07 October 2017

All the news for 07 October 2017 [ 92 news items | Now showing page 1 of 5 ]

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An Opportunistic March Is Far From Enough to Give BJP a Hold on Kerala

While state-level leaders insist otherwise, Amit Shah's early exit from the 'Jana Raksha Yatra' suggests even the BJP recognises its failure. The post An Opport...   [ continue reading...]

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America’s Biggest Divide: Winners and Losers

America is deeply divided between those who are considered (and consider themselves) winners, and those who are considered by the winners to be losers. Th...   [ continue reading...]

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How $40 Can Land You in Prison for Seven Years and on the Sex Offender Registry for Life

(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout; Adapted: Bark) Sex trafficking has become a rallying cry for law enforcement, prosecutors and politicians. But sex work and s...   [ continue reading...]

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Macron Leans Further Right as His Popularity Tanks

As French President Emmanuel Macron continues his push for a stronger EU, it's becoming 'very clear that his agenda is a traditionally right-wing, pro-business...   [ continue reading...]

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The Occupied Territories Are the Biggest Prison on Earth

Israel was looking for ways to have the Palestinian territories but not the people living in them, says historian and author Ilan Pappé. When the Palesti...   [ continue reading...]

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Leading journalists call 2nd Amendment an anachronism — but spare Zionism

The nefarious gun lobby is open for criticism. In the New York Times, Bret Stephens says the Second Amendment is an anachronism and should be repealed. Well tha...   [ continue reading...]

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Catalonia’s Fight for Independence Is Not Just a Spanish Matter

Catalans feel they have played by the Spanish rules only to be fooled. Every Catalan National Day millions of people have demonstrated in the streets, asking fo...   [ continue reading...]

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Air Pollution Could Put a Dampener on the Under-17 Football World Cup

All six Indian cities where matches are being held exceeded international safe levels for air quality in October 2016. The post Air Pollution Could Put a Dampen...   [ continue reading...]

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Republicans Are Still the Same As They’ve Always Been

Ha ha ha ha….um, no: Republicans have always been in favor of spending more on defense and less on social programs. They are still in favor of spending m...   [ continue reading...]

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The Golden Touch of Jay Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah, has seen a dramatic increase in some of his businesses since Narendra Modi became prime minister. The post The Go...   [ continue reading...]

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Guess What? Despite the Right's Propaganda, College Students Strongly Support the First Amendment

Turns out the outrage over college students supposedly not supporting free speech is not supported by data. Ever since the start of the school year we hav...   [ continue reading...]

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The World Is Reeling From 'F**king Moron' And Israeli Paper Nails It In One Fell Swoop

Is Trump really that stupid or is there another explanation? The world was beginning to recuperate a bit from last month’s New York Times article ab...   [ continue reading...]

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Dinnertime Photo

We’ll finish up our avian-themed day with this photo of a calico duck in St. James’s Park. I’ve always wanted a calico cat, but maybe a duck w...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Bashes Diplomacy, Claims 'Only One Thing Will Work' With North Korea

Jake Johnson, staff writer"Estimates of war casualties with North Korea could be 2.1 million dead and 7.7 million injured. Get the problem yet?"   [ continue reading...]

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Women's Reproductive And Workplace Rights Will Help the Economy

Click here for reuse options! Step one: Improve access to birth control. Step two: Decrease the wage gap. Step thre...   [ continue reading...]

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Indonesian Police Raid ‘Gay Party’

Indonesian police in Jakarta raided a sauna popular with gay men on Friday night, arresting 51 people.  It's the latest in a slew of actions targeting lesb...   [ continue reading...]

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The Life of Labour: 65% of Indian IT workers ‘Not Trainable’, Sustained Unemployment Threatens Economy

Latest news updates from the world of work. The post The Life of Labour: 65% of Indian IT workers ‘Not Trainable’, Sustained Unemployment Threatens...   [ continue reading...]

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It Was Like Any Other Concert Security Gig. Then: “A Maze of Bodies.”

Royce Christensen, 21, choked back tears at a candle-lit vigil in Las Vegas on Tuesday night as he remembered one reaction he had during the attack he survived...   [ continue reading...]

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Push to Create Private 'Blackwater' Police for Michigan Schools, Corporations Raises Alarm

Private for-profit forces would have full arrest powers but immunity from FOIA laws Michigan is the Petri dish where some of the most nefarious and anti-d...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Is the Most Powerless President in American History

Trump wallows in a vat of perks as his broken promises pile up. Let’s begin with the war in Afghanistan — because it’s a war, and Americ...   [ continue reading...]

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