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Ron Madden: The Struggle Continues: A Campaign Memo From Bernie Sanders But you know that what we are doing is about more than Bernie Sanders. It is all of us together. It is what this movement is about. It is millions of people from coast to coast standing up and looking around them and knowing that we can do much, much better as a nation. 2 2 Comment Count
John Kiriakou
Exclusive: Ex-CIA Officer John Kiriakou Stands Up for 9/11 Truth Paul Jay and The Real News just produced a must-see 10-part interview with whistleblower John Kiriakou, from his home, where he remained under house arrest—an American political prisoner. What caught my attention was the name Abu Zubaydah (or Zubaida). Kiriakou was the guy who actually captured Zubaydah in Pakistan. Zubaydah has been a glaring red flag in the government’s 9/11 story since his c...
At One with Time and All Life
Marcello Rollando: What American Dreams May Come The Day After The key to life: knowing the difference between what is guaranteed and what is not, and living accordingly. 1 1 Comment Count
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Chris Ernesto: Ukraine Regime Bans Officials From Criticizing Government The coup regime in Ukraine has implemented a ban on officials from all public criticism of the government. 4 4 Comment Count
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Poroshenko Calls for Yats' Resignation; Ukrainian Government Facing Possible Collapse, Snap Elections KYIV–Ukraine’s biggest political party said on Tuesday it will rate the performance of Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk’s government as “unsatisfactory” in an imminent vote that could precipitate a collapse of the coalition government and snap elections.  Parliament could vote as early as Tuesday on a report that reviews the government’s performance in 2015 and its agenda for this year.... 1 1 Comment Count
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Justin Samuels: The Reurbanization of Los Angeles Los Angeles has transformed from the nation's biggest suburb to a sophisticated city. 1 1 Comment Count
Bill Willers: The Bundy "Militia" Versus 318 Million Owners of Federal Land A brief background for seeing the Bundy "standoff" in Oregon as related to taxpayer funded welfare for the livestock industry. 4 4 Comment Count
A Civil Servant's Battle For Federal Workplace Justice
Tanya Ward Jordan: Whistleblower Group Illustrates Federal Workplace Battle For Justice Whistleblower Group Illustrates Federal Workplace Battle For Justice inside Federal Workplace. 1 1 Comment Count
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Stephen Unger: Nice Party versus Tough Party: is this fight real? While they may hotly debate such matters as gun control, or the death penalty, and while many politicians wax eloquent over the need to ensure world peace, and to improve the lot of working people, neither major party will do anything to antagonize the moneyed interests who control them. 4 4 Comment Count
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Marcia G. Yerman: "Keep It in the Ground" Keeps Up the Pressure Stats from the last ten years show that almost 25 percent of American emissions have resulted from the fossil fuels that were burned as a result of federal leases. That number translates to a contribution of 4 percent of global emissions.
Omar Al Bayoumi
SIGN: White House Release 28 Pages (9/11 Cover Up) White House petition needs signatures. Pressure Obama to move on the September 11th cover up. Saudi Arabia aided and abetted the 9/11 hijackers in San Diego and Florida. This is covered up by the government to this day and represents "Aid and Comfort" to Al Qaeda: treason. 1 1 Comment Count
Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush Promises to Govern Just Like His Brother, But Even More So George W. Bush passed a sweeping across-the-board tax cut in 2001, promising his plan would promote faster economic growth while still allowing budget surpluses. Instead, Bush's plan brought back the structural deficits that had disappeared during the 1990s, along with a mediocre recovery that was itself inflated by a housing bubble, the popping of which culminated in the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression. You...

Marcia G. Yerman: New Environmental Justice Tool from the EPA A look at the new EPA tool that will help grass roots activists change the face of Environmental Justice. 1 1 Comment Count
Whistle-Blowers File $100 Million Dollar Lawsuit Against NSA & FBI In a $100 million lawsuit that has garnered virtually no public attention, five National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblowers are accusing the federal government of illegally retaliating against them for alerting the NSA and Congress to a waste of taxpayer funds that benefitted a well-connected contractor.
UPDATE: Guatemalan President Perez Molina Resigns During the presidential campaign of the Grl (R) Otto Perez Molina 4 years ago, one of his security guards shot a transit cop for giving parking instructions to his caravan. The candidate had to apologize in public and to cover the medical bills of the cop. Then the retired Grl. won the election on the promise of applying the iron-hand against the insecurity. Behind the curtain of respecting apparently the democratic laws and i... 7 7 Comment Count
Another big explosion in China. Another explosion in China.  This explosion was at a factory in Dongying.  Earlier, in August 2015, an explosion in Tianjing killed 114 people.  Both explosions happened just weeks after some officials from the US government claimed that China hacked into US government computers and stole personal info about all US government employees.   
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Homeland Security's Peculiar Prosecution of Rentboy Even more peculiar is the fact that the US secret police blows billions of taxpayers dollars on prostitutes every year, promotion of prostitution, sex trafficking, sexual harassments, sexual assaults and other assorted sex crimes against Americans and Foreigners alike.  When will "law enforcement" agencies investigate, prosecute, convict and imprison US secret police officers, agents and informants for their sex crim...
US secret police posing as members of the press From Operation Mockingbird to present, the US secret police has a long history of being anti freedom of the press. This Common Dreams article describes someone from the secret police posing as an AP reporter.  What can we do at opednews to better insure that Editors and Reporters here are not working for the secret police and are working for freedom of the press?  My vote is for freedom of the press, free of manipula...

