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Jan 28 16:58

Oregon standoff: Final holdouts say they just want to go home

BURNS, Ore. — The number of armed occupiers of a remote wildlife refuge continued to dwindle Thursday as just four people appeared to be holding out by late morning, surrounded by a large show of federal law enforcement that has blocked off roads to the area. “We’re the grunts that get stuck behind because nobody informed us of what’s going on,” one of the four, Sandy Anderson, said in a phone interview

Jan 28 16:42

UN exposes ‘widespread’ Saudi strikes on civilian targets in Yemen, UK arms exports questioned

Britain’s role in exporting arms and providing military advisers for the Saudi Arabian-led bombing campaign in Yemen is under scrutiny following a UN report revealing widespread attacks on civilian targets.

Jan 28 16:36

‘Denmark confiscating refugees’ valuables, making them equal to Danes’ – MEP

As spring approaches, refugee flows from the Middle East into Europe are expected to intensify, putting Europe in a race against time to get a handle on the refugee challenge. Is a collective solution still possible or will EU members have to go their separate ways? To discuss that, Oksana is joined by Anders Vistisen, a Danish member of the European Parliament.

Jan 28 16:34

Wall Street falls on global growth fears

Wall Street fell sharply yesterday despite the fact that the US Federal Reserve left interest rates on hold after a 0.25 percentage rate rise in December.

Jan 28 16:30

US Foreign Policy Needs To Regain Some Old-Fashioned Subtlety

In the Republican and Democratic presidential debates, President Barack Obama’s ultimate rejection of using force against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, for using chemical weapons against his own people, keeps being raised as an issue.

Jan 28 16:25

Schizophrenia gene identified in landmark study, opening door to revolutionary treatments

A startling discovery in the field of schizophrenia was made – scientists have pinpointed the brain mechanism that triggers it. The monumental study purports to reveal the very processes happening neurologically inside a sufferer’s head.

Jan 28 16:18

Somebody Will Win

The Iowa caucuses are upon us. Hooray, whoopee, and two cheers.

The contests mark the official beginning of the 2016 presidential campaign, which already feels like it’s been going on for two years (because it has).

Jan 28 16:09

Ron Paul: Senate To Offer President Total War Authority

The US Senate under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is poised to rush to the floor a bill that would give the president total war authority anywhere on the globe, perhaps even including on US soil. All in the name of fighting ISIS, Congress is about to crown the president with unlimited war powers. In today’s Liberty Report we discuss the dangers of the incredible shrinking Legislative branch of government:

Jan 28 16:06

President’s Order on Solitary Confinement Reverberates Beyond Youth Incarceration

“Obama Bans Solitary for Juveniles,” blared yesterday’s headlines. But as usual, the mainstream press missed the real story.

President Obama did issue an executive order banning solitary confinement for juveniles in the federal prison system, and journalists can’t really be blamed for missing the real story, as Obama wrote an op-ed, which led with the story of 16-year-old Kalief Browder, who committed suicide after being held in solitary at Rikers Island prison in New York City.

Jan 28 15:56

Overhaul: Ferguson, Justice Department agree on major police reform

The city of Ferguson, Missouri and the US Government have come to an agreement on changes to be made in the city’s police force after the Department of Justice found that law enforcement had displayed a pattern of violating the rights of its citizens.

Jan 28 15:50

Cheering a ‘Democratic’ Coup in Ukraine

There was always a measure of hypocrisy but Official Washington used to at least pretend to stand for “democracy,” rather than taking such obvious pleasure in destabilizing elected governments, encouraging riots, overturning constitutional systems and then praising violent putsches.

Jan 28 15:50

Nazi Roots of Ukraine’s Conflict

The latest issue of Foreign Policy magazine, one of the leading journals in its field, offers a two-page photo essay on “what to see, do, and buy” in Lviv, a picturesque city in the Western Ukraine. “Amid the turmoil that has rocked Ukraine over the past two years,” the article gushes, “Lviv has stood firmly as a stronghold of national culture, language, and identity.”

Jan 28 15:44

When Robots Commit War Crimes

The use of robots in war present a variety of problems, such as who has authority over them and who is accountable for them. As they’re programmed to act of their own volition, those issues are only accentuated. In April 2015, at the Independent, Chris Green writes about a report issued by Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic.

Jan 28 15:40

EXCLUSIVE: The Secret Behind the Next Global Crash

Selected Persian Gulf traders, and that includes Westerners working in the Gulf confirm that Saudi Arabia is unloading at least $1 trillion in securities and crashing global markets under orders from the Masters of the Universe – those above the lame presidency of Barack Obama.

There has been a huge increase in the Saudi and Abu Dhabi dump since the start of 2016. A Persian Gulf source says the Saudi strategy “will demolish the markets.” Another referred to a case of “maggots eating the carcass in the dark”; one just had to look at the rout in Wall Street, across Europe and in Hong Kong and Tokyo on Wednesday.

So it’s already happening. And a crucial subplot may be, in the short to medium term, no less than the collapse of the eurozone.

The Crash of 2016?

Jan 28 15:31

White actor cast to play Michael Jackson in roadtrip biopic – Twitter explodes

Perhaps announcing that Michael Jackson is going to be played by a white actor in the middle of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy wasn’t the best idea.

Joseph Fiennes, a British actor mostly known for his roles in Shakespeare in Love and more recently American Horror Story, has been cast to play the late King of Pop in what may be the strangest biopic ever.

Jan 28 15:30

Hillary Clinton’s Nightmare

Hillary Clinton’s nightmare is not the sudden resurgence of Bernie Sanders.It is the fidelity to the rule of law of the FBI.

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