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Doomstead Diner Daily January 17
« Reply #1140 on: January 17, 2020, 03:08:47 AM »

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Lev Parnas: ‘I Felt Like My Family Left Me’

thedailybeast.com - In an interview with The Daily Beast, Lev Parnas–an ex-associate of Rudy Giuliani’s who’s at the heart of the impeachment scandal–said he’s determined to keep speaking out about his work in Trump Wor…

Impeachment trial opens as watchdog says Trump broke law on Ukraine

theguardian.com - As the Senate opened an impeachment trial in which Donald Trump will stand charged with abusing the power of his office, the president was hit with new allegations of wrongdoing by an agency within T…

Lev Parnas Just Became A Problem For Trump (And Pence And Giuliani And Barr And Nunes)

vice.com - Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. WASHINGTON — Lev Parnas just threw pretty much Trump’s entire inner circle under the bus. In an astonishing hour of television Wednesd…

Senate impeachment trial begins with rancor over witnesses and new evidence about Trump’s Ukraine dealings

washingtonpost.com - Reps. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), left, Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) lead other designated House members into the Senate chambers as prosecutors to formally read the articles of impeachment against Preside…

Lev Parnas Claims That Trump Knew ‘Exactly What Was Going on’ in Ukraine

nymag.com - On Wednesday, Rudy Giuliani’s fixer in Ukraine, Lev Parnas, appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show, claiming that the senior staff of the Trump administration were “in the loop” of President Trump’s plan…

Sealed Epstein Docs Name ‘Persons of Means’ in Sex Abuse Case

thedailybeast.com - A federal court in New York is preparing to release more sealed documents in a 2015 defamation suit filed by Virginia Giuffre, a victim of dead sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, against his alleged mad…

Bill Barr urged to ‘retain a criminal defense attorney’ after Lev Parnas bombshells

rawstory.com - Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, who is facing federal campaign finance charges, has been outspoken about the Ukraine scandal this week — granting interviews to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and CNN’s And…

The Equal Rights Amendment May Have Found Its Moment

newrepublic.com - As the Virginia General Assembly prepared to vote on the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday, Democrat Jennifer Carroll Foy posed a question to her colleagues: “Which side of history do you want to b…

Federal prosecutors explore years-old media disclosure, raising fears Trump is using Justice Dept. for political gain

washingtonpost.com - Former FBI director James B. Comey speaks during a conference in Canada in 2018. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press/AP) By Matt Zapotosky close Matt Zapotosky National security reporter covering the Justice…

These 6 GOP senators have negative approval ratings — threatening Republican control in 2020

rawstory.com - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) may not be in control of the body following the 2020 elections. In fact, he might not even be a senator. On Thursday, Morning Consult released a new poll…

Georgia election server showed signs of tampering, expert says

nbcnews.com - BOSTON — A computer security expert says he found that a forensic image of the election server central to a legal battle over the integrity of Georgia elections showed signs that the original server …

Intel officials are terrified of briefing Congress on global threats — because Trump will be furious if they contradict him

rawstory.com - On CNN Thursday, correspondent Kaitlan Collins revealed the startling reason why intelligence officials don’t want to hold a congressional briefing on global threats: Because they are afraid they’ll …

Ukraine Is Finally Investigating Something. It's Not at All What Trump Wanted.

vice.com - Ukraine, it turns out, is not just a setting in the ongoing impeachment saga. It’s also a nation with laws of its own. On Thursday, Ukrainian authorities announced a pair of investigations, and neith…

Trump surrounded himself with yes-men who treated him like a cult leader. As his impeachment trial looms, that could prove a disaster.

businessinsider.com - As he heads closer to becoming only the third president in US history to face an impeachment trial in the Senate, a familiar pattern is emerging in the associations that got President Donald Trump in…

Almost 40% of the world's countries will witness civil unrest in 2020, research claims

cnbc.com - Protesters march on a street during a rally against the extradition law proposal on June 9, 2019 in Hong Kong China. Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched in Hong Kong in Sunday against a contr…

Brexit will soon have cost the UK more than all of its payments to the EU over the last 47 years put together

businessinsider.com - Brexit will have cost the UK more than £200 billion in lost economic growth by the end of this year - a figure which almost eclipses the total amount the UK will have paid towards the EU budget over …

Scientists Found Ancient, Never-Before-Seen Viruses in a Glacier

vice.com - 15,000 years ago, some water froze atop the Tibetan Plateau and became part of a glacier. While humans were busy domesticating dogs, the ice entrapped millions of microscopic organisms per square inc…

Bird species are facing extinction hundreds of times faster than previously thought

theconversation.com - Extinction, or the disappearance of an entire species, is commonplace. Species have been forming, persisting and then shuffling off their mortal coil since life began on Earth. However, evidence sugg…

