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May 24 18:24

New Orleans Cop Shot Dead in Cruiser

May 24 18:30

Tech leaders give $5 million to build 100 new SF apartments to house homeless veterans

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Friday announced a new public-private partnership to construct new housing for formerly homeless veterans and families in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood.

May 24 18:30

A Police Story Unravels: How Did the NYPD Break an NBA Player’s Leg?

At the risk of stating the utterly obvious, most black men and women who suffer physical violence at the hands of the police aren’t millionaires. They don’t have lawyers on speed dial and lack the resources of a well-funded union leaping to their defense. But most black men and women aren’t NBA players. In other words, they aren’t Thabo Sefolosha. The Atlanta Hawks guard will now miss the playoffs after an encounter with the NYPD left him with a fractured leg and an arrest record. In his first comments following the late-night scuffle outside a Chelsea club, Sefolosha made clear that while his attorneys asked him to be silent for now, “I will simply say that I am in great pain, have experienced a significant injury and that the injury was caused by the police.”

May 24 18:44

Oakland Mayor Institutes Curfew On Nighttime Street Protests

right of the people peaceably to assemble

May 24 19:02

Canadian Media Finally Discovers Mass Graves of Indigenous Children

It was eighteen years ago this month that I first handed to a Vancouver Sun newspaper editor a list of possible mass grave sites of Indian residential school children on Canada’s west coast, based on government documents and statements from eyewitnesses who buried children there. I and these witnesses were flatly ignored: not only then, but every other time over the subsequent years that we presented such evidence to the same newspaper.

Year after year, despite all our public protests, forums, and documenting of the location of the mass graves of these children, the Vancouver Sun‘s indifference to the worst crime in Canadian history continued. And this same blind eye approach was replicated by every other “mainstream” media outlet across Canada — even when, in December of 2011, these media received from me evidence of bone and clothing samples unearthed from the Brantford residential school mass grave.

May 24 19:08

The Roots of Christian Zionism: How Scofield Sowed Seeds of Apostasy

Ever wonder why so many Christians support America's many wars, especially in the Middle East? A new Christianity has emerged from the Twentieth Century called Christian Zionism or what could be called, "Angry Evangelicalism," or "Dispensationalism on Steroids." What motivates a nationally known, evangelical preacher like John Hagee to call for a preemptive strike against Iran when it is contrary to what Jesus taught and commanded his followers to do? This "Roots of Zionism" presentation may be the first of its kind with a factual explanation of how Christianity's latest apostate epidemic was launched with the publishing of C. I. Scofield's reference Bible in 1909, and the influence of the notes in it.

May 24 19:23

Canadian sword makers left out of Saudi arms deal

A union representing Canadian sword makers is furious after learning that the Harper government was unable to include Canadian-made swords as part of a $15 billion arms deal recently concluded with Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is one of the few countries where swords are still actively used for lethal purposes and are not just collectors items. The arms deal with a country famous for carrying out beheadings, was seen by many of Canada’s top sword makers as an opportunity to gain entry into that market.

“It’s really a shame,” said Francois Lafarge, president of CUPE 3000, which represents sword makers. “Saudi Arabia has beheaded 85 individuals this year alone. We really feel the government hung us out to dry on this one.”

May 24 19:43

How Democratic & Republican Party Chiefs Work to Deceive the U.S. Public

An organization that typically promotes the Republican propaganda agenda received information from the Democratic Obama Administration, and they publicized information from it that concerned the 2012 Benghazi attack, which was a failure by the State Department — something that congressional Republicans have been investigating for years.

May 24 19:46

Netanyahu: Hate-Mongering Racist, Mass Murderer, Serial Liar

Netanyahu heads Israel's most extremist government in history. He deplores peace and stability.

Permanent war on Palestine is official policy. So is treating Arabs the way Hitler treated Jews.

Nothing Netanyahu says is credible. He agrees to one thing. He does another. How anyone stands him, they'll have to explain. Some past and present Israeli officials don't trust him.

