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Government Shutdown Now More Likely Than Not

State Department Watered Down Human Trafficking Report to Defend TPP Trade Deal

 Senate Blocks Attack on Planned Parenthood, but the Political Assault Continues

Democrats Unveil a Plan to Fight Gerrymandering

Why Is It So Hard for Wrongfully Convicted Women to Get Justice?

Bobby Jindal Cuts Off Medicaid Funding to Planned Parenthoods in Louisiana

Robert Reich: The US Is Revolting Against Its Ruling Class

"It’s Called Slavery": For-Profit Detention Centers Force Undocumented Immigrants to Work for $1 a Day

Louisiana to terminate Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood

Environmental racism persists, and the EPA is one reason why
The EPA office tasked with policing alleged civil rights abuses is chronically unresponsive to complaints and has never made a formal finding of discrimination.

Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Free the ugly produce!: Business-savvy millennials are tackling food waste — one cosmetically challenged vegetable at a time
More than hunger, the newest efforts to end food waste are concerned with saving the planet.

What Global Warming Means for 4 of Summer's Worst Pests

The Company Getting Rich Off the ISIS War

Why a Novel on War With China Has the Pentagon Talking

Work continues to halt killings in Juárez

After Years of Cuts, Cities and States Are Hiring Again

World's largest hydrogen station coming to San Francisco

Pres. Obama's Clean Energy Plan Will Likely Benefit Renewables

Green Group Backs Bernie Sanders for President

Debunking ‘Abortion Regret,’ and Donald Trump’s Rape Problem

Jury has verdict in Colo. theater shooting penalty phase for James Holmes

Greece debt crisis: Athens stock market ends 16% lower as manufacturing plunges
Greek factory output falls to record low in July.

Will Black Lives Matter At the Republican Presidential Debate?

Canada wants First Nation people to sell land for cheap and give up their rights
For a more just and equitable future all First Nation people must refuse modern treaties that affirm Canadian rights above our own.

California wildfires destroy forests and threaten homes
More than 9,000 firefighters work to quell blazes sparked by lightning and exacerbated by tinder-dry trees and grass and erratic winds.

The VA's 'Experts' On Toxic Chemicals May Not Know What They're Talking About
Veterans who were exposed to contaminated water are seeing a disturbing pattern of disability claim denials.

'Brain-eating amoeba' found in water supply near New Orleans

After Iran Deal: Israel Trying to Thwart Move to Monitor Its Nuclear Program

AP finds new ways to smear Palestinians over same-sex rights

Expanse of warm water dubbed the blob consumes North Pacific

Puerto Ricans Brace for Crisis in Health Care

Hundreds of civilians killed in US-led air strikes on Isis targets
Airwars project details ‘credible reports’ of at least 459 non-combatant deaths, including 100 children, in 52 air strikes.

‘I can’t breathe': Man runs into jail lobby seeking help but dies after deputies pile on him instead

Sad About Cecil? These African Animals Are Slaughtered by the Thousands

Jimmy Carter: The US Is an "Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery"

Hunt is on for 33 slave ships off coast of Papua New Guinea

Small Pool of Rich Donors Dominates Election Giving

I Went to Monsanto’s Controversial Journalism Bootcamp
The GMO giant offered journalists a rare, if curated, glimpse behind the curtain. Here’s what they saw. On a recent Sunday evening, Lisa Marsh Ryerson, president of the AARP Foundation, gave what seemed like a benign lecture to 20 journalists in a St. Louis conference room.

The VA's 'Experts' on Toxic Chemicals May Not Know What They're Talking About
Veterans who were exposed to contaminated water are seeing a disturbing pattern of disability claim denials.

Africa wealth report 2015: rich get richer even as poverty and inequality deepen

‘I drank the water and ate the fish. We all did. The acid has damaged me permanently’
In the villages near Africa’s biggest copper mine, you can smell and taste the pollution. As a legal battle against metals giant Vedanta/KCM reaches London, villagers in Chingola, Zambia, tell of blighted lives and a looming catastrophe.

