2021-07-27: News Headlines

_____ (2021-07-27). Opening Declaration Of The Counter-Mobilization To Transform Corporate Food Systems. popularresistance.org The only just and sustainable path forward is to immediately halt and transform corporate globalized food systems. The first step on this path is fully recognizing, implementing, and enforcing the human right to adequate food. While foundational, the right to adequate food is indivisible from other basic human rights, such as the right to health, housing, safe working conditions, living wages, social protection, clean environments, and civil-political rights including collective bargaining and political participation, which collectively should be central to any food system process.

Moderator (2021-07-27). Steven Donziger Slams Criminal Contempt Ruling as 'Message of Intimidation'. scheerpost.com Earth Island Journal] By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams Editor's Note: Read Chris Hedges' piece on Donziger's case here and listen to Robert Scheer's interview with the environmental lawyer here. Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger said Monday that he is a victim of an "obvious travesty of justice" and vowed to appeal after a judge found him guilty on six counts of criminal contempt of court. |

Jake Johnson (2021-07-27). Chevron's Devastating Pollution of Ecuadorian Amazon: Donziger Slams Criminal Contempt Ruling as 'Message of Intimidation' to Human Rights Lawyers. globalresearch.ca

Melvin Goodman (2021-07-27). The Continuing Horror of CIA's Torture and Abuse. counterpunch.org Nearly two decades ago, the Central Intelligence Agency began its sadistic program of torture and abuse, and the Department of Defense created a prison at Guantanamo to evade U.S. law. We are still learning about the horrors of the Global War on Terror. On July 16, military prosecutors finally asked to erase information obtained through

Michelle Chen (2021-07-27). You Can Work but Not Stay. progressive.org Immigrant rights activists are trying to convince elected officials that workers are essential enough to be given a path to citizenship.

Donald Monaco (2021-07-27). U.S. Sanctions: Weapons of Economic Warfare. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-07-27). Calls Grow for Biden to Close Guantánamo Military Prison as U.S. Sanctions Cuba over Human Rights. democracynow.org As the United States imposes new Cuba sanctions, citing human rights abuses, we look at the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a notorious gulag that President Biden himself has called an "advertisement for creating terror." This month, the first Guantánamo Bay prisoner to be released under the Biden administration, Abdul Latif Nasser, returned to his home country of Morocco after nearly two decades of being held without charge even though he was cleared for release in 2016. There are 39 other prisoners still at Guantánamo, nearly two decades after the start of…

Staff (2021-07-27). "Tired of Waiting": Cuban Americans Say Biden Broke Promise to Lift Cuba Sanctions & Thaw Relations. democracynow.org After rare anti-government protests in Cuba, Cuban Americans are speaking out to demand the U.S. government end its blockade of the island. But President Joe Biden has responded with new sanctions. We speak with Cuban American Carlos Lazo, who just led a march from Miami to the White House with Puentes de Amor, or Bridges of Love, and says President Biden promised during the 2020 presidential campaign to undo Trump sanctions and return to a more constructive relationship with Cuba. "After seven months, he did nothing," says Lazo. "We get tired of waiting." We also speak with Latin American affairs scholar William…

Fight Back (2021-07-27). Western left intellectuals and their love affair with the attempted 'color revolution' in Cuba. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Noam Chomsky, Gilbert Achcar, Paul Le Blanc, Suzi Weissman, Tithi Bhattacharya, Charlie Post, Robert Brenner, Gayatri Spivak, Alex Callinicos, Ashley Smith, Eric Toussaint, Marc Cooper, Etienne Balibar. These are a handful of the over 500 signatories on an open letter directed to the blockaded Cuban government on July 12 demanding "respect for the democratic rights of all Cuban people" and the release of "dissident Marxist" Frank García Hernández and his comrades from jail after the protests of July 11. | These signatories are high-profile academic socialists in the U.S. and Europe, featured promine…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-07-27). SF March to Pass Medicare For All Now. indybay.org Protesters vow to take issue to UN as human rights complaint if M4A is not passed…

news.un (2021-07-27). Myanmar: Rights expert calls for 'COVID ceasefire', urges UN action. news.un.org The UN independent expert on the human rights situation in Myanmar on Tuesday called for a "COVID ceasefire" for the country, as infections and deaths soar even as the military junta escalates attacks against healthcare workers.

