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Doomstead Diner Daily 10/23
« Reply #1050 on: October 23, 2019, 06:42:50 AM »


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Bill Taylor’s Quid Pro Quo Testimony Blows Up Trump’s Last Line of Defense

nymag.com - For several weeks, Republicans have implicitly set the bar for an impeachable offense in the Ukraine scandal as evidence of a direct link between military aid and an investigation of Joe Biden. On Se…

William Taylor Delivers the Smoking Gun

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - In mid-August, Taylor was told that not only was the money delayed, but that Donald Trump didn’t want to deliver it at all. Taylor prepared to resign in protest, though he still didn’t understand the…

Bill Taylor’s Testimony Paints a 'Damning' Picture of Trump's Ukraine Quid Pro Quo

[url=http://www.vice.com]www.vice.com[/url] - WASHINGTON — Bill Taylor is known as a “straight shooter” — and he just fired a shot in President Trump’s direction. Taylor, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, told lawmakers of a back-door press…

Greater Middle East Project of Chaos: The Management of Savagery

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - (Analysis) — Destination Afghanistan was known as the big easy back in the halcyon days of the late 1960s. Hippies from throughout the affluent West hitchhiked to the capital, Kabul, where crash pads…

‘Alarming circumstances’: A distressed diplomat tells a tale of venal intrigue

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Greg Jaffe and close Greg Jaffe National security reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Greg Miller close Greg Miller national security, intelligence, terrorism Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow …

The Kurds will never again help the US in the Middle East: Veteran CIA officer

[url=http://www.rawstory.com]www.rawstory.com[/url] - 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. This week, as hundreds of ISIS fighters escaped from Kur…

How Rudy Giuliani’s Legacy as U.S. Attorney Is Coming Back to Haunt Him

theintercept.com - Rudy Giuliani secured a dubious distinction earlier this month when he became the second known ex-U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York to face investigation by his former office. The n…

Attorney General Barr Preaches a Secular Law-and-Order Christianity

nymag.com - One of my favorite speeches in recent history was delivered by Barack Obama at Notre Dame University ten years ago. In it he warned against the particular kind of self-righteousness for which the Chr…

‘Abuse of Power Is Not a Crime’: Trump’s Former AG Defines His Credo

nymag.com - It is through his attorneys general that President Trump has always expressed his authoritarian vision in its purest form. He first appointed Jeff Sessions solely because, Trump said, he believed Ses…

Analysis | Here are the next shoes to drop in the Trump-Ukraine scandal

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Diplomat William B. Taylor Jr. arrives on Capitol Hill. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) By Aaron Blake close Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix Email EmailBio BioFollow Fol…

Michael Cohen Offers Dirt on Giuliani’s Ukraine Henchman

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - History certainly felt like it was repeating itself. Hours after two associates who helped Rudy Giuliani dig up dirt on Joe Biden were arrested and charged with campaign-finance violations on behalf …

The FBI’s Long History of Treating Political Dissent as Terrorism

theintercept.com - While terrorism in the U.S. is relatively rare, over the last decade most politically motivated violence has come at the hands of far-right extremists. Despite that reality, the FBI has devoted dispr…

The Worst Day in Earth’s History Contains an Ominous Warning

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - A new paper, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a possible answer: The impact changed the chemical content of the ocean, rendering seawater more acidic…

Water is a growing source of global conflict. Here’s what we need to do

[url=http://www.weforum.org]www.weforum.org[/url] - The most intensive drought ever recorded in Syria lasted from 2006 to 2011. Water scarcity hit households, businesses and infrastructure, while in the countryside crops failed, livestock died, and en…

Corporations and governments collude in prison slavery racket

[url=http://www.peoplesworld.org]www.peoplesworld.org[/url] - In this Feb. 1, 2012 photo, inmate William Adams, of Hazlehurst, Ga., sews a laundry bag while working in a garment shop at Coxsackie Correctional Facility in Coxsackie, N.Y. New York prisons institu…

Politician charged in human trafficking adoption scheme

apnews.com - PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona elected official ran a human smuggling scheme that promised pregnant women thousands of dollars to lure them from a Pacific Island nation to the U.S., where they were cramme…

Spanish state repression in Catalonia may be shocking – but it’s nothing new | Arnaldo Otegi

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The Spanish supreme court’s deeply unjust verdict, handing out harsh prison sentences to nine Catalan government and civil society leaders for organising a peaceful referendum on self-determination i…

Scientists have trained rats to drive tiny cars to collect food

[url=http://www.newscientist.com]www.newscientist.com[/url] - Kelly Lambert/University of Richmond Rats have mastered the art of driving a tiny car, suggesting their brains are more flexible than we thought. The finding could be used to understand how learning …

Milan University Students Reject Zionist Occupation of Their Campus

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - MILAN, ITALY — My lecture at the University of Milan was scheduled for the afternoon of October 9, 2019. That morning the university president, pressured by a local Zionist group, decided to cancel t…

200 women say ‘creepy’ Trump molested them

[url=http://www.rawstory.com]www.rawstory.com[/url] - Most women know what it’s like to be approached by a guy like Donald Trump. He’s that guy you spot coming at you from across the party with hands extended and eyes emblazoned by a voracious glare. Ce…

The Tulsi Gabbard Episode | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

[url=http://www.patreon.com]www.patreon.com[/url] - This week on Gaslit Nation we start off by discussing the shocking and sad death of House Oversight Committee chairman Elijah Cummings. We review Cummings’ long struggle to bring Trump administration…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 10/24
« Reply #1051 on: October 24, 2019, 03:01:12 AM »

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Trump Wanted Ukraine’s President to Smear Biden on CNN

theintercept.com - Before agreeing to release nearly $400 million in military assistance to Ukraine, President Donald Trump extorted a promise from his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, to appear on American t…

Impeachment deposition delayed after Republicans storm proceedings

[url=http://www.politico.com]www.politico.com[/url] - According to people familiar with the matter, some Republican lawmakers brought their cellphones into the secure area — a significant violation of House rules. Another person said the room had to be …

House Democrats look to take impeachment probe public as soon as mid-November

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and other House Republicans criticize the impeachment proceedings at a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) By Rachael Bade and close R…

In court hearing, Trump lawyer argues a sitting president would be immune from prosecution even if he were to shoot someone

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Ann E. Marimow and close Ann E. Marimow Reporter covering legal affairs Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Jonathan O'Connell close Jonathan O'Connell Reporter covering economic development with a fo…

Ocasio-Cortez stumps Zuckerberg with questions on far right and Cambridge Analytica

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Mark Zuckerberg faced a grueling examination from the Democratic lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday, with questions over the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Facebook’s reluctance to polic…

Judge orders State Department to release documents on Trump dealings with Ukraine

thehill.com - The State Department must begin turning over documents related to the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine within 30 days, a judge ruled Wednesday. American Oversight, an ethics watchdog orga…

Warren Wants to Rein in Charters, End Vouchers for Private Schools

theintercept.com - Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a wide-ranging education plan Monday, pledging to invest hundreds of billions of dollars into public schools if she wins the presidency, paid in part through her propos…

Omnicidal Tendencies: The Nuclear Presidency of Donald Trump

theintercept.com - Trump now controls all U.S. nukes and seven activists who protested this threat are now facing decades in prison. This week on Intercepted: Legendary peace activist Liz McAlister has spent her entire…

lawandcrime.com - Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Tuesday attempted to defend President Donald Trump against the onslaught of increasingly inculpatory evidence emerging from Democrats’ impeachm…

Identity Evropa, Rebranded: Six Months Later

unicornriot.ninja - Harper’s Ferry, WV – Identity Evropa, the alt-right neo-nazi group behind the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, renamed itself the American Identity Movement earlier this year. Now, more than…

Of Two Minds - The Unraveling Quickens

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - Even if we don't measure the erosion of intangible capital, the social and political consequences of this impoverishment are manifesting in all sorts of ways. The central thesis of my new book Will Y…

Trump administratio

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - President Trump listens as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks to the press during a Sept. 25 meeting in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)…

The Pro-War Assumptions In Your Newspaper | Current Affairs

[url=http://www.currentaffairs.org]www.currentaffairs.org[/url] - If you want to know why America’s giant military apparatus seems never to shrink and our wars never seem to end, you’ll find a big clue on the front page of yesterday’s New York Times. A “news analys…

As the World’s Garbage Piles Up, Controversy Over Waste-to-Energy Continues

undark.org - VIEWPOINTS: Partner content, op-eds, and Undark editorials. Facing streets choked with trash, the Indian city of Bengaluru is considering constructing five plants that will burn garbage to produce en…

As Droughts Spread Across India, So Does Water Budgeting

undark.org - Every year many of the inhabitants of Jalna, a semi-arid district in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, are forced to buy drinking water as their wells dry up through the burning summers. This …

Superyachts and private jets: spending of corrupt super-rich revealed

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The multimillion pound spending habits of corrupt members of the global super-rich – including 421 luxury homes, three superyachts, seven private jets as well as elite private school fees and even ho…

Amazon rainforest 'close to irreversible tipping point'

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Soaring deforestation coupled with the destructive policies of Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, could push the Amazon rainforest dangerously to an irreversible “tipping point” within two…

Climate Change is Making El Niños More Intense, Study Finds

e360.yale.edu - Climate change is increasing the frequency of extreme El Niño events, leading to intensifying droughts, worsening floods, and shifting hurricane patterns, according to a new study

Climate change may see one in four US steel bridges collapse by 2040

[url=http://www.newscientist.com]www.newscientist.com[/url] - MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Global warming could contribute to the failure of one in four steel bridges in the US over the next two decades. Bridges in the US and other high-income countries are…

Turkish Colonel Exposes it All- From Syria War to Plans for New ISIS Terror Attacks in EU

[url=http://www.newsbud.com]www.newsbud.com[/url] - Colonel Osman Basibuyuk puts it all out - from the real reasons, interests and actors behind the Syria war, to highly-probable ISIS False-Flag suicide attacks in Europe that are being concocted by “c…

Counting Deaths in Haiti’s Displacement Camps as “Progress”

theintercept.com - Since Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake in 2010, an estimated 59,000 Haitians have been granted Temporary Protected Status, which allows the nationals of countries designated unsafe due to…

