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Third Mexican journalist killed in a week amid record murder rate

 

A journalist shot in his own home despite being offered official protection reflects Mexico’s struggle with rising violence

 

Agencies

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Once migrants on Mediterranean were saved by naval patrols. Now they have to watch as drones fly over

 

Experts condemn move to aerial surveillance as an abrogation of ‘responsibility to save lives’

 

Daniel Howden, Apostolis Fotiadis and Antony Loewenstein

Sun 4 Aug 2019 07.00 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/04/drones-replace-patrol-ships-mediterranean-fears-more-migrant-deaths-eu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El Paso shooting: 21-year-old suspect in custody as officials investigate possible hate crime

 

Officials investigating whether suspect wrote a ‘manifesto’ ahead of mass shooting that left at least 20 people dead and two dozen injured

 

Lois Beckett and Sam Levin in El Paso

Sun 4 Aug 2019 02.44 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/03/el-paso-shooting-21-year-old-suspect-in-custody-as-officials-investigate-possible-hate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democrats heard our message of racial justice. When will corporations listen?

 

The debates have showcased how social justice movements reshaped the party. It’s time to take our case to companies

 

Sun 4 Aug 2019 11.00 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John Ratcliffe: Trump's intelligence chief pick withdraws amid qualification doubts

 

The Texas congressman is a known Trump ally who questioned former special counsel Robert Mueller during testimony last week

 

Guardian staff and agencies

Sat 3 Aug 2019 00.24 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/02/john-ratcliffe-trumps-intelligence-chief-pick-withdraws-amid-qualification-doubts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Texas police apologise after officers on horseback led black man by rope

 

  • Donald Neely, 43, handcuffed and led through Galveston by rope
  • Police say white officers ‘did not have any malicious intent’

 

Adam Gabbatt in New York

Tue 6 Aug 2019 17.40 BST

 

 

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Galveston police chief Vernon Hale said: ‘Although this is a trained technique and best practice in some scenarios, I believe our officers showed poor judgement in this instance.’
Photograph: Adrienne Bell/Facebook
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

China accuses US of 'deliberately destroying' world order

 

Trade war rhetoric ratchets up as Beijing responds to US claim of being ‘a currency manipulator’

 

Dominic Rushe , Lily Kuo in Hong Kong and agencies

Tue 6 Aug 2019 09.41 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/05/us-designates-china-as-currency-manipulator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male violence and US mass shootings

 

Portraying US mass shootings as the result of ‘male violence’ is offensive, argues Daniel Peacock. Plus letters from Christine Crossley and Linda Karlsen
 

Letters

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Several US states face significant stress on their water availability, data shows

 

New Mexico tops the list, followed by California, Arizona, Colorado and Nebraska as problem could intensify with global heating

 

Emily Holden in Washington

Tue 6 Aug 2019 13.51 BST

 

 

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A dried out lake near the Navajo Nation town in New Mexico. The state tops the list and is the only state with ‘extremely high’ pressures on its water availability
Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/aug/06/us-states-water-stress-new-mexico-california-arizona-colorado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump gets it wrong on mass shootings, but Republicans deserve the blame

 

Recent tragic events have, critics say, displayed once again the moral collapse of one of America’s two great parties

 

David Smith in Washington

Tue 6 Aug 2019 01.35 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/05/trump-analysis-republican-party-mass-shootings

 

 

 

 

 

Kashmir: Pakistan will 'go to any extent' to protect Kashmiris

 

Pledge follows announcement by India that it intends to revoke territory’s special status

 

Rebecca Ratcliffe in Delhi

Tue 6 Aug 2019 15.29 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/06/india-kashmir-pakistan-will-go-to-any-extent-to-protect-kashmiris-special-status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dying the Christian Science way: the horror of my father’s last days

 

The anti-medical dogma of Christian Science led my father to an agonising death. Now the church itself is in decline – and it can’t happen fast enough

 

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Ohio's REPUBLICAN governor urges background checks for nearly all gun sales

 

Governor Mike DeWine aims to persuade state legislature over checks and restricting firearms access for people perceived as threats

 

Associated Press

Tue 6 Aug 2019 17.04 BST First published on Tue 6 Aug 2019 14.47 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/06/dayton-shooting-republican-governor-betts-school

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ocasio-Cortez confronts McConnell over photo of men choking cutout of her

 

  • Young men in ‘Team Mitch’ shirts groped and choked cutout
  • Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Is this the standard culture of #TeamMitch?’

 

Lauren Aratani in New York

Tue 6 Aug 2019 16.42 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/06/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-mitch-mcconnell-photo-cutout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Republican who blamed shootings on *** marriage urged to resign

 

Ohio state representative’s screed against cannabis and liberal ‘snowflakes’ goes too far even for her own party

 

David Smith in Washington

Tue 6 Aug 2019 04.13 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/05/republican-ohio-el-paso-dayton-shootings-***-marriage

 

 

 

 

Trump not welcome in El Paso, says Democratic congresswoman – live

 

  • Escobar: ‘He should not come while we are in mourning’
  • Pressure on McConnell to take up House-passed guns bill

 

Joan E Greve in Washington

Tue 6 Aug 2019 18.42 BST

 

Key events

 

 

Live feed

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/aug/06/trump-obama-news-today-el-paso-shooting-dayton-ohio-politics-latest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump freezes all Venezuelan government assets in US

 

