The fault in our government: The need for a political revolution

I HATE TO BREAK IT TO YOU ‘MURICANS: BUT WE DON’T LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY. The reality is that most Americans are not surprised by this statement, they know that there is a grave problem in Washington, Money in Politics: The issue that affects every other issue. The United States has transformed from a Representative Democracy to a plutocracy. There is no debate about that, … Continue reading The fault in our government: The need for a political revolution

Protests against Catalan leadership arrests

Thousands of Catalans took to the streets outside the region’s parliament in Barcelona on Thursday to protest the internment of eight ministers of Catalonia’s former government.  The former officials, along with four others who ignored Spain’s high court summons, are charged with rebellion, sedition, and misuse of public funds. Carles Puigdemont was also charged but didn’t leave Belgium to answer to Spanish prosecutors. Madrid is … Continue reading Protests against Catalan leadership arrests

Daesh loses final strongholds

Within the same day, Daesh (IS) has lost its final strongholds in Syria and Iraq.  Early on Friday, the Syrian Army said it had recaptured Deir al-Zour and hours later Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said al-Qa’im right across the border had been liberated by government forces. Iraqi forces said they have retaken the last border post-Daesh held between Iraq and Syria. Soon after, the … Continue reading Daesh loses final strongholds

Colombia, UN to combat cocaine production

The government of Colombia signed a $315 million USD deal with the United Nations on Friday to compensate farmers switching to safer crops from coca, used to make cocaine.  “This historic agreement is a unique opportunity to turn the tide against Colombia’s coca cultivation and help farmers embrace alternative development,” said the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, or UNODC. Executive Director … Continue reading Colombia, UN to combat cocaine production

Trump’s personal Twitter offline for minutes

Twitter confirmed in a statement that United States President Donald Trump’s personal account was offline for 11 minutes on Thursday evening due to a mistake by a company employee.  Reports emerged around 7 pm that Mr. Trump’s personal Twitter account was inaccessible, but it was quickly back up moments later. Twitter’s Government and Elections page initially said the account was “inadvertently deactivated due to human … Continue reading Trump’s personal Twitter offline for minutes

Walmart shooting kills three in US

Three were killed by a lone shooter at a Thornton Walmart in the United States on Wednesday night with the suspect taken into custody the following day.  The Thornton Police Department said primary suspect Scott Ostrem was found thanks to a tip from the public and then taken into custody without incident. SWAT officers were at Mr. Ostrem’s last known residence in Adams County on … Continue reading Walmart shooting kills three in US

War on Terror has cost American taxpayers at least $1.7 trillion since 2001

According to a 74-page DoD dossier, the ‘War on Terror’ has cost American taxpayers at least $1.7 trillion since 2001. The dossier breaks down the cost of America’s various conflicts and revealed that the ongoing war in Afghanistan and in Iraq account for the greatest chunk. Operation Enduring Freedom (the ‘War on Terror’ between 2001-14), Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq War) and Operation New Dawn (operations in … Continue reading War on Terror has cost American taxpayers at least $1.7 trillion since 2001

US senator calls for strategy to support Kurds

The United States Senator Marco Rubio criticized President Donald Trump’s administration for not having a strategy to support the Iraqi Kurds.  Mr. Rubio, a member of Republican Party representing Florida, told Kurdistan 24 news agency on Monday that he wanted to know Washington’s plan in regards to the conflict brewing between the Iraqi government and the largely autonomous Kurdistan Region. “I think Iran, working through these [Shia] … Continue reading US senator calls for strategy to support Kurds

United Nations deliver humanitarian aid to 40,000

A UN and Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy entered eastern Ghouta (Syria) today, to deliver humanitarian aid to 40,000 people for the first time since 2016. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said they entered the towns of Kafra Batna and Saqba. “The last time we reached these two locations were in June 2016,” OCHA spokesman Jens Laerke said. A health … Continue reading United Nations deliver humanitarian aid to 40,000