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Seven Candidates for Corporate Rip-Off of the Year
-- Paul Buchheit for BuzzFlash at Truthout

How Grassroots Efforts Against Fracking Are Succeeding
-- Walter Brasch for BuzzFlash at Truthout

There’s never been a safer time to be a cop — or a more dangerous time to be a criminal

Ferguson’s dire new chapter: What happens next — and why it matters

Network Anchors Have Met with Michael Brown Shooter Darren Wilson

Are Killers Still in Charge of Our Health Care?
Even with Obamacare, US for-profit health insurance companies are still incentivized by their for-profit status to put profits ahead of people's lives.

New Counter-Terrorism Bill Will Prohibit 'Extremist' Speakers from British Universities

Longest-Serving US Prisoner in Solitary Ordered Free Again, but State Obstruction Bars His Release

Without Systemic Change, This Single College-Educated Mother Can't Find a Living-Wage Job
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Ferguson grand jury reaches decision

Police arrest a freelance journalist at a protest. The arrest violates a court order against the police department, according to the ACLU.

Uncle Sam Needs Some Better Nephews
The kingpins of Congress have spent years carving tax loopholes that help America\u2019s CEOs fleece the federal treasury. Now these kingpins are pushing a corporate tax \u2018reform\u2019 that ignores the loopholes.

Racial gap in US arrest rates: Staggering disparity

'If We Left, They Wouldn't Have Nobody'
When an assisted living home in California shut down last fall, many of its residents were left behind, with nowhere to go.

Can We Ever Recover from the Murder of John Kennedy?

Mexico Moves Detained Protesters to Maximum Security Prisons

Facing a possible 60 years in prison for firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons, Marissa Alexander agreed Monday to a plea deal that effectively ends the four-year old criminal case against her.

Tallying Up Returns on Corporations' Political Investments

The Democratic Party Must Find Its Core Values in Order to Become Relevant Again

Obama’s immigration order won’t help farmworkers. What can?

Tough Lessons for Rahm
The number of black educators in Chicago's public schools dropped precipitously. With actions that disproportionately affected black teachers, that pattern continued under Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Five candidates to replace Hagel
While Obama has several possible candidates, the choice is complicated by the fact that he will have to get his nominee past a Republican-controlled Senate next year.

Here's Why Hawaii's Anti-GMO Laws Matter

Here Are All The Cases Of Sexual Harassment Thrown Out Because Of One Supreme Court Decision

South Pacific islands prepare to sue French government for $1billion over nuclear tests

US companies supply eavesdropping gear to Central Asian autocrats
Surveillance gear generally falls outside US export controls.

41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed: US drone strikes – the facts on the ground

Sandra Steingraber | Why I Am in Jail

Postal Workers Push Back Against Privatization and Post Office Closures

A New Canal Through Central America Could Have Devastating Consequences
The ramificiations of the proposed route have environmentalists worried, and for good reason.

US-Supplied Weapons Are Already Ending Up in ISIS Hands

Man Allegedly Tortured by UK and US for Nearly a Decade Wins Right to Sue Britain

The New Microsavings: Community-Driven Lending
While microfinancial institutions in developing countries tend to fail without outside volunteers, microsavings groups owned and organized by the communities that use them are on the rise.

After nuclear phase-out, Germany debates scrapping coal

Oklahoma Ignores Link Between Record Number of Earthquakes and Fracking Wastewater Disposal Wells

New high school course: ‘How to deal with cops’

Politicians Who Regulate Big Cable Invest in AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon

Texas oil company pleads guilty to dumping wastewater into Gulf

Now e-cigarettes can give you malware
Better for your lungs, worse for your hard drives, e-cigarettes can potentially infect a computer if plugged in to charge.

Dispatch from Syria: US Bombing Campaign Driving Wave of ISIS Support

Killings by Utah police outpacing gang, drug, child-abuse homicides
Over a five-year period, data show that fatal shootings by police officers in Utah ranked second only to homicides of intimate partners.

Family, Lawmakers Meeting With Prosecutors After Police Shooting Death Of Unarmed Brooklyn Man Ruled Homicide

The 'big dogs' will sue over net neutrality regardless, says FCC head
The chair of the federal communications commission, Tom Wheeler, is preparing for a battle over net neutrality.

