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Another Demand for Proof That Alleged Russian Hacking Aided Trump Campaign

More than 20 U.S. intelligence, military and diplomatic veterans call on President Obama to release the evidence or admit that validation is lacking.

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Tyranny at Standing Rock: The Government’s Divide-and-Conquer Strategy Is Working

We’re seeing martial law sold to the public as a necessity for keeping the peace in North Dakota.

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 READ MORE



Who’s Getting Rich Off Student Loans in the United States?

Student debt is an industry worth $140 billion a year. And it got that way because the federal government relinquished control over the student loan program.

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling, in Prison and Fighting for His Life

The Obama administration has made an example of Jeffrey Sterling, the first whistleblower convicted under the Espionage Act. Now the former CIA agent is being denied proper medical care in the federal detention center where he is imprisoned after being sentenced to three years.

Posted on Sep 24, 2016 READ MORE



More Bad News About Water Safety Could Affect Millions of Americans

A new Harvard study reveals excessive levels of toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other ailments.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE



Neither Snow Nor Rain

For more than two centuries, the postal system has been a fundamental part of American life. But modern technology has raised serious questions about its viability.

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 READ MORE



The U.S. Is Building a Database to Identify Potential Whistleblowers

According to a report by Think Progress, the military is working on a data analysis system to track down government employees and contractors who may leak state secrets.

Posted on Jun 4, 2016 READ MORE



6 Times U.S. Government Excluded Millions Based on Race or Religion (Video)

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and other bigots on the far right are nothing new in American history.

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FIFA Corruption









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VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Launches a Presidential Race for Ordinary Americans

Hear the campaign launch speech of the lone openly socialist figure in the national U.S. political establishment.

Posted on May 30, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Glenn Greenwald: Secret NSA Documents Contradict Netanyahu’s Spying Denials

On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vehemently denied a Wall Street Journal report, based on a White House leak, that Israel spied on U.S. negotiations with Iran and then fed what it gathered to Republicans in Congress.

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 READ MORE



Beyond Orwellian Nightmares and Neoliberal Authoritarianism

Those who fight against neoliberalism must not settle for reforming a system that is as broken as it is dangerous. Any viable, transformative struggle will need a boldly democratic vision; durable, longstanding organizations; and strategies that make politics meaningful.

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 READ MORE



What Hackers Did to Celebs? The NSA’s Been Doing That to All of the U.S. Instead of Predicting ISIL

There has been a lot of justifiable outrage about the invasion of privacy of celebrities and the posting of their private, nude photos at 4Chan by hackers who apparently got into their cloud accounts.

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 READ MORE



The Limits of Corporate Citizenship: Why Walgreen Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Influence U.S. Politics

Dozens of big U.S. corporations are considering leaving the United States to reduce their tax bills.

Posted on Jul 7, 2014 READ MORE



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The U.S. Government Is Paying to Undermine Internet Security, Not to Fix It

One lesson of the Heartbleed bug is that the U.S. needs to stop running Internet security like a Wikipedia volunteer project.

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 READ MORE



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Pace Sheldon Adelson: Top 5 Signs West Bank Is Occupied Territory

New Jersey governor and presidential hopeful Chris Christie used the term “Occupied Territories” to refer to Gaza and the West Bank in his talk this weekend to Sheldon Adelson’s Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas.

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 READ MORE



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The Shame of American Politics: GOP Presidential Hopefuls Trek to Las Vegas Seeking Adelson Blessing

A series of pro-corporation Supreme Court decisions and the latter’s disingenuous equation of money with speech, including Citizens United, have turned the United States from a democracy to a plutocracy.

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 READ MORE


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Posted on Mar 28, 2014 ENLARGE



Google’s Larry Page Says NSA Spying Threatens Democracy

The Google co-founder condemned U.S. government snooping on the Internet as a threat to democracy Wednesday.

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 READ MORE



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Always and Everywhere

The abiding defect of U.S. foreign policy? It’s isolationism, my friend: fostering war, impeding the spread of democracy and inhibiting trade and prosperity.

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 READ MORE



‘Kony 2012’ Snuck Into the Debt Ceiling Adjustment Bill

The deceiving viral video that helped America justify fighting proxy wars in Africa has left its mark; Obamacare critics rant against Canadian style health care, but there are key differences between our system and that of our neighbor to the north; meanwhile, France is belatedly outraged about the NSA leaks. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Intellectuals as Subjects and Objects of Violence

Intellectuals are out of place in a society that values only ideas that serve the interests of the market and the powerful and rich. Their chief alleged wrongdoing today is that they have revealed the illegalities, military abuses, sordid diplomacy and crimes committed by the United States government in the name of security.

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 READ MORE



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The U.S. Government Is Metamorphosing Into the Borg

Describing the U.S. government is becoming increasingly complicated: “petro–imperial,” “coal–fired,” “plutocratic,” “oligarchic,” “inverted totalitarian,” “fascist,” “propagandistic,” “Big Brother.” Things are beginning to simplify though. Soon you’ll be able to refer to the institution with a single idea from “Star Trek”: the Borg.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 READ MORE


Catch-22









Posted on Mar 1, 2013 ENLARGE


North Korea and the NRA









Posted on Feb 16, 2013 ENLARGE



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Government Says Manning Knew He Was ‘Aiding the Enemy’

The U.S. government claims it has proof that Pfc. Bradley Manning knew state secrets would fall into the hands of enemies of the United States after he allegedly passed thousands of documents to the whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks.

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 READ MORE


Look Ma No Brains









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