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The Murder of JFK

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For some time now, I have been analyzing American history in the light of what I have called structural deep events: events, like the JFK assassination, the Watergate break-in, Iran-Contra, or 9/11, which repeatedly involve law-breaking or violence, are mysterious ...

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Cyber-attack leaves millions of British students without access to online resources

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Millions of staff and students at over 150 centers of further education were left without access to their online resources following a cyber-attack on the University of London Computer Centre. As well as blocking users from accessing Moodle, which the ULCC ...

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Federal court blocks release of CIA torture report

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By Ed Hightower (WSWS) –  A US District Court judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that sought the release of the full Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on torture by the Central ...

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Six Months Later, Pentagon Admits (Maybe) We Killed Some Kids in Syria

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While notable for admitting the possibility it killed two young children, admission called “too little, too late” by expert who says deathtoll of innocent people far exceeds Pentagon statement (Common Dreams) – In what one journalist described as the “first near-confirmation” ...

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Why aren’t the banksters in prison?

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Andre Damon (WSWS) – On Wednesday, five major international banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, America’s largest and third-largest financial institutions, pleaded guilty to felony charges for helping to manipulate global foreign exchange markets, paying a wrist-slap fine of about $1 ...

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Growing Global Inequality Gap ‘Has Reached a Tipping Point’

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‘When such a large group in the population gains so little from economic growth, the social fabric frays and trust in institutions is weakened.’ (Common Dreams) – With the gap between the rich and poor growing worldwide, a new study by ...

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All 6 Police Officers Will Be Indicted Over Death of Freddie Gray

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Baltimore City state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby says officers will be arraigned in early July (Common Dreams) – Baltimore City state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby announced late Thursday afternoon that all six police officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray. ...

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US making arms for possible China war: American author

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The United States is manufacturing weapons which are considered by the American military officials as “plausible” for a possible war on China, says an analyst. The United States, has been for many years, in the “long process of militarizing Asia ...

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Gift to Multi-National Corporations as Senate Pushes Fast Track Forward

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A final vote on Fast Track trade authority could come as soon as Thursday afternoon (Common Dreams) – Thumbing its nose at the wide swath of constituencies and civil society groups that oppose corporate-friendly trade deals, the U.S. Senate voted Thursday ...

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Pentagon sham: Defense Dept altered books in long-awaited audit, reports claim

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The US Defense Department’s watchdog knowingly turned a blind eye to financial irregularities, leading to the Pentagon signing off on an audit. This has led to questions regarding just how transparent the government auditing process actually is. A special investigation ...

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A Plug-and-Play Model Policy for Police Body Cameras

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An unarmed person of color. Dead at the hands of law enforcement. And then another. And another. And another. And another. Seeking to stem the tide of senseless death, a national search began for an appropriate response. In short order, ...

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Only in America? The False Dichotomy Between Movement Building and Electoral Politics

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Most people we might think of as being on the American left don’t generally embrace the idea of “American exceptionalism.” There is one apparent exception to this unexceptional point of view, however, at least in some corners of the American ...

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Militarization Is More Than Tanks and Uniforms

Israeli soldiers drive a tank to a position near Israel Gaza Border, Thursday, July 10, 2014. With rockets raining deep inside Israel, the military pummeled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip and threatened a broad ground offensive, while the first diplomatic efforts to end two days of heavy fighting got underway. (AP: Photo/Ariel Schalit)

“If we’re training cops as soldiers, giving them equipment like soldiers, dressing them up as soldiers, when are they going to pick up the mentality of soldiers? If you look at the police department, their creed is to protect and ...

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‘Weaponizing Vulnerabilities': New Snowden Doc Reveals Spy Agencies Targeted Smartphones

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The ‘Five Eyes’ alliance exploited weaknesses in popular browser and planned to hijack links to app stores to implant spyware on mobile phones, new documents show (Common Dreams) – The intelligence alliance known as Five Eyes—comprising the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, ...

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US sees war as only option to keep global domination

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With the rise of the Global South and BRICS countries, it seems the United States sees war as the only option in order to keep its global domination, an American journalist and political commentator says. Don DeBar, an anti-war activist ...

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5,000 Cooks and Cashiers Wage Largest-Ever Protest at McDonald’s Shareholder Meeting

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Oak Brook, Ill. – Marching behind a giant banner that read, “McDonald’s: $15 and Union Rights, Not Food Stamps,” 5,000 cooks and cashiers massed at the company’s corporate headquarters Wednesday to kick off the largest-ever protest to hit the burger giant’s annual ...

