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2022-12-06: News Headlines

Anand Naidoo (2022-12-06). The Heat: Ukraine Conflict. america.cgtn.com The conflict in Ukraine is dragging on without an end in sight. What can be done to achieve peace? Ukraine says Russia has been targeting Ukrainian power infrastructure with missile strikes. The West has responded with economic sanctions, imposing a price cap on Russian oil. …

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-06). Russian Oil Price Cap, EU Sanctions Come Into Effect. news.antiwar.com An EU embargo on Russian oil and a Western-imposed price cap on Russian oil came into effect on Monday as Moscow said it is preparing a response to the policies. The US led the push to impose a price cap on Russian oil, and the EU agreed to set it at $60 per barrel, or …

International Human Rights Day Coalition (2022-12-06). Friday 12/9: Unite and Fight for our Rights, Lives, and planet. indybay.org Gather at the New Federal Building 7th and Mission | March to Powell and Market and Union Square…

Staff (2022-12-06). Detained French-Palestinian lawyer Salah Hamouri faces forced deportation at any time #JusticeforSalah. samidoun.net Detained French-Palestinian lawyer Salah Hamouri is threatened with deportation from his homeland, occupied Palestine, at any moment by Israeli occupation regime officials. While his deportation was originally announced for 4 December, he was then ordered held for further hearings on 6 December 2022. However, rather than legally delaying his deportation, he was ordered transferred from …

Staff (2022-12-06). Adal and Ahmad Musa relaunch hunger strike after their administrative detention is renewed. samidoun.net Adal and Ahmad Musa, two Palestinian prisoners and brothers jailed without charge or trial by the Israeli occupation regime, have relaunched their hunger strike on 5 December 2022 after both of their detention orders were renewed, despite both brothers concluding agreements for their release in order to end their prior hunger strikes. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner …

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-12-06). Rain or Shine, Grannies Rage for Abortion Rights. indybay.org Action at Federal Building part of Nationwide Protest…

People for the American Way (2022-12-06). Sunday 12/4: "Voting Rights: The Struggle To Be Counted" – History Film on Black Voter Suppression. indybay.org Online event…

Rose Ramirez (2022-12-06). Reproductive Rights Repertory on the Streets of San Francisco. indybay.org Photos by Rachel Podlishevsky, ProBonoPhoto.org | Please credit the photographer…

SF on National Day of Action (2022-12-06). Street Theater for Abortion Rights on Anniversary of Dobbs v. Jackson. indybay.org Street theater and songs for abortion rights | 1 min mp4 video by Lis Cox.

WSWS (2022-12-06). Sri Lanka: Brandix factory locks out 1, 0 workers protesting against bonus cut. wsws.org "It is clear that the problems of the workers cannot be solved under the capitalist system. We have to fight for our rights. We need to organize for that."

Julia Conley (2022-12-06). Right-wing SCOTUS majority signals support for anti-LGBTQ+ reactionariesÔøº. nationofchange.org "It does not bode well for the future of civil rights law that Gorsuch believes a state imposes 'reeducation training' on employers when it reminds them how to comply with nondiscrimination rules," said one court observer.

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-12-06). Asesinan a líder campesino en el suroeste de Guatemala. telesurtv.net El padre del occiso Eusebio Carcamo confirmó que Tereso, de 41 años, pertenecía al movimiento indígena y campesino de Guatemala, Comité de Desarrollo Campesino..

Brittani Banks (2022-12-05). Sanctions Batter Russia as the Kremlin Attempts to Overcome Them. independentmediainstitute.org Immediately after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the U.S., the UK, and the EU placed major sanctions on Russia to constrict its economy and restrain its war effort. Having been updated several times since, these sanctions have compounded the effects of the previous sanctions placed on Russia in 2014 after it annexed …

TeleSUR (2022-12-05). Russia Readies Its Response to the $60 per Barrel Cap. telesurenglish.net Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov spoke out against the 60 dollars per barrel cap on Russian oil exports agreed by the EU, the G7 and Australia last week. The Kremlin views this measure one aiming at destabilizing world energy markets. | RELATED: | The price cap agreed in June as part of the EU's sixth package of sanctions against Russia came into force this Monday, December 5. Speaking to the press today, Peskov said that "the deci…

____ (2022-12-05). Think tanks release report on China's outlook on human rights. ecns.cn A report examining contemporary Chinese outlook on human rights was released on Monday.

____ (2022-12-05). China inspires world in human rights protection. ecns.cn China's novel ideas, measures and practices in terms of how to respect and protect human rights can offer inspiration for the rest of the world, especially for developing countries, said a new think tank report on Monday.

