Daily Archives: May 11, 2019

2019-05-11: News Headlines

Miko Peled (2019-05-11). Deal of the Century Adds "New" to the Four Thousand Year Old Name "Palestine" globalresearch.ca The apartheid regime we know as "Israel" was built on the very ruins of Palestine and imposed a brutal regime on those who still live in their country. Millions of Palestinians still languish in refugee camps in and around Palestine, …

Animal Liberation Press Office (2019-05-11). Animal rights activists free 9,000 pheasants and vow to 'dismantle the shooting industry'. indybay.org Over 9,000 pheasants were freed by animal rights activists from a farm in Suffolk as part of their campaign to "dismantle the shooting industry, farm by farm, shoot by shoot". Suffolk Police confirmed they were investigating the incident at Heath Hatcheries in Mildenhall that happened on the night of Friday, April 19. They said a number of unknown persons cut the fence to access the property, and then broke into the cages "allowing thousands of breeding stock pheasants to escape."

teleSUR (2019-05-11). 'Brazil Needs More Education, Not More Guns', Lula Warns. telesurenglish.net In an interview aired Friday by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva warned that his country's problems will not be solved by governmental decisions that facilitate the use of weapons instead of promoting education. | RELATED: | BBC to Broadcast Lula's Interview Banned by Local Brazilian TV | The Workers' Party leader said Bolsonaro, "barbarously defends an armed, police state. He only makes that firing gesture. In his…

teleSUR (2019-05-11). Afghan Journalist, Women's Education Advocate Shot Dead. telesurenglish.net Gunmen shot and killed a former television journalist and cultural adviser to the Afghan parliament in Kabul Saturday, underlining threats to women and drawing widespread condemnation. | RELATED | Afghan Women Activists Wary of 'Superficial' Female Presence in Taliban Peace Talks | Mina Mangal, who used to report for prominent TV station Ariana News, was killed by two unidentified men on a motorbike close to her home in eastern Kabul in a public place, police…

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2019-05-11). No Enforcement of Law While Democrat-Republicans Do Nothing. indybay.org The Embassy Protection Collective at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. are now facing no power or water and no delivery of food or medicine because the United States Secret Service and the Washington, D.C. police refuse to enforce the law while the Democrat-Republicans stay silent.

teleSUR (2019-05-11). Sweden to Decide Whether to Reopen Rape Case Against Assange. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Sweden's state prosecutor will hold a press conference to disclose whether or not the judiciary plans to reopen a preliminary investigation into rape allegations against WikiLeaks whistleblower Julian Assange. | RELATED: | Ecuador Politically Persecutes UN President for Link to Assange | Two Swedish women previously accused Assange of sexual assault and rape in 2010, although the sexual assault charges were dropped due to the statute of limitations running out in 20…

teleSUR (2019-05-11). Uruguay: 7 Military Prosecuted for Torture During Dictatorship. telesurenglish.net Uruguayan prosecutor Ricardo Perciballe, specializing in crimes against humanity, requested the prosecution of several members of the national air force for torture at the Boiso Lanza base during the country's last dictatorship. | RELATED: | Uruguay To Ask Argentina for Operation Condor Documents | Perciballe requested the prosecution of seven Uruguayan…

Andrew Emett (2019-05-11). Former intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified info to reporters. nationofchange.org A former U.S. intelligence analyst was arrested Thursday and charged with providing classified information to several reporters from The Intercept. According to federal officials, the analyst repeatedly met with investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill before giving him secret documents detailing the U.S. military's drone strike operations in Afghanistan, Somalia, and Yemen. | According to the indictment, Daniel Everette Hale was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force from July 2009 to July 2013, during which time he received language and intelligence training. While serving on active duty, Hale was assigned to work at…

Joaquin Flores (2019-05-11). Pompeo Suffers Meltdown over Venezuela's Arrest of Coup-Backer, Zambrano. globalresearch.ca US State Department head Mike Pompeo has suffered a public meltdown, reacting forcefully that the constitutional government of Venezuela actually arrested a key member of the upper house of parliament (AN) — Edgar Zambrano — who was actively engaged in …

WSWS (2019-05-11). US indicts whistleblower who exposed Obama's drone assassination program. wsws.org Former US intelligence officer Daniel Hale was indicted and arrested on Thursday on charges of violating the Espionage Act.

Eds. (2019-05-11). Note from USA: The A to Z of the American Police State. mronline.org What characterizes American government today is not so much dysfunctional politics as it is ruthlessly contrived governance carried out behind the entertaining, distracting and disingenuous curtain of political theatre. And what political theatre it is, diabolically Shakespearean at times, full of sound and fury, yet in the end, signifying nothing. | Source

Miko Peled (2019-05-10). Deal of the Century Adds "New" to the Four Thousand Year Old Name "Palestine" mintpressnews.com The apartheid regime we know as "Israel" was built on the very ruins of Palestine and imposed a brutal regime on those who still live in their country. Millions of Palestinians still languish in refugee camps in and around Palestine, yet Israel and its allies around the world celebrate "Israeli independence."

