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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ago. Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena […]

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Police: ‘New Breed’ of Terrorists in Northern Ireland

April 20, 2019           |                                       

LONDON — Police in Northern Ireland arrested two teenagers Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a young journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry and warned of a “new breed” of terrorists threatening the peace. The men, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation and taken to Belfast for questioning, […]

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Trouble seems to haunt Russia’s long European border from the Barents Sea to the Caspian. In Northern Norway, local authorities complain that Russia is jamming GPS-signals, thereby jeopardising possible search and rescue operations on land and sea in the high north. Further south, Estonian officials claimed that GPS-jamming on the border in 2014 was followed […]

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Omar Says More Death Threats Coming Since Trump Pushed Video

April 15, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ilhan Omar says she’s faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. “This is endangering lives,” she said, accusing Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism. “It has to stop.” Her statement late Sunday followed an announcement by […]

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Democratic presidential candidates, led by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, spoke out forcefully in defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar this weekend, after the president of the United States risked inciting violence against the Muslim Congresswoman by endorsing the false claim that she downplayed the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Ilhan Omar is a leader with […]

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Democrats Urged to Speak Out After Trump’s Latest Attack on Ilhan Omar

April 14, 2019           |                                       

Ocasio-Cortez Is Winning the Battle Against GOP Sexists A Progressive US Policy Must Extend Beyond Open Borders Trump’s New Proposal Cheats 8 Million Working People of Overtime Pay Insurance Industry Whistleblower Exposes Effort to Crush Medicare for All Strikes Are the Only Way Out of Our Current Crisis “Medicare-X” Wouldn’t Expand Access to Reproductive Health […]

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Strikes Are the Only Way Out of Our Current Crisis

April 13, 2019           |                                       

Ocasio-Cortez Is Winning the Battle Against GOP Sexists A Progressive US Policy Must Extend Beyond Open Borders Trump’s New Proposal Cheats 8 Million Working People of Overtime Pay Insurance Industry Whistleblower Exposes Effort to Crush Medicare for All Strikes Are the Only Way Out of Our Current Crisis “Medicare-X” Wouldn’t Expand Access to Reproductive Health […]

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Of the many perplexing moments in Jordan Peele’s jumbled second film, Us, one stands out in particular. A well-to-do black family headed by Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) has had their summer house invaded by another black family dressed in red jumpsuits and armed with golden scissors. The invading family looks just like them, but poorer, […]

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Lori Lightfoot Says Chicago Mayoral Victory Means ‘a City Reborn’

April 3, 2019           |                                       

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot’s resounding victory was a clear call for change at City Hall and a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider politics that have long defined the nation’s third-largest city. Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor who’d never been elected to public office, defeated Cook County Board President and longtime City Council […]

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Today, there’s only a few Ukrainian journalists trying to raise awareness of human rights in public discussion. For instance, on International Women’s Day in March this year, the majority of programmes on national TV were not about women’s rights or the demands of the Women’s March. When the host of news programme Podrobnosti Nedeli asked […]

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This article was originally published in Counterpunch. We do not live in a post-truth world and never have. On the contrary, we live in a pre-truth world where the truth has yet to arrive. As one of the primary currencies of politics, lies have a long history in the United States. For instance, state sponsored […]

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The weekly protests by the yellow vest movement (“Gilets Jaunes”) continued across France amid a heightened security presence in response to a resurgence of violence on the Champs-Élysées the week before. Burnt debris litters the street following a March 23 clash between police and a group of yellow vest protesters near the 10th Arrondissement in […]

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New Zealand government bans fascist terrorist Brenton Tarrant’s manifesto By Tom Peters 26 March 2019 The manifesto by Australian fascist Brenton Tarrant, who killed 50 people and injured the same number in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, has been officially suppressed in New Zealand. On March 23 the country’s chief censor David Shanks announced […]

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