LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Longtime Cuban President Fidel Castro had died, according to Cuban TV. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was 90. CBS Radio has confirmed the death. The Associated Press says Castro’s brother has also confirmed the death. Castro was born August 13, 1926. He was the revolutionary who wrestled power away from a…
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A New York woman seriously hurt protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline faces multiple surgeries and could lose an arm, her father said Tuesday, and protesters and law enforcement gave conflicting accounts about what might have caused the explosion that injured her. Sophia Wilansky, 21, was listed in serious condition and…
The following article is out now in the November/December 2016 issue of Briarpatch Magazine. It was written by Kelly Rose Pflug-Back and myself. Kelly is a radical journalist, poet and author of fiction. She’s current at York University in Toronto working on her MA, studying the connections between resource extraction industries and Canadian colonialism, past and present.
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On October 21, 2016 Robert Earl Council (aka Kinetik Justice Amun) went on a Hunger Strike based on threats against his life from the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) administration and staff. He was transferred to a supermax facility, and water was shut off in his cell in an effort to force him out of […]
Although the U.S. did not elect its first female president Tuesday night, one woman still made history. Former refugee Ilhan Omar, who proudly wears the hijab, became America’s first Somalian-American Muslim woman legislator after she claimed a strong victory in the Minnesota House race. The 34-year-old moved to the U.S. at the age of 12,…
by Dave Zirin
Sunday, Oct. 16, was the 48th anniversary of that indelible moment in 1968 when John Carlos and Tommie Smith put their heads down and fists up on the Olympic medal stand as the anthem played, their friend the Australian silver-medalist Peter Norman standing in solidarity with their protest. Forty-eight years later to the day, in Buffalo, New York, Colin Kaepernick made his first start of the 2016 season as his 49ers took on the Bills.
He arrived at the game with his Afro picked out, wearing a Muhammad Ali T-shirt. Outside the stadium, in one of the most notorious tailgating spaces in the NFL, people were selling T-shirts showing Kaepernick with a rifle scope trained on his body and the phrase, “WANTED: Notorious…
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Oct 19, 2016 UPDATE: The Hunger Strike in the Santa Clara Main Jail is on- more than 300 people are participating, many of them in solitary confinement. The classification system in Santa Clara Jails must change, and solitary confinement must end! Please note this correction in the Sheriff’s number. The correct number is 408.808.4611. Additional […]
At least 18 inmates died in clashes in two separate penitentiaries in Brazil’s Amazon region and more than three dozen escaped after a third prison riot.
October 2016 – CALIFORNIA – Just days after a cluster of more than 200 small earthquakes shook the Salton Sea area of Southern California, scientists have found evidence of a second fault line that runs parallel to the massive San Andreas Fault – one of the state’s most dangerous fault lines. The new fault appears to run right through the 56-km-long Salton Sea in the Colorado Desert, to the west of the San Andreas Fault. Now that we know it’s there, seismologists will be forced to reassess earthquake risk models for the greater Los Angeles area.
“This previously unidentified fault represents a new hazard to the region and holds significant implications for fault models … and, consequently, models of ground-motion prediction and southern San Andreas Fault rupture scenarios,” the team from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Nevada Seismological Laboratory reports. Now known as the Salton Trough Fault, the…
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‘What do we do when we’re sending women in to do training on race relations and they feel violated?’
CBC News Posted: Sep 13, 2016
Police officers in Thunder Bay, Ont., are being accused of verbally assaulting a facilitator who was delivering cross-cultural training on Indigenous issues, but a city official says it was all a misunderstanding.
“It just got really bad,” said the facilitator, whom CBC News has agreed not to name because she fears that speaking out could have implications for her employment.
‘The behaviour was really ridiculous.’– cultural training facilitator
Thunder Bay trains local volunteers who are paid an honorarium to conduct training sessions for all city staff, including first responders such as police.
Police officers were “disruptive and dismissive”…
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