War Journalist’s First Arrest Happens in Ferguson Speech Crackdown

War Journalist’s First Arrest Happens in Ferguson Speech CrackdownVeteran international war journalist Ansgar Graw has reported in Georgia, the Gaza Strip, the Soviet Union, Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, China, and Cuba, but has never once been arrested. Now, under the boot of the man who Pulitzer winning journalist James Risen calls “the greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation” – Barack “We Tortured Some Folks” Obama – Graw has been arrested for doing journalism.

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Militarized Police and the Threat to Democracy

Militarized Police And The Threat To DemocracyPosted: As a former big city mayor of a racially diverse city, Cleveland, Ohio, I can understand the cross currents sweeping through Ferguson, Missouri. We are at a moment of national crisis in the way our domestic law enforcement is being conducted. The killing of an unarmed civilian by a law enforcement officer is, sadly, not unique.

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U.S. loses bid to dismiss ex-AIG CEO’s $25 billion lawsuit over bailout

U.S. loses bid to dismiss ex-AIG CEO’s $25 billion lawsuit over bailoutCredit: Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi Former CEO of American International Group Inc, Maurice ”Hank” Greenberg, checks his phone inside a car after leaving a building in downtown New York where he was deposed by the Attorney General’s office March 10, 2010. Judge Thomas Wheeler of the U.S.

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Foreclosures prompt lawsuits against debt collectors in N.J. – See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/business/foreclosures-go-on-trial-1.1078579#sthash.rDgUkubM.dpuf

Foreclosures prompt lawsuits against debt collectors in N.J.Seven years after the meltdown of the subprime mortgage market, New Jersey continues to be a hotbed of home repossessions by lenders, resulting in reams of foreclosure-fraud and improper-debt-collection complaints that mainly target intermediaries known as mortgage servicers.

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Obama Administration issues Martial Law Directive

Obama Administration issues Martial Law DirectiveDecember 11, 2013. Washington. Bureaucrats and politicians will never use the term Martial Law. Instead, the phrase ‘continuity of government’ is substituted. In reality, they’re the same thing. Last month, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence – the head of the entire US intelligence and security apparatus – released instructions for the implementation of Martial Law in America.

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Florida cops accused of beating driver for not rolling down his window all the way

Florida cops accused of beating driver for not rolling down his window all the way (VIDEO)Cell phone video footage of a Florida traffic stop is beginning to go viral after the man who recorded his encounter with police pleaded online for assistance because he says law enforcement’s actions forced him to move. Curtis Shannon has raised $1,745 in three days after creating a crowdfunding site to help ” recover ” from an incident that occurred outside his St.

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Mass. IDs at odds with federal law

Massachusetts licenses rejected in parts of Washington, D.C. – The Boston GlobeWASHINGTON – Susan Podziba couldn’t enter a federal building near Washington last week because her identification revealed an unrecognized location: Massachusetts. Bay State residents, as of late July, can’t use their driver’s licenses to get inside some government agencies. It’s the latest step in a federal law that pushes states to verify citizenship and update security standards when they issue licenses.

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Bank of America Settlement Ends Mortgage Crisis Lawsuits? Not So Fast

Bank of America Settlement Ends Mortgage Crisis Lawsuits? Not So FastWhile some observers have suggested that Bank of America’s big settlement with the federal government, BofA to Pay $16.65 Billion in Historic Mortgage Settlement, marks an end to the raft of lawsuits over the mortgage crisis which spawned the financial crisis of 2008-2009, a U.S. circuit court ruling suggests otherwise.

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How the Ultra-Rich .01% Have Sucked Up Even More of America’s Wealth Than You Think

How the Ultra-Rich .01% Have Sucked Up Even More of America’s Wealth Than You ThinkThis excerpt is adapted from the new book, The Economics of Revolution. An extensive analysis of economic conditions and government policy reveals that the need for significant systemic change is now a mathematical fact. Corruption, greed and economic inequality have reached a peak tipping point.

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Banksters win again: BoA settlement with US govt allows Wall St fraudsters to ‘act with impunity,’ critics say

Banksters win again: BoA settlement with US govt allows Wall St fraudsters to ‘act with impunity,’ critics sayWhile the US government touted its “record” settlement reached this week with Bank of America for mortgage fraud that helped fuel the 2008 recession, the details of the agreement indicate yet another slap on the wrist for an offending Wall Street titan.

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Man arrested for filming NYPD stop-and-frisk gets $125k settlement

Man arrested for filming NYPD stop-and-frisk gets $125k settlementReuters / Eduardo Munoz The New York Police Department reached a $125,000 settlement with a man who says he was arrested and strip-searched for photographing officers performing a stop-and-frisk operation in 2012. Dick George was sitting in his car in Flatbush on June 14, 2012, when he spotted three African-American youths getting searched by police employing the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy.

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Former Countrywide Exec To Face Civil Case Amid Bank Of America Settlement

Who Is Angelo Mozilo? Former Countrywide Exec To Face Civil Case Amid Bank Of America SettlementFederal prosecutors are poised to pursue a civil case against Angelo Mozilo, the disgraced Countrywide Financial co-founder, according to multiple sources. Mozilo is widely regarded as the archetype of the corporate misbehavior that led to the 2008 U.S. financial crisis. The civil lawsuit follows a U.S.

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