February 12, 2017

Broad coalition of thousands marches for civil rights in North Carolina. “Organizers of the march say the focus of this year’s event will be saving the Affordable Care Act, repealing House Bill 2 (the “bathroom bill”), ending gerrymandering, opposition to the immigration ban and border wall and equal rights.”   http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/politics/thousands-take-to-the-streets-in-downtown-raleigh-for-moral-march/407034282

Woman with knife shot by Chicago police officers in apparent “suicide”.   http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/person-shot-by-police-in-north-center/

Germany moves 300 tons of gold reserves from New York back to Germany. “The gold was earned by West Germany from trade surpluses in the 1950s and 1960s, but was never moved out of the United States due to fear of invasion by the Soviet Union.”   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4214894/Germany-brings-300-tons-gold-New-York.html

“Panama Papers” partners arrested for allegedly helping Brazilian company pay bribes. “Odebrecht has acknowledged paying $800 million in bribes across Latin America.”   https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-11/panama-arrests-partners-in-mossack-fonseca-firm

Protesters turn out for and against Planned Parenthood. “They are essentially asking to defund an organization that provides healthcare to our low-income community, further oppressing them — and we won’t stand for that.”   http://time.com/4667996/planned-parenthood-protests/

Immigration arrests reportedly in the hundreds. “(Immigration and Customs Enforcement) did not release a total number of detainees. The Atlanta office, which covers three states, arrested 200 people.”   http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration-arrests-idUSKBN15Q02I

French anti-brutality protests over alleged baton-rape of suspect turn violent.”Cars and refuse bins were torched in a night of violence on Feb. 7 and disturbances resumed on Saturday, and again in the early hours of Sunday.”   http://www.41nbc.com/2017/02/12/police-rape-probe-begins-as-mans-case-sparks-paris-riot/

 

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February 12, 2017

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