All News Articles for 2017-08

Thursday, August 31, 2017
#PayUpCorps Campaign Highlights All Nation Could Do If Corporations Paid Their Fair Share
"We could have free higher education, universal healthcare, and decent infrastructure...or we could keep giving corporations tax breaks."
Read more
"Any lasting peace in Afghanistan must be secured through diplomacy," said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) last week. Adding to Record Casualties Under Trump, US Bombing Kills 11 Afghan Civilians
"United Nations figures showed a 43 percent spike in civilian casualties from both Afghan and U.S. airstrikes in the first half of the year."
Read more
Hundreds of immigration advocates and supporters attended a rally and march to Trump Tower in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on August 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Trump Warned: 'If You End DACA, We Will Make Your Life Impossible'
"The end of DACA would rip apart families, instill fear in communities, make our nation less safe, and hurt our economy."
Read more
stop profits protest sign The Sinister Side Effect of Amazing New Cancer Drug: One Dose Costs Nearly $500K
Revolutionary new therapy could "transform medicine" and cure kids battling leukemia... for an incredible price.
Read more
Trump's brand of populism was named as a major threat to scientific advances in a survey of 50 Nobel Laureates. Nobel Prize Winners Name Trump and His 'Ignorance' as Top Threats to World Population
Laureates have grave concerns about Trump's anti-science agenda as well as his recent rhetoric on nuclear war
Read more
"Chemical companies are notoriously opaque when it comes to sharing information about their chemicals with the public," notes Natasha Geiling of ThinkProgress. Downplaying Risks, Texas Sheriff Says Inhaling Chemical Plume Like 'Standing Over Campfire'
"Toxicity is a relative thing," said an Arkema executive
Read more
A group of Nashville residents released a statement affirming that their city embraces LGBTQ rights, contrary to an evangelical Christian "Nashville Statement," released Tuesday. 'Accurate Nashville Statement' Embraces LGBTQ With Love to Counter Bigoted Hate
After Christian leaders release anti-LGBTQ "Nashville Statement," residents stand up for city's inclusive values
Read more
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris speaks before a town hall at Holman United Methodist Church on April 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 'The Right Thing to Do': Kamala Harris to Co-Sponsor Bernie's Medicare for All Bill
"There's certainly momentum and energy around" single payer, Harris said
Read more
Immigrant rights activists holds sign Relief for Immigrants as Court Blocks "Patently Unconstitutional" Law in Texas
As the state struggles with the aftermath of Harvey, ruling offers temporary relief to undocumented immigrants
Read more
An oil refinery is seen before the arrival of Hurricane Harvey on August 25, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas. As Hurricane Harvey comes ashore many of the countries oil refineries are in its path and have had to shut down. Toxic Plume Threatens After Explosions at Arkema Chemical Plant in Texas
"People don't know what's seeping into their air and their homes."
Read more
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Joe Arpaio, pardoned last week after being convicted of contempt of court, was one of President Trump's most loyal surrogates while he campaigned for the presidency in 2016. 'A Gross Injustice': House Democrats and Legal Group Challenge Arpaio Pardon
Trump's pardon of sheriff, found guilty of racially profiling Latinos, "is disrespectful to the rule of law"
Read more
Internal Documents Reveal Right-Wing Plan to Strike Public Unions With 'Mortal Blow'
The goal: 'Defund and defang' unions to kill progressive political efforts nationwide
Read more
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka As Workers Ditch Trump, Trumka Slams White House Full of 'Racists' and 'Wall Streeters'
Labor leader says unions no longer optimistic about working with Trump administration because "we haven't seen the things that we were hopeful about that we could work with him on"
Read more
Erik Prince, former chairman of the Prince Group, LLC and Blackwater USA, testifies during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill. New York Times Slammed for Running 'Advertorial' by Notorious War Profiteer
"Why is the New York Times op-ed page publishing Erik Prince's sales pitch for more mercenaries?"
