SPRING HILL VOICE

 

 

Day 196 refugee protests, Nauru

 

 

 Image: ‏@elahe_zivardar [1/10/16]

 

 

 

Behrouz Boochani [1/10/16]:

 

Yesterday one of the men in Manus prison twice tried to burn himself with a spray.

His friends did not allow him to burn himslf seriously but his face is burned now and he feels extreme pain in his eyes and face.

This man is seriously sick but IHMS (the medical company) did not treat him and always put him under more pressure because of his sickness.

IHMS is a main part of the systematic torture in Manus prison.

I think IHMS is worse than Wilson Security.

 

 

 

The Defense Department does not have to disclose the names of foreign students who attend a U.S. Army school whose predecessor trained South American military officials linked to massacres and other crimes, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that disclosing the names of students at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation [School of the Americas] would be an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy that could expose the students to violence.

The majority opinion said isolated cases in which the U.S. government admitted human rights abusers to the school would be insufficient to show negligence. ... [Stars and Stripes - 30/9/16]

 

 

The New Zealand prime minister, John Key was urged to raise ongoing human rights concerns with the visiting Sri Lankan prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, who lands in Auckland on Saturday evening. ... [Tamil Guardian - 1/10/16]

 

 

Life for Rohingya in Hyderabad’s refugee camps [YKA - 29/9/16]:

 

... Widows are in large numbers across these camps. Some of them have remarried in their own community to start a new life. They are strictly warned by the police not to marry the locals. They only have limited options in their ghetto or they have to lead a lonely and devastating life.

“My husband was chopped in Myanmar in front of my eyes. They also cut my daughter’s stomach. She cannot walk straight now and she has lost her voice after the incident. With a lot of difficulties I have reached here and I am struggling to feed my three children,” says Rani Begum with her broken Hindi, while in her arms, all her children play around. She cleans utensils and washes clothes in nearby houses to earn for her family.

The children in the camp go to neighbouring government schools. Most of the families send their children to school and they are adapting to the language spoken here. Sana Khatoon is 10-year-old who studies in Class 2. She has an innocent smile and a strong determination for what she wants to become after growing up, “I want to become a doctor and help all the diseased ones here.” ...

 

 

A man has been jailed for nine months after calling Myanmar's president "crazy" in a Facebook post, his wife said Friday, in the latest use of a junta-era defamation law under the new civilian government. ... [Bangkok Post - 30/9/16]

 

 

... One big bazaar

The other's like a garage sale

 I peddle my wares

 Wherever there's a floor to fill ...

 

'Spice Train', Thomas Dolby [2011]

 

 

China's yuan joins International Monetary Fund's basket of reserve currencies [Reuters - 1/10/16]

 

 

Deutsche Bank settlement overshadows US equities [Reuters - 30/9/16]

 

 

Wells Fargo CEO grilled at House Hearing over fake account scandal [Democracy Now - 30/9/16]

 

 

GlaxoSmithKline Plc will pay $20 million to settle civil charges that it masked bribes to foreign officials in China by disguising them as legitimate travel, entertainment and marketing expenses, U.S. regulators said on Friday. ...  [Reuters - 30/9/16]


 

The former chief executive of defunct drug company Inyx Inc (IYXI.PK) has been charged in connection with a fraud scheme that caused more than $100 million in losses and led to the collapse of one of Puerto Rico's largest banks, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

Jack Kachkar, 53, of Key Biscayne, Florida, was charged with eight counts of wire fraud in an indictment filed on Aug. 4 and unsealed on Friday, the department said in a news release.

It said the scheme led to the closure of Westernbank Puerto Rico in April 2010. ... [Reuters - 30/9/16]

 

 

The Boston-based Conservation Law Foundation filed a lawsuit against ExxonMobil on Thursday, arguing that the company is violating several key water regulations at one of their Boston storage and transfer locations. ... [Think Progress - 30/9/16]

 


Court files on murdered Honduran activist Berta Caceres stolen [teleSUR - 30/9/16]

 

 


Mexico presidential hopeful Lopez Obrador says to sue The Wall Street Journal [Reuters – 30/9/16]

 

 

 

An armed attack on a military convoy in Mexico's northern state of Sinaloa left five soldiers dead and at least 10 wounded, the local prosecutor's office said on Friday.

