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The Supreme Court’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Decision Is Terrifying
I’m a U.S. citizen. I’m also Muslim. And the Supreme Court decision on the Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban scares me. In a June 26 ruling, the court decided to leave in place parts of the Muslim ban while the merits of the case are debated, effectively barring individuals from six Muslim-...
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Google Fine Shows EU 'Way Ahead' of US on Reining in Massive Corporations
In a move commentators characterized as a " promising " step in the direction of regulating and reining in large and powerful tech firms, the European Commission on Tuesday slapped Google with a $2.7 billion fine for violating antitrust rules and "abus[ing] its market dominance." "American...
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America at War Since 9/11
The headlines arrive in my inbox day after day: “ U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria killed hundreds of civilians, U.N. panel says.” “ Pentagon wants to declare more parts of world as temporary battlefields.” “ The U.S. was supposed to leave Afghanistan by 2017. Now it might take decades.” There are so...
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Trump’s Chaos is Covering for Stealth Escalation Overseas
While Washington is fixated on President Trump’s tweets, antics, lies and Russiagate, the administration is ramping up a stealth escalation of our military involvement across the Middle East. As Naomi Klein warns , Trump’s “rolling shock of the chaos and spectacle” distracts from radical actions...
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'Arrogant, Intolerant, Dangerous': Survey Shows What the World Thinks of Trump
President Donald Trump's approval ratings in the United States have been described as " historically low ," and according to a new global survey published by Pew Research Center , he is not faring much better overseas. "In the eyes of most people surveyed around the world, the White House's new...
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US Occupation of Afghanistan 'The Main Obstacle' to Peace: Taliban
The U.S. occupation of Afghanistan is "the main obstacle" to peace, the Taliban's leader said Friday. In his comments to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada also denounced the plan to increase number of U.S. troops in the country, and accused the U.S. and...
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Embracing Need for 'WWII Style Mobilization,' California Set to Go Big on Climate
Following news that legislation aiming to power California solely with renewable energy by 2045 passed the state Senate , bestselling author Naomi Klein joined Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz and community leaders on Wednesday in calling for a "World War II-scale mobilization" to combat...
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Biggest Banks Fueling Climate Disaster With Billions Poured Into 'Extreme Fossil Fuels'
Threatening a climate-stable planet, the world's biggest banks are continuing business-as-usual by continuing to provide funding for "extreme fossil fuels." So finds the latest Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card —produced by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Sierra Club, and Oil Change...
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Israel vs. the United Nations: The Nikki Haley Doctrine
The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, seems to be championing a single cause: Israel. When Haley speaks about Israel, her language is not merely emotive nor tailored to fit the need of a specific occasion. Rather, her words are resolute, consistent and are matched by a...
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Day of Rage: London Marchers Denounce 'Corporate Manslaughter' of Grenfell Tower Victims
Outraged Londoners took to the streets of their city on Wednesday to express solidarity with the victims of the recent Grenfell Tower fire and voice anger at the government policies they argue led to the disaster. The "Day of Rage" march, which is taking place on the hottest day of the year so far...
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