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Iraq war increased terrorist threat to the UK, former MI5 chief tells Chilcot Inquiry The Telegraph - Gordon Rayner

EU declares Hezbollah's military wing terror group Associated Press -

Detroit, the New Greece The New York Times - Paul Krugman

Obama-Putin Moscow Meeting Now Hinges on Snowden [Video] Bloomberg -

Florida Occupation Digs in after Meeting with Governor Scott Turns Sour Yes! Magazine -

Nationwide rallies demand 'Justice for Trayvon' CNN -

EDL reborn: how anti-Muslim group appeals to soldiers Channel 4. -

Indiana's Anti-Howard Zinn Witch-hunt Zinn Education Project -

Elizabeth Warren ruffling feathers early in clubby Senate The Hill -

'You Are Being Tracked': License Plate Readers Capture Millions of Innocent Americans' Data Private companies utilized to capture location info, with little to no oversight Common Dreams ACLU -

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me' [Video] MSNBC / TPM -

Prison Populations Are Expected To Boom Now That The Economy Is Recovering Business Insider -

House Legislation Proposed to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides EcoWatch -

What's Wrong With 'Detropia''- A Detroit Resident's Perspective Indiewire - Andre Seewood, author of SLAVE CINEMA: The Crisis of the African-American in Film

Zimmerman Verdict Exposes Deficiencies in U.S. Self-Defense Law Huffington Post -

Former Mobil VP Warns of Fracking and Climate Change truthout - Ellen Cantarow

Citing Trayvon Martin, Durbin Plans Hearing on 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Roll Call -

I Hereby Resign in Protest Effective Immediately by Brandon Toy Common Dreams - Brandon Toy

Rick Scott Refuses To Budge On 'Stand Your Ground' After Meeting With Protesters AP/Huffington Post -

Detroit Becomes Largest City To Declare Bankruptcy Think Progress -

Egypt unveils first cabinet since Morsi ouster France24 -

How Zimmerman's Colorblind Trial Helps the Justice Dept's Case Colorlines -

Trayvon Martin Family Attorney: 'The Biggest Mistake Was To Ignore Race' Think Progress -

Reuters Exposed: Publication Openly Hostile To Climate Coverage, Top Editor Doubts Climate Science Think Progress -

BP sets up 'snitch line' for fraudulent Deepwater Horizon damages claims Move comes after BP appealed to New Orleans court to reassess the terms of its compensation deal with local businesses The Guardian -

Americans Unite to Sue EPA Demanding Protection of Bees EcoWatch -

Climate Change 'Climate of Fear': Reporter Blows Whistle on Reuters The media giant's hostility to covering global warming extends all the way from top editors to low-level bureacrats, whistleblower reveals Common Dreams -

North Sea leaks 'reality check' for British oil industry, says Greenpeace Environmentalists say industry's arctic safety case undermined by figures showing 55 pollution incidents in last month The Guardian -

CIA Backs $630,000 Scientific Study on Controlling Global Climate Mother Jones -

Flow of U.S. military gear across Afghan borders halts amid dispute The Washington Post -

Russian court convicts anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny Reuters -

Rick Perry signs sweeping abortion restrictions into Texas law The Washington Times -

Wikileaks accused Bradley Manning loses challenge to most serious charge BBC -

NSA Sued Over 'Blatantly Unconstitutional Attack on Civil Liberties' Common Dreams -

Yahoo wins battle over Prism court papers BBC -

Court Rules to Declassify NSA Justification for Spying Secret court sides with Yahoo over challenge to release 'key documents' in relation to PRISM program Common Dreams -

Exxon Still Owes Government Nearly $100 Million for Valdez Clean-up Almost 25 Years Later Buzzflash - Mark Karlin, Editor

No Sh*t: McDonald's Releases Chart Saying Its Impossible to Live on a McDonalds Salary FoodBeast -

Locking Out the Voices of Dissent truthdig - Chris Hedges

White Supremacy Acquits George Zimmerman The Nation - Aura Bogado

Senate reaches tentative deal to stave off filibuster showdown The Raw Story -

The crux of the NSA story in one phrase: 'collect it all' The actual story that matters is not hard to see: the NSA is attempting to collect, monitor and store all forms of human communication The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald

Secret Trade Deals Promote Fracking, Threaten Future of American Democracy EcoWatch -

Feds to investigate Zimmerman case? Allvoices -

Greece Hit by General Strike to Protest Austerity The New York Times -

D.C. Wal-Mart battle goes national Politico -

Statement by Edward Snowden to human rights groups at Moscows Sheremetyevo airport WikiLeaks - Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Politico -

US Military, Monsanto Targeting GMO Activists and Independent Scientists, New Investigation Alleges GreenMedInfo -

Britain's fraud office charges two bankers in Libor manipulation scandal AFP -

CBS host confronts Republican rep.: House farm bill is 'welfare for the wealthy' [+ Video] The Raw Story / CBS -

Egypt freezes assets of 14 top Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist leaders Allvoices -

Partner and Target: NSA Snoops on 500 Million German Data Connections Der Spiegel International - Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark

How the System Worked The US v. Trayvon Martin CounterPunch -

Time to Repeal ALEC/NRA Stand Your Ground Laws PRWatch -

Open season on black boys after a verdict like this Calls for calm after George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin are empty words for black families The Guardian -

Glenn Greenwald: Snowden Documents Could Be 'Worst Nightmare' For U.S. Reuters -

White House: Obama to personally lobby Putin on Edward Snowden The Hill -

Study raises new concern about earthquakes and fracking fluids Reuters -

Farm Bill Passes House Without Food Stamps [Video] Newsy -

Picture of Trayvon Martin Lying Dead Released (Graphic Image Warning) [Video] The Young Turks -

Texas Senate Votes for Final Passage of Texas Abortion Bill, 19 to 11 The New York Times -

Snowden announces plans to apply for asylum in Russia AFP -

James K. Galbraith: How to Stop the Path of Economic and Social Destruction The verdict is in: austerity economics is a global loser. AlterNet - James K. Galbraith

Janet Napolitano to resign Homeland Security post The Washington Times -

Revealed: how Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages Secret files show scale of Silicon Valley co-operation on Prism encryption unlocked even before official launch Skype worked to enable Prism collection of video calls Company says it is legally compelled to comply The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, Laura Poitras, Spencer Ackerman and Dominic Rushe

US navy makes history by landing unmanned drone on aircraft carrier The Guardian - Spencer Ackerman and Raya Jalabi

Farm Bill Squeaks By in Win for GOP Leaders Roll Call -

Federal judge blocks portions of Wisconsin's new abortion law The Washington Times -

Absurd: Billionaire Koch Brother Claims Eliminating Minimum Wage Would Help the Poor AlterNet -

Student Loan Bill Fails Again The Nation -

Shell Jackpine oil sands project approved by regulator, but with slate of environmental warnings Financial Post (Canada) -

Texas House OKs abortion limits, sends measure to Senate Star-Telegram -

Denouncing NSA Surveillance Isn't Enough - We Need the Power to Stop It - Norman Soloman

Royal Mail privatization pushes the envelope Associated Press -

Stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Global Revolt Against Corporate Domination truthout - Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

Manning's Defense Rests After Final Blows to 'Aiding the Enemy' Charges Common Dreams -

"They Throw Kids on the Ground, Put Guns to Their Heads" -- The Horrors Unleashed by Police Militarization AlterNet / Public Affairs Books - Radley Balko

Accused Boston Marathon bomber pleads not guilty to all charges Reuters -

George Zimmerman Declines To Testify At Trial For Shooting Of Trayvon Martin Associated Press -

FBI director nominee defends former policies [Video] Al Jazeera -

So Much For Middle East Democracy - Eric Margolis

Egypt orders arrest of Brotherhood leader [Video] Al Jazeera -

Leaked Report Reveals Pakistan-US 'Understanding' On Drones AFP -

Political Violence and Privilege Why Violent Right-wing Extremism Doesnt Scare Americans Tom Dispatch -

A Gift From the United States to Mideast Zealots truthdig - Robert Scheer, Editor

US judge denies Guantnamo Bay prisoner's request to end force-feeding Only Obama has to power to intervene in hunger strike, judge says, as she denies one of four requests to end practice Reuters -

Moral Monday Rally: North Carolina Protest Against Abortion Bill Ends With 64 Arrests Reuters -

The Snowden video sequel and Brazil fallout The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald

Car bomb rocks Shia suburb in Beirut Al Jazeera -

Supreme Court asked to stop NSA telephone surveillance CNN -

NSA and GCHQ spy programmes face legal challenge The Guardian -

The George Zimmerman trial is the worst fear of every black family The Guardian -

Advanced economies recovering while emerging ones are slowing: data Agence France-Presse -

Chicago sees stunning 72 shootings over Fourth of July weekend The Raw Story -

The Release of "The Lone Ranger" is a Good Time to Recall Vine Deloria's Tonto Native News Network -

The Classic Military Runaround Your Tax Dollars at Work Keeping You in the Dark Tom Dispatch - Nick Turse

Private Prisons Expect To Profit From Immigration Reform Think Progress -

At least 42 killed in Egypt, Islamists call for uprising Reuters -

Egypts morning after Jubilation in Tahrir this week may resemble that of 2011, however these two revolutionary moments differ drastically. Al Jazeera - Richard Falk

Top judge sworn in as Egypt interim president [Video] Al Jazeera -

The 21st Century Declaration of Independence Reader Supported News - Carl Gibson, US Uncut

Oh, Canada How America's friendly northern neighbor became a rogue, reckless petrostate. Foreign Policy -

How the Koch brothers screwed over the climate even more than you know Grist -

Edward Snowden Asylum To Be Offered By Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro Says Reuters -

Wall Street Dodges Financial Reform Again Mother Jones -

EPA Abandons Fracking Study In Pavilion, Wyoming Following Similar Closed Investigations Global Possibilities -

When Privacy Jumped The Shark Note to Edward Snowden and his worrywarts in the press: Spying is only spying when the subject doesnt want to be watched. New York Magazine - Frank Rich

Forcing down the Bolivian president's plane was an act of piracy - John Pilger

Meet the Elites Inside the $4 Trillion Global Powerhouse Bank of JP Morgan Chase AlterNet -

Celebrations and dangers for Egypt's revolutions The removal from office of President Mohammed Morsi portends great excitement but even greater threats to democracy. Al Jazeera - Phyllis Bennis

James Clapper, EU play-acting, and political priorities Fixations on denouncing Edward Snowden distract, by design, from the serious transgressions of those who are far more powerful The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald

The GOPs Endless War on Obamacare, and the White House Delay - Robert Reich

Ironies in the Fireworks: America`s Independence Day. The Meaning of the 1791 Constitution Global Research -

US drone strikes more deadly to Afghan civilians than manned aircraft adviser Study focusing on one year of conflict contradicts claims that robotic planes are more precise than manned counterparts The Guardian - Spencer Ackerman

More Government Snooping: The Postal Service Is Spying On You Too! Every piece of snail mail is logged for law enforcement agencies. AlterNet -

Live: Crisis in Egypt BBC -

Redacted FBI Documents Show Plot to Kill Occupy Leaders If 'Deemed Necessary' truthdig -

Glenn Greenwald Previews the Guardian's Next NSA Surveillance Document Leak Slate -

Senate votes to restrict abortion as women yell 'shame' News & Observer -

US government rests its case in Bradley Manning WikiLeaks trial Admission that army has mislaid standard contract signed by private boosts defence hopes of having some charges dismissed The Guardian - Ed Pilkington at Fort Meade

UAE Islamists convicted for plotting government coup BBC -

People Get Ready: 'Unprecedented' Weather Glimpses Century Ahead Common Dreams -

Drone strike kills dozen in Pakistan At least 17 people killed who are believed to be members of Afghan Haqqani network according to officials. Al Jazeera -

The 'Edward Snowden Aviation Club' and other ways to beat US persecution The Guardian - Mark Weisbrot

Alleged Canada Day bomb plot targeted B.C. legislature CBC -

America's New Cold War: Why the Allies Side With Snowden truthdig - Robert Scheer

Astonishing Graphic Shows What You Can Learn From 6 Months Of Someone's Phone Metadata Business Insider -

BART Strike: Another Instance of Media Portraying Workers as Greedy The Nation - Allison Kilkenny

Scientists discover thriving colonies of microbes in ocean 'plastisphere' -

US Corporations, GMOs Thrive Under Obama's African Partnership As president pledges 'end to famine,' critics question push for Big Ag Common Dreams / Mothers Jones -

A Pro-Choice Texan's Dispatch From the National Right to Life Convention RH Reality Check - Andrea Grimes

Boy's Death in Drone Strike Tests Obama's Transparency Pledge Propublica -

CIA Anti-Leaking Campaign Memo Leaked firedoglake -

Ohio Abortion Restrictions: Gov. John Kasich Signs New State Budget Containing Anti-Abortion Measures Huffington Post -

US Defense of Vast EU Spying by NSA: 'Everyone Else Is Doing It' Europeans should not expect US spy agencies to honor their privacy, says former NSA and CIA chief Common Dreams -

House of Representatives Passes Bill Leaving Coasts Vulnerable to Oil Spill Earthjustice -

San Francisco BART system shuts down as workers go on strike Reuters -

If people knew what was going on, they would stop it - Senator Elizabeth Warren

Ecuador president speaks to Al Jazeera on Snowden [Video] Al Jazeera -

Egypts Army Issues Ultimatum to Morsi The New York Times -

Wendy Davis on renewed Texas abortion bill: 'We are up for the fight' Texans plan to rally at state Capitol in Austin as lawmakers return to work on filibustered bill to limit access to abortion The Guardian -

'Eyes of the Country' on Texas Abortion-Bill Battle, Davis Says Bloomberg -

Ecuador cools on Edward Snowden asylum as Assange frustration grow The Guardian -

Exposing the Dark Forces Behind the Snowden Smears AlterNet - Max Blumenthal

This Week's Killer Heat Wave Threatens To Cause Earth's Hottest Temps Ever AlterNet -

Corporate SA, the wolf in sheeps clothing Daily Maverick - Sisonke Msimang

Wendy Davis Confirms Time Change on Texas Vote Count Deliberate -- Expects Investigation (VIDEO) Liberals Unite / CNN -

Why Is the Obama Administration Suddenly So Interested in African Farms? Global Possibilities -

No Gays Left Behind The LGBT movement has a much longer road ahead than it seems New Republic -

How One State Senate Just Screwed the Whole Nation Global Possibilities -

National police unit monitors 9,000 'domestic extremists' The Guardian -

NSA Surveillance Prompts Several Bills But Little Action In Congress Huffington Post -

Thanks To The Supreme Court, Wendy Davis Will Probably Lose Her Senate Seat Think Progress -

Witness Makes Key Admission That He Never Saw Trayvon Martin Throw A Punch At Zimmerman Think Progress -

Conservative Court Says Religious Employers Can Deny Their Workers Birth Control Think Progress -

Six States Already Moving Forward With Voting Restrictions After Supreme Court Decision Think Progress -

Hey, MSM: All Journalism is Advocacy Journalism Rolling Stone - Matt Taibbi

Abortion Rights Under Fire: Why Wendy Davis' Filibuster Matters A brave state legislator and an army of feminist supporters have stopped Texas' extreme anti-choice law for now, but the fight is just beginning Rolling Stone -

