Jun 09 05:42


Just days after JPMorgan revealed it would fire another 5,000 by the end of the year in a "scalpel" headcount reduction, overnight the world's favorite drug money laundering bank HSBC unleashed the "machete" and announced it would cut almost 50,000 workers, or one in five bankers, a move which would shrink the investment bank division by one-third. The reason: the same why US corporations are laying off tens of thousands so they can fund record stock buybacks and enrich their shareholders - to boost profits so that more money can be channeled in the form of dividends.

Jun 09 00:31

Deutsche Bank CEOs resign following Libor manipulation scandal

How about sending them to jail for a change...

Jun 08 20:52

Revealed: Guestlist for secretive Bilderberg includes Osborne, Balls, BBC Trust chief, spies, bankers and royalty

George Osborne, his former Labour rival Ed Balls and BBC Trust chairman Rona Cameron are to attend the secretive Bilderberg Group conference, it emerged today.

Politicians, bankers, spies, business leaders and royalty will rub shoulders at the conference, later this week, held this year at Telfs-Buchen in Austria.

The talks are shrouded in mystery because no record is kept of who politicians meet or what is discussed.

Jun 08 20:18

Congress Didn't Notice the FBI Creating a 'Small Air Force' for Surveillance

: Excessive executive branch secrecy and the legislature’s oversight failures
Last week, Americans learned that even as the NSA collected information on their telephone and Internet behavior, the FBI was using fictitious companies to secretly operate what the AP called “a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cell phone surveillance technology.” The news organization reported that surveillance flights may be more than a decade old, and identified “more than 100 flights since late April orbiting both major cities and rural areas.”

Jun 08 20:15

Las Vegas Strip Club Recruiting High School Graduates

Marzullo says he is offering a way for young women 18 and older to make good money in a struggling economy. He says entertainers at his club make up to $1,000 a night and he has noticed more and more women turning to stripping to help with rising college costs.

Jun 08 20:10

6 Things That Could’ve Been Bought With The $1.5 Trillion The Government Spent Developing The F-35 Fighter Jet

With huge design flaws, the enormously expensive F-35 fighter jet is completely unsuitable for combat. Uncle Sam’s expenditure on this jet is just the latest astonishing example of out-of-control government spending. Here are some other things that could’ve been purchased with the $1.5 trillion that the F-35 cost to develop.

Jun 08 20:08

US Defense Department paid 14 NFL teams $5.4M to honor soldiers

The waving of the red, white and blue, comes with a healthy dose of green. According to Christopher Baxter and Jonathan Salant of, the New Jersey Army National Guard and the Department of Defense, paid the Jets a total of $377,000 from 2011 to 2014, for their salutes and other advertising, citing federal contracts. The NFL does just about everything it can to align itself with the military, whether that means discussing itself using the terms of warfare, or making overt displays of respect to those who have served in the armed forces. Of course, this is hardly a magnanimous gesture — it serves as positive PR for a league that frequently takes harsh criticism on a host of other issues.

Jun 08 17:49

“It’s Like a Jail”: Account of Life in Lebanon’s Refugee Camps as Told by a Syrian-Palestinian Refugee

“Compared to Syria, life in Lebanon is disgusting. Life is different in every way: with housing, schools, visas and work—especially work, since Palestinians are not permitted to work, and the majority relies on UNRWA’s meager assistance.

Jun 08 17:45

American shakedown: Police won't charge you, but they'll grab your money

On its official website, the Canadian government informs its citizens that “there is no limit to the amount of money that you may legally take into or out of the United States.” Nonetheless, it adds, banking in the U.S. can be difficult for non-residents, so Canadians shouldn’t carry large amounts of cash.

Jun 08 17:45

Overwhelming Majority of Americans Want Campaign Finance Overhaul

On Tuesday the New York Times and CBS News released one of the most in-depth surveys in recent history on Americans’ views about money in elections. The results weren’t hard to interpret: across the board, Americans agree that money holds far too much sway and that sweeping changes are needed in our political system. A full 85 percent of respondents said our current system is so flawed that it needs to either see fundamental changes or be rebuilt completely.

Jun 08 17:29

Michigan city invaded by unannounced military aircraft, gunshots, explosions, at night

The other night low-flying military aircraft, gunshots, and explosions were captured on video downtown as residents were taken by surprise.

In the video you can see and hear semi-automatic rifles being fired from a nearby highrise building, possibly AK-47s, M-16s, or AR15s.

Jun 08 16:34

Ukraine's Yatseniyuk Meeting With US Oligarchy, IMF This Week

By Brandon Turbeville

Fresh on the heels of the international disgrace known as the G7 meeting conducted in Bavaria, a new meeting of austerity proponents and oligarchs will take place on American soil when Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniyuk arrives to discuss “Ukrainian territorial integrity” and “economic cooperation” with leaders of the United States and the IMF...

Jun 08 15:13

Obama lambasts Putin: you're wrecking Russia to recreate Soviet empire

At the G7 summmit, US president warns that ‘additional steps’ could be taken if Russia were to ‘double down’ on behaviour in Ukraine.

Chutzpah, anyone?

Jun 08 14:40

It Begins! Montana Man Being Prosecuted for 'Hate Speech' and Holocaust Denial

Via Volokh Conspiracy, a disturbing criminal case out of Montana, where Flathead County resident David Lenio, 28, is being prosecuted for making disparaging remarks about Jews on Twitter and denying that the Holocaust happened.

Say what? While this sort of prosecution is common in parts of Europe, Americans enjoy the protection of the First Amendment, which contains no exception for what's colloquially known as "hate speech." The only permitted exceptions to free speech protections—as the Supreme Court recently re-articulated—are for obscenity, defamation, fraud, incitement, and "speech integral to criminal conduct."

Jun 08 14:02

What Amazon Taught the Cops

The future of policing, it seems, will look a lot like the present of policing, just faster and with more math. Instead of using inherent bias and simplistic statistics to racially profile individuals on a street, cops of the future will be able to use complicated statistics to racially profile people in their homes. In the summer of 2013, for instance, the Chicago Police Department implemented a pilot program intended to reduce violent crime.

