Egyptian journalists attacked by dictator Sisi

This video from the USA says about itself:

Will U.S. Stop “Cozying Up” to Egyptian Regime After Jailing of Journalists?

31 August 2015

In Egypt, Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste were sentenced over the weekend to three years in jail for “spreading false news” that purportedly harmed Egypt following the 2013 military coup. Fahmy and Mohamed were taken into custody on Saturday. Greste remains free in Australia. The three had already spent more than a year in prison before being released on bail earlier this year. We speak with Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous in Cairo and with Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. “The U.S. should stop cozying up to General — now President — Sisi,” Roth says. “He is presiding over the worst crackdown in modern Egypt history.”

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Egyptian media workers slam police attack on journalists’ union

Thursday 5th May 2016

THE International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemned the “outrageous and unacceptable” closure of the Egyptian Journalists’ Syndicate (EJS) headquarters in Cairo yesterday.

Egyptian riot police cordoned off the building and limited access to it yesterday in an escalating confrontation following a raid on the premises and the arrest of two journalists.

Omar Badr and Mahmoud al-Saqa were seized after being accused by the government of a range of offences, including incitement of recent protests against the government’s return of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabian control after almost 70 years.

Hundreds of journalists rallied on the steps outside the union headquarters, chanting: “Journalism is not a crime!” and demanding the dismissal of Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar.

Police severely restricted access, banning non-union members from entry, as well as some residents and workers and tradespeople with business in the surrounding area.

Foreign journalists were allowed entry only after receiving approval from several levels of officers, up to the rank of general.

IFJ president Jim Boumelha said: “The Egyptian government chose to celebrate World Press Freedom Day by attacking a journalists’ union and arresting its members.

“With 45 journalists rounded up to prevent them covering a protest last week, this is no isolated incident. The clampdown on media freedom goes on and on.

“We utterly condemn this grave attack on trade union and media freedom and we stand in solidarity with all our jailed colleagues, with our union and all those who strive for freedom of expression in Egypt,” Mr Boumelha concluded.

Rolling Stones say Trump, stop abusing our music

This music video is called The Rolling StonesStart Me Up – Official Promo.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Stones do not want Trump using their songs

Today, 14:47

Start Me Up? Well, rather not. The Rolling Stones want the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to stop using their hit single from 1981. …

“We have never given permission for the use of our songs and want this to stop immediately,” the band has written to Trump. The band had already complained before about the use of the songs You can’t always get what you want, Brown Sugar and Sympathy for the Devil.

The Rolling Stones are not the first musicians to complain about Trump. Also Adele (Skyfall) and Aerosmith (Dream On), Neil Young and REM were angry that their music was used during campaign meetings. …

Other music Trump regularly puts on his playlist is by Elton John and The Beatles and from the musicals Cats and The Phantom of the Opera.

Incidentally, the question is whether all authors can start something against Trump, if he would still continue to play their music. After complaints from Neil Young and Adele the Trump campaign announced that the required royalties were paid and that they needed no permission at all.

Kent State killing of US peace demonstrators, 1970

This video says about itself:

United States: Kent State Shooting

4 May 2016

In 1970 [on 4 May], the Ohio National Guard killed 4 students at Kent State University during protests against the Vietnam War.

‘Sanders more electable anti-Trump candidate than Hillary Clinton’

This video from the USA says about itself:

Is Sanders the Better Candidate to Defeat Trump?

4 May 2016

Robert McChesney analyses the Indiana primary outcomes and the election trajectory for the candidates and the voters.

The emergence of Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee marks a dangerous watershed for US and world politics. The selection of a fascistic demagogue as the candidate of one of the two major capitalist parties is indisputable proof of the advanced stage of the putrefaction of American democracy. The impending nomination of Trump means that a substantial section of the American ruling class has concluded that the defense of its interests requires massive political repression within the United States and war against competitors and enemies beyond its borders: here.

Why do millennials like Bernie Sanders so much? I love that this is a mystery to Washington. It’s the authenticity, stupid. You can’t fake a 40 year record. This is a generation that grew up in a time when entertainment and media is based on authenticity and not the fakeness of television. Like Diogenes, when millennials went on their pursuit to find the one honest man in politics, it was obvious that man was Bernie Sanders: here.

When 25-year-old Cassandra McWade got in a car accident on a highway in Asheville, North Carolina, on Monday, Ken Shupe drove his tow truck to the scene. But when he saw that McWade, who has disabilities, had Bernie Sanders signs on her Toyota Camry, he decided he wouldn’t help…. Shupe said he initially supported Republican presidential contenders Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee. But now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Shupe is going to support him “110 percent,” he said: here.

Trump and women: here.

Honduran Big Business murders of environmentalists

This video says about itself:

Repression Has Become the Norm in Honduras

4 May 2016

Four men associated with DESA

Desarrollos Energéticos, SA (DESA), the private energy company behind the environmentally controversial Agua Zarca dam

arrested for the murder of Berta Caceres, but Grahame Russell of Rights Action Canada says there are too many serious irregularities with the investigation to trust it.

Black Lives Matter in San Francisco, USA

This video from San Francisco in the USA says about itself:

4 May 2016

Hundreds joined the hunger strikers “Frisco Five” in a march to City Hall, where they were hoping to speak with the mayor.

This video from the USA says about itself:

#BLM [Black Lives Matter] Take Protest to San Francisco City Hall

4 May 2016

The ‘Frisco Five’ hunger strikers and their supporters overran San Francisco’s City Hall, to demand the resignation of the city’s Chief of Police Gregory P. Suhr.

Trump wins Republican primary, Cruz gives up

This video from the USA says about itself:

3 May 2016

After his loss in the Indiana primary, Ted Cruz is bowing out of the 2016 race. It has become mathematically impossible for him to win, and now Donald Trump will be the nominee. Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, and Jimmy Dore, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Down Goes Ted Cruz!

This 3 May 2016 video from the USA says about itself:

Republicans Will Nominate National Embarrassment Donald Trump

Donald Trump Just Won Indiana — And The Republican Nomination: here.

Billionaire Donald Trump and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won the Republican and Democratic primaries in Indiana Tuesday. The Trump victory was particularly significant, since it effectively clinches the Republican nomination for a fascistic candidate who has campaigned on a program of racist attacks on immigrants and Muslims, extreme nationalism and militarism, including supporting torture and mass killing of civilians: here.

Ted Cruz Accidentally Punches And Elbows His Wife In The Face After Dropping Out. The clumsy blows followed Cruz’ announcement: here.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Glenn Beck Keeps Saying God Chose Ted Cruz

3 May 2016

If you ever wanted a reason to NOT vote for Ted Cruz, you have only to…well, look at him yeah, but listen to him. And listen to his supporters, who are as vile in their own way as Trump’s. Look at Glenn Beck, who says in no uncertain terms that Cruz has been sent by his God to rule over us…

Read more here.

John Kasich To Drop Out Of 2016 Republican Presidential Race: Reports. And then there was one: here.