Buddhist nonprofit spent half a million dollars on leader they knew was accused of sexual assault

Shambhala International budgeted half a million dollars in pay and other compensation for its leader, prominent Buddhist teacher and author Sakyong Mipham, even after multiple women said they told officials at the Buddhist nonprofit that he sexually assaulted them. It allowed him and his family…

Buddhist leader locked his victim in a bathroom to sexually assault her, report claims

Sakyong Mipham, a prominent Buddhist teacher who has appeared on stage with the Dalai Lama and Queen Noor of Jordan, allegedly locked a woman in a bathroom and forcibly groped her during a drunken party in Santiago, Chile, in 2002, according to a report published…

Environmental group fights back after Republicans accuse it of serving ‘foreign interest’

A prominent environmental group informed Republican lawmakers that it has not acted at the direction of any foreign entity in its effort to protect an endangered species on the island of Okinawa in Japan. The group, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), then turned the…

House Republican targets second environmental group for its work overseas

A top congressional Republican is ratcheting up his campaign against prominent U.S. environmental organizations, an effort critics are likening to a return of McCarthyism. So far, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) has singled out two environmental groups well-known for their effective advocacy…

House Republicans investigate NRDC’s work on Chinese clean energy issues

Top Republicans are digging for information about a prominent U.S. environmental organization’s relationship with China to determine whether the group is operating in a way that could be defined as serving as a foreign agent for the Chinese government. The effort by House Natural Resources…

Alex Jones Says The Pope Is A ‘Demon Possessed Piranha’

Last week, the Pope met Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse by a prominent Chilean priest whose homosexuality was used by multiple bishops in an effort to discredit his allegations. But the pontiff told him: “Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not…

Religious leaders arrested in Capitol while demanding restoration of Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Revs. Jesse Jackson, William Barber, and other prominent religious leaders were arrested for demonstrating in the U.S. Capitol on Monday, demanding the restoration of the Voting Rights Act and the end of racial gerrymandering. Dozens of others were also arrested across the…

Following affair with mother-in-law, white supremacist heads to jail

Last year, white supremacist Matthew Heimbach — one of the most prominent faces of the so-called “alt-right” — was riding high, and talking about potentially running for Indiana state legislature. Now, though, Heimbach has different plans in store. With his group and his marriage in…

After multiple fundraising failures, Richard Spencer looks to fellow white supremacists for help

Just when you think prominent white supremacist Richard Spencer has hit rock bottom, something new happens. Just after his nationwide tour imploded, forcing him to cancel early, his lawyer dropped out of Spencer’s white supremacist movement entirely. Just after Spencer was booted from Facebook, his…