Jun 08 13:51

Bilderberg 2015: Implementation of the A.I. Grid

By Jay Dyer

The plan to integrate nations into continental trading blocs is not a new idea. In Dr. Carroll Quigley’s Tragedy and Hope, reference is made to the plan of the Third Reich to create global trading blocs, which itself is an older British Royal Society plan. Daniel Estulin, in his The Bilderberg Group and Shadow Masters provides detailed investigations into both Bilderberg and its many-headed Hydra organization, exemplified in Captain America 2: Winter Soldier. Founded by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, as well as numerous other Atlanticist elites like David Rockefeller, Paul Van Zeeland and numerous other media barons, corporate heads, bankers, and countless other people better than us.

Jun 08 13:44

Obama Pushes for Fast-Track TTIP Deal as EU Opposition Grows

President Barack Obama is using side-meetings at the G7 talks in Germany to push his trade agenda to speed up the already slow negotiations over the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in the face of increasing opposition on both sides of the Atlantic.

Jun 08 13:35

Greece told to strike a deal or face 'dramatic consequences'

Greece's creditors are losing patience with the country's uncompromising stance on its debt obligations, with the heads of the European Parliament and Commission calling on Alexis Tsipras's government to find common ground for a deal or face "dramatic consequences".

Jun 08 13:28

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary to attend Bilderberg conference

The Bilderberg conclave at Telfs-Buchen takes place only 50 kilometres from where the Group of Seven summit concludes today over the German border at Elmau Castle, Bavaria.

Jun 08 13:18

20,000+ Police March In Force Against G7 Protests in Germany

Though outnumbered by police by approximately two-to-one, thousands of people took to the streets of the Alpine resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany on Saturday to express their opposition to the hegemonic and neoliberal policies of the G7 nations as they gathered in a nearby luxury hotel ahead their annual summit which begins Sunday.

Jun 08 13:12

Cover-up? Baltimore State’s Attorney Seeking Order to Block Release of Freddie Gray Autopsy Report

This new order would make it so that everything autopsy related in any way will be completely hidden from public view. Only the prosecution and defense will be allowed to see Gray's autopsy documents, and likely it will also automatically require sealed any new documents that even reference the autopsy information.

Hooray for public accountability.

Sarcasm aside, these maneuvers cannot simply be to ward off more riots (as if the people running the show actually want less riots... riots = more government control). Who is even buying that anyway?

Jun 08 13:11


Short-term lenders, seeking a detour around newly toughened restrictions on payday and other small loans, are pushing Americans to borrow more money than they often need by using their debt-free autos as collateral. Their hefty principal and high interest rates are creating another avenue that traps unwary consumers in a cycle of debt. For about 1 out of 9 borrowers, the loan ends with their vehicles being repossessed…

Jun 08 13:06


As a packed crowd watched from the grandstand, a 443-pound robot named CHIMP ground its rubberized feet against the pavement and began to climb a set of stairs at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds. Heaving back and forth in the afternoon sun, the 4-foot-11-inch robot struggled slowly upwards, finally mounting a platform to cheers from the crowd. Tony Stentz, the Carnegie Mellon University professor who led the effort to build CHIMP, hailed his team’s ability to “turn what could have been a disaster into a success.”

Jun 08 12:40

20 Years in Jail and $1 Million Fines For Gun Speech

YouTube reporter RedSilverJ covers the new Obama regulation that restricts speech about firearms; 20 years in jail and $1 million fines for gun speech resulted in the NRA saying gun blogs, videos, web forums threatened by speech laws.

Jun 08 12:30

Militarization continues : Feds training police to respond to mass shootings, bombs

Homeland’s recommendations draw on the “military’s vast experience in responding to” active shooters and explosive devices.

Jun 08 12:27

NEXT TO VANISH: Your bank account… (Probably literally)

I don’t personally keep more in the bank than I need to pay the basic bills… putting all faith in your cell phone and “meeting” anonymous “tellers” to get some cash doesn’t exactly make me want any part of this.

Jun 08 12:18

Justice Department probes banks for rigging Treasuries market

The Department of Justice is looking into possible manipulation of the $12.5 trillion Treasuries market. -- Justice lawyers, believed to be in the early stages of a probe, have reached out in recent months to at least three of the 22 banks that act as primary government debt dealers and requested information regarding auctions of Treasury debt, said one person close to one of the banks that received the request.

Jun 08 12:11

Report: Israel built, exploded ‘dirty bombs’ in nuclear test

Israel built and exploded so-called “dirty bombs,” explosives laced with nuclear material, to examine how such explosions would affect the country if it were to be attacked by the crude radioactive weapons, the Haaretz daily newspaper reported Monday. -- Israeli defense officials and scientists refused to comment on the report when reached by The Associated Press. However, Israel has what is widely considered to be an extensive nuclear weapons program that it has never declared.

Jun 08 11:48

Michael Slager indicted in slaying of Walter Scott

A white former North Charleston police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man who was running away from the officer.

The April 4 shooting was captured on video by a bystander and showed officer Michael Slager firing eight times at 50-year-old Walter Scott. The shooting rekindled the ongoing national debate about the treatment of black suspects at the hands of white officers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The video also showed Slager planting his taser on the dead body.

Jun 08 11:36

Swiss Supermarkets Stop Sale of Monsanto’s Glyphosate Due to Cancer Link

It’s no wonder Monsanto asked the WHO for a retraction when a group of their appointed scientists called the main chemical in Roundup, glyphosate, ‘probably carcinogenic.’ The fallout was and is immense. Now, two Swiss supermarket chains are ditching the biotech chemicals due to health concerns.

Jun 08 10:47

Pro-trade Democrats to travel with Obama to Germany for G7; get a glam ride on Air Force One

The White House says President Barack Obama will host four House Democrats aboard Air Force One this weekend as he travels to a summit of leading industrialized countries in Germany. The lawmakers all support Obama's efforts to win special authority to negotiate a Pacific rim trade deal.

