08 April 2018

All the news for 08 April 2018 [ 118 news items | Now showing page 1 of 6 ]

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How China and the US Are Spawning a New Great Power Naval Rivalry

Marines from the Chinese navy participate in the annual military training on January 3, 2018, in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province of China. (Photo: Pu Haiyang / VC...   [ continue reading...]

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Friends of Syria: Action Needed at Brussels Conference

Expand People walk with their belongings as they flee the rebel-held town of Hammouriyeh,...   [ continue reading...]

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Not Guilty! Nine amazing legal defences and unlikely verdicts from history

bradford_12.jpg A review of nine amazing legal defences and unl...   [ continue reading...]

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Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, A New Age of Sea Power?

Amid the intense coverage of Russian cyber-maneuvering and North Korean missile threats, another kind of great-power rivalry has been playing out quietly in the...   [ continue reading...]

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Lies, damn lies, and Boris Johnson - weekly briefing

This floundering ruling class operative personifies an exposed and rotten regime, writes Lindsey German     [ continue reading...]

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Sinclair Broadcasting Airs Allied Progress Ad -- Between Attacks on the Group

Truthout refuses corporate funding and all the strings that come attached. Instead, reader support powers us. Make a tax-deductible donation today! Sinclair B...   [ continue reading...]

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Should We Let 'Roseanne' Speak for the Rust Belt?

“Roseanne” is the new “Hillbilly Elegy” — one family’s narrative being made to stand for so much more. ABC’s &ld...   [ continue reading...]

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Chaos Reigns: John Bolton Is Now at Trump's Right Hand. What Fresh Hell Awaits Us?

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis greets incoming National Security Adviser John Bolton upon his arrival for a meeting at the Pentagon, on March 29, 2018, in Arli...   [ continue reading...]

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The Shameful Exploitation of Martin Luther King Jr.

At 12:17 p.m. on April 4th Congressman Barry Loudermilk posted, “‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Ha...   [ continue reading...]

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Despite Gaza Massacre, Israel Remains Immune From Criticism

Thousands of protesters returned to the border last Friday, burning great heaps of tyres to produce a black smokescreen which they hoped would hide them fr...   [ continue reading...]

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We’re Not Ready for Hurricane Season, and It’s 8 Weeks Away

This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico are stil...   [ continue reading...]

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'I believe because it is absurd': Christianity's first meme

Religious belief is often thought to evince a precarious kind of commitment, in which the degree of conviction is inversely proportional to correspondence with...   [ continue reading...]

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The Bankers’ Coup

For months, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been at the center of a battle that some have called a “Rome-versus-Avignon power struggle...   [ continue reading...]

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Migrant caravan: Foreshadowing the future and reflecting the present

The migrant caravan making its way through Mexico is not explicitly related to climate change or resource depletion. Yet, it is a small, but visible precursor o...   [ continue reading...]

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How China and the U.S. Are Spawning a Global Rivalry Over the Seas

The last thing we need is an arms race in the oceans. Amid the intense coverage of Russian cyber-maneuvering and North Korean missile threats, another ki...   [ continue reading...]

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Who Can Stop Jeff Sessions From Breaking His Recusal Pledge? Probably No One.

Last week, President Donald Trump tweeted his frustration that the FBI was not providing documents about his former political opponent, Hillary Clinton, to cong...   [ continue reading...]

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Facebook Is Still the Perfect Propaganda Platform. These Sketchy Mexican Pages Show Why.

After a covert Russian operation to fuel political divisions in the United States reached 146 million Facebook users in 2016, the company vowed to do more...   [ continue reading...]

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The Perils of Predicting Events in the Middle East

Prediction is a precise, elusive and dangerous science. We journalists are usually asked to practise this dodgy skill on political anniversaries, elections, bef...   [ continue reading...]

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Bankruptcy Won't Keep Remington From Producing Guns

No "alternative facts" here -- we publish the uncensored, uncorrupted news you rely on. Support Truthout by making a donation! Two-hundred-year-old gun manufa...   [ continue reading...]

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Glenn Greenwald on Syria: US and Israel Revving Up War Machine Won't Help Suffering Syrian Civilians

We begin today's show in Syria, where Israeli F-15 bomber jets have reportedly bombed a Syrian air base used by Iranian forces. There are reports that 14 people...   [ continue reading...]

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