September 2015


‘Exxons of Agriculture’ Wielding Power to Block Real Climate Solutions: Report
The industry ‘fuels a model of agriculture that is destroying the planet,’ report states.
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Common Dreams

Groups Challenge Wyoming’s ‘Downright Un-American’ Censorship Laws
State laws place citizen scientists and advocacy groups ‘in jeopardy for acting to protect public health, the environment, and animal welfare’
by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Common Dreams

Monsanto Under Fire: Maker of Cancer-Causing Herbicide Sued by US Workers
Two separate lawsuits allege agrochemical giant deliberately misled public and regulators over dangers of product exposure
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

How US Colleges Have Become Ground Zero for Suppression of Palestine Solidarity
Two new reports highlight the systematic intimidation, harassment, and censorship that is silencing free speech critical of Israel
by Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Common Dreams

The Black Panthers are Back
by Reese Erlich

Single Payer and the Case Against ‘Clicktivism’
by Russell Mokhiber

*The mouse doesn’t roar

Friends of the Earth
A Flaring Shame: New Report Exposes Hidden Fracking Subsidy

The Real News Network
Is Obama Fighting ISIS, Assad or Russia?
Prof. Sabah Alnasseri of York University says Obama speech at the UN pushes anti-ISIS forces towards Russian strategy

African Leaders at the UN Speak for Imperialism, Not Our Continent, Says Activist
Analysts and activists Ajamu Baraka and Andile Mngxitama discuss subversion of African attempts for liberation at the United Nations

*The black faces blunt the black fists

Marginalizing the Momentum of the BDS Movement
by Gunar Olsen


Rank-and-File Teachers Object As Nation’s Biggest Union Weighs Early Clinton Endorsement
Mirroring similar rifts within other unions, National Education Association members prepare to protest Sanders snub
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

*I’m obviously no Sandersista, but this still smells of the rot that’s corroded unionism for literally donkey’s years.

As Shell Scraps Arctic Drilling Plan, Gov. Declares: ‘We Need To Get Some Oil in that Pipeline… Quick’
Governor Bill Walker pivots on Shell announcement to renew calls to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and fill Alaska’s trans-state pipeline
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

Near-Total Meltdown of Fukushima Reactor 2 Confirmed
Researchers say between 70 and 100 percent of fuel inside reactor 2 melted during 2011 disaster
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

An Important New Reason to Keep Pesticides Away from Children
by Megan Boyle

The Superpower as Victim: Three Exceptional Facts About America
Why it’s safe to be paranoid in the U.S.
by Tom Engelhardt

The Yemen Catastrophe: Beset by Contradictions of Will and Intellect
by Richard Falk

Veterans for Peace
Iowa Presidential Race Targeted by Military Vets and Anti-Drone Television Commercials on Major News Networks

The Real News Network
ISIS, The New Israel
In this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges and Sabah Alnasseri discuss how US foreign policy and class struggle created the conditions for the rise of ISIS, and compare ISIS’s colonialist strategies to those of the Israeli independence movement in Palestine

Sex for Repairs Scheme Alleged in Gilmor Homes
Federal lawsuit alleges residents of city housing project where Freddie Gray grew up were asked to have sex in exchange for maintenance work

Obama Versus Putin at the U.N.
Paul Jay and Vijay Prashad discuss President Obama and President Putin’s UN addresses on their strategies for fighting the Islamic State

Institute for Public Accuracy
Behind Modi at Facebook

Obama vs. Putin: Syria and Ukraine

*A black face

On a very black pot

Democracy Now!
Thousands Protest Indian PM Narendra Modi in U.S. over Human Rights Record

A Voice for Dalit Women in India: Ruth Manorama Speaks Out Against Caste-Based Discrimination


Will TTIP Get Terminated? Negotiations Falter as Europe Balks
As EU-US trade talks flounder, France doesn’t rule out ‘an outright termination of negotiations’
by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Common Dreams

Global Alliance on Climate Smart Agriculture: Solution or Mirage?
by Rashmi Mistry

The Painful Facts, State-by-State: How We’re Victimized by Corporate State Tax Avoidance
by Paul Buchheit

Beyond Reform vs. Rupture
Greece still has alternatives. What mix of compromise and confrontation could yield something better than more austerity?
by Nantina Vgontzas

The Real News Network
Pope Calls UN to Focus on Climate Solution Not Just Commitments
Pace University’s Chris Williams and IPS’ Janet Redman say UN commitments have not made substantial difference because the elite refuse to address fossil fuels

*I’ll listen to the preaching

When it’s paired up with some practicing

Majd Kayyal & The Trial of Hissene Habre
We talk to Palestinian activist Majd Kayyal about the importance of forging solidarity with the African American struggle, and we also look at the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre

Top Pope Advisor Says Vatican Will Not Divest From Fossil Fuels
Pace University’s Chris Williams and IPS’ Janet Redman discuss the Vatican’s contradictory policy in light of the Pope’s call to fight climate change

*No amount of mouth makes up for no amount of money

Institute for Public Accuracy
Is the UN Working for Peace?

Democracy Now!
Journalist Peter Greste Calls on Australia to End Secrecy over Offshore Asylum Detention Centers

Why California and New York Cancer Rates Could Reach New Epidemic Proportions
by Jefferey Jaxen

Didn’t Vaccines Wipe Out Diseases? The Untold Truth About Vaccines2
by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

7 Things Every Mother Needs to Tell Her Daughter About Breast Cancer Prevention
by Marnie Clark

Nutrition Action
Food Safety: Kitchen Safety Tips Revealed!

Is the Paleo Diet Healthy?
Should we all be eating like cave men and women? Do we know what they ate?
by David Schardt
Nutrition Action

*Makes sense to me. See what you think.

Controversial Exercise Advice That Speeds Fat Loss
by Yuri Elkaim

*Don’t let the sensational title fool you. I think there’s some eminently reasonable intel extant.

See if you agree.


Million-Liter Cyanide Spill in Argentina Highlights Canadian Mining Crimes
‘They cannot continue to handle affairs that are so delicate, that affect the environment and people this way.’
by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Common Dreams

Record Cold ‘Blob’ in North Atlantic: Sign of Future Climate Woes?
Some scientists are saying new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration could point to weakening of a North Atlantic ocean current
by Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Common Dreams

China Cap-and-Trade Program Not What the Climate Needs
by Wenonah Hauter

*I’m happy to see this, after Kumi Naidoo’s inane comments on the subject here

There are dinghies

And just plain dingy.

