Hijab Removal by New York Police Prompts Lawsuit
Emanuel’s floor leader responds to Lightfoot on CPD academy, elected oversightCHICAGO 03/14/2018, 03:29pm
Over 40 New Individuals Say They Were Set Up by Crew of Corrupt Chicago Police
By Phil Rogers
Published at 1:49 PM CDT on Mar 15, 2018 | Updated at 9:17 PM CDT on Mar 15, 201
http://wgntv.com/2018/03/15/armed-chicago-police-officers-raid-wrong-apartment/Chicago police officers raid wrong apartment
POSTED 6:28 PM, MARCH 15, 2018, BY ERIK RUNGE, UPDATED AT 06:40PM, MARCH 15, 2018
Jury awards $1.2 million to man shot in back by Chicago police during traffic stop
First female Chicago cop to command police marine unit sues over alleged sex discrimination
Utah sheriffs release jail operating standards
Arkansas police chief out over false-report conviction
Judge drops Subway lawsuit over Layton Police officer's alleged poisoningFRIDAY , MARCH 16, 2018 - 11:30 A
https://apnews.com/29fb435806eb431fa621bcf0070b3c7b/Appeals-court-revives-inmate's-suit-against-Phoenix-policeAppeals court revives inmate’s suit against Phoenix police
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/no-record-de-blasio-disciplinary-talks-gov-cuomo-aide-article-1.3879336No recollection of de Blasio pressing Albany pols on cop disciplinary issue, Gov. Cuomo’s aide says
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, March 16, 2018, 7:14 PM
Infamous hacker who gave up whistleblower Chelsea Manning to the FBI dies in Kansas
BY CHRIS SOMMERFELDT NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Friday, March 16, 2018, 4:11 PM
https://boingboing.net/2018/03/15/nypd-commissioner-troubled.htmlNYPD Commissioner "troubled" by news of cop arrested for running international heroin ringBoing Boing-Mar 15, 2018New York Police Department Officer Yessenia Jimenez was arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration agents on weapons and drug trafficking charges following a month long investigation. According to AP, Jimenez "helped her boyfriend run a heroin trafficking ring that spanned from Mexico to New ...
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/house-gop-will-subpoena-fbi-for-missing-hillary-clinton-documentsHouse GOP will subpoena FBI for missing Hillary Clinton documentsFox Business- Over the course hours ago of the last year, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz has been reviewing the FBI and DOJ's actions related to its investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server, which haunted her during the 2016 presidential election. Horowitz suggested the report will be made available to ...
McCabe's firing begins the war on the Deep StateAmerican Thinker (blog)-We can expect liberaldom to come unglued following the firing of Andrew McCabe, erstwhile second in command at the FBI, just 24 hours before his lucrative government pension kicked in. McCabe had made "unauthorized disclosures to the news media" (leaked confidential information) and "lacked candor – including ...
http://www.unb.com.bd/bangladesh-news/Cop-7-others-held-over-police-recruitment-racket-in-Bogra/65829Cop, 7 others held over police recruitment racket in BograBogra, Mar 18 (UNB) – Police here in separate drives othe recently held days arrested eight people including a member of police in connection with fraudulence activities and taking money from the aspirants of police constable exams promising them of 'confirm appointment'. The detainees are identified as Rafikul Islam, ...
Chula Vista police officer arrested on suspicion of domestic violencefox5sandiego.com-Mar 15, 2018CHULA VISTA, Calif. – A Chula Vista police officer is facing possible criminal charges following his arrest on suspicion of threatening his girlfriend during an off-duty dispute. San Diego police took 27-year-old Leopoldo Armando Chousal into custody Wednesday evening while responding to a reported ...
Raleigh cops are investigating crime by getting Google to reveal the ...Boing Boing-Public records requests have revealed that on at least four occasions, the Raleigh-Durham police obtained warrants forcing Google to reveal the identities of every mobile user within acres of a crime scene, sweeping up the personal information of thousands of people in a quest to locate a single perp.
