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How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East

Storming the Corporate Castle: Does Shareholder Activism Work?
Shareholder activism has sparked major wins for progressives, but the strategy has also spurred debate.

Every 11 minutes Pacific Gas and Electric connects a new solar customer to its grid

Obama Unveils $1.2 Billion Plan to Fight Superbug Crisis, But Is It Enough?

Thousands of Mexican farmworkers march 15 miles as strike talks continue

Amazon to remove non-compete clause from contracts for hourly workers
Announcement comes after the Verge reported that the retailer required its US employees, including seasonal workers, to sign non-compete contracts.

Judge Calls Out Portland Police For Bogus 'Contempt Of Cop' Arrest/Beating

Utah's firing squad law reveals crisis at the heart of US capital punishment
Historically each new execution method is presented as more humane but with judicial killings having almost ground to a halt, the state is returning to the past.

Court Sentences Man To 13 Years For Removing Turkish Flag

The economy is a Democrat: Why recent history shows the value of a progressive president
When Dems control the White House, the middle class wins. And under Republicans? Not so much...

Why on Earth Did the Feds Approve a High-Pressure Gas Pipeline Near a Nuke Plant?

Sixty-Eight Elephants Massacred in Democratic Republic of Congo in Past 60 Days; Is Extinction Only Decades Away?
-- Lizabeth Paulat of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Military Strategy? Who Needs It? The Madness of Funding the Pentagon to "Cover the Globe"

Reproductive Health Care in Women's Prisons "Painful" and "Traumatic"

Federal Government Finally Pays Attention to Legalized Loan Sharking: Payday Loan Stores
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Anti-LGBT Bills Introduced in 28 States

A Rare Victory for Black Voting Rights in the South

A Dangerous Escalation in Iraq

The Real Cost of Fracking
Environmental hazards from fracking may extend well beyond drilling sites.

Indiana Governor OKs Anti-Gay "Religious Freedom" Bill

Republicans Face Dilemma as Climate Change Rises Up Political Agenda
Candidate Ted Cruz’s comment likening climate change activists to ‘flat-Earthers’ begins election in which scientists suggest issue may receive much higher billing than before

No Need to Prosecute Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
Charging him for desertion and misbehaving before the enemy stands to accomplish little at this point.

US Weapons Have a Nasty Habit of Going AWOL
From Afghanistan to Yemen, a short history of American arms ending up in the wrong hands.

1 in 13 African-American Adults Prohibited From Voting in the United States

It’s worse than just Woody Allen: Middle-age men, younger women and the true horror in Mariel Hemingway’s new disclosures

CIA official who directed hunt for bin Laden is being removed from post

Voter ID laws are screwing the planet, too

Progressive Caucus Budget Defeated, But Wins Majority of Democrats

Lawmaker Says She’s ‘Sat Here Too Long,’ Discloses That She Was Raped And Had An Abortion

NCAA 'concerned' over Indiana law that allows biz to reject gays

Cops Kill Another Unarmed Man, Gunned Down at his Place of Work Over Unpaid Traffic Fines

Walmart, Lowe's, Safeway, and Nordstrom Are Bankrolling a Nationwide Campaign to Gut Workers' Comp

Louisiana Residents Convince EPA That Burning Explosive Waste Outside Is a Bad Idea

South Sudan Frees Hundreds Of Child Soldiers, Including 9-Year Old Girl
Some 12,000 children are still in active combat both on the side of the rebels and militias allied to government, Unicef says, making the removal of child fighters from the conflict a difficult task.

Shaker Aamer: Hostage to the Special Relationship

At least 54 Colombian girls sexually abused by immune US military

House passes Boehner-Pelosi Medicare deal in resounding vote

North Dakota may challenge federal fracking rules

9 Climate-Denying Republicans Who Might Run for President

Video Games Can and Should Talk More About Real Issues - Including Reproductive Rights

Tesla Sued in U.K. in Fight Over Charging Stations Rollout

Joe Biden facing pressure to decide on presidential challenge to Hillary Clinton
‘Draft Biden’ political action committee has grown tenfold amid grassroots enthusiasm for a progressive challenge to the former secretary of state.

Co-pilot appears to have crashed Germanwings plane on purpose, prosecutor says

Saudi Arabia launches Yemen air strikes as alliance builds against Houthi rebels

World’s Richest One Percent Undermine Fight Against Economic Inequalities

Are millennials really just future suburbanites?

Supreme court clears way for release of secret Prince Charles letters
Ruling overturns government attempt to block release of ‘black spider memos’ to ministers after decade-long battle between the Guardian and Whitehall.

VA underestimates vets affected by informal claims, Army apologizes to vets hit by chemical warfare in Iraq, Gulf War illness funding request out soon

Senate Budget Fight Poses Perils For 2016 GOP Presidential Hopefuls

“You hold women in contempt”: Frat culture isn’t an aberration, it’s everything men learn about being a “real man”
A top researcher on masculinity tells Salon what's wrong with the idea of "real men" - and how to change it.

WikiLeaks Leaks TPP Draft!

