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Will It Work For Patch?
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Inside the Media
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Ron Kay L.A.
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Fraud Info Ctr.
Natural Gas reserves beneath Gaza
The Daily Dish
Crooks & Liars
Intercept: NSA spying threatens press freedoms
Project for Excellence
Committee to Protect
Poll: Americans want U.S. to stay out of Middle East and Ukraine
Dirty Energy Money
UN calls for ceasefire in Gaza
Money in Politics
UN to investigate Israel for war crimes
LA Press Club
code of ethics
Politics - Resources
Al Jazeera journalists remain imprisoned in Egypt for doing journalism
People For the
Journalists detained in Iran
Follow The Energy Money
Israel threatens to shut down Al Jazeera
Gunmen open fire on Al Jazeera's Gaza office
Charge that Israelis are using "flechette" shells
America's great unresolved issue (click here)
U.S. drone attack kills 11
CNN pulls correspondent from covering Gaza
Jim Garner of "The Rockford Files," dead at 86
Innocent Americans continue to be caught up in NSA web
Look it up
Detroit turning off water to thousands of area residents
U.S. Supreme Court rules that pregnancy is not related to a woman's health
Number of refugees tops 50-million
U.S. says Qatar and Thailand are slave states
Starbucks offers employees free college education
Senate Republicans shoot down bill to ease student loan debt in U.S.
American Tragedy - College tuition up 1200% in 30 years
The Wish List
Former counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke says Bush guilty of war crimes
Daniel Ellsberg says Edward Snowden is a patriot who cannot get a fair trial in the U.S.
Middle East Background
Water shortage prompts California growers to tear down orchards
Understanding Roosevelt and the necessity of the New Deal
Species disappearing faster than ever before
(What you may not have learned in high school - or college.)
California counties sue big pharma for pushing narcotic painkillers
America's top 10 corporate tax dodgers
Saudi blogger sentenced to ten years in prison and one thousand lashes
Japan cancels whale hunt
Canada's middle class surpasses U.S. as world's wealthiest
Princeton Study: Democracy dead in America
Older Americans forced to move back in with their parents
Officials in Miami-Dade County, decide all public restrooms will be closed on election day
Why Capitalism is not working
Obama signs bill protecting producers of GMO's
When once there was a Democratic Party in America
IPCC report further defines impact of climate change
AlterNet: "The Sociopathic One Percent"
Marijuana "effective" in helping MS patients
Taking photos of people without permission now illegal in Hungary
OUT OF CONTROL - British spies collect webcam images from millions of Yahoo customers
Clarence Thomas a disgrace to the Supreme Court?
Obama uses exec order to lower trade barriers even further
UN slams Vatican for child abuse
The NFL is considered to be a "non-profit"
Wall Street: "U.S. regulatory strategy is a joke"
American politicans and the power of AIPAC
Oversight panel says NSA spying is illegal - that it does little to protect Americans and that it should be stopped
Conservatives use phony mainstream non-profits to push extremist views
The corporatocracy seeks even more power through the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Obama is doing all he can to help
United States seeks to crush press freedoms?
Why Johnny shouldn't play football
The United States ignores the law but demands that others uphold it
NSA shares raw info on U.S. citizens with Israel
Obama talks a good game on cutting college costs while the federal government reaps billions in profits from student loans
American journalist Laura Poitras, detained about 40 times at US airports
(Welcome to our new American police state?)
NSA scans 75% of American Internet traffic
In Egypt, 91% of women age 15-49 have been forced to go through "genital cutting"
Consortiumnews: The Supreme Court's war on Democracy
The American media - cheerleaders for the federal government
Supreme Court neuters Voting Rights Act
MOJO - U.S. Government spying on reporters
U.S. to retain 9 military bases following "withdrawal" from Afghanistan?
Krugman: American policymakers are "delusional" on basic economics
U.S. Senators paid to vote no on gun control
(All but 3 were paid-off in advance of the vote...)
STAR WARS IS HERE - U.S. Navy prepares to deploy laser weapon
U.S. accounts for 39% of military spending worldwide
Saudis may have to end public beheadings due to a shortage of swordsmen
(Welcome to the dark ages.)
The Guardian: U.S. sponsored death squads in Iraq
Swiss vote to limit "fat cat" compensation
China hit by "airpocalypse" smog
"350.org," and the push to go "fossil free" gain momentum on college campuses
Has the United States become "an Orwellian State?"
Study - one can of soda a day raises risk of prostate cancer by 40%
Is sugar killing us?
Wisc delegates to DNC 2000
American journalists making campaign contributions
(Not long ago, this would have been unthinkable)
Clark Kent quits the Daily Planet
Bush tax cuts and wars account for almost half the U.S. public debt
Federal court strikes down clean air rule
Disappearing Arctic sea ice - eventually the Arctic will be ice-free
Guardian: Global elite hide $21 trillion in offshore accounts
Mountain Lion population regenerates after 100 year decline - big cats moving into Midwest
Leading scientists call for nations to face problem of expanding population
(Anybody out there remember
in the 60's?)
World Health Organization says diesel engines cause cancer
Study may link Statin drugs to fatigue - also questions mortality benefits
What is the Bilderberg Conference and why does the American media go out of its way to ignore its impact?
40 years since photographer Nick Ut got the shot that helped end a war
photo: courtesy nick ut
Ron Olsen with Kim Phuc, the "napalm girl" from Nick Ut's Pulitzer Prize winning photo that helped end the Vietnam War. Nick brought Kim over to say hello during our coverage of the Simpson Civil Trial in Santa Monica.
Our political system has been "warped and paralyzed by a small wealthy minority"
Top 5 special interest groups lobbying to keep marijuana illegal
Lobbying to keep the prisons full in America
Obama, establishing permanent
U.S. military presence in Australia.
No, really......in Australia.
(it's pushback against our good friends and
business partners, the Communist Chinese)
Baldwin, isn't the only Alec out there...
War continues with contractors staying behind
"....the U.S. can no longer conduct large or sustained military operations or respond to major disasters without heavy support from contractors..."
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