Human Rights Watch (2021-07-27). Ben and Jerry's Is Shunning Israeli Settlements. The US Should Too. juancole.com By Sari Bashi | Special Advisor, Program Office | — Published in: Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) ( Human Rights Watch ) — Ben & Jerry's, the popular Vermont-based ice cream company, announced earlier this week that it will stop selling its products to Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Activists have …

Staff (2021-07-27). Headlines for July 27, 2021. democracynow.org California & New York City to Require Workers to Get Vaccine or Weekly Tests, CDC: Florida Accounts for One in Five of All U.S. COVID Cases, Study: Lifting of Eviction Moratoriums Resulted in Over 10,000 COVID Deaths, Tokyo Reports Record Number of COVID Cases as It Hosts Olympics, Protesters Denounce "Coup" as Tunisian President Expands Power Grab, U.S. Troops to Remain in Iraq, But Biden Says "Combat Mission" Is Ending, 57 Feared Dead as Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Libya, Human Rights Watch Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza Assault, Lebanese Billionaire Tapped to Be Next Prime Minister, U.S. Sends Over 2 Doze…

Staff (2021-07-27). Beijing Accuses US of Making an 'Imaginary Enemy' of China & Demands Lifting of Sanctions During High-Level Talks. orinocotribune.com Relations between Beijing and Washington are "at a standstill," said Chinese Vice Foreign Affairs Minister Xie Feng during a visit to China by the US undersecretary of state. | On Monday, July 26, Beijing accused Washington of wanting to turn China into an "imaginary enemy" to divert attention from their own domestic problems and to stifle the Asian country, reported Reuters. | "The US wants to rekindle a sense of national purpose by establishing China as an 'imaginary enemy,'" Chinese Vice Foreign Affairs Minister Xie Feng was quoted as saying on state television during the visit by US Undersecretary of State We…

_____ (2021-07-26). Palestine Welcomes Decision To Investigate Israeli Violations. popularresistance.org On Thursday, Palestine welcomed a decision by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNCHR) to form an independent international commission to investigate Israeli violations of Palestinian rights. The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the council's decision "reflects the international community's persistence to implement international law and protect Palestinian human rights," said the Palestinian Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Paul Dobson (2021-07-26). CONINDUSTRIA: Venezuela's Industry Paralyzed by Fuel Shortages. venezuelanalysis.com Washington has recently tightened its "devastating" sanctions, especially targeting diesel supply and production.

John Peter Daly (2021-07-26). Film review: Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution. liberationnews.org The documentary tells the story of how the interactions in the summer of 1972 at Camp Jened, a camp for disabled teens in the Catskills, New York, helped build the militant grass roots disability rights movement.

_____ (2021-07-26). Bob Moses: Organizer And Civil Rights Pioneer. popularresistance.org At a time when voting rights are under assault, it is important to remember the legacy of Bob Moses, a brilliant community organizer who died on Saturday at age 86. Moses was a key architect of the movement to enlist Southern Black workers and sharecroppers to register to vote, a campaign that eventually pressured Congress to pass the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a momentous victory which the Republican Party has steadily sought to erode.

