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Pressure mounts on PM Cameron to reverse his stance on refugees


The British government is under mounting pressure to do more to save the vulnerable people trying to flee Europe from conflict zones in the Middle East and some African countries. Lawmakers from across the party line, except anti-migrant UK Independence ...

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Hackers target Manchester police, airport websites


Eastern European hackers have targeted the Greater Manchester police website making it inaccessible for users on Wednesday night. The hacking has been described as a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS), which involves many computers accessing the police website in order ...

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Making America Work for Working People


By Sarita Gupta For millions of working parents like me, the juggling act between our homes and offices gets even more frantic as our kids head back to school. My daughter just started kindergarten. Some days, I’m proud of how ...

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US invasion of Iraq was genecidal war: Peace activist


The US invasion of Iraq was a “genocidal war” and a”crime against humanity” perpetrated by the administration of George W. Bush to expand US imperialism, an anti-war activist in California says. Former US vice president Dick Cheney‘s recent remarks that ...

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‘Groundbreaking’ Torture Charges Put US Rendition Tactics in Spotlight


‘We need to see more accountability happening in Canada, in the U.S., in Jordan and in Syria. The ones who tortured and the ones who helped these horrible acts to happen should face justice.’ by Nadia Prupis Canada on Tuesday filed ...

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35% of backlogged VA healthcare applicants died waiting for benefit approval


The Department of Veterans Affairs still has a massive backlog of nearly 900,000 healthcare applications ‒ including more than 300,000 from veterans who died waiting for their benefits to be approved, a report by the agency’s inspector general found. The ...

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The Criminalization of the Hunger Strike


Seven years ago, Barack Obama pledged to close down the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, telling the crowds that flocked to his campaign speeches that the United States must “restore habeas corpus” in order to “lead by example.” Though the ...

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Clinton emails reveal internal gossip, bank heists and … gefilte fish?


The State Department has released 7,000 more pages of emails sent to or by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. They reveal much about the Democratic presidential candidate’s personality and interests, as well as those of her associates. The emails ...

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‘Humanity Washes Ashore’ Goes Viral as Photos Capture Horror of War, Plight of Refugees


Jon Queally A series of heartbreaking photos showing a young boy—believed to be a refugee from Syria—washed up on the beach in Turkey after a failed attempt to cross the sea to Greece is being shared and discussed across the ...

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‘Disability rights in UK could be violated’ by welfare reforms, UN to investigate


United Nations officials are to visit the UK to investigate whether the government’s controversial welfare reforms are committing “grave violations” of disabled peoples’ human rights. A Scottish disability charity said it had been contacted by the UN’s Committee on the ...

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Clinton scandal widens as 150 released emails contain classified info


The State Department has released the fourth and largest cache of more than 7,000 of Hillary Clinton’s work-related emails. The emails, most of which dated between December 2009 to December 2010, include approximately 150 that contain information now upgraded to ...

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Fukushima Report Dangerously Downplays Ongoing Health Risks: Greenpeace


“The IAEA report actively supports the Abe government’s and the global nuclear industry’s agenda to make it appear that things can return to normal after a nuclear disaster.” by Deirdre Fulton A new report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ...

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‘Thousands of benefit claimants died after being found fit for work’


A new data from the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions reveals the death of more than 2,000 benefit claimants between 2011 and 2014. The DWP figures disclosed that most of the claimants were reported dead within weeks of being ...

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2nd video emerges of deadly police shooting in Texas


A second disturbing video has emerged that shows two police officers in the US state of Texas shoot and kill a Hispanic man who appears to have had his hands up in surrender. The new video gives authorities a “very ...

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Israel will lose Iran accord vote in Congress: Ex-Senate candidate


Israel and its powerful lobby in the United States will lose the upcoming vote in Congress on the Iran nuclear agreement, says a former US Senate candidate. “They spent $150 million in an unbelievingly aggressive advertising campaign to get the ...