The four lawmakers are Reps. Gerry Connolly of Virginia, Jim Himes of Connecticut, Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas and Mike Quigley of Illinois. They are among only 17 House Democrats publicly backing Obama's request for "fast track" trade negotiating authority.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And who pays for this terrific, and and the associated benefits thereof!? YOU, THE TAXPAYER, who is going to get FLEECED if this treaty becomes law, does, my friends!!

Jun 08 10:43

Grand Jury Indicts Killer Cop Michael Slager in Death of Walter Scott

On April 4, then-South Carolina officer Michael Slager gunned down a fleeing Walter Scott (who was unarmed) during a traffic stop.

A witness caught the shocking incident on video, which showed Slager shoot at Scott eight times as the man ran away. Initially Slager claimed he fired because he "feared for his life" after Scott took his stun gun.

Today, prosecutor Scarlett Wilson announced that a grand jury has indicted Slager, affirming the state's murder charge against the former officer.

Jun 08 10:42

TSA Fails to Identify 73 Employees With Links to Terrorism

A new Government Accountability Office report found that the Transportation Security Administration failed to identify 73 aviation employees with active clearance badges with links to terrorism.

Webmaster addition: TSA was distracted.

Jun 08 10:31


Charged with “terrorism” and “inciting a riot” as backlash for filming the police?

That certainly seems to be the case.Back in April, Counter Current News broke the story on Kevin Moore’s arrest before he had been processed. Working closely with activists on the ground in Baltimore, we were informed of the arrest on trumped up charges right as it happened. We have been following the story since then, and some of the latest developments continue to disturb and concern us, and they should concern you too.

Why should you be concerned? Kevin Moore, the man who filmed the now infamous Freddie Gray arrest, just before police apparently killed the Baltimore resident in the back of a police van, was harassed continuously after he filmed the police. Following that harassment, he was arrested and charged with such outlandish crimes as “terrorism” and “inciting a riot” as well as “evading police,” “driving with no license,” and an open container charge.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Jun 08 09:51

Secret Directive 11 codifies Islamists takeover of ME, Muslim Brotherhood Alliance with Obama

Directive 11 brought together activists and operatives at multiple agencies to come up with a “tailored” approach for regime change in each country. The goal was to “manage” the political transitions. It tossed aside American national security interests by insisting that Islamist regimes would be equally committed to fighting terrorism and cooperating with Israel. Its greatest gymnastic feat may have been arguing that the best way to achieve political stability in the region was through regime change.

What little we know about the resulting classified 18-page report is that it used euphemisms to call for aiding Islamist takeovers in parts of the Middle East. Four countries were targeted. Of those four, we only know for certain that Egypt and Yemen were on the list. But we do know for certain the outcome.

Meanwhile, ISIS has been found across the border in Mexico.

Jun 08 09:42

Three dead in Baltimore, five more shot

Three people have been killed and at least five others have been shot in Baltimore, Maryland during what seems to be a fatal weekend for the city amid its rising violent crime rate.

Jun 08 09:39

USS Liberty - Israeli

Flashback:In that meeting, staff members told Ennes that they found his story convincing, but that they would recommend to both senators that they not pursue an investigation because an investigation would only antagonize Israeli interests while "nothing good could come of it." Goldwater accepted that staff recommendation. Stevenson did not. Instead, Stevenson called a news conference in which he announced that he was convinced that the attack was deliberate and that the survivors deserved an investigation. He would, he said, spend the remaining few weeks of his Senate term attempting to arrange for an inquiry.

Jun 08 09:35


First, it was the "Dirty Thirty," a line of four towns along a 30-mile stretch of Interstate 45 south of Dallas that issue a high volume of traffic tickets. Now, welcome to the "Texas Triangle" – a group of small towns in Falls and Robertson counties southeast of Waco that are also in the ticket game, according to a longtime municipal court judge who said he quit over what he described as a ticketing quota system.
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Jun 08 09:32

Owner of house blown apart by SWAT says: 'This is an abomination. This is an atrocity'

"In any civilized nation ... this is the act of paramilitary thugs," he says he told the chief of the Greenwood Village Police Department.

The damage was inflicted by police and SWAT officers who were working to capture Robert Jonathan Seacat, a suspected 33-year-old shoplifter who allegedly barged into a random home Wednesday afternoon, and opened fire on police when they tried to arrest him a short time later.

A neighbor, who says the SWAT team used his home as a base of operations, points out that whatever the police used to blast the holes sent debris flying.

"When they used the explosives to blow apart the side of this house here, they broke our windshield," the neighbor said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to Amerika, friends, where your home can be completely destroyed in police pursuit of a total stranger.

I have to wonder how soon insurance companies are going to be offering "property devastation insurance" against this kind of wanton destruction.

Jun 08 09:30

How To Get Away With Genocide

Chris Duane discusses 3 potential false flags that could be used to radically alter the political and economic landscape. Based on some of the news coming out lately, there are a few signposts worth examining.

Jun 08 09:29


The video, allegedly shot early Sunday morning in Austin’s Sixth Street entertainment district, shows police and a mounted patrol controlling a crowd.

Jun 08 09:23

Israel’s Attack on USS Liberty – The Full Story

Flashback: The lesson of the cold-blooded attack on the USS Liberty was that there is nothing the Zionist state might not do, to its friends as well as its enemies, in order to get its own way.

Jun 08 09:18

New revelations in attack on American spy ship

Flashback: Bryce Lockwood, Marine staff sergeant, Russian-language expert, recipient of the Silver Star for heroism, ordained Baptist minister, is shouting into the phone..

"I'm angry! I'm seething with anger! Forty years, and I'm seething with anger!"

Lockwood was aboard the USS Liberty, a super-secret spy ship on station in the eastern Mediterranean, when four Israeli fighter jets flew out of the afternoon sun to strafe and bomb the virtually defenseless vessel on June 8, 1967, the fourth day of what would become known as the Six-Day War.

