Anonymous recruits help to battle ISIS, posts 'how-to' guides... | www.kirotv.com: The IB Times reports three guides as part of the OpParis campaign were posted on Anonymous' channels. They are a "NoobGuide" for people learning to hack, a "Reporter" guide for setting up a a Twitter bot to search Islamic State accounts and a "Searcher" guide for finding the extremist grkoup's wesbites.
Regarding its recruitment, Anonymous says people can help out at their leisure and invites everyone to get involved. "The more the merrier," a member of the group posted online, according to IB Times.
21st Century Manifest Destiny on the U.S.-Mexico Border | NACLA: However, things can change rapidly in the United States’ 100-mile-wide border enforcement jurisdiction. Here, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), within which the Border Patrol is located, operates with extra-constitutional powers and a counterterror mission that prepares agents to be at war. The constant presence of these heavily armed U.S. federal agents has completely changed life on “the rez.”
It wasn’t always this way. When Joshua Garcia was growing up in the nearby Chukut Kuk district, there were a few agents. But the O’odham moved unencumbered and crossed freely back and forth over the international boundary on their traditional lands, which extend hundreds of miles into Mexico, to go to school, go to the clinic, visit family and friends, and to see sacred sites.
No More American Thanksgivings | Black Agenda Report: Thanksgiving is much more than a lie – if it were that simple, an historical correction of the record of events in 1600s Massachusetts would suffice to purge the “flaw” in the national mythology. But Thanksgiving is not just a twisted fable, and the mythology it nurtures is itself inherently evil. The real-life events – subsequently revised – were perfectly understood at the time as the first, definitive triumphs of the genocidal European project in New England. The near-erasure of Native Americans in Massachusetts and, soon thereafter, from most of the remainder of the northern English colonial seaboard was the true mission of the Pilgrim enterprise – Act One of the American Dream. African Slavery commenced contemporaneously – an overlapping and ultimately inseparable Act Two.
PressTV - Russian pilot killing war crime: Syria: On Tuesday, the Turkish military shot down a Russian Su-24M Fencer aircraft with two pilots aboard. Ankara claimed the fighter jet had violated the Turkish airspace.
One of the pilots has been rescued with the help of the Syrian army and is currently at a Russian base in western Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry has officially reported the death of the other pilot, who “was wounded when he parachuted down and killed in a savage way on the ground” by the militants.
Finally..... At long last, without further ado: Feds will track police shootings.: [m.dailykos.com] On Monday, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch made a similar declaration, saying the Department of Justice will create an open-source system that will track the number of people killed by police and incorporate data on nonfatal shootings, civilian deaths while in police custody, and use of force by law enforcement. Calling the data “vital,” she said the absence of a consistent set of standards “makes it hard to see these trends, and that’s why it is so important to focus on these [numbers].”
Nestlé admits slavery and coercion used in catching its seafood - Business - CBC News - Nestlé said it would post the reports online — as well as a detailed yearlong solution strategy throughout 2016 — as part of ongoing efforts to protect workers. It has promised to impose new requirements on all potential suppliers and train boat owners and captains about human rights, possibly with a demonstration vessel and rewards for altering their practices. It also plans to bring in outside auditors and assign a high-level Nestle manager to make sure change is underway.
‘Serious consideration’ to be given to holding inquiry into Sheku Bayoh death | UK news | The Guardian
‘Serious consideration’ to be given to holding inquiry into Sheku Bayoh death | UK news | The Guardian: The family of the 31-year-old trainee gas engineer and father of two spent over an hour discussing the case with Scotland’s first minister and the cabinet secretary for justice, Michael Matheson, on Tuesday. The family believe that post-mortem evidence suggests Bayoh died of positional asphyxia after being brought to the ground by four police officers.
They asked the Scottish government to consider the possibility of holding a public inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005, for which there is already legal precedent in Scotland.
