2021-10-08: News Headlines

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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.

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.

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

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."

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 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,…

Jonathan Cook (2021-10-07). Iron Dome: Don't be deceived, US aid to Israel is not about saving lives. dissidentvoice.org Battles in the US Congress that erupted again this week, holding up an extra $1bn in military funding for Israel, underscored just how divorced from reality the conversation about US financial aid to Israel has become, even among many critics. For 48 hours last month, a small group of progressive Democrats in the US House of Representatives succeeded …

MEE correspondent (2021-10-07). Iranian press review: Tehran fury over Israel-Azerbaijan military pact. middleeasteye.net Iranian press review: Tehran fury over Israel-Azerbaijan military pact | Meanwhile, conservative MP claims Iranian property investors have 'saved' Turkey's economy, and corruption heavily linked to suicide cases | Thu, 10/07/2021 – 12: 00 | A handout picture made available by the Iranian army official website on October 1, 2021, shows an Iranian army helicopter during a military exercis…

Brittani Banks (2021-10-07). How Facebook's Quest for Profits Is Paved on Hate and Lies. independentmediainstitute.org Facebook's former employee Frances Haugen, in an interview on "60 Minutes," explained to host Scott Pelley that the social media giant has conducted internal experiments that demonstrate just how quickly and efficiently its users are driven down rabbit holes of white supremacist beliefs. The 37-year-old data scientist who resigned from Facebook earlier this year and …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-07). Russian Foreign Minister accuses NATO of supporting neo-Nazis in Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Russian Foreign Minister accuses NATO of "supporting neo-Nazis" in Ukraine Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov accused the NATO of "supporting neo-Nazis" in Ukraine. He said so during the negotiations with the Alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, writes The Washington Post. According to the outlet, Lavrov made these statements during the closed session …

Labor Video Project (2021-10-07). Zionism, Israel & The Firing Of UK University of Bristol Sociologist David Miller. indybay.org David Miller a sociologist at the University of Bristol in the UK raised issues about the role of Israel and the Zionists and he was targeted by Zionists for removal. Under their new policy criticism of Israel and Zionism is "anti-semitic". He was fired on October 1, 2021 by the university for supposed anti-semitism.

San Francisco Public Library (2021-10-07). Tuesday 11/16: "Grave Matters": Talk on History of Indigenous Genocide, Racist Land Grabs & Grave Robbing. indybay.org In-person: SF Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 | Online: Join via Zoom…

_____ (2021-10-07). In A California Desert, Sheriff Deputies Settle Schoolyard Disputes. popularresistance.org Barron Gardner, a high school history teacher in Southern California's Antelope Valley, stared down Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies during an online meeting in April, trying to keep his composure. | Gardner, 41, had become a reluctant spokesperson for a growing movement, driven primarily by Black and Latino residents, to get LASD deputies off school campuses. His wife, who's also a teacher, worried about the repercussions for their family. What if he lost his job? What if he became a target of discrimination or worse? After all, this valley at the western edge of the Mojave Desert, population rou…

Staff (2021-10-07). To Understand the Debt Ceiling Crisis, Observe the Far Right Clown Show in Idaho. truthout.org The debt ceiling crisis has been At first blush, the idea of confusion w…

Staff (2021-10-07). Far Right Cable Channel Peddling Trump's Election Lies Is Funded by AT&T. truthout.org One America News Network (OANN), a far-right news network that continues to provide an unwavering platform for Donald Trump's baseless claims of election fraud — is overwhelmingly bankrolled by AT&T according to a bombshell Reuters The revelations stem from court documents, obtained by Reuters, that shed light how OANN was founded and has been maintained. Back in 2019, the company's…

Ali Abunimah (2021-10-07). UN "expert" can't defend his attacks on Palestine solidarity. electronicintifada.net Ahmed Shaheed helps Israel lobby smear critics of its abuses and crimes.

_____ (2021-10-07). Don't Be Deceived — US Aid To Israel Is Not About Saving Lives. popularresistance.org Battles in the US Congress that erupted again this week, holding up an extra $1bn in military funding for Israel, underscored just how divorced from reality the conversation about US financial aid to Israel has become, even among many critics. | For 48 hours last month, a small group of progressive Democrats in the US House of Representatives succeeded in sabotaging a measure to pick up the bill for Israel to replenish its Iron Dome interception missiles. The Iron Dome system was developed by Israel, with generous financial backing from successive US administrations, in the wake of the 2006 war against Hezbollah…

Nur Ayoubi (2021-10-07). Palestinian actress uses Israeli film awards to denounce 'ethnic cleansing'. middleeasteye.net Palestinian actress uses Israeli film awards to denounce 'ethnic cleansing' | Juna Suleiman, winner of best actress at Ophir film awards for role in 'Let It Be Morning', says happiness is impossible 'when there are active efforts to erase Palestinian identity' | Thu, 10/07/2021 – 15: 00 | Still from a wedding scene in 'Let It Be Morning', directed by Eran Kolirin (Dori Media Group/ Les Films du Poisson) | A…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-07). Hamas And Islamic Jihad Hold Conference To Say What Will Happen After "Israel's Collapse" But Not How It Will Happen. southfront.org On September 30th, a conference titled "Promise of the Hereafter — Post-Liberation Palestine" funded by Hamas and sponsored by Hamas…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-07). Report: Azerbaijan mulls buying Israeli Arrow-3 interceptor missiles amid tensions with Iran. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijan weighs buying Israeli Arrow-3 missile amid Iran tensions Azerbaijan is considering buying Israel's Arrow-3 missile defense system amid tensions with Iran, according to Israel Hayom newspaper. The move would be a major step in typically quiet Israel-Azerbaijan defense ties. Azerbaijan's government began stopping, fining and in at least two cases detaining Iranian vehicles transiting …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-07). Tensions mount between Iran, Azerbaijan in Caucasus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Tensions mount between Iran, Azerbaijan in Caucasus region Tensions mount between Iran and Azerbaijan as Tehran heckles Baku over its ties with Israel and Baku criticizes Tehran's "provocative" military actions near its borders. Most recently, Iran said Wednesday that it has "serious concerns" about Israel's presence in the Caucasus. The comments came a day after …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-07). Israeli court allows Jewish prayers at Al-Aqsa mosque in violation of historical agreement. peoplesdispatch.org The Al-Aqsa mosque compound has for years been a target of Israeli right-wing and Jewish groups calling for the mosque to be demolished and demanding a third Jewish temple to be built in its place…

Othering, Belonging Institute UC Berkeley (2021-10-07). Thursday 10/28: Justice for Black Farmers: Uprooting Racist Policy & Planting Seeds of Redress. indybay.org Online webinar (FREE and open to the community)…

John Kiriakou (2021-10-07). Ex-CIA Officer Who Led Raid that Captured Leading Al Qaeda Suspect Is Now Denouncing CIA for Torturing Zubaydah for 20 Years In Guantanamo Without Ever Charging Him With A Crime. covertactionmagazine.com The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments from attorneys for Abu Zubaydah, a Guantánamo prisoner once thought to be the third-ranking leader in al-Qaeda, about whether their client would be allowed to depose two CIA contract psychologists who devised and carried out the Agency's torture program and who personally participated in Zubaydah's torture.

John Kiriakou (2021-10-07). Ex-CIA Officer Who Led Raid that Captured Leading Al Qaeda Suspect Is Now Denouncing CIA for Torturing Him for 20 Years In Guantanamo Without Ever Charging Him With A Crime. covertactionmagazine.com The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments from attorneys for Abu Zubaydah, a Guantánamo prisoner once thought to be the third-ranking leader in al-Qaeda, about whether their client would be allowed to depose two CIA contract psychologists who devised and carried out the Agency's torture program and who personally participated in Zubaydah's torture.

Staff (2021-10-07). Abu Zubaydah Was Tortured for Years at CIA Black Sites. Biden Is Trying to Keep the Abuse Secret. democracynow.org The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case brought by Abu Zubaydah, the Guantánamo prisoner who was the first subject of the CIA's torture program. Zubaydah's legal team has spent years trying to obtain testimony from two psychologists who helped the CIA design and implement his torture, and the Biden administration is continuing the Trump's administration strategy to keep key information about Zubaydah's torture in Poland classified despite the fact that the two psychologists are willing to testify. Several justices contradicted the Biden administration, suggesting Zubaydah, the only witness besi…

Eric Ruben (2021-10-07). First major Second Amendment case before the Supreme Court in over a decade could topple gun restrictions. nationofchange.org The ruling will underscore the significance of their presence on the court.

WSWS (2021-10-07). Biden administration defends CIA against torture victim. wsws.org The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal by Abu Zubaydah, held at Guantanamo Bay, for the disclosure of additional information about his torture, including being waterboarded 83 times in a month.

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2021-10-07: News Headlines

Jonathan Cook (2021-10-07). Iron Dome: Don't be deceived, US aid to Israel is not about saving lives. dissidentvoice.org Battles in the US Congress that erupted again this week, holding up an extra $1bn in military funding for Israel, underscored just how divorced from reality the conversation about US financial aid to Israel has become, even among many critics. For 48 hours last month, a small group of progressive Democrats in the US House of Representatives succeeded …

MEE correspondent (2021-10-07). Iranian press review: Tehran fury over Israel-Azerbaijan military pact. middleeasteye.net Iranian press review: Tehran fury over Israel-Azerbaijan military pact | Meanwhile, conservative MP claims Iranian property investors have 'saved' Turkey's economy, and corruption heavily linked to suicide cases | Thu, 10/07/2021 – 12: 00 | A handout picture made available by the Iranian army official website on October 1, 2021, shows an Iranian army helicopter during a military exercis…

Labor Video Project (2021-10-07). Zionism, Israel & The Firing Of UK University of Bristol Sociologist David Miller. indybay.org David Miller a sociologist at the University of Bristol in the UK raised issues about the role of Israel and the Zionists and he was targeted by Zionists for removal. Under their new policy criticism of Israel and Zionism is "anti-semitic". He was fired on October 1, 2021 by the university for supposed anti-semitism.

San Francisco Public Library (2021-10-07). Tuesday 11/16: "Grave Matters": Talk on History of Indigenous Genocide, Racist Land Grabs & Grave Robbing. indybay.org In-person: SF Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 | Online: Join via Zoom…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-07). Tensions mount between Iran, Azerbaijan in Caucasus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Tensions mount between Iran, Azerbaijan in Caucasus region Tensions mount between Iran and Azerbaijan as Tehran heckles Baku over its ties with Israel and Baku criticizes Tehran's "provocative" military actions near its borders. Most recently, Iran said Wednesday that it has "serious concerns" about Israel's presence in the Caucasus. The comments came a day after …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-07). Racial Justice Vs. The Israel Lobby: When Being Pro-Palestine Becomes the New Normal. dissidentvoice.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 …

Ali Abunimah (2021-10-07). UN "expert" can't defend his attacks on Palestine solidarity. electronicintifada.net Ahmed Shaheed helps Israel lobby smear critics of its abuses and crimes.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-07). Report: Azerbaijan mulls buying Israeli Arrow-3 interceptor missiles amid tensions with Iran. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijan weighs buying Israeli Arrow-3 missile amid Iran tensions Azerbaijan is considering buying Israel's Arrow-3 missile defense system amid tensions with Iran, according to Israel Hayom newspaper. The move would be a major step in typically quiet Israel-Azerbaijan defense ties. Azerbaijan's government began stopping, fining and in at least two cases detaining Iranian vehicles transiting …

Anonymous007 (2021-10-07). Hamas And Islamic Jihad Hold Conference To Say What Will Happen After "Israel's Collapse" But Not How It Will Happen. southfront.org On September 30th, a conference titled "Promise of the Hereafter — Post-Liberation Palestine" funded by Hamas and sponsored by Hamas…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-07). Russian Foreign Minister accuses NATO of supporting neo-Nazis in Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Russian Foreign Minister accuses NATO of "supporting neo-Nazis" in Ukraine Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov accused the NATO of "supporting neo-Nazis" in Ukraine. He said so during the negotiations with the Alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, writes The Washington Post. According to the outlet, Lavrov made these statements during the closed session …

Othering, Belonging Institute UC Berkeley (2021-10-07). Thursday 10/28: Justice for Black Farmers: Uprooting Racist Policy & Planting Seeds of Redress. indybay.org Online webinar (FREE and open to the community)…

WSWS (2021-10-07). Biden administration defends CIA against torture victim. wsws.org The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal by Abu Zubaydah, held at Guantanamo Bay, for the disclosure of additional information about his torture, including being waterboarded 83 times in a month.

