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Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s last column for the Washington Post is about freedom of speech 18.10.2018 Raw Story

In his final column for the Washington Post, Saudi-born journalist Jamal Khashoggi envisioned an Arab world with free expression — a foreboding call in light of his likely murder at the hands of the Saudi government. “There is only one country in the Arab world that has been classified as &#82...

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Federal Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels Defamation Suit Against Trump 17.10.2018 Outside the Beltway
A Federal Judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against the President
Why the FBI Used Its Kid Gloves on Brett Kavanaugh 13.10.2018 Truthout.com
The FBI's cursory investigation of Kavanaugh stands in stark contrast to their invasive probes of dissidents.

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Trump Signals Journalists Are Fair Game 12.10.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) President Trump and Jared Kushner on October 1, 2018 It should come as little surprise, I suppose, that a president who routinely demeans the press and has contempt for First Amendment demonstrations should have nothing bad to say about a regime that allegedly tortured and executed, inside its own consulate, a journalist living in exile. Never mind that the agents of that regime who are believed to have murdered the journalist also reportedly dismembered his body, and spirited it out of the diplomatic compound. If you think the case of Jamal Khashoggi is simply a Saudi thing, think again. His suspected murder, which allegedly took place in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul, could not have been carried out without the approval of the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman—the very same crown prince who pals around with Jared Kushner, President Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law, and who rules a country whose investments in the Trump and Kushner businesses have been ...
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Organizers Say Kavanaugh Isn’t “Above the Law” as Petitions to Impeach Him Surge 9.10.2018 Truthout.com
One petition is already surging toward its goal of 200,000 signatures after it was launched over the weekend.

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Colin Powell On Trump's Behavior: ‘Me The President’ As Opposed To ‘We The People' 7.10.2018 Crooks Liars
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell told CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS , that the world is aghast at the antics of Donald Trump, who insults everyone in his path and is dividing our nation into racial lines. Joined by Madeline Albright, Powell gave a scathing review of Trump's behavior towards the U.S. press, its citizens, world allies and has suggest that Trump has formed a "Me The President" instead of "We The People" presidency. 'We used to be the leader of the world that wanted to be free, but not now." He continued, “What are we doing? We’re walking away from agreements, we’re walking away from alliances that we used to have.” Trump is demanding monies from our allies just like a mafia protection racket would do. Powell is upset by Trump's actions during the Charlottesville incident and sees a real racial divide opening up in our country. He admits Trump is encouraging forces to pull us apart instead of keeping us together. Zakaria asked if Trump could be a moral leader of the world. "I don't know ...
Texas Trying To Force Students To Stand For Pledge Of Allegiance 3.10.2018 Outside the Beltway
The State of Texas is arguing in Court that a school district can force a student to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. This is a blatant violation of the First Amendment.
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Jeremy Corbyn, Anti-Semitism and the British Media 26.9.2018 Truthout.com
The Labour Party has been under attack this summer for "failing" to adopt the international definition of antisemitism."

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In Face of Supreme Court Ruling, Hartford Moves to Regulate Anti-Choice Clinics 24.9.2018 Truthout.com
A recent Supreme Court ruling won't discourage Hartford officials from fighting against deceptive pregnancy centers.

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Lawsuit Challenges Censorship of Book on Attica Prison Uprising 13.9.2018 Truthout.com
The banned book itself contains an argument for why such censorship should not be allowed in prisons.

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Chaos and Confusion on the Ship of State 12.9.2018 The Moderate Voice

How long can the political insanity persist? How long can the country function with a crazed captain at the helm, disregarding his navigators and willing to chance driving the ship of state aground? He seems to have no destination in mind and ignores the rocks when he guides the vessel close to the shoreline. There’s […]

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America is still free, and the people will be heard 6.9.2018 The Moderate Voice

“Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble.” — First Amendment to the Constitution, ratified Dec. 15, 1791 “I don’t know why they don’t take care of a situation like that. I think it’s embarrassing for the country to […]

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Google Gestapo (Cartoon, Column and Video) 3.9.2018 The Moderate Voice

Yesterday, an editor of a newspaper that will never run my work wrote to ask why do all my cartoons bash “our” president. He said he wanted more conservative and Trump-friendly cartoons to “match his readership.” Obviously, his newspaper isn’t showing up in the top search results when Trump Googles himself. The people who call […]

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State Fair's newspaper museum preserves piece of journalism's past 31.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Newspaper Museum has been running for 31 years at the State Fair. They feature a simulation of a 1930s-era newspaper press with Linotype, printing press and folder machines. As print newspapers today face down growing challenges, the museum hopes to keep the tradition alive.
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VIPS Tells Media Support for Brennan is Not Unanimous 30.8.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
In this memo, VIPS tells the news media that the revocation of John Brennan’s security clearance is falsely being portrayed as an assault on the freedom of speech of the deeply flawed, former CIA director.  August 29, 2018 TO: The…Read more →
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Judges: NC congressional map still unlawful with partisan bias 28.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The three-judge panel also raised the possibility of directing the GOP-dominated Legislature to redraw the maps by mid-September so they could be in effect for the fall elections, or getting an outside expert to do so.
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Corbyn’s Labour is Being Made to Fail – by Design 23.8.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Besieged for four years with charges of anti-semitism, Jeremy Corbyn’s allies in the Labour leadership have largely lost the stomach for battle, one that was never about substance or policy but about character assassination, says Jonathan Cook. By Jonathan Cook…Read more →
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Media Struggles Covering White Nationalists, Antifa and Trump 19.8.2018 The Moderate Voice

By Blair Bess White Supremacists were supposed to descend upon Washington, D.C. this past weekend for a demonstration commemorating the anniversary of last year’s deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. One problem. Next to no one showed up. There were more police and counter-protesters and – of course – media in attendance than the […]

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These Men and Women Do Not Need a Military Parade 17.8.2018 The Moderate Voice

The brave men and women in our Armed Forces do not need a $92 million self-aggrandizing military parade. What they need is more respect for those fighting the wildfires out West. Airmen from the Washington Air National Guard fight the Sheep Creek fire Aug. 6, 2018, near Northport, Wash. What they need is more respect […]

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Trump Revokes John Brennan’s Security Clearance, Threatens More Revocations 16.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
In what appears to be a move based purely on vindictiveness, President Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan.
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