Executive order says assets may not be ‘transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn’, as tensions with President Maduro escalate

 

Associated Press

Tue 6 Aug 2019 03.13 BST Last modified on Tue 6 Aug 2019 03.55 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Republicans' white supremacist problem is a threat to America

 

The party has reinforced racism, homophobia and misogyny to tilt the electorate as far to the right as possible

 

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Trump confronted by protesters on visit to Dayton following shooting – live

 

  • People hold signs at rally outside Ohio hospital where president is visiting victims and first responders

 

Joan E Greve in Washington

Wed 7 Aug 2019 18.38 BST

 

 

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Demonstrators protest the visit of Donald Trump in Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday
Photograph: Megan Jelinger/AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
Key events
 

 

Live feed

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/aug/07/trump-biden-latest-news-today-el-paso-dayton-poltics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fox News host Tucker Carlson dismisses white supremacy as 'a hoax'

 

  • Carlson: ‘It’s actually not a real problem in America’
  • El Paso massacre suspect posted anti-immigrant screed

 

Edward Helmore

Wed 7 Aug 2019 14.29 BST Last modified on Wed 7 Aug 2019 18.30 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Syria: Turkey and US reach deal to manage tensions over Kurds

 

Joint operation centre agreement follows Ankara threats to launch offensive against YPG

 

Agence France-Presse

Wed 7 Aug 2019 17.04 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/07/syria-turkey-and-us-reach-deal-to-manage-tensions-over-kurds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bolsonaro rejects 'Captain Chainsaw' label as data shows deforestation 'exploded'

 

Data says 2,254 sq km cleared in July as president says Macron and Merkel ‘haven’t realized Brazil’s under new management’

 

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

Wed 7 Aug 2019 16.25 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/07/bolsonaro-amazon-deforestation-exploded-july-data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out of prison after 23 years, thanks to his mother and a documentary

 

Kevin Ott released after getting a life sentence under Oklahoma’s three strikes law for non-violent drug-related convictions, which was partially repealed

 

Khushbu Shah

Wed 7 Aug 2019 17.31 BST Last modified on Wed 7 Aug 2019 18.02 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

'This guy doesn’t get to change our DNA in one day': defiant El Paso chooses love over hate

 

The majority Latino city in Texas was shaken to its core – but El Pasoans say a strong sense of family and community will help them heal

 

Bryan Mealer in El Paso

Wed 7 Aug 2019 11.00 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/07/el-paso-shooting-hispanic-latino-culture-america

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No more tiptoeing: 2020 Democrats put gun control at center of debate

 

Even before the recent spate of mass shootings, candidates touted comprehensive plans for stricter gun laws

 

Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington

Wed 7 Aug 2019 06.00 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/06/2020-democrats-gun-control-agenda-nra

 

 

 

 

 

 

America's soil is 48 times more toxic than a quarter century ago. Blame neonics

 

A new study shows that the class of insecticides called neonicotinoids poses a significant effects on insects, soil and water

 

Kendra Klein and Anna Lappé

Wed 7 Aug 2019 11.00 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/07/americas-dependence-on-pesticides-especially-neonics-is-a-war-on-nature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There's an old word for Trump's brand of nationalism: 'hatriotism'

 

The term perfectly describes people who cloak toxic intolerance in patriotism. Let’s bring it back

 

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When is Trump going to take white supremacist terror seriously?

 

After this latest massacre, we are all complicit when we look the other way. And noone is more complicit than the president himself

 

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The American right wing is enabling a dual crisis: gun violence and white supremacy

 

The right can no longer hide behind claims that the two issues should not be ‘political’

 

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'We cannot wait': experts urge US to fund fight against white extremism

 

Shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Gilroy, California, are being investigated by federal authorities as domestic terror attacks

 

Oliver Laughland in New York

Wed 7 Aug 2019 06.00 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/06/trump-fbi-far-right-domestic-terrorism

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Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni & Sonia Sanchez on the Crisis in America & the Death of Toni Morrison

 

August 07, 2019

 

 

https://www.democracynow.org/2019/8/7/angela_davis_sonia_sanchez_nikki_giovanni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We Can’t Wait for McConnell”: Advocates Call for Bold Action to Curb Gun Violence Epidemic

 

August 06, 2019

 

 

https://www.democracynow.org/2019/8/6/mass_shootings_epidemic_gun_control_proposals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Fascism Will Not Go Away by Itself”: George Ciccariello-Maher on Confronting White Supremacy

 

August 06, 2019

 

 

 

https://www.democracynow.org/2019/8/6/george_ciccariello_maher_white_supremacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrators take battle against white supremacy to Trump’s front door

 

August 7, 2019 11:14 AM CDT By Mark Gruenberg

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/demonstrators-vow-trump-and-gop-will-face-electoral-retribution-for-hate-speech/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honduras president implicated in narcotics-related corruption

 

August 7, 2019 12:49 PM CDT By Emile Schepers

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/honduras-president-implicated-in-narcotics-related-corruption/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christian Communism: Meet the hosts of ‘The Magnificast’ podcast

 

August 7, 2019 1:18 PM CDT By Eric A. Gordon

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/christian-communism-meet-the-hosts-of-the-magnificast-podcast/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White supremacy is coming for us all

 

August 5, 2019 2:24 PM CDT By Rabbi Brant Rosen

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/white-supremacy-is-coming-for-us-all/

