2021-06-17: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-17). Cape Verde Ignores International Outcry in Alex Saab Case. orinocotribune.com The president of Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, decided to turn a blind eye to the international clamor and ignore the request made on June 8 by the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations (UN) to suspend the extradition process that the United States that is carried out against the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who has been illegally detained in Cape Verde since June 12, 2020. | According to a review published by the Cape Verdean news outlet Noticias do Norte, President Jorge Carlos Fonseca said that "only the Constitutional Court (TC) has autonomous constitutional jurisdiction to decide on the case," i…

Free Commander X (2021-06-17). Commander X taken from Mexico by the United States government. indybay.org On Friday June 11th, 2021 between 3: 30 P.M. and 4: 00 P.M. (Mexico City hours), Christopher Doyon was illegally detained. Known Worldwide as Commander X, this Hactivist has the quality of refugee recognized by the Mexican government, and even so he was handed over to the United States government, in violation of his human rights. We demand the Mexican government to act in benefit of the rights of Commander X and manage his urgent release.

José Carlos Llerena Robles (2021-06-17). Peru: Behind the right's attempts to overturn the election. greenleft.org.au José Carlos Llerena Robles and Vijay Prashad look at what's behind attempts by Peru's far-right — with the aid of the United States — to overturn the election of leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo.

Anonymous669 (2021-06-17). Greater Idlib: Syrian Army Strikes Inflicted More Losses On Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | Syrian Arab Army (SAA) strikes continue to inflict human and material losses on al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies in on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | On June 17, two militants of HTS were killed and several others were wounded as result of Syrian artillery strikes, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. | The strikes targeted the towns and villages of Ehsim, al-Bara, Ablin, Balshoon, Josef, Abadeta, Arnaba, Fatterah, Fleifel, Benin…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-17). US Ambassador to UN Wants to Fight Against China 'Every Step of the Way'. news.antiwar.com President Biden's ambassador to the UN on Wednesday "They exert enormous influence in the United Nations, and it's malign … influence that promotes an authoritarian approach to multilateralism," Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "We need to fight that every step of the way." | Thomas-Greenfield said the US is regularly addressing China's alleged human rights abuses agains…

_____ (2021-06-17). Ethiopia: Tribalism Versus National Consciousness. popularresistance.org Nearly 554,000 people are sleeping on the streets in the US — 40% of them are Black. Of 2.3 million US prisoners, 34% are Black. However, the 06/01 quarterly report of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (GlobalR2P) says that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is the only human rights crisis in the Western hemisphere that warrants the attention of international law established by the United Nations. Those are just a few reasons to take its alarms about the ongoing human rights crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia, with a grain of salt or a hot pepper salad of skepticism. | A coalition of twelve NGOs, inc…

James Esseks (2021-06-17). Supreme Court Again Rejects a License to Discriminate. aclu.org Today the Supreme Court issued a narrow ruling that one taxpayer-funded religious agency in Philadelphia has a right to renew its contract to provide foster care services to the city, despite its unwillingness to comply with the city's non-discrimination requirement, because the city's contract had a mechanism for allowing individualized exceptions to its non-discrimination policy that it did not grant to that agency. Importantly, the court did not rule (as the agency asked) that there is a constitutional right for government contractors such as the foster care agency to discriminate in their work for the city…

WSWS (2021-06-17). UK: Johnson's mendacious defence of media "freedom", while Assange remains imprisoned. wsws.org That Johnson can tweet supposedly in defence of abused journalist Nicholas Watt while perpetrating the criminalisation of Assange speaks to the atrophying of any constituency for democratic rights within the bourgeoisie.

