08 December 2017

All the news for 08 December 2017 [ 203 news items | Now showing page 1 of 11 ]

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Climate Change gives California’s Wildfire Season an Unwelcome Boost

Ferocious wildfires are raging across Southern California, destroying hundreds of homes adorned with holiday decorations and forcing thousands of residents...   [ continue reading...]

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New Conservative Argument: Climate Change Is So Awesome, You Guys

(Photo: Chase Dekker Wild-Life Images / Getty Images) This masterpiece of unintended satire has opened a window into our future. These people will fight as har...   [ continue reading...]

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Saving Private Enterprise: Director Jacob Kornbluth on His New Robert Reich Film

After their critically acclaimed 2013 documentary, Inequality for All, Jacob Kornbluth and Robert Reich reunited to make Saving Capitalism, which explores the...   [ continue reading...]

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Are university admissions biased?

Simpson’s paradox is a statistical phenomenon in which a trend appears in small data sets, but differs or reverses when those sets are combined into a lar...   [ continue reading...]

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Lawmakers Demand Transparency and Restrictions on FBI Spying Powers

Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act sunsets in three weeks. The statute's expiration could curtail the ability of intelligence and law enforcement agencies t...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Is on His Way to Corrupting American Democracy Beyond Repair

It turns out, most despots are not only twisted, but also incompetent. The following is an adapted excerpt from the new book The Despot's Apprentice: Dona...   [ continue reading...]

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Samsung: on the wrong side of history

After years of global mobilisation, movement building and courageous people-powered actions, the tide is turning away from fossil fuels and towards renewable en...   [ continue reading...]

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Urban poor lack a roof over their head

Looking into what’s happening in the State of Karnataka, Kathyayini Chamaraj discusses the housing needs and rights of the urban poor.   [ continue reading...]

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Comment | Occupation, Dispossession, Apartheid: These are the realities unmasked by Trump’s Jerusalem speech

The essential message Trump wanted to deliver to the world was that it was time to accept reality. It is indeed, but not in the way he suggests, writes Ben Jama...   [ continue reading...]

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Stop boycotting SeaWorld if you care about marine conservation

In 2010, the death of Dawn Brancheau, a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando, focused attention on the entertainment groups’ orca (or killer whale) shows. The subs...   [ continue reading...]

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Mythbusting Britain First - 5 things you need to know

Since Donald Trump retweeted three videos from Britain First last week, the far right organisation has received a...   [ continue reading...]

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Massive worldwide Rallies Condemn US, Courtesy Trump Jerusalem Call

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Ayat Ahmad reports for Elbalad (Beirut, liberal) that Friday saw huge, angry demonstrations against the Unit...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s FCC Is About to Bid Farewell to the Internet as We Know It

On November 21, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman and Trump appointee Ajit Pai announced that the agency will vote December 14  on whether t...   [ continue reading...]

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Governors and Federal Agencies Are Blocking Nearly 1,300 Accounts on Facebook and Twitter

by Leora Smith and Derek Kravitz Amanda Farber still doesn’t know why Maryland Gov. Larry...   [ continue reading...]

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Just How Right-Wing Is Eastern Europe?

For starters, it's the birthplace of Trumpism. He was a rich businessman, an outspoken outsider with a love of conspiracy theories. And he was a populist...   [ continue reading...]

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Cow-Related Hate Crimes Peaked in 2017, 86% of Those Killed Muslim

Ninety-seven percent of all incidents have occurred over the last three years since the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed power in May 2014. The pos...   [ continue reading...]

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Hariri's Unresignation is Saudi's Latest Failure

The unresignation of Saad Hariri shows that Saudi Arabia's recent meddling in Lebanon has only strengthened its rival Iran, says professor and journalist Rami K...   [ continue reading...]

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Beyond the scandal: what is Ukraine’s new education law really about?

After three years of discussion, Ukraine has adopted a new framework law on education. It’s only caused more...   [ continue reading...]

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Rohingya Refugees: The Woes of Women (Part Two)

In this special series of reports, IPS journalists travel to the border region between Bangladesh and Myanmar to speak with Rohingya refugees, humanitarian work...   [ continue reading...]

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One Palestinian killed, hundreds injured during protests in West Bank, Gaza

Protests came to a head across the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip on Friday, as Palestinians took the streets against U.S. President Donald Trump's recent re...   [ continue reading...]

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