Police terror in Milwaukee

first_imgProtest at Red Arrow park in MilwaukeeAug. 22 demands justice for victims of police terror.Photo: Bryan G. PfeiferDontre Hamilton was sleeping in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee on April 30. Moments later he lay on the ground dead, shot at least 14 times by a Milwaukee cop.Family spokesperson Nathaniel Hamilton, Dontre’s brother, says that before the cop that killed Dontre arrived on the scene, two police officers had previously been called to “check” on him. They surveyed the park and moved on.The officer that killed Hamilton claims he received a voice mail that stated a man was sleeping in the park and that he hadn’t received any information from the other two cops. According to eyewitnesses, this cop attempted to awaken Hamilton with his baton. Hamilton grabbed the baton and defended himself and, during the scuffle, the cop drew his gun and shot Hamilton 14 times.The family is demanding that the killer cop be charged with homicide. Protests continue to demand justice for Hamilton and the numerous victims of police killings and vigilantes in Wisconsin and nationwide.More than four months after the incident, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn still refuses to release the name of the cop that killed Hamilton. No charges have been filed.The Milwaukee County district attorney’s office, led by John Chisholm, is still sitting on a report they received Aug. 8 from the Wisconsin Department of Justice—Division of Criminal Investigation. A new state law requires reports of investigations into deaths in police custody to be publicly released if criminal charges are not filed against the officers involved.Fighting police terrorSimilar to Ferguson, Mo., where a cop murdered 18-year-old Michael Brown, Milwaukee is a city where Black and Brown communities are confronting brutal austerity pushed by the banks and corporations and their servants, the racist police and politicians.Just as in Ferguson, mass protests have erupted in Milwaukee to demand an end to police terror and the semi-apartheid conditions of oppressed communities there. Press conferences, packing of community meetings and more have also taken place. These follow similar protest activities after the police killing of Derek Williams and the vigilante killings of Corey Stingley in West Allis, Wis., and Bo Morrison in West Bend, Wis.Angela Walker, a community organizer who is running as an independent socialist against Sheriff David Clarke in the Nov. 4 election, said: “We know that mass incarceration is the ‘New Jim Crow’ and Sheriff Clarke’s tactics have cemented Milwaukee’s place in that system. Wisconsin is the worst place in the country to raise a Black child and leads the nation in incarcerating Brown and Black people. I believe that it’s time to rethink criminal justice. It’s time we look at the impact poverty and harsh punitive measures have on crime rates, and advocate for policy changes that will increase opportunity for everyone in our community.”There is growing resistance and solidarity, especially between Black and Brown youth/students in Milwaukee, with support from poor and working-class whites.The next major protest will be on Sept. 26 at Milwaukee Area Technical College outside the S-Building across from the Municipal Court.The organizers of the “End Police Brutality, Mass Deportations, and Mass Incarcerations” protest state: “Join us as we unite as one commUNITY against the Police state here in Milwaukee, and in the United States of America. We all deserve the right to live a life without fear of the police or anyone else harming, separating or killing our families.” (tinyurl.com/p9mj5vb)Call Chisholm’s office to demand the release of the name of the killer cop of Dontre Hamilton and that the cop be charged: 414-278-4646 and/or email: [email protected] For ongoing updates and information about protests against police terror and occupation in Wisconsin: www.wibailoutpeople.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Justice for Freddie Grey! Baltimore FIST says No to police terror!

