09 February 2018

All the news for 09 February 2018 [ 168 news items | Now showing page 1 of 9 ]

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Are fiscal risks increasing?

The fiscal deficit rule has been honoured more in breach than in observance. We need better discipline   [ continue reading...]

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Winter Olympics Threatened by Global Warming, but NBC Won't Acknowledge It

Winter sports are taking a huge hit from climate change. Why is NBC mum on the subject? Environmental and public health groups are launching a "Twitter st...   [ continue reading...]

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Violence Is Not Inevitable: 10 Commonsense Suggestions for Making Peace, Not War

If we really supported our troops, we'd get them out of harm's way. Whether the rationale is the need to wage a war on terror involving 76 countries&...   [ continue reading...]

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Lawrence Wilkerson: I Helped Sell the False Choice of War with Iraq; It's Happening Again with Iran

Fifteen years ago this week, Secretary of State General Colin Powell gave a speech to the United Nations arguing for war with Iraq, saying the evidence was clea...   [ continue reading...]

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Defending Afrin

When thousands gathered in Afrin for the funeral procession of Barin Kobani, a woman fighter of the Kurdish Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), whose lifeless...   [ continue reading...]

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Olympics Begin with Unified Korean Team Marching Together as Trump Continues to Threaten N. Korea

In Pyeongchang, South Korea, the 2018 Winter Olympics have opened, with North and South Korean athletes marching together at the open ceremonies. The games are...   [ continue reading...]

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Texas Lawsuit Alleging Fraud in Construction of First Border Wall Comes Apart

by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, and Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune A judge has dismissed a...   [ continue reading...]

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WATCH: Senators Gasp in Horror at Evangelical Leader When He Asks If They ‘Wish They Had Been Aborted’

The room erupted in groans and verbal objections. Chuck Hurley, vice president and chief council of the evangelical group The Family Leader, on Thursday s...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump, Pence Rain on Koreas' Olympic Unity Parade

Trump, Pence Rain on Koreas' Olympic Unity Parade seema Sat, 02/10/2018 - 14:14 In a show of unity, athletes from North and South Korea marched at...   [ continue reading...]

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Is Your Pension Fund Plundering Puerto Rico?

Thanks to hedge fund investments, public employees from Oregon to Wisconsin to California find themselves pitted against Puerto Rico’s retirees. Whi...   [ continue reading...]

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Bangladesh’s Garment Industry Boom Leaving Workers Behind

Although Bangladesh has made remarkable recent strides like building green factories and meeting stringent safety standards, garment workers here are still paid...   [ continue reading...]

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Can Germany’s Social Democrats Get Their Groove Back?

Jordan Stancil The turn to neoliberalism demoralized the party—and helped fuel the rise of the extreme right. The post Can Germany’s Social Democra...   [ continue reading...]

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“A Load Of Tosh”: The BBC, “Showbiz News” And State Propaganda

On January 22, BBC News at Ten carried a piece by ‘defence’ correspondent Jonathan Beale reporting a speech by General Sir Nick Carter, the British...   [ continue reading...]

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Moscow Court Overrules Expulsion Order of Uzbek Journalist

Expand Khudoberdi Nurmatov and his lawyer, Daniil Khaimovich, Moscow, February 2, 2018...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Administration Pressured to Release Secret War Powers Memo

Jessica Corbett, staff writerRaising concerns about U.S. bombings in Syria and reports of a potential strike against North Korea, a senator on the Armed Service...   [ continue reading...]

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Another Day, Another FBI Conspiracy Theory: GOP Says, 'Thanks, Obama!'

Sen. Ron Johnson floats another dubious text-based theory—and Devin Nunes threatens to go after John Roberts. On Wednesday morning, the preside...   [ continue reading...]

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NSA Agents Reportedly Paid Russian Operative $100K for ‘Golden Showers’ Intel on Trump

The payment was said to take place after the president assumed office. Agents with the National Security Agency and CIA reportedly paid a Russian ope...   [ continue reading...]

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The Memphis sanitation strike, 1968

02.11 Memphis sanitation strike.jpg A short history of the 1968...   [ continue reading...]

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Sentenced to 65 years for helping Palestinians: Read an excerpt from Miko Peled’s ‘Injustice: The Story of 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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With the very best technology, humanity is digging its own grave

Technology is generally thought of as extending human capabilities by facilitating everyday actions more easily or allowing us to do things that would otherwise...   [ continue reading...]

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