08 January 2018

All the news for 08 January 2018 [ 227 news items | Now showing page 4 of 12 ]

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Health-Care Reform’s Disability Blind Spot

This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine as part of a joint project with the Century Foundation on Health...   [ continue reading...]

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The Vietnam Legacy of War Tax Resistance

An enduring image of Vietnam War resistance is men burning their draft cards. And, draft resistance played a big role in raising the profile of war tax resistan...   [ continue reading...]

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Mexico Governor Says Federal Funding Withheld in Graft Probe Dispute

The finance ministry rejected this claim, stating that it had met all the required payments. The post Mexico Governor Says Federal Funding Withheld in Graft Pr...   [ continue reading...]

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Iran: Deaths of Detained Protesters Raise Concerns of Ill-Treatment

(Beirut) – New reports of deaths in detention in Iran raise grave concerns about the treatment of thousands of people arrested during the widespread prote...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Delivers a Hollow, Self-Congratulatory Speech to Farmers in Nashville

 Donald Trump is big with the farmers. How big? Just ask him. “Oh, are you happy you voted for me,” the president cooed during his speech at...   [ 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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The Coping Economy

While constantly pushing their workers to do more with less, companies have found new ways of easing the pressure. Enter the mindfulness craze.   [ continue reading...]

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'Ironic, Misguided, and Harmful': Prisons Slammed for Banning Book on Racist Legacy of Mass Incarceration

Julia Conley, staff writerCivil rights advocates denounced New Jersey's prison system on Monday after learning that the book The New Jim Crow, about race and ma...   [ 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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Egypt Sets Late March Election Date, Sisi Under Spotlight

Sisi is widely expected to run, having won a landslide victory in the previous election in 2014. The post Egypt Sets Late March Election Date, Sisi Under Spotli...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Administration Issues Sadistic Order Targeting 200,000 Salvadorans

The Department of Homeland Security is ramping up its deportation machine. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will announce that it will ...   [ 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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The Trump Administration Will End Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadorans

The Department of Homeland Security plans to end temporary legal status for about 200,000 Salvadorans, the Washington Post reports. Salvadoran immigrants&n...   [ continue reading...]

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Market-Based Health Care Is Screwing Rural America

The goal of universal coverage has long eluded the Affordable Care Act — especially in rural areas. Because insurers have less financial incentive to offe...   [ continue reading...]

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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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Drone Organizers Bulletin

Nick Mottern, Knowdrones.com | January 7, 2018 FOCUS FOR 2018 – AFGHANISTAN. WHAT DO YOU THINK? In the weeks of the winter holidays - spending time with m...   [ continue reading...]

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The Secret to Understanding Kamala Harris

Down road 22 in Chowchilla, behind a wall of trees, impossibly green despite the brutal summer heat of California’s Central Valley, is the country&rs...   [ continue reading...]

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New CBP Border Device Search Policy Still Permits Unconstitutional Searches

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a new policy on border searches of electronic devices that's full of loopholes and vague language and...   [ continue reading...]

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Iran’s Khamenei blames Early English Learning for Unrest, Bans Classes

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Iran’s government has apparently discovered the real reason for the protests that swept its small town...   [ continue reading...]

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Groups Line Up For Meaningful NSA Surveillance Reform

Multiple nonprofit organizations and policy think tanks, and one company have recently joined ranks to limit broad NSA surveillance. Though our groups work for...   [ continue reading...]

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