2023-02-01: News Headlines

Brenda Norrell (2023-02-01). Heard Museum in Phoenix Harbors O'otham and O'odham Remains. indybay.org While promoting itself as the premiere showcase of American Indian Art, the Heard Museum in Phoenix has harbored the remains of Native ancestors, and one of its board members has worked for the most protested companies in Indian country, violating human rights and sacred places. Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham elder said, "America and international collectors have a morbid pride in their exhibits of human remains and sacred items. They will never conquer the sacred essence of these people and items."

teleSUR, lvm, SH (2023-02-01). Movilización en Francia: lucha por derechos captada en imágenes. telesurtv.net El proyecto de reforma de pensiones se debatirá el 6 de febrero por la Asamblea Nacional de Francia.

Adriaan Alsema (2023-01-31). Colombia's State sentenced for exterminating political party. colombiareports.com Colombia's State is responsible for the extermination of the leftist Patriotic Union (UP) party that began in 1984, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (ICHR) ruled Monday after a 28-year…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-31). 7th Celac Summit: Between Evasion and Reality. libya360.wordpress.com Stephen Sefton The ambivalence inherent in the Final Declaration is also reflected in its support for decolonization and human rights without calling for the closure and withdrawal of the US military base at Guantanamo or condemning the permanent abuse of human rights the base represents as a center for illegal detention and torture. That omission…

Brenda Norrell (2023-02-01). Heard Museum in Phoenix Harbors O'otham and O'odham Remains. indybay.org While promoting itself as the premiere showcase of American Indian Art, the Heard Museum in Phoenix has harbored the remains of Native ancestors, and one of its board members has worked for the most protested companies in Indian country, violating human rights and sacred places. Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham elder said, "America and international collectors have a morbid pride in their exhibits of human remains and sacred items. They will never conquer the sacred essence of these people and items."

teleSUR, lvm, SH (2023-02-01). Movilización en Francia: lucha por derechos captada en imágenes. telesurtv.net El proyecto de reforma de pensiones se debatirá el 6 de febrero por la Asamblea Nacional de Francia.

Adriaan Alsema (2023-01-31). Colombia's State sentenced for exterminating political party. colombiareports.com Colombia's State is responsible for the extermination of the leftist Patriotic Union (UP) party that began in 1984, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (ICHR) ruled Monday after a 28-year…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-01-31). 7th Celac Summit: Between Evasion and Reality. libya360.wordpress.com Stephen Sefton The ambivalence inherent in the Final Declaration is also reflected in its support for decolonization and human rights without calling for the closure and withdrawal of the US military base at Guantanamo or condemning the permanent abuse of human rights the base represents as a center for illegal detention and torture. That omission…

Staff (2023-01-31). Human Rights Expert Aldred de Zayas Demands End to Sanctions Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com This Saturday, January 28, Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, a lawyer specializing in international law and United Nations (UN) Human Rights expert, demanded through a post on Twitter the lifting of illegal sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the United States. | Ina tweet, de Zayas wrote: | "Unilateral coercive measures are not a legitimate tool of foreign policy — but a grave violation of the UN Charter by the US, UK, Canada and EU — and a crime against humanity." | "The US and EU have no right to call their unilateral coercive measures 'sanctions.' They are arbitrary geopolitical measures. The US has zero mor…

Staff (2023-01-31). Human Rights Expert Aldref de Zayas Demands End to Sanctions Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com This Saturday, January 28, Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, a lawyer specializing in international law and United Nations (UN) Human Rights expert, demanded through a post on Twitter the lifting of illegal sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the United States. | Ina tweet, de Zayas wrote: | "Unilateral coercive measures are not a legitimate tool of foreign policy — but a grave violation of the UN Charter by the US, UK, Canada and EU — and a crime against humanity." | "The US and EU have no right to call their unilateral coercive measures 'sanctions.' They are arbitrary geopolitical measures. The US has zero mor…

Staff (2023-01-31). Human Rights Expert Alfred de Zayas Demands End to Sanctions Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com This Saturday, January 28, Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, a lawyer specializing in international law and United Nations (UN) Human Rights expert, demanded through a post on Twitter the lifting of illegal sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the United States. | Ina tweet, de Zayas wrote: | "Unilateral coercive measures are not a legitimate tool of foreign policy — but a grave violation of the UN Charter by the US, UK, Canada and EU — and a crime against humanity." | "The US and EU have no right to call their unilateral coercive measures 'sanctions.' They are arbitrary geopolitical measures. The US has zero mor…

Staff (2023-01-31). Headlines for January 31, 2023. democracynow.org Antony Blinken Meets Palestinian Leaders After Reiterating "Ironclad" U.S. Support for Israel, Taliban Offshoot Claims Responsibility for Bombing of Pakistani Police Compound, Amnesty: Iranian Protesters Were Denied Fair Trials and Tortured Before Their Executions, White House Will End COVID-19 Emergency Declarations in May, Memphis Fire Department Terminates 3 Who Responded to Tyre Nichols' Violent Arrest, Family Calls for Federal Civil Rights Probe into Newark Police Killing of Carl Dorsey, New Zealand Prime Minister Blames Climate Change for Record Flooding, Missing Mexican Environmentalists&…

teleSUR, DRL (2023-01-31). Nueva masacre deja cuatro asesinados en Medellín, Colombia. telesurtv.net En 2022, la Oficina de ONU Derechos Humanos en Colombia verificó 83 casos de masacres y 112 homicidios de defensores de DD.HH.

