2022-12-02: News Headlines

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2022-12-02). Sanctions: Dec. 10 webinar exposes U.S. economic warfare. workers.org Intensifying U.S. sanctions, imposed on a third of humanity, are sending shock waves through the world economy. Sanctions have boomeranged on the U.S. and EU countries through inflation, supply chain shortages and a looming recession — causing hardship at home. But by far the greatest burden is borne by the . . . |

Editor (2022-12-02). Israel Set to Deport Palestinian-French Human Rights Defender Salah Hammouri. scheerpost.com Having spent nearly a decade in occupation prisons, Hammouri was most recently placed under administrative detention in March. In 2020, Israel revoked his residency status, an often-used tool of ethnic cleansing deployed against Palestinians in East Jerusalem.

International Human Rights Day Coalition (2022-12-02). 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…

Donnie Ray Saxton (2022-12-02). I'm Proud of My Transgender Son. The Health Care He Needs Shouldn't Be Up for Debate. aclu.org I have not always understood what it means to be transgender, and I did not always support transgender rights. But, as I watched my son Parker suffer, I learned more, and I keep trying every day to understand what he goes through. Seeing firsthand the benefits of gender-affirming healthcare for Parker has opened my eyes to see that this is definitely the right thing. | I wish I could say that my little dude has spent his entire life being comfortable in his own skin, but that is just not true for Parker. Before he started his gender-affirming medical care, Parker was depressed, anxious, and withdrawn. I worrie…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-12-02). 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.

Kristen Lee (2022-12-02). Why the ACLU Supports the Electoral Count Reform Act. aclu.org As we near the end of 2022 and the second anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Congress has the opportunity to pass much-needed reforms to the Electoral Count Act of 1887. The Electoral Count Act governs the process of casting and counting the Electoral College votes for president and vice president. | As the events of January 2021 made clear, the current law contains poorly drafted language governing critical aspects of the election certification process, leaving it vulnerable to exploitation. Attempting to take advantage of the ambiguities in the Electoral Count Act on January 6, the former p…

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-12-02). Rain or Shine, Grannies Rage for Abortion Rights. indybay.org Action at Federal Building part of Nationwide Protest…

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2022-12-02). Congress and Biden override rail worker collective bargaining rights. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Giving in to pressure from Democratic President Joe Biden and corporate rail bosses, the Senate overwhelmingly imposed a four-year contract on 115,000 unionized freight railroad workers—without the seven paid sick days they sought. The contract, which a Biden board crafted, came in legislation the president signed this morning. Biden, in a speech this morning at …

People for the American Way (2022-12-02). Sunday 12/4: "Voting Rights: The Struggle To Be Counted" – History Film on Black Voter Suppression. indybay.org Online event…

San Francisco is Pro-Choice (2022-12-02). 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.

SF on National Day of Action (2022-12-02). 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.

TeleSUR, lvm, YSM (2022-12-02). Presidente Arce destaca que fallo de la CIJ ratifica derechos de Bolivia sobre aguas del Silala. telesurtv.net En 2016, Chile demandó a Bolivia ante la CIJ por el estatus y uso de las aguas del Silala y en 2018, Bolivia contrademandó a Chile.

Ali Abunimah (2022-12-01). Will Macron stop Israel's expulsion of Salah Hammouri? electronicintifada.net Palestinian-French human rights lawyer may be deported as soon as Monday.

En.mehrnews (2022-12-01). Zionists backers in no position to talk about human rights. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said the backers of occupying, terrorist and racist Zionist regime of Israel are in no position to comment on human rights in other places.

