China And Russia Deepen Ties To Oppose US’s Destabilizing Actions 

Mar 28, 2023 by

Clearing the FOG speaks with Patrick Lawrence, a journalist and professor with expertise in Asia, about what good relations between...

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Putin Charged with War Crimes but not Bush 

Mar 28, 2023 by

Although they launched an illegal war of aggression and committed war crimes in Iraq, 20 years later the leaders of the U.S. and the...

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Let’s Fire Powell & Regulate The Banks

Mar 28, 2023 by

regulatory rollbacks and decisions made by the Fed under Powell set the stage for the exact crisis we’re seeing. Congress must undo...

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The Neocolonial Oil Racket

Mar 28, 2023 by

A Canadian company has begun drilling near the protected Okavango River Delta, promising jobs for locals and endless fossil fuel for...

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A ‘Landmark Victory’ for Consumers and Climate as California Passes Big Oil Price Gouging Law

Mar 28, 2023 by

“Whether it’s price gouging at the pump or drilling in people’s backyards, Big Oil’s days of harming our...

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Will the US-Backed War in Yemen Ever End? 

Mar 28, 2023 by

After eight years of continuous war, war crimes by all parties, and the Saudi blockade, Yemen still qualifies as the world’s worst...

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First Graders Not Allowed To Sing ‘Controversial’ Dolly Parton Song About Acceptance 

Mar 28, 2023 by

It started earlier this month, when a first grader was brainstorming songs to perform for the spring concert at Heyer Elementary. Her...

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America Pulls Back From Values That Once Defined It, WSJ-NORC Poll Finds

Mar 28, 2023 by

Patriotism, religious faith, having children and other priorities that helped define the national character for generations are...

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From Boston to Detroit — Why Atlanta’s ‘Cop City’ Protests Are Galvanizing Communities Around the US

Mar 28, 2023 by

Protests against a plan to build a new training center for police and firefighters in Atlanta have spread to cities across the...

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On TikTok, Biden stuck between China hawks and young voters 

Mar 28, 2023 by

The administration faces national security concerns over the app’s ownership — and a possible backlash over a ban....

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In major shift, Brazil challenges OPCW’s Syria cover-up

Mar 28, 2023 by

In the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons cover-up of its Douma chemical weapons probe, Brazil calls for...

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Removal of ‘Ruby Bridges’ film from Pinellas school sparks outrage

Mar 28, 2023 by

The Disney movie “Ruby Bridges,” which tells the tale of a 6-year-old who integrated New Orleans schools in the 1960s, has been a...

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‘Huge Blow to the Rule of Law,’ Donziger Says of Supreme Court Decision on Chevron Case

Mar 28, 2023 by

A number of observers noted that a dissent was signed by two conservative judges, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett...

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Biden Urged to Crack Down on ‘Terrifying’ Use of AI by Medicare Advantage Insurers

Mar 28, 2023 by

“Robots should not be making life-or-death decisions,” said healthcare campaigner Ady Barkan.  

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Money bail system presumes the poor are guilty. Here’s how to fix it. 

Mar 28, 2023 by

The money bail system betrays a host of fundamental American values, including the presumption of innocence, the right to counsel and...

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Elon Musk’s Texas plans include dumping 142,000 gallons of wastewater into Colorado River—per day

Mar 28, 2023 by

On Tuesday, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) held a meeting to discuss plans with the public that would allow...

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The US shouldn’t be surprised Latin America is turning to Russian news sources 

Mar 28, 2023 by

Washington keeps meddling in the affairs of ‘its hemisphere’ and deploying propaganda to paint its interventions as benevolent...

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Alert: China reports human case of H3N8 bird flu 

Mar 28, 2023 by

A woman in southern China has tested positive for H3N8 bird flu, local officials say, making it only the third time that the virus...

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Does Netanyahu Have an Exit Strategy 

Mar 28, 2023 by

It isn’t time yet for Israelis to celebrate. Netanyahu speaks glibly and promises with one hand and takes away with the other....

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Ohio Cops Sue Afroman for Using Video of Them Raiding His House in Music Videos

Mar 28, 2023 by

Seven sheriff’s deputies say the rapper subjected them to “embarrassment, ridicule, emotional distress, humiliation, and...

