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Parents, Teachers and Students Ask School Districts to Go 100 Percent Renewable Energy
-- Stefanie Spear of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

I Spent the 2015 Blizzard With New York's Homeless People

The 13-year-old boy who grew up in a Georgia prison: Michael Lewis, now 18 years into his sentence

Greek PM: We will no longer submit to the EU
Alexis Tsipras says he wants "viable, mutually beneficial solution" to what he called nation's humanitarian disaster.

Mexico: Investigation Shows That All 43 Students Are Dead

The Super Bowl Windfall Myth
Why media fall for sports industry's bogus economic claims.

A Student Jubilee! Liberate 41 Million Americans From Crushing Loan Debt

This Black Man Was Shot to Death by the Cops After Calling Police for Help

Legalized Bribery: Zephyr Teachout on Sheldon Silver, Corruption and New York Politics

The Nightmare Libertarian Project to Turn This Central American Country Into Ayn Rand's Paradise
And naturally, the US is pushing the efforts along.

Denver police fatally shoot teen girl suspect; officer hit by car

King Salman: Just five days in, Saudi Arabia's new king has already overseen a beheading

The United States' billion-dollar mess: How the Koch brothers are trying to buy a right-wing future
Yes, the Koch brothers' fundraising goal for 2016 is outrageous - but their long-term plans are even more ambitious.

Protesters Disrupt Senate Hearing Over Fast Track for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Judge refuses to dismiss case against Rick Perry

Dominican activists decry mining projects as ‘new form of colonialism’
Threat of mining pollution at Loma Miranda mountain inspires movement calling for area to be designated a national park.

Shell signs $11 billion deal to build petrochemicals plant in Iraq

Lobbyists Got to See Kansas Budget Before Legislators Did

US settles suit over misuse of West Los Angeles veterans campus

China’s Louisiana Purchase: Environmental concerns in ‘Cancer Alley’
Chinese company behind methanol plant in mostly black Louisiana town has come under fire for shirking health laws.

Rent to Own: Wall Street's Latest Housing Trick

Another Republican Governor Agrees to Expand Medicaid

European Counter-Terror Plan Involves Blanket Collection of Passengers’ Data

Mark Morford | Are the Koch brothers the worst humans in the US?

Cuba has an illegal 'internet' that connects thousands of computers

Creationism would be easier to teach in South Dakota classrooms if a bill in the state Senate becomes law.

Climate Forecast: More Southwest Droughts and Australian Floods

'Friendship Nine': Convictions Overturned for Famed Civil Rights Protesters

Subprime Bonds Are Back With Different Name Seven Years After US Crisis

Super Bowl Champions Say the NFL Needs to Rethink Marijuana

Insurance Industry Adjusts to Earthquake Risk Caused by Fracking

Palestinian girl, 14, in Israel prison for throwing rocks

US Drone Killed 12-Year-Old Student in Yemen

25 Issues to Watch in the Coming DoD Budget

Pentagon documents: Obama to request big defense budget hike
Obama will ask Congress for a hefty, almost 8 percent boost for the Pentagon, including $5.3 billion to equip and train Iraqi soldiers and moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants in the Middle East.

Alabama’s First Gay Legislator Declares That She Will “Out” Adulterous Colleagues Who Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

Our privacy is for sale, but what’s the price tag?
On data protection and privacy day, it’s worth remembering that politicians are all too willing to trade in our personal information.

Native Leaders Are Being Killed in the Amazon Because They Want the Right to Live

Something Really, Really Terrible Is About to Happen to Our Coral

How Bernie Sanders, in New Role, Could Make Wall Streeters Very, Very Unhappy
The iconoclast from Vermont plans to use his place as opposition leader on the Senate Budget Committee in a whole new way.

Dust From Factory Farms Carries Drugs, Poop Bacteria and Antibiotic-Resistant Genes Far and Wide

Blood on Their Hands: The Racist History of Police Unions
Attorney Flint Taylor gives an analysis of police unions playing a major role in defending cops throughout the last few decades.

Lobbying tapered off in 2014 amid congressional gridlock
K Street outlays topped $3 billion last year, with heavy spending by oil, insurance and tech industries.

