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2021-12-03: News Headlines

Mario Gaona (2021-12-03). Muncie, Indiana, students protest censorship of BLM in school. zcomm.org Students at Muncie Central High School marched from the school to Muncie City Hall Nov. 23 after their school's administration commanded a class to take down student posters that mention the Black Lives Matter social movement…

In Contempt (2021-12-02). In Contempt #11: 2021 Comes to a Close. itsgoingdown.org Welcome! It's December! In this month's column, we've got lots of updates on political prisoners, George Floyd uprising defendants, and prison rebels. As we get closer to the new year, remember there is a call for noise demos outside of jails, detention facilities, and prisons and also take time to write to prisoners and keep…

2021-12-03 19:58 | 15:58 EST | jz | 4 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 0 

2021-12-02: News Headlines

In Contempt (2021-12-02). In Contempt #11: 2021 Comes to a Close. itsgoingdown.org Welcome! It's December! In this month's column, we've got lots of updates on political prisoners, George Floyd uprising defendants, and prison rebels. As we get closer to the new year, remember there is a call for noise demos outside of jails, detention facilities, and prisons and also take time to write to prisoners and keep…

Mario Gaona (2021-12-01). Muncie, Indiana, students protest censorship of BLM in school. liberationnews.org Students at Muncie Central High School marched from the school to Muncie City Hall Nov. 23 after their school's administration commanded a class to take down student posters that mention the Black Lives Matter social movement.

Ibrahim Tanner (2021-12-01). Opinion: We Not Canceling Thanksgiving I don't Care What Yello-Pain Or Any Confederate 5-Dollar Indian Thinks. moguldom.com Long before Cherokee Chief John Ross marched his Black slaves on the Trail of Tears heading west. Long before Native Americans fought with Confederates to keep the institution of slavery alive. Long before The Five Civilized Tribes were deeply committed to slavery, Blacks celebrated the end harvest season known as Thanksgiving. The first slaves from Africa arrived …

Wayne Nealis (2021-12-01). Trial of killer cop Kimberly Potter begins. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS The people's struggle to convict former police officer Kimberly Potter for the murder of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, began this week with a press conference and a rally and march. Potter's trial began Tuesday in Hennepin County where she is charged second-and first-degree manslaughter of Daunte on April 11, 2020, in Brooklyn …

2021-12-02 16:16 | 12:16 EST | jz | 6 | 0 | 3 | 1 | 0 

2021-12-01: News Headlines

Mario Gaona (2021-12-01). Muncie, Indiana, students protest censorship of BLM in school. liberationnews.org Students at Muncie Central High School marched from the school to Muncie City Hall Nov. 23 after their school's administration commanded a class to take down student posters that mention the Black Lives Matter social movement.

Fight Back (2021-11-30). San Jose demands justice for murdered Kenosha BLM protesters. fightbacknews.org San Jose, CA – Community members rallied November 20 to demand justice for Black Lives Matter protesters who were gunned down by Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse was acquitted on all counts. | The community observed that this ruling sets a chilling precedent in murdering progressives. The only reasonable explanation for Rittenhouse's acquittal is a criminal justice system completely beholden to the racist status quo that rules the USA. | Only through joining an organization can individual build the collective power necessary to fight effectively for justice, equality and prosperity.

Amy Goodman (2021-11-30). Wet'suwet'en Land Defenders Condemn Violent Police Raid Against Pipeline Protest. truthout.org Canadian police continue to arrest Indigenous land defenders blocking construction of Coastal GasLink, a 400-mile pipeline that would carry natural gas through Wet'suwet'en land. Police arrested two people Monday for blockading an access road, less than two weeks after arresting more than 30 in a violent raid on Coyote Camp and elsewhere that ended a 56-day blockade of a drilling site. We get an update from Wet'suwet'en land defender Molly Wickham, also known as Sleydo', just released from jai…

Staff (2021-11-30). Get Off Our Territory: Wet'suwet'en Land Defenders Condemn Canadian Police Raid on Pipeline Protest. democracynow.org Canadian police continue to arrest Indigenous land defenders blocking construction of Coastal GasLink, a 400-mile pipeline that would carry natural gas through Wet'suwet'en land. Police arrested two people Monday for blockading an access road, less than two weeks after arresting more than 30 in a violent raid on Coyote Camp and elsewhere that ended a 56-day blockade of a drilling site. We get an update from Wet'suwet'en land defender Molly Wickham, also known as Sleydo', just released from jail. "This is the third time they have come in and raided Wet'suwet'en territory," says Wickham. "We've never signed any doc…

2021-12-01 18:18 | 14:18 EST | jz | 6 | 0 | 3 | 1 | 0 

2021-11-30: News Headlines

Staff (2021-11-30). Get Off Our Territory: Wet'suwet'en Land Defenders Condemn Canadian Police Raid on Pipeline Protest. democracynow.org Canadian police continue to arrest Indigenous land defenders blocking construction of Coastal GasLink, a 400-mile pipeline that would carry natural gas through Wet'suwet'en land. Police arrested two people Monday for blockading an access road, less than two weeks after arresting more than 30 in a violent raid on Coyote Camp and elsewhere that ended a 56-day blockade of a drilling site. We get an update from Wet'suwet'en land defender Molly Wickham, also known as Sleydo', just released from jail. "This is the third time they have come in and raided Wet'suwet'en territory," says Wickham. "We've never signed any doc…

Staff (2021-11-29). BLM Co-Founder Alicia Garza: Ahmaud Arbery Should Still Be With Us; Biden Must Condemn Vigilantes. democracynow.org After a Georgia jury reached a verdict of "guilty" in the closely watched trial of three white men who chased and fatally shot 25-year-old unarmed Black man Ahmaud Arbery, many activists and racial justice advocates following the case have expressed some relief in hearing the conviction. We speak with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, who says while it might feel important that the murders were held accountable for their actions, "justice would be that Ahmaud Arbery would still be with us today." Garza also discusses the broader context of other trials of white supremacists, like Kyle Rittenhouse, and t…

Andrew Emett (2021-11-29). LAPD investigates use of force incident on body cam video. nationofchange.org The department recently released the body cam footage and confirmed that it has an ongoing investigation into the officer's use of force due to the fact that no charges were filed against the suspect.

Amy Goodman (2021-11-29). Calls Grow to Drop Murder Charges Against Black Teen Chrystul Kizer in Kenosha. truthout.org Since Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted under claims of self-defense for fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during racial justice protests last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin, another case in the city is drawing new national attention. Human rights advocates are calling for charges to be dropped in the case of Chrystul Kizer, who faces homicide and other charges for killing her white sex trafficker in 2018 after he drugged her and tried to rape her when she was just 17-years-old. Court…

Staff (2021-11-29). Self-Defense? After Rittenhouse, Calls to Drop Murder Charges Against Black Teen Chrystul Kizer. democracynow.org Since Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted under claims of self-defense for fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during racial justice protests last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin, another case in the city is drawing new national attention. Human rights advocates are calling for charges to be dropped in the case of Chrystul Kizer, who faces homicide and other charges for killing her white sex trafficker in 2018 after he drugged her and tried to rape her when she was just 17-years-old. Court records show police knew Randall Volar had a history of sexually abusing underage Black girls. Although the court initiall…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-29). Anti-fascist sections in Germany protest spike in police brutality. peoplesdispatch.org The media has exposed private chats between police officers in Cologne supporting violence against suspects. The North Rhine-Westphalian (NRW) State authorities have initiated an investigation against six police officers involved…

2021-11-30 23:55 | 19:55 EST | jz | 8 | 0 | 5 | 1 | 0