The Politics Of Pesticides: Monsanto Under Fire

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Through a series of mergers, pesticide companies are consolidating, taking over seed companies and pushing genetically-engineered foods. Companies such as Monsanto, now merged with Bayer, and Dow and Dupont, which have merged, are chemical [...]

Yellow Vest Protest Reaching A Showdown With Macron

By Richard Greeman, Popular Resistance -

The situation in France may be reaching a showdown between the Macron government, which is now considering using the Army against the Yellow Vests, and the social movement, to whose demands the regime continues to turn a deaf ear. The showdown [...]

Media Justice Sues FBI Over Surveillance Of Black Activists

By Nusrat Choudhury and Malkia Cyril, Aclu.org -

At a time when violence by white supremacists is on the rise, the FBI appears to be targeting Black people in a secret intelligence program concerning so-called “Black Identity Extremists”— an inflammatory term for a group that doesn’t even [...]

Poll Shows National Consensus In Favor Of Net Neutrality

By Paul Bischoff, Comparitech.com -

Most internet users expect the freedom to be able to toggle between Twitter and Instagram with both programs loading at the same speed. However, what many don’t realize is that governmental policies are controlling our access to the internet, [...]

“The Whole Internet Is Watching.” Internet Protest Planned Ahead Of Key Net Neutrality Vote Next Week

By Staff, Fightforthefuture.org -

The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on Communications and Technology is expected to hold a markup and vote on the Save the Internet Act (HR 1644) as soon as next week. Internet activists are planning an online protest, [...]

Why Did Bush Go To War In Iraq?

By Ahsan I Butt, Aljazeera.com -

Sixteen years after the United States invaded Iraq and left a trail of destruction and chaos in the country and the region, one aspect of the war remains criminally underexamined: why was it fought in the first place? What did the Bush [...]

World Happiness Report: US Drops In Rating, Finland Rated Number 1

By Staff, Worldhappiness.report -

NEW YORK, March 20 – As in 2018, Finland again takes the top spot as the happiest country in the world according to three years of surveys taken by Gallup from 2016-2018. Rounding out the rest of the top ten are countries that have consistently [...]

Victory! Boston Challenges Corporate Control Of Our Food System

By Alexa Kaczmarski, Corporateaccountability.org -

Boston has taken a critical step forward to rebuild our broken food system and advance food justice across the city. On March 20, the city became the first on the East Coast to adopt a city-wide Good Food Purchasing Policy (GFPP) — a [...]

Don’t Accept The Rules For How To Criticize The Israel Lobby

By Philip Weiss, Mondoweiss.net -

A maddening element of the Ilhan Omar controversy is all the experts offering instruction on The right way and the wrong way to criticize the Israel lobby. Why must someone who sees a dreadful faction working to skew US policy-making walk on [...]

Landmark Climate Victory: Federal Court Rejects Sale Of Public Lands For Fracking

By Staff, Westernlaw.org -

In a landmark victory for climate, health, and public lands, a federal judge late yesterday rejected the sale of public lands for fracking and ordered a halt to drilling on more than 300,000 acres in Wyoming. “This ruling is a triumph for our [...]

Nicaragua: Failed Opposition Rally, Still Used For Propaganda

By Chuck Kaufman, Afgj.org -

The opposition called for a demonstration on Saturday, Mar. 16 at Metrocentro, a busy shopping area and traffic circle in Managua. Eye witnesses report fewer than 200 people showed up. The poor turnout is an indication that the Nicaraguan people [...]

Extinction Rebellion Paint George Square Blue

By Jody Harrison, Heraldscotland.com -

ENVIRONMENTAL activists have stepped up their campaign to draw attention to the dangers of climate change by marching blue paint footsteps across Glasgow's famous George Square. Campaigners Extinction Rebellion Glasgow carried out the [...]

Nonviolent Versus Violent Peace In Afghanistan And The World

By Dr. Hakim, Dissidentvoice.org -

“Salam (peace)!” is how Afghans greet one another, some of them simultaneously placing a hand over their hearts. But, while everyone including Afghans wants peace, the Afghan Peace Volunteers and I have observed that the human species appears to [...]

Twitter Restricts Account Of Julian Assange’s Mother

By Joe Lauria, Consortiumnews.com -

The Twitter account of Christine Assange, the mother of the arbitrarily detained founder of WikiLeaks, has been restricted, she told Consortium News on Tuesday. “My Twitter account has been ‘blocked due to ‘unusual activity,'” Ms. Assange wrote [...]

Bring Back Eisenhower Socialism

By Chuck Collins, Inequality.org -

Anytime a politician proposes a wildly popular idea that helps ordinary people, a few grumpy conservatives will call them “socialists.” Propose to reduce college debt, help sick families, or ensure the super-rich pay their fair share of taxes — [...]