Chris Hedges embarks on a long, ranging discussion with political philosopher and former professor of politics at Princeton University Sheldon Wolin on the state of American democracy and the rise of corporate capitalism.
Protesters in the US continue to demand justice for Michael Brown, a black teen killed by a police officer. His death brought attention to issues of race, inequality and police brutality. Rallies grow loud, but the government answers by pouring more heavily-armed cops against the activists.
A colossal sunspot large enough to be seen with the naked eye now blemishes the nearside of the sun, covering an area wide enough to comfortably fit 10 Earths side by side. The new sunspot, dubbed AR 12192, is the largest observed since 1990.
Thierry Leyne, a French-Israeli banker and partner of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former IMF chief found dead Thursday after jumping off the 23rd floor of one of the Yoo towers, a prestigious residential complex in Tel Aviv, the 16th financial services executive death this year.
United States Department of Labor caught Electronics Imaging, a multimillion dollar corporation in California in an investigation, found eight employees" flown in from India to work 120-hour weeks for $1.21 per hour. EFI was charged $3,500. Company earned $109 million last year, CEO "earned" $6 Mil.
According to the Media Advisory; “the $ 25 million ‘Factor GMO’ study will investigate the health effects of a genetically modified (GMO) crop that has been in our food and animal feed supplies for many years. It will answer the question: Is this GMO food and associated pesticide safe for human health?
A Washington, DC jury has convicted one former Blackwater guard of murder and three more from the private military company of voluntary manslaughter in connection with infamous 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 14 civilians dead and 17 others injured.
From the nurses description of the lack of any ebola protocols among the staff and the absence of isolation and protective suiting, it will be a miracle if large numbers of people were not infected. If you think you can have any confidence in health authorities, disabuse yourself of the idea by reading the nurses’ statement:
E15 GMO corn will ruin your engine if your car was made before 2012, warns AAA, and though the EPA has promoted this GMO fuel, numerous car manufacturers are saying that they won’t honor E15 GMO ethanol damage under warranties.
Three months ago, CEO of Total, Christophe de Margerie, dared utter the phrase heard around the petrodollar world, “There is no reason to pay for oil in dollars,”was killed in a business jet crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow after the aircraft hit a snow-plough on take-off,snow-plough driver was also killed.
The United States has withheld assurances from Germany that the Ebola virus - among other related diseases - would not be weaponized in the event of Germany exporting it to the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases
Georgia says it will allow the opening of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) training center on its soil despite pressure from Russia, Press TV reports.
UN human rights officials have condemned local authorities of the US city of Detroit for cutting off water supplies to thousands of residents over unpaid bills. Detroit closed the taps for more than 27,000 people this year. "It is contrary to human rights to disconnect water from people who simply do not have the means to pay their bills,
Family members of Press TV’s American-Lebanese correspondent, Serena Shim, say they do not believe their daughter died in a normal accident in Turkey.
No matter how small the injury, death is almost certain, according to the activist, who says the victims literally burn from the inside out once the chemical enters their blood stream
If any American soldiers in Liberia contract the deadly Ebola virus, they will be quarantined, stabilized, and evacuated to a medical facility for treatment, said the Ebola mission commander. Over 500 American troops are in West Africa.
Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Pehochinsky expressed disappointmentt Ukraine hasn’t paid for 100,000 tons of Polish coal. Ukraine one of world’s top coal consumers, 7th largest reserves. Coal production in Ukraine suffered, result of fighting where 90 percent of country’s coal mines located. Most closed down because of the war.
Models of Apple’s higher-end portable computer, the MacBook Pro, have come to the end of their three-year extended warranties. That leaves their owners at the mercy of Apple when something goes wrong, and at minimum thousands of the computers have had the same computer-killing problem with their graphics processing unit. Apple has not publicly admitted that the machines have a problem.
New San Francisco smartphone app promises to deliver cannabis right to your door aimed at making access to medical marijuana easier. patient can upload their California ID and valid medical marijuana prescription into the app’s database, which is verified by dispensaries.
Since January 1st, Colorado brought in more than $45.2 million in taxes from marijuana sales, including licenses and fees. Medical marijuana numbers are similar pattern $32.2 million purchased in August.
