wsws (2018-10-16). The Trial and Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz—An early Stalinist frame-up on film and the Nuremberg tribunal against the Nazis. wsws.org Sergei Loznitsa's documentary The Trial treats the so-called Industrial Party Trial in the USSR in 1930. The last surviving Nuremberg Trials (1945-1946) prosecutor is the subject of Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz .

Jake Johnson (2018-10-15). Facebook Accused of 'Full-Frontal Suppression of Dissent' After Independent Media Swept Up in Mass Purge. globalresearch.ca The massive shutdown affected many progressive sites devoted to covering war, police brutality, and other issues neglected by the corporate media. | After Facebook announced on October 10 that it shut down and removed hundreds of pages and accounts that it ...

John Wojcik (2018-10-15). Racist dog whistles against Andrew Gillum could backfire on Florida GOP. peoplesworld.org After Andrew Gillum became the first major party African-American nominee for governor this year in Florida, Republicans immediately launched a barrage of racist attacks on him. Since then, they've gone way beyond old dog whistle tactics. Republican ads have described him as "lazy" and unwilling to do the hard work of...

SCCANC (2018-10-16). Community Forum On Police Use Of Force. indybay.org Resource Center for Nonviolence | 612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz...

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-15). The Netherlands Should Protect Venezuelan Refugees. hrw.org Colombian police officers stand in front of people queueing to try to cross into Colombia from Venezuela through the Simon Bolivar international bridge in Cucuta, Colombia. January 24, 2018. | © 2018 Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters | The...

wsws (2018-10-15). New York judge dismisses a sexual assault charge against producer Harvey Weinstein. wsws.org Judge James Burke took the action after it came to light that a New York City police detective had failed to report an interview with a friend of one of the complainants, Lucia Evans, which casts doubt on her version of events.

RT (2018-10-15). Looter trying to steal police car shot in Florida town devastated by Hurricane Michael. rt.com Law enforcement officials in Panama City, Florida have reportedly shot and killed a man who tried to steal one of their vehicles. Looting is a major concern in areas destroyed by Hurricane Michael.
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Whitney Webb (2018-10-15). Despite Bannon's Role in Campaign, Bolsonaro is not Brazil's Trump — He's Far Worse. mintpressnews.com Bolsonaro is different from Trump in that — instead of planning to build a wall or enact an immigration ban — Bolsonaro believes in using military and police violence to purge Brazil of "undesirables."

Kali Holloway, Independent Media Institute (2018-10-15). Read the Moving Letter the Descendant of a Racist Confederate Leader Wrote in Support of Anti-Racist Activists. alternet.org A UNC-Chapel Hill student faces criminal charges for protesting a Confederate statue on campus. | Meg Yarnell, the great-great-great-granddaughter of Julian Carr, is calling for academic and criminal charges to be dropped against Maya Little and other anti-racist activists who have been arrested for protests related to the Confederate monument known as. . .

John Wojcik (2018-10-15). Why Trump bears responsibility for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. peoplesworld.org European nations, including Germany, France, and Britain, are calling for a "credible investigation" of the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 and never came out. Turkey said he was tortured, killed, and dismembered by a S...

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-15). UK: Amend Flawed Counterterrorism Bill. hrw.org An armed police officer stands guard outside the Houses of Parliament in London, April 2017. | © 2017 Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images | (London) — The United Kingdom Pa...

RT (2018-10-14). 4 men shot dead at toddler's birthday party in Texas. rt.com Four men have died after a shooting at a 1-year-old's birthday party in Taft, Texas, police said. A fifth man was injured and authorities are looking for two suspects.
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RT (2018-10-14). Hunt for 'Googly Eye Bandit' is on in Georgia after war hero's statue gets funny eyes. rt.com Police in Savannah, Georgia are looking for a prankster who put googly eyes on the statue of a revolutionary war hero. "It's no laughing matter," the city stressed, but was taken seriously by absolutely no one.
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RT (2018-10-14). Brawl outside NY Proud Boys event leads to arrests, spawns 2 opposite stories. rt.com New York Police have arrested three people for attacking a member of the right-wing Proud Boys and stealing his backpack. Liberals demand the Proud Boys be cuffed too after a video appeared to show them attacking a protester.
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Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-10-15). Trump's Ex-Lawyer Michael Cohen Has Reportedly Had More than 50 Hours of Interviews with Prosecutors: 'He's an Open Book'. alternet.org Cohen was deeply involved with the Trump organization. | President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has been flying under the radar in recent weeks since pleading guilty to a series of crimes, including campaign finance violations that he said he carried out under the president's direction. In recent days, some observers speculated that Cohen's newfound silence suggested he was cooperating with government prosecutors. And accordin. . .

