2021-09-16: News Headlines

Dr. Derek Kerr (2021-09-16). SF City's Retirement System Run By Cops/Firefighters Union Bosses Funds Newspaper Looters. indybay.org The SF City pension fund run by the police and firefighters union officials is allowing the public workers fund to buy the union busting "vulture" hedge fund Alden Global which is busting newspaper unions throughout the country.

Karla Correa (2021-09-16). Pro-choice activist arrested at Manatee County Commission meeting. liberationnews.org On Sept. 14, activists gathered outside of the Manatee County Commission chambers to protest a county commission meeting where they would be discussing potential abortion restrictions similar to the Texas Heartbeat bill, which ban abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Josh Frank (2021-09-16). Harriet Washington, "Medical Apartheid" counterpunch.org

Staff (2021-09-16). As Wealthy Nations Debate Giving Booster Vaccine Shots, Calls Grow for Global Vaccine Equity. democracynow.org As the debate over booster vaccine shots heats up in the United States, global health leaders have issued an urgent call for global vaccine equity. The WHO reports vaccination rates on the African continent fall far below its target for 70% of the population of all countries to be vaccinated by mid-2022. "The science is not completely behind the need for booster shots yet," says Zane Dangor, special adviser to the foreign minister of South Africa, who has called on the U.S. to come up with a proposal for allowing other countries to manufacture vaccines. "This is an emergency that affects all of us because variant…

Judy Greenspan (2021-09-15). Soledad rally supports prisoner lawsuit against racist brutality. workers.org Soledad, Calif. Sept. 12 — Activists held a press conference and rally today outside Soledad Prison, California Training Facility (CTF) to support a legal complaint by prisoners inside. Prisoners filed the lawsuit to expose the racist "cell extraction" of 200 Black prisoners last July and the subsequent criminalization of the . . . |

Jonathan Cook (2021-09-15). Despite its exit, the US will continue to wage war on Afghanistan. dissidentvoice.org The United States has always been a bad loser. Whether it has viewed itself as an imperial power, a military superpower or, in today's preferred terminology, the "world's policeman", the assumption is that everyone else must submit to its will. All of which is the context for judging the outcry in western capitals over the …

_____ (2021-09-15). British Soldier Arrested For Protesting Against Yemen War. popularresistance.org The war in Afghanistan appears to be drawing to a close. But Western atrocities in the Middle East continue, with the 20-year-old War on Terror estimated to have displaced over 37 million people globally. | One particularly noteworthy example is the onslaught in Yemen, driving the country to become "the world's worst humanitarian crisis," in the opinion of the United Nations. Currently, more than half the country — 14 million people — are considered to be at risk of starvation. | While the Saudis may be doing the majority of the fighting, they are being armed, trained, aided and supported by the Unite…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-09-15). Racist Stereotypes About Africa in the U.S. Media Have Long Driven the Rape and Plunder of the Continent—But Where is the Outcry? covertactionmagazine.com Black Lives Matter should promote Pan-African solidarity and denounce U.S. imperialism in Africa The Black Lives Matter movement has had …

_____ (2021-09-15). 'Finding Kendrick Johnson' Reveals FBI's Complicity In Coverup Of Black Child's Murder. popularresistance.org Millions of people in the United States believe the justice system—from the cops in the street right on up to the judges in the courthouse—is fair and unbiased. Millions of people also believe systemic racial and class biases are relics of a bygone era washed away by progressivism, the election of the First Black President, and the great healer called Time. | But those millions of people need to wake up and watch Jason Pollock's documentary, "Finding Kendrick Johnson" (2021), for a healthy and horrifying dose of reality. | The film begins with Kendrick Johnson, a 17-year-old Black student, who was fou…

Andrew Emett (2021-09-15). Philadelphia agrees to pay $2M to innocent woman beaten by cops. nationofchange.org "The behavior that occurred during the interaction between Rickia Young, her nephew, her son, and some of the officers on the scene violated the mission of the Philadelphia Police Department."

Sam Francis (2021-09-15). Chicago protesters demand end to mass incarceration on 50th anniversary of Attica uprising. liberationnews.org Activists from organizations throughout Chicago used the event to uplift the names of those who have fallen victim to the criminal justice system.

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