Common Dreams – by Sarah Lazare

A Muslim woman wearing a shirt which read “Salam, I come in peace” was forcibly ejected from a Donald Trump rally Friday night as some supporters of the 2016 presidential candidate reportedly hurled Islamophobic epithets at her.

Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant, had attended the rally at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina with a small group of people who wore yellow stars with eight points, a reference to the markers Jews were forced to bear during the Holocaust. The symbols read “Muslim” and “Stop Islamophobia.”   Continue reading “Muslim Woman Ejected from Trump Rally as Crowd Hurls Epithets”

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

Despite Ammon Bundy’s best efforts to explain the motives of the militiamen who over the weekend seized control of a remote federal building in Oregon, it’s still not entirely clear why several dozen US citizens decided to occupy the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

WaPo is probably correct to say that there “are gun rights issues, religious overtones, broad strains of anti-government sentiment and even the tactics of the Occupy Wall Street movement” at play, but like the Occupy movement, those holed up in the snowy government outpost have yet to articulate a coherent set of grievances to justify their cause.   Continue reading ““It’s Time For You To Leave”: Oregon Sheriff Demands Militiamen “Peacefully” Depart”

Common Dreams – by Chris Hedges

The seizure of political and economic power by corporations is unassailable. Who funds and manages our elections? Who writes our legislation and laws? Who determines our defense policies and vast military expenditures? Who is in charge of the Department of the Interior? The Department of Homeland Security? Our intelligence agencies? The Department of Agriculture? The Food and Drug Administration? The Department of Labor? The Federal Reserve? The mass media? Our systems of entertainment? Our prisons and schools? Who determines our trade and environmental policies? Who imposes austerity on the public while enabling the looting of the U.S. Treasury and the tax boycott by Wall Street? Who criminalizes dissent?   Continue reading “The Illusion of Freedom”

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

Earlier this year, Wal-Mart had some “plumbing” problems.

As regular readers might recall, the retailer shuttered five geographically distinct locations across the country citing intractable and persistent “clogs and leaks.”    Continue reading “WalMart Works With FBI, MIC To Spy On “Problem” Employees”

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

On Saturday, the day after the massacre in France which turned the streets of Paris into a warzone and left some 130 civilians dead, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had a message for the West.

While condemning the attacks and branding the perpetrators “savages”, he was also quick to note that Syria has been dealing with this brand of terrorism for nearly five years straight. In what amounted to an “I told you so” moment, Assad also said the following: “We said, don’t take what is happening in Syria lightly. Unfortunately, European officials did not listen.”    Continue reading ““There’s No Such Thing As ISIS”: Journalist Destroys West’s Terror Narrative, Warns Of Crackdown On “Dissidents””

The Economic Collapse – by Michael Snyder

Charlie Sheen’s announcement that he is HIV positive has created a huge uproar as critics attack him from every direction, but the truth is that Charlie Sheen is simply a reflection of our society as a whole.  You see, the truth is that it isn’t just big Hollywood stars that are engaged in insanely risky sexual behavior.  According to the CDC, there are 110 million cases of sexually-transmitted disease in America today, and another 20 million STD cases are added to that total every year.  The United States has the highest STD infection rate in the entire industrialized world, and more than half of all Americans will have a sexually-transmitted disease at some point during their lives.  Approximately one out of every four teen girls in the U.S. has at least one sexually transmitted disease, and our nation spends $16,000,000,000 a year treating STDs.  So go ahead and point a finger at Charlie Sheen if you want, but just remember that he is only a very small part of a raging national epidemic.   Continue reading “America Is Charlie Sheen: CDC “Alarmed” At 20 Million New STD Cases Spike”

Common Dreams – by Abby Zimet

Convincingly arguing they’ve lost enough of their lives and limbs and peace of mind to earn the right to seek relief from their ensuing pain – physical or psychological – however they damn choose, veterans and their advocates are increasingly demanding freedom from toxic, addictive, often-calamitous prescription meds and access to medical weed. Several national protests this week around Veterans Day culminated in a march on Washington, D.C., where  protesting veterans dumped a mountain of pill bottles in front of the White House to make their harrowing point. “Here’s what the over-medication of our veterans looks like,” one declared. “We don’t want it.”   Continue reading “Weed For Warriors”