There's confusion in Washington over the US president's order to send an extra 250 troops to Syria. Barack Obama had repeatedly pledged to avoid putting boots on the ground - although according to the State Department, that's not the case.
Robert McChesney and John Nichols say 2016 is the most volatile political year in modern American history and that young people becoming engaged in the electoral process is the best way to fix every problem we have.
Afshin Rattansi goes underground on drones. Cian Westmoreland, whistleblower and former drone technician for Obama’s top secret drone program talks about the indiscriminate targeting that means that civilians are dying when they are searching for terrorists. Plus how responsible are drones in the radicalisation of civilians?
Clashes erupted between police and counter-protesters at a far-right Confederate rally at Stone Mountain in Georgia on Saturday. Another rally held in Georgia the same day featured KKK and Nationalist Socialist Movement members.
It will be 30 years on Tuesday since the world's worst nuclear power plant disaster took place in Chernobyl, now part of Ukraine. People who remained in the region continued eating local produce and milk with radiation levels two to five times higher than what are considered safe levels. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports on how local families say children are getting sick.
Hypocrisy alert! George Clooney recently held a $353,000-a-plate fundraising gala for Hillary Clinton in San Francisco. The next day, he went on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd. When Todd grilled Clooney about the Sanders' supporters who protested his event, Clooney actually decried money in politics, calling it obscene and insane. The Resident breaks down the hypocrisy.
For the past week or so, I’ve been warning readers that the supposedly “liberal” state of New York has some of the most repressive voting laws in the country. Before reading the rest of this post, I suggest refreshing your memory on just how undemocratic New York is by checking out the following:
Activist Post reporter Derrick Broze speaks with the president of the Mises Institute, Jeff Deist, at the 2016 Texas Libertarian Party State Convention about different ways that activists can best increase liberty around the world.
In Pennsylvania, delegates may have the power to swing GOP presidential race
While most states award convention delegates on a winner-take-all or proportional basis, 54 of Pennsylvania’s 71 delegates — three for each of 18 congressional districts — are officially unbound to a candidate and do not have to announce their intentions before Tuesday’s vote. The winners can vote for whomever they want at the convention.
The complexities of the process mean Trump could once again come up short on delegates despite winning the popular vote. Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told reporters after Trump’s victory in New York on Tuesday that Pennsylvania has “a very difficult process” of selecting delegates.
“I don’t want to get into the intricacies of our Pennsylvania strategy, but I think we’ll make sure people know who the Trump delegates are,” he said.
Dozens of people looked on as a man lay in the street after suffering a surprise knockout blow to the head outside a 7-Eleven in Chicago. Video footage shows that bystanders did nothing except walk away, even when a taxi cab ran over the man, killing him.
A New York City police officer who killed an unarmed African-American man will serve no time in jail. Officer Peter Liang, who is Chinese-American, fatally shot Akai Gurley in the darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project.
DR Congo president Joseph Kabila may remain in power past his constitutionally mandated two-term limit if the December election is delayed, say Jason Stearns of the Congo Research Group and Kambale Musavuli of Friends of the Congo.
Thousands of gallons of radioactive waste are estimated to have leaked at a Manhattan Project-era nuclear storage tank in Washington State over the weekend, triggering an alarm and causing one former worker to label it as “catastrophic."
Footwear manufacturer New Balance was a loud dissenter of the TPP until the Department of Defense told the corporation they would award it a lucrative Pentagon contract for its shoe wear. They didn't deliver on their bribe - so now New Balance is back to speaking out against the trade agreement.
Let's not pretend that dollar isn't a tool of enslavement… Behind the news that Harriet Tubman will appear on the face of the $20 bill is a hidden struggle between the faction that wanted to kill the private central bank in America, and the faction that empowered it.
Originally, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was going to replace Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first Treasury secretary, on the $10 bill in favor of a woman's face (originally it was going to be Susan B. Anthony)
But former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke was "appalled" and launched a revolt to oust President Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill instead.
Why? Because Hamilton, on the $10, instituted a central bank and fought for strong central government, while Jackson, on the $20, vowed to kill the central bank.
US President Barack Obama arrives in the UK on Thursday to urge the British public to vote to ‘remain’ in the European Union in the June 23 Brexit referendum. Since the presidential visit was announced, however, critics have told him to “butt out.”
“This is an unwelcome interference from the most anti-British American president there has ever been. Mercifully, he won’t be in office for much longer,” Farage said.
Senior Tory ‘leave’ campaigners have been just as withering in their commentary, with US-born London Mayor Boris Johnson accusing Obama of “outrageous and exorbitant hypocrisy.”
Pat Buchanan went on Hannity to discuss the state of the Republican primary race. As of today Donald Trump has the only path to win the nomination. Cruz and Kasich are just playing spoilers. Buchanan says the future of the Republican Party belongs to the Trump supporters.
