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Fort Hood A tragic reminder of the military’s mental health crisis

Fort Hood – A Tragic Reminder Of The Military’s Mental Health Crisis

Press TV: Ivan Lopez, the man US military officials say opened fire Wednesday at Fort Hood, Texas, killing three and wounding sixteen, reportedly suffered from depression and anxiety, and had trouble sleeping. Doctors prescribed him a number of drugs, and evaluated him for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. According to Secretary of the Army John McHugh, who spoke to the Senate Armed Services … [Read More...]

It's torture–but let's not call it that

Yes It’s Torture But Let’s Not Call It That!

Press TV: The Washington Post (3/31/14) got a big scoop on the massive Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into the CIA's Bush-era torture program. But they wouldn't call it. Under the headline "CIA Misled on Interrogation Program, Senate Report Says," reporters Greg Miller, Adam Goldman and Ellen Nakashima explain that the still-classified, 6,000-plus page report finds that the CIA … [Read More...]

CIA whistleblower and the torture report

CIA whistleblower and the torture report

Press TV: On April 3, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to declassify the executive summary and conclusions of a report detailing the CIA’s use of torture. When the Torture Report is finally released, after going through the CIA for redaction, it will undoubtedly confirm the 2007 revelations about CIA torture released by John Kiriakou, former CIA analyst and case officer. But Kiriakou … [Read More...]

US Society In Complete Denial Of The Real Horrors Of War

US Society In Complete Denial Of The Real Horrors Of War

Press TV: On Wednesday there was another shooting by a veteran at Fort Hood. We are a society in denial.  Denial about the horrors of war and its effects on a soldier, who was first a human being.  We send our young men and women into a war, and don’t want to acknowledge what we are asking of them.  We deny the reality of the horrors they witness or participate in.  And then we say when they … [Read More...]

UK Labour Is Part Of The Problem, And Certainly Not The Solution

UK Labour Is Part Of The Problem, And Certainly Not The Solution

Press TV: Every day the Guardian publishes accounts of desperate poverty and attacks on welfare provision. We know of the food banks, the plight of disabled people and the housing crisis that affects so many. We know of the propaganda to make the poorest people scapegoats for economic failure. We recognize the hypocrisy of Cameron's "moral mission". We know that housing support goes to rich … [Read More...]

BBC ignores Israel's killing of Palestinian kids

BBC ignores Israel’s killing of Palestinian kids

Press TV: Yousef al-Shawamrah, 14, was shot in the back and hip with live ammunition near his village of Deir al-Asal al-Fawqa, which sits alongside Israel’s separation barrier, on March 19. Shawamrah left home around 6:30 a.m. to forage for wild thistle, used in Palestinian cooking, along with two friends, 12-year-old Zahi and 17-year-old Muntaser. The boys planned to look for thistle in an … [Read More...]

Detroit bankruptcy judge considers $85 million payment to global banks

Detroit bankruptcy judge considers $85 million payment to global banks

By Thomas Gaist WSWS: US Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes heard arguments Thursday over a proposed payment by the city Detroit of $85 million to UBS and Bank of America. The money would go to terminate an interest rate swap deal entered by the city in 2005-06, which has already cost Detroit hundreds of millions. Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr had previously agreed to give the banks $285 million, … [Read More...]

Texas carries out lethal injection with drug from unidentified source

Texas carries out lethal injection with drug from unidentified source

By Kate Randall WSWS: The state of Texas executed Tommy Lynn Sells Thursday night using a version of the drug pentobarbital from an unnamed source. The US Supreme Court denied a request from Sells’ lawyers to block the execution on the grounds that Texas officials have refused to disclose details about the pentobarbital used in the lethal injection. Sells’ defense argued that execution with … [Read More...]

Presidential Rule by Deception Obama, the Master Con-Man

Presidential Rule by Deception: Obama, the Master Con-Man

By Stephen Lendman Global Research: Petras pulled no punches saying “(i)n an electoral system, run by and for a corporate oligarchy, deception and demagoguery are essential elements – entertaining the people while working for the wealthy.” Every US president does it. All congressional leaders. It’s “de rigueur” to pretend to be “everyman.” It persists while committing “war crimes worthy of … [Read More...]

The Most Despicable Man In Britain - Now Says Benefit Cheats Face Higher Fines And Losing Their Homes

The Most Despicable Man In Britain – Now Says Benefit Cheats Face Higher Fines And Losing Their Homes

By Tim Ross Telegraph: Iain Duncan Smith hails £50 billion of welfare savings but ministers plan a new crackdown on benefit cheats after £3.5billion was lost to fraud and error Welfare cheats will be forced to sell their homes and pay higher fines to reimburse taxpayers for the money they have wrongly claimed, under plans to tackle benefit fraud. Hundreds of thousands of pensioners who … [Read More...]

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Get ready to quit the EU now, Davis tells the Tories as he tears into Cameron and predicts UKIP will triumph at Euro elections

Former Tory chairman David Davis urged Government to open talks with Brussels about Britain quitting the EU Davis, who challenged Cameron for leadership in 2005, said PM has made a mess of winning back powers from the EU He said quitting the EU would be a 'revolution' and would spur jobs The senior politician could be positioning himself for another leadership bid should UKIP embarrass the … [Read More...]