aclu (2018-10-12). Police Brutality Against Black Kansas City Man Caught on Video. aclu.org Police encounters too often turn violent or deadly for people of color across the nation. | Black people in Missouri are disproportionately stopped or harassed by police. Twenty years of collected data shows Black drivers are stopped at a rate 85 percent higher than white drivers. And too many police departments across the state regularly use disproportionate force in dealing with RT (2018-10-13). Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Cop? Web weapon designed to subdue mentally ill troublemakers. rt.com New York police are testing a new weapon that wraps the target in Kevlar cord. With nearly 1,000 people killed by US cops each year, non-lethal equipment is welcome — but can it break officers' habit of reaching for the gun first?
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Human Rights Watch (2018-10-12). Belarus: Tajik Soccer Player Faces Extradition. hrw.org (Moscow) — A well-known Tajik athlete faces possible torture or ill-treatment if he is forcibly returned from Belarus to Tajikistan, the Association for Central Asian Migrants, Human Rights Watch, and Norwegian Helsinki Committee said today. Belarus should not extradite or deport the athlete, Parviz Tursunov, or otherwise facilitate his forced return. | Belarusian migration police at Minsk International Airport detained Tursunov, a former professional soccer player in his country's...

Nick Pemberton (2018-10-12). The Colonial Pantsuit: What We Didn't Want to Know About Africa. counterpunch.org Melania Trump's latest outfit raised the brows of the White Savior Industrial Complex. Melania wore a pith helmet, which is now virally recognized as a symbol of colonialism. Um, yes. But isn't that the whole point of her Angelina Jolie orphan hugging trip? Shouldn't we be more upset she went on a colonizing trip in the first place? Becoming upset with a colonizer for wearing a colonizer hat? It's like getting upset with the murdering police force for using their sirens. The colonizer hat is at least a warning sign! Edward Burmila (2018-10-12). Cops Usually Get Away With Murder. What Was Different in Chicago? thenation.com Cops Usually Get Away With Murder. What Was Different in Chicago?

RT (2018-10-12). Censorship crackdown? Top 10 alt-media pages newly banned by Facebook & Twitter. rt.com Sites dealing with government transparency, pages dedicated to police brutality and alternative media — take a closer look at the top ten accounts with millions of followers that were recently suspended by Twitter and Facebook.
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Democracy Now! (2018-10-12). Decades After Taking Henrietta Lacks's Cells Without Consent, Johns Hopkins Names Building After Her. democracynow.org Johns Hopkins University has announced plans to name a new research building after Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman who permanently changed modern medicine nearly 70 years ago when it was discovered that her cells could live forever. These "immortal cells" have helped scientists produce remedies for numerous diseases, including the first polio vaccine, that have saved hundreds of thousands of lives. But Lacks's cells were taken without her consent when she was a patient at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in 1951. For decades, the woman whose cells would transform modern medicine was unknown. Instead,...

Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2018-10-12). President Johnson Talks African-American Vote on Jonathan Capehart Podcast. naacp.org NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, was a guest on the America On The Line podcast, hosted by Jonathan Capehart, and talked about the power of the African American vote this midterm election. President Johnson spoke about why this year's elections are especially important, and what it means for the coming years. "One election cycle [...]

Paul Street (2018-10-12). For Popular Sovereignty, Beyond Absurdity. counterpunch.org Troubling as the noxious Kavanaugh's personal history and untruthfulness are, however, it was even more depressing to see the highly personalized soap opera over his past behavior trump momentous questions of law and policy (including sexist and patriarchal law and policy) — abortion rights, presidential immunity from prosecution, torture, and more in his nomination fight. More

Sarah Aziza (2018-10-12). Jamal Khashoggi Wasn't the First — Saudi Arabia Has Been Going After Dissidents Abroad for Decades. theintercept.com The story of Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and possible murder has riveted the world's attention with its macabre, and mysterious, details. The soft-spoken but sharply critical Saudi journalist vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2. Theories about his fate include the horrifying possibility that Khashoggi was murdered — and perhaps even tortured and dismembered — at the hands of the Saudi state. (The Saudi government continues to vehemently deny these charges.) Should these allegations prove true, Khashoggi's fate could have vast ramifications for the reputati...

