2021-05-09: News Headlines

_____ (2021-05-09). Our Biggest Jails Are Frontline Environmental Justice Communities. popularresistance.org For more than half a century, 441 Bauchet Street has been the address where Los Angeles' most stark social and environmental inequalities converge. It's the location of L.A.'s Men's Central Jail, the largest facility in the most populated county jail system in the country. On any given day, about 5,000 people are incarcerated there. | A block south from the jail is the 101 freeway, one of the most traveled highways in America, which generates dangerous levels of air pollution linked to a slew of birth defects. A block east is the L.A. River, home to at least 20 different pollutants, from feces to oil, at levels t…

Survival International (2021-05-08). Brazil: European Colonial History Exposed in Landmark Court Case. dissidentvoice.org Indigenous protest, Brazil April 2018. "By painting the streets red, we're showing how much blood has already been shed in the struggle to protect indigenous territories" — Sà¥nia Guajajara, a spokeswoman for APIB (Brazilian indigenous organization). © Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil The land rights of the Xokleng, a tribe that was violently expelled from its territory …

Staff (2021-05-08). Tehran, La Paz to prepare coop. program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The Ambassador of Iran to Bolivia and the Vice President of the country emphasized the development of a cooperation program.

Michael Welch (2021-05-08). Let Mumia Out! Exploring Racial Justice as the Sun Sets over George Floyd. globalresearch.ca In recent days, Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther and radio journalist who was arrested and charged under suspicious conditions, was taken to a hospital. Mumia has just entered his 40th year as an incarcerated prisoner.

EurActiv (2021-05-08). Trawler Wars: Europe's Fights Over Fish. eurasiareview.com By Gerardo Fortuna | ( Fish stocks have all they need to be considered as a resource over which nations can wage wars, as they are scarce and most often involve attempts to cross (maritime) borders. | Joint and multilateral management of these resources — like the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) — has a…

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