The Real Reason Why Republicans Fear ‘Medicare for All’


“Thom Hartmann/Independent Media Institute” – November 05, 2018 Photo: “Medicare for all” supporters take to the streets of Los Angeles during a June 2017 rally. (Molly Adams / Flickr)(CC BY 2.0). Now we know why the GOP is truly terrified of “Medicare for all”: It will wipe out the Republican Party’s control of the House,… »»»


Less Than Year After GOP Tax Scam, Six Biggest Banks Already Raked in $9 Billion in Extra Profits


Common Dreams – By Jake Johnson – Oct 18, 2018 Photo: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaking at a rally 11/2017.”The reality is that this will be a tax bill that transfers 80 percent of the tax cuts to the wealthiest one percent,” warned Rep. Pramila Jayapal in her comments. (Photo: Public Citizen/Twitter). Wall Street’s latest… »»»


Germany Halts Arms Exports to Saudi Kingdom and Calls on EU Allies to Follow Suit


Common Dreams – By Julia Conley – Monday Oct 22, 2018 Photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Sunday evening that her government would suspend arms exports to Saudi Arabia in light of the kingdom’s alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (Photo: UK Parliament/Flickr/cc). German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday became the first major U.S. ally… »»»


Evidence suggests crown prince ordered Khashoggi killing, says ex-MI6 chief


The Guardian – By Patrick Wintour/Diplomatic editor – Fri 19 Oct 2018 Photo: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photograph: Cliff Owen/AP. A former head of MI6 has said all the evidence suggests Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and that the theory that rogue… »»»


At the Heart of Global Woes, 157 of World’s 200 Richest Entities Are Now Corporations, Not Governments


Common Dreams – By Jake Johnson – Wed 17 Oct 2018 Photo: An ExxonMobil refinery in Baytown, Texas. (Photo: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters). From massive inequality to the climate crisis, these powerful corporations “are able to demand that governments do their bidding”. As corporations in the United States and around the world continue to reap record profits… »»»


Pay Up or the Earth Gets It! – #PropagandaWatch

corbettreport Published on Oct 17, 2018 SHOW NOTES: As predicted, the IPCC has released their hot air report on 1.5C of global warming and the lamestream fake news lying establishment lapdog media is hyping it as the end of the world as we know it…unless you pay the globalists more money to atone for… »»»


In ‘Blockbuster’ Ruling, Judge Says Youths’ Climate Case Against Trump Administration Can Proceed to Trial


Common Dreams – By Julia Conley – Tue 16 Oct 2018 Photo: Twenty-one young adults and children will take their case to trial on October 29, alleging the U.S. government has knowingly contributed to the climate crisis. (Photo: Takver/flickr/cc). Twenty-one children and young adults were looking forward on Tuesday to bringing their climate lawsuit against… »»»


“UnTrump the World”: Hundreds of Thousands March in Berlin Against the Far Right


Common Dreams – By Staff – Saturday 13 Oct 2018 Photo: BERLIN, GERMANY: Protesters participate in the Unteilbar (‘indivisible’) march against racism, exclusion and exploitation and for an open society on October 13, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Organizers of the march decry the growing divisions in European society that they claim are being fuelled by… »»»


Five Reasons Why the GOP Is Rushing to Confirm Kavanaugh

Women protest the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, outside of a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, at the start of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Truthout – By Marjorie Cohn – Oct 04, 2018 After Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, Trump and the GOP leadership mounted a full-court press to ram through his confirmation before October 1, the first day of the Court’s new term. Why the rush? In part they want Kavanaugh on the Supreme… »»»


Senate votes 51-49 to send Kavanaugh nomination to final floor vote on Saturday


The Guardian – By Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington – Fri 05 Oct 2018 Photo: West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, right, was the only Democrat to vote yes. Photograph: Pablo Martínez Monsiváis/AP. Republicans in the US Senate, with the help of a lone Democrat, have voted to advance Brett Kavanaugh to a final floor vote, propelling the… »»»


‘We Listened to Our Critics’: Caving to Massive Pressure From Workers and Bernie Sanders, Amazon Hikes Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour


Common Dreams – By Jake Johnson – Oct 02, 2018 Photo: Bernie Sanders and thousands march in Los Angeles as part of nationwide call to raise minimum wage. “Amazon isn’t doing this because they’re nice. Public pressure forced them to.” After months of intense public pressure from progressive lawmakers like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and… »»»


In the elevator video two rape survivors confront Senator Flake showing how democracy works/Hearings delayed a week for FBI probe


The Guardian – By Jill Abramson – Fri 28 Sep 2018 Photo: ‘It was thrilling to watch, not because a senator was being put on the spot but because this is what it means for citizens to hold power to account.’ Anyone needing a lesson in how American democracy should work must watch Ana Maria… »»»


Did Eugenics Fake Its Own Death? – Questions For Corbett

corbettreport Published on Sep 28, 2018 SHOW NOTES AND MP3: This time on Questions For Corbett: Did eugenics fake its own death? Why was KAL 85 ordered to squawk a hijack code on 9/11? Will deep fakes make people more skeptical of authority? And can you download Corbett Report videos directly from the website?… »»»


America’s super rich: six things to know/Is America an oligarchy?


