2018-11-17: News Headlines

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-11-17). The Empire Keeps Proving Julian Assange Right About Everything. theantimedia.com (CJ Opinion) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal by the Trump administration. This has been revealed by a purportedly accidental copy-paste error in an unrelated court document which used Assange's name, interestingly not long after it was reported to the Wall Street Journal that federal prosecutors "have considered publicly indicting Mr. Assange to try to trigger …

PFHR (2018-11-17). Release of Top Secret CIA Document Reveals Deeper Medical Complicity in Torture Program. globalresearch.ca With the release of a previously top secret document – made public thanks to a legal victory by the ACLU – disclosing the role of the Office of Medical Services (OMS) in the CIA's torture program, Physicians for Human Rights

Staff (2018-11-17). Brothers Tied to Pittsburgh Shooting Suspect Had Neo-Nazi Group's Flyer. truthdig.com Prosecutors say items found in the search of Washington, D.C., house bolster their claim Jeffrey and Edward Clark might have had violent intentions.

RT (2018-11-17). Gunman lays waste to police cruiser as officer miraculously survives shootout (VIDEO). rt.com Arkansas police have released footage of the moment one of their officers cheated death when a motorist opened fire without warning during a routine traffic stop.

wsws (2018-11-17). Britain: Reading University flags article on "ethics of revolution" under anti-terror policy. wsws.org The banning of Norman Geras' essay under anti-terrorism legislation is a police state measure that has, for the first time, targeted an article discussing socialism and revolution.

wsws (2018-11-17). French riot police attack protests against deadly Marseille building collapse. wsws.org The clashes express the immense social anger over the deaths of eight people in the building collapse on the Rue d'Aubagne.

Alex Darocy (2018-11-17). City of Santa Cruz Announces Park Closures. indybay.org Due to a recent string of "suspicious" fires, the City of Santa Cruz today announced the closure of the following parks: Pogonip, Arana Gulch, Moore Creek, DeLaveaga, and Arroyo Seco. "Police and Fire Investigators have aggressively investigated every fire, which has resulted in five arrests in the past four weeks," a press release from the city states. The parks will be closed indefinitely. [Top Photo: The Rincon Fire.]…

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-11-17). Green New Deal? Bring It! But Don't Forget Your Union Card. truthout.org Fifty young people affiliated with the Sunrise Movement were arrested on November 13 in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's office, following a sit-in demanding that Democrats use their new majority in the US House of Representatives to launch a comprehensive plan to confront climate change — a Green New Deal. | Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez not only attended the protest, but the same day posted on her website draft language to establish a Select Committee on a Green New Deal. | Ocasio-Cortez's willingness to embrace the dynamic and confro…

Shared by williampitt (2018-11-17). Solidarity Abolishes Borders. truthout.org "The network of voluntary associations — the Commune — will know no borders."— Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin, Black Anarchist and Former Black Panther Party Member | Borders are imaginary lines that have very real, violent implications. These dividers of nations block movement in the name of security and sovereignty, but they're often a threat to the very things they're theoretically supposed to protect, including people. Rejecting borders, instead of people, should be a top priority. | Many of us who reject borders seek out real ways to abolish them in our daily lives, as we work toward a broader movem…

RT (2018-11-16). US 'secretly charged' Assange, prosecutor accidentally reveals — WikiLeaks. rt.com Julian Assange has been already charged by the US, but the case will remain sealed until the arrest of the whistleblower, WikiLeaks has revealed citing court filings unrelated to its co-founder.

