March 6, 2017

Few details available on fatal police shooting of man who damaged Sabal Trail pipeline last weekend. “A 66-year-old man who used a high-powered rife to shoot at the Sabal Trail  Pipeline and construction equipment in Dunnellon in Marion County  Sunday morning was shot and killed by law enforcement after he fled into Citrus County. ”   and   “…we have not heard any statement from the Sheriff on plans to release dash-cam video footage that would justify their use of deadly force against (James) Marker.”

About 1.7 million children die each year due to pollution. “The (World Health Organization) report… noted that some 25 percent of all global deaths of children under five were due to unhealthy or polluted environments.”

Flint protesters say water supply is still not safe. “It is beyond comprehension that the state government is now saying that the water is safe and the people of Flint must pay for it.”

Bernie Sanders addresses union activists in Mississippi. “If we can win here at Nissan, you will give a tremendous bolt of confidence to working people all over this country.”

Another national retailer closing locations. “Electronics and furniture retailer Hhgregg is closing 88 under-performing stores in response to the slowdown affecting the brick-and-mortar retail industry.”   More on-line shopping or too many underpaid consumers?

Immigration detainees’ lawsuit over forced labor claims wins class action status. “Tens of thousands of immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were forced to work for $1 day, or for nothing at all — a violation of federal anti-slavery laws — a lawsuit claims.”

Afghan translator who worked for U.S. government and his family being held by  ICE. “An Afghan family of five who obtained special visas to relocate to the U.S. was detained by immigration officials when they arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday and have been in custody ever since, according to court records and their attorneys.”

Turkish president says German ban on pro-referendum rallies in Germany similar to actions of Nazis. “German authorities withdrew permission last week for two rallies… at which Turkish ministers were to urge a “Yes” vote in a referendum next month on granting Erdogan sweeping new presidential powers. Berlin says the rallies were canceled on security grounds.”

Former Trump advisor reportedly claimed he had a “perfectly legal back channel to (Wikileaks Julian) Assange.” “(Roger) Stone then deleted the message.”

Trump spokeswoman refuses to be pinned down about where Trump got his wiretap information. “I will let the president speak for himself.”

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski alleges that Obama administration monitored conversations between Jeff Sessions and Russian ambassador. “What we’ve seen from the previous administration is that they did spend time listening to conversations between then Senator Jeff Sessions and the ambassador to Russia while he was in his U.S. Senate office.”

Three North Korean test missiles reportedly land off the coast of Japan. “In Japan, the government said three of the (four) missiles had landed perilously close to Japan, splashing down within its exclusive economic zone and within about 200 miles of its coastline in Akita prefecture.”


March 6, 2017

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