Category Americas

Man indicted for fatal beating of transgendered woman – NY Daily News

A man named Paris Wilson, 20, was initially arrested for the attack and charged with misdemeanor assault. The charges were dropped after another man turned himself in and took responsibility for the crime — but said he was too drunk to remember what happened.The second man, Dixon, bears a “striking resemblance” to Wilson, prosecutors said, […]

Hispanics more likely than whites to say global warming is caused by humans | Pew Research Center

In a recent survey, we ask if there is solid evidence that the Earth has been warming over the past few decades. Seven-in-ten Hispanics say the Earth is warming because of human activity, a higher share than among whites (44%). More than half (56%) of blacks say the same. About two-in-ten Hispanics and whites and […]

Bill O’Reilly allegedly threatens reporter amid accusations that he lied about Falklands War coverage – Americas – World – The Independent

A story published in Mother Jones magazine and comments from former CBS News colleagues suggest that Mr O’Reilly embellished his vantage point of the conflict, though the Fox News host staunchly denies those charges. A former NBC News bureau chief has stood behind Mr O’Reilly. The conflict is based on Mr O’Reilly’s account in a […]

White supremacist group to hold an event CPAC weekend at the National Press Club.

An Evite invitation for the event says it will feature speakers Peter Brimelow, Richard Spencer, and Jared Taylor. Brimelow, as SPLC details, has said America faces “unprecedented demographic mutation” and that 9/11 was due to immigration. The Anti-Defamation League describes Spencer as “a sym­bol of a new gen­er­a­tion of intel­lec­tual white suprema­cists.” Taylor has said […]

Military warn of developing soft coup in Argentina | RNV – Radio Nacional de Venezuela

Military Center for Democracy Argentina (CEMIDA) warned -through a communique that the government of President Cristina Fernández faces a soft coup, after analyzing the operations of the right and the judiciary in that South American country. The highest authority of CEMIDA, retired Colonel José Luis García, and Elsa Bruzzone expert warned on US strategies in […]

Connecting Palestinian and Indigenous peoples’ struggles for freedom | rabble.ca

On July 11 the Israeli Occupation Forces finished it off with a direct hit while shelling the port of Gaza. No one expected that helping Palestine gain its freedom would be easy. Every effort counts. Like Indigenous resistance in the Americas, Palestinians know that they are involved in a long-term struggle. Just like round dances […]

Mexico condemns ‘disproportionate’ use of force by US police in Pasco shooting | US news | The Guardian

Around 100 local community and family members protested outside the Pasco City Hall on Wednesday night, and solidarity groups on Facebook indicate another protest is scheduled for Saturday. Local police have urged for calm. The incident marks the fourth fatal police shooting in Pasco over the past year and the third at the hands of […]

Florida a ‘hotbed’ for sovereign citizens, called domestic terrorists by FBI — Nation — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Over the past decade, more than a dozen police officers and members of the anti-government movement have died nationwide in gun battles.“That’s why every Orange County deputy is trained in recognizing sovereign citizens,” said Deputy Chief Brett Meade of the University of Central Florida Police Department. “From a law-enforcement perspective we have to treat every […]

Accused in mass murder plot shared dark online interests | The Chronicle Herald

Randall Steven Shepherd of Halifax and Lindsay Kantha Souvannarath of Geneva, Ill. — who have both been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and are set to appear in court Tuesday — appear to have connected several years ago through gaming websites. The two were active on Random Insanity, the online social chat board of […]

Thousands March Across Canada Demanding Justice for Indigenous Women | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

“Increasing deaths of many vulnerable women…still leaves family, friends, loved ones, and community members with an overwhelming sense of grief and loss,” according to the Women’s Memorial March Committee, organizer of the 25th annual event in Vancouver. “Indigenous women disproportionately continue to go missing or be murdered with minimal to no action to address these […]

Mass shooting foiled in Nova Scotia | World news | The Guardian

Police said they obtained information that suggested the two had access to firearms and intended to go to a public venue in the Halifax, Nova Scotia, region on February 14 to kill people, and then themselves. The police statement did not suggest a possible motive for the shooting.Evidence that suggested two other Nova Scotia males, […]

Google, Amazon, Microsoft Reportedly Paid AdBlock Plus To Unblock – Slashdot

Eyeo GmbH, the German startup behind Adblock Plus, said it did not wish to comment. So far more than 300 million users have downloaded its software, it said. The add-on is free to download, with Eyeo generating revenue through its “whitelisting” programme. Companies can request their ads to be unblocked as long as they comply […]

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