15 May 2018

All the news for 15 May 2018 [ 219 news items | Now showing page 1 of 11 ]

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Cauvery water issue: At last, a scheme

Cauvery basin States must quickly agree on an authority to apply the water-sharing award   [ continue reading...]

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The final chapter for North Sea oil

Scotland’s oil should be left under the seabed By tom jervis - Flickr: Tyra East, CC BY 2...   [ continue reading...]

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Right-Wing Media React After Israeli Soldiers Shoot Gazans: 'They Can All Burn In Hell'

Right-wing media have defended the Israeli military’s actions by blaming Palestinians for their own deaths. On May 14, the Israeli military shot hu...   [ continue reading...]

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History and Future of the Compressed Air Economy

Compressed air energy storage (CAES) is considered to be an important component of a renewable power grid, because it could store surplus power from wind turbin...   [ continue reading...]

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Kidnappings, Killings in DR Congo’s Virunga National Park

Unidentified assailants killed 25-year-old park ranger Rachel Masika Baraka and kidnapped two British tourists and their Congolese driver in eastern Democratic...   [ continue reading...]

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An Empire of Nothing? The U.S. Military Takes Us Through the Gates of Hell

The costs of America’s wars, still spreading in the Trump era, are incalculable. [This essay is the introduction to Tom Engelhardt’s new book,...   [ continue reading...]

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'Trump Has Stoked the Fire in the Middle East': 8 Clips From Sanders Town Hall on Iran Deal Sabotage

Jon Queally, staff writerSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hosted the latest in his series of town hall-style forums on Monday night, this time tackling the issues of...   [ continue reading...]

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The Child Labor in Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Fields

Michelle Chen A global demand for tobacco is fueling this scourge. The post The Child Labor in Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Fields appeared first on The Nation.   [ continue reading...]

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As World Condemns 'Appalling' Crimes, US Defends Israeli Massacre in Gaza and Blocks Call for UN Probe

Jake Johnson, staff writerAfter making the widely condemned and erroneous assertion that responsibility for Israel's massacre of more than 50 Palestinians "rest...   [ continue reading...]

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Sudan’s Many Nouras

Expand A woman carries water in Al Fashir, capital of North Darfur, Sudan, September 6...   [ continue reading...]

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Indonesia: ISIS Suicide Bombers Use Children in 4 Attacks

Expand Firefighters try to extinguish a blaze following a blast at the Pentecost Church Cen...   [ continue reading...]

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Nikki Haley blames Iran, Hamas for deaths of Palestinian protesters, as UN officials call to investigate Israel

Nikki Haley says U.S. embassy in Jerusalem “promoted” peace, blames Iran with Hamas back-up for deaths of Palestinian protesters. Meanwhile official...   [ continue reading...]

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At St. Luke’s in Houston, Patients Suffer as a Renowned Heart Transplant Program Loses Its Luster

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, and Mike Hixenbaugh, Houston Chronicle The anonymous letter re...   [ continue reading...]

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Pulling Out of Iran Nuke Deal Makes US Look Awful

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the nuclear weapons deal that President Obama cut with Iran brings with it a number of...   [ continue reading...]

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What are the real barriers to freedom of assembly in Ukraine?

Ukrainian far right routinely disrupt public LGBT, feminist and left-wing events. The police aren’t prepared...   [ continue reading...]

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Lebanon’s elections: whose victory?

The political discontent of the country’s Sunnis is arguably the more important message from these elections...   [ continue reading...]

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Fox & Friends Whines That The View Was 'Mean' to Tomi Lahren After Joy Behar Called Out Her Racist Hypocrisy

Tomi Lahren said that America doesn't want immigrants with "low skills," but pointing out that's her exact family history is "mean." Fox News contributor...   [ continue reading...]

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'Can We Do That?': As Israel Murders Palestinians in Gaza, Right-Wing Troll Ann Coulter Suggests Shooting to Kill Along US-Mexico Border

Julia Conley, staff writerAs the death toll in Gaza climbed amid the Israeli military's attacks on unarmed Palestinian protesters this week, a tweet from right-...   [ continue reading...]

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Senate Panel Endorses Gina Haspel, Despite Her Facilitation of Torture

Donald Trump's nominee Gina Haspel appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee for consideration to be CIA director on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on W...   [ continue reading...]

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Seventy Years Since the Nakba

The main objective of the nakba was for Israel to make Palestinians disappear. Expulsion was meant to lead to the dilution of peoplehood. Rights and lands would...   [ continue reading...]

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