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(via rss) 26 apr 2018 06:30

Trump Is Threatening the Future of Our Children and Planet Through Family Planning Position

Pushing for larger families could be the worst way to exacerbate climate change and other environmental crises. Evidence has shown that the Trump administration wants women, in the United States and worldwide, to have more children. His...
(via rss) 25 apr 2018 21:29

The Toronto Van Attacker Saluted an American Killer Before His Massacre While Hinting at a Deeply Di

We are possibly seeing the next iteration of deadly lone-wolf emissaries in the case of "incel." Like other Canadians, I was horrified upon learning of a van attack along Toronto’s famed Yonge Street this week. Struggling to make sense of...
(via rss) 25 apr 2018 18:51

France's President Macron Bashes 'the Illusion of Nationalism' in Stunning Rebuke of Trumpism

Macron delivered a rousing speech to US congress Wednesday, throwing not-so-subtle shade at his host while defending globalism, liberty, and science. Macron began his speech by discussing the shared history of the United States and France and...
(via rss) 25 apr 2018 15:28

The West Has Been Bombing Syria Longer Than You Think

Now well into its fourth year, Operation Inherent Resolve consists of more than 60 coalition partners, including all NATO members and many local forces on the ground and in the region. In response to the Syrian government’s alleged use of...
(via rss) 25 apr 2018 15:04

Why Didn't He Shoot? The Toronto Cop Who Did Everything Right

A Toronto policeman is being praised for the way he apprehended a suspect who was accused of killing 10 people by driving a van onto a busy sidewalk. It may be some time before we hear the full story from the Toronto police constable...
(via rss) 25 apr 2018 06:30

Trump Is Threatening the Future of Our Children and Planet Through Family Planning Position

Pushing for larger families could be the worst way to exacerbate climate change and other environmental crises. Evidence has shown that the Trump administration wants women, in the United States and worldwide, to have more children. His...
(via rss) 24 apr 2018 23:30

A Humanitarian Crisis Is Unfolding in Yemen—Millions of People Are Facing Catastrophe

“The people of Yemen are in desperate need of signs that this war will soon end.” On April 3, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres put down a clear marker before a conference to raise money for Yemen: “Yemen is the world’s worst...
(via rss) 24 apr 2018 06:45

Senate Approval of Mike Pompeo's Secretary of State Nomination Would Spell Disaster for Planet Earth

Making a Koch-supported climate denier the top U.S. diplomat is sheer lunacy. It is hard to think of a worse candidate than Mike Pompeo to lead the State Department. As leaders of national organizations working toward a more just, sustainable,...
(via rss) 23 apr 2018 18:31

An Expert In Religious Imagery Argues That What We See On Film Has Deep Cognitive Impact -- Especial

Seeing is not just believing. Seeing changes what we believe, about ourselves and about other people, including constructions of race. Images are not static. They grab our attention, incite desire, alter our relations to others, and tweak...
(via rss) 22 apr 2018 19:41

Trump Flips Out on NBC's Chuck Todd for Exposing 'Art of the Deal' President as a Lousy Negotiator

Trump positioned himself as the "Art of the Deal" author who is a great businessman and great negotiator. All of that has been proven false. President Donald Trump kicked off Sunday morning with a pair of tweets, including one attacking NBC...
(via rss) 22 apr 2018 18:44

What Putin's Policies Teach Us About Post-Feminist Power

Who really runs the world? The ability to transform yourself – and the cultural expectation that we should – has changed the way we think about authenticity. Today, celebrities are often valued less for their “natural beauty” and more...
(via rss) 21 apr 2018 16:40

Enoch Powell And the Concerning Popularity of His Racist Speech

It's been 50 years since British shadow defense secretary Enoch Powell gave his "rivers of blood" speech on April 20, 1968. It has been 50 years since British shadow defence secretary Enoch Powell gave his "rivers of blood" speech on April 20,...
(via rss) 19 apr 2018 22:19

Would It Be Possible for the U.S. to Win World War III Without Using Nuclear Weapons?

