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Video: Police fire water cannons at Papuans calling for independence

Police fired water cannons at protesters, the majority of whom were students from the Papua Students Alliance. Some male protesters were dragged from the...

Flint family claims retaliation from Navy over criticism of water crisis response

Lee Anne Walters was the first Flint resident to notify the EPA of city’s water problems, but while she fought for her son and...

‘We stand strong’: Standing Rock water protectors defy Army Corps’ threat of camp eviction...

Standing Rock activists said they would continue to stand their ground in the fight against the...
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Video: Heavy floods wreak havoc in Piedmont, residents attempt to veer the water away

The Tanaro River in Piedmont, Italy, breached its banks following torrential rains. Worsening weather conditions forced officials to raise red alerts in Liguria and...

Mourning Day: Water is Life, Life is Struggle

Photo by Gary Stevens | CC BY 2.0   Here we are again. This time the year is 2016. It has been more than 41 years...
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Video: Standing Rock Special: Dakota Excess Pipeline? Media & Water Protectors Face Strip Searches,...

http://democracynow.org - Today we're revisiting Democracy Now! reports on the ongoing standoff at Standing Rock in North Dakota, where thousands of Native ... Via Youtube
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Video: Standing Rock Special: Unlicensed #DAPL Guards Attacked Water Protectors with Dogs & Pepper...

http://democracynow.org - Many across the United States are celebrating this Thanksgiving holiday. But many for Native Americans observe it as a National Day ... Via...
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Video: Chaos in Mosul: Locals suffer food & water shortages, assault aid trucks

Half a dozen trucks sent by the Iraqi government took food to the residents of areas of Mosul recently liberated from Islamic State. The...

Police Unleash Water Cannons, Concussion Grenades and Rubber Bullets in Standing Rock

Johanna Holy Elk Face, whose parents are from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, shows marks written on her by police after she and other...

Bringing Back Waterboarding? Torture Policy in Trump's USA

During the primary season, Republican Party candidate Donald Trump, who is now president-elect of the United States, pledged to bring back  waterboarding "and much...
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Video: Jeremy Scahill: TigerSwan Security, Linked to Blackwater, Now Coordinates Intel for Dakota Access

http://democracynow.org - We speak with Intercept co-founder Jeremy Scahill, who has spent years reporting on private security contractors such as the private ... Via Youtube
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Video: DAPL protesters ‘trapped on bridge’ as police fire tear gas, water cannon (DRONE...

CREDIT: DIGITAL SMOKE SIGNALS Protesters demonstrating against the Dakota Access Pipeline posted that police were trying to shoot down their drone, ... Via Youtube
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Video: Drone dodges water cannon to capture DAPL protest

CREDIT: DIGITAL SMOKE SIGNALS Officers have deployed water cannon on the protesters in below-freezing temperatures, and are using LRAD sound devices ... Via Youtube

Drone narrowly escapes water cannon jet during DAPL protest (VIDEO)

Though mainstream media largely turned a blind eye to the latest Dakota Access Pipeline protest, a...

EPA orders 3-month testing at Flint water plant

Under a revised order, federal regulators are insisting that Flint’s treatment plant test-run raw Lake Huron...

Michigan tries to block court-ordered water bottle delivery to Flint

Michigan officials are fighting a federal court order to deliver water to the residents of Flint...

Nestlé and Coca-Cola Attempt to Block National Parks From Banning Bottled Water Sales

The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park fills up a reusable water bottle at a hydration station. In 2012, Grand Canyon National Park banned...

The Human Right to Water at Standing Rock

Phil Little Thunder Sr. carries water from his home, the Rosebud Reservation, during a protest march at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation...

Worse Than Watergate? Revisiting the Clinton Email Fiasco

Donald Trump has grabbed headlines by claiming Hillary Clinton’s email fiasco is “worse than Watergate.” To the horror of liberal America, Trump promised in...
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Video: Did a DAPL Security Worker Wielding an AR-15 Rifle Try to Infiltrate Native...

http://democracynow.org - On Friday, Amnesty International dispatched human rights observers to North Dakota to monitor the ongoing repression of the ... Via Youtube

45% say Clinton email scandal worse than Watergate – poll

According to a Politico/Morning Consult poll, 45 percent say the Clinton email scandal is worse than...

Did Dakota Access Security Worker Wielding an Assault Rifle Try to Infiltrate Native Water...

On Friday, Amnesty International dispatched human rights observers to North Dakota to monitor the ongoing repression of the thousands of Native Americans...

Oilfield Wastewater Used to Grow Food in California May Contain Toxins

An oilfield in Kern County, California, in a photo taken on Fenruary 10, 2008. (Photo: Ben Klocek; Edited: LW / TO) Did you...

Standing Rock Water-Protectors Waterboarded While the Cleveland Indians Romped

Photo by John Duffy | CC BY 2.0   Three nights ago, 19.37 million television viewers watched the opening game of North American professional baseball’s so-called...

Deepwater Horizon Continues to Impact Public Health

It's hard to believe that the Deepwater Horizon incident, which discharged over 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, happened six years...

Water Protectors Erect New Front Line Camp Directly in Path of Dakota Access Pipeline

On Sunday, hundreds of water protectors erected a new frontline camp of several structures and tipis directly on the proposed path of...

Three Massive Mergers — Millions for One Bank and a Disaster for Food, Water...

Construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline continues near St. Anthony, an unincorporated community in Morton County, North Dakota, October 8, 2016....
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Video: Russian Marine Special Forces practice underwater gunfire

During drills in the Kaliningrad region, Russian naval troops showed off their underwater combat skills: shooting, close fighting and mine clearance training in ... Via...
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Video: North Dakota: Water Protectors Erect New Frontline Camp Directly in Path of Dakota...

http://democracynow.org - On Sunday, hundreds of water protectors erected a new frontline camp of several structures and tipis directly on the proposed path of...
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Video: Standing Rock: Police Arrest 120+ Water Protectors as Dakota Access Speeds up Pipeline...

http://democracynow.org - We go to North Dakota for an update on the ongoing Standoff at Standing Rock, where thousands of Native Americans representing ... Via...

From Higher Education to Water Treatment, Financialization Is Harming Our Economy

An empty classroom at Junior High School 50 in Brooklyn in June 23, 2016. Public schools around the nation have all seen...

EPA delayed response to Flint water crisis by 7 months despite proof of disaster...

The US Environmental Protection Agency should have intervened to protect the people of Flint, Michigan from...

Colorado Air Force base dumped toxic wastewater into sewer system

It may sound like good news that Colorado Springs sewers are not likely to catch fire...
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Video: “We’re Going to Call That a Win”: Water Protectors Promise More Protests as...

http://democracynow.org - At the Morton County Courthouse in North Dakota on Monday, authorities dropped or rejected multiple felony and misdemeanor ... Via Youtube
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Video: Report from Standing Rock: 100+ Militarized Police Deployed Against Native American Water Protectors

http://democracynow.org - On Saturday, hundreds of people temporarily stopped work at multiple construction sites at the site of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access ... Via...

How To Filter and Purify Water

For most folks in the developed world, getting a drink of safe, clean, palatable drinking water is as easy as turning on the tap. Outside...

Why We Are Singing for Water at Standing Rock, in Front of Men With...

Protesters march from a camp to a sacred burial ground at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota, on September 9,...
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Video: “America Divided”: New TV Series Explores Inequality from Water to Housing to Mass...

http://democracynow.org - With the presidential election less than five weeks away, the explosive new documentary "America Divided" explores inequality in ... Via Youtube

Sale of tear gas & water cannon to ‘human rights-abusing’ Gulf nations worth millions...

The UK government has once again been accused of “arming repression” in countries such as...

How Black Athletes Could Create a Watershed in Activist History

There’s the potential at this juncture for bold black athletes to blend many identity issues and address concerns about Mother Earth simultaneously. — Organizer for...

EPA Plans to Allow Unlimited Dumping of Fracking Wastewater in the Gulf of Mexico

An offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Under current Environmental Protection Agency standards, offshore platform operators can dump unlimited amounts of...

Mentally ill man dies without water in solitary confinement in Milwaukee jail

A mentally ill black man who died in a Milwaukee prison in April suffered from severe...

Water Protectors at Standing Rock React to Obama's Intervention in Dakota Access Pipeline Battle

In a dramatic series of moves on Friday, the White House intervened in the ongoing fight against the Dakota Access pipeline, less...
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Video: Water Protectors at Standing Rock React to Obama’s Intervention in Dakota Access Pipeline...

http://democracynow.org - In a dramatic series of moves on Friday, the White House intervened in the ongoing fight against the Dakota Access pipeline, less...
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Video: Lakota Activist Debra White Plume from Pine Ridge: Why I am a Water...

http://democracynow.org - While Democracy Now! was covering the standoff at Standing Rock earlier this month, we spoke to longtime Lakota water and land ... Via...
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Video: Mesmerizing force of nature: Chinese waterfall in spectacular rage after rainfall (Aerial footage)

Chinese Hukou Waterfall seen in spectacular rage due to the increase of sediment concentration and water volume in the Yellow River which happens annually...
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Video: Baltimore Water Price Hike Will Disproportionately Impact Low-Income People and Senior Citizens

Jorge Aguilar of Food & Water Watch says that the city should instead opt for income-based water service billing in order to fund new...
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Video: Water Protectors Lock Their Bodies to Machines to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline Construction

http://democracynow.org - As a temporary restraining order that halts construction on part of the Dakota Access pipeline was issued Tuesday, about 100 people ... Via...
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Video: H2wOe: India’s Water Crisis – Warning to the World (RT Documentary)

The Indian state of Punjab is undergoing a severe water crisis. Once an agricultural leader in India, it's now turning into a desert. Farmers...

Oklahoma sees dozens of fracking water wells shut down after major earthquake

The authorities in Oklahoma have shut down 37 wastewater wells used by the fracking industry to...

California and EPA Poised to Expand Pollution of Potential Drinking Water Reserves

California is one of at least 23 states where so-called aquifer exemptions -- exceptions to federal environmental law that allow mining or...

Goldwater and Trump

A comparison that is repeatedly made by Democrats and establishment Republicans concerns Trump’s campaign and the disastrous defeat of GOP presidential candidate Barry Goldwater...

‘We Are Peaceful Protectors of Water and of Health’ – CounterSpin interview with Kandi...

