13 September 2017

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Taiwanese Activist Was Forced to Confess on Camera to ‘Smearing the Chinese Government,’ Allies Say

"...if you see Lee Mingche confess against his will in court....please forgive him. This is just another drama staged by the Chinese government."   [ continue reading...]

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A $150 billion misfire: How disaster models got Irma wrong

Bloomberg reports: Twenty miles may have made a $150 billion difference. Estimates for the damage Hurricane Irma would inflict on Florida kept mounting as it ma...   [ continue reading...]

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Mohsin Hamid in Man Booker Shortlist, Arundhati Roy Out of Race

The winner of the Man Booker Prize will be announced on October 17 in London’s Guildhall. The post Mohsin Hamid in Man Booker Shortlist, Arundhati Roy Out...   [ continue reading...]

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After Ericsson’s Insolvency Petition, RComm’s Shares, Bonds Weaken

The Swedish telecoms equipment maker is seeking a total of Rs 11.55 billion from the company and two of its subsidiaries. The post After Ericsson’s Insolv...   [ continue reading...]

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Seventy Years On, India’s Democracy Is in Need of Urgent Repair

The corrosion of institutions and mechanisms to create democracy are so decayed that it is perhaps not even possible now for the best-intentioned governments to...   [ continue reading...]

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Chelsea Manning, Sean Spicer Named Visitors Fellows at Harvard

The former soldier who served prison time for classified data leak and the former press secretary of Trump comprise the illustrious list. The post Chelsea Mann...   [ continue reading...]

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GM Mustard and the Indian Government

The next stage of the case involving the commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) mustard in India is to be heard on 15 September in the Supreme...   [ continue reading...]

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Subnationalism not a threat

As long as it is not secessionist, or aimed at othering sections, subnationalism can be seen as a constitutive element of democracy   [ continue reading...]

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No Federal Charges for Police in Freddie Gray Case

The Justice Department has rejected federal charges for the six Baltimore officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. With Trump rolling back federal oversi...   [ continue reading...]

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White House weighs lowering refugee quota to below 50,000

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration is considering reducing the number of refugees admitted to the country over the next year to below 50,000,...   [ continue reading...]

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Data Protection Measure Removed from the California Values Act

Shortly after the November election, human rights groups joined California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León in introducing a comprehensive bill to...   [ continue reading...]

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Want to fix America’s health care? First, focus on food

Poor diet hurts our health and our wallets. Lukas Goja/Shutterstock.com By Dariush Mozaffarian, Tufts University The national debate on health care is moving in...   [ continue reading...]

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Will Donald Trump destroy the presidency?

Jack Goldsmith writes: Donald Trump is testing the institution of the presidency unlike any of his 43 predecessors. We have never had a president so ill-informe...   [ continue reading...]

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Steve Bannon’s Crystal Ball: A Split in the GOP

Rarely does the virus speak so formidably to the condition he is a product of.  The soiling, devastating strategist Steve Bannon, despite exiting the Trump...   [ continue reading...]

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Seth Meyers Skewers Trump's Inability to Form a Coherent Sentence

Oh, and his tax plan is fake. Seth Meyers criticized President Donald Trump on Wednesday's Late Night by highlighting his indecipherable comments about ta...   [ continue reading...]

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Donald Trump Administration’s Focus on Trade Deficit With India Is for Real

The trade deficit and market access question could potentially become a problem between the two countries and start seeping into other better-managed bilateral...   [ continue reading...]

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The bad new politics of big tech

Ben Smith writes: The blinding rise of Donald Trump over the past year has masked another major trend in American politics: the palpable, and perhaps permanent,...   [ continue reading...]

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New York Magazine Fails to Rescue Charter Schools

As the failures of charter schools across the country multiply, and as more people become aware of these failures, the rich and their media have intensified the...   [ continue reading...]

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WPI Inflation Hits Four-Month High in August

India's wholesale price inflation rose to 3.24 % from a year ago, driven by higher prices of food and fuel products. The post WPI Inflation Hits Four-Month High...   [ continue reading...]

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WATCH: AlterNet’s Jefferson Morley Spars with Tucker Carlson Over 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

The neo-Confederate origins of America's national anthem are a matter of historical fact. AlterNet's Washington correspondent Jefferson Morley appeared on...   [ continue reading...]

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