12 February 2017

All the news for 12 February 2017 [ 156 news items | Now showing page 1 of 8 ]

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Noam Chomsky’s 'Responsibility of Intellectuals' After 50 Years: It’s an Even Heavier Responsibility Now

Click here for reuse options! Written amid rising opposition to the Vietnam War, Chomsky's greatest essay has added...   [ continue reading...]

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Solar power breaks a price barrier

In another barrier-breaking development, the auctioned price of solar photovoltaic (SPV) power per kilowatt hour has dropped below ₹3 to ₹2.97 in Ma...   [ continue reading...]

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US-North Korean Relations in a Time of Change

The months ahead may reveal the direction that U.S.-North Korean relations will take under the Trump administration. After eight years of ‘strategic patie...   [ continue reading...]

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India’s Place in an Uncertain Trump Presidency

While Indo-US relations will likely remain the same, an indirect in terms of trade, climate change and security should be watched for. The post India’s Pl...   [ continue reading...]

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This Day Last Year, JNU Stood Strong Against the Authoritarian Assault on Democracy

This day, one year ago, the President of the JNU Students Union was arrested on the basis of blatantly false accusations, and sedition charges were slapped on h...   [ continue reading...]

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‘On Contact’: Matt Taibbi on How an ‘Insane Clown President’ Played America’s Political System

Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi have a pretty good idea—and in this clip, a compelling dialogue—about how Donald Trump made U.S. politics work for him.   [ continue reading...]

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Does the Australian LNG export experience foreshadow soaring U.S. natural gas prices?

A foolish energy policy gives away Australian energy resources at bargain prices to foreign countries, according to critics. It makes domestic industries relia...   [ continue reading...]

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India Should Reconsider Its Stand on Investment at the WTO

Rejecting an investment agreement at the WTO is not the best strategy. It would be better to make sure the agreement addresses India's concerns. The post India...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Dragon on Our Doorstep’ – Why Politics and Military Should Go Hand-in-Hand

At the root of India’s problems, the authors of 'Dragon on Our Doorstep' write, is the erroneous belief that a large and well equipped military alone can...   [ continue reading...]

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Bangladesh: Disquiet over draft Citizenship Bill 2016 | Commentary and Review

For people who were born abroad to Bangladeshi parents, for people who have a parent who isn't Bangladeshi, things are about to change, and given the way our na...   [ continue reading...]

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How U.S. States and Cities Can Take on Climate Change in Spite of Trump's Denialism

Daphne Wysham warns that a carbon tax plan proposed by Republican elder statesmen would roll back critically important environmental regulations   [ continue reading...]

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Trump May Have Approved the Dakota Access Pipeline, but the Fight Is Far From Over

By Josh Fox / AlterNet Chase Iron Eyes, a leading Standing Rock water protector, describes the next steps in the battle.   [ continue reading...]

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We’ve Been Here Before:  America’s Disappeared and the Targeting of Muslim Immigrants

Just as Argentina’s desaparecidos evidenced bodies forever lost in unknown locations, left at the bottom of Río de la Plata where people were throw...   [ continue reading...]

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Melissa McCarthy Skewers Sean Spicer Again on ‘Saturday Night Live’

The comedian, whose first impersonation of the White House press secretary went viral, zeroes in on President Trump’s travel ban and the Ivanka Trump-Nord...   [ continue reading...]

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Scotland marches against Trump

Thousands braved the cold and rain in Edinburgh on Saturday 11 February to march against Donald Trump, reports Vladimir Unkovski-Korica   [ continue reading...]

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When the U.S. Feared a Real ‘Bowling Green Massacre’—Planned by a White Supremacist

By A.C. Thompson / ProPublica The feds found assault rifles, body armor and a possible kill list when they arrested an Ohio man said to be bent on “race w...   [ continue reading...]

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Infinite in All Directions: A Scientist’s Horoscope, Digital Philosophy, the Best Expletive

Infinite in All Directions is The Wire‘s science newsletter. Subscribe and receive a digest of the most interesting science news and analysis from around...   [ continue reading...]

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Watch: Mukul Kesavan and Srinath Raghavan Discuss Nationalism

A free-flowing conversation on the peculiarities of Indian nationalism, its changing forms and more. The post Watch: Mukul Kesavan and Srinath Raghavan Discuss...   [ continue reading...]

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Building the Power to Bargain

The workplace is a vital political battlefield. The current climate presents a historic opportunity for labor and people with working class politics to lead.   [ continue reading...]

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I've seen the forest fires HSBC is helping to fund

The elderly gentleman approached me as our morning protest yesterday unfolded in front of HSBC’s Indonesian head office in Jakarta’s World Trade Cen...   [ continue reading...]

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