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Latest Guilty Pleas Prove Big Bank Criminality ‘Rampant,’ But Jail Time Non-Existent

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In announcing settlement, Attorney General Loretta Lynch calls the crimes ‘a brazen display of collusion’ that caused ‘pervasive harm’ (Common Dreams) – In the wake of Wednesday’s announcement that five global financial institutions have agreed to plead guilty to multiple crimes ...

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When Hollywood Sold America on Evil: Stunning PBS Frontline Doc Reveals the Depths of CIA Propaganda

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“Secrets, Politics and Torture” tells the deeply disturbing story of an intelligence community’s craven lies In recent days, there’s been quite a bit of discussion about the 2011 raid in Abottabad, Pakistan, that killed Osama bin laden, based upon reporting by ...

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‘We Are Many': Documentary Depicts Legacy of Global Anti-War Movement

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(Common Dreams) – The extraordinary February 15, 2003 march against the U.S. invasion of Iraq, which brought an estimated 30 million people to the streets in 800 cities on every continent, is immortalized on screen in Amir Amirani’s acclaimed documentary, We ...

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As Spying Foes Look to ‘Sunset’ Patriot Act, White House Turns up the Pressure

Justice Department memo reveals pressure campaign as two competing spy bills head to vote (Common Dreams) – With key provisions of the Patriot Act set to expire at the end of the month and congressional in-fighting over the legality of government ...

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Malcolm X Matters: Icon’s Words Still Ring True

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Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Neb., would have been 90 years old today. As the #BlackLivesMatter movement continues to grow in strength like the perfect storm, the prescient words of Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik ...

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Civil Rights Group Urges Greater Executive Action Following President’s Limits on Military Weaponry for Police

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NEW YORK, NY – President Obama announced that the US government plans to prohibit federal agencies from providing local law enforcements certain kinds of militarized equipment such as grenade launches, high-caliber weapons and bayonets. A longer list of equipment provided ...

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US foreign policy is a sick illusion by oligarchs to “dominate other nations”

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A former US intelligence linguist says the US foreign policy is a “sick illusion” that was made by European oligarchs in their efforts to “dominate other nations”. Scott Rickard made the remarks to Press TV while commenting on a statement ...

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1400 investigated in child sex abuse inquiry

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UK police have investigated more than 14,000 individuals, including politicians and celebrities, over allegations of child abuse in the past. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) revealed on Wednesday that the group, which coordinates separate abuse allegations across Britain, is ...

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Just Not That Kind of Place: Walmart Uses Entire Training Video To Bad-Mouth Unions

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Photo by Reed Saxon/AP (Common Dreams) – Today’s victory for workers in L.A., which passed a $15 minimum wage, is one more sign the nation’s biggest, sleaziest retailer may land on the wrong side of history. When Walmart caved to worker ...

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Prison guards raped, sexually abused female inmates at Rikers Island: Lawsuit

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The Rikers Island prison in New York City is home to a “pervasive culture of rape” where correction officers retaliate against inmates who report sexual abuse, a federal lawsuit alleges. Seven male guards at Rikers’ all-female Rose M. Singer Center ...

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Let The Public Read The Completed Parts Of The Trans-Pacific Partnership

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(Our Future) – Basic facts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are under public dispute. Fast track must not be approved until this is cleared up. We the People deserve to know what is being voted on with fast track. The Dispute ...

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Congress has given Obama ‘blank check’ to wage wars

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The US Congress has given President Barack Obama a “blank check” to wage wars in the Middle East and other parts of the world, says a veterans advocate and social justice organizer in Denver. “There has to be some sort ...

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Secrecy and Democracy Are Incompatible

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It is obvious, almost by definition, that excessive governmental secrecy and true democracy are incompatible. If the people of a country have no idea what their government is doing, they cannot possibly have the influence on decisions that the word ...

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Rights Groups to Obama: No More Foot Dragging On Closing Guantánamo

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‘It is time for President Obama, and Defense Secretary Carter, to take action to transfer the 57 men still held who have already been approved to leave Guantánamo, and to release or charge in federal court those who remain’ (Common ...

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Welcome to the Era of Stop-Go Austerity

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British Prime Minister David Cameron won a second term this month after the Conservative Party secured a majority in Parliament.  Sometimes good things happen to bad ideas. Actually, it happens all the time. Britain’s election results came as a surprise, ...

