Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon said on CNN’s “New Day” Friday that the Trump administration’s border policy is designed to “traumatize” children. Merkley said the government should be using a family management program to analyze each migrant on a case-by-case basis instead of sending them to prison. “The otherRead More →

There never was any “collusion with Russia”, but the Mueller investigation opened the door for investigators to keep turning over rocks, and it was inevitable that they were eventually going to find something.  In America today, we are governed by literally millions of laws, rules and regulations, and nobody hasRead More →

[embedded content] Is it appropriate for a pastor to buy a $200,000 Lamborghini for his wife?  When news came out that Greenville pastor John Gray had given his wife a Lamborghini sports utility vehicle for their eighth anniversary, there was an explosion of outrage.  In response, Gray posted a videoRead More →

Africa, Civil Society, Climate Change, Conferences, Development & Aid, Editors’ Choice, Environment, Featured, Headlines, Regional Categories, Sustainability, TerraViva United Nations Climate Change Kenyan cameraman John Ngaruiya (right) and reporter Zeynab Wandati (centre) interview Mohammed Adow (left) of Christian Aid. There were less than 30 African reporters present at COP24. Credit:Read More →

Biodiversity, Climate Change, Editors’ Choice, Environment, Featured, Headlines Biodiversity Concerned over the rate of biodiversity loss, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is calling for a new deal for nature and people. South Africa’s white rhinoceros recovered from near-extinction thanks to intense conservation efforts. Credit: Kanya D’Almeida/IPS UNITED NATIONS, Dec 14Read More →

Aid, Climate Change, Conferences, Development & Aid, Editors’ Choice, Environment, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Food Sustainability, Global, Global Governance, Headlines, Humanitarian Emergencies, Regional Categories, TerraViva United Nations Opinion Gernot Laganda, Chief of the Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes at the World Food Programme says that because of climate changeRead More →

Aid, Climate Change, Conferences, Editors’ Choice, Environment, Featured, Global, Green Economy, Headlines, Regional Categories, Sustainability, TerraViva United Nations Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) side event at COP24 that discussed transparency and NDC implementation. Credit: Sohara Mehroze Shachi/IPS It is close to curtain call forRead More →

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill Thursday afternoon condemning Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The legislation, which was brought forward by Kentucky Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker, states that the Senate “believes Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the murderRead More →

Active Citizens, Civil Society, Conferences, Editors’ Choice, Featured, Global, Global Governance, Headlines, Human Rights, Migration & Refugees, Regional Categories, TerraViva United Nations Migration & Refugees A few hours after the adoption of the United Nation’s Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Marrakech, a consortium of Moroccan humanRead More →

The middle class has been steadily shrinking, but most Americans still believe that they are a part of it.  Perhaps this is due at least in part to the egalitarian values which have been pounded into our heads for most of our lives.  Very few Americans would have the gallRead More →