November 30, 2016

Security experts supporting Jill Stein’s request for hand recounts of ballots.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/29/security-experts-join-jill-steins-election-changing-recount-campaign

Police threatening to fine people who deliver supplies to North Dakota pipeline protest camp $1,000, claim they are concerned for the safety of campers and have ordered them to leave.   http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/people-delivering-supplies-to-protest-camp-could-get-fine/article_9b017156-f1c2-5f02-9261-d2821c1fdfbe.html

Workers across the country march, get arrested, for a $15 minimum wage.  http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2016/11/29/Dozens-arrested-across-US-calling-for-15-minimum-wage-on-Day-of-Action/8571480444152/

Trump pick for Secretary of the Treasury is reportedly former Goldman Sachs partner and hedge fund manager Steven Mnuchin, who made millions flipping a bailed-out bank and foreclosing on homeowners.    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steven-mnuchin-treasury-secretary_us_582caddbe4b058ce7aa8b9c0

Canadian PM Trudeau approves controversial Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project, bitterly disappointing some of his supporters.   http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/world/canada/canada-trudeau-kinder-morgan-pipeline.html

Trump appoints Obamacare foe Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services, vows to “repeal and replace” the program.  http://www.politico.com/blogs/donald-trump-administration/2016/11/tom-price-health-human-services-trump-231918

An estimated 1 in 7 Europeans with HIV are unaware they have the virus.   http://uk.businessinsider.com/r-one-in-seven-people-with-hiv-in-eu-unaware-they-have-virus-report-2016-11

Amazon employee leaps from company’s office building in Seattle, survives possible suicide attempt. http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Amazon-worker-leaps-from-building-at-Seattle-10640986.php

Cubans reportedly live as long as Americans at 1/10th the cost of health care – “the focus is on primary care and prevention”.   http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/11/cuba-health/508859/

Bill O’Reilly claims surge in white racism as a result of the Trump campaign is a “mythological situation” created by the Trump-hating media.  http://fusion.net/story/372677/bill-oreilly-donald-trump-white-nationalists-fox-news/

Sanders and Warren claim “21st Century Cures Act” healthcare law “highjacked” by Big Pharma. “The greed of the pharmaceutical industry has no limit, and this bill includes numerous corporate giveaways that will make drug companies even richer.”   http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/11/29/enough-make-me-gag-warren-and-sanders-decry-latest-big-pharma-giveaway

Former members of Church Committee congressional investigation into CIA misconduct urge Obama to allow Edward Snowden to return to the U.S. without harsh punishment.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/29/edward-snowden-exile-church-committee-letter-obama-cia

U.S. not sending official delegation to Castro’s funeral.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/29/obama-cuba-fidel-castro-funeral-official-delegation

Former NFL star Darren Sharper reportedly accepts plea deal in case involving drugging and raping women in four states.   https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/nov/29/darren-sharper-jailed-20-years-rape-four-states-nfl

Cupcakes with swastikas are now apparently considered to be “funny” by some U.S. teens.  http://www.12news.com/news/local/valley/birthday-party-marred-by-swastika-cupcakes/356273071

Warren County, Ohio reportedly refuses food stamp assistance to transgendered woman because they do not recognize her gender.  http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2016/11/29/transgender-woman-county-treat-people-like-expletive-human-being/94597802/

Teachers report 2,500 incidents of bigotry and harassment since election.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/trump-effect-teachers-report-nearly-2500-cases-of-bigotry-and-bullying-in-us-schools-since-election/

Standing Rock pipeline protester allegedly hit in the face with police teargas canister, may lose sight in one eye.   http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/29/standing-rock-protester-shot-in-face-with-tear-gas-canister-may-go-blind.html

“Hamilton” breaks Broadway sales record after Trump’s denunciation of performers.  http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/11/29/hamilton-sets-broadway-record-for-single-week-sales.html

Barrett Brown, journalist linked to Anonymous Stratfor hack, released from federal prison, feds allegedly concealed evidence showing Brown was not involved in the hack or resulting credit card fraud.  http://www.dailydot.com/layer8/barrett-brown-free/

 

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November 30, 2016

November 29, 2016

FBI allegedly requested and received targeted assassinations of IS recruiters in Syria.   http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/24/world/middleeast/isis-recruiters-social-media.html

Green Party’s Stein files lawsuit to force hand recount of Wisconsin votes, state estimates regular recount will cost $3.5 million with counties deciding whether to hand count or use machines.   http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/11/28/elections-staff-layout-recount-timeline/94539210/

