Crucifying Julian Assange 

Nov 13, 2018 by

The media’s refusal to defend the WikiLeaks publisher is a betrayal of press freedom. Source: Crucifying Julian Assange –...

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One-Hundred Years Later, It’s Time to Disarm Armistice Day

Nov 12, 2018 by

On Veterans Day, war-machine porn is rolled out all over the country in booming artillery displays and stealth fighter flyovers at...

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Killing the Messenger: Truth in a Time of Universal Deceit

Nov 12, 2018 by

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the case of Julian Assange, and freedom of the press Source: Killing the Messenger: Truth in a Time of...

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No to NATO – Yes to Peace  . . .

Nov 12, 2018 by

We plan a peace festival to advocate the abolition of NATO, the promotion of peace, the redirection of resources to human and...

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Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona US Senate seat 

Nov 12, 2018 by

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has won Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat Source: Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona US Senate seat...

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Want to Save the Climate? Break Up the Big Banks

Nov 12, 2018 by

Despite regularly claiming new commitments to ‘green finance,’ the big banks continue to lend billions to the fossil fuel industry...

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It’s Time To Take On The Capitalist Class

Nov 12, 2018 by

Neoliberal House Democrats will collaborate with Trump unless grassroots pressure prevents them. Now that the midterm election is...

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French President says ‘nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism’ right in front of Trump

Nov 12, 2018 by

“Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By saying, ‘Our interests first, who cares about the others,’ we erase what a nation holds...

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Woolsey Fire Burns Nuclear Meltdown Site that State Toxics Agency Failed to Clean Up

Nov 12, 2018 by

The Santa Susana Field Laboratory (Rocketdyne) Burned in the Woolsey Fire, Threatening Toxic Exposures From Contaminated Dust, Smoke,...

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As Dems struggle to connect with Black voters, ‘This is Us’ and Stacey Abrams offer a better path

Nov 12, 2018 by

No matter what the final vote count yields, we should all be taking copious notes on the Abrams campaign. This is how you build...

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Israel Denounced for Attack After Late-Night Raid Kills Seven Palestinians

Nov 12, 2018 by

Just hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted — despite the abundance of evidence to the contrary —...

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 The Newest Jim Crow 

Nov 12, 2018 by

Recent criminal justice reforms contain the seeds of a frightening system of “e-carceration.” Source: Opinion | The Newest Jim Crow...

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NAACP Wants Audit of Texas Voting Machines After Vote Switches 

Nov 12, 2018 by

“In the past week, we have received reports from individuals and voter advocacy groups that some Texas voters attempting to...

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NY Times Is Blind To Police Problems With White Supremacists 

Nov 12, 2018 by

 The elephant in the room, unmentioned by reporter Janet Reitman or any of the sources she chose to cite, is that U.S. law...

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DACA: Federal appeals court blocks Trump administration from ending program

Nov 12, 2018 by

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump cannot end an Obama administration program that protects...

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Former John McCain aides call out ‘despicable’ Republican lies as Kyrsten Sinema’s Arizona Senate lead rattles Trump’s GOP 

Nov 12, 2018 by

Donald Trump and the National Republican Senatorial Commission have suggested there’s something shady and underhanded about counting...

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Here are all the ways that being a woman has improved in 2018. 

Nov 12, 2018 by

2018 was one giant leap for womankind. Don’t believe us? Check out these major ways 2018 was a great year to be a woman. Source: Here...

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FBI Is Investigating Florida Company Where Whitaker Was Advisory-Board Member 

Nov 12, 2018 by

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting a criminal investigation of a Florida company accused of scamming millions from...

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Trump a No-Show at Peace Forum as Nations Rebuke Nationalism

Nov 12, 2018 by

“The concern I have is that blinkered nationalist views may gain ground once again,” warned German Chancellor Angela...

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Beto O’Rourke Mobilized So Many Democratic Voters That They Swept Even Local Judges Out of Office 

Nov 12, 2018 by

This will have huge consequences for bail reform and juvenile justice in Texas’ biggest county. Source: Beto O’Rourke Mobilized So...

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Evangelical pastor details how he expects Trump’s foreign policy to ‘kick-start the end times’ 

Nov 12, 2018 by

In an interview with Newsweek, Pyle said that evangelical Christian mythology states that the end of the world will start once Israel...

