02 January 2018

All the news for 02 January 2018 [ 203 news items | Now showing page 1 of 11 ]

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The Logic Puzzle You Can Only Solve with Your Brightest Friend - Facts So Romantic

You have to cleverly build “common knowledge” to solve this lethal riddle.WikicommonsYou’ve been caught snooping around a spooky graveyard wit...   [ continue reading...]

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The non-binary brain

Misogynists are fascinated by the idea that human brains are biologically male or female. But they’ve got the science wrongBy Emily WillinghamRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Rising Seas: Artists visualize to this crisis

Peter Kuper, Tjeerd Royaards, Zoe Matthiessen As climate change progresses we enter a new landscape. The post Rising Seas: Artists visualize to this crisis app...   [ continue reading...]

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Whence comes nihilism, the uncanniest of all guests?

Friedrich Nietzsche was most famously concerned with the problem of nihilism. All societies, in his view, rely on implicit value judgments. If the foundations o...   [ continue reading...]

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Welfare “Reform” Might Be the Next Big Republican Push

In theory, the budget reconciliation process was intended to be used for passing budgets. But you only get one of them per year, and Republicans used reconcilia...   [ continue reading...]

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Critical Issues to Watch in 2018

Martin Khor is Executive Director of the South Centre, a think tank for developing countries, based in GenevaThe post Critical Issues to Watch in 2018 appeared...   [ continue reading...]

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NATO Defense Spending Started Increasing Three Years Ago

Susan Glasser has a long piece in Politico today about Donald Trump’s foreign policy, and it’s about what you’d expect: pretty much everyone o...   [ continue reading...]

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"Working People Are the Real Experts on Their Lives": How a Grassroots Group in North Carolina Is Fighting Trump's Betrayal

North Carolina's working poor thought they were being listened to -- now they feel betrayed and duped, say Down Home North Carolina organizers. The organization...   [ continue reading...]

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Tweeting About Size of His "Nuclear Button," Trump Disrupts Peace Effort With "Childish" Threat

(Image: NurPhoto / Getty Images) Truthout won't back down from taking Trump and his cronies to task. Click here to support journalism that holds those in power...   [ continue reading...]

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The WannaCry Cyberattack: What the Evidence Says and Why the Trump Administration Blames North Korea  

On December 19, in a Wall Street Journal editorial that drew much attention, Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert asserted that North Korea was “directly...   [ continue reading...]

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Two Catalonias

The Catalan elections on December 21 were meant to mark the end of Spain’s constitutional crisis. After an unofficial referendum; the arrest of prominent...   [ continue reading...]

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Silence on thermal plants

ON December 7, one month after concerns resurfaced about the national capital becoming a “gas chamber” owing to air pollution, a group of civil soci...   [ continue reading...]

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2017: A Banner Year for Corporate Mergers, Which Further Deepens Inequality 

GREGORY WILPERT: The year 2017 is turning out to be another banner year for the centralization of capital, that is, according to an article in the Financial Tim...   [ continue reading...]

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A resounding no

Despite the arm-twisting tactics employed by the Trump administration, the U.N. General Assembly votes 128 to 9 against the U.S.’ recognition of Jerusalem...   [ continue reading...]

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'Literally Insane': Trump Takes Credit for Absence of Fatal Commercial Airline Crashes in 2017

Common Dreams staffWhile Trump took personal credit for the historically low statistics, Adrian Young, senior aviation consultant for To70, told The Independent...   [ continue reading...]

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Our swadeshi McCarthy

Modi’s divisive politics and hateful rhetoric during the final phase of the campaign for the Gujarat elections have profound legal, moral and political im...   [ continue reading...]

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From Swamp to Cesspool

“In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country,...   [ continue reading...]

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Are We Decoupling? (Not Really, but Happy 2018 Anyway!)

“Decoupling”: are we really so smart that we can do more with less? Apparently not: we can paint things in green, but it is not the same thing. But...   [ continue reading...]

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Iranians have given up on reforms

When hundreds of people took to the streets on Thursday 28 December in Mashhad, Iran's second largest city, to protest against economic woes and government corr...   [ continue reading...]

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Behind the bars

I am a pilgrim far from home,A wanderer like Mars,And thought my wanderings ne'er should come,So fixed behind the bars!In 1910, after a 1,200-mile journey on fo...   [ continue reading...]

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