The attack took place in the early morning on the edge of the city of Culiacan in the home state of the Sinaloa Cartel, whose former leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was recaptured in January. ... [Reuters - 30/9/16]


 

 

US Coast Guard conducts 19 at-sea interdictions and forcibly returns 232 Cuban migrants in past week [Media Release - 30/9/16]

 

 

As Cuban migration surges, a woman in Pittsburgh offers shelter to her compatriots [PRI - 29/9/16]

 

 

In June of 1999, Astrid Morataya, then a lawful permanent resident, pled guilty to a minor drug distribution offense.

The circumstances were questionable – Astrid consistently denies she was involved with drugs and no drugs were ever recovered on her.

The guilty plea, in the aftermath of the Illegal Immigration and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA), which went into effect 20 years ago today on September 30, 1996, would have a devastating effect on Astrid’s life. ... Why we must abolish a 1996 law that has destroyed thousands of families [National Immigrant Justice Center - 30/9/16]

 

 

Ideas for building a genuine movement of refugee advocates (not a bunch of pro-ALP, pro-boat turnback usurpers) [American Immigration Lawyers Association - 30/9/16]

 

 

Turkish police raided the country's biggest prison and court buildings on Friday after arrest warrants were issued for 162 personnel and prison guards as part of nationwide investigations over a failed coup in July, broadcaster CNN Turk reported.

About 100,000 people in the military, civil service, police and judiciary have been sacked or suspended, and some 32,000 people have been arrested for their alleged role in the attempted coup.

On Friday, prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 87 court personnel and police raided three Istanbul courts, including the Caglayan complex where some of Turkey's most important trials are held, CNN Turk said.

Arrest warrants were also issued for 75 guards and personnel in three separate prisons across Istanbul including the one in Silivri, the country's largest. ... [Middle East Eye - 30/9/16]

 

 

Libya: Civilians trapped in Benghazi in desperate conditions as fighting encroaches [Amnesty - 30/9/16]

 

 

A joint military operation between Chad and Niger has killed 123 Boko Haram militants since July and recovered a significant quantity of weapons, Niger's Defence Ministry said on Friday. ... [Reuters - 30/9/16]

 

 

The U.S. president's argument about the undermining of international sovereignty is real, but victims of attacks would otherwise have almost no other recourse in the face of state-sponsored terrorism, says international law professor John Quigley ... [TRNN - 30/9/16]

 

 

Pakistani man to sue US over fatal drone strike [RT - 30/9/16]

 

 

Three people died and one was critically injured in a shooting Friday morning at an apartment complex in Minneapolis.

According to police, the call came in at 7:10 a.m. on the 5400 block of 34th Avenue South.

Officers say they arrived at the scene and found three people dead in an apartment: a boy and girl in their early teens and a man.

Officers also found a woman who was alive but critically hurt.

Police say they are not actively seeking suspects and that there is no threat to the public.

At this point in the investigation, police believe it was likely a domestic-related homicide. ... [KSTP - 30/9/16]

 

 

Party policeman injures wrist "trying to break up out-of-control party" in Townsville [ABC - 1/10/16]



NYPD sent undercover officers to Black Lives Matter protest, records reveal [Guardian – 29/9/16]

 

"TEAR DOWN THE WALLS! Solidarity with the Prisoners Strike!" ‏@Awkward_Duck [30/9/16]:  My homies Naomi and Natlie holding it down #CharlotteUprising

 

Ohio police are defending themselves against brutality claims raised by a man whose head was slammed into a cruiser with enough force to shatter the windshield.

The dash cam video, obtained exclusively by WKYC, shows Pele Smith, handcuffed from behind, being walked to a cruiser on 34th Street in Lorain.

Suddenly, Smith’s face is slammed into the windshield, causing the glass to shatter. ... [12 News - 29/9/16]

 

 

‘Police shot me in face for no reason’: El Cajon protest witness [RT - 30/9/16]

 

 

El Cajon: Family of inarmed Ugandan refugee killed by police calls for protests, video release [Democracy Now - 30/9/16]:

 

In the San Diego suburb of El Cajon, California, the family of Alfred Olango, a Ugandan refugee shot dead by police on Tuesday, is calling for peaceful protests and the release of a video showing the killing.

Olango’s mother, Pamela Benge, said her son was distraught over the recent death of a friend and was having a mental breakdown on Tuesday when police confronted him.

She says officers should have helped her son, but instead opened fire.

Benge said her family arrived in the U.S. in 1991 as refugees seeking to escape violence.

