After the event to which Zuñiga was an invited attendee she told the press: „I feel happy for having yelled ‘murderer’ and for having told off JOH. … How he can be in an initiative against femicides in this country when there has been no justice for Berta and the masterminds (of her killing) continue in total impunity?“ inquired legislator Zuñiga.
(2.8.2018) Two migrants — an Iraqi and a Syrian — have been charged with the murder, which happened after Daniel had taken money from a cashpoint.
(2. Aug 1981) Others, including the C.I.A.’s critics, warn that if these restraints are loosened, the United States may well find itself slipping back to the situation that prevailed in the 1960’s, when the agency was virtually unbridled, when assassination of inconvenient foreign political figures was an acceptable technique, and when top officials cultivated a deliberate fuzziness that obscured the line of command from the President to the Director of Central Intelligence and on down to the operatives in the field. These critics fear that if the C.I.A. is given too much leeway in the means it employs, it may once again be tempted to interpret a President’s wishes in a way that will damage the good name and long-range interests of the United States.
Perhaps no photo from the Kennedy presidency summarises who Kennedy was, and how he differed from what preceded him and what came after him, than this picture.
(10. Aug 2000) The evidence comes in a previously unpublished 1975 interview with the minute-taker at an August 1960 White House meeting of Eisenhower and his national security advisers on the Congo crisis.
The minute-taker, Robert Johnson, said in the interview that he vividly recalled the president turning to Allen Dulles, director of the CIA, „in the full hearing of all those in attendance, and saying something to the effect that Lumumba should be eliminated“.
Mr Johnson recalled: „There was stunned silence for about 15 seconds and the meeting continued.“
(28. Aug 1998) The documents, found by a truth commission researcher investigating an apparently unrelated matter, implicate then CIA chief Allen Dulles in Operation Celeste. They also claim that the explosives used for the bomb that downed the aircraft were supplied by a Belgian mining conglomerate, Union Miniere. The company had extensive interests in copper-rich Katanga, and is known to have backed to Tshombe’s use of mercenaries, including the group led by South Africa’s Colonel „Mad Mike“ Hoare.
The most damning report refers to a meeting between MI5, Special Operations Executive, the CIA and the SAIMR at which it was recorded that Dulles „agrees … Dag is becoming troublesome and … should be removed“.
Tribute to Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary-General of the United Nations, by Mr. John F. Kennedy, President of the United States of America, at the Sixteenth Session of the General Assembly, 25 September 1961.
(12.1.2019) Exclusive: Cold case documentary casts new light on mystery of Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane crash
In 1961, United Nations‘ secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. It’s understood that because Hammarskjöld was, at the time, advocating for Congo’s independence (against the wishes of European mining companies and other powerful entities), the “crash” was an assassination. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth. He, his Swedish private-investigator sidekick, and a host of co-conspirators tirelessly pursue a winding trail of clues, but they turn up more mysteries than revelations. Scores of false starts, dead ends, and elusive interviews later, they begin to sniff out something more monumental than anything they’d initially imagined.
Jesus Eugenio Ramos died Saturday morning at a hospital in the city of Emiliano Zapata due to gunshot injuries, the Tabasco prosecutor’s office said in a statement. Tabasco Governor Adan Augusto Lopez said he lamented the loss of the reporter, known locally as “Chuchin,” and said his murder would be investigated.
I, for one, did not mind Gantz’s prolonged political silence, and watching his first campaign videos shows he realizes what must be done to emerge victorious from this choking labyrinth: You must rise above it all so you can burn it all down with napalm.
„Israel before everything. Only the strong prevails. I kill mucho Arabs, green means army, army means strength, Star of David in yo’ face!“
Benny Gantz was the head of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) during the 2014 conflict but has now entered politics and is running against Benjamin Netanyahu in April’s elections.
The 59-year-old has said little about his political positions so far but released a series of videos burnishing his military credentials.
One boasts of killing 1,364 Palestinian terrorists during the war, while another says that under Mr Gantz’s command “parts of Gaza were sent back to the Stone Age.” The videos make no mention of the 1,462 civilians killed during the conflict, according to a UN count.
רק החזק מנצח –
1,364 מחבלי חמאס חוסלו. 3.5 שנות שקט בדרום.
