Daily Archives: March 13, 2019

2019-03-13: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-03-13). Hollywood Celebs, Elite US Colleges Named in Admissions Fraud. telesurenglish.net Almost 50 people have been charged by United States federal prosecutors for taking part in a US$25-million college admissions scheme run by a small college-prep company in Newport Beach, California. | RELATED: | Art Institutes Among US Schools Scrambling to Sell or Close | The scheme, which was run by Willian "Rick" Singer through his Edge College & Career Network, helped the wealthy to guarantee their children's admission into elite universities, including Yale, Georgetown, Stanf…

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2019-03-13). Cops and Fascists: KKKolleagues? counterpunch.org Cops survey a scene of conflict in California's capital, a struggle between fascists and antifascists. Blood is on the ground, and webcam recordings show images of members of the Ku Klux Klan and related groups, not only armed with knives but actually showing some men stabbing downward at writhing bodies beneath. One side has knives. More

STAFF (2019-03-13). 2 Ex-Cops Arrested in Killing of Brazilian Politician. truthdig.com

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-13). Bangladesh unions demands release of garment workers. peoplesdispatch.org Following the imprisonment and framing of workers in false cases, unions in Bangladesh have asked the government to intervene. In a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour and Employment last week, IndustriALL Bangladesh Council demanded that the authorities take the initiative of reinstating the dismissed workers who were forced to resign for taking part in the mass protests last December. | Activists said that the Sheikh Hasina-led government has arrested more tha…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-13). Headlines for March 13, 2019. democracynow.org Prosecutors Charge Actors, CEOs, Coaches in College Bribery Scandal, More Boeing Planes Grounded as Details of Technical Problems Emerge, California Gov. Gavin Newsom Announces Death Penalty Moratorium, Dems Seek to Expand Immigration Protections with Dream and Promise Act, Brazil: 2 Ex-Police Officers Arrested over Murder of Marielle Franco, U.S. Withdraws Diplomatic Staff from Venezuela as Blackout Continues, U.K.: Lawmakers Reject New Brexit Deal as Deadline Looms, Cardinal Pell Sentenced to 6 Years for Sexually Abusing Boys, Israeli Forces Shoot and Kill 2 Palestinian Men in West Bank, U.N.: At Least 535 Kill…

Democracy Now! (2019-03-13). Cheating, Bribes & Lies: DOJ Charges Dozens of Rich Parents & Coaches in College Admission Scandal. democracynow.org Operation Varsity Blues. That's the name of a sweeping federal probe into what the Justice Department calls the biggest college admissions scam the agency has ever uncovered. On Tuesday, 50 people, including 13 college coaches, were arrested for taking part in a scheme where wealthy parents paid exorbitant bribes to secure spots for their unqualified children in elite schools, including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, UCLA, USC and Wake Forest. Prosecutors have charged 33 parents, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin; Loughlin's husband, the fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli; and Bill McGlash…

Peoples Dispatch (2019-03-13). Union leader and members imprisoned in Myanmar. peoplesdispatch.org On March 1, the chairman and five other leaders and members of the workers' union at The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate in Myanmar's Bagan Archaeological Zone were sentenced to imprisonment for a period of one month. The six union members were convicted of protesting police intervention in the union's solidarity camp on December 12, when the camps were brutally destroyed by the police. | According to announcements made by the authorities, trade union activities have now been criminalized in the entire country. "The fact that the convicted trade unionists were arrested immediately following the verdict suggests that the lo…

amnesty (2019-03-13). Lebanon: Ziad Itani's litmus test in authorities' intent to address torture. amnesty.org One year after Lebanese actor Ziad Itani was released from detention, he is no closer to getting justice for the appalling torture he was subjected to in prison, Amnesty International said today. | On 13 March 2018 a military court acquitted Ziad Itani of charges of spying for Israel and released him. He had spent three and a half months in detention, on the basis of trumped-up charges. During the trial, Itani reported being held in solitary confinement, subjected to torture and other ill-treatment while in detention, and denied access to legal counsel. The Military court failed to act on these reports. |

Cat Brooks (2019-03-13). 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."

