Charlotte Protests Escalate

The National Guard was called in after a second night of unrest following the killing of Keith Scott, who protestors believe was unarmed at the time of his shooting by a police officer — source


Uncle Sam’s Grisly Record of Murder and Mayhem Since 1945

The United States has killed, maimed, displaced, and otherwise harmed an astonishing number of people in its 241-year record[] of murder and mayhem – including more than 20 million killed in 37 nations[] since 1945. Direct Assault A grisly distinction exists between those Uncle Sam has directly assaulted and those he has more indirectly attacked. [...]

Investigators Say Poet Pablo Neruda Did Not Die of Cancer After 1973 Coup

In Chile, forensic scientists said Friday that famed poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer in 1973, as stated on his death certificate, bolstering claims that Neruda was poisoned under General Augusto Pinochet’s rule. Neruda’s driver has claimed he was poisoned by a stomach injection administered by doctors. Neruda, who won [...]

Gauri Lankesh shot dead ‘The journalist-activist was slain by three armed assailants outside her home’ Nationally renowned journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, editor and owner of Gauri Lankesh Patrike, was shot dead at her house in Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bengaluru West, on Tuesday at around 8 p.m. City Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar confirmed to The Hindu that the [...]

Killings of Black Men by Whites are Far More Likely to be Ruled “Justifiable”

When a white person kills a black man in America, the killer often faces no legal consequences. In one in six of these killings, there is no criminal sanction, according to a new Marshall Project examination of 400,000 homicides committed by civilians between 1980 and 2014. That rate is far higher than the one for [...]