Murder, Mayhem and Rape in Afghanistan: Made in the U.S.A.
by Sonali Kolhatkar

*The black light of “freedom”

National Iranian-American Council
Iranian Americans to Hold Press Conference and Vigil in Honor of Shayan Mazroei

The Real News Network
What Pope Francis’ Call to Abolish Death Penalty Could Mean For Republicans
TRNN’s Jessica Desvarieux speaks with author Patricia Miller on how Pope Francis’ pro-life position on abolishing the death penalty expels conservatives’ use of abortion as a trump card over social justice issues

Priests to Pope: Stop the Sexism
A group of excommunicated priests staged a die-in Wednesday morning in protest of the Vatican’s refusal to let women take leading roles in the church

*A woman’s work (and worth) is never done

Being devalued

The Pope Mutes Message in Congress Speech
Pope Francis restrained his critique of finance and demand for urgent action on climate change, as he called for an end to capital punishment, more open immigration and concern for the environment

*You read the subheading here, and you think this will be a continuation of the serious critique of Francis’ pontification, so to speak, that has been previously presented on TRNN.

Sadly, the segment proper is more in the vein of the cheerleading you find at Democracy Now! and Common Dreams.

If TRNN is to be what it purports to be, it will need to assume the task of being the alternative to the “alternative media”, as represented by those two outlets, among others.

Prosecutors Drop False Imprisonment Charges Against Baltimore Pastor
ACLU says remaining charges of inciting a riot are overreaching and could discourage civil disobedience

War Crimes and Land Reform in the Colombian Agreement with FARC
Joshua Large, professor of international relations at the Universidad Eafit in Medellin, Colombia says, the agreement was made possible because of the increasing weakness of FARC and the neoliberal economic interests of the Colombian government

Fight for $15
There are children working the fryer at McDonald’s stores?!

*Golden arches

Blackened souls

FAIR CounterSpin
‘Can We Hold Noncitizens to a Different Standard of Justice?’
Interview with Rachel Meeropol on justice for 9/11 detainees
by Janine Jackson

*This has nothing to do with “protecting the public”

And everything to do with protecting power.

9/11, whether abetted, allowed, or simply taken advantage of, set the stage for the expanded “security” state, which the exploitocracy recognized as vital to its survival, as it proceeded to squeeze every drop of profit from those in its thrall.

We see the results in myriad manners, from quantum surveillance to the militarization of the police to immigrant detention to “ecoterrorist” prosecutions.

Fear makes folks do awful things

But this was coldly calculated to play upon those very failings of humanity.

PolitiFact Is Right That Ted Cruz Is Wrong, But Still Botches Iran Deal Facts
by Nima Shirazi


‘No Consent’: First Nations Women Shut Down Tar Sands Pipeline Hearing
‘This is Kanien’ke, this is Mohawk Land, and we are tired of occupation’
by Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Common Dreams

#FreeKaren: The Hysterical Campaign to Free Australia’s Hypothetical Eco-Terrorist
So-called ‘radicalization awareness kits’ for Australian educators linking climate Activism with terrorism prompt outrage—and a great hashtag
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

*There’s really no need for those in power to engage in “divide and conquer”

When the “respectable” opposition is so eager to take on the task.

“[S]abotaging logging machinery” …

Horrors! We would never think to commit such acts of terrorism!

Future Doctors Rising Up for ‘Medicare for All’
Why med students are taking action for single-payer on October 1
by Vanessa Van Doren

A Secret War in 135 Countries
2015 Proves to Be Record-Breaking Year for the Military’s Secret Military
by Nick Turse

Exclusive: Bankruptcy Is a “Huge Opportunity” to Privatize Schools, Says EdBuild
by Jonas Persson

Koch PR Games: College Football Brought to You by Koch Industries
by Nick Surgey
PR Watch

The Real News Network
A Progressive Pope or Greenwashing the Vatican?
Paul Jay asks Chris Hedges if the Pope’s rhetoric on climate change and capitalism is a positive force or a dangerous illusion

*Are faux populists, secular and religious, as damaging to the cause of justice as bona fide members of the exploitocracy?

Does an unjust system need straw opponents to divert the oppressed from true resistance?

Are these rhetorical questions?

The Pope is Dishonest About Zero Tolerance for Child Sex Abuse
Pam Spees of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Barbara Blaine of SNAP say the Catholic Church and Pope Francis are not serious about addressing the church’s on-going struggles with child sexual abuse

*Suffer the little children

Netanyahu Meets Putin Looking for Existential Threat to Israel
Shir Hever says Netanyahu made misleading statements after his trip to Russia about coordinated military action in Syria

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism Pt.8
TRNN Replay: Ha-Joon Chang: Financial markets need to become less–not more–efficient

*We need to ask, even if everyone were “well intentioned”, can a system based on competition and profit create a world with a dignified life for every single person on the planet?

If that’s your goal, my answer would be “No.”

A system of that sort inevitably creates animosity, as we compete with one another to capture that profit, and exploitation, as we seek to lower our costs of production.

A communal and cooperative system obliges us to put our skills, talents and efforts toward the good of all, and in return, we receive what we need for that life of dignity. That’s not decreed from on high, but through the equitable participation of all.

Is that idealistic?

Damn straight.

But it’s also eminently self interested, if you consider it in our own best interests to save the only rock we have to roll on.

Institute for Public Accuracy
The Pope and Dorothy Day

*Contrast this with Democracy Now!’s segment today on Day’s legacy

And you might suss why I find that program a far cry from its claim (which it may no longer make – points for some semblance of honesty, if so) to be “the exception to the rulers”.

Pope’s Blind Spots: * Sex Abuse * Militarism

*Are you blind if you wilfully close your eyes?

