Russian researchers have created a model of the ancient city of Palmyra, based on thousands of drone images. Unveiled at the St. Petersburg cultural forum, it will be given to Syria to help restore and preserve the UNESCO World Heritage site ravaged by ISIS.
The 3D model has been created by scientists from the Institute for the...read more.
President Donald Trump has tied his executive order giving Congress six months to “fix” DACA to constructing a wall between the US and Mexico as well as a rapid and massive deportation of unaccompanied children and families entering the US without a visa.
Trump claims this will stop Central American and other undocumented immigrants from entering the United States. These policies might make it more difficult, but they will not stop the flow of migration because the United States is not the pull factor of migration. Violence in Central American countries is the push factor today, just as it was in the late 20th century. Read more.
I am an African-American Jew by choice, who grew up in Chicago in the '60s and '70s. My father fled racial terror in the deep south; my mother worked on civil rights and peace initiatives in Europe after World War II. For both of them, Jews and Jewish organizations like the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) -- founded in 1913 to fight a rising tide of anti-Semitism and bigotry against Jewish immigrants -- represented hope for racial justice in their lifetimes. Throughout the 1960s and '70s, the ADL helped mobilize support for civil rights and voting rights legislation, marching in Selma and supporting the end of segregation in schools. Read more.
Film mogul Harvey Weinstein’s case felt like a watershed moment. After decades of whispers within the Hollywood community, the high-profile movie producer’s sexual misconduct was brought into the light by a scathing report by New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey. Even more amazing, a powerful man actually faced consequences for his actions, being fired from the company he helped found and being booted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Read more.
Hundreds of Eritreans gathered outside the embassy of the east African nation in the Swedish capital Stockholm on Friday to protest against the recent arrest of teachers and the director of an Islamic school.
The arrest of Hajji Musa Mohammednur, president of the...read more.
A former Canadian police chief and several colleagues who fought against making marijuana use legal have switched sides and embraced the looming legalization of cannabis with a leap into business. Read more.
More than 200,000 gallons of oil have spilled from the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota, the operator said Thursday, prompting a shutdown of the system.
TransCanada, the company that operates the pipeline, said in a statement that about 5,000 barrels of oil had leaked in...read more.
An airborne plume of radioactive ruthenium 106 from a nuclear accident was detected "in the atmosphere of the majority of European countries," from late September through mid-October, according to France's Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety Institute (IRSN) — but the source is still unknown. As of November 10, 2017, the manmade element has been identified in at least 28 countries. Read more.
In a bipartisan show of support for endless war and out-of-control military spending, the House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the nearly $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 that aims to boost war outlays by $80 billion—an amount that...read more.
A group of House Democrats on Wednesday introduced five articles of impeachment accusing President Donald Trump of obstructing justice, violating the foreign emoluments clause, undermining the freedom of the press, and other constitutional breaches. Read more.
Tesla is the subject of another lawsuit regarding racism in the workplace, Bloomberg reports. An employee has filed a suit against the company saying that Tesla's production floor is a "hotbed for racist behavior," and that over 100 employees have experienced racial harassment. Read more.
Gov.-elect Phil Murphy has tapped a lobbyist with Democratic ties in the state, Pete Cammarano, to work as his incoming chief of staff, Murphy's transition team announced Tuesday.
Cammarano, former Gov. Richard Codey's chief of staff, is a partner at...read more.