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What About the Police Crime Rate?

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The failure to indict a police officer for yet another killing of a young, Black person — this time a child, 12-year-old Tamir Rice  — should outrage us and cause us to look more deeply at the structures that make ...

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#BBCDown: Cyberattack takes Beeb offline, internet goes hysterical

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Hackers brought down the BBC’s internet services on Thursday in what the broadcaster described as a “large web attack.” The BBC suffered an intermittent internet services outage on the morning of New Year’s Eve that took down its website, the ...

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A Crisis Worse Than ISIS? Bail-Ins Begin

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(Photo: Broken Bank via Shutterstock; Edited: LW / TO) While the mainstream media focus on ISIS extremists, a threat that has gone virtually unreported is that your life savings could be wiped out in a massive derivatives collapse. Bank bail-ins ...

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Lifetime council tenancies in UK to be scrapped

By Dennis Moore The recent amendment tabled by the Conservative government to the Housing and Planning Bill will end lifetime tenancies for those living in council properties who have a secure tenancy agreement. Secure tenancies are granted by local authorities and ...

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Mind the pay gap: Female graduates earn £8k less than male counterparts

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Women in Britain still face a “stubborn” gender pay gap, with male graduates consistently earning thousands more each year, an equality group has warned. According to research from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), women leaving university will earn ...

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Animal cognition may have much in common with humans, study shows

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Although animals don’t speak human languages, they are able to learn in ways similar to Homo sapiens. The University of Iowa has found that pigeons, with a brain no larger than a dime, can categorize and name natural and man ...

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2,000 armed police deployed to ‘shield London’s New Year festivities from terror attack’

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Thousands of police officers will be patrolling London on Thursday night to protect the capital’s New Year’s Eve celebrations from a terrorist attack, it has emerged. However, the annual mayor’s fireworks display, which attracts thousands of people each year, will ...

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An Open Letter to Young Muslims Everywhere: The Seed of Triumph in Every Adversity

When I was a little boy, I used to dream of being reborn outside the hardship of the Refugee Camp in Gaza, in some other time and place where there were no soldiers, no military occupation, no concentration camps and ...

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Who Is the Arch Racist — Trump or Clinton?

Who is the arch racist, Hillary or Trump? To answer that, let us ask another question, a simple one. Which is worse: to denigrate some members of a group or religion or race — or to kill them by the ...

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The Big Short’s Michael Burry on the Coming Crash

Hunter Lewis What Does Michael Burry Say About Today’s Economy and Investment Scene? Michael Burry was the hero of Michael Lewis’s book The Big Short, about the Crash of 2008, and also the hero of the popular film of the ...

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‘The Big Short’ The criminality of Wall Street and the crash of 2008

By Joanne Laurier Directed by Adam McKay; screenplay by McKay and Charles Randolph, based on the book by Michael Lewis Adam McKay’s new film The Big Short is a hard-hitting comedy-drama about the historic collapse of the US housing bubble in ...

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No, ISIS Isn’t Worth Sacrificing the First Amendment Over

The War on Terror has been atrocious for civil liberties in America. Yet, as (my former boss) Matt Welch noted in the LA Times on Wednesday, for all of our declining freedom post-9/11, compared to France’s response to their recent ...

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Japan and South Korea: A New Beginning?

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South Korean police stand guard beside a comfort woman statue in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul. Japan and South Korea have very close alliances with the United States. They also have had diplomatic relations with each other for ...

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What hackers? Ashley Madison membership jumps 4 million since data theft

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Some 39 million users of Ashley Madison, the notorious dating website for cheaters, had their personal information exposed in a data breach in August. However, despite the massive scandal, the site’s subscription has somehow jumped to 43.3 million. Some believed ...

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US military to expand global operations in 2016

  The year 2015 will be remembered as a year of expanding global warfare and militarism. It began with discussions of the possibility of “total war” against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, saw new provocations against China in the South ...

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Man arrested at home after walking dog off-leash, faces felony charges

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Cell phone video of a man resisting arrest in his own home and having his head slammed through a wall is going viral. How the New York City police officers got inside the home is unclear, but it all stemmed ...

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Why the CIA Lied About Oswald

This is a rumination on lies – layer upon layer of lies – told by US intelligence agencies and other officials about what Lee Harvey Oswald, or someone pretending to be him, was allegedly doing in Mexico City just weeks ...

