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‘Uncertain Radiological Threat’: US Navy Sailors Search for Justice

July 5, 2016

Click on article text below to go to full article AFP/US Navy In March of 2011, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan rushed to Japan to help after the disastrous tsunami. Since then, many sailors from that ship have fallen ill, possibly as a result of exposure to radiation from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown.  

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Princeville Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates Cleared of embezzlement

April 19, 2016

Click on article text below to go to full article PRINCEVILLE, N.C. — A jubilant Priscilla Everette-Oates proclaimed her innocence Tuesday on the steps of the Edgecombe County Courthouse, six days after prosecutors dropped embezzlement charges against the former Princeville mayor. “This whole case was a political assassination of her. They wanted to take her …

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Exclusive: Former Black Panther leader Elaine Brown files assault lawsuit against Oakland Councilwoman Desley Brooks

April 19, 2016

Click on article text below to go to full article OAKLAND — City Councilwoman Desley Brooks and the city were sued Thursday by a former Black Panther leader who claims the longtime elected official unleashed “a tsunami of criminal … violent conduct” against her during an assault last fall and that the city has ignored …

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Ex-Black Panther leader seeks $7 million over alleged assault

March 1, 2016

Click here for more information A former head of the Black Panther Party says the city of Oakland should be held liable for permanent injuries she says she received when a councilwoman punched her at a local restaurant, following an argument over affordable housing.

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Calif. Judge Pauses Sailors’ $1B Fukushima Radiation Suit

March 1, 2016

Click on article text below to go to full article   Law360, New York (June 22, 2015, 2:08 PM ET) — A California federal judge on Friday stayed a $1 billion class action brought by a group of U.S. Navy sailors against Tokyo Electric Power Co., or Tepco, over exposure to nuclear radiation from Japan’s …

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Charles Bonner Delivered Keynote Speech at MLK Breakfast

March 1, 2016

Click on article text below to go to full article   Keynote speaker is trial lawyer, author and lifelong activist Charles Bonner. Born in Selma, Ala., 16-year-old Bonner joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1963 and participated in sit-ins, marches and other actions for voting rights in the South.

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Bonner and Bonner Law offices Radiation exposure for salors. USS Ronald Reagan

What’s next for sailors who were exposed?

March 1, 2016

Click on article text below to go to full article   Hundreds of sailors and Marines, some from right here in the Northwest, are in the fight of their lives, battling a baffling mix of diseases they say came from radiation exposure. And it all started with a mission of mercy in 2011; bringing life-saving …

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