Farmers Market Guide – 52 In Season for September
by Leanne Ely


Confidential Charter School Memo Blasted as ‘Outline for a Hostile Takeover’
Critic says billionaire’s plan to “charterize” Los Angeles public schools is “a ham-handed effort to circumvent democracy in a major American city.”
by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Common Dreams

*A mind is a terrible thing to waste

Making a tidy profit from

Tech CEOs Branded Privacy Traitors For Their Quiet Push to Pass CISA
‘Internet users are fed up, companies that abandon their commitment to user privacy and security should expect the Internet to abandon them.’
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

*Don’t be evil

We’ve already got that covered

The Real News Network
Israel’s War on Children
In this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges sits down with author and activist Laila el-Haddad to discuss the psychological repression of Gaza’s youth by Israeli state violence and occupation

Palestinian Elections Could Cement Antidemocratic Leadership
Noura Erekat explains the fight taking place in the Palestine Liberation Organization as PA President Mahmoud Abbas speculates about a coming Intifada

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism Pt.7
TRNN Replay: Ha-Joon Chang: Despite the fall of communism, we are in fact living in planned economies

Institute for Public Accuracy
Why is “Radical Pope” Canonizing an Enslaver of Native Americans?

*Cover your ears! Close your eyes!

Lest anything that would shatter your rhapsodic belief in The Second Coming embodied by Francis invade your consciousness.

(Much less your conscience)

If Jesus did return, he’d still be offed

Only this time in his name.

Democracy Now!
Q&A with Noam Chomsky on U.S. Foreign Policy, Iran, Donald Trump & More

Pope Francis in the USA: Calling for Revolution of Tenderness, Pope Touches Down in Richest Nation

Native Groups Protest Pope Francis’ Canonization of Junípero Serra over Role in California Genocide


Son of Victim Arrested for Protesting Military Exploitation of 9/11
‘Using Sept. 11 as a justification for an unnecessary war, torture, drone strikes and civilian casualties compounds my grief and is wrong-minded and counterproductive.’
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

In Canada, Harper’s Conservatives Seem to Have Forgotten a Cherished Tradition about Refugees
Harper’s been talking oddly of ‘old-stock Canadians’ – effectively excluding hundreds of thousands
by Robert Fisk

What David Cameron Did to the Pig, His Party Is Now Doing to the Country
by Laurie Penny

*Haven’t the foggiest why this tune popped into my head

The Real News Network
Clinton Says U.S. Policy in Syria “Failure”
Glen Ford of discusses his qualified agreement with Hilary Clinton on the “failure” of U.S. policy In Syria

*Watch for the new Sanders stickers

“Sheik It Up!”

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism Pt.6
TRNN Replay: Ha-Joon Chang: Making the rich richer doesn’t make the rest of us richer

*Well, something does trickle down

And it has a singular smell to it

Ban Toxic Chinese Drywall, Provide Medical Monitoring, Injunctive Equitable Relief, Public Awareness
by Crystal Kinler

Institute for Public Accuracy
“Prison for the Corporate Criminal Elite”

*Suite deals for corporate killers

Democracy Now!
Noam Chomsky on George Orwell, the Suppression of Ideas and the Myth of American Exceptionalism

*Speaking of exceptionalism, Chomsky is clearly an exception to the usual parade of guests on this program, who by and large would feel very much at home propounding their “loyal opposition” on MSNBC.

Is that too harsh? Look over the guest list and see how many folks go beyond merely treating the symptoms of the disease that is capitalism, who make the case for a society based on cooperation and community, which has no place for the profit motive in it.

Ask yourself why that is, and how it jibes with the claim to be “the exception to the rulers”.

Noam Chomsky: The United States, Not Iran, Poses Greatest Threat to World Peace

Noam Chomsky on Trump: “We Should Recognize the Other Candidates are Not That Different”

Do Vitamins and Minerals Keep You From Getting Sick?
Can you really trust “immunity” claims?
by David Schardt
Nutrition Action

The 3 best shrimp to buy (and which to avoid)
by Leanne Ely


Melting Permafrost Could Cost World Economy $43 Trillion by 2100: Study
Doing nothing to slow the fast-warming Arctic carries an enormous economic price tag, warns new research
by Jon Queally, staff writer
Common Dreams

The Kindness of Strangers: Today’s Refugees in Hungary and My Family During WWII
Why the lines of donated shoes at a train station in Budapest carry the opposite meaning of the line of bronzed shoes that now sit along the Danube
by Zoltán Grossman

Why Are Two Aging Pacifists on the Federal No-Fly List?
(or How to Censor Yourself Before the Government Even Has the Chance)
by Rebecca Gordon

The Other Refugee Crisis: From Central America to the US
by Clara Long

*No note made of the US’ role in creating the conditions these folks fled in fear from.

Might HRW’s familialismo with the State Department provide a clue as to why?

Guantanamo Prisoner Tells of Release Trauma in First Meeting with Lawyer

The Real News Network
Is SYRIZA’s Win a Hollow Victory?
Michael Nevradakis, scholar and host of Dialogos Radio in Athens, says the low voter turnout of 55% reflects widespread disenchantment with the Greek political system and SYRIZA

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism Pt.5
TRNN Replay: Ha-Joon Chang: US does not have the highest living standard

*”We’re Number One!”

Is a load of Number Two

The Case of a Clock: America’s School to Prison Pipeline Personified
Over-policing? Islamophobia? Writer Jamilah King discusses how Ahmed’s case is a part of a disturbing trend.

*Use a mind

Go to jail

Institute for Public Accuracy
Is the Pope Just Verbiage?

*A bully pulpit

Heavy on the bullshit

Down the Memory Hole: NYT Erases CIA’s Efforts to Overthrow Syria’s Government
by Adam Johnson

*It’s easy to be a spook

When the truth doesn’t stand a ghost of a chance

The Health Supplement Ingredient That Could be Causing Cancer
by David Jockers

Sitting is the New Smoking Says the Media, But What Did They Leave Out?
by Jefferey Jaxen

Lose Weight by Eating Pancakes for Dinner?
by Yuri Elkaim


Up 72 Percent From Just Six Years Ago, Organic Farm Sales Soar
“We need a higher rate of growth in order to get close to meeting the demand,” said Laura Batcha, chief of the Organic Trade Association
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

The Nixon Connection: Why Black Lives Still Don’t Matter
by Andrew Levine

Pakistan plans to hang paralysed man on Tuesday

Center for Biological Diversity
Opposition Mounts Over Obama Administration Proposal Making It Harder to Protect Species From Extinction
Proposed Regulations Set Dangerous Precedent for All Types of Citizen Petitions Seeking Stronger Environmental Standards

