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- Glenn Greenwald: “The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria”
- Pew: 62 percent of Venezuelans view the U.S. favorably compared to 37 percent of Venezuelans who view Cuba favorably
- Enrollment at the elite schools in the U.S. is still mostly filled by students from wealthy families [Read More...]
>Posted to Firedoglake on 27 August 2014 | 12:45 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One of two men vying to become the president of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, pulled his observers Wednesday from an audit of the country’s disputed election over concerns of widespread fraud in a move that throws the already contentious election into further crisis.
The U.S. brokered the audit of the eight million [Read More...]
>Posted to Politics – The Huffington Post on 27 August 2014 | 12:40 pm
“Embed Image”? Ha ha! Ew.
OK, I’m going to have to admit up front that there are some gun stories that just have to get told today. Well, I mean, unless Burger King buys Bárðarbunga this morning or something.
But there’s more to life than just GunFAIL, of course. And if any of it happens, we’ll be sure to bring it up, with the help of [Read More...]
>Posted to Daily Kos on 27 August 2014 | 12:30 pm
What do rigged corporate trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Treaty, an international climate agreement to be signed in 2015, have in common? They are both tools being pushed by the power elite to rip away our hopes for democracy and to commodify all things to monetize them for profit. [Read More...]
>Posted to NationofChange on 27 August 2014 | 5:37 am
John Crawford III was carrying an unpackaged BB/pellet rifle he picked up in the toy department before he was killed by police.
Surveillance video shows an Ohio man talking on a cell phone, leaning on a toy gun, and facing away from officers moments before police shot and killed him in a Walmart store, according to an attorney [Read More...]
>Posted to AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed on 26 August 2014 | 9:02 pm
Here’s Why Officer Darren Wilson will NOT Get Convicted (and will probably not even get indicted) Let’s pretend, for the sake of this discussion, that the following worst-case scenario actually occurred: 1. There was a scuffle at the police car, … Continue reading → [Read More...]
>Posted to American Liberal on 20 August 2014 | 3:17 pm
39,000 Hawai’i MoveOn Members Help Keep Social Security Expansion Champion Brian Schatz in the Senate
HONOLULU — After a multi-week grassroots effort led by volunteers in Hawai’i, MoveOn members helped mobilize thousands of voters for Senator Brian Schatz in the state’s Democratic primary. Schatz, who ran on a strong progressive platform and his track record in the Senate championing Social Security, won the Democratic nomination last night b [Read More...]
>Posted to MoveOn.Org | Democracy In Action on 16 August 2014 | 1:43 pm
Progressive Liberal Democrat and Air Force Veteran John Liming describes the motivation for his daily blogging, “I want to do what I can to help protect and preserve The Heart And Soul of my Beloved Homeland, America!” from Blue Heart … Continue reading
Progressive political blogger David Swanson is the author of “When the World Outlawed War,” “War Is A Lie” and “Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union. Swanson has played a key role in many progressive activities, … Continue reading
This Can’t Be Happening is a news collective originally founded in 2004 as a blog by Dave Lindorff. The collective now also includes John Grant, Linn Washington and Charles M. Young, who share Dave’s profound frustration with the establishment corporate … Continue reading
Chris Weigant, political commentator, author, and blogger, has been a regular contributor to The Huffington Post since 2006. Chris describes his political outlook as “left libertarian.” From Chris Weigant’s blog Marijuana Donor Dollars The national Democratic Party is reluctant to … Continue reading
Award-Winning journalist and author of Empire Burlesque – High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium, Chris Floyd blogs about the American political scene. News from Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque Great Moments in the History of Beheading From T.J. … Continue reading
Barry Lando, former producer with 60 Minutes and author of “Web of Deceit-the History of Western Complicity in Iraq from Churchill to Kennedy to G.W. Bush” blogs mainly on U.S. policy in the Middle East and Central Asia. News from … Continue reading
The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) promotes a strong, progressive agenda, called “The Progressive Promise–Fairness for All”. The four core principles of the Progressive Promise are: 1. Fighting for economic justice and security for all; 2. Protecting and preserving our civil … Continue reading