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<!– –> NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio (Luiz Rampelotto/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Bill de Blasio, two-term mayor of New York City, became the third mayor to jump straight into the 2020 Democratic primary on May 16, despite a poll indicating 76 percent of his constituents believe he shouldn’t run. De Blasio joins Pete Buttigieg, mayor […]

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Moscow Prosecutor Seeks Lengthy Prison Term For Police Officer Who Kept $120 Million Cash At Home

May 15, 2019           |                                       

The prosecutor in a high-profile case has requested a guilty verdict and a prison sentence of 15 1/2 years for a Moscow police officer found with the equivalent of $120 million in cash at home. The prosecutor also asked a Moscow court on May 14 to impose a 494.9 million-ruble ($7.5 million) fine on Colonel […]

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A Baltimore-based journalist sued the city’s court officials on Thursday over an abrupt policy change restricting public access to audio from court proceedings — in violation of a Maryland state rule requiring courts to make recordings available to members of the public upon written request and payment. Justine Barron, an independent reporter who has investigated a series […]

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Prof. Vishwas Satgar provides a climate justice critique of South African political parties: What are the commitments of the ANC, DA, and EFF to a deep, just, life-sustaining transition? The post South Africa is Bracing for an Electoral Storm Over the Climate Crisis (1/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Prof. Vishwas Satgar provides a climate justice critique of South African political parties: What are the commitments of the ANC, DA, and EFF to a deep, just, life-sustaining transition? The post South Africa is Bracing for an Electoral Storm Over the Climate Crisis (2/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.

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On Wednesday evening, outside the Hennepin County government building in downtown Minneapolis, a few dozen community activists gathered in the cold to process the rare and polarizing conviction of Mohamed Noor, a Somali American and former police officer. A day earlier, a Hennepin County jury found 33-year-old Noor guilty of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the […]

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U.S. Withdrawing From Global Arms Trade Treaty, Trump Says

April 26, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON—The Latest on President Trump and the National Rifle Association (all times local): 1 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. has decided to withdraw its support for a treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade. It’s the latest example of the Trump administration’s dislike of international pacts. Trump said Friday that he has decided […]

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US court orders Chelsea Manning to remain in prison By Niles Niemuth 23 April 2019 Whistleblower Chelsea Manning remains in jail after a federal appeals court Monday rejected her request to be released on bail and upheld a contempt order against her for refusing to testify before a grand jury impaneled to bring fabricated charges […]

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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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The White House on April 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Dear House Democrats, You told us to be patient. You told us to be cautious. You told us to wait for Robert Mueller. Well, the time for waiting is over. And the moment for impeachment hearings has arrived. Forget the mendacious […]

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WASHINGTON — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump had tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. The report said that in June 2017, Trump directed White […]

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Indignation has no limits! Arresting Julian Assange is murdering the truth, murdering Human Rights – and eliminating freedom of speech, let alone freedom of the media. The latter has been a farce since a while, but what happened on 11 April and in preparation of 11 April – the storming by UK police of the […]

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It may seem far-off, but we can already see, amid the clamour for climate action, support for dangerous distractions such as -national justice and equity dimensions. They correctly frame equity as non-negotiable and as the key to climate ambition rather than an obstacle. This is exactly the kind of attitude that the world urgently needs […]

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