Five Reasons Cops Want to Legalize Marijuana Rolling Stone -

Pushback Against Privatization Across the Country PRWatch -

The Netherlands is closing prisons due to a serious prisoner shortage MSN -

America's Student Loan Racket: Stiffer Debt Bondage Coming Activist Post - Stephen Lendeman

Backlash: Student Loan Burden Prevents Borrowers From Buying Homes, Cars Forbes - Halah Touryalai

Six States Already Moving Forward With Voting Restrictions After Supreme Court Decision Think Progress -

The Quote That Should End the Trayvon Trial Esquire -

The next Libor? Everything you need to know about the oil price fixing scandal Reuters -

Congress Killed Our Privacy and Empowered the NSA -

How Edward Snowden May Have Botched Blowing The Whistle On The World's Largest Spy Agency Business Insider -

CIA Role in Mandela's Capture? FAIR -

U.N. Downplays Health Effects of Nuclear Radiation IPS -

In the wake of a discredited 'scandal' The Maddow Blog, MSNBC -

Sen. Wendy Davis Responds To Perry's SB5's Call (UPDATE x3 - Davis Responds To Perry's Insults) Daily Kos -

Mandela is very much with us! Economic & Political Weekly -

U.N. Downplays Health Effects of Nuclear Radiation IPS -

Senate Passes Immigration Overhaul, 68-32 The New York Times -

Julia Gillard speech after being ousted as prime minister - video The Guardian -

Boston Marathon blast suspect Tsarnaev indicted USA Today -

US boss Chip Starnes released from China factory Reuters -

City Council Votes to Increase Oversight of New York Police The New York Times -

NSA collected US email records in bulk for more than two years under Obama The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald and Spencer Ackerman

C.I.A. Report Finds Concerns With Ties to New York Police The New York Times -

Conservative MPs seeking $355K from voters who launched robocalls court case The Canadian Press -

Rick Perry Signs Texas Congressional Map Into Law Roll Call -

Egypt protesters clash ahead of Morsi anniversary BBC -

Ecuador waives U.S. trade rights over Snowden case Reuters -

Supreme Court Ruling Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage in California The New York Times -

Sallie Mae Receives Billions in Taxpayer Subsidized Credit, Charges Students 25-40 Times More The Everlasting GOP Stoppers -

In Landmark Ruling, Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act Time Magazine -

How Getting Rid Of The Defense Of Marriage Act Will Boost The Economy Think Progress -

Obama's fracked-up climate strategy will guarantee global warming disaster Fatally flawed energy policies and inadequate emissions pledges cannot prevent dangerous climate change Dr Nafeez Ahmed, Author of A User's Guide to the Crisis of Civilisation: And How to Save It -

Critics: Obama's Plan Lacks Urgency on Climate Crisis President should renounce all of the above energy strategy and nation's reliance on dirty fossil fuels, say environmentalists Common Dreams -

WATCH: Pandemonium In TX Senate Chamber As Abortion Bill Protesters Take Over [+ Video] Talking Points Memo -

A 'Queer' Argument Against Marriage [+ Audio] NPR -

Watch live: Supreme Court hands down rulings on same sex marriage The Raw Story -

President Obama Speaks on Climate Change The Whitehouse -

Three Ways The Supreme Court Gutted Voting Rights Today Think Progress -

Corporatizing National Security: What It Means Ralph - Ralph Nader

After Two Months, 'Moral Monday' Protests Swell to Largest Yet Over 120 arrested in latest action as earlier arrestees face trial for civil disobedience in North Carolina Common Dreams -

It's No Secret: The U.S. Is Infuriated With China National Journal -

Pakistani Taliban kill nine foreigners at foot of ninth highest mountain (+video) CSMonitor -

Obama to Outline Ambitious Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases The New York Times -

George Zimmerman: Opening Statements TalkLeft -

There's a New Fascism on the Rise, and the NSA Leaks Show Us What It Looks Like AlterNet - John Pilger

Despite Massive Protests, Texas GOP Rushes Through Abortion Restrictions In The Middle Of The Night Think Progress -

In Major Blow To Consumers, Supreme Court Protects Mega-Corporations From Liability Think Progress -

Senate Immigration Bill Collects Votes to Advance The New York Times -

Class Action: A Challenge to the Idea that Income Can Integrate Americas Campuses Propublica -

Israeli aircraft strike targets in Gaza Strip following rocket attack The Independent -

Palestinian prime minister announces exit via Twitter after 20 days in the job The Guardian -

You F--ked Up, You Trusted Us: Talking Ratings Agencies With Chris Hayes`[+ Video] Rolling Stone - Matt Taibbi

The NSA's metastasised intelligence-industrial complex is ripe for abuse Where oversight and accountability have failed, Snowden's leaks have opened up a vital public debate on our rights and privacy The Guardian - Valerie Plame Wilson and Joe Wilson

So When will Dick Cheney be charged with Espionage? His Crime was the Same as Snowden`s Informed Comment - Juan Cole

Obama's Infatuation with the Espionage Act Reader Supported News -

Obamas crackdown views leaks as aiding enemies of U.S. McClatchy News -

Glenn Greenwald Takes Apart David Gregory for Trying to Criminalize Journalism [+ Video] Crooks & Liars / MSNBC -

Breaking News: 34% of Your Fellow Citizens Want a Theocracy Huffington Post -

Iran and Hezbollah go global Asia Times -

Ikeas Race to the Bottom Turkish workers say Ikea takes advantage of the authoritarian governments anti-union policies. In These Times -

Really Bright Ideas Britains coalition government inflicts creative reforms upon its people. In These Times -

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Slams Surveillance State, Hails NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden [Video] CNN / Common Dreams -

Administration Keeps Pretending Mortgage Servicing Has Been Fixed, Whistleblowers Say Otherwise Naked Capitalism -

South Africa:Nelson Mandela in critical condition Associated Press -

Meet Zimmerman Murder Trial Juror B-37 (AKA, The Parrot Lady) Colorlines - Aura Bogado

George Zimmerman trial's key question: Will he testify? NBC -

Monster Mosquitoes Emerge in Central Florida The quarter-sized bloodsuckers are notorious for their aggressive behavior Read more: Time Magazine -

Impending 'dead zone' looks to be a big one in the Gulf of Mexico USA Today -

EPA Pushes Back Fracking Impact Study to 2016 EcoWatch -

The Last Mystery of the Financial Crisis It's long been suspected that ratings agencies like Moody's and Standard & Poor's helped trigger the meltdown. A new trove of embarrassing documents shows how they did it Rolling Stone - Matt Taibbi

Wearing a mask at a riot is now a crime Maximum 10-year prison term for conviction of new offence CBC -

Former Enron CEO Skilling's sentence cut to 14 years Reuters -

The legal loopholes that allow GCHQ to spy on the world William Hague has hailed GCHQ's 'democratic accountability', but legislation drafted before a huge expansion of internet traffic appears to offer flexibility The Guardian -

GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world's communications Exclusive: British spy agency collects and stores vast quantities of global email messages, Facebook posts, internet histories and calls, and shares them with NSA, latest documents from Edward Snowden reveal The Guardian -

The Death of Direct Bank Re-capitalisation: Europe's (newest) day of shame Yanis Varoufakis -

Ex-Contractor Is Charged in Leaks on N.S.A. Surveillance The New York Times -

Israel the winner in the Arab revolts Asia Times -

U.S. Approves a Label for Meat From Animals Fed a Diet Free of Gene-Modified Products The New York Times -

Michael Hastings, Bridge-Burning Journalist (1980-2013) FAIR -

Report: Skype Formed Secret "Project Chess" to Make Chats Available to Government Slate -

Why the Spying Scandal Is a Serious Racial Justice Issue Colorlines -

India flooding death toll nears 600 Thousands stranded in Himalayan state of Uttrakhand Associated Press -

The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald and James Ball

25,000 Bumble bees found dead in a Target parking lot treehugger -

During Record Drought, Frackers Outcompete Farmers for Water Supplies EcoWatch -

Wis. Budget Bill Passes After Democrats' Bold Move The Progressive -

McLibel leaflet was co-written by undercover police officer Bob Lambert Exclusive: McDonald's sued green activists in long-running David v Goliath legal battle, but police role only now exposed The Guardian -

Ghosts of the Rio Grande Every year hundreds of immigrants die along the U.S.-Mexico border. Too many are never identified. The American Prospect -

Resurgence of Indigenous Identity in the Crossfire in Brazil IPS -

The 25ft-high tidal wave of rubbish that highlights just why plastic shopping bags and Styrofoam food containers are banned in Manila from today The Daily Mail -

Farm Bill Collapse Sets Off New Round Of Republican Infighting BuzzFeed -

Food Stamp Cuts Derail Farm Bill Huffington Post -

Half of First Nations children live in poverty CBC -

Big Lie: America Doesn't Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World...We're Ranked 27th! AlterNet - Les Leopold

Calgary braces for flooding, declares state of emergency CBC -

How the NSAs High-Tech Surveillance Helped Europeans Catch Terrorists Propublica - Sebastian Rotella

Wikileaks' Assange claims Iceland in informal talks on granting asylum for NSA leaker Snowden Allvoices -

Parents, Students Occupy Lafayette School (UPDATED) Progress Illinois. -

New clashes in Brazil as security forces deployed AFP -

Google challenges U.S. gag order, citing First Amendment The Washington Post -

WikiLeaks: Michael Hastings Said FBI Was Tracking Him Hours Before His Death The Hollywood Reporter -

The FBI Deemed Agents Faultless in 150 Shootings The New York Times -

Palestinian children tortured, used as shields by Israel: U.N. Reuters -

Bernanke lets Wall Street down easy: Stimulus to end, but not yet (+video) CSMonitor -

Immigration Reform Proposals Garner Broad Support in U.S. Democrats, Republicans agree on many potential immigration measures Gallup -

The World Food Prize, Brought to You by Monsanto Mother Jones -

FBI admits to using surveillance drones over US soil Robert Mueller tells Congress bureau uses drones in a 'very, very minimal way' as senators describe 'burgeoning concern' The Guardian -

When Drones Guard the Pipeline - Militarizing Fossil Fuels in the East Honor the Earth - Winona LaDuke with Frank Molley

Obama wants to cut nuclear arms, seeks talks with Russia Reuters -

Michael Hastings, 'Rolling Stone' Contributor, Dead at 33 The bold journalist died in a car accident in Los Angeles Rolling Stone -

House OKs 20-week abortion ban bill Politico -

Justin Amash, John Conyers introduce NSA bill Politico -

'Jail reckless bankers': Report urges the Government to introduce new criminal offence for reckless management Tougher punishments proposed to prevent another banking crisis The Independent -

US Hawks Prepare for Syria Showdown -

Sending arms to Syria is irrational and dangerous The decision to give weapons to Syria's rebels risks entangling the US in a brutal and complex civil war. Al Jazeera - John Glaser, Editor of

Protests fill Brazil's largest cities The Sydney Morning Herald -

Obama, Putin hit stalemate on arming Syrian rebels, agree to try more diplomacy Allvoices -

Afghanistan Rejects Talks With Taliban and the U.S. The New York Times -

Revealed: The 44 Guantanamo Bay inmates too dangerous to release Freedom of Information request forces authorities to name terror suspects held for the last 12 years The Independent -

Taliban Step Toward Afghan Peace Talks Is Hailed by U.S. The New York Times -

Uncle Sam = Big Brother? Reader Supported News - Rep. Alan Grayson

Alan Grayson On Trans-Pacific Partnership: Obama Secrecy Is 'Assault On Democratic Government' Huffington Post - Zach Carter

Hunger strike against school closures begins in Philadelphia MSNBC -

Brazil Protests Crescendo as Tens of Thousands Take to the Streets Common Dreams -

Supreme Court Rules Fifth Amendment Has to Actually Be Invoked -

There's a Plan to Bury Nuclear Waste a Kilometre Away from Lake Huron -

Everything Americans Think They Know About Drugs Is Wrong: A Scientist Explodes the Myths AlterNet -

Supreme Court Cites Bush v. Gore For The First Time Ever Talking Points Memo -

US Cold War Ally in the Docks at Guantanamo for USS Cole Bombing truthout -

Elizabeth Warren's QE for Students: Populist Demagoguery or Economic Breakthrough? The Web of Debt Blog - Ellen Brown

Why Our Schools Are Broke: Five Years of Corporate State Tax Avoidance Buzzflash - PAUL BUCHHEIT

Society of Addiction The Indypendent -

G20 summits: Russia and Turkey react with fury to spying revelations The Guardian -

Russia says it will not allow Syria no-fly zones Reuters -

Saudi supplying missiles to Syria rebels: Gulf source Reuters -

U.S. Seems Eager for Nuclear Talks With Irans New Leader The New York Times -

Netanyahu still war-obsessed despite Iran's moderate swing Washington Monthly -

Strike Sweeps Turkey as Gov't Vows Military Force Common Dreams -

Interns Win Huge Victory in Labor Lawsuit Against Fox The Hollywood Reporter -

New Leak Indicates U.S. and Britain Eavesdropped at '09 World Conferences The New York Times -

PRISM Is Just Part Of A Much Larger, Scarier Government Surveillance Program Associated Press -

These 17 Agencies Make Up The Most Sophisticated Spy Network In The World Business Insider -

The Making of a Global Security State The Five Uncontrollable Urges of a Secrecy-Surveillance World - Tom Engelhardt

President Obama and Family Depart for G8 [Video] Associated Press -

Guantanamo talk: Closure promises rejected by detainees [Video] Al Jazeera -

3 NSA veterans speak out on whistle-blower: We told you so [+ Video] USA Today -

Bank of America Lied to Homeowners and Rewarded Foreclosures, Former Employees Say ProPublica -

Hollywood supporters turn on Obama administration over NSA data mining allegations Fox News -

Fracking Is Already Straining U.S. Water Supplies Think Progress -

The New Stoned Age Rolling Stone - Bill Maher

White House: Obama will defend Internet spying to Europeans The Hill -

Moderate declared winner of Iran presidential polls breakingNEWS -

Colorado Is Burning Even Worse Than Last Year Is climate change to blame? Mother Jones -

Researchers Find Biological Evidence of Gulf War Illnesses The New York Times -

Sympathy for the Luddites The New York Times - Paul Krugman

Heavy Pressure Led to Decision by Obama on Syrian Arms The New York Times -

Moderate Takes Lead in Iran Election Associated Press -

Obama Tumbles Down Syria's Slippery Slope The Nation -

House Votes to Maintain 'Indefinite Detention' at Gitmo Common Dreams -

Delaware Is 15th State to Seek Overrule of Citizens United Yes! Magazine -

Man of Steel: A Gay Allegory For Our Time Advocate -

Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks NSA Prism is motivated in part by fears that environmentally-linked disasters could spur anti-government activism The Guardian - Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, Executive Director of Institute for Policy Research & Development

Keystone XL Activists Labeled Possible Eco-Terrorists in Internal TransCanada Documents DeSmogBlog -

Security lapse provokes new criticism of huge role played by costly intelligence contractors The number of intelligence contractors must come down, a key Senator says The Center for Public Integrity -

D.C.-based groups bombarded state high court races with ads The Center for Public Integrity -

Why am I defending a public broadcaster (ERT) that banned me, and which I always considred problematic? - Yanis Varoufakis

White House statement on Syrian regime chemicals weapons - full text The Guardian -

