Archive | October 20, 2016

ISIS Shoots down U.S. Aircraft in North-eastern Syria*

ISIS Shoots down U.S. Aircraft in North-eastern Syria*

 

By Zen Adra

ISIS militants have reportedly shot down a U.S. A-10 Thunderbolt jet aircraft in Markadah town, located nearly 100 km to the south of Al-Hasakah.

According to the group’s social media account, Aamaq Agency, US fighter jets pounded the wreckage of the plane where it was downed.

The fate of the pilot is still unknown.

The United States is helping the Kurdish militia in northern Syria fight the terror organization.

In neighboring Iraq, U.S. forces are taking part along with Iraqi Army and paramilitary fighters in the battle to oust ISIS outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

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U.S. Kill More Civilians in Syria*

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Cats on a Hot Tinned Roof in Egypt*

Cats on a Hot Tinned Roof in Egypt*

Photo shows large numbers of protesters in the Egyptian city of Port Said

Photo shows large numbers of protesters in the Egyptian city of Port Said

Large numbers of people took to the streets of Egypt on Tuesday evening to protest against the rising cost of housing in the country.

The demonstrations took place in the north-eastern city of Port Said, with reports that thousands of people took part.

The rising cost of housing prices was the main issue driving the demonstration, with protestors reportedly chanting “house us or kill us”.

There are also reports that Egyptians were calling for the removal of the mayor as well as the military more widely.

Local news sites reported a recent increase in rent prices from 7000 Egyptian Pounds ($788) to 47,000 ($5,292).

Videos have emerged on social media showing large masses of Egyptians blocking the main streets of Port Said chanting “we want our rights” and calling for Sisi’s resignation.

 

The protest comes amid calls for mass protests on 11 November to counter the current political system and the economic and social hardships Egyptians are facing.

Egyptian secret services have reportedly warned the Egyptian President not to take any “harsh decisions” that could further inflame the country before 11 November.

Having met with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) earlier this week, Egyptian Finance Minister Amr al-Garhy said the country would be getting an additional $6 billion in bilateral funding needed to secure a $12 billion IMF loan within a week or two. Sisi has already warned that Egyptians will face challenges – including the prospect of further price hikes and subsidy cuts – in order to secure this necessary funding for the country.

The hashtags #PortSaid and #PortSaidRises were trending in Arabic in Egypt on Tuesday night.

Many social media users referred to the protests as the beginning of another revolution for the country, which has been riven by strife since popular protests toppled longtime president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

A lack of economic growth and price rises have been an issue at the forefront of Egyptian life in recent months – many have been expressing frustration and anger at the current government, with several videos voicing these opinions going viral in the past week.

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Related Topics:

Egypt to Begin $10B Privatization Plan with Oil Firms*

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Israel Conducted Drone Raids in Egypt’s Sinai*

U.S. Withdraws Troops from Sinai, Warns of Coming Egyptian Coup*

Thousands of Voters Get Back the Right to Vote in Ohio*

Thousands of Voters Get Back the Right to Vote in Ohio*

Let’s hope they’re the live ones!

By Kate Wheeling

 

On Wednesday night, a United States District Court judge ruled against Secretary of State Jon Husted and the unlawful purge of Ohioans from voter registration rolls.

As Pacific Standard reported last month, eligible Ohio voters were unknowingly removed from state rolls by a process meant to remove deceased residents or those who moved across county or state lines. Husted’s office had been operating under the assumption that a failure to vote indicated that voters had moved. The A. Phillip Randolph Institute, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Ohio Democratic Party argued in their lawsuit against his office that removing Ohioans from rolls for not voting violated the National Voter Registration Act.

Judge George C. Smith originally ruled in favor of Husted’s office, but the ACLU appealed and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit kicked the case back down to him. Yesterday, Smith directed Husted’s office to add at least 15 percent more provisional ballots at polling stations across the state than were available in previous elections, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Husted has voluntarily agreed to provide 20 percent more.

