Lithuanian judge Neringa Venckiene has asked the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to halt her extradition to Lithuania.

  Lithuanian judge Neringa Venckiene has asked the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to halt her extradition to Lithuania. She faces trumped up charges meant to silence her claims of a powerful and lucrative pedophile network, flourishing in Lithuania and beyond.    Those familiar with the powerful government officials demanding Judge Venckiene’s extradition believe she will be executed if […]

What really happened with the breastfeeding scandal in Geneva

After the fire bombings leveled Tokyo in the Pacific War, my father-in-law watched his parents bury his infant sister, who starved to death. His mother, malnourished in her poverty, had no breast milk to give. Formula could have saved his sister’s life and his mother a lifetime of guilt. It is a shocking and sad […]

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The head of a UN agency has attacked whistleblowers who raised concerns about the handling of a recent sexual harassment and assault case, apparently suggesting they lacked ethics and morals.   Michel Sidibé, the director of UNAids, made disparaging remarks about employees who have spoken out, while praising as “courageous” the decision of his deputy […]

Politics In The News: Gun-Violence Restraining Order

Transcript DAVID GREENE, HOST: The AR-15 rifle that a shooter used to kill 17 people at a Florida high school last week was purchased legally. And that has some people asking why he was allowed to buy a gun when there were red flags being raised about the shooter, warning signs that did not get […]

Al Hoffman’s ultimatum: No assault weapons ban, no campaign contributions

For decades Florida real estate developer Al Hoffman has used his clout to elect conservative Republicans to office but the gun tragedy in Parkland has prompted him to add a new condition to that support: he refuses to back any candidate, including Republican Gov. Rick Scott, unless he actively works to pass a national ban […]

Oxfam’s deputy chief executive resigns in Haiti scandal

LONDON (AP) — Oxfam’s deputy chief executive resigned Monday, saying she took “full responsibility” for failing to act immediately in the sexual misconduct scandal involving the charity’s workers in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. Penny Lawrence, Oxfam program director at the time, said she was “ashamed that this happened on my watch.” At an emergency […]

When Jews came from ‘shithole’ countries

NEW YORK (JTA) — Jews were “undesirable.” They were “of low physical and mental standards.” They were “filthy.” They were “often dangerous in their habits.” They were “un-American.” So read a report submitted to the House Committee on Immigration in 1924, written by the director of the United States Consular Service and approved by the […]