How Boehner, Pelosi surprised everyone with a $200 billion deal

Schumer grabs new power

Egypt's president backs united Arab force to tackle regional security threats
Abdel Fatah al-Sisi says Arab world faces ‘unprecedented’ threats – and describes Shia rebels in Yemen ‘stooges of Iran.'

DWP solar power program gets mediocre grade

Ex-police officer indicted in Kansas City-area stun gun case

How Apple is making money off of its landmark solar deal

36 Years of Three Mile Island’s Lethal Lies … and Still Counting

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz ‘wanted to make everyone remember him’
Lubitz told his former girlfriend that he wanted to do something to ‘change the system’, Bild reports, as investigators find torn-up sick note covering the day of the crash

The right’s hot Bergdahl rage: Why a former prisoner drives conservatives batty

Amanda Knox verdict: The real evidence and why (almost) everything you think you know about the case is wrong

Is Your Memory Shaky? Might Not Be Your Age, But All That Sugar Ruining Your Liver
A quarter of the US population suffers from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease caused by dietary sugar.

Body Count Report Reveals At Least 1.3 Million Lives Lost to US-Led War on Terror

Why the Climate Change Movement Must Demand Energy Industry Nationalization

The Poor Get Prison: The Alarming Spread of the Criminalization of Poverty
This report provides a new understanding of the growing ways in which those in poverty are disproportionately targeted, marginalized, and prosecuted.

Paul Krugman | Mornings in Blue America

Upset by Elizabeth Warren, US Banks Debate Halting Some Campaign Donations

Walmart, Lowe's, Safeway, and Nordstrom Are Bankrolling a Nationwide Campaign to Gut Workers' Comp
America's biggest employers want to pick and choose the benefits they give their injured workers.

100,000 Irish March Through Dublin to Protest Against Water Charges

Facebook’s Laser Drones Could Bring Internet To 5 Billion People

"Events Have Proven Their cherished Beliefs Wrong": Paul Krugman Demolishes GOP’s Economic Fairy Tales
How Republicans' hysterical claims about the Obama economy have been thoroughly discredited

Harry Reid Won't Seek Re-Election in 2016

Those Who Want Peace Have the High Moral Ground; Those Who Want Conflict Have the Power
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

East Village Explosion: Injuries, Building Collapse Reported On 2nd Avenue In Manhattan

Netanyahu’s “Us or Them” Is Nothing But Trouble

A Window Into Congressional Intelligence Oversight

Cancer Experts Are Finally Feeling Optimistic. Here's Why.
The director of Ken Burns' "The Emperor of All Maladies" on the past, present, and future of the disease we fear most.

Racist Police, Courts, Fraternities: Who Says We Don't Need Affirmative Action Anymore?

National Guard soldier and his cousin plotted to join ISIL, attack Illinois, feds say

Being Armed and trained did not help these gun victims

Students occupy Swarthmore College in fossil fuel divestment protest
Wave of sit-ins by divestment campaigners starts at US college founded by Quakers and whose alumni include UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres.

Police Implement New Policy to Treat Everyone as Criminals: When a Cop Stops You, Hands Must Go Up

3 Cops Caught On Tape Brutally Beating Unarmed Michigan Man With No Apparent Provocation

The Divisive Euro: National Struggles and International Solidarity

Christian Group Is Ready To Boycott Indiana If Governor Signs ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill

Ethics Committees Take Their Missions Seriously, So Should Congress and Staffers

Beyond Homan Square: US History Is Steeped in Torture

Top 10 Reasons Bill Maher Is Not "Our Best Weapon Against ISIS"

France Mandates New Roofs Must Be Covered in Solar Panels or Plants

Welcome to the New Terror Heartland
America’s ally in Yemen is gone. Its special forces have been evacuated. A country touted by the president as a counterterror ‘model’ is poised to be an ISIS and al Qaeda playland.

Everything The White House Told You About Bowe Bergdahl Was Wrong
His release was supposed to be the political masterstroke in the last days of the war. But the war is still going, and Bergdahl is going to court.

‘False Witnesses’ Publish Deeply Flawed Study on Abortion Mortality in Mexico

Artists Create Digital "Quilt" In Honor Of Missing Mexican Students

Ted Cruz Is All About Repressing the Religious of Rights of Non-Christian
-- Steve Jonas for Buzzflash at Truthout

Mega-office parks without mega-traffic jams? Dream on, Silicon Valley

Unarmed black man shot dead by police in Atlanta: witnesses question excessive force
Anthony Hill, a 27-year-old US air force veteran who served in Afghanistan, was killed by police officer Mark Olsen in Atlanta on 9 March.

Bring Snowden Home? European Panel Says It’s Time

Wealth Vs. Money
-- Robert C. Koehler for Buzzflash at Truthout

The Hillary backer who will pose problems for her 2016 bid

Guess Which Ultra Liberal State Is About to Become a Hellish Place for People to Work in?
Bad news for Bernie Sanders' back yard.

Tsarnaev Carjacking Victim’s Escape Video a Microcosm of Why a Closer Look Is Warranted

Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France