2021-11-24: News Headlines

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…

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 .

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,"

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."

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 …

teleSUR (2021-11-23). Jury Begins Deliberation In US African American Death Trial. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, a twelve-member jury in Georgia began deliberating on the trial against three white men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery, an African-American who was playing sports in Brunswick in 2020. | RELATED: | Judge Timothy Walmley explained to jurors what rules they must follow to determine whether defendants are guilty of nine criminal charges, including a murder charge that could carry life in prison. Previously, however, civil rights activ…

Ann Brown (2021-11-23). Tamir Rice's Mother Says US Should Be 'Overthrown' Following Rittenhouse Verdict. moguldom.com Many Black Americans are upset by the Nov. 19 "not guilty" verdict for gunman Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old who shot and killed two people and injured a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest. Protesters gathered in Kenosha after Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot multiple times and paralyzed by …

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-11-23). Racist acquittedThe people's verdict: GUILTY! workers.org After a trial thoroughly tainted by racism, on Nov. 19 a jury acquitted white supremacist Kyle Rittenhouse on all counts in the murder of two people and shooting of a third at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Aug. 25, 2020. That rally was protesting the shooting of . . . |

Fight Back (2021-11-23). Jacksonville demands DOJ charge Rittenhouse, stop racist vigilantism. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – Around 80 people gathered at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Jacksonville, November 20 after the acquittal of racist vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse, demanding the Department of Justice file civil rights charges. Organized by the Jacksonville Community Action Committee, they were joined by Florida State Representative Angie Nixon (who spoke), members of the Northside Coalition of Jacksonville, UNF SDS, Take Em Down Jax, Florida Rising, DSA Jax, Our Revolution along with other community members and activists. | The rally was started with chants of, "Do your job, DOJ, don't let Kyle get away" along wi…

Fight Back (2021-11-23). Milwaukee protest says: "Indict, convict, send Kyle Rittenhouse to jail!" fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Just after noon on November 20, over 120 people gathered at Red Arrow Park downtown to condemn the "innocent on all charges" verdict in the trial of vigilante murderer Kyle Rittenhouse. The protest was called for and organized by the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, UW-Milwaukee Students for a Democratic Society, and the Wisconsin district of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. All three groups had a presence on the ground in Kenosha last summer in the midst of the uprising. | The rally began at Red Arrow Park, but organizers quickly took the streets with the gathered…

Fight Back (2021-11-23). 1500 rally and march in Chicago against Rittenhouse verdict. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – A front banner read, "Stop white supremacy" as people hit the street in Chicago's Loop on November 20 to condemn the injustice in the court in Kenosha, Wisconsin the day before. A jury complying with the instructions by a racist judge sent the message that white racists and police can kill with impunity while African Americans and other oppressed nationalities can be killed, tortured and jailed without justification. | The Black and Latino youth leading the march were outraged and confrontational with Chicago police when they pressed in on the march at its end. | The rally was called by the Chicago…

Moderator (2021-11-23). A Land Where Justice is a Game. scheerpost.com A Kyle Rittenhouse supporter holds a sign in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sept. 1, 2020. (Lightburst — By Ron Jacobs / Another right-wing vigilante walks free in the USA. The fact that I was even mildly hopeful Kyle Rittenhouse would get some prison time only proves my eternal optimism. Once again, that optimism w…

Staff (2021-11-23). Your Mini Guide to Discussing Abortion Rights at the Dinner Table. aclu.org With multiple abortion cases at the Supreme Court and a continuing onslaught of anti-abortion restrictions sweeping the states, abortion is likely to come up in conversations about the news — including among friends and family during the holidays. | Here, we share a handy reference guide on this timely issue — full of the quick, crucial facts on abortion rights you'll want to be equipped with if it comes up at your dinner table. | Abortion is The right to abortion…

VINS (2021-11-23). School Sued for Denying Equal Education to Students with Disabilities. projectcensored.org Pittsburg Unified School District, in the Bay Area of California, is accused of unequal opportunities for disabled students and will be taken to court by ACLU. On Monday, September 13,…

Chris Walker (2021-11-23). District That Banned LGBTQ Books Relents After Pressure From Students, ACLU. truthout.org A school district in Kansas City, Missouri, has retreated from a policy of banning LGBTQ-themed books after a group of students and other organizations — including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) — demanded an end to the practice. | The North Kansas City School District,

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-23). Malcolm X's Daughter, Malikah Shabazz, Found Dead In Brooklyn. moguldom.com Malikah Shabazz — one of the twin daughters of revolutionary civil rights activist Malcolm X and wife Dr. Betty Shabazz — was found dead in her Brooklyn home Monday, Nov. 22. She was 56. The youngest of Malcolm X's daughters, Shabazz was found unconscious by her daughter, according to ABC7NY. Authorities have said they are …

