Texas governor pardons man who killed Black Lives Matter protester in 2020

Nick Robins-Early © The Guardian
May 16, 2024

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas issued a full pardon on Thursday to a former US army sergeant convicted of murder for fatally shooting an armed demonstrator in 2020 during nationwide protests against police violence and racial injustice.

Abbott announced the pardon just minutes after the Texas board of pardons and paroles disclosed it had made a unanimous recommendation that Daniel Perry be pardoned and have his firearms rights restored. Perry has been held in state prison on a 25-year sentence since his conviction in 2023.

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San Lorenzo le ganó un partidazo a Liverpool y sueña con la clasificación

Por Nico Berardo, Olé
May 16, 2024

San Lorenzo soccer

Era impensado que San Lorenzo dependiera de sí mismo. Hace un mes cuando Ruben Insua fue despedido y también a los 17 minutos del segundo tiempo, cuando Liverpool marcó el gol del empate. Un golpe que por un rato lo dejó groggy, aunque no lo noqueó. Por caso, una alegoría del rendimiento de este nuevo equipo de Leandro Romagnoli que aún está asentándose e intentando consolidarse. Pero que sin dudas cambió la cabeza: pese a los vaivenes siempre se siente capaz del milagro. Volvió a demostrarlo.

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San Lorenzo es un salto al vacío abrazado a un amigo

-Martin Cutino

Hay que seguir por este camino.

-Pipi Romagnoli

I Was Shot in Vermont. What if It Had Been in the West Bank?

By Hisham Awartani, © The New York Times
May 16, 2024

That frigid autumn night in Burlington, Vt., was not the first time I had stared down the barrel of a gun. It was not even the first time I had been fired at. Half a world away, in the West Bank, it had happened before.

On a hot day in May 2021, a classmate and I, both of us 17 at the time, were protesting near a checkpoint in Ramallah. Bullets, both rubber and metal, were flying into the crowd, even though we were unarmed. I was hit with one of the former; my classmate, the latter. Before, we had been students cramming for our chemistry final; then, on the other side of Israeli rifles, we were a mass of terrorists, disqualified from humanity.

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Defining who is to be protected is in effect defining who is not to be protected.

-Stephen D. King

Unmasking counterprotesters who attacked UCLA’s pro-Palestine encampment

By Blake Ellis, Melanie Hicken, Allison Gordon, Yahya Abou-Ghazala, Em Steck, Daniel Medina, Kyung Lah and Anna-Maja Rappard, © CNN
May 16, 2024

A young man in a white plastic mask beats a pro-Palestinian protester. Another in a maroon hoodie strikes a protester with a pole. A local instigator pushes down barricades.

Law enforcement stood by for hours as counterprotesters attacked the pro-Palestinian encampment at UCLA on April 30, which erupted into the worst violence stemming from the ongoing college protests around the country over Israel’s war in Gaza.

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Palestinians mark 76 years of dispossession as new catastrophe unfolds in Gaza

By Joseph Krauss © The Los Angeles Times
May 14, 2024

Palestinians on Wednesday will mark the 76th year of their mass expulsion from what is now Israel, an event that is at the core of their national struggle. But in many ways, that experience pales in comparison with the calamity now unfolding in Gaza.

Palestinians refer to it as the Nakba, Arabic for catastrophe. Some 700,000 Palestinians — a majority of the prewar population — fled or were driven from their homes before and during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War that followed Israel’s establishment.

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