17 May 2017

All the news for 17 May 2017 [ 234 news items | Now showing page 1 of 12 ]

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What is the Gaia hypothesis?

EcologyPropounded by British scientist James Lovelock (who is now 97) in the 1970s, the Gaia hypothesis conceives of the earth as a self-regulating system, much...   [ continue reading...]

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Article 142 and the need for judicial restraint

The Supreme Court’s use of its vast powers under the Article has done tremendous good to many deprived sections. However, it is time to institute checks a...   [ continue reading...]

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The 2017 Human Rights Watch Film Festival

(New York) – The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented June 9-18, 2017 with 21 topical and provocative f...   [ continue reading...]

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US: Improve Civilian Protection in Afghanistan

Expand Afghans perform prayers at the funeral for the victims killed by an air strike call...   [ continue reading...]

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Hope For Imagining a World Beyond Corporate Control

The commons is not just a battlefield between corporate predators and those who resist them – it is also a source of hope for those willing to imagine a w...   [ continue reading...]

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From Betsy DeVos to Cops in Schools, Taking on the Education-Industrial Complex

Most "successful" people in the world never graduated, so education clearly must be bigger than that, says Elijah Armstrong, an education or...   [ continue reading...]

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Three Years of Modi Government: Failure of Foreign Policy.

Three Years of Modi Government: Failure of Foreign Policy. Rajesh Wed, 05/17/2017 - 17:44 BJP led government has ailed miserable in its approach at...   [ continue reading...]

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DC and Jerusalem reel over Trump disclosure of ISIS plan to– hush!– put laptop bombs on planes

Leaving aside the question that should strike any reasonable citizen -- Isn't the "secret" Trump gave the Russians a bit obvious? (gee, laptops; who would have...   [ continue reading...]

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10 Reasons Trump Should Not Strengthen U.S.-Saudi Ties

Human rights abuses and funding terrorism, for starters. Donald Trump has selected Saudi Arabia as the destination for his first trip abroad, strengthenin...   [ continue reading...]

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The Progressive Movement Just Scored a Huge Win in Philly’s DA Race

Weeks after Attorney General Jeff Sessions re-declared the war on drugs and threatened to cut federal support to police departments that do not cooperate with t...   [ continue reading...]

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Turkish President's Personal Security Force Beats Up and Bloodies Kurdish Protesters in Washington, D.C.

At least nine demonstrators were hospitalized following the melee. A violent clash between Kurdish protesters and the bodyguards of visiting Turkish pres...   [ continue reading...]

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Collective post-traumatic stress disorder – Jews, apartheid and oppression

The Jewish people have a centuries-long history of trauma, persecution, and exile as both victims and perpetrators. The Zionist project in Israel has further le...   [ continue reading...]

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Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur’ – a Triumph of Modern Spectacle

'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' is an at times thrilling, at times bizarre, viewing experience that blends classic English myth with a gangster aesthetic. Th...   [ continue reading...]

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'A Revolution': Philly DA Candidate Seeking to End Mass Incarceration Wins Race

Nika Knight, staff writerLarry Krasner, the most progressive candidate in Philadelphia's seven-way Democratic primary election for District Attorney, won the ra...   [ continue reading...]

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Beirut Activists Launch Heritage Watch Day to Defend Threatened Historical Sites

The laissez-faire privatization and development frenzy in Lebanon’s capital has destroyed much of the country’s heritage. Activists are determined t...   [ continue reading...]

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If ET Calls, Think Twice About Answering - Issue 48: Chaos

Valencia, Spain, Oct. 6, 2006. After four long days, the 57th International Astronautical Congress draws to a close, and two prominent members of the Search for...   [ continue reading...]

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"Whatever Is Ahead of Me Is Far More Important Than the Past": Chelsea Manning Is Free

Army Private Chelsea Manning. (Image: Alicia Neal)The source for some of the most explosive revelations in a generation walked free from a military prison on We...   [ continue reading...]

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What Would Happen If Donald Trump Were Impeached?

The latest whirlwind of news about Trump, Comey and Russia has again stoked the chorus for impeachment. Here’s how it might happen. Around midday on...   [ continue reading...]

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The valley rebels

‘These are people, for god’s sake!’An olive farmer by trade, Cédric Herrou became an unlikely lightning rod for the debate around immig...   [ continue reading...]

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The Hidden Sexism of How We Think About Risk - Issue 48: Chaos

My eldest son has long been irresistibly drawn to danger. At 6 months old he rolled across the entire expanse of the living room in order to more closely inspec...   [ continue reading...]

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