2019-03-09: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-03-09). Yellow Vests Plan Sit-ins, UN Calls For Police Violence Probe. telesurenglish.net Week 17 of the Yellow Vests protests will usher in a "decisive act," by members of the movement, who promise to launch sit-ins, commemorate International Women's Day as well as engage in multiple flash protests. | RELATED: | Week 16: Yellow Vests Accuse Macron of Manipulating Airwaves | Organizers of the movement have urged women protesters to don yellow, pink, purple and red vests for a special procession, at 11: 00 a.m., from the Champs-Élysees to Luxembourg Gardens. In Paris, a…

WSWS (2019-03-09). Chelsea Manning jailed for refusal to testify against WikiLeaks. wsws.org The courageous whistleblower has already been imprisoned for seven years and subjected to solitary confinement and torture for exposing US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Brenda Rodriguez Mendoza Presente (2019-03-09). Stand with the Salinas Community Against Police Brutality. indybay.org Closter Park, 401 Towt St., Salinas…

stuart_m (2019-03-09). FIFA can afford to close pay gap — but won't. greenleft.org.au When world football executives receive FIFA's annual report this year, they will see that US$753,000 is funding a women's league in Colombia, $588,197 is helping female players in New Zealand and girls in Botswana are benefiting from $341,600. | That's merely a snapshot of the $270.3 million that football's world governing body has invested in projects between 2016 and 2018. | Four years since police raided the hotel and offices of football officials and FIFA's Zurich headquarters in 2015 in a scandal that threatened the organisation's existence, FIFA is awash with cash. | People with knowledge of FIFA's finances…

WSWS (2019-03-09). London Metropolitan Police cite Grenfell Inquiry to justify not pressing criminal charges. wsws.org What is confirmed by the Met's announcement is that the Grenfell Tower Inquiry is a filthy manoeuvre by the Conservative government, convened with the sole purpose of protecting the guilty from legal retribution.

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-09). Regional strike in Cauca, Colombia enters twelfth day despite violent police repression. peoplesdispatch.org In response to the demands of the people for dialogue on implementing state promises in education and agriculture, the government has unleashed special police units which have arrested many and injured dozens…

WSWS (2019-03-09). Australia: Chemist Warehouse workers vote to take industrial action. wsws.org The union's concern is to maintain its position as a labour hire agency and an industrial police force.

Seth Sandronsky (2019-03-08). Police Violence and a Safe Black Space. counterpunch.org Dr. Kristee Haggins is an African-centered psychologist who facilitates Sacramento's Safe Black Space: Community Healing Circles by and for People of African Ancestry. Black community outrage in California's capital city is an apt word for the district attorney's decision to condone the police killing of Stephon Clark, an unarmed African-American man. The email interview below is an effort to amplify underreported More

splcenter (2019-03-08). Weekend Read: Why is racism still America's biggest problem? splcenter.org It rained on marchers from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, and it rained on them again last weekend as they commemorated the day when police beat civil rights marchers so badly that the date became known the nation over as Bloody Sunday.

Hans Stehling (2019-03-08). The 2017 Grenfell Tower Conflagration in West London that killed 72 People: A Travesty of Justice as Grenfell Charges Unlikely for Yet Another Two Years! globalresearch.ca In a devastating admission of system failure, the Metropolitan Police have said that criminal charges in the matter of the Grenfell Tower block conflagration in West London that killed 72 people on June 14th 2017, are now unlikely to brought …

WSWS (2019-03-08). Grenoble, France: Thousands march for teenagers killed in police chase. wsws.org From the morning after the tragedy, the families of Adam and Fatih have been the subject of a campaign of vilification by the media and the police.

Human Rights Watch (2019-03-08). Egypt: Trans Activist Risks Serious Abuse. hrw.org (Beirut) — Egyptian security forces on March 6, 2019 arrested Malak al-Kashif, a political activist who…

RT (2019-03-08). Arkansas police release shocking VIDEO of officer firing 14 shots at driver. rt.com Disturbing footage of an officer firing 14 shots at a car, killing the driver, has been released by Little Rock Police Department in Arkansas as an investigation into the fatal incident gets underway.

James Whitehead (2019-03-08). Human Rights Abuses Can No Longer be Tolerated in Conserving the World's Forests. globalresearch.ca Recent Buzzfeed reports about WWF hiring 'paramilitary forces' to fight poaching and the associated human rights abuses of local peoples show the urgent need for a shift in current conservation models. | Forest Peoples Programme Director, James Whitehead today said: | "To …

Shared by Cherise (2019-03-08). Chelsea Manning Is Jailed After Refusal to Answer Questions. truthout.org Editor's Note: Manning has since been taken into police custody.Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning expressed no regrets Thursday when she revealed that she faces a contempt hearing — and possible jail time — after declining to answer a grand jury's questions. | Manning appeared before a grand jury Wednesday after being subpoenaed, apparently to discuss her 2010 disclosure of government and military documents about the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to Wikileaks.

WSWS (2019-03-08). Florida police officer found guilty in 2015 shooting of motorist. wsws.org The conviction of Nouman Raja Thursday represents a rare example of a killer cop being held accountable by the courts.

RT (2019-03-08). Grand jury indicts Jussie Smollett on 16 counts for faking 'racist & homophobic' attack on himself. rt.com Disgraced former 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted by grand jury on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for lying to police and filing a fake police report about the 'hate crime' he staged against himself.