Jun 08 09:14


The Transportation Security Administration failed to screen out more than 70 airport workers who appeared on terrorist-related vetting lists, the agency’s inspector general reported Monday, saying officials weren’t checking all of the right databases. Airport operators and vendors are supposed to vet their employees with the TSA, which performs the background checks and does a fingerprint check with the FBI, then sends the information to airports to make a final decision.

Jun 08 09:13

The Assault on the USS Liberty Still Covered Up After 26 Years

Flashback: Fifteen years after the attack, an Israeli pilot approached Liberty survivors and then held extensive interviews with former Congressman Paul N. (Pete) McCloskey about his role. According to this senior Israeli lead pilot, he recognized the Liberty as American immediately, so informed his headquarters, and was told to ignore the American flag and continue his attack. He refused to do so and returned to base, where he was arrested.

Later, a dual-citizen Israeli major told survivors that he was in an Israeli war room where he heard that pilot's radio report. The attacking pilots and everyone in the Israeli war room knew that they were attacking an American ship, the major said. He recanted the statement only after he received threatening phone calls from Israel.

Jun 08 09:11

The USS Liberty Incident: Case Closed

Flashback: And then there were "bad breaks" that are unfortunately commonplace in war: The U.S. planes that were called back because of their nuclear payload (their mere presence might have warded off the torpedo boats); the Liberty's inability to signal the approaching Israeli boats, and the machine gunner who fired on them; and the smoke that hid the identities of both the attackers and the attacked.
Note: "Case Closed"....not by a long shot!!

Jun 08 09:07

Man Accused of pushing jogger into traffic; told police he 'hates white people'

A Pleasant Ridge man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, several weeks after police said he shoved a female jogger into oncoming traffic, brandished a knife and told her that "he hates white people," according to court documents.

Jun 08 09:07

EPA Confirms that Fracking Poses a Risk to Drinking Water

Today, the EPA released a study that confirms that fracking poses a risk to drinking water sources. Fracking is inherently dirty and dangerous. In a review of its records, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection found that 234 private drinking water wells had been contaminated by drilling and fracking. In Colorado, more than 340 leaks or spills that contaminated groundwater have been reported. In New Mexico, state records document 743 such instances. These examples offer just a glimpse of the dangers posed by dirty fracking.

Jun 08 08:44

10 Ways to Use JADE HELM 15 Against the New World Order

By Bernie Suarez

It's been said, in times of great deceit truth is revolutionary. Here we are in 2015 and now that martial law "practice" drills or "urban warfare" exercises have begun let's all think for a minute and consider where the lies and deceit surrounding Jade Helm begins.

First, it all starts with the names they use in substitution for the scarier more realistic and understood "martial law". They instead use phrases like "urban warfare", "military training exercise". Call it whatever you would, it's the same thing. It's illegal practice for martial law which is when the military forces take on the role of local law enforcement...

Jun 08 08:37

Meet David Joseph Lenio, the 9/11 Truther/Holocaust Denier being Prosecuted in Montana for 'Criminal Defamation' of Jews

Three days after a brief contentious Twitter exchange with a pro-Israeli lawyer, Montana prosecutors filed two felony criminal charges against David Joseph Lenio. COUNT I: INTIMIDATION, & COUNT II: CRIMINAL DEFAMATION. There is much more to this story than meets the eye. I wanted to look into Lenio's beliefs and positions, and that data is included on this page. Despite hysterical blogs claiming he's being prosecuting for simply denying to holocaust, there is more to it than that. A closer examination of Lenio, the accusations, and the charges is in order.

Jun 08 08:11

It Begins! (in the USA) Montana Man Being Prosecuted for ‘Hate Speech’ and Holocaust Denial

Even if you think the official Holocaust narrative is real or you find someone's personal views offensive, we must maintain (what's left) of the right to free speech in America.

Jun 08 08:06

Vladimir Putin: “I invite you to publish a world map and mark all the U.S. military bases on it. You will see the difference (between Russia and the U.S.).”

It’s almost two o’clock in the morning when we get to the end of the interview. Vladimir Putin responded to our questions for just shy of two hours. “Mr. President—asks the editor of Corriere della Sera, Luciano Fontana—is there one thing that you regret more than anything in your life, which you consider an error that you would never again want to repeat?” The Russian president adjusts himself in his chair, and his eyes suddenly seem to sparkle. He remains silent for a few seconds, and then in his thin voice he says softly: “I will be quite frank with you. I cannot recollect anything of the kind. By the grace of God, I have nothing to regret in my life.”

Jun 08 08:06

Artist who painted Facebook's first office and asked for stock instead of cash is now worth $200m

Facebook was nothing in 2005. They offered a broke artist $60k to paint the office. The broke artist hated social media and thought Facebook was a joke. Sean Parker, Facebook’s co-founder, was so influential that the broke artist took stock instead of cash. That stock is now worth $200m.

Jun 08 08:02

Alan Dershowitz Pees, Slips, Falls, Sues

Dershowitz’s complaint alleges that “[t]he bathroom at this time — and plaintiff believes for at least 60 minutes before his entry into the restroom — had no paper towels to allow male patrons to dry their hands post washing of them. This dangerous condition allowed water from the recently washed hands of each of the myriad bathroom users to drip or be ‘shaken’ onto the floor, negligently creating a hazardous situation for all users.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" -- Shakespeare, Henry VI

Jun 08 07:52

US Intelligence Responds ''No Comment'' To Questions Of Support for ISIS

By Brandon Turbeville

On May 25, I wrote an article entitled “DOD Admits Supporting ISIS, Buffer Zones In Syria,” where I detailed the importance of documents obtained by Judicial Watch via a lawsuit filed by the watchdog organization against the Defense Intelligence Agency revealing that the US government was not only well aware of the fact that al-Qaeda/AQI/ISIS made up the bulk of the so-called “opposition” in Syria but that the US supported these terrorist organizations in their drive to create an “Islamic State” in Syria and Iraq.

Jun 08 07:45

US cop caught on camera wrestling black teen girl to ground at pool party

A US police officer has been suspended after being caught on a video that shows him handcuffing and physically holding down a black teenage girl at a pool party in Texas.