‘Testilying’ by Police:A Stubborn ProblemPolice lying persists, even amid an explosion of videoevidence that has allowed the public to test officers’ credibility.By JOSEPH GOLDSTEINMARCH 18, 2018
Johns Hopkins University wants its own police department. What ...Baltimore Sun-At Daniels' request, the Baltimore delegation to the General Assembly has agreed to introduce legislation that would enable Hopkins to become the first private university in Maryland with its own police department. Uniformed, armed, sworn police officers would patrol Hopkins' university and hospital
LAPD officer arrested on suspicion of stealing cash from backpack
By LEILA MILLERSTAFF WRITER
JAN. 27, 2020 9:33 PM
Police Shot and Killed a Man Who Was Handcuffed and Buckled Into a Cop Car
Maryland police pulled him over and said they smelled PCP inside his car.
By VICE News
Augmented street art: WATCH Soviet murals and mosaics come to life in spectacular animation
28 Jan, 2020 07:56 / Updated 7 hours ago
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
A copy of any FBI files regarding Richard Feynman, a well-known physicist whose death occurred on February 15, 1988.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
Former CBP Official Sentenced to 31 Months in Prison for Illegally Selling Guns
By Steve Neavling
A former CBP watch commander who operated an illegal gun-selling business and committed other crimes while serving in law enforcement was sentenced Monday to 31 months in prison.
Wei Xu, 58, pleaded guilty in July to four felonies, including unlawfully dealing in firearms, possessing unregistered firearms, lying to a federal agency, and tax evasion, NBC News reports.
Prosecutors said Xu exploited his position as a law enforcement officer to buy and sell off-roster handguns. He also admitted
Brian C. Turner Named Assistant Director of the Operational Technology Division at FBI Headquarters
POGO has a long history of working with whistleblowers and protecting their rights. We believe that whistleblowers are our first line of defense against corruption and abuse by the federal government. We’ve spent years protecting these truth-tellers and the mechanisms to hold government accountable, and today we’re seeing why all of that work matters.
CMCA is proud to partner with Better Together on the Nationwide Day of Second Chances on April 30.Churches all across America will host second chance job fairs for neighbors who have been incarcerated. Will you help bring a fair to your city?Learn more: https://bettertogetherus.org/events/secondchances/
We are excited to partner with Better Together on the first annual Nationwide Day of Second Chances on April 30, when church-led coalitions in cities all across America will come together and host simultaneous Second Chances Job Fairs for neighbors who have been incarcerated.We are excited to connect our friends and partners with this opportunity to celebrate and serve our neighbors who are returning home. We would love your help identifying a church partner who will open its doors and host a Second Chances Job Fair in your community. When a fair comes to your area, we also invite you to serve alongside us and volunteer at your local job fair.Our partner, Better Together, will lead churches through a detailed and live online training, and supply all of the materials and tutorials needed to launch a successful fair. It's free - all churches have to do is provide the heart to love people and the hands to bring the fair to life. The trainings are coming up quickly, with the first offering on January 30, so we appreciate your help sharing this opportunity soon. We will also be connecting with the churches participating and introducing them to our ministry, as a further way to engage, serve, and further the mission of spreading dignity through opportunity.Will you join us and help spread the word
JOE BIDEN SUPPORTED “EXCEPTIONALLY, EXCEPTIONALLY TOUGH TREATMENT” FOR JUVENILE “PREDATORS”
January 27 2020, 3:54 p.m.
