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Stephen Zunes – Hillary Clinton’s strident opposition to the International Criminal Court

Supporters of international law have expressed consternation that the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for president — like most of her potential Republican rivals — strongly supported the illegal U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Hillary Clinton’s support for the Bush administration’s request for war authorization effectively placed her in opposition to the United Nations Charter and the Nuremberg …

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Heather Digby Parton – Donald Trump’s despotic fantasies: Here’s what the world would look like if he were president

Back in August I wrote a piece here in Salon about Trump’s authoritarian tendencies and how it was a mistake for liberals to laugh too much about them. At the time, we were mostly concerned with his signature plan to deport over 11 million people and build his “big beautiful wall” with a “big beautiful door” and have Mexico pay for it. …

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Pentagon Deliberately Thwarting Efforts to Close Guantanamo

Reuters exposes ‘pattern’ of obstructionism that has prevented or delayed the transfer of cleared detainees President Obama’s repeated pledges to close the Guantánamo Bay detention center have been routinely and deliberately undermined by his own Department of Defense, according to a damning new investigation published on Monday. Citing numerous administration officials, Reuters exposed a “pattern” of bureaucratic obstacles imposed by the U.S. Pentagon which …

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Trends This Week – Celente on the latest GOP debate and his Trends 2016 retreat – 11.11.15

On Trends This Week, Gerald Celente, Publisher of the Trends Journal and Founder/Director of the Trends Research Institute discussed the international growing consensus to support his forecast of a coming global recession, including that of the OECD. He reviewed Tuesday’s Fox News sponsored GOP debate pointing out moderators asked questions based on misinformation, how the majority of the candidates support more war and how the debates themselves are a made-for-TV game show that lack real substance.
Luanne Pennesi, RN MS joined Celente to talk about the upcoming “Prepare for 2016” Trends retreat, January 10-16 with Celente and invited guests in Naples, Florida.

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Daniel Barker – Soda industry dying as Americans seek healthy beverages that don’t cause diabetes, obesity

Americans are finally waking up to the fact that drinking soda is an unhealthy practice. Sales of sugary, carbonated drinks have fallen dramatically in recent years, sending the soda industry into a panic. It may be bad news for Big Soda, but it’s good news for the rest of the populace. Sodas have long been one of the main contributors …

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Jeff Faux – Collateral Damage in Afghanistan: America’s Soul

On the night of October 3, 2015 an American attack helicopter bombed and strafed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. At least 22 medical staff and patients, including three children, were killed. Twenty-four are still missing. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights suggested it might be a war crime. On October 15, almost a year and a …

The Mark Riley Show – 10.14.15

– A night goes Clinton’s way, after months of difficulties. The media consensus is that she won the evening. Where have I heard this before?

– Who won and lost the Democratic debate? The Web has its say. Of course, who else but self appointed experts?

– Two officers shot: Wisconsin store liable for gun sale. This one could set a serious precedent. Imagine if gun stores all over the country had to deal with this.

– Prosecutor release report calling police shooting of 12 year old “objectively reasonable”. Say what? What the deuce does this mean?

– Just 158 families provided nearly half the early money for efforts to capture the White House. So what do you think these good people want for their money. Is it what you and I want? Or something different.

– Tax plans of GOP favor the rich despite populist talk. How do they manage to convince regular people that helping the rich helps them?

– Obama is rethinking pullout in Afghanistan, officials say. The reason given is to continue to fight the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. Why do I have a bad feeling about this?

– The Supreme Court hears a case today that could give corporations even more immunity from the law. What, they don’t have enough already?

– Schneiderman probes drugmaker over $750 a pop pill. You may have heard of this clown, the guy who jacked up the price of a pill from $13.50 to $750. He may live to regret his greed.