Read more
As Major Floods Devastate Across Globe, Warnings That Bigger Storms 'Are on the Way'
"This is an unnatural disaster fueled by the reckless climate denial that is a hallmark of this administration," 350.org said of Hurricane Harvey
Read more
While military officials have advocated for diplomacy amid rising tensions with North Korea, President Trump on Wednesday declared that negotiations are "not the answer." In Direct Affront to Diplomacy, Trump Declares 'Talking Is Not the Answer!'
What U.S. president doesn't understand about North Korea, says one critic, "is that this isn't a reality show, where tension and drama are good for ratings."
Read more
"Make no mistake, what Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are proposing is not tax reform," Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness (AFT), said in a statement on Tuesday. As Trump Begins Tax Reform Push, Critics Rip Plan as Fact-Free, Trickle-Down 'Scam'
"Big corporations don't need a tax cut—what they need is to start paying their fair share of taxes."
Read more
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein UN Human Rights Chief Questions If Trump Fomenting Violence Against Journalists
"A cornerstone of the U.S. Constitution," says Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, "is now itself under attack from the president."
Read more
At the Republican National Convention in 2016, Ivanka Trump spoke about strides her father's administration would take towards furthering women's equality in the workplace. Ivanka Defends Trump Administration's "All-Out Attack on Equal Pay"
Civil rights and women's groups decry "shameful" decision to nix rule to track wage discrimination
Read more
"People are so afraid of Google now," said Barry Lynn of Open Markets. Google Accused of Pushing Think Tank to Squash Critic of Corporate Power
"Google is very aggressive in throwing its money around Washington and Brussels, and then pulling the strings."
Read more
protest in favor of net neutrality With Midnight Deadline, Final Push to Thwart Trump's Attack on Net Neutrality
Wednesday is the final day to tell the Federal Communications Commission that "g iant corporations shouldn't dictate how we use the internet."
Read more
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
President Trump visited Corpus Christi, Texas on Tuesday for a briefing on Hurricane Harvey, and met with supporters following a meeting with officials. No Mention of the Victims, But 'What a Turnout!' Trump Declares in Texas
"Even one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history is just another campaign rally to Trump."
Read more
The canned foods section of a Walmart store was almost empty as people prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Harvey on August 24, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Stores Accused of Price Gouging in Wake of Hurricane Harvey
"Best Buy doesn't need to sell water at $43 a case. They don't need the money."
Read more
As Historic Flooding Grips Texas, Groups Demand Nuclear Plant Be Shut Down
"This storm and flood is absolutely without precedent even before adding the possibility of a nuclear accident that could further imperil millions of people who are already battling for their lives."
Read more
Weeks before Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area, President Trump announced a rollback of Obama-era regulations aimed at keeping federally-funded projects out of flood zones. Group Vows to Expose Why Trump Ditched Flood-Protection Rule
"The death and destruction in south Texas offer a grim preview of the human cost of Trump’s denial of science."
Read more
People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. 'A Class of Its Own': No Storm in US History Has Unleashed More Rain Than Hurricane Harvey
"The 3-to-4 day rainfall totals are simply mind-blowing."
Read more
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech during the opening of the winter session of the Knesset, Israel's Parliament. Flouting International Law, Netanyahu Says West Bank Settlements Will Remain 'Forever'
"Israel finally admits it will never remove illegal settlements from occupied West Bank."
Read more
Protesters in Florida gathered in Florida earlier this month to demand a diplomatic approach to tensions with Kim Jong-un's regime. While Most Crave Diplomacy, Trump Warns 'All Options on Table' for North Korea
Most Americans favor non-military approach to tensions with North Korea
Read more
An oil refinery is seen before the arrival of Hurricane Harvey on August 25, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Harvey Triggers 'Unbearable' Pollution as Refineries Spew Cancer-Causing Chemicals
"Air pollution is one of the unseen dangers of the storm."
