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Since the 2016 protests at Standing Rock, ND, the fossil fuel industry has been pressuring state legislatures to pass laws criminalizing protests against pipeline construction The post Texas Pipeline Bill Criminalizes Water Protectors appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Turkmen President Pardons Hundreds Of Inmates

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has pardoned 764 inmates on the occasion of a religious holiday, according to state media reports. Berdymukhammedov on May 29 was quoted as saying that the pardons marked the Night of Revelation, an important stage during the holy month of Ramadan, which is currently being observed by Muslims around the world. […]

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Kyrgyz Authorities Probe Atambaev's Eavesdropping Accusations

May 30, 2019           |                                       

BISHKEK — Kyrgyz authorities have launched a probe into claims by former President Almazbek Atambaev that his office was bugged by the State Committee for National Security (UKMK). The Military Prosecutor’s Office said on May 30 that Atambaev filed a formal complaint on May 27. If proven true, the allegations would amount to a violation […]

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U.S. Believes Russia Conducting Low-Level Nuclear Tests

May 29, 2019           |                                       

With no evidence to support the allegations, US DIA officials are accusing Russia of potentially having the capability of violating the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Russia ratified this treaty in 2000, and the US has never done so. There is a global system that would immediately detect a nuclear test, which led Russian MP […]

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As Ukraine Elects A Comedian, Russians Declare Its Election A Joke

April 22, 2019           |                                       

MOSCOW — Ever since he clinched Ukraine’s presidency at the outset of its war with Russia-backed militants, Petro Poroshenko has been relentlessly attacked and trolled by Russia’s state-dominated media machine. Confronted by Russian reporters at international summits and other high-profile events, the 53-year-old billionaire businessman has at times succumbed to seeming provocations, serving up material […]

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All of the Democratic presidential candidates have committed to rejecting the influence of special interests. To demonstrate their resolve, several of the candidates have promised to power their White House ambitions without a single dollar of lobbyist money. In the waves of small-dollar donations reported on Monday — the first financial disclosure reporting period of […]

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This story was co-published with PBS Frontline. New York state officials are behind in investigating incidents where mentally ill New Yorkers may have come to harm, according to an independent report filed in Brooklyn federal court this month. At issue is the welfare of hundreds of vulnerable people who have moved out of troubled adult […]

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Uzbek President's Daughter Given Deputy Job In State Media Agency

April 12, 2019           |                                       

TASHKENT — The eldest daughter of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev has been appointed deputy head of the newly established presidential Press and Information Agency that oversees communications and media regulation, the agency said on April 12. According to the statement, the chief of the presidential office, Zainilobiddin Nizomiddinov, said at an official gathering in Tashkent […]

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Hung Up: In TV Spectacle, Ukraine Presidential Rivals Keep It Simple

April 12, 2019           |                                       

KYIV — After dramatic video challenges and livestreamed drug tests, Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelenskiy took their electoral sideshow to prime-time TV on April 11 with a linkup that ended with the challenger hanging up abruptly on the incumbent president. It followed news that Poroshenko, head of state since a snap election followed a Russian […]

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The results of Israel’s elections reveal a stark reality: Not only will Benjamin Netanyahu almost inevitably form a coalition government even further to the right than the one he already heads, but the country’s Jewish electorate has given its resounding endorsement to the policies for which he stands. Netanyahu ran a manifestly racist electoral campaign, […]

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New Zealand inquiry set to whitewash fascist murders in Christchurch By John Braddock 10 April 2019 On Monday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the terms of reference for the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the March 15 Christchurch fascist attack in which 50 Muslim worshippers were killed. The alleged mass murderer, 28-year-old Australian […]

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Russian Director Serebrennikov Freed From House Arrest

April 8, 2019           |                                       

A Moscow court has ordered the release of theater director Kirill Serebrennikov and two associates from house arrest. The three are on trial in an embezzlement case they claim is politically motivated. In an April 8 ruling, the Moscow City Court also ordered Serebrennikov, producer Yury Itin, and former Culture Ministry employee Sofia Apfelbaum not […]

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A Russiagate Requiem

April 2, 2019           |                                       

So the Mueller report is finally in, and it appears that hundreds of millions of Americans have, once again, been woefully bamboozled. Weird, how this just keeps on happening. At this point, Americans have to be the most frequently woefully bamboozled people in the entire history of woeful bamboozlement. If you didn’t know better, you’d […]

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