‘Birth control is a political act’: the pre-Trump contraception rush starts now

In fear of what the new presidency will mean for reproductive rights, women in the US are racing to secure IUDs On Wednesday morning, gynecologist Deborah Ottenheimer went to work ascertained not to talk about the election. I never do that, she tells. You only never know where people are at. But as her doors […]

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Cyclist who dedicated Trump the middle finger: ‘He wasn’t going to hear me through the glass’

Juli Briskman has been hailed as a hero and fired from her chore for a spur-of-the moment demonstration that quickly spread around the world Juli Briskman observed blooms on her doorstep on Monday night.” Juli: I don’t know you and yet I am so proud of you ,” an accompanying note said.” You’re my hero. […]

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Why Trump’s assertion of Jerusalem as capital of Israel would be a catastrophe | Nicholas Blincoe

Relocating the US embassy would derail hopes for peace by recognising Israels hostile military occupation, says Nicholas Blincoe, writer of Bethlehem: Biography of a Town It is harder than it ought to be, explaining why recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a bad idea. The city has been Israel’s centre of government since 1948. While […]

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Why Trump’s assertion of Jerusalem as capital of Israel would be a catastrophe | Nicholas Blincoe

Relocating the US embassy would derail hopes for peace by recognising Israels hostile military occupation, says Nicholas Blincoe, writer of Bethlehem: Biography of a Town It is harder than it ought to be, explaining why recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a bad idea. The city has been Israel’s centre of government since 1948. While […]

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Walter Mosley: ‘Donald Trump is a lazy, spoilt guy’

As his latest detective fiction fells, the writer muses on Obama, the Clintons, and how his own parent is like his celebrated protagonist, Easy Rawlins During the 1992 presidential campaign, Bill Clinton flashed a copy of Walter Mosleys Devil in a Blue Dress and extol the writer his favorite novelist, shooting Mosley to mainstream fame. […]

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Republicans plunged into five stages of sorrow over Trump’s unstoppable rise

Reactions from GOP leaders to Trumps altitude as presumptive nominee have run the gamut of refusal, rage, bargaining, depression and acceptance Anguished Republican began cycling through the five stages of grief on Thursday in the wake of what one leading voice of the creation called Donald Trumps hostile takeover of their party. The last two […]

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Nobel peace prize: record nominations including Trump and Pope

Nominees include US presidential hopeful, German chancellor and the Pope as more than 376 people and organisations are put forward for recognition A record 376 nominations have been submitted for this years Nobel peace prize, including such diverse figures as Donald Trump, Angela Merkel and Pope Francis. The previous record was built in 2014 when […]

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The new horsemen: how American riot police embraced the bicycle

As a new digital epoch of protest has dawned under Occupy and Trump, riot police across the US have embarked on a fundamental shift in crowd control Early last Saturday afternoon, under clear blue skies, a sparsely attended anti-sharia rally left the grounds of City Hall in Seattle, Washington. Until then, the attendees had been […]

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