April 20, 2016 - The first criminal charges were filed in the water debacle in Flint, Michigan, after contaminated drinking water left more than 150 children poisoned by dangerously high levels of lead. Two state regulators and one city employee have been charged with felonies. Dean Reynolds reports.
For believing, we ever lived in a “free” country. As long ago as the reign of His Rotundity – the second president of the United (at bayonet-point) States – people were being dragooned off the street and roughly thrown into cages for having annoyed the powers-that-be. Or who were deemed “dangerous” by the powers-that-be? This was more than 200 years before The Chimp came along with his squinty-eyed pronouncements about “the enemies of freedom” and being either “with us” or “against us.”
The path for Cruz to 1,237 delegates before the July convention in Cleveland is now officially closed: 674 delegates remain in the states ahead, and Cruz is 678 short of the magic number, according to an Associated Press tally. Worse, his double-digit victory in Wisconsin on April 5 has failed to produce a perceivable polling bounce in key upcoming states.
Russian Su-30 fighter jets have provided a safety corridor for an IL-76 cargo plane freighted by WFP to carry out the delivery of vital humanitarian cargo to the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, besieged by the Islamic State militants.
Grown men – who themselves possess and consume various “drugs” decreed (arbitrarily) to be legal – think nothing of siccing dogs on people, taking their property, throwing them in cages… because they possess or consume some other “drug” just as arbitrarily decreed to be illegal. And are not ashamed or even slightly embarrassed.
The Saudi rulers – as corrupt, autocratic and reprehensible as they are – are little more than slavish middle-mangers of the American-Zionist Empire, a far cry from the domineering Caesarian overlords that the deceptive mainstream media and some Zionist apologists in the alternative media want to make them out to be. Middle-managers cannot organize the biggest conspiracy of the 21st century, hoodwinking the world’s foremost superpower and somehow managing to get away with it.
Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan denounced Social Justice Warriors and stood up for freedom of speech, calling the liberal agenda foot soldiers Maoist cult members and equating them with a progressive version of the KKK.
Sean Hannity got a little frustrated with Ted Cruz during a radio interview this afternoon over his campaign’s delegate game. Cruz said he doesn’t think most people care about this stuff. Hannity shot back by invoking his millions of followers and saying plenty of people “find this whole process confusing.” When Cruz dismissively said only Donald Trump‘s people are complaining, Hannity kind of blew up: “Senator, why do you do this? Every single time––no, you gotta stop! Every time I have you on the air and I ask you a legitimate question, you try to throw this in my face, I’m getting sick of it!” Cruz testily asked, “Sean, can I answer your last question without being interrupted?” He explained how the system works and how the “noise and complaining and whining” is only coming from Team Trump.
April 20, 2016 - New York voters are moving the presidential front-runners closer to a November matchup. Donald Trump smashed his GOP competition, picking up 60 percent of support in his home state. The victory leaves Trump with at least 844 delegates. He’s now the only Republican who can clinch the nomination before the convention in July. Major Garrett reports.
Two Greenpeace campaigners have climbed Nelson’s Column in London’s Trafalgar Square to fit the iconic 171ft statue with an “emergency face mask” as part of a series of protest actions against poor air quality.
Is seafood on the menu tonight? Well, there’s a chance it might have been caught by a slave. That’s what the Associated Press uncovered when reporters traveled to the remote island of Benjina, Indonesia.
UC Berkeley students block people from going to class to protest the University of California not renewing $5 million in "emergency" grant funding for undocumented students. Undocumented students already receive financial aid and pay significantly less tuition than US residents outside of California
As accusations of bias fly during an election year, a new report shows that Americans have serious misgivings about the media, with only six percent saying they have “a great deal of confidence” in the press.
As President Obama prepares for his visit to Saudi Arabia, he is under new pressure from families of 9/11 victims who want him to back legislation allowing them to sue the Saudi government. The controversy picked up new urgency after "60 Minutes" investigated possible links between Saudi officials and 9/11 hijackers. Chip Reid reports.
Over the past week, our planet has been hit by large earthquake after large earthquake, and according to Volcano Discovery there are 38 volcanoes around the world that are erupting right now. We have seen a dramatic spike in global seismic activity that is unlike anything that we have seen in ages, and that is why what is going on at Yellowstone is so incredibly alarming.
Charles Ingram III was an American veteran who served in both Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. When he returned home to New Jersey, he was in need of psychiatric care. His local VA clinic was the Atlantic County Community Based Outpatient Clinic, which relies on the VA's Telemedicine program and closes on weekends. On a recent Saturday, Mr. Ingram doused himself in gasoline and set himself on fire on the lawn outside the clinic. He died 9 hours later.