Democracy Now! (2019-05-10). "We Have No Reason to Trust the Police": Sandra Bland Arrest Video Reignites Anger Over Her Death. democracynow.org The family of Sandra Bland is calling for authorities to reopen the investigation into her death. The 28-year-old African-American woman died in a Texas jail cell in 2015, three days after she was arrested for allegedly failing to signal a lane change. Authorities have claimed Sandra Bland committed suicide while in jail by hanging herself with a garbage bag, but her family has long rejected this claim. On Monday, the Dallas TV station WFAA aired cellphone video filmed by Bland capturing the moment when she was pulled over. In the 39-second video you can see the officer — Brian Encinia — drawing his s…

teleSUR (2019-05-10). Honduras: Murder Rate Surges Deflating Hopes for Better 2019. telesurenglish.net The number of violent deaths in Honduras has gone up in April and May, sometimes by a rate as high as 98 percent over figures from 2018. | RELATED | 1,000 Israeli Soldiers To Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops, Police on Border Protection | According to a report by the General Directorate of Forensic Medicine and the National Observatory of Violence of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (OV-UNAH), between Jan. 1 and May 8 of 2019, 1,258 peop…

susan_p (2019-05-10). Sri Lanka: bombings a pretext for intensified repression. greenleft.org.au The Sri Lankan army and police have used the bombings of churches and hotels on Easter Sunday as a pretext for repression, targeting people who have no connection with the group responsible, the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ — National Monotheism Society). | The NTJ, an extremist Islamic group, is believed to be linked to the Islamic State, based in Iraq and Syria. | Sri Lankan police have been raiding numerous Muslim groups with "Thowheed" in their name, even if they are opposed to the NTJ. As of May 2, at least 130 Muslims had been detained, according to Tamilnet. | Non-Muslims have also been affected. On…

teleSUR (2019-05-10). President Maduro Reveals General Behind Coup Recruited by CIA. telesurenglish.net General Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera, one of the masterminds behind the coup attempt of April 30, had been recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States for more than a year, the president said. | RELATED: | Police Arrest Second Top Venezuelan Opposition Lawmaker for Attempted Coup | President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro also revealed new details Friday about those responsible for the attempted coup this past April 30, supported and di…

Gloria Rubac (2019-05-10). WW commentary: When the state executes a white supremacist. workers.org Three white supremacists dragged James Byrd Jr., an African-American man, to his death in 1998 in Jasper, Texas, after they chained him to the back of their pickup truck. This lynching was one of the most horrific racist crimes in modern U.S. history and shocked people worldwide. Three men were . . . | Continue reading WW commentary: When the state executes a white supremacist at Workers.org

Tyler Durden (2019-05-10). US Seizes North Korean Ship Suspected of Violating International Sanctions. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Just hours after North Korea launched another round of short-range missiles, its second launch in under a week, the Washington Post is reporting that US authorities have seized a North Korean ship used to sell coal in violation of international sanctions. The FBI and federal prosecutors have confirmed the ship, "the Wise Honest", is approaching US territorial …

Robert S. Becker (2019-05-10). Declawed special prosecutor: A mockery of independence and justice. nationofchange.org Here's today's predictable nightmare when legislation imprisoned the Special Prosecution role under the Dept. of Justice. Or more accurately, in Trumpian times the slavish Dept. of Injustice and Coverup.

Alan MacLeod (2019-05-10). 'A Nice Guy, Everybody Loved Him' – With San Diego synagogue shooter, media once again normalize white male violence. fair.org After opening fire at worshipers celebrating the Jewish holiday of Passover at the Poway Synagogue near San Diego, California, 19-year-old John T. Earnest was arrested. Earnest killed one woman and injured three other worshippers before his semi-automatic weapon jammed and he fled the scene, calling 911 himself to report the shooting. The shooter published …

Democracy Now! (2019-05-10). Trump Steps up War on Whistleblowers: Air Force Vet Daniel Hale Arrested For Leaking Drone War Info. democracynow.org A former U.S. intelligence analyst was arrested Thursday and charged with violating the Espionage Act for allegedly leaking documents about the secretive U.S. drone program. | Daniel Hale, 31, was arrested in Nashville. He faces up to 50 years in prison. Hale is accused of disclosing 11 top secret or secret documents to a reporter. The indictment does not name the reporter but unnamed government sources have told media outlets that the reporter is investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept. In 2015, The Intercept published a special report called the Drone Papers exposing the inner workings of the U…

teleSUR (2019-05-10). African Human Traffickers Changing Strategies to Avoid Arrest. telesurenglish.net Human traffickers in east and north Africa are re-strategizing their business models to avoid detection, a new report from the Research and Evidence Facility (a European Union affiliate) said Friday. | RELATED: | Governor Removes Homicide Charges from Sex Trafficking Victim | According to the study, routes which traditionally were used to escort…

WSWS (2019-05-10). Corporate murder: Trial opens of France Télécom executives over worker suicides. wsws.org To shrink a workforce legally protected from sacking, executives adopted a covert policy of psychological torture designed to coerce workers to quit or commit suicide.

