2018-07-16: News Headlines

wsws.org (2018-07-16). Protesters clash with Chicago police after police murder of Harith Augustus. wsws.org Simmering anger over police violence led to protests after police harassed a local barber and shot him in the back as he tried to flee.

teleSUR/mrs-LJS (2018-07-16). Chile: Investigators Pursue Sexual Abuse Cases in Rectory Raids. telesurtv.net Police raids revealed boxes of papers detailing investigations led by the Catholic church against five priests suspected of sexual abuse.

amnesty.org (2018-07-16). Russian Federation: Fate and whereabouts of policeman unknown: Artur Aydamirov. amnesty.org Former Chechen policeman Artur Aydamirov, 34, disappeared on 8 June in Brest, Belarus, after learning in early 2018 that he is required to perform military service in Syria. He decided to flee Chechnya with his family. Witnesses saw unidentified men in uniform force Artur Aydamirov into a van and drive away. He has not been seen since and there are grave concerns about his fate.

wsws.org (2018-07-16). After 63 years, US reopens Emmett Till murder case. wsws.org The Department of Justice has reopened its investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American from Chicago who was murdered while visiting relatives in Mississippi.

Human Rights Watch (2018-07-16). Turkey Stops Registering Syrian Asylum Seekers. hrw.org Two Syrians walk along a fence near the Turkish-Syrian border in Gaziantep province, Turkey, November 30, 2016. Syrians who arrived in Turkey since late 2017 have been unable to register for temporary protection and receive basic services. | © 2016 Umit Bektas/Reuters | (Istanbul) — Turkish authorities in Istanbul and nine provinces on or near the Syrian border have stopped registering all but a handful of recently arrived Syrian asylum seekers. The suspension is leading to unlawful deportations, coerced returns to Syria, and the denial of health care and education. | The European Commission has recently praised Turkey's asylum system and plans to release the second batch of ‚Ǩ3 billion under its March 2016 migration deal which includes support for refugees in Turkey. European Union institutions and governments have stayed publicly silent on…

amnesty.org (2018-07-16). Belarus: Fate and whereabouts of policeman unknown: Artur Aydamirov. amnesty.org Former Chechen policeman Artur Aydamirov, 34, disappeared on 8 June in Brest, Belarus, after learning in early 2018 that he is required to perform military service in Syria. He decided to flee Chechnya with his family. Witnesses saw unidentified men in uniform force Artur Aydamirov into a van and drive away. He has not been seen since and there are grave concerns about his fate.

RT (2018-07-15). 'Murderers!' Violent protests erupt after Chicago police shoot armed man (VIDEOS). rt.com Violent protests broke out in Chicago, prompting several arrests, after a police officer fatally shot an armed man on Saturday evening following a brief confrontation.

Human Rights Watch (2018-07-15). Egypt: Intensifying Crackdown Under Counterterrorism Guise. hrw.org In this file photo, Egyptian security forces stand guard outside a court in Cairo, Egypt, January 3, 2018. | © Reuters | (Beirut) — Egyptian authorities are increasingly using counterterrorism and state-of-emergency laws and courts to unjustly prosecute journalists, activists, and critics for their peaceful criticism, Human Rights Watch said today. | These abusive practices and distortion of counterterrorism measures have taken place at the same time as Egypt was chairing one of the key United Nations committees to ensure compliance with counterterrorism resolutions and while the UN's most senior counterterrorism official was visiting the country. | "While Egypt faces security threats, the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has exploited these threats cynically as a cover to prosecute peaceful critics and to revive the infamous Mubarak-era state security courts," said Nadim…

INA (2018-07-15). Israeli Legislators to Vote on Nation-State Basic Law That Would Enshrine Apartheid & Jewish Supremacy. imemc.org Adalah: Proposed new Basic Law establishes a colonial regime and constitutionally anchors state discrimination against Palestinian citizens. | The Israeli Knesset is expected to vote in the coming days on the proposed Basic Law:…

The Conversation (2018-07-15). Trump's Claim That Europe is 'Losing Its Culture' is Racism — And It Must be Challenged. alternet.org Britain is experiencing a moment of great cultural tension. The US president isn't helping. | According to Donald Trump, Britain and Europe is " losing its culture" as a result of immigration. In an interview with The Sun newspaper, given in Brussels shortly before travelling to London, Trump explained how migrants from the Middle East and Africa are permanently changing Europe for the worse. Speaking about the pain it causes him, given that both his mother and father were European, he added: I think what has happened to Europe is a shame. Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame. I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, it's never going to be what it was and I don't mean that in a positive way . . . I think you are losing your culture. Look. . .

Merula Furtado (2018-07-15). Keeping the "Public" in Public Art. truthout.org The Harriet Tubman Memorial Statue in Harlem, New York, is an example of public art commissioned by the Percent for Art program.Felix Lipov / Shutterstock.com | Money for the arts: Where does it come from and where does it go to? Every day there is another multimillion-dollar art auction some place. In New York City, the Metropolitan Museum — where entry had been on a contribution basis — recently instituted a hefty ticket price for non-New Yorkers. Just recently, the appointment of two white curators to the Brooklyn Museum's African Art exhibit caused a furor. | Then, there's public art. Starting in the 1930s, the US Treasury required 1 percent of the cost of federal buildings to be applied to art and what they called "decoration." Now, more than half of the states maintain 1 percent for their art programs. In New York,…

Celine Hagbard (2018-07-15). Feminist Israelis attacked by right-wing Israelis; Police fail to respond because 'attackers aren't Arabs'. imemc.org A group of Israeli Jewish feminists called the 'Women of the Wall' held their monthly prayer service at the 'Western Wall' in Jerusalem on Friday, and were assaulted by a group of right-wing religious Jewish zealots who threw stones at the women, beat them, and burned their prayer books. The […]…