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Lawsuit says GEO Group ‘poisoned’ ICE detainees with cleaning chemicals

Mar 28, 2023 by

Detainees at the Adelanto detention center, an ICE facility, alleged that employees “poisoned” them with a toxic chemical...

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Why We Must Stop a New Cold War Before It’s Too Late

Mar 27, 2023 by

Yet it is imperative that the world’s two biggest economies find a modus vivendi if the peace of the planet is to be preserved....

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China’s Peace Initiatives in the Middle East and Ukraine, US-NATO War Plans for the World 

Mar 27, 2023 by

You can say what you want about China, it is true that the one-party system has many problems internally like many other countries,...

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RUSSIA CALLS FOR U.N. INVESTIGATION OF NORD STREAM ATTACK, AS HERSH ACCUSES WHITE HOUSE OF FALSE FLAG

Mar 27, 2023 by

Moscow claims Germany, Denmark, and Sweden are engaged in a U.S.-backed cover-up, as the war to control the narrative — and the...

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The EU is losing relevance in the emerging new world

Mar 27, 2023 by

Russia and China are setting out their vision for a new multipolar world, while the US struggles against them in seeking to maintain...

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Valorizing The Insurrection, Trump Previews His Violent Plans For 2024

Mar 27, 2023 by

If you’ve been wondering what the 2024 presidential election is going to be like, Donald Trump answered that question on Saturday at...

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Russia’s Economy Recovers While Dozens of US Banks Face Collapse 

Mar 27, 2023 by

Although Western media were boasting about Sberbank’s 78% plunge in profit in 2022 due to US-led sanctions, with CEO German Gref...

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Banking Crisis 3.0: Time to Change the Rules of the Game

Mar 27, 2023 by

What the authorities did over the weekend was absolutely profound. They guaranteed the deposits, all of them, at Silicon Valley Bank....

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20 Years After Iraq, Corporate Media Defends US War Crimes 

Mar 27, 2023 by

Liberals and the media give great attention to Donald Trump’s legal problems that are related to his personal life, but they cover up...

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Netanyahu Pauses Israeli Judicial Reform To Avoid ‘Civil War’ 

Mar 27, 2023 by

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hit pause on a proposed judicial reform to allow more time for negotiations and “avoid civil...

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UN Refugee Agency Says Biden Asylum Plan ‘Incompatible’ With International Law

Mar 27, 2023 by

“As proposed, the regulation would restrict the fundamental human right to seek asylum,” said the United Nations High...

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Peace Advocates Say Putin Plan Reveals Dangers of ‘Nuclear Deterrence’

Mar 27, 2023 by

“As long as countries continue their complicity in considering nuclear weapons as anything other than a global problem, this...

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NY Post’s editorial board delivers scorching op-ed urging GOP voters to move on from ‘unhinged’ Trump 

Mar 27, 2023 by

“Americans know that Trump can’t stop himself from nursing piddling grudges and throwing out childish insults,” the...

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Atlanta’s “Stop Cop City” Movement Is Spreading Despite Rampant State Repression 

Mar 27, 2023 by

Police and prosecutors have used every tool in their arsenal to crush the spreading movement against Atlanta’s Cop City....

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Judge says several Trump aides, including former chief of staff, must testify to Jan. 6 grand jury

Mar 27, 2023 by

A federal judge has ordered several former Donald Trump aides, including Mark Meadows, to testify before a grand jury as part of the...

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Capitalism’s Looming Crises 

Mar 27, 2023 by

Biden’s previous promises to “tax the rich,” and to “tax the war profiteers”  and the “greedy” oil corporation monopolies, all came...

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Russia and China are threatening the power of the dollar

Mar 27, 2023 by

The U.S. currency isn’t likely to be replaced — but it may well be weakened.  

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The War Against Abortion Rights Is Also a War Against Democracy 

Mar 27, 2023 by

Facing a ballot backlash, the anti-choice movement is now resorting to lawfare and limiting voter initiative.  

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Congress Is an ATM for the Arms Industry 

Mar 27, 2023 by

The ultimate driver of the Pentagon spending spree is global military overreach.  

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U.S. and China wage war beneath the waves 

Mar 27, 2023 by

The two superpowers are vying to control subsea cables, a hidden network that speeds internet data around the globe. This tech war is...

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24 Years Ago, NATO’s War on Yugoslavia: Kosovo “Freedom Fighters” Financed by Organized Crime 

Mar 27, 2023 by

NATO’s war on Yugoslavia was based on the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P), their alleged “humanitarian” mandate through a bombing...

