16 November 2017

All the news for 16 November 2017 [ 268 news items | Now showing page 1 of 14 ]

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Why We Need to Take Animal Cruelty Much More Seriously

On Nov. 5, Devin Patrick Kelley walked into a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, fired at least 450 rounds from his AR-15, and ended up killing 26 people and...   [ continue reading...]

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Black American Princess in Training

How a work of satire helped me embrace the stereotype. The post Black American Princess in Training appeared first on Guernica.   [ continue reading...]

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Tamil Nadu’s MGNREGA Workers Left in the Lurch Due to Delayed Wages, Unused Funds

In 2016-17, pending payments under the employment scheme in the state amounted to a whopping Rs 5,571 crore. The post Tamil Nadu’s MGNREGA Workers Left i...   [ continue reading...]

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Joseph Stiglitz: 'Trump Has Fascist Tendencies'

Nobel prize-winning economist on the threat from the US president, fairer globalisation – and whether Bernie Sanders would have won. Harry Truman on...   [ continue reading...]

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Do civilisations collapse?

The idea that the Maya or Easter Islanders experienced an apocalyptic end makes for good television but bad archaeologyBy Guy MiddletonRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Rejoicing in the Other and Celebrating Diversity Are Needed More than Ever to Address the Root-Causes of Intolerance

The Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim deplored the rise of xenophobia, bigotry...   [ continue reading...]

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Oil & water

‘I just wanna be normal, cos obviously normal I'm not.’In an east London garage, Darren, a mechanic, oscillates between the highs and lows of his re...   [ continue reading...]

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Zimbabwe in Limbo As Military Seizes Control & Places President Mugabe Under House Arrest

In Zimbabwe, longtime leader Robert Mugabe remains under house arrest and is reportedly refusing to resign as president after the country's military seized Parl...   [ continue reading...]

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Abrupt Climate Justice

As Robert Hunziker notes, it may be that “The only question going forward is whether climate change rapidly accelerates as an out of control defiant monst...   [ continue reading...]

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How Thomas Chandy’s Reluctant Resignation Pits CPI Against CPI(M) in Kerala

The raging debate of the widening gap between the two communist parties has cropped up once again with the recent developments in Thiruvananthapuram. The post H...   [ continue reading...]

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The Exile of Saad Hariri

When I heard that President Macron was ready to whisk Lebanon’s kidnapped prime minister to Paris with his family – victims of the gentlest hostage-...   [ continue reading...]

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Nigerian Environmental Activist: Displacement from Climate Change Contributed to Rise of Boko Haram

Broadcasting from the United Nations climate summit in Bonn, Germany, we speak with Nigerian environmental activist Nnimmo Bassey about global warming in Africa...   [ continue reading...]

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Jared Kushner Forgets Yet Another Russian Contact

The president’s son-in-law seems to have forgotten about something again: Jared Kushner received emails in September 2016 about WikiLeaks and about a &ldq...   [ continue reading...]

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Unrecognized Villages of Israel

Thousands of Arab Bedouins in Israel's Negev desert are denied power, water, sewage, and roads by the state. And their villages are under constant threat of dem...   [ continue reading...]

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Nehru – the Professor and the Revolutionary

The Comintern’s chosen name for Nehru was ‘The Professor’, an apt description given the breadth of his historical awareness. The post Nehru &n...   [ continue reading...]

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Russia Casts 10th Veto of UN Action on Syria

A resolution needs nine votes in favour and no vetoes by the US, France, Russia, Britain or China to be adopted. The post Russia Casts 10th Veto of UN Action o...   [ continue reading...]

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From Field to Fuel, There is an Easy Solution to India’s Air Pollution Problem

Gasification of rice straws can solve the problem of air pollution, and with it many others, if only the government was willing to employ it. The post From Fiel...   [ continue reading...]

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US Military and CIA Leaders May Be Investigated for War Crimes

A US Marine Corps V-22 Osprey aircraft prepares to land at forward operating base Nawa in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, 2010. (Image: Mass Communicati...   [ continue reading...]

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Time Will Tell if the New Vulnerabilities Equities Process Is a Step Forward for Transparency

The White House has released a new and apparently improved Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP), showing signs that there will be more transparency into the g...   [ continue reading...]

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No TAV: feeding the fire of resistance in northern Italy

The decades-old struggle of the No TAV movement in northern Italy is an inspiration to environmentalist and anti-capitalist movements worldwide.Read more   [ continue reading...]

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