aclu (2018-10-11). Oops — Did Police Accidentally Reveal Unconstitutional Surveillance When They Tweeted a Screenshot? aclu.org We're demanding Mass. state police release their browser history and bookmarks to see if they're targeting progressive protesters for surveillance. | On September 13, dozens of natural gas explosions hit three towns north of Boston, killing one person and impacting thousands more. In the first few hectic hours after the blasts, the Massachusetts State Police official Twitter account posted a tweet reading: | Updated plotting of confirmed fires and explosions by MSP Watch Center. 39 locations confirmed thus far. Number will grow. New responses ongoing. Reminder: all residents of Lawrence/Andover/N Andover who have...

aclu (2018-10-11). Common Wants You To Vote Smart Justice in 2018. aclu.org This Election Day, voters have an opportunity to hold politicians accountable for their positions on criminal justice reform. | The ACLU launched its Campaign for Smart Justice with a simple but daring goal: cut the incarceration rate in this country by 50 percent and reduce the racial disparities in our prisons and jails. But we can't get there if elected officials stand in our way., , Politicians created mass incarceration, and they can end mass incarceration. Most politicians, however, need public pressure to do the right thing, which is why voters have an opportunity to send a real message come Nov. 6., , To...

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-11). Egypt: An Account of Alleged Torture in Secret Detention. hrw.org Khaled Hassan, an Egyptian-American citizen, claimed authorities disappeared him on January 8 and severely abused him. | © Private | | (Beirut) — Egyptian authorities forcib...

Alex Kane (2018-10-11). "Something Out of a Horror Movie": Egyptian Security Forces Tortured and Raped American-Citizen Detainee, Rights Group Says. theintercept.com Khaled Hassan's case is the most brazen example of Egypt abusing a U.S. citizen. But he's not alone.

RT (2018-10-11). NY prosecutor drops part of sex assault case against Harvey Weinstein. rt.com New York prosecutors have dropped one of the sex crime charges against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, according to news agencies.
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Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2018-10-10). "Voting needs to become ubiquitous to the Black community as quickly as possible," says NAACP President. naacp.org NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, penned an opinion piece for Essence magazine, a leading magazine publication for African-American women. In it, he emphasizes the need to mobilize the Black vote for the 2018 midterm elections, the organization's plan to support this effort, and the Black individual's role in relational organizing: "Voting needs to become [...]

aclu (2018-10-10). I Was Reported to Police as an 'Agitated Black Male' — for Simply Walking to Work. aclu.org A Black employee at the University of Massachusetts Amherst opens up about the racial profiling incident that rocked the campus and upended his life. | Last month, I walked across the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst to get to work. It was an ordinary stroll. But to a bystander, the sight of an educated Black professional going about his day was apparently cause for alarm. | That bystander called the police. My workplace was shut down. I was, and remain, humiliated. | Racial profiling at predominantly white institutions is nothing new, and this wasn't the first time that I had to grit my teeth th...

aclu (2018-10-10). The Public Deserves to Know Whether They Can Trust Police Officers Who Testify in Court. aclu.org In New Hampshire, the state ACLU and six newspapers are challenging the secrecy of a government list of police officers with credibility problems. | In New Hampshire, police officers are given special protections: Their personnel files are deemed confidential by the government. At the same time, to ensure that criminal defendants can present a strong defense, both the New Hampshire and U.S. Constitutions require that defendants have access to evidence that might help their case, including exculpatory evidence in a police officer's personnel file.

Janine Jackson (2018-10-10). 'We've Seen the Total Failure of Repressive Policies'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Hannah Hetzer about Trump's new "war on drugs" for the September 28, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media...

Adam Johnson (2018-10-10). Publishing Police Press Releases as Local 'Crime' Reporting. fair.org Block Club Chicago suffers, particularly on the issue of "crime" reporting, from the same stunted ethical scope all other local corporate media does. Again and again, Block Club's "crime" reporting consists of simply copy-and-pasting Chicago police blotters about alleged crimes, with no effort to report any side other than the police's.