The Real News Network
Will SYRIZA Survive Sunday’s Election?
Harry Konstantinidis of U. Mass, Boston says that the SYRIZA base is disappointed, the youth are feeling demobilized and inactive, and the Sunday election will be a close call

Presidential Guard Behind the Coup in Burkina Faso
The coup is about the new election rules that exclude former members of the Compaore government from standing for the election next month

Yemeni Government Returns from Exile as al-Qaeda Expands Foothold
Yemen expert Sama’a Al-Hamdani says it’s in the interests of all parties to achieve a political solution as soon as possible because the alternative may be far worse

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism Pt.4
TRNN Replay: Ha-Joon Chang: We do not live in a post-industrial age

Pocomoke City Officials Get Testy as Black Residents Demand Accountability
Firing of first black police chief continues to divide community even as new top cop says he won’t live in the city

*It’s hard to “heal”

When you keep twisting the knife in the wound.

NYT Plays Up Risks to Bomber Pilots, Downplays the Civilians They Kill
By Jim Naureckas

*”Death defying”

And death denying

Democracy Now!
Mother of GM Crash Victim: Why Is Justice Dept. Allowing GM Write a Check to Get Away with Murder?

GM Did the Crime, Drivers Do the Time: Ralph Nader on Failure of U.S. to Prosecute Car Executives

*Capital punishment is essential for justice in this country

And I’m not talking about the death penalty.

“Criminal in Blue”: Should NYPD Officer James Frascatore Be Arrested for Assault? (Pt. 2)

Is your tea making you sick?
by Leanne Ely


‘They Throw Away Our Lives’: Honolulu Sued Over Homeless Crackdown
“Using arrests to solve homelessness…is contrary to a fair and just community.”
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

*A “paradise” without pity

Health Advocates: To Combat Opioid Epidemic, Target Big Pharma
Initiatives to help addicts highlight links between legally prescribed pain medication and opioid addiction
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

*The deadliest addiction

Is to profit

Uruguay Shows the Way by Leaving Secret Trade Deal
A strong coalition of trade unions, environmentalists and farmers working together on an effective public campaign were able to take on the interests of the world’s biggest companies and win.
by Viviana Barreto and Sam Cossar-Gilbert

Outrage Over Gaza Drove Iceland’s Capital to Back Israel Boycott
by Ali Abunimah

Quebec Left Debates Perspectives in Canada’s Federal Election
by Richard Fidler

Breaking With Austerity Europe
by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Stefano Fassina, Zoe Konstantopoulou, Oskar Lafontaine and Yanis Varoufakis

The Real News Network
Australian PM Tony Abbott Toppled By His Own Former Communications Minister
Dr. Binoy Kampmark discusses the political situation that has led to the fourth prime minister of Australia since 2013

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism Pt.3
TRNN Replay: Ha-Joon Chang: Most people in rich countries are paid more than they should be

Institute for Public Accuracy
Over 100 Killed, Government Lets GM Off, Ignores Legal Tools

Corporate Press Fails to Trump Bigotry
by Chip Berlet

*A clown act cum horror show

Democracy Now!
Remembering Everett Parker (1913-2015), Father of Media Reform Movement


European Commission Accused of ‘Putting Lipstick on a Pig’ With Rebranded Corporate-Friendly Trade Mechanism
‘This new proposal doesn’t change the fundamental problem of giving corporations frightening new powers at the expense of our national democracies.’—Nick Dearden, Global Justice Now
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Common Dreams

Physicians for a National Health Program
More Americans Gain Health Coverage, But Many Can’t Afford to Use It: Doctors Group

The Real News Network
The Guardian Reveals the West Ignored Russian Offer to Depose Assad in 2012
Policy analyst Phyllis Bennis says the United States has a moral responsibility to address the Syrian refugee crisis after The Guardian UK reveals Russia offered to help depose Assad three years ago

British PM David Cameron Says Jeremy Corbyn is a National Threat
Professor Leo Panitch says Jeremy Corbyn is a principled opponent of British involvement in the American Empire and supporter of a more decentralized European Union

Tell Ben and Jerry’s: Cows Need Their Tails!
by Laura Yanne

Major Papers Reject the Opt-Out Option
by Molly Knefel

Democracy Now!
Oklahoma Set to Execute Richard Glossip Despite Mounting Evidence of His Innocence

As James Blake Calls for James Frascatore’s NYPD Badge, Hear Firsthand Account of Cop’s Violent Past

*”Bad apples” come from a rotten barrel.

And de Blasio “knows”.

Maybe one day DN! will know better than to trust the empty words of “progressive” pols.

Here’s One of the Nutrients That Many of Us Get Too Little Of
We’re better off consuming it from food rather than dietary supplements.
by Bonnie Liebman
Nutrition Action


Which Side Are We On?
by Kathy Kelly

Day of Reckoning for DuPont Over Teflon Chemical
by Bill Walker

Bernie Sanders Again Insists That Saudi Arabia Should Kill More People
by David Swanson

*Feeling Bernie’s burn

Global Justice Now
Statement on DSEI arms fair and the refugee crisis

Worldwatch Institute
Global Consumption Trends Break New Records
Vital Signs exposes latest global peaks of production and consumption, as well as associated impacts

The Real News Network
Days of Revolt: We Are All Greeks Now
In this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges continues his conversation with Leo Panitch on global neoliberalism and the possibilities for revolutionary change in Greece

Music for Revolution
Firebrand Records’ Son of Nun and Ryan Harvey discuss the new label’s Baltimore roots and say they aim to take revolutionary music to the mainstream

Democracy Now!
Man Who Filmed Freddie Gray’s Arrest: Power of a Copwatch Camera is “Almost Like Live Bullets”

*It’s so easy to think no one gives a shit.

We need to hear the stories of folks like Kevin to remind us that mensches aren’t only in fairy tales.

