By Global Information Network (2019-06-13). REPRESSION FAILS TO QUELL OPPOSITION TO CAMEROON REGIME. blackstarnews.com June 10, 2019 (GIN) — Facing a growing pro-democracy movement, Cameroon is resorting to an old formula — namely unleashing government power in the form of threats, arrests and excessive force. | This week, hundreds of supporters of Maurice Kamto, leader of the opposition Cameroon Resistance Movement, filled the streets, demanding his release from detention but were detained themselves by security forces. | According to his lawyer, Kamto could be charged with: insurrection, hostility against the homeland, criminal association, threats to public order, rebellion, group rebellion, and inciting insurrecti...

aljazeera (2019-06-13). Hong Kong protest leaders call for Sunday rally, city-wide strike. aljazeera.com Announcement of fresh rally comes a day after Hong Kong police dispersed crowds with rubber bullets and tear gas.

WSWS (2019-06-13). Minneapolis police office sentenced to over 12 years in prison for murder of Justine Damond. wsws.org A month-long trial in April resulted in Noor being found guilty of third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.

Eugene Puryear (2019-06-13). What is happening in Hong Kong. liberationnews.org Huge crowds, perhaps as many as a million people, thronged the streets of Hong Kong on June 9 to express their opposition to a proposed change to Hong Kong's extradition law. This mass action was followed-up by more militant actions a few days later that saw protesters throwing bricks and police shooting rubber bullets. The ...

RT (2019-06-13). Dozens of Memphis police injured after fatal shooting sparks violent clashes (VIDEO). rt.com At least 25 officers were injured in violent clashes with protesters after US Marshals fatally shot a multiple-felony suspect during an arrest. Mounted police, a helicopter and tear gas were all required to disperse the crowd.

kathy_f (2019-06-13). Australia 'world's most secretive democracy': New York Times. greenleft.org.au "Australia may be the world's most secretive democracy," the New York Times reported on June 5. | The US newspaper was commenting on the raids by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on a NewsCorp journalist and then the head office of the ABC. They were looking for evidence of information provided by whistleblowers that was used in articles exposing possible crimes by the Australian military and other authorities. | NYT continued: "The aggressive approach — which Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended — fit...

WSWS (2019-06-13). UK police seek to prosecute 1,130 Extinction Rebellion climate change protestors. wsws.org The moves against peaceful climate protesters are aimed at criminalizing political dissent.

WSWS (2019-06-13). Mistrial in case against "No More Deaths" volunteer charged with aiding immigrants. wsws.org Scott Warren was arrested for providing food, water and shelter to two undocumented immigrants.

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-12). Medellin's 'top mafia boss' arrested. colombiareports.com The alleged top boss of Medellin crime syndicate Oficina de Envigado was arrested on Tuesday, Colombia's President Ivan Duque confirmed. According to the Prosecutor General's Office, "Clemente" was the successor...

KP (2019-06-12). Four Elders Arrested at Gate as TreeSit Goes Up in Mattole. indybay.org Four Petrolia residents arrested blockading logging gate — average age 75 — as a protester climbs old growth tree in controversial Mattole logging operation in the pre-dawn hours Monday, June 10. Forest Defenders are occupying the forests and preparing for upcoming action camp. Meanwhile, the Lost Coast League is renewing their challenge to Humboldt Redwood Co.'s "sustainable" label.

WSWS (2019-06-13). Police crack down against Hong Kong protesters opposing extradition bill. wsws.org Beijing fears the spread of the protests into China, as social inequality and tensions rise in both Hong Kong and the mainland.

amnesty (2019-06-13). Mozambique: Refugees, asylum seekers held arbitrarily. amnesty.org Fifteen refugees and asylum seekers (14 men, one woman) from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and one male refugee from Ethiopia are currently held at the Third Police Station in Pemba city, Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique. They have been held since 17 January and are not being given necessary medical care and adequate food.

teleSUR (2019-06-12). US: Police Remove 'Haunting' Artwork of Caged Migrant Children. telesurenglish.net New York police are disassembling a collection of 24 pop-up art installations meant to bring awareness to the treatment of migrants in United States0 immigration detainment centers. | RELATED: | US State Sues Trump for Violating 'Safe Release' Migrant Policy | Wire cages containing life-size models of children wrapped in silver blankets dotted New York city streets Wednesday as recordings of sound of wailing echoed from the cage. Measuring 5 feet by 3 feet, the mannequin childre...

WSWS (2019-06-12). Australian Labor Party's hypocrisy on police media raids exposed. wsws.org The opposition Labor Party has joined hands with the ruling Coalition to pass legislation handing unprecedented powers to the police and intelligence agencies.

Steve Sweeney (2019-06-12). Prosecutorial misconduct: Brazil's justice minister implicated in election plot against Lula. peoplesworld.org Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was the subject of a plot to keep him in jail and stop him winning the 2018 presidential election, according to leaked documents. The Intercept website accused Brazilian Justice Minister Sérgio Moro of leaking information and advising prosecutors working on a lengthy anti-corruption probe into high-profile business ...

Sam Husseini (2019-06-12). Euphemisms All the Way Down. fair.org The report ( 5/30/19) was by Ally Schweitzer, "WAMU's business and development reporter." | A recent segment on WAMU, one of the NPR affiliates in Washington, DC, focused on efforts to change the name of the largely African-American neighborhoods "East of the River" to "East End." | The station reported: Residents insist the name change only encourages gentrification, and the term "Eas...

SAMIR (2019-06-12). Milton Nascimento: Cancel your show in apartheid Tel Aviv! bdsmovement.net Milton Nascimento: Cancel your show in apartheid Tel Aviv!: Open LetterPalestinian cultural organizations urge Brazilian musician to cancel his scheduled performance in apartheid Tel Aviv | Cultural BoycottJune 12, 2019...

Labor Video Project (2019-06-12). Palestinian Solidarity & SA BDS Director Desai With Professor Sang He. indybay.org SJSU professor Sang Hea Kil is interviewed by WorkWeek about her trip to the Teaching Palestine conference in Capetown, South Africa. The conference looked at the role of Israel and the Zionist apartheid state. While attending the conference, she and two other participants were sexually harassed by the South African BDS director Muhammed Desai and the organization sought to cover-up this incident.

MAIL (2019-06-12). Headlines for June 12, 2019. democracynow.org Police Crack Down on Second Wave of Hong Kong Mass Protests, Trial Against Humanitarian Activist Scott Warren Ends in Hung Jury, House Votes to Sue Trump Admin over AG Barr and Don McGahn Subpoenas, DOJ Advises Trump to Block Possible Contempt Motions Against Wilbur Ross and Barr over 2020 Census, Donald Trump Jr. Testifies Before Senate, Mass Arrests in Russia After Protests over Detention of Journalist, Reports of Injuries After Houthi Missile Hits Saudi Airport, Sudanese Protesters and Military Gov't to Resume Talks After Bloody Crackdown, Botswana Decriminalizes Homosexuality, DHS Secretary Testifies to Congr...

aljazeera (2019-06-12). Hong Kong protests: All the latest updates. aljazeera.com Clashes as riot police fire tear gas to disperse protesters against controversial bill allowing extradition to China.

Staff (2019-06-12). Body Cameras and Tasers Make Billions for Axon, But Don't Solve Police Violence. truthout.org This story was produced by The Appeal, a nonprofit criminal justice news site. Last August, Cincinnati police officer Kevin D. Brown tased an 11-year-old Black girl who was suspected of shoplifting food, sparking outrage and a review of the city's use-of-force policy. This year, Minneapolis resident Clifford Johnson <...

MAIL (2019-06-12). Secret Files Show How Brazil's Elites Jailed Former President Lula and Cleared the Way for Bolsonaro. democracynow.org A political crisis is growing in Brazil after The Intercept revealed that the judge who helped jail former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case in an attempt to prevent Lula's Workers' Party from winning the presidency. Leaked cellphone messages among Brazilian law enforcement officials and other data obtained by The Intercept point to an ongoing collaboration between Judge Sérgio Moro and the prosecutors investigating a sweeping corruption scandal known as Operation Car Wash. Lula was considered a favorite in the lead-up to the 2018 presidential...

Staff (2019-06-12). Leaked Messages Confirm: Imprisonment of Brazil's Lula da Silva was Politically Motivated. therealnews.com The website The Intercept received a massive archive of communications between prosecutors and judges, involving Brazil's corruption cases. Initial analysis reveals that former president Lula da Silva's prosecution and conviction were politically motivated. Mike Fox discusses the ramifications...

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-06-12). Female Palestinian Journalist Jailed for 'Incitement'. imemc.org An Israeli court, on Monday, sentenced a Palestinian journalist with 13-month jail term, on incitement charges, according to Palestinian sources. Lama Khater, 42, was also fined 5,000 shekel (around £1,400), the Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement. Khater was arrested by Israeli forces last year during a raid on ...

Staff (2019-06-12). Why I Can't Bring Myself to Watch "When They See Us" truthout.org This is about fear. | I can't watch "When They See Us" ... yet I know I must. I have to watch Ava DuVernay's miniseries about the five wrongly convicted Black and Brown children labeled the "Central Park Five." I have to watch it myself and then, at some point now or in the near future, I have to watch it again with my son. But I am a Black Mother in the #BlackLivesMatter Era. I am feeling personal terror too heavy to weigh, too absolute to penetrate. | These narratives terrify me. My stomach is in...

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-12). Hong Kong: Police Shouldn't Use Excessive Force. hrw.org | | Protestors gather near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. | © 2019 AP Photo/Kin Cheung | (New York) — The Hong Kong police should not use excessive force against protesters who are blocking roads in Hong Kong, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 12, 2019, tens of thousands of protesters gathered around Hong Kong's legislature, the Legislative Council (LegCo), and the roads surrounding it to press the government to drop proposed am...

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Chaos Hits Hong Kong as Protesters Turn to Violence. telesurenglish.net The Hong Kong police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at the demonstrators on Wednesday after the latter protested the latest extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. | RELATED: | Hong Kong: 'Occupy' Leaders Plead Not Guilty to Nuisance Charge | Tens of thousands of protesters had gathered peacefully in the Chinese-ruled city before tempers flared and demonstration turned to chaos, some charging police with umbrellas. Police warned th...

Staff (2019-06-12). Ex-Cop: Cut Police Budget, Fund Jobs & Youth Services. therealnews.com Former Baltimore City police officer Larry Smith says to promote safety, the city must stop prioritizing policing over human needs...

WSWS (2019-06-12). Sri Lankan workers need a socialist program to defeat Colombo's police-state preparations. wsws.org All factions of the warring Sri Lankan bourgeoisie are united in the use of communalism to divide the working class and in moves towards police-state rule.

Betsey Piette (2019-06-12). Philly protest calls for removal of racist police. workers.org June 7 — Black and Brown communities across this city are outraged over the news released by the Plain View Project that 328 Philadelphia police officers were among the more than 1,100 across the U.S. who have posted racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic and otherwise offensive content on Facebook. Over . . . | Continue reading Philly protest calls for removal of racist police at Workers.org

John McEvoy (2019-06-12). Massive leak exposes the 'soft coup' that gave rise to Brazil's far-right. thecanary.co UPDATE: This article was updated at 2.25pm on 2 June 2019 to amend Michael Brooks's quote about Bernie Sanders. | A massive trove of documents leaked to the Intercept has revealed "systematic wrongdoing" among top Brazilian prosecutors to prevent the left-wing Workers' Party (PT) from winning the 2018 presidential...

teleSUR (2019-06-12). New Leak: Top Brazilian Judge Colluded With Car Wash Task Force. telesurenglish.net A new leaked conversation between chief prosecutor of the Car Wash (Lava Jato) task force, Deltan Dallagnol and current Supreme Justice Minister, Sergio Moro, allegedly show that Supreme Federal Court (STF) judge Luiz Fux was also part of the scheme against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. | RELATED: | Politics, Lack of Evidence Behind Lula Trial: Intercept Exposé | The leak was made by The Intercept Brazil's executive editor, Leandro Demori, during an interview on Wed...

Intercepted (2019-06-12). Running for Justice: the Public Defenders Looking to Transform the Role of District Attorney. theintercept.com Glenn Greenwald, filmmaker Hajooj Kuka, and DA candidates Tiffany Caban and Chesa Boudin are this week's podcast guests. Plus music from Sinkane.

Sheena Anne Arackal (2019-06-11). Annexation Without Citizenship Is Apartheid. commondreams.org If Israel annexes Palestinian land and closes the door on a sovereign Palestinian state, then the international community must demand that Israel extend citizenship to occupied Palestinians. (Photo: Getty) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/freepalestine_1.jpeg...

teleSUR (2019-06-11). French Neo-Nazi Cell Arrested Over Plot To Attack Jews, Muslims. telesurenglish.net French police have raided a neo-Nazi cell accused of plotting attacks on Jewish or Muslim places of worship, judicial sources confirmed on Tuesday. | RELATED: | US: Straight Pride Organizers Linked to White Supremacists | "The investigation suggested they were developing an ill-defined plot to carry out an attack, likely to target a place of worship," the judicial source said, adding that five members of the group, who were "close in ideology to the neo-Nazi movement" were charged b...

