05 March 2018

All the news for 05 March 2018 [ 208 news items | Now showing page 1 of 11 ]

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May the odds be ever in your favour? The politics of prognosis

When I was three years old, I was told that my brother Jason had a 95 per cent chance of dying before he was one. He was born with cerebral palsy, muscular dyst...   [ continue reading...]

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Conectifai

In 2016, many Cubans were able to access the internet for the first time when ETECSA, Cuba’s sole telecommunications provider, installed wifi routers in 1...   [ continue reading...]

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On prejudice

An 18th-century creole slaveholder invented the idea of ‘racial prejudice’ to defend diversity among a slave-owning eliteBy Blake SmithRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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The Point of Men’s Cults - Facts So Romantic

Men’s cults are not universal, but they recur throughout history and across cultures. Does their pervasiveness tell us something important about evolution...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for March 5, 2018

Syrian Civilians Flee Government Offensive Against Eastern Ghouta, Trump on Xi: "He's Now President for Life. Maybe We'll Have to Give That a Shot Some Day", Mu...   [ continue reading...]

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Protesting Trump’s Military Parade

President Trump ordered the Pentagon to start planning a military parade on Veteran’s Day this November. Trump wants to outdo the military parade he atten...   [ continue reading...]

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Weakened German Chancellor Merkel Has Work Cut Out to Make Coalition Last

Merkel must deliver on points in the coalition deal that are most dear to the Social Democrats: healthcare reform, and investment in education to keep up with d...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Activists Want IMA’s Waste Treatment Plant in Palakkad to Be Shut Down

The plant has allegedly turned out to be hazardous for the environment, forcing several people to protest against it. The post Why Activists Want IMA’s Wa...   [ continue reading...]

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ProPublica Is Seeking Fellows for Its Electionland Project

by ProPublica We are looking for data and reporting fellows to join one of America’s most...   [ continue reading...]

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Gun Profiteers: Who's Getting Rich Off the US Gun Crisis?

The shooting rampage earlier this month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School put renewed focus on the firearms manufacturing industry -- which, alo...   [ continue reading...]

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Saudi Crown Prince Signs $10 Billion Deal on Mega-City During Cairo Visit

Egypt and Saudi Arabia have strengthened ties since Sisi took power in 2013 after ousting the Muslim Brotherhood. The post Saudi Crown Prince Signs $10 Billion...   [ continue reading...]

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Black Agenda Radio, Week of March 6, 2018

Black Agenda Radio, Week of March 6, 2018 Authors Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford bruce Tue, 03/06/2018 - 05:...   [ continue reading...]

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Britain’s Response to the Beast from the East

While the bibliophile and aphorist Samuel Johnson claimed that people of appropriate mental discipline could avoid talking about the weather, the British have f...   [ continue reading...]

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She Radiated Friendliness on Both Sides of the Sub-Continental Divide: Amartya Sen on Asma Jahangir

"The angel of humanity may have gone, but the great inspiration and the penetrating education we have got from her are here to stay. The post She Radiated Frien...   [ continue reading...]

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Lessons From Cuba

The withdrawal of Soviet aid in 1990 left Cuba’s economy on a knife-edge. Cubans lost all their markets in sugar. They ceased to receive foodstuffs, fuel,...   [ continue reading...]

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Justin Trudeau’s India Fiasco Shows the Pitfalls of ‘Nation Branding’

Justin Trudeau's disastrous trip to India is regarded by some as an exercise in so-called nation branding gone badly. But we might want to blame the game, not t...   [ continue reading...]

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From Coal Miners to Teachers: West Virginia Continues to Lead Radical Labor Struggle in the U.S.

For decades, West Virginia has been at the forefront of labor activism in the United States. As the state's teachers continue their historic strike, which has s...   [ continue reading...]

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The US Is Poised to Become World's Top Fossil Fuel Producer

Thanks in part to the shale fracking boom, the US is poised to dominate fossil fuel production globally in the coming years. Wealth from oil and gas comes with...   [ continue reading...]

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Beware the Dangers of Reformism

Beware the Dangers of Reformism Authors Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford glen Mon, 03/05/2018 - 23:58...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Its Painful to Experience Your Own Defeat’

Pierre Daum Tahrir Square, seven years on. The post ‘Its Painful to Experience Your Own Defeat’ appeared first on The Nation.   [ continue reading...]

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