Monday, July 21, 2014 "Indiscriminate" Bombing in Gaza Pushes Death Toll Beyond 500
Intense shelling and aerial assaults that claimed hundreds of lives over the weekend continued in the Gaza Strip on Monday, pushing the number of Palestinians killed by Israel's "Operation Protective Edge" beyond 500 people, with many thousands wounded, since it began on July 8.
Friday, June 20, 2014 "Politically Explosive" Docs Show How NSA Wiretaps Earth
New reporting by The Intercept and a partner newspaper in Denmark reveals that the National Security Agency, beyond its well-documented close-ties to the so-called Five Eyes nations, has extensive and previously unknown surveillance agreements with other nations that allow it unsurpassed access to global communication systems and the private information of the world's citizens that travel through them.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Groups Appeal to UN for "Humanity" as Detroit Shuts Off Water to Thousands (3 comments)
Residents say the mass water cut-off of this vital service is especially unjust in a city already struggling with high unemployment, a poverty rate near 40 percent, and a foreclosure crisis that has devastated and displaced people across the city, hitting Detroit's African American community especially hard.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Argentina President Blasts US Bank "Extortion" (2 comments)
Argentina was able to restructure their debt with roughly 92 percent of their bond holders. However, U.S. "vulture funds" that owned the remainder of the debt took the South American nation to court demanding full repayment before the other bond holders are recompensated.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 Remorseful Jurors Plea to Judge: No Prison Time For OWS Activist (1 comments)
It was a trial riddled with injustice, in which Judge Ronald Zweibel showed repeated favoritism towards the prosecution. Zweibel imposed a gag order on McMillan's lawyers, excluded key physical evidence, and ruled that information about Bovell's past violent behavior, and violence the night of McMillan's arrest, was not relevant to the case.
Friday, April 25, 2014 Unless Defeated, New FCC Rules Will Put "Stake in Internet's Heart"
Defenders of an open, innovative and fair internet are up in arms after learning the Federal Communications Commission is about to issue new rule proposals that will kill the online principle known as "net neutrality." And speaking with Time magazine, Lauren Weinsten, a veteran tech-policy expert and prominent Net-neutrality advocate, said: "This is a stake in the heart for Internet openness."
Friday, February 21, 2014 In Ukraine, Chaos and Violence Hide Nefarious Role of US (11 comments)
Experts on the situation in Ukraine say that most western media outlets are performing a disservice to the overall situation by casting Russia and Yanukovych as the source of blame for the bloodshed while glossing over key facts about the manner in which Europe and the U.S. have added to the recent instability.
Monday, February 17, 2014 Suspected Radiation Leak in Military's Nuclear Dumping Ground (1 comments)
A New Mexico deep-earth repository for the U.S. military's nuclear waste has likely sprung an underground radiation leak, sparking concern among Native American communities and other residents who "carry the burden" of this state's nuclear legacy.
Sunday, February 9, 2014 An Open Letter from P*ssy Riot (5 comments)
We belong to leftist anti-capitalist ideology -- we charge no fees for viewing our art-work, all our videos are distributed freely on the web, the spectators to our performances are always spontaneous passers by, and we never sell tickets to our "shows."
Saturday, February 8, 2014 Bill McKibben: We "Don't Trust" Obama on Climate Change (1 comments)
According to McKibben, the climate movement does not trust Obama to do the right thing on the pipeline, despite the overwhelming scientific evidence and outpouring of opposition to the tar sands project. He will be remembered at the moment, as the president who produced more carbon than anybody thought possible, unless he begins to act now with real power."
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Sen. Warren Aims to Fix "One More Way the System Is Rigged" (2 comments)
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would ban the widespread practice of employers using prospective employees' credit ratings as a basis for hiring, a practice she said is "one more way in which the system is rigged."
Thursday, November 28, 2013 In Protest Against Unending Drone Attacks, Pakistani Party 'Unmasks' CIA Station Chief
According to AP, "Shireen Mazari, the party's information secretary, called for the station chief and CIA director John Brennan to be tried for murder and waging war against Pakistan in connection with a recent drone strike in northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. She claimed the station chief did not enjoy diplomatic immunity."