USA

  • Residents of Minneapolis suburb rise up against police killing of Daunte Wright

    Apr 15, 2021 18:39

    There is vast support across the US for defunding police departments and shifting funding to nonviolent alternatives to policing. A Data for Progress poll published earlier this month, for example, found that 65 percent of voters in the U.S. would support “reallocating some of law enforcement budgets to support such non-police first responder programs.”

  • Fauci admits PPE shortages under Trump increased COVID death toll of frontline healthcare workers

    Apr 15, 2021 18:32

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the U.S., admitted in an interview with The Guardian recently that major shortages of masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment under the Trump administration contributed to the deaths of more than 3,600 healthcare workers during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Biden strikes international deal in bid to stop migrants reaching US border

    Apr 15, 2021 18:17

    The Biden administration has struck an agreement with Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras to temporarily increase border security in an effort to stop migrants from reaching the US border. The agreement comes as the US saw a record number of unaccompanied children attempting to cross the border in March, and the largest number of Border Patrol encounters overall with migrants on the southern border – just under 170,000 – since March 2001.

  • Biden to withdraw all combat troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

    Apr 14, 2021 16:31

    US President Joe Biden will withdraw American combat troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, declaring an end to the nation’s longest war and overruling warnings from his military advisers that the departure could prompt a resurgence of the same terrorist threats that sent hundreds of thousands of troops into combat over the past 20 years.

  • The Derek Chauvin trial: George Floyd’s brother testifies

    Apr 14, 2021 16:27

    The third week of the Derek Chauvin trial began just hours after a crowd of protesters gathered outside Minneapolis and clashed with police officers, in protest of a fatal police shooting on Sunday (11 Apr 2021).

  • Police say officer who shot and killed unarmed Daunte Wright intended to fire Taser

    Apr 14, 2021 16:24

    Police in a Minneapolis suburb said an officer accidentally shot and killed a 20-year-old Black man on Sunday afternoon (11 Apr 2021) during a traffic stop, releasing graphic body-camera footage they say shows the officer intended to use a Taser not a handgun during the death of unarmed Daunte Wright.

  • More than 3,600 US health care workers have died in the pandemic’s first year

    Apr 14, 2021 14:38

    More than 3,600 U.S. health care workers perished in the first year of the pandemic, according to “Lost on the Frontline,” a 12-month investigation by The Guardian and KHN to track such deaths.

  • US Customs and border protection plans vast expansion of tech-based surveillance (3)

    Apr 14, 2021 14:29

    US President Joe Biden might not be building a physical border wall, but he is continuing to expand an infrastructure designed to deter migrants from crossing into the U.S. Though he has distanced himself from Donald Trump’s immigration policy, the Biden administration’s plan would see the U.S. government lean into its reliance on technology at the southern border, where Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is currently expanding one of the most ambitious surveillance systems ever created.

  • Biden’s inhumanity on Syria

    Apr 13, 2021 16:52

    The U.S. hypocrisy to come will be even greater than anything tried by the Trump administration.

  • Get out of Afghanistan

    Apr 13, 2021 16:50

    US political and military leaders are allergic to admitting failure no matter how overwhelming the evidence of that failure may be. An entire generation of politicians and officers has been involved in selling the war with misleading and false claims of progress.