A 44-year-old man who sold poultry at a farmers market in south-western Sichuan province’s Zigong city was diagnosed with H7N9, China News Service reported. Local authorities announced a one-month halt to poultry markets in the city’s Ziliujing district from midnight on Monday.Separately, a 74-year old man who had visited poultry markets in Shandong province’s Binzhou city was also diagnosed with H7N9, China Central Television reported. Binzhou authorities will temporarily halt poultry markets in three of its districts.
Source: Two Chinese cities close poultry markets after H7N9 bird flu infection, East Asia News & Top Stories – The Straits Times
Jean Carlos Jiménez-Joseph. Jean died at the age of 27 at the Stewart Detention Center, after 19 days in a form of solitary confinement. According to ICE’s Segregation Directive, immigrants should not be held in solitary confinement for more than 14 days. But as the Trump administration curtails the enforcement of ICE’s National Standards, we are bound to see more people fall victim to inhumane detention conditions.On the morning of Jean’s final day on this earth, a volunteer with El Refugio tried to visit him. The volunteer was denied the ability to visit him. That evening, Jean was found unconscious in his cell, and ICE reported the death to be self-inflicted.“This is absolutely shameful and heartbreaking,” said Christina Fialho, an attorney and the co-executive director of CIVIC. “Visitation is empowering, healing, and socially transformative. Receiving a visit while in immigration detention can make a huge difference for a human being who is isolated from the outside world. Our hearts go out to all who loved Jean.”
Source: In Memory of Jean Carlos Jiménez-Joseph – IMM Print – Medium
This would be a remarkable position for someone long affiliated with Richard Mack’s extremist Patriot organization, the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, to hold. Among the core tenets of CSPOA dogma is the far-right “constitutionalist” belief that sheriffs represent the highest law of the land, and are capable of overturning or ignoring federal laws within their own jurisdictions. Moreover, Clarke’s history of incendiary remarks includes his advocacy of “a second American revolution.”
Source: With DHS Position, Clarke Would Be the First ‘Patriot’ Leader to Hold a Federal Post | Southern Poverty Law Center
They are thirsty to return to the glory days of a pure, white European country that never was and never will be in the Middle East.
Source: Israel’s nation-state bill threatens the mother tongue of Mizrahi Jews | +972 Magazine
it’s hard to think about anything outside of Trump and Russia these days, but while we’re all refreshing Twitter every two minutes, women’s rights are being rolled back across the country. At the end of June, four health clinics in Iowa will shut down because of legislation defunding Planned Parenthood. At the same time, Texas is seeking federal funding to do the same and the DNC chair is meeting with anti-choice groups in the spirit of doing away with a litmus test on women’s rights.When even those who are supposed to be on our side are willing to throw women’s autonomy and human rights under the bus, we’re in bad shape.So yes, watch the news obsessively and plan those impeachment parties. But don’t forget about what’s at stake in the meantime.
Source: As the Russia story explodes, women’s rights continue to be rolled back | Jessica Valenti | World news | The Guardian
This week, sources inside the FBI revealed that Director Comey wrote a detailed report after a February 14th meeting with Trump. During that meeting, Comey says Trump asked others in the Oval Office to leave, including Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. When they were alone, Comey reports that Trump asked him to drop the investigation of Michael Flynn’s interactions with Russians.That’s textbook obstruction of justice.
Source: Comparisons to Watergate Are Not Far Off Point | La Prensa San Diego