23 May 2018

All the news for 23 May 2018 [ 291 news items | Now showing page 1 of 15 ]

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Take two leeches and call me in the morning

For thousands of years before modern science-based medicine became the norm, bloodletting, frequently by leeches, was considered something of a medical cure-all...   [ continue reading...]

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Entirely preventable

There must be a thorough inquiry into the lead-up to the deaths in Thoothukudi   [ continue reading...]

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Why New Antibiotics Are So Hard to Find - Issue 60: Searches

An 86-year-old patient arrives with a grisly foot injury.1 It’s badly infected—not a surprise, given his chronic untreated Type 2 diabetes. What is...   [ continue reading...]

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Harvard Board Member Resigns in Protest Over School's Investments in 'Pernicious Activities,' Including Fossil Fuels

Andrea Germanos, staff writerNoted climate campaigner and author Bill McKibben declared it "a sign that the message has gotten through" after a member of a Harv...   [ continue reading...]

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A Labour code for the 21st century

Today's labour laws were designed for a world of work that no longer exists. The pressures of neoliberalism on the individual and society require labour laws th...   [ continue reading...]

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How nations stay together

Nations come with a vast array of peoples, languages and histories, but the strong ones share three simple thingsBy Andreas WimmerRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Are Suicide Bombings Really Driven by Ideology? - Issue 60: Searches

Harvey Whitehouse doesn’t like how New Atheists like Richard Dawkins make religion out to be a mere “set of propositions” amounting to a &ldqu...   [ continue reading...]

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Do we need the office of the Governor?

To understand why we don’t, it is important to understand its origins in the colonial regime   [ continue reading...]

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Harley-Davidson Shareholders Living High on the Hog, Thanks to Trump’s Tax Cuts

Millions in tax savings are failing to trickle down to the motorcycle manufacturer's workers.   [ continue reading...]

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Unlocking Private Finance for Developing Countries’ Green Growth

Climate finance has never been more urgently needed, with massive investments in climate action required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and avoid the...   [ continue reading...]

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"The Italian Election And US Underpinning Of Populism" by Harvey Feigenbaum

The election of March 4, 2018 left Italy with a fragmented parliament, where the two biggest parties, the Five Star Movement and the Lega, are populist and Euro...   [ continue reading...]

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Lavatory Laboratory - Issue 60: Searches

Our humble toilet has shaped civilization. Starting in 19th-century Britain, it spread throughout the industrialized world, eliminated recurring cholera epidemi...   [ continue reading...]

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IOM, Partners to Assist Business Leaders in Combatting Human Trafficking

The Interactive Map for Business of Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives and Organisations was launched yesterday (22/05) at the British Telecom Centre in London....   [ continue reading...]

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PUCL Condemns the TN Government and Police for the Jalianwala Bagh style Killing of Innocent People in Tuticorin!

PUCL strongly condemns the cold blooded and targeted killing by Tamil Nadu police of over 13 persons  on Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018 in Tuticorin (ak...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Drones On: How Unpiloted Aircraft Expand the War on Terror

A US Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle carrying a Hellfire missile lands at a secret air base after flying a mission in the Persian Gulf region o...   [ continue reading...]

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Rajkot Flogging and Murder Again Shows the Reality of Being Dalit in India

Rajkot Flogging and Murder Again Shows the Reality of Being Dalit in India seema Wed, 05/23/2018 - 18:03   [ continue reading...]

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Zora Neale Hurston and the Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade’s Last Survivor

Elias Rodriques Even after Emancipation, Kossula Oluales spent the rest of his life trying to recover what was lost. The post Zora Neale Hurston and the Story...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for May 23, 2018

President Trump Casts Doubt on June 12 Summit with North Korea's Leader, Congress Passes Sweeping Bill to Roll Back Dodd-Frank Act Regulations, Palestinian Auth...   [ continue reading...]

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Regardless of How the Supreme Court Rules in ‘Janus,’ Labor Needs to Get More Militant

Michelle Chen The teachers in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kentucky show us that successful labor action can happen in any environment. The post Regardless of...   [ continue reading...]

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War and Moral Injury

Veterans often wrestle with the things they've done in war. When will ordinary Americans do the same?   [ continue reading...]

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