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World Food Day: 350,000 people in Chad face starvation

What did you eat for breakfast today? How much did you spend on lunch? On World Food Day — perhaps while you eat dinner — spare a thought for some of …

How to combat racial bias: Start in childhood

<b>(Getty/FatCamera)</b><p>Computer training can decrease children’s biases<p>Gail Heyman<p>October 16, 2017 3:00am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.<p>Racial bias can seem like an intractable problem. Psychologists and other social scientists have had difficulty finding effective ways to …

In downtown Dallas, a crowd of 5,000 watched this black man get lynched—and they took souvenirs

Allen Brooks was dragged from the courtroom by an angry mob<p>There isn’t much known about Allen Brooks, the 65-year-old black man lynched in broad …

American Airlines Removed Activist Tamika Mallory From Flight, Accused Of Racism

New York activist Tamika Mallory has accused American Airlines of removing her from a flight in Miami after a pilot got into an argument with her …

Trump’s pick for DHS chief was at center of Katrina disaster

On Aug 27, 2005, two days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall, officials at the American Red Cross wrote to a top homeland security adviser at the White House, warning that the storm was likely to slam New Orleans as a major hurricane.<p>The message was sent to Kirstjen Nielsen, whose title was …

Rex Tillerson: North Korea Diplomacy Will Continue 'Until The First Bomb Drops'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed concerns that President Donald Trump had undercut him in several interviews Sunday.<p>At the beginning of …

The world is going slow on coal, but misinformation is distorting the facts

A recent story on 621 plants being built globally was played up in various media – but the figure is way off the mark<p>• Support our independent journalism and critical reporting on energy and the environment by giving a one-off or monthly contribution<p>This is a story about how misinformation can take …

Julie Bishop

Americans can “take a knee” during the national anthem thanks to the Jehovah’s Witnesses

In 1940, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that, if it held today, would likely have made the current NFL “Take a Knee” protests illegal.<p>The case concerned a brother and sister who were Jehovah’s Witnesses. They had been expelled from school for refusing to say the pledge of …

Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies

Modern conservatives have been lying about taxes pretty much from the beginning of their movement. Made-up sob stories about family farms broken up to pay inheritance taxes, magical claims about self-financing tax cuts, and so on go all the way back to the 1970s. But the selling of tax cuts under …

Economics

It’s Not Class, It’s Race: Why America Can’t Move Forward Until It Addresses the Racial Wealth Gap

We don’t tend to look at the wealth gap as a form of violence, even though it’s certainly rooted in it.<p>Take the massacre in Wilmington, N.C.<p>The 1898 …

Tesla Fires Hundreds of Workers

DETROIT — The electric-car maker Tesla fired hundreds of workers this week after a series of performance reviews conducted during the biggest expansion in the company’s history.<p>Tesla said Friday that the dismissals were not out of the ordinary, even though they came as the automaker tries to …

Perth’s Anglican ​​church offers ‘heartfelt apology’ to LGBT community

Diocese says it is ‘deeply sorry for any harm we have done’ by words and behaviour ‘that have not displayed the love of God’<p>The Perth diocese of the Anglican church has offered a “heartfelt apology” to Australia’s gay and lesbian community, saying the church was “deeply sorry for any harm we have …

LGBTQI

Donald Trump's Impeachable Offense

The commander in chief’s calls to abridge freedoms of speech and the press represent attacks on the Constitution he swore to protect and defend.<p><b>Whereas</b> Donald J. Trump stood beneath American flags on the steps of the United States Capitol on January 20, 2017, placed his hand on a Bible, and spoke …

Donald Trump

Injustice Shaped America's Birth. Unity Must Shape Its Future.

The United States of America.<p>What an interesting and unusual name for a country. Because in this simple five-word phrase we can begin to understand the strengths and contradictions of our entire history. We are one nation, and yet we are made up of different states. We are bound by one …

Iraq forces retake positions from Kurds in disputed Kirkuk

1 / 19<p>Baghdad launches Kirkuk operation as Kurd fighters mobilise<p>Kirkuk (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraqi forces Friday retook positions controlled by Kurdish …

Trump’s conduct toward Puerto Rico: A national disgrace

<b>(Getty/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Is nothing shocking? Trump threatens to dump Puerto Rico, vows to be with Florida and Texas “every single day”<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>October 13, 2017 12:20pm (UTC)<p>It's more than a little bit ironic that President Trump was ranting this week about pulling the broadcast …

Donald Trump

Black man attacked at Charlottesville rally charged | Far Right News

US police have charged an African American man who was brutally beaten by at least six white nationalists following a far-right rally in Charlottesville with unlawful wounding.<p>DeAndre Harris, 20, who sustained a spinal injury and a head wound that required 10 stitches, turned himself in to …

'Racist' and 'Outrageous' Jabs at Puerto Rico Earn Trump 'Hater-in-Chief' Label

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called it—among other things—both "outrageous" and "poor leadership."<p>"While you are amusing yourself throwing paper …

I am in Guantánamo Bay. The US government is starving me to death | Khalid Qassim

I am in so much pain that I know it can’t go on much longer. As each night comes, I wonder if I will wake up in the morning writes <b>Khalid Qassim</b><p>I haven’t had food in my stomach for 23 days. The 20 September was the day they told us they would no longer feed us. They have decided to leave us to waste …

Rohingya Recount Atrocities: ‘They Threw My Baby Into a Fire’

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Hundreds of women stood in the river, held at gunpoint, ordered not to move.<p>A pack of soldiers stepped toward a petite young woman with light brown eyes and delicate cheekbones. Her name was Rajuma, and she was standing chest-high in the water, clutching her baby son, …

Human Rights

Homelessness has surged for seven years. And it’s clear who’s to blame | John Harris

The Tories’ ruinous policies have seen rough sleeping soar. And universal credit will pile on the misery for thousands more<p>From the knuckles upwards, at least three of his fingers were missing. Frostbite last winter, he said. Some of his toes had gone too. Someone had found him unconscious with …

Universal Credit

White Supremacists Busted in Meth-and-Guns Ring

Law officials seized 69 firearms from the group, which involved members of Aryan organizations.<p>Nine white supremacists were arrested in Arkansas, …

A black man beaten in Charlottesville is facing felony charges

<b>(AP Photo/Steve Helber)</b><p>In a “clearly retaliatory” move, the man who went to cops was accused of being a white supremacist<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>October 10, 2017 1:58pm (UTC)<p>DeAndre Harris, an African-American man brutally beaten by six right-wingers during the Charlottesville protests, has now had a warrant …

Rights & Freedoms

Donald Trump’s war with ESPN and Jemele Hill, explained

The White House suggested that Hill should be fired, and Trump demanded an apology from ESPN after she called him a white supremacist.<p>The president of the United States is mounting a concerted effort to shame a private employee and even get her fired — all because she criticized the president.<p>The …

President Trump calls for changing NFL tax treatment because of player protests

President Trump tweeted:<p>But such retaliation against businesses because of their employees’ political expression would violate the First Amendment. Indeed, a mere five years after the Supreme Court first struck down government action on First Amendment grounds, it faced a similar issue.<p>The …