Eds. (2019-06-11). U.S. activist faces federal charges for providing aid to migrants. mronline.org Scott Warren was arrested in 2018 for allegedly having "harbored" two fatally weakened undocumented migrants in a facility run by No More Deaths | Source

aljazeera (2019-06-11). Hundreds more arrested as Kazakhs protest 'rigged vote'. aljazeera.com Police on high alert in Almaty after 200 additional people arrested amid protests against vote to elect new president.

Eoin Higgins (2019-06-11). Black Drivers in Missouri 91% More Likely to Be Pulled Over by Police. theantimedia.com (CD) — Black drivers in Missouri are nearly twice as likely to be pulled over than white drivers, according to a new report by the state's attorney general. The report, released Monday by the office of Attorney General Eric Schmitt, found that black drivers had a 91 percent higher chance of being pulled over than their ...

teleSUR (2019-06-11). Saudi Teen Faces Death Penalty for Protesting When He Was 10. telesurenglish.net Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty of a teenager for taking part in a Shia-led protest when he was 10-years-old. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia to Execute 3 Dissident Scholars After Ramadan | Murtaja Qureiris, now 18, was detained when he was 13-years-old. Since then he has been on trial for charges like joining a "terror group" and "sowing sedition." | He was also charged for taking part in an anti-government rally in 2011 when he was 11-years-old. The rally...

Jake Anderson (2019-06-11). Veteran Who Died Mysteriously in Police Custody Returned to Family Missing Brain, Heart, and Throat. theantimedia.com (TMU) — On April 9, 2018, the Palmers experienced every family's worst nightmare. Everett Palmer Jr., a veteran and father of two children, had died while in police custody, they were told. Months later, the family was just as shocked when an independent pathologist said Palmer's body was missing its throat, heart, and brain. Two ...

splcenter (2019-06-11). SPLC Action Fund: Alabama joins other states with civil asset forfeiture reporting law, but does not go far enough to protect property owners. splcenter.org Across the country, police are using a tool called civil asset forfeiture to seize millions of dollars in cash and property they claim have been involved in criminal activity.

WSWS (2019-06-11). French state demands four months' jail for "yellow vest" protester Eric Drouet. wsws.org The charges against Drouet are unfounded and underscore that a police state is being built in France.

Staff (2019-06-11). Australian Police Raid Network for Exposing War Crimes in Afghanistan. truthout.org Press freedom groups are sounding the alarm over a pair of police raids on journalists. On Wednesday, Australian federal police swept into the headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney, reviewing thousands of documents for information about a 2017 report that found Australian special forces soldiers may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan. The raid came one day after police in Melbourne raided the home of Annika Smethurst, a reporter with the Herald Sun newspaper. We speak to Australian professor Joseph Fernandez and Peter Greste, founding director of the Alliance for Journalists'

Mark Gruenberg (2019-06-11). Former White House Counsel John Dean compares Trump to Nixon. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—There's a big Watergate parallel between Donald Trump and Richard Nixon: Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report is the Trump equivalent of the briefcase of grand jury evidence against Nixon which then-Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski sent to Congress 45 years ago. And that briefcase of evidence of cover-up and conspiracy helped oust Richard Nixon from office ...

Media Lens (2019-06-11). "Mirthless Laugh": The Persecution And Torture Of Julian Assange. dissidentvoice.org For anyone persuaded by the state-corporate campaign of sneers and smears depicting Julian Assange as a shit-smearing narcissist and rapist, the comments made by Nils Melzer, the UN's special rapporteur on torture, must be deeply shocking. The BBC headline: Julian Assange subjected to psychological torture, UN expert says Melzer is Professor of International Law at ...

Alex Borenstein (2019-06-10). "Walk for Israel" PR effort doesn't fool Denver's anti-apartheid protesters. liberationnews.org Coalition of counter-protesters show solidarity with Palestine.

John W. Whitehead (2019-06-11). How the Police State Muzzles Our Right to Speak Truth to Power. counterpunch.org "History shows that governments sometimes seek to regulate our lives finely, acutely, thoroughly, and exhaustively. In our own time and place, criminal laws have grown so exuberantly and come to cover so much previously innocent conduct that almost anyone can be arrested for something. If the state could use these laws not for their intended More

teleSUR (2019-06-11). Haitian Journalists Demand Protection from Violent Protesters. telesurenglish.net Haitian journalists are demanding police protection after a radio journalist, responsible for investigating corruption allegations against President Jovenel Moise, was shot and killed on Monday. | RELATED: | Thousands of Haitians March to Demand President's Resignation | "Press is for everyone. To inform everyone. In all kinds of situations," the Hai...

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-11). 'Wake-Up Call' Report Shows Black Drivers in Missouri 91 Percent More Likely to Be Pulled Over by Police. commondreams.org "The data should serve as a wake-up call for law enforcement officials, who have spent years lobbying against efforts to combat racial profiling." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/police_pull_over_0.jpg...

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-10). Nigeria: Widespread Violence Ushers in President's New Term. hrw.org | | Nigeria's military guard the campaign headquarters of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria, Feb. 25, 2019. | © AP Photo/Jerome Delay | (Abuja) — The Nigeria elections in 2019 that brought President Muhammadu Buhari back into office for a second term were marred by political violence, some of it by soldiers and police officers, Human Rights Watch said. Buhari should take concrete steps to address the widespread political violence, and to ensure accounta...

MAIL (2019-06-11). Headlines for June 11, 2019. democracynow.org The Intercept: Judge Collaborated with Prosecutors to Put Ex-President Lula and Others Behind Bars, DOJ Agrees to Hand Over Some Mueller Docs to House Dems, Trump Touts Trade Deal with Mexico, Renews Tariff Threats Against China, Kushner-Owned Co. Received $90 Million from Unknown Foreign Sources Since Start of Trump WH, Transportation Sec. Chao Helped Boost Projects Favorable to Husband Sen. McConnell, Migrants Held in Cramped Cells for 2.5 Weeks After Asylum Hearings as Part of "Remain in Mexico" Plan, Judge Offers Temporary Relief to Missouri's Last Abortion Clinic, Model Karlie Kloss Asks Fans to Support Plan...

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-10). Colombia's former chief prosecutor and DEA agents facing criminal charges. colombiareports.com Prominent opposition senators have announced criminal charges against Colombia's former chief prosecutor and agents of the United States' Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), claiming they violated international law and human rights...

plenglish (2019-06-10). Lava Jato's Lie Behind Persecution Against Lula, Denounces PT. plenglish.com 10 de junio de 2019, 18: 11Brasilia, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Workers" Party (PT) of Brazil denounced on Monday that the dissemination of messages between former judge Sergio Moro and prosecutors confirms the judicial lie to prevent the electoral victory of President Luiz Inácio Lula and the political organization.

aljazeera (2019-06-10). Pakistan ex-President Zardari arrested over corruption charges. aljazeera.com Former president denies allegations that he laundered millions of dollars through suspect bank accounts and companies.

Rostislav Ishchenko (2019-06-10). Has Serbia Lost Kosovo? Why President Hashim Thaąßi Needs Another Conflict with Serbia. globalresearch.ca On May 27th the president of Serbia Aleksandr Vucic urged to face the truth and to recognize that Serbia lost Kosovo. On May 28th units of the Kosovar police intruded into Serb districts in the north of Kosovo and arrested ...

aljazeera (2019-06-10). Pakistan's ex-president Ali Zardari arrested for money laundering. aljazeera.com N/A...

MAIL (2019-06-10). Headlines for June 10, 2019. democracynow.org U.S.-Mexico Deal Averts Trade Crisis with Plan to Deploy Mexican Troops to Curb Migration, Dem Lawmakers Call Out Migrant Prison Co. for Hiring John Kelly, Bipartisan Senators Oppose U.S.-Saudi Arms Deal with Flurry of Resolutions, Up to 1 Million Protesters Take to Hong Kong Streets Against Chinese Extradition Bill, 2 Reported Deaths as Haitian Protesters Call for Resignation of President MoąØse, WaPo: WH Barred Science-Based Climate Change Testimony, Transgender Prisoner Layleen Polanco Found Dead at Rikers Island, North Carolina Transgender Woman Chanel Scurlock Fatally Shot, Detroit Police Charge 18-Ye...

plenglish (2019-06-10). Chilean Students Occupy Distinctive Institute. plenglish.com Santiago de Chile, June 10 (Prensa Latina) Students from the iconic National Institute of Santiago de Chile agreed to occupy this campus indefinitely, amidst clashes with police forces that have been interrupting classes at this center for a month.

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-10). Helicopter crashes in New York, Fire Department says. cgtn.com A helicopter crashed onto a building in Midtown Manhattan on Monday before bursting into flames, according to the New York Fire Department. | The Fire department says it has deployed some 100 emergency workers to the scene. | It is not clear how many people were on board the aircraft when it crashed. | More details to follow...

aljazeera (2019-06-10). Turkey condemns Iceland over 'mistreatment' of football team. aljazeera.com Ankara issues diplomatic protest over treatment of team who were reportedly searched for three hours by airport police.

plenglish (2019-06-10). Ex-Judge Moro's Conversations Dig up to Charge Lula. plenglish.com Brasilia, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) A series of reports from Intercept website bring to light on Monday unpublished and illegal conversations of former judge Sergio Moro with some prosecutors to incriminate former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-10). Armed group kills 25 in fresh Nigeria attack. cgtn.com Twenty-five people were buried on Sunday in Nigeria's northwestern state of Sokoto, following an attack allegedly by a local armed group on Saturday. Local police said four people linked to the attack have been arrested, including a woman informant who pretended to be a lunatic. | The attack affected three communities in Rabah local government area of the northern state. | State police chief Ibrahim Kaoje told reporters that Kalhu, Tsage, and Geeri villages came under intense attack by a large number of gunmen who spared no one at sight on Saturday evening. | Kaoje said the attackers also stole hundreds of cow...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-10). Sudan releases rebel leader, Yasir Arman after five days. cgtn.com Sudan opposition leader Yasir Arman arrived in Juba, South Sudan on Monday after he was released together with two other rebel leaders by the military junta | Arman, a high-ranking member of the rebel group, Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, was arrested in his home in Khartoum on June 5 and was detained for five days. | He had just recently returned to Sudan after spending several years in exile. | The Sudanese government convicted and sentenced Arman to death in absentia in 2011 for his involvement in an uprising in the Blue Nile State. | The government today also freed SPLM secretary, Ismail Jalab,...

aljazeera (2019-06-10). Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev protege wins presidency, hundreds arrested. aljazeera.com At least 500 people have been arrested for protesting against polls, which saw Kassym-Jomart Tokayev become president.

aljazeera (2019-06-10). Sudan: 'Several killed' on first day of civil disobedience. aljazeera.com Group of doctors linked with protesters says four people killed in capital Khartoum and neighbouring Omdurman city.

aljazeera (2019-06-10). Brazil's Lula convicted to keep him from 2018 election: Report. aljazeera.com Brazil's top prosecutors reportedly plotted to convict Lula and prevent his party from winning 2018 elections.

teleSUR (2019-06-10). Lula Is a Political Prisoner: Brazil Workers' Party. telesurenglish.net Brazilian Workers' Party (PT) reacted Monday to reports published by news website The Intercept saying that they evidence the judicial persecution of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. | RELATED: | Politics, Lack of Evidence Behind Lula Trial: Intercept Expose | "Contrary to what they affirm today in a bid to downplay their illegal moves, (Judge Sergio) Moro and the prosecutors of the Car Wash commission are transcending all the limits of legality and the limits of the r...

teleSUR (2019-06-09). Civil Disobidience Empties Streets in Sudan's Capital. telesurenglish.net A campaign of civil disobedience to demand civilian rule left the streets of Sudan's capital Khartoum largely deserted as the working week began Sunday, while police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in Khartoum North, witnesses said. | RELATED: | African Union Suspends Sudan After Army Crackdown on Protests | They also started the general strike to protest the arrest of three movement leaders who participated in the negotiations with the military authorities. | Opposition...

