Daily Archives: August 8, 2022

2022-08-08: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-08-08). Reject all-party regime! No to IMF austerity! Fight to build Democratic and Socialist Congress of Workers and Rural Masses! wsws.org The SEP in Sri Lanka calls on workers and rural toilers to build their own independent action committees to fight for their rights in opposition to President Wickremesinghe's effort to consolidate the entire Colombo political establishment behind the ruling class agenda of austerity and repression.

RiseUp4AbortionRightsBayArea (2022-08-08). Wednesday 8/10: Police Brutality Against Protesters: John Burris to Announce Case Against City of SF. indybay.org The Chase Center | 3rd St between 16th & Warriors Way…

Jean-Philippe Stone (2022-08-08). Chains Old And New: A Brief History of the Afro-Colombian Peoples. dissidentvoice.org June 19th signaled an unprecedented shift in Colombian politics. Gustavo Petro and his left-wing coalition, the Pacto Histórico, defeated the far-right wing multi-millionaire Rodolfo Hernández in the second round of the presidential elections. Pedro's running mate, the environmental activist and human rights lawyer Francia Márquez, is now the first Afro-Colombian woman to ever become Vice-President. …

Fight Back (2022-08-08). Tallahassee activists and CPRB members discuss changes to board powers. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On August 4, the city of Tallahassee convened their monthly Citizen Police Review Board (CPRB) meeting. At this meeting, City Attorney Cassandra Jackson reviewed citizen criticism of the board and the barriers set up by pro-police legislation, like the Law Enforcement Bill of Rights and the Tallahassee city charter. Additionally, the public comment portion showed a clear demand for "Community control of the police now." One of the major breakthroughs of the meeting was the fact that the city commission has not approved the "end-of-year report" submitted in February, which included questions of e…

Liberation Staff (2022-08-08). Fired Pittsburgh Starbucks workers fight back, spark strike. zcomm.org For all Starbucks efforts to impede workers rights to organize, there is no sign that the unionization wave is stopping in Pittsburgh…

Paul Gregoire (2022-08-08). David Shoebridge: 'UN inspection should spur action on detainee abuse'. greenleft.org.au A United Nations' committee investigating torture in places of detention will be conducting its first visit to Australia in October. Paul Gregoire spoke to David Shoebridge about what it was likely to encounter.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-08). Relative progress achieved in certain issues in Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 08 (MNA) — A senior Iranian foreign ministry official said on Monday that in the latest round of Vienna talks between Iran and world powers on removal of sanctions some relative progress was achieved in certain issues.

____ (2022-08-08). Iran serious about reaching a strong, stable agreement. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 08 (MNA) — Referring to the ongoing talks in Vienna on the removal of anti-Iran sanctions, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that Islamic Republic of Iran is serious about reaching a strong and stable agreement.

WSWS (2022-08-08). Some reflections on the Kansas abortion rights vote. wsws.org A referendum to open the door to banning abortion, overturning protections for "personal autonomy" in the state constitution, was resoundingly defeated in a heavily Republican state.

Mohawk Nation News (2022-08-08). Mohawk Nation News 'The Pope and Murder Inc. Will Pay the Price'. indybay.org Mohawk Mothers told the International Court at The Hague that the Pope has admitted genocide and the sanctions must begin. The Pope's apology for murder is not accepted. "The Pope plead guilty. No trial is required. The world cannot let the genociders get away with murder and genocide. The sanctions must now begin. We demand justice."

____ (2022-08-07). (W.E. Talk) How is China Playing an Active Role in Global Human Rights Governance. ecns.cn On February 28, 2022, Wang Yi, State Councilor and Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China, attended the High-level Segment of the 49th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Beijing via video link. In the Segment, he put forward China's four proposals for promoting and protecting human rights, stressing that China will hold fast to encouraging democratization and legalization of international relations, practicing true multilateralism, and moving global human rights governance toward a fairer, more reasonable and inclusive direction. China will uphold the current Chinese concept of huma…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-07). Russian Ops in Ukraine (August 8, 2022) &#1 ; Ukraine's Missing Tanks, Delayed Offensive. libya360.wordpress.com Update on Russian military operations in Ukraine for August 8, 2022 &#1 ; Russian advances continue along the line of contact between Avdiivka and Siversk; &#1 ; Ukraine's "Kherson Offensive‚Ñ¢" has yet to visibly begin; &#1 ; Russian Ministry of Defense claims to have destroyed another HIMARS (5 destroyed in total of 16); &#1 ; Western "rights orgs" turn…

Eva Bartlett (2022-08-07). Who Killed the POWs at Yelenovka? All Signs on the Ground Point to a Ukrainian Attack. orinocotribune.com By Eva K. Bartlett &#1 ; Aug 2, 2022 | There is every reason to believe that the July 29 bombing of a detention center holding Ukrainian POWs was carried out on Kiev's orders | It was extremely difficult to witness the charred and twisted remains of Ukrainian POWs in the Yelenovka detention center at first hand. The stench of death was overwhelming. Bodies remained in the ruins and melted into the metal bunk beds they were on at the time of the bombing. | Other corpses, presumably killed by shrapnel instead of burning to death, lay outside. A soldier was inspecting them, presumably in order to determine the exact…

Scorinoco (2022-08-07). War Crimes and Human Rights Violations by Morocco Continue in Western Sahara, Says CODESA Report. orinocotribune.com CODESA's first annual report since its formation in 2020 asks the UN and other international organizations to take immediate steps to complete the decolonization process in Western Sahara. | The Collective of Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders in Western Sahara (CODESA) released its first annual

