2021-11-29: News Headlines

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…

Juan Cole (2021-11-28). As Climate Emergency Shakes Iran, Government Attacks, arrests Water Protesters at Isfahan. zcomm.org After two weeks of protests by thousands of farmers in the dry riverbed of the historic Zayandeh Rud river in Isfahan, the police have struck back…

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2021-11-28: News Headlines

Fight Back (2021-11-27). New Orleans rallies in solidarity with Kenosha: 'Throw Rittenhouse in jail!'. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – On November 20 at noon, a crowd of 50 New Orleanians gathered in front of City Hall to rally in solidarity with the people of Kenosha, and to protest the unjust acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse. | As the event kicked off, rally attendees voiced appreciation, noting they found the action online after searching for a local response to the issue. Speakers across organizations stressed the importance of such a moment, placing the trial's decision into context with progressives' fight against white supremacy in the U.S. | "How is it that Kyle Rittenhouse got months and months and months of airplay? Th…

Fight Back (2021-11-27). Appleton, WI: Students, community members protest Rittenhouse verdict. fightbacknews.org Appleton, WI – Minutes after the verdict was reached by the jury on the afternoon of November 19, Appleton Students for a Democratic Society called an emergency action in response to the vigilante murderer Kyle Rittenhouse being wrongfully acquitted of all charges. Appleton SDS was joined by Sunrise Fox Valley, students, members of the community, along with comrades from FRSO, United Action Oshkosh, and Food Not Bombs in the rally against the Rittenhouse verdict. Many members of these groups were present during Kenosha's uprising last year following Jacob Blake's attempted murder by a white policeman, Rusten Shes…

The FRG (2021-11-27). Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) – Bend Over And Spread 'Em! indybay.org In another example of a corrupt police force, gone mad with power, in November 2021 the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Provost Marshal announced that he has ordered his Gate Guards and Military Police to conduct random TSA-Style frisk searches of people seeking access to the military base near Tacoma, WA.

Jallicia Jolly (2021-11-27). [Perspectives] A reproductive justice response to HIV/AIDS and COVID-19. thelancet.com Lana is a young Black woman living with HIV in Kingston, Jamaica. A mother of young children, she was concerned about what COVID-19 would mean for her pre-existing diagnosis. During the COVID-19 pandemic she has struggled to find psychosocial support groups, consistent access to antiretrovirals, and employment opportunities to maintain her health and support herself and her family. Pam, a middle-aged HIV-positive woman in Detroit, MI, USA, is a caregiver and local HIV organiser who provides emotional and social support to other newly diagnosed people.

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2021-11-27: News Headlines

Fight Back (2021-11-27). Appleton, WI: Students, community members protest Rittenhouse verdict. fightbacknews.org Appleton, WI – Minutes after the verdict was reached by the jury on the afternoon of November 19, Appleton Students for a Democratic Society called an emergency action in response to the vigilante murderer Kyle Rittenhouse being wrongfully acquitted of all charges. Appleton SDS was joined by Sunrise Fox Valley, students, members of the community, along with comrades from FRSO, United Action Oshkosh, and Food Not Bombs in the rally against the Rittenhouse verdict. Many members of these groups were present during Kenosha's uprising last year following Jacob Blake's attempted murder by a white policeman, Rusten Shes…

Fight Back (2021-11-27). New Orleans rallies in solidarity with Kenosha: 'Throw Rittenhouse in jail!'. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – On November 20 at noon, a crowd of 50 New Orleanians gathered in front of City Hall to rally in solidarity with the people of Kenosha, and to protest the unjust acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse. | As the event kicked off, rally attendees voiced appreciation, noting they found the action online after searching for a local response to the issue. Speakers across organizations stressed the importance of such a moment, placing the trial's decision into context with progressives' fight against white supremacy in the U.S. | "How is it that Kyle Rittenhouse got months and months and months of airplay? Th…

The FRG (2021-11-27). Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) – Bend Over And Spread 'Em! indybay.org In another example of a corrupt police force, gone mad with power, in November 2021 the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Provost Marshal announced that he has ordered his Gate Guards and Military Police to conduct random TSA-Style frisk searches of people seeking access to the military base near Tacoma, WA.

Jallicia Jolly (2021-11-27). [Perspectives] A reproductive justice response to HIV/AIDS and COVID-19. thelancet.com Lana is a young Black woman living with HIV in Kingston, Jamaica. A mother of young children, she was concerned about what COVID-19 would mean for her pre-existing diagnosis. During the COVID-19 pandemic she has struggled to find psychosocial support groups, consistent access to antiretrovirals, and employment opportunities to maintain her health and support herself and her family. Pam, a middle-aged HIV-positive woman in Detroit, MI, USA, is a caregiver and local HIV organiser who provides emotional and social support to other newly diagnosed people.

