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Interview: Leadnow mobilizes widespread support for FIPA appeal Special

Vancouver - Leadnow mobilizes widespread support for the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA or FIPPA). If ratified, Canada would be bound to this agreement for 31 years, undermining democratic control of our natural resources.

Op-Ed: UK crime round up

A round up of the latest crime stories in the headlines from the UK including a failed appeal by a serial killer, and the sentencing of a terror gang.

Op-Ed: Serial killer to appeal murder conviction

London - Triple killer Levi Bellfield is to appeal his latest conviction. The news was reported by the BBC among others, but even if he is granted leave to appeal, he won't be back on the streets anytime soon.

Chevron loses $18bn appeal for environmental damage in Ecuador

Quito - A court in Ecuador confirmed on appeal a sentence issued in February 2011, which orders the U.S. oil company Chevron to pay US$ 18 billion to villagers for environmental damages in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Op-Ed: 'The Jury' — Analysis of a TV mini-series — and a rant

London - Last week, ITV screened a mini-series called 'The Jury'. In spite of a number of improbable side plots, it raised some important issues relating to the criminal justice system.

Op-Ed: The Nick Griffin Show is finally over

London - This morning at the High Court, BNP leader Nick Griffin and his deputy Simon Derby lost an appeal. And £45,000 cash. This is surely the final nail in the coffin of the man the loony left love to hate.

Op-Ed: UK crime round up for October 21

A round up from the UK of crimes in the news: shocking, disgusting and relatively trivial including an ongoing murder trial, and a failed appeal from the recent riots.

Op-Ed: Omar Benguit – a case for more than reasonable doubt Special

Bournemouth - In the United States earlier this week, convicted murderer Troy Davis went to his death protesting his innocence; hopefully, Omar Benguit won’t have to do the same.

Op-Ed: Court of Appeal quashes 'Mark Kennedy' convictions

The tide could be turning for the police and other organs of state security who incite crimes in order to discredit political ideologies and their activists, in Britain at least.

Op-Ed: Date set for Michael Stone’s Judicial Review hearing

London - An update on the case of Michael Stone, who was back in the news recently after the conviction of Levi Bellfield for the murder of 13 year old Amanda Dowler.

Op-Ed: Is Michael Luvaglio a victim or villain?

Having lost in the courts, convicted murderer Michael Luvaglio is seeking to retry his case in the court of public opinion, but like many others who protest their innocence, he is not to be trusted.

Op-Ed: R v Dobson and Norris – the perversion of the rule of law

A lengthy analysis of the revelation that two men are to be tried for the 1993 murder of Stephen Lawrence including one who has been tried before.
 

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