Daily Archives: May 18, 2021

2021-05-18: News Headlines

repost (2021-05-18). Labor for Palestine's Call for Nakba Day Support for Palestine. indybay.org U.S. Labor Must Stand With Palestine! | Labor for Palestine, Nakba Day, May 15, 2021 | As workers, labor, and anti-apartheid activists, we join millions around the world to unequivocally condemn Israel's genocidal attacks on the Palestinian people: mass evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods of Jerusalem, storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, waves of state-sponsored violence throughout the West Bank and the '48 areas (stolen from Palestine in 1948), and merciless bombardment of Gaza that has already killed and wounded hundreds of people, many of them children.

_____ (2021-05-18). Palestinians Have a Right to Defend Themselves. popularresistance.org The scenes we've been witnessing on our screens coming out of occupied Palestine this week are unprecedented. What has been happening is a unified national uprising of the entire Palestinian people against Israeli ethnic cleansing, apartheid and aggression. Resisting colonial fragmentation of their body politic, Palestinians from all segments of the people have risen up with one …

Susan Abulhawa (2021-05-18). A conversation with Susan Abulhawa on Zionism. workers.org The following interview with Palestinian activist and author Susan Abuhawa was conducted by Ted Kelly, May 3, 2021. Abulhawa speaking at rally for Palestine in Philadelphia, May 15. WW Photo: Joe Piette Susan Abulhawa: Recently five or six young Palestinian boys were kidnapped and arrested; you know, just terrorized. . . . |

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-18). Global Solidarity Protests Against Israeli Apartheid as Palestinians Stage General Strike. commondreams.org "Today, the people of Palestine are once again going on strike for their liberation—and calling on the world to join them." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2021-05-18). AOC and Cori Bush Have Helped Remove Taboo on Calling Israel an Apartheid State. truthout.org When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez labeled Israel an apartheid country over the weekend,

Harmony Rodriguez (2021-05-18). Shackles come in many forms. workers.org The shackling of incarcerated workers and other members of our class is a heinous crime against humanity. As committed communists, we have to fight to end the conditions of their incarceration. There is another form of shackling: psychiatric shackling. It is used against the mentally ill or those suspected of . . . |

Staff (2021-05-18). Mass incarceration is an environmental justice issue, and vice versa. therealnews.com Prisoners in the United States are forced to drink contaminated water, breathe poor quality air, and live on or near land full of hazardous materials. These experts say that this must change.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Space Force missile commander removed after fascist ranting on right-wing podcast. wsws.org The firing of Space Force Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was preceded by the indictment of Marine Major Christopher Warnagiris, the first active-duty officer arrested in the siege of the US Capitol on January 6.

_____ (2021-05-18). Activists Push for Charges to Be Dropped Against Demonstrators for Black Lives. popularresistance.org At a press conference last month, members of the coalition stood in front of Travis County District Court in Austin with banners highlighting her case and calling for the dropping of charges against defendants criminalized during the uprisings across the country. The coalition formally presented a petition with over 2,000 signatures demanding that Travis County District Attorney José Garza drop the charges against people who protested for Black lives in Austin last year.

Luis Mucino (2021-05-18). Black Lives Matter Movement. indybay.org An Op-ed on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Staff (2021-05-17). North American statement for May 18 global day of action. samidoun.net We, the undersigned Palestinian-led organizations, endorse the General Strike called for by our people across all of colonized Palestine for May 18, 2021, and call on all supporters of Palestinian liberation to join the Day of Action. The Zionist settler-colonial state of Israel has launched a brutal military assault against our besieged people in the Gaza Strip and is pursuing the ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem, most notably in the neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan. These instances are a continuation of over 73 years of exile, oppression, and violence enacted by the apartheid state and Israeli settler mob…

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.

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…

Staff (2021-05-17). Palestinian Youth Are Leading a Popular Uprising to End Israeli Apartheid. truthout.org Palestinians everywhere are experiencing déjà vu right now, deep in our stomachs, while watching our people again resisting the erasure that Israel violently demands we accept, and knowing that many more will die. | As a mother myself, I wept while reading

Liberation Staff (2021-05-17). Nakba 73: Actions in 75+ U.S. 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 …

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 …

RobertAlvarez (2021-05-17). While Professing BLM Support, Wall Street Banks Reject Racial Equity Audits. ips-dc.org JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is urging shareholders to vote against a proposed review of the impact of bank policies and practices on racial inequality.

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.

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…

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…

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

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 …

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