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One year on – Marijuana legalization has actually improved Washington State


As several states consider marijuana legalization initiatives, all eyes are on the initial outcomes of Washington’s marijuana law. In 2012, Washington and Colorado became the first two states to pass laws taxing and regulating marijuana. Wednesday will mark the one-year ...

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US Republican candidates guarantee WWIII: Former CIA contractor


Republican presidential candidates do guarantee a third world war by losing the White House to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, says a former CIA contractor. “It’s just amazing what’s coming out of the Republicans, the GOP’s mouth that’s almost like they ...

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US mass killings may be contagious: Study


A new study has found that mass killings in the United States may be contagious as there is an increase in the likelihood of a new shooting after each deadly tragedy in the US. The findings published in the journal ...

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US income inequality continued to soar in 2014

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Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. By Andre Damon Income inequality in the United States continued to grow in 2014, according to updated figures released last week by University of California, Berkeley economist ...

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


‘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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Growing momentum in US to Isolate Israel: Researcher


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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Texas-sized Hypocrisy Served Up in Denton Over Fracking Ban


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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US data hack is an excuse for new regulations on internet: Analyst


The US is trying to make an excuse to impose new regulations upon the internet in the wake of new revelations that the personal data of millions of government employees were affected by a cyber breach, says former CIA contractor Steven ...

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


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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US urged to investigate CIA human rights abuses


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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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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Obama urged to impose sanctions on China over hacking allegation


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


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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US Senate confirms new TSA administrator


New leader for the Transportation Security Administration has been confirmed by the Senate after the recent security failures caused concerns among US authorities. The Senate voted 81-1 on Monday to tap Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger, who was nominated by President ...

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US denies Obama invited Netanyahu to Washington


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


(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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Confidence in US police lowest in 22 years: Poll


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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Love Is Stronger Than Hate


(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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Obama trade agenda favors big corporations: Social Activist


US President Barack Obama’s proposed trade agenda, which he has recently urged Congress to approve, favors big corporations and is unfair to smaller businesses, a social activist in Maryland says. Myles Hoenig made the comments in a Sunday interview with ...

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2 Alabama police lieutenants under investigation for ties to hate group


(RT) – The city of Anniston, Alabama has placed two police officers on administrative leave over allegations that they belong to a hate group. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a left-wing legal advocacy organization, posted an article on its Hatewatch ...

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US lacks ‘moral standing’ to criticize China over island building: Anlayst


The United States has no “moral standing” to criticize China for its island-building in the South China Sea because America is based on stolen land from its native inhabitants, a political analyst in Beijing says. China’s reclamation of land on ...

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Grieve, But Then Teach and Organize Nonviolence


(Common Dreams) – Like millions of others, I’m grieving the death of the nine church folk killed in the unthinkable massacre inside Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church on Wednesday night. My heart goes out to the families and friends of the dead, ...

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US prisons cost government $7.3 billion a year: Report


A new congressional report shows that it costs the US government more than $7 billion a year to operate federal prisons. In fiscal year 2014, the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) operating costs totaled nearly $7.3 billion, an increase of ...

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US Police Slammed Over Human Rights Breaches


Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. By Andre Damon 19 June 2015 Laws governing the use of force by police in every state in the US, as well as the federal government, ...

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Los Angeles workers demand fairer pay


Low wage US workers in Los Angeles, California have held rallies to demand a wage increase on the 25th anniversary of Justice for Janitors Day, when protesting workers fell victim to police brutality in Los Angeles. The protesters on Thursday ...

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How Obama Consolidated the Legacies of Bush and Clinton

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As the presidency of Barack Obama has evolved, or devolved, as it were, it’s become clearer to everyone that he is little more than an imperial caretaker committed to expanding the American empire. Those who expected a circumspect constitutional law ...

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Inside the Power Plant Fueling the US Drought


A couple of miles outside the town of Page, three 775-foot-tall caramel-colored smokestacks tower like sentries on the edge of northern Arizona’s sprawling red sandstone wilderness. At their base, the Navajo Generating Station, the West’s largest power generating facility, thrums ...

