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After spending several hours at the U.S.-Mexico border with attorneys and immigrant rights advocates on Saturday, 29 parents separated from their children then deported under President Donald Trump’s so-called “zero tolerance” policy were allowed to take a crucial step toward applying for asylum and reuniting with their kids. Families Belong Together, a coalition that formed […]

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Shifting the Centre of Gravity: Julian Assange Receives His Passport

February 25, 2019           |                                       

In March 2008, one Michael Horvath of the US Army Counterintelligence Center within the Cyber Intelligence Assessments Branch considered the risks posed by WikiLeaks in a 32 page document. Created under the auspices of the Department of Defence’s Intelligence Analysis Program, the overview suggests, importantly, the interest shown in Assange by the defence wing of […]

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Trump Bars U.S.-Born Woman Who Joined IS From Returning

February 21, 2019           |                                       

The United States says it will not allow a U.S.-born woman who joined the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria to return to the United States because she is not a citizen, an assertion her lawyer disputes. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on February 20 said the woman, Hoda Muthana, now in a refugee […]

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Last summer, Albertina Contreras could never have imagined that she would be spending an early February evening sitting in the gilded chamber of the U.S. Congress. In May, Contreras was locked in solitary confinement for eight days, without her daughter, Yakelyn — who had recently been taken from her by armed border guards. Last night, […]

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Campaign Cash Paid Trump Foe’s Legal Bills After #MeToo Fall

January 31, 2019           |                                       

NEW YORK — Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in political campaign funds to pay the law firm that represented him during an investigation of allegations that he physically abused several women, according to campaign finance reports reviewed by The Associated Press. The practice is legal, but reform activists say Schneiderman […]

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A lack of early legal advice is causing unnecessary homeslessness at huge government expense. Figures show that homelessness has been increasing year on year since 2010. Lack of legal aid is a lesser known contributory factor. Photo credit: Pixabay/bluesbby. Some rights reserved/CC0. Legal aid is the neglected arm of the welfare state. At Shelter, we […]

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Julian Assange issues “urgent” legal challenge against US extradition plans By Mike Head 24 January 2019 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose web site is continuing to expose war crimes, coup plots and mass surveillance by Washington and its allies, has made a new legal bid to block a concerted operation to extradite him to the […]

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In Mueller Probe, the Bodies Are Washing Up on the Beach

January 10, 2019           |                                       

Donald Trump Is the Damn Emergency In Mueller Probe, the Bodies Are Washing Up on the Beach Plagued by Misconduct Claims, Will Columbus’s Vice Unit Be Held Accountable? For Tech Firms, Power Lies in the Coding The Media Did Not Make Up Native Anger Over Elizabeth Warren Mayor of Texas Border Town: Trump’s Wall Is […]

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According to Google, there are almost 4 million results for a search on “nude selfie Mueller.” All the top results report on a recent filing from Concord Management objecting to Robert Mueller’s request to submit an ex parte filing explaining why Concord should not be able to share the unclassified but sensitive information obtained in […]

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Former Child Soldier’s Guantánamo Nightmare Lives On

January 5, 2019           |                                       

Biggest Threat to Single-Payer? Democrat Support for a Public Option. I Am a Teacher in Los Angeles and I Am Ready to Go on Strike Watching the World Burn: Truthout Readers Share Their Climate Stories House Democrats Release Sweeping Legislation to Drain the Swamp The EPA Has Backed Off Enforcement Under Trump. Here Are the […]

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After Supreme Court Rejects Asylum Ban, 8-Year-Old Dies in Border Patrol Custody

December 26, 2018           |                                       

Renew the Resistance! The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa Light the Way. US Corporations Are Micromanaging Curricula to Miseducate Students Unpaid Federal Employees Set Record Straight With Shutdown Stories A Soil Microbe Saved My Life The Impact of Climate Change on Language Loss Why Co-ops and Community Farms Can’t Close the Racial Wealth Gap For the […]

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