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‘Uninhabitable’: UN Report says Total Destruction of Gaza Nearly Complete


Under constant threat of war and a devastating economic blockade, occupied territory is being ‘de-developed’ – a process by which development is not merely hindered but reversed by Jon Queally Citing a series of vicious military attacks in recent years coupled ...

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Two Years After Hunger Strike, California Settlement May Release 2,000 Prisoners From Solitary


Attorneys and family members announced on September 1 what they called a “landmark settlement” in the class-action lawsuit Ashker v. Governor of California. The settlement, stated lead attorney Jules Lobel, “is an important step in the growing movement to end ...

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Chipotle sued over GMO-free claims


Alleging false advertising, a California woman has sued Chipotle Mexican Grill over the popular chain restaurant’s insistence that its products do not include genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. The lawsuit was filed by plaintiff Colleen Gallagher on Friday in a San Francisco ...

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125,000 tenants ‘abused’ by private landlords – charity


Thousands of dissatisfied private renters in Britain have complained of their landlords abusing, assaulting, threatening and harassing them, research by Shelter has revealed. In the past year, housing charity Shelter has received over 17,000 helpline calls from tenants reporting “chaotic” ...

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New Coalition Calls for the End of the U.S.-Saudi Alliance; Condemns Saudi’s Domestic Repression and Civilian Deaths in Yemen

WASHINGTON – As Saudi Arabia’s King Salman comes to Washington for a September 4 White House visit, a new coalition of human rights organizations is calling on the United States to end its alliance with the absolute monarchy. The Coalition ...

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Europe’s Refugee Crisis: Bridges, Not Fences, Are the Answer


The inability of the European Union to agree a meaningful response to the current migrant crisis is not only disgraceful, it risks defining the Union’s legacy as a spectacular failure.  by Françoise Sivignon, Janice Hughes The inability of the European Union ...

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Orthodox Jewish school teaches 3yo children ‘non-Jews are evil’


Ultra-Orthodox Jewish schoolchildren as young as three are being taught that “non-Jews” are evil and want to kill Jewish people, an anonymous whistleblower has revealed. According to the Independent, worksheets that allude to the horrors of the Holocaust are being ...

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Cruelty is Not a Human Right


César Chelala It is the beginning of their nightmares. Many Palestinians go to bed every night without knowing if their homes will be bulldozed during the night by the Israeli police. According to Jeff Halper, founder of the Israeli Committee ...

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US considering sanctions against China over alleged cyber theft


The United States is considering imposing a round of sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals that are related to the alleged hacking of US trade secrets. Citing several unidentified Obama administration officials, The Washington Post reported Sunday that a final ...

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Americans are sick and tired of US wars for Israel: Analyst


Americans are supporting the international movement of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel because they are sick and tired of Washington’s support for Tel Aviv, says a political commentator in Los Angeles. In an interview with Press TV on ...

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UK police officers to lose jobs with govt.’s spending cuts


UK government’s spending cuts will see over 22,000 police jobs being lost. According to The Guardian, a private estimate says the number of police officers in England and Wales would fall to about 100,000. This is much lower than previously ...

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War criminal Tony Blair could face grilling for ‘trying to save Gaddafi’ during Libya war


Former Prime Minister Tony Blair could be summoned before MPs to face allegations he offered to help rescue Colonel Gaddafi during the 2011 NATO-led military campaign against Libya. A forthcoming biography of Prime Minister David Cameron claims Blair telephoned Downing ...

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Pennsylvania school district faces bankruptcy amid budget deficit


Many schools in the US state of Pennsylvania are on the brink of collapse due to the state government’s failure to pay subsidies. One of Pennsylvania’s poorest school districts said it cannot afford to pay its teachers and staff amid ...

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Fmr. UK PM may face new charge for link with Libya dictator


Former Prime Minister Tony Blair may face new charge over his role in allegedly helping rescue former Libya dictator Muammar Gaddafi during Nato-led operation against the country. Based on a biography of Prime Minister David Cameron to be published soon, Blair ...

