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UK super rich given low interest mortgages


A British economic analyst has blamed the Tory government’s policies for the country’s worsening housing crisis. “The ordinary people are being pressed out of the housing market by this policy which gives to the already wealthy who use that money ...

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Alabama Makes Photo IDs Mandatory for Voting, Then Shutters DMV Offices in Black Counties


The ‘decision to cut out ID services to almost all counties with a majority black population is discriminatory and wrong,’ says ACLU of Alabama. by Andrea Germanos Some observers say that Alabama’s move to close dozens of drivers license offices is ...

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Huge anti-austerity protest expected during Tory conference in Manchester


North West England is bracing for anti-austerity protests coinciding with the weekend’s Conservative party conference in Manchester. One pressure group has been quoted as saying that some 100,000 activists are expected to attend demonstrations and other events, including a rally that ...

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A Spoiled Deal: How a Dispute Over Dairy Helped Sidetrack the Trans-Pacific Partnership


The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been on many people’s minds lately, especially Canadian voters who are preparing to go to the polls on Oct. 19. The massive trade pact includes 12 countries at different stages of economic development, covering some ...

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Obama Lied When He Said This

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Eric Zuesse U.S. President Obama’s central case against Syria’s Bashar al-Assad (and his central argument against Assad’s supporter Russia on that matter) is that Assad was behind the sarin gas attack in Ghouta Syria on 21 August 2013 — but ...

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Why The British Establishment Wants Jeremy Corbyn Buried


The term “the establishment” refers to leading politicians, senior civil servants, senior barristers and judges, aristocrats, Oxbridge academics, senior clergy, the most important financiers and industrialists, governors of the BBC, members of and top aides to the royal family to ...

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British PM faces legal challenge over Syria drone attack


A legal proceeding has been initiated against British Prime Minister, David Cameron, over his decision to target Daesh or ISIL terrorists in Syria. Green party lawmakers, Caroline Lucas and Jenny Jones, are working with human rights charity Reprieve to make the ...

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Instead of Shaming the Poor, Let’s Raise the Minimum Wage


Yesterday I joined Fox and Friends for what they billed, in typical Fox News fashion, as a “fair and balanced debate.” The topic was a Maine mayor’s call to publish the names and addresses of all recipients of public assistance ...

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Ending Police Militarization, One City at a Time


Urban Shield, the world’s largest SWAT training and war-weapons expo, was held in September in California’s Bay Area, beginning on the 14th anniversary of 9/11. Hosted each year since 2007 in the Bay Area’s Alameda County (last year in Oakland, ...

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The Superpower as Victim: Three Exceptional Facts About America


Why it’s safe to be paranoid in the U.S. Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly remember the moment when the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War ended in a stunned silence of ...

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Labour says no to austerity, vows aggressive tax crackdown


Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Monday voiced strong anti-austerity sentiments and said it would enforce an aggressive policy of collecting taxes from the wealthy if it won the next election. The Party’s top economic spokesman John McDonnell emphasized that major ...

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US slams top EU high court official over data privacy deal


The United States has criticized a top adviser to the European Union’s high court for describing an important data privacy agreement between the US and the European Union as invalid. On Wednesday, Yves Bot, an advocate general for the European ...

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How Henry Kissinger Helped Create Our "Proliferated" World


The only person Henry Kissinger flattered more than President Richard Nixon was Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. In the early 1970s, the Shah, sitting atop an enormous reserve of increasingly expensive oil and a key figure in Nixon ...

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New Report Exposes the Polluters Making Millions Drilling Public Lands


Report adds to growing demand for President Obama to end federal leasing program by Lauren McCauley Amid the growing call for President Barack Obama to end the leasing of federal lands for fossil fuel development, a new report published Monday exposes ...

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US, Israel supreme source of difficulty in world: Ex-US Senate candidate


Despite US President Barack Obama’s forceful defense of diplomacy at the United Nations, the United States and its allies have been the main source of violent conflicts around the world, a former US Senate candidate says. Obama’s comments about promoting ...

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The Power of False Narrative


In this age of pervasive media, the primary method of social control is through the creation of narratives delivered to the public through newspapers, TV, radio, computers, cell phones and any other gadget that can convey information. This reality has ...

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US sex abuse victims blast Popes remarks on abuse crisis


Pope Francis has acknowledged the widespread sexual abuse committed by Christian priests in the US Catholic Church and warned that such crimes should never be repeated. In the remarks delivered to Catholic bishops at Saint Matthews Cathedral in Washington on ...

