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President Joe Biden welcomed NATO leaders to Washington, celebrating the transatlantic alliance’s stout unity against Russia’s Ukraine aggression and America’s commitment to the alliance – July 9, 2024
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President Joe Biden welcomed NATO leaders to Washington, celebrating the transatlantic alliance’s stout unity against Russia’s Ukraine aggression and America’s commitment to the alliance – July 9, 2024
Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. President Joe Biden gave the nation’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to the outgoing head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Biden spoke at an event celebrating NATO’s 35th anniversary. The weekend before, critics of the alliance gathered for their own event, called “No to NATO, Yes to Peace.” A coalition of France’s left and center-left parties won a majority of parliamentary seats, delivering a defeating blow to the far right, which was projected to win the weekend elections. A weeklong nationwide senior citizen climate justice protest came to San Francisco today, where several dozen activists rallied downtown to protest against Citibank and the impact of its investments on climate change. An inmate at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, California, died of what is believed to be heat stroke over the weekend. Business, labor, and community leaders met with local officials outside San Jose’s Diridon train station today to urge the Biden administration to fund what they say is a much-needed San Jose BART extension. The post President Joe Biden welcomed NATO leaders to Washington, celebrating the transatlantic alliance’s stout unity against Russia’s Ukraine aggression and America’s commitment to the alliance – July 9, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
Former President Donald Trump’s sentencing in his hush money case has been postponed until at least Sept. 18.- July 2, 2024
Jul 2 2024
Former President Donald Trump’s sentencing in his hush money case has been postponed until at least Sept. 18.- July 2, 2024
Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Donald Trump’s sentencing in his hush money case has been postponed until at least Sept. 18, a major reprieve for the Republican former president. Judge Juan Merchan agreed today to put it off while weighing the possible impact of a new Supreme Court ruling on presidential immunity. U.S. health officials have approved a new Alzheimer’s drug that can modestly slow the disease. It’s only the second drug that has been convincingly shown to slow the memory-destroying disease. Some Arab American, Jewish and civil rights groups blasted proposed state legislation they said would chill campus free speech and lead to increased targeting of Palestinian students and faculty members. They opposed a measure aimed at protecting students in California colleges and universities from harassment and violence, and another that would put Holocaust and genocide education in the hands of a group critics said ignored Palestinian perspectives. Top California Democrats announced this week that they will ask voters to approve a plan cracking down on retail theft in the state, in a plan intended to compete with another crime-focused ballot measure seeking to reform Prop 47. California State Attorney General Rob Bonta released the new statewide annual hate crime report last week. This year’s report found that while overall hate crimes in California have decreased, hate crimes targeting religious minorities have risen. The post Former President Donald Trump’s sentencing in his hush money case has been postponed until at least Sept. 18.- July 2, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.
Supreme Court rules ex-presidents have broad immunity – July 1, 2024
Jul 1 2024
Supreme Court rules ex-presidents have broad immunity – July 1, 2024
Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. The Supreme Court punted Donald Trump’s presidential immunity claim back to the lower courts today, ruling that presidents have immunity for core constitutional powers, but not for unofficial acts—though they did not detail what those acts are and are not. Lawmakers and legal experts responded to the decision. Hurricane Beryl made landfall on the Caribbean island of Carriacou. The dangerous and powerful Category 4 storm is the earliest one of its strength to form in the Atlantic, fueled by record warm waters. House Republicans filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Merrick Garland for the audio recording of President Joe Biden’s interview with a special counsel in his classified documents case. They are asking the courts to enforce their subpoena and reject the White House’s effort to withhold the materials from Congress. Former senior aide to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, has reported to prison to begin serving a four-month sentence for defying a congressional subpoena from the House committee investigating the January 6, 2020, attack on the U.S. Capitol. The monthlong celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride reached its finale over the weekend, with Pride parades hosted in numerous major cities across the country and the globe. In San Francisco, home to one of the first formal Pride organizations in the world, thousands of people gathered yesterday to celebrate the city’s 54th annual Pride march. The march stretched the length of downtown Market Street, from the Embarcadero to the Civic Center The post Supreme Court rules ex-presidents have broad immunity – July 1, 2024 appeared first on KPFA.