04 August 2017

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

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Will Altering the 13th Amendment Bring Liberation to the Incarcerated 2.3 Million?

Though precise figures are difficult to find, likely about half of the 1.3 million incarcerated workers do labor that maintains prison institutions themselves....   [ 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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"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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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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Careful Look at India’s Foreign Investment Inflows Reveals a Thin Spread

A more important issue for the Indian growth story is that FDI cannot entirely meet the country's capital needs and that it needs to rustle up its own capital....   [ 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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Voting for Vice-Presidential Poll Begins

Former Union minister and National Democratic Alliance candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu is pitted against opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi. The post Voting f...   [ 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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The VHP’s Efforts to Hinduise Democracy

An excerpt from Manjari Katju's 'Hinduising Democracy: The Vishva Hindu Parishad in Contemporary India'. The post The VHP’s Efforts to Hinduise Democracy...   [ continue reading...]

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Facebook Offers Tool to Combat Fake News in Kenyan Elections

Facebook rolled out a tool this week to help Kenyan users spot fake news ahead of a hotly-contested presidential election that has seen supporters of rival cand...   [ continue reading...]

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How Can Treatments to Extend Lifespans Be Made Available to Everyone?

One of the strongest objections to using technology to slow ageing is that it would worsen existing inequalities in lifespans along the lines of existing wealth...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Base of Support Is Collapsing

John Nichols The president never had a proper mandate, but the resistance is no longer a voice of opposition. It now speaks for the great A...   [ 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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Trump Approval Holding Steady In the One Place That Matters

Vox has a new survey out that bodes poorly for Democrats in next year’s midterm elections. It turns out that Donald Trump’s approval rating is down...   [ continue reading...]

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More Than Motown

Stuart Klawans Kathryn Bigelow’s instinct for the visceral overflows her chosen subject, making a mess of the themes in her new film Detroit. T...   [ continue reading...]

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Bhilare Guruji, the Man Who Saved Gandhi from One of the Many Attempts on His Life

Bhilare Guruji, who passed away on July 19 at the age of 98, will be remembered for generations for saving Mahatma Gandhi's life in 1944. The post Bhilare Guruj...   [ continue reading...]

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Maharashtra Housing Minister Faces New Allegations of ‘Impropriety’

Maharashtra Housing Minister Prakash Mehta faced a fresh allegation, of incorporating the names of his family members as the beneficiaries of a slum redevelopme...   [ continue reading...]

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Portland Pledges To Defend Ban on Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Projects

City Council votes to appeal overturn of their historic ban of all new fossil fuel infrastructure projects. Nick Caleb, Staff Attorney at the Center for Sustain...   [ continue reading...]

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DOJ 'Bullying' Cities Into Complying With Anti-Immigration Efforts

Julia Conley, staff writerThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is accusing the Justice Department of using harsh and the"bullying tactics" to force cities...   [ 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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