Janine Jackson interviewed Kandi Mossett about the Native American pipeline protest for the August 26, 2016, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited...
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Video: Water weapon in Syrian war: Terrorists cut Aleppo supply lines, residents find ways...

Terrorists have recently cut off water pipes going into West Aleppo. RT's Lizzie Phelan looks at some of the heroic attempts to change the...

Why the TPP and TTIP Trade Deals May Now Be Dead in the Water

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (pictured here) says negotiations over the TTIP “have de facto failed. (Photo: Christliches Medienmagazin Pro; Edited: LW...

UK sends destroyer to fight ISIS in Persian Gulf, despite its previous warm water...

The Royal Navy is sending its lead Daring-class air defense destroyer, the HMS Daring, to...
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Video: Waterspouts touch down on Qinghai lake in China

Multiple waterspouts appeared on Qinghai Lake in northwest China's Qinghai Province, with the spectacular scene lasting for about five minutes. RT LIVE ... Via Youtube
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Video: German govt warns people to stockpile food, water in case of terror attacks

German authorities are set to introduce a new state defense plan that would make citizens stockpile food and water, enough to last for at...

'Save our water': Native Americans, celebrities protest Dakota pipeline

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation opposing the construction of a pipeline through their sacred...

Germans Will Be Asked to Stockpile Food and Water ‘in Case of a Catastrophe’

Germany is planning to urge its citizens to stockpile food, water and other supplies in the event of a catastrophe or armed...

New York City set to ban use of fracking waste water

New York City lawmakers have approved a new bill to ban the usage of waste water...

In vilifying Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova, Americans are splashing murky waters

Feels good, doesn’t it, to slap water in the face of the rest of the world and go all jingoist? Lilly King...

Trident nuke renewal plan blown out the water by govt’s own watchdog

Britain’s new multibillion-pound Trident nuclear submarine fleet may be in jeopardy after the government’s own watchdog warned the project faces “major risks.” The Infrastructure and...

Apartheid Israel's War on Water

Construction equipment rolls through Ramallah, Palestine, on April 29, 2011. (Photo: Michael Rose) London is known the world over for its rainy weather,...

12-yo boy dies on world’s tallest waterslide in Kansas waterpark

A 12-year-old boy was killed in an accident on the world’s tallest waterslide at Schlitterbahn Waterpark...

The Goldwater Girl and the Wall Street Girl

They are one and the same in Hillary. The Goldwater girl is the one who rooted for Goldwater’s racism and is also now the...

Proprietary Water

(No deposit, no return) by T.P. Wilkinson / August 7th, 2016 Who will the wellsfrom misfortune,Mischief unnaturalprotect?For whom do tollOne need not askThey till the yearsSow...

Burkini-only pool party at French water park sparks outrage

A burkini-only day for Muslim women at a water park in France has sparked outrage among some politicians and French citizens. The...
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Video: Inground Pool! Sinkhole with swirling water appears in backyard of house in Australia

A sinkhole filled with water appeared in the backyard of a house in Australia on Tuesday. House owners Lynn and Ray McKay woke up...

Montana town wins back municipal water supply from private company

The city of Missoula, Montana won a state Supreme Court case to exercise eminent domain powers...

Cartoon control: Apple replaces pistol emoji with water gun

Apple Inc. has announced it will replace its handgun emoji with a less-threatening green and orange...

Flint Officials Profited While Water Crisis Raged

Federal officials approved mortgages worth more than $11 million for Flint, Michigan homes bought after it was discovered the city’s drinking water contained dangerous...

6 state employees criminally charged in connection with Flint water crisis

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette indicted six state employees for their alleged connection to the dangerous levels of lead in the city of Flint’s...
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Video: Underwater abyss: Planet’s deepest ‘blue hole’ found in South China Sea

Watch more RT Play videos here: https://www.facebook.com/RTvids/ Underwater abyss: World's deepest sinkhole discovered in South China Sea (Amazing ... Via Youtube

‘Hot lesbians’ ad lands Canadian oil sands group in hot water

An Alberta oil sands group has apologized for a cheeky ad with no political correctness in sight, which said that Canadian fuel should be...

Navy struggling to recruit submarine crews… because sailors can’t use Facebook underwater

Royal Navy recruiters are a having hard time finding young people to work on Britain’s...

Mars prep mission makes history with underwater DNA sequencing

A DNA sequencer has been used under the sea for the first time ever as part...

High alert: Colorado town may have marijuana in water supply

Residents of a Colorado town have been warned against using their water for drinking or bathing...
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Video: ‘In hot water’: Beijing holds military drills in disputed South China Sea

Beijing has announced that it is closing off part of the South China Sea for military exercises this week, warning that freedom of navigation...
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Video: RAW: Three stabbed after water fight in London’s Hyde Park turns violent

Scuffles erupted in Hyde Park in London on Tuesday, after a free party and organised water fight left three people with stab wounds, including...

Florida nuclear plant operator sued for polluting drinking water

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against Florida Power & Light Co., operator of the Turkey...

‘Without shoes or water’: 3 young children left in Mojave Desert as punishment

A homeless couple allegedly punishing three young children by sending them out into the Mojave Desert...

CIA director would resign if new president resumed waterboarding

CIA director John Brennan says the next president would have to find “another director” if waterboarding is revived. The statement was presumably a response...

Wisconsin tornado warning issued as floodwater washes away harbor, chunks of road (PHOTOS)

The people of Wisconsin are bracing themselves for further storm damage after heavy rainfall claimed one...
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Video: Friendly Competition: ‘Open Water’ 2016, a Russian military contest

Build Rafts, overcome water obstacles, get combat vehicles to destination – this is the Russian military 'Open Waters' 2016 games Follow RT Play: ... Via...

‘Dark streaks’ on Mars give NASA a hint that Red Planet may have water

NASA has examined thousands of “dark streaks” on Mars which might have formed due to liquid...
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Video: Gulf of Fracking: 76bn gallons of toxic waste water reportedly dumped into...

The Gulf of Mexico has a troubled past of pollution particularly since the Deep Water Horizon spill in 2010, when 4.9 million barrels of...
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Video: ‘The Clintons believe they are above the law’: Hillary in hot water over...

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said her husband Bill's meeting with US Attorney General Loretta Lynch at Phoenix, Arizona's Sky Harbor ... Via Youtube
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Video: ‘Waterloo’ battle: Paris lures bankers, fights for London’s finance crown after ‪‎Brexit‬

In another fallout from the Brexit referendum, London's position as Europe's primary financial hub seems to be under threat. And cities such as Paris,...

Johnson’s used, never-used water cannon to be sold off by new London mayor

Three water cannon bought by London’s former mayor, Boris Johnson, are to be sold off...
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Video: Flood Waters Rise: Torrential rain batters southwest China

Torrential rain has triggered damaging floods in areas of southwest China's Chongqing Municipality and Guizhou Province. The flood peak of the Qihe River ... Via...

Flint water criminal investigation costs triple — and may hit $5 million

Mchigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's wide-ranging probe into the Flint water crisis could cost as much as $4.9 million, more than triple the amount...

Is Water a Pollutant?

Water and carbon dioxide are life-giving chemical compounds. Life, on Earth, could not exist without these compounds. What else do they have in common?...

Brain-eating amoeba causes closure of N. Carolina waterpark, after 18-yo girl dies

A North Carolina waterpark has closed after a teen girl was killed by a brain-eating amoeba....

Indian Point nuclear reactor shut down over water leak

A nuclear reactor unit at Indian Point has been closed down to repair a water leak,...

US sacks another Navy commander for embarrassing detainment in Iranian waters

The commanding officer of a US Navy task force has been sacked following the investigation into...

Palestine’s ‘Prayer for Rain’: How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War

Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This...
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Video: Grassy Narrows to Ontario: No Reconciliation Without Clean Water (2/2)

First Nation ramps up pressure on province to clean mercury in their water as experts confirm that river system can be remediated. Via Youtube
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Video: Grassy Narrows to Ontario: No Reconciliation Without Clean Water (1/2)

First Nation ramps up pressure on province to clean mercury in their water as experts confirm that river system can be remediated. Via Youtube
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Video: Amphibious Abilities: Military vehicles perform various water manoeuvres during drills in Russia

Over 100 soldiers and around 50 armoured vehicles took part in drills hosted by Russia's Southern Military District in Volgograd region on Monday. Tanks...

Israel’s Water Siege of Palestinians

Neocon domination of the U.S. foreign policy establishment has foreclosed serious debate over Israel’s strangling control of Palestinian water resources and what...
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Video: Euro 2016: Tear gas, water cannon & scuffles ahead of Poland-Ukraine match in...

Scuffles briefly broke out in Marseille on Tuesday shortly before the European Championship match between Poland and Ukraine. Riot police fired tear gas and...

Climate Change Could Alter the Chemistry of Deepwater Lakes and Harm Ecosystems

In an age of rapid global population growth, demand for safe, clean water is constantly increasing. In 2010 the United States alone...
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Video: Israel cuts water supplies to West Bank, Palestine authorities claim

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have reportedly been left without access to safe drinking water, according to Palestinian authorities. RT LIVE ... Via Youtube

Gator attacks 2yo boy & drags him into water near Disney’s Orlando resort, toddler...

An alligator, thought to be up to seven feet long, attacked a 2-year-old boy while he was playing in the water on the shore...
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Video: Murky waters of Flint (RT Documentary)

For 50 years the authorities of Flint in Michigan, US had bought the city's water from a trusted source. In 2014 however, the corporation...

‘No magic thing can reverse this’: RT investigates water crisis aftermath in Flint

RT traveled to the site of the most avoidable public health emergency of the decade, interviewing...
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Video: As 13M People Read Stanford Victim’s Letter, Advocates See “Watershed” Moment in Fight...

http://democracynow.org - More than 60000 people have signed a petition calling for Stanford University to apologize publicly to the woman who was raped on...

Navy’s £1bn high-tech destroyers break down in warm water

The British military’s supposedly cutting-edge Type 45 destroyers are effectively overheating and shutting down outside...
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Video: Toxic cover-up: US govt officials cheating on water-safety inspections

A new twist has emerged in the US water-crisis saga that began more than two years ago in the small city of Flint, Michigan....

100,000+ people in Alabama told not to use tap water due to chemical contamination

Chemical contamination has left over 100,000 Alabamans without drinkable tap water, possibly until the fall, according...

Underwater ‘lost city’ not made by humans

A Greek dive site once thought to be the ruins of a long-lost ancient city turned...