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Big oil on campus: how US universities are ‘colonized’ by the fossil-fuel industry 

Mar 27, 2023 by

Big oil on campus: how US universities are ‘colonized’ by the fossil-fuel industryStudents at Princeton describe unease that Exxon...

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How the UK became more liberal, despite the culture wars

Mar 27, 2023 by

the UK now ranks as one of the world’s most socially liberal countries, following huge shifts in attitudes on issues such as...

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DC insider: There’s a connection between Trump’s likely arrest and the bank bailouts 

Mar 27, 2023 by

What connects the two biggest stories now dominating the news — Donald Trump’s likely arrest and the Fed’s bailouts of shaky...

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Two Boston police officers were at the Jan. 6 insurrection. Only one was fired.

Mar 27, 2023 by

Despite officers Joseph Abasciano and Jose Diaz’s actions on Jan. 6 nearly mirroring each other, only one of them — Abasciano — was...

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Bill Passed by House and Senate to Declassify COVID Origins Documents May Be Attempt to ‘Frame’ China, Experts Warn 

Mar 27, 2023 by

Lawmakers misrepresented a bill requiring the declassification of documents related to the origins of COVID-19, according to several...

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Why the possibility of Trump paying for his crimes while George W. Bush ‘walks free’ is ‘obscene’: columnist

Mar 27, 2023 by

No matter how many Cambodian villagers burned to death when napalm was dumped on their villages, or how many grandmothers were ripped...

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Indicting a Former President Should Always Have Been Fair Game

Mar 27, 2023 by

If a grand jury does indict Donald Trump, it will finally confirm, as the Founders expected, that ordinary citizens have the power to...

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Toxic Fears, Confusion After Chemical Leak Hits Philadelphia Drinking Water Supply

Mar 27, 2023 by

“There is no circumstance under which the city should announce that tap water may be unsafe two full days after they learned of...

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While Silent on Apartheid, Israelis Protest Netanyahu Firing Minister Who Urged Halt to Judicial Coup

Mar 27, 2023 by

“This is all so inspiring—and at the same time, so dreadful to know that all these forces have been silent for so long on...

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Ro Khanna endorses Barbara Lee for Senate 

Mar 27, 2023 by

Congressman Ro Khanna announced on CNN Sunday that he will not run for U.S. Senate and is endorsing fellow California Democrat Rep....

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How Mayoral Candidate Vallas Helped Wall Street Loot Chicago’s Schools

Mar 27, 2023 by

Chicago’s mayoral aspirant enriched banks and helped create a financial crisis for the nation’s fourth largest school system....

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The Daring Dreams of the First Afghan Drag Queen

Mar 27, 2023 by

Najib Faizi has survived death threats, beatings, kidnapping and more, becoming a fearless role model for LGBTQ refugees everywhere....

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Another Prosecutor Is Apparently Racing Toward a Trump Indictment

Mar 27, 2023 by

Smith is investigating Trump’s potential national security law violations and obstruction of justice surrounding classified documents...

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California approves nation’s first Big Oil watchdog. Here’s how it will work. 

Mar 27, 2023 by

“There’s truly no other explanation for these historically high prices other than greed,” said one assemblymember....

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Texas GOP Wants Citizens to Stop Migrants. Critics Say It’s a “Vigilante Death Squads Policy.”

Mar 27, 2023 by

Republican lawmakers are making a bid to challenge the federal government’s monopoly on immigration enforcement at the Supreme Court....

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‘How is this still happening?’ Mass shooting survivor hijacks news conference to plea for gun control 

Mar 27, 2023 by

A woman on Monday hijacked a Fox News live broadcast of a school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee, to make an impassioned case for...

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Parents Of Oxford HS Attacker Lost Appeal, Court Orders They Will Stand Trial For Involuntary Manslaughter Over Their Role In Son Ethan Crumbley’s Slaughter

Mar 27, 2023 by

Jennifer and James Crumbley — the parents of Oxford High School shooter, Ethan Crumbley — have lost their appeal after a...

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Trump called ‘deranged’ and ‘Bat Hit Crazy’ on front page of Murdoch-owned New York Post

Mar 27, 2023 by

”Is Rupert Murdoch dumping Trump? His media empire after all has been talking up Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as an alternative to...

