Rohollah Faghihi (2018-12-10). For Iran, Chabahar Bombing Threatens Crucial Economic Stakes. iranian.com On Thursday, a suicide car bomb detonated outside the police headquarters in the Iranian port city of Chabahar, killing two police officers and wounding more than 40. While the bombing was claimed by local militant group Ansar al-Furqan, the location is far from innocuous in the context of renewed US sanctions on the country, leading Iranians to conjecture [...]

Chris Hedges (2018-12-10). The Heresy of White Christianity. truthdig.com There are, as Cornel West has pointed out, only two African-Americans who rose from dirt-poor poverty to the highest levels of American intellectual life—the writer Richard Wright and the radical theologian James H. Cone. | Cone, who died in April, grew up in segregated Bearden, Ark., the impoverished son of a woodcutter who had only a sixth-grade education. With an almost superhuman will, Cone clawed his way up from the Arkansas cotton fields to implode theological studies in the United States with his withering critique of the white supremacy a...

WSWS (2018-12-10). Protest at Whitney Museum in New York calls for ouster of trustee who owns tear gas firm. wsws.org Warren B. Kanders is the chairman and founder of Safariland, a defense firm that produces the tear gas used in the police-military attack on migrant workers at the US-Mexico border crossing in San Ysidro on November 25.

Middle East Monitor (2018-12-09). Iran Arrests 10 Suspects In Suicide Bombing That Killed Two. iranian.com Iranian security forces have detained 10 people suspected of links to a suicide car bomb attack this week that killed at least two policemen, police chief Hossein Ashtari said on Sunday. "Good clues have been obtained and hopefully with the public's cooperation ... we will get to the main leads," Ashtari was quoted by the [...]

RT (2018-12-09). SANTA DENIER arrested after giving children the ultimate Christmas spoiler. rt.com A 31-year-old Texan has been arrested after telling children at a church breakfast that Santa Claus doesn't exist, refusing to leave even as police arrived.

Human Rights Watch (2018-12-09). Indonesia: Papuan Militants Kill 17. hrw.org | | Cartoonist's depiction of Indonesian government restrictions on media freedom and rights monitoring in Papua. | © 2015 Toni Malakian for Human Rights Watch | (Jakarta) — Indonesian police should investigate a Papuan armed group's killing of at least 17 people, including a soldier, at a construction are...

teleSUR (2018-12-09). Top Democrats: Trump May Face Impeachment, Jail over Hush Money. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump could face impeachment and jail time if hush money payments reported by his former lawyer are proven to be campaign finance violations, Democratic lawmakers said on Sunday. | RELATED: | Trump Announces Chief of Staff Kelly Will Leave End of The Year | Court filings on Friday in cases that stemmed from a federal probe into Russian a...

teleSUR (2018-12-09). Saudi Arabia Refuses to Extradite Khashoggi Suspects to Turkey. telesurenglish.net Saudi Arabia will not be extraditing its suspects being investigated for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Foreign Minister Abdel al-Jubeir said Sunday. | RELATED: | Turkish Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant Over Khashoggi Murder | The Saudi Arabian officials have remained resolute, despite the pair arrest warrants filed by Turkish prosecutors against Saud al-Qahtani, the former top-aide to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and General Ahmed al-Asiri, ex-head of foreig...

teleSUR (2018-12-09). Iran: 10 Suspects Arrested After Suicide Bombing. telesurenglish.net Iranian security forces detained 10 people suspected of links to a suicide attack involving a car bomb attack that killed at least two policemen this week, police chief Hossein Ashtari said Sunday. | RELATED: | OPEC, Allies Agree to Cut Oil Production Despite US Pressure | "Good clues have been obtained and hopefully with the public's cooperation ... we will get to the main leads," Ashtari told the state news agency IRNA. He added that more suspects have been identified and are bein...

Hatem Abudayyeh (2018-12-09). Marc Lamont Hill must be reinstated. zcomm.org Marc Lamont Hill is a principled friend and comrade to Palestinians across the world, and must be immediately reinstated as a commentator at CNN. Palestinians and Black people in the US demand nothing less...

RT (2018-12-09). K-9 conundrum: Police dog struggles to get to grips with new winter shoes (VIDEO). rt.com A police dog's battle with its new snow shoes is melting hearts across the internet, thanks to an adorable viral video shared by Rapid City police.

