Daily Archives: November 27, 2020

2020-11-27: News Headlines

John Pilger (2020-11-27). Britain's Class War on Children. counterpunch.org When I first reported on child poverty in Britain, I was struck by the faces of children I spoke to, especially the eyes. They were different: watchful, fearful. In Hackney, in 1975, I filmed Irene Brunsden's family. Irene told me she gave her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes. "She doesn't tell me she's hungry, she

The Canary (2020-11-27). Police to pay out £875,000 over the arrest of two journalists. thecanary.co Police have agreed to pay significant damages to two journalists inappropriately arrested over material that appeared in a documentary on the conflict in the north of Ireland.It is understood the PSNI has also agreed to delete material it seized from Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey and they raided their homes and offices in August 2018.The PA news agency understands that the PSNI has agreed to pay out £875,000.The total includes £600,000 to Fine Point Films, £150,000 to Birney and £125,000 to McCaffrey.The news a settlement had been reached was announced during a brief hearing at Belfast…

John Pilger (2020-11-27). Britain's Class War on Children. globalresearch.ca In this abridged article published by the London Daily Mirror & based on his 1975 film, Smashing Kids, John Pilger describes class as Britain's most virulent disease, causing record levels of child poverty. | *** | When I first reported on child …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-27). Police brutality against protesting migrants in Paris draws widespread outrage. peoplesdispatch.org On November 23, Monday, French police brutally attacked migrants protesting at the Place de la Republique in Paris against last week's forceful evacuation of the Saint-Denis migrant camp…

Commonwealth Club (2020-11-27). Tuesday 12/1: Alicia Garza: BLM Co-Founder & Activist on New Book, "The Purpose of Power" indybay.org Online via livestream…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-27). Court in Tunisia sentences blogger to two years in prison over social media posts. peoplesdispatch.org Blogger Wajdi Mahouechi was reportedly arrested after he criticized the public prosecutor in Tunisia. On November 12, the Tunis First Instance Court convicted him of all charges and sentenced him to two years in prison along with a fine of 1,000 Tunisian Dinars (USD 300)…

A. Majumdar (2020-11-26). PDF of November 26 issue. workers.org Download the 12-page PDF. Detroit smashes racist plot in U.S. election Editorial: Crimes against humanity: We charge genocide! Storms, hurricanes devastate Indigenous communities; Vincent Truitt: another police victim; Black Lives Matter & disabled people; Women fight military trauma; Defend post office, workers' homes; Political forces vs #45; Will Biden stop . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-26). Bolivian police arrest a military general implicated in the Sacaba massacre. peoplesdispatch.org On November 24, Bolivian police arrested the commander of the Cochabamba Military Garrison, General Alfredo Cuellar, in connection with The Prosecutor's Office ordered Cuellar's arrest after he gave his statement in the Sacaba massacre case yesterday. The Prosecutor's Office said that the arrest warrant was issued because there were elements of convi…

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Bolivia: General Alfredo Cuellar Arrested Over Sacaba Massacre. telesurenglish.net The Prosecutor's Office ordered the arrest of Bolivian Air Force General Alfredo Cuellar over the massacre that occurred in Sacaba city during the protests against the U.S.-backed coup that took place in November 2019. | RELATED: | The Bolivian general will remain in a cell of the Special Forces for the Fight Against Crime(FELCC) until his cautionary hearing. | "In the Sacaba events, I only performed administrative functions.

RT (2020-11-26). 'This is Canada, not North Korea!' WATCH Toronto BBQ owner get dragged away in handcuffs for breaching Covid-19 rules. rt.com Adamson Barbecue owner Adam Skelly has been arrested after opening his restaurant in direct defiance of lockdown orders in Toronto, with a crowd of BBQ lovers shouting 'shame!' as officers dragged him away. | The barbecue restaurant and Skelly himself became the center of controversy this week after he announced in an Instagram video on Tuesday that he was opening his doors. He also questioned lockdown orders and whether Covid-19 cases were being inflated. |

RT (2020-11-26). READ: From hormone treatment to punishment in solitary, Maria Butina's book lays bare her US prison horror and what she saw there. rt.com In a freshly-published book, Maria Butina has documented her time inside the American prison system, where she spent more than a year after being dubbed a foreign agent acting on behalf of Moscow's 'influence campaign.' | The book '#Prison diary' is based on the journal Butina kept chronicling her experiences behind bars, including the time she spent in solitary confinement. | The young gun rights activist from Siberia was in the US on a student visa when she was arrested in July 2018. It was the height of the Russiagate scandal surrounding allegations that Moscow actively meddled in American affairs to get Do…

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Chile: 7 Arrested Amid Protest for Political Prisoners' Release. telesurenglish.net Seven people Wednesday were arrested during a protest for the release of hundreds of political prisoners who were captured during the 2019 social outbreak against Chile's President Sebastian Piñera. | RELATED: | Thousands of people took to the streets to "demand the freedom of the young people who remain in custody for their participation in the protests that followed October 18, 2019," protestor Ana Bohemia tweeted. | Pi…

