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…)

Steve Coll The New Yorker

To the defense of Erbil: this was the main cause that drew President Obama back to combat in Iraq last week, two and a half years after he fulfilled a campaign pledge and pulled the last troops out. (more…)

Businessinsider.com

The National Security Agency secretly tried to delete part of a public court transcript after believing one of its lawyers may have accidentally revealed classified information in a court case over alleged illegal surveillance.(more…)

Detroit News

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said the recent reports about Dearborn being home to the second largest number of people on a secret government list of suspected terrorists have cast a negative perception.(more…)

 

Marjorie Cohn ICH

By sending vast amounts of military aid to Israel, members of the US Congress, President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel have aided and abetted the commission of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity (more…)

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