It’s time to pull the plug on corporate welfare: Amazon’s HQ2 deal represents what’s wrong with American politics


The Guardian – By Zephyr Teachout and Ron Kim – Fri 7 Dec 2018 Photo: Local residents, community groups and activists staged multiple rallies around the city, including near the proposed site, protesting against the decision. Photograph: Bebeto Matthews/AP. Political and business leaders often say that conflict creates opportunities. A few weeks ago, Andrew Cuomo… »»»


Israel’s New War of Attrition on Jerusalem’s Palestinians

By Jonathan Cook Global Research, December 04, 2018 Czech president Milos Zeman offered Benjamin Netanyahu’s ultra-nationalist government a fillip during his visit to Israel last week. He inaugurated a cultural and trade centre, Czech House, just outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls. At the opening, he expressed hope it would serve as a precursor to his country relocating its embassy… »»»


Backstage honors Rock Icon Tom Petty w/bio, pics & music video’s


No Lies Radio Music – By Teri Perticone – December 01, 2018 Photo: Tom Petty American singer/songwriter and guitarist who found fame with the Heartbreakers. The Guardian – By Adam Sweeting – Tuesday October 03, 2017 Last week the rock star Tom Petty, who has died after suffering a cardiac arrest aged 66, and his… »»»


Keith Preston on “Thinkers Against Modernity”__on Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad Radio

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Coming Up  Thursday, November 29th– Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8am Pacific * 11am Eastern * 16:00 GMT Sunday encore at 2pm Pacific * 5pm Eastern * 21:00 GMT EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST:  Keith Preston on “Thinkers Against Modernity” Keith Preston is a notable anarchist thinker and incisive critic of Secular Humanist Idiocy Tending Towards Political Correctness… »»»


Is Poland The Worst Nightmare For The Globalist?

WeAreChange Published on Nov 13, 2018 Luke joins you from Poland where they just celebrated 100 years of independence in mass! Luke who is actually a Polish citizen delves into the topic about the media framing it as a far-right national independence March. What is the truth about the historic event, and is Poland the… »»»


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,… »»»


Cory Booker uses anti-Semitic massacre as an excuse to dismiss Palestinians rights

Phil Weiss and Donald Johnson on November 5, 2018 Mondoweiss New Jersey Senator Cory Booker says that the Pittsburgh massacre has led him to support the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. He becomes the first politician to use the killings of 11 Jews to take a racist position against Palestinian rights. His move should be described exactly that way, as… »»»


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… »»»


Discussing travels with Eric Walberg; Rolf Lindgren and Greg Felton wonder whether pipe bombs are false flag__on Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad Radio

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Coming Up  Monday, October 29th– Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8am Pacific * 11am Eastern * 16:00 GMT Sunday encore at 2pm Pacific * 5pm Eastern * 21:00 GMT EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST: Discussing travels with Eric Walberg; Rolf Lindgren and Greg Felton wonder whether pipe bombs are false flag First hour: Geopolitical analyst Eric Walberg, author… »»»


E. Michael Jones: Kavanagh battle = “Catholics vs. Jews”—why can’t we talk about this?__on Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad Radio

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Coming Up Thursday, October 25th– Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8am Pacific * 11am Eastern * 16:00 GMT Sunday encore at 2pm Pacific * 5pm Eastern * 21:00 GMT EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST: E. Michael Jones: Kavanagh battle = “Catholics vs. Jews”—why can’t we talk about this? Leading Catholic intellectual E. Michael Jones discusses his new article “The… »»»


The White Helmets Ride Again How easy it is to give awards to terrorists

By Philip Giraldi Global Research, October 23, 2018 I am often asked to explain why countries like Iran appear to be so aggressive, involving themselves in foreign wars and seeking to create alliances that they know will provoke the worst and most paranoid responses from some of their neighbors. My response is invariably that perceptions of… »»»


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… »»»


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… »»»


