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2021-06-13: News Headlines

_____ (2021-06-13). New Jersey Activists Halted Two Deportations. popularresistance.org The 14 people arrested had camped out at the Bergen County Jail the previous night to try and stop the deportation of Marvin Jerezano Peña, a father from Red Bank, New Jersey who migrated from Mexico to the United States as a child. He had been arrested by ICE and was being held for marijuana possession, something now fully legal in the state. Nevertheless, ICE planned to deport Peña.

_____ (2021-06-13). How to Wreck a Black Nation In the Age of "Black Lives Matter" popularresistance.org Today you play a more nuanced game and you recruit Black politicians and Black terrorist groups who are willing to play along. Obfuscate, confuse, confound, so as to hide your true intentions, that is how you play the game in this day and age.

Staff (2021-06-13). Take action 12-19 June: Week of Action to Free Georges Abdallah. samidoun.net Join the international week of action between 12 and 19 June for the liberation of Georges Abdallah! Georges Abdallah is a Lebanese Communist struggler for Palestinian liberation imprisoned in France since 1984 and the longest-held political prisoner in Europe. The call for this international week of action was launched by the Unitary Campaign for the Liberation of Georges Abdallah and supported by a joint appeal signed by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and the Collectif Palestine Vaincra, alongside many other organizations, emphasizes that "Your release is our determination and our commitment,…

Staff (2021-06-13). 13 June, Austin, TX: Demand freedom for Georges Abdallah — Art party and solidarity video. samidoun.net First event: Sunday, 13 June 3 pm Chestnut Pocket Park, Austin TX Second event: Tuesday, 15 June 6: 30 pm Mueller Park Austin, TX More info: www.instagram.com/p/CQBwOZLFNfS/ Join PSC (the Palestine Solidarity Committee of Austin, TX) and Red Aid as we gather to create a solidarity video for the international week of action (called by Pour la Libération de Georges Abdallah) to demand that France release Georges Abdallah, the Lebanese freedom fighter for Palestine and Europe's oldest political prisoner. George has been eligible for release since 1999 and between 2004 and 2020, nine of his parole requests hav…

_____ (2021-06-13). United Kingdom: Members Of Parliament Call On Joe Biden To Free Assange. popularresistance.org "Our countries are … increasingly confronted with the contradiction of advocating for press freedom abroad while holding Mr. Assange for years in the UK's most notorious prison at the request of the US government," the letter says. "We appeal to you to drop this prosecution, an act that would be a clarion call for freedom that would echo around the globe."

_____ (2021-06-13). US Compels Small African Country To Imprison Venezuelan Diplomat. popularresistance.org Upon landing in Cabo Verde, Saab was forcibly removed from the plane, imprisoned, and held under torturous conditions. A year later, Saab, who is a lawfully appointed diplomatic agent of Venezuela, remains illegally imprisoned and is fighting extradition to the US. | Saab faces US charges with a maximum penalty of 160 years imprisonment. To put Saab's potential sentence into perspective, the reportedly rogue Cabo Verde soldier who murdered eleven in the 2016 Monte Tchota massacre on the Cape Verdean island of Santiago received a 35-year sentence. | Although Saab had not violated any law in Cabo Verde, the US has…

Daniel Espinosa (2021-06-12). Will right-wing Peruvian demagogue Keiko Fujimori burn the country down before accepting defeat? thegrayzone.com Despite a wave of anti-communist propaganda and mysterious "terrorist" massacre, leftist teacher Pedro Castillo has triumphed in Peru's presidential election. But his right-wing rival refuses to accept the results. LIMA, PERU — Keiko Fujimori, the political heiress to the jailed Peruvian former dictator Alberto Fujimori, appears to have lost her third election in a row. This time, she has been defeated by Pedro Castillo, a leftist teacher from the rural Andes who narrowly leads in a deliberately delayed poll. Facing …

Eds. (2021-06-12). 'Release the Bhima Koregaon 16 Immediately': Nobel Laureates, EU MPs Write to Indian Authorities. mronline.org The signatories, including Noam Chomsky and Olga Tokarczuk, sought that the temporary order to release prisoners in light of COVID-19 be applied to these political prisoners as well. | June 12, 2021…