aclu (2018-11-16). Sen. Hyde-Smith's Public Hanging Quip Is an Affront to Black Americans Who Were Lynched. aclu.org Dismissing comments about public hangings as a joke is not okay, especially in Mississippi, a state that lynched more Black people than any other. | When Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is in a run-off election with Democrat Mike Espy for the state's U.S. Senate seat, attempted to show her loyalty to one of her supporters during a recent campaign stop, she quipped: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row." | The comment would be wildly inappropriate anywhere, but in Mississippi, which has the distinction of being the state that lynched more African-Americans than any other, it i…

aclu (2018-11-16). Illinois Police Killed a Black Security Guard While Doing His Job. aclu.org Jemel Robinson saved lives — but because of racially biased policing, he paid for it with his own. | In an alternate reality, Tuesday's national news headlines would have read: "Active Shooter Heroically Subdued by Brave Security Guard." Instead, we woke up to news stories announcing that police in Midlothian, Illinois, responded to a bar shooting by killing the security guard who had bravely detained the shooting suspect. | Jemel Roberson should be alive today. But he's not, and…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-15). "He Was a Protector": Remembering Jemel Roberson, 26-Year-Old Chicago Security Guard Slain by Police. democracynow.org Community members are demanding answers for the police killing of a black security guard in the Chicago suburbs, after 26 year-old Jemel Roberson was shot and killed by a white policeman Sunday. Roberson jumped into action early Sunday morning when a shooting broke out at a bar where he was working as a security guard. He was restraining a shooting suspect when several police officers arrived on the scene, and a white police officer from the Midlothian Police Department shot and killed Roberson. Witnesses said the police officer opened fire even though people at the bar were screaming that Roberson was a security…

splcenter (2018-11-15). SPLC report: Louisiana law enforcement agencies must collect, publish data on police activity. splcenter.org The state of Louisiana and its law enforcement agencies have failed to comply with Louisiana law requiring data collection and publication on traffic stops, according to a report that the SPLC released today.

Democracy Now! (2018-11-15). Vermont Immigrant Rights Group Sues ICE for Monitoring, Infiltrating & "Hunting Down" Organizers. democracynow.org A major new federal lawsuit claims that immigration agents are targeting undocumented organizers for their activism in Vermont. The suit accuses Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security and the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles of carrying out a multiyear campaign of political retaliation against members of the group Migrant Justice. According to the lawsuit, Migrant Justice was infiltrated by an informant, and its members were repeatedly subjected to electronic surveillance. At least 20 active members of Migrant Justice have been arrested and detained by ICE. We speak with Will…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-15). Headlines for November 15, 2018. democracynow.org GOP Halts Debate on Ending U.S. Support for Saudi-Led War in Yemen, Eleven Saudis Indicted in Murder of Journalist Khashoggi, Deadly Wildfires in California Kill At Least 59, Another 300 Missing, Two Prisoner Firefighters Among Those Injured Battling Wildfires, Report: Climate Change Could Intensify Hurricane Rainfall by 30%, Florida Recounts in Question as Multiple Counties Report Issues, NJ Elects First Democratic Korean-American Congressmember, Georgia: Voting Activists Arrested for Holding Balloons, Trump Claims Democratic Voters Put on Disguise to Vote Twice, Trump Threatens Violence Against Anti-Fascist Pro…

aclu (2018-11-14). The 2018 Midterm Elections Demonstrate Criminal Justice Reform Is a Winner at the Ballot Box. aclu.org The criminal justice reform movement is thriving and building for continued success in dismantling decades' worth of tough on crime policies. | Criminal justice reform was on the ballot from coast to coast in the 2018 midterm elections. There were over 1,000 prosecutor elections. Pro-reform candidates ascended to powerful roles in cities like Birmingham, …

splcenter (2018-11-14). Police and Data Collection: Why Louisiana Needs Reform. splcenter.org If Louisiana were a country, it would have the second-highest incarceration rate in the world, behind only Oklahoma.1…

Andrew Fan (2018-11-14). Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's Long Record of Justifying Police Misconduct and Shootings. theintercept.com Chicago detective Dante Servin shot Rekia Boyd in the back of the head late on a warm night in March 2012. Servin was an off-duty detective, a 20-year Chicago police veteran who lived on the block of the shooting, just off Douglas Park on the city's West Side. Boyd was a 22-year-old African-American woman hanging out in the park with some friends. She was unarmed. | As police converged on the scene, Servin told his fellow officers that he had asked Boyd and her friends to quiet down as he drove out of the alley next to his house. According to Servin, a man in the group, Antonio Cross, responded by pointing a gun…

Hatewatch Staff (2018-11-14). Hatewatch Headlines 11/15/2018. splcenter.org Nazi brothers tied to synagogue shooter, alt-right; Hate-crimes bill languishes in Congress; Philadelphia braces for hate groups at 'pro-police' rally; and more.