Schanelle Saldanha (2021-06-17). Lives First, Profits Later: How to Close the Global Vaccine Gap. aclu.org Here in the United States, many are finally seeing the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. More than 60 percent of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and the vaccine is now available to anyone over the age of 12. However, across the world we see a stark contrast to this American experience. Today, Africa only accounts for 1 percent of the world's vaccine administration, and much of Asia and South America are struggling to even acquire access to the vaccines. This alarmingly high discrepancy in vaccine access and administration around the world, known as the global vaccine gap, is…

_____ (2021-06-17). New Report: ICE Records On Gynecological Abuse. popularresistance.org Washington — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement failed to properly monitor informed consent protocols used by a doctor accused of performing non-consensual gynecological procedures on women detained at Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, according to a new report published today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the National Immigration Project and Project South. The report also highlights other longstanding problems and systemic oversight failures that are currently the focus of several federal investigations of the facility. | For years, advocates raised concerns about t…

Disability Rights California (2021-06-17). Tuesday 6/22: LGBTQ+ Communities & Mental Health: Thriving with Courage in the Face of Adversity. indybay.org Online webinar…

John Nichols (2021-06-17). ALEC's Corporate Funders Are Complicit in State-Based Assaults on Voting Rights and Democracy. thenation.com ALEC's Corporate Funders Are Complicit in State-Based Assaults on Voting Rights and Democracy…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-17). Monday 6/21: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 3). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-17). Saturday 6/19: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 1). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and online voting rights training…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-17). Sunday 6/20: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 2). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

A Guest Author (2021-06-16). The case of Alex Saab. workers.org By Sara Flounders and Roger D. Harris Facing the possible extradition to the U.S. of a Venezuelan diplomat on bogus charges, an emergency human rights delegation organized by the International Campaign to Free Alex Saab on June 3 flew to Cabo Verde, where Saab is imprisoned. This island archipelago . . . |

Free Commander X (2021-06-16). Commander X taken from Mexico by the United States government. indybay.org On Friday June 11th, 2021 between 3: 30 P.M. and 4: 00 P.M. (Mexico City hours), Christopher Doyon was illegally detained. Known Worldwide as Commander X, this Hactivist has the quality of refugee recognized by the Mexican government, and even so he was handed over to the United States government, in violation of his human rights. We demand the Mexican government to act in benefit of the rights of Commander X and manage his urgent release.

Anonymous669 (2021-06-16). Chaos Continues In Turkish-Occupied Areas: Two Killed, Four Wounded In New Afrin Attack (Videos). southfront.org Screen grab from a video showing the aftermath of the recent blast in Afrin, Syria. | On June 15, two people were killed and four others were wounded in yet another blast in the Turkish-occupied Syrian area of Afrin in northern Aleppo. | The blast was reportedly caused by a booby-trapped vehicle that blew up near Kafr Janneh junction to the northeast of Afrin's city center. | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, one of the two casualties was the driver of the booby-trapped vehicle. He is yet to…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-16). Syrian Artillery Hammered Another Turkish Post In Greater Idlib (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On June 16, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) hammered a Turkish military post in the southern part of the Greater Idlib region. | According to several pro-opposition sources, including the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, several shells landed in the vicinity of…

news.un (2021-06-16). Milestone moment for UN principles on business and human rights, but abuses persist. news.un.org Although more companies are committing to respect human rights, gaps and challenges remain, UN experts said on Wednesday in assessing a decade of standards for business that take the wellbeing of people and the planet into consideration.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-16). Ethiopia: Tribalism versus National Consciousness. libya360.wordpress.com Ann Garrison Ethiopians struggle to forge a national consciousness that supersedes ethnic tribalism, while international human rights NGOs discuss their "responsibility to protect" them, writes Ann Garrison. "Fierce new ethnic nationalisms were born as a result of the TPLF's brutal 30-year rule and its divide-and-conquer ethnic strategy, and this is very dangerous." Nearly 554,000 people are…

Monica Moorehead (2021-06-16). International webinar pays tribute to Ramsey Clark. workers.org Ramsey Clark, human rights fighter and former U.S. Attorney General, who died April 9 at age 93, was memorialized by hundreds of people, from the U.S. and worldwide, who attended an international webinar June 13. Ramsey Clark and current Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, 2006 in New York City The program . . . |

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-16). Iran HR council responds to Biden's tweet on democracy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — Iran's human rights council has reacted to a tweet by US President Joe Biden, saying that the American democracy exports has yielded no results but coup detate, chaos, more opium plantation, and civil war.