Sanders talks ‘undrinkable’ tap water, climate change ahead of California primary

While Hillary Clinton was attacking presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in a foreign policy-themed speech, rival...

Kids use water guns to put out West Fargo fire, save man

Five children armed with water guns were able to put out a fire and save the...
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Video: ‘Water beast’: Chinese giant dragon boat to set new Guinness World Record

A total of 1600 strong men carried a 77.8-meter-long wooden dragon boat to a river in southwest China's Guizhou Province. The boat has applied...
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Video: World’s first underwater musical band performs in Netherlands

An entire show is being performed underwater at the Operadagen festival in Rotterdam. The band 'Between Music' used specially designed instruments and a ... Via...

Heard About the Detox Water Craze?

Detox water has become a wildly popular diet craze. Many hail it as a miracle diet and think it can support weight loss. Could...
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Video: Youngest waterskier ever! Baby girl takes to water to break a decade-old record

Zyla St. Onge managed to break the world record as the youngest ever waterskier. A video released by Florida Barefoot center shows her riding...

UK Navy ship due in Libyan waters

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Video: The Occupation of the American Mind – RAI with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters...

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, legendary musician Roger Waters and producer Sut Jhally say Rachel Maddow and most liberal media express ... Via...
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Video: The Occupation of the American Mind – RAI with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters...

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, legendary musician Roger Waters and Sut Jhally discuss how after its invasion of Lebanon in 1982, Israel...

"Our Water, Our Future": Voters in Oregon Defeat Nestlé's Attempt to Privatize Their Water

Kathy Tittle, Aurora del Val and Deanna Busdeiker talk to voters on primary election day May 17, 2016. (Photo: Karen Saró Troeger) Blue...
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Video: The Occupation of the American Mind – RAI with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters...

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, legendary musician Roger Waters and Sut Jhally discuss their new film about the Israeli public relations campaign...

"Local Residents" Are Filmed Stealing Dozens of Bottles of Water at London Marathon Stop

Editor's Comment: "Local" residents? We can see they're not locals. London marathon runners were robbed of dozens of bottled waters when thieves raided...

NAACP sues Michigan officials over Flint water crisis

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, six former state officials, and engineering firms hired to evaluate water quality in Flint will have to contend with a...

Commandos jailed over ‘depraved’ waterboarding, vomit & urine initiation ceremony

Three elite Royal Marines have been jailed for subjecting new commandos to a “depraved” ordeal which included waterboarding and drinking a mix of urine...

UN Blames the Flint Water Crisis on Racism and Class Discrimination

Lana's Comment: There is no end to using the "racism" card because it pays. Flint, Michigan is a black majority city. However, Whites...

Whistleblower Fired for Exposing Flint Mayor's Alleged Plan to Take Water Donations

Every time the Flint, Mich., water crisis seems to have finally hit rock bottom, a new development tosses that assumption out the window....

Nestle gets control of town’s groundwater for up to 45 years

Nestlé has secured the rights to the groundwater under the Maine town of Fryeburg for up...

‘Loss of confidence’: Navy commander stripped of duties after sailors breached Iranian waters

The US Navy commander overseeing 10 sailors who breached Iranian waters, leading to their arrest, has...

Flint mayor tried to redirect water crisis donations to campaign account – lawsuit

A former city administrator of Flint, Michigan is suing Mayor Karen Weaver for allegedly trying to...

Egypt's Atlantis: Amazing artifacts from ancient underwater world go on display (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Objects from two lost underwater cities recently discovered off the Egyptian coast are being revealed...

Should You Be Worried About Perfluorooctanoic Acid in Drinking Water?

(Photo: Panafotkas) Over the past few months, several communities in upstate New York and New England have detected PFOA -- perfluorooctanoic acid, or...
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Video: Detroit Begins Water Shutoffs for 20,000 Residents

Food & Water Watch's Lynna Kaucheck says cash-strapped Detroit could actually increase revenue by billing customers based on what they can afford. Via Youtube

Chromium plume from Los Alamos threatens New Mexico Native American tribe, drinking water

Hexavalent chromium may not be familiar to the average American ‒ but Erin Brockovich likely is....

Detroit resumes water shutoffs that could impact 20,000 customers

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department announced it will begin turning off water service for as...
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Video: Michigan Officials Charged in Flint Water Poisoning, but Gov. Snyder Has Not Even...

http://democracynow.org - The first criminal charges have been filed in the ongoing Flint water contamination crisis that exposed nearly 100000 residents to ... Via Youtube

Michigan residents protest contaminated water at community meeting

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Carlos Delgado At a Jackson, Michigan, community meeting called to discuss the...

Michigan police tracking social media to keep tabs on Flint water crisis chatter

State police in Michigan have been conducting online surveillance to track social media discussions related to...

"Nestlé Is Trying to Break Us": A Pennsylvania Town Fights Predatory Water Extraction

Help Truthout keep publishing stories like this: They can't be found in corporate media! Click here to make a tax-deductible donation today. Donna...
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Video: Russian troops plunge into icy water near North Pole during Arctic drill

Immersion in ice-cold water just a few miles from the North Pole wasn't among the hardships planned for Russian airborne troops on a recent...

Flint woman suing over poisoned water crisis found shot to death in home

A woman involved in a lawsuit over the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan was reportedly...

Uproar as London marathon water bottles snatched by roadside (VIDEO)

A bizarre ‘theft’ of free bottled water that was meant for the parched mouths of...
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Video: River on fire! Aussies literally set water ablaze near fracking site

A Queensland river near a fracking site exploded into flames after a coal seam gas (CSP) protester sparked a kitchen lighter above the water...

Looking Back on Deepwater With Journalism as Usual

National Geographic aerial photo of Deepwater Horizon oil covering an Alabama beach. (photo: Tyrone Turner) April 20 marked the 6-year anniversary of the biggest oil...
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Video: Drone buzzes ‘Tea pot mouth’ waterfall in China

It may not be a Niagara or Victoria falls, but it is unique in the fact of its abruptness in narrowing. The some 300-meter...

US accuses Chinese woman of espionage, smuggling underwater drone parts to China

A Florida woman of Chinese origin has been charged as a Chinese spy for allegedly smuggling...

Officials Charged in Flint Water Poisoning, but Governor Snyder Has Not Even Been Questioned

The first criminal charges have been filed in the ongoing Flint water contamination crisis that exposed nearly 100,000 residents to poisonous levels...

First criminal charges in Flint water crisis to be filed against state and city...

Two officials from Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality and a Flint water treatment plant supervisor will soon be arraigned, the AP cited two officials...

British soldier waterboarded, spanked, made to lie in vomit & urine, court hears

Commando Carlo Nicholson was made to lie in a paddle pool of bodily secretions then waterboarded by a senior marine, who also ordered other...
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Video: Santiago in chaos: Millions left without water as flooding strikes Chile capital

Severe flooding has brought chaos to Santiago as heavy rains have been battering the region since Friday. An estimated four million people have been...

Michigan Governor to drink filtered Flint water for 30 days

In response to a reporter’s challenge and demands from citizens, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has vowed...

1/3 of Detroit elementary schools report unsafe lead, copper levels in water

Almost a third of elementary schools in Detroit, Michigan tested positive for unsafe levels of lead...

Our Drinking Water Systems Are a Disaster; What Can We Do?

In the wake of the Flint crisis, communities turn to innovative technology and financing to prevent the next crisis. (Photo: stillshot1 /...
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Video: How the EPA Allowed Oil and Gas Companies to Contaminate Our Drinking Water...

Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog says the EPA doesn't even know the chemicals used for fracking due to exemptions from the Clean Water Act, Safe...
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Video: How the EPA Allowed Oil and Gas Companies to Contaminate Our Drinking Water...

Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog says the EPA doesn't even know the chemicals used for fracking due to exemptions from the Clean Water Act, Safe...

Why World Leaders Are Terrified of Water Shortages

Secret conversations between American diplomats show how a growing water crisis in the Middle East destabilized the region, helping spark civil wars in Syria...

1 year before ‘lead and copper’ water rule changes – EPA

The Office of Water at the US Environmental Protection Agency will update its rule on lead...
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Video: Disaster Capitalism’s Coming Use of The Lead Water Pipe Crisis

Glen Ford, founder of Black Agenda Report, says the water pipe crisis will be used to justify previous goals of gentrifying more urban areas...

Hundreds of US schools test positive for unsafe lead levels in water

Flint, Michigan has become the epicenter of the lead water crisis in the United States, but...

Famed Watergate Reporter says Obama has Made Clinton Email Scandal a Political Issue

Famed Watergate investigator Bob Woodward appeared on Fox News Sunday and weighed in on Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, as well as President Obama’s decision...

Michigan Gov. blames staff for lead contamination of Flint water

Contradicting previous statements on when he first learned about Flint’s lead water crisis, Michigan Governor Rick...

From DC’s Deficit Panic to Flint’s Poisoned Water

Dana Milbank: “The pie-in-the-sky proposals from Trump, Sanders and Cruz build up unrealistic hopes among their followers.” (Washington Post, 4/8/16) We know that the Washington...

‘No legal basis’: Michigan governor asks Flint water lawsuit targeting him be dismissed

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is seeking have a class action lawsuit filed against him by Flint...

Bombing the Islamic State Is Like Watering Its Roots

Any number of peaceful solutions to Islamic Extremism exist. Pictured: Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (Photo: Thierry Ehrmann / Flickr Commons) Al Qaeda and...

Garda: Canada’s “Blackwater”

Last week students at L’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) disrupted a board meeting after learning administrators planned to sign a $50 million, seven-year,...
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Video: Violent anti-Renzi protests: Water cannon & tear gas as Italian PM visits Naples

Courtesy: Fanpage.it Police have fired tear gas during clashes with stone-throwing protesters in Naples, Italy. Over 2000 demonstrators have taken to the streets ... Via...

‘Californians rose to the occasion’ but miss water conservation target by 1.1%, penalties coming

Californians were just shy of reaching the state’s mandated 25 percent water conservation goal for February,...

Not a drop to drink: Ontario concerned about diverting Great Lakes water

Waukesha, Wisconsin needs water and would like to borrow some from its Canadian neighbors. However, Ontario is concerned that allowing the town to divert...

Waterboarding is legal in right hands? Hayden says ‘CIA rules’ whitewash enhanced interrogation

Is waterboarding torture? The CIA ex-chief, in an interview with Al Jazeera, believes it depends on...