Jun 08 05:24


Jun 08 04:21

10 Reasons Why You Should Oppose TPP and TTIP

The U.S. Senate’s passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation on May 22 means that the TPA bill (also known as “Fast Track”) will soon be up for a vote in the House of Representatives. If the House follows suit and approves it, we can be certain that President Obama and his Republican supporters in Congress will move for expedited action on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), both of which, Obama has stated, are top priorities of his administration.

Jun 07 22:10

Teen Spends 3 Years at Rikers Island Without Trial, Then Takes His Life...

A boy was accused of taking a backpack. The courts took the next three years of his life.

Jun 07 22:03

Why is the TPP Deal Such a Big Secret?

With the text of Trans-Pacific Partnership hidden from the public, The Real News Network’s Jessica Desvarieux speaks to those who have read the document and who say this level of secrecy is unprecedented.

Jun 07 21:58

NRA: Gun blogs, videos, web forums threatened by new Obama regulation

Commonly used and unregulated internet discussions and videos about guns and ammo could be closed down under rules proposed by the State Department, amounting to a “gag order on firearm-related speech,” the National Rifle Association is warning. -- In updating regulations governing international arms sales, State is demanding that anyone who puts technical details about arms and ammo on the web first get the OK from the federal government — or face a fine of up to $1 million and 20 years in jail.

Jun 07 21:51

NY Food Banks Seek $16 Million in State Funding to Restock their Barren Shelves

Food banks across New York state are running out of food due to rising need and falling benefits. Now they are asking the state legislature for an additional $16 million in funding, just to keep the shelves stocked through the end of the year.

Jun 07 21:44

Jail for Missed Days at School? The Madness of Truancy Laws.

The state finds ever more ways to menace you with imprisonment...for your own good.

Jun 07 21:35

The Online Privacy Lie Is Unraveling

A new report into U.S. consumers’ attitude to the collection of personal data has highlighted the disconnect between commercial claims that web users are happy to trade privacy in exchange for ‘benefits’ like discounts. On the contrary, it asserts that a large majority of web users are not at all happy, but rather feel powerless to stop their data being harvested and used by marketers.

Jun 07 17:45

"GOP leaders justify their anti-voting agenda as an answer to voter fraud, but voter fraud is an imaginary problem. In fact, Republicans want fewer people to vote, especially fewer poor and minority people, because low turnout tends to favor the GOP

IT SHOULDN’T be a surprise that Hillary Clinton has tough words for Republicans. Not all of them will be as deserved as the brickbats she lobbed at them on Thursday.

Jun 07 17:44

Some Wall street firms are suing the government saying they "didn’t benefit enough from the bailouts and that taxpayers should pay them tens of billions of dollars more".

Americans were angry when Wall Street’s greedy and risky behavior triggered a global financial crisis in 2008. They were angrier still when the government had to borrow and spend hundreds of billions of dollars to rescue mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the largest banks and the insurance company AIG. They were outraged when they found out that executives at those enterprises were continuing to receive big salaries and bonuses.

Jun 07 17:40

Saudi Arabia Hosting UN Human Rights Conference on Religious Freedom

Despite its reputation as one the world’s worst violators of religious freedom, Saudi Arabia is now hosting in Jeddah a UN human rights conference on combating intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief, attended by the president of the UN Human Rights Council and other top international representatives.

Jun 07 17:40

Feds can charge you with obstruction of justice for clearing your browser history

In the early 2000s, former US Congressmen Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) and Michael Oxley (R-OH) crafted a bill that would put pressure on corporations to comply with federal prosecutors during investigations. It was largely a response to 2001's Enron scandal, when the energy company was able to hide billions of dollars in debt due to corporate loopholes and a little creative accounting. The bill, known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, was signed into law by President Bush in 2002.

Jun 07 14:52

Texas Officer Suspended After Handcuffing & Pulling Out His Weapon On Teens During Pool Party

A McKinney, Texas police officer has been suspended from his regular duties after footage of him handcuffing and pulling out a weapon on a group of black teenagers during a local pool party surfaced

Jun 07 14:50

Owned & Operated: a mosaic of the world through the lens of the internet

A film about Humanity and the World we've built for Ourselves

Jun 07 14:50

"These are not your grandparents' surveillance aircraft,"

FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

Jun 07 14:37

“We Are a Nation of Immigrants”: Obama Pushing ‘Task Force on New Americans’

Obama is pushing a Task Force on New Americans because integrating immigrants and refugees into American communities are "vital to our economic future."

“We can make every American feel welcome — and make our communities stronger in the process,” the site proclaims.

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Jun 07 14:35


Can you imagine what it is like to suddenly have low-flying military helicopters, explosions, and gunfire rocking your home in the middle of the night?

This message went out on Facebook around midnight last night from the official Lapeer County Police, EMS, and Fire Facebook page:


Again, sent out around midnight.

This isn't just one evening. This is ten days of hardcore military training. Ten days of low-flying chinooks in the middle of the night. Ten days of random gunfire and explosions breaking out. Ten days of armored military vehicles cruising the roads. Ten days of increased military presence in the streets of yet another American city.

Jun 07 12:23

Dalit women and village justice in rural India

Graham Peebles details examples of the injustice suffered by Dalit – “Untouchable – women in India, where corruption and an endemic failure to implement the law result in untold prejudice and discrimination against millions.

Jun 07 11:20

'Frisk me, I've been very bad!': NYC cop sets pulses racing after posting a series of VERY arresting photographs to social media

A muscly New York City Sheriff's deputy has set pulses racing online after his selfies went viral on social media.
The photos set off an army of women fawning over Miguel Pimentel in his uniform.
And many have even stepped forward to beg the deputy to use his police powers to 'cuff them, arrest them, take them to jail and frisk them all over.'

Jun 07 11:14

Get ready for a facepalm: 90% of credit card readers currently use the same password.

The passcode, set by default on credit card machines since 1990, is easily found with a quick Google searach and has been exposed for so long there's no sense in trying to hide it. It's either166816 or Z66816, depending on the machine.

