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July 02, 2017

America's squalid history of meddling in foreign elections

Research clearly shows that the US has a long history of interfering in the elections of other countries, reports Richard Lance Keeble.While a major controversy over alleged Russian...

'Why stars are right to boycott Trump inauguration events'

Donald Trump wants top celebrities to perform at his presidential inaugural events next month. In fact, Trump's former campaign manager and now adviser Kellyanne Conway even made a plea on national TV a few weeks ago, asking Justin Timberlak ...

Is the US electoral system really 'rigged'?

Many have speculated how a Donald Trump victory would affect the US but few have thought about the consequences of a Trump loss. After falling behind Hillary Clinton in the polls, Trump has already developed a narrative for his exit: The electio ...

Israel's atrocities against Palestinians detailed in new US report

In its 2015 Country Report on Human Rights Practices for Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, the US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour acknowledges the “institutional and societal discrimination against Arab citizens ...

'Why are Americans so scared of Syrian refugees?'

People in the US want to shut the door on Syrian refugees. According to one poll, 53 percent of Americans disapprove of allowing them into the country while another 11 percent would admit only Syrians who are Christians.Most governors have ...

Shooters of colour are ‘terrorists’, but not the white gunmen

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of nine African Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, as a hate crime committed by a white man. Unfortunately, it’s not a unique event in American history. Black churches ...

Disturbing rise in suicide rate among Black American boys

A new study has revealed that the suicide rate among young African-American boys has almost doubled since 1993. The rate among white children dropped during the same period.The research, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics this week, followed th ...

Countries pick sides in global fight for the internet

In recent months, countries have rushed to sign cybersecurity pacts that not only secure cyberspace allies, but also promote their vision of the global Internet. The world is choosing sides in a fight over what the Internet will look like in the year ...

'Why America's prison population is out of control'

Criminal justice reform in the US is rapidly becoming one of the few bipartisan issues of our time. It's about time.America has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with 5 percent of the world's population and 25 percent of its prisoners. ...

UN report condemns US over police brutality and torture

A United Nations (UN) report has condemned the United States for violating the terms of an international anti-torture treaty. The panel took Washington to task for police brutality, military interrogations, and capital punishment protocols.“The Comm ...

Counting the cost of deeply unpopular Afghanistan war

Much media and political fanfare has greeted news that British troops this week finally left their last base in war-torn Afghanistan after the invasion by the West 13 years ago.Little mention was made that the withdrawal marked the end of the UK’s fo ...

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