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UK kids turn obese at younger ages

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British children are becoming obese at younger ages, according to a major study. The study by University College London (UCL) warned on Wednesday that the average age at which Britons first become obese is decreasing. “The onset of obesity has ...

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The GOP Still Doesn’t Get It on Iraq

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During a friendly interview on Fox News, a Republican presidential hopeful from Florida was asked a simple question: Was it a mistake to go to war in Iraq? “No, I don’t believe it was. The world is a better place ...

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Ruptured Pipeline Along California Coast Dumps Crude Oil into Pacific Ocean

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(Common Dreams) – An oil pipeline that runs along the coast of central California broke on Tuesday, according to officials, dumping tens of thousands of gallons of crude onto local beaches and creating a 4-mile slick in the Pacific Ocean. “Unfortunately ...

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The Clintons peddle populism while raking in corporate cash

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By Patrick Martin (WSWS) – Hillary Clinton has launched her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination with a flurry of populist demagogy, claiming to fight for the interests of “ordinary Americans.” But financial disclosure forms filed May 15 with federal election officials ...

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Tennessee’s New Abortion Law Criticized as ‘Tool to Shame and Disgrace Women’

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(Common Dreams) – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a new measure into law on Monday that forces women seeking abortions to wait 48 hours after a mandated in-person “counseling” session with a doctor in order to undergo the procedure. HB 977 ...

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New York Times Coverage Follows Narrative of Israeli State Power

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The New York Times ran two very different stories recently related to Israel. An analysis of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement titled “Campus Debates on Israel Drive a Wedge Between Jews and Minorities,” portrays the nonviolent campaign to hold ...

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Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs

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(Common Dreams) – The two great ecological challenges of our times are biodiversity erosion and climate change. And both are interconnected, in their causes and their solutions. Industrial agiculture is the biggest contributor to biodiversity erosion as well as to climate ...

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Trying to Survive in a Broken Economy (Confessions of a McDonald’s Employee)

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My name is John D’Amanda, and I have been a loyal employee at a McDonald’s in Oakland, California for five years. Prior to working in fast food, I was a small business owner like millions of Americans. I made good ...

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Are Monsanto’s Worst Fears Coming True?

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The decision of the Chipotle restaurant chain to make its product lines GMO-free is not most people’s idea of a world-historic event. Especially since Chipotle, by US standards, is not a huge operation. A clear sign that the move is significant, however, ...

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Pentagon Spin on ISIS Victory in Iraqi City of Ramadi Called ‘Delusional’

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‘It’s unbelievable, frankly. I now know what it’s like to have lived through Vietnam, I guess.’ (Common Dreams) – Statements from the Pentagon and the Obama administration attempting to downplay the significance of the defeat of Iraqi forces by Islamic State ...

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McDonald Running Scared – Bans Media from Shareholder Meeting

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(Common Dreams) – With thousands of workers planning to descend on McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting on May 21 to demand higher wages and fairer treatment, the fast food giant has announced it will ban all media from the corporate event—a move ...

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Aggrieved Residents Who’ve Had Enough Drive Off Rogue Cops: You Know You’re Doing Wrong – Go Home

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(Common Dreams) – The ultimate in community policing – in this case, a fed-up community ordering over-the-top NYPD to bugger off – went down in Harlem when a burly plainclothes cop tried to manhandle, terrorize and arrest a 14-year-old girl for ...

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Rubio denounces Hillary Clinton ‘a defender of the status quo’

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US Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio has denounced former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as “a defender of the status quo”. In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Rubio said Democratic presidential candidate Clinton was not suitable for the ...

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Civil War Rages On for Black America

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(inequality.org) – Hundreds of African-American men marched to the White House this past Sunday. They were not wearing hoodies in honor of Trayvon Martin. They were not making the “hands up don’t shoot” gesture in honor of Michael Brown. They were wearing ...

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No charges for police officer who shot Illinois teen twice in the back

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By Marcus Day (WSWS) – Prosecutors announced Thursday that they would not bring criminal charges against the Zion, Illinois police officer who shot 17-year-old Justus Howell twice in the back April 4, killing him. A surveillance video released by state prosecutors ...

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Kathy Kelly: Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad

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Nick Mottern interviews well-known peace activist Kathy Kelly on drone warfare and related topics. This interview took place at the “Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad” National Conference, sponsored by the United National AntiWar Coalition (UNAC), and held in ...