Thierry Meyssan (2019-03-12). How the ICC Intends to Violate a UN Security Council Decision and Try Bashar al-Assad. mintpressnews.com There exists no control of the ICC, even when its general prosecutor is a corrupt criminal. The Court is reserved exclusively for the service of those who pay for it — the European Union.

teleSUR (2019-03-12). Venezuela's Prosecutor Probes Guaido over Electric Grid Attack. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Attorney General Tareck William Saab said that his Venezuelan Public Ministry has started an investigation against Juan Guaido, the lawmaker of the country's National Assembly, which has been in contempt since 2016, over his alleged participation in the recent sabotage to the electric grid system in Venezuela. | The measure, which was reported to the Supreme Court of Justice, is meant to investigate whether the opposition lawmaker has acted as the mastermind behind the electric outage in the country that began last Thursday. | "We started a new investigation that joins the one that began on Jan. 2…

Human Rights Watch (2019-03-12). Zimbabwe: Excessive Force Used Against Protesters. hrw.org

Brasil de Fato (2019-03-12). Two former police officers arrested over murder of Marielle Franco and Anderson Gomes. peoplesdispatch.org Two suspects in the killing of councilwoman and human rights activist Marielle Franco and driver Anderson Gomes were arrested this morning in Rio de Janeiro, almost one year after the crime. It is still unclear, however, who ordered the assassination and the motive. | At 4: 30 a.m. local time, 48-year-old retired military police officer Ronnie Lessa and 46-year-…

Human Rights Watch (2019-03-12). Awaiting Justice for Rio Human Rights Defender. hrw.org | | Marielle Franco. | © Mídia Ninja | Rio de Janeiro police detained on March 12, two former military police officers for the killing of human rights defender and councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes, two days before the one-year anniversary of their deaths. | The civil police officer in charge of the investigation said retired sergeant Ronnie Lessa executed Franco and Gomes fro…

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-03-12). Protests Erupt as DA Fails to Charge Cops Who Killed Stephon Clark. truthout.org Protests in Sacramento continue more than a week after the county's district attorney announced the two police officers who shot and killed 22-year-old, unarmed African American Stephon Clark in his grandmother's backyard last year will not face criminal charges. Since the news broke, organizers have joined walkouts at local colleges and high schools, demonstrations at the City Council, an ongoing occupation of a Sacramento police station, a die-in at UC Davis and a protest in one of the city's wealthiest neighborhoods that led to 84 arrests. This marks the 34th consecutive police shooting review in which Sacr…

teleSUR (2019-03-12). Brazil: 2 Former Police Arrested in Marielle Franco Murder. telesurenglish.net Two former policemen were captured Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro as suspects in the murder of Marielle Franco, a councilwoman and human rights activist who was shot on Mar. 14, 2018. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro's Son Linked to Suspect of Marielle Franco's Murder | "Two police officers were arrested with a direct and effective participation in the crime," Marcus Vinicius Braga, Rio de Janeiro state police secretary, said and added that "with the these arrests, we get close to solving the cr…

teleSUR (2019-03-12). Bolsonaro's Son Dated Daughter of Marielle Franco's Killer. telesurenglish.net A link between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's family and the Marielle Franco murder case appeared Tuesday afternoon as details emerged that one of Bolsonaro's sons fell in love with the daughter of Ronnie Lessa, who is one of the two former policemen accused of killing the leftist councilwoman and human rights activist on March 14, 2018, as reported by the local media Brasil 247. | RELATED: | Brazil: 2 Former Police Arrested in Marielle Franco Murder | This fact came to light…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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."