Tom Coburg (2020-11-26). Veteran anti-war activist warns that 'spycops' inquiry is unlikely to change anything. thecanary.co The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) Bill Ironically, its passage also coincides with the

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-26). Colombian social leader Julián Gil released after 900 days unjustly held in prison. peoplesdispatch.org "This is a victory of people's movements," declared Julián Gil as he left the prison and was greeted by dozens of family members, friends as well as militants and leaders of his organization Congreso de los Pueblos (the People's Congress). Gil, who worked as the technical secretary of the organization was arrested 902 days ago outside the organization's office and falsely accused of having participated in and planned acts of terrorism. | On Tuesday November 24, the Specialized Judge of Cundinamarca absolved Gil of all charges and declared that he should be released immediately. Gil had been accused of rebellion a…

Workers World Portland, Oregon, bureau (2020-11-25). Portland disabled Black Lives Matter protesters demand rights under ADA. workers.org A claim was filed in U.S. District Court here on Nov. 1 charging that disabled people are being denied their right to protest against "systemic racism" by local, state, and federal police agencies. The claim cites Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). August 2020 protest. Joining in . . . |

Azad Essa (2020-11-24). EXCLUSIVE: Ilhan Omar calls for end to American sponsorship of police brutality. middleeasteye.net EXCLUSIVE: Ilhan Omar calls for end to American sponsorship of police brutality | Congresswoman to introduce resolution condemning police brutality, which could have implications for arms sales to Egypt and Saudi Arabia, MEE can reveal | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 16: 55 | Draft resolution urges US arms manufacturers to stop the sale of lethal and non-lethal weapons to countries with documented patterns of police bruta…

Jade Crosbie (2020-11-24). Colorado governor waters down Elijah McClain investigation, protesters continue to demand justice. liberationnews.org The movement's demands are clear, "Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail; the whole damn system is guilty as hell!"

MEE staff (2020-11-24). HRW calls on Saudi Arabia to reveal status of detained Uighurs. middleeasteye.net HRW calls on Saudi Arabia to reveal status of detained Uighurs | Aimadoula Waili and Nurmemet Rozi were arrested last week by Saudi authorities and risk deportation and torture in China, rights group says | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 20: 05 | Human Rights Watch has called on Saudi authorities to 'immediately disclose' the status of Hemdullah Abduweli and Nurmemet Rozi (AFP/File photo) | Human Rights Watch has called on…

MEE staff (2020-11-24). Egyptian rights group says jailed director is in 'danger' from inhumane treatment. middleeasteye.net Egyptian rights group says jailed director is in 'danger' from inhumane treatment | The arrest of EIPR staff has triggered rare western condemnation of the Sisi government's crackdown on human rights | Tue, 11/24/2020 – 14: 02 | Gasser Abdelrazek was detained on 19 November, a few days after two of his colleagues were arrested over a human rights seminar their organisation held with western diplomats (EIPR)…

RT (2020-11-24). Terrorism investigation opened into attack on 2 women in Swiss store, suspect 'shouted Allahu Akbar' during stabbing. rt.com A stabbing attack which injured two women in a department store in the Swiss city of Lugano is being investigated as a suspected terrorist act. The female suspect, who allegedly called out 'Allahu Akbar,' has been arrested. | The attack occurred around 2pm local time, when a 28-year-old Swiss woman, who lives in the area, grabbed the first victim by the neck with her bare hands before turning on a second woman and slashing her with a knife, police said. | According to local reports, the attacker seized a bread knife from a store display as her weapon. She also reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" and screamed th…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-24). Human rights organizations demand release of jailed student activists in Myanmar. peoplesdispatch.org Several activists and students, many from the All Burma Federation of Student Unions, have been recently arrested by the Myanmar authorities for protesting against human rights violations in the country's Rakhine and Chin States…

_____ (2020-11-24). Neighbors Explain What Protests Against Systemic Racism Mean To Them. popularresistance.org Demonstrators took to the D.C. streets in late May, protesting police brutality and the systemic racism Black people face. It was part of a larger movement inspired by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but Floyd wasn't the only name protesters chanted. They called for justice for Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and, more locally, Marqueese Alston, D'Quan Young, and others. In September, a new name was added to the list: Deon Kay. | The demonstrations have taken place against the backdrop of a pandemic that has disproportionately impacted Black and Latino Americans, including in D.C.

Newsclick (2020-11-24). Two days ahead of historic strike, Indian trade unionists and farmers' leaders arrested. peoplesdispatch.org Organizers of the historic general strike said the arrest of 31 leaders of trade unions and farmers' movements in the State of Haryana would not dampen the protests. Over 200 million workers and hundreds of thousands of farmers will take part in the protest…