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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Jewish Historical Society channels Joe McCarthy, and cancels JVP event on Balfour

The American Jewish Historical Society in New York was set to host a discussion later this month of the Balfour Declaration by civil rights lawyer Robert Herbst...   [ 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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The Scale of Pentagon Waste Boggles the Mind, But Congress Keeps Giving Them More

If any other public agency had blown hundreds of billions of dollars, Congress would hold hearings. If it's the Pentagon, it gets $80 billion more.   [ continue reading...]

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For Children in War, Some Good News amidst a Grim Picture

Expand Child soldiers put down their guns in a disarmament and release ceremony i...   [ 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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Catalunya: Facing Two Bad Options, Choose the Third : On the Showdown between Spain and Catalunya

As the Spanish and Catalan governments face off, jockeying for position, how should we take sides? We’ve translated another text from anarchists on the Iberian...   [ continue reading...]

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Democrats Want Proof That Trump Consulted With Military Leaders on Transgender Ban

When President Donald Trump tweeted over the summer that he would ban transgender service members from the military, he claimed to have made the decision with i...   [ continue reading...]

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Sanders: To Lift "Outrageous" Burden of Student Debt, Implement Tuition-Free College for All

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd at a health care rally in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2017. (Photo: Edward Kimmel) Truthout combats corporate power by br...   [ 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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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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Recordings Capture Brutal FBI Tactics to Recruit a Potential Informant

By recording his encounters with the federal agents harassing him, Jabar Ali Refaie effectively ran a one-man counterintelligence program against the FBI. The p...   [ 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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Globally Girls Struggle for Rights

What does child marriage mean for girls’ lives? And why does child marriage persist? (New York) – C...   [ 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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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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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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How Private Equity Killed Toys “R” Us

Since Toys “R” Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in late September there has been much speculation as to what, or who, is to blame for the iconic t...   [ 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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