Renata Ávila: "The Internet of creation disappeared. Now we have the Internet of surveillance and control” | CCCB LAB

lab.cccb.org - Three decades ago, the Internet promised to be a democratising place to be turned to in the flight from the inequalities of the analogue world. It was presented to us a field in which to find freedom…

Google Is Coming for Your Face

[url=http://www.thenation.com]www.thenation.com[/url] - Joy Buolamwini stands for a portrait behind a while mask. A facial recognition researcher, Buolamwini has uncovered racial and gender bias in facial analysis tools. (AP Photo / Steven Senne) You will…

Algorithms Are Designed to Addict Us, and the Consequences Go Beyond Wasted Time

singularityhub.com - Goethe’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a classic example of many stories in a similar theme. The young apprentice enchants a broom to mop the floor, avoiding some work in the process. But the enchantm…

Assange in Court - Craig Murray

[url=http://www.craigmurray.org.uk]www.craigmurray.org.uk[/url] - I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal tea…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 10/25
« Reply #1052 on: October 25, 2019, 03:36:43 AM »

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The Coming Collapse

truthdig.com - The Trump administration did not rise, prima facie, like Venus on a half shell from the sea. Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of o…

Donald Trump’s Not Anti-War, He Just Wants the U.S. Military to Focus on Stealing Oil

theintercept.com - “I can’t believe what our country is doing,” Trump said on February 28, 2011, two weeks before the Obama administration got Security Council authorization “to protect civilians” in Libya. “Qaddafi in…

White House delayed Ukraine trade decision in August, a signal that U.S. suspension of cooperation extended beyond security funds

washingtonpost.com - U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, national security adviser John Bolton, and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders wait for the start of a news conference with President Trump an…

Democrats say whistleblower’s testimony is unnecessary as other witnesses come forward

washingtonpost.com - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday helped introduce a resolution assailing the impeachment inquiry as unfair to President Trump. (Melina Mara/The Washington Po…

Fed Ups Its Wall Street Bailout to $690 Billion a Week as Media Snoozes

wallstreetonparade.com - By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: October 24, 2019 ~ Yesterday the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (New York Fed) announced that the giant money spigot it turned on for Wall Street on September 17 wo…

Amnesty Says Turkey Deporting Syrians to Planned 'Safe Zone' Region

usnews.com - ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey is forcibly sending Syrian refugees to an area of Syria near the border where it aims to set up a "safe zone" even though the conflict there has not ended, Amnesty Interna…

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Exposed About Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook Heading Into 2020

rollingstone.com - Mark Zuckerberg is an awkward guy. This is true when he’s giving tours of his house, it’s true when he’s live-streaming himself smoking meats, and it’s especially true whenever Congress is grilling h…

Democrats say whistleblower’s testimony is unnecessary as other witnesses come forward

washingtonpost.com - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday helped introduce a resolution assailing the impeachment inquiry as unfair to President Trump. (Melina Mara/The Washington Po…

US military allowed to shoot at vehicles at entry ports along southern border

wsws.org - Pentagon documents leaked to Newsweek magazine reveal that soldiers deployed to the US-Mexico border have broad authority to fire on moving vehicles. The guidelines set by the Department of Defense (…

Gabbard announces she won’t seek re-election to Congress, says White House run is

rt.com - In a six-minute video message released on Thursday, Gabbard said she was “grateful” to her constituents in Hawaii’s second congressional district for making her their representative since 2012, but n…

Top Toxicologist Banned From Saying PFAS Causes Disease

theintercept.com - The widespread environmental contaminants known as PFAS cause multiple health problems in people, according to Linda Birnbaum, who retired as director of the National Institute of Environmental Healt…

Air pollution is killing more people during the Trump administration than it was under President Obama

vox.com - Air pollution is killing more people during the Trump administration than it was under President Obama. Air pollution was responsible for 9,700 more deaths in 2018 than it was in 2016, according to a…

White House press secretary says Republicans who oppose Trump deserve to be called 'human scum'

businessinsider.com - The White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, on Thursday morning defended President Donald Trump after he referred to Republicans who opposed him - sometimes called Never Trumpers - as "human …

The future of the US workforce will rely on AI, but don't count human workers out just yet

theconversation.com - Artificial intelligence has replaced many skills in recent years – including the skills needed to do some human jobs. The tech revolution has not gone unnoticed by American workers. A 2018 Gallup pol…

Opinion | Donald Trump, Life of a Zombie Party

nytimes.com - This idea — that Trump is the embodiment of Republican voters and a personification of their ambitions and fears, and therefore, attempts to punish him are spiritually transferable and translatable a…

Why Donald Trump — and Other Powerful Men — Love to Cast Themselves As Victims

nymag.com - Long before this week, when he referred to himself as the victim of a lynching, Donald Trump has been fluent in the language of a racist mob. It ran underneath the full-page newspaper ads he paid $85…

Opinion -Steve Bannon – a Profile of a US Apparatchik. From China to the Pope

informationclearinghouse.info - “Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon gave an impassioned account of what is driving the US war on Chinese tech firm Huawei… and trade has little to do with it. The US wants to destroy…

Google's Quantum Computer Just Aced an 'Impossible' Test

livescience.com - Google just took a quantum leap in computer science. Using the company's state-of-the-art quantum computer, called Sycamore, Google has claimed "quantum supremacy" over the most powerful supercompute…

Ozone Hole Over Antarctica Shrinks to Record-Small Size

livescience.com - The ozone hole above Antarctica, where the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays bust through an otherwise sunscreened stratosphere, has shrunk to its smallest size on record going back to 1982, scient…

Turkish Colonel Exposes it All- From Syria War to Plans for New ISIS Terror Attacks in EU

newsbud.com - Colonel Osman Basibuyuk puts it all out - from the real reasons, interests and actors behind the Syria war, to highly-probable ISIS False-Flag suicide attacks in Europe that are being concocted by “c…

Trump Holding Back Money for Puerto Rico Recovery | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Trump administration officials have admitted that last summer they knowingly withheld billions of dollars Congress appropriated to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria. House Democrats say w…

Donald Trump: An American tragedy not only for the U.S., but also for the world

intrepidreport.com - “If this [U.S.] government ever became a tyrant, if a dictator ever took charge in this country, the technological capacity that the intelligence community has given the government could enable it to…


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« Reply #1053 on: October 26, 2019, 03:54:27 AM »


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Giuliani butt-dials NBC reporter, heard discussing need for cash and trashing Bidens

nbcnews.com - Late in the night Oct. 16, Rudy Giuliani made a phone call to this reporter. The fact that Giuliani was reaching out wasn't remarkable. He and the reporter had spoken earlier that evening for a story…

Perspective | One idea has shaped Giuliani’s whole career: Everyone is wrong but me

washingtonpost.com - Giuliani attends the White House Sports and Fitness Day last year. The House Committees of Foreign Affairs, Oversight, and Intelligence have issued subpoenas for Giuliani’s records related to Ukraine…

Trump frustrated as White House effort to defy impeachment inquiry fails to halt witness testimony, advisers say

washingtonpost.com - President Trump walks to board Marine One to depart from the South Lawn at the White House on Friday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Carol D. Leonnig and close Carol D. Leonnig National inve…

Blow to Trump as DoJ ordered to turn over evidence from Mueller grand jury

theguardian.com - A judge on Friday ordered the justice department to give the House unredacted portions of grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, handing a victory to Democra…

House Impeachment Inquiry Subpoenas More Trump Officials

nytimes.com - The issue is at the center of the impeachment inquiry, which is investigating whether Mr. Trump abused his power to pressure President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine to incriminate Mr. Trump’s politic…

Now House Republicans Hate The Rules They Made - The National Memo

nationalmemo.com - Congressional Republicans don’t want to debate President Donald Trump’s attempt to extort political prosecutions of Americans from Ukraine — and given the damning facts emerging every day, their relu…

The FBI’s Long History of Treating Political Dissent as Terrorism

theintercept.com - While terrorism in the U.S. is relatively rare, over the last decade most politically motivated violence has come at the hands of far-right extremists. Despite that reality, the FBI has devoted dispr…

Did Bill Barr Call His Shot? Unanswered Questions about FBI’s Foreknowledge of the El Paso Shooting

mintpressnews.com - As a series of recent mass shootings have brought renewed demands for the U.S. government to do something to address the spike in “lone wolf” violence, the Trump administration’s decision to blame in…

Donald Trump Has a Big Problem in the Senate

theatlantic.com - After another private meeting Monday night with Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, Mr. Trump began complaining privately that he did not think Senate Republicans were doing eno…

Lawyers Rip DOJ’s Criminal Investigation of Mueller Probe Origins: ‘Obviously Corrupt’ and ‘What the Framers Feared’

lawandcrime.com - A person familiar with the matter stunningly confirmed the following on Thursday: the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the nation’s highest law enforcement organization, is now criminally investigat…

AG William Barr Formally Announces Orwellian Pre-Crime Program

mintpressnews.com - Last Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr issued a memorandum to all U.S. attorneys, law enforcement agencies and top ranking Justice Department officials announcing the imminent implementat…

Vladimir Putin is looking unstoppable after a string of victories that Trump handed to him on a plate

businessinsider.com - This week alone, the Russian president: His deal to jointly patrol northeastern Syria with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, made on Tuesday, establishes Russia as a power player in the war-tor…

Lindsey Graham's Trump impeachment resolution has "absolutely no substance" and is a "legally ignorant red herring," say constitutional scholars

newsweek.com - Sen. Lindsey Graham's resolution to the Senate condemning the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump has "absolutely no substance," said a constitutional scholar, and is full of "phony…

Can We Break the Cycle of War and Famine?

undark.org - Vandana Shiva, an Indian environmental activist, once described growing one’s own food as “the most revolutionary act.” That idea is clearly echoed in “Food or War,” by Australian climate scholar Jul…

Californians face more blackouts as fire risk remains high

vox.com - Wildfires once again ignited this week across California, with conditions for more severe blazes remaining high. Utilities are responding by shutting off power to their customers, with blackouts in m…