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'Blood on their hands': the intelligence officer whose warning over white supremacy was ignored

 

Daryl Johnson’s team faced an official backlash 10 years ago when it issued a briefing on rightwing extremism

 

Lois Beckett in San Francisco

Thu 8 Aug 2019 06.00 BST

 

 

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Daryl Johnson, the career federal intelligence analyst
Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/Redux/eyevine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

'I fear for the children': the families battling to beat the odds in Kibera – photo essay

 

Family takes many shapes and guises – and in Africa’s largest slum the ties of love and blood are especially tested, cruelly sculpted by epidemics like HIV as well as strained by economic and climate crises

 

Thu 8 Aug 2019 11.09 BST

by Tracy McVeigh and Rod Austin in Kibera

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/aug/08/i-fear-for-the-children-the-families-battling-to-beat-the-odds-in-kibera-photo-essay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free speech and privacy on the wane across the world

 

Autocratic rule, increased media restrictions and use of mass surveillance affect almost half global population, researchers find

 

Kate Hodal

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He loved his assault rifle. Now this veteran wants El Paso to buy it back

 

After Saturday’s mass shooting, Bill Vogt began to wonder: ‘Why in the world do I even have this weapon?’

 

Vivian Ho in El Paso, Texas

Fri 9 Aug 2019 00.17 BST

 

 

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El Paso veteran Bill Vogt with his wife Veronica Saenz
Photograph: Courtesy of
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our forever war: how the white male hegemony uses violence to cling to power

 

Mass shootings enforce the oppression built into America’s economic and legal systems and our history

 

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Trump could renounce white nationalism – but he can't pretend he cares

 

In theory, a president can offer comfort at times like these. But this one would prefer to hurl insults

 

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By  Richard Wolffe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

After El Paso and Dayton, the left needs to reach out to men, not condemn them

 

A lot of young men seem to be lost and disenfranchised, but only the likes of Jordan Peterson are engaging with them

 

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Trump is a white supremacist, say Warren and O'Rourke

 

Democratic presidential candidates go beyond calling out president’s racist rhetoric following El Paso mass shooting

 

Joan E Greve in Washington and Vivian Ho in El Paso

Thu 8 Aug 2019 17.35 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/08/warren-orourke-donald-trump-white-supremacist

 
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UN rights chief decries latest US sanctions targeting Venezuela

 

‘Extremely broad’ measures could increase suffering in the country, says Michelle Bachelet

 

AFP in Geneva

Fri 9 Aug 2019 11.13 BST Last modified on Fri 9 Aug 2019 11.24 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Russian pharmacies report rise in sales of iodine near military explosion

 

Chemists in two northern cities sell more tablets after radiation levels spiked for a short time

 

Andrew Roth in Moscow

Fri 9 Aug 2019 15.33 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/09/russian-pharmacies-report-rise-in-sales-of-iodine-near-military-explosion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chase Bank cancels all credit card debt for Canadian customers

 

Clients ‘over the moon’ at US lender’s move as it withdraws from market

 

Aamna Mohdin

Fri 9 Aug 2019 13.18 BST Last modified on Fri 9 Aug 2019 15.37 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

'We are Texas because of guns': El Paso carnage unlikely to dent state's gun culture

 

Texans can carry handguns openly in most public places and the state tends to respond to shootings by loosening controls

 

Tom Dart in Houston

Fri 9 Aug 2019 13.09 BST

 

 

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Gun enthusiasts look at rifles during the annual National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Dallas, Texas, in May 2018
Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
 
 
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Trump hails 'very beautiful letter' from Kim and says additional talks likely

 

President did not say when such a meeting will take place while North Korea has been testing missiles

 

Reuters in Washington

Fri 9 Aug 2019 16.16 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/09/trump-kim-jong-un-letter-talks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bull, meet China shop: Trump's foreign policy in Asia is disastrous

 

Crippling challenges threaten Asia’s bright future – and the US is not helping

 

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Anger as grinning Trump gives thumbs-up while Melania holds El Paso orphan

 

  • Backlash over picture posted on first lady’s Twitter account
  • Two-month-old’s parents shot dead in attack that killed 22

 

Edward Helmore in New York

Fri 9 Aug 2019 14.45 BST

 

 

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The Trumps at the hospital on Thursday. The president did not meet any of the eight survivors still recovering in hospital
Photograph: Melania Trump/Twitter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

'Dying of whiteness': why racism is at the heart of America's gun inaction

 

The country’s refusal to pass new gun control laws has everything to do with defending racial hierarchy, says author Jonathan Metzl

 

Lois Beckett in San Francisco

Fri 9 Aug 2019 06.00 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/08/racism-gun-control-dying-of-whiteness

 

 

 

 

 

8chan: ex-users of far-right site flock to new homes across internet

 

Site’s shutdown in wake of El Paso shooting likely to drive users to other, similar sites – as well as mainstream social media

 

Kari Paul in San Francisco

Fri 9 Aug 2019 02.32 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/08/8chan-shutdown-users-social-media

 

 
 

 

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Two UN staff killed in Benghazi car bombing

 

Explosion shattered Libyan conflict ceasefire agreed during Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha

Reuters in Benghazi

Sat 10 Aug 2019 20.28 BST Last modified on Sat 10 Aug 2019 21.14 BST

 

