Today came the news that a 23 year old Iranian refugee, who had been detained by the Australian Government on Nauru and who was known only as Omid, died from injuries caused by self-immolation. Omid had poured inflammable liquid on himself, then set himself on fire in front of visiting UNHCR inspectors. It was an act of frustration, desperation and lack of hope that any solution to his predicament and that of his fellow refugees was in sight. But it took the Australian authorities more than 24 hours to get Omid to a suitable hospital in Australia (the medical facilities in Nauru are hopeless). Omid’s unlawful kidnapping, his unlawful detention and the lack of care while in detention all led to his death. Omid’s action was clearly political. In doing what he did, he knew he would be helping to bring what is happening at Nauru to the attention of the world. … https://undercoverinfo.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/murder-by-any-other-name-the-iranian-refugee-who-died-from-lack-of-duty-of-care/
Green For All Movement Calls Upon Those Responsible For The #FlintWaterCrisis To Pay For What They Broke — News One
Your browser does not support iframes. The fight for clean water in Flint is far from over. A grassroots organization called Green For All is leading an effort to bring clean water to the poisoned city, hold government officials in Michigan accountable for their involvement in the water crisis, and is pushing back against environmental racism. They are also…
Shocking moment police officer brutally attacks woman
Shocking moment Florida police officer repeatedly punches handcuffed woman in the chest – as other cops just stand and watch
- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
- Akinyemi Borisade, 26, has been fired after attack on Mayra Martinez, 31
- Police attempted to arrest Martinez after she quit her job in a bar
- Borisade has also been charged with battery after the incident
- Corrections officers who witnessed incident reported it to supervisors
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3565235/Shocking-moment-Florida-police-officer-repeatedly-punches-woman-chest-handcuffs-cops-stand-watch.html#ixzz47DxqdUkl
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Turnback: PM’s out-of-body experience as an asylum-seeker – Video
Turnback: PM’s out-of-body experience as an asylum-seeker – video http://gu.com/p/46hc4/stw
A short film which portrays an Australian prime minister having an out-of-body experience as an asylum seeker won best film at the 2015 Lights! Canberra! Action! festival. Filmmaker Hew Sandison told Guardian Australia he saw film as a way to participate in activism on an issue which Australia had ‘dehumanised’. This film contains scenes which some viewers may find disturbing
What I Told the Attorney General and the HUD Secretary About My Criminal Record Thursday, 28 April 2016 00:00 By Ronald Lewis, Tyrone Peake and Helen Stokes, TalkPoverty.org | Op-Ed
What I Told the Attorney General and the HUD Secretary About My Criminal Record Thursday, 28 April 2016 00:00
Ronald Lewis, Helen Stokes and Tyrone Peake By Ronald Lewis, Tyrone Peake and Helen Stokes, TalkPoverty.org | Op-Ed
For the second time in less than a year, a hospital staffed by Doctors Without Borders has fallen prey to an aerial bombing attack.
This time the hospital hit was in Syria, just which country’s planes were responsible for the attack is, as yet, unknown.
From the Washington Post:
Airstrikes on rebel-held areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo destroyed a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders, the aid group said Thursday, killing at least 14 patients and staff in the latest attacks that have all but unraveled a cease-fire accord.
The overnight raids — including a direct hit on Aleppo’s al-Quds hospital — killed at least 27 people, rights monitors and rescue volunteers said. At least 14 patients and medical staffers were killed at the hospital, Doctors Without Borders said on its Twitter account.
The group, also known by the French name Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF…
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Nearly 50 Labradors Rescued From Puppy Mill With No Food Or Water
35 adult yellow Labradors and 13 puppies were seized from horrific conditions at an Elmwood, Wisconsin property Friday, April 22.
In a breaking report from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), they cite the suspected puppy mill bust as the third one already in April.
When a worried citizen in the Elmwood area noticed the dogs’ living conditions, she immediately notified police. Officers and rescuers were nothing short of stunned at what they saw—dogs and puppies “living indoors in small, filthy travel crates, with no access to food or water.” Director of investigations for the ASPCA Kathryn Destreza says:
What we saw here is no way for…
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