June 5, 2017

“Fox and Friends” commentators suggest internment camps for UK Muslims on watch list. “We do need internment camps.”   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fox-news-london-attack_us_59343347e4b075bff0f475f8

82 year-old woman loses it after TSA screener takes her hand soap, goes to jail. “After the incident, airport police handcuffed Bryan and took her to jail, where she stayed about two hours after being booked on a misdemeanor battery charge.”   https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2017/06/02/mesquite-grandmother-apologizes-attack-tsa-worker-led-arrest   TSA is reportedly refusing to release video of the incident.

Financing for Honduran dam withdrawn after murder of environmental activist. “Three financial institutions had pledged loans worth $44m for the Agua Zarca dam on the Gualcarque river, which is considered sacred by the Lenca people and which (Berta) Caceres campaigned against before her death.”   https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/04/honduras-dam-activist-berta-caceres

Texas has highest mortality rate for mothers during childbirth in the developed world, but has done little to address the issue. “The number of maternal deaths for every 100,000 births was between 17.7 and 18.6 from 2000-2010, 33 in 2011, and 35.8 in 2014, the study found.”   http://www.ibtimes.com/us-maternal-mortality-rates-texas-lawmakers-failed-curb-pregnancy-related-deaths-2547812

More evidence of mass executions by Iraqi forces says Human Rights Watch. “The bodies of bound and blindfolded men are being found one after the other in and around Mosul and in the Tigris River, raising serious concerns about extrajudicial killings by government forces.”   https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/06/05/iraq-dozens-found-handcuffed-executed-around-mosul

Government forces accused of using white phosphorus munitions in Mosul, media threaten with legal action over release of images. “The pictures show artillery-delivered WP (white phosphorus) being air-burst.”   http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/iraq-probe-white-phosphorus-mosul-170603205843400.html

Trump quick to denounce Muslim extremists, slow to denounce white extremists. “When a known white supremacist killed two men and injured another in a train in Portland, Oregon last month it took Trump three days to condemn the attack.”   http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/06/04/trump_reacts_quickly_to_attacks_only_if_perpetrator_is_presumed_to_be_muslim.html

U.S. military officers warned against climate treaty withdrawal. “Climate change poses strategically significant risks to U.S. national security, directly impacting our critical infrastructure and increasing the likelihood of humanitarian disasters, state failure and conflict.”   http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article153908824.html

 

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June 5, 2017

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