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Former CIA director, Cabinet member Schlesinger dies at 85

Former CIA director, Cabinet member Schlesinger dies at 85 | News in english | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - James Schlesinger, who served three U.S. presidents, Republican and Democrat alike, in the top posts at the Central Intelligence Agency, Pentagon and Energy Department in the 1970s,
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US retailers' donation to Bangladesh fund 'paltry'

US retailers' donation to Bangladesh fund 'paltry' | News in english | Scoop.it
Walmart criticised for joining other retailers to donate $2.2m to a compensation fund after Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh
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Secret Ops Revealed: The U.S. Military Averages More Than a Mission a Day in Africa

Secret Ops Revealed: The U.S. Military Averages More Than a Mission a Day in Africa | News in english | Scoop.it
Documents show the blinding pace in 2013 and more of same in 2014
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Obama White House Operatives Plumping for Hillary Clinton over Joe Biden (TYT)

Obama White House Operatives Plumping for Hillary Clinton over Joe Biden (TYT) | News in english | Scoop.it
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How “Extreme Levels” of Roundup in Food Became the Industry Norm » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

How “Extreme Levels” of Roundup in Food Became the Industry Norm » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | News in english | Scoop.it
How “Extreme Levels” of Roundup in Food Became the Industry Norm
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Nuclear Kingdom: Saudi Arabia's Atomic Ambitions

Nuclear Kingdom: Saudi Arabia's Atomic Ambitions | News in english | Scoop.it
Although Iran's nuclear potential will likely dominate talks between President Obama and King Abdullah on March 29, Riyadh's own nuclear plans should also be part of the discussion.
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On The Breadline: Palestinians wait in endless queues to enter Jerusalem to work - YouTube

It's ritual humiliation in Ramallah say Palestinians, as people queue for hours to get to work across the border in Jerusalem. Israeli officials say the back...
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Petitions with 100,000+ Signatures Call for Snowden's Passport to be Reinstated - YouTube

After President Obama announced a proposal to end bulk metadata collection, Snowden supporters call on the government to reinstate his American passport and ...
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Huge march protests Albuquerque police murder of James Boyd

Huge march protests Albuquerque police murder of James Boyd | News in english | Scoop.it
Brutal police murder in Albuquerque sparks an outraged demonstration “by far the largest of its kind in Albuquerque in recent memory”
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3 Things That Have to Happen Before Robot Soldiers Hit the Battlefield

3 Things That Have to Happen Before Robot Soldiers Hit the Battlefield | News in english | Scoop.it
Rumors of Terminator-style soldiers have been greatly exaggerated. By Patrick Tucker
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Massachusetts declares heroin emergency, looks to anti-overdose drug

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Thursday declared a public health emergency over rising heroin and opioid addiction in the state, and announced measures to make overdose reversal
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Why Are African Countries Buying All These High-Tech Jet Fighters?

Why Are African Countries Buying All These High-Tech Jet Fighters? | News in english | Scoop.it
Governments from Uganda to Angola are investing billions in state-of-the-art combat aircraft—and it’s not clear why
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Israel Guilty of Apartheid, Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians: UN Rapporteur

Israel Guilty of Apartheid, Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians:  UN Rapporteur | News in english | Scoop.it
(By César Chelala) Richard Falk, United Nations rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories accused Israel last week of &helip;
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Casting Sunlight on Secret Government and Its Contractors » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Casting Sunlight on Secret Government and Its Contractors » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | News in english | Scoop.it
Casting Sunlight on Secret Government and Its Contractors
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Robert Reich: Billionaires are Poisoning American Democracy

Robert Reich: Billionaires are Poisoning American Democracy | News in english | Scoop.it
With the Koch brother's ascendancy, the U.S. is quickly moving toward an oligarchy.
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NY Times should apologize for publishing Palestinians 'have avowed as their goal the killing of all Jews'

NY Times should apologize for publishing Palestinians 'have avowed as their goal the killing of all Jews' | News in english | Scoop.it
I have sent the “open letter” below to Margaret Sullivan, the Public Editor of The New York Times.  It supports James North’s contention (as stated in this post) that The New York Times must apolog...
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The Iraq War's Real Legacy - YouTube

Though President Obama attempts to justify Iraq's invasion, Iraqi civilians and Iraq war veterans share their stories on the lasting environmental, social, a...
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US government requests for Google user data jump 120% since 2009

US government requests for Google user data jump 120% since 2009 | News in english | Scoop.it
Google's latest transparency report shows US authorities made more than 10,000 data requests in last six months of 2013 – more than any other country
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Madrid's Mayor Wants to Ban City Center Protests

Madrid's Mayor Wants to Ban City Center Protests | News in english | Scoop.it
Ana Botella says demonstrations like the ones over the weekend are a detriment to the city's image.
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