September 2016


Citing Environmental Risks, Scientists Back Tribes in Dakota Access Fight
Meanwhile, a Reuters investigation finds pipeline spill detection system severely flawed
by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Common Dreams

Victory in Alabama: State’s Anti-LGBTQ Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended
Decision effectively removes Moore from office for good, months after he urged state probate judges to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

TTP & TTIP: Map Shows How Trade Deals Would Enable ‘Polluter Power-Grab’
The new, interactive tool ‘gives people a chance to see if toxic trade is in their own backyard’
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Common Dreams

Ten Things That Should Have Come Up During the Debate But Didn’t
by Sonali Kolhatkar

*They are tales told by idiots

Full of sound and fury

Signifying nothing so much as the insanity of our age

U.S. Right to Know
FDA Tests Confirm Oatmeal, Baby Foods Contain Residues of Monsanto Weed Killer

The Real News Network
Obama Vetoed 9/11 Bill to Preserve U.S. Impunity
The U.S. president’s argument about the undermining of international sovereignty is real, but victims of attacks would otherwise have almost no other recourse in the face of state-sponsored terrorism, says international law professor John Quigley

Big Papers Want Foreign Companies, Not War Crime Victims, to Sue US
by Adam Johnson

*Only when the suits fit their frame

As Brazil’s New Ruler Admits Lie Behind Impeachment, US Press Closes Eyes
by Janine Jackson

*Blackouts and whitewashes

Democracy Now!
Medea Benjamin: If Americans Can Sue Saudis over 9/11, Drone Victims Should Be Able to Sue U.S.


Undermining Democracy, Corporations Pouring Millions into Local Ballot Fights
Public Citizen finds total corporate spending on just eight local measures has topped $139 million
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

Cornucopia Institute
Triclosan Banned by FDA from Soaps but Still OK in Toothpaste
Scorecard Identifies Brands without Toxics

National Nurses United
NLRB Moves Forward with Another Massive Complaint Against Mega Hospital Chain CHS
Charges Also Issued for the First Time Against CHS Spin-off, Quorum Health Corporation

Progress Michigan
Congressional Leaders Fail to Deliver Immediate Funds to Flint Residents
Waiting to approve Flint Water Crisis funds until after the November 8th election will leave Flint residents without any solution

The Real News Network
US and EU Sanctions Are Devastating Syrian Civilians
They have resulted in a worsened humanitarian crisis and the empowerment of Assad, yet show no signs of being lifted soon, says journalist Rania Khalek

Chicago Teachers Union Set to Strike on Oct. 11th
Public school teacher Sarah Chambers and Jacobin Magazine’s Micah Uetricht say the teachers are fighting against the neoliberal reform agenda

Police Kill Unarmed Mentally Ill Black Man As Report Finds Law Enforcement Shootings Reminiscent of Lynchings
A United Nations group also says the United States owes reparations to African Americans

Institute for Public Accuracy
Confessing to Brazilian Coup * U.S. Complicity

Democracy Now!
Protests Continue in San Diego After Police Kill Mentally Ill, Unarmed Ugandan Refugee Alfred Olango

California Cop Who Shot Unarmed Black Man Was Demoted in 2015 for Sexually Harassing Female Officer

*The thick blue wall

Worse Than a Slaughterhouse: 250,000 Trapped in East Aleppo Amid Devastating Bombing Campaign


Memo for Armchair Strategists: Four Key Factors for Election Day
The system indeed is rigged, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a winner
by David Morris

*It was inspiring to hear Madame Clinton’s searing denunciation of these tactics and her full throated defense of the right to vote during Monday’s debate.

Wait a tick …

Shimon Peres: Israeli War Criminal Whose Victims the West Ignored
by Ben White

*The dark prince of “peace”

SOA Watch
Victims of State Sponsored Terror Deserve Justice, Sponsors of Terror Need to be Held Accountable

Pakistan Says It ‘May Limit’ Death Penality, Amid Fears for Mentally Ill Prisoner

An Open Letter about Syria:
The Russia-US Bombing Deal Will Bring
Neither Peace Nor Justice

The Real News Network
Baltimore City Council Candidate: Gentrification is Not A Development Plan
Nnamdi Scott of Ujima People’s Progress Party discusses vacant housing, unemployment, and Port Covington

Trump and the Social Basis of Fascism
The threat of fascism is real, but it shouldn’t push the left to vote for Clinton in states where she will clearly win, says historian Gerald Horne

Institute for Public Accuracy
Trump, Clinton and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity

*When you feel like you’re losing your prick

You tend to act like one

NYT Makes Bill Clinton’s Sex Life the Lead Story–Without Mentioning Trump’s
by Jim Naureckas

*Can we take this as a sign that the “liberal media” is so confident of Her Travesty’s ascension that they feel they can concentrate on selling papers and glueing eyeballs by playing the Trump card?

And what’s so “complex” about being a philanderer and a prick – literally and figuratively?

(This applies to all three)

Democracy Now!
Alabama Guards Stage Work Strike Months After Prisoner Uprising at Overcrowded Holman Facility

Hunger Strikes, Marches & Work Stoppages: Unprecedented National Prison Strike Enters Third Week

“I Called You to Help Me, But You Killed My Brother”: Police Shoot Dead Unarmed African-American Man

You are not the most important customer of supermarkets
It’s the big food companies who rent space on food shelves
by David Schardt
Nutrition Action

*Shelf life

And death


Pennsylvanians Beg Scotland to Reject First Shipment of US Fracked Gas
‘Fracking should not happen here in Scotland, and our country should not profit from it happening anywhere else’
by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Common Dreams

Air Pollution Skyrocketing Worldwide in ‘Public Health Emergency’: WHO
Developing counties and vulnerable populations at particularly high risk for health impacts, new research finds
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

Standing in Solidarity for a Humanity Without Borders
Much has been made of the basic unfairness in how responsibility is shared between nations for ameliorating the refugee crisis. But the real question is the level of economic sharing that is needed to deal with its root causes, when the international response continues to be woefully inadequate.
by Adam Parsons

Killing People, Breaking Things, and America’s Winless Wars
Win, Lose, or Draw: How U.S. Special Operations Command details dismal U.S. military record
by Nick Turse

*So what’s the point of this article?

Are Turse and Bacevich saying that if the US were 64-0, the world would be a better place?

What are the “political goals” that a person of conscience would wish the US to achieve?

Is “Mission Accomplished” – in the words of Martha Stewart – “a good thing”?

Hiroshima and Nagasaki (not to mention Tokyo and Dresden) were “plays” in a “win”.

To be all Albright about it, is “the price … worth it” if the dead and broken put the US in the “Win” column?

