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Fifth Graders Teach Oakland School District to Buy Local Food
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Beatdown by Baltimore cop results in suspension, $5 million suit
Video shows officer Vincent E. Cosom throwing haymakers in a brutal attack on a Baltimore street, contradicting the self defense argument he made in his June arrest report.

Mine spill devastates Mexican farmers
Farmers worry about their future as buyers shun local produce and rivers show an elevated presence of heavy metals.

How Africans Could Determine the Fate of Scottish Independence

On Post-White House Circuit, Talk Isn't Cheap

The Federal Budget Deficit Has Disappeared. Really.

American Airlines, US Airways Workers Vote Overwhelmingly to Join Union

Winnemem Wintu War Dancers: Shasta Dam a "Weapon of Mass Destruction"

Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying

Israel’s NSA Scandal

Why Liberians Thought Ebola Was a Government Scam to Attract Western Aid
Decades of corruption have left Liberians suspicious of their government.

The Last Thing Missouri Needs Is More Guns, but That's Exactly What It's Getting

Obama delays key power plant rule of signature climate change plan
A week before major UN talks on climate change, EPA extends comment period for rule to cut carbon pollution from plants.

Cars Will Cook the Planet Absent Shift to Public Transportation
By making it easier to walk, cycle or take the bus, the world cut pollution by 40 percent.

In Georgia, a growing number of violent offenders have received pardons that restore gun rights. Last year 31 percent of gun-rights pardons went to violent felony offenders.

Health Care Is Still for the Rich or Lucky

At least 117 colleges have acquired equipment from the Department of Defense including grenade launchers, M-16 assault rifles and armored vehicles.

Mexico: Researcher Raises Alert About Environmental Risks in Region With Highest Concentration of Wind Farms in Latin America

Hunger easing globally but 1 in 9 people undernourished - report

The Climate Crisis Is a Water Crisis

The Vaguely Written Rule That’s Letting Corporations Get Away With Staying Very White and Male

Fighting Inequality in the New Gilded Age
Restoring genuine democracy in the face of deep-seated disparities must go beyond campaign finance.

Josh Fox: It’s Easy to Switch to Renewable Energy

Chelsea Manning | How to make ISIS fall on its own sword

Chamber of Commerce Should Apologize for Attack on Wife of Walker Prosecutor

Report: Forced labor rife in Malaysian electronics factories
Nearly one-third of employees servicing Western corporations were said to working as modern-day slaves.

Need a fracking supporter? Hire a homeless person.
The North Carolina Energy Coalition seems to have brought in some homeless men to stand in as fracking supporters at a state hearing on developing fracking operations in the state.

Fund Cancer Research to Keep Breakthroughs Coming

Darrien Hunt: new surveillance footage may shed light on police shooting
Video from Utah bank could answer question of whether Hunt was shot from behind while running away from officers.

The United States Has the Largest Prison Population in the World - and It’s Growing

Ur-ganic: An Alpine Township Considers Banning Pesticides

Of Jenga Towers and Environmental Offsets

Retired IRS Agent Pushes New York to Audit Tax Cheats

Cities Find New Ways to Go After Gun Violence
Widespread and comprehensive gun control legislation has failed at the federal and state levels. While cities don’t have the authority to ban guns, they’ve gotten creative trying to control them.

Parents of Aurora theater shooting victim file suit against ammo suppliers

The billionaire, the NSA and the no-fly list: America's 'state secret' obsession has gone too far
When lawsuits start hunting for the truth, the Obama administration shuts them down with one overreaching power and three words: just trust us.

Naomi Klein on climate failure: “It’s not that we’ve done nothing. We’ve done the wrong things.”

Garcia’s Party Line Opposition to the ACA Leaves Unanswered Questions About Her Health Insurance

This Legendary Accounting Firm Just Ran the Numbers on Climate Change
We're 20 years away from catastrophe, says PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Scientists Find "Direct Link" Between Earthquakes and Fracking

The Mysterious Case of the Obama Administration Claiming State-Secrets Privilege in a Private Defamation Lawsuit

Another Drone Protester Found Not Guilty

Is New Jersey Fudging Its Pension Fund Results to Defuse a Christie Scandal?

US Joint Chiefs Chairman: If Campaign Fails, Ground Troops Possible

How the Defense Industry Bankrolls Pro-War Pundits

Today's Stock Market: Shades of the Company Town

Preventing Climate Change and Adapting to It are Not Morally Equivalent
Climate change mitigation and adaptation are often discussed as though they are interchangeable. They are not.