_____ (2022-08-07). Gaza Death Toll Climbs To 43 Amid Ceasefire Reports. popularresistance.org An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire is expected to go into effect at 11: 30pm local time (20: 30 GMT). Palestinian Islamic Jihad announced the ceasefire in a statement, adding that they have a right to "respond to any Zionist aggression." | Mondoweiss correspondent in Gaza Tareq Hajjaj reported that Israeli airstrikes were ongoing in the last hour leading up to the ceasefire. | The Times of Israel reported that Israel agreed to the ceasefire, and that Egypt was working to ensure two of PIJ's principal demands, including the release of Palestinian hunger-striking prisoner Khalil Awawdeh and recently detained PIJ leader B…

_____ (2022-08-07). NYPD Violently Arrest 5 Abortion Rights Activists at a Clinic Defense. popularresistance.org On every first Saturday of every month, anti-abortion protesters gather to harass patients at the SoHo Planned Parenthood in the heart of New York City, supposedly a "safe city" for abortion rights. In response, local activist group NYC for Abortion Rights organizes a monthly clinic defense and counter-protest. | The NYPD always go out of their way to protect the anti-choice crowd, enabling them to harass patients trying to enter the clinic, as well as physically assault abortion rights activists. In that regard, today was no different. | But today, the end of the morning, five clinic defenders were in handcuffs.

_____ (2022-08-07). NYPD Violently Arrest Five Abortion Rights Activists At A Clinic Defense. popularresistance.org New York City, New York – On every first Saturday of every month, anti-abortion protesters gather to harass patients at the SoHo Planned Parenthood in the heart of New York City, supposedly a "safe city" for abortion rights. In response, local activist group NYC for Abortion Rights organizes a monthly clinic defense and counter-protest. | The NYPD always go out of their way to protect the anti-choice crowd, enabling them to harass patients trying to enter the clinic, as well as physically assault abortion rights activists. In that regard, today was no different. | But today, the end of the morning, five clinic de…

Staff (2022-08-07). Gaza ceasefire: Palestinian prisoners at the heart of the battle and the Resistance. samidoun.net On Sunday, 7 August, Ziad Nakhaleh, Palestinian resistance leader and Secretary-General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement, announced a ceasefire in the Israeli aggression on Gaza and the Palestinian resistance's response. This statement made clear that the Palestinian prisoners are at the heart of the battle and of the Palestinian resistance and that the unity …

Timothy S. Rich, Madelynn Einhorn, Josie Coyle (2022-08-07). Public Misconceptions about Legal Immigration Undermine Reform. commondreams.org Meaningful immigration reform is unlikely as long as debates myopically focus on undocumented immigration…

Staff (2022-08-07). Casa Blanca en desacuerdo con prohibición del aborto en Indiana, EEUU. cubadebate.cu Una declaración divulgada por la Casa Blanca consideró que la legislatura de Indiana dio un paso devastador al convertirse en el primer territorio de Estados Unidos en aprobar la prohibición del aborto, pues se trata de otra medida radical de los legisladores republicanos para quitarles los derechos reproductivos y de libertad de las mujeres.

____ (2022-08-07). Comicomment: U.S. human rights exploiter, not defender. ecns.cn A Hyundai subsidiary in Alabama of the United States used child labor at its metal stamping plant, according to media reports. At a time of U.S. labor shortages and supply chain disruptions, labor experts said there are heightened risks that children, especially undocumented migrants, could end up in workplaces that are hazardous and illegal for minors.

____ (2022-08-07). Iran Bagheri, EU's Mora hold meeting in Vienna in fresh talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 07 (MNA) — In fresh talks on the removal of anti-Iranian sanctions in Austrian capital of Vienna, Iran's chief negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani met and held talks with EU Deputy Foreign Policy Chief Enrique Mora.

____ (2022-08-07). People of Different Ethnic Groups in Xinjiang Express Legitimate Concerns through Real-life Experiences in Their Letters to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. ecns.cn It is understood that many people in Xinjiang have voluntarily sent email to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Madam Michelle Bachelet, where they have told their own stories, introduced the reality of Xinjiang, and expressed strong indignation at the discrediting and slandering of anti-China forces in the United States and some other Western countries.

Fight Back (2022-08-06). LA Supervisors vote to place sheriff accountability measure on November 8 ballot. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (BOS) voted (4-1), August 2, to finalize the placement of a measure on the November 8, 2022 ballot, which, if approved, would amend the county charter to give the board the power to remove a sheriff for serious violations of the law. | After years of organizing, Black and Chicano groups like BLM-LA and Centro CSO, and civil rights groups like the ACLU, NLG, HERE Local 11, along with Black and Latino families of victims of sheriff's deputy violence successfully pushed the Board of Supervisors to support the amendment, paving the way towards communi…

Sharmila Devi (2022-08-06). [World Report] Rights groups warn over new Tunisian constitution. thelancet.com The judiciary's independence is being undermined as the country faces a cost-of-living crisis and health-care challenges. Sharmila Devi reports.

Sameena Rahman (2022-08-06). Revolutionary hero Albert Woodfox presente! liberationnews.org Former Black Panther Alfred Woodfox was imprisoned at the Louisiana State Penitentiary for nearly 44 years in solitary confinement. He was the prisoner longest held in solitary confinement in U.S. history.

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