Trump: 100 days that shook the world- and the activists fighting back

Three months in, the future is totally unpredictable. But a dramatic fightback is under way. Four activists tell us how they are adapting to the new normal Naomi Wolf, writer, political journalist and cofounder of DailyClout: Trump didnt do this. You did this. Your own inactivity brought us exactly here The first 100 days of…

Two wheels bad? Genoa’s scooter riders fight forbidding in birthplace of the Vespa

Italian citys mayor postpones daytime kerb of pre-1 999 motorcycles intended to reduce smog after #handsoffmyvespa social media campaign Scooter owneds in Genoa, birthplace of the Vespa, are celebrating a partial victory after the citys mayor deferred a ban on models rendered before 1999 intended to tackle pollution. The hashtag # handsoffmyvespa ran viral on…

Extreme heat warnings issued in Europe as temperatures pass 40 C

Authorities in 11 countries advise residents and visitors to take precautions amid regions most intense heatwave nicknamed Lucifer since 2003 Eleven southern and central European countries have issued extreme heat warnings amid a brutal heatwave nicknamed Lucifer, with residents and tourists urged the public take precautions and scientists alerting worse could be still to come.…

Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? | Marc Lewis

It acts on opioid receptors, hence the anxiety. But since some heroin users take it to ease withdrawal, its proscription could have some very harmful effects indeed Just this morning I got an email from a head shop Id dropped into on my last trip to San Francisco. I didnt recall leaving my email address,…

Southern Africa cries for help as El Nino and climate change savage maize harvest

Only half of $600 m promised in aid has come Two-year-old Zeka shriekings as a health worker measures the circumference of her arm while another holds her legs and presses her flesh. The nurses agree: Zeka has clear signs of edema, a swelling condition caused by extreme hunger. She will live, but she needs to…

A new New York? Manhattan’s oldest neighborhood goes car-free, kind of …

Cars restricted to 5mph over 60 blocks of Financial District at weekend, as transport department operates Shared Streets event inspired by Bogot and Paris A shadow is cast long upon New York by the ghost of Robert Moses, the titan master builder of 20 th century whose virtually unrivalled power to chart his vision of…

‘Global gag rule’ could have dire impact in Latin american states, activists warn

Reinstatement of policy by Donald Trump could have chilling impact in region that already has high rates of teenage pregnancy and maternal mortality Donald Trumps reversal of abortion-related aid policy will have a chilling impact on Latin american states, say family-planning campaigners in a region that already has some of the worlds highest rates of…

Justin Trudeau deploys the politics of hype. Jeremy Corbyn offers politics of hope | Martin Lukacs

Canadas PM is a counterfeit progressive who champions war-planes, pipelines and privatization – look across the pond for economic and environmental justice Their depiction in the international media couldnt be more different. You know Justin Trudeau from the Buzzfeed photo-spread or the BBC viral video: the feminist Prime Minister of Canada who hugs refugees, pandas,…

Amnesty chief calls Latin America’s abortion laws violence against females

Salil Shetty, Amnesty Internationals secretary general, advises Argentina to reform harsh legislation and says human rights have degenerated across region Latin America’s draconian abortion policies have resulted in the needless deaths of thousands of women, said Amnesty International’s secretary general, Salil Shetty, as he called for a decisive push for legalization of the procedure across…

Russian spy assault: Trump supports UK ‘all the way’

US president agrees Moscow must provide answers over poisoning as May prepares reprisals Donald Trump has given Theresa May his full support for her strategy of tackling Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, saying he is” with the UK all the way “. The US president’s backing came in a phone call…