Harming people – Keeping people oppressed 2021

Russian court orders prominent human rights group to shut  Ivan Nechepurenko and Andrew E. Kramer New York Times December 28, 2021
The Supreme Court ruled that Memorial International, which chronicled political repression in Russia, must be liquidated.

Private Israeli spyware used to hack cellphones of journalists, activists worldwide Dana Priest, Craig Timberg and Souad Mekhennet Washington Post July 18, 2021
NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware, licensed to governments around the globe, can infect phones without a click.

Berta Cáceres assassination: ex-head of dam company found guilty Nina Lakhani The Guardian July 5, 2021
A US-trained former Honduran army intelligence officer who was the president of an internationally financed hydroelectric company has been found guilty over the assassination of the indigenous environmentalist Berta Cáceres.

Key Assange witness recants—with zero corporate media coverage Alan MacLeod Fair July 2, 2021

New York Times ignores two-year house arrest of lawyer who took on big oil  James Baratta Fair July 2, 2021

The real target in the Supreme Court’s ‘Cedar Point’ decision David Bacon The Nation July 2, 2021
The court and the press talked about “property rights.” But the real impact will be on organizing, and workers’ rights.

The Supreme Court just handed down disastrous news for unions Ian Millhiser Vox June 23, 2021  
The case, Cedar Point Nursery vs. Hassid, involves a nearly half-century-old California regulation, which gives union organizers limited, temporary access to farm worksites.  The Court held that California’s longstanding regulation violates the Constitution’s “takings clause,” which provides that no one shall have their property taken from them by the government “without just compensation.”

The American working class must come to Assange’s defense! Thomas Scripps World Socialist Web Site June 10, 2021 (Opinon)

Rio police were ordered to limit favela raids during the pandemic. They’re still killing hundreds of people. Terrence McCoy Washington Post May 20, 2021

Commerce Department security unit evolved into counterintelligence-like operation, Washington Post examination found Shawn Boburg Washington Post May 24, 2021

Litigation without end: Chevron battles on in 28-year-old Ecuador lawsuit Sara Randazzo Wall Street Journal May 2, 2021
Facing a huge damage award U.S. courts deem fraudulent, oil company is trying to get the pollution verdict voided in the country it came from.

The Kafkaesque nightmare of attorney Steven Donziger, a literal prisoner of the Chevron Corporation Luke Savage Jacobin April 15, 2021

Further evidence in case against Indian activists accused of terrorism was planted, new report says Niha Masih and Joanna Slater Washington Post April 20, 2021

Saudi Crown Prince Is held responsible for Khashoggi killing in U.S. report  Julian E. Barnes and David E. Sanger New York Times February 26, 2021
But the Biden administration stopped short of directly penalizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, calculating that the risk of damaging American interests was too great.

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