Suppressed News: concerned with the prevention of genocide by j. b. gerald 2016 / July 12, 2016

2016 Suppressed News:

July 12, 2016


     Poland: a video made by Amnesty International Poland recording refugees and Europeans meeting for the first time - "Look Beyond Borders - 4 minutes experiment" [access:< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFnB4Sa4Ewg&feature=youtu.be >].



     U.S.: the 2014 suicide rate of veterans decreased slightly to twenty per day, down from 22 per day in 2013. The rate for female veterans was almost two and a half times that of women in the general population. Older veterans were at the highest risk. The ACLU reports that Foreign born veterans, some in service since Vietnam, who have been charged with misdemeanors were being deported; their military service was not being taken into account. Stars and Stripes notes that every night almost 50,000 vets sleep in the streets. Military Times reports a 70,000 disability claims backlog in the Veterans Administration system, an improvement from 2013 when the backlog reached over 600,000. In 2015 the number of veterans receiving VA disability benefits reached 4.2 million.     Partial sources online: "VA puts latest estimate of veteran suicides at 20 per day," AP, July 7, 2016, Yahoo! news; "ACLU says US deporting 'untold number' of military veterans," Feliks Garcia, July 6, 2016, The Independent; "One reason so many veterans are homeless? They can't afford lawyers," Martha Bergmark and Ellen Lawton, July 8, 2016, Stars and Stripes; "VA disability backlog tops 70,000 — 7 months after it was supposed to be zero," Leo Shane III, July 10, 2016, Military Times.
 


Free all political prisoners.
Updates for some North American political prisoners, July 2016:

            Oscar López Rivera

            Djamel Ameziane
            Sundiata Acoli
            Dr. Mutulu Shakur
            Dr. Rafil Dhafir
            Sami Al Hajj
            Abu Hamza al-Masri
            Fahad Hashmi
            Chelsea Manning
           
Leonard Peltier
           
Hassan Almrei
            Mohamed Harkat
            Said Namouh
            Librado Jacinto Baños Rodriguez



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Hungary's Anti-Immigrant PM Applauds Trump's Security Policies | News | teleSUR English

Hungary's Anti-Immigrant PM Applauds Trump's Security Policies | News | teleSUR English: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday endorsed many of the controversial immigration proposals put forth by U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, arguing that stricter immigration laws were needed in order to combat terrorism.

“[But] I listened to the candidate [Donald Trump] and I must tell you he made three proposals to combat terrorism. And as a European I could have hardly articulated better what Europe needs,” Orbaan said while speaking at a university in Baile Tusnad, Romania.


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Oil Spill Impacts Canada's Indigenous Community | News | teleSUR English

Oil Spill Impacts Canada's Indigenous Community | News | teleSUR English: The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, or FSIN, and the Prince Albert Grand Council PAGC, have complained because Indigenous communities--representing more than 12 percent of the province's population-- live near the river and use the medicinal herbs that grow by the shore for therapeutic purposes.

But the spill has already begun to affected the population, forcing authorities in the west-central City of Prince Albert to shut down the intake at its water treatment plant, turning off the taps to more than 35,000 residents, according to local press reports.


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Luhut Invites Ambassadors to Monitor Human Rights Cases Handling | National | Tempo.Co :: Indonesian News Portal

Luhut Invites Ambassadors to Monitor Human Rights Cases Handling | National | Tempo.Co :: Indonesian News Portal: In a working visit in Manokwari on Saturday, Luhut asked for the ambassadors’ view on the process of handling the case since the beginning and asserted that all stages of the investigation were carried out in a transparent manner.

He said the human rights management team in Papua has been formed and is composed of people who are credible from the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM), prosecutors, and observers.


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Security forces, Naxals exchange fire in Rajnandgaon : PTI feed, News - India Today

Security forces, Naxals exchange fire in Rajnandgaon : PTI feed, News - India Today: The personnel came face-to-face with a group of armed ultras, triggering a gun-battle between them. On finding the security personnel zeroing on them, the rebels escaped into core forests, he added.

No casualties were reported among the security forces, but blood stains were found at the encounter spot indicating some Naxals may have been injured, the officials said.

Naxal uniforms and items of daily use were recovered from the spot, he added. PTI COR TKP RSY DIP


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Brexit fallout: Anti-migrant attacks surge in the UK - News from Al Jazeera

Brexit fallout: Anti-migrant attacks surge in the UK - News from Al Jazeera: In the aftermath of the vote, xenophobic and racist hate crimes surged by 57 percent, with the National Police Chief's Council saying it was the worst spike in British history. Eastern European migrants have been a particular target of such xenophobia. Polish community centres and shops have been vandalised, while stories of verbal abuse proliferate.

