Contrary to the image of brutal and repressive communists, police in Cuba offer an instructive example for activists in the United States. Police live in the cities they patrol. They generally treat citizens with respect. As I documented in my book Dateline Havana, police beatings of criminals are rare and police murders are nonexistent. Cuba has one of the lowest crime rates in Latin America.
MI5 is given Carte Blanche on Mayhem.(ODT)
Amid the squabbling over audit standards and the fineries of interpretation, it is always open to government to simply insist all companies over a certain size report fully and uniformly. This might do the Big Four out of some business but it would bring the tax dollars in. After all, if business people wish to enjoy the protection of the corporate veil, with that should come accountability and transparency. Otherwise, just don’t incorporate.
However the are ready to surrender and negotiate with the biggest Corporations and those named in the Paradise Papers and ask what they want to pay (ODT)
What never seems mentioned is the research that indicates that more mass or multiple killings have occurred by those not deemed terrorist. terrorism is it seems is a category devoted to murders by Muslims whether organized or not. Further research shows the murders are increasingly lone wolf, committed by people on drugs and with poor histories of mental health factors that in fact have been known.
The categorizing of terrorism in a way that seems to be exclusively Muslim merely raises the fact that in a post racist world where differences aren’t division. The LNP since John Howard have used race, religion and ethnicity to promote division in a world were they only give lip service to a multiracial and cultural Australia. (ODT)
One world-weary father whose son was caught in the middle of such an event where police used capsicum spray to disperse the crowds suggested it was a graphic illustration of how the world had changed: ‘‘I grew up listening to Sergeant Pepper’s – he grew up being pepper-sprayed by a sergeant.’’
The shooting happened weeks after police in northern California killed Stephon Clark, an unarmed father who was standing in his family’s back yard. Though Yarber’s killing has not prompted massive rallies, both shootings have shone a harsh light on the way police continue to aggressively use lethal force in black communities, even in a liberal state where the Black Lives Matter movement has long protested against police violence and racism.
The disability pensioner is pinned down. He is in his own front yard and he is helpless.
Minutes earlier, the police have arrived at John’s home in Preston in Melbourne after his psychologist called triple zero to say she was worried about his deteriorating mental health.
Like many Palestinian citizens before him, Israeli police insist on holding Maysam Abu Alqian responsible for the beating he took in broad daylight. The beating of 19-year-old Maysam Abu Alqian by plainclothes Border Police officers…
It’s fantastic. It’s the maiden speech of Mhairi Black, the absurdly young new member of the British parliament, from the Scottish National party.