Why I Stand With Julian Assange

By Peter Van Buren, The American Conservative -

Assange has ended up standing at a crossroads in the history of our freedoms: specifically, at what point does the right of the people to know outweigh the right of the government to keep [...]

The Putin-Trump Helsinki Summit: Not A Breakthrough, But A Possible Start

By Alexander Mercouris , The Duran -

It is clearly understood that what Putin and Trump are working towards is a detente style ‘geopolitical ceasefire’ and not ‘friendship’ – and certainly not an alliance –  it can be said that [...]

The New Gilded Age: Inequality State-By-State And Local

By Estelle Sommeiller and Mark Price, Economic Policy Institute -

Income inequality has risen in every state since the 1970s and, in most states, it has grown in the post–Great Recession era. From 2009 to 2015, the incomes of the top 1 percent grew faster than [...]

Violent Coup Fails In Nicaragua, US Continues Regime Change Efforts

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

The violent coup in Nicaragua has failed. This does not mean the United States and oligarchs are giving up, but this phase of their effort to remove the government did not succeed.  The [...]

Aftermath Of Helsinki Summit: American ‘Democracy’ In Action

By Finian Cunningham, Informationclearinghouse.info -

July 19, 2018 "Information Clearing House" -  After his landmark summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, US President Donald Trump was apparently forced into an embarrassing u-turn [...]

Ecuador To Hand Over Assange To UK ‘In Coming Weeks Or Days’

By Staff, Rt.com -

Sir Alan Duncan, the Foreign Office minister, is said to be spearheading the diplomatic effort. Sources close to Assange said he himself was not aware of the talks but believed that America was [...]

Israel Launches Major Bombardment Against Palestinians In Gaza

By Maureen Clare Murphy, Electronicintifada.net -

Lieberman indicated that Israel would once again target civilians in any new major operation in order to exact political concessions from Hamas. “Unfortunately, residents of Gaza will be among [...]

Warner Slack—Doctor For The People Forever

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org -

Warner Slack was a humble, multi-faceted great American physician at Harvard Medical School’s affiliated hospitals. Yet after he passed away last month at age 85, Dr. Slack did not receive the [...]

Knesset’s New Nation State Law Codifies Israel As An Apartheid State

By Miko Peled, Mintpressnews.com -

Now, with the haggling and the opposition members’ delay tactics over, the final version of the bill has been approved by the Knesset. This law, which has been described as the legislative [...]

The Global Growth Of U.S. Special Operations Forces Continues

By Nick Turse, Tomdispatch.com -

Early last month, at a tiny military post near the tumbledown town of Jamaame in Somalia, small arms fire began to ring out as mortar shells crashed down. When the attack was over, one Somali [...]

Syria Calls Refugees Home While US Imperialism Punishes The Refugees It Creates

By Danny Haiphong, Blackagendareport.com -

For seven years, the US ruling class has united with a broad array of vultures to suck the nation of Syria dry--of its independence, sovereignty, and oil and gas resources. Israeli, Turkish, [...]

The Crummy Good Economy And The New Serfdom

By Frank Stricker, Counterpunch.org -

For about a year now, the unemployment rate has been around 4%. That’s supposed mean full employment, labor shortages, and rising pay. But the latest earnings report is the same old story: no [...]

Let’s See Who’s Bluffing In The Criminal Case Against The Russians

By Scott Ritter, Theamericanconservative.com -

It was a remarkable moment in a remarkable press conference. President Donald Trump had just finished a controversial summit meeting in Helsinki with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, [...]

Afghanistan: Civilian Deaths Hit Record High, Says UN

By Staff, Aljazeera.com -

The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan hit a record high in the first half of the year, despite last month's ceasefire, according to the United Nations. In the latest figures released on [...]

Soon You Cant’t Use Food Stamps At Farmers Markets — But That’s Not Half Of It

By Jill Richardson, Otherwords.org -

This week, I thought I would write about food stamps and farmers markets. People on food stamps, officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), receive their benefits [...]