14 January 2018

All the news for 14 January 2018 [ 109 news items | Now showing page 1 of 6 ]

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Why Hasn’t the World Been Destroyed in a Nuclear War Yet? - Facts So Romantic

In broadest terms, the danger facing the world is that the superpowers have institutionalized a major nuclear showdown.Photograph by U.S. Army Photographic Sign...   [ continue reading...]

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Resistance is life: Mehmet Aksoy’s last letter to his family

Power to our beloved comrade and friend, Mehmet Aksoy, a hero of Kurdistan and the internationalist struggles against capitalism, colonialism and fascism.Read m...   [ continue reading...]

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Bitcoin Makes Tulips Look Cheap

For all you bitcoin skeptics out there, here’s a lovely chart from Jeremy Grantham that compares bitcoin to other famous bubbles in history: In other bitc...   [ continue reading...]

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March of the penguins

This morning, people around the world are waking up to pictures of penguin sightings across the globe. The penguins have been spotted travelling on trains, arri...   [ continue reading...]

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The NHS crisis is deliberate

The ongoing crisis is manufactured as a precursor to further privatisation. Don't let the Tories fool you   [ continue reading...]

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Setting sail to protect the Antarctic

As I write this, the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, is sailing South. For the next three months, the crew will be working alongside a team of campaigners, phot...   [ continue reading...]

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India: CFD statement on Press Conference of four Supreme Court judges

Statement released in New Delhi by Citizens For Democracy . . . "The four senior most judges of the Supreme Court have done a singular service to the nation by...   [ continue reading...]

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Yogi Government Tapped 10,000 Phones to Catch ‘Potato Dumping’ Miscreants: Reports

The incident, which involved through the sifting of call data records as well, raises questions as to the extent of illegality within India's legal framework fo...   [ continue reading...]

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Judge Loya’s Son Blames ‘Emotional Turmoil’ for Earlier Suspicions on Father’s Death

“I had suspicions earlier, but now have no doubts,” Anuj Loya told a press conference, requesting the media “not to harass the family.&rd...   [ continue reading...]

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Lopez-Claros Replies to Charges of Gaming World Bank Rankings

Yesterday I linked to a Wall Street Journal article which reported that the World Bank had gamed its “Doing Business” rankings to make Chile look wo...   [ continue reading...]

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Kangri Still Keeps Kashmir Warm in Winter

The kangri, or kanger as it is locally known, is filled with embers and held against the body under a pheran, an overgarment unique to Kashmir, for pr...   [ continue reading...]

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Teen Murti Chowk Renamed After Israeli City Haifa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu rechristened the Chowk as 'Teen Murti-Haifa Chowk' in a ceremony today. The post Te...   [ continue reading...]

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Look who isn't coming to dinner - weekly briefing

Trump deflected is an object lesson in the power of protest but it is only a beginning, writes Lindsey German   [ continue reading...]

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A Pakistani Spy and Lord Hanuman Walk Into an Aadhaar Centre. What Does the UIDAI Do?

Do Mehmood Akhtar and a Hindu god really get LPG cylinders delivered to them? The post A Pakistani Spy and Lord Hanuman Walk Into an Aadhaar Centre. What Does t...   [ continue reading...]

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Yogi Government Reportedly Tapped 10,000 Phones to Catch ‘Potato Dumping’ Miscreants

The incident, which involved through the sifting of call data records as well, raises questions as to the extent of illegality within India's legal framework fo...   [ continue reading...]

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In Targeting the Lynx, the Trump Administration Defies Facts, Law, and Science Once Again

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently released a review of the status of lynx, which were listed as “Threatened” on the Endangered Speci...   [ continue reading...]

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How Ram Leelas on TV News are Twisting Reality

How Ram Leelas on TV News are Twisting Reality seema Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:15   [ continue reading...]

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Empire Files: Abby Martin Meets Ahed Tamimi

Abby outlines the Tamimi family's tragic tale and unending bravery in the fight for justice and equality in Palestine and how the story of their village of Nabi...   [ continue reading...]

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"Can Movement Politics Renew European Democracy?" by Jan-Werner Müller

Many people expected the big political story of 2017 to be about the triumph of populism in Europe. But things didn’t turn out that way. Instead, the bigg...   [ continue reading...]

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Gujarat Bans ‘Padmaavat’ Release To ‘Maintain Law and Order’

Before the assembly polls in Gujarat in November last year, the state government had banned the movie, which was earlier titled 'Padmavati'. The post Gujarat Ba...   [ continue reading...]

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