Anonymous: Ferguson Killer Cop Darren Wilson 'Linked to KKK Ghoul Squad': According to a statement, the group says it has not published the evidence as it believes it would endanger the life of the person who provided it. Having handed over the evidence, the source emailed, pleading for Anonymous not to publish the information:
"This has gotten out of control. They want to kill you. And after you release this information, they will want to kill me. I am scared for my life right now. I am begging you to please do not release the information that I gave. I'm afraid that because the information I provided is so specific, that it will definitely be traced back to me, and I will be in danger. I am a long time supporter of Anonymous, and have trusted you with my identity. Now I feel my life is in your hands. I'm begging you please. I have a family to think of."
Anonymous says that it has been trying to independently verify the claims but has so far been unable to do so to their satisfaction.
- Darren Wilson KKK Link? Anonymous Releases Statement, But Little Information.
- Anonymous Says They've Linked Darren Wilson To KKK 'Ghoul Squad' | Crooks and Liars http://ow.ly/EIXEJ
- Missouri KKK leader Frank Ancona "checked in" at the Ferguson police department via Facebook on 29 October http://ow.ly/EIXIF
Police arrest demonstrators ahead of expected grand jury ruling in Michael Brown case - World Socialist Web Site
Police arrest demonstrators ahead of expected grand jury ruling in Michael Brown case - World Socialist Web Site: The arrests, conducted by police in riot gear, were the first in about a week. One of those arrested was streaming the protest live on the Internet, and he appears to have been deliberately targeted by police. Three of the five people arrested were from Missouri, one was from Wisconsin, and another was from Illinois.
The arrests came as news outlets continued to report that a decision in the case could come as early as Friday, with a possible public announcement on Sunday. On Thursday reporters said they received a test email from the St. Louis County prosecutor's office, which some interpreted as indicating that the announcement was imminent. Police will begin working 12-hour shifts beginning Saturday, also likely in preparation for the grand jury announcement.
University of Florida SDS holds demilitarize the police rally | Fight Back!: Student organizers handed out pamphlets explaining the 1033 Program and how the University of Florida and Alachua County receive weaponry through it. The 1033 Program is an initiative of the Department of Defense where surplus military grade weapons are given to local police departments, including university police departments. These departments have to pay to upkeep these weapons, which, depending on the items, can become very costly.
Tristan Worthington, an organizer with SDS, led the rally and amped up the crowd chanting, “When I say ‘opt out’, you say ‘now!’” She then emphasized, “As responsibly aware citizens, we have to work to ensure that police departments do not have unbridled reign in pursuing unnecessary armament. Police are supposed to be citizens protecting citizens, not soldiers quelling the voice of the masses.”
Ethiopian court sentences journalist to three years in prison - Committee to Protect Journalists: A state crackdown on independent publications and bloggers has taken place in Ethiopia this year, prompting several Ethiopian journalists to flee into exile, according to CPJ research. With at least 17 journalists in jail, Ethiopia is the second worst jailer of journalists in Africa, second only to its neighbor Eritrea, CPJ research shows.
Amnesty International wants to help you avoid government surveillance: [engadget.com] Called Detekt, the open-source tool has been developed by German security researcher Claudio Guarnieri. In addition to Amnesty's backing, Privacy International, Digitale Gesellschaft and even the EFF have given their approval to the project. It's free to download (down at the source link) and if you're interested about learning more about living away from prying eyes, you can always read our three-part series on the subject.
Mask: A Wave of Protests in Mexico: [maskmagazine.com] On October 1st, the story of the 43 students from the Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa, referred to as normalistas was only a few days old. In the next few days, details began to emerge – they had been kidnapped by the State, the police brutally murdered three of their classmates, and those police acted on the order of the mayor of Iguala. But the case had yet to gain political momentum. Since then, the association between the case of Ayotzinapa and Tlatelolco has become clearer in the public consciousness. Before the State violently intervened, their destination was here, Mexico City. They were on their way to march on October second to commemorate the massacre – to march with us.
Aboriginal mothers' ill-treatment in jail gives kids a bad start: [smh.com.au] The prison system can cover up, side-step the truth, create smoke and mirrors. The prison system feeds into the rhetoric that we as advocates are just misleading the community, hysterical and even liars.
This week's cover up and diversion tactics by the Queensland prison system concerned the access of a newborn baby to his mother's breast milk. This baby boy was removed from his mother just days after his birth and placed in care. His mother was returned to prison and both were denied the right to spend these vital weeks in the purpose-built cells for mothers and babies.
