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Damning New Analysis Reveals Deadly Lack of Police Training on Mental Illness

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‘On average, police shot and killed someone who was in mental crisis every 36 hours in the first six months of this year,’ reveals Washington Post (Common Dreams) – One quarter of the men and women shot and killed by police ...

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Thousands rally in austerity demonstration in Athens

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Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier In Athens’ main Syntagma Square, more than 10,000 people gathered Tuesday evening to call for a “Yes” vote in Sunday’s referendum ...

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Growing momentum in US to Isolate Israel: Researcher

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The growing movement in the United States to isolate Israel is an effective strategy to force the “fascist” regime to retreat from occupied Palestinian territories, according to a researcher in South Africa. The European fascism that flourished during World War ...

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Global parasitism creates conditions for a new financial meltdown

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Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. The way in which financial parasitism, fed by the ultra-cheap money policies of the US Federal Reserve and other central banks, is creating conditions for another ...

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EuroZone Profiteers: How German and French Banks Helped Bankrupt Greece

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(Common Dreams) – Alexis Tsipras, the prime minister of Greece, has called a national referendum this Sunday to call the bluff of the European Union and International Monetary Fund who are trying to force his country to accept severe austerity in ...

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Government policies denying children of rights

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A new report for the United Nations has found that the British government’s policies are stripping children of their rights. The UK’s first full review of children’s commissioners expressed “serious concerns” about children’s accessibility to justice in the courts and ...

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Rejecting Israeli Narrative, Freedom Flotilla Campaigners Say Tasers Were Part of Violent Assault on Ship

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Directly contradicting initial reports from the Israeli Navy that the boarding of a Swedish vessel traveling to break the blockade of Gaza was an “uneventful” incident, campaigners reported Tuesday that several people on board, in fact, were violently treated and ...

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Google searches give own services priority, ‘yield inferior results’ – new study

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A hard-hitting new study claims that Google’s search results not only favor its own internal websites over competing destinations, but also degrade social welfare and freeze out potential rivals in doing so. The claim itself isn’t a new one, but ...

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Federal employee union sues US government over data breach

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The largest US federal employee union has lodged a lawsuit against the federal personnel office for failing to protect personal files from the most damaging cyberthefts in the country’s history. The class action lawsuit was filed Monday by the American Federation ...

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Mega-merger: Monsanto still seeks takeover of Syngenta, world’s largest crop chemical company

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Transnational agrochemical and seed giant Monsanto has reiterated its desire to merge with fellow chemical-producing behemoth Syngenta, a company that has already rebuffed three previous purchase attempts by Monsanto. Announcing unexpectedly positive third quarter earnings late last week, Monsanto said ...

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A Gang of Wolves Comes for Greece

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The election of an anti-austerity Syriza government in Greece signalled trouble for the powers-that-be in the European Union. Principally Germany which has no interest in rethinking how the EU operates, since it serves German interests so well, but also the ...

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Truth or Deception: New Report Exposes How Industry Front Groups are Spending Millions to Shape the Story of Food

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WASHINGTON – Organic and non-GMO food sales are skyrocketing as more and more people are choosing healthier, more sustainable food produced without synthetic pesticides, GMOs or the routine use of antibiotics and added hormones. Rather than respond to changing market ...

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Texas-sized Hypocrisy Served Up in Denton Over Fracking Ban

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Last February, Texas Governor Greg Abbott delivered his first State of the State and made some promising proclamations. “It’s time for property owners – not government – to truly own their property,” he stated. He also made ethics reforms pledges, ...

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NSA spied on French economy ministers, companies: WikiLeaks

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The US National Security Agency (NSA) wiretapped the communications of two French economy ministers and spied on the country’s largest companies, according to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, just one week after it emerged the US had spied on the last ...

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Butting in: NYC mayor wants to stop smoking in private homes

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New Yorkers may soon be unable to smoke in their own homes, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is pressing landlords and developers to prohibit residents from lighting up inside apartments. This comes as part of the de ...

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Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

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“Because capital punishment is constitutional, there must be a constitutional means of carrying it out,” read the beginning of the Court’s 5-4 ruling that the use of a controversial execution drug is not prohibited under the Eight Amendment’s cruel and ...

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Why We Must Fight Economic Apartheid in America

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Almost lost by the wave of responses to the Supreme Court’s decisions last week upholding the Affordable Care Act and allowing gays and lesbians to marry was the significance of the Court’s third decision – on housing discrimination. In a ...

