July 10, 2016

NATO pledges $1 billion per year to Afghan government through 2020. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nato-summit-afghanistan-idUSKCN0ZP0AC

Bahamas issues travel warning to its citizens visiting the U.S. to “exercise extreme caution in affected [protest hit] cities in their interactions with the police.” https://news.vice.com/article/the-bahamas-warns-young-men-traveling-to-the-us-to-exercise-extreme-caution-around-cops

31 protesters arrested outside Baton Rouge police station. http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2016/07/31_arrested_overnight_at_prote.html

Conservative radio host Joe Walsh says he did not voluntarily delete his tweet declaring war on President Obama and Black Lives Matter protesters – Twitter made him delete it due to its “no threats of violence” policy. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/08/politics/joe-walsh-obama-war-tweet/

Houston police say they may not release video of Saturday morning shooting of black resident. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/07/09/houston-police-fatally-shoot-man-who-officers-say-pointed-a-gun-at-them/

Trump reportedly defends Star of David/corruption tweet, says it should not have been deleted. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-tweet_us_577dbe8fe4b0344d514df25e?utm_hp_ref=anti-semitism

Democratic Party platform committee rejects calls for anti-TPP plank. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/07/09/anti-tpp-amendment-fails-heated-dem-platform-meeting

Phoenix police use pepper spray and tear gas to disperse protesters after declaring the rally an “unlawful assembly”. http://www.people.com/article/phoenix-police-pepper-spray-tear-gas-rally

Iraq War veterans call for American Chilcot report. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/09/us-veterans-chilcot-inquiry-iraq-war

Freedom of Information Act turns 50 – tips for filing FOIA requests. http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/07/04/celebrating-freedom-foias-50th-anniversary/

Black Lives Matter co-founder: ““We are not anti-police. We are anti-our people being murdered in the streets.” http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/blacklivesmatter-co-founder-were-not-anti-police-were-anti-our-people-being-murdered-in-the-streets/

President Obama compares Micah Johnson to Dylan Roof and Omar Mateen. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-comments-on-americas-terrible-week-demented-dallas-shooter/

July 10, 2016

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