Tom O'Connor (2021-07-26). China Backs Cuba in Saying US Should Apply Sanctions to Itself. anti-empire.com China has supported Cuba's argument that the United States should consider applying sanctions to itself for alleged human rights abuses before taking on other countries. | Speaking Friday at a press conference in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian asserted that his country "firmly supports the efforts of the Cuban government and people to maintain social stability" as President The latest measures, unveiled Thursd…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-26). Tunisian president ousts PM and suspends parliament after protests and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the situation in Tunisia after the ousting of Prime Minister Mechechi and the suspension of the parliament by President Saied, the arrest of pro-democracy Members of Parliament in Swaziland amid the continued repression of the struggle for democracy, protests across the US against the imposition of sanctions and other coercive measures against Cuba, and the #ForaBolsonaro protests in Brazil demanding the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro, proper vaccine access, and emergency aid.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-26). People across the US demand an end to the blockade of Cuba. peoplesdispatch.org Anti-war protesters participated in the nationwide demonstrations against the Biden administration's escalation of tensions with Cuba and the "criminal" sanctions imposed on the island nation…

news.un (2021-07-26). Free, fair Palestinian elections, must include East Jerusalem: UN experts. news.un.org Landmark elections in the Occupied Palestinian territory must be rescheduled soon and include East Jerusalem, three UN independent human rights experts said in a statement on Monday.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-26). Israel launches missile attack on Gaza, restricts fishing zone. peoplesdispatch.org The restrictions on the fishing zone have been criticized for being form of collective punishment which is against international human rights and also a violation of the Oslo accords…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-26). Paramilitary violence spikes in Colombia. peoplesdispatch.org Paramilitary violence has once again reached worrying levels in Colombia. Massacres, assassinations of social leaders and former FARC combatants, and incidents of forced displacement have been on the rise. The majority of the incidents have been concentrated in the Pacific and Northwest regions of the country where there has been a significant expansion of illegal armed and drug trafficking groups, according to human rights organizations. | As per the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ), this year, as of July 25,

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-26). Rights groups again urge US president to stop military aid to Egypt. peoplesdispatch.org Human rights organizations reiterated their demand for the US government to suspend military aid to Egypt amid rampant human rights violations by the government of al-Sisi.

_____ (2021-07-26). Donziger Slams Criminal Contempt Ruling as 'Message of Intimidation' to Human Rights Lawyers. commondreams.org The Korean Armistice Agreement and the war it holds in abeyance are a "still-present-past"—and the Biden administration must support efforts for a binding peace agreement.

Staff (2021-07-26). Headlines for July 26, 2021. democracynow.org France Approves COVID Health Pass; Germany Considers Restrictions for Unvaccinated People, COVID Cases Skyrocket in Southeast Asia, with Children Making Up 12.5% of Indonesian Death Toll, Fauci Says U.S. "Going in the Wrong Direction"; St. Louis Reintroduces Indoor Mask Mandate, 4,000 Homebound Detainees Could Be Sent Back to Prison After Pandemic Emergency Order Lifted, Tunisia's President Sacks Prime Minister, Suspends Parliament Following Protests, Afghanistan Sees Record Number of Casualties in 2021; U.S. Could Continue Airstrikes Beyond August, U.S. Launches Second Drone Strike in Somalia in Under a Week, Is…

Taroa Zúñiga Silva (2021-07-26). Sex Workers and COVID-19: Resisting the Pandemic and Criminalization. counterpunch.org "What the state does not regulate," Orellano says, "the market regulates." The market, for sex workers, is framed by the fact of the criminalization of sex workers. Because sex workers "lack recognition and rights, markets emerge that thrive through our precariousness," states Orellano.

Euan Lynch (2021-07-26). Be Careful What You Tweet For (part 3). ukhumanrightsblog.com Forstater v CGD Europe & Others [2019] UKEAT/0105/20/JOJ The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that the belief that biological sex is immutable is a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010. Maya Forstater (the "Claimant") holds gender-critical beliefs: that biological sex is real, important, immutable and not to be conflated with gender identity. She …

Byul Ryanim (2021-07-26). The Weekly Round-Up: Freedom Day, Tokyo 2020 and the Judicial Review and Courts Bill. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: Monday was England's so-called 'Freedom Day', with the final coronavirus restrictions lifted. This means nightclubs can reopen; bars are no longer table service only; there are no more limits on attendee numbers at large events; and it is no longer mandatory to wear face coverings in public spaces, although the recommendation to …

