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Trump DOJ to Appeal Maryland Ruling against Muslim Ban 2.0

By Nadia Prupis on March 18, 2017

Photo: Bill Hackwell

The Trump administration on Friday filed papers to appeal a ruling that blocked the president’s revised travel ban, setting up a new legal showdown over the executive order that opponents have called “Muslim ban 2.0.” (more…)

Key Democratic Officials Now Warning Base Not to Expect Evidence of Trump/Russia Collusion

By Glenn Greenwald on March 16, 2017

Rachel Maddow: “Russians may be controlling our government.”

From MSNBC politics shows to town hall meetings across the country, the overarching issue for the Democratic Party’s base since Trump’s victory has been Russia, often suffocating attention for other issues. (more…)

US Attorney General Sessions Praises Guantanamo as a “Very Fine Place”

By Bill Van Auken on March 11, 2017

While Cuba continues to be wrongfully charged in the U.S. media for human rights abuses the reality is that the only human rights abuses on the island takes place in the U.S. torture prison in Guantánamo. (more…)

Honoring Lynne Stewart: People’s Lawyer, Freedom Fighter PRESENTÈ!

By Mumia Abu Jamal on March 11, 2017

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Lynne Stewart, after 78 winters in America, has died, after battling for years against breast cancer.

But that was just some of her battles, and like most of us, she won some, and lost some. But she never stopped fighting! (more…)

Ecuador Will Prohibit Public Officials from Holding Assets in Tax Havens

March 10, 2017

Last February 19, in an unprecedented referendum on tax havens, held in parallel to the general elections, a 55% majority of Ecuadorian voters determined that no elected official or public servant will be able to hold assets or capital in tax havens. (more…)

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