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Police ‘must consider’ tip-offs from psychics, new guidelines state


Police officers hunting for missing people should “not rule out” any tip-offs from witches, psychics and clairvoyants, according to new official guidelines. In a consultation document from the College of Policing (COP), which lists new guidelines on how police should ...

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High Drug Prices Are Killing Americans


Bernie Sanders All across the country, Americans are finding that the prices of the prescription drugs they need are soaring. Tragically, doctors tell us that many of their patients can no longer afford their medicine. As a result, some get ...

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9/11 attacks were obviously an inside job: Scholar


The growing anti-Islam rhetoric in the United States underlines the need for further research into the origin of the September 11, 2001 attacks, an American scholar and journalist in Wisconsin says. In the most recent provocative stance against Islam, a ...

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UK MPs get free VIP service at NHS to protect from public


British lawmakers get free VIP service at the National Health Service (NHS) hospital to protect them from public, UK media reports have revealed. According to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act, UK MPs are given private cubicles and ...

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‘UN to probe disability deaths over UK govt. benefit cuts’


The United Nations is set to launch an inquiry into whether the UK government’s welfare cuts led to rights abuses and death of more than 2,000 disabled Britons. UN officials will visit the UK in the next few months to ...

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Eric Pickles calls justice for war criminal Netanyahu ‘completely absurd’


Eric Pickles has called the quest for justice ‘completely absurd’ as UK citizens demands that war criminal Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be arrested. ### A petition signed by 80,000 people calling for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when ...

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Will Grassroots Movements Change the Political Discourse in Iowa?


The Iowa State Fair used to be campaign gold for presidential candidates, an event National Public Radio’s “On Point” host Tom Ashbrook has called a “campaign launching pad,” a picture perfect opportunity to meet thousands of likely caucus-goers, eat fried ...

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‘Without Britain there’s no EU,’ says Finnish finance minister


Finland’s Finance Minister Alex Stubb has backed the British government’s agenda of reforming the UK’s relationship with Europe, calling the Conservative Party’s demands deliverable and constructive. Speaking after a meeting in Helsinki with British Chancellor George Osborne on Monday, Stubb ...

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America’s Short-sighted ‘Grand Strategy’

By Franklin Spinney The contemporary theory and practice of grand strategy by the United States can be summarized in the sound byte uttered in 2001 by President George W. Bush shortly after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center ...

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Video: Awakened Masks

These masks are artwork the from an independent artist located in Ohio. He started making these masks for local Cincinnati Activists and it grew from there. source

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Nazis Riot Again in Kiev to Force Resuming War

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Poroshenko Lies About Ukrainian Public Opinion, in Order to Justify Resuming Invasion of Donbass Eric Zuesse On Monday, August 31st, racist fascists (nazis) who hate Russians rioted in front of Ukraine’s parliament building to demand resumption of the unlimited bombing ...

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Video: ‘Critical mass’ of dead migrants in Europe fast approaching – HRW Refugee Prog Director

Europe is facing the largest migration crisis since World War II. But while the EU struggles to formulate a policy to address the influx of people, thousands are dying en route and many are being violently pushed back at borders. ...

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2,300 die within year of being declared ‘fit for work’ by DWP


More than 2,300 people have died within a year of being found “fit for work” by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), analysis of new data has shown, outraging campaigners. Figures released by the DWP on Thursday show that ...

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In Japan, Tens of Thousands Anti-War Protesters Reject Return to Militarism


‘Instead of enacting such pro-war bills,’ said one demonstrator, ‘I want Japan to exert leadership roles in facilitating world peace.’ by Jon Queally Tens of thousands of people gathered outisde the Japanese parliament building on Sunday to reject plans put forth ...

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Fake Housing Market, Fake Stock Market and Fake Millionaires

“One in 65 people is now worth seven-figures after surge in the price of property and stock markets” the newspapers have been crowing. “The number of British millionaires has shot up by 40 per cent in the past five years”. ...