The Guardian – By Natalie Jones & Alastair Gee/San Francisco – Sep 26, 2018 Our new series, Big Money, is investigating the social and political clout of the super-rich. Is America an oligarchy? That was the conclusion of a 2014 study by two prominent US political scientists, who argued that the influence of economic elites… »»»


Bill Cosby, in cuffs, imprisoned for up to 10 years for sexual assault

Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse in handcuffs after being sentenced in his sexual assault trial on September 25, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S. September 25, 2018. Mark Makela/Pool via REUTERS

Politicususa – By David DeKok – Sep 25, 2018 Photo: Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse in handcuffs after being sentenced in his sexual assault trial on September 25, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S. September 25, 2018. Mark Makela/Pool via REUTERS. NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – Bill Cosby was marched out of court in shackles… »»»


North and South Korea Sign Agreement for ‘Era of No War,’ Will Cease All Hostile Acts

By Ryan General Global Research, September 25, 2018 Nextshark 20 September 2018 South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a historic announcement, committing to an “era of no war” during the two leaders’ joint press conference held on Wednesday in Pyongyang, North Korea.  The announcement was made at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse on the second… »»»


Rabbis for Human Rights in Solidarity with Bedouin Community, Celebrate Sukkot at Khan al-Ahmar

By Maan News Agency Global Research, September 25, 2018 Ma’an News Agency 24 September 2018 Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) announced on that they have set up sukkahs, which are temporary tents constructed for use during the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot, in the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem. RHR decided to set up… »»»


Killer Robots on the Black Market – #NewWorldNextWeek

corbettreport Published on Sep 20, 2018 Welcome back to New World Next Week – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week: Story #1: Norway Officials Admit They Knew Nothing About Libya But Joined Regime Change Efforts Anyway… »»»


Pope SHOCKS by saying: ‘Great Accuser’ Satan Is To Blame For Exposing Bishops’ Sins In Church Scandal


Daily Wire – By Emily Zenotti – Sep 11, 2018 In a strange and almost tone-deaf homily delivered Tuesday morning, Pope Francis implored the hierarchy of the Catholic Church to pray and resist the “Great Accuser,” Satan, who seeks to expose sin in order to divide the faithful. “In these times, it seems like the… »»»


Willie Nelson Will Headline a Rally for Beto O’Rourke/Former Punk Rocker Challenges Ted Cruz for Senate


Rolling Stone – Joseph Hudak – September 12, 2013 Photo: Willie Nelson, who performed with Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke in July, will headline a rally for the galvanizing politician September 29th. Gary Miller photo. At his annual 4th of July Picnic near Austin earlier this summer, Willie Nelson welcomed Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke… »»»


Nike sales surge 31% in days after Colin Kaepernick ad unveiled w/videos


The Guardian – By Martin Pengelly – Sat Sep 08, 2018 Photo: Colin Kaepernick former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers NFL team. The Nike ad starring Colin Kaepernick does not appear to have adversely affected sales, an analyst said on Saturday. According to Edison Trends, a digital commerce research company: “Nike sales grew 31%… »»»


Tesla Shaken by a Departure and What Elon Musk Was Smoking on Live Web Show?


NY Times – By Neal E. Boudette/Ceylan Yeginsu – Sept. 07, 2018 Photo: Elon Musk smokes a ‘joint’ on live web show. See video below. Tesla shares dropped sharply on Friday after the electric-car company disclosed that its chief of accounting was leaving the company only weeks after coming aboard. The upheaval in the executive… »»»


The Gaza Strip: Funding for Emergency Fuel Needed Immediately to Avoid Catastrophic Breakdown in Essential Services

By UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Global Research, September 06, 2018 UNOCHA – Occupied Palestinian Territory 5 September 2018 This week, final stocks of emergency fuel will be delivered to critical facilities in the Gaza Strip, through the United Nations-Assisted Emergency Fuel Program. The Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, has written to the donor community requesting immediate… »»»


It’s Time to Get Billionaires Off of Welfare


Time Magazine – By By Bernie Sanders and Ro Khanna – Sep 06, 2018 Photo: Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is the wealthiest person on Earth. Sanders is an Independent Senator from Vermont and Khanna a Democratic Representative from California in the U.S. Congress. Year after year, decade after decade, Republicans in Washington have… »»»


Burning Man’s 747 plane art: mile-high ambition or corporate takeoff?


The Guardian – By Ana Furman – May 2017 – Re-posted Sep 05, 2018 Photo: Boeing for the gold. Photograph: Heidi Kaden/courtesy of Big Imagination. A reconstructed Boeing 747 is a prominent piece at the festival, but some argue its six-figure budget makes it an egregious extravagance that doesn’t fit the vibe. In 2015, a… »»»


Burning Man 2018–the most amazing photos taken from the fabulous to the far out

bjarke-ingels-BIG-ideas-burning-man-orb-reflective-art-piece-designboom-1800 Today – September 03, 2018 Photo: Ariel view of Burning Man 2018. 70,000 people embarked on the annual pilgrimage to burning man, a festival that has taken place in black rock city, nevada, every year since 1986, the desert again offered a blank canvas for creative revellers to construct and enjoy an alternative reality… »»»


Imagine Our Economy as a Game of ‘Monopoly’

shutterstock_1142671391  – By Bill Richardson – Aug 29, 2018 If you set up the board game like our actual economy, the poorest players quickly run out of money and the rich run away with the game. It’s unfair, boring, and exactly what happens in real life. As a sociology professor in community college, I have… »»»


Aretha Franklin: thousands pay respects to ‘Queen of Soul’ in Detroit/Aretha’s last ride