Jud Lounsbury (2019-05-09). Wisconsin: The Perfect Place to Address America's Apartheid. progressive.org Behind the stats about incarceration rates, lies a basic structure of law that accommodates white people. What better place to host the 2020 Dem convention?

Yves Engler (2019-05-09). Anti-Racist Canada promotes Video by Anti-Palestinian, FOX News Filmmaker. dissidentvoice.org Why would Anti-Racist Canada (ARC) promote a video by a FOX News filmmaker who compares the Left to the KKK and claimed Swedish police refuse to go into immigrant neighbourhoods? Is it because the ARC collective is an example of people who fight racism except if it is anti-Palestinian? Recently, ARC retweeted long-time anti-Palestinian activist …

Ann-Derrick Gaillot (2019-05-09). Jamila Woods's Neo-Soul Captures the Power of Black Pride. thenation.com offers a path to self-empowerment through the history of African-American culture and creativity.

Ryan Devereaux (2019-05-09). "The Fourth Amendment Doesn't Apply Here" — U.S. Border Guards Arrest Arizona Immigrant Rights Volunteer. theintercept.com U.S. border officials arrested a human rights advocate, denying her access to an attorney when she accompanied an asylum-seeker to a border crossing.

Kevin Gosztola (2019-05-09). Trump Administration Charges Drone Whistleblower With Allegedly Violating Espionage Act. shadowproof.com Trump DOJ Charges Drone Whistleblower | *Listen to this story by clicking the above player. | A former language analyst for the United States Air Force, who worked for the National Security Agency, was arrested and charged with violating the Espionage Act and other offenses. | According to the indictment filed in the Eastern District of Virginia, Daniel Hale allegedly disclosed eleven classified documents to a reporter…

Democracy Now! (2019-05-08). Supermajority: Cecile Richards Teams With Alicia Garza & Ai-jen Poo to Mobilize Women Voters in 2020. democracynow.org As the 2020 primary and general election season heats up, we speak with former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards about Supermajority, the new political action group she helped launch that aims to train a new generation of women activists to take on grassroots campaigns and electoral politics. "Women are the majority of voters … the volunteers, we're increasingly the donors, increasingly the candidates, and it's time for political equity," says Richards. "We want to build a multi-racial, intergenerational movement to increase women's power." Supermajority was co-founded by Black Lives Matter co-founde…

Staff (2019-05-08). John Hopkins University Occupation Ends with Heavy Police Presence and Seven Arrests. therealnews.com After a month-long sit in, Baltimore students and residents protesting private police and ICE's ended their occupation. Republished from the Baltimore Beat…

Staff (2019-05-08). 7 Arrested After Police Raid Sit-in Against Hopkins Private Police. therealnews.com The arrests came after an over month-long sit-in at Johns Hopkins against the university's $1.5 million dollar ICE contracts and newly authorized private police force…

Camille Fassett (2019-05-08). Detroit Police Spent More Than Half Million Dollars On Cell-Site Simulator To Track People's Locations. shadowproof.com Detroit police purchased surveillance technology that allows police to actively track people's locations through their cell phones, according to documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests. | In October 2017, the Detroit Police Department (DPD) obtained a cell-site simulator, which is a type of surveillance technology that locates and tracks phones by mimicking cell phone towers. Also known as IMSI catchers and Stingrays (a specific model of cell-site simulator made by Harris Corporation), cell-site simulators are increasingly used by law enforcement to locate suspects in investigations across…

United Nations (2019-05-08). Arrest of three Libyans wanted for grave crimes 'would send strong and necessary message' to victims, urges top Prosecutor. un.org The arrest and transfer of three men in Libya who are wanted on war crimes charges — including the son of former ruler Muammar Gadaffi – would "send a strong and necessary message" to victims, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the UN Security Council on Wednesday.

ACLU (2019-05-07). Mistakenly Jailed Pretrial, an Ohio Mother Lost Her Job and Kids. aclu.org When you're incarcerated pretrial in America, it doesn't take long for life to fall apart. And that's without a conviction. | On April 11, Hamilton County police in Cincinnati, Ohio arrested Ashley Foster in a Target parking lot on charges of trafficking heroin. Foster was with her two young sons, one of whom…

Human Rights Watch (2019-05-07). Two Myanmar Journalists Freed, but Many Face Charges. hrw.org | | Reuters journalists Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw Soe Oo wave as they walk out from Insein Prison after being released in Yangon, Myanmar on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. | © 2019 AP Photo/Thein Zaw | The release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from a Myanmar prison is a joyous occasion for their families and all of those who have advocated for their release. But it should not blind anyone to the government's ongoing repression of the media in Myanmar. | Just two days earlier, the police summoned two journalists…