I’m just asking

And I really shouldn’t have to.

Seeds of Corporate Power vs Farmers’ Rights
We need to start tilting the playing field back in favor of farmers and the environment
by Karen Hansen-Kuhn

The Real News Network
Clinton vs. Trump Debate: Is One Section of the Oligarchy More Dangerous?
Glen Ford and Jeff Cohen agree that the exclusion of third parties left the “non-partisan” debate with candidates who have “very little light between them,” but disagree about strategic voting and the danger of Trump’s neo-fascism

*If “Vote for the Democrats, then organize” had any validity

It would have long ago become obsolete as a strategy.

Comply or Die: What the Shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte Reveal About Policing in America
Failure to comply with police can result in a death sentence for Black Americans, says Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report

*The loathing lights the flame of fear in which the loathed are immolated

Institute for Public Accuracy
Trump and Clinton: * “No Fly, No Buy” * “Stop and Frisk”

Lester Holt Asks Zero Questions About Poverty, Abortion, Climate Change
by Adam Johnson

*Fitting that all three rings of this circus should be filled by clowns

Democracy Now!
Outside First Presidential Debate, 24 Arrested at Protests & Jill Stein Escorted Away by Police

*Farce inside

Force outside

The Complete List of Gluten-Free Grains (9 in Total)
by Yuri Elkaim


Why We Can’t Arrest Our Way to “Justice”
Should prison really be the American way?
by Rebecca Gordon

*It’s a shame that Gordon’s otherwise well reasoned argument for restorative justice is marred by her employment of the sham that was South Africa’s “reconciliation” as a example of same.

Apartheid ended only for black elites, Mandela included. The ANC betrayed the mass of non white South Africans, and the white exploitocracy operates as before, without the onus of de jure racism to hinder their greed.

Ask the Marikana miners about the “peace” that process wrought.

Center for Biological Diversity
Obama Administration Finalizes New Rules Impeding Citizens’ Ability to Use Endangered Species Act
Rules Impose Pointless Procedural Burdens Designed to Discourage Citizens, Scientists From Filing Petitions to Protect Imperiled Species

The Real News Network
Anti-BDS Campaign Aims to Undermine Academic Freedom and Free Speech on Palestine
Investigations into claims of anti-Semitism among Palestine solidarity groups often find the claims to be unfounded, says Dima Khalidi of Palestine Legal

Why the Federal Reserve Needs To Go Beyond Interest Rate Policy
The long-term decline of the U.S. economy won’t be reversed until there’s movement towards greater public investment, protections for workers, and a higher minimum wage, says PERI co-director Gerald Epstein

Recall Referendum on Maduro Moves to Next Phase in spite of “Irregularities”
Venezuelans are hoping for the political process to follow the constitution, says Jeanette Charles of Venezuela Analysis

Far-Right Runs With ‘Outside Agitator’ Lie Spread by CNN
by Adam Johnson

*What’s more inane

That protests are provoked by “outside agitators”

Or that Soros and the Dems would be behind them?

And red baiting (from reactionaries and liberals alike) only works if “progressives” accept the premise that being a “commie” is one step above (or below) child sex trafficker.

Institute for Public Accuracy
A Push for Closure of “War on Terror” Air Force Hub – Interviews Available

“Debates” — or “Televised Joint Appearances”?

Democracy Now!
Keith Lamont Scott’s Wife is Latest Black Woman Forced to Film State Violence Against a Partner

Lawyer for Gitmo Prisoners Released to Uruguay: They Haven’t Seen Their Families in 15 Years

Activism Works: Charlotte Police Release Dashboard & Body Camera Video in Keith Lamont Scott Killing

*The color of a race to judgment

Marc Lamont Hill Responds to Trump: “We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out of a Problem of State Violence”

TTAC Book Excerpt: Hyperthermia and the Power of Heat
by Ty Bollinger

Cannabis and Cancer: How Marijuana Helps the Body Heal
by Ty Bollinger

Heard that acid-blockers like Prilosec or Nexium can cause dementia?
Only a select few patients should be taking these drugs long term, say experts
by David Schardt
Nutrition Action

How to Do More Push-Ups (Plus a Free Training Plan)
by Yuri Elkaim

Interval Training for Beginners: How to Get Started
by Yuri Elkaim


Earth Could Reach Critical Climate Threshold in Decade, Scientists Warn
Meanwhile, new research discovers soil may not be trapping carbon as fast as we hoped
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

Court Says Ohio’s Voter Purge is Illegal, But Will Rolls Be Restored in Time for Election?
Ohio’s policy is said to be the most aggressive in the nation with more than 2 million registered voters removed since 2011
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

Safe with ‘Oligarchs and Imperialists’ in US, Brazil’s New President Admits Coup Plot
Ousted President Dilma Rousseff wouldn’t enact austerity roadmap, so “a process was established which culminated with me being installed as president of the republic,” Temer says
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Common Dreams

‘Travesty’: Nestlé Outbids Another Town for Control of Local Water Supply
Council of Canadians launches new Boycott Nestlé campaign in response to company’s continued water grabs
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

Canada’s Founding Myths Hold Us Back from Addressing Climate Change
by Naomi Klein

How the Pentagon Sank the US-Russia Deal in Syria – and the Ceasefire
Was the first ever US strike against Syrian government forces an intentional hit by the Pentagon to block military cooperation with Russia?
by Gareth Porter

France and the Struggle over Labour Reforms
by Maxime Benatouil

The Meaning of the Trump Surge
by Andrew Levine

*Farce as tragedy

Or tragedy as farce?

Fight for the Future
Prison Disciplinary Board Decides to Punish Chelsea Manning with Solitary Confinement for Charges Related to Suicide Attempt

The Real News Network
US National Security Policy for Climate Change Seeks Security for Corporate-Controlled Assets
Nick Buxton, co-editor of ‘The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations Are Shaping a Climate Changed World,’ says the military’s prime concern is the continuation of its global imperial footprint

Berlin Election Outcome Signals Merkel’s Tenuous Grip on Chancellorship
The Social Democrats and Greens might attempt to partner with left parties in order to stay in power, says Victor Grossman

Justice for Port Drivers
Call on Michael Kors to Respect Port Drivers

Does your favorite restaurant limit antibiotic use in the meat and poultry it serves?
Here’s how the top 25 restaurant chains rate
by David Schardt
Nutrition Action

The 7 Yoga Beginner Poses That Will Improve Your Flexibility
by Yuri Elkaim


Public Citizen
Patient Safety Threatened by HHS Refusal to Close Dangerous Loophole That Allows Health Care Providers to Evade Malpractice Reporting

*Doctoring the data

The Real News Network
MST Occupies Government Building in Salvador, Bahia
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with MST activists about the political and economic crisis in Brazil

Baltimore City Council Candidate: Neighbors Need to Organize to Change the City
Running for city council for the 7th district as part of Ujima People’s Progress Party – Maryland’s first Black workers-led electoral party – Nnamdi Scott discusses Baltimore police aerial surveillance, bold new creative leadership, and mass mobilization

SEC Accusations Against US Billionaire Highlights Centrality of Insider Trading to Hedge Fund Profits
Former financial regulator Bill Black discusses the case of Leon Cooperman, who once accused Obama of unfair treatment of the rich

*Cooperman knows full well that Dear Misleader’s populist rhetoric is designed to protect the exploitocracy, just as FDR’s New Deal was meant to save capitalism from its rapacious self.