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William & Mary Honors War Criminal

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Nothing better illustrates the extent to which the United States has turned its back on the rule of law than when the likes of Condoleezza Rice are asked to address graduates and receive doctoral degrees honoris causa at university commencements. Ms. ...

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1,000s of disabled people in UK sexually abused: Charity

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A UK charity has revealed that nearly 5,000 disabled British adults have been sexually abused across England in the past two years. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said Monday that data collected from 106 ...

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Kerry: Ramp up pressure on North Korea

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US Secretary of State John Kerry says the international community should put further pressure on the North Korean government over the country’s nuclear program. North Korea “continues to pursue nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, it continues to break promises and ...

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Obama’s Trade War Against Warren Wounds His Party – and His Legacy

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Well, this is awkward. A few days ago President Obama literally laughed off Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s concern that his so-called “fast track” provision, which would limit Congressional power regarding trade deals for the next six years, endangers 2010’s Dodd/Frank financial ...

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Warren Hits Back Hard on ‘Broken Promises’ of Corporate Trade Pacts

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(Common Dreams) – Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took decisive aim at President Barack Obama’s pending global trade pacts on Monday with the release of a new report, which argues that—despite pledges to the contrary—so-called “free trade” agreements have a record of ...

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Senate Intelligence Chair to Constituents: I Don’t Care What You Think

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Mark Jaycox (EFF) – The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed HR 2048, the USA Freedom Act last week. The bill is an attempt by lawmakers to rein in the NSA and fix the infamous “business records program,” which uses Section 215 ...

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The Fetishization of Revenge

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.  (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has just been sentenced to death by a federal jury for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings. The sentence has been met with a lot of discomfort in Boston and the surrounding environs. Massachusetts is predisposed to ...

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Establishment Journalists Pride Themselves on Staying on the Official Rails

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Jim Naureckas (FAIR) – In his brilliant analysis in Columbia Journalism Review (3/15/15) of establishment media reaction to Seymour Hersh’s re-examination of the killing of Osama bin Laden (London Review of Books, 5/21/15), the Guardian‘s Trevor Timm notes that one of ...

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WTO Ruling on Meat Labels Exemplifies Corporate Profits Trumping Democracy

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(Common Dreams) – In a decision food safety and consumer advocates are calling a blow to animal welfare, environmental standards, and democracy, the World Trade Organization on Monday ruled that U.S. labels on packaged meat indicating where cows, chicken or other ...

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Charter School "Flexibility" Linked to Major Failures; More Than $3.3 Billion in Taxes Spent

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The fact that authorizers enjoy almost complete autonomy – not only from state regulations but also from public control through elected school boards – is a feature of the anti-regulatory environment in which charters have grown, rather than a bug. ...

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History of World War II: America Was Providing Military Aid to the USSR, While Also Supporting Nazi Germany

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Besides weapons, other supplies were also provided under lend-lease. And those figures are absolutely indisputable indeed. Specifically, the USSR received 2,586,000 tons of aviation fuel, an amount equal to 37% of what was produced in the Soviet Union during the war, plus almost ...

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Police injured as thousands protest small PEGIDA rally in Stuttgart (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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At least six police officers have been injured in clashes in German Stuttgart after thousands of anti-PEGIDA protesters attempted to block a planned PEGIDA demonstration. At least 4,000 people gathered for the anti-PEGIDA rally dubbed ‘For diversity, against racism’, while ...

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Iran urges halt to attacks on Yemen as precondition for talks

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A senior adviser to Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, says ending Saudi Arabia’s extremely “savage bombardments” should be a precondition for any talks on Yemen’s situation. Ali Akbar Velayati said Monday that any discussion on the Arab ...

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Obama limits military-style gear for local police

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US President Barack Obama will ban the provision of some military-style equipment to local law enforcement amid ongoing strife between police and communities of color. The ban is a policy reversal for Obama, who indicated last year that programs by ...

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Jackson Stephens, BCCI, and drug-money laundering

Jackson Stephens Sr. is a big-money man from Arkansas. A top donor to the Reagan and George H.W. Bush campaigns, he suddenly switched to Clinton in 1990. He brought BCCI to US shores in 1979 and helped to launder cocaine ...

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Revealed: Four Clinton Foundation Trustees Charged or Convicted of Financial Crimes

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Shocking revelations show that at least four members of the Clinton Foundation board of directors have either been charged or convicted of financial crimes, including bribery and fraud. This newest, startling revelation is just one more of many in Peter ...

