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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

COP21: Too Little, Too Late? Temperature, CO2 Thresholds Breached as Climate Disruption Intensifies

Dallas Mayor Says He’s More Fearful Of Armed White Men Than Syrian Refugees

The Climate Change Pledges Are In. Will They Fix Anything?

Northwestern holds vigil for Trans Day of Remembrance

Four theories why Donald Trump’s many falsehoods aren’t hurting him

The Post-Paris War on Encryption Is an Opportunistic Attack on Our Civil Liberties

Russia's Putin in Iran for talks set to focus on Syria

World’s Northern White Rhino Population Down to 3 After Death at San Diego Zoo

"The Feminist Utopia Project": Figuring Out the Futures We Want to Build

Prince Charles Agrees With Bernie Sanders: Climate Change a Root Cause of Syrian War
-- Cole Mellino for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Anti-Muslim Is Anti-American

On hunger strike in the heart of Texas

Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam still on run after Belgian police raids
Twenty-one arrested but key target remains at large as Brussels continues lockdown, with schools and metro closed.

Pfizer and Allergan to merge in $160-billion pharmaceutical deal that spotlights tax inversions

New tests provide glimmer of hope for Dungeness crab season

Former Drone Operators Say They Were “Horrified” By Cruelty of Assassination Program

US anthropologists back Israel boycott in landslide vote

First EPA chief accuses Republicans of ignoring science for political gain
William Ruckelshaus, who this week will receive the presidential medal of freedom, says candidates are harming US’s reputation ahead of Paris climate talks.

Saudi Arabia Sentences Poet To Death For Being An Atheist and Insulting The Country

High price tag for water contamination at missile sites

School dropout rate rising as drought boosts hunger in Zimbabwe

Belgians respond to Brussels terror alert by flooding Twitter with cat pics

Almost a Century Ago, another Democratic Socialist Ran for President of the United States—from His Prison Cell

The United States Didn’t Just Help Topple Allende—We Trained the Economists, Too
A new documentary, Chicago Boys, looks at the Chilean economists who brought neoliberalism from the halls of Chicago to the policies of Latin America.

Mining in Decline: An Opportunity for the Peoples

Resisting the House Un-American Activities Committee - A Grassroots Success Story

Ordeals of Whistleblowers in a "Democracy"

The Barriers to Understanding the Refugee Crisis in Europe
The contrasts between the lives of Europeans and the lives of refugees.

How terror in Paris calls for revising US Syria policy

Economic radicalism is the only answer: The most practical way to fix our broken economy

Pendulum swings from privacy to security
Paris attacks appear to have tilted the balance toward security and away from privacy, reviving legislation that would expand Europe's surveillance capabilities.

Video sees Greek coastguard accused of deliberately trying to sink refugee boats

Canadian regulator halts TransCanada pipeline construction following spills

EPA Finding on Fracking's Water Pollution Disputed by Its Own Scientists

The Koch intelligence agency
As the billionaires' network works to reshape US politics, it keeps a close eye on the left.

Oil and natural gas boosters to merge into energy lobbying behemoth

Louisiana Just Voted to Give a Quarter of a Million People Health Care

Dozens of House Democrats are pushing to end the federal ban on gun violence research

Rejecting Campus Consensus, MIT Cozies Up to Fossil Fuels

Lax Regulatory Enforcement Leaves Thousands at Risk of Lead Poisoning in California

Ralph Nader | The One Question Reporters Never Ask Candidates

Clinton Sheds Progressive Façade With Bold Rightward Lurch
From her call for a major air and ground war against ISIS to her attack on single-payer, Clinton appears to be sprinting full-speed to the right.

How Europe's Good Environmental Intentions Are Inadvertently Destroying US Forests

Coal Mining Rejected for Climate Risks Is Back on the Table in Colorado

UN Council Approves French Resolution for 'All Necessary Measures' Against ISIS

“It’s unacceptable to give religious privilege only to those who believe in the supernatural”: The Satanic Temple challenges the religious right

West Virginia mine explosion trial showcases challenge of jailing a CEO
The jury in the trial of Don Blankenship, former chief executive of Massey Energy, appears to be having as much trouble with the question of his accountability as regulators have had with financial bosses.

Massachusetts' Rejection of Common Core Test Signals Shift in US

Armed protesters set up outside Islamic Center of Irving, Texas

University of Texas Professor Compares Palestinian Activists to Terrorists After Tense Protest

Shouldn't Social Security Recipients Get a CEO-Sized Raise?