Of course, the latter did place some limits on their greed, whereas Obama’s posturing is merely meant to assuage the growing rage of common folks at being fucked through every orifice available.

It’s a pantomime on both their parts

But we’re the ones played as clowns.

Dakota Access Blackout Continues on ABC, NBC News
by Jim Naureckas

*Disappearing the undeniable

Corpress (and cop shop) common practice

Democracy Now!
State of Emergency: Charlotte NAACP & Protesters Demand Police Release Video of Keith Scott Shooting

Protests Call for Arrest of Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby for Fatal Shooting of Terence Crutcher

Rashad Robinson: Let’s Implement Stop-and-Frisk on White Billionaires Like Trump

Connecticut State Troopers Unwittingly Film Themselves Fabricating Charges Against Protester


Because ‘We’re Running Out of Time,’ World Leaders Finally Commit to Tackling Superbug Scourge
“It’s clear that if we don’t begin to reverse it now, it’s going to be much harder in the future”
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Common Dreams

Does Fear of Black Men Satisfy the “Objective Reasonableness” Standard?
The case that set the standard on when police officers are justified in using excessive force is Graham v. Connor. But how that standard is applied needs deep consideration.
by Brian Purnell

Radicalized Nation: Fear and Hypocrisy in New York
Diagnoses of violent extremism are diligently wielded against Muslims but not against leaders or policies that indiscriminately kill civilians
by Belén Fernández

Justice for Berta: Honduran Women Activists Launch Land Rights Campaign
Women are banding together in Honduras and around the world to demand #LandRightsNow
by Vicki Gass

Courage Campaign, Story of Stuff Project, Center for Biological Diversity
BREAKING: Federal Court Denies Request to Turn Off Nestlé Spigot Despite Decades of Water-Taking in the San Bernardino National Forest
Despite Expired Permit Harming Strawberry Creek, Court Allows National Forest and Nestlé to Continue with Business as Usual

Center for Biological Diversity
Analysis: Monterey County Crude Worse for Climate Than Alberta Tar Sands Oil
San Ardo Is California’s Most Carbon-intensive Big Oilfield

The Real News Network
Police Killings from Charlotte to Tulsa Spark Calls for Boycotts and Justice
The Real News brings the latest on the police killings of Terrance Crutcher in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Keith Scott in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which took place 95 years after the Tulsa Race Riots

US Indifference to Congolese Repression Ensures Its Access to Nation’s Mineral Resources
With dozens killed in the Congo and opposition headquarters sacked, The Real News looks at the material interests of the United States in the Central African nation

Trudeau’s Liberals Adopt Harper Government’s Carbon Targets
Dimitri Lascaris says the transfer of Canadian taxpayer money to oil companies in the face of climate emergency casts doubt on the ability of the Liberal government to produce an adequate carbon pricing plan

*Neoliberal Neros

Corbyn and the Roots of Labour’s Discontent
Jeremy Corbyn’s rise is not due to the appearance of Momentum or the arrival of newcomers – it comes from the frustration of Labour’s base with the majority of the party MPs, says UK economist John Weeks

With Most of Dakota Access Pipeline Approved, Final Battle Remains Over Critical Portion
Concerns from NoDAPL protesters are seemingly justified with each pipeline safety failure, says DeSmogBlog’s Steve Horn

*Turning pipe dreams into natural nightmares

Does a Golden Parachute Await Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf?
Former financial regulator Bill Black explains why criminal prosecutions of executives time after time are not happening

*Golden parachutes and crash landings

Yale to Face Protests for Whitewashing Paul Kagame’s Human Rights Record
Journalist and Yale alum Anjan Sundaram says Yale is ignoring the Rawandan president’s atrocious record in both Rwanda and Congo

The Democratic Party Fatigue of Black Lives Matter Millennials
Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford says the Democrats’ attempts to get out the black vote for Hillary this election might not work

*”[I]nsult to my legacy”?

A legacy of insult

Petition update
End Female Genital Mutilation in the US
by Jaha Dukureh

Media Ask Which Candidate Can Better Exploit Our Irrational Fear of Terrorism
by Adam Johnson

*With fear in favor

Democracy Now!
Protests Erupt over Police Killings of Terence Crutcher & Keith Lamont Scott in Tulsa & Charlotte

U.N. Summit for Refugees & Migrants Creates New Urgency for Global Crisis of 65 Million Displaced

*Light the match

And lock the door


Thai Court Conviction of Activist Sends Shockwaves Through Global Human Rights Community
British activist Andy Hall was accused of criminal defamation by a company for his work exposing the abuse of migrant workers at their pineapple processing plant
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

TTIP 2.0? New Leak Exposes Threats of Lesser-Known TISA Trade Deal
‘The deal, a spiritual and practical sibling of the much-maligned TTIP and TPP free trade agreements, is designed to drive deregulation across the vast global services sector’
by Nika Knight, staff writer
Common Dreams

Environmental Working Group (EWG)
‘Brockovich’ Carcinogen Found in Tap Water of 200 Million Americans

The Real News Network
Israeli Arms Industry Faces Existential Threat in New US Aid Agreement
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now fighting to remove the influence of the military and security elite from the political process now that Israel can no longer finance its arms industry through US aid, says political economy Shir Hever

Chris Hedges: To Stop Terrorism, End U.S. Occupation of the Middle East
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges discusses the Manhattan bombing and the lack of media coverage of the impact of U.S. wars abroad

Can a Lebanon-Style Solution End the Syrian War?
The conflict will not come to an end until the US and Russia make their respective clients agree to an imposed settlement or else face an immediate arms embargo, says journalist Charles Glass

Save The Waves Coalition
Stop Trump’s Irish Wall

Institute for Public Accuracy
Obama at UN, in Time of Perpetual War, a No War Conference

*From O-bomb-a to Madame Mayhem

A lethal legacy lingers on

Democracy Now!
U.S. Muslims Fear Hate Crimes & Overreaction by Law Enforcement In Wake of Chelsea Bombing

Could Cellphone Alerts Used to Search for New York Bombing Suspect Open Door for Attacks on Muslims?

