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Uncovering Philly law enforcement's secret bank accounts
Max Marin & Ryan Briggs: In the name of ongoing narcotics investigations, civil asset forfeiture allows Philadelphia police to seize millions in cash, cars and homes each year from ordinary citizens, even when charges aren’t brought. But what happens to these assets after they’re seized – and eventually funneled into secretive municipal bank accounts ... The records depict a slush fund for DA and police spending ... $30,000 worth of submachine guns (equipped with military-grade laser sights valued at $15,000) for police tactical units; a $16,000 website development contract; custom uniform embroidery; a $76 parking ticket; $1,000 in raccoon-removal services; a push lawn mower; a pair of outboard motors; and tens of thousands in mysterious cash withdrawals... Visit Website ]
Sep 21, 2017, 4:19pm

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In Japan, Abe seeks repeal of the Peace Constitution
Lina Sankari: Taking advantage of tensions with North Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced a plan to bring about constitutional reform by 2020. ... He announced his intention to revise the Peace Constitution, adopted after Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II ... Article 9 of the constitution forbids Japan from initiating war, limits the capacity of the country’s armed forces to a defense capacity only, and requires Japan to pursue “international peace based on justice and order.” ... “Without Article 9, Japanese leaders would not have been able to say ’no’ to the war in Iraq,” pointed out the constitutional expert Higuchi Yoichi in the Japan Times... Visit Website ]
May 23, 2017, 12:17pm

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The 'Told You So' Everyone Was Dreading—First DAPL Spill Reported
Throughout the battle over the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), Indigenous campaigners and their allies repeatedly warned it was not a question of if, but when a breach would occur. ... Now, before the pipeline is even fully operational, those warnings have come to fruition. ... AP: Wednesday-The Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of oil in South Dakota early last month, which an American Indian tribe says bolsters its argument that the pipeline jeopardizes its water supply and deserves further environmental review... Visit Website ]
May 10, 2017, 5:29pm

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Our Dishonest President
Los Angeles Times Editorial/April 2, 2017: It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters. The Times called him unprepared and unsuited for the job he was seeking, and said his election would be a “catastrophe.” ... Still, nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck. ... What is most worrisome about Trump is Trump himself. He is a man so unpredictable, so reckless, so petulant, so full of blind self-regard, so untethered to reality that it is impossible to know where his presidency will lead or how much damage he will do to our nation... Visit Website ]
Apr 3, 2017, 4:57pm

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Fake news about Venezuela: a simple recipe
Ricardo Vaz: Venezuela is often presented as an obstacle in the war on drugs, but the truth is that the main actor in the cocaine trade is neighbouring Colombia, the empire’s best friend and largest recipient of aid in the hemisphere. ... This double standard is only outrageous if we believe that the war on drugs is actually designed to eradicate the drug trade. Rather, it is supposed to manage it. In fact, drugs have been very useful for US agencies, for instance to pacify black communities and derail the black liberation movement in the 1970s.... Visit Website ]
Mar 16, 2017, 11:49am

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UK Labour Party Proposes a Maximum Wage Gap
The UK Labor Party has revived an FDR-era aspiration of imposing a maximum wage on the highest earners, among other radical proposals to stem inequality. ... “We cannot set ourselves as being a sort of grossly unequal bargain basement economy on the shores of Europe,” British Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn explained. “If we want to live in a more egalitarian society and fund our public services, we cannot go on creating worse levels of inequality.”... “We also have to address the excess,” he pointed out, “that drives that poverty pay that leaves millions of people in poverty even though they work.”... Visit Website ]
Jan 26, 2017, 4:37pm