Truth and Justice Musical Artist Vic Sadot _on Backstage

This show was broadcast October 13, 2018. It is now archived here — Use Player Coming up Saturday & Sunday at 3pm Pacific – 6pm Eastern – 22:00 GMTWill be archived here after the broadcasts. On Backstage: Teri Perticone interviews Truth and Justice Musical Artist Vic Sadot Vic Sadot has the hit tunes Are You… »»»


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… »»»


Understanding Patriarchy


Films For Action – By Bell Hooks – Re-posted Oct 02, 2018 Patriarchy is the single most life-threatening social disease assaulting the male body and spirit in our nation. Yet most men do not use the word “patriarchy” in everyday life. Most men never think about patriarchy—what it means, how it is created and sustained…. »»»


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… »»»


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… »»»


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… »»»


Palestine: The Testbed for Trump’s Plan to Tear Up the Rules-based International Order

By Jonathan Cook Global Research, September 21, 2018 Washington’s decision to intensify swinging aid cuts to the Palestinians – the latest targets include cancer patients and peace groups – reveals more than a simple determination to strong-arm the Palestinian leadership to the negotiating table.  Under cover of a supposed peace effort, or “deal of the century”,… »»»


Life-After-Death and Ghost-Related Encounters _ on PSI Saturday


This show was broadcast September 22, 2018. It is now archived here — Use Player Every Saturday 7:00 pm Pacific – 10:00 pm Eastern – 03:00 GMT (Sunday) Will be archived here after the broadcast by Monday. PSI SATURDAY — explorations in Paranormal research Coming up Saturday: Life-After-Death and Ghost-Related Encounters. — John ZaffisGene Steinberg… »»»


Stop Killing and Dying in Afghanistan: Now More Than Ever

Posted on September 17, 2018 by DavidSwanson Washington’s Blog The Richmond (Va.) Times Dispatch recently published an editorial, republished by other papers with the headline: “Remembering why we still fight in Afghanistan.” It’s a rather striking piece of writing, because it does not even attempt to offer a single reason why anyone would “fight” in Afghanistan. The headline, however, suggests that someone… »»»


Emboldened by Trump, Israel Bombs Damascus International Airport

By Miri Wood Global Research, September 16, 2018 Syria News Emboldened by Trump’s continuing threats to protect al-Qaeda in Syria, Israel has chosen the joyous occasion of the Damascus 60th International Fair…to bomb Damascus International Airport. Not that it matters to Israel — or to Trump — it is a war crime to bomb civilian planes and… »»»


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… »»»


Bid to Starve 2 Million Palestinians into Submission as Trump Repays Zionist Backer Netanyahu for His Presidency

By Hans Stehling Global Research, September 14, 2018 As the Trump-Netanyahu conspiracy to destroy the indigenous people of former Palestine gathers pace: as the numbers of unemployed and starving in Gaza increase by the hour: as those without electricity, food and shelter reach crisis point: as disease and contagion spread – the world watches in silence… »»»


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… »»»


Trump administration to triple size of Texas tent camp for migrant children


The Washington Post – Nick Miroff – September 11, 2018 Photo: Migrant children move between tents at a shelter in Tornillo, Tex. (Mike Blake/Reuters). A tent camp for migrant children in the desert outside El Paso will expand to accommodate a growing number of Central American children crossing the border, the Department of Health and… »»»


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


Designboom.com/USA 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’


otherwords.org  – 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… »»»


Freezing Humanitarian Support to Palestine: Trump Administration Pressuring Nations to Stop Funding The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

By Stephen Lendman Global Research, September 02, 2018 Both  Trump and Netanyahu want the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) eliminated – pretending millions of Palestinian refugees don’t exist. Established in 1949, it provides healthcare, education and other vital social services for millions of displaced Palestinians – in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon… »»»


E. Michael Jones on why the Pope should resign; Brian Ruhe continues the conversation on religion and sexuality_ on Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad Radio

