2019-06-11: Social Media Postees

U.S. activist faces federal charges for providing aid to migrants
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-06-11
Scott Warren was arrested in 2018 for allegedly having "harbored" two fatally weakened undocumented migrants in a facility run by No More Deaths | Source…
mronline.org/2019/06/11/u-s-activist-faces-federal-charges-for-providing-aid-to-migrants/

How the Police State Muzzles Our Right to Speak Truth to Power
John W. Whitehead | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/how-the-police-state-muzzles-our-right-to-speak-truth-to-power/

French state demands four months' jail for "yellow vest" protester Eric Drouet
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
The charges against Drouet are unfounded and underscore that a police state is being built in France.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/11/vest…

Lula Is a Political Prisoner: Brazil Workers' Party
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
Brazilian Workers' Party (PT) reacted Monday to reports published by news website The Intercept saying that they evidence the judicial persecution of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. | RELATED: | Politics, Lack of Evidence Behind Lula Trial: Intercept Expose | "Contrary to what they affirm today in a bid to downplay their illegal moves, (Judge Sergio) Moro and the prosecutors of the Car Wash commission are transcending all the limits of legality and the limits of the r…
telesurenglish.net/news/Lula-Is-a-Political-Prisoner-Victim-of-Lawfare-Brazil-Workers-Party-20190610-0012.html

Lava Jato's Lie Behind Persecution Against Lula, Denounces PT
plenglish.com | 2019-06-10
10 de junio de 2019, 18: 11Brasilia, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Workers" Party (PT) of Brazil denounced on Monday that the dissemination of messages between former judge Sergio Moro and prosecutors confirms the judicial lie to prevent the electoral victory of President Luiz Inácio Lula and the political organization.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Ex-Judge Moro's Conversations Dig up to Charge Lula
plenglish.com | 2019-06-10
Brasilia, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) A series of reports from Intercept website bring to light on Monday unpublished and illegal conversations of former judge Sergio Moro with some prosecutors to incriminate former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Armed group kills 25 in fresh Nigeria attack
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-10
Twenty-five people were buried on Sunday in Nigeria's northwestern state of Sokoto, following an attack allegedly by a local armed group on Saturday. Local police said four people linked to the attack have been arrested, including a woman informant who pretended to be a lunatic. | The attack affected three communities in Rabah local government area of the northern state. | State police chief Ibrahim Kaoje told reporters that Kalhu, Tsage, and Geeri villages came under intense attack by a large number of gunmen who spared no one at sight on Saturday evening. | Kaoje said the attackers also stole hundreds of cow…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/10/armed-group-kills-25-in-fresh-nigeria-attack/

Sudan releases rebel leader, Yasir Arman after five days
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-10
Sudan opposition leader Yasir Arman arrived in Juba, South Sudan on Monday after he was released together with two other rebel leaders by the military junta | Arman, a high-ranking member of the rebel group, Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, was arrested in his home in Khartoum on June 5 and was detained for five days. | He had just recently returned to Sudan after spending several years in exile. | The Sudanese government convicted and sentenced Arman to death in absentia in 2011 for his involvement in an uprising in the Blue Nile State. | The government today also freed SPLM secretary, Ismail Jalab,…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/10/sudan-releases-rebel-leader-yasir-arman-after-five-days/

Has Serbia Lost Kosovo? Why President Hashim Thaàßi Needs Another Conflict with Serbia
Rostislav Ishchenko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
On May 27th the president of Serbia Aleksandr Vucic urged to face the truth and to recognize that Serbia lost Kosovo. On May 28th units of the Kosovar police intruded into Serb districts in the north of Kosovo and arrested …
globalresearch.ca/why-does-hashim-thaci-need-another-conflict-serbia/5680113

Chilean Students Occupy Distinctive Institute
plenglish.com | 2019-06-10
Santiago de Chile, June 10 (Prensa Latina) Students from the iconic National Institute of Santiago de Chile agreed to occupy this campus indefinitely, amidst clashes with police forces that have been interrupting classes at this center for a month.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Nigeria: Widespread Violence Ushers in President's New Term
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-06-10
Nigeria's military guard the campaign headquarters of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria, Feb. 25, 2019. | © AP Photo/Jerome Delay | (Abuja) — The Nigeria elections in 2019 that brought President Muhammadu Buhari back into office for a second term were marred by political violence, some of it by soldiers and police officers, Human Rights Watch said. Buhari should take concrete steps to address the widespread political violence, and to ensure accounta…
hrw.org/news/2019/06/10/nigeria-widespread-violence-ushers-presidents-new-term

