13 September 2017

All the news for 13 September 2017 [ 263 news items | Now showing page 1 of 14 ]

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Sri Lanka: 2 Years On, Scant Progress on UN Resolution

Expand Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights gives his opening rem...   [ continue reading...]

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"Will the 9/11 Case Finally Go to Trial?": Andrew Cockburn on New Evidence Linking Saudis to Attacks

As the nation marks the 16th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, questions still swirl about the role of Saudi Arabia in the attacks. The 9/11 attack was c...   [ continue reading...]

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My Body, My Choice: Why the Principle of Bodily Autonomy Can Unite the Left

David M. Perry From disability rights to Black Lives Matter to the environmental movement, bodily autonomy can bring together disparate strands of the American...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for September 13, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders to Introduce "Medicare for All" Healthcare Bill, Caribbean Hurricane Survivors: "We're Running Out of Water", 90 Percent of Florida Keys Bui...   [ continue reading...]

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Italy Returns Ambassador to Egypt Despite Unresolved Regeni Case

Expand An Egyptian activist holds a poster calling for justice in the case of Giulio Regeni...   [ continue reading...]

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Is Tribalism a Natural Malfunction? - Issue 52: The Hive

From an office at Carnegie Mellon, my colleague John Miller and I had evolved a computer program with a taste for genocide. This was certainly not our intent. W...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Hasn’t Evolution Made Another Platypus? - Issue 52: The Hive

Snuffling through the underbrush, the shaggy little creature wanders through the sylvan night, sticking its nose in one place, then another, seeking the aroma o...   [ continue reading...]

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Talking gibberish

The study of languages has long been prone to nonsense. Why is linguistics such a magnet for dilettantes and crackpots?By Gaston DorrenRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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"Schrödinger’s Immigrant" by Robert Rowthorn and David Růžička

When Central and Eastern European leaders try to explain why they do not want to accept refugees, they tend to contradict one another. Some insist that refugees...   [ continue reading...]

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Jacobin Sells Out

We’ve held out as long as we could, but that day is finally upon us. The signs couldn’t be clearer: we’re now selling tote bags on the Ja...   [ continue reading...]

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Night Thoughts - book review

Night Thoughts is the subversive musings that Wallace Shawn cannot admit during the day; witty and involving, the book should be spread widely, finds Dominic...   [ continue reading...]

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When It Comes to Our Wars in the Greater Middle East, Maybe We’re the Bad Guys

Imagine telling the family of a fallen soldier they died to ensure Saudi hegemony in the Gulf, an eternal Guantanamo, or the spread of terror groups and refugee...   [ continue reading...]

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A Supermarket for State Surveillance and Border Wars

It took Stephen* two years to get to the UK. The journey began in his home country of Sudan, crossing through Libya, Italy, France and Belgium before reaching t...   [ continue reading...]

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South Asians in Boston protest against Gauri Lankesh Murder, denounce rising communalism

Speakers in the vigil spoke of Gauri’s life and commitment. Gauri stood for a pluralistic society, one that is inclusive of all religions and communities....   [ continue reading...]

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We are dead stars

You might have heard that we are made of ‘star stuff’, but what exactly does that mean? In this collaboration between The Atlantic and the podcast T...   [ continue reading...]

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Civilians ‘Direct Targets’ as Conflict Spreads in Central African Republic

Rape, torture, pillage, murder and forced displacement by the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) rebel forces are the new horrifying realities faced by com...   [ continue reading...]

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A Letter to Einstein from the Future - Issue 52: The Hive

We don’t believe in time travel, and we’re not into mysticism. But what if we could write a letter to Albert Einstein to tell him about gravity and...   [ continue reading...]

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How to Read Donald Trump: On Burning Books but Not Ideas

A momument for Chilean President Salvador Allende in Santiago, Chile. (Photo: Federico Valido) The organizers of the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesv...   [ continue reading...]

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Your Next New Best Friend Might Be a Robot - Issue 52: The Hive

One night in late July 2014, a journalist from the Chinese newspaper Southern Weekly interviewed a 17-year-old Chinese girl named Xiaoice (pronounced Shao-ice)....   [ continue reading...]

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Rand Paul’s Comeback

Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has learned his lesson, and it is this: it’s better to be bold. He’s exchanged the mealy-mouthed equivocations of his...   [ continue reading...]

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