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Coming Up Monday, September 3rd– Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8am Pacific * 11am Eastern * 16:00 GMT Sunday encore at 2pm Pacific * 5pm Eastern * 21:00 GMT EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST: E. Michael Jones on why the Pope should resign; Brian Ruhe continues the conversation on religion and sexuality     First hour: E. Michael… »»»


Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil_on PSI Saturday


This show was broadcast September 1, 2018. It is now archived here — Use Player Every Saturday 7:00 pm Pacific * 10:00 pm Eastern * 03:00 GMT (Sunday) Will be archived here after the broadcast by Monday. PSI SATURDAY — explorations in Paranormal research Coming up Saturday: Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil EMMA BRAGDON, Ph.D…. »»»


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… »»»


Who is Pope Francis? Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Argentina’s “Dirty War” Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Argentina’s “Dirty War”

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, August 29, 2018 Global Research 14 March 2013 From the inception of his Vatican mandate in March 2013 until the recent sex scandal revelations in early 2018, Pope Francis has been portrayed by the Western media and the international community as a left leaning champion of “Liberation Theology” committed to World… »»»


The Other Side of John McCain: If the paeans to McCain by diverse political climbers seems detached from reality, it’s because they reflect the elite view of U.S. military interventions as a chess game, with the millions killed by unprovoked aggression mere statistics, says Max Blumenthal.

By Max Blumenthal Global Research, August 28, 2018 Consortiumnews 27 August 2018 As the Cold War entered its final act in 1985, journalist Helena Cobban participated in an academic conference at an upscale resort near Tucson, Arizona, on U.S.-Soviet interactions in the Middle East. When she attended what was listed as the “Gala Dinner with keynote speech”, she quickly… »»»


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… »»»


The Vanishing Idealism of Burning Man/History of the Burn


The New Republic Magazine – By Jillian Steinhauer – August 22, 2018 Photo: “The Tangled Bank” (2009) by Rod Garrett and Larry Harvey. (Scott London). Artists head to the desert to build a utopia. But does their work hold up in the real world? Last summer, 69,493 people went out into the desert to build… »»»


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


Burning Man.org – 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… »»»


Israel’s Intention to Annex the West Bank Revealed

By Maan News Agency Global Research, August 21, 2018 Ma’an News Agency 20 August 2018 Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, warned on Monday that the Israeli government’s response to the petition, filed to the Israeli Supreme Court, signals Israel’s intention to proceed with annexation of the occupied West Bank. The Israeli government… »»»


Coyote is The Government – The Fire Next Time? and Rebecca Gordon on Nicaragua and Central America _ on Anti-War Progressive Teach-in

Every Saturday – Anti-War – Progressive Truth Teach-inComing up at 9am Pacific * 12 Noon Eastern * 17:00 GMT Coyote is The Government – The Fire Next Time? and Rebecca Gordon on Nicaragua and Central America As California burns in the summer of 2018 I remember the words of a Native American Elder. I met… »»»


Backstage with ‘The Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin–RIP


No Lies Radio Music – By Teri Perticone – August 16, 2018 Photo: Aretha Franklin Singer/Songwriter. Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942 to August 16, 2018) in Memphis,Tennessee was an American singer and songwriter. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel in Detroit, Michigan where the family had relocated by her 5th… »»»


Exposing The Monsters Among Us!

WeAreChange Published on Aug 17, 2018 In this video, Jason Bermas goes over the latest scandal in Pennsylvania were more than 300 Priests abused over a thousand children during a seven-decade timespan! However, this abuse is not new and is not isolated to just the Catholic religion. Join Jason in exposing the monsters among us…. »»»


Lauren Booth, Rabia speak out on spirituality, politics, and much more!_ on Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad Radio

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Coming Up Thursday, August 16th– Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8am Pacific * 11am Eastern * 16:00 GMT Sunday encore at 2pm Pacific * 5pm Eastern * 21:00 GMT EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST: Lauren Booth, Rabia speak out on spirituality, politics, and much more!Sean Gabb on censorship…and how to stop it Islamophobes (a category which includes many… »»»


‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin gravely ill, ‘in hospice care’


