05 August 2017

All the news for 05 August 2017 [ 111 news items | Now showing page 1 of 6 ]

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US Lags Far Behind in Banning the Use of Mercury in Dentistry

United Nations -- The United States is lagging far behind its Western allies -- and perhaps most of the key developing countries -- in refusing to act decisivel...   [ continue reading...]

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Thousands of Bernies? Progressive Groups Aim to Build a Majority From the Bottom Up

A Bernie Sanders rally at Penn State prior to the Pennsylvania primary election, April 19, 2016. (Photo: Paul Weaver / Flickr) It has been about a year since B...   [ continue reading...]

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Eastern Ukraine: “We need new ways of organising”

Amid military conflict and industrial collapse in eastern Ukraine, activists are feeling their way towards new mod...   [ continue reading...]

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I Was There When Medicare Got Passed. Here’s How it Happened.

This story was first published on July 30 by Moyers and Company. Watching the craziness in the Senate this week, as Mitch McConnell and the GOP&r...   [ continue reading...]

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How the Demise of the Trump Administration Could Finally Kill the White House CEO Fantasy

The idea that businessmen are better equipped to run the country is why our nation is poised for catastrophe If you were wondering exactly how Anthony &...   [ continue reading...]

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A Turning Point on the Left? Libertarian Socialist Caucus Debuts at Democratic Socialist Conference

The Democratic Socialists of America, a traditionally progressive socialist organization founded in 1982, has seen its membership increase from roughly 5,0...   [ continue reading...]

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Internet Party of New Zealand Hosts #AntiSpyBill Live Event

The organization is inviting the global public to join a live online event to draft citizen-initiated legislation to counter government spying.   [ continue reading...]

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‘Arepa, The Taco Is With You’ — The Hashtag of Solidarity from Mexico to Venezuela

With a big wave of tweets, hundreds of Mexicans sent messages of solidarity and good wishes to the Venezuelans struggling in the country's current crisis.   [ continue reading...]

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Youths Joining Terrorist Groups in Syria Driven by Economic Factors

By Juan Cole / Informed Comment A U.N. study finds that most young Muslim fighters lack “any basic understanding of the true meaning of Jihad or even the...   [ continue reading...]

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This Simple Philosophical Puzzle Shows How Difficult It Is to Know Something - Facts So Romantic

What is knowledge? Well, thinkers for thousands of years had more or less taken one definition for granted: Knowledge is “justified true belief.” Bu...   [ continue reading...]

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Reflections on the 'Dangerous Delusions of Richard Dawkins'

Click here for reuse options! An AlterNet article stirs up a hornet’s nest of controversy. My article "Th...   [ continue reading...]

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Now they've shafted the young, they try to blame it on the old - Weekly briefing

When it comes to social division, socialists need to keep their eyes on the prize – class, argues Lindsey German     [ continue reading...]

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Thai Journalist and Two Other Critics of Military-Led Government Face Sedition Charges Over Facebook Posts

"I will continue to criticize the illegitimate military regime until they take away my smartphone."   [ continue reading...]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Declares War on Leaks

By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams He said the Justice Department will seek to punish leakers and also news organizations that publish their information.   [ continue reading...]

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Where is the opposition in India?

The BJP’s ideology is reasonably clear, in both its extreme and moderate forms. But the opposition lacks a coherent and consistent platform   [ continue reading...]

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Economist Rajiv Kumar to be Niti Aayog’s New Vice-Chairman

Kumar, a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, will take up the reins from economist Arvind Panagariya, who put in his papers four days ago. The pos...   [ continue reading...]

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All true patriots will welcome the Army tank in JNU

But should we not respect the Air Force and Navy too?   [ continue reading...]

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The Connective Party

The 2007 founding of Die Linke, or the Left Party, in Germany, marked a crack in the social-democratic hegemony that characterizes Germany’s trade unions....   [ continue reading...]

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Maitree Express: The Friendship Train Between India and Bangladesh

"The Kolkata-Khulna (Maitree Express) train has been relaunched 52 years after the Indo Pakistan War 1965. Cheers!"   [ continue reading...]

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South American Trade Bloc Mercosur Suspends Venezuela

Foreign ministers of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil urged Maduro to release prisoners and immediately start a political transition. The post South Amer...   [ continue reading...]

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