Read more
Monday, August 28, 2017
Michael Moore predicted a Trump win in 2016, and is warning that despite low approval ratings, the president could win a second term in 2020. Warning Against Complacency, Michael Moore Says Trump Could Win Again in 2020
Trump's poll numbers are low—but no lower than they were just before he won the 2016 election
Read more
Extreme Storms Like Harvey and Climate Change: 'This Is the New Reality'
"This is the new reality. And the challenge is how we address it. How rapidly we're going to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy."
Read more
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks to reporters after attending a healthcare bill meeting with fellow Republican senators at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 19, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 'Two-Faced' Texas GOP Seeking Hurricane Relief After Rejecting Sandy Aid
Ted Cruz, who voted against a relief package for states impacted by Hurricane Sandy, urged President Trump on Friday to quickly deliver aid to Texas
Read more
The National Guard arrived in Houston over the weekend to rescue residents, many of whom hadn't been able to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Harvey's landfall. With Enormous Harvey Damage, Naomi Klein Warns Against 'Disaster Capitalism' Redux
Now is exactly the time to speak out against free-market exploitation, says author of 'The Shock Doctrine'
Read more
Illinois passes automatic voter registration. (Photo: Sandor Weisz/flickr/cc) In 'Huge Leap Forward,' Illinois Becomes 10th State With Automatic Voter Registration
"This is what democracy looks like!"
Read more
"This is an appalling attack on our service members; it is about bigotry rather than military readiness, reason or science," Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said of Trump's transgender ban. ACLU Sues Trump Over 'Appalling' and 'Bigoted' Transgender Ban
"Every claim made by the President Trump to justify this ban can be easily debunked by the conclusions drawn from the Department of Defense's own review process."
Read more
Drones Offer Devastating Footage of Damage Harvey Has Wrought
As flood waters continue to rise, aerial footage reveals a region devastated by historic rains, swelling bayous, and inundated coastline
Read more
The Mexican Army provided humanitarian relief to Katrina refugees in San Antonio in 2005. On Sunday, Mexico offered aid to the U.S. again as Hurricane Harvey hit Houston. As Trump Bullies Over Border Wall, Mexico Offers Aid for Harvey Victims
The United States' southern neighbor responded with diplomacy to the president's latest Twitter attack
Read more
Protestors confront a convoy of Missouri National Guard humvees as they drive near the Ferguson police station on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. In 'Open Effort to Escalate Racial Tensions,' Trump to Fully Militarize Police
Trump's plan to reverse ban on transfer of military equipment to police denounced by civil rights groups as "exceptionally dangerous and irresponsible"
Read more
Sunday, August 27, 2017
rescue boat 'Unprecedented' Rainfall and 'Catastrophic' Flooding Devastate the Gulf Coast
"There is very little doubt that Texas is in for one of the worst rainfall and flood events in its history."
Read more
Charlottesville Coalition to March 10 Days to DC to Confront White Supremacy
"We know that this is a very dangerous moment in our nation's history, a moment that requires action."
Read more
Saturday, August 26, 2017
 San Francisco's streets Thousands of San Franciscans Celebrate After Far-Right Group Cancels Rally
Bay Area residents gathered in support of "equal rights for all," marched against white supremacy, and even dressed as clowns to "spread joy, love, and celebrate living in diversity."
Read more
Hurricane Harvey Trump's "Pioneering" Hurricane News Dump Fails to Prevent Controversy
"This Friday night news dump in the middle of a category 4 hurricane will be taught in political classes for years."
Read more
Former sheriff Joe Arpaio 'Law Is Dead in America': Presidential Pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio Widely Condemned
"Trump's pardon of Arpaio is an official endorsement on racial profiling and the abuse of immigrants and people of color."
