11 January 2018

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

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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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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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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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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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'Me Too' Creator Tarana Burke Reminds Us This Is About Black and Brown Survivors

There’s another “me too” story, about a movement that began a decade before it was a hashtag. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts wit...   [ 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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While Appearing to Struggle With National Anthem, Analysis Shows Trump Speaks at, Like, Fourth Grade Level

After months of attacking football players for kneeling during the anthem—and bragging about his intelligence—Trump appears to forget the song's w...   [ continue reading...]

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Forty-One Hearts Are Still Beating in Guantanamo

It would take a very stable genius to close Guantanamo.   [ continue reading...]

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On making Hindi an official language in United Nations: A needless pursuit

It makes no sense for India, which prides itself on its multilingualism, to make a case for Hindi at the UN   [ continue reading...]

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The Surprising Ways Voter Suppression Particularly Hurts Women

Click here for reuse options! Women face more obstacles to voting than men do. Trump got one thing right. The v...   [ 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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Meet the Coal Miner’s Daughter Taking on Joe Manchin for Senate in West Virginia

On Dec. 27, 2017, self-professed “hillbilly” Paula Jean Swearengin flew from her hometown of West Virginia to the posh enclave of Beverly Hills, Cal...   [ continue reading...]

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In a Surprising Move, the Anti-Pipeline Movement Is Taking a Page from Hobby Lobby

Before he died in 2017, Norman Hahn employed nearly 1,000 people as the owner of Conestoga Wood Specialties, a furniture manufacturer in Lancaster County, Penn....   [ 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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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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The Reality of North Korea as a Nuclear Power

With a track record of six underground nuclear tests between 2006 and 2017, North Korea is desperately yearning to be recognized as the world’s ninth nucl...   [ 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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Wormwood and a Shocking Secret of War: How Errol Morris Vindicated My Father, Wilfred Burchett

The subject of Wormwood, Frank Olson, was involved in secret CIA interrogation and mind control experiments. He was also working on germ warfare programs for th...   [ 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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