2019-06-04: Social Media Postees

Nearly 100 Animal Rights Activists Arrested for Protesting 'Torturous Practices' at Duck Slaughterhouse
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-04
"The real criminality is the systemic torture and slaughter of billions of animals in the cruelest, filthiest, most sadistic conditions. But the police protect the corporate criminals." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/04/nearly-100-animal-rights-activists-arrested-protesting-torturous-practices-duck?cd-origin=rss

Talk Africa: Reclaimed Land conversation in South Africa
Dinah Matengo | cgtn.com | 2019-06-04
South Africa is one of the most industrialized countries on the continent. Yet, not far from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan centers such as Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town, underdeveloped rural communities continue to struggle for a better life. Under successive colonial and apartheid governments, the mass relocation of black people to poor homelands and underserved townships formed the basis of today's challenges. | The end of apartheid ushered in new hope. As Nelson Mandela said in 1995: "With freedom and democracy, came restoration of the right to land. And with it the opportunity to address the…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/04/talk-africareclaimed-land-conversation-in-south-africa/

Findings of Torture: The UN Rapporteur and Julian Assange
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-04
Another crude and sad chapter, yet more evidence of a system's vengeance against its challengers. Julian Assange, like they dying Roman emperor Vespasian, may be transforming into a god of sorts, but the suffering of his mortal physical is finding its mark. While some in the cynical, narcissistic press corps still find little to commend…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/04/findings-of-torture-the-un-rapporteur-and-julian-assange/

Indonesian Suicide Bomber Wounded After Botched Attempt
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-04
An Indonesian militant was seriously wounded on Tuesday when he attempted to blow himself up outside of a police station, the local authorities stated. | RELATED: | Indonesia's Mount Agung Volcano Grounds Flights After Splurting 4,600-Meter Ash Cloud | The unnamed militant was believed to have been influenced by the Islamic State terrorist group after investigators found information proving the 22-year-old's exposure to the organization. | "This was a suic…
telesurenglish.net/news/Indonesian-Suicide-Bomber-Wounded-After-Botched-Attempt-20190604-0002.html

Anti Police-Terror Project Statement on AB 392, the California Act to Save Lives
APTP | indybay.org | 2019-06-04
From our inception, the Anti Police-Terror Project has never subscribed to the belief that policing in America can be fixed. The system is not broken and thus cannot be made to right itself. Born of the slave trade, policing in America was then – and is now – about the catching, killing and incarcerating of Black and Indigenous bodies. We are an abolitionist organization committed to interrupting and rapidly responding to state violence, radically transforming the way in which we as a society define public safety and develop new practices to implement community security that are not rooted in race-based capitalis…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/31/18823688.php

Is Pope Francis Doing Enough to Root Out Sex Abuse in the Church? — RAI with Matthew Fox (2/8)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-04
Pope Francis announced new rules requiring pedophilia and sexual abuse to be reported to Church superiors, but survivors are critical, saying police need to be informed — on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/is-pope-francis-doing-enough-to-root-out-sex-abuse-in-the-church-rai-with-matthew-fox-2-8

In legal victory for Assange, Swedish court rules against extradition
wsws.org | 2019-06-04
Despite Swedish prosecutors having investigated Julian Assange on bogus allegations of sexual misconduct for eight years, they have never charged him.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/04/swed…

30+ Arrested as Hundreds of Animal Rights Activists Descend on Slaughterhouse, Locking Necks to Slaughter Line
commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/06/03/30-arrested-hundreds-animal-rights-activists-descend-slaughterhouse-locking?cd-origin=rss

Britain and Australia dismiss UN report that Assange has been tortured
wsws.org | 2019-06-03
The brazen responses demonstrate the criminality of the US-led vendetta against Assange, which is proceeding in violation of due process and the fundamental tenets of international law.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/03/tort…