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Florida’s Rick Scott denied: Judge can’t find ‘any evidence’ to impound Broward voting machines 

Nov 12, 2018 by

A Florida judge on Monday morning denied Florida Governor and Senate candidate Rick Scott’s request to impound Broward County...

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Demands for ‘Real Climate Action’ as Death Toll From California Wildfires Hits Grim Record

Nov 12, 2018 by

“This is not the new normal. This is the new abnormal,” said California Gov. Jerry Brown Source: Demands for ‘Real...

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After NRA Mocks Doctors, Physicians Reply: ‘This Is Our Lane’

Nov 12, 2018 by

A mocking tweet from the National Rifle Association has stirred many physicians to post on social media about their tragically...

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Here are the 3 most insane conspiracy theories Republicans are using to subvert democracy and avoid counting every vote 

Nov 12, 2018 by

In Florida’s Senate and gubernatorial races, Republicans are panicking at the prospect of a recount even though they are still...

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Using Holistic Defense, Bronx Defenders Reduce Jail Time 

Nov 12, 2018 by

On any given day in this nation’s courtrooms, there’s a parade of defendants struggling with homelessness, mental illness or drug...

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Dem-led House can return sanity to nuclear weapons debate 

Nov 12, 2018 by

President Trump has called for new and more “usable” nuclear weapons, is seeking to abandon key arms control agreements,...

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House leader plans effort to overturn Oregon’s ‘racist’ non-unanimous jury law 

Nov 12, 2018 by

The announcement by House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson came after voters in Louisiana this week overwhelmingly rejected their...

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Veterans aren’t getting their GI Bill benefits because a small change broke the VA systems

Nov 12, 2018 by

The new bill calculates a veteran student’s housing allowance based on the location of the school, not the home address of the...

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Aetna Ordered To Pay $25 Million To Late Cancer Patient’s Family 

Nov 12, 2018 by

The insurance company refused to cover a type of radiation therapy for Orrana Cunningham, who had nasopharyngeal cancer. Source:...

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As the border wall grows, smuggling tunnels proliferate 

Nov 12, 2018 by

The Trump administration is ignoring a big question: How do you secure a border below ground? Source: As the border wall grows,...

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Trump is back to lying about Puerto Rico so he can deny the island the recovery funds it needs

Nov 12, 2018 by

 Donald Trump is once again trying to punish Puerto Rico. He’s apparently gone back to the racist lies and conspiracy theories he...

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Steve Stockman, former Texas congressman, sentenced to 10 years in prison 

Nov 12, 2018 by

Steve Stockman, a former Texas congressman and conservative firebrand, was sentenced Wednesday morning to 10 years in federal...

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Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

Nov 12, 2018 by

Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies...

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Marijuana Stocks Surged After Jeff Sessions Resigned as Attorney General

Nov 12, 2018 by

And probably because Sessions was a tyrant when it came to marijuana, spewing racist assumptions about how “good people”...

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Republican George Brauchler concedes to Democrat Phil Weiser in Colorado attorney general’s race

Nov 12, 2018 by

Republican George Brauchler conceded Wednesday morning to Democrat Phil Weiser in the Colorado attorney general’s race, making...

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No Thanksgiving with family for troops serving in Trump’s military border stunt

Nov 12, 2018 by

They’re there to do essentially nothing but provide logistical support to border agents. They can’t enforce law, so...

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See Kate McKinnon’s Jeff Sessions Say Goodbye to White House on ‘SNL’ 

Nov 12, 2018 by

“I don’t know what I did wrong. I put kids in cages. I said no to gays. What more y’all want?” former attorney general asks in sketch...

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Trudeau says Canada received Turkish tape of Khashoggi murder

Nov 12, 2018 by

PM is first western leader to confirm Turkey has shared audio with other countries Source: Trudeau says Canada received Turkish tape...

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The first House investigation should focus on the midterm election’s voting problems

Nov 12, 2018 by

there’s one other area which may actually be more important than all the above, which happens to be all of the voting irregularities,...

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Chicago Man is Shot and Killed by Police For Being a Hero Security Guard While Black

Nov 12, 2018 by

Jemel Roberson, 26, was working early Sunday at Manny’s Blue Room when a patron opened fire. Several people were shot.Roberson...

