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High Drug Prices Are Killing Americans


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

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9/11 attacks were obviously an inside job: Scholar


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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Will Grassroots Movements Change the Political Discourse in Iowa?


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

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


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

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America’s Short-sighted ‘Grand Strategy’

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

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Video: Awakened Masks

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

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Nazis Riot Again in Kiev to Force Resuming War

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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Fake Housing Market, Fake Stock Market and Fake Millionaires

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

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

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

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

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

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Video: A Broken System Breaks Families

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

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Financial Times Calls For Abolishing Cash


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

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


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

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Revisiting 1930s Authoritarianism Through Donald Trump


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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India and Pakistan talks abruptly cancelled

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

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Virginia journalists’ death details revealed


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

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Economics of a Crash

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

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


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

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Hurricane Katrina: Costliest natural disaster in US history in numbers


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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Two US journalists shot dead during live report in Virginia


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

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


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

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The Corporations Funding the Lawyers to Fight the Clean Power Plan


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

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

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

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Trump is Global Journalism’s American Junk Food


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

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


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

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‘UK surveillance worse than Orwell’s 1984’


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

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Pennsylvania Family Deals With Water Contamination Linked to Fracking Industry


The Chichura family has flammable well water, most likely due to a fracking job gone wrong in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna County. Their water well, along with those of four of their neighbors, was allegedly contaminated with methane in the fall of 2011, ...

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How the Harper Government has Helped Mining Companies Plunder Africa


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

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War criminal Tony Blair to attend divisive Chinese WWII commemorations


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

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OKC Bombing: Evidence Of Foreknowledge


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

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


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

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Anti-Israeli groups increase activities in US: Report


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

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The dystopian danger of police body cameras

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

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

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How To Survive When You Can’t Pay Your Bills

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

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Do the Rich Rule the United States?

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

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

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Examining the myths, lies and deception of NHS privatization

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

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

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


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

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The Puritanical Glee Over the Ashley Madison Hack


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

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Kissinger urges US to treat Russia as ‘great power’


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

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

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

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

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The Secret US Involvement in Mexico Oil & Gas Privatization 

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

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Jeremy Corbyn will apologize for illegal Iraq War if elected leader


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

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USA killer drone rampage to increase by 50%


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

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


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

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Hillary Clinton’s Keystone Crisis


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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Sanding Down the Rough Edges of Capitalism Is Not Enough


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

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


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

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​Former Labour peer in court over child sex abuse charges


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

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Superrich Donors Turn Our Democracy Into Their Plutocracy


Once upon a time in our Good Ol’ US-of-A, presidential contenders and their political parties had to raise the funds needed to make the race. How quaint. But for the 2016 run, this quaint way of selecting our candidates is ...

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Hunger-Striking Detainee Tests Obama’s Will to Close Guantánamo


Since the age of 23, Tariq Ba-Odah has been detained at the U.S. prison facility at Guantánamo Bay. Never charged with a crime, Ba-Odah went on hunger strike eight years ago to protest his indefinite detention, as well as the brutal treatment he is alleged ...

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Labour starts leadership vote with Corbyn in front


Britain’s main opposition Labour party has started voting for its new leader with veteran politician, Jeremy Corbyn, remains at the top of all opinion polls. The leadership election is being held months after the party’s previous leader Ed Miliband resigned ...

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Google ponders creating GM mosquitoes to fight tropical disease


Tech giant Google, soon to be Alphabet, is considering entering the burgeoning research area of genetic modification, beginning with the mosquito genome. Online portal The Information reports a top executive has met with leading experts in the field. Linus Upson, ...

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Anti-austerity Corbyn on track to lead Labour Party – YouGov poll


Veteran Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn looks set to win more than half of the votes in Labour’s leadership contest, despite warnings from senior party figures that the anti-austerity candidate’s victory would prove catastrophic. A YouGov poll, published by The Times ...

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Jeb Bush won’t rule out torture tactics, says they’re effective


Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush told an audience in Iowa that he would not rule out resuming the use of torture by the US government under some circumstances. He said he believed it was effective in producing critical intelligence. Bush ...

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US nuclear whistleblower to receive $4.1 million to drop charges


A nuclear whistleblower in the US will be paid millions of dollars in exchange for dropping his legal charges against the company that fired him for uncovering unsafe disposal of nuclear waste. AECOM, a distinguished name in infrastructure industry, has ...

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Tony Blair Should Be ‘Dragged in Shackles to Court’ Over Iraq War, Says Father of Killed Soldier


Families of servicemen and women killed in Iraq pledge legal action if investigation into war is not published soon by Nadia Prupis The father of a soldier killed in the 2003 invasion of Iraq said Wednesday that former British Prime Minister ...

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Families of dead soldiers threaten legal action over Iraq war inquiry delay


Families of British troops killed following the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq have threatened to take a legal action unless a long-delayed inquiry into the war publishes its report by the year’s end. Lawyers representing 29 families say they would ...

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45,000 demand war criminal Netanyahu’s arrest during UK visit

A petition calling for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for ‘war crimes’ when he arrives in London next month has been signed by over 45,000 people. Netanyahu will arrive in London on a state visit in September ...

