12 May 2017

All the news for 12 May 2017 [ 211 news items | Now showing page 1 of 11 ]

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Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mother's Day

Black Lives Matter has a big gift for some moms this Mother's Day—their freedom. Groups affiliated with the police and criminal justice reform movement h...   [ continue reading...]

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Norway’s largest trade union federation endorses full boycott of Israel to advance Palestinian human rights 

Today, the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions, representing close to one million workers, endorsed a full boycott of Israel to achieve Palestinian rights u...   [ continue reading...]

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On Black Mama's Bail Out Day, "Goal is to Free Our People from These Cages" Before Mother's Day

On Thursday, racial justice groups began bailing women out of jail as part of a nationwide "Black Mama's Bail Out Day." The effort, taking place in nearly 20 ci...   [ continue reading...]

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California Rep. Ro Khanna Joins Justice Democrats

A wing of the Democratic Party inspired by Bernie Sanders’ political ideals, the group opposes corporate influence in politics. Critics note that Khanna g...   [ continue reading...]

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US Imposes Sanctions on Pakistan-Based Extremists

The sanctions have been slapped to disrupt the funding of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its front for charitable activities, the Jamaat-ud-Dawah, the Taliban, Jamaa...   [ continue reading...]

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Jan Gan Man Ki Baat Episode 51: Violence in Saharanpur and FCRA

In the fifty-first episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the violence between the Dalit and Thakur communities in Saharanpur and the Foreign Contr...   [ continue reading...]

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Reversing Progress, Sessions Order Embraces 'Vicious Cycle of Incarceration'

Lauren McCauley, staff writerIn a bid to revive the failed War on Drugs, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a sweeping memorandum on Friday directing prosecu...   [ continue reading...]

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Donald Trump Orders "Election Integrity" Commission Headed by Architects of Voter Suppression

Voting rights activists are expressing alarm after President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday creating a "Presidential Advisory Commission on Ele...   [ continue reading...]

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Donald Trump Is Waging a War on Workers

Robert L. BorosageOn almost every measure, Trump is making life worse for the working class.   [ continue reading...]

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What Some of Our Greatest Writers Are Reading to Stay Sane in the Age of Trump

Almost as interesting as what our favorite authors write is what they read, and why. We asked more than two dozen—authors, bloggers, essayists, poets, co...   [ continue reading...]

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House Democrats Demand That White House Turn Over Any Tapes of James Comey

Two top Democrats are demanding that the White House turn over any recordings of conversations between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Com...   [ continue reading...]

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Picking up the Threads of Struggle

Two years ago, the Baltimore Uprising exploded following the police murder of Freddie Gray. Since then, Black Lives Matter has become a major political force in...   [ continue reading...]

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No Muslim Ban, Not Ever, with Murad Awawdeh

May 8th kicked off a week of action to raise awareness and continue the resistance against the Muslim and refugee bans. The courts and the country need to hear...   [ continue reading...]

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Hackers breach computers in 12 countries using stolen NSA tools

Extensive cyberattacks hit computer networks across Eurasia Friday, forcing hospitals to evacuate and relocate emergency patients.Patrick Ward, 47, a sales dire...   [ continue reading...]

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The Delicate Art of Diplomacy in the Trump Era is Being Left to Military Generals

We are looking at the demise of diplomacy with America's State Department on life support. United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the leading d...   [ continue reading...]

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NITI Aayog Vs Modi: Disagreement on Affordable Drugs Widens

NITI Aayog's research on drug deregulation continues unabated, even as two Union ministers have said they will follow the prime minister's vision on affordable...   [ continue reading...]

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Myanmar Arrests Two Buddhist Nationalists Accused of Targeting Muslims

The arrests came after nationalists led by the Patriotic Monks Union raided flats in a Yangon district with a large Muslim population leading to scuffles. The p...   [ continue reading...]

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Q&A: Can Black America Stay Strong Under Trump?

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial speaks about the 2017 State of Black America report at the National Urb...   [ continue reading...]

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Here's What the Trump Administration Did This Week While All Eyes Were on Comey

It's been James Comey week, and rightly so: President Donald Trump's firing of the FBI director threatens the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2...   [ continue reading...]

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Spicer Shuts Down Questions on Trump Tweet During Friday Press Briefing

By Common Dreams staff / Common Dreams The White House press secretary demurs when asked if there are “recording devices in the Oval Office” and cla...   [ continue reading...]

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