Nobel Prize Winners Name Trump and His ‘Ignorance’ as Top Threats to World Population

Laureates have grave concerns about Trump’s anti-science agenda as well as his recent rhetoric on nuclear war Source:  Common Dreams/Julia Conley Along with nuclear war and climate change, President Donald Trump has made the list of what Nobel Laureates consider to be major risks to the world population. In a survey of 50 Nobel Prize Read more »

#PayUpCorps Campaign Highlights All Nation Could Do If Corporations Paid Their Fair Share

“We could have free higher education, universal healthcare, and decent infrastructure…or we could keep giving corporations tax breaks.” source:  Common Dreams/Julia Conley A progressive think tank was joined by hundreds of supporters Thursday in a Twitter campaign demanding that corporations pay a fair tax rate. A day after President Donald Trump touted his “scam” tax proposal, the Read more »

How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti and Built Six Homes

Even as the group has publicly celebrated its work, insider accounts detail a string of failures Source:  Propublica/Justin Elliott-NPR/Laura Sullivan THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF CAMPECHE sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goats rustle in trash that goes forever uncollected. Children kick a deflated volleyball in a dusty lot below a wall with a hand-painted Read more »

U.S. Airstrikes Are Wiping Out Entire Families in Yemen and Syria

Source: Antimedia/Darius Shahtahmasebi   The United States is killing entire families in Raqqa, Syria, and enabling Saudi Arabia to do the same in Yemen. In June of this year, the U.S. led a campaign to retake the city of Raqqa from ISIS fighters while the Russian and Syrian militaries were also attempting to do the same thing. Read more »

‘Miracle’ weed killer that was supposed to save farms is killing them instead

Controversial herbicide dicamba found to poison crops as well as pigweed chemical was intended to root out Source:  independent/Caitlin Dewey Clay Mayes slams on the brakes of his Chevy Silverado and jumps out with the engine running, yelling at a dogwood by the side of the dirt road as if it said something insulting. Its leaves curl Read more »

Russia Slowly but Surely Putting an End to the American Empire

Source:  The Shahtahmasebi Over the past few weeks, some dramatic stories and a potential nuclear war have taken the media’s attention away from the non-story that is the Russiagate-election scandal. But as attention veers away from the Russian hacking narrative, why are genuine stories regarding Russia’s actual influence in the world almost completely ignored? Russia is slowly but surely nabbing Read more »

Sessions Helped Fill Alabama’s Overcrowded Prisons—Now He’s in Charge of Investigating Them

Source:  Rewire/Sofia Resnick August 30, 2017 Believing what the state needs is serious prison reform, some are skeptical of how deep this Department of Justice’s investigation will delve, and what reforms it will (or won’t) recommend. After three years and five dead plaintiffs, an Alabama federal court recently found that the state has been subjecting Read more »

Postal workers charged with taking bribes to deliver drugs

Source:  AP/Kate Brumback ATLANTA — Sixteen postal workers in Atlanta and the surrounding area accepted bribes to deliver packages of cocaine, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. In exchange for bribery payments, the postal workers provided special addresses where the drugs could be shipped and then intercepted the packages and delivered them to a person they believed Read more »

Bronx pastor almost arrested after buying Apple laptop off Amazon that had company’s sensitive software on it: lawsuit

Source: Bekiempis He bought a bad Apple. Bronx pastor Tyrone Holmes thought he’d purchased a new MacBook on Amazon, but instead, he was sent a laptop that previously belonged to a secretive oil pump company. The company asked the NYPD to get the computer back, and the police warned he would be placed under Read more »

German prosecutors believe nurse killed at least 86 patients

Source:  abcnews/Geir Moulson/AP A male nurse who was convicted of killing patients in Germany with overdoses of heart medication is now believed to have killed at least 86 people — and the true scale of the killings could be even larger, investigators said Monday. Many of the deaths could have been prevented if health authorities had acted Read more »