Pamela Benge: "We have come from a war zone. We wanted protection. That’s why we’re here. I wanted the children not to be running around, being in fear every night, sleeping in the bush. And that’s why we’re here. Yes? Being a refugee, I know there are millions of refugees that are here, just seeking for a better place, a safety place. That’s all—safety. We wanted just to be safe. But now, I ask the question: Where should we go? I don’t know."

Olango’s family and supporters are demanding the release of a cellphone video recorded by a bystander that captured the killing.

 

 

Toorak siege: Five hour stand-off ends as man taken to hospital [The Age - 30/9/16]

 

 

Footage obtained by 9 News Sydney shows a 26-year-old woman dancing on a car before a police officer shoots her with a taser [Nine MSN - 30/9/16]

 

 

"NOT YOUNG! NOT FREE! DECOLONISE NOW!"  If you dont sing or stand for the anthem make this your profile pic. ... Aboriginal Tent Embassy [1/10/16]

 

 

Australia is a crime scene': Aboriginal activist says life for Indigenous people is like living under the NAZIS - as he supports national anthem boycott [Daily Mail - 30/9/16]:

 

... 'Australia is still a crime scene,' [Wayne] Wharton declared.

'Do you realise that Australia is still a crime scene? And many aboriginal people who are locked up in jail are prisoners of war.' 

...

'We're in an occupied country. The same as France was an occupied country by the Nazis and Poland was an occupied country by the Nazis,' he said on 3AW.

'We're an occupied people in this country and we're living in a crime scene.' Mitchell replied: 'Are we Nazis now are we?'

'You're equivalent to them. I'm an occupied person. My country is occupied and I'm a subject of war. I'm not a free person in my own country,' Wharton replied. ...

 

 

Israeli troops shoot and kill Palestinian who allegedly stabbed guard at West Bank checkpoint [Reuters - 30/9/16]

 

 

At least six Palestinians were injured in the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday during clashes with Israeli forces along the borderline with Israel.

Palestinian medical sources said five people were injured by live fire in clashes near the Nahal Oz crossing east of Shujayya, while a sixth was injured in the area of Umm Husayna east of the al-Bureij refugee camp. ... [Maan - 30/9/16]

 

 

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attended the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres on Friday, in spite of critiques from rival Palestinian political factions. ... [Maan - 30/9/16]

 

 

Shimon Peres from the perspective of his victims [Electronic Intifada - 28/9/16]

 

 

Israel will continue joint efforts with Russia to tap a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis, the speaker of the upper house of Russian parliament, Valentina Matviyenko said in Jerusalem on Friday after talks with the Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu. ... [TASS - 30/9/16]

 

 

Moscow is still open for dialogue with US on Syria — Lavrov [TASS - 30/9/16]:

 

... "A week ago, the Russian side urged the United States to live up to its commitment, which Washington undertook as early as in February this year, to separate ‘moderate’ Syrian opposition from terrorist units but that has not been done over the past seven months," the Russian Foreign Ministry said. ...

 

 

Thirteen civilians were killed on Friday due to terrorist rocket attacks that targeted the neighborhoods of Sulaiman al-Halabi, al-Midan, al-Sulimaniah and al-Furqan in Aleppo city. ... [SANA - 30/9/16]

 

 

Syria - The US propaganda shams now openly fail [ICH/Moon of Alabama - 30/9/16]:

 

... Indeed al.Qaeda announced publicly that the CIA's Nour el-Din Zinki and Suqour al-Sham joined its Jihad.

As little back as August the State Department defended Zinki after some of its member abducted a Palestinian boy from a hospital near Aleppo and beheaded him in front of a video camera:

[I]n State Department briefings, [..] spokesman Mark Toner downplayed the incidents, or the possibility that the US would stop arming Nour al-Din al-Zinki just because they beheaded a child..

... Toner insisted [..] “one incident here and there would not necessarily make you a terrorist group.” ...

 

 

Turkish border guards shot civilians from Kobani city in western Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) while trying to cross the borders to the Turkish side illegally. ... [IraqiNews.com - 29/9/16]

 

 

‏@IraqiSMCEn - Iraqi Spring Media Center [30/9/16]:

 

Anbar: News agencies:A roadside bomb has exploded near a school in Baghdadi nahiya west of Anbar resulted in two injuries.

 

Basra: News agencies: A roadside bomb has exploded near a home in Arab Mahala in Zubeir district resulted in death of a girl child.

 

 

 

 

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