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Exxon's Conspiracy Charges Aim to Derail Climate Lawsuits

February 23, 2018 - 1:20am

Oil giant ExxonMobil is engaged in unprecedented efforts to sue and harass in court the very people who are investigating and suing the company over global warming. Faced with determined efforts by states and localities to hold it and other fossil fuel companies accountable for contributing to, and concealing the evidence of, climate change, Exxon is crying foul, contending that it's the victim of politically- and financially-motivated conspiracies.

The Latest Southern City to Take on the Cash Bail System

February 21, 2018 - 4:00pm

Last year, Southerners on New Ground (SONG) -- the region's largest queer liberation group -- initiated their Black Mama's Bail Out campaign to raise money to free poor Black women from jail while awaiting trial and to draw attention to what it calls "the immoral system" of cash bail that affects people of color disproportionately. Centered around Mother's Day, the campaign sought to honor the contributions that Black women make to the community and recognize the harm inflicted when they're separated from their loved ones. 

The #MeToo Movement Will Produce Victims of Its Own

February 17, 2018 - 4:31am

The #MeToo Movement Will Produce Victims of Its Own
Paul Craig Roberts
From the standpoint of the #MeToo movement, the wrong country was banned from the Olympics. It should have been the US, not Russia. According to MeToo women, the US Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics covered up Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of US athletes for years.
In contrast, the Russian doping scandal appears to be an orchestration by Washington as part of its ongoing policy to isolate Russia.

In 35 States, Cops Can Legally Have Sex With Someone in Custody

February 16, 2018 - 1:17am

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It should go without saying that a person in police custody is not in a position to consent to sex -- but apparently, it needs to be reiterated.