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Pentagon ‘thwarted’ Obama’s plan to close Guantanamo Bay — report

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The Pentagon has been “thwarting” the president’s plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison for years, Reuters revealed, reportedly creating bureaucratic obstacles and showing reluctance to cooperate with foreign countries looking to accept prisoners. The Pentagon has been refusing to ...

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Austerity has caused 8-yr homelessness peak, says Corbyn

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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has called the UK’s “soaring homelessness” a “disgrace,” blaming the Conservative government’s austerity drive for the magnitude of the problem, after homelessness figures hit an 8-year peak. “It’s a disgrace that young and often vulnerable ...

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We Threw a Wrench in the White House’s TPP Fast Track Plan

Our campaign to fight the anti-user Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was a rollercoaster this year. Our mobilization against the Fast Track trade bill resulted in some major twists and turns before the sudden conclusion of the negotiations in the Fall, ...

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Criminal investigation launched into police killing of unarmed man in London

By Robert Stevens  The shooting death by a police firearms officer of father-of-two, Jermaine Baker, on December 11, has provoked an angry response within the north London area of Tottenham. Baker, 28, died from a single gunshot wound at 9:39 a.m. ...

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London’s blushing! Mistletoe on Tube network causes awkward commute

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London commuters were forced to interact with one another on the capital’s crammed Underground trains when sprigs of mistletoe, synonymous with a festive smooch, popped up in carriages on the District, Northern and Victoria lines. Commuters, used to spending rush ...

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Corbyn challenges Cameron to annual TV debates

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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has challenged Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron to take part in annual televised debates, events usually reserved for election time. The call has won the backing of political rivals. “People are entitled to know more ...

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Investors Should Be Worried

Global investors should be concerned about potential economic turmoil as the United States is embarking on a recession and the greenback continues to be unsound, says Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings and bestselling author of “Hot Commodities.” Rogers spoke ...

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Psychological domestic abuse, social media trolling could carry 5yrs in prison

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Domestic abusers who subject their victims to a pattern “coercive and controlling” behavior could now face up to five years in prison under a new law. Brought into force on Tuesday, the law also targets abusive social media users. “This ...

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Unarmed man shot by police in Detroit, family wants answers

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Relatives of a man shot and killed by a Dearborn, Michigan police officer say he was mentally ill but not violent. Protesters have called for an investigation into the death of Kevin Matthews, which the Wayne County medical examiner has ...

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Bad habit: Cocaine traces found in UK’s most famous churches

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Traces of cocaine have been found in churches across Britain, including in the world-famous Canterbury and St. Paul’s cathedrals. The drug was discovered in toilets at 25 of the UK’s most prominent places of worship after an investigation by the ...

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Ruthless cuts in West Virginia public employee health care

By Clement Daly The West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA), which provides health insurance coverage for more than 200,000 public employees and retirees throughout the state, has announced, in the words of its executive director, “draconian” cuts to its members’ ...

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‘Toxic stress’: Max blood lead levels in Flint children 7 times higher than CDC guidelines — doctor

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Experts who blew the whistle on lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, and its impact on children said that some kids had blood lead levels far higher than those US health officials consider “elevated” — and the state knew kids were ...

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Remembering the Christmas Truce of 1914

Today is the anniversary of the Christmas Truce of 1914, a spontaneous soldiers’ truce that broke out on Christmas Eve all along the Western Front in France, lasting in places until the day after Christmas. French, British and German soldiers, ...

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Teen recovers from Walking Corpse Syndrome: some people believe they are the living dead

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Walking corpse syndrome is a very rare neurological disease, formerly known as Cotard’s Syndrome or Cotard’s Delusion, named after the French neurologist Jules Cotard. Cotard’s observations with his patient, Mademoiselle X, earned him the right to have the disease to ...

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Your Business Been Hacked? Thanks NSA!

It appears that the NSA (“or someone”) hacked into the code of a popular firewall and planted a password in there that would allow them access as needed. That means the NSA (“or someone”) would be able to bypass the ...

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15 Things We Learned About Money in Politics in 2015

15. It was a pretty good year for anti-pay-to-play rules in court as the SEC anti-pay-to-play rule for investment advisers to public pension fund survived a court challenge, Hawaii got to keep its anti-pay to play law, and the Hatch ...

