Monthly Archives: January 2015

Dead man talking. Please listen up, y’all.

Report: Blind, Deaf, Disabled Inmates Abused in Prison | The Texas Tribune [Otis] Talbert was transferred to a hospital and pronounced “brain dead,” McGiverin wrote in a lawsuit against the prison agency. “For months, the doctors urged his family to … Continue reading

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Barrett Brown, the $1M phone call and our dirty DoJ

My Post Cyberpunk Indentured Servitude – The Daily Beast The dozen or so Americans who still have faith in the essential decency of the D.O.J., despite the assorted scandals of the last 15 years, might find it hard to believe … Continue reading

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Reprieve: UK’s Andy Tsege is still being held – incommunicado – in Ethiopia

Additional video links appear at the end of Reprieve’s press release.   Reprieve: +44 (0) 7792 351 660 For immediate release: Sat Jan 31, 2015 FCO failed to act on death row Brit’s ‘illegal’ Ethiopia rendition   The UK Government … Continue reading

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Why We Must Say ‘No’ to the TPP

Originally posted on JoAnn Chateau:
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains why we must say ‘No’ to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest – and worst – trade deal you’ve never heard of…

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Reprieve: Pakistan apparently abandons claim it will only execute terrorists

Reprieve: +44 (0) 207 553 8140 For immediate release: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8000 death row prisoners at risk as Pakistan plans execution of non-terrorists A Pakistani Court has ordered the first execution of a prisoner who was neither charged … Continue reading

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@NationalBar applauds Baltimore police chief for requesting federal investigation

[Personal note: recently, I read a couple of reporters disparaging remarks about printing information from press releases that weren’t vetted. I often print un-vetted press releases, because I’m aware that what passes for “vetting” by the majority of mainstream reporters … Continue reading

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The Rebuild America Act

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