09 February 2017

All the news for 09 February 2017 [ 258 news items | Now showing page 1 of 13 ]

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Trump Administration May Shut Down EPA's Enforcement Arm

Nika Knight, staff writerThe Trump administration is considering eradicating the enforcement arm of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reported Inside E...   [ continue reading...]

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Through the Looking Glass: How Can We Recognize Our Friends in the Mixed-Up World of Donald Trump?

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, in a photo taken on February 10, 2011. (Photo: Gage Skidmore) You know you're living in a looking-glass world when former Vi...   [ continue reading...]

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TPP is not dead: It’s now called the Trade In Services Agreement

One can hear the cry ringing through the boardrooms of capital: “Free trade is dead! Long live free trade!” Think the ideas behind the Trans-Pacific...   [ continue reading...]

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Which Foreign Group Will the Trump Administration Designate as a Terrorist Organization Next?

The White House is considering officially designating more groups as foreign terrorist organizations, including the Muslim Brotherhood—one of the Middle E...   [ continue reading...]

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The First Amendment May Not Protect Us: Trump's FCC Intensifies Attack on Press

(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout) Trump's decision to appoint Ajit Pai to head the FCC is the latest troubling stage of his war on the media and total disregar...   [ continue reading...]

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With Executive Order on Policing, Trump Declares Racialized War on Dissent

President Trump's recent executive order on policing can be read as an official authorization from one white supremacist (Steve Bannon) to another (Jeff Session...   [ continue reading...]

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Letter from Alleged 9/11 Mastermind Shows Our Own Foreign Policy Makes America Unsafe

This article was first posted by Jacobin. What makes America unsafe? Is it a welcoming attitude towards ordinary law-abiding Muslims and other disparate people...   [ continue reading...]

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Six Weeks After Exchanging N-Lists, Pakistan and India Trade Barbs Over ‘Secret’ Nuclear City

India decries 'baseless allegations', while Pakistan says the Indian side is upsetting the strategic balance in the region The post Six Weeks After Exchanging N...   [ continue reading...]

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Human Slaughterhouse: Amnesty International Says Up to 13,000 Hanged at Syrian Prison

Amnesty International has released a shocking report claiming as many as 13,000 people—mostly civilians—have been hanged in a Syrian government mili...   [ continue reading...]

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Syrian Refugee Crisis Linked to Rampant Torture, Disappearances & Arrests of Civilian Population

Amnesty International's report on prison hangings at Saydnaya prison was published less than two weeks after President Trump signed an executive order banning r...   [ continue reading...]

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Clinic Violence Increased Following Planned Parenthood Smear Campaign

Deirdre Fulton, staff writerAhead of anti-choice protests set to take place Saturday at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country, the Feminist Majority Fou...   [ continue reading...]

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Iceland worries about tourist boom

Iceland is surfing a tourist boom. From 440,000 tourists in 2008, numbers started surging in 2011, and reached 1.3 million in 2015, and 1.8 ...   [ continue reading...]

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Nevertheless, We Persist!

Progressives take the fight to the right: Elizabeth Warren is off the Senate floor but all over social media, Bernie Sanders takes on Ted Cruz over healthcare,...   [ continue reading...]

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Inside the Mind of the CIA

Click here for reuse options! Six revelatory search terms to plug into the Agency’s new online database....   [ continue reading...]

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Roaming Charges: Big Boss Man

Trump's unbridled bellicosity is testimony to his psychological frailty and an enervating personal insecurity. The bigger the bully, the weaker his own sense of...   [ continue reading...]

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Experts: Top Aide 'Plain and Simple' Broke Ethics Law by Promoting Trump Brand

Lauren McCauley, staff writerUpdated 5pm EDT: The Office of Government Ethics was apparently swarmed with calls and emails from outraged citizens on Thursday af...   [ continue reading...]

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10 Reasons Why Elliott Abrams Would Make a Dreadful Deputy Secretary of State

Click here for reuse options! A neocon hawk who pleaded guilty to involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal. D...   [ continue reading...]

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Modi Shouldn’t Have Rushed Deal With Ailing French Company and Its Problem Reactor

Once hailed as the harbinger of a nuclear renaissance, the EPR is fast becoming one of the world’s most criticised and by far the most expensive nuclear w...   [ continue reading...]

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"The Long Affair Between The Working Class And The Intellectual Cultural Left Is Over" by Bo Rothstein

Sometimes love comes to an end. The glow fades, the couple has grown “apart” or suffered what used to be called “irreconcilable differences&rd...   [ continue reading...]

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The Roots of Terrorism

US atrocities at home and abroad foster support for terrorist groups.   [ continue reading...]

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