IRR News (4 -16 May 2018) Weekly digest – Against Racism, for Social Justice

24 May 2018 — Institute of Race Relations

This week, the IRR welcomes two path-breaking reports, by Amnesty International and The Monitoring Group, on the racially discriminatory nature of the Metropolitan Police Service’s Trident Gangs Matrix intelligence database. IRR News also gathers together critical perspectives on gang databases from Lord Herman Ouseley and the advocacy organisation Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association (JENGbA).

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Korea News Links 24 May 2018

24 May 2018 — williambowles.info

Trump says US military ‘is ready’ if North Korea takes ‘foolish action’ following cancelled summit
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-north-korea-summit-latest-kim-jong-un-military-nuclear-south-korea-japan-a8367741.html

Trump cancels US-North Korea summit with Kim Jong-un
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-north-korea-summit-cancel-us-kim-jong-un-a8367306.html

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Urge Ecuador to Protect WikiLeaks from Persecution by Team Trump

24 May 2018 — RootsAction

Over the years, WikiLeaks has published thousands of documents revealing misdeeds of corporate and political elites, including war crimes and foreign policy abuses committed by the U.S. government. As a result of its publishing activities, WikiLeaks was threatened and harassed by Washington; some political and media figures called for the murder of its founding editor. Continue reading

Black Agenda Report 24 May 2018: The Left Needs Critical Debate, How the Black Caucus Sold Us Out Again, CIA and FBI Election Interference

24 May 2018 — Black Agenda Report

The Left Needs More Critical Debate and Real Discussion, Less Twitter/Facebook Name Calling, Unfriending and Mic Drops

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
We’ve allowed communicative capitalism — Facebook and Twitter not only to turn our everday interactions into the private property of billionaires, we’ve let it govern the way the left talks to itself. That cannot possibly end well.

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides: Editors’ picks

23 May 2018 — Sustainable Pulse

Monsanto in Epic Fail with Attempted Attack on Global Glyphosate Study 

The peer-reviewed accepted manuscripts from the pilot phase of the Global Glyphosate Study were revealed last Wednesday in a Press Conference at the European Parliament. The results of the short-term pilot study showed that glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) were able to alter certain important biological parameters in rats, mainly relating to sexual development, genotoxicity and the […] The post Monsanto in Epic Fail with Attempted Attack on Global Glyphosate Study appeared first on … Continue reading

Media Lens: ‘Skirmishes’ – Israel’s Syria Blitz

23 May 2018 — Media Lens

A key ‘mainstream’ media theme in covering the Israeli army’s repeated massacres of unarmed, non-violent Palestinian civilians protesting Israel’s military occupation in Gaza – killing journalists, a paramedic, the elderly and children – has been the description of these crimes as ‘clashes’.

This has been a clear attempt to obfuscate the fact that while two groups of people are involved, only one group is being killed and wounded.

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