Jun 07 11:08

Two half brothers will receive more than $1 million from the State of North Carolina after they were wrongfully imprisoned for three decades in the killing of an 11-year-old girl.

Two half brothers will receive more than $1 million from the State of North Carolina after they were wrongfully imprisoned for three decades in the killing of an 11-year-old girl. But for one of them, the windfall is not the issue.

Jun 07 10:22

Man in NY pays $700K to psychic

Jun 07 09:37

Is Washington Planning “Operation Barbarossa 2.0?? War against Russia?

On June 22, 1941, Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union – perhaps the largest ever invasion force by one country against another involving up to four million combat and support troops.

His ambition to conquer the Soviet Union, acquire Lebensraum, its resources and enslave its people failed. So did Napoleon 130 years earlier against Tsarist Russia.

Does Washington plan repeating their mistakes?

Jun 07 08:31

BREAKING: U.S. Border Patrol Chopper ‘Down’ at Texas Border, ‘Fired On From Mexico’

“U.S. Border Patrol agents were attempting to intercept a drug load. A law enforcement chopper was assisting Border Patrol agents. The chopper received gunfire from the Mexican side of the border. The chopper had to do an emergency landing due to the gunfire.”

Jun 07 08:03

A group of western tourists who stripped naked at the peak of Mount Kinabalu last month will be prohibited from leaving Malaysia, as their act of "disrespecting the mountain" could have caused the devastating earthquake that killed at least 13 people.

The earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck Sabah's west coast on Friday, causing landslides on Mount Kinabalu, where at least thirteen climbers have so far been confirmed dead.

Jun 07 08:02

Man arrested for 'kidnapping' his own son, after neighbours didn't recognise him with his new beard

Swedish dad Torkel Kristoffers recently grew a beard to replace his normally clean shaven look. The 39 year old father was playing outside with his two year old son, Axel, when the boy asked to be carried in a grocery bag.

Jun 07 06:33

EU's Juncker snubs Greek PM after 'absurd' debt deal rebuff

The European Union's chief executive declined to speak to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday after the leftist leader rejected as "absurd" international creditors' terms for a cash-for-reform deal to keep his country from default.

Jun 07 06:00

Iran rejects limited international access to military sites: agency

The six powers -- the United States, France, Britain, Germany, Russia and China -- want the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to visit military sites to check on past activities that could indicate attempts to build an atomic bomb.
Note: Maybe if these countries let Iran visit their military sites Iran would do the same!

Jun 07 05:53

Israel telecoms firm not satisfied by Orange apologies

Jerusalem (AFP) - The Israeli telecoms firm at the heart of a controversy involving France's Orange that has caused a diplomatic storm said Saturday it is unhappy with Orange's response to the matter.
Note: Never enough. The executives will probably be sent to a holocau$t school and of course give some money!

Jun 07 05:48

Israel strikes Gaza after new rocket attacks

The rocket hit open ground south of the port of Ashkelon, which was also the target of three rockets fired on Wednesday night.
The army said there no casualties.
Note: THINK!

Jun 07 05:44

Israeli leader says world silent on Gaza rocket attacks

Benjamin Netanyahu said he hasn't heard a word of condemnation from the world about three rocket attacks from Gaza over the past two weeks. The rockets did not cause any injury or harm but disrupted the quiet in southern Israel that has mostly prevailed since last summer's war between Hamas and Israel.
Note: Let's get this straight. 3 rockets land in vacant fields, the people who did this are unknown, and now Israel bombs the hell out of Gaza! Had enough yet!

Jun 07 05:36

Four Pernicious Myths of WWII

METZ, FRANCE - In this ancient fortress city on the Mosel River that stands guard on the traditional invasion route into France, one is surrounded by the ghosts of great wars past -- and the often cruel myths that still linger.

As a former instructor of military history and specialist in France's 20th century wars, let me address four particularly annoying and misleading myths:

Jun 07 05:33

Boycott divestment Sanctions

Who says the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign isn’t having an effect? Page 7 of the New York Times today is the Boycott Israel page. Both stories on the page are about Israel’s battle over its sagging international reputation. You’d think they might put our site out of business. But no.

Jun 07 05:29

A Failure of Christian Ethics

At the heart of the crisis of the public presence of Christians in our tormented world has been their inability to offer any consistent and penetrating ethical critique of political subjugation, economic exploitation and racial (or sexual) oppression. In fact, Christian churches have often been in the forefront of championing and legitimating these explicit forms of human immiseration

Jun 07 05:26

The Big Lie at the Heart of the Myth of the Creation of Israel

Tarachansky had to break through a lot of personal and social barriers to produce this often infuriating film about the Nakba, the “catastrophe” of 1948, when approximately 750,000 Palestinians (a number that has grown to 1.5 million refugees living in camps over the ensuing 67 years) were expelled from their homes and forced into squalid camps, where they are denied basic human rights.

Jun 07 02:43

Lawyer Announces Legal Challenge against C-51

Constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati did not thank people for attending a rally opposing Bill C-51, saying instead that it is every Canadians’ duty to fight against what he called a "fascist and dictatorial piece of legislation."

Jun 07 02:26

Congratulations Tony Blair

The 21st century’s greatest war criminal is called to lead the campaign against ‘extremism’ which he himself instigated. Truth be told, it only makes sense to appoint a mass murderer to such a delicate job because only a genocidal character could be intimately familiar with the nitty gritty of institutional hatred and intolerance.

Jun 07 01:45

The NSA and The TSA

The week beginning June 1 was an exciting week for national security. The most exciting thing, of course, was that the Senate got back from its Memorial Day holiday and began working on a Sunday which is highly unusual. It did it because it knew it had less than 24 hours to complete work on an urgent piece of legislation. (It was so urgent that Members of the House finished their work before going on vacation. Senators decided to vacation first and legislate second.) The urgent matter pertained to preserving the right of government spies to collect Americans’ phone records in bulk.

