09 January 2018

All the news for 09 January 2018 [ 235 news items | Now showing page 1 of 12 ]

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The Trap of Romantic Love

The Search for Romantic Love Most people — especially those brought up in the West — have been conditioned to believe that so-called romantic love...   [ continue reading...]

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The Roots of the Egyptian Crisis

Mohamed Bouazizi, a long-suffering and dispossessed farmer turned street vendor, immolated himself in protest on December 17, 2010. His desperate act ignited a...   [ continue reading...]

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Starbucks' Dirty Secret

Four billion cups a year end up in landfills, despite the company's promise of a 100 percent recyclable cup. It’s 7am. You drag yourself out of bed,...   [ continue reading...]

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Raising Children in the Age of Trump Without Losing Your Mind

How to instill patience, humor and a little creative resistance. As a mother and an activist, here’s what I’ve concluded as 2018 begins: it&rs...   [ continue reading...]

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Yuva Hunkar: ‘Modi Government a Threat to Democracy, Constitution’

Rally brings together young leaders from Gujarat to Assam and Delhi to demand release of Dalit leader, jobs for the youth. The post Yuva Hunkar: ‘Modi Go...   [ continue reading...]

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Norman Finkelstein on the Many Lies Perpetuated About Gaza

Israel faces a possible International Criminal Court war crimes probe over its 2014 assault on Gaza, which killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, including over 5...   [ continue reading...]

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Rev. William Barber: Trump is a Symptom of a Deeper Moral Malady Behind Racist, Xenophobic Policies

Rev. William Barber talks about the Poor People's Campaign, the Republican Party’s embrace of President Trump's racist policies, threats to voting rights...   [ continue reading...]

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Heat, climate and policy failure

 When flying foxes drop dead from the heat, parts of the Hume Highway melt and Penrith in Sydney’s west is the hottest place on Earth with a temperat...   [ continue reading...]

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The Amount of Money America Wastes on Covert Warfare Will Shock You

The year in special ops. At around 11 o’clock that night, four Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talons, turboprop Special Operations aircraft, were flying thr...   [ continue reading...]

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Climate and Weather Disasters Cost U.S. a Record $306 Billion in 2017

A series of devastating hurricanes, wildfires and other extreme weather marked the third-warmest year on record in the contiguous United States.   [ continue reading...]

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Not Raising Your Voice for People’s Issues is the Biggest Anti-national Act: Kanhaiya Kumar

Not Raising Your Voice for People’s Issues is the Biggest Anti-national Act: Kanhaiya Kumar Pranjal Tue, 01/09/2018 - 21:51   [ continue reading...]

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Unrest Continues in Tunisia, Police Clashes With Protesters in Capital

Protests erupted in at least 12 towns across Tunisia on Monday against price and tax rises imposed by the government to reduce its ballooning deficit and satisf...   [ continue reading...]

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Whoa, Oprah in 2020?

Click here for reuse options! How does she stack up against Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic c...   [ continue reading...]

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UN Security Council Action Over Syria Chemical Attacks Overdue

New evidence supports the conclusion that Syrian government forces have used nerve agents on at least four occasions in recent month...   [ continue reading...]

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Want faster data and a cleaner planet? Start mining asteroids

Mining asteroids might seem like the stuff of science fiction, but there are companies and a few governments already working hard to make it real. This should n...   [ continue reading...]

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Public Goods Mean Private Benefits

A curious consensus has emerged in the debate about how farming should be supported if the UK leaves the European Union. With a few exceptions, everybody, from...   [ continue reading...]

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Confronting the root causes of forced labour: identity and discrimination

Social discrimination based on race, caste, gender and other factors is a crucial component of the forced labour e...   [ continue reading...]

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Confronting the root causes of forced labour: restrictive mobility regimes

Border restrictions are often justified as measures to protect migrants from "trafficking", but borders actually i...   [ continue reading...]

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Could extraterrestrials help us save the Earth?

If human beings are so ineffective in confronting planetary problems, shouldn’t we seek out help wherever we...   [ continue reading...]

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Iran's Protests Take Place Against a Backdrop of Inequality

As 2017 came to a close, a groundswell of Iranian protesters captured international attention. The demonstrators' slogans questioned everything from the price o...   [ continue reading...]

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