Daily Archives: July 23, 2022

2022-07-23: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-07-23). Officer sentenced to 2.5 years for civil rights violations in George Floyd murder. wsws.org Thomas Lane is one of three other officers who participated in the murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin two years ago. Lane was convicted of violating Floyd's civil rights by failing to provide medical aid after Chauvin knelt on his neck for nine minutes.

Geraldina Colotti (2022-07-23). Venezuelan Lawyer Laila Tajeldine: Alex Saab is a Political Prisoner of the US Empire (Interview). orinocotribune.com More than two years have already passed since, on June 12, 2020, Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab was illegally kidnapped during a technical stopover in Cape Verde and taken to prison, without an arrest warrant. He would remain there until October 16, 2021, when he would be deported to the United States, despite the fact that the appeal against his extradition had not yet been concluded, and despite repeated protests from various international organizations against the arbitrary detention and torture that he has suffered. | Blackmailed by the US government, the government of Cape Verde, already at the end of its leg…

WSWS (2022-07-23). Truck driver protests reach critical juncture as port threatens arrests over blockade. wsws.org Truck drivers in Oakland speak on the conditions facing them under Assembly Bill 5 and the need for a joint struggle with dockworkers.

Monica Moorehead (2022-07-22). 'Mothers of Gynecology' monument exposes horrors of slavery. workers.org A righteous tidal wave of anger followed people seeing the nine-minutes-plus videotaped police lynching of George Floyd in Minneapolis late May 2020. Racist monuments glorifying the slave-owning Confederacy came tumbling down, especially in the Deep South. These acts to take down the statues were part of historic mass protests that . . . |

Kevin Gosztola (2022-07-21). Facing Felony Trial, Joliet Police Whistleblower Who Exposed Black Man's Death Retires. thedissenter.org Screen shot from CBS2 Chicago news report and fair use as used for news and commentary. | A Joliet police sergeant in the state of Illinois, who leaked footage to the press and blew the whistle on the death of Eric Lurry, has been pushed into retirement as a result of retaliation.Sgt. Javier Esqueda has been on desk duty since he released video and faces felony charges for "official misconduct" that involve spurious allegations that he tampered with a computer and compromised evidence. | Police went outside of the county where the Joliet Police Department is located and convinced Kendall County State'

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