07 May 2018

All the news for 07 May 2018 [ 207 news items | Now showing page 1 of 11 ]

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These should be the end times for American patriotism

Patriotism is the organising passion of modern political life in the United States yet its vitality defies obvious explanation. The country has no national educ...   [ continue reading...]

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How You Can Be a Less Politically Polarizing Person - Facts So Romantic

Partisanship doesn’t just affect moral and perceptual judgments—even cold, quantitative reasoning can’t escape its pull. A 2013 study showed t...   [ continue reading...]

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Three red sweaters

Grainy 8mm and 16mm film now tends to evoke nostalgia but, in the decades before digital cameras, home movies were the only immediate way to visually document t...   [ continue reading...]

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The cerebral mystique

Neuroscience gives us invaluable, wondrous knowledge about the brain – including an awareness of its limitationsBy Alan JasanoffRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Scenes From a Black Site

by Daniel DeFraia, special to ProPublica Recently declassified CIA documents provide the first...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for May 7, 2018

Report: Trump Aides Hired Israeli Firm for "Dirty Ops" Targeting Supporters of Iran Nuke Deal, Giuliani: Trump to Reject Iran Deal & Supports Regime Change,...   [ continue reading...]

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Mirroring the Powerful They Often Cover, Major Newspapers Dominated by Graduates of Elite Schools, Study Finds

Julia Conley, staff writerA recent study offers data to support the commonly-held notion that the news media are staffed largely by Americans from "elite" backg...   [ continue reading...]

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"Is Marx Still Relevant?" by Peter Singer

From 1949, when Mao Zedong’s communists triumphed in China’s civil war, until the collapse of the Berlin Wall 40 years later, Karl Marx’s hist...   [ continue reading...]

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'Audacious movements have to start'

Interview with Samir Amin. By JIPSON JOHN and JITHEESH P.M.   [ continue reading...]

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Rev. Pinkney Exonerated, Set Free

Rev. Pinkney Exonerated, Set Free Authors Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford glen Tue, 05/08/2018 - 02:25...   [ continue reading...]

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Despite Setbacks, Africa Viewed as Continent of Hope, Promise & Vast Potential

Africa has long been one of the world’s most beleaguered continents – singled out mostly for its conflicts, political and economic instability, risi...   [ continue reading...]

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DNC Suit Endangers Press Freedoms

DNC Suit Endangers Press Freedoms Authors Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford glen Tue, 05/08/2018 - 02:19...   [ continue reading...]

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Peak Oil Review: 7 May 2018

Oil prices continued to climb last week and are now up nearly $8 a barrel in the past month with NY futures at $69.72 and London $74.87. US oil futures are now...   [ continue reading...]

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A Prisoner in Gina Haspel’s Black Site

by Tim Golden and Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica, and Daniel DeFraia, special to ProPublica He w...   [ continue reading...]

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'Mind-Boggling': Paid Actors Flooded City Council Meetings to Win Approval of Fossil Fuel Power Plant

Andrea Germanos, staff writer"What do you do when you want to push through a climate change-inducing, obscenely expensive fracked gas power plant in the USA's m...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Paul Mason is wrong about Marx

On the bicentenary of Karl Marx's birth, Paul Mason writes about the relevance of Marx today. Dragan Plavšić explains where he gets it wrong   [ continue reading...]

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Foreign Correspondent: Natalie Portman Boycotts Israeli Prize; Right Wing Goes Ballistic

The actress’s decision was a surprise to many, and underlines a growing resistance to Israel’s rightwing policies.   [ continue reading...]

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‘I am fighting communal forces’

Interview with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. By RAVI SHARMA   [ continue reading...]

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Caravan Migrants Remain Hopeful, Brave in Fight for Legal Asylum

Because of a hostile Trump administration, even asylum seekers who establish "credible fear" could face years of detention.   [ continue reading...]

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The Role of Voting in Reviving Democratic Practice

Patrick Keuleers is Director, Governance and Peace Building, UNDPThe post The Role of Voting in Reviving Democratic Practice appeared first on Inter Press Serv...   [ continue reading...]

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