11 May 2018

All the news for 11 May 2018 [ 170 news items | Now showing page 1 of 9 ]

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Symbolic Labor Bill Should Have No Trouble Getting Democratic Support

Eric Levitz says that every Democrat should back “Bernie Sanders’s new labor bill”: On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders introduced the Workplace Demo...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Withdrew from Iran Nuclear Deal. Now Israel May Be Trying to Provoke War

Tension is mounting between Israel and Iran in Syria. On Thursday, Israel bombed dozens of Iranian targets inside Syria in the largest attack by Israel since fi...   [ continue reading...]

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If Gina Haspel Is Confirmed at CIA, the U.S. Would Be Giving Other Nations Green Light to Torture

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday that the U.S. should restart torture interrogation tactics. Cheney's comment comes a day after President Trump's...   [ continue reading...]

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That ‘Deep State’ You Keep Hearing About? It Doesn’t Exist

Bob Dreyfuss Former NSA director Michael Hayden is no white knight. But he’s right on this point, which he makes in his new book The Assault on Inte...   [ continue reading...]

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Marielle Franco Was Always There for Us and Now We’re There for Her

Ana Paula Gomes de Oliveira, from the Mothers of Manguinhos movement, an activist group comprised of women who have lost their children to police violenceThe po...   [ continue reading...]

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Laleh Khalili: Palestinian "Gandhis" Are Marching Every Day for Freedom from Israeli Apartheid

For the seventh week in a row, Palestinian protesters are gathering in Gaza near the Israeli border as part of an ongoing nonviolent protest called the Great Ma...   [ continue reading...]

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Haryana Public Gyms: A Place for Getting Regular Doses of Exercise or Hindutva?

Haryana Public Gyms: A Place for Getting Regular Doses of Exercise or Hindutva? Pranjal Fri, 05/11/2018 - 18:46   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for May 11, 2018

U.S. and North Korea Set for June 12 Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore, Yemen: At Least 11 Civilians Killed in U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Airstrikes, Dick Cheney Urges...   [ continue reading...]

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The BJP Has Lost Support of the People: Urmilesh

The BJP Has Lost Support of the People: Urmilesh Pranjal Fri, 05/11/2018 - 20:33 From Karnataka to Haryana, the binary of Hindu Vs Muslims is being...   [ continue reading...]

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20 Water-Stressed Countries Have Most Solar & Wind Potential

Tianyi Luo is a senior manager with the Aqueduct Project at the Global Water Program at World Resources Institute.The post 20 Water-Stressed Countries Have Most...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Proposes to Cut Drug Prices by Allowing Companies to Charge More

From the New York Times: President Trump will lay out on Friday a broad strategy to reduce prescription drug prices, but in a break from one of his most popular...   [ continue reading...]

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Good News at Last

What a difference a few months can make. Late last year, the Koreas were facing the very real prospect of a US-initiated war on the peninsula. Elements in the T...   [ continue reading...]

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AT&T Top Lobbyist Out After Hiring Michael Cohen

Senior executive Bob Quinn to retire; CEO Randall Stephenson said the company made a "big mistake" in hiring President Trump's personal lawyer as a political co...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Rolls Back Rules Protecting Transgender Prisoners from Sexual Assault

On July 26, 2017, after a series of tweets by President Donald Trump, which proposed to ban transgender people from military service, thousands of New Yorkers t...   [ continue reading...]

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Reactionary Nostalgia for Yesterday's Empire

After a yearlong chaotic faction fight in his administration, Trump has purged the White House of most of its establishment representatives and replaced them wi...   [ continue reading...]

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To Have Children or Not: The Importance of Finding a Balance

While the world’s population has changed dramatically over the last 50 years, little is still understood about fertility transition and the reasons behind...   [ continue reading...]

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Latest Gaza Border Protest Turns Deadly

One protester is killed and 49 wounded in the seventh weekly action aimed at shaking off a decade-old blockade of the Palestinian territory. More protests are e...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Bloody Gina’ Haspel’s Hearing Does Not Bode Well for Us

While President Trump's pick for CIA director wiggled out of addressing the morality and legality of torture, agency veteran Ray McGovern was dragged out of the...   [ continue reading...]

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Gaia — Being of a Living Earth

Life actively contributed to the creation and maintenance of conditions on Earth that are favourable for higher organisms. In the words of Janine Benyus, t...   [ continue reading...]

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Gina Haspel and How Torture Deceived Us Into Iraq

As Colin Powell's chief of staff, I saw how intel gleaned from 'enhanced interrogation' was used to make the case for the 2003 invasion. The post Gina Haspel an...   [ continue reading...]

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