Staff (2019-06-09). Massive Extradition Protest Fills Hong Kong Streets. truthdig.com HONG KONG—Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to voice their opposition to government-sponsored legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges. | The massive demonstration took place three days before the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's government plans to bring the highly contentious bill to the full legislature, bypassing the committee process, in a bid to win approval by the end of the month. | Police estimated the crowd at 240,000, but organizers said more than 1 million...

barry_h (2019-06-09). Searches Warranted? (Add, Copy, Delete, Alter). greenleft.org.au Now we have a press sensation, | As chilling as we've ever had. | Ita says intimidation, | Is there something they want to add? | Copy, delete, alter, add. | | Who was the judge or magistrate | Signed the warrant without falter? | Did they perchance hesitate | When they saw "delete" or "alter"? | Add, copy, delete, alter. | | Why let police play with the papers? | Weird enough (for the sake of Pete). | How often do they grant such capers? | What might the cops want to delete? | Alter, add, copy, delete. | | There's so much not yet explained, | No wonder the press are stroppy, | Denials so far are truly stra...

teleSUR (2019-06-09). More Arrests for Latest Homophobic Attack in London. telesurenglish.net A fifth arrest was made on Saturday for the recent homophobic attack against a lesbian couple in London. The boy is aged 16, similar to the four other assailants. | RELATED: | US: Straight Pride Organizers Linked to White Supremacists | UK police have announced a new arrest for the homophobic assault against a lesbian couple on a London night bus. The case...

aljazeera (2019-06-09). Iran shuts 547 restaurants for playing illegal music, debauchery. aljazeera.com Police close venues saying 'observing Islamic principles is one of the police's main missions and responsibilities'.

aljazeera (2019-06-09). Malawi protests: Opposition demands president's resignation. aljazeera.com Malawi police used tear gas on Thursday to disperse the supporters of the opposition party protesting against President Mutharika's re-election.

aljazeera (2019-06-09). Sudan police fire tear gas as civil disobedience campaign starts. aljazeera.com Protest campaign will continue until military transfers power to civilian government, organisers say.

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-06-09). Settlers Break Into Al-Aqsa. imemc.org Dozens of extremist Jewish settlers broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, today, guarded by Israeli police, local WAFA sources have reported. Around 330 Israeli settlers entered the compound through the Moroccan Gate, which leads to the Al-Buraq Wall plaza, inside the Old City of Jerusalem. Today's incursion into the compound ...

Andrew Fishman (2019-06-09). Exclusive: Leaked Chats Between Brazilian Judge and Prosecutor Who Imprisoned Lula Reveal Prohibited Collaboration and Doubts Over Evidence. theintercept.com Judge Sergio Moro repeatedly counseled prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol via Telegram during more than two years of Operation Car Wash.

Glenn Greenwald (2019-06-09). Exclusive: Brazil's Top Prosecutors Who Indicted Lula Schemed in Secret Messages to Prevent His Party From Winning 2018 Election. theintercept.com A massive archive exclusively provided to the Intercept confirms long-held suspicions about the politicized motives and deceit of Brazil's corruption investigators.

United Nations (2019-06-08). FROM THE FIELD: Murals help heal wounds of bloody conflict in Guatemala. un.org "The villagers knew that the military kidnapped [indigenous] people and brought them here and tortured them. While alive, they were forced to dig their own graves. Some would be buried in the ground, here, still half alive." The chilling words of Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez, a member of an indigenous group in Guatemala.

aljazeera (2019-06-08). Sudan arrests opposition leaders after Ethiopia mediation effort. aljazeera.com Protest leaders Mohamed Esmat and Ismail Jalab arrested shortly after meeting mediator, Ethiopia's PM Abiy Ahmed.

WSWS (2019-06-08). US-backed Saudi regime tortures dissidents on eve of threatened beheadings. wsws.org Among those slated for execution is Murtaja Qureiris, arrested at age 13 for participating in a peaceful protest against the monarchy.

Staff (2019-06-08). NYPD, Apology for Stonewall Not Accepted. truthout.org What the NYPD did in Greenwich Village on June 28, 1969 was not an exceptional event. There was nothing new about cops busting up a queer bar, beating people up and putting them in police cars. In 1969, that was commonplace. Every queer person knew what the red flashing lights meant: arrest, getting beaten or perhaps raped. What was unique on June 28, 1969 was that queer people stood up and fought back, not only for that day but for four days afterwards, in what became known as the Stonewall Riots. This uprising and the plethora of organizations that emerged afterwards were the birth of the modern LGBTQ+ right...

Cora Currier (2019-06-08). A Vast Archive Exposed the Secret History of Kidnapping and Assassination in Guatemala. Now It's Under Threat. theintercept.com The attack on the archive is part of "an aggressive rejection of human rights principles" from conservative Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales.

teleSUR (2019-06-08). French Police Crack Down on 30th 'Yellow Vest' Protest. telesurenglish.net French police violently clashed with protesters Saturday at the 30th consecutive weekend of " yellow vest" demonstrations, using tear gas and water cannons in the southern city of Montpellier. | RELATED: | French Yellow Vests Protest Day Before EU Polls Announced | The "yellow vest" protests, named after the brightly colored safety jackets French drivers h...

WSWS (2019-06-08). Australian police chief links media raids to US-led "Five Eyes" spy network. wsws.org Gaughan's statement points to the targeting of journalists in order to cover up Washington's preparations for wars and mass political surveillance.

WSWS (2019-06-08). Teachers struggles erupt across Latin America. wsws.org The response by the ruling class to the resistance led by teachers has been the same everywhere: the claim that there is "no money" and police state repression.

RT (2019-06-08). Minnesota cop sentenced to 12+ years for killing unarmed woman who called 911. rt.com A former Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer convicted of shooting an unarmed woman in an alley behind her home was given a 12.5 year prison sentence, in a controversial case that had the ACLU crying racism. |

WSWS (2019-06-08). Australian media workers denounce police raids. wsws.org ABC workers spoke of their shock and alarm at the arrival of federal police in their building.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-07). Malawi police use tear gas to break up protests. cgtn.com Armed police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators demanding the resignation of Malawi's president, Peter Mutharika. Mutharika narrowly won re-election in the southern African country in May. | Critics say the election was rigged. | Teargas is seen outside the Malawi Congress Party headquarters in Lilongwe, Malawi June 6, 2019, in this still image obtained from video taken from social media. Ulemu Msungama (Malawi Congress Party)/via REUTERS. | Thousands of supporters of opposition parties marched in the streets of the capital, Lilongwe, a Reuters witness said, with one group occupying a complex housing the pre...

aljazeera (2019-06-07). Sri Lanka blasts: Prior warnings ignored by intelligence agency. aljazeera.com The police said the State Intelligence Service received repeated warnings of possible attacks and detailed a series of delays by all security agencies to act.

Al Neal (2019-06-07). Review: "When They See Us" peoplesworld.org "It's no longer about justice it's about politics...And politics will do whatever it has to do to survive." Thirty years ago, at 10: 15 p.m., on the night of April 19, 1989, five teenage boys of color—Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, Raymond Santana, and Kevin Richardson, were rounded up by police. Inside the police station, ...

aljazeera (2019-06-07). UN rights experts seek inquiry into Philippines killings. aljazeera.com President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs has seen thousands of alleged dealers killed by police.

aljazeera (2019-06-07). Australian police seize 1.6 tonnes of drug 'ice' in record bust. aljazeera.com Officers discovered the drugs in vacuum-sealed packages hidden inside stereo speakers shipped from Thailand.

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-07). Investigative Journalist is Detained in Russia on Suspicion of Drug Possession. hrw.org Yesterday, police in central Moscow detained Ivan Golunov, an investigative reporter at Meduza, a prominent online media outlet. They stopped him on the street and claimed to have found synthetic drugs in his backpack, and then more drugs at his apartment. Golunov's friends and colleagues are adamant that his arrest is directly connected to his reporting. They also emphasize that he has never used any narcotic substances.

Michelle Chen (2019-06-07). 'Mental Health Crisis, Don't Shoot!'. progressive.org New York City, like the nation, often responds to emotionally disturbed persons with police violence. Some places are trying to change that.

Rebecca Gordon (2019-06-07). The War Crimes Trump Can't Pardon. thenation.com The War Crimes Trump Can't Pardon...

Staff (2019-06-07). DuVernay: Wrongly Convicted Boys Aren't "Central Park Five" — They're People. truthout.org We spend the hour with Ava DuVernay, whose damning new four-part television series "When They See Us" tells the story of five teenagers of color from Harlem — four African-American and one Latino — who were wrongfully accused and convicted of raping and nearly killing a white woman out for a jog in New York City's Central Park. The night that would come to define the boys' lives was April 19, 1989, more than 30 years ago. In the sensational trial that followed, they became known as the "Central Park Five." Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana served between six and seve...

teleSUR (2019-06-07). UK: Police Arrest 4 Teens for Brutal Gay Bashing of 2 Women. telesurenglish.net Police arrested four teenage suspects Friday in an attack on a lesbian couple who were violently attacked on a London bus on May 30 after refusing their perpetrator's request to engage in intimate acts. | RELATED: | Israel's LGBTQ Community Performs Mass Marriage To Protest Anti-Gay Laws | During interviews with the media in England, where the couple lives, and Uruguay, where Geymonat is from, the doctor said she and Chris were traveling that night on the top deck of a...

aljazeera (2019-06-07). Investigative journalist arrested in Russia. aljazeera.com Ivan Golunov is known for his investigations into corruption among Moscow's most powerful oligarchs.

splcenter (2019-06-07). Weekend Read: The Changing Demographics of Mass Incarceration. splcenter.org After decades of constructing a system of mass incarceration, it appears that our nation is beginning to turn the tide.

aljazeera (2019-06-07). Indian forces kill four rebels in Kashmir. aljazeera.com Two police deserters among fighters killed during a gun battle in Indian-administered Kashmir's Pulwama district.

aljazeera (2019-06-07). Malawi police fire tear gas at protesters seeking Mutharika exit. aljazeera.com Escalation in Lilongwe comes as President Peter Mutharika accuses opposition of wanting to topple government 'by force'.

teleSUR (2019-06-07). Colombia: Top Prosecutor Says Sinaloa Cartel Present in Country. telesurenglish.net Colombia's highest prosecutor and oversight official, Carlos Negret denounced the presence of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel in southern Colombia, in the department of Caqueta, one of the areas most affected by armed violence for decades. | RELATED: | Protect Ex-Farc Members or Risk Losing Peace: UN Tells Colombia | "I am worried about extortion, ill...

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-07). 40+ State and Local Prosecutors Say They Won't Enforce 'Unconscionable' Abortion Bans. commondreams.org Calling recent anti-choice laws in a number of states "unconscionable" and unconstitutional, more than three dozen state attorneys general and local prosecutors said Friday that they would not enforce the new legislation. | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/war_on_women.png...

Adam Veitch (2019-06-07). Colombia's military tortures soldiers in fake guerrilla camps: opposition. colombiareports.com Colombia's military fakes guerrilla kidnappings and torture to train its own troops, according to evidence and testimonies made public by the country's opposition. Opposition Senator Gustavo Petro (Humane Colombia) blasted...

MAIL (2019-06-07). "They Are Not the Central Park 5": Ava DuVernay's Series Restores Humanity of Wrongly Convicted Boys. democracynow.org We spend the hour with Ava DuVernay, whose damning new four-part television series "When They See Us" tells the story of five teenagers of color from Harlem—four African-American and one Latino—who were wrongfully accused and convicted of raping and nearly killing a white woman out for a jog in New York City's Central Park. The night that would come to define the boys' lives was April 19, 1989, more than 30 years ago. In the sensational trial that followed, they became known as the "Central Park Five." Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana served between six and seven years...

Staff (2019-06-07). Under Tariff Pressure From the US, Mexico Detains Migrant Activists. truthout.org Mexico City—Mexican authorities arrested two migrant activists Wednesday on suspicion of human smuggling in connection with the pair's efforts to provide support for Central American migrants traveling to the United States. However, supporters believe the arrests are due to the ongoing dispute between Mexico and the United States over the potential imposition of tariffs on all Mexican goods entering the U.S. | President Donald Trump has threatened to impose a 5 percent tariff on Mexican goods, rising steadily to 25 percent, unless Mexico takes measures to stop migration from Central America through the co...

splcenter (2019-06-07). SPLC Action Fund: Louisiana criminal justice reform bills a good start, but more work remains. splcenter.org Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed two bills into law this week that will improve transparency in police activities and save taxpayer money by eliminating lengthy sentences that are not warranted.

John W. Whitehead (2019-06-07). You're Under Arrest: How the US Police State Muzzles Our Right to Speak Truth to Power. globalresearch.ca "History shows that governments sometimes seek to regulate our lives finely, acutely, thoroughly, and exhaustively. In our own time and place, criminal laws have grown so exuberantly and come to cover so much previously innocent conduct that almost anyone can ...

aljazeera (2019-06-07). ICC prosecutor presses for Afghanistan war crimes investigation. aljazeera.com In April, the International Criminal Court refused probe into alleged atrocities by all sides in the Afghan conflict.