July is the deadliest month of 2015 for police-related killings

Rural Challenges, Real Solutions

The fight against slavery in Brazil

World Food Program Cuts Aid to Millions of Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Million-dollar donors pump huge sums into 2016 White House race

Charleston church gunman pleads not guilty but plans to plead guilty to federal hate crime charges

Six Despicable Right-Wing Moments This Week: Trump Cozies Up to Palin
And Fox finds new ways to blame blacks for cops' poor decisions to shoot them.

As Heat Wave Sweeps Iraq, Thousands Demand Water, Electricity, Sustenance
Mass marches against government failure and corruption sweep Iraq's capital and southern cities.

US Education Reform and the Maintenance of White Supremacy Through Structural Violence

Anti-torture reforms opposed within psychology group after damning report

It's Time for a New Story of Humanity's Place in the World
The prevailing perception of humans as inherently at odds with nature is not only false, it's counterproductive.

Japan's atomic bomb survivors continue in fight against nuclear weapons

As 'Do-or-Die' Talks End in Failure, Could TPP Be Derailed for Good?
Global justice campaigners say disintegration of Maui negotiations 'good news for people and the planet.'

Facial recognition quietly taking hold
Facial recognition technology is becoming one of the nation’s great unknowns.

Madrid's New Mayor Saves 70 Families from Eviction

California's Drought Is So Bad That Thousands Are Living Without Running Water

Los Angeles Leaders Ban High-Capacity Gun Magazines After String of US Mass Shootings

William Rivers Pitt | Ordinary Hero: Jerry Berrigan Cared a Whole Awful Lot

Bobby Jindal and the Trouble With Louisiana

US's Dirty Hands in Suppressing Democracy in Iran and the Nuclear Blowback
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Report: ISIS No Weaker After a Year of Airstrikes

Heading Back Down the Path of Financial Deregulation

Medicare, Social Security Anniversaries Celebrated by Calls to Expand the Programs

GOP Hopefuls Risk Alienating Voters on Climate Change

Hillary Clinton Losing Strength in New National Polling

Tokyo Electric Executives to Be Charged Over Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

The Latest Anti-Choice Move: Try to Take Custody of a Woman's Fetus
Alabama sought to prevent a prisoner from getting an abortion by terminating her parental rights in utero. Come again?

Haunted by Student Debt to the Grave

Chris Christie Vows to Punch the National Teachers Union "In the Face" Because They "Deserve" It

William Rivers Pitt | "Concealed Carry" Magazine, Chicago and a Plea to Reason

The Long History of Political Idiocy

The GOP Debate in New Hampshire Yesterday Was Just Awful

Puerto Ricans Brace for Crisis in Health Care

Where Do We Go From Here?

Dahr Jamail | The New Climate "Normal": Abrupt Sea Level Rise and Predictions of Civilization Collapse

The Apache vs. Rio Tinto
The San Carlos tribe is fighting to block a massive mining project that would cut a two-mile wide crater through sacred land.

‘Good Food’ vs. ‘Big Food’

Unemployed Darren Wilson living off donations, only shopping “with like-minded individuals — where it’s not a mixing pot”
The racially coded language used by the man who shot Michael Brown does him no favors in brutal New Yorker profile.

There’s a surprisingly simple way to convince vaccine skeptics to reconsider

Stressed out plants send animal-like signals

Paul Krugman: How the US Govt Can Prevent Financial Catastrophe in Puerto Rico

Four More Heinous and Unnecessary Drug War Deaths in July
Month in, month out, people get killed in the name of drug prohibition. Some particularly heinous cases get noticed, most do not.

One Tune, Different Hymns – Tackling Climate Change in South Africa

Progressives Need to Be More Radical Than Bernie Sanders—Here’s Why

Dean Baker | Bernie Sanders, Open Borders and a Serious Route to Global Equality

What happens when a rainforest burns?

What’s McConnell’s Next Move on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan?