Marielle Franco, an Afro-Brazilian member of the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) and a feminist councilwoman who was critical of police violence and the right-wing government, was assassinated in Rio de Janeiro along with her driver Anderson Gomes the night of Mar. 14, two weeks after she was named a rapporteur in a special com
A child was found brutally murdered in the area of San Jose de Apartado in the north of Colombia — another in a long string of murders in rural Colombia.
Murdered Jan. 6 by hitmen for fighting for land rights in northern Colombia, Maritza Quiroz Leiva becomes the country’s 6th murder within six days of the new year.
The murder of Mexican activist and human rights defender Sinar Corzo Esquinca in Chiapas late Thursday has been publicly condemned by the United Nations and more than 100 non-governmental organizations.
(21.10.2018) It allows security forces to “take (measures) necessary to confront the dangers and funding of terrorism and safeguard security in all parts of the country,” the gazette said.
The state of emergency grants the authorities sweeping powers, allowing them to make arrests and crack down on what they call enemies of the state.
The country’s interior ministry did not say whether the suspected militants were connected to the bombing on Friday.
Security forces killed 30 people during raids on their hideouts in Giza, where it said „terrorist elements“ were planning a series of attacks targeting state institutions and the tourism industry.
The Justice Ministry department is also investigating another serious incident that occurred on Saturday. A 17-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem was shot to death near the West Bank settlement of Beit El when he tried to flee an IDF force that ordered him to halt. Contrary to the IDF’s initial claim, the army has now confirmed that he is not suspected of trying to commit an attack. Once again, the soldiers’ fingers proved too quick on the trigger when Palestinian lives were at stake.
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera asked the country’s police chief, Hermes Soto, to resign Thursday amid growing controversy over the circumstances in which police shot and killed an un-armed Indigenous man, Camilo Catrillanca.
Brazil’s president-elect, a former army captain, also raised the prospect of building hydro-electric power stations in the Amazon and a rail line through the heart of the rainforest that would greatly restrict water access and forcibly remove Indigenous communities.
As part of a strike that began on Oct. 11, Colombian university students mobilize to reject violence against social leaders and rights defenders.
Two members of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) of Brazil were killed Saturday night in a rural area in the coastal state of Paraiba, gunned down by two hooded individuals.
Less than one week before G-20 summit is held in Argentina, police attacks kills several and leave many wounded.
But that’s the point behind the sanctions: to kill as many Iranians as possible in the hope that they will rise up in a violent revolution, oust Iran’s anti-U.S. regime from power, and install another pro-U.S. regime, like that of the Shah of Iran, who the CIA installed into power in its 1953 coup that destroyed Iran’s experiment with democracy.
Contacted on Sunday, Ms Caruana Galizia’s sister Corinne Vella said the family was not formally informed by the police that the suspected masterminds had been identified.
The sources would not give any indication of who these suspects were or whether they came from the criminal, business or political world.
Hundreds of Indigenous delegations from all over southern Chile gathered Saturday to mourn the murder of Camilo Catrillanca, the young Mapuche killed by Carabineros, the Chilean police on Nov. 14.
GRAPHIC FOOTAGE: Daniel Shaver was fatally shot by Arizona police on Jan. 18, 2016, in the hallway of the hotel where he was staying. Philip Mitchell Brailsford, the officer who killed Shaver, was acquitted of murder charges on Dec. 7, 2017.
I realized what being a Marine actually entails, that as a young man I underwent, perhaps endured is better, a profound life-altering experience, Marine Boot Camp, during which everything I was, embraced, stood for, and held sacred, was brutally and methodically destroyed, with the resultant void filled with the values, “virtues,” and abilities appropriate to the role I was about to assume.
This is admittedly a dramatic under-report of people killed in the wars, as it only attempts to calculate those killed directly in war violence, and not the massive number of others civilians who died from infrastructure damage or other indirect results of the wars. The list also excludes the US war in Syria, which itself stakes claims to another 500,000 killed since 2011.
The author of the report, Neta Crawford, said many of those reported by US forces as militants may actually have been civilians.
„We may never know the total direct death toll in these wars,“ Crawford wrote.