US stock market moves sharply higher Associated Press -

Monsanto court victory could have big impact on biotech CNN -

Obama's Fourth War? The Atlantic -

Worldwide Honey Bee Collapse: A Lesson in Ecology EcoWatch -

Judge tosses out law banning protests on Supreme Court plaza The Washington Post -

Syria death toll climbs to 93,000 Reuters -

Connecting the Dots on PRISM, Phone Surveillance, and the NSA's Massive Spy Center Wired -

Google and Facebook ask DoJ for permission to publish Fisa requests In letter to US attorney general Eric Holder, Google says it 'has nothing to hide' and disclosure would dampen down speculation The Guardian -

G8 summit protest: riot police arrest 57 in raid of London HQ The Guardian -

Republican congressman calls for prosecution of Glenn Greenwald [Video] Fox News -

NSA revelations only 'the tip of the iceberg,' says Dem lawmaker [+ Video] The Hill -

Snowden saw what I saw: surveillance criminally subverting the constitution So we refused to be part of the NSA's dark blanket. That is why whistleblowers pay the price for being the backstop of democracy The Guardian - Thomas Drake

What Happens to Women Who Are Denied Abortions? The New York Times -

Greeks strike over state TV closure as backlash grows Reuters -

Supreme Court Rules Human Genes May Not Be Patented The New York Times -

Police Agencies Are Assembling Records of DNA The New York Times -

Our message to North Carolina's GOP: 'Moral Mondays' are here to stay The Guardian - Rev. Dr. William Barber

Not Just the NSA: Politicians Are Data Mining the American Electorate The Nation - John Nichols

U.S. Regulatory System Stymied by Special Interests IPS -

Killing the Messenger: Greek Government Shuts Down the State Broadcaster The Nation -

ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging NSA's Patriot Act Phone Surveillance ACLU -

Turkey violence intensifies as police try to clear Taksim Square - As it happened The Guardian -

Maine House overwhelmingly supports GMO labeling requirement Bangor Daily News -

Major Loss to Organic Farmers as Court Rules in Favor of Monsanto Common Dreams -

AP sources: US close to OK on arming Syrian rebels Associated Press -

Pentagon Five-Year Cybersecurity Plan Seeks $23 Billion Bloomberg -

Turkish Police Descend on Protesters in Taksim Square [VIDEO] IBTimes -

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Supreme Court ends torture suit against Donald Rumsfeld Politico -

Court of Appeals Dismisses CCR Case Challenging NSA Surveillance Program Center for Constitutional Rights -

U.S. surveillance whistleblower gone missing [Video] BBC -

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The Quiet Closing of Washington - Rober tReich

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Edward Snowden: Russia offers to consider asylum request The Guardian -

World leaders seek answers on US collection of communication data The Guardian -

Vermont decriminalizes marijuana possession UPI -

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From Tahrir to Occupy to Istanbul: An Anatomy of Current and Future Protest Vice -


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Keith Ellison Smacks Down George Will With His Own Words From 2006 on NSA Spying [+ Video] CNN & Crooks and Liars -

How Post-9/11 Surveillance Has Drastically Changed America [INFOGRAPHIC] Business Insider -

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations The Guardian -

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Five Ways the US Can Have an Icelandic Revolution Reader Supported News - Carl Gibson, Co-Founder, US Uncut

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NSA PRISM program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill

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Price-gouging cable companies are our latter-day robber barons The Guardian -

How the Chinese Exploited the Shady Relationship Between US Spymasters and Google AlterNet -

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily Exclusive: Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald

Syria and the Sham of "Humanitarian Intervention" Information Clearing House -

The economics of the 'Turkish Spring' Asia Times -

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The Eve of Destruction Tom Dispatch - Noam Chomsky

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'We Steal Secrets': State Agitprop truthdig - Chris Hedges

The Banality of "Don't Be Evil" OpEdNews - Julian Assange

It's Twitter, not the 'Turkish Spring': Erdogan dismisses four days of rioting that have left one dead PM says 'social media is the worst menace to society' as first death during unrest is reported The Independent -

Prescription Drugs Now Kill More People In The US Than Heroin And Cocaine Combined Business Insider -

Robert Gibbs: Darrell Issa Made Himself 'the Biggest Joke in All of Washington' [+ Video] Crooks and Liars / CNN -

The six ways Obamacare changes insurance premiums The Washington Post - Ezra Klein

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Why Gitmo Will Never Close Time Magazine -

Bradley Manning trial begins: live tweets from Fort Meade The Guardian - Ed Pilkington at Fort Meade

The Horrific Costs of the US-Colombia Trade Agreement The Nation -

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A Better Way To Tax The Multinationals Campaign for America's Future -

TEApublicans Kill Elizabeth Warren's Student Loan Reform Bill Americans Against The Tea Party -

Monsanto throws in the towel in Europe Daily KOS -

Supreme Court Rules That Police Can Take Your DNA Even If You Haven't Been Convicted of a Crime AlterNet -

Why Didn't the SEC Catch Madoff? It Might Have Been Policy Not To Rolling Stone - Matt Taibbi

Economic Storm Clouds Ahead - Robert Reich

Karl Rove's "Liberal Group" Complaint and the Crossroads GPS Scheme The Daily Beast -

How to Fix the Climate, in One Simple Flowchart Mother Jones -

Istanbul park protests sow the seeds of a Turkish spring The Guardian -

How Facebook Learned Rape is Bad for Business Huffington Post -

Private Equity Powerhouse KKR Hires Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus Gawker -

The new economic frontier is a chance for community resilience Transition Culture -

Insight: California environmentalists fear frack fight a distraction Reuters -

The new farm bill is an economic disaster The Guardian - Heidi Moore

B.C. says 'No' to Northern Gateway on concerns over oil spills The Globe and Mail -

Private Prison In Mississippi Allegedly Put Inmates In 'Barbaric' Conditions Reuters -

Seattle's Fast-Food Workers Strike As National Movement Begins To Claim Small Victories Huffington Post -

Drone war far from over even after Obama's promise to rein in strikes:Ex-Pakistani diplomat Associated Press of Pakistan -

Pakistani Taliban vows revenge for deputy chief's death McClatchy -

Syrian opposition, Assad dim outlook for peace talks Reuters -

Joblessness Hits New High in Euro Zone The New York Times -

Getting a Fair Share From Multinationals The New York Times -

U.S. calls on Hezbollah to pull fighters out of Syria Reuters -

Civilians among dead in Nigeria offensive [Video] Al Jazeera -

The FBI's Fishy Story on Killing Tsarnaev's Friend The Progressive - Matthew Rothschild

"Off the Record" Meetings with DOJ Exposes Deep Subservience of DC Press Corps Some outlets accept and others refuse, but underneath lurks a deeper question about press freedoms in the modern era Common Dreams - Jon Queally

Are Babies Healthier in North Korea or Northeast Ohio? Pacific Standard Magazine -

The New Face of Poverty in America The suburbs have become the fastest-growing home of American poverty. Other Words - Jim Hightower

Were Being Watched How Corporations and Law Enforcement Are Spying on Environmentalists Earth Island Journal -

State Department Inspector General Investigating Keystone XL Contractor ERM's Conflicts of Interest DeSmogBlog -

Obama's new FBI chief approved Bush's NSA warrantless wiretapping scheme The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald

Tea Party ties to Koch Brothers Ignored by Media in IRS Scandal Daily KOS -

U.S. Accused of Politicising Weapons of Mass Destruction Inter Press Service -

Russia to deliver arms to Syria as fears rise of proxy war The Guardian -

Walmart Pleads Guilty To Dumping Hazardous Waste, Will Pay $81 Million Huffington Post -

Walmart employees kick off longest strike yet MSNBC -

Exclusive: Obama Asks Pentagon for Syria No-Fly Zone Plan The Daily Beast -

Shell Admits Tax Avoidance Played Role in Rig Accident [Video] The Rachel Maddow Show -

Congress Still Puts Out for Wall Street truthdig - Robert Scheer

Bachmann Wont Seek Re-election Next Year The New York Times -

Pakistan's Taliban leader killed in drone strike [Video] Al Jazeera -

Texas Will Deny Health Coverage To 1.5 Million Low-Income Residents Think Progress -

Groups Targeted by I.R.S. Tested Rules on Politics The New York Times -

By Inserting Itself Into Syrian War, Hezbollah Makes Dramatic Gamble The New York Times -

California Marine veteran shoots two adult daughters and then kills self The Raw Story -

Extensive List of Politicians Paid Off by Monsanto Nation of Change -

Exclusive: Congressman Preps Bill to End Terror War Authority Wired - Spencer Ackerman

Half of America Is In or Near Poverty - and It's Getting Worse Buzzflash - Paul Buchheit

The world's last assault on polio? smartplanet -

EU Changes Energy Policy Strategic Culture Foundation. -

Illinois Bans Abstinence-Only Sex Ed: 'In Fantasy Land, We Teach Our Kids Abstinence' Think Progress -

Did a vaccine cause AIDS? The Economist -

Andrew Breitbarts Circus Maximus Vanity Fair - James Wolcott

CANNES: Blue Is the Warmest Color Wins Palme d Or Variety -

3 Troubling Things To Know About Billionaire Penny Pritzker Obamas Commerce Secretary choice raises serious questions. In These Times - David Moberg, Senior Editor

16 killed in new series of Iraq attacks: officials AFP -

US Makes Syria an 'Offer it Can't Refuse' - again Strategic Culture Foundation. - Finian Cunningham

EU Ends Arms Embargo on Syria; McCain Visits Syrian Rebels CNN -

US Doesn't Take Care of Its Veterans Now; It Has No Business Making New Ones truthout -

Memorial Day Special: U.S. Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Return War Medals at NATO Summit [Video] Democracy Now! -

Other than Honorable A Gazette investigation shows an increasing number of soldiers, including wounded combat veterans, are being kicked out of the service for misconduct, often with no benefits, as the Army downsizes after a decade of war. The Colorado Springs Gazette -

Kerry announces $4 billion economic development proposal for West Bank The Washington Post -

Arab League chief urges Hezbollah to stop fighting in Syria Reuters -

Israel's Peres calls for return to peace talks Associated Press -

Why I Spoke Out at Obama's Foreign Policy Speech The Nation - Medea Benjamin

US and allies step up war preparations against Syria, Lebanon, Iran WSWS -

The Entire Globe is a Battlefield for Pentagon [+ Video] Information Clearing House - Pepe Escobar

America's truth-seeking drone program Asia Times -

Obama Narrows Scope of Terror War Inter Press Service - Jim Lobe

Globe investigation: The Ford familys history with drug dealing The Globe and Mail -

Why Democrats Can't be Trusted to Control Wall Street - Robert Reich

5 Most Horrifying Things About MonsantoWhy You Should Join the Global Movement and Protest on Saturday AlterNet -

White House briefings lay out new drone rulebook -- but questions remain The Bureau of Investigative Journalism -

Illinois Bans Abstinence-Only Sex Ed: In Fantasy Land, We Teach Our Kids Abstinence Think Progress -

On the Eve of March Against Monsanto Senate Rejects GMO Labeling Bill Reader Supported News -

Holder OK'd search warrant for Fox News reporter's private emails, official says NBC -

Tax-Avoiding Corporations Siphoning Billions from World's Poorest Common Dreams -

Obama speech suggests possible expansion of drone killings McClatchy -

Is North Carolina the Next Wisconsin? News Observer / Reader Supported News -

Ten State Legislatures That Have Beaten The NRA After Newtown Think Progress -

Canadian drug policy experts recommend decriminalizing all drugs The Raw Story -

Mississippi Could Soon Jail Women for Stillbirths, Miscarriages Mother Jones - Kate Sheppard

Military Quietly Grants Itself the Power to Police the Streets Without Local or State Consent The lines between the military and law enforcement have blurred even further. AlterNet -

Deja Vu on the Hill: Wall Street Lobbyists Roll Back Finance Reform, Again Rolling Stone - Matt Taibbi

VA backs off promise to fix veterans' claim backlog Center For Investigative Reporting -

A Word from Our Sponsor Public televisions attempts to placate David Koch. The New Yorker -

PBS Killed Wisconsin Uprising Documentary "Citizen Koch" To Appease Koch Brothers PRWatch -

Annual income of richest 100 people enough to end global poverty four times over Oxfam -

Was the London killing of a British soldier 'terrorism'? What definition of the term includes this horrific act of violence but excludes the acts of the US, the UK and its allies? The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald

Terracide and the Terrarists Destroying the Planet for Record Profits Tom Dispatch - Tom Engelhardt

US Economy at Risk as Regulatory Agency Allows Big Banks to Continue Secret and Non-Competitive Derivatives Trading Buzzflash - Mark Karlin

The Supreme Court Empowers Employers to Lock Out Workers truthout -

The Capone Moment: Could LIBOR Fracture the International Banking Cartel? -

Cash Piles Up as U.S. CEOs Play Safe With Slow-Growth Economy Bloomberg -

Global Capital and the Nation State - Robert Reich

Florida FBI Shooting Has Boston Bombing Links [Video] Associated Press -

Julian Assange Sues Military Over Bradley Manning Trial Secrecy Huffington Post -

Keystone Pipeline Nears Completion This Summer as Carbon-dioxide Reaches Record Levels Buzzflash - Mark Karlin

The DC Circuit Court Versus Workers' Rights truthout -

Foreclosure Victims Protesting Wall Street Impunity Outside DOJ Arrested, Tasered truthout - Rania Khalek and Craig O'Connor,

The Growing Global Challenge to Monsanto's Monopolistic Greed truthout - Dr. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

Obama to begin process of closing Guantanamo Bay: report AFP -

House passes bill to speed construction of Keystone XL Pipeline AFP -

Bradley Manning trial to be closed for some testimony: judge AFP -

Torture Victims Body Is Found Near U.S. Base, Afghans Say The New York Times -

Senate panel backs arming Syria rebels Reuters -

Texas to take BP and Halliburton to court Texas, alleges the companies and others "engaged in wilful and wanton misconduct" in the 2010 Deep Horizon oil spill. Al Jazeera -

How the US Turned Three Pacifists into Violent Terrorists Common Dreams -

GMO Labeling Passes Vermont House as Activists Prepare to March Against Monsanto PRWatch -

Think the IRS Was Bad? Try the Spying on Occupy Activists The Progressive - Matthew Rothschild

4 Questions Obama's Big National Security Speech Should Answer Wired - Spencer Ackerman

DOJ Allegedly Spied on Fox News Correspondent, the FBI Investigates Bachmann, and More [+ Video] truthdig -

White House Backs 'Shield Law' for Media [Video] The White House / Associated Press -

Monsanto Has Been Removed And Banned By: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Madeira, New Zealand, Peru, South Australia, Russia, France, and Switzerland! Political Vel Craft -

Dissecting Bob Woodward's Comparison Of Benghazi To Watergate [+ Video] Media Matters For America -

'Monsanto Protection Act' May Be Repealed Via Farms Bill Amendment International Business Times -

Storms and Extreme Weather: The Impact of Climate Change (Videos) Informed Comment - Juan Cole

Revenge of the Bear: Russia Strikes Back in Syria truthdig - Juan Cole

Rise Up or Die truthdig - Chris Hedges

Bangladesh Factory Safety Accord: The 14 North American Retailers Who Refuse to Sign Occupy Democrats -

Julian Assange: UK Spy Messages Suggest He is Being Framed Common Dreams -

At least four suspected militants killed in Yemen drone strike Reuters -

Gunmen kill Khan party woman politician in Pakistan France 24 -

"End the Dictatorship": Senator Leads Call to Repeal Monsanto "Giveaway" Ahead of worldwide protest, Senator Merkley announces effort to repeal the Monsanto Protection Act Common Dreams -

