June 9, 2017

Jersey City police allegedly fire shots at fleeing suspect, kick burning crash victim in the head. “A video released on Wednesday that appears to show a police officer in New Jersey kicking a man shortly after he emerged, in flames, from a car accident… (in) what may have been a case of mistaken identity.”    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/08/nyregion/police-kick-man-fire.html?_r=0

Guantanamo prisoner sues torture psychologists for info on CIA black site in Poland. “Mitchell and Jessen ran a Spokane-based company that received $81 million from the CIA to develop methods to extract information that included waterboarding and sleep deprivation.”   http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-guantanamo-torture-lawsuit-20170607-story.html

Comey confirms Russian election hacking. “They did it with purpose, they did it with sophistication, they did it with overwhelming technical efforts, and it was an active measures campaign driven from the top of that government.”   http://www.wbur.org/radioboston/2017/06/08/comey-testimony

Comey testifies that Trump pressured him to drop Flynn investigation. “Former FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump asked him to drop an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of a probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.”   http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-idUSKBN18Y0BJ

British Conservative Party likely to lose control of parliament. “With most results declared, May’s party won the most seats — but not enough to govern without the support of minority parties.”   http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/08/europe/uk-election-2017-results-theresa-may/index.html

House Republicans pass bill to repeal post-financial crisis reforms, limit consumer financial safeguards. “The bill even specifically exempts payday and car title lenders — notorious for springing devastating debt traps for their already vulnerable customers — from any regulation.”   http://www.npr.org/2017/06/08/532036374/house-passes-bill-aimed-at-reversing-dodd-frank-financial-regulations

Militia member helped Portland police during “Free Speech” protest arrest. “A right-wing protester who was filmed helping law enforcement in Portland arrest an anti-fascist activist has been identified as a member of a “patriot movement” militia-style group.”   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/08/portland-alt-right-rally-militia-member-police-arrest

U.N. protests spike in civilian casualties in Mosul fighting. “… the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, urged the coalition “to ensure that their operations comply fully with international humanitarian law and that all possible measures are taken to avoid the loss of civilian lives”.”   http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/escalation-civilian-deaths-mosul-170608080843566.html

Trump was apparently unaware that 11,000 U.S. troops are based in Qatar. “Donald Trump “may not have known” that Qatar is home to the biggest U.S. military base in the Middle East when he praised Gulf nations for severing diplomatic relations with the nation, MSNBC reports.”   http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/trump-may-not-have-known-us-has-11000-troops-in-qatar-when-he-bashed-country-on-twitter-report/

Mainstream media accused of anti-Corbyn bias in run-up to UK election. “…the Times quoted eight people: four professors, three voters, and a politician. Not a single person said anything positive about Corbyn.”   http://fair.org/home/jeremy-corbyn-media-bias-uk-election/


June 9, 2017

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