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 …

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

2019-03-13: Social Media Postees

Hollywood Celebs, Elite US Colleges Named in Admissions Fraud
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-13
Almost 50 people have been charged by United States federal prosecutors for taking part in a US$25-million college admissions scheme run by a small college-prep company in Newport Beach, California. | RELATED: | Art Institutes Among US Schools Scrambling to Sell or Close | The scheme, which was run by Willian "Rick" Singer through his Edge College & Career Network, helped the wealthy to guarantee their children's admission into elite universities, including Yale, Georgetown, Stanf…
telesurenglish.net/news/Hollywood-Celebs-Elite-US-Colleges-Named-in-Admissions-Fraud-20190313-0002.html

Lebanon: Ziad Itani's litmus test in authorities' intent to address torture
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2019-03-13
One year after Lebanese actor Ziad Itani was released from detention, he is no closer to getting justice for the appalling torture he was subjected to in prison, Amnesty International said today. | On 13 March 2018 a military court acquitted Ziad Itani of charges of spying for Israel and released him. He had spent three and a half months in detention, on the basis of trumped-up charges. During the trial, Itani reported being held in solitary confinement, subjected to torture and other ill-treatment while in detention, and denied access to legal counsel. The Military court failed to act on these reports. |
amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/03/lebanon-ziad-itanis-litmus-test-in-authorities-intent-to-address-torture/

2 Ex-Cops Arrested in Killing of Brazilian Politician
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-03-13

RIO DE JANEIRO — Authorities arrested two former police officers Tuesday in the killing of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, a brazen assassination that shocked Brazilians and sparked protests in several countries. | The arrests in Rio came two days before the anniversary of the 2018 killings. While police had questioned many people, before Tuesday nobody had been arrested or charged in the shooting of Franco, a prominent activist for Afro-Brazilian and LGBT rights. | "It was a crime against a lawmaker, a woman, exercising her democratic function who had her life taken awa…
truthdig.com/articles/2-ex-cops-arrested-in-killing-of-brazilian-politician/

Union leader and members imprisoned in Myanmar
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-13
On March 1, the chairman and five other leaders and members of the workers' union at The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate in Myanmar's Bagan Archaeological Zone were sentenced to imprisonment for a period of one month. The six union members were convicted of protesting police intervention in the union's solidarity camp on December 12, when the camps were brutally destroyed by the police. | According to announcements made by the authorities, trade union activities have now been criminalized in the entire country. "The fact that the convicted trade unionists were arrested immediately following the verdict suggests that the lo…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/13/union-leader-and-members-imprisoned-in-myanmar/

Bangladesh unions demands release of garment workers
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-13
Following the imprisonment and framing of workers in false cases, unions in Bangladesh have asked the government to intervene. In a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour and Employment last week, IndustriALL Bangladesh Council demanded that the authorities take the initiative of reinstating the dismissed workers who were forced to resign for taking part in the mass protests last December. | Activists said that the Sheikh Hasina-led government has arrested more tha…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/13/bangladesh-unions-demands-release-of-garment-workers/

Cops and Fascists: KKKolleagues?
Mumia Abu-Jamal | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-13
Cops survey a scene of conflict in California's capital, a struggle between fascists and antifascists. Blood is on the ground, and webcam recordings show images of members of the Ku Klux Klan and related groups, not only armed with knives but actually showing some men stabbing downward at writhing bodies beneath. One side has knives.
counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/cops-and-fascists-kkkolleagues/

Cheating, Bribes & Lies: DOJ Charges Dozens of Rich Parents & Coaches in College Admission Scandal
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-13
Operation Varsity Blues. That's the name of a sweeping federal probe into what the Justice Department calls the biggest college admissions scam the agency has ever uncovered. On Tuesday, 50 people, including 13 college coaches, were arrested for taking part in a scheme where wealthy parents paid exorbitant bribes to secure spots for their unqualified children in elite schools, including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, UCLA, USC and Wake Forest. Prosecutors have charged 33 parents, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin; Loughlin's husband, the fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli; and Bill McGlash…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/13/cheating_…

Stand Up for Stephon Clark After DA Decision and Mass Arrest
Cat Brooks | indybay.org | 2019-03-13
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."
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/11/18821849.php