The Guardian – By Imani Mixon/Detroit – 28 Aug 2018 Photo: People file into the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History where the late singer Aretha Franklin will lie in state for two days of public viewing in Detroit Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters. Fans travel from across the US to the Detroit museum where… »»»


‘Hit-and-run’ visit: Irish protesters reject pardon plea from Pope Francis


The Guardian – By Rory Carroll/Ireland Correspondent – Sunday 26 Aug 2018 Photo: A rally walks to a former Magdalene laundry in Dublin as part of the demonstrations against clerical sexual abuse during Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA. Pontiff’s two-day trip cloaked by anger, pain and defiance over clerical sexual abuse and… »»»


Irish PM: time to move Catholic church from centre of society


The Guardian – By Harriet Sherwood/Dublin – Aug 25, 2018 Photo: Irish Prime Minister Leo Vradkar and Pope Francis August 2018. Leo Varadkar’s speech during papal visit focuses on church’s failings over child sexual abuse. The Irish prime minister has called for a new relationship between church and state in which religion is no longer… »»»


Pope Francis Recommends Prayer, Penance, And Fasting After Sexual Abuse Reports


Patheos – By Michael Stone – Aug 20, 2018 In a letter filled with empty rhetoric Pope Francis offers thoughts and prayers while expressing his sorrow that Catholic clergy was once again caught raping and sexually abusing children. CNN reports: Pope Francis has acknowledged “with shame and repentance” the Catholic Church’s failure to act over… »»»


EXCLUSIVE: Catholic Church spent $2M on major N.Y. lobbying firms to block child-sex law reform


The Guardian – By Kenneth Lovett – Re-posted from 5/30/2016 on 8/28/2018 Photo: Timothy Cardinal Dolan heads the state’s Catholic Conference, which in recent years hired major lobby firms to block legislation designed to help child abuse victims seek justice. (James Keivom/New York Daily News). ALBANY — Not leaving it to divine chance, the state… »»»


Burning Man begins under close police scrutiny and sorrow over deaths/10 Principles for Burners


Reno Gazette Journal/USA Today – By Trevor Hughes – August 25, 2018 Photo: The annual Burning Man event centers on building an almost-anything-goes city in the desert for just a week. RENO, Nevada — Tens of thousands of costumed participants flooding into Nevada for the annual Burning Man festival are facing newly toughened law enforcement… »»»


Burning Man threatens to sue Feds over traffic stops


Reno Gazzette Journal – By Jennifer Kane – August 23, 2018 Photo: New ‘War on Drugs’ effort targets drug overdoses in Indian Country. Update: This story has been updated to reflect new information regarding the expected duration of the ongoing law enforcement operations en route to Burning Man and the status of citation records. The… »»»


Burning Man 2018 ALERT–Police Activity on the Road to BRC through Wadsworth & Nixon Indian Rez’s


Burning – Jack Rabbit – August 22, 2018 Photo: Hwy#447 on the road to Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada. We interrupt your packing with some important information about a serious increase in law enforcement activity in and around Nixon, Wadsworth, and other local communities on the way to Black Rock City (you… »»»


California may mandate a woman in the boardroom–but businesses are fighting it


TechCrunch – By Antoinette Siu – Mon 13 Aug 2018 California is moving toward becoming the first state to require companies to have women on their boards –assuming the idea could survive a likely court challenge. Sparked by debates around fair pay, sexual harassment and workplace culture, two female state senators are spearheading a bill… »»»


Thai cave rescue: stateless boys and coach granted citizenship


The Guardian – By Agencies – Wed 08 Aug 2018 Photo: Mongkol Boonpiam receives Thai citizen ID card Photograph: Chiang Rai Public Relations Office Handout/EPA. Three of the young soccer players who were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for almost three weeks were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday. Their coach, Ekapol Chanthawong, 25,… »»»


How Putin and Trump put an end to the war against Syria by Thierry Meyssan

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VOLTAIRE NETWORK | DAMASCUS (SYRIA) | 7 AUGUST 2018 The Western Press continues to support the elite transnational financiers and to scorn the actions of President Trump. This attitude makes it difficult to understand the progress made towards peace in Syria. Thierry Meyssan looks at the agreements reached during the last five months and the rapid progress… »»»


Forty Senate Democrats Join GOP House Democrats to Approve $717 Billion in Military Spending


Common Dreams – By Jake Johnson – August 02, 2018 Photo: US Army paratroopers prepare to board an Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft at Aviano Air Base in Pordenone, Italy, on May 22, 2018. Davide Dalla Massara / The US Army. “Not one op-ed or editorial or talking head on cable news will ask ‘how… »»»


Here’s How ‘Medicare for All’ Would Save Trillions of Dollars


Truthdig – By Margaret Flowers – August 01, 2018 A recent report by the Koch Brothers-funded Mercatus Center at George Mason University found that moving to a National Improved Medicare for All single payer healthcare system would increase federal spending. They analyzed Senator Sanders’ Medicare for All Act and estimated it would increase annual federal… »»»


Violence of Israeli attack on Al Awda becomes clearer – Hunger strike – ‘Freedom’ is Coming #DemandPressFreedom – Israel violates journalists’ rights


Freedom – Staff – August 01, 2018 As most of the participants and crew from AlAwda (The Return) are being deported from their unlawful detention at Givon prison in Israel, we now have a clearer picture of just how much violence was used by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) in their attack on the first… »»»


IOF Violently Boards and Attacks Al Awda Boat of the Freedom Flotilla and Participants


Freedom – Staff – July 31, 2018 Photo: Freedom Flotilla people 2018. The statement made by the Israeli authorities that the Freedom Flotilla Coalition’s Al Awda boat was intercepted, boarded and redirected from Gaza, Palestine to Ashdod, Israel on 29 July without incident is false. According to first hand evidence that we have been… »»»


Freedom Flotilla: Israeli Occupation Forces attacked and boarded our boat–2 Released but most Participants still in Prison–Take Action!


