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Funding Islamophobia: $206m went to promoting ‘hatred’ of American Muslims

Funding Islamophobia: $206m went to promoting ‘hatred’ of American Muslims

Inciting hate toward American Muslims and Islam has become a multimillion-dollar business, according to a report released on Monday. Released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair) and University of California Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender, the report names 74 groups it says contribute in some way to Islamophobia in the US. Of those groups, it says, the primary […]

US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

. The Trump administration put the Palestinians on notice Friday that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they’ve entered serious peace talks with Israel, US officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has determined that the Palestinians ran […]

Donald Trump’s Europe tour leaves leaders strangely shaken

Donald Trump’s Europe tour leaves leaders strangely shaken

He crunched hands, shoved shoulders and struck poses. He scoffed chocolates, ignored protocol and harangued heads of state. He denied saying things he had said, then said things that showed he did not understand. It may, mercifully, have passed off without apocalyptic mishap, but Donald Trump’s first transatlantic trip as US president still left European […]

US-led coalition air strike in Syria kills more than 30 people in school near Isis-held Raqqa, says human rights watchdog

US-led coalition air strike in Syria kills more than 30 people in school near Isis-held Raqqa, says human rights watchdog

At least 33 people have been killed in an air strike on a school sheltering displaced people near the Isis-held city of Raqqa, Syria, a monitoring group has said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was believed the US-led coalition had carried out the attack. Observatory activists counted at least 33 bodies […]

If Gorsuch is confirmed, the legitimacy of the US supreme court won’t recover

If Gorsuch is confirmed, the legitimacy of the US supreme court won’t recover

While Russia’s involvement in our elections is unquestionably horrible, and it will likely take many more drip, drip, drips before we know the full extent of it, our democracy is facing an equally devastating threat much closer to home. On Monday, when Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing is scheduled to begin, the Republicans will attempt to […]

View of Armageddon: US government declassifies early nuclear test footage

View of Armageddon: US government declassifies early nuclear test footage

The US government has declassified 750 video recordings from 210 atmospheric nuclear tests that were conducted in the United States between 1945 and 1962. Some of the footage, while truly impressive, will make you run for cover. Each of the nuclear tests conducted by the US government from the start of the nuclear arms race […]

#Vault7: CIA, MI5 turned Samsung TVs into spying devices, even when switched off

#Vault7: CIA, MI5 turned Samsung TVs into spying devices, even when switched off

The CIA and MI5 have the ability to hack certain Samsung smart TVs which can then be operated as a listening device even when the televisions are switched off, the latest WikiLeaks dump has revealed, raising privacy questions for homes across the world. The high-tech cyber espionage capabilities were detailed in WikiLeaks’ latest data release […]

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