CCR Says: This is Your Victory: End Stop and Frisk Today

13 August 2013 — Center for Constitutional Rights

[It's great to know, that every once in awhile, we, that is, we the People, achieve a significant victory over the forces of repression and reaction. And CCR's legal battle to overturn 'stop and frisk' in NYC reminds me that back in 1980, the equivalent law here in the UK was called the "Suss Law" and its use against people of colour by the Met police eventually triggered riots that saw cities burn. The Suss Law was eventually repealed only to be re-instated (conveniently) by the phony 'war on terror' and used to stop hundreds of thousands of people, with virtually no 'terror' arrests. WB]

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Deaths in Syria: Counting them (politically) correctly — RT

9 February 2012Deaths in Syria: Counting them (politically) correctly — RT

High casualty numbers in Syria are reported daily by the media, even though a blackout makes them unverifiable. Things became murkier after a human rights site, which enjoyed frequent citations, split in two and began giving conflicting reports.

The British-based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) is one of the most widely-quoted sources of Syrian casualty figures. However the group is currently experiencing an ownership row, which has left media outlets wondering how reliable this source is.

Currently there are two sites, each claiming to be the official Observatory. The original one is in Arabic with an English version on Facebook. The splinter site was launched in December, with most posts in English. Both call each other impostors.

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Statewatch News Online, 22 December 2011

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1.    EU: ECJ: Judgment: France’s appeal against the judgment of the General Court removing the PMOI the EU
2.    UK: POLICE OFFICER ON JURY: ECHR: Police officer’s presence on jury made trial unfair
3.    EU: EURO CRISIS: Statewatch Analysis: Draft Agreement on Reinforced Economic Union (REU Treaty) by Steve Peers
4.    UK: AUGUST RIOTS: Policing Large Scale Disorder: Lessons from the disturbances of August 2011
5.    UK: AUGUST RIOTS: HMIC report: The rules of engagement A review of the August 2011 disorders
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Greece Newslinks 21 October 2011

21 October 2011 — williambowles.info

Greek Govt Approves Cuts Amid Violent Protests
Wall Street Journal
By STELIOS BOURAS And ALKMAN GRANITSAS WSJ’s Stephen Fidler joins the News Hub to discuss a second day of violence in Greece as residents stage a second day of general strikes. Photo: AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI ATHENS—Greek lawmakers narrowly …
http://europe.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204618704576642682598222752.html

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Military whistleblower tells of ‘indiscriminate’ Israeli attacks By Donald Macintyre

16 September 2011 — The Independent

Troops fired tear gas during a curfew in a West Bank village to stop peaceful demonstrations

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Palestinian protesters run from tear gas fired by Israeli troops in Nabi Saleh in January 2010 (Reuters)

 

Israeli troops fired tear gas indiscriminately and sometimes dangerously to enforce a daytime curfew inside a West Bank village to stop Palestinians holding a peaceful demonstration on their own land, a military whistleblower has told The Independent.

The soldier’s insight into the methods of troops comes as the Israeli military prepares for demonstrations predicted when the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas submits an application for the recognition of statehood to the UN next week.

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Video: British WWII veteran jailed for recording court hearing

28 August 2011 — RT

British prisons are full to bursting. Courts are working overtime sending young people to jail for their role in the recent riots in England. If they are sent to Leeds prison, they will be languishing alongside 85-year-old Norman Scarth.

­The senior citizen plied the Arctic Sea during the Second World War, risking his life taking essential supplies to the Soviet Union on the most dangerous journey in the world. Now, he is serving six months in prison on the whim of a British judge. His crime is recording a court hearing. He said he did it because he has hard of hearing, but the judge did not accept it.

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