January 2, 2017

Police in Chicago reportedly shoot unarmed man resisting arrest.  http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-police-shoot-man-after-early-morning-chase-3-cops-hurt/

Populism in China reportedly taking the form of neo-Maoism. “It argues for more emphasis on economic justice, not just economic growth at any price.”   http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/30/chinas-homegrown-populism-to-test-xi-jinping.html

Pipeline protesters unfurl “Divest” banner from roof of Minneapolis stadium during NFL game.   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/01/standing-rock-protest-minneapolis-nfl-football-game-vikings

Drunken pilot removed from plane after allegedly passing out in cockpit before take-off.   https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/01/pilot-in-canada-charged-after-allegedly-passing-out-in-cockpit-before-takeoff

Facing an almost $1 billion dollar budget shortfall after tax cuts and years of government austerity, Kansas Governor Brownback suggests “payday loan”.  “You’ve got to take your hat off that they’ve looked under another sofa cushion and found another one-time solution.”   http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article124000444.html

More than 52,000 have reportedly died in Iraq in 2016.   http://original.antiwar.com/updates/2017/01/01/52369-killed-in-iraq-during-2016-3174-killed-during-december/

Journalist reportedly banned from Facebook after insulting Trump supporters over abuse hurled at Trump’s critics on social media.  https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/30/facebook-temporary-ban-kevin-sessums-trump-supporters

Thousands in Hong Kong march in support of “rejected” lawmakers. https://www.yahoo.com/news/thousands-hong-kong-march-pro-democracy-lawmakers-121152454.html

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu accused of accepting valuable gifts from supporters. http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page//.premium-1.762424

German immigrant advises Americans to stand up to hate. “In Germany, we were taught over and over again that Hitler came to power because ordinary people were afraid to stand up and speak out.”   http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/01/take-it-from-a-german-americans-are-too-timid-in-confronting-hate.html

 

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January 2, 2017

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