Democracy Now! (2018-11-14). Headlines for November 14, 2018. democracynow.org California Wildfires Kill 50 Across State as Blazes Rage On, Police Arrest 51 Activists Demanding Climate Action from Pelosi, Landmark Climate Lawsuit by Young Activists in Legal Limbo, Pentagon Chief Mattis to Visit 6,000 Troops at U.S.-Mexico Border, Congressional Progressives Appear to Downplay Plans to Abolish ICE, Congressional Race Results Still Uncertain One Week After Midterms, Georgia: Black Woman State Senator Arrested at Peaceful Voter Protest, Fates of Senior Trump Advisers in Doubt After Clashes with FLOTUS, Trump Lawyers Prepare Answers in Mueller Probe, CNN Sues Trump over Acosta Ban, Chicago: Poli…

splcenter (2018-11-14). SPLC seeks justice for journalist facing deportation. splcenter.org SPLC client Manuel Duran, the Spanish-language journalist who was unlawfully arrested and detained in April in retaliation for reporting on controversial issues related to law enforcement in Tennessee, could be deported at any time.

Fight Back (2018-11-14). Interview with former Black Panther Thomas "Blood" McCreary and Frank Chapman. fightbacknews.org Thomas "Blood" McCreary is a veteran of the Black liberation movement of the 1960s and 70s, having been a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), then the Black Panther Party (BPP), and then the Black Liberation Army. Today he continues to press for release of the former Panthers who are still in prison, many for 45 years. He also advocates for the dropping of the cases against the Panthers abroad, including Assata Shakur. | Frank Chapman is the Field Organizer of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | McCreary was in Chicago for an event celebrating the 50th anniv…

kathy_f (2018-11-13). Protesters to Qantas: 'Don't profit at the expense of human lives'. greenleft.org.au Thirty refugee supporters protested outside the Melbourne headquarters of Jetstar on November 9, demanding that Qantas (Jetstar's parent company) cease participating in the deportation of asylum seekers. | Tamil Refugee Council member Aran Mylvaganam told the rally that the Australian government has deported hundreds of Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka. Citing a United Nations report, which showed that torture is "endemic and routine" in Sri Lanka, he said Tamils who are sent back are in grave danger. He called on Qantas not to be complicit, saying: "Don't make a profit at the expense of human lives".

aclu (2018-11-13). Secret CIA Document Shows Plan to Test Drugs on Prisoners. aclu.org New documents reveal the detailed, first-person account of the top CIA medical professional responsible for torturing prisoners. | Thanks to an ACLU victory in federal court, we know much more about how CIA doctors violated the medical oath to "do no harm." | One of the most important lessons of the CIA's torture program is the way it corrupted virtually every individual and institution associated with it. Over the years, we have learned how lawyers …

Fight Back (2018-11-13). White cop kills Black security guard in Chicago suburb. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL — Black Community leader Frank Chapman condemned the November 12 killing of an African American security guard, Jemel Roberson, by a white police officer from the Midlothian Police Department in the Chicago suburb of Robbins. | "Every city in the U.S. where Black people live has the same crisis of police accountability. Until Black people have the power to determine who polices them and how they are policed, cops will brutalize, torture and murder us with impunity," said Chapman, of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | When he was killed by the police officer, Robers…

aclu (2018-11-13). How Georgia's Probation System Squeezes the Poor and Feeds Mass Incarceration. aclu.org Poor Georgians are falling victim to probation policies that enrich private companies and contribute to recidivism rates. | Charles " Skip" Eckartz, a 63-year-old disabled veteran, and his wife, Virginia "Ginny" Eckartz, were arrested in their Georgia home for manufacturing marijuana. They were incarcerated for five days until Ginny was able to use the small inheritance she'd received after her mother's death as collateral for their bond. | Although all of the charges were dropped…

