Three White Supremacy Trials: Dahlia Lithwick on Charlottesville, Rittenhouse & Arbery Murder Case

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, the War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman joined by Democracy Now! cohost Nermeen Shaikh. Hi, Nermeen. NERMEEN SHAIKH: Hi, Amy, and welcome to our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world. …
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Justice for Black Women & Girls: R. Kelly Found Guilty in Sex Crimes Case After Decades of Abuse

R&B singer R. Kelly is guilty of a series of charges, including racketeering based on sexual exploitation of children, kidnapping, forced labor and transporting people across state lines for sex. Jurors in the federal trial returned their verdict Monday after 11 accusers — nine women and two men — and 34 other witnesses detailed Kelly’s …
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Geronimo judge delivers hare-raising verdict in badger cull case

Support us and go ad-free Ecologist Tom Langton recently mounted a legal case against the Conservative government over its ongoing killing of badgers. In particular, Langton challenged whether the government had paid regard to conserving biodiversity in plans laid out in its ‘Next Steps‘ strategy. The government has a statutory duty to “have regard… to …
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Michael Gove loses court case over lack of of sign language at Covid briefings

Support us and go ad-free A deaf woman who took High Court action after complaining about a lack of British Sign Language interpreters at Government Covid-19 briefings in England has won a compensation fight. Katie Rowley took legal action against Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove. Rowley, a self-employed actor and writer, said the government had …
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Tommy Robinson loses libel case against Syrian schoolboy

Support us and go ad-free Tommy Robinson has lost a libel case brought against him by a Syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked at school. Damages The English Defence League founder – whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – was sued by Jamal Hijazi, who was assaulted in the playground at Almondbury Community School …
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As case of stolen Venezuelan gold reaches court, the UK still backs coup leader Juan Guaidó

Support us and go ad-free As The Canary has extensively reported, since January 2019 Venezuela has been subjected to a US-backed coup attempt. The putsch began when a previously unknown member of Venezuela’s legislature declared himself ‘interim president’. He was quickly recognized as the oil rich South American country’s legitimate leader by the US and …
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Coronavirus case rates at record high in one in six local areas of England

Support us and go ad-free Around one in six areas in England are now reporting their highest rate of new Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases since comparable records began last summer, when mass testing was first introduced in the UK. The list includes almost all local authority areas in north-east England, close to a half in south-west …
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FBI collusion with discredited witness may undermine entire Assange extradition case

Support us and go ad-free A star prosecution witness in the US extradition case brought against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has admitted he lied in his testimony to US authorities. But there’s another dimension too, as previously leaked emails clearly show that the witness was groomed by the FBI. Altogether, this may provide an opportunity …
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Two major developments in Julian Assange’s case could be game-changing

Support us and go ad-free The case of Julian Assange has seen two developments in recent days. Both are significant, and both could be central to how the future looks for the imprisoned journalist. Assange: MPs take action First, former British Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn and current Labour MPs Diane Abbott and Richard Burgon visited …
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Attorney: U.S. Case Against Julian Assange Falls Apart, as Key Witness Says He Lied to Get Immunity

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We turn now to a major development in the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who the U.S. State Department is pushing to extradite from Britain. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison if brought to the United States, …
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