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Police operations against protest groups extended into Scotland

By Steve James The Pitchford Inquiry into undercover police surveillance conducted against protestors during the 2005 G8 summit in Gleneagles, near Perth, may soon be extended to Scotland. The inquiry’s remit only covers England and Wales at present. Scotland’s Herald newspaper ...

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The FBI’s 1,800-Page Obsession With Peace Activist Pete Seeger

It may not be surprising that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) snooped on renowned singer-songwriter Pete Seeger for decades and even that the bureau’s file on Seeger runs to nearly 1,800 pages. After all, Seeger was a high-profile opponent ...

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Living a Nightmare of Wrongful Conviction: The Case of Clarence Moses-EL

As dusk settled over Denver on Dec. 22, the first day of winter, Clarence Moses-EL walked out of the county jail, free for the first time in 28 years. The shortest day of the year would be the end of ...

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Britain’s controversial extremism tip-off hotline fails to engage Muslim community — report

Britain bet on a key anti-radicalization program, intended to encourage members of the Muslim community to tip off authorities, to help it deal with potential terrorist threats. However, a new report suggests the scheme is failing miserably. It turns out ...

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United Nations Discovery of Secret Detention Center Revives Nightmares

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The tales of the missing are still haunting Sri Lanka six and half years after a bloody civil war ended. (Photo: Amantha Perera/IPS) Colombo, Sri Lanka – Details of a secret detention center, where serious human rights abuses took place, deep ...

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What Is Reserve Currency Status?

Three weeks ago, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that the Chinese renminbi (aka yuan) would join a group of other currencies to comprise what’s called the SDR (Special Drawing Rights) basket. This led some pundits to speculate that this ...

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The fracturing of the European Union

It is 70 years since large parts of Europe lay in ruins. Great power aspirations, nationalism and fascism made the continent the focus of two world wars, which together claimed nearly 100 million victims. Now, these same tendencies are spreading ...

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Endless War, Undeclared and Undebated

The death of six US soldiers in Afghanistan on December 21 at the hands of a Taliban suicide bomber brings to 21 the number of US combat deaths there in 2015. Once again we must confront the question of national ...

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KFC customer threatens to kill employee in racist tirade over napkins (VIDEO)

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Shocking footage has emerged of a KFC customer threatening to kill an employee and calling her a black b*tch because the fast-food restaurant had run out of napkins. The video, which has already attracted more than 10,000 views since it ...

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Tories fight to keep secret Saudi security deal under wraps

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UK authorities are trying to block details of a secret 2014 security deal with Saudi Arabia from being made public, according to reports. Home Secretary Theresa May is said to have signed the deal, which has been described as a ...

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Casualties of the Vanishing West

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Chief, a Kiger mustang born in the remote wilderness of Utah, lives with 400 other rescued wild horses and burros in a 1,500 acre sanctuary, hundreds of miles from his original home. Years ago the stallion was captured in a round up led by the Bureau ...

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Runaway Capitalism Is Crushing American Workers

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(Photo: Prathan Chorruangsak / Shutterstock.com) The following is a Truthout interview with Steven Hill, author of RAW DEAL: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers. Mark Karlin: To start off, can you briefly define what you ...

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‘Foxes guard the henhouse’: End Wall Street regulation of the Fed – Bernie Sanders

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Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, has called on the US government to audit the Federal Reserve, prevent big bank executives from serving on its boards and force it to act with more transparency and in favor of small businesses. ...

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Gyrocopter pilot wants to challenge DNC chief for Congress seat

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The Florida man who landed a gyrocopter on the US Capitol lawn in protest against campaign finance laws intends to challenge the Democratic Party chief for her seat in Congress next year — and a felony conviction over the incident ...

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UN resolution could see Britain renew airstrikes over Libya

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British airstrikes could recommence over Libya just four years after the fall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi as a British-sponsored UN resolution looks likely to win approval. If passed, the resolution would permit more active military support to Libyan authorities, which ...

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Sanders Blasts US Mass Incarceration as ‘International Embarrassment’

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In Chicago appearances, Sanders also distances himself from embattled Mayor Rahm Emanuel by Deirdre Fulton In a speech that included an overt jab at embattled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders decried the U.S. incarceration rate ...

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‘Dig 200 graves’: UK troops return to Helmand as local police chief delivers grim prediction

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Surrounded and low on ammunition, the police chief of the formerly British-occupied Afghan town of Sangin has told the governor of Helmand province to dig 200 graves for his officers. News of the desperate communiqué comes as UK troops are ...

