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    New book eviscerates "Russian corruption" propaganda: Alex Krainer's 'The Killing of William Browder: Deconstructing Bill Browder's Dangerous Deception'

    19 Aug 2017, 7:13 pm
    Today I want to introduce you to a book whose importance simply cannot be overstated: The Killing of William Browder: Deconstructing Bill Browder's Dangerous Deception by Alex Krainer. I consider that book as a *must read* for any person trying to understand modern Russia and where the new Cold War with Russia came from. Most of you must have heard of the Magnitsky Act or even maybe of William Browder himself. You probably know that Browder was a British businessman who founded Hermitage Capital Management investment fund which Sergei Magnitsky represented as a lawyer and auditor. Finally, you must have heard that Magnitsky died (was killed) in a Russian jail while Browder was placed by the Russian government on a black list and denied entry. For the vast majority of you, that is probably as much thought as you ever gave this topic and I have to confess that this is also true for me. I never bothered really researching this issue because I knew the context so well that this, by itself, gave me a quasi-certitude that I knew what had happened. Still, when I read this book I was amazed at the fantastically detailed account Krainer provides to what is really an amazing story. In his book Alex Krainer offers us the truth and truly shows us how deep the rabbit hole goes.

    US launches first investigation into China trade policies related to intellectual property theft

    19 Aug 2017, 7:00 pm
    The US has launched its first direct measure against Chinese trade policies, initiating an investigation to determine if its largest trading partner has been engaging in unfair practices, a move that could potentially trigger an economic war. On Friday, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced the initiation of a "Section 301" investigation to determine whether China's intellectual property (IP) policies and practices are "unreasonable or discriminatory and burden or restrict US commerce." "After consulting with stakeholders and other government agencies, I have determined that these critical issues merit a thorough investigation. I notified the President that today I am beginning an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974," Lighthizer said in a statement. Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 has not been extensively used since the 1980s. The law allows the president to impose trade sanctions, tariffs, or other trade restrictions in order to protect American industry without approval from the World Trade Organization (WTO).

    Leaked screenshots reveal alt-right provocateur, Jason Kessler, did nothing as car attacks were planned on his server

    19 Aug 2017, 6:25 pm
    Alt-Right Leader Jason Kessler Watched While Car Attacks Were Planned on His Server. Kessler's recruits openly discussed using cars as weapons to "exterminate" protesters. Alt-Right Exposed - Jason Kessler, former Occupy Wall Street coordinator and confirmed leftist provocateur, ran a Discord server where white supremacists discussed armed attacks and running protesters over with vehicles. Comment: 'Unite the Right' organizer Jason Kessler ousted as provocateur Obama supporter from Occupy movement Here is a screenshot from the Discord server that James Kessler (MadDimension) ran. In the upper right corner, you can see that he is logged in and is moderating the chat, while they plan. One member, "AltCelt(IL)" posted a picture of a large bus, running over people in a crowd. He then stated: "This will be us."

    Teen killed by cop after flashing his brights - judge approves excessive force lawsuit

    19 Aug 2017, 6:11 pm
    It was announced in 2015 that the officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Deven Guilford for flexing his rights, would not be charged with any crimes. His family was devastated. However, after a long fight in the courts, a judge ruled that the federal lawsuit against Sgt. Jonathan Frost can proceed to trial on two claims of excessive force. As the Lansing State Journal reported: Judge Paul Maloney heard oral arguments Tuesday from attorneys for the family of Deven Guilford and the attorney representing Sgt. Jonathan Frost. Frost's attorney had previously filed a motion for summary judgment, asking Maloney to dismiss the case. Maloney's order issued Friday afternoon dismissed claims for unlawful stop, seizure, arrest, and excessive force prior to Frost's decision to use his stun gun on Guilford. However, Maloney allowed two claims of excessive force to proceed, writing that "factual disputes" about what transpired after Frost fired his stun gun, and later, his service weapon, can be resolved by a jury. Maloney detailed those "factual disputes" in his 38-page opinion and was pointed in his criticism, addressing what he described as inconsistencies between Frost's account and the evidence. He added that a jury could find that some of what Frost says occurred was "almost inconceivable." That fateful night in 2015, Deven was traveling along the road and flashed his lights at an officer because his headlights were so bright that they nearly made Deven run off the road. He was then pulled over by Sgt. Frost of the Eaton County Sheriff's Office, who stopped the young man for no other reason than the fact that he flashed his lights.

    The New Prince: What does Charlottesville teach us about America's class consciousness?

    19 Aug 2017, 6:03 pm
    The attacks in Charlottesville raises a lot of important questions about the nature of class consciousness in America. Here's what we have learned. The Romans never liked the dictum we constantly hear from the wise men of our day, that time will take care of things. - Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince The aftermath of the Unite the Right protests in Charlottesville, VA raises very important questions about class consciousness in the United States. Following the Occupy Movement - a subsidy of the Open Society Foundation - and January Women's March, also linked to over 50 Soros organizations, disturbing trend have revealed that American "class consciousness" is merely the work of billionaire reactionaries. The 11-12 August rally featured two eclectic camps, whose interactions led to the catastrophe which killed 32 year-old Heather Hayer and two police officers.