04 January 2018

All the news for 04 January 2018 [ 268 news items | Now showing page 1 of 14 ]

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James Risen, the New York Times and the Sliming of Wen Ho Lee

In an extraordinary essay for The Intercept, former New York Times reporter James Risen discloses how the nation’s most self-aggrandizing newspaper suppre...   [ continue reading...]

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Ghosts in the Propaganda Machine

Is this what online journalism looks like in the era of Russiagate fever? A fake writer (read Alice Donovan) catfishes CounterPunch and a dozen other onlin...   [ continue reading...]

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Cruelty and Suffering Billed as “Religion”

Once again, ritual slaughter is being debated in Europe. Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, other European countries an...   [ continue reading...]

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Winter’s watch

‘It’s the great waiting of winter ... hulking there and biding its time until life comes back.’A meditation on the appeals and challenges of s...   [ continue reading...]

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Iran: Bread. Jobs. Freedom.

zanjan-dec-30-2017.png We are publishing this dispatch direct f...   [ continue reading...]

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Bhima Koregaon and the Dalits’ Never-Ending Search for a Nation

Over the past few days, Maharashtra has observed the pent-up rage of a community that is still struggling to establish its legitimate claim in India’s his...   [ continue reading...]

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I’ve Sent Out 1,018 Open Records Requests, and This is What I’ve Learned

by Sandhya Kambhampati If you want to know how much money the city of Chicago spends on holiday...   [ continue reading...]

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Fearing More Violence After Bhima Koregoan Brutality, Dalits Flee Their Homes

As tensions continue to simmer in the aftermath of the Bhima Koregoan violence, Dalits in the area are fleeing to safer environs. The post Fearing More Violenc...   [ continue reading...]

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This Is Why Understanding Space Is So Hard - Facts So Romantic

The overwhelming success of Einstein’s theory was the final blow for Newton’s absolute space—but without absolute space, we continue to strugg...   [ continue reading...]

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Mapping a world from hell: how 76 countries became embroiled in Washington’s war on terror

More than 16 years after the 'liberation' of Afghanistan, the war on terror is a remarkably global phenomenon...   [ continue reading...]

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Farinelli on the Great White Way

Farinelli was perhaps the biggest and brightest star of his or any other time, and so it’s only right that at the ripe old age of 312 he has finally made...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Is Gone, But Scrutiny Will Continue

by Jessica Huseman In an unexpected executive order on Wednesday night, President Donald Trump...   [ continue reading...]

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Tension Along Manipur Border After Myanmar Army’s Demolition Drive on No Man’s Land

With no clear-cut demarcation of the boundary between India and Myanmar, disputes over alleged encroachment of land have surfaced between villagers on both side...   [ continue reading...]

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Norway Halts Weapons Sales in Yemen War, Citing Humanitarian Crisis, as US & Britain Continue Supply

Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday the country will stop supplying weapons and ammunition to the United Arab Emirates, citing "great concern" o...   [ continue reading...]

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Watch: Bhima Koregaon Violence and the Dalit Movement in Maharashtra

In conversation with Harish Wankhede, assistant professor at Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University about the Bhima Koregaon violence. The po...   [ continue reading...]

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No, Bernie Sanders Tells Jeff Sessions, Marijuana Is Not the Same as Heroin

Common Dreams staffIn a terse response to news Thursday that President Donald Trump's Justice Department would rescind its hands-off policy regarding states tha...   [ continue reading...]

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Nawaz Sharif Threatens to Expose Pakistan Establishment’s ‘Behind the Curtain Activities’

The former Pakistani prime minister also urged self-reflection to understand the country's lack of credibility and acceptance at the international level. The po...   [ continue reading...]

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6 Things Trump Actually Deserves Credit For

With the glory also comes the blame, Donald. Donald Trump is not telekinetic. His brain may be a medical marvel, but for terrible reasons, not because he...   [ continue reading...]

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Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation - book review

A new collection of writing about poverty in the US shows that America is broken, but the answer is to join in the struggles on the streets, argues Elaine Graha...   [ continue reading...]

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US Suspends at Least $900 Million in Security Aid to Pakistan

The US State Department said the decision reflected the Trump administration's frustration that Pakistan has not done more against the Afghan Taliban and Haqqan...   [ continue reading...]

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