Freedom Flotilla – Staff – July 30, 2018 Freedom Flotilla Coalition News Statement For Immediate Release, Monday July 30, 2018 15:00 CEST. Two people from Al Awda (The Return) have been released, but most of the crew and participants are still in unlawful detention at Givon prison in Israel. We are still gravely concerned for… »»»


*UPDATE* Freedom Flotilla boat carrying medical supplies for Gaza hijacked by Israeli forces


Freedom Flotilla News – By Staff – 29 July, 2018 The motor vessel Al Awda (The Return), traveling in international waters towards Palestinian waters, 49 nautical miles from the port in Gaza City, has been contacted by the Israeli Occupation Forces navy and warned. The Israeli navy claims our ship is breaking international law and… »»»


US the ‘Worst Place in the World’ to Give Birth: USA Today Investigation


Common Dreams – By Andrea Germanos – Fri July 27, 2018 Photo: “It’s a failure at all levels, at national organization levels and at the local hospital leadership levels as well,” said Dr. Steven Clark, a leading childbirth safety expert. (Photo: steve_h/flickr/cc) Half of the 700 deaths that happen each year could be prevented with… »»»


Backstage with Van ‘The Man’ Morrison includes bio, pics and music videos


No Lies Radio Music – By Teri Perticone – July 28, 2018 Photo: Van Morrison Irish Singer/Songwriter. Sir George Ivan “Van” Morrison, OBE[1] (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and producer. In 2016, he was knighted for his musical achievements and his services to tourism and charitable causes in Northern Ireland…. »»»


Huge Win For Trump As North Korea Keeps Its Promises

WeAreChange Published on Jul 27, 2018 In this video, Jason Bermas of WeAreChange gives you the latest breaking news on North Korea keeping its promises to the United States. Kim Jun Un has made good on his promises to Donald Trump regarding returning fallen US soldiers from the Korean War and appears to have begun… »»»


American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths


Truthdig – By Lee Camp – July 25, 2018 Our society should’ve collapsed by now. You know that, right? No society should function with this level of inequality (with the possible exception of one of those prison planets in a “Star Wars” movie). Sixty-three percent of Americans can’t afford a $500 emergency. Yet Amazon head… »»»


Mastering Mercury Retrograde – the Good, the Bad and the In-Between

Mercury-Retrograde-e1531243860461 – By Lee Coleman – July 18, 2018 MERCURY RETROGRADE JULY 2018 DATES Stations: July 25 in Leo Retrograde: July 26 in Leo Direct: August 19 in Leo Based on Pacific Standard (PST) MERCURY IN ASTROLOGY Of all the planets that wander in the night sky, Mercury wanders most swiftly – fitting for the… »»»


How tech’s richest plan to save themselves after the apocalypse


The Guardian – By Douglas Rushkoff for Medium – Tue 24 Jul 2018 Photo: ‘The Event was their euphemism for the environmental collapse, social unrest, nuclear explosion, virus, or hack that takes everything down.’ Illustration: Matt Huynh. Silicon Valley’s elite are hatching plans to escape disaster – and when it comes, they’ll leave the rest… »»»


Inside story of the last Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon


The Washington Post – By Alex Horton – July 16, 2018 Photo: The Blockbuster store in Bend, Ore. (Sandi Harding) A man parked his motorcycle on the sidewalk Saturday morning, ruining the aesthetic of the last remaining Blockbuster in the contiguous United States. “You can’t park there,” general manager Sandi Harding told the man as… »»»


Launch of Medicare for All Caucus as 62 House Democrats Demand Healthcare for Every American ‘From the Day They’re Born’


Common Dreams – By Jake Johnson – Thu July 19, 2018 Photo: “We know what the solution is: Medicare for All. The problem is the influence and power of the hospitals and the drug companies and the for-profit insurance companies,” said Public Citizen president Robert Weissman. (Photo: Rep. Pramila Jayapal/Twitter). With the enthusiastic backing of… »»»


After Warning of ‘Large and Painful Military Operation,’ Israel Begins Massive Bombing of Gaza


Common Dreams – By Jake Johnson – Fri July 20, 2018 Photo: A fireball exploding in Gaza City during Israeli bombardment on July 20, 2018. Israeli aircraft and tanks hit targets throughout the Gaza Strip. “Israeli snipers shoot and kill scores of unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza, including kids, then calls it self-defense. When a… »»»


In Fiery Exchange, Warren Tells Trump Nominee Kathy Kraninger Her Role in Cruel Child Detention ‘a Moral Stain That Will Follow You for the Rest of Your Life’


Common Dreams – By Jessica Corbett – Thu July 19, 2018 Photo: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks during a Senate confirmation hearing July 19, 2018 on Capitol Hill. (Photo: C-SPAN). “And if the Senate votes to give a big promotion to you after this,” the Massachusetts senator said, “then it is a stain on the… »»»


As Bezos Becomes Richest Man in Modern History, Amazon Workers Mark #PrimeDay With Strikes Against Low Pay and Brutal Conditions