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Israel’s creation ‘direct rebellion’ against God: US rabbi

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The creation of Israel by Zionist Jews in 1948 was a “direct rebellion” against God and contrary to the teachings of the Torah, an American orthodox rabbi says. “The concept of making this whole ‘state’ that was created over 60 ...

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GCHQ unit involved in manipulating citizens’ behavior via internet – report

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(RT) – When not busy with counterterrorism operations, a secretive unit of the UK’s GCHQ spy agency reportedly helps traditional law enforcement and is engaged in manipulating public opinion via the internet, new documents reveal. Documents published by the Intercept demonstrate ...

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British politician to stand in the dock over child sex abuse

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In the UK, Labour peer Greville Ewan Janner is set to stand trial over alleged child sex abuses. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced the decision which overturns a previous ruling that exempted the 89-year-old peer from criminal proceedings ...

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‘Hi, I’m Uncle Sam and I’m a War-oholic’

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It was the summer of 2002. The Bush administration’s top officials knew that they were going into Iraq in a big way. They were then in planning mode, but waiting until fall to launch their full-throttle campaign to persuade Congress ...

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​Army Reserve recruiting targets ‘unachievable’ – watchdog

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(RT) – Army reservist recruiting targets, which had been upped to account for cuts to the regular military, are ‘unachievable’ despite an expensive recruiting drive by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), according to the Major Projects Authority (MPA). In its latest ...

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New police tech has cops scanning license plates “to trace criminals”

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(RT) – A little-noticed surveillance technology equips police vehicles with infrared cameras that can record car license plate numbers then log the data for tracking outstanding warrants, suspended licenses and stolen vehicles. However, the latest crime-fighting tool comes with little-to-no regulation ...

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Cuadrilla fracking application rejected by Lancashire Council

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(RT) – Lancashire County Council has unanimously voted to reject a planning application for fracking in the region. Residents and environmentalists, who have been protesting throughout the council’s two-day meeting, welcomed the news. The county council’s Development Control Committee refused Cuadrilla’s ...

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Sanders: Americans ‘sick and tired’ of working longer hours for low wages

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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders says the American people are sick and tired of the economic situation in the United States. “The American people are sick and tired of seeing the disappearance of the great middle class of this ...

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Going Nuclear on Russia

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We all remember how, in early June, President Putin announced that Russia would deploy more than 40 new ICBMs “able to overcome even the most technically advanced anti-missile defense systems.” Oh dear; the Pentagon and their European minions have been ...

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The Children of Gaza’s Harrowing Cry for Help

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A year after Israel’s attack on Gaza, children there are still trying to recover from the consequences of the brutal assault on the Strip. The Israeli attack, which started on 8 July 2014, resulted in between 2,142 and 2,310 Gazans ...

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Ex-CIA chief criticism over Iran nuclear talks doing ’disservice’ to Obama

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A recent criticism by former CIA head Michael Hayden over nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries is doing “disservice” to the Obama administration as well as Iran, says a political commentator. “These comments are doing disservice ...

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Stupidity and Intelligence: Science, GMOs and Our Food

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Vandana Shiva (Common Dreams) – “Science” is derived from the scire – “to know”. Each of us should know what we are eating, how it was produced, what impact it has on our health. “Agroecology, not the mechanistic and blind paradigm ...

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‘Unlawful, structurally unfair’ fast-track asylum system scrapped in Court of Appeal

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Britain’s Court of Appeal has suspended the controversial detained fast-track (DFT) system, which imprisons thousands of asylum seekers each year while they appeal rulings. The High Court ruled the process was unlawful on June 12, but put a “legal stay” ...

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Fearmongering as usual: FBI, Homeland Security issue Independence Day terror threat warning

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(RT) – US federal authorities have issued a terror threat warning to local law enforcement officials nationwide for the July 4 holiday, according to an anonymous US official cited by local media. No specific or credible threat has yet been indicated, ...

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Ex-Bush officials to teach course on decision-making in Iraq invasion

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Two key players and advocates of the US war on Iraq will teach a course on decision-making during the invasion of the country under former president George W. Bush, a report says. Paul Wolfowitz and Scooter Libby, who played important ...

