09 January 2018

All the news for 09 January 2018 [ 235 news items | Now showing page 2 of 12 ]

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As ICC Considers Probing Israel for War Crimes, US Moves to Defund UN Palestine Refugee Agency

Israel is facing a possible International Criminal Court war crimes probe over its 2014 assault on Gaza and the ongoing expansion of settlements in the occupied...   [ 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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In America, Prisoners with Money Can Pay Their Way to a Nicer Stay

For $100 a night, wealthier prisoners can serve their sentence in relative comfort. Justice in this country has always been for the privileged. The nation...   [ 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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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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Corporate Powers Are Stealing Online Identities, Posting Fake Comments to Push for Consumer Law Repeals

At least five federal agencies targeted, from internet protections to predatory lending and investments. Forget Russian fake news for a moment. Another...   [ continue reading...]

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Best Books of 2017: In These Times Staff and Reader Picks

THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE Daniel Ellsberg (December 2017) Ellsberg famously leaked classified documents about Vietnam, but perhaps his most explosive revelations co...   [ continue reading...]

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Finkelstein: Hamas Isn't The Threat That Israel Claims (2/4)

In part 2 of our interview on his new book "Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom," Norman Finkelstein argues that Israeli propaganda -- sometimes with Hamas' hel...   [ 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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Confronting the root causes of forced labour: globalisation and the rise of supply chains

Too often, globalisation is viewed as inevitable. How does this shape our understanding of the link between global...   [ continue reading...]

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What happens after displacement? Syrians re-settling Istanbul through food

Successful food restaurants in certain neighbourhood of Istanbul, such as Fatih Malta Street, now create a hub for...   [ continue reading...]

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'Outrageous': Demanding Pay Raises for Educators Over Superintendent, Teacher Pushed to Ground and Arrested

Julia Conley, staff writerA middle school language arts teacher was handcuffed and pushed to the ground in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana on Monday night after bei...   [ 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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From Afghanistan to Somalia, Special Ops Achieves Less with More

By Nick Turse | ( Tomdispatch.com) | – – At around 11 o’clock that night, four Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talons, turboprop Special Operations air...   [ 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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Tomgram: Nick Turse, The Coming Year in Special Ops

At around 11 o’clock that night, four Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talons, turboprop Special Operations aircraft, were flying through a moonless sky from Pakist...   [ 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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HR Has Never Been on the Side of Workers. #MeToo Is More Proof

Truthout doesn't have billionaire underwriters or the endless budget of corporate news studios -- we depend on your support. Click here to donate to independent...   [ continue reading...]

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Was US Aircraft Providing Intelligence for Drone Attack Against Russian Base in Syria?

Was US Aircraft Providing Intelligence for Drone Attack Against Russian Base in Syria? seema Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:13   [ continue reading...]

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Watch: Kanhaiya Kumar speaking in Jignesh Mevani’s Hunkar Rally

Watch: Kanhaiya Kumar speaking in Jignesh Mevani's Hunkar Rally The post Watch: Kanhaiya Kumar speaking in Jignesh Mevani’s Hunkar Rally appeared first o...   [ continue reading...]

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