11 January 2018

All the news for 11 January 2018 [ 264 news items | Now showing page 1 of 14 ]

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Paul Kingsnorth’s England

Christopher de Bellaigue In two new novels and a recent collection of essays, the English environmentalist and activist captures a country coming apart. The po...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Launches 'Truly Savage' Attack on Medicaid By Pushing Work Requirements

Jake Johnson, staff writerIn a move critics denounced as an open effort to "stigmatize the poor" and undermine a life-saving component of the social safety net,...   [ continue reading...]

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We are multitudes

Women are chimeras, with genetic material from both their parents and children. Where does that leave individual identity?By Katherine RowlandRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Dirges for NATO, the Dying Watch Dog of Democracy

That the world is in desperate shape was hardly news when, against the expectations of many, 2018 rolled around not long ago. Fires scorched the old year and ep...   [ continue reading...]

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The Untouchable Leader Who Stood Up to Gandhi

The leader of the Untouchables’ liberation movement, or what later became known as the movement of the ‘’Dalit’’ (literally, &lsqu...   [ continue reading...]

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Jaylen Brown and the Evolution of the Activist Athlete

Dave Zirin By offering a systemic critique of racism and poverty, the 21-year-old is demonstrating how to bring depth to our political discussions. The post Ja...   [ continue reading...]

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The Antidote to “Black Mirror” Virtual Reality - Facts So Romantic

We will take VR far, in creative and unanticipated ways, but it will also be mundane, contrary to the bleak alarm peddled by Black Mirror.Image courtesy Netflix...   [ continue reading...]

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Beyond the 120 Days of the Silicon Valley Dolls

“No fun, my babe… no fun…” — Iggy Pop Silicon Valley is a waterless ghost, a companion of the Angel Investor Moroni floating ove...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for January 11, 2018

Trump Hardens Immigration Stance, Saying, "We Need the Wall", ICE Agents Target Scores of 7-Eleven Stores in Immigration Sweep, Trump Won't Commit to Interview...   [ continue reading...]

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How the Public Fueled Our Investigations in 2017

by Terry Parris Jr. A year ago, we said we would focus more on how the public can participate i...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Expands Offshore Drilling in "Assault" on Biodiversity and Coastal & Indigenous Communities

Bipartisan opposition is growing to President Trump's proposal to greatly expand offshore oil and gas drilling. The reversal of the Obama-era restrictions would...   [ continue reading...]

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The Year of “Nonviolence or Non-Existence”

It was early 1968. Since the previous spring Martin Luther King, Jr. had been pursuing a course that for many was unthinkable. He had deliberately connected the...   [ continue reading...]

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In the Age of Trump, Tania Unzueta Is Holding Democrats to Account

Julianne Hing Unzueta is fighting to make Chicago a real sanctuary city. The post In the Age of Trump, Tania Unzueta Is Holding Democrats to Account appeared f...   [ continue reading...]

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Women Displaced by Brutal Violence in the DR Congo Tell Their Harrowing Stories

Five Women, Five StoriesThe post Women Displaced by Brutal Violence in the DR Congo Tell Their Harrowing Stories appeared first on Inter Press Service.   [ continue reading...]

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Europe Warns Trump: Any Move to Scrap Iran Nuke Deal Will 'Send a Dangerous Signal to the World'

Jake Johnson, staff writerWith the deadline for U.S. President Donald Trump to decide whether to uphold the terms of the Iran nuclear accord just 24 hours away,...   [ continue reading...]

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For Sale by President Trump: A Leaky, Polluted Warehouse Caught Up in a Lawsuit

Anyone in the market for a polluted South Carolina warehouse that’s mired in a messy lawsuit? Did we mention it has a leaky roof? President Donald Trump&r...   [ continue reading...]

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Jacksonville City Council President and Local Public Defender Call for Suspension of Pedestrian Ticket Writing

by Topher Sanders, ProPublica, and Benjamin Conarck, Florida Times-Union The Jacksonville City...   [ continue reading...]

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Weaponized Words: Are the Black Misleadership Class Race Traitors or Just Following Their Own Class Interests?

Weaponized Words: Are the Black Misleadership Class Race Traitors or Just Following Their Own Class Interests? Authors Bruce A....   [ continue reading...]

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After #MeToo: Healing From the Trauma of Sexual Assault

With about 19 million viewers watching, the demonstration of solidarity at Sunday's Golden Globe awards ceremony offered  the largest platform to address s...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump After Bannon: What Next?

When Donald Trump became president, days became dog years – except that the changes have been more chaotic and less predictable. What seems likely one day...   [ continue reading...]

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