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What I've Learned From Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings

Charles P. Pierce | The Body in the Street

Microsoft Admits Keeping $92 Billion Offshore to Avoid Paying $29 Billion in US Taxes

Microsoft Bails on Climate Denier Lobby Group ALEC

NATO Condemns Moscow’s Aid Convoy, Says Russian Artillery Firing at Ukrainian Army

William Rivers Pitt | Everytown USA: Is the Policeman Your Friend?

Anti-Trans Trolling Spree Forces Wikipedia to Ban US House Staffers for Third Time

Why the People of Ferguson Can't Trust the Cops

Paul Krugman | Inflation Hawks Crying Wolf

Justice Ginsburg: America Has a "Real Racial Problem"

Could the Civil Rights Movement Have Happened in Today's Militarized Police State?

Eugene Robinson | How to Throw Your Wife Under the Bus 101: The McDonnell Corruption Trial in Virginia
-- Eugene Robinson on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Watch Six Months of Fracking Fires Blaze Across the Country

Ruling on Nuclear Waste Storage Could Create a "Catastrophic Risk"
Regulators may let companies store radioactive rods on site for up to 120 years.

Tickets Sold Out for Neil Young-Willie Nelson anti-Keystone Pipeline Concert

CNN Says Darren Wilson Didn't Have A Fractured Eye Socket

Robert Fisk | We Know All Too Much About the Cruelty of ISIS – but All Too Little About Who They Are

Tear Gas, Stun Grenades, Sound Cannons: Companies Profiting From Police Crackdowns Like Ferguson
Sales of all those military grade weapons are making some people rich.

Obama Alums Accused of Selling Out

Supreme Court to Shape Ferguson Investigation

Gaza Counts Cost of War as More Than 360 Factories Destroyed or Damaged
Thousands of acres of farmland and cattle also wiped out with damage estimated at three times that of 2008-9 conflict

Here's What Happens to Police Officers Who Shoot Unarmed Black Men
History appears to be in Darren Wilson's favor.

SD Police Say Tazing 8-Year-Old Native Girl Was Justified, Family Sues

Tsarnaev Friend Kadyrbayev Pleads Guilty to Impeding Marathon Bombing Investigation

National Guard to Begin Withdrawing From Ferguson
Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri said that order had been largely restored and that the presence of the National Guard was no longer needed.

Militarized Cops’ Scary New Toys: The Ugly Next Frontier in "Crowd Control"
The horror we saw in Ferguson may be just the start. Here's some other police gear our military is working on.

39 Dead, Dozens Missing After Japan Landslides

How the Largest Worker Owned Co-op in the US Lifts People Out of Poverty

The Ultimate White Privilege: Darren Wilson and Being "Afraid for Your Life"
Claiming you shot someone out of fear of your life can be a "get out of jail free" card -- depending on who says it

12 Recent Victories for Workers in Raising Wages and Collective Bargaining

Man Cleaning Up Beer Spill on Gun Case Allegedly Shoots Into Neighbor's Home

Five Reasons Climate Deniers Are Dead Wrong

GOP Congressman: Obama’s "Muslim Brothers" Preventing Further Action Against Terrorists In Iraq

The Ghost of Dred Scott Haunts Ferguson: Amy Goodman

Welcome to Guatemala: Gold Mine Protester Beaten and Burnt Alive
Indigenous people speak out against the Marlin mine run by Canadian company Goldcorp

Ferguson Prosecutor Says No Charge Decision Until October

Bank of America in $16.65 Billion Mortgage Settlement
With the settlement, the largest by a single company in American history, Bank of America’s legal bill related to mortgage issues is approaching $70 billion.

Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fend Off Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency

The Men Who Killed James Foley

Edwardsville Teachers Told to Avoid Discussing Ferguson Events With Students

Michigan GOP Faces Tea Party Showdown

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, Shooter of Michael Brown, Is Nowhere to Be Found

Hillary Clinton’s New Iraq Gamble
What’s her calculation for being so hawkish now?

Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson Students: "I Am Also a Black Man"

Behind Obama’s "Chaotic" Foreign Policy
The chaos enveloping U.S. foreign policy stems from President Obama’s unwillingness to challenge Official Washington’s power centers which favor neoconservatism and “liberal interventionism” – strategies that have often undercut real U.S. national security interests.

How the Left Is Revitalizing Itself
There’s more collaboration between progressive groups—and more coordination among donors—than ever before.

