I CARE - - Finns protest against racism after man assaulted at neo-Nazi rally dies

I CARE - - News - Internet Centre Anti Racism Europe: 24/9/2016- More than 15,000 people gathered in Helsinki on Saturday to protest against racism and violence, after the death of a man assaulted during a neo-Nazi rally in the city earlier this month. Following an influx of asylum seekers last year, anti-immigration sentiment has been on the rise in the small Nordic country, which has little experience of taking in large numbers of refugees. Police a week ago detained a member of a far-right movement on suspicion of attacking a Finnish national in central Helsinki who died of his injuries a few days later. Holding placards showing peace signs and red lines crossing out swastikas, demonstrators said it was time to break a silence that they said had allowed racism and far-right violence to grow in the country. Similar events were held in other towns. "People really feel that there's not enough talk about racism here. There's too much neglect. We should all speak more against racism, including the leaders," said a demonstrator who gave her name as Rosa.


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I CARE - - Germany: New AfD Berlin senator: Nazi civilian killings were 'legal'

I CARE - - News - Internet Centre Anti Racism Europe - The AfD party admitted this week that one of their newest elected politicians was once part of an extremist group. And his Facebook posts reveal more about his troubling thoughts on the Nazis. 21/9/2016- One of the new members of Berlin’s state parliament from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party used to be a member of the German Defence League - an extremist right-wing, anti-Islam group - the party confirmed on Monday. Kay Nerstheimer, who was elected to the parliament as a direct candidate for the eastern Lichtenberg district, had been a member of the group as recently as 2012, according to AfD regional chair Georg Pazderski. The German Defence League - styled after the English Defence League - declares that “Islam does not belong to Germany”, and says it will protect “our culture, values and traditions”. Pazderski claimed that Nerstheimer ended his activities with the group after it came under surveillance in 2013 by Germany’s domestic security agency, the Verfassungsschutz,. The Berlin party leader also said that the AfD would look into Nerstheimer’s past and would “find a solution”, though national party leader Frauke Petry would not say whether they would consider dismissing him from the party. But as the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) reported on Tuesday, Nerstheimer’s extremist views did not start nor end with the German Defence League. Nerstheimer has repeatedly posted on Facebook in recent years messages glorifying the Nazi time, trivializing the acts of Nazi war criminals, and using certain phrases often espoused by the Third Reich.


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Louisiana: Newly Released Video Shows Cops Killing 6-Year-Old Boy | Democracy Now!

Louisiana: Newly Released Video Shows Cops Killing 6-Year-Old Boy | Democracy Now!: Meanwhile, in Louisiana, a judge has released body camera video showing police officers shooting into a car and killing a six-year-old child in September 2015. The boy, Jeremy Mardis, was in first grade. He was killed on site after being hit by five bullets. Authorities say the marshals began chasing the car after seeing an argument between a man and a woman. When the car chase ended at a dead-end street, the marshals approached the car and opened fire. The video shows the driver, Christopher Few, with his hands in the air. The Louisiana State Police superintendent said the video is "the most disturbing thing I’ve seen." Two U.S. marshals involved in the shooting are on trial facing second-degree murder charges.


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Oil CEO Says Bribing Native Americans Will Stop Dakota Protests | News | teleSUR English

Oil CEO Says Bribing Native Americans Will Stop Dakota Protests | News | teleSUR English: James J. Volker, CEO of Whiting Petroleum Corp, said that economic opportunities such as oil service contracts and jobs related to the oil industry, such as water hauling, could be given to Native American-owned companies.

“We, as an industry, would like to see them provide those services … It does provide a better standard of living for them, it does provide a direct tie to the energy business and makes them and their tribal leaders more inclined to have more energy development,” said Volker, speaking to the Independent Petroleum Association of America on Tuesday.

Thousands have protested in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, who say that the 1,168-mile pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois will run through sacred sites and damage the environment, including local water supplies, with the Missouri River as a foremost site among those that could potentially face ruin in the event of a rupture. The tribe says that their rights have been violated and that they were not adequately consulted on the project.


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Ottawa police investigate complaint that officer posted racist comments about Inuk artist - Ottawa - CBC News

Ottawa police investigate complaint that officer posted racist comments about Inuk artist - Ottawa - CBC News: The comments, which Coburn noted were "troubling for the overt racism of the text" were posted from the Facebook account of Chris Hrnchiar, who Coburn noted appeared to be an Ottawa police sergeant. Coburn called this "distressing."

Coburn shared his emailed complaint with CBC News, as well as a response from Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau, who said his staff would follow up.


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Hunger Strikes, Marches & Work Stoppages: Unprecedented National Prison Strike Enters Third Week | Democracy Now!