Amy Goodman (2021-07-26). Civil Rights Leader, Educator Bob Moses Dies at 86. truthout.org Image Credit: Twitter: @SNCC60th | We remember the life of Bob Moses, the civil rights leader who left his job as a New York City high school teacher to register Black voters in Mississippi in the 1960s, facing down horrific violence and intimidation to become one of the icons of the movement. He died Sunday at age 86. Moses spent his later years as an advocate for improved math education, teaching thousands of students across the United States through the Algebra Project, the nonprofit he founded. Moses spoke to Democrac…

Bernard D'Mello (2021-07-26). People's lawyer P. A. Sebastian and the Socialist Project. mronline.org Sebastian, in his writings in The Fight to Win Rights, is direct, and honest, unafraid to state unpalatable facts. Blunt and matter-of-fact, his words seem to be deliberately chosen to appeal to the conscience of people, his mode of expression reflecting his commitment to justice and the truth.

Staff (2021-07-26). Remembering Civil Rights Icon Bob Moses: Organized SNCC, Miss. Freedom Summer & Algebra Project. democracynow.org We remember the life of Bob Moses, the civil rights leader who left his job as a New York City high school teacher to register Black voters in Mississippi in the 1960s, facing down horrific violence and intimidation to become one of the icons of the movement. He died Sunday at age 86. Moses spent his later years as an advocate for improved math education, teaching thousands of students across the United States through the Algebra Project, the nonprofit he founded. Moses spoke to Democracy Now! in 2009, on the first day of the Obama presidency, recalling the 1964 fight for Black representation within the Democrati…

Kayleigh Skinner (2021-07-26). 'May his light continue to guide us': Civil rights leader Bob Moses dies at 86. zcomm.org "So may his light continue to guide us as we face another wave of Jim Crow laws. His example is more important now than ever…Rest in power Bob."

_____ (2021-07-26). Tributes Pour in for Civil Rights Activist Bob Moses, Dead at 86. commondreams.org "No force on earth can stop an idea whose time has come," Victor Hugo once said. The time for the Farm System Reform Act is now. We can't afford to continue the downward spiral from an unsustainable food system. Here's how we must change it.

Tram Nguyen (2021-07-26). How Virginia Won the South's Strongest Voting Rights Act. zcomm.org Interview on organizing for expansive voting rights legislation, the importance of grassroots organizing at the state level, and the urgent need for federal action on voting rights…

_____ (2021-07-26). Climate Crisis Will Bring More Record-Smashing Heat Waves in Coming Decades, Study Says. commondreams.org "Ending this unconstitutional practice is imperative to ensure that foreign intelligence surveillance does not swallow Americans' privacy rights."

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2021-07-26: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-26). Israel launches missile attack on Gaza, restricts fishing zone. peoplesdispatch.org The restrictions on the fishing zone have been criticized for being form of collective punishment which is against international human rights and also a violation of the Oslo accords…

_____ (2021-07-26). Palestine Welcomes Decision To Investigate Israeli Violations. popularresistance.org On Thursday, Palestine welcomed a decision by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNCHR) to form an independent international commission to investigate Israeli violations of Palestinian rights. The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the council's decision "reflects the international community's persistence to implement international law and protect Palestinian human rights," said the Palestinian Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-26). Rights groups again urge US president to stop military aid to Egypt. peoplesdispatch.org Human rights organizations reiterated their demand for the US government to suspend military aid to Egypt amid rampant human rights violations by the government of al-Sisi.

Paul Dobson (2021-07-26). CONINDUSTRIA: Venezuela's Industry Paralyzed by Fuel Shortages. venezuelanalysis.com Washington has recently tightened its "devastating" sanctions, especially targeting diesel supply and production.

Bernard D'Mello (2021-07-26). People's lawyer P. A. Sebastian and the Socialist Project. mronline.org Sebastian, in his writings in The Fight to Win Rights, is direct, and honest, unafraid to state unpalatable facts. Blunt and matter-of-fact, his words seem to be deliberately chosen to appeal to the conscience of people, his mode of expression reflecting his commitment to justice and the truth.

