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2021-10-16: News Headlines

Reproductive Justice Can't Wait (2021-10-16). Why They Marched in Danville. indybay.org Women's rights activists in Danville and San Ramon, two East Bay cities a few miles apart, joined forces for a march for reproductive justice on October 2nd.

WSWS repost (2021-10-16). Trump putsch was outcome of two-decade attack on constitutional rule and legality. indybay.org The attempted coup was the culmination of a protracted assault on democratic rights and constitutional rule by successive Republican and Democratic administrations.

Simar Singh Bajaj, Lucy Tu, Fatima Cody Stanford (2021-10-16). [Perspectives] Superhuman, but never enough: Black women in medicine. thelancet.com Historically, Black women have long been disregarded in the USA. The Three-Fifths Compromise of the US Constitution discounted Black women as only "part" of a human being, to be counted for congressional representation and direct taxation but nothing more. Even in prominent social justice movements, Black women have been excluded. Racism and elitism were embedded within the 19th-century and early 20th-century US women's suffrage movement, which prioritised white women over voting rights for all women.

Staff (2021-10-15). Headlines for October 15, 2021. democracynow.org Bomb Attack on Mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province Kills at Least 32, Lebanon Holds Day of Mourning After Beirut Violence Leaves Seven Dead, U.K. and EU Nations Block COVID Vaccine Patent Waiver at World Trade Organization, FDA Panel Recommends Moderna Vaccine Boosters for Some Groups, Biden Welcomes Kenyan President Kenyatta Amid Pandora Papers Scandal, Chilean Lawmakers Move to Impeach President Piñera over Pandora Papers Revelations, African Asylum Seekers File Civil Rights Complaint Against ICE Over "Cruel, Inhumane" Restraints, House Memo Shines Spotlight on Police Use of Tear Gas, a Chemical Banned in…

Sara Flounders (2021-10-15). Cape Verde, nearing designation as human rights abuser, criticized heavily by UN. workers.org The following is a statement from the International Action Center. The United Nations has put Cape Verde on notice: the torture, arbitrary detention and violations inflicted on Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab must stop, and the government has been asked to explain itself. Free Alex Saab benefit concert, Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. . . . |

_____ (2021-10-15). David Miller Speaks Out About Firing And Israel Lobby Smears. popularresistance.org Instead of simply stopping its human rights abuses, the Israeli government has built an extensive and sophisticated public relations network across the West in order to protect itself from criticism. | Today, Lowkey speaks to one of the latest victims of that smear campaign, Professor David Miller. A prominent critic of the state of Israel's policies, Miller was recently sacked from his position as Professor of Sociology at the University of Bristol, after a pressure campaign involving Zionist student groups and even members of parliament, who accused him of "inciting hatred against Jewish students." | Miller, a…

Juan Cole (2021-10-15). A Yemen Catastrophe that America helped Make (Pearson Inst. Video with Juan Cole). juancole.com Pearson Institute Panel on Catastrophe in Yemen from October 13, with Juan Cole among the panelists. Pearson Institute: Yemen in Neglect My (much more expert-on-Yemen than I) colleagues in this panel: Afrah Nasser is Yemen Researcher, Human Rights Watch. Shadi Abu Sneida is a humanitarian working with UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Yemen. Stacy …

Anonymous669 (2021-10-15). ISIS Terrorists Killed Eight Syrian Soldiers In Large-Scale Attack On Key Southern Raqqa Town. southfront.org Illustrative image. | Early on October 15, ISIS terrorists launched a large-scale operation on positions located around the town of Resafa in the southern countryside of Raqqa. | The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies were able to repel the attack after clashing with the terrorists for a few hours. Warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) provided the army with close air support. | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, eight SAA soldiers and Syrian pro-government fighter…

