Tag: United States

27 nations pledge nearly $10B to fight climate change, US not among them

The U.S. did not participate in an international climate fund Friday in which wealthy countries pledged nearly $10 billion to assist poorer nations in combatting climate change. The Green Climate Fund, which organized the effort, said in a statement that 27 countries combined to pledge $9.8 billion by the end of a two-day conference in […]

US envoy meets Israel’s embattled PM to discuss peace plan

The U.S. envoy to the Middle East met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, days after elections that left the Israeli leader’s political future in doubt. Netanyahu suffered an apparent setback when he and his allies failed to secure enough seats for a narrow, right-wing majority coalition. The centrist Blue and White party, which […]

U.S. MILITARY LIKELY TO RAMP UP OPERATIONS AGAINST TALIBAN

According to the head of US Central Command, the Taliban overplayed its hand in peace negotiations by carrying out a spate of high-profile attacks The US military is likely to accelerate the pace of its operations in Afghanistan to counter an increase in Taliban attacks, a senior US general said on Monday following Washington’s suspension […]

Top Leaders: Parents Must Get Children Out of Public School

Citing indoctrination and sexualization of children in government schools, along with other concerns, a number of top conservative and Christian voices across America have urged parents to remove their kids from public schools in recent days. Among the leaders who have joined the growing nationwide chorus were talk-radio king Rush Limbaugh, evangelist Franklin Graham, Christian […]

Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system

In China, scoring citizens’ behavior is official government policy. U.S. companies are increasingly doing something similar, outside the law. Have you heard about China’s social credit system? It’s a technology-enabled, surveillance-based nationwide program designed to nudge citizens toward better behavior. The ultimate goal is to “allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making […]

Drone war takes flight, raising stakes in Iran, US tensions

From the vast deserts of Saudi Arabia to the crowded neighborhoods of Beirut, a drone war has taken flight across the wider Middle East, raising the stakes in the ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Since the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal last year, there has been an increasing tempo of attacks […]

4 STATES REQUIRE SCHOOLS TEACH LGBT HISTORY

Starting in the 2020–2021 school year LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) history will be part of the curriculum in Illinois public schools. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the law Aug. 9 making Illinois the fourth state to mandate teaching LGBT history after California, New Jersey and Colorado.  The law mandates that history classes in […]

World War 3 warning: Trump’s new warships ‘increases risk of global conflict’

A TOP US Commander fired a harrowing warning that World War 3 could be imminent after Washington unleashed new plans to build the world’s largest robot warship. He wrote last month: “The immediate danger from militarised artificial intelligence isn’t hordes of killer robots, nor the exponential pace of a new arms race. “As recent events […]

Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missile

The U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month, the Pentagon said. The test off the coast of California on Sunday marked the resumption of an arms competition that some analysts worry […]

U.S., RUSSIA NUKE TENSIONS MAY BE EVEN WORSE THAN IRAN THREAT

The threat posed by a potential nuclear Iran is no laughing matter. But neither is the escalating threat of a nuclear exchange between the US and Russia. They are collectively in the process of ending their mutual nuclear restrictions and developing new, more advanced nuclear weapons which could be used against each other. As things […]