first_imgHundreds protest on April 21 in the neighborhood where Freddie Grey was killed by police.WW photo: Colleen DavidsonThe following statement on the police killing of Freddie Grey was issued April 21 by Baltimore FIST — Fight Imperialism, Stand Together — a revolutionary youth group dedicated to fighting police terror and capitalism.On April 12, a 25-year-old Black man was harassed and eventually killed by the Baltimore City Police Department. His name was Freddie Grey, and although the exact details of his death remain unclear, what happened to him is no mystery. The circumstances surrounding his death are especially appalling and illustrate the brutal, racist nature of the police under capitalism.Cell phone video from a nearby witness clearly shows Grey laying on the sidewalk, screaming in pain while three police officers drag him to his feet and into a police van.The woman recording the video is heard exclaiming that Grey’s leg looks broken. In addition, his head is hanging, not in a natural position. The police show no concern for his well-being, and it has been reported that he was additionally restrained inside the van.After Grey was in the van, there are conflicting accounts of what happened next. Originally it was claimed that he was taken to the Western District police station before an ambulance was called for him. Later, the police claimed that they took him straight to a hospital.Regardless of the exact timeline of events, Grey’s lawyer reported that by the time Grey was in the hospital, three of his vertebrae were broken and his spine was 80 percent severed.The Baltimore Police Department inflicted these obscene wounds, which caused Grey to fall into a coma soon after the incident. On April 19, Freddie Grey was dead.FIST is in the streets fighting for justiceOn the day before he died, protests were held at the Western District police station to demand accountability for what at the time was a case of brutal police assault but not yet murder. Grey’s death on April 19 only raised the level of anger in the community, and hundreds of people took to the streets of Baltimore to protest yet another death at the hands of the police. Since then, protests have not stopped, and they are expected to continue.Grey’s murder represents another case in a long line of racist police terror and occupation in Baltimore City and beyond. The police in the United States trace their roots directly to the era of slavery. The ancestors of police departments were the men who would hunt down enslaved Black people who had escaped to freedom and return them to brutal exploitation.The modern police forces that exist now came about with the development of capitalism and have existed solely as a means of oppression. At all points, they have been an instrument of class rule, used by the exploiters to repress workers and oppressed peoples.We in FIST stand firmly in solidarity with Freddie Grey and all victims of police brutality. In Baltimore, FIST will be in the streets fighting for justice for Freddie Grey and demanding that the murderers who killed him be brought to justice. In conjunction with other groups, we are also raising the demand that the police be placed under direct, democratic community control as a first step toward their eventual disarmament and abolition.Black lives matter! End police terror! Justice for Freddie Grey!— Baltimore FISTFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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La atrocidad en Charleston: “Que este trauma impulse la lucha por la Liberación Negra’

