Taylor Fisher

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Iran threatens to restart nuclear program after Trump pulls U.S. from ‘horrible’ deal

U.S. President Donald Trump is pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, giving the theocratic regime in Tehran an opening to kick-start its nuclear weapons program and further distancing America from its key Western allies.<p>In a televised White House announcement on Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Trump said …

How We Moved From Cold War to Hot Peace

The West's new confrontation with Russia resembles some aspects of the Cold War, but also features new dynamics, some of which may be even more …

A New Cold War Is Unfolding in Space

China, Russia, and the U.S. are competing for military advantage in orbit. U.S. intelligence agencies warned in February that China and Russia are …

Why can’t the world’s best military win its wars?

<b>FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept 11, 2007 file picture, plumes of fire and smoke fill the sky after a suicide car bomb explosion which hit fuel tanker trucks on the main highway of Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaleq, File) (AP)</b><p>Americans need to rethink war and look …

The United States Is the Real Extremist Country

Tom EngelhardtOur investment in destruction is anything but normal.The post The United States Is the Real Extremist Country appeared first on The …

Korean War Finally Ending, in Huge Victory for Peace Activists

North and South Korea have agreed to sign a peace deal, after nearly 70 years of war. Christine Ahn says this is thanks to dedicated activism inside …

I Keep My Grandfather’s Mind Active By Calling Him Every Day And Telling Him World War II Never Happened

Degenerative brain conditions like Alzheimer’s affect more than 5 million Americans, and that number is only rising. The senior citizens in our lives …

UC Berkeley: We’re for free speech. But ...

Last year, the University of California’s flagship Berkeley campus — famously the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement in 1964 that helped inspire …

Rights & Freedoms

Syria: Egypt Joins the Fray to Support Russia-Backed Coalition

Finally, Egypt has taken a clear stance on Syria. This is an event of great importance to drastically change the situation. Speaking on the …

North and South Korea announce an end to Korean War

Texas executes man convicted of strangling female impersonator | Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas on Wednesday executed a man convicted of strangling a female impersonator in Houston in 2001 and then stealing the victim’s car, a prisons official said.<p>Richard Masterson, 43, was put to death by lethal injection at the state’s death chamber in Huntsville. Masterson …

New York police shoot and kill mentally ill black man who pointed a pipe at them

Saheed Vassell was well known around his Crown Heights neighborhood.<p>New York Police Department officers shot and killed a 34-year-old black man they …

Law Enforcement

US among world leaders in death penalty, surpassed only by Saudi, Iran & Pakistan – Amnesty

With 28 killings in 2015, the US is the only country in the Americas and among OSCE members to be on the list of top executioners published by …

“White Privilege” Is a Racist Concept, and Trying to Teach It Is a Racist Act

As I was writing an article earlier about a PTA at a North Carolina elementary school attempting to teach parents and kids about the concept of …

Potential alternate jurors in Cosby case are aware of #MeToo movement

As jury selection in Bill Cosby‘s sex assault retrial drags into its fourth day, the battle continues to find Pennsylvania residents able — and …

Me Too movement

#StephonClark: Black Lives Matter Protests Will Continue ‘Until We Get Justice’

The Sacramento, Calif., chapter of Black Lives Matter wants the two police officers who shot and killed 22-year-old Stephon Clark on March 18 to be …

Justice

Continuing the whitewash of Israel’s crimes on the Gaza border

A Palestinian protester is carried away after being injured by Israeli fire at the Great March of Return in Gaza. (Photo: Mohammed Asad)<p>Larry …

Israel

UK threatens action against 1,500 firms over silence on gender pay gap | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About 1,500 large British companies that failed to meet a government deadline to report the pay gap between male and female employees could face legal action, Britain’s equality watchdog said on Thursday.<p>A law introduced last year requires companies and …

Gender

Protesters Demand Justice For Saheed Vassell, Unarmed Black Man Shot By Cops In NYC

"They murdered my son, and I want justice,” his mother said.<p>Hundreds of people rallied in New York City on Thursday evening to call for justice for Saheed Vassell, an unarmed black man who was shot by police the day before.<p>Activists gathered in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where New York City police …

Supreme Court: No Lives Matter If a Cop Feels Threatened

The high court’s ruling this week basically says that if an old lady has a cane and a cop says he thought it was a gun, he can fire away.<p>It’s …

Top tips to make your home move green

Data and technology business, buzzmove, has calculated that a typical home move creates an average 16.8kg of CO2 emissions. With 1.8 million moves a …

South Africa declares drought a national disaster | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has declared a national disaster over the drought afflicting southern and western regions including Cape Town, though the city pushed back its “Day Zero”, the date when its taps are expected to run dry.<p>Dried out branches are seem amongst caked mud at …

South Africa

Here's what Trump's new budget means for renewable energy

Cutting Costs<p>The Trump administration’s latest budget proposal released on February 12, 2018 could have major consequences for the future of …

Fires in the Amazon Are a Problem For the Entire Planet

The Amazon Rainforest is known to emit a whopping 255 million metric tons <b></b>of carbon a year. The reality is that this number could be much, <i>much</i> higher …

The UN Climate Panel needs more women

The lack of female scientists on the UN's panel of climate scientists is hurting the quality of scientific research.<p>A 2013 special issue of <i>Nature</i> took a look at gender bias in science, and concluded that the field still was “institutionally sexist.” Women scientists make less money, and receive …

Global Warming Map Shows What Happens When the Earth Gets 4 Degrees Warmer

Click to enlarge.<br>This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.<p>We read a lot about global warming in the headlines, and climate change is certainly one of the biggest concerns for most …

Cape Town is running out of water. Can we prevent a global crisis?

Running Dry<p>At the end of April, the South African city of Cape Town may become the world’s first major city to run out of water. The city has spent …

Washington Governor Shuts Down Gigantic Fossil Fuel Project

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee scored a major win for environmentalists on Monday when he rejected a permit to build what would have been the …

I took a trip to Chernobyl’s exclusion zone and photographed it in infrared

We always hear praises of the might of Mother Nature, how it renders useless mans’ creations, and bears life above the ruins. Well, it’s something …

Single-use plastic bags ban under scrutiny as shoppers switch and ditch reusables

Australian states with bans in place see rise in consumers and retailers resorting to thicker bags to escape the rule<p>Shoppers in states that have banned single-use shopping bags are reportedly buying reusable plastic bags then throwing them away.<p>The Australian Capital Territory requested an …

Pollution