06 December 2017

All the news for 06 December 2017 [ 230 news items | Now showing page 1 of 12 ]

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Two Months After Nation's Deadliest Mass Shooting, GOP House Passes 'Dangerous' Bill to Undermine Local Gun Control Laws

Julia Conley, staff writerGun control advocates denounced a House vote Wednesday approving major legislation which will allow gun owners to carry licensed conce...   [ continue reading...]

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Challenging the Neoliberalism at the Root of Trump's Authoritarianism

Donald Trump's election marked a perilous watershed for the descent of democracy in the United States into authoritarianism. Not only is the public in peril, it...   [ continue reading...]

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EU Making Aid Efforts More Inclusive

(Brussels, December 7, 2017) – The European Union is taking important steps to ensure that EU-funded humanitarian assistance reaches people with disabilit...   [ continue reading...]

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Saleh’s Unjust End to an Unjust Rule

Expand Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh gestures to supporters as he arrives to...   [ continue reading...]

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Did Sean Spicer Violate a Court Order Barring Republicans From Suppressing Votes?

In 1981, during a campaign for governor in New Jersey, the Republican National Committee launched a “Ballot Security Task Force” that sent sample ba...   [ continue reading...]

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Activists Vow to Fight After Supreme Court Allows Enforcement of Muslim Ban

Appeals to the ban drag on while families live in fear. Rama Issa-Ibrahim, the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY), wa...   [ continue reading...]

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Daniel Ellsberg Reveals He Was a Nuclear War Planner, Warns of Nuclear Winter & Global Starvation

Could tension between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un bring us to the brink of nuclear war? As tensions ramp up, we discuss what nuclear war...   [ continue reading...]

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Argentinian Government Bans Civil Society Organizations From Attending Upcoming WTO Ministerial Meeting

The World Trade Organization (WTO), the multilateral global trade body that has almost all countries as members, has been eyeing an expansion of its work on dig...   [ continue reading...]

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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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Don Jr. Refuses to Disclose Russia Conversation With Father

Donald Trump’s eldest son spent several hours under the klieg lights today testifying in front of the House Intelligence Committee. But he didn’t sa...   [ continue reading...]

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Republican Politicians Got Away With Ridiculous Claims to Defend Their Tax Bill -- and It's Trump's Fault

Donald Trump has paved the way for Republicans to get away with statements that are nearly as outrageous as his own. Take the shameless claims the Republic...   [ continue reading...]

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Whistleblower Says Mike Flynn Planned to Rip Up Russia Sanctions to Help His Friends

Rep. Elijah Cummings wrote a letter today saying that he had recently spoken to a whistleblower who has agreed to talk to the House Oversight Committee. The New...   [ continue reading...]

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Prospects Brightening for Redistricting Reform

Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP Voters line up to cast ballots at Richmond Public Library on November 7, 2017 Republicans had s...   [ 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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Exclusive Photos Contradict Coal CEO’s Claim He Had Nothing To Do with Rick Perry’s Coal Bailout

“I DIDN'T HAVE ANY INVOLVEMENT” in the drafting of a controversial new Department of Energy (DOE) rule subsidizing coal and nuclear plants, e...   [ 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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“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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Why Trump's Jerusalem Decision Is Dangerous as Hell

Trump's decision is deliberately provocative, reckless and a danger to our national security. Trump's plan to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israe...   [ continue reading...]

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The 5 Most Shocking Things About How Weinstein Got Away With It

Unbelievable new details about the producer’s web of co-conspirators hit the New York Times. The mounting allegations against movie producer Ha...   [ continue reading...]

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Who’s to blame? The internet on the defendant's bench

Seeking to unravel what is behind a change in public sentiment towards the internet, this series begins with inter...   [ continue reading...]

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