first_imgCuando nueve personas indefensas son asesinadas en una iglesia, eso no es un “tiroteo”, es una masacre. Cuando un hombre blanco de 21 años de edad que lleva insignias de odio racista en su chaqueta, entra en una iglesia y asesina nueve personas negras indefensas, no  lo llamaría un “crimen de odio” por un “lobo solitario”. Es un ataque terrorista por un supremacista blanco.Desgraciadamente, la siguiente descripción es exactamente lo que ocurrió el 17 de junio en Charleston, Carolina del Sur, entre las 8:00-9:00 p.m.Según testigos e informes recientes, el pistolero de 21 años, Dylann Roof, entró a la Iglesia Emanuel A.M.E. alrededor de las 8:00 de la noche. Se llamó a la policía local alrededor de las 9:00 p.m. De acuerdo con las/os testigos y las/os supervivientes, Roof recargó su arma cinco veces. Ocho personas murieron en el lugar, incluyendo el pastor de la iglesia, el reverendo Clementa C. Pinckney.Después de una búsqueda de 14 horas, Roof fue finalmente arrestado en Shelby-Carolina del Norte, a unas pocas millas al oeste de Charlotte-Carolina del Norte, lugar donde había sido asesinado Jonathan Ferrell por la  policía.No necesitamos tener una conversación sobre la raza. Necesitamos tener una conversación sobre la revolución y la Liberación Negra. Hay una diferencia política muy importante. Irónicamente, la histórica Iglesia Emanuel AME de Charleston tiene una historia profundamente arraigada en la lucha por la Liberación Negra y la resistencia del pueblo.En 1822, Denmark Vesey, uno de los fundadores de la iglesia, fue investigado y capturado por las autoridades de esclavos por su plan para organizar una revuelta de esclavos allí en Charleston. Después de ser traicionado por un informante, Vesey y otros 36 descendientes de africanos esclavizados fueron ahorcados.Por esa participación, la iglesia fue quemada hasta sus cimientos por autoridades locales y vigilantes. Los Códigos Negros y las leyes Jim Crow fueron promulgados rápidamente para restringir todas las asambleas de esclavos, incluyendo las que se celebraran en todas las iglesias del estado. Se impusieron Pases de Viajeros, mientras que la patrulla de esclavos se convirtió en la primera forma organizada y pagada de fuerza policial en los Estados Unidos. Las/os negros fueron literalmente obligados a practicar su culto clandestinamente en esa iglesia por más de 30 años, hasta 1865. El sentido común dice que no se ondea una “bandera confederada” a media asta para conmemorar una historia como esta.Cualquiera que conozca la historia del Sur de los EUA está bien familiarizada/o con el cruel legado del estado de Carolina del Sur. Charleston fue en un momento el puerto más grande e importante de esclavas/os en América del Norte.Esta misma ciudad y municipio local son directamente responsables de la muerte brutal de Walter Scott hace apenas unos meses.  Un policía de Charleston le disparó ocho veces por la espalda.  Solo porque ese asesinato fue capturado en video pudo la verdad llegar a las masas.Cuando las/os jóvenes negros de las comunidades oprimidas de Ferguson-Misuri; Baltimore-Maryland y Oakland-California decidieron levantarse valientemente y se rebelaron contra la brutalidad policial, el racismo y el sistema capitalista, fueron llamados “malhechores”, “alborotadores” y “rufianes”.  Por alguna razón, Dylann Roof, un muy bien entrenado supremacista blanco, está siendo pintado por los medios corporativos como un “lobo solitario” que debía estar “enfermo mentalmente”.  Estos medios han fracasado en abordar las cuestiones básicas, y tampoco han utilizado el lenguaje correcto.Ahora es el momento para que la Iglesia Negra vuelva a sus raíces de resistencia organizada, de la lucha por la libertad y la liberación.  Mientras recordamos también el atentado en 1963 de la Iglesia Bautista de la Calle 16 en Birmingham-Alabama que mató a cuatro niñas, canalicemos esta ira construyendo el movimiento tal y como lo hicieron nuestros antepasados.  Hagamos que este dolor nos inspire para reunir nuestras comunidades y organizar cada bloque.  Hagamos que este trauma conduzca a una nueva generación para que persiga su libertad y su completa liberación.¡Que el pueblo se levante contra sus opresores!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Detroiters protest ICE fatal shooting

first_imgWW photo: Martha GrevattMembers of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter Detroit, the Moratorium Now! Coalition, Michigan United and Washtenaw to Ferguson demonstrated on June 26 to demand full transparency in the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Terrance Kellom.Kellom was killed on April 27 by Mitchell Quinn, an agent of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who was part of a federal fugitive task force. The force entered Kellom’s home to apprehend him for an alleged armed robbery of a pizza parlor. Quinn’s excuse is that Kellom was wielding a hammer, an allegation his family denies.The Kellom family lawyer claims the youth was shot several times, including once in the back. Community and family members want answers; they want to see the results of the Detroit police investigation and the autopsy report, which has been sealed. For now, ICE refuses to release its report on Kellom’s death.In all likelihood there is collusion between all of these parties to construct a cover-up in another racist killing by the state. The murder of Kellom is one of three police killings in Detroit this year. In addition, on June 24 two Black children were killed when a suspect lost control of his vehicle during a high-speed police chase.The June 26 protest was held outside the offices of ICE. Demonstrators called for “no more killings, no more raids” by ICE targeting immigrants and resulting in deportations as well for the killing of Kellom and others.ICE was involved in the 2010 slaughter of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah, who was shot 20 times by federal agents. When his body was recovered, he was handcuffed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Syracuse, N.Y., Black Lives Matter protests police terror

