CHRIS HEDGES: THE POLITICS OF CULTURAL DESPAIR

Princeton, New Jersey - The physical and moral decay of the United States and the malaise it has spawned have predictable results....

Bolivia: First Election Since US-Backed Coup Pits Right against Left, Rich Against Poor and White against Everyone Else

BOLIVIA: FIRST ELECTION SINCE US-BACKED COUP PITS RIGHT AGAINST LEFT, RICH AGAINST POOR AND WHITE AGAINST EVERYONE ELSE

Eleven months after a U.S-backed military coup overthrew the democratically elected Evo Morales and his Movement to Socialism party,...

 
 
 

FCC HEAD AND INTERNET'S MOST HATED MAN AJIT PAI JUST VOWED TO KILL FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS ONLINE

Citing “censorship outcry” from the three branches of government, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced yesterday via tweet the agency's...

A Historical Reckoning: Oxford Study Challenges Israel's Claims Concerning Palestinian Refugees

A HISTORICAL RECKONING: OXFORD STUDY CHALLENGES ISRAEL'S CLAIMS CONCERNING PALESTINIAN REFUGEES

There needs to be a fundamental change in the way Palestinian refugees are seen, no longer as victims but as people with rights who...

 
 
 
David Price Takes on the CIA Over Its Secret Torture Program, But Is He Asking the Right Questions?

DAVID PRICE TAKES ON THE CIA OVER ITS SECRET TORTURE PROGRAM, BUT IS HE ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS?

Democratic Congressman David Price wants the CIA to come clean about its Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation program which detained,...

Questions Surround Timing and Details of Trump's Recent Yemen Prisoner Exchange

QUESTIONS SURROUND TIMING AND DETAILS OF TRUMP'S RECENT YEMEN PRISONER EXCHANGE

SANA'A, YEMEN - “ Lak Al Hamd Ya Allah. ” These words, which translate roughly from Arabic into “All thanks be to God,” were the first...

 
 
 
Western Anger as China, Russia Elected to UN Human Rights Council and Saudi Arabia Rejected

WESTERN ANGER AS CHINA, RUSSIA ELECTED TO UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL AND SAUDI ARABIA REJECTED

In a secret ballot at the United Nations yesterday, Saudi Arabia was rejected for a position on the body's 47-country Human Rights...

55 MILLION PEOPLE FACE FAMINE AS COVID-RAVAGED ECONOMIES FAIL TO MEET FUNDING GOALS

More than 55 million people in seven countries are in desperate need of COVID-19-related famine relief. That is according to a new...

 
 
 

PHILIPPINES TO ROLL OUT NATIONAL ID AS SURVEILLANCE STATE SPREADS ACROSS THE WORLD

The Philippine Statistics Authority , the central organism tasked with collecting, compiling, and analyzing data in the southeast Asian...

How a Black Evangelical Denomination was Duped into “Blessing” Israel

HOW A BLACK EVANGELICAL DENOMINATION WAS DUPED INTO “BLESSING” ISRAEL

The Church of God in Christ, or COGIC, is certainly not the first evangelical group to embrace the state of Israel. But unlike most...

 
 
 

IMF SEIZES ON PANDEMIC TO PAVE WAY FOR PRIVATIZATION IN 81 COUNTRIES

The enormous economic dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic offers a unique opportunity to fundamentally alter the structure...

CRITICS SAY NEW IRAN SANCTIONS DESIGNED TO “CHOKE OFF HUMANITARIAN EXPORTS” AMID PANDEMIC

Yesterday the State Department announced the beginnings of yet more sanctions on Iran, this time targeting the country's financial...

 
 
 
Four Years Ago, US Bombs Killed Hundreds at a Yemeni Funeral. Those Bombs Are Still Used Today

FOUR YEARS AGO, US BOMBS KILLED HUNDREDS AT A YEMENI FUNERAL. THOSE BOMBS ARE STILL USED TODAY

Ten-year-old Ahmed Radwan al-Khazan holds his father's photo in one hand and a wilted rose in the other. He sits on a chair surrounded...

WORLD BANK: UP TO 150 MILLION MORE PEOPLE WILL LIVE IN EXTREME POVERTY BY 2021

A new report from the World Bank estimates that the number of people living in extreme poverty around the world will increase by between...

