17 November 2017

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

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Venezuela Opposition Leader Antonio Ledezma Flees to Colombia

Ledezma said he had gone past 29 police and army controls during a clandestine, overland journey that he kept secret from his loved ones. The post Venezuela Opp...   [ 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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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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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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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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Bayou Bridge Pipeline Opponents File to Intervene in Hearing for Private Security Firm in Louisiana

Press conference on November 9, 2017, at the Louisiana State Capitol. (Photo: Julie Dermansky) Truthout takes zero advertising money -- instead we rely on read...   [ continue reading...]

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Pentagon's Latest Waste of Taxpayer Money as US Navy Pilots Draw Huge Penis in the Sky

Common Dreams staff"Perfect end to a week about men doing disgusting things to women."   [ 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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Families as pawns: Israel pressures Palestinians into exile through foreign spouse visas

Israel is in charge of giving foreign spouses in the West Bank visas, a power these spouses say has been increasingly abused. They described being issued ever-s...   [ 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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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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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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Cambodia: Supreme Court Dissolves Democracy

Expand Police officers stand guard at the Supreme Court during a hearing to decide whether...   [ 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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A Seminal Moment for the International Criminal Court (ICC)

World Cant Wait | November 17, 2017 Attorney Marjorie Cohn reminds us that despite the American Service-Members Protection Act, U.S. officials are not immu...   [ 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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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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Tell Hindu Girls That Muslim Men are ‘Terrorists’, and Other ‘Lessons’ from an RSS-backed ‘Hindu’ Fair

Jaipur's district education office made it compulsory for lakhs of children from government schools to attend the event where Hindutva outfits spread propaganda...   [ 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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Video: Living Under Fire

Over half of the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank has been declared an active military “firing zone” by the Israeli army. The Israeli militar...   [ continue reading...]

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