04 October 2017

All the news for 04 October 2017 [ 229 news items | Now showing page 1 of 12 ]

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10 Reasons to End the War on Drugs and the War on Sex Workers

The real lived experiences of drug users and of sex workers are underrepresented and widely misunderstood. Sex and drugs are two of the most controversial...   [ continue reading...]

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Why India’s Electric Car Vision May Be Leading Up a Blind Alley

The Indian government seems to have fallen for the Big Business’ agenda of using electric cars even as climate change is accelerating. The post Why India&...   [ continue reading...]

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The Cradle-to-Grave Coalition

I’m beginning to feel a survivor’s shame as my generation of friends and relations are regularly picked off. We old relics sit, stand, even kneel (t...   [ continue reading...]

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The Journalist and the Fixer: Who Makes the Story Possible?

Truthout refuses corporate funding and all the strings that come attached. Instead, reader support powers us. Make a tax-deductible donation today! We were alr...   [ continue reading...]

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Universe in a bubble

Maybe we don’t have to speculate about what life is like inside a bubble. It might be the only cosmic reality we knowBy J Richard GottRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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The Universe Began With a Big Melt, Not a Big Bang - Issue 53: Monsters

There are two tantalizing mysteries about our universe, one dealing with its final fate and the other with its beginning, that have intrigued cosmologists for d...   [ continue reading...]

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Thirty days of a cargo ship’s voyage

Assembled from 80,000 photographs taken over the course of a month, this video traces a cargo ship’s path from the Red Sea to Hong Kong as it makes stops...   [ continue reading...]

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Can’t discuss Palestine on campus? Then disaffiliate.

Steven Salaita says that one way pro-Palestinian faculty can resist administration efforts to curtail activism is to disaffiliate themselves from the institutio...   [ continue reading...]

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Central African Republic: Sexual Violence as Weapon of War

Armed groups are using rape in a brutal, calculated way to punish and terrorize women and girls. Every day, survivors live with the...   [ continue reading...]

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National Security Agencies Are Evading Congressional Oversight

While concerns about mass surveillance are not new, the current administration's disregard for constitutional limits on executive power and willingness to polit...   [ continue reading...]

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Chamber of Secrets: Teaching a Machine What Congress Cares About

by Jeremy B. Merrill If you asked congressional experts what legislative subjects, say, Sen. Pa...   [ continue reading...]

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The Volcano That Shrouded the Earth and Gave Birth to a Monster - Issue 53: Monsters

Two hundred years ago, the greatest eruption in Earth’s recorded history took place. Mount Tambora—located on Sumbawa Island in the East Indies&mdas...   [ continue reading...]

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Pessimism, Optimism, and Opportunity beyond Brexit

I am in no position to understand contemporary high level Brexit debate, argument and ultimately the compromises that will need to be made, but I do want to spe...   [ continue reading...]

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Foxconn Deal Is Real Con Job

Wisconsin’s $3 billion deal is another example of corporate welfare, while real paying jobs are shipped overseas.   [ continue reading...]

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Europe and the Middle East Are Both on the Verge of Unraveling

From Catalonia to Kurdistan, long simmering regions are clamoring for their own states. But what good is being a state anymore?   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Consoles Las Vegas Survivors, But Refuses to Address Gun Control

Trump's visit to Las Vegas contrasted sharply with his visit to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico just a day earlier   [ continue reading...]

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For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In

by Heather Vogell COLUMBUS, Ohio — Last school year, Ohio’s cash-strapped education...   [ continue reading...]

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With DACA's Fate Uncertain, Immigrant Students Tell Their Own Stories

A reminder that we not only need DACA, but must go even further to protect immigrant youth.   [ continue reading...]

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What Killed Mohanned?

Mohammed Moussa writes: "On Wednesday, August 29, Gaza woke up to news of the death of Mohanned Younis in the Tel Al-Hawa neighborhood in Gaza City. The 22...   [ continue reading...]

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The Last Invention of Man - Issue 53: Monsters

The Omega Team was the soul of the company. Whereas the rest of the enterprise brought in the money to keep things going, by various commercial applications of...   [ continue reading...]

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