Joseph Fiennes: Ive done my bit for society Ive illustrated the patheticness of misogyny

The star of the hit dystopian drama says he doesnt like to equate Donald Trumps politics with the show. But, he adds, sometimes you just have to point out the blazingly obvious Its alluded to in the novel someday, something will happen to Fred. Quite soon. In a neutral-looking cafe in central London, Joseph Fiennes is talking about the future of his role in The Handmaids Tale. Why, though? I plead with him. Why does he have to die? Its …

‘People are afraid to be Hispanic’: Trump visits an angry, grieving El Paso

President faces protests as he spends day at sites of mass shootings in Texas and Dayton, Ohio Donald Trump arrived in El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon to pay tribute to the victims of one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent US history. But the president calls to stay away, as hundreds of residents gathered in the citys Washington Park, mere streets from the US-Mexico border, to denounce him.With much of Donald Trump, your racism, your hatred, your bigotry …

Ocasio-Cortez confronts McConnell over photo of men choking cutout of her

Online picture showed seven young men in Team Mitch shirts groping and choking cardboard cutout Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell after a picture on social media showed seven men in Team Mitch shirts appearing to grope and choke a cardboard cutout of the Democratic congresswoman, with the caption: Break me off a piece of that. In a message to McConnell on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez wrote: These young men look like they work for you. Just wanted to clarify: are you paying …

What links a migrant child’s tragedy to Jeffrey Epstein’s downfall? Donald Trump

The media has focused on Epstein at the expense of the tale of Yaszmin Jurez, but the two stories share themes For the TV producer or the newsroom editor it must be, as they say, a no-brainer that the crimes of a billionaire convicted sex offender and each new revelation about his behavior, most recently his plans to testimony at a congressional hearing: Jurez described the death of her 19-month-old daughter, Mariee, after they were imprisoned by Ice at the …

Pete Buttigieg: white supremacy could be the end of America

South Bend mayor says this is the only issue that almost ended this country amid controversy over Trumps racist remarks White supremacy could be the lurking issue that ends this country, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has said. He added: The entire American experiment is at stake. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana made the stark comments racist remarks about four Democratic congresswomen. That is the only issue that almost ended this country, Buttigieg said. Weve had a lot challenges …

‘They’re well-cared for’: Pence criticizes Democrats on visit to crowded migrant facility

The vice-president and eight Republican lawmakers toured two detention facilities in Texas Friday A visit by the US vice-president, Mike Pence, to migrant detention stations along the countrys southern border highlighted the sharp disconnect between Democrats and Republicans on immigration and the Trump administrations efforts to spin on conditions in camps deplored by human rights experts and the Original Article : HERE ;

Buttigieg raises $24.8m, eclipsing Sanders as candidate cull looms

South Bend mayor receives contributions from more than 400,000, securing his spot on stage as outsider campaigns worry Pete Buttigieg has said he took in $24.8m during the second fundraising quarter, more than triple the amount he raised during the first three months of the year for his surprise hit presidential campaign. Buttigieg was the first White House contender to announce his fundraising numbers for the quarter, which ended at midnight. The $24.8m sum topped the $18m raised last quarter …

Trump’s toadyism to Saudi Arabia: a new moral low | Richard Wolffe

The Saudis are good customers, Trump says which evidently outweighs the fact they murdered and carved up a Washington Post journalist Its that time of a presidency when every incumbent pretends to be what he isnt, or to do what he hasnt. With a re-election year kicking off, everyone wants to know if the candidate can fill in the gaping holes in his record, to give voters some reason to hope or believe. In the case of Donald Trump, that …

The USA is imprisoning people it finds undesirable. Australia has already lived this nightmare | Jason Wilson

To disestablish these camps anywhere, we need to oppose them everywhere Australias economy is increasingly in the doldrums, but our leaders can point to a successful export of their own devising. In the US, the Trump administration is bedding down and expanding its network of punitive refugee camps. Like Australias, they have a dual function: as a deterrent to pursuing the right of political asylum, and as a political weapon. Australias nightmare, like the USAs, has been long in the …