‘World Economy Would Collapse’ If City of London Stopped Laundering Money, Says HSBC Whistleblower

sputniknews.com - Nicholas Wilson, a financial services whistleblower who was fired by UK law firm, Weightmans, after exposing millions of pounds in unfair customer charges, claims the City of London relies on "dirty …

Analysis of 30 years of single-payer research shows Medicare for All would absolutely save us money

intrepidreport.com - A comprehensive new study that reviewed nearly three decades of existing analyses shows implementation of a single-payer healthcare system like Medicare for All could dramatically reduce costs in the…

Mandela would be 'unhappy' with 2020 South Africa

bbc.com - "It was the moment I realised 'wow ... my great-granddad was Nelson Mandela'!" Pumla is recalling the day, in 2013, when she read a poem at her great-grandfather's memorial service. The former South …

No Senator Is Less Popular in Their Own State Than Susan Collins

nymag.com - As the impeachment trial of Donald Trump begins, a lot of attention is being paid to Senator Susan Collins of Maine, who has made a lot of ambivalent noise about possibly cooperating with Democrats o…

Red flag nation: Anti-gun laws, sanctuary cities and the Second Amendment

intrepidreport.com - “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”—The Second Amendment to the US Constitution “A well…

Tomorrow is the Tenth Podiversary of "The Professional Left:" Listen and give them some love.

dailykos.com - Driftglass and Bluegal of The Professional Left, that’s who. Contra the New York Times, the best place to take the pulse of the Midwest is not a diner in Ohio, Michigan or Illinois. It’s The Professi…


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Doomstead Diner Daily January 18
« Reply #1141 on: January 18, 2020, 03:14:20 AM »

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Trump scalded for adding Dershowitz and Starr to impeachment team: ‘Invite clowns — expect a circus’

rawstory.com - President Donald Trump raised eyebrows by adding attorneys Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr to his impeachment defense team. Starr served as independent counsel during Bill Clinton’s impeachment, and bo…

Ex-Ambassador blasts Pompeo as his silence on Yovanovitch creates a ‘crisis of morale’ at the State Dept

rawstory.com - Addressing reports surrounding the “crisis of morale” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s reported “silence” is creating in the State Department regarding the White House’s pressure campaign on Ukraine …

Nunes aide communicated with Parnas about Ukraine campaign, messages show

washingtonpost.com - Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, confers with colleagues during the House impeachment inquiry on Dec. 9. (J. Scott Applewhite) By Paul Sonne, close P…

Pence remained silent as a ‘wax museum guy’ as Trump hurled insults at military leaders: report

rawstory.com - President Donald Trump shocked and infuriated his top officials with an insulting rant against the U.S. military — and others present for the Pentagon meeting were angry that Vice President Mike Penc…

How a Hidden Parliamentary Session Revealed Trump's True Motives in Iraq

mintpressnews.com - Since the U.S. killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis earlier this month, the official narrative has held that their deaths were necessary to prevent a…

Eleven US Troops Were Injured in Jan. 8 Iran Missile Strike

defenseone.com - Nearly one dozen American troops were wounded in Iran’s Jan. 8 missile attack on Iraq’s al-Asad air base. This week, they were medically evacuated to U.S. military hospitals in Kuwait and Landstuhl, …

Why Isn’t Rudy Giuliani on Trump’s Impeachment Team? Depends On Whom You Ask.

nymag.com - As news broke on Friday that Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz would be joining President Trump’s legal team for the Senate impeachment trial, Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern Distric…

Bill Barr singling out Trump’s enemies for ‘selective’ scrutiny: ‘The pattern is unmistakable’

rawstory.com - Attorney General William Barr is singling out President Donald Trump’s enemies, one by one, for scrutiny. The deeply conservative Barr has opened investigations into special counsel Robert Mueller’s …

Not a Joke: Trump Is Looking Into Making Bribery Legal

vanityfair.com - The trouble with the Trump administration, beyond the moral bankruptcy, rampant nepotism, sheer incompetence, mass corruption, white nationalism, idiot children, assault on the concept of truth, and …

Brazil’s far-right government backed terror plot against Venezuela, top newspaper reveals

thegrayzone.com - Brazil’s far-right government helped support military attacks on Venezuela in hopes of inciting a coup and violently overthrowing the country’s leftist government. This plan was revealed by a major p…

Winter storm takes aim at northern tier, bringing blizzard conditions, wintry mix

washingtonpost.com - The European model’s simulation of the snow totals through Sunday. (WeatherBell) By Matthew Cappucci Matthew Cappucci Meteorologist, Capital Weather Gang Email Bio Follow January 17 at 4:00 PM A wint…

Hackers Are Coming for the 2020 Election -- And We're Not Ready

rollingstone.com - Anthony Ferrante had just arrived for work at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next door to the White House, when the first attack hit. Around 7 a.m., internet service went out across the Un…

