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2021-10-18: News Headlines

Brian Berletic (2021-10-18). Behind the 'Uyghur Tribunal', US govt-backed separatist theater to escalate conflict with China. thegrayzone.com US-backed activists and regime-change operatives convened the Uyghur Tribunal to ramp up conflict with China, but wound up exposing major inconsistencies in their narrative. As the US government's propaganda campaign against China drags on, a mock tribunal has become a central node for the dissemination of allegations of Uyghur genocide to Western media. But behind the carefully scripted horror stories conveyed to the public by an uncritical media are massive discrepancies, overt separatist sentiments, and huge sums of US government …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-18). Massive trade union rally in Italy denounces fascist assault on labor. peoplesdispatch.org National trade unions and other progressive political sections in Italy have condemned the fascist attack on the office of the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) in Rome on October 9…

Staff (2021-10-18). "Racism Plays a Major Part": Like in Flint, Lead Pipes Leave Benton Harbor, Michigan, with Toxic Water. democracynow.org Residents of Benton Harbor, Michigan, are calling for immediate action on replacing the city's lead pipes, which have endangered their drinking water. Since 2018, tap water in the predominantly Black city has contained lead levels up to 60 times the federal limit. Yet government officials have only addressed the toxic contamination as an urgent crisis in recent days. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician who exposed a similar water crisis in the neighboring city of Flint, sees parallels between the two emergencies. "Every day that goes by when there is lead in the water is one day too long for the children of Be…

Staff (2021-10-18). Students in GA Protested Against Racism. Only the Black Pupils Were Punished. truthout.org Coosa High School students in Rome, Georgia, were warned by administrators not to organize a protest against racist actions recently taken by their peers — and when they went forward with their plan anyway, only Black students were punished. |

Austin Reynolds (2021-10-18). Anchorage unites against anti-maskers and the far right. liberationnews.org On October 12 PSL Anchorage led a coalition of eight organizations to organize a Protest Against Hate. The coalition included the Alaska Poor People's Campaign, Stand Up Alaska, Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators, The Alaska Center, Black Lives Matter Alaska, CannaCo and Sol de Medianoche. The Protest Against Hate, which saw a turnout of over …

Ali Abunimah (2021-10-18). Netherlands rewards Israel for killing Gaza children. electronicintifada.net Dutch military ties with Tel Aviv recall embrace of apartheid South Africa.

Wim Laven (2021-10-18). Is Trump's Violent Dishonesty Inexorable? counterpunch.org A year ago, when I examined the lessons of hatred and political violence in the US, I made note of the ugly role dehumanization and hate played in the alt-right's support of Donald Trump. I was inspired, in part, by thinking about what Matthew Shepard would have experienced had he lived to see the full-force

WSWS (2021-10-18). Comedian Dave Chapelle's The Closer: A racist tirade disguised as stand-up comedy. wsws.org To an extent without precedent by any entertainment figure in recent memory, Chapelle openly advocates anti-Semitism and gloats over racist violence directed against Asians.

WSWS (2021-10-18). Republican campaign rally in Virginia draws Trump, Bannon and fascist supporters. wsws.org In the gubernatorial election, Republican hedge fund executive Glenn Youngkin is running a close race against Democratic former Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Tamara Nassar (2021-10-18). Israel to exile Palestinian-French human rights lawyer. electronicintifada.net Salah Hammouri was born and raised in Jerusalem.

Jonathan Cook (2021-10-18). After Corbyn, Israel Lobby Turns Its Guns on UK Academia. globalresearch.ca

Mustafa Abu Sneineh (2021-10-18). Israel bars released Palestinian woman from reuniting with family in Gaza. middleeasteye.net Israel bars released Palestinian woman from reuniting with family in Gaza | Nisreen Abu Kameel, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, has been refused entry into the Gaza Strip, where her seven children and husband of 20 years live | Mon, 10/18/2021 – 11: 26 | Former Palestinian prisoner Nisreen Abu Kameel gives an interview to local media outside Damon prison following her release on…

Staff (2021-10-18). 19 October, Brooklyn, NYC: Screening of "Fedayin" — Georges Abdallah's Fight. samidoun.net Tuesday, 19 October 8 pm Spectacle Theater 124 S 3rd St Brooklyn, NY Info and pre-register: spectacletheater.com/fedayin Join the Palestinian Youth Movement and Samidoun for this NYC film screening of "Fedayin: Georges Abdallah's fight." Georges Abdallah is a Lebanese struggler for Palestine who has been imprisoned since 1984, despite being eligible for release since 1999, […] | The article

WSWS (2021-10-18). Sixty years since the massacre of Algerians in Paris on October 17, 1961. wsws.org Sixty years ago, shortly before the end of the Algerian war and Algeria's independence from France in 1962, French police perpetrated a horrific racist massacre in Paris.

_____ (2021-10-18). Black families Passed Their Homes from One Generation to the Next. Now They May Be Lost. popularresistance.org The legacy of explicitly racist housing policies and lack of access to legal services has meant that for many Black families, land passed down informally was often thought of as a secure way to manage property. But heirs' property doesn't just affect rural Black Americans. It is found all over the US, particularly in areas historically excluded from the legal system. Outside the Black Belt, heirs' property is frequently clustered in settlements along the US-Mexico border, tribal lands, and in Appalachia — but also in cities like New York .

Staff (2021-10-18). DOJ Will Ask Supreme Court to Place Stay on Texas's 6-Week Abortion Ban. truthout.org On Friday, the Biden administration announced that it planned to appeal to the Supreme Court an order from a lower court issued last week, which kept in place a restrictive Texas law that outlaws abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy. | A three-judge panel in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Editor2 (2021-10-17). An American Ploy to Pump Stolen Palestinian Gas Into Lebanese Homes? orinocotribune.com By Firas Al-Shoufi — Oct 13 2021 | The American offer to supply Lebanon's energy needs via an Arab Pipeline through Egypt, Jordan and Syria has one glaring downside. It will likely be Israeli gas lighting up Lebanon's grids. | Two questions need to be answered to understand America's paradoxical behavior towards Syria and Lebanon in recent weeks. Years of US-sponsored asymmetrical warfare have kept these nations in states of chaos and war, but now, quite inexplicably, Washington appears eager to secure vital energy resources for the two states — both still under crippling US sieges — by importing…

Juan Cole (2021-10-17). Is Sec. of State Antony Blinken as bad as Mike Pompeo? zcomm.org Silent on Israeli theft of Palestinian Land, Promoting Phony Abraham Accords…

Staff (2021-10-17). Food Apartheid Threatens BIPOC Children's Health. Food Sovereignty Is the Fix. truthout.org Children in the United States are bombarded with food advertisements, fast food restaurants and brightly packaged food-like snacks intentionally displayed at their eye level. The

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-17). The COVID-19 "Vaccine" and the Nuremberg Code. Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide. globalresearch.ca The health authorities, Big Pharma, the WHO, the Rockefellers and the Gates foundation are fully aware that the vaccine has resulted in countless deaths and injuries, including blood clots, infertility, brain damage, myocarditis, etc.

Giorgio Trucchi (2021-10-17). Italy: Serious attack on democracy. pressenza.com On 9 October, militants of the neo-fascist extreme right took advantage of a massive demonstration in Rome, called to protest against the compulsory vaccination certificate [1] against Covid-19, to go towards the Italian government and violently attack the national headquarters…

Maurizio Coppola (2021-10-17). The fascist assault on a union in Italy: Some thoughts. peoplesdispatch.org On October 9, during a demonstration against the government's measures to limit the spread of the pandemic, right-wing nationalist forces attacked the headquarters of the major union CGIL in Rome. What lies behind that assault and how can it be framed?

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2021-10-17: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-10-17). An American Ploy to Pump Stolen Palestinian Gas Into Lebanese Homes? orinocotribune.com By Firas Al-Shoufi — Oct 13 2021 | The American offer to supply Lebanon's energy needs via an Arab Pipeline through Egypt, Jordan and Syria has one glaring downside. It will likely be Israeli gas lighting up Lebanon's grids. | Two questions need to be answered to understand America's paradoxical behavior towards Syria and Lebanon in recent weeks. Years of US-sponsored asymmetrical warfare have kept these nations in states of chaos and war, but now, quite inexplicably, Washington appears eager to secure vital energy resources for the two states — both still under crippling US sieges — by importing…

Juan Cole (2021-10-17). Is Sec. of State Antony Blinken as bad as Mike Pompeo? zcomm.org Silent on Israeli theft of Palestinian Land, Promoting Phony Abraham Accords…

Maurizio Coppola (2021-10-17). The fascist assault on a union in Italy: Some thoughts. peoplesdispatch.org On October 9, during a demonstration against the government's measures to limit the spread of the pandemic, right-wing nationalist forces attacked the headquarters of the major union CGIL in Rome. What lies behind that assault and how can it be framed?

Simar Singh Bajaj, Lucy Tu, Fatima Cody Stanford (2021-10-16). [Perspectives] Superhuman, but never enough: Black women in medicine. thelancet.com Historically, Black women have long been disregarded in the USA. The Three-Fifths Compromise of the US Constitution discounted Black women as only "part" of a human being, to be counted for congressional representation and direct taxation but nothing more. Even in prominent social justice movements, Black women have been excluded. Racism and elitism were embedded within the 19th-century and early 20th-century US women's suffrage movement, which prioritised white women over voting rights for all women.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (2021-10-16). America is now at the "most critical time, between life and death" zcomm.org Founder of Poor People's Movement says focusing so much on Trump and racism was a mistake — but "the fight is on"

Staff (2021-10-16). President Maduro Sends Letter to King of Spain Demanding Respect for Victims of Colonial Occupation. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, October 14, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, sent a letter to the King of Spain, Felipe de Borbón, demanding respect for the memory of the ancestors of the American peoples, who, 529 years ago, were subjugated under the occupation of the Spanish empire, and suffered centuries of violence, genocide and destruction. Through his Twitter account, the Venezuelan president shared the letter in which he expressed his condemnation of the fact that Spain "intends to minimize and falsify the events that occurred during the so-called Conquest of America in the 15th century." | In this regard, the Ven…

Juan Cole (2021-10-16). Band of 30 militant Israeli Squatters attack Palestinian Farmers, Steal Olive Harvest in continued Sabotage that has seen 1 mn Olive Trees destroyed by Israelis since 1967. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — On Friday, some thirty militant Israeli squatters on Palestinian land in the West Bank attacked Palestinian farmers harvesting olives from their orchards at Salfit. At the same time the Israeli occupation army blocked other farmers from reaching their olive orchards near the large squatter settlement of Ariel, built on land …

sputniknews (2021-10-16). Over 40 Palestinians Injured in Clashes With Israeli Soldiers in West Bank — Red Crescent. sputniknews.com GAZA/TEL AVIV (Sputnik) — More than 40 Palestinians were injured on Friday in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-16). New Escalation: Israel Assassinated Syrian Official, Ex-Lawmaker In Al-Quneitra. southfront.org File image. | On October 16, the Israeli military assassinated Medhat al-Saleh, director of the Golan Affairs Office in the Syrian government. | According to the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen TV, al-Shaleh was shot and killed by the Israeli military while he was visiting 'Ayn At Tina site, which is located right on the Separation of Forces Line that separates Syria's al-Quneitra from the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan Heights. | The Syrian government has not commented on the incident so far; neither did Israeli whi…

sputniknews (2021-10-16). Syria Accuses Israel of Killing Head of Cabinet's Golan Affairs Office – Reports. sputniknews.com CAIRO, October 17 (Sputnik) – The Syrian government has accused the Israeli military of shooting dead Midhat Saleh al-Saleh, the head of the office of the occupied Syrian Golan affairs at the Syrian cabinet, the state-run SANA news agency reports.