Natasha Lennard (2019-03-07). Two NYPD Cops Coerced Sex With a Teen in Their Custody — and Prosecutors Just Dropped Rape Charges. theintercept.com "They were cops, they raped her, and they're getting away with it. Look at the message this sends to the public."

Human Rights Watch (2019-03-07). Cameroon Cracks Down on Opponents. hrw.org | | Cameroonian opposition leader Maurice Kamto was arrested in Douala on January 28, 2019 for what appears to be politically motivated reasons. | © 2018 PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Image | Cameroon's High Court refused to release opposition leader Maurice Kamto, as well as six of his supporters, who were arrested in January on politically motivated charges. | The Mfoundi High Court, located in Cameroon's political capital, Yaoundé, made this decision following a habeas…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-07). U.S. Has Supplied UAE $27B in Arms Despite Nation's Links to Torture, Mercenaries & Child Soldiers. democracynow.org We look at how U.S. weapons are supporting the ongoing devastation in Yemen with William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. He is the author of a new report about the role the United Arab Emirates has played in Yemen. It is titled "'Little Sparta': The United States-United Arab Emirates Alliance and the War in Yemen." We also speak with Ruhan Nagra, the executive director of the University Network for Human Rights, and Radhya Al-Mutawakel, chairperson of the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights. They recently published an investigation into the role of U.S.

Fight Back (2019-03-06). South Florida students rally on anniversary of Trayvon Martin's murder. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On February 28, the Tampa Bay chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a Black Lives Matter rally at the University of South Florida for the seventh anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death. In 2012, Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, after returning from a nearby gas station. The trial of Zimmerman became a national phenomenon with him walking free due to Florida's 'stand your ground' law. The shooting is still fresh on Florida's mind, with many questioning the judicial system that let a man off with murder. | The protest was aimed at the jud…

Human Rights Watch (2019-03-06). Iraq: ISIS Child Suspects Arbitrarily Arrested, Tortured. hrw.org

Ryan Grim (2019-03-06). Bernie Sanders Is Beating Kamala Harris 2-1 Among Black Democratic Primary Voters, New Poll Finds. theintercept.com Three weeks after launching his presidential campaign, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading all other announced candidates in support from black voters, a new poll finds. The only potential candidate who polled better with African-Americans than Sanders, according to the poll by Morning Consult, is former Vice President Joe Biden, who has not announced a campaign. | Despite a persistent notion that his supporters are disproportionately white male "bros," the new survey suggests that Sanders is actually slightly…

Regan Farley (2019-03-05). NAACP Calls for Justice in Stephon Clark Case. naacp.org Joins Sacramento Branch in Condemning DA's Failure to Charge Police Officers in Murder of Stephon Clark BALTIMORE (March 5, 2019)—The nation's foremost civil rights organization joins its NAACP Sacramento Branch in condemning Sacramento District Attorney Marie Schubert's decision to not charge Sacramento Police officers Terrence Mercadel and Jared Robinet with murder for the killing of …

Human Rights Watch (2019-03-05). UN: Don't Let Egypt Undermine Expert's Role. hrw.org | | Egyptian security forces have been involved in systematic abuses such as enforced disappearance and torture and have used abusive counterterrorism laws and measures to crush peaceful dissent. Egyptian security forces stand guard outside one of the entrances of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt. | © 2015 Hassan Ammar/AP Images | (Geneva) — States at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva should ensure that Egypt is not allowed to seize a leadin…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-05). "How to Hide an Empire": Daniel Immerwahr on the History of the Greater United States. democracynow.org "How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States." That's the title of a new book examining a part of the U.S. that is often overlooked: the nation's overseas territories from Puerto Rico to Guam, former territories like the Philippines, and its hundreds of military bases scattered across the globe. We speak with the book's author, Daniel Immerwahr, who writes, "At various times, the inhabitants of the U.S. Empire have been shot, shelled, starved, interned, dispossessed, tortured and experimented on. What they haven't been, by and large, is seen." Immerwahr is an associate professor of history at No…

Human Rights Watch (2019-03-05). Bangladesh: Investigate Dismissals of Protesting Workers. hrw.org | | Bangladesh police chase protesting garment workers in Savar, outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 9, 2019. | © 2019 AP Photo | (New York) — Bangladesh authorities should immediately investigate garment worker and union leader allegations of arbitrary dismissals and false criminal cases following a recent protest demanding a wage hike, Human Rights Watch said today. Global garment brands sourcing from Bangladesh should investigate these allegations and call for a…

unitedEditor (2019-03-04). India-Pakistan, Trump-Kim, Assad in Iran. uwidata.com Pakistan-India conflict THe Pakistani and Indian armies began using heavy weapons against each other on the border in Kashmir. After an intense exchange of fire that lasted more than 3 hours, India reported that it had had not suffered losses. Tensions between the two states escalated after a police convoy was attacked on February 14 …

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

ziyaad (2019-02-20). EuroAsia Interconnector: "electricity highway" to Israeli war crimes. bdsmovement.net EuroAsia Interconnector: "electricity highway" to Israeli war crimes : UpdateThe EuroAsia Interconnector is projected to link electricity grids in Israel, Cyprus and Greece via the world's longest submarine power cable. Crucially, the Interconnector would connect Europe's electricity grid with Israel's grid that incorporates the illegal settl…

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