Juan Cole – Paris at Midnight: Attempt to push France out of anti ISIL coalition in Syria?

Paris was hit by at least two well-trained and -equipped terrorist cells in a coordinated attack on 6 or 7 soft targets on Friday night. The attack that took the most lives, over 120 according to a high French official, was the assault on the audience for a musical performance by the Eagles of Death Metal (not actually a death …


The Vinyl Experience – 09.04.15

Tom Chacon: American Dream
Bob Dylan: Maggie’s Farm
Bruce Springsteen: Out IN The Street
Van Morrison: I’ve Been Working
Spoon: Rent I Pay
Kinks: DEad End Street
Justin Townes Earle: One More Night In Brooklyn
Marianne Faithful: Working Class Hero
Ray La Montagne: Beg Steal Or Borrow
Passion Pit: Take A Walk
Elvis Costello: Welcome To The Working Week
Arcade Fire: The Suburbs
REM: Finest Worksong
The Clash: Career Opportunities
Weezer: Pork And Beans
Rolling Stones: Salt Of The Earth

How front groups posing as grassroots campaigns do the dirty work for Agribusiness – Martha Rosenberg

How did the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act (Proposition 37), get defeated in 2012 despite the state’s high level of food awareness of activism? How did a ban on the sale of large soft drinks in New York City fail the same year despite such drinks’ complete lack of nutritional value and links to obesity? Welcome to the world of food …

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Obama Just Called This “Rotting, Decaying Hellhole” A Symbol Of “Promise For The Nation”

All over America, formerly prosperous communities are being transformed into crime-infested wastelands of poverty and despair.  Of course the most famous example of this is Detroit.  At one time, Detroit was the greatest manufacturing city that the world had ever seen and it had the highest per capita income in the entire country.  But now it has become a rotting, decaying hellhole that …

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Neil Young readies new album, tour with Willie Nelson’s sons – Daniel Kreps

* The rocker takes on GMO-producing chemical company Monsanto on latest LP and Rebel Content tour Neil Young and Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah, will hit the road this summer in support of their upcoming album together, The Monsanto Years. Young’s new LP will reportedly arrive on June 16th according to a …