Javier Tolcachier (2021-10-15). Por el derecho a una Internet con derechos. globalizacion.ca øQué duda cabe que la época está atravesada por una rasante revolución tecnológica, con la irrupción de la digitalización en casi todas las actividades sociales? Internet, un espacio tan vital para nuestra interacción social ha ido mutando en sus características,…

Fight Back (2021-10-15). Free Carmen Villalba! Paraguay illegally detaining political prisoner. fightbacknews.org The Paraguayan government is illegally detaining Carmen Villalba despite her completion of all prison sentences. Carmen Villalba is a political prisoner under arbitrary detention. This violation of the law by Paraguayan officials is a continuation of the vendetta, often deadly, against her and her family. | Carmen Villalba was arrested in 2004 for her revolutionary activities as a member of the Patria Libre (PL) party. Villalba was part of the struggle against the repressive Stroessner government – a bloody dictatorship, fully supported by the United States. Stroessner harshly repressed workers, peasant and indig…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-10-15). Shuler, Abrams link worker rights to voting rights as showdown nears. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and nationally notable voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams are linking worker rights on the job to voters' rights to cast their ballots and have them accepted and counted, as a Senate showdown on that issue looms. The two traded comments back and forth on the two issues on an Oct. 14 …

Staff (2021-10-15). "Long March for Justice" Underway Across New Jersey to Demand Police Reform, Reparations. democracynow.org We get an update from New Jersey, where the People's Organization for Progress is leading a 67-mile march to demand the state Legislature pass legislation to hold police accountable. The nine-day march wraps up Saturday, and activists are demanding passage of a state policy that would give police review boards subpoena power, ban and criminalize chokeholds, establish requirements for use of deadly force and end qualified immunity in New Jersey. At the national level, they are calling for the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. "We know that electoral politics…

Photos by Mort Stein (2021-10-15). Washington March for Women's Rights. indybay.org Women march throughout the country to keep abortion legal…

Rosalind English (2021-10-15). Law Pod UK latest episode: Can AI receive patent protection? ukhumanrightsblog.com In Episode 150 Rosalind English talks to Professor Ryan Abbott about the recent ruling in the Court of Appeal on whether an invention made by Artificial Intelligence without a traditional human inventor is entitled to a patent. The Court (with one of the judges dissenting) said no. And in the matter of patent applications GB …

Daniela Jimenez (2021-10-15). Former Deputy Guaidó Puts $1.2 Billion at Risk in New York Court. orinocotribune.com The criminal scheme of Juan Guaidó failed once again in a new action against the assets of Venezuela and their theft abroad. Guaidó and his group put more than a billion dollars at risk when they failed to defend resources, so a New York court ruled against Venezuela in favor of bond creditors with which Venezuela has debts because of the restrictions imposed by illegal US sanctions. The blockade and the unilateral coercive measures have also illegally stopped or impeded commercial oil activity, causing a fall in foreign exchange income, and then there are the threats of embargoes and looting. | The anti-Chavista…

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2021-10-15: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2021-10-15). A Yemen Catastrophe that America helped Make (Pearson Inst. Video with Juan Cole). juancole.com Pearson Institute Panel on Catastrophe in Yemen from October 13, with Juan Cole among the panelists. Pearson Institute: Yemen in Neglect My (much more expert-on-Yemen than I) colleagues in this panel: Afrah Nasser is Yemen Researcher, Human Rights Watch. Shadi Abu Sneida is a humanitarian working with UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Yemen. Stacy …

Fight Back (2021-10-15). Free Carmen Villalba! Paraguay illegally detaining political prisoner. fightbacknews.org The Paraguayan government is illegally detaining Carmen Villalba despite her completion of all prison sentences. Carmen Villalba is a political prisoner under arbitrary detention. This violation of the law by Paraguayan officials is a continuation of the vendetta, often deadly, against her and her family. | Carmen Villalba was arrested in 2004 for her revolutionary activities as a member of the Patria Libre (PL) party. Villalba was part of the struggle against the repressive Stroessner government – a bloody dictatorship, fully supported by the United States. Stroessner harshly repressed workers, peasant and indig…

WSWS (2021-10-15). Trump putsch was outcome of two-decade attack on constitutional rule and legality. wsws.org The attempted coup was the culmination of a protracted assault on democratic rights and constitutional rule by successive Republican and Democratic administrations.