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Myanmar (Burma): a report by Al Jazeera (Al Jazeera Investigates - Genocide Agenda) shows the Yale University Law School's Lowenstein Clinic in conjunction with Fortify Rights finding "strong evidence" of genocide currently being committed against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. It's clear that preventive measures have failed, chiefly through the international community's lack of awareness and concern. Nightslantern.ca called its initial genocide warnings for the Rohinghya in Myanmar, August 27, 2012 and October 29th, 2012 and November 2, 2012. It's possible that the historical persecution of Rohingya was advanced due to flooding in the south of Myanmar, threatening the nation 's food supply, possibly limiting the numbers of people the nation would be able to sustain. One is reminded of the effects of the U.S. B-52 bombing raids on Cambodia which intentionally destroyed Cambodia's food resources, as the major contributory fact in the Cambodian genocide which followed - a kind of triage of Cambodia's people allowing a majority to escape famine. There is some parallel to a similar mechanism in the Ukraine's Holodomur of 1932-33. This is a largely undiscussed aspect of the cause of genocides where genocide may be the result for minority groups when a country's food supplies are endangered/destroyed. The NATO press is reluctant to consider any causative link between the destruction of food resources and intentional destruction of a national group or its parts: this concept questions the legality of capitalism.
Serial killers, indigenous women and the RCMP’s missing data - The Globe and Mail: Overall, an indigenous woman is four times more likely to be murdered than a non-indigenous one. And now, based on data examined by The Globe and Mail, we know that indigenous women are seven times more likely to be preyed on by the kind of killer that doesn’t stop with one victim. Men who prey on women. Men who are usually non-indigenous.
It’s important to know this. The RCMP has never reported the ethnicity of the perpetrators of solved cases in its report, a common non-bias policy in police forces. The Harper government, however, was quick to claim that 70 per cent of the killers were indigenous themselves. It wrote off this unusual epidemic of deaths as a criminal justice problem similar to anything found in the broader population.
Turkey’s Act of War | Under Siege:
Here is a rundown of what has happened so far:
• At 7.24am GMT, Turkey shot down a Russian warplane
that it said violated its airspace. Soon after the incident, Turkey’s
state-run Anadolu Agency shared video online that showed the moment the
plane came crashing down and the two pilots ejected themselves.
• The Turkish army confirmed its action in a statement shortly after,
claiming it had told the plane 10 times in five minutes not to violate
its airspace: “The plane violated Turkish air space 10 times in five
minutes despite warnings at 7.24am according to the rules of
• The Russian-made SU-24 was shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter jets,
but Russia denied it violated Turkey’s airspace. Initially, the Russian defence ministry said their plane was hit by ground fire rather than Turkish jets.
• Nato soon announced that after the incident, there would be an “extraordinary” meeting of the North Atlantic Council at 4pm GMT in Brussels and confirmed it was in contact with Ankara.
New Anti-Terrorism Law Threatens Brazil’s Civil Society | RED POWER MEDIA: The definition of terrorism in the proposed new legislation remains vague, referring to the ‘provoking of generalized terror or panic’, a subjective concept that has raised suspicions about how widely the law may be applied.
Earlier this month, a group of UN Special Rapporteurs said the new law was too broadly drafted and could restrict fundamental freedoms.
‘We fear that the definition of the crime established by the draft law may result in ambiguities and confusion as to what the State considers a terrorist offence, potentially undermining the exercise of human rights and fundamental freedoms,’ the experts said.
Nestlé admits to forced labour in its seafood supply chain in Thailand | EurActiv - Nestlé, among the biggest food companies in the world, launched the investigation in December 2014, after reports from news outlets and non-governmental organisations tied brutal and largely unregulated working conditions to their shrimp, prawns and Purina brand pet foods.
The labourers come from Thailand’s much poorer neighbours Myanmar and Cambodia. Brokers illegally charge them fees to get jobs, trapping them into working on fishing vessels and at ports, mills and seafood farms in Thailand to pay back more money than they can ever earn.
"Nativist Hysteria" Against Syrian Refugees Echoes U.S. Rejection of Jewish Refugees in 1930s | Democracy Now!
