09 October 2017

All the news for 09 October 2017 [ 238 news items | Now showing page 1 of 12 ]

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Leh wi tok (Let us talk)

The small West African nation of Sierra Leone descended into civil war in 1991 when the rebel group Revolutionary United Front (RUF) took up arms against the Re...   [ continue reading...]

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How doctors’ bias leads to unfair and unsound medical triage

When someone is sick or needs the help of a physician, who should decide what is appropriate – what blood tests and imaging studies to order, what medicin...   [ continue reading...]

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Accused of Theft, Nigerian Thrashed by Mob in Delhi

The man was later arrested and has been in jail since the incident on September 24. The post Accused of Theft, Nigerian Thrashed by Mob in Delhi appeared first...   [ continue reading...]

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The Real Reason Why Trump and Pruitt Are Repealing the Clean Power Plan

For Trump, coal holds the key to voters in the regions thought to have thrust him into the White House. His administration's love affair with the coal industry...   [ continue reading...]

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Pakistan: The Promise of Democracy - The triumph of populism 1971-1973

WITH the surrender of Pakistani troops on December 16, 1971, in Dhaka, Bangladesh came into being, and with that, the end of the Pakistan that Quaid-i-Azam Moha...   [ continue reading...]

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World-Renowned Artist Ai Weiwei on His Childhood in a Labor Camp, Art, Activism, Prison & Freedom

Ai Weiwei has been called the most powerful artist in the world—and the most dangerous man in China. Born in 1957 in Beijing, he spent his childhood and y...   [ continue reading...]

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Waiting for Healthcare in the Mountains of Peru

“The doctors are always telling us that they’re going to help us and heal us, but we can’t always get to them and they’re not able to ge...   [ continue reading...]

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"A Way Forward For Catalonia" by Manuel de la Rocha-Vázquez

The “referendum” on Catalonia’s independence, held on October 1, did not end up well for its promoters. It had been declared illegal by the Sp...   [ continue reading...]

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Are Banks Really Giving Out Loans Under the Stand Up India Scheme?

Only 6% of banks have given loans to Dalits or Adivasis, and less than 25% to a woman. The post Are Banks Really Giving Out Loans Under the Stand Up India Schem...   [ continue reading...]

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Land Grab for Projects Fuels Atrocities Against Rohingya

Behind the savaging of a land and its people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state is a murky tale of resource appropriation and prospects of spoils from reckless in...   [ continue reading...]

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The Meaning of Che: a Revolutionary Power to Heal

On October 9, 1967, in southern Bolivia, near the barren and desolate village of La Higuera, the Bolivian Army, under instructions from the government of the U....   [ continue reading...]

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Your Tax Dollars Support Troops of Defense Contractor CEOs

US soldiers protect a Lockheed Martin F-35 during parking at the 52nd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France on June 20, 2017. (P...   [ continue reading...]

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The Persistence of Pax Americana

After spending the past few years worrying that they were presiding over a decaying empire, the architects of American power woke up the morning of November 9,...   [ continue reading...]

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What Happened when Degrowth was Discussed in the Catalan Parliament?

The MP Sergi Saladié (a university professor when not in parliament) presented an “interpelation1” on degrowth to the vice-president and mini...   [ continue reading...]

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How pioneering brands are slowing down fast fashion

The fashion industry is considered to be one of the most polluting in the world. Its material-intensive business model relies heavily on our addiction to overco...   [ continue reading...]

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Donald Trump Sure Is Unpopular

Oh, what the hell. Here’s a chart of approval ratings for our four most recent presidents: I have no special reason for posting this. It just felt right t...   [ continue reading...]

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

From Catalonia to Kurdistan, long simmering regions are clamouring for their own states. But what good is being a state anymore? The post Europe and the Middle...   [ continue reading...]

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Art Exhibitions Fall Into the Crosshairs of Brazilian Conservatives

"Not even in the period of the dictatorship was an exhibition with 263 works by 85 artists closed."   [ continue reading...]

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Japan’s Abe Takes Aim at New Parties During Election Campaign

The October 22 election pits Abe's Liberal Democratic Party-led coalition against the less than one-month-old Party of Hope headed by popular Yuriko Koike. The...   [ continue reading...]

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Voting Restrictions Could Affect Alabama's Special US Senate Election

No "alternative facts" here -- we publish the uncensored, uncorrupted news you rely on. Support Truthout by making a donation! Roy Moore's win in the Sept. 26...   [ continue reading...]

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