World Leaders "Failing to Help" Ebola Outbreak in Africa
Politicians in industrialised countries urgently needed to take action, or risk the outbreak spreading much further.

Here’s A Picture of John McCain Hanging Out With ISIS Freedom Fighters in 2013

Researchers Easily Slipped Weapons Past TSA’s X-Ray Body Scanners

Mexico minister says Grupo Mexico account of toxic spill 'totally false'

ACLU: Officer Who Threatened to 'F*cking Kill' Ferguson Protesters Taken Off Duty

House Committee: No Benghazi Scandal
-- Walter Brasch for BuzzFlash at Truthout

New York City Will Pay $10 Million to Settle Wrongful Conviction Case

When the Sun Comes Up: The Inspiring Story of Ferguson You Haven’t Heard

Feds boosting oil spill liability limits
The Coast Guard moved Tuesday to boost the liability limits capping how much companies must pay for oil spills that foul US waters.

We know very little about when and why police use their weapons

Ebola is draining African governments' budgets

ACLU: First Amendment ‘suspended in Ferguson’

There is so much wrong with this cop’s victim-blaming screed
Cop Sunil Dutta exemplifies what is wrong with police in the US.

Court: Key Environmental Law Doesn't Apply to Part of Enbridge Keystone XL "Clone"

Why You Shouldn't Trust Right-Wingers' Sudden Concern About the Police
Although the left and the right are in agreement when it comes to civil liberties, their agendas are different.

Israelis and Palestinians Join Forces in Inspiring New Campaign for Peace

A 10-year-old vanishes during a raid
A Honduran family thought they understood the risks as they tried to migrate to the US. But they never thought their daughter would be lost in the chaos of deportation.

Open Letter to Israel’s Supporters: Where Do You Draw the Line Between 'Defense' and Atrocities?
As a human being, where do you draw the line?

Robert Reich: American Democracy Is Diseased

Transcript: President Obama’s remarks on the execution of journalist James Foley by Islamic State

Even Turkish Soccer Fans Are Protesting With Ferguson

San Francisco Taxi Workers Vote to Unionize

US officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

Australia Looks to Dump Renewable Energy Target

Four Years of Police Records in Boston Show That Domestic Violence Is Still a Silent Epidemic
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

The Student Loan Crusader: How Elizabeth Warren Wants to Reduce Debt
First-term senator from Massachusetts has a plan to help middle-class families: Tax the rich.

British ISIS militant in James Foley video 'guards foreign hostages in Syria'
Former hostage says 'John' is one of three British Islamic State jihadists who guard western captives in Raqqa.

Michelle Duggar Warns Arkansas Community That Transgender People Are Child Predators

Indictments Handed Down in California Cancer-Cow Meat Recall

The media descended on Ferguson looking for the same thing that had led protesters to take to the streets: the truth.

James Foley and the Last Journalists in Syria
"It's part of the problem with these conflicts," Foley said. "We're not close enough to it."

Oklahoma Gets Hit With 20 Earthquakes in One Day

Hillary Clinton Would Be "Inclined" to Improve Keystone XL Northern Pipeline

How Facebook and Twitter control what you see about Ferguson

Idaho’s sewer system is the Snake River
As Big Ag flourishes, this massive waterway suffers.

What the World Sees in Ferguson; UN Secretary General Urges Restraint

Video: Watch 4 Billion Gallons of Mining Waste Pour Into Pristine B.C. Waterways

Liberian police fire tear gas to disperse protest over Ebola quarantine

Angelenos Take to the Streets for Ezell Ford, Omar Abrego and Ferguson Solidarity

West Virginia Senate test: Which candidate can cozy up closest to coal?

The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race
Ferguson is not just about systemic racism — it's about class warfare and how America's poor are held back, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

California counties cope with released prisoners, many homeless

The American Police State Has Arrested a Third of Us

Kinloch connection: Ferguson fueled by razing of historic black town

CNN Anchor: National Guard in Ferguson Used the N-Word (VIDEO)

Meet the climate deniers who want to be president

Rush Limbaugh Links the Feds and Ferguson to Benghazi!
Are you shocked that Rush Limbaugh just compared the Michael Brown shooting and the kerfuffle that's happening in Ferguson to the FBI not investigating Benghazi?