Jun 06 22:53

Self-Defense Is Now ILLEGAL In The UK

Jun 06 19:53

TSA has no excuse to continue the groping

Thieving agents, racial profiling and excessive pat-downs haven’t made us safer.

Jun 06 17:57

There’s Something in the Water in Utah: E Coli

For the second time in as many months, Utah is facing a municipal water crisis. Back in April, the community of Nibley was unable to use the water from the taps due to a chemical spill. This time, the city of Syracuse, Utah has issued a boil order due to E. Coli and Coliform contamination in the water supply.

Jun 06 16:57

Obama’s Secret Strategy to Control American Culture

Our Founding Fathers knew that one of the keys to a healthy society with freedom and opportunity for all was a free press. That’s why it is guaranteed in the 1st Amendment.
In most other past nations, the government has controlled the flow of information the press has distributed to the masses; often warping the truth for its own political gain.

Jun 06 16:56

Norway’s $890 billion government-pension fund, considered the largest sovereign-wealth fund in the world, will sell off many of its investments related to coal, making it the biggest institution to join a growing international movement to abandon

Norway’s $890 billion government-pension fund, considered the largest sovereign-wealth fund in the world, will sell off many of its investments related to coal, making it the biggest institution to join a growing international movement to abandon at least some fossil-fuel stocks.

Parliament voted Friday to order the fund to shift its holdings out of billions of dollars of stock in companies whose businesses rely at least 30 percent on coal.

Jun 06 15:35

Up In Smoke: Indiana Church allows congregation to light it up

By Bauer Marshall

Indiana’s controversial law, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, has indirectly paved the way for the First Church of Cannabis.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Last, month the aforementioned church based in Indianapolis, won the right to light up and spread their gospel, because they were awarded non-profit status from the Internal Revenue Service.

One may ask themselves, how was this possible?...

Jun 06 10:43

Watch firefighters try to squirt down $2,200 drone

Drones are raising people's dander these days. Earlier this week it was an angry gentleman swatting down a drone with his T-shirt. Then yesterday in New York, firefighters putting out a house fire stopped what they were doing to spray a hovering drone. A message to drones: watch where you're going!

Jun 06 10:26

Sarah Palin says you're spitting on American soldiers' graves by criticizing the Duggars

America's founding fathers thought freedom of the press was pretty important. So important, in fact, that they made it the first amendment of the Constitution. As Americans, we have the right to criticize our government openly and without fear of legal repercussions.

Jun 06 10:26

Judge says he quit over speeding ticket quota. "Their municipal court is their cash cow."

First, it was the "Dirty Thirty," a line of four towns along a 30-mile stretch of Interstate 45 south of Dallas that issue a high volume of traffic tickets.
Now, welcome to the "Texas Triangle" – a group of small towns in Falls and Robertson counties southeast of Waco that are also in the ticket game, according to a longtime municipal court judge who said he quit over what he described as a ticketing quota system.

Jun 06 10:09

Network: The Last Great Film About Media

“You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won’t have it!! Is that clear?!… You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things today! And YOU have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and YOU WILL ATONE!” (Arthur Jensen, to Howard Beale, “Network,” 1976)

Jun 06 10:07

Memo to the Fed: You Are the Enemy of the Middle Class, Capitalism, and the Nation

The Federal Reserve is appalled that we’re not spending enough to further inflate the value of its corporate and banking cronies. In the Fed’s eyes, your reason for being is to channel whatever income you have to the Fed’s private-sector cronies–banks and corporations.

If you’re being “stingy” and actually conserving some of your income for savings and investment, you are Public Enemy #1 to the Fed. Your financial security is nothing compared to the need of banks and corporations to earn even more obscene profits. According to the Fed, all our problems stem from not funneling enough money to the Fed’s private-sector cronies.

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Jun 06 10:05

Why Texas Has More to Fear than the Rain

Well, it looks like Texas has solved one of those problems, albeit in the worst possible way. Over the past week, the state has been drenched in rain to the tune of 37.2 trillion gallons. That’s enough to cover the entire state in 8 inches of rain, most of which has fallen in the past few days. The soil throughout Texas is totally soaked, which means that even the smallest of rains could cause flooding.

Not that they haven’t had plenty of that already. As of writing this, 24 people have died due to flooding, hundreds have had to be rescued, and 11 more are still missing. Flash floods are stranding drivers and rising waters have washed away homes. While minor streams are overflowing and low lying areas are quickly being submerged, larger waterways such as the Trinity River that runs through Dallas, have risen to their highest levels since 1989. By all accounts this is an abnormal event, even for the flood prone region.

Jun 06 10:04

Treason: Benghazi Revelations Could Sink Obama

Why was the video on Obama’s Benghazi attack comments suppressed? Perhaps what he had to say didn’t exactly fit the government narrative? (read more)

Jun 06 10:00

40% Of US Workers Now Earn Less Than 1968 Minimum Wage

Are American workers paid enough? That is a topic that is endlessly debated all across this great land of ours. Unfortunately, what pretty much everyone can agree on is that American workers are not making as much as they used to after you account for inflation. Back in 1968, the minimum wage in the United States was $1.60 an hour. That sounds very small, but after you account for inflation a very different picture emerges. Using the inflation calculator that the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides, $1.60 in 1968 is equivalent to $10.74 today.

Jun 06 09:59

Owner of house blown apart by SWAT says: 'This is an abomination. This is an atrocity'

"There was one gunman with a handgun and they chose to turn this house into something that resembles Osama Bin Laden's compound."
Leo Lech is more than a little upset, and he is not afraid to express it with colorful language.
After all, the house he purchased for his son now has gaping holes where it once had walls and windows. Past the exposed studs and insulation of the condemned structure, you can see artwork on the wall of a 9-year-old boy's bedroom.

Jun 06 09:54

The Truth Is Still Suppressed Out There: Truthstream News Episode 4

This week, in the creeping horror…

Yet another episode takes on the wry developments in the news, with the Pentagon determined to bring to the home front the monster it admittedly created, sweeping developments in the junk food wars with the quest for real food and a dip into the unexplained with a look at how the X-Files brought the paranormal to America’s homes while the Rockefellers brought the search for life from another planet to the Clinton White House… well, you’ll see.