The West African virus has succeeded in isolating America, new Reuters poll reveals, nearly half of Americans are so concerned about the Ebola outbreak that they are avoiding international air travel.
Pennsylvania legislator Representative Marty Flynn, Democrat from Scranton exchanged gunfire with a would-be robber who tried to mug him and another lawmaker near the statehouse. Four teenagers were arrested and charged with attempted homicide and other offenses.
Russia is developing a hybrid nuclear reactor that uses both nuclear fusion and fission, said head of leading nuclear research facility. The project is open for international collaboration, particularly from Chinese scientists.
"At this point of the crusade against the Islamic State, it is very important that attacks take place in every country that has entered into the alliance against the Islamic State, especially the US, UK, France, Australia and Germany."
The mysterious workings of a Pentagon office that oversees clandestine operations are unraveling in federal court, where a criminal investigation has exposed a secret weapons program entwined with allegations of a sweetheart contract, fake badges and trails of destroyed evidence.
Edward Snowden may not have a Nobel Prize or be able to go home, but he’s got a statue in Manhattan and a blockbuster new documentary, where he tells the behind the scenes story of his decision to go public with terabytes of classified government docs.
Islamic State forces have made new gains in Kobani, now controlling about 40 percent of the Syrian town of Kobani on the Turkish border and might well capture it;Deputy US National Security Adviser Tony Blinken.
Japan announced in September it would be returning to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary next year with a remodeled scientific program. Japan has long taken advantage of a loophole in the International Whaling Commission’s 1986 moratorium on commercial whaling that allows the killing of whales for scientific research, leftover whale products to be sold on the market.
13 states, District of Columbia plan to cancel policies out of compliance with Affordable Care Act because they don’t offer level of coverage law requires. Virginia hardest hit, 250,000 policies expected to be canceled, higher deductibles and expenses. Voters notified by November 1, right before Nov. 4 elections.
Panetta: Obama’s measures against Putin were not enough to stop him in Ukraine. "I would have taken very tough positions with regards to Putin."Proposed strong military options over crisis in Ukraine, further “sanctions” against Russia, providing “military aid to Ukraine.”
English is not the spoken language in a record 20 percent of American homes, a study has found. Arabic and Urdu Pakistan’s national language are the fastest-growing languages spoken in US houses, according to the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).
Female Kurdish fighters ignite fear into Islamic State militants, who believe that they’ll go straight to hell if they are killed by a woman. According to YPG Kurdish People’s Protection Units commander, half the jihadists on the border killed by women fighters. Women fighters one third of Kurdish resistance.
The aggressive and mindless stance that Washington’s warmongers have taken toward Russia and China have shattered the accomplishment of Reagan and Gorbachev.
As the United States charges once more into war, little debate has centered on the actual utility of war. Instead, policymakers and pundits have focused their comments on combating the latest danger to our nation and its interests as posed by Islamic State militants.
As Col. House outlines the plot to return the US to full “British” control, under the guise of the League of Nations, he describes a “system of thought control” that today is stronger than ever.
You and I are not allowed to know about the existence of giants in History! By whom? By the Academia, media, State Triumvirate! Then how did we find out? Well, look at all these century old press items from days of yore,
After learning that his home was in foreclosure in July 2013, James Cheeseman received an even more unpleasant surprise when he showed up in court the following January. He was told that his mortgage loan had been sold by JP Morgan Chase and purchased by a company he had never heard of before - LVS Financial.
The threat of a formidable Islamic State grows, as the Pakistani Taliban pledged support to the fearsome terrorist group and urged other Middle Eastern extremists to be part of the effort to repel the alleged Western campaign against Islam.
It seems that, perhaps, Israel’s latest slaughter of defenseless Palestinians may have been a bit too much even for the United States to condone. In what may be the US’s harshest, although still quite mild, criticism of its puppet master, President Barack Obama said that the plan to increase illegal settlement building could alienate Israel from ‘even its closest allies.’
Major US corporate cartels are reportedly geared to become the main beneficiaries of the so-called US-led coalition against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists. According the LA Times, giant military contractor Raytheon has won a new deal to provide the US military with more Tomahawk cruise missiles that could be fired into Iraq and Syria.
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