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Everything Is Already Broken, So Let's Bomb Some More Stuff
-- Akira Watts for BuzzFlash at Truthout

William Rivers Pitt | The Iraq War Was a Smashing Success

Israel's Brutal Attacks on Palestinians Shocked US Military Officials

Paul Krugman | The "Libertarian Moment" Will Have to Wait

Your Cell Phone Company Says Your Location Info Is Private. Think Again.
US cell carriers won't say what they're doing to stop private companies from tracking your whereabouts.

Explosion Shakes BP's Largest Oil Refinery in the US

A 9-Year-Old at a Shooting Range, an Uzi, and Outrage
After a girl from New Jersey accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range in Arizona, her parents’ cellphone video caused a worldwide spectacle.

Burying Our Babies: Letter from L.A. to Ferguson

NRa Tweets About Kids Having Fun at Shooting Range After Uzi Accident

Do Cops Just Tase People for Fun Now?
On the day Michael Brown was buried, two federal lawsuits were filed over police using tasers to attack civilians and torture prisoners.

Flint Michigan Considers Distributing Scientology Book To Save City

The News Summer From Hell and the End of Optimism
By this point in the summer, a sane person could reasonably conclude that the world is going nuts.

America’s Coal Heartland Is in Freefall
What’s happening now in America’s coal heartland is not just the typical bust, and experts say it could be permanent.

Ebola Could Afflict Over 20,000, WHO Says
The WHO reported that the epidemic was still accelerating and could afflict almost seven times the current number of reported cases before it can be brought under control.

Why abundant coal may have ‘cursed’ the Appalachian economy
Is coal country suffering from what economists call the 'resource curse'?

US to Resume Nuclear Permits, Relicensing on Waste Rule

How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops

A new report released by Greenpeace reveals high toxin levels in tea from China and India.

Honor James Foley, Executed by ISIS, by Building Peace​
-- Jonathan Franklin for BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Washington Post wants to fix the climate debate - by featuring even more deniers
The Posts' bold new editorial stance is confusingly hypocritical.

Gaza Residents Share Allegations of Abuse, Claim Israeli Soldiers Used Them as Human Shields

Ten Frightening Promises by GOP Senate Candidates Secretly Taped at Koch Brothers Summit

A Rising Tide Only Lifts All Boats When Everyone Has a Boat
"So, if we really want to fight poverty here in the U.S., the number one thing we can do is actually give people the resources they don't have. And yes, this means transferring wealth, you know, that whole socialism thing that everyone is always freaking out about."

A New Reason to Question the Official Unemployment Rate

Illinois School Bans Discussions of Michael Brown's Death
Prohibiting students from talking about events in Ferguson offers them exactly the opposite of what they need.

Not Even Toxic Waste Stops Gentrification: 3 New York Superfund Sites in Developing Neighborhoods

America Keeps People Poor On Purpose: A Timeline of Choices We've Made to Increase Inequality

The 4 dumbest campaign ads of 2014: Karl Rove’s cynicism, Ebola panic, and firing guns at TVs!

Police Officers Respond to a Report of an Armed Man Disturbing the Peace and Fire Nine Rounds Killing an Innocent Woman ... The Suspect Is Then Charged With Murder

Let's Treat Assad Fairly - Like Any Other Pro-West Dictator in the Middle East

Choking the Oceans With Plastic
Plastics are now one of the most common pollutants of ocean waters worldwide.

Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies

For gunshot survivors, the cost is much more than a single bullet
Almost 1,300 Chicagoans have been shot this year, but what happens to the vast majority who survive?

Chicago Cop Kills Teen, Sparking Protests
Law enforcement maintains that 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh had a gun and aimed it at the officer who ultimately killed him, but protesters do not believe the report and insist that McIntosh was unarmed and already surrendering.

California Senate bans warrantless drone surveillance

Secret audio nails Mitch! Endangered McConnell busted humiliating himself on tape

Full extent of global coal 'binge' is hidden, say researchers

How Australia Perfected Solar Power and Then Went Back to Coal

Why Israel’s bombardment of Gaza neighborhood left US officers ‘stunned’
Military sources say Pentagon’s assessment of Shujaiya shelling alarmed even Secretary of State John Kerry.

