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Seattle's Groundbreaking City Council is Considering Another Groundbreaking Idea: A Public Bank

Officials: Pakistan to execute 500 people in coming weeks

Rudy Giuliani Built His Career on Racial Resentment and the NYPD

Argentine court extends human right to freedom to orangutan

This drug costs $1,125 per pill and is about to shatter sales records

Federal appeals court strikes down North Carolina law requiring ultrasound before an abortion

'Sheriff Joe' Arpaio challenges Obama in court

Amid Uproar, Nicaragua to Break Ground on Massive Canal 'Scheme'
Opponents of the project say inter-ocean canal will displace tens of thousands, violates the constitutional rights of indigenous people.

New York Times Editorial: Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses

Life in the cancer lands: The slow-motion tragedies of environmental disaster
In dozens of communities across the country, families are being exposed to dangerous levels of pollution.

Let’s make Bill O’Reilly’s head explode: We desperately need a war on Christmas lies

Villains who poisoned West Virginia drinking water could end up behind bars

Why Doesn't the Right Wing Like Jeb Bush? He's One of Them
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Police Aren’t Under Attack. Institutionalized Racism Is.

10 Examples of How the US Uses Prisons as a White Jobs Program and Profit Center

Obama Administration Aims to Create ‘Insider Threat’ Job Specialty to Plug Leaks

US Sues New York City Over Rikers Island’s Treatment of Teen Prisoners

Outsourced Terror
The horrific stories of CIA-sponsored torture that aren’t in the Senate report.

These experts still don't buy the FBI claim that North Korea hacked Sony
"Let's take a step back here and ponder the FBI statement today on colonel mustard in the study with the laptop before we go PEW PEW PEW ok?"

Pakistanis Say #ReclaimYourMosques From Radicalism in Rare, Bold Protests

Tunisians Head to Polls to Elect a New President

It’s Been a Terrible Year for Reproductive Rights

Eight Shocking Facts About Water Consumption

Citizens Take Monitoring Into Own Hands as Eagle Ford Shale Boom Continues Undaunted

How a false witness helped the CIA make a case for torture

White Liberals Cannot Hide From Racism Any Longer

The 10 Worst Things Walmart Did in 2014

Wall Street Is Dismantling Financial Reform Piece by Piece

Ohio cops back into, then arrest woman who was protesting killing of unarmed black man at Walmart

Obama chides Sony’s decision to nix film, says US must retaliate and pass cyber act

Leaked CIA documents teach operatives how to infiltrate EU

Hacker Group Anonymous Reportedly Seeks to Release Film “The Interview” If Sony Declines to Do So

A Majority of Cop Killers Have Been White

Just How Much of Big Bank Fines Are Actually Paid and Who Profits?

“This Is Not a War! It’s a 12-Year-Old Boy”- Crowd Erupts When Cop Beats Handcuffed Boy (VIDEO)

This Week in Religion: Right-Wing Evangelists Eagerly Condone Torture

Take the Chains Off: The Struggle for Racial Justice Continues

Seven Demented Right-Wing Moments This Week: Fox Wants a Royalty Check From Colbert?

At Least 100,000 Prisoners Are Locked Up for Low-Level Drug Offenses - Obama Just Gave Relief to Eight

Conservatives’ Sick Reaction to NYPD Officer Killings: Blame Obama and de Blasio

Police Union President Blames Protesters for Murder of Two New York City Police Officers

Military Hospital Care Is Questioned; Next, Reprisals

Fears Build as CIA’s “Ghost Prisoners” Vanish Into Afghan Jails

Secret WTO Trade Deal Threatens Internet Freedom, New Leak Reveals

“I Felt Like a Piece of Trash”: Life Inside the United States’ Food Processing Plants

New York City Cops Seek Federal Court Approval to Mass Arrest Protesters Without Warning

How ALEC Plans to Undo Minimum Wage Increases in 2015

Apple “Failing to Protect Chinese Factory Workers”

A Vermont Senator Asks, Why Not a Socialist President?

We Declared in 2014 That Black Lives Matter, Because We Saw How Often They Didn't

Mall of America protest attracts thousands on busy shopping day

Ferguson Reverberates Around the World

From the ER to the Courtroom: How Nonprofit Hospitals Are Seizing Patients' Wages
One Missouri hospital has sued thousands of uninsured patients who couldn’t pay for their care, then grabbed a hefty portion of their paychecks to cover the bills. “We will be paying them off until we die,” one debtor said.

