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May 26 13:57

Erik Voorhees: Bitcoin Will Out-Compete Fiat Because It's Better Money

By Eric Blair

Erik Voorhees, one of Bitcoin’s busiest entrepreneurs and biggest libertarian influences, took time to answers my questions about his political philosophy and latest startup ShapeShift...

May 26 10:43

US Shoots Itself in the Foot Escalating Tensions With Russia, China, Iran

The Obama administration has repeatedly sent wrong signals to Russia, China and Iran, slamming the countries for non-existent expansionism and so far showing the disheartening dysfunction in America’s foreign policy, former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer Philip Giraldi underscored, according to Sputnik.

US President is shooting himself in the foot, but he should wake up and realize what is going on "before Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush arrives on the scene to make everything worse"the former CIA officer Philip Giraldi concluded.

May 26 10:35

VIDEO - Mohawk Nation News: Upholding The Great Peace

May 26 09:29

Elite Bunker Down in “Secure, Safe Rooms Hidden in Plain Sight”… And You Can, Too

It is an age of vast inequality, and those who stand out, or stand above, are finding places to lay low.

With any number of riots, protests and grumblings on the ground level, elites, VIPs, military commandos and foreign dignitaries are preparing to hunker down.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 26 08:38

Memorial Day: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?

First, we must learn the facts and face the truth that the U.S. is the biggest war maker in the world.

Second, we must commit ourselves and organize others to a true revolution of values and confront the corporations and politicians who continue to push our nation into war and inflate the military budget with the hot air of permanent fear mongering.

Third, we must admit what our country has been doing wrong, and we must make amends for the violence that the U.S. has waged on countries all over our world.

May 26 08:35

Why is the US Trying to Replace the Assad Government With al-Qaeda in Syria?

Be careful what you wish for

Regime change is full of unintended consequences.

In the case of Syria, our opposition to the Assad government is so obstinate that we are apparently promoting the defeat of a government that is not our enemy in order to replace it with one that is.

May 26 08:31

CrossTalk: China’s South Sea? Pepe Escobar

Beijing and Washington are not mere ships passing each other in the South China Sea – they are the two countries vying to play the commanding role in Asia.

While China seeks to redress what it sees as violations of its sovereignty, Washington does have policy options, but are any of them effective?

May 26 05:37

Civil disobedience at the L.A. March Against Monsanto highlights new level of awareness of the GMO issue

The third annual March Against Monsanto took place worldwide on May 23, 2015, with marches in 421 cities and 48 countries worldwide. The world over, bio-tech companies are pushing a GMO agenda to own the food supply through genetically modifying seeds in laboratories and trying to push their poisonous product on a largely unwilling human population.

May 25 12:46

Thousands of Ukrainians protest Kiev regime’s draconian utility price hikes

Protests are mounting against decisions by the NATO-backed regime in Kiev to drastically increase prices for energy, water, and other basic necessities. Protesters reportedly set up a mock gallows near government buildings in downtown Kiev this weekend. The protests follow a march on May 16 of an estimated 5,000 people in Kiev to protest the price hikes.

May 25 11:11

A Poem On War

Beyond the count of years I walked the world,

and my children built their shrines to me.

Decades and centuries and millennia pass,

and still the shrines are built.

Temples insubstantial to men,

clear to my eyes.

No foundations or walls or roofs,

but shrines nonetheless.

Holy ground, consecrated

Today, every day, somewhere in the world,

the earth is prepared for my coming.

My hallowed grounds are everywhere.

In valleys and on mountains,

on broad plains and deep in hidden passes,

in deserts, on city streets.

Nameless, unremembered places.

May 25 09:06

Failure of Review Conference Brings World Close to Nuclear Cataclysm, Warn Activists

After nearly four weeks of negotiations, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference ended in a predictable outcome: a text overwhelmingly reflecting the views and interests of the nuclear-armed states and some of their nuclear-dependent allies.

May 25 08:28

Sri Lanka’s New President Puts Immediate Ban on Glyphosate Herbicides

Sri Lanka’s newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena announced Friday that the import of the World’s most used herbicide glyphosate will be banned with immediate effect. The release of already imported stocks has also been stopped.