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U.S. Publicly Splits v. EU on Ukraine War

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Eric Zuesse There now is open disagreement between three Western leaders regarding how to move forward with regard to Ukraine: Barack Obama of the United States, versus Francois Hollande of France, and Angela Merkel of Germany. On Friday, August 29th, ...

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Video: Kaiser Report: Invasive species & ‘Satoshi Forest’ (E803)

In this special from the Gulf Coast of Florida, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss invasive species and American seniors heading to Mexico for low-cost dental … Via Youtube

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Video: A Broken System Breaks Families

Listen to Bobbi Smallwood, whose son was arrested during the Baltimore uprising, talk about how the judicial system is literally killing her. Via Youtube

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Financial Times Calls For Abolishing Cash


The Financial Times has published an anonymous article which calls for the abolition of cash in order to give central banks and governments more power. Entitled The case for retiring another ‘barbarous relic’, the article laments the fact that people ...

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White, middle-class & over 65? Britain’s ‘invisible addicts’ drink too much


An alarming number of middle class people over the age of 65 are drinking “unsafe” amounts of alcohol and putting their health at risk, experts warn. The research carried out by academics from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience ...

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Revisiting 1930s Authoritarianism Through Donald Trump


Give this to Donald Trump: he helps us picture how the anti-democratic, right-wing, personality-driven movements of the 1930s came to power. Those movements are usually characterized as fascist though they were diverse, and the term itself is hellishly hard to ...

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Big Pharma, petrochemical companies and criminal banksters paid Bill and Hillary Clinton more than $100 million to give speeches

When Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton hits the campaign trail, she does her level best to portray herself and her ex-president husband, Bill, as ordinary, average Americans just looking out for the common folk. For this narrative, Hillary even has ...

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Katrina’s ‘Golden Opportunity’: 10 Years of Corporate Media Celebrating Disaster

Americans love, above all, a narrative. Preferably a moral one, marked by a clear good and evil. For many so-called “school reformers,” the tragedy of Katrina, which marks its ten-year anniversary today, provided that narrative. Its stark before-and-after provided a ...

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TISA and Tech’s Double Standards On Secret Government Internet Deals


The stash of previously-secret correspondence about the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) that EFF obtained and published this week speaks volumes about the extent to which technology companies such as IBM and Google, and trade lobby groups such as the ...

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Video: Shock Doctrine: A Look at the Mass Privatization of NOLA Schools in Storm’s Wake & Its Effects Today

Democracynow.org – Just two weeks after Hurricane Katrina, the city fired 7500 public school teachers, launching a new push to privatize the school system and … Via Youtube

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Video: George W. Bush dances at 10th Katrina anniversary

Former US President George W. Bush returned to New Orleans on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina – to tout the region’s recovery from the nation’s … Via Youtube

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Ron Paul on ‘Unprivileged Belligerents’ – The US War On Journalists

The Defense Department’s new Law of War manual, which provides guidance to military commanders in time of war, advises that journalists they consider “unprivileged belligerents” can be either removed from military facilities or even detained indefinitely without charge. The problem ...

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India and Pakistan talks abruptly cancelled

By Sampath Perera and Keith Jones The resumption of the long-stalled Indo-Pakistani peace process went off the rails without ever even leaving the station. On Sunday, August 23 and Monday, August 24 the national security advisers of South Asia’s nuclear-armed states ...

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Virginia journalists’ death details revealed


The two Virginia journalists shot earlier this week both received gunshot wounds to the head, according to state officials. The causes of death for Alison Parker and Adam Ward have been classed as homicides. The medical examiner’s office in Roanoke ...

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Economics of a Crash

This month has seen something that happens not very often: it appears to be the early stages of a global stock market crash. For the moment investors are in shock, seeking reassurance and keenly intent on preserving their diminishing assets, ...

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Palestinian lives are more important than reelection of US lawmakers: Analyst


Members of the US Congress should support the Palestinian people and take a stand against Israel and must realize that the lives of millions of people are more important than their reelection, an American author and human rights says. Rich ...