Electric Utilities Can’t Blame Wildfires Solely on Climate, Experts Say

scientificamerican.com - Bill Johnson is a utility executive, not a climate scientist. That didn’t stop the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. CEO from wading into California’s complex climate conditions. Noting that Northern Cali…

Acid Rain, That '70s Scourge, Comes Back | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Starting in the 1970s acid rain turned hundreds of lakes and streams in Adirondack Park in upstate New York so acidic that fish could not survive. Acid rain can be so toxic that it etches paint off c…

Of Two Minds - This Is What Worries Me

oftwominds.com - In this disintegrative phase, people are increasingly indignant if their magical-thinking "solution" is challenged. It's practically un-American to confess you're worried. Can-do self-help and cheerf…

As the World’s Garbage Piles Up, Controversy Over Waste-to-Energy Continues

undark.org - Facing streets choked with trash, the Indian city of Bengaluru is considering constructing five plants that will burn garbage to produce energy. And as garbage from around the world piles up in Indon…

Pentagon awards controversial $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft, spurning Amazon

washingtonpost.com - President Donald Trump, left, and Satya Nadella, center, chief executive of Microsoft, listen as Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos speaks at the White House in 2017. (Alex Brandon/AP) By Aaron Gregg …

Coca-Cola Named Most Polluting Brand in Global Plastic Waste Audit

theintercept.com - Coca-Cola was found for the second year in a row to be the most polluting brand in a global audit of plastic trash conducted by the Break Free From Plastic global movement. The giant soda company was…

How Brexit Will End

newyorker.com - When does uncertainty become the worst condition of all? This fall, more than three years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, no one was sure what form Brexit would take, what kind of re…

After This Fungus Turns Ants Into Zombies, Their Bodies Explode

nytimes.com - What was once thought to be one species of fungus now turns out to be at least 28. Each zombifies a different species of ants or attacks other insects. These species all belong to a much bigger group…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 10/27
« Reply #1054 on: October 27, 2019, 06:06:37 AM »

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Opinion | Why Will Breitbart Be Included in ‘Facebook News’?

nytimes.com - Growth has always been the end game for Facebook. The company’s onetime internal credo, “Move fast and break things,” was about a need for rapid, sometimes reckless innovation in service of adding mo…

We Can’t Find One Leftist Mark Zuckerberg Invited to Dinner

theintercept.com - Well, OK. Mark is probably sensitive to the privacy of his left-wing dinner companions and doesn’t want to mention them without checking first. But we can assume that Mark’s been getting together wit…

U.S. forces launch operation in Syria targeting ISIS leader Baghdadi, officials say

washingtonpost.com - This image made from video posted on a militant website April 29, 2019, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (AP) By Missy Ryan and close Missy Ryan Reporter …

Trump hits out at former chief of staff John Kelly's warning about impeachment

theguardian.com - Donald Trump has hit back at his former chief of staff, John Kelly, after Kelly said he had warned the president about impeachment. Kelly said he “felt bad” for having left Trump’s side, because his …

Rachel Maddow Confronts Her NBC News Bosses Live, on the Air

nytimes.com - In a statement that Ms. Maddow read on air, NBCUniversal, the network’s parent company, said it would release former NBC News employees from any “perceived obligation” to stay silent about sexual har…

Historically black college ripped for confining students in dorms so Trump could hold a rally

rawstory.com - President Donald Trump has faced criticism over an event he was to hold on criminal justice reform at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, a historically black school, just after referring t…

‘Trump’s Lying Has Ruptured the Space-Time Continuum’: Steve Schmidt on 2020

nymag.com - Before his hiatus in January, Steve Schmidt was a fan favorite for many MSNBC viewers. As a lifelong Republican, his screeds on the political and constitutional morass of the Trump era had a special …

Hundreds shot and beaten as Chile takes to the streets

theguardian.com - “The soldier was about 40m away. He looked at me and fired,” said Christopher Madrid, pointing to the patch above his right eye. “I swung away and the bullet grazed [my forehead] and came out, left a…

The Revolution Isn’t Being Televised

fair.org - It’s all kicking off everywhere in 2019. Haitians are revolting against a corrupt political system and their President Jovenel Moïse, who many see as a kleptocratic US puppet. In Ecuador, huge public…

Shots fired in Lebanon's Tripoli as army clashes with protesters | News

aljazeera.com - Beirut, Lebanon - Several people have been wounded in clashes with the army near the northern city of Tripoli on the 10th day of largely peaceful anti-government protests in Lebanon. Video from Tripo…

Russia decries US decision to secure oil fields in eastern Syria | USA News

aljazeera.com - Russia's Defence Ministry has criticised the United States' decision to send armoured vehicles and combat troops into eastern Syria to protect oil fields, calling it "banditry". US defence chief Mark…

Joe Biden’s Super PAC Is Being Organized by Corporate Lobbyists

theintercept.com - Joe Biden began the presidential campaign with a commanding lead in the polls, but questions surrounding his ability to power through the primary, along with relatively weak fundraising, has cast new…

Fierce winds sweep across California, worsening wildfires and prompting new evacuations

washingtonpost.com - A hillside smolders as firefighters light backfires to slow the spread of the Kincade Fire in unincorporated Sonoma County, Calif., near Geyservillle on Saturday. (Noah Berger/AP) By Derek

Rising Seas Threaten Low-Lying Coastal Cities, 10% of World Population

blogs.ei.columbia.edu - The recent Typhoon Hagibis — the most powerful storm to hit Japan since 1958 — caused massive destruction. The reported death toll as of October 22 has climbed to 80, with another 398 injured and 11 …

Researchers develop a new way to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere

mnn.com - Scientists are hailing a new process that strips carbon dioxide directly from the air as a revolutionary tool in the fight against climate change. The new process, developed by researchers at MIT, ca…

How Plastic Pollution Is Making Central America Uninhabitable

theintercept.com - The fishermen stand thigh-deep in the muddy water as our boat pulls up to the shore, grass shushing against the hull. It is a still, cool morning and mist wicks off the river as the sun begins to ris…

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon to break up rally |

aljazeera.com - Hong Kong riot police have fired volleys of tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of protesters, many wearing now-banned face masks, who converged on the Kowloon harbourfront to denounce pe…

Ukrainian Rhapsody

peaksurfer.blogspot.com - EMPIRE TROOPER SERGEANT (to Luke Skywalker): Let me see your identification. OBI-WAN KENOBE (staring into the Sergeant’s visor and subtly waving his fingers): You don’t need to see his identification…

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Trump’s Remarks on the Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Are Peak Trump

nymag.com - The president, who appears to relish violet rhetoric, personal boasting, the defeat of his enemies, and the simplicity of a good vs. evil narrative, announced on Sunday morning that U.S. special forc…

Praising Himself for ISIS Raid, Trump Undermines His Own Victory

vanityfair.com - The fastest way to burn political capital after a military victory, it seems, is to have Donald Trump announce it. The president spent Sunday morning gleefully recounting the gory details of a U.S. S…

C.I.A. Got Tip on al-Baghdadi’s Location From Arrest of a Wife and a Courier

nytimes.com - Mr. Esper described the climax of the two-hour ground raid on “This Week” this way: “He’s in a compound, that’s right, with a few other men and women with him and a large number of children. Our spec…

Of Two Minds - Recent Interviews on a Variety of Topics

oftwominds.com - Here's a list of recent interviews. Since I do a lot of interviews and don't always post them in a timely manner, here's a list of recent interviews: X22 Spotlight: There Are Cycles In The World, We …

Katie Hill, rising Democratic star, resigns amid claims of relationship with staffer

theguardian.com - California congresswoman Katie Hill, a freshman Democrat and a rising star in the party, announced her resignation on Sunday amid allegations that she had a sexual relationship with a member of her c…

Recession hits Hong Kong as protests drag on for fifth month | Hong Kong protests News

aljazeera.com - Hong Kong has fallen into recession, after being hit by more than five months of anti-government protests that show no signs of relenting, and is unlikely to achieve annual economic growth this year,…

Lyme Vaccines Show New Promise, and Face Old Challenges

undark.org - Jessica Reeder worries about ticks and the diseases they carry. She had Lyme disease, her brother had Lyme disease, and every fall her children come home from school with notes reminding parents to d…

The Financial Crisis Cost the U.S Economy $22 Trillion

medium.com - Given all the recent headlines about record low unemployment and stock indexes hitting all-time highs, you might think the U.S economy is doing as good as it possibly could be. That would be wrong, t…

Fact check: Trump falsely claims his 2000 book demanded the killing of Osama bin Laden

cnn.com - Trump said he still hears people marveling about his supposed declaration. "To this day, I get people coming up to me," he said. "They said, 'You know what one of the most amazing things I've ever se…

NBC staffers harbor doubts about network's leadership over handling of Weinstein, Lauer cases

cnn.com - In his book, Farrow never accuses anyone of being blackmailed. But he connects the dots in such a way to leave readers wondering what went on in NBC's executive suite. And in interviews he has accuse…

“Eat the Children”: Decades of Far-Right LaRouche Provocations Renewed

unicornriot.ninja - New York City, NY – A disruptive comment about eating babies in order to avoid climate change during a Thursday town hall meeting with U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY14) was claime…

How Plastic Pollution Is Making Central America Uninhabitable

theintercept.com - The fishermen stand thigh-deep in the muddy water as our boat pulls up to the shore, grass shushing against the hull. It is a still, cool morning and mist wicks off the river as the sun begins to ris…

California’s governor declares statewide emergency over wildfires as mass evacuation continues

washingtonpost.com - By Courtney Teague, Lea Donosky, Kayla Epstein and close Kayla Epstein Embedded audience editor on the National desk Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Hannah Knowles close Hannah Knowles General assign…

'You can't fight this': California wildfires force evacuation in Sonoma county

theguardian.com - Thousands of firefighters in northern California battled to control wildfires fueled by howling el diablo winds, the largest of which forced at least 185,000 people to evacuate their homes. Meanwhile…

Trump met with sustained boos when introduced at Game 5 of the World Series

washingtonpost.com - By Maura Judkis and close Maura Judkis Reporter covering culture, food and the arts Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Josh Dawsey close Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email EmailBio BioF…