INA (2018-07-15). IPS Torturing Children in Interrogation Centers. imemc.org photo: Jerusalemite boy Muhi Majed Al-Rishq, detained in Israeli jails. With bruises in the face, hands and back and blood congestion in the hands of Jerusalemite boy Muhi Majed Al-Rishq, it is clear that he has been subjected to assault in the interrogation room, at the police station in the […]…

RT (2018-07-15). 72yo Florida man arrested for arson attempt told cops he planned a 'small BBQ' to 'kill all Jews'. rt.com A resident of a Miami Beach condo was arrested just before he set his apartment complex, with "all of the f**king Jews" inside, on fire. The 72-year-old Neo-Nazi told cops arresting him that he'd wanted to have "a small barbecue."

Human Rights Watch (2018-07-15). Lebanon: Exonerated Actor Details Torture. hrw.org (Beirut) — Zaid Itani, the well-known actor exonerated of spying for Israel, has described in detail his forced disappearance in Lebanon and torture in detention, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 29, 2018, military investigative judge, Riad Abu Ghaida, closed the case against Itani and charged two people with falsely accusing him. Itani was released without bail on March 13. Lebanese authorities should conduct a thorough and impartial investigation of Itani's allegations of forced disappearance and torture at the hands of State Security, Human Rights Watch said. Zaid Itani | © Private | Itani told Human Rights Watch in March that after his arrest in November 2017, he was held in what may have been an informal detention center where men in civilian clothing beat him repeatedly, tied him in a…

RT (2018-07-15). Murder suspect shoots 3 officers in Kansas City before dying in gunfight. rt.com A murder suspect in Kansas City shot three police officers before he was fatally shot during a gunfight with other officers, according to local authorities. |

RT (2018-07-15). 'It's okay, she'll be 16 soon': Dallas man charged after telling cop about 15yo 'wife'. rt.com A Dallas man had a bizarre explanation for why he was with a 15-year-old girl after falling foul of the law for parking in a disabled parking space — the girl was his wife, he reportedly told police.

RT (2018-07-15). US officers kill man with bulldozer in botched marijuana bust. rt.com A Pennsylvania trooper and a game officer accidentally bulldozed a suspected cannabis grower during a hot pursuit through a field. The USA's largest marijuana advocacy group has questioned police tactics after the tragic death.

Shaun King (2018-07-14). Colin Kaepernick's Forced Exile From the NFL Has Lasted for 500 Days. theintercept.com Eli Harold (No. 58), Colin Kaepernick (No. 7), and Eric Reid (No. 35) of the San Francisco 49ers kneel on the sideline during the anthem, prior to the game against the Los Angeles Rams on Dec. 24, 2016, in Los Angeles. | Colin Kaepernick has been effectively banned from the NFL because of his peaceful protests against police brutality and systemic racism in the United States. | While he became a legend and a cult hero for millions of people, taking a knee during the national anthem appears to have completely cost him his career. He has not so much as received a single tryout from even one team, in spite of being considered by experts to be around the 15th best quarterback in the NFL. | And on any given day, with somewhere around 90 quarterbacks under contract, it's pretty much…

amnesty.org (2018-07-14). Eritrea: Peace with Ethiopia must be catalyst for human rights change. amnesty.org Eritrea's improved relationship with neighbouring Ethiopia presents a good opportunity to advance the protection of the vast array of human rights that the Eritrean people have long been denied including the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, movement, and fair trial, Amnesty International said ahead of President Isaias Afwerki's historic visit to Addis Ababa this weekend. | Amnesty International calls on the Eritrean authorities to immediately end human rights violations and abuses, including persecution of religious minorities and forced military conscription. | | "The end of hostilities with Ethiopia is a joyous…

South Front (2018-07-14). Video: Syrian Army Liberated Daraa City. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | In the evening of July 12th, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Russian Military Police entered the southern, militant-held part of Daraa city de-facto restoring the …

RT (2018-07-14). Georgia cops caught on bodycam 'flipping coin to decide arrest'. rt.com Two Georgia police officers have been suspended after shocking bodycam footage apparently showed the pair deciding whether to arrest a woman suspected of dangerous driving based on a coin toss.

RT (2018-07-14). New York mafia man miraculously survives point-blank range assassination attempt (VIDEO). rt.com An associate of a New York City crime family has narrowly escaped death after being chased and shot several times by a would-be assassin on the streets of the Bronx, video footage released by police has revealed.

Ed Rampell (2018-07-13). Two South Seas cinema superstars open in 'Skyscraper' and 'Siberia'. peoplesworld.org Skyscraper It never fails to amaze (and amuse) how movies mirror reality as emanations of the collective psyche. Just days after the premiere of The First Purge, about a race war aimed at exterminating African Americans on Staten Island, a Black Staten Island resident, Congolese immigrant Patricia Okoumou, heroically climbed the Statue of Liberty on […]…

Human Rights Watch (2018-07-13). In DR Congo, Speak Out and Get Arrested. hrw.org Activists from the citizens' movements Filimbi and LUCHA RDC Afrique peacefully protest on July 11, 2018 in Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, for the release of fellow activists detained in the capital Kinshasa since December 2017. | © 2018 Private | Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrested seven activists on Wednesday in the eastern city of Goma after a sit-in in front of MONUSCO, the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo. The activists read out a memorandum demanding the release of their fellow activists in the capital, Kinshasa, sang protest songs, and displayed banners with messages such as "Release Our Friends" and "Activism is Not a Crime." | "We were peacefully singing in front of MONUSCO," an activist from the Filimbi youth movement who escaped arrest told Human Rights Watch. "As…