Fight Back (2018-11-13). Week of action to honor Jamar Clark, demand end to police terror. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – The week for #JusticeThruJamar kicked off with a news conference on November 12. Dozens of people gathered outside Minneapolis City Hall, in one of the first cold spells of winter, to announce a week of actions centered around the memory of Jamar Clark, who was murdered by Minneapolis police officers on November 15, 2015. | The week of actions, organized the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar Clark (TCC4J) is focused on the demands: Reopen the case surrounding the murder of Jamar and prosecute Minneapolis Police Department officers Dustin Schwarze and Mark Ringgenberg. Stop police terro…

Fight Back (2018-11-12). Twin Cites FRSO holds event on midterm elections. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis MN — More than 50 people packed Mayday book store, Nov. 11, for an event hosted by Freedom Road Socialist Organization on the outcome of the midterm elections. Speakers at the event included leaders of the movements for immigrant rights, labor, and against police terror. | Steff Yorek, the Political Secretary of FRSO told the crowd, "These elections were a referendum on Donald Trump and his policies. Voters provided an important setback to him and reduced the number of friends he has in the House and among state governors." | Brad Sigal, also of FRSO said, "Working people's lives are not getting…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-12). After Former Marine Kills 12 in Thousand Oaks, CA, a Discussion on Mental Health for Veterans. democracynow.org On November 7, 2018, a former marine opened fire at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California, killing 12 people, mostly college students. Police have identified the gunman as 28-year-old Ian David Long, a Marine veteran who had deployed to Afghanistan and had a history of mental health issues, including possible PTSD. The shooting has reignited a national discussion over mental healthcare for veterans returning from war. Earlier this year, Ian Long was evaluated by mental health professionals after police responded to a disturbance at his home, where he lived with his mother—and was cleared by the s…

Democracy Now! (2018-11-12). Headlines for November 12, 2018. democracynow.org Over 30 Killed and 200 Missing in California Wildfires, Gov. Brown Blames Climate Change for Fires as Trump Blames California, Thousand Oaks Evacuated for Wildfires Days After Deadly Mass Shooting, Florida Recounts Underway in Contested Senate and Governor Races, Senate Race in AZ Still Uncalled as CA District Flips to Democrats, MS Senate Candidates Head to Runoff as GOP Incumbent Under Fire for Racist Joke, FBI Probing "Scam Company" Where Acting AG Matt Whitaker Once Served, Trump Continues Attacks on Black Women Reporters, In Final Act as AG, Sessions Limits Police Abuse Consent Decrees, Trump Skips Paris Pea…

Ari Paul (2018-11-06). Pittsburgh in the Jewish Press: Solidarity or Bothsidesism. fair.org After the first Shabbat to pass since a right-wing maniac murdered 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, there's been a search by the Jewish press for meaning in the terrorism. Tablet, however, took the unusual step of downplaying the factors leading to the massacre, and sought instead to blame the political left. Shortly after the deadliest antisemitic attack in US history was carried out by anti-immigration extremist, Tablet ( 11/3/18) argue…

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

Mina Khanlarzadeh (2018-10-11). Dreaming political concepts in Iran and the US: Huey Newton and Ali Shariati, through the movie Black Panther. zcomm.org Dreaming political concepts in Iran and the US: Huey Newton and Ali Shariati, through the movie Black Panther In the movie Black Panther, N'Jobu is residing in Oakland, California as a Wakandan spy when he's troubled by the racism faced by black Americans. T'Chaka, the king of Wakanda, considers N'Jobu's plot of Read more…

2018-11-17: Social Media Postees

The Empire Keeps Proving Julian Assange Right About Everything
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-17
(CJ Opinion) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal by the Trump administration. This has been revealed by a purportedly accidental copy-paste error in an unrelated court document which used Assange's name, interestingly not long after it was reported to the Wall Street Journal that federal prosecutors "have considered publicly indicting Mr. Assange to try to trigger …

