Salma Hayek: Harvey Weinstein Threatened to Kill Me When I Refused Him

(ANTIMEDIA) — In a New York Times op-ed titled “Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too,” Salma Hayek shared shocking details of her interactions with disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein during the making of the 2002 film Frida. In the op-ed, published Wednesday, Hayek revealed her experiences with Weinstein, including numerous sexual demands from the ousted producer. For example, she claimed Weinstein wanted to […]

US Stealth Fighters Fire Warning Flares at Russian Jets as They Nearly Collide Over Syria

(ZHE) — On Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported an “Incident” had taken place involving USAF F-22 jets over Syria, which according to the Russians, “actively prevented the Russian pair of Su-25 attack aircraft from carrying out a combat mission to destroy the Daesh stronghold in the suburbs of the city of Mayadin in the airspace over the western […]

Young Turks Reporter Fired Over Sexual Allegations Sues Huffington Post for $23.5M

(SP) — Former Young Turks reporter Jordan Chariton filed a defamation and libel lawsuit against Huffington Post and its owner, Oath, over a contributor posting that publicized sexual allegations against him. The post was taken down by editors but not immediately removed from Google’s indexing for news websites. It ultimately led to the Young Turks firing Chariton […]

US Never Stopped Torturing People at Guantanamo Bay, Warns UN Expert

(ANTIWAR.COM) — UN special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer has issued a new statement on Wednesday claiming information that Gitmo detainee Ammar al-Baluchi continues to be subjected to torture by US forces, including treatments banned under international law. Baluchi is being accused of having “facilitated” 9/11, and worked as a courier for Osama bin Laden. During his detention at […]

Leaked FBI Texts Reveal ‘Insurance Policy’ to Prevent Trump Presidency

(ZHE) — The lead FBI official at the heart of the rapidly unraveling Trump-Russia probe sent a text message to his FBI mistress last year which discusses some sort of ‘insurance policy’ against Donald Trump becoming president. “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office – that there’s no way he [Trump] gets […]

Veterinarians Pushing Feds to Allow Research on Cannabis for Pets

(ANTIMEDIA) — American doctors, veterans, and even one child have lobbied the federal government to legalize cannabis for medicinal uses. Now, veterinarians are pushing Washington to reschedule the plant so they can conduct studies on the effectiveness of non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) in treating ailments in dogs and other pets. It has long been reported that the federal government’s insistence on keeping […]

Prophecies and Politics: How US Evangelical Christians Pushed for Jerusalem Move

Religious conservative groups have lobbied for policy relocating US embassy to Jerusalem from biblical standpoint. (MEE) — God is not a real estate agent, the former bishop of Jerusalem said in response to US evangelical support for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Evangelical advocacy for Israel is a political position rooted in theology, experts say. […]

NRA Silent as States, Feds Ban Gun Sales to Medical Marijuana Patients

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — The National Rifle Association (NRA), which fancies itself a champion of the Second Amendment and gun rights, is nowhere to be found as state governments are moving to confiscate firearms from medical marijuana patients. Police in Honolulu, Hawaii, recently sent out a letter to 30 medical cannabis patients warning them they had 30 days to hand […]

US State Dept Spends $1 Million Funding Venezuela Opposition

(ANTIWAR.COM)  — U.S. officials seem to be pretty much unanimous on the need to meddle in Venezuela’s seemingly endless government crises. Yet a very core difference in how to approach this is leading to considerable dispute over the State Department’s latest program. State is paying some $900,000 to the Atlantic Council to “promote non-violent conflict resolution” […]

Hurricane Maria’s Actual Death Toll in Puerto Rico Likely in the Thousands: Report

In the weeks after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island, the mortality rate has risen sharply over previous years. (COMMONDREAMS) — Trump critics drew attention to a New York Times report on Saturday regarding the estimated death toll in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria, which left the island devastated after making landfall in September. While the official […]

Disney Executive Arrested, Charged With Three Counts of Child Sex Abuse

(ZHE) In the latest case of Hollywood’s spiralling sexual abuse scandal, Variety reports that a veteran 58-year-old Disney executive has been charged with three felony counts of child sexual abuse. Jon Heely, the longtime director of music publishing at Disney, was arrested nearly a month ago and charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a […]

The Mainstream Media Suffered its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages Yesterday

(INTERCEPT) Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation’s largest and most […]

Severe Abuse of Taser Use in US Jails May Amount to Torture: UN Experts

“When you use a tool like this on an incapacitated person, to me it certainly amounts to cruel and degrading treatment,” said special rapporteur Nilz Melzer. (COMMONDREAMS) — United Nations experts had a damning assessment of taser use in U.S. jails, saying footage they viewed revealed the need for investigations and in some cases showed abusive use of the […]