Daily Archives: June 7, 2022

2022-06-07: News Headlines

Mike Ludwig (2022-06-07). Angela Davis Says Black Activist Anthony Gay Is Jailed on False Charges. truthout.org Famed activist and scholar Angela Davis along with anti-racist activists across the country say prominent jailhouse lawyer and Black liberation activist Anthony Gay was falsely convicted for a gun crime in order to send Gay back to prison, where Gay and his supporters say he was tortured in solitary confinement for living with untreated mental illness. | In 2018, Gay was released from an Illinois prison, where he spent 22 years in solitary confinement. To secure his release, he convinced a local state's attorney that he had been wrongly condemned to serve consecutive rather than concurrent sentences for the rest…

Steve Sweeney (2022-06-07). Global capitalist elite hold secret meeting in Washington. peoplesworld.org A solitary protest was held by an anti-war activist and army veteran at a secretive meeting of world political and financial leaders in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, June 4. The Bilderberg Meeting opened at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the U.S. capital last Thursday with the location not disclosed to the public and media banned …

WSWS (2022-06-06). Spanish court summons Mike Pompeo to testify on CIA plot to kidnap or assassinate Assange. wsws.org The summons again exposes the imprisonment and planned extradition of Assange as the pseudo-legal cover for a criminal rendition operation.

Editor (2022-06-06). Robert F. Kennedy: A Golden Age Cut Short. scheerpost.com By Robert Kennedy's death came when America was on the cusp of transformation. It was changing from a racist, sexist, authoritarian, war-mongering society toward a society of more equal social and political justice — the kind that western Europe was adopting. | It has been all downhill since that fateful day in June 1968. Much of that progressive change was stalled for decades. Kennedy was uniquely positioned among politicians to bridge the widening divisions — a gaping hole, really — b…

Anonymous669 (2022-06-05). Greece Says It Supplied "unbelievable" Amount Of Weapons & Ammunition To Ukraine. southfront.org BMP-1 of the Greek Army. Illustrative photo from open sources. | The Greek government has delivered or is about to deliver an "unbelievable" amount of weapons and ammunition to Ukraine, Greek Minister of National Defence, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, announced on June 5. | Pro News quoted Panagiotopoulos as saying that Greece has been providing military support to Ukraine to fight the "authoritarian Russian regime". | According to the Greek outlet, the weapons and ammunition Greece delivered or about to deliver t…

_____ (2022-06-05). Gina Haspel Watched Waterboarding At CIA 'Black Site'. popularresistance.org It was very difficult to watch some of my former colleagues file into the front rows in full support of the nomination of a torturer to head the CIA. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), who had published a damning report on CIA torture in Dec. 2014, lost her nerve and let Haspel off the hook when she asked her if she had overseen the interrogation of al-Nashiri. Haspel: it's classified. And, in fact, the answer was successfully kept out of the media until now, with Mitchell's testimony. | Intelligence Committee Chair, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) waxed eloquent, telling Haspel: | "You are without a doubt the most q…

_____ (2022-06-05). The Myth-Making Around Tiananmen Square. popularresistance.org Most western accounts claim that on the midnight of June 3, 1989, the People's Liberation Army moved with full force to Tiananmen square where students were peacefully protesting for democracy and against the authoritarian regime in China. The students were supposedly inspired by the democracies in the west and were heroes standing up to the illiberal communist rule. According to this narrative, the communist leadership under Deng Xiaoping ordered the army to open fire, killing hundreds or thousands of unarmed students at the square. Thus, the Chinese communist party leadership was responsible for the killing and…

_____ (2022-06-05). The Chris Hedges Report: The Long Road Home. popularresistance.org The United States has 25% of the world's prison population, some 2.3 million people, most of whom are poor, although it represents less than 5% of the global population. Its prisons are notorious for their violence, overcrowding, and human rights abuses, including the widespread use of solitary confinement. But what is often not examined is what happens to those released from prisons into a society where they face legalized discrimination imposed by numerous laws, rules, and policies that result in permanent marginalization, thrust into a criminal caste system. These former prisoners are often denied the right to…

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