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Venezuela Ties Maduro Assassination Attempt to the U.S. and Colombia

    Venezuela Ties Maduro Assassination Attempt to the U.S. and Colombia

Following the attempt on Venezuelan Nicolas Maduro’s life with two explosive-laden drones on Saturday, the President promised to get to the bottom of the failed plot. Last night he showed that his government has learned some things at least, and Maduro says there is still more evidence to come. Prior to releasing the evidence, Maduro announced that he…

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US Senate Calls On Julian Assange To Testify in Russia Investigation

    US Senate Calls On Julian Assange To Testify in Russia Investigation

Julian Assange has been asked to testify before the US Senate Intelligence Committee as part of their Russia investigation, according to a letter posted by the official WikiLeaks Twitter account. The letter, delivered to Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, reads in part: “As part of the inquiry, the Committee requests that you make…

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ALEC Scheme To Let Lawmakers Chose Their Voters Exposed

    ALEC Scheme To Let Lawmakers Chose Their Voters Exposed

When the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) convenes its 45th annual meeting of legislators and corporate lobbyists at the swank Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel on August 8, it will serve up a veritable banquet of union-busting, gerrymandering, pro-fossil fuel, and school privatization proposals for lawmakers to take back home. Welcoming the ALEC crowd will…

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Amnesty Demands Independent Probe of Civilians Massacred During US Annihilation of Raqqa

    Amnesty Demands Independent Probe of Civilians Massacred During US Annihilation of Raqqa

Amnesty International on Monday is urging the U.S.-led military coalition targeting the Islamic State in Syria to launch an independent investigation into the full scale of civilian carnage it may have caused in its brutal Raqqa offensive last year. The siege took place between June and October 2017—right after Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis announced the…

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American Islamophobia’s Fake Facts

  American Islamophobia’s Fake Facts

Anti-Muslim activists in the United States were operating in a “post-truth era” and putting out “alternative facts” long before those phrases entered the language. For the last decade, they have been spreading provable falsehoods through their well-organized network of publications and websites. A major theme of those falsehoods is telling the U.S. public that Islam…

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Trump Wants to Make America Great Again on Earth and Also in Space

  Trump Wants to Make America Great Again on Earth and Also in Space

When Donald Trump declared it was time to Make America Great Again, he didn’t just mean here on Earth. As he directed the Pentagon in June to create a new branch of the armed services devoted just to space warfare, Trump declared, “It is not enough to have an American presence in space.We must have American dominance in space.”…

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Upset By The New York Times “Racist” Hire? A Brief History of Racism at the U.S.’ “Paper of Record”

  Upset By The New York Times “Racist” Hire? A Brief History of Racism at the U.S.’ “Paper of Record”

NEW YORK — On Wednesday, the New York Times’ announcement of its most recent hire — South Korean-American journalist Sarah Jeong — quickly sparked controversy following the emergence of Jeong’s past racist tweets targeting Caucasians. The tweets — which included comparing “dumbass fucking white people” to dogs, asserting that white people would “go extinct soon,”…

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How Security Clearances Perpetuate Top-Level Corruption in the United States

  How Security Clearances Perpetuate Top-Level Corruption in the United States

President Donald Trump is threatening to take away the security clearances of a number of former senior intelligence and security officers who have been extremely critical of him. Most Americans were unaware that any ex-officials continued to hold clearances after they retired and the controversy has inevitably raised the question why that should be so. Unfortunately, there…

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Librarians in Oregon Trained to Administer Drug Used to Prevent Deaths

  Librarians in Oregon Trained to Administer Drug Used to Prevent Deaths

Although librarians are best known for worrying about overdue books, lately many have been concerned about overdoses, too. This summer, the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon, is conducting a pilot effort at five libraries to train managers to administer naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose long enough for the…

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VIPS to Trump: Intel on Iran May Actually be CATASTROPHIC

  VIPS to Trump: Intel on Iran May Actually be CATASTROPHIC

August 1, 2018 MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Intelligence on Iran Fails the Smell Test Mr. President: As the George W. Bush administration revved up to attack Iraq 15 years ago, we could see no compelling reason for war.  We decided, though, to give President Bush the benefit of the doubt…

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