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Chris Hedges – Waiting for the Barbarians

We await the crisis. It could be economic. It could be a terrorist attack within the United States. It could be widespread devastation caused by global warming. It could be nationwide unrest as the death spiral of the American empire intensifies. It could be another defeat in our endless and futile wars. The crisis is coming. And when it arrives …

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Almost No Children In France Are Medicated For ADHD: This Is How They Define & Treat It

The French do not recognize ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) rejecting the idea that medicines that are usually prescribed for the condition are at all helpful. Another difference is that the French tend not to raise their children on the additive-laced food that parents in the U.S so, coincidence? These two very different cultures have different ADHD levels in children, …

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Amelia Gentleman – ‘He was very scared’: the death of a teenage stowaway

The death of Raheemullah Oryakhel, a 14-year-boy from Afghanistan, was marked last month with just a couple of paragraphs in the French press, under the headline “One migrant dead on the port ring road”. There was nothing much to excite further interest; the boy was the 12th refugee to die inCalais this year. The news item added that Raheemullah’s body …

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Jay Janson – Hillary Destroyed Gaddafi And Libya’s Free Health Care And Education Sanders Wants For USA

It would seem Sanders fighting for Americans to have free health care and free education would have tempered his words about a Gaddafi who saw to his people receiving for many years what Bernie wants for Americas. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton and the pro status quo Republican candidates opposing her are perhaps already an anachronism, i.e., persons with practices that belongs …

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John Vibes – WikiLeaks Documents Show NSA Spied On World Leaders On Behalf Of Big Oil

According to documents published by WikiLeaks this week, the NSA spied on multiple world leaders on behalf of oil companies. The documents revealed that the NSA spied on the private meetings of world leaders such as UN chief Ban Ki-moon, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and other European politicians. The discussion between Ban Ki-moon and Merkel was involving environmental pollution and …

Hillary’s Emails: Missing the Story

The Congressional harrying of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over emails concerning the 2012 death of an American Ambassador and three staff members in Benghazi, Libya, has become a sort of running joke, with Republicans claiming “cover-up” and Democrats dismissing the whole matter as nothing more than election year politics. But there is indeed a story embedded in …

Ce N’est Pas Acceptable: NSA Spying Bonanza on French Leaders Revealed – Jon Queally

The U.S. National Security Agency has been conducting high-level digital and phone surveillance against top French government officials, including the nation’s three most recent presidents, the media outletWikiLeaks has revealed by publishing “top secret” intelligence reports that include targeting information and specific intercepts gathered over the last decade. While indicating the trove of sensitive and potentially embarrassing documents won’t be the last, the …