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Gaza on Verge of Collapse as Israel Sends 2.2M People 'Back to Middle Ages' in Electricity Crisis

Israeli-imposed restrictions have limited electricity in Gaza to barely four hours a day, creating a humanitarian catastrophe for its 2 million …

Gaza

Will the Federal Government Make It Illegal to Protest Israel?

A growing number of Republicans and Democrats in Congress are backing a bill that would criminalize support for the international boycott against …

Rights & Freedoms

Putin has already outfoxed ‘deal-maker’ Trump in the game of international relations

The budding relationship between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg was the crowning image …

Syria

The New York Times Can Be Such an Obscene Imperial Mouthpiece

The <i>New York Times</i>’ Tim Arango took what could have been an interesting topic for war journalism—Iran’s increased role in Iraq—and morphed it into a …

Middle East

Ravens are so smart it’s actually kind of disconcerting, new study finds

Unlike so many of us, they actually plan for the future. Dark wings, dark words Pixabay A flock of ravens ravaging a carcass may technically be …

Research

Now we know what the US State Department was hiding during the overthrow of Iran’s Mossadeq

The State Department has finally released a much-awaited volume of internal documents from 1951 to 1954, the period during which Mohammad Mossadeq …

Iran

Iraq War Veterans Warn: Mosul 'Victory' Is Prelude to Iraqi State-Failure

<i>This article was produced in partnership with AlterNet and Insurge Intelligence. Learn more about</i> <i>Nafeez Ahmed and how to support his work.</i><p>ISIS has …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Hundreds of cities expected to be inundated by end of century due to climate change

Almost a month after the U.S. announced its exit from the Paris Climate Agreement, a new study has come up with the list of cities that are likely to …

Climate Change

'Our City Is in Ruins': Crushing Wars Are Raging on in Syria and Iraq with No End in Sight

On 10 July 2017, Iraqi’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in the city of Mosul to declare it liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and …

Islamic State (ISIS)

How the Nazis Destroyed the First Gay Rights Movement

Very recently, Germany’s Cabinet approved a bill that will expunge the convictions of tens of thousands of German men for “homosexual acts” under …

LGBTQ

In Bizarre Confrontation, Israel Calls George Soros A "Threat To Democratic Governments"

Please run for public office Chelsea...<p>All Your Bitcoins Belong To Us - There's a new exchange in town. And its owners knew exactly where to scratch …

George Soros

Why Palestine is Still the Issue

Photo by Gigi Ibrahim | CC BY 2.0When I first went to Palestine as a young reporter in the 1960s, I stayed on a kibbutz. The people I met were …

Jeremy Corbyn

Don't Hate Your Gut: It May Help You Lose Weight, Fight Depression and Lower Blood Pressure

A universe of organisms living inside you may affect every part of your body, from your brain to your bones, and even your thoughts, feelings and …

Microbiome

Here Are the World's Top 10 Dirtiest Companies

Ten corporations and state-owned entities are responsible for over 36 percent of global fossil fuels emissions since 1988, according to a new study …

The U.S. State of War: July 2017

Photo by DVIDSHUB | CC BY 2.0This is the state of war in the United States in July 2017.The US bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria is now the heaviest …

War

‘The Russians played the president’: Ex-State Dept spokeswoman says Trump walked right into Putin’s trap

A former White House communications director and spokeswoman for the State Department under President Barack Obama blasted President Donald Trump on …

Russia

‘Grotesque’: Internet lambastes Trump for letting ‘Princess Ivanka represent US at G20 table’

The world was aghast as a first daughter sat in for her father at the Group of 20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany. Ivanka Trump took her father’s seat …

Donald Trump

‘America alone’: Trump’s ‘America First’ approach got icy reception at global summit

Donald Trump at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland)<p>Don't miss stories. Follow Raw Story!<p>WASHINGTON — …

America First

The Legal Age for Marijuana Should Be 18, Not 21

Lowering the legal age for marijuana use will help to improve prevention, safety and education for young people.<p>As the public debate on legalization …

Cannabis

Why Putin Loves Trump: He’s Making America Weak Again

In the movie version, they would have talked for a few minutes and then found an excuse to dismiss their foreign ministers and interpreters. At long …

Donald Trump

Jerry Brown Shows Up in Hamburg amid G20—and Apologizes to the World for Donald Trump

Speaking to over 12,000 environmental activists in Hamburg, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) announced plans for a global environmental summit in San …

Climate

G-20 Outcome Shows Trump's America Is Going Its Own Way - Bloomberg

World leaders forged a fragile compromise at a summit in Germany that failed to conceal the reality that Donald Trump’s America is increasingly going …

United States

The Global Unemployment Crisis: 201 Million Can't Find Work and Governments Aren't Fixing It

Miguel tells me that he still lives at home. So does his twin. They are 28 years old. Both brothers began work a decade ago, but have not been able …

Africa

Quite a Shocker: Daughter Ivanka Takes Dad's Place Sitting Next to Heads of State at Key G 20 Meeting, as Criticism Explodes

The world was aghast as a first daughter sat in for her father at the Group of 20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany. Ivanka Trump took her father's seat …

G20

The Mass Killing of Civilians, Now in Syria and Iraq, Is Part of a Long Depressing Pattern of American War Making

A recent New York Times op-ed by Micah Zenko documents a new increase in civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria. The headline asks the question, <b>Why Is the</b> …

Vietnam

‘There are a lot of people injured’: Hamburg under siege for G20 summit

Cars torched, delegations’ tyres slashed and flares fired at helicopters: Hamburg is living up to its militant reputation with activists giving the …

World News

‘He doesn’t speak for the rest of America’: Jerry Brown shows up in Hamburg amid G20 — and shreds Trump

‘He doesn’t speak for the rest of America’: Jerry Brown shows up in Hamburg amid G20 — and shreds Trump<p>07 Jul 2017 at 09:33 ET<p>Speaking to over 12,000 …

Climate

Saudi Arabia funding extremism in UK: study

Foreign funding for Islamist extremism in Britain mostly originates from Saudi Arabia, a think-tank report said on Wednesday in claims that were …

Extremism

Pope ‘infuriated’ after cops raid drug-fueled ‘gay orgy’ at Vatican priest’s apartment: report

The Vatican is facing fresh embarrassment after police broke up what’s being described as a drug-fueled gay orgy at one of its priest’s …

Christianity