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Hurricane Katrina: Costliest natural disaster in US history in numbers


In addition to the human cost of 1,836 lives lost and over one million people displaced in the Gulf Coast region, Hurricane Katrina had staggering impact on the local economy and was the costliest natural disaster in United States history. ...

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Declassified CIA Documents Reveal How Disastrous America’s Post-9/11 Plans Really Were


Scholars working on the contemporary Middle East are living through something of a golden age where evidence is uniquely plentiful for three reasons. First, the disastrous failures of US policy in Afghanistan and Iraq have led to an unprecedented programme ...

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Video: ‘Only response EU can think of is trying to sink refugee boats’ – political analyst

Thousands of refugees are trying to reach EU countries fleeing war and instability. Independent political analyst Dan Glazebrook comments on the issue. Via Youtube

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Wall Street reporting is a joke: The Stock Market is Getting Harder to Rig


It’s entertaining to watch and to read reports in the corporate media about the current stock market decline, which over the course of the last six business days erased $2.1 trillion in the market value of stocks of publicly-traded US ...

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What Does the US Gain From the Dollar’s Special Role?


China is claiming that it’s not devaluing the renminbi to gain a competitive advantage, it’s adding flexibility to prepare for the yuan’s new role as an international reserve currency, becoming part of the International Monetary Fund’s special drawing rights basket ...

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Ex-MP Proctor rejects pedophile and murder claims, accuses police of ‘homosexual witch-hunt’


Former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor has denied being involved in a “gruesome” Westminster pedophile ring that allegedly abused, tortured and murdered children in the 1970s and 80s. Proctor has been interrogated twice over the murder of three boys linked to ...

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Two US journalists shot dead during live report in Virginia


Two American news journalists have been shot dead during a live television news report in the state of Virginia, according to officials. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward from WDBJ News Station were killed during an interview in Moneta, ...

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Palestinian artist expelled from Banksy’s Dismaland after anti-Israel protest


Palestinian artist has been ejected from Banksy’s Dismaland theme park after he protested against the presence of Israeli artists. Shadi Alzaqzouq was escorted out of the new “bemusement park” for placing a bed sheet over his work with the words ...

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The Corporations Funding the Lawyers to Fight the Clean Power Plan


Lawyers from coal-dependent states, led by West Virginia, are challenging President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Joining their effort is an army of industry-funded law firms that specialize in fighting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Together, they will argue that the ...

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NYT calls out Coca-Cola’s harmful junk food science while ignoring Monsanto’s fraudulent GMO science

The New York Times recently published an in-depth article on one of its blogs exposing the Coca-Cola Company’s efforts to promote flawed science downplaying the importance of cutting calories — particularly empty calories — in order to lose weight. The ...

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Trump is Global Journalism’s American Junk Food


Christian Christensen He’s everywhere. Spray-tanned face and white teeth exploding through the front pages of newspapers and magazines. Implausible hair mesmerizing on Twitter and Facebook. Comments on female journalists and illegal Mexican immigrants echoing across the ether. It is likely ...

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Doublespeak from an establishment controlled Labour so terrified of Corbyn they want to block 110,000 voters


Labour explores political cannibalism as it attempts to smear the dramatic swell in numbers as Tory sabotage instead of support for Jeremy Corbyn.  ### Some 110,000 supporters of the Labour Party currently registered to vote in the upcoming leadership election could be barred ...

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‘UK surveillance worse than Orwell’s 1984’


UN special rapporteur on privacy has slammed Britain’s surveillance situation, saying it is even worse that what author George Orwell imagined in his novel 1984. “It’s worse… Because if you look at CCTV alone, at least Winston [Winston Smith in Orwell’s ...

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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 with those of four of their neighbors, was allegedly contaminated with methane in the fall of 2011, ...