Staff (2021-11-23). Obama receives largest ever gift from Jeff Bezos. rt.com Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos has given a $100 million gift to the Obama Foundation, which will finance its global leadership programs and see the plaza at their lavish Chicago presidential center named after a civil rights leader. | The foundation headed by former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle

Anonymous Contributor (2021-11-23). Detention is a Crisis: Take Down Prison Profiteers! itsgoingdown.org In the wake of more jaw-dropping revelations about the Heartland Alliance in Chicago, local abolitionists call for continued actions. On Saturday, November 20, around 3: 30 PM, a teenager risked his life when he went out a fourth-floor window in an attempt to escape a Heartland Alliance detention facility at 3500 S Giles Ave. He was…

Alice Kuzmenko (2021-11-23). Detention of a minor for his own protection — round two. ukhumanrightsblog.com The Court of Appeal has recently upheld the High Court decision that Section 38 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 ("PACE") is not incompatible with Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights ("ECHR") insofar as it purports to authorise the detention of minors for their own protection, in the case of Archer v Commissioner …

Climate Nexus (2021-11-23). Boston mayor Michelle Wu divests city funds from fossil fuels. peoplesworld.org In her first major policy action, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu signed an ordinance on Monday to divest public funds from fossil fuels. The measure prohibits public investment in any financial instrument deriving more than 15% of its revenue from fossil fuels, as well as from tobacco products or jail or prison facilities. "Boston, as a finance hub, is …

WSWS (2021-11-23). British government declares Hamas political wing a terrorist organisation. wsws.org Under the UK's Terrorism Act 2000, such a ban means Hamas' assets can be seized and its members jailed.

Staff (2021-11-23). Top pharma chains held responsible for opioid crisis. rt.com Three major pharmacy chains are being charged for their alleged role in Ohio's opioid crisis, a federal jury has declared, setting the stage for further verdicts as more states seek to prosecute drugmakers and distributors. | CVS, Walmart, and Walgreens have been found guilty of "recklessly" distributing massive amounts of pain pills across a pair of Ohio counties, a federal jury declared on Tuesday in a first-of-its-kind verdict. The ruling represents the first time pharmacy companies had been held legally responsible for the crisis that has wreaked havoc across the US over the last two decades, killing over…

WSWS (2021-11-23). San Francisco schools face $125 million budget deficit and over 400 layoffs this year. wsws.org Educators in San Francisco and across the state of California are facing potential layoffs while the school board is mired in lawsuits and a right-wing recall election.

Anonymous Contributor (2021-11-23). Anarchist Prisoner Dan Baker Moved to Tennessee; Addresses Supporters; "Please Send Letters and Books to Read!" itsgoingdown.org Anarchist prisoner Dan Baker issues a statement after being moved to a facility in Memphis, Tennessee. View below how to send books and donations to Baker. Listen to a discussion on This Is America about his case. Dan's Amazon Wishlist HERE Pay Pal: DanBakerDonations@gmail.com Hello Everyone! This is a group message to all my friends…

Editor2 (2021-11-23). Sudan's Anti-Coup Protesters Reject Agreement to Reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. orinocotribune.com By agreeing to pick a new cabinet of technocrats devoid of all representation from civilian political parties, PM Hamdok has lost support of all sections of the protesters and most political parties | In Sudan, a 14-point agreement was signed between army chief and coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and deposed prime minister Abdalla Hamdok. The deal has secured an agreement to release all political prisoners arrested since the coup. However, the ministers of the dissolved government, who will be released if the agreement is honored, will not return to the cabinet. The PM is to form a new cabinet made up only of…

Tamara Nassar (2021-11-23). Three Palestinians suspend hunger strikes. electronicintifada.net Palestinian dies after 13 years in Israeli prison.

Marlon Toner-McLachlan (2021-11-23). Push to allow detained refugees access to library services. greenleft.org.au Despite efforts by librarians and City of Melbourne councillors to provide library services to refugees detained in the Park Hotel prison it has still not been approved. Marlon Toner-McLachlan reports.