_____ (2021-07-26). Bob Moses: Organizer And Civil Rights Pioneer. popularresistance.org At a time when voting rights are under assault, it is important to remember the legacy of Bob Moses, a brilliant community organizer who died on Saturday at age 86. Moses was a key architect of the movement to enlist Southern Black workers and sharecroppers to register to vote, a campaign that eventually pressured Congress to pass the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a momentous victory which the Republican Party has steadily sought to erode.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-07-26). People across the US demand an end to the blockade of Cuba. peoplesdispatch.org Anti-war protesters participated in the nationwide demonstrations against the Biden administration's escalation of tensions with Cuba and the "criminal" sanctions imposed on the island nation…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-07-26). SF March to Pass Medicare For All Now. indybay.org Protesters vow to take issue to UN as human rights complaint if M4A is not passed…

Tom O'Connor (2021-07-26). China Backs Cuba in Saying US Should Apply Sanctions to Itself. anti-empire.com China has supported Cuba's argument that the United States should consider applying sanctions to itself for alleged human rights abuses before taking on other countries. | Speaking Friday at a press conference in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian asserted that his country "firmly supports the efforts of the Cuban government and people to maintain social stability" as President The latest measures, unveiled Thursd…

_____ (2021-07-26). Donziger Slams Criminal Contempt Ruling as 'Message of Intimidation' to Human Rights Lawyers. commondreams.org The Korean Armistice Agreement and the war it holds in abeyance are a "still-present-past"—and the Biden administration must support efforts for a binding peace agreement.

Staff (2021-07-26). Headlines for July 26, 2021. democracynow.org France Approves COVID Health Pass; Germany Considers Restrictions for Unvaccinated People, COVID Cases Skyrocket in Southeast Asia, with Children Making Up 12.5% of Indonesian Death Toll, Fauci Says U.S. "Going in the Wrong Direction"; St. Louis Reintroduces Indoor Mask Mandate, 4,000 Homebound Detainees Could Be Sent Back to Prison After Pandemic Emergency Order Lifted, Tunisia's President Sacks Prime Minister, Suspends Parliament Following Protests, Afghanistan Sees Record Number of Casualties in 2021; U.S. Could Continue Airstrikes Beyond August, U.S. Launches Second Drone Strike in Somalia in Under a Week, Is…

Taroa Zúñiga Silva (2021-07-26). Sex Workers and COVID-19: Resisting the Pandemic and Criminalization. counterpunch.org "What the state does not regulate," Orellano says, "the market regulates." The market, for sex workers, is framed by the fact of the criminalization of sex workers. Because sex workers "lack recognition and rights, markets emerge that thrive through our precariousness," states Orellano.

Staff (2021-07-26). Remembering Civil Rights Icon Bob Moses: Organized SNCC, Miss. Freedom Summer & Algebra Project. democracynow.org We remember the life of Bob Moses, the civil rights leader who left his job as a New York City high school teacher to register Black voters in Mississippi in the 1960s, facing down horrific violence and intimidation to become one of the icons of the movement. He died Sunday at age 86. Moses spent his later years as an advocate for improved math education, teaching thousands of students across the United States through the Algebra Project, the nonprofit he founded. Moses spoke to Democracy Now! in 2009, on the first day of the Obama presidency, recalling the 1964 fight for Black representation within the Democrati…

Euan Lynch (2021-07-26). Be Careful What You Tweet For (part 3). ukhumanrightsblog.com Forstater v CGD Europe & Others [2019] UKEAT/0105/20/JOJ The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that the belief that biological sex is immutable is a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010. Maya Forstater (the "Claimant") holds gender-critical beliefs: that biological sex is real, important, immutable and not to be conflated with gender identity. She …

John Peter Daly (2021-07-26). Film review: Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution. liberationnews.org The documentary tells the story of how the interactions in the summer of 1972 at Camp Jened, a camp for disabled teens in the Catskills, New York, helped build the militant grass roots disability rights movement.