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King John Butchered Authors of Magna Carta


… or at least he tried to butcher them.  On this day 800 years ago, King John was compelled to sign Magna Charta, formally accepting a limit to his prerogative to ravage everything in England.  But the ink on his ...

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Hillary Clinton not trusted in swing states: Poll


A new poll by the Quinnipiac University has indicated that a majority of swing state voters think Hillary Clinton, the leading Democratic candidate for the 2016 US presidential election, is untrustworthy for the job. The poll suggests that the former secretary ...

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Is a 3rd World America Inevitable?


Thousands of U.S. troops safeguard the border of South Korea. U.S. warships patrol the South China Sea to stand witness to the territorial claims of Asian allies against China. U.S. troops move in and out of the Baltic States to ...

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US spends $9 million a day on ISIL war: Pentagon


The United States has spent more than $2.7 billion on the military campaign against the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria, averaging more than $9 million a day, the Pentagon says. The US Air Force has borne two-thirds of ...

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Rupert Murdoch to step down as CEO of 21st Century Fox


Chief executive officer of 21st Century Fox Inc., Rupert Murdoch, will step down and will allow his son James to take over his post at the $70bn media empire. The 84-year-old media mogul will remain chairman and another son, Lachlan, ...

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Russian fighter jet encounters US spy plane very closely over Black Sea


American military officials have said that a US Air Force reconnaissance aircraft encountered with a Russian fighter jet over the Black Sea last month. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told CNN on Thursday that the two aircraft ...

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What is the FBI hiding about the Boston Marathon?

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Ever since the early days of the Boston Marathon bombing investigation, it’s been commonly understood that Tamerlan Tsarnaev first came to the attention of the FBI thanks to a March 2011 “warning” from the FSB, Russia’s security services. We now ...

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Lawmakers demand end to secret corporate deals


Reps. introduce legislation to force clandestine agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership into the open (Common Dreams) – A bipartisan group of lawmakers unleashed a last-ditch effort on Wednesday to, at the very least, force the administration of President Barack Obama to ...

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Ron Paul slams militarization of US police


Former US congressman Ron Paul has condemned the militarization of police departments in the United States after a video showed police officers attacked a group of black teenagers in Texas. The video released on YouTube last week showed white police ...

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Some US airports hired 73 people with terror links: Report


Dozens of people with terror links in their backgrounds were hired in sensitive jobs at the United States airports, investigators have found. According to a new report by the Homeland Security, at least 73 people with “possible terrorism-related information” in ...

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Moronic Jeb Bush contributes to anti-Russian propaganda


Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has vowed to take a tougher stance to tamp down Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “aggression” should he become president of the United States. “He’s a bully,” Bush said in his first foreign speech of the ...

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US stirring chaos in Middle East through ISIL: Analyst


The United States and its allies seek to sustain the growth of the ISIL terrorist group across the Middle East to create chaos in the region and preserve the prosperity of the US military-industrial complex, says a former American intelligence ...

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Obama says Putin wants to recreate Soviet empire


US President Barack Obama has lashed out at his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, saying he is destroying the country’s economy in order to recreate the Soviet empire. During a speech to world leaders at the G7 summit in Germany, Obama ...

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Obama is ‘reluctant warrior’ against ISIL


The lack of a complete strategy by the US to defeat the ISIL terrorist group indicates President Barack Obama is a “reluctant warrior” and wants to avoid another costly war, says a political commentator. “Obama is reluctant to have this ...

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US police brutality exacerbated by gun culture: American law professor


The United States has “by far the most violent” law enforcement agencies in the world, which is exacerbated by the dominant gun culture and societal violence in the country, according to an expert on international law. “You have several features ...

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US police kill more in days than other countries do in years: Guardian


A comprehensive database published by the Guardian newspaper shows that police in the United States kill more Americans in days than the police in other countries do in years. The interactive database, dubbed the Counted, indicates that US police officers ...

