2021-09-15: News Headlines

Judy Greenspan (2021-09-15). Soledad rally supports prisoner lawsuit against racist brutality. workers.org Soledad, Calif. Sept. 12 — Activists held a press conference and rally today outside Soledad Prison, California Training Facility (CTF) to support a legal complaint by prisoners inside. Prisoners filed the lawsuit to expose the racist "cell extraction" of 200 Black prisoners last July and the subsequent criminalization of the . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-15). Over 1,300 Palestinian prisoners to go on hunger strike against Israeli repression. peoplesdispatch.org Prisoners across Israeli prisons and detention centers have been subjected to harsher treatment by the authorities as a form of collective punishment for the Gilboa prison break in the beginning of this month…

Staff (2021-09-15). Palestinian Escapee Zakaria al-Zubaidi Suffers Brain Death from Extreme Torture by Israeli Police. orinocotribune.com On Monday, September 13, Zakaria al-Zubaidi, one of the six Palestinian detainees who had escaped an Israeli maximum security prison last week, suffered brain death in hospital, reported Palestinian media. He had been transferred to the intensive care unit of a hospital on Monday after being severely tortured by occupation authorities. | The news comes just two days after his capture, at which time he was reportedly beaten by Israeli security forces. On Sunday, September 12, Zubaidi's brother Jibril al-Zubaidi took to social media to report that since the re-arrest, Zakaria had been "subjected to the most extreme…

Staff (2021-09-15). 18 September, Sao Paulo: Freedom for Palestinian prisoners — Remember Sabra and Shatila. samidoun.net Saturday, 18 September 4 pm Al Janiah Rua Rui Barbosa 269 Bela Vista, Sao Paulo/SP, Brazil Organized by Samidoun Brasil, Alkarama, Al Janiah, Frente Palestina Livre Info: www.instagram.com/p/CT0Sz59vC0C/ We call all organizations and people sympathetic to the Palestinian cause to join our public event this Saturday, the 18th, at 4 pm, for the release of […] | The article

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-09-15). Racist Stereotypes About Africa in the U.S. Media Have Long Driven the Rape and Plunder of the Continent—But Where is the Outcry? covertactionmagazine.com Black Lives Matter should promote Pan-African solidarity and denounce U.S. imperialism in Africa The Black Lives Matter movement has had …

Sam Francis (2021-09-15). Chicago protesters demand end to mass incarceration on 50th anniversary of Attica uprising. liberationnews.org Activists from organizations throughout Chicago used the event to uplift the names of those who have fallen victim to the criminal justice system.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-15). US resumes military aid to Egypt even as jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah threatens to commit suicide. peoplesdispatch.org US president Joe Biden had said during his presidential campaign last year that there will be no more "blank checks for Trump's favorite dictator," referring to Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi…

John Feffer (2021-09-15). The Handcuffing of Joe Biden. fpif.org The far right would like to impeach Joe Biden, kick him out of the White House, perhaps even throw him in jail. "Lock him up" has been a predictable chant at Trump rallies going back Bipartisanship? As Donald Trump would say in his New York accent: fuhgeddaboutit! | One day after Biden's inauguration, QAnon sympathizer Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)

It's Going Down (2021-09-15). "Our Enemy Has Always Been the State": Interview with Indigenous Political Prisoner Fredy García Ramírez. itsgoingdown.org It's Going Down recently had the chance to talk over the phone with Fredy García Ramírez, an Indigenous Zapotec community organizer and political prisoner, locked up in Tanivet, Oaxaca. During our conversation, we discussed Indigenous organizing in Oaxaca, the history and work of the Committee in Defense of Indigenous Rights (CODEDI), capitalist mega-projects, and state…

Pepe Escobar (2021-09-14). Sinophobia Meets Prison Labor in a Think Tank Down Under. globalresearch.ca

