16 May 2018

All the news for 16 May 2018 [ 243 news items | Now showing page 1 of 13 ]

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Conservation Conundrum: Is Focusing on a Single Species a Good Strategy?

Researchers are questioning the fundamental conservation concept that creating and managing protected areas for a single “umbrella” species –...   [ continue reading...]

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New Catalan president commits to ‘build republic’ as strains show in Spanish unionism

Dick NicholsIssue 1181BarcelonaMay 17, 2018CataloniaSpainCatalan MPs applaud Quim Torra after a speech in parliament on May 12.The Catalan parliament final...   [ continue reading...]

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Death in Gaza

The deaths at the Gaza-Israel border show the continuing toll of occupation   [ continue reading...]

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Fox News Guest Seriously Says Three-Fifths Compromise Gave 'Humanhood to Black People'

This came after he told another panelist to "just shut up." From the May 15 edition of Fox News' The Ingraham Angle:LEO TERRELL: Let me just simply s...   [ continue reading...]

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Norman Finkelstein: Outrage over Israeli Massacre Shows Power of Nonviolent Palestinian Resistance

The United States is refusing to criticize Israel after Israeli forces shot dead at least 61 unarmed Palestinian protesters taking part in the Great March of Re...   [ continue reading...]

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White People Against Fascism: a Contradiction in Terms

On May 19th, 2017 18-year old Devon Arthurs shot two of his roommates dead in Tampa, Florida. All three were formerly involved in the same Neo-Nazi gr...   [ continue reading...]

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In 'Deliberately Cruel' Assault on Rights, Trump's DHS Plans to Detain Immigrant Children on Military Bases

Julia Conley, staff writerIn a step toward separating families who cross the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump administration is preparing to detain immigrant child...   [ continue reading...]

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The FBI and Justice Department Are Investigating Cambridge Analytica

The FBI and Department of Justice have opened an investigation into Cambridge Analytica, the pro-Trump data company that surreptitiously obtained Facebook data...   [ continue reading...]

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The Bolton Administration Has Already Begun

The hard-right national security adviser successfully tanked the Iran deal. His next target? The North Korea talks.   [ continue reading...]

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While Many US Outlets Equivocate on Israel's Massacre of Unarmed Palestinians, The Onion's Piercing Satire Destroys IDF Talking Points and War Crime Apologists

Jon Queally, staff writerThe searing satire of headline writers at The Onion over the last two days have perhaps done more than most mainstream journalists to e...   [ continue reading...]

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Migrant workers fighting for freedom under Lebanon’s Kefala system

In Lebanon, a women-only group of migrant domestic workers have come together to fight for rights in the workplace...   [ continue reading...]

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Down the Memory Hole: Trump's Strategic Assault on Democracy, Word by Word

Donald Trump listens during a meeting with California leaders and public officials who oppose California's sanctuary policies in the Cabinet Room of the White H...   [ continue reading...]

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In a More Rational World, the US and Iran Would Have Full Diplomatic Relations

Now more than ever, it is necessary to understand Iran in the context of its own history and its tumultuous relationship with the United States. What do the pas...   [ continue reading...]

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The Only Explanation for Why the NRA Has Chosen Oliver North as its New President

It hasn’t exactly been a banner year for the National Rifle Association (NRA). Rattled by the outpouring of student activism that followed the February Pa...   [ continue reading...]

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In West Texas, the US-Mexico Border Disappeared for a Day

Sasha von Oldershausen Hundreds of people from sides of the border gathered to celebrate in the Rio Grande—in defiance of the international boundary that...   [ continue reading...]

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Here’s What Donald Trump Jr. Told Lawmakers About His Trump Tower Meeting With a Kremlin Emissary

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday released a trove of documents containing the transcripts of closed-door interviews the panel conducted with Donald T...   [ continue reading...]

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The Europe That Can Say No?

EU president and Polish politician Donald Tusk says the U.S. acts with “capricious assertiveness.”  With friends like this who needs enemies?&r...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Proposal May Discourage Immigrants From Seeking Health Benefits

Honest, fearless media is needed more than ever, and nonprofit newsrooms like Truthout need all the help we can get. Can you take a few seconds to support this...   [ continue reading...]

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500 Years of Nakbas

500 Years of Nakbas Authors Glen Ford glen Wed, 05/16/2018 - 23:38 &ldq...   [ continue reading...]

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Yes, neoliberalism is a thing. Don't let economists tell you otherwise

On the list of ‘ten tell-tale signs you’re a neoliberal’, insisting that Neoliberalism Is Not A...   [ continue reading...]

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