Justice for Stephon Clark: Protests Erupt as DA Fails to Charge Cops Who Killed Unarmed Black Father
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-12
Protests in Sacramento continue more than a week after the county's district attorney announced the two police officers who shot and killed 22-year-old, unarmed African American Stephon Clark in his grandmother's backyard last year will not face criminal charges. Since the news broke, organizers have joined walkouts at local colleges and high schools, demonstrations at the City Council, an ongoing occupation of a Sacramento police station, a die-in at UC Davis and a protest in one of the city's wealthiest neighborhoods that led to 84 arrests. This marks the 34th consecutive police shooting review in which Sacrame…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/12/justice_f…

How the ICC Intends to Violate a UN Security Council Decision and Try Bashar al-Assad
Thierry Meyssan | mintpressnews.com | 2019-03-12
There exists no control of the ICC, even when its general prosecutor is a corrupt criminal. The Court is reserved exclusively for the service of those who pay for it — the European Union.
mintpressnews.com/the-icc-intends-to-violate-un-security-council-decision-and-try-bashar-al-assad/256155/

Venezuela's Prosecutor Probes Guaido over Electric Grid Attack
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-12
Venezuela's Attorney General Tareck William Saab said that his Venezuelan Public Ministry has started an investigation against Juan Guaido, the lawmaker of the country's National Assembly, which has been in contempt since 2016, over his alleged participation in the recent sabotage to the electric grid system in Venezuela. | The measure, which was reported to the Supreme Court of Justice, is meant to investigate whether the opposition lawmaker has acted as the mastermind behind the electric outage in the country that began last Thursday. | "We started a new investigation that joins the one that began on Jan. 2…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelas-Top-Prosecutor-Probes-Juan-Guaido-over-Electric-Grid-Attack-20190312-0012.html

Awaiting Justice for Rio Human Rights Defender
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-03-12
Marielle Franco. | © Mídia Ninja | Rio de Janeiro police detained on March 12, two former military police officers for the killing of human rights defender and councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes, two days before the one-year anniversary of their deaths. | The civil police officer in charge of the investigation said retired sergeant Ronnie Lessa executed Franco and Gomes fro…
hrw.org/news/2019/03/12/awaiting-justice-rio-human-rights-defender

Zimbabwe: Excessive Force Used Against Protesters
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-03-12

| March 11, 2019 Video | Video: Violence and Rape by Zimbabwe Gov't Forces After Protests: | Zimbabwe security forces used excessive lethal force to crush nationwide protests in mid-January 2019. |

| (Johannesburg) — Zimbabwe security forces used excessive lethal force to crush nationwide protests in mid-January 2019…
hrw.org/news/2019/03/12/zimbabwe-excessive-force-used-against-protesters

Protests Erupt as DA Fails to Charge Cops Who Killed Stephon Clark
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-03-12
Protests in Sacramento continue more than a week after the county's district attorney announced the two police officers who shot and killed 22-year-old, unarmed African American Stephon Clark in his grandmother's backyard last year will not face criminal charges. Since the news broke, organizers have joined walkouts at local colleges and high schools, demonstrations at the City Council, an ongoing occupation of a Sacramento police station, a die-in at UC Davis and a protest in one of the city's wealthiest neighborhoods that led to 84 arrests. This marks the 34th consecutive police shooting review in which Sacr…
truthout.org/video/protests-erupt-as-da-fails-to-charge-cops-who-killed-stephon-clark/

Brazil: 2 Former Police Arrested in Marielle Franco Murder
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-12
Two former policemen were captured Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro as suspects in the murder of Marielle Franco, a councilwoman and human rights activist who was shot on Mar. 14, 2018. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro's Son Linked to Suspect of Marielle Franco's Murder | "Two police officers were arrested with a direct and effective participation in the crime," Marcus Vinicius Braga, Rio de Janeiro state police secretary, said and added that "with the these arrests, we get close to solving the cr…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-2-Former-Police-Arrested-in-Marielle-Franco-Murder-20190312-0006.html

