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Baltimore’s Violent Protesters Are Right: Smashing Police Cars Is a Legitimate Political Strategy
It's crucial to see non-violence as a tactic, not a philosophy. If it fails to win people over it's a futile tactic

Nonviolence as Compliance
Officials calling for calm can offer no rational justification for Gray's death, and so they appeal for order.

Maddowblog: George W. Bush Unironically Warns of Middle East "Chaos"

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage
The justices’ session on Tuesday is the last public step before a decision, expected in June, on whether there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

The White House Fires Back at George W. Bush

The Earthquake Nepal Saw Coming
Political gridlock and substandard infrastructure left the country particularly vulnerable to devastation.

Black Women Aren’t Just Secondary Casualties of Aggressive Policing

Where Black Lives Don’t Matter: Serial Murder and Silence in South L.A.

Lenin's Body Improves with Age
Russian scientists have developed experimental embalming methods to maintain the look, feel and flexibility of the Soviet Union's founder’s body, which is 145 years old today.

Israel indicts three soldiers for alleged crimes during Gaza war

How Anyone Who Works At An Abortion Clinic Becomes A Target For Violence And Harassment

Before And After: Earthquake Destroys Kathmandu’s Centuries-Old Landmarks

"Squatters in Our Own Cities": The Displacement of Sri Lanka's Populations

Dahr Jamail | Experts Warn of "Cataclysmic" Changes as Planetary Temperatures Rise

"Dr. Evil" Turns Out to Be "Dr. Silly"
-- Jim Hightower for BuzzFlash at Truthout

4 Natural Remedies for Treating Eczema

‘Explosive’ Wildfires Are Already Out Of Control Months Before Fire Season

Minnesota Lawmakers Vote Down Clinic Inspections Amendment

The Virtual Candidate
Elizabeth Warren isn’t running, but she’s Hillary Clinton’s biggest Democratic threat.

Hawaii Wants To Be The First State To Run Completely On Renewable Energy

Anti-Drug Senator’s Office Manager Arrested For Importing Meth And “Date Rape” Drug From China

Corinthian Colleges to shut down all 28 campuses

Western drought steals clean energy along with fresh water at power plants

Death toll rises to 3,800 in Nepal earthquake

Million Moms March, May 9th: Praying with our Feet

Former Rep. Allyson Schwartz's new group, The Better Medicare Alliance, is not what it appears

New Mexico leaders push for high-level nuclear waste

The Rich Are Not Entitled to Bankrupt the United States
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Same-sex marriage: US supreme court has few choices but to 'end the debate'
Historic arguments will force justices to signal support for nationwide constitutional right, legal experts say, as continuing support of marriage bans would be ‘reckless and irresponsible.’

As protests and arrests mount, Baltimore police concede errors in Freddie Gray case

What are Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee doing in the vile “documentary” “Light Wins”?
"Light Wins" is 2015's most bigoted, dishonest and disgusting film. Doesn't matter to two GOP presidential hopefuls.

The state still controls women's bodies. Especially brown and black ones
Minorities experience higher levels of discrimination when it comes to accessing reproductive healthcare. Yet their stories are absent from the mainstream.

Glenn Greenwald | The Key War on Terror Propaganda Tool: Only Western Victims Are Acknowledged

Video from 2013 shows biking man shot four times in the back by Florida police

Now Is the Time for the Progressive Movement to Win

Lenin's Body Improves With Age
Russian scientists have developed experimental embalming methods to maintain the look, feel and flexibility of the Soviet Union's founder’s body, which is 145 years old today.

Dallas Cops Killed A Man Within Seconds Of Arriving At His Door. They Won’t Face Criminal Charges.

For-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc. will close down more than two-dozen remaining schools

The Glyphosate Saga and "Independent Scientific Advice," According to Germany, the UK and France

Social Media Becomes a Lifeline in the Nepal Earthquake Aftermath

Police Cadet Turns in Cop for Turning Body Cam Off Just Before Pummeling His Victim

White Judge sentences Black man with IQ of 69 to 15 years for biting a federal marshal’s finger.

The Human Cost of Xenophobia
The human cost of intolerance towards African immigrants and refugees is too high.

US Threatens to Cut Aid to El Salvador for Backing Venezuela

'Freddie Gray was me': frustration with police simmers after death in Baltimore
Death of Freddie Gray has become a lightning rod for the frustrations those in Baltimore feel towards police force routinely accused of brutality and racial bias.

Food Stamps Are Worth Double at These Michigan Farmers Markets - Helping Families and Local Businesses

Former Guantanamo detainees keep up protest in Uruguay

Vermont Activists Battle Democratic Governor for Single-Payer Health Care

Declassified: Report on NSA surveillance flares up battle for privacy

How Raising The Minimum Wage To $15 Changed These Workers' Lives

Drug companies aren’t telling you the whole truth
Only some of drug studies—the positive ones—ever have a good chance of being published. But why?