Rosalind English (2021-10-15). Law Pod UK latest episode: Can AI receive patent protection? ukhumanrightsblog.com In Episode 150 Rosalind English talks to Professor Ryan Abbott about the recent ruling in the Court of Appeal on whether an invention made by Artificial Intelligence without a traditional human inventor is entitled to a patent. The Court (with one of the judges dissenting) said no. And in the matter of patent applications GB …

Photos by Mort Stein (2021-10-15). Washington March for Women's Rights. indybay.org Women march throughout the country to keep abortion legal…

Reproductive Justice Can't Wait (2021-10-15). Why They Marched in Danville. indybay.org Women's rights activists in Danville and San Ramon, two East Bay cities a few miles apart, joined forces for a march for reproductive justice on October 2nd.

TASS (2021-10-14). US returns to UN Human Rights Council. tass.com The council is comprised of 47 countries, including Russia, with one third of members being re-elected every year…

Jason Ditz (2021-10-14). Militias Threaten Response After Israel Kills Nine in Strike on Syria. news.antiwar.com The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is The militias reacted angrily, promising to respond

Charles Pierson (2021-10-14). UN Human Rights Council Abandons Yemen. counterpunch.org Now that the Saudi Lobby has successfully torpedoed the UN's investigation into war crimes in Yemen, their next target will be California Democratic Representative Ro Khanna's amendment to the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act. Khanna's amendment was accepted by the House of Representatives. If incorporated in the final version of the NDAA, Khanna's amendment will end all US support to the Saudi-led coalition.

Editor2 (2021-10-14). Death of Indigenous Human Rights Activist Sparks Outrage in Chile. orinocotribune.com Denisse Cortés was killed amid police repression against a peaceful march of Mapuche Indigenous people in Santiago, Chile. Eyewitnesses said that she was hit in the neck by a tear gas canister fired by the police agents, the police maintain it was a "firework" launched by the protesters themselves | The death of Indigenous human rights activist, Denisse Cortés, has sparked indignation across Chile. 43-year-old Cortés died on October 10 after officials of the national police force, the Carabineros, brutally repressed a peaceful march by Mapuche Indigenous people in the capital Santiago. | On Sunday, over a thousan…

Editor2 (2021-10-14). US Intervention and Capitalism Have Created a Monster in Honduras. orinocotribune.com By W.T. Whitney — Oct 13, 2021 | Chilean author and human rights advocate Ariel Dorfman recently memorialized Orlando Letelier, President Allende's foreign minister. Agents of dictator Augusto Pinochet murdered Letelier in Washington in 1976. Dorfman The Honduran government headed by president Juan Orlando…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-14). Despite setbacks, Western Sahara continues struggle for self-determination. peoplesdispatch.org Mahjoub Maliha of CODESA (Collective of Saharawi Human Rights Defenders) speaks to Peoples Dispatch on the developments since last November in Western Sahara and the way ahead for the Saharawi struggle for self-determination…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-14). Despite Setbacks, Western Sahara Continues the Struggle for Self-Determination. libya360.wordpress.com Mahjoub Maliha of CODESA (Collective of Saharawi Human Rights Defenders) speaks to Peoples Dispatch about the situation in Western Sahara after the violation of the ceasefire agreement by Moroccan forces last November and the human rights violations against activists and civilians by the Moroccan state that followed. He also points that international actors have failed…

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano (2021-10-14). Lies and Torture Cover-up: U.S. State Secrets Doctrine Is a Fraud. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR- lvm, JL (2021-10-14). Pdte. de México insta a OMS aprobar vacunas contra la Covid-19. telesurtv.net "Son derechos humanos y la OMS tiene que actuar con imparcialidad", dijo el mandatario mexicano.