Byul Ryanim (2021-07-26). The Weekly Round-Up: Freedom Day, Tokyo 2020 and the Judicial Review and Courts Bill. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: Monday was England's so-called 'Freedom Day', with the final coronavirus restrictions lifted. This means nightclubs can reopen; bars are no longer table service only; there are no more limits on attendee numbers at large events; and it is no longer mandatory to wear face coverings in public spaces, although the recommendation to …

Amy Goodman (2021-07-26). Civil Rights Leader, Educator Bob Moses Dies at 86. truthout.org Image Credit: Twitter: @SNCC60th | We remember the life of Bob Moses, the civil rights leader who left his job as a New York City high school teacher to register Black voters in Mississippi in the 1960s, facing down horrific violence and intimidation to become one of the icons of the movement. He died Sunday at age 86. Moses spent his later years as an advocate for improved math education, teaching thousands of students across the United States through the Algebra Project, the nonprofit he founded. Moses spoke to Democrac…

Kayleigh Skinner (2021-07-26). 'May his light continue to guide us': Civil rights leader Bob Moses dies at 86. zcomm.org "So may his light continue to guide us as we face another wave of Jim Crow laws. His example is more important now than ever…Rest in power Bob."

_____ (2021-07-26). Tributes Pour in for Civil Rights Activist Bob Moses, Dead at 86. commondreams.org "No force on earth can stop an idea whose time has come," Victor Hugo once said. The time for the Farm System Reform Act is now. We can't afford to continue the downward spiral from an unsustainable food system. Here's how we must change it.

Tram Nguyen (2021-07-26). How Virginia Won the South's Strongest Voting Rights Act. zcomm.org Interview on organizing for expansive voting rights legislation, the importance of grassroots organizing at the state level, and the urgent need for federal action on voting rights…

IMEMC News (2021-07-25). Israeli Colonists Fence A Spring To Prevent Shepherds From Using it. imemc.org On Sunday, Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, installed a fence around a water spring in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, before preventing the shepherds from using it. Aref Daraghma, a human rights activist, said the colonists installed a fence to isolate the Ein al-Hilwa water spring and prevented the …

scorinoco (2021-07-25). Chilean Senate Approves Marriage Equality. orinocotribune.com The lawmakers supported paternity rights, including adoption by same-sex couples. Since 2015, Chile has implemented a Civil Union agreement that granted several rights to same-sex couples. | On Tuesday, July 20, the Chilean Senate approved a bill on marriage equality, which can now pass to the Chamber of Deputies and the constitutional process of its adoption into law may advance. The bill is a landmark project in the predominantly Catholic conservative country. | According to a statement by the National Congress, the "the Senate approved by 28 votes in favor, 14 against and 0 abstentions the norms that regulate…

Asa Winstanley (2021-07-25). Israeli Meltdown as Tel Aviv accuses Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream of "Terrorism" for Boycotting illegal Israeli Squatter-Settlements in Palestine. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor) — A landmark victory in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement's (BDS) campaign against Israel came on Monday, with an announcement from Ben and Jerry's. After years of BDS campaign appeals to them, the US ice cream maker declared that it would no longer be selling its products in Israeli settlements …

Elijah Magnier (2021-07-25). The US has Attacked All Pragmatic Iranian Governments: No Nuclear Deal Soon. thealtworld.com Iran is no longer in a hurry to conclude a nuclear deal with the US, and it has not budged an inch from its position. | It is unclear whether it is former President Donald Trump's administration that pushed Iran to intransigence or whether all US administrations have been sincere in their goals to bring the Islamic Republic under the US's hegemony at all costs. Certainly, current President Joe Biden does not want to return to the 2015 agreement signed by President Barack Obama. President Biden does not want to lift all the sanctions on Iran imposed by his predecessor Trump and so refuses to approve the nuclear ag…

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