10 August 2017

All the news for 10 August 2017 [ 254 news items | Now showing page 1 of 13 ]

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Andrew Bacevich: Trump's Handling of N. Korea, His First National Security Crisis, is Very Troubling

On Tuesday, President Trump shocked the world by hinting the U.S. could carry out a nuclear strike on North Korea. Hours after he spoke, North Korea threatened...   [ continue reading...]

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Generals and Cops Trained by the Pentagon Are Staging Coups All Over the World

This article first appeared on Tom Dispatch. Winning! It’s the White House watchword when it comes to the U.S. armed forces. “We will give our mili...   [ continue reading...]

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Former DOJ Civil Rights Head: Jeff Sessions Is Implementing an Anti-Civil Rights Agenda

It's been six months since Attorney General Jeff Sessions was sworn in as head of the Department of Justice. In that time, Sessions has managed to undo nearly e...   [ continue reading...]

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“We Are the Inferno” : A Conversation on the Anarchist Roots of Geography

Alexander Reid Ross interviews Simon Springer, author of The Anarchist Roots of Geography: Toward Spatial Emancipation, who argues that a true radical geography...   [ continue reading...]

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Thomas Frank: Democrats Just Might Have Figured Out How to Save Their Failing Party

An aggressive new proposal to bust the country's monopolies could prove hugely popular. At the end of July, the leadership of the Democratic party bestirr...   [ continue reading...]

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Africa in post-Brexit Europe

Some see the popular vote in the UK to withdraw from the European Union as a major blow that diminishes the future of Europe. But Brexit is a distraction from t...   [ continue reading...]

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New Study Shows What We Already Learned the Hard Way: Stop Overfunding The Military

More money and more weapons don't equal more success for the Pentagon. Winning! It’s the White House watchword when it comes to the U.S. armed forc...   [ continue reading...]

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The Denial of Promotion to a Dalit Professor in JNU Is Symptomatic of a Deep-Rooted Caste Bias Within the University

In early June 2017, Saitya Brata Das, an associate professor at the Centre for English Studies (CES) in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), was denied a promotio...   [ continue reading...]

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We Have Been at War in Iraq for 27 Years

Iraqi special operations forces search for three missing soldiers in Baghdad, Iraq, May 21, 2007. (Photo: The US Army / Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class...   [ continue reading...]

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Handicapping Israel’s 6th war on Lebanon

For Israel, it’s widely predicted 6th war on Lebanon won’t be a repeat of June 1967, June 1973, or July 2006. These days the US Congressional Israel...   [ continue reading...]

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Tomgram: Nick Turse, Counting Coups

Winning! It’s the White House watchword when it comes to the U.S. armed forces...   [ continue reading...]

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How the Establishment Lost Control - pre-order the new book

Chris Nineham's book on the insurgent mood in Britain, which will be launched at the end of the month, can be pre-ordered now   [ continue reading...]

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Keeping it in the family: why we pick the partners we do

The peacock’s dazzling tail feathers do not exist for them to carry out everyday activities such as eating or sleeping, but because their colourfulness is...   [ continue reading...]

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Welcome to the Nuclear Denial Party

Since marketing, omitted and fake news have – to a worrying extent – replaced knowledge and ethics, why not celebrate that the media have omitted ev...   [ continue reading...]

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Outraged By the Google Diversity Memo? I Want You to Think About It - Facts So Romantic

Damore was fired, basically, for making a well-meant, if amateurish, attempt at institutional design, based on woefully incomplete information he picked from pu...   [ continue reading...]

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Ahmed Patel’s Rajya Sabha Victory is a Morale Booster for Congress Ahead of Gujarat Elections

Narendra Modi's absence in the state could prove be a handicap for the BJP. The post Ahmed Patel’s Rajya Sabha Victory is a Morale Booster for Congress Ah...   [ continue reading...]

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Defend the Sacred: Living Earth - Cooperation With All Beings

Sabine Lichtenfels speaking at "Defend the Sacred - Envision a Global Alternative" in Tamera (7th August).   [ continue reading...]

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India: Ranchi Citizens unite against communalism under banner of "Sajha Kadam"

A broad coalition of citizens and organisations came together today under the banner of Sajha Kadam to discuss the menace of growing communalism in Jharkhand an...   [ continue reading...]

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Dissent in Russia: a festival of disobedience?

What kind of freedom do the latest wave of protesters want? Has a new kind of Russian emerged since the collapse o...   [ continue reading...]

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70 Percent of Americans Think Mueller Should Be Free to Go After Trump's Finances

Jake Johnson, staff writerPresident Donald Trump has stated openly that his and his family's finances should be off limits to special counsel Robert Mueller&mda...   [ continue reading...]

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