Tony Blair ‘knew all about CIA secret kidnap programme’

War Criminal Tony Blair Knew All About CIA Secret Kidnap Programme

By Peter Foster Telegraph: Former British PM was 'fully briefed' on CIA's interrogation programme after Sept 11 attacks Tony Blair knew in detail about the CIA’s secret kidnap and interrogation programme after the September 11 attacks and was kept informed “every step of the way” by MI6, a security source has told The Telegraph. Mr Blair, the then prime minister, and Jack Straw, his … [Read More...]

Man Jailed for 15 Months for Getting Beat Up by Cop

Man Jailed for 15 Months for Getting Beat Up by Cop (Video)

Posted By Philip Hodges Last Resistance: Police must feel at ease lying, because they know that no one will question their report. They’ll lie even though they know their own dash cam videos are staring right at them. After all, there’s no reason to request the video footage when all the “evidence” the prosecutor and judge will need is right there in the report. And there’s nothing the … [Read More...]

Food Shortages To Create Havoc In Supply And Prices

Food Shortages To Create Havoc In Supply And Prices

By Ariella Brown Food Dive: It’s  been a tough start of the year for some in the food industry, particularly when looking at various external factors disrupting the supply chain. Global shortages of key ingredients have translated into higher prices for chocolate and coffee, while important growing regions like Mexico and Brazil have been hit by unfavorable weather. Local food suppliers … [Read More...]

More evidence of police corruption relating to Daniel Morgan case – Britain’s most notorious unsolved murder – mysteriously ‘missing’

More evidence of police corruption relating to Daniel Morgan case – Britain’s most notorious unsolved murder – mysteriously ‘missing’

By Tom Harper Independent: Evidence of police corruption relating to Britain’s most notorious unsolved murder mysteriously “disappeared” from Scotland Yard during the initial investigation, according to a leaked file. A police statement taken from an officer on the first inquiry into the brutal death of Daniel Morgan suggests the victim was about to blow the whistle on a case of “major police … [Read More...]

TEPCO relies on destitute alcoholics to clean up Fukushima; workers bathed in radioactive waste

TEPCO relies on destitute alcoholics to clean up Fukushima; workers bathed in radioactive waste

J. D. Heyes Natural News: Officials with the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) have shifted attention away from the energy producer's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in recent months, leaving a poorly trained, often unskilled and demoralized workforce to take care of the dangerous radiological cleanup there, multiple reports say. Meanwhile, as reported by The New York Times, TEPCO … [Read More...]

I Hate My Job, I Hate My Job, I Hate My Job — The Truth About Work

I Hate My Job, I Hate My Job, I Hate My Job — The Truth About Work

By Dawn Foster Alter Net: If you want a vision of the future, imagine a wage slave typing: "I hate my job. I hate my job. I hate my job," on a keyboard, for ever. That's what a Manhattan court typist is accused of doing, having been fired from his post two years ago, after jeopardising upwards of 30 trials, according to the New York Post. Many of the court transcripts were "complete gibberish" … [Read More...]

BDS Bill Gates slammed over links to Israel prison torture

BDS: Bill Gates slammed over links to Israel prison torture

Addameer & Palestinian BDS National Committee URUKNET: Palestinian human rights organisations have criticised Bill Gates after it emerged that his charitable foundation is heavily invested in G4S, a private security company that helps Israel run prisons at which Palestinian political prisoners are held without trial and subjected to torture. In an open letter to the Bill and Melinda … [Read More...]

US. Government Guilty of Martin Luther King’s Murder – The Corporate Media Covers it Up

US. Government Guilty of Martin Luther King’s Murder – The Corporate Media Covers it Up

By Carl Herman Global Research: Washington's Blog: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.” – Coretta Scott King, married to Martin for 15 years, worked to communicate the facts of his … [Read More...]

BBC wants you to pay TV licence fee even if you don’t own a set, as shows go on iPlayer for longer

BBC wants you to pay TV licence fee even if you don’t own a set, as shows go on iPlayer for longer

By Tim Ross Telegraph: BBC’s director-general looks to extend the £145.50 annual TV licence fee in response to iPlayer's growing popularity Householders could be required to pay the television licence fee even if they do not own a television, under proposals being discussed by the BBC. Lord Hall, the BBC’s director-general, wants to extend the £145.50 annual fee in response to the … [Read More...]

Michigan Cops to Track Cell Phone Calls with Military Hardware

Michigan Cops to Track Cell Phone Calls with Military Hardware

Oakland County police purchase device with Department of Homeland Security grant Kurt Nimmo Infowars,com: Police in Oakland County, Michigan, will soon use a Hailstorm device to track cell phone calls. The secret device is manufactured by Harris Corp., a Florida-based international telecommunications equipment company and military contractor. “It’s all very secretive and information … [Read More...]

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