Sam Adler-Bell (2018-07-13). With Last Charges Against J20 Protesters Dropped, Defendants Seek Accountability for Prosecutors. theintercept.com Last Friday afternoon, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia dismissed charges against the 39 remaining J20 Inauguration Day protesters under indictment, bringing a close to a year-and-a-half-long saga marked by police aggression, prosecutorial overreach, and heartening displays of solidarity by the defendants and their supporters. | "I was sitting in the front row of a civil court proceeding when I heard," said Ella Fassler, a 25-year-old defendant from New York, whose charges were dropped last week. "I had to hold back a yelp of disbelief. I walked out as quickly as I could and met up with a co-defendant; we hugged, danced around, and called our loved ones. Radical leftists don't win all that often, so we have to pause and soak in the victory when we do." | While the U.S. government may be finished with the J20 prosecutions,…

Janine Jackson (2018-07-13). 'It Is Really Crucial That People Stand Up for What They Believe In'. fair.org On its July 6, 2018, episode, CounterSpin reaired Janine Jackson's interview with Mara Verheyden-Hilliard about the right to protest, originally heard on the July 14, 2017, broadcast. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

amnesty.org (2018-07-13). South Sudan: Arms embargo must be strictly enforced. amnesty.org Responding to the imposition of an arms embargo on South Sudan by the UN Security Council, Seif Magango, Amnesty International's Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, said: | | "The UN Security Council's much-anticipated vote to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan is a step in the right direction towards minimizing harm to civilians in the war-torn nation. This decision is long overdue and critically needed to cut off the flow of weapons into the country." |

Human Rights Watch (2018-07-13). East African Bishops Should Support Education for Pregnant Teens. hrw.org "Angela," 20, walks with her son near her home after returning from school in Migori county, western Kenya. She is a Form 4 student at a girls-only school. Angela became pregnant when her trainee teacher offered to pay some of her primary school fees in return for sex. Her father tried to marry her off to suitors after she gave birth, but Angela's mother fought against this and supported her return to school. She wants to go to college and study nursing. | © 2018 Smita Sharma for Human Rights Watch | Representatives of the Catholic church in Eastern Africa will meet in Addis Ababa later this week to discuss "vibrant diversity, equal dignity, and peaceful unity" in the region. | A good place to start would be to change the way the Church…

Human Rights Watch (2018-07-13). US: Government Has Planted Spy Phones With Suspects. hrw.org Excerpt from 2014 court document describing US Drug Enforcement Administration's undercover distribution of compromised phones. | © 2018 Human Rights Watch | (Washington, DC) — United States law enforcement has used undercover distributions of phones to monitor suspects' activities, raising rights concerns, Human Rights Watch said today. The Justice Department should disclose its policies regarding the tactic and whether it is currently being used. | Human Rights Watch has identified two forms of this technique that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has used or, evidence suggests, has contemplated using. One involved the undercover sale of BlackBerry devices whose individual encryption keys the DEA possessed, enabling the agency to decode messages sent and received by suspects. The second, as described in a previously unreported internal email belonging to the surveillance software company Hacking Team, may…

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-07-13). The History of American Resistance. therealnews.com On the Marc Steiner Show, Marc talks to Jeff Biggers, author of the new book Resistance: Reclaiming An American Tradition, about the American history of uprisings from Thomas Paine to Black Lives Matter

Ed Rampell (2018-07-13). Two South Seas cinema superstars open in 'Skyscraper' and 'Siberia'. peoplesworld.org Skyscraper It never fails to amaze (and amuse) how movies mirror reality as emanations of the collective psyche. Just days after the premiere of The First Purge, about a race war aimed at exterminating African Americans on Staten Island, a Black Staten Island resident, Congolese immigrant Patricia Okoumou, heroically climbed the Statue of Liberty on […]…

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-07-13). The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: July 13, 2018. therealnews.com This Friday the 13th, Dharna and Khalilah discuss residents' and the City Council's resistance to both Baltimore Police Department and ICE

Human Rights Watch (2018-07-13). Ethiopia Torture Victims Deserve Justice. hrw.org Prison officials and security forces have arbitrarily detained and tortured prisoners for years in the notorious regional prison known as Jail Ogaden. Ethiopia's new prime minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, should urgently order investigations into the horrific situation, and the government should ensure regional security forces and officials are held accountable. | Last week Human Rights Watch released " We are Like the Dead," a report documenting torture, rape, and other serious human rights abuses in Ethiopia's notorious Jail Ogaden in the Somali Region. Among the officials most responsible for those abuses is Somali Region President Abdi Mohamoud Omar, commonly known as "Abdi Illey." The abusive Liyu police, implicated in many serious rights violations in the Somali Region and increasingly in the neighboring Oromia region, report directly to him. | In response to the report, Abdi Illey released many prisoners…

Human Rights Watch (2018-07-13). Tajikistan: Journalist's Conviction a Mockery of Rights. hrw.org Khayrullo Mirsaidov, a well-respected independent journalist in Tajikistan, was arrested on December 5, 2017, after publicly appealing to Tajikistan's president about alleged local authority corruption. | ©Radio Ozodi/Tajik Service of Radio Free Europe | (Bishkek) — A court in Tajikistan on July 11, 2018, convicted a well-known journalist on bogus charges and sentenced him to 12 years in prison, Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said. Khayrullo Mirsaidov was charged with embezzling and misusing state funds and false reporting to police after he made corruption allegations against local government officials. | The United States, European Union member states, and Tajikistan's other international partners should publicly and privately press Tajik authorities to set aside the conviction. They should also communicate the consequences on their bilateral relations of the arbitrary detention and ill-treatment of…

wsws.org (2018-07-13). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org A national strike by shoe workers shut factories across Nigeria this week while a major strike was launched by Belgian rail workers and a series of walkouts hit British transport and telecom.