Sudan: UN chief deplores excessive force used against pro-democracy protesters, calls on military and civilian leaders to 'stay the course' in negotiations
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-03
Security forces in Sudan fired on pro-democracy protesters in the capital Khartoum on Monday, leaving a number of dead and many more injured, prompting the United Nation chief's condemnation and an appeal for "peaceful dialogue" to resume.
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Sudan: UN chief deplores excessive force used against pro-democracy protesters, calls on military and civilian leaders to 'stay the course' in negotiations
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-03
Security forces in Sudan fired on pro-democracy protesters in the capital Khartoum on Monday, leaving a number of dead and many more injured, prompting the United Nations chief's condemnation and an appeal for "peaceful dialogue" to resume.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1039701

Brits to Protest Trump in London. 18 Anti-Trump Related Events. DJT to Meet Up Queen Elizabeth II
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Mass public resistance awaits him during his three-day visit, including photo-op meetings with Queen Elizabeth and UK officials. | Reportedly, millions of pounds were spent for security, largely for deploying thousands of police and other security forces. | Scotland Yard estimates that …
globalresearch.ca/brits-protest-trump-london-en-masse/5679438

What Former NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton's Column Omitted About Racist Broken Windows Policing
Colin Benjamin | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-03
Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton still trying to defend bigoted "Broken Windows" policing… | On Sunday, former New York City Commissioner Bill Bratton wrote an op-ed expressing frustration that the racially-applied "Broken Windows" policing policy, which he championed, is falling out of favor. | In a New York Daily News column, Mr. Bratton laments that "One of the foundations of New York City's public safety renaissance is falling out of favor in some quarters." Since, Bratton was an early proponent of promoting this discredited policing policy, it's no surprise he's trying to preserve it as somehow being…
www.blackstarnews.com/ny-watch/crime/wha…

Brits to Protest Trump in London. 18 Anti-Trump Related Events. DJT to Meet Up with Queen Elizabeth II
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Mass public resistance awaits him during his three-day visit, including photo-op meetings with Queen Elizabeth and UK officials. | Reportedly, millions of pounds were spent for security, largely for deploying thousands of police and other security forces. | Scotland Yard estimates that …
globalresearch.ca/brits-protest-trump-london-en-masse/5679438

Chile: Indigenous People Reject Piñera's Consultation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-03
The Committees of Indigenous Peoples of the Communist, Progressive and Green Socialist Regionalist Front parties rejected the Indigenous Consultation being developed by the Chilean government to modify current Indigenous laws. | RELATED: | Chilean Police Repress Thousands of Protesting Students | The parties, in a statement, denounced changes proposed by the go…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Indigenous-People-Reject-Pineras-Consultation-20190603-0007.html

Anti Police-Terror Project Statement on AB 392, the California Act to Save Lives
APTP | indybay.org | 2019-06-03
From our inception, the Anti Police-Terror Project has never subscribed to the belief that policing in America can be fixed. The system is not broken and thus cannot be made to right itself. Born of the slave trade, policing in America was then – and is now – about the catching, killing and incarcerating of Black and Indigenous bodies. We are an abolitionist organization committed to interrupting and rapidly responding to state violence, radically transforming the way in which we as a society define public safety and develop new practices to implement community security that are not rooted in race-based capitalis…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/31/18823688.php

Chile: Indigenous People Reject Piñera's Consultation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-03
The Committees of Indigenous Peoples of the Communist, Progressive and Green Socialist Regionalist Front parties rejected the Indigenous Consultation being developed by the Chilean government to modify current Indigenous laws. | RELATED: | Chilean Police Repress Thousands of Protesting Students | The parties, in a statement, denounced changes proposed by the go…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Indigenous-People-Reject-Pineras-Consultation-20190603-0007.html

St. Paul marks police killing of Marcus Golden
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-06-03
St. Paul, MN – June 2 would have been Marcus Golden's 29th birthday, but he was shot in the back of the head and killed by St. Paul police four years ago. About three dozen friends and family of Marcus and other victims of police killing, activists, and supporters gathered, June 2, in front of the Minnesota Governor's Mansion to celebrate Marcus' birthday and call for justice for all victims of police violence. | Monique Collars Doty, Marcus' aunt and member of Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar and Black Lives Matter Minnesota, said, "I thank you so much for being out here to show Marcus some love, to sho…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/6/3/st-paul-m…

