Media Silent as Congress Finally Debates America’s Endless Wars: Video

Media Silent as Congress Finally Debates America’s Endless Wars: Video

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(COMMONDREAMS) — Taking “an important step towards a long overdue debate and vote,” a bipartisan congressional hearing Tuesday afternoon put a spotlight on what is often dubbed a “blank check for war”—the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). For over 16 years—a time period spanning the George W. Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations—the executive…

The Next Prescription Drug Epidemic Is Already Here — and Nobody’s Talking About It

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(ANTIMEDIA) — For years, the opioid addiction and overdose crisis has been headline news across the United States, and rightly so. In 2012, 241,000 privately insured patients had an “opioid dependency diagnosis.” By 2016, that number had ballooned to 1.4 million, not including individuals on state-sponsored healthcare. Also in 2016, over 14,000 people died as a result of overdosing…

BREAKING: Georgia Teacher Arrested After Opening Fire in Classroom

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(ZH) A teacher was in custody after police responded to reports of shots fired at a high school in Georgia. The Dalton Police Department tweeted at about 12:30 p.m. that a subject, believed to be a teacher, was barricaded in a classroom at Dalton High School. There is a barricaded subject in a classroom. It is…

US and European Allies Condemn Iran Over Yemen

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(MEE) — The United States and three European allies condemned Iran on Tuesday after a UN report found Tehran had violated the arms embargo on Yemen by failing to block supplies of missiles and drones to Houthi rebels. Britain, France, Germany and the United States urged Iran to “immediately cease all activities that are inconsistent or would…

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