Trump reportedly says he might reverse Obama administration’s opening to Cuba.   http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trumps-line-on-cuba-unsettles-latin-america-1480372939

Rebels in Aleppo reportedly lose 1/3 of their territory after government offensive.   http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-aleppo-idUSKBN13N0H4

Crackdown on tribe in Uganda sparks concern over possible summary executions.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3979072/Uganda-death-toll-weekend-clashes-rises-62.html

State election officials push back on Trump claim that millions voted illegally.   http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/11/28/states-reject-trumps-claim-that-illegal-ballots-gave-clinton-popular-vote.html

Supreme Court case may decide if Texas can continue to execute “intellectually disabled” prisoners who could not be executed in any other state.  http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/11/the-of-mice-and-men-rule-for-texas-executions/508889/

Murder charges against Albuquerque police officer involved in fatal shooting of homeless man dismissed by prosecutor.   http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/murder-charge-dismissed-albuquerque-officers-43831140

World Trade Organization rules that Washington state tax breaks for Boeing were a prohibited state subsidy.   http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2016/11/wto_rejects_wash_tax_break_for.html

Court reportedly ruled that agreements Wells Fargo customers signed when opening real accounts also applied to unauthorized accounts opened by the bank in their names, forbidding customers from suing the bank. Elizabeth Warren disagrees.   http://mobile.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSKBN13N2GA

Hackers take down San Francisco’s mass transit ticket system, demand ransom, threaten to release computer files. Passengers get free rides.   https://gizmodo.com/it-looks-like-the-san-fransisco-muni-hack-was-worse-tha-1789443579

Bernie Sanders proposes tough legislation that would punish U.S. companies that outsource jobs to other countries.   “…the Outsourcing Prevention Act, would prevent companies sending jobs overseas from receiving federal contracts, tax breaks, or other financial assistance; claw back federal subsidies that outsourcing companies received over the past decade; impose a tax of either 35 percent of the company’s profits or an amount that equals the money saved by moving jobs overseas, whichever is higher; and imposing stiff tariffs on executive bonuses like golden parachutes, stock options, and other gratuities.”   http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/11/28/cornering-trump-jobs-sanders-announces-anti-outsourcing-bill

Recount effort in Pennsylvania hits suspicious snag – state reportedly requires three voters in each of the state’s 9,163 electoral precincts to submit a notarized request for a recount.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/28/recount-defense-fund-rnc-donald-trump

Trump reportedly won presidential election with only 46.5% of the popular vote.   http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/11/clinton_vs_trump_popular_vote_1.html

Republican elector in Texas reportedly resigns from Electoral College, says he cannot cast a vote for Trump in good conscience.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/voting-for-trump-would-dishonor-god-gop-electoral-college-member-resigns-to-avoid-backing-trump/

Seven techniques that authoritarian leaders use to weaken the media.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/robert-reich-reveals-the-seven-techniques-that-donald-trump-uses-to-control-the-media/   An eighth popular method is to threaten, imprison or kill journalists, but we haven’t gotten there yet….

Injured pipeline protesters file lawsuit against law enforcement agencies for attacking them during peaceful protest.   http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/11/28/dapl-protesters-file-brutality-lawsuit.html

Greenland asks Denmark to clean up abandoned U.S. Cold War military bases.  https://www.salon.com/2016/11/26/denmark-urged-to-clean-up-us-military-waste-in-greenland/

British parliament passes “Snoopers’ Charter” surveillance bill. “After months of wrangling, Parliament has passed a contentious new snooping law that gives authorities — from police and spies to food regulators, fire officials and tax inspectors — powers to look at the internet browsing records of everyone in the country.”  http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/sweeping-uk-spy-bill-dubbed-snoopers-charter-law-43789410

Israel announces planned construction of 500 housing units for settlers in occupied East Jerusalem.  https://www.democracynow.org/2016/11/28/headlines/israel_announces_plan_to_build_500_new_settlement_homes_in_jerusalem

 

November 29, 2016

November 28, 2016

Trump and his supporters, who expressed concerns about “rigged elections” during the campaign, lash out against verification of vote totals. “Rather than adhere to the tradition of graciously conceding and wishing the winner well, they’ve opted to waste millions of dollars and dismiss the democratic process.”  http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-11-26/clinton-campaign-will-participate-in-stein-s-state-recounts

Trump alleges massive voter fraud is reason Clinton won popular vote. “…I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-pushes-conspiracy-theory-that-millions-voted-illegally-for-clinton/2016/11/27/d3a78170-b4cd-11e6-b8df-600bd9d38a02_story.html

