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Driving with the Female Street Racers of Palestine

Ramallah has a geography that breeds racers.<p>I'm driving around the streets of Ramallah, Palestine, with Noor Dawood, the celebrated Palestinian street racer and the only female drifter in the Middle East. Noor is one of four members of the Speed Sisters, the first and only female racing team in the …

Corporations Are Cashing in on California's Prison Overcrowding Crisis

California is being forced by the courts to move inmates out of its overcrowded prison system, which is just another opportunity for the people who make money from incarceration to cash in.<p><i>San Quentin, one of the many California state prisons the government has been forced to move inmates out of.</i> …

The Hidden Victims of the Government Shutdown

Sure, National Parks are closed and NASA shuttered, but for goats that love poison ivy and people who want to adopt wild horses and burros, this stupid shutdown really hurts.<p><i>Photograph of a goat by Flickr user elPadawan</i><p>It’s been two whole days since the US federal government closed down all …

We Asked a Military Expert if All the World's Armies Could Shut Down the US

The recent government shutdown almost threw the world into a "deep, dark recession." Maybe it's time the rest of the world said enough is enough. It's time for the rest of the world to get a great big army together and attack the US. Is it enough?<p>The thing about the Republicans is that when they …

Why Are the Russians Taking Greenpeace's "Pirates" So Seriously?

A pirate is typically one of two things: either a sailor with bad dental hygiene whose likeness is occasionally used to market rum, or a Somali with an RPG and a predilection for robbing the crews of international cargo ships. They are not normally...<p><i>A Russian coast-guard officer approaches a</i> …

The VICE Podcast - The Time Philadelphia Bombed Itself

Reihan Salam speaks with Jason Osder, the director and producer of <i>Let the Fire Burn</i>, a documentary that takes aim at the 1985 standoff between the Philadelphia Police and MOVE, a black radical anarcho-primitivist organization.<p>Please enable Javascript to watch this video<p>The VICE Podcast is a …

Why Obama Can’t Withhold Military Aid from Egypt

U.S. military hardware piloted by the Egyptian Air Force on routine patrol<p>The coverage of the bloodshed in Egypt elides one crucial element regarding …

Is US Effort to Block Oswald Friend and his “Revelations” Another Deception?

In one of a continuing series of obstructions affecting the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination, the US government is preventing a …

The Grim, Relentless March to War with Syria

Polls show Americans overwhelmingly reject any form of US military intervention in Syria’s civil war, with as little as 4% support for an invasion. …

Classic WHY: Suppressed Saudi 9/11 Story

<i>This originally appeared on WhoWhatWhy on Sept 22, 2011. It is as timely now as ever. Current context: the Saudi intelligence services have been</i> …

Peaceful Syrian Opposition Ignored by Peace Laureate Obama – an Exclusive WHY Interview

<i>As Syrian expatriate Dr. Rim Turkmani was watching President Barack Obama give his brief nationally televised address to the American people and the</i> …

GHW Bush & JFK Hit

<i>What possible connection could there have been between George H.W. Bush and the assassination of John F. Kennedy? Or between the C.I.A. and the</i> …

Hard Time: Prisons Are Packed With More Lifers Than Ever

A new study suggests that the recent nominal decline in America’s prison population may be a case of political bait-and-switch.<p>The government has …

Is America Helping Al Qaeda Take Over Syria?

Syrian opposition troops<p>“I saw the militants grabbing five villagers and threatening them and saying, “Either you convert to Islam, or you will be …

US Demands Syria Destroy Chemical Weapons Lickety-Split, But Says It Needs Decades to Safely Eliminate Its Own Chems

The US is demanding, in negotiations at the UN, that all Syrian chemical weapons, stocks and production facilities be eliminated by June 30 of next …

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