Arjae Red (2021-09-14). Rally outside Attica Prison commemorates 1971 uprising. workers.org Attica, N.Y. Prison abolitionists from all across the country came together in the New York cities of Attica and Buffalo on Sept. 9 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the uprising at Attica prison, where prisoners stood up in 1971 to demand political rights and better conditions for living and . . . |

_____ (2021-09-14). Activists Go On Trial For Protesting Power Grab In Honduras. popularresistance.org Currently in Honduras, medical anthropologist Adrienne Pine is closely involved with the Espinal and àÅlvarez trial. | Pine said today: "This Monday and Tuesday, former political prisoners Edwin Espinal and Raúl àÅlvarez will go on trial in Honduras on trumped-up charges related to their participation in protests during the 2017 Honduran electoral crisis. | "Protests had erupted nationwide after the blatant theft of the November 2017 presidential elections by Juan Orlando Hernández, who had previously orchestrated an illegal takeover of the country's Supreme Court in order to obtain permission to run…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-14). Violence Escalates In West Bank As Palestinians Rally To Protect Prisoners (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Beginning on September 10th, IDF warplanes have bombed the besieged Gaza strip in a dramatic escalation of Israel's violent campaign to take revenge for the daring escape of six Palestinian political prisoners from the high-security Gilboa facility on September 6th. | On the same day, Israeli authorities announced that 4 out of the 6 escapees had been arrested. | Two still roam free. | Palestinians have rallied throughout the West Bank and clashes with Israeli author…

_____ (2021-09-14). Senate Dems Urge Biden to Redirect Billions of Unspent War Funds to Help Afghan People. commondreams.org The U.S. is the only liberal-democratic country in the world with a political system set up for two mainstream parties, a long and continuous history of union suppression, and without a major socialist party at the national level.

Mira Naseer (2021-09-14). A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity: Why the U.S. Should Keep its Promise to Diversity Visa Winners. aclu.org Update 9/14/2021: This week, the House Judiciary Committee will begin markup of immigration provisions in the Build Back Better reconciliation bill. As of Monday morning, the language restores access to diversity visas for people who were selected in the diversity visa lottery but were denied visas due to Muslim, Africa, and immigrant travel bans and COVID-19 related disruption. Now the fight continues to ensure the language stays in the reconciliation bill and becomes law. | I was six years old when I first saw the Statue of Liberty, on a trip to New York with my parents and two younger siblings. We were not…

Fight Back (2021-09-14). Denver students demand defunding and disarmament of ACPD. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – About 50 students and campus community members gathered at Tivoli Commons for the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) National Day of Action: "Cops Off Campus, Black Lives Matter!" Demands included the disarmament and defunding of Auraria Campus Police Department (ACPD) and more information regarding their participation in the Federal 1033 Program. Members of SDS and Freedom Road Socialist Organization gave speeches about strategies for community control of police and recounted stories of police violence, all while leading chants of "Down with mass incarceration, up, up with education!" and "Blac…

_____ (2021-09-14). Report: State Of Insecurity — The Cost Of Militarization Since 9/11. popularresistance.org Twenty years after 9/11, the war on terror has remade the U.S. into a far more militarized actor, both around the world and at home. The human costs of this evolution are many — including mass incarceration, widespread surveillance, the violent repression of immigrant communities, and hundreds of thousands of lives lost to war and violence. | But of course, this militarization also has financial costs too. Over 20 years, the U.S. has spent more than $21 trillion on militarization, surveillance, and repression — all in the name of security. These investments have shown us that the U.S. has the capacity…

Stu Becker (2021-09-14). What's in Texas's 'Critical Race Theory' bill? peoplesworld.org What is the "Critical Race Theory" bill that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed, Senate Bill 3? It's an attempt by the extreme right wing of the ruling class to intimidate teachers to stop them from teaching about systemic racism and how this country is built on a history of racial and class oppression, such …

Karla Correa (2021-09-14). Tampa BLM protester facing 5 years in prison: The people fight back. liberationnews.org On Sept. 13, Tampa Bay PSL and supporters of Jamie Bullock, a 22-year-old life-long Tampa resident and activist, rallied outside of the Old Hillsborough County Courthouse demanding that her charges be dropped.

