16 May 2018

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

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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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'Largest Act of Organized Teacher Political Action in State History' as North Carolina Joins National Wave

Jessica Corbett, staff writerDrawing inspiration from a wave of public education protests that have swept across several states in recent months, nearly 20,000...   [ continue reading...]

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Behold: science as seeing

One astronomer’s dimpled pie is another’s cratered moon. How can our mind’s eye learn to see the new and unexpected?By Gene TracyRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Irked by War Games, North Korea Scraps Meet with South Korean

Irked by War Games, North Korea Scraps Meet with South Korean seema Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:07   [ continue reading...]

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Black Women Athletes Under Jim Crow

Dave Zirin Historian Amira Rose Davis joins the show to talk about black women athletes in the age of Jim Crow, before Title IX. The post Black Women Athletes...   [ continue reading...]

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How NASA’s Mission to Pluto Was Nearly Lost - Issue 60: Searches

On the Saturday afternoon of July 4, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons Pluto mission leader Alan Stern was in his office near the project Mission Control Center,...   [ 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 Popular Creation Story of Astronomy Is Wrong - Issue 60: Searches

In the early years of the 17th century, Johannes Kepler argued that the universe contained thousands of mighty bodies, bodies so huge that they could be univers...   [ continue reading...]

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A Dozen Google Employees Resign Over Pentagon Drone Contract as 4,000 Workers Demand End to Project

Julia Conley, staff writerAbout a dozen Google employees have resigned in protest of the tech giant's involvement in an artificial intelligence (AI) collaborati...   [ continue reading...]

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Across still water

For years, John’s world has been getting darker. He’s 32 years old and is losing his sight to retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a rare genetic condition th...   [ continue reading...]

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Planned US-North Korea Peace Talks in Jeopardy as Trump Adviser Bolton Pushes for Regime Change

North Korea is threatening to cancel the June 12 US-North Korea summit, after President Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, said on Sunday the...   [ continue reading...]

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My Own Personal Nothingness - Issue 60: Searches

“Nothing will come of nothing.”(William Shakespeare, King Lear) “Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and...   [ 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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Financial Disclosure Showing Trump Payment to Cohen Is 'Tantamount to a Criminal Referral,' Former White House Ethics Chief Says

Julia Conley, staff writerFollowing Wednesdays's revelations regarding President Donald Trump's payment to his lawyer, Michael Cohen, in 2016, former White Hous...   [ continue reading...]

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The Steps Trump Has Taken to Undermine Student Debt Reform

Last week, the administration began what reformers fear is the dismantling of an Obama-era initiative to crack down on lending abuses.   [ 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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A Wake-Up Call for Dems? 4 Women Running on Socialist Platforms Unseat Male Incumbents in PA Primary

Four Pennsylvania state House candidates backed by the Democratic Socialists of America won their Democratic primaries Tuesday: Summer Lee, a lawyer and labor o...   [ continue reading...]

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Big Primary Wins for Socialists and Progressives Who Ran on 'Popular Demands That Were Deemed Impossible'

Jake Johnson, staff writerDefying national and state-level Democratic establishment forces that have worked to crowd out left-wing candidates and demonstrating...   [ continue reading...]

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US-Trained Special Forces Joined Police Crackdown on Dam Protesters in Honduras

Police from various units are present May 3 in Pajuiles, in northern Honduras, to escort dam construction machinery past a community resistance camp. (Photo: Wi...   [ continue reading...]

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Be part of a socialist organisation committed to fundamental change

We have a once in a generation chance for change, and must take it   [ continue reading...]

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