Brazil’s Globo Attacks Protesting Cops to Protect Its Olympics Payday. (Para ler a versão desse artigo em Português, clique aqui.)
Police officers and firefighters in Rio de Janeiro protesting their lack of pay as the Olympics approach are engaged in “ethically reprehensible” actions “bordering on terrorism,” according to an editorial on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro’s largest newspaper, O Globo. The newspaper, a property of Grupo Globo, which is owned and controlled by the billionaire Marinho family, is Brazil’s dominant media conglomerate and a primary sponsor and beneficiary of the 2016 Summer Olympics. In attacking the police, the paper was not criticizing the epidemic of police killings of black and brown youth, nor the militarized occupation of many of Rio’s slums that has failed to improve public security, nor the criminal gangs of off-duty and former officers, known as milícias, that violently control and extort vast swaths of the city.
“Welcome to Hell. Demonstrators hold a banner reading “Olympics for whom?” Photo: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images. Saudi Arabia has been given a free pass to bomb schools and hospitals in Yemen. On Thursday last week, the UN secretary general listed Saudi Arabia responsible for killing children, bombing hospitals and schools.
This places Saudi Arabia and the coalition it leads in the dubious company of Isis, the Taliban, al-Shabaab and the Lord’s Resistance Army in the blacklist of organisations violating children’s rights in a conflict area. By Monday, Saudi Arabia had been removed them from the list, erasing much of the UN’s credibility when it comes to defending human rights. This sudden turnaround is hard to justify. The evidence that the Saudi-led coalition is bombing civilian areas in towns and cities in north Yemen is compelling. The UN rapporteurs had found that the coalition was directly responsible for 60% of child casualties from the fighting last year, including the deaths of 510 children from bombing campaigns. Scandales à la Fédération française de taekwondo. Pendant que Mamedy Doucara, le dernier Français à avoir été champion du monde de taekwondo, vivote avec des primes de 1 000 euros, sa fédération offre des voyages à la femme du président.
Selon un bénévole, des dizaines de milliers d'euros auraient été dépensés en voyages indus et en notes de téléphone. Extrait de "Complément d'enquête" du 19 mai 2016. Un champion payé 1 200 euros "Si ma femme n'était pas là, je ne sais même pas comment j'aurais fait", confie Mamedy Doucara. L'ancienne pépite de l'équipe de France de taekwondo a dû se reconvertir dans la photo sportive. En 2014, sa fédération lui annonce qu'il est sélectionné pour représenter la France aux championnats d'Europe. Des voyages à Las Vegas aux frais de la Fédération. Trump's new right-hand man has history of controversial clients and deals. For almost four decades, Donald Trump’s newly installed senior campaign adviser, Paul Manafort, has managed to juggle two different worlds: well known during US election season as a shrewd and tough political operative, he also boasts a hefty résumé as a consultant to or lobbyist for controversial foreign leaders and oligarchs with unsavory reputations.
When it comes to Trump, a Republican Treasury secretary says: Choose country over party. Henry M.
Paulson Jr. is chairman of the Paulson Institute and a former U.S. treasury secretary and chief executive of Goldman Sachs. Republicans stand at a crossroads. With Donald Trump as the presumptive presidential nominee, we are witnessing a populist hijacking of one of the United States’ great political parties. The GOP, in putting Trump at the top of the ticket, is endorsing a brand of populism rooted in ignorance, prejudice, fear and isolationism. This troubles me deeply as a Republican, but it troubles me even more as an American. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responded to attacks from Republican rival Donald Trump on June 22, accusing Trump of attacking her personally because he is unable to respond with substance. I’m not the first Republican to say Trump is a phony and should not be president, and I expect there will be many more to come. Let’s start by talking about his business acumen.
Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries. WASHINGTON (AP) — An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or omitted the names of those she met.
The fuller details of those meetings were included in files the State Department turned over to the AP after it sued the government in federal court. The missing entries raise new questions about how Clinton and her inner circle handled government records documenting her State Department tenure — in this case, why the official chronology of her four-year term does not closely mirror the other, more detailed records of her daily meetings. The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page calendar with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day's events. P.J. Corruption, autres délits, mépris, condescendance.