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'We are on verge of autocracy': Poles protest Supreme Court law

New law forcing top court's judges into retirement is a further attempt by the government to extend power, say critics.

Now, a new law that will come into effect on Tuesday is targeting the country's highest court - the Supreme Court - by forcing 40 percent of its judges into early retirement.

Many consider it the most flagrant attempt to control the country's judiciary and an unwelcome turning point for the country's waning democracy.

"It's a question of to be or not to be for Poland as a liberal democracy founded on the rule of law,"

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/verge-autocracy-poles-protest-supreme-court-law-180701184717089.html

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Just learn this after Googling today's news about the Cleveland's University liable lawsuit. (see Healthcare in America thread)

Parents who lost embryos in Cleveland hospital malfunction hold memorial service

https://www.nbc4i.com/news/state-news/parents-who-lost-embryos-in-cleveland-hospital-malfunction-hold-memorial-service/1176646533

https://www.wkyc.com/video/news/uh-memorial-service-for-embryos-lost/95-8126577

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Yemen’s spiraling hunger crisis is a man-made disaster

One of the poorest countries in the Middle East, Yemen's war has pushed it to the brink of famine. A Saudi blockade has slowed the flow of food and helped push prices up. Markets and businesses are ruined from airstrikes. Millions are destitute. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson smuggled herself across front lines to report on what's happening inside the world's worst humanitarian disaster.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/yemens-spiraling-hunger-crisis-is-a-man-made-disaster?utm_source=frontline&utm_term=social&utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_term=20180703&utm_content=1645140565&utm_campaign=Frontline Season 36&linkId=53825321

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Millions of Yemenis struggle to survive behind rebel lines

 

Why it matters:“America’s help with that campaign has driven bitter resentment here,” Ferguson reported. Ports and shipping routes are blockaded, which at times has also cut off medical treatment. Twenty-two million people need humanitarian aid every day.

“Millions are on the brink of starvation, and the worst cholera outbreak in modern history rages on,” Ferguson reported.

Three years of war have worn Yemenis down, but they also believe America could end it quickly, according to Ferguson....

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/5-important-stories-that-have-nothing-to-do-with-the-supreme-court-fight

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https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/family-of-james-foley-sues-syrian-govt-for-200-million/

Family of James Foley sues Syrian gov’t for $200 million

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The family of James Foley has filed a lawsuit against the Syrian government via the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C., alleging they played a role in the brutal death of the journalist.

According to the lawsuit, “Daesh was operating with the material support of the Syrian
Arab Republic (hereinafter “Syria” or “Assad Regime”). Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
(hereinafter “Assad”) and his security apparatus deliberately took steps to help create and
thereafter greatly assisted Daesh in its terrorist operations, which it used as a sham opponent in the Syrian civil war to bolster Syria’s negotiating power against Western powers threatening the Assad regime.”

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https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/report-n-korea-asked-israel-for-1-billion-to-stop-missile-sale-1.6249205

North Korea Reportedly Asked Israel for $1 Billion in Cash to Halt Missile Sale to Iran

Pyongyang tried to persuade Jerusalem in 1999 to pay up in a meeting between the Israeli and North Korean envoys to Sweden, the Wall Street Journal reports ■ Israel said to have refused the offer

North Korea reportedly extended an offer to Israel in 1999 to nix its agreements to sell missile technology to Iran and other enemy states that posed a threat to the Jewish state at the time - if Israel paid Pyongyang $1 billion in cash.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal published Sunday, Israel did not take the offer. Instead, Jerusalem offered food aid and the talks ended without an agreement.

The alleged and failed extortion attempt took place during an exchange between North Korea's envoy to Sweden and his Israeli counterpart while the pair met in a café in Stockholm, the Journal reported.

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5 hours ago, Gershwin fan said:

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/family-of-james-foley-sues-syrian-govt-for-200-million/

Family of James Foley sues Syrian gov’t for $200 million

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The family of James Foley has filed a lawsuit against the Syrian government via the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C., alleging they played a role in the brutal death of the journalist.

According to the lawsuit, “Daesh was operating with the material support of the Syrian
Arab Republic (hereinafter “Syria” or “Assad Regime”). Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
(hereinafter “Assad”) and his security apparatus deliberately took steps to help create and
thereafter greatly assisted Daesh in its terrorist operations, which it used as a sham opponent in the Syrian civil war to bolster Syria’s negotiating power against Western powers threatening the Assad regime.”

 

Good luck, you thought Ron Goldman had a tough time collecting.

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http://labor411.org/411-blog/2124-police-attack-striking-amazon-workers-as-jeff-bezos-net-worth-hits-150-billion

Police Attack Striking Amazon Workers as Jeff Bezos' Net Worth Hits $150 Billion

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Jeff Bezos reached $150 billion today in net worth. At the same time, Amazon workers were assaulted by police in Spain.

Telesur reports:

"The Spanish National Police charged at several Amazon workers Tuesday in the logistics center of San Fernando de Henares, in the outskirts of Madrid, who are participating in the three-day strike against the company's efforts to reduce workers' rights

 

Workers on strike have also called on consumers to boycott Amazon in solidarity with their struggle. Organizers gathered outside the San Fernando de Henares center, where they chanted 'There is, there is, there is no other way. With the bosses, or with the working class.'

During the first day of the strike the Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) Amazon said 80 percent of the workforce participated in the strike, affirming those who were working were temporary workers who have been threatened by local management.  

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On 7/17/2018 at 8:06 AM, Gershwin fan said:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/15/world/asia/afghanistan-taliban-direct-negotiations.html

Nobody cares about the Global War on Terror anymore. Mission accomplished!

I think the best solution is some sort of coalition government that all sides can agree on.  It's time somebody ends this conflict and get our troops out of there once and for all.  It's been almost 17 years since 9/11.

Historical trivia, Afghanistan has never been conquered, called "the graveyard of empires".

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