Daily Archives: September 9, 2021

2021-09-09: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-09-09). SEP (Canada) to hold online meeting on Canada's pandemic election and the fight for socialism. wsws.org The meeting, which will be held in English and French, will advance a fighting program for the working class to eradicate the COVID-19 pandemic, and oppose the intensified assault on workers' social and democratic rights that Canada's next government will mount whichever party or combination of parties leads it.

Lis Cox (2021-09-09). We Won't Go Back, SF Protest for Women's Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Protest held at SF Opera House, Sept. 5, 2021. Spirited street theater and voices protesting the draconian Texas Law prohibiting abortion and creating a vigilante system of reporting. (video is 1 min. 30 sec.)…

Women's March & partners (2021-09-09). Saturday 10/2: Women's March: Nationwide Protests to Defend Our Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Locations nationwide…

Staff (2021-09-09). Headlines for September 9, 2021. democracynow.org WHO Calls for Halt to COVID Booster Shots in 2021, Says Vaccines Should Go to Poorer Countries, COVAX Cuts 2021 Vaccine Forecast; Australia Joins Call for Waiver on Vaccine Patents, Los Angeles Schools Poised to Require Vaccinations for Students 12 and Older , Afghanistan Evacuations Continue as Taliban Reestablishes Ministry of "Virtue and Vice", Main Suspect in 2015 Paris Attacks Tells Court He Was a Soldier for the Islamic State, Human Rights Campaign President Fired in Latest Fallout from Cuomo Sexual Harassment Probe, Virginia Removes Statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, 17 Patients Die as Floods Hit…

Mario Patrón (2021-09-09). México — Frontera sur: Cruzada contra los derechos humanos. globalizacion.ca En las últimas semanas, la política migratoria implementada en el sur de México ha producido dolorosas escenas que evidencian una pauta agudizada de violación de los derechos humanos contra los inmigrantes en la frontera centroamericana del país. | La situación en…

ecns.cn (2021-09-09). China issues human rights action plan for 2021-2025. ecns.cn China on Thursday published the latest human rights action plan, setting the objectives and tasks of respecting, protecting and promoting human rights in the period from 2021 to 2025.

ecns.cn (2021-09-09). China to continue protecting rights of particular groups: action plan. ecns.cn China will continue to ensure equal rights for ethnic minority groups, women, children, the elderly, persons with disabilities, and other disadvantaged groups and improve special protection for them, said a human rights action plan.

Susan Price (2021-09-09). Will Australian ministers raise West Papua on their visit to Jakarta? greenleft.org.au West Papua activists are calling on the Australian government to raise concerns about the Indonesian military's ongoing human rights abuses in West Papua, when they meet with their Indonesian counterparts this week, reports Susan Price.

Eric Toussaint (2021-09-09). Unprecedented Global Debt Crisis: The IMF's Announcement of $650 Billion in Special Drawing Rights. globalresearch.ca

Lauren Gambino (2021-09-09). Biden Vowed to Make Racial Justice the Heart of His Agenda — Is It Still Beating? zcomm.org The lack of progress has frustrated civil rights leaders and activists who charge that the president isn't taking the fight for voting rights seriously enough…

Staff (2021-09-09). "Humane": Yale Historian Samuel Moyn on "How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War" democracynow.org In his new book, Yale historian Samuel Moyn explores whether the push to make U.S. wars more "humane" by banning torture and limiting civilian casualties has helped fuel more military interventions around the world. He looks in detail at the role of President Obama in expanding the use of drones even as he received the Nobel Peace Prize. "What happened after 2001 is that, in the midst of an extremely brutal war on terror, a new kind of war emerged. … It was important to Americans to see their wars fought more humanely," says Moyn. "Even though this represents a kind of progress, it also helped Americans sustain…

_____ (2021-09-08). Mexico Court Says Criminalising Abortion Unconstitutional. popularresistance.org Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to penalise abortion, a major victory for women's health and reproductive rights that comes amid a "green wave" of abortion decriminalisation in Latin America. | The Mexican court's decision on Tuesday follows moves to decriminalise abortion at the state level, although most of the country still has tough laws in place against women terminating their pregnancy early. | "This is a historic step for the rights of women," said Supreme Court Justice Luis Maria Aguilar. | The court unanimously annulled several provisions of a law from Coahuila — a stat…

_____ (2021-09-08). This Battle for Access to Abortion Is a Fight for Basic Human Rights and Dignity. commondreams.org "It's our intention to have every part of the Biden plan in a big and robust way," said the Senate majority leader.

