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Credit Suisse Banker Pleads Guilty in Mozambique Loan Scandal

Washington DC - On Friday, former Credit Suisse banker Andrew Pearse pled guilty in US Federal Court for accepting millions of dollars in a fraud scheme that led to a $2 billion Mozambique loan scandal and debt crisis in the East African country. Pearse and six others are accused of taking $200 million in the scheme.“Mozambique, one of the poorest countries in the world, is dealing with a financial crisis because of the greed of corrupt bankers," said United Nations corruption and finance expert Eric LeCompte and Executive Director of the religious development group Jubilee USA Network.

Opponents of W Va Rockwool plant erect mock factory inside Lowes

On the 20th of July, residents of W Va, Virginia, Maryland, and DC opposing Rockwool's planned factory in W Virigina built a mock Rockwool factory inside the Lowes hardware store in Gaithersburg. The mock plant was built from Rockwool's own product and was no more welcome there than the real one is in W Va across from an elementary school.

HD Video-erecting a mock Rockwool factory inside Lowes 3 min 14 sec

Beyond Extreme Energy protests fracked gas export facilities at FERC's monthly meeting

On the 18th of January, Beyond Extreme Energy showed up outside FERC, the Federal Energy "Regulatory" Agency. They were there to demand that possibly retiring FERC commissioner Cherly Lefleur vote against all proposed fracked gas export facilities-and against Canadian and other foreign pipeline companies using eminent domain for private gain against US residents.

Protesters invoking "Never Again" surround, blockade and enter ICE headquarters

On the 16th of July, protesters from Never Again Action, Jews against ICE, and Movimiento Cosecha blocked every dooryway into ICE headquarters on 12th street and the streets outside. In addition, 12 protesters entered the building and reportedly were the only protesters arrested in this day of direct action against ICE and concentration camps. Jewish activists explicitly tied Trump's concentration camps to those used by the Nazis during WWII, using talking points like "Never Again means NOW!"

Video: street and door blockades isolate and shut down ICE headquarters 1 min 38 sec

Marching off the road in victory after shutting down much of ICE headquarters with an all-entrances plus street blockade

Amazon's contract with Palantir/ICE earns Jeff Bezos a protest at his HOUSE

On Amazon Prime Day the 16th of July, protesters descended on the home of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. They carried mock Amazon Prime delivery boxes loaded with petitions demanding Amazon drop their DHS/Palantir contract which has caused thousands of deportations. The petition boxes changed Amazon's smile to a well-earned frown.

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