2019-03-04: Social Media Postees

Lula Immediately Sent Back to Prison After Grandson's Funeral
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
The former Brazilian President and one of the most revered left leaders in Latin America, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was returned to prison nine hours after he was allowed to attend his grandson's funeral. | RELATED: | UN Human Rights Council To Probe Lula's Case in March | He was at the crematorium for 2 hours before being taken away by the military police for his…

Protesting Colombian Nearly Loses Eye At Hands Of Police
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
At least 18 demonstrators were injured by the Colombian anti-riot police (Esmad) late last week in the town of Popayan as a general strike continues against the state's failure to complete a 2013 resolution to bring land reform and economic development to the region wracked by violence and high income inequality. | RELATED: | Another Colombian Social Leader Dead, Trade Union Mourns | According to the president of the Association of Educational Institutes and Workers of Cauca (Asoinca)…

Pakistan-India Crisis: The Machinery of Images and the (Post-)Modern War
Ayyaz Mallick | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-04
On 14 February, 20-year-old Adil Ahmed Dar rammed a vehicle fill of explosives into a bus full of reserve police force personnel in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The attack killed over 40 soldiers and was claimed by militant organization Jaish-e-Muhammad …

No charges for Sacramento police officers who murdered Stephon Clark
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-04
Over the weekend, District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced that the officers who shot and killed 22-year-old Stephon Clark nearly one year ago will not face charges.

Report: Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou Sues Canadian Government
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-04
Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese technology company Huawei, is suing the Canadian government, its border agency and the national police force over her high-profile detention. Meng claims they detained, searched and interrogated her before telling her she was under arrest. | RELATED: | Canada Moves Forward With Huawei Exec Extradition Case | Meng's lawyers said Sunday they had filed a notice of civil claim in the supreme court in British Columbia. | Meng, the daugh…

As Guaidó Returns to Venezuela, Pence Threatens 'Swift Response' If Opposition Leader Arrested
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-04
Leader of right-wing opposition—attempting to overthrow the elected government with the help of the Trump administration—claims it "would be a coup d'√©tat" if he was detained | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

JetBlue apologizes for Black History poster of 'cop killer' Assata Shakur
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-04
JetBlue has apologized for using a poster of Assata Shakur, an activist who was convicted of killing a police officer, as part of a Black History Month tribute at New York's JFK International airport. | …

Transfer of ISIS Suspects, Including Foreigners, to Iraq Raises Torture Concerns
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-03-04
An ISIS suspect held for questioning by Iraqi forces near Mosul. | © 2016 Safin Hamed/Getty Images | Last week, the US-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) transferred at least 280 suspected Islamic State (ISIS) members to Iraq, following their arrest in Syria. Though the detainees are overwhelmingly Iraqi, there were reportedly at least thirteen French ISIS su…

The prisoner says no to Big Brother
John Pilger | zcomm.org | 2019-03-03
Stop scrolling. Organise. Occupy. Insist. Persist. Make a noise. Take direct action. Be brave and stay brave. Defy the thought police…

No charges for police officers who fatally shot unarmed black man Stephon Clark 'in the back'
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-03
Two officers who shot and killed a 22-year-old black man in the backyard of his grandmother's home, mistaking a cell phone in his hand for a gun, will face no legal repercussions, prosecution said, ruling the use of force lawful. | …

Warning About False Flag Operations Against Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
Together with Venezuela's opposition, the United States government is planning a new false flag operation along the Colombian border, socialist leader and protector of the Venezuelan state of Tachira, Freddy Bernal, said Sunday. | RELATED: | Who Is US Intelligence Official Advising Guaido on His 'Regional Tour' | "I have direct information from officers of the Colombian National Police that other attacks are coming along the Colombian-Venezuelan border and they are tryin…

Uproar in Egypt After Arrest of Protestor at Tahrir Square
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-03
Egypt's politically iconic Tahrir Square came into international attention last week when a man named Ahmed Mohy was arrested after staging a one-man protest. | RELATED: | At Least 25 Dead After Train Slams Into Busy Cairo Station | Holding a small placard reading, " Step down Sisi," Mohy stood in the square that played a major role in the 2011 Egyptian uprising that led to the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak. | An unidentified man took a photo of Mohy which quickly spread on…

