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Legal victory stops steal in ‘Bama! Well, almost… Voting rights victory lasted just 9 hours: Republican judges overturn ruling to prevent ballot-box stuffing

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:39:21 +0000

By Greg Palast I hope you savored the moment. Yesterday, Monday December 11, voting rights advocate John Brakey won a court order – in Montgomery, Alabama no less – requiring every county to keep copies of their ballots after the voting Tuesday. Now, you may think that in a democracy, in the United States of […]

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Well, almost…
Voting rights victory lasted just 9 hours:
Republican judges overturn ruling
to prevent ballot-box stuffing
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TRO Saves Alabama Senate Race Ballot Images — Well, ALMOST!!!A Republican, A Democrat, An Independent, And A Minister Walk Into An Alabama Court… And Successfully Sue To Preserve Digital Voting Records… UPDATE: Court Order Stayed In Ex-Parte Hearing

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:01:59 +0000

By Nicole Powers A group of Alabama voting rights activists have secured a temporary restraining order to stop digital election records being destroyed after Tuesday’s highly contentious Senate special election between Doug Jones (D) and Roy Moore (R). The preliminary injunction, issued by a Montgomery circuit court judge, orders all Alabama counties to save all […]

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A Republican, A Democrat, An Independent, And A Minister Walk Into An Alabama Court… And Successfully Sue To Preserve Digital Voting Records… UPDATE: Court Order Stayed In Ex-Parte Hearing
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Judge Moore’s Campaign Chief Directed Illegal Voter Caging

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:51:09 +0000

By Greg Palast In 2004, BBC TV exposed Brett Doster, now Judge Roy Moore’s campaign chief, for illegally "caging" Black, Hispanic, and Jewish voters, a crime explained by Bobby Kennedy, Jr. in our film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. The Palast team got our hands on highly confidential documents from inside the George W. […]

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Directed Illegal Voter Caging
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Poor People’s Non-Profit Bank Sues Trump Over Illegal Seizure Of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 01:40:43 +0000

By Greg Palast Medal of Honor for the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union — the poor people’s non-profit bank that's suing Donald Trump over the illegal seizure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (see story). This is the same little bank that took on Goldman Sachs (see my Democracy Now! report above) and […]

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Lower East Side People vs Trump: NY Credit Union Sues To Save Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 01:03:19 +0000

By Nicole Powers The Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union has filed a lawsuit to block Donald Trump from installing Mick Mulvaney as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by New York law firm Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & […]

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NY Credit Union Sues To Save
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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Flashpoints: The Pigs In The Pipeline — And In The White House

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:05:03 +0000

by Greg Palast with Dennis J Bernstein Last month the Keystone pipeline cracked in South Dakota and dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of the dirtiest tar sands oil onto a previously pristine prairie. In this episode of Flashpoints we discuss how this burst came about when there were supposed to be foolproof high tech […]

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Vote “Caging” Gets legal?!? RNC Asks Court To Lift Consent Decree That Blocked Jim Crow Voter Purge Scam

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:22:15 +0000

By Greg Palast [Above:Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. explains "caging".] The RNC is petitioning a federal district court in New Jersey to lift a Consent Decree that blocked an ugly Jim Crow voter purge scam known as "caging." Here’s an excerpt from a memo filed on November 5th, 2016 by the presiding US District Judge, John […]

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RNC Asks Court To Lift Consent Decree That Blocked Jim Crow Voter Purge Scam
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The Keystone Pipeline And The Safety PIG That Was Muzzled So It Couldn’t Squeal

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:19:25 +0000

Last week the Keystone pipeline cracked in South Dakota and dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of the dirtiest tar sands oil onto a previously pristine prairie. Was the problem caused by a muzzled PIG? Federal law requires pipelines, like the Keystone, to be regularly inspected to spot corrosion, failing welds, minor leaks, and other […]

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The Pig That Burst The Keystone Pipeline

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:11:44 +0000

by Greg Palast Yesterday, the Keystone pipeline cracked and dumped 210,000 gallons of oil onto the South Dakota prairie. Here’s the reason the pipeline burst: the PIG didn’t squeal. The PIG, the Pipeline Inspection Gauge, is sent through the Keystone to check for evidence of any leak, failure, or corrosion that will cause it to […]

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And Behind The Keystone XL Pipeline: Yes, The Kochs

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:58:51 +0000

By Greg Palast This week, Nebraska will decide on whether to approve an extension of the Keystone pipeline which will carry the oil down to Texas. Oil to Texas?! Texas is drowning in oil. So why a dangerous pipeline to bring oil from Canada to Texas? The answer: Koch. Koch Industries owns an oil refinery […]

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Yes, The Kochs
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