"Walk for Israel" PR effort doesn't fool Denver's anti-apartheid protesters
Alex Borenstein | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-10
Coalition of counter-protesters show solidarity with Palestine.
liberationnews.org/walk-for-israel-pr-effort-doesnt-fool-denvers-anti-apartheid-protesters/

Exclusive: Brazil's Top Prosecutors Who Indicted Lula Schemed in Secret Messages to Prevent His Party From Winning 2018 Election
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-06-09
A massive archive exclusively provided to The Intercept confirms long-held suspicions about the politicized motives and deceit of Brazil's corruption investigators.
theintercept.com/2019/06/09/brazil-car-wash-prosecutors-workers-party-lula/

Exclusive: Leaked Chats Between Brazilian Judge and Prosecutor Who Imprisoned Lula Reveal Prohibited Collaboration and Doubts Over Evidence
Andrew Fishman | theintercept.com | 2019-06-09
Judge Sergio Moro repeatedly counseled prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol via Telegram during more than two years of Operation Car Wash.
theintercept.com/2019/06/09/brazil-lula-operation-car-wash-sergio-moro/

Exclusive: Leaked Chats Between Brazilian Judge and Prosecutor Who Imprisoned Lula Reveal Prohibited Collaboration and Doubts Over Evidence
Andrew Fishman | theintercept.com | 2019-06-09
Judge Sergio Moro repeatedly counseled prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol via Telegram during more than two years of Operation Car Wash.
theintercept.com/2019/06/09/brazil-lula-operation-car-wash-sergio-moro/

Exclusive: Brazil's Top Prosecutors Who Indicted Lula Schemed in Secret Messages to Prevent His Party From Winning 2018 Election
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-06-09
A massive archive exclusively provided to the Intercept confirms long-held suspicions about the politicized motives and deceit of Brazil's corruption investigators.
theintercept.com/2019/06/09/brazil-car-wash-prosecutors-workers-party-lula/

Searches Warranted? (Add, Copy, Delete, Alter)
barry_h | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-09
Now we have a press sensation, | As chilling as we've ever had. | Ita says intimidation, | Is there something they want to add? | Copy, delete, alter, add. | | Who was the judge or magistrate | Signed the warrant without falter? | Did they perchance hesitate | When they saw "delete" or "alter"? | Add, copy, delete, alter. | | Why let police play with the papers? | Weird enough (for the sake of Pete). | How often do they grant such capers? | What might the cops want to delete? | Alter, add, copy, delete. | | There's so much not yet explained, | No wonder the press are stroppy, | Denials so far are truly stra…
greenleft.org.au/content/searches-warranted-add-copy-delete-alter

Family Member Believes Man who Died in Police Custody was Denied Proper Medical Care
Santa Cruz Police News | indybay.org | 2019-06-09
On June 1, 40-year-old Kevin Allen died while in custody of the Santa Cruz Police. A SCPD press release states officers were responding to a report that a man had fallen to the ground near Water Street and River Street in Santa Cruz when they found and took Kevin Allen into custody and transported him to jail, claiming he was intoxicated. Once at the jail, medical staff there determined Allen would need to be taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead after suffering cardiac issues on the ride over. Community members have questioned why Allen was not given medical attention immediately instead of being a…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/05/18823756.php

Massive Extradition Protest Fills Hong Kong Streets
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-09
HONG KONG–Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to voice their opposition to government-sponsored legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges. | The massive demonstration took place three days before the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's government plans to bring the highly contentious bill to the full legislature, bypassing the committee process, in a bid to win approval by the end of the month. | Police estimated the crowd at 240,000, but organizers said more than 1 million…
truthdig.com/articles/massive-extradition-protest-fills-hong-kong-streets/

More Arrests for Latest Homophobic Attack in London
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-09
A fifth arrest was made on Saturday for the recent homophobic attack against a lesbian couple in London. The boy is aged 16, similar to the four other assailants. | RELATED: | US: Straight Pride Organizers Linked to White Supremacists | UK police have announced a new arrest for the homophobic assault against a lesbian couple on a London night bus. The case…
telesurenglish.net/news/More-Arrests-for-Latest-Homophobic-Attack-in-London-20190609-0008.html

