To paraphrase one Middle Eastern prophet, the leadership and media of western countries need to remove the log from their own eye before they will ever be able to help the greater Middle East remove the splinter from its own.
Whether someone is destitute because they are an asylum seeker waiting for Home Office support, a divorced man who cannot cover his rent, someone with alcohol or drug concerns, or a young woman out of work, without savings, homelessness is not a crime
The DNC has suspended Bernie Sanders' campaign from accessing the master list of voter information. Without access, Sanders' campaign could potentially be crippled beyond repair.
Blatant lies, PR cover-ups, and a culture of total impunity are now central to the corporate business model.
Peter Van Buren did something no US diplomat is allowed to do. He told the truth and told it to the wrong people – us. Our government is not in the habit of telling us – the governed – what it's up to.
Bernie Sanders may still be behind Hillary Clinton, but he far outranks even the most popular Republican candidates.
Martin Shkreli, "the most hated man in America", has been arrested on charges of security fraud, unrelated to his price gouging.
Although still behind, Bernie Sanders is showing strong numbers in Iowa. Analysts say it may come down to the turnout come voting day.
The real power, and our great hope, is in the People's rebellion: marches, civil disobedience, trainings, teach-ins and other actions to pressure leaders to put people and the planet over corporate profiteering.
The winners of the latest version of the news and election cycle won’t be the American people or the electoral system or a deeper knowledge of how our world works.