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-11-26). Carol Anderson on White Supremacy vs. Democracy. fair.org Guardian ( This week on CounterSpin: What do we want? Multiracial democracy. When do we want it? Now. What stands in the way? White supremacy that has disregarded, derailed and violently defied that democracy at multiple turns. | Those anguished over the Rittenhouse acquittal, depressed by racist police brutality, unnerved by the failure to take seriously the January 6 insurrection, and worried about systemic predations on voting rights are sometimes led to say: "This isn't America!" If you attend to actual US history (importantly diffe…

Mustafa Al-Nomani (2021-11-26). Brooklyn street renamed after Black man killed by police. liberationnews.org This street naming was not only a victory for Gurley's family, but also a testament to the power of community.

teleSUR (2021-11-26). Attack On Feminist March Leaves 3 Deaths & 2 Injured in Mexico. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the Sonora State Attorney General's Office (FGJE) reported that men with assault rifles and grenades murdered three citizens and wounded two people in the vicinity of Guaymas City Hall, where the organization "Sea Feminists" called a protest against gender-based violence. | RELATED: | The attackers opened fire against Mayor Karla Cordova, who had arrested members of two criminal organizations operating in the zone…

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2021-11-26: News Headlines

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-11-26). Carol Anderson on White Supremacy vs. Democracy. fair.org Guardian ( This week on CounterSpin: What do we want? Multiracial democracy. When do we want it? Now. What stands in the way? White supremacy that has disregarded, derailed and violently defied that democracy at multiple turns. | Those anguished over the Rittenhouse acquittal, depressed by racist police brutality, unnerved by the failure to take seriously the January 6 insurrection, and worried about systemic predations on voting rights are sometimes led to say: "This isn't America!" If you attend to actual US history (importantly diffe…

WSWS (2021-11-25). Donald Trump meets with Kenosha shooter Rittenhouse at Mar-A-Lago. wsws.org Former president and January 6 coup-plotter Donald Trump reported on Tuesday evening that he met with Kyle Rittenhouse at his Mar-A-Lago resort and referred to the teenage vigilante shooter as a "really nice young man."

Fight Back (2021-11-25). Tampa protest demands justice for Rittenhouse victims. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – At least 40 people gathered November 21 on a busy intersection off Hillsborough Avenue in East Tampa Florida to demand justice for the victims of right-wing vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse. Only days before, in a sham trial, Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges stemming from his rampage in Kenosha in August of 2020. The crowd chanted "How do you spell racist? K-Y-L-E" and "No justice, no peace, vigilantes get off our streets." | Uniting around the demand to throw Rittenhouse in jail, the event was organized by the Tampa Bay Community Action Committee and Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Soci…

Kyle Rittenhouse is a Murderer (2021-11-25). Protesters Shot at Kenosha Called Heroes. indybay.org The three men shot by gun wielding Kyle Rittenhouse have been portrayed by the right wing as "BLM rioters guilty of assault." But the lead prosecutor in the case, Thomas Binger, in his closing argument at the murder trial of Rittenhouse, called them heroes who risked their lives to disarm the gunman and protect the lives of other demonstrators. In the aftermath of the trial, in which Rittenhouse was pronounced not guilty, demonstrators in Oakland held up hero signs with photos of the murder victims.

Tadi Abedje (2021-11-25). 5 Georgia Police Officers Indicted For Murder of 24-Year-Old Man. bnc.tv Five police officers in Georgia were indicted on murder charges for killing Fernando Rodriguez in 2019, according to CNN. The then 24-year-old passed away due to asphyxiation as a result of being placed in a prone position as he was being handcuffed and held down. RELATED: Video of Incident Between Georgia State Trooper, Black Man Draws Outrage Henry County Police Department officers …

_____ (2021-11-25). Wet'suwet'en Supporters Shut Down LaSalle Causeway Sunday Afternoon. popularresistance.org A blockade shut down the LaSalle Causeway for part of Sunday afternoon. The Causeway was unusable for nearly an hour due to the protest, before Kingston Police officers were dispatched to remove the crowd from the crossing between Kingston East and downtown. This comes in the wake of continued and escalating RCMP presence, which on Thursday saw dozens of heavily armed police officers move in on a blocked stretch of access road, arresting fifteen. Among those fifteen arrested were two journalists documenting the standoff.

_____ (2021-11-25). Wet'suwet'en Supporters Shut Down LaSalle Causeway. popularresistance.org A blockade shut down the LaSalle Causeway for part of Sunday afternoon. The Causeway was unusable for nearly an hour due to the protest, before Kingston Police officers were dispatched to remove the crowd from the crossing between Kingston East and downtown. This comes in the wake of continued and escalating RCMP presence, which on Thursday saw dozens of heavily armed police officers move in on a blocked stretch of access road, arresting fifteen. Among those fifteen arrested were two journalists documenting the standoff.

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