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Coup leaders in Niger have overturned an eight-year-old law criminalising migrant smuggling in the country.

The legislation allowed authorities to take action against smugglers who transported migrants through Niger's vast desert on to Libya and Europe.

But President Mohamed Bazoum - who had worked with the EU to stem the flow of people across the Mediterranean - was overthrown in July in a coup.

Gen Abdourahmane Tchiani has since declared himself the new head of state.

His ruling junta announced the repeal in a statement, saying the law "did not take into account the interests of Niger and its citizens".

It also said convictions handed down under the 2015 law would be "erased".

Posted on: Nov 28 09:31

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Mark Twain never lived to see the Federal Reserve, but he probably would have been able to recognize it’s cyclical nature.

Posted on: Nov 28 07:01

In a recent budget announcement, Freiland Bitch revealed a comprehensive set of measures signaling significant financial support for Canadian journalists. The Trudeau government is set to cover a substantial 55% of journalists’ salaries, albeit with a notable twist—this aid is exclusively directed towards newspapers and news organizations deemed “reliable.”

Posted on: Nov 28 07:01
Posted on: Nov 28 06:55

Turkey's significant increase in exports of critical goods to Russia sparks fears of sanctions evasion, leading to urgent diplomatic discussions and potential ramifications for Turkey's relations with NATO.

Turkish exports of essential goods to Russia, crucial for Moscow's military production, have experienced a significant spike in 2023.

This surge has intensified worries about potential sanctions circumvention, with the United States and the European Union actively seeking to curb Russia's access to dual-use goods through third-party nations.

Turkey recorded a staggering €144 million in exports of 45 goods, including microchips marked as "high priority" by the US, to Russia and five "former Soviet countries" suspected of acting as intermediaries for Moscow during the first nine months of 2023.

Posted on: Nov 28 06:54

This Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear a case that poses the most direct challenge yet to the legitimacy of the modern federal government. The right-wing legal movement’s target is the “administrative state”—the agencies and institutions that set standards for safety in the workplace, limit environmental hazards and damage, and impose rules on financial markets to ensure their stability and basic fairness, among many other important things. The case, Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jarkesy, threatens all of that. Terrifyingly, this gambit might succeed.

The case involves garden-variety securities fraud. George R. Jarkesy Jr., a right-wing activist and conservative-radio talk-show host, ran a pair of investment funds with $24 million in assets. But he misrepresented how the funds were run, paid himself and his partner exorbitant fees, and inflated the assets’ value. As punishment, the SEC fined him several hundred thousand dollars and prohibited him from working in some parts of the securities industry—very standard stuff.

Jarkesy responded with what can be described only as chutzpah. He didn’t just contest the SEC’s ruling; he alleged that the SEC’s entire process against him was unconstitutional. Among other things, he asserted that Congress never had the authority to empower the SEC and that the SEC adjudicator who punished him was too independent from presidential control.

Posted on: Nov 28 06:53

Deutsche Bank (DB) has dealt a significant blow to Germany’s economic outlook, reducing its 2024 GDP forecast by a substantial 0.5 percentage points to -0.2%.

Posted on: Nov 28 06:53

Independent news anchor Tucker Carlson has issued a warning to the American people about California’s Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom.

Newsom is being widely accused of running a shadow campaign for the 2024 presidential election.

Some believe Newsom may be planning to launch a primary challenge against Democrat President Joe Biden.

However, some argue that the Democrats are planning to replace Biden with Newsom.

Either way, the rumors have led many to question what America under “President Newsom” could look like.

The very thought of such a scenario is striking the fear of God into many, who are now starting to raise the alarm.

Posted on: Nov 28 06:52

Liberty Counsel, a Christian organization which has been fighting against the War On Christmas since Boxing Day, 1989 has a post on their website called MI Schools’ Racial Christmas Directives Are Unconstitutional, .November 27, 2023

Liberty Counsel sent a demand letter to Superintendent David Hornak of Holt Public Schools in Michigan regarding the unconstitutional bans on Christmas holiday symbols, decorations, and expression contained in a so-called “Racial Guide” sent to teachers in 2021, 2022, and any that will be published this year. As a result of multiple complaints from teachers, Liberty Counsel has demanded the school district retract the “Decentering Christmas”/“Holiday Celebrations”/“Racial Justice Guide” email published December 3, 2021, “Winter Celebrations Communications FAQ” published December 2, 2022, and any similar  unconstitutional bans and directives promulgated in 2023. 

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Posted on: Nov 28 06:47

At Saturday’s great march in support of Palestine in London, police arrested members of the Communist Party of Great Britain Marxist-Leninist (CPGBML) for having a pamphlet on sale on their stall.

The “illegal” pamphlet is entitled Zionism: A Racist, Anti-Semitic and Reactionary Tool of Imperialism.

