08 January 2018

All the news for 08 January 2018 [ 227 news items | Now showing page 2 of 12 ]

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Macron: Europe's new Blair

Things have got so bad - with Brexit and the Tories - that the establishment long for the reincarnation of another unblemished Blair argues Brian Heron   [ continue reading...]

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Will Self-Driving Cars Usher in a Transportation Utopia or Dystopia?

Innovation visionaries say electric, self-driving, shared cars will soon revolutionize the way humans move about. But experts caution that unless this paradigm...   [ continue reading...]

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Investors Are Getting a Little Too Happy For My Taste

I don’t want to turn into a total Cassandra about the economy, but the Wall Street Journal isn’t providing me any comfort: December 13: Everyone is...   [ continue reading...]

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NATO’s Fraudulent War on Behalf of Women

In a recent Guardian article titled “Why NATO Must Defend Women’s Rights,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Soltenberg and Hollywood movie star Ang...   [ continue reading...]

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The Holy War of evangelical gang leaders in Brazil

The expression “evangelical drug trafficker” may sound incongruous, but in Rio de Janeiro, it is an in...   [ continue reading...]

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Birmingham and doing the work nobody else wants to do

The second of four excerpts from the forthcoming ‘Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham&rsq...   [ continue reading...]

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Post Bhima Koregaon Violence, Police Target Dalits Across Maharashtra; Minor Boys Worst Hit

'Instead of arresting those involved in terrorising our community, the police has been busy arresting our children,' said the uncle of a 14-year-old boy who was...   [ continue reading...]

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Activists Boycott Wendy's Over Treatment Of Women Tomato Pickers In Mexico

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) plans to hold a protest outside the offices of Nelson Peltz, board chair of Wendy   [ continue reading...]

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The Untimely Death of an Exiled Ethiopian Journalist

"His reward for having conscience in a country that criminalises it was torture & death in exile."   [ continue reading...]

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Donald Trump's Legal Team Has a Laughable Plan to Avoid an Interview with Robert Mueller

One U.S. attorney puts the odds of it working "between infinitesimally small and zero." President Donald Trump’s lawyers are mapping their strategy...   [ continue reading...]

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Chart of the Day: Donald Trump Has Lost a Lot of Support Among Republicans

Here’s a little more about my relative optimism over how America is doing in the Trump era. This chart, which doesn’t get nearly enough attention, s...   [ continue reading...]

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Why is US Cutting Aid to Pakistan?

President Trump began the year with a tweet denouncing Pakistan, and followed up by announcing a new reduction of U.S. aid. Junaid Ahmad, director of the Cente...   [ continue reading...]

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Policy Support Gap for “Climate-Smart” Agriculture

Conditioned that ploughing is the sure way to produce crops, Zimbabwean farmer Handrixious Zvomarima surprised himself by trying a different method. He planted...   [ continue reading...]

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Israel issues BDS blacklist against 20 organizations– ‘badge of honor,’ Munayyer says

Israel issued a blacklist of 20 organizations that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Among those barred entry are Code Pink, AFSC, A...   [ continue reading...]

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For Dalits, a new chapter

Earlier besieged by intra-movement conflicts, Dalit factions are coming together post-Bhima-Koregaon   [ continue reading...]

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Fire and Fury Signifies Nothing

Even if you haven’t read it, the takeaway from Michael Wolff’s tell-all about Donald Trump’s White House seems clear: Trump is manifestly unfi...   [ continue reading...]

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In the Nuclear Standoff, Ordinary North Koreans Disappear

An advocate for North Korean refugees outlines an alternative approach to political change and regional peace in Korea.   [ continue reading...]

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AARP and Key Senators Urge Companies to End Age Bias in Recruiting on Facebook

by Jennifer Valentino-DeVries The largest advocacy group for older Americans and the two top me...   [ continue reading...]

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Trial of LTTE Financiers Begins in Switzerland

The 13 on trial face charges of fraud, false documentation, money laundering and extortion.  The post Trial of LTTE Financiers Begins in Switzerland appear...   [ continue reading...]

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Appropriation and de-politicization: the uncomfortable discussion on Umm Kulthum in Berlin

An open letter about intellectual and artistic spaces being used to quash a side of the debate, to delegitimize vo...   [ continue reading...]

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