Black Americans are deeply pessimistic about the country under Trump, whom more than 8 in 10 describe as ‘a racist,’ Post-Ipsos poll finds

washingtonpost.com - “As a black person, you’ve always seen all the racism, the microaggressions. But as white people, they don't understand this is how things are going for me,” said Courtney Tate, a 40-year-old element…

Are there too many people on Earth... and other questions

bbc.co.uk - "The moment of crisis has come" in efforts to tackle climate change, Sir David Attenborough has warned. He spoke as BBC News launched a year of special coverage on global warming. Here are our answer…

91% of Peer-Reviewed Papers Find Medicare for All Would Save Public Money, Cover Everyone

mintpressnews.com - 91 percent of all peer-reviewed scientific articles find that a single payer healthcare system like Medicare for All would save the country money, according to a meta analysis released Wednesday. The…

FBI arrests three more members of 'The Base'

bbc.com - Three more alleged members of a US neo-Nazi hate group have been arrested in Georgia, authorities say, in what appears to be a national operation. The arrests came on the same day that three suspecte…

Credit Suisse Wealth Report: There Are More Poor People In America Than China

forbes.com - This is a wonderfully counter intuitive finding from the new Credit Suisse Wealth Report. There're more poor people in America than there are in China. No, really, this is true, when measuring by wea…

Our Super(lative) National Forests

nationalforests.org - Stretching from the rim of the Great Basin to the colorful Colorado River canyons in southern Utah, the Dixie National Forest presents some of the sharpest climate extremes found in the country. At l…

The US and Iran were "incredibly lucky" to avoid a war

vox.com - Last week, Iran attacked two US military sites in Iraq. Now, a week later, one thing has become unmistakably clear: The US and Iran only barely avoided a potentially devastating war. Defense One repo…

National Archives exhibit blurs images critical of President Trump

washingtonpost.com - The original, unaltered photo of the 2017 Women’s March in the District. An altered version appears in an exhibit at the National Archives. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) By Joe Heim close Joe Heim Report…

New Chinese virus 'will have infected hundreds'

bbc.com - The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures suggest, scientists have told the BBC. There have been nearly 50 confirmed cases of t…

Spoiler Alert: There Will Be No Impartial Justice for Donald Trump

newyorker.com - Shortly after 2 P.M. on Thursday, ninety-nine of the hundred members of the United States Senate raised their hands and swore en masse to do “impartial justice” in the impeachment trial of President …

The Person Who Changes the Constitution

theatlantic.com - First, some background: In 1972, Congress passed the current ERA, forbidding the denial of equal rights on the basis of sex, to protect women from workplace, education, and jury-service discriminatio…

Bill Maher Warns of ‘Civil War’ If Dems Don’t Embrace Trumpsters

thedailybeast.com - After two months off for winter break, Bill Maher returned to Real Time on Friday night and, following a cringe-worthy joke or two about things like recharging the batteries in his vape, the comic ad…


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Doomstead Diner Daily January 19
« Reply #1142 on: January 19, 2020, 04:50:45 AM »

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Lost and damaged: Philippine volcano steals livelihoods - The Observers - France 24

rfi.fr - Decimated fish, scarred coffee plants and vanished tourists: the Taal volcano eruption in the Philippines has inflicted significant damage on the livelihoods of tens of thousands and is expected to c…

‘Once this is over, we’ll be kings’: How Lev Parnas worked his way into Trump’s world — and now is rattling it

washingtonpost.com - Lev Parnas, center, a onetime associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani, arrives with his wife Svetlana Parnas for a hearing at federal court in New York on Oct. 23, 2019. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg) By Rosali…

WATCH: Trump lawyer Pam Bondi brushes off her meeting with Lev Parnas during NBC grilling

rawstory.com - During an interview with NBC News’ “Today” on Saturday, Pam Bondi, the former attorney general of Florida and one of the lawyers representing President Donald Trump in impeachment matters, dismissed …

Richmond braces for giant gun rights rally on Monday

washingtonpost.com - The Virginia State Capitol building is surrounded by fencing in preparation for a giant rally Monday by gun rights advocates. (Bob Brown/AP) By Gregory S. Schneider and close Gregory S. Schneider Rep…

Neo-Nazis Are Organizing Secretive Paramilitary Training Across America

vice.com - A neo-Nazi who goes by the alias Norman Spear has launched a project to unify online fascists and link that vast coalition of individuals into a network training new soldiers for a so-called forthcom…

‘Liberal hack’ attacker McSally trashed by ex-GOP lawmaker for desperation move to save her seat

rawstory.com - Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday morning, former GOP lawmaker David Jolly (R-FL) had little good to say about Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) for her attack on CNN’s Manu Raju where she called the Capitol H…

