Australia: Aboriginal man dies in Casuarina Prison as hundreds rally around WA to protest deaths in custody | Warrior Publications

Australia: Aboriginal man dies in Casuarina Prison as hundreds rally around WA to protest deaths in custody | Warrior Publications: In a letter obtained by the ABC, the district medical officer said on a third visit Ms Dhu arrived unconscious, without a pulse, and not breathing.

An internal police investigation is underway into Ms Dhu’s death and a report is being prepared for the Coroner, but today the calls continue for an independent inquiry as well as strategies to help avoid deaths in custody.

WA Premier Colin Barnett was booed and heckled by several hundred people outside State Parliament.

Mr Barnett told the crowd he would personally take on the task of trying to reduce the number of Aboriginal people dying in custody.

Ms Dhu’s mother broke down in tears as she addressed the protesters, saying she needed answers as to why her daughter died.

She said she did not understand why her daughter went to the lock up and never returned.

The Premier said a police investigation into the death would be finalised in the next few days and all details would be released to her family.


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Venezuela: Twitter Users Detained After Socialist Party Deputy is Slain � Global Voices

Venezuela: Twitter Users Detained After Socialist Party Deputy is Slain � Global Voices: Over the last three weeks, several Twitter users have been detained by Venezuelan authorities for making online comments that police allege tie them to the murder of 27-year-old Socialist Party deputy Robert Serra, who was stabbed to death in his home on Oct. 1, 2014.

Serra's assassination shook the country's increasingly embattled political leadership and further stoked the already-high tensions between authorities and opposition party members. Although two men, both reportedly Serra's bodyguards, have been detained as suspects in his killing, numerous other citizens have been detained in connection with the incident.

At least two individuals were detained in connection with the @Hiipolita Twitter account, where an alleged fortune teller foresaw “mourning” in the National Assembly.


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Justice Department condemns Ferguson leaks as effort to sway opinion - LA Times

Justice Department condemns Ferguson leaks as effort to sway opinion - LA Times: “There is no way there should be reports from all these anonymous sources and these ‘leaks’ ....This is supposed to play out in the courts and the justice system, and not the media,” said Patricia Bynes, a committeewoman for Ferguson township, which includes the city of Ferguson, and a prominent voice in the protest movement. Quoting a popular chant, she added, “The whole damn system is guilty as hell.”


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TASS: World - Dozens of Poles protest in Warsaw against glorification of fascism in Ukraine

TASS: World - Dozens of Poles protest in Warsaw against glorification of fascism in Ukraine: “We, representatives of the families of about 200,000 Poles killed by the OUN-UPA (the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists-the Ukrainian Insurgent Army) and the Galicia SS division during WWII, as well as representatives of public and religious organizations are staging this all-Polish action to protest against the policy of the Ukraine authorities to glorify criminal gangs that committed genocide,” the protesters said in their address to Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko.

The OUN-UPA fighters massively killed Polish citizens, Jews, Armenians, Czechs, gypsies and Ukrainian anti-fascists as well as representatives of other peoples during WWII.


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In Bologna, Italian Riot Police Attack Antifascists to Protect Neo-Nazi Rally&Bank Propaganda | revolution-news.com

In Bologna, Italian Riot Police Attack Antifascists to Protect Neo-Nazi Rally&Bank Propaganda | revolution-news.com: When neo-nazis and bank pursue their capitalist propaganda, who is the police attacking, beating unconsciously and arresting? The anti-capitalists and antifascists who are trying to stop the nazis from hurting immigrants and the banks from hurting the workers, the poor and the vulnerable.
In Bologna, one anti-fascist was arrested, and many others were injured by the riot police when they tried to stop the Neo-nazi and catholic fundamentalist party Forza Nuova rallying through the city to incite criminalization and deportation of migrants and war refugees.


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Good Cop? Lead Detective in the Murder of James Boyd Blows the Whistle on Albuquerque PD | The Free Thought Project

Good Cop? Lead Detective in the Murder of James Boyd Blows the Whistle on Albuquerque PD | The Free Thought Project: On Friday, the Albuquerque Police Department announced that they have completed their probe into the killing and have turned over documents to the to the FBI and the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office. Either agency could still pursue charges against the officers involved, although this particular District Attorney’s office has never filed charges against an officer after a shooting. This department has shot and killed over 30 people in the last 4 years.