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2021-10-16: News Headlines

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (2021-10-16). America is now at the "most critical time, between life and death" zcomm.org Founder of Poor People's Movement says focusing so much on Trump and racism was a mistake — but "the fight is on"

Simar Singh Bajaj, Lucy Tu, Fatima Cody Stanford (2021-10-16). [Perspectives] Superhuman, but never enough: Black women in medicine. thelancet.com Historically, Black women have long been disregarded in the USA. The Three-Fifths Compromise of the US Constitution discounted Black women as only "part" of a human being, to be counted for congressional representation and direct taxation but nothing more. Even in prominent social justice movements, Black women have been excluded. Racism and elitism were embedded within the 19th-century and early 20th-century US women's suffrage movement, which prioritised white women over voting rights for all women.

Staff (2021-10-16). President Maduro Sends Letter to King of Spain Demanding Respect for Victims of Colonial Occupation. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, October 14, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, sent a letter to the King of Spain, Felipe de Borbón, demanding respect for the memory of the ancestors of the American peoples, who, 529 years ago, were subjugated under the occupation of the Spanish empire, and suffered centuries of violence, genocide and destruction. Through his Twitter account, the Venezuelan president shared the letter in which he expressed his condemnation of the fact that Spain "intends to minimize and falsify the events that occurred during the so-called Conquest of America in the 15th century." | In this regard, the Ven…

Juan Cole (2021-10-16). Band of 30 militant Israeli Squatters attack Palestinian Farmers, Steal Olive Harvest in continued Sabotage that has seen 1 mn Olive Trees destroyed by Israelis since 1967. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — On Friday, some thirty militant Israeli squatters on Palestinian land in the West Bank attacked Palestinian farmers harvesting olives from their orchards at Salfit. At the same time the Israeli occupation army blocked other farmers from reaching their olive orchards near the large squatter settlement of Ariel, built on land …

Anonymous669 (2021-10-16). New Escalation: Israel Assassinated Syrian Official, Ex-Lawmaker In Al-Quneitra. southfront.org File image. | On October 16, the Israeli military assassinated Medhat al-Saleh, director of the Golan Affairs Office in the Syrian government. | According to the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen TV, al-Shaleh was shot and killed by the Israeli military while he was visiting 'Ayn At Tina site, which is located right on the Separation of Forces Line that separates Syria's al-Quneitra from the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan Heights. | The Syrian government has not commented on the incident so far; neither did Israeli whi…

sputniknews (2021-10-16). Over 40 Palestinians Injured in Clashes With Israeli Soldiers in West Bank — Red Crescent. sputniknews.com GAZA/TEL AVIV (Sputnik) — More than 40 Palestinians were injured on Friday in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-15). Afghanistan Tackles the Islamic State. counterpunch.org On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Bandar, the capital of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan's largest cities in its northern belt. This is a mosque frequented by Shia Muslims, who were referred to as "our compatriots" by Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid. Forty-six

Paul Street (2021-10-15). America's Instinctive Fascism Creeps On. counterpunch.org Recently Norman Ornstein told Salon's Chauncy de Vega that the United States is mired in a crisis of democracy that shows parallels with Germany's descent into Nazism during the 1930s. Ornstein is right to worry about the nation's ongoing lethal rightward drift beyond "normal" bourgeois democracy. That is how the United States' political life is

Don Gross (2021-10-15). Protesters for justice, not killer cops, taken to court after police kill Alexis Wilson in Dolton, Illinois. liberationnews.org Alexis Wilson was killed by Dolton, Illinois, police on July 27. More than two months later, the only people facing charges related to this case in the Chicago suburbs are activists arrested for speaking out at a protest against racist police terror. Wilson was killed by Dolton police late at night when she was in …

_____ (2021-10-15). Lebanon Rocked By Violence As Fascist Militia Guns-Down Protesters. popularresistance.org Unarmed protesters affiliated with Hezbollah and Amal were gunned down by the Saudi-backed Lebanese Forces militia in Beirut on Thursday, October 14, provoking a sectarian gun battle that risked igniting a civil war. | Why did this happen? Why are some trying to pin the blame on Hezbollah? And what's with the media obscuring the fact that it was a fascist group behind the violence, the same group responsible for the 1982 massacre of hundreds of Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps? | Rania Khalek, journalist and host of the Breakthrough News program Dispatches, breaks it all down.

Steve Sweeney (2021-10-15). Christian fascist militia accused of murdering six peaceful protesters in Lebanon. peoplesworld.org Christian fascist militia allegedly shot dead at least six peaceful protesters in Beirut Thursday as they gathered for a demonstration against Tarek Bitar, the lead judge of the port blast investigation. Members of the notorious Lebanese Forces are believed to have opened fire as people gathered for the rally called by the Shi'ite Amal and …

Anonymous669 (2021-10-15). Death Toll From Beirut Clashes Rose To Seven, Former Israel Ally Held Responsible. southfront.org File Image based on the flag of Lebanon. | The death toll from the The clashes broke out when snipers, reportedly members of the far-right Lebanese Forces (LF), opened fire at a group of Hezbollah and Amal supporters who were protestin…

Michael F. Brown (2021-10-15). Israeli lawmaker regrets Ben-Gurion didn't "finish the job" electronicintifada.net Lobby groups do damage control, while sharing Bezalel Smotrich's racism.

Vishal P. Singh (2021-10-15). 'Latinos 4 Trump' is Promoting a Proud Boy Rally Led by Violent Holocaust Supporter. itsgoingdown.org Vishal P. Singh reports on far-Right rally being promoted by Latinos 4 Trump and headlined by Proud Boy brawler, "Tiny" Toese. by Vishal P. Singh Support on Venmo at: $vishalsinghfilms photo: @chip_nooo Gunfire, explosions, and bear mace bursts shook Portland in August after far-Right groups invaded the city and clashed with anti-fascist activists. The Proud…

Staff (2021-10-15). Leaked Video Helped Lead to the Conviction of a Far Right "Proud Boy" truthout.org The flurry of violence from far right street gangs and militias in cities like Portland, Oregon, have become so common in the years since former President Donald Trump's rise that they have become an expected part of the U.S. political theater. Groups like the Proud Boys regularly descend into

Three Way Fight (2021-10-15). It Was no Harpers Ferry: August 22d Wasn't an Accident, It Was a Product of our Thinking. itsgoingdown.org Another critical look at the changing terrain of antifascist struggle. Originally posted to Three Way Fight. by Iain W I stood in a crowd of white men, blending in seamlessly. I was just another white man. The moment of hostility came when I failed to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, failed to take off my…

David Rubenstein (2021-10-15). Bogus charges of Antisemitism and the Case of Rashida Tlaib. juancole.com By David Rubenstein | — ( Southside Pride) — You have to wonder how many people actually listened to the allegedly antisemitic comments made by Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib in a speech to a Socialist convention earlier this year. Not many, you can be sure of that. For days those comments were a lead news …

Editor (2021-10-15). The Italian government confronts a new test: fascism in the streets. mronline.org Here is the "eternal fascism" that Umberto Eco warned us against, when he explicated the symptoms of the virus that made Italy the incubator, and then the European model, of an anti-parliamentary regime, violent, anti-freedom, anti-Semitic and warmongering.

a guest author (2021-10-15). National Week of Action in Support of Black Migrants. workers.org The following lightly edited statement was issued by Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Color of Change and other Black-led groups around the country. Oct. 11 is Day 1 of the National Week of Action in Support of Black Migrants led by Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), Color Of Change . . . |

WSWS (2021-10-15). House Select Committee on January 6 seeks criminal contempt charges against Steve Bannon. wsws.org Bannon, a close Trump adviser who played a central role in the mobilization of fascist thugs to attack the Capitol, is defying a subpoena to appear before the committee.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Knoxville, Tennessee, schools ordered to enforce mask mandate. wsws.org With the support of prominent state Republicans, far-right groups led by individuals who participated in the January 6 fascist coup attempt in Washington D.C., have organized demonstrations against the court-ordered mask mandate.

_____ (2021-10-15). David Miller Speaks Out About Firing And Israel Lobby Smears. popularresistance.org Instead of simply stopping its human rights abuses, the Israeli government has built an extensive and sophisticated public relations network across the West in order to protect itself from criticism. | Today, Lowkey speaks to one of the latest victims of that smear campaign, Professor David Miller. A prominent critic of the state of Israel's policies, Miller was recently sacked from his position as Professor of Sociology at the University of Bristol, after a pressure campaign involving Zionist student groups and even members of parliament, who accused him of "inciting hatred against Jewish students." | Miller, a…

_____ (2021-10-15). Tehran Warns Israel Against 'Military Adventure'. popularresistance.org Delivered on Thursday and printed in Iran's Tasnim News Agency, the letter comes as Iran makes preparations to return to Vienna for negotiations on reviving the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) next week. | "We warn the Zionist regime against any miscalculation or military adventure targeting Iran and its nuclear program," wrote Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, referring to Israel. | Ravanchi said Israel has taken its "provocative and adventurous threats… to alarming levels" in recent months, especially as the Biden administration in Washington continues to slowly pr…

TASS (2021-10-15). Israeli companies getting increasingly interested in Russian market — Lavrov. tass.com Despite the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, trade between Russia and Israel declined by a modest 3.9% in 2020, while in January-July of this year it grew by 51.8% year-on-year, the minister stressed…

Juan Cole (2021-10-15). Is Sec. of State Antony Blinken as bad as Mike Pompeo? Silent on Israeli theft of Palestinian Land, Promoting Phony Abraham Accords. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is shaping up to be as much of a disaster as secretary of state as Mike Pompeo. He appears to have nothing to say about Israel's outrageous new plans to steal more Palestinian land and to further divide Palestinians into Bantustans as was done by …

Anonymous Google, Amazon workers (2021-10-15). We are Google and Amazon workers. We condemn Project Nimbus. zcomm.org We cannot support our employer's decision to supply the Israeli military and government technology that is used to harm Palestinians…

Anonymous765 (2021-10-15). Israel And Co. Begin Moving Rapidly In The Middle East. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BITCOIN: bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH: qzjv8hrdv…

Nihad Sheikh Khalil (2021-10-15). The Modern History of Africa is the Natural Extension of the Struggle of the Palestinian People. counterpunch.org There are those who suggest as very much a fait accompli that the African Union's acceptance of Israel's accession to its institutions, as an observer member, regardless of the crimes of the occupation against the Palestinian people, must be viewed in the context of a natural evolution of relations. The foundation of this hypothesis is

Anonymous669 (2021-10-15). Israeli Fighter Jets Used Airliners As Cover While Carrying Out Airstrikes On Syria's Palmyra: Russian MoD. southfront.org FILE PHOTO An Israeli F-16 fighter jet © Amir Cohen / Reuters | Syria's air defenses didn't engage the Israeli fighter jets that carried out the The Russian officer said that the airstrikes were carried out by four F-16 fighter je…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-15). Israel offers internships for Ukrainian military medics. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel is working on organizing an internship for Ukrainian military medics at the Emek Medical Center in Israel The exchange of experience between Israeli and Ukrainian doctors, as well as the organization of internships for Ukrainian military medics were discussed during the visit of the Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel Yevhen …

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-10-15). SFSU told to protect professor against censorship. electronicintifada.net Professor Rabab Abdulhadi says ruling is vindication after years of bullying and harassment by anti-Palestinian groups.