John Kiriakou (2021-10-07). Ex-CIA Officer Who Led Raid that Captured Leading Al Qaeda Suspect Is Now Denouncing CIA for Torturing Him for 20 Years In Guantanamo Without Ever Charging Him With A Crime. covertactionmagazine.com The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments from attorneys for Abu Zubaydah, a Guantánamo prisoner once thought to be the third-ranking leader in al-Qaeda, about whether their client would be allowed to depose two CIA contract psychologists who devised and carried out the Agency's torture program and who personally participated in Zubaydah's torture.

Staff (2021-10-07). Abu Zubaydah Was Tortured for Years at CIA Black Sites. Biden Is Trying to Keep the Abuse Secret. democracynow.org The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case brought by Abu Zubaydah, the Guantánamo prisoner who was the first subject of the CIA's torture program. Zubaydah's legal team has spent years trying to obtain testimony from two psychologists who helped the CIA design and implement his torture, and the Biden administration is continuing the Trump's administration strategy to keep key information about Zubaydah's torture in Poland classified despite the fact that the two psychologists are willing to testify. Several justices contradicted the Biden administration, suggesting Zubaydah, the only witness besi…

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-10-06). The Police State's Reign of Terror Continues … With Help from the Supreme Court. dissidentvoice.org Rights aren't rights if someone can take them away. They're privileges. — George Carlin You think you've got rights? Think again. All of those freedoms we cherish—the ones enshrined in the Constitution, the ones that affirm our right to free speech and assembly, due process, privacy, bodily integrity, the right to not have police seize …

Ann Brown (2021-10-06). Here's What An Ex-Tesla Worker Said About Winning $137M In An Anti-Black Discrimination Case. moguldom.com A San Francisco federal court on Oct. 4 ordered Tesla to pay a former worker, Owen Diaz, about $137 million after he endured a hostile work environment and racist abuse working there as an elevator operator. Now Diaz, who is Black, is speaking out. The jury awarded more than attorneys had asked for their client, …

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-10-06). Video: Why anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism. electronicintifada.net Mini-documentary on how Israel's critics are being falsely accused of anti-Jewish bigotry.

Staff (2021-10-06). "Becoming Abolitionists": Derecka Purnell on Why Police Reform Is Not Enough to Protect Black Lives. democracynow.org Derecka Purnell draws from her experience as a human rights lawyer in her new book, published this month, "Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom," to argue that police reform is an inadequate compromise to calls for abolition. Since the murders of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville in 2020, many states have passed laws aimed at reforming police, but congressional talks at the federal level have broken down. Purnell reflects upon her personal journey as a Black woman who believed in police reform before pivoting to abolition, saying, "I became a part of soci…

Staff (2021-10-06). Police Reform Is Not Enough to Protect Black Lives. truthout.org Derecka Purnell draws from her experience as a human rights lawyer in her new book, published this month, Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom, to argue that police reform is an inadequate compromise to calls for abolition. Since the murders of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville in 2020, many states have passed laws aimed at reforming police, but congressional talks at the federal level have broken down. Purnell reflects upon her personal journey as a Black woman…

Paul Street (2021-10-06). Baby Talk Fascists: Reflections on a Summer Encounter. counterpunch.org An obsessive focus "personal responsibility" is a consistent thread running through the Christian fascist OR mindset. Abortion is for the OR zealots a sinful rejection of personal responsibility — refusal to take individual accountability for the conception of a child. There's nothing in their world view about peoples' personal and collective responsibility to not bring new lives into households and communities unsuitable for a decent infancy and childhood.

David Cronin (2021-10-06). EU unveils blueprint for muzzling Israel's critics. electronicintifada.net Margaritis Schinas smears campaigners against Zionism.

Omar Karmi (2021-10-06). Sheikh Jarrah families asked to choose pragmatism over principle. electronicintifada.net Israeli court "compromise" aimed at defusing tensions but not delivering justice.

Ali Abunimah (2021-10-06). Join us to support journalists in Gaza. electronicintifada.net This partnership will offer training and replace media equipment destroyed by Israel.

Ted Kelly (2021-10-06). Khalida Jarrar freed from Israeli prison, visits daughter's grave. workers.org Hours after her Sept. 26 release, Khalida Jarrar visits the grave of her daughter, whose funeral she had not been permitted to attend. Khalida Jarrar, a major leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was released Sept. 26 from Israeli prison after two years incarceration. Jarrar, a . . . |

Anthony Fulton (2021-10-06). Patriots Remember to Forget: Omri Boehm and the Collapse of Liberal Zionism. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-06). Despite Israel Lobbies' Power in Congress, for a New Generation Sympathy with Oppressed Palestinians is becoming New Normal. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) — There is an unmistakable shift in American politics regarding Palestine and Israel, one that is inspired by the way in which many Americans, especially young people, view the Palestinian struggle and the Israeli occupation. While this shift is yet to translate into reducing Israel's stranglehold over the US Congress …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-06). Water as Weapon of War: Israel is Drying Out the West Bank to Drive Out Palestinians. libya360.wordpress.com Jessica Buxbaum MASAFER YATTA, OCCUPIED WEST BANK — Last weekend, around 600 Israeli, Palestinian and international activists marched across Masafer Yatta in the Occupied West Bank to deliver a water tanker to Palestinian villagers. Their message was clear: Water is a human right, and Israel is depriving Palestine of this basic necessity. Amid a sea…

Editor (2021-10-06). Professor David Miller fired after Israel lobby smear campaign. mronline.org The University of Bristol has fired Professor David Miller, a leading UK critic of Israel and its lobby.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-06). Mossad Abducted Iranian General From Syria To Uncover Fate Of Missing Israeli Air Force Navigator. southfront.org Ron Arad, by the Israeli Air Force, via The Times of Israel. | The Mossad, Israel's national intelligence agency, abducted an Iranian general from Syria in September to uncover new information about missing Israel Air Force navigator Ron Arad, the London-based Arabic newspaper Rai al-Youm reported on October 4. | According to the report, the Iranian general was taken to an African country where he was interrogated by Israeli agents then released. | Ron Arad's warplane crashed in South Lebanon while carrying…

MEE staff (2021-10-06). Occupied East Jerusalem: Bahraini group tours Western Wall Plaza with Israelis. middleeasteye.net Occupied East Jerusalem: Bahraini group tours Western Wall Plaza with Israelis | Footage circulated on Palestinian social media shows the tourists wearing the traditional Khaliji thobe and ghutra and accompanied by Israelis | Wed, 10/06/2021 – 16: 01 | The group pose for a photo in the Western Wall Plaza, a sacred site in Judaism, and known to Muslims as Ha'it al-Buraq (Twitter\@shfanews_net) | A Bahraini dele…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-06). Palestinian prisoner recaptured by Israel after Gilboa prison break goes on hunger strike. peoplesdispatch.org Israeli prison authorities have conducted an internal hearing and sentenced Mohammed Ardah to two weeks in solitary confinement and imposed various kinds of restrictions and punitive limits on him…

_____ (2021-10-06). Massachusetts Activists Are Changing The Conversation On Israel. popularresistance.org Rep. Betty McCollum's (D-MN) historic Palestinian Children & Families Act still lacks a companion bill in the Senate. At a recent event local JVP Action leader named Jill urged Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to introduce the legislation. Here's her question: | I am Jewish and, like you, I am passionate about justice for all. You probably know that the U.S. government sends about $3.8 billion a year in military funding to the Israeli government. Massachusetts sends $1.3 million a year and Massachusetts taxpayers send Israel $352,000 a day. Some of these tax dollars are used to support Israeli oppression of P…

WSWS (2021-10-06). Ahed's Knee from Israel, made "with a sense of urgency," The Gravedigger's Wife and other films from the Middle East, Africa. wsws.org With certain honorable exceptions, passion and urgency in a good cause have been in short supply in the global film world in recent decades.

MEE, agencies (2021-10-06). Israel court allows Jewish silent prayer at al-Aqsa mosque compound. middleeasteye.net Israel court allows Jewish silent prayer at al-Aqsa mosque compound | Landmark ruling comes after repeated incursions into the compound by Jewish activists at a time of heightened tensions at the holy site | Wed, 10/06/2021 – 20: 06 | Jewish worshippers, with police protection, visit Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third-holiest site of Islam which is also revered by Jews as the T…

MEE staff (2021-10-06). Israel: Security officials in Cairo for Hamas prisoner exchange talks. middleeasteye.net Israel: Security officials in Cairo for Hamas prisoner exchange talks | Following a visit by high-ranking Hamas officials to Cairo, Israeli security team discuss a possible truce, the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip and a prisoner swap | Wed, 10/06/2021 – 12: 20 | A Hamas security guard on duty as the Egyptian intelligence chief and Hamas officials meet in Gaza City, 31 May 2021 (AFP) | An Israeli security de…

Staff (2021-10-06). Boycott Duty Free Americas: Don't Buy Airport Goods That Fund Israeli Settlers. truthout.org Palestinian lawyer Mohammed Khatib once dreamed of bringing his own children back to ride the swing in the roman olive tree where he used to play as a child, but that vision was shattered by the ongoing illegal expansion of Israeli settlements. | "I always dreamed that this olive tree and this place that I used to play when I was a child, that my children will play there," Khatib said. "Unfortunately, this has been demolished, this has been uprooted, and in its place, they have built a huge s…

Omar Zahzah (2021-10-06). SFSU and Zoom undermine Palestinians and academic freedom. electronicintifada.net Grievance hearing underway exposes university missteps.

Staff (2021-10-06). "Certain Days" calendar for political prisoners now available for purchase, includes Shukri Abu Baker. samidoun.net The new "Certain Days" calendar to support political prisoners is now released! Among the contributors of writing and art to this year's edition is Shukri Abu Baker, one of the Holy Land Foundation 5 — Palestinian political prisoners in U.S. jails. Proceeds go to support a number of political prisoner organizations, including Addameer in occupied […] | The article

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-06). Palestinians continue to oppose UNRWA's deal with the US. peoplesdispatch.org Palestinian refugees claim that the conditions imposed in the deal cancel their right to return and effectively change the UNRWA from being an agency for their assistance to a US security agency…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-06). US conditional aid to UN agency violates Palestinian right of return and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at protests in Gaza against a funding agreement between the U.S. and the UNRWA, a U.S. court ordering Indigenous people in Ecuador to pay the Chevron corporation's legal fees, and more…

Umar A Farooq (2021-10-06). Guantanamo Bay: CIA 'torture programme' in spotlight at US Supreme Court. middleeasteye.net Guantanamo Bay: CIA 'torture programme' in spotlight at US Supreme Court | Palestinian Guantanamo detainee Abu Zubaydah is seeking access to information regarding his treatment while in US custody | Wed, 10/06/2021 – 15: 40 | At the time of his capture, the CIA claimed Abu Zubaydah was a top-level al-Qaeda leader, but later conceded he was never a member of the armed group (AFP/File photo) | The

teleSUR (2021-10-06). Venezuelan Socialists Start Pre-Campaign for November Elections. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro summoned the militants of the Great Simon Bolivar Patriotic Pole (GPPSB) to start a pre-campaign day on Thursday and get ready for the sub-national elections that will take place on November 21. | RELATED: | "On Oct. 7, when we remember nine years of the 2012 victory of Commander Hugo Chavez, we will start a GPPSB mobilization day in our country's 335 municipalities and 23 states,"

Tahia Islam (2021-10-06). Film Screening: From Cable Street to Brick Lane. peoplesforum.org "From Cable Street to Brick Lane", presents archive footage and interviews with people who were there and charts the anti-racist tradition of the East End of London and how different communities came together in the 1930's, 1970's and 1990's to challenge racism and intolerance.

Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition & RISE (2021-10-06). Wednesday 10/6: Defund Formosa Plastics! Stop Environmental Racism & End Cancer Alley. indybay.org Online teach-in & call to action protest…

Staff (2021-10-06). Black Women Are Leading Efforts to Combat Rising Maternal and Infant Mortality. truthout.org Black women and their newborn babies are trapped in a public health crisis that is rooted in enslavement and perpetuated by systemic racism. Centuries of marginalization, exposure to environmental toxins, use of Black women's bodies for scientific and pseudo-scientific experimentation, poor housing, substandard education, and the

Guest Contributor (2021-10-06). OPINION: The Racist Treatment of Haitian Migrants and Other Immigrants of Color Must End. latinorebels.com Border Patrol whipping Haitian migrants brings to mind our sordid history of racist immigration polices based on public health concerns. It's time for a change.

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2021-10-06: News Headlines

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-10-06). The Police State's Reign of Terror Continues … With Help from the Supreme Court. dissidentvoice.org Rights aren't rights if someone can take them away. They're privileges. — George Carlin You think you've got rights? Think again. All of those freedoms we cherish—the ones enshrined in the Constitution, the ones that affirm our right to free speech and assembly, due process, privacy, bodily integrity, the right to not have police seize …

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-10-06). Video: Why anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism. electronicintifada.net Mini-documentary on how Israel's critics are being falsely accused of anti-Jewish bigotry.

Staff (2021-10-06). "Becoming Abolitionists": Derecka Purnell on Why Police Reform Is Not Enough to Protect Black Lives. democracynow.org Derecka Purnell draws from her experience as a human rights lawyer in her new book, published this month, "Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom," to argue that police reform is an inadequate compromise to calls for abolition. Since the murders of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville in 2020, many states have passed laws aimed at reforming police, but congressional talks at the federal level have broken down. Purnell reflects upon her personal journey as a Black woman who believed in police reform before pivoting to abolition, saying, "I became a part of soci…

Paul Street (2021-10-06). Baby Talk Fascists: Reflections on a Summer Encounter. counterpunch.org An obsessive focus "personal responsibility" is a consistent thread running through the Christian fascist OR mindset. Abortion is for the OR zealots a sinful rejection of personal responsibility — refusal to take individual accountability for the conception of a child. There's nothing in their world view about peoples' personal and collective responsibility to not bring new lives into households and communities unsuitable for a decent infancy and childhood.

David Cronin (2021-10-06). EU unveils blueprint for muzzling Israel's critics. electronicintifada.net Margaritis Schinas smears campaigners against Zionism.

Omar Karmi (2021-10-06). Sheikh Jarrah families asked to choose pragmatism over principle. electronicintifada.net Israeli court "compromise" aimed at defusing tensions but not delivering justice.

Ali Abunimah (2021-10-06). Join us to support journalists in Gaza. electronicintifada.net This partnership will offer training and replace media equipment destroyed by Israel.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-06). Water as Weapon of War: Israel is Drying Out the West Bank to Drive Out Palestinians. libya360.wordpress.com Jessica Buxbaum MASAFER YATTA, OCCUPIED WEST BANK — Last weekend, around 600 Israeli, Palestinian and international activists marched across Masafer Yatta in the Occupied West Bank to deliver a water tanker to Palestinian villagers. Their message was clear: Water is a human right, and Israel is depriving Palestine of this basic necessity. Amid a sea…

WSWS (2021-10-06). Ahed's Knee from Israel, made "with a sense of urgency," The Gravedigger's Wife and other films from the Middle East, Africa. wsws.org With certain honorable exceptions, passion and urgency in a good cause have been in short supply in the global film world in recent decades.

Anthony Fulton (2021-10-06). Patriots Remember to Forget: Omri Boehm and the Collapse of Liberal Zionism. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

Editor (2021-10-06). Professor David Miller fired after Israel lobby smear campaign. mronline.org The University of Bristol has fired Professor David Miller, a leading UK critic of Israel and its lobby.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-10-06). Despite Israel Lobbies' Power in Congress, for a New Generation Sympathy with Oppressed Palestinians is becoming New Normal. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) — There is an unmistakable shift in American politics regarding Palestine and Israel, one that is inspired by the way in which many Americans, especially young people, view the Palestinian struggle and the Israeli occupation. While this shift is yet to translate into reducing Israel's stranglehold over the US Congress …

Anonymous669 (2021-10-06). Mossad Abducted Iranian General From Syria To Uncover Fate Of Missing Israeli Air Force Navigator. southfront.org Ron Arad, by the Israeli Air Force, via The Times of Israel. | The Mossad, Israel's national intelligence agency, abducted an Iranian general from Syria in September to uncover new information about missing Israel Air Force navigator Ron Arad, the London-based Arabic newspaper Rai al-Youm reported on October 4. | According to the report, the Iranian general was taken to an African country where he was interrogated by Israeli agents then released. | Ron Arad's warplane crashed in South Lebanon while carrying…

Omar Zahzah (2021-10-06). SFSU and Zoom undermine Palestinians and academic freedom. electronicintifada.net Grievance hearing underway exposes university missteps.

teleSUR (2021-10-06). Venezuelan Socialists Start Pre-Campaign for November Elections. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro summoned the militants of the Great Simon Bolivar Patriotic Pole (GPPSB) to start a pre-campaign day on Thursday and get ready for the sub-national elections that will take place on November 21. | RELATED: | "On Oct. 7, when we remember nine years of the 2012 victory of Commander Hugo Chavez, we will start a GPPSB mobilization day in our country's 335 municipalities and 23 states,"

Tahia Islam (2021-10-06). Film Screening: From Cable Street to Brick Lane. peoplesforum.org "From Cable Street to Brick Lane", presents archive footage and interviews with people who were there and charts the anti-racist tradition of the East End of London and how different communities came together in the 1930's, 1970's and 1990's to challenge racism and intolerance.

Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition & RISE (2021-10-06). Wednesday 10/6: Defund Formosa Plastics! Stop Environmental Racism & End Cancer Alley. indybay.org Online teach-in & call to action protest…

Staff (2021-10-05). New Study Shows More Than Half of Police Killings Have Gone Uncounted Since 1980. truthout.org New research appears to confirm what Black Lives Matter activists and abolitionist organizers have said for years: There is a crisis of police-perpetrated killings in the United States that has gone underreported for decades, and people of color (and Black people especially) are most at risk. | Deadly police violence has long been a major public health crisis, but an estimated 17,000 deaths from police violence were misclassified in federal public health data over the past four decades, a…

WSWS (2021-10-05). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Sugar care workers for GuySuCo in Guyana protested over unpaid bonuses and discrimination while hospital workers in the Canadian province of New Brunswick have returned a massive strike vote in defense of wages, staffing and services.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-05). 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.

Brenda Norrell (2021-10-05). Paiute Shoshone Myron Dewey: Going Home, A Final Salute. indybay.org As Standing Rock Water Protectors escort Paiute Shoshone Myron Dewey filmmaker and journalist to his final resting place today on in his homeland, we echo Myron's words from his livestream a week ago, his final voice opposing the Navy's bombing range, lithium mining, and the greed and genocide that runs as a scar through his ancestral homeland in what is known as Nevada.

Editor2 (2021-10-05). Report: Neary 700 European Firms Fund, Support Israeli Settlements. orinocotribune.com Nearly 700 European institutions have financial ties with the companies that are involved in expanding Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a new civil society report says. | The revelation was made in a The 'Don't Buy into Occupation' (DBIO) coalition found that between January 2018 and May 2021, 672 European financial institutions, including banks, asset managers, insurance companies, and pension funds, h…

Steven Sahiounie (2021-10-05). Turkey, Israel, and Azerbaijan Create Tensions for Iran. globalresearch.ca

Stephen R. Shalom (2021-10-05). Ben and Jerry's boycott: New Jersey's anti-boycott act must be repealed. zcomm.org Many are aware of the horrible way that Israel treats Palestinians. But did you know that Israel is aided in this by the state of New Jersey?>

MEE staff (2021-10-05). African Union: Drop Israel's observer status, rights groups tell AU leaders. middleeasteye.net African Union: Drop Israel's observer status, rights groups tell AU leaders | Israel's human rights violations should disqualify country from seat at African Union table, groups tell AU in legal submission | Tue, 10/05/2021 – 09: 00 | African Union commission chair Moussa Faki Mahamat granted observer status to Israel this July (Reuters) | The African Union should withdraw Israel's observer status because the…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-05). Ukrainian, Israeli presidents discuss war in Donbass, "Russia's occupation of Crimea" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Perhaps Israel will sell Harop combat drones to Ukraine in tandem with Turkey providing Bayraktar TB2 combat drones for a reprise of the war against Nagorno-Karabakh a year ago. ==== Zelensky, Herzog discuss security challenges posed by Russia's aggression against Ukraine President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky discussed the security challenges faced by Ukraine in connection …

MEE staff (2021-10-05). Israeli forces arrest two Palestinian journalists in West Bank. middleeasteye.net Israeli forces arrest two Palestinian journalists in West Bank | The arrest of the journalists, one of whom was later released, was condemned by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate as 'a crime to muzzle speech' | Tue, 10/05/2021 – 15: 03 | A video journalist kicks away a tear gas grenade fired during a demonstration by Palestinian journalists alongside Israel's controversial separation barrier in Bethlehem i…

MEE, agencies (2021-10-05). Iran: Biden aides to tell Israelis that US will pursue 'other avenues' if diplomacy fails. middleeasteye.net Iran: Biden aides to tell Israelis that US will pursue 'other avenues' if diplomacy fails | Remarks comes as Israel's national security adviser Eyal Hulata on visit to Washington to share latest intelligence | Tue, 10/05/2021 – 08: 26 | Under a 2015 deal, Iran curbed its uranium enrichment programme, a possible pathway to nuclear arms, in return for the lifting of economic sanctions (AFP)…

MEE staff (2021-10-05). Israel: Mossad hunted for missing pilot in Syria and Lebanon, says report. middleeasteye.net Israel: Mossad hunted for missing pilot in Syria and Lebanon, says report | Mossad reportedly kidnapped Iranian officer for questioning and took DNA from a body buried in a Lebanese village | Tue, 10/05/2021 – 16: 39 | A huge billboard in Cypriot port city of Larnaca offering $10m to anyone who has information leading to the whereabouts of Israeli military pilot Ron Arad, 5 December 2005 (AFP) | Israel's exter…

Mohammad Ayesh (2021-10-05). Arabic press review: Bahrain suppresses protests against visit by Israel's Lapid. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: Bahrain suppresses protests against visit by Israel's Lapid | Meanwhile, Morocco sues French paper over Pegasus claims, and Egyptian Islamic scholars and organisations urge release of detainees | Tue, 10/05/2021 – 15: 23 | Protesters dodge tear gas canisters amid clashes with the police during an anti-Israel rally in Sitra island, south of the Bahraini capital, on 1 October…

sputniknews (2021-10-05). Israel's FM Lapid Offers to Rebuild Gaza But Egyptian Source Says His Plan Might Be 'Too Ambitious'. sputniknews.com The latest hostilities that ended in May have dealt a severe blow to the Gaza Strip, where dozens of government buildings, hospitals, police stations, roads, mosques and residential units have been fully or partially destroyed.