South Africa ruling opens way for apartheid-era prosecutions
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-03
FILE — In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 file photo, Imtiaz Cajee, nephew of Ahmed Timol, poses with his book "Timol, A Quest for Justice" in the North Gauteng High court in Pretoria, South Africa. A former South African police officer will face trial over the 1971 killing of an anti-apartheid activist after a court ruling that could lead to the prosecution of similar crimes. The high court in Johannesburg on Monday, June 3, 2019 dismissed 80-year-old Joao Rodrigues' application for a permanent stay of prosecution. (AP Photo, File) | A former South African police officer will face trial over the 1971 killing o…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/03/south-africa-ruling-opens-way-for-apartheid-era-prosecutions/

Sacramento PD arrests 12-year-old Black child, places plastic bag over his head
Mark T. Harris, SF Bay View | indybay.org | 2019-06-03
Sacramento residents are dismayed by word that a 12-year-old child, who stands 4-feet-10-inches tall and weighs fewer than 100 pounds, was inappropriately constrained by police officers and had a bag placed over his head.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/30/18823668.php

Iraq Combat Veteran: Pardon of War Criminals Sends Disturbing Message to U.S. Military, World
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-03
President Trump is considering pardoning American military members convicted of war crimes. One of the requests for a pardon is reportedly for Navy SEALs Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who is facing charges of shooting unarmed civilians and killing a wounded captive teenage fighter by stabbing him with a knife and then staging a re-enlistment ceremony over the dead teen's body. On Thursday, a military judge in San Diego ordered Gallagher free from custody, citing prosecutorial misconduct in his murder trial for war crimes. The court has yet to rule on whether to remove prosecutors or to throw out the…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/3/iraq_comba…

Uruguayan Prosecutor's Office against Crimes against Humanity
plenglish.com | 2019-06-03
03 de junio de 2019, 12: 04Montevideo, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The Uruguayan Prosecutor"s Office for the Crime against Humanity has reaffirmed as the main legal guarantee that the dictatorship"s repressors here (1973-1985) will not escape the focus of justice.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Pardoning War Criminals Sends a Disturbing Message, Says Iraq Veteran
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-03
President Trump is considering pardoning American military members convicted of war crimes. One of the requests for a pardon is reportedly for Navy SEALs Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who is facing charges of shooting unarmed civilians and killing a wounded captive teenage fighter by stabbing him with a knife and then staging a re-enlistment ceremony over the dead teen's body. On Thursday, a military judge in San Diego ordered Gallagher free from custody, citing prosecutorial misconduct in his murder trial for war crimes. The court has yet to rule on whether to remove prosecutors or to throw out t…
truthout.org/video/pardoning-war-criminals-sends-a-disturbing-message-says-iraq-veteran/

Swedish Court Rejects Request to Detain Assange over 2010 Case
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-03
A Swedish court on Monday said it considers Julian Assange a suspect in a 2010 rape case but rejected a request to detain him, dashing the prosecutor's hopes of having him swiftly extradited from Britain. | RELATED: | UN Rights Expert Defends Assange, Says Institutions Abusing Power for 'Ulterior Motives' | The Uppsala district court…
telesurenglish.net/news/Swedish-Court-Rejects-Request-to-Detain-Assange-over-2010-Case-20190603-0013.html

Ex-Governor's Phone Seized in Flint Water Probe
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-03
LANSING, Mich. — Authorities investigating Flint's water crisis have used search warrants to seize from storage the state-owned mobile devices of former Gov. Rick Snyder and 65 other current or former officials, The Associated Press has learned. | The warrants were sought two weeks ago by the attorney general's office and signed by a Flint judge, according to documents the AP obtained through public records requests. | Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, who is helping with the probe, confirmed they executed a…
truthdig.com/articles/ex-governors-phone-seized-in-flint-water-probe/