This past weekend, Major Brent Taylor was killed in action in Afghanistan, where the U.S. government has now been waging war for 17 long years. At the time he was killed, the 39-year-old Taylor was training an Afghan security force. One of his trainees turned his gun on Taylor and shot him dead.
Relative tells of grief after mother of seven died after her car was pelted with rocks while she was on the way back to her West Bank village
Mexican activist and former journalist Sergio Martinez Gonzalez was murdered Wednesday morning by unknown assailants. It’s the second journalist killed in the southern state of Chiapas in just two weeks.
The fatal ambush happened as the French military parachuted 120 soldiers in the north-eastern region of Menaka near the Niger border, French military spokesman Colonel Patrik Steiger said.
Mario Gomez, a correspondent with El Heraldo de Chiapas in Yajalon, southern Mexico, was murdered Friday – the ninth to be killed so far this year.
Although the first 21 whales killed were endangered Fin whales – which the Icelandic government has permitted Loftsson’s company to slaughter despite an international moratorium on whaling and the endangered status of the fin whale – they do not have a permit to kill endangered Blue whales.
The Indigenous Wixarika Marakame, spiritual leader and community security council member Margarito Diaz Gonzalez has been murdered in his home in Aguamilpa, Nayarit, western Mexico.
People close to Diaz Gonzalez said he was at home with his wife when someone knocked on the door on Saturday. He was then shot in the face as he opened it. Despite being an important figure in his community, both in spiritual and political terms, the police didn’t open an investigation. It wasn’t until his funeral on Tuesday that the news emerged, putting pressure on the government.
On Friday, during the weekly „March for Return“ protests that Palestinians have held on the Gaza-Israel border since the end of March, 17-year-old Bilal Hafaje was killed by live Israeli fire, while at least another 30 were wounded, the Gaza Health Ministry reported.
Gaza’s Health Ministry also said that a 19-year-old Palestinian man died of wounds he had sustained in clashes along the border on July 14. The ministry identified the man as Amjad Hamdona, whose death brings the amount of demonstrators killed along the border to 174.
As many as 19 fishermen have reportedly gone missing after a Saudi Arabian airstrike on fishing boats off Yemen’s western coastline, which has come under an unrelenting Saudi-led offensive.
The aircraft crashed on a flight between the eastern city of Dire Dawa and the Ethiopian air force headquarters in Bishoftu, a resort town southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, the agency said. Everyone on board — 15 soldiers and three civilians — was killed.
Finance police on Wednesday raided the offices of the transport ministry, the public works authority in Liguria and Spea Engineering in a probe into the August 14 collapse of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge that killed 43, sources said.
The police seized documents at all the offices, the sources said.
The raids took place in Rome, Milan, Florence and Genoa, sources said.
Technological developments are obliging espionage agencies to adopt diverse methods of operation: not only to dispatch agents to enemy countries and to recruit local sources for intelligence, but also to dupe people into serving as agents without their knowledge, to use mercenaries and to rely on new capabilities, such as cyberattacks. To avoid biometric identification, as well as to evade security cameras, espionage organizations are being compelled to make increasing use of unwitting local agents.
For several human rights activists, the profession of journalism is a „high risk“ one in Mexico.
It is very difficult to find the truth, because politicians and regulatory authorities are susceptible to bribes and to doing favors for their business friends. In Brazil, lawmakers are actually trying to deregulate pesticide use and to ban the sale of organic food in supermarkets
It is not yet clear who killed him, but a powerful logging mafia has repeatedly targeted the tribe for its work protecting both its rainforest home, and the uncontacted members of a neighboring tribe, the Awá, who also live there, and face catastrophe unless their land is protected.
(17.7.2014) Israel says it is considering a new ceasefire proposal from Egypt that would take effect on Friday. There is no word yet from Hamas, which rejected the last proposal on the grounds its leaders were never consulted and the terms would have allowed for the continued siege of Gaza and for Israeli bombardment at will. The news of a fresh proposal comes just as a five hour humanitarian pause has ended. The United Nations asked for the break to let Gazans receive supplies and repair damage following 10 days of Israeli bombings. On Wednesday, an Israeli gunboat shelled a beach killing four boys who were playing. The boys were all between the ages of nine and 11 and from the same extended family. Seven other adults and children were wounded in the strike. The scene was witnessed by several international journalists, including our guest Tyler Hicks, a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff photographer at The New York Times. We are also joined from Gaza City by Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who has interviewed family members of the young victims
(9.6.2006) This video is my recording of an Aljazeera news segment aired on Friday June 10th at 10pm EST.
