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Chicago police officer sentenced to less than seven years for murder of Laquan McDonald; three officers acquitted in cover-up By Michael Walters 21 January 2019 On Friday Chicago Police Department (CPD) officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to less than seven years (81 months) in prison, plus two years’ probation for the 2014 murder of […]

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Two Convicted Of Killing Kazakh Olympic Skater

January 17, 2019           |                                       

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — A Kazakh court has convicted two men of murder in the killing of figure skater Denis Ten and sentenced them to 18 years in prison. The court in Almaty issued the rulings against Arman Qudaibergenov and Nuraly Qiyasov on January 17. The third defendant in the case, Zhanar Tolybaeva, was found guilty […]

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Suspected Killers Of Kazakh Figure Skater Go On Trial

January 3, 2019           |                                       

The trial of the suspected killers of Kazakhstan’s Olympic figure skater Denis Ten has kicked off in Almaty. The two suspects, Arman Qudaibergenov and Nuraly Qiyasov, pleaded not guilty of murder charges on the first day of the trial on January 3. Ten was a bronze medalist at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and […]

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A page turning murder mystery set in Cape Verdean community midst the Vietnam War and war against The Black Panthers by writer, scholar and author, Bill Fletcher, Jr. The post The Man Who Fell From The Sky: Is Revenge Justified Against Racist Murder? appeared first on The Real News Network.

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'Pinpointed For Murder': Media Watchdog Says More Journalists Targeted In Reprisal Killings

December 19, 2018           |                                       

Out of the 53 journalists killed on the job so far this year, 34 were targeted in reprisal for their work, a media watchdog said on December 19. In its annual report, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said the danger of reporters being targeted for their journalism grew this year, despite a […]

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Trump Says Will Review Case Against U.S. Soldier Accused Of Murder In Afghanistan

December 16, 2018           |                                       

U.S. President Donald Trump says he will review the case of a former U.S. Army officer charged with murder for the 2010 killing of a man he suspected of being a Taliban bomb-maker in Afghanistan. “At the request of many. I will be reviewing the case of a ‘U.S. Military hero,’ Major Matt Golsteyn, who […]

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Neoliberal policies have recently failed to recognise the importance of incorporating an environmental paradigm into their pursuits to exploit natural resources or carry out development projects. It is in this scenario where the voices of activists, social leaders and social movements that fight for the right to prior consultation, sustainability, protection of ecosystems and environmental […]

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Republican senators say “zero question” Saudi prince ordered Khashoggi assassination By Bill Van Auken 5 December 2018 US senators, including leading Republicans otherwise loyal to President Donald Trump, emerged from a closed-door briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday expressing their strengthened conviction that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and de facto ruler Mohammed bin […]

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Reasonable observers and analysts concluded weeks ago that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the gruesome killing of Washington Post journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi. Though it took them far longer than most, a small group of Republicans finally fell in line with this widespread consensus after a secretive briefing by CIA chief […]

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Former Dallas cop indicted for murder of neighbor By Trévon Austin 3 December 2018 A former Dallas police officer was indicted on a murder charge almost three months after fatally shooting her neighbor in his apartment. Amber Guyger, 30, told investigators she entered Botham Jean’s apartment by accident last September, believing it was her own, […]

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Botham Jean’s family: “We miss our boy dearly.” Photo by Jeff Montgomery/ AP After almost three months, the election of a new D.A., a police smear of the victim and a shifting but persistently implausible version of events by the shooter, a grand jury has indicted Amber Guyger, 30, for the murder in September of […]

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A Honduran court on Thursday found seven men guilty of the murder of Indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres, whose role in a stopping a hydroelectric dam had earned her the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. But according to her family, justice has still not been served. Cáceres, a founder of the Civic Council of Popular and […]

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Will There Be Justice as Berta Cáceres Murder Trial Nears End?

November 28, 2018           |                                       

Border Fence Quietly Slated to Expand as Congress Debates “the Wall” Lying to Robert Mueller Is Just a Terrible Idea Senate Poised to Challenge Trump on US Role in Yemen War Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith Wins Mississippi Senate Runoff After Reaping Billions in Public Subsidies, GM to Fire Nearly 15,000 Workers “American Nightmare” Is an Antidote […]

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EU Says All Responsible For Khashoggi Murder Must Be Held 'Accountable'

November 22, 2018           |                                       

All those “really responsible” for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi must be held accountable, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on November 22. Khashoggi, a U.S.-based Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi Arabia’s establishment, was killed after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Saudi officials have blamed the […]

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