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How the Harper Government has Helped Mining Companies Plunder Africa


Yves Engler Despite rhetoric about providing aid to the poorest, the Harper Conservatives have worked assiduously to ensure that Canadian corporations profit from Africa’s vast mineral resources, rather than the continent’s people. Even widespread criticism of their operations has failed ...

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War criminal Tony Blair to attend divisive Chinese WWII commemorations


Amid heightened geopolitical tensions, former Prime Minister Tony Blair will visit Beijing in September to attend China’s Victory Day event alongside the Russian and Venezuelan leaders. The Victory Day event will take place over two days, starting on September 2. ...

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OKC Bombing: Evidence Of Foreknowledge


The following statement with attachments was issued by Texas freshman Congresman Steve Stockman regarding a mysterious fax message his office received just as a bomb exploded at an Oklahoma City federal building. Also attached is a memorandum Stockman sent to ...

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Revealed: Most Guantanamo Detainees Captured By Warlords, Not US Military


Nadia Prupis Of the 116 men currently detained at Guantánamo Bay military prison, only three were captured by U.S. forces, while the rest were apprehended by foreign spies and warlords—new revelations which cast yet another layer of doubt on the ...

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Anti-Israeli groups increase activities in US: Report


Anti-Israeli groups such as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign that are behind boycotting Tel Aviv have increased their activities at US universities, a new report says. The Israel on Campus Coalition’s “Campus Trends Report” said the number of ...

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The dystopian danger of police body cameras

A Colorado Springs police officer poses with a Digital Ally First Vu HD body worn camera outside the police department in Colorado Springs April 21, 2015. The police department is holding a body worn cameras pilot project, testing several different camera models for a month at a time as they consider purchasing 450 of the units with an initial cost of over $500,000.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX19PVE

Police-worn body cameras are the newest darling of criminal justice reform. They are touted as a way to collect evidence for criminal investigations, oversee and expose abusive police practices, and exonerate officers from fabricated charges. While the nation continues to ...

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How To Survive When You Can’t Pay Your Bills

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Let’s talk about poverty. I don’t mean the kind you’re talking about when your friends invite you to go shopping or for a night out and you say, “No, I can’t. I’m poor right now.” I don’t mean the situation ...

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Do the Rich Rule the United States?

By the end of next year, if current trends continue, our global top 1 percent will hold more than half the world’s wealth. - See more at: http://inequality.org/8-ways-reduce-global-inequality/#sthash.IarjS7yc.dpuf

Chuck Collins Is America’s political system controlled by a small financial elite? One former president thinks so. Almost 40 years after he was elected, former President Jimmy Carter commented recently that our political system is now “an oligarchy with unlimited ...

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Examining the myths, lies and deception of NHS privatization

Striking health workers held a mass picket at King's College Hospital in south London (Pic: Guy Smallman)

These discourses are related and the mainstream views are used to justify and in the hands of some seek to even deny the existence of the expanding role of capitalist businesses, motivated fundamentally by profits, who want the production and ...

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Everyone must fear Russia! Nobody knows why, but if the Pentagon says so then it must be true, right?


Russia is a “very, very significant threat” to the national security of the United States, says Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, concurring with top military officials’ assessment. Carter, who made the remarks on Thursday, was referring to an assessment by a ...

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The Puritanical Glee Over the Ashley Madison Hack


High school students have long read The Scarlet Letter, the 1850 novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne set in a Puritanical Massachusetts town in the mid-17th Century. It chronicles the life of a woman who is found to have committed adultery (on her ...

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Kissinger urges US to treat Russia as ‘great power’


Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger has urged the United States to treat Russia as a “great power” and stop making efforts to break it. “Breaking Russia has become an objective [for US officials] the long-range purpose should be ...

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The War Criminal Who Won The Nobel Peace Prize: Barack Obama

A Christie's employee looks at a portrait of Barack Obama by artist Joe Black called 'Shoot to Kill' made from thousands of plastic toy soldiers, during a press preview at Christie's auction rooms in London, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. The portrait estimated at 15,000-20,000 pounds ($21,000-$28,000) will be auctioned in the "Out of the Ordinary" sale on Sept. 10 in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

As the United States renews a bombing campaign against ISIS forces in Syria, it seems like America’s penchant for waging war knows no bounds. During the first seven years of Barack Obama’s presidency, the U.S. bombed seven countries while supporting ...

