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William Rivers Pitt | Thanksgiving Thoughts on the Children of War

On Holiday Myths and State Violence
Just as Thanksgiving whitewashes a period soaked in the blood of Natives slaughtered during crimes of conquest, the myth of police as guardians of the public whitewashes the reality of where those institutions began.

On European Hysteria in the Aftermath of the Paris Attacks

Glenn Greenwald: Why the CIA is smearing Edward Snowden after the Paris attacks

AUDIO: ‘What War Is Good For’: A Painful Indictment of What Has Now Become the American Way

Court Blocks Effort to License Family Detention Centers as Child-Care Facilities

Dozens Of ‘White Student Unions’ Appear on Social Media Amid Anti-Racism Protests

Interactive Tool Maps Final Draft of Paris Climate Deal

Global refugees take long detours through Latin America to reach the US

State of Emergency, State of Resilience
While much more systemic work is needed to improve the quality of life for transgender women of color, transgender activists and organizations are leading the movement to rectify these injustices.

“Donald Trump! Ha!”: This Thanksgiving, when Adele fails, let’s all just laugh when drunk racist uncle starts talking politics

How Two Independent Journalists and a Lawyer Held Chicago Police Accountable for Teen's Death

The 1 Percenters Are Stuffing Their Pumpkin Pie Holes on Thanksgiving

The richest 782 people on the planet could fund a mega-shift to clean energy - and still be billionaires

If you keep saying Saudi Arabia is like ISIS, you might get sued

President Obama is moving to complete scores of regulations as he looks to cement key parts of his legacy in the face of a Republican-controlled Congress openly hostile to many of his top priorities.

How the lack of water led to violence from Mexico to Syria

Turing Pharmaceuticals goes back on pledge to cut $750 drug price

Oil lease on sacred Blackfeet land is canceled - but the fight is far from over

Senior Brazilian senator and billionaire CEO both arrested for corruption

The United Arab Emirates has secretly dispatched hundreds of Colombian mercenaries to Yemen to fight in that country’s raging conflict, adding a volatile new element in a complex proxy war that has drawn in the United States and Iran.

If 'Life Must Go On,' say Groups, France Must Lift Ban on Climate Protests

Anne Frank and her family were also denied entry as refugees to the US

The simple way one American mom helped thousands of refugee children

Obama urges compassion towards refugees in Thanksgiving address (VIDEO)

A state of endless war
In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks of November 13, the discourse of war is already upon us, but it must be resisted.

ISIS Recruitment Thrives in Brutal Prisons Run by US-Backed Egypt

A grim holiday season awaits the United States' hungry
Food stamp benefits continue to decline while anti-hunger charities face "more drastic" situation.

Swiss state passes law banning women from wearing a burqa in public

The Other Laquan McDonalds: More Questionable Killings by Chicago Police

Hillary Clinton's Not-So-Tough Talk About Wall Street Reform

Trump: Report your neighbors for suspicious activities

Trump Ignites Crowds Into Torches of Hate

‘They’re Not Americans’: CNN Guest Justifies Massive Attacks on Civilians

How Many Civilians Has the US Coalition Killed Bombing ISIS?
The Pentagon says six. An independent monitoring group says at least 680 - and possibly more.

The Chicago Protests Aren't Just About Laquan McDonald
Activists are clashing in the streets with the same police force whose actions they’re protesting.

The Trade Battle Behind Your Thanksgiving Apple Pie
Apple growers on both sides of the US-Mexico border are duking it out over the beloved pie filling.

Instead of Pardoning a Turkey, Obama Should Free This Man
This year, the president should extend some Thanksgiving clemency to human beings - starting with Leonard Peltier.

Victory: Columbia University Divests $10 Million From Private Prisons (VIDEO)

Your Thanksgiving cranberry sauce is poisoning Native American lands

There's No Such Thing as a Climate Change Refugee, but There Ought to Be

Reporter Who Forced Release of Laquan McDonald Video Is Barred From News Event

Chicago officer had history of complaints before Laquan McDonald shooting

Tensions rise as Russia says it's deploying anti-aircraft missiles to Syria

No Thanks: How Thanksgiving Narratives Erase the Genocide of Native Peoples

Video appears to show Trump mocking the physical condition of a reporter during a South Carolina rally

Fox News asked a Chicago protester about black-on-black crime. His response was perfect.