Greg Kearney (2021-09-08). Reproductive rights refugees. peoplesworld.org Related Story: |

Anonymous669 (2021-09-08). Central Syrian Insurgency: ISIS Terrorists Killed, Wounded 14 Syrian Service Members In Large-Scale Attack. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On September 7, ISIS cells in Syria's central region carried out a large-scale attack against the Syrian Arab Army and its allies in the eastern countryside of Homs. | The attack targeted a network of positions located to the east of the town of al-Sukhnah, right on the administrative border with Deir Ezzor. ISIS terrorists clashed with pro-government fighters for a few hours then withdrew back to their hideouts. | According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, six pro-government fighters were…

Moderator (2021-09-08). CIA Torture Cover-Up Still Looms Over 9/11 Trials at Guantánamo. scheerpost.com Entrance to Camp Delta at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. (Kathleen T. Rhem) | By Brett Wilkins / U.S. war crimes in the so-called War on Terror were back in the spotlight Tuesday as pretrial hearings for alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants resumed at Guantánamo Bay, with a lawyer for…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-08). Cuba: Vaccination of Pediatric Groups Underway as the Academic Year Begins. libya360.wordpress.com Editorial Comment: Material appears on this website challenging "gene therapy" (mRNA and DNA injections) falsely promoted as vaccines, that have resulted in an appalling number of deaths and injury, yet continue to be forced upon people, in flagrant violation of universal human rights. Cuban vaccines are vaccines, not gene therapy, and as they have advanced…

Jacob G. Hornberger (2021-09-08). Crocodile Tears for Women's Rights in Afghanistan. counterpunch.org Interventionist dead-enders are crying crocodile tears over the Taliban's defeat of the Pentagon and the CIA in Afghanistan because, they say, women's rights are not likely to be protected by the Taliban. Oh? Well, now let's see. According to the Watson Institute at Brown University, civilian deaths in Afghanistan and Pakistan from 2001 to date

Yasmeen Afghan (2021-09-08). Kabul Diaries Part 10: A city with one gender stinks. greenleft.org.au Afghan women have always played an active role in the fight against occupiers, writes Yasmeen Afghan. Women — especially the new generation of young Afghans — will not bow to the Taliban's brutalities and will fight for their rights.

Frud Bezhan (2021-09-08). Taliban Imposes New Dress Code, Segregation Of Women At Afghan Universities. zcomm.org Scores of women have staged protests in Kabul, the western city of Herat, and the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif in recent days, demanding equal rights.

Mariana Carbajal (2021-09-08). Argentina — Sobre la posibilidad de obligar a abortar. globalizacion.ca øEs posible obligar a una mujer a abortar? La pregunta es necesaria, cuando en Salta, una de las provincias conocidas por su extensa militancia antiderechos y su raigambre católica conservadora, se denunció a una médica residente del Hospital de Tartagal,…

