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2023-09-21: News Headlines

Christopher E. Bruce (2023-09-21). RICO and Domestic Terrorism Charges Against Cop City Activists Send a Chilling Message. aclu.org

Ed Rampell (2023-09-20). Filmmaker Connects Dots Between Fugitive Slave Law and Modern-Day "Karens" truthout.org Since 1989 Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stanley Nelson has been among the leading chroniclers of Black liberation and civil rights struggles in the U.S. Some of the documentaries Nelson has directed and produced, such as 2003's The Murder of Emmett Till, 2021's Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre and the 2021 short Lynching Postcards: 'Token of a Great Day' — about souvenir postcards that… |

Staff (2023-09-20). Assassination of Sikh Leader in Canada Highlights Modi's Embrace of Authoritarianism in India & Abroad. democracynow.org We speak to Arjun Sethi, a Sikh community activist, civil rights lawyer and professor at Georgetown Law, about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's public accusations that the Indian government arranged the assassination of a prominent Sikh leader and Canadian citizen outside a Sikh temple in British Columbia in June. India has denied the allegations. Hardeep Singh Nijjar was a prominent leader in the Khalistan movement, a Sikh separatist movement that advocates for the formation of an independent Sikh homeland in the northwest Indian state of Punjab. He had been designated a terrorist by India's…

Assange Defense. (2023-09-21). Australian Politicians Coming To US To Free Julian Assange. popularresistance.org More than 60 Australian politicians have called on the United States government to drop the prosecution of Julian Assange, warning of "a sharp and sustained outcry in Australia" if the WikiLeaks founder is extradited. The letter comes ahead of announcements that a contingent of parliamentarians are coming to Washington D.C. this week in hopes of securing Assange's freedom. In the letter, the 63 MPs and senators said they were "resolutely of the view that the prosecution and incarceration of the Australian citizen Julian Assange must end". The letter will be taken to Washington D.C. where it will be presented to U…

Staff (2023-09-20). Colombian President Gustavo Petro: Charges Against Julian Assange Are "Mockery of Freedom of Press" democracynow.org At the United Nations General Assembly this week, multiple world leaders voiced support for the imprisoned founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, including Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Colombian President Gustavo Petro. We air an excerpt of Democracy Now!'s exclusive interview with Petro, who calls Assange's continued incarceration "the greatest mockery of freedom of press … brought to bear by the country that built the concept."…

Brenda Norrell (2023-09-21). Appeals Court to Hear Excessive Force Lawsuit at Backwater Bridge at Standing Rock Today. indybay.org

Brenda Norrell (2023-09-20). Appeals Court to Hear Excessive Force Lawsuit at Backwater Bridge at Standing Rock Today. indybay.org

Chris Walker (2023-09-20). Ohio Ed Board Members Sue State Over Law Creating New, Separate Education Agency. truthout.org Several members of the Ohio state Board of Education have filed a lawsuit against the state of Ohio and Gov. Mike DeWine (R), alleging that recent changes by him and the Republican-controlled state legislature violate the state constitution. The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday by seven members of the board, claims that aspects of the bill usurp the constitutional authority of the Board of Education by… |

Zane McNeill (2023-09-20). Citizen Groups Sue EPA for Using Black Neighborhoods as "Sacrifice Zones" truthout.org Environmental citizen groups in Louisiana, West Virginia and Texas are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after Black communities in these states were excluded from an effort to tighten regulations regarding cancer-causing air pollution. The lawsuit alleges that majority-Black communities in these states are disproportionately burdened with facilities that are major sources of… |

infobrics (2023-09-21). Kiev in search for new energy sources using inmates and bicycles. infobrics.org In the midst of the energy crisis, Ukrainian politicians propose to use prisoners to generate electricity.

