04 January 2018

All the news for 04 January 2018 [ 266 news items | Now showing page 1 of 14 ]

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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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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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How a Small New England State is Becoming a Trailblazer in Democracy

Recently, I spoke with John Marion, the executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island, who, since 2008, has led the organization. He has successfully spearhea...   [ continue reading...]

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Economics is quantum

Money and brains are both quantum phenomena – so it's not surprising that economics is overdue for a quantum revolutionBy David OrrellRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Charter Schools Are Reshaping America’s Education System for the Worse

Michelle Chen High faculty turnover, high student attrition, and booming funding are making charters into the perfect weapon to destroy our public school syste...   [ 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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Donald Trump Lies About Everything, Including Steve Bannon

John Nichols It is absurd for the president to claim that “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency.” The post Donald Trump Lies Abo...   [ 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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Will India’s Rural Debt, Distress and Death Crisis Play a Role in 2018’s Eight Assembly Elections?

A key manifestation of the distress is rising rate at which farmers are committing suicides and its association with their inability to repay loans. The post Wi...   [ continue reading...]

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These Are the Real Causes of the Iran Protests

Trita Parsi Trump’s threats to kill the nuclear deal have inhibited investment, leading to continued economic distress—but it was the Iranian gover...   [ continue reading...]

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Time to Wake Up: Viewing the Protests From Inside Iran

One outcome of recent protests in Iran has been a blizzard of commentary. Poking their heads up are the “Iran experts” that sit in comfy squishy cha...   [ 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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Proposal by France's Macron to Ban "Fake News" Denounced as Recipe for Disaster

Jon Queally, staff writerFollowing a proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron for the government to be given sweeping powers to block online content deemed...   [ 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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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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Stop HDV: social housing, social cleansing and grassroots resistance

The campaign to stop privatisation of social housing in Haringey is a prominent example of effective grassroots resistance to council-backed social cleansing ex...   [ 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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Preventive Detention Continues Without Any Rules in J&K, RTI Reveals

Preventive Detention Continues Without Any Rules in J&K, RTI Reveals seema Thu, 01/04/2018 - 19:12   [ 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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Besa: Creating a Culture of Peace

Religious intolerance is at the core of many current conflicts worldwide. Creating a culture of peace, therefore, necessitates respect and cooperation among dif...   [ continue reading...]

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