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24.08.2017

Charlottesville Covers Confederate Statues with Black Fabric as Residents Demand Their Removal

Charlottesville Covers Confederate Statues with Black Fabric as Residents Demand Their Removal

In Charlottesville, Virginia, residents cheered and celebrated as workers covered two Confederate statues — one of General Robert E. Lee, and another of General Stonewall Jackson — with black fabric on Wednesday in order to mourn the death of Heather Heyer, who was killed by a neo-Nazi during a white… »

22.08.2017

University of Texas in Austin Removes 3 Confederate Monuments

University of Texas in Austin Removes 3 Confederate Monuments

In the United States, Confederate statues continue to fall amid nationwide protests against white supremacy and the monuments celebrating the U.S. legacy of slavery and racism. The University of Texas at Austin has removed three statues of Confederate leaders. In an email to students, the university president wrote “We do… »

21.08.2017

Tens of Thousands March Against White Supremacy in Boston & Other U.S. Cities

Tens of Thousands March Against White Supremacy in Boston & Other U.S. Cities

Massive protests against white supremacy spread across the United States over the weekend, as tens of thousands of people took to the streets from coast to coast to condemn violent white nationalist groups and to call for the removal of Confederate monuments and other statues memorializing slavery and racism. In… »

15.08.2017

Latin America Outraged by Trump’s Threat of U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela

Latin America Outraged by Trump’s Threat of U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela

Vice President Mike Pence is in Colombia today for his first stop in a regional tour, where he and the Trump administration are facing widespread opposition to President Trump’s threat of launching a possible U.S. military intervention in Venezuela. President Donald Trump: “We have many options for Venezuela. And, by… »

11.08.2017

Elected Officials Condemn Trump’s Nuclear Threats Against North Korea

Elected Officials Condemn Trump’s Nuclear Threats Against North Korea

President Trump on Thursday ramped up his threats of hitting North Korea with “fire and fury.” In a letter delivered to the State Department Thursday, 62 House Democrats called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to de-escalate tensions, calling Trump’s words “belligerent” and “reckless.” Elsewhere, a group of Korean-American elected… »

10.08.2017

Peace Activists Protest Outside White House Calling for Negotiations with N. Korea

Peace Activists Protest Outside White House Calling for Negotiations with N. Korea

Outside the White House, protesters called Wednesday for the Trump administration to negotiate a solution to the North Korea crisis. Under the so-called freeze-for-a-freeze deal, North Korea would temporarily halt nuclear and missile tests in return for a reduced American military presence in the Korean Peninsula. This is peace activist… »

05.08.2017

U.S. Justice Department to Cut Funds to Cities over Immigration Policies

U.S. Justice Department to Cut Funds to Cities over Immigration Policies

Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved Thursday to cut off federal aid to four cities accused by the Justice Department of failing to turn over jailed immigrants to federal immigration authorities. The move will deny funds from a program combating drug trafficking and gang violence to the cities of Baltimore, Maryland;… »

26.07.2017

Iowa: 2 Catholic Workers Say They Sabotaged Dakota Access Pipeline

Iowa: 2 Catholic Workers Say They Sabotaged Dakota Access Pipeline

In Iowa, two Catholic Workers said Monday they had carried out multiple acts of sabotage aimed at stopping the construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which stretches from North Dakota through South Dakota, Iowa and into Illinois. Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya said that on Election Day last… »

19.07.2017

Top Gov’t Ethics Watchdog: U.S. is “Close to Laughingstock”

Top Gov’t Ethics Watchdog: U.S. is “Close to Laughingstock”

The director of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub Jr., says the Trump administration has so undermined ethical standards that the United States is “pretty close to a laughingstock at this point.” Shaub is resigning today. He’s been critical of President Trump on a slew of issues, including Trump’s… »

14.07.2017

A further blow to Democracy in Brazil? Glenn Greenwald on conviction of Lula ahead of 2018 election

A further blow to Democracy in Brazil? Glenn Greenwald on conviction of Lula ahead of 2018 election

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been convicted on corruption charges and sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison. Lula, widely considered one of Brazil’s most popular political figures, is the front-runner in the 2018 elections. We look at how this development could impact his presidential bid, and… »

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