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2021-10-20: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-10-20). US Illegally Extradites Venezuelan Diplomat from Cabo Verde to the US (Statement). orinocotribune.com The Free Alex Saab Committee issued the following news release | October 18. For further information see The Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab was renditioned and kidnapped to the U.S. on October 16 without waiting for a final extradition decision. The action was taken in secret, without notifying his defense team and without relevant documentation. Saab had been imprisoned in Cabo Verde since June 12, 2020, for trying to buy humanitarian supplies for Venezuela in legal international trade but in violation of illegal U.S. s…

Austin Reynolds (2021-10-20). Anchorage unites against anti-maskers and the far right. liberationnews.org On Oct. 12, PSL Anchorage led a coalition of eight organizations to organize a Protest Against Hate. The coalition included the Alaska Poor People's Campaign, Stand Up Alaska, Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators, The Alaska Center, Black Lives Matter Alaska, CannaCo and Sol de Medianoche. The Protest Against Hate, which saw a turnout of over …

Editor2 (2021-10-19). Statement on the Illegal Extradition of Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com By Frente Hugo Chavez para la Defensa de los Pueblos | Vancouver, October 17, 2021 | Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab has been kidnapped for the second time by the United States government on October 16 and forcefully removed from the Archipelago nation of Cabo Verde (West Africa). We have learned that Mr. Saab was picked up at 4 a.m local time and airlifted on a jet aircraft leased by the US Justice Department to Miami, Florida to be locked in a security prison. He was

Latino Rebels (2021-10-19). Black Haitian Families Take on Department of Homeland Security, Activist Returns After Deportation. latinorebels.com On Monday, Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the agency's Inspector General, on behalf of a group of Black Haitians and their families who fled a dangerous situation in Haiti only to be submitted to inhumane treatment by federal officials at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-19). Trial of prominent Egyptian activists postponed, detention extended by two weeks. peoplesdispatch.org The judge postponed the trial of activists Alaa Abdel Fattah, Mohammed el-Baqer, Mohammed Ibrahim and Yahia Hussein Abdel-Hadi for a review, thus extending their detention which has already surpassed the legally allowed two-year limit…

Hugo Murphy (2021-10-19). The Weekly Round-up: Human trafficking, climate protest and algorithmic discrimination. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: In a landmark decision handed down on Tuesday, the High Court ruled that discretionary leave to remain should be granted to recognised modern slavery victims seeking asylum based on the fear of being re-trafficked upon return to their home countries. Linden J delivered judgment in KTT, R (on the application of) v Secretary …

Repost (2021-10-19). Tuesday 10/19: Call to Action: At the Monterey County Jail. indybay.org Juvenile Hall, Natividad and Ranier, Salinas…

_____ (2021-10-19). Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Imprisoned In Unit For Terrorists. popularresistance.org Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale, who pled guilty to violating the Espionage Act, was transferred from a jail in Virginia to a communication management unit (CMU) at United States Penitentiary Marion in southern Illinois. He is the first person convicted for an unauthorized disclosure of information to the press to be incarcerated in a CMU, which the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) claims is for terrorists and "high-risk inmates." The decision may effectively cut him off from his entire support network, including friends and fellow whistleblowers who were by his side as federal prosecutors aggressively pursued charges aga…

_____ (2021-10-19). Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Imprisoned In Communications Management Unit Designed For Terrorists. popularresistance.org Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale, who pled guilty to violating the Espionage Act, was transferred from a jail in Virginia to a communication management unit (CMU) at United States Penitentiary Marion in southern Illinois. He is the first person convicted for an unauthorized disclosure of information to the press to be incarcerated in a CMU, which the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) claims is for terrorists and "high-risk inmates." The decision may effectively cut him off from his entire support network, including friends and fellow whistleblowers who were by his side as federal prosecutors aggressively pursued charges aga…

Repost (2021-10-19). The Lies & Falsification Of Pacifica's "New Day" Exposed By Lawsuit Judgement. indybay.org The so called "New Day" faction which was supported by many media "stars" at KPFA and KPFK has been exposed as a con job and a complete fraud. It tried a take-over of Pacifica and was supported by the so called "Protectors" group at KPFA.They publicly claimed that they had won the election despite the fact that they lost it. The KPFA staff members who supported them and went along with this complete and total lie need to be held accountable. Do they really belong at a station that says that it tells the truth to listeners and supporters?>

Staff (2021-10-19). Trump's Lawsuit Against January 6 Commission Is a "Delay Tactic," Members Say. truthout.org Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to halt the transfer of documents from his final days in office to the House select committee investigating the breach of the U.S. Capitol building in January. | Current President Joe Biden

Jonathan Cook (2021-10-19). Amazon and Google: partners in Israeli apartheid. electronicintifada.net Corporate giants are building tech infrastructure of oppression.

Anonymous Contributor (2021-10-19). Week of Solidarity with Loma de Bácum and for the Freedom of Fidencio Aldama. itsgoingdown.org Call out for a week of solidarity with the Indigenous Yaqui community of Loma de Bácum and for the freedom of political prisoner Fidencio Aldama, October 21-27, 2021. Since 2015, the Yaqui people of Loma de Bácum, Sonora, have been resisting the Gasoducto Sonora pipeline project that Sempra Energy is trying to build inside their…

WSWS (2021-10-19). Oklahoma woman convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to four years in prison for miscarriage. wsws.org The political context for this reactionary and barbaric case is a full-fledged assault on abortion rights in the United States.

