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Philippine War on Drugs a Cover for President Duterte's Fascism?

6 hours 25 min ago
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is waging an all-out war on drugs and drug addicts, with as many as 12,000 killed since it started in mid 2016. With backing from the Trump administration, Duterte is also using this war to crack down on leftist rebels and other critics

Israeli Strikes in Egypt Kept Secret for Years

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 16:02
Over a hundred bombings and invasions did not weaken ISIS in Sinai

Police Union Keeps Audit Secret Despite Allegations of Massive Overtime Fraud

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 14:02
City officials say they cannot release a long awaited audit of officer's overtime pay due to a lawsuit filed by the police union still pending in federal court

South Africa: Criminality and Deep Rot in the ANC Will Continue Under New President Ramaphosa (2/2)

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 13:02
When Cyril Ramaphosa talk about corruption he is duplicitous, since he was a part of the ANC leadership for decades, aiding and abetting in the very criminality, he now pledges to eradicate, says Vishwas Satgar of Wits University. Watch part 1

Potomac Pipeline Would Be 'Another Contradiction' From Larry Hogan

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 09:02
Republican Governor Larry Hogan, who signed a state-wide fracking ban last year, has yet to deny the permit for a pipeline that would transport fracked gas under the Potomac River-and time is running out

Brother of Crooked Cop Says He Knows Who Killed Detective Suiter

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 17:02
As the new police commissioner names an outside investigator to look into death of Det. Sean Suiter, Det. Daniel Hersl's brother says he knows the answer

Will Democrats Vote to Save Lives?

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 17:02
A bill to create safe consumption spaces for drug users is on the agenda in Maryland, but will a blue state that has beaten back progressive ideas in the past embrace a strategy advocates say will save lives and money by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

Guns, Toxic Masculinity, and the Alt-Right

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 06:02
The FBI has confirmed it failed to act on a tip about Nikolas Cruz, the confessed shooter in the Florida high school massacre. Author David Neiwert says the shooting underscores the dangerous combination of toxic masculinity, guns, and radicalized scapegoating

The Free Market Threat to Democracy

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:02
Democratic institutions are not under stress--they're under aggressive attack, as unconstrained financial greed overrides democratic decisions, says economist John Weeks

Zuma's Catastrophic Presidency Ends in Forced Resignation

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:02
South African President Jacob Zuma resigned under intense pressure from his political party, the ANC, which ordered him to step down or face a no-confidence vote. Zuma has had a disastrous effect on South Africa's nascent democracy, but a surging countermovement gives reason for hope, says Vishwas Satgar of Wits University

Netanyahu Could Fall for Corruption, Not War Crimes

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:02
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is in jeopardy, but his most serious crimes have nothing to do with the corruption charges that he may face, says Shir Hever

Charter School Principal: No Evidence Privatization Is Better For Students

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:02
Pushing back against the national wave of school privatization, Baltimore principal Matt Hornbeck says equitable funding and high-quality teachers are the keys to educational excellence

Max Blumenthal in Gaza: Netanyahu Faces Scandal, Palestinians a Crisis

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:02
Reporting from the Gaza Strip, journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal says Netanyahu's domestic corruption case has not even registered to a besieged Palestinian population under Israeli blockade

Trump's Infrastructure Fantasy a Gift to His Donors

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:02
The Trump plan promotes the mythology of private sector efficiency and creates private sector monopolies. The danger is that this allows monopolies to charge a substantially more than what public goods such as water, roads and railways actually cost

Trump's Budget and Infrastructure Plans Threaten Environment

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 14:02
Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune says that both proposals will create more pollution and exacerbate climate change, serving fossil fuel donors' interests at the expense of the environment

Trump's Budget Declares War on Forgotten America

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 14:02
Across the country, legislators and advocates say President Trump's budget and infrastructure plans would siphon resources and wealth off the needy to benefit the wealthy

City Council Committee Advances Styrofoam Ban, But Delays Implementation

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:02
A Baltimore City Council committee unanimously voted to advance a proposed ban on Styrofoam food containers, but drastically lengthened the timeline for implementation from 90 days to 18 months, as activists anxiously await the full council's decision

MD Appeals Court Targets Prosecutorial Misconduct in Investigation of Black Police Chief

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:02
Maryland's court of special appeals focused on the role of a defendant in a discrimination lawsuit who provided leads in an investigation that lead to the indictment of Pocomoke's 1st black police chief Kelvin Sewell by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

West Virginia Woman Removed From Legislature After Exposing Fossil Fuel Contributions to Lawmakers

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:02
A woman drove 100 miles to West Virginia's state capitol to testify against invasive drilling legislation, but was pulled off the House floor for highlighting how fossil fuel money corrupts politics, Ben Norton reports.

Leftist Hopeful's Lead Signals Upheaval for Mexico

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:02
Leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador enjoys a double-digit lead in Mexico's presidential race despite an active smear campaign against him. A tactical alliance between divided leftist groups might still be possible, says John Ackerman