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‘Ginger extremist’ sentenced for terror conspiracy, plot to kill Prince Charles

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A far-right fanatic dubbed the ‘ginger extremist’, who plotted terror attacks to kill “large proportion of the population” as well as a killing of Prince Charles so that Prince Harry could become King, has been detained indefinitely under the Mental ...

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The Federal Reserve Board and the Presidential Candidates

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Some of the folks watching the Republican presidential debates were struck by the fact that Donald Trump was apparently unfamiliar with the concept of the nuclear triad: that the United States maintains a nuclear force composed of land based missiles, ...

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New World Disorder

“The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened”.  — Josef Stalin Western national governments using their intelligence communities to ...

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Endless War, Undeclared and Undebated

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President Barack Obama meets with Lt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal. The death of six US soldiers in Afghanistan on December 21 at the hands of a Taliban suicide bomber brings to 21 the number of US combat deaths there in ...

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UK police accused of institutional racism

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The family of a refugee murdered after police in Bristole failed to protect him in 2013 against a mob has accused police of institutional racism. Bijan Ebrahimi was killed in July 2013 by his violent neighbor Lee James amid false ...

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UK criticizes Russia airstrikes in Syria

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British foreign secretary dismisses Russia’s military tactics in Syria as unacceptable claiming that Russia’s airstrikes don’t target the ISIL militants. “The majority of Russian air strikes continue to target Syrian opposition forces rather than Daesh,” Philip Hammond told the British ...

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Cameron ‘urged to act’ after US bans British Muslim family from Disneyland trip

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Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged to challenge the United States after a British family of 11 was stopped from visiting Disneyland in Los Angeles, it has emerged. Mohammed Tariq Mahmood, from Walthamstow, London, was preparing to board a ...

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Human rights in US a catastrophic failure: American researcher

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The rising death of an African Americans by the hands of white police officers highlights the “catastrophic failure of human rights in the United States,” a researcher and historian in Washington says. “The numbers of [black] people that have been ...

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Neocons Threaten to Start New Party if Trump Wins GOP Nomination

Third party will destroy Republican Party and ensure Clinton win On Monday the guiding light of the neocon faction of the Republican party, Bill Kristol, said a third party will be required if Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination. Establishment Republicans ...

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Corbyn calls soaring homelessness disgrace

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The UK’s Labour party leader has called the soaring homelessness in the country a disgrace. Jeremy Corbyn blamed the Tory government’s austerity policies for the deteriorating problem. “It’s a disgrace that young and often vulnerable people are among the hardest-hit from ...

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A Roadmap for Peace in South Sudan

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(Photo: Oxfam International / Flickr) The news out of South Sudan over the past two years has been devastating. And as we mark the beginning of the third year of conflict, the risk of famine and further atrocities remains grave. But not ...

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The Coming Saudi Crack-up?

By Daniel Lazare Is the Saudi monarchy coming apart at the seams? Scholars and journalists have long predicted the kingdom’s demise, but this time the forecasts may finally prove correct. The reason is an unprecedented avalanche of problems pouring down on ...

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Solidarity! Jeremy Corbyn heads to Portugal, heralds anti-austerity victory

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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will hammer home the victory of Portugal’s new leftist government and promote its fight against austerity by embarking on a solidarity tour of the country. The veteran socialist had struck up a friendship with Portugal’s ...

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US military provided Assad with intel on extremists via Russia, Israel & Germany – report

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The Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff has been indirectly providing Syrian military with intelligence on Islamic extremists fearing the Obama administration’s agenda to oust Bashar Assad will engender total chaos in Syria. A new investigation in the London Review of Books ...

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Apple warns about UK surveillance powers bill

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The tech giant Apple has warned that a plan set forth by the UK government to give intelligence agencies extra online surveillance powers could weaken the security of personal data for millions of people and paralyze the tech sector. The proposals for ...

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Poland: Anti-government rallies continue as Lech Wałęsa warns of civil war

By Dorota Niemitz and Clara Weiss For the second time this month, thousands took to the streets in Poland to protest against the continuing assault on the country’s laws and governing institutions by the newly elected administration of Law and Justice ...