Large Somali-American Community in St. Cloud Concerned About Backlash After Knife Attack

Professor Calls for Fighting Systemic Ignorance That Leads to Islamophobia in the Classroom

Calls to Treat Terror Suspects as “Enemy Combatants” Push U.S. Toward Totalitarianism

9 Tips to Maintain Good Kidney Health
by Ty Bollinger

How to Fix Your Rounded Shoulders (5 Simple Ways)
by Yuri Elkaim


As CETA Advances, Reports Warn Deal Will Ruin Economies, Cement Corporate Power
Germany’s minority Social Democratic Party backs trade agreement despite 300,000-strong protest on Saturday
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

Canada Scrambles to Create National Climate Plan, But May Sign COP21 Without One
One step forward, two steps back? Trudeau prepares to sign COP21 while Alberta approves $4 billion worth of new tar sands projects
by Nika Knight, staff writer
Common Dreams

*A Liberal dose of doublespeak

The Public Option Is Back: Our Enthusiasm Should Be Tempered
by Don McCanne

How to “Stop the Violence”: March Up the Steps of the Traders Who Pay No Sales Tax
by Paul Buchheit


Or termination?

Center for Biological Diversity
Obama Administration Urged to Halt Dumping of Offshore Fracking Waste Into Gulf of Mexico
Proposed Permit Threatens Sea Turtles, Fish, Other Gulf Wildlife

The Real News Network
Rattling the Bars: Prison is Not a Residence
In this episode of ‘Rattling the Bars’, TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway discusses prison gerrymandering with Peter Wagner, the Executive Director of the Prison Policy Initiative, and Khalil Muhammad, author of ‘The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America’

Nurses Union Slams AFL-CIO’s Endorsement of Dakota Access Pipeline
Exclusive: National Nurses United, a member of the AFL-CIO, strongly rebuked the AFL’s decision to endorse the Dakota Access Pipeline

*Big Labor pains the planet

Trump’s Rejection of Birtherism An Attempt to Appeal to Uncomfortable White Middle Class Voters
Historian Gerald Horne explains the history of ‘birtherism’ and the ongoing ‘mainstreaming’ of Donald Trump

Baltimore Police Have Ruthlessly Fought Past Efforts of Civilian Oversight
Documents obtained by TRNN show a pattern of police resisting citizen input from an all but powerless civilian review board, raising troubling questions of hopes for real reforms

*To serve and protect their own

Institute for Public Accuracy
U.S. Violation of Syrian Ceasefire Prompts Emergency UN Meeting

The Stronger the Boycott, the Thicker the Hype
by Janine Jackson

*Ye shall know them by the fruits they fawn over

Democracy Now!
A Debate on Empire: Is Donald Trump One Terrorist Attack Away from the Presidency?

Ralph Nader: Bernie Sanders’ Opposition to Third Parties is Why His Movement is in Disarray

Nader: Trump is a Freeloading, Pontificating Empty Suit Who Has Cheated on Everything He’s Done

Ralph Nader: Calling a Third-Party Candidate a “Spoiler” is a “Politically Bigoted Word”

*You can’t spoil something that’s already rotten to the core

50 Years After Vehicle Safety Victory, Ralph Nader Talks “Silent Violence” by Corporations

*Give Nader his due. He’s been at this for over half a century, and he and those who’ve worked with him have made a discernible difference.

But his focus is on reform, on making corps and gummint “behave”, rather than eliminating the former and transforming the latter.

Those entities have been forced to act less egregiously due to his and others’ efforts, when it was deemed in their self interest to do so. Of course, there’s also been a tremendous amount of backsliding on that progress, as their tactics changed, and with them, the times.

What I’m trying to say is that you can’t make this economic and political system work. It’s not designed to, except for those who hold power in it.

If we accept the limits of this strategy, we also have to accept the limits that system places on all our lives.

Is that facing reality

Or a failure to imagine a far better one?

Pesticides and Cancer: The “Love Affair” Continues
by Ty Bollinger

Prostate Cancer Prevention: 12 Ways to Protect Your Prostate
by Dr. David Jockers

Is too much phosphorus in food a threat to your kidneys?
Why does FDA allow companies to add phosphates to foods without showing they’re safe?
by David Schardt
Nutrition Action

3 Good Reasons Why You Have Trouble Digesting Food
by Dr. Alison Chen


Confirming Big Pharma Fears, Study Suggests Medical Marijuana Laws Decrease Opioid Use
Study comes after reporting revealed fentanyl-maker pouring money into Arizona’s anti-legalization effort
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

Discouraging Protest Vote, Sanders Says: Elect Clinton—Then Mobilize
The former presidential candidate reiterated his argument that the only way that the progressive agenda has a shot at being implemented is with Hillary Clinton at the helm and the grassroots force as her guide
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

*Well, he is kinda shaggy like a sheep dog, isn’t he?

With TPP on Ropes, It’s Corporate Power vs. People Power on Capitol Hill
Statements from Sen. Orrin Hatch suggest lame-duck Senate vote is not off the table
by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Common Dreams

Outraged Miami Residents Shut Down Town Meeting Over Zika Pesticide Spraying
‘If you’re going to spray, we want a say!’ chanted demonstrators
by Nika Knight, staff writer
Common Dreams

America’s New Demons and the Second Coming of the Neocons
by Andrew Levine

*In the empire game, you can’t boogie without a boogeyman

A Lesson for Trump From Scott Walker: If the Election Is Close, Cry Fraud
After a close Wisconsin election, conservative operatives made plans for “messaging ‘widespread reports of election fraud.’” Now Trump peddles a similar line.
by John Nichols

*The Democrats certainly know how to cheat — witness the primary sleaze to ensure Her Travesty’s ascension to the nomination — but if there’s to be fraud at any electoral level in November, the Republicans have proven practiced at the art, haven’t they?

The Real News Network
Don’t Celebrate Just Yet: Median Household Income In a 20-Year Decline
Recent statistics from the US Census Bureau show improvement from 2014-2015, but in reality, wages are in a real decline and no mechanisms have been put in place to prevent another crash, says economist Richard Wolff

Media Grossly Downplaying the Depths of the Wells Fargo Scandal
Former financial regulator Bill Black says media coverage has falsely portrayed Wells Fargo’s image as untarnished by previous financial fraud

*Slap (make that “tap”) on the wrist?

