UPS Teamsters across country mourn co-worker murdered by cops
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-12-11
Miami, FL – UPS Teamsters across the country are participating in a nationwide moment of silence today, December 9, for #Frank Ordonez, the 27-year-old UPS package car driver killed in a police shootout after being taken hostage by armed robbers. Many Teamsters are questioning the tactics used by police, noting that the officers' trigger-happy actions were not normal for a hostage situation and resulted in not only the death of Frank Ordonez but the death of union representative Rick Cutshaw and endangered the lives of many others. | The moment of silence took place at 5 p.m. Eastern Time, the time Frank Ordonez'…
What Trump and the GOP Learned from Obama
Rev. Susan K. Williams Smith | commondreams.org | 2019-12-11
Republicans have doubled down on efforts to keep black people from voting in key races. (Photo: DonkeyHotey/Flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files… …
Mexico's Ex-Head Of Public Security Took Bribes From Cartel
teleSUR, jg | telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-11
The former Mexican Head of Public Security was arrested in the United States this week after he was accused of conspiring to smuggle cocaine and accepting multi-million dollar bribes to protect jailed drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman of the Sinaloa cartel. | RELATED: | US, Canada, and Mexico Sign Trade Deal Again to Replace NAFTA | The U.S. Dep…
Dozens detained on suspicion of preparing major terrorist attack in Denmark
rt.com | 2019-12-11
Denmark's police have arrested some two dozen people suspected of planning a massive terrorist attack "motivated by Islamism" in a large-scale nationwide operation. | Along with the Danish Security and Intelligence Service, law enforcement authorities launched a "comprehensive and coordinated" operation in at least six regions of the northern European country, including its capital Copenhagen. Police said the action was aimed at preventing allegedly planned "terrorist attacks with a militant, Islamist motive." | The Danish media reported large forces of heavily armed police officers being deployed to the Co…
Spokane vs. the Border Patrol: How Immigration Agents Stake Out a City Bus Station
Amy Martyn | theintercept.com | 2019-12-10
Border Patrol agents have arrested 71 people at the Spokane bus depot this year, part of a nationwide increase in immigration enforcement on Greyhound buses.
Arizona educators, progressives confront ALEC summit and Betsy DeVos
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-12-09
Tucson, AZ – On December 4, a coalition of union educators, immigrant rights, police crimes, and climate change activists confronted the agenda of corporations like UPS and energy industry giants and billionaires like Charles Koch and Sheldon Achelson. At its height the crowd numbered around 200 with signs reading: "ALEC: Oligarchy in progress" and "Privatization, criminalization, incarceration, climate change, imperialism: #ALECisBehindIt." | The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a notorious organization of hardcore conservatives, was holding its States and Nation Policy Summit in Arizona. ALEC hoste…
UPS Joins Media Chorus In Thanking Police For Murder of Frank Ordonez
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2019-12-09
In a clear example of a US establishment shielding police from brutality, UPS released a bizarre statement thanking police for killing their driver, while CNN and NBC obscured officers from any wrongdoing.
October uprising breaking down sectarianism in Iraq
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2019-12-07
uprising Firass HaddadIssue 1248 Iraq 2019 Iraq protestsDecember 7, 2019Since protests began in Iraq in early October, more than 400 people have been killed and thousands have been injured. | The uprising has escalated, despite the cruelty and brutality used by security fo…
Fifty Years After the Police Murders of Black Panthers Fred Hampton and Mark Clark
Frances Madeson | progressive.org | 2019-12-03
"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."
Suspected Atomwaffen Member Arrested, Charged With Gun Possession
splcenter.org | 2019-11-18
Federal authorities continued a crackdown on the violent neo-Nazi organization Atomwaffen Division by indicting a suspected member on gun charges.