Uruguayan Prosecutor's Office against Crimes against Humanity
plenglish.com | 2019-06-03
Montevideo, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The Uruguayan Prosecutor"s Office for the Crime against Humanity has reaffirmed as the main legal guarantee that the dictatorship"s repressors here (1973-1985) will not escape the focus of justice.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Minnesota BDS movement demands state divestment from apartheid
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-06-03
St. Paul, MN – On May 30, Palestinian-Americans and solidarity activists called on the Minnesota State Board of Investment (SBI) to divest from Israeli companies that violate international law and profit from the occupation of Palestine. | Speaking to the SBI at the state capitol, the activists highlighted several problematic companies the State of Minnesota currently is invested in. These included high-tech weapons manufacturer Elbit Systems, telecom company Bezeq and several Israeli banks. | "It is only appropriate that we hold ourselves to the highest standard and become an example for the rest of the nation,"
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/6/2/minnesota…

Half of Black Caucus Signs on to Israeli Stance on Syria, in Defiance of Black Public Opinion
Glen Ford | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
The Congressional Black Caucus sides with its party's war mongers and in fear of the Israel lobby, while large Black majorities believe Israel is neither an ally nor a friend. | "The Black Caucus' tolerance of apartheid Israel's barbarism is infinite."…
globalresearch.ca/half-black-caucus-signs-israeli-stance-syria-defiance-black-public-opinion/5679413

New York rallies on Al-Quds Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-06-03
New York, NY – Over 100 people gathered in Times Square on May 31 in honor of the International Day of Al-Quds. This day marks the occupation of Palestine and is in protest of Israel's apartheid regime. | The speakers addressed different topics, from the United States' role in the occupation to other examples of intervention in the Middle East and around the world. | Joe Catron, of the group Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Network, read a statement from Ahmad Sa'adat, General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine that stated, "The goal of every struggling revolutionary prisoner, whether in…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/6/3/new-york-…

Colombia: Two Police Officers Linked to 'Aguilas Negras' Arrested As Group Issues New Threats
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-02
Two Colombian police officers have been arrested on charges related to their alleged association with the Aguilas Negras paramilitary group in Colombia This comes after a group using that name circulated threatening pamphlets at a university targeting people who participated in recent protests against government cuts to public education. | RELATED | Colombian Paramilitary Group Offers Bounty on Indigenous Leaders | The two officers, Deputy Commissioner Gerardo William Molano G…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-Two-Police-Officers-Linked-to-Aguilas-Negras-Arrested-As-Group-Issues-New-Threats-20190601-0017.html

US History Is Defined by the Use of Torture
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-02
Soon after 9/11, the US began holding people in secret prisons around the world in places called "black sites." Black sites were secret and what happened within them was unknown. When we did learn about the techniques our government was using to extract information, we were told it was not torture but something called "enhanced interrogation." It sounded new and not so brutal. But it was torture. An updated version of it, but torture nonetheless, which forced us to think about what we were willing to do to other human beings in a state of war. In this episode, Rebecca Gordon argues that enhanced interrogation…
truthout.org/audio/us-history-is-defined-by-the-use-of-torture/

Cambodia: Over 145 Opposition Members Summoned
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-06-02
Riot police walk toward their positions to block supporters of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party marching toward an appeals court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. | © 2018 AP Photo/Heng Sinith | (New York) — Cambodian authorities should immediately end the harassment of former opposition party members and their supporters, Human Rights Watch said today. European Union officials arriving in Cambodia on June 3, 2…
hrw.org/news/2019/06/02/cambodia-over-145-opposition-members-summoned

Connecticut activists speak against police violence with a silent march
Karleigh Chardonnay Merlot | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-02
"How can I stop marching if the discrimination hasn't stopped?"
liberationnews.org/connecticut-activists-speak-against-police-violence-with-a-silent-march/

Connecticut activists speak against police violence with a silent march
Karleigh Chardonnay Merlot | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-02
"How can I stop marching if the discrimination hasn't stopped?"
liberationnews.org/connecticut-activists-speak-against-police-violence-with-a-silent-march/

