Brian Osei

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Head of Iran's National Security Council calls for dialogue with neighbours after parade attack

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of Iran’s National Security Council said the country needed constructive dialogue to avoid tensions with neighbouring countries after an attack on a military parade on Saturday killed 25 people.<p>Women mourn during a funeral of the victims of assault that killed 25 people, …

National Security Council

Dissent is a slow brew on the streets at this year’s UN General Assembly

Protesters are definitely here, but some are saving up their juice for next week.<p>NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK — For a city that never shuts up, New York …

Puerto Rico

That’s no moon. It’s alien observatory made to keep an eye on us!

Sure, claiming the Moon is artificial might sound crazy, but why does it ring like a bell when struck ?<p>Previous expeditions to the Moon have brought …

UFOs

Woman Decides To Divorce Husband After Seeing The Nickname He Uses For Her While Texting His Friends

The woman's account of her marriage ending has attracted viral attention.<p>As soon as one wife discovered the nickname her husband had been calling her …

Text Messaging

Shell and Exxon's secret 1980s climate change warnings | Benjamin Franta

One day in 1961, an American economist named Daniel Ellsberg stumbled across a piece of paper with apocalyptic implications. Ellsberg, who was advising the US government on its secret nuclear war plans, had discovered a document that contained an official estimate of the death toll in a preemptive …

Exxon Mobil

Preventing Palestine review: a fine history of Israel's negation of a nation

Why were Palestinians unable to move freely in the same space where I, a US citizen, could come and go as I pleased? Seth Anziska<p>This splendid book by a young American Jewish scholar is the product of an early emotional and intellectual transformation.<p>Seth Anziska was “raised with a strong …

West Bank

Former Florida Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Pinning Burglaries on 3 Innocent Black People

A former Florida police chief who had a lot to say five years ago after bragging about his department’s 100 percent clearance rate on burglaries is …

Civil Rights

Oklahoma Police Chief Resigns Over Neo-Nazi Ties, Gets Job in Neighboring Police Force

Bart Alsbrook resigned as interim police chief of an Oklahoma town late last August, after he was revealed as the former leader of a neo-Nazi group. …

Hate Groups

The Rise of Authoritarian Capitalism

<i>Kevin Rudd is a former prime minister of Australia and is president of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York.</i><p>Liberal democracy and capitalism have been the two commanding political and economic ideas of Western history since the 19th century. Now, however, the fate of these once-galvanizing …

Kevin Rudd

Project ISIS year 1961 — The Alien Mummy found by the KGB in Egypt (video)

A documentary was broadcast exclusively in 1998 by the US television network Sci-Fi, called “The Secret KGB Abduction Files” based on a video showing …

Paranormal

The war on poverty begins at the ballot box

With the economy approaching full employment and the stock market rising, why are so many of us being left behind?<p>This week, the US Census Bureau released 2017 poverty data, reporting that 12.3% live below the federal poverty line. This means that about 40 million people are “officially” poor. It …

Poor People's Campaign

Florida GOP officials are running a private conspiracy theory Facebook group

<b>(Getty/Salon)</b><p>The group “Florida Republicans United” has trafficked in far-right conspiracy theories and fake news<p>Natalie Martinez<p>September 16, 2018 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Media Matters.<p>Two Orange County Republican Party officials in Florida are administrators of the private …

Fake News

The State Department's silence on racism is deafening

<b>(CNN) —</b> The way in which America -- for years a self-proclaimed role model for human rights -- projects its values to the rest of the world has real, tangible effects on the global stage. In the age of Donald Trump, the US State Department has turned its back on the fight against racism and …

Human Rights

50 State Blueprint | ACLU’s Plan to End Mass Incarceration

This dot is a Black female in Georgia serving 6 years in prison for robbery<p>Black male in Pennsylvania serving 3 years in prison for a parole violation<p>…

New Mexico

An Ancient Ballgame Makes A Comeback In Mexico

Drums rumble between the stone walls lining the court. An ancient ritual is underway. The smell of incense wafts across the concrete, as wiry men and a woman wearing leather waist wraps and headbands volley a ball back and forth. They use only their hip bone to hit it.<p>Emmanuel Kalakot tilts his …