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Leon Benson Exonerated After 24 Years in Prison

Mar 27, 2023 by

On March 9, 2023, 47-year-old Leon Benson, who was convicted of a 1998 murder in Indianapolis, Indiana, was freed from prison after...

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Despite local pilot programs in select cities, national reparations for slavery still firmly opposed by most non-Black Americans

Mar 27, 2023 by

Compensation for descendants of enslaved people is broadly controversial, and especially so among whites and Republicans. Researchers...

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Extremely Dangerous Escalation: Putin says Russia will station tactical nukes in Belarus

Mar 26, 2023 by

Putin argued that by deploying its tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, Russia was following the lead of the United States, noting...

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The Man Who Leaked the Pentagon Papers Is Scared

Mar 26, 2023 by

I’m leaving a world in terrible shape and terrible in all ways that I’ve tried to help make better during my years. President Biden...

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Distinguishing between a Chinese challenge and a Chinese enemy

Mar 26, 2023 by

Yesterday, lawmakers from both parties sought to tie TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew personally to the Chinese Communist Party. Despite...

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Behind Trump’s Possible Arrest and the Latest Banking Crisis Lurks the Billionaire Oligarchy 

Mar 26, 2023 by

Ultra-rich individuals like Peter Thiel are a key part of the anti-democracy movement, of which Trump is the informal leader....

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These are the world’s happiest countries, according to new research 

Mar 26, 2023 by

It might sound a bit fluffy to some, but the annual study has become an important barometer for measuring global happiness....

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‘He’s Threatening Prosecutors With Violence’: Trump Warns of ‘Death and Destruction’ If Indicted

Mar 26, 2023 by

“Trump got his supporters to attack the government once,” said one ethics watchdog. “He’s making it clear...

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South Africa, Russia, China and the Shifting World Situation

Mar 26, 2023 by

In many cases in Africa, Latin America, Asia and some European states, there is considerable solidarity with the Russian aims and...

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Seymour Hersh makes new Nord Stream sabotage claim

Mar 26, 2023 by

 The Pulitzer Prize winner has alleged the US blew up the pipelines because it was unhappy with a lack of German support for Ukraine...

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Staffing shortages plague schools nationwide, as 40% of parents fear lack of qualified teachers 

Mar 26, 2023 by

Two out of five schoolchildren have experienced learning loss over the past few years — and parents are worried that teacher...

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Syrians have every right to attack US occupiers 

Mar 26, 2023 by

Claims that attacks on US occupiers in Syria are “backed” by Iran should never be taken on blind faith, but to be clear it is...

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Biden Reinstates Family Detention, Despite Whistleblower Warnings

Mar 26, 2023 by

Government Accountability Project, along with 383 other organizations, signed onto a letter to President Biden about family...

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Bad Faith Liberalism: The Politics of False Equivalency

Mar 26, 2023 by

Regardless of how visible the fascist presence is in American society, there is a strong tendency among liberals to either look away...

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Attempts to Ban Books Hit a Record High in 2022, New Report Says 

Mar 26, 2023 by

According to the American Library Association, a record-breaking 2,571 unique titles were targeted last year.  

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Food Prices Will Rise Again in 2023, Putting More Pressure on Families 

Mar 26, 2023 by

The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts food prices will continue their climb in 2023. All food prices are projected to increase...

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Multipolarity Was Triggered By The 2003 US Invasion Of Iraq

Mar 26, 2023 by

The Iraq war marked the onset of diplomatic coordination between Moscow and Beijing at the UN Security Council (UNSC). The two...

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How Western Weapons Transformed the War in Ukraine 

Mar 26, 2023 by

How the US influences which weapons the Ukrainians they get, and which ones they don’t.  

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Honduras cuts ties with Taiwan, opens relations with China 

Mar 26, 2023 by

Honduras switches diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China, leaving Taipei recognised by just 13 sovereign states....

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Alert: Russian Jet Intercepts Two US B-52 Bombers Moving Towards Its Borders 

Mar 26, 2023 by

This Was Third Such Air Incident Between Russian And NATO Forces Since The Drowning Of The US MQ-9 Reaper Drone In The Black Sea On...

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Ehud Barak: Netanyahu Is Destroying Israel’s Democracy

Mar 26, 2023 by

A former Israeli prime minister explains why he thinks people power will prevail.  