Seattle Strike Enters Fifth Day as Teachers Protest Testing Policies, Racial Inequity & Low Wages

Operation Naked King: Secret DEA Sting in Bolivia Confirms Evo Morales’ Fears About U.S. Meddling

Julian Assange: U.S. Spying on WikiLeaks Led to Mistaken Downing of Morales Plane in Snowden Hunt

Pear with Me!
by Leanne Ely


Record El Niño Puts the ‘Icing’ on Global Warming Cake
Human induced climate change will exacerbate the naturally-occurring phenomenon known as El Niño to push global temperatures to record highs
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

In Bible Belt, Sanders Seeks Common Ground on Morality and Justice
‘I came here today because I believe from the bottom of my heart that it is vitally important for those of us who hold different views to be able to engage in a civil discourse.’
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

*Sanders isn’t a “democratic socialist”.

He’s a pre DLC liberal for the most part domestically, and a facilitator of militarism for the most part globally.

And I’m sure being a staunch supporter of Israeli apartheid had nothing to do with his appearance at a training ground for “Christian” Zionists.

Common ground, indeed …

Why So Many Americans Defend the Failed Capitalist Experiment
by Paul Buchheit

*For so many, it’s easier to look down on someone else

Than to look out for each other

Why (We As) Climate Activists Stand with Refugees
by Nicolò Wojewoda

*Suffering doesn’t occur in silos

And neither does justice

A new Tahrir moment?
Protests for civic services in Baghdad and Beirut bring hope, even as sectarianism rages in West Asia
by Vijay Prashad

With the Growth of Catholic Hospital Systems, Women’s Health is Put at Risk by Religious Rules

*First do no harm

Unless God’s cool with it

The Real News Network
“The Chemicals Are Within Us”: Toxic Tour with Aamjiwnaang First Nation
TRNN’s Shaghayegh Tajvidi travelled to Aamjiwnaang First Nation on Sept. 5th to capture the largest tour ever of the industrial zone that engulfs the community

Why Sanders & Trump Are More Alike Than You Think
Georgetown History Professor Michael Kazin discusses the right-wing and left-wing platforms of “producerism” that divide society into takers and makers, and what its popularity says about America

*The nativist aspect of producerism is toxic, as it disdains solidarity among the exploited globally in favor of protecting ‘mericans.

Of course, this plays right into the hands of neoliberal globalization, who pit one nation’s poor and workers against another’s in an accelerating race to the bottom.

And I haven’t heard Sanders speak to global solidarity, have you?

Whistleblower: Modern Policing Rooted in Racist Policies
TRNN brings you the second part of our interview with former Baltimore Police Sergeant Michael Wood

*Sometimes the clearest view is from the belly of the beast

Afghan Refugees in Greece in Limbo
Former Afghan Refugee and advocate Mohamad Mizray in Greece reports that Afghan refugees are being deprioritized in favor of Syrians, he argues that they should all be treated equally and with dignity no matter what country they are arriving from

Democracy Now!
In Upset, Socialist Jeremy Corbyn Elected as U.K. Labour Leader on Antiwar, Pro-Refugee Platform

“A Political Insurrection in Britain”: Tariq Ali on Election of Jeremy Corbyn as New Labour Leader

*If Corbyn indeed merits Ali’s props, comparing him to Sanders does a grave disservice to the man, don’t you think?

Conservative Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Ousted by His Own Party

Is Oklahoma Set to Execute an Innocent Man? Inside the Case of Richard Glossip

*My assumption is that Prejean is opposed to the death penalty under any circumstances, but that doesn’t come across clearly here, does it?

As for Coburn, if Glossip were black or Latino – and especially if he were a Muslim – his silence would be deafening

Unless he was among the chorus of the lynch mob.

Five benefits of muscle-strengthening exercise you may not know about
by David Schardt
Nutrition Action

4 Odd Ways Your Gut is Sabotaging Your Weight Loss
by Yuri Elkaim

*Reposted for the intel on the intestine, not for the plug for the book (which could well be worthy of one – I’m simply pleading ignorance).


‘Won’t Back Down’: Seattle Teacher Strike Continues for Third Day
Organized educators take stand for their profession, their students, and ‘people everywhere who are working for vital public schools and social justice.’
by Jon Queally, staff writer
Common Dreams

*No classes

But a most valuable lesson being taught

New Debate on Police Body Cameras Pits Privacy Against Accountability
In face of police brutality epidemic, middle ground between two concerns remains elusive
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

The TPP Will Finish What Chile’s Dictatorship Started
Salvador Allende warned against neoliberalism’s disastrous effects just before he was overthrown. He was right to be worried.
by Greg Grandin

A Bad Summer for Miscreants: AIPAC and GOP Grandees Take a Hit
by Andrew Levine

Community to Lawmakers: Stop the Showcase of Military and Surveillance Technology in Alameda County
by Nadia Kayyali

With Force-Feedings Ordered, ACLU Calls for End to Disparate Policies for People Seeking Asylum and Mistreatment of Hunger-Striking Detainees in Florida ICE Facility

Beyond Nuclear
Nuclear Agency Squandered $350 Million on Redundant Building but Claims $8 million Too High and Timeframe Too Long for Cancer Study

The Real News Network
Kerry Exaggerates Recent Russian Role in Syria
Patrick Cockburn, correspondent for the Independent, says Russia is the main arms supplier to the Syrian government, but the John Kerry protests are exaggerated and about two ships and a small landing craft

Is the European Right Exploiting the Refugee Crisis?
Ruth Wodak, co-author of Right-Wing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse, says many parties across Europe are appealing to voters through nationalistic, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric

*Wodak’s rather naive about Merkel’s and other politicians’ “welcoming” posture and defense of “European values”, considering the neoliberal dismemberment of the social compact that reflects those values, don’t you think?

How much of their largesse is merely a cover for a militaristic response to the crisis, and geopolitical stratagems in the areas these desperate folks are coming from?

Pro-Kurdish Party’s Offices Attacked as Turkey Escalates Operations Against the PKK
The escalating violence in Turkey prior to the November elections can not be delinked from President Erdogan’s goal to weaken the pro-Kurdish HDP party, says Baris Karaagac

The Movement for Black Lives National Convening
TRNN’s Eddie Conway went to Cleveland to meet the young people developing the critical mass for Black self-worth and movement building

RootsAction et alia
Don’t Garnish Social Security to Pay Student Loan Debt!

