Ottawa sharing info with U.S. Homeland Security on all Americans entering Canada

Source:  CBC News/Jim Bronskill Canada’s border agency has quietly begun sharing information with U.S. Homeland Security about the thousands of American citizens who cross into Canada each day. Before long, Washington is expected to provide Ottawa with similar information about Canadians entering the United States. The exchanges are intended to bolster security and help enforce 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 »

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 »

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 »

Media Silent as Saudi Arabia Does to Itself What Assad Was Accused of Doing in Syria

Source:  AntiMedia/ Darius Shahtahmasebi The Western world was outraged when Syrian troops allegedly opened fire on anti-regime protesters in 2011, aggression that arguably provided the ignition to kick start the years-long Syrian conflict. To some extent, the world also watched in horror as the Syrian and Russian militaries pounded Aleppo into the ground last year while the media routinely Read more »

UN racism committee issues ‘warning’ over US tensions

Source:  Yahoo News/AFP Geneva (AFP) – A UN committee tasked with combatting racism has issued a formal “early warning” over conditions in the United States, a rare move often used to signal the potential of a looming civil conflict. The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said it had invoked its “early Read more »

Trump’s Pentagon to Spend Nearly $500 Million on Gitmo Construction

Source:  Anti Media/Jason Ditz While President Trump is still trying to sort out exactly how to word his executive order, but the plan is clearly to expand the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and start throwing more detainees into the facility. The Pentagon’s planning ahead on picking up spending at the site. The Pentagon envisions some Read more »

38 out of 60 shampoos found to contain harmful manufacturing solvent in tests by Hong Kong consumer watchdog

Consumer Council says more than half of samples tested positive for 1,4-dioxane, an ether US authorities say could affect the liver and kidneys in the long term Source:  SCMP/Raymond Yeung Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has found 38 out of 60 shampoo samples it tested contained a harmful solvent used in manufacturing, with seven exceeding the Read more »