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Baltimore Police Beat and Detain Photojournalists During Freddie Gray Protests

Protests for Freddie Gray in Baltimore (photo by Manon Wilkes/Instagram)

One photojournalist was beaten by Baltimore police and another detained on …


Rising Police Aggression A Telling Indicator Of Our Societal Decline

Submitted by Chris Martenson via,My first Uber lift was in South Carolina. My driver was from Sudan originally, but had emigrated …

Robert Rubin tells Sheryl Sandberg that Facebook is the problem

The former Treasury Secretary blames social media for America’s political polarization.

You’d think that a debate featuring three former Treasury secretaries would be about economic policy.

But at the Milken Global Institute Global Conference on Monday, a panel discussion featuring Tim Geithner, Hank …


The Limits Of Propaganda

As Paul Craig Roberts has recently reported, the US government is in the process of launching an all-out war on truth. Those who express views

Nothing but Pictures: Alex Majoli and Paolo Pellegrin’s “Congo”

Nothing but Pictures: Alex Majoli and Paolo Pellegrin’s “Congo”“And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or …


The Virtual Immunity Of The Well-Connected: Gen. Petraeus Edition

Submitted by Ray McGovern via Consortium News,The leniency shown former CIA Director (and retired General) David Petraeus by the Justice Department in …


Go Inside East Germany’s Stasi Archives

During the Cold War, escape attempts from East Germany were thoroughly reenacted and photographed by the Ministry for State Security

During the Cold War many countries had agencies set up under the premise to protect their state and gather intelligence whether of foreign nature or domestic. The CIA …

Cold War

The FBI Faked an Entire Field of Forensic Science

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The Washington Post published a story so horrifying this weekend that it …


Paul Craig Roberts: "Truth Is Washington's Enemy"

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,US Representative Ed Royce (R, CA) is busy at work destroying the possibility of truth being spoken in the US. On …

Paul Craig Roberts

Russian hackers read Obama's emails: report

New York Times says breach in US security by Russian hackers was more intrusive than has been publicly acknowledged.

Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama's unclassified emails, the New York Times has reported.

"There …

World Leaders

Deep Support in Washington for C.I.A.’s Drone Missions

WASHINGTON — About once a month, staff members of the congressional intelligence committees drive across the Potomac River to C.I.A. headquarters in Langley, Va., and watch videos of people being blown up.

As part of the macabre ritual the staff members look at the footage of drone strikes in …


Baltimore Protests Erupt; Mayor Asks Fans To Stay Inside Ballpark For Own Safety

Following a a planned demonstration over how police handled the arrest of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore man who suffered a spinal injury at


Five Disturbing Things You Didn’t Know About Forensic “Science”

Last week, The Washington Post revealed that in 268 trials dating back to 1972, 26 out of 28 examiners within the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair …


Zanele Muholi’s Faces & Phases

Eva Mofokeng, Somizy Sincwala, and Katiso Kgope, Parktown, 2014 For more than a decade, South African photographer Zanele Muholi created a visual …


The Old Models Of Work Are Broken

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,The only sustainable way to avoid being commoditized is to learn to create value in ways that


Life on the lash: Ciaran Og Arnold captures small-town boozing in Ireland

There is a strain of recent Irish fiction that deals with the tensions of being young, male and messed-up in small-town Ireland, where jobs are scarce, ambitions are stillborn and getting blocked in bars and clubs every weekend is a recurring, almost parodic, ritual of self-obliteration. Think …


Did WalMart Close A California Store To Punish Employees Who Protested Wages And Working Conditions?

On Wednesday, we asked why WalMart simultaneously closed multiple geographically distinct stores across the US for “plumbing issues.” We began by …


Caught On Tape: National Guard Troops Patrol California City, Conduct New Jersey "Homeland Response Drill"

Late last week, when we covered the various signs that "something big" may be coming, we discussed the one "exercise that people have really been

National Guard

Martin Armstrong: "Understanding Jackson's Bank War Is Critical To Our Future"

Understanding Jackson’s Bank War is critical to our future. He was absolutely correct insofar as following the Jeffersonian view that a National Debt …


Spot The Common Theme: Prostitution Scandals, Kickbacks And Money Laundering

First it was DSK with his 'frequent' sex-parties, rape charges, and pimpin' hookers.Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) - who denies charges of …


Gyrocopter pilot’s stunt just the latest bid for Congress’s attention

Helloooo? Congress? Do you hear us? Nah, didn’t think so.

Our letters, our e-mails, our goofy Web sites, poster boards and public declarations fall on …


Federal Agencies Fail to Protect Whistleblower Communications, Terrorist Tip Line

This week, the ACLU submitted a letter to the U.S. Chief Information Officer at the White House alerting him to serious cybersecurity lapses by …


This is the protester who got into the ECB and glitter-bombed Draghi

On Wednesday, a protester managed to get into a press conference after the European Central Bank's latest monetary policy meeting and glitter-bomb Mario Draghi.

The protester jumped onto Draghi's desk and shouted "end ECB dictatorship!" She was also wearing a shirt with a slogan that read "end the …

Mario Draghi

Witness the Evolution of Africa's Tallest Residential Skyscraper

The evolution of South Africa’s tallest residential skyscraper over the last three decades mirrors the country's troubled history and its search for a new identity, find artists Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse in their new book, Ponte City

The unparalleled rise and spectacular fall of Ponte …

African Studies

The FBI Is Using "Aggressive Deception" To Cover Up Saudi Links To 9/11 Attack

Former Democratic Sen. Bob Graham, who in 2002 chaired the congressional Joint Inquiry into 9/11, maintains the FBI is covering up a Saudi support


Major anti-government protests across Brazil condemn corruption, economic woes

Brazilian protesters took to the streets of a hundred cities across the country on Sunday.They were voicing dissent on a number of issues including …


8 Mesmerizing Timelapse GIFs Showing How Mushrooms Grow

Mushrooms are known as fast-growing organisms, especially quickly popping up after the rain. Given the pace of their growth, which is difficult to …