Yahoo News – By Jeff Kowalsky – Aug 13, 2018 Photo: Recent pic of Aretha Franklin. Detroit (AFP) – Music legend Aretha Franklin is gravely ill and reportedly receiving hospice care, friends of the singer said Monday, as prayers and well wishes poured in for the Grammy-winning “Queen of Soul.” The 76-year-old Franklin — who… »»»


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… »»»


T. Mark Hightower and Ibrahim Soudy: Is religion the problem or the solution?_ on Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad Radio

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Coming Up Monday, August 6th– Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8am Pacific * 11am Eastern * 16:00 GMT Sunday encore at 2pm Pacific * 5pm Eastern * 21:00 GMT EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST: T. Mark Hightower and Ibrahim Soudy: Is religion the problem or the solution? Mark Hightower is a “recovered dispensationalist” First hour: Retired NASA engineer… »»»


An Account From a Doctor on Board the Freedom Flotilla Which Was Hijacked by the Israeli Navy

By Dr. Swee Ang Global Research, August 05, 2018 London Progressive Journal 4 August 2018 The last leg of the journey of al-Awda (the boat of return) was scheduled to reach Gaza on 29 July 2018. We were on target to reach Gaza that evening. There are 22 on board including crew with USD 15,000 of antibiotics… »»»


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 Flotilla.com – 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 Flotilla.com – 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… »»»


Gaza Flotilla Ship Al Awda Violently Seized by Israelis, USS Liberty Survivor Amongst Those Captured

July 30, 2018  Consortium News UPDATED: Israeli forces have violently boarded a ship, being followed by Consortium News, that was headed to Gaza bringing humanitarian aid. A survivor of the USS Liberty is now in Israeli custody. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News Israeli soldiers in international waters boarded the Al Awda ship headed to Gaza… »»»


*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… »»»


SOS Message: ‘Israel Kidnapped Participants of Freedom Flotilla’

By The New Arab Global Research, July 30, 2018 The New Arab 29 July 2018 Featured image: Al Awda with snow mountain Fjiords by Elizabeth Murray A desperate SOS message was released by crew onboard a Norwegian-flagged flotilla that was intercepted by Israel on Sunday, as activists attempts to break a more than decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip failed. National Director… »»»


Video: The Faces of North Korea

By Andre Vltchek Global Research, July 29, 2018 his is my 25-minutes piece about the DPRK (North Korea) – country that I visited recently; visited and loved, was impressed with, and let me be frank – admired. I don’t really know if I could call this a ‘documentary’. Perhaps not. A simple story, a poem, you… »»»


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…. »»»


Children Hack the Election and “F**k With the Public” at DEFCON

corbettreport Published on Jul 26, 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: White Helmet Exodus Managed by ‘Regime-Change’ Coalition https://bit.ly/2AhjDii Syrian “White Helmets” Flee to Jordan With… »»»


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… »»»


Rafiq on YouTube censorship, Ukraine, and religion/spirituality_ on Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad Radio

Kevin Barrett's Truth Jihad Radio

Coming Up Wednesday, July 25th — Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8am Pacific * 11am Eastern * 16:00 GMT Sunday encore at 2pm Pacific * 5pm Eastern * 21:00 GMT EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST: Rafiq on YouTube censorship, Ukraine, and religion/spirituality Robert Lewis a.k.a. Rafiq just published an important new article on YouTube censorship. Our conversation begins… »»»


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


Astrology.com – 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… »»»


This racist new law makes me ashamed to be Israeli

Palestinians cross through Israeli checkpoint to get to work.

