15 January 2018

All the news for 15 January 2018 [ 175 news items | Now showing page 1 of 9 ]

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Biodiversity isn't just pretty: it future-proofs our world

A small boy hauls enthusiastically on his fishing rod. The line flies up and a needle-spined fish strikes him in the eye. Desperate to stay outdoors, he ignores...   [ continue reading...]

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An act of resistance

Chocolate has deep cultural and spiritual roots in Mesoamerica where cacao originated. The Mayans worshipped a god of cacao, and drank a sacred chocolate bevera...   [ continue reading...]

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Beyond Morally Right, Sanders Says, Fighting Global Oligarchy a "Strategic Geopolitical Imperative"

Jon Queally, staff writerIn order to solve the most pressing problems now facing humanity, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday called for the rise of a new an...   [ continue reading...]

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Black Lives Movement Pioneer Has a Story to Tell

For most of us, the Black Lives Matter movement began in 2015, after the death of Michael Brown Jr. at the hands of a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. But fo...   [ continue reading...]

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Administration of Denial: Trump's Shock and Awe Attack on the Environment

President Trump signs a presidential proclamation shrinking Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake C...   [ continue reading...]

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Getting in the groove

Music reminds us that the mind is more than a calculator. We are resonant bodies as much as representing machinesBy Jenny JudgeRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Myanmar Says Temporary Camp Will House 30,000 Rohingya Targeted for Repatriation

More than 650,000 Rohingya have headed across the border to Bangladesh after a sweeping Myanmar army counter offensive in response to Rohingya militant att...   [ continue reading...]

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Violence Against Dalits in Maharashtra Is Not New, but Dalit Reaction to It Is Changing

While the state’s approach in dealing with Dalit protests may not change, the changed context in which Dalits are successful in bringing their issues cent...   [ continue reading...]

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Did NSA Ajit Doval Break Conduct and Attend a BJP Election Strategy Meeting?

Doval, India's most powerful security bureaucrat, reportedly attended a BJP-RSS meeting where election strategies for three Northeastern states were discussed....   [ continue reading...]

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‘Political Conspiracy’ Behind ‘Critically Timed’ Judges Press Conference, Says Senior RSS Leader

Senior RSS functionary J. Nandakumar has claimed the public attack against the Chief Justice of India came on the heels of the CJI's order to reopen cases relat...   [ continue reading...]

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Netanyahu Visit: A Reality Check on India-Israel Ties

Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire, interviews Talmiz Ahmad, former Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE, about Benjamin Netanyah...   [ continue reading...]

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Aadhaar: Enabling a form of supersurveillance

The Aadhaar project falls short in limiting biometrics collection to voluntary choice and in guaranteeing data protection   [ continue reading...]

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As the "Alt-Right" Strays From Its Roots, Will It Turn to Open Fascism?

Fascism has always been about reinvention, and without a dynamic opposition, it will just find a way to repackage itself to the same constituencies it draws fro...   [ continue reading...]

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Dear Foreign Minister, Digital Diplomacy Needs a Thicker Skin

Sushma Swaraj won peoples' hearts with her open access policy on Twitter. Which is why her brittle response to an op-ed criticising her performance as foreign m...   [ continue reading...]

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We are Prejudiced against Women and Dalits in varying degrees - A New Study

We are Prejudiced against Women and Dalits in varying degrees - A New Study seema Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:34   [ continue reading...]

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Why Senator Cardin Is a Fitting Opponent for Chelsea Manning

Click here for reuse options! A transwoman beating an older white man should be the future of the Democratic party....   [ continue reading...]

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Fate of the Rohingyas – Part Two

With discussions underway between Bangladesh and Myanmar about the repatriation of more than a half a million Rohingya refugees, many critical questions remain,...   [ continue reading...]

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With Rapidly Falling Prices, Renewables Set to Outcompete Fossil Fuels by 2020

Andrea Germanos, staff writerA new report showing that renewable prices may soon out-compete fossil fuels offers more incentives to leave coa, oil, and gas depo...   [ continue reading...]

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Amid Backslapping Bonhomie Between Modi and Netanyahu, India and Israel Sign Nine Pacts

The first visit by an Israeli prime minister in 15 years, Netanyahu called Modi 'a revolutionary leader' for batting for stronger ties between the two countries...   [ continue reading...]

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In Two-State, One-State, No-State, Two Is Still the Magic Number

Rafael Yaghobzadeh/Abaca/Sipa via AP Images The Dome of the Rock Mosque and the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem You know that moment: when you notice t...   [ continue reading...]

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