Dania Akkad (2021-10-05). 'Virtual siege': Palestinians urge PayPal to stop denying service. middleeasteye.net 'Virtual siege': Palestinians urge PayPal to stop denying service | For years, the company has served illegal Israeli settlements, but not occupied Palestinian territories | Tue, 10/05/2021 – 14: 55 | If the company, based in California, gave Palestinians access, the quality of life would improve in 80 percent of their households, according to research from 7amleh (AFP) | Rights advocates are calling onc…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-05). Violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians has doubled this year. peoplesdispatch.org According to Haaretz, security forces in the country have adopted a policy of not intervening during most such attacks on Palestinians by the settlers to create a "permissive atmosphere" to allow them to "let off steam"

Shatha Hammad (2021-10-05). 'He wakes up crying': Palestinian families traumatised after Israeli settlers attack village. middleeasteye.net 'He wakes up crying': Palestinian families traumatised after Israeli settlers attack village | An assault on al-Mufaqara by dozens of settlers on 29 September has left children and mothers traumatised in the southern Hebron village | Tue, 10/05/2021 – 11: 51 | Palestinian man Mahmoud Hamamdah sitting outside his village of al-Mufaqara, days after a violent attack by Israeli settlers, 3 October 2021…

Rima Najjar (2021-10-05). Academic Freedom, Palestinian Rights and the "Zoomification" of University Education. globalresearch.ca

Daphne Banai (2021-10-05). The Brutality of Denying Water to Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-10-05). 200 Venezuelans Return To Their Country From Chile. telesurenglish.net In the early hours of Tuesday, 200 Venezuelans returned to their country on a chartered flight from the public company Conviasa. The repatriation of this group occurs days after Venezuelan migrants were victims of acts of xenophobia in Iquique City, Chile. | RELATED: | "Today 200 compatriots return to Venezuelan territory thanks to the "Return to the Homeland" program. Venezuela welcomes you with open arms. Missi…

Barry MJ, Davidson K, Mangione CM. (2021-10-05). US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on Screening for Colorectal Cancer—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Dr Haghighat and colleagues propose that the USPSTF proactively target health inequities by recommending the SEPT9 DNA test for colorectal cancer screening. The USPSTF appreciates the authors' interest in addressing health inequities and shares this same commitment. The USPSTF recently published a Viewpoint on how we plan to address systemic racism through clinical preventive service recommendations. Our Recommendation Statement on colorectal cancer screening describes the concerning disproportionate burden of colorectal cancer experienced by Black, American Indian, and Alaska Native adults.

Martha Grevatt (2021-10-05). La brutalidad racista contra los migrantes haitianos desata la indignación. workers.org El mundo entero ha respondido con horror y rabia a las imágenes de migrantes haitianos azotados y aterrorizados por agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos a caballo. Se han establecido paralelismos con la esclavitud en el hemisferio occidental, a la que se puso fin por primera vez en . . . |

Marjorie Cohn (2021-10-05). Biden's Expulsion of Haitian Migrants Is Racist, Illegal — and Trumpian. zcomm.org Since the horrific photos of mounted Border Patrol agents menacing Black migrants with whips became public, voices against the Biden administration's cruel, racist and illegal policies have reached a crescendo…

Kathy Durkin (2021-10-05). Comentario de WW: Unidos por la justicia reproductiva. workers.org Muchas marchas y concentraciones fueron organizadas el pasado 2 de octubre en todo los Estados Unidos. Dos días antes de que la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos vuelva a reunirse para su periodo de otoño. Protesta contra la prohibición del aborto en Texas. San Antonio, 2 de octubre. El derecho . . . |

Anonymous103 (2021-10-05). U.S. Capitol Police Blew Up Suspicious Vehicle In Front Of Supreme Court. southfront.org

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-05). Thousands across US march in defense of abortion rights. peoplesdispatch.org In hundreds of cities across the US, thousands took to the streets on October 2 protesting against the threat to abortion rights that looms ahead of the country. The protests took place in light of the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold the 6 week abortion ban passed by Texas. The Texas bill has set a dangerous precedent which will allow other conservative states to challenge reproductive rights though similar bills.

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2021-10-05: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-10-05). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Sugar care workers for GuySuCo in Guyana protested over unpaid bonuses and discrimination while hospital workers in the Canadian province of New Brunswick have returned a massive strike vote in defense of wages, staffing and services.

Brenda Norrell (2021-10-05). Paiute Shoshone Myron Dewey: Going Home, A Final Salute. indybay.org As Standing Rock Water Protectors escort Paiute Shoshone Myron Dewey filmmaker and journalist to his final resting place today on in his homeland, we echo Myron's words from his livestream a week ago, his final voice opposing the Navy's bombing range, lithium mining, and the greed and genocide that runs as a scar through his ancestral homeland in what is known as Nevada.

Steven Sahiounie (2021-10-05). Turkey, Israel, and Azerbaijan Create Tensions for Iran. globalresearch.ca

MEE staff (2021-10-05). African Union: Drop Israel's observer status, rights groups tell AU leaders. middleeasteye.net African Union: Drop Israel's observer status, rights groups tell AU leaders | Israel's human rights violations should disqualify country from seat at African Union table, groups tell AU in legal submission | Tue, 10/05/2021 – 09: 00 | African Union commission chair Moussa Faki Mahamat granted observer status to Israel this July (Reuters) | The African Union should withdraw Israel's observer status because the…

MEE, agencies (2021-10-05). Iran: Biden aides to tell Israelis that US will pursue 'other avenues' if diplomacy fails. middleeasteye.net Iran: Biden aides to tell Israelis that US will pursue 'other avenues' if diplomacy fails | Remarks comes as Israel's national security adviser Eyal Hulata on visit to Washington to share latest intelligence | Tue, 10/05/2021 – 08: 26 | Under a 2015 deal, Iran curbed its uranium enrichment programme, a possible pathway to nuclear arms, in return for the lifting of economic sanctions (AFP)…

Stephen R. Shalom (2021-10-05). Ben and Jerry's boycott: New Jersey's anti-boycott act must be repealed. zcomm.org Many are aware of the horrible way that Israel treats Palestinians. But did you know that Israel is aided in this by the state of New Jersey?>

sputniknews (2021-10-05). Israel's FM Lapid Offers to Rebuild Gaza But Egyptian Source Says His Plan Might Be 'Too Ambitious'. sputniknews.com The latest hostilities that ended in May have dealt a severe blow to the Gaza Strip, where dozens of government buildings, hospitals, police stations, roads, mosques and residential units have been fully or partially destroyed.

teleSUR (2021-10-05). 200 Venezuelans Return To Their Country From Chile. telesurenglish.net In the early hours of Tuesday, 200 Venezuelans returned to their country on a chartered flight from the public company Conviasa. The repatriation of this group occurs days after Venezuelan migrants were victims of acts of xenophobia in Iquique City, Chile. | RELATED: | "Today 200 compatriots return to Venezuelan territory thanks to the "Return to the Homeland" program. Venezuela welcomes you with open arms. Missi…

Martha Grevatt (2021-10-05). La brutalidad racista contra los migrantes haitianos desata la indignación. workers.org El mundo entero ha respondido con horror y rabia a las imágenes de migrantes haitianos azotados y aterrorizados por agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos a caballo. Se han establecido paralelismos con la esclavitud en el hemisferio occidental, a la que se puso fin por primera vez en . . . |

Marjorie Cohn (2021-10-05). Biden's Expulsion of Haitian Migrants Is Racist, Illegal — and Trumpian. zcomm.org Since the horrific photos of mounted Border Patrol agents menacing Black migrants with whips became public, voices against the Biden administration's cruel, racist and illegal policies have reached a crescendo…

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

Matt Trinder (2021-10-04). Los antirracistas conmemoran la derrota de los camisas negras fascistas de Mosley. peoplesworld.org LONDRES — Los antirracistas tomaron las calles del East End de Londres el domingo para celebrar los 85 años desde la histórica victoria sobre el fascismo en la Batalla de Cable Street de 1936. El exlíder del Partido Laborista británico Jeremy Corbyn se unió a sindicalistas y grupos de campaña para conmemorar el 4 de …

Matt Trinder (2021-10-04). Anti-racists commemorate defeat of Mosley's fascist Blackshirts at 'Battle of Cable Street'. peoplesworld.org LONDON—Anti-racists took to the streets of London's East End Sunday to celebrate 85 years since the historic victory over fascism in the 1936 Battle of Cable Street. Former British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was joined by trade unionists and campaign groups to mark Oct. 4, 1936, the date when an estimated 250,000 people stood …

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

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

MEE staff (2021-10-04). Israel-Palestine: Settler attacks on Palestinians more than double in two years, says report. middleeasteye.net Israel-Palestine: Settler attacks on Palestinians more than double in two years, says report | Israeli authorities have created what officials described as a "permissive atmosphere", including allowing settlers to "let off steam" | Mon, 10/04/2021 – 11: 07 | Hebrew graffiti in the village of Deir Estya, which translates as 'village of terrorists', in an apparent 'price tag' attack by Jewish settlers, 18 June 2…

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

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

Sean Mathews (2021-10-04). Azerbaijan rejects Iran's claim it is hosting a secret Israeli military force. middleeasteye.net Azerbaijan rejects Iran's claim it is hosting a secret Israeli military force | Tensions between Azerbaijan and Iran are running high over allegations of Israeli military presence, with more military drills planned | Mon, 10/04/2021 – 19: 15 | Iranian army tanks during a military exercise in northwest of the country, close to the Iranian Azerbaijani border, on 1 October 2021 (Iranian Army office/AFP)…

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

Robert S. Becker (2021-10-04). 'Conspiracism' poisons the rightwing fringe; progressives not immune, just much smarter. nationofchange.org What changes before 2024 if the GOP can't exit the pandemic-decimated, insurrectionist Trump train wreck?>

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

_____ (2021-10-04). Horgan's Fairy Creek Excuses Betray Citizens. popularresistance.org The NDP government can't keep dodging responsibility for the debacle at Fairy Creek — or the much bigger questions about the RCMP's role in the province. | Especially as increasing RCMP resources — with provincial government approval — are devoted to shutting down protests, frequently by Indigenous people. | Last week, the BC Supreme Court refused to extend an injunction against protesters blocking logging, citing RCMP civil rights' abuses — facilitated by the provincial government — in enforcing the court order. | The dispute is about old-growth forests on southern Vancouver Island.

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

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

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

teleSUR (2021-10-04). Pope Francis Stresses Relevance of Conference on Climate Change. telesurenglish.net Pope Francis affirmed on Monday that the next conference of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP26) is called to offer urgent and effective responses to the ecological crisis and of values. | RELATED: | In a speech at the meeting "Faith and Science: Towards COP26", promoted by the Holy See and the embassies of the United Kingdom and Italy in the Vatican, the Supreme Pontiff pointed out that the meeting, schedu…

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2021-10-04: News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brenda Norrell (2021-10-03). Paiute Shoshone Myron Dewey: Going Home, A Final Salute. indybay.org As Standing Rock Water Protectors escort Paiute Shoshone Myron Dewey filmmaker and journalist to his final resting place today on in his homeland, we echo Myron's words from his livestream a week ago, his final voice opposing the Navy's bombing range, lithium mining, and the greed and genocide that runs as a scar through his ancestral homeland in what is known as Nevada.

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

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

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

repost (2021-10-03). SFSU Professors fight to defend Palestine and protect academic freedom. indybay.org The Zionists are working to destroy the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) program and it's director Professor Rabab Abdulhadi…

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

Asa Winstanley (2021-10-02). Apartheid responses show that appeasing the pro-Israel lobby is a waste of time. zcomm.org The responses to the use of "apartheid" to describe the regime imposed by Israel on the people of occupied Palestine show that appeasing the pro-Israel lobby really is a waste of time…

The Lancet (2021-10-02). [Editorial] Fatal police violence in the USA: a public health issue. thelancet.com Preventable violent deaths of people of colour at the hands of police in the USA have been overlooked as a public health issue. Many victims of police violence have become household names, like George Floyd, whose death made headlines worldwide and raised awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement, which targets structural racism and violence against Black people in the USA and abroad. Yet, for every George Floyd, hundreds of other Americans' deaths after violent exchanges with police go unheeded, unacknowledged, and uncounted.

_____ (2021-10-02). Orange Shirt Day Is A Reminder Of A Genocide. popularresistance.org Some Canadians bristle at the suggestion that Canada has committed genocide. But the discovery of over 6,000 unmarked graves at residential schools has shocked Canadians into realizing that such atrocities occurred in their country. This is what we had to reflect upon during the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. | According to the United Nations, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; delibe…

scorinoco (2021-10-02). The Forgotten Holocaust: The 1965-66 Massacre Against Indonesia's Communists. orinocotribune.com By Nikos Mottas — Sep 30, 2021 Without any doubt, the WWII Holocaust and the 1915 Armenian genocide consist the two largest mass slaughters of the 20th century. They are crimes which must never be erased from the collective memory of the peoples, no matter how many decades will pass. | However, there are also less known sides of History, the "forgotten" holocausts to which the bourgeois historiography has given little importance, either by downgrading them as insignificant details of world history or by distorting their true dimensions. | A major example of such a "forgotten" holocaust is the mass slaughter…

Europal Forum (2021-10-02). "Don't Buy Into Occupation" Coaltion: Billions in European Financial Support to Companies in Illegal Israeli Settlements. Report. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-02). October 1 school strike wins global support. wsws.org Backing for the strike came from the UK, the US, France, Germany, Spain, Israel, Sri Lanka, Japan, Australia and other countries.

