Daily Archives: December 6, 2019

2019-12-06: News Headlines

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

teleSUR (2019-12-04). Killer of Black Youth Trayvon Martin Sues Victim's Family. telesurenglish.net Former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who murdered unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, launched Wednesday a US$100m lawsuit for damages against the deceased boy's family and lawyers, arguing they used a fake witness to testify against him. | RELATED: | Released Emails Show NYPD Spied on Black Lives Matter | Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, 17, on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, after the young boy went to a convenience store to buy snacks. He was…

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.

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Authorizations for Madness; The Effects and Consequences of Congress' Endless Permissions for War
Matthew Hoh | counterpunch.org | 2019-12-06
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/12/06/authorizations-for-madness-the-effects-and-consequences-of-congress-endless-permissions-for-war/

Rap Brown Law today
Michael E. Tigar | mronline.org | 2019-12-05
The law was popularly named for African-American leader H. "Rap" Brown; its formal title was "The Civil Obedience Act of 1968." | Source…
mronline.org/2019/12/04/rap-brown-law-today/

Killer of Black Youth Trayvon Martin Sues Victim's Family
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-04
Former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who murdered unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, launched Wednesday a US$100m lawsuit for damages against the deceased boy's family and lawyers, arguing they used a fake witness to testify against him. | RELATED: | Released Emails Show NYPD Spied on Black Lives Matter | Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, 17, on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, after the young boy went to a convenience store to buy snacks. He was…
telesurenglish.net/news/Killer-of-Black-Youth-Trayvon-Martin-Sues-Victims-Family-20191204-0018.html

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."
progressive.org/dispatches/fifty-years-after-the-police-murders-of-black-panthers-madeson-stockwell-191203/

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.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/11/18/suspected-atomwaffen-member-arrested-charged-gun-possession