18 May 2017

All the news for 18 May 2017 [ 276 news items | Now showing page 1 of 14 ]

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Oh No No, You’re Political, We Can’t Do That!

a Black Agenda Radio commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon The nonprofit industrial complex basically owns the US social movement and the spaces in w...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for May 18, 2017

DOJ Names Robert Mueller Special Counsel in Russia Investigation, NYT: Michael Flynn Told Trump Transition Team of Federal Probe, Reuters: Michael Flynn Had 18...   [ continue reading...]

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WannaCry: How Did the US’s Non-Proliferation Failure Become a “Global” Cyber Security Threat?

Though the devastating ransomware attack was a failure on the NSA's part, current UN cyber norms are far too weak to hold any international actor – let al...   [ continue reading...]

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What We’ve Learned So Far About Maternal Mortality From You, Our Readers

by Adriana Gallardo Last Thursday night, I tweeted: “The story we’re dropping tomorrow is t...   [ continue reading...]

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Vote Labour and prepare to fight - Counterfire freesheet May 2017

The general election, French politics and more - Counterfire freesheet edition 018, May 2017   [ continue reading...]

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The Implications of Isolation

Isolation is a common driver of speciation, consider for example the unique fauna found on islands like the Galapagos, and they wondered to what extent these ch...   [ continue reading...]

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There's No Way Republicans Will Truly Confront Trump on His Scandals. It Would Destroy Their Party.

Following the explosive report that President Donald Trump leaned on then-FBI director James Comey to go easy on former national security adviser Michael Flynn...   [ continue reading...]

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California to Investigate Racial Discrimination in Auto Insurance Premiums

by Julia Angwin This story was co-published with Consumer Reports. The California Department of Insuranc...   [ continue reading...]

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Hold Your Applause, Warnings Over the Pitfalls of Special Counsel Investigation

Lauren McCauley, staff writerWhile many welcome the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee the Russia probe as a "first step," observers w...   [ continue reading...]

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'Orwellian' and 'Bizarre': Warren Skewers Mnuchin for Doublespeak on Breaking Up Banks

Lauren McCauley, staff writerCalling his comments and attempted explanations both "bizarre" and "crazy," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) slammed Treasury Secret...   [ continue reading...]

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Will Trump Even Make It Through One Term?

Start Making Sense, Jon WienerHarold Meyerson on the politics of impeachment, D.D. Guttenplan on Democratic hopes in Montana, and Amy Wilentz on Ivanka’s...   [ continue reading...]

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Harvesting the Sun

Jairo describes industrial agriculture as a ‘dishonest agriculture’ robbing us of our health and proposes an alternative productive approach harness...   [ continue reading...]

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"Nations Are Political Constructs" by Colin Crouch

In your book Post-Democracy you laid out your beliefs why the political order of Western countries is in decay. A few years later, with the rise of Mr Trump in...   [ continue reading...]

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California Democrats' Chair Race Pits Grassroots vs. Establishment

This weekend's election for chair of the California Democratic Party, with front-runners Kimberly Ellis, a progressive organizer, and Eric Bauman, a party insid...   [ continue reading...]

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Watch: “Is Higher Education in India Only for Those Who Know English?”

Students of public universities in Delhi explain the difficulties they face in attending lectures and writing exams that are primarily conducted in English. The...   [ continue reading...]

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A people's history of England

countryside.jpg This classic 1938 work by AL Morton lays out th...   [ continue reading...]

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Greek Parliament Approves More Austerity Measures for Debt Relief

These new austerity measures will be adopted in 2019 and 2020 to convince the IMF to participate financially in its latest 86 billion euro bailout. The post Gre...   [ continue reading...]

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Bernie Sanders Supporters Are Suing the DNC for Fraud

In an overlooked class-action case, Bernie Sanders supporters are suing the Democratic National Committee for fraud over revelations party officials sought to h...   [ continue reading...]

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

The regime is pretty much in opposition to all our founding principles.   [ continue reading...]

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Oscar López Rivera Returns Home to Chicago -- and to a Movement

Earlier this year, former President Barack Obama commuted the sentence for Oscar López Rivera, who served 35 years in prison for seditious conspiracy and...   [ continue reading...]

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