first_imgBlack Lives Matter-Syracuse leads 500 to protest at Police Department.Some 500 people challenged racism and police terror in Syracuse, N.Y., on July 18, in a militant, high-energy and unified march. According to their press release, the newly formed Black Lives Matter-Syracuse group called the event “in response to ongoing murders of Black people of all genders, sexualities, abilities and ages” across the U.S. and to protest “police brutality against Black residents” in Syracuse.Marchers gathered at a downtown emblem of Syracuse’s abolitionist history: the statue of William “Jerry” Henry, who had liberated himself from slavery. In 1851, federal marshals arrested him in Syracuse under the Fugitive Slave Act, intending to return him to enslavement.  But hundreds of abolitionists rushed to his aid, broke down the jail doors and freed him.BLM-Syracuse leaders welcomed marchers, making clear they were continuing the necessary work of Black liberation. They noted that the “Jerry Rescue” was a moment when “common people came together to fight against an unjust system, one that was brutalizing Black bodies.”In recent years, Black Syracuse residents who have been beaten, sexually attacked or died while in police custody include Terry Maddox, Maleatra Montanez, Johnny “Hud” Williams, Chuneice Patterson, Lucinda Batts, Alonzo Grant, Elijah Johnson, Brad Hulett, Edward Jones, and Raul Pinet Jr.Organizers began their activity by pouring a libation to the ancestors — Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and others — and asked marchers to call their own ancestors to be present. They read the Black Lives Matter statement of principles and drew especially loud applause for its affirmation of “Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, Black undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum.”A majority of marchers were African Americans, including many young people, families and the “OG’s [Original Gangsters] Against Violence” from the embattled South Side and West Side. Syracuse has the highest rate of extreme poverty among Blacks and Latinos/as out of the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. (tinyurl.com/z4gre59)Also present were many white allies, including churchgoers from Central Square, a conservative suburb. Young people from Buffalo travelled hours to join, and members of Ithaca Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), a white allies’ group, were there.‘Shut the whole damn system!’BLM-Syracuse activists led marchers through the streets, chanting demands for the shutdown of police brutality, mass incarceration, economic inequality and “the whole damn system.” Speakers vehemently repeated those demands and others in front of City Hall and the “Justice Center,” which houses the Syracuse Police Department.The BLM organizers also demanded an independent investigation into the most recent “death by police” in Syracuse of Terry Maddox. A cop killed the African-American man in June at a Father’s Day cookout on the West Side.Numerous witnesses say Maddox had been unarmed. An outraged neighborhood crowd rose up and fought with police for half an hour after the shooting. A dozen people were subsequently arrested and charged with the offense of “inciting to riot,” for simply shouting during the melee.Authorities continued a pushback against community outrage when cops in SWAT gear, accompanied by an armored vehicle as “backup,” ransacked a neighborhood home. The Department of Homeland Security tried to intimidate the planned march by “warning” the department’s downtown employees and closing the Federal Building early, initiating a wave of downtown business shutdowns.But the people came anyway. At the end of the protest, defiant marchers massed in front of police headquarters. There, BLM organizers read a list of people killed by cops. Marchers chanted in unison, “I am,” in response to each name. Then, protesters shouted together the phrases of the Assata Shakur pledge: “It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”When BLM organizers announced their program was at an end, exhilarated protesters did not want to leave. Many stayed for another hour. Some marched to other areas downtown and returned to hold signs.People in passing cars and buses honked and shouted agreement. Everywhere in front of the Syracuse Police Department, conversations were underway for future actions against racism and police brutality.Stop police terror!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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400,000 seafarers around the world stuck on board ships

