Bob Geldof blasts Zac Goldsmith as failure in supportive rant for Lib Dems

Musician Bob Geldof pledged his support for the Liberal Democrat candidate Sarah Olney in the Richmond Park by-election contest, after branding his friend Zac Goldsmith a political failure. In a video posted online the firebrand rockstar and philanthropist called on people to support the Lib Dems as part of the fight back against the government. 10 days ago

Protesters rally, get arrested on Fight for 15 national day of disruption

The minimum wage advocacy group known as the Fight for 15—as in a $15 minimum wage—called for a “national day of disruption” in 340 cities across 29 states and the District of Columbia on Tuesday, 29 November, in which home care, childcare, fast food and airport workers simply stopped working. Protesters rallied in the streets of New York City. Some got arrested, mainly for disorderly conduct.  10 days ago

Tennessee wildfire threaten Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Thousands of people in Tennessee living next to the Great Smoky Mountains were being evacuated after unexpected and vicious wildfires spread over the weekend and engulfed nearby forests. The flames arrived Tuesday at the popular resort town of Gatlinburg where as many as 100 houses were burned, drawing in the help of National Guard troops and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses. 10 days ago