Civil unrest: How a blockchain-based journalism startup bumbled its launch

Enlarge / Civil CEO Matthew Iles, as seen in this promo video. (credit: Freethink / YouTube) In March 2018, Matthew Iles—the head of Civil, an ambitious blockchain-for-journalism startup—stood in a tiny New York conference room with a few colleagues seated around him. Wearing a peach-colored sweater, Iles looked up at a mounted camera to speak […]

Chancellor Hammond labels Rees-Mogg, Boris & co ‘extremists’ as Tory civil war gets ugly

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has enraged Brexiteers by labelling Jacob Rees-Mogg and Boris Johnson, among others, as “extremists,” for their pursuit of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. Hammond, who made the antagonistic remarks in an interview with Sky News shortly before May faced a vote of confidence in her leadership by Tory MPs, received […]

‘She was murdered!’ Ukrainian civil activist doused with acid by suspected ‘war veterans’ dies

Ukrainian activist Katerina Gandzyuk has died at a Kiev hospital, where she had been treated after surviving an acid attack this summer. A group of far-right veterans of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine are suspected of the attack. The exact causes of her death have not been established, yet Ukrainian law enforcement has already re-qualified […]

Sons born to US Civil War POWs were more likely to die young

Enlarge / Crowded conditions at the Andersonville POW camp. (credit: US National Archives) “It is hard on our men held in Southern prisons not to exchange them, but it is humanity to those left in the ranks to fight our battles.” – General Ulysses S. Grant, August 18, 1864. General Grant did not halt the […]

Really, Hillary? Clinton says Democrats ‘can’t be civil’ until they win

Republicans only respect strength and Democrats can only afford civility if they win in the upcoming midterms, Hillary Clinton has argued against the backdrop of increasingly violent US politics. “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” the former presidential candidate told CNN’s […]

Russian footballers facing charges over cafe attack on civil servant (VIDEO)

Russian footballers Aleksandr Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev are facing criminal charges over an alleged attack on a civil servant in a Moscow cafe and are also being investigated over claims of a separate assault on a driver. The Russian Interior Ministry confirmed it is investigating the incident in which the pair are said to have […]

It’s over! Aussie football civil war ends as big changes pass

GOVERNANCE reform is coming to Football Federation Australia, with pro-reform forces set to claim victory at the end of a two-year struggle for power of the sport. The game’s state federations and sole A-League representative on the FFA Congress voted 8-2 to accept constitutional change at a meeting in Sydney on Tuesday. The move will […]

Court slaps Navalny with another 20 days of civil detention, bringing criminal prosecution closer

Alexey Navalny has been sentenced to 20 days of administrative arrest for organizing violent protests that caused damage to police property. One more civil sentence will result in the activist facing a criminal prosecution. The sentence was passed by the Simonovsky court on Monday evening. The judge pronounced Navalny guilty of organizing illegal protests that […]

Avengers Infinity War DEATHS were revealed in Captain America Civil War? THIS scene proof?

The Marvel epic saw some huge superhero deaths when Thanos snapped his fingers. But were they subtly revealed two years previously in Captain America: Civil War? One Tumblr user has spotted that the Sokovia Accords scene at the Avengers HQ had all the survivors on one side of the table and those who died on […]