18 May 2018

All the news for 18 May 2018 [ 151 news items | Now showing page 1 of 8 ]

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Multiple Fatalities, Two Suspects Detained in Shooting at Texas High School

Julia Conley, staff writerAt least nine people were killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas on Friday morning, 35 miles southeast of Hou...   [ continue reading...]

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Questions of representation

What happened to Sardar Patel’s promised peace for Muslims and Christians?   [ continue reading...]

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Heritage peacebuilding in Iraq

After years of funding being pumped to Iraq’s NGO sector based on US military needs, local civil society is...   [ continue reading...]

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As UN Approves War Crimes Probe, Human Rights Chief Rips Israel's "Horrifying" Massacre of Palestinians

Jake Johnson, staff writerIn a scathing speech on Friday just hours before the United Nations Human Rights Council voted overwhelmingly to dispatch "internation...   [ continue reading...]

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Sanders Slams US Inequality as Report Finds Nearly Half of Americans Can't Afford Basic Necessities

Jessica Corbett, staff writer"Is that really the kind of society we want to be living in?" says Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).   [ continue reading...]

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Balancing conflicting claims

The 15th Finance Commission has to take a call on the degree of equalisation that’s feasible   [ continue reading...]

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Oakland: The New Gold Standard in Community Control of Police Surveillance

There is a new gold standard in the movement to require transparency and community engagement before local police departments are permitted to acquire or use su...   [ continue reading...]

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How Weakened US Fossil Fuel Regulations Threaten Environmental Justice in Colorado

The news and analysis at Truthout go way beyond the talking points. You can contribute to the creation of independent, insightful journalism by making a donatio...   [ continue reading...]

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‘They’re Coming for Roger Stone’: Former Prosecutor Explains What Mueller May Have on Trump's Fiery Ally

"He's been a shady character from day one in this investigation." Yet another associate of conservative provocateur Roger Stone has been subpoenaed by the...   [ continue reading...]

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HOW TO END PARTISAN GERRYMANDERINGOne of the biggest challenges...

HOW TO END PARTISAN GERRYMANDERINGOne of the biggest challenges to our democracy occurs when states draw congressional district lines with the principal goal of...   [ continue reading...]

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Oklahoma and Kansas Enact Anti-LGBT Laws

In 2018, dozens of anti-LGBT bills have been introduced in state legislatures across the US. Remarkably, none of them have become law - until now. Over the past...   [ continue reading...]

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Donald Trump Really Shouldn't Have Run for President

US President Donald Trump speaks at the East Room of the White House May 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images) Special counsel Robert M...   [ continue reading...]

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"Alarming": Facebook Teams Up With Think-Tank Funded by Saudi Arabia and Military Contractors to "Protect" Democracy

Jake Johnson, staff writerIn a new project Facebook insists is a completely objective and nonpartisan effort to root out what it deems "disinformation," the soc...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for May 18, 2018

Gina Haspel Confirmed as CIA Director, Despite Her Record on Torture, Trump Says North Korea's Kim Jong-un Could Suffer Same Fate as Gaddafi, Trump to Cut Funds...   [ continue reading...]

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There’s nothing ‘post-racial’ about the Royal Wedding

Some may herald the Royal Wedding as a triumph for racial equality - but that depends on a total misunderstanding of how racism works. By Dr Remi Joseph-Salisbu...   [ continue reading...]

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JNU Introduces a Study on “Islamic Terrorism”, Students’ Union Objects

JNU Introduces a Study on “Islamic Terrorism”, Students’ Union Objects seema Sat, 05/19/2018 - 16:02   [ continue reading...]

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Here's the #1 Factor Experts Say Accounts for High Number of Mass Shootings in the US

Welcome to the world of environmental criminology. Canadians are reputed to be polite. But that isn’t a very compelling argument for why the lone wo...   [ continue reading...]

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Grass Planting Reduces Soil Erosion, Risk of Landslides in Rohingya Refugee Camps

Over two million vetiver grass plants have been distributed by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in the past two weeks to reduce soil erosion and the risk of landsl...   [ continue reading...]

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Politicians Dash Hopes for Justice in Tunisia

Time is running out for justice in Tunisia. The mandate of the Truth and Dignity Commission, set up in 2014 to inv...   [ continue reading...]

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Rudy Giuliani Can’t Handle This 1998 Clip of Him Blowing Up His Own Trump Claims

As President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani has repeatedly argued that a sitting president does not have to comply with a subpoena, asserting that i...   [ continue reading...]

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