Algeria: Arbitrary Arrests at Election Protests
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-03-02
Protesters march in a cloud of tear gas fired by riot police as they denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, March 1, 2019. | © 2019 AP Photo/Fateh Gudoum | (Beirut) — Algerian authorities should allow Algerians to assemble peacefully and refrain from using excessive force against demonstrators opposing a fifth term for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Human Rights Watch said today. During huge demonstrations on March 1…

US Federal Court subpoenas whistleblower Chelsea Manning
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-02
The subpoena provides no information as to what prosecutors intend to ask Manning, but all indications are that it is part of an effort by the US Department of Justice to escalate its pursuit of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

'He took a punch for all of us': Trump invites Berkeley attack victim on stage as suspect arrested
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-02
President Donald Trump shared the stage with a conservative activist assaulted on the Berkeley University campus, hours after police found and arrested the attacker. Trump urged the victim to punish his attacker with lawsuits. | …

Weekend Read: 'If I'd been white, I guarantee you they wouldn't have taken my money'
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-01
"The robber didn't get anything, but the police got everything."

Protesters meet with brutal police repression in Cauca, Colombia
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-01
The protesters are demanding that the national government guarantee basic rights such as health, education and housing as well as the protection of social and peasant leaders…

Saudi Arabia: Women's Rights Activists Charged
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-03-01
ŸÜÿßÿ¥ÿ∑ÿßÿ™ ÿ≥ÿπŸàÿØŸäÿßÿ™ | (Beirut) — Saudi Arabia's public prosecution agency announced on March 1, 2019 that the country's leading women's rights activists who have been detained following arrests that began in May 2018 would face charges and be put on trial, Human Rights Watch said today. The prosecutors did no…

Indian and Pakistani leftists say no to new nuclear war threat
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-01
As tensions escalate between India and Pakistan, the threat of a nuclear conflict hangs over South Asia and the world. | On February 14, the Pakistani-based organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in the district of Pulwama in Kashmir. Sixty police officers were killed and injured. | Then, on February 26, India launched an air strike on an alleged terrorist training camp in Pakistan. The following day, the Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian fighter jets over Kashmir. | Socialists in Pakistan and India have responded quickly…

'Survival of the fittest': RT explores distressed black neighborhoods doomed to crime and decay
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-01
While segregation is an illegal thing of the past, in many US urban areas communities where black people live are reminiscent of a "jungle" where residents survive surrounded by murder, drugs and overwhelming poverty. | …

How Profit Makes Policing Immune to Reform
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-03-01
TRNN takes a closer look at recent efforts to reform one of the most corrupt police departments in the country, and how even the dysfunction fuels profit for law enforcement in general…

Canadian Company Profits from Apartheid Israeli Railway
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-28
Jonathan Kuttab discusses the lawsuit against the Canadian company Bombardier, which is building an illegal railway through occupied and confiscated Palestinian land in the West Bank, violating international law…

Algeria: Security forces must not use excessive force against peaceful protesters
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-02-28
Algerian security forces must refrain from using excessive or unnecessary force to disperse peaceful demonstrations against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term in office, said Amnesty International, ahead of a fresh wave of protests planned tomorrow all over the country. | Since 22 February, a series of largely peaceful demonstrations have taken place across the country including protests by lawyers, students and journalists opposing a fifth mandate for President Bouteflika, who has been in power for nearly 20 years, in the upcoming presidential elections on 18 April. | "As tensions rise amid gr…

Grand Rapids Police caught lying
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-28
Grand Rapids, MI — The Grand Rapids Police Department was caught lying and covering up for Captain Curt VanderKooi this week. VanderKooi racially profiled an ex-Marine and contacted ICE to detain him in November 2018. The recent Grand Rapids police investigation claims VanderKooi contacted ICE out of concern for possible 'terrorism.' | However, Michigan ACLU lawyers and immigrant rights activists are pointing out that this is a blatant lie. The FBI is the agency that VanderKooi would contact, not Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Captain VanderKooi works with both and knows the difference. | The outrageo…

Salt Lake City says no to the 'National Emergency' to build wall
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-28
Salt Lake City, UT – 40 community members gathered on a cold Saturday afternoon, February 23, to protest Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border. People came out to denounce what is understood as a racist and anti-immigrant 'emergency' and border wall. They also came because of the anti-immigrant attacks that continue to happen in Salt Lake City. Police brutalize Black and brown people, family members continue to be deported and anti-immigrant white supremacist groups have started organizing on college campuses in the city. | Ella Mendoza, with the Nopalera Artist Collective, said t…

