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The Grand American Tradition of Violent White Supremacy

 By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan for Democracy Now! Another U.S. shooting spree has left bullet-riddled bodies in its wake, and refocused attention on violent, right-wing extremists. Frazier Glenn Miller, a former leader of a wing of the Ku Klux Klan, is accused of killing three people outside two Jewish community centers outside Kansas City, Kan. As he was hauled away in a police car, he shouted “Heil H ...

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War Tax Resisters Mark April 15 with Call to Stop Military Spending

Millions of Americans are rushing to file their federal and state taxes today by the midnight deadline. But others are using the day to protest the use of tax dollars to fund war. The War Resisters League estimates at least 45 percent of the 2015 federal budget would be used for current and past military expenses, as well as interest on the national debt, some 80 percent of which stems from military spendin ...

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NSA Reports Lead 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Today, U.S. journalism’s highest honor, the Pulitzer Prizes, paid tribute to the The Guardian US and The Washington Post, both of which shocked the world with their coverage of the National Security Agency’s surveillance state, based on thousands of documents shared with them by whistleblower Edward Snowden. This page features selected interviews from our related coverage on Democracy Now!. The prestigious ...

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The Iranian Nuclear Weapons Programme That Wasn’t

By Gareth Porter for IPS WASHINGTON, Apr 12 2014 (IPS) - When U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen M. Ortiz unsealed the indictment of a Chinese citizen in the UK for violating the embargo against Iran, she made what appeared to be a new U.S. accusation of an Iran nuclear weapons programme. The press release on the indictment announced that between in November 2005 and 2012, Sihai Cheng had supplied parts ...

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Barbara Lee: Bring Our Troops Home

Why are the troops STILL there? After trillions spent, thousands of lives lost, and hundreds of thousands of physical and mental injuries, it's time to end the war in Afghanistan. Barbara is one of the only voices speaking out against the war that she alone opposed in September 2001. The article below ran in today's USA Today. Help Barbara make sure more people see this important piece and help her end the ...

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The Commons: People power beyond the state

The activist and author David Bollier tells Deutsche Welle why what he calls the Commons will change the way we live our lives and our system of politics. DW: Can you define in a nutshell what you mean by the Commons? David Bollier: The Commons is a system for managing shared resources or a system of governance when a community decides they want to manage a shared resource for the collective benefit outside ...

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Call Centers in Mexico Hiring Deportees

By Emiko Nagano.- American corporations are now moving their call centers for customer service and technical support to Mexico. The benefit is not just cheap labor and the same time zone. Unlike the past call centers in India and Philippines where bad telephone connections and deciphering their accent were simply annoying, the new operators speak American English, and that because they grew up in the US, ma ...

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U.N. Committee Criticizes U.S. Record on Human Rights

News from Democracy Now! The U.N. Human Rights Committee has issued a wide-ranging report criticizing the human rights record of the United States. The report assessed U.S. compliance with a key human rights treaty and found it lacking in more than two dozen areas. Issues of concern included the Obama administration’s drone program, National Security Agency spying, the death penalty, detention of homeless p ...

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Barack Obama: The Least Transparent President in History

“My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.” So wrote President Barack Obama, back on Jan. 29, 2009, just days into his presidency. “Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.” Now, six years into the Obama administration, his promise of “a new era of open Government” seems just another grand promise, cynic ...

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Obama Chides Russia on “Brute Force,” Rejects Iraq War Criticism

Democracy Now! President Obama continues an overseas tour in Italy today where he’s meeting with Pope Francis for the first time. Wrapping up a visit to Brussels, Obama delivered an address criticizing Russia for annexing Crimea and using what he called "brute force." President Obama: "Of course, Ukraine is not a member of NATO, in part because of its close and complex history with Russia. Nor will Russia b ...

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