The Fog of Rudy

nytimes.com - In the middle of September, shortly before the House of Representatives opened its impeachment inquiry against President Trump, I started texting with his personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, to try to…

Macron rushed from Paris theatre during protest

news.yahoo.com - Protesters were demonstrating outside the theatre against Macron's reforms (AFP Photo/Lucas BARIOULET) Paris (AFP) - French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife were rushed from a Paris theatre lat…

Devin Nunes needs to ‘fess up’ or he’ll end up in jail after bombshell report on Parnas contacts: GOP strategist

rawstory.com - Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday Morning, GOP strategist Susan Del Percio said that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is in a very bad place now that he has been closely tied to Lev Parnas, and it is time for hi…

Disney culls 'Fox' from 20th Century Fox in rebrand

bbc.com - Disney executives have cut the word "Fox" from their 20th Century Fox film studio in an apparent bid to distance it from operations of the previous owner, Rupert Murdoch. US media suggests Disney doe…

The EPA Is Aggressively Approving Very Dangerous Pesticides

popularresistance.org - As reported by U.S. Right to Know last May, court documents showed that a domestic policy advisor at the White House said, ‘We have Monsanto’s back on pesticides regulation.’ In a new and unsettling …

Pelosi’s impeachment pens cost about $15 each — not $2,025

politifact.com - Republicans criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for giving pens to other House members as keepsakes after she used them to sign the articles of impeachment against Pre

‘Take your letter and shove it’: Rep. Ted Lieu sends fiery response after Devin Nunes threatened to sue him

rawstory.com - Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California fired a salvo at Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, also of California, on Friday by posting a letter responding to his colleague’s threat of a lawsuit. Lieu said tha…

Why Do Americans Idolize the Rich?

eand.co - It’s often said these days, that if you think America has problems, of capitalism, of decline, of blindness and folly and self-inflicted ruin, that you must hate the rich. No, I don’t hate the rich. …

The Pesticide Industry’s Playbook for Poisoning the Earth

theintercept.com - In September 2009, over 3,000 bee enthusiasts from around the world descended on the city of Montpellier in southern France for Apimondia — a festive beekeeper conference filled with scientific lectu…

A Trade Deal Meant to Heal Rifts Could Actually Make Them Worse

nytimes.com - Even within Wednesday’s deal, China has negotiated itself an out when it comes to its commitment to buy $200 billion more in American goods. The agreement says actual purchases must be “based on comm…

Experts warn over scale of China virus as US airports start screening

news.yahoo.com - Hong Kong (AFP) - The true scale of the outbreak of a mysterious SARS-like virus in China is likely far bigger than officially reported, scientists have warned, as countries ramp up measures to preve…

In Australia, fires heat up environmental movement

washingtonpost.com - Vacationers swim at McKenzies Beach in Malua Bay, New South Wales, Australia, with scorched trees in the background from the recent bush fires. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post) By Scott Wilson clo…

Republicans Don’t Even Know What They’re Covering Up

nymag.com - By the time the House voted to impeach Donald Trump in mid-December, a grim anti-climactic feel had settled upon the proceedings. Senate Republicans, unimpressed by hundreds of pages of testimony and…

National Archives Apologizes for Censoring Protest Signs From Women’s March

nymag.com - The National Archives apologized on Saturday for using a censored image from the 2017 Women’s March on which it had digitally obscured mentions of President Trump and women’s anatomy on marchers’ pro…

Study Confirms Climate Models are Getting Future Warming Projections Right – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

climate.nasa.gov - There’s an old saying that “the proof is in the pudding,” meaning that you can only truly gauge the quality of something once it’s been put to a test. Such is the case with climate models: mathematic…

Why NASA wants to 'touch the sun'

mnn.com - The sun, the very centerpiece of our solar system and the most important source of energy for life on Earth, has a visitor. NASA's Parker Solar Probe has been studying the sun, flying closer than eve…

The Firefighter Whose Denunciation of Australia’s Prime Minister Made Him a Folk Hero

newyorker.com - Until a few days ago, Paul Parker was a volunteer firefighter in Nelligen, a small village on the coast of New South Wales, in Australia—an area that has been devastated by the bushfires currently sw…

A Hot Blob in the Pacific Ocean Caused 1 Million Seabirds to Die

livescience.com - Five years ago, tens of thousands of emaciated seabirds washed ashore on the Pacific Coast. Now, scientists know why: a long-lived marine heat wave known as "the blob." The common murre (Uria aalge) …

Survival of the Richest

onezero.medium.com - There’s nothing wrong with madly optimistic appraisals of how technology might benefit human society. But the current drive for a post-human utopia is something else. It’s less a vision for the whole…

Battle of the Ages to stop Eurasian integration

informationclearinghouse.info - Retired US Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s chief of staff from 2001 to 2005, cuts to the chase: “America exists today to make war. How else do we interpret 19 straight years of war an…

Burning Planet, Climate Fires and Political Flame Wars Rage

middleeast-business.com - Economic and political polarization will rise this year, as collaboration between world leaders, businesses and policy-makers is needed more than ever to stop severe threats to our climate, environme…

What Happens When Capitalism Devours a Society? America Does.

eand.co - There are three great lessons from the 20th century which we are only just beginning to learn, in the difficult and tumultuous adolescence of the 21st. The first is that stagnation brings with it aut…

Opinion - Russia Prepares For Split With International Banking System

informationclearinghouse.info - The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Information Clearing House.