Peer pressure is not just for junior high anymore
Correctional officer cadets objecting to participating in a Nazi salute for a class photo were first pressured, then ordered, to participate
Jan 13, 2020
The Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability (CPCA) offers recommendations to end the provisions in Chicago Police Department’s Collective Bargaining Agreements that perpetuate the “Code of Silence”
According to the Better Government Association (BGA), it was estimated in 2018 that the City of Chicago had spent over $700-million settling cases of police misconduct in the previous decade. The Chicago Tribune reports that the City of Chicago has spent over $750-million on Chicago Police Officers’ misconduct-related payouts, settlements, and losses at trial since 2004—this includes civil rights cases, car crash claims, racial discrimination complaints, sexual harassment suits, and some other legal matters. The annual amount the city spent paying the fees of private lawyers to defend the Chicago Police Department (CPD) against civil rights lawsuits has grown steadily from around $12.5-million in 2013 to over $30-million in 2018. As stated by attorney Stuart Chanen, the City needs to “reevaluate the degree to which they’ve allowed the [police unions] to drive civil rights defenses in a way that’s very harmful to the citizens of the City of Chicago.”
The economic burden placed on Chicago tax-payers to pay for police corruption is a minor issue compared to the detrimental intergenerational affects such entrenched systemic CPD misconduct has had on our City’s marginalized and divested communities. For instance, officers involved in or witnessing shootings are allowed a 24-hour grace period before being required to submit statements to the Independent Police Review Authority. As a result, in 2015, this process led to the false statements of sixteen CPD personnel, which demonized the teenage victim, Laquan McDonald, and permitted his shooter, Jason Van Dyke, to avoid murder charges for almost a year.
Police departments across the country have proven time and again that they do not have the capability, impartiality, or – frankly – the willingness to provide the internal oversight necessary to police themselves. Thanks to local journalists, Van Dyke was held accountable only after a judge ordered the release of the dashcam footage to the public. None of the cameras on squad cars at the scene of Laquan McDonald’s shooting, recorded sound and at least three did not work at all. The Columbia Journalism Review states that 80% of CPD dashcam systems present failed to record audio due to “operator error or in some cases intentional destruction” by the officers.
The federal consent decree, approved in January 2019, aims to dictate the direction of police reform in Chicago, likely for decades to come. While the consent decree is certainly a step in the right direction, “no part of that decree transforms the deeply rooted biases and barriers to justice that are inscribed within the Chicago police union contracts.” There are three collective bargaining agreements governing the supervisory positions at the Chicago Police Department. These current contracts – all of which expired almost three years ago and are expected to enter arbitration this month – include specific “limitations on transparency and protections that inhibit accountable government” by enabling officers to lie about misconduct.
Mural of Kobe Bryant and daughter, Gianna, appears in Cambridge’s ‘Graffiti Alley’
The colorful tribute was commissioned by the Central Square Business Improvement District.
By Steve Annear Globe Staff,Updated January 28, 2020, 18 minutes ago
Posted Yesterday at 7:21 PM Updated January 27
Lawmakers debate pros and cons of bill to allow home marijuana delivery
Advocates say it would allow legitimate businesses to compete with black market sellers, but the state says it would be too hard to regulate at this time.
Prince Andrew told to 'stop playing games' over Epstein inquiry
US lawyer representing alleged victims tells duke to ‘do the right thing’ and assist inquiry
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JANUARY 28, 2020
Make America Radical Again: A Conversation with Harvey J. Kaye
by DANIEL FALCONE
Harvey J. Kaye is the Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the Founding Director of the University’s Center for History and Social Change, and the author of numerous books, including The British Marxist Historians, The Education of Desire (winner of the Isaac Deutscher Memorial Prize) Why Do Ruling Classes Fear History?, Thomas Paine and the Promise of America, The Fight for the Four Freedoms (The Nation’s 2014 progressive book of the year), and most recently, Take Hold of Our History: Make America Radical Again (Zero Books). This spring he will also publish FDR on Democracy (Skyhorse Books).
In this interview, Daniel Falcone discusses with Harvey Kaye his latest work and breaks down the importance of the left to reclaim the framing of US history from the conservative right. He also discusses the relevance of Obama to the emergence of Trump, the rightward drift of the US political spectrum, and the (forgotten) radical idea of America exceptionalism. Kaye argues that we can take on the Establishment and counter the long-standing neoliberal – and emergent neo-fascist – order by reminding Americans who they are and what that demands. Moreover, he cites Bernie Sanders as the candidate who has most effectively begun to speak to and engage Americans’ progressive, if not radical impulses and energies.
