17 May 2018

All the news for 17 May 2018 [ 254 news items | Now showing page 1 of 13 ]

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Should we do away with the I&B Ministry?

 Yes | Jaipal Reddy  No advanced democracy has an I&B Ministry. They instead have independent commissions Jaipal Reddy While it is...   [ continue reading...]

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50 Years Later, 'Catonsville 9' Burning of Vietnam Draft Notices Continues to Inspire

Jon Queally, staff writerFifty years ago today—on May 17, 1968 in the small town of Cantonsville, Maryland—nine Catholic Worker and anti-war activis...   [ continue reading...]

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Sri Lanka, Nine Years After the War

Expand A woman holds up an image of her family member who disappeared during the civil war...   [ continue reading...]

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Here Are the 10 Scariest States to Be An Atheist

If you are trying to decide where in the country you want to plant your godless stakes, here are some places to avoid. Let's be clear. It's not like it's...   [ continue reading...]

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'Nonstop, Habitual, and Compulsive Liar': Poll Shows Just 13 Percent of Americans Consider Trump Truthful

Jessica Corbett, staff writerLess than halfway through President Donald Trump's second year in office, a mere 13 percent of Americans believe the president is "...   [ continue reading...]

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Progressive politics must rediscover its moral purpose: a response to Michael Sandel

Michael Sandel is right: progressive politics has become too technocratic, writes Labour politician Jon Cruddas....   [ continue reading...]

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Inside the Barbaric U.S. Industry of Dog Experimentation

An investigation into Ridglan Farms shines a light on a largely hidden industry that breeds and cages dogs for the sole purpose of experimentation. The post Ins...   [ continue reading...]

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England is restless, change is coming

The Labour MP and senior shadow cabinet member calls for a constitutional convention to wrest power from the UK's...   [ continue reading...]

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“In two years of picketing, 15 miners of working age have died”: how Rostov miners are fighting against all odds for their wages – and respect

For two years, workers at a bankrupt mining company in southern Russia attempting to recoup their outstanding wage...   [ continue reading...]

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Republicans Share Deeply Twisted Logic to Justify Their Medicaid Work Requirements

This isn’t about community engagement. It’s about making life harder for poor people A growing number of Republican-controlled states—wi...   [ continue reading...]

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Growing cities: on Urban governance

A fresh look at urban governance is necessary as migration from rural areas picks up pace   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for May 17, 2018

Trump on North Korean Threats to Cancel Summit: "We'll See", U.N. Human Rights Council to Review Israel's Massacre in Gaza, Under Trump, Refugee Admissions to U...   [ continue reading...]

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Is a Gullible Donald Trump Being Taken for a Ride by North Korea?

Experts on the challenge of North Korea diplomacy largely agree that Trump has put himself in a terrible position It seems like ages ago when politic...   [ continue reading...]

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Federal government dodges changes to petrol and gas tax rip-off

Jim McIlroyIssue 1181May 18, 2018taxationenvironmentAustraliaMultinational gas corporations are expected to sell $50 billion worth of Australia’s liq...   [ continue reading...]

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Gender Justice at the Heart of the Poor People's Campaign

The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival began six weeks of actions on May 13 in more than 30 state capitals with focuses on a ne...   [ continue reading...]

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1928-1930: more interviews with elderly people throughout the US

The iconic Fox Movietone News, which ran in the United States from 1927 to 1963, was one of the first newsreels to marry moving pictures and sound. Pieced toget...   [ continue reading...]

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As DRC Ebola Outbreak Reaches City, Trump's Slashing of Global Health Funds Decried as 'Crazily Short-Sighted'

Julia Conley, staff writerAn Ebola outbreak that has killed nearly two dozen people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reached the city of Mbandaka on Th...   [ continue reading...]

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What’s Wrong With the United States?

Despite the myth perpetrated by United States spokespersons, the country is not, and never has been, a beacon of peace and freedom, the ‘land of the free...   [ continue reading...]

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Have Recent Events Sounded the Death Knell for Iran’s Regional Project?

Damascus It’s been a rough past few months for Iran’s Velayat-e faqih, Supreme Leader, Ali Hosseni Khamenei, and his personal army, the IRGC’s...   [ continue reading...]

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Lebanon: Police Shutter Pride Events

Expand In this Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 picture, Lebanese police stand guard as protesters car...   [ continue reading...]

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