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US, China clash over building projects in disputed areas

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The United States and China have clashed over Beijing’s construction projects in disputed parts of the South China Sea. After a private meeting with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington was concerned ...

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Political solution to Syria crisis against actual US policy: American activist

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US President Barack Obama is calling for a political solution to the Syrian crisis but at the same time Washington is also arming militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, an American activist in Maryland says. Myles Hoenig ...

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UN issues scathing report of US human rights record

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The United Nations Human Rights Council has revealed hundreds of major human rights violations in the United States, including police brutality and the racial profiling against minorities and immigrants. The Geneva-based UN council adopted a scathing report Friday, calling on ...

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Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death: The Boston Bombing and the Tsarnaev Trial – Lies, Anomalies and Inconsistencies

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Today, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death on some counts, including “the use of a weapon of mass destruction (pressure cooker bomb #2) resulting in death” and “destruction of property by means of an explosive (pressure cooker bomb #2), ...

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Snowden cost US control of ‘geopolitical narrative’ – former NSA official

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Mass surveillance was necessary after 9/11, but not expanding the law to authorize it was a “strategic blunder” that landed the agency in hot water after the Snowden revelations, a former NSA counsel told the agency. “In the wake of ...

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Poland pays compensation to ex-inmates of CIA torture sites on its territory

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Published time: May 15, 2015 19:36

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Warsaw has paid €230,000 to two former inmates of CIA "black site" prisons, which used to be on Poland's territory - a move that has raised questions in the country.

"Poland has fulfilled the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights," Deputy Foreign Minister Rafał Trzaskowski said on Thursday, RIA Novosti reports. He said that money had been sent to one victim's bank account. The other's share had been transferred to his court deposit, as he is under international sanctions.

The European Court of Human Rights ruled in July 2014 that Poland must pay compensation to the two terror suspects: Palestinian Abu Zubaydah and Saudi Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who were held and tortured in CIA-run detention centers in Poland between 2002 and 2003. The court set this Saturday as the deadline for the payments.

The two men are now being held in America's Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. They are to receive €100,000 each for psychological damage, plus Zubaydah is due an additional €30,000 in court expenses.

READ MORE: Renewed suspicions US was ‘lobbied’ to leave UK out of CIA torture report

Warsaw's decision to pay up raised questions in Poland. Opposition lawmaker Witold Waszczykowski, cited by AP, said: “I think we shouldn’t pay, we shouldn’t respect this judgment. This is a case not between us and them – it’s between them and the United States government.”

However, no US officials have been held accountable to date. The only other related ruling handed down by the European Court of Human Rights was to Macedonia. In 2012, it was ordered to pay €60,000 for the detention of a Lebanese-German, who was subjected to abuse by the CIA on trumped up terror suspicions.

Poland has been investigating allegations of secret CIA detention centers or "black sites" on its territory since 2008. In December 2014, Poland's former President Aleksander Kwaśniewski officially admitted that a secret CIA prison had existed at an airbase, where terror suspects were brought for torture and interrogation. He insisted, though, that Warsaw had no idea about the abuse happening at the site.

Kwaśniewski's statement came on the heels of a US Senate committee report on CIA activities. In August the same year, Barack Obama admitted for the first time that torture had indeed taken place in American custody after the 9/11 attacks.

READ MORE: 'Crimes and Impunity': Amnesty slams US failure to act on torture report

The authorities should have expected to be held accountable sooner or later, criminology professor Ben Davis told RT. "The only people who have been betrayed in all of this are the ordinary people in all of these countries," he said. "The ordinary citizens who count on their governments not to torture people, to comply with their obligations in international law or domestic law."

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Peru reopens probe into mass sterilizations of over 300,000 indigenous people

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Published time: May 15, 2015 19:03

People hold a sign reading: 'For the 300,000 sterilized women, no to Keiko', referring to the sterilization of thousands of Andean women during the former Peru's president Alberto Fujimori's government, during a protest against Peru's presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori in Lima, May 20, 2011. (Reuters/Pilar Olivares)

Peruvian judicial authorities have ordered the reopening and expansion of a criminal probe into the mass forced sterilization of an estimated 350,000 women and 25,000 men during the 1990s.

A Peruvian public prosecutor reopened an investigation on Thursday into former President Alberto Fujimori’s possible role in the forced sterilization of thousands of Peru’s indigenous people during the ‘90s.

