06 February 2018

All the news for 06 February 2018 [ 187 news items | Now showing page 1 of 10 ]

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The African Anthropocene

The Anthropocene feels different depending on where you are – too often, the ‘we’ of the world is white and WesternBy Gabrielle HechtRead at A...   [ continue reading...]

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Experience composite

Our waking experience overflows with small sensations that we almost never verbalise: the feel of pushing a computer key; a brief, satisfying scratch; a word or...   [ continue reading...]

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The red and green specialists: why human colour vision is so odd

Most mammals rely on scent rather than sight. Look at a dog’s eyes, for example: they’re usually on the sides of its face, not close together and fo...   [ continue reading...]

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Europe: from revolution to counter-revolution

Liberal values have been betrayed and we are witnessing a concerted effort to dismantle the system created after t...   [ continue reading...]

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Vietnam Will Win: the Politics of Strategy

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 Têt Offensive, CounterPunch is serializing Wilfred Burchett’s Vietnam Will Win (Guardian Books, New York, 1...   [ continue reading...]

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When Deportation is a Death Sentence: The Fatal Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy

As the battle over the DREAMers and DACA heats up in Washington, we look at a stunning new piece in The New Yorker titled "When Deportation is a Death Sentence....   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for February 6, 2018

Global Markets Plunge After Monday's Historic U.S. Drop, House Intelligence Committee Votes to Declassify Democratic Memo, Reports: Dozens Killed by Syrian Gov'...   [ continue reading...]

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When U.S. Needs MLK's Voice More Than Ever, Automaker Dodge Waters Down His Message to Peddle Trucks

Super Bowl Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of "The Drum Major Instinct," a historic sermon the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave at the Ebenezer Baptist Churc...   [ continue reading...]

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San Jose Votes to Remove Christopher Columbus Statue From City Hall

Someone's getting evicted from San Jose City Hall in California after 60 years of residence: Christopher Columbus, who had previously occupi...   [ continue reading...]

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A More Beautiful & Terrible History: The Whitewashing & Distortion of Rosa Parks and MLK's Legacies

On February 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic "The Drum Major Instinct sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, two months before his assassi...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Dangerous High-Wire Act

It’s one thing for President Trump to go around recklessly calling anyone he disagrees with (or who has ever criticized him) a “liar” or &ldqu...   [ continue reading...]

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'Subversion of Democracy': GOP Push Impeachment of State Justices to Defend Gerrymandering

Jake Johnson, staff writerAfter the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an attempt by the Pennsylvania GOP to restore the state's "insanely gerrymandered" congressional...   [ continue reading...]

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The Climate Revolution: a Manual for Head, Hands and Heart

How many people in North America and Europe have known for at least 15 years that climate change is dangerous, that it is caused mostly by our burning of fossil...   [ continue reading...]

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Consensus and Complicity

There’s nothing less democratic than bipartisanship. The term itself is a ruse that falsely indicates universal consensus where there is really only a min...   [ continue reading...]

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Iran: Three Child Offenders Executed in Iran

Expand  Mahboubeh Mofidi’s memorial service, Nowshahr, Iran, 2018. ...   [ continue reading...]

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Empowering the Powerless: Here’s How To End Energy Poverty

Millions of people die prematurely of indoor pollution and other consequences of energy poverty. But there is a way to empower the powerless: with renewable ene...   [ continue reading...]

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Genocide Washington Style: Venezuela Next?

Why does nobody dare to pronounce the term “Genocide” in connection with the Washington-committed atrocities around the globe? If there is one natio...   [ continue reading...]

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"The Hungarian Ruse" by Ervin Csizmadia

Two and a half months before the Hungarian parliamentary elections, the majority of foreign observers have presumptively called the outcome: the ruling party Fi...   [ continue reading...]

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After Trump 'Treason' Talk, Sanders Says 'Grassroots Activism' Key to Defeating 'Authoritarianism'

Jake Johnson, staff writerReacting to President Donald Trump's dictator-like insistence that Democrats who didn't applaud during his State of the Union address...   [ continue reading...]

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Education Not On Government's Priority List: Abha Dev Habib

Education Not On Government's Priority List: Abha Dev Habib seema Tue, 02/06/2018 - 17:49 Apurva Chaudhry...   [ continue reading...]

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