Isabella Kaminski (2021-06-16). Norwegian Arctic oil drilling targeted by campaigners in new legal action. nationofchange.org "But our application to the European Court of Human Rights is for me the manifestation of action and hope in the face of this crisis."

WSWS (2021-06-16). UK High Court rules six asylum seekers were detained illegally in Napier barracks. wsws.org After briefly emptying the barracks in early April, the Home Office has begun to fill Napier again, with the site housing up to 265 migrants, with around 12 in each block.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-16). Black Votes Matter, UNITE HERE lead Juneteenth Freedom March for voting rights. peoplesworld.org LAS VEGAS—Somehow, and deliberately, it is fitting that a nationwide Freedom March cross-country bus caravan, led by Black Voters Matter and the UNITE HERE union, would start for D.C. from the deepest area of the Deep South on Juneteenth. The unhappy problem it's meant to tackle is to educate and mobilize Black voters—and pressure federal …

Staff (2021-06-16). Letter to Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra: Israeli Apartheid Not Welcome in Canadian Ports #BlocktheBoat. samidoun.net (The following letter was sent today to Canada's Transport Minister Omar Alghabra and called on "the Canadian government to stop legitimizing the crimes of apartheid…and suspend all instances of Zim-operated ships docking and unloading in Canadian ports.". This action is part of the growing demand that Canada must hold Israel accountable, through economic sanctions and a bilateral arms embargo.) June 15, 2021 Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra Ottawa, Ontario In recent weeks, people of conscience in Canada watched in horror as the Israeli regime ruthlessly targeted Palestinians from all regions of historic Pal…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-16). US-Russia Joint Statement, Putin's Remarks Following 'Constructive' Meeting With Joe Biden. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 16th, US President Joe Biden met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. |

Eds. (2021-06-16). Outrage as COVAX reports blocked vaccine payments, U.S. sanctions blamed. mronline.org Venezuela's efforts at the Copa America football tournament have also been derailed after 15 players and staffers caught the virus, prompting calls for an investigation. | June 16, 2021 | Newswire…

Rev. Susan K. Smith, Rev. Levon C. Manzie (2021-06-16). Black Churches Can Lead the Way on Voting Rights. otherwords.org Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith and Rev. Levon C. Manzie | We suspected it for years, and now we know it: Jim Crow was never dead. You might even say he was too mean to die. | We know this because in too many places, the forces of racism are raging as laws aimed squarely at suppressing the votes of Black and brown Americans pass in state after state. New voting restrictions This is a bitter pill for those of us…

Staff (2021-06-16). Congressman McGovern Admits the United States Uses Venezuelan Lives as 'Bargaining Chips'. orinocotribune.com A US congressman has asked the US President Joe Biden to "correct the course of US policy" towards Venezuela and lift all the sanctions against the South American country. | "I think the time has come to correct the course of US policy towards Venezuela," wrote Democrat Congressman Jim McGovern in a The Massachusetts legislator condemned the sanctions that have been imposed on the Venezuelan oil industry, on its…

_____ (2021-06-16). Sanctions On Syria — A Silent Death And Killing Hope. popularresistance.org Sanctions are very often described, by those enforcing them, as "non-lethal" measures. I would argue that sanctions, when used as a brutal and vindictive component of a neo-colonialist hybrid war strategy, are arguably more devastating than a military war. When they are imposed by global super-force nations against target nations like Syria, in conjunction with a proxy war that has been fomented and sustained by the same nations, it becomes as much a weapon of mass destruction as the terrorist/mercenary armies these US aligned nations have unleashed upon the Syrian people. Thus it is almost impossible to speak ab…

_____ (2021-06-16). Sanctions on Syria — a silent death and killing hope. popularresistance.org The US Coalition is effectively following a policy of collective extermination of the Syrian people by military and economic means. This is a crime against Humanity, a war crime and a flagrant violation of the right to life and a life of dignity. Syria is a member of the United Nations, these coercive unilateral measures targeting the people of Syria are a violation of the UN Charter.

