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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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The East Asian reset

After years of mistrust, China reaches out to Japan with high-level visits   [ 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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Michael Avenatti 'in the Process of Vetting' Two More Women Who Claim They Received Hush Payments from Trump

President Donald Trump finally admitted the Stormy Daniels payout on his financial disclosure forms, but the hits just keep on coming. Attorney Michael Av...   [ continue reading...]

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Royal wedding alienation

Marx200: Why do working class people get swept up in the orchestrated, costly drama of a Royal wedding? The answer lies in Marx’s theory of alienation.   [ continue reading...]

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In Jerusalem, Christian Zionists Seal the Deal With Netanyahu

Christian Zionists praised Trump at the Jerusalem embassy opening while thousands of Palestinians were attacked by the Israeli military less than 60 miles away....   [ continue reading...]

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The Marc Steiner Show: Paul Coates (Pt. 2/2)

In the second part of their conversation, Paul Coates of Black Classic Press talks to Marc about what it means to run a business inspired by George Jackson and...   [ 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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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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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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Speaker Ryan Dives In to Save NAFTA

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks during the House GOP press conference at the Capitol  Against al...   [ continue reading...]

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