18 May 2018

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

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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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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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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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Questions of representation

What happened to Sardar Patel’s promised peace for Muslims and Christians?   [ 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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"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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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Rep. Barbara Lee Denounces "Most Extreme Effort to Roll Back Women's Healthcare in Decades"

Andrea Germanos, staff writerRep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and fellow pro-choice members of Congress shot back at the Trump administration's new proposal to strip...   [ 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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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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Saudi Arabia: Women’s Rights Advocates Arrested

Expand Video screengrab of Lujain al-Hathloul driving her car. ©...   [ 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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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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