Editor (2021-10-15). Commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day/Support Workers World. workers.org Boston Mayor Kim Janey proclaimed Oct. 6 that the second Monday of October every year would be Indigenous Peoples Day. The document says this commemoration will be "'in lieu of' Columbus Day . . . and renounces the racist and colonial history of Boston and its impact on Indigenous peoples." . . . |

Ashley Smith (2021-10-15). The Haitian Migration Crisis: Made in the U.S.A. counterpunch.org In scenes that evoked the history of U.S. slave catchers, Border Patrol agents on horseback used their reins as whips to beat the refugees they chased down and captured. Eager to join the racist frenzy, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the National Guard and Texas police to form a miles-long "steel wall" of patrol cars and military vehicles to block migrants from escaping Biden's dragnet.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-15). Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Parents Of NFL Protestors Come From Places Where They Would Never Have Had A Decent Life, Like America. moguldom.com Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — affectionately known as RBG — made some inflammatory remarks about NFL players kneeling to protest racial injustice that never saw the light of print, according to veteran journalist Katie Couric's new book. In her soon-to-be-published memoir entitled "Going There," Couric said she feared comments Ginsburg made during …

Kathy Durkin (2021-10-15). No abortion bans/'We won't go back!'. workers.org The right to access safe, legal abortions is under attack across the U.S., especially in the South and Midwest. It had been considered settled law since the Supreme Court of the United States legalized access to abortions in the landmark 1973 ruling in Roe v Wade. Bans Off Our Bodies . . . |

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-15). One man's itinerary: NATO's expanding trans-Atlantic military network. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Military Intelligence Committee Chair Visit General Philippe Lavigne, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, met with Major General Ivica Kinder, the current NATO Military Intelligence Committee Chair, October 13th 2021. Major General Kinder has already visited NATO's Allied Command Operations in Mons, Belgium; the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force in Sigonella Airbase, Italy; as well as …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-10-15). Shuler, Abrams link worker rights to voting rights as showdown nears. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and nationally notable voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams are linking worker rights on the job to voters' rights to cast their ballots and have them accepted and counted, as a Senate showdown on that issue looms. The two traded comments back and forth on the two issues on an Oct. 14 …

Staff (2021-10-15). "Long March for Justice" Underway Across New Jersey to Demand Police Reform, Reparations. democracynow.org We get an update from New Jersey, where the People's Organization for Progress is leading a 67-mile march to demand the state Legislature pass legislation to hold police accountable. The nine-day march wraps up Saturday, and activists are demanding passage of a state policy that would give police review boards subpoena power, ban and criminalize chokeholds, establish requirements for use of deadly force and end qualified immunity in New Jersey. At the national level, they are calling for the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. "We know that electoral politics…

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2021-10-15: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-15). Afghanistan Tackles the Islamic State. counterpunch.org On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Bandar, the capital of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan's largest cities in its northern belt. This is a mosque frequented by Shia Muslims, who were referred to as "our compatriots" by Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid. Forty-six

Paul Street (2021-10-15). America's Instinctive Fascism Creeps On. counterpunch.org Recently Norman Ornstein told Salon's Chauncy de Vega that the United States is mired in a crisis of democracy that shows parallels with Germany's descent into Nazism during the 1930s. Ornstein is right to worry about the nation's ongoing lethal rightward drift beyond "normal" bourgeois democracy. That is how the United States' political life is

Don Gross (2021-10-15). Protesters for justice, not killer cops, taken to court after police kill Alexis Wilson in Dolton, Illinois. liberationnews.org Alexis Wilson was killed by Dolton, Illinois, police on July 27. More than two months later, the only people facing charges related to this case in the Chicago suburbs are activists arrested for speaking out at a protest against racist police terror. Wilson was killed by Dolton police late at night when she was in …

Anonymous669 (2021-10-15). Death Toll From Beirut Clashes Rose To Seven, Former Israel Ally Held Responsible. southfront.org File Image based on the flag of Lebanon. | The death toll from the The clashes broke out when snipers, reportedly members of the far-right Lebanese Forces (LF), opened fire at a group of Hezbollah and Amal supporters who were protestin…

Three Way Fight (2021-10-15). It Was no Harpers Ferry: August 22d Wasn't an Accident, It Was a Product of our Thinking. itsgoingdown.org Another critical look at the changing terrain of antifascist struggle. Originally posted to Three Way Fight. by Iain W I stood in a crowd of white men, blending in seamlessly. I was just another white man. The moment of hostility came when I failed to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, failed to take off my…

David Rubenstein (2021-10-15). Bogus charges of Antisemitism and the Case of Rashida Tlaib. juancole.com By David Rubenstein | — ( Southside Pride) — You have to wonder how many people actually listened to the allegedly antisemitic comments made by Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib in a speech to a Socialist convention earlier this year. Not many, you can be sure of that. For days those comments were a lead news …

Editor (2021-10-15). The Italian government confronts a new test: fascism in the streets. mronline.org Here is the "eternal fascism" that Umberto Eco warned us against, when he explicated the symptoms of the virus that made Italy the incubator, and then the European model, of an anti-parliamentary regime, violent, anti-freedom, anti-Semitic and warmongering.

A Guest Author (2021-10-15). National Week of Action in Support of Black Migrants. workers.org The following lightly edited statement was issued by Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Color of Change and other Black-led groups around the country. Oct. 11 is Day 1 of the National Week of Action in Support of Black Migrants led by Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), Color Of Change . . . |

WSWS (2021-10-15). House Select Committee on January 6 seeks criminal contempt charges against Steve Bannon. wsws.org Bannon, a close Trump adviser who played a central role in the mobilization of fascist thugs to attack the Capitol, is defying a subpoena to appear before the committee.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Knoxville, Tennessee, schools ordered to enforce mask mandate. wsws.org With the support of prominent state Republicans, far-right groups led by individuals who participated in the January 6 fascist coup attempt in Washington D.C., have organized demonstrations against the court-ordered mask mandate.

Nihad Sheikh Khalil (2021-10-15). The Modern History of Africa is the Natural Extension of the Struggle of the Palestinian People. counterpunch.org There are those who suggest as very much a fait accompli that the African Union's acceptance of Israel's accession to its institutions, as an observer member, regardless of the crimes of the occupation against the Palestinian people, must be viewed in the context of a natural evolution of relations. The foundation of this hypothesis is

Juan Cole (2021-10-15). Is Sec. of State Antony Blinken as bad as Mike Pompeo? Silent on Israeli theft of Palestinian Land, Promoting Phony Abraham Accords. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is shaping up to be as much of a disaster as secretary of state as Mike Pompeo. He appears to have nothing to say about Israel's outrageous new plans to steal more Palestinian land and to further divide Palestinians into Bantustans as was done by …

TASS (2021-10-15). Israeli companies getting increasingly interested in Russian market — Lavrov. tass.com Despite the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, trade between Russia and Israel declined by a modest 3.9% in 2020, while in January-July of this year it grew by 51.8% year-on-year, the minister stressed…

Anonymous Google, Amazon workers (2021-10-15). We are Google and Amazon workers. We condemn Project Nimbus. zcomm.org We cannot support our employer's decision to supply the Israeli military and government technology that is used to harm Palestinians…

Anonymous765 (2021-10-15). Israel And Co. Begin Moving Rapidly In The Middle East. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BITCOIN: bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH: qzjv8hrdv…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-15). Israeli Fighter Jets Used Airliners As Cover While Carrying Out Airstrikes On Syria's Palmyra: Russian MoD. southfront.org FILE PHOTO An Israeli F-16 fighter jet © Amir Cohen / Reuters | Syria's air defenses didn't engage the Israeli fighter jets that carried out the The Russian officer said that the airstrikes were carried out by four F-16 fighter je…

Ashley Smith (2021-10-15). The Haitian Migration Crisis: Made in the U.S.A. counterpunch.org In scenes that evoked the history of U.S. slave catchers, Border Patrol agents on horseback used their reins as whips to beat the refugees they chased down and captured. Eager to join the racist frenzy, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the National Guard and Texas police to form a miles-long "steel wall" of patrol cars and military vehicles to block migrants from escaping Biden's dragnet.

Editor (2021-10-15). Commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day/Support Workers World. workers.org Boston Mayor Kim Janey proclaimed Oct. 6 that the second Monday of October every year would be Indigenous Peoples Day. The document says this commemoration will be "'in lieu of' Columbus Day . . . and renounces the racist and colonial history of Boston and its impact on Indigenous peoples." . . . |

_____ (2021-10-14). Threats Are Being Made Against Teachers Who Are Teaching The Truth. popularresistance.org Biden rescinded the Trump executive order that threatened efforts to address racial disparities in the workplace under the implausible guise of "combating anti-American race and sex stereotyping." | But just because the push to stop people from talking or learning about racism, sexism, heterosexism or this country's history of oppression has moved off the front page does not mean that it's gone away. Legislators in some 27 states are trying to require teachers to avoid what are termed "divisive concepts" in classrooms and curricula, an extremely thinly veiled effort to force teachers to propagandize about US hist…

Richard Falk (2021-10-14). The Rebranding of Antisemitism after the Holocaust. zcomm.org By making the Palestinian people and their supporters bear the ongoing burdens of this grotesque genocide perverts the legacy of the Holocaust, extending the dark shadows of racism over Israel experience and identity in ugly reactive forms…

Staff (2021-10-14). RT Creative Lab releases 'Children of the Siege: VR Sketches', animated movie dedicated to kids of Leningrad during WWII (VIDEO). rt.com RT Creative Lab has released an animated movie, 'Children of the Siege. VR Sketches', dedicated to the children trapped in the city of Leningrad during the siege by Nazi forces, considered to be the deadliest in history. | Over three hundred thousand children were evacuated from Leningrad in the two months after WWII began in the Soviet Union. When the siege of the city began in September 1941, over four hundred thousand kids were trapped inside. | Children in besieged Leningrad knew little else but starvation and cold; they grew up to the whistle of shells and booms of explosions. The siege lasted a grueling…

WSWS (2021-10-14). Nazi barbarism, World War I and the traumas of the 20th century: Three Minutes—A Lengthening, Where is Anne Frank, Benediction and Mothering Sunday. wsws.org The new films about Nazism and the Holocaust are clearly a response to the rise and threat of the far right, in Germany, the US and elsewhere.