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‘Tory ‘right to buy’ policy threatens UK homes’

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British media reports suggest the Conservative government’s ‘right-to-buy’ policy threatens mass selloffs of Britain’s council homes. During last month’s election campaign, PM David Cameron promised to give 1.3 million people living in council houses the right to buy their homes. ...

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US driving war policy towards Russia and China: Analyst

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The United States and its allies are making unprecedented efforts to wage war against Russia and China in order to prevent them from creating a new political and economic order in the world, an activist and journalist in Washington says. ...

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Gitmo Prisoner, Hunger-Striking for Nine Years, Cleared for Release

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(Common Dreams) – A U.S. government review board said Friday that Abdul Rahman Shalabi, a prisoner who has been on a nine-year hunger strike at the U.S. base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has been cleared to return to his native Saudi ...

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French Asylum for Snowden and Assange Would Send ‘Clear Message’ to US

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(Common Dreams) – French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira would “absolutely not be surprised” if whistleblower Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange received asylum in France. “It would be a symbolic gesture,” Taubira told French news channel BFMTV on Thursday, adding ...

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Rejecting ‘Blackmail’ Deal, Greece Calls Referendum on Bailout

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(Common Dreams) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras this week called for a referendum on the financial aid deal that is currently at a standstill in negotiations, putting the future of the bailout package to a popular vote at the last ...

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Government ‘must step in to pay for Rotherham sex abuse probe’

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A Rotherham MP has urged the Government to foot the bill of up to £15 million for the National Crime Agency’s criminal probe into the town’s child sexual exploitation scandal. Officials from the agency dubbed the British FBI said on ...

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MSM: Joking about dead terrorists is ‘insensitive,’ but making fun of vaccine-damaged children is hilarious!

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Whether or not Americans have a right to free speech increasingly depends on what the purveyors of political correctness on the Left sanction as “proper” or “improper,” no matter how hypocritical, insane or outrageously insensitive. Cases in point: The dramatic ...

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USA accused of manufacturing terror threats to benefit Israel

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The US government is spreading a false sense of fear from ‘Islamic terrorists’ as part of a foreign policy that seeks global domination and to launch military strikes against countries that oppose Israel, an American scholar and journalist in Wisconsin ...

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New ‘Kill List’ Documents Point Finger at UK and Australia in US Drone War

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(Common Dreams) – The UK and Australian governments may be complicit in the U.S.’s covert drone campaign in countries outside of recognized war zones, a new analysis of British intelligence documents published Wednesday reveals. Previously undisclosed files from the UK’s Government ...

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British police forcibly drag disabled protesters out of parliament

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British police forces have clashed with disabled protesters, pushing them out of the Houses of Parliament. The protesters were trying to make their way into Prime Minister’s Questions, a constitutional convention held every Wednesday, when clashes broke out. As David Cameron ...

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Google’s self-driving cars hit public streets for 1st time

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Google’s new self-driving vehicles have been tested on public roads for the first time in the US state of California, where the search giant is based. Google announced on Thursday that the cars “are ready for the road and a ...

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100 Groups From Around the World to UN: Demand Accountability for CIA Torture

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This Friday, the world will mark International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. This day is commemorated every year to reaffirm the universal commitment to the total eradication of torture, which is categorically prohibited under international law. On Wednesday, ...

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America’s Corrupt Policing System

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The shocking abuses cops commit on the job, retired Baltimore officer claims A retired Baltimore police officer has described the shocking abuses he claims to have seen other cops commit on the job. Michael A Wood, 35, alleges he saw ...

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Obama blatantly protecting Israel from justice for war crimes

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The Obama administration is “hamstrung” by the Israel lobby into opposing a Palestinian bid to bring Israel to the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Gaza, says an investigative journalist. “AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) clearly has ...

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Pentagon Anti-Russia Propaganda Intensifies

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A senior Pentagon official says Russia is “playing with fire” by threatening to expand its nuclear weapons arsenal in response to a rising military presence by the United States and its NATO allies in Eastern Europe. “Anyone who thinks they can ...

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The Fifteen Most Outrageous Responses by Police After Killing Unarmed People

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Police kill a lot of unarmed people. So far in 2015, as many as 100 unarmed people have been killed by police. Here are fifteen of the most outrageous reasons given by police to justify killing unarmed people in the ...

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That Most Terrorists Aren’t Muslim May ‘Come as a Surprise’–if You Get Your News From Corporate Media

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(FAIR) – Since the Al Qaeda attacks on September 11, 2001, the New York Times (6/23/15) reports, extremists have regularly executed smaller lethal assaults in the United States…. But the breakdown of extremist ideologies behind those attacks may come as a surprise. The “surprise” is ...

