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The End Game of Shutting Off Residential Water in Detroit Is a Likely Privatization Attempt
Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Ukraine Under Siege by the Religious Right
Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates

GOP’s George Costanza moment: The “Moops” doctrine and the war on Obamacare

The Rise of the Bankster Landlord

NYPD Internal Memo Says Chokehold Victim Was Not 'in Great Distress'

Right-Wing Defender of Israel's Gaza Attack Makes Same Argument as Osama bin Laden
New WSJ piece argues that dying Gazans are not truly innocent civilians. Its argument will sound eerily familiar.

Not The Onion: Israeli Ambassador to US Says IDF "Should Be Given a Nobel Peace Prize"

The GOP's real shame on the border: ignoring an industry that makes billions off immigrants to give to politicians

How Anonymous Cops Online Are Reacting to the Death of Eric Garner

Israel may have committed war crimes during Gaza offensive, UN says

Making Sense of Gaza: An Interview With Ilan Pappé

Oil and gas drilling damaged PA water supplies over 200 times in the past 6 years

Can Private 'Corporate Courts' Override Our Laws?
Scholars Speak Out Against Troubling 'Corporate Courts' (ISDS) in TTIP

Neil deGrasse Tyson: “I don’t know what kind of democracy that is, if you’re gonna cherry-pick … science because it conflicts with your philosophy”
Neil deGrasse Tyson takes on climate deniers, challenges scientists to speak up before it's too late.

They Came To America For Freedom And Opportunity, But Ended Up Trapped In Their Own Home

Japan's secrecy law seen as draconian
Critics claim a vaguely worded secrecy law gives the Japanese government sweeping powers.

The Line Between FBI Stings and Entrapment Has Not Blurred; It's Gone

Oil Spill in Amazon Sickens Villagers, Kills Fish
A recent rupture of Peru’s 39-year-old northern crude oil pipeline has terrified Kukama villagers along the Marañón River.

Bernie Sanders | The Cost of War

US poll finds 60 percent of Americans back carbon tax - if used for renewables

Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

Why Anti-Obamacare Ads Actually Increased Obamacare Enrollment

Ethiopia Becomes China’s China in Global Search for Cheap Labor
Chinese shoe factory in Ethiopia pays about $40 a month - one tenth of level in China

Air Force launching satellites to spy on other satellites

Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried to Lift the Veil

California and Texas, Pioneers in the Mainstreaming of Renewable Energy

Refugees Living a Nightmare in Northern Pakistan

Koch Political Universe Vaster Than Previously Known

Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus
Ebola kills up to 90 percent of those infected and there is no cure or vaccine.

Meanwhile in Russia, Putin passes law against protests

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has found serious problems in Deutsche Bank's U.S. operations, including shoddy financial reporting, weak technology and inadequate auditing and oversight.

An American Horror Story
The details of one of the more gruesome recent everyday mass gun murders invite us to consider gun control and gun possession from a new perspective. Would our society be better off without guns?

Border Patrol agents hold Iowa Boy Scouts at gunpoint for taking a picture of them

Thirsting for Democracy in Detroit: Activists Resist Water Service Shutoffs, Wall Street and Privatization

There's a Man in Missouri Serving Life Without Parole for 7 Pounds of Marijuana. He's Been in Prison 21 Years. Now, People Are Trying to Start an Ad Campaign to Get Him Out.

US Provides Israel the Weapons Used on Gaza

Deep in the Tell-Tale Heart of the Texas GOP

Silicon Valley's gig economy is not the future of work - it's driving down wages

George Will's Column About the Supreme Court's Decision on Union Fees Misleads Readers

Why a Jury’s Historic $3 Million Award to a Family Sickened by Fracking May Never Be Paid

Brooklyn Bridge White Flag Mystery Deepens: Cops Don't Know Who Did It

Minutemen militia plans ‘Operation Normandy’ with 3,500 volunteers on the border next year

The chilling reason our government wants to erase this man from history
Why a government program called the "Communications Management Unit" is far more unsettling than its name suggests.

Conflicting Federal Court Decisions Leave Obamacare Funding in Uncertainty Until Appeals Are Decided

Obama Administration Flooded with 26,000 Comments Opposing Proposal to Disguise Offshoring of U.S. Manufacturing by Rebranding Firms that Relocate Production as ‘Factoryless Goods’ Manufacturers

World breaks temperature record for June after hottest May

Members Of Congress Take ‘Minimum Wage Challenge’ To Live Off Reduced Budget For A Week

An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind, Said Gandhi, and Israel Is Losing Its Sight in Gaza
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Palestinian Journalist Believes MSNBC Has Canceled Her Appearances Because She Accused Network of Israeli Bias

Reuters: "Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado."

Evangelical Group Aims to Convert Children as Young as Five at Portland Parks and Pools

True Blood's Ted Cruz Fundraiser At Bush Library Driving Wingnuts Crazy

Eight key questions for whether Republicans take back the Senate

The U.N. Security Council Calls for an Immediate Cease-Fire in Gaza: More Than 500 Palestinians Dead; 20 Israelis

Detroit Stops Water Shutoffs -- Temporarily: But This Is a PR Stunt. The Citizen Shutoffs Will Be Back, No Doubt About It, Alas.