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The West Suppresses Report on Ukraine’s Suppression of Journalists

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OSCE Squelches Ukrainian Commission on Human Rights Speaker Eric Zuesse At a 21 September 2015 meeting of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), which is run by the Western powers and which is the leading organization concerning ...

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Jimmy Carter on US ‘Oligarchy’ and Corrupting Power of Money on Politics


Former president said he’d not be “inclined” or “capable” of raising the massive funds needed to get elected today by Lauren McCauley Commenting on the political landscape, now six years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, former U.S. President ...

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Police that protected Westminster pedophile ring for decades denies investigation is a ‘shambles’


Scotland Yard police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has strongly rejected claims the force’s investigation into an alleged murderous Westminster pedophile ring is a “shambles.” In an exclusive interview with LBC radio, the Metropolitan Police chief said the force is prepared ...

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Time for the Nuclear Option: Raining Money on Main Street


Ellen Brown (RINF) – Predictions are that we will soon be seeing the “nuclear option” — central bank-created money injected directly into the real economy. All other options having failed, governments will be reduced to issuing money outright to cover ...

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16yo teen invents world’s fastest Ebola test, grabs Google science prize


A 16-year old teenager from Connecticut has invented an express test to detect the deadly Ebola virus in just 30 minutes at a cost of $25. Olivia Hallisey’s breakthrough grabbed the top prize at the Google Science Fair. Hallisey, a ...

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Global Divestment Movement ‘Catches Fire’ with $2.6 Trillion in Assets Shifted


Demand for fossil-free investment products is increasing numbers of individual and institutional investors move their money away from the dirty energy system driving the climate crisis by Jon Queally The global movement demanding that institutions, individuals, and various funds divest from ...

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Los Angeles declares ‘state of emergency’ over homelessness crisis


Officials in Los Angeles, California, have declared a “state of emergency” over the rising problem of homelessness and poverty in the second largest city in the United States. The emergency declaration on Tuesday by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and ...

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‘Sex abuse victim of ex-BBC host paid settlement’


A new report says a sex abuse victim of the former BBC presenter, Jimmy Savile, has received £15,000 as settlement for the scandal. The BBC paid the sum to a fan of Jimmy Savile who was molested in the Television ...

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Drug Price Gouging Enters Spotlight as Candidates Take on Big Pharma


Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton among those calling for reforms to pharmaceutical marketplace by Nadia Prupis Amid a growing scandal over two pharmaceutical companies’ price hikes on two vital medications, voices from the political sphere are promising renewed action to tackle ...

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‘UK National Health Service on brink of collapse’


Britain’s former health minister warns the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) will crash, unless instant cash is injected into the healthcare system. Norman Lamb says the NHS will crash within two years with catastrophic consequences unless the government orders a ...

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Met police close investigation into politcian corruption reports


UK police have closed an investigation into reports on a high-ranking politician’s corruption because of “insufficient evidence” against him. Police said in a statement that disgraced former House of Lords member John Sewel will not face drug charges. “The Met ...

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Nuclear family? Trident renewal debate scheduled for Labour Party conference


Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is expected to argue against renewing Britain’s multibillion pound Trident nuclear deterrent at the party’s annual conference next week. The matter was added to the conference agenda, after local constituency parties put forward motions opposing ...

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NHS warned of exodus of junior doctor


Media reports say an unprecedented number of National Health Service physicians have registered for certificate allowing them to work overseas. According to the reports, the General Medical Council has received 1,644 requests for certificates of current professional status (CCPS) – ...

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With New Ban on Cultivation, Northern Ireland Joins EU’s Anti-GMO Ranks


Environment minister expresses “concern” that growing GMOs would tarnish nation’s “clean and green image” by Deirdre Fulton Yet another European nation has banned genetically modified (GM or GMO) crops, with Northern Ireland’s Minister for the Environment Mark Durkan declaring Monday: “I ...

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How Britain’s Propaganda Machine Controls What You Think


On the one hand, just five individual Billionaires in Britain get to control 80% what you read in printed media and on the other hand, just five Internet Service Providers get to control what 87% of people get to see ...

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Ex-hedge funder buys rights to AIDS drug and raises price from $13.50 to $750 per pill


A former hedge fund manager turned pharmaceutical businessman has purchased the rights to a 62-year-old drug used for treating life-threatening parasitic infections and raised the price overnight from $13.50 per tablet to $750. According to the New York Times, Martin ...

