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The video, along with a independent analysis of the autopsy report by an outside forensic pathologist, reveal a different depiction of events that lead to the death of 19-year-old Anton Black in police custody The post Surveillance Video, Independent Forensic Expert Raise Fresh Questions about Anton Black’s Death in Police Custody? appeared first on The […]

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Dov Hanin was a member of the Israeli Knesset for 12 years. Upon his retirement from the Joint List party, he explains how this party formed and what lies in its future. The shrinking democratic space in the Israeli political system forces non-Zionist citizens to face a tough decision The post The Dilemma of Israel’s […]

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The Israeli prime minister’s ease with neo-Nazism and revisionist Holocaust history are not as surprising as they might seem, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a soft spot for rightwing authoritarians. This is no surprise since Netanyahu is a rightwing authoritarian himself, one who sees […]

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U.S. Senate Opposes Afghan, Syria Withdrawal In Rebuke To Trump

on January 31, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led U.S. Senate approved a mainly symbolic bill opposing plans to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan in a rare rebuke of President Donald Trump. With substantial support from both parties, the Senate on January 31 voted 68-23 in favor of a nonbinding amendment stating that the Senate believed that Islamic militant […]

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The Afghan Air Force says its ready to take on more responsibility as the U.S. looks to scale back its military operations in the country. Critics say its small fleet of light helicopters and turboprop planes is ill-prepared to fill the void left if foreign troops and equipment are withdrawn. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/afghan-air-force-future/29744459.html

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Republicans Are Using Shameless Tactics to Split Democrats Over BDS

on January 31, 2019

Trump’s Budget Proposals Highlight Priorities of Rich and Shameless Republicans Are Using Shameless Tactics to Split Democrats Over BDS Hondurans Protest US-Backed Government as Thousands Flee Police Are Using Private Security Firms to Target Anti-Pipeline Organizers Stacey Abrams: “We Have to Work Harder” Than Those Who Would Suppress the Vote Bolsonaro Government Plans Mega-Projects in […]

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By Dharna Noor Baltimore City Council’s Land Use and Transportation Committee voted on Wednesday to advance a bill that could force the city’s Wheelabrator trash incinerator—the big white smokestack off Interstate-95 emblazoned with the city’s name—to shut down. The Clean Air Act (Council Bill 18-0306) passed unanimously through the council’s committee on Land Use and […]

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Proposals for taxing wealthy Americans are gaining traction among Democrats in Congress leading up to the 2020 election. First, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested in a “60 Minutes” interview that a 70 percent marginal tax rate for income earned above $10 million could help pay for the Green New Deal, a set of environmental […]

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In early November, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers accused a Salvadoran father – known in court documents only as “Mr. A” – of being an MS-13 gang member. They didn’t show him any evidence to back up their claim. Mr. A denied he was ever part of the group and stripped off his clothes […]

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Facebook Deletes Hundreds Of 'Inauthentic' Pages Linked To Iran

on January 31, 2019

Facebook says it has removed almost 800 “coordinated, inauthentic” pages, groups, and accounts directed from Iran that were part of a manipulation campaign operating in more than 20 countries. The world’s biggest social network said on January 31 that it coordinated closely with Twitter to discover the accounts, which exhibited “malicious-looking indicators.” The pages, 783 […]

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TripAdvisor, Expedia, AirBnB and booking.com need to stop listing or promoting properties, activities and attractions located in illegal Israeli settlements in the OPT right now.

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CNN is reporting: “Venezuela’s Guaido refuses to rule out accepting U.S. military support amid escalating political crisis.” Former U.N. independent expert Alfred de Zayas tweeted: “The disinformation campaign about Venezuela is reminiscent of the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq 2003.” See report from The Real News with Mark Weisbrot: “New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: ‘Would […]

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<!– –> Republican Sens. David Perdue (Ga.) and Cory Gardner (Colo.) are top targets of the leading liberal “dark money” group, Majority Forward (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) The 2020 election cycle is already underway, and it’s not just about the presidential race. A series of ads purchased by Majority Forward — a non-disclosing 501(c)(4) nonprofit […]

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