09 May 2018

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With ‘Irumbu Thirai’, it’s make it or break it for Vishal

Irumbu Thirai is Vishal’s first release after the strike. Will it bring the actor back to the fore?   [ continue reading...]

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Iran nuclear deal: what does US withdrawal mean for the Middle East?

Following President Trump's speech confirming US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, which he has termed ‘defective', will the other signatories be abl...   [ continue reading...]

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What is nirvana?

Liberating oneself from rebirths might seem irrelevant to the non-believer. But nirvana is also a profound psychological goalBy Robert WrightRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Why are US cities still so segregated?

The National Housing Act of 1934, part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal’ following the Great Depression, was aimed at making home owne...   [ continue reading...]

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Why it makes sense for India and China to cooperate on Iran’s Chabahar project

The development of the Chabahar port needs to be viewed as Iran’s call for “engagement”.   [ continue reading...]

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'Disturbing' and 'Disqualifying': John McCain's Denunciation of Trump's CIA Pick Gina Haspel Is Absolutely Devastating

Her "role in overseeing the use of torture by Americans is disturbing," the senator said. Though he is not expected to be present for the confirmation vot...   [ continue reading...]

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How Will the Supreme Court Treat Donald Trump?

David Cole His administration has repeatedly abandoned judicial precedent to please its radical base. Will the Court stand up for the rule of law? The post How...   [ continue reading...]

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Political precariat

The concept of the precariat has explanatory power day-to-day and transformative potential in the socio-political...   [ continue reading...]

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Arms and Influence: How Saudi Leaders Took Donald Trump for a Ride

Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (2nd L) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (L) put their hands on an illuminated globe d...   [ continue reading...]

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Healing a City Afflicted With Police Brutality -- Activist Cat Brooks on Organizing to Run for Mayor of Oakland

You can tell a city's morals and values by what they put their money into, says Cat Brooks, co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project, executive di...   [ continue reading...]

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Trita Parsi: I Was Targeted by Black Cube in Dirty Ops Effort Attacking Supporters of Iran Deal

Trita Parsi, head of the National Iranian American Council, says he was targeted by an Israeli private intelligence agency over his support for the Iran nuclear...   [ continue reading...]

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CIA Nominee Says Torture Doesn’t Work as Interrogation Tool

Gina Haspel says at her confirmation hearing that her “strong moral compass” would prevent her from carrying out any presidential order she found ob...   [ continue reading...]

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Will Congress Authorize Indefinite Detention of Americans?

Sen. Bob Corker and Sen. Tim Kaine talk during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, March 11, 2015. Sens. Corker and Kaine have introduced a new Author...   [ continue reading...]

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We Can Solve the Housing Crisis—But We Need to Erase Some Traditional Boundaries

It's time for a new American dream. For Julia Rosenblatt, the solution to affordable housing was to move in with friends and family—more than 10 peo...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Pulls United States Out of Iran Nuclear Deal, Dramatically Escalating Threat of War with Iran

European nations are scrambling to save the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran, one day after President Trump announced he would pull the United States out of...   [ continue reading...]

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Costa Rica’s new President Promises 100% Green Energy, aims to be 1st such Nation

Carlos Alvarado, 38, has had his inauguration as the Americas’ youngest head of state, coming to power in Costa Rica. Standard-bearer of an ambitious plat...   [ continue reading...]

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Drowning in dust

Better infrastructure and targeted forecasts are key to dealing with extreme weather   [ continue reading...]

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ProPublica, WMFE and Orlando Public Library to Host Forum on PTSD in First Responders

by ProPublica The Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, laid bare an issue first respon...   [ continue reading...]

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Take the Money and Run: Trump Tax Cuts Boost Earnings of ALEC Corporations Which Promptly Layoff Workers

Thirty seconds: That's how long it takes to support the independent journalism at Truthout. We're counting on you. Click here to chip in! Nine major publicly-...   [ continue reading...]

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The U.S. Is Not at Full Employment—Don’t Believe the Trump Administration’s Hype to the Contrary

Meanwhile, policies going into effect based on incomplete unemployment data do nothing but harm. There is a general consensus that the U.S. economy is clo...   [ continue reading...]

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