Pope Francis, the Revolutionary, Takes On the Traditionalists

theatlantic.com - The pope also appointed other cardinals from the global South, making the College of Cardinals less white and less Italian. (One of the constant tensions of the Catholic Church is that it’s a global …

With Little Fanfare, William Barr Formally Announces Orwellian Pre-Crime Program

unz.com - A recent memorandum authored by Attorney General William Barr announced a new “pre-crime” program inspired by “War on Terror” tactics and is set to be implemented next year. Last Wednesday, U.S. Atto…

Navy Yard worker outed by Unicorn Riot is indicted for lying to the FBI about his white nationalist group memberships

boingboing.net - When Salem, NJ's Fred C. Arena applied for a job at Philadelphia's Navy Yard, he underwent an FBI background check in which he falsely claimed that he was not a member of the Vanguard America, a whit…


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White House Ukraine expert expected to testify about possible knowledge of Trump-Zelensky call

cnn.com - Washington(CNN) House investigators conducting the impeachment inquiry are hoping to hear testimony Tuesday from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council's top Ukraine expert, about …

House to take first vote on impeachment inquiry of Trump, forcing lawmakers on record

washingtonpost.com - From left, Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.), House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) return to a secure area at the Capitol after informing repor…

Winning: Trump Boos Reached “Almost 100 Decibels” at Nats Game

vanityfair.com - Donald Trump has rarely returned to New York City since becoming president, likely because, despite the fact that he calls the city home, most people who live there can’t stand him. Yet there may be …

Officials cringe as Trump spills sensitive details of al-Baghdadi raid

nbcnews.com - IRBIL, Iraq — President Donald Trump painted a vivid picture for the world of the deadly U.S. military raid on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a raid that only a small number of people witnessed in…

BFP Exclusive: Syria- Secret US-NATO Training & Support Camp to Oust Current Syrian President

newsbud.com - I have been closely following the situation and events in Syria as they unfold. In doing so I totally bypass what’s being misreported by the US mainstream media-Washington Post, New York Times, and t…

Argentina elects new president on promises to fix economy and unify a struggling nation

theconversation.com - Argentina has elected Alberto Fernández of the Peronist party as its next president with 47.4% of the vote. Fernández defeated incumbent Mauricio Macri and four other candidates on Sunday, Oct. 27, a…

Centrist Democrats to Fundraise With U.S. Chamber of Commerce

theintercept.com - Molly Allen, a fundraiser who helped put together the event, noted in an email, “As usual with these events, we expect strong Member attendance and a lively discussion!” The Chamber was one of the la…

Kurdish informant provided key intel in operation that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

nbcnews.com - Kurdish-led forces allied with the United States provided information — including used underwear for a DNA analysis — that was key to the operation that killed the Islamic State group's leader Abu Ba…

A new California wildfire burns in LA as many face days without power

cnn.com - Ava Rutter, a student at MSMU, posted video of the Getty Fire turning the sky a hellish orange as she went to her car. Fire at MSMU, mandatory evacuation. Walked outside my dorm to my car, saw this, …

New fires are spreading in California despite power blackouts to prevent ignition

vox.com - California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on Sunday after new fires ignited across the state. Driven by high winds and dry weather, and despite power shutoffs to hundreds of thousan…

No Deal Reached as CTU Strike Continues Into Day 12

unicornriot.ninja - Chicago, IL – The CTU (Chicago Teachers Union) remains on strike for the 12th day after no agreement could be reached over the weekend. Monday marks the eighth day of missed classes, as compared to s…

Journalist Kirill Vyshinsky Recounts His Harrowing Time in a Ukrainian Prison

mintpressnews.com - In November 2018, I became aware of the case of Kirill Vyshinsky, a Ukrainian-Russian journalist and editor imprisoned in Ukraine without trial since May 2018, accused of high treason. Soon after, I …

Of Two Minds - Will MMT Work as Intended, Or Will It Trigger the Collapse of "Money"?

oftwominds.com - MMT is presented as the solution to the "problem" of insufficient government funding, but that's not the real problem. Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is presented as a means to painlessly fund the larg…

The world is sitting on a $400 trillion financial time bomb

qz.com - Financial disaster is looming, and not because of the stock market or subprime loans. The coming crisis is more insidious, structural, and almost certain to blow up eventually. The World Economic For…

How the Supreme Court and the morbidly rich are ruining democracy in America

rawstory.com - People being killed by wildfires in California and people dying because they can’t afford their insulin are the same thing. Both represent the capture of government by corporations—in other words, bo…

Why the middle class can’t afford life in America anymore

nypost.com - After spending his days teaching AP American history and economics at the public Live Oak High School in San Jose, Calif., Matt Barry drives for Uber. Barry’s wife, Nicole, teaches as well — they eac…

The fight to stop Nestlé from taking America's water to sell in plastic bottles

theguardian.com - The network of clear streams comprising California’s Strawberry Creek run down the side of a steep, rocky mountain in a national forest two hours east of Los Angeles. Last year Nestlé siphoned 45m ga…

The U.S. Only Pretends to Have Free Markets

theatlantic.com - Since around 2000, however, high profits have persisted, rather than attracting new competitors to the American market. This suggests a shift from an economy where entry acted as a fundamental rebala…

Has Humanity’s Homeland Been Found?

theatlantic.com - “The conclusions are far-fetched and very much overstated,” added Carina Schlebusch, a geneticist at Uppsala University who specializes in southern Africa. “It tells us very little about human origin…

Inside the Discovery of Sandworm, the World’s Most Dangerous Hackers

vanityfair.com - Beyond the Beltway, where the DC intelligence-industrial complex flattens out to an endless sea of parking lots and gray office buildings marked with logos and corporate names designed to be forgotte…

‘We Need Medicare for All’: Progressives condemn Bezos decision to shift more health insurance costs onto Washington Post staffers

intrepidreport.com - The Washington Post, owned by world’s richest man Jeff Bezos, is reportedly moving most of its staff onto what one Post journalist described as “high-deductible health insurance plans that shift sign…

The foxes are writing building codes for henhouses

treehugger.com - A secret deal lets the homebuilders dominate the committees that write the building codes for housing. Building Codes have been around since the time of Hammurabi and Deuteronomy, and have always bee…

The Real Reason Facebook Won’t Ban Political Ads

nymag.com - Earlier this month, Facebook caught flack for its decision to not fact-check political advertising. It is not the role of Facebook, according to Mark Zuckerberg, to limit the speech of politicians or…


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PG&E Spent Billions on Lobbyists and PR Instead of Upgrades

theintercept.com - Power shutoffs affecting more than 1 million residents, scheduled by PG&E this week throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California, have sparked a massive backlash, with many community…

Welcome To The Third World, Part 30: California Burning In The Dark - DollarCollapse.com

dollarcollapse.com - Venezuela has suffered through recurring power outages this year, as money for routine maintenance dries up and power plant employees flee the country (and, okay, as the US practices its cyberwar ski…

Vindman offers a firsthand account of critical episodes in alleged quid pro quo

washingtonpost.com - By Karoun Demirjian and close Karoun Demirjian Congressional reporter focusing on national security Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Greg Jaffe close Greg Jaffe National security reporter Email EmailB…

In Trump’s GOP, Purple Heart Winners Aren’t Patriots Unless They’re Loyal to the President

rollingstone.com - WASHINGTON — The Trump-owned Republican Party showed no hesitation in attacking the integrity and credibility of Special Counsel Robert Mueller despite his being a Vietnam War veteran and Purple Hear…

Testimony from career diplomats to outline Trump’s dark view of Ukraine

washingtonpost.com - President Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in New York on Sept. 25, 2019. (Saul Loeb/Afp Via Getty Images) By John Hudson and close John Hudson National security reporter focus…

Media Silent as Nobel Prize Winning OPCW Found “Fixing” its Own Findings on Syria

mintpressnews.com - Douma, Syria, April 2018. Dozens of people die in a suspected chemical weapons attack in the eastern suburb of the capital Damascus. The United States and many European countries immediately identify…

Baghdadi Story Reveals Divided — and Broken — News Media

rollingstone.com - Two sets of headlines over the weekend described the suicide of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. From the Washington Post Sunday morning: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of I…

Dread in northern Syria as U.S. troops withdraw and cease-fire ends

washingtonpost.com - A family watches the retreat of Kurdish troops in the countryside of Amuda, Syria, on Oct. 27. (Alice Martins for The Washington Post/FTWP) By Louisa Loveluck close Louisa Loveluck Iraq, Syria. Email…

How the United States Could Lose a Great-Power War

foreignpolicy.com - The U.S. armed forces are now preparing for an age of great-power competition and rightly so. The 2018 National Defense Strategy shows the Defense Department is focused on the threats posed by Russia…

Opinion | What Pelosi is up to with Thursday’s impeachment vote

washingtonpost.com - By Jennifer Rubin close Jennifer Rubin Opinion writer covering politics and policy, foreign and domestic Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Opinion writer October 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT The Post report…

House Democrats: No Vote on Trump’s NAFTA if Worker Concerns Go Unaddressed

theintercept.com - Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., who is part of the USMCA House Democrats working group and co-chairs the group’s biologics task force, said the deal could be the most progressive of its kind, but it’s n…

New wildfires spark more evacuations as California burns

mnn.com - Raging wildfires in California have forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate their homes near Los Angeles and in Northern California wine country. As of early Tuesday morning, the Los Angeles Times w…

Chile Protests: A Revolt against Neoliberalism the Media Won't Acknowledge

mintpressnews.com - Santiago, Chile — “We are at war with a powerful, relentless enemy that respects nothing nor anyone” thundered Chilean President Sebastian Piñera during a speech to the nation, deliberately echoing t…

Global Warming Will Drown Bangkok, Shanghai, Mumbai

rollingstone.com - Scientists have dramatically underestimated the impact rising seas will have on cities around the world, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications on Tuesday. One hundred a…

‘OK Boomer’ Marks the End of Friendly Generational Relations

nytimes.com - “Gen Z is going to be the first generation to have a lower quality of life than the generation before them,” said Joshua Citarella, 32, a researcher who studies online communities. Teenagers today fi…