White House considers proposals to sharply increase legal immigration

Mount Polley: A Wake-Up Call to the Realities of Tailings Ponds

Scott Brown no longer accepts climate science

Death by Law Enforcement: What the data tells us – and what it doesn't

Syria and ISIS committing war crimes, says UN

Mark Morford | Burning Man Never Disappoints

American killed fighting for ISIS, White House confirms

Man Leaves Car to Fatally Shoot Panhandler in Wheelchair

'Gathering storm': The Philly riots of '64

Irreversible Damage Seen From Climate Change in UN Leak

In Landmark Decision, TEPCO to Pay Victim's Family in Fukushima Suicide Case

The Cost of Raising a Child to 18 Soars to More Than $245,000

At Koch Retreat, Top GOP Senate Candidates Credited Koch Network for Their Rise

Court: Cops can’t claim immunity after SWAT team fatally shot man while looking for cocaine

FBI Witness Tampering Alleged in Oklahoma City Bombing Video Trial

Undercover in White America: Why Black Rage Is Conscious, Justified and Long Overdue

Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charges

Documents: Tacoma, Washington police using surveillance device to sweep up cellphone data

Summer of Market Basket
What does the contrast between mainstream media coverage and outpouring of sympathy for Market Basket workers versus relative silence on the plight of fast food workers across the nation and their efforts to organize tell us about labor organizing and media attention?

Elite Attackers of Public Schools Don't Admit the Impact of Economic Inequality, Racism on Education

Dozens of police departments suspended for losing US military-grade weaponry

Greek Crisis and the Dark Clouds Over the American Economy: An Interview With Dimitri B. Papadimitriou

Video shows police shot Ohio man ‘on sight’ as he leaned on toy gun in Walmart, attorney says

GOP Senate Campaign Defends Using Image of James Foley's Execution in Ad

GM ignition-switch fund receives claims for more than 100 deaths

Cheney’s Legacy: Honesty Still in Short Supply

40 Percent of Restaurant Workers Live in Near-Poverty

White House confirms death of American jihadist fighting in Syria

Minnesota in-home health care workers say yes to unionizing; seek better wages, benefits

Anatomy of a Fox News Smear: Ann Coulter, Matt Drudge and the "Dumbest Person on the Internet"
How did Fox News run a totally bogus Ferguson story? Welcome to the truly slimy side of the right-wing hit machine

Obama Announces Measures to Benefit Veterans

The NRA Pissed Off the Wrong Nerd Genius
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg already had the gun lobby in his sights. Now Bill Gates is donating $1 million for universal background checks—and there’s more where that came from.

Five Things You Should Tell Conservatives About Obama and Jobs

Students Walk Out With Their Hands Up to Protest Michael Brown Shooting

Rebels Parade Captured Ukrainian Soldiers on Streets of Donetsk as Citizens Shout and Hurl Eggs

Net Neutrality Is "Marxist," According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

Secret $700,000 Donation Has Scott Walker Scrambling to Address "Appearance of Corruption"

Why "Good Cops" Stay Silent: The Persecution of Officer Adam Basford

ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman

Thyroid Cancer in Young People Surges in Fukushima Since Nuclear Meltdown
-- Anastasia Pantsios of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Atheists Get the Shaft in New York Town After Supreme Court Ruling

The Banality of Police Militarization: How Champaign-Urbana Acquired Its MRAP

Irreversible Damage Seen From Climate Change in UN Leak

Eugene Robinson | For Black Youth in America, No "Mistakes" Allowed
-- Eugene Robinson on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Scott Brown Flips on Climate Change: "No," It's Not Scientifically Proven

Paul Krugman | Bad Decisions Yield Grim Results in Europe

A Hardy Welcome: Wyoming's US Senate Challenger Rages Against the Money Machine

US Court Overturns Law Limiting GMO Crops on Hawaiian island

New York Times Says Michael Brown Was "No Angel." Twitter: No One Is.

