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Africa's Ancient Plant Diversity and Seed Independence Still Under Threat From Proposed New Laws

Ex-Coal Exec Pleads Not Guilty in West Virginia Mine Blast

Charles P. Pierce | FSU Shooting and the State of Texas Offer More Teachable Moments

The Undoing of Bill Cosby

We Just Had the Hottest October on Record

These Photos of China’s Toxic Smog Are Terrifying

Kmart to Employee: "If You Do Not Come to Work on Thanksgiving, You Will Automatically Be Fired"

Oil Company Tries to Shake Down California County for $1.2 Billion for Banning Fracking
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

G20 and Beyond: The Future Is Watching You
The G20 summit meeting in Brisbane has two levels: the overt grandstanding and posturing that politicians love, and a deeper, far more sinister agenda.

On Immigration, Obama Isn’t the Radical One
For decades, there was a bipartisan understanding that most undocumented immigrants deserved some sort of recognition.

Ferguson and the "Us vs. Them" Illusion
-- Robert C. Koehler for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Here’s What Big Oil Has in the Pipeline if Keystone Fails

"Electoral Integrity Project" Report Ranks US 26th Amongst World Democracies

Elizabeth Warren Torches GOP on Trickle-Down Economics
"We tried it for 30 years and it didn’t work."

David Swanson | Torturer on the Ballot

Ferguson Protesters and Police Clash Before Grand Jury Decision on Shooting
Police charge at demonstrators in freezing temperatures as Ferguson awaits decision on whether officer will be charged

Uncomplicated, in Afghanistan
There are numerous, obvious solutions to problems in Afghanistan which NATO countries could consider, could even attempt if the alliance wasn’t there for the mineral wealth.

Countdown to climate catastrophe: World must reach zero net emissions by 2070, UN warns

Fracking the Poor: We know who lives near wells. We don’t know how it’s harming them.

We Need to Act Now to Save the Post Office
One of those less well-known but incredibly important priorities for Congress is saving the US Postal Service from the Republicans who want to bankrupt and privatize it so they can give it to their billionaire buddies.

Can a Hacker Stop Your Car or Your Heart? New Research Says It's Possible
Internet-connected consumer electronics are vulnerable to attack.

Georgia debt collectors posed as FBI agents to intimidate victims into making payments

Expose the authorship of two political murders
If the US intelligence agencies - in this case, the CIA - want other countries to cooperate with data that will help to disband criminal gangs, the first thing they must do is to begin at home and declassify material which has sat for 35 years in its archives.

Negotiations Over CIA Torture Report Nearing End

“An ongoing criminal enterprise”: Why the US housing disaster is back and wreaking terror
Remember the housing nightmare that busted the economy? The crooks are back and here's what they're secretly up to.

The Case for Black With a Capital B

Study: Banking industry culture fosters cheating

Did pictures of Homeland Security vehicles near Ferguson get man fired?

Deportation Reprieve May Not Include Parents of Young Immigrants

You Are Not A Loan: It's Time to Bring Student Debt Down to Zero

G20 Climate Challenge Calls for a Rethink of Economics

Aftermath of a shooting: One Chicago family's experience in a city scarred by gun crime

After 13 years, 2 wars and trillions in military spending, terrorist attacks are rising sharply

NAACP calls on feds to investigate mysterious death of black North Carolina teen

French Government Refuses to Sign TTIP Agreement in 2015

Gulf-Bound Tar Sands for Export? Follow the Oiltanking Trail

Monsanto Is Using Big Data to Take Over the World

Same Sex Marriage Legal in South Carolina - first couple gets married in Charleston

Katrina vanden Heuvel | When Mega Corporations Get Mega Tax Breaks, We All Pay

Whatever Happened to Overtime?
It’s one reason we’re poorer than our parents. And Obama could fix it - without Congress.

Everything We Know About the Ferguson Grand Jury in One Place

My Cellmate and I Were Denied Proper Cancer Treatment in Prison
Gina spent what would be the last week of her life in horrific pain - crying, terrified, ignored. No one listened.

President Barack Obama might be open to using the Keystone pipeline as leverage with Republicans if they cooperate on other aspects of his long-stalled domestic agenda, such as investing in infrastructure, closing tax loopholes or reducing carbon emissions.

Elizabeth Warren to Banks: Prove You Can Protect Customer Data From Hackers

Treating the Terror Psychosis
Futile military campaigns, tens of thousands of American casualties, rights violations: it's a diagnosis of psychosis.

Judge Issues Sweeping Gag Order Silencing Alleged Victims of a Notorious Coal Baron

Not The Onion: Canadian Mother Gives Birth While on Vacation in the US, Faces $1 Million Hospital Bill

US Shifts Blame to Afghan Government for Exploding Central Asian Opium Trade

The Unbelievable Lightness of Being Donnie Swaggart
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Goes Down to Defeat in Senate by Narrow Margin

Climate Change, Ebola, Ukraine: Brisbane's G20 Summit Wasn't Just About Economy

The Keystone XL's Senate failure isn't the end of the pipeline as an act of war

Ferguson Racial Profiling Data: White People Have Contraband but Black People Get Arrested

Greg Palast | Voter Purges Alter US Political Map

I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007
The public may be waking up to the mountain of rape allegations now, but women were coming forward years ago to warn the Jell-O Man was not so sweet.

