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Marine biologist claims US Coast Guard involved in Corexit spraying

A marine biologist working with a group of environmentalists to save sea turtles claims the U.S. Coast Guard is involved in spraying a toxic chemical dispersant over the Gulf of Mexico; and he says it has already traveled inland. “Do I think there’s dispersants coming in and mixing with our…

Beck plans ‘university’, hires Dr. Stoner and ‘the right’s favorite pseudo-historian’ to teach

Only “extreme” insiders are cool enough for this school. That’s apparently the one requirement to get new media content directly from a few individuals who Fox News opinion host Glenn Beck has selected to lecture on politics, U.S. history and the right-wing’s ideal vision for a theocratic America. Yes, you…

Exclusive: ‘Drug war insurgent’ Barry Cooper may face prison for ‘false reports’ to police

One former drug cop’s crusade of civil disobedience against America’s drug war establishment has turned into a nightmare for his family, which now faces the very real threat of losing a father and husband for up to six months or more. Barry Cooper stood handcuffed in front of the state’s…

Rights group probes US agencies on foreknowledge of Israeli flotilla raid

What did we know, and when? That’s the gist of a series of Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights, which hopes to learn more about any American involvement in or foreknowledge of the deadly flotilla raid that left nine peace activists dead, including a…

Rage frontman’s Arizona boycott swells to nearly 300 artists

Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Roca is no stranger to shredding public policy in his line of work: indeed, rebel music has been the man’s lifeblood for decades. Though already a legend in the music world, this is one socially motivated rocker who is not about to…

Conyers throws in with Grayson, co-sponsors ‘War is Making You Poor Act’

It seems that Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) would agree, perpetual war is making you poor. To begin rectifying the situation, he’s joined with Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) in co-sponsoring the “War is Making You Poor Act,” which would limit defense spending to $548.9 billion: the exact figure alloted in the…

Kucinich: ‘We are losing our nation to lies about the necessity of war’

In Afghanistan, corruption is rife. It is so abundant, in fact, that a senior US lawmaker declared on Monday that she’d be freezing $3.9 billion in Afghan aid dollars until the situation is addressed. Rep. Nita Lowey’s declaration of principle was made in response to a Wall Street Journal report…

Italian PM: Israel ‘will probably react preemptively’ on Iran

Has the leader of Italy’s government revealed how the global community plans to handle Iran? That’s entirely possible, according to a report from Israel which cites Silvio Berlusconi as telling reporters at the G8 summit in Toronto, “Iran is not guaranteeing a peaceful production of nuclear power, [so] the members…

Cop’s lawyer claims hitting an Iraq veteran 20 times was ‘too little’ force

An attorney representing a police officer caught on tape almost two years ago viciously assaulting an Iraq war veteran suggested in court recently that his client had, perhaps out of “compassion,” used “too little” force against the unarmed man lying on the ground before him in video released online. The…

Fox affiliate unapologetic after mistakenly broadcasting reporters trashing Palin

A Fox affiliate television station is refusing to apologize for accidentally broadcasting a room full of reporters offering very frank assessments of a speech by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The slip-up happened Friday night as Fox40 in Sacramento was broadcasting live from California State University, Stanislaus. After the speech…

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