Democracy Now! (2019-05-07). Headlines for May 7, 2019. democracynow.org Reuters Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo Released from Burmese Prison, 500+ Ex-Prosecutors: Trump Would Be Charged with Obstruction If He Weren't President, House Dems to Vote on Holding AG Barr in Contempt Over Mueller Report, Treasury Misses Deadline To Hand Over Trump's Tax Returns, Russia Warns Against Military Intervention in Venezuela, Pompeo: Reduction of Arctic Sea Ice Opens Up "Opportunities for Trade", Turkey Scraps Istanbul Election Results After Ruling AKP Candidate Loses, Syria: Air Raids Destroy Hospitals, Kill at Least 17 Civilians, Panama Elects Centrist Laurentino Cortizo in Close Presidential R…

Human Rights Watch (2019-05-07). Cambodia: Opposition Harassed in the Courts. hrw.org | | Security personnel guard the Supreme Court after its hearing to dissolve the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 16, 2017. | © 2017 AP Photo | (New York) — Cambodian authorities should immediately cease harassing former opposition party members in the courts, Human Rights Watch said today. The Battambang prosecutor Ky Bunnara has summoned 25 former officials of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to appear…

unitedEditor (2019-05-07). Elections in South Africa: what problems will the country's future president inherent? uwidata.com Parliamentary elections in South Africa will be held on May 8, 2019, for the sixth time since the end of apartheid in 1994. Africans will also vote for candidates in the provincial legislative assemblies. In addition, a new president will be elected. The current atmosphere The atmosphere in South Africa in recent months is one …

Staff (2019-05-06). Real Talk Tho Episode 2. therealnews.com Since the early '90s Baltimore has shuttered over 60 rec centers, while funding for police has more than doubled. Meanwhile, a new fund set up by the city that was originally intended to modernize rec centers has now been designated for general development. We've spoken to activists that say the city has no real plan…

ACLU (2019-05-06). Asylum Officers Are Being Replaced by CBP Agents. aclu.org Having a CBP officer conduct a credible fear interview is like having an arresting police officer also sit as the judge. | Last week, President Trump issued a memorandum outlining his latest wishlist of ways to undermine the integrity of our nation's asylum system. Among them was a direction to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to change how it conducts credible fear interviews, the threshold screening interview given to thousands of asylum…

unitedEditor (2019-05-05). April 2019 — geopolitical events. uwidata.com Europe Assange arrested On April 11, Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, was arrested in London after Ecuador revoked political asylum earlier granted to the journalist. Since 2012, Assange has been held in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Britain is likely to extradite Assange to the US against Assange's wishes. Assange is accused in …

ACLU (2019-05-03). What Officer Noor's Conviction Says About Racism in America. aclu.org For the first time, Minnesota convicted a police officer for killing someone. That he was Black and the woman he shot was white must not be ignored. | On Tuesday, April 30, a Minnesota jury convicted police officer Mohamed Noor of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for shooting and killing Justine Damond, a white Australian woman. Damond had called 9-1-1 to report a possible sexual assault near her apartment and then approached Noor's squad car when he and his partner responded to the call. Noor killed Damond, and he deserved to be found guilty. His decision to shoot and kill an unarmed person wit…

Satya Vatti (2019-05-03). Proposed new census question steps up Trump administration's racist attacks on immigrants. liberationnews.org Given the track record of the U.S. government, with its racist history of deportations, incarceration and family separations under both the Democratic and Republican parties, the citizenship question on the census is sure to incite anxieties and fear among immigrants who are repeatedly scapegoated by politicians for mass unemployment and poverty that are in fact products of the capitalist economic system.

unitedEditor (2019-05-01). What will follow the coup attempt in Venezuela? uwidata.com In Venezuela on April 30, a shootout took place between opposition and government forces in Caracas. In the course of the protests, more than 70 people were injured and some 80 were arrested. Opposition activist Juan Guaido called for the coup d'état in a video message posted to twitter, after which point riots began. Security …

Michelle Chen (2019-04-30). Seeking Justice at Home. progressive.org Virginia juvenile justice advocates envision a correctional system not about police and prisons but about stability, families, and a continuum of care.

Venezuelanalysis (2019-04-30). Venezuela: Military Uprising in Caracas (in Development). venezuelanalysis.com A military uprising is unfolding in Venezuela after a handful of the police and armed forces freed Leopoldo Lopez and blocked a highway in Caracas.

SAMIR (2019-04-26). Palestinians call on Iceland's Eurovision contestant Hatari to withdraw. bdsmovement.net Palestinians call on Iceland's Eurovision contestant Hatari to withdraw: PACBI StatementCancelling performance in apartheid Tel Aviv would be a meaningful expression of solidarity for the band, who are on record supporting Palestinian rights. | Cultural Boycott Boycott Eurovision 2019April 26, 2019…

2019-05-11: Social Media Postees

Deal of the Century Adds "New" to the Four Thousand Year Old Name "Palestine"
Miko Peled | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
The apartheid regime we know as "Israel" was built on the very ruins of Palestine and imposed a brutal regime on those who still live in their country. Millions of Palestinians still languish in refugee camps in and around Palestine, …
globalresearch.ca/deal-century-adds-new-four-thousand-year-old-name-palestine/5677187