Being wealthy adds nine years to life expectancy, says study

theguardian.com - Being wealthy adds nine years to healthy life expectancy: a life free from disability and pain, according to transatlantic research. The 10-year study, conducted across the UK and US, looked at all t…

YouTube’s algorithm is pushing climate misinformation videos, and their creators are profiting from it

niemanlab.org - When an ad runs on a YouTube video, the video creator generally keeps 55 percent of the ad revenue, with YouTube getting the other 45 percent. This system’s designed to compensate content creators fo…

The easiest way to lucid dream, according to science

aeon.co - In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as milam aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having practitioners perform yoga in their dreams. It’s a ritualized version of…


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Doomstead Diner Daily January 20
« Reply #1143 on: January 20, 2020, 02:47:52 AM »

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Richmond braces for giant gun rights rally on Monday

washingtonpost.com - The Virginia State Capitol building is surrounded by fencing in preparation for a giant rally Monday by gun rights advocates. (Bob Brown/AP) By Gregory S. Schneider and close Gregory S. Schneider Rep…

Virginia on high alert ahead of pro-gun rally

bbc.com - Thousands of people are expected to descend on the US city of Richmond, in Virginia, on Monday for a pro-gun rally that authorities fear could turn violent. State governor Ralph Northam declared a st…

Virginia capitol staff will be forced to confront armed protesters because of official’s ‘bravado’: strategist

rawstory.com - Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency after white supremacists threatened to come to the state capitol in Richmond, Virginia, with weapons to protest new gun laws. Northam gave a “mand…

America’s greatest hero: Martin Luther King Jr

intrepidreport.com - On the occasion of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., I think it’s important to compare his accomplishments to that of others lionized in our culture as heroes. Known for leading the revolution …

‘No sound basis’: Georgetown law professor explains why Alan Dershowitz will crumble under Senate questioning

rawstory.com - Georgetown law professor John Mikhail suggested on Sunday that the portion of President Donald Trump’s defense which is being covered by Alan Dershowitz to fail because it has “no sound basis” in his…

The Erasure of Political History at the National Archives

newyorker.com - Last month, a photographer named Ellen Shub died, near Boston, at the age of seventy-three. I had got to know Shub in the nineteen-eighties, when I worked for gay and lesbian publications. At that ti…

Nobel economist: Trump’s economy is an absolute disaster for people and the planet

rawstory.com - As the world’s business elites trek to Davos for their annual gathering, people should be asking a simple question: Have they overcome their infatuation with US President Donald Trump? Two years ago,…

A Majority of Millennials Surveyed Expect World War III in Their Lifetime

english.chosun.com - A survey of 16,000 millennials in 16 countries at peace and at war indicates a majority is nervous about the future, and a large plurality believes heightened global tensions are likely to lead to a …

Watergate’s John Dean thinks Trump wrote part of his legal team’s brief — because it’s so terrible

rawstory.com - Former White House counsel for Richard Nixon, John Dean, explained that the legal brief out of President Donald Trump’s White House was so bad that it had to have been dictated by Trump himself. Satu…

Billionaires richer than 60 percent of the world's population: Oxfam

news.yahoo.com - The 22 richest men in the world have more wealth than all the women in Africa, Oxfam says (AFP Photo/CARL DE SOUZA) The world's billionaires have doubled in the past decade and are richer than 60 per…

The black hero honoured with an aircraft carrier

bbc.com - The US Navy is to name its new aircraft carrier after a black sailor who fought in World War II. Doris Miller earned the Navy Cross for his actions during the Japanese attack on Hawaii's Pearl Harbor…

If people of color showed up to a Capitol protest heavily armed — Trump would call them terrorists: commentator

rawstory.com - Legal analyst Areva Martin explained in a CNN panel discussion Sunday that the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday has historically been a day in which white supremacists rear their ugly heads with ra…

"Flood the zone with shit": How misinformation overwhelmed our democracy

vox.com - No matter how President Trump’s impeachment trial plays out in the Senate, one thing is certain: Despite the incontrovertible facts at the center of the story, the process will change very few minds.…

