The Border Crisis You Didn’t Learn About in School

.     The Crisis on the Border You Didn’t Learn About in School Mother Jones December 29, 2018, 6:00 AM Antonio Rodriguez was burned at the stake. Jesus Bazan was shot in the back. Macedonia Herrera was executed on a hill overlooking his home. Between 1910 and 1920, historian Monica Muñoz Martinez writes in […]

Senator Wants to Keep Silicon Valley From Reading Your Messages

.     The Senator Who Wants to Keep Silicon Valley From Reading Your Messages Mother Jones December 29, 2018, 6:00 AM Senator Brian Schatz wants to make powerful technology companies more like banks, law firms, and hospitals—at least in terms of how they handle data. In late December, the Hawaii Democrat, one of big […]

Russia’s new Crimea border wall

.   Russia’s new border wall barrier seals off Crimea December 29, 2018, 7:23 AM A new ceasefire in eastern Ukraine between Russian-backed separatists and government forces begins on Saturday. .  

How to Fund the Government Without Paying for Trump’s Wall

.     How to Fund the Government Without Paying for Trump’s Border Wall ACLU December 28, 2018, 2:30 PM Congress has a way out of this crisis of Trump’s making, and it doesn’t involve rewarding the Trump administration for its attacks on immigrants. President Trump has followed through on his threat to shut down […]

Railway Project: North and South Korea

.     Koreas break ground on future railway project DW The peace gesture follows a joint survey into the North’s railway system conducted by North and South Korea. But hopes of reconnecting the countries remain contingent upon progress in North Korea’s denuclearization. .

Japan whale hunting to resatrt in July

.   Japan whale hunting: Commercial whaling to restart in July BBC December 26, 2018, 12:08 AM One conservation group warns that the move shows “a troubling disregard for international rule”. .  

Nina’s journey from Syria to the Special Olympics

.     Defying the odds: Nina’s journey from Syria to the Special Olympics Al Jezeera December 26, 2018, 7:04 AM Nina – an athlete from Syria – will be representing a new team a the Special Olympics, but her heart belongs to Damascus. .