Study: Human Disaster Looms if Global Temps Rise 4C Common Dreams -

Powerful tornadoes strike in four central U.S. states Chicago Tribune -

Hezbollah suffers big losses in Syria battle: activists Reuters -

Car bombs target Shi'ites in Iraq, killing more than 60 Reuters -

Reagan and Argentina's Dirty War Consortium News - Robert Parry

Russia sends Syria advanced anti-ship missiles: U.S. officials Reuters -

Tar sands exploitation would mean game over for climate, warns leading scientist The Guardian -

Obama and Nixon: A Historical Perspective Reader Supported News - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., President of Waterkeeper Alliance

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EU decision to lift Syrian oil sanctions boosts jihadist groups The Guardian -

Obama to address Guantanamo and drones in major defense speech The Guardian -

Chicago Teachers Kick Off Three-Day March Against Mass School Closings Common Dreams -

California Approves $92M Ammo Tax to Combat Gun Violence Opposing Views -

Cornel West: 'They say I'm un-American' The Guardian -

Everything Is Rigged, Continued: European Commission Raids Oil Companies in Price-Fixing Probe Rolling Stone - Matt Taibbi

Concerns Arise on U.S. Effort to Allow Internet 'Wiretaps' The New York Times -

A Black Mound of Canadian Oil Waste Is Rising Over Detroit The New York Times -

20 Things Worth Knowing About Torontos Crack-Smoking Mayor, Rob Ford New York Magazine -

Important New Legislation Which Can Mitigate Worst Effects of Climate Change Daily KOS -

List of Bush Admin scandals Daily KOS -

Washington gets explicit: its 'war on terror' is permanent The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald

U.S. House lawmakers reach tentative deal to revamp immigration Reuters -

Obama says U.S. won't act alone on Syria He rules out unilateral military action even if chemical weapons use is proved. Los Angeles Times -

Another CIA Debacle The Real Benghazi Scandal CounterPunch -

100th day of the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay Before It's News -

Obama Names OMB Official as Acting IRS Commissioner [+ Video] ABC News -

84 Percent of NYC Fast Food Workers Report Wage Theft in a New Survey The Nation - Josh Eidelson

Patriotic Yardsticks for Unpatriotic Giant Corporations - Ralph Nader

The major sea change in media discussions of Obama and civil liberties The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald

Interior Department Bows to Oil and Gas Industry Pressure, Weakens Fracking Rules Earth Justice -

The Real I.R.S. Scandal The New Yorker -

VIDEO: From Boston to Pakistan, Pentagon Officials Claim Entire World is a Battlefield Democracy Now! -

Pentagon 'Rewrites Constitution' Affirming Endless War Senate hearing on the Authorization for Use of Military Force confirms congressional war powers rendered 'null and void' Common Dreams -

Experts: Fed's Push for More Wiretapping a Recipe for Security Disaster Common Dreams / The New York Times / Washington Post -

Wireless Carriers Privacy Failure Revealed In Associated Press Phone Record Controversy Huffington Post -

Justice Dept. Defends Seizure of Phone Records The New York Times -

How the Media Help the Kochs and ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation Reader Supported News -

Bomber in Afghanistan kills 15, including six Americans Associated Press -

Obama Student Loan Policy Generates $51 Billion Profit, Causing Democrats To Lash Out Huffington Post -

James Cole Authorized AP Subpoenas, Eric Holder Confirms Huffington Post -

At Least 4,099 People Have Been Killed By Guns Since Newtown Think Progress -

Victory in Seattle as Teachers Win Battle in Standardized Test Boycott October2011 - Margaret Flowers

Army Sexual Assault Prevention Office Coordinator Accused of 'Abusive Sexual Contact' [+ Video] Associated Press / MSNBC -

COOPER UNION PROTESTS: Students Say The Board Is Destroying The Legendary School Business Insider -

Milwaukee Becomes Fifth City Where Fast Food Workers Strike Colorlines -

Holder defends seizure of AP phone records [Video] CBS News -

Russia expels a U.S. diplomat accused of spying The Washington Post -

North Carolina Women Don 1960s Garb To Protest 'Vintage' Bill That Threatens Birth Control Access Think Progress -

Josh Rosner on How Dodd Frank Institutionalizes Too Big to Fail Naked Capitalism - Yves Smith

Spanish prelate fears 'mutual hatred' over euro crisis The Telegraph -

Russia warns against another Afghan civil war [Video] Al Jazeera -

Senator Warren to Federal Reserve, DOJ, SEC: Have You Researched Costs to the Public of Settlement without Admission of Guilt? Elizabeth Warren Press Release -

The Death of Truth truthdig - Chris Hedges

Private Prison Profits Skyrocket, As Executives Assure Investors Of 'Growing Offender Population' Think Progress -

Vermont senators OK bill to decriminalize pot possession UPI -

Minn. Governor to Sign Bill Allowing Gay Marriage ABC News -

Everything you need to know about the IRS scandal in one FAQ The Washington Post -

In talking points controversy, an unanswered question: Why did CIA say a protest preceded Benghazi attack? McClatchy -

Patent filing claims solar energy 'breakthrough' McClatchy -

Our Oil Addiction Ignores CO2 Milestone Oil Change International -

Colorado School Employee Accidentally Shoots High School Student Gawker -

False Balance Lives: Bloomberg News Gives Equal Weight To Climate Disinformer And Scientists Think Progress -

Advocate: GOP-backed workplace flexibility bill is designed to kill overtime pay The Raw Story -

Worldwide 'March Against Monsanto' Protests Planned for May 25th Natural Society -

Its Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nations First Food Forest Why Don't You Try This -

My Medical Choice The New York Times - ANGELINA JOLIE

Bangladesh factory collapse: Gap clothing chain under fire after 'refusing' to sign safety pact Latest disaster was the worst industrial accident in the world since the Bhopal gas disaster of 1984 The Independent -

The origins of globalisation Prospect Magazine (UK) -

2 Arrested in Slaying of Malcolm X's Grandson Colorlines -

Supreme Court sides with big agribusiness in Monsanto intellectual property case The Raw Story -

Monsanto Has Taken Over the USDA Nation of Change - David Swanson

The IRS Shoots Itself in the Foot, Then Reloads Mother Jones - Kevin Drum

The Rich Have Gained $5.6 Trillion in the 'Recovery,' While the Rest of Us Have Lost $669 Billion AlterNet - Les Leopold

Huge drug cost disparities seen in health overhaul Associated Press -

New Orleans Mother's Day parade shooting: Police seek man seen in surveillance footage Yahoo News -

Is Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Turning Out to Be a Another Billionaire Conservative? AlterNet -

IRS Abuses Power in Targeting Tea Party ACLU -

Dozens killed in bombings on Turkey-Syria border [Video] Al Jazeera -

The Coming Attempt to Impeach Obama The Daily Beast -

Student Debt and the Crushing of the American Dream The New York Times - Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel laureate in Economics and former Chief Economist of the World Bank

Imran Khan welcomes Pakistan voter turn-out but alleges rigging AFP -

Keystone XL: Obama urged by Democrat backers to reject pipeline The Guardian -

We've Hit the Carbon Level We Were Warned About. Here's What That Means. Mother Jones -

The Founder of Mother's Day Later Fought to Have It Abolished mental_floss. -

Happy Mothers Day: From Guantanamo to Yemen Common Dreams - Jodie Evans, Co-founder of CODEPINK & Charles Davis, NPR

Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations Surpass 400 PPM Milestone Huffington Post -

13 Benghazis That Occurred on Bush's Watch Without a Peep from Fox News Huffington Post -

Profiting From Genocide: The World Bank's Bloody History in Guatemala truthout -

Ex-dictator convicted of genocide in Guatemala Associated Press -

Son of former Pakistan prime minister kidnapped at election rally The Independent -

Fast food strikes spread to Detroit -

Uruguay General Gets 28 Years In Prisoner's Murder Associated Press -

Immigration bill backers thwart conservative amendments Reuters -

Another Flat-Earth Argument About Immigration's Economic Drain Colorlines -

Our Elections Really Are Rigged--by Gerrymandering and Districting Abuses The Nation - John Nichols

Maddow Rips Conservative Think Tank For Immigration Study Co-Author Who Claimed Latinos Have Lower IQs [+ Video] Mediaite/MSNBC -

Bangladesh rescuers find woman alive after 17 days in rubble Associated Press -

A Simple, 4-Step Method to End Corporate Personhood Huffington Post - Carl Gibson, Co-Founder, US Uncut

How Nike Solved Its Sweatshop Problem Business Insider -

An Interview With Julian Assange Corporate totalitarianism is spreading rapidly, and its not just Assange or Manning they want. It is all who dare to defy the official narrative. truthdig - Chris Hedges

Michigan town shuts schools, lays off all teachers over budget crisis MSNBC -

Benghazi: The Shiny Object Distracting Us From Elizabeth Warren Reader Supported News -

How Big Oil Uses the Republican Party to Subvert American Democracy EcoWatch - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., President of Waterkeeper Alliance

Court Ruling Gives FBI Too Much Leeway on Surveillance Technology ACLU -

FBI Documents Suggest Feds Read Emails Without a Warrant ACLU -

Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai reveals US will retain nine bases after withdrawal The Guardian -

Despite Evidence of Massacres, Former Guatemalan Dictator Proclaims Innocence at Genocide Trial [Video] Democracy Now! -

Nun, 83, and two other activists guilty of intent to injure national security at nuclear complex Washington Post -

Afghanistan to allow US bases to remain Al Jazeera -

In Senate, Efforts to Reshape, or Derail, Immigration Bill The New York Times -

Wildfires in California [+Video] -

Bangladesh garment factory fire kills 8 as toll from earlier factory collapse nears 1,000 CBSNews -

Y-12 Trial: Trio found guilty, judge schedules new hearing WBIR, Knoxville -

U.S. Weighs Wide Overhaul of Wiretap Laws The New York Times -

Giving Up Our Privacy? Reader Supported News -

FBI Spiked Chechen Jihadi Investigation - Greg Palast

US air force strips 17 officers of power to launch nuclear missiles The Guardian -

Feelings of Powerlessness Likely Prevented Cleveland Captives from Attempting to Escape Sooner AlterNet -

Decade After Iraq, Right-Wing and Liberal Hawks Reunite Over Syria Inter Press Service - Jim Lobe

Syria: Pressure for US Military Action Rising Ominously Lobe Log - Wayne White, Former Deputy Director of the State Department's Middle East/South Asia Intelligence Office (INR/NESA)

U.S. Weighs Wider Wiretap Laws to Cover Online Activity The New York Times -

Same-Sex Couples Welcome Delaware Gay Marriage Law Time Magazine -

Sexual Assaults in Military Raise Alarm in Washington The New York Times -

A Movement is Afoot Local Fights Against Austerity are Growing CounterPunch -

The Reverse Revolving Door: How Corporate Insiders Are Rewarded Upon Leaving Firms for Congress Disclosures reveal that corporations and lobbying firms award six-figure bonuses to staff who leave to take powerful positions on Capitol Hill. The Nation - Lee Fang

Israel's Bombs Invite Obama to Join a War Against Syria The Nation - Robert Dreyfuss

Heritage Foundation phony immigration study has political goal NY Daily News -

7 Dodgy Food Practices Banned in Europe But Just Fine Here Mother Jones -

Two-thirds of senators to vote on U.S.-Mexico border without having seen it The Washington Times -

Secrecy Shrouds Pretrial Hearing in WikiLeaks Case Associated Press -

Deaths from Pakistan election rally blast up to 25 Associated Press -

Drone Strikes Are Winning War in Yemen -- for Al-Qaeda Bloomberg -

JPMorgan Caught in Swirl of Regulatory Woes The New York Times -

Israeli airstrike in Syria brings Iran onstage, raising risk of proxy war CSMonitor -

Debt-Repair Firm Charged in First CFPB Criminal Referral Bloomberg -

NRA Celebrates Gun Control Defeat, Senators Face Backlash Bloomberg -

Menendez offers bill to arm Syrian rebels The Hill -

'This is not a declaration of war': Israel seeks to reassure Syria over airstrikes that reportedly killed at least 42 The Independent -

US Doubts UN Claims That Syrian Rebels Used Sarin -

Murder probe opens against building owner as Bangladesh death toll hits 645 Associated Press -

Paint Bombs David Graebers The Democracy Project and the anarchist revival. The New Yorker -

A Bigger, Darker Rightwing Funder The Progressive - Ruth Conniff

US rejects EU claim of insecticide as prime reason for bee colony collapse The Guardian -

Malaysia opposition leader refuses to concede defeat [Video] Al Jazeera -

U.N. Finds "Little Appreciation" for Human Rights among U.S. Businesses Inter Press Service -

Anti-government street protests mark Hollande's first year anniversary Agence France-Presse -

U.N. has testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas: investigator Reuters -

An act of war from Israel - but why now? Channel 4 -

Tensions As Israel Targets Syria in Airstrikes [Video] Associated Press -

As Death Toll Rises Beyond 500, Garment Factory Disaster 'Worst in World History' Common Dreams -

Israeli strike on Syria targeted weapons shipment Associated Press -

Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government? A former FBI counterterrorism agent claims on CNN that this is the case The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald

The giants of the green world that profit from the planet's destruction The Guardian - Naomi Klein

Boston and Beyond When we experience terror at home, we must remember the United Statess use of terror abroad. In These Times - Noam Chomsky

The Flaccid Jobs Report - Robert Reich

The Burdens of Total Surveillance ACLU -

CEPR: Economy Adds 165,000 Jobs in April, Unemployment Drops to 7.5 Percent Recent job reports show there is zero evidence that the prolonged period of high unemployment has anything to do with the workforces lack of skills. Center for Economic and Policy Research (cepr) - Dean Baker

The Week Magically Turns White Bombers Brown for Its Latest Cover Gawker -

US drone strikes being used as alternative to Guantanamo, lawyer says The Guardian -

OMalley signs death penalty repeal, medical marijuana bill and other measures The Washington Post -

Chaudhry Zulfikar Dead: Lead Pakistan Prosecutor In Benazir Bhutto Murder Case Shot To Death, Police Say Associated Press -

Canada not ready to ban pesticides believed responsible for honey bee deaths The Vancouver Sun -

Nearly 500 arrested in Montreal as protesters take aim at private club at centre of Quebec corruption inquiry National Post -

Oil politics exposed in London court case The Africa Report -

Youth advocate: Student arrested over science project highlights school to prison pipeline [+ Video] The Raw Story / MSNBC -

Obama taps telecom lobbyist for FCC, Rep. Watt to head housing finance agency [+ Video] The Washington Post -

Bolivian President Evo Morales orders expulsion of USAID CNN -

Justice Department appeals morning-after pill ruling AFP -

U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance C/NET -

WMD for We but not for Thee The Usual Suspects v. Syria CounterPunch -

Questions the Senate Should Ask At Tomorrow's Briefing on the Aaron Swartz Prosecution Electronic Frontier Foundation -

U.S. Turns to Drones to Cut Cost of "War on Drugs" in the Caribbean Daily Tech. -

Report: Obama Officials Authorized New 'Cybersecurity' Warrantless Surveillance Program, Fresh Immunity Given to ISPs Electronic Frontier Foundation -

