Whistleblower Craig Murray Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison

By Mohamed Elmaazi, The Dissenter. -

Former UK diplomat-turned whistleblower Craig Murray was sentenced to eight  months in prison at the High Court in Edinburgh for contempt of court resulting from his coverage of the trial of [...]

UK Threatens To Charge Palestine Action With Terrorism

By Mohamed Elmaazi, The Electronic Intifada. -

Emily Arnott from the group Palestine Action told The Electronic Intifada that she found the suggestion “absolutely ridiculous.” Arnott confirmed that members of London’s Metropolitan Police [...]

More States Enter The Race To Criminalize Protest

By Naveena Sadasivam, Grist. -

It was April 1, and Jestin Dupree had driven more than 400 miles from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana to the state’s capital, Helena, to testify against legislation that [...]

Drone Whistleblower Jailed Ahead Of July Sentencing

By Kevin Gosztola, Shadowproof.com. -

A federal judge ordered drone whistleblower Daniel Hale’s arrest, and United States authorities took him into custody. On April 23, Judge Liam O’Grady signed an order suggesting Hale violated [...]

Courts Can No Longer Protect Companies Over Climate Flak

By Margaret Heffernan, Financial Times. -

United Kingdom - Last month, six people stood trial in Southwark Crown Court, charged with causing criminal damage to Shell’s London headquarters on April 15, 2019. The trial received little [...]

Why Have Media Gone To Such Lengths To Silence Mumia Abu-Jamal?

By Janine Jackson, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

Philadelphia public broadcaster WHYY (4/24/21) was one of the few outlets to report on an April 24 rally seeking the release from prison of Mumia Abu-Jamal. The story included important [...]

Judge Says Columbus Police Ran ‘Amok’; Restricts Use Of Force

By Catherine Whelan, NPR. -

A federal judge has ordered police in Columbus, Ohio, to stop using force including tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets against nonviolent protesters, ruling that officers ran "amok" during [...]

On Contact: Police Abuse And Torture

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

Chris Hedges discusses police abuse and torture with civil rights attorney Flint Taylor. Taylor’s new book is ‘The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago’. With his colleagues at [...]

No Justice Without A Movement

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

The depth of public connection with George Floyd was clear on the day the verdict of his police killer was announced. The moment was awaited with trepidation and the guilty verdict was met with [...]

Court Rules Germany Must Tighten Climate Law

By Thomas Escritt, Reuters. -

Berlin - Germany must update its climate law by the end of next year to set out how it will bring carbon emissions down nearly to zero by 2050, its top court ruled on Thursday, siding with a [...]

Lessons Learned From The Chauvin Trial That Relate To Palestine

By Benay Blend, Palestine Chronicle. -

Over thirty years ago, James Baldwin was the subject of a PBS documentary The Price of the Ticket (1989) in which he reflected on what he considered a lack of progress in combatting racism in [...]

DC To Pay $1.6 Million Over False Arrests And Excessive Force During 2017 Inauguration

Washington, DC - The ACLU of the District of Columbia, the Law Office of Jeffrey Light, and the District of Columbia today filed court papers stating the District will pay $1.6 million to settle [...]

Maryland To Review Cases Of Medical Examiner Who Testified In George Floyd Case

By Alexandra Kashirina, Sputnik News. -

During the trial of Derek Chauvin, one key issue was a dispute over the cause of George Floyd’s death. While the prosecution was pointing out that Floyd had suffocated because of neck restraint [...]

A Watershed Ruling On Homelessness

By Kevin Schofield, South Seattle Emerald. -

California -On Tuesday, April 20, U.S. District Court Judge David Carter of the Central District of California issued a ruling that is likely to become a watershed moment in the United States’ [...]

Canada: Supreme Court Upholds Sinixt Nation’s Right To Land Across Border

By Olivia Stefanovich, CBC.ca. -

Canada's highest court has upended the federal government's 65-year-old claim that an Indigenous nation from British Columbia's Interior no longer exists. In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court [...]