06 December 2017

All the news for 06 December 2017 [ 229 news items | Now showing page 1 of 12 ]

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Touching the sky

At their best, daredevils rival philosophers and mystics in their exploration of human mortality and spiritBy Lary WallaceRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Parents Shouldn’t Spy on Their Kids - Issue 55: Trust

For the past two years, Mandie Snyder, an accountant near Spokane, Washington, has been “monitoring” her daughter. With a handy tech tool known as m...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Garbage Science Gets Published - Issue 55: Trust

In December 2014, the publisher Scientific Research issued a retraction notice for a paper that had appeared in its journal Health with the anodyne title &ldquo...   [ continue reading...]

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Six elements inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, meeting in Jeju until 9 December, today inscribed six new elements fro...   [ continue reading...]

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Everyone in the world should be taxed on their energy footprint

Technological advances and historically unprecedented income inequalities have raised living standards while enabling a new global elite to enjoy lifestyles mor...   [ continue reading...]

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MOCCAE, GGGI, Korean Embassy hold youth workshop on climate change adaptation

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MOCCAE, in cooperation with the Global Green Growth Institute, GGGI, and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, h...   [ continue reading...]

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In Thailand, Even a Facebook Post Can Land You in Prison

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth is, in short, exactly the sort of leader that Trump tends to admire.   [ continue reading...]

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Lake Ontario, a Quest for Hope

French philosopher Jean Vanier once wrote “Love is not to do things for people. It is not to tell people what to do. It is to reveal.” That is the g...   [ continue reading...]

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“Ending the genocide is not profitable”

Dr Maung Zarni, a UK-based Burmese genocide scholar and human rights activist who campaigns for the end of Myanmar genocide against Rohingyas, talks with The Da...   [ continue reading...]

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Nepal Hopes for Stability Ahead of Parliamentary and Provincial Assembly Elections

Both India are China are likely to be watching the results of Thursday's election closely. The post Nepal Hopes for Stability Ahead of Parliamentary and Provinc...   [ continue reading...]

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In Pictures/Video: Hundreds Arrested in Peaceful Protest as Thousands March Demanding 'Clean' Dream Act

Jessica Corbett, staff writerAs undocumented young people lose their temporary protected status and Republican lawmakers push for legislation that wou...   [ continue reading...]

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The Resulting Fallacy Is Ruining Your Decisions - Issue 55: Trust

Most poker players didn’t go to graduate school for cognitive linguistics. Then again, most poker players aren’t Annie Duke. After pursuing a psycho...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Branko Milanovic is Wrong about De-Growth

Branko Milanovic has written a blog post titled “The illusion of degrowth in a poor and unequal world.”  He penned it, he says, following a con...   [ continue reading...]

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Brazil's Corruption Scandal Ensnares Anti-Corruption Judge

New testimony in Brazil's on-going corruption investigations lays bare Judge Sergio Moro's conflict of interest and the possibility that he and his wife might h...   [ continue reading...]

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Clipping the Censor’s Wings

For years, the CBFC has been going far beyond its jurisdiction, acting as a so-called guardian of our morality and worldview. The post Clipping the Censor&rsquo...   [ continue reading...]

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“Migrants Deserve Dignity” says CIVICUS While Trump Pulls out of Proposed Migrant Compact

Continuing his “America First” approach, President Donald Trump has pulled the U.S. out of a proposed United Nations global compact seeking an agree...   [ continue reading...]

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Flynn Business Associate Hoped to Get Sessions to Support Russia-Related Nuclear Project

On Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) released a letter noting that his staff has spoken with a “whistleblower” who says that on the...   [ continue reading...]

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The New Abolitionist Model

Entry for an encyclopedia of feminism: The Sex Work Wars: Decades of acrimonious debate about the meaning of exchanging sex for money. Near-total disagreement a...   [ continue reading...]

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The Era of Walls: Greeting Climate-Change Victims With a Man-Made Dystopia

(Photo: Alan Levine; Edited: LW / TO)   In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassr...   [ continue reading...]

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Citing Sexual Harassment Allegations, Six Democratic Female Colleagues Call on Sen. Al Franken to Resign

Common Dreams staffIn the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and midconduct levied against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) over recent weeks, six of his Democra...   [ continue reading...]

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