Commondreams.org

New video footage from a cell phone camera at the scene of a deadly shooting by two St. Louis Metropolitan police  officers two days ago strongly betrays the depiction of the killing given by the department in the aftermath of the incident. (more…)

The U.S. military is banning and blocking employees from visiting The Intercept in an apparent effort to censor news reports that contain leaked government secrets. (more…)

Desmond Tutu  Haaretz

The past weeks have witnessed unprecedented action by members of civil society across the world against the injustice of Israel’s disproportionately brutal response to the firing of missiles from Palestine.  (more…)

Independent U.K.

As anger erupted again on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a human rights team from Amnesty International worked on the ground in the US for the first time ever. (more…)

One in seven Americans, more than 46 million people, including 12 million children, rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families, according to a new study released today by Feeding America, the nation’s largest provider of charitable food assistance to low-income Americans. (more…)

The “war on terror” has come home — and it’s wreaking havoc on innocent American lives. The culprit is the militarization of the police. (more…)

Huffington Post

An Al Jazeera America news crew covering the tension in Ferguson, Missouri was hit with tear gas by police on Wednesday. (more…)

Ellen Brown  ICH Argentina was the richest country in Latin America before decades of neoliberal and IMF-imposed economic policies drowned it in debt. A severe crisis in 2001 plunged it into the largest sovereign debt default in history. In 2005, it renegotiated its debt with most of its creditors at a 70% “haircut.” But the opportunist “vulture funds,” which had bought Argentine debt at distressed prices, held out for 100 cents on the dollar. (more…)

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