Archiv: really bad news


19.09.2020 - 11:58 [ theHill.com ]

Ginsburg, trailblazing leader on Supreme Court, dies at 87

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal leader of the Supreme Court and a trailblazing champion of women’s rights, died Friday. She was 87 years old.

The Supreme Court said in a statement that Ginsburg died „surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.“

19.09.2020 - 11:48 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Richterin Bader Ginsburg gestorben: Trauer um Ikone des liberalen Amerikas

Sie habe sich ein bisschen als Kindergartenlehrer verstanden, sagte sie, „weil die Richter nicht glaubten, dass es Geschlechterdiskriminierung gibt.“

Sie sei eine Magnolie aus Stahl, sagt die Richterin Sonja Sotomayor einmal über ihre Kollegin in einer Talkshow: Sie sei außen zart, aber sie habe eine eiserne Rute hinter sich.

13.09.2020 - 15:11 [ Amnesty International ]

Iran: Secret execution of wrestler Navid Afkari a ‘travesty of justice’

Before his secret execution Navid Afkari, 27, was subjected to a shocking catalogue of human rights violations and crimes, including enforced disappearance; torture and other ill-treatment, leading to forced “confessions”; and denial of access to a lawyer and other fair trial guarantees.

“This young man desperately sought help in court to receive a fair trial and prove his innocence. Leaked voice recordings of him in court expose how his pleas for judges to investigate his torture complaints and bring another detainee who had witnessed his torture to testify were unlawfully and cruelly ignored,” said Diana Eltahawy.

13.09.2020 - 14:47 [ ORF.at ]

Hingerichteter iranischer Ringer Afkari beerdigt

Afkari hatte nach Angaben der iranischen Justiz bei einer Demonstration 2018 in Schiras einen Sicherheitsbeamten getötet. Er habe die Tat gestanden, hieß es. Der Sportler, seine Familie und Menschenrechtsorganisationen führten dagegen an, das Geständnis sei durch Folter erzwungen worden.

12.09.2020 - 20:25 [ CNN ]

26 people have been killed and dozens more are missing as fires ravage the West Coast

Nintety-seven large fires were burning Saturday in the West overall, including 12 in Idaho and nine in Montana, the National Interagency Fire Center said.

12.09.2020 - 20:20 [ The Oregonian / Youtube ]

Oregon town of Blue River reduced to ash, rubble by Holiday Farm firef

Sandi Elwood grew up in Detroit, Oregon and went back on Wednesday, September 9, the day after a destructive wildfire nearly leveled the town where her mom stills lives. Her mother escaped before the flames burned her entire home. „It didn’t sink in to anyone that it was really happening,“ Elwood said of the wildfire which took out most of her hometown.

05.09.2020 - 11:52 [ theHill.com ]

Poll: 2 in 3 voters say it’s ‚likely‘ that people lie when taking political surveys

Sixty-six percent of registered voters in the Aug. 29-31 survey said it is either very or somewhat likely that a significant number of people lie when talking political surveys, compared to 34 percent who said it is unlikely.

04.09.2020 - 15:32 [ Kyung Lah, Rob Kuznia / CNN ]

Laid off and now evicted amid Covid-19, a Houston father contemplates homelessness in a pandemic

Late Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a temporary halt in residential evictions until the end of the year, starting Friday. When it goes into effect, it will delay mass evictions but not solve the rental crisis, said Emily Benfer, a housing expert and co-creator of a Covid-19 housing policy scorecard with Princeton University’s Eviction Lab.
„The CDC order provides crucial temporary relief for renters, but it doesn’t end the eviction crisis,“ says Benfer. „Congress must bolster it with significant rental assistance for its purpose to be realized,“ she said.

04.09.2020 - 15:20 [ New York Times ]

America at Hunger’s Edge

Beginning in May, Brenda Ann Kenneally set out across the country, from New York to California, to capture the routines of Americans who struggle to feed their families, piecing together various forms of food assistance, community support and ingenuity to make it from one month to the next.

04.09.2020 - 15:08 [ Glenn Greenwald / the Intercept ]

The Social Fabric of the U.S. Is Fraying Severely, if Not Unravelling

The alarming CDC data extends far beyond serious suicidal desires. It also found that “40.9% of respondents reported at least one adverse mental or behavioral health condition, including symptoms of anxiety disorder or depressive disorder (30.9%), symptoms of a trauma- and stressor-related disorder (TSRD) related to the pandemic (26.3%), and having started or increased substance use to cope with stress or emotions related to COVID-19 (13.3%).” For the youngest part of the adult population, ages 18-24, significantly more than half (62.9 percent) reported suffering from depressive or anxiety disorders.