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Will the Obama Administration Hold VW Accountable for Corporate Crime?


“This is a huge test of how serious the administration’s commitment is to prosecuting white collar crime.” by Deirdre Fulton The allegations being leveled against auto manufacturer Volkswagen (VW)—that it cheated to make nearly half a million diesel cars appear cleaner-burning ...

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#PigGate farce: Story of Cameron’s ‘private part’ in dead pig’s mouth resonates gloriously online


The #PigGate scandal, stemming from a startling claim that David Cameron put “a private part of his anatomy” into a dead pig’s mouth at a student initiation ceremony at Oxford, has sparked an endless barrage of jokes and mockery online. ...

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British police team to probe child abuse cover-ups


Police in the UK have set up a new team of 90 officers to handle inquiries into reported attempts to cover up child abuse by high-ranking figures. The Metropolitan Police are already dealing with 29 allegations of police corruption in ...

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#StillYes: Glasgow hosts massive rally in support of Scottish independence year after vote


Hundreds, if not thousands, of pro-independence activists gathered on George Square in the Scottish city of Glasgow carrying Saltire flags and “Yes” banners on Saturday. “End London rule,” said one of the banners. Organizers of the demonstration wanted to “make ...

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US seeks to replace Assad govt. with terrorists: American journalist


The United States wants to replace the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with terrorist organizations which are acting as de facto American agents in Syria, an anti-war activist and radio host in New York says. Don DeBar made the ...

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The Wall Street Journal’s Attempt to Take Down Bernie Sanders Backfired


Bernie Sanders is leading Hillary Clinton in early primary states, and he’s gaining on her in national polls. And major media outlets are starting to treat Senator Sanders seriously, but not necessarily with complete honesty. Take for example Laura Meckler’s ...

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UK parliament under fire for declining Netanyahu arrest petition


The British Parliament has come under increasing fire over its decision to skip a debate on a petition calling for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “It’s quite disappointing that the Parliament has refused to play by its ...

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Rejected! Parliament refuses to debate war criminal Netanyahu arrest petition


Parliament has declined to debate a petition calling for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for alleged war crimes. The online petition rapidly attracted more than the required 100,000 signatures needed to trigger a debate. Some 112,000 people ...

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Head of UK’s domestic spy agency calls for greater surveillance powers


The head of the United Kingdom’s domestic spy agency, MI5, calls for more surveillance powers to security service agents to monitor electronic communications and thwart possible terror plots. Andrew Parker says new powers are needed as terrorist plotting against the ...

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‘Put Thatcher’s face on $10 bills,’ says Jeb Bush


US presidential hopeful Jeb Bush was treated to a round of applause during a Republican nomination debate on Wednesday after he suggested the late former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s portrait should be plastered on the US $10 bill. Each of ...

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Corbyn takes new approach to Prime Ministers’ Questions


The new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has taken new approach to Prime Ministers’ Questions (PMQs) during his first encounter with David Cameron in the parliament.  Corbyn said the UK had had enough of what he called “theatrical politics” and now it ...

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Supporters worry Jeb Bush campaign might be over: Report


Jeb Bush’s poor performance in the first GOP debate has many fundraisers and supporters worry that his presidential campaign might be over if he appears unprepared in the second major debate. The former Florida governor has sunk as low as 6 ...

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Is war criminal Tony Blair up shit-creek without a paddle?

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RINF Alternative News In the light of the recent Labour leadership victory by Jeremy Corbyn, the current migrant crisis and growing threat of ISIS, it is no wonder that thoughts are turning back to the Chilcot Report. Commissioned in 2009 ...

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Police shoot bystander, mistaking his cell phone for gun during standoff


A bystander was shot in the leg then arrested during a SWAT standoff with a man firing an automatic weapon. Police feared the witness was holding a gun, but it turned out to be a cell phone. He was shot ...

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Corbyn: Conservative government declaring war on organized labour


Britain’s Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn says the Conservatives are declaring war on organized labour. Addressing trade unionists, Corbyn promised to fight Conservative legislation currently passing through Parliament which raises the legal threshold for unions to conduct strikes. Critics dismiss ...

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UK union bosses threaten to topple govt. with Corbyn


British unionists threaten to topple the Tories’ conservative government, using the landslide victory of the new opposition Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, a report says. The chiefs of Britain’s biggest unions have threatened to “topple the government,” using “coordinated strikes ...