 
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Security officials inspect the site where a car bomb exploded in Benghazi
Photograph: Esam Al-Fetori/Reuters
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thousands march in Moscow demanding open city elections

 

More than 100 arrested in biggest opposition rally in six years, prompted by disqualification of independent candidates

 

Andrew Roth in Moscow

Sat 10 Aug 2019 18.19 BST

 

 

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/10/thousands-march-in-moscow-disqualification-city-elections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One injured in gun attack on Norwegian mosque

 

Man, 75, hurt at al-Noor Islamic Centre near Oslo before ‘young white’ gunman overpowered

 

Reuters in Oslo

Sat 10 Aug 2019 17.55 BST Last modified on Sat 10 Aug 2019 20.23 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

‘Hungry kids collapse as looters take millions’: life in today’s Zimbabwe

 

Far from seeing reform after Robert Mugabe was toppled, the country has fallen into crisis as millions are ‘reduced to paupers’

 

Jason Burke

Sat 10 Aug 2019 12.20 BST Last modified on Sat 10 Aug 2019 20.13 BST

 
 
 
 
When I used to visit there ( mid-80's until 1990...I went 5/6 times) it used to be a beautiful , peaceful and very livable Country...Used to go as my fiancee of the time, then 1st wife was from there
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‘Greta effect’ leads to boom in children’s environmental books

 

The 16-year-old climate change activist has galvanised young people to read more about saving the planet

 

Donna Ferguson

Sun 11 Aug 2019 08.00 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Who were the rich and powerful people in Jeffrey Epstein's circle?

 

The wealthy financier was connected to well-known names including Trump, Clinton and Prince Andrew before his July arrest

 

Edward Helmore in New York

Sat 10 Aug 2019 15.58 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/10/jeffrey-epstein-trump-clinton-friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Trump’s 'maximum pressure' foreign policy yields minimum results

 

The president is heading into 2020 with no major successes and looming crises – so many expect him to attempt to reverse the trend with dramatic deals

 

Sun 11 Aug 2019 07.30 BST

by Julian Borger in Washington

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/11/trump-foreign-policy-venezuela-north-korea-iran-results-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘This is white nationalism’: Biden and Buttigieg condemn Trump’s actions

 

Democratic 2020 candidates accused president of ‘coddling white nationalism’ following El Paso at a fundraiser dinner in Iowa

 

Edward Helmore and agencies

Sat 10 Aug 2019 15.24 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/10/biden-buttigeig-iowa-trump-white-nationalism-wing-ding-dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guess who said it: Tucker Carlson or a far-right shooter

 

The Fox New host’s nightly diatribes are making the US an ever more terrifying place for immigrants and people of color

 

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Nathan Robinson

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/10/tucker-carlson-fox-news-united-states-race

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8chan, Trump, voter suppression: how white supremacy went mainstream in the US

 

The same anxiety that drives white supremacists has motivated Republicans to disenfranchise populations that don’t vote for them

 

Luke Darby

Sun 11 Aug 2019 07.00 BST

 
 
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A demonstrator holds a sign at a protest against Donald Trump’s visit to El Paso, Texas, on 7 August
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‘We live with scars’: accusers demand Epstein’s death not derail investigations

 

Anger and regret after Epstein was found dead in jail by apparent suicide: ‘He will never face the consequences of his crimes’

 

Tom McCarthy and Edward Helmore

Sun 11 Aug 2019 16.15 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/11/jeffrey-epstein-death-accusers-demand-justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump says Kim wants to meet again and gave 'small apology' for missile tests

 

President tweeted details of latest letter and said North Korean leader wanted to ‘start negotiations’ after military exercises end

 

Associated Press

Sat 10 Aug 2019 16.35 BST

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

How do you get a loan when your business is in the 'wrong' part of town?

 

A study has found that businesses in lower-income and minority areas received – surprise – a smaller share of bank loans than those in richer, whiter areas

 

Sun 11 Aug 2019 11.00 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Words matter. Trump bears a responsibility for El Paso

 

Promoting violence has always been part of Trump’s brand. The consequences are all too real

 

Sat 10 Aug 2019 11.00 BST

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A world of walls: the brutish power of man-made barriers

 

A recent Supreme Court vote in favour of funding for Trump’s border wall has focused attention back on one of the most grotesque aspects of his presidency. But the US regime isn’t unique. From Calais to Hungary, walls are always with us…

 

Catherine Slessor

Sun 11 Aug 2019 12.00 BST Last modified on Sun 11 Aug 2019 12.02 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

'They just eliminate us': Are Kenya's police getting away with murder? - video

 

Promising student Carilton Maina was shot by the police in Nairobi. His mother believes he was murdered. As part of The Guardian's special focus on Kibera.........

