Gareth Porter, Truthout: In 2008, the Bush administration and a key IAEA official agreed on a strategy of misrepresenting Iran’s position on the authenticity of intelligence documents, which they used to establish an official narrative of Iran “stonewalling” the IAEA investigation. That narrative continues to shape Obama administration policy in the nuclear talks.
Nick Malinowski, Truthout: Is profiting from the criminalization of people of color racist, and is New York City Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton maintaining a debunked policing philosophy for personal financial gain?
Ellen Dannin, Truthout: In the first week of the Supreme Court’s 2014-2015 term lurks an easy-to-miss case. To miss it would be a mistake. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Buskreveals the ugly side of business today.
Andalusia Knoll, Waging Nonviolence: The last time the group of missing students was seen was in the custody of Mexican municipal police forces, who detained them after opening fire on their caravan in an attack that killed six people and injured dozens more.
L. Michael Hager, Truthout: The Israeli occupation and settlement expansion, the Gaza cease-fire, reconstruction, PLO-Hamas reconciliation and Palestinian statehood are entangled issues. To untie the knot that lies at the center, the United States must use its military aid to Israel and Egypt as a bargaining chip.
The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: Thanks to our nation’s addiction to 34 years of failed Reaganomics and to devastating libertarian extremist economic policies, the millennial generation is the United States’ lost generation. Millennials have seen up close and personal how libertarian economics and unregulated capitalism have brought our nation’s economy to its knees.
Susan Ferriss, The Center for Public Integrity: A sweeping lawsuit filed in Kern County, California, this month alleges that African-American and Latino high school students suffer discrimination from disciplinary practices that remove them at disproportionate rates from regular school and place them in inferior alternative settings.
Mary Bottari and Jonas Persson, PR Watch: In March 2013, the Kansas Department of Children and Families announced that all child support services would be outsourced, and a request for proposal was issued. Not limited to enforcement, the contracts would include services connected to court petitioning, locating parents and establishing paternity.
Mariame Kaba, Prison Culture: “I heard a 19-year-old young black man say that he wasn’t afraid to die for justice in Ferguson. Some in the assembled multiracial audience applauded. But what does it mean to be willing to die for a cause in a society that already considers you to be hyper-disposable?”
Laura Flanders, YES! Magazine: Manufacturing jobs are returning to the United States, but to fill them we’ll have to train a new generation of workers. That’s what this school is doing in a struggling neighborhood that once hosted the country’s biggest candy empires, as factories return.
Karen J. Greenberg, TomDispatch: These days, two “wars” are in the headlines: one against the marauding Islamic State and its new caliphate of terror carved out of parts of Iraq and Syria, the other against a marauding disease and potential pandemic, Ebola, spreading across West Africa.
In today‘s On the News segment: The last thing Californians needed was to learn that some of their dwindling water supply has been contaminated; last week, a lab official pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Clean Water Act; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering whether to extend Diablo Canyon’s operating license for another 20 years; and more.
Global Trade Pacts Now Limit US Consumer Food Information
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Public Citizen condemned a World Trade Organization ruling that would prohibit mandatory country of origin labeling on meat sold in the United States.
In Ferguson, the Grand Jury Is Out and the Fix Is in
Meet the Iraq War Truthers: Why They’re Convinced Bush Was Right on WMD
Ridiculous Pastor John Hagee: Ebola Is God’s Judgment on the US for Trying to “Divide Jerusalem”
How a SWAT Team Killed an Innocent Man Outside His Childhood Home
How Edward Snowden Changed Journalism
Exxon: Destroying Planet Necessary to Relieve Global Poverty
David Swanson | On Killing Trayvons