Civil Disobidience Empties Streets in Sudan's Capital
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-09
A campaign of civil disobedience to demand civilian rule left the streets of Sudan's capital Khartoum largely deserted as the working week began Sunday, while police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in Khartoum North, witnesses said. | RELATED: | African Union Suspends Sudan After Army Crackdown on Protests | They also started the general strike to protest the arrest of three movement leaders who participated in the negotiations with the military authorities. | Opposition…
telesurenglish.net/news/Civil-Disobidience-Empties-Streets-in-Sudans-Capital-20190609-0004.html

Decades After False Convictions, 'When They See Us' Highlights Media Failure
Xavier Best | commondreams.org | 2019-06-09
When They See Us, Ava DuVernay's harrowing retelling for Netflix of the false conviction of the five New York youths who became nationally known as the Central Park Five, has reignited discussions about race, stereotypes and how America's penal system has historically brutalized black people under the banner of "criminal justice."…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/09/decades-after-false-convictions-when-they-see-us-highlights-media-failure?cd-origin=rss

US-backed Saudi regime tortures dissidents on eve of threatened beheadings
wsws.org | 2019-06-08
Among those slated for execution is Murtaja Qureiris, arrested at age 13 for participating in a peaceful protest against the monarchy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/08/saud…

NYPD, Apology for Stonewall Not Accepted
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-08
What the NYPD did in Greenwich Village on June 28, 1969 was not an exceptional event. There was nothing new about cops busting up a queer bar, beating people up and putting them in police cars. In 1969, that was commonplace. Every queer person knew what the red flashing lights meant: arrest, getting beaten or perhaps raped. What was unique on June 28, 1969 was that queer people stood up and fought back, not only for that day but for four days afterwards, in what became known as the Stonewall Riots. This uprising and the plethora of organizations that emerged afterwards were the birth of the modern LGBTQ+ right…
truthout.org/articles/nypd-apology-for-stonewall-not-accepted/

Minnesota cop sentenced to 12+ years for killing unarmed woman who called 911
rt.com | 2019-06-08
A former Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer convicted of shooting an unarmed woman in an alley behind her home was given a 12.5 year prison sentence, in a controversial case that had the ACLU crying racism. | …
rt.com/usa/461354-police-shooting-prison-sentence/

Family Member Believes Man who Died in Police Custody was Denied Proper Medical Care
Santa Cruz Police News | indybay.org | 2019-06-08
On June 1, 40-year-old Kevin Allen died while in custody of the Santa Cruz Police. A SCPD press release states officers were responding to a report that a man had fallen to the ground near Water Street and River Street in Santa Cruz when they found and took Kevin Allen into custody and transported him to jail, claiming he was intoxicated. Once at the jail, medical staff there determined Allen would need to be taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead after suffering cardiac issues on the ride over. Community members have questioned why Allen was not given medical attention immediately instead of being a…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/05/18823756.php

A Vast Archive Exposed the Secret History of Kidnapping and Assassination in Guatemala. Now It's Under Threat
Cora Currier | theintercept.com | 2019-06-08
The attack on the archive is part of "an aggressive rejection of human rights principles" from conservative Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales.
theintercept.com/2019/06/08/guatemala-historical-archive-national-police-jimmy-morales/

Teachers struggles erupt across Latin America
wsws.org | 2019-06-08
The response by the ruling class to the resistance led by teachers has been the same everywhere: the claim that there is "no money" and police state repression.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/08/lata…

Australian police chief links media raids to US-led "Five Eyes" spy network
wsws.org | 2019-06-08
Gaughan's statement points to the targeting of journalists in order to cover up Washington's preparations for wars and mass political surveillance.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/08/gaud…

A Vast Archive Exposed the Secret History of Kidnapping and Assassination in Guatemala. Now It's Under Threat
Cora Currier | theintercept.com | 2019-06-08
The attack on the archive is part of "an aggressive rejection of human rights principles" from conservative Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales.
theintercept.com/2019/06/08/guatemala-historical-archive-national-police-jimmy-morales/

Australian media workers denounce police raids
wsws.org | 2019-06-08
ABC workers spoke of their shock and alarm at the arrival of federal police in their building.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/08/raid…

Racism as a public health crisis
Jessicah Pierre | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-08
Racism is often viewed as an action performed by individuals. But even if we got rid of all America's prejudiced individuals, racism would still exist in the systems they built. | Systemic racism, writer Jenee Desmond-Harris explains, refers to how racial disparities operate "in major parts of U.S. society: the economy, politics, education, and more." | Racism, in other words, isn't just someone using a racial slur. It's also the poor schooling in predominantly black and brown neighborhoods, the racial wealth gap, housing discrimination, mass incarceration, police killings of unarmed black and brown people, hi…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/08/racism-as-a-public-health-crisis/