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Queen to get nearly £43mn from Treasury

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Queen Elizabeth II is set to receive 42.8 million pounds from the Treasury in the 2016-2017 financial year. The amount is nearly £12m more than the Queen received in 2012. In the meantime, the British taxpayers will pay an extra ...

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Monsanto’s Covert War on European Food Security

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Working quietly on the back of political turmoil driven by Western special interests (including itself) Monsanto has begun literally planting the seeds of genetically modified organisms’ spread throughout Europe, starting in Ukraine and working westward toward the European Union thanks ...

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US Drone Program to Remain in Shadows as Obama Abandons Key Reform Promise

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Blueprint for a new transition plan involves a dual command structure—giving the Defense Department and the CIA joint control of drone strikes (Common Dreams) – U.S. President Barack Obama has made a sharp U-turn on his two-year-old promise to move the ...

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Obama tells Hollande NSA stopped spying on French officials

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US President Barack Obama has reassured his French counterpart Francois Hollande that Washington is no longer spying on him following leaks that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had spied on the last three French presidents. Obama’s phone conversation with ...

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Rick Perry becomes first presidential candidate to reveal Big Pharma connection to mass shootings

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He was widely panned for it, but former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who recently joined the crowded field of Republican presidential contenders, became the first – and so far, only – member of that group that has tied the recent ...

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US Senate votes to prevent boycotting Israel

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The US Senate has passed a controversial trade bill that contains provisions opposing the growing international boycott movement against Israel. The Senate passed the measure as part of the Trade Promotion Authority legislation. The legislation was already passed by the House ...

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NATO announces expansion of military force targeting Russia

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Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. By Niles Williamson NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels Wednesday and Thursday agreed to the enlargement of the organization’s Response Force to 40,000 troops from the ...

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The Vileness of the Clintons

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‘Shall we only threaten and be angry for an hour? When the storm is ended shall we find How softly but swiftly they have sidled back to power By the favor and contrivance of their kind?’ – Rudyard Kipling, Mesopotamia ...

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Israel lobby pushing US to thwart nuclear deal with Iran: Anlayst

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The powerful Israel lobby in the United States is seeking to forestall a nuclear agreement with Iran and ignite another war in the Middle East, a political commentator in Los Angeles says. “The problem that we have right now in ...

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Torture Is Already Illegal – So Why "Ban" It?

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The US Senate voted by a high margin to ban the use of torture on June 16. The bill is an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, an annual defense policy measure. It passed 78-21 but the entire ...

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Message to Congress on Trade and Inequality: Wake Up, ‘Trickle-Down’ is Dead!

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(Common Dreams) – The debate over trade is red-hot these days. Proponents in Congress are revving up this week to push through their ‘Plan B’ after a grassroots uprising took them by surprise earlier this month and defeated ‘Plan A’, which ...

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Police refused to warn public about child grooming gangs

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West Midlands Police knew five years ago that Asian grooming gangs were targeting children outside schools across the city – but failed to make the threat public. Documents obtained by the Birmingham Mail show the force were aware pupils were ...

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What Information Does Google Hold on Me?

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Have you ever wondered how much personal information Google holds on you? The search giant has made it easier than ever before to keep tabs on what you’re sharing with it by using its services – from your Google and ...

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US economy contracted in first quarter of 2015

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The US Department of Commerce has announced that the economy contracted in the first three months of 2015 because of harsh winter weather. The department said on Wednesday that the economy shrank at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 0.2 ...

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Pentagon chief says ‘not confident’ about Guantanamo closure

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US President Barack Obama would probably not able to keep his 2008 campaign promise to shut down the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison by the end of his presidency next year. In an interview with CBS News on Tuesday, US Secretary ...

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US has been exposed as ‘murderous bully’: Anti-war activist

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China is the only world power that can challenge American imperialism, an anti-war activist in Chicago says, adding that the US has been exposed as a “murderous bully.” “They [China] are seen now by US imperialism as the only economic ...

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Legalising war crimes: USA has gone too far

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The US Department of Defense has released a book of instructions on the rules of war, detailing acceptable ways of killing the enemy and says that journalists also can be terrorists. The “Department of Defense Law of War Manual” explains ...

