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Wall Street Admits Curing Diseases is Bad for Business

    Wall Street Admits Curing Diseases is Bad for Business

Goldman Sachs has outdone itself this time. That’s saying a lot for an investment firm that both helped cause and then exploited a global economic meltdown, increasing its own wealth and power while helping to boot millions of Americans out of their homes. But now Goldman Sachs is openly saying in financial reports that curing people…

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6 Democrats Just Voted With GOP to Confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

    6 Democrats Just Voted With GOP to Confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

With the help of six Democrats and Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), the Senate on Thursday helped President Donald Trump move one step closer to completing his war cabinet by confirming the ultra-hawkish torture supporter Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State by a vote of 57-42. “The Senate has made a mistake of historic proportions by…

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Video: IDF Soldiers Block Road, Shoot Unarmed Protesters, Celebrate on Camera

    Video: IDF Soldiers Block Road, Shoot Unarmed Protesters, Celebrate on Camera

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Israeli human rights group B’Tselem released a video on Tuesday that shows an Israeli soldier celebrating and shouting “that son of a bitch” after shooting an unarmed Palestinian protester with a rubber-coated metal bullet in the town of Madama in Palestine’s West Bank. The video, taken on April 13, also shows…

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Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars

    Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars

In the first two parts of this report, I have estimated that about 2.4 million people have been killed as a result of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, while about 1.2 million have been killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan as a result of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan.  In the third and final part of this report, I will…

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Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill Second Palestinian Journalist

  Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill Second Palestinian Journalist

After Yaser Murtaja, Ahmed Abu Hussein, another Gazan photojournalist‎, who was seriously injured last Friday while documenting the March of Return, succumbed to injuries Wednesday afternoon, Gaza’s Health Ministry has said. Hussein‎ was stationed at a permissible distance from the border fence when an Israeli sniper shot the 24-year-old journalist in the stomach, causing grave injuries.…

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War Pressure Builds as Iran and Israel Each Vow to Respond to Other’s Escalations

  War Pressure Builds as Iran and Israel Each Vow to Respond to Other’s Escalations

TEHRAN, IRAN – Iran has no intention of letting Tel Aviv get off scot-free after the Israeli military struck an alleged Iranian air-defense system at the T4 base in Syria earlier this month, according to a senior military official in Tehran who promised that the Islamic Republic “cannot remain indifferent” to escalations by Israel, the…

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Bolivia Scrambles to Maintain South American Unity Amid US Support For Right Wing Governments

  Bolivia Scrambles to Maintain South American Unity Amid US Support For Right Wing Governments

QUITO, ECUADOR — Bolivia plans on struggling hard to maintain the unity of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), after half of its member states declared the indefinite suspension of their participation in the regional organization, President Evo Morales told reporters yesterday. “We are going to make all the efforts to reach consensus to…

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Jesus Rodriguez, ex-Cónsul General to US, Discusses Maduro, Petro, Venezuelan Grit

  Jesus Rodriguez, ex-Cónsul General to US, Discusses Maduro, Petro, Venezuelan Grit

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — With U.S. sanctions suffocating the South American nation of Venezuela, incumbent President, and U.S. target, Nicolas Maduro is preparing for an election in late May that will likely result in his retaining his office. This is unfortunate for Washington, which has thrown its lot in via millions of dollars lavished on an…

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America’s Most “Jewish” Secular College Votes to Divest from Israel

  America’s Most “Jewish” Secular College Votes to Divest from Israel

NEW YORK – Students at Barnard College just voted overwhelmingly to ask the school’s administration to divest from and boycott eight companies that do business with Israel and profit from the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians. Barnard, a women’s college that is part of Columbia University, passed the referendum by a 64 to 36 percent…

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As Humanitarian Crisis Deepens, US Refuses to Say There Are Civilians in Gaza 

  As Humanitarian Crisis Deepens, US Refuses to Say There Are Civilians in Gaza 

GAZA – Though Gaza has long been the target of Israeli hostility – which has ranged from a decades-long illegal blockade of the area to several wars of aggression – this year has arguably been unlike any other for Palestinians who call the Gaza Strip their home, as airstrikes pound the area and its infrastructure…

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