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The Rise of the Bankster Landlord

NYPD Internal Memo Says Chokehold Victim Was Not 'in Great Distress'

Right-Wing Defender of Israel's Gaza Attack Makes Same Argument as Osama bin Laden
New WSJ piece argues that dying Gazans are not truly innocent civilians. Its argument will sound eerily familiar.

Not The Onion: Israeli Ambassador to US Says IDF "Should Be Given a Nobel Peace Prize"

The GOP's real shame on the border: ignoring an industry that makes billions off immigrants to give to politicians

How Anonymous Cops Online Are Reacting to the Death of Eric Garner

Israel may have committed war crimes during Gaza offensive, UN says

Making Sense of Gaza: An Interview With Ilan Pappé

Oil and gas drilling damaged PA water supplies over 200 times in the past 6 years

Can Private 'Corporate Courts' Override Our Laws?
Scholars Speak Out Against Troubling 'Corporate Courts' (ISDS) in TTIP

Neil deGrasse Tyson: “I don’t know what kind of democracy that is, if you’re gonna cherry-pick … science because it conflicts with your philosophy”
Neil deGrasse Tyson takes on climate deniers, challenges scientists to speak up before it's too late.

They Came To America For Freedom And Opportunity, But Ended Up Trapped In Their Own Home

Japan's secrecy law seen as draconian
Critics claim a vaguely worded secrecy law gives the Japanese government sweeping powers.

The End Game of Shutting Off Residential Water in Detroit Is a Likely Privatization Attempt
Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

How an activist journalist’s commitment to a poor Chicago community led to a big FOIA win
After a years-long fight, city agrees that records of police misconduct complaints will be public.

Obama administration to unveil stricter rules for carrying crude by rail

Taiwan: more than 40 feared dead in TransAsia Airways plane crash

Stigmatized workers quitting Tepco in droves
Stigma, pay cuts and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left Tepco, the utility at the center of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Now there’s an additional factor: better paying jobs in the feel-good solar energy industry.

Ukraine Under Siege by the Religious Right
Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

A Letter From Gaza by a Norwegian Doctor

Want to alleviate poverty? Give cash directly to the poor.
Ending poverty requires figuring out what the poor really need - and letting them make that decision.

US citizens in Yemen accuse American embassy of confiscating passports

Keeping Spies Out: Germany Ratchets Up Counterintelligence Measures

iPhone 'backdoors' can be used for surveillance, warns researcher

David Sirota | Detroit, Other Cash-Strapped US Cities, States Slashing Pension Benefits While Subsidizing Professional Sports Stadiums

Silent Coup: How Enbridge is Quietly Cloning the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Prosecutors Are Reading Emails From Prisoners to Lawyers

700 Syrians killed in two days of conflict

For civilians fleeing in Gaza, escape options are few
"Gaza is unique in the annals of modern warfare in being a conflict zone with a fence around it, so civilians have no place to flee."

''Freedom From Other People's Definitions'': An Interview With Janet Mock

DOJ: Newark Cops Have Pattern of ‘Unconstitutional Policing’
Violations range from stop-and-frisk to use of excessive force.

We are Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve.

Oregon to vote on pot legalization in November

California Voters Afforded Opportunity This November to Weigh-In on "Corporate Personhood"

Elizabeth Warren to help propose Senate bill to tackle part-time schedules

We’re Arresting Poor Mothers for Our Own Failures
Bryce Covert points to the policy failures of welfare reform, which requires parents to work or look for work to receive benefits but hasn't provided for child care, leading to recent high-profile arrests.

How America Finances the Destruction in Gaza - and the Humanitarian Response
The US-subsidized Israeli military wreaks devastation, and a US-funded UN agency deals with the aftermath.

Anti-abortion group harasses Unitarian church during moment of silence for dead member

A US-backed militia runs amok in Afghanistan
Afghan militias have accumulated a lengthy record of human-rights abuses, including murders and rapes.

Two Ukrainian jet fighters shot down in rebel-held area

A call for harmony in riot-hit ‘Little Jerusalem’ Paris suburb

The chilling reason our government wants to erase this man from history
Why a government program called the "Communications Management Unit" is far more unsettling than its name suggests.