Daniel Falcone: Your book is titled Take Hold of Our History and is subtitled Make America Radical Again. Can you comment on the specific meanings of these titles?
Harvey Kaye: If you have aspirations to be a transformative leader, you are going to have to transform the narrative
An Open Letter to Justin Trudeau on Venezuela
by NINO PAGLICCIA
Re: Your announcement of January 26, 2020 “Interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaidó to visit Canada”
Dear Mr. Justin Trudeau:
I have read with great disappointment your office’s announcement that you are meeting with what many Venezuelans and Canadians alike consider the real impostor, Juan Guaidó
The Australian Fires Are a Prelude to Our Climate Suffering
The fires could just be the beginning in a slow-motion climate reckoning of rising sea levels, unprecedented storms, and hellish heat waves.
How Harvard Aims to Muzzle Unions
Beating Trump Is the Goal. What if Joe Rogan Fans Will Help?
Much of the criticism of Sanders for accepting the endorsement rewrites the past and present of Democratic Party electoral politics.
By Edward BurmilaTwitter
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JANUARY 28, 2020 | LANA COHEN
STUDENTS EXPOSE PLOT TO CAST DOUBT ON CLIMATE CHANGE
In 2019, the year youth around the world stepped out of the classroom and onto the streets to demand climate action, four students stayed at their desks. They had a different plan.
As the climate movement sought to expose adults and institutions for failing to address climate change, Brown University undergraduates Jessie Sugarman, Cole Triedman, Andrew Javens, and David Wingate sat down together to get some specifics: to find hard evidence, name names, and hold people and corporations accountable for their role in the crisis.
As part of Brown’s Climate and Development Lab, they were tasked with developing and answering a research question.
With an in-depth study into 10 investor-owned utility companies, they unraveled a byzantine, well-funded, and well-coordinated effort by an elite group of coal, rail, and utility companies to question the reality of climate change and cast doubt on the science that backs it up.
The involvement of freight rail companies and the entire utilities industry in what the report calls the “climate-change countermovement” had been largely unreported.
“They’ve connected the dots in a way other people have not,” their professor, Timmons Roberts, told WhoWhatWhy.
The findings of these twenty-somethings reveal that corporate opposition to climate change is broader and more sophisticated than previously realized.
It goes beyond ExxonMobil and the Koch brothers. It is hidden in the shadows, behind the facades of front groups, creative marketing tactics, and stacks of cash.
FEDS, INFORMANTS FINGER U.S. GOVERNMENT AS DRUG TRAFFICKER
Bolton Warned Barr About Trump's Cozy Ties to Dictators, Book Claims
John Bolton's forthcoming book keeps derailing the GOP's plan for a fast-track impeachment trial.
By Paul Blest
Jan 28 2020, 9:51a
We finally have a strong surveillance reform bill we can get behind!
Tell your members of Congress to support the Safeguarding Americans’ Private Records Act (SAPRA).
We are urging Congress to pass the Safeguarding Americans’ Private Records Act of 2020 (SAPRA), bipartisan legislation that includes significant reforms to the government’s foreign intelligence surveillance authorities, including Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which was at the heart of Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA bulk collection of phone records.
SAPRA would put much needed limits on the government’s expansive foreign intelligence surveillance powers, making it an important step in reining in the broad, unconstitutional spying powers granted claimed by the government..
Congress must take this opportunity to enact the substantial reforms this bill calls for, including:
Prohibiting the NSA’s Call Details Record program and ending bulk collection of metadata (revealed by Snowden);Prohibiting warrantless collection of our internet browsing, search history, and geo-location data;Imposing a sunset, for the first time, on National Security Letters authorities, which allow the FBI to obtain sensitive records without a court order.But the bill goes much further, including essential reporting requirements, reforming the FISA court, imposing warrant requirements on all section 215 searches if they would be required in the criminal context, and strengthening the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
Undoubtedly, the surveillance hawks will soon introduce a much weaker bill, or will attempt to re-authorize Section 215 without any reforms at all. We need you to take action now to make sure we get these essential reforms to our out-of-control surveillance state!
