April 26, 2016

30 years after Chernobyl nuclear disaster, a look at the numbers. “The World Health Organization’s cancer research arm suggests 9,000 people will die due to Chernobyl-related cancer and leukemia if the deaths follow a similar pattern to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings.” http://www.aurorasentinel.com/news/look-1986-chernobyl-nuclear-disaster-numbers/

One of the Bangladeshi gay activists killed by attackers was U.S. embassy employee. “(Xulhaz) Mannan was employed by the U.S. embassy, working for the U.S. Agency for International Development, the State Department in Washington said.” http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bangladesh-attacks-idUSKCN0XM1O7

Students in Iguala, Mexico reportedly battled police before their disappearance. “With a military intelligence official looking on and state and federal police officers in the immediate vicinity, witnesses said, the students were put into police vehicles and taken away. They have not been seen since.” http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/25/world/americas/missing-mexican-students-suffered-a-night-of-terror-investigators-say.html?_r=0

Right-wing candidate wins most votes in Austrian presidential election, run-off to follow. “Norbert Hofer, candidate of the anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPOe), took home almost 37 percent of the vote out of five candidates in Sunday’s polls.” https://news.vice.com/article/austria-sliding-to-far-right-amid-anti-immigration-sentiment

Transgendered woman reportedly uses restroom in North Carolina governor’s office. “There were people in the bathroom, and coming out of the restroom. And like the five times a day I use a public restroom, nothing happened. No one noticed.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/north-carolina-hb2-trans-bathroom-use-law_us_571e929ce4b0b49df6a8c03c

Sanders reportedly polling much stronger than Clinton against Trump. “Though the media and political establishment have all but declared Hillary Clinton the official Democratic presidential candidate, new polling on Monday shows that Bernie Sanders continues to fare significantly better when matched against Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.” http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/04/25/sanders-still-strongest-candidate-new-poll-shows-trump-and-clinton-near-tie

President Obama claims pro-corporate free trade deals are “indisputably” good for the economy. “Though the failure of past deals like NAFTA have become rallying cries on both sides of the partisan aisle in this year’s U.S. presidential campaign—with middle- and working-class Americans speaking out against them like never before—Obama said Sunday that “the majority of people still favor trade” and “still recognize, on balance, that it’s a good idea.”” http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/04/24/calling-corporate-backed-deals-indisputable-good-obama-makes-pitch-ttip

CIA allegedly using clever ploy to block author’s access to Angleton “mole witch-hunt” documents. “Georgetown spokesperson John Kenchelian informed me via email that “the CIA has not taken possession of the documents, they are still in Georgetown’s possession.” That means the Freedom of Information Act does not apply, and thus I have no legal avenue for pursuing the material.” https://theintercept.com/2016/04/25/how-the-cia-writes-history/

Ammon Bundy’s lawyer will reportedly argue that federal government does not own disputed park land. “”The federal government relinquished the land when it was previously deeded and homesteaded, thus relinquishing jurisdiction,” (Attorney Lissa) Casey wrote.” http://www.sltrib.com/home/3818350-155/ammon-bundy-questions-feds-authority-to

District Attorneys in Tamir Rice and Laquan McDonald cases reportedly fired by voters. “Anita Alvarez, state’s attorney for Cook County, Illinois, since 2008, and Cuyahoga County, Ohio, prosecutor Tim McGinty, who first took office in 2013, both lost handily to primary challengers.” http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/16/tamir-rice-and-laquan-mcdonald-avenged-at-the-ballot-box.html


April 26, 2016

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