Staff (2021-06-16). Venezuela Denounces 83.7% Drop in Food Imports Due to Sanctions Before FAO. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Food, Carlos Leal Tellería, decried this Tuesday that food imports in Venezuela have fallen by 83.7% due to the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the South American country by the United States and Europe. He made this comment during his speech at the 42nd conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). | "These measures [the sanctions] have caused a 83.7 % drop in food imports, thus preventing the international procurement of raw produce, manufactured goods and inputs for agricultural production, as well as sanctioning most international and national…

Staff (2021-06-16). Venezuela Denounces Before FAO 83.7% Drop in Food Imports due to Sanctions. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Food, Carlos Leal Tellería, decried this Tuesday that food imports in Venezuela have fallen by 83.7% due to the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the South American country by the United States and Europe. He made this comment during his speech at the 42nd conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). | "These measures [the sanctions] have caused a 83.7 % drop in food imports, thus preventing the international procurement of raw produce, manufactured goods and inputs for agricultural production, as well as sanctioning most international and national…

Joan Walsh (2021-06-16). Trump Toady Mark Meadows Is Running a Legal Group That Promotes White Rights. thenation.com Trump Toady Mark Meadows Is Running a Legal Group That Promotes White Rights…

Disability Rights California (2021-06-16). Tuesday 6/22: LGBTQ+ Communities & Mental Health: Thriving with Courage in the Face of Adversity. indybay.org Online webinar…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-16). Sunday 6/20: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 2). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-16). Saturday 6/19: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 1). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and online voting rights training…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-16). Monday 6/21: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 3). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

Kellie Carter Jackson (2021-06-16). The United States' First Civil Rights Movement. thenation.com The United States' First Civil Rights Movement…

L. Ali Khan (2021-06-16). China's Flawed Claims to Internal Sovereignty. counterpunch.org In 2019, a U.N. report analyzed China's Counter-Terrorism Law as applied to the residents of Xinjiang. The report asserted that the reeducation facilities, also known as "vocational training centers," are effectively detention camps because of their coercive nature. The Chinese authorities have forced between 1 million to 1.5 million Uighurs into these facilities. There are

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-16). EU, US say lifting of sanctions is JCPOA 'essential part'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — The European Union and the United States have confirmed in a joint statement that the removal of sanctions on Iran constitutes an "essential part" of the Iran nuclear agreement known as the JCPOA.

WSWS (2021-06-16). Australian government refuses to allow Tamil refugee family to return to Biloela. wsws.org The decision to keep the family detained in Perth, under continued threat of deportation, poses critical political issues.

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2021-06-16: News Headlines

Free Commander X (2021-06-16). Commander X taken from Mexico by the United States government. indybay.org On Friday June 11th, 2021 between 3: 30 P.M. and 4: 00 P.M. (Mexico City hours), Christopher Doyon was illegally detained. Known Worldwide as Commander X, this Hactivist has the quality of refugee recognized by the Mexican government, and even so he was handed over to the United States government, in violation of his human rights. We demand the Mexican government to act in benefit of the rights of Commander X and manage his urgent release.

A Guest Author (2021-06-16). The case of Alex Saab. workers.org By Sara Flounders and Roger D. Harris Facing the possible extradition to the U.S. of a Venezuelan diplomat on bogus charges, an emergency human rights delegation organized by the International Campaign to Free Alex Saab on June 3 flew to Cabo Verde, where Saab is imprisoned. This island archipelago . . . |

Isabella Kaminski (2021-06-16). Norwegian Arctic oil drilling targeted by campaigners in new legal action. nationofchange.org "But our application to the European Court of Human Rights is for me the manifestation of action and hope in the face of this crisis."