____ (2022-12-05). CPC is active promoter, staunch defender of human rights cause: report. ecns.cn The Communist Party of China (CPC) is an active promoter and staunch defender of the human rights cause, and has always included respecting and protecting human rights as a key part of national governance, says a report on China's human rights development.

____ (2022-12-05). Full text: For a Life of Contentment — The Rationale for China's Human Rights Development. ecns.cn The China Foundation for Human Rights Development and the New China Research on Monday released a report on contemporary Chinese outlook on human rights, which is titled "For a Life of Contentment — The Rationale for China's Human Rights Development.""ÄÄ…

____ (2022-12-05). Chinese outlook on human rights enriches global cause. ecns.cn China has formed a contemporary Chinese outlook on human rights with "people" as the center, "development" as the driving force and "a life of contentment" as the goal, and has enriched the global human rights cause.

Guest Contributor (2022-12-05). Prof Brice Dickson: The UK's Engagement With International Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms. ukhumanrightsblog.com We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Prof Brice Dickson, Emeritus Professor of International and Comparative Law at Queen's University Belfast, in which he sets out the international human rights monitoring mechanisms applicable to the UK and considers the UK's engagement with the relevant monitoring processes (Eds). On 10 November 2022 the UN …

TeleSUR (2022-12-05). Report Examines Contemporary Chinese Outlook on Human Rights. telesurenglish.net On Monday, a joint report examining contemporary Chinese outlook on human rights was published by the China Foundation for Human Rights Development and the New China Research under Xinhua News Agency. | RELATED: | According to Xinhua News Agency, the joint report, titled "For a Life of Contentment: The Rationale for China's Human Rights Development", describes China's outlook on human rights as being continuously enr…

WSWS (2022-12-05). We Are Not Ghouls and The Corridors of Power: Two films probe or fail to probe US responsibility for genocide and torture. wsws.org We Are Not Ghouls is a valuable documenting of the violation of basic democratic rights that US authorities inflicted on its detainees during the "war on terror."

Suzanne James (2022-12-05). Unfriendly fire: Are firearms prohibition orders hitting the wrong targets? greenleft.org.au Firearms Prohibition Orders are supposed to target organised crime. But are they just another way for police to search and detain without cause and accountability, asks Suzanne James?

Editor (2022-12-05). Be out, loud, proud ‚àí and organize! workers.org The anti-LGBTQ+ assaults have been aggressive and unrelenting — from hundreds of punitive legislative bills to a deadly attack on people — gay, trans, heterosexual — at Club Q. The mean mocking voices have been loud on radio, television, social media. But breaking news! Despite these coordinated attacks, LGBTQ+ folks . . . |

Iram F. Ali (2022-12-05). What the 2022 Midterms Taught Us About Immigration Reform. aclu.org Immigration has long been used as a wedge issue during election years, and this year was no different. Many candidates peddled falsehoods and racist tropes about an "invasion" to instill fear and win support for their campaigns. America's Voice, an immigration advocacy organization, identified over

Liberation Staff (2022-12-05). Order now! "The Supreme Court versus Democracy" liberationnews.org The newest pamphlet from the Party for Socialism and Liberation exposes the attempts of the right wing of the capitalist ruling class to alter the form of the political system in the United States to destroy core democratic rights.

Matthew Johnson (2022-12-05). The Weekly Round-up: Legal but harmful content, ministerial breaches, and public record breaches. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news The proposed requirement for social media platforms to delete 'legal but harmful' content has been partly removed from the Online Safety Bill. While the change affects adult users, the requirement to prevent children being exposed to harmful content remains in the Bill. Culture Secretary, Michelle Donelan, denied that this change was 'weakening' …

The Associated Press (2022-12-05). Both Sides See High Stakes in Gay Rights Supreme Court Case. latinorebels.com The Supreme Court is being warned about the potentially dire consequences of a case next week involving a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for same-sex couples.

WSWS (2022-12-05). New York City mayor attacks the civil rights of the homeless. wsws.org The administration of New York Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, is using new legislation to forcibly remove homeless people whom it decides are mentally ill from the streets.

UnitedEditor (2022-12-05). "First step in lifting sanctions altogether" unitedworldint.com By Douglas Bolívar / Caracas, Venezuela The US administration has loosened its sanctions targeting the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on November 26. The Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) within the Treasury Department and responsible for applying sanctions, has granted the US oil company Chevron a license limited authorization to resume pumping oil from Venezuela …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-04). Eastern Ukraine Had Good Reason to Join Russia, After Kyiv's Aggression. libya360.wordpress.com Dan Kovalik Once a Pittsburgh sister city also known for its steel industry, Donetsk, and the greater Donbas region in which it is located, has been at war since 2014. According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, 14,000 people died in this conflict, even before Russia began its military operations in February. I've…

____ (2022-12-04). EU plans to criminalize violation of sanctions against Russia. ecns.cn The European Commission on Friday proposed making the circumvention of the European Union's (EU) sanctions against Russia a criminal offense.