The Canary (2021-06-12). Jeremy Corbyn among 24 MPs urging Joe Biden to drop Assange extradition bid. thecanary.co A group of British MPs have written to the US president urging him to drop his administration's attempt to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. | An open letter to Joe Biden, who's in the UK for the G7 summit, said dropping the prosecution would be a "clarion call for freedom". | Assange is being detained in Belmarsh prison in London. Meanwhile the US continues an attempt to extradite him over the activities of WikiLeaks. | Joe Biden at the G7 summit (Leon Neal/PA) | Dangerous precedent: | The MPs said they'd hoped Biden's victory might be the occasion to draw a line under the prosecution. | They a…

Roger D. Harris (2021-06-12). US Compels Small African Country to Imprison Venezuelan Diplomat. dissidentvoice.org The Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, imprisoned for trying to buy humanitarian supplies from Iran in legal international trade but in violation of illegal US sanctions, is facing extradition to the US. That is like getting stabbed in the back and then being arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. US extraterritorial judicial overreach On June 12, …

teleSUR (2021-06-12). Argentina Sentences to Prison Five Ex-Repressors for Murder. telesurenglish.net San Martin's Federal Oral Court sentenced five ex Armed Forces' intelligence officers to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity committed between 1978-1980 against members of the guerrilla organization "Motoneros." | RELATED: | The defendants were sentenced for murder with malice aforethought, unlawful deprivation of liberty, and aggravated torment of 94 victims in the "Campo de Mayo" military base, where a clande…

| teleSUR (2021-06-12). Argentina Sentences to Prison Five Ex-Repressors for Murder. telesurenglish.net San Martin's Federal Oral Court sentenced five ex Armed Forces' intelligence officers to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity committed between 1978-1980 against members of the guerrilla organization "Motoneros." RELATED:

WSWS (2021-06-12). Monarchist linked to France's far-right Action franàßaise slaps Macron. wsws.org On Thursday, a Valence court jailed Damien Tarel for 18 months, 14 of them suspended, for having slapped President Emmanuel Macron in the face.

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2021-06-12: News Headlines

Eds. (2021-06-12). 'Release the Bhima Koregaon 16 Immediately': Nobel Laureates, EU MPs Write to Indian Authorities. mronline.org The signatories, including Noam Chomsky and Olga Tokarczuk, sought that the temporary order to release prisoners in light of COVID-19 be applied to these political prisoners as well. | June 12, 2021…

The Canary (2021-06-12). Jeremy Corbyn among 24 MPs urging Joe Biden to drop Assange extradition bid. thecanary.co A group of British MPs have written to the US president urging him to drop his administration's attempt to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. | An open letter to Joe Biden, who's in the UK for the G7 summit, said dropping the prosecution would be a "clarion call for freedom". | Assange is being detained in Belmarsh prison in London. Meanwhile the US continues an attempt to extradite him over the activities of WikiLeaks. | Joe Biden at the G7 summit (Leon Neal/PA) | Dangerous precedent: | The MPs said they'd hoped Biden's victory might be the occasion to draw a line under the prosecution. | They a…

WSWS (2021-06-12). Monarchist linked to France's far-right Action franàßaise slaps Macron. wsws.org On Thursday, a Valence court jailed Damien Tarel for 18 months, 14 of them suspended, for having slapped President Emmanuel Macron in the face.

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-06-11). Socialist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo wins tight victory in Peru. peoplesworld.org In voting on June 6, Pedro Castillo, candidate of the Peru Libre (Free Peru) political party, defeated three-time presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, daughter of imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori. Five days later, with all votes counted, Castillo claimed a victory margin of 69,546 votes or 50.2 % of the votes. Keiko Fujimori, who gained 49.8% …

Jim McMahan (2021-06-11). Monthly vigil: Demand human rights at Tacoma immigration prison! workers.org Since the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., opened in 2004, detainees and their families, civil rights activists and the community have protested the inhuman conditions from the use of solitary confinement to tainted meals. The monthly demonstration and vigil will be held there at 1623 E. J St., Sunday, . . . |