Take it to the bank

The Guardian Leaks Reveal $12 Million in Corporate Money Behind Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011 Fight Against Unions
The documents show Wisconsin judges ordered the destruction of court documents that revealed governor Scott Walker coordinating with right-wing billionaires to finance his recall campaign, says Matthew Rothschild of Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

*The money was obviously important, but Walker twice won reelection primarily because of the intentionally pathetic candidates and campaigns the Democrats ran against him.

Tom Barrett? Mark Burke?

Jesus Marion Joseph …

And the recall sucked all the energy out of what might have been a true turning point in Wisconsin and nationally. Talk of a general strike and other aggressive strategies ended, and money, time and energy were channeled down the dead end street of electoral politics, because anything outside of that threatened both parties.

“Forward Wisconsin” was slammed into reverse.

Sing in Unison, David Brooks Tells Black Athletes
by Adam Johnson

*Queasy condescension in the key of B

Democracy Now!
Hit Man Recalls Violent Past of Philippine President as Wave of Killings Raises Human Rights Concerns

StoryCorps Launches #WhoWeAre Oral History Campaign to Feature Stories of Hope & Compassion

*Yeah … my damn eyes teared up.

Wanna make something of it?

You deal with so much shit in this life, that when you encounter true humanity, it has that effect on you.

Me, anyways.


Silent Skies: North America Lost 1.5 Billion Birds Since 1970s, Says Report
Most comprehensive survey of North American landbirds to date finds stunning and dramatic population decline over past 40 years
by Nika Knight, staff writer
Common Dreams

*Canaries aren’t the only casualties in the Anthropocene coal mine

Empire’s Religion: Arundhati Roy Confronts the Tyranny of the Free Market
by Jake Johnson

The Real News Network
‘What’s Different This Time Is that We Are Armed with Cameras’
The Obama administration’s intervention has not halted the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, says Desiree Kane

The Struggle to Defeat Dakota Access Pipeline Goes Global
On Tuesday, people across the world stood in solidarity with activists in North Dakota as they continue to block construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and risk arrest

*Dear Misleader’s “legacy” is to have lead the naïve down the primose path to perdition, with the Big Greenies serving up the Kool Aid along the way.

Brazil’s New President Presents Neoliberal Economic Plan
President Temer’s economic plan represents a deepening of neoliberal economic policies that Rousseff had already begun and will not improve the economic situation, says Professor Alfredo Saad-Filho

Colleagues Mostly Fail to Rally for Amy Goodman, Threatened With Jail for Journalism
by Jim Naureckas

*The silence of the lambs

Nationwide Prison Strike Mostly Ignored by National Media
by Rohit Chandan

*Placing bars on the window to the world


Emergency Action Sought in Flint, Where Some Still Can’t Get Clean Water
As Donald Trump visits city, activists and environmental groups refuse to be his photo op
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

US Policy Perpetuating Stalemate in Syria
The Obama administration’s strategy includes arming the opposition forces just enough to keep them fighting Assad, but not enough for them to overthrow the government
by Edward Hunt

Monsanto and the Poisonous Cartel of GMOs in India
by Vandana Shiva

*The barrel bombs of Big Business

The Federal Poverty Line is Too Damn Low
by Shawn Fremstad

*There are lies

Damned lies

And statistics to hide them

The Real News Network
How Bipartisan Economic Policy Fuels White Working Class Support for Trump
Historian Gerald Horne responds to Hillary Clinton’s remark about ‘deplorables’

*It’s far more than half, isn’t it?

Of course, nearly every person in this country is a bigot to one degree or another. That’s what American society compels us to be. The question is whether we recognize our prejudices, and do something about them.

And one’s bias isn’t the sum total of who one is, is it? Hate must be confronted and condemned, but if we don’t accept the humanity of those who exhibit it, we will never make true progress toward ending it.

Ignorance is the base evil here. Ignorance of our shared humanity, and ignorance of one’s own best interests.

We must get in the faces of the racists, the sexists, the homophobes, the haters

But we must see our own face in theirs, and give them the opportunity to do likewise.

I’d like to think that’s not hopelessly naïve of me.

Catalan Independence Struggle Impedes Formation of Spanish Government
The issue is not just nationalism, but the struggle for more democracy against austerity and EU institutions, says Roar Magazines editor Carlos Delclos

African Refugees Fleeing War and Economic Strife on the Rise
Record numbers of refugee crossings are still taking place along the route from Libya to Italy, says Proactiva Open Arms coordinator Gerard Canals

New list of cancers linked to being overweight
“Women in particular should take note of the results,” says cancer expert
by David Schardt
Nutrition Action

13 Exercises That Will Strengthen and Tone Your Legs
by Yuri Elkaim

How to Do Intermittent Fasting: 19 Popular Questions Answered
by Yuri Elkaim


The Planet’s Most Dangerous Predator Is Us
by David Suzuki

Harder Times for Palestine If Clinton Wins US Election
It is clear that Hillary Clinton will not be visiting any Arab capital with a proffered fig leaf
by Stanley L. Cohen

*Her Travesty should know from “deplorables”

Is Trump an Aberration? The Dark History of the “Nation of Immigrants”
by Aviva Chomsky

ACLU Statement on HUD Guidance on Nuisance Ordinances

UN Human Rights Chief ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Ethiopia Abuses

Brave New Films
Justice Served the Right Way

The Real News Network
Why Did The US Just Bar a Former British Diplomat From Entering the Country?
Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray blew the whistle on how the Americans were using Uzbekistan’s medieval torture program to produce false intelligence in the war on terror

Institute for Public Accuracy
Whistleblowers Second Jill Stein’s Call for Real 9/11 Investigation — Interviews Available

Democracy Now!
“Everything Was Cut Immediately”: LIU Faculty and Students Protest Lockout & Class Cancellations

Lawyer for Imprisoned Whistleblower Chelsea Manning: Ongoing Pattern of Abuse Led to Hunger Strike

*A prisoner of a lack of conscience

North Carolina Sees Economic Fallout from Anti-LGBT Law as NCAA Moves Championships Out of the State

ACLU Attorney: Growing Number of Murders of Trans Women Can’t Be Separated from Anti-Trans Laws


Facebook and Israeli Government Team Up to Censor Posts
Justice minister says Facebook already complies with 95 percent of Israel’s take-down requests
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Common Dreams

Hillary Clinton’s National Security Advisers Are a “Who’s Who” of the Warfare State
by Zaid Jilani, Alex Emmons and Naomi LaChance
The Intercept

*The callous company she keeps

The Big Difference at Standing Rock Is Native Leadership All Around
by Sarah van Gelder and Dallas Goldtooth

Five Deadly Sins of Big Pharma
by Paul Buchheit

*Drug double dealing

What If America Happened To Forget The September 11th Attacks?
by Kevin Gosztola

*Never forget the consequences

Never recall the cause

The Real News Network
New Poll Suggests Black Millennials Are Rejecting the Two Party Duopoly
The millenial generation of young black people raised in the language of Black Lives Matter are not buying into lesser evilism, says Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford

Voter Registries Face Purges in Republican-Controlled States
Investigative reporter Greg Palast says Republicans are raising alarm over multiple-voting in order to purge millions of minority voters from voter registries

*Even when our votes are counted, they often really don’t count, do they?

