General News

Canada’s Cops Were Ready to Shoot Indigenous Anti-Pipeline Activists

January 10, 2020

RCMP officers were instructed to use as much violence as they wanted at the blockade of the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline. Kanahus Manuel, an indigenous activist in British Columbia, said it’s part of Canada’s long colonial legacy.

The Liars that Led Us to War

January 10, 2020

Two Iraq war veterans explain why Congress has failed to stop the endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and say the United States needs to learn from its imperialist history if anything is going to change.

International Criminal Court Prepares to Try Israelis over War Crimes

January 9, 2020

Shawan Jabarin of the Al-Haq human rights organization discusses the International Criminal Court decision to prepare a lawsuit against the state of Israel regarding war crimes committed against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israeli authorities are already panicking.

Australian Wildfires Prove Denying Climate Change Won’t Save You From It

January 9, 2020

Climate scientist Michael Mann is in Australia, where the bushfire crisis is unfolding in real time. He says voters there need to look for ‘climate hawks’ who can counteract the climate-denying policies of politicians like current prime minister Scott Morrison.

Trump Announces Additional ‘Punishing’ Sanctions on Iran

January 8, 2020

The president’s statement addressed the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the Iran nuclear agreement, and the role of NATO.

$71 Million for More Cops; Not A Dime for Jobs and Healthcare

January 8, 2020

Operation Relentless Pursuit is a Department of Justice initiative to combat crime through a “surge in federal resources.” We talked with Brandon Walker of the Ujima People’s Progress Party about what’s really needed to combat crime and empower neighborhoods in places like Baltimore, one of the seven cities targeted by the plan.

Will Soleimani’s Assassination Set Back Iraq’s October Revolution?

January 7, 2020

Soleimani’s killing could open a path for peace if cooler heads prevail, argues professor of Middle East politics Sabah Alnasseri.

25 People and 1 Billion Animals Are Dead from Australia’s Bushfires

January 7, 2020

Australia’s climate-denying prime minister has already called in emergency responders to battle the wildfire crisis. But fire season hasn’t peaked yet, and scientists are warning that the country’s own policies are part of the feedback loop driving their unprecedented crisis.

Iranian Americans Harassed and Detained at US Border

January 7, 2020

Dozens of people, including American citizens, faced hours of questioning at the Washington entry point. Jamal Abdi of the National Iranian American Council says the reports could indicate a directive for heightened screening of people born in Iran.

Australia, Your Country Is Burning – Dangerous Climate Change Is Here With You Now

January 7, 2020

I am a climate scientist on holiday in the Blue Mountains, watching climate change in action.