"Roma migrants tend to have the double whammy: they're not just Eastern European migrants, they're also Roma Eastern European migrants," says Shay Clipson, an advocate with the National Alliance of Gypsy, Traveller, and Roma Women.

"They may be Czech Roma, or Slovak Roma, but the other Czechs and Slovaks don't particularly like them either. Many are here because they are escaping persecution in their countries of origin. They are not just here to make a living, they are here so that they can live," says Clipson.

The Roma are the biggest ethnic minority in Europe, with a population of about 12 million living mostly in Eastern Europe, often in extreme poverty and subject to discrimination and segregation. A significant number moved to the UK after their countries of origin joined the EU in 2004.


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Libya: 87 refugee bodies wash up on beach - News from Al Jazeera

Libya: 87 refugee bodies wash up on beach - News from Al Jazeera: The bodies began washing up on the city's beach west of Tripoli on Friday.

On Saturday, 41 bodies were found by a group of volunteers trained by the city council and sent to a morgue for DNA testing before being buried.

The rest were found over the weekend, the official, who did not wish to be identified, said on Monday.

Irregular migration from Libya booms in the summer months when the Mediterranean Sea is generally calm and traffickers pack unsafe boats with people desperate to start a new life in Europe.


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The First Ever Aboriginal Woman In The Lower House Just Got Immediately Promoted - BuzzFeed News

The First Ever Aboriginal Woman In The Lower House Just Got Immediately Promoted - BuzzFeed News: Before winning the Sydney seat of Barton, Burney was deputy Labor leader in NSW and a former minister in several Labor governments.


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India’s Dalits strike back at centuries of oppression by letting dead cows rot on the streets — Quartz

India’s Dalits strike back at centuries of oppression by letting dead cows rot on the streets — Quartz: The victims were members of the Chamaar caste, part of India’s Dalit community, that has traditionally disposed of animal carcasses by using their skin, bones, and other body parts for commercial purposes.

The savagery has caused such anguish that some 17 distraught Dalits have attempted suicide in the western Indian state in protest against the incident.

Others have pelted stones, resorted to sit-ins, and blocked traffic on Gujarat’s highways. “There was also an attack on two state buses in Amreli by a mob of 2,000 men. Nearly 90% of bus trips scheduled in Jamnagar, Rajkot, Junagadh and Amreli divisions were cancelled, affecting the movement of three lakh passengers… In all, 500 protesters were arrested from different parts of Saurashtra..,” The Indian Express reported.

The blowback is evident not just in Gujarat, prime minister Narendra Modi’s home state, but also in other parts of the country, including the Indian parliament.


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Post-Brexit racism update | Institute of Race Relations

Post-Brexit racism update | Institute of Race Relations: Below we present an update of racially motivated attacks and other incidents of harassment that have taken place since the Brexit result, which indicate the types of attacks taking place across the UK. But of course, this account is in no way exhaustive.


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Man Who Uploaded #AltonSterling Video Still Paying a Price, Has Not Been Allowed Back to Work - Atlanta Black Star

Man Who Uploaded #AltonSterling Video Still Paying a Price, Has Not Been Allowed Back to Work - Atlanta Black Star: According to Fox 5 Atlanta, LeDay revealed in a Thursday news conference that he has not been allowed back to work at Dobbins Air Reserve Base due to security-clearance issues. He was working security for only a month when the chaos surrounding the video occurred.


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Navajo Nation Turns to Plant-Based Foods to Reverse Diabetes - ICTMN.com

Navajo Nation Turns to Plant-Based Foods to Reverse Diabetes - ICTMN.com: While 400 delegates who attended the New Diabetes Treatment Model in Native American Communities gathering covered a wide variety of subject matters, of particular interest was one involving Navajo Nation program efforts that utilized a low-fat, plant-based diet. “A growing body of research is showing this type of diet, one similar to the diet of ancestors of many Native Americans, is effective in preventing or halting progression of Type 2 diabetes,” said Betti Delrow, program manager for the Navajo Special Diabetes Project in Window Rock, Arizona.