Pentagon: Military arms transfers to police not ‘program run amok’

A decade of drones
US drones in Pakistan have killed thousands since 2004. How have leaders defended or decried these deadly planes?

"A Cemetery for Our People"
A Guatemalan diplomat struggles to save her countrymen in south Texas and nearly loses herself.

Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household
In the chamber where Officer Darren Wilson received a commendation six months before killing Michael Brown, a minor court generates major money from the city’s poor and working people.

Navy Discharges African-American Sailor for Refusing to Cut Off Her Natural Hair

How a Koch Brother Is Combating Climate Change at a Coal Mine
What do Bill Koch, the Aspen Skiing Company, and environmentalists all have in common? We visited a coal mine in Colorado to find out.

Pentagon: No Evidence of ISIS at Southern Border
...and P.S., Rick Perry is an idiot.

Officer in Wal-Mart Shooting Involved in 2010 Case

Russia Moves Artillery Units Into Ukraine, NATO Says

North Carolina Newspapers Keep Fracking Data in the Dark

Florida Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Scalia Cited in Yet Another Ruling for Gay Marriage

Bank of America's $16.6 Billion Mortgage Fraud Agreement Is Another Public Relations Stunt
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Both Sides Using US-Made Weapons in Iraq War
...and the US Defense industry gets paid.

How the Current Mass Extinction of Animals Threatens Humans

Not The Onion: Religious Conservatives Urge People to Stop Taking "ALS Challenge" Because It Kills Babies

65 Killed in Iraq Mosque Shooting

What Does It Mean to Compare Ferguson to Iraq?

GOP House Candidate Called Female Senators "Undeserving Bimbos in Tennis Shoes"
Jim Hagedorn's old blog, "Mr. Conservative," is a ticking time bomb.

Keystone Cops or Liars? Ferguson Police Now Say There Is No Incident Report on the Michael Brown Shooting

Crocodile Tears for Iraq

Whistleblower William Binney: "The NSA's Main Motives: Power and Money"

For Many Politicians, Ferguson Isn’t Happening

Gaza Experiencing Severe Water Shortage

Missouri Councilman Blames His Racist Facebook Posts on the Fact He Is Republican

LA Police Officer Threatens, "If You Don't Want to Get Hurt, Don't Challenge Me," in WP Op-Ed
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Unlike Hungary, Czechs Double Down on Liberal Policy Goals

"Government's Arsenal to Destroy Revolutionaries": Political Imprisonment Persists

Tear Gas Is an Abortifacient. Why Won’t the Anti-Abortion Movement Oppose It?

If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained

A Cop's Take on Ferguson
"As I watch the events in Ferguson Missouri I can't help but think about my own time in law enforcement and just how much I've changed since I wore the badge."

FCC Republican Wants to Let States Block Municipal Broadband

See-Through Solar Cells Could Turn Your Windows Into Power Stations

The "Holder Doctrine": Bank "Settlements" With No Prosecutions

SATIRE: How We'd Cover Ferguson if It Happened in Another Country

Apocalypse of the "Happy Meal": The Cathedral of Cholesterol

As Pentagon Hints At More US Troops to Iraq, Voices Warn Against Further Military Intervention

Why Washington's War on Terror Failed: The Underrated Saudi Connection

The Fox News Effect

Ku Klux Klan Holding Fundraiser for Cop Who Shot and Killed Michael Brown
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Liberia Police Fire on Protesters as West Africa's Ebola Toll Hits 1,350

Gaza Conflict: Israel PM Netanyahu Vows Further Campaign

Hannity Mansplains Justice To Black Committeewoman From Ferguson

13 Republican Climate Deniers Who Want to Be President
The Flat-Earthers, Born-Again Flat-Earthers, Do-Nothings, and Dodgers of the GOP.

"Suicide Tourism" to Switzerland Has Doubled Since 2009

The Four Worst Right-Wing Reactions to Michael Brown's Killing and the Protests

More Government Shutdowns! McConnell Admits What GOP Senate Will Wreak
Mitch McConnell reveals his plan for a Republican Senate is to take hostages and bring back crisis government

The Meaning of Ronald Reagan

Ferguson Violence Exposes America's Political Decay

Charity Says Military Use of Food Pantries Has Been Rising for Years

Militarized cops’ scary new toys: The ugly next frontier in “crowd control”
The horror we saw in Ferguson may be just the start. Here's some other police gear our military is working on...