North Carolinians Voted to End Cooperation With Trump's Deportation Force. ICE Retaliated
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-27
The federal agency stepped up raids after sheriffs stopped notifying it about the immigration status of people arrested. | President Trump's Department of Homeland Security frequently claims to be motivated by a dedication to law and order, but its immigration enforcement tactics are often directly contrary to local communities' legal and electoral choices. | Recent raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in North Carolina were a failed attempt to achieve by force what was soundly rejected at the ballot box last November: Trump's anti-immigrant agenda. ICE targeted places and people based on democ…

Police Investigating Themselves Leads to Predictable Results
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-27
A deeper look at how police influence investigations into in-custody deaths, and what activists are trying to do to reform it. A discussion between Jacqueline Luqman, Stephen Janis, and Taya Graham…

India and Pakistan — new hot spot on the geopolitical map
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-27
On February 14, Jaish-e-Mohammed (a Pakistan-based Deobandi jihadist terrorist group) carried out an act of terrorism in the Indian part of Kashmir. A suicide bomber rammed a car loaded with more than 300 kilograms of explosives into a bus carrying Indian police officers. As a result, at least 44 people died. After the terrorist attack, …

What Does Alabama's Attorney General Have to Hide in the Police Killing of EJ Bradford?
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-26
Steve Marshall sows community distrust as he withholds evidence he relied on to decide a local cop was "justified" in killing an innocent Black man. | In Alabama, a family is still grieving after local police killed their son on Thanksgiving night after a gunman opened fire at a mall. But several months after the incident, the Alabama attorney general is still keeping the Bradfords, and the region's Black community, in the dark about critical details of what happened that night. The Bradfords and the community still don't know the identity of the Hoover Police Department officer who fired the fatal shots and the…

Incarceration Is a Deadly Health Risk: Former Chief Medical Officer of NYC Jails Speaks Out
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-26
The former chief medical officer of New York City jails has just published a remarkable new book about the health risks of incarceration. The book is titled "Life and Death in Rikers Island." Dr. Homer Venters offers unprecedented insight into what happens inside prison walls to create new health risks for incarcerated men and women, including neglect, blocked access to care, physical and sexual violence, and brutality by corrections officers. Venters further reveals that when prisoners become ill, are injured or even die in custody, the facts of the incident are often obscured. We speak to Dr. Venters and Jennif…

Prosecutors Have the Power to Stop Bad Roadside Drug Tests From Ruining People's Lives
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-26
Local prosecutors can play a pivotal role in preventing flawed roadside tests from jeopardizing innocent people's liberty. | Three years ago on New Year's Eve, Dasha Fincher was arrested in Monroe County, Georgia, after the deputies performed an on-the-spot test of a bag of blue substance that they found in the car in which she was a passenger. The suspicious stuff in the bag came up positive for methamphetamines. After her arrest, the judge in her case set bail at $1…

Rwanda: A Year On, No Justice for Refugee Killings
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-23

| February 23, 2019 Video | One Year Later: Refugees from DR Congo Shot and Killed in Rwanda: | Rwandan authorities have failed to release their investigations of the fatal shooting of 12 protesting refugees by police in western Rwanda on February 22, 2018. |

| | Rwandan authorities have failed to release their investigations of th…

US Supreme Court Rules Unanimously Against Excessive Fines
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-22
Police officers stand in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | This week, the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously that it was unconstitutional for states to impose excessive fines, extending a federal constitutional protection to states. This may embolden courts to examine states and localities that impose crushing fines on those unable to pay. | In Timbs v. Indiana, Tyson Timbs pleaded guilty to selling heroin and as part of his sentence was ordered to…

Feds: Coast Guard Lieutenant Has Neo-Nazi Ties, Had Hit List of Targets
Brett Barrouquere and Heidi Beirich | splcenter.org | 2019-02-20
An active duty U.S. Coast Guard officer stationed at the service's Washington, D.C., headquarters sought to follow in the footsteps of a far-right European terrorist, a federal prosecutor said, and had a hit list of Democratic politicians and cable news hosts he wanted to kill.

Civil rights groups sue New Orleans for map of surveillance camera locations
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-02-20
Representing a Louisiana public defender, the SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana today filed suit against the City of New Orleans over its refusal to provide a map of the city's 400 real-time surveillance cameras.

No EU cost for Israeli 'apartheid' in West Bank
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-02-14
No EU cost for Israeli 'apartheid' in West Bank: In the NewsBy Andrew Rettman Sanctions and governmentsFebruary 14, 2019 | By: | | euobserver …

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