Sirisena, a farmer and ex Health Minister, stated that glyphosate is responsible for the increasing number of chronic kidney disease (CKDu) patients in Sri Lanka and added that the move would protect the Sri Lankan farming community...

May 25 07:39

The Right to Record Police

Last week, federal courts issued two decisions affirming the right of citizens to record police under the First Amendment. In Atlanta, a court held the police department in contempt of court for violating a prior court order to allow citizens to record police.

May 24 09:45

The Value of Noam Chomsky

At 86, Noam Chomsky is getting old. He remains indefatigable, keeping up a schedule that would exhaust a man half his age, but, unless he is indeed a demi-god, we can assume that the end is nigh. The tragic day cannot be more than a few years away, if that.

May 24 09:28

Protesters Gather in Dozens of Cities to Call for the End of Patriot Act Surveillance

As the sun set on Thursday, activists and Internet users of varying political stripes gathered outside Senate offices across the country and in Washington, D.C., to urge Congress to oppose any reauthorization of the Patriot Act and instead let key provisions that enable NSA spying to sunset on June 1st.

May 24 09:28

Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US “Created” ISIS As A “Tool” To Overthrow Syria’s President Assad

From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago, on the world’s stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al Qaeda as the world’s terrorist bogeyman, we suggested that the “straight to beheading YouTube clip” purpose behind the Saudi Arabia-funded Islamic State was a simple one: use the Jihadists as the vehicle of choice to achieve a political goal: depose of Syria’s president Assad, who for years has stood in the way of a critical Qatari natural gas pipeline, one which could dethrone Russia as Europe’s dominant – and belligerent – source of energy, reaching an interim climax with the unsuccessful Mediterranean Sea military build up of 2013, which nearly resulted in quasi-world war.

May 24 09:24

Cleveland police say 71 people arrested overnight in protests sparked after a police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman

Some 71 people were arrested in Cleveland overnight during protests that flared after a police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman following a high-speed car chase in 2012, police said on Sunday.

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May 23 15:46

'No More Poison': World Unites for Annual #MarchAgainstMonsanto

For the third year in a row, activists around the world are taking up the mantle against Monsanto.

The March Against Monsanto is taking place on Saturday in 428 cities across 38 countries as activists raise awareness over the potential dangers of the agrochemical giant's products—from its genetically modified seeds to the carcinogens in its Roundup line of herbicides.

May 23 14:53

Israeli MP publicly tears Christian New Testament to pieces

Israeli Minister of Parliament Michael Ben Ari publicy ripped up a copy of the Christian New Testament and threw it in the garbage.

May 23 13:44

Protests Erupt in Cleveland Over Not Guilty Verdict for Police Officer

A white police officer who stood on a car and shot its two unarmed black occupants in 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault on Saturday.

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May 23 11:00

Jeb Bush, James Baker, and the Pro-Israel Mega-Donors

What is the issue, that gets little attention in the mainstream, is that the presidential candidates find it necessary to pay obeisance to ultra-powerful individuals who represent the interests of Israel, not the United States.

What exists now is a “passionate attachment” to a foreign country on steroids that undercuts American security.

For while the mainstream media is analyzing in microscopic detail Jeb’s stumbling over his Iraq war response, it naturally ignores that third rail in contemporary American politics, the power of the Israel lobby.

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May 23 08:47

March against Monsanto: World rallies in protest LIVE UPDATES

The third annual ‘March against Monsanto’ protest is taking place in cities around the world. Activists are highlighting the monopoly the GMO giant has in controlling food supply. Protesters say Monsanto controls 90 percent of the seed market in the US.

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May 22 15:46

Activists Prepare for 4th Global March Against Monsanto

By Derrick Broze

For the fourth time since 2013, the March Against Monsanto will take place in cities around the world. On May 23, 2015, concerned activists, urban farmers, and environmental activists will hit the streets of 428 cities spread across 38 countries.

The MAM movement was started in late 2012 in an effort to raise awareness to the potential dangers surrounding Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds, as well as the carcinogens present in the company’s top herbicide, Roundup...

May 22 12:51

‘Stalking’ of pro-vaccine lobbyists prompts warning from doctors’ group

The California Medical Association has sent a letter warning a California Chiropractic Association official who they say encouraged opponents of a mandatory vaccination bill to stalk lobbyists advocating for the legislation.

