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U.S. Seeks to Censor More of Memo That Approved Drone Strike on American Citizens

U.S. Seeks to Censor More of Memo That Approved Drone Strike on American Citizens

WASHINGTON — One week after the Obama administration said it would comply with a federal appeals court ruling ordering it to make public portions of a Justice Department memo that signed off on the targeted killing of a United States citizen, the administration is now asking the court for permission to censor additional passages of […]

Can anything quell America’s thirst for guns, violence?

Can anything quell America’s thirst for guns, violence?

A spate of recent shootings across the country underscore the history of violence woven into the very fabric of America, but advocates and activists continue working for peace. Jerad Miller and his wife, Amanda, allegedly ambushed and killed two police officers, who were having lunch in a pizza restaurant in Las Vegas, June 8.  According […]

Wis. Gov. Scott Walker Accused Of Illegal Fundraising

Wis. Gov. Scott Walker Accused Of Illegal Fundraising

Prosecutors believe that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of a “criminal scheme” to illegally coordinate fundraising with outside conservative groups in violation of state law. The Associated Press reports that “documents were filed as part of an ongoing lawsuit challenging the probe by the conservative group Wisconsin Club for Growth. They were […]

Obama sending up to 300 soldiers to Iraq as advisers, says move is limited

Obama sending up to 300 soldiers to Iraq as advisers, says move is limited

President Obama authorized additional military assistance for Iraq’s fight against advancing Islamist militants Thursday, but made clear that he will continue to hold back more substantive support, including U.S. airstrikes, until he sees a direct threat to U.S. personnel or a more inclusive and capable Iraqi government. Obama said he would send up to 300 […]

You’ll never believe what Bishop Desmond Tutu said about Israel

You’ll never believe what Bishop Desmond Tutu said about Israel

South African Nobel Peace laureate and Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu has never been one to back out of a fight over human rights and justice. He has always been outspoken, even when it meant certain death for him, like during the time his country was under the rule of Apartheid. One topic […]

Income inequality in the US grows as factories continue to shut down

Income inequality in the US grows as factories continue to shut down

In August 2008, factory workers David and Barbara Ludwig treated themselves to new cars – David a Dodge pickup, Barbara a sporty Mazda 3. With David making $22 an hour and Barbara $19, they could easily afford the payments. A month later, Baldwin Hardware, a unit of Stanley Black & Decker Corp., announced layoffs at […]

No billion-dollar Sterling exit?: Sports plantations still bastions of White control, Jewish power

No billion-dollar Sterling exit?: Sports plantations still bastions of White control, Jewish power

Reported by The Final Call News of a reported agreement to sell the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers basketball team to Jewish billionaire Steve Ballmer grabbed sports headlines as pro basketball’s championship kicked into high gear. It fell through with late night reports that the Clippers owner had balked at the sale. As The Final Call […]

Sociologist on incarceration: “This is no way to run a country”

Sociologist on incarceration: “This is no way to run a country”

April Taylor Sociologist Salvatore Babones recently began a series on Truthout.org that centers around policy issues relevant to 2016 political campaigns.  One of the most pressing issues is mass incarceration.  Nearly 3 percent of the adult population in the United States is under the control of the country’s criminal justice system by either being in […]

Traffic is stopped when a dummy of Obama is seen hanging from a bridge

Traffic is stopped when a dummy of Obama is seen hanging from a bridge

Reported by Liku Zelleke Early on Monday morning, at around 5:30 a.m., police were called out to the Lefholz Bridge over I-70 near Grain Valley, Mo., where hanging from the bridge they found a dummy with a face mask of President Barack Obama attached to it. Police crews proceeded to remove the dummy using a […]

It is now illegal in 33 cities to feed homeless people

It is now illegal in 33 cities to feed homeless people

Reported by Liku Zelleke The next time you can be bothered enough to feed a homeless person you might find yourself at odds with the law. Yes, you have to be “bothered” because you are under no obligation to help your fellow mankind, who has fallen on hard times and on harder concrete slabs. That’s […]