Daily Archives: July 24, 2022

2022-07-24: 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.

WSWS (2022-07-23). The pandemic in Russia and the bankruptcy of national-chauvinist politics. wsws.org The pandemic continues to exact a terrible toll in Russia. Since the invasion of Ukraine, efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 have been abandoned. This essay has been submitted to the WSWS by the Young Guard of Bolshevik Leninists, an organization of Trotskyist youth in Russia.

_____ (2022-07-23). 'Mothers Of Gynecology' Monument Exposes Horrors Of Slavery. popularresistance.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 swept the country during the summer of 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Two years earlier the monument paying homage to J. Marion Sims, once praised as the "father of modern gynecology," was removed from Central Park in New York City, following many years of protest.

_____ (2022-07-23). Nine Arrested In Police Crackdown On Protests In Tunisia. popularresistance.org Tunisian security forces violently repressed a massive protest in the country's capital on July 22 against the moves by President Kais Saied to further undermine democratic institutions in the country. According to human rights organizations, police repressed protesters who had gathered at the emblematic Habib Bourguiba Street in the center of Tunis by hitting them with batons and launching tear gas at them. Several people injured during the repression were hospitalized, and police arrested nine people. | Among those arrested are feminist rights activist Olfa Baazaoui of the Workers' Party of Tunisia, human right…

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.

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