The emotional debate over Senate Bill 277, which would make vaccinations compulsory for California schoolchildren and passed the Senate last week, has taken a personal turn in recent weeks. Lobbyists championing the bill on behalf of the California Medical Association and the California Academy of Family Physicians have attracted the attention of bill opponents, who have begun sharing information on the lobbyists and disseminating photos of their locations on social media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Brian Stenzler actually created and disseminated this video, advocating for stalking if lobbyists, it was the absolutely wrong thing to do, and he should apologize.

And where is this video, please?!?

What I think may be going on here is that the public is very angry with a legislation bought and paid for by the medical-industrial complex. This story is trying to elicit sympathy for the fact that pro-vaccine doctors and lobbyists are feeling "threatened" by email threats and stalking.

And IF anti-vaxxers are actually doing this, CEASE AND DESIST IMMEDIATELY!! You are giving the California legislature, the medical industrial complex, and the lobbyists precisely what they want.

Fight this legally, in the courts, all the way up to the Supreme Court, if necessary. Then kick all of those in the California Legislature out for supporting this legislation, during the next election. But stalking and threatening is only make you get kookified by the media.

I am not anti-vaccine, but people have to do the due diligence, particularly when vaccinating children. I have a friend who owns a hair styling salon, and has two kids in public school. Their vaccinations are all up to date, but she refused to have them given the multiple vaccinations. Yes, it means more jabs for the kid, but it may be ultimately more safe for the child as well; just something to think about.

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May 22 10:16

McDonald’s Workers Deliver 1.4 Million Petition Signatures to Company’s Annual Shareholder Meeting Calling for $15, Union Rights

Less than 24 hours after 5,000 workers marched on McDonald’s corporate headquarters, the burger giant’s cooks and cashiers returned to Oak Brook Thursday morning to bring their call for $15 and union rights directly to the company’s shareholders at their annual meeting.

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May 22 09:29

Israel’s Descent into Barbarism — Norman Finkelstein

“Israeli troops go on a rampage in the West Bank, kill Palestinians, demolish Palestinian homes”

Paul Jay of the Real news Network interviews Norman Finkelstein about his new book: Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel’s Assaults on Gaza.

May 22 08:29

Hope – versus Neoliberalism – an Ode to Solidarity

The new apparent Hope – is it what my friend Finian Cunningham says – the first ‘eye blinking’ by Washington facing Russia?

We are so thirsty for hope, hope for another, more just, more equitable world, we see hope in the first ‘blinking of an eye’. Hope is good. Hope is the basis for action. And action must be the consequence of hope – hope that not all is lost. Action to break that impasse of neoliberal all-engulfing greed must be simple. We have become strangers to ourselves. We must return to our roots, recognizing where and why we failed to diagnose the beast. Our awakened, re-kindled sense of consciousness may lead us to what we have lost – our inherent sense of solidarity.

Let’s hope together for that to happen – to happen soon, for the suffering is too great to endure much longer. We, the 99.99 % have it in our power to stop this misery and save our planet.

May 22 07:26

MORE PROOF OF PAID PROTESTERS: AD ASKING FOR PROTESTERS TO TRAVEL TO PROTEST, LIST OF PAYOUTS TO #FERGUSON PROTEST ORGANIZERS

After protesters protested not getting their checks from MORE on May 14th, MORE allegedly distributed the following list as to who was paid to protest in Ferguson and elsewhere, to show where the money had been going.

May 21 14:05

Chaos in Kiev as Anti-Government Protest turns Violent

Clashes are reported in central Kiev where crowds of protesters are rallying against the economic crisis and the soaring cost of private loans. Local media say several people have tried to break into the Ukrainian parliament. The protesters have clashed with police and blocked the entrances to the parliament building.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'll bet the protests are about a lot more than just money!

May 21 14:03

Clashes, tires on fire outside Ukrainian parliament in Kiev

Clashes are reported in central Kiev where crowds of protesters are rallying against the economic crisis and the soaring cost of private loans. Local media say several people have tried to break into the Ukrainian parliament.

