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A Common Cause court case opposing Republican gerrymandering in North Carolina revealed that Trump officials lied about the 2020 census citizenship question in order to maintain “White” and “Republican Power” The post A Dead Republican Strategist’s Work Could Destroy Voting Rights in America appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Lies in Politics: Boris Johnson, the Law and the European Union

May 29, 2019           |                                       

An enduring memory of the 2016 Brexit campaign, so marked by the foppish-haired blusterer, Boris Johnson, was the claim that the European Union was hungrily drawing out from British coffers £350 million a week. It was insufferable, unqualified and dishonest. It was a claim reared in the atmosphere of outrageous deception marking the effort on […]

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Bosnians Protests Against Corruption In Judiciary After 'Bribe' Video

May 29, 2019           |                                       

SARAJEVO — Hundreds of people have staged a protest in Sarajevo after a video emerged purportedly showing the head of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s top judicial body negotiating a bribe. The demonstrators in the Bosnian capital on May 29 called for the resignation of Milan Tegeltija, the head of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council (HJPC), which appoints, […]

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Baltimore police officer Michael O’Sullivan was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury for falsely accusing a city resident of committing a crime. The charges allege the officer perjured himself when he testified that a Baltimore youth possessed a gun, despite body camera footage that allegedly contradicts his testimony. O’Sullivan was indicted on one count of […]

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Appeals Court Won’t Release Chelsea Manning From Jail

April 22, 2019           |                                       

The US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit issued a brief order on Monday ruling that whistleblower Chelsea Manning must remain in jail on contempt charges for refusing to answer grand jury questions in March. The government wanted Manning to testify against WikiLeaks before a grand jury to build a case against them in […]

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Legal experts: Assange likely faces espionage charges if extradited to US By Oscar Grenfell 22 April 2019 A CNN report last week, revealing that the US Justice Department “expects to bring additional charges” against Julian Assange has underscored the immense dangers confronting the WikiLeaks founder, after he was illegally arrested by British police at Ecuador’s […]

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Keith Davis Jr. was supposed to die. He had been on the phone with his girlfriend when four police officers cornered him into a dimly lit garage in West Baltimore. They had mistaken him for a robbery suspect, and they mistook his phone for a gun. After yelling at him to drop the gun, they fired […]

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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Philadelphia on Dec. 19, 2018. Photo: Matt Rourke/AP Mumia Abu-Jamal’s long struggle for freedom and justice gained crucial ground this week. The former Black Panther, activist, and journalist will get a new hearing to appeal his conviction for the […]

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U.S. Prosecutors Seek 18-Month Sentence For Russian Citizen Maria Butina

April 19, 2019           |                                       

U.S. prosecutors are asking a judge to hand Russian citizen Maria Butina an 18-month sentence after she pleaded guilty late last year to a charge of conspiracy to act as an unregistered foreign agent. “Activities at issue in this case are part of Russia’s broader scheme to acquire information and establish relationships and communication channels […]

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It is hard to recall now but before the 2016 election, blatant contempt for the rule of law and other longstanding (small-r) republican values, public displays of stupidity, extreme character flaws, and irrefutable evidence of psychological instability could wreck a presidential campaign; and it was practically axiomatic that no presidency could be headed by anyone […]

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In June of 2017, Jeffery Havis pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm before the U.S. District Court in Tennessee. The federal charge can carry up to ten years imprisonment but has no minimum sentence; Havis expected to serve twenty-one to twenty-seven months. Despite this, Havis was sentenced to at least […]

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Calls for a second referendum on EU membership have been growing louder without, however, properly making the case for it. They fail to address the heart of the matter: how to show adequate respect for the democratic result of the 2016 referendum on EU membership whilst making the case for a new referendum. Ultimately, the […]

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Taliban Launch Another Offensive Against Key North Afghan City

April 14, 2019           |                                       

Shocking everyone when it fell to the Taliban in 2015, the city of Kunduz has repeatedly been contested since then, with the Afghan government desperately trying to keep a strategically vital northern city under control. This weekend, the battle for Kunduz started again, with Taliban forces carrying out a series of pushes from different fronts […]

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Supporters of Julian Assange gather outside Westminster Court after Assange’s arrest (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz for AFP-NurPhoto) Take action to protect Julian Assange. Click here to read about what you can do. Support the Embassy Protection Collective. The United States is recognizing its fake coup president, Juan Guaido, in Venezuela and we understand that his […]

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Why Julian Assange Matters for the Freedom of the Press

April 13, 2019           |                                       

There is no one issue that unites those of us on the left so firmly with the right as the topic of freedom of the press. And the case of Julian Assange, Wikileaks co-founder, encapsulates perfectly this dilemma that seems to have many drinking the Kool-Aid of Russiagate which seems to have an endless season […]

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