These CIA crimes are not blemishes on an otherwise healthy military-intelligence apparatus, but the products of a depraved and deeply criminal American ruling class…
Only one conclusion can be drawn from the report published in the Washington Post Tuesday giving grisly details of CIA torture of prisoners and systematic lying by government officials to cover it up: the US ruling elite as a whole is guilty of war crimes for which it must be held accountable.
|The TGP Editors Say: The new mayor’s real sin is to have spoken out repeatedly against inequality and the need to tax the superrich. They won’t have any of it, and now the knives are out…The whining by charter school supporters is only a smokescreen. Families for Excellence in Schools seems to be just one more rightwing front.|
Who Is Behind the Pro-Charter Schools Group Fighting New York City Mayor de Blasio?
Wealthy, powerful people and organizations backing non-profit behind ads and rally
The watchdog group—which had already dropped the US several places on its Press Freedom Index—cited the revelations from Edward Snowden about NSA surveillance, along with the Obama administration’s actions against leaks and whistleblowers, as the primary reasons for its decision. The US joins countries such as Bahrain, Syria and Belarus. The United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, Ethiopia and Russia also made the list for the first time.
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China Warns West that Sanctions on Russia Could Spiral into Chaos – U.S. & E.U. Indicate Sanctions to Begin Monday