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Posing as volunteers. Stealing documents. Dumpster diving. Planting electronic bugs. Hacking computers. Tapping phones and voicemail. Planting false information. Trailing family members. Threatening reporters. Hiring cops, CIA officers and combat veterans to do all these dirty deeds—and counting on little pushback from law enforcement, mainstream media or Congress.
Henry Blodget spent a lot of time pumping up the value of stocks even as he privately expressed negative views of the companies the stocks represented. For this he was permanently barred from the securities industry. Henry Blodget created no product. Henry Blodget created no service. He got rich making money like many in the wealthy class: He made money moving money. He contributing nothing of much value to society.
It’s a crisp Saturday morning in late November, and the University of Pennsylvania’s campus is just barely stirring as I walk into the Silverman building and head towards Room 147, excited about the morning’s roundtable discussion: Spying and the Judiciary: FISA and Other Special Courts.
Internal documents from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) published by The Guardian provide stunning insight into the inner workings of the "corporate bill mill" -- and offer new evidence about how the group has continually misled reporters, the public, and even its own members.
One of the world's largest ATM manufacturers and, formerly, one of the largest manufacturers of electronic voting systems, has been indicted by federal prosecutors for bribery and falsification of documents.
Just days before John Kennedy took office in 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower famously warned about the dangers of its growing “military-industrial complex.” At that time, neither leader could have foreseen how prophetic those words would become.
Hawaii has long been described as GMO Ground Zero, with biotech giants flocking to the paradise islands for the open air testing of their potentially dangerous new GM crops and pesticides. However, events over the last 2 weeks have caused Monsanto, Syngenta and friends to panic, as a groundswell of public opinion has left them on the edge of losing control of their home away from homes.
The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and evidence of visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm the reputations of those whom the agency believes are radicalizing others through incendiary speeches, according to a top-secret NSA document. The document, provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, identifies six targets, all Muslims, as “exemplars” of how “personal vulnerabilities” can be learned through electronic surveillance, and then exploited to undermine a target's credibility, reputation and authority.
Pope Francis has attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny", urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality in the first major work he has authored alone as pontiff.
Indian nuclear scientists haven't had an easy time of it over the past decade. Not only has the scientific community been plagued by "suicides," unexplained deaths, and sabotage, but those incidents have gone mostly underreported in the country—diluting public interest and leaving the cases quickly cast off by police.
Donald Sutherland wants to stir revolt. A real revolt. A youth-led uprising against injustice that will overturn the US as we know it and usher in a kinder, better way. "I hope that they will take action because it's getting drastic in this country." Drone strikes. Corporate tax dodging. Racism. The Keystone oil pipeline. Denying food stamps to "starving Americans". It's all going to pot. "It's not right. It's not right."
Americans grow up learning history through the lens of a victorious US empire. This notion isn’t just bred through the educational system – every major institution in society maintains the same perspective in order to help unify the people under a national identity.
A chilling report released Wednesday unveils the well-funded and shadowy world of corporate espionage of social justice organizations, through infiltration, intrusion, spying, wiretaps and more.
Project Censored invites you to tune in on Friday, November 22, to a very special four-hour series of the Project Censored Show on Pacifica Radio, as co-hosts Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff pull back the veil of official-narrative history regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years later. The series takes a hard look at what the facts of that fateful day suggest– that Lee Harvey Oswald was not a lone gunman, and likely did not kill JFK. With in-depth interviews featuring cutting-edge researchers, Phillips and Huff hope to raise awareness of the flaws in the Warren Commission Report, to highlight the known facts of the JFK assassination, and to amplify the call for government accountability (for example, to win release of the many still-secret documents about the assassination, especially those involving the CIA).
To hear the number $13 billion dollars as a fine in the much-leaked-but-finally-announced Department of Justice (DOJ) settlement with JPMorgan Chase is meant to imply that the DOJ is getting tough on Wall Street. After all, $13 billion dollars is a jaw-dropping pile of money.
Matt Damon, a lifelong friend of Howard Zinn and his family, read excerpts from a speech Howard Zinn gave in 1970 as part of a debate on civil disobedience.
Teaching materials aligned with the controversial national educational standards ask fifth-graders to edit such sentences as “(The president) makes sure the laws of the country are fair,” “The wants of an individual are less important than the well-being of the nation” and “the commands of government officials must be obeyed by all.” The sentences, which appear in worksheets published by New Jersey-based Pearson Education, are presented not only for their substance, but also to teach children how to "streamline" bulky writing.
Nuclear Engineer Dr. Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, confirmed that ocean currents are carrying the radioactive water to the West Coast. "There are several hundred tons of radioactive water that are pouring into the ocean at the site every day," Makhijani said. According to a study published in the Journal Deep Sea Research 1, it will begin arriving this March. But Makhijani says there's no need to panic. The radiation will be diluted, and levels found on the West Coast are very low and not considered dangerous so far. But the question is, will we really know?
From 2008 to 2010, Boston and eight surrounding cities and towns installed surveillance cameras provided by a grant through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Urban Areas Security Initiative.
BP has been accused of hiring internet "trolls" to purposefully attack, harass, and sometimes threaten people who have been critical of how the oil giant has handled its disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Henry Rollins narrates the Prison Profiteers video series profiling the powerful institutions benefiting from locking up too many people for too long. See all the vids and take action here: http://prisonprofiteers.org #prisonprofiteers
Canada’s Chemical Valley is an area of 15.5 square miles in Sarnia, Ontario where 40 percent of the world's petrochemical industry is located. You may already be familiar with this industrial cluster of big money and pollution if you caught our documentary, which investigates the complex environmental and political situation in the region.
In September, Rep. Trey Radel voted for Republican legislation that would allow states to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they're not on drugs. In October, police busted the Florida Republican on a charge of cocaine possession.
As many as 100,000 search terms will now return no results that find illegal material, and will trigger warnings that child abuse imagery is illegal.
The U.S. armed services are spending billions of dollars to store - and sometimes destroy - excess equipment and outdated materiel. Reuters Investigative Reporter Scot Paltrow visited the military warehouses where the waste is on display.
You’ve likely heard about the “TPP” in the news lately. You know it has 3 letters. You may even know that they stand for Trans Pacific Partnership. You may know that it’s considered a bad thing by the left, the right, and everyone in between. You may know it has something to do with trade… aaaand you may have gotten overwhelmed. Or you may be frustrated that other fairly engaged people seem not to know what it’s all about and why it matters.
On Oct. 7, 2003, the US government issued Patent No. 6,630,507. Actor Michael J. Fox and many millions of other Americans — my dear late wife, Tricia, included — could have gotten very excited about this development back then. But it was, apparently, not the sort of thing Washington wanted advertised.
Linda Woodford spent the last 15 years of her career inserting phony numbers in the U.S. Department of Defense's accounts.
Millions of people across the globe are eating "beaver butt" and don't even know that they're consuming such a substance.
Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg—who is 63 with a long, graying beard—recently sat down with me to explain what he described as a “child-rape assembly line” among sects of fundamentalist Jews. He cleared his throat. “I’m going to be graphic,” he said.