Once There Was a Way to Get Back Home

Senate Republicans Block Pay Equity Bill

Texas Proposes Rewriting School Text Books to Deny Man-Made Climate Change

The Trials of Stem Cell Therapy: Stem Cells: Plenty of Hope, but Halting Progress

Charles P. Pierce | This Is How Gilded Ages Work

I Was Beaten By Chicago's Dirtiest Cop, Lawsuit Contends
Commander Glenn Evans is said to have infamously shoved his pistol in a suspect’s mouth, but Rita King’s story is far more terrifying. Evans has already cost the city $250,000 and hasn’t been fired—he’s been promoted.

The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms

Baltimore Man Sues Police After Videotape Shows an Unprovoked Attack by Officer

Franchise Owners Flock to DC in Defense of McDonald’s

US to Commit Up to 3,000 Troops to Fight Ebola in Africa
Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Obama is expanding military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus.

Three Dead in Corpus Christi Trailer Park Shooting

Climate Change Report: Prevent Damage by Overhauling Global Economy
Reducing emissions can generate better growth than old high-carbon model

In Swing to Left, Swedes "Turn Their Backs" on Austerity

David Swanson | Laughing Our Way to Destruction

Rare Children’s Respiratory Virus Spreads to 10 States

Utah Authorities Alter Account of Shooting by Police
Family lawyer says bullets came from behind and criticises ‘almost incomprehensible’ delay in questioning officers involved

We Need to Stop Blaming People Who Experience Mental Health Challenges
-- Akira Watts for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Republican Senior Federal Judge, Domestic Abuse Experts Call for Accountability for Wife-Beating US District Court Judge Mark Fuller

Nearly half of US adults have either pre-diabetes or diabetes

Lawyer and Two Teachers - All Black - Say Staff at Exclusive NYC Hotel Accused Them of Being Hookers
Seems like being a professional black woman in public equals solicitation.

After Saying Women on Medicaid Should Be Sterilized, Russell Pearce Resigns From Arizona GOP

Stray Bullet Kills Philadelphia Mom, Newborn

In mining country, "war on coal" hard to see

States Suing to Stop CO2 Cuts Prep for Them Anyway

The Veterans No One Talks About
Tens of thousands of soldiers who are discharged from the military each year are locked out of VA services.

ISIS, ISIL or Islamic State: What's in a Name?

Was Ferguson the beginning of a new civil rights era?

Philadelphia Is Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession

Paul Krugman | How to Get It Wrong

Largest City in Vermont Now Gets All Its Power From Renewables

These states cut their incarceration rates - and still had a decline in crime

Ohio’s anti-choice nightmare: How a purple state is pioneering how to shutter clinics

Detroit bankruptcy trial resumes after settlement

Deaths From GM Ignition Switch Defect Exceed Initial Estimate

John Twelve Hawks: “New surveillance states have placed us in an invisible prison”
Is it possible to go untracked in this new digital dystopia? It's gotten harder - but here's how I've done it.

Eddie Conway: "The State Targeted the Panthers Because We Were Socialists, Not Because We Were Armed" (Video)

Blinding them with science: Is development of a banned laser weapon continuing?

Clinton Foundation will honor Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Man shot from behind by police, family says; prosecutors: he lunged with sword

Dallas Cop Watched as Woman’s Kids Taken at Gunpoint, Ignored Her Cries for Help, Drove Off

Push to Impose Extra Fees on Solar Customers Draws Outrage in Wisconsin

Report: ''Critical Action'' Needed to Fight Enormous Energy Waste at Data Centers

Quadruple Homicide in Peruvian Amazon Puts Criminal Logging in Spotlight

Ocean Algae Can Evolve Fast to Tackle Climate Change

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules
Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information.

“Dude, you get to blow up stuff”: The moral awakening of a Navy man
We had become so desensitized to death we laughed at violent YouTube videos. I wanted more than blind patriotism.

