Todays News 9/8/16

  • The US is barring British whistleblower, Craig Murray, from entering the country. Murray blew the whistle on a British torture program. He is not currently wanted by authorities. Murray was set to speak at the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity and Intelligence  conference. [Link] Whistleblower Fyle
  • Congressman Justin Amash writes an op ed asking for a debate on weapon sales to Saudi Arabia. Congressman Amash point to the possible war crimes committed by Saudi Arabia and that 83% of the Yemeni population is in need of assistance for survival. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • In Yemen, Houthis are now recruiting women to fight on their side of the Yemen Civil War. The Houthis are aligned with  ex-Yemeni president Saleh in the North of the country. In the South, Saudi Arabia lead a coalition of gulf oil states aligned with Yemen’s president in exile Hadi. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen
  • An ISIS suicide bomber kills at least 35 in an attack in Tartus, Syria. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • This short video clip gives a nice overview of the South China Sea conflict. Uninhabited islands across the South China Sea are being claimed by various countries that border the sea. Ownership of the islands is important for fish right and possible oil that exists at the bottom of the sea. A large portion of world trade also crosses through the sea. The US has moved several naval ships and bombers into the area. [Link] South China Sea Fyle
  • New findings show that bite mark forensics is junk science. The White House looked into how accurate bite mark analysis is and found, “bite mark analysis does not meet the scientific standards for foundational validity, and is far from meeting such standards.” 25 convictions have been overturned and more are pending. [Link] Police Fyle
  • California State University Los Angeles will now offer racially segregated housing. [Link]
  • A price increase in baby formula in Egypt has led the government to cut back on the amount of formula it is able to distribute. Women in Egypt will now undergo breast exams before receiving formula from the government. [Link]

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