Archives for septiembre 2017

Catalonia Refuses Spanish Demands To Halt Referendum

Spain has been desperately trying to undermine the vote in recent weeks, sending thousands of national police into Catalonia.

Jason Ditz
septiembre 30th, 2017
By Jason Ditz
septiembre 30th, 2017
A pro-independence protester holds a "estelada" flag, that symbolizes Catalonia's independence, as lawmakers vote on whether to seek the right to hold a referendum on independence from Spain at the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The regional government of Catalonia has reiterated today that they will absolutely not comply with the Spanish national government’s orders to abandon the Sunday referendum, saying that there is no legal basis for threatening to arrest those involved in the vote. Spain has been desperately trying to undermine the vote in recent weeks, sending

¿Rusia hackeó los sistemas electorales estatales? DHS dice que sí, no, tal vez

La AP informó que el DHS, en una sorprendente inversión, dijo a los funcionarios electorales de Wisconsin que el gobierno ruso no analizó ninguna parte del sistema de votación del estado, afirmando que en realidad fue el Departamento de Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral del estado el que fue analizado por "IP de Rusia". direcciones ".

Whitney Webb
septiembre 30th, 2017
By Whitney Webb
septiembre 30th, 2017
Voters use electronic voting machines at the Schiller Recreation Center polling station on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio.

While it seemed as though the “Russiagate” hysteria was beginning to lose steam, corporate media outlets in recent weeks have worked to rekindle the scandal through a series of stories that purport to expose the meddling of the Russian government in last year’s U.S. presidential election. One of those stories, first published by The Associated

Judge Rules Black Lives Matter Can’t Be Sued

A police officer anonymously sued Black Lives Matter and DeRay Mckesson, a prominent activist in the movement, after being injured by a rock thrown during a protest over a deadly police shooting in Baton Rouge last year.

Michael Kunzelman
septiembre 29th, 2017
By Michael Kunzelman
septiembre 29th, 2017
Black Lives Matter demonstrators gather at the police vehicle stuck facing northbound during a protest march south on Broad Street in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, during the second day of the Democratic National Convention.

Black Lives Matter is a social movement, like the tea party or the civil rights movement, and therefore can’t be sued, a federal judge ruled Thursday. A police officer anonymously sued Black Lives Matter and DeRay Mckesson, a prominent activist in the movement, after being injured by a rock thrown during a protest over a deadly police shooting

Wrapped In The Flag, Trump Attacks Protests Emblematic Of American Freedom

Thanks to his “base’s” reflexive flag worship, Donald Trump was able to inflame an already fraught situation — bringing, as is his want, angry division and chaos in his wake, a chaos he apparently needs to thrive both personally and politically.

Roqayah Chamseddine
septiembre 29th, 2017
By Roqayah Chamseddine
septiembre 29th, 2017
President Donald Trump walks off the stage after he speaks at campaign rally in support of Sen. Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

American football quarterback Colin Kaepernick exploded across national headlines in 2016 for his evolving, bended-knee protest against systemic racism and police brutality. Kneeling during the national anthem became a rallying point for athletes not just in professional football but in other sports and at other levels, including among high school

The Lying Billion-Dollar Beneficiary Of His Own Tax Plan: President Trump

After offering «pants on fire» lies about who his reform proposal, Times analysis shows just how much Trump would gain personally.

Jon Queally
septiembre 29th, 2017
By Jon Queally
septiembre 29th, 2017
President Donald Trump speaks to the National Association of Manufactures at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in Washington. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Despite declaring the "full-on whopper" of a lie this week that his tax plan "is not good for me, believe me," a new analysis by the New York Times published overnight shows that President Donald Trump would save himself well over a $1 billion if the proposals he laid out were to become law. Using what it is known about Trump's fortune—a still

Red Cross: 1 Million Cholera Cases Likely In Yemen By Years End

According to the Red Cross, the unprecedented scale of Yemen’s cholera epidemic makes it “the worst in history.”

teleSUR
septiembre 29th, 2017
By teleSUR
septiembre 29th, 2017
A girl is treated for a suspected cholera infection at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. The World Health Organization says a rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed thousands of lives since April and is suspected of affecting 246,000 people. (AP/Hani Mohammed)

In a grim prognosis of what is the “world's largest humanitarian crisis” in current days, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced on Friday that they fear that there could be at least one-million cholera cases registered by the end of the year. The high civilian casualties and cholera epidemic are caused by the use of