You No Longer Have Your Constitutional Right to Civil Jury Trial

Infographic Shows How We Have Ruined Our Oceans - and Ourselves as a Result

Mysterious pro-Mitch McConnell group bankrolled by megadonors

EPA: North Carolina risking federal takeover of environmental regulation

The French military has seen a surge in applications after the Paris attacks

Five years into austerity, Britain prepares for more cuts

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'

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

Trump retweets fake, racially charged crime data from non-existent group

Pew: White Christians no longer a majority

Carson incorrectly says Jefferson crafted Constitution

Syria refugee fight emerges as government shutdown threat

Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Spreads To Six States

Gov. Cuomo to Order Large Increase in Renewable Energy in New York by 2030

Fired Benghazi Committee Staffer Sues Trey Gowdy For Defamation

Twitter Reacts To David Brooks' Article: 'My $120,000 Vacation'

Stranded migrants sew their mouths shut in protest at Macedonian border

Each piece of garbage has a story. This artist traces it

Hotel chain bans bacon and sausage from breakfast menu

New Report Highlights Growing Number of Aging People in Prison

Texas family struggles to keep health insurance – and survive cancer
PPO plans give patients flexibility to choose almost any doctor or hospital but they are an endangered species on the Affordable Care Act’s 2016 exchanges.

Sanders aide calls Clinton tax plans "Republican-lite"

Republicans think being pro-family means forcing women to have babies
The right to have an abortion is about bodily integrity, equality and, yes, family.

Some Muslims are changing the way they dress to avoid post-Paris hatred

Signs of a Dying Society
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

More Than Half the Trees in the Amazon at Risk of Extinction. Are Your Groceries to Blame?

Scientists say feeding fish soy, not fish, more sustainable; environmentalists not so sure

Is the antibiotic apocalypse nigh?

Sixteen people hospitalised after New Orleans shooting

It’s official—NSA did keep its e-mail metadata program after it “ended” in 2011
The New York Times gets a new NSA doc confirming what some had long suspected.

Spectacles of Black Death and White Impunity
Controversy surrounds the release of a video showing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being gunned down by police. It's time to reflect on the culture of white impunity in the US.

Faith Leaders Urge Gov. Jerry Brown to End Fracking in California

Mexico's Criminal Legal System Is Rotten: Gonzalo Molina, Political Prisoner

Paris terror attacks: France now faces fight against fear and exclusion

Almost a Century Ago, Another Democratic Socialist Ran for President of the United States - From His Prison Cell

Tamir Rice's Family Demands Justice One Year After His Death

Brussels Maintains State of Emergency as European Crackdown Grows

Donald Trump on Black Lives Matter protester: "Maybe he should have been roughed up"

Glenn Greenwald | CNN Punished Its Own Journalist for Fulfilling a Core Duty of Journalism

Clues Emerge in the Fight against a Mysterious Killer of Central American Farmers
Scientists have long struggled to find the cause of a chronic kidney disease that chiefly afflicts farmers, and now suspect strenuous labor and harsh work conditions.

Monsanto Says It's Evaluating Another Takeover Bid for Syngenta

US, Cuba sign first environmental accord since thaw

What It's Like to Be a Syrian Refugee in the US

Who Turned My Blue State Red?
Why poor areas vote for politicians who want to slash the safety net.

US Thirst for Oil Straining International Water Supplies

Openly Gay Imam Creates Online School for LGBTQ-Friendly Islamic Philosophy

These 10 Photos Show the Reality of a Warming Planet

NASA Carbon Map Shows Which Countries Are Polluting the World

Noam Chomsky: The Country Where Journalism Is Being Murdered

Madeleine Albright: Shutting Our Doors to Refugees Is Exactly What ISIS Wants

Why Free Higher Education Can't Wait

Rojava's Democratic, Feminist Revolution a Source of Hope Among Horror
In the Rojava region of Syria, despite the difficulties, people are organizing communes and women's councils.

Scientists Say They've Found the "Missing Link" on Bees and Pesticides

Protesters of Minneapolis police shooting press on in bitter cold

Marco Rubio vows US troops will inflict "humiliating defeats" on ISIS

John Bel Edwards, Democrat, Defeats David Vitter in Louisiana Governor’s Race

What Is Actually Radical About Bernie Sanders' Democratic Socialism Isn't the Socialism

Snowden Leak Reveals Obama Government Ordered NSA, CIA to Spy on Venezuela Oil Firm

Life and Death in a Troubled Teen Boot Camp
A tragic accident exposes the dangers of an out-of-control billion-dollar industry.

ISIS Women and Enforcers in Syria Recount Collaboration, Anguish and Escape

Top Clinton donor and “Koch Brother of Israel” supports profiling and “intense” interrogation of refugees

McConnell leans on 2016ers in bid to save ObamaCare repeal

Creationism isn't just an ideology - it's a weapon of political control

In California, Stingy Water Users Are Fined in Drought, While the Rich Soak