05 January 2018

All the news for 05 January 2018 [ 183 news items | Now showing page 1 of 10 ]

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The Biggest Secret: James Risen on Life as a NY Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror

We spend the hour with former New York Times reporter James Risen, who left the paper in August to join The Intercept as senior national security correspondent....   [ continue reading...]

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Iranians Can Do Without Bill Kristol’s Solidarity

While the rest of us were celebrating, the Iranian people rang in the new year with a nearly weeklong series of nationwide anti-government protests against corr...   [ continue reading...]

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How the whalers of Moby-Dick could help put humans on Mars

In the 45 years since the Apollo 17 astronauts placed the last boot prints on the Moon, Mars has loomed as the next target for human exploration of the solar sy...   [ continue reading...]

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A Brief History of Environmentalism

"The goal of life is living in agreement with nature."- Zeno ~ 450 BC (from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers)Awareness of our delicate relations...   [ continue reading...]

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Skylight: more than meets the eye

Even if you’re able to escape light pollution on a clear night, your view of the Milky Way is still obscured by the Earth’s atmosphere and, of cours...   [ continue reading...]

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Jeff Sessions' Threatens New War on Weed and Both Sides of the Aisle Fire Back

The attorney general may have done us a favor by heightening the contradictions of federal marijuana prohibition. With his announcement that he is freein...   [ continue reading...]

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The War on Drugs Is an Abject Failure. Jeff Sessions Just Ramped It Up.

The U.S. tide is clearly turning in favor of marijuana decriminalization. Twenty-nine states and Washington, D.C. have legalized medical marijuana. On January 1...   [ continue reading...]

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2018 Brings No End to Violence Against Rohingya as Refugees Continue to Flee to Bangladesh

This week, Rohingya refugees were still arriving in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – the New Year bringing no end to the reports of violence and fears, whi...   [ continue reading...]

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Toby Young: may contain offensive material

The views of Toby Young have no place in society, let alone education. Sack him now, argues Judy Cox   [ continue reading...]

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Getting to 350: What It Will Take to Fix Global Warming

In 2017, scientists for the first time spelled out what it will take to curb global warming this century -- and curbing fossil fuels will no longer suffice. To...   [ continue reading...]

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Here's What Happened When I Tried to Rescue Piglets From a Factory Farm

Click here for reuse options! One piglet is now safe at a sanctuary, but we had to leave the rest behind in pig pur...   [ continue reading...]

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5 Facts That Should Leave You Queasy About Michele Bachmann's Possible Run for Senate

Click here for reuse options! Let's hope we've seen the last of this Koch toady and virulent Islamophobe. The p...   [ continue reading...]

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Dalits Attacked in Mumbai and Guntur Seriously Injured and Hospitalised

Dalits Attacked in Mumbai and Guntur Seriously Injured and Hospitalised Prabir Fri, 01/05/2018 - 20:22   [ continue reading...]

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North and South Korea Ready to Talk, but is Trump in the Way?

North and South Korea Ready to Talk, but is Trump in the Way? seema Sat, 01/06/2018 - 15:29 Following more belligerence from President Trump's Twit...   [ continue reading...]

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Women do the heavy lifting

France's last government promised hardship points so workers could retire earlier. But Macron has narrowed the criteria and risks for women are still ignored. B...   [ continue reading...]

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India 1992-2019: A Future History of the Hindutva Years

Meha Dhondiyal Khanduri | Excerpt from The Future History of India, (First Published @2117, Accessed from National Archives via the time machine) The post India...   [ continue reading...]

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US Ambassador Discusses Pakistan Aid Cut With India

Indian officials cautiously optimistic that there is now greater willingness in Washington to follow through on their threat to cut assistance to Pakistan The p...   [ continue reading...]

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7 Acts of Native Resistance They Don't Teach in School

It is irresponsible to teach the tragedies without also teaching the resistance movements that oppose colonial violence. The history of people indigenous...   [ continue reading...]

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Children's Health Insurance Program Set for Five-Year Extension

(Photo: UW Health) Congress appears poised to finally ensure that millions of kids who rely on the federal government for healthcare won't have to depend on th...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump returns to the old isolationism

US foreign policy cycles often go between interventionist expansionism and retreat to disengagement. Trump is no different, except he doesn't conceal it. The co...   [ continue reading...]

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