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The Pentagon Money Pit

By Dave Lindorff/ Counterpunch/ August 11, 2016

What if the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services were to report that $6.5 billion in spending by that federal agency was unaccounted for and untraceable? 1,236 more words

Politics

What Chelsea Manning Revealed

A caveat: this article (which is included below) was written in 2013 and her name is now Chelsea Manning, not Bradley. 

Chelsea revealed that: 141 more words

CounterPunch shows us the heart of Clinton's politics. It's not pretty.

Summary: The campaign lurches along as a sequence of surprises that hide more of the same. Neither party learns from their mistakes. The Democrats’ convention in Philadelphia show their use of smears and professionally-run spectacles to avoid meeting the challenge posed by Trump’s issues. 657 more words

Politics

Michelle-Melania Plagiarism: Tempest in a Posh Teacup

This graduation season, Michelle Obama gave a commencement speech for the City University of New York. The country’s largest urban public university, CUNY is historically dedicated to bolstering opportunities for people of modest backgrounds. 147 more words

Intersectionality

In the Shadow of Monsanto: GMO Regulation and the Right to Know - Colin Todhunter

The GMO agritech sector and food companies have spent tens of millions of dollars in the US to prevent the labelling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). 118 more words

Agriculture

Amazing Brexit: Identity and Class Politics

by Luciana Boihne writing in the US magazine Counterpuch

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/07/13/amazing-brexit-identity-and-class-politics/

From its inception in 1951 as the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), through its phase as the European Economic Community (EEC) formed in 1958, to the treaty known as the Single European Act of 1986, setting the birth of the European Union (EU) for 1992, the planners of the free-trade area in Europe knew that the consequences would be unemployment and migration—the result of curbing the power of unions, depressing wages, and removing the social safety net. 2,039 more words

Imperialism

Barbarism, Civilization, and Modern Politics

counterpunch is an online news site where I do most of my news reading.  I can’t stand reading from mainstream media these days, as it’s nearly all propaganda. 230 more words

Divergent Thinking