first_imgAn unjust hardship faces 800,000 workers worldwide. Some 400,000 seafarers whose work contracts have expired are still stuck on their ships in the COVID-19 pandemic. Another 400,000 workers are stuck on shore, unemployed, waiting to replace the workers on the ships.Credit: Maritime NewsGetting off a ship and going home requires more than just disembarking. It usually involves multiple border crossings, flights with at least one connection, certificate after certificate, specialized visas and more. A crew member’s replacement has to go through the same steps.In response to the COVID pandemic, corporate and government entities have broken every one of these steps. Airlines have canceled flights; consulates have closed; countries like the Philippines have closed their borders even to their own citizens.At a conference at the U.N. General Assembly, which the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) helped organize, Captain Hedi Marzougui said his crew  “had to work every day, for 12 hours, with no weekends, without seeing your loved ones, and trapped at sea. Now add that you have to do that with no idea of when you will be repatriated.” Marzougui was in command of a vessel between December 2019 and May 2020. (Hellenic Shipping News, September 26)Earlier the ITF conducted a survey of conditions on board some of the 60,000 vessels that transport 90% of world trade. The ITF found that some crews shaved their heads, because they couldn’t get off the ship to buy shampoo. On another ship the captain had to pull teeth, even though he had no dental training. Social distancing was generally impossible. Around 70% of the seafarers said their contracts had expired. Almost all said they faced serious mental health issues.Seafarers whose contracts have expired have the legal right to stop working. Countries have the right to inspect ships to make sure they are properly crewed and the crews have been properly paid. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has been aggressive in its ship inspections and support of seafarers, ensuring that they are being treated fairly by the shipowners. At least four ships have been detained in Australian waters. (tinyurl.com/yx8kgzkm)The ITF has said it will support any crew that strikes.Back in March, Cuba showed how it was possible to move passengers and crew from a cruise ship which had COVID-19-infected people on board. The MS Braemar, a Bahamian flagged vessel, had been going from port to port, trying to disembark its passengers, and had been repeatedly refused.Finally, when Cuba made it known it would accept the ship, the MS Braemar docked in Havana. The Cuban authorities, following World Health Organization guidelines, loaded over 1,000 passengers and crew on special buses and took them to Jose Martí airport for chartered flights back to Britain. (tinyurl.com/y62w84jy)If Cuba can do this, why can’t the big countries of the world, who make so much money from world trade, solve the problems of 800,000 seafaring workers?FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Gary Wilhelmi 6-20-12 PM Comment

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 20, 2012 FinancialFed extends until the end of the year “Operation Twist” which shifts funds to long term bonds from short termOther possible measures were hinted at if necessary but not for now.Dow was off 49 points in late tradeCrude oil dropped $3 to near $81DAX closed well ahead of Fed announcementNext event will be the EU summit at months endWatch for Supreme Court health rulingFed separately said that growth will be slow, unemployment higher and in inflation softerBernanke also said he hopes things get better in Europe and that does not very encouragingLivestockCash cattle bids reported down to $114It is long way to breakevenBoxed beef steadyLead features: $5.98 select rib eyes, $6.98 skinless chicken breasts (really high) and $2.99 80% ground chuckPork cutout up $10 in last week$100 hogs are real limousinesHog weights at 272.2# versus 274.4 last week and 168.2 a year agoGrain and soybeansMixed tradeSome moderation in temperatures forecastNorthwestern corn looks good but southern areas of Corn Belt have had only one-half of normal rainSome corn contracts are being sold back to elevator die to crop concernsDollar has been range bound so not much if an influence on exportsRain into northern China and Canadian, Australian canola areasAlgeria bought 600,000 MT of French wheatExpansion of bean plantings is coming in S. America attracted by price and cheaper costs of production versus grains SHARE Facebook Twitter Gary Wilhelmi 6-20-12 PM Comment Home Market Market Watch Gary Wilhelmi 6-20-12 PM Comment SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleAuthor and Professional Speaker Comes Home to Indiana FFA ConventionNext articleOil Hits 18-Month Low As Stockpiles Rise Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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Indiana Farmers Hit the Fields Running

