18 May 2017

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

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In the Saudis’ Den of Extremism, Trump Trades Advanced Weapons for a $200 Billion Investment in Rust Belt Swing States

Trump’s public relations bonanza will feature a speech on Islam composed by his most Islamophobic aide. President Donald Trump’s nine-day-lo...   [ continue reading...]

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Britain would have been safer with Corbyn in charge

Jeremy Corbyn consistently voted against wars of choice that Britain could have refrained from taking part in, now...   [ 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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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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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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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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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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Whatever happened to peace? Arms, oil and war by proxy

We're living in a new era of proxy warfare, where multiple powers fund local proxies with disastrous consequences....   [ 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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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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In the Saudis’ Den of Extremism, Trump Trades Advanced Weapons for a $200 Billion Re-Election Fund

Trump’s public relations bonanza will feature a speech on Islam composed by his most Islamophobic aide. President Donald Trump’s nine-day-lo...   [ 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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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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"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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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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Could Narrow Scope of New Special Counsel Miss Wider Corruption in Trump White House?

It has been another extraordinary 24 hours in the nation's capital. In the biggest news of the day, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI...   [ continue reading...]

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War Profiteering Ain’t Physics

Albert Einstein spent the last two decades of his life in a frustrating quest to bring together all the forces of nature into a single set of equations: a &ldqu...   [ continue reading...]

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"Clean This Place, Don't Displace": Activists Battle for Environmental Justice in Washington, DC

April 25, 2016, protest of soccer stadium groundbreaking residents from Syphax Gardens, Q St. Corridor and Greenleaf. (Photo: Kari Fulton) Following the People...   [ continue reading...]

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The Secret Sharer

Donald Trump is the sharer of secrets, most compulsively, and fatally, his own. Trump puts the implausible into deniability. The president, who suffers from an...   [ continue reading...]

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50 Terrible Ideas That Could Become Law If Trump Is Impeached and Pence Becomes President

The Republican Party platform lays out an agenda that could sail through Congress. As many Americans ponder the prospect of Donald Trump being removed fro...   [ continue reading...]

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