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Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes and a men's rights activist spent an entire show attacking Black women

Gavin McInnes, the founder of the violent, fraternal men-only organization Proud Boys, devoted the July 16 episode of his CRTV show <i>Get Off My Lawn</i> to …

Rights & Freedoms

Over 400,000 people living in 'modern slavery' in US, report finds

More than 400,000 people could be living in “modern slavery” in the US, a condition of servitude broadly defined in a new study as forced and state-imposed labor, sexual servitude and forced marriage.<p>The Global Slavery Index, published on Thursday by Walk Free Foundation, describes modern slavery …

Forced Labor

Former senior CIA official says it's "quite near time" for Trump supporters to kill Trump opponents

Michael Scheuer says its about time to kill American citizens who oppose Trump. Scheuer is a former senior CIA official and the author of the New …

Mainstream Media

The Ninth Circuit Protects Gun Rights and Stops Confiscation

The stage may be set for Brett Kavanaugh’s first Second Amendment test as a justice.<p>Every now and then the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — arguably …

Gun Control

“Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing”: How ICE and Other Agencies Vilify Immigrant Youth

An interview with Immigration Law Professor Laila Hlass<p>“<i>Violent animals.” “Menace.” “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing.” This is the language that President</i> …

Immigration

More than half of Trump voters worry MS-13 will target their family

A majority of Trump voters said that they were at least somewhat worried about MS-13 targeting them or their families and 85% believe that the …

United States

Bodies believed to be those of 95 black forced-labor prisoners from Jim Crow era unearthed in Sugar Land after one man’s quest

Today the city of Sugar Land is a sprawling suburb southwest of Houston, home to Imperial Sugar Co., shopping malls and endless cul-de-sacs. But more than a century ago, it was a sprawling network of sugar cane plantations and prison camps. Sugar Land was better known then as the Hellhole on the …

Black History

Lawmakers push bill that would ban 'gay panic' and 'trans panic' legal defenses

Two Democratic lawmakers are pressing for legislation that crack down on the use of so-called "gay panic" and "trans panic" defenses in federal court.<p>…

LGBTQI

CEOs are dumping stock in their companies. Here's what that means

The captains of Corporate America are steering a record amount of cash into stock buybacks.<p>Companies have announced them this year at a rate of more than $5 billion a day. The buyback boom has been viewed by investors as a sign of confidence among CEOs.<p>Yet with their own money, executives are …

Investing

Obama issues a new warning against 'strongman politics'

The remarks come one day after Trump was widely rebuked for publicly cozying up to Putin.<p>Former President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday of “a politics of fear and resentment and retrenchment,” delivering a rebuke of the nationalist, right-wing brand of politics for which President Donald Trump has …

Donald Trump

Human rights report calls for new approach to tackle violence against people with disabilities

When Nicole Lee's husband was removed from her home after she disclosed a decade of abuse to hospital staff following a suicide attempt, it took her …

Human Rights

White Woman Looks So Sad She Got Caught Being 'Racially Charged'

We used to live in economically anxious times. It was why that rock-solid base of support for Donald Trump, the white working class, would …

College Football Playoff

A Landmark Legal Shift Opens Pandora’s Box For DIY Guns

These digital files will allow anyone to 3-D print untraceable guns.<p>The 25-year-old libertarian Cody Wilson invented and uploaded blueprints to a …

Guns

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TWR & clinic: launch of Threads<p>In collaboration with clinic, we’re delighted to present an evening of readings and discussion to launch <i>Threads</i>, …

Creative Writing

Alabama woman gunned down by abusive ex-husband after judge let him keep his weapons

A judge in Ardmore, Alabama twice denied Debra Ann Rivera protective orders against her ex-husband, Darwin Brazier — including requests that his …

Crime

Oklahoma man molests 5-year-old girl after promising safe haven to immigrant family