Ashoka Mukpo (2021-06-11). The 'ICE Kids'. aclu.org This piece was On a cold, rainy night last November, Bastian Rodriguez spent the first hours of his 18th birthday inside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement van. Rodriguez was aging out of the Cowlitz County Youth Services Center, a juvenile jail in Longview, Wash., and was on his way to the Northwest ICE Processing Center, a privately run immigration detention facility for adults in Tacoma. He had already spent more than two years in ICE custody. | "These adult people are going t…

Staff (2021-06-11). Supreme Court Case Could Set Back Fight for LGBTQ+ Anti-Discrimination Laws. truthout.org A relatively obscure Supreme Court case heard last year could fundamentally alter the landscape of LGBTQ+ rights and anti-discrimination law — and given the court's current conservative supermajority, many community advocates fear the worst. The case,

Staff (2021-06-11). "Julian Is Suffering": Family of WikiLeaks Founder Assange in U.S. to Demand His Release from Prison. democracynow.org The U.S. State Department is pushing to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Britain, where Biden is now meeting with leaders during the G7 summit. A U.K. judge blocked Assange's extradition in January, citing serious mental health concerns. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison if brought to the U.S., where he was indicted for violations of the Espionage Act related to the publication of classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes. We speak with Assange's father and half-brother, who are on a tour of the United States to advocate for his release. "The G7 meeting is based upon values, and yet they…

Staff (2021-06-11). 50 Years Later, a Majority of Americans Want the Drug War to End. truthout.org Jonathan Wall is currently jailed in a maximum-security federal prison in Baltimore, Maryland, facing 15 years in prison. The 25-year-old man's alleged crime? Doing what small businesses and multimillion-dollar corporations alike do as members of the nation's Wall's attorney, Jason F…

Jennifer Stisa Granick (2021-06-11). No More Spying on Journalists. aclu.org The trove of revealing data held by phone and email providers is proving too great a temptation for the Justice Department, even when the government's spying threatens the freedom of the press. The department's existing rules, which were supposed to prevent abuse, have failed and it's time for new, robust limits that will adequately protect journalists — and the free press on which our democracy depends. In a welcome step, the Biden administration and Justice Department

Asa Winstanley (2021-06-11). Israel's newly elected "centrist" president Isaac Herzog is a racist. electronicintifada.net Former Labor leader has long participated in oppression of Palestinians.

_____ (2021-06-11). Lying Cops Still On Duty Despite Brady List. popularresistance.org Almost 200 Washington state law enforcement officers have been placed on the Brady list, a list of officers who may not be considered trustworthy in a court of law. | USA Today in an extensive investigation found that "thousands of people have faced criminal charges or have gone to prison based in part on testimony from law enforcement officers deemed to have credibility problems by their bosses or by prosecutors." | Although these officers have proven themselves unsafe for the public, law enforcement agencies continue to employ and rehire untrustworthy officers and take no real accountability for the abhorrent a…

Colin Todhunter (2021-06-11). WHO's Chief Scientist Served with Legal Notice for Disinformation and Suppression of Evidence. globalresearch.ca On 25 May 2021, the Indian Bar Association (IBA) served a 51-page legal notice on Dr Soumya Swaminathan, the Chief Scientist at the World Health Organisation (WHO), for: | [H]er act of spreading disinformation and misguiding the people of India, in …

Michael Welton (2021-06-11). A Cry of Hope in the Absence of Hope. counterpunch.org Anyone who has followed the Israeli government's macabre dance of non-negotiation and play-acting the role of eternal victim, while humiliating, jailing, murdering and robbing Palestinians of their land, can only adopt the stance of those "complaint psalms"—the ones where the supplicant shakes his fist at the Yahweh for seemingly preventing justice from flowing down like

WSWS (2021-06-11). Ex-UAW president Gary Jones gets wrist-slap sentence for perpetuating "culture of corruption" in union. wsws.org US District Court Judge Paul Borman sentenced former United Auto Workers president Gary Jones to 28 months in prison for embezzling up to $1.5 million in union funds to finance golf trips, private villas, and lavish meals for top UAW executives.

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