Staff (2021-09-08). Cape Verde Constitutional Court Green-Lights Saab Extradition to the US. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, September 7, Cape Verde's Constitutional Court ruled that the extradition of Venezuelan diplomatic envoy Alex Saab to the US is constitutional. Washington has asked for the extradition under pretenses of alleged money laundering crimes. | The constitutional court, which is the highest judicial instance of Cape Verde, the country where Saab has been detained since June 2020 at the request of the United States, deemed the appeal filed by the defense against the alleged unconstitutionality of Saab's arrest and extradition as "inadmissible." | The Constitutional Court published a 194-page resolution on it…

teleSUR (2021-09-08). Guinea Coup: Political Prisoners Freed, Regional Bloc to Meet. telesurenglish.net Guinea's military leaders have freed a group of political prisoners before a meeting of West African leaders to discuss their response to Sunday's coup that removed President Alpha Conde. | RELATED: | At least 80 political prisoners detained by Conde were released on Tuesday evening. Some had campaigned against his attempt to stay in power for a third term after introducing changes to the constitution to allow it, a move opponents said was ill…

Moderator (2021-09-08). How Chevron Used the Legal System and the FBI to Target Whistle-Blowing Lawyer Steven Donziger. scheerpost.com Human rights attorney Steven Donziger has now been under house arrest in his New York City apartment for two years. The reason for his detainment, as Lee Camp puts it in this clip from "Redacted Tonight," is that Donziger made it his business to hold Chevron accountable for how the Big Oil megacorp "harmed, sickened and killed tens of thousands in Ecuador" and tried to avoid paying "billions of dollars" in restitutions. | Donziger's battle against American oil companies and on behalf of indigenous communities and farmers in Ecuador spans nearly three decades. He was part of an international legal team that…

_____ (2021-09-08). Despite Manchin Roadblock, Schumer Vows 'Full Speed Ahead' on $3.5 Trillion Plan. commondreams.org "Make no mistake. Covering up torture is the reason that these men were brought to Guant√°namo and the continuing cover-up of torture is the reason that indefinite detention at Guant√°namo still exists."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-08). HRW calls for sanctions against Egypt over spate of extrajudicial killings. peoplesdispatch.org The human rights group also called for the UN to create an investigating and monitoring mechanism for the rapidly degrading human rights situation in Egypt due to the government's widespread rights violations…

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-09-08). The Rise of the Security-Industrial Complex from 9/11 to COVID-19. dissidentvoice.org I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in — and the West in general — into an unbearable hell and a choking life. — Osama bin Laden (October 2001), as reported by CNN What a strange and harrowing road we've walked since September …

_____ (2021-09-08). Indigenous Woman Monument To Replace Columbus Statue. popularresistance.org Mexico City — Christopher Columbus is getting kicked off Mexico City's most iconic boulevard. | Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced that the Columbus statue on the Paseo de la Reforma, often a focal point for Indigenous rights protests, would be replaced by a statue honoring Indigenous women. | "To them we owe … the history of our country, of our fatherland," she said. | She made the announcement on Sunday, which was International Day of the Indigenous Woman. | The Columbus statue, donated to the city many years ago, was a significant reference point on the 10-lane boulevard, and surrounding traffic circle…

Human Agenda (2021-09-08). Saturday 9/18: March for Citizenship & Economic Rights. indybay.org 10 am gather at 1st & Hedding Streets | (Santa Clara County Government Center parking lot) | 12 noon rally at San José City Hall | 200 West Santa Clara Street | San José…

Pip Hinman (2021-09-08). Why John Setka should stand down. greenleft.org.au The fight for women's rights and against gendered violence is union business, says the Socialist Alliance.

scorinoco (2021-09-08). Venezuela on the Path to Political Consensus. orinocotribune.com As of September 3, the government of President Nicolás Maduro has resumed talks with the Venezuelan opposition to reach a consensus, demand an end to the sanctions imposed by the United States and other Western powers, establish an electoral timetable and build a Venezuela for all. | The eyes of the world are on Mexico, the neutral ground where this new round of talks, which began on August 13, is taking place behind closed doors and without press access. | Already on more than one occasion, the government representative in the talks, Jorge Rodríguez, has urged the international community to stop "threatening and…

_____ (2021-09-08). CIA Torture Cover-Up Still Looms Over 9/11 Trials at Guant√°namo. commondreams.org Hurricane Ida exposes the urgency of equitable infrastructure.

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