Andy Kroll (2022-12-01). Paying for an Overheating Earth. tomdispatch.com On October 29th, 75-year-old Saifullah Paracha, Guantánamo Bay's oldest detainee, was finally released by U.S. authorities and flown home to his family in Karachi, Pakistan. He had been incarcerated for nearly two decades without either charges or a trial. His plane touched down in a land still reeling from this year's cataclysmic monsoon floods that, in July, had covered an unparalleled one-third of that country. Even his own family's neighborhood, the well-heeled Defense Housing Authority complex, had been thoroughly inundated with, as a reporter wrote at the time, "water gushing into houses." Having endured 19…

Staff (2022-12-01). #JusticeForSalah: Massive banner unfurled in Paris urges freedom for Salah Hamouri #LiberezSalah. samidoun.net Photo credit: @tulyppe On Thursday December 1 in Paris, a huge banner was unfurled over a busy street, calling for the immediate release of Salah Hamouri, the French-Palestinian lawyer imprisoned without charge or trial under Israeli administrative detention regime since 7 March 2022. The banner was widely seen by many passers-by, both pedestrians and drivers …

Setareh Ghandehari (2022-12-01). Number of Immigrants Under Punitive Surveillance Quadrupled on Biden's Watch. truthout.org Over the past two years, despite President Joe Biden's campaign promises to bring fairness to the immigration system, the current administration has quadrupled the number of people enrolled in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) so-called "alternatives to detention" (ATD) surveillance program, and has doubled the number of people held in immigration jails. There is no acceptable… |

Amy Goodman (2022-12-01). Critics Slam NYC Plan to Involuntarily Hospitalize Those With Mental Illness. truthout.org New York Mayor Eric Adams announced this week that police and emergency medical workers will start hospitalizing people with mental illness against their will, even if they pose no threat to others. Rights groups and community organizations have slammed the move as inhumane and are demanding better access to housing and other support for people struggling with mental illness and homelessness. |

John Bachtell (2022-12-01). Reproductive rights voter wave swamps MAGA trickle. peoplesworld.org On Election Day 2022, November 8, voters, defying political gravity and beltway pundit groupthink, struck a major blow against MAGA Republican extremism. The "blue wall" met the "red trickle" as voters turned out to defend constitutional democracy, the rule of law, the peaceful transfer of power, and, specifically, reproductive rights. The anti-MAGA majority in defense …

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-12-01). Green Protest on Black Friday. indybay.org Green abortion rights balloons fly at Westfield mall…

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2022-12-01). Congress could be ready to kill bargaining rights of rail workers. peoplesworld.org The late Auto Workers President Walter Reuther once warned that what workers won at the bargaining table workers "could be taken away at the stroke of a pen" by lawmakers. The congressional effort underway today, proves his point. Lawmakers may be about to do exactly what Reuther warned about. And it's not just Congress that …

Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights (2022-12-01). Thursday 12/1: Street Theatre/Protest: Legal Abortion Nationwide! Rain or Shine. indybay.org Philip Burton Federal Courthouse 450 Golden Gate, San Francisco, CA 940012…

Andreína Chávez Alava (2022-12-01). Venezuela: Maduro Welcomes Chevron License, Demands All US Sanctions Lifted. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's PDVSA and Chevron will sign contracts in the coming days for oil extraction framed in the country's legislation.

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-01). US Imposes New Sanctions on North Korean Officials After ICBM Test. news.antiwar.com The US on Thursday imposed sanctions on three North Korean officials said to be tied to the country's weapons programs following Pyongyang's November 18 ICBM test. Since North Korea is under such heavy sanctions, the measures will have little impact, but they will ensure that tensions on the Korean Peninsula remain high. North Korea has …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-01). 'Not a Choice, but Necessity:' Iran, India Recalibrating Ties Amid Geopolitical Shifts. libya360.wordpress.com Zafar Mehdi Following a drop in trade brought on by US sanctions, New Delhi and Tehran — boosted by their mutual strong relations with Moscow — are set to revamp ties in a new era of Eurasian multipolarity. "Not a choice, but a necessity." That's how Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani stressed the importance…

Jesús Inojosa (2022-12-01). Venezuela Will Control Expenditure of Unfrozen Funds, Says Jorge Rodríguez (Mexico Talks). orinocotribune.com The head of the Venezuelan government delegation for the Mexico Talks, Jorge Rodríguez, highlighted that with the signing of the agreement in Mexico, the extremist sector of the opposition recognizes the negative effect that the sanctions imposed by the United States and Europe have had on the population. | "With this agreement, for the first time, this extremist sector of the Venezuelan opposition recognizes the existence of sanctions and the existence of frozen money that belongs to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela," Rodríguez said during his participation in a press conference offered by President Nicolás…

