Why Billionaire Philanthropy Won’t Solve Anything – Second Thought

You ever notice how oligarchs like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates are cast as these uber-wealthy saviors who are singlehandedly raising the world out of poverty? That doesn’t happen by accident. In this week’s episode, we’re taking a look at the insidious philanthropy scheme billionaires use to make sure their reputation remains squeaky clean. HopeContinue reading “Why Billionaire Philanthropy Won’t Solve Anything – Second Thought”

Did the USSR have a ‘Blue Scare’? – History Matters

We all know about America’s red scare in the 1950s when everyone and their mom freaked out about Communists secretly plotting to overthrow the government and eat their babies. But did the USSR have anything similar with respect to capitalists. Did the USSR have a blue scare? To find out the answer (it’s no) watchContinue reading “Did the USSR have a ‘Blue Scare’? – History Matters”

Israeli Shot Along Gaza Border, Three Palestinians Wounded in Strikes on Hamas Posts

Civilian doing maintenance work on Israel’s border fence sustains light wounds A man was lightly wounded on Wednesday after shots fired along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military struck Hamas positions in response, wounding at least three Palestinians.  The Israeli military confirmed the shooting near the northern Strip, adding that it wasContinue reading “Israeli Shot Along Gaza Border, Three Palestinians Wounded in Strikes on Hamas Posts”

All-women militia formed in Myanmar’s Sagaing region in response to military violence

Fighters say the group empowers women, who have been targeted by soldiers in village raids. Activists in Myanmar’s Sagaing region have formed the country’s first women-only anti-junta militia, a collection of students, teachers, farmers and white-collar workers fighting to take back the country from well-armed government troops who toppled the democratically elected government in aContinue reading “All-women militia formed in Myanmar’s Sagaing region in response to military violence”

Thousands of Iranian farmers protest against severe water shortages

Thousands of protesters have converged on Isfahan in central Iran to voice their anger after the city’s lifeblood river dried up due to drought and diversion. The massive protest, that drew in farmers and other people from across Isfahan province, was the biggest since demonstrations over the water crisis started on November 9. “Thousands ofContinue reading “Thousands of Iranian farmers protest against severe water shortages”

India to repeal controversial farming laws following persistent protests – DW News

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Friday in an address to the nation that he will be repealing three controversial farm laws. Farmers in the northern part of the country have been protesting against the laws for over a year. The announcement came on the day of Guru Nanak Jayanti, a celebration of the birthdayContinue reading “India to repeal controversial farming laws following persistent protests – DW News”

At least 180 killed in India and Nepal flooding – DW News

Scores of people have been killed in devastating flooding and landslides in Nepal and India. Parts of the region are experiencing some of the heaviest post-monsoon rains in years. Rescue efforts have begun, but the damage is already immense.

Police arrest Indian minister’s son in killing of farmers

Indian police on Saturday arrested the son of a junior minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government as a suspect days after nine people were killed in a deadly escalation of yearlong demonstrations by tens of thousands of farmers against contentious agriculture laws in northern India, a police officer said. Four farmers died Sunday whenContinue reading “Police arrest Indian minister’s son in killing of farmers”

A War Over Weed & Water Is Tearing Apart This California Community – VICE News

A battle has erupted over water and weed in Northern California, and the fight has pitted some long-time residents against a community of refugees from Southeast Asia.

Indian minister’s car ploughs into protesting farmers – TRT World

At least eight people were killed in India’s Uttar Pradesh after a BJP minister’s vehicle ploughed into farmers gathered for a protest against the government.

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