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Doomstead Diner Daily January 2
« Reply #1125 on: January 02, 2020, 03:47:28 AM »

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Supporters of Iranian-backed militia end siege of U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

washingtonpost.com - By Mustafa Salim and Liz Sly Liz Sly Beirut bureau chief, covering Lebanon, Syria and the wider region Email Bio Follow January 1 at 5:30 PM BAGHDAD — The siege by supporters of an Iranian-backed mil…

Australia bushfires: tens of thousands stranded while attempting to flee

theguardian.com - Tens of thousands of people remained stranded on Thursday evening while attempting to flee bushfire-ravaged areas of the south-east Australian coast – having earlier been urged to leave before the re…

Australian state declares bushfire emergency

bbc.com - The premier of the Australian state of New South Wales has declared a week-long state of emergency in response to the escalating bushfire threat. High temperatures and strong winds are forecast for t…

Zoo director takes monkeys and pandas home to save them from deadly wildfires

washingtonpost.com - By Reis Thebault close Reis Thebault National and breaking news reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow December 31, 2019 at 6:13 PM EST As the sky turned dark and a thick haze choked the air below,…

U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan highest in years

thehill.com - Seventeen service members died in Afghanistan in 2019, the highest number since 2015, according to a year-end tally compiled by the Department of Defense and reported by Army Times. Fourteen of the f…

Opinion | Here are four suggested New Year’s resolutions for the media

washingtonpost.com - The Washington Post building on Dec. 23. (Erik S Lesser/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) By Catherine Rampell close Catherine Rampell Columnist covering economics, public policy, politics and culture Email Emai…

Hong Kong kicks off 2020 with fresh protests

bbc.com - Hong Kong's protesters have welcomed a new decade via a New Year's Day rally, with tens of thousands joining a pro-democracy march. Though the gathering was largely peaceful, violence broke out in so…

How did Carlos Ghosn escape Japan?

bbc.com - He was once a titan of the car industry who held hero status in Japan. He then became one of the country's most well-known criminal suspects. Now he's an international fugitive. Carlos Ghosn, the mul…

‘It’s Creepy’: Unexplained Drones Are Swarming by Night Over Colorado

nytimes.com - Mr. Govan said that federal officials had tracking tools to figure out where the Colorado and Nebraska drones were coming from, but that the vast area over which the drones were operating could make …

Scientists warn the world is about to reach 'peak meat'

mnn.com - When it comes to meat, the world's plate is more than half full. In fact, scientists say it's fast approaching a tipping point. In a letter published in the The Lancet Planetary Health Journal, 50 in…

Icebreaker Pt 9 – Leaked Interrogation and Arrest ICE Manuals

unicornriot.ninja - United States – Unicorn Riot obtained confidential Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent policy manuals. Icebreaker part 9 covers several handbooks: arrest procedures, interviewing techniques, li…

A new way to give an old TB vaccine proves highly effective in monkeys

theconversation.com - What if you could make the tuberculosis vaccine much more powerful, not by altering the ingredients, but just by changing the way it is given to people? It would help prevent the infection that kills…

Trump's Environmental Proposals So Bad His Own Science Board Is Against Them

theroot.com - In news that is surprising to probably no one, a recent batch of environmental policies proposed by the Trump administration have been labeled trash. CNN reports that members of the Environment Prote…

This time-lapse video makes clear how Alaska's glaciers are changing

mnn.com - There's nothing quite like watching nearly 50 years' worth of ice as it transforms the planet's surface in the span of seconds. Certainly, the pace of this new time-lapse video from the University of…

Jakarta floods: 'Not ordinary rain', say officials

bbc.com - At least 21 people have died in flooding in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, after the city had its most intense rainfall for at least 24 years. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BM…

Why Conservatives Who Know Climate Science Is Real Won’t Speak Up

nymag.com - The Republican Party is the only major right-of-center party in the world that refuses to acknowledge the link between greenhouse-gas emissions and rising global temperatures. The major cause

Global Apathy Toward the Fires in Australia Is a Scary Portent for the Future

nymag.com - Right now, on the outskirts of a hyper modern first world megapolis, at the end of a year in which the public seemed finally to wake up to the dramatic threat from global warming, a climate disaster …

Watching the 2010s Become History

theatlantic.com - In the September 2012 issue, Ta-Nehisi Coates explored the irony of the racial dynamics of Obama’s presidency. “Obama governs a nation enlightened enough to send an African American to the White Hous…

