11 August 2017

All the news for 11 August 2017 [ 198 news items | Now showing page 1 of 10 ]

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India: SAHMAT Statement against proposed vandalism of Ramkinkar Baij's artwork

Artists and Creative Community of India are aghast at the vandalism proposed against the artwork of one India's greatest artists by a representative of the BJP...   [ continue reading...]

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Yemeni Student is Among Thousands to Win U.S. Visa, Only to Have It Effectively Denied by Travel Ban

Thousands of Yemenis and other nationals from countries covered by Trump's travel ban are currently stranded in different parts of the world as the State Depart...   [ continue reading...]

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Congress Is Pushing Back Against Trump’s Dangerously Ignorant Nuclear Threats

John Nichols Members of Congress are telling the president he has no authority to launch a preemptive attack anywhere. The post Congress Is Pushing Back A...   [ continue reading...]

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India Deploys More Troops Along China Border in Sikkim, Arunachal

Officials, however, insisted that there has been no enhancement of troops at the India-China-Bhutan tri-junction in Doklam. The post India Deploys More Troops...   [ continue reading...]

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Tax Penalties are 40 Percent Higher Than in 2012

The Wall Street Journal reports today that the number of people who are underpaying their estimated quarterly taxes and incurring IRS penalties is skyrocketing:...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Why So Much Cruelty?’

Ursula Lindsey Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission is unique in the Arab world. But is the country too small a place to tell the truth about human-rig...   [ continue reading...]

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The Global Climate Justice Movement in the Age of Crisis: Climate Fear, Truth, and the Public

Three leaders of The Climate Mobilization discuss the recent controversy around the New York Magazine piece, “The Uninhabitable Earth” and the role...   [ continue reading...]

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Andres Magana Ortiz’s Deportation Is Indefensible. Help Reverse It.

Rosy Alvarez, Peter Rothberg Unless their appeal succeeds, the Ortiz family’s future hangs in the balance. The post Andres Magana Ortiz’s Deportati...   [ continue reading...]

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Are Books By Women Just a Bunch of PC Nonsense?

John Podhoretz is unhappy: The sheer PCness of this list is suffocating. https://t.co/qkDH5Kf6D0 — John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) August 11, 2017 Even thoug...   [ continue reading...]

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On Guam, Resistance Grows to US Military Presence as N. Korea Threatens Missiles Off Island's Coast

The front page of Guam's Pacific Daily News reads "14 Minutes!" That's how long it would take missiles fired from North Korea to reach the U.S. territory in the...   [ continue reading...]

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A Preemptive Strike on North Korea Would Be Catastrophic and Illegal

As we stand on the precipice of a disastrous war, these are the right circumstances for Trump to meet with Kim Jong-un. (Photo: alexkuehni / iStock / Getty Imag...   [ continue reading...]

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As Aides Spar, Will Trump Hire Erik Prince for Afghanistan?

Amid ongoing White House discord, President Trump is reportedly weighing Blackwater founder Erik Prince's proposal for a private mercenary force in Afghanistan....   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for August 11, 2017

Elected Officials Condemn Trump's Nuclear Threats Against North Korea, Trump Attacks Senate Leader McConnell over Legislative Failures, Double-Digit Premium Hik...   [ continue reading...]

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How a Woman Is Changing Farming in Palghar District of Maharashtra

The story of Sangita Mhatre of Mande is an inspiring tale of how women in rural India can take charge of their destiny given the slightest of opportunities. The...   [ continue reading...]

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Racial discrimination in employment? The Bristol bus boycott of 1963

08.27.1963 Bristol bus boycott.png A student dissertation with...   [ continue reading...]

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Border Crossings Under Trump Have Become Rarer—and Deadlier

Even though President Donald Trump continues to brag about the falling rate of unauthorized immigration across the US-Mexico border, a recent report from a...   [ continue reading...]

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Final Hearing on Ayodhya Land Dispute to Begin on December 5, Says SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today decided to hold the final hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute from December 5 and made it clear that no...   [ continue reading...]

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Myanmar Sends Hundreds of Troops to Rakhine State as Tensions Rise

The army dispatched about 500 soldiers to several towns near the border with Bangladesh on Thursday, including the towns of Buthidaung and Maungdaw. The post My...   [ continue reading...]

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China’s Xi Urges US and North Korea to Find Peaceful Resolution to Nuclear Tensions

Chinese President Xi Jinping told Trump that the North Korean nuclear issue needs a peaceful resolution on a telephone call and called on the "relevant side" to...   [ continue reading...]

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In Adityanath’s Gorakhpur, 30 Children Die in Hospital in Two Days

While the SP Gorakhpur has said 21 of those deaths were due to a lack of liquid oxygen, the Adityanath state government has fiercely rejected this claim. The po...   [ continue reading...]

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