09 February 2017

All the news for 09 February 2017 [ 258 news items | Now showing page 1 of 13 ]

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Human Slaughterhouse: Amnesty International Says Up to 13,000 Hanged at Syrian Prison

Amnesty International has released a shocking report claiming as many as 13,000 people—mostly civilians—have been hanged in a Syrian government mili...   [ continue reading...]

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Here We Go Again

The South Korea Olympics will kick off one year today. Will they face the same popular resistance as Rio?   [ continue reading...]

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Through the Looking Glass: How Can We Recognize Our Friends in the Mixed-Up World of Donald Trump?

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, in a photo taken on February 10, 2011. (Photo: Gage Skidmore) You know you're living in a looking-glass world when former Vi...   [ continue reading...]

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Syrian Refugee Crisis Linked to Rampant Torture, Disappearances & Arrests of Civilian Population

Amnesty International's report on prison hangings at Saydnaya prison was published less than two weeks after President Trump signed an executive order banning r...   [ continue reading...]

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EPA Employees Speak Out Against Pruitt and Trump's Anti-Science Agenda

Sierra Club's Jack Darin and PEER's Jeff Ruch say that the workers who toil in anonymity are now on the streets protesting against Trump's nominee and the threa...   [ continue reading...]

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Which Foreign Group Will the Trump Administration Designate as a Terrorist Organization Next?

The White House is considering officially designating more groups as foreign terrorist organizations, including the Muslim Brotherhood—one of the Middle E...   [ continue reading...]

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Deutsche Bank Remains Trump’s Biggest Conflict of Interest Despite Settlements

by Jesse Eisinger If you measure President Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest by the amount of...   [ continue reading...]

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How to Oppose the Coming Tide of Right-Wing Planned Parenthood Protests

A demonstrator wears a sticker in support of Planned Parenthood at a rally in New York City on February 26, 2011. (Photo: Charlotte Cooper) Opponents of women'...   [ continue reading...]

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Attempts to Silence Elizabeth Warren Backfire on GOP

Warren's reading of Coretta Scott King's 1986 letter shed light on Jeff Session's prosecution of voting rights activists and highlighted the need for massive op...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Administration May Shut Down EPA's Enforcement Arm

Nika Knight, staff writerThe Trump administration is considering eradicating the enforcement arm of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reported Inside E...   [ continue reading...]

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Los Angeles City Council Prepares Defenses Against Trump’s Policies

  Los Angeles City Hall. (Kansas Sebastian / CC 2.0) Los Angeles City Council members have been vocal about their opposition to many of the Trump ad...   [ continue reading...]

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Lockheed says US May Take ‘Fresh Look’ at its Plan to Set Up F-16 Plant in India

The US company is keen to switch F-16 production to India, as long as the Indian government agrees to order hundreds of the planes, but concedes it needs to get...   [ continue reading...]

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Appeals Court Rules Against President Trump, Keeping Immigration Ban on Hold for Now

By Common Dreams staff The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sides with lower court’s ruling, saying that reinstituting the ban would do more harm than keeping...   [ continue reading...]

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The World-Ending Fire

Wendell Berry’s formula for a good life and a good community is simple and pleasingly unoriginal. Slow down. Pay attention. Do good work. Love your neighb...   [ continue reading...]

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Polls Bring Little Hope for Muzaffarnagar’s Gangrape Survivors

Of the seven cases that were filed after the 2013 riots, two are yet to go to trial while no convictions have been made in the others. The post Polls Bring Litt...   [ continue reading...]

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Billions Are Being Divested from Banks that are Backing the Dakota Access Pipeline

Thousands rally across the country to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline as two city councils have voted to divest billions billion from the project   [ continue reading...]

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'Sessions Watch' Begins as Chorus Promises to Hold AG Accountable

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer"If Jeff Sessions turns a blind eye while [Trump] violates the Constitution or breaks the law, he'll hear from all of us," says Sen....   [ continue reading...]

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Elizabeth Warren Blasts GOP for Silencing Reading of Coretta Scott King Letter

Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined The Daily Show on Wednesday to condemn Republicans for suppressing her reading of a letter written by Coretta Scott King...   [ continue reading...]

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"Made Me Feel We Were Back in 1950s" Coretta Scott King Memoirist on Silencing of Elizabeth Warren

The Senate has confirmed Jeff Sessions as the United States attorney general after a 52-47 vote Wednesday evening. Sessions's confirmation has faced widespread...   [ continue reading...]

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With Executive Order on Policing, Trump Declares Racialized War on Dissent

President Trump's recent executive order on policing can be read as an official authorization from one white supremacist (Steve Bannon) to another (Jeff Session...   [ continue reading...]

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