Police Provocations Continue, Ferguson Protests Remain Peaceful August 21, 2014
Militarized police vow to continue arresting journalists.
VIDEO: ‘They Just Killed Him’: New Video Betrays Police Depiction Of Fatal Shooting
Amid ongoing demonstrations in city of Ferguson, Mo. and national outrage over police violence against black community members, new evidence in Tuesday's shooting of man by St. Louis police.
The Double Identity Of An “Anti-Semitic” Commenter
A Jewish activist makes anti-Semitic comments on Common Dreams in an attempt to smearing the progressive website and to support Israel.
VIDEO: Police Raid Severely Burns Toddler And County Refuses To Cover Medical Bills
"Habersham County officials in Georgia said they will not pay for the medical expenses incurred by a 19-month-old who was badly burned by a flash grenade during a police raid.
Oklahoma Gets Hit With 20 Earthquakes In One Day, Fracking Suspected As Cause
One of the most researched human activities that could be causing the dramatic increase in earthquakes is fracking.
Pentagon: Hagel Could Stop Giving Military Gear To Cops
No Plans to Actually Do So, Officials Say.
Grand Jury To Decide On Ferguson Officer Charges
State prosecutors are wading through contradictory narratives as they decide which account to present.
US Changing No-Fly List Rules
The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.
‘This is the Story Of Power In This Country’: Ferguson, Institutionalized Racism And The Militarization Of Police
'They're willing to sacrifice the lives of the community members based on the actions of a few' — CCR Bertha Fellow Chauniqua Young
Missourians Fight ALEC Over Big Agriculture’s “Right to Farm”
Grassroots efforts will likely push a recount on an amendment to Missouri’s bill of rights that favors the interests of corporate agriculture.
Following Ferguson, Congress Revisits Its Own Role In Police Militarization
With U.S. police departments putting their military-grade hand-me-downs to use in places like Ferguson, Missouri, lawmakers are rethinking the laws that have made this possible.
Questions About Race, Profit Surround Private Youth Prisons August 20, 2014
Over 40 percent of Americans under 23 have been arrested. What kind of care or treatment do juveniles in the private prison system receive? And does race matter?
Myth #5: The Media’s Role Is To Be objective, Present Both Sides Equally
That’s all! To view all the Myths go back to Myth #4, Myth#3, Myth #2, and Myth #1. If you’re unable to view the image above, see text below. 5. MYTH: The media’s role is to be objective and non-biased, as well as provide both sides an equal voice FACT: The role of journalism in a democracy is inform the public and hold those in power accountable to essentially prevent the state from abusing its power. In the case of the Israeli Palestinian conflict, this is not an equal
1 In 6 Food Charities Could Close Down Soon, And 5 Other Disturbing Facts From A New Hunger Report
A revealing new report on the plight of America's hungry.
Mapping The Militarization Of America’s Police Force Since 2006
The alarming trend of police militarization; visualized.
Government Repeatedly Threatening Reporter Who Exposed Blackwater With Arrest
100,000 sign up to support New York Times reporter James Risen who is facing jail.
Arrest Over Twitter Parody Of Mayor Wasn’t “Unreasonable,” Peoria Says
"We took every step in accordance with the law," city's attorney says.
Journalists Among Dozens Arrested As Ferguson Protests Continue
Tear gas fly and gunshot victims reported as National Guard troops give backing to local enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri.
Human Rights Issues Emerge As Assange’s Health Deteriorates
Assange says he’s leaving Ecuador’s embassy in London “soon,” but not giving himself up to British authorities. WikiLeaks spokesman confirms Assange’s “bags are packed.”
Escalation: Obama Broadens War Goals
Informs Congress About Latest Round of Attacks.
Activists Block Israeli Cargo Ship From Entering Port Of Oakland
Thousands of pro-Palestinian activists have successfully blocked an Israeli ship that was scheduled to dock at the port of Oakland in California on Saturday.
After Two Years in Embassy, Assange Says He’s Leaving ‘Soon’
Embattled publisher of Wikileaks' confirms that he will make attempts to leave Ecuadorian Embassy in London.