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Trump’s Ban on Muslims Is Unconstitutional and Obscures Real Solution

Legal scholars don’t agree on whether Donald Trump’s demagogic proposal to temporarily ban any of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims from entering the United States would be constitutional. That disagreement says more about the sorry state of the constitutional law ...

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Threat to the establishment, David Icke, speaks out over ‘calculated’ Australia speaking visa delay

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by Mick Meaney (RINF) – In a statement to RINF Alternative News, the UK’s most prominent political researcher, David Icke, has revealed why he believes the Australian government has prevented him from speaking in the country. Despite being approved for entry in both ...

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Trump Schools ABC-TV Host on Reality

By Robert Parry Mainstream media and politicians are fond of denouncing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for trafficking in conspiracy theories and playing fast and loose with the facts, but some of them slide into the same patterns in attacking ...

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Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton ‘lies like crazy’

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US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says Democratic rival Hillary Clinton “lies like crazy” after she claimed that his anti-Muslim rhetoric is a recruiting tool for Daesh (ISIL) terrorists. “She lies like crazy about everything,” Trump said in an interview with the ...

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Agent of the Empire

Dr. Jack Wheeler does. In 2002, The Daily Reckoning posted Wheeler’s article, “The Curse of Lawrence of Arabia.” This story was forgotten in 2002. It remains forgotten. The most legendary American journalist of the 20th century was Lowell Thomas. I ...

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The Logic of the Police State: Waking Up to the Darkness in US Policing

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(Photo: Police Lights via Shutterstock) If you’ve been listening to various police agencies and their supporters, then you know what the future holds: anarchy is coming – and it’s all the fault of activists. In May, a Wall Street Journal ...

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Slavery “pervasive” in global seafood supply

By Gabriel Black Slaves are used to peel and process shrimp that finds its way in to many major supermarkets and shrimp companies around the world, according to an investigative report by the Associated Press (AP) published last week. At Gig ...

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Britain commits more troops to Nigeria to combat Boko Haram

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Britain will send more troops to its former colonial possession Nigeria in an effort to combat the threat of militant Islamist group Boko Haram, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced on Monday. The troops will not take part in active combat ...

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Daesh, Trump helping each other: Analyst

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US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group are helping each other towards their respective goals, says a political analyst. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was right in slamming Trump for his recent outrageous comments against ...

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Ashton Carter’s Plan to Expand U.S. Military Presence Across the Globe Even Further

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Also stationed on these bases are Special Operations forces that carry out hit-and-run raids and assassinations. (Photo: Master Sgt. Donald Sparks / U.S. Army / Flickr Commons) Rachelle Marshall How many Americans are aware that the U.S. is currently engaged ...

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Washington Post Promotes Dickensian Marketing Experiment on Poor Children

The Washington Post offers readers a chance to watch impoverished children taunted with a cruel choice. In America, as a rule, we shame the poor, ignore the poor, blame the poor for being poor, mock the poor and do little ...

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Reality Check: GOP Candidates Completely Wrong on Origin of ISIS in Latest Debate

Two hours, and during the last GOP debate of the year Tuesday night, the candidates and their moderators said the name “ISIS” 112 times. That’s nearly once per minute. And yet, it turns out, a lot of untrue statements were ...

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Neocons Object to Syrian Democracy

By Robert Parry The Washington Post’s editorial board is livid that President Barack Obama appears to have accepted the Russian position that the Syrian people should decide for themselves who their future leaders should be — when the Post seems ...

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Pentagon calls Iraq attack ‘mistake by both sides’

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US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter claims that the death of a number of Iraqi troops in a US airstrike against purported Daesh (ISIL) positions appeared to be a mistake involving both American and Iraqi forces. The airstrike was “a mistake that involved both sides,” ...

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UK rich-poor gap widening

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A new study has revealed that affluent Britons are accumulating wealth three times as fast as the destitute. According to a research study by the Office for National Statistics, total wealth for the richest tenth of British households increased by ...

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US spending bill disallows Gitmo inmates transfer to America

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US President Barack Obama has signed a $1.1 trillion government spending package with a controversial cybersecurity measure and a ban on Guantanamo Bay prisoners’ transfer to the United States. The motion comes in two huge packages: a $1.1 trillion government ...

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Putin Has More Tricks Up His Sleeve in Combating Terrorism

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  by Stephen Lendman (RINF) – No one paying attention to his involvement in Syria against ISIS and other terrorist groups needs convincing about Russia’s formidable military capability. On Saturday, addressing a reception to mark Security Agency Worker’s Day, he ...