Matthias Brockers, Michael Haller (2022-12-01). Farewell to the unipolar world and Disaster capitalism: back to Marx! indybay.org The sanctions have already proved to be a dangerous boomerang because they hit Europe harder than Russia… It is a suicidal illusion to try to win a war against the raw materials giant Russia – which possesses more than a third of all fossil energies and raw materials on earth – and the world's largest high-tech workshop, China, which is united with it.

Staff (2022-12-01). President Maduro Demands Lifting All Sanctions and Return of CITGO. orinocotribune.com The sanctions and unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States government against Venezuela must be completely lifted on the oil industry, the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, said on Wednesday, November 30. | During a press conference at the Miraflores Palace, with national and international media, the head of state stated that Venezuela "has the right to freedom of trade and production." | "All colonialist sanctions on the Venezuelan oil industry must be lifted," he said, "because they violate the agreements of the World Trade Organization (WTO)." | He added that "all the licenses (those tha…

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2022-12-01: News Headlines

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-12-01). 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.

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-12-01). Green Protest on Black Friday. indybay.org Green abortion rights balloons fly at Westfield mall…

Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights (2022-12-01). Thursday 12/1: Street Theatre/Protest: Legal Abortion Nationwide! Rain or Shine. indybay.org Philip Burton Federal Courthouse 450 Golden Gate, San Francisco, CA 940012…

San Francisco is Pro-Choice (2022-12-01). 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.

Matthias Brockers, Michael Haller (2022-12-01). Farewell to the unipolar world and Disaster capitalism: back to Marx! indybay.org The sanctions have already proved to be a dangerous boomerang because they hit Europe harder than Russia… It is a suicidal illusion to try to win a war against the raw materials giant Russia – which possesses more than a third of all fossil energies and raw materials on earth – and the world's largest high-tech workshop, China, which is united with it.

_____ (2022-11-30). Ben-Gvir's Appointment As Minister For National Security Is Bad News. popularresistance.org The racist thug Itamar Ben-Gvir has not yet set foot in his new office as Minister of National Security, but the effects of his rise to power have already been felt throughout Palestine. As I write these words, Palestinian human rights activist Issa Amro was arrested by the Israeli Army. He recently published a video showing an IDF soldier attacking and beating an Israeli activist in the city of Al-Khalil (also known as Hebron). The actions of the soldier and the sudden unwarranted arrest of Issa are signs of things to come. | From Al-Khalil, Issa runs Youth Against Settlements, one of the most important and effe…

Anonymous669 (2022-11-30). In Video: Russia Deploys Heavy Howitzers On Frontline With Turkish Forces In Northern Syria. southfront.org Photo: RIA Novosti / Ulyana Solovyeva | The Russian military grouping in Syria has deployed heavy howitzer near an important frontline with Turkish forces in the northern countryside of Aleppo. | A video that surfaced online on November 30 shows a Russian battery of Msta-B towed 152 mm howitzers moving in the direction of the town of Tell Rifaat. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the battery was deployed at a newly-established position in the nearby village of Tell Ji…

Belén Fernández (2022-11-30). Beware Western Hypocrisy When It Comes to Human Rights at the World Cup. commondreams.org As the old saying goes, look in the mirror before you judge others.

En.mehrnews (2022-11-30). West seeking securitization of Iran case, says MP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) — Member of the Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said that the West by raising the issue of human rights parallel to the nuclear issue in the IAEA is seeking securitization of the Iranian case.