Ted Kelly (2021-10-14). Free Leonard Peltier and all Native prisoners! workers.org Leonard Peltier During the era of colonial theft and conquest, North America became a proving ground for European imperialists. This was where strategies of biological warfare and genocide were honed, as well as the industry that has become a pillar of modern global capitalism: mass incarceration. One cannot talk about . . . |

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-14). Fascism: The American Dream. libya360.wordpress.com Tristan Graham Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are already dying who could be saved, that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done, discover your humanity and your love in revolution. George…

_____ (2021-10-14). Workers At Amazon And Google Condemn 'Project Nimbus'. popularresistance.org Google and Amazon workers have published a public letter calling on the two companies to cancel Project Nimbus, a $1.2 billion contract for cloud computing services for the Israeli military and government. We know that the Israeli military apparatus will use these services to build weapons and surveillance technology to use against the Palestinian people. Such technology, once tested on Palestinians, is frequently exported back to the United States to be used against marginalized populations and protesters here. This public action by tech workers follows an increasing number of coordinated actions in the tech sec…

Walden Bello (2021-10-14). Zionism's Bete Noire: Richard Falk's Passage to 'Positive Public Notoriety'. fpif.org Richard Falk is universally regarded as one of the top minds when it comes to international law. Yet his views are not only unwelcome in establishment circles, but even among many left-leaning liberals. | Falk was once the darling of liberals, someone whose left-of-center views were seen as important in "balancing" conservative and centrist views in debates, seminars, and TV programs. He was, in short, one of the establishment's favorite critics of American foreign policy. | That is, until he crossed several red lines. The most consequential of these red lines was moving from abstract legal critiques of Israel's…

sputniknews (2021-10-14). Syria's Anti-Daesh Allies Vow to Respond to Alleged Israeli, US Aggression Over Palmyra. sputniknews.com At least one soldier was killed and three others injured in what the Syrian military says was an Israeli attack in the skies above Palmyra, Syria shortly before midnight on Wednesday. The Israeli military, which has previously admitted to carrying out "hundreds" of strikes against its neighbour, did not comment on the strikes.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-14). 400 Palestinian prisoners on mass hunger strike against tighter restrictions in Israeli prisons. peoplesdispatch.org The prisoners began their hunger strike due to the tightening of restrictions and punitive measures by Israeli prison authorities in the days following the daring Gilboa prison break in September…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-14). Iranian-Backed Forces Threatens 'Harsh Response' To Recent Israeli Airstrikes On Syria's Palmyra. southfront.org Iranian-backed forces massing around Deir Ezzor city | The Allies of Syria Operations Room, which commands Iranian-backed forces in Syria, has vowed to response "very harshly" to the In a statement released on October 14, the operations room revealed that the Israeli airstrikes had destroyed several barracks and a s…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-10-14). AFL-CIO cheers Biden ban on ICE sweeps of undocumented people. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The AFL-CIO is cheering the latest Biden administration reversal of racist Trump-era immigration policies. Biden's Homeland Security Department banned massive ICE raids to round up and deport undocumented people, and imposed a U-turn to pursue exploitative employers, instead. "To improve wages and working conditions, we must change the current enforcement environment in which employers violate …

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Richard Falk (2021-10-14). The Rebranding of Antisemitism after the Holocaust. zcomm.org By making the Palestinian people and their supporters bear the ongoing burdens of this grotesque genocide perverts the legacy of the Holocaust, extending the dark shadows of racism over Israel experience and identity in ugly reactive forms…

Staff (2021-10-14). RT Creative Lab releases 'Children of the Siege: VR Sketches', animated movie dedicated to kids of Leningrad during WWII (VIDEO). rt.com RT Creative Lab has released an animated movie, 'Children of the Siege. VR Sketches', dedicated to the children trapped in the city of Leningrad during the siege by Nazi forces, considered to be the deadliest in history. | Over three hundred thousand children were evacuated from Leningrad in the two months after WWII began in the Soviet Union. When the siege of the city began in September 1941, over four hundred thousand kids were trapped inside. | Children in besieged Leningrad knew little else but starvation and cold; they grew up to the whistle of shells and booms of explosions. The siege lasted a grueling…

WSWS (2021-10-14). Nazi barbarism, World War I and the traumas of the 20th century: Three Minutes—A Lengthening, Where is Anne Frank, Benediction and Mothering Sunday. wsws.org The new films about Nazism and the Holocaust are clearly a response to the rise and threat of the far right, in Germany, the US and elsewhere.

Ted Kelly (2021-10-14). Free Leonard Peltier and all Native prisoners! workers.org Leonard Peltier During the era of colonial theft and conquest, North America became a proving ground for European imperialists. This was where strategies of biological warfare and genocide were honed, as well as the industry that has become a pillar of modern global capitalism: mass incarceration. One cannot talk about . . . |

Anonymous669 (2021-10-14). Iranian-Backed Forces Threatens 'Harsh Response' To Recent Israeli Airstrikes On Syria's Palmyra. southfront.org Iranian-backed forces massing around Deir Ezzor city | The Allies of Syria Operations Room, which commands Iranian-backed forces in Syria, has vowed to response "very harshly" to the In a statement released on October 14, the operations room revealed that the Israeli airstrikes had destroyed several barracks and a s…

sputniknews (2021-10-14). Syria's Anti-Daesh Allies Vow to Respond to Alleged Israeli, US Aggression Over Palmyra. sputniknews.com At least one soldier was killed and three others injured in what the Syrian military says was an Israeli attack in the skies above Palmyra, Syria shortly before midnight on Wednesday. The Israeli military, which has previously admitted to carrying out "hundreds" of strikes against its neighbour, did not comment on the strikes.

Ann Brown (2021-10-13). Black America: Tony Dungy Is The NFL Owners' Guy Called On To Downplay Racism. moguldom.com NBC sports analyst Tony Dungy is facing significant backlash from Black America for comments he made about former Las Vegas Raiders head football coach Jon Gruden's racist emails — comments some say were in defense of Gruden. Gruden resigned Monday after emails he wrote over the course of 10 years were revealed that showed racist, …

teleSUR (2021-10-13). The Guatemalan State Perpetuates the Colonial Violence. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Indigenous peoples, farmers, human rights defenders, and environmental activists took to the streets of Guatemala City to reject racism and land grabs. | RELATED: | "The Guatemalan State perpetuates the Colonial era violence and discrimination. It has not been able to turn off our dreams," Mayan leader Andrea Ixchiu stated and urged Guatemalans to promote the foundation of a plurinational State that respects t…

Donna Katzin (2021-10-13). Turning Away from Fossil Fuels. zcomm.org Lessons from the Anti-Apartheid Movement…

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-13). Afghanistan tackles Islamic State. asiatimes.com On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan's largest cities in its northern belt. This is a mosque frequented by Shiite Muslims, who were referred to as "our compatriots" by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid. Forty-six people died immediately in the blast, …

Ali Abunimah (2021-10-13). Sweden moves to criminalize support for Palestine. electronicintifada.net Holocaust scholars reject use of anti-Semitism smears against Palestine campaigners.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-10-13). Indigenous Resistance Day: Venezuela Condemns Historic Crimes of Europe. orinocotribune.com Venezuela joins the voice of the peoples of America who suffered for over 300 years from the genocide that followed the invasion by the Spanish empire, and announced forceful political actions of an international scope to vindicate the struggle of the peoples, when commemorating the Day of indigenous Resistance, this Tuesday, October 12. | President Nicolás Maduro reported that his government will issue formal communications directly to the King of Spain, with reflections on the historical consequences of the conquest. Venezuela will also petition the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to tr…

Ed Rampell (2021-10-13). Where Can You Go to Hiss Kissinger, Boo Nixon and Pelt Pinochet with Squishy Tomatoes? covertactionmagazine.com Try Mark Wilding's Wildly Funny, But Razor-Sharp, Satirical Dramatization of the CIA-Backed Fascist Coup in Chile. You may think you …

WSWS (2021-10-13). Accepting televised debate, Jean-Luc Mélenchon puts forward neo-fascist Eric Zemmour. wsws.org The decision by Mélenchon, the presidential candidate of LFI, to debate with a political criminal who is still undeclared as a candidate for 2022 is politically wretched.

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Amazon, Google Employees Demand Boycott of Israel. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, a group of over 400 Amazon and Google employees signed an open letter urging both companies to cancel a $1.2 billion contract with the Israeli government and cease all ties with the country's military. | RELATED: | More than 400 Amazon and Google employees signed the petition anonymously, requesting the cancellation of Project Nimbus, whereby the two tech giants provide cloud services to the Israeli gov…

Global Voices (2021-10-13). 'Sindyanna of Galilee': Extending the olive branch between Arabs and Israelis. juancole.com By Coco Cresswell | — ( Globalvoices.org) — In 1996 Hadas Lahav, a Jewish Israeli social activist, had a vision: a future of Arab-Israeli coexistence. That same year, through co-founding Sindyanna of Galilee, a female-led social enterprise producing olive oil and other local products, she began to put this dream into practice. Sindyana of Galilee …

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-10-13). Iran blasts Israel for disseminating false accusations. en.mehrnews.com Iran's Representative at the First Committee of the UN General Assembly blasted the Israeli regime for disseminating false and fabricated accusations against regional countries, particularly Iran.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-13). Azerbaijani president on Eurasian energy war, conflict with Iran, Israeli military in conquered Karabakh. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com President Ilham Aliyev has given an interview to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica Italy is one of the first countries involved in this work [in conquered Nagorno-Karabakh]. The first country is Turkey, the second is Italy. This is not accidental. It was our choice. I said that we will invite only companies from friendly countries …

Abhijan Choudhury (2021-10-13). Best-selling Irish writer Sally Rooney joins BDS campaign. peoplesdispatch.org Rooney rejected an Israeli publisher's offer to release a Hebrew version of her book. The publishing house in question, Modan, is well known for its ties to the Israel military…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-13). Israeli Airstrikes Hit Syria's Palmyra, Four Casualties Reported. southfront.org An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet flies during an aerial demonstration. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN — REUTERS) | Late on October 13, a series of Israeli airstrikes hit the outskirts of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs. | A military source told the Syrian Arab News Agency that the aerial attack was launched from the southeastern area of al-Tanf, which is occupied by the US-led coalition and its proxies."At around 23: 34 pm, 13-10-2021, the Israeli enemy carried out an a…

Phillip Smith (2021-10-13). US Congress votes to kill racist crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity. nationofchange.org Reform advocates praised the passage of the EQUAL Act in the House.

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Nicaragua Approves Voting Manual for November Elections. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Nicaragua's Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) Director Adriana Molina approved the Nov. 7 General Elections' Voting Manual to guide citizens in this process and support the work of the personnel of the 3,016 polling stations. | RELATED: | "The 64-page manual details the authorities' functions throughout the election process, which include the initial transfer of materials, the Voting Reception Boards (JRV…

Nayvin Gordon (2021-10-13). MEN WAKE UP! —Supreme Court Zealotry wants to control men's reproductive rights!! Toda. indybay.org Satirical letter about religious zealots control over reproduction…

Peter Certo (2021-10-13). In OtherWords: October 13, 2021. otherwords.org When Donald Trump asked Georgia state officials to "find" him nearly 12,000 extra votes last year, what if they'd say "sure"? Voting rights advocates worry the state's harsh new voter suppression law will make it easier for state officials to interfere in the counting of local election results, or even overturn them. | That's why Black pastors and voting rights supporters Lee Harris and Jane E. Thomas say Congress needs to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. This week in OtherWords, they explain how the law would fight state-level voter suppression efforts across the country and strengthen the right to vote for everyon…

Lee Harris, Jane E. Thomas (2021-10-13). The Freedom to Vote Act Is No 'Compromise.' Pass It Now. otherwords.org In a year that began with the promise of a new direction for our country, few things have been more disheartening than the eruption of voter suppression laws in Republican-led states. These laws gut the voting rights that Black and brown voters fought and died to secure. | We battled them state by state, in a grim version of Whac-a-Mole. Now we need Washington to step in and do its part. Finally, we have a new bill in Congress: the Freedom to Vote Act. | This bill must pass. And it must pass now, because states are already preparing for the 2022 elections. | The Freedom to Vote Act was introduced in the Senate as…

Richard C. Gross (2021-10-13). Bullying Standard Practice for Right-wing Republicans. counterpunch.org "Bullies are always to be found where there are cowards." — Mahatma Gandhi Bullying seems to be the common denominator in the Republican Party, from a former president on down to GOP-led state governments that have been restricting voting rights. The majority in this country of endless political wars and congressional gridlock between two major

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2021-10-13: News Headlines

Donna Katzin (2021-10-13). Turning Away from Fossil Fuels. zcomm.org Lessons from the Anti-Apartheid Movement…

Vijay Prashad (2021-10-13). Afghanistan tackles Islamic State. asiatimes.com On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan's largest cities in its northern belt. This is a mosque frequented by Shiite Muslims, who were referred to as "our compatriots" by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid. Forty-six people died immediately in the blast, …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-10-13). Indigenous Resistance Day: Venezuela Condemns Historic Crimes of Europe. orinocotribune.com Venezuela joins the voice of the peoples of America who suffered for over 300 years from the genocide that followed the invasion by the Spanish empire, and announced forceful political actions of an international scope to vindicate the struggle of the peoples, when commemorating the Day of indigenous Resistance, this Tuesday, October 12. | President Nicolás Maduro reported that his government will issue formal communications directly to the King of Spain, with reflections on the historical consequences of the conquest. Venezuela will also petition the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to tr…

WSWS (2021-10-13). Accepting televised debate, Jean-Luc Mélenchon puts forward neo-fascist Eric Zemmour. wsws.org The decision by Mélenchon, the presidential candidate of LFI, to debate with a political criminal who is still undeclared as a candidate for 2022 is politically wretched.