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US urged to investigate CIA human rights abuses

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Leading human rights groups have called on the United States Department of Justice to investigate the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture program. Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to US Attorney General Loretta ...

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Leaks reveal NSA surveillance on at least 3 French presidents

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The US National Security Agency (NSA) spied on the last three presidents of France from 2006 until 2012, according to newly released documents from the WikiLeaks whistleblower website. The NSA wiretapped former French presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy as well the ...

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Is this democracy? Senate ignores wisdespread outrage against Fast Track

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Today the Senate voted 60 to 37 to jump a procedural hurdle on the path that will send Fast Track trade promotion legislation to President Obama for his signature. Senators voted for the bill that will facilitate the later approval ...

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Tory cuts plunge families further into poverty

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 Experts have warned against British government’s plans to cut tax credits and other working-age benefits, saying they will be “extremely unfair” on low-income households. The Tory government is set to enforce £12bn of welfare cuts. Prime Minister David Cameron insists that ...

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US CEOs earn 300 times as average workers: Report

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Amid growing concern over income inequality, the most senior corporate officers in the United States made over 300 times as much as the average worker last year, according to a new report released Monday. US chief executive officers (CEO) earned ...

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GCHQ spying on rights groups ‘illegal’

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The GCHQ’s secret surveillance of two international human rights groups was illegal, according to the judicial tribunal handling complaints against the intelligence services. The government’s monitoring agency kept emails for longer than necessary and violated its own internal procedures, according ...

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Corporate "Trade" Rules and the End of Sovereignty

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(Common Dreams) – On May 8th at Nike’s headquarters, President Obama denounced opponents of the hotly contested Trans-Pacific Partnership as ill informed. “(C)ritics warn that parts of this deal would undermine American regulation….They’re making this stuff up.  This is just not ...

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For Obama, Any War Is Better Than No War

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The White House recently announced that Obama has approved a plan to send 450 new troops into Iraq to fight ISIS. These “troops” aren’t ground troops, but instead are going in an adviser role to assist the Iraqi military. Now, ...

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Verizon presses for new concessions from US telecom workers as contract talks begin

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Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. By Maria Kovalenko Labor contracts covering workers at Verizon, one of the world’s largest telecommunications services providers, are set to expire in early August. Talks between ...

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World Bank Group: Project Critics Threatened, Harassed, Jailed

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WASHINGTON – The World Bank Group has done little to prevent or dissuade governments from intimidating critics of the projects it funds, or monitor for reprisals, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 144-page report, “At Your ...

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Obama urged to impose sanctions on China over hacking allegation

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Republican presidential hopeful Senator Marco Rubio has called on US President Barack Obama to stop rhetoric against China and impose sanctions on the country over the hacking allegation. In a letter to Obama on Monday, Rubio called China’s measures “irresponsible” ...

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US ‘created ISIL for sake of Israel’: Ex-CIA contractor

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The United States is seeking to have a “never-ending war” in the Middle East which would make the countries there unable to stand up to Israel, says former CIA contractor Steven Kelley. “The purpose of creating this group [ISIL] is ...

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Ron Paul says Sino-Russian currency will ‘dethrone dollar’

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Former US congressman Ron Paul says Washington’s increasing pressure on Moscow might force Russia and China to make a new currency to dethrone the US dollar. In an article published on his website on Sunday, the former presidential candidate explained ...

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Europe’s Malpractice of Greece

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A modern hospital is equipped with a variety of specialized wards. One of them is the intensive care unit, or ICU. Here go those who are especially sick and in need of the most devoted attention. The existence of the ...

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Washington in Wonderland: Down the Iraqi Rabbit Hole (Again)

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There is a peculiar form of insanity in which a veneer of rationality distracts attention from the madness lurking just beneath the surface. When Alice dove down her rabbit hole to enter a place where smirking cats offered directions, ill-mannered ...

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US denies Obama invited Netanyahu to Washington

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The White House has denied a report by an Israeli newspaper that US President Barack Obama had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a meeting in Washington next month. The Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported on Tuesday the two could ...

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Surprise, surprise, US and NATO falsifying ‘threat from Russia’

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The United States and its NATO allies are exaggerating the so-called threat from Russia to justify surrounding and destabilizing the country as well as increasing US arms exports to the region, an anti-war activist and journalist in Maine says. “There ...