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home News Feed Indiana Farmers Hit the Fields Running SHARE SHARE Previous articleUSDA Announces Farm Payments to Resume May 8Next articleSeed Consultants 5/9/2013 Market Closing Comment with Gary Wilhelmi Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – May 8, 2013 Todd Hoffman updateA much welcomed stretch of warm, dry weather has dried out many fields in Central and Northern Indiana. As a result, field activity is fast and furious.  Two weeks ago, most fields in Northern Indiana had standing water in them. Todd Hoffman of Silver Lake, IN says a few days of good drying weather has made a world of difference, “The last few days have really been good drying days, and most of the wet spots are drying up and guys are going right through them.”Hoffman said planting progress has been slow until now, but growers are catching up rapidly with a fast pace and some long days, “I am going to say about 75% to 80% of the farmers in this area are in the field either planting or getting ready to plant.”  Weed pressure has been a problem in some parts of the state, but growers in Kosciusko County are not letting them slow them down, “There are some fields with chickweed that needs to be dealt with; but, other than that, weeds have not been a big problem yet.”Central Indiana Planting ProgressHussey plantingNorth of Indianapolis in Tipton County planting started over the weekend for John Hussey who told HAT there have been some challenges in the fields.“We worked a little field Saturday morning and afternoon. We planted that field and that’s all we did until Monday. We started working ground also and most of the ground is pretty good. We got 5.9 inches of rain the 18th of April and anytime you get that much rain you get a lot of ponds and it has put a lot of pressure on the soil. It’s harder and we’re having to go slow working it and having to work a lot of it twice.”Total rainfall in April at the Hussey farm was exactly 12 inches. Plenty of other farmers are in the fields in central Indiana and he says there is something else in those fields: weeds.“About 90 percent of our soybeans are no till and we’re seeing in a lot of areas a lot of weed pressure. We’re spraying bean fields very rapidly to get that stuff stopped, but we’re seeing a lot of weeds where the no till beans go. We have a little bit of weed pressure in the ground going to corn but not very much.”It is a late start for planting this year, but nowhere near the June first start for Hussey in the early 80’s. Hear his full HAT Field Update:HAT Field Update John Hussey May 8Weather OutlookThe planting progress made this week may come to an end on Thursday. Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Rob Wasson is forecasting a low pressure system and a cold front which will spread showers and thunderstorms over Indiana on Thursday and Friday, “A few thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight could be severe.  The main threats will be large hail and damaging winds.  Rain totals from this system will range from .25″ to .75″, with isolated 1″ amounts.”  USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says weather conditions next week will again favor a return to the fields over much of the Corn Belt. Indiana Farmers Hit the Fields Runninglast_img read more

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US Ethanol Eying Market in China

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 24, 2016 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News US Ethanol Eying Market in China SHARE Facebook Twitter US Ethanol Eying Market in China Previous articleResearchers Developing STD to Combat Corn EarwormNext articleWhat We Did Not Celebrate on Earth Day Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Ethanol producers in the United States are turning to China for future expansion. Politico reports, however, Beijing has not made clear that ethanol imports are welcome or set blend mandates that would provide more certainty for the level of demand. Ethanol producers are seeking new customers because they say domestic demand, as largely dictated by the Environmental Protection Agency’s blend mandates, is unlikely to see huge increases in the near term. A delegation led by the Renewable Fuels Association recently traveled to China to discuss market access.The group says China wants to learn more about the Renewable Fuels Standard because officials in China think something similar may work in their country to grow ethanol production.Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

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Legislation Would Address Agro-Terrorism

first_img SHARE Legislation Would Address Agro-Terrorism Home Indiana Agriculture News Legislation Would Address Agro-Terrorism Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 6, 2017 Facebook Twitter Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives would address the potential threat of an agro-terrorism attack on the United States. The goal is to make sure the food put on the tables of American families remains safe from attack. Senate Ag Chair Pat Roberts co-sponsored the legislation in the Senate and says it reiterates the role of the Department of Homeland Security as it relates to agro-terrorism. “As the DHS continues to build the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas,” says Roberts, “now is the time to shore up our authorities regarding coordination and mitigation should our nation be hit by biological attack on our food and agriculture.”New York Republican Dan Donovan, who co-sponsored the legislation in the House, says America’s enemies are intent on attacking the country’s resources and vulnerabilities, which includes the food supply. “Threats to the U.S. food, agriculture, and livestock industries could devastate our food systems. This would affect millions of Americans and the economy,” says Donovan. He called the bill an essential tool to enhance the country’s preparedness for an agro-terrorism attack.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Previous articleBower Market Strategy Report: Weather Market WorriesNext articleLegislation Would Boost Fuel Choices Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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