08 August 2017

All the news for 08 August 2017 [ 233 news items | Now showing page 1 of 12 ]

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Despite Moving Across the Country, Irom Sharmila Hasn’t Escaped Opposition to Her Marriage

Irom Sharmila and Desmond Coutinho plan to marry in Kodaikanal. But many in the area oppose the marriage, seeing the two as a “threat to peace and stabili...   [ continue reading...]

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Is the Trump Presidency the Very Definition of Madness?

The upheaval provoked by the election of Trump has no precedent in U.S. history. Like it or not, the president of the United States embodies America its...   [ continue reading...]

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The GOP Wrecking Machine Takes Aim at the Debt Ceiling, Again

Rep. Tom Cole (right) presides over a hearing on the rules that will dictate debate on the American Health Care Act at the US Capitol March 24, 2017, in Washing...   [ continue reading...]

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Google Scrambles to Avoid PR Crisis After Employee Memo Goes Viral

  Part of Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (Niharb / CC 2.0) The internet is an uproar after a controversial memo sent out by fo...   [ continue reading...]

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New York's Fracking Ban Was Supposed to Set a Precedent -- but Gov. Cuomo Is Going Back on His Word

Anti-fracking protesters gather outside of the auditorium before New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on January 8, 2014, in A...   [ continue reading...]

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Diverse, Radical and Ready to Resist: Meet the First in the New Wave of Local Progressive Officials

AUSTIN, TEXAS—When San Francisco supervisor John Avalos helped form Local Progress, a national network of progressive elected officials, he was dismayed b...   [ continue reading...]

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USDA Discourages Staff From Using the Term ‘Climate Change’

  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Conservationist Garrett Duyck, left, examines a soil sample on...   [ continue reading...]

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Unpredictable and Brutal ICE Raids Are Allowing Trump to Rule by Fear

The President's latest cabinet shuffle may seem chaotic, but even if executive agencies are paralyzed, immigration authorities' ruthless assaults on communities...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’, Episode 96: Chandigarh Stalking Case and Erasure of Mughal History

Vinod Dua discusses the stalking and alleged abduction of a woman in Chandigarh and the Maharashtra education board's attempt to erase Mughals from school histo...   [ continue reading...]

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The Athletes, the Street Artists, the Troublemakers and the Ones Who Say “No”

“It was a national model for what youth organizing and community development should be,” Mathilda de Dios recalls of the Southwest Youth Collaborati...   [ continue reading...]

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DON'T TRY TO BREAK US–WE'LL EXPLODE : The 2017 G20 and the Battle of Hamburg: A Full Account and Analysis

We’ve synthesized the reports from the G20 protests in Hamburg to produce a complete chronology and analysis—an epic story of state violence and popular resista...   [ continue reading...]

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Women Are at the Heart of Development in Pakistan

Those looking at Pakistan from the outside often miss stories about change-makers who do their country proud.   [ continue reading...]

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Oliver Stone Questions Why Congress Voted to Sanction Russia (Video)

Speaking after a House vote to punish Russia for allegedly meddling in the 2016 election, the film director calls the news “depressing.”   [ continue reading...]

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Yemen: Artillery Attacks Kill Civilians in Taizz

(Beirut) – Houthi-Saleh forces have repeatedly fired artillery indiscriminately into populated neighborhoods of Taizz, Yemen’s third largest city, i...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Vacation Offers Us a Short Break in a Continuing Nightmare

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org With the president off at one of his golf resorts, the rest of us have time to turn on the light and ponder where we are.   [ continue reading...]

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Why Most Arab Rulers Detest Free Speech

Arab rulers across the Middle East detest free speech. The demand that Al- Jazeera close its operations is no surprise. Al-Jazeera (which means the island) offe...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Threatens North Korea with ‘Fire and Fury’; North Korea Responds by Threatening Guam

By Julia Conley / Common Dreams Several news outlets, citing internal U.S. intelligence assessments, report that Kim Jong-un’s regime has successfully mad...   [ continue reading...]

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Graduate Students on These 7 Campuses Are Fighting for Their Labor Rights

Brandon Jordan Classes may be over, but the class struggle sure isn’t. The post Graduate Students on These 7 Campuses Are Fighting for Their Labor Rights...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Proves He's as Dangerous as Kim Jong-un with Threat to Unleash 'Fire and Fury' on North Korea

Will the Pentagon obey its commander-in-chief if he launches a war of choice? President Trump threatened to unleash overwhelming military force on North K...   [ continue reading...]

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After Israel tries to ban Al Jazeera, critics say the country is ‘taking its cues from Arab dictators’

On Sunday Israel's minister of communication Ayoub Kara said he is banning Al Jazeera from broadcast, shutting its Jerusalem bureau, and revoking press credenti...   [ continue reading...]

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