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How the Bush Administration Created the Iran "Nuclear Confession" Scam

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Secretary of State John Kerry gave further legitimacy to a long-running official scam over the demand for a confession from Iran last week, even as he argued that getting details of Iran’s alleged past work on nuclear weapons wasn’t necessary ...

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Spy Agency’s Secret Plans to Foster Online "Conformity" and "Obedience" Exposed

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(Common Dreams) – With never-before-seen documents accompanied by new reporting on Monday, The Intercept‘s Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Fishman are offering a more in-depth look than ever into how a secretive unit of the UK’s GCHQ surveillance agency used a host ...

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‘40% of UK university students say courses worthless’

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In Britain, as many as four in 10 university students, who have paid an increased tuition fee, believe their courses were not worth the money they had to pay for. Just over half of the students polled in a BBC ...

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1984 Arrives Thirty Years Late: Say Goodby to Privacy Forever if This Bill Passes

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(Common Dreams) – Legislation called “The Student Right to Know Before You Go Act” has been introduced in both houses of Congress. Nice name, no? Don’t you think you should have “the right to know before you go” to a college ...

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Confidence in US police lowest in 22 years: Poll

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Confidence in police in the United States has plummeted to the lowest level in 22 years, with only half of Americans expressing confidence in the institution, according to a new poll. Just 52 percent of Americans express “a great deal” ...

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UN Suggests Top Officials Sanctioned Israel’s War Crimes Against Gaza

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(Common Dreams) – A widely-anticipated United Nations inquiry into the 2014 attack on Gaza released Monday suggests that the Israeli government may have deliberately targeted Palestinian civilians during the assault, while the report concludes that both Israel and Hamas may be ...

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250,000 demonstrate against austerity in London

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Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. A quarter of a million people took part in an anti-austerity demonstration in London on Saturday, according to the event’s organisers, the People’s Assembly. Media accounts ...

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Love Is Stronger Than Hate

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(Common Dreams) – Proclaiming “Nine lives, one love,” Charleston has responded to the racist murders of nine of its own with a series of extraordinary acts of grace, hope and solidarity. The first was the stunning spectacle of victims’ weeping families ...

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The system is at war with itself: British Government threatens to close BBC

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British Prime Minister David Cameron has reportedly threatened to shut down the state-funded British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) over its biased coverage of the latest general election in the European country. Cameron threatened to “close down” the broadcaster in a bid to ...

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How To Respond to the Oligarchy

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The longer I live, the more fascinated I am by two things. One is how much control I have over so many issues and events. The other is how little control I have over so many issues and events. The ...

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‘The People Will Not Be Blackmailed’: Thousands March in Athens Against Austerity

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Reprinted with permission.  (Common Dreams) – Throngs flocked to Athens on Sunday to call on the ruling Syriza party to stand up to international creditors and reject further austerity measures. In the second mass demonstration this week alone, thousands of ...

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Free Trade Deals: Just Another Dirty Secret of the Government

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“The TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) is not a secret”, according to President Obama. “Any member of Congress can look at it”. True, but no notes, no pictures, no copies, no discussion. So, of course TPP is not a secret, most everyone ...

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Currency Crisis: How Much Longer Until it Hits the US?

A currency crisis is coming to the US and it’s only a matter of when, not if. Many have been warning about it for years, from politician Ron Paul to economist Peter Schiff to many other voices in the alternative media. ...

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Some 40 people hurt in UK park chemical leak

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Some 40 people have been treated in the UK following a chemical leak at a holiday park swimming pool. Emergency services were called to the Wild Duck Holiday Park in Belton near Great Yarmouth in Norfolk on Sunday at 14:35 ...

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Israeli minister’s wife tweets racist joke about President Obama

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A racist message on Tweeter about US President Barack Obama by the wife of Israel’s Interior Minister Silvan Shalom has caused uproar on social media. “Do u know what Obama Coffee is? Black and weak,” Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes tweeted on Sunday. ...

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Pentagon chief lauds US bid to store heavy weapons in Eastern Europe

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US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has lauded Washington’s decision to station heavy weaponry in Eastern Europe, and vowed the United States will defend its allies against Russia. “The concept is to have sets of equipment principally to support training so ...

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British Government will cause loss of 30,000 NHS nurses

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Some 30,000 nurses in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) face layoffs over the Conservative government’s immigrant laws which threaten a staffing crisis. British media reports say non-EU staff on less than £35,000 after six years in the country are ...

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