It’s America In Black and White. Cops Get Away With Murder Because They Know They Can

By Pierre Tristam December 09, 2014 "ICH" - In the space of nine days, two grand juries in two different towns found it unassailable for a cop in one town to shoot and kill an unarmed man 12 times, and for a bunch of cops in another to brutalize an unarmed man as one of... Continue Reading →

Wimpy Cops and Scared Soldiers: Why Are Americans Such Cowards?

By Ted Rall December 09, 2014 "ICH" - America has a problem that afflicts both her foreign policy and domestic affairs: cowardice. A nation of wusses. That’s us. That’s not how we see ourselves, of course. Whatever our flaws – impetuousness, naïveté, our sense of exceptionalism – few Americans count pusillanimity among them. For conservatives... Continue Reading →

A Russophobic Rant From Congress

By Patrick J. Buchanan December 09, 2014 "ICH" -  Hopefully, Russians realize that our House of Representatives often passes thunderous resolutions to pander to special interests, which have no bearing on the thinking or actions of the U.S. government. Last week, the House passed such a resolution 411-10. As ex-Rep. Ron Paul writes, House Resolution... Continue Reading →

Hypothermia, Broken Limbs, and Rectal Feeding: Details from the CIA Torture Report

By CJ Ciaramella  December 09, 2014 "ICH" - "Vice" -  One prisoner at a CIA black site froze to death. Others were forced to stand on broken feet, threatened sexually with broomsticks, or subjected to "rectal feeding" for no apparent medical reason. The Senate Intelligence Committee released those details and more Tuesday in the 500-page... Continue Reading →

US Torture Report Summary Released

December 09, 2014 US Senator Dianne Feinstein Unveils CIA (Whitewash) Torture Report Summary on Capitol Hill in Washington Appoint a Special Prosecutor In our system, no one should be above the law or beyond the law’s reach, no matter how senior the official. The record has long been clear that the Bush administration’s torture program... Continue Reading →

Racism Laid Bare in Israel

By Yvonne Ridley Global Research, December 09, 2014 Middle East Monitor 7 December 2014 If proof were needed that Zionism is racism, then the evidence has been amassed over the past century and is now there for all to see. That it has taken the likes of alleged war criminal Tzipi Livni to remove the... Continue Reading →

Torture: An Executive Summary

By Washington's Blog Global Research, December 09, 2014 Washington's Blog What You Need to Know .. There’s a media storm regarding the Senate torture report … appropriately. But much of the report was redacted by the CIA and White House. Here’s what you need to know … Initially, the torture was widespread and systemic. As Glenn... Continue Reading →

Israel’s Secret Plan for a “Second Israel” in Ukraine

by Wayne Madsen The role of Jewish figures and that of the State of Israel in the Ukrainian crisis has not gone unnoticed considering that this community represents less than 1 percent of the population. However, a secret report in the hands of the Netanyahu administration confirms that Ashkenazi Jews do not originate from the... Continue Reading →

Spain’s Podemos presents its pro-capitalist economic programme

By Alejandro López 9 December 2014 Podemos is a Spanish pseudo-left party created in January for the European elections by the Pabloite Anti-Capitalist Left (Izquierda Anticapitalista, IA). Its purpose is to fill the vacuum left by the collapse of the major parties. Podemos has presented its economic programme for next year’s parliamentary elections. In the... Continue Reading →

Australian financial inquiry warns of insolvency danger

By Mike Head 9 December 2014 Contrary to the carefully cultivated popular myth that Australia’s banks constitute a pillar of strength that withstood the post-2008 worldwide breakdown, an official report released last Sunday warns that the country’s financial system is acutely vulnerable to another crash. The Financial System Inquiry report offers a glimpse of the... Continue Reading →

Botched US rescue operation in Yemen ends in deaths of two hostages

By Niles Williamson 9 December 2014 US Special Forces carried out a raid just after midnight Saturday on a compound in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwah where Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was holding two hostages. The raid resulted in the deaths of at least 16 people, including civilians, militants as well... Continue Reading →

Israeli bombing of Syria threatens wider war

By Bill Van Auken 9 December 2014 Israeli air strikes conducted against Syria on Sunday constitute a provocative and criminal act of military aggression that poses the threat of widening the ongoing war in Iraq and Syria across the region. The Syrian government accused Israel of sending warplanes to bomb targets near the Damascus international... Continue Reading →

Race, class and police violence in America

9 December 2014 Four months ago today, Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Popular anger over yet another police murder in the United States has only deepened in the weeks and months since, fueled by the decisions of highly manipulated grand juries not to charge... Continue Reading →

Samantha Power and the shameful US support for Nazism

By Michael Pravica, Ph.D.      Years ago when I was a graduate student at Harvard, I remember an encounter with a red headed "activist" who had organized a talk featuring Christian Science Monitor journalist David Rohde on theSrebrenica tragedy [1-3] at the Harvard Law School around the fall/winter of 1995 if memory serves me correctly... Continue Reading →

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