Chicago Police Caught Disappearing People Into Secret CIA-Style Detention Center

By Carey Wedler CHICAGO, IL — The Guardian has reported that Chicago Police are operating a secret detention facility that mirrors the CIA’s “black sites.” From violations of due process to torture, the revelations raise serious concerns about the deteriorating state of freedom and justice in the United States. According the the Guardian’s investigation, the process at Homan is as follows:…

Eugenics and the Nazis — the California connection ~ Edwin Black

Op/Ed 2008 The concept of a white, blond-haired, blue-eyed master Nordic race didn’t originate with Hitler. The idea was created in the United States, and cultivated in California, decades before Hitler came to power. California eugenicists played an important, although little-known, role in the American eugenics movement’s campaign for ethnic cleansing. Eugenics was the pseudoscience…

The Year US-led Capitalism Became Exposed as Root of Global Conflict

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : Historians may look back on 2014 as a defining watershed in geopolitical events, the year when the limit of American power was exposed as a waning entity and the contemporary root of global conflict. It was the centennial anniversary of the First World War when Great Powers back then were similarly…

Freedom Rider: Ferguson’s Reckoning for Obama

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley “Ferguson signifies the end of the age of Obama. It is a very sad end.” – Cornel West “For Wilson to publicly say that he would kill Brown again is too much for a grieving people to bear.” For nearly six years black Americans have supported President…

BRICS’ Brazil President Next Washington Target

Brazil’s newly re-elected President, Dilma Rousseff, survived a massive US State Department disinformation campaign to win a runoff vote against US-backed Aecio Neves on October 26. However it is already clear that Washington has opened a new assault on one of the key leaders of the non-aligned BRICS group of emerging economies—Brazil, Russia, India, China,…

Obamacare Causes Health Premiums to Nearly Double Among America’s Young Adults ~ By Ethan A. Huff

The true “affordability” of Obamacare has been called into question by a new study, which found that average premium costs across the board have skyrocketed from what they were before the unconstitutional tax dubbed “healthcare reform” became law in 2010. The health insurance aggregate site HealthPocket found that, among three different non-smoking age groups, 23,…

Monsanto’s GMO Creations Caused 291,000 Suicides in India

Indian Farmers Facing Debt, Reliance on GMOs ~ By Mike Barrett It is no secret that Monsanto is making life difficult for countless farmers in America with its parented seeds. After all, the biotech giant has already filed 145 lawsuits, or on average about 9 lawsuits every year for 16 straight years, against farmers who have “improperly reused their patented seeds.” But did you know…

Empire or Republic: Imperial Wars, Scaremongering and the Ebola Epidemic

“You Can’t Have Wars and Public Health” ~ By Prof. James Petras Washington escalates its military interventions abroad, launching simultaneous air and ground attacks in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan; multiplying drone attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia; training, arming and financing proxy mercenaries in Jordan, the Gulf States and Iraq; and dispatching National Guard battalions to…

Scrapping Japan’s Pacifist Constitution? Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Ongoing Militarization Campaign

By Saul Takahashi The efforts of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to change Japan’s pacifist Constitution has received much attention overseas. This attention is very justified, and one hopes it will continue. However, most foreign media outlets fail to convey just how dramatically, and how rapidly, the public debate in Japan is heading in the…

For Moment, the World Embraces the Cuba Model – and Slaps the Empire ~ by Glen Ford

“For Cuba, service to oppressed and exploited peoples is a revolutionary act of the highest moral caliber.”   Revolutionary Cuba has always been a miracle and gift to all humankind. This week, the nations of the world – with two savage exceptions – instructed their emissaries at the UN General Assembly to tell the world’s…

Freedom Rider: The World Must Judge America’s Human Rights Abuses ~ by Margaret Kimberley

“If Eric Holder doesn’t prosecute Michael Brown’s killer any resulting violence ought to be called the Barack Obama Riots.”   Black people in this country are brutalized by police on a daily basis. That has always been true but thanks to modern technology there is a steady stream of proof caught on video. Accessing the…

The Ethnic Cleansing of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Age of Obama: How HBCUs are Turning White

