“Washington’s Pope”? Who is Pope Francis I? Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Argentina’s “Dirty...

Prof Michel Chossudovsky | In this capacity, Bergoglio was the highest ranking Jesuit in Argentina during the military dictatorship led by General Jorge Videla

Walmart: Always Low Wages

OWS | At the end of last year, on Black Friday, Walmart workers bravely went out on strike. The workers and their supporters held protests at over 1,000 stores across the country, shortly following an initial set of strikes by workers in Walmart’s warehouses.

Is the International Narcotics Control Board Ignoring Human Rights?

Phillip Smith | A recent report by the UN special rapporteur on torture charged that compulsory drug treatment centers in some countries, particularly Vietnam and Thailand, constitute "forced labor" camps that engage in "torture."

Why You Should Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline

Chris Mayer | There is one reason why you should oppose the proposed $5.3 billion Keystone XL Pipeline. And it has nothing to do with “green religionists,” as The Wall Street Journal calls the opposition in today’s paper.

Local Activists to Confront Henry Kissinger During his Houston Visit Today

JG Vibes | Today Henry Kissinger is scheduled to appear in Houston, Texas for "The Distinguished Leaders on Asia Series"

The Dow Jones Is Lying

Sheldon Richman | The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is at a record high, and the unemployment rate has ticked down to 7.7 percent, but this is no time to celebrate. The economy is still in the doldrums.

Culture in a Cage

Mike Reid | Recently, three children from a little-known forest tribe in India approached a nearby Indian village and asked to join their school. The teachers, however, were forbidden by law from admitting the kids.

11 nations granted waivers of US sanctions on Iran

Press TV | The United States has granted new waivers on Iran sanctions to 11 countries in exchange for their reductions of purchases of Iranian crude oil.

Iraqi Children: Deprived Rights, Stolen Future

Bie Kentane | Text of author’s presentation to a meeting at the United Nations, Palais des Nations, Geneva, March 15, 2013

American “Smoke and Mirrors”: The Politics of Imagined Opinion

Global Research | Those who pursue an identity in acceptable political dialogue are less aware of how the parameters of American politics have been carefully crafted to elicit vicarious and seemingly meaningful participation for the politically inclined.

Upstate New York Shooting Update: Suspected Gunman ID’d as Kurt Meyers, Police Say

cbsnews.com | A man opened fire at a car wash and a barbershop a mile apart, killing four people and wounding at least two others, 64-year-old Kurt Meyers is being sought, police said.

Refuse to Buy or Sell with the Federal Government

James Hall | If only, there was an easy and uncomplicated method for boycotting any business with the federal government.

“Wikiweapon” Creator Aims to End Scarcity With Search Engine for Free 3D Printable Objects

JG Vibes | What if you had the ability to print out any sort of object using a 3D printer for the same cost and effort that it takes to rip a song off of the internet?

“Anti-Mafia Police” Raid Office of Potential Pope Frontrunner

JG Vibes | Anti-mafia detectives swooped on homes, offices, clinics and hospitals in Lombardy, the region around Milan, and elsewhere. A statement said the dawn raids were part of an investigation into "corruption linked to tenders by, and supplies to, hospitals".

Egypt: Diesel Shortage Revives Black Market in Egypt

All Africa | Drivers of mass transportation cars in Cairo said on Sunday that the Diesel crisis in Egypt has been going through for around three months has revived the black market.

Klarman Yelp: The Fed Has No Clothes

The Daily Bell | Fear regarding Fed manipulations lays on Washington DC – as it has before – like a thick blanket. But underneath simmers a good deal of resentment and frustration. What happens when the spell is broken, as inevitably it must be?

Solitary Confinement ‘Crime Against Humanity’

Press TV | A new report shows that an estimated 80,000 American prisoners spend 23 hours a day in closed isolation units for 10, 20 or even more than 30 years.

Bloomberg News Casually Mentions Sale of 1993 and 2009 Bilderberg Site

JG Vibes | In 1993 and 2009, Astir Palace in Athens hosted the Bilderberg conference, an invitation-only annual gathering of European and American business and political leaders named after the hotel in Holland where the first meeting took place in 1954

Police Fire Teargas on China Village After Land Grab Protest

Reuters | Chinese security forces fired tear gas and beat protesters in a village in southern China on Sunday to quell a grassroots protest movement over a land dispute, residents said.

Ben Bernanke’s Hollow Victory

The Daily Bell | To suggest then that central banking policy has alleviated what was caused by the same mechanism is to proclaim a hollow victory, indeed.

The African Investment Meme Continues

The Daily Bell | If we are correct, the coming African miracle will continue to be promoted in the media and people will become intimately familiar with the promise of African countries they probably still couldn't find on a map.

UN Report Slams Cruel Drug Treatment as “Torture”

Phillip Smith | Compulsory "treatment" for drug addiction in some parts of the world is "tantamount to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment," according to report last month from the UN's special rapporteur on torture and other degrading treatments and punishments.

Egyptian Christian Dies After Torture in Libyan Jail

Fox News | An Egyptian Christian who was arrested in Libya and charged with proselytizing has died after being tortured by his captors, according to a report.

President Obama’s 3-day Capitol Hill stand (and what else is Congress doing this week?)

Ed O'Keefe | The president’s high-profile lobbying effort begins with Senate Democrats on Tuesday, followed by a visit with House Republicans on Wednesday.

Is Hyperinflation a Myth?

The Daily Bell | Daily life under advanced capitalism is rather dull and many imagine that after a hyperinflation society will turn into a sort of Wild West where things get a bit more interesting...

Corporatism: A System Of Control Designed By The Monopoly Men Of The Global Elite

Michael Snyder | Our economy is completely and totally dominated gigantic predator corporations that are greatly favored by our massively bloated federal government.

The Chart That Proves That The Mainstream Media Is Lying To You About Unemployment

Michael Snyder | Sadly the truth is that the percentage of working age Americans that have a job is just 0.1% higher than it was exactly three years ago.

Fifteen Benefits of the War on Drugs

Kevin Carson | The Drug War would indeed be a failure if its real function was to reduce drug consumption or drug-related violence.

Israel: A De Facto Member of NATO

Global Research | NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen received Israel’s president Shimon Peres at NATO headquarters in Brussels on March 7.

NZ Police Who Used Faked Badge Numbers at Occupy Protest Avoid Investigation

Intellihub | Police officers who deliberately faked their uniform badge numbers to avoid being identified as they weighed into a violent public protest will keep their jobs and won't be investigated by the force's watchdog.