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Two Crimean Tatar Activists Briefly Detained Over 'Banned Symbols'

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Police in Ukraine’s Russia-controlled Crimea region have briefly detained two Crimean Tatar activists for allegedly displaying banned symbols, in the latest example of the ethnic group being harassed by law enforcement on the peninsula. Lutfie Zudieva’s husband told RFE/RL that plainclothes police officers stopped the car Zudieva was driving in Dzhankoy, a town north of […]

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Russian Rights Group Says Golos Activist Is A Political Prisoner

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Russia’s Memorial human rights center says a detained board member of the independent Golos (Voice) election-monitoring group is a political prisoner. In a statement on May 30, the Moscow-based watchdog called on the authorities to immediately release Roman Udot from house arrest, saying that the case against him was politically motivated. Udot was arrested last […]

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Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand are among the top beneficiaries of Wall Street money, despite their rhetoric about regulating the banking industry. Even as these candidates vocally reject corporate America, their latest fundraising reports show corporate America hasn’t rejected them. The 2020 Democratic presidential race has so far featured a common theme: candidates […]

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CIA director called out for complicity in torture By Trévon Austin 20 April 2019 US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Gina Haspel was delivering a recruiting pitch to students at Auburn University on Thursday where she was called out by an audience member for her participation in torture and other crimes. Towards the beginning of […]

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Parents Who Starved and Shackled Children Get Life Sentence

April 19, 2019           |                                       

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—The eldest son and daughter of a couple who starved and shackled 12 of their children spoke publicly for the first time Friday, alternately condemning and forgiving their parents before a judge sentenced the pair to up to life in prison. Since being freed from their prison-like home more than a year ago, the […]

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Political analysis, alas, is no less immune to what has been called the “fashion system” than any other segment of human consumption habits since the end of the Great War bequeathed the industrial form of indoctrination that prevails—now in digital form—today. The polemics offered as contemporary insights can be found in older documents, the sources […]

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Crisis in Libya Worsens as Over 170 Killed in Attack on Tripoli

April 17, 2019           |                                       

We All Need Sanctuary From Donald Trump As Single-Payer Gains Traction, Industry Launches Attack Ads Trump Wants to End Regulation That Cut Mercury Pollution by 81 Percent First Latina Immigrant Leader of National Union Hits Ground Running House Democrats Subpoena Deutsche Bank as Part of Trump Finance Probe Pelosi Says Democrats Must “Hold the Center,” […]

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Racism is often exposed when two people of different races do the same thing but get treated very differently—like when the nation’s first black President is also the first one expected to show a birth certificate. The latest politician of color to get special treatment is U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, who is […]

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Pulitzers Awarded to Newsrooms for Coverage of 3 Mass Shootings

April 15, 2019           |                                       

NEW YORK—The South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday and were recognized along with the Capital Gazette of Maryland for their coverage of the horrifying mass shootings in 2018 at a high school, a synagogue and a newsroom itself. The Associated Press won in the international reporting category for […]

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(Photo: Screengrab) If the circumstances surrounding the seizure of Mr Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London are correctly viewed, that is compared to appropriately comparable phenomena, then what we have is an audacious daylight act of state terrorism, comparable to the routines developed in Vietnam during the war the US waged against that […]

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Opposition Activists Clash With Police In Albanian Capital

April 13, 2019           |                                       

At least five police officers and dozens of opposition activists were injured in clashes with police in the Albanian capital, as demonstrators called for the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama’s government. Thousands of people gathered along Tirana’s main boulevard on April 13, with many holding anti-government posters. Some threw flares, firecrackers and other objects […]

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Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. That this outrage […]

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UN Security Council, G7 Demand Haftar Forces Halt Military Advance In Libya

April 5, 2019           |                                       

The United Nations Security Council has called on Libyan army commander Khalifa Haftar to halt his forces’ advance toward Tripoli, which is under the control of a UN-backed government. After an emergency meeting on April 5, the council warned that the military activity of Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) was putting the country’s stability at […]

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When May announced that she was turning to him for an agreement that would secure a parliamentary majority, she left the ERG group gasping with horror and astonishment as they listened. But they have only themselves to blame. The previous weekend she had called their leaders to Chequers. There, they offered her a devilish pact. […]

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Leading U.S. media admit it’s true. For more than two years, led by our founding editor, Bob Parry, Consortium News consistently challenged the Russia-gate “collusion” story, which has now been officially dismissed. Please support us to keep our record of unique journalism going as we launch our annual Spring Fundraising Drive today. Aaron Maté, one […]

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