Global Voices (2021-10-13). 'Sindyanna of Galilee': Extending the olive branch between Arabs and Israelis. juancole.com By Coco Cresswell | — ( Globalvoices.org) — In 1996 Hadas Lahav, a Jewish Israeli social activist, had a vision: a future of Arab-Israeli coexistence. That same year, through co-founding Sindyanna of Galilee, a female-led social enterprise producing olive oil and other local products, she began to put this dream into practice. Sindyana of Galilee …

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-10-13). Iran blasts Israel for disseminating false accusations. en.mehrnews.com Iran's Representative at the First Committee of the UN General Assembly blasted the Israeli regime for disseminating false and fabricated accusations against regional countries, particularly Iran.

Nayvin Gordon (2021-10-13). MEN WAKE UP! —Supreme Court Zealotry wants to control men's reproductive rights!! Toda. indybay.org Satirical letter about religious zealots control over reproduction…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-10-12). Poor People's Campaign petitions demand Build Back Better's passage. peoplesworld.org

Brittani Banks (2021-10-12). Afghanistan Tackles the Islamic State. independentmediainstitute.org On October 8, a terrible blast struck the worshippers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of Bandar, the capital of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan's largest cities in its northern belt. This is a mosque frequented by Shia Muslims, who were referred to as "our compatriots" by Taliban …

WSWS (2021-10-12). Trump declares January 6 insurrectionist Ashli Babbitt a martyr of his fascist attempt to seize power. wsws.org In a pre-recorded video, former president Donald Trump and Arizona Representative Paul Gosar demanded "justice for Ashli," the Air Force veteran who was killed by Capitol Police during the January 6 attack on Congress.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-12). Reliving Terror and Fascist Violence in Italy: Assault on the Headquarters of the Workers' Union CGIL and the Umberto I Polyclinic in Rome. libya360.wordpress.com Yoselina Guevara This weekend in Rome, moments of violence and terror were experienced when numerous demonstrators against the "health passport or green pass (vaccination card against Covid-19)" attacked emblematic sites of the Italian capital, in an operation coordinated by the openly fascist Forza Nuova movement. On Saturday, October 9, a group of the "no vac"…

Tamara Nassar (2021-10-12). Sally Rooney stands up for Palestine in face of smears. electronicintifada.net Respecting boycott, award-winning author won't let Israeli company publish her work.

Sarah Algherbawi (2021-10-12). Gaza's little miracles . electronicintifada.net A number of children were found alive after coming under Israeli bombardment.

Brittani Banks (2021-10-12). U.S. Congress Votes to Kill Racist Crack and Powder Cocaine Sentencing Disparity. independentmediainstitute.org Watching the gigantic logjam on Capitol Hill as Democrats attempt to pass both the infrastructure bill and a multitrillion-dollar social spending bill through Congress while Republicans do their best to obstruct it, observers could be forgiven for thinking that Congress has devolved into a do-nothing partisan circus. But while all eyes were on the internecine …

Rachel Goldwasser (2021-10-12). Extremism Among Active-Duty Military and Veterans Remains a Clear and Present Danger. splcenter.org An Oct. 13 congressional hearing by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs on "Violent Domestic Extremist Groups and the Recruitment of Veterans" will highlight the dangers of extremism in the military, an issue academics and activists have been warning about for decades.

Staff (2021-10-12). What to Know About the Abortion Case Before the Supreme Court Today. aclu.org Across the country, politicians are using every trick in the book in their attempts to ban abortion and force people to stay pregnant against their will — and they're trying to recruit the Supreme Court to help them. Today the Supreme Court will review a case — brought by EMW Women's Surgical Center, which is represented by the ACLU — about one of those attempts: Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's last-minute effort to intervene in a case challenging a Kentucky abortion ban already declared unconstitutional by two courts. | The specific question before the court is a narrow, procedura…

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-10-12). One more white supremacist symbol falls. workers.org Decatur, Georgia A diverse crowd gathered on Decatur Square on Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 11, to honor the Muscogee Creek nation whose land this had been before settler colonialism. Organizers determined that banishing the "Indian Wars" cannon from its place of prominence in the public space would be a . . . |

Joris Leverink (2021-10-12). Economic Update: How US Workers are Really Treated. roarmag.org This week on Economic Update, Prof. Wolff pays homage to Mikis Theodorakis, Greek musician and political hero, and discusses Starbucks workers in Buffalo, the economic fallout of Supreme Court's anti-abortion act, what Hurricane Ida fatalities show, and the $8 trillion cost of US wars since 9/11. | The second half of the show features an interview with Leila Roberts and Tess Fraad-Wolff on the harsh realities of US treatment of workers this Labor Day season, 2021. | You can support this show on

RWS (2021-10-12). Redwood City Says Bans Off Our Bodies! indybay.org The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to Roe v. Wade this year. On October 3 the Raging Grannies held a rally in Redwood City in solidarity with Radical Women's national day of mobilization for reproductive justice.

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WSWS (2021-10-12). Trump declares January 6 insurrectionist Ashli Babbitt a martyr of his fascist attempt to seize power. wsws.org In a pre-recorded video, former president Donald Trump and Arizona Representative Paul Gosar demanded "justice for Ashli," the Air Force veteran who was killed by Capitol Police during the January 6 attack on Congress.

Sarah Algherbawi (2021-10-12). Gaza's little miracles . electronicintifada.net A number of children were found alive after coming under Israeli bombardment.

RWS (2021-10-12). Redwood City Says Bans Off Our Bodies! indybay.org The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to Roe v. Wade this year. On October 3 the Raging Grannies held a rally in Redwood City in solidarity with Radical Women's national day of mobilization for reproductive justice.

Staff (2021-10-11). Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Indigenous Peoples' Day Shared with Columbus Day Is a "Contradiction" democracynow.org President Biden has formally recognized Indigenous Peoples' Day as a federal holiday, following a growing movement to debunk the myth of Christopher Columbus as a beneficent discoverer and replace it with recognition that the arrival of Columbus in the Bahamas unleashed a brutal genocide that massacred tens of millions of Native people across the hemisphere. But the holiday will continue to be shared with Columbus Day, which many argue glorifies the nation's dark history of colonial genocide that killed millions of Native people. "It's just not appropriate to celebrate Columbus and Indigenous peoples on the same…

Margaret Flowers (2021-10-11). Indigenous People's Day Reminds Us To Acknowledge And Support Indigenous Struggles. dissidentvoice.org Today is Indigenous Peoples Day. Across the country, a growing number of cities and states are recognizing this day in place of the traditional Columbus Day. This change reflects the growing awareness that holidays like Columbus Day are used to rewrite the past and uphold institutions of white supremacy, racism and settler colonialism. As Justin …

Human Rights Watch (2021-10-11). Israel/Palestine: Facebook Censors Discussion of Rights Issues. juancole.com Human Rights Watch — (Washington, DC) — Facebook has wrongfully removed and suppressed content by Palestinians and their supporters, including about human rights abuses carried out in Israel and Palestine during the May 2021 hostilities. The company's acknowledgment of errors and attempts to correct some of them are insufficient and do not address the scale …

Ann Brown (2021-10-11). A Black Organization Became the Largest Militia in the U.S.: An Update On The Fed's Case Against Its Leader. moguldom.com The feds are coming down on the leader of an armed Black militia, the Not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC), which says it exists to protect Black lives from police brutality. The men and women of the NFAC are most often seen at protests in body armor carrying weapons. The militia's membership numbers have never been …

_____ (2021-10-11). 'Boycott Tour' Demands Justice And Liberation For Palestine. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, 6 October, activists marched through downtown Vancouver, Canada, as part of the Boycott Tour, drawing attention to the complicity of corporations, universities and government institutions in Canada in the ongoing colonization, occupation and apartheid throughout occupied Palestine. | The march took place as part of Palestine Action Week, five days of collective action in solidarity with Palestinians and their fight for liberation, and against settler-colonialism, apartheid, and imperialist violence. Palestine Action Week was organized by a coalition of Vancouver-area groups, including Palestinian Yo…

_____ (2021-10-11). "Boycott Tour" Demands Justice And Liberation During Vancouver Palestine Action Week. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, 6 October, activists marched through downtown Vancouver, Canada, as part of the Boycott Tour, drawing attention to the complicity of corporations, universities and government institutions in Canada in the ongoing colonization, occupation and apartheid throughout occupied Palestine.

Andrew Salmon (2021-10-11). China's winter warriors rout US Marines, UK's MI6. asiatimes.com Chinese President Xi Jinping, besieged by crises from China Evergrande to power outages, may take some comfort in recent news: A human wave of enthusiastic citizens is storming his nation's cinemas. The historical blockbuster Chinese are watching in record numbers is state-funded Korean War epic Battle at Lake Changjin. Its popularity suggests that Beijing's drive …

The Daily Expose (2021-10-11). Holocaust Survivors Join Lawyers: "Request for Investigation" to the ICC. Charge World Governments with Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide, and Breaches of the Nuremberg Code. globalresearch.ca

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2021-10-11). Awakening: Martin Luther King and the Poor People's Campaign. counterpunch.org The usage of the term 'woke' has spread rapidly in the last ten years from meaning awareness of racial prejudice and discrimination to describing the identity politics of various ethnic groups in the USA. The term has a long history reaching back to the 1930s when Black American folk singer-songwriter Huddie Ledbetter, a.k.a. Lead Belly finished a song advising people with the words to 'best stay woke, keep their eyes open.'

teleSUR (2021-10-11). Italy To Take Measures Against Anti-Vax, Fascist Demonstrations. telesurenglish.net Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi will take measures to prevent further violent demonstrations led by Anti-Vax movements and neo-fascist groups. | RELATED: | On Saturday, citizens took to the streets to protest against the COVID-19 vaccination certificate, which will be mandatory to work from Oct. 15. In Rome, for example, some 10,000 people were in protests in which far-right and neo -fascist leaders made their pr…

WSWS (2021-10-11). Trump, flanked by Republican officials, delivers fascist screed at Iowa State Fairgrounds. wsws.org Solidarizing themselves with Trump's election conspiracies and his attempted coup, top Iowa Republicans, including Governor Kim Reynolds and long-time US Senator Chuck Grassley, welcomed the aspiring Fàºhrer.

WSWS (2021-10-11). Podemos covers up neo-fascist circles in Spanish army. wsws.org As the pandemic surged in December 2020, retired high-ranking military officers threatened to launch a coup and kill "26 million" left-wing voters.

