Seven Arrested and One Shot After Protesters Defy Ferguson Curfew

The first, rainy night of Ferguson, Missouri’s state-imposed curfew was not without problems.

http://abcnews.go.com/topics/news/us/ferguson-missouri.htm

About a half hour after the midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew began, police in riot gear confronted a group of protesters who were chanting, “We are Mike Brown! We have the right to assemble peacefully!” Officers used armored vehicles and tear gas on the crowd, despite Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ronald Johnson’s earlier pledge not to do so.

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IS could come to streets of Britain, warns Cameron

But the Conservative Party leader said he did not think British troops should be deployed in Iraq, and that he would consider working with Iran to combat the jihadist threat.Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Cameron warned that the West faces a “generational struggle”.”If we do not act to stem the onslaught of this exceptionally dangerous terrorist movement, it will only grow stronger until it can target us on the streets of Britain,” he said.

“I agree that we should avoid sending armies to fight or occupy, but we need to recognise that the brighter future we long for requires a long-term plan.”Cameron argued that security could only be achieved “if we use all our resources — aid, diplomacy, our military prowess.”He also said Britain needed to work with countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Egypt, Turkey “and perhaps even with Iran”.A high-ranking Anglican bishop on Sunday slammed Cameron´s Middle East policy in a letter that had the backing of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.”We do not seem to have a coherent or comprehensive approach to Islamic extremism as it is developing across the globe,” the bishop of Leeds, Nicholas Baines, wrote in the letter, sent to the Observer newspaper.Defence Minister Michael Fallon said on Saturday that Britain would keep up its surveillance flights over northern Iraq to try to stop more minority groups coming under jihadist attack.Britain deployed Tornado fighter jets to Akrotiri earlier this month, which will now be joined by the Royal Air Force´s most modern surveillance aircraft, the Boeing RC-135 Rivet Joint.Kurdish forces backed by US warplanes battled on Saturday to retake Iraq´s largest dam from jihadist fighters, a day after militants carried out a “massacre” of dozens of villagers.Two months of violence have brought Iraq to the brink of breakup, and world powers relieved by the exit of long-time premier Nuri al-Maliki were sending aid to the displaced and arms to the Kurds. Kurdish forces attacked the Islamic State (IS) fighters who wrested the Mosul dam from them a week earlier, a general told AFP.

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Europe is on brink of war

A Polish radio station Radio Onet reported on further developments in the Russian-Ukrainian war in the report “Polish MEP: Putin wants to restore Soviet Union, we are on brink of war”:

– Putin’s lying, and Europe is on the brink of war, says Polish MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski. He also accused the Moscow that Kremlin violates international law. The aim of all these actions is, in accordance with the Russian policy, restoration of the Soviet Union.

Vladimir Putin is lying, says MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski from the party Civic Platform. Today in Crimea Russian leader said in particular that the Russian Federation does not preclude unilateral withdrawal from international treaties, the same – as Putin believes – did the United States.

A guest of Radio Onet reminded that Russia is violating the law. Russia violates the international law, as it did during its invasion of Crimea, violates the Budapest Memorandum and recently violated the agreement on arms limitation, said Saryusz-Wolski. MEP believes that at the moment we are on the brink of war in Europe. Invasion of eastern Ukraine, which is the de facto occupation of Lugansk, Donetsk and Donbass regions – it is a local war – said the MEP.

According to him, Putin wants to restore the Soviet Union – it is his main goal. Putin hopes that the West is much less willing to bear hardships, believes the West as spineless, and sometimes even cowardly and wants to extort further concessions. And now he conducts the militarization of Russian society, says Jacek Saryusz-Wolski.

Vladimir Putin arrived yesterday in Crimea. This is his second trip to the peninsula after the annexation”.

Meanwhile, the United States Mission to the OSCE issued a statement in connection with the continued aggressive actions of Russia, threatening with a full-scale war.

A statement was made by the Charge d’Affaires Gary Robbins at a special meeting of the Permanent Council in Vienna. The statement, in particular, points to the continuing violations of the Russian Federation, OSCE principles and commitments and the situation in Ukraine

“The United States continues to condemn strongly Russia’s destabilizing actions and ongoing support for armed separatists in eastern Ukraine as well as its continued occupation of Crimea”, said Robbins. The full statement can be read at this link.

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Moscow sends troops from Chechnya and Dagestan to Ukraine, and recruits ‘volunteers’ to go… to Cuba

KC sources reported that on Thursday morning, a large column of Russian troops arrived from Dagestan to outskirts of the Chechen town of Gudermes. The convoy had more than 100 pieces of military equipment – tanks, armored personnel carriers, trucks etc..

It stayed in Gudermes until evening. During the day, more military equipment arrived and joined the convoy. At dusk, it moved to Khankala.

It is to be recalled that in recent weeks, trains with military equipment and troops have been departing regularly from the area of a major military base of the Russian troops in Khankala. All the trains are sent to the same destination – to Ukraine.

According to KC sources, the military convoy remained in Khankala till early Friday morning when it was loaded on railway platforms. Local sources confirmed that the new echelon is formed to be sent to Ukraine.

Earlier, the same route had been used to transfer Kadyrov’s minions to the borders of Ukraine.