 

 

Kyri Evangelou , Rod Austin, Katie Lamborn, Tracy McVeigh, Marina Costa, Ben Kape and Ken Macfarlane, Source: The Guardian

Tue 6 Aug 2019 06.00 BST

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/video/2019/aug/06/they-just-eliminate-us-are-kenyas-police-getting-away-with-video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norway mosque attack suspect 'inspired by Christchurch and El Paso shootings'

 

Online posts by Philip Manshaus praising other white extremist attacks emerge

 

Jason Burke

Sun 11 Aug 2019 19.07 BST Last modified on Sun 11 Aug 2019 19.30 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/11/norway-mosque-attack-suspect-may-have-been-inspired-by-christchurch-and-el-paso-shootings

 

 

 

 

 

Fascist anthem played as bullfighting returns to Mallorca

 

Far-right Vox leader shows support while animal welfare activists protest

 

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

Sun 11 Aug 2019 18.02 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/11/fascist-anthem-chanted-as-bullfighting-returns-to-mallorca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US security adviser in Britain to discuss Iran, Huawei – and Brexit

 

John Bolton expected to urge tougher UK stance towards Tehran and Chinese firm

 

Reuters

Sun 11 Aug 2019 20.34 BST Last modified on Sun 11 Aug 2019 20.56 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Strange how some anti-abortion activists are happy to separate kids from parents

 

Tate Reeves, Mississippi’s lieutenant governor, congratulated Trump on the Ice raids – which is odd since Reeves positioned himself as a protector of children

 

 

 
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Beijing’s new weapon to muffle Hong Kong protests: fake news

 

China’s media used to ignore the turmoil. Now the state is waging a campaign that could pave the way for intervention
 

Lily Kuo

Sun 11 Aug 2019 10.00 BST Last modified on Mon 12 Aug 2019 03.40 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

New Zealand gun buyback: 10,000 firearms returned after Christchurch attack

 

Police praise response after thousands of now-banned guns taken out of circulation in less than a month

 

Eleanor Ainge Roy in Dunedin

Mon 12 Aug 2019 02.12 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/12/new-zealand-gun-buyback-10000-firearms-returned-after-christchurch-attack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arctic wildfires spew soot and smoke cloud bigger than EU

 

Plume from unprecedented blazes forecast to reach Alaska as fires rage for third month

 

Jonathan Watts Global environment editor

Mon 12 Aug 2019 17.07 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/12/arctic-wildfires-smoke-cloud

 

 

 

 

 

Through Our Eyes – pictures taken by young migrants in Greece

 

Through Our Eyes is a photographic project by teenage asylum seekers living in a camp on Samos island, Greece. They were each given a disposable camera and asked to document their daily life

 

 

Mon 12 Aug 2019 07.00 BST Last modified on Mon 12 Aug 2019 07.23 BST

 

 
Lots of pics
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Russia accuses YouTube of interfering in its sovereign affairs

 

Moscow says US-based firm has spread information about unsanctioned protests

 

Andrew Roth in Moscow

Sun 11 Aug 2019 17.46 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/11/russia-accuses-youtube-of-interfering-in-its-sovereign-affairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas: Republican powerhouse could shift to Democrats as demographics change

 

The GOP has dominated the state for 30 years, but a slew of retirements and a rise in Hispanic voters may mean Texas becomes a battleground again

 

Tom Dart in Houston

Mon 12 Aug 2019 05.00 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/12/texas-diversity-fuels-democratic-hopes-purple-state

 

 

 

 

Putin began by embracing the west. Now, he wants revenge

 

There’s little hope of an improvement in relations so long as the Russian president’s 20-year reign continues

 

Mon 12 Aug 2019 06.00 BST Last modified on Mon 12 Aug 2019 11.01 BST

Angus Roxburgh

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/12/vladimir-putin-west-russian-president-20-years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scaramucci says he can't support Trump: 'He sounds more and more nonsensical'

 

  • Former PR chief tells Republicans to consider 2020 change
  • Suggests Trump will ‘turn’ on those he claims to be fighting for

 

Edward Helmore in New York

Mon 12 Aug 2019 15.53 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/12/anthony-scaramucci-trump-republicans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FBI and DoJ launch investigations into Jeffrey Epstein's death

 

Investigations into Epstein’s death to ask why he was taken off suicide watch as autopsy is carried out

 

Tom McCarthy

Sun 11 Aug 2019 17.17 BST First published on Sun 11 Aug 2019 14.51 BST

 

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How to Be an Antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi on Why We Need to Fight Racism the Way We Fight Cancer

 

August 13, 2019

 

 

https://www.democracynow.org/2019/8/13/ibram_x_kendi_class_race_capitalism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Next Step Is the Kremlin”: Why Moscow Protests Have Putin’s Government Worried

 

August 12, 2019

 

 

 

https://www.democracynow.org/2019/8/12/the_next_step_is_the_kremlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supersizing Climate Change: U.N. Says Meat Production Destroys Land & Diminishes Key Water Sources

 

August 09, 2019

 

 

https://www.democracynow.org/2019/8/9/ipcc_report_climate_change_and_land

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germans brace for fall showdown with their new breed of fascists

 

August 13, 2019 9:15 AM CDT By Victor Grossman

 

 

 

 
Germans brace for fall showdown with their new breed of fascists
An Alternative for Germany (AfD) anti-immigrant election poster in Berlin: “Who needs new Germans? We can make our own!” | AP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A border wall is no solution to the opioid crisis

 

August 13, 2019 2:34 PM CDT By John Bachtell

 

 

 

 
A border wall is no solution to the opioid crisis
An addict injects heroin, even as a fentanyl test strip registered a positive result for contamination, Wednesday Aug. 22, 2018. | Bebeto Matthews/AP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

UN recommends multilingual education to preserve Indigenous languages

 

August 13, 2019 9:26 AM CDT By Combined Sources

 

 

 

UN recommends multilingual education to preserve Indigenous languages
Maasai participant at the 18th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. UN/Broddi Sigurdarson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hundreds of migrants are still stranded in the Mediterranean

 