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Mikhail Gorbachev warns world is at 'dangerous point' amid US-Russian face off over Syria
The Telegraph, UK Soaring tensions between the United States and Russia have brought the world to a “dangerous point,” Mikhail Gorbachev warned on Monday... The former Soviet leader’s intervention came amid a collapse in East-West relations over the war in Syria that has seen the Kremlin openly threaten to shoot down Western aircraft, drawing comparisons with the worst crises of the Cold War... "It is necessary to return to the main priorities. These are nuclear disarmament, the fight against terrorism, the prevention of an environmental disaster," Mr Gorbachev said... Visit Website ]
Oct 11, 2016, 10:48am

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State handouts for all? Europe set to pilot universal basic incomes
The Guardian, UK: Switzerland is poised to hold a referendum on introducing the concept, and Finnish and Dutch pilots are set for 2017... Universal basic income has a rare appeal across the political spectrum. For those on the left, it promises to eliminate poverty and liberate people stuck in dead-end workfare jobs. Small-state libertarians believe it could slash bureaucracy and create a leaner, more self-sufficient welfare system... Crucially, it is also an idea that seems to resonate across the wider public... Visit Website ]
Jun 2, 2016, 12:59pm

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More Cuban doctors and nurses arrive in west Africa to fight Ebola
The Guardian, UK: Cuba's large-scale deployment of medical staff to fight the west African Ebola outbreak continued on Wednesday as planes carrying 91 doctors and nurses from the Caribbean island arrived in Liberia and Guinea... Havana has pledged more health professionals to combat the disease than any other government, with 461 Cuban doctors and nurses receiving specialist training for a six-month mission to the affected countries...
Oct 22, 2014, 5:22pm

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Surprise! Feds Find Pattern of Excessive Force in Albuquerque PD
Ed Krayewski: The Department of Justice (DOJ), which opened an investigation into the use of force at the Albuquerque, New Mexico, police department in late 2012, announced today that its "exhaustive review" has "determined that there is reasonable cause to believe that the Albuquerque Police Department is engaged in a pattern or practice of use of excessive force, including the use of unreasonable deadly force."...
Apr 10, 2014, 4:44pm

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Syria and sarin gas: US claims have a very familiar ring
Robert Fisk: "Reports of the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons are part of a retold drama riddled with plot-holes... Is there any way of escaping the theatre of chemical weapons? First, Israeli "military intelligence" says that Bashar al-Assad's forces have used/have probably used/might have used/could use chemical weapons...
Apr 30, 2013, 1:47pm

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How the Vatican built a secret property empire using Mussolini's millions
The Guardian, UK: Papacy used offshore tax havens to create L500m international portfolio, featuring real estate in UK, France and Switzerland... The Mussolini investments in Britain are currently controlled, along with its other European holdings and a currency trading arm, by a papal official in Rome, Paolo Mennini, who is in effect the pope's merchant banker....
Jan 22, 2013, 9:42am

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Champions of 'Idle No More' Stage Blockades Across Canada
Though not officially sanctioned by the Idle No More campaign, First Nations chiefs and activists have picked up the momentum and are rallying across Canada Wednesday as part of a national day of action in solidarity with the ongoing environmental and indigenous rights campaign. Ed Note: For the most up to date information go to Brenda Norrell's Blog - Censored News.
Jan 16, 2013, 2:38pm

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Watergate Secrets Revealed
The Guardian, UK: "The files from the National Archives show that Judge John J Sirica aided the prosecution in pursuing the White House connection to the Democratic headquarters break-in at the Watergate Hotel in 1972. Sirica provided the special prosecutor information from a probation report in which one of the burglars said he was acting under orders from top Nixon administration officials...
Dec 2, 2012, 9:50am

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Black Friday slips into 'Grey Thursday' as retail giants face staff backlash
The Guardian, UK: "Workers criticise 'pure greed' as stores like Walmart and Target encroach on family time by opening on Thanksgiving Day... Walmart workers are planning strike action over the Thanksgiving holiday, supported by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and OUR Walmart, an associate led group that in October helped organise the first strike at the retailer in its 70-year history...
Nov 16, 2012, 11:52am


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