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Oct 07 15:37

MSF Demands War Crime Probe in Afghanistan

Sune Engel Rasmussen, The Guardian reporter in Kabul, describes the local reaction to the bombing and questions the verification process that the US military exercises before bombing targets.

Oct 07 15:36

VIDEO: Female voter calls Hillary ‘bitchy’ during MSNBC focus group

During a New Hampshire focus group of Democrats televised on MSNBC this morning, “Shannon” didn’t want to say what she really thinks of Hillary Clinton.

Oct 07 15:35

David Cameron destroyed on air over hypocritical Saudi Arabia deal

David Cameron has repeatedly refused to explain why the British government agreed to a “squalid” deal with Saudi Arabia, as the country prepares to behead and crucify a teenager for engaging in pro-democracy protests during the Arab Spring.

Oct 07 15:33

From Anti-Fracking Movement to OPEC: Shale Drives New Geoeconomics of Oil

The emergence of fracking has modified the global market for fossil fuels. But the plunge in oil prices has diluted the effect, in a struggle that experts in the United States believe conventional producers could win in the next decade.

Oct 07 15:28

Maggot-Infested School Lunches Served Up Again

Students at Belfry High School in South Williamson, Kentucky found maggots in their baked potatoes, and were even served green, moldy meat last year. Now in a new level of school lunch madness, worms were found in a Sheehan High school lunch fruit cup. Junk-food manufacturers also feed school children every day, not a professional nutritionist. Is it time to fire administrators in charge of mandated school lunch programs?

Oct 07 15:24

US, NATO step up threats to Russia over Syria

Leaders of NATO openly threatened a military response against Russian forces in Syria Tuesday, after a series of incidents involving Russian warplanes operating along the Syrian-Turkish border.

Oct 07 15:21

One Day We Will Wake Up In An America Without Electricity

hat would you do if the power grid went down and never came back up? One of these days, and it could be a lot sooner than most people think, we will all wake up in a country without electricity. And considering how utterly dependent we have become on technology, that is a very frightening scenario to consider. How would Americans react if nothing worked?

Oct 07 15:21

Cameron’s flagship housing policy only helps the rich, campaigners warn

Prime Minister David Cameron called for a “national crusade” to build affordable housing by cutting planning regulations and launching “starter homes.” The plans have been criticized by housing charities for overlooking low earners.

Oct 07 15:13

Not ‘ultra-fast’ enough: Montana judge blocks state’s lethal injection drug

A Montana judge ruled that one of the drugs planned for use in a lethal injection mix for executions violated the law, effectively halting all executions in the state until the legislation is changed. There are currently two inmates on death row.

Oct 07 15:13

Govt.’s budget cuts to reduce more police posts

Media reports say, Devon and Cornwall Police is set to lose another 500 officers due to the government’s cuts. According to the reports, the force, which covers the largest geographical police area in England, would see numbers reduced to 2,500 – down from 3,500 in 2010.

Oct 07 14:59

Clinton appealing to US war hawks: Analyst

US Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton’s support for a no-fly zone over Syria is an attempt to “gain relevance” and appeal to American war hawks, says a counter-terrorism analyst.

Oct 07 14:59

Popescu Report - Central Banks and Gold

Oct 07 14:52

The Billionaire Hypocrisy of Helping the Poor

There’s one thing that both progressives and conservatives can agree on, and they can quote both FDR and Ronald Reagan on it. And that is that, “The best welfare program is a job.”

Oct 07 14:37

Glossing the Hospital Massacre

Wasn’t there some grandiose purpose to having U.S. military forces operating
in Afghanistan? What was that, again?

Oct 07 14:27

Israel lights the touchpaper at Al-Aqsa again

Jonathan Cook argues that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s continuing pandering to his far-right constituency over Jerusalem’s holy sites, coupled with the Palestinian Authority’s helplessness, mean that “Palestinian youths will continue reaching for the humble stone”.

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