"Nativist Hysteria" Against Syrian Refugees Echoes U.S. Rejection of Jewish Refugees in 1930s | Democracy Now!: The firestorm of controversy that erupted over whether the United States should continue to accept Syrian refugees after the deadly attacks in Paris includes a bill by House Republican lawmakers to restrict Iraqi and Syrian refugees from resettling here. At least 31 U.S. states have said they will not accept the refugees, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said, "We can’t have them. They are going back." Others are drawing historical parallels with a different refugee crisis the country faced in the 1930s, when Jewish refugees sought refuge here. Case Western Reserve University history professor Peter Schulman recently tweeted a Fortune Magazine poll question from 1939 that asked, "Should the U.S. government permit 10,000 mostly Jewish refugee children to come in from Germany?" The results showed 61 percent of respondents at the time said no. Among those seeking refuge and denied entry were Anne Frank and her family. "The nativist response then has very clear echos now," says Ishaan Tharoor, foreign affairs reporter for The Washington Post, whose recent article is headlined, "Yes, the comparison between Jewish and Syrian refugees matters." We also speak with Ilya Lozovsky, an editor at Foreign Policy and author of the article, "I’m a Russian-born American Jew. My people’s rejection of Syrian refugees breaks my heart." He says he decided to speak out because "[e]ven if Donald Trump never becomes president, this type of discourse has become legitimized."
‘La Patrie – Fascism, France and the not so distant Future’ | Robert J Somynne: The National Front seemed in decline after years of nibbling at the political mainstream. Its leader and several prominent members had been mired in anti-Semitism charges and appeared out of step in a France growing to like each part of itself. The seminal moment of the multi-ethic and multi-religious victory of France’s World Cup winning squad tossed Le Pen’s senior’s claims of a divided France into the ditch of cultural oblivion. Even his jibes about the real French not loving football were either scorned or ignored. Despite his surprise entry into the 2002 run off with then President Jacques Chirac the party looked spent, broke and divided.
Boca Raton victim says hate crime was 'nerve-wracking' - wptv.com: The victim says on Saturday a male on a bicycle passed him and shouted, "Jews should go back to Auschwitz.. Hitler was right." The victim responded with, "Why don't you come back here and say that!"
The suspect rode over to the victim, repeated his statement and shoved the victim. As the victim fell, he twisted around so he landed face down and his forehead hit the ground.
The victim got up and exchanged punches with the suspect, before the suspect rode off on his bicycle.
"I'm doing better. It was just a little bit nerve-wracking having someone scream at me these things," the victim told NewsChannel 5.
The victim is studying to be a Rabbi at the Chabad Center near Mizner Park.
Headlines for November 24, 2015 | Democracy Now!: The California city of Fullerton has agreed to pay 4.9 million dollars to settle a civil case over the police beating death of a mentally ill homeless man in 2011. Officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli were acquitted last year in the death of Kelly Thomas, whose injuries included a compressed trachea and broken facial bones. Over the course of nearly 10 minutes, Thomas was tackled, hit with a baton, pinned down, punched repeatedly in the ribs, kneed in the head, stunned four times with a Taser, and then struck in the face with the Taser itself eight times. Footage shows him pleading for help. He died days later.
Black Lives Matter Minneapolis | Facebook: VIDEO: Last night 2 white supremacists, one carrying a pistol, showed up to our peaceful protest at the 4th precinct.
After community members on livestream started questioning them they left without incident, then we later found a video of them en route to the protest brandishing a pistol and making comments including “stay white” and justifying the killing of Jamar Clark.
Kentucky Restores Voting Rights for Thousands of Ex-Felons | The Nation: Thirty-nine states automatically restore the voting rights of all felons, while eight states automatically restore such rights to only some felons, notes Insider Louisville.
“The old system is unfair and counterproductive,” Beshear said at a news conference today. “We need to be smarter about our criminal-justice system. Research shows that ex-felons who vote are less likely to commit crimes and [more likely] to be productive members of society.”