Tom Morello (2021-10-11). 'We came within a baby's breath of a fascist coup in the US'. zcomm.org Poverty and hunger kill more people than anything else on the planet and they are human-made problems. Those are the things that we need to be digging into, rather than being sidetracked by this carnival barker bullshit…

Thom Hartmann (2021-10-11). Hungarian-Style Soft Fascism is the GOP's Ruthless New Brand. zcomm.org Hungarian-style soft fascism is now the GOP's brand and they're doubling down on it, believing to their core that by the end of 2024 they can do to America what Orbán did to Hungary — and therefore never face consequences or serious political opposition ever again…

WSWS (2021-10-11). Philippine presidential elections open, dominated by fascistic and far-right forces. wsws.org An examination of the leading candidates for the presidency reveals that the ruling elites in the Philippines are preparing to run the most right-wing election campaign in the country's history.

teleSUR (2021-10-11). Syria Protests Israel's Plan for Settlements in Golan Heights. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry Faisal Mikdad condemned Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's comments expressing his intention to increase settlements in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. The Syrian official stressed that such aggressive statements and policies could not change the eternal truth of the area. | RELATED: | "The Golan has been and will remain for Syria and sooner or later, it will return to the embrace o…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-11). Rights groups launch initiative demanding PayPal services in Palestine. peoplesdispatch.org While PayPal operates in over 200 countries, including many affected by years of war and civil conflict, it does not provide services in Palestine. Rights groups have condemned this discriminatory policy against Palestinians as residents of the illegal Israeli settlements in the same area have access to PayPal services…

Editor2 (2021-10-11). Palestine Goes International: On Palestinian Achievements in Sports Throughout the Decades. orinocotribune.com By Issam Khalidi — Oct 8, 2021 | Throughout decades, sports were a mirror that reflected Palestinian reality and portrayed it with all its details. The Palestinian struggle has always been multilateral and sport was one of them. Sports developments have been parallel to and overlapping with political developments, and were not isolated from harsh conditions that were afflicting the Palestinian people before and after the Nakba, Catastrophe, of 1948. | Moreover, sport has been structured and employed to help the Palestinian cause, it went hand in hand with the national-liberation movement — represented…

sputniknews (2021-10-11). 500 Bags Packed With School Supplies, Several Activists & One Hope for a Better Future in Gaza. sputniknews.com The economic situation in the Palestinian coastal enclave has always been fragile, but the crisis has deepened in the past couple of years primarily because of the outbreak of COVID-19.

Staff (2021-10-11). #FreeIssamHijjawi: Join the Twitterstorm and Attend Court (Virtually) to support Dr. Issam Hijjawi Bassalat! samidoun.net Dr. Issam Hijjawi Bassalat, Palestinian activist in Scotland and a medical doctor, is today a Palestinian political prisoner in British jails. On Wednesday, 13 October, he is going back to court (virtually) in a request for bail. His bail applications have been denied repeatedly in the past — despite the length of his detention — […] | The article

sputniknews (2021-10-11). Democrat Candidate for Virginia Gov. Claims CRT Was 'Made Up' By GOP, Trump Supporters. sputniknews.com McAuliffe made the remarks in response to a question about how he would respond to a former supporter who is now backing his Republican opponent over public schools "pushing a radical agenda in which American history is portrayed as racist" during an interview with CNN.

Radical Women Won't Stop (2021-10-11). Speakout for Reproductive Justice in San Francisco. indybay.org The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to Roe v. Wade this fall. On October 3 Radical Women held a rally for voices to be heard on the right of women and all people to control their own bodies.

Kirkpatrick Sale (2021-10-11). What Are We to Make of Columbus Today? counterpunch.org It being the fashion to tear down monuments these days, I assume on this Columbus Day we will see renewed efforts to tear down effigies of this supremely significant figure in world history. That would be stupid, of course, but it attests to the efforts of some people to reassess the mindless hagiography of Columbus that marked the American response right up to the Sesquicentennial in 1992. And it brings up the question of how we are supposed to regard this man from our perspective today.

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Staff (2021-10-11). Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Indigenous Peoples' Day Shared with Columbus Day Is a "Contradiction" democracynow.org President Biden has formally recognized Indigenous Peoples' Day as a federal holiday, following a growing movement to debunk the myth of Christopher Columbus as a beneficent discoverer and replace it with recognition that the arrival of Columbus in the Bahamas unleashed a brutal genocide that massacred tens of millions of Native people across the hemisphere. But the holiday will continue to be shared with Columbus Day, which many argue glorifies the nation's dark history of colonial genocide that killed millions of Native people. "It's just not appropriate to celebrate Columbus and Indigenous peoples on the same…

_____ (2021-10-11). Indigenous People's Day Reminds Us To Acknowledge And Support Indigenous Struggles. popularresistance.org Today is Indigenous Peoples Day. Across the country, a growing number of cities and states are recognizing this day in place of the traditional Columbus Day. This change reflects the growing awareness that holidays like Columbus Day are used to rewrite the past and uphold institutions of white supremacy, racism and settler colonialism. As Justin Teba writes, in Albuquerque, they issued a proclamation to recognize this as a day " to reflect upon the ongoing struggles of Indigenous peoples on this land." | I can only write from the perspective of a settler, but I do want to highlight a few of the current struggles.

Human Rights Watch (2021-10-11). Israel/Palestine: Facebook Censors Discussion of Rights Issues. juancole.com Human Rights Watch — (Washington, DC) — Facebook has wrongfully removed and suppressed content by Palestinians and their supporters, including about human rights abuses carried out in Israel and Palestine during the May 2021 hostilities. The company's acknowledgment of errors and attempts to correct some of them are insufficient and do not address the scale …

_____ (2021-10-11). "Boycott Tour" Demands Justice And Liberation During Vancouver Palestine Action Week. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, 6 October, activists marched through downtown Vancouver, Canada, as part of the Boycott Tour, drawing attention to the complicity of corporations, universities and government institutions in Canada in the ongoing colonization, occupation and apartheid throughout occupied Palestine.

Andrew Salmon (2021-10-11). China's winter warriors rout US Marines, UK's MI6. asiatimes.com Chinese President Xi Jinping, besieged by crises from China Evergrande to power outages, may take some comfort in recent news: A human wave of enthusiastic citizens is storming his nation's cinemas. The historical blockbuster Chinese are watching in record numbers is state-funded Korean War epic Battle at Lake Changjin. Its popularity suggests that Beijing's drive …

The Daily Expose (2021-10-11). Holocaust Survivors Join Lawyers: "Request for Investigation" to the ICC. Charge World Governments with Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide, and Breaches of the Nuremberg Code. globalresearch.ca

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2021-10-11). Awakening: Martin Luther King and the Poor People's Campaign. counterpunch.org The usage of the term 'woke' has spread rapidly in the last ten years from meaning awareness of racial prejudice and discrimination to describing the identity politics of various ethnic groups in the USA. The term has a long history reaching back to the 1930s when Black American folk singer-songwriter Huddie Ledbetter, a.k.a. Lead Belly finished a song advising people with the words to 'best stay woke, keep their eyes open.'

WSWS (2021-10-11). Podemos covers up neo-fascist circles in Spanish army. wsws.org As the pandemic surged in December 2020, retired high-ranking military officers threatened to launch a coup and kill "26 million" left-wing voters.

WSWS (2021-10-11). Philippine presidential elections open, dominated by fascistic and far-right forces. wsws.org An examination of the leading candidates for the presidency reveals that the ruling elites in the Philippines are preparing to run the most right-wing election campaign in the country's history.

WSWS (2021-10-11). Trump, flanked by Republican officials, delivers fascist screed at Iowa State Fairgrounds. wsws.org Solidarizing themselves with Trump's election conspiracies and his attempted coup, top Iowa Republicans, including Governor Kim Reynolds and long-time US Senator Chuck Grassley, welcomed the aspiring Fàºhrer.

Tom Morello (2021-10-11). 'We came within a baby's breath of a fascist coup in the US'. zcomm.org Poverty and hunger kill more people than anything else on the planet and they are human-made problems. Those are the things that we need to be digging into, rather than being sidetracked by this carnival barker bullshit…

Thom Hartmann (2021-10-11). Hungarian-Style Soft Fascism is the GOP's Ruthless New Brand. zcomm.org Hungarian-style soft fascism is now the GOP's brand and they're doubling down on it, believing to their core that by the end of 2024 they can do to America what Orbán did to Hungary — and therefore never face consequences or serious political opposition ever again…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-11). Rights groups launch initiative demanding PayPal services in Palestine. peoplesdispatch.org While PayPal operates in over 200 countries, including many affected by years of war and civil conflict, it does not provide services in Palestine. Rights groups have condemned this discriminatory policy against Palestinians as residents of the illegal Israeli settlements in the same area have access to PayPal services…

Editor2 (2021-10-11). Palestine Goes International: On Palestinian Achievements in Sports Throughout the Decades. orinocotribune.com By Issam Khalidi — Oct 8, 2021 | Throughout decades, sports were a mirror that reflected Palestinian reality and portrayed it with all its details. The Palestinian struggle has always been multilateral and sport was one of them. Sports developments have been parallel to and overlapping with political developments, and were not isolated from harsh conditions that were afflicting the Palestinian people before and after the Nakba, Catastrophe, of 1948. | Moreover, sport has been structured and employed to help the Palestinian cause, it went hand in hand with the national-liberation movement — represented…

sputniknews (2021-10-11). 500 Bags Packed With School Supplies, Several Activists & One Hope for a Better Future in Gaza. sputniknews.com The economic situation in the Palestinian coastal enclave has always been fragile, but the crisis has deepened in the past couple of years primarily because of the outbreak of COVID-19.

Staff (2021-10-11). #FreeIssamHijjawi: Join the Twitterstorm and Attend Court (Virtually) to support Dr. Issam Hijjawi Bassalat! samidoun.net Dr. Issam Hijjawi Bassalat, Palestinian activist in Scotland and a medical doctor, is today a Palestinian political prisoner in British jails. On Wednesday, 13 October, he is going back to court (virtually) in a request for bail. His bail applications have been denied repeatedly in the past — despite the length of his detention — […] | The article

sputniknews (2021-10-11). Democrat Candidate for Virginia Gov. Claims CRT Was 'Made Up' By GOP, Trump Supporters. sputniknews.com McAuliffe made the remarks in response to a question about how he would respond to a former supporter who is now backing his Republican opponent over public schools "pushing a radical agenda in which American history is portrayed as racist" during an interview with CNN.

Kirkpatrick Sale (2021-10-11). What Are We to Make of Columbus Today? counterpunch.org It being the fashion to tear down monuments these days, I assume on this Columbus Day we will see renewed efforts to tear down effigies of this supremely significant figure in world history. That would be stupid, of course, but it attests to the efforts of some people to reassess the mindless hagiography of Columbus that marked the American response right up to the Sesquicentennial in 1992. And it brings up the question of how we are supposed to regard this man from our perspective today.

Radical Women Won't Stop (2021-10-11). Speakout for Reproductive Justice in San Francisco. indybay.org The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to Roe v. Wade this fall. On October 3 Radical Women held a rally for voices to be heard on the right of women and all people to control their own bodies.

Liberation Staff (2021-10-10). Celebrate continuing resistance on Indigenous People's Day. liberationnews.org Holidays which commemorate Christopher Columbus and other figures whitewash the genocide these colonizers spearheaded.

Staff (2021-10-10). 16 October, Vancouver: Free Georges Abdallah! Free Palestine! Protest. samidoun.net Saturday, 16 October 2 pm Consulate of France in Vancouver 1130 W Pender Vancouver, BC, Canada Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/622303178937164/ Georges Abdallah, Lebanese Communist and struggler for Palestine, has been imprisoned in French jails for nearly 37 years, despite being eligible for release since 1999. Even when he has obtained rulings for his freedom through judicial processes, […] | The article

Fra Hughes (2021-10-10). 'Israel' — Beyond Apartheid. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes — Sep 29, 2021 | Many observers and organizations make parallels between the apartheid segregated Society of South Africa, the Jim Crow racial segregation laws of North America, and "Israel." | Apartheid (/…ôÀàp…ëÀêrt(h)a…™t/, especially South African English: /…ôÀàp…ëÀêrt(h)e…™t/, Afrikaans: [aÀàpart…¶…õit]; transl. "separateness", lit. "aparthood") was a system of institutionalized racial segregation that existed in South Africa and South-West Africa (now Namibia)…

Suzanne James (2021-10-10). Cate Faehrmann: Support the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill. greenleft.org.au In part three of our series on the draft Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill (NSW) 2021, Suzanne James interviewed NSW Greens MP Cate Faehrmann, co-sponsor of the bill to be introduced by Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich. | Faehrmann gives an insight into the inner workings of the parliamentary machine, including: what happens between now and the final vote on the bill; what people can do to ensure their views are considered; and the underhanded tactics the far right have deployed in the name of the high moral ground.