French Police Crack Down on 30th 'Yellow Vest' Protest
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-08
French police violently clashed with protesters Saturday at the 30th consecutive weekend of " yellow vest" demonstrations, using tear gas and water cannons in the southern city of Montpellier. | RELATED: | French Yellow Vests Protest Day Before EU Polls Announced | The "yellow vest" protests, named after the brightly colored safety jackets French drivers h…
telesurenglish.net/news/French-Police-Crack-Down-on-30th-Yellow-Vest-Protest-20190608-0010.html

Trump wants to make Alaska's protected wilderness a hunting ground
Kitty Block | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-08
A video featuring a father and son slaughtering a mother black bear and then her two screaming newborn cubs in their den has ricocheted around the world, drawing obvious comparisons to the killing of Cecil, the African lion, by a Minnesota dentist several years ago. | Sadly, the shocking brutality the two men displayed for the world to see could soon be sanct…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/08/trump-wants-to-make-alaskas-protected-wilderness-a-hunting-ground/

FROM THE FIELD: Murals help heal wounds of bloody conflict in Guatemala
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-08
"The villagers knew that the military kidnapped [indigenous] people and brought them here and tortured them. While alive, they were forced to dig their own graves. Some would be buried in the ground, here, still half alive." The chilling words of Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez, a member of an indigenous group in Guatemala.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1040081

Revenge of the Machine: New York Party Bosses Rally to Melinda Katz in Pivotal Prosecutor Race
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-06-07
One year ago, the Queens Democratic machine, which has controlled the politics of the borough in one form or another for decades, was stunned by the surprise loss of longtime party boss Joe Crowley to 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. | The borg quickly reformed itself. Crowley was subsequently reelected chair of the county party, became a powerhouse lobbyist, and his Brooklyn-based protege, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, eased into Crowley's vacated leadership position in the House of Representatives. | The lo…
theintercept.com/2019/06/07/queens-new-york-district-attorney-race-melinda-katz/

Revenge of the Machine: New York Party Bosses Rally to Melinda Katz in Pivotal Prosecutor Race
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-06-07
One year ago, the Queens Democratic machine, which has controlled the politics of the borough in one form or another for decades, was stunned by the surprise loss of longtime party boss Joe Crowley to 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. | The borg quickly reformed itself. Crowley was subsequently reelected chair of the county party, became a powerhouse lobbyist, and his Brooklyn-based protege, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, eased into Crowley's vacated leadership position in the House of Representatives. | The lo…
theintercept.com/2019/06/07/queens-new-york-district-attorney-race-melinda-katz/

Colombia: Top Prosecutor Says Sinaloa Cartel Present in Country
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-07
Colombia's highest prosecutor and oversight official, Carlos Negret denounced the presence of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel in southern Colombia, in the department of Caqueta, one of the areas most affected by armed violence for decades. | RELATED: | Protect Ex-Farc Members or Risk Losing Peace: UN Tells Colombia | "I am worried about extortion, ill…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-Top-Prosecutor-Says-Sinaloa-Cartel-Present-in-Country-20190607-0005.html

40+ State and Local Prosecutors Say They Won't Enforce 'Unconscionable' Abortion Bans
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-07
Calling recent anti-choice laws in a number of states "unconscionable" and unconstitutional, more than three dozen state attorneys general and local prosecutors said Friday that they would not enforce the new legislation. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/07/40-state-and-local-prosecutors-say-they-wont-enforce-unconscionable-abortion-bans?cd-origin=rss

Under Tariff Pressure From the US, Mexico Detains Migrant Activists
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-07
Mexico City–Mexican authorities arrested two migrant activists Wednesday on suspicion of human smuggling in connection with the pair's efforts to provide support for Central American migrants traveling to the United States. However, supporters believe the arrests are due to the ongoing dispute between Mexico and the United States over the potential imposition of tariffs on all Mexican goods entering the U.S. | President Donald Trump has threatened to impose a 5 percent tariff on Mexican goods, rising steadily to 25 percent, unless Mexico takes measures to stop migration from Central America through the co…
truthout.org/articles/under-tariff-pressure-from-the-us-mexico-detains-migrant-activists/