How Social Security Helps Alleviate Child Poverty
Peter Arno and Jeanette Wicks-Lim, co-authors of ‘Overlooked but Not Forgotten: Social Security Lifts Millions More Children Out of Poverty’, say it’s not just the elderly who benefit from this social safety net

US and Russia Agree to Cessation of Hostilities in Syria
As Syrian opposition groups retreat from the demand that President Assad step down, a ceasefire agreement becomes more feasible, says Vijay Prashad

Thousands of Prisoners Strike Against Forced Labor
On the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, Prison Radio’s Noelle Hanrahan explains how and why prisoners organized what may be the largest prison strike in US history

Media Undermine Democracy by Speculating Wildly About Undermining Democracy
by Adam Johnson

*I wonder how much space has been allotted to this asinine agitprop as opposed to investigation of the very real malevolent machinations in service of vote repression.

FAIR Extra!
Retaliation: Reality Vs. Pundit Fantasy
by Jim Naureckas

*Light the fire

Fan the flame

And posture as a fireman

Democracy Now!
Students Support LIU Professors in Contract Dispute: “End the Lockout, Negotiate & Let Us Learn”

Prebiotics and Probiotics: Why You Need Both For a Healthy Gut
by Ty Bollinger

Is Nitric Oxide a Cancer-Healing Powerhouse?
by Dr. Veronique Desaulniers

The Remarkable Health Benefits of Grape Seeds & Skins
by Ty Bollinger

The Hidden Danger of Calories in Drinks
Remember the quaint “family-size” bottle of Coca-Cola?
by David Schardt
Nutrition Action

2 Simple Steps to Reprogram Your Taste Buds and Curb Food Cravings
by Yuri Elkaim

The Best Homemade Electrolyte Drink for Quick Hydration
by Yuri Elkaim

Pulling with Coconut Oil: Everything You Need to Know
by Yuri Elkaim

My #1 Mouthwash Alternative (It’s not oil pulling)
by Yuri Elkaim

Protest Targets Expo ‘Spreading War on Our Communities’
Nearly two dozen arrested for protesting ‘Urban Shield’—the military and police expo in California
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

Facebook Under Fire for Censoring One of the Most Iconic War Photos
‘Facebook’s censorship is an attack on the freedom of expression—and therefore on democracy’
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Common Dreams

*What is the true obscenity?

Child Refugees Forced to Sleep in Dirty, Vermin-Infested Cells: Report
Human Rights Watch investigation reveals that Greece is violating both national and international law by detaining refugee children in unsanitary police and coast guard jail cells for months at a time
by Nika Knight, staff writer
Common Dreams

On Pricks and Politics: How to Measure Up This Election Season
by Stacy Keltner and Ashley McFarland

*When it comes to royally screwing us

They’re all prodigious pricks, aren’t they?

Rendition Victim “Staggered” as MI6 Official Implicated in His Abuse Breaks Silence

*The commissars of Christianity didn’t invent hypocrisy

They just made it their hallmark

The Real News Network
Baltimore Officials Tout Massive Giveback to Seal Tax Break Deal, But is it Fair?
Developers promise millions in community investments in exchange for subsidy to build Port Covington, but questions remain about how a massive $600 million tax break for Under Armor CEO Kevin Plank will address entrenched poverty and ongoing economic inequity in the city

*Fat deals for fat cats, while the city stays lean and mean

Baltimore Community Members Raise Concerns about DOJ’s Next Steps
Activists, legal experts, and victims of police brutality say the recommendations made by the Department of Justice in their report on the Baltimore police department don’t go far enough

*The task of “progressives” like Cummings is to manage the anger of the masses, to express “solidarity” while making certain nothing that truly challenges power comes to pass.

In that, they are a vital cog in the machine – a safety valve to release pressure when other components turn the screws too tight.

Institute for Public Accuracy
Whose Nukes to Worry About?

Why Prisoners Nationwide are Striking

Democracy Now!
National Guard on Standby in North Dakota Before Court Ruling on Dakota Access Pipeline

45 Years After Legendary Attica Prison Uprising, New Book Reveals State Role in Deadly Standoff

*Demonization be the province of demons

Which are the germiest spots in your house?
You may know the worst, but you’re probably not even thinking of the fifth most germy
by David Schardt
Nutrition Action


Fall of the Wild: Study Documents ‘Catastrophic Decline’ in World’s Untouched Places
With 10 percent lost in just 20 years, researchers say wilderness is being lost at a ‘staggering’ pace
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

Making Case for Clean Air, World Bank Says Pollution Cost Global Economy $5 Trillion
Impact is most severe in developing nations where ’93 percent of deaths and nonfatal illnesses attributed to air pollution worldwide occurred’ in 2013
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

*One hand wrings

The other writes the checks for the wrongs

FCC Poised to Break Up Big Cable’s Chokehold on Set-Top Boxes
‘These rules will open the door for innovation, spurring new apps and devices, giving consumers even more choice and user control’
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

U.S. Healthcare System Culls the Wheat from the Working Class Chaff
by Donna Smith

Biden Is Dangerously Unaware Of The Tragedy Asylum Seekers Face
by Tom Andrews

*Empty rhetoric to veil a putrid purgatory

The Real News Network
The Powerful Interests Backing the Dakota Access Pipeline
Ahead of a major court ruling expected on Friday, TRNN examines the financial and political interests behind the Dakota Access pipeline

Robert Scheer: US Pledge of $90 Million to Laos for Cluster Munitions Legacy is ‘Chump Change’
If the word ‘terrorism’ has any meaning, it applies to the US bombings in Laos and Vietnam, says the Truthdig editor-in-chief

*A sincere and searing condemnation of imperialism from Scheer, yet you might ask Native peoples, not to mention the descendants of African slaves and others, about the virtuous “wisdom” of the “Founding Fathers” he approvingly quotes.

They set the template for the horrors he rightly reviles.

The Biggest Strike in World History? No Thanks, We’re Focusing on the New iPhone
by Jim Naureckas

*No Indian (or “Indian”) summer on the corpress calendar

‘What Is Aleppo?’ Asks Gary Johnson–and NYT Gives Three Wrong Answers
by Jim Naureckas

*The blinders leading the blind

Democracy Now!
Standing Rock Sioux Historian: Dakota Access Co. Attack Comes on Anniversary of Whitestone Massacre

*I’ll never understand this pride in fighting and dying for your oppressors, killing others who suffer that same oppression.

