David Cameron Takes UK Election

In Surprise Lurch to the Right, David Cameron Takes UK Election
Scottish Nationalist Party makes surprising gains

New York state police handcuff and shackle ‘combative’ five-year-old

Nonviolence for Whom?
If violence isn’t the answer, somebody should tell the police.

We’re citizens, not subjects. We have the right to criticize government without fear
When freedom of information and transparency are stifled, then bad decisions are often made and heartbreaking tragedies occur – too often on a breathtaking scale that can leave societies wondering: how did this happen? Think about the recent debates on torture, assassination by unmanned aircraft, secret warrants and detentions, intelligence and surveillance courts, military commissions, immigration detention centers and the conduct of modern warfare. These policies affect millions of people around the world every day and can affect anyone – wives, children, fathers, aunts, boyfriends, cousins, friends, employees, bosses, clergy and even career politicians – at any time. It is time that we bring a health dose of sunlight to them.

Iran to send aid ship to Yemen: State media
The Iranian vessel is expected to leave on Saturday and take about 10 days to reach Yemen.

Syrian army, Hezbollah seize 5 strategic hills in Qalamoun

Turkey confirms pact with Saudi to help anti-Assad rebels

Turkey troops to intervene in Syria crisis soon: Opposition

Gifting Russia ‘Free-Market’ Extremism
Official Washington’s Putin-bashing knows no bounds as the Russian president’s understandable complaints about U.S. triumphalism and NATO expansion, after the Soviet collapse in the 1990s, are dismissed as signs of his “paranoia” and “revisionism,” writes Robert Parry.

Russia: EU Does Not Want Ukraine Truce To Hold
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused “someone in the European Union” of trying to ensure that a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine fails.

Russia is Acting Like a Country Preparing For War

70 Years On: The Real Story Behind the Defeat of the Nazis
The Soviet Union resisted, fought back and eventually won the war, at a gigantic human and material cost with up to 27 million deaths.

Sailing And Sinking The RMS Lusitania
A Century Of Lying America Into War

DOJ to Investigate Pattern of Racist Policing in Baltimore
Though welcomed, rights advocates question whether prosecutions or probes will have meaningful impact on systemic discrimination in Baltimore and other U.S. cities

The Baltimore Show
The “Thugs” and “Savages” Who Didn’t Know How to Loot

White and Black and Blue: In 49 of 50 Cities, Cops Whiter Than The Communities They “Serve”

NSA Phone Surveillance Illegal, Federal Court Rules
‘This decision is a resounding victory for the rule of law.’

Appeals Court: ‘Staggering’ NSA Surveillance Illegal, Can Continue Anyhow
Patriot Act Doesn’t Allow Unchecked Surveillance

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