05 January 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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Religious concessions in Saudi Arabia

Wahhabi clerics will adapt (a little) and work round Muhammad Bin Salman's intention to modernise his kingdom, as they have done in the past. Does the rapid ris...   [ 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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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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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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Education Becoming a Market for Leveraging Profits

Education Becoming a Market for Leveraging Profits seema Fri, 01/05/2018 - 19:47 Saikat Ghosh and Nandita Narain talk about the three tier educatio...   [ 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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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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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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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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Survey: America Doesn't Want Empire—It Wants to Have a Functioning Country

Click here for reuse options! As Congress faces another deadline to pass its 2018's budget, its spending and public...   [ 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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Obstruction Evidence Mounts as Critics Say Trump Move to Stop Sessions Recusal 'Screams of Guilt'

Jake Johnson, staff writerIn a revelation viewed by some lawmakers and legal experts as yet more evidence that President Donald Trump has obstructed justice, th...   [ 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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‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’ Episode 176: Why Is PM Modi Afraid of Press Conferences?

Vinod Dua discusses why PM Modi has not held even a single press conference in his term. The post ‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’ Episode 176: Why Is PM Modi...   [ continue reading...]

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5 economic issues to mobilise around in 2018

2018 is set to be a year of change. With so much at stake, what are the most important issues to mobilise around?&...   [ continue reading...]

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