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The Secret US Involvement in Mexico Oil & Gas Privatization 

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New records obtained by DeSmog shed further light on the role the U.S.government has played to help implement the privatization of Mexico’s oil and gas industry, opening it up to international firms beyond state-owned company PEMEX (Petroleos Mexicanos). Obtained from both the ...

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Jeremy Corbyn will apologize for illegal Iraq War if elected leader


Labour Party leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn says he will issue an apology for the 2003 invasion of Iraq if he is elected. Corbyn, who posed staunch opposition to the war when Tony Blair led the party, told the Guardian the ...

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USA killer drone rampage to increase by 50%


The US military will increase the number of drone flights from the current 61 a day to as many as 90 by 2019 while expanding lethal strike capabilities. The expanded drone program, operated mostly by the US Air Force, will ...

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Britain will have even more ‘blood on hands’ if it doesn’t help Afghan translators – Lord Dannatt


Britain will have “blood on its hands” if Afghan interpreters who served alongside UK troops are killed by the Taliban, a senior military figure has warned after it emerged that 200 former translators had been denied asylum in the UK. ...

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Hillary Clinton’s Keystone Crisis


Jamie Henn Hillary Clinton’s pipeline problem started in earnest this July 28, when Bruce Blodgett, a retired software engineer, asked Clinton about her position on Keystone XL during a town hall forum in Nashua, New Hampshire. The video of Clinton’s ...

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Exposed: Big Brother’s ‘Unique and Productive’ Relationship with AT&T


Newly disclosed National Security Agency documents show that the U.S. government’s relationship with telecom giant AT&T has been considered “unique and especially productive,” according to a joint investigation by the New York Times and ProPublica published Saturday. The news organizations, ...

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Someone must have greased the brakes in Diana’s car: Queen


A new book reveals the British queen spoke of ‘greased brakes’ in Diana’s car upon hearing of the late princess’s road accident. The queen’s first reaction to the news of Princess Diana’s car accident was that “someone must have greased ...

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British soldiers ‘get drunk, take drugs, start fights,’ claims council boss


So basically soldiers turn out to behave just like almost every other bloke on a night out. Just shocking. Truly shocking. But hey, let’s just ply everyone with drugs and booze, anything to keep them from thinking too much about ...

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What an amazing coincidence! Coca-Cola funds scientists who claim poor diet does not lead to obesity


WOW who’d of thunk it? What great news for the corporation. Thanks for clearing that up, Coke! Oh.. wait now..  something doesn’t seem right.. ### Coca-Cola has pumped millions of dollars into the founding of a new nonprofit that claims there ...

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The Government’s ‘Predictive Judgments’ Land Innocent Travelers on the No Fly List Without Meaningful Redress


In the movie Minority Report, Hollywood depicts a future Washington, D.C., in which people are arrested by a special police force called Precrime, based on predictions that they will commit murders in the future. These predictions are not based on science, but ...

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Sanding Down the Rough Edges of Capitalism Is Not Enough


The question now is whether we can peacefully change the system that has been rigged in favor of those who handsomely benefit from it.   by David Morris The catalyst for a recent column by David Brooks was a speech delivered ...

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When the Next Crisis Comes, Which Movements Will Seize the Opportunity?


George Lakey You, too, could be caught in a situation where people are ready for an alternative, yet your group has none to offer. It’s understandable. We who work for change seem years away from convincing a critical mass of ...

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​Former Labour peer in court over child sex abuse charges


A former senior British politician has appeared in a court in London to face historical child sex abuse charges. Former Labour peer, Lord Janner, arrived at Westminster magistrates’ court in central London in connection with 22 sex abuse charges spanning over ...

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