“America” is not their land, yet it is truly their land, which “America” stole.


Costa Rica Has Been Running on 100 Percent Renewable Energy for Months
Costa Rica’s electrical grid has relied solely on renewable energy sources for 76 days straight, aiming for an all-renewable future
by Nika Knight, staff writer
Common Dreams

*”Renewable” isn’t always “clean”, is it?

And why does a tropical nation produce next to no sun power?

One Out of Every 200 Children in the World Is Now a Refugee: UNICEF
Nearly 28 million children are fleeing war and conflict worldwide
by Nika Knight, staff writer
Common Dreams

The US Superbug Crisis Growing as National Tracking Efforts Fall Far Short
‘No one at the state or federal level knows how many people are dying from drug-resistant infections,’ Reuters investigation finds
by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Common Dreams

A Good Beginnning (to the End of Empire)
by Kathy Kelly

The Real News Network
Oil Companies Seek to Exempt California’s Underground Aquifers from Clean Water Act
In the midst of a 5 year drought, a new lawsuit is aiming to force the state and EPA to do environmental assessments about potential threats to drinking water from fracking waste

Rattling the Bars: US Prison Labor
On this episode of Rattling the Bars, TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway interviews Asatar Bair, Assistant Professor of Economics at Riverside City College, about prisons and the ownership of a person’s labor power vs. the ownership of a person

48 Words at 4 AM Is All Network News Has to Say About Pipeline Protests
by Jim Naureckas

*Black snake white out

Institute for Public Accuracy
76 Percent Want Independents in Debates

Democracy Now!
Who’s Investing in the Dakota Access Pipeline? Meet the Banks Financing Attacks on Protesters

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Lawyer: Judge’s Ruling Allows Dakota Access to “Desecrate” Sacred Ground

Water Protectors Lock Their Bodies to Machines to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline Construction

Iowa Landowners Sue to Stop Dakota Access Construction, Say Pipeline Provides No Public Service

Trauma, Then More Trauma: How Long is Too Long for Immigrant Children to Be Detained?

Activists Sit In at Sen. Kaine’s Office to Demand Release of Families Detained at Berks for 1+ Year

*Feeling a different kind of Bern

Does Cell Phone Radiation Cause Cancer?
by Lloyd Burrell


Linking Alzheimer’s to Pollution, Study Finds ‘Abundant’ Toxic Nanoparticles in Human Brains
Toxic magnetic particles suspected of link to Alzheimer’s disease discovered in brains of people living in heavily polluted areas
by Nika Knight, staff writer
Common Dreams

Humans Have Pushed Oceans to Their Absolute Limit, Warns Report
Oceans protected us from worst effects of climate change by absorbing most of humans’ CO2 emissions, report finds, but they can’t take anymore—and will soon release that CO2 back into the air
by Nika Knight, staff writer
Common Dreams

*Are we to be as forlorn as frogs in boiling water?

Do immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally commit more crime?
by Franco Ordoñez
McClatchy DC

Japan’s Notorious Dolphin Hunt Is Where the World’s Aquariums Shop
by Peter Singer and Jordan Sosnowski

What If We All Used the Same Bathroom?
by Susan Etta Keller

*Pernicious potty training

Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
Employers Report Little Difficulty in Complying with New York City’s Paid Sick Days Law

*Crying wolves

The Real News Network
Study: Increased Pollution Does Not Bring More Jobs
Communities of color are also bearing burden from toxic facilities in large part without receiving the employment benefits, says Michael Ash of the Political Economy Research Institute at UMass Amherst

Massive Pro and Anti Government Demonstrations in Venezuela
Massive opposition protests cannot change the fact that the National Electoral Council is under constitutional obligations that will prevent it from moving the recall referendum to this year, says journalist Jeanette Charles

150 Million Indian Workers Take Part In Largest Strike in Centuries
This strike is a fight against the Modi government’s labor laws and a fight for the rights of informal sector workers to create trade unions and have them recognized within Indian labor law, says Vijay Prashad

National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)

Democracy Now!
FULL Exclusive Report: Dakota Access Pipeline Co. Attacks Native Americans with Dogs & Pepper Spray

*The true “savages”

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Calls for Investigation of Dog Attacks on Native American Protesters

Did the Dakota Access Pipeline Company Deliberately Destroy Sacred Sioux Burial Sites?

Canine Expert Decries “Egregious” & “Horrific” Dog Attacks on Native Americans Defending Burial Site

New Investigation Names Wall Street Banks Behind $3.8 Billion Dakota Access Pipeline

The Best Vegetarian Sources of Omega 3 to Know
by Yuri Elkaim


Defending Arms Sales, Boris Johnson Says Yemen Carnage Is No ‘Serious Breach’
UK MPs are debating whether to impose an arms ban on Saudi Arabia in light of allegations that its military campaign has indiscriminately targeted civilians
byLauren McCauley, staff writer
Common Dreams

*What’s a few thousand dead ragheads among friends?

As Hermine Strengthens, Experts Warn Climate Change Could Worsen Effects
Hermine does not have “a good historical comparison,” which makes its future “harder to predict,” said meteorologist Eric Holthaus
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

*Super sizing the whirlwind

Why the Founder of Standing Rock Sioux Camp Can’t Forget the Whitestone Massacre
We must remember we are part of a larger story. We are still here. We are still fighting for our lives on our own land.
by LaDonna Bravebull Allard

Taking a Knee for Peace: Recalling the Veterans Who Sat
by Jerry Lembcke

*Disappearing those who couldn’t stand for hypocrisy

Nuclear’s Last Stand? New York’s Cuomo Rushes in to Save Dying Plants
by Harvey Wasserman

*A liberal dose of duplicity

No Liberty, No Equality, No Fraternity: The Death of French Secularism
France’s secularism was meant to ensure basic freedom for all creeds. Using it to ban burkinis shows how the law has been perverted
by Hanane Karimi

The Real News Network
Turkey Seeks to Crush Kurdish Aspirations for Statehood
Vijay Prashad, author of ‘The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution,’ says cracks are forming in the alliance between the US, Turkey, and the Gulf monarchies

Facing the Anthropocene: The Earth’s New Geological Era
Ian Angus, author of the new book ‘Facing the Anthropocene’, explains the significance of a new epoch marked by an unprecedented level of human impact on the Earth

US Shows Support for New Brazilian Government, But Did It Play a Role in Rousseff’s Ouster?
CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot also discusses how mainstream reporting is reinforcing the false promises of austerity for Brazil

Baltimore Water Price Hike Will Disproportionately Impact Low-Income People and Senior Citizens
Jorge Aguilar of Food & Water Watch says that the city should instead opt for income-based water service billing in order to fund new infrastructure

Native Americans Hold Largest Gathering in a Century to Oppose Oil Pipeline
Krystal Two Bulls, a Water Protector of Red Warrior Camp, encourages the public to join the opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline which threatens the water supply of the local population

This Guardian Piece Touting Bill Gates’ Education Investment Brought to You by Bill Gates
by Adam Johnson

*A “newsmaker” by another meaning

The ‘Anti-Clinton Media’ Are Big Donors to Clinton Foundation–and to Clinton
by Michael Corcoran

*Bubula, they’re not out to get her.

