By Janet Reitman The New York Times Tues., Nov. 6, 2018 The first indication to Lt. Dan Stout that law enforcement’s handling of white supremacy was broken came in September 2017, as he was sitting in an emergency-operations centre in Gainesville, Fla., preparing for the onslaught of Hurricane Irma and watching what felt like his thousandth YouTube video of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va. Jesus Christ, he thought, studying the footage in which crowds of angry men, who had gathered to attend or protest the Unite the Right rally, set upon one another with sticks and flagpole spears and flame throwers and God knows what else. A black man held an aerosol can, igniting the spray, and in retaliation, a white man picked up his gun, pointed it toward the black man and fired it at the ground. The Virginia state troopers, inexplicably, stood by and watched. Stout fixated on this image, wondering what kind of organizational failure had led to the debacle. He had … [Read more...] about How U.S. law enforcement failed to see the threat of white nationalism
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Welcome to The Myanmar Times ongoing analysis of Myanmar's highly-anticipated election. We've set up an Election Parties page – a handy "cheat-sheet" of sorts – to help you keep track of major parties, as well as an Election Voices page, where you can find conversations with candidates and electoral experts, and comments from you, our readers. We've also been covering the results as they develop live over on our Election Live Blog – check it out! To get involved in the conversation, send us a message at Facebook.com/TheMyanmarTimes, Tweet us @TheMyanmarTimes using the hashtag #MyanmarElection or send us an email at [email protected], Subject: "People's Pundit" and have your voice heard! Final Pyithu and Amyotha Hlttaw results, as of the final UEC results announcement November 22 For more information, including full party tallies, check out our election live blog, and to see results for the Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws … [Read more...] about Election 2015
MAURO GIA SAMONTE I CAN’T as yet get over the Melo Acuña-hosted “Tapatan sa Aristocrat” three Mondays or so ago. Inasmuch as there is not much space to accommodate in just one column or two the vast array of topics discussed, here’s to Golez’s one more lying. He sought to debunk the contention of former ISAFP Chief Victor Corpuz that the Manila Trench, which reportedly is 5,000 feet deep in the South China Sea, can provide a safe haven for US nuclear submarines whence to launch nuclear missile attacks against the Chinese east coast where most of China’s population and industries are concentrated. “I am a graduate of Annapolis,” said Golez, declaring that fact as his credentials for knowing whereof he spoke. Annapolis is the popular name of the United States Naval Academy. Golez considers it baloney to say the US must come close to as near as 1000 kilometers to the Chinese east coast to launch nuclear missile attacks against China. … [Read more...] about Golez, the gall!
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, wearing a military uniform, gestures as he attends the 67th anniversary of the First Scout Ranger regiment in San Miguel town, Bulacan province, north of Manila, Philippines Nov 24, 2017. (Reuters photo) MANILA: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is not an autocrat and is taking seriously a report by the US intelligence community that names the firebrand leader among the threats to democracy in Southeast Asia, his spokesman said on Wednesday. The report, produced by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, places Duterte alongside Cambodia's Hun Sen, the Rohingya crisis and Thailand's military-backed constitution as impediments to democracy. "We view this declaration from no less than the intelligence department of the United States with some concern," presidential spokesman Harry Roque told DZMM radio. Democracy and human rights in many Southeast Asian nations will remain fragile in 2018 because of autocratic tendencies, … [Read more...] about Philippines ‘concerned’ as US tags Duterte a threat to democracy
Duterte spokesman says US report ‘myopic, speculative’ MANILA - Malacañang on Wednesday slammed a United States intelligence community report which branded President Rodrigo Duterte as a threat to democracy and human rights in Southeast Asia. US intel brands Duterte a threat to democracy; PH eyes assessment 'very seriously' Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the World Threat Assessment, which identified Duterte, ruling Thai officials and Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen as among regional leaders who threaten democracy and human rights, “is myopic and speculative at best.” READ: Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community "For one, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is no autocrat or has autocratic tendencies. He adheres to the rule of law and remains loyal to the Constitution. An autocracy is not prevalent, as they would like everyone to believe,” Roque said in a statement. “Our media are still able to broadcast and … [Read more...] about Palace: Duterte is no autocrat