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  • Portside - Monday, April 27, 2015 - 1:57am
    Claims Iran is supplying the Houthis with weapons ignore the fact the group was already flush with American arms from ex-president Saleh.

    Claims Iran is supplying the Houthis with weapons ignore the fact the group was already flush with American arms from ex-president Saleh As the Saudi bombing campaign against Houthi targets in Yemen continues, notwithstanding a temporary pause, the corporate media narrative about the conflict in Yemen is organised decisively around the idea that it is a proxy war between Iran on one side and the Saudis and United States on the other.

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  • Portside - Monday, April 27, 2015 - 1:25am
    “Victims can be perpetrators, too.” It’s important for people to understand that.

    It’s an obscure part of antebellum history, but members of no fewer than five Native American tribes participated in chattel slavery. Before they were driven from their lands in what’s now known as the U.S. South, the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole nations all had members who bought and sold black people as property.

    In 1838 and 1839, when the U.S. government forced the Cherokee, the largest tribe, to relocate from their land east of the Mississippi River to what is now known as...

  • Portside - Monday, April 27, 2015 - 1:12am
    The finance committees of the House and Senate have approved amendments to a trade bill (TTP) that equate boycotts of West Bank settlement products with boycotts of Israel, strengthening efforts by the Israeli right to silence opponents of West Bank settlements. A separate measure approved by the House panel as an amendment to the customs bill goes a step further and takes action against some foreign companies if they shun the settlements.

    The finance committees of the House and Senate have approved amendments to a trade bill that equate boycotts of West Bank settlement products with...

  • Portside - Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:57am
    The California Nurses Association is calling on more than 2,400 nurses to strike Providence Health and Services hospitals in Santa Monica and Torrance and at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center over staffing levels and retention rates. The California Nurses Association is calling on more than 2,400 nurses to strike Providence Health and Services hospitals in Santa Monica and Torrance and at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center next week over staffing levels and retention rates.   The move is part of a coordinated effort by National Nurses United and its California...
  • Portside - Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:51am
    “Daredevil,” adapted from the long-running Marvel comics franchise, is a superhero show about the evils of gentrification—a politically engaged work which is energized by debates about urban inequality. These debates are salient not only in the era of Mayor Bill de Blasio but also have roots deep in the city’s history. Not all superheroes are created equal. Some caped champions—Superman springs to mind—save the world, or even the universe, as part of a routine day’s work. Other masked men work on a humbler scale. Their frame of reference is municipal rather than cosmic. They consider it a...
  • Portside - Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:46am
    Homeopathy is, as Steve Novella characterized it, an “excellent example of the purest form of pseudoscience,” and as I, more blunt that Steve, like to call it, “The One Quackery To Rule Them All.” Failing to make that clear in media coverage of homeopathy lets advocates of homeopathic quackery to label skeptics as “homeopathic naysayers” and claim that the current FDA regulatory framework for homeopathic products is working just fine.

    Well, it’s over.

    I’m referring to the two day hearing held by the FDA in Bethesda seeking public comment regarding how it should modernize its...

  • Portside - Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:14am
    . . . the U.S. is helping the Mexican government cover up information about grave human rights violations. Indeed, a thorough analysis of internal government files, released through Freedom of Information requests or through leaks, reveals a pattern of abuses and cover-ups . . .

    The kidnapping and disappearance of 43 students from a teacher-training college in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero has sparked renewed attention to the devastating effects of the U.S.-backed drug war in Mexico. More than six months have passed since the students’ disappearance, and while dozens of police officials and local...

  • This Can't Be Happening - Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11:03pm
    "F*%king Horrible" by:  Linn Washington Jr.

    In August 1936 nearly 20,000 people filled a vacant lot next to a municipal building in a small Kentucky town to watch the hanging of a man convicted of rape. This hanging, conducted by two executioners retained by that town, would be the last official ‘public execution’ in America.

    Although states across this country have banned executions where the public can freely attend, some contend that the American public...

  • Portside - Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 8:00pm
    It must have seemed a very good idea at the time. The young, ambitious son of an aged king launching a war against a rebellion in a troubled country to the south. However, the Saudi-led bombing campaign, which was supposed to break the Houthis resistance and drive them from the cities, has failed miserably. The Houthis remain in control of the capital Sanaa and much of the key southern city of Aden. And the only beneficiary of the Saudi air war may be al-Qaeda.

    It must have seemed a very good idea at the time. The young, ambitious son of an aged king launching a war against a rebellion in a...

  • Portside - Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 8:00pm
    In the midst of a historic drought, Californians have no way of knowing who is guzzling the most water. That’s not an accident. It’s by design, thanks to an obscure 1997 measure that weakened one of the state’s chief open government laws, the California Public Records Act. For the source of this legislation, look no further than Silicon Valley, where the city of Palo Alto decided it needed to do more to protect the privacy of the tech elite.

    In the midst of a historic drought, Californians have no way of knowing who’s guzzling the most water.

    That’s not an accident. It’s by design,...