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Some Environmental Activists Funded By Russian Energy Interests

The Free Beacon has a bombshell report linking major donations – millions and millions of dollars – to groups like the Sierra Club and the Natural Resource Defense Council to a Bermuda law firm which represents Russian interests. Russia, of course, has a big interest in fighting American energy development. Shale oil and gas plays in America...

So The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Is Hiring

Here. It's a real job and everything. That's a small office, so I imagine with the travel involved it's also the kind of job that allows a great deal of freedom of approach -- but I'm not the one hiring. The CBLDF is one of the key comics institutions, and I hope the job goes to the person who can do the most with it.

AEI/Heritage Project for the Common Defense Weekly Read Boards

Navy: "Small Combatant Effort Cranks Up," by Christopher Cavas (Defense News, 01/12/15) "Funding New Submarines Outside the Navy?" by Hugh Lessig (Daily Press, 01/12/15) "Sea Control and Surface Forces: The Theoretical Foundation," by...Show More Summary

Missed It: CBLDF Announces 2015 Membership Packages, Levels, Incentives -- Also A Magazine

There's a fairly major announcement from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund here that I missed while I was, I don't know, biking to the Village Pantry to buy Bit O'Honey candy bars and look for the latest CARtoons Magazine. There's aShow More Summary

PETITION: Free Ricky the bear from her inhumane cage at an ice cream shop

Ricky is an 18-year-old bear who has spent her entire life inside a concrete-floored cage at Jim Mack’s Ice Cream Parlor in York, PA. The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) has filed a lawsuit against the ice cream parlor to help Ricky gain her freedom. ALDF

Teen charged in mom's murder can use trust fund

last weekNews / Crime : Crimesider

Judge rules Chicago-area teen accused of killing mother in Bali can use her trust fund money for legal defense

Chicago Teen Charged in Mom’s Bali Death Can Use $1,500,000 Trust to Pay Lawyers

Cook County Judge Neil Cohen ruled Friday that Heather Mack, 19, could access the $1.56 million fund to hire a defense attorney as she fights charges under Indonesian law that she assisted in her mother's premeditated murder, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Pentagon Requests Permission to Purcahse Two More F-35s

The Pentagon will request funding in fiscal 2016 to buy 57 F-35 jets made by Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT), two more than previously planned, according to two government officials.The Defense Department’s previous five-year plan had projected buying 55 of the fighter jets during the year that begins Oct. Show More Summary

The Future of Search, Brought To You By The Pentagon

A DARPA program is funding an analytics startup's open source web-crawling research—and hopes to harness it to fight human trafficking. doesn't sound like a typical name for a defense contractor. Read Full Story

U.S. War Funding Request Down (Only) 20%

The Department of Defense is set to request 20 percent less in “war funding” for the coming fiscal year, a reduction of about $13 billion. The fact that this request has not declined somewhat proportionally to the size of the reduced mission may indicate that the war funding has been used as a slush fund […]

Pentagon requests 20% reduction in war funds

Bloomberg News says that the Department of Defense is asking for 20% less in funding for our adventures worldwide, ostensibly because our presence in Afghanistan will be reduced; While the decline in war funding largely reflects the continued withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan — from the 10,600 now there to half that planned by […]

Obama won’t address real defense needs

Bloomberg reports: The Pentagon will request about $51 billion in war funding for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, a 20 percent reduction from the $64 billion Congress approved this year and the least since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, officials and congressional aides said. The Overseas Contingency Operations funding, as it’s known, will be […]

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Files Complaint Against Prosecutors For Misconduct In Darren Wilson Case

Following the ACLU taking the case of a member of the Ferguson grand jury who is suing to be able to speak publically about how prosecutor Robert McCulloch misrepresented the proceedings, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund  has written a letter to Missouri Judge Maura McShane asking her to investigate Ferguson prosecutor Bob McCulloch and two [...]Show More Summary

Revival talks about death, decoration, and defenses

You remember Revival, right? You know, the game funding its development by selling in-game houses? That one. The developers haven't been quiet over the holiday season, with several recent blog posts detailing the high-end concepts behind...Show More Summary

Darren Wilson Could Still Face Jail Time As NAACP Calls For Special Prosecutor To Re-Open Michael Brown Case

Darren Wilson was cleared of shooting teenager Michael Brown when a grand jury voted not to indict the Ferguson police officer, but he may not be in the clear just yet. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund wrote an open letter to Missouri Judge...Show More Summary

?NAACP seeks new grand jury in Ferguson police shooting

3 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund wants special prosecutor to oversee new grand jury investigation into death of Michael Brown

Group seeks new grand jury in Ferguson police shooting case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The NAACP's Legal Defense and Educational Fund, citing "grave legal concerns," is asking a Missouri judge to convene a new grand jury to consider charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

NAACP Legal Defense Fund files a potential game changer in the case against Darren Wilson

At a time when most people have given up on any semblance of justice for slain Ferguson teenager Mike Brown, Sherrilyn Ifill and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund have made what may be the biggest game changing request in the case yet. According...Show More Summary

Supporters donate thousands to Skiplagged defense fund

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Exclusive Neil Gaiman recording to Comic Book Legal Defense Fund donors

4 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Charles writes, "Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is thanking folks who make a donation in any amount before the 12/31 tax deadline with a download of Neil Gaiman's reading Live At the Aladdin. The Fund has used our donors' contributions to protect the freedom to read, including our 2014 annual report and an infographic showcasing how our donations are used."

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