Daily Archives: August 15, 2022

2022-08-15: News Headlines

James Patrick Jordan (2022-08-15). While Claiming to Defend Freedom Around the World, the U.S. Has Dozens of Political Prisoners—and the Majority are People of Color. covertactionmagazine.com Racism is still the driving force behind U.S. political imprisonment Political imprisonment in the United States exists primarily as a tool of racist repression. It is aimed disproportionately at people of color, as well as others engaged in anti-racist struggle. Whether in the fight against racism at home or against racist foreign policies, wars, occupation …

Colette Payne (2022-08-15). I Stole to Feed My Family and Was Incarcerated. We Need Resources, Not Prisons. truthout.org This essay is a 2022 winner of the Keeley Schenwar Memorial Essay Prize. | "A menace to society," is what I was called by the judge at the age of 14. Those words rang in my ear and stabbed my mother in her heart. | "Not my baby," she cried, "Not my baby." | I was a bad kid in the eyes of the law. They labeled me and I wore that jacket for many years. It was fitting, considering where I came from. All the kids that were born into poverty in my community wore the jacket: promiscuous, too ghetto, nappy hair, liar. Why so many jackets with labels? I am not what you call me. | I want my words to paint a picture, so yo…

Staff (2022-08-14). Russian envoy says sanctions against Iran can be lifted soon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 14 (MNA) — The Russian envoy to the Vienna talks Mikhail Ulyanov on Sunday announced that the anti-Iranian sanctions can be lifted soon.

_____ (2022-08-14). The Growing Movement To Liberate Julian Assange, With John Shipton. popularresistance.org On this week's edition of The Watchdog podcast, Lowkey explores the growing movement to free Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and is joined by his father John Shipton, to do so. Imprisoned in Belmarsh high security prison in London since 2019, and before that confined to the Ecuadorian Embassy, Assange has spent a decade locked up. If extradited to the United States, he faces up to 175 years in prison. | Yet there are signs that his future might be brighter than his past. The global movement to free him, Shipton explains, is growing. In Australia, dozens of members of parliament have come together to lobby for A…

TeleSUR- lvm- JL (2022-08-14). Mujeres marchan en Brasil por derechos y en respaldo a Lula. telesurtv.net "Con Bolsonaro, el hambre, la miseria y la violencia se apoderaron del país, sin embargo, son las mujeres negras y de escasos recursos las más afectadas", denunció el Comité Popular de Lucha Nacional.

____ (2022-08-14). FM spokesperson announces China's sanctions on Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications. ecns.cn China on Friday announced sanctions on Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania Agne Vaiciukeviciute, according to a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson.

Joyce Chediac (2022-08-13). Fighting for Abortion Rights in Alabama after the overturn of Roe. liberationnews.org The fight is on. Yellowhammer has no intentions of giving up in the struggle for abortion rights all reproductive rights and basic human rights.

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