Institute for Public Accuracy
Regime Change Refugees

FAIR CounterSpin
‘This Deal Affirms the Peaceful Nature of the Iranian Nuclear Program’
Interview with Nima Shirazi on Iran deal
by Janine Jackson

Democracy Now!
“I Saw with My Own Eyes That They Killed People”: Afghan Speaks Out as U.S. Reopens War Crimes Probe

*America’s finest …

Seven reasons to be good to your kidneys
How what you eat and drink can affect you in so many ways via the kidneys
by David Schardt
Nutrition Action


Finland Proposes Taxing the Rich to Take in More Refugees
As Obama administration considers taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees, Finland plans on accepting 30,000
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

DOJ Vows to Crack Down on Corporate Criminals, But Watchdogs Skeptical
A set of new guidelines aimed at going after Wall Street execs do not, in themselves, constitute bold action, say observers
by Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Common Dreams

The Food Dharma
by Vandana Shiva

Massive Protest Wave in Iraq Challenges Sectarianism
by Ali Issa

Federal Court Overturns EPA Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticide

Center for Biological Diversity
Report Details Obama’s Authority to Keep 450 Billion Tons of Greenhouse Gas Pollution in Ground
Laws Allow President to Ban New Oil, Gas and Coal Leases on Public Lands, Ocean Areas

*The power

But not the passion

The Real News Network
Judge: Trials for Officers Charged With Killing Freddie Gray to Stay in Baltimore
On Thursday morning judge Barry Williams rejected the defense’s argument, that the six officers charged in the killing of Freddie Gray could not get fair and impartial trials in Baltimore

*Changing venue isn’t meant to eliminate prejudice against police

But to emigrate to prejudice in their favor.

Exodus from the Syrian Ruins
Patrick Cockburn, correspondent for the Independent, says we are in an era of extreme violence where nine bloody and cruel civil wars are at the root of the refugee crisis

The “Other” Socialist In the Presidential Race: An Introduction to Gloria la Riva
Presidential nominee for the Party for Socialism and Liberation Gloria la Riva discusses her campaign

*It would be interesting to know how many times “socialist” Sanders has mentioned capitalism in his campaign

Not to mention – literally – imperialism.

Campaign for Peace and Democracy (CPD) et alia
NYC Solidarity with Syrian Refugees: Let Them In!

ICE Refuses to Release Federal Civil Rights Witnesses from Detention

Institute for Public Accuracy
Will the DOJ Finally Go After Corporate Criminals?

Democracy Now!
“La Jaula de Oro”: New Feature Film is an “Epic Poem” of Migration through Mexico

Chef Alice Waters Shares Her Secrets to Cooking Fresh Food
Tips on finding, enjoying, and cooking fresh food from one of America’s foremost fresh food experts, Alice Waters
by David Schardt
Nutrition Action

Nutrition Action
Eating Gluten Free: What to Eat – and Not to Eat – on a Gluten-Free Diet


Global Leaders Using Refugee Plight to Push Military Escalation
Observers say war is the cause—not the solution—of the ongoing humanitarian crisis
by Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Common Dreams

Researchers Warn Melting Permafrost May Awaken ‘Giant Viruses’
The researchers plan to ‘wake up’ the 30,000-year-old giant virus, but not until they verify that the bug cannot cause animal or human disease
by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Common Dreams

As Europe’s One Percent Flourishes, Millions Sink into Poverty
‘To tackle inequality in Europe, we must reduce the influence the rich and powerful have in shaping government policies at the expense of the majority of European people.’
by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Common Dreams

As McDonald’s Signals Major Shift, A Reminder That ‘Cage-Free’ Does Not Equal ‘Cruelty-Free’
Lauded as important development, major fast-food chain commits to sourcing only ‘cage-free’ eggs within ten years
by Jon Queally, staff writer
Common Dreams

*Typical for reformist groups

Articulate an artificial and inadequate standard

Declare victory when it’s met

Then kiss the pisser of the corps that sacrificed next to nothing to do so.

The US Military and the Myth that Humanity is Predisposed to Violence
by Maria Santelli

The Real News Network
Will the $6.4 Million Freddie Gray Settlement Change Policing in Baltimore?
Breaking: The Baltimore city Board of Estimates has just unanimously approved the $6.4 million dollar wrongful-death settlement for the family of Freddie Gray

Black People and Their Labor are “Disposable”?
Activist, organizer and producer of “An American Nightmare: Black Labor and Liberation” Kali Akuno discusses the “disposable” nature of Black life and labor

Right Wing’s False Narrative on Scott Walker Probe Fueling Attack on Election Watchdog
by Brendan Fischer

Institute for Public Accuracy
Iran Deal: “Nonsense” and Realities

Iran’s ‘Nuclear Ambitions’ Go Unquestioned in Coverage of Iran Deal Momentum
by Gunar Olsen

Comcast-Owned Vox Explains the Great Deal You’re Getting From Comcast
by Adam Johnson

Democracy Now!
German Lawmaker: At the Root of Refugee Crisis are Wars Led by the United States in the Middle East

“Open Up, Europe! Let Migrants In”: Former EU Adviser Urges Opening of Borders

“There is No Safe Place”: Syrian Refugee Recounts Harrowing Journey by Boat to Escape Violence

“Protect People, Not Borders”: Report from the Macedonian-Greek Border

Why You Should Worry About Germs in the Kitchen
Do you think about germs in the kitchen when you are making dinner? You probably should be.
by David Schardt
Nutrition Action


Monsanto Favorite Glyphosate Soon to Join California’s Cancer List
Announcement from state’s EPA chapter is ‘important step toward protecting people and wildlife’
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

Fracking Fallout: New Analysis Reveals Over 100 Million Gallons of Toxic Wastewater Spilled Since 2009
Associated Press investigation finds more than 180 million gallons of fracking byproduct spilled from 2009 to 2014, tainting agricultural land, poisoning drinking water, and sparking the mass die-off of plant and animal life
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

Apple Privacy Push Faces First Big Test From US Government
With tech companies stepping up privacy protections for users, law enforcement looks for new ways to access data
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

Women On The Frontlines, An Untold Climate Story
by Osprey Orielle Lake

Beyond Nuclear
Agency to Leave Children Unprotected and Public in the Dark on Cancer Risks Around Nuclear Power Facilities

The Real News Network
Days of Revolt: The Making of Global Capitalism
In this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges sits down with author and professor Leo Panitch to discuss how global imperialism and capitalism are upheld by economic and cultural forces, and debate the roles of ignorance, myth, and malevolence in the perpetuation of systems of inequality

FAIR CounterSpin
‘They Were Willing to Pay the Price With Other People’s Bodies’
CounterSpin interview with Felicia Kornbluh on the legacy of ‘welfare reform’
by Janine Jackson

*I don’t know why it is that even steadfast critics of neoliberalism have this compelling urge to paint its proponents as somehow well intentioned – the whole “the road to hell” thing.

