Daily Archives: October 4, 2021

2021-10-04: News Headlines

Editor (2021-10-04). The brutality of denying water to Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills. mronline.org For the past 15 years, I have witnessed how the Israeli army cuts Palestinian communities from accessing water in order to expel them and take their land.

WSWS (2021-10-04). Equal Opportunity Employment Commission sues Ford for pregnancy discrimination. wsws.org According to the lawsuit, Edwina Smith was given a conditional offer of hire by Ford which was effectively rescinded after she disclosed she was pregnant in a routine pre-employment physical.

Basav Sen (2021-10-04). Why Did a US Envoy Meet With the Head of a Fascist Militia in India? counterpunch.org Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the U.S. recently, attending the UN General Assembly session and meeting with President Biden. In spite of his government's reign of terror against religious and ethnic minorities and dissidents in India, his U.S. hosts remained strangely silent. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government led by Modi has committed egregious

Brenda Norrell (2021-10-04). Paiute Shoshone Myron Dewey: Going Home, A Final Salute. indybay.org As Standing Rock Water Protectors escort Paiute Shoshone Myron Dewey filmmaker and journalist to his final resting place today on in his homeland, we echo Myron's words from his livestream a week ago, his final voice opposing the Navy's bombing range, lithium mining, and the greed and genocide that runs as a scar through his ancestral homeland in what is known as Nevada.

RT News (2021-10-04). Booster Jab Every 6 Months? 1.5m Double-dosed & Recovered Israelis Lose Green Pass Privileges as Stricter COVID-19 Rules Kick In. globalresearch.ca

Lawrence Davidson (2021-10-04). A Problem of Clerical Hypocrisy: The Two Tiers of "Progressive Except for Palestine" counterpunch.org Anyone who pays attention to the struggle for Palestinian rights, and the corresponding fight for a just and egalitarian Israel, is familiar with the phenomenon PEP: Progressive Except for Palestine. There are literally tens of thousands of Jews and non-Jews who think of themselves as liberals, progressives, devoid of racism, proponents for peace, and otherwise

repost (2021-10-04). SFSU Professors fight to defend Palestine and protect academic freedom. indybay.org The Zionists are working to destroy the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) program and it's director Professor Rabab Abdulhadi…

Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza (2021-10-04). President Maduro Insists that Spain Should Apologize for Colonial Era Massacres: 'Aznar is Racist' (+ AMLO). orinocotribune.com Caracas, October 3, 2021 (

Staff (2021-10-04). Bans Off Our Bodies: Planned Parenthood Pres. on Abortion Bans, Bills in Congress & the Supreme Court. democracynow.org After thousands of people marched in hundreds of rallies across the United States to protest against tightening abortion restrictions, we speak with Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson, who says the weekend actions represent "a movement moment" for reproductive rights. "More than 80% of Americans believe that Roe should be the law of the land," she says. "And yet, in state after state, these horrific restrictions and bans are continuing to further erode our ability to access our constitutional right."

Davi Bertges (2021-10-04). Brazil: Indigenous lands in danger due to capitalist exploitation. greenleft.org.au Brazil's Supreme Court reserved its judgment on a historic case winding back Indigenous land rights, known as marco temporal (timeframe), on September 15, reports Davi Bertges.

Adam Trumper (2021-10-04). NSW Police powers challenged. greenleft.org.au The Australian Criminal and Family Lawyers is challenging several New South Wales Police powers under the COVID-19 public health orders in the Supreme Court. Adam Trumper reports.

Juan Cole (2021-10-03). Water Justice for Occupied Palestinians is demanded by UN, as Israeli Squatters Use 87% of Aquifers. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The United Nations High Commission on Human Rights formally reported on Friday on the unjust water situation in the Palestinian West Bank, which is under Israeli military occupation and subject to an illegal colonization effort by Israel to displace the indigenous population with Israeli squatters. A draft of the report …

_____ (2021-10-03). Teaching Politically and the Problem of Afropessimism. popularresistance.org In education, as in so many other disciplines, one of the increasingly dominant phrases is "anti-Blackness" and the theory of Afropessimism. The two foundational theorists here are Frank Wilderson and Jared Sexton. For Wilderson, Afro-pessimism contends that "Blackness cannot be separated from slavery," and that "the Slave's relationship to violence is open-ended, gratuitous, without reason or constraint," whereas "the human's relationship to violence is always contingent."

Asa Winstanley (2021-10-03). Professor David Miller Fired after Israel Lobby Smear Campaign. globalresearch.ca

sputniknews (2021-10-03). 'Distant Future': Head of Israeli Military Intel Notes Iran Won't Have Nuclear Bomb Anytime Soon. sputniknews.com Iran has consistently underscored that it has no intention of building a nuclear weapon or an arsenal of such magnitude. At one point, the country's top leadership emphasised that nuclear arms are contrary to the tenets of Islam.

sputniknews (2021-10-03). Mahmoud Abbas' Poor Ratings 'Not Surprising', Says Official and Here's Why. sputniknews.com Over the years, the Palestinian president has been slammed for his inability to tackle the acute economic crisis in the enclave as well as Israel's settlement activity in the West Bank. He has also been blamed for the relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem and normalisation pacts between Israel and a number of Muslim nations…

Press TV (2021-10-03). UK university expels professor for 'anti-Zionist stance'. zcomm.org The University of Bristol has fired one of its professors over his explicitly anti-Zionist standpoints and opposition to the Israeli regime and its powerful US and UK-backed worldwide lobby…

Staff (2021-10-03). To Deter Israeli Strikes on Gaza, US House Reps Should Prepare Floor Fight. truthout.org There is a substantial grassroots clamor for floor fights in the House to oppose unconditional U.S. military aid to Israel. This grassroots clamor would be much better served, however, if the floor fights were focused not on funding for the Iron Dome missile defense system but instead on Israeli military abuses of Palestinian civilians. | The main reason that the focus has been about Iron Dome funding in the past is because that was the terrain chosen by the American Israel Public Affairs Commit…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-03). NATO celebrates German reunification. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From a feature posted by NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. Not much commentary is required except to note that only six years after German reunification Germany participated as part of NATO in the bloc's war in Bosnia (with 14 Tornado warplanes), then in NATO's war against Yugoslavia in 1999 (also with Tornadoes, Germany's first …

sputniknews (2021-10-03). NYC Schools Proceed With COVID Vaccine Mandate as SCOTUS Justice Sotomayor Blocks Teachers' Appeal. sputniknews.com On Monday, a US appeals panel issued an order that allowed the New York City Department of Education to impose a vaccine mandate on its teachers and adult personnel. The decision was promptly met with a legal challenge filed in the US Supreme Court by a group of educators who have panned the mandate as an "unconstitutional burden".

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