Note from USA: The A to Z of the American Police State
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-05-11
What characterizes American government today is not so much dysfunctional politics as it is ruthlessly contrived governance carried out behind the entertaining, distracting and disingenuous curtain of political theatre. And what political theatre it is, diabolically Shakespearean at times, full of sound and fury, yet in the end, signifying nothing. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/05/11/note-from-usa-the-a-to-z-of-the-american-police-state/

Animal rights activists free 9,000 pheasants and vow to 'dismantle the shooting industry'
Animal Liberation Press Office | indybay.org | 2019-05-11
Over 9,000 pheasants were freed by animal rights activists from a farm in Suffolk as part of their campaign to "dismantle the shooting industry, farm by farm, shoot by shoot". Suffolk Police confirmed they were investigating the incident at Heath Hatcheries in Mildenhall that happened on the night of Friday, April 19. They said a number of unknown persons cut the fence to access the property, and then broke into the cages "allowing thousands of breeding stock pheasants to escape."
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/08/18823358.php

'Brazil Needs More Education, Not More Guns', Lula Warns
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-11
In an interview aired Friday by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva warned that his country's problems will not be solved by governmental decisions that facilitate the use of weapons instead of promoting education. | RELATED: | BBC to Broadcast Lula's Interview Banned by Local Brazilian TV | The Workers' Party leader said Bolsonaro, "barbarously defends an armed, police state. He only makes that firing gesture. In his…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Needs-More-Education-Not-More-Guns-Lula-Warns-20190511-0013.html

No Enforcement of Law While Democrat-Republicans Do Nothing
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-05-11
The Embassy Protection Collective at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. are now facing no power or water and no delivery of food or medicine because the United States Secret Service and the Washington, D.C. police refuse to enforce the law while the Democrat-Republicans stay silent.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/10/18823372.php

Afghan Journalist, Women's Education Advocate Shot Dead
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-11
Gunmen shot and killed a former television journalist and cultural adviser to the Afghan parliament in Kabul Saturday, underlining threats to women and drawing widespread condemnation. | RELATED | Afghan Women Activists Wary of 'Superficial' Female Presence in Taliban Peace Talks | Mina Mangal, who used to report for prominent TV station Ariana News, was killed by two unidentified men on a motorbike close to her home in eastern Kabul in a public place, police…
telesurenglish.net/news/Afghan-Journalist-Womens-Education-Advocate-Shot-Dead-20190511-0020.html

Uruguay: 7 Military Prosecuted for Torture During Dictatorship
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-11
Uruguayan prosecutor Ricardo Perciballe, specializing in crimes against humanity, requested the prosecution of several members of the national air force for torture at the Boiso Lanza base during the country's last dictatorship. | RELATED: | Uruguay To Ask Argentina for Operation Condor Documents | Perciballe requested the prosecution of seven Uruguayan…
telesurenglish.net/news/Uruguay-7-Military-Prosecuted-for-Torture-During-Dictatorship-20190511-0014.html

Sweden to Decide Whether to Reopen Rape Case Against Assange
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-11
On Monday, Sweden's state prosecutor will hold a press conference to disclose whether or not the judiciary plans to reopen a preliminary investigation into rape allegations against WikiLeaks whistleblower Julian Assange. | RELATED: | Ecuador Politically Persecutes UN President for Link to Assange | Two Swedish women previously accused Assange of sexual assault and rape in 2010, although the sexual assault charges were dropped due to the statute of limitations running out in 20…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sweden-to-Decide-Whether-to-Reopen-Rape-Case-Against-Assange-20190511-0005.html

Pompeo Suffers Meltdown over Venezuela's Arrest of Coup-Backer, Zambrano
Joaquin Flores | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-11
US State Department head Mike Pompeo has suffered a public meltdown, reacting forcefully that the constitutional government of Venezuela actually arrested a key member of the upper house of parliament (AN) — Edgar Zambrano — who was actively engaged in …
globalresearch.ca/pompeo-venezuelas-arrest-coup-backer-zambrano/5677167

US indicts whistleblower who exposed Obama's drone assassination program
wsws.org | 2019-05-11
Former US intelligence officer Daniel Hale was indicted and arrested on Thursday on charges of violating the Espionage Act.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/11/hale…

Former intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified info to reporters
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-11
A former U.S. intelligence analyst was arrested Thursday and charged with providing classified information to several reporters from The Intercept. According to federal officials, the analyst repeatedly met with investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill before giving him secret documents detailing the U.S. military's drone strike operations in Afghanistan, Somalia, and Yemen. | According to the indictment, Daniel Everette Hale was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force from July 2009 to July 2013, during which time he received language and intelligence training. While serving on active duty, Hale was assigned to work at…
nationofchange.org/2019/05/11/former-intelligence-analyst-charged-with-leaking-classified-info-to-reporters/

Deal of the Century Adds "New" to the Four Thousand Year Old Name "Palestine"
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-05-10
The apartheid regime we know as "Israel" was built on the very ruins of Palestine and imposed a brutal regime on those who still live in their country. Millions of Palestinians still languish in refugee camps in and around Palestine, yet Israel and its allies around the world celebrate "Israeli independence."
mintpressnews.com/deal-of-the-century-offers-new-name-to-the-remains-of-four-thousand-year-old-palestine/258407/

