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Legal experts: Assange likely faces espionage charges if extradited to US By Oscar Grenfell 22 April 2019 A CNN report last week, revealing that the US Justice Department “expects to bring additional charges” against Julian Assange has underscored the immense dangers confronting the WikiLeaks founder, after he was illegally arrested by British police at Ecuador’s […]

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'An Electoral Maidan': Hope And Change, Ukrainian-Style, Vaults Zelenskiy Into Presidency

April 21, 2019           |                                       

In the end, it was a demand for radical change and broad disappointment with the incumbent that vaulted a comedian who played Ukraine’s president on television into the real thing. Volodymyr Zelenskiy rode these sentiments, political analysts and sociologists say, to what was shaping up to be an unprecedented landslide victory over President Petro Poroshenko […]

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Femen Activist In Topless Protest Against Zelenskiy

April 21, 2019           |                                       

A Femen activist staged a topless protest outside a polling station in Kyiv where candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy had cast his ballot in the April 21 presidential runoff vote. Zelenskiy is a comedic actor who portrays Ukraine’s president on TV but has no real political experience. The woman warned voters that a Zelenskiy presidency could end […]

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Identity Politics and the Politics of Identity

April 20, 2019           |                                       

A state, is called the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly lieth it also; and this lie creepeth from its mouth: “I, the state, am the people. — Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra A constant cry from the far right on the subject of immigration usually contains the sentiment that “they” need to come here […]

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Police: ‘New Breed’ of Terrorists in Northern Ireland

April 20, 2019           |                                       

LONDON — Police in Northern Ireland arrested two teenagers Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a young journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry and warned of a “new breed” of terrorists threatening the peace. The men, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation and taken to Belfast for questioning, […]

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The Swedish and U.S. claims are vastly different, writes Jonathan Cook. But the public conversation in the U.K. is simply about which has first dibs on Assange. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net In a previous blog post, I warned that the media and political class would continue with their long-running deceptions about Julian Assange now that he […]

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Assange Arrest: “A Definite Creep, a Probable Rapist”

April 18, 2019           |                                       

In December 2010, Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore commented on Julian Assange in the Mail on Sunday: ‘Indeed it’s difficult to get a clear picture of the complaints by two women he had sex with in Sweden in August… The sex appears to have been consensual, though his refusal to use condoms was not. His behaviour […]

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The New York Times has had a pair of stories in recent days on the Center for American Progress: “Bernie Sanders Accuses Liberal Think Tank of Smearing Progressive Candidates” and “The Rematch: Bernie Sanders vs. a Clinton Loyalist,” which states: “The Center for American Progress and its sister political arm, with a $60 million combined annual budget […]

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Iran Parliament Votes to Blacklist US CENTCOM as Terrorists

April 16, 2019           |                                       

n a 204-2 vote, Iran’s parliament approved a bill Tuesday that would add US Central Command (CENTCOM) to the government’s terrorist blacklist. The bill calls on the Iranian government to “act firmly” in response to US terrorist actions, and use all legal, political, and diplomatic means necessary. Since vote formalizes a move that the Iranian […]

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More than twenty years ago Charles Lewis noted in The Buying of the Congress that for most Americans the national legislature is “a distant abomination.” You can put the emphasis on “distant”—fewer than half the citizenry can name their representative and even fewer can name both their senators. Or you can emphasize the “abomination,” since […]

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VOX is the most impactful radical right political party in Spain for decades. It has been energetically rejecting the label of ‘far’, ‘extreme’ or ‘radical right’ since its birth in late 2013. Key representatives of VOX sidestep the topic in an implicit or explicit way (through the use of rhetoric or discursive strategies such as […]

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Craig Murray asks you to imagine Western media reaction if a Russian opposition politician were dragged out by armed police, and within three hours convicted on a political charge by a patently biased judge. By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk Both Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange are now in jail, both over offenses related to the publication […]

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Through ecosocialism, we can fight climate change and extreme inequality at the same time. We need to act as quickly as possible, and we need to target the root causes of climate change. But we can, and should, do both simultaneously. This piece is a response to “We Don’t Have Time to End Capitalism—But Growth […]

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Two weeks ago, the Intercept, in partnership with Sentient Media, a new media company devoted to the issue of animal rights, launched the debut episode of our eight-part video series covering all aspects of the animal rights movement: political, economic, environmental, cultural, racial, labor and public health. That debut episode was devoted to a discussion of why […]

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As Jeff Cohen points out, political fear of progressives and corporate power have pushed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) towards strategies for stopping primary challenges The post “Stunning and Revealing” – DCCC Demands Loyalty Oath From Political Consultants appeared first on The Real News Network.

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