2022-08-06: News Headlines

Fight Back (2022-08-06). LA Supervisors vote to place sheriff accountability measure on November 8 ballot. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (BOS) voted (4-1), August 2, to finalize the placement of a measure on the November 8, 2022 ballot, which, if approved, would amend the county charter to give the board the power to remove a sheriff for serious violations of the law. | After years of organizing, Black and Chicano groups like BLM-LA and Centro CSO, and civil rights groups like the ACLU, NLG, HERE Local 11, along with Black and Latino families of victims of sheriff's deputy violence successfully pushed the Board of Supervisors to support the amendment, paving the way towards communi…

Sameena Rahman (2022-08-06). Revolutionary hero Albert Woodfox presente! liberationnews.org Former Black Panther Alfred Woodfox was imprisoned at the Louisiana State Penitentiary for nearly 44 years in solitary confinement. He was the prisoner longest held in solitary confinement in U.S. history.

Eman Abdelhadi (2022-08-06). Feel Like Everything Is Crumbling? This Oral History of the Future Offers Hope. zcomm.org In this future world, money, nation-states, prisons, militaries, police, borders and families as we know them are no more…

WSWS (2022-08-06). Youth detainees moved to adult maximum-security prison in Western Australia. wsws.org Reports have emerged this week that at least one of the children has been hospitalised after self-harming.

Anonymous103 (2022-08-05). Russia Sends Data To UN Proving Kiev Attacked Detention Center. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageIt remains to be seen whether the UN will implement appropriate measures against Kiev. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Science sat the Rural Federal University of Rio Janeiro; geopolitical consultant. | The Russian government is sending data to the UN proving that it was not involved in the attack on the Elenovka detention center, in the Donetsk People's Republic. Moscow alleges that it was the Ukrainian forces themselves that operated the attack in order to prevent confiden…

Sophia Lin Lakin (2022-08-05). Fifty-Seven Years After its Enactment, the Voting Rights Act is in Peril. aclu.org This week marks 57 years since the signing of the In the decades following the Civil War, states in the South enacted discriminatory measures, such as poll taxes and literary tests, in order to stop Black Americans from voting. Not to be deterred, voting rights activists proteste…

Princess Harmony (2022-08-05). Big Pharma's crime: profits from addiction. workers.org New Hampshire's attorney general, John Formella, has launched a lawsuit against Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid and other pharmacies for failing to track opioid prescriptions and for failing to take action against possibly unnecessary, fraudulent or otherwise excessive opioid prescribing. Pharmacy managements have concealed the failure to track the prescriptions, compounding . . . |

Martha Grevatt (2022-08-05). Michigan prison authorities ban dictionaries, activists win reversal. workers.org In a June 2 story, National Public Radio broke the news that the Michigan Department of Corrections had, over the past year, banned Spanish and Swahili dictionaries. This racist, xenophobic decision denied the legal right to an education to Spanish- and Swahili-speaking prisoners and to any prisoner desiring to learn . . . |

Staff (2022-08-05). Juan Requesens Sentenced for 2018 Drone Attack Against President Maduro. orinocotribune.com Caracas, August 4, 2022 ( 12 of the defendants were sentenced to 30 years in prison, the maximum sentence in the Venezuelan criminal code, while another five were sentenced to terms of 24, 20, 16, eight…

Brett Wilkins (2022-08-05). Albert Woodfox, Activist Wrongfully Imprisoned for 43 Years, Dies at 75. commondreams.org "The pebble that he threw in the pond became a ripple, became a wave. And so, this will carry him on into eternity," said fellow Angola Three Black Panther Robert King. "He won't be forgotten."

Dylan Lovan (2022-08-05). Feds charge 4 police officers in fatal Breonna Taylor raid. peoplesworld.org LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The federal government filed civil rights charges Thursday against four Louisville police officers over the drug raid that led to the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whose fatal shooting helped fuel the racial justice protests that rocked the nation in 2020. The charges — most of which stem from the …

A Guest Author (2022-08-05). 'Reading Workers World saved my life'. workers.org Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am serving a life without parole sentence for defending myself. I lost my last appeal, and it hurt me very much. My spirits were crushed. All I thought about was suicide. Never during these last 10 years of this incarceration have I thought about killing . . . |

Elaine Reyes (2022-08-05). Lasso: "A small country like Ecuador with limited resources cannot fight organized crime by itself". america.cgtn.com It all seemed to happen in the blink of an eye: over 400 inmates murdered in prison riots in less than two years, and a wave of crime in the streets. In the first six months of 2022 Ecuador, a small Andean nation with some 18 …

Katie Hoeppner (2022-08-04). Despite SCOTUS Ruling, the Biden Administration Can Prevent a Reversion to Trump's Deportation Machine. aclu.org The Biden administration

Kevin Gosztola (2022-08-04). Equifax Whistleblower Says He Was Fired After Exposing Fraud Related To Consumer Complaints. thedissenter.org Screen shot from Washington DC's government websiteStephen Leary, a whistleblower for the US credit reporting agency known as Equifax, says he was fired after he refused to submit fraudulent data about customer complaints to a US government agency. | He filed a lawsuit in a federal court in Atlanta, Georgia, where Equifax is headquartered. It alleges that Equifax violated a section of the Consumer Financial Protection Act, which protects employees of "consumer reporting agencies" from this type of retaliation. | "This case is about a company punishing a dedicated employee for refusing to 'play b…

Kevin Gosztola (2022-08-04). Justice Department: NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Must Wait To Apply For Pardon. thedissenter.org NSA whistleblower Reality Winner (Screen shot from This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become an The United States Justice Department will not grant a waiver to NSA whistleblower Reality Winner so she can apply for a pardon. | All individuals formerly incarcerated in federal prisons are typically required to wait five…

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2022-08-05: News Headlines

Fight Back (2022-08-04). Chicago rallies to shut down Menard prison. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The families of a group of wrongfully convicted Black men – Michael Minnifield, Isaiah Brady, Omarr Parks, Chaz Thrailkill and Kenyatta Brown – who are incarcerated in Menard prison held a rally of over 100 people on Monday, August 1 outside the ABC TV headquarters in Chicago. | Demands expressed at the rally included the transfer of the wrongfully convicted men out of Menard, an independent investigation of the prison so abusive guards can be held accountable, a limit to the use of solitary confinement, and ultimately for Menard prison to be shut down. | The rally was organized by the Chicago Alli…

WSWS (2022-08-04). Australian Aboriginal man died of treatable ear infection in prison. wsws.org The 44-year-old man's death highlights the horrendous conditions of Australia's indigenous people.

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