The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman took place on the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, United States. Martin was a 17-year-old African American high school student. George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old multi-racial Hispanic American,was the neighborhood watch coordinator for the gated community where Martin was temporarily staying and where the shooting took place.Zimmerman was tried for second-degree murder and manslaughter and found not guilty on Saturday, July 13, 2013.
Statements given by Zimmerman have indicated that on the night of the shooting Zimmerman was in his vehicle on a personal errand when he noticed Martin walking beyond the gated fence inside the community. Statements read that Zimmerman then called the Sanford Police Department to report Martin’s actions as suspicious, saying “This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about” and “looking at all the houses”, although according to a police report, there was “no indication that Trayvon Martin was involved in any criminal activity at the time of the encounter”.While still on the phone with the police dispatcher, Zimmerman exited his vehicle, and after concluding his telephone call with police, was involved in a violent encounter with Martin. The encounter ended with Zimmerman fatally shooting Martin once in the heart at close range.
It has been decided: black life isn’t worth shit. Let’s not ask for justice: let’s make it happen ourselves.
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Garment workers shout slogans as they block a street during a protest to demand wage hike
At least 22 people, including two TV cameramen, were injured as readymade garment (RMG) workers clashed with police in Board Bazar area of Gazipur Sadar upazila on Monday, reports UNB.
Police sources and workers said a group of RMG workers of Unigears factory had been demonstrating for several days demanding that attendance incentive and tiffin bill be included in their wages.
The workers took to the streets and blocked the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway for one and a half hours in the morning as the authorities announced the factory closed from Monday not accepting their demands.
On information, a team of industrial police rushed in and baton-charged, forcing the workers to move off the highway.
Later, the workers threw brick chips targetting police, triggering a clash and a chase and counter-chase.
Later, police fired several rounds of teargas canisters, leaving 20 people injured.
Two cameramen of GTV and Independent TV were also injured in a police action while filming video footage of the incident.
Production at 15 Gazipur RMG units halted
Production at 15 readymade garment factories in Gazipur on the outskirts of the capital was suspended for Saturday following a clash between workers and police.
At least 50 people including 12 cops were injured during the clash, reported our Gazipur correspondent.
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Τρεις σωφρονιστικοί υπάλληλοι και δυο κρατούμενοι σκοτώθηκαν κατά τη διάρκεια μεγάλης εξέγερσης σε φυλακές στη Σουμάτρα στην Ινδονήσια.
Περισσότεροι από εκατό κρατούμενοι κατάφεραν να αποδράσουν. Όλα ξεκίνησαν όταν οι κρατούμενοι έβαλαν φωτιά στις εγκαταστάσεις του σωφρονιστικού ιδρύματος. Αντέδρασαν με αυτό τον τρόπο σε διακοπή ρεύματος που είχε θέσει εκτός λειτουργία τις αντλίες παροχής νερού.
49η μέρα στους δρόμους. Μια κατάσταση ταραχών που γίνονται πια μέρος της καθημερινότητας, μια καθημερινότητας ολοένα και πιο πολεμικής. Χθες οι φασίστες επιτέθηκαν ξανά σε διαδηλωτές με μαχαίρια, κάποιοι μαγαζάτορες χρησιμοποίησαν ρόπαλα και κυνήγησαν δημοσιογράφους. Δακρυγόνα, ρίψεις νερού και ο κόσμος στο δρόμο να επιμένεια και στις πλατείες στα “φόρουμς” να συζητά.
Αναδημοσιεύουμε από το postvirtual το post: Repression & Resistance, το οποίο πέραν του να περιγράφει την κατάσταση, αποδίδει και το κλίμα πολέμου που επικρατεί (η έμφαση σε ορισμένα σημεία δική μας):
For the past week, both the repression and the resistance are gaining steam again. On Monday, eight members of Taksim Solidarity were arrested on trumped up charges including the founding of an illegal organization with the ‘intent to commit crimes’. Other members were charged with the possession of suspicious materials, such as gas masks. Police raids were performed throughout Istanbul. Our own primary cove got raided twice in the aftermath of the Gezi occupation.
On Wednesday, fifty Occupy Gezi detainees started a hunger strike to protest against the witch hunt. Amnesty International and human rights organization IHD called for the immediate release of all peaceful protesters and for the government to protect the freedom of expression and demonstration. Pending trial, the Taksim Solidarity members were released on Thursday.
Four members of the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) were arrested on Monday as well. The Union played a vital role in spearheading the occupation of Gezi Park by starting the lawsuit which finally canceled the redevelopment project of Taksim. The Union is important in Turkish daily life because it can grant final approval to certain urban planning projects. On Wednesday, the government launched an offensive against them by rushing through a midnight bill, which cancels the Union’s privileges and takes away an important part of its income.
Fans of Istanbul Utd support TMMOB protest. Via @rfatmete
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