It's time to ban these weapons from the face of the planet. As the US, Russia and China test each other’s patience and strategic focus, speculation about the chances of a world war has hit a new high. But many of the people seriously...
(via rss) 19 apr 2018 20:05

Has Donald Trump Made the World Less Safe for Jews?

The virus of white nationalism is spreading, warns "(((Anti-Semitism)))" author Jonathan Weisman. Earlier this month, a lifetime ago in the Trump administration, an art dealer named Todd Brassner burned to death in a fire at Trump Tower. (The...
(via rss) 19 apr 2018 17:15

America's Petty Policy on Used Clothes for Africa

The United States is currently in the process of suspending Rwanda from its current status under AGOA not because of military coups, but because Rwanda wants to restrict the importation of second-hand clothes that come from the United States. ...
(via rss) 19 apr 2018 14:56

Pakistan's 'Disappeared': The Cost of the War Against the Taliban

Since 2011, a government commission investigating the enforced disappearances has dealt with more than 4,929 cases of Pakistan's "missing people". Rawalpindi/Peshawar, Pakistan - As lightning cuts across the darkened Peshawar sky, Manzoor...
(via rss) 18 apr 2018 23:35

Anti-Rape Protests in India Show a Growing Public Stand Against Sexual Violence

The BJP-led government has let horrible crimes go unpunished for too long. Both stories are horrendous. An eight-year-old girl kidnapped in Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir), then sedated and gang-raped before she was killed. A 17-year-old woman...
(via rss) 18 apr 2018 17:43

The Way You See Color Depends on What Language You Speak

The way we perceive colors can also change during our lifetime. The human eye can physically perceive millions of colours. But we don’t all recognise these colours in the same way.Some people can’t see differences in colours – so called...
(via rss) 18 apr 2018 10:13

It Started Over Lunch and Led to the Exposure of One of the Greatest Scandals in U.S. History

Remarks at the memorial for Bob Parry delivered on Saturday by Brian Barger, who shared many bylines with Bob (and a drink or two) at the Associated Press, uncovering the Iran-Contra scandal -- and provoking the ire of AP editors I remember it...
(via rss) 18 apr 2018 00:02

Protests Break Out in India as the Hindu Right Lessens Protections Against Caste Violence

Dalit rage boils over. Not everyone did, but you could sense it coming, the lava building to a burst. The intensity of it when it did—on April 2—took most Indians by surprise. The immediate trigger for the outpouring was the March 20...
(via rss) 17 apr 2018 21:35

A Former Director for Sean Hannity Left Fox News to Build a Pro-Kremlin Propaganda Network in Russia

This story keeps getting darker. One of Sean Hannity’s former directors — who claims an instrumental role in developing Fox News — moved to Russia to help a sanctioned oligarch start up a right-wing TV network.Jack Hanick,...
(via rss) 17 apr 2018 12:09

Understanding Ecological Grief: Hope and Mourning in the Anthropocene

Climate change has been linked to a range of negative mental health impacts -- including depression, suicidal ideation, post-traumatic stress, as well as feelings of anger, hopelessness, distress, and despair. We are living in a time of...
(via rss) 16 apr 2018 09:19

American Evangelical Pastor on Trial in Turkey -- For Terrorism Charges

A number of US senators and Trump administration officials have lobbied the Turkey government on Andrew Brunson's behalf An American pastor will go on trial in Turkey on Monday on terror-related charges after spending the last one-and-a-half...
(via rss) 16 apr 2018 08:46

Mexico Has Its Own 'Fake News' Crisis -- and Journalists Are Fighting Back

Fake news is everywhere in Mexico, pushed on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter by sham news sites and armies of digital bots. MEXICO CITY — No, a candidate in Mexico's upcoming presidential election did not pose nude with a drag queen. No, the...
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