2019-12-07: News Headlines

Staff (2019-12-07). New Orleans Activists Clash With Sheriff Over Jail Expansion. truthout.org New Orleans — Back in 2010, New Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman asked the city government for a 6,000-bed jail to replace buildings damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The proposal faced backlash in a city notorious for the conditions in its jail and the brutality of its criminal legal system. In 2015, a new jail opened with only 1,438 beds. | Gusman continues to push for a bigger jail, and the backlash continues. After receiving a proposal from Gusman earlier this year that would have significantly increased…

Matthew Hoh (2019-12-06). Authorizations for Madness; The Effects and Consequences of Congress' Endless Permissions for War. counterpunch.org I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can…Its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. — Dwight Eisenhower. For the first time in decades, passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been delayed due to disagreements between Democrats and Republicans. The disagreements at the center of the delay in Congress are, as usual, partisan in nature: funding for the President's border wall More

Michael E. Tigar (2019-12-05). Rap Brown Law today. mronline.org The law was popularly named for African-American leader H. "Rap" Brown; its formal title was "The Civil Obedience Act of 1968." | Source

Frances Madeson (2019-12-03). Fifty Years After the Police Murders of Black Panthers Fred Hampton and Mark Clark. progressive.org "We learned that the government had a plan in place to deal with any black leaders emerging 'who could unify and electrify the masses,' in the words of the FBI. Fred was doing that."

Staff (2019-12-02). Headlines for December 2, 2019. democracynow.org COP25 Opens in Madrid Amid Dire Warnings About Climate Change, House Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing in Impeachment Inquiry, 3 Women Accuse Ambassador Sondland of Sexual Misconduct, Iraqi Prime Minister Resigns Amid Anti-Government Protests, Malta Prime Minister Resigns amid Probe of Journalist's Murder, Three More Egyptian Journalists Arrested, Attack on London Bridge Kills 2 Cambridge Graduates, Trump Visits Afghanistan in Surprise Thanksgiving Trip, Supreme Court to Hear First Major Gun Case in Nearly a Decade, Twitter Suspends Account of Ilhan Omar's Challenger, Sestak and Bullock Drop Out of 2020 Preside…

splcenter (2019-11-18). Suspected Atomwaffen Member Arrested, Charged With Gun Possession. splcenter.org Federal authorities continued a crackdown on the violent neo-Nazi organization Atomwaffen Division by indicting a suspected member on gun charges.