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The Grand Jury investigation of the Michael Brown shooting has been hopelessly corrupted | Frederick Leatherman Law Blog - Linkis.com

The Grand Jury investigation of the Michael Brown shooting has been hopelessly corrupted | Frederick Leatherman Law Blog - Linkis.com



I accuse Bob McCulloch, the St.Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, the
office that he directs and supervises and for which he is accountable,
and the Ferguson Police Department and Officer Darren Wilson of
conspiring to selectively leak information that is exclusively within
their possession, custody and control in order to influence public
opinion in favor of Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael
Brown.


The grand jury should have indicted Wilson for second degree murder
two months ago because no one can credibly deny that probable cause
(i.e., reasonable grounds) existed to believe that Wilson murdered
Michael Brown.


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Amid Racist Raids&Police Violence Against Poor Migrants, Thousands Protest Fortress Europe's Concentration Camps | revolution-news.com

Amid Racist Raids&Police Violence Against Poor Migrants, Thousands Protest Fortress Europe's Concentration Camps | revolution-news.com: Migrants and refugees are criminalized, when not killed or pushed to their death, and dehumanized in concentration camps, where they are jailed because they have “no papers”, which is the supreme white privilege weapon in Europe against people who are running for their lives. Repression and humiliation of poor people in migrant jails is tolerated and hidden from public discussion by EU officials.


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Thousands of Iranians Are Taking a Bold Stand Against a Cruel Form of Misogyny - Mic

Thousands of Iranians Are Taking a Bold Stand Against a Cruel Form of Misogyny - Mic: The background: Six women have been attacked in Isfahan in the past week alone. In most cases, assailants on motorbikes tossed the acid through car windows at women waiting at red lights. Police have arrested four alleged perpetrators.

The city's police chief said afterward that "most of the women were not dressed appropriately," with the implication that they were attacked for not dressing according to conservative tradition.

While the country used to have a policy of literal fashion policing — women could be arrested for wearing certain types of clothing — those restrictions have been relaxed by president Hassan Rouhani.

Why it matters: While women can no longer be arrested by Iranian police for what they wear, there's a movement to allow volunteers to enforce a dress code. A law allowing that is currently being discussed in the country's legislature.


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El Salvador: 1980s army hit list unearthed | World War 4 Report

El Salvador: 1980s army hit list unearthed | World War 4 Report: According to an analysis by the DC-based National Security Archive, the University of Washington Center for Human Rights and the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG), 273 of the names (15%,) matched people reportedly killed in El Salvador during the 1980-1992 period; 233 (13%) matched reported victims of forced disappearances; 274 (15%) matched reported torture victims; and 538 (29%) matched people who were detained or arrested. A total of at least 43% of the people listed in the Yellow Book were victims of human rights violations.


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Athens: Fascist bashed in Exarchia - Contra Info #AntiFa

Athens: Fascist bashed in Exarchia - Contra Info: On Monday afternoon, October 20th, a fascist was spotted and crushed in the area of Exarchia. The spineless thug that goes by the name Ioannis Kaptsis (originally from Syros Island) was wearing a ‘Pit Bull Hellas’ t-shirt, which he lost along with his handbag. Receipts of purchases from the area of Exarchia (he’s probably a resident) were found on him, as well as contacts with infamous fascists (Lagos, for example) and other like-minded scum (e.g. Giorgos Golden, Maria Golden) in his mobile phone.


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14 Facts about Torture in Mexico | Amnesty International USA

14 Facts about Torture in Mexico | Amnesty International USA



3. Fear of torture is widespread. 64 per cent of Mexicans are scared of being tortured if taken into custody, according to a recent survey commissioned by Amnesty International.


4. Reports of torture and other ill-treatment increased as violence spiralled in Mexico after 2006, as a result of the government’s “war on drugs”.


5. Impunity for those who torture is rife. According to the Federal Judicial Council, federal courts dealt with 123 prosecutionsfor torture between 2005 and 2013; just seven resulted in convictions under the federal law.


6. Official bodies tasked with recording the problem are failing in their duties. Less than one per cent of victims of human rights violations, including those who have been tortured, have seen the National Human Rights Commission issue a public recommendation on their cases. All other complaints remain closed to public scrutiny.