Staff (2022-11-30). New attack on Salah Hamouri: Occupation threatens to forcibly deport him on Sunday, 4 December. samidoun.net Salah Hamouri, the imprisoned French-Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention since March 2022, has been told by occupation prison administrators in Hadarim prison that he will be forcibly deported to France and stripped of his Jerusalem ID on Sunday, 4 December. His detention is scheduled to expire …

_____ (2022-11-30). Brazil's President-Elect Lula Calls To Free Julian Assange. popularresistance.org Brazil's left-wing President-elect Lula da Silva has called for journalist Julian Assange to be freed from his "unjust imprisonment." | Assange, the founder of whistle-blowing journalism publication WikiLeaks, has languished since 2019 in a maximum-security British prison, where he has suffered from prolonged torture that could threaten his life, according to the top United Nations expert. | The United Kingdom is preparing to extradite the Australian journalist to the United States, where he is facing up to 175 years in prison on politically motivated charges based in part on illegal CIA spying and threats. | On…

_____ (2022-11-30). Railroad Workers Protest Joe Biden's Interference In Fight For Their Rights. popularresistance.org As the date for a possible national railroad strike nears, President Joe Biden stepped in this week to force a contract on the railroad workers. | On Monday, November 28, the While House released this statement, which begins with: | I am calling on Congress to pass legislation immediately to adopt the Tentative Agreement between railroad workers and operators — without any modifications or delay — to avert a potentially crippling national rail shutdown. | After some encouraging words from progressives Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Jamaal Bowman on Tuesday, Lauren K. Gurley reported today t…

Chris Walker (2022-11-30). Senate Passes Respect for Marriage Act to Protect Same-Sex Marriage Rights. truthout.org The U.S. Senate has passed the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation that aims to enshrine federal protections for same-sex marriages in the United States. The bill passed in the upper house of Congress on Tuesday evening by a vote of 61-38. Just 12 Republican lawmakers voted in favor of the bill, while the remaining members of the party voted against it. A similar bill passed earlier this year in… |

Jessica Corbett (2022-11-30). Rights Groups Rip NYC Mayor Over Forced Hospitalizations for Mental Illness. commondreams.org "Forcing people into treatment is a failed strategy," said the head of the NYCLU. "With no real plan for housing, services, or supports, the administration is choosing handcuffs and coercion."

Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights (2022-11-30). Thursday 12/1: Protest: Legal Abortion Nationwide! The Overturning of Abortion Rights Was Illegitimate. indybay.org Philip Burton Federal Courthouse 450 Golden Gate, San Francisco, CA 940012…

Rosalind English (2022-11-30). The Weekly Round-up: Scottish independence referendum, retained EU law and social media. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the News… The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the Scottish parliament does not have the power to pass legislation that would allow for a second referendum on Scottish independence. Such legislation, the Supreme Court found, would touch on 'reserved matters', that is, matters affecting the United Kingdom as a whole. The Scottish government unsuccessfully argued …

Staff (2022-11-30). The International Monetary Fund's Special Drawing Rights: Why a New Issuance is Necessary and Feasible at this Time, and Would Save Many Lives. cepr.net PDF 1. The SDR issuance last year probably saved hundreds of thousands of lives, if we use, e.g., the Bank for International Settlements' research on the relation between recessions and mortality. 2. Yet the US Treasury Department is holding up the proposed issuance for this year and announced just weeks ago that a new allocation …

WSWS (2022-11-30). What Biden and Congress' move to ban railroad strike reveals. wsws.org The move by Washington to override a clear vote by railroaders to reject a White House-brokered contract and impose it unilaterally is a major assault on the basic democratic rights of the working class. It is also a strategic experience whose lessons workers must learn.

Infobrics (2022-11-30). Chinese Refiners Seek More Russian Oil. infobrics.org State firms ask for assistance from Beijing ahead of EU sanctions…

Elijah Magnier (2022-11-29). 'US using UN Human Rights Council to put pressure on Iran'. thealtworld.com Elijah Magnier says the United States is using the UN Human Rights Council to put pressure on Iran. | Press TV's Spotlight UN Iran probe | Tonight's Spotlight on Press TV discussed the recent anti-Iran resolution approved by the UN Human Rights Council and whether the meeting had any legal basis. | The guests were Firas al-Najim, Manager of the NGO Canadian Defenders for Human Rights, from Toronto, and Elijah Magnier, journalist and political analyst, from Brussel…

