08 August 2017

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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"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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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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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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US Pledges To Defend Vietnam as Tension with China Intensifies

Vietnam wins promised support from a US aircraft carrier and greater defence cooperation as tension intensifies with China over the disputed South China Sea. T...   [ continue reading...]

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A Judge in Louisiana Is Letting a Private Company Charge People to Get Out of Jail, Says the ACLU

For some people arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, posting bail is often not enough to get them out of jail. According to a new class action s...   [ 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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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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​Protests in various parts of India against the brutal arrest of Medha Patkar and others on fast since 27th July - Press release from NBA

Today people across the country protested against the high handed action of MP Police of the Dhar and Badwani administration which used excessive force leaving...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Is Not the Problem

Andrew J. Bacevich His election is the consequence of a crisis that’s been brewing for a long time. The post Trump Is Not the Problem appeared first on T...   [ continue reading...]

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Hawkish Democrats Have Some Unsavory New Friends

Katrina vanden Heuvel A new foreign policy initiative is evidence of an emerging unholy alliance in Washington. The post Hawkish Democrats Have Some Unsavory N...   [ continue reading...]

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Venezuela can solve its own problems – the US only cares about oil

The people could reach a democratic and non-violent solution if they were freed from US meddling, argues Boaventura de Sousa Santos   [ continue reading...]

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Has Trump Threatened Nuclear War on North Korea?

As President Trump threatens North Korea "with the fire and the fury like the world has never seen," the need for diplomacy is as urgent as ever, says veteran j...   [ continue reading...]

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