One Year Into Duterte’s Bloody Regime

FEATURING SANHO TREE – It has been a year since the Philippines’ new president Rodrigo Duterte took office and over the course of the year, it is reported that Mr. Duterte has been responsible for the extra-judicial killings of 7,000 people in the name of the “drug war.” There is almost no modern-day comparison to…

Does Facebook’s Hate Speech Policy Protect White Men Over Others?

FEATURING RAMESH SRINIVASAN – Just as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is celebrating the 2 billion-user mark for his social media outlet, an in-depth investigative report by Propublica has found that Facebook’s tools to filter out hate speech are deeply problematic. A series of internal documents obtained by the investigative media outlet found that Facebook identifies…

NRA’s Dangerous Propaganda Video Is Aimed At the Left

FEATURING GEORGE ZORNICK – The NRA, which spent tens of millions of dollars to help elect Donald Trump, has recently posted to its Facebook page a terrifying video aimed at progressives. Conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch is the video’s narrator and she begins by saying, “They use their media to assassinate real news.” She…

What the Supreme Court’s Muslim Ban Could Look Like

FEATURING NOOR ZAFAR – The Trump Administration has just released a set of guidelines for visa applicants from 6 nations that were singled out in the Muslim ban that the President has been trying to implement since he took office. The guidelines are in response to the US Supreme Court’s decision to take on legal…

Nations Make Dubious Claims of Progress on Offshore Tax Havens

FEATURING GEORGE TURNER – The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a new report citing “massive progress” on off shore tax havens as an attempt to address the embarrassing revelations from the so-called Panama Papers two years ago. But the progress cited in the report is so optimistic that only one nation…

Trump to Rescind Clean Water Rule

FEATURING SCOTT EDWARDS – Donald Trump’s EPA and Army Corps of Engineers announced on Tuesday their intention to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule. The announcement is the latest in the Trump administration’s plan to roll back Obama-era protections of public resources. The 2015 Clean Water Rule, known as the Waters of the United States…

Supreme Court Decisions Blur Line Between Church and State

FEATURING BARRY LYNN – The US Supreme Court on Monday made a series of decisions that left many Americans reeling. First and most shockingly all nine justices unanimously handed Donald Trump a victory on his controversial Muslim ban that so many lower courts had repudiated. Justices decided to let parts of the ban take effect…

Is Saudi Arabia Playing Trump To Its Own End?

FEATURING WILLIAM HARTUNG – Saudi Arabia launched new airstrikes on the impoverished nation of Yemen during Eid-al-Fitr celebrations, killing 10 civilians and injuring many others. Saudi Arabia is the world’s biggest buyer of weapons, and a significant number of its weapons are obtained from the United States, weapons which it has used in Yemen with…

The Corporate Media Is Still Failing Us

FEATURING KATRINA VANDEN HUEVEL – Three CNN journalists have resigned in the wake of a retracted news story about links between a Trump advisor and Russian business interests. Earlier this week CNN ran a story about a congressional investigation into Anthony Scaramucci, which quickly came under question before the network pulled it. President Trump has…