After almost 8 years of the Obama administration, federal agencies are reportedly approving last minute reforms.  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/obama-regulations-231820

Moroccan women upset after state TV program shows how to use make-up to cover up facial injuries from domestic violence and “carry on with your daily life”.   https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/nov/27/moroccan-state-tv-shows-women-how-to-hide-domestic-violence

Experts say electoral college could vote against Trump if he fails to divest himself of foreign business interests. “We’ll never know when he favors an ally or opposes an adversary whether he’s doing it for the sake of America’s national interest or his pocket book.”   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/27/donald-trump-conflicts-interest-constitutional-crisis

Fairbanks motel killings take a political turn as photo of family with constitutionalist Gadsden flag emerges.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/2nd-amendment-fan-kills-mom-wife-and-8-week-old-in-apparent-motel-room-murder-suicide-police/

Is Donald Trump the Silvio Berlusconi of the United States? “The promised “economic miracle” never materialized…. Italy’s average growth, measured by GDP at constant prices, was just 0.25 per cent a year.”   http://www.smh.com.au/comment/silvios-lessons-for-donald-20161123-gsw26l.html    Here is a tip from the Italian experience. “So long as the message remains anti-Trump, the message remains about Trump: Don’t let him become the only story that America has to tell.”    http://qz.com/841049/election-2016-america-has-elected-its-own-berlusconi-in-donald-trump-now-its-about-to-repeat-italys-biggest-mistake/

Apparently drunken white guy delivers pro-Trump rant on Delta flight, asks if there are any “Hillary bitches” on board, gets to stay on the plane, in sharp contrast to passengers kicked off flights for quietly speaking in Arabic….   http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/11/27/delta-apologizes-for-not-removing-disruptive-pro-trump-passenger.html

President Obama expands reach of anti-terrorist strike forces. “Some in the Pentagon hope to see the new task force working in tandem with the CIA, elevating a sometimes distant relationship to one of constant coordination to track and go after suspected terrorists outside of traditional war zones.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/11/25/obama-administration-expands-elite-military-units-powers-to-hunt-foreign-fighters-globally/

Pro-independence legislators in Hong Kong blocked from taking seats, removed from office after insincere loyalty oaths.   http://www.economist.com/news/china/21710248-trouble-could-loom-more-court-hong-kong-disbars-two-legislators

Clinton’s own negative campaign ads and poor U.S. economic performance likely contributed to her loss more than “irrational resentment” of white voters.   http://fair.org/home/appeal-to-the-working-class-dont-bother-says-krugman/

Turkish government accused of beating and torturing coup attempt suspects, PKK and leftist suspects also allegedly subjected to abuse.   http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38123926

Indian “demonitization” program aimed at stopping tax evasion creates turmoil as 86% of cash becomes worthless unless deposited in a bank account.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-37974423

 

November 28, 2016

November 27, 2016

Turkish strongman Erdogan threatens to flood Europe with refugees if EU membership talks are cancelled.  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11/26/turkish-leader-threatens-to-open-migrant-floodgate-to-europe.html

Trump reportedly owns stock in Energy Transfer Partners, the company building Dakota Access pipeline. http://fortune.com/2016/11/26/trump-stock-dakota-access/

Fidel Castro, the rare tyrant who Donald Trump doesn’t admire?  Trump reportedly calls the Cuban leader a “…brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades.”  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/26/here-is-donald-trumps-reaction-to-fidel-castros-death/   But Russia’s Vladimir Putin has “…been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader.”  http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-vladimir-putin-strong-leader-obama-2016-9  On North Korea’s Kim Jong Un: “You gotta give him credit….this guy doesn’t play games.” http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-north-korean-leader-kim-jong-gotta-give/story?id=36198345  Of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad: “I think in terms of leadership, he’s getting an A and our president is not doing so well.” Of Libya’s Gaddafi: “We would be so much better off if Gaddafi were in charge right now.”  And Saddam Hussein: “We shouldn’t have destabilized Saddam Hussein, right. He was a bad guy, really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists.”  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/controversial-dictators-leaders-donald-trump-praised/story?id=40373481

No gun recovered after fatal shooting of teen by Chicago police officer who claimed Kajuan Raye pointed a gun at him while fleeing. Raye was reportedly shot in the back.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-cpd-superintendent-johnson-takes-most-serious-disciplinary-action-against-officer-who-shot-killed-te-20161126-story.html