Anonymous669 (2021-06-16). Chaos Continues In Turkish-Occupied Areas: Two Killed, Four Wounded In New Afrin Attack (Videos). southfront.org Screen grab from a video showing the aftermath of the recent blast in Afrin, Syria. | On June 15, two people were killed and four others were wounded in yet another blast in the Turkish-occupied Syrian area of Afrin in northern Aleppo. | The blast was reportedly caused by a booby-trapped vehicle that blew up near Kafr Janneh junction to the northeast of Afrin's city center. | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, one of the two casualties was the driver of the booby-trapped vehicle. He is yet to…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-16). Syrian Artillery Hammered Another Turkish Post In Greater Idlib (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. | On June 16, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) hammered a Turkish military post in the southern part of the Greater Idlib region. | According to several pro-opposition sources, including the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, several shells landed in the vicinity of…

Monica Moorehead (2021-06-16). International webinar pays tribute to Ramsey Clark. workers.org Ramsey Clark, human rights fighter and former U.S. Attorney General, who died April 9 at age 93, was memorialized by hundreds of people, from the U.S. and worldwide, who attended an international webinar June 13. Ramsey Clark and current Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, 2006 in New York City The program . . . |

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-16). Iran HR council responds to Biden's tweet on democracy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — Iran's human rights council has reacted to a tweet by US President Joe Biden, saying that the American democracy exports has yielded no results but coup detate, chaos, more opium plantation, and civil war.

news.un (2021-06-16). Milestone moment for UN principles on business and human rights, but abuses persist. news.un.org Although more companies are committing to respect human rights, gaps and challenges remain, UN experts said on Wednesday in assessing a decade of standards for business that take the wellbeing of people and the planet into consideration.

WSWS (2021-06-16). UK High Court rules six asylum seekers were detained illegally in Napier barracks. wsws.org After briefly emptying the barracks in early April, the Home Office has begun to fill Napier again, with the site housing up to 265 migrants, with around 12 in each block.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-16). Black Votes Matter, UNITE HERE lead Juneteenth Freedom March for voting rights. peoplesworld.org LAS VEGAS—Somehow, and deliberately, it is fitting that a nationwide Freedom March cross-country bus caravan, led by Black Voters Matter and the UNITE HERE union, would start for D.C. from the deepest area of the Deep South on Juneteenth. The unhappy problem it's meant to tackle is to educate and mobilize Black voters—and pressure federal …

Staff (2021-06-16). Letter to Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra: Israeli Apartheid Not Welcome in Canadian Ports #BlocktheBoat. samidoun.net (The following letter was sent today to Canada's Transport Minister Omar Alghabra and called on "the Canadian government to stop legitimizing the crimes of apartheid…and suspend all instances of Zim-operated ships docking and unloading in Canadian ports.". This action is part of the growing demand that Canada must hold Israel accountable, through economic sanctions and a bilateral arms embargo.) June 15, 2021 Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra Ottawa, Ontario In recent weeks, people of conscience in Canada watched in horror as the Israeli regime ruthlessly targeted Palestinians from all regions of historic Pal…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-16). US-Russia Joint Statement, Putin's Remarks Following 'Constructive' Meeting With Joe Biden. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 16th, US President Joe Biden met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. |

Eds. (2021-06-16). Outrage as COVAX reports blocked vaccine payments, U.S. sanctions blamed. mronline.org Venezuela's efforts at the Copa America football tournament have also been derailed after 15 players and staffers caught the virus, prompting calls for an investigation. | June 16, 2021 | Newswire…

WSWS (2021-06-16). Australian government refuses to allow Tamil refugee family to return to Biloela. wsws.org The decision to keep the family detained in Perth, under continued threat of deportation, poses critical political issues.

Staff (2021-06-16). Congressman McGovern Admits the United States Uses Venezuelan Lives as 'Bargaining Chips'. orinocotribune.com A US congressman has asked the US President Joe Biden to "correct the course of US policy" towards Venezuela and lift all the sanctions against the South American country. | "I think the time has come to correct the course of US policy towards Venezuela," wrote Democrat Congressman Jim McGovern in a The Massachusetts legislator condemned the sanctions that have been imposed on the Venezuelan oil industry, on its…

_____ (2021-06-16). Sanctions on Syria — a silent death and killing hope. popularresistance.org The US Coalition is effectively following a policy of collective extermination of the Syrian people by military and economic means. This is a crime against Humanity, a war crime and a flagrant violation of the right to life and a life of dignity. Syria is a member of the United Nations, these coercive unilateral measures targeting the people of Syria are a violation of the UN Charter.