_____ (2021-10-10). Greek Youth Reiterate Resolve To Fight Fascism. popularresistance.org On the occasion of the first anniversary of the banning of Greek fascist party Golden Dawn, progressive sections organized massive mobilizations across the country on Thursday, October 7, resolving to strengthen the fight against fascism and the system that gives birth to it. The demonstrations, mainly called by student and youth organizations, included concerts and other cultural activities. Trade unionists from the All Workers Militant Front (PAME) and cadre of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) also participated in the mobilization in addition to people from all walks of life. Major mobilizations were witness…

Paul Street (2021-10-10). What Happens in the Red States. counterpunch.org Nationally focused progressive intellectuals and activists might be more willing to confront the fact the United States is being overtaken by a creeping, homegrown Amerikaner fascism if they paid more attention to state-level politics, the soft underbelly of what's left of bourgeois democracy in the not-so United States. | The left tendency to neglect and avoid what's happening in the states is foolish. For one thing, state-level policy has significant direct impacts on a vast swath of the nation's population. From highly populated jurisdictions like Texas (home to 30 million) and Florida (22 million) to small…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-10). Syrian Air Defenses Intercepted 8 Of 12 Israeli Missiles During Recent Attack On T-4 Air Base: Russian MoD. southfront.org The Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces intercepted eight out of 12 missile launched by Israeli fighter jets during the recent…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-10). Atlantic Council on Iran, Azerbaijan and NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Two excerpts. The rest of the article is what one would expect given the source. Iranian war games on the border with Azerbaijan were really a message to Israel [T]he Zangezur corridor [is] proposed by Azerbaijan to connect the rest of the country with its Nakhchivan enclave via Armenia's southern Syunik region. According to Iranian …

Anthony Fulton (2021-10-10). The Collapse of Liberal Zionism. counterpunch.org Image by Summer is over in Israel and so too the holiday season that includes Yom Kippur and Sukkot with their accompanying prayers of remembrance. Memory is integral to most Jewish holidays. The readings at Passover and the lighting of candles at Hanukkah are collective acts of remembrance. The importance of remembering has always been central to Jewish self-identity. As Jonathan Safran Foer would have it: 'Jews have six senses. Touch, taste, sight, smell, hearing … memory.' | But here there are also holidays specific to the State of Israel, t…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-10-10). Syria air defense downs 8 missiles fired by Israeli regime. en.mehrnews.com The Pantsir missile systems of the Syrian air defense forces destroyed 8 out of 12 missiles launched by Israel at the T-4 airfield in the Homs region on Friday, said Vadim Kulit.

_____ (2021-10-10). Biden Tells Supreme Court Publicly Documented Torture Is A State Secret. popularresistance.org When Abu Zubaydah was apprehended in Pakistan in 2002, the George W. Bush administration falsely characterized him as chief of operations for al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden's number three man. For the next four years, the CIA sent Zubaydah to its "black sites" in Thailand and Poland where he was viciously tortured. In 2006, Zubaydah was taken to Guantánamo, where he remains to this day. He has never been charged with a crime. | The torture of Abu Zubaydah is thoroughly documented in the 2014 report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. In fact, several of the justices at the October 6 Supreme Court oral a…

Marjorie Cohn (2021-10-10). Biden Tells Supreme Court That Publicly Documented Torture Is a State Secret. zcomm.org This case is a pivotal test of the willingness of the Supreme Court to check and balance the executive when it perpetrates torture and other war crimes in its "war on terror"

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2021-10-10: News Headlines

Marjorie Cohn (2021-10-10). Biden Tells Supreme Court That Publicly Documented Torture Is a State Secret. zcomm.org This case is a pivotal test of the willingness of the Supreme Court to check and balance the executive when it perpetrates torture and other war crimes in its "war on terror"

Suzanne James (2021-10-10). Cate Faehrmann: Support the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill. greenleft.org.au In part three of our series on the draft Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill (NSW) 2021, Suzanne James interviewed NSW Greens MP Cate Faehrmann, co-sponsor of the bill to be introduced by Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich. | Faehrmann gives an insight into the inner workings of the parliamentary machine, including: what happens between now and the final vote on the bill; what people can do to ensure their views are considered; and the underhanded tactics the far right have deployed in the name of the high moral ground.

Paul Street (2021-10-10). What Happens in the Red States. counterpunch.org Nationally focused progressive intellectuals and activists might be more willing to confront the fact the United States is being overtaken by a creeping, homegrown Amerikaner fascism if they paid more attention to state-level politics, the soft underbelly of what's left of bourgeois democracy in the not-so United States. | The left tendency to neglect and avoid what's happening in the states is foolish. For one thing, state-level policy has significant direct impacts on a vast swath of the nation's population. From highly populated jurisdictions like Texas (home to 30 million) and Florida (22 million) to small…

Anthony Fulton (2021-10-10). The Collapse of Liberal Zionism. counterpunch.org Image by Summer is over in Israel and so too the holiday season that includes Yom Kippur and Sukkot with their accompanying prayers of remembrance. Memory is integral to most Jewish holidays. The readings at Passover and the lighting of candles at Hanukkah are collective acts of remembrance. The importance of remembering has always been central to Jewish self-identity. As Jonathan Safran Foer would have it: 'Jews have six senses. Touch, taste, sight, smell, hearing … memory.' | But here there are also holidays specific to the State of Israel, t…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-10). Syrian Air Defenses Intercepted 8 Of 12 Israeli Missiles During Recent Attack On T-4 Air Base: Russian MoD. southfront.org The Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces intercepted eight out of 12 missile launched by Israeli fighter jets during the recent…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-10-10). Syria air defense downs 8 missiles fired by Israeli regime. en.mehrnews.com The Pantsir missile systems of the Syrian air defense forces destroyed 8 out of 12 missiles launched by Israel at the T-4 airfield in the Homs region on Friday, said Vadim Kulit.

AAPFBAS (2021-10-09). Thursday 10/14: #TeachTruth: National Teach-in for Truth About Systemic Racism & Sexism in U.S. Curricula. indybay.org Online teach-in via Zoom…

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2021-10-09). Awakening: Martin Luther King and the Poor People's Campaign. dissidentvoice.org In the days ahead we must not consider it unpatriotic to raise certain basic questions about our national character. We must begin to ask: Why are there forty million poor people in a nation overflowing with such unbelievable affluence? — Martin Luther King, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? [p. 141] The …

Anonymous007 (2021-10-09). Military Situation In Central African Republic On October 9, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 7, clashes between Central African Republic Army and the Coalition of Patriots for Change were reported near Ngakobo on the Bambari-Alindao highway | On October 6, at least 15 persons were killed in clashes between Coalition of Patriots for Change and Central African Republic Army in Matchika village | On October 5, at least seven humanitarian workers of the "Doctors of the World", were abducted by unknown gunmen in Batangafo village | On Oc…

Editor2 (2021-10-09). Water as Weapon of War: Activists Say Israel is Drying Out the West Bank to Drive Out Palestinians. orinocotribune.com By Jessica Buxbaum — Oct 6, 2021 | What was billed as a cooperative venture between Palestine and Israel is merely the occupation of water in disguise. | Masafer Yatta, occupied West Bank — Last weekend, around Amid a sea of rippling Palestinia…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-09). FM: Iran concerned about Israeli presence, terrorists used in war against Nagorno-Karabakh near its borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Amir-Abdollahian: We consider inadmissible Zionist regime provocative movement in our region from Azerbaijan territory What worries us in the South Caucasus? First, some foreign powers are trying to have an effect on this region to change its borders, close its border crossings, or relocate them, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said in an interview with …

MEE, agencies (2021-10-09). Normalisation deals: Blinken to meet Israeli, UAE counterparts next week. middleeasteye.net Normalisation deals: Blinken to meet Israeli, UAE counterparts next week | The three top diplomats are set to discuss 'future opportunities for collaboration' as well as regional security, says US State Department | Sat, 10/09/2021 – 18: 16 | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to meet with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed (AFP/…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-09). Military Situation In Syria On October 9, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 8, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 11 times: 6 — in Idlib province, 2 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On October 8, Israeli warplanes attacked T4 Airbase in the Homs province. Most of the missiles were destroyed by SAA air defense systems | On October 7, Russian Military Police and Turkish Army carried out a patrol near Darbasiyah | On October 8, SAA artillery shelled positi…

Asa Winstanley (2021-10-09). Israel lobby takes back the Labour Party. electronicintifada.net Opponents of Palestinian rights at conference celebrate end of Corbyn "nightmare."

IMEMC (2021-10-09). Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. globalresearch.ca

Allan Fisher (2021-10-09). Saturday 10/9: Free Palestine. indybay.org Ocean at Water Street, Santa Cruz…

Rainer Shea (2021-10-09). The New Bolivian Regime Change Attempt, & its Terror Tactics. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Oct 8, 2021 | Two years ago, I underestimated the power of U.S. imperialism, to the consequence of having a nasty shock when I found out that Bolivia's president had been forced to resign in a U.S.-orchestrated military coup. I had anticipated that Washington would carry out a regime change attempt in Bolivia for months prior to that day, but up until the coup actually happened, I remained under the illusion that Bolivia's democracy would withstand the onslaught of white supremacist terrorism that Washington's running dogs were unleashing upon the country after the 2019 election. U.S. hegemo…

Radical Women Won't Stop (2021-10-09). Speakout for Reproductive Justice in San Francisco. indybay.org The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to Roe v. Wade this fall. On October 3 Radical Women held a rally for voices to be heard on the right of women and all people to control their own bodies.

Staff (2021-10-09). Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Abortion Ban Days After Federal Court Blocked It. truthout.org Reproductive rights advocates lashed out overnight following a ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals which reinstated a near-total ban on abortion in Texas just days after a separate federal court had placed the state's law on hold pending final judicial review, most likely by the U.S. Supreme Court. | The Friday night decision by the 5th Circuit —

Ashley Curtin (2021-10-09). Senate introduces John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. nationofchange.org The VRAA will "prevent the implementation of discriminatory voting practices in an effort to protect and ensure the rights of all voters."

