Abu-Jamal, a journalist and former member of the Black Panther Party, has maintained his innocence since he was arrested after the killing of Faulkner and has been labelled by many as the most prominent political prisoner in the United States. Noelle Hanrahan, who co-wrote and produced the documentary "Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary," told By Any Means Necessary on Radio Sputnik that it is corruption keeping Mumia in jail. "If you undo the corruption in Mumia's case, if you look for Mumia's innocence, it involves an enormous amount of people who are going to fall," Hanrahan said. "It's gonna unveil the corruption that exists through the whole system." Judith Ritter, Abu-Jamal's attorney, is trying to get him a new trial. She asked the judge Monday to vacate previous, failed appeals so her defendant he can make a new one. © Flickr/ Prison RadioPrisoner and Journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal Denied … [Read more...] about US Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Appeal Hinges on Memo ‘Scrubbed’ by DA
Blankfein said — jokingly — that there’s a global Trump frenzy. Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said political volatility is the new normal in the U.S. In an interview with POLITICO in Brussels on Thursday, Goldman’s chief said the situation nowadays is peculiar because the “economy is pretty good and politics are as bitter and as negative as I’ve ever seen it.” “One of the common slogans of the U.S. political scene is, it’s the economy stupid … it doesn’t feel like that now.” Blankfein also underlined that he doesn’t “get hysterical at every pronouncement [made by U.S. President Donald Trump]” because there’s a difference between the rhetoric and what actually gets done. But he added — jokingly — that there’s a global Trump frenzy. “I’m sure there are villages in the Amazon that don’t have electricity, never heard of a television, and everyday … [Read more...] about Goldman Sachs chief: US politics ‘as negative as I’ve ever seen’
By Ronan JenningsMODERN America is a far cry from perfect, but at least it’s not Far Cry’s Montana. In Far Cry 5, the Treasure State is home to a violent religious cult called Eden’s Gate who, at one point, make children eat their own parents.If you’re not sure whether that sound horrific or hilarious, don’t worry — it’s the latter. Far Cry 5 makes no attempt to be a serious game about cults or modern US politics, instead settling for being an action-packed, campy game about roaming the US parklands.Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be a problem — Far Cry has never exactly taken itself seriously — but after Ubisoft’s marketing egged up the extremist antagonists, and with many expecting the game to riff on Donald Trump’s regime, the end result is somewhat disjointed and tame by comparison.Ironically, the Eden’s Gate cult aren’t the real extremist Americans in the game — instead, that’s you. As a … [Read more...] about GameTech: Far Cry from US political landscape
Says EU extended GSP Plus after admitting that Islamabad took steps to eliminate terror financing 0SHARES Share Tweet Email ISays EU extended GSP Plus after admitting that Islamabad took steps to eliminate terror financing. PHOTO: FILE ISLAMABAD: The government said on Friday that the decision of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to put Pakistan on its grey list was taken at the behest of the US to serve ‘political motives’. Three ministers of the ruling PML-N summarised the FATF decision as such while unveiling the government’s plan to present the next federal budget before Parliament on April 27. Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, who is also the planning minister, Division (Interior) said that a grey-list sword was now hanging over Pakistan because the country had recently graduated from black to grey and then to the white list in the last few years. He said the European Union had extended GSP Plus after admitting that … [Read more...] about US ‘political motives’ behind FATF listing: Iqbal
THE right-wing maverisk political consultant Roger Stone warrants at least a couple of mentions in books by senior US Democrats analysing the shock 2016 election defeat of Hilary Clinton by Donald Trump. They’re not what you would describe as complimentary. Clinton herself describes Stone as a “such a bizarre character [that] it was hard to know how seriously to take anything he said”. Donna Brazile, former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, goes further describing him thus: “That sleazy, leering, white-haired Nixon operative who was a big supporter of Donald Trump." Stone, 65, is a notorious provocateur and the consummate Republican insider - and he is on his way to the UK for a speaking tour, so prepare for some shocking behaviour or comment, this is the man who infamously said, after all, that there would be an 'insurrection' if Trump was ever impeached. Stone was a bit-player in Watergate, was involved with George H. W. Bush’s … [Read more...] about Profile: Be afraid, be very afraid, Roger Stone, the sinister Forrest Gump of US politics, is coming our way ….