 
 
 

NEW DARPA-FUNDED TECH PROMISES TO DIAGNOSE COVID-19 THROUGH IMPLANTABLE BIOCHIP

The POC diagnostics market stands at about $18.8 billion globally, according to recent market trends , and is expected to grow by a...

FOLLOWING US PRESSURE, AID TO YEMEN FALLS TO JUST 25 CENTS PER DAY

Home to what the United Nations has described as “the world's worst humanitarian crisis,” Yemen is on the brink of total disaster after...

 
 
 

FLINT-LINKED VEOLIA MERGER BRINGS WATER PRIVATIZATION CLOSER TO “GLOBAL REALITY”

Veolia, one of the world's largest private water corporations, has just announced the acquisition of 29.9 percent of Suez Water, another...

UK COURT DECISION ON VENEZUELA GOLD DEALS BLOW TO REGIME CHANGE EFFORTS

A United Kingdom court has handed the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro a major win today, overturning a previous ruling from...

 
 
 

CHRIS HEDGES: TRUMP'S BARRETT NOMINATION ANOTHER STEP TOWARD CHRISTIAN FASCISM

Princeton, New Jersey - The Christian Right is content to have the focus on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett revolve around...

Yemen: Finding Ways to Fight Back Against Saudi Arabia's War on Electricity

YEMEN: FINDING WAYS TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST SAUDI ARABIA'S WAR ON ELECTRICITY

Amid the scorching desert heat, Yemen's southern provinces suffer frequent blackouts. An hour and a half of power followed by 12-hour...

 
 
 



Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film

Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film

Pope Francis endorsed gay civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for a feature-length documentary that made its premiere at the Rome Film Festival on... Read more ...

AP: OxyContin maker to plead guilty to 3 criminal charges, agrees to $8...

AP: OxyContin maker to plead guilty to 3 criminal charges, agrees to $8 billion settlement

Purdue Pharma will plead guilty to three counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws, the AP reports. Read more ...

Louisville officer involved in Breonna Taylor case says shooting had...

Louisville officer involved in Breonna Taylor case says shooting had 'nothing to do with race'

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, a Louisville police officer who was one of the officers involved in the March raid where Breonna Taylor was killed, says the shooting had "nothing to... Read more ...

Watch Now: Pope Francis endorses civil union for gay couples

Watch Now: Pope Francis endorses civil union for gay couples

In a new documentary film, Pope Francis voices his support for same-sex couples to be protected under civil union laws. Read more ...

AP: OxyContin maker to plead guilty to 3 criminal charges, agrees to $8...

AP: OxyContin maker to plead guilty to 3 criminal charges, agrees to $8 billion settlement

Purdue Pharma will plead guilty to three counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws, the AP reports. Read more ...

Report: Tax records show President Trump tried to land projects in China...

Report: Tax records show President Trump tried to land projects in China, NYT reports

President Trump spent a decade pursuing projects in China and forging a partnership with a major government-controlled company, according to a report by The New York Times. Read more ...

Iowa reports 31 additional deaths, record COVID-19 hospitalizations

Iowa reports 31 additional deaths, record COVID-19 hospitalizations

Iowa reported 31 additional COVID-19 deaths and another 1,276 new positive cases Wednesday. Read more ...

Everyone in US gets a free taco after stolen base in Game 1 of World Series

Everyone in US gets a free taco after stolen base in Game 1 of World Series

TAMPA - While fans of the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers were cheering on their teams in Game 1 of the World Series, many others were excited over winning free... Read more ...

Parents of 545 children separated at US-Mexico border can't be found

Parents of 545 children separated at US-Mexico border can't be found

SAN DIEGO - Court-appointed lawyers said Tuesday that they have been unable to find parents of 545 children who were separated at the U.S. border with Mexico early in the Trump... Read more ...

Mookie Betts' big World Series night was a Red Sox nightmare

Mookie Betts' big World Series night was a Red Sox nightmare

The tacos won't be quite as crunchy in Boston. Mookie Betts, whose stolen bases earned the country free Taco Bell, starred in the Dodgers' 8-3 Game 1 World Series win over the... Read more ...