‘You Might Be a Terrorist If…’: Leaked Document Reveals Secret TSA Check List


What Is She Doing Right? Report Says Wall Street Ready to Punish Dems over Elizabeth Warren
by Jon Queally
Big Wall Street banks are so upset with Elizabeth Warren’s call to “un-rig” the economy and proposals for stronger financial regulations that discussions are underway about withholding campaign contributions to Senate Democrats as a form of “symbolic” protest against the freshman senator from Massachusetts.


‘You Might Be a Terrorist If…’: Leaked Document Reveals Secret TSA Check List
by Jon Queally
A leaked Transportation Safety Administration document reveals the “suspicious signs”—including excessive yawning, a cold hard stare, or a rigid posture—that TSA agents have been trained to look for as airline passengers make their way through U.S. airports in the post-9/11 era.
2014 Deadliest Year for Palestinians Since 1967, UN Report Finds
by Sarah Lazare
Between July 7 and August 26, Israel killed at least 2,220 Palestinians and wounded 11,231 in the war.
GOP-Controlled Senate Passes Its Version of ‘Disaster’ Budget
by Jon Queally
Outside critics were quick to assail the budget, which would cut federal spending by $5.1 trillions over ten years, as a preliminary blueprint for dismantling key programs of the nation’s social safety net while immediately gutting other key public services such as education, healthcare, and transportation projects.
Citing US Airstrikes, Reports Indicate Some Militia Forces May Abandon Battle for Tikrit
by Sarah Lazare
Launched over three weeks ago, the operation on the hometown of Saddam Hussein is the largest counter-offensive against ISIS yet, involving tens of thousands of Iraqi and Shiite militia fighters.
In Response to Ferguson Lawsuit, Missouri Police to Restrain Tear Gas Use on Protesters
by Nadia Prupis
“This victory rests on the shoulders of the courageous protesters who are tirelessly demonstrating in the streets of Ferguson, and it’s a testament to the powerful movement they have fostered.”—Thomas Harvey, Arch City Defenders
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Look Up, Way Way Up
by Antonia Zerbisias
Will Canadians look over their shoulders as government funds drone surveillance technology?
Sanctions and the Fate of the Nuclear Talks
by Gareth Porter
With the agreed deadline for reaching a “political framework” for a final comprehensive nuclear agreement only a few days away, the fate of the negotiations now hang on closing the gap between the P5+1 and Iran on removing sanctions.
Indiana Is Not Protecting Religious Freedom But Outright Zealotry
by Roxane Gay
Though they won’t admit it, SB 101 is a knee jerk response to marriage equality becoming law in Indiana in late 2014.
Half a Century Later, Mad Men’s Peggy Olson Is Still Waiting for Paycheck Fairness
by Deborah J. Vagins
Despite the popularity of the show “Mad Men,” we are no longer living in the 1960s, but the current gender wage gap doesn’t reflect that. Ongoing wage inequity should be a thing that’s in the past.
Why Mexico’s Farmworkers Who Harvest Our Food Are on Strike
by Sonali Kolhatkar
What they want is for their basic needs to be met, such as obtaining health care, getting overtime pay and vacation days, and being paid wages higher than the dismal $8 a day that most of them earn.
What Lies Behind the Recent Surge of Amazon Deforestation
by Richard Schiffman
The expectation is that if you clear illegally now, sooner or later there will be another amnesty that will forgive your past crimes. On the other hand, if you actually obeyed the law, you lost money.
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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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