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White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

CNN and other news outlets were blocked on Friday from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs. The decision struck veteran White House journalists as unprecedented in the modern era, and escalated tensions in the already fraught relationship between […]

 ‘The Economist’ Just Downgraded the US From a ‘Full Democracy’ to a ‘Flawed Democracy’

 ‘The Economist’ Just Downgraded the US From a ‘Full Democracy’ to a ‘Flawed Democracy’

United States is no longer a full democracy, according to the highly regarded Economist Intelligence Unit, which each year compiles a Democracy Index that “provides a snapshot of the state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories.” “The US, a standard-bearer of democracy for the world, has become a ‘flawed democracy,’ as […]

President Donald Trump to publish weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants: Hitler too did the same

President Donald Trump to publish weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants: Hitler too did the same

Donald Trump has ordered his new administration to publish a weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants. The US President’s sweeping new executive order on immigration, which he signed on the fifth day of his presidency, includes a paragraph mandating the Secretary for Homeland Security to “make public a comprehensive list of criminal actions committed by aliens” in the […]

US meddles in elections ‘all the time’: Ron Paul

US meddles in elections ‘all the time’: Ron Paul

Former US Congressman Ron Paul says the American government interferes in other countries’ elections “all the time” and cannot blame Russia for doing the same. Discussing claims by Washington that Moscow had a role in President-elect Donald Trump’s victory on November 8, Paul told Fox Business Network on Wednesday that the outcry was more about […]

Protests against Donald Trump continue across US

Protests against Donald Trump continue across US

Thousands of protesters have taken their frustration over Donald Trump‘s presidential election win onto the streets for a third straight night, following previous outbreaks of window-smashing and fire-setting. Protests swept on Friday across the cities of Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco and Portland – where one protester was shot, voicing anger at Trump’s controversial campaign […]

Protests against Donald Trump’s win turn violent

Protests against Donald Trump’s win turn violent

Protests in the US against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s election victory have turned violent as demonstrators take to the streets for a second day. Thousands of protesters on Thursday threw objects at police in Portland, Oregon, and damaged a car park, the Portland Police Department said on Twitter. Some protesters sprayed graffiti on cars […]

Sanders: If Donald Trump takes people’s anger and turns it against Minorities, we will be his worst nightmare

Sanders: If Donald Trump takes people’s anger and turns it against Minorities, we will be his worst nightmare

Senator Bernie Sanders says his camp will become President-Elect Trump’s worst nightmare if he goes after minorities in America. The former Democratic presidential hopeful says he’s prepared to work with Trump to improve working people’s lives. Sanders, who endorsed Clinton after she beat him at Democratic presidential primary and campaigned for her against Trump, warned […]

Al Jazeera condemns Egypt verdict

Al Jazeera condemns Egypt verdict

Following today’s retrial verdict in Cairo, Al Jazeera Media Network’s Acting Director General Dr Mostefa Souag said: “Today’s verdict defies logic and common sense. Our colleagues Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy will now have to return to prison, and Peter Greste is sentenced in absentia.” The whole case has been heavily politicised and has not been […]

Dissent is not disloyalty: By Nissim Mannathukkaren

Dissent is not disloyalty: By Nissim Mannathukkaren

Source: The Hindu by: Nissim Mannathukkaren The right of dissent — or, if you prefer, the right to be wrong — is surely fundamental to the existence of a democratic society. That’s the right that went first in every nation that stumbled down the trail toward totalitarianism. ¯ Edward R. Murrow Clayton Lockett, an African-American […]