Daily Archives: July 22, 2022

2022-07-22: News Headlines

____ (2022-07-22). EU imposes more sanctions on Russia. ecns.cn The European Union on Thursday imposed more sanctions on Russia over its conflict with Ukraine, including a ban on gold imports and the tightening of export controls on high-technology goods.

Anonymous587 (2022-07-22). Zelensky turns captive AFU soldiers into criminals to save money. southfront.org Ukrainian prisoners are recognized as state traitors | Ordinary Ukrainians have recently been more and more persuaded of their leaders' complete incompetence and corruption. Both the previous and current Kiev government have successfully persuaded their populace of an alliance and friendly relations with the West by utilizing state apparatuses and the media. In actuality, the friends who were meant to be their allies are just lending a helping hand to those who are prepared to compromise their m…

Socialist Alliance (2022-07-22). Reject war drive on China: For a foreign policy based on justice, human rights and climate action. greenleft.org.au The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's new Strategic Concept, which Australia has signed up to, risks provoking another major war in the Asia-Pacific and should be opposed, says Socialist Alliance.

WSWS (2022-07-22). Twitter locks Socialist Equality Party (Australia) account over video defending Dr David Berger, Julian Assange and free speech. wsws.org WSWS readers should demand that Twitter immediately overturn its censorship of the SEP account as a serious attack on democratic rights.

Staff (2022-07-22). Iran calls for lifting unilateral sanctions imposed on Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 22 (MNA) —Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN while paying heed to the territorial integrity, independence and political sovereignty of Syria called for removal of unilateral sanctions imposed against Syria.

CAGrimes (2022-07-22). Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights in Union Square. indybay.org Photos: Cornelia Grimes / Pro Bono Photo | Part of Ongoing protest for Abortion Rights in the Bay Area…

WSWS (2022-07-22). Unsealed testimony confirms judicial misconduct in filmmaker Roman Polanski's 1977 criminal case. wsws.org The 2010 transcript supports the claims of the Polish-French filmmaker that a judge was going to renege on a sentencing agreement. Threatened with being thrown in jail for years, Polanski fled the US.

_____ (2022-07-21). Western Delusion of "Isolating" Russia. journal-neo.org For months, the West has been projecting a geopolitics of "isolating" Russia, both economically via sanctions and diplomatically via creating anti-Russia counter alliances around the world. But how is this geopolitics of "isolation" working? Five months into the Russian military operation in Ukraine, the fallout of this war — in particular the fallout of Western …

Staff (2022-07-21). EU lifts sanctions on Syria's airline. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 21 (MNA) — The European Union said Wednesday it has lifted sanctions against Syria's private airline Cham Wings after the company was blacklisted last year for its role in the migration to Europe.

Editor2 (2022-07-21). 'We Regret We Failed to Protect You': UN Experts Urge Israel to Free Ahmad Manasra. orinocotribune.com UN human rights experts on Thursday urged the Israeli authorities to immediately release Ahmad Manasra, a 20-year-old Palestinian detained in Israeli prisons since he was 14 years old, while suffering serious mental health conditions. | The experts are Francesca Albanese, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967; Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism; Tendayi Achiume, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia a…

Marie Kelly (2022-07-21). The Turnaway Study — when reproductive freedom is denied. workers.org There has already been catastrophic fallout since SCOTUS handed down the Dobbs decision overturning Roe, ending federal guarantee of right of access to abortion and allowing states to completely ban abortion. It hasn't taken long to hear stories of forced pregnancy, vital medical care withheld and criminalization of reproductive rights. . . . |

Staff (2022-07-21). Belgium ratifies prisoner swap treaty with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 20 (MNA) — Media have reported that the Belgian Parliament has ratified a bill on the extradition of convicts with Iran, which can facilitate a prisoner swap between the two countries.

Staff (2022-07-21). Iran foreign policy must not be tied to nuclear talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 21 (MNA) — Chairman of the Assembly of Experts of Iran says the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran must not be tied to nuclear negotiations aimed at the removal of anti-Iran sanctions.

