Back in June, the New York Senate introduced a sex work decriminalization bill. The bill, still without an eye-catching name, remains in committee. It has been there for several months due to its highly controversial nature. As it stands now, it covers everything from public health to property and domestic violence. If it passes, the bill will need to be water-tight in order to evade the bipartisan firing squad ready to shoot it down every time it comes to a vote. But regardless of its security, it would likely face a flurry of combatants based on so-called principles.
The 2020 election is just around the corner and each candidate wants to grow the government more. Beto O’Rourke wants to take your guns, Trump is continuing endless wars overseas, and even the supposed libertarian Bill Weld wants to re-enter the Paris Climate Accords. Is all hope for preserving our freedoms and liberties gone?
Jacob Wohl, the man in the news lately for “exposing” (falsely) Elizabeth Warren as a BDSM-crazed cougar, has a longer history of equally amusing smear campaigns than most people might realize. Wohl, a far-right activist, commentator, and conspiracy theorist, crafts seemingly constant stories about famous politicians.
A Japanese boat collided with a North Korean fishing vessel northwest of the Noto Peninsula on Monday, at 9:10 AM Japan Standard Time.
According to the Japanese Coast Guard, the collision threw 20 North Korean crew members into the water, whom the Japanese Fisheries Agency was trying to rescue. A Japanese patrol boat is currently investigating the incident.
Over the past five days, Iraqi citizens have taken to the streets in protest. The country’s largest movement of its kind in years, thousands are calling for Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi to resign.
Iraqi security forces have since viciously attacked the protesters, killing dozens and injuring thousands more. Iraq’s High Commission for Human Rights reports that as of Saturday, at least 99 protesters have died as the Iraqi government shoots them with rubber bullets and live ammo alike.