Almost every evil, on a macro level at least, is justified in the minds of its perpetrators as noble, or at least necessary. No one envisions themselves as a heartless bastard.

But self delusion isn’t the same as honest but deeply flawed intent. When we conflate these, we simply set the stage for the next human catastrophe.

Institute for Public Accuracy
Government Considering Increasing Public Exposure to Radiation

*And think of the energy savings if we glow in the dark!

Democracy Now!
French Secret Service Agent Who Led Fatal 1985 Bombing of Greenpeace Ship Breaks His Silence

*A hollow apology from a minion

A studied silence from his masters

As Candidates Tied to Guatemalan Army & Oligarch Vie for Power, What’s Next for Popular Uprising?

Allan Nairn: Donald Trump Meets, Praises Indonesian Leaders Despite Ties to Mass Killings

*Trump’s color blind

When it comes to black hearts

New Report Rejects Mexican Government’s Story About the Disappearance of 43 Students from Ayotzinapa

How to Do a 1-Day Fast
by Yuri Elkaim

Which fruit can decrease the risk of asthma and regulate blood sugar?
by Leanne Ely

How To Reduce the Calories in Meat
It seems like it should be straightforward, but figuring out the amount of calories in meat and poultry can be tricky. Here’s how to keep calories in check.
by Jayne Hurley
Nutrition Action


At Heart of Humanitarian Crisis, Israel Building Wall to Keep Syrian Refugees Out
Israeli prime minister cites demographic purity, stokes fear about ‘terrorists’
by Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Common Dreams

The Climate Warning Coming From Three Wolves on a Michigan Island
‘It’s an issue that will set precedent on how the National Park Service will make decisions about climate change’
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Common Dreams

Why We Need a Guaranteed Income. Soon.
by Paul Buchheit

Ten Troubling Numbers Labor Day 2015
by Bill Quigley

It’s the Surreal Thing
Why should the country’s most obese state help Coca-Cola peddle obesity?
by Russell Mokhiber

Food Fight 2015: Taking Down the Degenerators
by Ronnie Cummins

Nuclear War Theme Parks: Mass Destruction for the Whole Family
by John LaForge

Big Phone and Cable’s Summer Hack-a-thon
by Timothy Karr

*Common carriers of corporate collusion

The Real News Network
Not Just for Better Pay: Seattle Teachers Vote to Strike for Social Justice
Teacher Jesse Hagopian says Seattle educators will walk the picket lines beginning Wednesday, September 9, if their demands are not met

Ignoring the Cause of Welfare: Not Laziness but Low Wages
by Ben Norton

*Solid piece, but you might ask whether folks on welfare feel that it “make[s] up for the rest.”

The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the ‘Do Something’ Lie
by Adam Johnson

*Promising deliverance from evil

Assuring a further descent into hell


After Canadian Court Ruling, Has Law ‘Finally Caught Up With Chevron’?
Decision is ‘the beginning of the end of Chevron’s abusive and obstructionist litigation strategy,’ says Ecuadorian activist
by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Common Dreams

In Escape from Brutality, Refugees March on Foot Towards Austria
March for freedom comes after Hungarian authorities spent days preventing thousands of refugees, many fleeing war in Syria, from boarding trains to Germany
by Common Dreams staff

Beware! Monsanto Turns Its Attention to the Produce Aisle
by Genna Reed

What the Sea Looks Like from the Desert
by Fernando Lopez

*The suffering is shoreless

So must be the solidarity

Pass the Sugar
An argument about history and memory as Pope Francis is about to declare Father Junípero Serra a saint in recognition of his 19th century missionary work as “the evangelizer of the West in the United States” and founder of a chain of Catholic missions throughout Alta California
by Tony Platt

*Fête and forget

Compassionate Conservatism: a Reconsideration and an Appreciation
by Andrew Levine

The Real News Network
10 Years After Katrina, Test Scores Tell One Story, Residents Tell Another
Investigative reporter Colleen Kimmett discusses her three-month In These Times investigation that reveals cracks in the education reform narrative

*Après le déluge

Le sécheresse

Deep Contradictions in Obama’s Arctic Policies
Roxanne Dunbar Oritz, author of “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States”, says that Native Americans need more than name restoration from the Obama Administration

Court Rules Argentina Creditors Can’t Seize Its Central Bank
Former bank regulator Bill Black discusses the significance of a U.S. court ruling regarding Argentina’s debt

USA Today Provides a Platform for Anti-Immigration Think Tank’s Flawed Study
by Ben Norton

Democracy Now!
Allan Nairn: U.S. Backers of Guatemalan Death Squads Should Be Jailed Alongside Ex-President

Chicago Hunger Strikers Enter Day 19 Challenging Rahm Emanuel’s Push to Privatize Public Schools

10 foods you should never eat
by Leanne Ely

Is it True that Overweight People Live Longer?
Some evidence suggests that overweight people live longer, but the evidence is suspect. Here’s the lowdown.
by Bonnie Liebman
Nutrition Action


‘Despair of a Generation’ as Violence Blocks Education for Millions
UNICEF report finds nearly 14 million children across the Middle East and North Africa prevented by war and conflict from attending school
by Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Common Dreams

Latest SAT Scores Raise New Alarms Over ‘Test-and-Punish’ Education
“Test-and-punish policies, such as ‘No Child Left Behind’ have clearly failed to improve college readiness or narrow racial gaps.”
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

More Bad News for Coal Country as Common Byproduct Found to be Radioactive
Coal ash, which polluted North Carolina’s Dan River in 2014, contains high levels of radioactive contaminants
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

Humankind Has Halved the Number of Trees on the Planet
Trees ‘store huge amounts of carbon, are essential for the cycling of nutrients, for water and air quality, and for countless human services’
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Common Dreams

*Halving the trees

And we still can’t see the forest

New Research Documents Growth of Extreme Poverty
by Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Peter Edelman and LaDonna Pavetti

*All poverty is “extreme” to those in extremis

The Rebellion Against Standardized Tests Is Exploding
But New York State is cracking down on “opting out.”
by Michelle Chen

*A test of ills

ACLU of Florida and CAIR Florida File Lawsuit Challenging Policy Denying Religious Meals to Muslim Inmates at Miami-Dade Jails

The Real News Network
Why is There Systemic Police Abuse in Baltimore?
TRNN’s Taya Graham speaks to Paul Jay talks about the connection between poverty and policing

Democracy Now!
Guatemalan President Resigns in “Huge Victory” for Popular Uprising

“Did God Tell You to Treat Us Like This?”: Protests Grow over Clerk’s Denial of Same-Sex Marriages

As Syrian Colonel Faces Charges in Maher Arar Torture Case, Will U.S. Ever Apologize?