____ (2022-12-04). Comicomment: Gunshots shatter illusion of US-style human rights. ecns.cn

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-04). Thousands March in Morocco to Protest Worsening Economic Conditions and Oppression. libya360.wordpress.com Tanupriya Singh (Photo: Workers' Democratic Way) Thousands marched on December 4 in Rabat against soaring prices of basic goods including food and fuel. The protest also drew attention to the attacks on freedom of expression, public services, and labor rights Thousands of people gathered at the Bab Al-Ahad Square in Moroccan capital Rabat on Sunday,…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-12-04). Rosa Louise McCauley Parks – Patron Saint – Women's Political Council of Montgomery, AL. indybay.org If the Women's Political Council of Montgomery, Alabama is known, then the efficacy of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement is placed in proper context, #Womanity.

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2022-12-05: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-12-05). We Are Not Ghouls and The Corridors of Power: Two films probe or fail to probe US responsibility for genocide and torture. wsws.org We Are Not Ghouls is a valuable documenting of the violation of basic democratic rights that US authorities inflicted on its detainees during the "war on terror."

____ (2022-12-05). Think tanks release report on China's outlook on human rights. ecns.cn A report examining contemporary Chinese outlook on human rights was released on Monday.

____ (2022-12-05). China inspires world in human rights protection. ecns.cn China's novel ideas, measures and practices in terms of how to respect and protect human rights can offer inspiration for the rest of the world, especially for developing countries, said a new think tank report on Monday.

____ (2022-12-05). CPC is active promoter, staunch defender of human rights cause: report. ecns.cn The Communist Party of China (CPC) is an active promoter and staunch defender of the human rights cause, and has always included respecting and protecting human rights as a key part of national governance, says a report on China's human rights development.

____ (2022-12-05). Full text: For a Life of Contentment — The Rationale for China's Human Rights Development. ecns.cn The China Foundation for Human Rights Development and the New China Research on Monday released a report on contemporary Chinese outlook on human rights, which is titled "For a Life of Contentment — The Rationale for China's Human Rights Development.""ÄÄ…

International Human Rights Day Coalition (2022-12-05). Friday 12/9: Unite and Fight for our Rights, Lives, and planet. indybay.org Gather at the New Federal Building 7th and Mission | March to Powell and Market and Union Square…

____ (2022-12-05). Chinese outlook on human rights enriches global cause. ecns.cn China has formed a contemporary Chinese outlook on human rights with "people" as the center, "development" as the driving force and "a life of contentment" as the goal, and has enriched the global human rights cause.

Suzanne James (2022-12-05). Unfriendly fire: Are firearms prohibition orders hitting the wrong targets? greenleft.org.au Firearms Prohibition Orders are supposed to target organised crime. But are they just another way for police to search and detain without cause and accountability, asks Suzanne James?

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-12-05). Rain or Shine, Grannies Rage for Abortion Rights. indybay.org Action at Federal Building part of Nationwide Protest…

People for the American Way (2022-12-05). Sunday 12/4: "Voting Rights: The Struggle To Be Counted" – History Film on Black Voter Suppression. indybay.org Online event…

Rose Ramirez (2022-12-05). Reproductive Rights Repertory on the Streets of San Francisco. indybay.org Photos by Rachel Podlishevsky, ProBonoPhoto.org | Please credit the photographer…

SF on National Day of Action (2022-12-05). Street Theater for Abortion Rights on Anniversary of Dobbs v. Jackson. indybay.org Street theater and songs for abortion rights | 1 min mp4 video by Lis Cox.

WSWS (2022-12-05). New York City mayor attacks the civil rights of the homeless. wsws.org The administration of New York Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, is using new legislation to forcibly remove homeless people whom it decides are mentally ill from the streets.

Matthew Johnson (2022-12-05). The Weekly Round-up: Legal but harmful content, ministerial breaches, and public record breaches. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news The proposed requirement for social media platforms to delete 'legal but harmful' content has been partly removed from the Online Safety Bill. While the change affects adult users, the requirement to prevent children being exposed to harmful content remains in the Bill. Culture Secretary, Michelle Donelan, denied that this change was 'weakening' …

____ (2022-12-04). EU plans to criminalize violation of sanctions against Russia. ecns.cn The European Commission on Friday proposed making the circumvention of the European Union's (EU) sanctions against Russia a criminal offense.