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2021-10-09: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-10-09). Water as Weapon of War: Activists Say Israel is Drying Out the West Bank to Drive Out Palestinians. orinocotribune.com By Jessica Buxbaum — Oct 6, 2021 | What was billed as a cooperative venture between Palestine and Israel is merely the occupation of water in disguise. | Masafer Yatta, occupied West Bank — Last weekend, around Amid a sea of rippling Palestinia…

AAPFBAS (2021-10-09). Thursday 10/14: #TeachTruth: National Teach-in for Truth About Systemic Racism & Sexism in U.S. Curricula. indybay.org Online teach-in via Zoom…

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2021-10-09). Awakening: Martin Luther King and the Poor People's Campaign. dissidentvoice.org In the days ahead we must not consider it unpatriotic to raise certain basic questions about our national character. We must begin to ask: Why are there forty million poor people in a nation overflowing with such unbelievable affluence? — Martin Luther King, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? [p. 141] The …

Anonymous007 (2021-10-09). Military Situation In Central African Republic On October 9, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 7, clashes between Central African Republic Army and the Coalition of Patriots for Change were reported near Ngakobo on the Bambari-Alindao highway | On October 6, at least 15 persons were killed in clashes between Coalition of Patriots for Change and Central African Republic Army in Matchika village | On October 5, at least seven humanitarian workers of the "Doctors of the World", were abducted by unknown gunmen in Batangafo village | On Oc…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-09). Military Situation In Syria On October 9, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 8, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 11 times: 6 — in Idlib province, 2 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On October 8, Israeli warplanes attacked T4 Airbase in the Homs province. Most of the missiles were destroyed by SAA air defense systems | On October 7, Russian Military Police and Turkish Army carried out a patrol near Darbasiyah | On October 8, SAA artillery shelled positi…

Allan Fisher (2021-10-09). Saturday 10/9: Free Palestine. indybay.org Ocean at Water Street, Santa Cruz…

Radical Women Won't Stop (2021-10-09). Speakout for Reproductive Justice in San Francisco. indybay.org The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to Roe v. Wade this fall. On October 3 Radical Women held a rally for voices to be heard on the right of women and all people to control their own bodies.

Somil Trivedi (2021-10-08). What the Supreme Court Can and Can't Do About Mass Incarceration in the Current Term. aclu.org As the Supreme Court kicks off another term this week, we should make one thing abundantly clear: Nine lawyers in black robes will not end mass incarceration and systemic racism in America. Not this term, not any. That doesn't, however, mean the criminal law cases being argued and decided between now and June are inconsequential. The Justices could, if they choose, place meaningful limits on the power of local officials — police, prosecutors, judges — and give sharper teeth to key constitutional protections. This is why the ACLU tracks these cases closely and participates in many. They matter. | Th…

Staff (2021-10-08). "Until I Am Free": Keisha Blain on the Enduring Legacy of Voting Rights Pioneer Fannie Lou Hamer. democracynow.org As Republican lawmakers attempt to make it harder to vote in states across the country, we look at the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, the civil rights pioneer who helped organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Historian Keisha Blain writes about Hamer in her new book, "Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America." In addition to fighting for voting rights, Hamer challenged state-sanctioned violence and medical racism that Black women faced. Blain based the book's title on a frequent saying of Fannie Lou Hamer's: "Whether you are Black or white, you are not free until I am free…

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-08). LGBTQ Community And Others Move To Cancel Star Comedian Dave Chappelle, Want New Comedy Show Removed From Netflix. moguldom.com Iconic comedian Dave Chappelle has dropped another Netflix special and it has the LGBTQ community and others calling for his cancellation — again. Released Tuesday, Oct. 4, Chappelle's new show is entitled "The Closer." In it, Chappelle performs before a live audience in Detroit, Michigan and covers topics including racism, homophobia and transphobia. True to …

Donna Katzin (2021-10-08). Turning Away from Fossil Fuels: Lessons from the Anti-Apartheid Movement. zcomm.org Taking the fight directly to corporations — many of which are more powerful than governments — can be incredibly effective…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-08). On anniversary of ban on Golden Dawn, Greek youth reiterate resolve to fight fascism. peoplesdispatch.org The neo-Nazi Greek fascist party Golden Dawn was declared a criminal organization by a Greek court last year, which convicted its leadership for involvement in multiple hate crimes, including the murder of Greek rapper Pavlos Fyssas…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-08). At Least 50 Killed In Suicide Attack That Targeted Shiite Mosque In Northern Afghanistan (Videos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On October 8, a large blast rocked a crowded Shiite mosque in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz during Friday prayers. | The blast was reportedly caused by a suicide bomber who detonated his explosive belt among worshippers inside the mosque. | "Today in the afternoon, in the Khanabad Bandar area in the capital city of Kunduz, a blast targeted a mosque belonging to our Shia citizens and martyred and wounded a number of our compatriots," Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the T…

Badri Raina (2021-10-08). Why Amit Shah's Versions of 'Patriotism' and 'Development' Are So Troubling. zcomm.org We need an educated and sincere tolerance of debate, an ideational contest which only a genuine democracy may furnish, not ministerial diktats…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-08). Bordering Belarus, Kaliningrad, Russia: first new U.S. interceptor missiles in Poland next year. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com First US air defence systems for Poland next year: minister Mariusz B≈Çaszczak was speaking during a visit to Fort Sill, a US Army base in the southern state of Oklahoma, where Polish soldiers are learning to operate the American-made Patriot air defence system, state news agency PAP reported. "By the end of next year, the …

Editor (2021-10-08). Florida's Republican Governor awards Medal of Freedom to Che Guevara's assassin. mronline.org After Rodriguez ordered Che be shot, his hands were chopped off and shipped to Langley, but not before he stole the Rolex from Che's corpse that was meant for the son of one of his compatriots in Bolivia.

Karen Hilfman (2021-10-08). On anniversary of Elaine race massacre, Arkansas community says reparations are due. peoplesworld.org ELAINE, Ark.—Sept. 30, 2021, marked the 102nd anniversary of the 1919 Elaine Race Massacre in Arkansas. At the Elaine Legacy Center, descendants of survivors, their families, and friends remembered the unspeakable reign of terror—loss of life, property, and land—that devastated their community over a century ago. Sept. 30, 1919, was just the first of three consecutive days of anti-Black violence in …

Jonathan Cook (2021-10-08). After success against Corbyn, Israel lobby ousts UK scholar. dissidentvoice.org Britain's pro-Israel lobby gained another important scalp last week after a prolonged campaign of intimidation finally pushed a major UK university into firing one of its lecturers. Bristol University dismissed David Miller, a political sociology professor, even though an official investigation had concluded that accusations of antisemitism against him were unfounded. Research by Miller, a …

Michael F. Brown (2021-10-08). New York Times omits, falsifies and cheerleads for Israel. electronicintifada.net Genocide promoter Archie Gottesman is ignored in Ben & Jerry's coverage from New Jersey.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-08). AFRICOM: An Extension of U.S.-European Colonialism and Genocide. libya360.wordpress.com Gloria Verdieu and John Parker Protesters in Accra, Ghana, demonstrated against AFRICOM expansion in 2018. In 2007, the George W. Bush administration inaugurated the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) to further the influence of the U.S. and extend its military reach directly into Africa. AFRICOM, however, wasn't officially established in Africa, with its expanded troop…

Staff (2021-10-08). Liberal Pleas for "Unity" Legitimize the Virulent Politics of the Far Right. truthout.org In the time leading up to the 2020 election, many people throughout the United States mobilized with an unprecedented sense of urgency. Those in opposition to the far right presidency of Donald J. Trump went above and beyond to unseat the 45th head of state. The prospect of his reelection scared many following an atrocious four years of unchecked state violence, resurgent fascism and political asininity that climaxed with a pandemic. It was clear to many, even some in Trump's own party, that a s…

WSWS (2021-10-08). Interim Senate Judiciary Report confirms Trump's repeated attempts to enlist Department of Justice into January 6 coup attempt. wsws.org The preliminary report details Trump's numerous attempts, working in concert with Republican lawmakers and sympathetic figures within the Department of Justice, to carry out a fascist coup.

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-10-08). Israeli media attack journalist who exposed settler violence. electronicintifada.net News program repeats soldier's lie that Basil al-Adraa started a fire to blame it "on the Jews."

Yossi Melman (2021-10-08). Israel-Iran tensions: The Azeri-Russian 'assassin' behind latest spat. middleeasteye.net Israel-Iran tensions: The Azeri-Russian 'assassin' behind latest spat | Israeli political and military officials want Israel to stop provoking Iran, and the US to hit Tehran with more sanctions | Fri, 10/08/2021 – 17: 04 | Portraits of Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (C), Islamic Revolution founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (L) and late Iraqi Shiite cleric Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr with a slogan rea…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-08). Racial Justice Vs. The Israel Lobby: When Being Pro-Palestine Becomes the New Normal. counterpunch.org There is an unmistakable shift in American politics regarding Palestine and Israel, a change that is inspired by the way in which many Americans, especially the youth, view the Palestinian struggle and the Israeli occupation. While this shift is yet to translate into tangibly diminishing Israel's stronghold over the US Congress, it promises to be

Mustafa Abu Sneineh (2021-10-08). Israeli press review: Police appeal decision allowing Jewish silent prayers at al-Aqsa complex. middleeasteye.net Israeli press review: Police appeal decision allowing Jewish silent prayers at al-Aqsa complex | Meanwhile, tensions between prime minister and defence minister simmer over recent Mossad operation in Syria and Lebanon, and African asylum seekers face new restrictions | Fri, 10/08/2021 – 13: 45 | A Palestinian man prays at al-Aqsa complex in Jerusalem's Old City, 7 October 2021 (AF…

Staff (2021-10-08). Six Palestinian hunger strikers "starving for freedom" — take action to defend their lives! samidoun.net Six Palestinian prisoners are facing an increasingly urgent health crisis as they continue their hunger strike to end administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial. Kayed Fasfous, Miqdad Qawasmeh and Alaa al-Araj have all been hospitalized after 85, 78 and 60 days of hunger strike, respectively, and both are pledging to continue their hunger strikes […] | The article

Gideon Polya (2021-10-08). Open Letter to Australian Labor MPs re IHRA & Labor "Progressive Except Palestine" (PEP). dissidentvoice.org At the outset I must declare that I am an anti-racist Jewish Australian scientist and humanitarian writer with a sole allegiance to Australia. Coming from a famous Jewish Hungarian family near-eradicated from Hungary by the WW2 Jewish Holocaust, I am inescapably bound by the key moral imperatives from that catastrophe, to whit "zero tolerance for …

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-10-08). Lisa Graves on the Fight for the Post Office, Stevana Sims on Saving Anti-Racist Education. fair.org (image via BillMoyers.com) | This week on CounterSpin: The thing about the US Postal Service: Low-income people get the same service as the rich; rural people get their prescriptions and paychecks and ballots in the same timeframe as those in big cities. The idea has always been that postal service is a public good, not to be mined for profit, and not tiered to give the wealthy yet another leg up. USPS is the second-largest employer in the country, traditionally offering opportunities for people of color—and unlike the number one employer, Walmart, it doesn't subsidize itself by paying wages so low that em…

Staff (2021-10-08). Family of Henrietta Lacks Sues Over Racist Theft of Cells for Biotech Profit. truthout.org The family of Henrietta Lacks has filed a lawsuit against biotech company Thermo Fisher Scientific for making billions in profit from the "HeLa" cell line. Henrietta Lacks was an African American patient at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Doctors kept her tissue samples without her consent for experimental studies while treating her for cervical cancer in 1951. Benjamin Crump, one of the lawyers for the case, filed 70 years after her death, calls Henrietta Lacks a "cornerstone of modern med…

Staff (2021-10-08). Family of Henrietta Lacks Files Lawsuit over Use of Stolen Cells, Lambasts Racist Medical System. democracynow.org The family of Henrietta Lacks has filed a lawsuit against biotech company Thermo Fisher Scientific for making billions in profit from the "HeLa" cell line. Henrietta Lacks was an African American patient at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Doctors kept her tissue samples without her consent for experimental studies while treating her for cervical cancer in 1951. Benjamin Crump, one of the lawyers for the case, filed 70 years after her death, calls Henrietta Lacks a "cornerstone of modern medicine," as her cells have since played a part in cancer research, the polio vaccine and even COVID-19 vaccines. Ron Lacks,…

Margaret Kimberley (2021-10-08). "Race Norming" and Health Care Jim Crow. mronline.org The term "race norming " ought to be immediately suspected as having a nefarious intent. Anything referred to as norming in a racist society invariably ends with Black people getting the short end of the stick.

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