Wars, Secrecy, And Lies

popularresistance.org - You know an American war is going poorly when the lies come swiftly, as with the Afghan War, or when it’s hidden under a cloak of secrecy, which is also increasingly true of the Afghan War. This is n…

Privatization is resurrecting feudalism

intrepidreport.com - America is a country of scandals. The latest scandal is the Jewish multi-billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s use of prison labor call centers to spread the message of his presidential campaign. It seems to …

Sanctions are America’s go-to global weapon

intrepidreport.com - Nowadays the US wields the threat of sanctions or crippling tariffs over the heads of trusted allies that rail against toeing Washington’s line — a far cry from the message of ‘America First’ candida…

US Navy Chief Says Only ‘Regime Change’ in Iran Can Stop Country’s ‘Provocative Actions’ in Gulf - Global Research

globalresearch.ca - Russian and Chinese warships joined Iran’s Navy and Revolutionary Guards vessels on Friday for four days’ worth of maritime exercises in the Gulf of Oman and the northern Indian Ocean, simulating sea…

Capitalism – a Self Organizing Structure That Leads to Self Extinction - Resilience

resilience.org - I have often wondered why no matter how much effort well-intentioned people put into making needed changes in a system such as our economic model, the trajectory remains the same. Specifically, the p…

Air & Water Pollution Cause More Deaths Than War, Tobacco, Drugs Or Alcohol

popularresistance.org - Pollution—whether it comes from a car’s tailpipe, a coal-fired power plant, or a toxic waste dump—claimed more than eight million lives around the world in 2017, fully 15 percent of all deaths. That’…

Andreea Sterea: The Looming U.S. Water Crisis

voxpopulisphere.com - The climate is changing. Can our politics change, too? According to the World Economic Forum, the global water crisis is the fourth major threat of our civilization. In fact, studies warn that two-th…


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Doomstead Diner Daily January 3
« Reply #1126 on: January 03, 2020, 03:24:58 AM »

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Iraqi force says 'US strike' killed top Iran, Iraq commanders at Baghdad airport

sg.news.yahoo.com - Top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US strike on Baghdad's international airport on Friday, Iraq's powerful Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary force has said, in a dramatic escalation of…

The Death of Qasem Suleimani Will Lead to Violence in the Region, Chaos in Iraq

nymag.com - Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Thursday made what, at the time, seemed to be a warning. Within 12 hours, it turned into a prediction, with one crucial flaw — this is not a game. In less than a we…

After 18 Years of US Occupation, Poll Finds Zero Percent of Afghans Thriving, 85 Percent "Suffering"

mintpressnews.com - American polling firm Gallup has found that Afghans are the saddest people on earth, finding that nearly nine in ten respondents are “suffering,” in their own words, with zero percent claiming that t…

Apocalyptic Scenes in Australia as Fires Turn Skies Blood Red

nytimes.com - SYDNEY, Australia — As the fire stalked the east coast of Australia on Tuesday, the daytime sky turned inky black, then blood red. Emergency sirens wailed, followed by the thunder of gas explosions. …

Flash Floods in Indonesia Leave Hundreds of Thousands Homeless

nytimes.com - JAKARTA, Indonesia — Flash floods killed at least 43 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, the authorities said on Friday, after the city’s most intense p…

New Zealand glaciers turn brown from Australian bushfires' smoke, ash and dust

theguardian.com - Snow and glaciers in New Zealand have turned brown after being exposed to dust from the Australian bushfires, with one expert saying the incident could increase glacier melt this season by as much as…

Australian bushfire crisis: authorities plead for last-ditch evacuation, with terrible conditions ahead

theguardian.com - Australian authorities have made a final plea for people to flee bushfire-affected areas in three states before the onset of extreme conditions so dangerous that firefighters may be unable to defend …

Behind the Ukraine Aid Freeze: 84 Days of Conflict and Confusion

nytimes.com - By that point, officials in Ukraine were getting word that something was up. At the same time, the effort to win a commitment from the Ukrainians for the investigations sought by Mr. Trump was intens…

America's love affair with the single-family house is cooling, but it won't be a quick breakup

theconversation.com - For decades land use regulation across the U.S. has emphasized single-family houses on large lots. This approach has priced many people out of the quintessential American dream: homeownership. It als…

