03 August 2017

All the news for 03 August 2017 [ 285 news items | Now showing page 1 of 15 ]

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How to take on Trump and win climate justice

Friday, August 4, 2017Long-time South African climate justice activist and author Patrick Bond is professor of political economy at the Wits School of Governanc...   [ continue reading...]

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UN: Myanmar’s Threat to Block Fact-Finding Mission

Expand Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee address...   [ continue reading...]

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ON THE BEACH 2017. THE BECKONING OF NUCLEAR WAR.

In a new essay, John Pilger recognises Nevil Shute's novel, On the Beach - on which a Hollywood film was based - as a forgotten masterpiece,...   [ continue reading...]

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The Future of Greece

In Greece, it’s not quite accurate to talk about the “rise and fall” of the left-wing party Syriza. “Rise and plateau” would...   [ continue reading...]

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Infighting, Legal Questions Slow ALEC Push for Second Constitutional Convention

With Republicans in control of 32 state legislatures, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been actively pushing the idea of a second Constituti...   [ continue reading...]

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Women in Rural Asia Are Transforming Their Lives With Solar Power

By Paul Brown / Climate News Network In remote parts of India and Nepal, female entrepreneurs bring electricity to their villages.   [ continue reading...]

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A rose by any other name: Why the gig economy is just rebranded piece work

Richard McEncroeFriday, August 4, 2017Shakespeare reckoned that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Old bill is right of course, because whether you...   [ continue reading...]

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Austerity in one country: The case of Britain

A decade of failed economic and social policies has left the UK economy in a perilous state. ...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Considers Prolonging Afghan War to Secure $1 Trillion in Untapped Mineral Deposits

On Wednesday, two U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan after a suicide car bomber rammed a NATO-led convoy near a major U.S. base in Kandahar. The attack came a da...   [ continue reading...]

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Arrival of the sumo wrestlers

The bashoiri – the arrival of sumo wrestlers before a tournament – unfolds outside a venue in Tokyo. With the sumo lifestyle still dictated largely...   [ continue reading...]

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North Korea: the art of the deal

Pyongyang is close to its nuclear-weapons goal. Diplomacy – and a sense of history – are now needed....   [ continue reading...]

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Tomgram: Robert Lipsyte, Hail to the Duffer in Chief

While waiting for Trump to jump the tracks, let’s savor the day when his inevitable train wreck first passed through a critical safety switch......   [ continue reading...]

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Populism for Plutocrats

Last week, the Democrats launched their drive toward the midterms by identifying a target even more moribund than themselves: the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign....   [ continue reading...]

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Surviving the Trump Years: Katha Pollitt’s Guide for the Anxious and the Depressed

Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener Plus John Nichols on Medicare-for-All and Rosa Brooks on the generals. The post Surviving the Trump Years: Katha Pollitt’s...   [ continue reading...]

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Power-Serving Pundits Continue McCarthyite Smears Against Women’s March

Performative outrage over violence doesn’t require any coherent discussion of the political context of the violence. On Tuesday, the New York Times...   [ continue reading...]

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Vince Cable, human rights, militias and dodgy deals in the Niger Delta

What does Britain’s role in the export of gunships to a Nigerian warlord tell us about the new Lib Dem leade...   [ continue reading...]

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The UN’s Antonio Guterres: an Agent of the Neocons

The new General Secretary of the UN does nothing to stop the wars that are destroying Libya, Syria, Yemen or those threatening to erupt in Qatar, in Lebanon or...   [ continue reading...]

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Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Episode 94: BJP’s Flip-Flops and State of Healthcare in India

Vinod Dua talks about the ruling BJP government's changing positions on various issues and discusses the need to increase public spending in healthcare. The po...   [ continue reading...]

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The possible devastating outcome of a Kurdish referendum

An attempt to establish a Kurdish state including Kirkuk is likely to result in a truncated and economically devas...   [ continue reading...]

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Bari Weiss and the neoconservative hold on the Democratic Party establishment

In an interview with the conservative National Review, neoconservative Bari Weiss, who works at the New York Times, says that her goal in castigating Palestinia...   [ continue reading...]

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