Luis Antonio Landa Burgos, the state prosecutor leading the case, said he will extend his investigation to include new witnesses and that it must be completed within three months.

Focusing mostly on indigenous and poor people in rural areas, the sterilization program was led by President Fujimori’s government, who was in power between 1990 and 2000. Fujimori himself has been serving a 25-year jail term since 2007 for human rights abuses and corruption.

READ MORE: Illegal high: Peru declares no-fly zone over cocaine-producing areas

Most of the victims were deceived, threatened or operated on without them even knowing, according to the rights group. The reported methods used by the authorities were not systematic. In some cases a signature of a relative was used to go ahead with an operation, in other cases victims were operated on secretly after giving birth.

Human rights groups filed a complaint against the authorities in January 2014 after finding out that the investigation into the program had been closed after clearing the government of any wrongdoing.

This is despite the rights groups receiving statements from 2,073 women, while 18 fatalities were recorded by activists from what they believe was the often secretive and slap dash surgery involved in the process.

One of Peru’s top state prosecutors said on April 29 that the enquiry will be widened to include oral statements from more alleged victims in other areas of the country.

The Peruvian feminist organization DEMUS, one of several rights groups that had filed the complaint, welcomed the move.

"We've waited long enough for the government to investigate these 2,073 cases and hold ex-President Fujimori and his administration accountable for these reproductive rights abuses," Maria Cedano, head of DEMUS, told Reuters on Thursday.

READ MORE: Greenpeace director appears in Peru court after ill-conceived Nazca Lines stunt

It is unclear if Fujimori and his former officials can be charged with any crimes, although they are expected to come under close scrutiny when the probe continues.

"There's no specific statement in the notice that the investigation will look into them, but prosecutors have the obligation to investigate the contextual element, to see if there was a state policy for the forced sterilizations, involving the <…> the president and the ministry of health," said Monica Arango, a lawyer and director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Current President Ollanta Humala said he would investigate the forced sterilizations as part of his election campaign against Keiko Fujimori the daughter of the former dictator. However, after his victory in 2011 progress in the investigation has been slow.

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A surge in America’s GM-free imports

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“Although corn and soybean go primarily into cattle and poultry feed, consumers increasingly want milk and food products to be free of GM ingredients”. A Bloomberg report continues: “A growing demand for organics, and the near-total reliance by U.S. farmers ...

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Mind the gap: Britain’s richest are 105 times better off than the poorest

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The UK’S richest 20 percent have more than one hundred times the wealth of the poorest 20 percent, with the combined household wealth of £9.1 trillion remaining for the most part in the hands of the elite. New analysis from ...

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New figures for British air and drone strikes in Iraq

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Six months on from the UK’s first drone strike against ISIS, new figures have been released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to Drone Wars UK detailing the number of air and drone strikes that have been undertaken by UK forces... Read More ›

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​Nevermind: Jeb Bush walks back comment about authorizing Iraq invasion

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A few days after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said he would have authorized the invasion of Iraq even if he knew there were no weapons of mass destruction, the potential 2016 presidential candidate reversed his position. “Knowing what we ...

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Chicago police sexually abused prisoner at ‘black site’ – report

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One of the people held at the Chicago police’s notorious “black site” at Homan Square claims the officers sexually abused him into agreeing to participate in a drug sting. Security footage from the facility shows the man was indeed held ...

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ABC News anchor admits to donating $75,000 to Hillary Clinton

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ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation, a contribution he did not publicly disclose while reporting on the “Clinton Cash” controversy.

The ex-political adviser for former president Bill Clinton contributed $25,000 a year in 2012, 2013 and 2014, according to CNN Money.

ABC News initially reported that Stephanopoulos had donated $50,000, but the anchor later acknowledged his $25,000 gift in 2012.

Stephanopoulos never disclosed his contributions, even when interviewing author Peter Schweizer last month about his book "Clinton Cash," which claims foreign governments and interests groups donated to the Clinton Foundation to curry favor with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state.

Prior to joining ABC News, George Stephanopoulos served as communications director and senior adviser for policy and strategy to former president Bill Clinton. 

“I made charitable donations to the foundation in support of the work they’re doing on global AIDS prevention and deforestation, causes I care about deeply,” Stephanopoulos said in a statement on Thursday

“However, in hindsight, I should have taken the extra step of personally disclosing my donations to my employer and to the viewers on air during the recent news stories about the Foundation,” he added.

