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The Dissenter

15 Apr 2019

Group of Centrist Democrats Undermine Federal $15 Minimum Wage Bill

Centrist Democrats in the Senate and House of Representatives proposed federal minimum wage legislation that would preserve low wages in rural areas.

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WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange is expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy and arrested by British police. Screenshot of Ruptly coverage.
11 Apr 2019

Justice Department Charges Julian Assange With Computer Crime But Alleges Conspiracy To Abet Espionage

The Justice Department dramatically escalated its political prosecution of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange, alleging he abetted the disclosure of classified information.

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10 Apr 2019

Pentagon Contracts Show US Army Subsidized Production Of National Geographic’s ‘Long Road Home’

Production assistance agreements released by the Defense Department show the United States military used taxpayer money to subsidize part of the production of the National Geographic series, “The Long Road Home,” and a companion documentary.

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Photos from the rally against the proposed Kinder Morgan oil pipeline on Burnaby Mountain. Monday, November 17th, 2014. Photo by Mark Klotz on Flickr.
09 Apr 2019

Washington Appeals Court: Evidence May Prove Climate Action Against Tar Sands Pipeline Was Necessary

A WA appeals court concluded a trial court violated climate activist Kenneth Ward’s constitutional rights by prohibiting him from presenting a necessity defense.

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The Bullpen

12 May 2015

The Roundup for May 11th, 2015

Made two different cakes today! Quite proud of my baking ability. You can be find what I made, for both, here. International Politics Overall – The U.S. is scrambling to reassure its allies in the Gulf things are fine – As a result of bombardment from Yemen, a Pakistan and

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11 May 2015

DNI Clapper’s Lawyer Claiming Clapper Lied To Congress Because He ‘Forgot’ About NSA Program

From the Department of you can’t be serious. The top lawyer for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is making a novel argument as to why Clapper did not technically commit perjury despite saying something he knew to be untrue while testifying under oath before Congress – Clapper somehow “forgot”

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11 May 2015

The Weekend Roundup for May 9-10th, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day!/Feliz Dia de Madre! International Politics Overall – The U.S., in spite of a Conservative victory in Britain, is a little hesitant to join with British Prime Minister David Cameron over the latter’s refusal to deal with foreign policy – The rebels in Yemen agreed to a five-day

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09 May 2015

The Roundup for May 8th, 2015

Folks, bear with us in terms of these changes. I’m sure it’s new and, in some cases, still tedious at times. However, if we are to make changes going forward, then this is the best to ensure our efforts can still be strong. International Politics Overall – Inspectors of chemical

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08 May 2015

Obama And Clinton Endorse USA Freedom Act After Court Ruling

Congress should move ahead now with the USA Freedom Act—a good step forward in ongoing efforts to protect our security & civil liberties. -H — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 7, 2015 In the aftermath of yesterday’s court ruling and the looming June 1st deadline to reauthorize the section of the

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07 May 2015

The Roundup for May 7th, 2015

Such a lively, lovely day. Argh, if only the live version of today’s song from their performance at Los Angeles in 2004 was available, then I would place it. International Politics Overall – Pew: Despite both German and U.S. citizens saying they are both reliable as an ally, they do

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