Arctic Council adopts framework to reduce 'black carbon,' methane

To Defend the Environment, Support Social Movements Like Berta Caceres and COPINH

Like shale oil, solar power is shaking up global energy

Kidnapped at the Border: As unauthorized crossings have grown increasingly perilous, migrant abduction has become a lucrative business.

Cities and States Pay Massive Secret Fees to Wall Street

Why Does Money Flow Freely Across Borders but Refugees Die Trying?
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

If Privatizing Education Aggravates Inequality, Why Does the World Bank Support It?

Eleven Stunning Images Highlight Double-Standard of Reaction to Riots Like Baltimore

Orioles Executive On Baltimore Unrest: It's Inequality, Stupid

The Rise of Privatized Policing in the US: How Crisis Capitalism Created Crisis Cops

Prison for South Carolina Cops Who Tasered Mentally Disabled Woman Eight Times

Shell Oil Should Not Be Allowed to Slow Down Renewables in Europe
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Nepal earthquake: fears grow for remote villages as over 4,000 confirmed dead

Why the 99 Percent Keeps Losing

Same-sex marriage snarling GOP hopefuls

George W. Bush acknowledges family name will hurt Jeb's 2016 campaign

Sarah Hyland’s Unwavering Courage

Obama & TPP – Every One That Doeth Evil Hateth the Light

Las Vegas Man Epically Punks Conservative Media

Dean Baker | The Battle Over the Trans-Pacific Partnership and "Fast Track" Gets Hot

Drone operator considered dropping radioactive sand on US facility in Tokyo

The Recession Isn't Over For Many Families

Orioles COO John Angelos offers eye-opening perspective on Baltimore protests

Congress and White House Move on Energy Efficiency and Infrastructure Investment

Opposition to Paid Sick Leave Could Be Softening as Sen. Murray Pressures GOP

Paul Volcker Invests in Foreign Banks as He Lectures on U.S. Bank Reform

Settlement Won’t Even Cover Medical Bills for Baby Whose Face was Blown Apart by Police Grenade

On Fast Track: Obama’s Scorn Forces Hillary Clinton’s Hand

Chipotle to Stop Serving Genetically Altered Food

Six PEN Members Decline Gala After Award for Charlie Hebdo

Chinese energy figures suggest much slower growth than advertised

Putin Does Not Twerk: Women Jailed For Twerking In Russia

Cameras reveal the secret lives of Chernobyl's wildlife

Plastics Choking Animals Targeted in G-7 Clean-Ocean Push

This is how we can talk about diversity: Race, college and a real path forward
We live in a neo-diverse nation, and there is much work to do to achieve mutual respect. Here's how we start

How schools kill creativity: Forget standardized tests, here’s how we really engage our kids

Colorado theater massacre trial begins

Jerusalem teen killed by Israeli forces in “cold blood,” family says

Ghost-like images haunt New York display by Palestinian artists

New York Airport Workers Strike, Telling Management "Poverty Wages Don't Fly"

Five Ways It's Become a Crime to Be Poor in the US, Punishable by Further Impoverishment
New report details perverse policies that are driving more people into hopeless, inescapable poverty.

Suicide on the Great Sioux Nation

George W. Bush acknowledges family name will hurt Jeb's 2016 campaign

US government’s refusal to discuss drone attacks comes under fire

Children suffering from mental health conditions put in prison cells for want of suitable hospital beds in the UK

Sergeant Lies Under Oath, Video Contradicts His Statement that Suspect with Ruptured Spleen Repeatedly Refused Medical Attention for Hours

PETA's Cruel and Unusual Crush
The animal rights group shouldn’t ladle praise on Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a man who cages people for a living.

Mr. President: The More You Attack Us, The More We'll Fight Back

Scary GOP plan slashes transportation funding, ignores the 61,000 structurally deficient bridges

Death toll in Nepal quake exceeds 2,200

Crisis, Opportunity and Climate Austerity in Drought-Stricken California

Spying Close to Home: German Intelligence Under Fire for NSA Cooperation

Federal appeals court dismisses lawsuit in Border Patrol shooting of Juárez teen
Border Patrol agent shot and killed a Juárez teen in 2010.

Meet The Couples Fighting To Make Marriage Equality The Law Of The Land

'It's Impossible To Forget': Descendants Of Armenian Genocide Want Legacy Of Those Killed To Live On

Black Lives Matter, Wage Slaves, Labor and Brunch

The Next Tech Boom Is Taking Place Behind Bars

Bobby Jindal just splintered the GOP: The unholy alliance between Fox News and the 1 percent can no longer stand

Memories of Galeano's Fire: My Afternoon With the Late Uruguayan Writer

Why California’s Biggest Water Users Are Kept Secret

Here's what happens when John Oliver hosts a 'Monty Python' panel

The New Yorker: Five Questions for Hillary Clinton

Eric Holder Exits Without Bringing Libor or Foreign Exchange Charges Against Citigroup or JPMorgan

Long Beach Police Critically Shoot Young Man for Graffiti and Trespassing

US Maps Pinpoint Earthquakes Linked to Fracking