Pentagon knew Afghan forces committed child abuse, but kept funding them – declassified report

Pentagon knew Afghan forces committed child abuse, but kept funding them – declassified report

The Pentagon funded Afghan military and security forces despite knowing that some of them were involved in numerous human rights abuses, including sexual assaults on children, a government watchdog says. The stunning revelation came in the form of a declassified report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), a US government agency tasked […]

Dreamers Are Hanging by a Thread: Don’t Let Your Government Abandon Us

Dreamers Are Hanging by a Thread: Don’t Let Your Government Abandon Us

(Photo: Diego Lozano, Creative Director at Aliento) For its recipients, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was more than a piece of plastic. It enabled us to finally live without fear and imagine a future where we could provide for ourselves. Now that it appears that the Democrats have abandoned us once again, we call upon […]

The War: Mega Corporations-Federal Government vs. Independent Ranchers-Farmers

The War: Mega Corporations-Federal Government vs. Independent Ranchers-Farmers

In this episode of Probable Cause Newsbud’s founder and editor Sibel Edmonds is joined by attorney and rancher Todd Macfarlane. Edmonds and Macfarlane discuss the current war that is being waged against small, independent ranchers and farmers by the U.S. government and the mega corporations, with specific focus on the case of Dwight and Steven […]

Palantir: The PayPal-offshoot Becomes a Weapon in the War Against Whistleblowers and WikiLeaks

Palantir: The PayPal-offshoot Becomes a Weapon in the War Against Whistleblowers and WikiLeaks

War on Wikileaks The Palantir document notes that most well-known journalistic professionals “with a liberal bent . . .if pushed will choose professional preservation over cause, such is the mentality of most business professionals.” by Whitney Webb Let’s block ads! (Why?) MintPress News fmsmnewsFMSMNews.com is a news aggregator and opinions blog. We aim to showcase […]

Business as usual? ‘Americans can expect govt shutdown every 6 months’

Business as usual? ‘Americans can expect govt shutdown every 6 months’

Government shutdowns have become part and parcel of US politics, with the Donald Trump situation showing what Americans can expect to happen every six months, Patrick Henningsen, Executive Editor of 21st Century Wire.com, told RT. US President Donald Trump’s first anniversary in the White House is being marked by a new government shutdown, after the […]

Empire Files: Abby Martin Meets Ahed Tamimi — Message From a Freedom Fighter

Recently, the struggle for Palestinian human rights gained international attention surrounding a new icon of resistance — 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi. While in the West Bank in late 2016, Abby Martin interviewed Ahed Tamimi about her hardships and aspirations living under occupation, and it becomes clear why her subjugators are trying to silence her voice. Her […]

Aflac Deceived Shareholders with ‘Cookie Jar Accounting,’ Lawsuit Says

Aflac Deceived Shareholders with ‘Cookie Jar Accounting,’ Lawsuit Says

On Thursday, January 11, shares of Aflac stock hit a 52-week high of $ 91.69. That capped an increase of 29.6 percent over the past year, tracking the market’s strong run in 2017. During that time, Aflac management and its board were aware of serious allegations leveled against the company by former workers. None of […]

House approves month-long funding, Senate to vote on potential govt shutdown

House approves month-long funding, Senate to vote on potential govt shutdown

The US Senate has one day left to avert a government shutdown, after the GOP-controlled US House voted 230-197 to pass a short-term spending bill to keep the federal government open through to February 16. The House passed the measure known as a continuing resolution (CR) Thursday night. It reauthorizorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program […]

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