Just what is illegal about it, I do not know. The authorship is ascribed to the CPGBML. I have looked through it and it is scrupulous in distinguishing between zionism and judaism. Criticism of Israel and of the zionist movement is not anti-semitic.

I suspect what may have upset the authorities are the passages on collaboration between some leaders of the zionist movement and the Nazis.

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Posted on: Nov 28 06:43

An Israeli woman held by the military wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas during the regime’s war on the Gaza Strip has thanked the movement’s fighters for their kind and humane behavior.

Daniel Aloni’s commendation came in a letter released by Palestinian media outlets on Monday. She was held in Gaza along with her six-year-old daughter Emelia.

The letter was written in Hebrew while Aloni was in detention in which she has praised the behavior of al-Qassam Brigades’ fighters who accompanied and guarded her and her daughter during the days they spent in the blockaded territory.

Daniel and her daughter were among the first batch of Israeli captives who were released on Friday after the Hamas movement reached a prisoner swap deal with the regime.

Posted on: Nov 28 06:41

This is what tyranny looks like.

On Monday night lawless Obama Judge Tanya Chutkan refused the Trump defense team’s efforts to subpoena members of the House January 6 Committee for testimony.

Why? Why would she possibly do this?

Obviously, the far left judge does not want the truth to be revealed about January 6 and she will not allow the Trump team to prove their case. This is a completely lawless court.

Posted on: Nov 28 06:38

The mysterious death of an aide to President Bill Clinton with ties to Jeffrey Epstein has been officially ruled a suicide — despite there being no sign of a weapon near the body.

Mark Middleton, 59, who served in the Clinton White House in the 1990s, was found dead on Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas, on May 2, 2022, the Daily Mail reported.

Almost one year after Middleton’s death, a police report obtained by the outlet this week revealed that the Little Rock businessman was discovered with a gunshot wound to the chest and an extension cord tying his neck to a tree.

“I could see the male was obviously deceased,” Deputy Jeremy Lawson of the Perry County Sheriff’s Department wrote of his arrival at the grisly scene.

Notably, Lawson’s account includes that while officers located a gun case and three boxes of buckshot in Middleton’s BMW SUV, there was no weapon in sight.

Posted on: Nov 28 06:37

The median price for new homes has dwindled to approximately $410,000, while existing home prices hover around $400,000.

Posted on: Nov 27 20:41

In a significant move, the Prime Minister of Slovakia has confirmed that the government will not proceed with the ratification of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Pandemic Treaty. 

Posted on: Nov 27 20:36

 The Biden administration unveiled a massive set of highway emissions regulations on Wednesday as Americans were settling in for the holiday weekend.

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Posted on: Nov 27 20:03

 United States intelligence officials are fearful that an Abu Dhabi technology firm could hand over Americans’ genetic data to China, The New York Times reported on Monday.

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Posted on: Nov 27 20:03

 Eerie footage shows hordes of masked children waiting inside crowded Chinese hospitals as a mystery pneumonia sweeps the country just three years after COVID emerged.

Posted on: Nov 27 19:59

In a powerful display of patriotism, thousands of Brazilians flooded the streets of São Paulo today, demanding the return of their leader, President Jair Bolsonaro.

Posted on: Nov 27 16:40

In the lead-up to Black Friday, a crucial period for retailers, there are concerning indications that the spending boom driven by the upper middle class may be losing steam. 

Posted on: Nov 27 16:39

The last week of November is setting up to be a pivotal week in Ukraine’s futile effort to fend off the Russian military. Russia is clobbering Kiev and other parts of western Ukraine with drone hordes that are wreaking havoc on military depots and electric power nodes. In Kiev, the rift between President Zelensky and General Zaluzhny is widening, with rumors swirling that Zelensky will order a full mobilization of Ukraine that will draft 17 to 70 year old civilians, including women.

To make matters worse General Winter has arrived in full force, lashing Ukraine (and Russia) with winds of more than 90 mph and mountains of snow.

Posted on: Nov 27 16:00

The Trump legal team has filed several responses to U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan, urging her to dismiss the Justice Department’s (DOJ) prosecution of former President Donald Trump. They argue that the Biden administration targeted Trump selectively and vindictively while abusing its statutory authority and violating multiple constitutional protections. The filings are the most recent in a long line of pre-trial submissions advanced by Trump’s legal team to dismiss the lawsuit.

The filings focus on constitutional provisions relating to double jeopardy, free speech, and due process, as well as purported evidence of selective prosecution directed by President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee and President Trump’s main rival for the White House in 2024. The DOJ defended its indictment, claiming that President Trump’s legal team misunderstood their charge, which targeted allegedly false and misleading speech not protected by the First Amendment.

Posted on: Nov 27 15:51