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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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Lyra McKee, a young journalist and activist for LGBT rights in Northern Ireland, was killed Thursday night by a bullet fired in the direction of police officers during a riot in the northwestern city she advised people to call neither Derry nor Londonderry, but “LegenDerry.” Beautiful photo released by the family of murder victim Lyra […]

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Between Yes and No, Heaven and Earth with Albert Camus on a Spring Morning

April 17, 2019           |                                       

To give up beauty and the sensual happiness that comes with it and devote one’s self exclusively to unhappiness requires a nobility I lack. However, after all, nothing is true that compels us to make it exclusive. Isolated beauty ends in grimaces, solitary justice in oppression. Anyone who seeks to serve the one to the […]

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Democrats Urged to Speak Out After Trump’s Latest Attack on Ilhan Omar

April 14, 2019           |                                       

Ocasio-Cortez Is Winning the Battle Against GOP Sexists A Progressive US Policy Must Extend Beyond Open Borders Trump’s New Proposal Cheats 8 Million Working People of Overtime Pay Insurance Industry Whistleblower Exposes Effort to Crush Medicare for All Strikes Are the Only Way Out of Our Current Crisis “Medicare-X” Wouldn’t Expand Access to Reproductive Health […]

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Iran Says Floods Killed 76, Caused $ 2.2 Billion In Damage

April 14, 2019           |                                       

Floods in Iran have killed 76 people and caused more than $2.2 billion in damage over the past several weeks, officials have said. “With the death of five people in the [southwestern] Khuzestan Province flood and another person in [western] Ilam Province, the death toll has now reached 76” since March 19, a statement published […]

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Uzbek President's Daughter Given Deputy Job In State Media Agency

April 12, 2019           |                                       

TASHKENT — The eldest daughter of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev has been appointed deputy head of the newly established presidential Press and Information Agency that oversees communications and media regulation, the agency said on April 12. According to the statement, the chief of the presidential office, Zainilobiddin Nizomiddinov, said at an official gathering in Tashkent […]

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Satirical drawings of those in power are not new by any stretch of the imagination, going back centuries. Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and Francisco Franco were lampooned endlessly during their lives and in death – particularly by their critics in other countries. While Carrey’s drawing is not particularly funny per se, it sends a clear message […]

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Amnesty International: Global Executions Fell By One-Third In 2018 With Declines In Pakistan, Iran

April 9, 2019           |                                       

The number of known judicial executions around the world declined by nearly one-third in 2018 compared to 2017, reaching the lowest level in at least a decade, Amnesty International says in its annual report on death sentences and executions. Belarus was among a handful of countries that defied the trend, the human rights group said […]

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Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah proceeds to inspect honor guards during a welcome ceremony at The Istana in Singapore on July 5, 2017. Photo: Wong Maye-E/AP I was 13 years old when I first heard of the Sultan of Brunei. The absolute ruler of a tiny, oil-rich kingdom in Southeast Asia, Hassanal Bolkiah was the subject […]

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Months before the U.S. Supreme Court sparked fresh outrage over the death penalty by upholding the planned execution of a man who risks drowning in his own blood, Justice Stephen Breyer invited Missouri Solicitor General D. John Sauer to consider the matter “as a person rather than a lawyer.” It was November 2018. Oral arguments in […]

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Sackler and PurduePharma profited from “suffering and death,” NYC AG Letitia James says. White collar criminologist Bill Black discusses the case The post New York Sues Big Pharma for Opioid Crisis appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Pro-Saudi Forces Claim Dozens of Houthis Killed in South Yemen

April 1, 2019           |                                       

According to officials from the pro-Saudi Yemeni government, heavy fighting has erupted in the Dhalea Province of southern Yemen over the weekend. They claim that “dozens” of Houthis were slain, along with 13 pro-Saudi troops. Details of what exactly is going on in Dhalea is unclear, beyond the typical claims that they’d killed more than […]

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“On both sides of the Atlantic”, noted Hillary Margolis, a researcher for the NGO Human Rights Watch, increasingly “politicians and lobbying groups misrepresent efforts to improve gender equality – including access to reproductive health and rights – as dangerous to children, families and so-called “traditional values”. “There is now a real transatlantic movement on these […]

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The shape of learning comes in all sizes, all forms. We know what not learning is — texting, emailing, You Tube videos, a world of Teletubbies, from birth to death. I know what education planners are not — hedge fund billionaires, charter school profiteers, down home religious bigotry and stupidity ignoramuses, the lady from McDonald’s […]

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