04.09.2020 - 14:59 [ NPR.org ]

Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of Portland Right-Wing Protester Killed By Law Enforcement

According to The Olympian newspaper, Reinoehl was spotted as he left an apartment. The newspaper reports four officers from three different jurisdictions fired weapons at Reinoehl; witnesses said they heard 40 to 50 shots.

04.09.2020 - 14:56 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Toter Trump-Anhänger in Portland: Polizei erschießt Tatverdächtigen

(heute)

Am Rande von Protesten in Portland war am Samstag ein mutmaßlich rechtsextremer Trump-Anhänger getötet worden. Nun hat die Polizei den Tatverdächtigen erschossen – nachdem Trump zu seiner Ergreifung aufgerufen hatte.

04.09.2020 - 14:52 [ New York Times ]

How the Fatal Shooting at a Portland Protest Unfolded

(Published Aug. 31, 2020
Updated Sept. 3, 2020)

The New York Times’s Visual Investigations unit reviewed multiple videos of the episode and surrounding events to piece together the fatal encounter between an unidentified gunman and Aaron J. Danielson, 39, who died at the scene.

04.09.2020 - 14:48 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Proteste in Portland: Ein Toter am Rande von Demonstrationen

(30.08.2020)

Die Polizei machte keine genaueren Angaben zur Identität des Toten und äußerte sich auch nicht dazu, wer geschossen haben soll. „Polizisten von Portland hörten Schüsse aus dem Gebiet Southeast 3rd Avenue und Southwest Alder Street. Sie reagierten und machten einen Mann mit einer Schusswunde in der Brust ausfindig. Sanitäter reagierten und stellten fest, dass das Opfer tot war“, hieß es. Es werde wegen eines Tötungsdelikts ermittelt.

02.09.2020 - 05:10 [ Haaretz ]

Pro-Israel Incumbent Defeats Challenger in Massachusetts Democratic Primary

The 71-year-old Neal — the longest-serving member of the state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation — defeated 31-year-old Morse, seen as a political rising star after becoming one of Massachusetts’ youngest and only openly gay mayors since becoming chief executive of Holyoke in 2011 at age 22.

30.08.2020 - 08:52 [ ZDF ]

Reichsflaggen vor dem Reichstag – „Diese Bilder sind beschämend“

Am Abend hatten im Anschluss an eine Corona-Demonstration mehrere hundert Menschen Absperrungen am Reichstagsgebäude durchbrochen. Ein Video, das der Verein „democ“ bei Twitter veröffentlichte, zeigt, wie sie Treppen zum Reichstag hochlaufen und dabei zum Teil Reichsfahnen schwenken. Das Video zeigt auch Rangeleien zwischen Demonstrierenden und Polizeibeamten.

Offenbar standen den Demonstrierenden nur drei Polizeibeamte im Weg. „Die Polizei war kurzzeitig völlig überfordert“, so „democ“.

19.08.2020 - 09:02 [ CBS Miami ]

Winners of Several High-Profile South Florida Races For Congress

DISTRICT 23

Debbie Wasserman Schultz ran away with competition, beating out Jennifer Perelman with ease. The eight-term incumbent will face either Michael Kroske or Carla Spalding as it’s still too close to call the Republican winner.

15.08.2020 - 18:05 [ BBC ]

Coronavirus: ‚The care home lockdown sent my senile grandad into spiral of decline‘

In late June, my grandparents quietly celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Just three days later, Martin moved into a care home. The decision was agonising, but by that point, unavoidable.

Our family’s situation is not uncommon: more than 300,000 people with dementia are living in care homes across the UK, according to Alzheimer’s Research UK.

05.08.2020 - 17:37 [ Cato Institute ]

Poll: 62% of Americans Say They Have Political Views They’re Afraid to Share

(22.06.2020)

A new Cato national survey finds that self‐​censorship is on the rise in the United States. Nearly two-thirds—62%—of Americans say the political climate these days prevents them from saying things they believe because others might find them offensive. The share of Americans who self‐​censor has risen several points since 2017 when 58% of Americans agreed with this statement.

26.07.2020 - 18:08 [ USA Today ]

Live updates from weekend protests: Man shot to death in Austin, Seattle police declare riot, armed militia in Louisville

Protests against racial injustice continued around the nation Saturday with tense situations unfolding in cities including Austin, Texas, Louisville, Kentucky, Seattle, Washington, Aurora, Colorado, Oakland, California, and Chicago, Illinois.

In Louisville two opposing, heavily armed militia groups came within a few dozen yards of each of other, but avoided violence.

27.06.2020 - 14:04 [ The Telegraph ]

Police find people hiding in cupboard above pub during lockdown

(25.06.2020)

This is the moment police found people hiding in a wardrobe above a pub during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Pitsmoor Hotel in Sheffield was raided by police after reports it was still serving customers.

