White Nationalists on Trial in Charlottesville over Deadly Rally After Victims Sued Under KKK Act

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Four years after the deadly white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, jury selection has begun in a federal civil trial that charges the organizers with an unlawful conspiracy to commit violent acts. On August 11, 2017, in …
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Climate Profiteering: $13.5B Trust for California Fire Victims Funnels Funds to Lawyers & Consultants

We look at the corporate profiteering off people who lost their homes and loved ones to recent fires in California, where wildfires continue to rage amid record temperatures. A major investigation by KQED and The California Report found a special trust set up to distribute $13.5 billion to survivors of wildfires caused by PG&E — …
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Meet the Father Who Tricked Ex-NRA Head into Addressing 3,044 Empty Chairs for Gun Violence Victims

The parents of a student killed in the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School duped a former president of the National Rifle Association into giving a high school graduation speech defending gun rights in front of 3,044 empty white chairs — one chair for each student who could not graduate this year because …
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A 14-day global campaign demands justice for victims of Bolivia coup

Support us and go ad-free On 10 November 2019, the democratically elected government of Evo Morales in Bolivia was overthrown by a US-government supported military coup. The coup regime, also supported by the UK and the European Union, presided over mass human rights violations and was met with widespread resistance from social movements in Bolivia. …
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Apology does not help rape victims whose cases were dropped, commissioner warns

Support us and go ad-free The Government’s apology over its dire rape conviction record will not comfort those people whose cases have been dropped, the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales has said. Dame Vera Baird QC said the ministerial apology within its long-awaited Rape Review was a “milestone” which would effectively force the Government …
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Philly Health Commissioner Resigns After Mayor Reveals MOVE Bombing Victims’ Remains Cremated in 2017

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Thursday marked the 36th anniversary of the Philadelphia police bombing of the home of the radical, Black liberation, anti-police-brutality group MOVE that killed six adults and five children and burned down two city blocks. In a major development, Philadelphia Mayor …
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Calls for UK apology after coroner finds Ballymurphy victims ‘entirely innocent’

Calls are growing for the UK government to issue an apology to the families of 10 civilians killed in west Belfast in 1971. Apology now Fresh inquests into the deaths involving the Army concluded that the victims were “entirely innocent” and soldiers were responsible for nine of the fatal shootings. Coroner justice Keegan found that …
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These are the MPs who stuck two fingers up at Grenfell victims

On 24 February, Tory MPs voted against implementing key recommendations from the Grenfell inquiry and protecting leaseholders from the costs of repairing dangerous cladding. The vote took place nearly four years after the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 72 people. 318 Conservative MPs voted against amendments to the fire safety bill, which would have placed …
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Lewis dismisses claims about victims’ payment funding

Secretary of state for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis has dismissed claims from Stormont’s finance minister that he does not have the money to fund a victims’ payment scheme. Conor Murphy asserted that the Executive coffers will not stretch to cover the costs of the scheme, which seeks to compensate people injured during the 1968-98 conflict. …
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“Blackwater’s Youngest Victim”: 9-Year-Old Ali Kinani Was Among Victims of Trump’s Pardoned Killers

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman. President Trump’s pardon of four former Blackwater mercenaries convicted for their role in a massacre in Baghdad has sparked outrage in Iraq. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said the decision …
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