Ramzy Baroud (2023-01-31). Palestinians Are Not Liars: Confronting the Violence of Media Delegitimization. mintpressnews.com 55 journalists have been killed and hundreds more injured or detained by Israel since 2000. Yet for many Palestinian, the physical harm they face pales in comparison to the constant delegitimization of their work by in the media.

Staff (2023-01-31). Rikers Jail Whistleblower Decries Collapse of LGBTQ+ Unit Meant to Protect Trans Detainees. democracynow.org We look at a new investigation into the collapse of an LGBTQ+ unit at the massive Rikers Island jail in New York City that was meant to help protect incarcerated trans women, stranding many in male units where they have been harassed and raped. The changes at Rikers came after Mayor Eric Adams appointed a new jails commissioner who pushed out leaders supportive of the unit and shelved a draft policy directive aimed at getting more trans and gender-nonconforming detainees into gender-aligned housing. Data shows trans women jailed in men's facilities are many times more likely to be sexually assaulted than ot…

Staff (2023-01-31). Over 30 Spanish Organizations Express Solidarity with Diplomat Alex Saab (+Statement). orinocotribune.com In a statement released on Monday, January 30, over 30 organizations that make up the Movement of Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution in Madrid raised their voices to demand the release of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab and all the political prisoners of imperialism. | Here is the full unofficial translation of the statement: | The organizations of the Movement of Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution strongly condemn the double kidnapping suffered by the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, detained in Cape Verde and also illegally deported to the United States following instructions from the US government. <...

WSWS (2023-01-31). South Korean intelligence officials raid headquarters of union confederation. wsws.org The raid demonstrates that the government of right-wing President Yoon Suk-yeol is preparing new assaults on the social and democratic rights of the working class as social tensions intensify.

WSWS (2023-01-31). UK: A socialist strategy to defeat the anti-strike laws. wsws.org The trade unions have not organised a single day of strike action against the greatest threat to workers' democratic rights ever mounted, urging workers to rely instead on a future Starmer-led Labour government.

ecns.cn (2023-01-31). U.S. cannot demand cooperation from China while interfering in its internal affairs: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning said on Monday at a regular press briefing that the U.S."We are firmly against those sanctions and urge the United States to reflect on its inadequate counternarcotics efforts instead of deflecting the blame," Mao said.

manager (2023-01-31). CEPR Sanctions Watch, January 2023. cepr.net In this Sanctions Watch, covering January 2023: freezing temperatures and sanctions-fueled crisis kill 100+ in Afghanistan; 160 lawyers call to remove Cuba from "State Sponsor of Terror" list; US, UK, and EU impose new sanctions on Iran as protests subside; former top DOD expert calls for new approach and sanctions relief for North Korea; US …

Staff (2023-01-31). 4 February, Online: Zimbabwe country hearing, International People's Tribunal on US Imperialism. samidoun.net Saturday, 4 February 10: 30 AM EST (7: 30 AM PST, 4: 30 PM central Europe, 5: 30 PM Palestine Register: bit.ly/zimbabwehearing Join the International People's Tribunal on US Imperialism: Sanctions, Blockades, Coercive Economic Measures for a hearing on the effects and impacts of these policies and practices on the people of Zimbabwe. We will hear testimony and reports …

Staff (2023-01-31). Video: International People's Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism: Sanctions, Blockades, Coercive Economic Measures launches in New York. samidoun.net On Saturday, 28 January, the International People's Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism: Sanctions, Blockades and Coercive Economic Measures launched with a half-day event in New York City. The event featured a wide array of speakers addressing the upcoming tribunal, including: Nina Farnia, Co-chair of the Tribunal Steering Committee & Professor of Law, Albany Law School Niloufer …

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2023-01-30: News Headlines

Brenda Norrell (2023-01-30). Heard Museum in Phoenix Harbors O'otham and O'odham Remains. indybay.org While promoting itself as the premiere showcase of American Indian Art, the Heard Museum in Phoenix has harbored the remains of Native ancestors, and one of its board members has worked for the most protested companies in Indian country, violating human rights and sacred places. Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham elder said, "America and international collectors have a morbid pride in their exhibits of human remains and sacred items. They will never conquer the sacred essence of these people and items."