Sri Lanka: bombings a pretext for intensified repression
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-10
The Sri Lankan army and police have used the bombings of churches and hotels on Easter Sunday as a pretext for repression, targeting people who have no connection with the group responsible, the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ — National Monotheism Society). | The NTJ, an extremist Islamic group, is believed to be linked to the Islamic State, based in Iraq and Syria. | Sri Lankan police have been raiding numerous Muslim groups with "Thowheed" in their name, even if they are opposed to the NTJ. As of May 2, at least 130 Muslims had been detained, according to Tamilnet. | Non-Muslims have also been affected. On…
greenleft.org.au/content/sri-lanka-bombings-pretext-intensified-repression

"We Have No Reason to Trust the Police": Sandra Bland Arrest Video Reignites Anger Over Her Death
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-10
The family of Sandra Bland is calling for authorities to reopen the investigation into her death. The 28-year-old African-American woman died in a Texas jail cell in 2015, three days after she was arrested for allegedly failing to signal a lane change. Authorities have claimed Sandra Bland committed suicide while in jail by hanging herself with a garbage bag, but her family has long rejected this claim. On Monday, the Dallas TV station WFAA aired cellphone video filmed by Bland capturing the moment when she was pulled over. In the 39-second video you can see the officer — Brian Encinia — drawing his s…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/10/we_have_n…

President Maduro Reveals General Behind Coup Recruited by CIA
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-10
General Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera, one of the masterminds behind the coup attempt of April 30, had been recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States for more than a year, the president said. | RELATED: | Police Arrest Second Top Venezuelan Opposition Lawmaker for Attempted Coup | President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro also revealed new details Friday about those responsible for the attempted coup this past April 30, supported and di…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-President-Maduro-Reveals-General-Behind-Coup-Recruited-by-CIA-20190510-0017.html

Honduras: Murder Rate Surges Deflating Hopes for Better 2019
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-10
The number of violent deaths in Honduras has gone up in April and May, sometimes by a rate as high as 98 percent over figures from 2018. | RELATED | 1,000 Israeli Soldiers To Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops, Police on Border Protection | According to a report by the General Directorate of Forensic Medicine and the National Observatory of Violence of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (OV-UNAH), between Jan. 1 and May 8 of 2019, 1,258 peop…
telesurenglish.net/news/Honduras-Murder-Rate-Surges-Deflating-Hopes-for-Better-2019-20190510-0022.html

WW commentary: When the state executes a white supremacist
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2019-05-10
Three white supremacists dragged James Byrd Jr., an African-American man, to his death in 1998 in Jasper, Texas, after they chained him to the back of their pickup truck. This lynching was one of the most horrific racist crimes in modern U.S. history and shocked people worldwide. Three men were . . . | Continue reading WW commentary: When the state executes a white supremacist at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/05/09/ww-commentary-when-the-state-executes-a-white-supremacist/

US Seizes North Korean Ship Suspected of Violating International Sanctions
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-10
(ZH) — Just hours after North Korea launched another round of short-range missiles, its second launch in under a week, the Washington Post is reporting that US authorities have seized a North Korean ship used to sell coal in violation of international sanctions. The FBI and federal prosecutors have confirmed the ship, "the Wise Honest", is approaching US territorial …

US Seizes North Korean Ship Suspected of Violating International Sanctions

Declawed special prosecutor: A mockery of independence and justice
Robert S. Becker | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-10
Here's today's predictable nightmare when legislation imprisoned the Special Prosecution role under the Dept. of Justice. Or more accurately, in Trumpian times the slavish Dept. of Injustice and Coverup.
nationofchange.org/2019/05/10/declawed-special-prosecutor-a-mockery-of-independence-and-justice/

'A Nice Guy, Everybody Loved Him' – With San Diego synagogue shooter, media once again normalize white male violence
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2019-05-10
After opening fire at worshipers celebrating the Jewish holiday of Passover at the Poway Synagogue near San Diego, California, 19-year-old John T. Earnest was arrested. Earnest killed one woman and injured three other worshippers before his semi-automatic weapon jammed and he fled the scene, calling 911 himself to report the shooting. The shooter published …
fair.org/home/a-nice-guy-everybody-loved-him/

Trump Steps up War on Whistleblowers: Air Force Vet Daniel Hale Arrested For Leaking Drone War Info
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-10
A former U.S. intelligence analyst was arrested Thursday and charged with violating the Espionage Act for allegedly leaking documents about the secretive U.S. drone program. | Daniel Hale, 31, was arrested in Nashville. He faces up to 50 years in prison. Hale is accused of disclosing 11 top secret or secret documents to a reporter. The indictment does not name the reporter but unnamed government sources have told media outlets that the reporter is investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept. In 2015, The Intercept published a special report called the Drone Papers exposing the inner workings of the U…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/10/trump_ste…

Corporate murder: Trial opens of France Télécom executives over worker suicides
wsws.org | 2019-05-10
To shrink a workforce legally protected from sacking, executives adopted a covert policy of psychological torture designed to coerce workers to quit or commit suicide.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/10/tele…

