Daily Archives: May 4, 2020

2020-05-04: News Headlines

Adriaan Alsema (2020-05-04). The narco history of Colombia's security forces | Part 1: Santa Marta. colombiareports.com Colombia's security forces been involved in the drug trade since the beginning. On the Caribbean coast, cops began extorting marijuana traders in the 1960s and ended up being their enforcers….

Insult to Black Lives Matter, Insult to All (2020-05-04). SFPD Wore "Blue Lives Matter" Face Masks While Responding to Protests. indybay.org Photos of the scene at a May 1 housing protest in San Francisco show a row of police wearing face masks that depict the Blue Lives Matter flag. At least one policeman at a reopen rally the same day wore the same mask. Police regulation states that officers cannot alter their uniform. City Police Chief Bill Scott says he is seeking "neutral" face coverings for the city's rank and file.

Azhar Azam (2020-05-04). The COVID-19 Crisis Profoundly Exposes African Americans to the Scourge of Poverty and Racism. globalresearch.ca They live below the poverty level. They are prison …

Insult to Black Lives Matter, Insult to All (2020-05-03). SFPD Wore "Blue Lives Matter" Face Masks While Responding to Protest. indybay.org Photos of the scene at a May 1 housing protest in San Francisco show police wearing face masks that depict the Blue Lives Matter flag. Police regulation states that officers cannot alter their uniform. City Police Chief Bill Scott is seeking "neutral" face coverings for the city's rank and file.

teleSUR (2020-05-01). Police Brutality Marks Workers' Day in Chile. telesurenglish.net On the morning of the International Workers' Day, Chileans attempted to carry out peaceful protests in various public places in their country's main cities. | RELATED: | Although they initially followed COVID-19 physical distancing prevention measures, the military police violently lashed out at citizens in unsuccessful attempts to dissuade them from protesting against President Sebastian Piñera. The pretext for the police atta…

yenisafak (2020-05-04). Syria: Rift opens up in Assad family, tycoon slams regime. yenisafak.com Rami Makhlouf, a Syrian business tycoon and billionaire cousin of the head of the Syrian regime, Bashar al-Assad, has decried the practices of the regime security apparatus against his businesses.In a new video on his Facebook page, Makhlouf said regime security forces had arrested his employees in spite of "all the services that his companies have provided to those apparatuses".He pointed out that the regime asked him to distance himself from his companies and obey instructions, underlining his rejection of the regime's practices against his firms.Makhlouf, who has been labeled as the "artery of the regime's eco…

teleSUR (2020-05-03). Dozens of Stranded Rohingyas Land on Bangladesh's Coast. telesurenglish.net At least 40 Rohingyas including "starving" women and children have landed Saturday on the coast of southern Bangladesh, security officials said Sunday. | RELATED: | Locals informed the coastguard and 29 people were arrested while around 10 people fled, police and security officials said. | Those rescued will be sent to the island of Bhashan Char in the Bay of Bengal where Bangladesh has built shelters for some 100,000 refuge…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-01). Cuba denounces attack on diplomatic mission in the US. peoplesdispatch.org On April 30, in the early hours of the morning, a terrorist attack was perpetrated against the embassy of the Republic of Cuba to the United States in Washington. According to the statement by the Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez, an unknown man shot several times at the embassy's building using an assault rifle. | At the moment of the attack, ten Cuban officials and diplomats were inside the building. Fortunately, none of the diplomatic officials or any other staff members were injured. The aggressor was arrested by local authorities and is currently in their custody. | Cuba's foreign minister…

2020-05-04: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media! (Copy the text of the postee below, then paste it on social media and the story images will also appear.)

SFPD Wore "Blue Lives Matter" Face Masks While Responding to Protests
Insult to Black Lives Matter, Insult to All | indybay.org | 2020-05-04
Photos of the scene at a May 1 housing protest in San Francisco show a row of police wearing face masks that depict the Blue Lives Matter flag. At least one policeman at a reopen rally the same day wore the same mask. Police regulation states that officers cannot alter their uniform. City Police Chief Bill Scott says he is seeking "neutral" face coverings for the city's rank and file.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/03/18832811.php

The COVID-19 Crisis Profoundly Exposes African Americans to the Scourge of Poverty and Racism
Azhar Azam | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-04
They live below the poverty level. They are prison inmates in large numbers. They are most likely to be killed by the police, a longstanding grievance that originated the Black Lives Matter (BTM) movement to protest against police killing and | …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-profoundly-exposes-african-americans-racism/5711687

The narco history of Colombia's security forces | Part 1: Santa Marta
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-04
Colombia's security forces been involved in the drug trade since the beginning. On the Caribbean coast, cops began extorting marijuana traders in the 1960s and ended up being their enforcers….
colombiareports.com/the-narco-history-of-colombias-security-forces-part-1-santa-marta/

SFPD Wore "Blue Lives Matter" Face Masks While Responding to Protest
Insult to Black Lives Matter, Insult to All | indybay.org | 2020-05-03
Photos of the scene at a May 1 housing protest in San Francisco show police wearing face masks that depict the Blue Lives Matter flag. Police regulation states that officers cannot alter their uniform. City Police Chief Bill Scott is seeking "neutral" face coverings for the city's rank and file.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/03/18832811.php

Syria: Rift opens up in Assad family, tycoon slams regime
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-04
Rami Makhlouf, a Syrian business tycoon and billionaire cousin of the head of the Syrian regime, Bashar al-Assad, has decried the practices of the regime security apparatus against his businesses.In a new video on his Facebook page, Makhlouf said regime security forces had arrested his employees in spite of "all the services that his companies have provided to those apparatuses".He pointed out that the regime asked him to distance himself from his companies and obey instructions, underlining his rejection of the regime's practices against his firms.Makhlouf, who has been labeled as the "artery of the regime's eco…
yenisafak.com/en/world/syria-rift-opens-up-in-assad-family-tycoon-slams-regime-3518591

Dozens of Stranded Rohingyas Land on Bangladesh's Coast
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-03
At least 40 Rohingyas including "starving" women and children have landed Saturday on the coast of southern Bangladesh, security officials said Sunday. | RELATED: | Rohingyas in India Abandoned to Fate in Face of Pandemic | Locals informed the coastguard and 29 people were arrested while around 10 people fled, police and security officials said. | Those rescued will be sent to the island of Bhashan Char in the Bay of Bengal where Bangladesh has built shelters for some 100,000 refuge…
telesurenglish.net/news/Dozens-of-Stranded-Rohingyas-Land-on-Bangladesh-Coast-20200503-0009.html

Cuba denounces attack on diplomatic mission in the US
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-01
On April 30, in the early hours of the morning, a terrorist attack was perpetrated against the embassy of the Republic of Cuba to the United States in Washington. According to the statement by the Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez, an unknown man shot several times at the embassy's building using an assault rifle. | At the moment of the attack, ten Cuban officials and diplomats were inside the building. Fortunately, none of the diplomatic officials or any other staff members were injured. The aggressor was arrested by local authorities and is currently in their custody. | Cuba's foreign minister…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/01/cuba-denounces-attack-on-diplomatic-mission-in-the-us/