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  • Hackers Aren’t the Only Ones Defending Your Right to Federal Data

    IN THE 100 days since President #Trump took office, concerned Americans have downloaded over 2 million government datasets. Their goal? To back up information they believe is in danger of going dark: climate science research, discriminatory housing reports, gun violence statistics. But public data preservation isn’t just a job...
  • Russia accuses U.S. of unlawful attack against Syria

    Russia’s top diplomat accused the United States on Wednesday of carrying out an unlawful attack against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces as he opened a fraught meeting with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Giving Tillerson a chilly reception, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said #Russia was trying to...
  • Movement of US Navy strike group a reaction to North Korea: McMaster

    Command spokesman Dave Benham called diverting the supercarrier and its guided-missile escorts north a “prudent measure to maintain readiness and presence” in the volatile Western Pacific. A South Korean official in March said the North is likely to conduct “high-intensity strategic provocations such as a nuclear test” or an...
  • Trump is ending Obama-era emissions cuts. How will CO2 emissions change?

    US President Donald Trump on Tuesday rolled back a slew of environmental protections enacted by Barack Obama, in a bid to untether the fossil fuel industry. In a maiden trip to the Environmental Protection Agency, #Trump signed an “Energy Independence Executive Order,” a White House official told AFP. The...
  • U.S. Nuclear Weapons Tests Come to YouTube

    The cameras shudder as blinding light flashes across the earth. Deformed white clouds balloon and mutate from the force of the nuclear test explosions. These are some of the images captured in raw footage of bomb tests carried out by the United States between 1945 and 1962 in Nevada...
  • Two federal judges find new Trump immigration ban discriminatory

    Rejecting arguments from the government that President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was substantially different from the first one, judges in Hawaii and Maryland blocked the executive order from taking effect as scheduled on Thursday, using the president’s own words as evidence that the order discriminates against Muslims. Trump...
  • Anonymous issues global ‘call to action’ against the Trump regime

    A popular Twitter account linked to the hacktivist collective called for countries and individuals to ‘boycott, divest and sanction’ the U.S. – with the hashtag #BDStheUS. Anonymous called for American workers to strike, and for other countries to boycott U.S. goods. The collective previously published a guide to how...
  • Trump administration rescinds Obama-era protections for transgender students

    The Trump administration has withdrawn a piece of federal guidance requiring transgender students to have unfettered access to bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity, in a move that could embolden many schools to restrict trans rights. In doing so, the administration has signaled that it does not...
  • Roger Waters considers performing Pink Floyd’s The Wall on US-Mexico border

    Though Roger Waters did not write Pink Floyd’s The Wall as an allegory about any real-life structure, the band’s 1979 opus subsequently took on such an interpretation. In July 1990, Waters performed the album in Berlin, Germany to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall eight months earlier. Now, he’s planning...
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