The Safeguarding Americans’ Private Records Act was introduced on January 23 by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Steve Daines (R-MT) as S. 3242 and in the House by Representatives Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), among others, as H.R. 5675.
45 civil society organizations - including Defending Rights & Dissent - are on record supporting this bill. Read our letter here.
Here's some background on how we got here:
The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 provided intelligence agencies with overly broad powers to engage in surveillance. In addition, these agencies have been repeatedly caught unlawfully surveilling innocent people in the United States at a staggering scale. In 2015, Congress enacted the USA FREEDOM Act in an effort to rein in the government’s surveillance practices. This included replacing the bulk phone records program that the National Security Agency (NSA) had operated illegally for many years.
Specifically, the USA FREEDOM Act added new subsections to Section 215 — which has for many years allowed the government to collect business records (such as financial records) — to create a new authority permitting the collection of Call Detail Records (CDRs). This Section 215 CDR program is narrower than the former bulk program, but still permits overly broad and privacy-invasive collection of phone records. Among other concerns, the replacement program still permits surveillance to span “two hops” from the intended target, implicating millions of people who were never even suspected of wrongdoing. In 2018, under this current Section 215 CDR program, the government still collected over 434 million records relating to over 19 million phone identifiers, despite having only 11 targets.
The government recently shuttered the CDR program due to admittedly unlawful over-collection of records, however its statutory authority remains in place. Like its predecessors, the Section 215 CDR program was never shown to offer meaningful intelligence value and was repeatedly misused. SAPRA would eliminate this dangerous authority for good.
Take ActionSAPRA would put much needed limits on the government’s expansive foreign intelligence surveillance powers, making it an important step in reining in the broad, unconstitutional spying powers granted claimed by the government..
Undoubtedly, the surveillance hawks will soon introduce a much weaker bill, or will attempt to re-authorize Section 215 without any reforms at all.
We need you to take action now to make sure we get these essential reforms to our out-of-control surveillance state!
It is time for Congress to act; pass the Safeguarding Americans’ Private Records Act of 2020 now!
Please send an email to your Representatives in Congress and tell them to pass the Safeguarding Americans’ Private Records Act of 2020 now!
Stay Loud, Stay Strong,
Tapping Trump’s Anger About 2016 Surveillance, White House Seeks Overhaul of Spying LawAndrew Restuccia and Dustin Volz, Wall Street Journal
New US visa rules set off 'panic wave' in immigrant communitiesAl Jazeera
National Security Wiretap System Was Long Plagued by Risk of Errors and OmissionsCharlie Savage and Adam Goldman, The New York Times
Portland considering strictest ban on facial recognition technology in the U.S.Everton Bailey Jr., The Oregonian
LA’s First Black District Attorney Is Battling for Reelection. Black Activists Want Her Out.
To top things off, incumbant Jackie Lacey’s biggest opponent is George Gascón—a former cop.
Monday, March 2, 2020
What a public health agency should be doing now wrt COVID-19
1. Diagnostic information. Describe the specific features of the disease in the US (symptoms and signs) so doctors will be able to clinically distinguish most COVID-19 cases from other respiratory infections like colds, influenza, pneumonias, allowing them to isolate, quarantine, treat respiratory infections more sensibly. CDC and NIH say they will publish articles on this soon. Excuse me, but CDC and NIH leaders are not academics, they are public servants with websites devoted to dealing with COVID. As soon as they find information useful to professionals or the public, it should be posted on their websites. And state health departments say the necessary information was made available to CDC.