Louisiana village issues ban on pit bulls and rottweilers, expects to collect them for "disposal" by December 1

Sanders Joins Warren in Opposing Obama's Wall Street Nominee for Treasury

Can Green Bonds Bankroll a Clean Energy Revolution?

Anonymous Targets Cleveland Police After 12-Year-Old’s Death

Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels

Media Goes Wild Over Hagel Firing But Not Obama's Secret Afghanistan Reversal

Australians target eco-unfriendly banks
'Ethical' banking surges after big banks lent out $16 billion for coal, oil and gas projects in Australia since 2008.

China Shale Boom Fizzles as Clean Energy, Imports Take Lead

Where Oil and Politics Mix
After an unusual land deal, a giant spill and a tanker-train explosion, anxiety began to ripple across the North Dakota prairie.

Countries Without Militaries
More than 20 nations lack standing armies - and it's not always about pacifism.

Israeli officer charged in shooting death of Palestinian teen

Thai editor sentenced to jail for defaming king

They Believe in Teachers and in Education for All: Why Finland's Kids Often Top League Tables

Vietnam, Agent Orange, and GMOs
An Agent Orange maker is being welcomed back to Vietnam to grow genetically modified organisms.

Click Here to See If You’re Under Surveillance

US policies in Mexico have made bad situation worse
Missing Mexican students are collateral damage of drug-war capitalism.

Henry Giroux: Marginalized Youth Must Challenge the System That Oppresses Them

The Longest Wrongful Imprisonment in US History Is Over

Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptographer

Black Friday highlights the contrast between rich and poor

DHS Set to Destroy Governmentwide Network Surveillance Records

What "Free Trade" Has Done to Central America
Warnings about the human and environmental costs of \u201cfree trade\u201d went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

Who will stop Wal-Mart from 'wreaking havoc' on the American Dream?

Blockadia on Trial: What the Jury Did Not Hear

Extreme Weather Will Be ‘New Climate Normal’ Without Immediate Action, Warns World Bank

US, Canada & Ukraine vote against Russia’s anti-Nazism resolution at UN

Left Out of Obama’s New Plan: The Immigrants Excluded

Greenpeace Activist Injured in Confrontation with Spanish Navy

CIA's Torturous Maneuvers on Torture
The CIA is fighting congressional demands to release a report on its covert program for torturing \u201cwar on terror\u201d suspects, even as the spy agency contemplates a reorganization that could give the covert-action side more ways to bend the truth.

The Antitax Push Has Done Harm to State and Local Government

What’s a CEO Really Worth? Too Many Companies Simply Don’t Know

The Fight for $15.37 an Hour: How a Coalition Pushed for a Hotel Workers' Minimum Wage

Bigger Health Care Providers Mean Bigger Profits, But Not Always Better Care
Hospitals are buying private physician practices left and right, and state attorneys general should consider whether such mega-providers violate anti-trust laws.

Malarkey on the Potomac: Five Bedrock Washington Assumptions That Are Hot Air
People in Washington don't have time for reality. They're lost in a world of their own.

Police: Woman Saying She's 'Ready For Ferguson' Shoots, Kills Self By Accident

Highest-value terror detainees excluded from Senate investigation of CIA torture

Dean Baker | Seven Years After: Why This Recovery Is Still a Turkey

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign

Senegal Arrests Five Women Under The Country’s Draconian Anti-Homosexual Law

Iran nuclear talks extended to 2015

The Craving for Democracy
Many people are unwilling to participate in an electoral game that does not provide any form of genuine popular control over decisions that affect people's well-being and freedom.

Trade Agreement With Iceland Might Allow Japan To Bypass Effect Of Whaling Sanctions

Deforestation, "Development" Connected to Spread of Ebola in West Africa

As climate changes, park loses glaciers for which it is named

Faith in the age of mass incarceration: Healing Communities training in Northern Illinois

Meet the Fortune 500 Companies Funding the Political Resegregation of the US

Wall Street’s taxpayer scam: How local governments get fleeced — and so do you