(9.6.2006) „Three children were there, two with severe deep cuts in their heads.
One girl was just screaming, crying out for her father: ‚Dad, my dad.‘
It was a terrible scene, with blood everywhere. We could see a gunship in middle of sea, so we knew what had happened.
The medics arrived and started moving the bodies away. I helped them. It was shocking – it’s the first time I have been around to see this kind of thing.“
The slaughter in Yemen and the Palestinian territories is happening with British arms and support – and media silence
Eliseo Delgado and Zenon Cocula, elected officials with Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s National Renewal Movement (Morena) party, were executed Friday by unknown shooters in Mexico.
Ramírez said Hernández González is the third person to be abducted and killed from Sierra Sur. One victim, the Codedi spokesperson says, was a 17-year-old who was taken last February.
Several cities around the world joined Colombia’s vigil Friday to protest the systematic murder of social and community leaders.
General Walter Braga Netto, leader of Brazil’s federal intervention in the state of Rio de Janeiro, has aligned himself with the country’s Senate-imposed president Michel Temer and issued a call for no information to be released to the public from the investigation into the assassination of Black activist and city councilwoman Marielle Franco.
According to the HRW report, senior Israeli officials approved orders to shoot at protesters who posed no imminent threat to life, acts that might amount to war crime.
Over the past year, in collaboration with Global Witness, the Guardian has attempt to record the deaths of all these people, whether they be wildlife rangers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or indigenous land rights activists in Brazil. At this current rate, chances are that four environmental defenders will be killed this week somewhere on the planet.
According to another local journalist, Pedro Canche, Chan Dzib worked closely with police as a crime reporter with Playa News and belonged to the third generation of the Quintana Roo Police School. He also contributed to several print media outlets.
Keep it classy internet. Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz, and Jules Suzdaltsev, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.
Mexico experienced a bloody day with the murder of some 5 people in Oaxaca. Among the deceased is a Morena candidate for local deputy, Emigdio López Avendaño, who was seeking a seat in Congress in the 21st district.
Since September 2017 at least 114 candidates running in the July 1 Mexican elections have been killed, making it the bloodiest election campaign in Mexico’s modern history, and it’s only getting worse in the electoral run-up. Michael Lettieri, a Senior Research Fellow for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs said: „The risk going forward is that there will be reluctance to participate in local politics because it has become so dangerous.“
“MKs from the Left are actually those who wish to privatize the suffering and disconnect the cause from the effect … The responsibility for the suffering of the women in the Gaza Strip lies solely with Israel. After Israel destroyed the infrastructure and the agriculture in Gaza, it dictates to the people there how and where to eat,” she added in rage.
Zoabi went on with her charge. “You all should be boycotted. The people in Gaza are refugees, their land is in Israel. Those murdered by the soldiers are not being accounted for. Democracy is a nightmare in the Knesset,” she accused.
„The U.K. government’s decision not to support either a U.N. Commission of Inquiry into the shocking scale of killings of civilian protesters in Gaza, or the more recent UN resolution condemning indiscriminate Israeli use of force – and calling for the protection of Palestinians – is morally indefensible,“ the Labour leader said.
Carlos Jimmy Prado Gallardo, Julio Cesar Montalvo, Orlando Negre and ex-FARC fighter Frady Estiver Chica Chica were latest victims of the violence.
According to the ministry, the fighting occurred in the Deir ez-Zor Governorate in the dark time when several mobile terrorist groups attacked an artillery battery of the Syrian government forces.
Chun, 87, was sued for allegedly defaming Gwangju citizens with his memoir published last year in which he claimed that North Korean troops were involved in the uprising, that he was not involved in the crackdown, and that the movement was quelled without the use of violence, including firing from helicopters.
Chun insisted in the book that the witnesses who say they saw helicopters shooting protesters have faked the photos capturing the scenes, calling a late pastor who had testified about the choppers firing „Satan wearing a mask.“
The brutal killings of participants in the Kwangju Popular Uprising with swords by the Chun Doo Hwan military fascist clique were ascertained by a military document on May 17, according to Yonhap News of south Korea.