‘Wake-up call’: Study finds fracking can pollute underground drinking water

A Stanford University study shows that fracking can pollute underground drinking water. Using publicly available data...

Flint may sue Michigan over water pollution crisis

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said she is not currently planning to sue the state of Michigan...

EPA has not been watching fracking sites for groundwater contamination

A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency...

Burst water main creates massive fountain seen from miles around (VIDEO)

As many as 4,500 homes across southern Liverpool may be temporarily left without water after...

Investigation launched after oil spills into Louisiana waterway – Coast Guard

An unknown amount of crude oil has spilled into a Louisiana waterway, the US Coast Guard...
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Video: Donald Trump’s Top Foreign Adviser, Joseph Schmitz, is a Former Blackwater Executive

http://democracynow.org - When asked this week about how he would approach foreign policy, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told MSNBC, ... Via Youtube
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Video: Blackwater Founder’s Latest Scheme: Money Laundering for Libyan Officials Through a Chinese Bank

http://democracynow.org - The Intercept reports that what began as an investigation into Blackwater founder Erik Prince's attempts to sell defense services in ... Via Youtube
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Video: Erik Prince in the Hot Seat: Blackwater Founder Under Investigation for Illegal Mercenary...

http://democracynow.org - In a major new exposé, The Intercept has revealed that the Justice Department is investigating Blackwater founder Erik Prince for ... Via Youtube

Donald Trump's Top Foreign Adviser, Joseph Schmitz, Is a Former Blackwater Executive

When asked this week about how he would approach foreign policy, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told MSNBC, "I'm speaking with myself,...
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Video: On World Water Day, See Our Extended Interview with Flint Activists Nayyirah Shariff...

http://democracynow.org - As communities mark World Water Day, we turn to Part 2 of our extended conversation with Flint water activists Nayyirah Shariff and...

Ex-Blackwater ‘no sh*t’ mercenary Erik Prince feels wrath of US justice dept, reports The...

Erik Prince, the notorious former chief of the mercenary company Blackwater, is facing possible charges in...

Chief proponent of Flint water supply switch hosts public meeting

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. James Brookfield More than one hundred people attended a meeting on the...
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Video: Turkish police use water cannons to disperse Kurds celebrating Newruz

At least 10 people have been arrested after Turkish police broke up the Kurdish Newroz festivities in the town of Silopi. Officers deployed water...

Flint water crisis loses 2 spokesmen in first round of March Madness tourney

When the South Dakota State Jackrabbits and Michigan State Spartans got knocked out of the NCAA...

Both Former EPA Official and Flint Emergency Manager Pass the Buck on Water Crisis

Lawmakers held the first of two Capitol Hill hearings set for this week on the Flint water crisis. For decades, Flint got...

Let them drink arsenic: Texas keeps insisting tainted water is safe – report

Drinking water systems in 34 Texas communities have tested positive for excessive levels of the carcinogen...

Is Water a Human Right?

Is access to safe, clean water a human right? It's not in the U.S. Constitution. The word water appears only once in the...

The political and social roots of the Flint water crisis

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and the International Youth and Students...

Michigan primary voters unhappy with candidates over Flint water crisis, criminal justice reform

(RT) - As voters in Michigan hit the polls to cast their ballots in the Democratic...
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Video: Part 2: “Here’s to Flint”: A Look at the Battle for Clean Water...

http://democracynow.org - As voters head to the polls in four states today, with Michigan seen as the top prize, the ongoing Flint water crisis...
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Video: Part 1: “Here’s to Flint”: A Look at the Battle for Clean Water...

http://democracynow.org - As voters head to the polls in four states today, with Michigan seen as the top prize, the ongoing Flint water crisis...
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Video: “A Democracy Problem”: As Debate Brings Attention to Flint, a Look at the...

http://democracynow.org - The Democratic candidates for president faced off Sunday night in Flint, Michigan, which has been in the national spotlight over the ... Via...
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Video: The Presidential Race & Environmental Racism: Flint Water Crisis Center Stage at Democratic...

http://democracynow.org - The race for the Democratic nomination intensified this weekend as Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton at caucuses ... Via Youtube
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Video: Two Afghan refugees arrested for alleged rape attempts in German waterpark

Asylum seekers from Afghanistan have been charged with the attempted rape of two schoolgirls in a public swimming pool in the northern German state...
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Video: Turkey Zaman crackdown: Police unleash tear gas, water cannon on protesters

Turkish police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse crowds protesting outside the headquarters of the opposition Zaman newspaper. They moved in to...

Only 47% say US drinking water is safe: Poll

Less than fifty percent of Americans are confident about the safety of their drinking water, according to a recent poll. The Associated Press-GfK poll released...

Rick Snyder Made Flint’s Water Crisis Happen

If a 2012 referendum had been allowed to stand, Michigan never would have had a super-empowered emergency manager Alec MacGillis The tragic lead poisoning of the...
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Video: Water cannons & teargas: Turkish forces clash with protesters in Diyarbakir

Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse a Kurdish solidarity rally in the south eastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir on Wednesday....
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Video: “I Give the Governor Credit”: Rubio Praises Snyder’s Handling of Flint’s Man-made Water...

http://democracynow.org - Although Thursday's Republican debate was held in Detroit, the Flint water crisis was only brought up once, thanks to a question from...

Flint fallout: Schools across US find elevated lead levels in drinking water

Several schools across the United States have found evidence of higher-than-acceptable levels of lead in their drinking water. This comes in the wake of...
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Video: RAW: Moment helicopter crashes into water in Pearl Harbor

A private helicopter carrying five people crashed into Pearl Harbor in Hawaii's Oahu, Thursday. One of the passengers, a 16-year-old boy, was rushed to...
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Video: Michigan’s Water Wars: Nestlé Pumps Millions of Gallons for Free While Flint Pays...

http://democracynow.org - As Flint residents are forced to drink, cook with and even bathe in bottled water, while still paying some of the highest...
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Video: Meet the Flint Official Whose Bid to Restore Safe Drinking Water Was Blocked...

http://democracynow.org - To learn more about how how Flint ended up with an unelected emergency manager, we spoke with Flint City Councilmember Eric ... Via...
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Video: Inside How Citizens, Journalists, Doctors & Scientists Exposed the Flint Water Crisis Cover-Up

http://democracynow.org - We speak with Curt Guyette of the ACLU of Michigan. He is an investigative reporter who was just named Michigan Journalist of...
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Video: What Did GM & the Governor Know? GM Stopped Using Flint Water Over...

http://democracynow.org - In October 2014, General Motors recognized the Flint water was corroding its engines. They got permission from the city's unelected ... Via Youtube
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Video: “Thirsty for Democracy: The Poisoning of an American City”: Special Report on Flint’s...

http://democracynow.org - Today, we go to Flint, Michigan, for a Democracy Now! special on the ongoing Flint water crisis. In 2014, an unelected emergency...

Behind Flint’s Lead-Poisoned Water

Largely abandoned by auto manufacturers who shifted factories to low-wage areas, Flint, Michigan, suffers from a powerlessness that allowed Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and...

The Disgrace of Flint’s Poison Water

The case of Flint, Michigan, and its lead-poisoned water supply has exposed a U.S political disgrace, treating poor and minority communities with shocking disregard –...

The Department of Defense Is the Third Largest Polluter of US Waterways

Aerial of the Pentagon, the Department of Defense headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo: Pentagon building via Shutterstock) Advocacy group Environment America has "crunched the numbers"...
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Video: US airbase pollutes Okinawa waters for years, new documents reveal

US military stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa may be polluting the local drinking water supply. That's according to new documents released under...
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Video: Guilt Abounds: Democrats and Republicans Struggle to Clean Up Their Image Over Flint’s...

Executive editor and founder of BlackAgendaReport.com was back with his Ford Report discussing the political calamity that is Flint Michigan's water crisis. Via Youtube

New Docs Link Polluted Drinking Water Supply to Massive US Military Base

Reports obtained by Japan Times show repeated accidents at base that released toxic chemicals into waterways Andrea Germanos Internal documents obtained by the Japan Times offer...

Flint Whistleblowers Who Exposed Their Poisoned Water: We’re Just Getting Started

The actions of a small group of dedicated activists in the Coalition for Clean Water led to the revelation that Flint, Michigan, residents were...
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Video: Trump Leads GOP Charge Embracing Torture: “I’d Bring Back a Hell of a...

http://democracynow.org - In the final debate before Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire, Republican presidential contenders battled it out Saturday night at ... Via Youtube

Hillary Clinton assists in covering up the criminal Flint water crisis

Shannon Jones The visit by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to Flint, Michigan on Sunday was an effort at damage control aimed at covering up...

Flint’s Crisis Is About More Than Water

What is in the mind of someone who knowingly poisons children and impairs their lives? Why did the politicians, regulators and bureaucrats who knew...
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Video: Michigan Governor’s Office Knew of Flint Water Poisoning in March

Detroit-based Pastor David Alexander Bullock discusses new documents that show the government allowing General Motors to switch water sources while ... Via Youtube
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Video: Exclusive Report: How Long Did Flint’s County Jail Inmates Drink Poisoned Water?

http://democracynow.org - In a Democracy Now! exclusive, we hear from some of hundreds of prisoners in the Genesee County Jail in Flint, Michigan, who...
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Video: Privatization on Steroids: Emergency Manager Who Switched Flint Water Resigns From Detroit Schools

http://democracynow.org - Congress is holding its first hearing today on lead poisoning in the water supply of Flint, Michigan. The crisis began after an...
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Video: VIDEO: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Performs “We Shall Overcome” in Democracy Now! Studio

http://democracynow.org - Watch Roger Waters performing "We Shall Overcome" accompanied by Alexander Rohatyn on cello, in the Democracy Now! studio. Via Youtube

‘Don’t Panic’: Study pours cold water on police fears over encryption

Criminals may run, but they can’t hide even with encryption, according to a new study from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at...

While Flint Was Being Poisoned, State Workers ‘Quietly’ Provided Water Coolers

Following release of new document and emails, Gov. Snyder told he must 'explain to the people of Flint why his administration trucked water into...
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Video: Flint water crisis: Residents concerned about toxic contamination, officials play blame game

Barack Obama has given personal assurances to locals in the city of Flint, Michigan, that they have full government support - that's after they've...

EPA head in charge of Flint resigns as Obama pledges $80 million for poisoned...