Elijah Magnier (2022-11-29). Press TV's Spotlight UN Iran probe. thealtworld.com Tonight's Spotlight on Press TV discussed the recent anti-Iran resolution approved by the UN Human Rights Council and whether the meeting had any legal basis. | The guests were Firas al-Najim, Manager of the NGO Canadian Defenders for Human Rights, from Toronto, and Elijah Magnier, journalist and political analyst, from Brussel…

En.mehrnews (2022-11-29). Any country disagrees with West to be accused of HR violation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) — The Iranian deputy foreign minister Bagheri Kani has lambasted the Western countries for their double standards when it comes to international issues such as the human rights.

Abby Martin (2022-11-29). Ron DeSantis's Military Secrets: Torture & War Crimes. mronline.org In this Eyes Left/Empire Files exclusive, Mike Prysner sheds light on the shadowy military career of Ron DeSantis.

Ana Perdigón (2022-11-29). FANB Deployed in Bolívar State to Tackle Illegal Mining. orinocotribune.com The Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) remains deployed in Bolívar state to confront illegal armed organizations, many of whom operate networks involved in black market mining interests. As part of this patrol, FANB troops detained seven rustlers who were transporting 204 stolen cows on a barge to sell them illegally in Bolívar state. | The arrest of the seven subjects took place in the Orinoco River, as reported by the Twitter account of the GNB No. 62 Zone Command of the Bolívar state. |

_____ (2022-11-29). International Day Of Solidarity With Palestinians: Chasm Between Action And Rhetoric. popularresistance.org The world marked the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People on Tuesday, November 29. Countries and organizations from across the world reaffirmed their solidarity with Palestinians struggling to achieve their rights and independence from Israeli occupation. | UN Secretary General António Guterres issued a statement on the occasion, reiterating that "the peace must advance — the occupation must end." He emphasized that the UN is "steadfast in its commitment to realize the vision of two states — Israel and Palestine — living side by side in peace and security with Jerusalem as the…

Jessica Corbett (2022-11-29). 'Love Wins Again': Senate Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage. commondreams.org "While Congress has taken an important step," said the head of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, "it is incumbent on all of us to continue to push for passage of the comprehensive Equality Act."

Jessica Corbett (2022-11-29). Progressives Mobilize in Georgia for Dec. 6 Senate Runoff. commondreams.org Advocacy groups backing Sen. Raphael Warnock call the Democrat a "reproductive rights champion" who is also "fighting to stop the climate crisis and create good jobs in the process."

Julia Conley (2022-11-29). State Legislators Proposed 306 Bills Targeting Trans People in the Past 2 Years. truthout.org An analysis released Monday by NPR details what one rights advocacy group called the Republican Party's Lawmakers in every region of the United States have put forward "

WSWS (2022-11-29). Sri Lankan Telecom workers protest against privatisation. wsws.org The unions are promoting the illusion that the Wickremasinghe government, which is carrying out an historic assault on workers' living standards and social rights, can be pressured to change course.

WSWS (2022-11-29). Biden calls on Congress to impose rail contract in a major assault on workers' democratic rights. wsws.org A congressional injunction would be an attack on the rights of all workers, including the basic right to strike and participate in a meaningful contract vote.

WSWS (2022-11-29). Biden calls on Congress to impose rail contract, in a major assault on workers' democratic rights. wsws.org A congressional injunction would be an attack on the rights of all workers, including the basic right to strike and participate in meangingful contract vote.

En.mehrnews (2022-11-29). China calls for lifting of unilateral sanctions on Venezuela. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) — China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson called on relevant countries to stop interfering in Venezuela's internal affairs and lift unilateral sanctions as soon as possible.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-11-29). Tuvalu, Climate Change and the Metaverse. dissidentvoice.org When lost to climatic disaster and environmental turbulence, where does a whole nation go? History speaks about movements of people, whether induced by human agency or environment, finding sanctuary and refuge on other terrains, or perishing altogether. In the case of the Pacific Island state of Tuvalu, the response is seemingly digital or, as its …

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