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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Deutsche Bank Remains Trump’s Biggest Conflict of Interest Despite Settlements

by Jesse Eisinger If you measure President Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest by the amount of...   [ continue reading...]

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The Indomitable Teesta Under Attack….Again

# 7 in the series JatiIndia: A Flag of Atrocities Caste, Present and Future For more than a quarter century, journalist/activist Teesta Setalvad has worked tire...   [ continue reading...]

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How to Oppose the Coming Tide of Right-Wing Planned Parenthood Protests

A demonstrator wears a sticker in support of Planned Parenthood at a rally in New York City on February 26, 2011. (Photo: Charlotte Cooper) Opponents of women'...   [ continue reading...]

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Los Angeles City Council Prepares Defenses Against Trump’s Policies

  Los Angeles City Hall. (Kansas Sebastian / CC 2.0) Los Angeles City Council members have been vocal about their opposition to many of the Trump ad...   [ continue reading...]

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Here We Go Again

The South Korea Olympics will kick off one year today. Will they face the same popular resistance as Rio?   [ continue reading...]

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