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Ralph Lopez majored in Economics and Political Science at Yale University. He writes for Truth Out, Alternet, Consortium News, Op-Ed News, and other Internet media. He reported from Afghanistan in 2009 and produced a short documentary film on the situation. He has also been published in the Boston Globe and the Baltimore Sun.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 28, 2014 'NATO 3' in court on terrorism charges, defense claims entrapment
The young mens' odyssey began when they were stopped for making a turn on "private property." Now all three are facing 85 years each for terrorism charges with evidence obtained by police infiltrators. The defense alleges evidence was planted and their clients were entrapped.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 20, 2013 Ongoing bank bailouts make mockery of budget talks
What will never be written about in the mainstream media is the elephant in the room. The script is carefully designed to keep attention off the real money, the ongoing bail-outs to the bank and financial services industry.
SHARE Friday, October 11, 2013 Activists announce call campaign to repeal NDAA with truckers
Anti-NDAA activist says:
"We're going to work with the truckers on this particular item. We are all in the same boat. This is common in the broad coalitions, we don't have to agree on everything. Congress passed the NDAA three times now despite overwhelming opposition from the public each time. We want to say, 'can you hear us now, Congress?'"
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 3, 2013 'One Million Truckers' Ride to Restore Constitution Next Week
A nationwide, 2,000-plus big rig truck convoy called Ride for the Constitution is calling for all congressmen to start obeying their oath of ofice, to defend the US Constitution. They are calling for repeal of the Patriot Act, repeal of NDAA military detention of u.S citizens, an end to illegal NSA spying, and for the impeachment of Obama.
SHARE Tuesday, September 10, 2013 So Killing Civilians in Syria Avenges Killing Civilians How?
Since many of the weapons we would use for "military action" contain depleted uranium, a heavy metal made to punch through concrete, steel, armor, and people alike, the very ground in Syria will turn radioactive, giving rise to the hideous spike in unspeakable birth deformities that we now see in Iraq and Afghanistan.
And for this we are risking a world war?
(12 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Call for FBI Director Robert Mueller to Resign Over Boston Bombing
The FBI is portraying its bungling of repeated Russian warnings about Tamerlan Tsarnaev as "requests for information." But Russian intelligence was not asking if Tamerlan was going to "join unspecified underground groups." It was telling the FBI. Russian intelligence was not asking if Tamerlan was a "follower of radical islam." It was making an affirmative statement.
SHARE Monday, April 22, 2013 Obama DOJ interviewed Boston bomber in 2011 at urging of Russian government
The Federal Bureau of Investigation of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has confirmed that in 2011, it interviewed the older of the two brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing. The interview was conducted at the urging of the Russian government, and warned that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had become dangerous.
(11 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Local Police Harass Iraq Veteran Turned Anti-War Activist Ethan McCord
McCord was catapulted to national prominence after a video allegedly leaked by PFC Bradley Manning to Wikileaks was broadcast on national television. He has become outspoken in his opposition to the US military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, and participates in "counter-recruiting" efforts organized by various peace organizations. In these, former soldiers speak to high school students of the realities of war.
(12 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 22, 2012 Psychiatrists Say Psych Meds 'Cause' Violence; Lanza Records Still Not Released
Psychiatrists have come forward to assert that certain psychiatric medications, such as those known as SSRIs, are almost certainly the chemical cause of a large number of instances of random violence. The media has reported that the suspected shooter in the Sandy Hook multiple killings, Adam Lanza, was on some form of psychiatric medication.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, November 5, 2012 Ron Paul Certified as an Official Write-In Presidential Candidate in California
Paul has repeatedly lambasted both Obama and Romney for their pursuit of government powers to hold US citizens in military detention without charge or trial indefinitely. Paul says the NDAA, a common acronym for the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011, violates the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Paul also criticizes both parties for engaging in "foreign adventures."