09 May 2017

All the news for 09 May 2017 [ 290 news items | Now showing page 1 of 15 ]

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Moral grandstanding: there’s a lot of it about, all of it bad

We’ve done it. You probably have, too. No matter what we believe about morality or politics, we’ve all used moral talk to project an impressive and...   [ continue reading...]

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What is human capital?

Human capital theory was invented as an ideological weapon in the Cold War. Now it is helping to Uberise the world of workBy Peter FlemingRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Bernie Sanders: Loyal Democrat, Stalwart for Empire

duopolyby Danny Haiphong Bernie Sanders will never break with the Democratic Party and its finance capitalist masters. Progressives have no choice but “to...   [ continue reading...]

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India: A jurist who broke barriers

With Leila Seth passing away, feminism has lost one of its strongest pillars - Tributes and Remembrances / India   [ continue reading...]

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The Higher-Education Crisis Is a Labor Crisis

Michelle ChenA unionization drive at Vanderbilt University shows how austerity in higher education is hurting educators and students.   [ continue reading...]

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Forbidden questions?

Donald Trump's election has elicited impassioned affirmations of a renewed commitment to unvarnished truth-telling from the prestige media. The common theme: yo...   [ continue reading...]

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Major Courtroom Victory Against “Wealth-Based Human Caging”

In a sweeping order, a judge has ruled that the bail system in Harris County, Texas, including the city of Houston, is unconstitutional. Because of the decisio...   [ continue reading...]

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Join a Die-In to Protest Trumpcare

NationActionMany of the constituents whose lives were just sacrificed for a tax cut are ready to greet their representatives.   [ continue reading...]

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Tip of the Day: The Unfair and Imbalanced Culture of Sexual Harassment at Fox News

By Julie Frechette Bill O’Reilly’s abrupt dismissal from Fox News in April serves as a long, hard fought victory for those who have called him out f...   [ continue reading...]

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The US Way of War Is a Budget-Breaker: Never Has a Society Spent More for Less

US Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Matrine, a crew chief with the 159th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, cleans the canopy on an F-15C Eagle aircraft assigned to the...   [ continue reading...]

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Dry Land Distress Drives People to Break Stones in Quarries

A lack of livelihood opportunities is compelling villagers of Vidisha district in Madhya Pradesh to take up jobs in local stone quarries, where unregulated work...   [ continue reading...]

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Free Mothers Day in the Bronx

Juanita Young, whose son was killed by New York City cops, is one of the organizers of a Free Mothers Day event at Hostos College, in The Bronx, this Saturday....   [ continue reading...]

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6 ways corporate lawsuits kill free speech (and how to fight back!)

Free speech is a right. So how can a corporation possibly stop you from speaking out? Using a legal tactic called a SLAPP, corporations like the massive Canadia...   [ continue reading...]

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Hanford’s Nuclear Option

On May 9, the roof of a tunnel that's used to store highly contaminated radioactive waste collapsed at the Hanford nuclear facility in eastern Washington state....   [ continue reading...]

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South Korea’s Oil Trade Under Threat

Even under normal circumstances South Korea’s energy security is not very high in comparison to other countries. An assessment of risks for 25 countries u...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump's Failure to Lead on Climate Doesn't Faze UN Policymakers in Bonn

Kaisa Kosonen, a political advisor on climate action for Greenpeace in Germany is prepping for the mid-year United Nations climate conference in Bonn, running M...   [ continue reading...]

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Meet Jack Preger, the Pavement Doctor Who Serves Kolkata’s Poorest

The first living Westerner to be named the 'Philanthropist of the Year' by the Asian Awards has been living and working in Kolkata for decades – silently...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump's Remark on Andrew Jackson Was a Dog Whistle for White Nationalists

Trump's glowing comments about Andrew Jackson -- a slavery-supporting perpetrator of genocide -- reveal how deeply he is embedded in the narratives and culture...   [ continue reading...]

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The Baltimore Orioles’ John Angelos on Standing Up to Racism In Sports

Dave ZirinThe Orioles COO explains how sports can help fight racism in our society, and why it’s important to speak out against hate.   [ continue reading...]

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War, Militarism and No Mainstream Opposition: Different Administration, Same Story

U.S. Militarismby BAR editor and columnist Ajamu Baraka If asked, most Americans will say they want peace. But they consistently vote for the two parties of war...   [ continue reading...]

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