2019-03-11: News Headlines

Democracy Now! (2019-03-11). "I Know No One More Patriotic": Daniel Ellsberg Praises Chelsea Manning After She Is Jailed Again. democracynow.org U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been sent back to jail after refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. Manning had been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in Virginia's Eastern District to appear for questioning about her 2010 leak to WikiLeaks of hundreds of thousands of State Department and Pentagon documents about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Manning was imprisoned from 2010 to 2017 for the leak. President Obama commuted her sentence before he left office. We speak with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg about the s…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-11). Glenn Greenwald: Chelsea Manning's Refusal to Testify Against WikiLeaks Will Help Save Press Freedom. democracynow.org Chelsea Manning has been sent back to jail after refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. Manning, a U.S. Army whistleblower, had been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in Virginia's Eastern District to appear for questioning about her 2010 leak to WikiLeaks of hundreds of thousands of State Department and Pentagon documents about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept.

ACLU (2019-03-11). The Leniency Shown to Paul Manafort Should Be the Norm for Everyone — Not Just Rich White Men. aclu.org To end mass incarceration, the criminal legal system should stop pushing long prison sentences as a default solution to punishing crime. | Last week, Americans got a front row seat to the two systems of justice we have in America, one reserved for rich white men and the other for communities of color. Unfortunately, though, many people may have drawn the wrong lessons from these examples. | On Thursday, Paul Manafort, a white man, got a 47-month sentence for massive tax and bank fraud, far less than the 24 years recommended by prosecutors. People were outraged, rightfully pointing out that every day in America, B…

Cat Brooks (2019-03-11). Stand Up for Stephon Clark After DA Decision and Mass Arrest. indybay.org On March 2, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Schubert announced that she will not pursue criminal charges against the murderers of Stephon Clark, Sacramento police officers Jared Robinet and Terrence Mercadal. Outraged by the decision, the community protested. On the night of March 4, Sacramento police mass arrested 84 people, including clergy and journalists. Cat Brooks recorded this message of solidarity on March 5: "I'm sending all my love to Sacramento, all my comrades out there in the streets."

RT (2019-03-11). Transgender woman arrested for hate crime spree in NYC (VIDEOS). rt.com A transgender woman has been arrested for a slew of random ambush attacks involving some form of chemical spray on unwitting passersby walking the New York City streets over the weekend.

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-03-11). Daniel Ellsberg Praises Chelsea Manning After She Is Jailed Again. truthout.org U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been sent back to jail after refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. Manning had been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in Virginia's Eastern District to appear for questioning about her 2010 leak to WikiLeaks of hundreds of thousands of State Department and Pentagon documents about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Manning was imprisoned from 2010 to 2017 for the leak. President Obama commuted her sentence before he left office. We speak with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg about th…

teleSUR (2019-03-10). Sudan: Opposition Leader Jailed for a Week for Protests. telesurenglish.net The deputy head of Sudan's opposition Umma Party was sentenced to a week in prison Sunday for demonstrating against the president, party officials said, as activists protested against emergency laws imposed last month. | RELATED | Sudan's Al-Bashir Hands Over Gov't to Newly Appointed Deputy | Mariam Sadiq al-Mahdi, the daughter of Umma leader Sadiq al-Mahdi, was among a group of 19 arrested while demonstrating in front of Umma's headquarters in Omdurman, across the Nile from the ce…

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-10). Huawei sues US govt. over federal ban on use on its products. peoplesdispatch.org Huawei's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada on December 1 on the request of the US. Her arrest was linked to violations of US sanctions against Iran, bank fraud and theft of technology, allegations she has denied…

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.

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). 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.

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.

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). 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

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). 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…

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…

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…

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

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