Non-violence

Cycling: Tour director calls for calm after Alpe d'Huez incidents

BOURG D'OISANS, France (Reuters) - Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has called for calm after a number of incidents tarnished the 12th stage up to the iconic Alpe d'Huez on Thursday.<p>Italian Vincenzo Nibali sustained a fractured vertebra when he crashed about four kilometers from the top …

Road Cycling

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Just Had a Nightmare of an Interview

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spent her Thursday morning being interviewed by NBC’s Peter Alexander at the Aspen Institute Security …

Donald Trump

A father's plea for mercy for his imprisoned daughter

CLOSE<p>Alice Johnson, whose life sentence for drug offenses was just commuted by President Trump, said reuniting with her family upon being freed from …

Des Moines

The Israeli Army Has Killed A Relative Of The Medic They Shot Dead In Gaza Days Earlier

Dalia al-Najjar / Facebook<p>Dalia al-Najjar, a 23-year-old student living in Istanbul, told BuzzFeed News that her family's group chat has turned into …

Israel

Kirstjen Nielsen Parroted Trump's Charlottesville Comments On The White Supremacist Rally Violence

In 2017, President Trump faced criticism for insisting that "both sides" were responsible for a deadly attack against leftist protesters at a white …

Rights & Freedoms

The Meeting review – quiet Quaker rebellion provokes crisis of faith

Charlotte Jones is an unpredictable dramatist. In her most famous play, the recently revived Humble Boy, she gave us a Cotswolds Hamlet. Now, she turns to the tensions within a Quaker community on the Sussex coast in 1805, when there was threat of a Napoleonic invasion. The result is a subtle, …

The Theatre

Democracy for America endorses Wesley Bell for St. Louis County prosecutor

Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Wesley Bell for St. Louis County prosecutor in the August 7 Democratic primary, when Bell faces incumbent Bob …

Justice

Iraqi Protests: “Bad Government, Bad Roads, Bad Weather, Bad People”

Photo source Hayder al-Khoei“The people want an end to the parties,” chanted protesters, adapting a famous slogan of the Arab Spring, as they stormed …

Middle East

Democrat denies taking US money for Occupy

The convener of the Alliance for True Democracy has rejected accusations his party received donations from a group funded by the US Congress.<p>This …

News (Hong Kong)

Averting War in Gaza

A series of momentous events in Israel-Palestine, both national and religious in character, risk spiralling into a dangerous escalation. Since 30 …

Israel

Holocaust Deniers Must Be Confronted In The Open, Not Banished

Holocaust denial is immoral, offensive, disturbing, and deeply wrong. Within the community of people who agree with the preceding sentence, there …

Conservative View

Mnangagwa upbeat ahead of elections - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he is confident that the national elections scheduled for the July 30 will be peaceful.<p>Mnangagwa …

News (South Africa)

The LA Opera Will Now Feature a Gandhi-Inspired Show

The Los Angeles Opera is following two Philip Glass-composed shows with a newly minted production of Satyagraha—based on the life and teachings of …

Los Angeles

BWW Review: THE WHITE ROSE - THE STORY OF SOPHIE SCHOLL, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre

That the German population voted the Nazis into power has many explanations - and (frighteningly) is becoming less difficult to understand every day. …

Non-violence

In Your Period Piece, I Would be the Help

Photo by Rex Sorgatz | CC BY 2.0I’m still surprised at the popularity of Mad Men. I’m surprised that people are opening “prohibition-era” bars. I …

Great Depression

Mandela’s forgiveness

It seems alien in a world where resentment is not seen as imprisoning, freedom is freedom to hate.<p>Written by |<p>The relative lack of interest, outside …

South Africa

SBP accepts FIBA sanctions, appeal still possible

MANILA, Philippines – The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) on Thursday announced that it had accepted the sanctions handed down by the FIBA, …

FIBA World Cup

WATCH: Crowder Confronts Journalist Over Misleading Report

In a new "Crowder Confronts" video, conservative comedian and commentator Steven Crowder follows up with a journalist who wrote a report containing …

Alt-Right

Second chances: how ex-convicts are lighting up the cannabis industry

Sean Berte is the first to admit that marijuana ruined his life.<p>A decade ago, he was a Boston firefighter raking in a second income by illegally growing and selling marijuana. He figured it was harmless enough. Attitudes towards the drug were changing; he was growing a plant he thought should be …

Cannabis

HKNP leader reveals 700 pages of documents used in call for ban

The Hong Kong National Party (HKNP), which was formed in 2016 with an objective to push for Hong Kong independence, should be banned sooner rather …

Hong Kong

UN’s postal administration unveils Mandela’s postal stamp - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has described Nelson Mandela as one of the greatest leaders of our time.<p>He spoke at the …

Nelson Mandela

How Can The Bloodborne Movie Adapt The Plot-Lite Game?

Advertising [x]<p>by Rob Gordon<p>– on<p>in SR Originals<p><b>Bloodborne</b> could be making its way to the silver screen. James Gunn, director of <i>Guardians of the …

Silent Hill

No further fuel protests planned for Fuel Prices Must Fall group

No further protest action is planned by the Fuel Prices Must Fall group, who blockaded the N3 in Pietermaritzburg and other major roads in KZN on …

Protest

1st NJ Town Where You Can Use Pot – And Likely Get Away With It

This may be the first place in New Jersey where you can light up – and get away with it. Six other towns also allow it for medical use.<p>New Jersey now …

Cannabis

'Divine intervention' brought Trump, Kardashian together on clemency, says Alice Marie Johnson

Alice Marie Johnson said Thursday that divine intervention brought President TrumpDonald John TrumpIran claims it rejected Trump meeting requests 8 …

Donald Trump

Do not wait until pro-independence party resorts to violence, police say in recommending gov't ban | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

In recommending a ban on the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party (HKNP), the police have said that the government should not wait until a …

Hong Kong

Shaun King: A Painful Anniversary

Good Morning Everybody. In the United States, we are developing a painful, peculiar set of anniversaries. These are our own modern day set of strange …

Eric Garner

A brief history of the world's most controversial emoji

In recent years, few emoji have caused as big of a stir as the gun — both for what it looks like and what it represents, or represented, at least.<p>The pistol was released as part of Unicode 6.0, the first standard to support emoji. At the time, almost every service rendered the emoji as an actual …

Middle School

Self-Proclaimed Online Troll Pleads Guilty To Assisting ISIS In Oakland

10:01 PM 07/19/2018<p>A 23-year-old man in Oakland, California, pleaded guilty Wednesday to assisting the Islamic State, after he expressed an interest …

Conservative View

The only way out of Nicaragua’s violent crisis rests in Ortega’s hands

<i>Robert Muggah is the co-founder of Igarapé Institute and SecDev Group.</i><p>Nicaragua’s political crisis is spinning out of control, with political tensions rising to levels not seen since the 1970s, during the country´s revolution to oust the Somoza dictatorship. Protesters are demanding early elections …

Venezuela