amnesty.org (2018-07-13). France: Acquittal of pensioner for showing compassion to children shows solidarity is not a crime. amnesty.org Responding to the decision of a French court to acquit Martine Landry, a 73-year-old woman, charged with helping two 15-year-old asylum seekers in France, Gauri van Gulik, Amnesty International's Europe Director, said: | "Today's decision is not only a victory for justice but also for common sense. Martine Landry did nothing wrong. By taking two young people to a police station so they could be registered and cared for as minors, she acted compassionately and within the law. | | "Whilst it is a relief that Martine Landry's ordeal is now over, she should never have been charged in the first place. | "In the wake of today's decision and the 6 July ruling by France's Constitutional Council that humanitarian activities should not be criminalized, French law should be amended to ensure only smuggling for material benefit is regarded as an offence."

Human Rights Watch (2018-07-12). International Criminal Court's 20th Anniversary. hrw.org Supporters of international justice will mark the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC), on July 17, 2018. In this video, students from universities around the world discuss the court's importance. | (The Hague) — Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch released a short video today in which students from universities around the world discuss the importance of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Supporters of international justice will mark the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, the court's founding treaty, on July 17, 2018. | The ICC is the first permanent international criminal court set up to provide justice for the victims of the world's worst crimes, including genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. It has opened investigations in 10 countries since it began operations in 2003.
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rt.com Could an escape room get a better endorsement than being so puzzling that a burglar couldn't find a way out? A hapless thief in Washington was so perplexed by the adventure game he broke into that he called the police on himself.

Human Rights Watch (2018-07-12). India Invites Bids to Create Sex Offenders Registry. hrw.org The Indian government's plan to develop a national registry of sexual offenders is raising a slew of concerns, from data breaches to violations of privacy protections, including for individuals who were never convicted of a sexual offense. Schoolgirls participate in a protest rally against the rape of two teenage girls in Chatra and Pakur districts of Jharkhand state, in Ranchi, India May 8, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | The proposed national database — the government issued a call for bids in May — will store the name, photo, fingerprints, and personal details of all arrested, charged, and convicted of sexual offenses, including children. The information on convicted offenders will be public while law enforcement agencies will have access to the rest. It will categorize the…

Kate Aronoff (2018-07-12). Andrew Cuomo's Biggest Donors Rake in Millions From ICE. theintercept.com Andrew Cuomo has a glaring conflict of interest when it comes to the politics of abolishing ICE. Luxury landlords across the state collect millions in rent from the agency — money they have turned around and funneled to Cuomo's political campaigns, according to a new report by the New York-based watchdog group Public Accountability Initiative. | Cuomo, meanwhile, hasn't joined other New York politicians — from likely incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to 2020 hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand — in calling to dismantle Immigration and Customs Enforcement, instead telling NY1 recently that the agency "should be a bona fide law enforcement organization that prudently and diligently enforces the law." | Looking largely at publicly available data from the General Services external lease database, PAI researchers have documented extensive financial ties from Cuomo donors and members of his inner circle to ICE…

RT (2018-07-12). Texas woman sentenced to 40yrs in prison for pimping out her 2yo daughter. rt.com A 25-year-old woman from Texas has been sentenced to 40 years behind bars for attempting to sell her two-year-old daughter for a sex act, for $1,200, to an undercover police officer who impersonated a willing pedophile.

Human Rights Watch (2018-07-12). Cambodia: Military, Police Campaigning for Ruling Party. hrw.org A supporter of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) uses a mobile phone to photograph a portrait of CPP president Hun Sen during an election campaign in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on July 7, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters/Samrang Pring | (New York) — Cambodian military officers, gendarmes, and police officers are actively campaigning for the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP), in violation of Cambodia's law requiring political neutrality, Human Rights Watch said today. Cambodia is holding national elections on July 29, 2018, in an environment in which the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) has been dissolved, its president Kem Sokha has been detained, and its founder Sam Rainsy has been forced into exile. | Senior members of the security forces have endorsed Prime Minister Hun Sen and the CPP at numerous public…

RT (2018-07-12). Cop who declined to help Puerto Rican woman being harassed for 'un-American' T-shirt resigns. rt.com A Chicago police officer has resigned a month after a video of him standing by while an elderly man harassed a Puerto Rican woman for her "un-American" T-shirt went viral. |

Human Rights Watch (2018-07-11). Iran: Women Arrested for Dancing. hrw.org Women wait for a bus in central Tehran, Iran, August 24, 2015. | © 2015 Reuters | (Beirut) — Iranian state television on July 9, 2018, broadcasted apologies by several women who were briefly detained in May for posting videos of themselves dancing on their popular Instagram accounts, Human Rights Watch said today. On the same day, Shaparak Shajarizadeh, who took her headscarf off in public in January to protest compulsory hijab laws, announced on her Instagram page that a court sentenced her to 20 years in prison for this act, although it suspended 18 years of the sentence, meaning she has to serve 2 years in prison. | Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) television Channel One broadcasted a program called "Devious" on July 9 in which several women and men…

RT (2018-07-11). 'Homeless n*ggers, go back to Africa': Tampa man sparks outrage with racist billboards (PHOTO). rt.com A controversial black political activist has sparked outrage in Tampa, Florida by standing on a busy downtown street displaying a sign instructing "homeless n*ggers" to go "back to Africa".