The ACLU has projected that tens of thousands of unregistered, eligible voters could show up to the polls to cast provisional votes, based on a sample from 20 counties of the number of Ohioans who showed up to cast ballots in previous elections and were denied because they had been purged. The directive will allow those voters whose registrations were illegally cancelled to cast their vote—as long as they still live in the county where they were originally registered.

But it’s only a temporary solution, according to Freda Levenson, legal director at the ACLU of Ohio.

“This is the relief for this election. There still remains the issue of a permanent solution to this situation,” she says.

“We have a way for their votes to be counted if they appear at the polls to vote, but they’ll just be voting provisionally. To vote provisionally, it’s a very good temporary solution to the problem, but the best and permanent solution would be to reinstate wrongfully purged voters to the rolls.”

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Vote All You Want, the Secret Government Won’t Change*

Georgia is Using an Error-Riddled Database to Reject Thousands of Voter Registrations*

A Fed Set-up: Biggest Mass Shooting in Chicago Since 2014*

A Fed Set-up: Biggest Mass Shooting in Chicago Since 2014*

Violence in Chicago spiked over the weekend as, according to the Chicago Tribune, the city recorded its largest mass shooting since 2014.  In total, 8 people were murdered in just this past weekend and another 40 were wounded.  In total, 605 people have been murdered in Chicago so far in 2016, a staggering 45% increase versus last year, while 3,475 people have been shot versus only 2,441 a year ago

A single attack Friday night in East Garfield Park killed one man and left six others wounded, according to police. The people were standing together in the 3300 block of West Maypole Street when someone opened fire from a black vehicle, police said.

An attack of that scale has not occurred in Chicago since 2014, when seven people — including several young teens — were shot in Lawndale.

The Maypole shooting capped off an exceptionally deadly night on the West Side. Less than a half-hour before, two men were fatally shot in a South Austin drive-by, police said. About an hour before that, an 18-year-old man was killed in West Garfield Park

But shootings occurred in nearly every corner of Chicago over the weekend, from a fatal attack in West Rogers Park to a shooting in Morgan Park near the southern border.

A man was shot Sunday afternoon near the 95th Street Red Line CTA station, where he ran after being hit in the shoulder.

Overall, six people were killed and 14 were wounded from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning; from Saturday morning to Sunday morning, one person was killed and 17 were wounded; and from Sunday to just past midnight Monday, one person was killed and at least nine others were wounded.

Many people have attributed the rise in Chicago violence to the co-called “Ferguson Effect” in which criminals lash out against what they view as a “de-legitamized” police force while the police retreat from actually enforcing the law out of fear of inciting the next major riot.  In fact, below is the perfect example of a female police officer in Chicago that was recently hospitalized after being “severely beaten” by a violent criminal.  In subsequent interviews, the female cop said she was afraid to use lethal force primarily because of the national backlash she may have faced as a result.  The encounter happened on Chicago’s violent West Side when cops responded to a car accident.  The attacker, apparently under the influence of drugs, launched a brutal attack against responding officers that resulted in three cops being hospitalized.  Per ABC:

“She thought she was going to die. She knew that she should shoot this guy, but she chose not to, because she didn’t want her family or the department to have to go through the scrutiny the next day on national news,” Supt. Johnson said.

“It is terrible. It is total disregard for law enforcement. They put their lives forward every day for us and to see somebody do this, to pummel the police officer is terrible. It is a terrible thing,” business owner Louie Rainone said.

As a quick recap on Chicago’s surge in violent crime, below are some stats from HeyJackass!.

First, YTD homicides in Chicago are up a staggering 45% year-over-year at 605 vs. only 417 at this same time last year.

That run-rate of homicides puts the city on pace for around 700 for the full year of 2016 which would be the highest level recorded since the mid-90s.

Meanwhile, 95% of the violent crime in Chicago claimed minority victims and 96% of the identified assailants were also minorities.

Finally, the overwhelming majority of the violent crime continues to come from Chicago’s South and West Side neighborhoods.

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Police Now Illegally Seize More Money than the Criminals*