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  • Paul Craig Roberts , VDare

    It did not take the Israel Lobby long to make mincemeat out of the Obama administration’s "no new settlements" position.  Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is bragging about Israel’s latest victory over the US government as Israel continues to build illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land. In May President Obama read... » read this article
  • AFP , Raw Story

    Decrying Barack Obama as "white power in black face," hundreds of African-Americans marched on the White House Saturday to protest policies of the first black US president, and demand that he bring US troops home. More than 200 people gathered for the first public demonstration by African Americans against the... » read this article
  • Ryan Singel , Wired Threat Level

    U.S. district court judge Dora L. Irizzary found no reason to throw out the government’s search of the home of a 41-year old social worker who used the micro-publishing service Twitter to help anti-globalization protestors at the recent G-20 convention, clearing the way for the feds to look through the... » read this article
  • Frank Clifford , Los Angeles Times

    Reporting from Los Alamos, N.M. - More than 60 years after scientists assembled the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, lethal waste is seeping from mountain burial sites and moving toward aquifers, springs and streams that provide water to 250,000 residents of northern New Mexico. Isolated on a high... » read this article
  • Aletho , Aletho News

    The new Democratic climate change bill, introduced in the Senate by Barbara Boxer and John Kerry, contains more advantages for nuclear power than even the legislation which passed in the House of Representatives last June. Included are waste management, financing and loan guarantee arrangements, regulatory risk insurance, as well as... » read this article
  • Andrew Wander , Al Jazeera

    Just 45 days after the September 11 attacks in 2001, the Bush administration passed the US Patriot Act, a raft of legislation that gave the federal government far-reaching powers to gather information about their citizens.   Civil rights groups were horrified by what the act allowed. Under the new laws, the... » read this article
  • David Kravets , Wired

    Powerful Senate leaders on Thursday bowed to FBI concerns that adding privacy protections to an expiring provision of the Patriot Act could jeopardize “ongoing” terror investigations.   The Patriot Act was adopted six weeks after the 2001 terror attacks, and greatly expanded the government’s power to intrude into the private... » read this article
  • Daniel Moss , Grist Magazine

    Chances are, the average U.S. citizen has no idea that their demand for electricity might require that a Mexican village be flooded for a hydroelectric dam. The question is: if the environmental and human costs were known, would we consume just a little bit less? As part of my own... » read this article
  • John Dunbar , Center for Public Integrity

    Firms that fed off the subprime lending frenzy that devastated the banking system are lining up to collect more than $21 billion in taxpayer funds meant to help bail out borrowers now in trouble on their loans. The funds come from the federal government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), begun... » read this article
  • Tom Barry , Borderlines BlogSpot

    Contracts with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are spewing billions of dollars into private industry, largely to companies that also rely on Pentagon military contracts. In this new variation of the military-industrial complex a new revolving door is now in full swing. Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff, the two... » read this article
  • Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzales, Elizabeth Jacobson , Democracy Now!

    The following is a transcript of a Democracy Now! interview with Elizabeth Jacobson, former Wells Fargo Subprime Loan Officer. Video and audio of the interview are available at Democracy Now!. -------------------- Up until two years ago, Elizabeth Jacobson was the top producing loan officer in the subprime division at Wells... » read this article
  • Eric Seitz , The Socialist Worker

    On August 21, Leonard Peltier, one of America's longest-serving political prisoners, was denied parole by the U.S. Parole Commission. In 1977, Leonard was sentenced to two consecutive life terms for the deaths of two FBI agents who were killed in a gunfight on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota... » read this article
  • News Article , Freedom from Religion Foundation

    The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a state/church watchdog and the nation's largest association of atheists and agnostics, filed a federal lawsuit today to stop the prominent engraving of "In God We Trust" and the religious Pledge of Allegiance at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. The lawsuit was filed... » read this article
  • Khalil Abdullah , New America Media

    Today, on Juneteenth, a date steeped in the rich symbolism of freedom for African Americans, community organization ACORN  intends to raise the banner of comprehensive immigration reform by announcing the launch of The Black Leadership Immigration  Project from the pulpit of a Phoenix, Ariz., church. ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis, who... » read this article
  • Sarah Lazare , Courage to Resist

    At Fort Bragg, North Carolina, AWOL soldiers find themselves detained for months under difficult conditions in an extended  legal limbo they cannot escape. Dustin Stevens is one of about 50 soldiers being held at Fort Bragg awaiting likely AWOL and desertion charges that seem like they will never arrive, he... » read this article
  • Nick Spicer , Al Jazeera

    As the US recession shows no sign of easing, the nation's criminal justice system is also beginning to buckle under severe financial and logistical strains. The US constitution and a landmark supreme court decision in 1963, ensure that all citizens have the right to "due process" and to a government-paid... » read this article
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