While Congress Fails on Syringe Exchange Funding, Activism Fills the Gap

The great American rip-off: How big-money corruption fuels racial inequality

Things Could Get Much Worse For Russia

Your Holiday Guide to Avoiding Slave Labor

CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

The Beginning of the End of the Cold War

Texas Payday Lenders and Prosecutors Team Up to Criminally Pursue Borrowers

Columbia Sustainability Alum Transforms Vacant Lots Into Urban Gardens

Former Federal Prosecutor: McCulloch Violated Rules Of Professional Conduct In Brown Case

Witnesses Lied Under Oath In Ferguson Grand Jury, Prosecutor Says

North Korea, Angrily Denying Sony Attack, Proposes Joint Investigation With US

Obama Just Made History by Ignoring Men for an Entire Press Conference

Children are cleaning up a devastating oil spill in Bangladesh - with their bare hands

Staying Focused in the Movement for Racial Justice

New law lets some pension plans cut promised benefits

Peru Is Now Giving Free Solar Power to Its 2 Million Poorest Citizens

"The Hunger Games"-ification of US Police and the Community

Hands Off Assata: Protests Can Protect the Revolutionary Fugitive Again

Labor Law for the 0.01 Percent

12 Days of Christmas Apologies ​Political and Corporate Leaders Should Make​
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

From Rust Belt to Blue Belt: Water, Climate Change and the Reordering of the Urban US

The NBA’s socialist revolution: How a new plan could radicalize the league - and the US

Wall Street Bank Regulator Issues Outrageous Press Release

Obama: Shoot First, Ask Questions Later Is Bad Policy

Former Counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke: Bush, Cheney Committed War Crimes

AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014

Medicare Patient Skips Mortgage to Cope With $20,000 Bill

Under Fire for Negligence, North Carolina Prisons Chief Seeks New Funding for Mental Health Treatment

The Operators of the United States' Largest Immigrant Detention Center Have a History of Prisoner Abuse

FBI’s genetic tests didn’t nail anthrax killer, GAO says

When Chicago Tortured
The Second City is still grappling with a long history of police brutality.

Innovations or Hucksterism? Three Little-Known Infrastructure Privatization Problems

Let Us Speak! Let Us Speak! Let Us Speak! Voices From Ferguson to Sharpton

This Is the Stupidest Anti-Science BS of 2014

Indiana Police Officer Asked To Stop Selling “Divisive” T-Shirts Saying “Breathe Easy, Don’t Break The Law.”

Cromnibus Pension Provisions Gut 40 Years of Policy, Allow Existing Pensions to Be Slashed

The War to Start All Wars: The 25th Anniversary of the Forgotten Invasion of Panama

Dean Baker | The Trade Agreement Pinatas

Obama Labor Board Comes Down Hard on McDonald’s

Joseph Stiglitz on Why the Rich are Getting Richer and Why It Could Get Much Worse

NYPD Union President Evokes Fear in Black New Yorkers in Aftermath Police Shootings
The gunman acted alone, but an entire community braces for a siege.

Nothing Changes: Cops Still Threatening Citizens, Breaking Laws to Shut Down Recordings

Six tons of tainted water leak at Fukushima No. 1 during Korean safety tour

Pentagon Blocks Graphic Abuse Images

Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month

Jeb Bush's Ethical Blind Spot
Did the Republican hopeful help a Miami hustler defraud his shareholders?

Protesters halt traffic on Dallas North Tollway

President Obama has signaled to Democrats and Republicans on both sides of Congress that he wants a serious attempt at tax reform next year. Obama has also signaled he intends to play a big role in those negotiations.

Why We Must Stand With the Black Community: A Momentous Movement in Ferguson

The Unspeakable in Afghanistan

In Midst of Holiday Shopping, Protesters Disrupt Business-as-Usual to Declare “Black Lives Matter”

Google and Hollywood Return to Bickering Over SOPA

Truthout Interviews Michael Meurer on Torture Photos and Uruguay Thwarting Supply-Side Austerity Policies (VIDEO)

Panel Advises Against Punishing CIA for Accessing Senate Intelligence Computers

Chicago Police Tortured Dozens of Black Men. Now, Victims Are Demanding Reparations

“Ferguson Is Here”: Black Brazilians Bear the Brunt of Deadly Police Violence

The EPA Doesn’t Give a Damn: Groups Blast Agency's New Coal Ash Rules

Foes of Unions Try Their Luck in County Laws

How One Indigenous Woman Took On a Multinational Mining Corporation... and Won

American Exceptionalism and American Torture

"This Entire Program Is Strictly to Generate Revenue and Always Has Been": Major Chicago Study Finds Red Light Cameras Not Safer, Cause More Rear-End Injuries

The Ferguson next door in Missouri holds powerful lesson
Years after their own horrific shooting and conversations about race, the residents of Kirkwood say: Keep talking.

Utah Land Defenders Stand Up to Dirty Politics

Hollywood, the Police and the Poor

Rory Fanning: "We Have to Make It Cool to Be a War Resister Again"

School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson
ichael Brown beat the odds by graduating from high school before his death — odds that remain stacked against black students in St. Louis and the rest of the country.

Darren Wilson Wasn't the First: A Short History of Killer Cops Let Off the Hook

The Palestinian who won't give up on the power of nonviolence

Los Angeles Neighborhood of Highland Park Hosts Vigil For Those Who Lost Affordable Housing To Gentrification

“All our homes are mourning”: The aftermath of the Peshawar tragedy

Turn Up: 21st-Century Black Millennials Are Bringing Direct Action Back

Outspoken about Ferguson, Jesse Williams may be this generation’s Harry Belafonte

US Supreme Court denies stay; same-sex marriage in Florida begins Jan. 6

Put the evil bastards on trial: The case for trying Bush, Cheney and more for war crimes

US sends four Guantanamo prisoners home to Afghanistan

Wrongfully convicted inmates fight for compensation