Bill Morlin (2018-07-11). BLM bomb-plot defendant released after two years. splcenter.org A Utah militia leader is being released from federal custody after serving two years in prison for his involvement in an antigovernment plot to bomb a remote Bureau of Land Management facility in Arizona.

RT (2018-07-11). NYPD 'cleared' Mayor De Blasio's flight home on $3m spy plane. rt.com New York Mayor Bill de Blasio travelled to a family vacation aboard a spy plane designed to detect radioactive material used in "dirty bombs" with the backing of the city's police department.

RT (2018-07-11). Police arrest 2nd suspect in rapper XXXTentacion's murder. rt.com Police in Florida have arrested a second man in connection with the murder of up-and-coming rapper XXXTentacion in June. Michael Boatright, 22, is facing first-degree murder charges for his alleged role in the shooting. |

RT (2018-07-11). Federal court shields overzealous TSA agents from abuse lawsuits. rt.com Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers are immune from abuse lawsuits because they are not investigators or law enforcement officers, a federal court of appeals has ruled, dismissing a Florida woman's lawsuit.

RT (2018-07-09). US police drag woman face-down by feet during arrest at Atlanta ICE protest. rt.com Atlanta police have released bodycam footage following anger over a viral video of a woman screaming and being dragged by her feet by officers during her arrest at an anti-ICE protest which officers claim was violent.

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Protesters clash with Chicago police after police murder of Harith Augustus
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
Simmering anger over police violence led to protests after police harassed a local barber and shot him in the back as he tried to flee.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/16/chic-j16.html

Chile: Investigators Pursue Sexual Abuse Cases in Rectory Raids
teleSUR/mrs-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-16
Police raids revealed boxes of papers detailing investigations led by the Catholic church against five priests suspected of sexual abuse.
telesurtv.net/english/news/Chile-Investigators-Pursue-Sexual-Abuse-Cases-in-Rectory-Raids-20180714-0014.html

After 63 years, US reopens Emmett Till murder case
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
The Department of Justice has reopened its investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American from Chicago who was murdered while visiting relatives in Mississippi.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/16/till-j16.html

Russian Federation: Fate and whereabouts of policeman unknown: Artur Aydamirov
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-16
Former Chechen policeman Artur Aydamirov, 34, disappeared on 8 June in Brest, Belarus, after learning in early 2018 that he is required to perform military service in Syria. He decided to flee Chechnya with his family. Witnesses saw unidentified men in uniform force Artur Aydamirov into a van and drive away. He has not been seen since and there are grave concerns about his fate.
amnesty.org/en/documents/eur46/8784/2018/en/

Belarus: Fate and whereabouts of policeman unknown: Artur Aydamirov
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-16
Former Chechen policeman Artur Aydamirov, 34, disappeared on 8 June in Brest, Belarus, after learning in early 2018 that he is required to perform military service in Syria. He decided to flee Chechnya with his family. Witnesses saw unidentified men in uniform force Artur Aydamirov into a van and drive away. He has not been seen since and there are grave concerns about his fate.
amnesty.org/en/documents/eur49/8804/2018/en/

'Murderers!' Violent protests erupt after Chicago police shoot armed man (VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
Violent protests broke out in Chicago, prompting several arrests, after a police officer fatally shot an armed man on Saturday evening following a brief confrontation.
rt.com/usa/433242-chicago-police-shooting-protest/

Israeli Legislators to Vote on Nation-State Basic Law That Would Enshrine Apartheid & Jewish Supremacy
INA | imemc.org | 2018-07-15
Adalah: Proposed new Basic Law establishes a colonial regime and constitutionally anchors state discrimination against Palestinian citizens. | The Israeli Knesset is expected to vote in the coming days on the proposed Basic Law:…
imemc.org/article/israeli-legislators-to-vote-on-nation-state-basic-law-that-would-enshrine-apartheid-jewish-supremacy/

Keeping the "Public" in Public Art
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-07-15
The Harriet Tubman Memorial Statue in Harlem, New York, is an example of public art commissioned by the Percent for Art program.Felix Lipov / Shutterstock.com | Money for the arts: Where does it come from and where does it go to? Every day there is another multimillion-dollar art auction some place. In New York City, the Metropolitan Museum — where entry had been on a contribution basis — recently instituted a hefty ticket price for non-New Yorkers. Just recently, the appointment of two white curators to the Brooklyn Museum's African Art exhibit caused a furor. | Then, there's public art. Starting in the 1930s, the US Treasury required 1 percent of the cost of federal buildings to be applied to art and what they called "decoration." Now, more than half of the states maintain 1 percent for their art programs. In New York,…
truthout.org/video/keeping-the-public-in-public-art/

Trump's Claim That Europe is 'Losing Its Culture' is Racism — And It Must be Challenged
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-07-15
Britain is experiencing a moment of great cultural tension. The US president isn't helping. | According to Donald Trump, Britain and Europe is " losing its culture" as a result of immigration. In an interview with The Sun newspaper, given in Brussels shortly before travelling to London, Trump explained how migrants from the Middle East and Africa are permanently changing Europe for the worse. Speaking about the pain it causes him, given that both his mother and father were European, he added: I think what has happened to Europe is a shame. Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame. I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, it's never going to be what it was and I don't mean that in a positive way . . . I think you are losing your culture. Look. . .
alternet.org/trumps-claim-europe-losing-its-culture-racism-and-it-must-be-challenged

