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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can the Pentagon win when putsch comes to shove?

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 requi...   [ 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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Farmer’s Notebook: Group Farming Project in Tamil Nadu Aims to Preserve Native Seeds

South India's first 'Seeds for Needs' project will help farmers grow lost varieties of seeds and distribute them to other farmers. The post Farmer’s Noteb...   [ continue reading...]

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Germany’s Transition from Coal to Renewable Energy Offers Lessons for the Rest of the World

But what does the transition mean for residents of Essen and the rest of the Ruhr region — the former industrial coal belt — whose lives and livelih...   [ continue reading...]

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You Should Read the “Maoist Insurgency” Memo. It’s Bananas.

H.R. McMaster has been cleaning house at the National Security Council recently. In particular, he recently fired a protege of Michael Flynn named Rich Higgins...   [ 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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The Rise of Neoliberal Culture and the Making of an Indecent State and Society

Maybe it was in the 1990s and the chaos of Somalia when the notion of “failed-states” made its way into the headlines. Somalia’s public instit...   [ 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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"Macron And The EU Financial Transaction Tax" by Christian Proaño and Thomas Theobald

What do I care about my chitchat of yesterday? The famous statement of German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer could well have been repeated by French President Emanu...   [ continue reading...]

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Silent for Decades, Chinese-Indians Interned at Deoli After 1962 War Are Ready to Speak

The former internees settled in Canada and the US will hold a peaceful demonstration before the Indian high commission in Ottawa on August 24. The post Silent f...   [ continue reading...]

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