10 April 2018

All the news for 10 April 2018 [ 240 news items | Now showing page 1 of 12 ]

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The Case Against Lectures - Facts So Romantic

Depending on the speaker, lectures can be a joy, but, the efficacy of the lecture, as a teaching method, is in doubt.Photograph by ESB Professional / Shuttersto...   [ continue reading...]

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UN’s Zero Hunger Goal Remains a Daunting Challenge

The United Nations, which is battling some of the world’s worst humanitarian crises in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, still remains focused on one of i...   [ continue reading...]

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"A Global Agenda For Labour" by Pranab Bardhan

Along with rising income and wealth inequalities, the share of labour (particularly of unskilled labour) is declining both in rich and poor countries. The insti...   [ continue reading...]

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An aid industry labouring under colonial structures is no help

I have been an aid worker for more than 25 years. I’ve mostly worked through structures that, while espousing the rhetoric of empowerment of the ‘be...   [ continue reading...]

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Why the $1 Trillion Deficit Isn’t a Problem for You, But Rich People Complaining About It Might Be

The Washington Post is trying to scare people about budget deficits. Okay, that is not exactly news, it has been trying to scare people about deficits...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for April 10, 2018

FBI Raids Home, Office & Hotel Room of Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen, Zuckerberg to Testify on Capitol Hill over Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Trump Threatens...   [ continue reading...]

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Black Agenda Radio, Week of April 9, 2018

Black Agenda Radio, Week of April 9, 2018 Authors Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford bruce Tue, 04/10/2018 - 23:...   [ continue reading...]

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Sea of troubles

The violent protests by Dalits across north India add to the discomfiture of the Narendra Modi government, which is already rocked by failures on several fronts...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Rages Over FBI Raids Targeting His Longtime Lawyer

President Donald Trump continued to lash out over the FBI’s raids targeting his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, declaring on Twitter Tuesday morn...   [ continue reading...]

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Russian Roulette: No Smoking Gun, Six Key Flaws

Michael Isikoff and David Corn, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump (New York” Twelve...   [ continue reading...]

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Denver Post Revolts Against Its "Vulture" Hedge-Fund Owner & Demands 126-Year-Old Newspaper Be Saved

The Denver Post has launched a revolt against its owner: New York-based hedge fund Alden Global Capital. On Sunday, The Denver Post's editorial board published...   [ continue reading...]

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Teachers in Puerto Rico Demand an End to School Closures and Privatization

Efforts to privatize the public schools in Puerto Rico were already under way when Hurricane Maria provided just the impetus the neoliberal establishment was lo...   [ continue reading...]

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What Did Martin Luther King Have to Do With Sports?

Dave Zirin Professor Louis Moore joins the show to talk about his research on Dr. Martin Luther King’s connection to the worlds of sports and politics. T...   [ continue reading...]

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Middle-Age Death Rates Have Skyrocketed in Some States

Via Eric Topol, here’s an interesting chart from a new report in JAMA. It shows how the probability of death during middle-age has changed from 1990-2016...   [ continue reading...]

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Media and the judiciary

The press has a right and a duty to keep a vigil on the executive, the legislature and the judiciary.The courts and the media cannot afford to cling to the past...   [ continue reading...]

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Site C, Other Dams Symptoms of Broken Democracy, Says Former Regulator

David Vardy is one of those rare individuals who believes that when a government makes a catastrophic mistake, all citizens are responsible. The 78-year-old for...   [ continue reading...]

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Gandhi in Nationalist Prints

Gandhi dominated in the visual imaginary of nationalism among printmakers of pre-Independence India and the artists they commissioned to make “nationalist...   [ continue reading...]

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Tussle between giants

The ongoing trade war between the world’s biggest economies comes on the heels of a record-high U.S. trade deficit with China. By RAMESH CHAKRAPANI   [ continue reading...]

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Is "Sorry" Enough? Facebook Built Empire on Harvesting Personal Information with Little Oversight

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify today on Capitol Hill amid the burgeoning scandal about how the voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica harve...   [ continue reading...]

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Former Colombian Rebels Blame U.S. for Leader’s Arrest

Leaders of Colombia's disbanded FARC rebel army accuse the U.S. of trapping a prominent rebel negotiator on a drug warrant in order to sabotage the country's al...   [ continue reading...]

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