Daily Archives: August 8, 2021

2021-08-08: News Headlines

_____ (2021-08-08). Rania Khalek On US Mideast Genocide. popularresistance.org Around one quarter of the world lives in countries under unilateral United States sanctions. While American government officials insist that sanctions are targeted at officials committing human rights abuses in foreign countries, the United Nations notes that they always "disproportionately affect the poor and most vulnerable." | In Cuba, U.S. sanctions are causing shortages that led to widespread protests earlier this summer and are slowing the worldwide rollout of Cuba's domestically produced coronavirus vaccine. U.S. government documents explicitly state that the goal of the blockade of the island is to "decre…

Daniela Jimenez (2021-08-08). United States Finances Colombia's Police Brutality. orinocotribune.com In an interview with Rolling Stone Colombia, US Congressman Jim McGovern said that part of the US Congress agrees with a budget cut to reduce funding for Colombian security forces, so that the United States will not be an accomplice to police brutality in the South American country. "If that is not sufficient enough, we will review our help again," stated McGovern. "You can expect that the Biden administration will take seriously everything related to the protection of human rights." | Recently, the government of Iván Duque rejected a series of recommendations made by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-08-08). An Encounter at Nez Perce Creek. counterpunch.org Late June, Nez Perce Creek, Yellowstone. I was following closely the path the renegade Nez Perce took 115 years ago, a trail that allowed them to put some space between themselves and homicidal General Otis Howard and his US Army troops. Even then Yellowstone, already a national park, stood as a sanctuary of freedom and […] | To read this article, In order to read CP+ articles, your web browser must be set to accept cookies. |

Eve Ottenberg (2021-08-08). Fannie Lou Hamer and the Ongoing Struggle for Voting Rights. counterpunch.org Fannie Lou Hamer was a firebrand. She was a civil rights organizer that doesn't come along every day. Charismatic, she did not kowtow to charismatic leaders. An individual who was a force of nature, she preferred group leadership. A politician who could have led nationally, she believed fiercely in the local and in grassroots organizing. […] | To read this article, In order to read CP+ articles, your web browser must be set to acc…

Mike Ludwig (2021-08-08). Call for Voting Rights March on Washington. zcomm.org Nationwide, 18 states have passed 30 laws that restrict ballot access in one way or another in the months since Trump lost the 2020 election…

John Lewis Mobilization (2021-08-08). Tuesday 8/10: Voting Rights Now! Democracy Can't Wait Virtual Rally & Actions. indybay.org Virtual rally and voting rights actions event…

Staff (2021-08-07). WATCH: Taliban fighters joyride in Humvees after capturing Nimroz provincial capital & seizing more US-made weaponry. rt.com Taliban militants were spotted parading around in US-made Humvees after seizing a major city in Nimroz province, footage shows — the first regional capital to fall to the group as it launches a wave of attacks across Afghanistan. | The militants were seen making victory laps around the city of Zaranj on Friday afternoon in the captured vehicles, having just captured the provincial capital after overrunning Afghan government forces. |

sputniknews (2021-08-07). Watch Taliban Militants Parade in US-Made Humvees After Seizing Afghan Provincial Capital. sputniknews.com On Friday, Afghanistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ghulam Isaczai told the UN Security Council that the scale and scope of the ongoing Taliban* offensive in the country "are akin to an invasion unparalleled in the last 30 years of the conflict".

Dave DeCamp (2021-08-07). Hezbollah Fires Rockets in Response to Israeli Airstrikes. news.antiwar.com Hezbollah responded Friday to recent Israeli shelling and airstrikes in southern Lebanon by firing rockets into Israel. The incident marks the Israel said 19 rockets were launched from Lebanon and that it fired back with artillery after the barrage. The back and forth is the most significant escalation between Israel and Hezbollah in years, but no casualties were reported on either side. | Israel's initial shelling of Lebanon took place late We…

sputniknews (2021-08-07). Israel-Hezbollah Confrontation is 'Exchange of Messages', War is Not on Horizon, Expert Says. sputniknews.com The reason for this is not only the reluctance of Hezbollah to draw Lebanon into another bloody conflict, especially now when the country is mired in deep economic and political crises. It also stems from Israel being preoccupied with other problems and the split within its own coalition.

Staff (2021-08-07). Israel Lashes Out at Ben & Jerry's for Boycott in Occupied Palestinian Territory. truthout.org The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement got a powerful boost when Ben & Jerry's announced its boycott in the illegally Occupied Palestinian Territory. On July 19, the iconic ice cream company

Brett Wilkins (2021-08-07). Palestinians Refuse to Concede Land Rights to Israelis. zcomm.org "The minute we pay rent for our homes, it means we have given up ownership," said one woman who could be expelled to make way for Jewish settlers…

Sharmila Devi (2021-08-07). [World Report] Palestinian health NGO leader detained. thelancet.com Health and human rights organisations have requested the release of Shatha Odeh, director of the Palestinian Health Work Committees, who is being held by the Israeli military. Sharmila Devi reports.

