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Broken voting machines, four-hour long lines? Claims of voter suppression mar Georgia governor race

By ethan / November 8, 2018

Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia, Stacey Abrams, has refused to concede the race to her Republican opponent Brian Kemp after widespread allegations of voter suppression put a question mark over the results. Kemp currently holds a small lead over Abrams, but voters in majority black neighborhoods have made numerous complaints about mysteriously broken voting […]

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Oil is dead, long live oil: Plastics to drive global oil demand, say analysts

By ethan / October 8, 2018

New technologies like electric cars are unlikely to kill the demand for oil since there are many areas that can’t survive without crude, says the International Energy Agency (IEA) boss. “When we discuss oil demand, peak oil demand (and) oil market dynamics, the focus is solely on cars — which is completely wrong,” Fatih Birol, […]

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US to stay in Syria so long as ‘Iranians’ are there – Bolton

By ethan / September 24, 2018

US forces will remain in Syria so long as any Iranian-related forces operate there, the Trump administration has declared. Syria invited Iran to help fight jihadist rebels and ISIS, while denouncing the US presence as illegal. “We’re not going to leave as long as Iranian troops are outside Iranian borders, and that includes Iranian proxies […]

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Orthodox Jewish women are being shamed for long 'slutty' wigs

By ethan / September 11, 2018

Rabbis in New York are shaming Orthodox Jewish women over wearing wigs deemed to be “too long” and therefore “slutty.” Jewish law requires married Orthodox women to wear wigs, called sheitels, to stop them from enticing men who aren’t their husbands. Religious traditionalists are now cracking down on modern lengths of fake hair, which they […]

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ICYMI Asks: Will people admit how long they spend zombified on social media?

By ethan / September 6, 2018

Published time: 6 Sep, 2018 15:32 Britain’s Royal Public Health Society is asking people to return to planet earth for a few weeks and stop staring at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat in what it’s calling Scroll Free September. So ICYMI went out on the streets of London to see if people are willing to […]

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US Olympic gymnasts Kocian and Ross join long list of Larry Nassar accusers

By ethan / August 16, 2018

Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross have detailed the abuse they suffered at the hands of disgraced gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar, saying they were inspired to do so by the dozens of victims who have come forward so far. Over the course of the last 18 months, the range of horrific crimes committed by […]

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‘Slippery slope’: Alex Jones ban won’t pay off for companies in the long run — Gina Loudon

By ethan / August 7, 2018

The simultaneous decisions by Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify to ban controversial right-wing commentator Alex Jones has sparked a furious debate about free speech and overreach by social media giants. But despite the fact that some on the left are celebrating Jones’ demise, banning people from the platforms outright is “bad policy” regardless of what they are […]

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Not just the Elgin Marbles: Britain’s colonial legacy lives long in UK museums

By ethan / June 4, 2018

After Jeremy Corbyn promised to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece upon becoming PM on the basis that they were “looted” from the country, RT looks at other rare artefacts taken by colonial Britain that now reside in UK museums. “As with anything stolen or taken from occupied or colonial possession – including artefacts looted […]

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