2021-11-29: News Headlines

Amy Goodman (2021-11-29). Calls Grow to Drop Murder Charges Against Black Teen Chrystul Kizer in Kenosha. truthout.org Since Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted under claims of self-defense for fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during racial justice protests last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin, another case in the city is drawing new national attention. Human rights advocates are calling for charges to be dropped in the case of Chrystul Kizer, who faces homicide and other charges for killing her white sex trafficker in 2018 after he drugged her and tried to rape her when she was just 17-years-old. Court…

Cynthia Rothschild (2021-11-29). Women human rights defenders remain steadfast in perilous times. zcomm.org Our work is challenging. We face killings, arrests and attacks every day. But we persist, because we are more needed than ever…

Staff (2021-11-29). Self-Defense? After Rittenhouse, Calls to Drop Murder Charges Against Black Teen Chrystul Kizer. democracynow.org Since Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted under claims of self-defense for fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during racial justice protests last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin, another case in the city is drawing new national attention. Human rights advocates are calling for charges to be dropped in the case of Chrystul Kizer, who faces homicide and other charges for killing her white sex trafficker in 2018 after he drugged her and tried to rape her when she was just 17-years-old. Court records show police knew Randall Volar had a history of sexually abusing underage Black girls. Although the court initiall…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-29). Palestinian administrative detainee Loay al-Ashqar ends hunger strike after deal on release. peoplesdispatch.org Two other administrative detainees, Hisham Abu Hawwash and Nidal Ballout, continue to be on hunger strike against their illegal administrative detention by Israel. They have been on hunger strike for 104 and 31 days, respectively…

Staff (2021-11-29). Two Palestinian prisoners continue hunger strike for freedom; Louay al-Ashqar suspends strike after 49 days. samidoun.net Palestinian prisoner Louay al-Ashqar suspended his hunger strike after 49 days with an agreement to set a specific date for the end of his administrative detention, Israeli imprisonment without charge or trial. Hisham Abu Hawash, on hunger strike for 104 days, and Nidal Ballout, on hunger strike for 30 days, are continuing to refuse food […] | The article

WSWS (2021-11-29). New Zealand Labour-led government continues attacks on immigrants. wsws.org The NZ Labour-Green Party government's record demonstrates that it has no concern for the rights of migrant workers, but the same is true for all the establishment parties.

Bernadette Smith (2021-11-29). The hidden cost of council amalgamation: a diversity perspective. greenleft.org.au Without sufficient regulations, independent oversight or practical compliance measures to protect people's rights and safety, the elderly and disabled are in danger of being injured or forced out of overcrowded, outsourced council-owned facilities. Bernadette Smith reports.

Emma-Louise Fenelon (2021-11-29). Loss of Chance with Sarah Lambert QC and Dominic Ruck Keene. ukhumanrightsblog.com In Episode 153, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Sarah Lambert QC and Dominic Ruck Keene about loss of chance in personal injury and clinical negligence cases. The episode discusses the following cases: Chester v Afshar [2004] UKHL 41. Gregg v Scott [2005] UKHL 2 Hotson v East Berkshire Area Health Authority [1987] AC 750 …

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-11-29). Negotiations between Iran, P4+1 in Vienna kick off. en.mehrnews.com The Vienna talks on the removal of sanctions against Iran have started in the Austrian capital on Monday.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-11-29). Iran to enter talks with 'serious will' for sanction removal. en.mehrnews.com Iranian top negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani announced the country's "serious will and strong preparation" on the eve of talks that are aimed at examining the prospect of the removal of the US sanctions against Iran.

teleSUR (2021-11-28). UN Calls for Peaceful and Transparent Elections in Honduras. telesurenglish.net The United Nations (UN) called on political actors in Honduras to conduct peaceful and transparent General Elections this Sunday. | RELATED: | In a press release, the UN vowed for Hondurans to be able to exercise their right to vote in an "informed and peaceful manner, in conditions of equality, without any type of discrimination and with full guarantee of human rights." | The UN System in the Central American natio…

_____ (2021-11-28). Taiwan: U.S. Deployment Area Against Mainland China Since 1945. strategic-culture.org It has never been more necessary than now that the EU should finally break away from the highly dangerous policy of the "only world power", which feels threatened and which is contrary to human rights and international law. | Under U.S. guidance, the regime of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek was installed in Taiwan beginning in 1945: He had already been supported by the USA in the 1920s, then also by Hitler's Germany. Taiwan is being instrumentalized against the People's Republic of China, again intensified since U.S. Presidents Obama and Trump. The current U.S. President Biden is even toying with a possible war wi…

_____ (2021-11-28). Sudan Coup: The Names And Faces Of The Protesters Killed. popularresistance.org On 25 October, Sudan's top general, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, declared a state of emergency in the country, ousting the government and detaining the country's civilian leadership, including Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. | The military takeover, which upended a two-year transition to civilian rule, was widely denounced by critics as a coup, and sparked a nationwide protest movement that has been violently repressed by armed forces. | One month later, the independent Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) has tallied the names of 42 protesters who have been killed between 21 October – one of the first protests…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-28). Barbados Is Throwing Off its Colonial Shackles. Now the Real Change Must Come. libya360.wordpress.com Kareem Smith Mia Mottley was criticised for involving Prince Charles in the republic celebration | PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo. All rights reserved Next week, Barbados will remove the Queen as its head of state, as it begins a new national journey to remove any lingering British influence Barbados is in the final stages of completing…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-28). Women Have Always Been at the Forefront of Sudanese Resistance. libya360.wordpress.com Shadia Abdel Moneim Women protesters in Khartoum, Sudan April 2019 | Ala Kheir/DPA/PA Images. All rights reserved A military coup carried out last month threatens to roll back the gains made in the 2019 revolution that overthrew al-Bashir's brutal regime Protests against authoritarianism and military regimes are not new to Sudan. Even the revolution that…

sputniknews (2021-11-28). Germany Warns US Congress Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Will 'Damage Transatlantic Unity', Docs Show. sputniknews.com The German Embassy in Washington reportedly handed American congressmen a document saying that the pipeline poses no threat to Ukraine or the EU and arguing that new restrictions could undermine US-German ties and weaken the credibility of the US government.

teleSUR (2021-11-28). Bridges of Love Solidarity Caravans Take The Streets in the US. telesurenglish.net As is a tradition every month since the beginning of the year, the promoter of the initiative, Cuban-American Carlos Lazo, summoned all those who advocate for the end of the Washington sanctions that suffocate Cuban families to meet in Miami. | Bridges of Love, Puentes de Amor, led by Carlos Lazo, delivered 28,000 petitions by Cuban Americans to the State Department calling for an end to the embargo.

teleSUR (2021-11-28). UN Women Demands Sanctioning Gender-based Violence in Honduras. telesurenglish.net The UN Women representative in Honduras, Margarita Bueso, demanded national laws establishing gender-based political violence against women as a crime. | RELATED: | Women's Political Observatory reported 19 attacks on female candidates for public elected posts between September and November this year. | "There are no channels for legalizing and sanctioning this type of violence," Bueso warned. | She highlighted the nee…

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2021-11-28: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-11-27). Sri Lanka: Katukelle Estate workers fight management attacks on wages and conditions. wsws.org Trade union collaboration with employers to impose harsh working conditions and attacks on workers' democratic rights has emboldened tea estate managers.

editor (2021-11-27). Grandmother Arrested at Drone Base While Distributing Leaflets. indybay.org Handcuffed and detained for 2+ hours, dressed in a "bunny suit," to highlight U.S. military's role in climate crisis, global mass extinction…

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