Anonymous007 (2021-10-14). Ukraine's Armed Forces Detained LPR JCCC Representative. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Ukrainian security forces captured an employee of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC) of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR). | The representative of the JCCC was stopped near the checkpoint "Pervomaisk — Zolotoe", the representative of the LPR on the political subgroup for Donbass, Rodion Miroshnik said."The militants of Ukraine violated several obligations and agreements at once, stole our observer, who was in Zolote.

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-10-14). Famous Chicago Historian And Activist Timuel Black Passes Away At 102. moguldom.com Another legendary Black American leader has died. Timuel Black — a notable educator, historian, civil rights activist, author and jazz enthusiast — died Wednesday, Oct. 13, at his Hyde Park home. He was 102. Black was one of Chicago's most prolific and respected icons, and his death was announced in a news article by one …

Staff (2021-10-14). Headlines for October 14, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Says Port of Los Angeles Will Operate 24/7 to Ease Logjam That's Fueling Inflation, WHO Advisory Team to Investigate Origins of COVID-19 Pandemic, Pressure Grows to Waive Patent Rights for COVID Vaccines and for U.S. to Release Moderna Recipe, Florida Health Department Fines County That Defied Ban on Vaccine Mandates, Biden Admin to Massively Expand Wind Farms Along U.S. Coastlines, IAE Says Governments Must Do Far More to Avert Climate Catastrophe, Police Arrest Another 90 Activists as Climate Protests Continue in Front of White House, Texas Approves Heavily Gerrymandered Redistricting Map in Favor of GOP,…

_____ (2021-10-14). Empty Words And Colonialism, Or Treaty Rights And Self Determination? popularresistance.org On Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, United States President Joe Biden issued a first-ever Proclamation for Indigenous Peoples' Day. The first two sentences state: | "Since time immemorial, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians have built vibrant and diverse cultures — safeguarding land, language, spirit, knowledge, and tradition across the generations. On Indigenous Peoples' Day, our Nation celebrates the invaluable contributions and resilience of Indigenous peoples, recognizes their inherent sovereignty, and commits to honoring the Federal Government's trust and treaty obligations to Tribal Nations."

Staff (2021-10-14). Now Joined by Zimbabwe, Friends in Defense of UN Charter Adopt Political Declaration (Illegal Sanctions). orinocotribune.com Among other agreements, member countries of the Friends in Defense of the United Nations Charter agreed to safeguard the principle of national sovereignty and ensure compliance with the general principles that govern the international trading system, according to information released by Venezuela's ministry of foreign affairs. | Within the framework of the 60th anniversary of the inaugural conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Belgrade, the second meeting of the Group of Friends in Defense of the United Nations Charter was held this Wednesday, October 13. A total of 19 countries participated, following…

Staff (2021-10-14). Turkey Denounces Sanctions Against Nicaragua and Strengthens Cooperation. orinocotribune.com Turkey rejected the sanctions of the US and its allies against the government of Daniel Ortega, and signed agreements with Nicaragua to increase cooperation between the two nations. | In a joint press conference held in Turkey's capital Ankara, alongside his Nicaraguan counterpart, Denis Moncada, the Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu expressed his opposition to illegal economic coercive measures that hegemonic governments unilaterally and illegally apply against countries such as Nicaragua. | àáavu≈üoƒülu highlighted that these types…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-14). No Sanctions Coming Nord Stream 2's Way Despite Ted Cruz And Congress' Best Efforts. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Washington will not implement any further sanctions against Nord Stream 2 in the near future, The outlet claims reported Republican Senator Ted Cruz has repeatedly insisted on restrictions. | Ted Cruz is blocking nominations for ambassador picks in order to attempt and force US President Joe Biden to impo…

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