08 January 2018

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

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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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GMOs, Global Agribusiness and the Destruction of Choice

One of the myths perpetuated by the pro-GMO (genetically modified organisms) lobby is that critics of GMOs in agriculture are denying choice to farmers and have...   [ continue reading...]

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Savitibai Phule : A Life Worth Emulating

Savitibai Phule : A Life Worth Emulating Pranjal Mon, 01/08/2018 - 21:39   [ continue reading...]

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SC Stays Karnataka HC Verdict Against 85% Pictorial Warning on Tobacco Products

"We have remained unimpressed by the said proponent as we are inclined to think that health of a citizen has primacy and he or she should be aware of that which...   [ 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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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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President Trump Targets Lifeline for Palestinian Refugees

In cutting aid to the United Nations Refugee Works Agency (UNRWA), President Trump is deepening Palestinian refugees' suffering in pursuit of a dangerous Middle...   [ continue reading...]

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Thirteen Ways of Looking at 2017

Nuclear Weapons Controlled by Unstable Leaders 1) It was inevitable that nuclear weapons would come under the charge of ignorant and mentally unstable people. B...   [ continue reading...]

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The Iranian Protests, the Press and the Think Tanks

The international media has a poor record in reporting protests and uprisings in the wider Middle East since 2011. These complex struggles were presented as sim...   [ continue reading...]

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Jeremy Hunt is poised to flog the last of the NHS

Peter Roderick sounds the alarm on an 'attack on the fundamental principles of the NHS'.   [ 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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"Europe’s Chance To Lead On Robotics And AI" by Guy Verhofstadt

At least since Mary Shelley created Victor Frankenstein and his iconic monster in 1818, humans have had a morbid fascination with man-made beings that could thr...   [ 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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Flouting Human Rights, Trump Pushing New 'Buy American... Weapons' Blitz

Julia Conley, staff writerAccusing the Trump administration of putting the already relatively strong U.S. economy over global human rights, critics on Monday de...   [ 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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Divided, We Stand: Golden Globes Sets the Tone for Faux Feminism in 2018

A year ago, Meryl Streep delivered an impassioned political speech at the Golden Globe Awards. Her speech was largely hailed as an act of dissent by the mainstr...   [ continue reading...]

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Time's Up: Activists Join Actresses on Golden Globes Red Carpet to Call for Gender & Racial Justice

At Sunday night's Golden Globes ceremony in Hollywood, actors embraced the #MeToo movement and called for gender and racial justice in the post-Harvey Weinstein...   [ continue reading...]

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Why the #MToo Movement Disrupts the Creeping Commodification of Feminism

Rangita de Silva de Alwis is Associate Dean of International Affairs at University of Pennsylvania law School & Advisor, UN SDG FundThe post Why the #MToo...   [ continue reading...]

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"Company Transfer Rules Must End ‘Regime Shopping’" by Peter Scherrer

For decades, the European trade union movement has been urging EU authorities to put an end to ‘regime shopping’, which allows companies in Europe t...   [ 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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