KC sources gave another interesting information. In the last few days, there is an interesting discussions among Kadyrov’s minions on the subject of recruiting “volunteers” for Cuba. It is learned that military recruitment stations in Chechnya have launched a secret recruitment campaign for those who would agree for a “volunteer” service in Cuba. Further details are not yet known.

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Russian terrorists of Chechen origin beg for return to Russia

Ukrainian command reports that gangs of Kadyrov’s minions begged Ukrainian antiterrorist forces to give them the opportunity to leave for Russia.

This was stated by a representative of Ukrainian antiterrorists.

“A representatives of so-called Kadyrovites got in touch with the command of Ukrainuan antiterrorist forces through open communication channels. They are begging for negotiations on their return to the Russian Federation”, said the statement.

It is to be recalled that according to Kavkaz Center sources, quite a lot of Kadyrovites’ dead bodies, eliminated during the fightings in Ukraine, have been recently brought back to Chechnya. The corpses are buried without public ceremonies. Kadyrov demanded not to disclose anything on coffins delivered from Ukraine.

It is to be recalled that, according to KC sources, a train with Kadyrov’s thugs left on July 30 from the Russian military base of Khankala in Chechnya. The minions were sent to Ukraine to take part in hostilities.

In the morning of Thursday July 31, convoys of armoured vehicles moved from a foothill near the village of Shali (there is a large tank unit there) to Khankala. Local sources reported that armoured vehicles were also be sent to Ukraine.

On August 7, a large column of Russian troops arrived from Dagestan to the outskirts of the Chechen town of Gudermes. The convoy had more than 100 pieces of military equipment – tanks, armored personnel carriers, trucks etc..

It stayed in Gudermes until evening. During the day, more military equipment arrived and joined the convoy. At dusk, it moved to Khankala.

It was earlier reported about trainloads of armored vehicles from Khankala being sent to Ukraine. According to Russian military officers and Kadyrovites, Russia has been preparing for a large war against the NATO.

KC sources reported another interesting news. During the last few days, there are discussions among Kadyrov’s minions on the subject of recruiting “volunteers” for Cuba. It is learned that military recruitment stations in Chechnya have launched a secret recruitment campaign for those who would agree for a “volunteer” service in Cuba. Further details are not yet known.

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Pakistan opposition leader calls for tax boycott in anti-government protest

Leading opposition politician Imran Khan urged Pakistanis on Sunday not to pay taxes or utility bills as a protest against the government and vowed to force the country’s “corrupt” prime minister to step down this week.”After two days … your time is up,” Khan shouted to thousands of supporters at a rally in central Islamabad. Police estimated on Sunday that around 55,000 people have occupied two streets in the center of the Pakistani capital as part of separate protests led by Khan and cleric Tahir ul-Qadri.Both men say they will stay in the streets until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whom they condemn as corrupt, resigns. Qadri gave him a 48-hour ultimatum on Saturday night.Sharif’s landslide election win marked the first democratic transfer of power in the history of the nuclear-armed nation of 180 million people. But barely a year after taking power, hehas struggled to overcome daily power cuts, a sluggish economy and a Taliban insurgency. Anti-Western militant groups have been growing in strength, worrying Pakistan’s allies. Khan, a former international cricket star, did not repeat a call for protesters to march on parliament, saying he did not want to provoke violence. “We will go for civil disobedience and will not pay taxes or utility bills till the time Nawaz Sharif resigns,” he said.Less than one percent of Pakistanis pay income tax, and the last time Pakistan prosecuted someone for income tax evasion was more than 25 years ago. Khan alternated between urging his supporters to protest peacefully and warning authorities he might not be able to control them.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/17/us-pakistan-protests-idUSKBN0GH02W20140817

http://www.fecima.com/2014081779588/news/worldwide-economic-news/pakistan-opposition-leader-calls-for-tax-boycott-in-anti-government-protest.html

http://humanitariannews.org/20140817/pakistan-opposition-leader-calls-tax-boycott-anti-government-protest

http://www.news.nom.co/pakistan-opposition-leader-calls-11506699-news/

Ferguson’s Rep. Lacy Clay Voted Against Amendment to Limit Military Surplus Transfers to Local Cops, Just Two Months Ago

In June, the House of Representatives voted on a series of amendments to H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act. Among the amendments was one by Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) which would’ve prohibited funds from being used to transfer certain kinds of military surplus to local police departments. The amendment failed by a wide margin, with only 62 votes for and 355 against.Among those voting against this bill, which would slow down the militarization of America’s police forces, was Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), whose district includes Ferguson, Missouri, where many Americans have gotten their first glimpse of America’s militarized police in action.I rise today to address a growing problem throughout our country, which is the militarization of local law enforcement agencies. The New York Times recently reported that police departments have received thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment and hundreds of silencers, armored cars, and aircraft directly from the Department of Defense. These are military weapons. I think this is appalling. That is why my amendment would prohibit the Department of Defense from gifting excess equipment, such as aircraft–including drones–armored vehicles, grenade launchers, silencers, and bombs to local police departments. Those weapons have no place in our streets, regardless of who may be deploying them. As The New York Times article “War Gear Flows to Police Departments” explains:Police SWAT teams are now deployed tens of thousands of times each year, increasingly for routine jobs. Masked, heavily armed police officers in Louisiana raided a nightclub in 2006 as part of a liquor inspection. In Florida in 2010, officers in SWAT gear and with guns drawn carried out raids on barbershops that mostly led only to charges of “barbering without a license.”

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