Bowe Bergdahl to Be Charged With Desertion

Obama's Oil Complex

Report Shows How Fracking Industry’s Failure to Follow Regulations Impacts Human Health

Wyoming Is the Latest State to Consider Bringing Back Firing Squads

A Staggeringly Lopsided Economic Recovery

We Can Solve Climate Change, but it Won’t Be Cheap or Easy

Evidence Grows Showing Wall Street as a Negative Economic Force

New Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Appoints Radical Economist to New Government
The post of economics minister – chief negotiator with the country’s international creditors – is going to an economist who has described austerity programs as “fiscal waterboarding”.

KFC’s Hot Dog in a Fried Chicken Bun Is Here to Kill You Swiftly

BPA Exposure Linked to Changes in Stem Cells, Lower Sperm Production

Netanyahu to American Jews: Get Lost
By accepting Speaker Boehner's invitation to address Congress, the Israeli leader has chosen to side with political forces opposed by many US Jews.

White House Backs Plan to Allow Atlantic Oil Drilling

Obama Challenges India on Women's Rights and Religious Tolerance

Arizona Court Vacates Monica Jones' Prostitution Conviction

The Grand Strategy to Cast Off the Corporate State

Robert Reich | The New Compassionate Conservatism and Trickle-Down Economics

Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling convicted of nine counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and other related charges in leak case

China’s Louisiana Purchase: Who’s building a methanol plant on the bayou?
Al Jazeera investigates ties between Louisiana and the Chinese government in a proposed $1.85 billion methanol plant.

New Film on Jordan Davis Captures Family's Struggle to Convict White Vigilante (VIDEO)

New York City's Low-Income Renters Are Freezing
The city’s crooked landlords frequently leave tenants without heat, often causing illness and unplanned bills.

Supreme Court rules for employer in retiree benefits fight

17-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead by Three Cops at Texas Police Station

Your Son Is Deceased
Albuquerque has one of the highest rates of fatal shootings by cops, but no officer has been indicted.

The Triumph of the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex
To understand perverse military decision-making, follow the money.

Bangladesh aims to be world’s 'first solar nation'

To Avenge Mr. Merlin, CIA Exposed Mrs. Merlin

Scott Walker's Freudian Slip

Let's See Who Can Justify This Police Behavior

Still No Solution to Storage of High-Level Radioactive Nuclear Waste

In Case You Missed It: Three States Have Proposed 20-Week Abortion Bans in First Weeks of 2015

El Salvador: Pardon Granted for One of 17 Women Jailed for Miscarriage, Accused of Homicide

Commodity boom extracting increasingly heavy toll on Amazon forests
Falling prices and rising debt are driving some Latin American leaders to relax legislation aimed at protecting the environment.

The Ghastly, Remotely Piloted, Robotic Reaper Drone

Seven States That Are Next in Line to Legalize Marijuana

After Spending More Than Half His Life Behind Bars, Innocent North Carolina Man Now Free

Africa's quiet solar revolution
The continent skipped land lines for mobile phones. Now a new generation of start-ups is trying to bring sun power to rural Africa - and leapfrog the fossil fuel era.

Know What's Killing More People in Nigeria Than Boko Haram? Lack of Drinking Water

The war on leaks has gone way too far when journalists' emails are under surveillance

Mass surveillance is fundamental threat to human rights, says European report

People can be induced to remember crimes they never committed
Implanting a false memory of committing a crime is easier than you think.

Verizon’s Mobile ‘Supercookies’ Seen as Threat to Privacy

Chemical Industry and Republican Lawmakers Succeed in Stalling EPA Chemical Regulation Process

'It was cold, very cold': migrant children endure border patrol 'ice boxes'

Tsipras sworn in as new Greek prime minister

Ex-FBI Official: 'We Left Our Most Important Prisoners to Amateurs'
Former FBI agent Ali Soufan was one of the first to interrogate terror suspects at Guantanamo. He later left the prison and criticized torture methods used by the CIA.

Super Bowl for the Rich: Upper-Class 91, Middle-Class 9
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

“American Sniper’s” biggest lie: Clint Eastwood has a delusional Fox News problem
The insanities and fantasies at the heart of "American Sniper" explain everything about the state of the 2015 GOP.

