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Coke pulls offensive Christmas ad but faces backlash from indigenous rights group

Coca-Cola is under fire for an advertisement unveiled in Mexico, focusing on the indigenous Mixe community, that some believe struck a racist, …

Guns Don't Kill People, Complacent Liberals Do

This week a pair of gunmen stormed the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California dressed in dark tactical gear and heavily armed with hand guns, assault-style weapons, and explosive devices. They killed 14 people and injured 17 others.<p>It will go down as the deadliest mass shooting since …

French police don't hesitate to use broad new emergency powers

It was a typical Saturday night at the Pepper Grill, a halal burger and Tex-Mex restaurant in the Parisian suburb of St.-Ouen-l'Aumone. Staff were busy serving customers when police in full body armor, carrying rifles and riot shields, poured into the sleek red dining room.<p>Video from the …

Momentum to bar Syrian refugees slows

Republican party elders and some lawmakers push to reconsider House legislation passed in haste.<p>Speaker Paul Ryan led his fellow House Republicans in a lightning-fast sprint to pass legislation halting the flow of Syrian and Iraqi refugees just days after suspected Islamic State operatives …

81% of Isis-linked suspects charged in US are American citizens

Islamic State,US news,Syria,Middle East and North Africa,World news<p>As politicians rush to curb refugee intake, research reveals 55 of 68 people indicted over alleged Isis ties were born in US and none came from Syria<p>None of the Isis-linked suspects who have ever been charged in the United States …

Bernie Sanders might be a hawk, but he'd rather talk about Wall Street

<b>Cleveland (CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders has a surprise for the liberals fueling his upstart presidential campaign: He's a bit more hawkish on foreign policy than they might expect.<p>Sanders outlined his plan for handling the rise of ISIS and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to CNN on Monday night, and it is …

Here's how to explain the Paris attacks for kids, from one French magazine

"Are terrorists going to come to my house?"<p>"Is France at war?"<p>Those are natural questions for young children to ask — and their parents, in France …

Not a single child has entered the US through Obama’s program to help Central American children flee violence

The Central American Minors (CAM) program is designed to help children in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala flee violent conditions and rejoin their parents who have made it to the United States.<p>However, since the program began accepting applications on December 1st, 2014, no children have …

How honest is your favorite candidate?

Refugee influx a major opportunity for Germany, leading economist says

Marcel Fratzscher says benefits of absorbing refugees to offset demographic crisis will clearly outweigh the costs in five to 10 years<p>The long-term economic gains from the huge numbers of refugees arriving in Germany will far outweigh the massive costs of the crisis, a leading economist has told …

The Fine Line Between Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Diffusion

Halloween has come and gone, and with it surfaced a renewed interest in avoiding cultural appropriation during the holiday. Various awareness campaigns encouraged party-goers and trick-or-treaters to show their Halloween spirit by donning racially and culturally sensitive outfits, condemning …

Bernie Sanders Wants The US To Become More Neoliberal And Perhaps More Unequal

At least that’s what he actually said in the debate last night. For he did say that he would like the United States to be more like, or at least learn from, countries like Denmark and Sweden in how to create the good society. He calls this democratic socialism but over here we call it something …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Literature

UK response to migrant crisis is inadequate, say senior ex-judges

LONDON (Reuters) - Some of Britain’s most senior former judicial figures criticized Prime Minister David Cameron’s government on Monday for its response to the EU migrant crisis, saying it was inadequate and was pushing people into the arms of smugglers.<p>Migrants waits near a fence with razor barbs …

Human Rights

Dallas Cowboys fans urge gunman to shoot helpless man in the head during tailgating brawl -- and he does

The man who shot another man in the head after a Dallas Cowboys football game was reportedly egged on by the crowd of people watching the fight.<p>The</i> …

Dismaland to be taken down and sent to Calais to build shelters

Banksy said his ‘bemusement park’ is to be dismantled and timber used to build shelters for migrants near French port<p>Britain’s most disappointing tourist attraction is to be dismantled and sent to Calais to be shelter for migrants, creator Banksy has revealed.<p>Work to take down Dismaland begins on …

Elizabeth Warren just gave the speech that Black Lives Matter activists have been waiting for

In a Sunday speech on racial inequality, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., called for broad policing reform - including de-escalation training and body cameras for all police officers - and likened the current Black Lives Matter movement to the civil rights movement that won black Americans the right …

Why Are There Texas Embassies in London and Paris?

