Marijuana legalization advocates and members of community groups attend a rally in front of One Police Plaza on June 13, 2012, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images) Treating drug users as whole people with human rights rather than as criminals used to be considered a radical act but that is changing. […]
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The social contract is shrinking: war has become normalized, environmental protections are being dismantled, fear has become the new national anthem, and more and more people, especially young people, are being written out of democracy’s script. Yet around world, the spirit of resistance on the part of young people is coming alive once again as […]
Cook County, which includes Chicago, is poised to become the largest jurisdiction in the country to stop incarcerating people pretrial just because they cannot pay bail. The victory is the result of a sustained campaign by activists to end the incarceration of people for poverty. This movement is making its way across the nation. Chicago […]
There are hundreds of billions of dollars in “defense” spending that aren’t even counted in the Pentagon budget. (Photo: icholakov / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Help fuel the resistance by supporting this vital channel for news and analysis: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout. You wouldn’t know it, based on the […]
Going to college is a good thing, right? That’s at least what I was told as a kid, and what led me to get a college degree. I was the first one in my family to do so. Yet new public opinion polling shows most Republicans think colleges have a negative impact on the country. […]
Snopes is in trouble. According to a self-launched fund raiser, the ostensible fact-checking website, founded in 1994, is on the financial ropes and needs your support to stay open. A GoFundMe for the supposed hoax-debunking site has since been setup and is going viral. If it continues raising money at this current rate, it will […]
The Roomba is generally regarded as a cute little robot friend that no one but dogs would consider to be a potential menace. But for the last couple of years, the robovacs have been quietly mapping homes to maximize efficiency. Now, the device’s makers plan to sell that data to smart home device manufacturers, turning the friendly robot into […]
The media monsters are actually attempting to spin the speech as a negative, calling it “hyper partisan.” NO, what it was is a president being enthusiastically cheered by thousands who support the current POTUS despite all of the lies and smears being leveled against him 24/7 by the Deep State and its Mainstream Media machine.
Visa recently announced its new Cashless Challenge program, which offers $10,000 to restaurants willing to transition into accepting only digital payments. As the largest credit card processor in the U.S., it’s no surprise Visa is spearheading this campaign. Under the guise of increasing transparency and efficiency, they’ve partnered with governments around the world to help convert financial systems into cashless models, but their […]
You know all those health industry lobbyists who say that the American healthcare industry will go broke if it has to take care of the health of Americans? Every year since 2011 — when ACA became law — the CEOs of US health companies have averaged an 11% raise. Remember, that’s 11 percent, every year.
Over 8,000 emails released by WikiLeaks exposes the collusion between CNN and Washington Post with the DNC in hopes of influencing the election in Democratic favor.
According to the Independent, government sources say a British team is set to travel to Israel in the near future to learn Israeli counterterrorism enforcement strategies. The proposed move comes amid a spate of terrorist activity in the United Kingdom, as well as concerns about the British authorities’ response time and ability to counter terrorist attacks.
In a brazen attempt at honesty, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D) of Hawaii went on Tucker Carlson tonight and declared the US was addicted to regime change and that we armed and funded Al Qaeda in Syria. In late 2016, Gabbard introduced the ‘Stop Funding Terrorist Act’ to Congress — but hardly anyone on the left […]
One day after a US spy plane had to take “evasive action” over the East China Sea after a Chinese fighter jet showed off its Top Gun skills and appeared 90 meters in front of the interloper, a US Navy patrol ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian vessel near the northern Arabian Gulf on […]
A groundbreaking March 2017 report from Slate revealed that newly released emails showed officials at the highest levels of the U.S. government were aware almost immediately that U.N. forces likely played a role in a cholera outbreak which may have killed tens of thousands. Multiple federal agencies, from national security officials to scientists on the front lines, shielded […]
Total Information Awareness was briefly implemented before being abandoned 14 years ago. Today the technical resources available are much more impressive, with the ability to have a fully automated process that can monitor, store, and recover billions of pieces of data in real time. It means that achieving continuous monitoring for everyone who resides in […]
Chinese authorities in the province of Xinjiang are forcing locals of the Uyghur Muslim minority to install an app on their phones that will allow the government to scan their device for “terrorist propaganda,” local media reports. In reality, the app creates MD5 hashes for the user’s files and matches them against a database of known […]
Any nation-state that meets these four requirements is fully exposed to a global loss of faith in its economy, debt, balance of payments and currency. There’s an entire sub-industry in journalism devoted to the idea that China is poised to replace the U.S. as the “global empire” / hegemon.
The motel is home to countless clowns, and the new owner must agree to keep the theme intact, even if they plan renovations. The motel is home to countless clowns, and the new owner must agree to keep the theme intact, even if they plan renovations.
Here’s a fact for you, internet truth-seekers: Snopes is seeking donations, claiming that the rumor-debunking website is in danger of shuttering because the site is essentially being held “hostage.” Snopes …