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Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff: Not a Coup but Payback for Systemic Corruption

Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff: Not a Coup but Payback for Systemic Corruption

By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier In a public open vote, Brazil’s lower house voted overwhelmingly on April 17, 2016 to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. The tally of 367 for impeachment, as opposed to 137 against and 7 abstentions, far exceeded the two-thirds majority that was required. Rousseff says it’s a coup; the mainstream media say it’s a coup; [...]

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Litvinenko Inquiry: Death of Justice in the United Kingdom

Litvinenko Inquiry: Death of Justice in the United Kingdom

On January 21, 2015, Sir Robert Michael Owen, a High Court judge on the verge of retirement, in his inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko made the following statement.[1] “I am sure that Mr Litvinenko did not ingest the polonium 210 either by accident or to commit suicide. I am sure, rather, that he [...]

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Assault on Journalists: The Case of Haiti

Assault on Journalists: The Case of Haiti

According to the International News Safety Institute (INSI), over 100 journalists were killed in 2015, many of them by assassins. However shocking this number might be, it merely gives a glimpse into the savagery that has been unleashed against members of the press throughout the world. For one, journalists who work for small community radio [...]

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Human Rights of Children in Turkey: The Thin Line Between Sin and Crime

Human Rights of Children in Turkey: The Thin Line Between Sin and Crime

Rather than blindly go along with the commonly held concepts of crime, criminality, punishment and detention, there is a need to formulate new concepts and new kinds of organization. Is it a crime for a wild animal to eat another animal because it is hungry? Is it a crime for human beings to kill and [...]

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Barrett Brown: The Sentencing of American Journalism

Barrett Brown: The Sentencing of American Journalism

“The US government decided today that because I did such a good job investigating the cyber-industrial complex, they’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.” Barrett Brown. He always did murky and dark well, adopting a cavalier attitude that earned him admirers and steadfast enemies. Such an awkward term as the angel [...]

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