Collapse of US charges against journalist raises serious questions about politically motivated prosecutions
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-12-12
Washington DC police have dropped criminal charges against award-winning journalist Max Blumenthal, in a press-freedom story which has received scant media attention. | Blumenthal: The police "threatened to break down my door": | On 25 October 2019, Blumenthal was arrested in a morning raid by police who threatened to "break down" his door. Blumenthal, who co-founded independent media outlet t…
3 Spanish footballers jailed for 38 years over gang rape of 15yo girl
rt.com | 2019-12-12
Three Spanish football players have been sentenced to 38 years in jail each after being found guilty of raping a 15-year-old girl in 2017. | Raul Calvo (21), Carlos Cuadrado (26), and Victor Rodriguez (24), who were playing for third division Spanish side Arandina, were arrested in December 2017 after the victim brought charges against them. | READ MORE: Sex party or rape? Belgian football players in hot water for shooting X-rated videos with naked woman in team's bar | The girl, whose name has no…
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'…
Ex-Argentinian Policeman Arrested in Paris over Dirty War Crimes
telesurenglish.net | 2019-12-11
Former police officer Mario Sandoval, accused of crimes against humanity during Argentina's "Dirty War" four decades ago, was arrested by French police on Wednesday after years of legal tussles, a lawyer representing the Argentine government said. | RELATED: , Argentina's Fernandez Calls for the End of Poverty and Misery | The lawyer, Sophie Thonon-Wesfreid, told Reuters he was arrested just hours after France's top administrative court, the Conseil d'Etat, rejected Sandoval's appe…
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.
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.
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…
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.