2. Decontamination. Tell us how to clean different surfaces and how to eliminate virus on fomites. With other coronaviruses, virus was viable after a week on some surfaces. NYC says they will give schools a "deep cleaning." What method will they use and who said it was effective?
CDC has P4/BSL4 labs where environmental studies can be safely conducted to answer this question. The answer is crucial. Yet the CDC website, even as of today, March 2, includes no information in its COVID infection control section (or anywhere else I could find) on environmental decontamination. I was also unable to find this info, specific to COVID, on the WHO website.
3. Testing. Why did CDC restrict testing to under 1000 people total in the US through the end of last week? It seems they did not trust their test, and restricted testing to people who had an extremely high risk of having the virus. Which would presumably give fewer incorrect results.
Yet WHO had another test it shared with countries; China had tests; commercial and state labs wanted to develop tests. Until the evening of 2/28/20, only CDC's test could be used in the US, and only if the patient met very restrictive clinical criteria and had a strong China connection.
Being unable to test kept the US numbers down, for a time. But it allowed cases to go undiagnosed and to spread within the community. This no doubt has caused a much larger problem--undiagnosed cases--so we do not know where in the US there are current "hot spots" and Americans have been slower to respond vigorously.
We need real time rtPCR tests, antibody tests to determine prior infection, information on viral cultures and animal models to speed research.
4. Treatment. CDC and the rest of the federal establishment know that remdesivir may work, chloroquine phosphate may work (both used in China) and other drugs may be able to be repurposed for COVID.
We have been told 1 US person received remdesivir and others are being offered it in the US.
Why isn't the US conducting joint clinical trials with other nations (those who have tested and diagnosed many more cases) to explore the many possible drug options? Where are these drugs made? What efforts are made to get them into rapid production, especially remdesivir? Where do the raw materials come from, and can they be produced in the US?
5. Overwhelming of the medical system. If cases rise at the rates they have going, we will exceed the available hospital beds, ventilators, doctors, nurses, masks, gowns, etc.
Coming up with a plan for how to respond THEN is what we need from public health agencies and government. Right now, we have enough of everything. Is the US trying to rapidly manufacture masks, gloves, other PPE, ventilators, ECMO devices, train staff, and otherwise prepare for a medical armageddon?
If so, what is happening behind closed doors? What are they planning in terms of rationing healthcare?
6. Clinical pearls. This poster, used by health systems throughout the US, is exactly what practitioners need -- with an extra column for COVID-19, so we can quickly differentiate likely and unlikely cases.
Posted by Meryl Nass, M.D. at 11:53 AM 0 comments
Authorities Investigating Bombshell Allegations that U.S. Officials Were Involved in Murder of DEA Agent Camarena
DEA Agent Enrique Camarena
Federal authorities are investigating new bombshell allegations that a CIA operative and DEA official conspired with a drug kingpin to torture and murder DEA Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985.
Multiple witnesses who have been re-interviewed in the case told USA Today that Camarena may have been betrayed by his own country.
Whether American operatives were involved remains unknown, but the allegations are too explosive to ignore, officials said.
“You can’t just put it in a drawer and forget about it,” one official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the case.
Camarena’s widow, Mika, said authorities have told her they are investigating the allegations.
“I want the truth to be out,” told the publication. “At this point, nothing would surprise me.”
Witnesses who were re-interviewed shared startling allegations that U.S. officials had been secretly helping drug cartels. Those witnesses, former Mexican police officers Ramon Lira, Rene Lopez and George Godoy, who had worked as security
Killed by a cartel. Betrayed by his own? US reexamines murder of federal agent featured in ‘Narcos’
Federal authorities assess new witness claims that a DEA official and CIA operative were tied to DEA agent Enrique Camarena's 1985 murder in Mexico.
Brad Heath, USA TODAY
Updated 3:27 p.m. EST Feb. 28, 2020
An undated file photo of Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, the DEA agent murdered in Mexico in 1985.
