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Suppressing Protest in America: Human Rights Violations in Response to OCCUPY: In September 2011, waves of protests against mounting socioeconomic injustice broke out across the United States, capturing the attention of the country. The Occupy Wall Street movement, inspired by similar protests around the globe, used the occupation of public space and mass demonstrations to call attention to a wide array of shared concerns. But across the United States, abusive and unlawful protest regulation and policing practices have been and continue to be alarmingly evident. This report follows a review of thousands of news reports and hundreds of hours of video, extensive firsthand observation, and detailed witness interviews. In New York City, some of the worst practices documented include: read the report, its to download. These practices violate assembly and expression rights and breach the U.S. government’s international legal obligations to respect those rights. In New York City, protest policing concerns are extensive and exist against a backdrop of disproportionate and well-documented abusive policing practices in poor and minority communities outside of the protest context.

The sole purpose of this posting by me is to draw attention to what must be the most comprehensive, well researched report on the policing of OCCUPY yet to date. The amount of information and references listed is staggering and … Continue reading

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Marikana miners demand action from South-African President Zuma:Legal representatives of the 270 detained Marikana miners have written to the President Jacob Zuma, demanding that he have them released. They say the State’s move to charge all the miners with murder is “bizarre in the extreme”. “It is inconceivable that the South African State, of which you (President Zuma) are the Head, … can genuinely believe or even suspect that our clients murdered their own colleagues and in some cases, their own relatives.” – Civil society group calls on SA to picket for Marikana miners: A civil society group has called on South Africans to protest murder charges laid against 270 Marikana miners: “We are calling on SA to gather at police stations and ask the police to charge them for murder as well. South African Trade Union: The Lonmin tragedy is the lowest point in South Africa’s democracy. Mines to dominate agenda at Cosatu Congress in two weeks

Marikana miners demand action from Zuma Friday 31 August 2012 18:14 SABC 270 Marikana miners were this week charged under the Apartheid era common purpose doctrine(SABC) TAGS: Lonmin Marikana Massacre Miners Zuma President Mueder COmmon Purpose Legal representatives of the … Continue reading

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The German Constitutional Court is authorising the army to intervene in exceptional circumstances to deal with terrorist threats on home soil. Until now, only the police could respond.Operations of national defence and internal security have been kept strictly separate since the end of the Nazi era, to avoid involving the army against civilians.

Video: german-army-authorised-to-act-on-home-soil/ The German Constitutional Court is authorising the army to intervene in exceptional circumstances to deal with terrorist threats on home soil. Until now, only the police could respond. Operations of national defence and internal security have been kept … Continue reading

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Assange will speak on sunday. In his homeland, Australia, pro-Assange activists gathered outside Britain’s consulate in Sydney. Many believe Washington wants to get its hands on their man. Baltasar Garzon, the dismissed spanish judge, who supports Assange – has indicated that he would take the matter to the International Court of Justice and seek the court to enforce the UK to abide by this decision, on the basis of the fact that, de facto, Julian has a refugee status.

Whatch video: Will Assange emerge from Ecuador embassy? He has got asylum from Ecuador but Julian Assange’s fate remains far from clear. The Wikileaks founder risks arrest should he venture outside the country’s London embassy to give a planned statement on … Continue reading

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Clear to all War against Iran: An act of madness. A “medicine” Worse than the disease. The Israeli public Knows it. The security experts Know it. But it is still Not understood By a megalomaniac Prime Minister And his bankrupt Minister of Defense. Published in “Haaretz” – August 17, 2012 When Israelis were asked “what would be better: for both Israel and Iran to have the bomb, or for neither to have it, 65 percent of Israeli Jews said neither. And a remarkable 64 percent favored the idea of a nuclear-free zone, even when it was explained that this would mean Israel giving up its nuclear weapons. a Middle Near East Community of Israel with neighbor countries, modeled on the 1958 Treaty of Rome for Europe, with an Organization for Security and Cooperation in the Middle and Near East-OSCMNE. This would all be consistent with the spirit of the Arab Spring, which also briefly touched Israel. Economic cooperation for shared development could be added.

Clear to all War against Iran: An act of madness. A “medicine” Worse than the disease.The Israeli public Knows it. The security experts Know it. But it is still Not understood By a megalomaniac Prime Minister And his bankrupt Minister … Continue reading

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Julian Assange: how WikiLeaks founder could leave Ecuador’s London embassy: From giving diplomatic status to smuggling him out, here are options that Ecuador could try – Ecuador offers Sweden to make his questing because of the accusations in the embassy – Assange is ready for a video interview – but it seams, Britain and Sweden are not interested in it – they want him personally!

regular video updates from the Ecuadorian Embassy from London http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/video/2012/aug/16/assange-ecuador-embassy-london-video Julian Assange: how WikiLeaks founder could leave Ecuador’s London embassy From giving diplomatic status to smuggling him out, here are options that Ecuador could try Share138 Email Vikram Dodd guardian.co.uk, Thursday … Continue reading

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protesters-support-assange – Julian Assange & Wikileaks: Timeline of Events – collateral-murder-us-army-by-wikile_news

xcufwd_collateral-murder-us-army-by-wikile_news As protesters gathered outside the Ecuadorian Embassy, there was intense speculation that the British government might suspend the Embassy’s diplomatic status in order to enter the building and remove Assange. Alternatively the UK might simply refuse to allow him … Continue reading

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