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‘Occupy’ protests to arrive at London Stock Exchange

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LONDON — Protests against corporate power that have taken hold in the United States are to hit Britain on Saturday with a rally in front of the London Stock Exchange, organisers revealed.

Occupy London Stock Exchange (OccupyLSX) plans to launch a “peaceful occupation” near the capital’s financial nerve centre, and its page on social networking site Facebook has attracted 3,500 confirmed attendees.

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“This is a people-powered movement protesting against the increasing social and economic injustice in the UK,” OccupyLSX supporter Kai Wargalla explained on Wednesday.

“We want to stand with…the overwhelming majority who value people over profit. We want to make our voices heard against greed, corruption and for a democratic, just society,” she added.

The group will host workshops, assemblies and discussion groups during Saturday’s protest against the financial sector and its regulatory system.

OccupyLSX is backed by anti-austerity group UK Uncut, the London-based Assembly of the Spanish 15M movement and the People’s Assemblies Network Global Day of Action.

“The success of the square occupations across Spain in calling for democracy and an end to austerity, alongside the rapid growth of the Wall Street occupation, has shown that this is what is needed in London,” UK Uncut supporter Peter Hodgson said.

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Thousands of anti-corporate demonstrators have been mounting protests in lower Manhattan, the New York area where Wall Street is located, for more than two weeks.

Demonstrations have now spread to other US cities, including the capital Washington.

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New Bolton bombshell implicates Bill Barr in Trump’s corruption with China and Turkey: report

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Yet another huge bombshell was revealed to be included in manuscript for the upcoming book by former National Security Advisor John Bolton titled The Room Where it Happened.

"John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, privately told Attorney General William P. Barr last year that he had concerns that President Trump was effectively granting personal favors to the autocratic leaders of Turkey and China, according to an unpublished manuscript by Mr. Bolton," New York Times correspondents Micheal Schmidt and Maggie Haberman reported Monday evening.

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GOP senator admits she’s hoping Trump’s Ukraine scheme successfully sinks Biden

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In a press conference with reporters on Monday, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) gave the game away by implying she hopes that President Donald Trump's scheme to dig up foreign dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden successfully sinks his candidacy and causes him to lose the Democratic caucuses in her state.

"Iowa caucuses are this next Monday evening. And I'm really interested to see how this discussion today informs and influences the Iowa caucus voters, those Democratic caucus goers. Will they be supporting Vice President Biden at this point?"

The remarks came after White House lawyers spent hours trying to change the subject from Trump's attempts to extort the president of Ukraine with military aid, to the conspiracy theory surrounding Biden's son's work in Ukraine that he had been demanding they pursue.

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Republicans defended ‘a vile scoundrel’ who is ‘racist’ and ‘a petty tyrant’ — and it wasn’t Donald Trump

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President Donald Trump's defense attorneys were blasted for their defense of a different president on Tuesday.

"I mean, of course Trump's lawyers are defending Andrew Johnson. Of course," noted MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes.

"Johnson was a vile scoundrel and a drunk and a racist and a petty tyrant whose presidency brought blood and shame upon this nation," Hayes continued. "That's the kindest characterization I could muster."

The host linked to a 2019 piece on Johnson that he wrote for The New York Times as a book review of "The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation by Brenda Wineapple.

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