11 August 2017

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

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Throwing good money after bad

Shripad Dharmadhikary critically examines the proposed push for hydro power projects in the recently released Draft National Energy Policy for public comments b...   [ continue reading...]

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The cyber con artists of Jamtara

A small Jharkhand district has slowly emerged as the epicentre of cybercrime in the country, reports Shiv Sahay Singh. Many of its ‘vishing experts’...   [ 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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‘Heritage City’ Ahmedabad Was Built Through Violence and Exclusion

Any celebration of Ahmedabad’s heritage as an icon of peace and unity (of Hindu, Muslim and Jain traditions) must be understood in light of the city&rsquo...   [ continue reading...]

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How the Partition Saga ‘Buniyaad’ Captured the Imagination of the Entire Nation

Amit Khanna, the executive producer of Buniyaad, which triggered memories of Partition in both India and Pakistan, recalls how the 1987 drama was created. The p...   [ 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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'Wrong Way to Go': Experts Warn Trump Opioid Declaration Could Revitalize Failed War on Drugs

Julia Conley, staff writerDrug policy experts are critical of the praise that some have given President Donald Trump following his announcement Thursday that he...   [ 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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Fears on both sides of the Persian Gulf

A political storm swept across the region on 4 June when Saudi Arabia and its allies (UAE, Bahrain and Egypt) announced they were cutting ties with Qatar and cl...   [ continue reading...]

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Disturbing Trend: Bad Cops Getting Rehired Back into Law Enforcement

Click here for reuse options! Under Trump and Sessions, the problem is guaranteed to get worse. At minimum, pol...   [ continue reading...]

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Migration in historical perspective

On the rise of Islamophobia and rightwing parties, the ideology of nation-states and other barriers to self-unders...   [ 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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To Combat Trump's Attacks on Democracy, We Must Understand Precedents Set by Obama

While we rightly upbraid Trump for the crimes he is committing as president, we should not succumb to rosy illusions about his predecessor. Despite his idealist...   [ continue reading...]

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Everything TransCanada Didn’t Want Nebraska’s Regulators To Know About Keystone XL

More than a day ahead of schedule, the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) hearing on the Keystone XL pipeline was called to a close Thursday in downtown L...   [ 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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Trump's Favorite Media Outlets Are Melting Down Over News Paul Manafort's Home Was Raided

Breitbart and company are working overtime to distance the president from his former campaign manager. After President Donald Trump's former campaign chai...   [ continue reading...]

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Blowing up the Myth of the 'Political Center' in America

The radical independents are here to stay. In an April 2016 piece, in the middle of the Democratic primary, I wrote this about modern independent voters a...   [ continue reading...]

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“I don’t want to die because I’m an atheist”: ex-Muslims speak out

In the UK and beyond, filmmaker Deeyah Khan has documented the experiences of ex-Muslims and the “extraordin...   [ continue reading...]

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The U.S.-Occupied Colony In the Crosshairs of Trump’s Reckless Brinkmanship with North Korea

The prospect of war between the United States and North Korea has increased dramatically over the last week. On Thursday, North Korean state media announced th...   [ continue reading...]

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Perceptions of EU foreign policy in the MENA region

In Arab countries, the EU is not seen as providing stability or promoting democracy. Asked what policies the EU sh...   [ continue reading...]

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