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How an Unlikely Nordic Nation Became the Newest Vegan Hotspot 

Nov 12, 2018 by

Iceland may have earned a reputation as a place where carnivores rule, and a lack of domestically grown produce means plant-based...

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Physicians Work to Bring Back the Anti-Nuclear Movement

Nov 11, 2018 by

By pressuring elected officials, the Washington Against Nuclear Weapons coalition has gained ground. Source: Physicians Work to Bring...

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France: ‘We will NOT Let The US Be Policeman Of The World’ 

Nov 11, 2018 by

A SENIOR French Government Minister Has Claimed Europe Won’t Allow The US To Become “Trade Policeman Of The World” In A Dramatic...

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It’s not Russia that’s damaging American democracy – it’s money 

Nov 11, 2018 by

For the Democrats, so-called Russian ‘collusion’ and ‘interference’ has acted as a successful distraction tactic since Donald Trump...

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An Open-and-Shut Violation of Campaign Finance Law

Nov 11, 2018 by

The deal that Trump reached and executed with AMI violates federal campaign-finance laws. AMI made an illegal corporate in-kind...

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House Dems Already Have Their List of Trump Scandals to Investigate. Here It Is. 

Nov 11, 2018 by

The possibilities are almost endless for the Democrats. A good chunk of Trump’s Cabinet and Cabinet-level appointees (current...

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Purged Voters’ “Provisional” Ballots Could Decide Georgia Governor Race 

Nov 11, 2018 by

‘Federal judges may feel differently about Kemp’s right not to count these provisional ballots,’ says Jeanne Mirer,...

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Warning: Trump’s new Nazi-neocon coalition takes aim at Latin America 

Nov 11, 2018 by

There is an effort by individuals like Bolton, Vice President Mike Pence and Trump, to convince the public that Central and South...

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Beto: If You Believe GOP Vote Flipping Cheated You, Go to Federal Court! Eventually, You’ll Still Make a Great Senator

Nov 11, 2018 by

in this video, even Texas officials spoke of problems with the voting machines; some blamed “voter error”; some blamed...

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Taliban join Moscow peace talks on Afghanistan 

Nov 11, 2018 by

Neither the US nor the Afghan government wants Russia to lead such an initiative, known as the “Moscow Format”. Afghan...

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 Assange Case Shows Support for Free Speech Depends on Who’s Talking

Nov 11, 2018 by

I have contacted the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) several times by phone, email and through Twitter over the past few...

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Brennan and Clapper Should Not Escape Prosecution

Nov 11, 2018 by

John Brennan ordered CIA hackers to intercept the emails of all potential or possible intelligence community whistleblowers who may...

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Provisional ballots: It’s All About Vote Suppression 

Nov 11, 2018 by

The Republicans, worried that the party may lose two Senate seats, a Governor’s mansion, and probably a bunch more close races...

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Long lines at polling places is a voting rights violation: It’s time we treated it as such

Nov 11, 2018 by

It is inherently discriminatory toward the working class, many of whom cannot take an entire half-day or more off of work. It is...

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President Trump’s Proclamation Suspending Asylum Rights Is Illegal, So We’re Suing 

Nov 11, 2018 by

Federal law specifically guarantees that “[a]ny alien who is physically present in the United States or who arrives in the United...

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Texas firefighter/EMT unemployed after suggesting ‘new hunting season’ for immigrants on Facebook

Nov 11, 2018 by

Another day, another racist gets caught being racist and faces significant consequences. Today we head to Bellaire, Texas, home to...

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What’s up with voter recounts in Arizona, Georgia, and Florida? Here’s what you need to know

Nov 11, 2018 by

These states, while all facing slightly different circumstances, have one thing in common: their vote counts have been super, super...

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Another Democratic pickup! Harley Rouda defeats ‘Putin’s favorite congressman,’ Dana Rohrabacher

Nov 11, 2018 by

Rouda’s victory gives Democrats their 35th flip (and 33rd net gain) of the 2018 midterms, and with seven races still uncalled, more...

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Broward Mystery Boxes Tossed Into Trucks After Missed Deadline; Gaetz Forcibly Removed While Filming

Nov 11, 2018 by

After a Florida Judge ordered Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes to allow for the immediate inspection of tens of...

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Revealed: UN Food Storage Facility Targeted As Saudi Coalition Closes In On Hodeida

Nov 11, 2018 by

A UN WORLD FOOD PROGRAM GRAIN FACILITY, RESPONSIBLE FOR MILLING ABOUT A QUARTER OF THE WHEAT FLOUR THAT THE WFP DISTRIBUTES TO...