Meet the animal rights activists facing prison time for rescuing ducks, piglets from factory farms
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-07
Nearly 100 animal rights activists were arrested by police in riot gear for carrying out a rescue mission and protest at the Reichardt Duck Farm in Petaluma, California.
nationofchange.org/2019/06/07/meet-the-animal-rights-activists-facing-prison-time-for-rescuing-ducks-piglets-from-factory-farms/

UK: Police Arrest 4 Teens for Brutal Gay Bashing of 2 Women
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-07
Police arrested four teenage suspects Friday in an attack on a lesbian couple who were violently attacked on a London bus on May 30 after refusing their perpetrator's request to engage in intimate acts. | RELATED: | Israel's LGBTQ Community Performs Mass Marriage To Protest Anti-Gay Laws | During interviews with the media in England, where the couple lives, and Uruguay, where Geymonat is from, the doctor said she and Chris were traveling that night on the top deck of a…
telesurenglish.net/news/UK-Police-Arrest-4-Teens-for-Brutal-Gay-Bashing-of-2-Women-20190607-0006.html

Review: "When They See Us"
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-07
"It's no longer about justice it's about politics…And politics will do whatever it has to do to survive." Thirty years ago, at 10: 15 p.m., on the night of April 19, 1989, five teenage boys of color–Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, Raymond Santana, and Kevin Richardson, were rounded up by police. Inside the police station, …
peoplesworld.org/article/review-when-they-see-us/

SPLC Action Fund: Louisiana criminal justice reform bills a good start, but more work remains
splcenter.org | 2019-06-07
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed two bills into law this week that will improve transparency in police activities and save taxpayer money by eliminating lengthy sentences that are not warranted.
splcenter.org/news/2019/06/07/splc-action-fund-louisiana-criminal-justice-reform-bills-good-start-more-work-remains

The Global War on Journalism
Mike Head | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
Australian Federal Police officers raided two separate news offices within 24 hours this week, in a chilling and blatant attack on the freedom of the press, aimed at intimidating journalists who report on government misconduct and war crimes. | On Wednesday, …
globalresearch.ca/global-war-journalism/5679904

You're Under Arrest: How the US Police State Muzzles Our Right to Speak Truth to Power
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
"History shows that governments sometimes seek to regulate our lives finely, acutely, thoroughly, and exhaustively. In our own time and place, criminal laws have grown so exuberantly and come to cover so much previously innocent conduct that almost anyone can …
globalresearch.ca/youre-under-arrest-how-police-state-muzzles-our-right-speak-truth-power/5679865

Australian police powers risking the criminalisation of public interest journalism
GetUp! | indybay.org | 2019-06-07
This is unprecedented. | As I write, the Australian Federal Police are crawling through the headquarters of our national broadcaster. Accessing private emails. Scouring hard-drives. Rounding up handwritten notes. They have the power to collect, decrypt, alter and delete whatever they want.1 | Why? Because the ABC dared to report on allegations that Australian soldiers unlawfully killed children in Afghanistan.2…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/05/18823743.php

Malawi police use tear gas to break up protests
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-07
Armed police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators demanding the resignation of Malawi's president, Peter Mutharika. Mutharika narrowly won re-election in the southern African country in May. | Critics say the election was rigged. | Teargas is seen outside the Malawi Congress Party headquarters in Lilongwe, Malawi June 6, 2019, in this still image obtained from video taken from social media. Ulemu Msungama (Malawi Congress Party)/via REUTERS. | Thousands of supporters of opposition parties marched in the streets of the capital, Lilongwe, a Reuters witness said, with one group occupying a complex housing the pre…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/07/malawi-police-use-tear-gas-to-break-up-protests/

Investigative Journalist is Detained in Russia on Suspicion of Drug Possession
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-06-07
Yesterday, police in central Moscow detained Ivan Golunov, an investigative reporter at Meduza, a prominent online media outlet. They stopped him on the street and claimed to have found synthetic drugs in his backpack, and then more drugs at his apartment. Golunov's friends and colleagues are adamant that his arrest is directly connected to his reporting. They also emphasize that he has never used any narcotic substances.
hrw.org/news/2019/06/07/investigative-journalist-detained-russia-suspicion-drug-possession

'Mental Health Crisis, Don't Shoot!'
Michelle Chen | progressive.org | 2019-06-07
New York City, like the nation, often responds to emotionally disturbed persons with police violence. Some places are trying to change that.
progressive.org/dispatches/mental-health-policing-chen-190607/