Parking Meters in Pasadena Will Collect Donations for the Homeless

Conservative Experiment Faces Revolt in Reliably Red Kansas

US Government Has Retaliated Against 1,400 Whistleblowers in the Last Year

Tom Hayden : From Vietnam to Iraq, lessons never learned

Deadly Form of Black Lung Rises to 40-Year High

Hurricanes, quakes, tornadoes displace 22 million people in 2013, 3 times more than wars

Believe It or Not, 2014’s Political Ads Have Been More Negative Than Ever

Obama Stands Firm: US Will Not Fight Another Ground War in Iraq

FBI Rolls Out Biometric Database on Schedule, Accompanying Privacy Impact Assessment Still Nowhere to Be Found

My Year in the NRA
I grew up and raised my family in Newtown, Connecticut — and own guns. After 26 of my neighbors were massacred, I signed up to see how the organization that controls our gun debates works.

Anonymous Border Patrol Agents Keep Killing People

Islamic State video threatens to kill US troops sent to fight

Where Are the White Feminists? MIA on Racist Misogynist Police Violence

Los Angeles Law Enforcement Officers Kill About One Person a Week

'We Are Laying Down Like Dogs': The Long Wait for Ebola Treatment in Liberia

Why Americans are flocking to their sinking shores even as the risks mount

Poll: Americans among most skeptical about global trade

Treasury Department Ignores Fraud Charges and Awards Comerica Bank Five more Years of Providing Benefit Cards to Elderly and Disabled

House Could Vote on $500 Million to Arm, Train Syrian Rebels

US poverty declines in 2013, median income stagnant, Census Bureau finds

2014 World Population Interactive Map

Do State Retirement Pensions Belong with Wall Street Hedge Funds?

The Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Indigenous Communities in Panama

Jim Hightower | US Populist Movement Is on the Rise
-- Jim Hightower on Buzzflash at Truthout

Kingdom of Slaves
In the smallest Gulf kingdoms, upwards of 90 percent of residents are immigrant laborers. Many face unspeakable abuse.

Demonizing the Minimum Wage
Opponents of higher pay make hair-curling predictions that have a dismal record of accuracy.

Laura Poitras to premiere Edward Snowden film Citizenfour in October

New Sparks Fly Between CIA, Senate Intelligence Committee

Mom Suffers Brain Injury, Forgets Tax Bill, So County Is Selling Her Home and Keeping the Profit

Three State Measures That Could End Legal Abortion
Ballot initiatives in Colorado, North Dakota, and Tennessee could deal a major blow to abortion rights in those states.

How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won - for Now

Criticizing the Government Could Get You Arrested in Malaysia. Is it Time to Repeal the Sedition Act?

Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people's student loan debt

Ebola: US Sends Troops, Cuba Sends Doctors

Old Debts, Fresh Pain: Weak Laws Offer Debtors Little Protection
Critics say the 1968 federal law that allows collectors to take 25 percent of debtors’ wages, or every penny in their bank accounts, is out of date and overly harsh.

New York Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2015

How the NRA Degrades and Objectifies Women

Illinois Poll Shows Strong Support for Higher Minimum Wage and Tax on Millionaires
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Why the Economy Doesn’t Work for the 99%: Massive Payouts to Corporate Stockholders

Fox Host Finds a Way to Link Benghazi to NFL Domestic Violence Debate
It was only a matter of time...

Neoliberalism at 30,000 Feet

Koch Foundation Proposal to College: Teach Our Curriculum, Get Millions

"Wretched, Disgusting Commie Leftists": My Nightmare Fighting Gun Nuts in a Red State
Want to understand why it's so hard to win the most basic gun safety reform? Here's how the debate so often goes

UN Says $1 Billion Is Needed to Prevent Ebola "Catastrophe"

CodePink Isn't Having Obama's New War Against ISIS

Obama Withdraws Nomination of Top DOJ Civil Rights Lawyer

Fast Food Franchise Owners Ask Congress for Help to Stop Worker Campaign for Wages, Union

US Spies Have Two Bases in New Zealand: Snowden

Gov. Brownback’s Kansas Latest Example of GOP Economics Fail

Experts Call on Obama to Ban Fracking in Lead Up to People’s Climate March

The Weekly Standard Distorts Elizabeth Warren’s Comment on Israel

Fracking Wells Tainting Drinking Water in Texas and Pennsylvania, Study Finds

Forecasts Show Sharp Contraction in Palestinian Economy

Michigan Mother’s Home Being Foreclosed Upon After Just One Missed Property Tax Payment

"Socially Responsible" Capitalism Still Feeds the Disease

US Airstrike Near Baghdad Marks First of Expanded Iraq Offensive

No Thanks From an Ungrateful Nation: The Surge of Female Vets Living on the Streets

The Demise of a US Group Backing Moderate Syrian Rebels Is a Bad Sign for Obama's Anti-ISIS Campaign
The Syrian Support Group disbanded partly because of poor funding and conflict between the opposition militias fighting the Assad regime.