Federal Reserve Spokesman Explains How It Creates Money Out of Thin Air to Pump Out to Wall Street

wallstreetonparade.com - By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: October 29, 2019 ~ Steve Meyer, Official Spokesman for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in 2011 On January 19, 2011, the Federal Reserve released a video on You…

When Residents Say 'No' to Aerial Mosquito Spraying

undark.org - On a Friday afternoon in late September, Kalamazoo County Health Officer Jim Rutherford announced that aircraft would mist much of the county with an insecticidal spray. Intended to kill mosquitoes, …

In Ecuador, ‘Broken Windows Are Intolerable, but Broken People Are Fine’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed FAIR contributor Joe Emersberger about the Ecuador protests for the October 25, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: After 11 …

"Every Time a Civilization is in Crisis, There is a Return of the Commons" - Resilience

resilience.org - The commons are nothing new. Historically citizens always came together to pool resources and manage them collectively and autonomously. It is the responsibility of cities and states to identify, con…

The Pro-War Assumptions In Your Newspaper | Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - If you want to know why America’s giant military apparatus seems never to shrink and our wars never seem to end, you’ll find a big clue on the front page of yesterday’s New York Times. A “news analys…

How Pinochet's economic model led to the current crisis engulfing Chile

theguardian.com - After 12 days of mass demonstrations, rioting and human rights violations, the government of President Sebastián Piñera must now find a way out of the crisis that has engulfed Chile. Analysts have co…

Ukrainian Rhapsody

peaksurfer.blogspot.com - EMPIRE TROOPER SERGEANT (to Luke Skywalker): Let me see your identification. OBI-WAN KENOBE (staring into the Sergeant’s visor and subtly waving his fingers): You don’t need to see his identification…

In Transit: Neil Gaiman Reads His Touching Tribute to the Lonely Genius Arthur Eddington, Who Confirmed Einstein’s Relativity

brainpickings.org - “You have got a boy mixed of most kindly elements, as perhaps Shakespeare might say. His rapidly and clearly working mind has not in the least spoiled his character,” a school principal wrote at the …


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California fires: new blaze near LA, progress up north

news.yahoo.com - Los Angeles (AFP) - Firefighters in California battled a new fast-moving blaze on Wednesday that threatened the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, as rare "extreme" red flag warnings were issued for…

The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: What to Watch Before the House Vote

nytimes.com - The vote is on a resolution that would set rules for the public phase of an impeachment inquiry that has so far been conducted exclusively behind closed doors. It would authorize the House Intelligen…

Ordinary life has vanished in fire-ravaged California

theguardian.com - There were two categories of people most affected by the fires in California: those who evacuated because the fires threatened them directly and those who stayed home under blackout conditions. What …

White House lawyer moved transcript of Trump call to classified server after Ukraine adviser raised alarms

washingtonpost.com - President Trump in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Carol D. Leonnig, close Carol D. Leonnig National investigative reporter focused on the White…

Twitter to ban all political ads amid 2020 election uproar

washingtonpost.com - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before a Senate committee last year. (Jose Luis Magana/AP) By Tony Romm and close Tony Romm Senior tech policy reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Isaac Stanley…

Aquaculture offers lifeline to floundering Moroccan fishermen

news.yahoo.com - Saïdia (Morocco) (AFP) - With fish stocks declining in the Mediterranean, struggling Moroccan fishermen are hoping to turn to aquaculture as a way to secure their future. "We don't get anything from …

Tillerson denies that ExxonMobil defrauded investors

news.yahoo.com - New York (AFP) - Former US secretary of state Rex Tillerson denied in court Wednesday that oil and gas giant ExxonMobil had downplayed the financial costs of mitigating climate change to mislead inve…

The Toxic Bubble of Technical Debt Threatening America

theatlantic.com - And sure, let accountability fall on PG&E, the California Public Utilities Commission, and whomever else. The problem is far, far deeper though, and it extends way beyond the local situation. A kind …

Trump Can’t Save Coal Country

foreignpolicy.com - President Donald Trump came into the White House vowing to end the Obama administration’s so-called war on coal and Make Anthracite Great Again. Instead, Trump is overseeing a cascading collapse of A…

NATO demands Russia 'withdraw all troops' from Ukraine

news.yahoo.com - Kiev (AFP) - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday welcomed a pullback by the Ukrainian army and Moscow-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, but reiterated calls for Russia to "withdraw all thei…

US Fed lowers key interest rate as 'insurance' against economic risks

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - The US Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for the third straight time on Wednesday but is likely to hold off before providing more stimulus as it gauges economic risks.

Australian police violently attack climate change protestors

wsws.org - Police have attacked climate change protestors in Melbourne, Australia, arresting 67 people on Tuesday and Wednesday and hospitalising several others, including a woman who reportedly had both her le…

Stunning Senegal baobab forest being swallowed by mining

news.yahoo.com - Bandia Sessene (Senegal) (AFP) - One hour's drive from Senegal's capital Dakar, demand for cement is turning a protected baobab forest into a lifeless moonscape of open mines, dust clouds and lorry t…

Nationals win first World Series title, storming back on Astros in Game 7, 6-2

washingtonpost.com - The Washington Nationals are World Series champions. (Jonathan Newton /The Washington Post) By Dave Sheinin and close Dave Sheinin National baseball writer Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Sam Fortier…

The Revolution Isn’t Being Televised

popularresistance.org - It’s all kicking off everywhere in 2019. Haitians are revolting against a corrupt political system and their President Jovenel Moïse, who many see as a kleptocratic US puppet. In Ecuador, huge public…

Edward Snowden on the Joe Rogan Show

brasscheck.com - You’ll know the US is back on track when this man is welcomed back as a hero. Edward Snowden explains the whole deal to Joe Rogan – and so far over 5 million people have seen it. Edward Snowden on th…

Trump’s Public Lands Chief Wrote for a Cult Extremist’s Magazine

portside.org - William Perry Pendley, a top Trump administration official in charge of managing one-tenth of all land in the United States, is a past contributor to 21st Century Science & Technology, a fringe magaz…

Deadly new quake hits south Philippines

news.yahoo.com - A powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Thursday, crushing a man under falling debris and sparking searches of seriously damaged buildings that had already been rattled by two previo…

Root of Humanity's Belief in Evil Possibly Found

livescience.com - Where did the spiritual concept of evil originate? One possible explanation might be people's attempts to understand and cope with infectious diseases. Linking diseases and their symptoms to mysterio…

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinian Christians that Nobody is Talking About

counterpunch.org - Photograph Source: View of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. Berthold Werner – CC BY-SA 3.0 Palestine’s Christian population is dwindling at an alarming rate. The world’s most ancient Christian communit…

Passive House Design: Changing the Future of New Home Construction | Earth911.com

earth911.com - Existing buildings consume between 40 percent and 50 percent of all energy used in North America. Building a new home may be the single largest opportunity you have to reduce your carbon footprint an…

Big problems with popular turmeric and echinacea supplements

treehugger.com - Lead? Aerobic bacteria? Misleading labels? Consumer Reports tested popular brands of the widely used supplements; here's what they found. In a perfect world, humans would be able to rely on plant-bas…


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“He’s No Mr. Nice Guy”: Impeachment Comes for Trump

newyorker.com - In her speech before the vote, the Speaker said that she hoped Thursday’s resolution and the upcoming public hearings that it authorized would bring “clarity of purpose, the clarity of procedure, a c…

Boris Johnson said this was die in a ditch day. Now it’s proof you can’t trust him | Jonathan Lis

theguardian.com - We know Halloween is overhyped, but it did promise to be genuinely terrifying this year. Jacob Rees-Mogg warned that the Conservative party would cease to exist. Boris Johnson declared that he would …

Massachusetts Sues Exxon Mobil for Deceptive Climate Messaging

theintercept.com - On October 24, Healey became the second state attorney general to file a climate liability lawsuit against Exxon Mobil. The suit is broader than similar litigation in New York, where a trial began la…

Spain offers to host climate summit in Madrid

bbc.com - Just a day after the President of Chile said his country could no longer hold the world's annual climate conference, Spain has offered to host it in Madrid. The critical meeting, called COP25, was du…

Tulsi Gabbard Drops a Big Hint About Running a Spoiler Campaign for Trump

nymag.com - “Hillary Clinton emerged recently to claim, with no basis in fact, that I am being ‘groomed’ by the Russian government to undermine America,” claims Tulsi Gabbard in a Wall Street Journal op-ed today…

Russia tightens control on national internet

bbc.com - A law introducing new controls on the internet has come into force in Russia amid concerns it may be used by the government to silence its critics. In theory, the "sovereign internet" law gives offic…

Facebook challenged over political ad policy

bbc.com - Facebook says it will fact-check ads posted by one political candidate in California, after previously saying it would not do so for politicians. In September, the social network said it would not su…

Trump criticises Johnson's Brexit deal

bbc.com - Donald Trump has criticised Boris Johnson's Brexit deal with the EU, saying it restricts the US's ability to do future trade with the UK. Speaking to LBC, he said that, without the deal, the two coun…

India state denies WhatsApp hack amid outrage

bbc.com - Indian activists and politicians are pointing fingers at the state after WhatsApp revealed Indian journalists and activists were among those targeted with spyware on its platform. WhatsApp has filed …

This wave of global protest is being led by the children of the financial crash

irishtimes.com - “I’m 22 years old, and this is my last letter,” the young man begins. Most of his face is masked with black fabric; only his eyes, tired and steely, are visible below a messy fringe. “I’m worried tha…

America's Goodly Veneer Was a Lie

theatlantic.com - Brown wakes to find himself alone in the woods. But from that day forward, he is never sure whether the demonic sabbath was an evil dream, or whether the placid and pious life of his neighbors is mer…

Trump Pick for Cybersecurity Adviser Rudy Giuliani Couldn’t Unlock Phone: Report

nymag.com - In 2002, with his cultural stock at an all-time high after calmly navigating an American tragedy, Rudy Giuliani leveraged his post-9/11 standing to form a security consulting firm that lent its servi…

World Unprepared for Impact of Climate Change on Mountain Water Supplies-Experts

nytimes.com - "We are woefully underprepared. Our infrastructure was built in the 19th and 20th centuries in the mountains and downstream of the mountains and we don't have that climate any more," said John Pomero…

