On Tuesday, speaking to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump railed against the Cuban government and said the U.S. would not lift its sanctions against Cuba. Trump has moved to reverse the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba and reimpose travel and trade restrictions. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also said the U.S. may cl […]
A humanitarian crisis continues to unfold in Burma, where more than 400,000 members of the Rohingya Muslim minority have fled the country to escape a brutal Burmese military operation. According to Human Rights Watch, tens of thousands of Rohingya homes have been burned to the ground. Some 214 Rohingya villages in Burma have been destroyed. Before-and-after […]
Vice President Mike Pence and other Trump administration officials spent Tuesday on Capitol Hill lobbying Republican senators to support the latest healthcare plan, known as the Graham-Cassidy bill, named after its main architects, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. The last-ditch effort by Senate Republicans to repeal and replac […]
In the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria struck the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico this morning as a major Category 4 storm—the most powerful hurricane to make landfall there since 1928. The landfall on Puerto Rico came after Maria lashed the U.S. Virgin Islands and devastated the island of Dominica, causing what the country's prime minister called "mind-b […]
In Mexico, a massive 7.1-magnitude quake struck 100 miles southeast of Mexico City Tuesday, collapsing dozens of buildings around the capital city and trapping schoolchildren, workers and residents beneath the rubble. At least 217 people are dead, and hundreds more are missing. Among the dead are least 21 students at a primary school in Mexico City and 15 wo […]
Massive Earthquake Rattles Mexico City, Killing at Least 217, Hurricane Maria Strikes Puerto Rico as Dangerous Category 4 Storm, In U.N. Speech, President Trump Threatens North Korea, Iran and Venezuela, Senate Approves Record-Shattering $700 Billion Pentagon Spending Bill, Syria: Hospitals Bombed in Idlib; Mosque Destroyed in Raqqa, Nigeria Cholera Epidemic […]
This past weekend, a surprising gathering took place at President Trump's childhood home in Queens, New York. The home is now an Airbnb. On Saturday, the international humanitarian and development organization Oxfam America rented out the home for refugees to spend the day there sharing their stories of home, resistance and life in the United States. Th […]
On Monday, six recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program sued the Trump administration in a San Francisco federal court over its plans to rescind the program. The lawsuit argues the Trump administration failed to follow proper administrative procedures in rescinding DACA and that revoking the program violates due process laws. DA […]
Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration plans to rescind the DACA program—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program. DACA gives nearly 800,000 young people the legal right to live and work in the United States. President Trump and Democratic Party leaders are now attempting to strike a deal to protect DRE […]
Category 5 Hurricane Maria Threatens Storm-Ravaged Caribbean, U.N. Leader Gives Climate Warning as U.S. Continues Exit from Paris Agreement, At U.N., President Trump Threatens Venezuela, Plans Military Parade, Sen. John McCain to Support New Republican Obamacare Repeal Effort, DREAMers Sue the Trump Administration in Bid to Save DACA, Immigration Activists D […]
Here at the Free Software Foundation, we've been planning for LibrePlanet 2018, and guess what? It's the tenth anniversary of this free software community conference, and it's happening March 24th-25th, 2018 in the Boston area!
Join the FSF and friends Friday, September 15th, from 12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT (16:00 to 19:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory, with this week's theme of adding new entries to the Directory.
Today Apple announced the arrival of several new iPhone models and other updated gadgets. As usual, the phones were revealed with great fanfare -- but from the glass exterior down to its guts, the new iPhone is just another freedom-restricting trap for unsuspecting users.