Akela Lacy (2019-06-07). Revenge of the Machine: New York Party Bosses Rally to Melinda Katz in Pivotal Prosecutor Race. theintercept.com One year ago, the Queens Democratic machine, which has controlled the politics of the borough in one form or another for decades, was stunned by the surprise loss of longtime party boss Joe Crowley to 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. | The borg quickly reformed itself. Crowley was subsequently reelected chair of the county party, became a powerhouse lobbyist, and his Brooklyn-based protege, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, eased into Crowley's vacated leadership position in the House of Representatives. | The lo...

Joshua Cho (2019-06-07). WSJ Says CIA Chief Wouldn't Do Anything 'Inappropriate'‚ÄĒDespite Record of Torture and Coverup. commondreams.org The most egregious part of Strobel‚Äôs report is its whitewashing of Haspel‚Äôs disturbing record in the CIA by uncritically transmitting glowing endorsements by other CIA officials. (Photo: FAIR) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-06-07_at_12.09.26_pm.png...

pip.hinman (2019-06-07). Bring Julian Assange home appeal. greenleft.org.au Below is an appeal, initiated by Michael Rubbo and signed by many journalists, to the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) to pull out all stops to do more to get Julian Assange released. | * * * | We are a diverse group of people, many of whom originally came together in 2018 to work for the release of James Ricketson from his Cambodian jail. We now reunite to push for the release of Julian Assange who is currently very ill in Britain's Belmarsh prison as he awaits extradition to either the United States or Sweden. | On May 9, he was visited by UN Special Rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer: "Our finding...

Staff (2019-06-07). UN Torture Expert Says Assange Is Victim of Psychological Torture. therealnews.com UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer investigated the situation of Julian Assange, despite initial reservations. He says if Assange is extradited he faces a "politicized trial," part of the unprecedented international effort to silence and imprison him...

aljazeera (2019-06-07). Torture in Saudi prisons: 'Most oppressive era we have witnessed'. aljazeera.com Three Saudi clerics reportedly on death row and dozens of activists are believed to have endured brutal treatment.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-06). CAF president arrested in France. cgtn.com Ahmad Ahmad, the current president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was arrested Thursday in Paris. | CAF president Ahmad Ahmad | He is being questioned in connection into the alleged misappropriation of $830,000. | In April, former CAF Secretary-General Amr Fahmy accused Ahmad Ahmad of alleged bribery and misappropriation of funds after awarding a contract to a French company called Tactical Steel. Fahmy was fired from the organization shortly after making the allegations. | Ahmad had previously denied the accusations, claiming all the decisions were made "collegially" and that the process was "tra...

IMEMC News (2019-06-06). Army Claims Abducting A Palestinian Who Injured A Colonist. imemc.org The Israeli army claimed that it recently abducted a Palestinian who reportedly attacked and injured a colonialist settler. According to the military, the soldiers arrested Ahmad Ibrahim Suleiman Nasrallah, from Teqoua town, east of Bethlehem, who reportedly threw a hammer at a car of a colonialist settler in April of ...

United Nations (2019-06-06). Syria: Urgent, concrete actions needed, to protect children too young to 'make sense of this senseless war'. un.org New firsthand reporting by UN staff in Syria reveals "increasingly horrific brutality" by all parties in the de-escalation area of the country's northwest, causing "significant civilian causalities" and hundreds of thousands displaced, a senior humanitarian official said on Thursday.

PCHR (2019-06-06). PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23 — 29 May 2019). imemc.org Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 3 — 29 May, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protesters in the Gaza Strip. 11 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, a paramedic, and a journalist, were injured.

Staff (2019-06-06). Corporate Media Will Regret Abandoning Julian Assange. truthdig.com After British police arrested Julian Assange on April 11, the first instinct of corporate journalists was to perform a line-drawing exercise. In so doing, corporate media dutifully laid the groundwork for the US Department of Justice's escalating political persecution of the WikiLeaks founder, and set the stage for a renewed assault on a free and independent press by the Trump administration. | Following the philosopher of science Karl Popper, I'll call this the problem of journalistic demarcation. Facing his own demarc...

Eoin Higgins (2019-06-06). Journalist and Educator Among Those Caught Up in YouTube's Attempt to Purge Online Hate Speech. theantimedia.com (CD) — Free speech advocates who warned of the predictable consequences of allowing powerful tech companies to police online discourse seized on YouTube's attempt Wednesday to purge hate speech from their video platform after creators performing public service journalism and education were swept up in the effort. Wednesday's purge came after days of sustained criticism over YouTube's ...

Santa Cruz Police News (2019-06-06). Family Member Believes Man who Died in Police Custody was Denied Proper Medical Care. indybay.org On June 1, 40-year-old Kevin Allen died while in custody of the Santa Cruz Police. A SCPD press release states officers were responding to a report that a man had fallen to the ground near Water Street and River Street in Santa Cruz when they found and took Kevin Allen into custody and transported him to jail, claiming he was intoxicated. Once at the jail, medical staff there determined Allen would need to be taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead after suffering cardiac issues on the ride over. Community members have questioned why Allen was not given medical attention immediately instead of being a...

Joe Lauria (2019-06-06). After Assange’s Espionage Act Indictment, Police Move Against More Journalists for Publishing Classified Material. commondreams.org "These raids are all about intimidating journalists and intimidating whistle blowers so that mistakes made by the Government, including potential crimes, by the military, remain covered up, remain secret, and don’t fall in to the public domain." (Photo: Shutterstock) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/messenger.jpeg...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-06). Islamic State says it has moved into Mozambique, police say no. cgtn.com The Islamic State group claims it was involved in an insurgent clash in Mozambique for the first time, but analysts expressed doubt and Mozambican police dismissed the claim outright. | According to SITE Intelligence, a company that monitors extremist activity, Islamic State issued a statement late Tuesday claiming involvement in an apparent gunfight with the Mozambique military in Cabo Delgado. | "The soldiers of the Caliphate were able to repulse an attack by the Crusader Mozambican army in Metubi village, in the Mocimboa area," said the statement, according to a SITE translation. | "They clashed with them w...

aljazeera (2019-06-06). US man sprays Somali children, yells slurs in Minnesota: Police. aljazeera.com Zachariah Manahan, 18, accused of felony stalking committed because of bias and other charges.

WSWS (2019-06-06). The global war on journalism. wsws.org The arrest of Julian Assange has set a precedent for the state persecution of journalists, triggering police raids in Australia and France against reporters documenting government crimes and corruption.

Adam Veitch (2019-06-06). Police commander of northern Colombia mining town killed. colombiareports.com The police commander of a mining town in the north of Colombia was killed on Wednesday morning, according to authorities. According to a police report, "personnel from the Segovia police,...

Joshua Cho (2019-06-06). WSJ Says CIA Chief Wouldn't Do Anything 'Inappropriate'—Despite Record of Torture and Coverup. fair.org by Joshua Cho A Wall Street Journal report (5/25/19) by Warren Strobel whitewashed CIA Director Gina Haspel's career and put a positive spin on the CIA's insulation from public accountability with its turn towards its greatest opacity "in decades." While one might expect CIA officials to support greater secrecy around the organization, it's odd that ...

WSWS (2019-06-06). UN Special Rapporteur on Torture warns Julian Assange could die in prison. wsws.org The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture said in an Australian radio interview on June 1 that Julian Assange could die in jail if his persecution is not ended here and now.

Rebecca Gordon (2019-06-06). Clemency for the Lowly, Free Passes for the Mighty. commondreams.org If the crime is big enough‚ÄĒlike creating or countenancing a U.S. torture archipelago that stretched from Thailand to Poland to Guant√°namo Bay, or lying to the world to justify launching an aggressive war on Iraq‚ÄĒthe risk of trial is nonexistent. No pardons required. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-1894214.jpg...

Eric A. Gordon (2019-06-06). Comprehensive retrospective of African-American artist Charles White at LACMA. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—Right now, the critical thing to say about the magnificent Charles White retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is that it closes June 9! Sorry, the time flew and I did not get to it until a couple of days ago. A retrospective exhibition aims at a universal glance back ...

Ted Rall (2019-06-06). Hacking Dirty Government Secrets Is Not a Crime. counterpunch.org British goon cops acting at the request of the United States government entered Ecuador's embassy in London, dragged out WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and prepared to ship him across the pond. After this event last month most of the mainstream media reacted with spiteful glee about Assange's predicament and relief that the Department of Justice More

MAIL (2019-06-06). Headlines for June 6, 2019. democracynow.org U.S.-Mexico Immigration Talks Continue as Trump's Tariff Deadline Nears, Trump Admin to Cut School, Legal Aid and Recreation for Migrant Children, Mexican Police Arrest Immigration Activists Cristóbal Sánchez and Irineo Mujica, Trump Visits Normandy, France, on 75th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion, Trump Compares Future Irish Border to U.S.-Mexico Border Wall, Irish Protesters Decry Trump's Racism, Misogyny and Climate Denial, Pressed on Climate Change, Trump Says Weather "Changes Both Ways", Yemen's Houthi Rebels Claim They've Seized Territory in Saudi Arabia, CNN: Trump Admin Withheld Intelligence on China-Backed...

aljazeera (2019-06-06). Northern Irish police arrest man over Lyra McKee murder. aljazeera.com The New IRA group said one of its members shot the journalist when opening fire on police during a riot in Londonderry.

aljazeera (2019-06-06). Widespread concern after Australian police media raids. aljazeera.com Police raids against two news outlets renew calls for safeguards for whistle-blowers and freedom of speech protections.

Staff (2019-06-06). NYPD Apologizes for 1969 Raid of Stonewall Inn. truthdig.com NEW YORK — Nearly 50 years after a police raid at the Stonewall Inn catalyzed the modern LGBT rights movement, New York's police commissioner apologized Tuesday for what his department did. | "The actions taken by the NYPD were wrong, plain and simple," Commissioner James O'Neill said during a briefing at police headquarters. | "The actions and the laws were discriminatory and oppressive," he added. "And for that, I apologize." | The apology comes weeks ahead of the milestone anniversary of the raid and the rebellion it sparked the night of June...

Marilyn Bechtel (2019-06-06). Bill tightening California standards for police lethal force advances in legislature. peoplesworld.org Among the waves of bills that passed from California's Assembly to the state Senate last week was one that observers say could move the state from having one of the loosest standards for police use of force to one of the strictest. That measure, hotly debated since Assemblymembers Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, and Kevin McCarty, ...

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-06). Public Advocate Williams Joins Demands For Investigation of Linda Fairstein Prosecutor in 1989 "Central Park Five" case. blackstarnews.com Jumaane D. Williams joined by others demanding accountability in Central Park 5 Prosecution. | Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams was joined by a coalition of elected officials and activists today to call for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., to investigate former assistant district attorney Linda Fairstein's alleged misconduct during the so-called Central Park Five case. The case is drawing new attention following the release of the miniseries "When They See Us," which documents the stories of the young men wrongfully convicted in the rape of Trisha Meili in 1989. | During a press conference out...

MAIL (2019-06-06). Meet the Animal Rights Activists Facing Prison Time for Rescuing Ducks, Piglets from Factory Farms. democracynow.org Nearly 100 animal rights activists were freed today, after being arrested by police in riot gear for carrying out a rescue mission and protest at the Reichardt Duck Farm in Petaluma, California, which they accuse of engaging in animal torture. More than 600 activists with Direct Action Everywhere stormed the slaughterhouse Monday, fanning out in teams to chain themselves together at the entrance, freeing dozens of ducks and in some cases locking themselves by the neck to the slaughter line. Several of the activists made it inside the slaughterhouse, where they began trying to rescue ducks that were hanging upside...

Staff (2019-06-06). Activists Face Prison Time for Rescuing Ducks, Piglets From Factory Farms. truthout.org Nearly 100 animal rights activists were freed today, after being arrested by police in riot gear for carrying out a rescue mission and protest at the Reichardt Duck Farm in Petaluma, California, which they accuse of engaging in animal torture. More than 600 activists with Direct Action Everywhere stormed the slaughterhouse Monday, fanning out in teams to chain themselves together at the entrance, freeing dozens of ducks and in some cases locking themselves by the neck to the slaughter line. Several of the activists made it inside the slaughterhouse, where they began trying to rescue ducks that were hanging ups...

MAIL (2019-06-05). "We're Left to Defend Ourselves on the Margins": 8 Black Trans Women Have Been Murdered This Year. democracynow.org The body of 26-year-old Chynal Lindsey was recovered Saturday from a lake in Northeast Dallas. Police said they are investigating her death as a homicide. Chynal is the third transgender black woman killed in Dallas since October, including the high-profile death of Muhlaysia Booker just two weeks ago. Another Dallas trans woman was stabbed multiple times in April but survived. Trans rights activists say the violence in Dallas is indicative of the larger threat to black transgender women. At least eight black trans women have been murdered in the U.S. this year. According to the Human Rights Campaign, at least 26...

