2021-04-29: News Headlines

Staff (2021-04-29). New Report Looks at Strategies to Cut Incarceration of Illinois Women by Half. truthout.org Between 1980 and 2014, the number of women incarcerated across the United States increased by 700 percent. In Illinois, women's incarceration increased by 767 percent during that same time period. While that number has slowly decreased over the past two decades, the

Paul Goble (2021-04-29). Moscow Thinking About Using Prison Labor Again For Major Construction Projects — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The Russian government is now thinking about reviving a practice associated with Stalinism: the use of prison labor to work on major construction sites in areas where free labor is scarce, such as the expansion of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) railway. Legal experts say Moscow can do so as long as it arranges to pay those who take part. | Vladimir Putin is pushing for the expansion of the BAM but has come up against a problem that earlier Russian rulers have faced: there are too few workers in the region through which it passes and attracting more free laborers would require spending more money than the gover…

Emir Sader (2021-04-29). El topo vuelve con Lula, Alberto Fernández y López Obrador. globalizacion.ca Yo había tomado la imagen histórica del viejo topo para reflejar el movimiento de revoluciones en historia, en mi libro El nuevo topo: los caminos de la izquierda latinoamericana. El bicho no deja de moverse, bajo tierra, aunque, durante un…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-04-28). ACLU Urges Biden to Shut Down Detention Facilities 'Used to Abuse and Traumatize Immigrants'. commondreams.org "It's time to end our nation's newest system of mass incarceration of Black and Brown people," says the ACLU's Naureen Shah. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/aclu-biden-close-ice-detention.jpg

Marie Kelly (2021-04-28). Birthday events in Philadelphia say: Let Mumia OUT. workers.org An international coalition of groups supporting Mumia Abu-Jamal held events April 23-25 to commemorate his 67th birthday (April 24) and call for his freedom. Mumia has been unjustly incarcerated for nearly 40 years. His health has deteriorated due to the harsh conditions he has endured under an unjust carceral system. . . . |

teleSUR (2021-04-28). Bolivian Activists Urge EU Not To Support Coup Leaders. telesurenglish.net Bolivian activists urged the European Union not to support the right-wing forces in the country. This, as representatives within the European Parliament and from the Spanish party Vox, try to plot actions over alleged human rights violations during the elected government of Luis Arce. | RELATED: | The Bartolina Sisa Resistance movement in the UK, which represents Indigenous women in Bolivia, sent a letter to the UK…

Paul Anthony Taylor (2021-04-28). Spanish Doctors Say High-Dose Vitamin D Cuts Risk of Death from COVID-19 by 60 Percent. globalresearch.ca A team of researchers from Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain, …

teleSUR (2021-04-28). Brazil To Receive 1 Million Pfizer Vaccines. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga reported that 1 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine would arrive in the country. This, amid a slow vaccination rollout as cases spike and new COVID-19 variants, is identified in the country. | RELATED: | According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, less than 3 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated. However, the experts highlight that such a vaccine short…

José Steinsleger (2021-04-28). Anarquistas eran los de antes. globalizacion.ca La reconocí a bordo del ferry que une los puertos lacustres de Guaqui (Bolivia) y Desaguadero (Perú), sobre el Titicaca. Iba envuelta en velos, junto a un féretro. Me acerqué mirando con distracción al lago, y a su lado musité: …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-04-28). 'Evo is Our President': Voices from Rural Peru. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Benigno Vengoa (left) and Carlos Cusihuaman (right) in Villa Tunari. April 24, 2021. Photo: Kawsachun News Kawsachun News spoke to Benigno Vengoa and Carlos Cusihuaman, who visited Bolivia as part of a delegation from Peru to participate as observers of the meeting of the RUNASUR technical commission in Villa Tunari, Cochabamba on April…

teleSUR (2021-04-28). Mexico Aims For Long-Term Cooperation With Russia. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard Wednesday informed that his country will start producing the Sputnik V vaccine and other Russian medicines in order to strengthen long-term cooperation between the two countries. | RELATED: | Ebrard made the announcement after meeting with Russia's Foreign Affairs Minister Serguei Lavrov in Moscow, where the Mexican diplomat is as part of an official visit. | The official…

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