Read more
Friday, August 25, 2017
The group Tax March is behind a new campaign urging voters to demand an end to tax cuts for the wealthy. 'Not One Penny' More Ads Target GOP Over Tax Cuts for Rich
"The American people are sick and tired of the wealthy and well-connected not paying their fair share."
Read more
Riot police use water cannons during clashes with protesters against the G20 summit on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. Warnings of Slippery Slope Fulfilled as Germany Shutters Anti-Capitalist Website
"This is what advocates of censorship are spawning."
Read more
DACA rally Outside Trump's White House, Dreamers Vow to 'Fight Like Hell' to Defend DACA
"This is all one and the same fight, and it's part of Trump's white supremacist agenda."
Read more
President Ronald Reagan, whose administration saw a five percent drop in American workers' union membership, is being inducted into the Department of Labor's Hall of Honor. Trump Labor Department to Honor Anti-Labor President Ronald Reagan
Announcement of Reagan's induction into the Hall of Honor leaves out his firing of 11,000 striking workers
Read more
Warnings Pile Up Against Trump's Really Horrible Pick for Top USDA Scientist
Trump pushing for Sam Clovis to serve as the USDA's top scientist is "a direct attack on science and our food and farm system," coalition says
Read more
Bernie Sanders, Nation's Highest Profile Socialist, Once Again Voted Most Popular
Sanders has repeatedly topped the charts on similar surveys and can now safely claim being the nation's most liked politician
Read more
Responding to the CareerBuilder report on Twitter, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, argued the results show the urgent need for "strong unions" and "an economy that works for us," not merely the wealthiest. 'Time to Redistribute Wealth': 1% Thriving While 78% Living Paycheck to Paycheck
As President Trump flaunts booming stock market, most U.S. workers as vulnerable as ever
Read more
Planned Parenthood supporters Defunding Clinics, GOP Governor "Throws Women Under the Bus" in South Carolina
Facing a tough primary challenge, Gov. Henry McMaster accused of "political stunt" for banning public funds for state's abortion clinics
Read more
CBP and ICE suspended border patrol operations during two recent hurricane evacuations, but they have not been given orders to do so as Hurricane Harvey approaches Southeast Texas. 'Positively Evil': Immigrant Checkpoints to Remain Open as Harvey Forces Evacuations
"Safety should be a priority regardless of immigration status."
Read more
Leave your dog poop on Crissy Field event photo Rightwing Protesters to Be Welcomed in San Francisco... With Piles of Dog Poop
Bay Area dog owners plan to let their pets do their business on Crissy Field ahead of a rightwing rally planned for Saturday
Read more
"There is a huge environmental risk to this storm," writes The New Republic's Emily Atkins. With Trump in Charge, Heightened Fears of a Hurricane Harvey Petrochemical Nightmare
The president's aggressive deregulatory push "has increased the risk of environmental disaster without increasing disaster preparation"
Read more
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Indigenous groups fought for years for national monument designation for Utah's Bears Ears region—which is now in danger of being reduced in size following an Interior Department recommendation. In Latest 'Giveaway to Corporate Polluters,' Zinke Calls for Carving Up National Monuments
"Another in a long line of blatant handouts to the oil and gas industry," says green group
Read more
As Calls Grow, Former Adviser Warns of Armed 'Insurrection' If Trump Impeached
GOP operative Roger Stone declares that any lawmaker voting for president's removal "would be endangering their own life"
Read more
overview of plan 100% Renewable Roadmaps for 139 Nations Reveal Far-Reaching Benefits
This proposal "helps push forward a conversation within and between the scientific, policy, and business communities about how to envision and plan for a decarbonized economy."