Common Dreams – By Jake Johnson – Tue July 17, 2018 Photo: In solidarity with striking workers throughout Europe, many in the U.S. and throughout the world are calling for boycotts of “Prime Day,” which lasts 36 hours. (Photo: PBS). “Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has just become the richest man in recorded history—surpassing $150 billion… »»»


From Russia–Breaking a downward spiral: Trump-Putin meeting a breakthrough regardless of practical outcome


Russia Today – Staff – 16 July 2018 Photo: FILE PHOTO © Carlos Barria / Reuters. The US and Russian leaders will meet in an atmosphere of open animosity towards Russia in the West. In this context, the very fact of the meeting, which part of the US establishment sought to derail, could be deemed… »»»


Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels


The Guardian – Damian Carrington – Thu 12 July 2018 Photo: A message to the Irish government to divest from fossil fuels is spelled out in lights in front of the lower house of parliament. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland/Trócaire/ The Republic of Ireland will become the world’s first country to sell off its investments in… »»»


FBI Chief Mueller Drops Indictments against Russia Intel Ops. as Deep State Panics Over Trump-Putin Summit

By Helen Buyniski Global Research, July 15, 2018 On the eve of Trump’s historic meeting with Vladimir Putin – with Russia-US relations at their worst since the fall of the USSR – Grand Inquisitor Robert Mueller handed down 12 indictments of Russian military intelligence operatives accused of participating in the 2016 hacks of the DNC, DCC and Clinton presidential campaign. This is… »»»


North Korea Advances in Sustainable Farming and Renewable Energy

By Kim Soobok Global Research, July 12, 2018 Read earlier installments here: Part I, II, III. On my visit to the Namhung Youth Chemical Complex in 2012, I learned about the place as merely a production plant for chemical fertilizers and plastic products. The total number of people at the plant at the time was 12,000, but they said… »»»


Thailand cave rescue sparks celebration of ‘mission impossible’ w/Video ‘Meet the British divers’


The Guardian – By Michael Safi/Jacob Goldberg & Veena Thoopkrajae in Mae Sai – Jul 10, 2018 Photo: The 12 boys and their football coach were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks. Composite: Various. The last four boys and a football coach trapped inside a northern Thailand cave for… »»»


WeWork–Elon Musk’s nonprofit bid for Fort Scott development in Presidio San Francisco


San Francisco Chronicle – Roland Li – July 3, 2018 Photo: The Golden Gate Bridge rises behind buildings at Fort Scott in the Presidio. Tech companies like WeWork and OpenAI are interested in developing the historic site. Noah Berger / Special to The Chronicle. Davos by the Golden Gate Bridge, anyone? Startup labs? How about… »»»


Ann Wright is LIVE with the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza crew landed in Corsica & having a BBQ


Freedom Flotilla LIVE – By Ann Wright & crew – July 07, 2018 Photo: Freedom Flotilla #3. Ann Wright is with the Freedom Flotilla landed just outside of Corsica, Morocco having a BBQ with other Palestinian supporters. Ann gives an update of the Freedom Flotilla’s upcoming ports, a tour of the ship & some of… »»»


California Dreaming: Cannabis Cash, Public Banks—and the State’s Own Mini-Fed?


Truthdig – By Ellen Brown – July 03, 2018 Photo: A medical marijuana shop at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, Calif. (Adam Jones / CC BY-SA 2.0). Spurred by the heavily cash-reliant cannabis industry, Los Angeles residents will be the first in the country to vote on a public banking mandate, after the City Council… »»»



Is the U.S. About to Give Up on Its Lawless and Catastrophic Adventure in Syria?

July 2, 2018 · by Patrick Lawrence · in Alternet, Articles The sooner the U.S. closes up shop in Syria, the better. The crisis in Syria, now seven years running, is on the brink of a decisive turn. In a short while, the Assad government will either succeed or fail in its efforts to restore Syrian sovereignty in the most… »»»


Protester scales Statue of Liberty on the 4th of July/NYPD Arrests Protester


NY Daily News – By Ginger Adams Otis/Victoria Bekiempis/John Annese – July 05, 2018 Photo: Therese Patricia Okoumou climbs the Statue of Librerty to protest Trumps & ICE’s immigrant policies. The protester, identified as Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44, was seen scaling the base of the statue about 3 p.m., moments after the group Rise and… »»»


Hundreds of Thousands Take to Streets to Protest Trump’s ‘Zero-Humanity’ Policies


Common Dreams – Staff – Sat June 30, 2018 Photo: Thousands protest Trumps’s immigration policies across the nation. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets Saturday to protest against Donald Trump and his immigration policies in big cities and small towns across the 50 states. Trump, who spent the day playing golf at his resort… »»»


More than 500 arrested as women rally in D.C. to protest Trump’s immigration policy


Chicago Tribune – By Marissa J. Lang/Washington Post – June 28, 2018 Photo: Hundreds of activists protest the Trump administration’s approach to illegal border crossings and separation of children from immigrant parents, in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP). They came from… »»»


Mexico’s ‘Bernie Sanders’ Wins in a Huge Historic Landslide With Mandate to Reshape the Nation


Common Dreams – By Staff – Sun July 01, 2018 Photo: Mexico’s new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. AMLO is definitely the Bernie Sanders of Mexico. BREAKING Progressive anti-Trump candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been elected president of Mexico on Sunday in an apparent landslide victory. Exit polls gave AMLO, as his supporters call… »»»


How Billionaires Become Billionaires

By Prof. James Petras Global Research, July 01, 2018 Global Research 5 October 2017 First published by Global Research on October 5, 2017 America has the greatest inequalities, highest mortality rate, most regressive taxes, and largest public subsidies for bankers and billionaires of any developed capitalist country. In this essay we will discuss the socio-economic roots… »»»


The Two “Superpowers”: Who Really Controls the Two Countries?

