10 October 2017

All the news for 10 October 2017 [ 268 news items | Now showing page 1 of 14 ]

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Headlines for October 10, 2017

Mass Evacuations in California as Wildfires Kill at Least 10, EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Repeals Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule, Puerto Rico: FEMA Chief Dismisses...   [ continue reading...]

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An unlikely triumph

In its first century the American higher-education system was a messy, disorganised joke. How did it rise to world dominance?By David LabareeRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Yoda Is Dead but Star Wars’ Dubious Lessons Live On - Facts So Romantic

Stars Wars belongs to our dark past—a long, tyrannical epoch of fear, illogic, despotism, and demagoguery that our ancestors struggled desperately to over...   [ continue reading...]

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Targeting judges

The transfer and subsequent resignation of Justice Jayant Patel, whose handling of the Ishrat Jahan encounter case did not go down well with the powers that be,...   [ continue reading...]

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Licence to harass

Meat traders in Uttar Pradesh continue to suffer as the administration fails to remove the hurdles placed in the way of their business. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI   [ continue reading...]

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In damage control mode

The looming economic crisis, a result of reckless policies, has rattled the BJP, which leads the government, and the larger Sangh Parivar. By VENKITESH RAMAKRIS...   [ continue reading...]

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Court Awards Fukushima Residents Measly $3,200 for Nuclear Disaster That Made Area Unlivable

Jessica Corbett, staff writerJapanese government and TEPCO ordered to pay only fraction of damages sought   [ continue reading...]

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Place Small and Medium Businesses at the Centre of India’s Export Strategy

Overcoming the problems of GST obstacles, a strong rupee and various trade facilitation needs will help our MSMEs occupy the space being vacated by China and ot...   [ continue reading...]

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As Catalonia Plans Independence from Spain, Julian Assange Advises Organizers on Secure Messaging

Barcelona's Mayor Ada Colau is calling for Spain to remove thousands of state police who have been deployed to Catalonia ahead of tonight's expected declaration...   [ continue reading...]

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Julian Assange: Accusations of WikiLeaks & Trump Campaign Ties to Russia are "Not Consequential"

Microsoft has joined Facebook in saying it is investigating whether Russian operatives paid for "inappropriate" pro-Trump ads on its Bing search engine and othe...   [ continue reading...]

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Peak Oil Review: 9 October 2017

US crude futures fell to $49.23 on Friday for a weekly loss of nearly 5 percent – the first weekly drop in more than a month. Hurricane Nate str...   [ continue reading...]

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Uber Takes a Hit in London

In today’s neoliberal world, colossally lucrative enterprises, making their originators some of the wealthiest people on earth, exist in a realm that can...   [ continue reading...]

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Who Tells Your Story? A Netflix Doc Has Ignited Debate Over Who Owns LGBT History

On Friday, David France’s award-winning film, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, began streaming on Netflix. It is a stirring piece of art that...   [ continue reading...]

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Richard Thaler’s Nobel Should Nudge Economists to Think More About Ethics

The Modi government could have drawn upon behavioural economics to curb the use of cash in India without enacting demonetisation and its accompanying disruption...   [ continue reading...]

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To Oust "Hawkish, Centrist" Feinstein, Progressives Push for Primary Challenge

Jessica Corbett, staff writer"After 47 years in elected office and 25 years in the Senate," Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) says, "she continues to cling to office as...   [ continue reading...]

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UK Reaffirms Commitment to Iran Nuclear Deal in Call With Trump

Britain and the US are two of eight signatories to the deal, along with Iran, China, France, Russia, Germany and the EU. The post UK Reaffirms Commitment to Ira...   [ continue reading...]

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Catalonia: Past and Future

The battle around the October 1 independence referendum — called by the Catalan parliament but banned by Spain’s highest court — has become on...   [ continue reading...]

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"Partisan" Gerrymandering Is Still About Race

The Wisconsin voting rights case before the Supreme Court has been cast as the definitive test of whether partisan gerrymandering is permitted by the Constituti...   [ continue reading...]

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Saffron setback

Across campuses, students reject the brand of divisive and conservative politics practised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. By DIVYA TRIVEDI   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Admin to Rollback Obama's Clean Power Plan

EPA head Scott Pruitt's decision has been called a handout to profit-driven polluters that sacrifices the future of the planet   [ continue reading...]

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