This Perfect Shitstorm Crystallizes the Climate Crisis We Face

earther.gizmodo.com - On Wednesday, Chile announced it would no longer host an international climate conference despite it being a little more than a month out. The move comes as protests over inequality roil the country.…

Leaked document reveals that Sidewalk Labs' Toronto plans for private taxation, private roads, charter schools, corporate cops and judges, and punishment for people who choose privacy

boingboing.net - Tomorrow, Toronto's City Council will hold a key vote on Sidewalk Labs's plan to privatize much of the city's lakeshore in the name of creating a "smart city" owned by Google's parent company, Alphab…

Insects are going extinct in DROVES, finds new study

dailymail.co.uk - A new survey has revealed that insect species are disappearing in droves - and humans are to blame. Researchers found that approximately one-third has vanished over the past decade and 2,700 are on t…

The ice used to protect them. Now their island is crumbling into the sea.

washingtonpost.com - 2°C: Beyond the limit Ice protected them. Now their island is crumbling into the sea The ice used to protect them. Now their island is crumbling into the sea. By Brady Dennis Brady Dennis Reporter fo…

Insects are going extinct in DROVES, finds new study

dailymail.co.uk - A new survey has revealed that insect species are disappearing in droves - and humans are to blame. Researchers found that approximately one-third has vanished over the past decade and 2,700 are on t…

Australia reality TV star 'extorted' Tinder date

bbc.com - An Australian reality TV show contestant has been arrested for allegedly assaulting her Tinder date and extorting money from him. Suzi Taylor, 49, demanded money after arranging through the dating ap…

Republicans Going All-Out Red Scare in Off-Year Elections

nymag.com - All political campaigns engage in both swing-voter persuasion and base-mobilization efforts, and it’s not news that the latter tends to become more prominent as actual voting grows near, swing voters…

Preparing for Invasive Pests Before They Arrive

undark.org - Last November, a group of scientists and government officials met at the Hotel Himalaya in Kathmandu, Nepal, to attend a workshop focusing on a larval moth called the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugip…

Photo: Bison crossing the Madison

treehugger.com - Our photo of the day comes from Yellowstone National Park. The snow-powdered landscape surrounding the Madison River in Yellowstone is pretty enough, as can be seen in this photo by Sam McMillan. But…


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White House official who heard Trump’s call with Ukraine leader testified that he was told to keep quiet

washingtonpost.com - By Tom Hamburger, close Tom Hamburger Investigative reporter focused on the intersection of money and politics in Washington Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Carol D. Leonnig, close Carol D. Leonnig N…

Americans Hate One Another. Impeachment Isn’t Helping.

theatlantic.com - When I asked Michele Margolis, a political scientist at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of the 2018 book From Politics to the Pews, how much of an effect impeachment would have on the c…

Beto O’Rourke quits presidential race amid financial strains and lagging popularity

washingtonpost.com - Former congressman Beto O’Rourke listens to a question during a town hall event in Alexandria, Va., in April 2018. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post) By Matt Viser and close Matt Viser National pol…

Trump’s Baffling Plan to Pillage Syria’s Oil

newyorker.com - President Trump dropped a stunner during his rambling press conference, on Sunday, after announcing the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State leader, in a U.S. raid. In a major policy flip…

FBI and San Francisco Police Have Been Lying About Scope of Joint Counterterrorism Investigations, Document Suggests

theintercept.com - San Francisco police officers working on an FBI counterterrorism task force were routinely given low-level assignments that would invite violations of local San Francisco law and policy, according to…

Opinion | 2020 Meme Team, Assemble

nytimes.com - A long time ago, on a different internet — where Photoshopped images of “God Emperor” Donald Trump riding atop a velociraptor were just a faint glimmer in a young meme lord’s eye — the Republicans we…

How Trump Will Try to Derail Impeachment | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - The damning Oct. 29 testimony by a decorated Army officer who revealed misleading White House edits to the infamous rough transcript of Donald Trump’s “perfect” Ukraine call fits perfectly Trump’s li…

EPA to Weaken Public Protections Against Toxic Coal Ash in Water

ecowatch.com - "[It's] "a huge step backward and incredibly dangerous," said Lisa Evans, general counsel for Earthjustice, to the The New York Times. The move is ostensibly another deregulation to keep coal-fired p…

Arrest of Gov’t Critic and Journalist Max Blumenthal Signals Escalation in War on Alternative Media

mintpressnews.com - Max Blumenthal, the editor of independent media outlet The Grayzone, was secretly arrested on October 25 in a “SWAT-style” morning raid on his Washington D.C. home. He was held in D.C. Central Detent…

Financial Markets To Federal Reserve: Is That All You’ve Got?? - DollarCollapse.com

dollarcollapse.com - So the Fed, as expected, cuts interest rates again. And – also again – Fed Chair Powell implies that he’s done cutting for a while. The financial markets – also once again – react like junkies contem…

Operation Gladio

theblackvault.com - Operation Gladio (Italian: Operazione Gladio) is the codename for a clandestine NATO “stay-behind” operation in Europe during the Cold War. Its purpose was to continue anti-communist actions in the e…

John Bolton’s former deputy asks judge to resolve conflicting demands for House impeachment testimony

washingtonpost.com - House investigators are seeking testimony from former national security advisor John Bolton and a former deputy, Charles Kupperman, who is asking a federal judge whether to comply with a congressiona…

Slouching Towards The Ethnostate: Inside The American Identity Movement

unicornriot.ninja - Washington, DC – Earlier this year, the neo-nazi group Identity Evropa (IE), known for organizing the deadly Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, rebranded itself the ‘American Identity Movement…

Super-rich prepare to leave UK 'within minutes' if Labour wins election

theguardian.com - The super-rich are preparing to immediately leave the UK if Jeremy Corbyn becomes prime minister, fearing they will lose billions of pounds if the Labour leader does “go after” the wealthy elite with…

Trump tries to banish the specter of impeachment with red-state campaign tour

washingtonpost.com - Attendees wait in line for the Trump rally in Tupelo, Miss., on Nov. 1, 2019. (Rory Doyle/The Washington Post) By Anne Gearan and close Anne Gearan White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follo…

383,000 Gallons of Crude Oil Spill in North Dakota

ecowatch.com - Environmentalists were outraged but not at all surprised to learn Thursday that the Keystone pipeline sprung yet another massive leak, this time spilling 383,000 gallons of crude oil in North Dakota.…

Fracking banned in UK as government makes major U-turn

theguardian.com - The government has banned fracking with immediate effect in a watershed moment for environmentalists and community activists. Ministers also warned shale gas companies it would not support future fra…

The tipping point for Antarctica is closer than we thought. - The Politicus

thepoliticus.com - Antarctica holds ninety percent of the world’s store of freshwater and would raise sea levels 230 feet if it all melts. East Antarctica’s ice is on the ground with no marine extension. That is not tr…

Alaska’s Big Whale Mystery: Where Are the Bowheads?

insideclimatenews.org - In October, as the hours of daylight dwindle and the residents of Utqiagvik prepare for winter, the bowhead whales make their annual migration. Roughly 17,000 whales depart from northern Canada and t…

Fishery collapse ‘confirms Silent Spring pesticide prophecy'

theguardian.com - The Silent Spring prophecy that pesticides could “still the leaping of fish” has been confirmed, according to scientists investigating the collapse of fisheries in Japan. They say similar impacts are…

The Porch Pirate of Potrero Hill Can’t Believe It Came to This

theatlantic.com - The first time Ganave Fairley got busted for stealing a neighbor’s Amazon package, she was just another porch thief unlucky to be caught on tape. In August 2016, a 30-something product marketing mana…

Welcome To The Third World, Part 30: California Burning In The Dark - DollarCollapse.com

dollarcollapse.com - Venezuela has suffered through recurring power outages this year, as money for routine maintenance dries up and power plant employees flee the country (and, okay, as the US practices its cyberwar ski…

What About Whataboutism?

strategic-culture.org - Vladimir Putin has made a national sport of what-abouting. In 2014, when a journalist challenged him on his annexation of Crimea, Putin brought up the US annexation of Texas. The American invasion of…

Bolivia election audit chief makes surprise resignation

news.yahoo.com - La Paz (AFP) - The head of an international body auditing Bolivia's disputed election results resigned unexpectedly on Friday, casting further uncertainty over a vote that sparked deadly riots and de…

The German city that declared a 'Nazi emergency'

bbc.com - A city in eastern Germany has declared a "Nazi emergency", saying it has a serious problem with the far right. Dresden, the capital of Saxony, has long been viewed as a bastion of the far-right and i…


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As New York Prosecutors Close In, Trump Flees to Florida | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Donald Trump signaled in a trio of Halloween night tweets that criminal investigations into his New York tax and business filings are vexing him. Knowing how Donald’s mind works, my bet is that he ju…

One person compiled a list of 100 impeachable offenses by Trump. Here are the top 50

washingtonpress.com - The vast extent of Donald Trump’s corruption, extortion, and abuse of power — among his numerous other crimes — often makes it difficult to keep track of all of the offenses for which he can rightful…

Trump to Mississippi rally crowd: Impeachment is an affront to you

politico.com - In Mississippi, Trump framed the probe — sparked by the president's request for Ukrainian officials to investigate a domestic political rival — as an attack on his supporters in the rally audience. H…

A presidential loathing for Ukraine is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry

washingtonpost.com - President Trump listens as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks to the media during a meeting in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2019. (Saul Loe…

Growing number of GOP senators consider acknowledging Trump’s quid pro quo on Ukraine

washingtonpost.com - By Rachael Bade and close Rachael Bade Congressional reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Seung Min Kim close Seung Min Kim White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow November 1, 2019 a…

Smugglers are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall

washingtonpost.com - President Trump views a section of the barrier at the U.S.-Mexico border on Sept. 18 in Otay Mesa, Calif. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press) By Nick Miroff close Nick Miroff Reporter covering immigration …

How an Occupy ICE Activist Was Deported for Tweeting

theintercept.com - Sergio Salazar awoke around 8 a.m. on a strip of grass outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Antonio. It had been a heady summer for the 18-year-old. President Donald Trump, as…

