"We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad. [...] You must be, or you wouldn't be here."
––Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Russian meddling report – dissident’s widow goes to law
Reuters, © The Guardian
November 15, 2019

The widow of a Russian dissident murdered in London plans to challenge a government decision not to publish a report on alleged Russian meddling in Britain, a lawyer representing the widow said.
Marina Litvinenko, whose husband Alexander, a former KGB agent, was murdered with a radioactive isotope in 2006, sent Boris Johnson a letter on Wednesday telling the prime minister she planned to take legal action, lawyer Elena Tsirlina said.

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"Curiouser and curiouser! "
––Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Chapter 2

The Real Witness Intimidation Was Outsourced To Bots And Trump’s Son
By Steve M., © Crooks and Liars
November 16, 2019

Was this obstruction of justice on the part of Junior, or on the part of spammers who quite possibly have direct ties to Trumpworld?

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"I'm not crazy, my reality is just different than yours."
––Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland

Deep focus: Maurice Pialat – the man who changed French cinema
David Thompson
November 1, 2019

Maurice Pialat’s stark, unsentimental films left a mark on French cinema that arguably outweighs even that of the nouvelle vague. A director who thrived on conflict, he captured moments of searing emotional power on screen, inspiring a generation of French directors and actors.

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"When I used to read fairy tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one! "
––Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland, Chapter 4

Michael Lynk’s UN report on Israeli settlements speaks the truth – but the world refuses to listen
Robert Fisk, © The Independent
November 14, 2019

He’s a very tall man with bright eyes and a broad smile, and he holds out a great paw when he greets you. But Michael Lynk is no gentle giant.
He may teach human rights law at the Western University in London, Ontario, but as the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, he has to endure the fury of Israel and its acolytes abroad – not least in his native Canada – and, two years ago, even the enmity of his own country’s foreign minister.

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