2022-01-20: News Headlines

Nayvin Gordon (2022-01-19). U.S. COVID-19 POLICY: PRISONERS OF FEAR—THE ELDERLY, THE SICK, AND VULNERAB. indybay.org The only way out of the Covid pandemic prison is by fighting for ZERO-COVID…

Ian Ellis-Jones (2022-01-19). Guantanamo: US condemned for human rights abuses on Cuban soil. greenleft.org.au According to a new UN Human Rights Council report, the worst human rights violations on Cuban soil take place at the hands of United States agents at the US Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba's easternmost province, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

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2022-01-19: News Headlines

Nayvin Gordon (2022-01-19). U.S. COVID-19 POLICY: PRISONERS OF FEAR—THE ELDERLY, THE SICK, AND VULNERAB. indybay.org The only way out of the Covid pandemic prison is by fighting for ZERO-COVID…

Ian Ellis-Jones (2022-01-19). Guantanamo: US condemned for human rights abuses on Cuban soil. greenleft.org.au According to a new UN Human Rights Council report, the worst human rights violations on Cuban soil take place at the hands of United States agents at the US Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba's easternmost province, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

Fight Back (2022-01-18). UPS Teamsters demand MLK Day become paid holiday. fightbacknews.org Washington, DC – UPS Teamsters across the country mobilized on January 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day to demand UPS make MLK Day a paid holiday, end two-tier jobs, create more full-time jobs, and pay part-time employees a living wage. UPS Teamsters held parking lot rallies and gathered petition signatures at UPS warehouses. | "People forget that MLK was as strong an advocate for the labor movement as he was for the civil rights movement, and it's important that we honor MLK day to re-establish that legacy in the labor movement," said Emily Butt, a part-time package handler and steward from Lansing, Michigan…

Edward Curtin (2022-01-18). Oliver Stone Answers his Critics. dissidentvoice.org Two of the greatest speeches ever delivered by an American president bookend this extraordinary documentary film. It opens with President John F. Kennedy giving the commencement speech at American University on June 10, 1963 and it closes with his civil rights speech to the American people the following day. It is a deft artistic touch …

Staff (2022-01-18). NBA co-owner backtracks after saying 'no one cares' about Uighur Muslims. rt.com Billionaire CEO Chamath Palihapitiya claimed that nobody cares about the Chinese ethnic group | Chamath Palihapitiya, part-owner of the NBA franchise the Golden State Warriors, has retracted comments on Uighur Muslims in China. | China has faced persistent accusations of mistreating its Uighur population, including allegations of sending more than a million of the group to detention camps. | While the ruling Communist Party denies the allegations, Warriors part-owner and Social Capital head Palihapitiya controversially claimed on an appearance on the All-In Podcast that "nobody cares about what's happening" to…

Binoy Kampmark (2022-01-18). Julian Assange: A thousand days in Belmarsh. greenleft.org.au On his 1000th day of imprisonment, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's supporters gathered to show their support, solidarity and indignation at his ongoing political detention, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Tanya Wadhwa (2022-01-18). Argentine political leaders demand immediate release of Indigenous activist Milagro Sala. peoplesdispatch.org January 16, 2022, marked six years since the illegal detention of Indigenous and social activist Milagro Sala in Argentina. Sala, the leader of the Tupac Amaru Neighborhood Organization, was arrested in 2016, for allegedly inciting violence and chaos in the Jujuy province. She was also accused of sedition for organizing and leading a month-long protest in rejection of the changes imposed in the cooperative system by Governor Gerardo Morales of the then-ruling right-wing Cambiemos alliance. | Sala was one of the first victims of the political persecution that characterized the government of former president Mauric…

teleSUR (2022-01-18). Salvadoran Woman Jailed For Abortion Is Granted Probation. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Salvadoran Justice granted conditional freedom to a woman who has spent nine years in prison as part of a 30-year conviction for aggravated homicide, which she allegedly committed when aborting. | RELATED: | The Citizen Group for the Abortion Decriminalization (ACDA) explained that the woman, identified as Kenya, was raped at age 17, became pregnant, and suffered an obstetric emergency, which the Police consi…

Staff (2022-01-18). Mass murderer makes Nazi salute at parole hearing. rt.com Anders Breivik described himself as "Party Secretary for the Nordic State" | Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik has appeared before a parole board after just a decade in jail. The extremist, who killed 77, gave a Nazi salute as he called for an end to a "genocide" against white nations. | On Tuesday, Breivik stood before a Norwegian judge for a parole hearing, which will decide whether he should be released early. | The far-right extremist gave a Nazi salute as he entered the court and made a white supremacist sign with his fingers. | Dressed in a dark suit and sporting a shaven head, he then proceeded to…

sputniknews (2022-01-18). Breivik: Worst Mass Killer in Modern Norwegian History Pushing for Parole After 10 Years in Jail. sputniknews.com Anders Behring Breivik who murdered 77 and wounded over 150 people in a twin terrorist attack in 2011, has served 10 years of the 21-year sentence he was slapped with, the harshest punishment in Norway and referred to as a "life sentence".

_____ (2022-01-18). 2022'S First Major Nationwide Protests Were To 'Kill The Bill'. popularresistance.org Home secretary Priti Patel's authoritarian Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (the police bill) has caused uproar. Many see it as racist against Black people and the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) community. It will also clamp down on our rights to protest, to roam, and to take strike action. Amnesty International said the bill: | represents an enormous and unprecedented extension of policing powers | 2021 was filled with protests over the bill. Some of these were marred by police violence. Courts have sent some protesters from Bristol to prison — possibly the shape of things to come. | Since the To…

Linda Ford (2022-01-18). Aafia Siddiqui, Political Prisoner. dissidentvoice.org The media coverage of the hostage-taking at a synagogue in Texas has been predictably hysterical, Islamophobic and inaccurate about Aafia Siddiqui, the apparent political cause of the hostage-taker Malik Faisad Akram. According to his family in England he has "mental health issues." He was "said to have" weapons and explosives. He was "said to have" …

sputniknews (2022-01-18). As Netanyahu is Discussing a Plea Bargain, Tweeps Are Divided Over The Potential Agreement. sputniknews.com The deal — that could be inked as early as this week — stipulates that the former prime minister would evade imprisonment in exchange for leaving the political scene for the next seven years. Although many tweeps have vented anger at the shaping agreement, there have also been those who have thrown their support behind him.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-18). Hunger strike continues in New York's infamous Rikers Island. peoplesdispatch.org Inmates have complained of indifference by officials regarding the risk of COVID-19 spread, inadequate heating during winter, lack of proper hygiene and rising violence inside the prison…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-18). 27 rights groups issue letter demanding release of political prisoners in Bahrain. peoplesdispatch.org The open letter urges Western governments with close ties to Bahrain to demand the release of prominent activist-academic Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace and other political prisoners. It also calls for improving the general human rights situation in the Gulf monarchy…

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