Staff (2021-06-16). Venezuela Denounces Before FAO 83.7% Drop in Food Imports due to Sanctions. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Minister for Food, Carlos Leal Tellería, decried this Tuesday that food imports in Venezuela have fallen by 83.7% due to the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the South American country by the United States and Europe. He made this comment during his speech at the 42nd conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). | "These measures [the sanctions] have caused a 83.7 % drop in food imports, thus preventing the international procurement of raw produce, manufactured goods and inputs for agricultural production, as well as sanctioning most international and national…

Disability Rights California (2021-06-16). Tuesday 6/22: LGBTQ+ Communities & Mental Health: Thriving with Courage in the Face of Adversity. indybay.org Online webinar…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-16). Sunday 6/20: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 2). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-16). Saturday 6/19: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 1). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and online voting rights training…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-16). Monday 6/21: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 3). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-16). EU, US say lifting of sanctions is JCPOA 'essential part'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — The European Union and the United States have confirmed in a joint statement that the removal of sanctions on Iran constitutes an "essential part" of the Iran nuclear agreement known as the JCPOA.

L. Ali Khan (2021-06-16). China's Flawed Claims to Internal Sovereignty. counterpunch.org In 2019, a U.N. report analyzed China's Counter-Terrorism Law as applied to the residents of Xinjiang. The report asserted that the reeducation facilities, also known as "vocational training centers," are effectively detention camps because of their coercive nature. The Chinese authorities have forced between 1 million to 1.5 million Uighurs into these facilities. There are

Joan Walsh (2021-06-16). Trump Toady Mark Meadows Is Running a Legal Group That Promotes White Rights. thenation.com Trump Toady Mark Meadows Is Running a Legal Group That Promotes White Rights…

Kellie Carter Jackson (2021-06-16). The United States' First Civil Rights Movement. thenation.com The United States' First Civil Rights Movement…

Free Commander X (2021-06-15). Commander X taken from Mexico by the United States government. indybay.org On Friday June 11th, 2021 between 3: 30 P.M. and 4: 00 P.M. (Mexico City hours), Christopher Doyon was illegally detained. Known Worldwide as Commander X, this Hactivist has the quality of refugee recognized by the Mexican government, and even so he was handed over to the United States government, in violation of his human rights. We demand the Mexican government to act in benefit of the rights of Commander X and manage his urgent release.

_____ (2021-06-15). US Abduction Of Venezuelan Diplomat, A Global Challenge. popularresistance.org With the possible extradition of a Venezuelan diplomat to the US on bogus charges, an emergency human rights delegation organized by the International Campaign to Free Alex Saab was quickly dispatched to Cabo Verde, where he is imprisoned. This island archipelago nation off the west coast of Africa is one of the smallest, poorest, and geographically isolated countries in the world. | The international human rights delegation did not gain Alex Saab's freedom. They were even denied a visit with him. But breakthroughs were made raising the visibility of the case, which involves enormous political, legal, and moral i…

Joris Leverink (2021-06-15). Debunking Canada's false narrative on human rights. roarmag.org Protest in solidarity with the struggle of the Wet'suwet'en peoples in Toronto, Canada — February 22, 2020. Photo: Last September, during his annual address to the United Nations General Assembly, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the UN for its inaction on state violations of human rights, stating that "there are few consequences for countries that ignore international rules […] few consequences for places where opposition figures are being poisoned while cyber tool…

The Socialist Program (2021-06-15). Biden Appeals for Imperialist United Front at G7. liberationnews.org The panel discusses the G7 summit and its leaders' hypocritical rhetoric about human rights and democracy, the fight against police brutality and the suppression of the movement against racism, the latest attacks on Ilhan Omar, and more.

teleSUR (2021-06-15). Guatemala: Mayans Reclaiming Their Land Remain in Detention. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's Center for Legal Action on Human Rights (CALDH) demanded the immediate release of 21 people from the Chicoyoguito community. | Related: | They were arrested a week ago at Coban Penal Center in the Alta Veraz department when they began a peaceful demonstration in defense of their territory. | The Mayan leaders demanded that Guatemala's state give them back ancestral lands stripped by the National Army 53 years ago for the installation of a military zone…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-15). Protests against police brutality in Tunisia met with more violence. peoplesdispatch.org The Tunisian League of Human Rights (LTDH) in a statement condemned the violence unleashed by the security forces. They accused the government of prime minister Hichem Mechichi of trying to "silence the voices of protest."

