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Phillip Knightley obituary

Phillip Knightley, who has died aged 87, was one of the most accomplished reporters of his generation: his craftsmanship underpinned some of the 20th-century’s most memorable newspaper scoops and campaigns. He made a crucial contribution to the Sunday Times’s thalidomide exposé; revealed how the world’s biggest meat retailers, the Vestey family, had avoided taxation for six decades; and shed new …

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WikiLeaks Drops Yemen Files, Unmasks Washington’s Bloody Role

Whistleblowing organization Wikileaks on Friday dropped yet another batch of files, this time detailing evidence of the United States arming, training and financing Yemeni forces in the build up to the current war. The so-called “Yemen Files” appears to show how the Yemeni government received military hardware from the U.S., including aircraft, vehicles and vessels, as well the Yemeni procurement …

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Leid Stories—Clinton Foundation Election Eve Special—11.07.16

On the eve of one of the most contentious presidential elections in U.S. history, the nation finds itself being coaxed into barreling through a bitter contest, bringing it to a close, and moving on under a new administration. But few believe Election 2016 to be a fair fight; even fewer believe it to be an insult to the democratic process. In effect, Election 2016 has been a never-ending saga of political twists and turns, and the “star” of the show hasn’t been substantive issues the candidates differ on, but their various levels and categories of wrongdoing, including major crimes. In Election 2016, voters are actually jurors, weighing the guilt or innocence of the contestants. There’s much on their plates to consider.

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Pam Martens – Banker Deaths and WikiLeaks Deaths Have a Common Thread

Julian Assange, founder and Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, is the man responsible for the daily release of emails showing the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign to be an unprecedented machine whose tentacles and snitches reach into Wall Street, big corporations and big media. Earlier this year, WikiLeaks released emails showing that the Democratic National Committee had maliciously conspired to undermine the presidential …

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Nicky Woolf – Ecuador says it cut WikiLeaks founder’s internet over interference in US election

Ecuador has confirmed that it has temporarily cut off internet access in its embassy in London to Julian Assange, the founder of the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, over fears that he was using it to interfere in the US presidential election. The move followed the publication of leaked emails by WikiLeaks, including some from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) released just …

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Lauren McCauley – Alongside New Email Dump, WikiLeaks Releases E-Reader Version of Hillary Clinton’s Speeches

WikiLeaks on Monday dropped its second tranche of the so-called Podesta Emails, laying bare what members of her own inner circle believed were the vulnerabilities of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, from her emails and ties to big money, to her scandal-laden husband and propensity for saying things that are “untrue.” It is the second batch of documents obtained by the …