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Global Research, July 01, 2018 Among the ruling interests in the US, one interest even more powerful than the Israel Lobby—the Deep State of the military/security complex— there is enormous fear that an uncontrollable President Trump at the upcoming Putin/Trump summit will make an agreement that will bring to an end… »»»


‘Seismic Political Upset’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a Landslide Over Wall Street Favorite Joe Crowley


Common Dreams – By Jake Johnson – Tue June 26, 2018 Photo:Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez toppled Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’. “He had the machine. He had the money. He had the power. We had the people. Now we have the power. And we’re here to stay… Welcome to the political revolution.” Overcoming… »»»


Paris banned the boats of the Freedom Flotilla moored on the Seine


The Silver Telegram – By Jan Hartman – June 20, 2018 Photo: French police prevented two of the four heading to Gaza boat “freedom Flotilla” to dock in Paris on the way to the Palestinian enclave they wrapped in Paris to refuel. According to Reuters, participants of the flotilla was met by a crowd of… »»»


After Weeks of Lies and Cruel Family Separations, Trump Says He Will Sign Order to Save Children From Horror He Created


Common Dreams – By Jake Johnson – Wednesday, June 20, 2018 < Photo: Trump signs Executive order to keep immigrant families together at border. “Mr. President, have a heart for a change. Take that goddamn pen of yours and do away with this horrendous inhumane policy of yours that rips children from the arms of… »»»


Sessions’ Separation of Families Results in Charges of Child Abuse and Immorality From His Own United Methodist Church


Common Dreams – By Julia Conley – Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Photo: In a formal complaint, more than 600 members and clergy of the United Methodist Church brought charges against Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his enforcement of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. (Photo: Brynn Anderson/AP). “We have an ethical obligation to speak… »»»


Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand Up?

By Philip Giraldi Global Research, June 19, 2018 I had coffee with a foreign friend a week ago. The subject of Donald Trump inevitably came up and my friend said that he was torn between describing Trump as a genius or as an idiot, but was inclined to lean towards genius. He explained that Trump was willy-nilly establishing… »»»


Trump administration scrambles as outrage grows over border separations w/video’s


The Guardian – By David Smith/Washington – Mon 18 Jun 2018 Photo: Emotional with tears in her eyes Yoland Verona of Tijuana, Mexico bends down to hug her daughter at separated families fleeting re-union at the border. Charlie Neuman. Homeland security secretary claims administration is simply enforcing the law as photos and audio of… »»»


Eurydice Dixon: how one woman’s death put focus on ‘male rage’ in Australia


The Guardian – By Gay Alcorn – Tue 19 Jun 2018 Photo: Eurydice Dixon, a comedian and feminist. A man has been charged with rape and murder after her body was found in a Melbourne park. Photograph: Facebook. The alleged rape and murder of a comedian has sparked anger about attitudes to women. When Eurydice… »»»


Trump Confounds the Media Pundits

By Philip Giraldi Global Research, June 15, 2018 Strategic Culture Foundation 14 June 2018 What will come out of this week’s summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea remains to be seen, and one must hope for the best, but the bullets are already beginning to fly in the US media with The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof declaring impulsively somewhat… »»»


US to suspend military exercises with South Korea in exchange for North Korean denuclearisation pledge


The Guardian – By Julian Borger in Singapore – Tue 12 Jun 2018 Photo: Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump shake hands in Singapore June 12, 2018. When Trump met Kim: what happened at the Singapore summit – video highlights The US has agreed to suspend military exercises with South Korea in return for a commitment… »»»


Trump and Kim Jong-un arrive in Singapore for historic summit


The Guardian – By Benjamin Haas in Singapore – Sun 10 Jun 2018 Photo: President Donald Trump arrives at Paya Lebar airbase on Sunday for a summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP. Donald Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, have arrived in Singapore two days before a historic… »»»


Marky Ramone Remembers Anthony Bourdain: ‘He Was a True Punk’


Rolling Stone – By Marky Ramone – June 08, 2018 Photo: Anthony Bourdain and Marky Ramone. Michael Gobo/BFA/REX Shutterstock, Paul Porter/BFA/REX Shutterstock. “People should remember him as a talented, punk-rock chef who was an integral part of starting the chef/rock-star scene,” drummer says. For close to 20 years, Anthony Bourdain and Marky Ramone would meet… »»»


Naomi Klein: 4,645 Deaths in Puerto Rico From Hurricane Maria Were “State-Sponsored Mass Killing”


Truthout – by Amy Goodman/Juan González of Democracy Now! – 6/06/2018 We look at Puerto Rico as it continues to recover from Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island last September. Researchers at Harvard recently revealed the death toll from Hurricane Maria may be a staggering 70 times higher than the official count. The official death… »»»


Emotional ‘welcome home’ & apology for Magdalene Laundry survivors held in Dublin w/video’s


BBC News – By Christina McSorley & Erinn Kerr – June 06, 2018 Photo: The Good Shepherd Convent, Magdalene Laundry, Cork, Ireland, (now derelict) first opened on the 29th July 1872 and operated as an *orphanage* and a Magdalen laundry until the late 1970s. Irish President Michael D Higgins has apologised to thousands of women… »»»


