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Chinese Workers Paid $1 an Hour to Make Ivanka Trump's Clothes

Ivanka Trump has again proved that where business, money-making and worker exploitation are concerned, it’s like father, like daughter. Workers at a …

Donald Trump

International Tribunal Says Monsanto Has Violated the Basic Human Right to a Healthy Environment and Food

<i>"Most opinion tribunals have had a considerable impact, and it is now accepted that they contribute to the progressive development of international</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Kremlin tells U.S. it's 'one step from war' as Trump warns he will hit Syria AGAIN » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

<b>The Kremlin has warned the US it is ‘one step from war’ over Syria – but the Trump administration hit back by saying it would be prepared to carry</b> …

Blackwater founder met in secret with Putin associate as ‘unofficial envoy’ for Trump: report

Erik Prince, the founder of the security firm Blackwater, which provides training for the U.S. military, met with a Russian operative with close ties …

Russia

It's Not Just Trump: A Toxic Right-Wing Nationalism Is Rising Across the Planet

In 2016, something extraordinary happened in the politics of diverse countries around the world. With surprising speed and simultaneity, a new …

Philippines

People Don't Want to Come to Trump's America: The 'Trump Slump' in Travel Is Costing America Billions

Well, that didn’t take long. People around the world have taken a look at Donald Trump and decided his America is not a place they want to visit. The …

Tourism

The Ugly Numbers of Trauma, Exile and Death Caused by U.S. Wars and Interventions in the Past 75 Years

<i>This essay is adapted from “Measuring Violence,” the first chapter of John Dower’s new book,</i> The Violent American Century: War and Terror Since World …

War

Humpback whales are organizing in huge numbers, and no one knows why

It flies in the face of typical humpback behavior Jean Tresfon/PLOSone The humpback’s scientific name, Megaptera novaeangliae, literally means …

Oceans

The Nuclear Danger Posed by Trump Has Only Grown

As if you didn’t have other things to worry about, add “think about the threat of nuclear war” to your to-do list.<p>The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists …

Cold War

Bannon and Trump Quietly Have Installed an Alt-National Security Council Operating Inside the White House

Less than a month after much-admired Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster took over from Gen. Michael Flynn as national security adviser, Trump's alter-ego Steve …

Foreign Policy

$21,714 For Every Man, Woman And Child In The World – This Global Debt Bomb Is Ready To Explode

According to the International Monetary Fund, global debt has grown to a staggering grand total of 152 trillion dollars. Other estimates put that …

Economics

Capitalism in Crisis: Getting Ready for Change in the Age of Trump

Photo by Metro Centric | CC BY 2.0The rise of Donald Trump raises opportunities and perils regarding the prospects for societal transformation and …

Equality

How Much of the Globe’s Humanitarian Crisis Is the United States’ Fault?

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs warned Saturday that the globe is facing the worst humanitarian crisis since …

Foreign Policy

The Dance of Death: Chris Hedges

Mr. Fish / Truthdig<p>The ruling corporate elites no longer seek to build. They seek to destroy. They are agents of death. They crave the unimpeded …

Equality

Jared Kushner’s family set to make $400 million in ‘unusually favorable’ investment by Chinese company

Jared Kushner’s family is on the verge of striking a property investment deal with Chinese company Anbang Insurance Group that will yield them a …

Jared Kushner

Have We Been Denying Our Human Nature for Four Hundred Years?

<i>*Originally published on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking</i><p>Across the globe, a collective freak-out spanning the whole political …

Liberal POV

Leaked Docs Show FBI Investigated Ties Between Mafia, Masons & Vatican In Assassination Plot

In what sounds like a wild conspiracy theory, newly uncovered FBI documents detail a sinister and deadly plot leading all the way up to the Vatican.

Crime

Trump's American Carnage Is Really the Wars We Are Perpetually Engaged In

In his inaugural address, President Trump described a dark and dismal United States, a country overrun by criminal gangs and drugs, a nation stained …

War

The Rehabilitation of George W. Bush, War Criminal

So, he’s back. George W. Bush leaves his Dallas attic and his paintbrushes to visit the television studios. He has a book to flog—<i>Portraits of</i> …

Foreign Policy

CIA espionage orders for the 2012 French presidential election

CIA espionage orders for the last French presidential election<p>All major French political parties were targeted for infiltration by the CIA's human …

Democracy

Bombshell report links Trump hotel to corrupt Azerbaijan oligarchs and Iranian terror group

President Donald Trump and his eldest daughter developed a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation run by a family known as “the …

Corruption

America Is in Warp-Speed Decline—It's Way Bigger Than Trump

The first signs of decline are physical. Citizens don’t grow as tall. They don’t live as long. They start killing each other in large numbers.<p>Sounds …

Foreign Policy

'Visa War': EU Votes to Bar Visa-Free Travel for American Citizens

United States citizens traveling to Europe will soon have to pay for a visa to enter the continental bloc, thanks to an escalating "visa war," as the</i> …

Liberal POV

Chicago records no snow on ground in January and February for 1st time in 146 years

A woman walks past mounds of snow and ice along Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois, February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young<p>Don't miss stories. Follow …

Climate

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<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>With 2017 still so young, there's no better time to set goals for yourself; even if you've already let one New Year's Resolution slip away, …

Welcome to the Police State of America for Immigrants: Bill Boyarsky

<i>A rally was held in Boston on Tuesday called “We Will Persist” to send a message to Republicans in Congress and the administration of President</i> …

Immigration

Alarming New Coral Bleaching Event Has Begun at the Great Barrier Reef

Coral off the northeast coast of Australia, which is undergoing a bleaching event. Approximately 95 percent of the coral in this area is bleached, …

Oceans

Morbid Inequality: Now Just SIX Men Have as Much Wealth as Half the World's Population

Morbid Inequality: Now Just SIX Men Have as Much Wealth as Half the World's Population<p>Yes, inequality is getting worse every year. In early 2016 …

Wealth

Fukushima: a Lurking Global Catastrophe?

Year over year, ever since 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown grows worse and worse, an ugly testimonial to the inherent danger of …

Nuclear Energy