Anonymous (2021-10-02). Palestine in Pictures: September 2021. electronicintifada.net A monthly roundup of photographs documenting Palestine, Palestinian life, politics and culture, and international solidarity with Palestine…

Allan Fisher (2021-10-02). Saturday 10/2: Free Palestine. indybay.org Corner of Ocean and Water Streets, Santa Cruz…

_____ (2021-10-02). ASU Students Fight To Defend Multicultural Center. popularresistance.org Arizona State University, like many other college campuses in America, is a pivotal location for the struggle against racism. The campus has had several incidents calling attention to the mistreatment of Black and Brown people in Arizona, such as when a Black professor was tackled to the ground for "jaywalking" by an ASU police officer in 2014. After the uprising against racism in 2020, many student groups have called for the defunding and disarmament of the ASU police department, as well as the creation of a "Cultural Excellency Center" on campus. | The Cultural Excellency Center, also referred to as the Multicu…

Editor2 (2021-10-02). Haiti and the Visible Pain of Racism. orinocotribune.com By Alejandra García — Sep 28, 2021 | I have fresh in my mind those images of those guards on horseback chasing Haitians with whips at the southern border of the United States just like in the days of slavery. The pictures taken on September 21 scream from the shadows of that country's racist past that still remains today. | The crisis occurred when hundreds of Haitian migrants were trying to cross the border from Ciudad Acuña, in Mexico, to a camp set up under a bridge in the town of Del Rio, Texas. They just wanted to buy food and water, which are basic goods they could not find on the US side. | In that ca…

_____ (2021-10-02). Cynicism Of Biden's UN Speech Calling For More Diplomacy. popularresistance.org In the same week that Biden delivered a speech at the United Nations where he argued that force had to be "our tool of last resort, not our first," and that "many of our greatest concerns cannot be solved or even addressed by the force of arms," the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), that represented another record-breaking increase in Pentagon spending, was passed in the House of Representatives. The message, following that of the racist Theodore Roosevelt , is that if there is going to be dialog the U.S. is still going to "speak softly and carry a big stick" to keep the natives in line. | The authorizat…

Staff (2021-10-02). Biden's Expulsion of Haitian Migrants Is Racist, Illegal — and Trumpian. truthout.org Notwithstanding President Joe Biden's promise to pursue a more humane immigration policy than his predecessor, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been illegally expelling Haitian migrants, with the Border Patrol cracking whips and herding them like cattle. When U.S. authorities put them on a plane to Haiti, "they chained us like animals — our hands, feet and waist — and once we arrived, they unchained us so journalists wouldn't see us," one Haitian man told John Oliver on "Last…

Kathy Durkin (2021-10-02). WW Commentary: Unite for reproductive justice. workers.org Over 600 marches and rallies are being organized to take place across the country Oct. 2, two days before the U.S. Supreme Court reconvenes for its fall term. The right to legal abortion is at stake. On Dec. 1, the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization will be . . . |

Staff (2021-10-02). Third Parties May Disappear From Ballot Under Freedom to Vote Act Provision. truthout.org Should a major political party use a voting rights bill to rid itself of minor party competition? That appears to be happening with the recently introduced A pared-down version of the For the People Act, S.2747 would eliminate public funding for presidential campaigns by terminating the Presidential Election Campaign Fund — a post-Watergate era reform me…

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Rev. Dr. William Barber II, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sarah Anderson (2021-10-02). Creating a Powerful, Broad-Based Moral Movement. zcomm.org Today's voting rights and economic justice advocates must apply two key lessons from the courageous activists of a half-century ago…

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2021-10-02: News Headlines

Asa Winstanley (2021-10-02). Apartheid responses show that appeasing the pro-Israel lobby is a waste of time. zcomm.org The responses to the use of "apartheid" to describe the regime imposed by Israel on the people of occupied Palestine show that appeasing the pro-Israel lobby really is a waste of time…

The Lancet (2021-10-02). [Editorial] Fatal police violence in the USA: a public health issue. thelancet.com Preventable violent deaths of people of colour at the hands of police in the USA have been overlooked as a public health issue. Many victims of police violence have become household names, like George Floyd, whose death made headlines worldwide and raised awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement, which targets structural racism and violence against Black people in the USA and abroad. Yet, for every George Floyd, hundreds of other Americans' deaths after violent exchanges with police go unheeded, unacknowledged, and uncounted.

Europal Forum (2021-10-02). "Don't Buy Into Occupation" Coaltion: Billions in European Financial Support to Companies in Illegal Israeli Settlements. Report. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous (2021-10-02). Palestine in Pictures: September 2021. electronicintifada.net A monthly roundup of photographs documenting Palestine, Palestinian life, politics and culture, and international solidarity with Palestine…

Allan Fisher (2021-10-02). Saturday 10/2: Free Palestine. indybay.org Corner of Ocean and Water Streets, Santa Cruz…

repost (2021-10-02). SFSU Professors fight to defend Palestine and protect academic freedom. indybay.org The Zionists are working to destroy the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) program and it's director Professor Rabab Abdulhadi…

Daniel Lopez (2021-10-02). ASU students fight to defend Multicultural Center. liberationnews.org Arizona State University, like many other college campuses in America, is a pivotal location for the struggle against racism. The campus has had several incidents calling attention to the mistreatment of Black and Brown people in Arizona, such as when a Black professor was tackled to the ground for "jaywalking" by an ASU police officer …

Kathy Durkin (2021-10-02). WW Commentary: Unite for reproductive justice. workers.org Over 600 marches and rallies are being organized to take place across the country Oct. 2, two days before the U.S. Supreme Court reconvenes for its fall term. The right to legal abortion is at stake. On Dec. 1, the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization will be . . . |

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Rev. Dr. William Barber II, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sarah Anderson (2021-10-02). Creating a Powerful, Broad-Based Moral Movement. zcomm.org Today's voting rights and economic justice advocates must apply two key lessons from the courageous activists of a half-century ago…

Joe Sims (2021-10-01). Politics can't be left in the hands of the politicians. peoplesworld.org Much depends on the outcome of the debate now raging in Washington on the infrastructure and $3.5 trillion economic and environment legislative packages. One thing is sure: Whatever the result of current negotiations, the discussion would not even have been possible but for the mass anti-racist and ultimately anti-fascist democratic uprisings of 2020. The country …

Shana McDavis-Conway (2021-10-01). Laughing at Mass Death Brings Us Closer to Fascism. zcomm.org We have witnessed the evolution of a social and moral binary in the United States: vaccinated and unvaccinated…

MEE staff (2021-10-01). Majority of US Muslims have experienced Islamophobia, poll finds. middleeasteye.net Majority of US Muslims have experienced Islamophobia, poll finds | Two-thirds of respondents say they experienced Islamophobia, while more than 90 percent say anti-Muslim hatred affected their mental well-being | Fri, 10/01/2021 – 21: 21 | Demonstrators take part in a protest against growing Islamophobia, white supremacy and anti-immigrant bigotry, on 24 March 2019 in New York City (AFP) | More than two-thirds…

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-10-01). Podcast Ep 45: The Palestinian Authority and other collaborators. electronicintifada.net Palestinian intellectual Joseph Massad on how Israel came to co-opt the PLO.

Asa Winstanley (2021-10-01). Professor David Miller fired after Israel lobby smear campaign. electronicintifada.net Bristol University "has embarrassed itself," says leading lobby critic.

Staff (2021-10-01). Video: Samidoun on normalization campaigns and Palestinian and Arab resistance. samidoun.net Charlotte Kates, international coordinator of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, appeared on Press TV's "Spotlight" program on 30 September 2021 to discuss the official Bahraini U.S.-backed normalization deal with the Israeli regime. She joined Palestinian commentator and analyst Lamis Andoni on the program. Watch the video: Both guests discussed the role of U.S. imperialism […] | The article

Khuloud Rabah Sulaiman (2021-10-01). Israel wrecks wedding dreams. electronicintifada.net Woman killed during May attack just days before her planned wedding.

Ramona Wadi (2021-10-01). UN: Removal of Indigenous Population — 2020 saw the highest number of displaced Palestinians registered in Years. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor) — Each year, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) provides proof of the fallacy upon which the two-state compromise in Palestine-Israel is based. Palestine's economy is tied perpetually to donor funding and Israel's existence. "Recovery in 2021 and beyond hinges on actions that will be taken (or not) by …

Juan Cole (2021-10-01). Dozens of masked Israeli Black Shirts attack homes in small Palestinian Town, Injure Residents, including a Toddler. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Palestinian newspaper Quds gives the details of an attack this week by Israeli squatter-settlers on native Palestinians of the small town of Mafriqa in the vicinity of al-Khalil (which the Israelis call Hebron). Palestinian rights organizations said that on Tuesday, 60 armed squatters with clubs and handguns and stones …

MEE staff (2021-10-01). Iran says Israeli foreign minister's trip to Bahrain 'stains' its rulers. middleeasteye.net Iran says Israeli foreign minister's trip to Bahrain 'stains' its rulers | Israel's Yair Lapid toured the headquarters of the US Navy's Fifth Fleet, which has faced off with Iranian vessels in recent years | Fri, 10/01/2021 – 17: 34 | A handout picture released by Bahrain's official news agency (BNA), shows Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (R) welcoming Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid in the Bahrain…

sputniknews (2021-10-01). Israel Conducts Investigation Into Incident With Drone Reportedly Downed by Hezbollah in Lebanon. sputniknews.com The Shiite political party and militant group reportedly claimed in a statement earlier that its fighters shot down an IDF drone in the Maryamin valley with "appropriate weapons."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-01). Bahrainis protest Israeli foreign minister's visit and opening of embassy. peoplesdispatch.org The demonstrators expressed strong opposition to the normalization deal signed between Bahrain and Israel last year, denouncing the regime's actions as treasonous and an abandonment of the Palestinian cause…

Gavin Lewis (2021-10-01). Israel's post-Gaza bombing assault on Black history and identities. mronline.org To continue the marginalization of Black and, more recently, Muslim groups, you do not have to suddenly turn society upside down or challenge the dominant religious white or secular culture, or even, as in Nazi Germany, change citizenship and property ownership rules—in contrast to periodic historic assaults on certain white ethno-religious groups, who, by comparison, have sometimes enjoyed bourgeois, socioeconomic class power.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-01). Satellite Images Show Secret Iranian Missile Base Was Seriously Damaged In Explosion. southfront.org ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE | A secret missile base of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) located near the Iranian capital, Tehran, was seriously damaged as a result of a mysterious explosion, Israel's ImageSat International revealed on September 30. | The company shared satellite images of the facility taken on September 27, shortly after the explosion. The images show serious damage at the facility, which allegedly belongs to the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group. | The Iranian industrial group, which was sanctioned by the US…

Stanley L. Cohen (2021-10-01). Israel Has Not Earned an African Welcome. counterpunch.org "I want people to remember me as someone whose life has been helpful to humanity." Though he tenaciously believed in African unity, the African liberation struggle and its social and economic freedom, with these words legendary Pan-Africanist, Thomas Sankara spoke of a world community, one that transcended the narrow confines of birth and gender, of

MEE staff (2021-10-01). Israel: Recaptured Palestinian jailbreakers transferred to solitary confinement. middleeasteye.net Israel: Recaptured Palestinian jailbreakers transferred to solitary confinement | Lawyer condemns the move as 'arbitrary' and Hamas as 'retaliatory', with one prisoner close to a hunger strike | Fri, 10/01/2021 – 12: 58 | Palestinian citizens in Israel gather outside Gilboa prison in the north, in support of Palestinians in Israeli jails, 18 September 2021 (AFP) | Israel's Prison Service (IPS) has moved to sol…

_____ (2021-10-01). "Race Norming" and Health Care Jim Crow. popularresistance.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. The concept that Black bodies are anatomically different may be known as "race correction", "ethnic adjustment", or "race adjustment" and causes Black people to be undertreated for pain, undiagnosed for serious illness, and denied life saving treatments because of an idea which is inherently white supremacist and very much unscientific.