August 12, 2019 1:51 PM CDT By Morning Star  (UK)

 

 

 

Hundreds of migrants are still stranded in the Mediterranean
A rubber dinghy with over 80 migrants off the Libyan coast has received life vests from a rescue team of the Ocean Viking ship, operated by the NGOs Sos Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders, on Saturday Photo: Hannah Wallace Bowman/MSF/Sos Mediterranee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On anniversary of Hiroshima, demands for end to nuclear weapons

 

August 9, 2019 11:53 AM CDT By Marilyn Bechtel

 

 

 

 

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Stacey Abrams says she's open to being vice-president for 'any nominee' – live

 

  • Democrat says she would be ‘honored’ to be considered
  • Republican senator drafts bill to make domestic terrorism federal crime

 

Joan E Greve in Washington

Wed 14 Aug 2019 15.01 BST

 

Key events

 

Live Feed

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/aug/14/trump-news-today-live-stacey-abrams-asap-rocky-epstein-latest-updates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump official: Statue of Liberty poem should mean 'poor who can stand on own two feet'

 

Ken Cuccinelli defends Trump’s decision to make it harder for migrants to be awarded residence if they got benefit programs

 

Edward Helmore in New York

Wed 14 Aug 2019 03.36 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/13/statue-of-liberty-poem-trump-official-immigration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'No one cares till someone dies': El Paso activists long feared their city was at risk

 

Organizers were aware of racist threat, saying the attacker was ‘not the first white man with guns to terrorize us’

 

Vivian Ho in El Paso

Wed 14 Aug 2019 06.00 BST Last modified on Wed 14 Aug 2019 15.13 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/13/el-paso-far-right-white-supremacists-racism

 

 

 

 

Texas has a long history of anti-Mexican racism. My family lived it

 

Mexican Americans have faced shocking acts of racist violence. Some are documented in the Voces database, the largest Latino oral history archive in the US

 

Jose Fermoso

Wed 14 Aug 2019 06.00 BST Last modified on Wed 14 Aug 2019 15.25 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

How we think about the term 'enslaved' matters

 

400 years ago, the first Africans who came to America were not ‘enslaved’, they were indentured – and this makes a crucial difference when we think about the meanings of our past

 

Nell Painter

Wed 14 Aug 2019 07.00 BST Last modified on Wed 14 Aug 2019 13.54 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The glaciers of Iceland seemed eternal. Now a country mourns their loss

 

My grandparents mapped these giants of the landscape. A plaque will mark the spot where the first was lost to the climate crisis

 

Wed 14 Aug 2019 07.00 BST Last modified on Wed 14 Aug 2019 07.13 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FBI raids Jeffrey Epstein's private Caribbean island

 

Expert says financier’s death may reduce legal issues with evidence as search begins

 

Haroon Siddique

Tue 13 Aug 2019 12.20 BST Last modified on Tue 13 Aug 2019 20.40 BST

 

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FBI agents raided Little Saint James in the US Virgin Islands
Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters
 
 

 

 

 

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Fury as Trump official says poem on Statue of Liberty refers to 'people from Europe'

 

  • USCIS head Ken Cuccinelli condemned over poem comments
  • Famed inscription welcomed millions of immigrants to America
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Edward Helmore

Wed 14 Aug 2019 17.40 BST Last modified on Wed 14 Aug 2019 21.16 BST

 
 
 
 
Wow, Man...........
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Revealed: Republican lawmaker aided group training young men for 'biblical warfare'

 

The group ‘Team Rugged’ offers ‘patriotic and biblical training’ that includes instruction on how to use knives and guns

 

Jason Wilson

Wed 14 Aug 2019 07.00 BST Last modified on Wed 14 Aug 2019 23.04 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Republican Steve King: if not for incest and rape 'would there be any population left?'

 

  • Trump ally tries to defend absolute abortion restrictions
  • Democratic 2020 contenders call for King’s resignation

 

Tom McCarthy in New York

Wed 14 Aug 2019 19.50 BST

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/14/steve-king-iowa-republican-rape-incest-abortion

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Bosses force female workers making jeans for Levis and Wrangler into sex

 

Women at factories in Lesotho owned by Taiwanese firm say jobs and promotions in jeopardy if they refuse advances, claims report

 

Kate Hodal

Thu 15 Aug 2019 17.20 BST Last modified on Thu 15 Aug 2019 18.36 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

White professor investigated for quoting James Baldwin's use of N-word

 

Laurie Sheck, who teaches at the New School, says inquiry followed a complaint that she had discussed Baldwin’s use of the slur

 

Alison Flood

Thu 15 Aug 2019 14.06 BST Last modified on Thu 15 Aug 2019 18.30 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Israel’s decision to block congresswomen Omar and Tlaib draws widespread criticism

 

Top Democrats in Washington, 2020 candidates and even pro-Israel groups condemn decision and urge government to change course

 

Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington

Thu 15 Aug 2019 19.02 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/15/israels-decision-to-block-congresswomen-omar-and-tlaib-draws-widespread-criticism

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles officers shot at Ryan Twyman 34 times. He was one of four they killed that day

 

Family of 24-year-old father of three, who was unarmed, speaks out on the brutality of LA sheriff ‘gangs’

 

Sam Levin in Compton, California

Thu 15 Aug 2019 06.00 BST

 

 

 

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Ryan Twyman in family photos
Illustration: Guardian Design
 
 
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Too gaffe-prone to be president? Biden's blunders prompt fresh scrutiny

 

The former vice-president has cultivated a reputation for saying the wrong thing – but has it evolved into a 2020 liability?