May 21 13:52

U.S. Magistrate Michael Merz in Hot Seat for Ignoring RICO Portions of SLORP BoA Fraudulent Foreclosure Appellate Decision.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
KingCast and Mortgage Movies See Magistrate Merz in Dereliction of Duty in Busby Foreclosure Case by Ignoring Binding Case Law of Slorp v. Lerner, BoA & MERS.

May 21 13:35

Greek health workers, journalists, pensioners strike against austerity

Thousands of doctors, nurses and ambulance staff from Greece’s state-run hospitals and health centres began a 24-hour strike Wednesday.

The Federation of Public Hospital Employees (POEDIN) called the strike to protest the gutting of health care since the onset of mass austerity in 2010. Among the demands of the workers are the employment of more staff and the payment of unpaid wages. POEDIN said Greece’s national health service was “out of control due to underfunding and understaffing.”

May 21 11:50

Fight for Your Freedom Before Its Gone

Negative interest rates will only work if the people cannot remove their funds in the form of cash. Once cash is removed from the system then “money” is captured within the banking system and they can charge whatever negative interest rates, service charges and fees that they desire. The only thing that will hold them back at all is competition within the banking community and that is disappearing fast with all the mergers and mega-banks.

May 21 11:40

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS: TYRANNY OF THE MIND

In a letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, dated September 23, 1800, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” By any definition that Jefferson could have envisioned, today’s political correctness can only be regarded as “tyranny over the mind of man.” Forget freedom of association, freedom of expression, freedom of speech, or freedom of privacy, political correctness demands that we don’t even have freedom of thought or opinion.

If one does not have the freedom to live in good conscience with his own sense of morality, he or she is indeed the most enslaved of creatures. Listen to Jefferson again, “To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

May 21 11:11

Dozens Denied Access to FERC Public Meeting

On May 14, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in its monthly open meeting took up the issue of the electrical grid’s vulnerability to geomagnetic disturbances. But the government agency’s own vulnerability to public disturbance was front and center.

May 21 09:44

What In The World Is Happening In Macedonia?

By Brandon Turbeville

In May 2015, protests began erupting in Skopje, Macedonia against the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and his government. The protests, led by Zoran Zaev, were allegedly in response to the massive spying and surveillance of Macedonian officials and other individuals as well as an alleged cover-up of a killing of a young man by police in 2011. The protests were largely focused on the issue of government corruption, with tens of thousands of people in the streets of Skopje, demanding the Prime Minister’s resignation as well as that of other members of his government.

A major protest occurred on May 5 and several other anti-government protests have taken place since then. While some protests have remained peaceful, there has been widespread violence from other demonstrations. On the May 5 protest alone, violent clashes took place between protesters and police with injuries taking place on both sides...

May 21 09:43

IT’S OFFICIAL, POLICE LIVES MATTER, MORE: OBAMA SIGNS “BLUE ALERT” BILL FOR COPS WHO MAY BE IN TROUBLE

This week, President Obama signed a bill that will create a national alert system for the capture of anyone who hurts or makes a threat against a police officer. The new bill further solidifies the fact that the lives of police officers are seen as more valuable than that of the average citizen.

The new bill would create a system that would be comparable to the Amber Alerts used to find abducted children, but would likely be taken far more seriously.

May 21 09:17

Special Collection For US Peace Memorial

The Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church in Louisville, KY held a special Sunday service collection to benefit the US Peace Memorial Foundation. This is a first for us, and a sign that our efforts to honor Americans who stand for peace is gaining traction.

We are honored by their generous donation of $920. Thanks to the congregation, Rev. Elwood R. Sturtevant, Lesley Henney, Chairperson and the Social Justice Committee, and Dr. Dennis Neyman, our Kentucky State Coordinator.

Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church joined us in 2007 and has donated over $1000 to date. It is one of five churches to become a Founding Member. We hope that other churches will consider making a similar financial commitment to the work of the US Peace Memorial Foundation. If you are a member of a church that professes a belief in peace, please suggest this.

May 21 08:49

POLICE MORALE IS DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTRY :(

Last week was annual “Police Week” in Washington, D.C. Officers and representatives from all over the country were in attendence to show their support of police who are killed on the job. 2014 saw 127 officers killed, one of the safest years on record to be a police officer, while an unprecedented 1000+ citizens were killed by police in the same year.

