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Senators Want to Know: Who’s Actually Being Held Accountable at Wells Fargo?

Elizabeth Warren asks: Has Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf “profited from the bank’s fraud”? When Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf stepped down last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said it wasn’t “real accountability” given the scope of the financial institution’s fake-account scandal. Now, Warren and her colleague Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) are doubling down on that accusation, Read More…

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US Reviewing Support for Saudis After Brutal Massacre, But Will Arms Sales Stop?

The US has resisted previous attempts to hold its ally—or itself—accountable for the civilian slaughter in Yemen. The United States, which is supplying arms and other assistance to Saudi Arabia in its war on Yemen, has “initiated an immediate review” of its support for the kingdom in the wake of airstrikes on Saturday that reportedly killed at Read More…

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US To “Compensate” Family Of Italian Drone Victim — Will Non-Western Victims See Same?

The Obama administration is reportedly offering a “condolence payment” of $1.32 million to the family of Giovanni Lo Porto, the Italian aid worker killed in a CIA drone strike in Pakistan last year, renewing questions about the lack of accountability for the U.S. drone program. According to the Guardian on Friday, the $1.32 million “is the first Read More…

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With Locked Arms and Raised Fists, NFL Players Express Solidarity With Kaepernick

“They say it’s not the time to do this. When is the time?” The first Sunday of the National Football League’s 2016 season saw several players in multiple cities express solidarity with Colin Kaepernick‘s national anthem protest against racial injustice. Following protests at high school games across the country on Friday and Saturday, ABC News Read More…

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Prominent Scholars Decry TPP’s “Frontal Attack” on Law and Democracy

“Today’s letter from top legal experts makes clear: ISDS undermines the American judicial system and tilts the playing field further in favor of big multinational corporations.” More than 200 legal and economic scholars—including President Barack Obama’s Harvard Law School mentor Laurence Tribe—have penned a letter to Congress warning that the pro-corporate Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Read More…

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Experts Raise Alarms as US War Hawks Push for Deeper Syria Intervention

‘We should be wary of pundits who use the horrors of Aleppo to rush Washington into bombing.’ As the civil war in Syria deepens, American war hawks are using recent atrocities to push for direct U.S. military intervention against the Syrian government, according to observers who warn that further escalation will only worsen what has Read More…