09 August 2017

All the news for 09 August 2017 [ 225 news items | Now showing page 1 of 12 ]

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Australia: Press Vietnam on Rights

Expand Vu Minh Khanh (C) holds an image of her husband Nguyen Van Dai as Catholics hold ca...   [ continue reading...]

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Yadorigi: a village in portraits

As of 2015, an estimated 93.5 per cent of Japan’s population live in cities, making it one of the most urbanised countries in the world, and the trend tow...   [ continue reading...]

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What If Scientists Were Celebrities? - Issue 51: Limits

Bumping into Millie Dresselhaus in the halls of MIT, where she was an Institute Professor, would invariably earn you a warm smile. It was hard to imagine a more...   [ continue reading...]

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The Two Faces of Kamala Harris

The first seven months of the Trump administration has seen an ever-changing coterie of high-profile Democrats probing the possibility of launching a 2020 run t...   [ continue reading...]

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The US Military's Bloody "Successes": Training Foreign Militaries to Start Coups

Winning! It's the White House watchword when it comes to the U.S. armed forces. "We will give our military the tools you need to prevent war and, if required, t...   [ continue reading...]

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How Information Got Re-Invented - Issue 51: Limits

With his marriage to Norma Levor over, Claude Shannon was a bachelor again, with no attachments, a small Greenwich Village apartment, and a demanding job. His e...   [ continue reading...]

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Partition in Hindi Cinema: Violence, Loss and Remembrance

Although one might expect censorship due to the sensitivity of the issue, Hindi films began referring to Partition almost immediately after the events. The post...   [ continue reading...]

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Thailand: Drop Charges for Critical Facebook Posts

Expand Pravit Rojanaphruk, a veteran journalist, faces sedition and computer crime charges...   [ continue reading...]

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Every US President Makes Unilateral Nuclear Threats. It's an American Tradition

Every US President Makes Unilateral Nuclear Threats. It's an American Tradition Authors Bruce A. Dixon br...   [ continue reading...]

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Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Urges Trump to Privatize Afghan War & Install Viceroy to Run Nation

The White House is considering an unprecedented plan to privatize the war in Afghanistan at the urging of Erik Prince, founder of the now-defunct private mercen...   [ continue reading...]

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Ike’s Dystopian Dream, and How It Came True

  The following article was originally published as a chapter in Mickey Huff, Andy Lee Roth, and Project Censored, Censored 2017: Fortieth Anniversary...   [ continue reading...]

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Mulligan in Afghanistan

Trump applies the rules of his golf game to foreign policy.   [ continue reading...]

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British Government, Businesses to Partner in Overzealous Crowd Control

The guttural, we-must-do-something reaction of a government in the wake of a terrorist attack is almost always bad news for civil liberties. Policies like the P...   [ continue reading...]

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War Crimes: Saudi Arabia Should Pay the Penalty for Catastrophe in Yemen

Click here for reuse options! Yemen is at the brink of cholera and famine driven mass death. One year ago, on A...   [ continue reading...]

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Journalist Allan Nairn on Trump Administration's Revolutionary Dismantling of U.S. Government

As tensions escalate between the United States and North Korea, the U.S. government is particularly ill-equipped to carry out effective diplomacy, thanks to the...   [ continue reading...]

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Swadeshi Flip Flop: New Niti Aayog Chief Makes a Smooth U-Turn on IMF

In 2013, Rajiv Kumar had advocated that a troubled Indian economy should approach the IMF for help. Today he believes that India is better off without foreign a...   [ continue reading...]

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She Dared to Say Pakistan’s Most Popular Politician Harassed Her. Then Came the Abuse.

"I wish someone would throw acid on Gulalai's face". The smear campaign against the female tribal politician has been especially fierce on Twitter.   [ continue reading...]

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After Eight Months of Trump, What's Next for the Resistance?

A lot has happened in the first eight months of resistance to the Trump administration. Obamacare survived an assault in Congress, but Wall Street remains embol...   [ continue reading...]

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"Our Problem Is Life Without Dignity": Syrian Refugees Speak

"Our house was bombed and collapsed on top of us. We spent a year going from place to place inside Syria.... When there was shelling, we'd be about 300 people i...   [ continue reading...]

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Nurses: Paul Krugman Offers 'Shallow Political Advice' When It Comes to Health Care

Only with Medicare for all can we achieve health security. With the explosive growth of the movement for single payer healthcare, it should not be a surpr...   [ continue reading...]

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