Dave DeCamp (2023-01-30). Reports: Airstrikes Hit Refrigerator Trucks on Syria-Iraq Border. news.antiwar.com Airstrikes targeting a convoy of trucks launched by unidentified aircraft were reported on the Syria-Iraq border on Sunday. According to The Times of Israel, Syria's Sham FM radio station and other local media reports said six refrigerator trucks were hit. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) also reported six refrigerator trucks were targeted …

Brenda Norrell (2023-01-30). Heard Museum in Phoenix Harbors O'otham and O'odham Remains. indybay.org While promoting itself as the premiere showcase of American Indian Art, the Heard Museum in Phoenix has harbored the remains of Native ancestors, and one of its board members has worked for the most protested companies in Indian country, violating human rights and sacred places. Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham elder said, "America and international collectors have a morbid pride in their exhibits of human remains and sacred items. They will never conquer the sacred essence of these people and items."

Dave DeCamp (2023-01-30). Reports: Airstrikes Hit Refrigerator Trucks on Syria-Iraq Border. news.antiwar.com Airstrikes targeting a convoy of trucks launched by unidentified aircraft were reported on the Syria-Iraq border on Sunday. According to The Times of Israel, Syria's Sham FM radio station and other local media reports said six refrigerator trucks were hit. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) also reported six refrigerator trucks were targeted …

_____ (2023-01-30). Chris Hedges: Will Julian Assange Ever Be Freed? popularresistance.org The film Ithaka, the title taken from a poem by C.P Cavafy, chronicles the slow-motion torture and execution of the Australian journalist Julian Assange, currently awaiting extradition to the United States in a high security prison in London. It charts his journey from publisher of the most important revelations of our generation of fraud, war crimes, lies and corruption by the powerful to his refuge for seven years in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London from 2012 to 2019, his seizure and arrest by British police, who enter the embassy to detain him, and harsh imprisonment in Belmarsh prison where he currently fight…

_____ (2023-01-30). Launch Of The International People's Tribunal On US Imperialism. popularresistance.org After two years of dedication, we are excited to officially announce the launch of the International People's Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism: Sanctions, Blockades, and Economic Coercive Measures. This project is a first-ever international effort to build systems of accountability—rooted in global cross-movement solidarity—both within and outside of the law, to challenge the violence of imperialism through sanctions. With an impressive group of internationally renowned jurists from across the world, we interrogate sanctions not from the perspective of those who enforce them, but from the perspective of t…

Adriaan Alsema (2023-01-29). OAS urges Colombia to release people arrested over 2021 protests. colombiareports.com The human rights agency of the Organization of American States called on Colombia's authorities to release people who were jailed for their participation in anti-government protests in 2021. In a…

mforinoco (2023-01-29). Argentine Organizations Demand Presidential Pardon for Indigenous Activist Milagro Sala. orinocotribune.com Indigenous and social activist Milagro Sala has been imprisoned since January 2016 over charges that human rights and social activists allege are politically motivated. | January 16, 2023, marked seven years since the illegal arrest of Indigenous and social activist Milagro Sala in Argentina. Sala was one of the first victims of the political persecution that characterized the far-right government of former president Mauricio Macri (2015—2019). | On the seventh anniversary of Sala's unjust imprisonment, members of various political, social, and human rights organizations held a press conference at the he…

alexhaljohn (2023-01-29). The Weekly Round-up: Nadhim Zahawi, Windrush reforms, and accommodation for vulnerable children. ukhumanrightsblog.com 30th January 2023 by Hal McNulty In the news Nadhim Zahawi has been sacked from the Cabinet after making what he calls a "careless and not deliberate" mistake with his taxes. He reportedly paid a 30% penalty fee on top of the money owed to HMRC in connection with his use of an offshore company …

americanthinker (2023-01-29). Ilhan Omar does not belong on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. americanthinker.com And just to be clear, it's not a matter of her First Amendment rights…

Fight Back (2023-01-29). Minneapolis Fight Back! fundraiser massive success. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Nearly 100 people joined together January 28 to celebrate the newspaper Fight Back! and to raise funds for the paper. Emcees Autumn Lake and Robyn Harbison led the night with toasts from Twin Cities movements that Fight Back! has covered over the last year and getting the crowd excited to aim to raise enough for one print edition of the paper. | Charlie Berg from the Climate Justice Committee started off the toasts, thanking the paper for publishing articles about the East Phillips struggle against pollution and the ongoing work of the CJC. Akhilesh Menawat from the Minnesota Immigrant Rights A…

J21 (2023-01-29). Face-Off in San Francisco: Repro Rights v. Walk for Life and Other Extremists. indybay.org Activists on both sides of the reproductive rights issue faced off in San Francisco on January 21, the day before what would have been the th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. | Top photo by Stephanie Moran, ProBonoPhoto…

Paul Craig Roberts (2023-01-29). Is the Criminalization of Heterosexuality on the Agenda or Just the Denial of Equal Rights? thealtworld.com The normalization of sexual perversity is advancing across all fronts. Just as it has become hate speech to call a homosexual a queer instead of a proud gay, we are approaching the inability to call a pedophile a pedophile. The correct and safe name for a pedophile is "minor-attracted person." | First you take the sting out of the name. Then you normalize the perversity by scolding people for being "judgmental." | Consequently, today marriage is no longer between a man and a woman. It can be between two men or between two women, and before much longer between an adult and a child and a woman and a dog. Anything e…

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