Of Two Minds - Chumps: China Is Playing Trump and His Trade Team

oftwominds.com - If we put ourselves in the shoes of the Chinese negotiators, we realize there's no need to sign a deal at all. The world's worst negotiating strategy is to give the other side everything they want in…

Chile, Rocked by Unrest, Withdraws From Hosting Climate and Trade Summits

nytimes.com - That step did not defuse the tension. Chileans continued to take to the streets in large numbers and the protests turned into a broader moment of reckoning over what protesters called the country’s e…

The Arrest of Vladimir Tsemakh and Its Implications for the MH17 Investigation - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - Last week reports appeared online that the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) arrested Ukrainian citizen Vladimir Borysovich Tsemakh (b. 4 July 1961) in connection to the 2014 downing of Malaysian Airl…

nytimes.com - After the last Democratic presidential debate, pundits were adamant that the candidates most likely to win the general election were the centrists, particularly Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, that the…

Americans Hate One Another. Impeachment Isn’t Helping.

theatlantic.com - When I asked Michele Margolis, a political scientist at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of the 2018 book From Politics to the Pews, how much of an effect impeachment would have on the c…

Azerbaijan Encroaches Into Georgian Territory - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the three former republics of the Caucasus, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, failed to demarcate and delimit their borders. This failure has resulted in regula…

Enbridge Office Flooded With Protesters During Direct Action Against Tar Sands Pipelines; Seven Arrested

unicornriot.ninja - Duluth, MN – Nov. 2, 2015. A rally in Duluth agitated against pipeline construction and demanded full Tribal consultation regarding these dangerous projects. Many groups are rallying to resist the co…

The difference between intelligence and wisdom—and how to acquire both

qz.com - It’s often been said that wisdom is the art of knowing that you are not wise. The great philosopher Socrates famously denied being wise more than two thousand years ago, and since then, we

A Mobile Health Clinic Is Bringing Contraception to the Rio Grande Valley

undark.org - In early 2016, Joseph Potter traveled to the Rio Grande Valley to discuss worrisome findings about contraception access in Texas. As a professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, Pot…

PG&E Blackouts Spur Calls for Public Ownership | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - In this Real News Network interview, Democracy Collaborative researcher Johanna Bozuwa discusses increasing pressures for public ownership of utilities, as Californa burns. DHARNA NOOR: It’s The Real…

From Ariana Grande to Jack White: Here's why these musicians are feeling the Bern

cnn.com - "It's a real honor to be here" Stokes Urmston told the crowd. "We've been Bernie fans for a long time now and really admire his courage to say what he believes all these years. It's the same thing fr…

Environmental Justice Activists Arrested Amid Growing Concerns Over Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Pollution

desmogblog.com - Mounting concerns over pollution, public health, and the expansion of the petrochemical industry came to a head when two activists were detained in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on October 30, the last day…


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Internal Mueller documents show Trump campaign chief pushed unproven theory Ukraine hacked Democrats

washingtonpost.com - Former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III listens to a question as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on July 24. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post) By Rosalind S.…

Mueller docs reveal Kushner 'vacationed with a Russian oligarch'

dailymail.co.uk - New documents show Steve Bannon (above) hoped to 'leverage' Kushner's alleged vacation with a Russian billionaire A tranche of newly released documents from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investiga…

Manafort Spread Ukraine Conspiracy Theory Months Before 2016 Election

nytimes.com - WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, spread a conspiracy theory now at the center of the impeachment investigation — that Ukraine, not Russia, hacked the Democratic…

A presidential loathing for Ukraine is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry

washingtonpost.com - President Trump listens as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks to the media during a meeting in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2019. (Saul Loe…

‘The stakes are enormous’: is Hillary Clinton set for a White House run?

theguardian.com - A high-profile book tour. Countless TV interviews. Political combat with a Democratic primary candidate and Donald Trump. A year before the US presidential election, it looks like a campaign and it s…

Mulvaney allies to try to stonewall Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, officials say

washingtonpost.com - Acting White House budget director Russell Vought speaks on the transparency of federal guidance and enforcement. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Rachael Bade, close Rachael Bade Congressiona…

NBC/WSJ poll: 49 percent now back Trump’s impeachment and removal

nbcnews.com - WASHINGTON — Exactly one year out from the 2020 general election, a majority of all Americans — or close to it — support impeaching President Donald Trump and removing him from office, disapprove of …

Chile Protests: A Revolt against Neoliberalism the Media Won't Acknowledge

mintpressnews.com - Santiago, Chile — “We are at war with a powerful, relentless enemy that respects nothing nor anyone” thundered Chilean President Sebastian Piñera during a speech to the nation, deliberately echoing t…

‘A North American death squad’ | YES! Weekly

yesweekly.com - *Editor’s note: The duration of the Greensboro Massacre was misqoted- it lasted 88 seconds not 18 seconds. The online version of this article has been updated to reflect this change. When Klansmen an…

Trump-Russia dossier author gave evidence to UK intrusion inquiry

theguardian.com - A report on Russian interference in British politics allegedly being sat on by Downing Street includes evidence from Christopher Steele, the former head of MI6’s Russia desk whose investigation into …

Chemicals in Use in Iraqi Disturbances - Is it Nerve Agent? - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - In recent weeks, there have been numerous large public demonstrations in Iraq. These demonstrations have been met with force by security forces, including use of riot control agents. In recent days, …

Arrest of Gov’t Critic and Journalist Max Blumenthal Signals Escalation in War on Alternative Media

mintpressnews.com - Max Blumenthal, the editor of independent media outlet The Grayzone, was secretly arrested on October 25 in a “SWAT-style” morning raid on his Washington D.C. home. He was held in D.C. Central Detent…

As Trump Assumes Powers of a Mussolini-Wannabe, Congressman "Mad Dog" Louis Gohmert (R-TX) Claims Impeachment Would Lead to a Dictator. Say What, Louie? — Buzzflash

buzzflash.com - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) claimed this week that the impeachment inquiry currently underway in the House of Representatives would lead to a civil war and a dictatorship in the United States if Donald…

It’s too late for a carbon tax—it’s time for a world war against climate change

fastcompany.com - The world’s carbon budget—the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that humans can still pump into the atmosphere before we no longer have a chance of keeping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius—is a…

Shitposting, Inspirational Terrorism, and the Christchurch Mosque Massacre - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - On Friday, March 15th, one or more gunmen opened fire in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. As I write this, three men and one woman have been taken into custody by local law enforcement. It i…

Trump Reportedly Obsessed With Impeachment Coverage: ‘We’re Getting Killed’

nymag.com - Despite his constant public derision of the mainstream media, President Trump worries over the daily coverage of the Ukraine scandal and impeachment inquiry. “We’re getting fucking killed,” a Republi…

These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them.

nytimes.com - In 2016 — three years after Mr. Mottor was pulled over — the state’s highest court ruled that Massachusetts had to hand over two Alcotest machines. The defense lawyers would be allowed to hire expert…

Delhi restricts cars in attempt to lessen pollution

theguardian.com - Delhi restricted many private vehicles from the roads on Monday to try to lessen pollution as India grapples with a public health crisis over its toxic smog. The “odd-even” scheme will restrict priva…

The Ham-Handed, Money-Driven Mangling of Sports Illustrated and Deadspin

newyorker.com - I learned many of the details above from a piece titled “Inside TheMaven’s Plan to Turn Sports Illustrated Into a Rickety Content Mill,” which was published, in October, by Deadspin. I learned a lot …

Top Military Officers Unload on Trump

theatlantic.com - For most of the past two decades, American troops have been deployed all over the world—to about 150 countries. During that time, hundreds of thousands of young men and women have experienced combat,…

Operation Gladio B- Part 7: Susurluk Scandal- CIA’s Gladio A Goes 0-Dark-30 & The Road to 9/11

newsbud.com - This is part 7 of my ongoing Operation Gladio Series. In our last episode I covered the original Operation Gladio; Op Gladio A, and Turkey’s best-known gladiator-Abdullah Catli. In this episode I dis…

The Boos at the Ballgame Were Just the Beginning, Mr. Trump

counterpunch.org - The cry of the mighty who are falling is growing louder. In the case of the USA it’s a combination of angry accusations based on a confused bluster of humanity in the White House whose phalanx of foo…


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Chilean Protesters Battling Inequality Find No Love in Corporate Media

mintpressnews.com - Chile’s right-wing President Sebastian Piñera recently declared war. He wasn’t referring to a foreign government, but to his own people. He even ordered tanks and the military to the streets. An esti…

Ex-Pompeo adviser contradicts former boss in impeachment inquiry testimony

cnn.com - McKinley told lawmakers that he raised the issue on two other occasions, including during a phone call to discuss his resignation. "I spoke with the Secretary again when he called from Europe to disc…

Former ambassador testifies she felt threatened by Trump’s comments about her

washingtonpost.com - Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, on Capitol Hill after testifying in the House impeachment on Oct. 11. (Carlos Jasso/Reuters) By Greg Miller, close Greg Miller national security,…

Court deals a huge blow to Trump’s attempts to hide the mysterious sources of his income

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. The public is one giant step closer to learning about th…

Opinion | So this is why Trump doesn’t want officials to testify

washingtonpost.com - (Jabin Botsford//The Washington Post) By Dana Milbank close Dana Milbank Op-ed columnist covering national politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Columnist November 4, 2019 at 7:31 PM EST Now we se…

If Americans are better off than a decade ago, why doesn’t it feel that way?

theguardian.com - Jimmy Wilson, a 49-year-old cook who works at a Detroit bar, was sitting outside on his break and fuming. “This doesn’t affect me at all,” he said, speaking about the televised August Democratic 2020…

Of Two Minds - The Middle Class Is Now The Muddle Class

oftwominds.com - The net result is the muddle class has the signifiers but not the wealth, power, capital or agency that once defined the middle class. The first use of the phrase The Muddle Class appears to be The r…

PG&E Spent Millions on Lobbying Even After Declaring Bankruptcy

theintercept.com - The decision by Pacific Gas & Electric to declare bankruptcy in January did not prevent the utility giant from continuing to spend big on political influence in California’s Statehouse. The investor-…