IPS Torturing Children in Interrogation Centers
INA | imemc.org | 2018-07-15
photo: Jerusalemite boy Muhi Majed Al-Rishq, detained in Israeli jails. With bruises in the face, hands and back and blood congestion in the hands of Jerusalemite boy Muhi Majed Al-Rishq, it is clear that he has been subjected to assault in the interrogation room, at the police station in the …
imemc.org/article/ips-torturing-children-in-interrogation-centers/

Feminist Israelis attacked by right-wing Israelis; Police fail to respond because 'attackers aren't Arabs'
Celine Hagbard | imemc.org | 2018-07-15
A group of Israeli Jewish feminists called the 'Women of the Wall' held their monthly prayer service at the 'Western Wall' in Jerusalem on Friday, and were assaulted by a group of right-wing religious Jewish zealots who threw stones at the women, beat them, and burned their prayer books. The …
imemc.org/article/feminist-israelis-attacked-by-right-wing-israelis-police-fail-to-respond-because-attackers-arent-arabs/

Murder suspect shoots 3 officers in Kansas City before dying in gunfight
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
A murder suspect in Kansas City shot three police officers before he was fatally shot during a gunfight with other officers, according to local authorities.
rt.com/usa/433286-murder-suspect-shoots-officers-kansas-city/

72yo Florida man arrested for arson attempt told cops he planned a 'small BBQ' to 'kill all Jews'
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
A resident of a Miami Beach condo was arrested just before he set his apartment complex, with "all of the f**king Jews" inside, on fire. The 72-year-old Neo-Nazi told cops arresting him that he'd wanted to have "a small barbecue."
rt.com/usa/433134-florida-condo-arsonist-jews/

US officers kill man with bulldozer in botched marijuana bust
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
A Pennsylvania trooper and a game officer accidentally bulldozed a suspected cannabis grower during a hot pursuit through a field. The USA's largest marijuana advocacy group has questioned police tactics after the tragic death.
rt.com/usa/433136-pennsylvania-troopers-bulldoze-man-marijuana/

'It's okay, she'll be 16 soon': Dallas man charged after telling cop about 15yo 'wife'
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
A Dallas man had a bizarre explanation for why he was with a 15-year-old girl after falling foul of the law for parking in a disabled parking space — the girl was his wife, he reportedly told police.
rt.com/usa/433168-dallas-child-wife-arrest/

Colin Kaepernick's Forced Exile From the NFL Has Lasted for 500 Days
Shaun King | theintercept.com | 2018-07-14
Eli Harold (No. 58), Colin Kaepernick (No. 7), and Eric Reid (No. 35) of the San Francisco 49ers kneel on the sideline during the anthem, prior to the game against the Los Angeles Rams on Dec. 24, 2016, in Los Angeles. | Colin Kaepernick has been effectively banned from the NFL because of his peaceful protests against police brutality and systemic racism in the United States. | While he became a legend and a cult hero for millions of people, taking a knee during the national anthem appears to have completely cost him his career. He has not so much as received a single tryout from even one team, in spite of being considered by experts to be around the 15th best quarterback in the NFL. | And on any given day, with somewhere around 90 quarterbacks under contract, it's pretty much…
theintercept.com/2018/07/14/colin-kaepernick-nfl-500-days/

Video: Syrian Army Liberated Daraa City
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-14
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | In the evening of July 12th, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Russian Military Police entered the southern, militant-held part of Daraa city de-facto restoring the …
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-army-liberated-daraa-city/5647513

Georgia cops caught on bodycam 'flipping coin to decide arrest'
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-14
Two Georgia police officers have been suspended after shocking bodycam footage apparently showed the pair deciding whether to arrest a woman suspected of dangerous driving based on a coin toss.
rt.com/usa/433051-georgia-police-coin-toss/

New York mafia man miraculously survives point-blank range assassination attempt (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-14
An associate of a New York City crime family has narrowly escaped death after being chased and shot several times by a would-be assassin on the streets of the Bronx, video footage released by police has revealed.
rt.com/usa/433015-new-york-mafia-assassination-attempt/

US: Government Has Planted Spy Phones With Suspects
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-13
Excerpt from 2014 court document describing US Drug Enforcement Administration's undercover distribution of compromised phones. | © 2018 Human Rights Watch | (Washington, DC) — United States law enforcement has used undercover distributions of phones to monitor suspects' activities, raising rights concerns, Human Rights Watch said today. The Justice Department should disclose its policies regarding the tactic and whether it is currently being used. | Human Rights Watch has identified two forms of this technique that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has used or, evidence suggests, has contemplated using. One involved the undercover sale of BlackBerry devices whose individual encryption keys the DEA possessed, enabling the agency to decode messages sent and received by suspects. The second, as described in a previously unreported internal email belonging to the surveillance software company Hacking Team, may…
hrw.org/news/2018/07/13/us-government-has-planted-spy-phones-suspects

With Last Charges Against J20 Protesters Dropped, Defendants Seek Accountability for Prosecutors
Sam Adler-Bell | theintercept.com | 2018-07-13
Last Friday afternoon, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia dismissed charges against the 39 remaining J20 Inauguration Day protesters under indictment, bringing a close to a year-and-a-half-long saga marked by police aggression, prosecutorial overreach, and heartening displays of solidarity by the defendants and their supporters. | "I was sitting in the front row of a civil court proceeding when I heard," said Ella Fassler, a 25-year-old defendant from New York, whose charges were dropped last week. "I had to hold back a yelp of disbelief. I walked out as quickly as I could and met up with a co-defendant; we hugged, danced around, and called our loved ones. Radical leftists don't win all that often, so we have to pause and soak in the victory when we do." | While the U.S. government may be finished with the J20 prosecutions,…
theintercept.com/2018/07/13/j20-charges-dropped-prosecutorial-misconduct/