When Texas was briefly its own country, it sought to put its own stamp on the world, opening Lone Star outposts in London and Paris.<p>The fantasy of an …

Europe's refugee crisis – a visual guide

Simon Jeffery, Paul Scruton, Chris Fenn, Paul Torpey, Cath Levett, Pablo Gutiérrez

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

This photo of a Syrian refugee kissing his daughter in the rain is heartbreaking

This picture of a Syrian refugee kissing his daughter as he carries him in the rain toward the Macedonian border is the latest devastating reminder of the refugee crisis that is hammering Europe.<p>The picture, taken by Yannis Behrakis for Reuters, shows how the refugee walks in the middle of the road …

European Union

Stupidity, Not Religion, Put Kim Davis in Jail

Kim Davis is in jail. That seems to be what both she and her attorneys wanted.<p>Ms. Davis may be an elected Democrat, but she is first and foremost a Bible-thumper. She is convinced her job is Guardian of Morals according to the teachings of her fundamentalist sect.<p>Under Kentucky law, Davis, as a …

France: Hungary refugee fence not even fit for animals

Deep divisions persist within the European Union as thousands of distraught refugees arriving from war-torn countries, mainly Syria, continued to head towards Western Europe via the continent's southern frontiers.<p>The French foreign minister on Monday criticised Hungary for its move to erect a fence …

A peace agreement just ended one of the worst conflicts on Earth — but there's a huge catch

On August 26, South Sudanese president Salva Kiir finally signed a peace agreement that will formally end nearly two years of civil war in the world's youngest nation, which gained its independence from the Republic of Sudan in 2011.<p>Kiir, under the threat of possible international sanctions and a …

These Are The Forgotten Images Of Hurricane Katrina

In 2015, any one of these pictures would go viral. In 2005, they slipped through the cracks.<p>When Hurricane Katrina pounded the Gulf Coast in 2005, photojournalists captured things nobody ever thought they'd see in a major U.S. city: homes submerged, dead bodies in the streets and residents stranded …

EU must help with the influx in Calais

Telegraph View: This perfect storm has been incubating for years<p>Like Mary Tudor, who lost the town to France, the Prime Minister might claim to have Calais “lying in my heart” this weekend. The crisis on the Channel coast resulting from renewed efforts by migrants to enter Britain, compounded by …

Ten Books on Slavery You Need to Read

You can’t talk about race until you fully understand America’s past.<p>Without understanding the past, it is difficult to grapple with the present. This became quite clear in the wake of the tragic attack in Charleston, when public dialogue swirled with myths, wishful thinking and deeply ideological …

“I was really hungover”: Salon read Ted Cruz’s new memoir so you don’t have to

<b>(AP/Andrew Harnik)</b><p>GOP presidential candidate recounts his hard-partying days — and his “spiritual” experience at the Reagan ranch<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>July 6, 2015 1:32pm (UTC)<p>Texas Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz is out with a new book, A Time for Truth, detailing his life ahead of …

Government

Bernie Sanders gets slimed by the New York Times: This is what a smiling, condescending hit job looks like

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/AP/Mark Lennihan/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>A cheerfully disparaging Sanders profile aims to trivialize him to trivialize his politics. It’s just the Times way<p>David Bromwich<p>July 6, 2015 9:35pm (UTC)<p>This story was first published on The Huffington Post<p>On the fourth of July, the …

Middle-class