09 January 2018

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

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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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Baskets and burners

‘I can’t remember what it’s like to not work with a best friend.’Since they began repairing hot-air balloons together some 25 years ago,...   [ 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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Headlines for January 9, 2018

Trump Admin Ends Temporary Protected Status for 250,000 Salvadorans, Trump Meeting with Lawmakers to Debate DREAMers & Border Wall Funding, Robert Mueller L...   [ continue reading...]

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The deterrence myth

Nuclear deterrence continues to dominate international relations. Yet there is no proof it ever worked, nor that it ever willBy David P BarashRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Seven Manual Scavengers Died in Seven Days. Why Is There Still Silence?

If we refuse to even acknowledge manual scavenging, how are we ever going to stop it? The post Seven Manual Scavengers Died in Seven Days. Why Is There Still Si...   [ continue reading...]

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The Real Difference Between You and a Plant - Facts So Romantic

The best way to draw the line sounds less biological than poetic: What separates us is the “difference between staying and going,” as Hope Jahren, t...   [ 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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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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Hay-Boxes and Tea Cozies

Instead of boiling water by lighting a fire and putting a kettle on the stove, for example, we might blow up the oldest mountains in the world to mine the remai...   [ continue reading...]

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The Lefty Critique of #TimesUp Is Tired and Self-Defeating

Rinku Sen This was an action organized by and for women of color activists that reached millions. What’s wrong with that? The post The Lefty Critique of...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’ Episode 177: Jignesh Mevani’s Yuva Hunkar Rally

Vinod Dua discusses the emergence of a new young leadership in India.  The post ‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’ Episode 177: Jignesh Mevani’s Yuva...   [ continue reading...]

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The Data Revolution Should Not Leave Women and Girls Behind

Jemimah Njuki is an expert on agriculture, food security, and women’s empowerment and works as a senior program specialist with IDRC. She is an Aspen Inst...   [ continue reading...]

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Truth of Gandhi’s Assassination: A Mujst-Watch Video That Exposes Sangh #RSSKIlledGandhi

The film narrates the causes of Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi and dispels the myths prevalent around it. It also debates the concept of Indian Nationalism vs...   [ continue reading...]

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Relatives of Maratha Youth Killed in Bhima Koregaon Violence Demand Speedy Justice

Pharangade's family has requested that lawyer Ujjwal Nikam be appointed as the public prosecutor for the trial. The post Relatives of Maratha Youth Killed in B...   [ 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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Obama Era Climate, Water Regulations to Be Replaced by Trump’s EPA in 2018

"The climate is changing. That's not the debate. The debate is how do we know what the ideal surface temperature is in 2100?... I think the American people dese...   [ continue reading...]

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Israel Spreads its Apartheid Tentacles, Bans Twenty Pro Palestine Organisations

Israel Spreads its Apartheid Tentacles, Bans Twenty Pro Palestine Organisations seema Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:34   [ continue reading...]

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Interview: Odisha and Chhattisgarh Treating Mahanadi Like a Commodity, Not a Natural Resource

An interview with water activist Ranjan Panda about the inter-state water dispute and how coal-fired power plants are the real trigger of the conflict. The post...   [ continue reading...]

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Free the People: The New Year's Victory You Didn't Hear About

(Photo: Wanmongkhol / iStock / Getty Images Plus) By all counts, 2017 was a bleak year, but a New Year's Eve Twitter campaign started by prison abolitionist Ma...   [ continue reading...]

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