Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Hate crimes surged during Trump’s first year, a record high since 9/11

"Shouldn’t this urgent crisis be subject of first post-recess Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today, instead of ramming through more Trump judges? Our lives are at stake."
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Gaza is already unlivable: A response to Israel’s deadly airstrikes targeting TV station &...

Israel launched its heaviest airstrikes on the region since 2014, targeting scores of buildings, including the TV station Al-Aqsa TV. Israeli airstrikes also reportedly hit dozens of homes.

Backed by Ocasio-Cortez, youth climate activists arrested at Pelosi’s office demanding Democrats embrace ‘Green...

"Ocasio-Cortez's decision to join the protesters and march on her own House leader sets a tone of urgency and combativeness that is rare on Capitol Hill."

Bernie Sanders to re-introduce $15 minimum wage bill to new Congress

Current federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour and has not been raised since 2009.

China restores rhino and tiger parts ban after international fury

"WWF welcomes the news that China has postponed lifting its ban on the domestic trade in rhino horn and tiger bone, signalling a positive response to international reaction."

Peace Congress replaces Trump military parade on November 10 in Washington, DC

End U.S. wars at home and abroad. Reclaim Armistice Day.

“We are still here”: Native Americans win a voice in government

In light of important midterm election wins, two Native journalists revisit the influence of Indigenous peoples on democracy through the ages.
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After massacre in California bar, will a Democrat-controlled House take action on gun control?

The dead include 27-year-old Telemachus Orfanos, who survived the deadly Las Vegas massacre at a country music festival last year, only to be gunned down Wednesday night.

‘Invasion’ by caravan and the future of mass migration

One thing we can be sure of is that the mainstream corporate press has no interest in covering these issues at all, at least until they can no longer be ignored.

BREAKING: 12 dead after mass shooting took place at a bar in California

The gunman, Ian David Long, who was a Marine Corps veteran, killed at least 12 people at the bar and country music hall in Thousand Oaks.