08 January 2018

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

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Republicans Are Trying to Kill a Key Voting Rights Law

Thirty years ago, the United States had a big problem. Barely half of eligible voters had cast a ballot in the 1988 presidential election—the lowest voter...   [ 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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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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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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Rev. Barber and Ex-Page to Segregationist Strom Thurmond Unite to Launch New Poor People's Campaign

As the nation prepares to mark Martin Luther King Day next week, modern day civil rights leaders have launched a new Poor People's Campaign, inspired by the his...   [ 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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Australians Welcome Same-Sex Marriage Laws with Midnight Weddings

Australian's parliament voted to legalise same-sex marriage in December after a nationwide postal survey returned an overwhelming majority in favour of the unio...   [ 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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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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The Case of Amazon: From Territorial to Functional Sovereignty

As digital firms move to displace more government roles over time, citizens will be increasingly subject to corporate, rather than democratic, control. The post...   [ 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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Into Africa: Tracking Into Botswana With Conrad and Casanova

In which the author, exclusively for CounterPunch, goes by train but also by ferry, bicycle, plane, and rental car from Nairobi, Kenya, to Pretoria and Johannes...   [ continue reading...]

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The age of crypto-economics

The fundamental value proposition of the blockchain is that it eliminates the need for trust   [ continue reading...]

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Seven Reasons Why US Relations With China Will Get Worse in 2018

The Trump administration’s retreat from the world has enlarged China’s strategic opportunity. The post Seven Reasons Why US Relations With Chi...   [ continue reading...]

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BBC's Sir David Clementi or Channel Four's Charles Gurassa - Who will lead on tv diversity?

Why it seems likely, going into 2018, that we should expect more Ofcom reports saying “The BBC should be lea...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Fire and Fury’ Allegations Corroborated by Key Witness: Donald J. Trump

Much of the book’s key allegations, or at least the spirit of them, have been corroborated by none other Donald Trump himself.   [ continue reading...]

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Beyond Bhima Koregaon: A Tale of Dalit-Maratha Relations in Modern Maharashtra

Over the last few decades, Hindutva groups have been increasingly radicalising Marathas to counter Dalit assertion. The post Beyond Bhima Koregaon: A Tale of Da...   [ continue reading...]

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"It's a Nightmare for Us": Up to 250,000 Salvadorans Face Deportation After Trump Decision

President Trump is meeting with Republican and Democratic lawmakers at the White House today over his offer to protect the nearly 800,000 young undocumented imm...   [ continue reading...]

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Yemen: 2017 in review

2017 has been a year of utter despair in light of countless human rights atrocities committed on multi-fronts....   [ continue reading...]

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How Can I Prepare My Children to Grow Up in Trump’s America?

Frida Berrigan I get breathless and sweaty thinking about what life will be like for my kids. The post How Can I Prepare My Children to Grow Up in Trump’...   [ continue reading...]

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