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Tequila To Sponsor Your Instagram Story This Saturday

Tequila has announced that it will be unofficially sponsoring your Instagram story this Saturday night. The Mexican liquor, which reportedly makes you go a little bit “loopy”, has said it is delighted to be a part of your night out...

/ July 16, 2018

Notes from the US: Racism enshrined in law

Louis Further rounds up some of the key news from the US, including some nasty rulings coming down from the “pre” reactionary group which sitting before Trump imposes his vision for its future. This month was a busy one for...

/ July 16, 2018

Brexit: Hard fall

The negotiations within the British government on Britain leaving the EU ended up with a new plan for a "soft Brexit", as prime minister Theresa May called it. The plan, which maintains some of the current relationship between the UK...

/ July 16, 2018

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Gets Some Marijuana: A True Story

My friend Mr. Smith went to Washington, D.C. in the spring of 2018 to participate in a protest. Mr. Smith wanted to purchase some marijuana. In the state where Mr. Smith lives, he’s allowed to purchase medical marijuana from highly...

/ July 16, 2018

Behold the Technicolor Playground That Is teamLab’s New Digital Art Museum

The pioneering interdisciplinary art collective teamLab has opened the world’s first digital art museum in Tokyo. Called the Mori Building Digital Art Museum: teamLab Borderless, the venue offers a rotating display of colorful moving imagery that fills an entire gallery and...

/ July 16, 2018

Old whines in dark web bottles

IN A May 8 op-ed article in the New York Times, Bari Weiss gushes about “a collection of iconoclastic thinkers, academic renegades and media personalities” known as the “Intellectual Dark Web” (IDW). But despite Weiss’ claims that this group “sound[s]...

/ July 16, 2018

The old guideposts matter on new terrain

The View from the 14th District Lucy Herschel | My next U.S. Congress representative is most likely going to be a 28-year-old Bronx-born, Puerto Rican activist and proud socialist. I can truly say I did not see that coming. This...

/ July 16, 2018

Why is anti-Semitism crawling out of the shadows?

ANTI-SEMITISM has come crawling back into popular politics, together with the far-right fringe that had kept it quiet, but never abandoned it. According to an audit by the Anti-Defamation League, there were 1,986 anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. in 2017,...

/ July 16, 2018

Chicago cops crack heads after another killing

CHICAGO POLICE cracked down on protesters after a crowd of angry residents swelled through the evening of July 14 to express their outrage at the police murder of Harith Augustus in the city’s South Shore neighborhood. Augustus, known as “Snoop,”...

/ July 16, 2018

We are nurses and we won’t back down

Some 1,800 nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) in Burlington took to the picket lines for two days last week to fight for competitive pay and safe staffing levels. To the nurses, members of the Vermont Federation...

/ July 16, 2018

Activists Discuss Being LGBTQ+ in the Arab World | NowThis

‘There was nothing wrong with me. It was the people around me that were wrong.’ — These LGBTQ+ Arabs want others like them to know there is hope. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe These LGBT activists want other Arabs who...

/ July 15, 2018

Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker Expose Wage-Suppressing Policy | Op-Ed | NowThis

Burger King, Carl’s Jr., and other huge corporations keep wages lower using this shady tactic — Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker are trying to end it. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook...

/ July 15, 2018

Anti-fascist reports: Confronting the far-right in London

Anti-fascist activists from Plan C and Edinburgh Antifa write on yesterday’s clash with Tommy Robinson-supporting neo-nazis. Plan C report: Over 500 of us met at the site of the International Brigades Memorial in Jubilee Gardens, South Bank in opposition to...

/ July 15, 2018

Why Congress Needs to Revive Its Tech Support Team

Congress is finally turning its attention to Silicon Valley. And it’s not hard to understand why: Technology impinges upon every part of our civic sphere. We’ve got police using AI to determine which neighborhoods to patrol, Facebook filtering the news,...

/ July 15, 2018

Reported Burglar Turns Out To Be ‘Rogue Squirrel’

RT-Images via Getty Images Squirrels can do no wrong. A woman in Harrow, London, thought she heard something suspicious in her home Thursday morning, but it was nut what she thought. The loud noises prompted the woman to phone the police and...

/ July 14, 2018

LGBTQ+ Activists Dress As Pride Flag at the World Cup in Russia | NowThis

These activists protested Russia’s LGBTQ+ discrimination by secretly bringing the Pride flag to the World Cup. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe The FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia has showcased not only international competition and sportsmanship, but the 2018 World...

/ July 14, 2018

Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan, and jail

SITTING stony-faced at the back of a business-class cabin on an Etihad flight from London to the Pakistani city of Lahore, Nawaz Sharif waited patiently for his arrest on the evening of July 13th. His only sign of stress was...

/ July 14, 2018

Reverend Jim Martin Discusses the Moral Imperative to Welcome Migrant Children | Op-Ed | NowThis

‘We’re supposed to welcome them. That’s God’s law.’ — This priest rejects conservative Christians using the Bible to justify anti-immigrant and anti-refugee policies. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Reverend Jim Martin believes that conservative Christians using the Bible to justify...

/ July 14, 2018

YouTube Will Now Decide FOR YOU What Is And What Isn’t AUTHORITATIVE NEWS!

By Press For Truth The days of “YouTube” are over and the time of “ThemTube” is upon us. On Monday July 9th on the official YouTube Blog the company announced their plan to promote and fund “authoritative” news. The mainstream...

/ July 14, 2018

Facebook Purges Over 80 Accounts in Sweeping Attack on the Alternative Media

By Phillip Schneider Starting in June of 2018, Facebook began deleting pages with up to 40 million followers in an unprecedented assault on independent media outlets using the platform.  Jake Passi, the founder of the popular Facebook page Collectively Conscious...

/ July 14, 2018