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By Martha Rosenberg
Watch--Elanco is Becoming the Monsanto of the Animal Drug Industry

Now Elanco, Eli Lilly's animal drug division, is launching a campaign to make Biotech look like a new arm of the UN/WHO. It is exhorting activists to "feed the world" through supporting Biotech food technology and becoming "an advocate for a food secure future."

By Anthony J. Gerst
Shifting from a Patriarchal to an Earth Centric Paradigm

A look at how society is shifting from Abrahamic religion supported Patriarchy toward an Earth First philosophical outlook.

By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
Blowback in Ferguson
The shooting in ferguson is the results of our war, come home to roost. And the big media guarding secret the militarization of police for decades.

Ukraine officially recognizes Russian aid convoy as humanitarian

Finally, Ukraine's government signed authorization needed for Russian humanitarian aid to enter Ukraine. Everyone agrees that the cities of Donetsk and Lugansk have been cut off from food and medicine for days. With the endorsement of Secretary of State Kerry, Ukraine's neo Nazi, U.S. backed government had held up agreement to let the convoy enter the country. Claims of a Russian Trojan Horse operation came even after Russia offered the Kiev government ride-along privileges from the entry point on the Russian border. RT released this at 22:19, about two hours after the previous update when entry was still refused. Three cheers for the people of Eastern Ukraine who must soon get the humanitarian aid they need. May their government stop attacking them and negotiate a respectful solution to the conflict.

By Pepe Escobar
Vanishing point ...

So as MH370 totally vanished, the MH17 story must also totally vanish. The Dutch and the British might eventually come out and hold a high-profile press conference telling the world what His Master's Voice finally redacted. Still, one may count on certified, residual outrage, if not puzzlement, by a large number of grieving Dutch families.

By Justin Raimondo
Iraq: The "Humanitarian Catastrophe" That Petered Out

It's been over 60 days since the Obama administration first notified Congress of the President's intent to send troops back into Iraq -- past the deadline set by the War Powers Act that is supposed to trigger either a vote in Congress or withdrawal. Where is Congress? On vacation -- not only from their jobs, but from reality.

By Richard Clark
By What Means Have Income and Wealth Steadily Been Transferred to the Rich?
This transfer has mainly occurred by way of employers making sure that the profits and benefits of ever greater worker productivity (which advancing machinery and technology steadily provide) is rarely if ever shared with workers in the form of a reduced workweek and/or a higher hourly wage. Instead, this ongoing stream of newly created wealth is continually directed upward into their elite pockets.

By John Grant
Warrior Cops Lose a Round in Missouri

The cable news duel between Fox News and MSNBC was interesting to follow as the story in Ferguson, Missouri unfolded through the week. Fox took a retro, pro-police line and MSNBC ran with compelling, live images from social media observers on the ground. As a battle of narratives, we have not heard the last from Ferguson, Missouri.

By Richard (RJ) Eskow
JPMorgan Chase's $13 Billion Shadow

If the public really understood how badly this bank's employees acted, consumers and investors might stop doing business with them. Banks don't commit fraud; bankers do. The fraud which led to this $13 billion settlement was committed by people -- real people, people whose identities were often known to investigators.

By Eric Zuesse
Barely Reported, Then Totally Ignored: The EU's Obsequiousness to Obama's Nazism Regarding Ukraine
Even almost all "alternative news" sites are controlled by the aristocracy and hide the blatant truth.

By Alan Kennedy
How Colleges are Hurting Students by Exploiting Adjunct Professors

This Op-Ed addresses the issue of the exploitation of adjunct college professors by focusing on how the educational experience is undermined for students when adjuncts become too overstretched by their financial challenges to effectively manage classes and their academic careers.

By Michael Langan
Robin Williams Melancholy Suicide--Hopelessness, helplessness, and Defeat
According to Radar Online Robin Williams is looking "grim and focused." Grim? Yes. Focused? No. His visage is one of entrapment, despair, and dread.

By maurice nobert
Thou Shalt Groom Thy Neighbor as Thyself

Like art, music, farming, city building and scientific inquiry, any ubiquitous, large scale, organized human behavior that persists for millennia, such as religious belief/ritual, is highly likely to have been selected for its adaptive value to the populations demonstrating that behavior. This article argues that the "reason or religion argument" is wrong-headed and counter productive

By Mike Rivage-Seul
(Sunday Homily) Jesus Comes Very Close to Rejecting a Palestinian Woman as an Unworthy "B_tch"

Were Jesus in Gaza today, millions of Palestinian parents could echo the petition of the poor mother in today's' gospel selection, "Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is tormented by a demon." And the demon in Gaza's case would be the State of Israel itself.