Naomi LaChance (2018-12-09). French Working-Class Protesters Demand Higher Standard of Living. truthdig.com Nearly 1,000 people are in police custody and at least 71 have been injured after protests that turned violent in France on Saturday. The grassroots protesters, called Gilets Jaunes—"Yellow Vests"—have expressed frustration with the high cost of living in France and the pro-business policies of centrist President Emmanuel Macron, called by some "the president of the rich." | Macron has proposed increasing taxes on diesel and gas, and although the government has since acquiesced and scrapped the proposal, many working-class people co...

RT (2018-12-08). Crown to cuffs: Former Miss Kentucky arrested for 'sending topless pics to minor'. rt.com One might expect that a beauty queen and teacher would be a great source for positive messages. However, a former Miss Kentucky has reportedly been caught sending out something else - nude photos to a 15-year-old boy. |

ACLU (2018-12-07). New NYPD Drone Policy Represents a Serious Threat to Privacy. aclu.org The police department's drone policy places no meaningful restrictions on the invasive technology's use and threatens New Yorkers' privacy. | The New York Police Department announced this week that it will deploy 14 new drones as part of its policing activities across New York City. The use of this highly invasive technology represents a new frontier for both public safety and abuses of power. | The department did reach out to the NYCLU to ask us for input on a draft of the policy governing the use of its dr...

ACLU (2018-12-07). CIA Torture Killed My Father. I Want to Know What They Did With His Body. aclu.org The truth hurts, but it also helps. | This piece was originally published by The Washington Post. | I believe there are two paths in life — the paths of right and wrong — and that all people know the right path in their hearts. So I believe that people in America, if they can read this, will know the right thing for their government to do is tell me and my family what happened to my father's body. | My father was Gul Rahman. Sixteen ye...

Albert Bender (2018-12-07). Young Navajo woman brutally murdered in Kentucky. peoplesworld.org A young Navajo woman, 26-year-old Amanda Dakota Webster was slain December 1, at a hotel in Florence, Kentucky. A suspect, Jesse A. James, has been arrested. James, when questioned by police, admitted to stabbing and killing Webster, a Navajo woman from Cameron, Arizona on the reservation. He was later charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence ...

Tyler Durden (2018-12-07). France Deploys 89,000 Cops Amid Fears of Yellow Vest Rebellion on Saturday. theantimedia.com (ZHE) — French authorities will deploy at least 8,000 riot police and gendarmes in Paris on Saturday, and 89,000 forces across the country according to the Prime Minister, as the Elysee prepares for "act four" of the Yellow Vest movement's violent protests against the Macron government. In addition to the closure of the Eiffel Tower on Saturday, several Paris museums have announced that they ...

RT (2018-12-07). Prosecutors request 'substantial term of imprisonment' for ex-Trump lawyer Cohen. rt.com Trump lawyer turned federal informant Michael Cohen may be going to jail for a long time. New York prosecutors and "Russiagate" special counsel Robert Mueller both released their separate sentencing recommendations on Friday.

Human Rights Watch (2018-12-07). Family Planning Scholar Arrested on Vague Accusations in Tehran. hrw.org | | Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012. | © 2012 Reuters | Two academics with ties to Australian universities are among those arrested or required to go to a police station to face questioning in Iran during a weeks-long crackdown. The Iranian authorities claim those arrested used scientific projects as a cover to infiltrate Iran and create obstacles for the country's plans to increase its birth rate. The accusation is another use by Iranian authorities of the vaguely defined wo...

Jeff Abbott (2018-12-07). The Other Americans: Violence Against LGBTQ at Home and on the Migrant Trail. progressive.org The Honduran government justifies the violence against the LGBTQ community by invoking article 142.3 of the Law of Police and Social Coexistence, which protects "good manners and public morals." This law cost twenty-seven-year-old Jonathan Cruz his l...

Middle East Eye (2018-12-06). Canada Arrests CFO of Chinese Telecom Giant for Violating US Sanctions on Iran. theantimedia.com (MEE) — Canada arrested China's Huawei Technology's chief financial officer for allegedly violating US sanctions on Iran, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Meng Wanzhou faces possible extradition to the US, WSJ added. A Canadian justice department spokesperson said she was arrested on 1 December. A Huawei spokesman said the arrest happened as Meng was transferring ...