Conflicting Federal Court Decisions Leave Obamacare Funding in Uncertainty Until Appeals Are Decided

Obama Administration Flooded with 26,000 Comments Opposing Proposal to Disguise Offshoring of U.S. Manufacturing by Rebranding Firms that Relocate Production as ‘Factoryless Goods’ Manufacturers

World breaks temperature record for June after hottest May

Members Of Congress Take ‘Minimum Wage Challenge’ To Live Off Reduced Budget For A Week

An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind, Said Gandhi, and Israel Is Losing Its Sight in Gaza
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Palestinian Journalist Believes MSNBC Has Canceled Her Appearances Because She Accused Network of Israeli Bias

Reuters: "Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado."

Evangelical Group Aims to Convert Children as Young as Five at Portland Parks and Pools

True Blood's Ted Cruz Fundraiser At Bush Library Driving Wingnuts Crazy

Eight key questions for whether Republicans take back the Senate

The U.N. Security Council Calls for an Immediate Cease-Fire in Gaza: More Than 500 Palestinians Dead; 20 Israelis

Detroit Stops Water Shutoffs -- Temporarily: But This Is a PR Stunt. The Citizen Shutoffs Will Be Back, No Doubt About It, Alas.

California Voters Afforded Opportunity This November to Weigh-in on 'Corporate Personhood'

Halliburton delayed releasing details on fracking chemicals after spill from a drilling site into a tributary of the Ohio River

US Secretary of State John Kerry reached new heights of hypocrisy
Kerry Castigates Putin for Using US Strategy of Training, Arming Rebels.

Study: More Than Half of the People Executed in the United States Have a Severe Mental Illness

Renewables Account for More Than Half of 2014's New US Energy Capacity
Brandon Baker of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Subscribers to new Verizon rewards program must agree to tracking: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests.

Forensic scientist identifies suspicious 'back doors' running on every iOS device

MSNBC Contributor Slams Network for Pro-Israel Coverage: 'We Are Ridiculous!'

Wisconsin prison guards accused of abusing dozens of prisoners
Volume, severity of complaints prompt calls for investigation.

Fighting in Gaza Bad for Mankind, Great for Right-Wing Website

This Chinese company can 3D print 10 houses in a day

The Scopes Monkey Trial 2.0: It’s Not About the Stupid Science-Deniers
Eighty-nine years after a Dayton jury found John Scopes guilty of teaching evolution, the people of this town are still acting out the creationist debate, all in order to put on a show.

Tow Truck Owner Uses Viral Challenge to Help a Homeless Family

Blockade at First Tar Sands Site in US Challenges 'Brazen Disregard for Climate Crisis'
Happening now: Activists target construction at PR Spring tar sands site in Utah.

Airlines, Travel Sites Hand Over Your Full Booking Credit Card, IP Info to Feds, Who Keep It Stored With No Encryption

Rep. Keith Ellison Wants to Make Union Organizing a Civil Right

The FCC Wants to Let Cities Build Their Own Broadband. House Republicans Disagree.

Error: You Have No Payments From Pharma
Doctors checking a soon-to-be-unveiled federal website that will publicly list drug company payments are encountering error messages if they have not accepted industry money.

Megachurches Prove Mega-Influential in GOP Primaries

Proposed Republican Bill Would Treat Contraception Like a Luxury Good

Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Israel’s Gaza Massacres: F-16 Kills 24 Relatives After 72 Die in Shejaiya

Direct Action to Survive in Detroit

Cellphone Video Captures Gaza Civilian Reportedly Shot and Killed by Sniper

Hoax alert: Video showing “Hamas using children as human shields” is from Syria

Four emergency workers on 'modified duty' over NYPD chokehold death

The five biggest threats to human existence
We have a duty to prevent existential threats from becoming reality. Here are some of the greatest facing humanity.

Fracking fight headed for the ballot in Colorado

How a Sudden Flood of Oil Money Has Transformed North Dakota
The clout and swagger of the oil companies in politics has unsettled this traditionally amicable and moderate state of just 725,000 people.

Report: Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots

Netherlands opens war crimes investigation into airliner downing

Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana for Children With Seizures

When the Boss Says, 'Don't Tell Your Coworkers How Much You Get Paid'
"Whether I was working as a barista or a paralegal, the story was the same: My employers wanted me to keep my mouth shut about money."