Malaysia says won't be 'garbage dump' as it returns waste

news.yahoo.com - Butterworth (Malaysia) (AFP) - Malaysia has sent back 150 shipping containers of plastic waste to mostly wealthier nations, with the Southeast Asian country saying Monday it would not be the world's …

Chinese Man Infected With Mysterious Strain Of Corona Virus Quarantined In Nepal

ndtv.com - The possibility of infection is high among the Nepali population, doctor said (Representational) A Chinese man has been quarantined in Kathmandu with a mystery strain of corona virus just days after …

An intensifying climate crisis threatens more than half of the world's GDP, research says

cnbc.com - Burnt trees are seen in Mallacoota on January 15, 2020 , Australia. The Princes Highway between Mallacoota and Orbost remains closed to public due to the risk of falling trees following the devastati…

Qatar signs $470 mn solar deal

news.yahoo.com - Skyline of the Qatari capital Doha (AFP Photo/GIUSEPPE CACACE) Doha (AFP) - Gas-rich Qatar signed a $470-million deal on Sunday to build its first solar energy plant, capable of meeting up to one-ten…

Lake Erie, Toxic Algae, and Mobilizing to Protect Toledo's Drinking Water by Declaring the Lake a Person | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - In my slow perambulation through the biosphere, I’ve looked at mangrove swamps. coral reefs, and estuaries. Today, I’ll look at a lake. This lake: That’s like Erie from the Canadian side. This and th…

New hospital-based data contradicts HUD estimates on homelessness

today.uic.edu - Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report that in Illinois hospital visits associated with homelessness have tripled since 2011. Their findings, which are published in the American …

Wolf puppies play fetch, surprising researchers

mnn.com - Some dogs just love to play fetch. When you have the ball, they need you to throw it immediately so they can catch it. But it's not just dogs that love this game. Researchers recently found that wolf…

Just being outside can improve your psychological health

qz.com - Hello. It’s the weekend. Maybe you should go outside? Here’s why. Reason one: Just being in a wooded area boosts your immune system. Consider the scientifically backed practice of forest bathing, whi…

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Premiere Sees Larry David Take On #MeToo, Weinstein, and Trump Hate

thedailybeast.com - With a million things in the world over which to be incensed and terrified—terrorism, environmental calamity, nuclear war, everything and anything related to our criminal commander in chief—it’s nice…

Google suppressing World Socialist Web Site content in its search results for the New York Times’ 1619 Project

wsws.org - Based on current search results and other web site analytics, it is clear that Google is manipulating its search algorithm to suppress the popular, original and authoritative content published by the…

Pompeo unveils a U.S. “Murder, Inc.” to deal with U.S. opponents around the world

intrepidreport.com - Stanford University’s Hoover Institution still echoes the dire warning Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered in a January 13 speech. The speech, titled “The Restoration of Deterrence: The Iranian …


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Farmers refuse to cheer for Trump as he lies that he’s fighting for them to keep their land

rawstory.com - President Donald Trump appeared in Texas Sunday to speak to the Farm Bureau conference. Among the things he promised was that he was fighting for them to have their water rights and rights to control…

Trump’s lawyers, Senate GOP allies work privately to ensure Bolton does not testify publicly

washingtonpost.com - The House impeachment managers make their way to the Senate for a walk-through of the Senate floor in preparation for the impeachment trial. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) By Robert Costa and clos…

Stop Calling Armed Mobs the "Militia"

angrystaffofficer.com - This morning, the Virginia state capitol in Richmond saw dozens of armed men gathering to demonstrate their support for the Second Amendment of the US Constitution – the right to bear arms. These men…

‘Can you imagine a group of black men walking around with masks and guns?’ Virginia rally sparks questions of racism and privilege

rawstory.com - It’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and for several hours now countless mostly white, mostly male pro-gun, anti-gun control activists have been marching throughout the streets of Richmond, Virginia…

MLK, the KKK and the NRA: A Brief History of Racists With Guns

theroot.com - A white supremacist with a gun killed Martin Luther King Jr. That fact alone makes Monday’s white supremacist-palooza seem particularly disrespectful. However, the history of the Second Amendment ref…

In the Face of Rising White Supremacist Violence, Police Continue to Investigate Victims and Activists

theintercept.com - It’s been 10 months since someone set an office building on fire at Highlander Research and Education Center, a storied civil rights institution perched in the mountains of northeastern Tennessee, bu…

First Alan Dershowitz said you can be impeached without committing a crime. Now he says you can't be.

cnn.com - Washington (CNN)Constitutional lawyer Alan Dershowitz said in 1998 a president could be impeached even if they were not accused of a crime. Now that he's helping President Donald Trump's impeachment …

More than half the world’s millennials fear a nuclear attack this decade

vox.com - A majority of millennials around the world believe it’s more likely than not that a nuclear attack will happen sometime in the next 10 years — a sign that younger adults’ views on global affairs is e…

