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2021-11-26: News Headlines

Chloe DS (2021-11-26). Tamil refugee finally released into community detention after being locked up for 12 years. greenleft.org.au Chloe DS reports that Sivaguru "Rajan" Navanitharasa, who endured one of the longest periods inside Australia's detention centres, was finally released into community detention on November 25.

Kathy Fairfax (2021-11-26). Blockade Australia activist given 12 months' jail for climate protest. greenleft.org.au Sergio Herbert was sentenced to 12 months' jail for taking non-violent direct action as part of Blockade Australia's mobilisation against coal. Kathy Fairfax reports.

New Atlas (2021-11-26). American Released from Myanmar Was Part of US Regime-Change Machine. newatlas.report November 26, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — The Western media announced that American citizen Danny Fenster was freed from prison in Myanmar and allowed to leave the Southeast Asian nation in mid November after negotiations between American politician Bill Richardson and Myanmar's government. Reuters in its article, "US journalist freed in Myanmar, says he is …

WSWS (2021-11-25). All three of Ahmaud Arbery's killers found guilty of murder. wsws.org All three men were convicted of murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal intent to commit a felony. They face a minimum sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole.

Fight Back (2021-11-25). Tampa protest demands justice for Rittenhouse victims. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – At least 40 people gathered November 21 on a busy intersection off Hillsborough Avenue in East Tampa Florida to demand justice for the victims of right-wing vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse. Only days before, in a sham trial, Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges stemming from his rampage in Kenosha in August of 2020. The crowd chanted "How do you spell racist? K-Y-L-E" and "No justice, no peace, vigilantes get off our streets." | Uniting around the demand to throw Rittenhouse in jail, the event was organized by the Tampa Bay Community Action Committee and Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Soci…

Editor (2021-11-25). Thanksgiving glorifies the abhorrent colonization of Indigenous Peoples. mronline.org From Columbus Day to Independence Day to Thanksgiving, the U.S. pretty much specializes in taking dates that celebrate genocide and discrimination, and repackaging them as family-friendly holidays.

Staff (2021-11-25). Samidoun mourns the passing of comrade Samah Idriss, Lebanese Arab revolutionary intellectual. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network mourns the passing of comrade Samah Idriss this evening, 25 November, in Beirut. Samah Idriss was committed throughout his life, until his last moments, to the liberation of Palestine, the Arab people and the people of the world. He was a writer, publisher, editor, thinker, editor-in-chief of Al-Adab magazine and […] | The article

Staff (2021-11-25). Imprisoned Assange could get married by New Year. rt.com Julian Assange and his fiancée Stella Moris have formally registered their intention to get married in maximum security Belmarsh prison, where the Wikileaks co-founder is being held. | Read more | | "Today we notified our intention to marry. It will take at least 28 days for that to be cleared. We don't have a date planned yet because it will depend on the authorities. It could be as soon as before the New Year," Moris told journalists on Wednesday after visit…

Staff (2021-11-25). Israel military 'pimped' correctional officers to terrorists — prison chief. rt.com Allegations that female Israeli prison guards were left vulnerable to sexual assaults by suspected terrorists in an attempt to gain leverage and coax confessions have been reignited by a prison commander. | Speaking on Wednesday to an Israeli government panel, Gilboa Prison commander Freddy Ben Shitrit appeared to confirm reports from 2018 that women serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were put at risk of sexual assault in an effort to extract confessions from Palestinian terrorism suspects. | The commander said the prison bosses had "pimped soldiers" and "handed over female soldiers to terrorists for s…

Editor (2021-11-25). Leonard Peltier may finally get out of prison after more than 4 decades. mronline.org Peltier has served about four-and-a-half decades in prison for a crime—the killing of two FBI agents in a 1975 gun battle at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota—that even his erstwhile prosecutor now admits that Peltier did not commit.

JUFDJP (2021-11-25). Wednesday 12/22: America's Youngest Voters: Catalysts for Change and Targets of Suppression. indybay.org Online event…

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2021-11-25: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-11-25). All three of Ahmaud Arbery's killers found guilty of murder. wsws.org All three men were convicted of murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal intent to commit a felony. They face a minimum sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole.

Editor (2021-11-25). Thanksgiving glorifies the abhorrent colonization of Indigenous Peoples. mronline.org From Columbus Day to Independence Day to Thanksgiving, the U.S. pretty much specializes in taking dates that celebrate genocide and discrimination, and repackaging them as family-friendly holidays.