Industry Lobby Tries to Block Bill That Would Protect US Waters From Plastic Microbeads

Student Debt Threatens the Safety Net for Elderly Americans

A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild

A Lopsided War of Attrition: Fighting in Gaza Hits Day 50
Without a truce, the war could drag on for weeks.

About 620,000 Military Families Rely on Food Pantries to Meet Basic Needs

When Journalists Go Missing
James Foley’s execution by ISIS prompts the question of whether there is any good way to respond to ransom demands.

This Is How Police Treated Residents of the Apartment Complex Where Michael Brown Was Killed

Russians Invading, Says Ukraine Leader; Tanks Reported Crossing Border

Elizabeth Warren Faces Angry Questions About Gaza at Town Hall

Charles P. Pierce | It Is Never About Race: A Continuing Series

Caught on Tape: What Mitch McConnell Complained About to a Roomful of Billionaires
At a secret meeting of elite donors convened by the Koch brothers, McConnell laid out his plan for shrinking the federal government and whined about having to vote on minimum wage bills.

Conservative Poll: Women Think the GOP Is "Intolerant"

Chevron: Global Bandit, Local Bully
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

"Severe...Pervasive...Irreversible": IPCC's Devastating Climate Change Conclusions

Environmentalists Split over Green Group's Fracking Industry Ties

Outlines of the Gaza Truce: Immediate Steps and Future Talks

Judge Decriminalizes Polygamy in Utah

"Citizen Lawmakers" in the Philippines Are Organizing a Campaign to Do What Politicians Won't: Abolish Pork Barrel Spending

Beyond the Border: Lawman’s Burden
A south Texas sheriff's department with dwindling resources struggles to cope with a growing immigration crisis.

Ukraine Fears Russian Invasion Is Now Underway

Local Deal to Sell Market Basket to Arthur T. Demoulas Has Been Reached

WTF: In 30 states, a child can still legally own a rifle or shotgun

VA touts progress on suicides; data tell another story

VA watchdog confirms patients died after receiving poor care, not delayed care.

David Sirota | Journalists on the Government's Blacklist
-- David Sirota on BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism

Robert Reich | Back to School, and to Widening Inequality

SEIU Wins Election to Represent Minnesota Home Care Workers

Companies Say ‘No Way’ to ‘Say on Pay’
Examining the companies that have repeatedly failed Say-on-Pay shareholder votes on their executives' pay packages, and what they have in common.

Rastafarian Teenager Suspended from Louisiana School Indefinitely for Having Dreadlocks
Now the ACLU is defending the student's religious right to his hairstyle.

Even Victims in the Dark About Parole Board's Gun-Rights Process

The Sorry State of Bank Apologies
Securing admissions of wrongdoing is a step in the right direction, but there's much work to be done to hold giant corporations accountable for their misdeeds.

California's 1-Percenters Are Flush With Water as the Rest of the State Remains Parched

21 Reasons Why White People Should Care About What Happens in Ferguson

Executive Excess 2014: The Obamacare Prescription for Bloated CEO Pay
This 21st annual report reveals hefty taxpayer savings from a little-known Affordable Care Act executive compensation reform.

Bill O'Reilly Uses His 'Asian Privilege' Argument as an Excuse to Attack African American Leadership

It’s not just the South and Fox News: Liberals have a white privilege problem too

Reflecting on Ferguson: When the Cops' Safety Is "Number One"

How cops get away with it: Why the government can read your emails, but not count shooting deaths

Shaking Down the Elderly for Student Debt Should Not Be Allowed
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

A nine year-old girl in the US has killed her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use a high-powered submachine gun.

Georgia: East Point Police Fired Taser at Handcuffed Man 13 Times Before Death

Scientists Go Beyond Science to Explain Their Climate Terror

Ukraine Says Russian Forces Lead Major New Offensive in East

Energy companies in Texas are setting money on fire
How can natural gas be a "bridge fuel" if its low price means drillers would rather burn it than sell it? Here's an illustrative case.

How Did Racist Right-Wing Fantasy Presented as Truth Come to Top the New York Times Bestseller List?