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America First or World War III

“If you’re in favor of World War III, you have your candidate.” So said Rand Paul, looking directly at Gov. Chris Christie, who had just responded to a question from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer as to whether he would shoot down ...

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Inhumane conditions in privately run New Zealand prison

  By Tom Peters The National Party government announced on December 9 that it will not renew the contract for UK-based company Serco to manage Auckland’s Mount Eden Prison when the contract expires in 2017. The announcement followed months of revelations ...

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Pentagon seeks to acquit US in Iraq deadly airstrike: Analyst

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The United States is trying to absolve its military over the recent deadly airstrike that led to the death of a number of Iraqi soldiers in Fallujah, says an American political commentator. “By putting an equal sign between the Iraqi government and US Air ...

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Saudi bombs unlawfully targeting Yemen schools — Amnesty

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Saudi Arabian airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen have deliberately targeted schools, killing students and making education impossible for many children, a new report from Amnesty International suggests. Published on Friday, the report claims 34 percent of Yemeni children have ...

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Millions of cars sold in the USA automatically call the police and report your ‘crimes’ without your knowledge

On November 30, police arrived at a Florida woman’s home to interrogate her in connection with a hit-and-run car accident. They were following up on a 911 call placed by … the woman’s vehicle. According to a Ford spokesperson, 10 ...

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Detroit auto parts worker endures homelessness, surrenders custody of children

Low-wage America Detroit auto parts worker endures homelessness, surrenders custody of children The recent report that a Detroit auto parts worker and his wife had made the wrenching decision to turn their children over to the care of the state ...

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US Navy accused of covering up SEAL abuse of Afghan detainees

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Though several US soldiers accused a SEAL team of beating and waterboarding Afghan men detained after a checkpoint bombing, their commanding officer decided not to press charges. One of the Afghans died after the torment. The incident took place in ...

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Video: ‘ISIS far smarter than we give them credit for’ — McAfee predicts cyber war

Islamic State has quote ‘unprecented’ support within the United States according to a report released by the George Washington University. This comes as … Via Youtube

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The Danger After Putin

Exclusive: America’s neocons are lusting for their ultimate “regime change” — destabilizing Russia and getting rid of President Putin — but they ignore the likelihood that the leader after Putin would be a much more hardline nationalist, a prospect addressed ...

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Video: Journalist Arrested For Criminal Trespass While on Public Right of Way and Failure to ID

While on assignment to report on a fellow journalist arrested at the same location not 24 hours before. Journalist Phillip Turner, was arrested by Harris County … Via Youtube

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Millennials Better Start Thinking About Retirement

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Ethan Miller I’m only 24, but I signed up for the 401(k) plan at work as soon as I qualified. I’m privileged to have a responsible employer and to belong a union that fought for its members’ right to enjoy ...

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Fear-mongering Hurts Us All

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Representative Loretta Sanchez voiced the fears of a growing number of Americans when she spoke recently with Larry King as details about the San Bernardino shooters emerged. “We know that there is a small group” of Muslims, the California Democrat ...

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Video: Israel Key Link in Exporting ISIS Oil

Vijay Prashad says that ISIS oil is smuggled through Turkey to Israel and is a major source of ISIS funding. Via Youtube

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In Dark Times, Poetry Can Enlighten Us

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Following the Paris terrorist attacks, the colors of the French flag appeared on American computer screens, in the icons of apps and the faces of friends on Facebook. As this solidarity with the people of France surged, Americans with connections ...

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COP21 And The Global Propaganda Show

COP21 and the global propaganda show

The big problem with trying to convince everyone that global warming is catastrophic to the human existence is that the campaign to do just that is being led by the very people we trust the least — governments. Just 16% ...

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On the Trail of Turkey’s Terrorist Grey Wolves

From the Archive: Turkey, as a NATO country near Russia’s border, developed a powerful “deep state” where intelligence operatives, terrorists and gangsters crossed paths and shared political alliances, a grim reality that author Martin A. Lee explored in 1997 and ...

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Details of MI6 informant’s murder trial must remain secret, even from ECHR — Supreme Court

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The UK Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by a Chinese dissident and MI6 informant convicted of murder to take his case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). In 2009, Wang Yam was convicted of murdering reclusive ...

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