Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sessions Gives Violent Cops Free Reign | Has America Become the Cruel Stanford Experiment? |Billionaire Betsy DeVos Needs Many Millions to Protect Her

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES - April 11, 2017

Sessions Giving Free Reign to Police Departments Destroying Years of Work by Obama to Reform Violent Practices

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

Bogus fear campaigns shield abusive practices, says UC Professor Franklin Zimring. READ MORE»

Afghanistan War: Out of Sight, out of Mind

By Sonali Kolhatkar, Truthdig

The length and devastation of the war in Afghanistan rivals that of the Vietnam War, but is anyone paying attention? READ MORE»

Supporters Who Got Trump Elected Are Pursuing Vicious and Divisive Agendas

By Alex Kotch, AlterNet

Confederacy boosters, vicious xenophobes, and alt-right firebrands are pursuing a divisive agenda in their home states. READ MORE»

The Department of Education Is Spending a Mind-Boggling Amount of Money to Protect Betsy DeVos

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

Meanwhile the Trump administration plans to slash her department by $9 billion. READ MORE»

In Syria: Clinton Calls for War, Trump Obliges, Both Blame Obama

By William Boardman, Reader Supported News

Within a week, US policy on Syria shifted 180 degrees away from regime change, only to complete the full 360 to an act of war. READ MORE»

Has America Become the Reality of the Abusive and Cruel Stanford Prison Experiment?

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

Experiment author Stanford Psychologist Philip Zimbardo has a lot to say. READ MORE»

Could Bill O'Reilly, the King of Cable News, Be Going Down?

By Paul Waldman, The American Prospect

Advertisers are fleeing his show and his future is in doubt. Here's why it's happening now, when he used to be invulnerable. READ MORE»

An Activist Built a Website to Help Renters Avoid Giving Money to Jared Kushner

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Make sure your rent money isn't inadvertently subsidizing Trump's super-wealthy son-in-law. READ MORE»

Get Ready for Medicinal Mushrooms

By Valerie Vande Panne, AlterNet

Cutting edge researchers are leading the way toward acceptance of the healing properties of psychedelics. READ MORE»

McCain: Trump Adminstration 'Partially To Blame' For Syria Chemical Attack

By Sherley Boursiquot, International Business Times

It didn't stop him from calling last week's strikes "a good first step."  READ MORE»

Capitalism's Invisible Hand Doesn't Generate Public Good

By Jeremy Sherman, AlterNet

The libertarian myth is debunked. READ MORE»

The Navy Plays Violent War Games in Alaska, Killing Fish and Destroying the Environment

By Dahr Jamail, TomDispatch and Truthout

The military needs to play and war on the environment is the victim. READ MORE»

From Shell-Shock to PTSD, a Century of Invisible War Trauma

By MaryCatherine McDonald, Marisa Brandt, Robyn Bluhm, The Conversation

Though we have made incredible strides in the century since World War I, PTSD remains a chameleon READ MORE»

Wife of Arrested Russian Hacker: 'The Virus My Husband Allegedly Created Was Related to Trump's Victory'

By David Edwards, Raw Story

Pyotr Levashov was arrested in Spain under a U.S. international warrant on Friday. READ MORE»

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