Solitary Not Yet Over at Rikers, but Advocates Keep Fighting

Counter-terrorism is supposed to let us live without fear; Instead, it's creating more of it
How many ‘terrorism plots’ initiated by FBI informants will the agency interrupt before Congress finally performs some oversight?

Syriza forms government with right-wing Independent Greeks party

Search Warrants Against WikiLeaks Staff: Justice Department, Google and US Media Silence Threaten Press Freedom

The Son of Billy Graham Is a Mean-Spirited, Islamophobic, Hate Opportunist
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Thanks to Congress, these pension plans could severely cut retiree benefits

Global democracy at risk, warns watchdog
Women main targets for repression as levels of brutality under authoritarian regimes hit all-time high, says landmark report.

ACLU asks judge to block attempt to repossess copies of CIA torture report

Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads

Five Facts About Charter Schools You Won't Hear From the 'National School Choice Week' Propaganda Campaign

Where Cellular Networks Don’t Exist, People Are Building Their Own

$5 Million for Co-op Development in Madison, Wisconsin
City government and cooperatives are working together to create opportunities for workers and neighborhoods.

The Mormon Church’s Gay Rights Charade

The Kochs pledge to spend $900 million in 2016. Here’s one thing they’re buying

The GOP's Frightening Plot to Build Laboratories for Plutocracy in States They Control
Right-wing initiatives such as tax cuts and 'right-to-work' legislation are on the table.

The Woman Who Died From the Lethality of Economic Inequality
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Corporate Law’s Original Sin

Ben Carson Says Congress Should Remove Pro-Equality Judges, Which Is Unconstitutional

Georgia Execution of Intellectually Disabled Man Slammed as 'Moral Stain'
Warren Hill was killed Tuesday after the state carried out a four year fight to put him to death, despite constitutional and ethical objections.

Jewish leader gets trapped overnight inside Auschwitz

Faced with a tech tsunami, Motorola fights to preserve cop‑com franchise

The Kochs Will Spend $1 Billion on the 2016 Elections, but Deny It

Demanding Chemical Policy Reform Is a Way to Protect Girls' Health

Two Black Trans Women Have Already Been Murdered in 2015, and It's Not Even Feburary Yet

Republican Champion of Dodd-Frank Changes Goes After Elizabeth Warren

Mad Men: Inside the Men's Rights Movement - and the Army of Misogynists and Trolls It Spawned

Kenya police teargas children in playground

Judge: California Medicaid Backlog Violates Law

Making progress on veterans' suicide prevention bill

Key Hepatitis C Patent Rejected in India, Clearing Way for Generic Treatment Costing a Thousand Times Less Than US Price

Mexico: Ayotzinapa, Emblem of the Twenty-First Century Social Order

Oil Train Spills Hit Record Level in 2014

More Prisoners Were Found Wrongfully Convicted in 2014 Than Ever Before

FBI: Give Me Back My Email to WikiLeaks

The Ocean May Soon Be Home to More Plastic Than Fish

Boehner preparing for legal action against Obama on immigration orders

Syriza's Victory: Hold the Champagne

DHS to Launch Iris and Facial Recognition at the Border

Department of Education Sides Against Students to Feather Its Own Bed in For-Profit Corinthian Colleges Debacle

Tar Sands Pipeline Planned for Dane County Eclipses KXL

Can Bolivia Chart a Sustainable Path Away From Capitalism?

Report: Intervention in civil wars ‘far more likely in oil-rich nations’

Nepal's #SmashChairChallenge Pressures the Constituent Assembly to Draft the Constitution

US Companies Cut More Than 1 Million Jobs a Month. When Did Workers Stop Mattering?

Koch group moves to put brakes on gas-tax hike
The gas tax helps pay for road and bridge work around the country.