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2021-11-23: News Headlines

Fight Back (2021-11-23). 1500 rally and march in Chicago against Rittenhouse verdict. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – A front banner read, "Stop white supremacy" as people hit the street in Chicago's Loop on November 20 to condemn the injustice in the court in Kenosha, Wisconsin the day before. A jury complying with the instructions by a racist judge sent the message that white racists and police can kill with impunity while African Americans and other oppressed nationalities can be killed, tortured and jailed without justification. | The Black and Latino youth leading the march were outraged and confrontational with Chicago police when they pressed in on the march at its end. | The rally was called by the Chicago…

Fight Back (2021-11-23). Milwaukee protest says: "Indict, convict, send Kyle Rittenhouse to jail!" fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Just after noon on November 20, over 120 people gathered at Red Arrow Park downtown to condemn the "innocent on all charges" verdict in the trial of vigilante murderer Kyle Rittenhouse. The protest was called for and organized by the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, UW-Milwaukee Students for a Democratic Society, and the Wisconsin district of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. All three groups had a presence on the ground in Kenosha last summer in the midst of the uprising. | The rally began at Red Arrow Park, but organizers quickly took the streets with the gathered…

Fight Back (2021-11-23). Jacksonville demands DOJ charge Rittenhouse, stop racist vigilantism. fightbacknews.org Jacksonville, FL – Around 80 people gathered at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Jacksonville, November 20 after the acquittal of racist vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse, demanding the Department of Justice file civil rights charges. Organized by the Jacksonville Community Action Committee, they were joined by Florida State Representative Angie Nixon (who spoke), members of the Northside Coalition of Jacksonville, UNF SDS, Take Em Down Jax, Florida Rising, DSA Jax, Our Revolution along with other community members and activists. | The rally was started with chants of, "Do your job, DOJ, don't let Kyle get away" along wi…

Moderator (2021-11-23). A Land Where Justice is a Game. scheerpost.com A Kyle Rittenhouse supporter holds a sign in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sept. 1, 2020. (Lightburst — By Ron Jacobs / Another right-wing vigilante walks free in the USA. The fact that I was even mildly hopeful Kyle Rittenhouse would get some prison time only proves my eternal optimism. Once again, that optimism w…

Staff (2021-11-23). Obama receives largest ever gift from Jeff Bezos. rt.com Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos has given a $100 million gift to the Obama Foundation, which will finance its global leadership programs and see the plaza at their lavish Chicago presidential center named after a civil rights leader. | The foundation headed by former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle

Anonymous Contributor (2021-11-23). Detention is a Crisis: Take Down Prison Profiteers! itsgoingdown.org In the wake of more jaw-dropping revelations about the Heartland Alliance in Chicago, local abolitionists call for continued actions. On Saturday, November 20, around 3: 30 PM, a teenager risked his life when he went out a fourth-floor window in an attempt to escape a Heartland Alliance detention facility at 3500 S Giles Ave. He was…

Alice Kuzmenko (2021-11-23). Detention of a minor for his own protection — round two. ukhumanrightsblog.com The Court of Appeal has recently upheld the High Court decision that Section 38 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 ("PACE") is not incompatible with Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights ("ECHR") insofar as it purports to authorise the detention of minors for their own protection, in the case of Archer v Commissioner …

WSWS (2021-11-23). British government declares Hamas political wing a terrorist organisation. wsws.org Under the UK's Terrorism Act 2000, such a ban means Hamas' assets can be seized and its members jailed.

WSWS (2021-11-23). San Francisco schools face $125 million budget deficit and over 400 layoffs this year. wsws.org Educators in San Francisco and across the state of California are facing potential layoffs while the school board is mired in lawsuits and a right-wing recall election.

Anonymous Contributor (2021-11-23). Anarchist Prisoner Dan Baker Moved to Tennessee; Addresses Supporters; "Please Send Letters and Books to Read!" itsgoingdown.org Anarchist prisoner Dan Baker issues a statement after being moved to a facility in Memphis, Tennessee. View below how to send books and donations to Baker. Listen to a discussion on This Is America about his case. Dan's Amazon Wishlist HERE Pay Pal: DanBakerDonations@gmail.com Hello Everyone! This is a group message to all my friends…

Tamara Nassar (2021-11-23). Three Palestinians suspend hunger strikes. electronicintifada.net Palestinian dies after 13 years in Israeli prison.

Marlon Toner-McLachlan (2021-11-23). Push to allow detained refugees access to library services. greenleft.org.au Despite efforts by librarians and City of Melbourne councillors to provide library services to refugees detained in the Park Hotel prison it has still not been approved. Marlon Toner-McLachlan reports.