Trump calls Jill Stein’s vote recount a “scam” that is being used “to fill her coffers with money”.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/26/hillary-clinton-attorney-jill-stein-wisconsin-recount    Stein promises money raised will be segregated and only spent on recount.  http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/26/politics/clinton-campaign-recount/

Global warming allegedly contributing to water shortages in Bolivia.  https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/nov/25/bolivia-drought-water-rationing-crops

World leaders react to death of Castro: “For all his flaws, Castro’s support for Angola played a crucial role in bringing an end to apartheid in South Africa and he will be remembered both as an internationalist and a champion of social justice” -Jeremy Corbyn “Although responsible for indefensible human rights and free-speech abuses, Castro created a society of unparalleled access to free health, education and equal opportunity…” -Peter Hain  http://time.com/4582622/fidel-castro-dead-world-leaders-react/

Motive for EPA prosecution of environmental activist Tennie White questioned.   https://theintercept.com/2016/11/25/did-the-epa-prosecute-and-jail-a-mississippi-lab-owner-because-of-her-activism/

Some fake news sites allegedly run by Trump allies.  https://theintercept.com/2016/11/26/laura-ingraham-lifezette/

Some Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupiers and supporters allege they have been added to terror watchlist.  http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/11/three_malheur_refuge_occupiers_claim_to_be_on_terrorist_watchlist_evidence_suggests_its_true.html

Hospital horror story: man allegedly operated on without proper anesthesia, has to be tied to operating table, ends up in stand off with hospital staff.  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/27/hospitals-hallucinations-torture-and-pain.html

Anonymous group claims that long list of alternative news sites are “peddlers” of Russian propaganda, without providing any evidence to support their claims besides shared content. This is reportedly taken seriously by Washington Post, which uses stories exaggerating Hillary Clinton’s health problems as an example.  https://theintercept.com/2016/11/26/washington-post-disgracefully-promotes-a-mccarthyite-blacklist-from-a-new-hidden-and-very-shady-group/

Writer points out that U.S. government has been a major purveyor of fake news, cites Vietnam War and lead up to invasion of Iraq as an examples of mainstream media hyping “fake news” stories.  http://original.antiwar.com/jwhitehead/2016/11/25/comes-fake-news-us-government-biggest-culprit/

Norway’s supreme court says government cannot be compelled to issue a promise in advance not to extradite Edward Snowden to the U.S. if he shows up to accept free speech award.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-security-snowden-lawsuit-idUSKBN13K1TR

November 27, 2016

November 26, 2016

Cuban revolutionary and dictator Fidel Castro dead at 90.  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/fidel-castro-dies-timeline-key-events-cuba-under-former-leader-a7440511.html

Green Party files for vote recount in Wisconsin.  http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/jill-stein-submits-presidential-recount-petition-wisconsin-n688316

250 Secret Service and New York City police officers reportedly to be stationed inside Trump Tower at an estimated annual cost to taxpayers (and revenue to Trump) of $3 million for rent. Taxpayers may end up paying NYPD personnel costs as well.   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3970208/Secret-Service-two-floors-Trump-Tower-costing-taxpayers-staggering-3-MILLION.html

Justice Department’s Bureau of Prisons reportedly admits it sent employees to CIA black site in Afghanistan and participated in cover-up.  Despite the death of a prisoner from apparent hypothermia during their visit, they allegedly found the prison “not inhumane”.   https://theintercept.com/2016/11/25/newly-released-documents-confirm-bureau-of-prisons-visit-to-cia-torture-site-in-afghanistan/

Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education reportedly showered Michigan Republicans with cash after they backed bill requiring minimal oversight of charter schools.   http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/columnists/stephen-henderson/2016/09/03/charter-devos-money-michigan/89774760/

More than 80 civilians reportedly killed so far in campaign to retake Mosul.   https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-mosul-campaign-reported-civilian-deaths-in-us-strikes-climb/2016/11/25/e4ca84e0-b33b-11e6-bc2d-19b3d759cfe7_story.html

Army threatens to clear Standing Rock pipeline protester camp by December 5th if they refuse to leave.   http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/11/26/n-dakota-pipeline-protest-camp-to-be-shut-down-by-dec-5.html

 

November 26, 2016

November 25, 2016

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers reportedly joining forces protecting Dakota Access pipeline construction.   http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/sheriffs-refuse-to-send-troops-to-standing-rock-as-public-outrage-and-costs-mount-20161123

Kurdish and Turkish forces exchange artillery fire in northern Syria.  http://aranews.net/2016/11/kurdish-led-sdf-forces-destroy-three-turkish-military-vehicles-north-syria/

