It’s been 70 years since the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Were the nuclear bombings a wartime necessity – or serious war crimes against humanity?
“There is an awakening everywhere, and those 100-plus nights have changed the social fabric of America.” AJ+ went to the Michael Brown mural on North Union Boulevard in St. Louis to ask what’s changed in the year since Brown’s death. I executive produced this anniversary piece later featured on the Young Turks youtube channel.
A massive amount of groundwater is being pulled from California’s Central Valley – so much that several cities in the area have started to sink. Corcoran lost 13 inches in eight months, and other areas lost eight inches in the same time period. This puts a strain on infrastructure, like roads and the foundations of buildings. Is a class war lurking behind the drought?
Barrel bomb attacks kill thousands of people in Syria every year. So why do these attacks get so little attention? The Syrian Network for Human Rights says nearly 14,000 people have been killed in barrel-bomb attacks despite a UN resolution banning the use of the weapon in 2014.
Guns kill 33,000 Americans and injure 80,000 each year. So why can’t we quit guns?
Cuba and the U.S. took the first major step this week toward becoming friends, but it doesn’t mean that there’ll be a McDonalds on Havana street corner just yet.
More than 200 cities don’t cooperate with U.S. Immigration to deport undocumented immigrants. Police say it helps them to fight crime by building trust with immigrants.
President Obama used the word n***** on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast and the U.S. went nuts. But what he actually said about race makes a lot of sense.
This mother and daughter transcend the boundaries of race – and try to bring Charleston together.
A one-minute quick-turnaround edit for Al Jazeera’s AJ+ following the shooting of nine black people by a white man in Charleston, South Carolina. The video, originally published on the AJ+ Facebook and Youtube pages, as well as being picked up by other media, received almost 600,000 views.
Charleston held vigils Thursday night to mourn the nine who were killed by 21-year-old Dylann Roof. The community spoke to AJ+ about how they’re coping in the aftermath of the violence.