Workers World Party (2021-10-01). Alto al terror racista contra los refugiados haitianos! °Alto a las deportaciones! workers.org °Reparaciones para el pueblo haitiano! Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero, saluda la valentía inspiradora del pueblo haitiano — en Del Río, Texas, y en Haití, ahora y durante más de dos siglos. La brutalidad racista de los Estados Unidos está en exhibición en todo el mundo, con imágenes de sus . . . |

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-10-01). Alec Karakatsanis on 'Crime Surge' Copaganda, Jane Manning on Gender-Based Crime. fair.org New York Times ( This week on CounterSpin: "Crime wave" politics are a time-honored response to political movements that take on racist policing in this country, dating back at least to Barry Goldwater, as organizer Josmar Trujillo was

splcenter (2021-10-01). Truth or Fiction: Teaching digital literacy to children is vital to combating online disinformation. splcenter.org

Staff (2021-10-01). Conceal and Carry Restrictions Can Help Protect Freedom of Expression. aclu.org The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in an important legal challenge to New York's concealed carry law. The law requires people registering for concealed carry gun licenses to demonstrate "proper cause" in order to do so, and in particular to demonstrate a specific need for self-defense if they seek to carry a gun for that purpose. | The question in the case is whether the Second Amendment permits New York to restrict the carriage of firearms in this manner. The meaning, intent and reach of the Second Amendment remain a matter of deep controversy, but the Supreme Court has made clear that Second Amendmen…

Staff (2021-10-01). "Diversity," "White Supremacist" Among Terms WI GOP Seeks to Ban in Schools. truthout.org Republicans in Wisconsin are

David Schultz (2021-10-01). The Supreme Court and the Coming End of Abortion Rights. counterpunch.org October 4, is the first Monday in October. It is the start of the new US Supreme Court term. It may also be the last term where Roe v. Wade is the law of the land and abortion rights are constitutionally protected. This coming term the Supreme Court will review a Mississippi law that effectively bans all abortions after

Michael Payne (2021-10-01). Forget the Voting Rights bill: Here's how to destroy GOP voter suppression. nationofchange.org The lesson to be learned here? When you are faced with a massive obstacle, aka, the Republicans in U.S. Senate blocking your way, then you must either go around it, over it, under it, or right through it.

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2021-10-01: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2021-10-01). Dozens of masked Israeli Black Shirts attack homes in small Palestinian Town, Injure Residents, including a Toddler. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Palestinian newspaper Quds gives the details of an attack this week by Israeli squatter-settlers on native Palestinians of the small town of Mafriqa in the vicinity of al-Khalil (which the Israelis call Hebron). Palestinian rights organizations said that on Tuesday, 60 armed squatters with clubs and handguns and stones …

Gavin Lewis (2021-10-01). Israel's post-Gaza bombing assault on Black history and identities. mronline.org To continue the marginalization of Black and, more recently, Muslim groups, you do not have to suddenly turn society upside down or challenge the dominant religious white or secular culture, or even, as in Nazi Germany, change citizenship and property ownership rules—in contrast to periodic historic assaults on certain white ethno-religious groups, who, by comparison, have sometimes enjoyed bourgeois, socioeconomic class power.

Ramona Wadi (2021-10-01). UN: Removal of Indigenous Population — 2020 saw the highest number of displaced Palestinians registered in Years. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor) — Each year, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) provides proof of the fallacy upon which the two-state compromise in Palestine-Israel is based. Palestine's economy is tied perpetually to donor funding and Israel's existence. "Recovery in 2021 and beyond hinges on actions that will be taken (or not) by …

Shana McDavis-Conway (2021-10-01). Laughing at Mass Death Brings Us Closer to Fascism. zcomm.org We have witnessed the evolution of a social and moral binary in the United States: vaccinated and unvaccinated…

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-10-01). Podcast Ep 45: The Palestinian Authority and other collaborators. electronicintifada.net Palestinian intellectual Joseph Massad on how Israel came to co-opt the PLO.

Stanley L. Cohen (2021-10-01). Israel Has Not Earned an African Welcome. counterpunch.org "I want people to remember me as someone whose life has been helpful to humanity." Though he tenaciously believed in African unity, the African liberation struggle and its social and economic freedom, with these words legendary Pan-Africanist, Thomas Sankara spoke of a world community, one that transcended the narrow confines of birth and gender, of

Asa Winstanley (2021-10-01). Professor David Miller fired after Israel lobby smear campaign. electronicintifada.net Bristol University "has embarrassed itself," says leading lobby critic.

Staff (2021-10-01). Video: Samidoun on normalization campaigns and Palestinian and Arab resistance. samidoun.net Charlotte Kates, international coordinator of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, appeared on Press TV's "Spotlight" program on 30 September 2021 to discuss the official Bahraini U.S.-backed normalization deal with the Israeli regime. She joined Palestinian commentator and analyst Lamis Andoni on the program. Watch the video: Both guests discussed the role of U.S. imperialism […] | The article

Khuloud Rabah Sulaiman (2021-10-01). Israel wrecks wedding dreams. electronicintifada.net Woman killed during May attack just days before her planned wedding.

sputniknews (2021-10-01). Israel Conducts Investigation Into Incident With Drone Reportedly Downed by Hezbollah in Lebanon. sputniknews.com The Shiite political party and militant group reportedly claimed in a statement earlier that its fighters shot down an IDF drone in the Maryamin valley with "appropriate weapons."

Anonymous669 (2021-10-01). Satellite Images Show Secret Iranian Missile Base Was Seriously Damaged In Explosion. southfront.org ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE | A secret missile base of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) located near the Iranian capital, Tehran, was seriously damaged as a result of a mysterious explosion, Israel's ImageSat International revealed on September 30. | The company shared satellite images of the facility taken on September 27, shortly after the explosion. The images show serious damage at the facility, which allegedly belongs to the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group. | The Iranian industrial group, which was sanctioned by the US…

repost (2021-10-01). SFSU Professors fight to defend Palestine and protect academic freedom. indybay.org The Zionists are working to destroy the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) program and it's director Professor Rabab Abdulhadi…

Workers World Party (2021-10-01). Alto al terror racista contra los refugiados haitianos! °Alto a las deportaciones! workers.org °Reparaciones para el pueblo haitiano! Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero, saluda la valentía inspiradora del pueblo haitiano — en Del Río, Texas, y en Haití, ahora y durante más de dos siglos. La brutalidad racista de los Estados Unidos está en exhibición en todo el mundo, con imágenes de sus . . . |

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-10-01). Alec Karakatsanis on 'Crime Surge' Copaganda, Jane Manning on Gender-Based Crime. fair.org New York Times ( This week on CounterSpin: "Crime wave" politics are a time-honored response to political movements that take on racist policing in this country, dating back at least to Barry Goldwater, as organizer Josmar Trujillo was

David Schultz (2021-10-01). The Supreme Court and the Coming End of Abortion Rights. counterpunch.org October 4, is the first Monday in October. It is the start of the new US Supreme Court term. It may also be the last term where Roe v. Wade is the law of the land and abortion rights are constitutionally protected. This coming term the Supreme Court will review a Mississippi law that effectively bans all abortions after

Jesse Jackson (2021-09-30). The US Needs a Deep Reassessment of Its Immigration Policies. zcomm.org The U.S. needs to make its asylum policy clear. It needs to define who it will allow to seek asylum and apply that standard without discrimination…

WSWS (2021-09-30). Quebec bans far-right anti-vaccine protests at hospitals to cover up its own criminal mishandling of the pandemic. wsws.org Workers must respond to the provocations of the far right by employing their own methods of class struggle—by mobilizing independently to fight capitalist austerity and the ruling elite's drive to keep the "economy open" amid a deadly pandemic.

WSWS (2021-09-30). Congressional Armed Services committee hearings skirt January 6 coup attempt. wsws.org In the first public hearings in which Gen. Mark Milley has testified under oath since the publication of books detailing his fears that Trump would stage a fascistic coup, both Democrats and Republicans skirted the issue.

C.J. Atkins (2021-09-30). Canada observes first 'Reconciliation Day' recognizing Indigenous genocide and oppression. peoplesworld.org TORONTO—Canada is for the first time observing a "National Day of Truth and Reconciliation" on Sept. 30, focusing the country's attention on the victims and survivors of the residential school system and other genocidal acts against Indigenous peoples. Though a national day of recognition was previously proposed as one of 94 calls to action in …

MEE staff (2021-09-30). Israeli soldiers kill three Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem. middleeasteye.net Israeli soldiers kill three Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem | Jenin town and its environs have become a source of worry for Israel as Palestinian militants clashed with its forces for the second time in a week | Thu, 09/30/2021 – 12: 30 | Palestinian women mourn at the funeral of Alaa Zayoud, 22, member of the military wing of Islamic Jihad, reportedly killed in clashes at his village of Silat al…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-30). Warning: explicit images. Azerbaijani video shows Israeli, Turkish drones used against Nagorno-Karabakh. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijan Army Drone Strikes against Armenian Army || Bayraktar TB2 & Israeli Harops || 16 OCT-2020…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-30). Hezbollah Shot Down Never-Seen-Before Israeli Drone Over South Lebanon (Photos). southfront.org A Hezbollah fighter stands at a watch tower at Juroud Arsal, the Syria-Lebanon border. Photo: REUTERS | On September 30, Hezbollah announced that its fighters had shot down an Israeli drone over its heartland, South Lebanon. | In a statement, Hezbollah said that the drone was targeted with "suitable weapons" while it was flying over Maryamen valley near the town of Yater. | The Lebanese group shared photos of the small drone that was clearly made up of commercially-available parts. The drone is powered by five elec…

MEE staff (2021-09-30). US-Palestine: Biden snubbed meeting with Abbas at UN, says report. middleeasteye.net US-Palestine: Biden snubbed meeting with Abbas at UN, says report | White House denied a request from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to meet on the sidelines of UN General Assembly or in Washington afterwards, Axios reports | Thu, 09/30/2021 – 13: 35 | US President Joe Biden rejected Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' request despite holding three bilateral meetings with other countries participating in…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-09-30). The Untold Story of Why Palestinians Are Divided. counterpunch.org The political division in Palestinian society is deep-rooted, and must not be reduced to convenient claims about the 'Hamas-Fatah split', elections, the Oslo accords and subsequent disagreements. The division is linked to events that preceded all of these, and not even the death or incapacitation of the octogenarian, Mahmoud Abbas, will advance Palestinian unity by

AT Contributor (2021-09-30). Kim's sister named to top NKorean government body. asiatimes.com North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's influential sister has been appointed to the country's top government body, the official KCNA news agency reported Thursday. Kim Yo Jong, a key adviser to her brother, was promoted to a position on the State Affairs Commission amid a raft of changes approved by the Supreme People's Assembly, the …

MEE correspondent (2021-09-30). Iranian press review: Khamenei calls for cyber 'jihad'. middleeasteye.net Iranian press review: Khamenei calls for cyber 'jihad' | Meanwhile, UK said to care more about its Iranian debt than Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a prisoner's death sparks anger, and Arbaeen pilgrimage to worsen Covid-19 crisis | Thu, 09/30/2021 – 16: 00 | A Shahab-3 surface-to-surface missile is displayed next to a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at a street exhibition…

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2021-09-30: News Headlines

MEE staff (2021-09-30). Israeli soldiers kill three Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem. middleeasteye.net Israeli soldiers kill three Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem | Jenin town and its environs have become a source of worry for Israel as Palestinian militants clashed with its forces for the second time in a week | Thu, 09/30/2021 – 12: 30 | Palestinian women mourn at the funeral of Alaa Zayoud, 22, member of the military wing of Islamic Jihad, reportedly killed in clashes at his village of Silat al…

Jesse Jackson (2021-09-30). The US Needs a Deep Reassessment of Its Immigration Policies. zcomm.org The U.S. needs to make its asylum policy clear. It needs to define who it will allow to seek asylum and apply that standard without discrimination…

WSWS (2021-09-30). Quebec bans far-right anti-vaccine protests at hospitals to cover up its own criminal mishandling of the pandemic. wsws.org Workers must respond to the provocations of the far right by employing their own methods of class struggle—by mobilizing independently to fight capitalist austerity and the ruling elite's drive to keep the "economy open" amid a deadly pandemic.