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US to establish new military base in Iraq, sending ‘advisers’ to retake Ramadi


The United States is set to establish a new military base in Iraq and deploy hundreds of American advisers there in order to retake the major city of Ramadi from ISIL. The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the ...

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Minneapolis church turns blind eye on child abuse


The Catholic Church in the US city of Minneapolis faces criminal charges for turning a blind eye to reports of child abuse by a priest for years. Prosecutors accused the church authorities of failure to protect children and act on ...

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Torture and humiliation enshrined in US history: Activist


Torture and humiliation are enshrined in the United States’ history, according to an American activist and radio host in California. Rodney Martin, the chairman of the All Nationalist Association and former US congressional staffer, made the remarks in a phone ...

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US nuclear weapons in UK to escalate tensions with Russia: Analyst


The UK’s consideration to once again host US nuclear missiles over deteriorating of ties with Russia will be a “major escalation” of tensions, a former Pentagon official says. “The possibility of the US deploying nuclear weapons to Europe will be ...

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Bush wrong on Iraq: Rumsfeld


Former US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld says his commander-in-chief, George W. Bush, was wrong to push “democracy” on Iraq. “I’m not one who thinks that our particular template of democracy is appropriate for other countries at every moment of their ...

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800 protesters take part in anti-police brutality rally in Texas


Hundreds of people have demonstrated near Dallas, Texas, to demand the firing of a white police officer seen in a video throwing an African American teenage girl to the ground and pointing his gun at other black youths. About 800 ...

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Training of Ukrainian forces part of US ‘aggression’ against Russia


US military training of Ukrainian forces on Russia’s backyard is an extension of Washington’s “aggression” against Moscow that began during the Cold War, a geopolitical commentator in Missouri says. “This is just a continuation of US aggression towards Russia,” said ...

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Russia watching US missiles deployment in EU: Kremlin


Moscow says it is closely watching a possible deployment of the United States nuclear missiles in Europe. Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters in the capital on Monday that such a move would lead to escalation of tensions and ...

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New video shows US police officers beating mentally-ill man


A new video has emerged showing disturbing images of US police officers beating a mentally-ill man with batons in Salinas, California amid other instances of police brutality in other US states. The video captured by a passenger shows Salinas police ...

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US hospitals overcharging patients ‘because they can’


A new study shows that 50 hospitals in the United States charge uninsured patients around 10 times more than the normal care cost. Out of the 50, half are run by the Community Health Systems while 14 others are operated ...

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For AP, Being Shot by a Cop Makes You a Suspect


I often think the clearest glimpse into a media outlet’s view of an issue comes not in the articles that directly engage it, but in the little throwaway descriptions—the shorthand used to sum up the story. Take a look, then, ...

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Supreme Court Protects Abusers, Fails Victims – Again


The Supreme Court has a very mixed track record when it comes to protecting women. As a domestic violence advocate, Criminologist, and activist for a decade, I am deeply concerned that the U.S still fails to prioritize women’s safety. Given ...

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US police do not hire intelligent people: Ex-CIA contractor


The United States police departments do not employ relatively intelligent people so that they cannot act compassionately and logically when encountering criminals, says former CIA contractor Steven Kelley. “There is a policy here in the United States that people of a ...

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Los Angeles protesters demand justice for Ezell Ford


Protesters in Los Angeles have gathered in front of the house of Mayor Eric Garcetti, calling for action over the last summer’s fatal shooting of unarmed, mentally ill black man Ezell Ford. The protesters, part of the Black Lives Matter movement, with ...

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US neocons aim to provoke ‘global war’ with Russia: Analyst


The “aggressive” policies of the United States toward Russia are “morally reprehensible” and a violation of international law, a writer and investigative journalist in Arizona. The agenda of the “maniac” neoconservatives in Washington is to provoke a global war with ...