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War criminal Tony Blair scared of Corbyn victory


Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has warned that Labour risks possible “annihilation” if Jeremy Corbyn wins the party leadership race. In an article posted for the Guardian, Blair said the party is walking “over the cliff’s edge” and could ...

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‘Bullshit jobs’: 35% of Brits think their job is pointless, survey finds


More than 35 percent of workers in the UK think their job does not make any meaningful contribution to the world, but are not currently seeking more fulfilling employment, a new survey has revealed. The research, carried out by YouGov, ...

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Half of voters want criminal probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email use


As Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton turns over her private email server to the FBI, a new poll shows that just over half of registered voters want to see a criminal investigation over the incident. The Democratic frontrunner has been ...

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Jimmy Carter reveals he has cancer


Former US President Jimmy Carter says recent liver surgery revealed that he has cancer and it has spread to other parts of his body. The 90-year-old statesman underwent surgery to remove a small mass in his liver earlier this month. ...

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Councils misused & lost citizens’ data thousands of times – privacy watchdog


Privacy rights campaigners are demanding that UK council staff face prosecution after an investigation revealed government employees stole, lost or inappropriately accessed citizens’ sensitive material over 4,000 times. A study by Big Brother Watch, published on Tuesday, revealed councils recorded ...

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New surveillance footage shows Ferguson protester shot by cops had pistol – police


St. Louis County police have released surveillance footage allegedly showing Tyrone Harris, a black teen, with a gun. Police said Harris fired the weapon at plainclothes officers before they shot back, leaving him critically wounded in Ferguson on Sunday. The ...

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More Prosecutors Won’t Prevent Police Killings Before They Happen

America has awakened in the past year to the epidemic of police killings of unarmed civilians, many of whom are African-American. The list of names grows longer by the week – Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, Rekia ...

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MoD released potentially lethal bacteria on London Tube, chemically experimented on soldiers


Potentially lethal biological agents were unleashed on an unsuspecting British public and chemical warfare was trialed on military personnel as part of Ministry of Defense (MOD) experiments carried out over decades, a shocking new book reveals. In his latest work, ...

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Sex crime allegations against WikiLeaks chief Assange to expire in days


Sexual assault allegations leveled against Julian Assange are set to expire within a week due to Sweden’s statute of limitations. The WikiLeaks editor has never been charged and maintains the allegations are baseless. Three out of four potential charges of ...

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Military intervention in Syria ‘legally dubious,’ says Labour MP


Military intervention in Syria is legally dubious and Prime Minister David Cameron’s attempt to push parliament into war would be “disrespectful,” Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham has said. Speaking to the Huffington Post on Monday, Burnham said another vote on ...

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Where the TPP Could Lose


Activists in Chile have made their government draw red lines on the corporate-friendly investment deal. North Americans could take a lesson. Julia Paley After years of secret negotiations and silence in the media, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has risen ...

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Desperate Hillary Clinton caught buying Twitter followers


Although Hillary Clinton boasts a robust 3.6 million Twitter followers, not even a vast right-wing conspiracy would be able to interact with 2 million of them. According to two popular online measuring tools, no more than 44 per cent of ...

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Journalists arrested in Ferguson face charges a year later


Two reporters have been summoned to face criminal charges related to their arrests last August in Ferguson, Missouri. Their media outlets, the Washington Post and the Huffington Post, have slammed the decision as “abuse” and “contemptible overreach.” Ferguson police arrested Wesley ...

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Insider trading ring netted $100 mil by hacking press releases – feds


Federal prosecutors have charged nine people in an insider trading ring that lifted information from corporate press releases before they were made public. The Securities and Exchange Commission said related illegal trading netted more than $100 million. US prosecutors claimed ...

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‘Friends of Israel’ worried by Corbyn – and that can only be a good thing


The chair of Labour Friends of Israel has urged party members not to back anti-war advocate Jeremy Corbyn in the leadership race because he previously called for Arab groups Hamas and Hezbollah to be involved in Middle East peace talks. ...

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Toxic Fallout Continues as Colorado Mine Spill Declared Three Times Larger Than Stated


The spill which sent toxic waste from an abandoned mine into a Colorado waterway last week released three million gallons of contaminates into the state’s 126-mile Animas River—not one million, as previously announced, according to new estimates by the Environmental ...

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Bernie Sanders Wins Endorsement of Nation’s Largest Nurses Union


David Macaray Bernie Sanders may eventually get flattened like a proverbial pancake by the Hillary Clinton juggernaut, but for the time being at least, he’s not only drawing increasingly large and enthusiastic crowds to his rallies, it was announced August ...

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Poll: Corbyn set to win Labour leadership


A newly published poll suggests that anti-austerity Labour Party leadership contender is set to win more than 50% of votes in the upcoming election. According to a YouGov poll, Corbyn would poll 53 percent, doubling his lead over the past ...

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Bounty on Its Head: Wikileaks Raising €100K Reward for Secret Text of TTIP


Pending trade pact with the United States, says Julian Assange, is casting ‘a shadow on the future of European democracy’ by Jon Queally The full text of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP) now has a bounty on its ...

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What can the world learn from Scotland about resistance to GMOs


Scotland says it will ban genetically modified crops on its soil. According to officials, the move will protect the environment. They are also taking advantage of new EU laws, allowing member states to decide whether they want to grow the ...

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