By Dr. Jahi Issa Dr. Issa wrote Part One of this article for the September 6, 2011, issue of Black Agenda Report, when he was an assistant professor of history and Africana Studies at Delaware State University, in Dover, an historically Black institution that becomes less Black each year. Dr. Issa planned to quickly follow…

Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex

by Angela Y. Davis, ColorLines September 1st, 1998 Imprisonment has become the response of first resort to far too many of the social problems that burden people who are ensconced in poverty.  These problems often are veiled by being conveniently grouped together under the category “crime” and by the automatic attribution of criminal behavior to people of…

Muslim Exodus Threatens Food Crisis in the Central African Republic

A displaced person’s camp in the Central African Republic. The food security crisis will worsen with the fleeing of Muslim traders., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photoson Flickr. Muslim exodus threatens food crisis in Central African Republic Tue, Feb 11 2014 By Media Coulibaly BANGUI (Reuters) – An exodus of Muslim traders fleeing attacks…

Historic Rwanda Genocide Trial in France

France: some twenty years after Paul Kagame’s U.S. supported invasion of Rwanda resulted in genocide, the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) with 95 indictments (exclusively of Black Africans) since 1994, is being phased out. On February 4th France under its laws of universal jurisdiction charged Pascal Simbikangwa with complicity in genocide. Referred to…

Top U.S. Diplomat For Europe: “Fuck The EU”

WASHINGTON — The United States’ top diplomat for European affairs appears to have been caught on tape saying “fuck the EU” in a leaked phone call with the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. The Kyiv Post, an English-language newspaper in Ukraine, published the tape on Thursday. The recording’s veracity has not been independently verified. The phone…

Is Facebook deleting history?

Disappearing Syria pages worry researchers “Two years ago, in a letter to potential investors Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, wrote: “By giving people the power to share, we are starting to see people make their voices heard on a different scale from what has historically been possible. These voices will increase in number and volume. They cannot…

Russia and USA measure their missiles

The U.S. government is investigating violations by Russia of the treaty on the elimination of medium and short range missiles from 1987. There are no formal conclusions yet, but the Americans have already warned their NATO partners. The countries are in a latent struggle to strengthen their own military positions. Recently Russia has been raising…

Iraq: 935 Lies, A Tyrant and Weapons of Mass Destruction

“The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.” (Former US Attorney General, Ramsey Clark, b 1927.) On February 10th 2003, German Green MP Joschka Fischer, then Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor, stunned an international security conference, in Munich’s opulent 19th century Bayerischer Hof hotel discussing the proposed invasion of Iraq, by…

‘After All the People We Killed, We Felt Dizzy’

        As two military-style helicopters touch down in a remote village in the jungles of Ecuador, masked men with guns hop out and scurry into a one-room schoolhouse. Inside they capture their target: a 6-year-old girl who doesn’t speak their language and can’t even guess why they are kidnapping her. They carry…

One of ‘Cuban Five’ to be let out of prison

  . Posters with portraits of five Cubans jailed in the United States are dispayed in front of the Cuba’s Consulate during a demonstration in Sao Pablo, Brazil, on April 7, 2010 (AFP Photo/Nelson Almeida) Miami (AFP) – One of the so-called “Cuban Five” — intelligence agents convicted in a 2001 US spy case that…

Are the Saudi’s Fueling a Sunni-Shia War?

Toby Jones, a Prof. at Rutgers University specializing in Middle East history, tells Paul Jay the Saudis are committed to victory in their rivalry with Iran and use money and sectarian ideology to achieve their geo-political interests –   January 15, 2014 PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to The Real News Network. I’m…

What Should it Mean to be Haitian in 2014

by Pascal Robert The white colonialists have never forgiven Haitians for the revolution of 1804, the first successful revolt against white supremacy. “The slander and degradation against us about our poverty, alleged political incompetence, and poor educational infrastructure is tied to the persistent desire of our historical enemies to wipe our revolution from our minds…

Freedom Rider: Richard Sherman and America’s Sickness

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley White NFL fans blow hot and cold when it comes to their feelings about Black players. Idolatry turned quickly to hate when Richard Sherman forgot his “place.” The psycho-fanatic twitter mob “called Sherman a nigger, a thug, a gorilla, and a porch monkey who ought to be…