President Trump announced that his strategy for the war in Afghanistan would be predicated upon unannounced military operations, nondisclosure of troop numbers and “killing terrorists.” Source: talkingpointsmemo.com // Trump’s Afghan Strategy: ‘Killing Terrorists,’ Not Nation-Building

A Houston man has been charged with trying to plant explosives at the statue of Confederate officer Dick Dowling in Hermann Park, federal officials said Monday. Andrew Schneck, 25, who was released from probation early last year after being convicted in 2014 of storing explosives, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court. […]

Bradley Barton turned himself in on Friday and was granted bail the same day CBC News, August 18, 2017 An Ontario man set to stand trial for the second time on first-degree-murder charges in the death of Cindy Gladue turned himself in on Friday and was promptly arrested by sheriffs at the courthouse. Bradley Barton, […] […]

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/08/21/thousands-rally-in-deiyai-over-fatal-shooting.html Thousands rally in Deiyai over fatal shooting Nethy Darma Somba The Jakarta Post Jayapura | Mon, August 21, 2017 | 05:48 pm Thousands of people rally in Deiyai, Papua, on Monday to demand the perpetrator of a recent fatal shooting be brought to justice. (Courtesy of/Abeth Amoye You) Thousands of people rallied in Deiyai, […] […]

Traditional journalists scoffed at his lists of photos and animated GIFs, but they’d kill for Benny’s reach. His explainer on President Obama’s push to bomb Syria was clicked on 860,000 times, helped by the funny reaction videos of MTV personalities Benny added to the text. (“The votes for military action are not looking like they […]

“I was saying, ‘This can’t be happening. You can’t convict somebody on similarities, perhaps or maybes,’” Barnes said. He spent the next 20 years in prison before DNA testing exonerated him, becoming one of hundreds of people convicted in whole or in part on forensic science that has come under fire during the past decade. […]

In light of the recent events in the United States, most recently the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the undersigned community of medievalists condemns the appropriation of any item or idea or material in the service of white supremacy. In addition, we condemn the abuse of colleagues, particularly colleagues of color, who have spoken publicly […]

Source: thetimes.co.uk // Former aide asks court to declare George Galloway bankrupt

Source: TeleSUR August 19 2017 Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks at Miraflores Palace in Caracas | Photo: REUTERS Maduro said that the program will welcome all youth participating in the opposition protests with “open arms for work and study.” The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has invited the young people who have been caught […] via […]

A Charlottesville, Va., winery that President Trump boasted about owning Tuesday is claiming they have no affiliation with him. Source: thehill.com // Charlottesville winery Trump boasted about owning claims no affiliation

Hunger experienced by those growing up in residential schools has been linked to health problems in adult survivors, new research shows Source: xcbc.ca // Hunger experienced in residential schools linked to present-day health problems

CHINOOK NATION TERRITORIES [Fourth World] // APNS – In a social media statement posted by recognised #UniteTheRight spokesperson Andrew Anglin – just hours after a deadly domestic terrorist attack took the life of an anti-racist activist, Ms. Heather Heyer, and crippled 19 others – the White Power organisations that have rallied behind the violent far-right […]

Rights groups and journalists urge the release of Hisham al-Omeisy, who was detained by armed security forces on Monday. Source: aljazeera.com // Yemen’s Houthi rebels arrest activist Hisham al-Omeisy

Under the veil was one of Australia’s most acerbic politicians, and she was about to make another long speech about Islam. Source: washingtonpost.com // An Australian senator wore a burqa in Parliament — then called for a ban on Muslim immigrants

Lone wolves present unique problems for security and law enforcement. Source: The Challenge of the Lone Wolf

Thirteen people die and dozens are hurt as a van mows down people in the famed Las Ramblas district. Source: BBC News // Barcelona: 13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas – BBC News

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