Anonymous103 (2021-06-15). Publicity and Exploitation: Fortress Australia and the Family from Biloela. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | Australian officials and paper mad types are running out of ideas as to how to be cruel towards refugees. We need to give them some credit: for years they have tried to do what most autocratic and murderous regimes do in a heartbeat: ignore international law, treat it with disdain and use those feeble excuses in the service of sovereignty. | As with any system of harm and torture, the justifiers cite a h…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-06-15). AFL-CIO leader: No coincidence unions and voting rights under attack simultaneously. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—Labor's strong campaign to preserve and strengthen voting rights, joined by those of civil rights, religious, and civic allies, took center stage at a key session of the AFL-CIO's Northeast Regional meeting for union leaders and activists. But speakers, including federation Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, the keynoter, didn't neglect other causes, especially the Protect the …

Steve Sweeney (2021-06-15). Nicaragua warns of election interference, hits out at U.S. sanctions. peoplesworld.org Nicaragua has demanded an end to "all illegal and coercive measures," including U.S. sanctions, as it warned of a dirty tricks campaign ahead of November's presidential and parliamentary elections. "An unprecedented and relentless attack is unfolding against Nicaragua's government and people are driven by false narratives advanced by right-wing, U.S.-financed media outlets and 'opposition' figures," …

Alethea Redfern (2021-06-15). The Weekly Round-Up: "Freedom Day" delayed. ukhumanrightsblog.com In this week's round-up: legal commentators criticise the "Freedom Day" delays, a gender-critical belief employment discrimination case, and a decision on the Zambrano right to reside.

Eds. (2021-06-15). In workplace rights debate, who's looking out for China's interns? mronline.org Fueled by pandemic restrictions and a glut of qualified applicants, competition for internship slots is growing fiercer all the time. | June 15, 2021 | Newswire…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-15). Genocide and War Crimes: The Effects of "Sanctions" Against Syria. libya360.wordpress.com Misión Verdad In Venezuela we have experienced the direct offensive of U.S. unilateral coercive measures (UCM) first hand. But we are not the only country that has been a victim of the financial-economic-commercial criminality of the United States and its "partners", nor the last to suffer its consequences. Other peoples in their struggle of resistance…

Disability Rights California (2021-06-15). Tuesday 6/22: LGBTQ+ Communities & Mental Health: Thriving with Courage in the Face of Adversity. indybay.org Online webinar…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-15). Monday 6/21: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 3). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-15). Sunday 6/20: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 2). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and voter rights actions…

SCLC of Southern California (2021-06-15). Saturday 6/19: Remember, Renew, Restore: Voter Rights Actions & Remember Freedom Summer Murders (Day 1). indybay.org Virtual commemoration and online voting rights training…

Lawrence Davidson (2021-06-15). When Academics Take the Side of State Power. counterpunch.org The growing divide in the United States between Zionists and supporters of Palestinian rights has led to pronounced tensions in academia. Much has been said about increasing pro-Palestinian student protests as well as the activities of pro-Israel boards of governors, presidents, deans, etc. The latter try to guard their campuses from pro-Palestinian faculty, student clubs,

Staff (2021-06-15). Cuban President thanks global solidarity in the face of US blockade. en.cubadebate.cu Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has thanked the international solidarity against the economic, commercial and financial blockade the US imposed on the island's for nearly six decades. On Twitter, the Cuban leader wrote that his country has been lately supported from several nations condemning the outrageous US blockade. 'Our gratitude for joining us in the legitimate defense of our rights,' Díaz-Canel live-tweeted, adding #EliminaElBloqueo.

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