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Syrian government hangs up to 13,000 in 'horrifying' executions, but world is unlikely to do anything

The Syrian government commits an atrocity. The United States and the United Nations denounce it. Nothing happens.<p>It's a pattern that experts say will likely continue with the revelation this week that, since 2011, officials at a military prison in Syria have summarily executed as many as 13,000 …

Rohingya Muslims Are the Most Persecuted Minority in the World: Who Are They?

“The day the army attacked my village, my father and I had just come out of prayers, when we heard sounds of shooting ... While the firing was still …

Main opposition suggests bleak picture on Turkey’s human rights under AKP rule

ANKARA<p>REUTERS photo<p>The number of arrested and convicted individuals have risen by 232 percent in Turkey in the last 15 years, while the population …

Indian nun says enough to children victims of human trafficking

MUMBAI, India — Every two minutes, a child is prepared for sexual exploitation.<p>For Sister Gracy Rodrigues, an Indian nun with the Congregation of the …

Human Rights

Theresa May 'considers raising council tax' to tackle social care crisis

Theresa May is considering changes to the council tax system to pay for social care, it has been claimed.<p>Politicians have been given repeated warnings that the country is facing a looming care crisis, as rising numbers of nursing homes close down in the face of shortages in staff and funding.<p>The …

Marco Rubio blasts Tillerson's ties to Putin

Sen. Marco Rubio took a Twitter shot on Sunday at Donald Trump's apparent choice for Secretary of State, saying no friend of Vladimir Putin's is a friend of his.<p>Rubio, the Florida Republican bested by Trump for the presidential nomination, blasted the Russian coziness of Rex Tillerson, the …

Nigel Farage could be made unofficial adviser to Donald Trump - despite what Theresa May says

Nigel Farage could be given an informal role advising Donald Trump on UK/US relations, senior Republicans are suggesting, after it emerged that he could meet the future US President for a third time this week.<p>The former UK Independence Party leader is due to travel again to America this week when …

Brexit Britain turns against globalisation, blaming it for low UK wages and inequality poll reveals

Post-Brexit Britain is in the throes of a major backlash against globalisation, blaming dwindling wages and rife inequality on the opening of the …

George Osborne

Jewish groups divided over Hanukkah party at Trump hotel

Several progressive Jewish groups are speaking out against their parent conference’s decision to hold a Hanukkah party at President-elect Donald …

Donald Trump

Emergence of political Islam puts Indonesian president to a test

JAKARTA (Reuters) - As the ranks of protesters thickened in central Jakarta on Dec. 2, turning into Indonesia’s biggest mass demonstration since the end of authoritarian rule in 1998, President Joko Widodo grappled with a dilemma: should he join the rally or stay away?<p>Habib Rizieq, spiritual leader …

Khizr Khan rose to fame with his emotional pleas against Trump. Now he's targeting the 'politics of fear'

A group of teens and twentysomethings gathered in a nondescript meeting room at the Long Beach Convention Center, hoping for a chance to say a few words and take a selfie with one of the most fervent opponents of Donald Trump to emerge from the 2016 election.<p>Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who …

In North Carolina, an immigrant church braces for the Trump administration

It’s Sunday in Raleigh. Outside, the trees are shivering in the winter chill. And in a deserted strip mall, the evangelical <i>Iglesia</i> <i>Ciudad De Dios</i> — "City of God Church" — starts its worship.<p>It’s a young church, with a corporate newness — there’s a screen for spiritual PowerPoint presentations. But …

Basu: Iowa pastor right to force church to confront LGBT issues

In June, the pastor in charge of the University of Iowa's Wesley Foundation campus ministry preached a remarkable sermon to the Iowa United Methodist …

Trump's Pick Of Rex Tillerson Will Put ExxonMobil On Trial

Trump just picked ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his nominee for Secretary of State. The State Department handles nearly all of our foreign policy, including our engagement in the international climate process. It also approves international fossil fuel projects, like the Keystone XL pipeline, …

Don't Back Trump Into A Corner Over Climate Change

You can imagine the mood that descended on the international climate conference in Marrakech last month when news emerged that Trump would be the …

California's climate fight could be painful — especially on job and income growth

Californians are likely to pay more for gasoline, electricity, food and new homes — and to feel their lives jolted in myriad other ways — because their state broadly expanded its war on climate change this summer.<p>The ambitious new goals will require complex regulations on an unprecedented scale, …

Los Angeles

How do you change a macho parliament? Talk about the reality of rape | Emer O’Toole

By describing traumas they have suffered, brave female MPs are challenging the apathy of mainstream politics and proving that the personal is political<p>Michelle Thomson’s measured, moving account of being raped when she 14, given at a House of Commons debate yesterday, was testament not only to her …

Comments about Theresa May's wrong trousers were "everyday sexism"

It began as a photo shoot to capture the freshly-appointed Prime Minister amid her new surroundings at No. 10.<p>But Theresa May’s choice of trousers for her portrait in the living room of her official London residence quickly became a point of contention.<p>Her former education secretary Nicky Morgan …

Sex Pistols: Anarchy in the UK and the tour they tried to ban

<b>Exactly 40 years ago the Sex Pistols were due to begin a 19-date UK tour to promote their new single Anarchy in the UK. Today the tour is remembered as a key moment in music history - as much for what didn't happen as for what did. In the furore that followed the band's appearance on TV show Today</b> …

Iraq's fight against ISIS is prologue to its next bloody civil war

Residents of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, which was liberated a year ago from the rule of Islamic State, are enlisting in local militias established …

Beyond the alt-right, is Donald Trump's America really about anarchy?

Thanks to the rise of Donald Trump, the world was introduced to the seamy, repugnant and downright creepy underbelly of the fringe-right, known to …

Make America Economically Great Again

I recall writing (back in the 1990s and early 2000s) that one of the great things about the US was our economic mobility. By that, I mean the ability of people to shift on the economic spectrum—to move from being a low-income family to being a high-income family, for example.<p>But recent studies tell …

Anti-semitism and the left: something is rotten in the state of Labour

Labour held three separate inquiries into anti-Semitism within its ranks during the first part of 2016. A new book by Dave Rich investigates how we …

Steve Bannon's worldview of Marx, religion, and capitalism is much more complicated than you think

BuzzFeed attended the meeting and published an invaluable transcript of Bannon's remarks.<p>It's fascinating. It shows Bannon's view of the world is much more complicated than most people have thus far assumed. He finds aspects of capitalism "very disturbing," for instance, and cites Marx in his …

The invention of Marxism’s Mr Cool

Early Trump supporter Palin suggests Carrier deal is 'crony capitalism'

Sarah Palin -- an early Donald Trump supporter and possible administration hire -- is questioning whether the president-elect’s Carrier jobs deal is a case of “crony capitalism.”<p>The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice-presidential nominee says she’s “ecstatic” for Carrier employees.<p>However, …

2017: The Battle Over The Possible

On November 8th we were issued a sobering historical reminder that social change is often not slow, incremental, or small at all. As rightful anger and disillusionment is seized to institute authoritarian, corporatist, and white supremacist agendas, progressives' best weapon is to think and …

Donald J. Trump’s Gangster Capitalism

If you’re wondering if the new normal in American politics includes a president-elect rage-tweeting at companies he dislikes, engaging in near-daily …

Donald Trump