Wisconsin: The Perfect Place to Address America's Apartheid
Jud Lounsbury | progressive.org | 2019-05-09
Behind the stats about incarceration rates, lies a basic structure of law that accommodates white people. What better place to host the 2020 Dem convention?
progressive.org/dispatches/wisconsin-the-perfect-place-to-address-americas-apartheid-lounsbury-190509/

Anti-Racist Canada promotes Video by Anti-Palestinian, FOX News Filmmaker
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-09
Why would Anti-Racist Canada (ARC) promote a video by a FOX News filmmaker who compares the Left to the KKK and claimed Swedish police refuse to go into immigrant neighbourhoods? Is it because the ARC collective is an example of people who fight racism except if it is anti-Palestinian? Recently, ARC retweeted long-time anti-Palestinian activist …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/anti-racist-canada-promotes-video-by-anti-palestinian-fox-news-filmmaker/

Jamila Woods's Neo-Soul Captures the Power of Black Pride
Ann-Derrick Gaillot | thenation.com | 2019-05-09
offers a path to self-empowerment through the history of African-American culture and creativity.
thenation.com/article/jamila-woods-legacy-legacy-album-review/

"The Fourth Amendment Doesn't Apply Here" — U.S. Border Guards Arrest Arizona Immigrant Rights Volunteer
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-05-09
U.S. border officials arrested a human rights advocate, denying her access to an attorney when she accompanied an asylum-seeker to a border crossing.
theintercept.com/2019/05/09/asylum-border-humanitarian-aid/

Trump Administration Charges Drone Whistleblower With Allegedly Violating Espionage Act
Kevin Gosztola | shadowproof.com | 2019-05-09
Trump DOJ Charges Drone Whistleblower | *Listen to this story by clicking the above player. | A former language analyst for the United States Air Force, who worked for the National Security Agency, was arrested and charged with violating the Espionage Act and other offenses. | According to the indictment filed in the Eastern District of Virginia, Daniel Hale allegedly disclosed eleven classified documents to a reporter…
shadowproof.com/2019/05/09/trump-administration-charges-alleged-drone-whistleblower-with-violating-espionage-act/

Supermajority: Cecile Richards Teams With Alicia Garza & Ai-jen Poo to Mobilize Women Voters in 2020
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-08
As the 2020 primary and general election season heats up, we speak with former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards about Supermajority, the new political action group she helped launch that aims to train a new generation of women activists to take on grassroots campaigns and electoral politics. "Women are the majority of voters … the volunteers, we're increasingly the donors, increasingly the candidates, and it's time for political equity," says Richards. "We want to build a multi-racial, intergenerational movement to increase women's power." Supermajority was co-founded by Black Lives Matter co-founde…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/8/supermajor…

John Hopkins University Occupation Ends with Heavy Police Presence and Seven Arrests
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-08
After a month-long sit in, Baltimore students and residents protesting private police and ICE's ended their occupation. Republished from the Baltimore Beat…
therealnews.com/columns/john-hopkins-university-occupation-ends-with-heavy-police-presence-and-seven-arrests

Detroit Police Spent More Than Half Million Dollars On Cell-Site Simulator To Track People's Locations
Camille Fassett | shadowproof.com | 2019-05-08
Detroit police purchased surveillance technology that allows police to actively track people's locations through their cell phones, according to documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests. | In October 2017, the Detroit Police Department (DPD) obtained a cell-site simulator, which is a type of surveillance technology that locates and tracks phones by mimicking cell phone towers. Also known as IMSI catchers and Stingrays (a specific model of cell-site simulator made by Harris Corporation), cell-site simulators are increasingly used by law enforcement to locate suspects in investigations across…
shadowproof.com/2019/05/08/detroit-police-spent-more-than-half-million-dollars-on-cell-site-simulator-to-track-peoples-locations/

7 Arrested After Police Raid Sit-in Against Hopkins Private Police
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-08
The arrests came after an over month-long sit-in at Johns Hopkins against the university's $1.5 million dollar ICE contracts and newly authorized private police force…
therealnews.com/columns/7-arrested-after-police-raid-sit-in-against-hopkins-private-police

Arrest of three Libyans wanted for grave crimes 'would send strong and necessary message' to victims, urges top Prosecutor
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-08
The arrest and transfer of three men in Libya who are wanted on war crimes charges — including the son of former ruler Muammar Gadaffi – would "send a strong and necessary message" to victims, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the UN Security Council on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1038171

Elections in South Africa: what problems will the country's future president inherent?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-05-07
Parliamentary elections in South Africa will be held on May 8, 2019, for the sixth time since the end of apartheid in 1994. Africans will also vote for candidates in the provincial legislative assemblies. In addition, a new president will be elected. The current atmosphere The atmosphere in South Africa in recent months is one …
uwidata.com/3341-elections-in-south-africa-what-problems-will-the-countrys-future-president-inherent/