Tyler Durden (2019-06-05). Australian Police Raid National Broadcaster Over Leaked Afghan War Crime Stories. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Australian federal police officers raided the Sydney headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) over a series of 2017 reports known as The Afghan Files, which exposed crimes committed by special forces in Afghanistan based on hundreds of pages of leaked defense documents marked AUSTEO (Australian Eyes Only). The incident marks Australia's second such move against journalists in just ...

Tom Coburg (2019-06-05). Journalists now fair game as police raid public broadcaster following US hounding of Assange. thecanary.co In April, US authorities issued an extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, with warnings from The Canary and other m...

WSWS (2019-06-05). Stop Stalinist Terror Against Chinese Workers. wsws.org The ICFI statement entitled "Stop Stalinist Terror Against Chinese Workers" was issued on June 22, 1989, as the scope of the police dragnet and repression against workers and students expanded following the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Colin Benjamin (2019-06-05). American Professor At Jamaica's Edna Manley College Contemplates Hunger Strike Amid Student Sex Scandal "Coverup" blackstarnews.com Visiting African-American Maluwa Williams-Myers has a story to tell about sex abuse at Edna Manley... | On Tuesday, African-American Professor Maluwa Williams-Myers told the Black Star News she is contemplating a hunger strike to force change at a Jamaican college where a serial sex offender has allegedly abused female students "for a decade." | Professor Williams-Myers told Black Star News she is compelled to consider this drastic approach because officials at this college are involved in a "coverup." She is worried about the victimization of other young women. | Is there a rape culture problem inside this Jama...

aljazeera (2019-06-05). Leader of Mexico-based church accused of rape, child porn in US. aljazeera.com La Luz Del Mundo leader Naason Joaquin Garcia arrested in California on charges including human trafficking and rape.

The Mind Unleashed (2019-06-05). Parkland School Police Officer Arrested on 11 Charges Tied to Shooting. theantimedia.com (TMU) — A police officer who hid for nearly an hour at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last year while a horrible shooting took place just feet away, has been arrested for his negligence during the shooting. Former Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested this week and charged with seven counts ...

Andrew Emett (2019-06-05). Deputy arrested for negligence after Parkland shooting inaction. nationofchange.org Accused of cowardly hiding during | the Parkland shooting last year and failing to protect the school children | under his care, former Broward Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested Tuesday | on seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence, and | one count of perjury. Although Peterson claims that he never entered the | building due to police miscommunication, the Florida Department of Law | Enforcement (FDLE) recently determined that the resource officer retreated from | the scene and later directed other officers to stay at least 500ft away from | the active shooting. | On Fe...

John O'Day (2019-06-05). Corporate Media Have Second Thoughts About Exiling Julian Assange From Journalism. fair.org "Democracy dies in darkness," reads the Washington Post slogan—though apparently sometimes it's good to put people in prison for exposing government wrongdoing ( 4/11/19). | After British police arrested Julian Assange on April 11, the first instinct of corporate journalists was to perform a line-drawing exercise. In so doing, corporate media dutifully laid the groundw...

Staff (2019-06-05). Trump Wants to Make Alaska's Protected Wilderness a Hunting Ground. truthout.org A video featuring a father and son slaughtering a mother black bear and then her two screaming newborn cubs in their den has ricocheted around the world, drawing obvious comparisons to the killing of Cecil, the African lion, by a Minnesota dentist several years ago. | Sadly, the shocking brutality the two men displayed for the world to see could soon be sanct...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-05). At least 5 dead, others missing after mudslides in Uganda. cgtn.com The Uganda Red Cross says at least five people have died in mudslides triggered by heavy rains in the east. Several others are said to be missing. | The group said Wednesday that its search and rescue teams ploughing through the mud had retrieved the bodies and handed them over to police. | Julius Mucunguzi, a spokesman for the prime minister's office, says at least 10 people are missing and many are displaced. | Several villages in the eastern district of Bududa, in the foothills of Mount Elgon, are prone to. Deaths are reported every year during the wet season. | Uganda's government is encouraging the reloca...

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-05). This is What Donald Trump's Failed and Cruel Border Policy Looks Like. blackstarnews.com The Trump Administration's polices have everything to do with racism not border security... | On Friday, the Inspector General (IG) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a management alert requiring "immediate attention and action...to alleviate dangerous overcrowding at the El Paso Del Norte Processing Center (PDT)." | In unannounced visits to the PDT, the IG observed that DHS was housing 6 to 7 times the maximum capacity of detainees, including: some detainees "in standing-room-only conditions for days or weeks...;" with other "detainees standing on toilets in the cells to make room and ga...

Staff (2019-06-05). For Real Safety in US and Palestine, We Must Fight White Supremacy. truthout.org As a part of the Center for Jewish Nonviolence, I joined a coalition of over 100 Palestinians, Israelis, and Jews from the U.S. and Canada to rehabilitate a dirt road in the South Hebron Hills that would give Palestinians in the area greater access to basic resources they need to live. When we started this project in early May, a range of Israeli police and military agencies responded with force, employing methods of crowd dispersal to arrest 17 people and injure dozens of others. As I heard the b...

MAIL (2019-06-05). Headlines for June 5, 2019. democracynow.org GOP Mounts Possible Trump Challenge as Threat of U.S.-Mexico Trade War Looms, House Passes Dream and Promise Act, Which Could Grant Citizenship to 2.5 Million, Dozens of Children Forced to Spend Up to 39 Hours in Hot Vans After Botched ICE Family Reunification, U.K.: Trump Calls for New Trade Deal, Calls Protests "Fake News" as 10,000s Demonstrate Against His Visit, Sudan: Death Toll Rises to 60+ as Struggle Between Military and Protesters Mounts, Chynal Lindsey Is the 3rd Black Trans Woman to Be Killed in Dallas in Past Year, Virginia Governor Calls for Gun Control Reforms After VA Beach Mass Shooting, Police Ar...

Consortiumnews (2019-06-05). After Assange's Espionage Act Indictment, Police Move Against More Journalists for Publishing Classified Material. consortiumnews.com Less than two months after the arrest of journalist Julian Assange, and two weeks after his indictment under the Espionage Act, emboldened governments have sent the police after journalists who've challenged the state. Joe Lauria reports. By Joe Lauria in... Read more →

RT (2019-06-05). 'Coward from Broward' cop arrested for failing to act during Parkland school shooting. rt.com Florida school security officer Scot Peterson has been charged with neglect of duty after an investigation into his failure to act for nearly an hour allowed an ex-student to gun down 17 people at a Parkland high school last year.

teleSUR (2019-06-05). US Doctor Faces Life for Murder of 25 Overdosed Patients. telesurenglish.net A doctor from the state of Ohio in the United States was charged on 25 counts of murder Wednesday for over-prescribing patients in critical condition with potentially lethal amounts of opioids. | RELATED: | Purdue Corrupted WHO to Boost Opioid Sales: Congress' Report | Dr. William Husel, a former physician in the Mount Carmel Health System in Colombus, Ohio, was arrested after a six-month investigation found he had been "administering doses of fentanyl at a level that they internal...

teleSUR (2019-06-05). Afro-Latinos Among Most Underprivileged in Region. telesurenglish.net For centuries, Afro-descended peoples have faced discrimination, hardship, and social exclusion around the world. In Latin America, despite efforts to close the gap, the ethnic group continues to struggle for equal opportunity. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Censors Video Starring Black People and Transwoman | Afro-Latinos represent a quarter of the Latin American population and 90 percent of them reside in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Ecuador — formerly important...

aljazeera (2019-06-05). Australia: Police raid ABC headquarters over Afghanistan stories. aljazeera.com Police search the TV corporation's offices in Sydney in second high-profile probe into news outlets in 24 hours.

GetUp! (2019-06-05). Australian police powers risking the criminalisation of public interest journalism. indybay.org This is unprecedented. | As I write, the Australian Federal Police are crawling through the headquarters of our national broadcaster. Accessing private emails. Scouring hard-drives. Rounding up handwritten notes. They have the power to collect, decrypt, alter and delete whatever they want.1 | Why? Because the ABC dared to report on allegations that Australian soldiers unlawfully killed children in Afghanistan.2...

Eoin Higgins (2019-06-05). Police Raid Home of Prominent Journalist Who Reported on Secret Spying Program. theantimedia.com (CD) — Australian police raided the home of one of the country's prominent journalists Tuesday, raising questions about press freedom in that country and across the western world. Journalist Annika Smethurst, the national politics editor at Sydney's Sunday Telegraph, was the target of the early morning raid. Police served a warrant at her home related to materials she ...

RT (2019-06-05). Numerous injuries in blast at Roswell, New Mexico 'firework storage' — police. rt.com Two firefighters have been seriously injured in an explosion at the Roswell airport, New Mexico officials have confirmed. The explosion reportedly involved a fireworks storage facility.

Colin Benjamin (2019-06-05). PVP's Investigation Into Police Social Media Posts Further Exposes Depraved Racism Among Police. blackstarnews.com Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, second from right, must punish those exposed in PVP's investigation... | The recent Plain View Project (PVP) investigation of police social media postings, which was published by Injustice Watch and BuzzFeed News, documents the barbarism and bigotry many officers have for Black Americans, and other minorities. | On their website, the Plain View Project said, "We believe that these statements could erode civilian trust and confidence in police, and we hope police departments will investigate and address them immediately." | Politicians, especially those in Congre...

WSWS (2019-06-05). Australian Federal Police raid journalists over exposures of government spying, war crimes. wsws.org The raids, targeting a News Corp journalist and the Sydney offices of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, are part of an expanding assault on democratic rights and press freedom.

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-05). Is this the new Medellin Cartel? colombiareports.com The two most powerful heirs of Pablo Escobar's now-defunct Medellin Cartel have allegedly teamed up with other organized crime groups to dominate Colombia's drug trade. According to the Prosecutor General's...

plenglish (2019-06-05). Brazilian Prosecutor's Office Recommends Semi-open Regime for Lula. plenglish.com 05 de junio de 2019, 13: 13Brasilia, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Public Ministry of Brazil on Wednesday recommended that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has served 424 days in prison for alleged corruption, benefit from a semi-open regime.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-06-05). Calling Solitary Confinement 'Government Torture,' Ocasio-Cortez Says 'Release Everyone'. commondreams.org In tweet commenting on upcoming "protective custody" of Paul Manafort, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says prison sentences don't provide license to commit "human rights violations" | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/aoc-ban-solitary-manafort.jpg...

WSWS (2019-06-05). Australian government forces refugees back to face repression in Sri Lanka. wsws.org At least 20 more asylum seekers have been detained by the Australian navy and deported to Sri Lanka to face possible torture and imprisonment.

PACBI (2019-06-05). More Than 100 Commercial, Cultural and Sporting Activities in Italy Declare Themselves Free of Israeli Apartheid. bdsmovement.net More Than 100 Commercial, Cultural and Sporting Activities in Italy Declare Themselves Free of Israeli Apartheid: In the NewsTrade unions, movements, artisans, businesses and cultural, recreational and sports centers join campaign for Palestinian rights in what is also a clear stand against the mounting racism and nationalist closure that is fomenting hatred and intolerance across Europ...

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-04). Mass Arrests of Opposition Members in Cameroon. hrw.org | | Cameroonian opposition leader Maurice Kamto was arrested in Douala on January 28, 2019 for what appears to be politically motivated reasons. | © 2018 PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Image | At least 350 members and supporters of Cameroon's main opposition party, including its vice president, were arrested across the country this weekend after they tried to hold demonstrations. The arrests, targeting the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (MRC) party, appear to mark yet another step in the government's attempt to limit politi...

Satya Vatti (2019-06-04). Proof of Census conspiracy against Latino vote: gerrymanderer dies, daughter tells all. liberationnews.org Given the track record of the U.S. government, with its racist history of deportations, incarceration and family separations under both the Democratic and Republican parties, the citizenship question on the census is sure to incite anxieties and fear among immigrants who are repeatedly scapegoated by politicians for mass unemployment and poverty that are in fact products of the capitalist economic system.

pip.hinman (2019-06-05). AFP raids: a grave threat to media freedom. greenleft.org.au The Australian Federal Police (AFP) raids on senior mainstream media journalists over June 5—6 have reignited calls to allow journalists to do their job, for an end of their intimidation and for an investigation into media freedoms. | On June 4, police raided the Canberra home of News.com journalist Annika Smethurst, who has written on cyber security threats and the federal government's plan to allow spying on Australian citizens to "proactively disrupt and covertly remove" onshore cyber threats. That piece was published in April last year. | On June 5, the AFP marched into the ABC offices in Sydney with wa...

Staff (2019-06-04). Is Pope Francis Doing Enough to Root Out Sex Abuse in the Church? — RAI with Matthew Fox (2/8). therealnews.com Pope Francis announced new rules requiring pedophilia and sexual abuse to be reported to Church superiors, but survivors are critical, saying police need to be informed — on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay...