WSWS (2021-09-30). Congressional Armed Services committee hearings skirt January 6 coup attempt. wsws.org In the first public hearings in which Gen. Mark Milley has testified under oath since the publication of books detailing his fears that Trump would stage a fascistic coup, both Democrats and Republicans skirted the issue.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-30). Warning: explicit images. Azerbaijani video shows Israeli, Turkish drones used against Nagorno-Karabakh. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijan Army Drone Strikes against Armenian Army || Bayraktar TB2 & Israeli Harops || 16 OCT-2020…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-30). Hezbollah Shot Down Never-Seen-Before Israeli Drone Over South Lebanon (Photos). southfront.org A Hezbollah fighter stands at a watch tower at Juroud Arsal, the Syria-Lebanon border. Photo: REUTERS | On September 30, Hezbollah announced that its fighters had shot down an Israeli drone over its heartland, South Lebanon. | In a statement, Hezbollah said that the drone was targeted with "suitable weapons" while it was flying over Maryamen valley near the town of Yater. | The Lebanese group shared photos of the small drone that was clearly made up of commercially-available parts. The drone is powered by five elec…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-09-30). The Untold Story of Why Palestinians Are Divided. counterpunch.org The political division in Palestinian society is deep-rooted, and must not be reduced to convenient claims about the 'Hamas-Fatah split', elections, the Oslo accords and subsequent disagreements. The division is linked to events that preceded all of these, and not even the death or incapacitation of the octogenarian, Mahmoud Abbas, will advance Palestinian unity by

AT Contributor (2021-09-30). Kim's sister named to top NKorean government body. asiatimes.com North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's influential sister has been appointed to the country's top government body, the official KCNA news agency reported Thursday. Kim Yo Jong, a key adviser to her brother, was promoted to a position on the State Affairs Commission amid a raft of changes approved by the Supreme People's Assembly, the …

This Week in Fascism (2021-09-29). This Week in Fascism #120: Neo-Nazis No Shows in Texas; J6 Rallies Flop, Neo-Nazis Build Coalition with Proud Boys; Epik Leaks. itsgoingdown.org photo: @EFJBGC Welcome fellow antifascists! We have so much to cover this week. In Texas, neo-Nazis and KKK groups were a no show, while in DC, a much hyped pro-J6 rally was a total dud. Despite this, Proud Boys activity across the US has been steady, as the far-Right has maintained a constant presence within…

_____ (2021-09-29). Over 20 Newly Extinct Species in US Offer 'Sobering Reminder' of Humanity's Wreckage. commondreams.org At a panel on Tuesday, officials condemned vaccine apartheid, rising food insecurity, and other markers of inequality that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

Editor (2021-09-29). Labour members overwhelmingly back motion in solidarity with Palestine. mronline.org The move comes as another grassroots rebuke to the party leadership and marks the first time a major British political party has aligned itself with the UN definition of Israel as an apartheid state.

Basav Sen (2021-09-29). Why Did A U.S. Envoy Meet With The Head Of A Fascist Militia in India? fpif.org The fact that India is well on its way to full-fledged authoritarianism hasn't factored into the Biden administration's approach to the "world's largest democracy."

Tamara Nassar (2021-09-29). Iraq resists push for ties with Tel Aviv. electronicintifada.net Outrage over Erbil conference sponsored by Israel lobby group.

Steve Watson (2021-09-29). Videos: Israelis Rise Up Against Vaccine Passports After Being Told More Shots Needed to be Considered 'Fully Vaccinated'. globalresearch.ca

MEE staff (2021-09-29). Nearly 700 European financial firms backing businesses involved in Israeli settlements. middleeasteye.net Nearly 700 European financial firms backing businesses involved in Israeli settlements | Deutsche Bank and HSBC among the largest backers of 50 businesses involved in settlements highlighted in report | Wed, 09/29/2021 – 14: 20 | Israeli settlements on land taken by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war are illegal under international law (AFP) | Nearly 700 European financial institutions have financial relations…

MEE staff (2021-09-29). Several Palestinians injured as masked settler mob attacks Hebron villages. middleeasteye.net Several Palestinians injured as masked settler mob attacks Hebron villages | A three-year-old Palestinian boy was injured in the head when an Israeli settler threw a stone at him while he was asleep inside his home | Wed, 09/29/2021 – 11: 39 | A Palestinian woman reacts as Israeli authorities demolish her shack in the southern West Bank village of Khirbet Jinba in Masafer Yatta area in Hebron, 2 September 2020…

WSWS (2021-09-29). New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reneges on pledge to vote against bill funding Israeli war crimes. wsws.org After initially voting "no," the Democratic Socialists of America member released a long letter apologizing for her abrupt reversal.

MEE staff (2021-09-29). West Bank: Israel's High Court postpones hearing on demolition of Khan al-Ahmar. middleeasteye.net West Bank: Israel's High Court postpones hearing on demolition of Khan al-Ahmar | Israeli government requests six month delay, citing the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the fragile coalition government, and the volatile security situation in the West Bank | Wed, 09/29/2021 – 14: 38 | Palestinian Bedouin men in the village of Khan al-Ahmar, which is threatened with demolition, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, 29…

MEE staff (2021-09-29). France to slash visas for North African citizens over immigration spat. middleeasteye.net France to slash visas for North African citizens over immigration spat | Citizens from Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco will face tougher restrictions following diplomatic spat | Wed, 09/29/2021 – 12: 01 | Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita is pictured during a press briefing with his Israeli counterpart, in Rabat on August 11, 2021 (AFP) | Morocco has criticised a move by the French government to toughen th…

Staff (2021-09-29). Samidoun Spain joins the celebration of the centenary of the Communist Party of Spain. samidoun.net From Friday 24 September to Sunday 26 September, the activists of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network in the Spanish State (Samidoun España) were present at the Fiesta festival, marking the centenary of the Communist Party of Spain, in the municipality of Rivas Vaciamadrid. The presence of Samidoun Spain was crucial during these important days, which […] | The article

Staff (2021-09-29). 2 October, Stockholm: Irish-Palestinian Solidarity Pub. samidoun.net Saturday, 2 October 6: 00 pm to midnight Kafe 44 (Tjà§rhovsgatan 46) Stockholm, Sweden Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/406984994332312 Welcome to an Irish-Palestinian pub of solidarity! On the 2/10 Samidoun Stockholm and Irlandinformation (a group for solidarity with Irish freedom fighters) invite you all to a pub night in support of national liberation movements. Palestinian food, cheap drinks, revolutionary […] | The article

Jonathan Cook (2021-09-29). Labour's Palestine motion means Keir Starmer's war on the left is not over. dissidentvoice.org Labour leader Keir Starmer hoped he would hammer the final nails into the coffin of support for his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn and his left-wing policies at the party's annual conference in Brighton this week. But delegates had other ideas. With a resounding slap to Starmer's face, the conference voted in favour of a motion declaring …

Tony Pecinovsky (2021-09-29). Honors for Hugh Mulzac, the captain who fought Jim Crow, Hitler, and McCarthy. peoplesworld.org BALTIMORE—"Hugh Mulzac opened my eyes to another part of the sea…he opened my eyes to another part of life in this country, to racism," Jeremy Hope, International Vice President of the Masters, Mates, and Pilots Union told over 200 World War II Merchant Marine veterans, their families, and union members here for a Sept. 24 …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-29). 20 Years After Durban: Africans and Afro-Descendants Colonized or Emancipated? libya360.wordpress.com Mireille Fanon Mendes France The 20th anniversary of the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) is an opportunity to analyze the state of African descended people. Reparations for centuries of crimes against humanity must still be paid. At the end of the Durban -2001- conference, the international community, many NGOs, social movements and members of what…

Amanda Yee (2021-09-29). NYC Chinatown workers protest exploitation and racist violence. liberationnews.org Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Manhattan Chinatown on Sept.26 to demand an end to displacement and racial violence against the community's working class. The demonstration was organized by a coalition of groups including the National Mobilization Against Sweatshops, the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side, Youth Against Displacement, and …

Editor (2021-09-29). Open the borders! Reparations for the Haitian people! workers.org Workers World Party salutes the inspiring bravery of the Haitian people — in Del Rio, Texas, and in Haiti, now and for over two centuries. WWP also salutes the solidarity expressed in the streets by the political movement worldwide including inside the U.S. for the Haitian people. The racist brutality . . . |

_____ (2021-09-29). Judge Refuses To Extend Court Injunction At Fairy Creek. popularresistance.org A B.C. Supreme Court judge has refused to extend an injunction that was granted to prevent protesters from impeding logging operations at Fairy Creek on Vancouver Island. | Justice Douglas Thompson ruled the reputation of the court outweighed the economic interests of the logging company, Teal Jones. Thompson pointed to the RCMP's enforcement of the court injunction as the main reason for the court's tarnished reputation. | "The methods of enforcement of the court's order have led to serious and substantial infringement of civil liberties, including impairment of the freedom of the press to a marked degree," wrot…

Kathy Durkin (2021-09-29). WW commentary: Unite for reproductive justice. workers.org Protest against Texas abortion ban, Austin. Over 600 marches and rallies are being organized to take place across the country Oct. 2, two days before the U.S. Supreme Court reconvenes for its fall term. The right to legal abortion is at stake. On Dec. 1, the case of Dobbs v. . . . |

WSWS (2021-09-29). Samoa's Supreme Court ends bitter parliamentary standoff. wsws.org Behind the Pacific country's political upheaval is mounting opposition to growing inequality, poverty and authoritarianism, and intensifying geo-political rivalry in the region between the US and China.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-29). Ukraine lowers threshold for all-out war in Donbass. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine's top military commander lifts all restrictions on return fire in Donbass — media Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny issued a special directive allowing Ukrainian servicemen to return fire in the conflict zone of Donbass without prior approval from their supreme commanders…. "Commanders were authorized to use all available weaponry. Commanders …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-09-29). Voting rights 'compromise' allows state lawmakers to trash voter choice. peoplesworld.org The Senate's Freedom to Vote Act, a compromise alternative to the House-approved For the People Act, contains some provisions that expand voting rights but fails to prevent Republican legislators, in states they control, from throwing out election results they don't like. Failure to pass the original bill backed by the House could turn voting in …

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2021-09-29: News Headlines

Editor (2021-09-29). Labour members overwhelmingly back motion in solidarity with Palestine. mronline.org The move comes as another grassroots rebuke to the party leadership and marks the first time a major British political party has aligned itself with the UN definition of Israel as an apartheid state.

Basav Sen (2021-09-29). Why Did A U.S. Envoy Meet With The Head Of A Fascist Militia in India? fpif.org The fact that India is well on its way to full-fledged authoritarianism hasn't factored into the Biden administration's approach to the "world's largest democracy."

WSWS (2021-09-29). New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reneges on pledge to vote against bill funding Israeli war crimes. wsws.org After initially voting "no," the Democratic Socialists of America member released a long letter apologizing for her abrupt reversal.

Tamara Nassar (2021-09-29). Iraq resists push for ties with Tel Aviv. electronicintifada.net Outrage over Erbil conference sponsored by Israel lobby group.

