Daily Archives: May 31, 2021

2021-05-31: News Headlines

teleSUR (2021-05-31). President Maduro Raises Alarm Over Bloodshed In Colombia. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday urged international organizations to speak out against the bloodshed being suffered by the Colombian people due to police brutality. | RELATED: | "Colombia is being massacred by the security forces of President Ivan Duque, who has not realized that he is the main responsible for the crisis that his country is facing," he pointed out. | Maduro also questioned the United Nations (UN) H…

Joris Leverink (2021-05-31). The Laura Flanders Show: BIPOC Journalists On Covering COVID and Racism. roarmag.org BIPOC journalists reflect on what it is to be veterans of two of the most devastating wars in recent history: the coronavirus pandemic and the centuries-long war on Black bodies through systemic racism and police brutality. | In this media roundtable — a collaboration between The Laura Flanders Show and URL Media — we take a different approach to Memorial Day. One that centers the work of BIPOC journalists from the front lines. How are they responding to the needs of their communities, and where do we go from here? | Music in the Middle features "Prosper" by Inez Barlatier feat. St. James Valsin and p…

_____ (2021-05-31). The Healing Web of Solidarity. popularresistance.org As most of us sat at home during the past year, seeking safety from the pandemic and isolated from each other, we had little to protect us from the onslaught of historic national traumas and anxieties. We watched in horror as over half a million Americans died, millions lost their livelihoods while others had to face the virus at work, an unarmed Black man was slowly murdered by a policeman on camera, and our President encouraged a white rightwing insurrection. All of this is superimposed on the global existential crisis of climate change and the economic abandonment of many places across the country. If years ca…

Laura Flanders (2021-05-31). Remembering the Black Roots of Memorial Day and the Revolutionary Holiday That Might Have Been. counterpunch.org Different stories told differently matter. Consider Memorial Day and the holiday that could have been if white media hadn't erased Black history. In May 1865, a week before President Abraham Lincoln declared the end of the Civil War, freed Blacks in Charleston, SC were already celebrating the defeat of the Confederacy. On May 1, the

Staff (2021-05-31). Richard Wright's Novel About Racist Police Violence Was Rejected in 1941; It Has Just Been Published. democracynow.org Nearly 80 years ago, Richard Wright became one of the most famous Black writers in the United States with the publication of "Native Son." The novel's searing critique of systemic racism made it a best-seller and inspired a generation of Black writers. In 1941, Wright wrote a new novel titled "The Man Who Lived Underground," but publishers refused to release it, in part because the book was filled with graphic descriptions of police brutality by white officers against a Black man. His manuscript was largely forgotten until his daughter Julia Wright unearthed it at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Ya…

Andrew Freeman (2021-05-31). 'Rural people against racism' march in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. liberationnews.org On May 29, local activists in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, (population 11,739) and the greater Skagit County area held a march against racism marking the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. Marchers gathered at Hammer Heritage Square in downtown Sedro-Woolley for sign-waving followed by a march of about 75 people through the business district …

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Military Situation In Iraq On May 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 27, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Samawah area | On May 30, four soldiers were wounded by an ISIS attack west of Tuz Khurmato | On May 31, security forces discovered five Grad rockets in Altun Kupri aimed at the Kurdistan Region | On May 26, Qasem Muslih, commander of PMU operation in Anbar province was arrested by the Iraqi special forces under the command of Abu Raghif, Iraqi Deputy Interior Minister for Intelligence…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Military Situation In CAR On May 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 28, 3R rebels reportedly attacked a gendarmerie brigade in Bozoum and freed all the detainees held there. | On May 26, Amigo Zibo, a former anti-Balaka Christian militia leader has been arrested by the Central African Republic authorities in Bangui city. | On May 26, three CPC rebels were killed in a fierce gun fight between CPC members and the Russian military contractors in Bongou village. | On May 29, three Russian nationals and two local policemen were killed…

WSWS (2021-05-31). Alabama man who had hand amputated after being cuffed too tightly sues Jefferson County sheriff's deputy for excessive force. wsws.org Giovanni Loyola visited the hospital over the 10 months after his arrest last year to address restrictive blood flow and chronic pain. Complications in blood circulation ultimately resulted in the amputation of his left hand. His experience is just one of many police assaults on workers in Alabama in the recent period.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-31). ECOWAS suspends Mali's membership after military coup. peoplesdispatch.org The Economic Community of the West African States took action against Mali following the coup last week when president Bah Ndaw and prime minister Moctar Ouane were arrested and forced to resign…

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (2021-05-31). 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!

1st Anniversary of George Floyd (2021-05-31). Flowers and Candles Form Tribute to Black Lives Murdered. indybay.org Photos from a vigil held in Mill Valley on May 25th.

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…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-30). U.S. Has The Most-Unequal Wealth Distribution of Any Major Country. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Eric Zuesse. | The most-reliable information-source regarding the distribution of wealth inside each country is the periodic nearly 200-page Credit Suisse "Global wealth databook," which is produced by a large team and is therefore too costly to generate annually, but the latest freely available edition of it is their We…

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. …

_____ (2021-05-30). The Battle For Old-Growth Forests In British Columbia. popularresistance.org Over the last two weeks around 120 people have been arrested and charged, most with violating an injunction obtained by a logging company. But with more people streaming in by the day and the RCMP trying to secure an area the size of a small country, there's no end in sight. | This is the latest from southwest Vancouver Island, which has become an international hotspot in the fight to save old-growth forests. | Last August, a group of environmental activists set up a series of blockades of logging roads deep in the bush surrounding Port Renfrew, B.C. Their goal was to preserve stands of old-growth in the Fairy Cr…

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.

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…

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