Daily Archives: December 23, 2022

Coup Bombshells Put Heat On Garland To Indict Trump, Says MSNBC’s Melber


Dec 23, 2022

The January 6th Report drops with a blueprint for The Department of Justice on how to indict former president Trump and the alleged coup plotters. In this special report, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber walks through the January 6th Committee’s exhaustive, meticulous mountain of evidence and how close they came to pulling off a coup that would have “ended democracy and the rule of law as we know it.” Melber says it’s time for Garland to weigh that evidence without fear or favor to the people involved.

Trump Team’s Inability To Remember Anything From Jan. 6 Strains Credulity

MSNBC – Dec 23, 2022

Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney, talks with Alex Wagner about the frequency with which Donald Trump associates told January 6 Committee interviewers that they couldn’t recall details surrounding the events of January 6, and how Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony about being coached to claim she couldn’t remember things makes these other answers suspect.

Shell to pay €15M to Nigerian farmers in compensation over oil leaks but accepts no liability

FRANCE 24 English – Dec 23, 2022

After over a decade of legal battles, Nigerian farmers and their communities will be given compensation from the oil giant over damage caused by pipeline leaks. Also in this edition: the UN coordinator in Burkina Faso is declared persona non grata after warning about security issues, which the government says is an unfounded claim that could hurt investment in the country. But tradespeople and economists are also warning of growing instability in the country that is putting off investors. And lastly, rediscover the ancient Egyptian tradition of foie gras.

Jan. 6 committee urges Congress to consider barring Trump from holding office

PBS NewsHour – Dec 23. 2022

The committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol released its final report Thursday night. The committee lays the blame squarely on former President Trump, writing none of the events would have happened without him. The members conclude with 11 recommendations to prevent a similar attack. Rep. Zoe Lofgren served on the committee and joined Judy Woodruff to discuss the report.

Over 200 Million People Under Winter Weather Alerts Across U.S.

NBC News – Dec 23, 2022

The brutal arctic blast is sweeping the U.S. and hitting the East with a historic blizzard and treacherous whiteout conditions, prompting a travel ban in Buffalo. NBC News’ Gabe Gutierrez has more details on the fast-developing weather system.

He Did It: Full Jan. 6 Report Scorches Trump “Crimes” | Trump

MSNBC – Dec 23, 2022

The January 6th Report drops with a roadmap for Trump charges and a push for The Department of Justice to indict the former president and his alleged coup plotters. In this special report, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaks down the 845 page report revealing the incriminating litany of bombshells against Trump, many of his aides and GOP operatives.

Final Report of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attach on the United States Capitol



Democracy Now! Dec 23, 2022

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Transforming the Code of Capital | The Laws of Capitalism Episode 7

New Economic Thinking Dec 7, 2022

Can we reform the legal code? In the series finale, Prof. Pistor reminds us that the legal system is a social resource, but it has been harnessed by private actors to create and accumulate immense private wealth. This has not only produced economic inequality today, but also inequality before the law. Private actors can opt out of jurisdictions, restrict the policy space of governments, and erode democracy.

Rwanda accused of supporting rebel militias in DR Congo | DW News

DW News Dec 23, 2022

France and Germany became the latest parties to openly accuse Rwanda of supporting M23, one of several militant groups operating in the eastern DRC. During a visit to the DRC on Tuesday, French Minister of State for Development Chrysoula Zacharopoulou told reporters the M23 must lay down its arms and abandon the areas it occupies. “Rwanda, because it must be named, must stop supporting the M23,” she said. “We must put an end to the repetition of history in this region.” After lying mostly dormant for years, the group resumed fighting late last year, making significant advances, capturing several towns and villages, including Rutshuru and Kiwanja. The Congolese government accuses Rwanda of supporting the M23 with troops and firepower. A UN group of expert found “solid evidence” earlier this year that Kigali has supported the M23 rebel group’s advance in the east. Rwandan President Paul Kagame, speaking on the sidelines of a recent US-Africa summit, however, denied his country’s involvement in the fighting saying it is “Congo’s problem.”

How Europe wants to come clean with its colonial past | DW News

DW News Dec 23, 2022

Germany has handed historical artifacts back to Nigeria that had been looted and sold by the British. Although Germany is the first country to start returning the Benin bronzes, many say it still has to do more to tackle its colonial legacy.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte delivered a speech on Monday formally apologizing for his country’s historical role in slavery and its consequences into the present day. He also said that slavery must be recognized in “the clearest terms” as “a crime against humanity.” According to Rutte, the government will establish a fund for initiatives that will help tackle the legacy of slavery in the Netherlands and its former colonies. The move marked a U-turn for the Dutch prime minister, who had previously refused to deliver the apology, arguing that it would start a “polarizing” debate in the Netherlands.

Some groups and affected countries have criticized the move, saying they were not consulted by the Netherlands about this. Activist groups in the Netherlands said the apology should have been delivered on July 1 instead — on the annual celebration of “Keti Koti,” or Breaking the Chains in Surinamese, marking the anniversary of the abolition of slavery 160 years ago.

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