22.06.2020 - 15:05 [ nltimes.nl ]

The Hague forbids weekend protest festival against Covid restrictions

(19.06.2020)

‚Virus Waanzin‘, the movement behind this protest, want social distancing and other measures in place against the spread of Covid-19 to be lifted. They planned to issue their demands in a demonstration in the form of a festival, including performances by DJs, on the Malieveld on Sunday. The organization expected at least 10 thousand attendees.

17.05.2020 - 03:07 [ the Hill ]

Amash decides against Libertarian campaign for president

“I continue to believe that a candidate from outside the old parties, offering a vision of government grounded in liberty and equality, can break through in the right environment. But this environment presents extraordinary challenges,” Amash said. “Polarization is near an all-time high. Electoral success requires an audience willing to consider alternatives, but both social media and traditional media are dominated by voices strongly averse to the political risks posed by a viable third candidate.”

15.05.2020 - 12:53 [ James Perloff / Twitter ]

INSANE. At a New York subway station, a mom thrown on the floor by police and handcuffed in front of her child, not because she wasn’t wearing a mask, but because she wasn’t wearing it PROPERLY.

02.05.2020 - 11:04 [ the Hill ]

Big banks are growing due to coronavirus — that’s an ominous sign

(01.05.2020)

Collectively, the ten largest U.S. banks expanded by more than $1.2 trillion in the first quarter of 2020. JPMorgan alone grew by nearly 20 percent, becoming the United States’ first bank with $3 trillion in assets. The bank took in $273 billion in new deposits in just three months. That’s equivalent to JPMorgan acquiring PNC Bank — the country’s seventh largest depository institution.

24.04.2020 - 12:48 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

Alzheimer’s Society responds to joint statement from DHSC and CQC on the number of Covid-19 deaths in care homes

(22.04.2020)

Sally Copley, Director of Policy, Campaigns and Partnerships at Alzheimer’s Society, said:

“The true impact of the coronavirus in care homes is becoming increasingly clear, and that’s why we’re demanding swift Government action. With the further report today of a possible 2000 deaths just over Easter weekend, this is a frightening time for everyone with relatives with dementia in care homes. People with dementia’s lives matter, and every death is a terrible loss to a grieving family.

“We hear daily from desperately concerned families who want to know that the Government is doing all it can to keep people in care homes safe, and it is good to hear that the CQC is actively booking testing appointments for care staff.

08.03.2020 - 13:43 [ Sky News Australia / Youtube ]

Joe Biden’s ‚confused crazy rants‘ should have discounted him years ago

Ms Panahi said it’s surprising the candidate, who is “so confused that he has trouble remembering where he is and why he’s there,” has not been discounted.

“Biden’s cognitive issues have been evident for some time but just watch the same media who for four years have been declaring Donald Trump mentally and physically unfit for office have a collective meltdown when Biden’s mental faculties are questioned,” she said.

08.03.2020 - 13:00 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

Stop Calling It A “Stutter” :  Here Are Dozens Of Examples Of Biden’s Dementia Symptoms

It’s easy to overlook linguistic peculiarities when they’re spoken, so I made a verbatim transcript of Biden’s complete answer, exactly as he spoke it. There are no typos. Read it carefully, resisting the urge to mentally re-word it in order to make it make sense:

06.03.2020 - 13:29 [ Shaun King / Twitter ]

The State of Alabama began their process of murdering Nate Woods at 9:38 PM EST. He was not officially pronounced dead until 10:01 PM. 23 cruel minutes. It’s one of the most grizzly acts of injustice in modern American history. He didn’t break a single law.

06.03.2020 - 05:00 [ ABC News ]

Nathaniel Woods executed in Alabama after Supreme Court denies stay

The controversial execution of Nathaniel Woods was carried out late Thursday in Alabama just minutes after the Supreme Court denied a temporary stay, issued only hours earlier.

Woods was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. local time, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

26.02.2020 - 15:39 [ COSMO / Twitter ]

„Mein Sohn sollte nicht umsonst gestorben sein“ sagt die Mutter des in Hanau getöteten Ferhat Ünvar, Serpil Ünvar. Sie will, dass man Rassismus bekämpft.

(24.02.2020)

20.12.2019 - 01:11 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Bahnprojekt „Tren Maya“ in Mexiko bei umstrittener Befragung angenommen

Auch indigene Gruppierungen kritisieren das Großprojekt und insbesondere die improvisierte “Konsultation”, welche die von Mexiko ratifizierte ILO-Konvention 169 über indigene Rechte verletze. Die Befragung wird von diesen Organisationen deshalb als Simulation verurteilt, die sich über die Versprechen von Regierungsprogrammen im Schnellverfahren die Zustimmung der Gemeindevertreter erkaufte.

