Tag: rights

US Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh faces tough Congress hearings

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is expected to face tough questions during four days of hearings this week over his stance on controversial issues, including women's rights and corporate power. Democrats will grill President Donald Trump's pick for the...

/ September 3, 2018

Is Trump’s evangelical brain trust in violation of the law?

Pastor Joshua Nink, right, prays for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, as his wife, Melania, watches after a Sunday service at First Christian Church, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in January 2016. Jae C. Hong/AP The religious right’s affection for President...

/ September 2, 2018

US-British Neo-Imperialism and its Modern Day “Missionaries”

By Tony Cartalucci The worst sort of deception is that perpetrated by those who pose as defending the most vulnerable when, in reality, they are leveraging circumstances, exploiting suffering, and in many cases, playing a direct role in perpetuating both....

/ September 2, 2018

Despite lack of visa, Chelsea Manning presses on with speaking tour via video link

Updated September 03, 2018 00:13:15 Photo: Chelsea Manning continues with the Antidote speaking tour via video. (ABC News) United States whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who is yet to receive a visa from the Federal Government to enter Australia for a speaking...

/ September 2, 2018

A Pennsylvania AMI Smart Meter Survey Reports Horror Stories

By Catherine J. Frompovich Pennsylvanians literally have been screwed figuratively by their state legislature and legislators regarding the totalitarian approach and mandate to retrofitting health-harming utility [electric, natural gas and water] AMI Smart Meters, specifically through committee procedural actions of...

/ September 1, 2018

John McCain: Obama and Bush pay tribute at Washington service

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMeghan McCain: "We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness" Ex-presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush have paid tribute to Senator John McCain at a memorial service at Washington's...

/ September 1, 2018

Lana Del Rey postpones Israel concert following backlash

US singer Lana Del Rey has decided to postpone an appearance in Israel, where she was due to perform at a music festival next week, in a planned concert criticised by fans and activists. Del Ray said in a statement on...

/ September 1, 2018

Mr. Trump, you cannot erase the Palestinian refugees

First, the Trump Administration “took Jerusalem off the table.” Now, in an especially dangerous display of recklessness, they have announced their intention to do the same for the Palestinian “right of return.” The first indication that this was in the...

/ September 1, 2018

Border Crossings: Our Criminals, Their Criminals, and “Good Fences”

Robert Frost comes to mind any time I hear the ear-ache-incurring debates regarding the projected border wall between the United States and Mexico. I have lived near borders for most of my life. I was born in Alaska, the only...

/ September 1, 2018

Branko Tomovic’s ‘The Smell of Petrol’ to have World Premiere at Oldenburg International Film Festival

The Smell of Petrol is the second film by award winning writer/director and actor Branko Tomovic (24: Live Another Day, Luna, The Bourne Ultimatum). Cosima Shaw (Mars, V for Vendetta) stars as the main character Jackie. The exciting cast also includes Laurence...

/ August 31, 2018

Why California’s Privacy Law Won’t Hurt Facebook or Google

California, that innovative economic juggernaut that so often takes the regulatory lead on matters such as automobile emissions, is once again establishing the ground rules to a vital industry. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), signed into law by Governor...

/ August 31, 2018

Venice 2018 Review: TUMBBAD Is A Complex Story Of Avarice And Fear

Something sinister lurks in the bowels of an ancient colonial estate in the rural Indian village of Tumbbad. A vengeful god protects an endless fortune that has existed since the beginning of time. Vinayak Rao's family have looked over the...

/ August 30, 2018

‘We are going to abolish this law’– Aida Touma-Sliman on Jewish nation-state law

I go to so many speeches on the Middle East that they blur, but last week I was so bowled over by a Palestinian speaker, both her presence and words, that we wanted to provide a transcript of her remarks....

/ August 30, 2018

HOSTILE: Watch an Exclusive Clip From The Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

In Mathieu Turi's debut feature film, Hostile, a lone survivor named Juliette struggles to survive against hunger, thirst, a broken leg, and the horrifying creatures that only come out at night in her post-apocalyptic world. Hostile played in more than...

/ August 30, 2018

Labor Board Backs Engineers Who Were Fired for Unionizing

The National Labor Relations Board is joining the fight by a group of engineers who want to form a union at a small San Francisco software company. The NLRB Tuesday issued a complaint against Lanetix, alleging the company violated federal...

/ August 29, 2018

The Atlantic Hires Alex Hardiman As Chief Business and Product Officer

Washington, D.C. (August 29, 2018)—The Atlantic’s president Bob Cohn announced today that Alex Hardiman, currently the head of news products at Facebook, will be The Atlantic’s chief business and product officer. In this role, Hardiman will guide audience experience and...

/ August 29, 2018

Myanmar rejects UN findings in Rohingya genocide report

Myanmar's government has rejected a United Nations' report on mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya, which calls for Myanmar officials to face genocide charges over their campaign against the Muslim minority. On Wednesday, a senior spokesperson for the government...

/ August 29, 2018

Vigilantes with a Badge: Warrior Cops Endanger Our Lives and Freedoms

By John W. Whitehead “There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal.”—Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of...

/ August 28, 2018