 

Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington

Thu 15 Aug 2019 12.15 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/15/joe-biden-gaffe-president-trump-2020-election

 

 

 

 

 

American unions have been decimated. No wonder inequality is booming

 

Something urgent needs to be done to give America’s workers more say in our politics so that their voices are not dwarfed by billionaires, writes Steve Greenhouse

 

Thu 15 Aug 2019 11.00 BST Last modified on Thu 15 Aug 2019 15.31 BST

 
 
 
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America needs to rebuild worker power in politics
Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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3 hours ago, umbertino said:

Bosses force female workers making jeans for Levis and Wrangler into sex

 

Women at factories in Lesotho owned by Taiwanese firm say jobs and promotions in jeopardy if they refuse advances, claims report

 

Kate Hodal

Thu 15 Aug 2019 17.20 BST Last modified on Thu 15 Aug 2019 18.36 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

White professor investigated for quoting James Baldwin's use of N-word

 

Laurie Sheck, who teaches at the New School, says inquiry followed a complaint that she had discussed Baldwin’s use of the slur

 

Alison Flood

Thu 15 Aug 2019 14.06 BST Last modified on Thu 15 Aug 2019 18.30 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Israel’s decision to block congresswomen Omar and Tlaib draws widespread criticism

 

Top Democrats in Washington, 2020 candidates and even pro-Israel groups condemn decision and urge government to change course

 

Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington

Thu 15 Aug 2019 19.02 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/15/israels-decision-to-block-congresswomen-omar-and-tlaib-draws-widespread-criticism

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles officers shot at Ryan Twyman 34 times. He was one of four they killed that day

 

Family of 24-year-old father of three, who was unarmed, speaks out on the brutality of LA sheriff ‘gangs’

 

Sam Levin in Compton, California

Thu 15 Aug 2019 06.00 BST

 

 

 

6000.jpg?width=700&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=d734e95fda6ea3dd580d7f37e1480889
Ryan Twyman in family photos
Illustration: Guardian Design
 
 
More pics
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Too gaffe-prone to be president? Biden's blunders prompt fresh scrutiny

 

The former vice-president has cultivated a reputation for saying the wrong thing – but has it evolved into a 2020 liability?

 

Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington

Thu 15 Aug 2019 12.15 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/15/joe-biden-gaffe-president-trump-2020-election

 

 

 

 

 

American unions have been decimated. No wonder inequality is booming

 

Something urgent needs to be done to give America’s workers more say in our politics so that their voices are not dwarfed by billionaires, writes Steve Greenhouse

 

Thu 15 Aug 2019 11.00 BST Last modified on Thu 15 Aug 2019 15.31 BST

 
 
 
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America needs to rebuild worker power in politics
Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

UNIONS in the USA are a sham....they've outlived their usefulness and no longer represent the very people as originally intended - jmo

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ah the Guardian.....:bs: it makes the National Enquirer look like the go to source for truth - lol

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“Give Us Your Rich”: Immigration Reporter Says Trump Admin Is Changing “Wholesale” Who Gets into U.S.

 

August 14, 2019

 

 

 

https://www.democracynow.org/2019/8/14/ken_cuccinelli_immigration_emma_lazarus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“A Narco State Supported by the United States”: How Crime & Corruption in Honduras Fuel Migration

 

August 14, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Changing world balance of forces in new stage of globalization

 

August 15, 2019 12:43 PM CDT By John Bachtell

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/changing-the-world-balance-of-forces-in-the-new-stage-of-globalization/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White supremacy is not a hoax, Tucker Carlson!

 

August 12, 2019 12:04 PM CDT By Chauncey K. Robinson

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/white-supremacy-is-not-a-hoax-tucker-carlson/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Trump apprenticeship rules are like the fox guarding the henhouse

 

August 15, 2019 12:14 PM CDT By Tim Rowden And Mark Gruenberg

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/new-trump-apprenticeship-rules-are-like-the-fox-guarding-the-henhouse/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey: Women’s group offers solidarity to Syrian refugees

 

August 15, 2019 1:14 PM CDT By Steve Sweeney

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/turkey-womens-group-offers-solidarity-to-syrian-refugees/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broad fightback launched against new Trump administration public charge rules

 

August 15, 2019 1:40 PM CDT By Marilyn Bechtel

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/broad-fightback-launched-against-new-trump-administration-public-charge-rules/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memories of a Jewish American red diaper baby

 

August 14, 2019 12:44 PM CDT By Susan Gosman

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/memories-of-a-jewish-american-red-diaper-baby/

 

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Israel to allow entry to Rashida Tlaib for 'humanitarian' visit

 

US Democrat, of Palestinian descent, granted visit to see her grandmother in the occupied West Bank

 

Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem

Fri 16 Aug 2019 11.46 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/16/israel-to-allow-entry-to-rashida-tlaib-for-humanitarian-visit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era

 

Police are fearful of an outbreak of violence at the ‘End Domestic Terrorism’ rally, which is targeted at Portland’s antifascist groups

 

Jason Wilson in Portland

Fri 16 Aug 2019 07.00 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/15/portland-oregon-far-right-rally

 

 

 

 

 

Donald Trump reportedly wants to purchase Greenland from Denmark

 

US president has ‘expressed interest’ in the icy territory, according to the Wall Street Journal, but the Danes have yet to weigh in

 

Ed Pilkington in New York

Fri 16 Aug 2019 01.03 BST

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/15/donald-trump-greenland-purchase-denmark

 

 

 

 

 

 

Putin's 20 years in power producing new generation of protesters

 

New wave of protest leaders were children when Russian president first came to power in 1999

 

Andrew Roth in Moscow

Fri 16 Aug 2019 09.25 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/16/putin-20-years-in-power-producing-new-generation-of-protesters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Republican party condemns Steve King – but where's the outrage over Trump?

