Hong Kong handover: The protest symbols China’s scared of

June 26, 2017

… political reform ended in failure, there have been growing demands in the city for full independence from China. Few things are more likely to rile up Chinese leaders than talk of separatism, be it in Hong Kong, Tibet or Taiwan — a self-governing island that has been de facto independent for decades but is still claimed by Beijing. A bizarre propaganda video published last year by Chinese legal officials warned that those advocating Hong Kong or Taiwanese independence would transform …


Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame

June 22, 2017

… petition on change.org calling for the NBA to remove Rodman from the Hall of Fame. “Otto Warmbier was murdered by the North Korean regime,” said Marion Smith, director of the rights group. “The barbarous treatment received by this young American at the hands of his North Korean captors is sadly not a unique act. North Korea’s government has a record of forcing innocent American tourists into decades of hard labor and of beating and torturing them to the point of …


Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 19, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …


Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… revenue and stores in 16 states plus D.C. provides her a much bigger platform to influence their lives than anyone in her family had two generations ago. Its also why shes decided to take on the president of the United States to stop him from rolling back decades of public land protections. We have to fight like hell to keep every inch of public land, Marcario, 52, told HuffPost last month. I dont have a lot of faith in politics and politicians right now. Ventura, California-based …