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Reclaim Our Power or Face Extinction: The Choice is Ours

May 31, 2019           |                                       

Do you find yourself unable to nod off to the sweet bliss of ignorance or denial when contemplating the catastrophic state of the world? Do you find yourself feeling deeply concerned about the enormous harm occurring to humans, our fellow Earthlings and this beautiful planet, our home? Do you find yourself feeling deeply concerned about […]

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With Trump promising to “go in a tougher direction” with his replacement for DHS head, what can Trump legally do to go in that direction in light of the recent ruling against his “wait in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers? We speak to Denise Bell of Amnesty International The post Asylum Seekers Face Illegal Deterrent […]

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California Court Ruling Provides “Blueprint” to Reform Overpolicing in Schools

April 5, 2019           |                                       

It is no wonder that school districts feel pressure to protect children. Between January 2015 and March 2019, there were 90 school shootings in 29 states that ended in the deaths of 92 people. But in January 2019, a state court in California ordered the Stockton Unified School District to rein in the “school resource […]

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Judge Restores Obama-Era Drilling Ban in Arctic

March 30, 2019           |                                       

President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed bans on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of canyons in the Atlantic Ocean, a U.S. judge said in a ruling that restored the Obama-era restrictions. Judge Sharon Gleason in a decision late Friday threw out Trump’s executive order that overturned […]

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Parliament rejects all alternatives as May’s offer to resign fails to stem Brexit crisis By Robert Stevens 28 March 2019 Wednesday began with Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May informing her MPs that she will resign as party leader and prime minister if parliament passes the withdrawal deal she has agreed with the European Union (EU). […]

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Democrats and progressives in Wisconsin are celebrating a ruling by a state judge on Thursday that will halt a backdoor attempt last year by the lame-duck Republicans to hamstring the incoming Democratic state government. Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess imposed the temporary stay and injunction on a slate of laws passed by the Republican-controlled […]

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Mueller-Dämmerung

March 21, 2019           |                                       

If Nietzsche was right, and what doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger, we can thank the global capitalist ruling classes, the Democratic Party, and the corporate media for four more years of Donald Trump. The long-awaited Mueller report is due any day now, or so they keep telling us. Once it is delivered, and […]

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Pakistan Court Rejects Ex-Prime Minister Sharif's Bail Plea

February 25, 2019           |                                       

A Pakistani court has rejected the bail plea from former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently serving a seven-year jail term for corruption, his party says. The Islamabad High Court said in its February 25 ruling that Sharif couldn’t be given bail on health grounds as he was already being treated at a hospital. […]

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Dutch Supreme Court Urged To Overturn Decision Partly Blaming Dutch Soldiers For Srebrenica Killings

February 1, 2019           |                                       

The Supreme Court in the Netherlands has been urged to overturn a ruling holding the country partly liable for the deaths of about 300 Muslim men in Srebrenica in 1995 during the Bosnian war. The court’s attorney-general, Paul Vlas, said a Dutch appeals court in 2017 had made an “incomprehensible” decision by upholding a decision […]

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The United States census has not asked respondents whether they are American citizens since 1950. In March 2018, Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross brought it back, in a list of potential census questions submitted to Congress. Almost immediately, immigrants’ rights organizations filed multiple lawsuits challenging the question. On Tuesday, the first ruling came down, […]

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The War on Populism

January 10, 2019           |                                       

Remember when the War on Terror ended and the War on Populism began? That’s OK, no one else does. It happened in the Summer of 2016, also known as “the Summer of Fear.” The War on Terror was going splendidly. There had been a series of “terrorist attacks,” in Orlando, Nice, Würzberg, Munich, Reutlingen, Ansbach, […]

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A federal judge’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) violates the U.S. Constitution alarmed healthcare advocates Friday, but left most unconcerned that the judge would succeed in taking away health coverage from 20 million Americans—and only served to bolster the argument for a Medicare for All system that would provide every American with the […]

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Russian Olympic Committee Appeals Moscow Court Ruling On Doping

December 6, 2018           |                                       

MOSCOW — The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has appealed a Moscow court ruling which sought to overturn the doping disqualification of a Russian athlete who had won two gold medals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. On November 21, the Moscow City Court ruled that bobsledder Aleksandr Zubkov could keep his medals because a Court […]

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