08 August 2017

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

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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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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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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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"Authoritarian Nationalism, Not Populism, Is Real Threat To Democracy" by Tjitske Akkerman

Populism is perhaps the most overrated concept today. The presumption that populism is threatening to destabilise democratic regimes in Europe abound in the med...   [ 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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Head of Bombed Minnesota Mosque Denounces Trump for Stoking Hate & Violence Against Somali Community

Governor Mark Dayton has condemned as terrorism Saturday's attack on the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. The explosive device was thrown...   [ 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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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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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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Whiting Out Black Lives Matter

By Dr. Melina Abdullah Mainstream media ignores BLM as Trump uses weapons of mass distraction.   [ continue reading...]

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A Modern-Day Genocide is Unfolding in the Narmada Valley: NAPM

Nearly 40,000 Families are Still Living in Thriving Narmada Villages :: Rehabilitation Sites are in Shambles. Yet the Madhya Pradesh Govt Prepares to Evict or D...   [ 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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'We Are Not the Story, Only Flies on the Wall for Reporting a Story'

'We Are Not the Story, Only Flies on the Wall for Reporting a Story' Pranjal Tue, 08/08/2017 - 19:02 Investigative journalist Josy Joseph talks abo...   [ continue reading...]

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"Why Are Illiberal Democrats Popular?" by Daniel Gros

The rise of “illiberal democracy” in Europe is one of the most baneful trends of our time. These regimes are typically centered on a leader who conc...   [ continue reading...]

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Slouching toward mar-a-lago

Like it or not, the president of the United States embodies America itself. The individual inhabiting the White House has become the preeminent symbol of who we...   [ continue reading...]

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Sometimes giving a person a choice is an act of terrible cruelty

It is not always good to have the opportunity to make a choice. When we must decide to take one action rather than another, we also, ordinarily, become at least...   [ 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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Google Censors Block Access to CounterPunch and Other Progressive Sites

The U.S. government, and the information technology companies which collaborate with it, is moving fully into the camp of governments which relentlessly utilize...   [ continue reading...]

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Chart of the Day: Tax Rates on the Rich and the Rest of Us

Over at Slate, Jordan Weissmann notes that the fabled 90 percent top tax rate on the rich back in the 1950s is a bit of a myth. It’s true, he says, that t...   [ continue reading...]

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