04 August 2017

All the news for 04 August 2017 [ 166 news items | Now showing page 1 of 9 ]

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IMF’s Initial Steps on Corruption Issue

The International Monetary Fund is best known for doling out financial advice to governments and supporting programs that it believes will improve the country&r...   [ continue reading...]

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"If I Was President": Chicano Band Las Cafeteras on Pushing an Agenda of Migrant & Food Justice

Los Angeles-based Chicano band Las Cafeteras joins us in studio for an interview and performance. The band has been described by the Los Angeles Times as "a uni...   [ continue reading...]

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Qatar: Residency Reform Doesn’t End Gender Bias

(Beirut) – The Qatari cabinet has reportedly approved a draft law allowing children of Qatari women married to non-Qataris to acquire permanent residence...   [ continue reading...]

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Sikhs in America: A History of Hate

by A.C. Thompson ProPublica Documenting Hate Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment...   [ continue reading...]

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Times of India in Kerala demonises Shias

A one-sided story painting a picture of Shias plotting to take over is a classic example of rumour and conjecture replacing facts.   [ continue reading...]

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EC Bribery Case Accused Alleges Continued Torture Inside Tihar Jail

Sukesh Chandrashekar, an accused in the Election Commission (EC) bribery case, today moved the Delhi High Court alleging that despite an order not to subject hi...   [ continue reading...]

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Resistance at Tule Lake: A Hidden History of Japanese American Incarceration and Defiance

Just over 75 years ago, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, a move that codified racist bigotry and led to the roundup and illegal in...   [ continue reading...]

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Here Are 6 Things You Wouldn’t Know About the Trump Administration Without Leaks

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday announced an aggressive plan to crack down on government leaks and said that the Department of Justice might try t...   [ continue reading...]

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Will Texas’ Immigration Crackdown Spark the Latino Uprising Democrats Have Been Waiting For?

On a Thursday night in May, around a dozen high-school and college-age Latino students were crowded into a small workshop adjoining an East Austin art space, ge...   [ continue reading...]

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Only Stupid People Say Torture Works, and One of Them’s in the White House

Trump's still nominating key figures from America’s torture fiasco to key posts — including new FBI director Christopher Wray.   [ continue reading...]

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E-commerce RCEP Chapter: Have Big Tech’s Demands Fizzled?

Post-Mortem of Asia-Pacific regional IGF Panel Discussing Trade Rules Over the past month, trade officials of the ASEAN group of countries and its six biggest...   [ continue reading...]

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A Year After Olympics, Brazil’s Army Deployed to Quell Rising Violence in Rio

The deployment of 8,500 soldiers to Rio de Janeiro last week and the funeral on Monday for an unborn baby killed in one of numerous shootouts there were not par...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for August 4, 2017

Special Prosecutor in Russia Probe Impanels Criminal Grand Jury, Amid Russia Probe, Senate Moves to Restrict President's Powers, Transcript: Trump Urged Mexican...   [ continue reading...]

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Floods in Assam: A Music Video That Shows How Apathy For The North-East Worsens The Tragedy

Rahul Rajkhowa is a young student in JNU, New Delhi. His music video brings out the horror that people in Assam are going through, and the shocking apathy they...   [ continue reading...]

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US Judge Sets $30,000 Bail for UK Hacker Who Stopped ‘WannaCry’

A US judge in Las Vegas set a $30,000 bail on Friday for a well-known British cyber security researcher accused of advertising and selling malicious code used t...   [ continue reading...]

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‘I will not be bullied, intimidated threatened over my unshakeable support for Palestinian liberation’ — Linda Sarsour

Defenses of Linda Sarsour, the Palestinian-American activist attacked as an anti-Zionist by the New York Times, are popping up everywhere. Bob Bland, co-organiz...   [ continue reading...]

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How Long Will Trump's New Right-Hand Man Last? Place Your Bets

Click here for reuse options! Bringing new meaning to the statement, "We all serve at the pleasure of the presiden...   [ continue reading...]

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We Shouldn't Trust Tech Industry Billionaires to Lead the Way on Immigrants' Rights

Earlier this month, the administration of Donald Trump postponed the enactment of the International Entrepreneur Rule, a program that would grant fore...   [ continue reading...]

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During Genocide, Trump Intervenes for Himself and Friends

In Papua New Guinea, the Trump administration is combining its fondness for extractive industries with its disregard for human rights.   [ continue reading...]

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EU court removes Tamil Tigers from ‘terrorist’ list

A protest in Jaffna in February against the continuing military occupation of Sri Lanka’s north long after the Tamil Tigers were defeated.Chris SleeSaturd...   [ continue reading...]

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