The Republican Party insists that the game is not rigged against Donald Trump. Ted Cruz has operatives in several states working to steal Trump delegates won during primary elections. The GOP is fine with this.
In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss disintermediation of the meatspace, onshore services by offshore property sites such as Uber and AirBnB, and what the inevitable collapse in tax revenue will mean for the onshore citizen. They also discuss Goldman Sachs’ alleged $5-billion fine for mortgage securities fraud actually only being half that thanks to the systemic corruption of our so-called justice system.
Back in January, when the market was watching in shocked silence as oil prices were crashing to decade lows and as concerns emerged that Saudi Arabia may need to commence selling its vast, if unquantified, USD reserves, we wrote a post titled “Attention Finally Turns To Saudi Arabia’s “Secret” US Treasury Holdings” where we noted something very surprising: whereas we do know that Saudi Arabia is the owner of the world’s third largest USD reserves…
Officials at University of California at Davis have reportedly spent $175.000 trying to digitally suppress the memory of the time campus police indiscriminately pepper sprayed Occupy protesters – to no success.
The police chief in the town of Minooka said his department abandoning placing body cameras on its police officers saying it has become burdensome for his staff to keep up for requests for video footage...
New Yorkers vote Tuesday in one of the country’s biggest presidential primaries. The latest CBS News Battleground Tracker poll shows Donald Trump leads Ted Cruz by 33 points. Trump also has double-digit leads in Pennsylvania and California, two more states with lots of delegates. In spite of his advantage, Trump is still bashing the Republican Party’s nominating rules, calling it a “rigged system.” Major Garrett reports.
The internet is in an uproar after the mother of a 5-year-old posted a video online of his principal paddling him. The mother claims she was forced into approving the corporal punishment or else she would have risked jail time.
Days before the anniversary of the killing of Freddie Gray, students with the Baltimore Algebra Project walk out against the PARCC test to demand a shift in resources from testing to youth development.
Local news investigates a George Soros organization’s phony awards used to promote sanctuary cities. Fargo North Dakota newscast CBS’s KXJB with Chris Berg uncovering who’s behind the secretive agenda behind forcing sanctuary cities on people who don’t want them. Video was reposted on YouTube by NumbersUSA.
Max and Stacy take a physicist’s view on global financial and economic news as central bankers play dice with the financial universe and Schroedinger’s bank has assets, both there and not there, living and dead at the same time, depending on who (if any) is observing said ‘asset’.
Michelle Fields has just been fired from Fox News' Cashin' In in the latest fallout over #GragGate and her allegations Trump campaign manger Corey Lewandwoski assaulted her and, "aggressively tried to pull me to the ground," and insinuating that he "[attempted] to forcefully throw" her down when all evidence shows he tried to non-verbally signal to her that the press conference was over and that Trump was leaving.
Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz got the cold shoulder from a room of 800 Republicans at the New York City GOP gala Thursday night, receiving little interaction from the audience as he went through his usual stump speech. Cruz, who followed speeches from rivals Donald Trump and John Kasich, began by making a joke at Trump’s expense that fell flat.
Microsoft is suing the United States government over gag orders the company received regarding government searches of customers' email. NewYorker.com Editor Nick Thompson joins CBSN to discuss the case.
Two Russian jets flew within metres of the ship on Monday, US officials said.
Russia's defence ministry said the Su-24 fighter jets "turned away in observance of all safety measures" after observing the USS Donald Cook.
Mr Kerry criticised the gesture and said contact had been made with Moscow.
"We condemn this kind of behaviour," he told the Miami Herald and CNN Espanol in a joint interview.
"It is reckless. It is provocative. It is dangerous. And under the rules of engagement, that could have been a shoot-down."
On Monday, John Kerry became the first secretary of state to visit Hiroshima, the Japanese city destroyed by a U.S. nuclear bomb on August 6, 1945. Three days after the Hiroshima bombing, the U.S. dropped another nuclear bomb on the city of Nagasaki.
By the time the next president takes office in January, U.S. troops will have been in Afghanistan for over 15 years. It is already the longest war in U.S. history. Just last week, local authorities said U.S. drone strikes killed 17 civilians. According to the United Nations, the number of civilians killed or injured in Afghanistan has risen to a record high for the seventh year in a row amid violent attacks by the Taliban and the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
Activist Post reporter Derrick Broze interviews Lyn Ulbricht at the Texas State Libertarian Convention about her son Ross Ulbricht’s appeal of his double life sentence for founding the free market website Silk Road. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Drug Policy Alliance have joined the effort to reduce Ulbricht’s sentence.
Activist Post reporter Derrick Broze interviews Libertarian party candidate and tech icon John McAfee about the importance of refusing to participate in “the two-party machine.” McAfee also emphasizes the role of the individual in political discourse.