Two South Seas cinema superstars open in 'Skyscraper' and 'Siberia'
Ed Rampell | peoplesworld.org | 2018-07-13
Skyscraper It never fails to amaze (and amuse) how movies mirror reality as emanations of the collective psyche. Just days after the premiere of The First Purge, about a race war aimed at exterminating African Americans on Staten Island, a Black Staten Island resident, Congolese immigrant Patricia Okoumou, heroically climbed the Statue of Liberty on …
peoplesworld.org/article/two-south-seas-cinema-superstars-open-in-skyscraper-and-siberia/

East African Bishops Should Support Education for Pregnant Teens
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-13
"Angela," 20, walks with her son near her home after returning from school in Migori county, western Kenya. She is a Form 4 student at a girls-only school. Angela became pregnant when her trainee teacher offered to pay some of her primary school fees in return for sex. Her father tried to marry her off to suitors after she gave birth, but Angela's mother fought against this and supported her return to school. She wants to go to college and study nursing. | © 2018 Smita Sharma for Human Rights Watch | Representatives of the Catholic church in Eastern Africa will meet in Addis Ababa later this week to discuss "vibrant diversity, equal dignity, and peaceful unity" in the region. | A good place to start would be to change the way the Church…
hrw.org/news/2018/07/13/east-african-bishops-should-support-education-pregnant-teens

The History of American Resistance
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-07-13
On the Marc Steiner Show, Marc talks to Jeff Biggers, author of the new book Resistance: Reclaiming An American Tradition, about the American history of uprisings from Thomas Paine to Black Lives Matter | The post The History of American Resistance appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/the-history-of-american-resistance

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: July 13, 2018
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-07-13
This Friday the 13th, Dharna and Khalilah discuss residents' and the City Council's resistance to both Baltimore Police Department and ICE | The post The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: July 13, 2018 appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/the-baltimore-bureau-podcast-show-july-13-2018

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-13
A national strike by shoe workers shut factories across Nigeria this week while a major strike was launched by Belgian rail workers and a series of walkouts hit British transport and telecom.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/13/labo-j13.html

Tajikistan: Journalist's Conviction a Mockery of Rights
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-13
Khayrullo Mirsaidov, a well-respected independent journalist in Tajikistan, was arrested on December 5, 2017, after publicly appealing to Tajikistan's president about alleged local authority corruption. | ©Radio Ozodi/Tajik Service of Radio Free Europe | (Bishkek) — A court in Tajikistan on July 11, 2018, convicted a well-known journalist on bogus charges and sentenced him to 12 years in prison, Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said. Khayrullo Mirsaidov was charged with embezzling and misusing state funds and false reporting to police after he made corruption allegations against local government officials. | The United States, European Union member states, and Tajikistan's other international partners should publicly and privately press Tajik authorities to set aside the conviction. They should also communicate the consequences on their bilateral relations of the arbitrary detention and ill-treatment of…
hrw.org/news/2018/07/13/tajikistan-journalists-conviction-mockery-rights

Ethiopia Torture Victims Deserve Justice
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-13
Prison officials and security forces have arbitrarily detained and tortured prisoners for years in the notorious regional prison known as Jail Ogaden. Ethiopia's new prime minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, should urgently order investigations into the horrific situation, and the government should ensure regional security forces and officials are held accountable. | Last week Human Rights Watch released " We are Like the Dead," a report documenting torture, rape, and other serious human rights abuses in Ethiopia's notorious Jail Ogaden in the Somali Region. Among the officials most responsible for those abuses is Somali Region President Abdi Mohamoud Omar, commonly known as "Abdi Illey." The abusive Liyu police, implicated in many serious rights violations in the Somali Region and increasingly in the neighboring Oromia region, report directly to him. | In response to the report, Abdi Illey released many prisoners…
hrw.org/news/2018/07/13/ethiopia-torture-victims-deserve-justice

France: Acquittal of pensioner for showing compassion to children shows solidarity is not a crime
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-13
Responding to the decision of a French court to acquit Martine Landry, a 73-year-old woman, charged with helping two 15-year-old asylum seekers in France, Gauri van Gulik, Amnesty International's Europe Director, said: | "Today's decision is not only a victory for justice but also for common sense. Martine Landry did nothing wrong. By taking two young people to a police station so they could be registered and cared for as minors, she acted compassionately and within the law. | | "Whilst it is a relief that Martine Landry's ordeal is now over, she should never have been charged in the first place. | "In the wake of today's decision and the 6 July ruling by France's Constitutional Council that humanitarian activities should not be criminalized, French law should be amended to ensure only smuggling for material benefit is regarded as an offence."
amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/07/france-acquittal-of-pensioner-for-showing-compassion-to-children-shows-solidarity-is-not-a-crime/

India Invites Bids to Create Sex Offenders Registry
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-12
The Indian government's plan to develop a national registry of sexual offenders is raising a slew of concerns, from data breaches to violations of privacy protections, including for individuals who were never convicted of a sexual offense. | Schoolgirls participate in a protest rally against the rape of two teenage girls in Chatra and Pakur districts of Jharkhand state, in Ranchi, India May 8, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | The proposed national database — the government issued a call for bids in May — will store the name, photo, fingerprints, and personal details of all arrested, charged, and convicted of sexual offenses, including children. The information on convicted offenders will be public while law enforcement agencies will have access to the rest. It will categorize the…
hrw.org/news/2018/07/12/india-invites-bids-create-sex-offenders-registry

