Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Monday downplayed atrocities being committed by Syrian rebel forces and suggested that he would be willing to tolerate extremists taking over Syria because they would most likely not be allied with Iran.
Marijuana is the drug of choice for police departments nationwide. According to The War on Marijuana released today, police made over 8 million marijuana arrests between 2001 and 2010, and marijuana arrests now account for half of all drug arrests in America. Almost 90% of these are for possession
A veteran Ukrainian intelligence officer made an unusual statement recently, pledging Russian and and Ukrainian volunteers for fighting alongside the Syrian army.
Tom Gagné explains how small protests to stop the demolition of a park in Istanbul snowballed into a challenge to the government and its machinery of repression.
Could cannabis lead people away from hard drugs? That’s what this capital city is trying to find out. In a controversial public health project, Bogota will supply marijuana to 300 addicts of bazuco, a cheap cocaine derivative that generates crack-like highs and is as addictive as heroin.
Taunting and tainting opponents with the charge of anti-semitism is a long-standing Zionist ploy, familiar to everyone involved in the Israel-Palestine issue. As their support weakens in the face of evidence-based argument, Israel’s advocates have stepped up use of the accusation as a means to close down debate
“The American press is continually filled with one wildly inaccurate and conspiratorial monstrosity after another, each one quickly proven false. The stories that are proven true, the Syrian rebels’ “rape squads” kidnapping and murdering young women and girls in the occupied zones of Syria are censored.”
On Monday Bradley Manning, the young man who leaked those diplomatic cables, goes on trial in a military court in Maryland. He has pleaded guilty to 10 charges which would put him behind bars for 20 years. But that is not enough for the US military that has levelled 22 charges against him
The father of a Florida man with ties to Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev said Thursday that his son was slain "execution-style" by FBI agents last week in Orlando. Some news reports Thursday, quoting FBI and law enforcement sources, said Todashev was unarmed when he was shot.
The best hope yet for ending Syria's civil war has suffered a serious setback. The main opposition group said it would not take part in talks in Geneva in the coming weeks. President Assad says he would send negotiators, but he did not talk up the prospects for peace in a TV interview this evening.
East Mississippi Correctional Facility is hyper-violent, grotesquely filthy and dangerous. Patients with severe psychiatric disabilities go without basic mental health care. Many prisoners attempt suicide. This video is the story of a young man who succeeded.
Turkish security forces found a 2kg cylinder with sarin gas after searching the homes of Syrian militants from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front who were previously detained, Turkish media reports. The gas was reportedly going to be used in a bomb.
The European Commission said Thursday it has asked EU member states to check imports of wheat from the United States which may be tainted with a genetically modified strain made by US agrochemicals giant Monsanto.
Japan's stock market has tumbled again, as fears over the country's stimulus package and the hit shares in Tokyo.
Japanese authorities have canceled a tender offer to buy wheat from the U.S., after unapproved genetically modified wheat was found in an Oregon field, Reuters reported on Thursday. Other major wheat importers South Korea, China and the Philippines also said they were monitoring the situation
Monsanto will halt production of genetically modified corn in all of Europe, except Spain, Portugal and Czech republic. The agribusiness multinational states not to spend any more money on trials, development, marketing, court cases or anything else to get GM corn accepted in Europe.
Today, most Americans believe that the United States is on the verge of a total economic collapse and will soon be entering another Great Depression. The government believes it as well. However, unlike most Americans, the government is prepared as evidenced by DHS recent purchases
An Illinois community is rallying around a teacher who is reportedly up against disciplinary action for informing his students of their rights guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment before the high-schoolers answered a survey regarding their personal behavior.
U.S. stocks surged Tuesday as investors digested stellar economic data that appeared to put the housing and financial crises far in the rearview mirror.
On May 16th, Forth Worth police entered the home of Jarmaine Darden, 34, in search of cocaine. The raid, which does not appear to have uncovered any cocaine, ended with the 34-year-old father dead after police tased him multiple times.
FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A grandfather checking on his neighbor is shot and killed by Fort Worth police. early Tuesday morning near Woodhaven Country Club, in east Fort Worth. The victim lived nearby and heard his neighbor’s burglar alarm. Jerry Wayne Waller then went outside to see what was going on.
