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Donald Trump Asks Why CIA Did Not Massacre Family of Militant With Drone

    Donald Trump Asks Why CIA Did Not Massacre Family of Militant With Drone

Greg Jaffe at the Washington Post reports that Trump has reversed an Obama-era push to get the Central Intelligence Agency out of the business of assassinating people with drone strikes (Obama had tried to shift most such operations to the Department of Defense). In the course of reviewing video of a drone strike, Trump noticed that…

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Muslim Groups Awarded Damages Over Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance

    Muslim Groups Awarded Damages Over Discriminatory NYPD Surveillance

The New York Police Department reached a settlement with Muslim-owned businesses, mosques, student groups, and others it subjected to discriminatory and suspicionless surveillance. As part of the settlement, businesses and mosques that were spied upon by the NYPD will receive damages for income lost as a result of the stigma and humiliation they suffered “for…

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How Sloppy Work by the FBI – and the Press – Led to 30 Suicides

    How Sloppy Work by the FBI – and the Press – Led to 30 Suicides

Operation Ore caused a press sensation when it began in 2002, probing what was thought to be a huge secret network of child pornography users. It ended up mired in controversy about the unjust targeting of innocent men, some of whom lost access to their children while others – some reports say as many as…

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MLK’s Children Reveal His Undelivered Speech: “America May Go to Hell”

    MLK’s Children Reveal His Undelivered Speech: “America May Go to Hell”

MEMPHIS—It has been 50 years since the world lost civil rights visionary Martin Luther King, Jr. His speeches and activism resonated with so many, and ripples of his influence continue to be felt today. At the time it happened, his murder devastated Black Americans and supporters of the civil rights struggle across the country. This…

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Nestlé to Take 200 Million Gallons of Water per Year from Michigan Town, Pay State $200

  Nestlé to Take 200 Million Gallons of Water per Year from Michigan Town, Pay State $200

FLINT, MICHIGAN – Despite the outrage from residents, Nestlé — the world’s largest food and beverage company — has just been granted the right by the state of Michigan to vastly expand its Ice Mountain Natural Spring Water plant in the town of Stanwood, allowing the company to increase the amount of water it pumps…

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YouTube Censors Abby Martin Interview Explaining Israeli Fascism in 28 Countries

  YouTube Censors Abby Martin Interview Explaining Israeli Fascism in 28 Countries

MINNEAPOLIS – Amid efforts aimed at censoring independent media, internet giants like YouTube are now moving to censor information at the behest of local governments. Though the phenomenon is not new, it appears to be expanding, as shown by YouTube’s recent decision to block a video from the Empire Files, the teleSUR program hosted by…

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Pentagon Capitalism and Silicon Valley: Google’s Drone War Project Shows Big Data’s Military Roots

  Pentagon Capitalism and Silicon Valley: Google’s Drone War Project Shows Big Data’s Military Roots

SAN FRANCISCO (Analysis) – Google — the advertising and search engine monolith that once touted its official commitment, “Don’t be evil” — has thrown its full weight behind the U.S. military-industrial complex’s fast-advancing unmanned drone program – and more than three thousand of its employees will have none of it. In a letter to Google…

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Coming Attraction: Lunatic John Bolton Loose in West Wing

  Coming Attraction: Lunatic John Bolton Loose in West Wing

John Bolton’s March 22 appointment-by-tweet as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has given “March Madness” a new and ominous meaning.  There is less than a week left to batten down the hatches before Bolton makes U.S. foreign policy worse that it already is. During a recent interview with The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill  (minutes 35 to 51) I mentioned that…

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A Timely Tale of Taxes and Toys ‘R’ Us

  A Timely Tale of Taxes and Toys ‘R’ Us

The orthodoxy that dominates today’s Republican Party — and the ranks of “business-friendly” Democrats — rests on a simple approach to economic policy. Let’s be nice, this orthodoxy holds, to rich people. Let’s be particularly nice at tax time. Let’s keep taxes on rich people, conservatives advise us, as low as possible. High taxes on…

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America’s Youth Are Rejecting Capitalism, What Do They Want Instead?

  America’s Youth Are Rejecting Capitalism, What Do They Want Instead?

Today’s youth are increasingly unhappy with the way their elders are running the world. Their ire was most recently expressed when thousands of teenagers and others across the country marched on March 24 demanding more gun control, a little over a month after more than a dozen of their peers were shot and killed at a high school in Parkland, Florida.…

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