LOS ANGELES – The gunmen were waiting for Enrique Camarena. They positioned thems
Dramatic fall in China pollution levels ‘partly related’ to coronavirus
Nasa satellite images show decline as industrial activity slows in effort to limit coronavirus
Sun 1 Mar 2020 07.19 EST
9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference
Draft minutes for February 26, 2020
March 2, 2020
Ann Hendricks, Secretary 9/11 Monthly Teleconference Call
Draft minutes for the February 26, 2020 regular conference call.
Cheryl Curtiss, Teleconference co-facilitator, Connecticut 9/11 Truth
Craig McKee, Teleconference co-facilitator, Truth and Shadows
Ann Hendricks, Teleconference secretary
James Hufferd, 9/11 Grassroots
Michael Cook, AE911Truth
Nita Renfrew, New York 911Truth
Zander Arena, Arizona 9/11 Studies and Outreach
Barrie Zwicker, Towers of Deception
Steve Stodola, Boston 9/11Truth
Peter Michael Ketchum, formerly of NIST
Jonathan Mark, FlybyNews
Marti Hopper, Colorado 9/11Truth
Gerald Pechunuk, Larouche Pac
Dan Hennen, 9/11TAP
Karl Golovin, anidealiveson.net
Barbara Honegger, Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry
David Meiswinkle, Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry
Frank Tolopko, Berkshire 9/11Truth
Lawrence Fine, 9/11 Synthesis
The minutes of the January 29, 2020 conference call and the draft agenda were APPROVED.
September 11, 2021 anniversary
Jonathan Mark opened the discussion about 9/11 20th anniversary event planning. He is seeking to bring together peace activists and 9/11 truth researchers and all who want “a democracy that protects the Constitution, rather than disables it.” He asked for a contact with the 9/11 Consensus Panel that would provide their points of agreement to the public. Additionally, he seeks names of various 9/11 organizations to invite to, or to co-host, events. Jonathan suggested an event might show Massimo Mazzucco’s summary version of his September 11: The New Pearl Harbor movie. Cheryl Curtiss suggested uniting the anti-war folks, the Muslim community, civil liberty groups, and alternative media journalists. To contribute suggestions, go to this community forum page: https://www.facebook.com/events/987760258228011/. And the anniversary is addressed on Jonathan’s website: https://flybynews.wordpress.com/2019/12/04/2020-plus-1-20-years-9-11-truthpeace/?fbclid=IwAR2Ot7uO08cdlpMNU6ITZEXJyl_-fapMxiAuQCDtmewMSzRLmLCNgCV-KXo
Lawyers’ Committee legal efforts progress
Immediate suggestions for additional persons to join the New York mandamus lawsuit are appreciated by the Lawyers’ Committee. David Meiswinkle told of the defendants’ motion to dismiss this lawsuit especially due to alleged “lack of standing.” The Courts give higher value for standing to plaintiffs who have lost a family member or those who were injured by explosions or during the cleanup efforts. The deadline for the Lawyers’ Committee response is Tuesday, March 3rd. Please contact an LC board member if you know of someone who meets these criteria and who is willing to join the lawsuit. David also spoke about bringing in a professional investigator and of setting up research committees for several areas including the WTC, the Pentagon, Shanksville, anthrax, government misconduct, etc., to collect evidence for potential grand juries. Barbara Honegger emphasized that the Lawyers’ Committee appreciates participatory help and underscored the need for more plaintiffs to join the lawsuit quickly.
Who Killed Malcolm X?
Frank Tolopko has studied the life and death of Malcolm X and reported on the release of a six-part docuseries on Netflix following the research of Abdur-Rahman Muhammad. Frank also pointed out several parallels of the assassination case to aspects of 9/11. Based on the new evidence uncovered, the Manhattan District Attorney has decided to reopen the murder investigation. Cheryl Curtiss will be interviewing Mr. Mohammad in the near future.
Bill Binney event
Gerald Pechenuk spoke about a discussion with Bill Binney livestreamed from New York City on Saturday, February 29th. This YouTube video is called “Rescuing the Republic from the Surveillance State – A Conversation with Bill Binney.”
