Queen & Slim: An African-American couple on the run
wsws.org | 2019-12-14
In Queen & Slim, a racist white policeman is killed in the act of assaulting two young black people. Relying on certain aspects of reality, the film creates a largely mythological picture to justify a strand of rabid identity politics.
Start Here: A Road Map to Reducing Mass Incarceration
Susie Gardner | truthdig.com | 2019-12-14
Trump Wants Criticism of Israel Equated with Anti-Semitism
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-12-13
Trump wants anti-Semitism redefined. An executive order perhaps already signed is all about stifling legitimate criticism of Israel. | It's about wanting the Jewish state absolved of occupation, colonialism, and apartheid crimes against humanity. | The International Court of Justice (ICJ) affirmed …
Neigh-neigh: Man tortures neighbors with horse sounds at night for almost 2 years & now faces prison
rt.com | 2019-12-13
A whole residential building was turned into a living hell by one vengeful resident, who played horse neighing through a loudspeaker almost every night. The man thought he'd get away with it, but he was wrong. | A 46-year-old resident of Nizhny Novgorod on the Volga River was arrested earlier this week and charged with the "tormenting of two or more people." The offense may carry a prison term from three to seven years. | Guards at the Guantanamo detention camp used heavy metal tunes to deprive inmates of sleep, but Yury Kondratyev went even further as he tortured his neighbors with non-stop horse neighing.
One killed in 'workplace violence' shooting at Dart Container plant in Conyers, Georgia
rt.com | 2019-12-13
One employee was shot at a food service plant in Conyers, Georgia, and later died. Local schools were placed on lockdown while police hunted for a suspect, who was later caught in the neighboring state of Alabama. | A contract employee identified as Cameron Golden was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with murdering fellow employee Taurus Andrews. | Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett described the shooting as "workplace violence," but said that Golden's motives were still being investigated. | "We don't if Mr. Golden was upset with Dart Container, was he upset with any particular person there? We just don…
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…
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'…
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.
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.