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US Calls For A Yemen Cease-Fire Publicly While Covertly Escalating The War

Nov 11, 2018 by

Violence in the port city of Hodeida erupted directly following a United States call for a cease-fire between the US-Saudi-led...

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Forget ‘Conventional Wisdom’: There Are No More Moderates

Nov 11, 2018 by

This pattern repeats itself over and over. Democrats keep trying to run as non-specifically as possible, while from Bush to the Tea...

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Trump draws ire from firefighters, celebrities for tweet about California fires

Nov 11, 2018 by

The leader of the union that represents a majority of California’s firefighters said Saturday that President Donald Trump...

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With big wins at the state level, Democrats lay the groundwork for long-term power

Nov 11, 2018 by

By flipping key state legislatures and governorships, passing game-changing ballot measures, and stripping Republicans of total...

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Will the US Finance Industry Fund Bolsonaro’s Destruction of the Amazon?

Nov 11, 2018 by

The world’s largest asset managers could play a pivotal role in safeguarding the Amazon forest, a report published on Thursday shows,...

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Trump Loyalist Matthew Whitaker Was Counseling the White House on Investigating Clinton

Nov 11, 2018 by

Matthew Whitaker, whom President Donald Trump named as his acting attorney general on Wednesday, privately provided advice to the...

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Why Democrats Are So Okay With Losing

Nov 11, 2018 by

Ever since the Democratic Party abandoned its New Deal legacy and adopted the neoliberal centrism associated with the Carter...

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As Julian Assange Faces Crisis, The Media Obsesses Over His Cat 

Nov 11, 2018 by

While the media focused on Julian Assange’s cat rather than his continuing arbitrary detention, evidence shows that Britain worked...

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Gun control, once a third rail, now a key issue as Democrats seek to control House

Nov 11, 2018 by

Activists say gun control is mobilizing voters as it never has– and Democrats hoping to flip the U.S. House are embracing the issue...

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Trump’s and Bannon’s ‘Federation of Fascism’ is the most dangerous threat to America and the world 

Nov 11, 2018 by

Bannon has united with like-minded politicians in Europe, Latin America, and states like Florida and Georgia in a common political...

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Baltimore Voters Stand Up To Water Privatization 

Nov 11, 2018 by

One interesting local victory on Tuesday was a vote by the citizens of Baltimore to amend the city’s charter to prohibit the...

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Don’t buy from Fox News advertisers: Progressive, Capital One, Applebees, IHOP, Match.com, Angie’s List, Home Advi 

Nov 11, 2018 by

They all recognized the same thing: Fox News will not change unless forced. We need a persistent effort, starting with pressure on...

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“Migrating Is An Act Of Resistance”: A Report From Mexico’s World Social Forum On Migrations 

Nov 11, 2018 by

Some 2,000 activists and academics from over 60 countries gathered in Mexico City over the weekend for the 8th World Social Forum on...

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More Than 1,000 Educators Won Elections On Tuesday, Teachers Union Says 

Nov 11, 2018 by

“We saw wins up and down the ballot, and we are on fire,” the head of the National Education Association said of the...

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 2018 History Lessons Distorted: McCain Eulogies Echo Ken Burns’ Misrepresentations of the Vietnam War 

Nov 11, 2018 by

Enough time has now elapsed since the death of Senator John McCain for those of us who care deeply about world peace and deplore our...

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Maduro: Venezuela Sitting On 2nd Biggest Gold Reserve On Earth 

Nov 11, 2018 by

President Nicolas Maduro announced a new set of measures in the Venezuelan gold industry to combat the U.S. imposed sanctions, which...

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European Integration And The Strategic Perspectives Of The Radical Left 

Nov 11, 2018 by

Following the debate during the General Assembly in September, the board of transform! europe agreed in its Conclave on 16/17 October...

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Lina Hidalgo, Immigrant, Latina, Woman. Most powerful politician in largest Texas county (VIDEO) 

Nov 11, 2018 by

Harris County exploded into oblivion all stereotypes about its inclusivity. Residents elected Lina Hidalgo, a millennial, by a...