How the media blew reporting the Chicago cop’s shooting of a teen

Reimagining Journalism to Get the Truth Out About the One Percent

Why We Must Stop Drinking Bottled Water
-- Annie Leonard of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Texas Planned Parenthood Affiliates Sue to Reinstate Medicaid Funding

Trump Claims That He Can Predict Terrorism by How He "Feels"

Shifting the Focus From the Laquan McDonald Murder Video and Back to the Systems That Killed Him

Emails reveal racists plotted confrontation with Black Lives Matters activists days before shooting

The xenophobic outburst on Capitol Hill and across the heartland won’t make us safer. In fact, it plays directly into the hands of terrorist organizations like Islamic State.

Obscene Golden Parachutes Are Part of America’s Rising Wealth Inequality

Salmon Fishermen and Women, Consumer Groups Criticize FDA Approval of Frankenfish

Bad Policy, Bad Ethics: U.S. Military Bases Abroad

Charts show the lack of diversity among U.S. college professors

Photos of Resolute Protests Against CPD Brutality Against Black Community Following Release of Shooting Video

Clinton Snubs MoveOn Candidate Forum

Video of Chicago Police Officer Murdering Black Teen Is Released Reflecting Police Occupation of Many Black Communities in Chicago

Calling Out the Republican Party as a Hate Group

NRA Ensures People Suspected of Being Terrorists Have Right to Buy Guns
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Brutal Cynicism: Lobbyists, in Strategy Session, Conclude That Refugee Crisis “Helps Us” Defeat Regulations

Penn. GOP Officials Caught Joining Neo-Nazis in Anti-Refugee Rallies

Two suspects arrested in shooting of five Black Lives Matter protesters

Paul Krugman | Caricatures and Labor Force Distortions

The Man Beaten And Choked At A Donald Trump Rally Tells His Story

Obama Says Turkey Has Right to Defend Airspace

Another victim in ICE's ongoing war

Provocateurs and Political Opportunists in the Age of Terrorism
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

US-armed Syrian rebels 'hit Russian helicopter with missile' as it searched for downed plane pilots

Nestlé​ admits slavery and coercion used in catching its seafood

Welcome to the GOP’s age of rage: Shocking new study shows how anger is fueling the Republican Party

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Warplane Near Syria Border

Chicago officer who shot black teen 16 times to face murder charge, reports say
Reports say charge is expected on Tuesday, one day before judge’s deadline for releasing video of shooting of Laquan McDonald by officer Jason Van Dyke

Donald Trump on waterboarding: 'Even if it doesn't work they deserve it'

Noam Chomsky | The Hubris of the United States Waging War by Claiming It Is Just and Its "Enemies" Evil

The Defense Bill That Obama Just Signed Will Make It Harder to Shut Guantanamo

The 16 shots that prove why #BlackLivesMatter is needed

From Mizzou to Yale: The Demands
Across the nation, students have risen up to demand an end to systemic and structural racism on campus. Here are their demands.

Despite Efforts, Thousands of Vets Across the Country Remain Homeless

Americans Become Disenchanted With Black Friday

Do US Laws Protecting Abuse Survivors Help Only Women Who Are US Citizens?

Just how decriminalized is marijuana in New York City?

Rush Limbaugh’s “True Story of Thanksgiving” is a lie-filled load of stuffing that turns villains into victims

What Police Said About the Killing of Laquan McDonald Before the Video Showed What Really Happened

Like Father Like Son: George W. Bush Was Bad, His Father May Have Been Worse

Rahm Emanuel's Learning What Happens When You Ignore Half of Chicago

To Protest Walmart on Black Friday, Organizers Are Seeking Food for Underpaid Workers

Native Americans mark Thanksgiving with mixed feelings, and a meal for those in need

Post-Paris push against encryption has been long coming

China’s “sponge cities” use smart infrastructure to prevent massive water issues

'More Questions Than Answers': Médecins Sans Frontières Not Buying Pentagon Probe Into Hospital Attack

Eight Ways to Deal With Your Conservative Relatives' Fox News Talking Points This Thanksgiving

TTIP talks: EU alleged to have given ExxonMobil access to confidential papers

At Gates of Guantanamo, Activists Counter Unjust Detention With 'Powerful Act of Compassion'

Argentina announce former Monsanto executive as agriculture minister

The Serial Swatter
Internet trolls have learned to exploit our over-militarized police. It's a crime that's hard to stop - and hard to prosecute.