Detroit suspending water shut-offs for 15 days

Do Not GM My Food!

EPA blocks huge Alaska mine project with environmental restrictions

Extremism across Europe is interconnected

A Convicted Hacker and an Internet Icon Join Forces to Thwart NSA Spying

US Doubles Down on Foreign Military Sales

Requiem for the American Century - Turning 70, Paragraph by Paragraph

Bowing to AIPAC, Senate unanimously passes resolution supporting Israel

Republicans Freak Out at Learning Reagan Decree Protects Lois Lerner

The Strange Relationship Between Global Warming Denial and…Speaking English
Climate denial isn't a worldwide delusion. It's a distinctly Anglophone one.

Hamas Offers Reasonable Truce, Greeted by Deafening Silence

United Airlines' Outsourcing Jobs to Company That Pays Near-Poverty Wages Is Shameful

The US Has More Solar Workers Than Coal Miners

Great Barrier Reef in Worst State Ever Since Records Were Kept

Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League
The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies.

Big Lie: America Doesn't Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World...We're Ranked 27th!

D.C. scraps climate art installation, says it sends the wrong message

Study: Nearly Half of Texas’ Legal Abortion Providers Have Closed Post-HB 2

A Debate on Gaza: Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada vs. J.J. Goldberg of The Jewish Daily Forward (VIDEO)

Even rural America can have good public transportation

Michele Bachmann, please proceed

Paul Krugman | The Specter of Iraq

The Line Between FBI Stings and Entrapment Has Not Blurred; It's Gone

Oil Spill in Amazon Sickens Villagers, Kills Fish
A recent rupture of Peru’s 39-year-old northern crude oil pipeline has terrified Kukama villagers along the Marañón River.

Bernie Sanders | The Cost of War

US poll finds 60 percent of Americans back carbon tax - if used for renewables

Historic Win in Maine's Battle Over Tar Sands
Nicole D'Alessandro From EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

Why Anti-Obamacare Ads Actually Increased Obamacare Enrollment

Ethiopia Becomes China’s China in Global Search for Cheap Labor
Chinese shoe factory in Ethiopia pays about $40 a month - one tenth of level in China

Air Force launching satellites to spy on other satellites

Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried to Lift the Veil

California and Texas, Pioneers in the Mainstreaming of Renewable Energy

Refugees Living a Nightmare in Northern Pakistan

Koch Political Universe Vaster Than Previously Known

Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus
Ebola kills up to 90 percent of those infected and there is no cure or vaccine.

Meanwhile in Russia, Putin passes law against protests

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has found serious problems in Deutsche Bank's U.S. operations, including shoddy financial reporting, weak technology and inadequate auditing and oversight.

An American Horror Story
The details of one of the more gruesome recent everyday mass gun murders invite us to consider gun control and gun possession from a new perspective. Would our society be better off without guns?

Border Patrol agents hold Iowa Boy Scouts at gunpoint for taking a picture of them

Thirsting for Democracy in Detroit: Activists Resist Water Service Shutoffs, Wall Street and Privatization

There's a Man in Missouri Serving Life Without Parole for 7 Pounds of Marijuana. He's Been in Prison 21 Years. Now, People Are Trying to Start an Ad Campaign to Get Him Out.

US Provides Israel the Weapons Used on Gaza

Deep in the Tell-Tale Heart of the Texas GOP

Silicon Valley's gig economy is not the future of work - it's driving down wages

George Will's Column About the Supreme Court's Decision on Union Fees Misleads Readers

Why a Jury’s Historic $3 Million Award to a Family Sickened by Fracking May Never Be Paid

Brooklyn Bridge White Flag Mystery Deepens: Cops Don't Know Who Did It

Minutemen militia plans ‘Operation Normandy’ with 3,500 volunteers on the border next year

Distorted Reality in Detroit
The right-wing forces in our country have long been thinking about how bankruptcy can be used to attack pensions, privatize services, and destroy the political power of cities.

Will Comcast Rule Us All?

Hedge Fund Avoided $6 Billion in Taxes in Bogus Scheme With Banks

Car Loans Could Be the Next Subprime Crisis.