Andrew Cuomo's Biggest Donors Rake in Millions From ICE
Kate Aronoff | theintercept.com | 2018-07-12
Andrew Cuomo has a glaring conflict of interest when it comes to the politics of abolishing ICE. Luxury landlords across the state collect millions in rent from the agency — money they have turned around and funneled to Cuomo's political campaigns, according to a new report by the New York-based watchdog group Public Accountability Initiative. | Cuomo, meanwhile, hasn't joined other New York politicians — from likely incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to 2020 hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand — in calling to dismantle Immigration and Customs Enforcement, instead telling NY1 recently that the agency "should be a bona fide law enforcement organization that prudently and diligently enforces the law." | Looking largely at publicly available data from the General Services external lease database, PAI researchers have documented extensive financial ties from Cuomo donors and members of his inner circle to ICE…
theintercept.com/2018/07/12/andrew-cuomo-donations-ice/

Cambodia: Military, Police Campaigning for Ruling Party
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-12
A supporter of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) uses a mobile phone to photograph a portrait of CPP president Hun Sen during an election campaign in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on July 7, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters/Samrang Pring | (New York) — Cambodian military officers, gendarmes, and police officers are actively campaigning for the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP), in violation of Cambodia's law requiring political neutrality, Human Rights Watch said today. Cambodia is holding national elections on July 29, 2018, in an environment in which the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) has been dissolved, its president Kem Sokha has been detained, and its founder Sam Rainsy has been forced into exile. | Senior members of the security forces have endorsed Prime Minister Hun Sen and the CPP at numerous public…
hrw.org/news/2018/07/12/cambodia-military-police-campaigning-ruling-party

Texas woman sentenced to 40yrs in prison for pimping out her 2yo daughter
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-12
A 25-year-old woman from Texas has been sentenced to 40 years behind bars for attempting to sell her two-year-old daughter for a sex act, for $1,200, to an undercover police officer who impersonated a willing pedophile.
rt.com/usa/432909-mother-sold-toddler-sex/

Burglar's escape room blunder: Trapped thief asks cops to rescue him
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-12
Could an escape room get a better endorsement than being so puzzling that a burglar couldn't find a way out? A hapless thief in Washington was so perplexed by the adventure game he broke into that he called the police on himself.
rt.com/usa/432843-burglar-calls-cops-escape/

Cop who declined to help Puerto Rican woman being harassed for 'un-American' T-shirt resigns
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-12
A Chicago police officer has resigned a month after a video of him standing by while an elderly man harassed a Puerto Rican woman for her "un-American" T-shirt went viral.
rt.com/usa/432874-cop-harassed-puerto-rican-resigns/

'Homeless n*ggers, go back to Africa': Tampa man sparks outrage with racist billboards (PHOTO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-11
A controversial black political activist has sparked outrage in Tampa, Florida by standing on a busy downtown street displaying a sign instructing "homeless n*ggers" to go "back to Africa".
rt.com/usa/432685-tampa-tony-daniel-racist-sign/

BLM bomb-plot defendant released after two years
Bill Morlin | splcenter.org | 2018-07-11
A Utah militia leader is being released from federal custody after serving two years in prison for his involvement in an antigovernment plot to bomb a remote Bureau of Land Management facility in Arizona.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/07/11/blm-bomb-plot-defendant-released-after-two-years

Police arrest 2nd suspect in rapper XXXTentacion's murder
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-11
Police in Florida have arrested a second man in connection with the murder of up-and-coming rapper XXXTentacion in June. Michael Boatright, 22, is facing first-degree murder charges for his alleged role in the shooting.
rt.com/usa/432670-police-arrest-suspect-xxxtentacion/

NYPD 'cleared' Mayor De Blasio's flight home on $3m spy plane
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-11
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio travelled to a family vacation aboard a spy plane designed to detect radioactive material used in "dirty bombs" with the backing of the city's police department.
rt.com/usa/432646-new-york-mayor-spy-plane/

Federal court shields overzealous TSA agents from abuse lawsuits
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-11
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers are immune from abuse lawsuits because they are not investigators or law enforcement officers, a federal court of appeals has ruled, dismissing a Florida woman's lawsuit.
rt.com/usa/432813-tsa-immunity-lawsuits-court/

US police drag woman face-down by feet during arrest at Atlanta ICE protest
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-09
Atlanta police have released bodycam footage following anger over a viral video of a woman screaming and being dragged by her feet by officers during her arrest at an anti-ICE protest which officers claim was violent.
rt.com/usa/432421-atlanta-ice-immigration-protest/

Integration Can't Be Rhetoric, Must Be Real: Venezuela's Arreaza in Africa
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-07-09
The Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza is visiting several African countries to build South-South relations.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/13923

"What to the American Slave Is Your 4th of July?": James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass's Historic Speech
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-04
In a Fourth of July holiday special, we begin with the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro." He was addressing the Rochester Ladies Antislavery Society. This is actor James Earl Jones reading the speech during a performance of historian Howard Zinn's acclaimed book, "Voices of a People's History of the United States." He was introduced by Zinn.
democracynow.org/2018/7/4/what_to_the_slave_is_4th

Venezuelan LGBTI Community Holds Annual Pride March
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-07-02
Major demands include eliminating discrimination in adoption policies, a civil union law, and greater medical coverage for those with HIV/AIDS.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/13911

Venezuelan Interior Minister Claims Crime Down 27%
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-07-02
Murders are also down 26 percent and kidnapping down 54 percent, the top law enforcement official reported.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/13912

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