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Questions, Demands, And Pleas For President Putin

June 19, 2019           |                                       

Vladimir Putin holds an annual session on national television in which citizens can call in and ask the president questions. Ahead of the event, Current Time TV asked Russians what they would like to ask Putin, while activists were holding demonstrations to address their concerns to the president. Originally published at –

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Citing “Safety Concerns,” FDA Cautions National Marketer of Unproven Stem Cell Treatments

May 31, 2019           |                                       

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom based in New York. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In a sign of its increasing concern about the marketing of stem cells as cure-alls, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week notified […]

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The European Parliament Tuesday held a fiery debate on Julian Assange’s fate. Some MEPs argued the matter had no place in their body, others said human rights & press freedom were fundamental European issues. Video by Cathy Vogan. Watch the 27-minute debate on Assange here, captured from the plenary session by Cathy Vogan for Consortium […]

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Yemen’s Hadi Demands Houthis ‘Stop Your Crimes’

April 14, 2019           |                                       

Holding the first session of parliament since before the Saudi invasion, Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi delivered a statement demanding that the Shi’ite Houthis “stop your crimes” and return power to him. Hadi insisted that the Houthis need to decide between war and peace, over four years after Saudi Arabia invaded to try to prop […]

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress fanning the fire of a ‘Russian threat.’ Peter Kuznick says it is an ‘obscene bipartisan spectacle applauding war’; Pietro Shakarian discusses the self-serving NATO expansion and the hyperbolic Russia threat narrative The post ‘Obscene’ Bipartisan Applause for NATO in Congress appeared first […]

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Russian Lawmaker Arrested During Parliament Session In Murder Probe

January 30, 2019           |                                       

A Russian lawmaker has been detained during a parliament session on suspicion of involvement in two high-profile killings in the North Caucasus region of Karachai-Cherkessia. Media reports said that Rauf Arashukov was taken into custody at a session of the Federation Council, the Russian parliament’s upper chamber, on January 30 after lawmakers agreed to strip […]

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<!– –> (Alex Wong/Getty Images) House Democrats on Friday officially unveiled the For the People Act, a bill meant to, in part, reduce the influence of money on politics. During Friday’s press conference, Democrats appeared to label wealthy political donors and “special interests” as an existential threat to American democracy and argued big money is […]

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Tens of thousands of U.S. residents were displaced by climate change-fueled disasters in 2018. California saw a string of massive wildfires — from the Mendocino Complex in July, which became the state’s largest wildfire on record, to the Camp fire in November, which was the deadliest. Meanwhile, Hurricane Florence, the second rainiest storm in 70 […]

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“Landmark” Maternal Health Legislation Clears Major Hurdle

December 12, 2018           |                                       

Congress moved a big step closer on Tuesday toward addressing one of the most fundamental problems underlying the maternal mortality crisis in the United States: the shortage of reliable data about what kills American mothers. The House of Representatives unanimously approved H.R. 1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, to help states improve how they track […]

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Why we are organising the organisers. Join us.

October 1, 2018           |                                       

Organising the Organisers This is where Organising the Organisers comes in. Set up as a partnership between the Bureau Local and The Ferret, this quarterly meet-up (launched last spring), it is a way of bringing together people working in community organising and engaged journalism, as well as those in related fields who want to learn […]

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