11 October 2017

All the news for 11 October 2017 [ 241 news items | Now showing page 1 of 13 ]

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‘Victoria & Abdul’, Intriguing but Uni-Dimensional

Even with its flaws, Victoria & Abdul is a sweet reaffirmation of how similar we are, regardless of skin colour, language or ethnicity. The post ‘Vic...   [ continue reading...]

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I Am Not a Monster - Issue 53: Monsters

Cephalopods loom large in our cultural mythos. Their long, sucking arms, large, unblinking eyes, and the sheer size of species like the giant squid have creeped...   [ continue reading...]

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Confucian ancestor worship

Confucius’ philosophy of ‘filial piety’ – a fervent respect for one’s parents and ancestors – is still central to Chinese so...   [ continue reading...]

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Dispatch From the Front Lines of Puerto Rico in a Post-Maria World

This piece was originally published by Latino Rebels on October 9, 2017. You can access the original story here. One Day in the Life of a (Hurricane Mar&iacute...   [ continue reading...]

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Ending a Civil War

After a decade of disunity between the two feuding Palestinian political parties, Hamas and Fatah have launched a reconciliation process. The deal would involve...   [ continue reading...]

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Why I'm going to the UN to fight for the victims of Fukushima

I used to live in Fukushima, with my husband and our child. Our village was set in beautiful countryside. We lived in a fantastic natural environment, with...   [ continue reading...]

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In Historic Step, Banking Giant Cuts Ties With Tar Sands

Greenpeace's Keith Stewart discusses the huge step by BNP Paribas to move away from tar sands and divest from 'the dirtiest project on the planet'   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for October 11, 2017

California: Wildfire from Death Toll Hits 17; Blocks Reduced to Ashes, Puerto Rico: Health System in Dire Condition, 3 Weeks After Hurricane Maria, Officials: T...   [ continue reading...]

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Why We Can’t Rule Out Bigfoot - Issue 53: Monsters

I recently got an email from an anthropologist commenting on a new report in the Proceedings of the Royal Society. The topic of that report was Bigfoot—or...   [ continue reading...]

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Russia Before 1917: Imperial Schemes, Doomed Royals and Young Marxists

The Russian Revolution, which celebrates its 100 year anniversary this year, changed the world. It's development and contested history is the topic of China Mi&...   [ continue reading...]

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The IMF and Climate Change: Three Things Christine Lagarde Can Do to Cement Her Legacy on Climate

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and climate change do not often appear in the same headline together. Indeed, environmental issues have been, at most, per...   [ continue reading...]

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Interpreting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C Temperature Limit

In a commentary paper for the journal Geophysical Research Letters, we show that the temperature limits in the Paris Agreement should be understood as chan...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Is Signaling an Unprecedented Right Turn on Foreign Policy

From his feud with Bob Corker to his plans to renege on the Iran deal, Trump's mood swings mean a dangerous new era of foreign policy.   [ continue reading...]

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The death of languages

Endangered languages have sentimental value, it's true, but are there good philosophical reasons to preserve them?By Rebecca RoacheRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Russiagate: The Lie Implodes

Russiagate: The Lie Implodes Authors Glen Ford glen Wed, 10/11/2017 - 23:53...   [ continue reading...]

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History Blinded by Anti Socialism: Ken Burns’ Vietnam

It’s not surprising that an Americana-obsessed filmmaker botched a history of the Vietnam War. National pride doesn’t mesh with the Empire’s l...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Targets Hezbollah, and ISIS May Benefit

The Trump administration is offering a bounty on two Hezbollah leaders and making unfounded warnings of a potential attack by the group "on the homeland." Autho...   [ continue reading...]

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The Rise of MaBaTha - Extreme Buddhist Nationalism in Myanmar

Extreme Buddhist nationalist positions including hate speech and violence are on the rise in Myanmar. Rather than ineffective bans on broad-based groups like th...   [ continue reading...]

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Protect the Dreamers, but Don't Fall for an E-Verify "Compromise"

Democratic leaders working with Trump to protect DACA recipients may be unwilling to fund a border wall, but they seem open to concessions on E-Verify -- a syst...   [ continue reading...]

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Forget ‘Columbus Day’ – this is the Day of Indigenous Resistance

By Leyli Horna, Marcela Terán and Sebastián Ordonez for Wretched of the Earth   [ continue reading...]

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