President Barack Obama announced his administration is giving $80 million to help repairs Flint’s water infrastructure and make the drinking water safe, calling the...
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Video: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Launches “Campaign to Close Guantánamo” for Obama’s Last Year...

http://democracynow.org - Today marks seven years since President Obama signed an executive order calling for the closure of Guantánamo Bay within one ... Via Youtube

Chris Savage on Flint Water Poisoning

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Michigan residents sue Gov. Snyder after being lied to about toxic lead in their...

The people of Flint, Michigan, are suing Governor Snyder, the city of Flint, and the state for injuries obtained from drinking lead-contaminated water —...
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Video: Emergency for Democracy: Unelected Manager Who Caused Flint Water Crisis Now Runs Detroit...

http://democracynow.org - Flint's water contamination crisis began in April 2014 after Darnell Earley, an unelected emergency manager appointed by Snyder, ... Via Youtube

Highly toxic waste in UK waters threatens extinction for whales & dolphins

Whales and dolphins in British waters could face extinction because of the presence of toxic chemicals banned over three decades ago, environmental researchers have...

Flint River water may have lead to death

By James Brewer  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) revealed in a press conference on Wednesday that from June 2014 to November 2015–the...
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Video: ‘Breach of sovereignty’: US apologizes for intrusion into Iran waters

Tehran has reportedly released 10 US sailors seized after straying into Iranian waters in the Persian Gulf. RT's Paula Slier has more. For more...

US Navy vessels impounded in Iranian waters

By Keith Jones Iran has impounded two US Navy high-speed boats and their crews–ten sailors in all–that were found yesterday a mile or more inside the...

Corrupt water corporations steal £1bn from public

For-profit companies formed out of the Thatcher administration’s privatization of English and Welsh water supplies overcharged customers by more than £1 billion with help...

Outraged Flint residents protest water contamination

“They’ve taken us back to the dark ages” By Zac Corrigan and Shannon Jones On Friday, January 8, more than 100 people gathered on the lawn of...
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Video: Poisoned Democracy: How an Unelected Official Contaminated Flint’s Water to Save Money

In Flint, Michigan, where a growing number of residents are demanding the arrest of Governor Rick Snyder over the ongoing water contamination crisis. Snyder...
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Video: Amid State & Fed. Cover-Up, the Story of How Researchers & Residents Exposed...

For over a year, Flint residents have complained about the quality of the water, but their cries were ignored by state officials. In February,...
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Video: “Gov. Snyder Should Be Arrested”: Flint Residents Demand Justice over Water Poisoning

Protests are growing in Flint, Michigan, over the state's cover-up of the ongoing water contamination crisis. Filmmaker Michael Moore is asking fans to sign...

Michigan governor declares state of emergency over Flint’s toxic water

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency over Flint’s contaminated drinking water. The announcement comes less than a month after Flint’s mayor...
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Video: Chilling footage: Divers take Fir Tree in ice cold water celebrating New Year

A group of Russian divers from the 'Vladscuba club' from the far eastern city of Vladivostok traditionally placed a decorated New Year tree on...
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Video: Water Cannons & Tear Gas: Police clash with protesters in Turkey

Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas against thousands of protesters rallying against curfews in the southeast of the country. RT LIVE ... Via...

Big Water vs. the National Parks: The Fight Against Bottled Water Goes Federal

(Photo: Crushed Water Bottle via Shutterstock) In mid-December, Congress passed a provision within a $1.8 trillion budget bill requiring the National Park Service to file a...
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Video: Aerial Footage: Flood waters wreak havoc in York, England

Major English cities including York, Leeds and Manchester have been hit by severe flooding across a wide area. British Prime Minister David Cameron has...
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Video: Turkish security forces use tear gas, water cannons against protesters in Diyarbakir

Police deployed tear gas and water cannon against several thousand protesters gathered in the streets of the Turkish city of Diyarbakir to protest against...
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Video: How Flint, Michigan, Saved Money and Poisoned Its Children: City Declares Water Emergency

The mayor of Flint, Michigan, has declared a state of emergency to address lead poisoning in the city's water supply. Last year, the city's...
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Video: Barricades & Water Cannons: Turkish police clash with Kurds at curfew protest

Turkish police used water cannons to break up a protest in the Kurdish city of Diyarbakir on Monday. Around 5000 people took to the...

Big Ag Serves Up Wastewater Salads

Ask anyone who’s lived through California’s drought: Water scarcity is getting scary. And banning long showers isn’t even a drop in the bucket when...

Oil leak may have contaminated Bay Area drinking water supplies

A chemical leak at a San Francisco Bay Area oil field is suspected of contaminating groundwater supplies of drinking water in a California county....
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Video: Clashes, water cannons & tear gas reign as police seize illegal contraband in...

Clashes erupted in Bogota after Colombia's customs police seized illegal contraband from workers in the San Andresito commercial district. Fiscal and Customs ... Via Youtube
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Video: Scuffles, water cannon as protesters rally against APEC summit in Manila

Philippine National Police officers clashed with anti-APEC demonstrators and used water cannon on Thursday as protestors tried to reach the venue of the ... Via...

Video: Joy Warren On The Fight To Rid Britain’s Water Of Toxic Chemicals Like...

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Video: Teargas & Water Cannons: Police clash with migrants in Calais

French police have used teargas and water cannon on migrants during clashes in the infamous Jungle refugee camp in French port of Calais on...
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Video: Violent protests in S. Africa: Water cannon, tear gas used against students

South African police have fired tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon at student protesters, many of whom threw stones and lit fires while...
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Video: Housing Commissioner Touts Privatization as Residents Remain Without Water for Five Days

TRNN's Eddie Conway follows up with city officials and residents concerning the lack of water and unsanitary conditions at the Baltimore city housing complex. Via...
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Video: Lack of Water, Unsanitary Conditions Prompt Seniors to Protest at City Housing Project

Residents of Lakeview Towers tell TRNN's Eddie Conway the city has been negligent in maintaining aging complex. Via Youtube
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Video: Don’t Drink the Water in Flint, Michigan

Rev. David Alexander Bullock and investigative reporter Curt Guyette explain why it took so long for officials to act to address growing corrosive elements,...
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Video: Did the UN Meet Its 2015 Water & Sanitation Goals for Sub-Saharan Africa?

UMass-Amherst PERI's Leonce Ndikumana says resource-rich economies like Nigeria need to reform tax codes to make real impacts on poverty. Via Youtube
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Video: RAW: Protesters throw petrol bombs at water cannons, clash with police after Ankara...

Anger was vented at Turkish security forces late Saturday night in Ankara as protesters took to the streets in protest against the 96 people...
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Video: Police use water cannon against anti-austerity protesters in Brussels

The demonstrators confronted riot police in central Brussels during a protest over the government's reforms and cost-cutting measures. Protesters began burning ... Via Youtube
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Video: French politician in hot water after calling France ‘white race’ nation

France is a white race nation — the statement made by a French politician, Nadine Morano, has landed her in hot water, but is...
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Video: Flowing on Mars: NASA confirms water on Red planet, social media mocking it

NASA has confirmed the existence of liquid water on the surface of Mars. The finding stems from data and analysis by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance...
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Video: RAW: Flood waters jet out of Shihmen Dam after deluge of Typhoon Dujuan

Taiwanese authorities released flood waters at Taoyuan City's Shihmen Dam after Typhoon Dujuan hit the country on Monday. Dozens gathered nearby to ... Via Youtube
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Video: Water Cannons v. Molotovs: Protesters clash with police in Turkey

Turkish police fired water cannon and tear-gas at pro-Kurdish protesters who lit fire-works and Molotov cocktails to throw at authorities. The clashes broke out...
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Video: Israel controls security at key US military, nuclear, water, airports & FBI Soraya...

from Don't fear the Hijab & Birkini, women should visit Iran: Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcLgVCMjv24 Soraya Sepaphor Ulrich ... Via Youtube
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Video: Hungarian police tear gas, water cannon blocked refugees at fortified border

Hungarian police have deployed tear gas and water cannon against asylum seekers, who broke through razor wire fence at the border crossing with Serbia. Via...
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Video: Tsunami-like wall of water after floods hit Japan, tens of thousands evacuated

Tens of thousands of people have been ordered to leave homes across Japan after Tropical Typhoon Etau ripped through the country. Military helicopters ... Via...

Fracking Fallout: New Analysis Reveals Over 100 Million Gallons of Toxic Wastewater Spilled Since...

Associated Press investigation finds more than 180 million gallons of fracking byproduct spilled from 2009 to 2014, tainting agricultural land, poisoning drinking water, and...
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Video: Water cannon in Brussels after furious farmers throw hay & firecrackers at police

Police have used water cannon during a farmers' protest in Brussels. Hundreds of protesters were throwing hay, stones, eggs and firecrackers at officers and...
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Video: ‘Gaza to be unlivable by 2020’: No clean water, proper food, electricity

Wars and destruction could soon make Gaza uninhabitable, if nothing is done to reverse the consequences of conflict. The UN report also highlights a...
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Video: Clashes, water cannon, arrests at ‘Peace Week’ demo in Istanbul

Demonstrators clashed with Turkish riot police in Istanbul on the second day of so-called “Peace Week”. People gathered to protest renewed violence between ... Via...

Australian mining giant replaces Blackwater workers with contractors

By Declan O’Malley Australia’s largest producer of export coal announced plans last month to sack 306 workers from its metallurgical coal mine in the central...

Deliberate Targeting of Water Sources Worsens Misery for Millions of Syrians

United Nations - Imagine having to venture out into a conflict zone in search of water because rebel groups and government forces have targeted...

Water Being Used as Weapon of War in Syrian Conflict, UN Warns

Lauren McCauley The United Nations on Tuesday said it has reason to believe that groups in the Syrian conflict are using the country's scarce water...

Pennsylvania Family Deals With Water Contamination Linked to Fracking Industry

The Chichura family has flammable well water, most likely due to a fracking job gone wrong in Pennsylvania's Susquehanna County. Their water well, along...
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Video: Beirut protest turns anti-govt: More tear gas, water cannons

Protests about a waste collection crisis in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, have ended up calling for the government to resign and gone into the...
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Video: Police violently disperse trash protest in Beirut with water cannons, tear gas

Water cannon, rubber bullets and tear gas were deployed by police in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Saturday as crowds gathered to protest against...
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Video: After NY Prison Escape, Other Inmates Faced Beatings, Solitary Confinement, Threats of Waterboarding

http://democracynow.org - When two prisoners escaped the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, in June, the story dominated national ... Via Youtube
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Video: DRONE: Floods hit Argentina, 1000s evacuated over highest water levels in 25 yrs

At least three people have died and 11000 have had to be evacuated from their homes in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina following...