Democrats Are Going to War to Stop Two Progressive Candidates in Philadelphia

theintercept.com - Philadelphia has the potential to elect two Working Families Party candidates to its city council on Tuesday, replacing Republicans in two seats the GOP has held since the 1950s. The seats, by the ci…

Appeals court rules Trump can't block Manhattan DA subpoena for records

thehill.com - A federal appeals court on Monday ruled that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says Republicans should release their own transcripts in impeachment probe Trump keeps NYT, WaPo apps on his phone d…

Try not to get dizzy: Trump makes four different arguments about his Ukraine call in 74 words

cnn.com - "And all of those many people that listened to the phone call, why didn't they have a problem with it? Because they didn't have -- many people listen to calls between -- I know that. For instance, th…

The State of California Could Have Stopped 8Chan: It Didn’t - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - Over the course of 2019, the website “8chan” has directly inspired four acts of terrorism around the world, killing 76 people and wounding 80. The mass shootings in Christchurch, Poway, and El Paso a…

California is living America's dystopian future

theconversation.com - The Golden State is on fire, which means that an idea of American utopia is on fire, too. Utopias are the good places of our imagination, while dystopias are the places where everything goes terribly…

When America Tried to Deport Its Radicals

newyorker.com - That morning’s mass deportation had been preceded by a crescendo of anti-immigrant rhetoric that will sound distinctly familiar today. “The surest way to preserve the public against those disciples o…

The Methane Detectives: On the Trail of a Global Warming Mystery

undark.org - Every week, dozens of metal flasks arrive at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, each one loaded with air from a distant corner of the world. Research chemist Ed Dlugokencky…

Recycling is hard. That's why we have to eliminate single use packaging and not get distracted.

treehugger.com - StackitNOW is a great idea but also demonstrates how intractable the problem is. At the annual EcoFair at the Barns this weekend I spent some time wrapping my head around StackitNOW, a coffee cup rec…

Richard Spencer Broke His Contract With America

nymag.com - White nationalism has a branding problem. The election of Donald Trump proved there’s an appetite for its basic principles — namely, that an ideal America is an America ruled politically, culturally,…

House Democrats Could Soon Learn Inner Workings of Giuliani’s Ukraine Operation

nymag.com - When Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, legitimate businessmen and clients of Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, were arrested in October on federal charges related to their work with Giuliani in Ukra…

Nasa's Voyager 2 sends back its first message from interstellar space

theguardian.com - Twelve billion miles from Earth, there is an elusive boundary that marks the edge of the sun’s realm and the start of interstellar space. When Voyager 2, the longest-running space mission, crossed th…

First They Came For Max

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: From Raymcgovern.com Well, not really first. They had already come for Chelsea Manning; for Julian Assange; for John Kiriakou; for Jeffrey Sterling — the list is longer still. Last Frida…

Trump’s Phone Call Was So ‘Perfect’ That He Doesn’t Want Anyone But Him to Talk About It

rollingstone.com - Monday is shaping up to be a lighter day for the impeachment inquiry than Democrats had hoped. Two top officials in the Office of Budget and Management and two National Security Council lawyers who h…


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Democrats flip Virginia Senate and House, taking control of state government for the first time in a generation

washingtonpost.com - MIDLOTHIAN, VA - NOVEMBER 05: Voters at Robious Elementary School in Midlothian, VA. There were key races in Virginia that could potentially shift the political balance of power. (Matt McClain/The Wa…

Kentucky outcome embarrasses Trump and worries many Republicans ahead of 2020

washingtonpost.com - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear speaks at the Kentucky Democratic Party election night watch event Tuesday. (Bryan Woolston/AP) By Robert Costa close Robert Costa National political r…

Top Trump ally admits tying Ukraine aid to Biden investigation

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - A top ally of President Donald Trump admitted he told a Ukraine official that military aid was contingent on Kiev investigating Trump's Democratic rival Joe Biden, testimony releas…

The Guy Trump Cited as Proof There Wasn’t a Quid Pro Quo Just Said There Was a Quid Pro Quo

rollingstone.com - Few figures have been more entangled in the Trump administration’s plot to extort Ukraine into investigating the Bidens than Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union who was deposed…

AP sources: State Dept. worried about defending ambassador

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s third-ranking official is expected to tell Congress that political considerations were behind the agency’s refusal to deliver a robust defense of the former U…

Impeachment transcripts expose the truth: House Republicans don’t give a damn about protecting America

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Facing Tumult in Washington, Pompeo Heads to Germany

nytimes.com - Pompeo will visit five German cities, including one that is home to a U.S. Army base where he served as a tank commander in the 1980s. In Berlin, he is to deliver a speech highlighting the U.S. role …

The Persistent Influence of Trump’s “Shadow Adviser” Erik Prince

theintercept.com - Matthew Cole: Well, I think it’s pretty clear that Erik’s description of himself and his connection to the Trump administration in his testimony to the House Intelligence Committee during the Russia …

Opinion | On Ukraine, Trump Is a Con Man, but He’s Also a Mark

nytimes.com - At first glance it might seem as if Parnas and Fruman were just doing Giuliani’s bidding when, in 2019, they started pushing the same disinformation. But Giuliani wasn’t paying them — they were payin…

Bernie Sanders "best" on health care, the economy, immigration and the environment among Democratic candidates in new 2020 poll

newsweek.com - A new poll finds that, among 1,115 adult respondents living in the United States, 2020 Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders is "the best" on several particular issues, including healthcare, the enviro…

Nick Turse: Castle Black

voxpopulisphere.com - As distinct from other peoples, most Americans do not recognize — or do not want to recognize — that the United States dominates the world through its military power. Due to government secrecy, our c…

Informant Reveals FBI’s Already Vast Powers to Investigate Right-Wing Extremists

theintercept.com - In June 2012, Chris Stevens, a top-rated Army sniper, received a Facebook message from an acquaintance he hadn’t seen in years. The message was from a man Stevens had known as a teenager. Before Stev…

Secret Gerrymandering Files Can Now Be Made Public, Court Rules

theintercept.com - Eight years ago, when Thomas Hofeller addressed state legislators from across the country in the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C…

Does the Civil Rights Act protect LGBT workers? The Supreme Court is about to decide

theconversation.com - The complicated history of the Civil Rights Act in the U.S. is about to get even more so. In 1964, the act – specifically, Title VII of the act – made it illegal for employers to discriminate based o…

A Distracted White House Lets China's Expansion Go Unchecked | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - While Donald Trump basked in the glow of a fake picture of him giving a military hero dog a medal of honor and infuriated Russia by claiming the United States is “keeping the oil” in Syria, he’s blow…

“Syriza Let Us Down — But We Can Still End Austerity”

jacobinmag.com - The antidemocratic structure of the EU’s political mechanisms is a key problem. This domination by an impersonal nomenklatura is so lacking in democratic legitimization or accountability that not eve…

Electricity, water cuts power Lebanon's protest movement

news.yahoo.com - Beirut (AFP) - For 32-year-old Uhood from Beirut's Tariq al-Jdideh district, corruption in Lebanon's leadership is the reason she has to shower at a friend's house when water pipes run dry at home. I…

Op-Ed: Climate change could bring bubonic plague back to Los Angeles

latimes.com - The steamship caused the last global outbreak of bubonic plague. Climate change could cause the next one. Longer, hotter weather patterns are extending the breeding season of rats and rodents, leadin…

Experts declare climate emergency and warn of 'untold human suffering'

dailymail.co.uk - Thousands of the world's greatest scientists have joined together to declare that 'untold human suffering' is unavoidable without deep and lasting shifts in human activities. An alliance of more than…

WSJ News Exclusive | California Mayors Join Campaign to Buy Out PG&E

wsj.com - By law, the utilities commission must determine that any plan approved by a federal bankruptcy court is in the public interest before it can be implemented. That is why the coalition is seeking to pe…

Why is India's pollution much worse than China's?

bbc.com - As India's north continues to struggle with extreme pollution levels, the story has put a fresh spotlight on air quality in cities across Asia. Beijing has long been notorious for its smog - but stat…

Oceans Are Warming Faster Than Predicted

scientificamerican.com - Up to 90 percent of the warming caused by human carbon emissions is absorbed by the world’s oceans, scientists estimate. And researchers increasingly agree that the oceans are warming faster than pre…

Army Recruitment Now Based On Student Debt

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton / Army JROTC fitness performance at Lemon Bay High School The U.S. Army wants a 500,000 active-duty force by the end of this next decade, about 25,000 more …

China Breaks The Western Debt Stranglehold On The World

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: From Journal-neo.org The west has colonized, exploited, ravaged and assassinated the people of the Global South for hundreds of years. Up to the mid-20th Century Europe has occupied Afri…

Opinion -Leaked Audio Confirms U.S. in Bolivian Coup Plot

informationclearinghouse.info - In their conspiracy talks, Bolivian politicians also mention a former Bolivian president whose name is not explicitly mentioned, former New Republican Force lawmaker Mauricio Muñoz and former Army of…

CIA, the Real Lords of The Poppy-Fields & Striking White Gold in Afghanistan

newsbud.com - In this report I present rarely mentioned facts on the invasion of Afghanistan made possible by the September 11 Terror attacks. I talk about the Real Lords of the Poppy-Fields and the booming Afghan…

Opinion -The Imperial Propaganda Machine:

informationclearinghouse.info - Sometimes all I can do is stare in awe at the power and efficiency of the imperial propaganda machine. When I first started this gig in 2016 Assange had way more support, from Berners, Greens, Trumpe…

The Mexican Mormon War - Drug Cartels vs. Mormons Full Length

informationclearinghouse.info - This fascinating documentary touches on a number of hot-button topics the affect U.S.-Mexico relations, e.g. gun and drug trafficking, cartel-related violence, Operation Fast and Furious, gun control…

Guess what's causing Americans the most stress?

treehugger.com - This year's Stress in America survey by the American Psychological Association might make you feel not so all alone. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ... or so it seems, depending …

Gawker Got Shut Down for Posting a Sex Tape. Why Can the ‘Daily Mail’ Publish Nudes of Katie Hill?

rollingstone.com - In 2013, Gawker published a sex tape featuring the wrestler Hulk Hogan and a female partner, the then-wife of his best friend Bubba the Love Sponge. The outrage following this story emerged at a slow…


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