13 September 2017

All the news for 13 September 2017 [ 263 news items | Now showing page 5 of 14 ]

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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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[Event]Solidarity Convention for a Democratic Gorkhaland, in Delhi on 14th September

Pahal - Sanskritik Abhiyan, Darjeeling invites you to join a "Solidarity Convention on the struggle for the to Right to Self Determination of the Gorkha people...   [ continue reading...]

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Roger Waters: BDS Is One of the "Most Admirable" Displays of Resistance in the World

Today we spend the hour with the world-famous British musician Roger Waters, founding member of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd. In recent years, he has become...   [ continue reading...]

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The Genocide of the Rohingya: Big Oil, Failed Democracy and False Prophets

To a certain extent, Aung San Suu Kyi is a false prophet. Glorified by the west for many years, she was made a ‘democracy icon’ because she opposed...   [ continue reading...]

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How (Not) to Run a Modern Society on Solar and Wind Power Alone

While the potential of wind and solar energy is more than sufficient to supply the electricity demand of industrial societies, these resources are only availabl...   [ continue reading...]

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Will the US Weaken its Disability Laws?

Expand Protesters with ADAPT, a disabled people's rights organization, stage a demonstratio...   [ continue reading...]

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Mongolia Seeks to Strengthen Partnerships to Scale up Sustainable Finance

The Mongolian Sustainable Finance Forum 2017 was held on September 14 at Shangri-La Hotel in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, hosted by the Mongolian Bankers Association...   [ continue reading...]

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Supreme Court Gives Texas Republicans a Big Boost in 2018 and Beyond

The conservative majority on the Supreme Court waded into the legal battle over Texas’ redistricting maps, allowing the state to retain congressional and...   [ continue reading...]

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Robert Reich: Bernie Points the Nation to a Better Future—Democrats Should Get on Board

The time has come to embrace Medicare for All. Senator Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Jeff Merkley, are introducing a Medicare For All...   [ continue reading...]

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Did Trump Agree to Protect Dreamers Without Building the Wall?

Democratic Minority Leaders Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) had dinner at the White House tonight and later announced that they’d reached s...   [ continue reading...]

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France: a combative start to the anti-Macron fight-back

Half a million ‘layabouts, cynics and extremists’ take to the streets to protest Macron’s assault on the labour laws   [ continue reading...]

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The Story of Women Farmers in India Is That of Double Jeopardy – Being a Woman and a Farmer

Only 13% of women in the country own the land they work on. The farms are never in their names as current inheritance laws are depriving them of their right. Th...   [ continue reading...]

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Mexico: a country of refuge

How did Mexico, a country long-associated with drug cartels, organized crime and high levels of emigration to the...   [ continue reading...]

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Hurricane Donald Hits the Republican Party

If Trump succeeds in ramping up military spending and gutting everything else, we’ll be left with a bunch of nukes and an underfunded state — and no...   [ continue reading...]

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How the U.S. Makes South Korea’s Life More Difficult

South Korea's alliance with the U.S. means foreign troops on its soil, strained relations with China, and a North that sees no point in negotiating with anyone...   [ continue reading...]

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The Battle for the Heart and Soul of the Republican Party

I never knew the Republican Party had a heart or a soul. When did that happen? Did I miss something?   [ continue reading...]

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India: Why Tribals Do Mind being Ousted by Dams - Response to SA Iyer's Unsupported Clean Chit to Sardar Sarovar Rehabilitation

SA Iyers's piece in Times of India dated 10 Sept 2017, "Why many tribals don't mind being ousted by dams", examining the condition of some of the oustees of Sar...   [ continue reading...]

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How Florida's Native Americans Predicted and Survived Hurricanes

Betty Osceola, a member of the Miccosukee tribe and Panther clan, shared several stories about her family's own experiences dealing with hurricanes and tornadoe...   [ continue reading...]

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Tomgram: Ariel Dorfman, A Tale of Two Donalds

The organizers of the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville last month knew just what they were doing when they decided to carry torches on t...   [ continue reading...]

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Arizona Officials Allegedly Covered Up How Hot It Got in Some State Prisons

Throughout the summer, temperatures inside Arizona’s prisons often exceeded 100 degrees. According to the Phoenix New Times, not only did inmates and...   [ continue reading...]

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