May 21 08:12

5,000 Cooks and Cashiers Wage Largest-Ever Protest at McDonald’s Shareholder Meeting

Marching behind a giant banner that read, “McDonald’s: $15 and Union Rights, Not Food Stamps,” 5,000 cooks and cashiers massed at the company’s corporate headquarters Wednesday to kick off the largest-ever protest to hit the burger giant’s annual shareholder meeting.

May 21 08:06

'We Are Many': Documentary Depicts Legacy of Global Anti-War Movement

The extraordinary February 15, 2003 march against the U.S. invasion of Iraq, which brought an estimated 30 million people to the streets in 800 cities on every continent, is immortalized on screen in Amir Amirani’s acclaimed documentary, We Are Many, premiering in the UK this week.

May 21 08:05

People in Baltimore protest police brutality, demand justice for Freddie Gray

Dozens of people took to the streets in the US city of Baltimore to demand justice for slain black man Freddie Gray as a new video shows police brutality during his arrest.

May 20 19:04

George Soros, NATO, US Color Revolution Machine Behind Unrest in Macedonia

By Brandon Turbeville

With tensions heating up between the United States and Russia over a number of issues - Ukraine, BRICS, sanctions, and NATO encirclement to name a few - the West continues its move in toward Russia's borders. The latest target in the Anglo-American destabilization campaign has now come forward - Macedonia.

In the attempt to destroy the elected government of Macedonia, George Soros, NATO, and the Western Color Revolution apparatus have all come together to ensure that the will of the Macedonian people is denied as is the will of populations in all Western-style democracies.

As informed observers might well suspect, any color revolution taking place in Eastern Europe will involve the heavy hand of George Soros...

May 20 16:16

Look Homeward, Hegemon Part 1: Cold War 2.0 Abroad, Cold Civil War Between the U.S. Government and Its People At Home

To summarize the domestic and international situation — not only is the U.S. government waging a new Cold War abroad with Russia and China, but there’s abundant evidence it’s also entering a ‘cold war’ with large parts of the American population. As during the first Cold War, with the rise of what President Dwight Eisenhower called ‘the military industrial complex’,27 the external ‘Cold War 2.0’ is supplementing the post-9/11 ‘War on Terror’ as a driver of enhanced government power at home. Consider:

1) The U.S. is in a second Cold War with Russia and China it initiated in Syria, Ukraine and now with the ‘pivot to Asia’, in order to defend the dollar’s world reserve currency status.......

May 20 14:55

Leaked memo shows Soros NGOs payed Macedonian students $1,500 to come up with regime change ideas

While shocking to have these types of memos out in the open, it also should come as no surprise to anyone to see George Soros NGOs up to no good, and doing the bidding of their CIA backers.

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May 20 14:03

Russia fears Macedonian crisis may grow into serious conflict

The internal political crisis in Macedonia may grow into a serious conflict, said Andrei Kelin, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

May 20 13:09

Rights Groups Send An Open Letter to President Obama and Ashton Carter: Free the 57 Guantánamo Prisoners Approved for Transfer

Together the undersigned organizations call for the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to be closed, and we ask President Obama and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to swiftly transfer the 57 prisoners at Guantánamo who have already been cleared for transfer—the majority for over five years—and release or charge in a federal court those who have not been cleared for transfer.

May 20 11:23

Laugh of the day: Feds Admit "Government must obey the law. No one is above the law."

In celebration of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, the U.S. Federal government has reminded the public of their rights under the U.S. Constitution. Top among the gems is this one: What is the “rule of law”?
• Everyone must follow the law.
• Leaders must obey the law.
• Government must obey the law.
• No one is above the law.
The audio of these Q & A's are provided by the U.S. federal government, available in CD and MP3 form. The computer lady voice makes it sound even more quaint, don't you think? She could almost be a libertarian.

May 20 09:16

Deception, Thy Middle Name is Divert

The New York Times’ Jerusalem bureau slavishly responds to unfolding Israeli stories as though the computers there are set on robotic control to: “Divert, Divert”.

Pope Francis has presented President Abbas with “a bronze medal that represents an angel of peace”, canonized two Palestinian nuns, and recognized Palestine as a state.

That is the big news out of the Vatican.