‘More damaging than Watergate’: Ex-News of the World news editor on Ted Heath rape...

Allegations that former Prime Minister Ted Heath raped a 12-year-old boy could be “far more damaging” to the political establishment than the Watergate scandal,...

Government water police state almost here

Anyone who says that liberty, freedom and individualism has thrived under the Obama administration has either been living in a cave or is far...
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Video: ‘Scared off 3 polar bears!’ Russian round-the-world pilot saved in Canadian icy waters

A round-the-world journey in a small helicopter came to a crashing end for this dare-devil Russian pilot, but after a two-day search of Arctic...

Clean Water Is Another Victim of Syria’s War

United Nations - Caught in the grips of a summer heat-wave, in a season that is seeing record-high temperatures worldwide, residents of the war-torn...
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Video: Motorbike that runs on WATER: 1 liter to travel 500km

A motorcycle able to travel up to 500 kilometres (310 miles) on a litre of water was trumpeted by creator Ricardo Azevedo in Sao...
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Video: Turkish police deploy tear gas, water cannon against Kurds at rally after deadly...

Turkish police deployed water cannon and tear gas to disperse a demonstration led by Kurds who were angry that central authorities were not able...

The historical background of California’s water crisis

By Marc Wells and Evan Blake California’s ongoing drought has set new records for the lowest annual precipitation levels, while 2014 brought the highest calendar-year temperature...
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Video: At least 8 officers injured during parade in Belfast, police respond with water...

At least eight police officers were injured during a parade in Northern Ireland where members of the protestant Orange Order were commemorating a ... Via...

How Israel Weaponized Water

California is in the midst of one of the worst droughts in the state’s history, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to declare a water “state...
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Video: Love Wins? Riot police use water cannons to break up LGBT parade in...

Video courtesy of: Funda EryiÄŸit Amateur footage captured the moment a LGBT festival attendee was sent cartwheeling to the ground by a police water...
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Video: Waterpark Blaze: Fire injures 200+ people in Taiwan

A fire on a music stage spread into a crowd of spectators at a party at a Taiwan water park injuring more than 200...

Hard to Swallow: Toxic Water Under a Toxic System in Flint

In a place that bills itself the Great Lakes State, you'd think people would understand and appreciate the universally critical importance of water. But the...
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Video: Water cannons dampen violence at Chile’s Copa America win celebrations

Fans of the Chilean national football team descended on the center of Santiago, Thursday to celebrate their side's victory over Uruguay in the Copa...
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Video: Water cannons deployed in Armenian electricity price hike protest

Thousands of people have gathered in the center of Yerevan, Armenia's capital, to demand that the head of the country retracts the authorities' decision...
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Video: 200th anniversary of Battle of Waterloo marked by huge reenactment

Belgium is commemorating 200 years since Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo with a reenactment involving more than 5000 people near the site...
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Video: In hot water: French roasted for hunting & eating rare Ortolan bird

Sweden says one of its rarest birds is disappearing fast - and that's because the French are feasting on it! An investigation was launched...

Has Our Food Been Contaminated by Chevron’s Wastewater?

Acetone and hydrocarbons found in petroleum have once again been detected in the oil field wastewater that is used to irrigate oranges, table grapes...

Detroit’s “water affordability” plan guarantees profits to wealthy bondholders

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Detroit’s “water affordability” plan guarantees profits to wealthy bondholders By Zac Corrigan 18 June...
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Video: Stones vs. water cannons: Student rally in Chile turns violent

The latest student rally that gathered some 200000 people on the eve of the Copa America, the South American football championship, has turned violent...
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Video: Police in Chile fire water cannon in student clashes, as protest in Santiago...

A student demonstration advocating free education escalated into running battles with the police in the capital Santiago. The protesters refused to be pushed ... Via...
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No water, electricity, medicine: Yemen humanitarian crisis deepens

The Saudi-led coalition has bombed the defense ministry building in the Yemeni capital, which has been occupied by Houthi rebels. In addition, the latest...

US-backed war on Yemen leaves 20 million without food, water, medical care

  By Bill Van Auken (WSWS) - The US-backed war against Yemen has left some 20 million people–nearly 80 percent of the country’s population–facing a humanitarian disaster, without...

Food & Water Watch and Water Defense Call For Halt to Irrigating Food Crops...

Cawelo, CA - National advocacy organizations Food & Water Watch and Water Defense are calling on California Governor Jerry Brown to protect Americans who...

Detroit residents speak on the resumption of water shutoffs

By Seraphine Collins and Zac Corrigan (WSWS) - On Monday, the city of Detroit began a new round of mass water shutoffs, threatening to stop water service...

The Greatest Water Crisis In The History Of The United States

What are we going to do once all the water is gone?  Thanks to the worst drought in more than 1,000 years, the western third of the country is facing the greatest water crisis that the United States has ever seen.  Lake Mead is now the lowest that it has ever been since the Hoover [...]

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Another American Water Emergency: Utah Municipal Water Supply Tainted by Chemical Spill

In the past couple of years, it seems that one American city after another has faced a water disaster when municipal supplies have become tainted. Now add Nibley, Utah to the list.

We Didn’t Learn Anything From Deepwater Horizon–And We’re Going to Pay For It

Today is the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, an event that triggered the nation's worst-ever...

Roundup toxic to human cells at levels allowed in drinking water

Findings of new study need confirmation in animal tests Roundup is an endocrine disruptor and is toxic to human cells in vitro (tested in culture...

Chelsea Manning and the Deepwater Horizon Killings

By Greg Palast  |  for Truthdig The military whistleblower’s 2010 Wikileaks dump included information that could have saved the 11 BP workers who died that spring in the Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster. Five years ago Monday, 11 men died on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig — despite Chelsea Manning’s effort to save their lives. [...]
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No Backup Plan for California Drought with One Year of Water Left

According to NASA, there is just one year’s worth of water left in California. What is being done other than conservation? Brown, shockingly, says,...

Blackwater Employees to Prison Today, Their Boss Honored Guest at UVA Wednesday

David Swanson. RINF Alternative News Blackwater guards are in one incident at least finally being sentenced to prison for murder today. But their boss will be...

Booting Corporate Power, Communities Are Taking Back Control of Their Water

In communities across the world, people are taking back their water. Cases of remunicipalization–getting what were privatized water and sanitation services back under public...

Feds investigating Nestle over reports of long-expired water permit amid California drought

Federal officials say they are investigating reports that food company Nestle has been piping water through a national forest in California and then bottling...
Supporters of four former Blackwater security guards

Former Blackwater guards sentenced for massacre of unarmed Iraqi civilians

Three former employees of the US private military contractor once known as Blackwater were sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday and a...

As Was Always the Plan: California Water Authorities Using Smart Meter Data as Evidence...

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“There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy” was said by writer Alfred Henry Lewis (1855-1914) in a March 1906 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine. “It’s only nine meals between men and revolution” was cited in print in 1943. - Source

 Others throughout history have repeated that phrase because people that cannot feed their families become desperate. The can and WILL topple any government, steal, cheat and riot in order to provide for their families to stop them from starving.

 Videographer TRUTH FED, details the food and water crisis the US is seeing at the moment and warns that it is all coming to a city near you and we should be prepared, but before watching his presentation and assertions, let's look at the evidence already out there, being reported now, which confirms what you will hear from him below.

FOOD

The details below come from USA Today, March 2014, set to bullet points:

• Beef - 22% beef price increase the past year
• Pork - Retail pork prices rose 6.8% in the past year
• Poultry - Prices increased 4.7% last year
• Milk -  Retailers have been hit by a 36% wholesale price increase since December, and Jones says per-gallon retail prices could rise another 25 cents to 50 cents this year.
• Fruits/Vegetables - Orange prices increased 3.4% last month, and strawberry prices are up 12% vs. a year ago. Analyst Michael Swanson says prices for other fruits and vegetables could spike this year, depending on the damage caused by California's drought.

That is just a small sample of what is being reported about the rising cost of food and the expected continued increases in prices.

WATER

In December 2013, Huffington Post, among others, reported that there are 11 American cities that may completely run out of water sooner rather than later. A Google search for "Water Shortages In America" brings up a chilling amount of articles showing our dwindling supply, as well as some archaic measures and restrictions being places on water use in certain areas.

We have seen multiple warnings from people in the food industry expressing amazement that more people have not noticed what is happening in the food industry, as well as warnings about why we are seeing this.

We have been warned by a former Pentagon official that the US government is preparing for insurrection and riots and we have all seen the massive ammunition purchases, the weapons solicitations and militarization of our local law enforcement agencies, which back up the claim that federal agencies are preparing for war within America.

The food and water crisis is real and it is coming to a city near you.... be prepared.








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by Stephen Lendman

Blackwater's rap sheet reveals a record too deplorable to conceal. It became Xe. It's now Academi.

Putting lipstick on this pig doesn't help. It's no different than before. Jeremy Scahill's book titled "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army" called it:

A "shadowy mercenary company (employing) some of the most feared professional killers in the world accustomed to operating without worry of legal consequences (and) largely off the congressional radar."

It has "remarkable power and protection (within) the US war apparatus." It's well funded. It operates extrajudicially. 

It's unaccountable. It's licensed to kill, terrorize, destroy and destabilize. It takes full advantage. It does so wherever it's deployed.

On May 11, Voice of Russia (VOR) headlined "400 US commandos help Kiev in its military offensive in east Ukraine - reports."

They arrived to commit mayhem. They're from the "notorious US private security firm Academi..."

They're involved "in a punitive operation mounted by (Kiev) against federalization supporters in Eastern Ukraine…"

Bild am Sonntag is Germany's largest Sunday circulation broadsheet. It reported Academi operatives near Slavyansk. 

It's uncertain who hired them, it said. It's clear Washington's dirty hands are involved. Russia's Foreign Ministry said:

"(I)n the absence of support from the Ukrainian population, the Maidan government has only one option if it wants to remain in power - to mobilize any support possible from foreign sponsors, including foreign mercenaries."

