Daily Archives: June 8, 2021

2021-06-08: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-08). Headlines for June 8, 2021. democracynow.org Over 100 Water Protectors Arrested in Minnesota as Mass Civil Disobedience Targets Line 3 Pipeline, Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Hits 420 Parts Per Million, Highest Level in 4 Million Years, "A Two-Track Pandemic": Wealthy Nations Ease Restrictions as COVID Surges in Unvaccinated Countries, ProPublica: Vast Trove of IRS Data Shows How U.S. Billionaires Pay Little in Income Tax, Canadian Police Say Hit-and-Run That Killed Four Was Deliberate Islamophobic Attack, VP Harris to Refugees Fleeing Violence, Poverty and Climate Crisis: "Do Not Come to the U.S.", Supreme Court Rules Immigrants with Temporary Protected Statu…

Staff (2021-06-08). "Not Having It": Winona LaDuke on Mass Protest by Water Protectors to Halt Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota. democracynow.org In the largest act of civil disobedience to date to halt the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline, more than 100 water protectors led by Indigenous women have been arrested in Minnesota. We get an on-the-ground update on the day of action and how water protectors blockaded a pipeline pump station north of the town of Park Rapids, with many locking themselves to heavy machinery as authorities tried to disperse protesters by sending in a low-flying Customs and Border Protection helicopter which produced a sandstorm. Thousands gathered for a Treaty People Gathering weekend of action to stop Line 3, which would carry more than 7…

The Socialist Program (2021-06-08). How the People Blocked the Israeli Apartheid Ship. liberationnews.org Brian Becker, Esther Iverem and Walter Smolarek discuss an exciting new victory for the Palestine solidarity movement and more…

_____ (2021-06-08). How Palestinian Resistance Altered The Equation. popularresistance.org Jerusalem — The ceasefire on May 21 has, for now, brought the Israeli war on Gaza to an end. However, this ceasefire is not permanent and constant Israeli provocations anywhere in Palestine could reignite the bloody cycle all over again. Moreover, the Israeli siege on Gaza remains in place, as well as the Israeli military occupation and the rooted system of apartheid that exists all over Palestine. | This, however, does not preclude the fact that the 11-day Israeli war on the besieged Gaza Strip has fundamentally altered some elements about Israel's relationship with the Palestinians, especially the Palesti…

Associated Press (2021-06-08). Ontario: Man ran over Muslim family with his truck because of their religion. peoplesworld.org TORONTO (AP) — A driver plowed a pickup truck into a family of five, killing four of them and seriously injuring the other in a deliberate attack that targeted the victims because they were Muslims, Canadian police said Monday. Authorities said a young man was arrested in the parking lot of a nearby mall after …

Marlo Sausville (2021-06-08). Block the Boat coalition protests Israeli apartheid ship in Elizabeth, NJ. liberationnews.org On June 6, about 500 protestors gathered at Maher Terminal in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to demand that the ZIM Integrated Shipping Services cargo ship scheduled to dock that morning be prevented from unloading. ZIM is Israel's largest cargo shipping company, dealing in Israeli manufactured military technology, armaments and logistics equipment, as well as consumer goods. …

_____ (2021-06-08). Police Brutality: How Protesters Resist State Violence Around the World. popularresistance.org Earlier this year, the introduction of a new "Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts" bill sparked nationwide protests in the United Kingdom that were met with brutality. As activists faced down violent police forces in the streets, Novara turned to the rest of the world to learn from their shared struggle.

_____ (2021-06-07). US Kidnaps Venezuelan Diplomat: Alex Saab's Case. popularresistance.org Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with attorney Femi Falana about the shocking case of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who has been kidnapped for the crime of violating illegal sanctions in order to feed his country. | Under pressure from the United States, Cape Verdean authorities arrested Saab in June of 2020 when he stopped in the country to refuel his plane while en route to a humanitarian mission in Iran. The US is seeking to extradite Saab over money laundering charges, however Falana explains why the case is invalid, accusing the US of practicing "gangsterism". The US is persecuting Saab over his work in…

Staff (2021-06-07). Sheikh Jarrah Residents Face Legal Defeat; Israel Arrests Thousands of Palestinians to Quell Dissent. democracynow.org Israel is cracking down on Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank, occupied East Jerusalem and inside Israel amid the ongoing ceasefire between Israel and Gaza. Israeli police have arrested nearly 2,000 Palestinians over the past month in an attempt to quell protests and uprisings against the occupation, according to the newspaper Haaretz. "Israel is criminalizing our right to say we're Palestinian, our right to say we want to live in our homes in dignity, our right to be free," says Mariam Barghouti, a Palestinian writer and researcher.

Staff (2021-06-07). Growing Movement Pushes Museums to Cut Ties With Colonialism and Apartheid. truthout.org Every Friday for the past nine weeks, artists and activists have been carrying on weekly rallies, assemblies and teach-ins in front of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Building on several years of earlier organizing work calling out the ties of board members at the

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-07). Israeli intimidation, oppression of Palestinians continues unabated through the weekend. peoplesdispatch.org Israeli forces over the last 3 days violently assaulted journalists, arrested prominent Palestinians activists resisting evictions in Sheikh Jarrah and attacked Palestinian runners taking part in a solidarity race in support of Sheikh Jarrah…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-07). Israeli Intimidation, Oppression of Palestinians Continues Unabated. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Israeli forces arresting Al Jazeera journalist Givara Budeiri. Photo: PIC Israeli forces over the last 3 days violently assaulted journalists, arrested prominent Palestinians activists resisting evictions in Sheikh Jarrah and attacked Palestinian runners taking part in a solidarity race in support of Sheikh Jarrah Israeli security forces on Sunday arrested prominent Palestinian activist…

2021-06-09 01:39 | 21:39 EST | 12 | 0 | 5 | 7 | 0