North Dakota Universities Crumble as Oil Cash Pours In

The Unprecedented Failure to Regulate Citigroup Continues

How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California’s New Phone Kill-Switch Law

Research: Marching in Sync May Increase Aggression

Kauai’s on-again, off-again GMO regulations are off again

With This Decade's Climate Policy, Expect More Warming Than if Nothing Was Done at All

Crist, Scott coast to primary wins in Sunshine State

A Jim Crow Inheritance
The sight of Michael Brown’s body, sprawled on the street for hours, recalls the memory of America’s history of lynchings.

The Time for Burning Coal Has Passed

The False Narrative of Calm in Ferguson

L.A.'s Minimum Wage to Increase to $13.25 an Hour Under Mayor Garcetti's Plan

"I Question America" - Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer's Famous Speech 50 Years Ago

Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

Auto Mileage Reports Should Reflect Reality

Landmark US court rulings see animal legally considered victims of crime

Knoxville, Tenn., cop fired immediately after photos show brutal choking of student

Employers' Opposition to Birth Control Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

A 22-year-old Australian Aboriginal woman who died in jail after twice seeking medical attention from authorities who deemed her healthy, was imprisoned over unpaid fines totalling just $1000.

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria closes all schools until October

Horrible: Michael Brown's Mom Laid Flowers Where He Was Shot - and Police Crushed Them
New details emerge about callous tactics that fueled anger in Ferguson.

On California coast, biotoxins cause deadly sea lion seizures, seafood scare
An outbreak of algae-produced biotoxins that attack animals' brains also poses a grave risk to humans.

Former CEO Calls Executive Pay ‘Extreme,’ Says Own Pay Was ‘Ludicrous’

Off-duty Texas cop cleared in fatal shooting of teen he suspected of drug use

Obama pressed to expand deportation program for millions

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

Burger King's Big Whopper: It Will Incorporate in Canada to Evade US Taxes
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Fukushima disaster bill more than $105 billion, double earlier estimate - study

"I’m From Ferguson and I’m Tired and Fed-Up"

Midwestern Wheat Left Rotting as Oil Trains Roll By
Oil boom in North Dakota is delaying massive grain shipments, farmers say

A Carbon Tax Is Absolutely Essential

Boehner Reportedly Profited From a Corporate Inversion Deal

Glenn Greenwald | The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria

There Are No Angels — What The New York Times Won’t Tell You

Six Numbers That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Busted Priorities in the US

McDonnell Living With Priest Who Pleaded Guilty to Sex Crime

Charles P. Pierce | This One May Be Worse Than Ferguson

Women’s Rights and Climate Change: What’s the Connection?

French Government Dissolved Amid Internal Feud

Crowdfunding to Help French Daily Newspaper Turns Into a Co-Operative

Israel, Hamas Accept Gaza War Cease-Fire

Europe Is Burning Our Forests for "Renewable" Energy. Wait, What?
The European Union decided that burning wood to generate electricity was good for the climate. WRONG.

LAPD Refusal to Release Information on In-Custody Deaths Feeds Community Mistrust

Ferguson's Kids Go Back to School
What happens to children in a city rocked by weeks of unrest?

The Gaza War Map

Bernie Sanders Gears Up for White House Bid

The Fall and Rise of Investigative Journalism: From Asia to Africa, Muckrakers Have Corrupt Officials and Cronies on the Run

GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Follies Continue

Massachusetts Governor, Attorney General Sued for Civil Rights Atrocities

Federal Judge Invalidates Kauai’s Anti-GMO Law

Obama, Iraq, and the Coming War-Powers Fight With Congress

Healing Hemp

Bombers Return to Baghdad; 212 Killed, 184 Wounded

Attorney: New Audio Reveals Pause in Gunfire When Michael Brown Shot

Texas Judge Warns Rick Perry Not to Threaten Grand Jury

Just Inhale? The Democrats Could Be Helped by the Legalization Movement but Remain Largely Silent

Arizona Girl Accidentally Shoots Her Shooting Instructor in the Head

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