April 30, 2016

Sanders says politicians can’t pretend to serve everyone’s interests. “You cannot be on the side of those workers who have lost their jobs, because of disastrous trade agreements, and support those corporations who have thrown millions of our workers out on the street.” http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/bernie-sanders-stump-speech-campaign/story?id=38759813

Celebrity basketball coach endorses Trump because he would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons on civilians. “Harry Truman, with what he did in dropping and having the guts to drop the bomb in 1944 saved, saved billions of American lives,” Knight said, with Trump smiling next to him. “…. And here’s a man who would do the same thing…” https://theweek.com/speedreads/621427/bobby-knight-suggests-donald-trump-have-guts-nuke-enemy

Head of Japanese public television reportedly says press should follow government’s lead when reporting disaster stories. “Outspoken NHK Chairman Katsuto Momii has found himself once again mired in controversy after news leaked he gave instructions that the public broadcaster should stick to the official government line when reporting on the nuclear reactor situation in quake-hit Kyushu.” http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/04/27/national/nhk-chairmans-order-follow-government-line-kyushu-nuclear-reactors-sparks-outcry/

Military says strike on Afghan hospital was a mistake, relief group says it’s “an admission of an uncontrolled military operation in a densely populated urban area, during which U.S. forces failed to follow the basic laws of war.” http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-msf-investigation-idUSKCN0XQ24T

Former SS death camp guard apologizes at his trial. ““I am ashamed that I witnessed injustice and allowed it to continue without taking any actions against it,” Mr. Hanning told the court in the North Rhine-Westphalia city of Detmold, WDR, a public broadcaster, reported.” http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/30/world/europe/reinhold-hanning-former-auschwitz-guard-apologizes-at-trial.html

Woman found guilty of “creating a public nuisance” for posting on Facebook a school shooting rumor she heard from her child. “An officer wrote in a criminal complaint that Alvarez “stated she only made the statement to gather information on what she had heard from her child,” the Daily Record reported.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2016/04/29/mom-convicted-for-facebook-post-about-school-shooting-rumor/

Yale students protest University’s refusal to remove name of slavery supporter from school. “Yale University announced Wednesday that Calhoun College, one of  12 residential colleges, would retain its name despite recent calls for change.” http://www.businessinsider.com/students-react-with-wrongmoveyale-2016-4

Syria ceasefire collapses as fighting resumes in Aleppo. “The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitoring group, said air strikes and government shelling had killed at least 142 civilians including 21 children in rebel areas in the past eight days, while rebel shelling of government areas had killed 84 civilians including 14 children.http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-criris-syria-aleppo-idUSKCN0XQ0LP

State Department spokesman puzzled why journalists keep claiming Obama promised “no boots on the ground” in Syria. “There was never this ‘no boots on the ground,’” said Kirby. “I don’t know where this keeps coming from.” http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/04/29/more-american-boots-hit-ground-syria-us-parses-boots-and-ground

Sikh man arrested after fellow bus passengers became suspicious. “He was detained by police in Amarillo for about 30 hours and released without charge after being interviewed by the FBI.” http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/29/sikh-man-arrested-bus-terrorist-bomb-islamophobia

Hawaiian man dies during arrest, neighbors reportedly too scared to talk. “The building has few nearby homes, and several residents did not want to speak on the record out of concern they could be targeted.” http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/ocean-view-man-dies-police-custody

States reportedly trying to restrict “Justice for Prisoner X” pages. ““They are purporting to regulate the speech not only of prisoners, which is problematic, but they’re purporting to regulate the speech of non-prisoners in the entire world and they can’t constitutionally do that,” he said.” https://theintercept.com/2016/04/29/texas-prisons-assert-right-to-censor-inmates-families-on-social-media/

 

 

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April 30, 2016

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