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Fringe No More: Sanders Takes Major Lead in Key Battleground States


New polling shows Bernie Sanders ahead of Hillary Clinton in both New Hampshire and Iowa by Deirdre Fulton ‘Fringe candidate’ no more, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton among likely Democratic presidential primary voters in ...

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Thousands join UK Labour after Corbyn victory


Britain’s Labour Party says over 15,000 people have joined the opposition party following the victory of anti-establishment politician Jeremy Corbyn in its leadership contest. The Labour says Corbyn’s landslide victory in the party’s leadership election on September 12 has sparked ...

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How Jeb Bush’s Florida Plan for School ‘Choice’ Created an Industry of Corruption and Chaos


“Reading the emails make(s) me want to throw up” tweeted the Food Babe after reading a lengthy series of them posted online by The New York Times on Sept 5th. The emails in question result from a Freedom of Information ...

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Clinton says she would not hesitate to attack Iran if it breaks nuclear deal


US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton says she would not hesitate to launch a war against Iran should the Islamic Republic violate the nuclear agreement. “I will not hesitate to take military action if Iran attempts to obtain a nuclear ...

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Demonstrators urging Cameron to impose sanctions on Israel


UK public anger over the visit of Israeli prime minister to London has gained momentum as hundreds of protesters are gathering outside Downing Streets. The rally has been organized by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and various groups including War on Want, Palestine ...

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Opponents of Iran nuclear agreement in US vote for war: Analyst


The opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement, under the Israel lobby in Congress, are actually voting to start another war in the Middle East, says a political commentator. In a phone interview with Press TV, Ian Williams said people like ...

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Britain’s Extra Judicial Assassinations Bring Democracy Into Question


Propaganda takes many forms along with twists and turns depending on a narrative of convenience. This is none more demonstrated than by David Cameron and his government. David Cameron’s U-Turn and subsequent statement that Britain will take 20,000 Syrian refugees ...

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Is dropping more bombs on Syria the way to solve the refugee crisis?


FROM THE Greek island of Mytiliene to Munich we are seeing something of the power of ordinary people and a collective counterweight to racist exclusion, poverty and war. In Britain, it has forced notoriously anti-migrant and anti-refugee papers, such as ...

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‘Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death’: The Loss of Our Freedoms in the Wake of 9/11


“Since mankind’s dawn, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted for ourselves. By doing so, they took our power. By doing nothing, we gave it away. We’ve seen where their way ...

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White supremacists threaten to assassinate ‘anti-white’ Pope Francis during US visit


White supremacists have been calling for the assassination of Pope Francis over his calls on Europeans to house refugees fleeing Syria. The comments were posted to the infamous white supremacist blog, Stormfront in response to a Washington Post article reporting the pontiff’s ...

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Robert Reich: Our Problems Have Everything to Do With What Occurs in Boardrooms, Not Bedrooms


At a time many Republican presidential candidates and state legislators are furiously focusing on private morality – what people do in their bedrooms, contraception, abortion, gay marriage – America is experiencing a far more significant crisis in public morality. CEOs ...

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Former Cameron adviser & BBC star charged with child sex offenses


A former economic advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron, American businessman Doug Richard, has been charged with a string of child sex offenses after allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl. Richard, 57, a BBC Dragons’ Den entrepreneur, was arrested in January. ...

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As UK Follows US Model of ‘Droning Its Own,’ Condemnations Follow


Legal experts and human rights advocates issue warnings after David Cameron admits extrajudicial assassination of British nationals in Syria by Jon Queally Human rights advocates and legal experts are raising alarms in the wake of Monday’s admission by Prime Minister David ...

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Corbyn opposed to UK troop deployment abroad without UN mandate


The front-runner in the Labour party’s leadership race, Jeremy Corbyn, has voiced his opposition to any future deployment of British troops without a mandate from the United Nations. During the last Sky News hustings of candidates before the leadership contest ...

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Corbyn and challenges to political power


Noam Chomsky and other serious critics on the left often have to contend with dismissals from opponents (including most in our political and media elites) that they are conspiracy theorists, or “anti-American” and “anti-West”. For those who have not taken ...

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New Monsanto Spray Kills Bugs by Messing With Their Genes


In a fascinating long piece in MIT Technology Review, Antonio Regalado examines the genetically modified seed industry’s latest blockbuster app in development—one that has nothing to do with seeds. Instead, it involves the industry’s other bread-and-butter product: pesticide sprays. But ...

