08 February 2018

All the news for 08 February 2018 [ 238 news items | Now showing page 1 of 12 ]

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Who Are the Holy Land Foundation Five?

In July 2004, federal agents raided the homes of five Palestinian-American families, arresting the fathers, who had been leaders of a Texas-based charity called...   [ continue reading...]

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The King and the Court Jester: Jordan Peterson and Donald Trump

It is interesting to ponder how historians a century from now will analyze the day-to-day reality of the Trump years. From the tedious everyday hissy fits on Tw...   [ continue reading...]

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Inside America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan & Pakistan

The United States has been in Afghanistan for over 16 years. The U.S. is intensifying its air war in Afghanistan as U.S. Central Command has announced it...   [ continue reading...]

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With US Carbon Footprint Set to Grow by 2050, Fossil-Free Movement 'Our Only Hope'

Jake Johnson, staff writerWith a new government report projecting that America's carbon footprint is on pace to be slightly larger in 2050 than it is now—...   [ continue reading...]

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“From the revolution, we learned to be united”: leaving politics behind. An interview with Mahienour el-Massry

On the occasion of the anniversary of the eighteen days’ occupation of Tahrir Square, beginning 25 January 2...   [ continue reading...]

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Warren Slams Sessions' DOJ Record a Year After Being Silenced on Senate Floor By Republicans

Julia Conley, staff writerA year after Republicans silenced her objections to Jeff Sessions' Attorney General nomination, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took t...   [ continue reading...]

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Should States have their own flags?

Yes | Ravivarma Kumar It would strengthen the federal structure and serve as a symbol for a more specific identity Ravivarma Kumar The committee const...   [ continue reading...]

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EPA Head Scott Pruitt Says Global Warming May Help “Humans Flourish”

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Scott Pruitt, the head...   [ continue reading...]

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The U.S. Bombing Campaign Against 'Taliban Heroin Labs' Is Bad Drug War Theater

Click here for reuse options! Feel-good macho posturing in Afghanistan isn't likely to end well. On the night o...   [ continue reading...]

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To demonstrate how spiders fly

In this early stop-motion animation from 1909, the pioneering British naturalist and filmmaker F Percy Smith uses a mechanical model to illustrate how some spid...   [ continue reading...]

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Is the Universe a conscious mind?

Cosmopsychism might seem crazy, but it provides a robust explanatory model for how the Universe became fine-tuned for lifeBy Philip GoffRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Israeli diplomat itemizes U.S. ‘injustices’ — from Guantanamo to drone strikes to Japanese internment

We have "a duty to restore the honor" of that most vilified word, the Zed word, Zionism, Israeli consul general Dani Dayan tells a pro-Israel group at Columbia...   [ continue reading...]

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California School Privatizer's Ideal Superintendent Is Tied to Anti-Gay Crusaders

The Democratic candidate is a long-time advocate of privatizing schools whose stable of problematic funders includes the ‘man behind Prop 8.’   [ continue reading...]

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Afghan Civilians Keep Paying the Price for the So-Called War On Terror

One of the stated objectives of coalition forces led by the U.S. to invade Afghanistan in 2001 was to overthrow the Taliban from power and help Afghans form a d...   [ continue reading...]

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'We Lost a Legend Today': Grateful Dead Lyricist and Internet Visionary John Perry Barlow Dead at Age 70

Jon Queally, staff writerJohn Perry Barlow, who wrote lyrics for some of the Grateful Dead's most recognizable songs and later became a visionary champion of In...   [ continue reading...]

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No More Tuna for Japan’s Sushi?

Yuta Yagishita Japan is the world’s biggest consumer of tuna. Fishermen on the island of Iki are challenging official policy so as to stop the decline of...   [ continue reading...]

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Inside America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Despite the spiraling violence, Trump recently ruled out negotiations with the Taliban. The U.S. is intensifying its air war in Afghanistan as U.S. Centra...   [ continue reading...]

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The Payback: Why Aren't Black Voters Rewarded by the Party That Depends on Them to Win Elections?

Click here for reuse options! Democrats need to do more to protect black Americans from institutionalized racism....   [ continue reading...]

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Rand Paul and the Sleepover Shutdown: A Three-Act Farce

Sen. Rand Paul walks back to his office a TV interview at Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill February 8, 2018, in Washington, DC. Senator Paul made...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Looks the Other Way As DHS Confirms Russian Hackers 'Penetrated' U.S. Voter Rolls

Hackers could impact the outcome of elections through subtle actions. Hackers working for the Russian government successfully penetrated the voter rolls o...   [ continue reading...]

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