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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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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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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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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Texas Governor Who Recently Blamed Gun Violence on Godlessness Now Says He’ll Do Something

At a press briefing Friday afternoon, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who has traditionally been a staunch gun rights supporter, called the Santa Fe...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Killing Gaza’: A New Documentary on Palestinians Under Siege

In their new film “Killing Gaza,” journalists Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal capture the harrowing stories of Palestinians who survived the 2014 Israe...   [ continue reading...]

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'Reality Check': Report Shows 'Staggering' Failure to Protect Biodiversity as Humans Threaten Third of Nature Reserves

Jessica Corbett, staff writerIn what's being called a "stunning reality check," a new study published in the journal Science reveals that despite...   [ continue reading...]

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Pope Bashes Global Financial System, Blasting 'Ticking Time Bomb' Derivatives, Rampant Inequality

Andrea Germanos, staff writerThe Pope just took aim at the global financial system, taking particular swipes at "ticking time bomb" derivatives, offshore tax ha...   [ continue reading...]

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Facebook is Enlisting These Disinformation Detection Pros to Fight Fake News

Facebook has taken another step to reassure users and regulators in the wake of its central roles in Russia’s 2016 election disinformation campaign and th...   [ continue reading...]

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There’s a 700,000-Case Backlog in Immigration Courts. Jeff Sessions Just Decided to Pile On More.

Over the past 10 years, the backlog in America’s immigration courts has nearly quadrupled to roughly 700,000 cases. On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Ses...   [ continue reading...]

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Jared, Boy-Peacemaker!

The ceremonial opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem seemed to be the diplomatic equivalent of peeing on the bed where Obama once slept.   [ continue reading...]

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Interdisciplinarity and Social Ecological Systems

If we are to understand how social-ecological resource systems can be better governed, we need to come out of our narrow academic cubicles and interact with oth...   [ 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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Military Boycott is Key to Countering Israeli Brutality

Military Boycott is Key to Countering Israeli Brutality seema Fri, 05/18/2018 - 20:02 Apoorva of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement tal...   [ continue reading...]

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The Economy Is Too Important to Leave to the Economists

In a new book addressed to his daughter, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explains capitalism well but fails to empathize with its victims.   [ continue reading...]

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Flip Charts Send Woman Into Therapy

Huh? Jordan Peterson, a University of Toronto psychology professor turned YouTube philosopher turned mystical father figure, has emerged as an influential thoug...   [ continue reading...]

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“I’ve Always Kind of Felt Like Eventually It Was Going to Happen Here Too”

Shortly after at least eight people were killed inside Santa Fe High School in Texas Friday, a 17-year-old student who survived the shooting appeared on ABC&rsq...   [ continue reading...]

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Subway Woes? Don't Blame Workers

If you believe in the importance of a free and independent press, take a moment to support Truthout's news and analysis by making a donation now! "Dirty, delay...   [ continue reading...]

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The royal wedding: a grateful subject gives thanks

Never mind austerity, feast on the joy that is a royal wedding and stop moaning, says Jonathan Maunders   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Cruel Plan to Rip Kids Away From Parents

The president continues to use racist, anti-immigrant language as his government imposes harshly punitive practices on undocumented immigrants, tearing apart fa...   [ continue reading...]

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