Two former police officers arrested over murder of Marielle Franco and Anderson Gomes
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2019-03-12
Two suspects in the killing of councilwoman and human rights activist Marielle Franco and driver Anderson Gomes were arrested this morning in Rio de Janeiro, almost one year after the crime. It is still unclear, however, who ordered the assassination and the motive. | At 4: 30 a.m. local time, 48-year-old retired military police officer Ronnie Lessa and 46-year-…
peoplesdispatch.org/2019/03/12/two-former-police-officers-arrested-over-murder-of-marielle-franco-and-anderson-gomes/

Bolsonaro's Son Dated Daughter of Marielle Franco's Killer
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-12
A link between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's family and the Marielle Franco murder case appeared Tuesday afternoon as details emerged that one of Bolsonaro's sons fell in love with the daughter of Ronnie Lessa, who is one of the two former policemen accused of killing the leftist councilwoman and human rights activist on March 14, 2018, as reported by the local media Brasil 247. | RELATED: | Brazil: 2 Former Police Arrested in Marielle Franco Murder | This fact came to light…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaros-Son-Dated-Daughter-of-Marielle-Francos-Killer-20190312-0013.html

"I Know No One More Patriotic": Daniel Ellsberg Praises Chelsea Manning After She Is Jailed Again
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-11
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/11/i_know_no…

The Leniency Shown to Paul Manafort Should Be the Norm for Everyone — Not Just Rich White Men
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-11
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…
aclu.org/blog/smart-justice/sentencing-reform/leniency-shown-paul-manafort-should-be-norm-everyone-not-just

Glenn Greenwald: Chelsea Manning's Refusal to Testify Against WikiLeaks Will Help Save Press Freedom
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-11
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.
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/11/glenn_gre…

Transgender woman arrested for hate crime spree in NYC (VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-11
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. | …
rt.com/usa/453531-transgender-woman-chemical-spray-attacks/

FIFA can afford to close pay gap — but won't
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-03-09
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/fifa-can-afford-close-pay-gap-%E2%80%93-won%E2%80%99t

Weekend Read: Why is racism still America's biggest problem?
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-08
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.
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/08/weekend-read-why-racism-still-america%25E2%2580%2599s-biggest-problem

Egypt: Trans Activist Risks Serious Abuse
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-03-08
(Beirut) — Egyptian security forces on March 6, 2019 arrested Malak al-Kashif, a political activist who…
hrw.org/news/2019/03/08/egypt-trans-activist-risks-serious-abuse

Two NYPD Cops Coerced Sex With a Teen in Their Custody — and Prosecutors Just Dropped Rape Charges
Natasha Lennard | theintercept.com | 2019-03-07
"They were cops, they raped her, and they're getting away with it. Look at the message this sends to the public."
theintercept.com/2019/03/07/nypd-rape-charges-dropped-anna-chambers/

U.S. Has Supplied UAE $27B in Arms Despite Nation's Links to Torture, Mercenaries & Child Soldiers
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-03-07
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.
www.democracynow.org/2019/3/7/us_has_sup…

NAACP Calls for Justice in Stephon Clark Case
Regan Farley | naacp.org | 2019-03-05
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 …
naacp.org/latest/naacp-calls-justice-stephon-clark-case/

India-Pakistan, Trump-Kim, Assad in Iran
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-03-04
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 …
uwidata.com/2547-india-pakistan-trump-kim-assad-in-iran/

Weekend Read: 'If I'd been white, I guarantee you they wouldn't have taken my money'
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-03-01
"The robber didn't get anything, but the police got everything."
splcenter.org/news/2019/03/01/weekend-read-if-i%25E2%2580%2599d-been-white-i-guarantee-you-they-wouldn%25E2%2580%2599t-have-taken-my-money

No EU cost for Israeli 'apartheid' in West Bank
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-02-14
No EU cost for Israeli 'apartheid' in West Bank: In the NewsBy Andrew Rettman Sanctions and governmentsFebruary 14, 2019 | By: | | euobserver …
bdsmovement.net/news/no-eu-cost-israeli-apartheid-west-bank