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The Government Hasn’t Justified a TikTok Ban 

Mar 26, 2023 by

We are troubled by growing demands for restrictions on TikTok. Before taking such a drastic step, the government must come forward...

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ICC Charges Putin With War Crimes While US and Israeli Leaders Enjoy Impunity

Mar 26, 2023 by

The U.S. celebrates the charges against Putin, but pressures the ICC to refrain from prosecuting Israelis and Americans....

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Revealed: Cigna Saves Millions by Rejecting Claims Without Reading Them

Mar 26, 2023 by

The company has built a system that allows its doctors to instantly reject a claim on medical grounds without opening the patient...

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Florida Republicans Want To Make It Easier To Sue Journalists — And Even Right-Wing Outlets Are Nervous

Mar 26, 2023 by

A pair of bills in the Legislature would change defamation law in Florida, potentially chilling speech in Ron DeSantis’ “free...

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Alert: Child Labor Is on the Rise as Republicans See an Answer to Labor Shortages 

Mar 26, 2023 by

Anti-immigrant policies and spiraling rates of poverty are driving thousands of children into the U.S. labor market....

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18 Ways To Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility (2023)

Mar 26, 2023 by

March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility! This annual, international event is an opportunity to highlight and...

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NAACP Florida chapters recommend travel advisory amid DeSantis policies

Mar 26, 2023 by

At its statewide conference in Orlando, member organizations of the Florida NAACP voted unanimously to recommend that the national...

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Netanyahu’s political touch eludes him as Israel spirals into chaos

Mar 26, 2023 by

Little about his government’s sudden push to remake the courts, or its response to the international backlash, bears the hallmark of...

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‘Historic moment’ as El Salvador abortion case fuels hopes for expanded access across Latin America 

Mar 26, 2023 by

‘Historic moment’ as El Salvador abortion case fuels hopes for expanded access across Latin AmericaHuman rights court hears seriously...

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UK Lawyers Sign ‘Declaration of Conscience’ Not to Prosecute Peaceful Climate Protesters

Mar 26, 2023 by

“It’s the ordinary people of this country, taking a stand against this greed and destruction that the British legal...

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Venezuela-US Relations: When ‘Maximum Pressure’ Fails 

Mar 26, 2023 by

President Maduro Has Shown Two Firm Convictions.The first is that he will not cede the nation’s sovereignty to the pressure of...

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Alert: Biden And Becerra Let Big Pharma Profiteer Off Cancer Drug

Mar 26, 2023 by

Rejecting cancer patients’ petition, the Biden administration refuses to use the power its HHS Secretary demanded Trump use. Source:...

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Bolsonaro caught smuggling Saudi diamonds worth $3 million into Brazil

Mar 26, 2023 by

Undeclared diamond jewelry brought into Brazil from Saudi Arabia has deepened the legal jeopardy of former Brazilian President Jair...

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Alert: Antisemitic incidents in the US are at the highest level recorded since the 1970s 

Mar 26, 2023 by

The incidents including assault, vandalism and harassment increased by more than a third in just one year and reached nearly 3,700...

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Senate Dems blast Medicare Advantage giants over ‘exorbitant’ CEO pay 

Mar 26, 2023 by

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Jeff Merkley are calling attention to the massive profits and “exorbitant” executive salaries...

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CIA: Americans Who Visited Assange Had No Privacy Rights

Mar 26, 2023 by

The statements are part of a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that was brought by a group of Americans, who allege that they were spied on...

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Biden Betrays Youth With Willow Project And Breaks His Own Promise 

Mar 26, 2023 by

We Need A Youth Movement More Powerful Than The Fossil Fuel Industry.Why Sunrise Movement organizers are fighting to end the fossil...

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Minnesota Nuclear Plant Shuts Down After New Leak Near Mississippi River

Mar 26, 2023 by

Federal regulators said they are monitoring groundwater for a radioactive compound following the leak.  

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The top 10 Republican presidential candidates for 2024, ranked 

Mar 26, 2023 by

Trump reclaims the top spot — for now, at least.  

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Unique Nonprofit to Provide ‘Basic Income’ to California Homeless in 12-Month Study Funded by Google

Mar 26, 2023 by

The precursor, Miracle Money, first launched amid the pandemic in December 2020 as one of the first basic income pilots in the US to...

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