August 13, 2016

Warrantless mass surveillance targets “people of color, religious minorities, and political dissidents” says writer. http://www.towardfreedom.com/51-global-news-and-analysis/global-news-and-analysis/4315-mass-surveillance-isn-t-colorblind

Coalition of education and civil rights groups condemn FBI’s “Don’t Be A Puppet” program, saying it promotes bigotry, hatred and profiling. http://bordc.org/news/civil-rights-leaders-express-outrage-fbi-student-profiling-program/

Clintons release 2015 tax return, shows adjusted gross income of $10.6 million. Trump has still not released any of his tax forms. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/12/clinton-releases-tax-returns-presses-trump-to-follow-suit.html

Eleven bombs go off in Thailand five days after ratification of new pro-military constitution, no suspects. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/12/asia/thailand-explosions/

Swedish officials to interview Julian Assange at Ecuador’s London embassy breaking impasse in investigation of rape allegations. http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/swedes-cleared-to-interviewjulianassange-415536.html

23 mostly “red” states have gone to court to stop transgendered students from using the “wrong” restrooms. http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/texas-other-states-ask-judge-halt-obama-s-transgender-bathroom-n629056

Suspect Mark Sawaf shot while trying to escape in Harlan, Kentucky, few details released. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-latest-man-accused-of-rigging-cameras-shot-by-police/2016/08/12/6d20b6da-60de-11e6-84c1-6d27287896b5_story.html

Philadelphia area t-shirt vendor reportedly told to stop selling anti-police brutality shirts by mall management after complaints from police officers, mall reverses policy and invites him back. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20160812_T-shirt_vendor_gets_apology_and_will_return_to_Cherry_Hill_Mall.html

British court rules on appeal that it’s ok for Labour Party to exclude 130,000 new members, most assumed to be Corbyn supporters, from party leadership election. http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2016/0812/British-court-shuts-thousands-of-party-members-out-of-key-Labour-vote

United Airlines flight attendants narrowly ratify labor contract that includes pay raises, Southwest attendants picketing. http://www.dallasnews.com/business/airline-industry/20160812-united-s-flight-attendants-ratify-contract-with-double-digit-pay-raises.ece

EPA’s Science Advisory Board says fracking report lacks quantitative analysis (evaluation of sufficient data) to prove the practice does not affect quality of drinking water. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/12/epas-own-advisory-board-demands-revision-deeply-flawed-fracking-report

Inmates in private prisons 28% more likely to be assaulted by another prisoner says Dept. of Justice report, even though most are low-risk prisoners. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/12/revealed-private-federal-prisons-more-abusive-and-violent

Government austerity (budget cuts) to blame for slow economic recovery says Economic Policy Institute. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/12/gop-obsession-austerity-blame-sluggish-economic-recovery

Claremont College students’ “people of color”-only roommate ad sparks controversy. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/12/facebook-ad-nonwhite-roommate-claremont-california-college

Trump employees say their “free workplace childcare” is for guests and members only, not employees. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/12/childcare-trump-program-employees-guests-members

12-14 arrested at Sioux tribe protest against Bakken/Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota. https://www.rt.com/usa/355613-standing-rock-bakken-legal-fight/

California gang database reportedly has 13% rate of inappropriate inclusions, 42 gang members are allegedly under 1 year old. https://www.buzzfeed.com/salvadorhernandez/database-of-gang-members-included-42-babies

 

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August 13, 2016

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