All eyes on Canada as first G7 nation prepares to make marijuana legal


The Guardian – Serena Ross/Montreal – Wed 6 Jun 2018 From crime to health to business, Canada’s decision to legalize marijuana is a grand progressive experiment that promises to answer a host of questions. When Canopy Growth opened its first cannabis factory in an old chocolate plant near Ottawa four years ago, it did so… »»»


Freedom Flotilla: PHOTOS in Germany: Kiel, Brunsbüttel, Wilhelmshaven


Freedom – Staff – May 27, 2018 Upcoming ports Jersey: Al Awda (The Return) is scheduled to arrive June 5 in the morning, and depart June 5 in the evening. Brighton: Freedom is scheduled to arrive June 5, and depart June 8. La Rochelle : Al Awda (The Return) is scheduled to arrive June… »»»


Blackstone, BlackRock or a Public Bank? Putting California’s Funds to Work

Posted on May 26, 2018 by Ellen Brown California has over $700 billion parked in private banks earning minimal interest, private equity funds that contributed to the affordable housing crisis, or shadow banks of the sort that caused the banking collapse of 2008. These funds, or some of them, could be transferred to an infrastructure bank that… »»»


Fox in the Hen House: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

Posted on April 22, 2018 by Ellen Brown The Fed is aggressively raising interest rates, although inflation is contained, private debt is already at 150% of GDP, and rising variable rates could push borrowers into insolvency. So what is driving the Fed’s push to “tighten”? On March 31st the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate for the… »»»


Edward Snowden: ‘The people are still powerless, but now they’re aware’


The Guardian – By Ewen MacAskill & Alex Hern – Mon 04 Jun 2018 Photo: Edward Snowden remains in exile in Russia. Photograph: Alan Rusbridger for the Guardian Edward Snowden has no regrets five years on from leaking the biggest cache of top-secret documents in history. He is wanted by the US. He is in… »»»


Video: “9/11 Justice: Every Nation, Every Citizen”. Lawyer’s Committee for 9/11 Inquiry Reinforced by 3000 Architects and Engineers Press Conference, Brussels on May 14th 2018

By Dr. Eric Beeth Global Research, June 04, 2018 Richard Gage and Barbara Honegger were recently on a European tour entitled “9/11 Justice: Every Nation, Every Citizen”. Driving into Brussels, they passed by the $ 1.4 Billion new NATO HQ, and Barbara discovered that on May 25th 2017, President Trump had been there to dedicate a piece of twisted steel… »»»


Trump’s ‘cruel’ measures pushing US inequality to dangerous level, UN warns

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The Guardian – By Ed Pilkington – Fri Jun 01, 2018 Photo: Rolling Acres Mall, Ohio by Seph Lawless. Scorching report on poverty finds ‘systematic attack on welfare program’ will leave millions deprived of food and healthcare. Donald Trump is deliberately forcing millions of Americans into financial ruin, cruelly depriving them of food and other… »»»


Trump Set To Legalize Medical Marijuana In All 50 States


USA Health Times – Admin – May 29, 2018 President Trump is set to sign legislation which will make medical marijuana federally legal for terminally ill patients. The bill, known as the “Right to Try Act,” will prohibit the FDA from banning natural cures, and allow patients to try medications that have not been approved… »»»


Jersey welcomes Freedom Flotilla vessel Al Awda (The Return)


Freedom – Staff – June 01, 2018 The Freedom Flotilla Coalition’s 64 foot long boat Al Awda (The Return) is scheduled to arrive in St Helier, Jersey, in the Channel Islands on Tuesday 5 June and will stay for one day. This will be the first time that one of our boats has entered… »»»


Freedom Flotilla statement on Israeli interception of Gaza Flotilla


Freedom – Staff – Tuesday 29 May, 2018 The Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) condemns Israel’s brutal act of state piracy in attacking the aptly named Hurriya (Liberty) vessel which attempted to leave the port of Gaza today filled with people needing urgent medical assistance as well as students and crew, as they attempted to… »»»


Hundreds Arrested Nationwide as Poor People’s Campaign Demands ‘End to the War Economy’


Common Dreams – By Jake Johnson – Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Photo: In its demands unveiled last month, the Poor People’s Campaign called for “a reallocation of resources from the military budget to education, healthcare, jobs, and green infrastructure needs, and strengthening a Veterans Administration system that must remain public.” (Photo: Poor People’s Campaign/Twitter). “We… »»»


Mike Keegan presents “From Vedic Russia With Love: The Restoration of Love to Families”_ on Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad Radio

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Coming Up Wednesday, May 30th — Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8am Pacific * 11am Eastern * 16:00 GMT Sunday encore at 2pm Pacific * 5pm Eastern * 21:00 GMT   EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST: Mike Keegan presents “From Vedic Russia With Love: The Restoration of Love to Families”   This Why does Russia terrify the masters… »»»


Roseanne cancelled: ABC scraps sitcom after star’s ‘abhorrent’ tweets


The Guardian – By Jake Nevins – Tue 29 May 2018 Photo: Roseanne said she would be quitting Twitter. ABC said: ‘Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.’ Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters. Roseanne Barr’s revived sitcom has been cancelled after she posted a racist… »»»


Freedom Flotilla ‘prepared for everything’ despite facing German harassment


The New Arab – 27 May, 2018 Photo: Freedom Flotilla is heading towards Gaza. Freedom Flotilla organisers say they are stuck on German waters as port authorities refuse to let them dock. Freedom Flotilla organisers say they are facing logistical difficulties in Germany as the convoy attempts to head towards the besieged Gaza Strip. After… »»»


Jane Fonda: ‘I’m 80! I keep pinching myself. I can’t believe it!’


