Daily Archives: May 17, 2021

2021-05-17: News Headlines

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-17). Ocasio-Cortez Leads House Dems' Demand That Biden 'End the Carceral Approach to Immigration'. commondreams.org "It is time to end the carceral approach to immigration… Instead, we urge the Biden administration to pursue humane and just immigration policies that aim to end mass incarceration, criminalization, and deportation of immigrants." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sam Ord, Nick Clark (2021-05-17). 100,000 march in London to support Palestinian resistance. nationofchange.org The protest follows Israeli settlers attempted eviction of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, east Jerusalem, cops' attacks on Al Aqsa mosque and airstrikes on Gaza.

Eds. (2021-05-17). Biden budget would send $1.3 billion more to Israeli military than to Global climate programs: Analysis. mronline.org A group of anti-war veterans said President Joe Biden's spending priorities indicate that he thinks "preserving apartheid is more important than fighting climate change." | May 17, 2021 | Newswire…

Liberation Staff (2021-05-17). Nakba 73: Actions in 75+ US cities remember the Palestinian 'Catastrophe' of 1948. liberationnews.org Seventy-three years after al-Nakba, or "the Catastrophe," Palestinians and their supporters from all around the world took to the streets to stand with the Palestinian resistance to Israeli apartheid, demand an end to U.S. aid to Israel and called for support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. As many as 100,000 people in the …

Eds. (2021-05-17). This isn't a civil war, it is settler-colonial brutality. mronline.org We are not seeing a "civil war" inside Israel, but rather the Israeli settler state declaring a war on its colonized "citizens," and Palestinians fighting for their liberation. | May 17, 2021 | Newswire…

Sasha Abramsky (2021-05-17). The California Prosecutors Who Want to Keep People Out of Jail. thenation.com Three Strikes policy, a coalition of recently elected district attorneys is pushing back against mass incarceration.

Lawrence Davidson (2021-05-17). Apartheid Israel Confirmed. counterpunch.org The Question Of Apartheid It was perhaps 6 or 7 years ago. I was part of a panel, debating on Israel and the Palestinians, that took place at a local (West Chester, Pa) Quaker Friends school. The school had such debates regularly until the administration caved-in to pressure from the Zionist parents of a number

Luis Mucino (2021-05-17). Black Lives Matter Movement. indybay.org An Op-ed on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Sarah Anderson (2021-05-17). Wall Street Banks Reject Racial Equity Audits, While Professing BLM Support. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Human Rights Watch (2021-05-17). Danger of Excessive Force by Israeli Security against Israelis of Palestinian Heritage in Mixed Cities. juancole.com ( Human Rights Watch ) — (New York) — Amid escalating violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel visited the central Israel mixed Palestinian-Jewish city of Lod on May 13, 2021, after media reported violence there by vigilante groups, both Jewish groups including West Bank settlers and groups …

_____ (2021-05-16). Prominent Muslim Group To Boycott White House Eid Celebration. popularresistance.org The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a prominent American Muslim organization, announced Saturday it will boycott the White House's annual Eid celebration over the Biden administration's stance on Israel amid spiking violence in the Gaza Strip. | CAIR said it was joining with other groups in the boycott over the White House's "incredibly disappointing and deeply disturbing" response to the violence. | "We cannot in good conscience celebrate Eid with the Biden Administration while it literally aids, abets and justifies the Israeli apartheid government's indiscriminate bombing of innocent men, women an…

James L. Gelvin (2021-05-16). As the Palestinian minority takes to the streets, Israel is having its own Black Lives Matter moment. juancole.com ( The Conversation) — The images and reports coming from Israel, Jerusalem and Gaza in recent days are shocking. They are also surprising to those who thought the 2020 Abraham Accords and subsequent agreements to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan would place the conflict between Israelis and …

_____ (2021-05-16). Roger Waters On Israel's Crimes And Palestine's Resistance. popularresistance.org Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad talk about the brutal Israeli apartheid and violence on Palestinians, the defiant resistance of the Palestinian people and the global struggle against imperialism and settler colonialism.

Fight Back (2021-05-16). Denver march demands justice for Palestine. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – On May 14, an estimated 2000 people gathered at the Colorado State Capitol for a Palestinian solidarity rally and march organized by the Colorado Palestine Club. The demonstration marks the biggest show of solidarity with Palestine that Denver has seen in recent memory and is a sure sign of the changing tide of public opinion against the apartheid state of Israel. | The demonstration was called for in response to heightened aggression and brutality that the Zionist state has unleashed against the people of Palestine. In particular, Israeli settlers are attempting to illegally and forcefully displace…

Fight Back (2021-05-16). Michigan protest demands 'Free Palestine'. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – 60 protesters gathered for a "Free Palestine, Stop U.S. Aid to Israel" protest in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 15, as the world observed Nakba Day amid continued Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people. | Organized by the Grand Rapids Anti-War Committee, the protest featured speakers from Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Democratic Socialists of America, Bimose Ode, Justice for Black Lives, and local Palestinian activists. | Protesters chanted "Free, free, Palestine!" and "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!" | "Joe Biden and the American government need to stop fu…

_____ (2021-05-16). The Zionism Discourse On Palestine Is Crumbling. popularresistance.org On April 27, one of the world's largest and most credible rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW), concluded, in a comprehensive 213-pages report, that Israel is an apartheid state. | "Across these areas and in most aspects of life, Israeli authorities methodically privilege Jewish Israelis and discriminate against Palestinians. Laws, policies, and statements by leading Israeli officials make plain that the objective of maintaining Jewish Israeli control over demographics, political power and land has long guided government policy," the report entitled "A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of A…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-16). "Much Worse than Apartheid": Israel's Discourse on Palestine is Crumbling. juancole.com On April 27, one of the world's largest and most credible rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW), concluded, in a comprehensive 213-pages report, that Israel is an apartheid state. "Across these areas and in most aspects of life, Israeli authorities methodically privilege Jewish Israelis and discriminate against Palestinians. Laws, policies, and statements by leading Israeli …

Oliver Boyd-Barrett (2021-05-16). Ottoman's Forever Empire and its Multiple Triggers for War. dissidentvoice.org Trading Genocides On April 24, 2021, US President Joseph Biden declared that the massacre of 1.5 million Turkish Armenians in 1915 constituted genocide. As to whether genocide is the word Americans can consent to use about Native Americans who suffered death, torture, displacement, apartheid and disease at the hands, mainly, of European settlers in the …

Anonymous007 (2021-05-16). Military Situation In Syria On May 16, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 15, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 37 times: 19 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 8 — in Hama province | On May 15, US forces carried out a military patrol near the town of Malekiyah | On May 16, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Halluz area | On May 15, SDF released 16 people who were arrested a few days ago in the town of Shaheel | The number of Russia…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Leal: Colombia Will Continue Protests, It Has Nothing to Lose. telesurenglish.net In an interview granted this Sunday to HispanTV, Dr. Angel Rafael Tortolero Leal, research professor at the UNERG of Venezuela, said that the indignation against the repression and brutality of the police in Colombia is not limited to this country, but is a feeling that has sprouted globally. | RELATED: | Since April 28, Colombia has been the scene of massive protests, in the framework of a national strike…

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