They out to get her elected.

‘Invisibilizing the Workers Who Actually Do the Work’
Transcript of CounterSpin’s special Labor Day episode on workers and corporate media
by Janine Jackson

Democracy Now!
VIDEO: Dakota Access Pipeline Company Attacks Native American Protesters with Dogs and Pepper Spray

Mental Stress Hits Women’s Hearts Harder Than Men’s
This may explain why young and middle-age women are more likely to die from their heart attacks
by David Schardt
Nutrition Action

Can Hot Foods and Drinks Cause Esophageal Cancer?
by Ty Bollinger

How to Do Cardio Training (Properly)
by Yuri Elkaim

‘Huge Victory for Health’: FDA Orders Antibacterials Removed from Soaps
Triclosan has been shown to disrupt hormones and muscle function, environmental groups say
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Common Dreams

‘Sickening’ Killing of Wolf Pack Proceeds Despite Research Debunking Program
New research shows killing wild predators may not only be ineffective in protecting livestock, but can actually increase livestock deaths
by Nika Knight, staff writer
Common Dreams

Alan Kurdi Symbolized an Army of Dead Children. We Ignore Them at Our Peril
One year on, has the world learned the lesson of the three-year-old boy washed up on a Turkish beach?
by Robert Fisk

*Ignoring the past

Igniting the future

How Clinton and US Government Benefit When New York Times Attacks WikiLeaks
by Kevin Gosztola

*Yet more Russia to judgment

Military Insiders and War Profiteers Will Be Reviewing Private Prisons for Homeland Security
by Jerri-Lynn Scofield

*Stacking the deck

And the bodies

The Importance of the September 2nd General Strike
What every working Indian needs to know about the all-India trade union strike – and why it matters
by Socialist Project

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
40 Civil Rights Groups Urge Census to Stop Miscounting Prisoners
Practice Leads to a “Discriminatory Census Result”

The Real News Network
Uproar Over Apple-Ireland Tax Deal Ruling Could Put Multinationals Under the Gun During G20
Economist James Henry explains why he thinks Apple’s position on the European Commission’s ruling is indefensible

*Nothing is certain but death and tax weaseling

Ignoring the Pentagon’s Multi-Trillion-Dollar Accounting Error
by Dave Lindorff

*The money flows like blood

Democracy Now!
Historic Colombian Peace Deal Must Include Women, Address Sexual Crimes on Both Sides, Say Advocates

Is an Arkansas Town Operating a “Hot Check” Court as an Illegal Debtors’ Prison?

The Criminalization of Poverty: Woman Describes Fines & Arrests After $1.07 Check Bounces

*The poor always pay when the rich don’t

Judge Denies Hepatitis C Cure for Mumia Abu-Jamal, But Finds Lack of Care in Prison Unconstitutional

*Disease within a disease

6 Super Foods for Cancer Prevention & Nutrient Deficiency (video)
by Dr. Robert Scott Bell


‘World Watching’ as Tribal Members Put Bodies in Path of Dakota Pipeline
United Nations official echoes call for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to have say with regard to $3.8 billion oil pipeline
by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Common Dreams

*Snarling the black snake

‘Like Visiting a Cemetery’: Millions of Honeybees Dead After Zika Pesticide Spraying
‘I just couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that we spray poison from the sky,’ one beekeeper said
by Nika Knight, staff writer
Common Dreams

America’s True Role in Syria
by Jeffrey D. Sachs

*Dear Misleader’s “broken legacy” … ?

When was it ever intact?

How climate change is rapidly taking the planet apart. Part 2: amplifying feedbacks, divestment
by Will Denayer

Trump Going to Mexico is not the Real Irony. NAFTA Is.
by Sam Husseini

Why the New Sanders Group Our Revolution Is Leaving Many Bernie Backers Scratching Their Heads
by Steven Rosenfeld

*If you’re “scratching your head”

You weren’t opening your eyes

Holistic Life Foundation Uses Yoga To Uplift Communities in Baltimore
by Charise Wallace

*If you can change the inside

You have a better bet on changing the outside

Council on American-Islamic Relations
CAIR: Civil liberties and Human Services Groups Raise Concerns About DHS Countering Violent Extremism Grants

Center for Biological Diversity
Study Debunks Theory That Killing Predators Reduces Livestock Losses

Jewish Voice for Peace
Ahead of Hearing, Palestinian Poet Arrested for Social Media Posts Receives Widespread Support from Literary Figures

The Real News Network
Trump Would Intensify Bipartisan Immigration Policy Already in Place
Donald Trump’s critique of NAFTA neglects to mention that construction of the border wall – which already exists – began with the 1992 free-trade agreement, says journalist Todd Miller

FARC Members Ready for Peace, But Tensions Remain
While the final peace agreement between the FARC and the Colombian government must be ratified by a national referendum, prospects for ending almost 6 decades of civil war in a country with an extensive history of human rights violations and political crimes

Ending of TTIP Talks May Be Tactical But Should be Celebrated Nevertheless
If the left does not develop an alternative to failed trade agreements, the European far right or Trump-style economic nationalism will take their place, warns Global Justice Now Director Nick Dearden

Pena Nieto and Trump: Kindred Spirits?
Professor John Ackerman on Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto: ‘He’s Our Trump’

Institute for Public Accuracy
Does Trump’s Wall Already Exist?

*The only argument is about how tall a wall

PR Firm Says It Ghost-Wrote Thousands of Op-Eds in Major US Papers
by David Swanson

*Outsourcing agitprop

Democracy Now!
Trump’s Wall is Tantamount to Act of War: Outrage in Mexico as President Peña Nieto Meets with Trump

“Our Culture Will Prevail Against Hatred”: Arizona Activist Responds to Trump’s Immigration Speech

Protests Erupt in San Juan as Obama Forms Unelected Control Board to Run Puerto Rico


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