The US Is the Most Unequal Developed Economy Outside Southern Europe

On Thanksgiving Day, Detainees Refuse Meals, Demand Freedom

Study: Hunger costs US extra $160 billion a year to treat chronic illnesses

Feds: Texas and other states can't cut off benefits to resettle Syrian refugees

Stopping Illegal Logging Will Protect Endangered Species While Saving US Jobs

Black Lives Matter solidarity protesters arrested in New York City

Bee Thankful This Thanksgiving: Demand Big Food Stop Killing Our Pollinators

Earth Doesn't Have Be Doomed Like Atlantis - We Can Change Course

Ben Carson Isn't the Only US Politician With a Hand in Shady Latin American Dealings

Yazidis in US Grateful This Thanksgiving for Escaping ISIS

Armed Texas Mosque Protestor Posts Names, Addresses of Muslims on Facebook

Pentagon Admits to Killing Civilians in Iraq

Here's Evidence The Chicago PD Is Worse Than You Thought

The War on Black Thursday
More stores are fighting Black Friday creep, which is good news for everyone, including retail workers.

Nine Native Sites to Visit Instead of Celebrating Thanksgiving With Turkey

Four US Cities That Have Gone 100 Percent Renewable

New York Times slams 'outrageous' Donald Trump for mocking reporter's disability

The Dangerously Limited Foreign Policy Discourse of the Democratic Candidates

Obama backs protests over 'deeply disturbing' Laquan McDonald shooting

Kochs' Push for Criminal Legal Reform Is Aimed at Protecting Corporate Lawbreakers

Black Leaders in Chicago Push for Investigation of Police Department

Airlines saved $11 billion on fuel. You saved 8 bucks.

DOJ representatives attend Minneapolis protest

GOP Rider Would Boost Party Spending

France Now Joins US in Official Endless Government State of "Terrorist" Emergency

Why some conservatives say Trump talk is fascist

Red meat linked to increased stroke risk

By banning protest at COP21, Hollande is silencing those facing the worst impacts of climate change and its monstrous violence

Why Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald IS Representative of the Chicago Police Department

FOX News Has Blood on Its Hands

Are the US and Europe Closer to War With Russia Over the Turkish Government Downing of a Russian Military Plane?

Pfizer Buying Allergan So It Can Pretend To Be Irish In Tax Scam

US Military Finds Scapegoats for Doctors Without Borders Hospital Attack

Climate change makes past five-year period the warmest on record

Walmart's Sinister Spying on Its Employees

Shots Fired at Minneapolis Black Lives Matter Protest Second Night in a Row

La Via Campesina struggle against femicide and violence against women

Only Due to a Court Order, Rahm Emanuel Finally Release Video of Chicago Cop Murdering a Black Teen

NYT: Chicago Rarely Penalizes Officers for Complaints, Data Shows

Canada to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by end of February

This GOP Presidential Candidate "Understands Less About Science Than the Average Kindergartner"
-- Cole Mellino of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

A Year Without Tamir

Black Lives Matter Activists Are Shot While Trump Is Busy Sharing a Neo-Nazi Graphic on Twitter

After outcry, Minnesota GOP deletes tweet about 'Negro problem'

SATIRE: Cockroaches following Russian jet story with interest

Neocons Make Rubio Their Favorite
With Sen. Marco Rubio surging in the polls, neoconservatives have found their favorite candidate, a fresh face who would put them firmly back in the driver's seat of US foreign policy. He is a perfectly crafted neoconservative Ken doll.

An Open Letter to Congress: Do Not Cede to Fear
Refugees are not the enemy.

Bomb on presidential guard bus kills at least 14 in Tunis

The War on Terror Is a War on Youth: Paris and the Impoverishment of the Future

Georgia sent out CDs of data from six million voters containing Social Security numbers, birth dates
Secretary of state attributes the information dump to a “clerical error.”

Gunfight breaks out at New Orleans playground, injuring 16

Blame the West’s interventions for today’s terrorism

Coke Adds Fraud: Exposing the Beverage Giant's Shady Research Practices

ACLU sues Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, demands state accept Syrian refugees

This Judge Just Condemned Wisconsin's Abortion Law as Unconstitutional. Read the Withering Ruling

VItter Defeat Clears Way For Obamacare Medicaid Expansion In Louisiana

Donald Trump's Pants Are on Fire Again: "Trump, Carson repeat disputed 9/11 celebration claim"