September 7, 2016

President Obama pledges millions to help clear 80 million unexploded bombs in Laos dropped during “secret bombing” as part of Vietnam War – a secret to Americans but not to the people in Laos. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/historic-trip-laos-obama-aims-heal-war-wounds-41885658

Green Party candidate Jill Stein allegedly spray paints blade of Dakota Access pipeline bulldozer, local sheriff says she will be charged. http://m.bismarcktribune.com/news/local/charges-to-be-filed-against-presidential-candidate/article_1c8c56e7-5fca-5cff-b039-d8a5061bc27a.html

Syrian government accused of dropping chlorine bombs on civilians in Aleppo. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-syria-chlorine-bombs-aleppo-20160906-story.html

Trump reportedly held fundraiser at his hotel for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi after she killed Trump University investigation. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-pam-bondi-trump-university_us_57cf2c6ce4b0a48094a64854

Fleeing bank robbery suspect fatally shot by Phoenix police, unclear if he was armed or not. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/arizona-car-chase-ends-suspect-shot-killed-police-article-1.2780465

Some companies that claim to be concerned about the environment are allegedly making donations to politicians who are climate change deniers. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-climate-donations-idUSKCN11C0ED

Squabbling senators fail to pass zika virus response bill. http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/09/06/zika-funding-vote-fails.html

Former British ambassador to Uzbekistan denied entry into the U.S., blew the whistle on torture. http://bordc.org/news/u-s-denies-entry-former-british-ambassador-craig-murray/

Federal appeals court rules that Missouri must reveal its source of lethal injection drug. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article99526012.html

ACLU pushes for transparency in Maryland police surveillance practices: “We are not a foreign enemy; this is not a battlefield. Secrecy simply has no place whatsoever in this entire discussion.” http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-police-surveillance-legislation-20160903-story.html

Pentagon estimates it will cost $85 billion to upgrade nuclear missiles. Cheaper than arms treaties? http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-09-06/new-nuclear-armed-missile-seen-costing-u-s-85-billion-up-36

Mexican drug gang reportedly shot down police helicopter. http://www.dw.com/en/suspected-gang-members-shoot-down-police-helicopter-in-mexico/a-19530619

Sioux leader calls for investigation into desecration of sacred sites, use of attack dogs on those trying to protect the site. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/9/6/standing_rock_sioux_chairman_calls_for

Bank of America, HSBC, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase reportedly financing Dakota Access pipeline. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/9/6/new_investigation_names_wall_street_banks

 

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September 7, 2016

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