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  • New Sanctuary Movement Seeks to Protect Undocumented Immigrants

    By Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout | News Analysis

    Oscar Alfaro hugs his aunt, Carmen Paz, during a watch party as President Barack Obama outlines his executive actions on immigration in a televised address at Casa de Maryland in Hyattsville, Md., Nov. 20, 2014. Millions of undocumented immigrants, like Alfaro, are beginning to make big new plans for their lives, free of the threat of deportation, after Obama announced he would offer reprieves and work permits. (Jabin Botsford/The New York Times)Oscar Alfaro hugs his aunt, Carmen Paz, during a watch party as President Barack Obama outlines his executive actions on immigration in a televised address at Casa de Maryland in Hyattsville, Md., Nov. 20, 2014. Millions of undocumented immigrants, like Alfaro, are beginning to make big new plans for their lives, free of the threat of deportation, after Obama announced he would offer reprieves and work permits. (Jabin Botsford/The New York Times)

    The New Sanctuary Movement is defying the law by sheltering seven undocumented immigrants who are at risk of deportation in churches across the country.

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  • Intelligence Questions

    Intelligence Questions

    By Ted Dreier, Truthout | Op-Ed

    We are concerned about our intelligence agencies. They spy on us, toy with their appointed overseers, lie with impunity, ride roughshod over the US Constitution and torture folks. Their operations are global; the questions they raise, fundamental. But the controversy over US spy agencies is a footnote to a larger intelligence question raised by the most influential and lasting achievement of human action - the permanent degradation of earth's capacity to sustain life. We thought we were intelligent. Are we really?

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  • New York Fed, Goldman Sachs in Criminal Investigation for Sharing Confidential Information

    New York Fed, Goldman Sachs in Criminal Investigation for Sharing Confidential Information

    By Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

    A New York Times story manages to bury the lede, even given the salacious material, in an important story that provides more evidence of the overly-cozy relationship between the New York Fed and its favored large banks, particularly Goldman. The issue is sensitive in the wake of former New York Fed staffer Carmen Segarra releasing hours of tape recordings.

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