#308 by joeshikspack
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:02 pm
"The police had no reason to know he was in serious condition. ... You had a 350-pound person who was resisting arrest. The police were trying to bring him down as quickly as possible. If he had not had asthma and a heart condition and was so obese, almost definitely he would not have died. ...

People were saying that he said seven times, 'I can't breathe.' But if you can't breathe, you can't talk."

-- Rep. Peter King


https://news.vice.com/article/primary-s ... -next-week

DOJ Says Senate Report on CIA Interrogation to Be Released 'Early Next Week'

The Department of Justice (DOJ) provided the first official confirmation on Thursday that a long-awaited report prepared by the Senate Intelligence Committee on the CIA's enhanced interrogation program will be released "early next week."


An excellent article:

http://foreignpolicy.com/2014/12/05/i-d ... hould-you/

I don’t believe a word of what torture advocates say—and neither should you


http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014 ... r-decision

Obama under pressure over response to police killings after Eric Garner decision


Obama's feet are plainly not feeling enough fire yet. This is an account of a meeting that is worth reading in full. Obama apparently thinks that he can get away with trying to pacify the people with bullshit taskforces led by the people who cause the problems and no real reforms. I don't think the president's cult-of-personality charm is going to work out so well for him this time.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... ce-meeting

What President Obama told me about Ferguson's movement: think big, but go gradual


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh4xhc3 ... ata_player

Thousands march in New York protesting Eric Garner verdict, decision sparks nationwide fury


http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014 ... cond-night

Eric Garner protests continue in cities across America through second night


http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?opt ... ival=12758

Why the American Justice System Is Failing Us (1/2)


http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... o-evidence

If Eric Garner's killer can't be indicted, what cop possibly could? It's time to fix grand juries


http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/12/03/ ... very-year/

Stunning Report Reveals No One Knows How Many Police Killings There Are in U.S. Every Year


http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014 ... of-justice

'Chaotic and dangerous' Cleveland police shamed in withering government report


http://www.democracynow.org/2014/12/5/t ... _cleveland

The Killing of Tamir Rice: Cleveland Police Criticized for Shooting 12-Year-Old Holding Toy Gun


http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014 ... n-struggle

Phoenix police officer who shot black man said he mistook bottle of pills for gun


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/d ... nyahu-poll

Anyone but Bibi: why Israeli election is unlikely to be easy for Netanyahu


http://www.jpost.com/International/US-H ... ner-383616

Congress enshrines Israel in a new class of ally


http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-pri ... m-1.629876

U.S. mulls harsher action against settlement construction


http://foreignpolicy.com/2014/12/03/pen ... and-syria/

Pentagon in Denial About Civilian Casualties of U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria


Speaking of denial...

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/1 ... g-it-takes

In Absence of Public Debate, Kerry Vows to Wage War 'As Long As It Takes'


http://news.antiwar.com/2014/12/04/obam ... authority/

Obama Clashes With Senate Over ISIS War Authority


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGWReyb ... ata_player

From Reset to Cold War 2? Resolution against Russia passed in US House


http://news.antiwar.com/2014/12/04/hous ... -isis-war/

House Approves Expansion of Military Operations Against ISIS


Heh, war criminal Henry the K has a senior moment and tells the truth to Der Spiegel:

http://www.salon.com/2014/12/04/new_yor ... n_emerges/

New York Times propagandists exposed: Finally, the truth about Ukraine and Putin emerges

KISSINGER. … But if the West is honest with itself, it has to admit that there were mistakes on its side. The annexation of Crimea was not a move toward global conquest. It was not Hitler moving into Czechoslovakia.

SPIEGEL. What was it then?

KISSINGER. One has to ask oneself this question: Putin spent tens of billions of dollars on the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The theme of the Olympics was that Russia is a progressive state tied to the West through its culture and, therefore, it presumably wants to be part of it. So it doesn’t make any sense that a week after the close of the Olympics, Putin would take Crimea and start a war over Ukraine. So one has to ask oneself, Why did it happen?

SPIEGEL. What you’re saying is that the West has at least a kind of responsibility for the escalation?

KISSINGER. Yes, I am saying that. Europe and America did not understand the impact of these events, starting with the negotiations about Ukraine’s economic relations with the European Union and culminating in the demonstrations in Kiev. All these, and their impact, should have been the subject of a dialogue with Russia. This does not mean the Russian response was appropriate.


http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/ ... ests-fault

Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault - The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin


http://www.dw.de/witness-german-intelli ... a-18110559

German intelligence helped NSA to tap Internet hub


http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/1 ... egulations

With Attention Elsewhere, Wall Street Lobbyists Push to Weaken Post-Crash Regulations


http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/1 ... e-fight-15

Low-Wage Workers Retake National Stage in 'Fight for 15'



Greece's Young Anarchists


http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/12/05/ne ... mate-talks

New Report Highlights Fracking's Global Hazards


http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/1 ... s-drilling

'Not One Well!': Anti-Fracking Coalition Targets NY Gov. Cuomo over Gas Drilling


http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?opt ... ival=12752

The Geopolitics of Tumbling Oil Prices


http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/12/04/de ... t-response

First Texas City to Ban Fracking Cites "Public Nuisance" in Lawsuit Response


https://news.vice.com/article/you-have- ... ate-change

You Have No Idea How Much Your Diet Impacts Climate Change


http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ ... story.html

Rethinking the cost of Western intervention in Ukraine


https://exposefacts.org/the-governments ... ournalism/

The Government’s Single-Source Theory of Investigative Journalism

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