There's a Simple Explanation for Racial Disparities in Terrorism Prosecutions: Racism
Maha Hilal | commondreams.org | 2019-06-01
A Black Lives Matter protest, November 2015. (Photo: Johnny Silvercloud, Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/01/theres-simple-explanation-racial-disparities-terrorism-prosecutions-racism?cd-origin=rss

Viking Ship Captain Arrested in Deadly Budapest Boat Crash
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-01
The river cruise ship collided with a much smaller sightseeing boat on the Danube River, leaving seven dead and 21 still missing.
truthdig.com/articles/viking-ship-captain-arrested-in-deadly-budapest-boat-crash/

Trump Against the First Amendment
Pierre Tristam | commondreams.org | 2019-06-01
Julian Assange after being arrested by U.K. authorities in May. (Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/01/trump-against-first-amendment?cd-origin=rss

UN Condemns the Psychological Torture Inflicted Upon Julian Assange. "Coordinated" by UK, US, Sweden and Ecuador
Dr. Leon Tressell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
The UN Torture Expert, Nils Melzer, has strongly condemned the psychological torture inflicted upon WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange by a coalition of countries led by the United States and United Kingdom. | The WikiLeaks publisher has spent over 7 weeks …
globalresearch.ca/un-condemns-psychological-torture-inflicted-julian-assange-coordinated-international-attack-uk-usa-sweden-ecuador/5679209

Findings of Torture: The UN Rapporteur and Julian Assange
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-01
Another crude and sad chapter, yet more evidence of a system's vengeance against its challengers. Julian Assange, like they dying Roman emperor Vespasian, may be transforming into a god of sorts, but the suffering of his mortal physical is finding its mark. While some in the cynical, narcissistic press corps still find little to commend …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/findings-of-torture-the-un-rapporteur-and-julian-assange/

Findings of Torture: The UN Rapporteur and Julian Assange
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
Another crude and sad chapter, yet more evidence of a system's vengeance against its challengers. Julian Assange, like they dying Roman emperor Vespasian, may be transforming into a god of sorts, but the suffering of his mortal physical is …
globalresearch.ca/findings-torture-un-rapporteur-julian-assange/5679205

A new film shows how police powers couldn't stop people dancing
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-06-01
A new independent film called Beats explores the power of friendship and rebellion. Set against the backdrop of the 1994 Criminal Justice Act (CJA), it also shows how new police powers couldn't stop people dancing. The Canary spoke to director and co-writer Brian Welsh about the inspiration for the film, and it's relevance in 2019. | "A succession of repetitive beats"
thecanary.co/reviews/2019/06/01/a-new-film-shows-how-police-powers-couldnt-stop-people-dancing/

12 Victims Mourned in Shooting at Virginia Beach City Building
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-01
Eleven of the dead were veteran city employees. Utilities engineer DeWayne Craddock is identified as the assailant fatally shot by police.
truthdig.com/articles/12-victims-mourned-in-shooting-at-virginia-beach-city-building/

Peterloo: A defining moment in the struggle for democracy in Britain
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-31
Peterloo | Written & directed by Mike Leigh | Starring Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake & Pearce Quigley | In cinemas now | *** | The international release of British director Mike Leigh's new film Peterloo marks 200 years since the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre in Manchester, England. On August 16 that year, a crowd estimated at up to 80,000 gathered in St Peter's Fields to demand parliamentary reform and an extension of voting rights. | On the orders of the government in London and reactionary local magistrates, armed troops and militias arrested the protest leaders and then charged into the crowd. They killed at l…
greenleft.org.au/content/peterloo-defining-moment-struggle-democracy-britain

Zimbabwe: Seven activists arrested, charged with treason
amnesty.org | 2019-05-31
Seven activists, arrested on different dates, are facing charges of treason after they attended a training organised by the Center for Non-Violence Action and Strategies (CANVAS) in the Maldives. Five of the activists have already appeared in court and are remanded in custody until 6 June. The offence 'subverting a constitutional government' carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. These arrests are part of an ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders, activists and opposition members in the country and are an attempt by the government to stifle peaceful protest over the recently implemented austerity mea…
amnesty.org/en/documents/afr46/0450/2019/en/

