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Assange Too Ill to Appear at Extradition Hearing

May 30, 2019           |                                       

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was unable to attend a court hearing in London on US attempts to extradite him, with his lawyer saying he is simply too ill to make an appearance, and has been relocated to his prison’s medical ward. A statement from WikiLeaks reported Assange’s health had “significantly deteriorated” from his seven years […]

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller Wednesday said he would have indicted Donald Trump if he could have, resurrecting his saint-like status among Democrats who will now likely go for impeachment. But who is the real Bob Mueller?, asked ex-FBI official Coleen Rowley on June 6, 2017. By Coleen Rowley Special to Consortium News June 6, 2017 […]

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Kazakh Prosecutors Seek 12-Year Prison Sentence For Former Kyrgyz Lawmaker

April 3, 2019           |                                       

BISHKEK — Kazakh prosecutors have asked a court in Almaty to convict former Kyrgyz lawmaker Damirbek Asylbek-Uulu of smuggling and sentence him to 12 years in prison. At a hearing on April 3, prosecutors also called for a 15-year prison sentence for defendant Esbol Zhappasov, a Kazakh citizen, and prison terms ranging from seven to […]

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Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning expressed no regrets Thursday when she revealed that she faces a contempt hearing— and possible jail time—after declining to answer a grand jury’s questions. Manning appeared before a grand jury Wednesday after being subpoenaed, apparently to discuss her 2010 disclosure of government and military documents about the U.S. wars in Afghanistan […]

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New Election Ordered in Disputed North Carolina House Race

February 21, 2019           |                                       

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s elections board Thursday ordered a new election in the nation’s last undecided congressional race after the Republican candidate conceded his lead was tainted by evidence of ballot-tampering by political operatives working for him. The State Board of Elections voted 5-0 in favor of a do-over in the mostly rural 9th […]

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Iranian President Rohani’s Brother Goes On Trial

February 19, 2019           |                                       

The trial of Iranian President Hassan Rohani’s brother, who was briefly arrested two years ago on charges of financial violations, has opened in Tehran, local media report. Hossein Fereidoun and four associates were present in court during the February 19 court hearing, according to the judiciary’s news website Mizan. A representative of the state prosecutor […]

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Whitaker Tells Congress He Hasn’t Interfered With Mueller Probe

February 8, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON—Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker insisted on Friday that he had “not interfered” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in his waning days on the job. “We have followed the special counsel’s regulations to a T,” Whitaker told the House Judiciary Committee. “There has been no […]

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The Separated Migrant Children Scandal Grows Is “State-Sponsored Child Abuse”

February 8, 2019           |                                       

Trump administration officials are acknowledging that there may be thousands more missing immigrant children who were separated from their parents than originally reported. This was the focus of a hearing on Thursday of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. We speak to Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights […]

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In their first hearing since Democrats claimed Congress, the House Natural Resources Committee heard from climate advocates. We sat down with one witness, Climate Justice Alliance’s Elizabeth Yeampierre The post Climate Justice Advocates Testify At House Committee Hearing appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Marcy wrote a great post this morning titled “Peter Carr Speaks“. I agree with almost all of it, if not all of it, but feel compelled to add a couple of things. AS to what the motivation of Carr and Mueller was, it is, at this date, unclear, despite the high handed and dismissive sudden […]

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By Dharna Noor Just seconds into Andrew Wheeler’s opening statement before the Senate’s environmental panel, protesters began to jeer. “This is an outrage! Shut down Wheeler, not the EPA,” shouted one protester. Wheeler has served as acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator since Scott Pruitt resigned in July. At his confirmation hearing to become the […]

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Half-Life

October 26, 2018           |                                                  |          Download Audio

Please Support CounterPunch’s Annual Fund DriveWe don’t shake our readers down for money every month or every quarter. We only ask you once a year, but when we ask we mean it. So, please, help as much as you can. All contributions are tax-deductible. For those of us who watched with innocence, then passion, then […]

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