13 February 2017

All the news for 13 February 2017 [ 268 news items | Now showing page 1 of 14 ]

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The Trump Administration’s Lies About Voter Fraud Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression

Ari BermanTwenty-one states are now considering new laws to make it harder to vote.   [ continue reading...]

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Brexit and Trump: two sides of the same coin?

The vote for Brexit and for Trump have their similarities but do not represent a lurch to the populist right argue Sean Ledwith and Adam Tomes   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for February 13, 2017

ICE Arrests More Than 600 People Nationwide in Last Week, Amid ICE Raids in NYC, Protest Demands End to "Broken Windows" Policing, Trump Adviser Stephen Miller...   [ continue reading...]

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Salma Siddiqui, the Last of the Bombay Progressive Writers, Passes Away

With her erudite and cosmopolitan Aligarh background, Salma became the perfect foil to her urbane but quiet husband Krishan Chandar The post Salma Siddiqui, the...   [ continue reading...]

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John Oliver on How to Handle Trump Administration Lies (Video)

In a segment titled “Trump vs. Truth,” the “Last Week Tonight” host questions the president’s approach to facts and offers ideas o...   [ continue reading...]

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Rethinking Orwell’s ‘1984’ and Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ in Trump’s America

By Henry A. Giroux / Ragazine For Aldous Huxley, there was hope in a pessimism that had exhausted itself; for George Orwell, optimism had to be tempered by a se...   [ continue reading...]

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Netanyahu, May’s force is with you

Theresa May is up to her neck in the old business of ignoring Israeli crimes, argues Kara Bryan   [ continue reading...]

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Donald Trump Is Turning His Mar-a-Lago Estate Into a National Security Nightmare

President Donald Trump was reportedly alerted to the news of North Korea's missile firing on Saturday, while dining with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at...   [ continue reading...]

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Saru Jayaraman: Trump Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder Does Not Respect Women At All

A recent survey by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United has found a shocking two-thirds of women working at labor secretary nominee Andrew Puzder's restauran...   [ continue reading...]

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How Neighbors Turned Unused Buildings Into a Thriving Community Hub

After years of brewing at home, Evan Sallee and his partners at Fair State Brewing, Minnesota's first consumer-owned beer cooperative, were finally ready to ope...   [ continue reading...]

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What You Can Do: Resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline

There's much to do. And mark your calendar: On March 10, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will lead a mega-march on the nation’s capital.   [ continue reading...]

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Republicans Are Fundraising Off the US's Health Care Misery

To the outside observer, it may look as if the Republican Party can't decide what to do about repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). After voting to repeal th...   [ continue reading...]

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#NotOurLaborSec: Fast Food Workers Protest Puzder at Corporate Offices and Chains Nationwide

Nika Knight, staff writerFor the third time since anti-worker fast food CEO Andy Puzder's nomination for Labor Secretary was announced, fast food workers are fl...   [ continue reading...]

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Blocking Deportation With Your Life: A Conversation With Arizona Activist Maria Castro

Deportation is just a sugar-coated term for the kidnapping of our loved ones by militarized police, says Maria Castro, a community organizer who put her body in...   [ continue reading...]

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Donald Trump Is Selling Access to the ‘Winter White House’ for $200,000

George ZornickSensitive national-security operations are being conducted in plain view of Mar-a-Lago club members and guests.   [ continue reading...]

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Anthropocene Math in the Age of Trump: Humans Are Running Out of Time to Save the Climate

Nika Knight, staff writerAs the Trump administration and Republicans in power in Congress set to work destroying environmental regulations, scientists   [ continue reading...]

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California Residents and Lawmakers Fight Reopening of Aliso Canyon, Site of Huge Natural Gas Blowout

It’s now a waiting game as California regulators decide whether to reopen the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Los Angeles County, the site of...   [ continue reading...]

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Reining in North Korea Needs a Whole New Approach

Sanctions and warnings have failed to stop Pyongyang's belligerence. The post Reining in North Korea Needs a Whole New Approach appeared first on The Wire.   [ continue reading...]

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The Dakota Access Pipeline Doesn't Make Economic Sense

As environmental economists, my colleague Anders Fremstad and I were concerned. We crunched the numbers on the Dakota Access pipeline. The verdict? Annual emiss...   [ continue reading...]

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When the Olives Bled in Jarama Valley

The Spanish Civil War which began in late 1936 between left wing republicans and right wing fascists, had by the start of 1937 become bitterly bloody with an in...   [ continue reading...]

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