 

Critics say the effort to dump King glosses over Trump’s conduct and fails to tackle a problem more pervasive than the GOP admits

 

Tom McCarthy in New York

Thu 15 Aug 2019 18.13 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/15/republicans-trump-steve-king-iowa-congressman-racism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Portland's liberal utopia became the center of a rightwing war in the US

 

Saturday will see the latest in a long line of far-right gatherings that has plagued the city over the last few years as groups including the Proud Boys descend on the area

 

Jason Wilson

Fri 16 Aug 2019 07.00 BST Last modified on Fri 16 Aug 2019 07.57 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The FBI could fight far-right violence if they wanted to – but they don't

 

There are currently 52 federal terrorism laws available to address entirely domestic acts of political violence

 

Fri 16 Aug 2019 06.00 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Detained migrant children must have access to soap and other basic needs, court rules

 

Trump administration had argued that officials were not required to provide hygiene products

 

Guardian staff and agencies

Fri 16 Aug 2019 00.04 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/15/immigrant-children-soap-beds-trump-court

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The Great Land Robbery: How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres

 

August 16, 2019

 

 

https://www.democracynow.org/2019/8/16/vann_newkirk_great_land_robbery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Proletarian billionaire” act wears thin: Trump’s war on workers

 

August 16, 2019 11:00 AM CDT By Joe Sims

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/proletarian-billionaire-act-wears-thin-trumps-war-on-workers/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Should Muslims boycott their Pilgrimage?

 

August 16, 2019 10:32 AM CDT By Aboulfotouh Kandil

 

 

 

 
Should Muslims boycott their Pilgrimage?
Millions of Muslims gather in Mecca for the Hajj. | Amr Nabil/AP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Weingarten to Walmart: Stop selling guns, or we’ll stop shopping there

 

August 16, 2019 12:54 PM CDT By Mark Gruenberg

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/weingarten-to-walmart-stop-selling-guns-or-well-stop-shopping-there/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump’s new coal rules will bury rural America

 

August 8, 2019 2:29 PM CDT By Gloria Oladipo

 

 

 

Trump’s new coal rules will bury rural America
In this Nov. 29, 2006, file photo, steam rises from the huge boiler units at the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant east of Rock Springs, Wyo. | Jeff Gearino / The Casper Star-Tribune via AP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Red Gyms of England — a new front for anti-fascism

 

April 3, 2019 10:49 AM CDT By James Crossley

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/the-red-gyms-of-england-a-new-front-for-anti-fascism/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My revolution was born in a Mississippi courtroom

 

July 29, 2019 2:37 PM CDT By C. D. Carlson

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/my-revolution-was-born-in-a-mississippi-courtroom/

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Are we approaching a turning point in the US immigration crisis?

 

An awakened conscience may not conquer the wave of xenophobia as the administration begins new draconian policies

 

Jackie Stevens and James Marcus

Sat 17 Aug 2019 07.00 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/17/us-immigration-crisis-turning-point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's easy to argue for free speech when it's not you or your children in the firing line

 

The ‘right to be a bigot’ ceases to exist without a target. We need to accept hate speech has consequences

 

 

Fri 16 Aug 2019 23.00 BST Last modified on Sat 17 Aug 2019 07.08 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rashida Tlaib rejects Israel's offer for 'humanitarian' visit to West Bank

 

US congresswoman of Palestinian descent says: ‘visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in’

 

Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem

Fri 16 Aug 2019 14.49 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/16/israel-to-allow-entry-to-rashida-tlaib-for-humanitarian-visit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The myth of Eurabia: how a far-right conspiracy theory went mainstream

 

Once an obscure idea confined to the darker corners of the internet, the anti-Islam ideology is now visible in the everyday politics of the west. How did this happen?

 

 

By Andrew Brown

Fri 16 Aug 2019 06.00 BST Last modified on Fri 16 Aug 2019 12.48 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/16/the-myth-of-eurabia-how-a-far-right-conspiracy-theory-went-mainstream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course millennials are saying ‘I don’t’ to wedding invites. We’re completely broke

 

The average cost of attending a UK wedding is £391 ($477.49). On our budgets, that can seem as attainable as a fortnight in Mauritius

 

Fri 16 Aug 2019 15.20 BST Last modified on Fri 16 Aug 2019 20.07 BST

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Going From Hong Kong to Mainland China? Your Phone Is Subject to Search

 

  • Aug. 15, 2019

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/world/asia/hong-kong-protest-phone-checks.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Something extraordinarily bad is about to happen’: Huge Chinese military build-up filmed on Hong Kong border amid airport clashes

Protesters shut down Hong Kong’s main airport again on Tuesday, forcing all remaining flights to be cancelled for second day

 

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