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Jun 06 09:49

Trendy Mind Control for Sale: Get Your Smartphone-Enabled, Mood Altering Brain Zapper Today

Being a zombie consumer has never been easier!

Even with the deluge of trendy technology being made constantly available to us wee lowly peon consumers, somewhere in the background after that high-pitched ringing sound in your ears finally stops, you have to realize that what we're being "given" is probably decades behind what the ruling technocracy actually has and is keeping under lock and key in places the public never gets to see.

Case in point: check out this super trendy new device. It's a triangle patch you stick on your forehead to literally zap your brain with "neurosignals" to change your moods or even put yourself to sleep... you get the awesome power of "manipulating the electricity" in your brain, and all conveniently controlled by your smartphone.

It's called — ironically — Thync.
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Jun 06 09:32

Family Raided by SWAT and their Dog Shot for Being Unable to Pay Utility Bill

“This is an example of police overreaching and using excessive force to get a family out of their house” -- Nothing says Police State USA quite like a SWAT team raiding a family home and killing their dog because they are unable to pay their natural gas bill.

Jun 06 09:29

Your Facebook, Twitter and blog are about to be monitored for references to the Government

If you’re one of those people that gets a bit vocal about politics, you’ll be interested to know that your Facebook, Twitter and personal blog are about to begin being monitored for references to the Government.

Webmaster addition: Government government anthrax government Mohammed government government Israel government bombs government government NSA government FBI government Franklin Scandal government government Vince Foster government government Nuclear Wedgies!!!

Jun 06 09:08

Locking Up Immigrants for Profit

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also called ICE, to keep 34,000 immigrants behind bars each day in order to keep its funding. But, out of the 350 facilities it uses to incarcerate these immigrants, only 8 are owned and operated by ICE itself. For the rest, ICE pays between $122-$200 person, per night, to for-profit corporations and local jails. Politicians love to bray that 'illegal aliens' are bleeding America. But the real leeches are the private prison companies who rake in billions in taxpayer money to ruin immigrants' lives - including those with the legal papers to live and work in the US.

Jun 06 08:56

Owner of house blown apart by SWAT says: 'This is an abomination. This is an atrocity'

"There was one gunman with a handgun and they chose to turn this house into something that resembles Osama Bin Laden's compound."

Leo Lech is more than a little upset, and he is not afraid to express it with colorful language.

After all, the house he purchased for his son now has gaping holes where it once had walls and windows. Past the exposed studs and insulation of the condemned structure, you can see artwork on the wall of a 9-year-old boy's bedroom.

"In any civilized nation ... this is the act of paramilitary thugs," he says he told the chief of the Greenwood Village Police Department.

The chief, Lech said, brushed it off.

Jun 06 08:50

Survivor Contestant and Iraq War Vet Currently Being Held Against His Will in VA Hospital

Iraq Veteran and Freedom Fighter Shamar Thomas is currently being held against his will at the Northport Medical VA Center in Northport, NY. Thomas released a statement earlier today stating:

Jun 06 08:45

Organic Takeover: Toxic Food Makers Lose $4 Billion in Sales in One Year

Consumers are leaving toxic food makers’ products behind on grocery store shelves faster than you can say ‘organic.’ Big Food lost $4 billion in sales last year alone due to their inability to answer market demand for non-GM, organic food that doesn’t contain high fructose corn syrup, gluten, antibiotics, growth hormones, MSG, and other toxic additives. Meanwhile, organic food is absolutely exploding.

Jun 06 08:43

Egg Rationing in America has Officially Begun

In recent days, an ominous sign has appeared throughout Texas. “Eggs [are] not for commercial sale,” read warnings, printed on traditional 8 1/2-by-11-inch pieces of white paper and posted at H-E-B grocery stores across Texas. “The purchase of eggs is limited to 3 cartons of eggs per customer.”

Jun 06 08:42

Germany hosted 2006 World Cup thanks to RPG supply to Saudi Arabia

The German government sent Saudi Arabia a shipment of rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) to persuade the kingdom to support Germany’s bid to host 2006 World Cup, German media say.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wish the media had as much curiosity about corruption on Wall Street and Washington DC as they do soccer!

Jun 06 08:40

Jury Sends Message to Cops, Go Find Real Criminals, Acquits Man on Felony Pot Charges

In the words of Big Journalism correspondent John Nolte at Breitbart News, today's mainstream media is rife with "liars, frauds, partisans, cheats, plagiarists, and those who tolerate, defend and enable all of them."

In fact, he continues, "there is no American institution -- not the NFL, not the tobacco companies, not any corporation or enterprise regularly targeted by the media -- that engages in anywhere near the amount of fraud and dishonesty that serially oozes from Our Media Overlords."

One of the most regular abusers of the public trust -- though always reporting under the guise of honesty and integrity -- is one of the country's legacy newspapers and serial Pulitzer Prize winners: The Washington Post.

Jun 06 08:25

Jimmy Carter: White Americans cling to ‘feelings of superiority’ toward minorities

“The recent publicity about mistreatment of black people in the judicial and police realm has been a reminder that the dreams of the civil rights movement have not been realized. […] Many Americans still have racist tendencies or feelings of superiority to people of color,” Mr. Carter told AARP Bulletin, The Hill reported Thursday.

Jun 06 08:24

Why Baltimore Blew Up

It wasn't just the killing of Freddie Gray. Inside the complex legal infrastructure that encourages — and covers up — police violence

Jun 06 07:47

More Brazen Than Ever — and Not Just on the Plane

There’s a Hasidic man arguing with the gate agent at the Phoenix airport.

He’s claiming that he can’t be seated next to a woman because of his religion – even though Hasidic men have sat next to women on airplanes and buses and in shared taxis for decades, until they gained enough political power in Israel to try to segregate buses and seating on El Al.
Note: No problem have him buy 3 seats. Actually, nobody wants to sit next to this ....hole anyway!