____ (2022-12-04). Comicomment: Gunshots shatter illusion of US-style human rights. ecns.cn

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-12-04). Rosa Louise McCauley Parks – Patron Saint – Women's Political Council of Montgomery, AL. indybay.org If the Women's Political Council of Montgomery, Alabama is known, then the efficacy of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement is placed in proper context, #Womanity.

_____ (2022-12-04). The Secret Reason The US Is Still In Syria. popularresistance.org Syria has drifted from the headlines, but the U.S. is still stealing their oil, occupying large swaths of their land, and economically obliterating them. | This month, UN special rapporteur Alena Douhan came back from Syria and demanded an end to all sanctions imposed by US and its allies. | In her statement, Douhan said, "The economy is hostage to a protracted economic crisis with growing inflation and frequent devaluation of the national currency" — Basically, most Syrians can do nothing but hope to survive. | These are not fighters, these are not terrorists hurling grenades at Americans. These are comple…

Alastair Crooke (2022-12-03). Alastair Crooke: Europe a VASSAL of the US, Destroying Itself Over Ukraine-Russia War! thealtworld.com Going Underground is back on air for the first time since April, now broadcasting to you from Dubai, the heart of the Middle East! For our return episode we speak to Alastair Crooke, the Founder and Director of Conflicts Forum. | He discusses Europe's and the US' declining narrative hegemony with China, India and Brazil taking their own independent positions on the Russia-Ukraine War, the coming showdown with China and the US using Europe as pawns in heating up the rivalry and attempts, the economic self-destruction of Europe via sanctions on Russia and economic divorce with China resulting in the US plucking non…

A Guest Author (2022-12-03). They want to lead us into war — interview with historic African leader from Mali. workers.org By Raphaà´l Schmeller This interview with Aminata Dramane Traoré was first published Nov. 30 in the German newspaper junge Welt (jW). Traoré is an author, human rights activist and former Minister of Culture in Mali. She discusses the chaos caused by Western states in the Sahel and the interests of . . . |

Anonymous669 (2022-12-03). 17 ISIS Terrorists Were Killed In Syria's Daraa Last November: Monitoring Group. southfront.org At least 17 terrorists of ISIS were killed in the southern Syrian governorate of Daraa in November, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a report released on December 3. | According to the London-based monitoring group, some of the casualties were low or high-ranking commanders of the terrorist group. | Most of the terrorists were killed during a

En.mehrnews (2022-12-03). Human rights turned into toy for several criminal governments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 03 (MNA) — Referring to the martyrdom of Palestinian youth by the Zionist regime, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said that human rights have been turned into the toy for several criminal governments.

Staff (2022-12-03). 'Turn Off the Tap on Plastic,' UN Chief Declares Amid Debate Over New Global Treaty. commondreams.org "Plastics are fossil fuels in another form," said U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, "and pose a serious threat to human rights, the climate, and biodiversity."

_____ (2022-12-03). UN To Observe Nakba Day In Series Of Approved Resolutions On Palestine. popularresistance.org The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a slate of resolutions on Palestine and the West Asia region during the 41st and 42nd meetings of its 77th session held this week. | The assembly voted to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nakba by organizing a high-level event at the UNGA on May 15, 2023. To this end, "L.24" titled "Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat" was adopted with a recorded 90 votes in favor, 30 against, and 47 abstentions. | The Nakba, or "The Catastrophe", refers to the series of mass atrocities committed by Zionist forces that accompanied the creation of the State o…

San Francisco is Pro-Choice (2022-12-03). Cleverly Executed Demo for Abortion Rights in Top San Francisco Mall. indybay.org Award winning Westfield Mall was already decorated in lights and Christmas colors when demonstrators arrived to "green it up" for abortion rights on busiest shopping day of the year.

WSWS (2022-12-03). Western Australian industrial court threatens to deregister nurses' union after strike. wsws.org The Industrial Relations Commission threat is in line with a broader assault, spearheaded by Labor and the unions, on the basic rights of workers to oppose attacks on their jobs, wages and conditions.

En.mehrnews (2022-12-03). Iran condemns US sanctions at UN BWC Revision Conference. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 03 (MNA) — Managing director of the Foreign Ministry International Peace and Security Office in a speech at the Ninth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention condemned US sanctions, which he said breach conventions.

En.mehrnews (2022-12-03). Iran spared no effort in offering services to Afghan refugees. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 03 (MNA) — Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the Geneva-based UN says that Iran has during the years of the past four decades spared no effort in offering services to the Afghan refugees despite the sanctions.

En.mehrnews (2022-12-03). Iran sanctions 8 Canadian individuals, entity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 03 (MNA) — The Iranian Foreign Ministry has imposed retaliatory sanctions on a Canadian entity and several individuals over their support for terrorism and acts of violence against the country.

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