Jailed Turkish philanthropist awaits his fate under Erdogan’s wrath

Issued on: 17/10/2021 – 11:48Modified: 17/10/2021 – 11:47 Istanbul (AFP) Jailed without a conviction since 2017, Turkish philanthropist Osman Kavala says he feels like a tool in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s attempts to blame a foreign plot for domestic dissent against his mercurial rule. A gaunt and bearded intellectual who once patronised culture and the … [Read more…]

Biden pick Rachael Rollins poses threat to N.E. if confirmed

President Biden recently named Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins to be the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts. Rollins has nothing but contempt for the rule of law. If she is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the residents of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and all of New England would suffer the consequences. Rollins became Suffolk District Attorney … [Read more…]

Opinion: Could other countries follow Czech example? | Opinion | DW

A return to liberal democracy is possible. The recent parliamentary election in the Czech Republic shows that a united opposition can topple a head of government accused of autocratic tendencies and corrupt practices. The keyword here is “united” — though a lot of common sense, political imagination and altruism are also needed for victory. Billionaire … [Read more…]

In An Unexpectedly Tight Race For Virginia Governor, Accusations Of Antisemitism Abound

October 15, 2021 In the final weeks of an unexpectedly tight race for Virginia governor, Democrats charge that the GOP candidate Glenn Youngkin’s campaign has engaged in antisemitic tactics. Looking down the ballot, Jewish and Democratic groups point to mailings, tweets and other instances where GOP candidates supported by Youngkin stand accused of trafficking in … [Read more…]

Groups behind Primary Sinema super PAC bankrolled by George Soros

A recently launched super PAC working to lay the groundwork for a primary challenge against moderate Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona in 2024 has strong financial ties to left-wing Hungarian billionaire George Soros. Primary Sinema PAC, which launched late last month to much fanfare, is the project of two groups bankrolled by Mr. Soros. … [Read more…]

Participant executive Diane Weyermann dies

Diane Weyermann, a longtime pillar of the documentary community who helped shepherd such Oscar-winning documentaries as “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Citizenfour” and “American Factory” as an executive at Participant, has died at age 66. Participant, where Weyermann served as chief content officer, announced that she died in New York on Thursday of cancer. Weyermann joined Participant … [Read more…]

Dozens of Oregon law enforcement officers have been members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia

Your browser does not support the audio element. In early summer 2018, it looked as though Oregon voters might get a chance to ban assault weapons in the state. It was barely two months since a shooter had killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The proposed Oregon ballot measure … [Read more…]