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Gun control groups outspent NRA in midterm elections 

Nov 11, 2018 by

Everytown and Giffords see preferred candidates do well in House but gun lobby heralds key wins in Senate Source: Gun control groups...

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Deep in the Swamps, Archaeologists Are Finding How Fugitive Slaves Kept Their Freedom

Nov 11, 2018 by

The Great Dismal Swamp was once a thriving refuge for runaways Once 2,000 square miles in Virginia and North Carolina, the swamp...

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These 14 Democrats Are at Core of What Bernie Sanders Calls the ‘Most Progressive Freshman Class’ in Modern US History 

Nov 10, 2018 by

“The political establishment notwithstanding, the future belongs to progressives.” Source: These 14 Democrats Are at Core...

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Senator Nelson files an emergency lawsuit that may determine the outcome of the Florida elections

Nov 10, 2018 by

The “invalid signature” rejections are so widespread that it is likely changing the outcome of the entire election, no doubt just as...

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Peace Congress Replaces Trump Military Parade on November 10 In Washington, DC 

Nov 10, 2018 by

The No Trump Military Parade coalition of 250 organizations is holding a Peace Congress in place of the Trump Military Parade, which...

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No, counting votes IS NOT stealing votes, and Florida’s votes still haven’t been counted

Nov 10, 2018 by

Republicans are quickly whipping up their Florida base into a virulent froth, with GOP protesters descending on Broward County to...

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Bernie Sanders: We Must Put Protections in Place to Protect Mueller’s Investigation

Nov 10, 2018 by

Sanders writes: I have called on my colleagues in Congress to rapidly put protections in place to protect Special Counsel...

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Iran Sanctions Explained: U.S. Goals, and the View From Tehran 

Nov 10, 2018 by

The Trump administration just imposed what it called the biggest sanctions action ever taken by the U.S. against Iran. Why? And what...

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‘Thousands’ of Florida Ballots from Democrat-Heavy District May Be Stuck in Postal Facility Locked Down by Mail Bomber: Report 

Nov 10, 2018 by

An anonymous tip led to the discovery of “scores” of absentee ballots in a mail distribution facility that pipe bombs traveled...

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Believing without evidence is always morally wrong 

Nov 10, 2018 by

In ‘The Ethics of Belief’ (1877), Clifford gives three arguments as to why we have a moral obligation to believe responsibly, that...

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How Labor Helped Bring Down Scott Walker and Bruce Rauner

Nov 10, 2018 by

It would be hard to overstate the damage to workers wrought by Scott Walker, elected during the Tea Party wave of 2010, and Bruce...

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Congress gains an influx of scientists as GOP science committee head leaves 

Nov 10, 2018 by

Seven scientists are entering the US congress next year, from engineers and health professionals to an energy businessman and a...

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How widespread are efforts to invalidate FL votes? Former congressman says his ballot was rejected

Nov 10, 2018 by

Former congressman Patrick Murphy of Florida has revealed that his absentee ballot for the 2018 midterm was rejected due to an...

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ACLU Sues Trump Government Over Asylum Ban

Nov 10, 2018 by

On Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s new asylum ban...

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A New York Times Blindspot: The Police Links to White Supremacists 

Nov 10, 2018 by

The New York Times Magazine’s recent piece on U.S. law enforcement’s willful disregard for the white supremacist threat ignores the...

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Germany, France, UK, US and Saudi Arabia ‘have Khashoggi tapes’ 

Nov 10, 2018 by

Turkey has shared audio recording of Saudi journalist’s killing, President Erdoğan says Source: Germany, France, UK, US and Saudi...

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US Must Take Responsibility for Asylum Seekers and Their History

Nov 10, 2018 by

Anyone who has followed the history of US involvement in Latin America and the Caribbean knows that the current crises in the region...

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Neuroscientists Make a Case Against Solitary Confinement

Nov 10, 2018 by

SAN DIEGO—Robert King spent 29 years living alone in a six by nine-foot prison cell. Since his exoneration he has dedicated his life...

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Acting AG Whitaker wrecked the career of Iowa’s first openly gay senator with false charges

Nov 10, 2018 by

After Whitaker’s first failed political campaign, George W. Bush gifted him with Republican welfare in the form of an appointment...

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Florida recounts begin as tensions escalate across state

Nov 10, 2018 by

More than three days after the polls closed in Florida, the secretary of state announced on Saturday afternoon that the razor-thin...

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