The Prosecutor Who Filed Murder Charges Against the Cops Is Becoming a Police Target

Source Code Similarities: Experts Unmask 'Regin' Trojan as NSA Tool

US Spies on Millions of Cars

Koch Network Vows to Spend Nearly $900 Million to Buy Presidency and Congress

If Montana’s Second Devastating Oil Spill Isn’t a Warning to Keystone XL Pipeline Republicans, What Is?
-- Jacqueline Marcus for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Greece’s Warning to the Rest of Europe
A left-wing party has taken control of Greece’s parliament. What happens if the debtors revolt?

Black NYPD Officers Experience Racial Profiling When Off-Duty
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Selma Is a Brilliant, Riveting Film, but Racism Is Still a Powerful Force in the US
-- Steven Jonas for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Domestic Workers in Lebanon Establish Unprecedented Labor Union

Saudi Dictator's Death Shows NYT as Pawn of Power

Louie Gohmert: God Will Punish America for Obama's Tense Relationship With Netanyahu

Cuban Migration Surges on Fear of Policy Change

Natural-Gas Line Explodes in West Virginia

To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients

CIA Officer Is Found Guilty in Leak Tied to Times Reporter

French Version of "The Daily Show" Forces Fox Into a Triple Apology
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Koch-backed network aims to spend nearly $1 billion on 2016 elections

The Obama administration wants to dramatically change how doctors are paid

Government Employee Flies Small Drone Over White House Fence

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Sink the Middle Class

After Syriza's victory: An analysis of the 2015 Greek elections

State of emergency declared in New York and New Jersey as blizzard approaches - live updates

Arab Group Calls on Eastwood, Cooper to Denounce Islamophobic Threats

House cancels votes as blizzard bears down on the Northeast

Washington farmworkers sickened by new pesticides

Library Visit, Then Held at Gunpoint
Charles Blow: At Yale, the Police Detained My Son

"I Was Arrested for Learning a Foreign Language. Today, I Have Some Closure."

Gitmo Commander Sacked After Dead Body Found
The officer running the American naval base in Cuba is gone. And US officials are telling the Associated Press that he’s under investigation in connection with another sailor’s death.

Report: Solar Added 50 Percent More US Jobs than Oil and Gas Drilling and Pipeline Construction in 2014

Four reasons so many Republicans are running in 2016

Too Often, Military Sexual Assault Survivors Must Fight for Disability Benefits

Saudi Dictator's Death Shows New York Times as Pawn of Power
Abdullah, tyrant who beheaded 'sorcerers,' was 'force of moderation'.

The Supreme Court Allowed a Man to Be Executed, Then They Took His Case

Dean Baker | Why Rand Paul Is Wrong About Social Security Disability

How the CIA made Google
Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war and Skynet.

Gulf War illness: A government-issued pill intended to protect troops from nerve agents may have made some troops more vulnerable to a chronic condition marked by headaches, cognitive problems, pain and fatigue, researchers say.

Federal Prison Sentence Begins for Anti-Drone Activist

Forced Disappearances Are Humanitarian Crisis in Mexico

Arctic ice cap slides into the ocean

Divesting ​the United States​ of Ozone-Destroying Energy Sources
-- Walter Brasch for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Is USAID Helping Haiti to Recover, or US Contractors to Make Millions?

To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients

Border Bill Brings More Headaches for Embattled GOP

Rooftop solar is now cheaper than the grid in 42 American cities
Escalating utility rates lose out to solar’s fixed price.

Sheriffs Want Popular Police-Tracking App Disabled

Report: Half of Federal Arrests Are on Immigration Charges

ECB: The Ultimate Enforcer of the European Neoliberal Project?

This Week, US Will Send 1,000 More Ground Troops to Iraq

Gaza in Arizona: How Israeli High-Tech Firms Will Up-Armor the US-Mexican Border

As inequality soars, the nervous super rich are already planning their escapes
Hedge fund managers are preparing getaways by buying airstrips and farms in remote areas, former hedge fund partner tells Davos during session on inequality.

“We’re Going to Be Watching”: New York Police Arrest Man Over Allegedly Threatening Statements and Images Posted on Facebook

Fracking Boom Expands Near Chaco Canyon, Threatens Navajo Ancestral Lands and People

Using pro-forced birther “logic,” we’re all corpses

Egypt Marks Anniversary of 2011 Uprising With Deadly Clashes Between Protesters and Police

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