Read more
"In the case of North Carolina, the court found that the legislature targeted African-American voters with 'almost surgical precision.' This is despicable," Schumer writes. Schumer: GOP Disavowal of Racism Empty If 'Despicable' Assault on Voting Rights Continues
The Senate minority leader calls out "the methodical and pernicious" ways the Trump administration is "promoting discrimination in its policies and actions"
Read more
Virginia GOP Rebuked for Casting Democrat as "Race Traitor" Over Statue Stance
State Republican Party accused Lt. Gov. Northam of betraying "his heritage"
Read more
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry speaks during a White House daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House June 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Trump Energy Dept's Pro-Coal, Pro-Nuclear Report 'Not Worth Paper It's Written On'
Critics say agency report is little more than "propaganda" and "talking points memo for coal and nuclear subsidies"
Read more
"States like Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, and others have relentlessly pursued voter suppression. We will continue to use the courts to fight!" declared Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. 'Jim Crow-Era Tactics' Rejected as Texas GOP Racist Voter ID Law Smacked Down
"It's time for Congress to finally act to restore the Voting Rights Act, and put an end to these kinds of efforts that deny voters of color access to the ballot."
Read more
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Saudi Bombing Kills Dozens, and US Complicit, as 'Man-Made Crisis' in Yemen Worsens
The U.S.-backed war, now in its third year, and the cholera epidemic, combined with looming famine have created a trifecta of horrors for Yemenis
Read more
Following a white supremacist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, 65 percent of Americans said they felt the level of hatred in the U.S. has gone up since President Donald Trump entered office. Poll Shows Trump Is Accomplishing One Thing: Making America Hate Again
Most Americans think Trump has encouraged white supremacist groups—and that he's done so intentionally
Read more
"Acts and words matter. To continue in my role under your administration would be inconsistent with the principles of the United States Oath of Allegiance to which I adhere," wrote Daniel Kammen, who resigned Wednesday from his position as State Department science envoy. IMPEACH: Nothing Subtle About Latest Trump Administration Resignation Letter
"Your response to Charlottesville enables racism, sexism, and harms our country and planet," says outgoing State Dept. science envoy
Read more
'Corporate Mercenaries': Trump-Allied Firm Slammed for $1 Billion Suit Against Water Protectors
"This has now become a pattern of harassment by corporate bullies, with Trump's attorneys leading the way."
Read more
Loser! In 2020 Trump vs. Sanders Match-Up, Bernie Beats Donald Bigly
New poll also shows Trump trailing both Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden in hypothetical match-ups
Read more
Trump's Tuesday evening speech in Phoneix, Arizona drew the latest comparisons between his campaign-style events and speeches given by autocrats like Adolf Hitler. 'Shades of 1933 Germany': Trump's Hostile Rally Prompts Third Reich Comparisons
Former British ambassador expresses shock at president's rhetoric as U.N. panel issues warning on Charlottesville response
Read more
Educators Celebrate as Arizona's Racist Ethnic Studies Ban Ruled Unconstitutional
"This is a win for what is right, for children."
Read more
Climate march sign reads 'denied facts are still facts' Harvard Study Confirms: #ExxonKnew and Misled Public About Climate Threat for Decades
"ExxonMobil contributed quietly to the science and loudly to raising doubts about it," researchers conclude
Read more
Thousands demonstrated peacefully against Trump in Phoenix on Tuesday night, before the rallies turned violent. Police Tear-Gas Demonstrators at Huge Anti-Trump Protest in Phoenix
Contrary to Trump's claims that protests were small, many thousands showed up to peacefully condemn the president
Read more
"We need jobs, justice, and peace. We need political justice and economic justice," said Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.). As Trump Raged in Phoenix, Sanders and Conyers Offered Vision for a Better Nation
"If you spent two minutes watching Trump, spend two watching this."
Read more
Arpaio and Trump inflatables 'An Official Endorsement of Racism': Trump Hints at Pardon for Sheriff Joe
Human rights groups and advocates swiftly respond to Trump's reassurance that America's so-called "toughest sheriff," a convicted criminal awaiting his sentence, will be "just fine"
Read more
U.S. President Donald Trump applauds the crowd of supporters at the Phoenix Convention Center as he takes the stage during a rally on August 22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Trump Goes 'Full Delusion Mode' With Unhinged Performance at Arizona Rally
"This Trump speech is like something out of a psychopathology textbook."
