Right Sector’s Borislav Bereza Visits San Francisco | Bay Area Antifa: The event was small, not more than 20 people in attendance, but it is nonetheless troubling that such a relatively high-ranking member of Right Sector could feel comfortable showing his face in this city. The event itself was entirely in Russian with no translation available, so very little information was gleaned from it, however we find some consolation in their self-marginalization via language barriers.
Stop Law Enforcement Violence Toolkit | incite-national.org: This toolkit is intended as an resource tool for activists and organizers, and provides some examples of organizing tools and strategies. It includes fact sheets, ideas for organizing, and sample tools created by other organizations.
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Israel extends detention of Palestinian for Facebook posts | Maan News Agency: HEBRON (Ma'an) -- An Israeli court on Friday extended the detention of a Palestinian activist who was detained for political activities on Facebook for a week, a Ma'an reporter said on Saturday.
An Israeli court in Petah Tikva extended the detention of Suhaib Zahida, 31, until Sept. 4, after he was arrested on Thursday for creating a page on Facebook called "the Intifada of Hebron" in addition to leading a campaign for the boycott of Israeli products.
From COINTELPRO to Snowden, the FBI Burglars Speak Out After 43 Years of Silence (Part 2) | Democracy Now!
From COINTELPRO to Snowden, the FBI Burglars Speak Out After 43 Years of Silence (Part 2) | Democracy Now!: Watch Part 2 of our extended discussion with three of the antiwar activists who broke into an FBI office in 1971 in Media, Pennsylvania. The burglars, John Raines, Bonnie Raines and Keith Forsyth, are speaking out this week for the first time following the publication of Betty Medsger’s book, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.
BBC News - Jews 'forced' to leave Guatemala village: [bbc.com] The Lev Tahor members were asked to leave San Juan La Laguna after meetings with elders of the Mayan community.
The elders accused the Jews of shunning the villagers and imposing their religion and customs.
The Lev Tahor had settled in the village six years ago as the group searched for religious freedom.
Police officers who shot Indian teen get medals by Brandon Ecoffey* | Last Real Indians: The officers have claimed that Mah-hi-Vist had threatened officers with a knife and that they were forced to shoot him.
The GoodBlankets say that the claims of officers do not reflect what they saw happen from their vantage point in the driveway where they say they could see in to the windows of the home. Custer County Sheriffs had been accompanied by two Oklahoma Highway Patrolmen in the final moments of Mah-hi-Vist’s as he was in the home with his girlfriend. Autopsy reports show that Mah-hi-Vist was shot 7 times, once in the head, and twice by a Taser gun.
“His girlfriend came running out on the yard screaming that they had shot him,” said Melissa GoodBlanket, the mother of Mah-hi-Vist.
westcoastnativenews - Did the Government of Ontario Lie to Stop a First Nation Elder’s Hunger Strike?
Did the Government of Ontario Lie to Stop a First Nation Elder’s Hunger Strike? | On First Nation Issues, Events, And Environmental Issues On The West Coast And World Events.: Many Grassy Narrows residents, including Fobister, still live with mild to severe mercury poisoning side effects. It’s a problem so severe and the effects so rare that this week, scientists from Japan are travelling to the area to study the effects on the people there. In fact, Japanese scientists were among the first to study those effects back in the 1960s.
Yet Fobister, who suffers from severe mercury poisoning, receives just $250 a month from the Mercury Disability Board. He’s one of the lucky ones. Recently, VICE reported that since its creation in 1986 the Mercury Disability Board processed 1,008 applications for benefits, but only 193 people are receiving compensation.
Israeli plan to build religious school in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood approved: OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- The Israeli municipal council in occupied Jerusalem approved on Thursday the construction of a religious school (yeshiva) in the predominantly-Arab neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in east Jerusalem.
According to the plan, a nine-story religious school will be built in the heart of this neighborhood.
The plan for the new yeshiva has been approved by the Jerusalem municipal planning and building committee about six months ago, but councilman and leftist Meretz Movement leader Yosef Alalu asked for the municipal council to reconsider the decision.
Irom Sharmila continues fast; rearrested days after her release: [fsrn.org] Authorities in India’s north-eastern state of Manipur have again arrested noted human rights activist Irom Sharmila just two days after her court ordered release. Sharmila has been on a hunger strike for 14 years demanding revocation of a draconian law that gives sweeping powers to Indian security forces to fight separatist movements. Sharmila is being held at a hospital for force-feeding. As Bismillah Geelani reports, the arrest has evoked strong criticism and renewed calls for repealing the law that many believe is encouraging human rights abuses.
Message from Leonard Peltier 08/28/2014... - Friends of Peltier: There needs to be grievance committees that are autonomous from the local D.A.’s where a person can voice their concerns and something will be done about it. There needs to be cadet programs so the youth can also be part of the judicial system; not just in prison, but as police and advocates for justice. The police forces of this country are totally ill trained for the task at hand they display their fear constantly in hurting people. violence is always caused by fear. In some cases it is the fear of violence itself, that causes violence. In some cases these officers are in fear of not being validated by their own fellow officers, if they don’t display their strength with violence. Either way, they need to be trained to a level that they are confident about who they are and what their responsibility is to the people they are supposed to serve. They need to be trained so that they have a relationship with the people that isn't a “WE VS THEM “ relationship.