US activists vow to protect Venezuelan embassy
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-31
At 9.30am on May 16, police officers illegally entered the Venezuelan embassy in the Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington DC and arrested four activists lawfully living in the building since April 10, as guests of the legitimate Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro. | The four activists arrested were Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese (with the group Popular Resistance), Adrienne Pine (an academic) and David Paul (a CODEPINK member). They are part of a group called the Embassy Protection Collective. | According to the Embassy Protection Collective's attorney Mara Verheyden Hilliard, the activists were charged…
greenleft.org.au/content/us-activists-vow-protect-venezuelan-embassy

Cleveland's Cuyahoga County Jail Guards Pepper-Spray Black Woman Strapped to Torture Chamber Restraint Chair
Colin Benjamin | blackstarnews.com | 2019-05-31
Chantelle Glass is being victimized above by guards inside Cuyahoga County Jail torture chamber… | A newly released video shows a Black Ohio woman being pepper-sprayed and assaulted by corrections officers inside Cleveland's Cuyahoga County Jail–while she was strapped to a restraint chair, in July 2018. | The Cuyahoga County Jail has been in the news recently because of the suspicious deaths of nine inmates over the past year. Two corrections officers have been arrested and charged in connection with one of those deaths–that of inmate Joseph Arquillo. Several others have also been arrested and charged wi…
www.blackstarnews.com/us-politics/justic…

US activists vow to protect Venezuelan embassy
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-31
At 9.30am on May 16, police officers illegally entered the Venezuelan embassy in the Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington DC and arrested four activists lawfully living in the building since April 10, as guests of the legitimate Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro. | The four activists arrested were Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese (with the group Popular Resistance), Adrienne Pine (an academic) and David Paul (a CODEPINK member). They are part of a group called the Embassy Protection Collective. | According to the Embassy Protection Collective's attorney Mara Verheyden Hilliard, the activists were charged…
greenleft.org.au/content/us-activists-vow-protect-venezuelan-embassy

Turkey: Leyla Gàºven ends hunger strike
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-31
Peoples Democratic Party MP, Leyla Gàºven ended her 200-day hunger strike on May 26. Gàºven had been consuming only sugar and salt solutions and vitamins. | Gàºven, a member of the Turkish parliament, began her hunger strike in prison. She was arrested for criticising the Turkish invasion of Afrin, a predominantly Kurdish area of northern Syria. | Gàºven's hunger strike was a protest against the isolation of imprisoned PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) leader Abdullah àñcalan, who has been imprisoned since 1999 and has not been allowed visitors, including family members and lawyers, f…
greenleft.org.au/content/turkey-leyla-guven-ends-hunger-strike

The UN Torture Report on Assange Is an Indictment of Our Entire Society
Caitlin Johnstone | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-31
On the eighth of April, shortly before London police forcibly carried WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy, a doctor named Sondra S Crosby wrote a letter to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights requesting that the office look into Assange's case. Today, following a scorching rebuke of multiple …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/the-un-torture-report-on-assange-is-an-indictment-of-our-entire-society/

Émirats arabes unis: Un homme détenu au secret risque d'être torturé
amnesty.org | 2019-05-31
Ahmad Ali Mekkaoui, un ressortissant libanais, est détenu au secret depuis le 11 avril 2019. Il court un risque accru de subir des actes de torture et d'autres mauvais traitements. Ahmad Ali Mekkaoui purge une peine de 15 ans de réclusion aux Émirats arabes unis pour ´ terrorisme ª. Les procédures judiciaires à son encontre ont été entachées de graves irégularités – détention arbitraire, détention provisoire d'une durée excessive, ´ aveux ª forcés, allégations de torture et manque d'accès à des soins médicaux, entre autres.
amnesty.org/en/documents/mde25/0445/2019/fr/