Read more
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The Sierra Club and other environmental groups have fought the 500-mile Sabal Trail pipeline, which would carry fracked gas across wetlands in three states. This Pipeline Victory Could Have Major Implications for Climate Fights Ahead
The federal commission charged with analyzing climate impacts of major fossil fuel project didn't do its job, says appeals court
Read more
UK's Jeremy Corbyn Admits What Most in US Won't: "War in Afghanistan Has Failed"
"After 16 years of bloodshed and destruction," says Labour leader, "the Taliban are undefeated and terrorism is no less of a threat."
Read more
Raqqa, Syria As Trump Ramps Up War on Terror, US Bombings Kill 170+ Civilians This Week
If Syria and Iraq are the model of "success," Trump's war expansion should terrify Afghan civilians
Read more
"It's important news that the environmental movement seems to be rallying round a new flag. That standard bears a number: 100 percent," McKibben writes. Only Solution, Says McKibben, 100% Renewables 'As Fast as Humanly Possible'
"No more half-measures," warns prominent climate author and activist
Read more
A Washington Post report finds that Trump frequently lies about facts that could be easily disproven with a Google search. 1,000 Lies in 200 Days: A Detailed Look at Trump's Catalog of Falsehoods
WaPo analysis shows president averaging nearly five falsehoods per day since his inauguration
Read more
Has Your Local Lawmaker Pledged to Support Medicare for All? Have You?
New campaign urges lawmakers to "go on video pledging to stand up for Medicare for All in any public appearances and statements addressing our country's healthcare crisis."
Read more
A dozen NFL players kneel in protest Largest NFL Racial Justice Protest Yet as Cleveland Players Kneel During National Anthem
"There's a lot of racial and social injustices in the world.... We just decided to take a knee and pray for the people who have been affected."
Read more
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was one of Trump's biggest supporters on the campaign trail in 2016. Trump is expected to announce that he'll pardon him at a rally in Phoenix Tuesday. Massive Protests Planned in Phoenix to Condemn Trump Agenda and Racist Rhetoric
Organizers want president to know "he is not welcome and that we will never pardon white supremacy!"
Read more
Treasury Secretary's Wife Provokes Outrage With Classist Tirade on Instagram
"I'm pretty sure we paid more taxes toward our day 'trip' than you did. Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you'd be willing to sacrifice."
Read more
U.S. President Donald Trump greets military leaders before his speech on Afghanistan at the Fort Myer military base on August 21, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. Bowing to Endless War Advocates, Trump Vows More Bloodshed in Afghanistan
Trump's "plan" for America's longest war will almost certainly increase terrorism and cause civilian deaths to skyrocket, analysts argued
Read more
Monday, August 21, 2017
The RAA and REINS Act could impact federal agencies' ability to impose regulations affecting food safety, among other issues that affect Americans. Moms' Group Sounds Alarm Over Worst GOP Bill "You've Never Heard Of"
"From car safety to clean air and water, Congress is threatening these lifesaving standards."
Read more
Calling Trump an "Embarrassment," Sanders Says Organized Labor Key to Nation's Future
"We're not going to rebuild the shrinking middle class unless we rebuild the trade union movement," declares Sen. Bernie Sanders at Indiana rally
Read more
Giving Middle Finger to Appalachian Communities, Trump Kills Study of Mountaintop Removal Health Impacts
Stopping the study "without warning or adequate reason is beyond heartless"
Read more
Donald Trump With Trump, Warns Scahill, "Unelected National Security Apparatus" Now Unleashed
"Trump may not finish his term as president, but the CIA and the Pentagon will," writes expert on U.S. assassination program and Afghan war
Read more
Total Solar Eclipse Awes Onlookers Across United States
People across the United States are looking toward the sky on Monday afternoon as a rare total solar eclipses occurs from coast to coast. Those gathered in Oregon were the first to get a view of the full eclipse: First glimpse of #SolarEclipse2017 totality in Oregon! Take a look here and watch our...