Two Myanmar Journalists Freed, but Many Face Charges
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-05-07
Reuters journalists Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw Soe Oo wave as they walk out from Insein Prison after being released in Yangon, Myanmar on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. | © 2019 AP Photo/Thein Zaw | The release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from a Myanmar prison is a joyous occasion for their families and all of those who have advocated for their release. But it should not blind anyone to the government's ongoing repression of the media in Myanmar. | Just two days earlier, the police summoned two journalists…
hrw.org/news/2019/05/07/two-myanmar-journalists-freed-many-face-charges

Mistakenly Jailed Pretrial, an Ohio Mother Lost Her Job and Kids
aclu.org | 2019-05-07
When you're incarcerated pretrial in America, it doesn't take long for life to fall apart. And that's without a conviction. | On April 11, Hamilton County police in Cincinnati, Ohio arrested Ashley Foster in a Target parking lot on charges of trafficking heroin. Foster was with her two young sons, one of whom…
aclu.org/blog/smart-justice/bail-reform/mistakenly-jailed-pretrial-ohio-mother-lost-her-job-and-kids

Cambodia: Opposition Harassed in the Courts
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-05-07
Security personnel guard the Supreme Court after its hearing to dissolve the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 16, 2017. | © 2017 AP Photo | (New York) — Cambodian authorities should immediately cease harassing former opposition party members in the courts, Human Rights Watch said today. The Battambang prosecutor Ky Bunnara has summoned 25 former officials of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to appear…
hrw.org/news/2019/05/07/cambodia-opposition-harassed-courts

Asylum Officers Are Being Replaced by CBP Agents
aclu.org | 2019-05-06
Having a CBP officer conduct a credible fear interview is like having an arresting police officer also sit as the judge. | Last week, President Trump issued a memorandum outlining his latest wishlist of ways to undermine the integrity of our nation's asylum system. Among them was a direction to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to change how it conducts credible fear interviews, the threshold screening interview given to thousands of asylum…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-border-patrol-abuses/asylum-officers-are-being-replaced-cbp-agents

Real Talk Tho Episode 2
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-06
Since the early '90s Baltimore has shuttered over 60 rec centers, while funding for police has more than doubled. Meanwhile, a new fund set up by the city that was originally intended to modernize rec centers has now been designated for general development. We've spoken to activists that say the city has no real plan…
therealnews.com/stories/real-talk-tho-episode-2

April 2019 — geopolitical events
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-05-05
Europe Assange arrested On April 11, Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, was arrested in London after Ecuador revoked political asylum earlier granted to the journalist. Since 2012, Assange has been held in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Britain is likely to extradite Assange to the US against Assange's wishes. Assange is accused in …
uwidata.com/3303-april-2019-geopolitical-events/

Proposed new census question steps up Trump administration's racist attacks on immigrants
Satya Vatti | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-03
Given the track record of the U.S. government, with its racist history of deportations, incarceration and family separations under both the Democratic and Republican parties, the citizenship question on the census is sure to incite anxieties and fear among immigrants who are repeatedly scapegoated by politicians for mass unemployment and poverty that are in fact products of the capitalist economic system.
liberationnews.org/proposed-new-census-question-steps-up-trump-administrations-racist-attacks-on-immigrants/

What Officer Noor's Conviction Says About Racism in America
aclu.org | 2019-05-03
For the first time, Minnesota convicted a police officer for killing someone. That he was Black and the woman he shot was white must not be ignored. | On Tuesday, April 30, a Minnesota jury convicted police officer Mohamed Noor of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for shooting and killing Justine Damond, a white Australian woman. Damond had called 9-1-1 to report a possible sexual assault near her apartment and then approached Noor's squad car when he and his partner responded to the call. Noor killed Damond, and he deserved to be found guilty. His decision to shoot and kill an unarmed person wit…
aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform/reforming-police-practices/what-officer-noors-conviction-says-about-racism

What will follow the coup attempt in Venezuela?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-05-01
In Venezuela on April 30, a shootout took place between opposition and government forces in Caracas. In the course of the protests, more than 70 people were injured and some 80 were arrested. Opposition activist Juan Guaido called for the coup d'état in a video message posted to twitter, after which point riots began. Security …
uwidata.com/3255-what-will-follow-the-coup-attempt-in-venezuela/

Venezuela: Military Uprising in Caracas (in Development)
venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-30
A military uprising is unfolding in Venezuela after a handful of the police and armed forces freed Leopoldo Lopez and blocked a highway in Caracas.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14451

Seeking Justice at Home
Michelle Chen | progressive.org | 2019-04-30
Virginia juvenile justice advocates envision a correctional system not about police and prisons but about stability, families, and a continuum of care.
progressive.org/dispatches/seeking-justice-at-home-chen-190430/

Palestinians call on Iceland's Eurovision contestant Hatari to withdraw
SAMIR | bdsmovement.net | 2019-04-26
Palestinians call on Iceland's Eurovision contestant Hatari to withdraw: PACBI StatementCancelling performance in apartheid Tel Aviv would be a meaningful expression of solidarity for the band, who are on record supporting Palestinian rights. | Cultural Boycott Boycott Eurovision 2019April 26, 2019…
bdsmovement.net/news/hatari