Not so for the NYTimes. After its initial report on canonization and recognition, the Times turns quickly to the “importance ” of the difference between “may you be” and “you are an angel of peace”...

May 20 09:11

Time for FIFA to show Israel the red card

The truth must be told from the outset: I hope Israel is suspended from FIFA.

A soccer ban doesn’t kill anyone. A boycott spills no blood. It is a legitimate weapon to establish justice and apply international law. Israel supported and supports boycotts, and encourages them: against Hamas, against Gaza, and, of course, against Iran. It even joined the boycott against South Africa, albeit in spite of itself. Now its turn has come.

May 20 09:07

Song for Yemen

A short video and song by Finian Cunningham - Inspiration by Bente Petersen, dedicated to the children of Yemen.

Song for Yemen (Lyrics)

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When they’re killing children every day
And the whole world looks away

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When kings and presidents say they’re right
To bomb the poor day and night

And the whole damn world just stays quiet
And the whole damn world bows to might is right

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When they’re killing children every day
And the whole world looks away

And the whole world looks away
And the whole world looks away

May 20 08:38

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Fenek Solére joins Richard to discuss his novel, The Partisan, the tradition of violent partisanship in Europe, the social conditions that incite and surpress revolution, and the evolution of the American and European altervative Right.

May 20 08:37

Detroit residents speak on the resumption of water shutoffs

On Monday, the city of Detroit began a new round of mass water shutoffs, threatening to stop water service for as many as ten percent of the city’s households. In this video, residents speak out against the shutoffs and discuss the connection between the attack on working-class living standards and the militarization of society.

May 20 08:21

Maybe It's Time To Just Cuss Them Out (Really Fed-Up Driver unleases tirade at Rogue DHS agemt)

What do you do with a lawless, criminal rogue government with no chance of reform? Maybe it boils down to just cussing them out.
U.S. v Martinez-Fuerte states: "We have held that checkpoint searches are constitutional only if justified by consent or probable cause to search... And our holding today is limited to the type of stops described in this opinion. Any further detention... must be based on consent or probable cause."
Despite this, rogue Department of Homeland Security agents continue to ignore the law, the Constitution, and U.S. Supreme Court rulings. In a recorded exchange at the notorious Laredo, TX warrantless checkpoint yesterday, this prompted a fed-up driver to unleash a profanity-laced tirade against the obnoxious agent, demanding the officer's supervisor. Two supervisors came rushing up, one recording the scene with a video camera attached to an extension pole.

May 20 08:15

ANTI-NSA PRANKSTERS PLANTED TAPE RECORDERS ACROSS NEW YORK AND PUBLISHED YOUR CONVERSATIONS

“Eavesdropping on the population has revealed many saying ‘I’m not doing anything wrong so who cares if the NSA tracks what I say and do?’ Citizens don’t seem to mind this monitoring, so we’re hiding recorders in public places in hopes of gathering information to help win the war on terror,” reads a message on the project’s website. “We’ve started with NYC as a pilot program, but hope to roll the initiative out all across The Homeland.”

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May 20 07:58

Is Slow and Incremental Change is Preferable to a Violent Uprising?

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may appear to some in the West to be a revolutionary keen on transforming Iran into a proto-Western ally.

May 20 06:58

Seattle teachers hold one-day strike

After a series of one-day teacher strikes in other parts of the state of Washington, 3,000 teachers from the Seattle School District—home to over 50,000 students—are walking out today to protest education funding cuts by the state legislature. The Washington Education Association (WEA) has called the one-day strike in an effort to dissipate anger over the cuts while containing opposition entirely within the framework of the Democratic Party.

May 19 22:05

'Muzzled' Canadian Scientists Call for Protections in Federal Contracts

Canadian federal scientists, backed by major public sector unions, are protesting in Ottawa and beyond on Tuesday against "the muzzling of Canada's public scientists and partisan interference in the development of public science" under Stephen Harper's administration.

May 19 15:12

Seattle teachers hold one-day strike

After a series of one-day teacher strikes in other parts of the state of Washington, 3,000 teachers from the Seattle School District—home to over 50,000 students—are walking out today to protest education funding cuts by the state legislature. The Washington Education Association (WEA) has called the one-day strike in an effort to dissipate anger over the cuts while containing opposition entirely within the framework of the Democratic Party.