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US increased chemical arms sales to repressive regimes: Report


The United States significantly increased exports of chemical and biological weapons to authoritarian African and Middle Eastern governments during popular uprisings that swept the region in early 2011, according to a report. During the roughly two years of Arab Spring ...

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Hillary Clinton’s corruption is legendary: Political analyst


The increase in exports of chemical and biological weapons from the United States to totalitarian regimes in the Middle East and Africa during the Arab Spring comes as no surprise because “corrupt” Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state at ...

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Three dead in Baltimore, five more shot


Three people have been killed and at least five others have been shot in Baltimore, Maryland during what seems to be a fatal weekend for the city amid its rising violent crime rate. On Sunday morning, just before 5 am, ...

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Ukraine crisis ‘manufactured by US’: Analyst


Political commentator Allen Roland believes that the Ukrainian crisis, which the US blames on Russia, is all manufactured by Washington itself. In an interview with Press TV on Sunday, the online columnist from California said, “Anything about Russia and Ukraine ...

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US cop caught on camera wrestling black teen girl to ground at pool party


A US police officer has been suspended after being caught on a video that shows him handcuffing and physically holding down a black teenage girl at a pool party in Texas. In the video taken by a teenage bystander and posted to ...

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US nearly bombed friendly Iraqi forces instead of ISIL: General


A top US military commander has revealed that the US-led airstrikes nearly targeted Iraqi forces instead of terrorists of the ISIL group. Lt. Gen. John Hesterman, the US commander of the air campaign in Iraq, said on Friday that aircraft nearly ...

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As Crucial Vote Nears, How Many Dems Will Stand Against Destructive TPP?


‘As progressive opposition to Fast Track intensifies, Leader Pelosi is conspicuously absent from the fight,’ says CREDO Action (Common Dreams) – With proponents expressing increasing confidence that they have the bipartisan support to pass Fast Track in the House—and Republicans pushing ...

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US can’t be trusted in fight against ISIL: Analyst


The US-led coalition purportedly battling ISIL in Iraq and Syria cannot be trusted to lead the fight against the terrorist group, an international lawyer and political commentator says. Barry Grossman, who is based on the Indonesian island of Bali, made ...

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The USA has become a totalitarian dictatorship


The United States has devolved into a “soft-core totalitarian dictatorship” and other nations should begin to disassociate from it, according to an American activist and radio host in California. Rodney Martin, the chairman of the All Nationalist Association and former ...

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Despite the spin, Obama supports Zionist crimes against humanity


US President Barack Obama is a “dishonest” broker in the conflict between Palestinians and Israel and has continuously supported the Zionist regime at the United Nations, says a journalist in Birmingham, UK. “In every occasion where the Israelis commit the ...

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US undercover agents able to smuggle weapons through airport checkpoints: Report


Undercover agents in the United States have smuggled mock explosives and weapons through US airport checkpoints, according to a new report. The report published by ABC News shows that the agents managed to smuggle the weapons through 95 percent of ...

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Former CIA spy says US not seeking to defeat ISIL


A former CIA official has criticized President Barack Obama for his strategy against the ISIL terrorist group, saying the United States does not intend to win the war. “I don’t think they understand the kind of war they need to ...

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Obama and Oil


Michael Brune (Common Dreams) – President Obama must wonder whether someone is trying to tell him something. On March 31, 2010, he announced an expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration, putting his faith in “new technologies that reduce the impact ...

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You’ve Been Scammed! (On Going for Broke in Ponzi Scheme America)


It couldn’t be a sunnier, more beautiful day to exit your lives — or enter them — depending on how you care to look at it. After all, here you are four years later in your graduation togs with your ...

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TSA chief ousted over failure to detect weapons


Acting administrator for the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been ousted after media reports revealed that checkpoint screeners at almost all of US busiest airports failed to detect mock explosives. Melvin Carraway, who was removed from office, would be ...

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Israel planning false flag attack in US to create war with Iran: Ex-US Senate candidate


Israel is preparing to carry out a false flag operation in the United States and will blame it on Iran as a strategy to entangle Washington in a war with Tehran, a former US Senate candidate says. “I have maintained ...