With 92% of Coal Ash Still Coating North Carolina River Bed, Duke Energy Declares Cleanup Complete

Historic Win in Maine's Battle Over Tar Sands
Nicole D'Alessandro From EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook for Labeling You a Terrorist

You can now pay someone’s delinquent Detroit water bill online

The many stubborn kinds of inequality that children face growing up in the US

The Strange Relationship Between Global Warming Denial and…Speaking English
Climate denial isn't a worldwide delusion. It's a distinctly Anglophone one.

Hamas Offers Reasonable Truce, Greeted by Deafening Silence

United Airlines' Outsourcing Jobs to Company That Pays Near-Poverty Wages Is Shameful

The US Has More Solar Workers Than Coal Miners

Great Barrier Reef in Worst State Ever Since Records Were Kept

Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League
The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies.

Big Lie: America Doesn't Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World...We're Ranked 27th!

D.C. scraps climate art installation, says it sends the wrong message

Study: Nearly Half of Texas’ Legal Abortion Providers Have Closed Post-HB 2

A Debate on Gaza: Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada vs. J.J. Goldberg of The Jewish Daily Forward (VIDEO)

Even rural America can have good public transportation

Michele Bachmann, please proceed

Paul Krugman | The Specter of Iraq

How an activist journalist’s commitment to a poor Chicago community led to a big FOIA win
After a years-long fight, city agrees that records of police misconduct complaints will be public.

Obama administration to unveil stricter rules for carrying crude by rail

Taiwan: more than 40 feared dead in TransAsia Airways plane crash

Stigmatized workers quitting Tepco in droves
Stigma, pay cuts and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left Tepco, the utility at the center of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Now there’s an additional factor: better paying jobs in the feel-good solar energy industry.

A Letter From Gaza by a Norwegian Doctor

Want to alleviate poverty? Give cash directly to the poor.
Ending poverty requires figuring out what the poor really need - and letting them make that decision.

US citizens in Yemen accuse American embassy of confiscating passports

Keeping Spies Out: Germany Ratchets Up Counterintelligence Measures

iPhone 'backdoors' can be used for surveillance, warns researcher

David Sirota | Detroit, Other Cash-Strapped US Cities, States Slashing Pension Benefits While Subsidizing Professional Sports Stadiums

Silent Coup: How Enbridge is Quietly Cloning the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Prosecutors Are Reading Emails From Prisoners to Lawyers

700 Syrians killed in two days of conflict

For civilians fleeing in Gaza, escape options are few
"Gaza is unique in the annals of modern warfare in being a conflict zone with a fence around it, so civilians have no place to flee."

''Freedom From Other People's Definitions'': An Interview With Janet Mock

DOJ: Newark Cops Have Pattern of ‘Unconstitutional Policing’
Violations range from stop-and-frisk to use of excessive force.

We are Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve.

Oregon to vote on pot legalization in November

California Voters Afforded Opportunity This November to Weigh-In on "Corporate Personhood"

Elizabeth Warren to help propose Senate bill to tackle part-time schedules

We’re Arresting Poor Mothers for Our Own Failures
Bryce Covert points to the policy failures of welfare reform, which requires parents to work or look for work to receive benefits but hasn't provided for child care, leading to recent high-profile arrests.

How America Finances the Destruction in Gaza - and the Humanitarian Response
The US-subsidized Israeli military wreaks devastation, and a US-funded UN agency deals with the aftermath.

Anti-abortion group harasses Unitarian church during moment of silence for dead member

A US-backed militia runs amok in Afghanistan
Afghan militias have accumulated a lengthy record of human-rights abuses, including murders and rapes.

Two Ukrainian jet fighters shot down in rebel-held area

A call for harmony in riot-hit ‘Little Jerusalem’ Paris suburb

Will Comcast Rule Us All?

Hedge Fund Avoided $6 Billion in Taxes in Bogus Scheme With Banks

Car Loans Could Be the Next Subprime Crisis.

Court Strikes Down Some Federal Obamacare Subsidies

Powering Villages With Solar Instead of Dirty Fossil Fuels

FAA bans U.S.-Israel flights, citing rocket attack

Is Netenyahu's State of Siege and Collective Punishment of Gaza Reinforcing Support for Hamas? Looks That Way.

Jon Stewart Takes on His Right to Criticize Some Israeli Policies

Twenty Million Americans Get Insurance Under Obamacare, Report Says

Existing home sales hit fastest pace since Oct.

Appalling US Domestic Gun Devastation: This Is the Toll Chicago’s Gun Violence Has Taken on the City’s Kids

Thousands of Palestinian Businesses on West Bank and in Israel Strike Against Killings in Gaza

Support for a College Student Grows After a Rape Complaint Is Dismissed

How a Sudden Flood of Oil Money Has Transformed North Dakota
The clout and swagger of the oil companies in politics has unsettled this traditionally amicable and moderate state of just 725,000 people.