Government Secrecy On Rise, Sets Record For FOIA Denials

By Ted Bridis, -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government censored, withheld or said it couldn’t find records sought by citizens, journalists and others more often last year than at any point in the past decade, [...]

Nearly 50,000 Farmers March 112 Miles, Indian Government Agrees To Demands

By Rajendra Jadhav, -

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesting farmers from India’s Maharashtra state marched into the state capital of Mumbai on Monday to demand government support to address hardship in a [...]

Infographic: The Preston Model

By Staff, -

The “Preston Model” is helping inspire a new conversation about the role of local government in catalyzing locally-driven economic revitalization and transforming patterns of ownership towards [...]

Carillion Catastrophe & Limits Of Privatized Government

By Derek Royden, -

To say that British Prime Minister Theresa May has been having a rough time since rolling the dice on an early election and losing her party’s parliamentary majority in June, is probably a bit of [...]

Homeland Security’s Multibillion Dollar Comedy Show

By James Bovard, -

After the 9/11 attacks, Congress and the Bush administration pretended that unlimited federal spending was one of the best ways to thwart terrorist threats. In 2002, Congress created the Homeland [...]

Protest Gov. Cuomo’s Birthday Fundraiser Over Failed Policies

By Erik McGregor, -

New York, NY - Hundreds of New Yorkers joined NYC progressive groups on a mock “Voters Over Donors” birthday party outside Governor Cuomo's 60th birthday fundraiser event on December 14, 2017 at [...]

In Kids’ Climate Lawsuit; Gov Effort To Dismiss Case

By Nicholas Kusnetz, -

The Trump administration's efforts to block a major climate change lawsuit that was brought on novel grounds by a group of young people appeared to suffer a setback Monday at a hearing before a [...]

Industrial Strength: How U.S. Gov Hid Fracking’s Risks To Drinking Water

By Neela Banerjee, -

By Neela Banerjee for Inside Climate News - Most mornings, when his 7-year-old son Ryan gets up for school at 6:55, Bryan Latkanich is still awake from the night before, looking online for [...]

Oklahoma City Changes Street Name Removes KKK Leader

By Nick Hazelrigg, -

By Nick Hazelrigg for Oudaily - In a meeting filled with emotional appeals from members of the Norman community, the Norman City Council voted unanimously to rename DeBarr Avenue by June 1, 2018. [...]

Portuguese Children To Sue European Govs Over Climate Change

By Staff, -

By Staff of The Herald - Seven children are to sue European governments in a landmark lawsuit over the impact that climate change is having on their lives. The Portuguese youngsters, some from [...]

Bigoted, Unprofessional Police Chief Backed By Governor

By William Boardman, -

By William Boardman for Reader Supported News - This is an unsurprisingly nasty internet meme that was publicly shared by the director of the Michigan State Police on her Facebook page on Sunday, [...]

Catalonia’s Battle ‘Is A Big Problem For Europe’

By Greg Russell, -

By Greg Russell for The National - A LEADING Catalan official has said Catalonia is in a de facto state of emergency and that its battle with Spain’s central government to hold a referendum on [...]

Federal Employees Ordered To Attend Anti-Leaking Classes

By Michael Biesecker, -

By Michael Biesecker for Mint Press News - WASHINGTON (AP) — Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are attending mandatory training sessions this week to reinforce their compliance [...]

Government Debt Is Not The Problem

By Dean Baker, -

By Dean Baker for Counter Punch - Deficit fears are impoverishing our kids. The people complaining about budget deficits fundamentally misrepresent how the economy works and the problems it [...]

NY’s Fracking Ban Was Supposed To Set A Precedent…

By Ellen Cantarow and Dennis Higgins, -

By Ellen Cantarow and Dennis Higgins for Truthout - New York banned high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) two years ago, in a victory for persistent anti-fracking activists and a potential [...]