Manafort Said Hannity Served as His Trump-Backchannel: Docs

thedailybeast.com - Paul Manafort said he used Fox News host Sean Hannity to receive backchannel messages from President Donald Trump while prosecutors investigated him for financial crimes, according to newly released …

Maybe Trump Should Stop Using Twitter to Threaten Nations With Nuclear Programs

rollingstone.com - President Trump’s Iran policy doesn’t seem to be working out very well. Since he pulled the United States out of the nuclear deal brokered by the Obama administration, Iran has both resumed its nucle…

William Greider Was a Real Journalist in an Era When Most Journalists Weren’t

jacobinmag.com - My friend Bill Greider died on Christmas day. Greider, who was eighty-three, was an old-time journalist who believed that the job meant exposing the corruption of the rich and powerful, rather than b…

2019: A Year the News Media Would Rather Forget

rollingstone.com - As 2019 wound down, well-known press figures sounded alarms about the “erosion of truth.” MSNBC’s Chuck Todd spoke to our own Peter Wade about the “epidemic” of “disinformation.” Washington Post edit…

So Trump Employs Undocumented Immigrants at His Properties and Nobody Really Cares?

esquire.com - When ICE raided some chicken plants in Mississippi last year, they rounded up nearly 700 undocumented immigrant workers. They did not arrest the managers or corporate executives who systematically em…

Trump Throws Fresh Fuel on Dangerous QAnon Conspiracy Theory

thedailybeast.com - Donald Trump has used his Twitter account to blast his critics, pressure potential witnesses against him, and threaten to blow up North Korea. But for believers in the bizarre pro-Trump QAnon conspir…

Chelsea Manning Spent Most of the Last Decade in Prison. The U.N. Says Her Latest Stint Is Tantamount to Torture.

theintercept.com - Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning addresses reporters before entering the Albert Bryan U.S. federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va., on May 16, 2019. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images…

Insulin Prices Triple Since 2010, Leaving Americans to Ration or Travel Abroad for Affordable Meds

mintpressnews.com - The 2010s were an extremely good decade for corporate America. Under President Trump, the stock markets rose to achieve new highs in 2019. But for working Americans, the story was quite different. Th…

The Year Fascism Swept the Globe — and Nobody Much Noticed

eand.co - This year, something that history will consider gruesome, bizarre, funny, and sad happened. The 1930s went on repeating themselves, only maybe worse this time, across the world. Fascism spread with a…

Asia Times | 75% of young want to escape South Korean ‘Hell’ | Article

asiatimes.com - From afar, South Koreans might appear to be blessed among East Asians. Citizens of a prosperous democracy that has birthed a hero-to-zero national success story, world-beating corporate brands, a fut…

One chart reveals how the cost of insulin has skyrocketed in the US, even though nothing about it has changed

businessinsider.com - This story has been updated to include a statement from Sanofi. Business Insider reached out to the three main insulin makers for comment: "Every health care system is unique. In Canada, the governme…

In New Documentary, Animal Rights Activists Prosecuted as Terrorists

theintercept.com - Still: Courtesy of Virgil Films “You see the train coming, but it hits you anyway,” said animal rights activist Josh Harper. “They just went down the list and it was ‘guilty as charged,’ ‘guilty as c…

Norway records warmest ever January day at 19C

bbc.com - Western Norway is experiencing a rare heatwave for early January, at a time when temperatures should normally be below freezing. The highest temperature of 19C (66F) - more than 25C above the monthly…

A very strong warm advection spreads into northern Europe » Severe Weather Europe

severe-weather.eu - The dynamic pattern over North Atlantic lately is also pushing waves towards northern Europe, while extensive upper-level ridging is persisting over the rest of continental Europe. This weekend, stro…

Lawmakers react in strikingly different ways after the US claimed responsibility for an airstrike that killed Iran's top general

businessinsider.com - Members of Congress, 2020 candidates, and White House officials are reacting in strikingly different ways after the Department of Defense on Monday night claimed responsibility for an airstrike which…

Of Two Minds - The Two Charts You Need to Ignore or Rationalize Away in 2020 (Unless You're a Bear)

oftwominds.com - If you believe you've front-run the herd, you're now in mid-air along with the rest of the herd that has thundered off the cliff. We're awash in financial charts, but only a few crystallize an entire…