ACLU (2018-12-05). This State Agency Is Refusing to Help a Trans Woman Who Says She Was Assaulted by Police. aclu.org New York's Division of Human Rights says it cannot investigate alleged police and corrections abuses because they are not public accommodations. | DeAnna LeTray of Watertown, New York, was arrested in September 2017 during a domestic dispute with her daughter's boyfriend, who she says pointed a gun at her. | LeTray, who is trans, says the Watertown police officers who arrested her mocked her gender expression and questioned her gender identity. Then, at the police station, LeTray says police ripped her hair off her head and, once she got to the jail, she was stripped naked and sexually assaulted. | LeTray filed...

Human Rights Watch (2018-12-05). Malaysia: Keep Moratorium on Abusive Laws. hrw.org | | Riot police members stand guard at the Seafield temple on November 27, 2018 in Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. | © 2018 Chris Jung/NurPhoto via Getty Images | (Bangkok) — The Malaysian government should reconsider its decision to lift the moratorium on laws previously used to repress dissent, Human Rights Watch said today. The government announced on November 30,...

ACLU (2018-12-05). Does the Second Amendment Protect Only White Gun Owners? aclu.org Recent police killings of Black men for possessing guns they were legally carrying shows the racial double standards of "the good guy with a gun." | The most common refrain from gun rights supporters in the wake of mass shootings or other gun violence is that the best response to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Yet in recent weeks, we have seen two Black men, a group already disproportionately victimized by police use of lethal force, shot and killed by police while protecting those around them w...

ACLU (2018-12-05). Why I Ended the Horror of Long-Term Solitary in Colorado's Prisons. aclu.org Long-term isolation has disastrous physical and mental health effects that can amount to torture. The practice must be abandoned across the nation. | In Colorado, long-term solitary confinement used to be a tool that was regularly used in corrections. The problem is that it was not corrective at all. It was indiscriminate punishment that too often amounted to torture and did not make anyone safer. | The practice was pervasive because it was considered reasonable and effective. It was neither. In practice, long-term isolation punished people in a way that not only lacked humanity but sense. And when a program lack...

Brett Barroquere (2018-11-30). The five most compelling moments so far in the 'Unite the Right' murder trial. splcenter.org A juror clasped his hand over his mouth in court on Thursday as prosecutors played a video showing a young neo-Nazi sympathizer plowing his car into a group of anti-racist protestors after last year's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Democracy Now! (2018-11-29). Should Saudi Crown Prince Be Charged with War Crimes? G20 Host Argentina Considers Probe. democracynow.org Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman could face prosecution in Argentina for alleged complicity in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Saudi-led humanitarian crisis in Yemen. On Wednesday, an Argentine prosecutor reportedly accepted a request by Human Rights Watch to prosecute the crown prince, just hours after he landed in Argentina ahead of the G20 summit. Argentina recognizes universal jurisdiction for war crimes and torture, which means it is able to press charges against the crown prince while he is in the country. We speak with Reed Brody, counsel and spokesperson for Human Rights Watch, and...

Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2018-11-28). NAACP Statement on Recent Criminal Justice Reform Compromise Introduced in Senate. naacp.org NAACP released the following statement in support of the Crimianl Justice Reform Compromise: Our American criminal justice system is broken. Sentencing is disproportionately weighted against African Americans, and the current political climate continues to devalue black lives by reviving the same failed policies of the war on drugs that fueled mass incarceration," said NAACP President [...]

LEILI (2018-11-26). Palestinian Civil Society Urges World Governments to Impose a Military Embargo on Saudi Regime Over Khashoggi Murder and War Crimes in Yemen, On Israel for War Crimes and Apartheid Against Palestinians. bdsmovement.net Palestinian Civil Society Urges World Governments to Impose a Military Embargo on Saudi Regime Over Khashoggi Murder and War Crimes in Yemen, On Israel for War Crimes and Apartheid Against Palestinians: Update"We appeal to progressives and social movements everywhere to pressure their governments to impose strict military embargoes on all states that are perpetrating crimes against hu...

Ben Norton (2018-10-30). Violent Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Speaks at US Govt Org, Helps Kiev Police 'Purge' Roma. grayzoneproject.com An activist from violent Ukrainian neo-Nazi gang C14 spoke at the US government's America House Kyiv, and worked with Kiev...

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