"Among the candidates for the role of gendarme is the company Greystone Limited, registered in Barbados, which is integrated with the Academi corporation," it said.

"It is an analogue, or, probably, an affiliate body of the Blackwater private army, whose soldiers have been accused of committing rigorous and regular human rights abuses in troubled regions."

Note: Greystone is a private company. It separated from Academi in 2010. Both firms maintain close ties. They operate the same way. They do so extrajudicially.

"It looks as though this practice, if it really is implemented, goes against the Ukrainian laws that ban foreign citizens from working with private security companies," said Russia's Foreign Ministry.

"Such initiatives demonstrate that those who have conquered their place in power in Kiev cannot guarantee minimal order or even their own security." 

"The question arises, what the price of this plan is and where the money will come from." 

"To what extent will the burden of spending on highly-paid foreign specialists be shifted to ordinary Ukrainians who, in connection with the painful tax increase, including taxes on gas as the precondition for securing loans from the International Monetary Fund, will have to tighten their belts even stronger?" 

VOR cited Itar Tass saying Kiev putschists believe they're unable to suppress Eastern resistance on their own. They can't eliminate activist leaders.

Coup-appointed Kiev president Oleksandr Turchynov agreed, saying:

"Therefore it was decided to 'attract' foreign mercenaries, who will serve as political police and state security protection."

They'll operate extrajudicially. They'll do so unaccountably. They're licensed to kill. 

VOR said coup-appointed governors Igor Kolomoisky and Sergei Taruta are involved. They're multi-billionaire oligarchs. Earlier Kolomoisky said:

"(W)hy reinvent the wheel if there are real people who understand how and how much to pay."

They're hired guns. They're unrestricted by US, international or local laws. They're free from civil or criminal accountability.

Under Article 47 of the 1977 Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions:

"A mercenary is any person who:

(a) is specially recruited locally or abroad in order to fight in an armed conflict;

(b) does, in fact, take a direct part in the hostilities:

(c) is motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a Party to the conflict, material compensation substantially in excess of that promised or paid to combatants of similar ranks and functions in the armed forces of the Party;

(d) is neither a national of a Party to the conflict nor a resident of territory controlled by a Party to the conflict;

(e) is not a member of the armed forces of a Party to the conflict; and

(f) has not been sent by a State which is not a Party to the conflict on official duty as a member of its armed forces."

Washington uses them in conflict areas. They serve its imperial agenda. They're doing so in Ukraine. Perhaps hundreds more will be sent.

Maybe they're in Crimea. Perhaps covertly. Maybe elsewhere in Eastern Ukraine. They're not good will ambassadors. 

They're well-trained killers. They're experts. They're hired for their skills. They're licensed to use them. They take full advantage.

On May 11, Itar Tass headlined "Donetsk referendum organizers plan to begin 'civilized divorce' with Kiev authorities."

They'll convene a regional congress of deputies. Central Election Commission head Boris Litvinov explained, saying:

"We want to be a party to the negotiating process, which rests on the will of the people, and to build relations with all states on the basis of equal rights."

Sunday's referendums were absolutely legal, he stressed. Claims otherwise are false.

"People (stood) in 300-400 meter lines. Doing so showed enormous interest in voting. "Even in the Soviet times we never saw such queues," Litvinov added.

Late afternoon Sunday reports said Lugansk turnout topped 75%. Earlier ones indicated Donetsk exceeded 50%. Later ones said over 70%.

Preliminary results will be announced overnight Monday. Final ones will follow. Perhaps by Monday afternoon.

Slavyansk activists reported Kiev military attacks. According to one named Vlad:

"The artillery fire was so loud, that the earth and houses shook." 

"I have been trying to call the people at the checkpoint but they don't pick up." 

"There are snipers in the area and it's too dangerous to speak on the phone."

RT International's Paula Slier tweeted "#Slavyansk: Some polling stations (were) guarded by Cossacks."

"Roman #Lyagin, chair of central #election commission, 'This is will of people.The world can say this is bad idea but it's idea of the people."

"People patiently wait(ed) outside voting stations in #Donetsk #referendum."

Donetsk People's Governor Pavel Gubarev said his region and Lugansk will become new legal entities.

"The referendum(s) for us (are) about creating a new state paradigm," he explained.

Kiev's illegitimate foreign ministry issued a statement, saying:

"Organizers of this criminal farce have consciously violated the Ukrainian constitution and laws, and have neglected calls coming from the authorities in Ukraine and from the international community."

Kiev forces seized four Krasnoarmeisk schools. Polling stations were inside. Voters were ordered out. 

Ballots and voter rolls were confiscated. Krasnoarmeisk's executive committee building was seized. It was blocked so no one could get in or out.

Communication was lost with two Krasny Liman referendum committees. Kiev forces clashed with activists there.

Donetsk People's Republic leader Denis Pushilin explained what happened. At the same time, Lugansk press spokesman Vasily Nikitin reported National Guard elements "intimidating" residents.

They "move(d) military hardware from one settlement to another."

Note: Many polling stations remained open until 10PM local time. Others closed between 6 and 8PM. They did so for security reasons. Eastern Ukraine is a war zone.

Voting under these conditions risked people's lives. High numbers turned out anyway. Fundamental rights matter more. So does real democracy.

On Saturday, Venezuela's Foreign Ministry issued a statement, saying:

The Bolivarian Republic "does not recognize and will not recognize as legal a government that emerged as a result of a state coup."

"In view of a regrettable development of events in Ukraine, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela confirms that it rejects violent processes that, with the support of the United States and NATO, led to the overthrow of the government, jeopardizing the peace and unity of the Ukrainian people as well as the stability of the entire Eurasian region." 

"Until free elections are held in Ukraine and broad dialogue starts, Venezuela will keep warning the world's nations of the danger of foreign interference, speaking for the creation of a multipolar world that guarantees the peace and sovereignty of all peoples."

RT International reported "Kiev troops roll(ing) through E. Ukraine in 'bid to disrupt voting.' "

Fascists operate this way. Democracy is considered verboten. Attacks tried blocking its emergence. Efforts failed. Turnout was impressive. Voters want freedom most of all.

Weeks earlier poll numbers showed Putin's popularity topped 80%. Most Russians support him. They praised him. They believe he's governing responsibly.

Last December, UK broadsheet The Times named him International Person of the Year. He succeeded in reestablishing Russia as a major international problem-solving country, it said.

On Saturday, Henry Kissinger debunked notions about Putin initiating Eastern Ukrainian conflict conditions.

He had nothing to do with what's ongoing, he said. "(W)e ought to settle the Ukrainian issue first, and then have a discussion about relations with Russia," he added.

On March 5, he headlined a Washington Post op-ed "How the Ukraine crisis ends," saying:

"Public discussion on Ukraine is all about confrontation. But do we know where we are going?"

"Far too often the Ukrainian issue is posed as a showdown: whether Ukraine joins the East or the West." 

"But if Ukraine is to survive and thrive, it must not be either side's outpost against the other - it should function as a bridge between them."

Russia can't force Ukraine into satellite status, he said.  Western nations "must understand that, to Russia, Ukraine can never be just a foreign country."

It was part of Russia for centuries. Their histories are closely intertwined.

"The European Union must recognize that its bureaucratic dilatoriness and subordination of the strategic element to domestic politics in negotiating Ukraine's relationship to Europe contributed to turning a negotiation into a crisis," said Kissinger.

Western residents mostly speak Ukrainian. Eastern ones mostly Russian. Any attempt by either side "to dominate the other (will) lead eventually to civil war or break up."

Treating Ukraine "as part of an East-West confrontation (will) scuttle for decades any prospect to bring Russia and the West…into a cooperative international system."

"The politics of post-independence Ukraine clearly demonstrates that the root of the problem lies in efforts by Ukrainian politicians to impose their will on recalcitrant parts of the country…"

A "wise US policy" would seek East/West "cooperation." 

Demonizing Putin isn't sound policy, said Kissinger. It's "an alibi for the absence of one."

Understanding Russian tradition isn't America's long suit, he explained.

He laid out his notion of outcome compatibility representing interests of all sides, saying:

Ukraine should freely choose its economic and political associations.

It shouldn't join NATO.

Its government should represent all its people. It should resolve East/West differences.

It's "incompatible with the rules of the existing order for Russia to annex Crimea."

"(I)t should be possible to put (its) relationship with Ukraine on a less fraught basis."

Kiev "should reinforce Crimea's autonomy in elections" internationally monitored.

Kissinger called his notions "principles, not prescriptions." Key isn't "absolute satisfaction but balanced dissatisfaction," he added.

If differences aren't resolved, "confrontation will accelerate." 

It's happening in real time. It bears repeating. Fascist regimes operate this way. Washington and Kiev are two sides of the same coin.

One decides. The other obeys.

Kissinger omitted explaining what's most important. As Nixon/Ford National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, he was part of Washington's dirty system.

His rap sheet is bloodstained. He was an early architect of new world order lawlessness. 

He's guilty of multiple crimes of war, against humanity and genocide. In late May, he'll be 91. 

His op-eds or other actions can't undo enormous harm he caused. He remains unaccountable. 

At the same time, he largely addressed Ukraine sensibly. He foresaw what's unfolding. It's prelude to what's likely much worse to come.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs. 


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On April 24, The Moscow Times headlined "Water War With Ukraine to Devastate Crimean Harvest," saying:

It'll "cost Crimean farmers up to 5 billion rubles ($140 million), according to Russia's Agricultural Ministry."

Ag Minister Nikolai Fyodorov said crops "will be partially or fully lost across 120,000 hectares of farmland…" Rice production is hit hardest.

Moscow will partly compensate for losses. Southern Ukrainian Dnieper River water provides over 80% of Crimean water. 

It has few readily available internal sources. Earlier in April, Kiev cut water flows from 90 cubic meters per second to seven cubic meters.

It's the "lowest technically feasible volume," said The Moscow Times. Kiev's decision to do so didn't wash.

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"We are going to lose the irrigated crops this year. Maybe not 100 percent, but the greater part."

Half of 120 affected hectares are in vineyards. Another 30,000 produce rice.

It'll take time to compensate for what's lost, said Fydorov. Various options are being considered.

They include supplying Crimean water by pipeline from Southern Russia's Kurban region across the Kerch Strait.

In 2012, Crimea's agricultural output totaled $4.3 billion. It's about 10% of the peninsula's economy.

Harvest losses this year could affect over 30% of Crimea's agricultural sector.

