Democrats try to tempt Trump on guns as Beto beats drum for AR-15 buyback

Pelosi and Schumer speak to president on gun control while Buttigieg and Paul offer contrasting criticism of ORourkes rhetoric Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on Sunday offered Donald Trump a rare and highly symbolic bipartisan win if he can somehow force Republicans in the Senate to enact gun control legislation containing background check measures passed by the House this year. The House speaker and Senate minority leader said they would both join the president at the White House for a historic signing ceremony at the Rose Garden, if he can get the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, to act. That remains highly unlikely: close ties between Republican leaders and the gun rights lobby have led to legislative stasis on gun …

Bahamian evacuees find welcome in Florida but politics dog their presence

Thousands forced to flee their homes by Hurricane Dorian found refuge in the Sunshine State but Trump has cast aspersions They descended the cruise ships gangplank at the Port of Palm Beach looking like refugees from a war zone. Some carried babies and small children; others clutched small bags of possessions snatched hastily from the rubble of their ruined homes; most had just the clothes they stood in. For the 1,435 weary Hurricane Dorian evacuees from the Bahamas who disembarked the Grand Celebration liner and stepped on to the dockside at the weekend there were the pressing concerns of where they would find immediate shelter. But while the Red Cross spoke of how they had received offers from across Florida …

Jair Bolsonaro claims ‘profound love’ for Amazon rainforest as criticism intensifies

President uses TV speech to criticise disinformation about fire crisis, saying it cannot be used as pretext for sanctions Brazils far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has professed to feeling profound love and respect for the Amazon as fires continued to rage in the worlds biggest tropical rainforest and criticism of his environmental policies intensified. In Large swathes of the Amazon rainforest are burning video report Brazil is an example of sustainability, he claimed, as the Amazon state of Acre became the latest tweeted. Our future Trade prospects are very exciting and our relationship is strong, perhaps stronger than ever before, Trump said. Hugs from Brazil! Bolsonaros son Carlos Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Scaramucci says he no longer supports Trump: ‘He sounds more nonsensical’

Former PR chief says he no longer actively supports Trump and says replacement may be needed on 2020 Republican ticket Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director, has lashed out at Donald Trump, suggesting the president will one day turn on those he claims to be fighting for and that he may need to be replaced at the top of the Republican ticket in 2020. On Monday, Scaramucci Axios: We are now in the early episodes of Chernobyl on HBO, where the reactor is melting down and the apparatchiks are trying to figure out whether to cover it up or start the clean-up process. He went on: A couple more weeks like this and country over party is going …

Trump and Putin have killed off a vital nuclear treaty. Here’s how we fight back | Rebecca Johnson

In the spirit of Greenham Common, collective, creative action is now required, says anti-nuclear campaigner Rebecca Johnson When the killed off by Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, putting the world at heightened risk of pre-emptive nuclear weapon use and war. When it was signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, the INF treaty also freed me up to leave the womens peace camp and get on with the rest of my life. Id arrived on 9 August 1982 the anniversary of now a museum to remember the cold war and civil society. With local Cruisewatch groups, we disrupted the base and painted the massive transporter-erector-launchers that were driven along British roads in nuclear war games. The treaty required those launchers …

Undocumented, vulnerable, scared: the women who pick your food for $3 an hour

In the fields of south Texas Mexican women work long hours in dangerous conditions under the ever-present threat of deportation On a rainy, pre-dawn Monday morning in the fields of the Rio Grande Valley along the Mexican border in south Texas, little constellations of flashlights twinkle across the green expanse. They are held by undocumented immigrants, mostly from US immigration protocols, these are extraordinarily tense times for immigrants being caught by officials could mean being sent back or having your kids placed in a cage. And yet the women included in this piece refused to hide their faces or change their names. They want their stories told. Janet, 36 Janet, 36, left, and her mother Edith, 55 pose for a …

Naomi Wolf admits blunder over Victorians and sodomy executions

Death sentences in 1800s were hardly ever carried out, despite claim in authors book Outrages It was only published this week, but already the writer Naomi Wolf has admitted an error at the heart of her latest book. Instead of being actually executed for sodomy in 1859, as the writer claims in Outrages, Thomas Silver was apparently paroled two years after being convicted. Silver, who was 14 when he was convicted, is just one of several cases cited in the book but, according to the writer and broadcaster Matthew Sweet, the error stems from a simple misreading of a historical record and raises wider questions about the argument Wolf puts forward. In Outrages, which was published by Virago, Wolf examines …

Abortion: Democrats and Republicans whip up voters on extreme state laws

Some Republicans think their party has gone too far in Alabama, Missouri and elsewhere. Democrats see their chance As Democrats and Republicans look to galvanize their base ahead of the 2020 election, a slew of state laws barring access to abortion have a law in Alabama that effectively outlaws abortion and includes no exceptions for victims of rape or incest. But the governor of Missouri signed 00:00:00 00:28:20 With the new laws facing legal challenges that could ultimately land in the supreme court, social issues and the judiciary loom heavily in a campaign season that has so far has centered on the economy and the character of President Donald Trump. The last few days of unprecedented energy against abortion bans …

Europe urges Mike Pompeo and US to show restraint towards Iran

Jeremy Hunt warns of conflict erupting in the Gulf by accident after Saudi ships sabotaged The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has been urged by European leaders to show maximum restraint towards Iran after Saudi Arabia confirmed that Map of the Gulf of Oman where two Saudi tankers were sabotaged Tensions have been spiralling for weeks as the US adopts a policy of maximum pressure on Iran, including ending all waivers for Iranian oil exports and blocking cooperation on Irans civil nuclear programme. It has sent an aircraft carrier to the region, but the US special representative on Iran, Brian Hook, declined to say if Iran was responsible for the attack on the Saudi oil ships. The British foreign …