Monday, October 25, 2021

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Lawmakers reintroduce War Powers Resolution to end carnage in Yemen and...

Both the House and Senate "should move swiftly to reassert [their] war powers and end U.S. support for this brutal, unconstitutional war."

In historic vote, Senate comes together to end military support of...

"I hope … we send a loud and powerful message by passing this resolution. That we’re going to bring peace to that country and that the United States Congress is going to reassert its constitutional authority to be the body that makes war not the president."

House Republicans stymie Senate plan to pass War Powers resolution

"Speaker Ryan is not allowing a vote on my resolution to stop the war in Yemen because many Republicans will vote with us and he will lose the vote."

Human rights in 2018 – ten issues that made headlines

Here we highlight some of the rights challenges that captured the world’s attention this year, illustrating the struggle to secure human rights is far from over.

In a historic first, Senate advances bill to end US support...

Wednesday’s vote sets the stage for a possible final vote on the measure within days, and has been seen as a rebuke of President Trump’s handling of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

An unholy alliance: Trump, Putin, Kim Jung-Un, and Mohammed bin Salman

“An alliance which is perceived as unnatural, unusual, or simply undesirable, sometimes between seemingly antagonistic parties.”

Will Congress reclaim war powers and end US military involvement in...

"The Senate will be able, for the first time, to debate and vote on a check on Trump's war-making in Yemen"

Senate votes to end illegal US war in Yemen

“This Senate vote should mark the beginning of the end of American complicity in the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.”

Our man in Riyadh

So there is more than a little poetic justice – or is it irony? – in General Abizaid’s proposed posting to Riyadh.

Despite famine, Khashoggi, and school bus massacre, House GOP moves swiftly...

The move ensured that Republicans can avoid voting on the bill – a vote in which they would have to choose between standing up against a war that has killed more than 15,000 civilians or angering President Donald Trump.

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Fossil fuel plant run by William Koch at heart of EPA investigation into racism...

“My hope is that they will thoroughly investigate their emissions and their impact on the community and draw what we believe to be an inescapable conclusion that Oxbow is an eminent danger to the life and health of people in Port Arthur and southeast Texas.”

The persecution of Steven Donziger

“Why am I the one being locked up? I helped hold [Chevron] accountable.”

Louisiana deputy who slammed a Black woman on the pavement was named in multiple...

Julio Alvarado has been named in nine federal civil rights lawsuits, all involving the use of excessive force.
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Minneapolis cop charged after killing innocent man with patrol car

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced that Officer Brian Cummings has been charged with felony counts of second degree manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide.

US billionaires are now $2.1 trillion richer than before the pandemic

Not only did the wealth of U.S. billionaires grow, but so did their numbers: in March of last year, there were 614 Americans with 10-figure bank accounts. Today there are 745.