The speech delivered by President Barack Obama at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. last week has revealed not only a crisis within the Obama administration and increasingly bitter conflicts within the highest echelons of the state, but also, and most profoundly, a historic crisis of class rule.
On Monday the foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) met in Brussels and agreed not to renew the arms embargo against Syria. This will allow each European country to directly arm the Syrian opposition fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which was previously forbidden...
200 members of the Andalusian fieldworker union SAT in the Spanish state organized a "food expropriation." They walked into the local Carrefour and Mercandor supermarkets, loaded their trolleys with rice, beans, potatoes, bread--and left without paying a single cent.
International Socialist Review columnist Phil Gasper explains why the ruling class austerity agenda has been discredited--and at a terrible toll in human lives.
Two well-trained Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents who were involved in the killing of a Boston bombing suspect have suspiciously died. The FBI said in a statement that 41-year-old Christopher Lorek and 40-year-old Stephen Shaw were killed on May 17 as they fell out of a helicopter into water.
I try to be cynical, but I can’t keep up. Not only is Congress punting rulemaking to captured and compromised regulators, Wall Street lobbyists are now actually drafting the bills. “Wall Street writes its own laws” used to be a useful polemic, now it’s a statement of fact.
Bisphenol A is used to line drinks cans and in tests affected the way genes work in the brains of laboratory rats. Further evidence has emerged showing that a chemical used widely in plastic packaging and the lining of drinks cans may be harmful to health.
The sharp drop in Japan’s Nikkei stock market index last Thursday and subsequent global share sell-off have highlighted mounting instability in world financial markets. The Nikkei went down by 7 percent and then showed considerable volatility on Friday, before ending the day marginally higher.
Houston’s tidy-uppers aren’t waiting for a world-class event to rationalize going after homeless down-and-outers. They’ve preemptively outlawed the “crime” of dumpster diving in the Texan city.
This veteran is waiting for the year in which the Veterans For Peace, in its Memorial Day Press Release, states that Veterans mourn first, the lives America took in poor countries, both the civilian men, women and children and the patriots that fought our illegal and criminal invasions since 1945.
Over the last several weeks, there have been many news headlines containing the words "Iran" and "nuclear capability." If you listen closely, you can almost hear the drumbeats of a fresh war in the Middle East.
Every human being on every developed nation on Earth, whether living in a rural or isolated area, in the middle of a large city, or near an industrialized area, now has some 700 contaminants in their body- pesticides, pthalates, benzenes, parabens, xylenes, endrocrine disrupting chemicals...
Traces of radioactive cesium from Japan’s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have been found in water and plankton collected from all 10 points monitored across a vast stretch of the western Pacific.
Forty years ago US hospitals had a kinda, sorta, informal word of mouth “policy” to “walk slow” when a dying no-pay patient “Coded.” This “allowed” the patient to go ahead and croak before the life extending heroic measures arrived. It was that way because it was always that way.
Kanye West new rap song: "I know that we the new slaves... Meanwhile the DEA, teamed up with the CCA. They tryina lock nasses up, they tryna make new slaves. See that's the privately owned prison, get your piece today. They prolly all in the Hamptons, braggin 'bout what they made". "New Slaves" song.
As 200,000 people prepare to march against Monsanto, the Senate has overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow states to decide if genetically modified food products should be labeled.
Toking up may help marijuana users to stay slim and lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to the latest study, which suggests that cannabis compounds may help in controlling blood sugar.
Have you ever wondered how the government’s misinformation gains traction? What I have noticed is that whenever a stunning episode occurs, such as 9/11 or the Boston Marathon bombing, most everyone whether on the right or left goes along with the government’s explanation, because they can hook their agenda to the government’s account.
Russian Maritime issued an “Extreme Danger” warning for vessels nearing the U.S. Port of Mobile Alabama, as the death toll rises from an environmental disaster related to flowering Bt gmo cotton. So dangerous, are Bt toxins, scientists warned that Monsanto crops are harmful to mammalian blood...
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