2021-04-01: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-04-01). Subnational Elections in Bolivia: Another Vote of Confidence for MAS Party. orinocotribune.com By Peoples Dispatch — Mar 28, 2021 | The 240 out of the 336 elected mayors and 3 of the 5 elected governors in Bolivia belong to the ruling government of the progressive Movement Towards Socialism party | The results of the subnational elections held in Bolivia on March 7 confirm the faith of the Bolivian people in the ruling government of the progressive Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party and its transformation project. According to the results of the departmental, regional and municipal elections released on March 22, the MAS is the only party that has a broad presence in all the nine departments of th…

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-01). Despite US dirty tricks, Bolivia is finding a way to stay independent. zcomm.org The arrest of Jeanine àÅñez, head of Bolivia's erstwhile coup regime, is a vindication of the struggles of the Bolivian people…

splcenter (2021-03-31). Cut Off From Caregivers: The Children of Incarcerated Parents in Louisiana. splcenter.org &nbsp…

Eleanor J. Bader (2021-03-31). 'Criminalization Makes the Situation Worse': Victoria Law on Incarceration. progressive.org In an interview about her new book "Prisons Make Us Safer," the prison abolition advocate speaks on the negative impacts of prisons and jails on our communities.

teleSUR (2021-03-31). Brazilian Lawmakers Push For Impeachment Against Bolsonaro. telesurenglish.net The initiative is promoted by senators Randolfe Rodrigues and Jean Paul Prates and deputies Alessandro Molon, Marcelo Freixo, and Arlindo Chinaglia. | The legislators consider that the president is trying to "misappropriate the military forces in Brazil, with personal interests, posing an evident threat to democracy." | RELATED: | The request will be accepted during this day in the Chamber of Deputies and joins other similar nature pet…

Staff (2021-03-31). New York Ordered to Vaccinate Incarcerated People; Will Gov. Sign Bill Curbing Solitary Confinement? democracynow.org A New York judge has ordered the state to provide COVID-19 vaccines to all incarcerated people, saying that officials "irrationally distinguished between incarcerated people and people living in every other type of adult congregate facility, at great risk to incarcerated people's lives during this pandemic." Soffiyah Elijah, executive director of the Alliance of Families for Justice, says advocates have been pushing the state "since the beginning of the pandemic to prioritize the health and safety of incarcerated people," but those efforts were met with silence. "It's unfortunate that it took court intervention i…

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