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Lawmakers Warn Saudi Ambassador Military Operation In Yemen Could Cause Famine

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A bipartisan group of senators urged the Saudi ambassador to have his government avoid bombing a port in Yemen that serves as the main ...

After Years Of War, U.S. Policy In Afghanistan Is A Mystery

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
Lee H. Hamilton

At 15 years and counting, the war in Afghanistan is by far America's longest war and among its most costly. We're draining our resources, sustaining m...

The Unrelenting Fight For Black Lives 25 Years After The LA Riots

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.28.2017 | Black Voices

Alicia Garza was just 11 years old when riots erupted in the streets of Los Angeles 25 years ago ― but her memories of the events that unfolded are ...

Holy Cow: As Hindu Nationalism Surges In India Cows Are Protected, But Minorities, Not So Much

The Conversation Global | Posted 04.28.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

Aftab Alam, Aligarh Muslim University Indolent Indian cows sitting or eating on the busiest roads of the country’s cities are common sights for an...

GOP congressman Wept As He Begged God To Forgive U.S. For Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.28.2017 | Queer Voices

A Texas congressman choked back tears at an event in Washington, D.C. this week as he begged God to forgive the U.S. for legalizing same-sex marriage....

Venezuela And The OAS: The Logic Of Withdrawal

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 04.28.2017 | Latino Voices
Mark Weisbrot

Venezuela’s announcement that it would withdraw from the Organization of American States (OAS) has been greeted with the usual derision in the U.S. ...

Female Muslim Clerics In Indonesia Issue Fatwa Against Child Marriage

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.28.2017 | World

Female clerics on Thursday issued an unprecedented fatwa against child marriage in Indonesia in a bid to stop young girls becoming brides in the world...

Bipartisan Pressure Builds On Paul Ryan Over War Authorization

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A bipartisan group of 46 lawmakers wrote to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Friday, urging him to schedule a debate on Congress’ ...

Thousands Are Flocking To Washington This Weekend To Demand Climate Action

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For the second weekend in a row, thousands of environmentalists plan to descend on the nation’s capital and hold marches throughout t...

New Leader Of France's National Front Steps Down Amid Reports Of Holocaust Denial

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.28.2017 | World

French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen temporarily stepped down as leader of the far-right National Front this week, in what has been widely viewed...

The end: Chilean legend exits presidential race, ushering in a new political era

The Conversation Global | Posted 04.28.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

Cristóbal Bellolio, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez In a dramatic change of heart, former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos, who played a central role in ...

Another Promise Dead: Trump Won't Back Out Of NAFTA

David Pakman | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
David Pakman

Donald Trump loves to boast about his excellent negotiating skills, claiming that he’s the best of the best, but yet again could not complete a camp...

The First 100 Days Of Resistance

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Donald Trump’s 100th day as president is upon us, and the early reviews aren’t good. Although he now calls it a “ridiculous standard,” Trump o...

News Roundup for April 28, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics

Day 99 of President Trump... 1. Michelle Obama won’t run for office but will keep making the world a better place. No word on how much money she’l...

Pope Francis Arrives In Egypt Seeking Peace And Reconciliation

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.28.2017 | World

Pope Francis arrived in Cairo on Friday hoping to mend ties with Muslim leaders just as Egypt’s ancient Christian community faces unprecedented pres...

We Know Our Candidates Are Outsiders, But Politics Needs Outsiders

Hannah Peaker | Posted 04.28.2017 | World
Hannah Peaker

The Women’s Equality Party has today announced further candidates for the 2017 General Election. We are fielding a diverse list of candidates in con...

This Documentary Reveals A New Side Of The U.S. War In Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.28.2017 | Entertainment

The Green Berets were, in their own words, “America’s response to the most catastrophic terrorist attack on U.S. soil ever.” Sent to Afghanistan...

Coulter Controversy Leaves Only Losers

PEN American Center | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
PEN American Center

By Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director, PEN America The cancellation of Ann Coulter’s planned speech at the University of California, Berkeley, leave...

Yes, Climate Change Matters: International Scientists Appeal To Trump On His First 100 Days

The Conversation Global | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
The Conversation Global

By Maty Konte, United Nations University; Joice Ferreira, Federal University of Pará; Sandrine Maljean-Dubois, Aix-Marseille Université , and Shobha...

Kenya Is Doing Its Part To Battle Drought. We Must Too.

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 04.28.2017 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

After three years of drought and failed harvests, Kenya is in the grip of a national crisis. All eyes are on neighbouring Somalia and South Sudan – ...

The Case For Christians Joining The Resistance

Stephen Mattson | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
Stephen Mattson

Many Christians use religious rhetoric to support President Trump and reference scriptural texts such as Romans 13:1 to defend their allegiance: Let e...

Trump Warns Of ‘Major, Major Conflict’ With North Korea

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but ...

U.S. Should Favor Most Vulnerable Religious Refugees

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Trump Administration made a second attempt to revamp U.S. visa and refugee policy. The redo was far better planned and executed than the original....

A Public Plan For Peace

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The American will to wage war — endless war, pointless war, total war — is, I fear, impervious to public opinion and even political action. It rem...

GOP Lawmakers Team Up With Anti-Islam Activist To Launch Israel Victory Caucus

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.27.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A pair of Republican lawmakers launched a caucus on Thursday aimed at ensuring the “victory of Israel in the conflict between Israel ...