Daily Archives: May 30, 2021

2021-05-30: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-30). A New Day of Bloody Repression in Colombia — 10 Deaths Reported, not Counting Desaparecidos. orinocotribune.com At least 10 people died on Friday in the Colombian city of Cali, making it one of the deadliest days in the anti-government demonstrations that began a month ago in Colombia and that have suffered harsh repression from the police. This was reported by the mayor's office on Saturday, May 29. | "Ten people" died [only on Friday] "is the report that we have this morning" on events related "to the protest and civil dynamics" in the capital of Valle del Cauca, said the secretary of security of the city, Carlos Rojas, on Caracol Radio . | Armed men fire guns in Cali today while cops look on. The "CAI" building in the b…

Next Generation Action Network (2021-05-30). Saturday 5/29: George Floyd Week: 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre Talk. indybay.org Online event…

Mondoweiss (2021-05-30). Rep. Cori Bush's impact on the US Israel-Palestine debate. juancole.com By David Warren: | Rep. Cori Bush's statements in support of Palestinians during the most recent uprising reflect how the US discussion of Israel-Palestine is increasingly impacted by the anti-racism and anti-colonialism of the Black Lives Matter movement. |

Staff (2021-05-30). Block the Boat! International Week of Action, 2-9 June 2021. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is republishing the following call from AROC (Arab Resource and Organizing Center.) Samidoun members and chapters will be participating in Block the Boat activities in their locations and urge all supporters of Palestine to join in the call! To get all of the latest information, sign up to organize an activity or receive updates, please reach out to AROC and visit the official Block the Boat website! Block ZIM Everywhere! Profiteering from Israeli Apartheid is not Welcome Anywhere! For the past 10 days, the threat of our #BlockTheBoat protest has kept a cargo ship…

Jyotsna Singh (2021-05-30). Vaccine apartheid in Palestine: The silent war by Israel. peoplesdispatch.org in violation of its obligations and responsibilities as an occupying power, Israel has taken little effort in vaccinating Palestinians, leading to very poor vaccination rates in the occupied territories and the general deterioration of health facilities…

Foreign Policy in Focus (2021-05-30). How the UN Can Help End Israeli Apartheid and Persecution. juancole.com By Louis Charbonneau | — ( Foreign Policy in Focus) — The latest outbreak of violence in Gaza is depressingly familiar. Scores of civilians, including children, were killed and injured. As usual, Israeli airstrikes in heavily populated areas of Gaza claimed the most victims, although Hamas rockets launched into Israel also killed and injured civilians. …

Henry A. Giroux (2021-05-30). Against Apartheid Pedagogy in the Age of White Supremacy. zcomm.org The urgency of the historical moment demands new visions of social change…

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (2021-05-30). Block ZIM Everywhere! Profiteering from Israeli Apartheid is Not Welcome Anywhere! International Week of Action. indybay.org For the past 12 days, the #BlockTheBoat protest has kept a cargo ship operated by ZIM — apartheid Israel's largest and oldest shipping company — from docking at the Port of Oakland. We are winning!

Justice Vanguard Takes the Lead (2021-05-30). Los Altos Commemorates Death of George Floyd with March/Rally. indybay.org Justice Vanguard is a grassroots racial justice organization that focuses on creating change through education and positive awareness. The youth group organized a 1.5 mile march from Los Altos High School to a busy intersection at the border of Mountain View and Los Altos, where students and community members spilled into the street, blocked traffic and rallied on the busy El Camino Real.

1st Anniversary of George Floyd (2021-05-30). Flowers and Candles Form Tribute to Black Lives Murdered. indybay.org Photos from a vigil held in Mill Valley on May 25th.

Anonymous669 (2021-05-29). Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham Is Rounding Up Government Supporters In Greater Idlib — Reports. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) is reportedly rounding up government supporters in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | On May 29, the General Security Agency, the security wing of HTS, carried out an arrest campaign in the region. Dozens of government supporters were arrested from the towns of Salqin, Harem, Darkoush, and Kafr Takharim in northern Idlib as well as from the town of Jisr al-Shughur in western Idlib. | The campaign targeted anyone who voiced hi…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-29). Military Situation In Syria On May 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 29, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 45 times: 25 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 8 — in Hama province | On May 28, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kansafra, Sufuhun, al-Fatirah, and al-Bara | On May 28, four SDF members were arrested, after trying to infiltrate into Turkish territory from Syria, according to the Turkish Ministry of Defense | Syrian Presid…

_____ (2021-05-29). Students Demand End To University Complicity With Israeli Apartheid. popularresistance.org University students across the UK are demanding immediate divestment from companies complicit in Israeli apartheid and settler-colonialism as a part of Apartheid Off Campus's national day of action.

Monifa Bandele (2021-05-29). George Floyd's Murder Was "Clarion Call" to Defund Police. zcomm.org What's Changed in Year Since His Death?>

Mary T Bassett (2021-05-29). [Perspectives] A history of US police violence. thelancet.com In 2020, the murder of George Floyd broadcast US police violence to the world. But police killings especially directed against Black men were not new. The US codes these as "deaths by legal intervention", which comprise mainly police uses of force. In 2017, such deaths were in the top ten causes of death for Black men aged 15—34 years. And this ranking used a measure known to undercount by 50% the actual number of deaths related to police encounters. In the USA, the risk of death after a police encounter is 2 ∑5 times higher for Black men than for white men, and Black people are also less likely to be a…

Michael Steinberg (2021-05-29). George Floyd Action In SF's Fillmore. indybay.org On May 22 people gathered in San Francisco's Fillmore District to mark the one year anniversary of George Floyd's death.

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