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Growing movement in US to protect human rights: American social activist


The US government is a major violator of human rights but there is a growing movement in the country to protect those rights, particularly of minorities and the oppressed, an American social activist in Chicago says. “There is this movement ...

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Despite Security Mania Since 9/11, TSA Failed to Find 95% of Fake Weapons in Mock Tests


Despite untold billions spent on airport security over the last fourteen years, DHS agents with fake bombs and other weapons marched right through checkpoints 67 out of 70 times. Jon Queally (Common Dreams) – Despite creating a world where you have ...

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US police kill more than two people a day

A police officer holds his riot gun while demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, 2014. (Reuters / Mario Anzuoni)

By Patrick Martin (WSWS) – US police shot and killed nearly 400 people during the first five months of this year, according to a front-page report published Sunday by the Washington Post. The death rate from police violence against the people they ...

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US passenger jet nearly collides with drone midair


A passenger jet had a near collision midair with a drone at an altitude of 2,700 feet in New York amid the increasing use of drones in the US, the Federal Aviation Administration says. The incident happened as the Shuttle ...

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US policies against Russia, China will start World War III: Investigative journalist


Washington’s belligerent policies against countries like Russia and China will eventually start World War III, says American investigative journalist Wayne Madsen. He said measures taken by NATO Commander General Philip Breedlove and his friends in Washington as they are approaching ...

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CIA head insists on spying on Americans


The head of the Central Intelligence Agency has insisted that the United States should continue snooping on telephone conversations of millions of Americans in order to stop terrorist attacks. In an interview with CBS News on Sunday, John Brennan also ...

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US police officers not charged over killing of young man in Louisiana


A grand jury in the United States has declined to indict police officers who held a man down with the officers on top of him although he said he could not breathe. Thirty-year-old Robert Minjarez Jr. died five days after ...

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Anti-Zionist protesters block Israel Day parade in New York City


Anti-Israeli protesters have blocked the way of pro-Israel participants on the annual Israel Day Parade in New York, chanting slogans and calling for the dismantlement of the Zionist regime. The protest took place when pro-Israeli marchers were parading down Fifth Avenue ...

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US planning to deploy advanced weapons near China: Carter


US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has unveiled the Pentagon’s plans to deploy advanced weapons, including the newest stealth destroyer, near the borders of China. During his visit to Singapore on Sunday, Carter named new weapons systems the United States plans ...

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Discrimination against US Muslim woman ‘despicable’: Activist


An American activist has described a recent discrimination act against a Muslim woman on board an American plane as “despicable,” saying discriminatory practices should be stopped around the world. “I find this despicable and there is no excuse for discriminatory ...

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CIA chief says US can’t destroy ISIL on battlefield


Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan says the United States cannot destroy the ISIL terrorist group militarily on the battleground. “I believe firmly that we’re not going to resolve this problem on the battlefield,” Brennan said during an appearance on ...

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The Years Since I Was Jailed for Releasing the ‘War Diaries’ Have Been a Rollercoaster


Today marks five years since I was ordered into military confinement while deployed to Iraq in 2010. I find it difficult to believe, at times, just how long I have been in prison. Throughout this time, there have been so ...

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Obama has become ‘chronic liar’: American journalist


US President Barack Obama has largely supported the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency and is “lying” about the number of lawmakers who oppose the agency’s spying activities, an American journalist in Philadelphia says. “Let’s face it, he’s behind ...

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The Secret Group That Wants to Take Over Your School


Don’t look now, but there’s something creepy coming toward you, and it wants to take over your public school system. Sure, it’s connected—through all-important grants—to many of the big names in today’s education reform movement (Gates, Walton, Broad), but most ...

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US set to boost military aid to Israel amid fears over Iran diplomacy


The United States is poised to increase its annual military assistance to Israel amid Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fears over nuclear diplomacy with Iran, according to reports. With the current $3 billion annual military aid package set to expire in 2017, ...

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