Total Crimean agricultural land totals over 1,800 hectares. Most is arable. 

It's in Dzhankoy, Pervomayskoe, Krasnogvardeyskoe, Saki, Simferopol and Kirovskoe regions.

Temperate and subtropical zone crops are grown. They include grapes, apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, cherries, aromatic plants, rapeseed and rice.

High quality wines, brandy and fruit juices are produced. Average annual production is around 120,000 tons of grapes and 14 - 16 million wine materials.

Exports to dozens of countries follow. Livestock production includes poultry, sheep, pigs and cattle.

Azov-Black Sea basin and inner basin fish breeding is growing. Milling produces around 280,000 tons of grain annually.

Around 101,000 tons of bakery products are produced each year. So are 18,000 tons of noodles and 75 tons of macaroni.

Canned fruits, vegetables, milk, cheese, butter, other dairy products, beer and soft drinks are produced.

On April 26, Voice of Russia headlined "Crimean authorities say they have fallback water supply plan, not dependent on Kiev."

Plenty of regional fresh water around, said Prime Minister Sergei Aksyanov. "Crimea will not be left without water." Drinking water not affected. 

"We have fallback plans." There are no problems with fresh water. Land is being redrawn in likely most affected areas. 

"Agricultural producers will receive compensations for losses." No one will be left high and dry.

"We are also considering an alternative plan for drilling wells, and we are working on this day and night," Aksyanov explained.

Kiev putschists "act like enemies trying to cause their former fellow citizens harm." 

"But they will get a proper assessment from the people of Crimea and will always be persona non-grata in the republic. Usually, those who mischief hatch, mischief catch."

Kiev blocking plans circulated on April 18. At first, Ukraine's Government Agency for Water Resources denied them.

Earlier, Crimean Standing Commission of the State (economic/fiscal/investment policies) Council chairman Vitaly Nahlupin said advance payment was offered.

Kiev "sabotaged" talks. Only about 5% of water needed comes through North Crimean Canal sluices. Other amounts were halted. 

Expect Kiev's policy to be a temporary setback. Reunification with Russia promises far greater benefits than remaining in Ukraine.

Separately, Lavrov called for ending Kiev's Eastern Ukrainian offensive. He wants Right Sector killings halted.

He raised "the issue of political prisoners and urged the United States to use its influence for the release of protest movement leader arrested in southeastern Ukraine."

According to Moscow's Foreign Ministry:

"The attention of the Secretary of State has been drawn to the proposals of the Party of Regions and public movements of the southeast regarding the beginning of all-Ukraine national dialog and constitutional reform."

"Kerry assured that Washington will aspire to use its capabilities to encourage the Kiev authorities for certain steps to decrease tension and expressed hope that the southeastern regions will respond to these steps." 

"The parties have also discussed the measures being taken to resolve the situation with the detention of military monitors of European countries, who arrived to Ukraine upon the invitations of the Kiev authorities in the framework of procedures stipulated in the Vienna document of 2011 on measures to enhance trust and security and who went to the southeast without appropriate notification of public structures controlling the situation on sites."

On April 25, Eastern Ukrainian self-defense forces blocked a bus. Pro-Kiev intelligence operatives were aboard. So were OSCE monitors.

According to spokesman Yevgeny Gorbik:

OSCE representatives "denied any relation" to others traveling with them. They had "cryptograms and notebooks with secret notes."

"A Bulgarian officer had a notebook with notes in Russian which confirm his intelligence activities and speak of a meeting with agents." 

"No charges have been brought against them so far. But they've ended up in a company that calls into question the legitimacy of their activities." 

"The investigation is underway to find out what they were doing and where."

Eastern Ukrainian areas remain targeted. Putschists want all opposition eliminated. Military operations are underway to achieve it. The battle for Ukraine's soul continues.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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by Stephen Lendman

The Middle East Monitor (MEM) reported it. More on what it said below.

Fascists run Israel. Democracy is verboten. Peace is a convenient illusion. Ongoing talks are a sham. Chance for peaceful conflict resolution is ZERO.

Militarism defines Israeli policy. Belligerence enforces it. So does state-sponsored terrorism. 

Human and civil rights abuses are extreme. Arabs are a target of convenience. They're considered subhuman. 

They're ruthlessly persecuted. Institutionalized racism shows it. Occupied Palestinians bear the greatest cross.

They're terrorized. They're marginalized, denied, persecuted and brutalized. Multiple daily neighborhood incursions target them.

Illegal arrests follow. World leaders able to make a difference turn a blind eye. Israeli lawlessness is ignored. Media scoundrels are longstanding apologists.

They're mindless of Israel's worst crimes. An entire population is held hostage. Every day is Kristallnacht in Palestine.

Israeli forces terrorize Palestinians daily. They do with impunity. Anything goes is policy. Gross hypocrisy whitewashes truth.

Collective punishment is institutionalized. Peaceful demonstrations are assaulted. Free expression and movement are prohibited. Population centers are isolated. Borders are closed. 

Normal daily life is denied. Economic strangulation and state-sponsored racism are imposed. So are curfews, roadblocks, checkpoints, separation walls, electric fences, and other barriers. 

Neighborhood incursions, land, sea and air attacks, bulldozed homes, land theft, ethnic cleansing, slow-motion genocide, targeted killings, mass arrests, torture, and gulag imprisonment reflect daily life.

Fundamental civil and human rights are denied. Crimes of war and against humanity repeat without redress. Wanting to live free in sovereign Palestine is called terrorism.

Punitive taxes are imposed. Few services are provided. Vital ones are lacking or inadequate. Palestinian lawmakers are imprisoned for belonging to the wrong party. 

Fishermen are attacked at sea. So are farmers working their land. Trying at the wrong time risks arrest, injury or death.

Children are used for target practice. They're murdered in cold blood. Some are shot in the back. Most are killed or injured at close range.

Crops and orchards are destroyed. Settlers commit regular attacks. Courts provide no help. 

Gaza's seven year siege is suffocating. It's slow-motion genocide. Coverup suppresses what's ongoing. Reality is polar opposite vicious lies.

Netanyahu heads Israel's most extremist government in history. He's a world class thug. He's an unindicted war criminal. His coalition partners are militantly hardline.

They're racists. They're ideologically over-the-top. They abhor peace, stability, equity and justice. 

They prioritize occupation harshness. They ruthlessly enforce it. Washington provides full support.

On March 3, John Kerry addressed AIPAC's annual conference. He ludicrously called America and Israel "examples" of "democratic values…to the world."

Both countries partner in each others crimes. Their agenda is imperial lawlessness. Their contempt for human and civil rights is unmatched. They threaten world peace.

"Israel's security is our first priority," Kerry stressed. Washington will counter all boycott attempts, he added. 

His so-called peace plan mocks responsible conflict resolution equity. It's entirely one-sided. He lied claiming otherwise.

He's a longstanding Israeli apologist. His Senate pro-Israeli voting record was second to none. 

He supports unwavering commitment to a special relationship. He turns a blind eye to Israel's worst crimes.

He once called Jerusalem "Israel's indisputable capital." In 1999, he signed a letter criticizing Clinton for not moving America's embassy there.

He's vying to become Washington's worst ever Secretary of State. His agenda matches the worst of his predecessors.

He's mindless of human suffering. He represents imperial arrogance writ large. He supports war. He deplores peace. 

He flaunts rule of law principles. He's an embarrassment to the position he holds. Netanyahu's agenda is openly fascist. 

Kerry calls him his good friend. He praised his "courage" and "commitment" for peace he deplores. 

Both men represent two sides of the same coin. Rogue leader viciousness describes them.

On March 6, the Middle East Monitor (MEM) headlined "Israel cuts off water to 45,000 Palestinians."

For nearly three days, Shuafat refugee camp residents had no water. Nor did suburban Jerusalem's Ras Shehadeh, Ras Khamis, As-Salam and Anata.

Two weeks ago, Israeli water company Gihon began reducing supplies. Stopping them entirely followed.

On March 5, Shuafat's popular committee member Khaled Al-Khalidi said 23,000 camp refugees had no water for three days.

The above suburban Jerusalem Palestinian areas had none for 20 days.

Al-Khalidi demanded "UNRWA, the camp's service provider, fulfill its obligations towards the refugees and prosecute the Jerusalem municipality and Gihon to oblige them to return the water supply."

"UNRWA and Jordan signed an agreement in 1956 to provide water service to the Palestinian refugees without charge, and in 1967 the Israeli Civil administration joined the Convention," he explained. 

"However in 1988, when Israel tried to cut off the water supply to the camp residents, the refugees prosecuted the company and forced it to return the water supply."

Jameel Sandouqa heads the Ras Al-Khamis development committee. He denounced Gihon's action. Educational and health institutions are paralyzed, he said.

"We addressed the Association for Civil Rights and filed a complaint against Gihon. We also contacted Gihon's Deputy Director General Eli Cohen, but he denied any cut off in the water supply," he added.

He contacted Knesset minister Effie Cole. He asked her to hold an urgent meeting.

He wants Knesset members to demand Gihon restore water to deprived areas immediately.

It "cut off water to the region to force us to receive services from the Jerusalem municipality and impose a new (unacceptable) reality in the region," he said.

One more thing, he added. The IDF closed Shuafat military crossing. It's been this way for three days.

Residents are greatly inconvenienced. They're endangered. They have to circumvent the area to get around.

On February 17, 972 Magazine headlined "Jerusalem's refugee camp: Abandoned by the state," saying:

"Although the Shuafat refugee camp is under the jurisdiction of the Jerusalem Municipality, one look at the lack of basic infrastructure, the sewage running in the streets, and the unsafe conditions reveal that it is part of a different world."

It's one of countless examples of Israeli disdain for fundamental Palestinian rights.

Shuafat refugee camp is "hundreds of light years away from" Israeli Jerusalem areas.

Its landscape is polar opposite. It was established in the mid-1960s. Originally it had 1,500 refugees. 

It currently has tens of thousands. Reports differ on how many. They're crammed into far too little space. Living conditions are deplorable.

Access roads are closed. Residents are practically imprisoned. Piles of waste and garbage are everywhere.

Foul sewage smell is horrific. Basic services are lacking. Residents live under conditions free people wouldn't tolerate.

They're deplorable. Imagine forced to live this way. Imagine no other choice. Israel's contempt for Palestinians is palpable. Cutting off camp water reflects its viciousness.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] 

His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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