Kevin Zeese
News Report
Well over 1,000 people protested peacefully, marching through Ferguson, going to the police station and some going door-to-door in prosecutor McCulloch’s neighborhood asking him to be removed or recuse himself. There are calls for shutting down highways on Labor Day and, if Officer Wilson is not fired and arrested, for shutting down highways for two days the week after.
Drought-Stricken California Makes Historic Move to Regulate Underground Water for the First Time
Ryan Koronowski
News Investigation
At least one in four Californians get their water from underground aquifers, and up until now, use of this water has been totally unregulated, with disputes about overuse settled in court. California is where it’s “pump as you please” with groundwater. That is about to change.
Katherine Paul and Ronnie Cummins
Op-Ed

In her June 25 keynote address to the BIO International Convention in San Diego, Calif., Hillary Clinton voiced strong support for genetic engineering and genetically engineered crops. She earned a standing ovation that day by that the biotech industry suffers from a public perception problem and that it just needs “a better vocabulary” ...

<i>Talking Points:</i> Roots of Racism: Fear, Freedom and Ferguson Part 2
Thomas Magstadt
Op-Ed

Part Two of Three. If a separate country called Africa-America existed, it would be roughly the size of Spain in terms of total population, and larger than Argentina or Ukraine. According to the US Census Bureau, African-Americans constitute some 14% of the total US population. About 55% of the 44.5 million black citizens reside in the South. All the rest – some 20 million – now live in the cities of the North and West. If Africa-America were divided into two separate ...

Dave Lindorff
Op-Ed

On a trip to Europe for a two-week stay in Finland, my wife and I at one point found ourselves seated next to a congenial 30-something guy, dressed casually in jeans and a T-shirt. He said he was US Army major.

Initially, our conversation revolved around his little kids, and his complaint about how often he was sent out on “short assignments” in Europe far away from home. He also mentioned being somewhat hard of hearing after having been sent out on ...

VOICES FOR CHANGE

<i>Talking Points:</i> Roots of Racism: Fear, Freedom and Ferguson Part 2
Thomas Magstadt
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The following is part two of three in a series. Talking Points is an exclusive column to NationofChange If a separate country called Africa-America existed, it would be roughly the size of Spain in terms of total population, and larger than Argentina or Ukraine.  According to the US Census Bureau, African-Americans ...

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Victim of McCarthy-Era Witch Hunt Calls on U-Illinois Not to Fire Critic of Israeli Policies
Juan Cole
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This item was originally posted on Informed Comment.Note by Juan Cole:  In the early 1950s, under the influence of Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-WI), a national witch hunt was conducted for leftists. McCarthy claimed to have a list of 100 Soviet moles in the State Department.  Even former members of the Communist Party, which had ...

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Farmers Fighting Biotech Superweeds Told to Keep Quiet, Damage Soil
Christina Sarich
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Farmers stopped utilizing deep tillage decades ago, but now because of biotech’s rampant superweeds (caused by the spraying of pesticides and glyphosate chemicals), they are being told to resort to the soil-damaging practice, once again.

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U.S. Public Worried About ISIL and Putin but Climate Change Is the Real Challenge
Juan Cole
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In a new Pew/ USA Today poll, the American public shows itself alarmed by the rise of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in northern Iraq and Syria as a threat to U.S. security, finding it more threatening even than Russia’s Vladimir Putin, who has risen on the villain scale quite a lot.  Iran is ...

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Top 5 Ironies of U.S. Reaction to Egypt/UAE Bombing of Libya
Juan Cole
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This post originally ran on Juan Cole’s Web page.

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The ‘Spiral of Silence’
Froma Harrop
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With folks yapping all day on social media — Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and the rest — how can there be such a thing as a "

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Talking Points: The Roots of Racism: Fear, Freedom and Ferguson
Thomas Magstadt
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The following is part one of three in a series. Talking Points is an exclusive column to NationofChangeThe police slaying of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri, has riveted the attention of the national media in part for its shock value (Brown was reportedly shot six times, ...

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Should Companies Have to Pay Taxes?
David Sirota
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Reading companies' annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission is a reliable cure for insomnia. Every so often, though, there is a significant revelation in the paperwork. This year, one of the most important revelations came from Microsoft's filings, which spotlighted how the tax code allows corporations to enjoy the ...

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Clamping Down on the Labor Extortion Racket
Jim Hightower
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This Labor Day, you can mull some good news about American jobs for a change.Take the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour — please! That ...

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Perry Hams It Up
Jim Hightower
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Lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.Well, meet that ham sandwich: Governor Rick Perry. ...

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NOC BULLHORN

The Supreme Court

Join the dissent and stop CEOs in America from “forcing their personal beliefs on employees.” Take action and tell lawmakers to give us back control of our own bodies.

Immigration

Protesters staged a demonstration in Washington D.C. on Thursday rallying together against President Obama’s expected announcement of changed to immigration policies.

Economy

After a long battle to reclaim the supermarket, protesters are elated that CEO Arthur T. Demoulas will once again oversee day-to-day operation of the food chain.

Human Rights

As racism and workers rights are being compromised, here are a few protests from the past week that brought the world together in solidarity.

Human Rights

As the family opens the funeral to the public, their message is fierce, “We must never forget this murder.”

Genetically Modified Foods

We must continue the fight for GMO labeling at the state level and help Vermont become the first state to mandate GMO labeling.

Bee Protection

Pollinating insects, such as bees are vital to the world.

FCC

When giant companies try to get bigger, you know trouble is bound to occur.

Oil

Two activists locked themselves to a pipeline construction truck, earlier this week, in attempt to halt the expansion of Line 6B.

Fracking

Fracking pollution poses a great threat to state’s air and water, but the government has never collected the data needed to determine extent of danger and future destruction.

Workers’ Rights

It is our responsibility to tell the Department of Labor to raise the minimum wage for tipped employees just like all of the other federal minimum wages that have increased.

Police Brutality

When exercising your rights to peacefully protest or join a peaceful demonstration, you have to keep in mind that it could very well turn into a bloody riot.

Gaza Strip

Israel and Palestinians are finally able to see the light now that they have both agreed to a long-term ceasefire.

Pesticides

Residents are outrages after a judge in Kaua'i, Hawaii ruled in favor of chemical companies for blocking the ordinance.

Environment

Take action and help protect sea turtles against illegal poaching by asking the Mexican government to promote and support coastal communities’ ecotourism and sustainable travel.

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