Study links insecticide use to invertebrate die-offs The Guardian -

Executive Pay Of Austerity Advocates Saves Companies More Than $1 Billion Via Tax Loophole Huffington Post - Zach Carter

Arab League sweetens Israel-Palestinian peace plan Associated Press -

US maintains troops in Mali backing French forces PressTV -

U.S. Said To Be Leaning Toward Arming Syrian Rebels NPR -

Europeans protest austerity at May Day rallies Reuters -

Google's Spymasters Are Now Worried About Your Secrets truthdig - Robert Scheer

Free Trade's Murderous Role in Bangladesh Reader Supported News - William Black

Foreclosed Homeowners Got $300, Bank's Consultants Got $2 Billion Rolling Stone - Matt Taibbi

Government Seeks to Fine Companies for Not Complying With Wiretap Orders Wired -

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How the CIA's Bags of Cash Undermined the Afghanistan War Wired - Spencer Ackerman

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Climate Collision Course: CO2 Levels About to Hit 400 PPM In a first in human history, "it looks like the world is going to blow through the 400-ppm level without losing a beat." Common Dreams -

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Slideshow: Six Whistleblowers Charged Under the Espionage Act -

Protesters march against UK drones as MoD reveals 'drone sharing' with US The Bureau of Investigative Journalism -

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Pattern seen in alleged chemical arms use in Syria Associated Press -

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With Bags of Cash, C.I.A. Seeks Influence in Afghanistan The New York Times -

Afghan President Hamid Karzai confirms secret US cash 'help' BBC -

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Life under lockdown at America's hunger-striking prison camps Miami Herald -

Guantanamo Bay hunger strikers at 100, U.S. says CBS News -

U.S. Cities Joining Push to Dump Fossil Fuel Investments Inter Press Service -

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Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever Rolling Stone - Matt Taibbi

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Noam Chomsky: Obama's Attack on Civil Liberties Has Gone Way Beyond Imagination truthout -

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U.S. Intelligence on Sarin...With a Grain of Salt Time Magazine -

Controversial CISPA "cyber-security" bill is DOA in the Senate Ars Technica -

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Nearly 50 killed as sectarian violence flares in Iraq Reuters -

Mali: UN approves new UN peacekeeping force, Minusma BBC -

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Federal Taxes Reward 8-Figure Pentagon Fraud Spree The Weapons Oligarchy CounterPunch -

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IT'S OFFICIAL: The Rich Are Getting Richer And Everyone Else Is Getting Hosed Business Insider -

Hagel urges caution on Syria chemical weapons claims AFP, Cairo -

EPA releases harsh review of Keystone XL environmental report Los Angeles Times -

CIA pushed to add Boston bomber to terror watch list The Washington Post -

Top US diplomat seeks Afghan deal with Taliban Al Jazeera -

Spain's jobless total reaches a record six million Euronews -

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should not face the death penalty, even for a capital crime The Guardian -

Did the FBI Bungle the Tsarnaev Case? Foreign Policy -

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Hollywood yielding to China's box-office clout by removing some content, filming alternatives The Associated Press | The Canadian Press -

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Frank Rich on the National Circus: The GOP Goes Benghazi on Boston New York Magazine - Frank Rich

John Galt Outsources Death to Bangladesh to Save Pennies on Fifty Dollar T-shirt emptywheel -

The U.S., selflessly concerned about democracy in Venezuela, questions integrity of election result Daily KOS -

50 Reasons You Despised George W. Bush's Presidency: A Reminder on the Day of His Presidential Library Dedication AlterNet -

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Live: Hundreds of Students Walk Out of Standardized Test: "We are over-tested, under-resourced and fed up!" Common Dreams -

Mirabile Dictu! Someone (Bankruptcy Trustee Freeh) Finally Sues Jon Corzine Over MF Global Naked Capitalism -

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France legalizes same-sex marriage after wrenching debate Associated Press -

Walmart Workers Plan Wednesday Scheduling Showdowns in 150 Stores The Nation - Josh Eidelson

Retail and Fast Food Workers Strike in Chicago's Magnificent Mile The Nation -

Bangladesh building collapse kills at least 80 CNN -

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev motive: Boston bombing suspect cites U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq as motivation WPTV -

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Syria opposition names new interim leader [Video] Al Jazeera -

America's Baffling Historical Amnesia: Suddenly President Bush's Approval Ratings Are the Same As Obama's AlterNet -

Michael Klare, The Coming Global Explosion Tom Dispatch - Michael T. Klare

Iraqi Sunni protest clashes in Hawija leave many dead BBC -

In Pakistan's tribal region, a woman runs for office for the first time Global Post -

'Boston Strong': Marching in Lockstep with the Police State The Rutherford Institute -

Boston Suspect No "Enemy Combatant", Rights Concerns Remain Inter Press Service -

Nun Emerges as Spanish Leader in Fight Against Austerity Common Dreams -

The Orwellian Warfare State of Carnage and Doublethink -

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev speaks after being charged in hospital -

Canada thwarts plot to blow up U.S.-Canada rail line AlArabiya -

Boston Bombing Suspect Won't Be Considered An Enemy Combatant Think Progress -

Texas fertilizer plant also stored explosive chemical used in Oklahoma City bomb NBC -

Kansas Gov. Signs New Anti-Abortion Measures Chicago Tribune -

After Airstrike, Afghan Points to C.I.A. and Secret Militias The New York Times -

Stricken Boston bomb suspect under guard, awaits charges Reuters -

Powerful Spring Storms Unleash Deadly Floods in Midwest [+ Video] ABC News -

Syria War: Hundreds Feared Dead In Damascus Fighting Associated Press -

Nigeria Violence: Fighting Between Country's Military And Islamic Extremists Kills At Least 185 People Associated Press -

Conservative Koch Brothers Turning Focus to Newspapers The New York Times -

Presidential vote heightens political crisis in Italy WSWS -

Nearly half of Guantanamo prisoners now on hunger strike McClatchy -

How Monsanto Went From Selling Aspirin to Controlling Our Food Supply AlterNet -

Hunger Strikes and Indefinite Detention: A Rundown on What's Going on at Gitmo ProPublica -

Forever Blowing Bubbles The Trade - Jesse Eisinger, Pulitzer Prize Winner

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America's New Math: 1 Wall Street Hour = 21 Years of Hard Work For the Rest of Us AlterNet - Les Leopold

Dem Failure to Reform Filibuster Sinks Gun Control in Senate Buzzflash - Mark Karlin

In Case You Missed It: Congress Takes Your Internet Privacy Care2 -

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Talk Begins of April 22 Online 'Blackout' in CISPA Protest ABC News -

April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe begins, will become the largest marine oil spill in history. EoE -

Why Should I Care That No Ones Reading Dzhokhar Tsarnaev His Miranda Rights? When the law gets bent out of shape for him, its easier to bend out of shape for the rest of us. Slate -

Boston bombing: Media haste makes mistakes CSMonitor -

Police: Boston Marathon bombing suspect in custody The Hill -

Last Inspection Of West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Was In 1985 Think Progress -

Venezuela election vote to be audited BBC -

Genocide Trial of Former Dictator Ros Montt Suspended After Intervention by Guatemalan President [Video] Democracy Now! -

Pakistan police arrest ex-president Musharraf [Video] Al Jazeera -

Meet the 28-year-old Student Who Exposed Two Harvard Professors Whose Shoddy Research Drove Global Austerity AlterNet - Lynn Stuart Parramore

Noam Chomsky: How Close the World Is to Nuclear War Seven Stories Press / AlterNet -

A Senate in the Gun Lobbys Grip The New York Times -

One Boston Bombing Suspect Is Dead, Second at Large; Area on Lockdown The New York Times -

Who Is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Man at the Center of the Boston Manhunt? The Atlantic Wire -

CISPA Vote: House Passes Cybersecurity Bill To Let Companies Break Privacy Contracts Huffington Post - Zach Carter & Sabrina Siddiqui

Income Taxes Do Not Fully Reflect the Low Taxation on the Rich in the US Buzzflash - Mark Karlin

The Senate Fails Americans The New York Times -

Domestic Workers Sow a New Global Movement In These Times - Michelle Chen

Military Appeals Court Rejects Effort by Press to Bring Transparency to Bradley Manning's Court Martial firedoglake -

Supreme Court Rules Foreign Human Rights Cases Can't Be Tried in U.S. PBS -

Internet Rights - and the US's Lack Thereof truthout - Michael Wooldridge, Filmmaker; War for the Web

Tales of Reagans Guatemala Genocide April 16, 2013 Exclusive: Consortium News - Robert Parry

Test confirms letter to senator contained ricin [+ Video] Associated Press / USA Today -

Remaking the Federal Reserve, Building Public Banks and Opting Out of Wall Street truthout - Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

Before Next Crash, Create Finance System That Serves Public, Part I: Shrink, Regulate Banks, and Enforce Law truthout - Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

GUN CONTROL VOTE FAILS IN SENATE - Obama Lambastes The Senate In Angry Speech Business Insider -

Confusion over arrest reports in Boston bombing [+ Video] CNN -

Afghan opium production increases for 3rd year in a row, nearing record Associated Press -

Cheers, applause as New Zealand legalizes same-sex marriage Reuters -

More prisoners join Guantanamo Bay hunger strike BBC -

1 In 4 Children Worldwide "Stunted" From Malnutrition: UNICEF Economy Watch -

Venezuela opposition leader Capriles calls off rally BBC -

Senators Finish Immigration Bill, Opponents Come Together on Plan to Kill It New York Magazine -

Background check setback: 'We will not get the votes today,' Manchin reveals The Washington Post -

Boston bombs were pressure cookers filled with metal USA Today -

The new propaganda is liberal. The new slavery is digital New Statesman - John Pilger

Can the Boston Bombings increase our Sympathy for Iraq and Syria, for all such Victims? Informed Comment - Juan Cole

Why This is the Worst Recovery on Record - Robert Reich

President Obama has just signed a rollback of key transparency provisions of the STOCK Act. Open Secrets -

Deadly wave of bombings across Iraq ahead of elections CNN -

Researchers Finally Replicated Reinhart-Rogoff, and There Are Serious Problems. Next New Deal -

Look at this graph and then tell me we can't afford defense cuts Wonk Blog - Ezra Klein

US Secretary of State blackmails China over North Korea WSWS -

Dan Loeb Simultaneously Solicits, Betrays Pension Funds Rolling Stone Magazine - Matt Taibbi

Eight facts about terrorism in the United States The Washington Post -

The Enemy-Industrial Complex How to Turn a World Lacking in Enemies into the Most Threatening Place in the Universe Tom Dispatch -

Climate scientists struggle to explain warming slowdown Reuters -

The strange politics of TVA privatization Facing South -

Momentum Builds in U.S., Beyond to End Corporate Tax Evasion Inter Press Service -

There's Around $223 Trillion In The World. Here's Who Owns Most Of It.[Video] Upworthy -

John Kerry says US prepared to reach out to North Korea [Video] The Guardian -

As Boston Reels from Violence, Calls for Compassion and Calm Investigation announces no solid leads for culprit(s) as voices urge against rush to judgment Common Dreams / The Boston Globe -

Melting in Antarctica is worst in 1,000 years Al Jazeera -

Palestinian Prime Minister Fayyad resigns Associated Press -

Anti-Thatcher, Anti-Cuts Protest Fills London's Trafalgar Square Common Dreams -

When capitalism consumed the Internet -

The Guantanamo Hunger Strike Gets a NYT Op-Ed Slate -

Japan, U.S. agree on Tokyo joining Trans-Pacific trade talks Reuters -

Guantanamo Hunger Strike: Guards Fire Four Non-Lethal Shots, Force Detainees Into Single Cells [+ Video] Huffington Post -

Chavez's political heir declared winner; opponent demands recount CNN -

A Tax Day Must-Read "A Tax System Stacked Against the 99 Percent" Daily KOS / The New York Times - Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel laureate in Economics and former Chief Economist of the World Bank

Iraq hit by wave of attacks less than a week before elections Associated Press -

The Southern State Fast Becoming Ayn Rand's Vision of Paradise AlterNet - Les Leopold

President Obama, One Corporate Puppet Among Many Reader Supported News -

Millions face starvation as world warms, say scientists The Guardian -

Winner Takes All: The Super-priority Status of Derivatives The Web of Debt Blog - Ellen Brown

Has Obama Already Given Up on Climate Change? The New Yorker -

How Big Pharma profits from war War in Context -

Burning a hole in our budget! GDAMS -

The IRS Doesn't Think "Reasonable Expectation of Privacy" Applies to Your Emails Slate -

Three key lessons from the Obama administration's drone lies The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald

Republicans Push 700 New Laws to Regulate Women's Bodies AlterNet -

Inch by Inch Reader Supported News - Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Look out Monsanto: The Global Food Movement Is Rising YES! Magazine -

GOP Congressman Warns Background Checks Will Lead To A Genocide Like In Rwanda Think Progress -

US boycotts international justice meeting at UN [Video] Al Jazeera -

Labor Unions Have A Big Stake In Immigration Reform Fronteras -

Rally for Citizenship: Tens of Thousands Flood Capitol Hill in Massive Call for Humane Reform [Video] Democracy Now! -

Despite Compromise, Bipartisan Consensus Remains: Assault Weapons OK Gun safety groups applaud movement on background checks, but NRA's grip on legislators remains intact Common Dreams / Huffington Post / Reuters -

Uruguay legalises same-sex marriage Vote in lower house of Congress makes Uruguay the third country in Americas and 12th in world to allow gay marriage The Guardian -

Manning trial judge to US: prove suspect knew leaks would 'aid enemy' Judge's order raises burden of proof for prosecutors seeking life in military prison for WikiLeaks suspect over security leaks The Guardian -

UN: Clean Energy Could Save Millions of Lives Air pollution, one of the "greatest hazards to human health, is killing millions while causing climate change Common Dreams -

The Corporate Betrayal of America Common Dreams - Paul Buchheit

Obama's drone war kills others, not just al Qaida leaders McClatchy -

Russell Brand on Margaret Thatcher: 'I always felt sorry for her children' The Guardian -

Egypt's army took part in torture and killings during revolution, report shows Leaked document shines light on crimes including forced disappearances during uprising against Hosni Mubarak The Guardian -

Bi-Partisanship We Don't Need: The President Offers to Cut Social Security and Republicans Agree - Robert Reich

The 6 Most Vulnerable Tea Party Governors Up For Re-Election In 2014 The National Memo -

Leaked Cable Discloses Bush Administration's Plans to Aid Opposition to Hugo Chavez Slate -

Social Security is Probably Pretty Safe For Now Mother Jones - Kevin Drum

What You Need To Know About President Obama's New Budget Think Progress -

U.S. secret: CIA collaborated with Pakistan spy agency in drone war McClatchy -

Jury finds Exxon Mobil liable in NH groundwater contamination trial, oil giant must pay $236M The Washington Post -

Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's body to be exhumed over murder claims Chilean poet was long thought to have succumbed to cancer but driver claims he was murdered by Pinochet regime The Guardian -

WikiLeaks: Vatican Dismissed Pinochet Massacre Reports As 'Communist Propaganda' Huffington Post -

US homeless numbers expected to rise as spending cuts deepen More than 630,000 Americans currently homeless, figures show, but fears grow that $85bn cuts will make probl The Guardian -

Japan's quake-crippled nuclear plant "losing faith" in leaking water pits Reuters -