Mexico City

Irish media’s cosy ties to politics and money require scrutiny | Roy Greenslade

The worlds of journalism and politics are inextricably linked. Despite the supposed antagonism between the two spheres, Britain’s parliament is peopled by scores of journalists and there are plenty of would-be politicians in newsrooms waiting their chance to make the switch.<p>It is a phenomenon …

Ireland

Drugging an immigrant child in U.S. custody is immoral. The Trump administration must be held accountable

<b>To the editor:</b> Erik Castillo, a 12-year-old-child, arrived home in Guatemala after four months of illegal detention in the U.S. Relatives noticed that his behavior was not normal. He was hospitalized for depression while in custody, and he appears to have been given the drug risperidone.<p>Erik said …

Trump Administration

White people are still raised to be racially illiterate. If we don't recognize the system, our inaction will uphold it.

Thought Experiment<p>As a white person, I was raised to be racially illiterate. On the rare occasion in which race came up in school or professional development, we typically studied “them,” not “us.” I learned about their histories, struggles and triumphs. But consistently left off the table was the …

Jackie Robinson

Arrest warrant issued for white man seen on video flashing gun at black college students

Police have issued an arrest warrant for a white man who flashed a gun when he tried to stop a group of four black college students from entering an …

HBCUs

You Don't Have to Be a Bigot to Be Called a Racist Anymore

WASHINGTON -- What is a racist? There was a time when the answer to that question was pretty clear-cut. A racist was someone who joined a group like …

Black Lives Matter

John Kerry: Trump Has “the Maturity of an Eight-Year-Old Boy With the Insecurity of a Teenage Girl”

Former Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a Commonwealth Club of California event at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre on September 13, 2018 in …

Paul Manafort

German teachers fined for treating wasp sting with heated fork

Two teachers in Germany landed themselves in hot water with their method for treating a student's wasp sting. Instead of grabbing an ice pack, the …

Honey Bees

My friends and I are single, childless – and running out of time | Dear Mariella

You’d be amazed at what can be achieved before you hit 40<p><i>The dilemma</i> Like me, most of my friends are in their 30s, some turning 40. Those with partners and children have disappeared, other than posting their idyllic family life.<p>We’ve tried all of the dating things, found no one and biological …

Lifestyle (UK)

Mississippi GOP Senate Candidate to Black People: Stop 'Begging for Government Scraps'

A Republican Senate candidate was booed by a crowd during a live taping of “Morning Joe” on Friday after he said that African Americans have spent …

Robert E. Lee

Zlatan Ibrahimovic mocks his manager’s own son after scoring insane karate kick goal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was involved in a heated confrontation with Michael Bradley after scoring the 500th goal of his career in LA Galaxy’s 5-3 defeat …

Los Angeles Galaxy

Bring Back Jim Crow? Tucker Carlson of FOX News Accidentally Admits He's a Straight-Up Racist

Texas Board of Education votes to remove Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller from history curriculum<p>Published<p>1 hour ago<p>on<p>September 16, 2018<p>Sigh.<p>The State …

Hillary Clinton

The whole world is watching: how the 1968 Chicago ‘police riot’ divided America

A monstrous drama that changed the nation played out on the city’s streets when police organized a riot as anti-Vietnam war protesters tried to march on the Democratic convention

US Coast Guard worker taken off Florence duty over TV 'white power' hand signal

A US Coast Guard member assigned to respond to Hurricane Florence has been removed after making a gesture on television which some viewers alleged was a white power symbol.<p>“We are aware of the offensive video on Twitter – the Coast Guard has identified the member and removed him from the response,” …

Coast Guard

Beginner’s Guide to Marijuana Strains

Cannabis use is on the rise in the United States. A 2018 study notes that, while cannabis use among teens has decreased, American adults are …

Cannabis

What's killing Sears? Its own retirees, the CEO says

What's to blame for the problems at Sears? Amazon? Bad management?<p>CEO and primary shareholder Eddie Lampert has another idea: It's the company's own retirees.<p>Sears turned in another bleak quarterly earnings report on Thursday, and Lampert complained about the billions of dollars that Sears owes its …

Selling