13.12.2019 - 14:10 [ Michael Tracey ‏/ Twitter ]

The legendary Dennis Skinner voted out. MP for Bolsover since 1970, campaigned for Leave, always stridently anti-war, personification of old-school Labour. My personal favorite MP. Tragic

08.12.2019 - 10:58 [ CNN ]

North Korea’s UN ambassador says denuclearization is off the table in talks with US

In the statement, the ambassador, Kim Song, said the United States‘ pursuit of „sustained and substantial dialogue“ was a „time-saving trick“ to benefit a „domestic political agenda.“
„We do not need to have lengthy talks with the US now and the denuclearization is already gone out of the negotiation table,“ he said.

08.12.2019 - 10:49 [ LA Times ]

North Korea says it has carried out testing at long-range rocket launch site

The U.N. bans North Korea from launching satellites because it is considered a forbidden test of long-range missile technology.

After repeated failures, North Korea successfully put a satellite into orbit for the first time in 2012 in a launch from the same site. North Korea had another successful satellite launch in 2016.

03.12.2019 - 16:32 [ New York Times ]

114,000 Students in N.Y.C. Are Homeless. These Two Let Us Into Their Lives.

Sherine’s heartbreak reflects that of parents who cared for the 34,000 students sleeping in New York’s homeless shelters last year — enough children to fill a small city.

Sandy stands on her tiptoes and squints across the East River as the N train pulls onto the Manhattan Bridge. She watches the skyline until the train dips underground.

03.10.2019 - 12:39 [ Slate.com ]

Did Bernie Sanders Have a Heart Attack?

Based on the information his campaign has released, this scenario seems to be what happened to Bernie Sanders on Tuesday evening. Without a close look at Sanders’ medical chart, it’s impossible to make a definitive diagnosis, and I have not reviewed the details of his case other than what has been reported to the media by his campaign. But even the scant information we have—that he had stents inserted overnight following an acute cardiac episode—is enough to be able to say: This was very likely a heart attack.

15.09.2019 - 19:16 [ Annie Grayer, on the trail for @CNN covering the 2020 presidential election / Twitter ]

During a town hall in Carson City, Nevada today, a deeply personal moment happened between @BernieSanders and a veteran who has stage four Huntington’s disease and is $139,000 in debt. I was at the event and shared what I saw with @donlemon on @CNNTonight, making my TV debut

(13.09.2019)

27.07.2019 - 13:01 [ Nancy Pelosi, Sprecherin des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

This evening’s Supreme Court ruling allowing @realDonaldTrump to steal military funds to spend on a wasteful, ineffective border wall rejected by Congress is deeply flawed. Our Founders designed a democracy governed by the people — not a monarchy.

27.07.2019 - 02:54 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Oberstes Gericht: Trump darf Pentagon-Geld für Mauer nutzen

Es ist ein zentrales Wahlversprechen Trumps, doch die Mittel für den Bau der Grenzmauer genehmigte der Kongress nicht. Nun gab der Oberste Gerichtshof dem US-Präsidenten recht – er darf Geld aus dem Verteidigungsetat verwenden.

27.07.2019 - 02:33 [ theHill.com ]

Supreme Court rules Trump can use military funds for border wall construction

The ruling allows the administration to use $2.5 billion in military funds to begin construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border while litigation plays out. A lower court had issued an injunction blocking officials from using those funds.

27.07.2019 - 02:30 [ New York Times ]

Supreme Court Lets Trump Proceed on Border Wall

In a 5-to-4 ruling, the court overturned an appellate decision and said that the administration could tap the money while litigation over the matter proceeds. But that will most likely take many months or longer, allowing Mr. Trump to move ahead before the case returns to the Supreme Court after further proceedings in the appeals court.

25.07.2019 - 14:08 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Außenministerin Kang äußert Unterstützung für Führung der USA in Straße von Hormus

Kang kam am Mittwoch in Seoul mit dem Nationalen Sicherheitsberater der USA, John Bolton, zusammen.

Bolton sagte, dass es hier und da in der Welt viele Herausforderungen gebe. Er glaube jedoch, dass Südkorea und die USA eng kooperieren würden.

Kang äußerte Unterstützung dafür, dass die USA die Führung haben und erwähnte die Straße von Hormus.

30.03.2019 - 15:06 [ Mick Jagger / Twitter ]

I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this. I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.

30.03.2019 - 15:05 [ Rolling Stone ]

Rolling Stones Postpone North American Tour as Mick Jagger Gets Medical Treatment

The Rolling Stones have postponed their upcoming North American tour due to Mick Jagger’s need for medical treatment.

“Mick Jagger has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time as he needs medical treatment,” the band’s publicist said in a press release. “The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.