Navy Deploying Laser Weapon Prototype Near Iran The New York Times -

Enough Is Enough: The Tide Is Turning in the War On Drugs [+ Video] Huffington Post - Eugene Jarecki

Scott Walker Is Using Obamacare To Kick 95,000 Poor Wisconsinites Off Medicaid The National Memo -

Petition to Audit the Land Record [+ Video] Huffington Post -

Wallker signs bill easing mining permit process Associated Press / Leader Telegram -

Bank Of America Wrongfully Foreclosed On Service Members: Will Now Pay In The Millions Addicting Info -

Thatcher's Mean Legacy The Queen Mother of Global Austerity and Financialization CounterPunch - MICHAEL HUDSON and JEFFREY SOMMERS

India Strikes Blow Against Big Pharma truthout - Dean Baker

Wikileaks publishes 1.7m US diplomatic records BBC -

'Absurd' drug laws 'hinder research' - Prof David Nutt BBC -

Not all socialists want to dance on Margaret Thatcher's grave. I want her to go on and on The Independent - Owen Jones

Entire families, residents reporting they've become sick since the Tar Sands oil spill in Arkansas FreakOutNation -

The Iron Lady: Michael White looks back at the life of Margaret Thatcher The Guardian -

UK Split Into Seven Social Classes, From The 'Elite' To The 'Precariat' Huffington Post (UK) -

UK politicians, media exploit children's deaths to demand further attack on welfare WSWS -

Special Project K -

NATO airstrike kills Afghan children [Video] Al Jazeera -

North Korean nuclear test preparations suspected The Guardian -

French former minister tried to stash 13m into Swiss bank The Guardian -

Hundreds arrested at Montreal protest as bylaw comes under attack The Observer -

UN Arms Trade Treaty's Deadly Loophole Activist Post -

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Cop car with built-in face recognition and predictive policing wins UK award PrivacySOS -

Swedens case against Assange is falling apart - Castro The Voice of Russia -

Report Details Government's Ability to Analyze Massive Aerial Surveillance Video Streams ACLU -

In Light of Hunger Strike UN Condemns Guantanamo as Breach of International Law, Urges Closure The Center for Constitutional Rights -

Symbols of Bush-era Lawlessness Flourish Under Obama Guantanamo Bay prison plans expansion, while CIA official linked to torture cover-up gets promoted Rolling Stone -

Suddenly, NYPD doesn't love surveillance anymore - David Sirota

Exxon's Unfriendly Skies: Why Does Exxon Control the No-Fly Zone Over Arkansas Tar Sands Spill? DeSmogBlog -

Efforts to Deliver "Kill Shot" to Paid Sick Leave Tied to ALEC PRWatch - Brendan Fischer and Mary Bottari

Cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients. Blame the sequester. The Washington Post -

WikiLeaks set to unveil 'Project K' The Independent -

Labor Law Loses Its Watchdog Employers are waking up to the fact that they are no longer required to follow the NLRBs orders. In These Times -

How the Government Killed Martin Luther King, Jr. Reader Supported News -

The Real Reason for the Iraq War Vice - Greg Palast

The NRA's disarming plan to arm schools The Washington Post -

Making Disaster Pay From the San Francisco Earthquake to Superstorm Sandy, How Capitalism Stacks the Deck on Disaster Tom Dispatch -

Britain's biggest unions put weight behind plan for general strike Unite and Unison back mass action for the first time since 1926 The Independent -

The Suppression of His Anti-War Message The Assassination of Martin Luther King and the Peace Movement CounterPunch -

Obama Hints at Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline at SF Fundraiser, Blames Middle Class Priorities Buzzflash - Mark Karlin

John Kerry's Fateful Decision on the Keystone Pipeline The Nation - Bill McKibben

Fast food workers plan surprise strike - Josh Eidelson

Toxic and Tax Exempt Oil Change International -

Fracking Industry Greases Gears of Government in Tennessee EcoWatch -

U.S. to send missile defenses to Guam over North Korea threat Reuters -

Do North Korea's threats mask power struggle behind the scenes? McClatchy -

Economic policy in Europe: hypocrisy joins incompetence Social Europe Journal -

In Wisconsin, Voters Reject ALEC/Walker Education Agenda PRWatch -

Secret Files Expose Offshores Global Impact The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists -

Obama's EU Trade Deal Would Include New Political Powers For Corporations Huffington Post - Ryan Grim & Zach Carter

JP Morgan Gets an Award for London Whale Fiasco, Will Schneiderman Harpoon the Corruption? PRWatch - Mary Bottari

UN general assembly passes first global arms treaty The Guardian -

More Sandy-Style Superstorms Likely Headed For Europe, Thanks To Global Warming Think Progress -

Amidst Cacophony of Guest Worker Deal Chatter, Farm Workers Score Big H-2B Wage Victory in the Courts The We Party -

Mexican Workers Win Ownership of Tire Plant with Three-Year Strike Labor Notes -

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly 'Wanted to Instill Fear' in Black and Latino Men Colorlines -

North Korea pressures South by halting entry to industrial zone Reuters -

Why Is North Dakota Torturing Women? The Nation -

Israeli Fighter Jets Bomb Gaza Strip Tensions continue to rise in the region as airstrikes break cease-fire in place since November Common Dreams -

Leading scientists urge President Obama's advisers to investigate ethical issues raised by creating highly infectious strain of bird-flu The Independent -

Connecticut lawmakers reach deal on 'most comprehensive' gun limits in US NBC -

Ga City Makes Gun Ownership Mandatory Associated Press -

Julian Assange: Swedish justice Financial Review -

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Shame of Three Strikes Laws Rolling Stone - Matt Taibbi

Texas willing to let more Texans die because freedom Daily KOS -

Bush's Economic Policies Bankrupted U.S., Reagan Budget Director Says truthdig -

The Treason of the Intellectuals truthdig - Chris Hedges

Senator Bernie Sanders Bill Would Break Up Big Banks eNews Park Forest -

Indian court backs generics in drug patent ruling AFPTV -

Tikrit Iraq Attack: Insurgents Use Tanker Packed With Explosives To Kill 9 Reuters -

US sends F-22 fighter jets to South Korea as part of military exercise NBC News -

Monsanto May Be Number One in Capitalist Hall of Hypocrisy BuzzFlash -

Thousands Protest the UK Government's Brutal Austerity The Nation - Allison Kilkenny

Are white supremacists killing Texas prosecutors? The Week -

High court poised to upend civil rights policies Associated Press -

Monsanto flirts with disaster, owns the world anyway grist -

Ira Chernus, Obama's Risky Middle East Fantasy Tom Dispatch - Ira Chernus

Germany Sees Rise of Campaign Against Combat Drones -


Pressing Ahead With Iran Pipeline, Pakistan Calls Washington's Bluff truthout -

Iraq, Afghanistan Wars Will Cost U.S. 4-6 Trillion Dollars: Report Inter Press Service - Jim Lobe

Arkansas residents evacuate as Exxon-Mobil tar sands pipeline ruptures The Raw Story -

The Global Unemployment Crisis -

War Scare in Korea - A Manufactured Crisis Information Clearing House - Eric Margolis

Neonicotinoid pesticides 'damage brains of bees' BBC -

Will Slovenia Be the Next Victim of German Politics? Naked Capitalism -

The capital controls in Cyprus and the Icelandic experience Vox -

More Scientific Evidence Linking Fracking and Earthquakes - John Daly

Iraqi oil: Once seen as U.S. boon, now it's mostly China's McClatchy -

Former US soldier charged with fighting in Syria [Video] Al Jazeera -

U.N. Treaty to Control Arms Sales Hits Snag The New York Times -

North Korea readies rockets after U.S. show of force Reuters -

Iraqi cities hit by wave of mosque bombings Al Jazeera -

U.S. Pesticide Approval Process "Grievously Flawed" Inter Press Service -

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The 12th Anniversary of American Cowardice Tom Dispatch - Tom Engelhardt

First Female Head of CIA's Clandestine Service Signed Off on Destruction of Torture Tapes Firedoglake -

US sends nuclear-capable B-2 bombers to SKorea Associated Press -

New Research Shows Global Warming Speeding Up Scientists find 'missing heat' in deep ocean waters Common Dreams -

A Whopping Amount Of Americans Think Illegal Immigrants Should Be Able To Stay Business Insider -

The London Whale, Cyprus and Washington Center for Economic and Policy Research (cepr) - Dean Baker

Google Street View Captures Ghost Town in Fukushima's Evacuation Zone The New York Times -

Ecuador auctions off Amazon to Chinese oil firms Indigenous groups claim they have not consented to oil projects, as politicians visit Beijing to publicise bidding process The Guardian -

US, China and playful AfPak frogs Asia Times - Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar

BRICS go over the wall Asia Times - Pepe Escobar

US Boosts Africa Presence Strategic Culture Foundation -

Digital Grab: Corporate Power Has Seized the Internet Global Research - Norman Soloman

Canada quietly pulls out of UN anti-droughts convention Canada is now only country not part of agreement Canadian Press -

Cyprus: Austerity Test-Case is 'Biggest Experiment in Financial History' Common Dreams -

How the Arms Trade Treaty could prevent future Syrias The Guardian -

Oklahoma earthquake linked to oil extraction wastewater BBC -

Four Children Among the Dead Following Joint Afghan-NATO Operation Common Dreams -

North Dakota Governor Admits He's More Interested In Legal Battles Than Women's Health Think Progress -

Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act into law GIC -

Gay marriage's gay holdouts: The progressive who thinks this is the wrong fight -

Wal-Mart expects bribery probe to hurt stock Associated Press -

The Biggest Cyber Attack In History Slows Internet Around The World CBC -

Rick Perry Needs a Refresher on How Texas Feels About Marriage Mother Jones -

VICTORY: Roadless Rule Survives Test of Time Saving 50+ Million Forested Acres EcoWatch -

JPMorgan Chase Faces Full-Court Press of Federal Investigations The New York Times -

Germany has prescribed Austerity for Europe while undertaking extensive Fiscal Stimulus at Home Social Europe Journal -

Mario Draghis Economic Ideology Revealed? The Guardian -

Google Says the FBI Is Secretly Spying on Some of Its Customers Wired -

Hot Money Blues The New York Times - Paul Krugman

Wikileaks Was Just a Preview: We're Headed for an Even Bigger Showdown Over Secrets Rolling Stone - Matt Taibbi

Getting Tough on Devastating Corporate Crime Huffington Post - Ralph Nader

Governor Chris Christie Announces Privatizing Scheme For Camden City Schools Firedoglake -

Cold Dead Hand with Jim Carrey Funny or Die -

Cyprus saved but at what cost? Politicians, trade unionists, analysts and business people are complaining that democracy had been circumvented The Guardian -

Cyprus bailout: Large deposits will be seized and second-largest bank closed in 10bn EU bailout deal The Independent -

Economics and the Twin Horsemen of the New Apocalypse Common Dreams -

Central African Republic rebels seize capital and force president to flee The Guardian -

CIA Expands Role in Syria Fight The Wall Street Journal -

The Day That TV News Died truthdig - Chris Hedges

Money Requested for New Prison at GuantnamoPentagon Wants $49 Million to Build New Prison at Guantanamo The New York Times -

Will Michael Bloomberg's gun-control ads pay off? The Week -

Senate Passes Monsanto Protection Act Granting Monsanto Power Over US Govt [+ Video] Natural Society -

Europe Officials Agree to a Deal Rescuing Cyprus The New York Times -

CIA's Gus Hunt On Big Data: We 'Try To Collect Everything And Hang On To It Forever' [+ Video] Huffington Post -

Obama's oratory v the reality of Israeli inertia over a Palestinian state The Guardian -

Senate Passes $3.7 Trillion Budget, Its First in 4 Years The New York Times -

Rachel Maddow mocks Republicans for repeatedly forgetting their own beliefs [+Video] The Raw Story / MSNBC -

The Osborne Files: Britains Mr. Austerity Goes Socialist Read more: The New Yorker -

Report: White House to shift drone program from CIA to Pentagon The Hill -

North Dakota Votes To Ban All Abortions By Defining Life At Conception Think Progress -

North Dakota Republicans Will Join Pro-Choice Rally To Protest New Abortion Restrictions Think Progress -

India Passes Sweeping Bill on Crimes Against Women The New York Times -

Chicago to Close 61 Public School Facilities to Address $1 Billion Deficit Colorlines -

James Steele: America's mystery man in Iraq - Full Documentary [Video] The Guardian -

BBC-Guardian Expose Uses WikiLeaks to Link Iraq Torture Centers to U.S. Col. Steele & Gen. Petraeus [Video] Democracy Now! -

Senate Votes 40-59 To Reject Ryan Budget Talking Points Memo (TPM) -

Sarkozy accused of duping LOreal heiress The Washington Post -

Privatization Limits Access to Public Information In the Public Interest -

The N.R.A. Wins Again The New Yorker -

Access to Health Care, Basic Necessities a Matter of Life or Debt truthout - Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

The Price of Evil at JPMorgan Chase Blog for Our Future - RJ Eskow

House Passes Paul Ryan's Budget Plan The National Memo -

Why Is the U.S. Funding International Drug Rehabs Known for Torture and Abuse? AlterNet -

Current Laws May Offer Little Shield Against Drones, Senators Are Told The New York Times -

Marches of Folly The New York Times - Paul Krugman

US and Afghanistan Reach Deal on Pullout of American Special Forces Associated Press -

Pakistani Taliban declare war on judiciary Asia Times -

Grand Bargain Could Be Grand Sellout Reader Supported News - Sen. Bernie Sanders

Former Halliburton Subsidiary Received $39.5 Billion In Iraq-Related Contracts Over The Past Decade International Business Times -

Monsanto's Death Grip on Your Food Occupy Monsanto / -

EU takes sinister path in Cyprus Asia Times -

Land Grabs Spread Throughout Developing World On the Commons -

Ben Bernanke: 'I Agree With Elizabeth Warren 100 Percent' On Too Big To Fail Huffington Post -

A Truly Devastating Graph on State Higher Education Spending The Atlantic -

Tar Sands Resistance Heats Up With Week of Actions From US to Canada Common Dreams -

Statutes of Limitations Are Expiring on Some Bush Crimes The Nation -

Cyprus banks to remain closed another 2 days Associated Press -

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Republicans resume effort to repeal 'Obamacare' Los Angeles Times -

North Korea declares 1953 armistice invalid CNN -

Reports: US 'Corporate Tax Dodgers' Keeping More Money Overseas Common Dreams -

Mission Unaccomplished Why the Invasion of Iraq Was the Single Worst Foreign Policy Decision in American History Tom Dispatch - Peter Van Buren

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Federal judge strikes down Idaho’s 2011 law banning abortions after 20 weeks Associated Press -

Arkansas lawmakers approve toughest abortion limits in nation NBC -

Whistleblower: Wells Fargo Fabricated and Altered Mortgage Documents on a Mass Basis Naked Capitalism -

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President Could, In Theory, Order Drone Strike Inside U.S., Holder Says NPR -

Trayvon Martin case: Zimmerman drops stand-your-ground defence truthout -

EXCLUSIVE: Newly Released Autopsy Reports Raise Questions About Deaths of Two Guantanamo Detainees truthout - Jason Leopold

Revealed: Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centres [+ Video] The Guardian -

Trayvon Martin case: Zimmerman drops stand-your-ground defence The Guardian -

Fallout from 'Untouchables' Documentary: Another Wall Street Whistleblower Gets Reamed Rolling Stone - Matt Taibbi

