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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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Smugglers Throw Hundreds of African Migrants Off Boats Headed to Yemen

A total of 300 migrants have reportedly been forced from boats over the past two days by smugglers off the coast of Yemen – many feared dead or missing, t...   [ continue reading...]

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A 'No Nukes' Nation to Trump: Resign!

In the shadow of Santa Monica’s legendary “Chain Reaction” monument, a clear message was sent to the unelected interloper in the White House:...   [ 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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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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“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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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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‘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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