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New Senate Bill Targets WikiLeaks, Russia, Independent Press and First Amendment

With the Russian meddling narrative serving as pretext, the U.S. Senate, embracing the “Pompeo Doctrine,” is moving to stifle and criminalize WikiLeaks and, by extension, any such “dangerous,” transparency-providing entities that threaten to cast doubt upon Washington’s “official stories.” (MPN) — The Senate Intelligence Committee is pushing Congress to label WikiLeaks a “non-state hostile intelligence service,” […]

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Shocking Drone Footage Shows Harvey’s ‘Unprecedented’ Devastation of Houston

(ZHE) — Based on the number of people affected, amount of water involved, and other factors, meteorologists have warned, there may be no parallel available to any other rainstorm in U.S. history. Mashable’s Andrew Freeman reports Tropical Storm Harvey has dropped more than 11 trillion gallons of water on Texas, triggering catastrophic, unprecedented flooding in the Houston area. The rains have […]

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“Surreal” Before and After Photos of Houston Underwater Are Going Viral

(ANTIMEDIA) — “This image and the forecast of what is still to fall…. This is surreal,” said Matthew Sitkowski, the senior editor at Weather Channel, who tweeted this photo of Houston’s East Loop at Market Street on the I-610. This image and the forecast of what is still to fall…. This is surreal. #HoustonFlood #Harvey pic.twitter.com/zK9WojsMAH — […]

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Presidential Pardon of Joe Arpaio During Hurricane Harvey Widely Condemned

(COMMONDREAMS) — Rights groups, immigration activists, legal experts, politicians, and others swiftly denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to pardon the notorious former sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was awaiting sentencing after being convicted of criminal contempt for violating a court order that mandated he and his deputies stop racially profiling Latinos in Maricopa County, Arizona. “Trump’s pardon of Arpaio […]

One Map With All the Countries the US Has Invaded Will Make You Question Everything

(ANTIMEDIA)  — For those who have ever wanted a clearer picture of the true reach of the United States military — both historically and currently — but shied away due to the sheer volume of research required to find an answer, a crew at the Independent just made things a whole lot simpler. Using data compiled by a Geography […]

Video: Cheerleader Cries for Help as Coach Forces Her to Do the Splits

(ANTIMEDIA)  Denver, CO — Several coaches and school administrators in Colorado have been placed on leave while Denver police investigate videos showing eight Denver East High School cheerleaders being forced into splits while crying out in pain. According to local NBC affiliate 9News, the videos were recorded on the phones of two team members and sent anonymously to the station this week, but the school […]

Charlottesville Taught Us That Americans Care More About Words Than Actions

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — Since when did words become more important than actions? People are rightly outraged that President Donald J. Trump took so long to condemn white supremacy and attempted to equate both the right and left before flip-flopping, eventually appearing to condone the neo-Nazi elements of America’s political landscape; he said there were “very fine people” on both sides. Even world […]

NYT Falsely Claims the US Opposed a Coup in Honduras That It Actually Supported

(FAIR) — The August 14 New York Times reported that the threat by Donald Trump to use the US military against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has brought together Latin American leaders, divided on other things, in opposition to US intervention.  Along the way, reporter Nicholas Casey cites a regional expert who says, “An often ugly history […]

Two US Soldiers Killed, Five Wounded in Iraq

(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Pentagon has confirmed two US soldiers were killed and five others wounded yesterday in “combat operations” in Iraq. Details of exactly what happened remain unclear, with the Pentagon not offering any formal details beyond “combat.” ISIS seems like they’d be a likely culprit, however, and they took credit, saying they’d fired on the […]

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For the Mainstream Media, Driving a Car Into a Crowd of Protesters Is a ‘Clash’

(FAIR) — The Washington Post, Boston Globe, AOL News, The Hill, BBC and Sky News UK all chose to frame the ramming of a car into anti-fascist protesters as “clashes.” The BBC’s breaking news tweet, “One dead amid clashes between US white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville,” is an extremely odd way to describe a person driving a car into a crowd of anti-fascist […]