16 September 2017

All the news for 16 September 2017 [ 99 news items | Now showing page 1 of 5 ]

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NE Dispatch: New Chairperson to Oversee Indian-Bangladesh Border Fence Work, 14 Girls Trafficked from Manipur Rescued

A roundup of news this week from the northeast. The post NE Dispatch: New Chairperson to Oversee Indian-Bangladesh Border Fence Work, 14 Girls Trafficked from M...   [ continue reading...]

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Anti-Nuclear Groups Redouble Efforts to Prevent Unimaginable Human Catastrophe

As the threat of nuclear war triggers anxiety not seen since the Cold War, peace groups and those committed to the elimination of nuclear weapons are entering t...   [ continue reading...]

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The national nutrition strategy explained

Nivedita Rao of PRS Legislative presents the current status of malnutrition and measures proposed by the recently released National Nutrition Strategy by NITI A...   [ continue reading...]

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Forget the Confederate Statues for a Second, Where Are All the Monuments to America's Progressive Heroes?

Those who fought to make the United States a more humane and inclusive country often go unacknowledged. The current controversy over whether to dismantle...   [ continue reading...]

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Wide Angle, Episode 02: Is India’s Position on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis Tenable?

In the second episode of Wide Angle, UN special envoy on Myanmar Vijay Nambiar repeats his request to Aung San Suu Kyi to speak out against atrocities on Rohing...   [ continue reading...]

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Pakistan Army Pushed for Political Mainstreaming of Militant-Linked Groups

The Milli Muslim League party loyal to Hafiz Saeed is backing a candidate in Sunday's by-election. The post Pakistan Army Pushed for Political Mainstreaming of...   [ continue reading...]

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How the Groundbreaking 'Monkey Selfie' Lawsuit Sets the Stage for a Major Next Step in Animal Rights (Video)

One day, animals might not be seen as property, but property owners themselves. It's not often that one lawsuit sparks international conversation and deba...   [ continue reading...]

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Italy Imprisons Refugees Who Were Forced to Pilot Smuggling Boats At Gunpoint

Zealous Italian anti-smuggling investigations put refugees in prison merely for driving a rubber boat or holding a compass, catching few real traffickers. The p...   [ continue reading...]

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Israel’s Hezbollah Woes, Saudi Play and the Kurdish Referendum

Israel’s Hezbollah Woes, Saudi Play and the Kurdish Referendum seema Sat, 09/16/2017 - 18:24 As renewed realignments in the Arab world becom...   [ continue reading...]

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New York TV stations smear Roger Waters– who praises BDS as ‘one of most admirable pieces of resistance world has seen’

Roger Waters brought his national tour to New York this week. Tonight he is on Long Island, and regrettably the New York media have given a platform to Israel f...   [ continue reading...]

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International Child Abduction Bill Bypasses the Indian Judiciary

International Child Abduction Bill Bypasses the Indian Judiciary seema Sat, 09/16/2017 - 17:12 "This law hands over the judicial system to a burea...   [ continue reading...]

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California Legislature Sells Out Our Data to ISPs

In the dead of night, the California Legislature shelved legislation that would have protected every Internet user in the state from having their data collected...   [ continue reading...]

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Lack of Food, Shelter Could Lead to Death of Rohingya in Bangladesh, Says Aid Group

Bangladesh was already home to 4,00,000 Rohingya before the latest crisis erupted. The post Lack of Food, Shelter Could Lead to Death of Rohingya in Bangladesh,...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump's Tax Plan Is Indefensible

Although Trump has yet to reveal his plan for tax reform, he and the GOP have made it clear that it will involve tax cuts for the super-rich, paired with cuts i...   [ continue reading...]

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WSJ Says Trump Has Changed His Mind About Leaving the Paris Agreement

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Trump administration has told European officials that it won’t leave the Paris agreement.  Trump admini...   [ continue reading...]

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Two days of protests in St Louis after Jason Stockley verdict

stockley-protest-stl-2017.jpeg St Louis has seen two nights of...   [ continue reading...]

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Hate Speech Isn't Free

World Can't Wait September 12, 2017 Defense of white privilege costs the disadvantaged dearly. Ask someone who's been there. American "free speech" la...   [ continue reading...]

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How JPMorgan Chase Is Cashing in on Private Prisons

Click here for reuse options! For its stance on human rights to have real meaning, Chase must divest from the priva...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf Is No Feminist Icon

In fact, Sirleaf’s brand of femocracy – a term coined by Nigerian feminist scholar Amina Mama – has severely stifled women’s political p...   [ continue reading...]

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Iraqi PM to Secessionist Kurds: “You’re Playing with Fire!”

Kurdish nationalism threatens integrity of four Mideast States   [ continue reading...]

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