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Block Same-Sex Marriages in South Carolina

How Police Use Military Tactics to Quash Dissent

Utah Lawmakers Advance Bill to Bring Back Firing Squads

Buffalo Area Battered Again by Snow, 3 More Feet Expected in Places

Jim Webb Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee

Incoming Nevada Speaker Said Democrats Have "Master-Slave" Relationship With "Simple Minded Darkies"

The Strict Father Is at the Core of Conservative Ideology and Values

Night of the Libertarian Werewolves

There Have Now Been More Than 90 School Shootings Since Sandy Hook
Gunman is dead, three others injured overnight at Florida State University

GOP Senator Warns of Violence and Anarchy if Obama Signs Immigration Order

Occupy Madison's Village of Tiny Houses for the Homeless Officially Opens

Calling Sens. Mitchell, Daschle—Your “Bipartisan” Center Is in Funny Company

Western Media Is Obsessed With Kurdish Female Fighters Battling ISIS

Facebook Shuttle Bus Drivers Vote to Join Teamsters Union

Georgia Man Shoots and Kills Driver Who Mistakenly Pulled Into His Driveway . . . Allowed to Plead to A Single Misdemeanor With No Jail Time and a $500 Fine

US Prepares to Sell Saudi Arabia Warships to Help Take Down Iran

Native Americans Arrested Following Keystone XL Pipeline Vote
-- Anastasia Pantsios of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Missouri Cops Beat 80-Year-Old Hearing-Impaired Veteran for Not Getting off His Tractor

Georgia Man Shoots and Kills Latino 22-Year-Old for Pulling Into Wrong Driveway; Gets $500 Fine and Probation

Seven Ways the Military Wastes Our Money
Hint: none of them have anything to do with national defense.

Revealed: The dirty PR plan behind TransCanada’s Keystone alternative
Documents uncovered by Greenpeace reveal an aggressive strategy for targeting the company's opponents.

Senate Narrowly Rejects Keystone XL Amidst Protests by Climate Activists
The Keystone XL pipeline is a political football in Washington, but activists say it would make a devastating contribution to climate change.

Police, protesters argue over ‘rules of engagement’ ahead of Ferguson decision

Texas Regulators Sidestep Connection Between Fracking Industry and Earthquakes

Voter ID Laws Scrutinized for Impact on Midterms

Obama May Overhaul the Immigration Program That Detains Americans and Turns Cops Into Federal Agents

Cultivating Climate Justice: Brazilian Workers Leading the Charge Toward Zero Waste

Frackers are terrorizing school kids in California
No surprise: Young people of color are hit hardest.

House Passes Bill That Makes It Harder for Scientists to Advise the EPA

Worst in memory: 8 killed as ferocious cold ‘thunder’ snowstorm sweeps through US (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Glenn Greenwald | On Media Outlets That Continue to Describe Unknown Drone Victims as "Militants"

The third time around the declassified track, some things are still secret

FBI tracking 150 people who may have travelled to Syria 'to fight'

Social Security advocates fear more cuts in staff and service

Dozens Treated After ‘Mysterious Chemical Mixture’ Fire at California Waste Plant

10 Million Child Deaths Attributed to a Lack of Toilets

Republicans Sure Love to Hate Unions
A paradox of American politics is that Republicans take organized labor more seriously than Democrats do.

Walmart Workers Rally in "Global Day of Action for Decent Work"

Lessons on Mobilizing the Rising American Electorate

The Hypocrisy of Senate Republicans Enabling NSA Spying on US Citizens
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Kentucky Coal Company Falsified Water Pollution Reports, Environmental Group Alleges

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Conclusion: Slow Growth and Inequality Are Political Choices. We Can Choose Otherwise.

How the Israel Lobby Protected Ukrainian Neo-Nazis
Rep. John Conyers wanted to block US funding to neo-Nazis in Ukraine. But the ADL and Simon Wiesenthal Center refused to help.

Glenn Greenwald | Congress Is Irrelevant on Mass Surveillance. Here’s What Matters Instead.

Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration Is Unlikely to Include Health Benefits

Senate Roll Call: Blocking Keystone XL pipeline

When Facebook Is the Internet: Zero-Rating and the Global Net Neutrality Debate

Robert Reich: The 1% is gutting the middle class
The former secretary of labor examines how an accumulation of wealth at the top puts the whole country in peril.

Israel begins demolishing homes over attacks
Contentious punitive tactic resumed with razing of building housing family of Palestinian man blamed for October attack.

Live updates: #FreeEducation: Students march against tuition fees and cuts in London

This Mass Grave Isn’t the Mass Grave You Have Been Looking For