2021-01-09: News Headlines

_____ (2021-01-09). Hunger Strikes At Three New Jersey Prisons. popularresistance.org The filthy conditions, indefinite incarceration and escalating COVID infections have touched off desperate hunger strikes at three New Jersey county jails. Each jail operates as a prison-for-profit, renting space at $120 a day for ICE to jail out-of-state migrant detainees. | The N.J. counties use the contracts to generate tens of millions of dollars in revenue annually. Immigrant detention has become a moneymaking "cash cow" raising more than $87 million in revenue. | There are four immigration detention facilities in New Jersey — Bergen, Essex, and Hudson County jails, and the Elizabeth Detention Center,…

Devin Cole (2021-01-09). Eleven Alabama prisoners begin hunger strike! workers.org Occupied Muscogee Creek land — Montgomery, Ala. Ronnie Miller, after assault by guard. With the announcement of the Alabama prison strike/30 Day Economic Blackout, 11 incarcerated workers in the segregation unit of Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Ala., have begun a hunger strike. (See "Alabama prisons: On Strike!" Workers World, . . . |

teleSUR (2021-01-08). Bolivia Identifies 7 Suspects Related to Sacaba Massacre. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Interior Ministry Thursday identified seven alleged perpetrators of the Sacaba massacre that took place in Cochabamba city in 2019. | RELATED: | The suspects must testify before the Public Prosecutor's Office of La Paz for the violent acts that followed the coup against former President Evo Morales. | "We identified the suspects after interviews with the military, police, and civilians involved," prosecutor Nur…

PANGEA (2021-01-08). VIDEO — ASSANGE: La Nostra Democrazia Dietro Le Sbarre. globalresearch.ca SERVIZIO DA LONDRA DELL'INVIATA DI PANGEA BERENICE GALLI | STASERA 8 GENNAIO SU DAVVERO TV | Mentre il Tribunale di Londra negava il 6 gennaio a Julian Assange il rilascio su cauzione, rimandandolo nel carcere di Belmarsh — la "Guantanamo britannica", la …

Sara Flounders (2021-01-08). Hunger strikes at three New Jersey prisons. workers.org The filthy conditions, indefinite incarceration and escalating COVID infections have touched off desperate hunger strikes at three New Jersey county jails. Each jail operates as a prison-for-profit, renting space at $120 a day for ICE to jail out-of-state migrant detainees. The N.J. counties use the contracts to generate tens of . . . |

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-01-07). Bolivia approves emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine. peoplesdispatch.org Bolivia hopes to vaccinate up to 20% of its population in the first quarter of this year. The health ministry has endorsed Russia's Sputnik V and China's CoronaVac vaccines against COVID-19…

teleSUR (2021-01-07). Bolivia Restricts Flights From Europe Until Mid-February. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Luis Arce on Wednesday issued a decree that prohibits the entry of flights from Europe until February 15 as a preventive measure to prevent the spread of the British coronavirus strain in the Andean country. | RELATED: | The new rule changes a decree issued on December 23 that suspended the entry to Bolivia of European flights until January 8, 2021. | The decision was adopted within the framework of the National…

_____ (2021-01-07). Police Arrest Several People Near Court After Assange's Bail Denied. popularresistance.org London – The police arrested several supporters of Assange who did not have press IDs and refused to disperse as the city is currently under a lockdown and public gatherings prohibited. Among the detained are several women and an elderly man. | Journalists with proper identifications were allowed to continue their work. Earlier in the day, Westminster Magistrates Court refused to release Assange on bail, leaving him incarcerated while a US appeal against the decision not to extradite him to the United States is considered. | Assange was arrested in London in April 2019 and sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for jump…

Eds. (2021-01-07). Incarcerated people and corrections staff should be prioritized in COVID-19 vaccination plans. mronline.org Some states are including correctional facilities in their rollout plans. All states and the BOP should do so-and put incarcerated people near the top of the list.

Pamela Winn (2021-01-07). Pamela Winn Fights the Shackling of Pregnant People. aclu.org Pamela Winn was sent to federal prison when she was six weeks pregnant. In prison, she fell down attempting to step into a van while shackled. She was not given prenatal care and she miscarried a little over three months later, shackled to a prison bed., , Winn, who was released from prison in 2013, is now an activist for the rights of incarcerated women. She helped enact a law to prevent the shackling of pregnant people in Georgia and is leading a mission to end prison birth altogether , But her story is not unique. There are currently thousands of pregnant people in prison. Many are not given proper medical…

Steve Martinot (2021-01-07). The Police "Use of Force," and Berkeley's "Use of Farce" counterpunch.org Recently, the police concept of Use of Force (UOF) has become an issue across the country, and ordinances are being passed calling for "minimal" force from police. For some reason, giving a person a heart attack through repeated (and sadistic) use of a taser has come to be seen as "excessive." And so does pepper

teleSUR (2021-01-07). In Cuba, All International Travelers to Receive Nasalferon. telesurenglish.net As announced during a session of Havana's Provincial Defense Council, the medicine will be administered in Boyeros and Diez de Octubre's municipalities. It then will be extended gradually to the rest of the capital city. | RELATED: | The director of Science and Technological Innovation at the Ministry of Public Health, Ileana Morales, explained that a drop of Nasalferon would be administered nasally in the morning a…