08 December 2017

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators Should Encourage Independent Ethics Investigations In Its Draft Constitution

The news about cricket administration in India appears similar to that of a family-run business being dragged, kicking and screaming, towards professional manag...   [ continue reading...]

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Traffic Pollution Puts Unborn Babies’ Health at Risk: Study

Increases in traffic-related air pollutants were associated with 2-6% increased odds of low birth weight and 1-3% increased odds of being small for gestational...   [ continue reading...]

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A memory buried under the debris of Babri

The demolition of the Babri mosque led to the end of peaceful co-existence between Muslims and Hindus in Rutuja Deshmukh Wakankar's town. She looks back on the...   [ continue reading...]

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An A to Z of Theory | Hakim Bey: Chaos, altered consciousness, and peak experiences

In the third essay of his series on Hakim Bey, Andrew Robinson explores the role of peak experience and altered consciousness in ontological anarchism. He...   [ 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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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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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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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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