Pentagon Eyes Africa Drawdown as First Step in Global Troop Shift

nytimes.com - Officials say the overhaul of Africa deployments will be followed by one in Latin America, and that drawdowns will happen in Iraq and Afghanistan, as has been expected. The initiative reflects what h…

We've spent the decade letting our tech define us. It's out of control

theguardian.com - We may come to remember this decade as the one when human beings finally realized we are up against something. We’re just not quite sure what it is. More of us have come to understand that our digita…

Opinion -Jeffrey Epstein's socialite 'madam' may be hiding in a safehouse in Israel

informationclearinghouse.info - It is not the first time that Epstein has been tied to a foreign intelligence service. Rumors have long circulated that Epstein secretly took videos of his rich and powerful friends having sex with u…


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Doomstead Diner Daily January 4
« Reply #1127 on: January 04, 2020, 02:55:51 AM »

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"A nasty, brutal fight": what a US-Iran war would look like

vox.com - A deadly opening attack. Nearly untraceable, ruthless proxies spreading chaos on multiple continents. Costly miscalculations. And thousands — perhaps hundreds of thousands — killed in a conflict that…

At Baghdad funeral procession for Qasim Soleimani, calls for retaliation against the United States

washingtonpost.com - Mourners attend the funeral of Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, top commander of the elite Quds Forces, and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. (Wissm Al-Okili/Reuters) By Mustafa Salim, Kareem …

A Dubious Official Story Masks the True Motives Behind the Soleimani Assassination

mintpressnews.com - BAGHDAD — The recent assassination of Iran’s most popular and well-known general, Qassem Soleimani, has stoked fears that a new war pitting the U.S. and its allies against Iran could soon become a de…

Four Years Ago, Trump Had No Clue Who Qassim Soleimani Was

theintercept.com - A reminder: Trump pulled out of the landmark Iran nuclear deal less than 18 months after assuming office. He replaced his predecessor’s nuclear diplomacy with a “maximum pressure” campaign on Tehran,…

Suleimani killing the latest in a long, grim line of US assassination efforts

theguardian.com - The US government is no stranger to the dark arts of political assassinations. Over the decades it has deployed elaborate techniques against its foes, from dispatching a chemist armed with lethal poi…

With Suleimani Assassination, Trump Is Doing the Bidding of Washington’s Most Vile Cabal

theintercept.com - While the media focus for three years of the Trump presidency has centered around “Russia collusion” and impeachment, the most dangerous collusion of all was happening right out in the open — the Tru…

Opinion | Yes, Soleimani was an enemy. That doesn’t mean Trump made the right call.

washingtonpost.com - President Trump makes a statement on Iran at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., on Friday. (Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) By Editorial Board January 3, 2020 at 6:39 PM EST MAJ. GEN. Qasem …

The Hubris of Ignorance

stonekettle.com - Have you been following this? All these airplane crashes? And everyone is so confused. Everyone is going, Gosh, how come there are so many airplane crashes? Well, um, I gotta theory here. You remembe…

If Trump Can’t Bully Iran Into Backing Down, Things Could Get Scary Fast

nymag.com - It’s a bit of a chimera, truth be told: The president who has endlessly and redundantly attacked open-ended military commitments and expensive and extended conventional warfare has taken an action th…

Explosive report indicates that Donald Trump's loans from Deutsche Bank were backed by Russia

dailykos.com - The reasons that Donald Trump would need a massive distraction at this point are numerous. Every day seems to produce fresh evidence that the White House was fully aware that Trump’s delay of militar…

Private jet firm: Rogue employee helped Ghosn flee

bbc.com - A Turkish private jet firm says a rogue employee acted alone to help former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan using its aircraft. Mystery surrounded how Ghosn, who faces criminal charges in …

A Biden Nomination Means a Second Trump Term ❧ Current Affairs

Inclusion In The Atrocious | Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - Every summer for over a decade, in nearly every major American metropolis, innocent window shoppers, bohemians, and tourists have been accosted by clip-boarded assailants from Human Rights Campaign (…

'Silent death': Australia's bushfires push countless species to extinction

theguardian.com - Close to the Western River on Kangaroo Island, ecologist Pat Hodgens had set up cameras to snap the island’s rare dunnart – a tiny mouse-like marsupial that exists nowhere else on the planet. Now, af…

Ruling class bereft of answers while catastrophic fires escalate across Australia

wsws.org - Catastrophic fire conditions exist today throughout much of Australia, from the southwest of Western Australia, across South Australia, to Victoria, the island state of Tasmania, and New South Wales …