Who Will We Choose to See? Bill Cosby and Believing Survivors

Wisconsin's Economic Cautionary Tale
-- David Sirota for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Sanders wins support of environmental group that sees Clinton ‘equivocating’

Why is an obscure Montana company one of John Kasich's biggest boosters?
One day after forming, the LLC gave $500,000 to group backing Ohio governor.

Psychologist openly admits he trains police officers to shoot first and ask questions later

Great Embarrassments of an Unequal Society
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Case For Transparent Food Labeling - And Not Just For Genetically Modified Food
Are non-GMO foods the healthier choice? Not always. And that's why if we're going to label genetically engineered foods, it should come with more detail, not less.

As salmon vanish in the dry Pacific Northwest, so does Native heritage

A beautiful dreamer trapped in Gaza’s nightmare

Mexican photojournalist found dead was likely tortured, activists say
Ruben Espinosa murdered with four women in Mexico City.

GOP field gets ready to rumble

Obama Sends ‘Memo To America’ On The Biggest Thing A President’s Ever Done On Climate Change

Uprooting Patriarchy and Establishing Racial, Economic and Social Justice in Chiapas, Mexico

Northern California wildfire grows, closes two highways

Black Unionists Try to Save South Africa From Becoming a Failed State

Prosecutor: No charges against other University of Cincinnati officers who witnessed shooting of Samuel DuBose

At donor meeting, Charles Koch urges wealthy conservatives to do even more

Winds of Change? Rhode Island Hopes for First Offshore Wind Farm

The hidden cost of coal (mining)

Thousands in South Sudan Face Starvation Amid Nile Blockade

An Australian coal mine that was bought for $624 million three years ago has just been sold for $1

French riot police use chemical spray on migrants trying to enter Channel Tunnel

Post-Migration Trauma and Evaluating Children in Texas Immigration Facilities

Journalists Agree to Keep Mum on Conservative Donors at Koch Brothers Event

ALEC, Where Corporations Are "People" Like You and Me

Toxic Floods From Coal Mines and Power Plants Hit Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site

Wall Street’s New Housing Idea: More Pain for California Cities

Five found shot to death in Mexico City apartment

“I had no idea what I was getting into”: Glenn Greenwald’s security guru on Edward Snowden’s secrets, Obama’s surveillance state
Micah Lee remembers first emails he received from Snowden and explains why Internet privacy is everyone's business.

Advocates say EU loophole leaves Latin American workers in legal limbo
Ecuadorean workers living in campground without running water say they earn less than minimum wage.

A century ago we invaded and occupied a nation

White House set to adopt sweeping curbs on carbon pollution

Still Boxed Out: NYU Discriminates Against Students Who Have Faced Arrest

Pesticides Are Killing Greece's Bees: Honey Industry Suffers Amid Broader Economic Turmoil

Legislative efforts reflect a push to limit rights, workplace protections

Why Coal Companies Are Collapsing in Such Spectacular Fashion

Don't Forget Jeb Bush Played Key Role in Stealing the Presidency for His Brother
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Jon Stewart Confirms Final Guests for His Last Week on "The Daily Show"

SC Cop Killed Teen With Two Shots to the Back During Weed Bust - and Didn’t Even Report It: Attorney

TransCanada's Keystone XL Permit Renewal Hearing Sheds Light on Serious Pipeline Risks

We Gon' Be Alright: Black Love, Black Resistance and Black Liberation

Ultra Orthodox Man Stabs Six at Jerusalem Gay Rights Parade

Slavery Didn't End in the 19th Century

I Might Be Okay, But I'm Not Good At All

Inside the Belly of the GMO Beast -- I Went to Monsanto’s Controversial Journalism Bootcamp

The Wettest Rainforest in the United States Has Gone Up in Flames
"When fire can eat a rainforest in a relatively cool climate, you know the Earth is beginning to burn."

White House Considers Extradition of Cecil Lion Killer Walter Palmer

New Leak Confirms the Secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership Is a Horrorshow