Prior to joining ABC News, he served as communications director and senior adviser for policy and strategy to President Clinton. He also served as communications director on Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign.

Hillary Clinton has officially launched a vigorous campaign to secure the Democratic nomination for the 2016 elections, seven years after a bitter defeat to President Barack Obama.

Clinton was the secretary of state during Obama’s first term and his primary opponent before that in the 2008 presidential election.

In a video on her campaign website on April 12, the former first lady said she wanted to be a champion for ordinary Americans fighting their way back from tough economic times.

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Drone puts White House on brief lockdown

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A man has been detained by the US Secret Service after he attempted to fly a drone over the White House fence, authorities say. The man was trying to fly some sort of remote-controlled aerial device less than a block ...

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Baltimore prison guards arrested for looting during Freddie Gray riots

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Maryland has suspended two Baltimore-based corrections officers after they were charged with burglary and theft. The two women were caught on video participating in the looting of a convenience store during the riots after Freddie Gray’s death. The Maryland Department ...

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‘We Will Not Surrender Our Voices': British Teens Lead Thousands-Strong Protest Against Austerity

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‘We want an end to austerity. An end to the poor getting poorer and the rich getting richer.’ Sarah Lazare (Common Dreams) – A spirited protest against austerity reportedly led by teenagers swept Bristol, England on Wednesday, drawing thousands to ...

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GMOs: The Fight For Our Future

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Jeffrey Smith a leading anti-GMO activist talks about how we are winning the war against Monsanto. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MU7uT8GJIY

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Scientists find way to deliver drugs straight into people’s brains

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A team of Canadian scientists has found a way to break the barrier of the human body that keeps the nervous and circulatory systems apart, and inject the drugs directly into the brain using “carrier” antibodies. That system known as ...

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EU referendum should take place ‘as soon as necessary’ – Bank of England chief

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The governor of the Bank of England has said a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) should take place “as soon as necessary.” Mark Carney said the prospect of a referendum was fuelling business uncertainty, which could ...

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Montana Catholic school fires unmarried pregnant teacher — and says she has no right to sue

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Attorneys for a Catholic school in Montana claimed this week that a woman who was fired for being unmarried and pregnant has no right to sue for discrimination, the Associated Press reported. Former Butte Central teacher Shaela Evenson got pregnant ...

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Obama: ‘We’re Going to Have to Change How the Media Reports’

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For going on seven years we have learned three things about President Obama: 1) He loves the poor so much he continues to create more of them. 2) He loves the poor so much he does everything in his power ...

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Closing the Door on Torture

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John Kiriakou (Otherwords) – After I blew the whistle on the CIA’s torture program in 2007, the fallout for me was brutal. To make a long story short, I served nearly two years in federal prison and then endured a ...

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Monsanto knew of glyphosate / cancer link 35 years ago

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According to evidence unearthed from the archives of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in the United States, it has been established that Monsanto was fully aware of the potential of glyphosate to cause cancer in mammals as long ago as ...

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Trade Embargo Denies Western Cancer Patients Access To Life Saving Drugs

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American researchers are about to be given access for the first time to a breakthrough lung cancer vaccine developed in Cuba, in what could be one of the most significant benefits to the US of improving relations with the Communist ...

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Mandatory Vaccination Bill Introduced in Congress

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Bob Livingston
Personal Liberty

Government is force. When it finds that soft force doesn’t work, it becomes more aggressive.

Having found itself unable to scare and/or coerce all Americans into “voluntary” vaccination compliance, now Congress has before it a bill titled the “Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015.” Of course this requirement is being done “in the public interest” and “for the greater good.”

It would accomplish the task of vaccinating all children by withholding federal funds from public elementary and secondary schools that enroll students who are not vaccinated according to recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Of course, children are required by law to attend school, and most children attend public schools. And people are forced to fund those schools whether they have children attending them or not. Opting out of the public indoctrination camps passing as public schools requires jumping through special hoops and/or forking over large sums of cash to a private school.

And who sits on the Advisory Committee that sets the recommendations? Why, it’s health professionals who benefit — either directly or indirectly – from vaccination programs. And some get thousands of dollars from drug makers like Pfizer, Merk and GlaxoSmithKline for “consulting” and “speaking” fees. One member, Marietta Vazquez, M.D., pocketed more than $20,000 for three speeches.