Dave DeCamp (2023-09-20). State Department Confirms US Citizen Gonzalo Lira Is Detained in Ukraine. news.antiwar.com The State Department has confirmed that American citizen Gonzalo Lira is being held in a Ukrainian prison over charges related to his speech and views on the war in Ukraine. Lira is a popular YouTuber and journalist who was arrested by the Ukrainian Security Services (SBU) in May for creating content that was critical of …

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2023-09-18: News Headlines

Robert Inlakesh (2023-09-17). Black Lives Don't Matter To Israel And The West Turns A Blind Eye. thelastamericanvagabond.com In what has been almost completely ignored in Western corporate media, and by the US government, following a confrontation in Tel Aviv between Eritrean immigrant protesters and the police, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has openly called for the expulsion of African refugees. Despite a long history of racist abuse against black people and refugees

Peoples Dispatch (2023-09-18). Youth groups demand release of Italian-Palestinian researcher Khaled El Qaisi who was detained by Israel. peoplesdispatch.org Khaled El Qaisi was detained by Israeli authorities on August 31 while he was on a family trip to Bethlehem. On September 14, an Israeli court extended his detention over alleged concerns of national security…

Candice Norwood, Scheer Post. (2023-09-17). Teenagers' Detention At Angola Exposes Fractured Juvenile System. popularresistance.org This week the state of Louisiana was expected to transfer a group of mostly Black boys out of the former death row unit of Louisiana State Penitentiary — a maximum-security adult prison also known as Angola. But a federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily paused a judge's order requiring the state to move the children out of Angola by Friday. | The American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and several law firms, pushed for a year to stop the state from detaining children at the prison, which is located on a former slave plantation. The legal advocates praised a federal judge's man…

Chris Hedges, The Real News Network. (2023-09-18). Stella Assange Speaks Out On Julian Assange's Prison Conditions. popularresistance.org Prison is always a political tool, and in the case of whistleblowers like Julian Assange, the use of incarceration to suppress, discourage, and silence dissent is self-evident. Since being imprisoned, Assange has married and even started a family—but has been kept apart from his wife and children. In the second part of a two-part conversation, Stella Assange and Chris Hedges discuss the conditions of Julian's incarceration, and how it offers a glimpse into the overall brutality of the prison system.

Daniel Hurst, The Guardian. (2023-09-18). More Than 60 Australian MPs Urge US To Let Julian Assange Walk Free. popularresistance.org More than 60 Australian federal politicians have explicitly called on the US to drop the prosecution of Julian Assange, warning of "a sharp and sustained outcry in Australia" if the WikiLeaks founder is extradited. With a small cross-party delegation due to fly to Washington next week, the Guardian can reveal the lobbying trip has won the open support of 63 members of Australia's House of Representatives and Senate. | In a letter, the 63 MPs and senators said they stood in support of the trip to the US and were "resolutely of the view that the prosecution and incarceration of the Australian citizen Julian Assange…

Vicky Peláez (2023-09-18). The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery? globalresearch.ca This incisive and carefully researched article was first published by Global Research 15 years ago in March 2008. | *** | Things have got worse since 2008. African-Americans and Latinos are routinely the victims of arbitrary arrest, incarceration and inhumane exploitation in …


Editor (2023-09-17). Ex-UK Amb. Craig Murray: "The US Has Completely Ceased to be a Democracy" scheerpost.com By Max Blumenthal / The Grayzone Craig Murray is the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, a whistleblower, journalist and one of the leading voices for the freedom of Julian Assange. In this wide-randing interview with The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal, Murray takes aim at the US and UK's claims to uphold democracy while jailing dissidents — …

Staff (2023-09-18). Jack Dorsey Allowed Saudi Dictator To Infiltrate Twitter. trofire.com The royal family in Saudi Arabia has been routinely murdering people who are critical of the regime on social media, and a new lawsuit claims that Twitter, under the leadership of Jack Dorsey, was made aware that Saudis had actually infiltrated the company to send information about critics so the government could arrest them. Mike Papantonio & Farron …

teleSUR (2023-09-18). California Sues Major Oil Companies for Climate Risks. telesurenglish.net California has suffered extreme weather in recent years, which has resulted in devastating wildfires, air pollution, deadly heat waves and record-breaking droughts. | RELATED: | The latest lawsuit filed on Friday by California aimed to hold some of the world's largest oil companies accountable for the damage caused by climate change-induced storms and wildfires. | The lawsuit was against oil companies Exxon, Shell, Che…

