16 May 2017

All the news for 16 May 2017 [ 254 news items | Now showing page 1 of 13 ]

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What know-it-alls don’t know, or the illusion of competence

One day in 1995, a large, heavy middle-aged man robbed two Pittsburgh banks in broad daylight. He didn’t wear a mask or any sort of disguise. And he smile...   [ continue reading...]

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Sands of time

The North Sea is rich in signs of what made the modern world. It's also a monument to what awaits us in the AnthropoceneBy David FarrierRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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To Become a Better Investor, Think Like Darwin - Facts So Romantic

“It’s not surprising that the fight-or-flight response is not going to be the most helpful way to deal with a financial crash in the same way that i...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for May 16, 2017

WashPost: Trump Shared Classified Intelligence to Russian Foreign Minister, Airwars: Up to 100 Civilians Reported Killed by U.S.-Led Airstrikes in Iraq, Reports...   [ continue reading...]

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"I Have My Subpoena Pen Ready": Congress Reacts to News Trump May Have Asked FBI to Stop Flynn Probe

On Tuesday evening, the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump asked former FBI director James Comey during a February meeting to end the federal...   [ continue reading...]

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Karen Spellman and the SNCC Legacy Project –Black Power Chronicle

Black Powerby BAR Editor and Columnist, Dr. Marsha Adebayo When did the “Civil Rights Movement” morph into the “Black Power Era” -- or i...   [ continue reading...]

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What's In the Transcript? There's a Way to Find Out What Trump Told Russia

Deirdre Fulton, staff writerAmong the revelations in Monday evening's bombshell Washington Post report on President Donald Trump disclosing classified informati...   [ continue reading...]

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It’s time to shut down Yarl’s Wood detention centre

Hundreds of people surrounded the fences this weekend. Hera Lorandos spoke to women who have suffered inside.   [ continue reading...]

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The US Will Never Win the War in Afghanistan

Katrina vanden HeuvelThe military has no strategy for victory, merely a plan to avoid defeat.   [ continue reading...]

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Forty-Five Blows Against Democracy: How US Military Bases Back Dictators, Autocrats and Military Regimes

Service members from countries participating in Cobra Gold 2010 salute during the exercise's opening ceremony at Utapao Naval Air Base in Thailand February 1, 2...   [ continue reading...]

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The Trump Leaks: Does Anything Matter?

Democracy matters. Truth matters. And the attacks on democratic norms and institutions by this President, while they are coming at an exhausting pace that foste...   [ continue reading...]

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Black Agenda Radio for Week of May 15, 2017

UNAC and Black Alliance for Peace Blast U.S. Subversion of Venezuela The newly founded Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) and the United National Anti-War Coalition...   [ continue reading...]

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Nikki Haley Vows to ‘Call out’ Countries Backing North Korea

"Countries must decide whether they support North Korea or oppose to its nuclear and missile programmes." The post Nikki Haley Vows to ‘Call out’ C...   [ continue reading...]

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Peace Activists Confront Amy Goodman on Biased Syria Coverage

War Against Syriaby Ann Garrison Amy Goodman, the producer and host of Democracy Now!, has long angered much of her progressive audience with her biased coverag...   [ continue reading...]

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The Workers Who Answer Your Customer-Service Calls

Michelle ChenThe worsening conditions at offshore call centers has become a central part of AT&T workers’ fight for workplace justice.   [ continue reading...]

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Another Trump Bombshell Hits: New York Times Reports He Asked FBI Chief to Drop Flynn Investigation

President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop the FBI's investigation of former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn, according to a bom...   [ continue reading...]

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India’s Premier Science Bodies Moot National Programme to Study Concoctions of Cow Excreta

One official believes that these pseudoscientific initiatives are only filling a void left behind by the "all-round incompetence" of the Indian scientific commu...   [ continue reading...]

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The Home of Free Speech™: A Critical Perspective on UC Berkeley's Coalition With the Far-Right

A closer analysis reveals that Berkeley's Free Speech Movement was just a largely white, male, middle-class movement that co-opted civil rights tactics to build...   [ continue reading...]

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Fox Host Claims She's in Talks to Replace Sean Spicer

Is Sean Spicer a dead man walking? Nearly a week after he survived one of the most tumultuous episodes of the young Trump administration, it appears as though...   [ continue reading...]

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Following Advice, Potential FBI Chiefs Steer Clear of Job Under Donald Trump

Top candidates for the recently vacated FBI chief position are uncertain about job security and ethical practices under a Trump administration. The post Followi...   [ continue reading...]

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