Even if they worked and were without risk, vaccines only stimulate temporary immunity. By trading lifelong immunity for temporary vaccine-induced immunity, people become vaccine dependent. The winners of repeated mandatory vaccinations are the pharmaceutical companies. The losers are the people, who are first put at risk as children for vaccine adverse events and then put at risk as adults for repeated vaccinations that have already failed. The pharmaceuticals have discovered a money machine in mass vaccinations. But they need and have to have your body for the pretense.

The development of asthma, diabetes and autism in children has increased substantially in the last four decades, coinciding with the significant increase in childhood immunizations. People are finally recognizing the link and questioning Big Pharma, and more and more are beginning to “opt out.”

Public awareness has been manipulated. Why does no one question the authority of injecting agents of unknown toxicity into their body? Unbelievably, the general public is satisfied with the disinformation provided by the government. Unfortunately, now is the wrong time for apathy. We are on the verge of a vaccine mania and by the time our wakeup call comes, it just may be too late.

The worldwide market for human vaccine is now over $24 billion – and expected by the World Health Organization to rise to $100 billion in 2025 — with the underlying purpose cloaked by the guise of protecting public health.

The act of forcing people through intimidation and deception into dangerous medications is terrorism of the most malicious sort. This act by public authority constitutes assault, violating civil and human rights under national and international law.

There can be no “greater good” in this act of war against the American people.

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Red tape and hidden taxes: Federal regulations cost US economy billions

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Americans are increasingly trapped by the Obama administration’s bureaucratic red tape, and it’s costing the economy billions of dollars, according to two new reports from right-leaning think tanks. In 2014, the US executive branch added 27 new “prescriptive” major rules, ...

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HSBC WARNS: The world economy faces a ‘titanic problem’

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HSBC chief economist Stephen King is already thinking about the next recession. In a note to clients Wednesday, he warns: “The world economy is like an ocean liner without lifeboats. If another recession hits, it could be a truly titanic ...

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New UK Law Could Criminalize ‘Politically Incorrect’ Opinions

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A chilling comment by British Prime Minister David Cameron suggests that even people who obey the law won’t be “left alone” by the state if they engage in anything the government deems to be “hate speech,” including “bigotry” and potentially ...

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Does Wall Street Call the Shots at the FBI?

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It is clear to most Americans that Wall Street’s financing of presidential and congressional campaigns is creating too many pals wearing blindfolds about epic corruption on Wall Street. The President, subject to Senate confirmation, selects the U.S. Treasury Secretary, the ...

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Surveilling and censoring the internet in Pakistan

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A new bill before parliament could severely limit internet freedom and raises concerns the state is legalising censorship and mass digital surveillance, rights activists say. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) 2015 has been passed by a National Assembly standing ...

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Israel Seeks in Nepal to Whitewash its Crimes in Gaza

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Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was quick to congratulate Israeli soldiers on their relief efforts in Nepal, where an earthquake late last month claimed many thousands of lives. “These are the true faces of Israel,” he said of a 260-strong ...

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Mentally ill inmates abused in 5,000 US detention centers

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Human Rights Watch has issued a report stating that mentally ill prisoners are being abused in detention facilities across the US, and that these practices are happening in over 5,000 facilities. The activist group says inmates are being subjected to ...

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Noam Chomsky Details How The Iraq War Led To The Growth Of ISIS

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Noam Chomsky answers questions from people living under bombardment in Fallujah, Iraq. The interviewer, Ross Caput, is a veteran of the 2nd US-led siege of Fallujah.

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Dr Peter Gøtzsche Exposes Big Pharma as Organized Crime

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Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD is a Danish medical researcher, and leader of the Nordic Cochrane Center at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has written numerous reviews within the Cochrane collaboration. Dr.Gøtzsche has been critical of screening for breast cancer using ...

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‘We the People’ Need to Circle the Wagons: The Government Is on the Warpath

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  “The government is merely a servant―merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn’t. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.” ― Mark Twain How many Americans have actually bothered to read the Constitution, […]

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The Tragic End of the Woman Bill Clinton Exploited As Poster Child for Gutting Welfare

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We are approaching the 20th anniversary of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act—also called “welfare reform”—which was passed by President Clinton working with the Republican-controlled Congress. This welfare reform law changed the terms of federal aid to the poor. Among other things, ...

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Why the ACLU’s Big Victory Against NSA Surveillance Falls Short

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I don’t like to be a wet blanket, but at the risk of mixing metaphors, I’m going to throw some cold water on the decision last week in American Civil Liberties Union v. Clapper, which held that the National Security ...

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