El comandante has left the building Asia Times - Pepe Escobar

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Why Are Walmart Billionaires Bankrolling Phony School ‘Reform’ In LA? Moyers & Company -

The Day's Most Insignificant Headline: Dow Hits All-Time High Billionaires richer, stock market soars, corporate profits up... so why all the austerity for the rest of us? Common Dreams -

Syrian Refugee Figure Hits 1 Million, UN Says Associated Press -

ACLU Launches Nationwide Police Militarization Investigation Huffington Post -

State Department's Keystone XL Report Provides As Much Grounds For Rejecting Pipeline As Approving It Huffington Post -

2013 Paul Ryan budget brings more austerity, job losses All Voices -

Whiny Billionaires in Need of Sequestration truthdig - Robert Scheer

Obama Administration Says President Can Use Lethal Force Against Americans on US Soil Mother Jones -

White House Trades Targeted-Killing Memos for a New CIA Director Wired - Spencer Ackerman

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Drone Over New York Spotted by Airplane Pilot AlterNet -

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez dies from cancer Reuters -

It’s the zombie bill that refuses to die. The “new” CISPA freepress -

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Analysis: Export oil, import water – the Middle East’s risky economics IRIN -

More War-Era Munitions Uncovered in Vietnam Voice of America -

2 US Navy sailors convicted by Japanese court in Okinawa rape, sentenced to prison Associated Press -

Modern Slavery Rears its Ugly Head in Chile Inter Press Service -

Recovery in U.S. Is Lifting Profits, but Not Adding Jobs The New York Times -

Britain and US asked to release secret torture reports The Guardian -

Did U.S. Special Forces Commit Atrocities in a Key Afghan Province? Time -

Lawyers for Guantanamo prisoners say most on hunger strike; US military says it’s not true Associated Press -

Obama Offers to Cut Social Security, Medicare and Popular Programs (Again) Common Dreams -

Death toll from Pakistan bombing jumps to 45 USA Today -

Pentagon: Cuts Could Hamper Ability To Invade Countries For No Reason The New Yorker - Andy Borowitz

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True Cost of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Reader Supported News - Bradley Manning

From Hollywood to Kansas, drones are flying under the radar Reuters -

Worker Advocate: Nation's Biggest Industry Fostering Low Wage, Low Benefit Workplace [+ Video] Common Dreams -

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Boehner Misleadingly Claims Tax Revenue at a Record High Crooks and Liars -

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Climate Change as History's Deal-Breaker Tom Dispatch - Tom Engelhardt

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Bradley Manning: the face of heroism The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald

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The Sequester and the Tea Party Plot - Robert Reich

HIV Infection Is Most Concentrated In The South, Where Students Don’t Learn About It In School Think Progress -

Just FYI, One of the World’s Smartest Money Men Says a Crash Worse Than 2008 Is Coming Gawker -

Resistance From a Cage: Julian Assange Speaks to Norwegian Journalist Eirik Vold truthout -

Attacks Over 2 Days Kill at Least 30 Afghan Police Officers The New York Times -

Hagel's win a defeat for interventionism Asia Times - Jim Lobe

Inquiry widens into Swartz prosecution Boston Globe -

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Trauma Sets Female Veterans Adrift Back Home The New York Times -

The Truth Seeps Out Big Pharma Has A Rare Week CounterPunch -

“Homeland Security” The Trillion-Dollar Concept That No One Can Define Tom Dispatch -

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Boots on Campus Yale Flap Highlights Militarization of Academia -

Cancer risk 70% higher for females in Fukushima area, says WHO The Guardian -

House passes Violence Against Women Act after GOP version defeated CNN -

In Blind Poll, Republicans Choose Progressive Budget Solutions Over Their Own Party's Common Dreams -

Looming federal spending cuts will hit hospitals where it hurts McClatchy -

Manning says he first tried to leak to Washington Post and New York Times Soldier reads 35-page personal statement revealing how he came to leak information to WikiLeaks after failing elsewhere The Guardian - Ed Pilkington at Fort Meade

EU clinches deal to cap bankers' bonuses Reuters -

Senate GOP expected to filibuster Democratic plan to avoid sequester as House GOP twiddles thumbs Daily KOS -

Shell suspends Arctic oil drilling for the year Environment News Network (ENN) -

The Five Star Movement is not radical – Beppe Grillo is one of them, not us Whatever rhetoric the multimillionaire may use, the M5S has merely intercepted discontent to create its political franchise The Guardian -

U.S. Offers Training and Other Aid to Syrian Rebels The New York Times -

The Biggest Lie They Keep Telling Themselves In Europe Business Insider -

These Maps Show How The Sequester Is Going To Devastate America Business Insider -

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How much data can police swipe from suspects' phones without a warrant? (Hint: A lot) ZDNet -

Treasury Nominee Clears Senate, With Acrimony Scarce The New York Times -

Post-Legal America and the World Order: Drone Killing Today, Cyber Bully Tomorrow? Strategic Culture Foundation - David Kerans

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Pope Benedict bids farewell to faithful [Video] Al Jazeera -

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Stacking the Deck: The Phony 'Fix the Debt' Campaign The Nation -

Supreme Court shields warrantless eavesdropping law from constitutional challenge The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald

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Senator Warren: Why Isn’t Wall Street Paying Back Taxpayers For Being ‘Too Big To Fail’? [+ Video] Think Progress -

Supreme Court Dismisses ACLU’s Challenge to NSA Warrantless Wiretapping Law ACLU -

AFRICOM: The Stealthy Militarisation of Africa The South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS) -

Manning's Right to a Speedy Trial Not Violated After 1,000 Days, Judge Rules Common Dreams / The Guardian / firedoglake -

Hagel Approved for Defense in Sharply Split Senate Vote The New York Times -

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Court Rules There Is No Right To Carry A Concealed Weapon Business Insider -

GOP Election-Stealing Plan May Be Fast-Tracked in PA Crooks and Liars -

Land Grab Cheats North Dakota Tribes Out of $1 Billion, Suits Allege ProPublica -

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Why Obama Must Meet the Republican Lies Directly - Robert Reich

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BP accused of greed, lax safety at US oil spill trial AFP -

Afghanistan leader accuses U.S. special forces of torture Los Angeles Times -

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Why Should Taxpayers Give Big Banks $83 Billion a Year? Bloomberg -

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New Drone Base in Niger Builds U.S. Presence in Africa The New York Times -

Icy Siberian caves show tiny warming, may mean big thaw Reuters -

Supreme Court Appears to Defend Patent on Soybean The New York Times -

Fear of U.S. Cuts Grows in States Where Aid Flows The New York Times -

Raising the Minimum Wage Is Good for Business (But the Corporate Lobby Doesn't Think So) truthout -

Jeremy Hammond speaks out from solitary confinement The accused hacker condemns persecution of Aaron Swartz and others, while justice system flaws dog his own case -

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NDAA: Pre-emptive prosecution coming to a town near you Al Jazeera -

U.S., NATO Consider Keeping Large Force of Afghans The Wall Street Journal -

How My Friend and Current Oscar Nominee Emad Burnat Was Held and Threatened with Deportation Last Night at LAX - Michael Moore

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The premises and purposes of American exceptionalism The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald

The Walker Way Esquire - Charles P. Pierce

Climate Activists Are Just Getting Warmed Up Reader Supported News -

Sequester of Fools The New York Times - Paul Krugman

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Drones have killed 4,700, U.S. senator says Yahoo News -

Walker drops bomb #2, this time on Wisconsin's private sector unions Daily KOS -

Man-made chemicals cited in health scourges: UN report Yahoo News -

Obama Maneuvers to Keep Kill List Memos Permanently Secret Common Dreams -

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Supreme Court considers ‘progeny’ of a patented seed The Washington Post -

9 Economic Facts That Will Make Your Head Spin AlterNet - Lynn Stuart Parramore

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BP agreement could cut oil spill fines The Washington Post -

Missouri Bill Makes It A Felony For Lawmakers To Propose Gun Safety Legislation Think Progress -

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails declare hunger strike Reuters -

Typhoid outbreak in rebel-held Syria Reuters -

IRS Should Bar Dark Money Groups From Funding Political Ads, Lawsuit Says ProPublica -

Pope Immunity: Vatican Will Protect Benedict From Sexual Abuse Prosecution Huffington Post -

How One 75-Year-Old Soybean Farmer Could Deal A Blow To Monsanto’s Empire Today Think Progress -

U.N. numbers on Syrians in need of help far too low, survey suggests McClatchy -

Meet 6 Politicians Getting Rich from America's Endless Wars AlterNet -

Defense Spending Cuts 2013: Obama Increases Pressure On GOP 10 Days Out [+ Video] International Business Times -

Elite Chinese unit accused of waging cyber war against US The Hill -

LAPD’s indefensible Dorner pursuit - David Cay Johnston

On February 23, international protests of Bradley Manning’s 1,000th day in jail without trial Bradley Manning Support Network. -

Bulgarian Revelations Explode Hezbollah Bombing “Hypothesis” Inter Press Service - Gareth Porter

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Re-imagining a world beyond capitalism and communism. Adbusters - Arundhati Roy

Arctic needs protection from resource rush as ice melts, says UN Reuters -

Nuclear Waste Seeping From Container In Hazardous Wash. State Facility NPR -

Why the Right's 'defence lobby' wants another war -

As budget crisis looms, Congress leaves town McClatchy -

Pope accused of crimes against humanity The Telegraph -

Australian Senate seat a possible path to freedom for Assange LeakSource -

Thousands Converge: Demand Action from Obama to Avoid 'Climate Disaster' Common Dreams / The New York Times -

Equal Opportunity, Our National Myth The New York Times - JOSEPH STIGLITZ

Wall Street Bankers Surprised That Senator Elected to Hate Them Hates Them New Yorker -

POGO Sticks it to the SEC Nation of Change -

CIA's covert drone program may shift further onto Pentagon Los Angeles Times -

Farmer’s Supreme Court Challenge Puts Monsanto Patents at Risk The New York Times -

Renewable Energy Policy Uncertainty Stalls A Fossil Fuel-Free Future, Experts Say Huffington Post -

Monsanto Guilty: Paul Francois, French Farmer, Poisoned By Biotech Giant's Chemicals Reuters -

Climate Change Is Drowning Out ‘Jobs vs. Environment’ Debate Labor Notes -

The illusory state of the Empire Asia Times - Pepe Escobar

Thawing Permafrost May Be “Huge Factor” in Global Warming Inter Press Service -

Spain’s Crisis Pits Fair Trade Against Empty Wallets Inter Press Service -

Events being organised as Bradley Manning approaches 1000 days in prison without trial Pressenza. -

Bipartisan Bill Introduced in Congress Would Prohibit Warrantless Drone Surveillance Firedoglake -

Oscar Pistorius: The more we hear of Reeva Steenkamp's tragic death, the more a hero falls There are dangers in putting sports stars on a pedestal The Independent -

Beneath the ‘Fair Trade’ Label, Union-Busting Lurks In These Times -

Arctic Death Spiral Bombshell: CryoSat-2 Confirms Sea Ice Volume Has Collapsed Think Progress -

Pope's resignation 'linked to sex abuse crisis', says Mea Maxima Culpa director The Guardian -

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Canada's environmental activists seen as 'threat to national security' Police and security agencies describe green groups' protests and petitions as 'forms of attack', documents reveal The Guardian -

Largest climate-change protest in U.S. history planned for Presidents Day - Amy Goodman

Is the Russia Prison System Working Pussy Riot Member to Death? A band member’s hospitalization offers a harrowing glimpse into Russia’s brutal prison system. AlterNet -

Jon Stewart asks us to focus on the lies Marco Rubio said, not the water [+ Video] Daily KOS -

Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail How HSBC hooked up with drug traffickers and terrorists. And got away with it Rolling Stone - Matt Taibbi

The 20 Companies With The Most Low-Wage Workers Business Insider -

BREAKING: Senate Republicans Make History, First To Filibuster Defense Secretary Nominee Daily KOS -

Huge Climate Change Rally Targets Keystone XL Pipeline Yahoo News -

The Hubris of the Drones - Bill Moyers and Michael Winship

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At Least 20 CIA Prisoners Still Missing ProPublica -

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NATO condemns North Korea's nuclear test Associated Press -

Hidden mike revealed at Guantanamo meeting room Associated Press -

Nearly 50 Climate Activists Arrested Outside Obama's White House Common Dreams -

Ten Afghan "civilians" killed in NATO airstrike Reuters -

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Obama's minimum-wage plan highlights wage differences in states Los Angeles Times -

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Rubio's big lie: Government created the housing crisis Daily KOS -

Marco Rubio's State of the Union Response [Video] ABC News -

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Obama may tonight announce a reduction of nuclear warheads to 1,000, but the goal is still zero Daily KOS -

Judge overturns Arizona law barring Planned Parenthood funding Reuters -

A Presidential Decision That Could Change the World The Strategic Importance of Keystone XL Tom Dispatch - Michael T. Klare

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Is U.S. Considering Expansion of Targeted Kill List Into North Africa? Slate - Daniel Politi |

John Rizzo, Former Top CIA Lawyer, Says John Brennan Never Objected To Waterboarding Huffington Post - Megan Robertson & Ryan Grim

The Sorry State of Our Union Huffington Post - Robert Kuttner

The Ignorance Caucus The New York Times - Paul Krugman

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Time to break up the big banks The Washington Post - George F. Will

Towards a police state in New York Al Jazeera -

GOP ups ante in Chuck Hagel fight Politico -

Gas prices hit a historic high: What's driving them up? CSMonitor -

Pro-Gun Protesters, With Assault Weapons, Occupy Oregon State Capitol (Pictures) Opposing Views -

House Intel chairman says US 'under siege' from cyberattacks The Hill -

Israeli forces remove new Palestinian tent village in West Bank Haaretz. -

Bhutan set to plough lone furrow as world's first wholly organic country The Guardian -

5,000 Syria refugees flee every day [+ Video] Euronews -

Los Angeles police reopen case that led to fugitive ex-cop's firing CNN -

Obama to propose deep nuclear arms cuts in State of the Union The Raw Story -

A Presidential Decision That Could Change the World The Strategic Importance of Keystone XL Tom Dispatch - Michael T. Klare

Bhutan set to plough lone furrow as world's first wholly organic country The Guardian -

The NDAA and the Death of the Democratic State truthdig - Chris Hedges

Thousands March to 'Lift the Burden' of Austerity in Ireland Common Dreams -

Indiana soybean farmer sees Monsanto lawsuit reach US supreme court The Guardian -

Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm The Guardian -

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A Choice For Corporate America: Are You With America Or The Cayman Islands Huffington Post - Sen. Bernie Sanders

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Matt Taibbi During Reddit AMA: Breaking Up Banks 'Should Be The Holy Grail Of Activist Goals' [+ Video] Huffington Post -

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In Defense of Zero Dark Thirty Huffington Post - Michael Moore

Frank Rich on the National Circus: America Yawns at Obama’s Assassination Policy New York Magazine - Frank Rich

Mayor grounds Seattle police drone program [+ Video] KOMO News -

ECB nod allows Ireland to shut down toxic bank, easing debt pressures Christian Science Monitor -

New evidence of UK complicity in Libya torture Channel 4 -

How Republicans Quietly Mandate Transvaginal Probes When They Think No One’s Paying Attention Think Progress -

