06 August 2017

All the news for 06 August 2017 [ 150 news items | Now showing page 1 of 8 ]

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The UAE Will Gladly Share Its Pro-tolerance Strategy with the World: Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi

As global cooperation on combating extremism picks up pace, more governments are turning to each other for ideas on how to keep disillusionment and its disconte...   [ continue reading...]

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California Considers Suing Trump Administration Over Immigration Policies

  Gov. Jerry Brown, left, and Attorney General Xavier Beccera, shown here at a crime victims’ rights rally last April at the Capitol in Sacramento,...   [ continue reading...]

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Nutrition Will Suffer as Global Warming Affects Diet

By Tim Radford / Climate News Network By 2050, heat waves, floods and other climate change effects won’t be the only worry.   [ continue reading...]

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U.N. Imposes Sanctions In Hopes of Deterring North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions

By Julia Conley / Common Dreams As U.S. demands an end to nuclear testing by North Korea, Hiroshima’s mayor urges all nations to sign an anti-nuclear trea...   [ continue reading...]

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Tough Trade Talk Fades as Trump and Pence Toe the Koch Line

President Donald Trump (right) is introduced by Vice President Mike Pence at the Manuel Artime Theater in the Little Havana neighborhood on June 16, 2017, in Mi...   [ continue reading...]

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Agony in the agora

Democracy, by nature, is a contest between clashing political desires. That is why the public square matters so muchBy Saul FramptonRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Shedding Legal Light on the Gaza Electricity Crisis

Israel is the main supplier of electricity and fuel to the Gaza Strip, Palestine. When the functioning of vital services such as hospitals and the pumping of c...   [ continue reading...]

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Obituary : H.E. Shri Nirupam Sen

At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom' - Nehru's words at Indian independence. Hence, ‘Midnight'...   [ continue reading...]

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Essay: After neoliberalism, what next?

There are economically-viable, socially-desirable alternatives to the failed neoliberal economic model, writes Jayati Ghosh   [ continue reading...]

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Apple’s China Surrender

“This is very dangerous precedent which can lead to same moves in countries like UAE etc. where government control access to internet.” -Star VPN, T...   [ continue reading...]

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Vietnam Floods Claim 26 Lives, Cause Damage Estimated at $41 Million

Fifteen people were still missing and the search had been hampered by damage to roads from floods and landslides, the disaster agency said in a report. The post...   [ continue reading...]

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Unending UK Brexit Scenarios, Including Chlorinated Chicken From Trumplandia

The UK is famous for its lengthy line of acerbic and sometimes anarchic comedians—Chaplin, the Monty Python crew, Spike Milligan, Tony Hancock, Rowan Atki...   [ continue reading...]

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The ‘mountain or valley’ illusion

Mountain or valley? Concave or convex? Why is it so difficult to tell the difference when you’re viewing a surface from directly overhead? This short anim...   [ continue reading...]

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The New Cold War

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, US President George H. W. Bush and Secretary of State James Baker promised Moscow that Nato would not be moved closer t...   [ continue reading...]

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As White House Ramps Up Attacks on Free Press, NRA Issues Warning to New York Times

Julia Conley, staff writerThe National Rifle Association (NRA) drew attention this weekend after its newest ad went viral. The New York Times was the focus of...   [ continue reading...]

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‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: Seeking Justice in, and for, a Broken System

“The rule of law has been inverted,” argues Hedges, who brings in legal expert and onetime speechwriter to Robert F. Kennedy to break down what&rsqu...   [ continue reading...]

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Interview: Dennis Kucinich On Why Single-Payer is Inevitable

Progressives and Bernie Sanders Supporters are continuing to lead efforts in support of a single payer healthcare system in contrast to Republicans pushing...   [ continue reading...]

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Oliver Stone: ‘Reagan Played Footsy With Saddam Hussein’ (Video)

The film director discusses the Iran-Contra affair and Reagan’s political maneuverings in the Middle East intended to help him beat Jimmy Carter.   [ continue reading...]

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Deforestation and Climate Disruption Are Degrading the Amazon, Endangering Our Survival

The Amazon Rainforest, the most biologically diverse place on Earth, is threatened by deforestation and anthropogenic climate disruption. (Photo: CIAT; Edited:...   [ continue reading...]

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SADC: Recommit to Human Rights Protection

(Johannesburg) –The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should use the opportunity of its 25th anniversary to reaffirm its commitment to improve...   [ continue reading...]

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