Court Strikes Down Some Federal Obamacare Subsidies

Powering Villages With Solar Instead of Dirty Fossil Fuels

FAA bans U.S.-Israel flights, citing rocket attack

Is Netenyahu's State of Siege and Collective Punishment of Gaza Reinforcing Support for Hamas? Looks That Way.

Jon Stewart Takes on His Right to Criticize Some Israeli Policies

Twenty Million Americans Get Insurance Under Obamacare, Report Says

Existing home sales hit fastest pace since Oct.

Appalling US Domestic Gun Devastation: This Is the Toll Chicago’s Gun Violence Has Taken on the City’s Kids

Thousands of Palestinian Businesses on West Bank and in Israel Strike Against Killings in Gaza

Support for a College Student Grows After a Rape Complaint Is Dismissed

Emails Reveal Feds and Rail Companies Pressured States to Keep Oil-by-Rail Information Secret

Why more companies want pensions off their books

NYPD Unreformed
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has done little to make good on campaign promises to reform a police department that had come to be seen by many as running off the rails.

Editorial Position of the New York Times: Thumbs Up for Gaza Slaughter

Pretending It’s Not Rape: The Politics of a Violation and a Community That Covered It Up
Ariel Zepeda for BuzzFlash at Truthout, With an Introduction by Rebecca Solnit

Johns Hopkins agrees to $190 million settlement over patients being secretly videotaped

China shuts meat factory supplying expired meat to McDonald's, KFC

Wind Turbine Manufacturer Hiring 800 People in Colorado as Orders Pile Up

Border surge could be windfall for Senate candidate's air charter firm

UN: Palestinian children tortured, used as human shields by Israel

US court says warrant for access to all content of email account is justified

HUMOR: Bible Stories for Newly Formed and Young Corporations

Chilling Map Shows Boston With a 7.5-Foot Coastal Flood

'Silence Is Consent': Thousands Worldwide March for Gaza

Senate Bill Would Hold Corporate Executives Criminally Accountable for Not Disclosing Lethal Product Defects
Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Bad Boss Tax
Workers at Target, Walmart and McDonald’s need food stamps to survive. Should the companies be taxed accordingly?

The Limits of the Law in Insider Trading

Four years have passed since Congress passed a reform law aimed at limiting the fallout of another Wall Street collapse. Only half of the intended rules are in place.

Meet the Online Tracking Device That Is Virtually Impossible to Block

California Couple Tries to Conserve Water, Ends Up Facing $500 Fine for Brown Lawn

Paul Krugman | The Fiscal Fizzle: An Imaginary Budget and Debt Crisis

Israeli Peace Demo Violently Disrupted, Dozens Injured as Counter-Protesters Yell "Death to Arabs"

With 92% of Coal Ash Still Coating North Carolina River Bed, Duke Energy Declares Cleanup Complete

"Blood on American Hands": Richard Falk on Palestine

Obama Signs Executive Order on LGBT Job Discrimination

Iraq whitewash? Swathes of UK public inquiry findings suppressed

"Indiscriminate" Bombing in Gaza Pushes Death Toll Beyond 500

Dahr Jamail | The Brink of Mass Extinction

Reports: Texas Gov. Perry to Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen to Border

Rise of the Christian left: Why the religious right’s moment may be ending

Inside the AIDS Conference Reeling From Losses Aboard MH17
"It just seems unfair, but it's a community that's used to dealing with things that are unfair."

Black Southern Voters Poised to Play a Historic Role

2020 war room: Inside the secret plan to beat GOP gerrymandering

Have Some Fish With Your Plastic
If you eat fish then you are eating plastic. That's what an eminent international team of scientists concluded earlier this month.

US Empire Reaches Breaking Point - Time to End It

Idaho Nurse’s Lawsuit Against Bulk Collection of Phone Records Gains Supporters

MH17: Dutch experts arrive at crash scene as heavy fighting breaks out
Investigators say train being loaded with bodies will soon be moved as Ukraine launches offensive near Donetsk station.

Is a Meth House Coming to Your Neighborhood Soon?
How public attitudes, big pharma and medical insurers contribute to the continuing rise of meth labs.

Five Innocuous Activities That Can Get You Put in the Government's Anti-Terrorism Database

Marissa Alexander denied Stand Your Ground hearing

Luxury Apartment Building Will Have Separate Door for Poor Residents

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