Stiffing US Taxpayers on ‘Grand Scale,’ Fortune 500 Holding $2.6 Trillion Offshore

“As Congress considers proposals to institute a near zero percent tax rate on profits booked offshore by multinational corporations, the findings in this report should give policymakers pause.” Source:  Common Dreams/Jake Johnson As President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress intensify their push for massive corporate tax cuts that critics have said would encourage businesses to Read more »

How the Nazis Used Jim Crow Laws as the Model for Their Race Laws

Bill Moyers in conversation with author James Whitman about his new book “Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law Source:  Moyers & Company/Bill Moyers To get to the core of race in America today, read this new book by James Whitman. Whitman is the Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Read more »

Iranian President: ‘Entire World Will Condemn America’ if Trump Kills Nuclear Deal

“We have achieved benefits that are irreversible. Nobody can roll them back, neither Trump nor 10 other Trumps.” Source:  Common Dreams/Jake Johnson Amid reports that President Donald Trump is planning to decertify the Iran nuclear accord sometime this coming week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Saturday that any attempt to undermine the deal will earn the United States Read more »

New Bill Will Show Which Lawmakers Support ‘Indiscriminate Bombings of Schools, Marketplaces, Hospitals’

Bipartisan resolution calls for U.S. military to stop aiding Saudi-led coalition’s bombing campaign in Yemen Source:  Common Dreams/Andrea Germanos As the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen continues to deepen, with the number of cholera cases on track to hit one million by year’s end, a new bipartisan bill aims to stop the U.S. from fueling Saudi Arabia’s assault on the impoverished Read more »

As Wall Street Vultures Circle, Demands for Immediate Puerto Rico Debt Relief

“Washington must abandon its austerity agenda and support the removal of all manmade obstacles to Puerto Rico’s recovery and reconstruction.” Source:  Common Dreams/Jessica Corbett While Wall Street vultures circle amid an ongoing humanitarian crisis and try to entice Puerto Rico with “relief” offers in the form of more debt, advocates for economic justice are demanding immediate debt relief and federal stimulus Read more »

Facebook fined 1.2 million euros by Spanish data watchdog

Source:  Reuters Facebook has been fined 1.2 million euros ($1.4 million) for allegedly collecting personal information from users in Spain that could then be used for advertising, the national data protection watchdog said on Monday. The fine stemmed from an investigation into the social network company conducted alongside similar probes in Belgium, France, Germany and the Read more »

CNN Caught Creating Fake News Again: Adding Words To Syrian Witness’ Statement To Fit Western Narrative

Source:  ActivistPost/Brandon Turbeville Although the entirety of the Western corporate media machine is worthy of the name “Fake News,” CNN has become the standard bearer of the title. It seems that the organization is doing everything in its power to earn its position as the tip of the spear in the army of “fake news.” Read more »

Israel’s Giving ISIS An Air Force

Source:  American Herald Tribune An aspect of the conflict in Syria that has not received the attention it undoubtedly deserves, has been the role of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) in acting as the de facto air force of Daesh [ISIS] and sundry other Salafi-jihadi and rebel groups fighting in the country. Evidence of 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 »

As Yemen Cholera Cases Reach 500,000, US and UK Condemned for Complicity

The epidemic is a “man-made disaster driven by national and international politics,” said Oxfam’s Katy Wright Source:  Common Dreams/Jake Johnson   The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced that the number of cholera cases in Yemen had reached 500,000. The WHO also noted that around 5,000 people are being infected with cholera daily, “and nearly 2,000 people Read more »