RT (2019-06-04). Controversial new US abortion laws akin to 'torture' — UN Commissioner. rt.com Recently passed abortion legislation in several US states equates to violence against women, according to UN human rights commissioner Kate Gilmore, who also called out what she termed the "extremist hate" behind the measures.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-04). Nearly 100 Animal Rights Activists Arrested for Protesting 'Torturous Practices' at Duck Slaughterhouse. commondreams.org "The real criminality is the systemic torture and slaughter of billions of animals in the cruelest, filthiest, most sadistic conditions. But the police protect the corporate criminals." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/animal_rights1.png...

Staff (2019-06-04). Trump Companies Accused of Tax Evasion in Panama. truthdig.com The owners of a 70-story Panama City hotel tower formerly managed by President Donald Trump's companies are accusing them of stiffing the Panamanian government. | In a legal filing Monday in an ongoing lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, private equity manager Orestes Fintiklis and the company he leads, Ithaca Capital Partners, claimed that two Trump companies failed to pay Panamanian taxes equal to 12.5% of the management fees they drew from the hotel. | The Trump entities were allegedly supposed to withhold those fees...

teleSUR (2019-06-04). Indonesian Suicide Bomber Wounded After Botched Attempt. telesurenglish.net An Indonesian militant was seriously wounded on Tuesday when he attempted to blow himself up outside of a police station, the local authorities stated. | RELATED: | Indonesia's Mount Agung Volcano Grounds Flights After Splurting 4,600-Meter Ash Cloud | The unnamed militant was believed to have been influenced by the Islamic State terrorist group after investigators found information proving the 22-year-old's exposure to the organization. | "This was a suic...

Adriaan Alsema (2019-06-04). Colombia arrests suspect over attempted massacre of Afrocolombian leaders. colombiareports.com Prosecution officials arrested two men for their alleged participation in an attempted massacre of Afrocolombian leaders in southwest Colombia last month. According to the prosecution, the two suspects took part...

Ryan Devereaux (2019-06-04). In Scott Warren's No More Deaths Trial, Prosecutors Attempt to Paint a Web of Conspiracy. theintercept.com For nearly a year and a half, U.S. government prosecutors in Arizona have sought to make an example out of Scott Warren. The 36-year-old geographer and border-based humanitarian aid volunteer was arrested with two undocumented migrants on January 17, 2018, and accused of providing the men with food, water, and a place to sleep over three days. A month later, a grand jury indicted him on two counts of harboring and one count of conspiracy, bringing the total amount time he could spend in prison — if convicted on all counts and sentenced to consecutive terms — to 20 years. | Warren's trial began in Tucs...

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-04). Thailand: 3 Junta Critics Assaulted in Past Month. hrw.org (New York) — Thai authorities should urgently and impartially investigate assaults on three prominent pro-democracy activists since May 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. Thai police have yet to arrest any suspects for the violent attacks, raising serious concerns about possible government involvement. | | | Sirawith Seritiwat, prominent pro-democracy activist, was assaulted in Bangkok on June 2, 2019, after he staged a peaceful protest against Thailand's military junta. | &co...

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-04). 'Outrageous': Police Raid Home of Aussie Journalist Who Reported on Secret Domestic Spying Program. commondreams.org "If you are not concerned over a journalist being raided on the basis of 'national security concerns' for reporting on the potential over reach of Australia's security agencies into your lives, there is something seriously wrong." | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/annika_smethurst_1.png...

WSWS (2019-06-04). In legal victory for Assange, Swedish court rules against extradition. wsws.org Despite Swedish prosecutors having investigated Julian Assange on bogus allegations of sexual misconduct for eight years, they have never charged him.

Aviva Stahl (2019-06-04). Force-Feeding Is Cruel, Painful, and Degrading—and American Prisons Won't Stop. thenation.com Force-Feeding Is Cruel, Painful, and Degrading—and American Prisons Won't Stop...

Dinah Matengo (2019-06-04). Talk Africa: Reclaimed Land conversation in South Africa. cgtn.com South Africa is one of the most industrialized countries on the continent. Yet, not far from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan centers such as Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town, underdeveloped rural communities continue to struggle for a better life. Under successive colonial and apartheid governments, the mass relocation of black people to poor homelands and underserved townships formed the basis of today's challenges. | The end of apartheid ushered in new hope. As Nelson Mandela said in 1995: "With freedom and democracy, came restoration of the right to land. And with it the opportunity to address the...

Fight Back (2019-06-03). Minnesota BDS movement demands state divestment from apartheid. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN - On May 30, Palestinian-Americans and solidarity activists called on the Minnesota State Board of Investment (SBI) to divest from Israeli companies that violate international law and profit from the occupation of Palestine. | Speaking to the SBI at the state capitol, the activists highlighted several problematic companies the State of Minnesota currently is invested in. These included high-tech weapons manufacturer Elbit Systems, telecom company Bezeq and several Israeli banks. | "It is only appropriate that we hold ourselves to the highest standard and become an example for the rest of the nation,"

aljazeera (2019-06-04). George Nader arrested on child pornography charges. aljazeera.com Nader, a well-connected Middle East fixer, accused of having sexually explicit pictures of children on his mobile phone.

teleSUR (2019-06-03). Honduras Gov't Backtracks on Neoliberal Laws Amid Large Strike. telesurenglish.net President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) announced Sunday that two decrees related to education and health will be repealed. The decrees have been rejected by the teachers and public sector doctors who are in an indefinite strike since Thursday. | RELATED: | Masked Men Set US Embassy in Honduras Ablaze, Teacher Blamed | "The repeal o...

MAIL (2019-06-03). Iraq Combat Veteran: Pardon of War Criminals Sends Disturbing Message to U.S. Military. democracynow.org President Trump is considering pardoning American military members convicted of war crimes. One of the requests for a pardon is reportedly for Navy SEALs Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who is facing charges of shooting unarmed civilians and killing a wounded captive teenage fighter by stabbing him with a knife and then staging a re-enlistment ceremony over the dead teen's body. On Thursday, a military judge in San Diego ordered Gallagher free from custody, citing prosecutorial misconduct in his murder trial for war crimes. The court has yet to rule on whether to remove prosecutors or to throw out the...

Fight Back (2019-06-03). St. Paul marks police killing of Marcus Golden. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN - June 2 would have been Marcus Golden's 29th birthday, but he was shot in the back of the head and killed by St. Paul police four years ago. About three dozen friends and family of Marcus and other victims of police killing, activists, and supporters gathered, June 2, in front of the Minnesota Governor's Mansion to celebrate Marcus' birthday and call for justice for all victims of police violence. | Monique Collars Doty, Marcus' aunt and member of Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar and Black Lives Matter Minnesota, said, "I thank you so much for being out here to show Marcus some love, to sho...

CGTN Africa (2019-06-03). South Africa ruling opens way for apartheid-era prosecutions. cgtn.com FILE — In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 file photo, Imtiaz Cajee, nephew of Ahmed Timol, poses with his book "Timol, A Quest for Justice" in the North Gauteng High court in Pretoria, South Africa. A former South African police officer will face trial over the 1971 killing of an anti-apartheid activist after a court ruling that could lead to the prosecution of similar crimes. The high court in Johannesburg on Monday, June 3, 2019 dismissed 80-year-old Joao Rodrigues' application for a permanent stay of prosecution. (AP Photo, File) | A former South African police officer will face trial over the 1971 killing o...

Fight Back (2019-06-03). New York rallies on Al-Quds Day. fightbacknews.org New York, NY - Over 100 people gathered in Times Square on May 31 in honor of the International Day of Al-Quds. This day marks the occupation of Palestine and is in protest of Israel's apartheid regime. | The speakers addressed different topics, from the United States' role in the occupation to other examples of intervention in the Middle East and around the world. | Joe Catron, of the group Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Network, read a statement from Ahmad Sa'adat, General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine that stated, "The goal of every struggling revolutionary prisoner, whether in...

Staff (2019-06-03). Will the Police Behind Ferguson's 'Debtors Prison' Ever Face Justice? truthdig.com In January 2014, Tonya DeBerry was driving through an unincorporated area of St. Louis County, Missouri, when a police officer pulled her over for having expired license plates. | After discovering that DeBerry, 51, had several outstanding traffic tickets from three jurisdictions, the officer handcuffed her and took her to jail. | To be released, she was told, she would have to pay hundreds of dollars in fines she owed the county, according to her account in a federal lawsuit. But after her family came up with the money, DeBerry wasn't released from custody. Instead, she was handed over to the municipalities of F...

APTP (2019-06-03). Anti Police-Terror Project Statement on AB 392, the California Act to Save Lives. indybay.org From our inception, the Anti Police-Terror Project has never subscribed to the belief that policing in America can be fixed. The system is not broken and thus cannot be made to right itself. Born of the slave trade, policing in America was then - and is now - about the catching, killing and incarcerating of Black and Indigenous bodies. We are an abolitionist organization committed to interrupting and rapidly responding to state violence, radically transforming the way in which we as a society define public safety and develop new practices to implement community security that are not rooted in race-based capitalis...

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-03). Brits to Protest Trump in London. 18 Anti-Trump Related Events. DJT to Meet Up with Queen Elizabeth II. globalresearch.ca Mass public resistance awaits him during his three-day visit, including photo-op meetings with Queen Elizabeth and UK officials. | Reportedly, millions of pounds were spent for security, largely for deploying thousands of police and other security forces. | Scotland Yard estimates that ...

teleSUR (2019-06-03). Chile: Indigenous People Reject PiĖera's Consultation. telesurenglish.net The Committees of Indigenous Peoples of the Communist, Progressive and Green Socialist Regionalist Front parties rejected the Indigenous Consultation being developed by the Chilean government to modify current Indigenous laws. | RELATED: | Chilean Police Repress Thousands of Protesting Students | The parties, in a statement, denounced changes proposed by the go...

Colin Benjamin (2019-06-03). What Former NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton's Column Omitted About Racist Broken Windows Policing. blackstarnews.com Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton still trying to defend bigoted "Broken Windows" policing... | On Sunday, former New York City Commissioner Bill Bratton wrote an op-ed expressing frustration that the racially-applied "Broken Windows" policing policy, which he championed, is falling out of favor. | In a New York Daily News column, Mr. Bratton laments that "One of the foundations of New York City's public safety renaissance is falling out of favor in some quarters." Since, Bratton was an early proponent of promoting this discredited policing policy, it's no surprise he's trying to preserve it as somehow being...

Staff (2019-06-03). Ex-Governor's Phone Seized in Flint Water Probe. truthdig.com LANSING, Mich. — Authorities investigating Flint's water crisis have used search warrants to seize from storage the state-owned mobile devices of former Gov. Rick Snyder and 65 other current or former officials, The Associated Press has learned. | The warrants were sought two weeks ago by the attorney general's office and signed by a Flint judge, according to documents the AP obtained through public records requests. | Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, who is helping with the probe, confirmed they executed a...

MAIL (2019-06-03). Iraq Combat Veteran: Pardon of War Criminals Sends Disturbing Message to U.S. Military, World. democracynow.org President Trump is considering pardoning American military members convicted of war crimes. One of the requests for a pardon is reportedly for Navy SEALs Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who is facing charges of shooting unarmed civilians and killing a wounded captive teenage fighter by stabbing him with a knife and then staging a re-enlistment ceremony over the dead teen's body. On Thursday, a military judge in San Diego ordered Gallagher free from custody, citing prosecutorial misconduct in his murder trial for war crimes. The court has yet to rule on whether to remove prosecutors or to throw out the...

teleSUR (2019-06-03). Swedish Court Rejects Request to Detain Assange over 2010 Case. telesurenglish.net A Swedish court on Monday said it considers Julian Assange a suspect in a 2010 rape case but rejected a request to detain him, dashing the prosecutor's hopes of having him swiftly extradited from Britain. | RELATED: | UN Rights Expert Defends Assange, Says Institutions Abusing Power for 'Ulterior Motives' | The Uppsala district court...

aljazeera (2019-06-03). Julian Assange, the Espionage Act and implications for free media. aljazeera.com US prosecutors expand the indictment against the WikiLeaks founder under the Espionage Act.

Glen Ford (2019-06-03). Half of Black Caucus Signs on to Israeli Stance on Syria, in Defiance of Black Public Opinion. globalresearch.ca The Congressional Black Caucus sides with its party's war mongers and in fear of the Israel lobby, while large Black majorities believe Israel is neither an ally nor a friend. | "The Black Caucus' tolerance of apartheid Israel's barbarism is infinite."...

Mark T. Harris, SF Bay View (2019-06-03). Sacramento PD arrests 12-year-old Black child, places plastic bag over his head. indybay.org Sacramento residents are dismayed by word that a 12-year-old child, who stands 4-feet-10-inches tall and weighs fewer than 100 pounds, was inappropriately constrained by police officers and had a bag placed over his head.

