Tag: Exposed

Cheney outs Hypocritical Fox Anchors who Texted Trump Hysterically to Halt Insurrection they later Denied

You won’t find news in any Murdoch media. He’s selling a polluted inedible product without a warning.

This episode underlines once again that Fox is merely a propaganda arm of the Trump wing of the Republican Party. To any extent it still relies on a public accommodation, the FCC should launch an investigation into it for its dangerous anti-vaxxer stance and its cascade of wretched lies that injure the public good and are helping bring the United States to the brink of partisan violence.

Source: Cheney outs Hypocritical Fox Anchors who Texted Trump Hysterically to Halt Insurrection they later Denied

Pandora Papers expose offshore systems exploited by the rich and famous

Vladimir Putin is just one world leader whose financial ties have been revealed in the Pandora Papers.

If nothing was done 5 years ago what makes one think something will be done now. The scandal lasted the blink of an eye on the front pages of the Mainstream news back then it didn’t make the front pages this time and its bigger now.

The trove, dubbed the Pandora Papers, exceeds the dimensions of the leak that was at the centre of the Panama Papers investigation five years ago. That data was drawn from a single law firm, but the new material encompasses records from 14 separate financial-services entities operating in countries and territories including Switzerland, Singapore, Cyprus, Belize and the British Virgin Islands. The files detail more than 29,000 offshore accounts, more than double the number identified in the Panama Papers. Among the account owners are more than 130 people listed as billionaires by Forbes magazine and more than 330 public officials in more than 90 countries and territories, twice the number found in the Panama documents.

Source: Pandora Papers expose offshore systems exploited by the rich and famous

Former Federal Prosecutor Explains How the Walls Are Closing in on a Flustered Trump | The Smirking Chimp

Vance began with the questionable timing of Trump’s lawsuit. Citing his legal history, she said noted that many of Trump’s lawsuits have had ulterior motives. “Trump usually files lawsuits as an aggressive mechanism,” Vance noted. “This is his history so he might file a lawsuit to distract from other things that are going on around him.” Since Trump would likely be subjected to the process of discovery, which would require some element of exposure that he typically steers clear of, Vance believes the case could simply be a “stunt, perhaps a fundraising strategy than it is a legitimate effort.” Vance went on to explain why the case appears to be “a bad legal strategy” for the former president. Citing the new Slapp statute in the state of New York, which protects First Amendment rights, Vance noted that Mary Trump could be allowed to have the dismissal of the charges fast-tracked. That could also lead to Trump being left to foot the bill for court and attorney fees.

Source: Former Federal Prosecutor Explains How the Walls Are Closing in on a Flustered Trump | The Smirking Chimp

Westpac joins underpayments scandal with 8000 staff short-changed

Westpac estimates it will pay $8 million to people who were underpaid their long service leave.

Westpac will pay $8 million to 8000 staff who were underpaid their long-service leave entitlements, in the latest case of underpayment by one of Australia’s biggest companies.

via Westpac joins underpayments scandal with 8000 staff short-changed

One Nation shoots itself in the foot while our gun lobby takes aim at our democracy. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Australia Institute calculates that now the gun lobby in Australia spends as much per capita as the NRA.

Yet Australia does not need any gun money in its politics. Foreign funding is also likely to corrupt our democracy. It’s time we acted to remove the gun lobby from its unfettered access to MPs, parties and time we made it illegal for the merchants of death to invest in any political party. The Al Jazeera team should be commended on highlighting the issue as much as for their service in exposing One Nation’s dangerous delusions of grandeur.

via One Nation shoots itself in the foot while our gun lobby takes aim at our democracy. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Nothing underlines white privilege more than the government’s reaction to child sex abuse – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Nothing underlines white privilege more than the government’s reaction to child sex abuse.

When allegations of paedophilia rings and child sex abuse in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory were made, the government sent in the army, stripped people of their rights, and made draconian rules affecting whole communities.

When allegations of child sex abuse were made about children in offshore detention, the government attacked those making the allegations.

When rampant child sex abuse in the Catholic Church was exposed, former Prime Ministers lined up to provide character references for the offenders.

via Nothing underlines white privilege more than the government’s reaction to child sex abuse – » The Australian Independent Media Network

‘Fracking Three’: Judge’s family links to energy companies exposed after ‘absurdly harsh’ sentences — RT UK News

‘Fracking Three’: Judge’s family links to energy companies exposed after ‘absurdly harsh’ sentences

A judge who jailed protesters for up to 16 months for disrupting access to a fracking site by climbing on lorries has been exposed for having family links to oil and gas companies.

The Mirror exclusively reported Judge Robert Altham’s links to the energy industry. The trio, known as the ‘Fracking Three,’ were jailed for causing a public nuisance over their demonstration at a Cuadrilla site in Lancashire.

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They are thought to be the first environmental protesters sentenced to jail for public nuisance since 1932.

Simon Blevins, 26, and Richard Roberts, 36, got 16 months each while Richard Loizou, 31, was sentenced to 15 months by Altham.

via ‘Fracking Three’: Judge’s family links to energy companies exposed after ‘absurdly harsh’ sentences — RT UK News