TwitLonger — When you talk too much for Twitter: Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-#MO.)
“We need to de-militarize this situation—this kind of response by the police has become the problem instead of the solution," McCaskill said. "I obviously respect law enforcement’s work to provide public safety, but my constituents are allowed to have peaceful protests, and the police need to respect that right and protect that right. Today is going to be a new start, we can and need to do better." #ferguson #policestate
Latin American Herald Tribune - IS Jihadists Raid Internet Cafes in Northeastern Syria: During the raids, the militants detained two people and took them to an unknown place. They also checked the contents of mobile phones that were found in cafes in the city.
In August, the IS imposed censorship on all information sent from the areas under their control in the region.
They also forced activists operating there to swear allegiance to the jihadist’s proclaimed caliphate in Syria and Iraq, which they declared in late June.
Morning Star :: Dockers send solidarity to US: [morningstaronline.co.uk] Dockworkers' union reps from across the world have backed US longshoremen's fight for fair terms and conditions.
Reps gathered in London on Wednesday, hearing of fraught talks between dockers' union ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA).
PMA has publicly accused the union of "crippling" the 29 US west coast ports covered.
International Transport Workers Federation president and dockers' section chairman Paddy Crumlin said: "These negotiations are massively significant. They're too important for dirty tricks.
"The ILWU understands and respects this. It seems the PMA doesn't.
American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL): Francesca Lia Block apologized for Native stereotyping in WEETZIE BAT
American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL): Francesca Lia Block apologized for Native stereotyping in WEETZIE BAT: Block's apology came up this morning in a tweet exchange I had with a colleague about Daniel Handler, the author of Lemony Snicket books who made several racist remarks last night (November 19) at the National Book Awards. He called them "ill conceived humor" in an apology he tweeted today (November 20). His remarks weren't "ill conceived." They were racist.
BBC News - Martin Luther King: Americans shown 'lost' Newcastle speech: Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech is known around the world, but few people are aware of another powerful speech he gave in north-east England in 1967 while accepting an honorary doctorate from Newcastle University. Here Americans viewing the speech for the first time give their assessment.
CJDC - Peace Country's Country :: Treaty 8 First Nations file suit challenging Site C project :: News - Story
CJDC - Peace Country's Country :: Treaty 8 First Nations file suit challenging Site C project :: News - Story: “the federal government didn’t take into consideration the joint panel review suggestions and requirements, they haven’t taken into consideration the impacts on the treaty,” said West Moberly Chief Roland Willson. “There’s been no regional environmental assessment done.”
BBC News - #BBCTrending: Anonymous takes on the Ku Klux Klan: The Anonymous cyberwar started during the weekend after the white supremacist group issued a warning to any potential rioters waiting for a grand jury decision on a possible charges against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August.
Leaked BNP member list: far-right now backing UKIP in by-elections | Political Scrapbook: Addressing a rally through a megaphone, Paul Golding claimed he would “have the last laugh” when the “patriotic right-wing MP” Reckless was elected.
And Scrapbook can today reveal yet more evidence of supporters of the hardcore far-right throwing their backing behind UKIP.
KKK Threatens To Shoot Anonymous Activists In Missouri: [liberalamerica.org] The fact is, they started this war with Anonymous when they threatened to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Guess what? In a move that will shock absolutely no one, they’re now threatening to shoot anyone they see wearing a Guy Fawkes mask in Missouri this week. Anon Cop Watch on Twitter: "Frank Ancona has now threatened to shoot anyone wearing Guy Fawkes mask in response to #HoodsOff #OpKKK http://t.co/w1ikSgAmmW"
The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب: Druzes and the Zionist state: It is time that Arabs abandon the fake polite discourse of national unity and address head on the matter of some Druze involvement in the apparatus of terror and intelligence by the Israeli state.�
Gambia must stop wave of homophobic arrests and torture | Amnesty International USA: “This unacceptable crackdown reveals the scale of state-sponsored homophobia in Gambia. Intimidation, harassment, and any arrest based solely on sexual orientation or gender identity is in clear violation of international and regional human rights law. The Gambian authorities must immediately stop this homophobic assault”.�
Amnesty International considers people who are arrested and detained solely on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity to be prisoners of conscience. They should be released immediately and unconditionally.