Chloe DS (2021-10-19). Refugee: 'Serco is playing with our lives' in the Park Hotel. greenleft.org.au A refugee imprisoned at the Park hotel prison in Carlton told Green Left that three refugees had tested positive for COVID-19 and that many others have symptoms. Chloe DS reports.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-19). Antifa groups protest conviction of anti-fascist cadre by Stuttgart court. peoplesdispatch.org A Stuttgart court sentenced the two activists, Joel P. and Diyar A., to prison for attacking right-wing trade union members on the sidelines of a corona-sceptic rally at Stuttgart in May 2020…

Thandisizwe Chimurenga (2021-10-19). As Sirhan and Hinckley Prepare to Walk Free, Why is Ruchell Magee Still in Prison? counterpunch.org On June 5, 1968, Sirhan Sirhan approached Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, brother of former president John F. Kennedy, just after midnight at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He then pulled a gun and shot Kennedy in the head and upper body at close range. On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley Jr. walked up

Peace Action NH (2021-10-19). Monday 10/25: Freedom Summer: Confronting U.S. History of Voter Suppression w/ Activist, Jim Kates. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

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2021-10-19: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-19). Trial of prominent Egyptian activists postponed, detention extended by two weeks. peoplesdispatch.org The judge postponed the trial of activists Alaa Abdel Fattah, Mohammed el-Baqer, Mohammed Ibrahim and Yahia Hussein Abdel-Hadi for a review, thus extending their detention which has already surpassed the legally allowed two-year limit…

Repost (2021-10-19). Tuesday 10/19: Call to Action: At the Monterey County Jail. indybay.org Juvenile Hall, Natividad and Ranier, Salinas…

Repost (2021-10-19). The Lies & Falsification Of Pacifica's "New Day" Exposed By Lawsuit Judgement. indybay.org The so called "New Day" faction which was supported by many media "stars" at KPFA and KPFK has been exposed as a con job and a complete fraud. It tried a take-over of Pacifica and was supported by the so called "Protectors" group at KPFA.They publicly claimed that they had won the election despite the fact that they lost it. The KPFA staff members who supported them and went along with this complete and total lie need to be held accountable. Do they really belong at a station that says that it tells the truth to listeners and supporters?>

Jonathan Cook (2021-10-19). Amazon and Google: partners in Israeli apartheid. electronicintifada.net Corporate giants are building tech infrastructure of oppression.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-19). Antifa groups protest conviction of anti-fascist cadre by Stuttgart court. peoplesdispatch.org A Stuttgart court sentenced the two activists, Joel P. and Diyar A., to prison for attacking right-wing trade union members on the sidelines of a corona-sceptic rally at Stuttgart in May 2020…

Thandisizwe Chimurenga (2021-10-19). As Sirhan and Hinckley Prepare to Walk Free, Why is Ruchell Magee Still in Prison? counterpunch.org On June 5, 1968, Sirhan Sirhan approached Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, brother of former president John F. Kennedy, just after midnight at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He then pulled a gun and shot Kennedy in the head and upper body at close range. On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley Jr. walked up

Editor2 (2021-10-19). Statement on the Illegal Extradition of Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com By Frente Hugo Chavez para la Defensa de los Pueblos | Vancouver, October 17, 2021 | Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab has been kidnapped for the second time by the United States government on October 16 and forcefully removed from the Archipelago nation of Cabo Verde (West Africa). We have learned that Mr. Saab was picked up at 4 a.m local time and airlifted on a jet aircraft leased by the US Justice Department to Miami, Florida to be locked in a security prison. He was

WSWS (2021-10-19). Oklahoma woman convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to four years in prison for miscarriage. wsws.org The political context for this reactionary and barbaric case is a full-fledged assault on abortion rights in the United States.

Anonymous Contributor (2021-10-19). Week of Solidarity with Loma de Bácum and for the Freedom of Fidencio Aldama. itsgoingdown.org Call out for a week of solidarity with the Indigenous Yaqui community of Loma de Bácum and for the freedom of political prisoner Fidencio Aldama, October 21-27, 2021. Since 2015, the Yaqui people of Loma de Bácum, Sonora, have been resisting the Gasoducto Sonora pipeline project that Sempra Energy is trying to build inside their…

Chloe DS (2021-10-19). Refugee: 'Serco is playing with our lives' in the Park Hotel. greenleft.org.au A refugee imprisoned at the Park hotel prison in Carlton told Green Left that three refugees had tested positive for COVID-19 and that many others have symptoms. Chloe DS reports.

