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Celebrated Spanish human rights investigator Baltasar Garzon to head Julian Assange’s legal team

Famous Spanish human rights investigator Baltasar Garzon will lead the legal team representing WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, the whistleblower website announced on Tuesday. Assange is currently at the Ecuadoran embassy in London, seeking political asylum in the Latin American country, after losing his legal battle to avoid extradition…

Batman actor Christian Bale visits victims of theatre shooting

AURORA, Colorado — Batman actor Christian Bale paid a low-key visit Tuesday to Aurora, Colorado to comfort victims of last week’s shooting massacre, which occurred during a screening of his latest film. Pictures posted on Twitter showed the Welsh-born actor at the Medical Center of Aurora, where 20 of the…

Former Murdoch newspaper execs charged in phone-hacking case

Prosecutors on Tuesday charged David Cameron’s former spokesman Andy Coulson and ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks with phone-hacking. The Crown Prosecution Service said it was charging a total of eight people in relation to the scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World tabloid, while it was taking…

Latest Batman movie has third largest opening ever

LOS ANGELES — The most recent Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” had the third largest opening weekend ever, despite the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, according to figures released Monday. Twelve people were killed and 58 wounded in the hail of gunfire in Friday’s Colorado massacre, in which…

News Corp shakes up Fox leadership

NEW YORK — News Corporation on Monday named Peter Rice as head of its Fox Networks Group as the media giant headed by Rupert Murdoch reorganized its leadership ahead of a likely split of the company. Rice, who has been head of entertainment for the unit since 2010, will now…

Red Hot Chili Peppers support jailed girl punk band at Moscow concert

MOSCOW — Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of US rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers, gave his backing to a jailed Russian girl punk band during a Moscow concert Sunday, a Russian news website reported. Kiedes performed with his band at the city’s Luzniky stadium wearing a tee-shirt emblazoned with…

Book publishers hunt online for the new E.L. James

Following the success of Fifty Shades Of Grey, publishers eye authors who self-publish Mainstream publishing houses are colonising fresh territory in the next stage of an ebook revolution that is changing not only how we read, but what we read, for ever. Following the success of Fifty Shades of Grey,…

Rupert Murdoch resigns from newspaper boards

The (U.K.) Telegraph is reporting that media mogul Rupert Murdoch has resigned from the boards of his various newspaper holdings in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Filings with both the United Kingdom Registrar of Companies and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicate the resignations were made…

Journalist and author Alexander Cockburn dies at 71

Longtime journalist and contributor to Counter-Punch, The Nation and Common Dreams, Alexander Cockburn has died at the age of 71. Co-editor Jeffrey St. Clair published a column on Saturday morning to remember Cockburn and to express his grief at losing a good friend. “Our friend and comrade Alexander Cockburn died…

The top five most painfully self-serving reactions to the Aurora shooting

Within hours of the tragic shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado last night, politicians and others rushed to stake out the tragedy as their own. Some pointed to the senseless murders as proof of their beliefs, while others have used it as an opportunity to gather donations and…

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