The Empire Keeps Proving Julian Assange Right About Everything

Release of Top Secret CIA Document Reveals Deeper Medical Complicity in Torture Program
PFHR | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-17
With the release of a previously top secret document – made public thanks to a legal victory by the ACLU – disclosing the role of the Office of Medical Services (OMS) in the CIA's torture program, Physicians for Human Rights … | The post Release of Top Secret CIA Document Reveals Deeper Medical Complici…
globalresearch.ca/release-of-top-secret-…

Brothers Tied to Pittsburgh Shooting Suspect Had Neo-Nazi Group's Flyer
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-17
Prosecutors say items found in the search of Washington, D.C., house bolster their claim Jeffrey and Edward Clark might have had violent intentions. | The post Brothers Tied to Pittsburgh Shooting Suspect Had Neo-Nazi Group's Flyer appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/brothers-tied-to-p…

Britain: Reading University flags article on "ethics of revolution" under anti-terror policy
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-17
The banning of Norman Geras' essay under anti-terrorism legislation is a police state measure that has, for the first time, targeted an article discussing socialism and revolution.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/17/brex…

French riot police attack protests against deadly Marseille building collapse
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-17
The clashes express the immense social anger over the deaths of eight people in the building collapse on the Rue d'Aubagne.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/17/mars…

Gunman lays waste to police cruiser as officer miraculously survives shootout (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-17
Arkansas police have released footage of the moment one of their officers cheated death when a motorist opened fire without warning during a routine traffic stop. | …
rt.com/usa/444248-police-shootout-arkans…

City of Santa Cruz Announces Park Closures
Alex Darocy | indybay.org | 2018-11-17
Due to a recent string of "suspicious" fires, the City of Santa Cruz today announced the closure of the following parks: Pogonip, Arana Gulch, Moore Creek, DeLaveaga, and Arroyo Seco. "Police and Fire Investigators have aggressively investigated every fire, which has resulted in five arrests in the past four weeks," a press release from the city states. The parks will be closed indefinitely. [Top Photo: The Rincon Fire.]…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/11/15/1881918…

Green New Deal? Bring It! But Don't Forget Your Union Card
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-11-17
Fifty young people affiliated with the Sunrise Movement were arrested on November 13 in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's office, following a sit-in demanding that Democrats use their new majority in the US House of Representatives to launch a comprehensive plan to confront climate change — a Green New Deal. | Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez not only attended the protest, but the same day posted on her website draft language to establish a Select Committee on a Green New Deal. | Ocasio-Cortez's willingness to embrace the dynamic and confro…
truthout.org/articles/green-new-deal-bri…

Solidarity Abolishes Borders
Shared by williampitt | truthout.org | 2018-11-17
"The network of voluntary associations — the Commune — will know no borders."– Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin, Black Anarchist and Former Black Panther Party Member | Borders are imaginary lines that have very real, violent implications. These dividers of nations block movement in the name of security and sovereignty, but they're often a threat to the very things they're theoretically supposed to protect, including people. Rejecting borders, instead of people, should be a top priority. | Many of us who reject borders seek out real ways to abolish them in our daily lives, as we work toward a broader movem…
truthout.org/articles/solidarity-abolish…

US 'secretly charged' Assange, prosecutor accidentally reveals — WikiLeaks
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-16
Julian Assange has been already charged by the US, but the case will remain sealed until the arrest of the whistleblower, WikiLeaks has revealed citing court filings unrelated to its co-founder. | …
rt.com/usa/444135-prosecute-assange-us-c…

Sen. Hyde-Smith's Public Hanging Quip Is an Affront to Black Americans Who Were Lynched
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-11-16
Dismissing comments about public hangings as a joke is not okay, especially in Mississippi, a state that lynched more Black people than any other. | When Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is in a run-off election with Democrat Mike Espy for the state's U.S. Senate seat, attempted to show her loyalty to one of her supporters during a recent campaign stop, she quipped: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row." | The comment would be wildly inappropriate anywhere, but in Mississippi, which has the distinction of being the state that lynched more African-Americans than any other, it i…
aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/sen-hyde-sm…

