The OCB has spent a total of $45,450 for rights to NBA games since May 2013.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors spent another $180,000 for the rights to broadcast Major League Baseball games from 2005 to 2007.
Based upon the Fugitive Disentitlement Doctrine, the Motion to Dismiss has been denied. The Fugitive Disentitlement Doctrine holds that an individual who has escaped a jurisdiction may not seek justice in those courts.
§ In regard to escaped African-Americans, this doctrine has an impressive history. During slavery, an individual could not petition for their freedom until they submitted to the jurisdiction that wanted to enslave them. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. (Here, we have replaced the institution of slavery with the institution of mass incarceration, both highly profitable.)
From recent events, we know that Americans are the subject of government surveillance (Edward Snowden, another person subject to the Fugitive Disentitlement Act); and that African-Americans are the particular subjects of police brutality.
During the 1960’s, however, these two aspects of American life came together in an especially virulent way under the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program, COINTELPRO, which monitored, harassed and arguably killed people of color struggling for the extension of democratic principles. As an African-American political activist who was part of a group targeted by the FBI, Mr. Hill rightly feared that he would be condemned before receiving a fair trial.Related: Lawyer: Throw out charges against Charles Hill
We had hoped that our judicial system would consider the context in which these events occurred. It appears, however, that our system is only capable of considering context with regard to investment bankers, corporations, and other elite entities that it considers too big to fail.
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The NewMIC Project is designed to enhance the [redacted] among Cuba's civil society, with a particular emphasis on supporting [redacted] through the application of [redacted]. Specifically, the Project will assist [redacted] in advancing their [redacted] including [redacted]. By providing [redacted], the Project will also foster freedom of expression among [redacted] for change, [redacted] and promote understanding of [redacted] among the general population as well as abroad.Freedom House ran the program for a secretive USAID branch known as the Office of Transition Initiatives, or OTI. (See "USAID hides money trail" and "The [redacted] USAID shell game").
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Stories regarding politics and economics are of particular interest as are those of the dissident movement.The deadline for proposals is May 11.
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This international task force will collectively support efforts of Cuba’s leading activists and have the opportunity to present initiatives that put their ideas into action. Together, with combined expertise and a global perspective, they will push the pursuit of freedom and improvement of circumstance for Cubans.Rudat had organized summits before. She was co-founder of the Alliance for Youth Movements, which received $225,690 in State Department funds to gather a group of activists and entrepreneurs in Mexico City from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2009, USASpending.gov records show.
I guess I can’t really pin down what it is that she does, other than run the Alliance of Youth Movements and serve on the boards of a gabillion organizations. She basically identifies young, powerful movements and ensures that they have the tools and mentoring necessary to ensure their success. I’d say she’s good at what she does. Oh, and Oscar calls her the Madonna of nonprofits. I’m just saying…
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Melgen offered and gave, and Menéndez solicited and accepted from Melgen, things of value, including domestic and international flights on private jets, first-class domestic airfare, use of a Caribbean villa, access to an exclusive Dominican resort, a stay at a luxury hotel in Paris, expensive meals, golf outings, and tens of thousands of dollars in contributions to a legal defense fund.The indictment says Menéndez helped Melgen get a visa for his Brazilian girlfriend, and Melgen helped pay her expenses at the University in Miami through his foundation, aimed at meeting the educational needs of "disadvantaged persons."
Melgen offered and gave, and Menéndez solicited and accepted from Melgen, hundreds of thousands of dollars of contributions to entities that benefitted Menéndez's 2012 Senate campaign, in exchange for requested exercises of Menéndez's offcial authority.
Sanchez started as a blogger and now runs an independent media website, 14ymedio, Cuba’s first independent daily digital news outlet.
A University of Havana graduate in Philology, Sánchez emigrated to Switzerland in 2002 to build a new life for herself and her family. Two years later, she returned to Havana, promising herself to live there as a free person. In 2007, she began Generation Y, her personal blog about daily life in Cuba. She has been arrested and detained by the Cuban government for starting her activities.