George King: Sanders calls for War Tax! Sanders calls for War Tax! 27 27 Comment Count
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Natylie Baldwin: America's Dark History of Supporting Ukrainian Fascists and War Criminals The American support of contemporary Ukrainian fascism, albeit shocking, is in fact not a new political phenomenon. Documents declassified by the CIA under a FOIA request entitled The NAZI War Crimes Declassification Act show that not only was the CIA monitoring Ukrainian fascist groups during and after WWII, it was also actively aiding them and protecting them from prosecution. These and other documents can be ... 2 2 Comment Count
Happy Democrats
Democrats Take Advantage Of The GOP's Epic Month Of Dysfunction  Maybe congressional Democrats should just send their GOP colleagues a thank-you note.After a month during which Congress failed to make any progress on funding the government, an attempt to protect the Confederate flag killed an appropriations bill and hard-line Republicans in both the House (Rep. Mark Meadows) and Senate (Sen. Ted Cruz) openly challenged their leaders' integrity and ability...
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Joseph Zernik: The Rabin assassination and government corruption in Israel Over the past year the State of Israel has been rocked by never-ending corruption scandals, involving the highest levels of the justice and law enforcement systems. Key figures in the most recent scandals were also key figures in perverting the Rabin assassination investigation for the benefit of the powers that be. 1 1 Comment Count
Terry Williams
C. Hwang: PA Death Penalty: Governor Has History, and Ben Franklin, on His Side New Filing Shows Governor Wolf's Reprieve in Terry Williams Case Is Similar to Numerous Reprieves Issued in PA Dating Back Centuries
A Multinational Trojan Horse: The Trans-Pacific Partnership
Fast Track's TPP Trojan Horse: the Façade of Free Trade Hiding Protectionism for Multinational Corporations Advocates use the concept of free trade, like are it's a silver bullet, that solves the world's growth challenges to justify Fast Track's TTP, but hidden behind the façade of free trade crony capitalists' are legislating protectionism for multinational corporations in the form of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) process. Corporations can use ISDS to appeal to extra-judicial tribunals that bypass courts and usual f... 2 2 Comment Count
Hindu Temple
Prakash Kona: Government of India versus the Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle This might be a remarkably brief synopsis of the incident: however, the fact remains that the Ambedkar-Periyar Study Circle (APSC), a student association was derecognized by the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Madras through a mail dated May 22, 2015 for allegedly creating "hatred" of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the "Hindus." 4 4 Comment Count
June 3 National Call-in Day
We-The-People's Best Defense against Global Fascism: Telling Your U.S. Representative to Vote No on Fast Track Fast Track enabled TPP hasn't been released to We-the-People, so its supporter can continue to call it just a trade agreement. TPP elevates corporations and corporate profits to and above the level of governments. TPP lets corporations sue governments for laws and regulations that cause them to be less profitable. While giving corporations a special channel to sue governments, labor, environmental, consumer and other "stakehol... 3 3 Comment Count
200 most politically active compaies in America cash in Influence
Why Fast Track Driven Partnerships, TPP, TTIP Etc., are Microcosms of the Corruption Suppressing the 99%. In the last 5 years, the 200 most politically active companies in the US spent $5.8 billion influencing our government with lobbying and campaign contributions. Is it little wonder that the 605 corporate advisers are allowed access to the TPP text, while little transparency is extended to public and members of congress? Among the most controversial chapters of TPP and TTIP relate to Investor-State-Dispute-Settlement (ISDS) m... 1 1 Comment Count
Progressives and Conservatives Embracing Shared Principles on Trade: Responding to Obama's Unholy Alliance with the GOP! Economist Joseph Stiglitz wrote a letter to Congressional leaders outlining why the global court system, called Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), should not be a part of trade deals. Among his important points: Consider asbestos: If ISDS was in place, Foreign owned companies manufacturing asbestos would have been able to sue the government for imposing new laws attempting to regulate asbestos manufacturing and the US ... 1 1 Comment Count
Progressives and Conservatives Embracing Shared Principles on Trade: Responding to Obama's Unholy Alliance with the GOP! Economist Joseph Stiglitz wrote a letter to Congressional leaders outlining why the global court system, called Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), should not be a part of trade deals. Among his important points: Consider asbestos: If ISDS was in place, Foreign owned companies manufacturing asbestos would have been able to sue the government for imposing new laws attempting to regulate asbestos manufacturing and the US ... 1 1 Comment Count
Canadian Finance Minister Confirms Sen. Elizabeth Warren View of the Investor-State-Dispute-Settlement Threat (ISDS) Canadian Finance Minister Oliver's speech argued that the Volcker Rule -- a key tenet of the 2010 banking law -- violates the North American Free Trade Agreement. The TPP wouldn't just empower foreign governments to sue the U.S. over bank regulations; it would allow individual companies and investors to bring such cases. Under the "investor-state dispute settlement" process, an international tribunal cannot overrule a law o... 1 1 Comment Count

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