Month: October 2020

Austerity Economics Is Walking US Prosperity Off a Cliff

The ‘economics of austerity’—which includes the continued Republican argument that government spending is a drain on both employment figures and economic growth and must be constantly curtailed—is killing the prospect of improved U.S. prosperity. That’s the finding of a new study by the Center for American Progress based on...

Top Medical Journal: Decriminalization of Sex Work Critical to Fight Against AIDS

The decriminalization of sex work is critical to tackling the global AIDS epidemic and protecting the health and human rights of this at-risk population, according to research published Tuesday in top medical journal Lancet. The release coincides with the International Aids Conference taking place in Melbourne this week. Summarizing...

Gun Control Advocate James Brady Dies at Age 73

James Brady, the former White House press secretary who was shot and partially paralyzed during the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan and went on to found the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, has died at the age of 73, members of his family confirmed on Monday. “We...

UN: Ukraine Death Toll Doubled in Past Week

The death toll from ongoing conflict in Ukraine has nearly doubled in the past week, the United Nations human rights office said Wednesday. A “very conservative estimate” indicates that as of Aug. 10, 2,086 have died, compared to 1,129 on July 26, spokesperson Cecile Pouilly told media. Click Here:...

Burning the Future of Gaza’s Children

GAZA CITY – “My child became blind and lost the ability to speak, his dad died and his three brothers are seriously wounded. He still has not been told about the loss of his dad,” says the mother of 7-year-old Mohamad Badran.  Mohamad is in hospital for treatment after...

Burger King 'Inversion' Allows It to Profit Off Public, Dodge Taxes, say Critics

Critics are slamming Burger King Worldwide Inc.’s announcement it is buying Canadian food chain Tim Hortons Inc. and moving its headquarters to Canada as a tax-dodging move enabled by a tax code that “treats corporations better than people.” The tax loophole at issue is called a “corporate inversion.” As...

Louisiana Judge Partially Blocks State's New Restrictive Abortion Law

A Louisiana judge on Sunday partially blocked the state’s restrictive new abortion law, set to take effect on Monday, which would require doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Four doctors challenged the law on the grounds that they were not given enough time to...

Investigation Reveals Uptick in 'Snail Mail' Surveillance

Though over a century old, one often overlooked aspect of government surveillance continues to expand and evolve: the tracking of Americans’ mail by the U.S. Postal Service. Highlighting a “little-noticed” 2014 audit of the mail system in conjunction with a number of interviews and documents obtained under the Freedom...

‘Hopeless’ Man Utd are ‘going backwards’ this season – Shearer

Alan Shearer thinks Man Utd “look as if they’re going backwards” this season following their poor start. The Red Devils have lost two of their opening three Premier League matches with their one victory coming courtesy of a VAR penalty that was given after the final whistle had blown...