Dan Feidt, Unicorn Riot. (2023-09-18). Prisoners Strike At Oak Park Heights Canteen. popularresistance.org Oak Park Heights, MN — Just days after prisoners at the Stillwater prison staged civil disobedience actions by refusing a staff lockdown, incarcerated workers at the nearby 'level 5' MCF-Oak Park Heights prison canteen have staged a work strike, according to activists who regularly stay in touch with prisoners. | The use of segregation, or sending prisoners to 'the hole,' has increased in recent years. Oak Park Heights administrators sent prisoners there 694 times in 2018, according to state Department of Corrections (DOC) data. | The Twin Cities branch of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC…

Dave DeCamp (2023-09-18). Five Americans Released as Part of Prisoner Swap Deal With Iran. news.antiwar.com Five Iranian Americans arrived in Qatar on Monday after being released by Iranian authorities as part of a prisoner swap deal between Washington and Tehran that was mediated by Doha and unfroze $6 billion in Iranian funds. The five Americans were greeted by US and Qatari officials and given a brief medical check before boarding …

Staff (2023-09-18). Headlines for September 18, 2023. democracynow.org U.N. Revises Death Toll from Libya Floods as Recovery Efforts Continue, 75,000 March to End Fossil Fuels in NYC as Hundreds of Thousands Worldwide Demand Climate Justice, Striking Workers Warn U.S. Automakers They May Expand Work Stoppage, Zelensky to Visit D.C. as Congress Debates Billions of Additional Dollars for Ukraine, Military Juntas in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso Sign Mutual Defense Pact, Office High-Rise Burns in Sudan's Capital Amid Fierce Fighting by Rival Factions, Iran and U.S. Finalize Prisoner Swap, Father of Mahsa Amini Arrested on First Anniversary of Her Death in Police Custody, Rights Gr…




David Goessmann (2023-09-17). Climate strike: How elites have been fighting Generation Alarm for five years. indybay.org Some activists are later sentenced to pay millions in damages, others have to spend months in prison for their civil disobedience. In the Bild newspaper, RWE boss Rolf Martin Schmitz calls them "eco-terrorists." But neither heat, nor summer drought, nor coal protests led the politicians to ask questions about the climate.

Editor (2023-09-17). Financial Criminal Carrie Tolstedt Avoids Prison Time for Her Role in Account Fraud. scheerpost.com By Max Jones / Original to ScheerPost Former head of the Wells Fargo community banking division, Carrie Tolstedt, "agreed to plead guilty to the criminal charge of obstructing regulators' investigation" [of Wells Fargo]," according to CNN Business. While prosecutors pursued a 12-month prison sentence for Tolstedt, she was sentenced to three years probation, will pay …

Joe Lauria, Consortium News. (2023-09-17). Craig Murray Blocked From Assange Courthouse In Virginia. popularresistance.org Craig Murray, a former British ambassador and close associate of imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, said he was prevented by a U.S. marshal from entering the courthouse in Alexandria, VA where Assange would be put on trial if he loses his extradition case in Britain. | In Washington on a U.S. tour, Murray told a gathering on Wednesday that with some time to kill he decided earlier that day to visit the federal courthouse in Alexandria "just to see what that was like." | "So I found the federal court and I went to enter, as any member of the public is entitled to do," Murray said, according to a video…

Kyle Anzalone (2023-09-17). US, European Partners Sanction Iran Amid Prisoner Swap Negotiations. news.antiwar.com The US issued dozens of sanctions on Iran as Washington and Tehran negotiate a deal that could see several prisoners released. Additionally, France, Germany, and the UK extended sanctions on Iran that were set to expire. On Friday, the State Department announced dozens of sanctions targeting Tehran. Twenty-five Iranian individuals, three media outlets, and one …

David Goessmann (2023-09-18). Climate strike: How elites have been fighting Generation Alarm for five years. indybay.org Some activists are later sentenced to pay millions in damages, others have to spend months in prison for their civil disobedience. In the Bild newspaper, RWE boss Rolf Martin Schmitz calls them "eco-terrorists." But neither heat, nor summer drought, nor coal protests led the politicians to ask questions about the climate.

Staff (2023-09-18). Copaganda Perpetuates the Myth That Freedom Puts the Public in Danger. truthout.org What do successful alternatives to policing, prosecution and prison actually look like? And how would they work? A group of Chicago's leading public safety, health and justice innovators gathered at the DePaul Art Museum last summer to provide much-needed clarity on these crucial questions. Artists, survivors of violence, entrepreneurs and business leaders, public defenders, policy experts… |




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