2021-04-08: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-04-08). Court Upholds $10 Million Judgment Against Bolivian Leaders for 2003 Massacre. orinocotribune.com April 6, 2021, Miami — Yesterday, a federal judge rejected an attempt by Bolivia's former president, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, and former defense minister, José Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, to vacate a $10 million damages award against them for the massacre of unarmed Indigenous people in 2003. A jury found the former officials liable under the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) in April 2018, after a month-long trial that included six days of jury deliberations. The trial marked the first time in U.S. history that a former head of state sat before his accusers in a U.S. human rights trial. In an unusual move…

Adán Chávez Frías (2021-04-08). Venezuela — La cárcel de la dignidad (II). globalizacion.ca I | Damos la bienvenida al mes de abril, tiempo de rebelión popular, de conmemoración de los diecinueve años de la hazaña protagonizada por el heroico Pueblo de Bolívar y de Chávez durante los días 11, 12 y 13 de este…

Uchenna Okeke (2021-04-08). Suicide watch for Mr. Derek Chauvin. indybay.org This is a letter I wrote to the Warden of Oak Parks Correctional Facility in Minnesota where Mr. Chauvin is incarcerated. I would like to share it with Indymedia.

teleSUR (2021-04-07). Bolivia: Ex-President Sanchez de Lozada Is Guilty of Massacre. telesurenglish.net A U.S. Federal Court upheld a ruling that forces ex-Bolivia's President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (1993-1997 & 2002-2003) and ex-Defense Minister Carlos Sanchez to pay compensation for "extrajudicial killings" in 2003. | RELATED: | Previously, the defendants asked U.S. Federal Judge James Cohn to vacate the civil process approved against them in 2018. They must now pay US$10 million compensation. | The case was filed in…

teleSUR (2021-04-07). Amazon Lost 17 Percent to Deforestation in 2020 -Report. telesurenglish.net The environmental organization Amazon Conservation reported on Wednesday that the South American rainforest lost 17 percent of its area to deforestation in 2020, representing 2.3 million hectares devastated across nine countries. | RELATED: | According to the latest data, Brazil accounts for 65 percent of the loss, followed by Bolivia, Peru, and Colombia. Moreover, the primary forest loss in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru…

Seiji Yamada, Arcelita Imasa, Mary Ochs (2021-04-07). Stop Using Our Tax Dollars for Human Rights Abuses: Pass the Philippines Human Right Act. counterpunch.org While the deadline for filing Federal income taxes has been postponed to May 17, the traditional deadline (April 15) is an appropriate time for U.S. taxpayers to reflect on what our tax dollars fund. A significant portion of our taxes funds human rights abuses in the Philippines. Since 2016, the year when Rodrigo Duterte was

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-04-07). Coalition Calls for 'Building a Fairer, Healthier World' Through Climate Action. commondreams.org "The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us that health must be part and parcel of every government policy—and as recovery plans are drawn up this must apply to climate policy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-06-12_at_10.47.01_am_0_0.png

teleSUR (2021-04-07). Minister Ebrard Travels to Guarantee Vaccines Arrival in Mexico. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced an international tour to guarantee the arrival of "agreed and paid" COVID-19 vaccines. | RELATED: | He will travel to Russia, China, India, Argentina, and the U.S. In these countries, he will visit vaccine producers' facilities and secure new contracts. | In Russia, he will hold meetings with Sputnik V producers to ratify the purchase of 25 million dose…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-07). Death toll rises following violent clashes in West Darfur and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode we take a look at the recent reports of violence in the West Darfur state of Sudan, an uprising against inhumane conditions by people incarcerated in a prison facility in the United States, the ongoing violent crackdown on social activists and former FARC combatants in Colombia, and this year's World Health Day campaign and the demand for vaccine access for all…

Staff (2021-04-07). Do Prisons Keep Us Safe? Author Victoria Law Busts Myths About Mass Incarceration in New Book. democracynow.org As the first anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd approaches, we speak with author and journalist Victoria Law, who says despite the mass movement to fight systemic racism sparked by Floyd's death, persistent myths about policing, incarceration and the criminal justice system still hinder reform. "Why do we think prisons keep us safe? Obviously, Derek Chauvin wasn't afraid of being arrested or imprisoned when he killed George Floyd," says Law, who examines these issues in her new book, "'Prisons Make Us Safer': And 20 Other Myths About Mass Incarceration."

webdev (2021-04-07). Do Prisons Keep Us Safe? Author Victoria Law Busts Myths About Mass Incarceration in New Book. democracynow.org As the first anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd approaches, we speak with author and journalist Victoria Law, who says despite the mass movement to fight systemic racism sparked by Floyd's death, persistent myths about policing, incarceration and the criminal justice system still hinder reform. "Why do we think prisons keep us safe? Obviously, Derek Chauvin wasn't afraid of being arrested or imprisoned when he killed George Floyd," says Law, who examines these issues in her new book, "'Prisons Make Us Safer': And 20 Other Myths About Mass Incarceration."

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