St. Louis Prosecutor Says Grand Jury Decision Could Take Until October

Move America Forward: Bamboozling the Public in the Name of the Troops
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Brokers Lure Soldiers Out of Low-Fee Federal Retirement Plan

The Media’s Role in Attaining Justice for Black and Missing Persons

Battle Over Postal-Service Cuts Looms in September

World's Aid Agencies Stretched to Their Limits by Simultaneous Crises

Trayvon Martin’s mother sends heartbreaking letter to Michael Brown’s family

Canada’s despicable climate censorship: Government scientists need permission to tweet basic facts

Immigration authorities say deportations of detainees at a temporary New Mexico center have resumed after the quarantine over chickenpox recently was lifted.

I am a 15-year-old immigrant who came to America because gangs murdered my family. All I want to do is stay and learn.
This is what it’s like to be a child detained at a holding facility in the US border crisis.

This is the Story of Power in this Country: Ferguson, Institutionalized Racism and the Militarization of Police

Cop Pointing Rifle at Ferguson Protestors: "I Will F--king Kill You" (VIDEO)

$100 Goes Much Further in Mississippi? Perhaps We Should Consider the Source (Hint: Koch)
The Koch-funded Tax Foundation has lied to us in the past, so why is the media giving them a pass?

US Changing No-Fly List Rules

Supreme Court puts Virginia same-sex marriage ruling on hold

Seven Cynical Ways Police and Media Have Smeared Michael Brown and the Black People of Ferguson

Documenting the Arrests of Journalists in Ferguson
14 journalists arrested.

The US military is banning and blocking employees from visiting The Intercept in an apparent effort to censor news reports that contain leaked government secrets.

Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fend Off Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency

How Ferguson Highlights the Dangers of For-Profit Policing

Charles Pierce | Another Person Shot in Ferguson

Native Americans Launch ‘Love Water Not Oil’ Ride to Protest Fracking Pipeline

From Ferguson Cop Embroiled in a Brutality Suit to City Councilwoman
In 2009, a man was charged with destruction of property for bleeding on city police officers’ uniforms as they allegedly beat him. Now one of those officers sits on the City Council.

Major Federal Court Ruling Will Help Transition Grid to Renewables

In Ferguson, a protest leader almost by accident
Keith Griffin arrived on a fact-finding mission hours after the shooting. By the next day, he was organizing.

The Neocons’ Grim ‘Victory’ in Iraq

Lac-Megantic oil train disaster inquiry finds string of safety failings
Poor safety culture at train company and lax government supervision blamed for Quebec blast that killed 47.

Spill Some Oil? Magnetize It for Cleanup
A physicist may have dreamed up a new way to clean up oil spills.

New Data Show Police Rarely Arrested for Killings on the Job

Obama denounces killing of James Foley, says US will seek justice

8,000 Gallons of Oil Spill Into Ohio River From Duke Energy Coal Plant

Apocalypse of the "Happy Meal": Worshiping the Golden Calf

New York Fed’s Answer to Cartels Rigging Markets - Form Another Cartel

US sailors prepare for fresh legal challenge over Fukushima radiation
$1 billion lawsuit accuses Tepco of failing to avoid the accident and of lying about radiation levels that have caused health problems to themselves and their families stationed in Japan.

Campaign raises almost $130,000 to feed Ferguson school children
68 percent of the Ferguson-Florissant student body receive reduced-price or free lunches.

How Religion Turned Texas Red

Charity says military use of food pantries has been rising for years

The Tax Dodge That Has Plagued the US for More Than a Decade
And why it keeps resurfacing.

Another coal export terminal bites the dust

Meet the Ordinary People Who Are Mobilizing Around Monetary Policy

Frackers are sending sludge to the Mitten State
High radiation levels mean there aren't many places you can dump your Marcellus Shale fracking waste. Michigan, residents discover, is one of them.

Accounts of Shooting Differ; Holder Is Set to Visit Ferguson

No One Wants You to Know How Bad Fukushima Might Still Be

City of Ferguson Pledges to Outfit Officers With Vest Cameras

'I Could Have Stopped Them': Ex-CIA Lawyer Defends Waterboarding Decision
In an interview, former top CIA lawyer John Rizzo says the US' waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation methods" for terror suspects had "deep trouble" written all over them. But he doesn't regret his decision to approve the measures.

Reporting on Ebola: An Abandoned 10-Year-Old, a Nervous Neighborhood

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