West Virginia man accused of fatally shooting unarmed, black 15 year-old because he reportedly felt his “life was in danger”.   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/james-means-william-pulliam-racist-killing_us_5835ea6de4b000af95edad9e

Former Massachusetts assistant district attorney reportedly facing fourth sexual assault accusation.  http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/11/23/gary-zerola-sexual-assault-charges-boston/

Personal information of 130,000 Navy personnel reportedly stolen by hackers.   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/130-000-navy-sailors-hacked-article-1.2886392

100+ mph police chase ends in fiery crash, reportedly killing two adults and one child, injuring three others.   http://www.wpxi.com/news/child-among-3-killed-north-versailles-police-chase-crash-3-others-injured/470219618

London chef found guilty of four murders, used gay dating sites to lure his victims.  https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/23/serial-killer-stephen-port-guilty-of-murders-of-three-men

Ann Coulter reportedly stands up for American Nazis.  http://fusion.net/story/371624/ann-coulter-american-nazi-al-sharpton/

Veterans to join pipeline protesters, including some high-profile ones such as Wes Clark Jr., Michael Wood Jr. and Tulsi Gabbardhttp://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/11/24/veterans-plan-deployment-join-water-protectors-battle-against-dapl

Green Party raises more than $4 million for recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan after experts point out anomalies in results.   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/23/jill-stein-election-recount-fund-michigan-wisconsin-pennsylvania

Some pipeline protesters reportedly conflicted over Jane Fonda’s Thanksgiving dinner offer.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/24/standing-rock-thanksgiving-jane-fonda-dakota-access-pipeline

Houston police allegedly attempted to remove black woman from her wheelchair and then tased her after she argued with them during the arrest of her pregnant daughter. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/watch-houston-cops-tase-wheelchair-bound-woman-during-heated-argument/

IS claims responsibility for bomb that hit five busloads of Iranian pilgrims, killing about 100.  http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/1.755111

 

November 25, 2016

November 24, 2016

Trump chooses private charter schools activist to head Department of Education.   https://www.salon.com/2016/11/23/donald-trump-upsets-right-wing-base-with-pick-of-billionaire-charter-school-advocate-to-head-department-of-education/

Investigative reporter goes to court since NSA is allegedly not responding to his FOIA requests.  http://www.entlawdigest.com/2016/11/22/4378.htm

12 Cambridge residents, including former mayor, testify in favor of surveillance transparency ordinance that would require elected officials to seek public input and approve all new police surveillance technology.   http://bordc.org/news/standing-room-cambridge-surveillance-transparency-ordinance/

Clinton’s lead in popular vote reportedly tops 2 million. Green Party will challenge results if it can raise the $2 million it would likely cost, due to differences in voting patterns between counties with paper ballots and those with electronic voting machines.   http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/clinton-lead-popular-vote-2016-231790

21 year-old pipeline protester severely injured after being hit with police grenade, may lose her arm.   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/nyc-woman-lose-arm-protesting-dakota-access-pipeline-article-1.2883263

Top 10% now own 89% of global assets according to bank study.   http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/11/23/action-slow-come-global-wealth-inequality-remains-shockingly-high

Trump allegedly planning to close NASA climate research program.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/11/23/shockingly-stupid-attack-science-trump-eliminate-nasa-climate-research

Hate speech will get you banned on Facebook – even apparently if you hate Nazis.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/facebook-bans-retired-navy-officer-for-criticizing-actual-fcking-nazis/

Texas judge reportedly suggested lynching black suspect accused of shooting San Antonio police officer.  “Time for a tree and a rope…”   http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/time-for-a-tree-and-a-rope-texas-judge-calls-for-a-lynching-after-seeing-black-suspects-mugshot/

Death toll rising in India-Pakistan border clashes.  http://news.antiwar.com/2016/11/23/fighting-intensifies-between-indian-and-pakistani-forces-in-kashmir/

Amnesty International accuses Spain of blocking investigation of Civil War crimes.  https://www.yahoo.com/news/spain-obstructing-civil-war-dictatorship-probes-amnesty-184434303.html

Rohingya Muslims continue to flee persecution in Myanmar.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-rohingya-idUSKBN13I15B

Nigerian military accused of gunning down protesters, killing 150.   http://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Amnesty-Nigeria-military-kills-150-pro-Biafra-10634045.php

U.N. estimates 68,000 people, half of them children, have become refugees due to fighting in Mosul.  https://www.democracynow.org/2016/11/23/headlines/un_68_000_civilians_displaced_from_mosul

November 24, 2016