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‘You want to be in America, speak American,’ Sarah Palin tells immigrants


Another slam-dunk for American politics was offered up courtesy of master diplomat Sarah Palin. The Alaska governor praised opponent Jeb Bush for his Spanish skills, but confessed she’d rather the general population “speak American.” One could be forgiving for wondering ...

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As Sanders Leads in NH Poll, Senator Says Clinton Campaign’s ‘Getting Nervous’


Though often discounted by corporate media, the Vermont senator’s campaign surges ahead by Andrea Germanos Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Saturday that he thinks the Hillary Clinton campaign is “getting nervous about the kind of energy and enthusiasm our campaign is ...

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Dozens of Civilians Reportedly Killed as US-Backed Saudi Coalition Pounds Yemen


Reports of hospitals, school being hit as Washington finalizes $1 billion weapons deal to Saudi Arabia by Andrea Germanos Dozens of civilians were reportedly killed and hospitals and embassies were damaged this weekend as the U.S.-backed Saudi coalition continued to pound ...

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Cameron to urge military action against ISIS in Syria, UK to accept 15k refugees – report


British Prime Minister David Cameron is pressing for military strikes against Islamic State in Syria within a month, according to senior sources. The leader is also reportedly prepared to accept 15,000 refugees from the war-torn nation. Senior officials told the ...

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Obama Marks Labor Day With New Order Expanding Paid Sick Leave


Benefits to spread to 300,000 workers, but rhetoric contradicts White House push for pro-corporate trade deals by Nadia Prupis President Barack Obama on Monday will issue an executive order expanding paid sick leave for federal contract employees and call on Congress ...

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Nuclear War Theme Parks: Mass Destruction for the Whole Family


John LaForge Plutonium was named after Pluto, “god of the underworld,” Hades, or hell. It was created inside faulty reactors, concentrated, and machined by US scientists into the most devastating and horrifying of all weapons. Photos of what the Manhattan ...

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Ferguson and the Second Amendment


The contemporary gun rights debate misses the point of the Second Amendment. A crucial piece of our constitutional design, it is neither the relic dismissed by liberals nor the panacea praised by conservatives. Understood correctly, the Second Amendment is most ...

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The EU Referendum, Purdah, Fixing The Rules, Rigging The Outcome


The name itself comes from the Persian word “pardeh” meaning “curtain” or “veil”, describing the ensuring of women’s modesty from the world of men. In the British political context, the word refers to the non-promoted condition of the policies of ...

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You Won’t Believe What The CDC Admitted To. Millions Affected! (VIDEOS)


The Center for Disease Control (CDC) an agency devoted to saving humanity from deadly diseases has admitted to possibly infecting 10-30 million Americans with a deadly virus via a vaccination. Ironically the very company established to save humankind, is now ...

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Clinton refuses to apologize for email scandal


US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has refused to apologize for using a private email server while serving as secretary of state. Clinton, however, said she was “sorry” that the issue has caused confusion for Americans. “At the end of the ...

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Web of Secrecy Surrounds Federal Half-a-Billion Handout to Charter Schools


The US Department of Education is poised to spend half a billion dollars to help create new charter schools, while the public is being kept in the dark about which states have applied for the lucrative grants, and what their ...

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‘376,000 people in relative poverty in Northern Ireland’


A new study reveals a rise in poverty in Northern Ireland in 2014 with the level going to 21%, up from 19% the previous year. The Households Below Average Income annual report was published on Thursday by the Department of Social ...

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British police admit to training ‘abusive’ UAE officers


Human rights charity Reprieve has criticized London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) for training and praising United Arab of Emirates (UAE) police officers, a force known for torturing and abusing its prisoners. The MPS has confirmed a delegation of the Security ...

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Osborne presses ahead with £20bn worth of further austerity


Details of the government’s plans to slash £20bn from public spending were discussed on Friday, as Chancellor George Osborne pressed ahead with his austerity agenda. Osborne had requested government departments model two scenarios of how the cuts could be implemented ...

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Pressure mounts on PM Cameron to reverse his stance on refugees


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

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Hackers target Manchester police, airport websites


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

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Making America Work for Working People


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

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US invasion of Iraq was genecidal war: Peace activist


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

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‘Groundbreaking’ Torture Charges Put US Rendition Tactics in Spotlight


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

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


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

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The Criminalization of the Hunger Strike


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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Clinton scandal widens as 150 released emails contain classified info


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

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Fukushima Report Dangerously Downplays Ongoing Health Risks: Greenpeace


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

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


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

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2nd video emerges of deadly police shooting in Texas


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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Chipotle sued over GMO-free claims


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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