Hunger Strikes, Marches & Work Stoppages: Unprecedented National Prison Strike Enters Third Week | Democracy Now!: The largest prison work strike in U.S. history has entered its third week. Organizers report that as of last week at least 20 prisons in 11 states continued to protest, including in Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Washington. The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee says at one point about 20,000 prisoners were on strike. With protest has come punishment. Several facilities have been put on lockdown, with prisoners kept in their cells and denied phone access both before and during the strike. Organizers have also been put in solitary confinement.


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2016 Suppressed News: September 24

2016 Suppressed News: September 24, 2016
Canada: on September 22nd, Indigenous leaders from across North America (among them the Standing Rock Sioux) signed a Treaty in Montreal and Vancouver to stand together in forbidding the use of their lands for production or distribution of crude oil from the Alberta oilsands. Also targeted: TransCanada's Energy East pipeline, the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and Line 3 pipeline modernization/replacement, the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion, and the Keystone XL pipeline (the rejection by U.S. President Obama is currently challenged by TransCanada in courts). Not mentioned: the BC government has approved the Eagle Mountain-Woodfibre LNG facility and a 47 kilometre natural gas pipeline between Vancouver Island and Squamish. Not mentioned: the Trudeau government has issued two permits for the Site C dam near Fort St. John; two bands are trying to halt construction in court (previous). The Indigenous Treaty position protects Indigenous heritage, protects affected Indigenous environments from the risk of extreme pollution, eases the dangers to local wildlife, encourages alternative energy sources of wind and solar and tidal power, helps Canada honour its commitment to keep the global temperature increase to under 1.5% Celsius. The growing number of Treaty signatories has reached some seventy 70 aboriginal bands or nations. The fact of the Treaty makes clear that the pipelines do not have the Indigenous peoples' support as required by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (previous). On Sept. 20th David Archambault II, acting chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux (see above and previous) asked the U.N.'s Human Rights Council in Geneva, to "call upon all parties to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline to protect our environment and our nation's future, our culture and our way of life." The "Treaty Alliance against Tar Sands Expansion," is available online at [access:< http://www.treatyalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Treaty-and-additional-information.pdf >]. Partial sources online: "U.S. and Canadian aboriginal groups sign treaty to oppose oilsands development," Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press, Sept. 22, 2016, CTV News Montreal; "Energy East: Kanesatake grand chief vows to pull out stops to fight pipeline," March 14, 2016, CBC News; "Here are the major Canadian pipelines the oil patch wants built," Christopher Adams (Analysis, Energy), Sept. 22, 2016, National Observer; "Canadian First Nations, U.S. tribes form alliance to stop oil pipelines," Thomson Reuters, Sept. 22, 2016, CBC News; "Standing Rock Sioux Chairman asks the United Nations for protection of the tribe's sovereign rights," navajo, Sept. 20, 2016, Daily Kos.; "Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Takes #NODAPL to the United Nations," Sept. 20, 2016, Indian Law Resource Center .


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Normalistas heridos, detenidos y desaparecidos hoy en Michoacán – Desinformémonos

Normalistas heridos, detenidos y desaparecidos hoy en Michoacán – Desinformémonos - El día de hoy, 27 de septiembre a las 10 de la mañana, en la carretera federal Morelia a Zamora, a la altura del crucero de Purépero realizaban una acción en la que repartían volantes y pedían cooperación para su lucha. En ella participaban cerca de 150 estudiantes, en su mayoría mujeres.

Al realizar esta acción se presentó en el lugar, a las 14 horas, un grupo de 60 elementos de seguridad que pudieron identificar como policía federal, estatal y algunos vestidos de civil. No portaban equipo antimotines de escudos y toletes, sino armas cortas y largas, según identifican los propios estudiantes entrevistados por Desinformémonos.


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"I Called You to Help Me, But You Killed My Brother": Police Shoot Dead Unarmed African-American Man | Democracy Now!

"I Called You to Help Me, But You Killed My Brother": Police Shoot Dead Unarmed African-American Man | Democracy Now!: Police in the San Diego, California, suburb of El Cajon shot and killed an unarmed African-American man Tuesday, after his sister called 911 to report her brother was having a mental health emergency. Eyewitnesses said 30-year-old Alfred Olango was holding his hands up when he was tased by one police officer and then fired upon five times by another officer. In video posted online, Alfred Olango’s grieving sister is seen tearfully confronting police. She tells them, "I called you to help me, but you killed my brother."


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A white officer said she was shot by a black man. Then her story started to unravel. - The Washington Post



A white officer said she was shot by a black man. Then her story started to unravel. - The Washington Post - “For him to have such a disregard to human life really angers me and upsets me,” she said amid a manhunt for the man she had described. “If he’ll do this to an officer, how much more will he do to a citizen on the street.”

