In an order passed down July 30, the U.S. Supreme Court denied yet another Federal Government delaying action in a landmark case pitting a group of teenagers against the government for its role in helping the fossil fuel industry create the climate crisis.
It is against the law to make or sell genetically-modified crops in India without government approval, but a new sampling study shows way too much in the way of GM foods are making it into the country.
Israel has passed a new law which critics say completely turns its back on the democratic principles set in the original “Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel” passed in 1948 and formalizes it as a country only for Jews.
In a key decision announced July 25, a Federal Judge said that it is not necessary for a gift or benefit to the president to be a bribe for it to be a violation of the Constitution’s emoluments clause.
Donald Trump said on July 20 he was ready to impose tariffs on all $500 billion worth of goods imported from China. When that happens, the tariffs Trump imposed claiming they were a matter of national security will become national security issues for real.
Google was just fined €4.34 billion ($5.06 billion) for multiple antitrust concerns involving its Android operating system and associated applications. It is the biggest fine yet against the tech giant and comes amidst growing demands Google should be broken up.
From December 1 through 15, 2017, UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston carried out a visit to the United States on behalf of the UN Human Rights Council. The purpose was to look into how the country’s programs are addressing serious poverty in the U.S. and to what degree they are consistent with its human rights obligations. Trillions covered Alston's initial statement regarding his study back in the January 2018 issue.
After a very, very long history of aiding, abetting and shielding pedophiles, the Vatican tribunal has convicted former Holy See diplomat Monsignor Carlo Albertro Capella and sentenced him to 5 years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography. What is shocking is not that there are pedophiles within the Vatican but that this is the first such trial of its kind inside the Vatican, ever.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced the sale next month of almost all unleased acreage in the Gulf of Mexico for oil drilling. A lawsuit just filed by three environmental groups is trying to block the sale before it is too late.
The European Union is aggressively moving to protect EU firms from the impact of U.S. sanctions against Iran going into effect in August. It just endorsed the update of its Blocking Law, which would put the EU and the U.S. on a hard political and economic collision course in early August.
Many American Universities used to be bastions of free speech and progressive thought, but these days few are and some are even suppressing free speech and subverting the U.S. Constitution, such as Texas A&M.
While the U.S. continues to escalate its trade wars, Japan and the European Union will on July 17 sign off on an agreement to eliminate most tariffs between them. It will create a new trading block representing almost a third of the world’s GDP.
We live in an extremely bizarre and frightening era when American citizens are put on a kill list by an artificial intelligence computer system called Skynet which has decided that the person is undesirable and might oppose the U.S.
Imprisoning children who don't pose a serious risk to the public is illegal and immoral. Forcibly poisoning those children with harmful drugs is also illegal and immoral. Yet this is exactly what is happening in the United States.
There is one positive which has come from the White House’s recent policy on detaining kids separate from their parents. It has exposed the true heartlessness and incompetence of the Trump administration for all to see.
When Facebook announced in mid-May it was partnering with the Atlantic Council to help keep disinformation off its website, two questions came up. Why would Facebook do this, when it has the resources on its own? And who is this Atlantic Council?