16 January 2018

All the news for 16 January 2018 [ 211 news items | Now showing page 1 of 11 ]

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Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Tweeting While Rome Burns

As 2017 ended with billionaires toasting their tax cuts and energy executives cheering their unfettered access to federal lands as well as coastal waters,...   [ continue reading...]

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Booker Slams Homeland Security Secretary for Saying She Didn’t Hear Trump’s “Shithole” Remark

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) blasted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday for repeatedly telling a panel of senators that she did not hear Presi...   [ continue reading...]

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Not a Saudi ‘Arab spring’: Mohammad Bin Salman, a threat not a reformer [Part 2]

Mohammad bin Salman is now MENA’s main threat to peace, stability, and hope for democratization in the Arab...   [ continue reading...]

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Following the grain trail: on India's public distribution system

Many States have initiated ‘reforms’ of the public distribution system that are hurting millions of people   [ continue reading...]

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Fighting in the left corner

“We are an organization with one staff member, and a limited amount of energy because nobody in the politica...   [ continue reading...]

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'Presidency for Sale': Report Details Big-Buck Spending by Influence Seekers at Trump Properties

Jessica Corbett, staff writerPresident Donald Trump's first year in office has been a "year of unprecedented conflicts of interest," according to a new rep...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for January 16, 2018

Reports: Pentagon Preparing for War with N. Korea & Developing New Nuclear Weapons, Panic in Hawaii as Residents Receive False Alarm Warning of Incoming Bal...   [ continue reading...]

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The people connection: young Israelis in India

Young Israelis visit India in huge numbers each year, forging a stronger acquaintance   [ continue reading...]

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Grounding the currents of Indigenous resistance

Those joining the centuries-old Indigenous resistance in the Americas should discard Eurocentric narratives, epistemic violence and salvation narratives.Read mo...   [ continue reading...]

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How to Achieve Zero Emissions With a Green New Deal, Even if the Federal Government Won't Help

(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout) It's obvious that we can't expect anything good on climate change to come out of the Trump administration, but we also can't...   [ continue reading...]

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"Your Silence and Amnesia Is Complicity": Booker Blasts Nielsen for "Shithole" Memory Failure

Jon Queally, staff writer"Your silence and your amnesia is complicity," Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen during a...   [ continue reading...]

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Kamala Harris Blisters 'Racist' Kirstjen Nielsen in Fiery Senate Interrogation

The Department of Homeland Security chief looked visibly uncomfortable. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) sparred with Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielse...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’ Episode 181: Judge Loya Case And Crisis In The Supreme Court

Vinod Dua discusses the judge Loya case in light of his son Anuj Loya's press conference and the recent crisis in the Supreme Court of India. The post ‘Ja...   [ continue reading...]

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Uber Used Clandestine Technology Tool To Thwart Police Raids

Uber, the global taxi technology company, has been using a clandestine tool named "Ripley"to thwart government oversight of the ride-sharing company by restrict...   [ continue reading...]

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Why “Coercive Diplomacy” is a Dangerous Farce

A North Korean soldier looks in through the window of the T2 building as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates tour the De...   [ continue reading...]

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What is the physiological basis of the healing touch?

Around 100 million adults in the United States are affected by chronic pain – pain that lasts for months or years on end. It is one of the country’s...   [ continue reading...]

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DHS Secretary Testifies She Has Bad Memory When It Comes to "Tough Language" Trump Used

Jon Queally, staff writerDuring a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified that Presiden...   [ continue reading...]

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How Will Macau's New Cybersecurity Legislation Impact Freedom of Speech?

The Macau Civil Servants Association (MCSA) called the proposal to monitor online data through binary code “arbitrary, disproportionate and illegal."   [ continue reading...]

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The real Adam Smith

He might be the poster boy for free-market economics, but that distorts what Adam Smith really thoughtBy Paul SagarRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Very Unpopular Trump Reportedly Thinks Extremely Popular Sanders Would Be 'Easy to Beat' in 2020

Jessica Corbett, staff writerIn spite of his record low approval ratings and a series of polls that peg him as the loser in the next preside...   [ continue reading...]

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