Peace Action NH (2021-10-19). Monday 10/25: Freedom Summer: Confronting U.S. History of Voter Suppression w/ Activist, Jim Kates. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Angeline Cheek (2021-10-18). We Need Accountability for Those Who Commit Violence Against Native Women. aclu.org CONTENT WARNING: The following content contains details of sexual violence and may be harmful or traumatizing to some readers. | When L.B., a Northern Cheyenne woman, called the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to her house for help, she was hoping to receive support. Instead, she was sexually assaulted by a law enforcement officer who was sworn to protect her. | In October 2015, L.B. called the police to report that her mother was driving while intoxicated. Shortly after, a BIA officer arrived at L.B.'s house dressed in uniform in what started out as a routine visit. The officer entered her home and asked L.B.

Austin Reynolds (2021-10-18). Anchorage unites against anti-maskers and the far right. liberationnews.org On October 12 PSL Anchorage led a coalition of eight organizations to organize a Protest Against Hate. The coalition included the Alaska Poor People's Campaign, Stand Up Alaska, Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators, The Alaska Center, Black Lives Matter Alaska, CannaCo and Sol de Medianoche. The Protest Against Hate, which saw a turnout of over …

_____ (2021-10-18). Trauma And Transformation In An American Prison, Part 1. popularresistance.org In part one of a two-part interview, journalist Hugh Hamilton discusses the saga of trauma and transformation in an American prison as chronicled in journalist Chris Hedges' new book, 'Our Class: Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison'. | The US imprisons more of its people than any other country in the world. According to the non-profit Prison Policy Initiative, the American prison-industrial complex currently holds captive nearly 2.3 million people in more than 6,000 prisons, penitentiaries, jails, detention centers, and correctional facilities across the country. | In his newest and positively rivetin…

Michael Payne (2021-10-18). Trump planning to run in 2024? From his jail cell? nationofchange.org This guy is a political crook that has been allowed to run free—so far.

Staff (2021-10-18). Headlines for October 18, 2021. democracynow.org Gutting Democrats' Climate Plans, Manchin Opposes Renewable Energy Program in Reconciliation Bill, Manchin Wants Strict Conditions on Child Tax Credit, Which Has Lifted Millions of Kids from Poverty, FDA Panel Unanimously Recommends Booster Shots of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine, Bronx Man Dies of COVID-19 One Hour After Release from Rikers Jail, COVID Cases on the Rise in the U.K, Russia; Melbourne Ends World's Longest Lockdown, U.S. to Compensate Afghan Families over August Drone Strike That Killed 10 Civilians, Death Toll in ISIS-K Mosque Attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Rises to 47, British Lawmaker David Amess Fatall…

Jonathan Cook (2021-10-18). After Corbyn, Israel Lobby Turns Its Guns on UK Academia. counterpunch.org The Israel lobby appears to be readying for a campaign to root out leftwing academics in the UK critical of Israel's continuing oppression of the Palestinian people — echoing its efforts against the previous leader of Britain's Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn.

Staff (2021-10-18). 19 October, Brooklyn, NYC: Screening of "Fedayin" — Georges Abdallah's Fight. samidoun.net Tuesday, 19 October 8 pm Spectacle Theater 124 S 3rd St Brooklyn, NY Info and pre-register: spectacletheater.com/fedayin Join the Palestinian Youth Movement and Samidoun for this NYC film screening of "Fedayin: Georges Abdallah's fight." Georges Abdallah is a Lebanese struggler for Palestine who has been imprisoned since 1984, despite being eligible for release since 1999, […] | The article

Joe Lauria (2021-10-18). What Baraitser Thought About the Plot to Kill or Abduct Assange. orinocotribune.com By Joe Lauria — Oct 16, 2021 | In her ruling in January against extraditing the imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher, Magistrate Vanessa Baraitser expressed a high degree of understanding for the CIA wanting to rub out Assange, writes Joe Lauria. | Lawyers for Julian Assange may try at the U.S. appeal hearing later this month to introduce weightier evidence that the Central Intelligence Agency seriously discussed killing or abducting the imprisoned journalist. | The lower court hearing before Judge Vanessa Baraitser in September last year already heard sworn testimony from a former partner and former employee of t…

Mustafa Abu Sneineh (2021-10-18). Israel bars released Palestinian woman from reuniting with family in Gaza. middleeasteye.net Israel bars released Palestinian woman from reuniting with family in Gaza | Nisreen Abu Kameel, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, has been refused entry into the Gaza Strip, where her seven children and husband of 20 years live | Mon, 10/18/2021 – 11: 26 | Former Palestinian prisoner Nisreen Abu Kameel gives an interview to local media outside Damon prison following her release on…

WSWS (2021-10-18). Maurice Papon and the October 1961 massacre of Paris. wsws.org In April 1998, Maurice Papon, then aged 88 years old, was sentenced to prison by a French court for having organised, the deportation of 1,690 Jews from France during the wartime Vichy regime, while he was the general secretary of the police prefecture in the Gironde.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-18). The U.S. Flies Alex Saab Out from Cabo Verde Without Court Order or Extradition Treaty. libya360.wordpress.com Dan Kovalik On October 16, Colombian businessman and Venezuelan Special Envoy Alex Saab was in practical terms kidnapped for the second time, first by Cabo Verde under pressure from Washington, and now by the U.S., in flagrant violation of international law. For nearly a year and a half, Saab had been imprisoned on the island…

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