Staff (2021-11-25). Imprisoned Assange could get married by New Year. rt.com Julian Assange and his fiancée Stella Moris have formally registered their intention to get married in maximum security Belmarsh prison, where the Wikileaks co-founder is being held. | Read more | | "Today we notified our intention to marry. It will take at least 28 days for that to be cleared. We don't have a date planned yet because it will depend on the authorities. It could be as soon as before the New Year," Moris told journalists on Wednesday after visit…

Staff (2021-11-25). Israel military 'pimped' correctional officers to terrorists — prison chief. rt.com Allegations that female Israeli prison guards were left vulnerable to sexual assaults by suspected terrorists in an attempt to gain leverage and coax confessions have been reignited by a prison commander. | Speaking on Wednesday to an Israeli government panel, Gilboa Prison commander Freddy Ben Shitrit appeared to confirm reports from 2018 that women serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were put at risk of sexual assault in an effort to extract confessions from Palestinian terrorism suspects. | The commander said the prison bosses had "pimped soldiers" and "handed over female soldiers to terrorists for s…

JUFDJP (2021-11-25). Wednesday 12/22: America's Youngest Voters: Catalysts for Change and Targets of Suppression. indybay.org Online event…

Yasmin Cader (2021-11-24). The True Measure of Justice for Ahmaud Arbery Goes Beyond the Courtroom. aclu.org Our country is in the midst of a modern-day reckoning with its identity and its history of racialized oppression. Triggered in part by the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, our communities are grappling with the long history of inequality and hatred that continues to rear its head — more recently, in what must be understood as the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery. | These individual acts of racialized violence, as well as violence taking place in the context of subsequent protests such as that in Kenosha, highlight pervasive issues of systemic racism and the need for sweeping,…

Staff (2021-11-24). Three men found guilty of murdering black jogger. rt.com Greg and Travis McMichael have been found guilty on murder charges stemming from an altercation that led to the death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery and has since fueled Black Lives Matter protests. | Greg McMichael and his son, Travis, were found guilty on Wednesday after a jury deliberated for about 10 hours over two days. The McMichaels' neighbour, William Bryan, was also found guilty. The three men were charged with murder and aggravated assault after 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed during a struggle in February 2020. | Travis McMichael claimed he shot Arbery, who was jogging through Georgia's…

Teddy Grant (2021-11-24). Three White Men Found Guilty of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery. bnc.tv Three white men were all found guilty of the count of felony murder for killing Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery on Wednesday by a Brunswick, Ga. jury. Father-and-son duo Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael, as well as William "Roddie" Bryan, face decades in prison, and in Travis McMichael's case, for the rest of his life. Travis McMichael was found guilty on all nine …

Fight Back (2021-11-24). Michigan march against Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – 50 people marched Saturday night, November 20, in Grand Rapids to protest the acquittal of vigilante murderer Kyle Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse was acquitted earlier in the week, a result clearly engineered by biased circuit court judge Bruce Schroeder. The protest was organized by Justice for Black Lives, a Grand Rapids-based organization that has been leading the Black Liberation movement in the city since last year's protests after the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others. | Protesters called for justice for Rittenhouse's victims, chanting "Anthony, Joseph, this…

Ann Brown (2021-11-24). New Report Shows How Digital Redlining Works Against Black Users. moguldom.com Civil rights groups have long charged that Facebook's algorithms negatively impact Black users and internal Facebook documents prove that the allegations are mainly true. Facebook was fully aware that its algorithms were biased against Black people, an internal study found. On top of this, when Facebook was given a proposal by researchers to fix its …

WSWS (2021-11-24). Colonia Dignidad: Nazi criminality exported to Chile. wsws.org The Netflix documentary addresses the evangelical cult, run by the German psychopath and pro-fascist Paul Schà§fer, that participated in the torture of political prisoners and used slave labor to produce weapons for Chile's Pinochet dictatorship in the 1970s .

Jim McMahan (2021-11-24). Oppose the racist recall of Kshama Sawant! workers.org Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant with supporters. Seattle The ruling class from Seattle and beyond is trying to get rid of socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant in a recall election Dec. 7. They charge she supports the Black Lives Matter movement and opposes policies of big business and . . . |

_____ (2021-11-24). Race As A Factor In Human Rights Abuses. popularresistance.org This section of our Human Rights in the U.S. 2021 Report will examine key areas of inequality and the ongoing human rights violations that characterize Black life in the U.S. that constitute violations of basic human rights. Because we are addressing human rights and not merely civil rights violations, this oppression is not an internal matter to be addressed only by the governments, processes or people of the United States, but rather a crime against humanity that is properly addressed and adjudicated upon a world stage.

_____ (2021-11-24). Thanksgiving March To Free Indigenous Kids From Immigration Cages. popularresistance.org An informal group of Northwest Indigenous warriors, headed by veteran Native rights protector Sid Mills, announced last week they plan to join a march in Southern California to demand the release of Indigenous children from immigration detention facilities. The four-day event, called The March for Freedom, will begin in Los Angeles on the National Day of Mourning, known to non-Native people as Thanksgiving, and will end on Sunday, November 28, at the Otay Mesa Detention Facility in San Diego.

