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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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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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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Defeating the deadly diarrhea

Diarrhea is one of the leading causes of child mortality in our country. Reasonably priced vaccines backed by the government are now available to help stop this...   [ 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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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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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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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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African Activist Slams Trump for Reversing Ban on Elephant Trophies from Hunts in Zimbabwe & Zambia

The Trump administration will allow American trophy hunters to import the bodies of elephants they kill in Zimbabwe and Zambia, reversing a ban put in place by...   [ 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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Netanyahu uses Iranian earthquake to praise Israeli ‘humanity’ and denounce Iranian ‘hatred’

The tag team of Benjamin Netanyahu and former US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro springs into action on Iranian earthquake. "Our humanity is greater than their...   [ 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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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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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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How the U.S. Exports Militarized Violence

Gaspar Sánchez and Veronica Morris-Moore are young organizers from Honduras and Chicago, respectively. Gaspar is a leader of the Civil Council of Popular...   [ continue reading...]

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Will Washington State Pass the Nation’s First Carbon Tax?

Last November, some environmentalists in Washington state went to the polls hoping voters would back an initiative creating the nation’s first tax on carb...   [ 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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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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Robert Reich: The GOP Tax Bill Is Everything That’s Wrong With Our Democracy

Selling the Trump-Republican tax plan should be awkward for an administration that has made patriotism its central theme. That’s because patriotism isn&r...   [ continue reading...]

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