Intercepted Podcast: The Woman Democrats Love to Hate

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The Green Party’s presidential candidate Jill Stein has been widely attacked by Democrats simply for running for president. Some blame her for Hillary Clinton’s loss. This week on Intercepted: Stein strikes back at her critics and discusses what she calls severe vulnerabilities in the U.S. voting system. Stein also reveals the story behind the now-infamous dinner in Moscow where she was seated with Vladimir Putin and Gen. Michael Flynn. The Intercept’s D.C. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim digs into the contents of a newly published top-secret intelligence assessment from the National Security Agency outlining alleged Russian cyberattacks against software companies that service U.S. elections. And singer-songwriter Damien Jurado performs and talks about his punk roots, Woody Guthrie, and his desire to reconnect with America.

Transcript coming soon.

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Inside Trump’s secretive immigration court: far from scrutiny and legal aid

Exclusive: the remote LaSalle detention facility is part of Trump’s attempt to fast-track deportations. A visit reveals a hastily arranged setup beset by flaws

Behind two rows of high fencing, winding coils of razor wire, and surrounded by thick forest in central Louisiana, hundreds of miles from the nearest major city, stands a newly created court the Trump administration hopes will fast track the removal of undocumented immigrants.

Hearings take place in five poky courtrooms behind reinforced grey doors where the public benches, scratched with graffiti, are completely empty. There is no natural light. The hallways are lined with detainees in yellow jumpsuits awaiting their turn before a judge. The five sitting judges were quietly flown in by the US justice department from cities across the United States and will be rotated again within two weeks.

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‘It’s diabolical’: arts programs under threat as Trump aims to slash funds

If Trump gets his way, the National Endowment for the Arts – which provides support for artists and arts programs – will see an 80% budget cut

When it finally became clear that Moonlight had won the 2017 Oscar for best picture, nowhere were the cheers more intense than at a small community arts center in one Miami neighborhood.

Tarell Alvin McCraney, whose play was made into the movie and also won him the adapted screenplay Oscar, held his golden statuette aloft and dedicated it to “all those black and brown boys and girls and non-gender-conforming who don’t see themselves, we’re trying to show you you, and us.”

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Indigenous people victims of ‘green’ fight against Adani mine, says Marcia Langton

Academic uses mining industry lecture to accuse ‘cashed-up green groups’ of harming native title ambitions in campaign to stop Carmichael mine

Prominent Indigenous academic Marcia Langton has blasted the campaign against the controversial Adani coalmine, saying the Greens and the “environmental industry” are treating Indigenous people as “collateral damage”.

Related: Adani gives ‘green light’ to $16bn Carmichael coal mine

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Two pharmacy chains announce they will not pass on penalty rate cuts

Chemist Warehouse and My Chemist say all workers hired before 1 July will have their Sunday penalty rates grandfathered

Two major Australian chemist chains have chosen not to cut Sunday penalty rates for employees when a national wage drop comes into effect on 1 July.

The Fair Work Commission has approved a five percentage point wage cut for pharmacy workers, with further cuts to come.

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