RT (2018-10-11). New Yorker arrested for building bomb to blow himself up in DC on Election Day. rt.com One New York man was so upset with the direction of the US, he started building bombs, and told a reporter he intended to blow himself up on the National Mall in Washington, DC on Election Day.
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Paul Dobson (2018-10-10). Venezuelan Attorney General: Right Wing Lawmaker Linked to Drone Terror Attack Committed Suicide. venezuelanalysis.com Despite opposition accusations of foul play, Fernando Alban's autopsy reportedly shows that he died after jumping from a tenth floor window whilst in police custody.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-09). Headlines for October 9, 2018. democracynow.org Hurricane Michael Kills 13 in Central America, Approaches U.S. Coast, Trump Apologizes to Kavanaugh During Ceremonial SCOTUS Swearing-In, Beijing Strikes Hostile Tone at Pompeo Visit Amid U.S.-China Tensions, China Detains Interpol Police Chief, Accusing Him of Corruption, NYT: Ex-Trump Campaign Aide Rick Gates Was In Touch with Israeli Psy-Group, Turkey Searching for Van in Case of Missing Saudi Journalist, Social Network Google+ to Shut Down After Massive Data Breach, NYC Vigil Held for Uber Driver Who Died by Suicide, Owner of Company Behind Deadly NY Limo Crash Was FBI Informant, New York Governor Cuomo, Pres...

Paul Dobson (2018-10-08). Venezuela Creates New Migratory Police Force as UN Visits Border. venezuelanalysis.com Caracas also introduced 5,000,000 percent price hikes for passport fees, which will be payable in Petros as of November.

Democracy Now! (2018-10-08). Headlines for October 8, 2018. democracynow.org Kavanaugh Confirmed and Sworn In to SCOTUS After Bitter Fight, Mass Anti-Kavanaugh Protests Continue, with 164 Arrested in D.C., U.N. Climate Panel: Only 12 Years Left to Mitigate Climate Catastrophe, Indonesia Tsunami Death Toll Tops 1,900 with 5,000 Still Missing, Haiti: 12 Dead, 200 Injured After 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Island, Brazil: Far-Right Bolsonaro Wins First Round of Presidential Election, Turkey Believes Missing Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Was Murdered, Afghanistan: 54 People Killed on 17th Anniversary of U.S. Invasion, Israeli Forces Kill 3 as Palestinians Protest Near Gaza Barrier, Sara N...

Janine Jackson (2018-10-04). 'How Many Other Laquan MacDonalds Are There?'. fair.org Janine Jackson featured two archival interviews on Chicago police violence on the September 28, 2018, episode of CounterSpin: a conversation with John Conroy on torturer Jon Burge, originally aired December 21, 2007; and a talk with Jamie Kalven about police victim Laquan McDonald, from December...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-05). Headlines for October 5, 2018. democracynow.org Senate Set to Close Debate on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination, Coalition of 100,000 U.S. Churches Opposes Kavanaugh Nomination, Kavanaugh Defends His Record in Unprecedented WSJ Op-Ed | , Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Opposes Kavanaugh, 300 Arrested on Capitol Hill as Thousands March Against Kavanaugh, Yemen: Tens of Thousands Protest Economic Collapse Amid Bombing, Bloomberg: China Hacked U.S. Companies, Including Amazon, Apple, VP Pence Accuses China of Interfering in Midterms, Undermining Trump, U.S. Indicts Russians for Hacking Anti-Doping Orgs, Targeting Nuclear Sites, Dutch Officials Sa...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-05). Eve Ensler to White Women Supporting Kavanaugh: Stand with Survivors & Fight This Nomination. democracynow.org Opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is growing across the country as the Senate prepares to vote on his nomination, just one day after senators were given their first chance to see the FBI's new investigation into Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claims that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when she was a teenager. More than 300 protesters were arrested Thursday during a massive sit-in on Capitol Hill against Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct by multiple women. The Senate is planning to hold a key procedural vote on his confirmation Friday morning. A final vote on Kavanaug...

Max Blumenthal (2018-09-05). Censored Documentary Exposes the Israeli Government's Attack on Black Lives Matter. grayzoneproject.com Exclusive footage from the censored Al Jazeera documentary, "The Lobby — USA," shows Israeli government officials taking credit for attacks...

Mike Ervin (2018-10-01). Smart Ass Cripple: 'Don't Shoot Me, I'm _______!'. progressive.org New communications cards are available to help police officers and deaf individuals communicate.

Ricardo Vaz (2018-10-01). Venezuelan Police Arrest Confessed Femicide Perpetrator as New Case Emerges. venezuelanalysis.com Mayell Hernandez's former partner was arrested and confessed to her murder after a pressure campaign by feminist groups and relatives of the victim forced authorities into action.

Tessie Castillo (2018-10-01). 'My Whole Life is Gone'. progressive.org Prosecutors are increasingly reframing overdose deaths as murder.

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