The Guardian Opinion Israel  Daniel Barenboim Israeli Arabs are being made second-class citizens. This form of apartheid violates the founding commitment to equality Mon 23 Jul 2018 10.54 EDT Palestinians cross through Israeli checkpoint to get to work. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters I gave a speech at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in 2004 in which I spoke… »»»


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/350.org. The Republic of Ireland will become the world’s first country to sell off its investments in… »»»


Israel Is Bulldozing Khan Al Ahmar – and with It the Two-State Solution

By Jonathan Cook Global Research, July 13, 2018 Jonathan Cook 8 July 2018 Israel finally built an access road to the West Bank village of Khan Al Ahmar last week, after half a century of delays. But the only vehicles allowed along it are the bulldozers scheduled to sweep away its 200 inhabitants’ homes. If one community… »»»


The Invasion of Afghanistan, October 7, 2001: Did 9/11 Justify the War in Afghanistan? Using the McChrystal Moment to Raise a Forbidden Question

By David Ray Griffin Global Research, July 11, 2018 Global Research 25 June 2010 This article by award winning author Professor David Ray Griffin was first published by Global research in June 2010 * There are many questions to ask about the war in Afghanistan. One that has been widely asked is whether it will turn… »»»


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… »»»


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… »»»


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… »»»


Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban

By Stephen Lendman Global Research, June 27, 2018 Trump is militantly hostile to Muslims and nations targeted for regime change. His policies speak for themselves, waging war on multiple Muslim-majority countries, banning entry to America from designated countries. His policy has nothing to do with protecting national security, nothing about screening out “radical Islamic terrorists” Washington… »»»


The Real Story Behind Israel’s “Blooming Desert” Though the official narrative of the state of Israel claims that it has turned the land it occupies from an empty desert into a lush, agricultural wonder, the actual fate of the land following Israel’s establishment in 1948 tells a very different story.

By Whitney Webb Global Research, June 27, 2018 MintPress News 15 June 2018 It has often been said that Israel, since its establishment in 1948, has presided over the “miracle” of making the country’s “desert bloom.” Thatheavily promoted narrative — which asserts that the Palestinians have long lacked the capacity, knowledge or desire to properly develop agriculture in the… »»»


the origin religion and the mind_on Exploration


Every Tuesday: 10am Pacific – 1pm Eastern – 18:00 GMT Exploration with Dr. Michio Kaku the origin religion and the mind Guests: Prof. Dan Dennet and Steven Pinker, the origin religion and the mind This show was broadcast on June 26, 2018. For downloads click here to SUBSCRIBE!… »»»


Shake, rattle and Rolls: across America in the shadow of Elvis


The Guardian – By Ed Pilkington – Sun 24 June 2018 Eugene Jarecki, director of The King, goes on the road in Presley’s Roller to discuss his film on Elvis, the American dream and the era of Trump. I’m sitting in Elvis Presley’s seat in his silver 1963 Rolls-Royce, sinking into its faded but still… »»»


“The Israeli Dream”: The Criminal Road Map Towards “Greater Israel”? Ethnic Cleansing Planned in the Middle East? History, Legality Ignored

By Felicity Arbuthnot Global Research, June 24, 2018 Global Research 18 July 2014 First published by Global Research in 2014 The concept of a “Greater Israel” according to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, is a Jewish State stretching “’From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates.’ Rabbi Fischmann, of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, stated… »»»


Bayer + Monsanto = A Match Made in Hell

corbettreport Published on Jun 23, 2018 TRANSCRIPT AND MP3 AUDIO: https://www.corbettreport.com/bayer/ It is hardly surprising that the first thing Bayer did after completing their takeover of Monsanto earlier this month was to announce that they were dropping the Monsanto name, merging the two companies’ agrichemical divisions under the Bayer Crop Science name. After all, as… »»»


Revellers celebrate the summer solstice at Stone Henge 2018 in Pictures


Independent – By Sabrina Barr – June 21, 2018 The anticipation in the lead up to summer has been building up for many months. However, the start of the season has now officially arrived in the form of the summer solstice. The longest day of the year is a cause of celebration for many, whether… »»»


The Entire Western World Lives in Cognitive Dissonance

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Global Research, June 21, 2018 In this column I am going to use three of the current top news stories to illustrate the disconnect that is everywhere in the Western mind. Let us begin with the family separation issue. The separation of children from immigrant/refugee/asylum parents has caused such public outcry… »»»


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… »»»

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