7. People picked up by the police can be held in detention for a long time before any charges are filed against them. Between 2008 and 2013, 8,595 people in Mexico were held in up to 80-day pre-charge detention (arraigo) by the Federal Attorney General’s Office. During that time detainees are at risk of torture. The government has reduced the use of arraigo detention since 2013, but not outlawed it.


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McConaughey blitzed, defended for views on 'Redskins' - CNN.com

McConaughey blitzed, defended for views on 'Redskins' - CNN.com: In a June interview, McConaughey mentioned that he used to wear a headdress when attending Dallas-Washington games in Dallas.

"(Cowboys fans) didn't like that I would show up, painted in burgundy, with the headdress and stuff. But they didn't throw much stuff either. It was all right," he said.

Comedian Hari Kondabolu believes he has a solution to the issue: keep the Redskins name but replace the logo with a severely sunburned white person. Suggestions, recorded on his Tumblr, have included Bob Barker, Dog the Bounty Hunter and Carrot Top.


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Census report: Half of Americans poor or near poor - World Socialist Web Site

Census report: Half of Americans poor or near poor - World Socialist Web Site: The release of these figures, as well as last month’s official poverty figures, have been greeted with silence in the media, despite the fact that the US is a mere two weeks away from a midterm election. As with every major social and political question, the issues of poverty and social inequality are being totally excluded from debate and discussion in the elections and ignored by the two big business parties.

The figures follow the release of a series of reports and studies documenting the growth of social inequality in the United States. Last week, Credit Suisse reported that the top one percent of the world’s population controls nearly half of all wealth, and that the United States has nearly ten times more super-wealthy people than any other country.


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DNA of Indigenous Women Protects Hispanic Women in US from Breast Cancer | News | teleSUR

DNA of Indigenous Women Protects Hispanic Women in US from Breast Cancer | News | teleSUR: The researchers, led by Elad Ziv and Laura Fejerman, determined the presence of a gene, located on chromosome 6, next to an estrogen receptor gene, specific to indigenous South American peoples, that prevents breast cancer.

Women carrying this genetic trait have a lower density of breast tissue, while a high density is known for being an important risk factor of the disease.

Therefore, Latin American women in the United States who have indigenous ancestors are less likely to develop breast cancer.


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Israel is losing its friends | GulfNews.com

Israel is losing its friends | GulfNews.com: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not had a good year. He was blamed by the US administration for wrecking its latest attempt to reassemble a peace process. In truth, there were obstinacies and obstacles on both sides, but publicly and privately, US officials identified Israel’s land grabs in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank as the principal cause of the breakdown.

Only this month, Philip Hammond, Britain’s Foreign Secretary, said he “deplored” plans for more than 2,000 additional homes for Israeli colonists in occupied East Jerusalem. France’s foreign minister Laurent Fabius said it put in question Israel’s oft-stated commitment to negotiated peace. Europeans have come to see colony expansion as a strategy calculated to destroy fast-fading hopes for a two-state agreement.


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We Must Address Racial Disparity In Police Shootings | The National Memo

We Must Address Racial Disparity In Police Shootings | The National Memo: “Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts — 21 times greater,” states a new study of federal data by ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative journalism outfit.

ProPublica analyzed more than 12,000 fatal police shootings from 1980 to 2012. The researchers narrowed the focus to three years’ data, 2010 through 2012, to estimate the disparity between black and white deaths at the hands of police.

This is one way to quantify that disparity, according to the report: Police would have to have killed 185 white young men during those three years — more than one every week — to even out the racial imbalance found.


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Dark Threats and the Normalization of White Terror: Aboriginals, Muslims & South Americans in the #OttawaShooting | Eric Ritskes

Dark Threats and the Normalization of White Terror: Aboriginals, Muslims & South Americans in the #OttawaShooting | Eric Ritskes: Was the shooter Indigenous? Conflicting reports began to emerge almost immediately after. An eyewitness on CBC news described a suspect wearing an “Arab type scarf” and speculation on Twitter eagerly emerged that perhaps the shooter was Muslim, a favourite perpetuator of terrorism in the Western imagination.


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