Kite Line (2021-09-14). Kite Line: The Attica Commune. itsgoingdown.org Long running abolitionist radio show, Kite Line, presents a special on the historical Attica Uprising. Listen and Download HERE Three years ago on Kite Line, we aired an episode about the Attica Prison Uprising of 1971. This week, September 9th to September 13th, will mark fifty years between us and the event. We share this…

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2021-09-14: News Headlines

Pepe Escobar (2021-09-14). Sinophobia Meets Prison Labor in a Think Tank Down Under. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous007 (2021-09-14). Violence Escalates In West Bank As Palestinians Rally To Protect Prisoners (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Beginning on September 10th, IDF warplanes have bombed the besieged Gaza strip in a dramatic escalation of Israel's violent campaign to take revenge for the daring escape of six Palestinian political prisoners from the high-security Gilboa facility on September 6th. | On the same day, Israeli authorities announced that 4 out of the 6 escapees had been arrested. | Two still roam free. | Palestinians have rallied throughout the West Bank and clashes with Israeli author…

Fight Back (2021-09-14). Denver students demand defunding and disarmament of ACPD. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – About 50 students and campus community members gathered at Tivoli Commons for the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) National Day of Action: "Cops Off Campus, Black Lives Matter!" Demands included the disarmament and defunding of Auraria Campus Police Department (ACPD) and more information regarding their participation in the Federal 1033 Program. Members of SDS and Freedom Road Socialist Organization gave speeches about strategies for community control of police and recounted stories of police violence, all while leading chants of "Down with mass incarceration, up, up with education!" and "Blac…

Kite Line (2021-09-14). Kite Line: The Attica Commune. itsgoingdown.org Long running abolitionist radio show, Kite Line, presents a special on the historical Attica Uprising. Listen and Download HERE Three years ago on Kite Line, we aired an episode about the Attica Prison Uprising of 1971. This week, September 9th to September 13th, will mark fifty years between us and the event. We share this…

Staff (2021-09-13). Management bullied Ohio Kroger worker to suicide, lawsuit says. therealnews.com (Content Warning: bullying, harassment, suicide.) | Evan Seyfried was a loving son, brother, and friend, and a dedicated worker. For 19 years, with a virtually spotless record, Evan worked at a local Kroger grocery store in Milford, Ohio, where he eventually became the dairy department manager. From October 2020 to March 2021, however, Evan suffered a torturous litany of bullying, harassment, and sabotage, according to a lawsuit filed by the Seyfried family. As the lawsuit alleges, it was this treatment, which was the result of a "conspiracy" involving numerous actors, including management-level supervisors…

_____ (2021-09-13). Palestinian Prisoners Give IPS Until Friday To End Punitive Measures. popularresistance.org The Palestinian Captive Movement has given the Israeli prison service (IPS) until next Friday to renounce its repressive measures against the prisoners in its jails, warning that they would take mass protest steps if its violations persisted. | This came during a pro-prisoner sit-in organized on Monday by Palestinian factions outside the Red Cross headquarters in Gaza City, with the participation of ex-detainees and human rights groups. | Addressing the attendees, senior official of the Democratic Front Ibrahim Mansour said that "the Palestinian prisoners are being exposed to mass punitive measures that violate a…

Jonathan Cook (2021-09-13). Israel has every reason to fear this bold Palestinian prison break. dissidentvoice.org It would be impossible for Palestinians not to revel in six prisoners carrying out a daring escape from one of Israel's most secure and modern jails. Israel may be working overtime to demonise the six men as "terrorists", but for Palestinians, they are among its finest and bravest foot soldiers. They are prisoners of war, …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-13). Recaptured Palestinian prisoner Zakaria Zubeidi admitted to hospital. peoplesdispatch.org Zubeidi, one of the six Palestinians who escaped Gilboa's high-security Israeli prison last week and along with three others, was recaptured on Friday and Saturday. He was allegedly beaten and tortured by the Israeli security forces after being recaptured…