Maurizio Cordina, a lawyer representing Malta’s Attorney General, said the case was “a desperate maneuver by Mr Degiorgio to delay, if not block” the trial, adding that Bajada had simply gathered evidence and had not worked with the FBI.
The case against Degiorgio is built mostly around intercepts of mobile phone data compiled by the FBI and Bajada.
Twenty one Israeli Arabs protesting the killing of Gazans were arrested Friday in the northern Israeli city of Haifa. Dozens participated in a demonstration in the city’s lower commercial area. Police said those arrested were suspected of public disorder offenses. Protesters held up Palestinian flags, according to reports.
We, Israelis who wish our country to be safe and just, are appalled and horrified by the massive killing of unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza (Reports, 15 May). None of the demonstrators posed any direct danger to the state of Israel or to its citizens. The killing of over 50 demonstrators and the thousands more wounded are reminiscent of the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960 in South Africa. The world acted then. We call upon decent members of the international community to act by demanding that those who commanded such shootings be investigated and tried.
The current leaders of the Israeli government are responsible for the criminal policy of shooting at unarmed demonstrators. The world must intervene to stop the ongoing killing.
Belgium on Tuesday demanded a UN inquiry into the violence in Gaza and summoned Israel’s ambassador to the foreign ministry after she described all the Palestinian victims as „terrorists.“
President Trump himself, in a video message, pledged his commitment to a “lasting peace agreement.”
His son-in-law, Jared Kushner, said “peace is within reach.”
And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared it “a great day for peace.”
Because nothing says “peace” like 58 Palestinians killed, 2,700 wounded, renewed hostilities between Iran and Israel, the entire region aflame and U.S. allies reeling.
Israelis and Palestinians protest in Jerusalem on Monday, May 14, as the US Embassy in Israel is being moved to Jerusalem.
At least 52 Palestinians were killed on Monday in Gaza and more than 2400 others wounded as the Israeli army fired live ammunition, tear gas and firebombs at protesters assembled along several points near the fence with Israel.
At least 37 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza and close to 1700 others wounded as the Israeli army fired live ammunition and teargas and firebombs at protesters assembled along several points near the fence with Israel.
Of the 1693 wounded, the ministry of health said at least 74 were below the age of 18, 23 were women and eight were journalists.
(1.4.2018) The killing of Palestinians is accepted in Israel more lightly than the killing of mosquitoes. There’s nothing cheaper in Israel than Palestinian blood. If there were a hundred or even a thousand deaths Israel would still “salute” the IDF.
Israeli soldiers on Monday killed 18 Palestinians demonstrating along the border fence and wounded 918 in the bloodiest day of protests since they began six weeks ago, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.
Thousands of Palestinians gathered on the edges of Gaza as the U.S. embassy opened in Jerusalem, fanning out along the fence in what appeared to be some of the largest demonstrations yet.
The Israel Police is preparing for the U.S. embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem with thousands of policemen deployed through the city. At 4:00 P.M. (Israel Time), the official ceremony will take place at the U.S. Consulate in the Arnona neighborhood of Jerusalem, which will officially become the U.S. embassy this week
Palestinians throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem were urged to turn out en masse to protest the embassy move and take part in Tuesday’s 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” as Palestinians term Israel’s creation.
Electoral campaigns in Mexico suffered another casualty on Friday with the murder of Jose Remedios Aguirre Sanchez, a mayoral candidate from the same coalition as presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, commonly known as AMLO.
The development brings the death toll of Friday’s protests up to two. A 40-year-old Palestinian was shot to death by Israeli forces and 700 others were wounded by Israeli army gunfire during the demonstrations.
Three critically wounded, 112 of those wounded were hit by live gunfire ■ Israeli doctors NGO demands entry to Israel for wounded to prevent amputations
The Committee of Rural Development of Guatemala (Codeca) has denounced the murder of one of its leaders, Luis Arturo Marroquin, Wednesday and have accused the government of president Jimmy Morales of playing a role in his death.
The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Islamist militant group, first said that several of its members were killed while attempting to dismantle an unexploded rocket from the 2014 war with Israel.
The Israeli military denied involvement in a Gaza explosion that killed six Hamas gunmen on Saturday.