Illinois Police Killed a Black Security Guard While Doing His Job
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-11-16
Jemel Robinson saved lives — but because of racially biased policing, he paid for it with his own. | In an alternate reality, Tuesday's national news headlines would have read: "Active Shooter Heroically Subdued by Brave Security Guard." Instead, we woke up to news stories announcing that police in Midlothian, Illinois, responded to a bar shooting by killing the security guard who had bravely detained the shooting suspect. | Jemel Roberson should be alive today. But he's not, and…
aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/illinois-po…

"He Was a Protector": Remembering Jemel Roberson, 26-Year-Old Chicago Security Guard Slain by Police
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-15
Community members are demanding answers for the police killing of a black security guard in the Chicago suburbs, after 26 year-old Jemel Roberson was shot and killed by a white policeman Sunday. Roberson jumped into action early Sunday morning when a shooting broke out at a bar where he was working as a security guard. He was restraining a shooting suspect when several police officers arrived on the scene, and a white police officer from the Midlothian Police Department shot and killed Roberson. Witnesses said the police officer opened fire even though people at the bar were screaming that Roberson was a security…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/15/he_was_a…

SPLC report: Louisiana law enforcement agencies must collect, publish data on police activity
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-11-15
The state of Louisiana and its law enforcement agencies have failed to comply with Louisiana law requiring data collection and publication on traffic stops, according to a report that the SPLC released today.
splcenter.org/news/2018/11/15/splc-repor…

Vermont Immigrant Rights Group Sues ICE for Monitoring, Infiltrating & "Hunting Down" Organizers
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-15
A major new federal lawsuit claims that immigration agents are targeting undocumented organizers for their activism in Vermont. The suit accuses Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security and the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles of carrying out a multiyear campaign of political retaliation against members of the group Migrant Justice. According to the lawsuit, Migrant Justice was infiltrated by an informant, and its members were repeatedly subjected to electronic surveillance. At least 20 active members of Migrant Justice have been arrested and detained by ICE. We speak with Will…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/15/vermont_…

Police and Data Collection: Why Louisiana Needs Reform
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-11-14
If Louisiana were a country, it would have the second-highest incarceration rate in the world, behind only Oklahoma.1…
splcenter.org/20181115/police-and-data-c…

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's Long Record of Justifying Police Misconduct and Shootings
Andrew Fan | theintercept.com | 2018-11-14
Chicago detective Dante Servin shot Rekia Boyd in the back of the head late on a warm night in March 2012. Servin was an off-duty detective, a 20-year Chicago police veteran who lived on the block of the shooting, just off Douglas Park on the city's West Side. Boyd was a 22-year-old African-American woman hanging out in the park with some friends. She was unarmed. | As police converged on the scene, Servin told his fellow officers that he had asked Boyd and her friends to quiet down as he drove out of the alley next to his house. According to Servin, a man in the group, Antonio Cross, responded by pointing a gun…
theintercept.com/2018/11/14/chicago-poli…

Hatewatch Headlines 11/15/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-11-14
Nazi brothers tied to synagogue shooter, alt-right; Hate-crimes bill languishes in Congress; Philadelphia braces for hate groups at 'pro-police' rally; and…
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/11/15/hatew…

SPLC seeks justice for journalist facing deportation
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2018-11-14
SPLC client Manuel Duran, the Spanish-language journalist who was unlawfully arrested and detained in April in retaliation for reporting on controversial issues related to law enforcement in Tennessee, could be deported at any time.
splcenter.org/news/2018/11/15/splc-seeks…

Interview with former Black Panther Thomas "Blood" McCreary and Frank Chapman
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-11-14
Thomas "Blood" McCreary is a veteran of the Black liberation movement of the 1960s and 70s, having been a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), then the Black Panther Party (BPP), and then the Black Liberation Army. Today he continues to press for release of the former Panthers who are still in prison, many for 45 years. He also advocates for the dropping of the cases against the Panthers abroad, including Assata Shakur. | Frank Chapman is the Field Organizer of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | McCreary was in Chicago for an event celebrating the 50th anniv…
fightbacknews.org/2018/11/14/interview-f…

