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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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Mueller says a legal analysis of a DOJ Policy prevented him from charging the president. Professor Doug Colbert says one objective for Mueller was to put some distance between himself and Attorney General Barr’s representation of his report The post Mueller’s Statement: Why is it Unconstitutional to Indict a Sitting President? appeared first on The […]

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Right-to-Counsel Programs Prevent Evictions

April 20, 2019           |                                       

Trump Appointed Fossil Fuel Insiders to Federal Agencies. It’s Backfiring. I’ve Seen Goldman Sachs From the Inside. We Need Public Banks. Megacorporations Want More Ocean Farms. That’s a Huge Mistake. Climate Campaigners Stage One of France’s Largest Acts of Civil Disobedience How Congress Can Follow Up on the Incomplete and Redacted Mueller Report Nurses Are […]

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Trump Campaign Pulls in Unprecedented Fundraising in First Quarter

April 18, 2019           |                                       

Mike Gravel Is Running for President — But He Doesn’t Want to Win Officer Attack on Teen Reignites National Debate on Cops in Schools Israel Uses Animal Rights to Distract From War Crimes Don’t Listen to Barr—Read Mueller’s Words Yourself Noam Chomsky Says the Green New Deal Is Exactly the Right Idea Good Samaritans Punished […]

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White House to intensify anti-immigrant rampage By Patrick Martin 11 April 2019 The US government is stepping up its campaign of repression and persecution of immigrants, amid press reports Wednesday that the Trump administration was pushing for a series of harsh new measures, including some form of forcible separation of asylum seekers and their children, […]

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UPDATED: Suspects are being investigated in Spain for having tried to extort €3 million from WikiLeaks in exchange for a huge cache of documents and surveillance videos of Assange inside Ecuador’s London embassy, including with his doctors and lawyers. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News A Spanish judge is investigating an alleged extortion scheme […]

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is planning on Thursday to deport a number of Somali immigrants who were part of an infamous botched deportation flight in December 2017, according to their legal team. During the trip, the deportees said, they experienced verbal and physical abuse at the hands of ICE officers, and they have been […]

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Who would dream of putting an end to the culture of secrecy, the opacity of multinational companies’ accounts and the fortunes hidden in tax havens? The usual suspects, of course, tax justice activists – academics, churches, trade unions – angered by revelations such as the Panama Papers or Paradise papers. But not only: a recent […]

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<!– –> Nigerian presidential candidate and opposition leader Atiku Abubakar casts his vote along with his wife Amina Titilayo Atiku-Abubakar in February 2019. (LUIS TATO/AFP/Getty Images) Enlisting the assistance of two high-powered Washington, D.C. lawyers, a Nigerian presidential candidate is looking for help in his legal challenge after his election loss. Atiku Abubakar, former vice […]

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The criminalization of immigrants goes back well before ICE’s inception. ICE has always been worthy of abolition—and, indeed, never should have been created in the first place. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal police force tasked with arresting and deporting undocumented immigrants, was created in 2003 amid the wave of panic and nativism following […]

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Chelsea Manning files motion for immediate release pending appeal By Kevin Reed 3 April 2019 Chelsea Manning’s legal team submitted a motion on Monday to the US Eastern District Court of Virginia for her immediate release pending her appeal of the decision that sent her to jail indefinitely on March 8. Manning was imprisoned by […]

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Trump, All About Winning, Sees Losses in Court Pile Up

April 2, 2019           |                                       

The drumbeat of defeats grew hard to ignore. A federal judge struck down the Donald Trump administration’s plan to require some people to work for their Medicaid benefits. Another judge halted Trump’s plan to open Arctic waters to drilling. Yet another ordered an end to what critics said was the administration’s efforts to encourage an […]

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<!– –> Leonardo DiCaprio turned over millions of dollars worth of gifts from Jho Low, including a $3.28 million Picasso and Marlon Brando’s first Oscar for “On the Waterfront. (Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images) A fugitive Malaysian financier at the heart of the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal is quietly building up an army of foreign agents and […]

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