Daily Archives: October 10, 2021

2021-10-10: News Headlines

Marjorie Cohn (2021-10-10). Biden Tells Supreme Court That Publicly Documented Torture Is a State Secret. zcomm.org This case is a pivotal test of the willingness of the Supreme Court to check and balance the executive when it perpetrates torture and other war crimes in its "war on terror"

Anonymous669 (2021-10-10). Greater Idlib: Turkish Military Established New Post Meters Away From Syrian Positions. southfront.org FILE PHOTO: Turkish soldiers seen at the border town of Akcakale © Reuters / Murad Sezer | On October 10, the Turkish military established yet another post in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib where several terrorist group are present and active. | The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the new post was built in the town of Afes in the southern Idlib countryside, only a few hundred meters away from Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions in the town of Saraqib. | According to the London-based monitorin…

IMEMC (2021-10-09). Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-09). Shell Shocked in Amhara, Ethiopia. popularresistance.org On September 17, President Joe Biden issued "Executive Order on Imposing Sanctions on Certain Persons With Respect to the Humanitarian and Human Rights Crisis in Ethiopia." The document itself said that the Treasury Department would be able to impose sanctions on "any government entity or political party," meaning most obviously the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments.

Mirah Riben (2021-10-09). Surrogacy and Adoption are Not Gay Rights Issues. dissidentvoice.org Abstract Wanting to be a parent is natural, but while there is a constitutionally protected right to parent one's child, there is no right to have or obtain a child. Opposition to surrogacy is for the same reason it is illegal in most of the world: exploitation of women and commodification of children. Likewise, there …

Staff (2021-10-09). Wisconsin cop who shot Jacob Blake will not face civil rights charges, DOJ says, citing lack of evidence for 'excessive force'. rt.com The US Department of Justice said it will not seek federal civil rights charges against the Wisconsin police officer who shot Jacob Blake during a domestic incident last year, noting it could not prove "excessive force" was used. | The DOJ announced the decision in a Friday

Ashley Curtin (2021-10-09). Senate introduces John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. nationofchange.org The VRAA will "prevent the implementation of discriminatory voting practices in an effort to protect and ensure the rights of all voters."

Richard Lane (2021-10-09). [Perspectives] Dévora Kestel: global leader in mental health policy. thelancet.com "I never had any ambitions to become director within a large international agency", says Dévora Kestel, Director of Mental Health and Substance Use at WHO. Yet her formative experiences as a mental health adviser at country level and her commitment to advancing the rights of people with mental illness have equipped her well for this global leadership position. At WHO's Geneva headquarters, Kestel directs teams of technical and policy experts across a range of mental health and related specialties, including child and adolescent mental health, suicide prevention, mental health policy relating to humanitarian crise…

Staff (2021-10-09). Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Abortion Ban Days After Federal Court Blocked It. truthout.org Reproductive rights advocates lashed out overnight following a ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals which reinstated a near-total ban on abortion in Texas just days after a separate federal court had placed the state's law on hold pending final judicial review, most likely by the U.S. Supreme Court. | The Friday night decision by the 5th Circuit —

Anonymous103 (2021-10-09). Reducing Middle East Tensions Potentially Lessens Sectarianism And Opens Doors For Women. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Two separate developments involving improved relations between Sunni and Shiite Muslims and women's sporting rights demonstrate major shifts in how rivalry for leadership of the Muslim world and competition to define Islam in the 21st century is playing out…

Equal Rights Advocates, partners (2021-10-09). Thursday 10/21: 2021 Latina Equal Pay Day & Essential Women Worker Summit. indybay.org Online event…

Equal Rights Advocates, partners (2021-10-09). Thursday 10/21: Convenio 2021 Sobre el Dia de Pago Igual Para Las Latinas y Las Trabajadoras Esenciales. indybay.org Evento en línea…

Asa Winstanley (2021-10-09). Israel lobby takes back the Labour Party. electronicintifada.net Opponents of Palestinian rights at conference celebrate end of Corbyn "nightmare."

Staff (2021-10-09). President Maduro: 50% of Population is now Vaccinated & 2.6 Million COVAX Vaccines Arrive on Saturday. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reported this Friday, October 8, that in Venezuela 50% of the population has already received at least one dose of immunization against COVID-19. | During a televised address broadcast by state-owned TV station VTV, the president stressed that the goal, which he announced last Sunday, was reached "by overcoming barriers, obstacles, and financial persecution"—a reference to the criminal hardship imposed on millions of Venezuelans by US and European illegal sanctions. | "Today in Venezuela we reached 50% of the population vaccinated," said the head of state. "We have a goal…

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