2021-05-04: News Headlines

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2021-05-04). 'Indomitable spirit that refuses to be broken': Albert Woodfox and Mumia Abu-Jamal. workers.org The following exchange between political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, wrongly incarcerated since Dec. 9, 1981, and Albert Woodfox, of the Angola Three, released in February 2016 after nearly 45 years of incarceration, most in solitary confinement, was recorded by Prison Radio. It aired as part of an evening of solidarity with . . . |

Marcello Rossi (2021-05-04). Screen Shot 2021-05-04 at 9.58.34 AM.png. progressive.org In the nation's most toxic region, one woman is seeking justice for herself | and her overburdened community.

Staff (2021-05-04). Myanmar parcel bomb blasts kill at least 5 civilians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) — Blasts from at least one parcel bomb in Myanmar have killed five people, including an ousted lawmaker and three police officers who had joined a civil disobedience movement opposing military rule.

_____ (2021-05-03). World Celebrates Press Freedom Day, Julian Assange Remains In Belmarsh Prison. popularresistance.org As people worldwide celebrate the UN's World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, WikiLeaks publisher and journalist Julian Assange remains incarcerated. | The US continues to demand Assange's extradition for his role in obtaining and publishing national defence documents from 2009 to 2011. The leaks, provided by US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, are known as the Guantanamo Files, the Iraq War Logs, the Afghan War Diary, and the US diplomatic cables (aka Cablegate). | There are noteworthy parallels which can be drawn between Assange's case and that of famed US Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. Ellsberg w…

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