Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A bill in Ireland to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking , passed the first stage of approval on Thursday as lawmakers voted it through the country's House of Representatives (Dáil Éireann). According to the Irish Examiner , several attempts by opponents to delay or block the bill from being heard failed. It was introduced to parliament by Fine...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Turkish soldiers use water cannon on Syrian refugees  (Photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)
Global warming has the potential to "completely destabilize" the planet,...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A damaged classroom at a school after it was hit in an air strike in the village of Hass, in the south of Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on October 26, 2016. (Photo: Omar haj kadour/AFP)
Twenty-two children and six teachers were killed after a school in Idlib, Syria...


Sick of our electoral debacle? Check out Iceland, where the radical Pirate Party is improbably poised to win their election with a quarter of Icelanders' support, more than any other party. Riding a wave of post-Panama-Papers rage at corrupt business as usual, the Pirates would reject the two governing parties to form a coalition with small progressive ones to work for direct democracy, free speech and transparency. Their rubric: “We are not here to gain power. We are here to distribute power.”
We can't do it without you!

Fundraising Sidebar

Sign-up for Newsletter