Steve Watson (2021-09-29). Videos: Israelis Rise Up Against Vaccine Passports After Being Told More Shots Needed to be Considered 'Fully Vaccinated'. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-29). Samidoun Spain joins the celebration of the centenary of the Communist Party of Spain. samidoun.net From Friday 24 September to Sunday 26 September, the activists of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network in the Spanish State (Samidoun España) were present at the Fiesta festival, marking the centenary of the Communist Party of Spain, in the municipality of Rivas Vaciamadrid. The presence of Samidoun Spain was crucial during these important days, which […] | The article

Staff (2021-09-29). 2 October, Stockholm: Irish-Palestinian Solidarity Pub. samidoun.net Saturday, 2 October 6: 00 pm to midnight Kafe 44 (Tjà§rhovsgatan 46) Stockholm, Sweden Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/406984994332312 Welcome to an Irish-Palestinian pub of solidarity! On the 2/10 Samidoun Stockholm and Irlandinformation (a group for solidarity with Irish freedom fighters) invite you all to a pub night in support of national liberation movements. Palestinian food, cheap drinks, revolutionary […] | The article

Jonathan Cook (2021-09-29). Labour's Palestine motion means Keir Starmer's war on the left is not over. dissidentvoice.org Labour leader Keir Starmer hoped he would hammer the final nails into the coffin of support for his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn and his left-wing policies at the party's annual conference in Brighton this week. But delegates had other ideas. With a resounding slap to Starmer's face, the conference voted in favour of a motion declaring …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-09-29). The Untold Story of Why Palestinians Are Divided. zcomm.org The era of one party and a single individual dominating all others must be left behind and, this time, for good…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-29). 20 Years After Durban: Africans and Afro-Descendants Colonized or Emancipated? libya360.wordpress.com Mireille Fanon Mendes France The 20th anniversary of the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) is an opportunity to analyze the state of African descended people. Reparations for centuries of crimes against humanity must still be paid. At the end of the Durban -2001- conference, the international community, many NGOs, social movements and members of what…

_____ (2021-09-29). Judge Refuses To Extend Court Injunction At Fairy Creek. popularresistance.org A B.C. Supreme Court judge has refused to extend an injunction that was granted to prevent protesters from impeding logging operations at Fairy Creek on Vancouver Island. | Justice Douglas Thompson ruled the reputation of the court outweighed the economic interests of the logging company, Teal Jones. Thompson pointed to the RCMP's enforcement of the court injunction as the main reason for the court's tarnished reputation. | "The methods of enforcement of the court's order have led to serious and substantial infringement of civil liberties, including impairment of the freedom of the press to a marked degree," wrot…

WSWS (2021-09-29). Samoa's Supreme Court ends bitter parliamentary standoff. wsws.org Behind the Pacific country's political upheaval is mounting opposition to growing inequality, poverty and authoritarianism, and intensifying geo-political rivalry in the region between the US and China.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-29). Ukraine lowers threshold for all-out war in Donbass. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine's top military commander lifts all restrictions on return fire in Donbass — media Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny issued a special directive allowing Ukrainian servicemen to return fire in the conflict zone of Donbass without prior approval from their supreme commanders…. "Commanders were authorized to use all available weaponry. Commanders …

Titledroning on In This Hellfire World (2021-09-28). Droning on in This Hellfire World. commondreams.org The U.S. needs to make its asylum policy clear. It needs to define who it will allow to seek asylum and apply that standard without discrimination.

Apoorva (2021-09-28). 20 years of Durban Declaration: Commemorating a signpost of global solidarity. peoplesdispatch.org A global rally was organized on September 25 by the Global South Response network to commemorate the NGO Forum Durban Declaration of 2001, which had brought together movements and struggles against racism and multiple forms of discrimination…

Jeff Shantz (2021-09-28). Far right gains in Canada's election. greenleft.org.au Neoliberal austerity, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has provided fertile ground for the rise of the far-right in Canada's recent federal election, reports Jeff Shantz.

Curt Wechsler (2021-09-28). Stop the Fascist Assault on Abortion Rights! indybay.org The Refuse Fascism Bay Area Chapter will feature a Handmaid's Tale contingent for the Women's March. Costumes will be available. | Assemble 10: 30am | West side of Main Library | 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco…

Higinio Polo (2021-09-28). Afganistán, bajo el fascismo yihadista. globalizacion.ca En Arlington, cada ataúd norteamericano recibe en homenaje una salva de 21 cañonazos. Así lo hicieron con los últimos trece marines llegados desde Afganistán a finales de agosto de 2021. El presidente Biden, que había recibido compungido los féretros en…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-09-28). Genocide of Seniors Continues as FDA and CDC Recommend 3rd Booster Shot to Age Group with Highest Amount of Deaths following COVID-19 Shots. globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-09-28). 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.

Tamara Nassar (2021-09-28). Israel kills six Palestinians in 48 hours. electronicintifada.net Arrest raids met with armed resistance.

Editor2 (2021-09-28). Syria Slams the IAEA for Ignoring Israel's Illegal Nuclear Activities. orinocotribune.com Syria highlighted the double standards carried out by member states of the United Nations nuclear proliferation watchdog agency, the IAEA when it comes to the continuous demands and calls for strict implementation of its monitoring on law-abiding countries while ignoring the nuclear activities of Israel. | Syrian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency Dr. Hasan Khaddour highlighted the implementation of the Safeguards Agreement in Syria as an example of 'some member states' exploitation of the IAEA, he is referring to the acts of member states led by the NATO representatives in the agency and how th…

Juan Cole (2021-09-28). In Height of Hypocrisy, Nuclear-Armed Israeli PM Bennett slams Iran, which has no weapons or program, for "crossing all red Lines" juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Israeli newspaper Arab 48 reports that far-right Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, in his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Monday, ignored the Israeli-Palestinian struggle and focused instead on the issue of Iran. He alleged that the Iranian nuclear program had "surpassed all red lines," asserting that Iran …

Prof. Juan Cole (2021-09-28). Palestinian Parties, Organizations Greet Abbas's Pledge to Take Israel to Int'l Criminal Court as "Historic" and Roadmap. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-28). Pakistan, U.S., Israel commiserate with Azerbaijan on anniversary of war against Nagorno-Karabakh. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Pakistan Monument illuminated with Azerbaijani flag he Pakistan Monument, a symbol of Islamabad, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, has been illuminated with a special design on September 27 — Remembrance Day…. ==== US ambassador pays respects to Azerbaijani martyrs of Karabakh conflict US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Earle Litzenberger paid his respects to …

MEE staff (2021-09-28). Opponents of US funds for Israel's Iron Dome system 'antisemitic or ignorant', says Israeli ambassador. middleeasteye.net Opponents of US funds for Israel's Iron Dome system 'antisemitic or ignorant', says Israeli ambassador | Eleven US lawmakers voted against or abstained a bill renewing US funding to the Israeli defence system last week | Tue, 09/28/2021 – 11: 06 | A picture taken on 15 June 2021 shows an Iron Dome air defence battery on the outskirts of Jerusalem (AFP) | An Israeli ambassador has denounced American politicians…

Mohammad Ayesh (2021-09-28). Arabic press review: Palestinians welcome UK Labour Party support for sanctions on Israel. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: Palestinians welcome UK Labour Party support for sanctions on Israel | Meanwhile, prominent Egyptian journalist goes on hunger strike, Saudi Arabia sees 8.5% fall in foreign workers and hundreds of Kuwaitis fall victims to cyber | Tue, 09/28/2021 – 15: 26 | Audience voting at the UK Labour Party's conference in Brighton on 26 September 2021 (Reuters) | Abbas says Labour…

MEE, agencies (2021-09-28). Czech Republic to buy Israeli air defence system amid strengthening ties. middleeasteye.net Czech Republic to buy Israeli air defence system amid strengthening ties | Move to replace obsolete Soviet-made weapons follows Prague's opening of the Jerusalem office of its embassy in March | Tue, 09/28/2021 – 08: 39 | The air defence system, used to protect cities, nuclear power plants and other potential targets, will be supplied by 2026 (Wikimedia) | The Czech defence ministry said o…

Dania Akkad (2021-09-28). 'Like nothing happened': Protesters slam NSO Group's presence at UK-backed fair. middleeasteye.net 'Like nothing happened': Protesters slam NSO Group's presence at UK-backed fair | After dozens of UK citizens identified as alleged hacking victims, demonstrators are disappointed that the Israeli firm is among exhibitors at the London event | Tue, 09/28/2021 – 12: 05 | A protest by human rights advocates outside the International Security Expo in London on 28 September, 2021 (MEE/Dania Akkad) | Human ri…

Shatha Hammad (2021-09-28). Refusing food, medicine or court hearings, Palestinians fight administrative detention. middleeasteye.net Refusing food, medicine or court hearings, Palestinians fight administrative detention | A dozen Palestinians imprisoned by Israel have been staging various forms of strike in protest of a policy denounced as violating their rights to fair trial | Tue, 09/28/2021 – 14: 36 | Palestinian Ghazanfar Abu Atwan speaks to members of the media in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on 9 July 2021, shortly a…

MEE, agencies (2021-09-28). Syria: Unidentified strikes target Iran-backed militias near Iraq border. middleeasteye.net Syria: Unidentified strikes target Iran-backed militias near Iraq border | Over the past year Israeli attacks have concentrated on border areas between Syria and Iraq with heavy presence of Iran militias | Tue, 09/28/2021 – 11: 23 | Syrian soldiers stand guard atop a military vehicle at the border-crossing between Albu Kamal in Syria and Al-Qaim in Iraq on 30 September 2019 (AFP) |

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-09-28). Iran not to hesitate to defend itself against any threat. en.mehrnews.com In response to the baseless allegations of the Israeli Prime Minister, the Iranian diplomat at the United Nations said that Iran does not hesitate at any time to defend itself against any threat.

Ali Abunimah (2021-09-28). Spectacular defeat for Israel lobby at Labour Party conference. zcomm.org In a spectacular defeat for the Israel lobby, delegates to Britain's Labour Party conference overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Monday condemning the "ongoing Nakba in Palestine.

Mustafa Abu Sneineh (2021-09-28). Al-Aqsa: Thousands of Israeli settlers break into mosque over one week. middleeasteye.net Al-Aqsa: Thousands of Israeli settlers break into mosque over one week | During the seven-day Jewish holiday of Sukkot, nearly 3,600 settlers entered Al-Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites | Tue, 09/28/2021 – 13: 11 | An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man and a woman walk in the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem's Old City overlooking Al-Aqsa Mosque, 10 September 2021 (AFP) | Thousands of…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-09-28). Scandinavian Governments Announce "COVID Is Over," Israel Announces the Vaccine Doesn't Protect. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2021-09-28). New Hype: Belarus Opposition Member Filmed Him Killing KGB Officer (Video, 18+). southfront.org Illustrative Image | On September 28, an officer of the State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus (KGB) was killed during a special mission in Minsk. | According to the Investigative Committee, the shooting took place in an apartment when KGB officers were checking addresses of those potentially involved in terrorist activities. | A man in the apartment opened fire with a hunting rifle, killing one of the Belarusian state security officers. The shooter was eliminated by return fire. Click to see full-size image | According to several reports, the man killed in his apartment was an employee of the US EPA…

Margaret Kimberley (2021-09-28). COVID Funds Spent on Police and Prisons. orinocotribune.com By Margaret Kimberley — Sep 22, 2021 | Systemic racism and weak movement politics allow states and cities to spend relief funds on police and jails. | The health and financial impacts of the covid pandemic have been enormous. More than 42 million people have been infected and 679,000 have died in this country. Individuals, businesses and every level of government have suffered as they lost income and revenue. Many workers are unemployed and certain sectors of the economy still suffer disproportionately. There is an easy case to make in favor of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) which was passed in…

G. Dunkel (2021-09-28). Encampment cleared in a racist rush — Haiti still tottering. workers.org After images of the U.S. Border Patrol agents using long reins as whips against Haitians camped in Del Rio, Texas, trying to get into the U.S., spread worldwide, a top-level decision was made to shut the Del Rio camps down. Haitian migrants crossed the Rio Grande between Texas and Mexico . . . |

_____ (2021-09-28). Nations Petition Supreme Court To Protect Indian Child Welfare Act. popularresistance.org Cetan Sa Winyan, director of the American Indian Movement's Indian Territory Oklahoma chapter, said all tribes — not just the four already petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court — should stand together against potential changes to the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case the court has been asked to review. | "They closed the boarding schools and opened up CPS (Child Protective Services), but it's the same thing — they're still coming in and taking our children," Winyan said. | The ICWA was enacted in 1978 to help keep Indigenous children in Indigenous homes. In ICWA cases, the first preference for placement is that…

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis (2021-09-28). Creating a Powerful, Broad-Based Moral Movement. progressive.org Today's voting rights and economic justice advocates must apply two key lessons from the courageous activists of a half-century ago.

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