Read more
Will Trump Pardon Notorious Sheriff Arpaio? Trump Rally Raises Tensions in Phoenix
"Trump pardoning Arpaio would be an official presidential endorsement of racism," says the ACLU.
Read more
After years of criticizing U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, Trump is expected to announce that he'll deploy more troops there. Replicating Obama Failure, Trump Expected to Bolster Endless Afghan War With Troop Surge
The president will announce his plan for a new strategy in Afghanistan following months of debate
Read more
campaign to stop killer robots Demanding Ban on Killer Robots, Tech Experts Warn of Opening "This Pandora's Box"
"Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare," robotics and artificial intelligence experts warn
Read more
Progressive Armies Mobilize Against GOP Tax Cuts for Corporations and Wealthy
While broad coalition aims to inform voting public about Republican's tax giveaways to rich and powerful, Democrats warned to stand firm in Congress
Read more
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Dick Gregory attends 'Turn Me Loose' Opening Night at The Westside Theatre on May 19, 2016 Comedian and Civil Rights Icon Dick Gregory Dies at 84
"We have lost one of the most important voices of social justice vigilance in the last fifty years."
Read more
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (D-VT) shakes hands with United Steelworkers President, Local 1999, Chuck Jones, after having breakfast at Peppy Grill on May 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 'He's Not Slowing Down': Sanders to Rip Trump, Push for Single Payer on Midwest Tour
The tour will aim to demonstrate that Sanders' ambitious progressive agenda—which includes a $15 minimum wage, Medicare for All, and tuition-free public college—has "universal appeal."
Read more
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) attend the security council meeting on nonproliferation of North Korea next to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres (L) at United Nations on April 28, 2017 in New York City. North Korea Warns US-South Korea War Games Driving Toward 'Uncontrollable Nuclear War'
The North called the planned joint military exercises "reckless" and said the U.S. is "lost in a fantasy"
Read more
People march near the White House during the People's Climate Movement in Washington, D.C., April 29, 2017, to protest President Donald Trump's attack on the climate and the Environmental Protection Agency. Trump 'Wave of Destruction' Continues With Decision to Disband Key Climate Panel
"Any organization that disagrees with Trump, gets cut. Business committees, arts, and now science."
Read more
Saturday, August 19, 2017
15,000 people peacefully protest a neo-nazi rally, and this is the best the president of the United States can do. Resign 'Blatant Smear': Trump Attacks Boston Anti-Racism Demonstrators as 'Anti-Police Agitators'
"Again, this man attacks anti-Nazi protesters. He's determined to create a culture war in America to distract from his unethical failures."
Read more
Thousands of protesters prepare to march in Boston against a planned 'Free Speech Rally' just one week after the violent 'Unite the Right' rally in Virginia left one woman dead and dozens more injured on August 19, 2017 in Boston, United States. As Alt-Right Gathers in Boston, Thousands Counter With Rally to 'Fight Supremacy'
"The Boston counter-protest is now perhaps the largest anti-racist protest this year."
Read more
President Donald Trump attends a meeting with U.S. company representatives and featuring products made in the United States. 'Swamp's Doing Fine': Amid White House Turmoil, Trump Cozies Up to Right-Wing Donors
Billionaires Robert Mercer, Joseph Craft, and Diane Hendricks all dined with Trump this week
Read more
Friday, August 18, 2017
In their letter of resignation, the members of the president's arts committee spelled out the word "RESIST" with the first letters of each paragraph. Citing 'Hateful Rhetoric' of Trump, Arts & Humanities Council Resigns En Masse
"Supremacy, discrimination, and vitriol are not American values...If this is not clear to you, then we call on you to resign your office, too."
Read more

Pages