On Friday, March 6, David Meiswinkle, Barbara Honegger, and Christopher Gioia (via live link), will be speaking at an event in San Diego, which is hosted by San Diego 9/11 Truth. This event will be livestreamed on the Lawyers’ Committee YouTube channel, at 5-8 p.m. EST / 2-5 p.m. PST. Their presentation will be at the Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego. The Library offers free parking, and the event is free. For any questions, contact Cheri Aspen at (858) 568-1257.The link to the livestream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWQbEeExutR4vR4pEFmQUJw
Cheryl Curtiss said the next teleconference will be March 25, 2020.
Cheryl also highly recommended the book, Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Goldwritten by Sterling and Peggy Seagrave.
The call began at 8 p.m. EST and adjourned at 9:58 p.m., PST/5 p.m. to 6:58 p.m. Audio of the February call can be heard here:
The next monthly teleconference will take place on March 25, 2020 at 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST. Agenda items should be emailed to facilitator Cheryl Curtiss (email@example.com) no later than one week before the call. Please use subject line “Agenda item for 911 Truth Teleconference.” Please include a brief description of your item and any relevant links you’d like participants to be aware of, together with your estimate of the number of minutes your agenda item will require. If you would like to join the teleconference list serve, contact Craig McKee (firstname.lastname@example.org), and anyone who would like information such as links included in the minutes should email Ann Hendricks (email@example.com).
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Report: Your Gadgets Are Made by Re-Education Camp Prisoners in China
A new report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute alleges that Beijing is using Uyghur prison labor in factories producing goods for Apple, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and others.
Bernie Has a Plan to Knock Elizabeth Warren Out of the Race
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MARCH 2, 2020
Noah, New and Improved: the Endangered Species Act Under Trump
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by ROBERT FISK
FBI asset Nancy Pelosi says “ No Way, Nah Nah !
Spy bill set to expire without last-minute deal in Congress
by Susan Ferrechio
| March 08, 2020 12:01 AM
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Our subways and buses are about to get the delousing of their lives
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Ex-Spies to Help Infiltrate Liberal Groups
Erik Prince Recruits Ex-Spies to Help Infiltrate Liberal Groups
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DOJ Defends Broad Power to Dismiss Whistleblowers' Fraud Claims
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By C. Ryan Barber | March 06, 2020 at 01:21 PM
THE FBI'S WAR ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
BY NATALIE ROBINS
Richly researched broadside against the FBI's invasion of the rights of US writers to think for themselves; by the co-author of the Edgar-winning Savage Grace (1985). Aside from the 146 writers whose files were recovered from the FBI through the Freedom of Information Act for use in this book, Robins lists even more whose files she did not get access to or who are not discussed here for lack of space. Files of living authors can be released only to the authors themselves, but Robins did write to many—such as Arthur Miller, Norman Mailer, and Kay Boyle- -who had recovered their own files and who passed on to her their response to notes by FBI agents and informants. Judging from Robins'
Writers Under Surveillance: The FBI Files
Our first book is here! See the hidden lives of famous writers, as told by their FBI files
Read the Bureau’s files on famous authors, including James Baldwin, Ernest Hemingway, and Susan Sontag
Written by Michael Morisy
Edited by JPat Brown
The Federal Bureau of Investigation files on James Baldwin, Ernest Hemingway, and Susan Sontag, and a dozen famous writers have a lot of stories to tell, and over the past eight years the MuckRock team has been digging through them.
Today, we’re excited to tell those stories in a new format: a 400-page volume that brings the most funny, frightening, poignant, and provocative tales about the intersection of surveillance and freedom to life, as told through those primary source documents.
Explore history in a brand new way. Each author’s file includes brand new introductory material, and we’ve selected the documents that we feel provide the most interesting view into that person’s life, their relationship with the law, or a certain cultural moment in American history
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