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2021-11-30: News Headlines

Staff (2021-11-29). BLM Co-Founder Alicia Garza: Ahmaud Arbery Should Still Be With Us; Biden Must Condemn Vigilantes. democracynow.org After a Georgia jury reached a verdict of "guilty" in the closely watched trial of three white men who chased and fatally shot 25-year-old unarmed Black man Ahmaud Arbery, many activists and racial justice advocates following the case have expressed some relief in hearing the conviction. We speak with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, who says while it might feel important that the murders were held accountable for their actions, "justice would be that Ahmaud Arbery would still be with us today." Garza also discusses the broader context of other trials of white supremacists, like Kyle Rittenhouse, and t…

Staff (2021-11-29). Two Palestinian prisoners continue hunger strike for freedom; Louay al-Ashqar suspends strike after 49 days. samidoun.net Palestinian prisoner Louay al-Ashqar suspended his hunger strike after 49 days with an agreement to set a specific date for the end of his administrative detention, Israeli imprisonment without charge or trial. Hisham Abu Hawash, on hunger strike for 104 days, and Nidal Ballout, on hunger strike for 30 days, are continuing to refuse food […] | The article

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-29). Palestinian administrative detainee Loay al-Ashqar ends hunger strike after deal on release. peoplesdispatch.org Two other administrative detainees, Hisham Abu Hawwash and Nidal Ballout, continue to be on hunger strike against their illegal administrative detention by Israel. They have been on hunger strike for 104 and 31 days, respectively…

Ann Brown (2021-11-29). Fact Check: The U.S. Government Conducted Or Paid For Medical Experiments On U.S. Prisoners. moguldom.com The Tuskegee Study should have taught us that the U.S. government has few qualms about performing medical experiments on unsuspecting subjects. That experiment involved an estimated 600 Black men in Alabama who had syphilis and was conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Leonard Peltier (2021-11-29). Leonard Peltier's 2021 National Day of Mourning message. liberationnews.org This statement was written by world-renowned political prisoner Leonard Peltier to mark this year's National Day of Mourning.

Leonard Peltier (2021-11-29). Leonard Peltier: Statement on 'Day of Mourning'. workers.org Leonard Peltier, a leader of the American Indian Movement, was falsely framed and convicted for the killing of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in 1975. He has spent almost 46 years in federal prisons and is in ill-health. The following is a slightly edited . . . |

Michael Fortino (2021-11-29). Unnecessary and Complicated Transfers Are Spreading COVID in Federal Prisons. truthout.org When I began my interview with Brett Ellis, a federal prisoner at FCI Seagoville in Seagoville, Texas, he introduced himself by saying matter-of-factly, "I'm CONVICT-19, and I tested positive." | Perplexed and somewhat confused, I responded, "You mean COVID-19," to which he immediately corrected me, insisting, "No, CONVICT-19, that's what the marshals and the guards call me, and that was before I tested positive." He continued, "In fact, I'm only in prison for 19 days, so getting COVID was ab…

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2021-11-29: News Headlines

Staff (2021-11-29). BLM Co-Founder Alicia Garza: Ahmaud Arbery Should Still Be With Us; Biden Must Condemn Vigilantes. democracynow.org After a Georgia jury reached a verdict of "guilty" in the closely watched trial of three white men who chased and fatally shot 25-year-old unarmed Black man Ahmaud Arbery, many activists and racial justice advocates following the case have expressed some relief in hearing the conviction. We speak with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, who says while it might feel important that the murders were held accountable for their actions, "justice would be that Ahmaud Arbery would still be with us today." Garza also discusses the broader context of other trials of white supremacists, like Kyle Rittenhouse, and t…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-29). Palestinian administrative detainee Loay al-Ashqar ends hunger strike after deal on release. peoplesdispatch.org Two other administrative detainees, Hisham Abu Hawwash and Nidal Ballout, continue to be on hunger strike against their illegal administrative detention by Israel. They have been on hunger strike for 104 and 31 days, respectively…

Staff (2021-11-29). Two Palestinian prisoners continue hunger strike for freedom; Louay al-Ashqar suspends strike after 49 days. samidoun.net Palestinian prisoner Louay al-Ashqar suspended his hunger strike after 49 days with an agreement to set a specific date for the end of his administrative detention, Israeli imprisonment without charge or trial. Hisham Abu Hawash, on hunger strike for 104 days, and Nidal Ballout, on hunger strike for 30 days, are continuing to refuse food […] | The article

Michael Fortino (2021-11-29). Unnecessary and Complicated Transfers Are Spreading COVID in Federal Prisons. truthout.org When I began my interview with Brett Ellis, a federal prisoner at FCI Seagoville in Seagoville, Texas, he introduced himself by saying matter-of-factly, "I'm CONVICT-19, and I tested positive." | Perplexed and somewhat confused, I responded, "You mean COVID-19," to which he immediately corrected me, insisting, "No, CONVICT-19, that's what the marshals and the guards call me, and that was before I tested positive." He continued, "In fact, I'm only in prison for 19 days, so getting COVID was ab…

teleSUR (2021-11-28). UN Calls for Peaceful and Transparent Elections in Honduras. telesurenglish.net The United Nations (UN) called on political actors in Honduras to conduct peaceful and transparent General Elections this Sunday. | RELATED: | In a press release, the UN vowed for Hondurans to be able to exercise their right to vote in an "informed and peaceful manner, in conditions of equality, without any type of discrimination and with full guarantee of human rights." | The UN System in the Central American natio…

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