Staff (2021-08-07). 7 August, Toulouse: Palestine Stand — Free all Palestinian prisoners! samidoun.net Saturday, 7 August 11 am Metro Capitole Toulouse, France Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/436408997413252/ Saturday August 7th from 11am to 1pm, Collectif Palestine Vaincra is organizing a Palestine Stand at the exit of the Capitole metro in Toulouse. Today, 4,850 Palestinians are imprisoned in Israeli occupation prisons, including 540 administrative detainees (without charge or trial). This comes in addition to the case of Georges Abdallah, Palestinian resistance fighter imprisoned in France since 1984. Faced with this situation, more than 17 prisoners are on hunger strike to demand their immediate rele…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-08-07). US transfers 40 ISIL forces to its base in Hasaka: report. en.mehrnews.com Syrian sources reported that the US military transferred dozens of ISIL prisoners in Syria to its base.

Anonymous669 (2021-08-07). Iranian Forces Deployed Air-Defense System, Anti-Aircraft Guns In Syria's Deir Ezzor: Monitoring Group. southfront.org File image. | The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) had deployed a mobile air-defense system in the southern countryside of Syria's Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on August 7. | According to the London-based monitoring group, the air-defense system was deployed in the in the al-Mazar'a area in the outskirts of the town of al-Mayadin. The group said that the system was armed with "several missiles," without providing any further details. | A few days after the deploye…

teleSUR, SH (2021-08-07). Talibanes capturan una segunda capital provincial en Afganistán. telesurtv.net En la tarde del viernes, los talibanes tomaron el control de la ciudad de Zaranj, capital de la provincia suroccidental de Nimroz.

teleSUR, MER (2021-08-07). Defensa de diplomático Alex Saab expone ilegalidades en proceso. telesurtv.net El Tribunal de la Cedeao ha ordenado en dos ocasiones la libertad inmediata de Alex Saab ante las irregularidades en su detención.

ecns.cn (2021-08-07). What is the U.S. afraid of? What kind of 'truth' does it try to make up?>. ecns.cn The U.S.' "excessive efforts" on origin tracing has distorted this scientific issue while its failure to curb the surging COVID-19 cases has ruined its international image.

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-07). 'Tatar genocide' card played to drive Russia out of Crimea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Cf. Poland 1939, Serbia 1999. Mejlis: Restoration of rights of indigenous peoples of Ukraine is key tool for Crimea de-occupation ==== Kosovo in Crimea: Ukraine, Turkey exploit Tatar genocide charge against Russia U.S., Ukraine, Turkey gear up Kosovo model for Russia ==== The main goal of the Crimea Platform is the de-occupation of Crimea, and …

Greg Palast (2021-08-07). Facing Prison for Fighting Chevron. zcomm.org Rights Attorney Pays Price for Defending Indigenous in Ecuador Poisoned by Oil…

Editor (2021-08-07). The far Right's manufactured meaning of Critical Race Theory. mronline.org Right-wing commentators claim to know what CRT is, while showing no interest in engaging with its ideas, and only very rarely quote the words of its proponents.

_____ (2021-08-07). Reverend William Barber Leads Moral Monday March For Voting Rights To US Capitol. popularresistance.org On Monday August 2, 2021, Reverend William Barber II walked alongside Jesse Jackson leading several thousand on a revival of that same moral imperative. Their Moral Monday March was to demand that Congress restore the Voting Rights Act, signed by President Johnson on August 8, 1965, by passing the For The People Act, legislation which will strike down at the Federal level, all new voting restrictions passed in States like Georgia, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Arizona.

_____ (2021-08-07). Reverend William Barber Leads Moral Monday March For Voting Rights. popularresistance.org On Monday August 2, 2021, Reverend William Barber II walked alongside Jesse Jackson leading several thousand on a revival of that same moral imperative. Their Moral Monday March was to demand that Congress restore the Voting Rights Act, signed by President Johnson on August 8, 1965, by passing the For The People Act, legislation which will strike down at the Federal level, all new voting restrictions passed in States like Georgia, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Arizona.

ecns.cn (2021-08-07). WHO should conduct origin tracing in the US: China Daily editorial. ecns.cn A survey conducted around the world by China Global Television Network in the six official languages of the United Nations over the past few weeks found that 83.1 percent of the respondents support the World Health Organization carrying out a novel coronavirus origin tracing investigation in the United States.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-08-07). Iran not to hesitate to defend its sovereign rights in PG. en.mehrnews.com Condemning the G7 statement over baseless accusations against Iran, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that Iran will not hesitate to defend its sovereign rights in the Persian Gulf.

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-08-07). Biden flubs number of vaccinated Americans. en.mehrnews.com In his speech on Friday, the US president made another blunder, making a mistake over the total number of vaccinated people in the United States.

teleSUR, SH (2021-08-07). Colombia suma una nueva masacre para llegar a 64 en el 2021. telesurtv.net La masacre se registró en el interior de una vivienda en el municipio colombiano de Soacha dejando tres hombre y una mujer muerta.

sputniknews (2021-08-07). Edward Snowden Slams Apple's Plan to Scan Every User's Phone as 'Assault on Privacy'. sputniknews.com The tech giant previously announced it will be using the neuralMatch software in order to scan photos uploaded to the iCloud by American users and will notify the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) if child abuse imagery is discovered.

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-08-07). Congresistas de EE.UU. piden a Biden cerrar cárcel en Guantánamo. telesurtv.net Los presidentes de varios comités legislativos se sumaron a la iniciativa para que se ejecute inmediatamente el cierre de la prisión.

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