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Richmond Shreve: Decades of Climate Deception The Union of Concerned Scientists has compiled a damning collection of evidence that shows how the fossil fuel industry duped the media and the public about the dangers of climate change. It may well be the greatest propaganda lie ever, and the most lethal.
OSU Marching Rose Parade 2010
William K. Black, J.D., Ph.D.: The OSU Band Exemplifies Why Economists Err by Ignoring Corrupt Culture The OSU band story is featured in the Wall Street Journal in an article entitled "Holocaust Victims Mocked in Ohio State Band Parody Songbook."
Bernie Sanders: "Enough is Enough"
M. Martin Hine: Why is Bernie Sanders popular? What is behind the growing popularity of democratic socialist Bernie Sanders? People are discovering they like what he stands for, and who he is as a person. 2 
Why you can not have a Capitalist Democracy!- Noam Chomsky
James Quandy: Noam Chomsky: "Why You Can Not Have a Capitalist Democracy" In a October of 2014 talk, Professor Noam Chomsky explains why the principles of capitalism and true democracy are fundamentally incompatible.
Hillary Clinton
Trevor Timm: Sorry, Hillary Clinton fans: her email errors are definitely newsworthy None of this means that Clinton's presidential campaign is over or she is going to jail (of course she's not). But it does show exactly why government transparency is important, and the Clinton campaign, the State Department and the Obama administration in general should be embracing transparency, rather than running from it. 1 
Now with an El Nino underway and predicted to intensify, it looks as if the global average surface temperature could jum
EcoWatch : Halfway to Hell: Global Temperatures Hit Critical Point, Warn Scientists Bold climate action will save huge numbers of lives and produce significant cost savings in the health sector. Direct health impacts from climate change are expected to cost the world US$2-4 billion a year by 2030. The latest research underscores the urgency for government's to act and the solutions are ready and waiting.
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Wiki Leaks: Target Tokyo We now know that the United States heard everything and read everything, and was passing around the deliberations of Japanese leadership to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The lesson for Japan is this: do not expect a global surveillance superpower to act with honour or respect. There is only one rule: there are no rules." 1 
Former University of Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing pleads not guilty to murder ch
Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Danger Sign in Bail for Alleged Cincinnati Police Shooter Predictably it took almost no time for ex-University of Cincinnati Cop Ray Tensing who is charged with the murder of unarmed motorist Samuel Dubose to make his $1 million bail. His father allegedly put up his house and cash as collateral for the 10 percent or $100,000 that was required for Tensing's release
Lion
Joseph Clifford: Do We Care More About a Dead Lion, or Dead Children? Is all life sacred? Why do all of us know the fate of Cecil but none of knows the fate of so many children who were brutally slain? Is it media diverting our attention from the important issues of the day? 1 
Art Of Noise Groovy!
Lawrence Davidson: On the Dangerous Aspects of Noise The noise in the "news" is not diffused chatter but a loud and sustained message. It is, more often then not, a form of propaganda -- the same story-line repeated over and over again until it fills the public airwaves and from there comes to dominate the thought waves of the ignorant.
Myanmar Map showing Rohingya belt
James Duglous Crickton: Forked tongue on Rohingyas, Myanmar The writer takes a close look at Pakistan's concern for Rohingya Muslims, who are a persecuted minority in Myanmar. He examines the issue in the context of growing Pakistan- Myanmar defence cooperation. His conclusions offer good food for thought for human-rights campaigners.
New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady.
Robert Parry: The "Two Minutes Hate" of Tom Brady New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may lose his day in court since the NFL maneuvered "Deflategate" into a corporate-friendly venue in Manhattan -- possibly sparing the NFL from explaining why rival owners were allowed to intervene to push harsh penalties for Brady and the Patriots, says Robert Parry.
President Obama
Daily Kos: Obama praises Medicare and Medicaid as programs mark 50th anniversary President Obama bragged on a couple of America's most humane achievements in this morning's weekly address, laying out how over the past 50 years, the Medicare and Medicad programs have allowed millions of Americans to live healthier and with dignity.
Listen to the voiceless
Electronic Frontier Foundation: Unrealistic Pleading Standards: Another Injustice for Human Rights Victims The Second Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a blow to human rights victims when it dismissed Balintulo v. Ford Motor Co. this week. The appellate court distorted Supreme Court precedent, applying an unrealistically and unfairly high pleading standard to a case brought by black South Africans against IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. for their roles in facilitating apartheid.