MAIL (2019-06-03). Headlines for June 3, 2019. democracynow.org Gunman Kills 12 People During Virginia Beach Rampage, DHS Watchdog Warns of "Dangerous Overcrowding" at El Paso Migrant Prison, El Salvadoran Transgender Migrant Dies in ICE Custody After Denial of Medical Care, Judge Temporarily Keeps Missouri's Sole Abortion Clinic Open, Military Forces in Sudan Raid Sit-in, Killing At Least 9 Protesters, Protesters Set Fire Outside U.S. Embassy in Honduras, Police Tear-Gas, Arrest Palestinian Protesters as Israeli Settlers Enter Al-Aqsa Mosque, Trump Blasts Brexit, Insults Meghan Markle, While London Mayor Protests His U.K. Visit, Report: Disappearance and Murder of 1000s of I...

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-03). Brits to Protest Trump in London. 18 Anti-Trump Related Events. DJT to Meet Up Queen Elizabeth II. globalresearch.ca Mass public resistance awaits him during his three-day visit, including photo-op meetings with Queen Elizabeth and UK officials. | Reportedly, millions of pounds were spent for security, largely for deploying thousands of police and other security forces. | Scotland Yard estimates that ...

United Nations (2019-06-03). Sudan: UN chief deplores excessive force used against pro-democracy protesters, calls on military and civilian leaders to 'stay the course' in negotiations. un.org Security forces in Sudan fired on pro-democracy protesters in the capital Khartoum on Monday, leaving a number of dead and many more injured, prompting the United Nations chief's condemnation and an appeal for "peaceful dialogue" to resume.

aljazeera (2019-06-03). To return a king. aljazeera.com After losing almost everything after Nigeria's police razed his community, Elijah Atinkpo now wants justice.

aljazeera (2019-06-03). Portugal police officers sentenced in unprecedented trial. aljazeera.com One officer jailed, and others handed suspended sentences, after convictions for kidnapping and violence.

plenglish (2019-06-03). Uruguayan Prosecutor's Office against Crimes against Humanity. plenglish.com 03 de junio de 2019, 12: 04Montevideo, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The Uruguayan Prosecutor"s Office for the Crime against Humanity has reaffirmed as the main legal guarantee that the dictatorship"s repressors here (1973-1985) will not escape the focus of justice.

Adam Veitch (2019-06-03). Former Avianca CEO to be heard over spying on labor union: report. colombiareports.com The controversial former CEO of Colombia's flagship airline Avianca will be heard by prosecutors over the illegal spying on striking pilots, according to newspaper El Tiempo. Former CEO German Efromovich...

WSWS (2019-06-03). Britain and Australia dismiss UN report that Assange has been tortured. wsws.org The brazen responses demonstrate the criminality of the US-led vendetta against Assange, which is proceeding in violation of due process and the fundamental tenets of international law.

teleSUR (2019-06-02). Colombia: Two Police Officers Linked to 'Aguilas Negras' Arrested As Group Issues New Threats. telesurenglish.net Two Colombian police officers have been arrested on charges related to their alleged association with the Aguilas Negras paramilitary group in Colombia This comes after a group using that name circulated threatening pamphlets at a university targeting people who participated in recent protests against government cuts to public education. | RELATED | Colombian Paramilitary Group Offers Bounty on Indigenous Leaders | The two officers, Deputy Commissioner Gerardo William Molano G...

Karleigh Chardonnay Merlot (2019-06-02). Connecticut activists speak against police violence with a silent march. liberationnews.org "How can I stop marching if the discrimination hasn't stopped?"

IMEMC News & Agencies (2019-06-02). Muslim Devotees Assaulted in Police Raid on Al-Aqsa. imemc.org A number of Palestinian Muslim worshippers were injured today, by Israeli police officers who were escorting dozens of Israeli extremists performing a provocative tour of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. Some 400 Israeli settlers, led by American-born rabbi and MK Yehuda Glick, entered the flashpoint compound, one of Islam's ...

Staff (2019-06-03). Pardoning War Criminals Sends a Disturbing Message, Says Iraq Veteran. truthout.org President Trump is considering pardoning American military members convicted of war crimes. One of the requests for a pardon is reportedly for Navy SEALs Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who is facing charges of shooting unarmed civilians and killing a wounded captive teenage fighter by stabbing him with a knife and then staging a re-enlistment ceremony over the dead teen's body. On Thursday, a military judge in San Diego ordered Gallagher free from custody, citing prosecutorial misconduct in his murder trial for war crimes. The court has yet to rule on whether to remove prosecutors or to throw out t...

Staff (2019-06-02). US History Is Defined by the Use of Torture. truthout.org Soon after 9/11, the US began holding people in secret prisons around the world in places called "black sites." Black sites were secret and what happened within them was unknown. When we did learn about the techniques our government was using to extract information, we were told it was not torture but something called "enhanced interrogation." It sounded new and not so brutal. But it was torture. An updated version of it, but torture nonetheless, which forced us to think about what we were willing to do to other human beings in a state of war. In this episode, Rebecca Gordon argues that enhanced interrogation...

Maha Hilal (2019-06-01). There's a Simple Explanation for Racial Disparities in Terrorism Prosecutions: Racism. commondreams.org A Black Lives Matter protest, November 2015. (Photo: Johnny Silvercloud, Flickr) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/blm_3.jpg...

Pierre Tristam (2019-06-01). Trump Against the First Amendment. commondreams.org Julian Assange after being arrested by U.K. authorities in May. (Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images) | https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/assange_4.jpg...

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-02). Cambodia: Over 145 Opposition Members Summoned. hrw.org | | Riot police walk toward their positions to block supporters of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party marching toward an appeals court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. | © 2018 AP Photo/Heng Sinith | (New York) — Cambodian authorities should immediately end the harassment of former opposition party members and their supporters, Human Rights Watch said today. European Union officials arriving in Cambodia on June 3, 2...

Fréa Lockley (2019-06-01). A new film shows how police powers couldn't stop people dancing. thecanary.co A new independent film called Beats explores the power of friendship and rebellion. Set against the backdrop of the 1994 Criminal Justice Act (CJA), it also shows how new police powers couldn't stop people dancing. The Canary spoke to director and co-writer Brian Welsh about the inspiration for the film, and it's relevance in 2019. | "A succession of repetitive beats"<...

Binoy Kampmark (2019-06-01). Findings of Torture: The UN Rapporteur and Julian Assange. dissidentvoice.org Another crude and sad chapter, yet more evidence of a system's vengeance against its challengers. Julian Assange, like they dying Roman emperor Vespasian, may be transforming into a god of sorts, but the suffering of his mortal physical is finding its mark. While some in the cynical, narcissistic press corps still find little to commend ...

susan_p (2019-05-31). Peterloo: A defining moment in the struggle for democracy in Britain. greenleft.org.au Peterloo | Written & directed by Mike Leigh | Starring Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake & Pearce Quigley | In cinemas now | *** | The international release of British director Mike Leigh's new film Peterloo marks 200 years since the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre in Manchester, England. On August 16 that year, a crowd estimated at up to 80,000 gathered in St Peter's Fields to demand parliamentary reform and an extension of voting rights. | On the orders of the government in London and reactionary local magistrates, armed troops and militias arrested the protest leaders and then charged into the crowd. They killed at l...

Colin Benjamin (2019-05-31). Cleveland's Cuyahoga County Jail Guards Pepper-Spray Black Woman Strapped to Torture Chamber Restraint Chair. blackstarnews.com Chantelle Glass is being victimized above by guards inside Cuyahoga County Jail torture chamber... | A newly released video shows a Black Ohio woman being pepper-sprayed and assaulted by corrections officers inside Cleveland's Cuyahoga County Jail—while she was strapped to a restraint chair, in July 2018. | The Cuyahoga County Jail has been in the news recently because of the suspicious deaths of nine inmates over the past year. Two corrections officers have been arrested and charged in connection with one of those deaths--that of inmate Joseph Arquillo. Several others have also been arrested and charged wi...

susan_p (2019-05-31). Turkey: Leyla Gąºven ends hunger strike. greenleft.org.au Peoples Democratic Party MP, Leyla Gąºven ended her 200-day hunger strike on May 26. Gąºven had been consuming only sugar and salt solutions and vitamins. | Gąºven, a member of the Turkish parliament, began her hunger strike in prison. She was arrested for criticising the Turkish invasion of Afrin, a predominantly Kurdish area of northern Syria. | Gąºven's hunger strike was a protest against the isolation of imprisoned PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) leader Abdullah ąñcalan, who has been imprisoned since 1999 and has not been allowed visitors, including family members and lawyers, f...

susan_p (2019-05-31). US activists vow to protect Venezuelan embassy. greenleft.org.au At 9.30am on May 16, police officers illegally entered the Venezuelan embassy in the Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington DC and arrested four activists lawfully living in the building since April 10, as guests of the legitimate Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro. | The four activists arrested were Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese (with the group Popular Resistance), Adrienne Pine (an academic) and David Paul (a CODEPINK member). They are part of a group called the Embassy Protection Collective. | According to the Embassy Protection Collective's attorney Mara Verheyden Hilliard, the activists were charged...

RT (2019-05-31). 12 killed by 'disgruntled employee' in mass shooting at Virginia Beach municipal building. rt.com Twelve people have been killed and several more injured, including a police officer, when a disgruntled city employee opened fire in a municipal building in Virginia Beach. The suspect was killed in a shootout with police.

Fight Back (2019-05-31). Call to Refound the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following call to refound the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | We issue this Call in a sense of outrage in the face of increasing racist violence and political repression towards working class and Black and Brown communities. | We are currently facing a national epidemic of state-sponsored violence perpetrated by police and vigilantes targeting the oppressed Black, Latinx, immigrant, indigenous, LGBTQ, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid communities. Black Trans women are also being harassed and killed at record rates. | We are...

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-05-31). The UN Torture Report on Assange Is an Indictment of Our Entire Society. dissidentvoice.org On the eighth of April, shortly before London police forcibly carried WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy, a doctor named Sondra S Crosby wrote a letter to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights requesting that the office look into Assange's case. Today, following a scorching rebuke of multiple ...

amnesty (2019-05-31). United Arab Emirates: Incommunicado detainee at risk of torture: Ahmad Ali Mekkaoui. amnesty.org Lebanese detainee Ahmad Ali Mekkaoui has been held incommunicado since 11 April 2019. He is at heightened risk of torture and other ill-treatment. Ahmad Ali Mekkaoui is serving a 15-year prison sentence in the United Arab Emirates on "terrorism" charges. Legal proceedings against him have been seriously flawed, including arbitrary detention, excessive pre-trial detention, forced confessions, allegations of torture, and lack of access to medical care. In April 2019, the Prosecutor pressed new speech-related charges against Ahmad following a TV news report in which his sister and legal consultant were interviewed a...

Consortiumnews (2019-05-31). UN Says Assange Tortured: Watch the Webcast. consortiumnews.com Julian Assange was "psychologically tortured" by four nations ganging up on him, said the UN special rapporteur on torture. Watch the replay with Pentagon Papers whistle blower Dan Ellsberg, and other guests. The 32nd webcast vigil for Julian Assange was... Read more →

Consortiumnews (2019-05-31). UN Torture Report: 'Demonized' Assange Has Faced 'Psychological Torture'. consortiumnews.com The UN special rapporteur on torture has blasted four nations for imposing psychological torture on Julian Assange. 'A Relentless and Unrestrained Campaign of Public Mobbing, Intimidation and Defamation' Warns of 'Criminalization of Journalism' By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News... Read more →

MAIL (2019-05-31). U.N. Special Rapporteur Calls for Julian Assange to Be Freed, Citing "Psychological Torture" democracynow.org The United Nations special rapporteur on torture is warning that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is suffering from the effects of "psychological torture" due to his ongoing detention and threats of possible extradition to the United States. The U.N. expert, Nils Melzer, also warned that Assange would likely face a "politicized show trial" if he were to be extradited to the United States. Melzer writes, "In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political persecution, I have never seen a group of democratic states ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonize and abuse a single individual for such a lo...

amnesty (2019-05-31). Nigeria: Human rights agenda. amnesty.org The human rights situation in Nigeria is marked by serious human rights violations such as extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests and detentions, torture and other ill-treatment, enforced disappearances, violence against women and girls, restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, mass forced evictions, environmental pollution and lack of accountability for human rights violations and abuses. Amnesty International is proposing the following human rights agenda and recommendations to the government to improve respect for the human rights of everyone in Nigeria.

Consortium News (2019-05-31). UN Torture Report: "Demonized" Assange Has Faced "Psychological Torture" theantimedia.com (CN) — The UN special rapporteur on torture has issued a stinging rebuke to the United States, Great Britain, Sweden and Ecuador for "deliberately" exposing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to years of "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment," which can only be described as "psychological torture." "In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political ...

amnesty (2019-05-31). Émirats arabes unis: Un homme détenu au secret risque d'źtre torturé. amnesty.org Ahmad Ali Mekkaoui, un ressortissant libanais, est détenu au secret depuis le 11 avril 2019. Il court un risque accru de subir des actes de torture et d'autres mauvais traitements. Ahmad Ali Mekkaoui purge une peine de 15 ans de réclusion aux Émirats arabes unis pour ´ terrorisme ª. Les procédures judiciaires ą son encontre ont été entachées de graves irégularités - détention arbitraire, détention provisoire d'une durée excessive, ´ aveux ª forcés, allégations de torture et manque d'accŹs ą des soins médicaux, entre autres.

