08 January 2018

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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Afghan Refugees Feeling the Heat as Geopolitical Tensions Rise

Last week, the Pakistani government callously doubled down on its strategy of using Afghan refugees as pawns in its ongoing political dispute with Afghanistan w...   [ 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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What Is America’s Mission Now?

Informing Iran, "The U.S. is watching what you do," Amb. Nikki Haley called an emergency meeting Friday of the Security Council regarding the riots in Iran. The...   [ 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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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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John Dewey’s Experiments in Democratic Socialism

“If radicalism be defined as perception of need for radical change,” the American philosopher John Dewey wrote in his 1935 book Liberalism and Socia...   [ 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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'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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With @TheRichKidsOfTehran Instagrams, Somebody is Stirring Up a Hornet’s Nest

Scroll through the Instagram account ‘@RichKidsofTehran’ or RKOT and ask yourself: Knowing how aggressively the Iranian regime has gone af...   [ continue reading...]

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The Activists Invited to the Golden Globes by Hollywood Stars Call for Gender and Racial Justice

They envision social justice movements taking the energy beyond the awards show. At Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony in Hollywood, actors embra...   [ 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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Why the Korean ‘Crisis’ Is Completely Phony

I’ve been busy these days, and my shoulders hurt from all that digging, so I’m taking a break and I figured, hey, what the heck, why not write a col...   [ continue reading...]

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