She was grateful for her training, she told the station, and relieved to make it home to her three children.

The shooting set residents on edge.

“It’s a little bit scary, so hopefully they catch him really soon,” Jackson resident Stacey Patterson told ABC-affiliated KLTV.

Shortly after, though, Hall’s story began to unravel.

During three interviews, she told investigators that she didn’t turn on her patrol cruiser’s dash cam or audio recording device, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

But investigators pored over the equipment — even reaching out to the manufacturer — and recovered video and audio from a hard drive.

They discovered numerous inconsistencies, including some with the physical evidence in the case.

They interviewed Hall again, pointing out things that didn’t add up.

“During this interview,” a GBI statement said, “Sherry Hall watched the video and at that time Hall stopped cooperating with the investigation.”


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Reinstate Haiti Deportation Halt and Expand Haitian Family Reunification | Miami Herald

Reinstate Haiti Deportation Halt and Expand Haitian Family Reunification | Miami Herald: Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake led to bipartisan calls to create the HFRP to more quickly bring in beneficiaries on wait lists of up to 13 years whom DHS already had approved. We said that it would decrease desperation, save lives, expeditiously reunite families and speed recovery in Haiti at little or no cost to the U.S. taxpayer by generating a significant additional flow of remittances back home.

But eligibility was arbitrarily and inexplicably limited to petitioners whose beneficiaries were within two years of getting their visas anyway. Of about 100,000 on the approved wait list, DHS thought it would interview 5,000 persons per year; but as of June 30, 2016, although beneficiaries three years out are now eligible, fewer than 2,000 had been approved.


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[ibtimes.com] Nathan Desai Was A Nazi? Houston Shooting Suspect Wore Uniform With Swastikas, Nazi 'Paraphernalia' Found

Nathan Desai Was A Nazi? Houston Shooting Suspect Wore Uniform With Swastikas, Nazi 'Paraphernalia' Found: [ibtimes.com] The suspected attacker was killed in a shootout with police. The report from KRPC2 cited "two law enforcement sources" who said the man was "wearing a Nazi uniform when he was killed during a confrontation with police." A tweet from Jace Larson of KPRC2 said more Nazi paraphernalia was found at the man's home.

Three of the nine victims in the shooting have reportedly been released from the hospital, while one remains in critical condition.



Desai's vehicle had been connected to the shooting, which took place in the early hours at a shopping center in southwest Houston. Local station KTRK reported that the vehicle was filled with weapons.


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time.com: Robert Redford: I Stand with the Standing Rock Sioux

Robert Redford: I Stand with the Standing Rock Sioux: [time.com] You can give time by making phone calls. Call North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200 and politely share your opinion, or call the White House at 202-456-1111 and politely tell President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers’ permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Though not all of us are able to go to North Dakota and actually stand with Standing Rock, we can stand united. We can be a sea of people, rising up together to prevent the seas from rising and our history of mistreatment of Native Americas from repeating. The Sioux people of North Dakota aren’t just fighting for their homes and their water. They’re fighting for our homes and water, our families and futures, our children’s chances for a habitable home.


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Refugees Say Right-Wing California Sheriff Intimidated Them at Gunpoint - The Daily Beast

Refugees Say Right-Wing California Sheriff Intimidated Them at Gunpoint - The Daily Beast: Siskiyou County has a Hmong community of approximately 1,000 people, most of whom moved there from Minnesota and elsewhere in California in 2015, to a cold welcome from local officials, attorney Brian Ford told The Daily Beast.

Even outside his rural California county, Siskiyou Sheriff Jon Lopey is a force. Lopey is a loud spokesperson against federal land regulations, a stance that allies him with the Bundy family, and has allegedly made local Native Americans uneasy about driving down Siskiyou County roads alone. Lopey is also member of the so-called Constitutional Sheriffs, a right-wing order that includes notorious sheriff Joe Arpaio, and encourages officers to only enforce laws they believe to be constitutional.

And just before California’s June primary elections, when Lopey was up for reelection, he became focused on allegations of voter fraud. His scrutiny fell on the Hmong people.


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[activistpost.com] DAPL is Just the Beginning — Federal Bill Seeks Largest Native American Land Grab in 100 Years

DAPL is Just the Beginning — Federal Bill Seeks Largest Native American Land Grab in 100 Years: [activistpost.com] Given the recent destruction of sacred Native land at Standing Rock during the construction of the DAPL, the Ute tribe tends not to agree with the congressman and is already planning to fight it. They’ve since formed a committee to discuss how.

