07 October 2017

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

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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 In the New York Times, Bret Stephens says the Second Amendment is an anachronism and should be repealed.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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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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No Need for NIA Probe in Hadiya Case, Kerala Government Tells SC

The Kerala police is competent enough to conduct the investigation, the state government's affidavit says, and would have sent a report to the Centre if any sch...   [ 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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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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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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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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Wide Angle: Las Vegas Attack, US Homeland Security and the Role of Social Media

Maya Mirchandani interviews Jane Holl Lute, former US deputy secretary of homeland security, about the Las Vegas shooting and responsibilities of social media p...   [ 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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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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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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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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British PM Signals Possible Demotion of Foreign Secretary

The Sunday Times said it asked May about her plans for Johnson, who has professed loyalty but is accused by some of the prime minister's allies of undermining h...   [ continue reading...]

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Only One Thing Will Work With North Korea, Says Trump

Trump did not make clear to what he was referring, but his comments seemed to be a further suggestion that military action was on his mind. The post Only One Th...   [ continue reading...]

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Are Mexicans Indigenous?

Indigeneity is not simply the past but also the present. The millions of Mexican Americans should be able to choose for themselves whether to identify as Indige...   [ continue reading...]

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