The Guardian – By Sophie Heawood – May 27, 2018 Photo: Oh, I just feel damn lucky. I retired for 15 years. I left at 50 and came back at 65’: Jane Fonda. Photograph: Arthur Mola/Invision/AP. Jane Fonda is as outspoken, mischievous and political as ever. She talks to Sophie Heawood about racism, cosmetic surgery… »»»


Ireland votes by landslide to legalise abortion


The Guardian – By Henry McDonald & Emma Graham-Harrison/Dublin Lisa O’Carroll/Roscommon – Sat 26 May 2018 Photo: Women in Dublin react as results begin to come in Saturday on Ireland’s referendum on amending the Irish Constitution. (Peter Morrison / AP) Ireland has voted by a landslide to legalise abortion in a stunning outcome that marks… »»»


Freedom Flotilla to Gaza in Wilhelmshafen, Germany, May 26-28


Freedom Flotilla – May 24, 2018 The Freedom Flotilla ship Al Awda (The Return), together with Ship to Gaza Sweden vessels Hurriya (Freedom), Falestine (Palestine) and Mairead (named for Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire who previously sailed against the blockade) arrive in Wilhelmshafen from Brünsbuttel on Saturday May 26 and will be in port in… »»»


Freedom Flotilla “Al Awda” (The Return) Boarded & Searched by German Coast Guard en route to Kiel


Freedom – May 23, 2018 Just before noon local time, the Freedom Flotilla vessel Al Awda (The Return) was boarded by the German Coast Guard, at the orders of the German Ministry of Interior. They collected all the passports on board, wrote down everyone’s personal data, searched the vessel thoroughly, asked for detailed information… »»»


Freedom Flotilla to Gaza in Kiel May 23-24 Sailing for the Right to a Just Future for Palestine


Freedom Flotilla – May 23, 2018 The Freedom Flotilla ship Al Awda (The Return), together with Ship to Gaza Sweden vessels Hurriya (Freedom), Falestine (Palestine) and Mairead (named for Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire who previously sailed against the blockade) arrive in Kiel from Copenhagen on Wednesday May 23 and will be in port in… »»»


Palestinians Seek International Criminal Court Investigation of Israel in the Netherlands


Truthdig – By Mike Corder/The Associated Press – May 22, 2018 Photo: Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki. THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Calling it a “historic step” toward justice, the Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people. The development… »»»


A New Flotilla Steams Towards Gaza Elizabeth Murray is aboard a new flotilla to highlight the illegality of the 12-year old blockade that is choking the people of Gaza.

By Elizabeth Murray Global Research, May 23, 2018 Consortiumnews 22 May 2018 Featured image: Al Awda (The Return): Ship Murray is sailing on to Gaza. Aboard the Al Awda “Islands Brygge,” an idyllic harbor park that stretches along the east bank of Copenhagen, was alive with a celebratory crowd on Monday as three ships were about to… »»»


Among the Persians: Iranians want to be friends with Americans but Israel hates the idea

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PHILIP GIRALDI • MAY 22, 2018 The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media I have just spent a week in Mashad and Tehran Iran, speaking at an international conference on the future of Jerusalem as well as other related issues while also meeting with a broad… »»»


Letter from Iran: Mr. Trump, You Have Been Served Top officials, including former CIA officers, Pentagon officials, US Army officers and former diplomats demand explanation of Israeli actions

By Pepe Escobar Global Research, May 22, 2018 Asia Times 19 May 2018 Featured image: President visit the Western Wall, Jerusalem, May 22, 2017. (Photo credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv) In a letter addressed to President Donald Trump, with copies to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the UN Security Council, four top former officials at the… »»»


Poor People’s Campaign Kicks Off in Washington, D.C.


Truthdig – By Emily Wells – May 14, 2018 Photo: The Revs. William Barber II and Liz Theoharis, co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign, kick off six weeks of nonviolent direct action in Washington, D.C. (Michael Nigro). Thousands of activists and civil rights advocates gathered in Washington, D.C., Monday for the Poor People’s Campaign, an… »»»


Elderly people should smoke POT to prevent memory loss


Daily Mail – By Mia De Graaf – Re-posted May 12, 2018 Cannabis could help prevent memory loss in the elderly, a new study has found. Researchers in Germany, who are set to begin human trials later this year, say the drug may even help delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by slowing the brain’s… »»»


Backstage Recalls Pete Seeger’s Controversial Performance on the Smothers Brothers Show in 1968 w/video


Global Research – By Dreier Peter – Re-posted May 09, 2018 Photo: Featured image: Pete Seeger performing in 1986. Seeger had been blacklisted as a communist and this gutsy defiance of a corporate media giant marked his return to the mainstream cultural scene. Fifty years ago, folk singer Pete Seeger performed the controversial anti-war song… »»»


Boxed in: life inside the ‘coffin cubicles’ of Hong Kong – in pictures


The Guardian – By Benny Lam – Re-posted May 07, 2018 Photo: These small, wooden boxes of 15 sq ft, are known as ‘coffin cubicles’. Photographer Benny Lam has documented the suffocating living conditions in Hong Kong’s subdivided flats, recording the lives of these hidden communities. Photo: Cage homes are minuscule rooms lived in by… »»»

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