17 November 2017

All the news for 17 November 2017 [ 210 news items | Now showing page 1 of 11 ]

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As Sitharaman Defends Rafale Deal, Congress Asks BJP to Properly Refute Allegations

The defence minister clarified that not "a single procedure was violated" during the purchase and that when the Modi government came to power, “the situat...   [ continue reading...]

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"Keep It in the Ground": As COP23 Ends, Activists Protest at Europe's Largest Open-Pit Coal Mine

Throughout the United Nations climate summit in Bonn, Germany, activists have been protesting against fossil fuels. Early this morning, Democracy Now! drove abo...   [ continue reading...]

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When I help you, I also help myself: on being a cosmopolitan

One of the axioms of modern morality is that there is an inevitable tension between altruism and selfishness. The more you focus your attention, energy and reso...   [ continue reading...]

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1953

The observational short documentary 1953 explores the rich sights and sounds that accompany the now esoteric process of caring for a 250-year-old Dutch windmill...   [ continue reading...]

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Key Architect of Paris Climate Accord: "We Cannot Combat Climate Change with More Coal"

For more on the final assessment of this year's U.N. climate summit, we speak with one of the key architects of the landmark 2015 Paris climate deal, Manuel Pul...   [ continue reading...]

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Republicans Want to Pay for Tax Cuts by Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski advanced a resolution this week that would open the pristine Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling to help pay for...   [ continue reading...]

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True climate leadership still missing

The world is moving ahead without Trump - but not as fast and decisively as needed. Another round of climate negotiations is over. And, like last year, Pre...   [ continue reading...]

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Journalism Made Possible Because of the Freedom of Information Act

by Logan Jaffe If the Freedom of Information Act were a person, who would it be? That’s a...   [ continue reading...]

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The student fightback against cuts is just beginning

Those who claim protesting doesn't work don't understand what protest is for. We are building a movement for change, argues Clare Solomon   [ continue reading...]

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Financing Will Continue to be Key Issue in Battling Climate Change

“The Bonn climate talks were foundational, paving the way to finalize the rules that underpin the Paris Agreement next year and setting the stage for coun...   [ continue reading...]

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In-depth: IEA Predicts Rise of Cheap Renewables and China’s Move away from Coal

The global energy system is in a state of flux. Renewables are experiencing rapid deployment and steep pricefalls. A growing portion of global energy is provide...   [ continue reading...]

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Investigation Reveals US-Led Bombings in Iraq Kill 31 Times More Civilians Than Reported

Jessica Corbett, staff writerNew York Times reporters uncovered "consistent failure by the coalition to investigate claims properly or to keep records...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’, Episode 152: Moody’s Upgrade and Media Freedom

Vinod Dua discusses the politics of credit ratings and PM Modi's statement on the National Press Day. The post ‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’, Episode 152: M...   [ continue reading...]

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DHS Official Who Made Islamophobic Comments Resigns. Another Remains in a Senior Role.

On Thursday, CNN reported that Rev. Jamie Johnson, a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security, had once said that Islam had given the world only &...   [ continue reading...]

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A Small Town in Pennsylvania Has Been Ripped Apart by a New Gas Plant

This story was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity in collaboration with StateImpact Pennsylvania.  The biggest new natural-gas power p...   [ continue reading...]

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Republicans Confirm Yet Again That Their Promises Are Worthless

Another lesson learned today: never give Republicans the benefit of the doubt. It’s not as if I make a habit of this, but every once in a while I go soft....   [ continue reading...]

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Is This the Most Radical Mayor in America?

D.D. Guttenplan Chokwe Antar Lumumba has an audacious plan to make Jackson, Mississippi, the “most radical city on the planet.” The post Is This th...   [ continue reading...]

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Down Might Be Worse Than Out

On November 13, the US Supreme Court threw out a case that would have ended public-sector unions entirely. Unlike Janus v AFSCME — the other anti-union ca...   [ continue reading...]

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Revenge Is a Rotten Way to Run a Country

President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. (Photo: SAU...   [ continue reading...]

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Moody’s Boost to Modi: What We Should and Shouldn’t Celebrate

The old rating of Baa3 has really not come in the way of either more foreign investment or higher foreign borrowing. So, is the celebration a little overdone? T...   [ continue reading...]

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