The Hidden Danger of Calories in Drinks
We all know we should watch our calories, but the calories in drinks often hide under our radar
by David Schardt
Nutrition Action

*Say “Ugh!” to the glug

(It’s a reach, I realize.)


‘Refugees Welcome’: As EU Slams Door on War Survivors, People Show Another Way
Many EU residents are staging welcome rallies and opening their homes to survivors of war, poverty, and the dangerous voyage across the Mediterranean
by Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Common Dreams



Obama Announces New Plan to Save Arctic: More Icebreakers!
During his controversial Alaska visit, the US president continues his trend of lofty, climate change speeches coupled with more support for Arctic drilling
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

*Why would any sentient being still be “mystified” by Dear Misleader living up to his label?

What’s “painful” to me is hearing his “critics” express “disappointment” regarding someone they had no rational excuse to place their trust in in the first place.

Okay … I’m all out of quotation marks.

One Day Soon, That Drone Overhead May Be Pointing a Taser at You
by Marjorie Cohn

The Real News Network
Eyewitnesses Say Protester Hit By Car, Arrested Outside Freddie Gray Pre-Trial Hearings
Before his arrest, Baltimore activist Kwame Rose spoke to the Real News about why people are protesting outside the hearing

Former Cop Says Freddie Gray Slowdown Didn’t Prompt Crime Spike
Ex-Baltimore Officer Michael Wood, who came to fame for tweeting about corruption inside the agency, says there is no evidence showing aggressive policing reduces crime

In Landmark Ruling, California Prisons Halt Solitary Confinement
Prisoner advocate Marie Levin and attorney Anne Weills explain how this will impact some 80,000 prisoners nationwide

Veolia Pulls Out of Israel
Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah says Veoila has lost billions due to the BDS movement

Is Erdogan Creating a Perfect Storm to Get His Party in Power?
With escalating violence with the Kurds and the arrest of VICE reporters, Trent University’s Baris Karaagac explains how the AKP is appealing to their base

Institute for Public Accuracy
Obama-Saudi Meeting: War and Sectarianism

* Ousting Guatemalan President * Icebreaker Gap? * Denali and Native Names

Did ‘Ferguson Effect’ Cause Murder Wave? No. Is There a Murder Wave? Unclear
by Jim Naureckas

*Never let the facts, or lack of same, get in the way of a scary story

Democracy Now!
After Mass Hunger Strikes & Lawsuits, Prisoners Force California to Scale Back Solitary Confinement

Is Guatemala’s President Going to Jail? Legislature Strips Pérez Molina of Immunity After Protests

With a Record Backing Coups, Secret War & Genocide, Is Kissinger an Elder Statesman or War Criminal?

*Fêting the fetid

Are Foods with High Fiber Really That Good for You?
Do foods with high fiber deserve all the health-benefits accolades they are given?
by Bonnie Liebman
Nutrition Action

Whey: The Ancient Secret to Building Lean Muscle and Shedding Fat
by The Sherpa


As ‘Muslim-Free Zones’ Flourish, Groups Demand DOJ Probe
Broad coalition says such declarations violate Title II of the Civil Rights Act and encourage Islamophobia
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

Fukushima Report Dangerously Downplays Ongoing Health Risks: Greenpeace
“The IAEA report actively supports the Abe government’s and the global nuclear industry’s agenda to make it appear that things can return to normal after a nuclear disaster.”
by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Common Dreams

UK Killing by Police Underscores Depth of Crisis in US
Shooting of London-area man marks first fatality by British police since 2011
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

Georgia Woman Paroled in Case Highlighting Abuse of Trans Inmates
Ashley Diamond vows to continue ‘fight for justice’ after receiving unexpected release from Georgia prison
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

Chilling Effects of the Ashley Madison Scarlet Letter
by Jake Laperruque and Alex Bradshaw

The Real News Network
Days of Revolt: The Revolutionary, Caged
In this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges continues his conversation with two black revolutionaries and former political prisoners, Eddie Conway and Ojore Lutalo, to discuss their resistance within the prison system

Is Obama Greenwashing His Climate Record in Alaska?
Investigative journalist Steve Horn says the National Petroleum Council has institutionalized pro-gas and pro-oil policy regardless of which political party is in power

*If a Nobel Peace Prize winner can have a kill list

Why can’t “the greatest President on the environment” have as his “legacy” its denouement?

Key Pocomoke Councilwoman Says City Doesn’t Speak for Her in Secret Meeting Controversy
In a letter to the compliance board, the sole black member of the council says her views were misrepresented in the city’s response to an open meetings act complaint

A Broken System Breaks Families
Bobbi Smallwood, whose son was arrested during the Baltimore uprising, talks about how the judicial system is literally killing her

DC Mayor’s New Plan to Stem City Violence: More Policing
Glen Ford of discusses the plan of DC’s Mayor Bowser to address increased levels of city homicides

US Leads World in Credulous Reports of ‘Lagging Behind’ Russia
by Adam Johnson

*And yet Democracy Now! (aka “the exception to the rulers”) gives James Bamford copious airtime today to make the same case.

Little wonder I find myself skipping an increasing number of segments on the program, is there?

The Washington Post and the Federal Reserve Cult
by Dean Baker

The 12 Best Reasons You Should Exercise
There are a lot of reasons you should exercise. Here are some lesser-known benefits.
by David Schardt


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