An Oklahoma City man lured an immigrant family to his home with a promise of a safe haven — but instead molested their 5-year-old child.<p>The family …

Crime

Sex trafficking survivor says he was sold during Indianapolis 500

One of Matt Sprague's most searing memories, he says, is of being trafficked out of hotel rooms during Indianapolis 500 race weekends<p>Kelly Sprague knew her husband had a severe problem.<p>Night after night, he thrashed about violently in their bed. He wandered the house aimlessly in the early morning …

United Methodist

A Harvard study shows that just thinking of “immigrants” makes people less generous

Immigration has become a defining topic of elections and politics globally, from the US to the UK. Germany was the latest to capitulate to xenophobic tendencies, with chancellor Angela Merkel dialing back her policy of welcoming refugees and immigrants to appease immigration hawks within her own …

Angela Merkel

Armed Cops Forced Domestic-Violence Victims to Make Naked ‘Catfight’ Sex Videos, Lawsuit Claims

One sex-crimes detective is accused of assaulting a shooting survivor more than 50 times.<p>“I like strong women,” former Horry County Police Officer …

Law Enforcement

How the Capital Gazette shooter obtained his gun

Maryland has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. In this case, it didn't matter.<p>Jarrod Ramos pleaded guilty to criminal harassment in …

Guns

"Bring the War Home": A Timely Investigation of the White Power Movement

Kathleen Belew’s <i>Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America</i> is an unquestionably powerful, well-researched and must-read …

Political Science

Afghan woman's ears cut off by husband

<b>A 23-year-old Afghan woman has described to the BBC how her husband tied her up and cut off both her ears in a domestic violence attack in the northern province of Balkh.</b><p>The woman - Zarina - is now in a stable but traumatised condition in hospital.<p>"I haven't committed any sin," she said. "I don't …

Ashraf Ghani

Annapolis killer was allowed to buy a gun — even after woman he stalked warned he’d be ‘next mass shooter’

Jarrod Ramos, the man accused by police of fatally shooting five people and wounding seven others at the Annapolis Capital Gazette newspaper, was …

Crime

Our Hate Mail

Are these trolls? Actual threats? How can anyone tell the difference, anyway?<p>Up until the moment on Thursday he allegedly murdered five Capital Gazette employees, Jarrod W. Ramos was in many ways a kind of media consumer known to every journalist in America. He hated the newspaper, and he set up a …

Siblings

21 Americans With Opposing Views on Guns Sat Down to Talk to Each Other. Here's What They Discovered

They were here because of Parkland. And before that: Sandy Hook. Before that: Columbine.<p>Outside, as the sun came up, kids wearing “March For Our …

Guns

String of transgender murders could be the work of a serial killer, activists fear

Three transgender black women have been fatally shot in Jacksonville, Florida, since the beginning of the year, and local activists fear that the killings are linked.<p>“The transgender community in Jacksonville is frightened,” Gina Duncan, a transgender-rights advocate with Equality Florida, said in …

Crime

How smart home devices can be weaponized for domestic violence

Smart home devices can control the temperature in your room through an app or lock your doors with the press of a button. Their ease and …

Domestic Violence

A Chinese-Style Digital Dystopia Isn’t As Far Away As We Think

A handful of giant companies are centralizing control of the internet, and our courts and government are going along with it.<p>Chinese journalist Liu Hu always knew he’d have trouble with the authorities; he had been exposing corruption and wrongdoing for years. He was used to being hassled with …

Net Neutrality

Honduran teen tells of abuse, isolation at detention center

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Honduran teen is describing being beaten and deprived of food inside a youth immigration detention center in the mountains of Virginia.<p>The young immigrant says he was strip searched and placed in solitary confinement after arriving at age 16 to Shenandoah Valley Juvenile …

Civil Rights

Community rallies around small business owners after appalling racist note

Two Indianapolis small-business owners are working to open a video game shop. The goal is to help both kids and adults (there’s booze for the adults) …

Small Business