Kevin Gosztola (2019-05-31). UN Special Rapporteur On Torture: 'The Collective Persecution Of Julian Assange Must End Here And Now'. shadowproof.com In a blistering statement against democratic countries collaborating to prosecute and enable the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture condemned the "collective persecution" against him. "In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence, and political persecution, I have never seen a...

amnesty (2019-05-31). Zimbabwe: Seven activists arrested, charged with treason. amnesty.org Seven activists, arrested on different dates, are facing charges of treason after they attended a training organised by the Center for Non-Violence Action and Strategies (CANVAS) in the Maldives. Five of the activists have already appeared in court and are remanded in custody until 6 June. The offence 'subverting a constitutional government' carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. These arrests are part of an ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders, activists and opposition members in the country and are an attempt by the government to stifle peaceful protest over the recently implemented austerity mea...

Deirdre Griswold (2019-05-30). Why the imperialists hate Huawei. workers.org The Chinese company Huawei has been targeted by the Donald Trump administration. At Washington's request, Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the company, last December. The charge? That the company did business with Iran, contrary to U.S. sanctions on that country. Meng, the daughter of Huawei founder . . . | Continue reading Why the imperialists hate Huawei at Workers.org

Human Rights Watch (2019-05-30). New Arrests in Crimea Seek to Silence Activists. hrw.org | | Lutfie Zudiyeva outside the courthouse in Simferopol on May 30, 2019. | © 2019 Krym.Realii | This afternoon in Crimea, Russian counterextremism police detained two women leaders of Crimea Solidarity, an independent group that speaks out for people arrested for opposing Russia's occupation of the Crimean peninsula. It's the latest of the authorities' many steps to try to silence the group. | The women are Lutfie Zudiyeva and Mumine Saliyeva, both Crimean Tatars, and their activism with Crimea Solidarity is to suppor...

Human Rights Watch (2019-05-30). Zimbabwe: 7 Detained After Rights Meeting. hrw.org | | Farirai Gumbonzvanda at Chikurubi Maximum Prison on May 29, 2019. | | © Private | (Johannesburg) — Zimbabwe's authorities should immediately release seven activists and drop fabricated charges of seeking to subvert the government. | Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, the local group representing the activists, said that state security agents arrested all seven between May 20 and 27, 2019, at the Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare, the capital, on...

Staff (2019-05-31). Facial Recognition Technology Ban for Police Is Important, but Not Enough. therealnews.com San Francisco, the 'Silicon Valley' city where facial recognition technology has been developed, is one of the first cities to recognize the risk to city residents of false recognition and over-reliance on technology...

amnesty (2019-05-30). Portrait of an activist: Cressida Kuala. amnesty.org | Cressida Kuala is a women's human rights defender of the Ipili Indigenous people, and an environmental activist from a gold mining town in the highlands of Porgera, Enga Province, in Papua New Guinea (PNG). She told Amnesty International that her interest in protecting human rights was motivated by her own experience of...

Kevin Blowe (2019-05-30). Five ridiculous reasons why the police label campaigners as 'domestic extremists'. thecanary.co As the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) launches its campaign to end the labelling of campaigners as domestic extremists, The Canary is hosting this guest post from Netpol coordinator Kevin Blowe. | It's unclear exactly how many people have their personal details included on the police's secretive "domestic extremist database" — or to give it its full name, the National Special Branch Intelligence System. This database holds records identifying campaigners as either 'nominals' (with their...

Human Rights Watch (2019-05-30). Indonesia: Set Independent Inquiry into Jakarta Riots. hrw.org | | Fire crackers explode near supporters of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto during clashes with the police in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. | © 2019 AP Photo/Dita Alangkara | (Jakarta) — The Indonesian government should ensure a prompt, effective, and independent investigation into the Jakarta violence on May 21-23, 2019, in which more than 700 protesters were wounded and 8 killed, Human Rights Watch said. | "Indonesian authorities should...

RT (2019-05-30). 'I exposed corruption': Trump blasts Dems & 'fake media' for continuing Russiagate post-Mueller. rt.com In the wake of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller's surprise press conference, US President Donald Trump has continued to gloat in apparent victory, as his opponents cling to the hope that impeachment proceedings will begin.

amnesty (2019-05-30). Bahrain: Joint letter calling on the King to commute the death sentences of Ali al-Arab and Ahmed al-Malali. amnesty.org The organizations urge Bahrain's king, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, to commute the death sentences of Ali Al-Arab and Ahmed Al-Malali, who have exhausted all legal remedies available to them after the Court of Cassation rejected their appeal on 6 May 2019. The organizations oppose the death penalty in all cases, regardless of who is accused, the crime, their guilt or innocence, or the method of execution. The cases of Mr. Ali Al-Arab and Mr. Ahmed Al-Malali raise additional concerns, however, given the allegations that their confessions were obtained under torture and their right to a fair trial was violated.

Andre Vltchek (2019-05-28). Andre Vltchek: It Is Indifference of the Israelis That Is Killing People. mintpressnews.com As always, I was impressed by Israel's infrastructure, but not by whom it serves. South Africa, during apartheid, built some of the greatest highways in the world. For the whites. Others were forced to live in the gutter. Israel does the same.

Martha Grevatt (2019-05-30). As Cleveland jail deaths continue, protesters demand justice. workers.org On May 10, Nicholas Colbert became the latest person to die in the Cuyahoga County Jail, the ninth in less than a year. The 36-year-old Army National Guard veteran was arrested for drug possession less than 48 hours prior to his death, which jail authorities have called a suicide. Colbert's . . . | Continue reading As Cleveland jail deaths continue, protesters demand justice at Workers.org

Tom Secker (2019-05-28). Contracts Reveal For First Time How DEA Exercises Control Over Television, Film Productions. shadowproof.com The contracts [ PDF] cover 2011 to 2017. Over that time period, DEA supported dozens of projects, including "Cops and Coyotes" and multiple episodes of "Drugs Inc." and "Gangsters: America's Most Evil." They support the fictional drugs drama "Pure," too. | Other supported projects were "Lethal Cargo," "The Notorious Mr. Bout," and "Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies." They even worked with the U.S. government-funded Middle East Broadcasting Network for a program that featured the DEA museum. | Strangely abs...

Staff (2019-05-29). Baltimore Cop Charged with Perjury, Misconduct. therealnews.com Baltimore police officer Michael O'Sullivan was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury for falsely accusing a city resident of committing a crime. The charges allege the officer perjured himself when he testified that a Baltimore youth possessed a gun, despite body camera footage that allegedly contradicts his testimony. | O'Sullivan was indicted on one count of perjury and one count of misconduct in office. | The charges stem from testimony against a Baltimore resident, who O'Sullivan accused of possessing a handgun during a district court trial last year. The Baltimore resident spent several months in jail before pro...

Staff (2019-05-29). Tyrone West Would Have Been 50. therealnews.com The sister of Tyrone West, Tawanda Jones, has been protesting for 303 weeks since 2013 to get justice for her brother who was killed by University and city police in Baltimore...

Jamie Kalven (2019-05-29). Chicago's Police Accountability Office Fails a Major Test. theintercept.com The political earthquake precipitated by the 2014 police murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald left a crater at the center of Chicago's civic life. In the years since, that space has been the site of efforts to rebuild, amid the ruins of discredited institutions, a sound police accountability infrastructure. A key structural component of that ongoing project is the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, or COPA. | Established by a city council ordinance in the fall of 2016, COPA officially opened its doors in the fall of 2017. It is tasked with investigating police shootings and complaints alleging, among othe...

MAIL (2019-05-27). Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S. democracynow.org Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. In April, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.

Human Rights Watch (2019-05-29). Palestine: No Letup in Arbitrary Arrests, Torture. hrw.org | | Protesting the electricity crisis, in the Jabalia refugee camp, Gaza, on January 12, 2017. One demonstrator holds a sign that reads, in Arabic, "We want electricity." On that day, Hamas security forces detained scores who participated in the demonstrations in Jabalia. | © 2017 Mahmoud Abu Salama | (Ramallah) — Both the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas authorities in Gaza are arbitrarily arresting peaceful critics and opponents, Human Rights Watch said today. From January 2018 throu...

patrick (2019-05-24). Palestinians unanimously condemn German Parliament's attack on the right to boycott Israel's apartheid and colonization. bdsmovement.net Palestinians unanimously condemn German Parliament's attack on the right to boycott Israel's apartheid and colonization: UpdateThrough statements issued by both the PLO and Palestinian civil society groups, and protests at German Representative Offices, Palestinians have unanimously condemned the German Parliament's anti-Palestinian resolution attacki...

SAMIR (2019-05-18). Tweet now to counter Israel's apartheid Eurovision final. bdsmovement.net Tweet now to counter Israel's apartheid Eurovision final : Action Alert | | Eurovision is being broadcast from apartheid Tel Aviv right now- join us to counter it | May 18, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

SAMIR (2019-05-18). And the winner of Eurovision in apartheid Tel Aviv is... bdsmovement.net And the winner of Eurovision in apartheid Tel Aviv is... : PACBI StatementMore than 150,000 people, hundreds of artists and over 100 LGBT+ organizations joined our calls to boycott Eurovision 2019 | Cultural Boycott Boycott Eurovision 2019May 18, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

MAIL (2019-05-24). Jeremy Scahill: New Indictment of Assange Is Part of a Broader War on Journalism & Whistleblowers. democracynow.org The Espionage Act charges filed against Julian Assange mark just the latest attempt by the Trump administration to criminalize journalism and whistleblowers. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning is back in jail for refusing to testify before a grand jury. Two weeks ago, drone whistleblower Daniel Hale was arrested in Tennessee. We air a new video by The Intercept titled "Why You Should Care About Trump's War on Whistleblowers," featuring Jeremy Scahill. We also speak to Scahill and Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg about how the corporate media has failed to stand up for Assange and others.

amnesty (2019-05-23). Eritrea: Conscripted Conscience . amnesty.org It has been 17 years since a group of opposition politicians, popularly known as the G-15, and journalists were rounded up and arrested in Eritrea, never to be seen again. Here is the story of one of their counterparts who narrowly escaped arrest and now lives in the US, as told by his friend. | Adhanom Gebremariam strode across his Bronx apartment with nimble, calculated steps. As he walked from one end of the room to the other, the former "Tegadalay" (Eritrean freedom fighter) mentally kept track of his physical progress. | "You see," Adhanom said mid-exercise, "from this wall to that wall is twenty paces, abou...

splcenter (2019-05-22). Teaching Tolerance magazine explores social justice educators' use of social media. splcenter.org José Vilson co-founded the EduColor collective the same year that George Zimmerman — who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin — was acquitted of murder, and #BlackLivesMatter was born.

Terrence Myers (2019-05-21). How the 'war on gangs' feeds mass incarceration. liberationnews.org Why gang databases and raids are not a solution.

Nigel Lisbon (2019-05-26). Interview with Indianapolis organizer for alternatives to police. liberationnews.org "We truly need community accountability for our police."

Will Parrish (2019-05-20). Border Patrol Museum Demonstrators Targeted In Crackdown On Immigrant Rights Protests. shadowproof.com Four activists turned themselves in to El Paso police on May 13 after the police issued warrants for their arrest related to a nonviolent demonstration inside a United States Border Patrol museum.

Venezuelanalysis (2019-04-30). Venezuela: Military Uprising in Caracas (in Development). venezuelanalysis.com A military uprising is unfolding in Venezuela after a handful of the police and armed forces freed Leopoldo Lopez and blocked a highway in Caracas.

Kevin Gosztola (2019-05-24). In Charging Assange With 17 Espionage Act Offenses, Prosecutors Claim Power To Decide Who Is And Is Not A Journalist. shadowproof.com To listen to the story, click the above player. In a superseding indictment, the Justice Department charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with 17 charges of violating the Espionage Act. The Justice Department has relied upon the Espionage Act to target whistleblowers for unauthorized disclosures of information. It has treated journalists...

ACLU (2019-05-22). We're Suing Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to Release the Records He's Hiding From Arizonans. aclu.org Prosecutorial transparency serves everyone. But in Maricopa County, Arizona, secrecy trumps transparency, and the people suffer for it. | Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery claims to be a big believer in data. As reported last year, Montgomery has blocked effective, commonsense criminal justice reform proposals from becoming law in part by criticizing them as having "no data to support" them, and as being "pet projects" "base...

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