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North Dakota Personhood Measure Passes State Senate Huffington Post -

Pentagon backed plan for U.S. to arm Syrian rebels Reuters -

State lawmakers propose tough gun laws SFGate -

Drone attacks 'save lives', says Brennan The Age -

Dozens killed in Iraq car bomb attacks in Shia areas BBC -

Iran Rules Out U.S. Nuclear Talks After New Sanctions [Video] PBS -

Clashes erupt as Tunisian opposition leader is buried [Video] France 24 -

The Big House That Wayne LaPierre Built Mother Jones -

Anger rises as Fed confirms Anonymous hack, downplays US bank emergency system breach ZDNet -

Postal Service plans to end Saturday mail delivery by August The Washington Post -

Nurses union joins Keystone XL pipeline fray Says health effects warrant canceling The Washington Post -

Exclusive: RBS fined $612 million for rate rigging Reuters -

NDAA Indefinite Detention Provision Challenged In Federal Appeals Court Huffington Post -

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The American public loves drones The Washington Post -

The Washington Post, New York Times and a Bunch of Other News Organizations Helped Keep a CIA Drone Base Secret Gawker -

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U.S. Prison Population Seeing “Unprecedented Increase” Inter Press Service -

Ecuador,Indigenous People Travel from Ecuador to Texas to Protest Sale of Amazon Land for Oil Ecuador News -

Bulgaria implicates Hezbollah in fatal bus bombing France 24 -

Report: U.S. Has Secret Drone Base in Saudi Arabia The Telegraph -

Gay marriage: MPs vote in favour leaves Cameron adrift from Tories The Guardian -

Assassination of Top Tunisian Opposition Leader Spurs Uprising of Thousands Common Dreams -

More Than 50 Countries Helped the CIA Outsource Torture Wired - Spencer Ackerman

Study: Republican Gerrymandering Cost Democrats 1.7 Million Votes In Just 7 States Think Progress -

Gun Sales Soar on Photo of Armed Obama The New Yorker -

The American Lockdown State Post-Legal Drones, the Bin Laden Tax, and Other Wonders of Our American World Tom Dispatch -

Deadly tsunami hits Solomon Islands The Independent -

John Brennan faces grilling over drone leak as senators demand answers The Guardian -

North Korea video shows US city under attack The Telegraph -

Ten Years After Powell’s U.N. Speech, Old Hands are Ready for More Blood Information Clearing House - Norman Soloman

The uncalculated, unreported, real defense budget Daily KOS -

Federal court asked to halt NYPD surveillance of Muslims Reuters -

Seattle Teachers Lead Day of Action Against Standardized Tests Common Dreams -

Chilling legal memo from Obama DOJ justifies assassination of US citizens The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald

Expert panel: Ireland oversaw forced, unpaid labour in Catholic laundries for 'fallen' women Associated Press -

Italian court convicts 3 in absentia for 2003 CIA kidnapping of Egyptian terror suspect in Milan NY Daily News -

Eight Senators Vote To Block Violence Against Women Act Think Progress -

Zero Dark Thirty: Hollywood's gift to American power The Guardian - Slavoj Žižek

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Extraordinary Rendition Report Finds More Than 50 Nations Involved In Global Torture Scheme Huffington Post -

EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans [Article & Video] NBC - Michael Isikoff

Sniper Glorified for 150 Plus Kills in Iraq Shot Down at Shooting Range: Presence of Guns Galore Didn't Save Him Buzzflash - Mark Karlin

Michael Lewis wants to break up the big banks. So do a lot of other people. The Washington Post - Ezra Klein

The White House’s contraceptives compromise The Washington Post -

Amnesty demands French army probe of Mali civilian deaths Agence France-Presse -

Suicide bomber kills 22 in attack on Iraq militia Reuters -

Pre-emptive cyber attacks OK'd StarTribune -

Biden Says U.S. Still Willing to Talk Directly to a 'Serious' Iranian Leadership The Wall Street Journal -

Syrian Government Bombs Aleppo District, Killing 16 Voice of America -

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Today, an Anniversary of America’s First Progressive Revolution - Robert Reich

Turkish leftist group claims it was behind US embassy bombing The Guardian -

Sunday Bobblehead Thread Crooks and Liars -

Riots erupt in Spain after PM speech Sky News -

Deadly clashes in Cairo as Egyptians rally Thousands of demonstrators hit streets of Cairo, Port Said and Alexandria calling for President Morsi's resignation. Al Jazeera -

Drought is killing trees across the Midwest USA Today -

The Non Zero-Sum Society - Robert Reich

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With Keystone XL in Limelight, Enbridge Plans 'Aggressive' Pipeline Push First Nations call to end all tar sands development Common Dreams -

The Politics of Debt in America From Debtor’s Prison to Debtor Nation Tom Dispatch -

Richard Nixon’s Even-Darker Legacy Consortium News - Robert Parry

Former Guatemalan dictator to stand trial on genocide charges L A Times -

Mexico oil company blast leaves 25 dead, 101 injured CBC -

Egypt Rivals Hold Rare Meeting and Call for Dialogue The New York Times -

Egypt protesters, police clash at Morsi's palace Associated Press -

Israel must withdraw all settlers or face ICC, says UN report The Guardian -

Suicide bomber kills guard at U.S. embassy in Turkey Reuters -

Cats kill billions of creatures every year according to new study CSMonitor -

Lawsuit Plaintiffs & Hundreds of Activists will ‘Flood’ 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Fight Against NDAA Indefinite Detention [updated] the sparrow media -

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Tomgram: Nick Turse, Chuck Hagel and Murder in Vietnam Tom Dispatch - Nick Turse

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Senate Hearing on Guns Suggests an Uphill Fight on New Limits The New York Times -

Economy Shrinks -- Here's Why It's Not Bad News ... AlterNet / Center for Economic and Policy Research - Dean Baker

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E-mails link Bush foundation, corporations and education officials The Washington Post -

Did President Obama Launch War On Fox News? Yes and they took the bait. (VIDEO) Daily KOS -

Rick Scott not willing to share his sweet health insurance deal Daily KOS -

'Protect the Sacred' gathering of Indigenous Nations to draft new treaty opposing pipelines Vancouver Observer -

Syria Says It Was Hit by Strikes From Israeli Planes The New York Times -

US signs deal with Niger to operate military drones in west African state The Guardian -

Syrian activists say at least 65 bodies found in contested district of Aleppo Associated Press -

Court finds Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary partly responsible for a case of oil pollution in the Niger Delta The Independent -

Gabby Giffords' testimony today interrupted with news of mass shooting in Phoenix Daily KOS -

Most of Our Debt Is Fake - Let's Abolish It Reader Supported News -

Weak GDP Report Shows The Madness Of Push For More Spending Cuts Think Progress -

BP Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter, Pays $4 Billion Bloomberg -

Corporate Profits Have Grown By 171 Percent Under ‘Anti-Business’ Obama Think Progress -

Bank of America Foreclosure Reviews: Whistleblowers Reveal Extensive Borrower Harm and Orchestrated Coverup (Part I – Executive Summary) Naked Capitalism - Yves Smith

GOP Vote Rigging Stalls in Virginia and Florida but Pushes On in Wisconsin and Michigan -- Why? PRWatch -

Envisioning a Frightening New Normal in "Post-Racial" America of Austerity, Insecurity for All But the Very Rich truthout -

U.S. Economy Unexpectedly Contracted in Fourth Quarter The New York Times -

Secret Censor Revealed at Guantanamo Military Commissions truthout - Jason Leopold,

Senate confirms Sen. John Kerry as secretary of state to succeed Clinton Newser -

Multinational Corporation Behind Keystone XL Pipeline Bullies Activists Into Settling Lawsuit Firedoglake -

Israel Admits Forced Birth Control For Ethiopian Immigrants Common Dreams -

Palin, Fox And The End Of An Era Media Matters -

RBS Faces Criminal Libor Charges, As Prosecutors Feel Oats: Seven And A Half Things To Know Huffington Post -

Immigration Reform To Provide Net Benefit To U.S. Economy: Experts Reuters -

Oil spill shuts busy section of Mississippi River MSN -

Treasury Disregarded Own Guidelines, Allowed Executive Raises At Bailed-Out GM, AIG: Report Reuters -

Egypt unrest continues in defiance of nighttime curfew France 24 -

French, Malians retake Timbuktu, rebels torch library Reuters -

U.S. Weighs Base for Spy Drones in North Africa The New York Times -

Immigration reform could add 7 million people to Obamacare The Washington Post -

Corporations’ stockpile of ‘dead money’ tops $500 billion: CLC report The Star -

Pentagon's new massive expansion of 'cyber-security' unit is about everything except defense The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald

IMF Approves $18.4 Million Emergency Loan For Mali Economy Watch -

Bipartisan Immigration Reform Proposal Would Create a Narrow but Real Path to Citizenship Slate -

Pentagon to boost cybersecurity force Reuters -

Hate Eating Corporate Food? Democracy Is the Best Recipe AlterNet -

The GOP Crackup: How Obama is Unraveling Reagan Republicanism -

Choice of Mary Jo White to Head SEC Puts Fox In Charge of Hen House Rolling Stone - Matt Taibbi

Timothy Geithner Saved Wall Street, Not the Economy truthout - Dean Baker

Egypt's president declares state of emergency [Video] Al Jazeera -

What Obama’s Gun Plan Means For Mental Health Care Colorlines -

Mali: how will the city of Gao welcome the French? Channel 4 -

In Walmart and Fast Food, Unions Scaling Up a Strike-First Strategy Labor Notes -

Chief Spence out of hospital after ending 6-week hunger strike CTV -

France Launches War in Mali in Bid to Secure Resources, Stamp Out National Rights Struggles Global Research -

Who Is North Korea Threatening Today? Slate - Josh Voorhees

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A Rape a Minute, a Thousand Corpses a Year Hate Crimes in America (and Elsewhere) Tom Dispatch - Rebecca Solnit

New Mexico Bill Would Imprison Rape Victims Who Receive Abortions Think Progress -

Why filibuster reform didn’t happen The Washington Post -

John Nichols: Republicans scheming to 'win' even if they lose The Cap Times - John Nichols

Conservatives Have Their Worst Week Ever Rolling Stone - Matt Taibbi

Eleven EU Nations Take on 'Financial Elite' with Robin Hood Tax Common Dreams -

Finally, the Republicans Are Afraid Consortium News - Robert Parry

Three Winners And Three Losers In Today’s Filibuster Deal Think Progress -

Virginia GOP Pulls Sneak Attack, Passes Redistricting During Inauguration The National Memo -

Dozens killed in Iraq mosque bomb The Telegraph -

House Approves Extension of Debt Ceiling CNBC -

The War in Mali: What's at Stake for Congressional War Powers? Just Foreign Policy - Robert Naiman

Why Theresa Spence Is Still on a Hunger Strike, 7 Weeks Later Colorlines -

Mali army accused of 'summary executions' Al Jazeera -

Pentagon to Allow Women in Combat ABC News -

John Kerry divests holdings in Canadian oil company amid conflict of interest concerns The Globe and Mail -

The Conflict in Mali Has Nothing to Do With Fighting Terrorists Huffington Post -

US pivot sparks Asian arms race Asia Times -

Tomgram: Michael Klare, The Next War? Tom Dispatch - Michael T. Klare

Facebook's Graph Search tool causes increasing privacy concerns New blog aims to show how those who share photos, personal information and 'likes' on Facebook could see privacy invaded The Guardian -

Why Republicans defy public opinion in gun-control fight (+video) CSMonitor -

In 2012, the House GOP Blocked the Violence Against Women Act. Will They Do It Again? Mother Jones -

How the Walmart labor struggle is going global Waging Nonviolence -

JPMorgan CEO Hits Back at Policymakers in Davos [Article & Video] CNBC -

Israel elections: Netanyahu wins by narrow majority [Video]7 IBTimesUK -

Five Days Before Latest College Shooting, TX Legislator Introduced ALEC/NRA Bill to Allow Guns on Campus PRWatch -

Collusion or Conflict of Interests? The US / Qatar Alliance Counterpunch -

An Alternative to Austerity The Nation -

U.S. begins Mali airlift from France UPI -

State Department delays Keystone pipeline decision Reuters -

Happy Anniversary Roe v. Wade! Here Are the States Competing To Ban Legal Abortion First. Slate -

They BuyPartisan: ExxonMobil Donates $260,000 to Obama Inauguration DeSmogBlog -

Mali conflict: French troops 'seize' Diabaly, Douentza [Article & Video] BBC -

Widely Cited Government Study on Iranian Spies ‘Pulled for Revisions’ ProPublica -

Pennsylvania House Republicans Introduce Bill To Rig The 2016 Presidential Election Think Progress -

Obama invokes gay rights in inaugural address The Washington Post -

Inaugural Speech Gives Climate Goals Center Stage The New York Times -

UPDATED: 5 People Shot At 3 Different Gun Shows On Gun Appreciation Day Think Progress -

Israelis expected to return hawkish Netanyahu to office The Star -

Inaugurating 2nd Term, Obama Hints at a More Progressive Domestic Agenda Than in His First 4 Years [Video] Democracy Now! -

Legalization's Biggest Enemies Meet the drug warriors working to roll back hard-won advances in marijuana policy Rolling Stone Magazine -

The State of Obama Reader Supported News - Robert Kuttner

MLK's vehement condemnations of US militarism are more relevant than ever The Guardian - Glenn Greenwald

Algeria’s Brutal DRS Intelligence Agency: The Nation's Real Power? International Business Times -

Marijuana Arrests Now Exceed Arrests For Violent Crime The National Memo -

Bulgarian Politician Ahmed Dogan Was Nearly Assassinated On Live TV International Business Times -

Barack Obama 2013 Presidential Inauguration - Complete [Video] The New York Times -

Obama terror drones: CIA tactics in Pakistan include targeting rescuers and funerals The Bureau of Investigative Journalism -

CIA drone strikes will get pass in counterterrorism ‘playbook,’ officials say The Washington Post -

MLK Injustice Index Is on the Rise in 2013: Racism, Materialism and Militarism in the US Buzzflash -

Ex-Army Officer Accuses CIA of Obstructing Pre-9/11 Intelligence-Gathering truthout -

How We Can Truly Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Huffington Post -

Obama Sworn In for Second Term Roll Call -

Algeria hostage crisis: Bloody climax to the battle for the desert gas plant The Telegraph -

Federal appeals court rules collective bargaining law is constitutional Wisconsin State Journal -

Palestinians form new West Bank protest camp AFP -

Republicans Backing Away from Debt Ceiling Brinksmanship, to Hold Line on Sequestration and Budget Naked Capitalism - Yves Smith

Scientists Call on President to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline EcoWatch -

Massey official sent to jail for cover-up Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -

Syria: 106 dead in another Homs massacre, says monitoring group Global Post -

Backing Down, House G.O.P. Offers 3-Month Debt Extension The New York Times -

Japan finds high radiation levels in fish: TEPCO AFP -

Foreigners still caught in Sahara hostage crisis Reuters -

Don’t You Dare Conflate MLK and Obama Black Agenda Report - Glen Ford, Executive Editor

Nigerians to join fight against Mali Islamists as first W. African forces set to arrive Associated Press -

Israel removes Palestinian encampment outside East Jerusalem Reuters -

US to recognize Somali government, opening door to new aid Reuters -

Obama’s Gun Control Plan Could Worsen School-to-Prison Pipeline Colorlines -