May 24 19:47

US military rape victims face revenge, regret reporting crimes – lawyer

The US military’s system of prosecution has to change, as rape victims are often put in positions where they even regret coming forward, Maribel Jarzabek, ex-Air Force lawyer, said on a recent HRW survey of sexual assault survivors.

May 24 20:19

41% of Americans Support Criminalizing "Hate Speech"

When did our schools stop having kids read Orwell's 1984?

May 24 20:21

Patrick Wood - Technocracy Rising

Patrick Wood is an author and lecturer who has studied elite globalization policies since the late 1970's, when he partnered with the late Antony C. Sutton to coauthor Trilaterals Over Washington. Patrick is with us to introduce his latest book, Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation. This follow-up to his works on the Trilateral Commission details how the organization quietly adopted a modified version of historic technocracy to craft a movement it called a “New International Economic Order.” Patrick outlines where the technocracy movement took root, and how this ideology ended up producing programs such as Sustainable Development, Agenda 21, Green Economy and Smart Growth.

May 24 21:18

Farmers Cut Back as Beleaguered California Hit by Water Loss

A day before California accepted voluntary water cutbacks by farmers, vandals targeting an inflatable dam in Fremont sent 50 million gallons of water meant for the city's residents flowing into the San Francisco Bay.

May 24 21:23

Erasing the Past: ISIS, Palmyra, and Doomed History

There is something grimly appropriate about the capture of the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra by a supposedly weakened ISIS. Accounts of history are being settled, unmade and reconstituted. The fundamentalist warriors have never made any secret of their hatred of idolatry – at least of the sort condemned by Quranic edict. Religions of the book have tended to fight wars over that very fact and craven worship of images was always deemed to be a vital point of difference.

May 24 21:27

Louis C.K. Learns about the Catholic Church

It's Louis C.K., so that should suffice for the content warning!

May 24 21:28

Destroying the breadbasket : The GMO-colonization of Ukraine

Powerful Western corporations want to make Ukraine the largest GMO (genetically modified organisms) grower. As time goes by, genetically modified organisms can become a poison to take away many human lives. This fact is ignored. Europe does not need GMO (the production is strictly limited there). Ukraine could very well become a test ground for GMO crops in Europe, something the rest of the European Union has been looking to prevent. Monsanto, an American multinational agromultinational and agricultural biotechnology corporation, is now moving in on Ukraine with plans to institute GMOs nationwide.

May 24 21:32

Israel thanks US for opposing Arab plan for nuke-free Mideast

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his "appreciation" to the United States for opposing an Arab plan for a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East, an Israeli official said.

May 24 21:47

Police brutality in the UK: The case of Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah

Over the past year, police brutality in the US has become a global concern, but the continued deaths at the hands of UK state officials have received far less attention.

May 24 21:50

Argentina: Workers’ Management as a Response to the Crisis

When the workers of Donnelley arrived at the plant on August 11, 2014 they found a note at the gates explaining that the company was shutting down its operations in the country and that it “regretted the inconvenience.”

This has become a fairly familiar scene. A company shuts down its plant, in order to move operations abroad and take advantage of a cheaper and more docile labor force. Under capitalism, the capitalists are free to relocate their businesses when they are no longer profitable, even if this means leaving 400 families in the streets. The workers, on the other hand, are only free to choose by whom they will be exploited.

Faced with this desperate situation, the workers’ response might have been resignation, but this was not the case. The workers decided to open the gates of the factory, occupy the plant, and restart production.

May 24 22:03

Barghouthi: the EU is not biased, it is only sick of Israel‘s behaviour

Secretary General of The Palestinian National Initiative, Al-Mubadara, Dr. Mustafa Barghouti told the Palestine News Network that the EU was not biased towards either side, but rather that it was, "sick of Israel's behavior," which has become untenable, particularly following recent Israeli elections and the success of what many say is the most extremist and racist government in the Israeli history, that openly opposes Palestinian statehood, and jeopardises the possibility for lasting peace in the region.

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