“The actions of Bishop and Chaffetz would seek to divest the Ute Indian Tribe of their ancestral homelands,” the committee wrote in an op-ed for the Salt Lake Tribune. The committee said that this proposal runs the risk of returning to “failed policies of tribal land dispossession that have had a devastating and lasting impact upon tribal nations for the past century.”

According to the tribe’s website, this bill would directly impact 100,000 acres of Ute reservation lands, home to more than half of the tribe’s population. This land has been inhabited by natives for more than 11,000 years as the rock paintings and petroglyphs show.


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Native Hawaiians, Asian Americans Show Support for North Dakota Pipeline Protest - NBC News

Native Hawaiians, Asian Americans Show Support for North Dakota Pipeline Protest - NBC News: Post by NBC News.

"Our hearts go out to all of the protectors of Standing Rock and to protectors everywhere who are risking their health, safety and even their lives to stand for Mother Earth (Papahanaumoku)," wrote Kealoha Pisciotta in a statement on behalf of the Mauna Kea Hui, Flores-Case 'Ohana, KAHEA: The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance, and Mauna Kea Anaina Hou. "We are humbled by our Native American brothers and sisters who have stood for hundreds of years and who have survived genocide and continue to stand for what is pono (righteous). Our hearts are breaking seeing what has been done and for what is happening now; and yet our hearts are lifted also as we see your bravery and courage."


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Native Hawaiians, Asian Americans Show Support for North Dakota Pipeline Protest - NBC News

Native Hawaiians, Asian Americans Show Support for North Dakota Pipeline Protest - NBC News: Post by NBC News.

"Our hearts go out to all of the protectors of Standing Rock and to protectors everywhere who are risking their health, safety and even their lives to stand for Mother Earth (Papahanaumoku)," wrote Kealoha Pisciotta in a statement on behalf of the Mauna Kea Hui, Flores-Case 'Ohana, KAHEA: The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance, and Mauna Kea Anaina Hou. "We are humbled by our Native American brothers and sisters who have stood for hundreds of years and who have survived genocide and continue to stand for what is pono (righteous). Our hearts are breaking seeing what has been done and for what is happening now; and yet our hearts are lifted also as we see your bravery and courage."


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#NoDAPL / Press Release: Hundreds Rally Against Dakota Access Pipeline Outside President Obama’s Final Tribal Nations Summit

Hundreds Rally Against Dakota Access Pipeline Outside President Obama’s Final Tribal Nations Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2016

Contacts:
Dallas Goldtooth, 507-412-7609
Dani Heffernan, 305-992-1544

Washington, DC -- In solidarity with the Dakota Access resistance camps at Standing Rock, hundreds gathered outside President Obama’s final White House Tribal Nations Conference yesterday for a rally opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. The rally was held on the steps of the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium and was organized by the Indigenous Environmental Network with support from non-native allies. Supporters carried banners and signs reading “Resist Dakota Access Pipeline” and “We Stand With Standing Rock Sioux” while several Native leaders addressed the crowd.

“We are fighting an entire system predicated upon the disregard and suppression of Indigenous rights, and Dakota Access is yet another example of that system in play,” said Dallas Goldtooth, National Organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network. “On behalf of our rights and the sanctity of Mother Earth we must keep fossil fuels in the ground, we must and will stop the Dakota Access pipeline.”

Speakers at the rally included Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II; Dallas Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network; Grace Claymore, Standing Rock Youth Representative; Brian Cladoosby, President of the National Congress of American Indians; Heather Wood-Mendoza, Lakota Native Rights Activist; and Lloyd Pikok, Tribal Vice President from the Native Village of Point Lay, Alaska.

Earlier yesterday, President Obama spoke about the Standing Rock Sioux during his remarks at the Tribal Nations Conference, saying, “I know many of you have come together, across tribes and across the country, to support the community at Standing Rock and together you’re making your voices heard.” On September 9th, following a court decision in favor of the pipeline, the Department of Justice, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of the Army issued a joint statement that temporarily stopped construction on one area of the pipeline pending further review and consultation with tribes.

“The Corps of Engineer’s failure to hold meaningful consultation with our Tribe before approving construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline is a violation of our rights,” stated Dave Archambault Jr., Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. “The Obama Administration has been an ally of the tribes and we appreciate that he will ask federal agencies to consider treaty rights in making decisions regarding natural resource projects. We hope that President Obama’s direction to federal agencies is a turning point for more meaningful government-to-government consultation.”

Over 200 tribes have now joined the Standing Rock Sioux in the fight against the pipeline, and reports from the ground say that there are over 4,000 people at the camp. With the fate of this pipeline now in President Obama’s hands, Tribal Leaders and allies across the nation are urging him to challenge the fossil fuel industry’s greed and stop the project permanently.

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