The Evil Tooth Fairy
Rob Kall: Capitalism's Bottom-up Lie There's a huge lie built into the core of capitalism. it goes like this: The Market Decides. 6 
Iran Nuclear Deal
Rick Lanahan: The Iran Deal: Taking Sides... A lesson on taking sides and a link to one of the most important deals in world history. 1 
Attendees listening to candidate Bernie Sanders
George King: Shades of revolution not limited to the young for Bernie! Bernie's demographics 2 
The artist and the photographer seek the mysteries and the adventure of
Moses Seenarine: Why a One-degree Rise in Global Temperature is a Big Deal A one-degree global change is significant because it takes a vast amount of heat to warm the entire earth. 1 
The Trial of John Peter Zenger
Karl Grossman: 280th Anniversary of Landmark Event in History of a Free Press--Trial of John Peter Zenger This week marks the 280th anniversary of a landmark event in the history of a free press: the trial of John Peter Zenger in New York. Zenger's newspaper had been going after the tyrannical colonial governor of New York. A jury found Zenger not guilty of seditious libel creating a foundation that was later followed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 2 
IRS
Ralph Nader: Republicans Support Massive Tax Evasion by Starving IRS Budget The taxpayers elected you -- and therefore pay your salary -- with the expectation that you would be responsible legislators, but your behavior as Committee and Subcommittee chairs, along with that of House Speaker Boehner, regarding the IRS has been wholly irresponsible. 1 
bank liquidity squeeze
Ellen Brown: The Greek Coup: Liquidity as a Weapon of Coercion In the modern global banking system, all banks need a credit line with the central bank in order to be part of the payments system. Choking off that credit line was a form of blackmail the Greek government couldn't refuse. 11 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Mike Whitney: Power-Mad Erdogan Launches War in Attempt to Become Turkey's Supreme Leader The biggest threat facing Erdogan in the short-term is that the Turkish people will see what he's up to and cast their ballots accordingly in the November elections. The only way the Kurds can beat a power-drunk, right-wing fanatic like Erdogan, is by giving peace a chance. Until the votes are counted, that is.
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Ron Nilson: Honoring Cecil: Compassion for The Compassionless A personal reply to hostile reactions following the killing of Cecil the lion. 21 
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Sara Jumping Eagle: South Dakota PUC Trading Health for Potential Tar Sands Profits What laws will the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission decide to follow? For once, follow the Clean Water Act, and protect our water, protect the public, and for the public good,"do no harm." Our future depends on it. 1 
Democracy Now: Police Remove Greenpeace Activists from Portland Bridge After They Forced Shell Ship Back to Port Even the Department of the Interior's own scientists have said that if an oil company drills in this region where Shell wants to drill, that there is a 75 percent chance of a major oil spill. And I thought, my gosh, would you get on an airplane with a 75 percent chance of crashing? I mean, it is just crazy for this project to go forward.
Too many of us are telling lies and ignoring our own complicity.
Sylvain Lamoureux: The 1% - Why Do We Insist On Lying To Ourselves? Call it what it is, don't fluff it up to make it acceptable; stop lying to yourselves.
Ancient War Planes
Hugh Colmer: Ancient Wars were a Family Affair World War One proved once and for all that the reigning houses of Europe were continuing in the grand tradition of the ancient gods. War was in their DNA. The European royal families and their generals caused the horrors of the First World War where thousands of men on all sides were killed for a few feet of territory. 1 
Kensington, Philadelphia in 2015
Linh Dinh: Postcard from the End of America: Jack's Famous Bar in Philadelphia We have a rogue government that respects no law, domestic or international. It violates every other country's sovereignty while puncturing its own borders. It creates terrorists while pretending to fight terrorism. It extols global stability while generating millions of war and economic refugees. It turns all ideals, freedom, democracy, equality and sacrifice, into perversions. It kills millions of people. It kills language. 2 
Greeks face off.  What happens when the police switch sides?
Scott Baker: The Real Lessons in Greek for Leftists The Greeks are in line for another bailout, or are they? Who is really getting bailed out here? What can Greece do to prevent capital flight? The answers here... 2 
Russian President Vladimir Putin laying a wreath at Russia's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on May 8, 2014, as part of the
Robert Parry: Why Russia Shut Down NED Fronts The neocon-flagship Washington Post fired a propaganda broadside at President Putin for shutting down the Russian activities of the National Endowment for Democracy, but left out key facts like NED's U.S. government funding, its quasi-CIA role, and its plans for regime change in Moscow, writes Robert Parry. 1 

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