Protesters to Qantas: 'Don't profit at the expense of human lives'
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-13
Thirty refugee supporters protested outside the Melbourne headquarters of Jetstar on November 9, demanding that Qantas (Jetstar's parent company) cease participating in the deportation of asylum seekers. | Tamil Refugee Council member Aran Mylvaganam told the rally that the Australian government has deported hundreds of Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka. Citing a United Nations report, which showed that torture is "endemic and routine" in Sri Lanka, he said Tamils who are sent back are in grave danger. He called on Qantas not to be complicit, saying: "Don't make a profit at the expense of human lives".
greenleft.org.au/content/refugee-deportation-protest-jetstar

White cop kills Black security guard in Chicago suburb
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-11-13
Chicago, IL — Black Community leader Frank Chapman condemned the November 12 killing of an African American security guard, Jemel Roberson, by a white police officer from the Midlothian Police Department in the Chicago suburb of Robbins. | "Every city in the U.S. where Black people live has the same crisis of police accountability. Until Black people have the power to determine who polices them and how they are policed, cops will brutalize, torture and murder us with impunity," said Chapman, of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | When he was killed by the police officer, Robers…
fightbacknews.org/2018/11/13/white-cop-k…

How Georgia's Probation System Squeezes the Poor and Feeds Mass Incarceration
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-11-13
Poor Georgians are falling victim to probation policies that enrich private companies and contribute to recidivism rates. | Charles " Skip" Eckartz, a 63-year-old disabled veteran, and his wife, Virginia "Ginny" Eckartz, were arrested in their Georgia home for manufacturing marijuana. They were incarcerated for five days until Ginny was able to use the small inheritance she'd received after her mother's death as collateral for their bond. | Although all of the charges were dropped…
aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform/how-ge…

Week of action to honor Jamar Clark, demand end to police terror
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-11-13
Minneapolis, MN – The week for #JusticeThruJamar kicked off with a news conference on November 12. Dozens of people gathered outside Minneapolis City Hall, in one of the first cold spells of winter, to announce a week of actions centered around the memory of Jamar Clark, who was murdered by Minneapolis police officers on November 15, 2015. | The week of actions, organized the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar Clark (TCC4J) is focused on the demands: Reopen the case surrounding the murder of Jamar and prosecute Minneapolis Police Department officers Dustin Schwarze and Mark Ringgenberg. Stop police terro…
fightbacknews.org/2018/11/13/week-action…

Twin Cites FRSO holds event on midterm elections
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2018-11-12
Minneapolis MN — More than 50 people packed Mayday book store, Nov. 11, for an event hosted by Freedom Road Socialist Organization on the outcome of the midterm elections. Speakers at the event included leaders of the movements for immigrant rights, labor, and against police terror. | Steff Yorek, the Political Secretary of FRSO told the crowd, "These elections were a referendum on Donald Trump and his policies. Voters provided an important setback to him and reduced the number of friends he has in the House and among state governors." | Brad Sigal, also of FRSO said, "Working people's lives are not getting…
fightbacknews.org/2018/11/12/twin-cites-…

After Former Marine Kills 12 in Thousand Oaks, CA, a Discussion on Mental Health for Veterans
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-12
On November 7, 2018, a former marine opened fire at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California, killing 12 people, mostly college students. Police have identified the gunman as 28-year-old Ian David Long, a Marine veteran who had deployed to Afghanistan and had a history of mental health issues, including possible PTSD. The shooting has reignited a national discussion over mental healthcare for veterans returning from war. Earlier this year, Ian Long was evaluated by mental health professionals after police responded to a disturbance at his home, where he lived with his mother–and was cleared by the s…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/12/after_fo…

Violent Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Speaks at US Govt Org, Helps Kiev Police 'Purge' Roma
Ben Norton | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-10-30
An activist from violent Ukrainian neo-Nazi gang C14 spoke at the US government's America House Kyiv, and worked with Kiev… | The post Violent Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Speaks at US Govt Org, Helps Kiev Police 'Purge' Roma appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/10/30/c14-ukrai…