09 January 2018

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

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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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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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'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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Section 377, Bigotry and Why the Constitution Is Neither Heterosexual or Homosexual

With the Supreme Court readying itself to review Section 377 again, India must try and rid of itself of its bigoted and patriarchal ways and become more inclusi...   [ 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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"Corbyn Should Stop The UK’s Drift Out Of The EU" by John Palmer

My friend John Weeks’ argument in Social Europe that Theresa May’s conclusion of a ‘First Stage’ Brexit agreement signals that the UK is...   [ 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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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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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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Progress Between North and South Korea Marred by Reports of Trump Considering "Bloody Nose" Bombings

Jessica Corbett, staff writerFollowing diplomatic talks between North and South Korea aimed at easing tensions over military drills and nuclear weapons, the Nor...   [ 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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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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Myanmar: Prosecutor Seeks Official Secrets Act Charges Against Two Reuters Journalists

The two journalists had worked on a Reuters coverage of the crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine State, where about 655,000 Rohingya Muslims had fled from a military cra...   [ 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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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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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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Confronting the root causes of forced labour: limited labour protection

Freedom from forced labour depends on workers' ability to access labour protections. Why are so many them unable t...   [ continue reading...]

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Mapping a world from hell

He left Air Force Two behind and, unannounced, “shrouded in secrecy,” flew on an unmarked C-17 transport plane into Bagram Air Base, the largest Ame...   [ continue reading...]

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How The Sangh Tried To Rewrite History On Gandhi’s Murder – And We Bought It #RSSKilledGandhi

The RSS cannot forever hide behind a report that, in this specific instance, is rendered obsolete by fresh evidence. If a commission with a remit similar to th...   [ continue reading...]

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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 1072 in first week of 2018; Deaths Reach 81

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 1,072 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea during the first week of 2018, with around 450 each landing in Ital...   [ continue reading...]

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