Monica Moorehead (2022-07-21). Groundswell of support to free Brittney Griner. workers.org The struggle to bring Brittney Griner home intensifies. The star center for the Women's National Basketball Association's Phoenix Mercury has been incarcerated in a Russian prison since her arrest at a Moscow airport on Feb. 17 for drug possession, after vape pen cartridges of hashish oil were discovered in her . . . |

____ (2022-07-21). U.S. isn't up to par on both human rights and rule of law. ecns.cn The US claims to hold the highest bar on human rights and rule of law. But what it did in Syria is clear evidence that the US isn't even up to par on these two fronts.

Peter Certo (2022-07-21). Republicans and Supreme Court revive segregation-era 'states' rights' ideology. peoplesworld.org The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade—and with it, half a century of constitutional precedent. At least 26 states are now moving to criminalize abortions, often without exceptions for rape, incest, or life-threatening pregnancies. In Louisiana, people seeking abortions could even face execution, which doesn't strike me as particularly pro-life. A few states are already rushing to attack contraception too, with …

Brett Wilkins (2022-07-21). 'Absolutely Nonsensical': Supreme Court Blocks Biden From Limiting Deportations. commondreams.org "SCOTUS has basically just allowed a lone Trump-appointed judge in Texas the power to tell a president what immigration priorities it can and can't enforce. Crazy."

WSWS (2022-07-21). Inmates at two CoreCivic private prisons in Arizona protest inhumane living conditions following power outage. wsws.org Inmates at the La Palma and the Red Rock Correctional Center describe unlivable conditions following a power outage due to recent storms.

WSWS (2022-07-21). US Homeland Security purchased "staggering" volumes of location data to illegally track citizens and immigrants. wsws.org Documents from 2020 published by the ACLU on Monday show that the US Department of Homeland Security, during both the Trump and Biden administrations, has been purchasing large volumes of personal location data, in violation of the Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches and seizures.

____ (2022-07-21). U.S. is No.1 country on human trafficking: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn China urges the US to eliminate human trafficking, forced labor and other human rights violations that widely exist in the US if it does care about human rights, and make sure that the US itself is bound by the "highest standards" instead of smearing and denigrating other countries.

Peter Certo (2022-07-20). In OtherWords: July 20, 2022. otherwords.org This week, Sonali Kolhatkar examines the seemingly unusual incidence of women who oppose abortion rights seeking abortions for themselves. It's more common than you'd expect, Sonali argues — and actually key to understanding a range of common conservative policy positions. | Also this week, Jim Hightower sheds a light on the growing problem of medical debt. And cartoonist Khalil Bendib deftly illustrates what Senator Joe Manchin is doing the Democratic agenda in Washington. | New This Week… |

Editor (2022-07-20). In Middle East visit, oil access trumps human rights. workers.org No Palestinians living under Israeli occupation benefitted one iota from President Joe Biden's brief Middle East visit. Biden had the executive power to reverse the damage done when former President Donald Trump moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, recognizing Israel's control over the disputed capital. Biden chose to not do . . . |

_____ (2022-07-20). New Resource: The Tenant Power Toolkit. popularresistance.org Helping each of us fight eviction and debt as individuals in the court system is crucial. But that is only the first part of what we can do together. Filing an answer to Unlawful Detainer or responding to a small claims lawsuit helps us respond to the system, but how can we change an unfair system? How can we change a system that evicts tenants who cannot file complicated legal papers within 5 days, but gives landlords online tools to evict from home? How can we change a system that allows landlords to ruin our credit over missed rent? With consent, we also want to connect users to tenant organizing across Califo…

Dianne Mathiowetz (2022-07-20). Women charge abuse at Georgia's Stewart Detention Center. workers.org Activists march to shut down Stewart Detention Center, Lumpkin, Georgia, November 2014. Atlanta July 17 — Once again, a privately-operated immigrant detention center in Georgia is the focus of abuse charges by several women detainees. A male nurse employed by CoreCivic at the Stewart Detention Center (SDC) in Lumpkin, Georgia, . . . |

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