ISIS Bans Teaching Evolution in Schools

SATIRE: GOP's Message to America - Don't Vote, Stay Home and Stuff Your Face

Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah Released on Bail
In late August, Alaa had begun a hunger strike, days before the death of his father, a prominent human rights lawyer. Egyptian netizens rejoiced, but say the road to justice is a long and bumpy one.

An Epidemic of Wage Theft Is Costing Workers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars a Year
The researchers estimated that the average loss per worker over the course of a year was $2,634, out of total earnings of $17,616. The total annual wage theft from front-line workers in low-wage industries in the three cities approached $3 billion.

Noam Chomsky: Why Americans Know So Much About Sports but So Little About World Affairs

Can Bill Maher Really Knock Off This Republican Congressman?
Is liberal comedian Bill Maher dreaming or can he really knock off a six-term Republican congressman in the midterm elections?

Report: School Districts Are Receiving Free Military Gear From the Pentagon

Those Detroit water shutoffs? Blame ‘em on botched bookkeeping.

How the Defense Industry Bankrolls Pro-War Pundits

India’s nuclear nightmare: The village of birth defects
Indian court trying to unravel mystery of sick and disabled children, miscarriages and fatal cancers around the country's first uranium mine.

Ferguson’s massive cover-up: How police departments are protecting Michael Brown’s killer

434 Percent Voter Turnout in Arizona Precinct

House Republicans expect to unveil legislation Monday evening that would give President Obama the authority to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels, but with some limits on that authority.

Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

Outside Groups, Dark Money Organizations Fuel 2014 Midterms

‘War on Women’ Motivates Voters for Midterm Election, Poll Finds

Despite Obama’s Pledge to Curb It, NSA Mass Surveillance Wins Rubber Stamp
Mass surveillance just earned another 90-day blank check, nine months after President Obama promised to rein in the NSA’s spying powers.

Five Things We Can Do to Reduce Domestic Violence
A national conversation has started. Here's how it should end.

Twenty Years Later, Parts of Major Crime Bill Viewed as Terrible Mistake

Urban Outfitters Decides Not to Sell Blood-spattered "Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt" After All
Someone at Urban Outfitters was smart enough to pull it down over the weekend. Quite possibly the smartest person who works there.

Exxon Riles US, EU by Using Sanctions Loophole

Unseen Toll: Wages of Millions Seized to Pay Past Debts
A new study provides the first-ever tally of how many employees lose up to a quarter of their paychecks over debts like unpaid credit card or medical bills and student loans.

People With Mental Health Emergencies Deserve So Much More Than What Our Health Care System Has to Offer

White House steps up pressure on Congress to arm Syria rebels

Ohio’s Conflicting Statutes Create Obstacles for Some Abuse Survivors

Drinking Water Contaminated by Fracking Boom in Texas and Pennslyvania, Says New Study

App-etite for Transparency
New phone apps uncover the companies behind the food we're buying.

The Aftermath of ‘Hobby Lobby’: Multiple Attacks on Contraception Access

How the Tea Party Is Causing Big Business to Back Democrats

WikiLeaks: Police in New South Wales, Australia, use hacking software to spy on computers and smartphones

Since 2004, Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers have killed at least 46 people, including at least 15 Americans, while on duty. None have been charged or disciplined.

Six Florida prison officers jailed and fired for setting up inmate beating, lying about it

The Economist Has a Slavery Problem
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Rich neocon’s twisted scheme: Meet the private equity hawk cheering for Ukraine
How a super-wealthy friend of Ted Cruz acts as a window to the State Department's morbid cheerleading in Ukraine.

The Great Avian Die-Off: Two Reports Point to Grim Future for US Birds

Illegal land clearing for commercial agriculture responsible for half of tropical deforestation

The Entrepreneur Who Wants to Save Paradise
Douglas Tompkins - the founder of Esprit and The North Face - is using his fortune to build massive national parks in Chile and Argentina. But what he sees as philanthropy, local ranchers see as meddling.

US and Nato troops begin Ukraine military exercise

Greening Our Desires
Faced with a ruined earth, how can we think of utopia? If we are told the future is one of scarcity, how do we create abundance?

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