Staff (2021-09-13). France moves to dissolve 'racist' Black African Defense League following weekend violence. rt.com The French interior minister has started proceedings to ban a group, known as the 'Ligue de Défense Noire Africaine' (Black African Defense League), claiming it's a racist organization that promotes hatred and discrimination. | On Monday, French interior minister Gérald Darmanin posted a statement on Twitter that the Ligue de Défense Noire Africaine (LDNA) would be banned in France following a weekend in which the group was allegedly involved in violence. | "I have decided to launch the procedure initiating the dissolution of the Black African Defense League. The speeches of this racist structure…

Leo Hohmann (2021-09-13). 220,000 Military Service Members Say 'No' to Biden's Forced COVID Injections: File Lawsuit Claiming They Already Have Natural Immunity. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-13). Remembering Amiri Baraka and his poem 'Somebody Blew Up America'. therealnews.com Twenty years after 9/11, a chorus of activists, writers, and political prisoners remember Amiri Baraka's influential and controversial 2001 poem "Somebody Blew Up America." In this episode of Rattling the Bars, we hear from Baraka in his own words, as he speaks about America's legacy of oppression and the path toward freedom.

Staff (2021-09-13). Former Attica Prisoner Describes Racist, Brutal Treatment That Sparked Deadly Uprising 50 Years Ago. democracynow.org On the 50th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, the deadliest prison uprising in U.S. history, we speak with Tyrone Larkins, a formerly incarcerated survivor, who was shot three times in the brutal crackdown of September 13, 1971. He describes Attica as "the roughest place that I've ever seen in my life," as he recalls what led to the rebellion on September 9, 1971, when prisoners overpowered guards and took over much of Attica prison in upstate New York to protest conditions. At the time, prisoners spent most of their time in their cells and got one shower per week. Larkins lays out how tense negotiations…

Staff (2021-09-13). Former Attica Prisoner Describes Racist Brutality That Sparked Deadly Uprising. truthout.org On the 50th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, the deadliest prison uprising in U.S. history, we speak with Tyrone Larkins, a formerly incarcerated survivor, who was shot three times in the brutal crackdown of September 13, 1971. He describes Attica as "the roughest place that I've ever seen in my life," as he recalls what led to the rebellion on September 9, 1971, when prisoners overpowered guards and took over much of Attica prison in upstate New York to protest conditions. At the ti…

Mohammad Sadeghpour (2021-09-13). Call for UN action over 1988 mass murder of Iranian political prisoners. greenleft.org.au Members of the Iranian-Australian community are calling on the federal government to support their struggle for justice for more than 30,000 victims of the massacre of Iranian political prisoners, which took place from July to September 1988, writes Mohammad Sadeghpour.

William Craig Cohen (2021-09-13). The Weekly Round-Up: Incels, prison labour and the deprivation of children's liberty. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: Hundreds of people attended the funeral services for Sophie and Lee Martyn on Monday, killed last month by Jake Davison, who was active on 'incel' or 'involuntary celibate' forums (though not describing himself as one). Over 50 people, including the five gunned down by Davison in Plymouth have now been killed by …

Staff (2021-09-13). Betrayal at Attica: NY Violently Crushed Attica Prison Uprising Amid Negotiations, Then Covered It Up. democracynow.org On the 50th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, we look at the cover-up that began immediately after New York state police stormed the prison and opened fire, killing 29 inmates and 10 hostages. David Rothenberg, a member of the Attica Observers Committee brought into Attica to help negotiate a peaceful resolution, says the prison was "an institution that only knew how to run by punishment," laying the groundwork for the uprising. "The event itself is almost a microscopic view of the failure of our criminal justice system and our prison system," says Rothenberg. We also speak with filmmaker Michael Hull, d…

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