May 19 14:55

In Victory for Growing Workers Movement, LA Passes $15 Minimum Wage

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to approve a $15 an hour minimum wage, becoming the largest U.S. city to adopt a living wage.

The ordinance would boost the $9 an hour base wage to $15 by 2020 for as many as 800,000 workers. Los Angeles now joins Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle, which have already adopted similar laws.

May 19 14:44

Teachers’ Day in Mexico City Brings an Army of Police into the Streets

Last Friday afternoon in Mexico City, I was waiting for a friend, a dedicated human and civil rights activist for many years in Mexico. He was going to tell me about his work on an initiative recently launched to call for a citizen’s convention to draft a new constitution for Mexico. This initiative, the “Constituyente Ciudadana Popular,” is spearheaded by Bishop of Saltillo Raul Vera, a leader of the Mexican Catholic Church.

May 19 14:39

UK rail workers vote for national strike

Workers at Network Rail (NR), the UK state-owned track operator, have voted overwhelmingly to strike against a derisory four-year pay deal and the threat of further job losses.

May 19 14:34

Teachers’ Day in Mexico City Brings an Army of Police into the Streets

Last Friday afternoon in Mexico City, I was waiting for a friend, a dedicated human and civil rights activist for many years in Mexico. He was going to tell me about his work on an initiative recently launched to call for a citizen’s convention to draft a new constitution for Mexico. This initiative, the “Constituyente Ciudadana Popular,” is spearheaded by Bishop of Saltillo Raul Vera, a leader of the Mexican Catholic Church.

May 19 13:42

Challenging Corporations' "Right" to Grow GMOs in Rural Oregon

Measure 2-89 will protect our local food system by elevating the rights of nature and our community above those claimed by the big chemical corporations that dominate agribusiness.

May 19 13:37

Trying to Survive in a Broken Economy (Confessions of a McDonald's Employee)

My name is John D’Amanda, and I have been a loyal employee at a McDonald’s in Oakland, California for five years. Prior to working in fast food, I was a small business owner like millions of Americans.

May 19 12:54

Canada's Plan To Make Boycotting Israel a 'Hate Crime' Is Stupid and Counterproductive

I’ve never been keen on boycotts. The one against Italy for invading Abyssinia didn’t work. Nor did the arms blockade on Spain. I’m still not sure that boycotting South Africa really brought down apartheid. I rather suspect that the old racists simply realised they were hopelessly outnumbered by the blacks of South Africa and that the game was up.

May 19 12:53

Texas Delivers Some MAJOR Bad News to the UN

The state of Texas used to be its own country and is both bigger and more populous than many of the nations in the rest of the world.

So if any state is going to fight the power-grabbing agenda of the United Nations, it’s likely to be the Lone Star State.

Texas is doing just that by introducing Senate Bill 445, legislation that would ban implementation of the controversial United Nations “Agenda 21? program within the state’s boundaries.

May 19 12:52

Massive Crowd of Teachers Take to Seattle Streets in Walkout

Teachers from Seattle, Mercer Island and Issaquah walked off the job for the march from Seattle Center to Westlake Park. With these three districts walking out, it's more than 72,000 kids affected, and more than 45-hundred teachers. Classes were canceled for students, and Seattle Parks and Recreation is offering free activities for Seattle Public Schools students.

May 19 11:58

McDonald Running Scared - Bans Media from Shareholder Meeting

With thousands of workers planning to descend on McDonald's annual shareholder meeting on May 21 to demand higher wages and fairer treatment, the fast food giant has announced it will ban all media from the corporate event—a move that union leaders called "extremely shocking and troubling."

May 19 11:25

Losing the American Republic

Decades of letting neocons dictate a hawkish foreign policy have put the American Republic in profound danger, just as presidents from George Washington to Dwight Eisenhower predicted, warnings that Americans must finally take to heart...

We may lament our poverty of leadership, but there are ways to make it function. “Princes,” since long before Machiavelli have always used advisers; some even listened to them. Surely the capable people among us — like the “wise men” who whispered in the ears of those earlier leaders — can guide today’s leaders toward more viable policies and away from the chaos that engulfs us.

