NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09:  Muslim-American protester Sarah Bekheet marches during a large anti-war rally on April 9, 2011 in New York City. Thousands of protesters called for the U.S. to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a large Muslim contingent protested against war and Islamophobia.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Sarah Bekheet

Dr Gideon Polya – Australia’s Horrendous Abuse Of Aboriginal Children The Tip Of Massive Australian Child Abuse

The Australian ABC TV Four Corners program has revealed shocking CCTV images of mostly Aboriginal children being horrendously abused, assaulted and tortured  by prison guards in a juvenile detention centre in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT). Australia has been shocked.  The Coalition Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull set up a Royal Commission to investigate the matter but this  (a) involves the complicit …

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MATTHEW SHAER – The False Promise of DNA Testing

ne evening in november of 2002, Carol Batie was sitting on her living-room couch in Houston, flipping through channels on the television, when she happened to catch a teaser for an upcoming news segment on KHOU 11, the local CBS affiliate. She leapt to her feet. “I scared the kids, I was screaming so loud,” Batie told me recently. “I said, …

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Leid Stories – 12.08.15

Justice Department Probes Chicago Police, But for ‘Reform,’ Not Justice

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch yesterday announced a Justice Department probe of the Chicago Police Department’s “patterns and practices,” especially regarding its police officers’ use of force, use of lethal force and racial disparities in both. The DOJ investigation comes almost two weeks after Officer Jason Van Dyke was indicted on first-degree-murder charges for killing Laquan McDonald, 17, in a hail of 16 bullets on Oct. 20, 2014, and on the same day that Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez announced that there will be no indictment of Officer George Hernandez, who shot and killed Ronald Johnson, 25, eight days prior to the McDonald shooting. Leid Stories discusses the DOJ investigation.

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Jim Lobe – Neocons Launch 2016 Manifesto

A mostly neoconservative group of national-security analysts have published perhaps the first comprehensive outline of what they believe a Republican foreign policy should look like as of Inauguration Day 2017. It’s titled “Choosing to Lead: American Foreign Policy for a Disordered World.”Although it concedes that “there are limitations on American power,” according to the book’s “Forward” by former George W. Bush …

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Nick Pinto – Why Can’t We End Mass Incarceration?

On October 6th, news reports heralded a historic development: The world’s largest incarcerator, the United States of America, was about to make the largest one-time release of prisoners in its history. The U.S. Justice Department announced that it would be releasing some 6,000 inmates from federal prisons before the end of their original sentences. It’s the first wave of an …

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Gary G. Kohls – Collateral Damage From America’s De-Stabilizing, Endless, Post-911 “Wars on Terror”

“Show me bodies floating in water, play violins and show me skinny people looking sad. I still don’t care.” – Popular conservative Sun (a British daily newspaper) columnist Katie Hopkins, commenting on the homeless war refugees from war-torn Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc. who are fleeing their militarily de-stabilized and devastated countries after their homes and homelands had been reduced …

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Harry S. Dent Jr. – China’s government is absolutely lying about its economy

REUTERS/XihaoPeople look at a hand-made replica of a Lamborghini Reventon as they drive past it in Suqian, Jiangsu province August 30, 2012. Wang Jian, who worked at a garage for more than a decade, built the replica of a Lamborghini Reventon with a second-hand Nissan and Santana. I and a few brave experts such as Jim Chanos, Gordon Chang, and …