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SUMOFUS Just last week, a new leak on the world’s dirtiest trade deal emerged that confirmed our worst fears about TTIP. The deal gives big business unprecedented power...

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You know the statistic. We incarcerate a higher proportion of the population than any other country does. Russia and South Africa rank respectively second...

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Former U.S. intelligence contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden says citizens of the world, including Canadians, should be “extraordinarily cautious” when their governments try to...

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WASHINGTON - Note: Today, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with Standard & Poor’s (S&P), which will pay $1.5 billion to...

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President Obama's federal budget for 2016 received all the usual fanfare in Washington on Monday. A part of the president's budget is a 14...

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Sharon Wilson, Earthworks’ Gulf Regional Organizer, described FLIRcamera footage she shot of a fracking industry site on January 29 in Mansfield, Texas, as ‘the...

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Bill and Melinda Gates just released their annual letter, "Our Big Bet for the Future," with their thoughts on the current state of global poverty...

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David Swanson Why did the peace movement grow large around 2003-2006 and shrink around 2008-2010? Military spending, troop levels abroad, and number of wars engaged...

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Well, it’s one, two, three, look at that amputee, At least it’s below the knee, Could have been worse, you see. Well, it’s true your kids look...

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American Sniper has been nominated for six Oscars, including best film and best leading actor; it has broken box-office records for war movies, and it’s...

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Israel has called for the termination of a UN inquiry into its summer 2014 war on Gaza, in the wake of the resignation of...

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Truth seekers who long ago figured out that mainstream media is all lies and staged news coordinated by central intelligence (CIA) to manipulate the...

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How would you like to live in an economy where robots do everything that can be predictably programmed in advance, and almost all profits...

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Raymond Bonner The United States has acknowledged that the conviction of an Australian man held for nearly six years in Guantanamo Bay was not legally...

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Israel and Hezbollah are at war.  On top of everything else that is going on in the world, now we have a new war...

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Fifty of the world’s most prominent Bitcoin chieftains are set to gather in secret at an undisclosed Caribbean resort in a roundtable gathering that...

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British military experts fear terrorists could ‘weaponize’ Ebola, a heavily redacted Ministry of Defence (MoD) report has revealed. The report, released on Friday, identified a...

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With Israel’s campaign season in full swing, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will add a new stop to his campaign trail. At U.S. House Speaker...

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In 2011, 1 in 25 Americans was arrested. In a few years, if the FBI has its way, the federal government will possess the...

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Three students at a school in Baltimore were intially charged with assault and suspended after a school police officer attacked them with a baton...

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Every time you eat, you're rolling the germ dice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 6 Americans contracts a...

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Marijuana and its use has been studied over the course of the last few decades more so than even many leading FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs,...

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Activists from the antiwar group CodePink attempted to perform a citizen’s arrest on former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger when he testified on global...

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Norman Pollack  RINF Alternative News One need not go back to Greek mythology to see the obvious parallels. Both leaders share an identity as war criminals,...

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Michael S. Rozeff Gov. Scott Walker wants the American military to be everywhere on earth. “I think anywhere and everywhere, we have to go beyond just...

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It was launched immediately after the 9/11 attacks, when I was still in the military, and almost immediately became known as the Global War...

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Torture supporters outnumbered opponents 2-to-1 on major news shows. When the Senate released its shocking report on CIA torture late last year, it renewed a debate from...

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Federal agencies tried to use vehicle license-plate readers to track the travel patterns of Americans on a much wider scale than previously thought, with...

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Throughout this conflict every once in a while Ukrainian government officials have come clean about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. To the chagrin of the...

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With a majority of the victims children, unexploded ordnances in war-torn Afghanistan are claiming more than one life every single day Jon Queally As seen in...

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EVA GALPERIN Turkey has been a bastion of Internet censorship for so long that EFF could write a regular feature called This Week in...

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The Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, has launched a strong attack on austerity in the eurozone as he warned that he single-currency area...

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In an attempt to try and justify the case for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), supporters of GM technology often churn out the baseless claim...

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If the White House gives in to Sen. Richard Burr's demands, civil rights group says it 'faces the real threat of never securing the...

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This week Britain is commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill. Millions of people worldwide watched his state funeral on television...

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Most of the Nation’s Biggest Banks Are Using Forced Arbitration to Block Ripped-Off Consumers From Their Day in Court; CFPB Can Act WASHINGTON - Today,...

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Robert Parry In late February, a conference is scheduled in New York City to discuss the risk of nuclear war if computers reach the level of...

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On Sunday the leader of radical leftist Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, promised to end five years of austerity, “humiliation and suffering” imposed by international...

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Andrea Germanos As thousands of Yemenis protested against Houthi rebels on Saturday, the White House and Pentagon have indicated the continuing unrest in the country...

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Beneath a giant methane gas cloud recently identified by NASA, the oil and gas fracking industry is rapidly expanding in northwestern New Mexico. Flares...

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Norman Pollack RINF Alternative News After delivering a State of the Union Address that put Obama, with his Ben-and-Rebekah shtick which served to personify/miniaturize US advanced...

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Professional reformers, longtime activists, and stakeholders in the marijuana industry attended an invitation-only meeting at the Waterfront Hotel in Oakland January 9 to discuss...

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Breaking box office records, director Clint Eastwood’s newest film, “American Sniper,” raked in $107 million in its wide release in theaters over the four-day...

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The iPhone has secret spyware that lets governments watch users without their knowledge, according to Edward Snowden's lawyer. The NSA whistleblower doesn’t use a phone...

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The U.S. Justice Department is about to close the investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and clear...

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Author and activist David Bacon says that it's impossible to understand the mass exodus of Latin American workers to the United States without also...

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The federal government is behind the hideous and inhumane experimentation on livestock animals, according to a new report by the New York Times. The Times...

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Kshama Sawant President Obama talked about the deepening inequality. But that is a testament of his own presidency. A presidency that has betrayed the hopes of...

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The architect of the Senate’s landmark inquiry into Central Intelligence Agency torture is denouncing an unusual demand from her successor to return all classified...

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"Meet Joni Ernst, The Republican Senator Responding to Obama's State of the Union Address," offered ABC News(1/20/15).  After ABC's introduction, you'll know that she's...

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Last week, as you may have heard, the Justice Department breathlessly announced that it had uncovered and broken up a terrorist plot against the...

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What is the future likely to bring?  A reasonable stance might be to try to look at the human species from the outside.  So...

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The CCTV cameras are slowly being switched off in Britain's austerity hit streets and town centres as, one by one, skint local councils and...

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London Metropolitan Police (MPS) have spent more than £33.5 million snooping on journalists, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request has shown. The FoI request, from...

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Anti-labeling bill would also allow food manufacturers to use the word "natural" on products that contain GMO ingredients Deirdre Fulton Farmers, states' rights activists, and consumer...

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