Alyssa Wilson (2021-11-24). Mother of Jashyah Moore Released From Jail After Abuse Allegations. bnc.tv The mother of former missing New Jersey teen Jashyah Moore has been released from jail after being accused of abuse. Jamie Moore was released from the Essex County jail on Tuesday after a detention hearing, according to NJ.com. The 40-year-old woman was arrested after her missing teenage daughter was found in New York and told authorities her mother …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-24). Palestinian administrative detainees Kayed al-Fasfous and Ayad al-Harimi end hunger strike after deal on release. peoplesdispatch.org Kayed al-Fasfous and Ayad al-Harimi were on hunger strike for 131 and 60 days respectively. They will be released after the current terms of administrative detention end in December and March…

Jordan Jace (2021-11-24). Community raises more than $6,000 for court debt in Rhode Island. liberationnews.org One of the most common reasons people in the state of Rhode Island receive warrants and are then jailed is court debt.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-24). Masar Badil: The New Palestinian Movement that Has Both Israel and the PA on Edge. libya360.wordpress.com Robert Inlakesh A Revolutionary Alternative Palestinians overwhelmingly reject the Palestinian Authority — which has refused to hold elections and constantly sided with Israeli forces, jailing and torturing rather than protecting its own people — and have long sought an alternative. Now, Masar Badil claims to be the solution. OCCUPIED PALESTINE — "We are building a…

Staff (2021-11-24). "Furious and Disgusted": Teen Survivor Speaks Out After Wealthy White Serial Rapist Gets Probation. democracynow.org The survivor of a serial rapist who received probation joins us to speak out after a New York judge sparked international outrage when he ruled it is inappropriate to jail the man who attacked her. Christopher Belter pleaded guilty to raping and sexually assaulting her along with three other teenage girls age 15 and 16, but he will avoid serving time in prison, and instead receive 8 years of probation. Belter is white, and from a prominent family who lives in a wealthy neighborhood near Niagara Falls. "This sentencing is telling rapists it's OK to rape and telling victims that there's no point in coming forward,"

Staff (2021-11-24). New documents shed light on Jeffrey Epstein's time in jail. rt.com Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein denied having suicidal thoughts before apparently hanging himself, though prison staff had observed signs of worrying behavior, according to newly released prison documents. | Epstein, who committed suicide by hanging in prison two years ago, denied being suicidal. The recent documents from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), obtained by The New York Times and CNN, construct a detailed timeline of the lead up to Epstein's death. Risk factors for suicide 'specific to sex offenders' as well more general risk factors were likely present, documents show. | Epstein was described…

Jon Skolnik (2021-11-24). Jury Finds "Unite the Right" Organizers Liable for $25.3 Million in Damages. truthout.org On Wednesday, a federal jury found all defendants in a lawsuit stemming from the "Unite the Right Rally" — a violent demonstration led by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia — guilty of violating a Virginia state conspiracy law. | The suit, whose plaintiffs argued that they had violated an 1871 bill designed protect African Americans from vigilante terrorism, took aim at a number of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and members of the alt-right who attended or organized the r…

WSWS (2021-11-24). Australian electoral members explain why they support the SEP. wsws.org "Oppression is an inexorable process under capitalism—there is no escape from it unless socialist governments of the people, by the people and for the people take over."

Ann Brown (2021-11-24). Biden Laughs At Idea Of Pardoning Prisoners For Thanksgiving, Pardons Turkeys. moguldom.com When the U.S. president pardons a turkey each Thanksgiving, it's a light-hearted moment. But when President Joe Biden was asked in 2021 if he would also extend pardons to convicted marijuana offenders as he had promised, he brushed it off with a laugh. President Biden pardoned turkeys named Peanut Butter and Jelly on Nov. 19 …

Global Research News (2021-11-24). Selected Articles: Appeal for an Anti-Globalist Alliance: Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganà≤. globalresearch.ca By Not a single "public health expert"-hailed mitigation or suppression measure, including the COVID shots, has done anything …

Mike Ludwig (2021-11-24). UN Human Rights Envoy Slams Racist Voter Suppression in US. truthout.org A top human rights official at the United Nations has concluded that new voting restrictions pushed by conservatives in Texas and other states are diluting the political representation of people of color in the United States, where human rights protections are "far from comprehensive" and "even incoherent." | "I conclude that there is in fact what could be described as an undermining of democracy, with a phenomenal number of legislative measures in different parts of the country which … have the effect of ma…

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