Toy Story: Hong Kong protest models become major hit - The Observers - France 24

rfi.fr - Intricately detailed Hong Kong protester figurines have become the latest must-have collectables as toy stores recreate the pro-democracy movement's street battles with police in their shop displays.…

Suicide bomber kills nine civilians in western Chad

news.yahoo.com - Chadian soldiers who had been in Nigeria this month returned to Chad to patrol the Lake Chad area (AFP Photo/AUDU MARTE) N'Djamena (AFP) - Nine civilians died in western Chad after a female suicide b…

Bolivia: Interim Government Mobilizes Military Ahead of Elections

mintpressnews.com - Wednesday, January 22 marks the day that Jeanine Añez is set to stand down as “interim” President of Bolivia, beginning the process for fresh elections set for May 3. Añez came to power in November, …

China sentences ex-Interpol chief to 13 years jail

bbc.com - A former Interpol chief accused of bribery was sentenced to 13-and-a-half years in jail by a Chinese court on Tuesday. Meng Hongwei, who was the first Chinese head of Interpol, vanished on a trip bac…

Lebanon president to chair crisis talks over weekend violence 

france24.com - Lebanon's under-fire president is set to meet Monday with top security officials to discuss rare violence over the weekend that left hundreds wounded in the protest-hit country. Michel Aoun will be j…

The mystery of our solar system's 'great divide' may finally be solved

mnn.com - Our solar system's "great divide," the expanse that separates the terrestrial planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars) from the gas and ice giants (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) may finally have an …

Pyrenees glaciers 'doomed', experts warn

news.yahoo.com - Toulouse (France) (AFP) - Glaciers nestled in the lofty crags of the Pyrenees mountains separating France and Spain could disappear within 30 years as temperatures rise, upending ecosystems while put…

What can we learn from the French Revolution today? 

aeon.co - If the French Revolution of 1789 was such an important event, visitors to France’s capital city of Paris often wonder, why can’t they find any trace of the Bastille, the medieval fortress whose storm…

The Rumbling Methane Enigma - CounterPunch.org

counterpunch.org - The northern continental shelves of Russia, inclusive of the Barents Sea, Kara Sea, Laptev Sea and East Siberian Sea (ESAS) are some of the least researched yet most controversial subjects in climate…

Amtrak to Reduce $25K Ticket Price for 2 Wheelchair Users After Outcry

thedailybeast.com - Amtrak said it will drop its $25,000 price tag for a wheelchair-accessible train ticket from Chicago to Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, following widespread criticism. NPR reports that two wheelchair u…

Bulgarian Minister Charged With Causing City's Water Crisis

nytimes.com - SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgaria's prime minister has sacked his environment minister after he was charged with deliberate mismanagement of water supplies for a city in western Bulgaria. Ex-minister Neno D…

Conservative States Seek Billions to Brace for Disaster. (Just Don’t Call It Climate Change.)

nytimes.com - Mr. Forbes called climate change “not that important a thing for an action plan,” and said that mostly leaving the phrase out of the document was not intentional. He said the purpose of the proposal …

Chinese officials urge people not to travel in and out of city at center of virus outbreak

washingtonpost.com - Medical staff carry a box at the Jinyintan hospital, where the patients with pneumonia caused by the new strain of coronavirus are being treated, in Wuhan, China Jan. 10, 2020. (Darley Shen/Reuters) …

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

nytimes.com - “In 2017, Peter gave a talented young founder $200,000, which two years later converted to equity in Clearview AI,” said Jeremiah Hall, Mr. Thiel’s spokesman. “That was Peter’s only contribution; he …


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Senate adopts ground rules for impeachment trial, delaying a decision on witnesses until after much of the proceedings

washingtonpost.com - By Seung Min Kim, close Seung Min Kim White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Felicia Sonmez and close Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post's breaking political news t…

Chief Justice Roberts admonishes impeachment lawyers, telling them to ‘remember where they are’

washingtonpost.com - By Paul Kane and close Paul Kane Senior congressional correspondent and columnist Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Elise Viebeck close Elise Viebeck Enterprise and investigations reporter focused on p…

Bezos Investigation Finds the Saudis Obtained His Private Data

thedailybeast.com - For 40 years, I’ve advised at-risk public figures and government agencies on high-stakes security matters. My career has included working with the CIA, FBI, at the Reagan White House, counseling fore…

6 big things we still don't know in the bombshell report of how Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

businessinsider.com - The Guardian published a bombshell report on Tuesday: That Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. According to the report, a WhatsApp message that Bezos re…

Mike Bloomberg shifts presidential ad campaign to focus on impeachment

washingtonpost.com - Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg speaks during a rally Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (Rick Bowmer/AP) By Michael Scherer close Michael Scherer National political reporte…

Did vulnerable Republican senators just agree to take the fall for Trump in 2020?