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EZLN condena desalojo de plantón y reitera apoyo a magisterio | Homozapping

EZLN condena desalojo de plantón y reitera apoyo a magisterio | Homozapping - El EZLN publicó una carta abierta para informar sobre la “cobarde agresión contra el campamento de resistencia popular en San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas” sucedida el miércoles pasado. En una carta, dirigida a “A quien sea ahora el gobernador en funciones y demás capataces del suroriental estado mexicano de Chiapas”, firmada por los subcomandantes Galaeano y Moisés, el EZLN condenó los hechos y advirtió que “harían bien en amarrar a sus perros”, como calificaron a Marco Antonio Cancino, alcalde de San Cristóbal de las Casas; Domingo López, edil de San Juan Chamula; y Narciso Ruiz líder indígena de los Altos”.

Según los voceros zapatistas, cuentan con información de primera mano que apunta a que los responsables del ataque perpetrado por paramilitares, con respaldo de policía municipal y estatal, fueron Narciso Ruiz, Marco Antonio Cancino y Domingo López. Tras el ataque, agregan, el EZLN de nueva cuenta reunirá comida y enseres para evitar al movimiento magisterial, con el fin de poder recuperar en parte lo que fue quemado por el grupo de choque.


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'Right now it's surreal': Horrific crime sends shockwaves through Watson Lake - North - CBC News

'Right now it's surreal': Horrific crime sends shockwaves through Watson Lake - North - CBC News: The Liard First Nation and community of Watson Lake is also organizing a vigil tonight at Wye Lake cabin to remember a young woman who also died suddenly in the community last week.

Yukon's chief coroner is investigating the death of 27-year-old Tiffany Rose Ann Jimmy, who was found dead last Monday.

The coroner has said her death is not considered suspicious.


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People's Tribunal: Indonesian Government Guilty of Genocide in 1960s | Democracy Now!

People's Tribunal: Indonesian Government Guilty of Genocide in 1960s | Democracy Now!: In news on Indonesia, an international people’s tribunal has found that the Indonesian government was responsible for "genocide" against members and supporters of the country’s Communist Party in 1965 and '66. The government of General Suharto killed up to a million people after the general deposed his predecessor, President Sukarno. General Suharto was backed by the United States. Speaking to Al Jazeera on Wednesday, the head of the international people's tribunal at The Hague called on the Indonesian government to apologize and provide compensation for survivors.


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NYT: Trump Offered John Kasich VP Job Before Picking Mike Pence | Democracy Now!

NYT: Trump Offered John Kasich VP Job Before Picking Mike Pence | Democracy Now!: But The New York Times is reporting Donald Trump actually wanted Ohio Governor John Kasich to be his running mate—and that Kasich declined. According to The New York Times, Donald Trump’s son called Kasich’s adviser asking if the governor wanted to be "the most powerful vice president in history," and promising Kasich would be in charge of both domestic and foreign policy. Donald Trump’s son reportedly said that his father’s role, as president, would be simply "making America great again." Trump’s campaign disputes this account and denies it wanted Kasich over Pence. Ohio Governor Kasich has not come to the convention, even though it’s being held in his own state and he’s been in Cleveland this week. Ultimately, the Trump campaign ended up picking Pence. Last night, during his speech, Governor Pence spoke about U.S. foreign policy, saying Donald Trump would "stand with our allies."


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Activists Block RNC Entrance with Mock Border Wall So Trump's Hate "Won't Reach Our Communities" | Democracy Now!

Activists Block RNC Entrance with Mock Border Wall So Trump's Hate "Won't Reach Our Communities" | Democracy Now!: Protests continued outside the RNC on Wednesday as hundreds of people gathered to erect a "Wall Against Trump," blocking the entrance to the arena with a massive cloth banner painted like a wall. The Republican Party has formally endorsed Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in the party platform.


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medicalkidnap.com/2016: 2 Year Old Minnesota Native American Child Killed in White Foster Home – Biological Family Outraged

2 Year Old Minnesota Native American Child Killed in White Foster Home – Biological Family Outraged: [medicalkidnap.com] A Bemidji man accused of killing his 2-year-old foster daughter has a criminal record that would have prevented him from being a care provider under a law signed this month by President Obama, records show.

Nathan Daniel Jackson, whose home had a foster license from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, has been charged with two counts of second-degree manslaughter. He’s accused of leaving the girl, Kira Friedman, unattended in a shower with an 18-gallon plastic bin on June 5, according to the criminal complaint.

Jackson told police that he left the girl in the shower and when he returned found her in the bin, which was full of water. Police found Kira in the basement of a home with bruises to her head and body and blood draining out of her nose. A preliminary autopsy found that the girl drowned.

Both Jackson’s girlfriend, Amanda White, and his sister told police they were concerned he was using methamphetamine or other drugs.


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