Washington's addicted to war. It's waging it at home and abroad. Rogue states operate that way. America's by far the worst.
Health issues linked to industrial agriculture are the second biggest reason people choose locally grown organic food over the standard corporate options. The growing list includes a number of debilitating and fatal illnesses linked with endocrine disruptors (estrogen-like molecules) in chemical herbicides and pesticides; contamination with infectious organisms; severe allergies, immune problems and cancers associated with GMOs...and nanoparticles; type II diabetes related to growth hormones fed to US cattle and the proliferation of superbugs like MRSA...linked to antibiotics routinely fed to factory farmed animals.
By ALBERTO C. RUIZ - Counterpunch Weekend Edition
...[W]hether or not the [AFL_CIO's] Solidarity Center...has actually possessed the intention to overthrow the Chavista government in Venezuela, the Solidarity Center has and continues to carry out activities which objectively serve the destabilization goals of the U.S. foreign policy interests which fund those activities...All of this is truly disturbing, and indeed, reprehensible.
By Irit Shimrat - The Networker
Kids on Ritalin and similar drugs have been found to be 10 times more likely to perform below age level in school. Apart from increased [Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder] symptoms, they suffered from elevated blood pressure, motor abnormalities, liver disorder, tics, mania, [Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder] and paranoia and psychosis...Moreover, treating kids with stimulants sets them up for mood swings...["]He is diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder (BAD) and given a drug cocktail. He has begun a career as a mental patient."
May 3, 2013 - Davey D's Hip-Hop Corner
Here’s some people who need to be on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List as Opposed to Assata Shakur:
By John Pilger - Znet Commentary
A lesson that endures is that when the rich and powerful own the means of popular enlightenment and dress it up as a “free press”, bestowing a false respectability called the “mainstream”, the opposite is usually true.
By DAVE MARSH - May 08, 2013
Bono may be the personification of all that’s evil about contemporary celebrity culture and all that’s worse than bankrupt about liberal capitalism (and liberal capitalists) but there’s also a real person in there, and he’s spent most of a lifetime making himself what history must surely judge...as a fool.
By MACDONALD STAINSBY - Counterpunch
Climate activists are in a bind; stopping a pipeline filled with tar sands bitumen from being constructed is important politically, to establish that such things can indeed, be stopped. However, the mines still operate 24/7 and continue to heat up the atmosphere and become more financially efficient doing so. Fighting the Gigaproject from expanding is not wrong, but insufficient.
By William Blum - Dissident Voice
What is it that makes young men, reasonably well educated, in good health and nice looking, with long lives ahead of them, use powerful explosives to murder complete strangers because of political beliefs?...I’m speaking about American military personnel of course, on the ground, in the air, or directing drones from an office in Nevada...Do not the survivors of US attacks in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, Libya and elsewhere, and their loved ones, ask such a question?
By Noam Chomsky - Sunday, May 05, 2013
In this episode of Press TV's documentary program renowned American academic Noam Chomsky says the United States would be recognized as a leading terrorist state if international law is applied.
May 04, 2013 - Znet
When nations such as Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy tried to slow down the rate at which their debts were rising, the results were absolutely devastating. A full-blown economic depression is raging across southern Europe and it is rapidly spreading into northern Europe. Eventually it will spread to the rest of the globe as well.
By Ingo Schmidt - May 1, 2013
Austerity is the only policy game in town at this point in the core capitalist countries. But it has growing doubters amongst ruling elites and is deeply resented by the working classes. In the zones of severe crisis, the free market ideology is losing even more credibility...An upsurge in right-wing populism in many countries...is one of the expressions of the deep crisis of legitimacy that is befalling neoliberal capitalism in the midst of continuing economic crisis and another sharpening of economic inequalities.
By Noam Chomsky - May 2, 2013
It's rare for privileged Westerners to see, graphically, what many others experience daily - for example, in a remote village in Yemen, the same week as the marathon bombings...The strike terrorized the villagers, turning them into enemies of the United States - something that years of jihadi propaganda had failed to accomplish.
By Yves Engler - Znet Commentary
Cars kill...but do they also destroy our sense of community and solidarity that is the foundation of socialism and progressive politics?...In North America there is a strong correlation between automobile-dominated landscapes and right-wing voting patterns...Right-wing politics generally intensify as suburbs sprawl further outwards.
By Jon Queally - April 30, 2013
Recessions hurt, but austerity kills...Despite assurances by financial elites that austerity economics is a prescription to improve the lives of the masses, research contained in a newly published book shows that the push for steep cuts in wages, social programs, and public health programs is literally killing people throughout Europe and the US.