Fast response: How Tokyo Olympics will cope if earthquake strikes

news.yahoo.com - It's 9:15 am on Sunday July 26 and excitement is building at the Tokyo Aquatics centre as the first swimming medals are up for grabs. Nearby at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre, US superstar Simone Biles…

What you need to know about that mysterious Chinese virus

mnn.com - A mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China may be linked to a virus that has never been seen before. Chinese scientists have identified the virus as a new type of coronavirus, reports the World Health …

How Trump Twisted Iran Intel to Manufacture the ‘Four Embassies’ Threat

thedailybeast.com - When President Donald Trump publicly claimed earlier this month that he had seen intel showing Iran’s now-deceased top military leader Qassem Soleimani was plotting attacks on “four [American] embass…

Trump threatens Europe with fresh tariffs in Davos, deepening a rift with longtime U.S. allies

washingtonpost.com - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and President Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday. (Evan Vucci/AP) By Heather Long close Heather Long Economics corr…

In the Name of “Security” Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More in Military Funding

mintpressnews.com - Billions of US tax-payers’ money will continue to be funneled into Israel in the next fiscal year, and for many years in the foreseeable future. Republican and Democratic Senators have recently achie…

Glenn Greenwald Speaks: Bolsonaro Is Trying to Silence Me

thedailybeast.com - Famed journalist Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday reacted to the news that the Brazilian government has charged him with “cybercrimes” by railing against President Jair Bolsonaro’s regime and its attempts …

After unloading on Sanders, Hillary Clinton walks back not committing to him as nominee

nbcnews.com - Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night walked back scathing comments in which she would not commit to backing Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as the Democratic presidential nominee and said "nobody likes him."…

Thai party cleared over secret society claims

bbc.com - A court in Thailand has acquitted one of the country's largest opposition parties after it was accused of having links to a mythical secret society. A sedition charge against Future Forward alleged t…

‘The Driving Force Is to Help Polluters Get Their Permits Faster’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed the Center for Biological Diversity’s Brett Hartl on the National Environmental Policy Act for the January 10, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transc…

Trump tears into environmental 'doom' mongers at Davos forum

news.yahoo.com - Davos (Switzerland) (AFP) - President Donald Trump tore into environmental "prophets of doom" at the Davos forum Tuesday, rejecting fiery warnings from teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg, and lauding …

These corporations are spending the most to undo our democracy — thanks to Citizens United

rawstory.com - This article was paid for by Raw Story subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. It has now been exactly 10 years since the U.S. Supreme …

36 civilians killed in northern Burkina Faso

news.yahoo.com - Ouagadougou (AFP) - Militants killed 36 civilians when they attacked villages in northern Burkina Faso, the government said Tuesday, appealing for local volunteers to bolster its fight against jihadi…

'Pablo Escobar of eggs' faces justice after 35 years of poaching

news.yahoo.com - London (AFP) - Jeffrey Lendrum spent three decades living as the so-called "Pablo Escobar of eggs", smuggling the fragile shells from the nests of falcons and other birds of prey to wealthy internati…

‘It tastes like clay’: residents of Rio alarmed by murky, smelly tap water

theguardian.com - Just weeks before hosting its world famous carnival – and with summer temperatures soaring past 40C (104F) – Rio de Janeiro is on edge as residents across the city complain of murky and foul-smelling…

A Surge of New Plastic Is About to Hit the Planet

wired.com - Global emissions linked to plastic—now just under 900 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent annually—could by 2030 reach 1.3 billion tons, as much as almost 300 coal-fired power plants, the Cente…

America's Radioactive Secret

rollingstone.com - Justin Nobel is writing a book about oil-and-gas radioactivity for Simon & Schuster. This story was supported by the journalism nonprofit Economic Hardship Reporting Project In 2014, a muscular, midd…

Is the Wuhan Coronavirus a Global Emergency?

foreignpolicy.com - Here is today’s Foreign Policy brief: A WHO expert committee meets over the Wuhan coronavirus, the Trump administration has plans to expand its travel ban, and what’s ahead at day two of Davos. We we…

Madacascar Is Planting 60 Million Trees in Ambitious Drive Inspired by Its President

ecowatch.com - Madagascar has embarked on its most ambitious tree-planting drive yet, aiming to plant 60 million trees in the coming months. The island nation celebrates 60 years of independence this year, and the …

Many in the north backed Brexit. They will soon begin to feel the costs | David Conn

theguardian.com - Boris Johnson and his ministers have made huge promises for the United Kingdom after we leave the European Union next week, particularly for “the north” – that unfamiliar land which can now be mined …

How a laurel leaf led to a new solar energy plan

bbc.com - A new form of combined solar power generation and storage is being developed for the UK. It couples thin, flexible, lighter solar sheets with energy storage to power buildings or charge vehicles off-…


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