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« on: April 27, 2019, 04:54:40 AM »


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Dozens Condemned by Media as ‘Gang Members’ Not Actually Gang Members, Study Confirms






fair.org– In the immediate wake of the now infamous “Bronx 120 gang raid,” carried out by the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the NYPD on the Eastchester Gardens and Edenwald House housing project…



For NYT, Israel Is Always Nearing ‘Apartheid,’ but Never Quite Gets There






fair.org– The New York Times‘ warning (4/11/19) that Israel/Palestine is “on a trajectory to become what critics say will be an apartheid state” echoed predictions that the Times has been making since the firs…



U.S. Measles Outbreak Becomes the Largest in Two Decades






undark.org– The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Wednesday afternoon that growing measles outbreaks have helped the United States break a troubling record. The agency now reports the…



In N.R.A. Power Struggle, Insurgents Seek to Oust Wayne LaPierre






www.nytimes.com– But Mr. LaPierre, in a stinging letter sent on Thursday night to the N.R.A.’s board, accused Mr. North of threatening to leak damaging information about him and other N.R.A. executives unless he step…



PhRMA Is Funding a Democratic Think Tank Trying to Derail Medicare for All






theintercept.com– Since 2009, Big Pharma has given a decent amount of money each year to the Third Way Foundation, the parent of the Progressive Policy Institute, a center-left think tank with ties to Democratic Party…



‘The War on Drugs Is Just One of Several Being Waged in the Philippines’






fair.org– Janine Jackson interviewed Amee Chew about the Philippines under Duterte for the April 19, 2019 episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: Welcome to CounterSpin, yo…



How California’s faltering high-speed rail project was ‘captured’ by costly consultants






www.latimes.com– But significant portions of this work have been flawed or mismanaged, according to records reviewed by The Times and interviews with dozens of people involved in the project. Despite repeated warning…



The GOP Tax Law Screwed Survivors' Benefits for Military Families






splinternews.com– In 2017, the GOP passed its sweeping tax reform law, which did all of the things that you would expect a GOP tax reform bill to do: took a chunk out of people’s returns, gave massive breaks to health…



Of Two Minds – This Is the End of the Cycle






www.oftwominds.com– Both new households and new businesses are in secular decline. Goosing the stock market and GDP doesn't change this reality. Everyone wants every cycle of expansion to last forever, but alas every cy…



Recalls of medical devices and drugs are up – can anyone predict when it will happen next?






theconversation.com– From the valsartan blood pressure drug contamination that exposed thousands of patients to cancer-causing impurities, to a massive pacemaker recall undertaken to fix a hazardous software bug in half-…



The Extinction Rebellion: How Sustainable Finance Can Help Save The Planet






www.forbes.com– An Extinction Rebellion climate change protester (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) ASSOCIATED PRESS Parts of London were brought to a standstill by the Extinction Rebellion last week. The protesters seek to bri…



The tipping point where the planet becomes a 'Hothouse Earth' is terrifyingly real






bigthink.com– We are, suggest scientists publishing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, just one degree (C) away from hitting a “tipping point” beyond which the planet has never experienced. Wh…



Extinction Rebellion rushes activists' handbook This Is Not a Drill into print






www.theguardian.com– Former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas are among the contributors to a forthcoming handbook about how to become an Extinction Rebellion activist, which will …



Normalcy Bias: The Biggest Threat you your Survival During Disasters






offgridsurvival.com– Whenever a natural disaster hits the survivors can usually be divided into two groups: Those who prepared ahead of time, and those that didn’t. The people who don’t prepare usually operate under the …



Half of all land in England owned by less than one percent of the population



www.wsws.org– The UK is one of the most unequal societies on the planet. The scale of this is effectively documented in new research revealing that one half of all the land in England is the private property of le…



An Empire Built on Beer – WhoWhatWhy



whowhatwhy.org– Archeologists have been researching how an ancient Peruvian empire was so successful that it lasted for centuries — and it turns out the answer is… beer. With his team at the Field Museum in Chicago,…



Eco-Anxiety: Navigating The Doom And Denial Of Climate Crisis, By Jack Adam Weber



carolynbaker.net– An excerpt from Jack’s forthcoming book, Weathering Climate Change When we look to the future, the unknown stares back, unnerving us. Our brains abhor gaps in knowledge as much as we dislike stepping…



'You Did Not Act in Time': Greta Thunberg's Full Speech to MPs – Resilience



www.resilience.org– My name is Greta Thunberg. I am 16 years old. I come from Sweden. And I speak on behalf of future generations. I know many of you don’t want to listen to us – you say we are just children. But we’re …



 




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