September 3, 2016

FBI reveals that a laptop with Hillary Clinton’s private emails was lost in the postal mail and that a thumb drive with an archive of those emails is missing. All of her private emails were also allegedly uploaded to a unsecured Gmail account by an employee in the process of transferring them to the company managing her private email system. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/09/02/hillary-clinton-s-team-lost-a-laptop-full-of-her-emails-in-the-actual-mail.html

He was a ruthless strongman who allegedly tortured his own citizens and gunned down protesters, but Uzbekistan’s leader was also a U.S. ally and a “dictator we had cozied up to”. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/02/politics/islam-karimov-death-us-uzbekistan-relations/

Supreme Court says “no” to North Carolina government’s attempts to salvage some of its voter restrictions. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/01/us/politics/north-carolina-supreme-court-voting-rights-act.html?_r=0

Arizona Republican Party allegedly distributing “Wanted” posters with picture of Democratic Senate candidate Ann Kirkpatrick with fake bullet holes. http://tucson.com/news/local/democrats-demand-apology-over-az-gop-s-wanted-poster/article_91f1928a-9e90-5c46-b279-2a067f8a9bbe.html

Austrian politician says street vendors pay higher taxes in his country than Starbucks or Amazon. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-taxavoidance-austria-multinational-idUSKCN1182JB?il=0

Many  companies side with Microsoft against government gag orders on data collection. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-microsoft-privacy-idUSKCN1182SY

More Canadians and Europeans have reportedly overstayed their U.S. visas than Mexicans. http://fusion.net/story/343414/trump-immigration-plan-affects-europeans-not-mexicans/

180 million Indian public sector workers reportedly go on strike for higher wages and against privatization of their jobs. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/09/02/worlds-largest-strike-tens-millions-india-rise-against-right-wing-economic-policies

Alabama public library says patrons who don’t return their books could end up in jail. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/03/borrowed-time-us-library-to-enforce-jail-sentences-for-overdue-books

No charges for South Carolina school officer who dumped student from her chair, dragged her across the room. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/sc-prosecutor-refuses-to-charge-cop-seen-throwing-black-student-from-her-chair/

Police union reportedly accuses 49er quarterback Kaepernick of “harassing behavior”, tells 49ers that officers may decide “not to work at your facilities”. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/santa-clara-cops-threaten-to-boycott-kaepernick-games-over-harassing-behavior/

Mostly white school district issues outreach poster for dropouts showing four non-white students. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/mostly-white-portland-school-district-only-uses-people-of-color-in-its-dropout-poster/

Local official in Kobani claims Turkish troops fired across the Syrian border at Kurdish protesters, killing one and wounding 80. http://www.dw.com/en/turkish-troops-kill-kobani-teen-with-cross-border-fire/a-19523870

Remote controlled weapons reportedly being deployed in Syrian and Iraqi civil wars. https://warisboring.com/syria-and-iraq-are-incubators-for-remote-controlled-guns-27ce6004ab1f#.nr94pegcc

Lawsuit alleges that Raytheon employees in Afghanistan were told to submit false time reports. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/brinkmann-on-business/os-raytheon-whistleblower-florida-20160901-story.html

Another 8,000 police and security employees fired in latest Turkish purge. http://www.dw.com/en/turkey-fires-thousands-more-in-latest-post-coup-purge-of-police/a-19521896

1,000 reportedly arrested, several killed in post-election turmoil in Gabon. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/9/2/headlines/gabon_1_000_arrested_in_protests_after_contested_elections

Woman reportedly arrested twice at work, charged $400 after bouncing check for $1.07 to buy a loaf of bread.  http://www.democracynow.org/2016/9/2/the_criminalization_of_poverty_woman_describes

 

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September 3, 2016

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