With Aid Doctors Gone, Ebola Fight Grows Harder

"When people started dying of Ebola in Liberia, Clarine Vaughn faced a wrenching choice: Should she send home, for their own health and safety, four American doctors working for Heartt, the aid group she led there? Or should she keep them in the country without proper supplies or training to fight the virulent, contagious disease, which was already spreading panic?

By Rob Kall
Out of Control, Hyper-Militarized Local Police-- Radley Balko Intvw Transcript-- Part 1

Radley Balko has written a brilliant, powerful book Rise of the Warrior Cop, documenting the terrifying militarization of America's police forces.

By John Brock
The Foreign Policy of Barack Obama and That of Hillary Clinton: Apples to Apples Comparison

The media is acting like there are major differences between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on foreign policy. But how different are they?

By Gary Brumback
The Militarization of American Education

When America's kids go to school it's almost like sending them to a military or spy academy.

Russia voices concern over increased US and NATO military activity near Russian border

Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Friday voiced serious concern over increased U.S. and NATO military activities near the Russian border.

By Uri Avnery
Eyeless in Gaza

The Strip is roughly 40 km long and 10 km wide. In the north and the east it borders Israel, in the west it borders the sea, which is controlled by the Israeli navy. In the south it borders Egypt, which is now ruled by a brutal anti-Islamic dictatorship, allied with Israel. As the slogan goes, it is "the word's largest open-air prison."

Nixon declares state of emergency in Ferguson, orders curfew

After a week of unrest in Ferguson, Gov. Jay Nixon on Saturday afternoon declared a state of emergency and ordered a curfew for the city. The governor said the curfew will start tonight and be in effect from midnight until 5 a.m. Officials did not provide details on the curfew boundaries. He said the target of the curfew is a small group of troublemakers who have turned to looting and violence.

Islamic State "massacres" 80 Yazidis in north Iraq: officials

Islamic State insurgents "massacred" some 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a village in the country's north, a Yazidi lawmaker and two Kurdish officials said on Friday. "They arrived in vehicles and they started their killing this afternoon," senior Kurdish official Hoshiyar Zebari told Reuters. "We believe it's because of their creed: convert or be killed." A Yazidi lawmaker and another senior Kurdish official also said the killings had taken place and that the women of the village were kidnapped.

Germans say they accidentally tapped Clinton, Kerry calls

The German Foreign Intelligence Agency has admitted tapping "at least one" phone call each by current Secretary of State John Kerry and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton while they were aboard United States government jets, according to German media reports. The reports claim Kerry's intercepted communication was a satellite phone call from the Middle East in 2013. Clinton's communication was also a satellite call, in 2012, and was reportedly to then United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan. Both calls were reported to have been intercepted accidentally.

Amid Debate Over Who Overstepped, Perry Calls Indictment a "Farce"

A defiant Gov. Rick Perry vowed on Saturday to fight an indictment charging him with abuse of power, calling it a "farce" and a "political" prosecution. In his first appearance since a grand jury indicted him Friday on two felony counts of trying to pressure the district attorney here, a Democrat, to step down by threatening to veto state funding for her office, Mr. Perry said, "I wholeheartedly and unequivocally stand behind my veto." He added, "We don't settle political differences with indictments in this country."

By Marc Jampole
WSJ blames Ferguson unrest on generous police contracts. Does it also think unions were responsible for holocaust?
refutes truly ridiculous Wall Street Journal notion that overly generous police contracts helped cause the civil unrest in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed African-American man by a police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.

By Franklin Lamb
SOS! Hospital Ships Needed to Save Gaza's Children
Five Hospital ships are urgently needed along Gaza's shoreline at the following locations: opposite Jabaliya and North Gaza, Gaza City, Deir al-Balah, Khan Younis, and Rafah.

By Dennis Trainor, Jr.
Has the Pro-Choice strategy of Last 40 Years Failed Women?
"What once was maybe a Christian-Fascist movement against women's right to abortion really got elevated and brought into the halls of power," says Sunsara Taylor of Stop Patriarchy. "Starting with Ronald Reagan, continuing under Bush, escalating Bill Clinton (quiet as it is kept: Bill Clinton who signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which became the foundation for the recent Hobby Lobby decision)."

By Eric Walberg
Revolutionary purity from Trotsky to Baghdadi

Revolutionaries such as the Islamic State will languish if they refuse to accept the platforms of other liberation movements, primarily, Hamas's struggle for Palestinian freedom

 

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