Ann Brown (2021-11-22). Popular Influencer After Biden's Comments On Rittenhouse: I Was Tricked Into Voting Biden, Never Again. moguldom.com Black voters are becoming disenchanted with President Joe Biden, especially after his comments on the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. On Nov. 19 a jury found Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges after he shot and killed two people and injured a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest. The verdict outraged many in Black …

Staff (2021-11-22). Headlines for November 22, 2021. democracynow.org Wisconsin Jury Acquits Kyle Rittenhouse For Killing 2 People, Injuring a Third | , Serial Rapist Who Pleaded Guilty To Sexually Assaulting 4 Teenagers Avoids Any Jail Time, White Missouri Police Detective Found Guilty in Fatal Shooting of Black Man, SUV Plows Through Christmas Parade in Waukesha, WI, Killing 5 People, Wounding At Least 40 | , Europe Sees Massive Protests Against COVID Restrictions As Cases Surge, U.S. Regulators Approve COVID Boosters For All Adults as Officials Warn of Possible Winter Surge | , Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok Reinstated As Teenager Killed in Ongoing Anti-Coup Protests | ,…

Malik Miah (2021-11-22). United States: Rittenhouse verdict gives vigilantes green light to kill. greenleft.org.au Twelve jurors found teenage vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty for the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and for wounding Gaige Grosskreutz at a Black Lives Matter protest last year, reports Malik Miah.

Dana Sanchez (2021-11-22). Facebook Tells LA Police To Stop Spying On Users And Collecting Their Data With Fake Accounts. moguldom.com Facebook has strict policies against users setting up fake accounts on the social network, and the Los Angeles Police Department is in violation of those terms and policies, according to a letter from the social media giant's assistant counsel for civil rights, Vice President Roy Austin. Austin wrote a cease and desist letter asking the …

Staff (2021-11-22). "In Our DNA": Jacob Blake's Father & Uncle on the Family's Long History of Racial Justice Activism. democracynow.org Jacob Blake Sr., whose son was shot by Kenosha police in 2020 and left partially paralyzed, says the family is part of a larger movement fighting for victims of police violence and racial injustice. "We were always pro-Black activists and then after this happened to my son, we've become activists for everyone who's been affected," he says. The Blake family has a long history of activism going back to the civil rights movement and beyond. Justin Blake, Jacob Blake's uncle, says it's in the family's DNA. "We cannot sit down, we must make change."

Staff (2021-11-22). Massacre suspect was out on 'inappropriately low' bail — prosecutor. rt.com The Milwaukee County District Attorney just confirmed the identity of the man who drove through the Waukesha, Wisconsin Christmas parade, killing five and injuring 48 people. The suspect was out on "inappropriately low" bail. | Waukesha police have been reluctant to name the suspect in Sunday's event, though local and national media outlets have identified him as Darrell Brooks. On Monday, District Attorney John Chisholm confirmed that Brooks had multiple felony charges against him, but was released from jail on November 11, after posting a $1,000 cash bond. | "The bail recommendation in this case is not consi…

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-11-22). Travis Scott, Drake, Apple, Live Nation And Others Named In New $2B Astroworld Lawsuit. moguldom.com A new $2 billion dollar class-action lawsuit has been filed against hip-hop artists Travis Scott and Drake as well as Apple Music, Live Nation and others on behalf of victims of the Nov. 5 tragedy at the Astroworld concert in Houston, where 10 people were crushed to death and hundreds of others were injured. The …

Kit Klarenberg (2021-11-22). New Files Expose Australian Govt's Betrayal of Julian Assange and Detail his Prison Torment. orinocotribune.com By Kit Klarenberg — Nov 17, 2021 | Documents provided exclusively to The Grayzone detail Canberra's abandonment of Julian Assange, an Australian citizen, and provide shocking details of his prison suffering | Was the government of Australia aware of the US Central Intelligence Agency plot to assassinate Julian Assange, an Australian citizen and journalist arrested and now imprisoned under unrelentingly bleak, harsh conditions in the UK? | Why have the country's elected leaders refused to publicly advocate for one of its citizens, who has been held on dubious charges and subjected to torture by a foreign powe…

William Rivers Pitt (2021-11-22). GOP May Be Feeling Smug About 2022, But Trump Remains an Unpredictable Wild Card. truthout.org One year ago today, Donald Trump was three weeks into his ongoing I'm Not Crying You're Crying post-defeat revenge tour, and the Republican herd was nervous. They knew this predator all too well. Trump feasted on the flesh of friend and foe with equal delight, he hardly seemed to sleep, and with dreaded irrelevance staring him dead in the face (along with the possibility of poverty and prison), he was more motivated than ever before. | "Trump's attacks on Govs. Brian Kemp of Georgia and Mike DeWine Ohio —…

Joris Leverink (2021-11-22). Economic Update: Chris Hedges & US Prisons. roarmag.org On this week's show, Prof. Wolff presents updates on how South Dakota is leading the US to become world's number-two tax haven; how the pandemic's economic shock was cut by very "uncapitalistic" means; why employers want the government to pay workers to go back to work; and how libertarians mistake puppets for puppeteers. | The second half of the show features an interview with Chris Hedges on lessons for us from US prisons and prisoners. | You can support this show on

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