May 19 11:14

Stop The Trans-Pacific Trade Deal - Risk To Our Democracy

Conservatives warn us that deficit spending will turn the U.S. into a fiscal basket case, like Greece. No longer truly independent, Greece is ruled by the IMF, the ECB, and the European Commission. What conservatives seldom point out is that membership in the Eurozone cost Greece control of its own currency, and thus the ability to combat recessions bound to occur in most capitalist economies. It thus becomes a prey to any corporatist experiment the troika implements.

May 19 10:59

Aggrieved Residents Who've Had Enough Drive Off Rogue Cops: You Know You're Doing Wrong - Go Home

The ultimate in community policing – in this case, a fed-up community ordering over-the-top NYPD to bugger off – went down in Harlem when a burly plainclothes cop tried to manhandle, terrorize and arrest a 14-year-old girl for possibly pushing an alarm on a police call box. Copwatch was filming as a crowd of increasingly pissed women called out and pushed off the hapless cop, who finally, remarkably, gave up. Howard Zinn: “Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience.”

May 19 10:13

North England people urge integration with Scotland

Tens of thousands of people in North England have signed a petition demanding to break away from England and join Scotland.

May 19 09:59

Documents Reveal That British Police Feared “Trekkies” Would Overthrow Government

This week, it was reported by the Guardiann that “Trekkies”, or Star Trek fanatics, were labeled as a possible threat by British police. A hidden Scotland Yard document has recently revealed that police feared that Sci-Fi fans could potentially “turn on society” or “start a cult.”

The file was undated, but it is alleged to have originated around 1998 or 1999. The document also listed concern about other popular shows at the time such as X-Files.

May 19 09:57

Shocking Jade Helm Training Video: Children Used in Mock FEMA Camp Roundups

All the official lies about how Jade Helm is only meant for action overseas in some land far, far away have now been exposed. Our soldiers are clearly training for martial law scenarios where they have to detain the American people right here in the U.S. in our own backyards.

May 19 09:24

Civil War Rages On for Black America

Hundreds of African-American men marched to the White House this past Sunday. They were not wearing hoodies in honor of Trayvon Martin. They were not making the “hands up don’t shoot” gesture in honor of Michael Brown.

May 19 09:24

William Pfaff, The Pundit Who Hated Militarism and War

William Pfaff died on April 30, 2015. His death is nothing less than a serious loss to the shrinking number of American daily newspaper columnists who question and contest American Exceptionalism and its “unnecessary and unwinnable” wars.

May 19 08:56

Punishing Another Whistleblower

Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was a whistleblower who was then targeted by the U.S. legal system for retaliation, which now includes a 42-month prison sentence. His real “crime” was going to the Senate Intelligence Committee to report on a dubious and dangerous covert operation that involved giving doctored nuclear-bomb blueprints to Iran.

May 19 08:42

Scotland threatens London with 2nd independence vote

Scotland has threatened London with a second referendum on independence if Edinburgh’s demands for more powers are ignored by the UK’s new Conservative administration.

May 19 08:24

Ethiopian Jews take to the streets again in Israel to protest discrimination

Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews demonstrated against racism and discrimination in Tel Aviv on Monday, local newspapers reported.

The group gathered on Rothschild Boulevard in the city centre and moved towards the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and eventually to Rabin Square.

Police forces stopped the protesters from marching towards a highway to avoid roads getting blocked.

May 19 07:59

Are You On the Jade Helm Red List and Will You Know When It’s Time to Run?

The overwhelming belief among nearly all of is that an economic crash will be the precipitating event...

...It is under this cloud of chaos that we will see this situation exacerbated by Fifth column attacks of shopping malls, schools and sporting events all of the United States. The attacks will come ISIS and MS-13 cells that have been embedded all over the United States. This will be the modern day version of shock and awe all designed to paralyze any potential response from the citizenry.

May 19 07:32

Feeling Trapped in a Dead-End System? Cartoonist Stephanie McMillan's Affirmations Encourage Resistance

Activists and organizers for social change undoubtedly experience periods of burnout. Working long hours – typically without pay and little appreciation – on campaigns, issues and causes where victories are few and far between can be demoralizing. Some activists get so frustrated with the perceived lack of results from their hard work, the divisions within the Left and the rampant apathy among the general public that they give up entirely and retreat from activism.

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