Sydney power under threat as fires destroy substations

news.yahoo.com - New South Wales is under a third state of emergency over the severe fire conditions (AFP Photo/PETER PARKS) Sydney (AFP) - Electricity supplies in Australia's most populous state, including its large…

How a New Wave of Orbiting Sentinels Is Changing Climate Science

undark.org - On Sept. 15, 2018, at precisely 6:02 a.m., a Delta II rocket lifted off in a cloud of fire and smoke from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the central California coast. The payload, a NASA observation sa…

Australia’s Fires Give Us a Glimpse of What’s Coming

jacobinmag.com - Not surprisingly, the government is now facing a vocal backlash. When, for instance, Scott Morrison ventured to the fire-devastated town of Cobargo, angry locals abused him in the street. “You won’t …

Make room for the e-bikes, the top selling electric vehicles for the next decade

treehugger.com - A new study from Deloitte predicts what we have said before: e-bikes will eat cars. Recently, after calling the teens the decade of the bicycle, I predicted that the Twenties would be the decade of e…

Black hole boots a star clear across the Milky Way — and it's moving incredibly fast

mnn.com - There's really no arguing with a time-and-space-bending vortex, especially the supermassive specimen at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy known as Sagittarius A*. So it doesn't much matter what one s…

Former Fox News reporter says Trump invited her to his office 'so we can kiss'

theguardian.com - A former Fox News reporter has added her name to the list of nearly two dozen women who have accused Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances towards them. In a book published next week, the F…

Death toll rises in Indonesia's sinking capital as flood defences struggle

theguardian.com - The death toll from floods caused by torrential rains in the Indonesian capital rose to at least 53 as rescuers found more bodies, disaster officials said on Saturday. The worst monsoon rains in more…

Amazon Threatens to Fire Employees Who Speak out on Climate Crisis

ecowatch.com - Amazon employees who speak out about the climate crisis say they have been threatened with firing. Amazon Employees for Climate Justice (AECJ) said Thursday that the company's legal and HR teams had …


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Doomstead Diner Daily January 5
« Reply #1128 on: January 05, 2020, 05:22:47 AM »

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Why a Shadowy Tech Firm With Ties to Israeli Intelligence Is Running Doomsday Election Simulations

mintpressnews.com - Election Day 2020: 32 Americans dead, over 200 injured, martial law declared and the election itself is canceled. While this horrific scenario seems more like the plot of a Hollywood film, such was t…

Body of commander slain by U.S. strike arrives in Iran to crowds of mourners

washingtonpost.com - Mourners attend a funeral ceremony for Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone strike, in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran, Jan. 5, 2020. (Morteza Jaberian/AP) By Erin C…

Islamist group Al-Shabaab attacks military base in Kenya that houses US & local troops

rt.com - The attack was on Camp Simba naval base in Manda Bay in Lamu County on Kenya’s coast, bordering Somalia. Lamu County Commissioner Irungu Macharia told the Daily Nation local newspaper that “heavily a…

How Iran's Hackers Might Strike Back After Soleimani's Assassination

wired.com - For years, US tensions with Iran have held to a kind of brinksmanship. But the drone assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, widely understood to be the second most powerful figure in Iran,…

Trump vows to hit 52 sites 'very hard' if Iran retaliates for Suleimani killing

theguardian.com - Donald Trump has threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites “very hard” if Iran attacks Americans or US assets in retaliation for the drone strike that killed the Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani …

Analysis | Iran has vowed revenge against the U.S. But it seems to be in no hurry.

washingtonpost.com - Iranian soldiers gesture as they gather to mourn Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani in Tehran on Saturday. (Wana News Agency/Reuters) By Liz Sly close Liz Sly Beirut bureau chief, covering Lebanon, Syria and …

Tens of Thousands Rally Against War With Iran in Over 70 US Cities

theantimedia.com - (TMU) — People from across the United States heeded calls from the ANSWER Coalition and CODEPINK on Saturday, resulting in protests against a possible U.S. war on Iran in more than 70 cities across 3…

How Trump decided to kill a top Iranian general

washingtonpost.com - By Missy Ryan, close Missy Ryan Reporter covering the Pentagon, military issues and national security Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Josh Dawsey, close Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House …

The Dawn of the Age of Plastics

undark.org - In the closing months of World War II, Americans talked nonstop about how and when the war would end, and about how life was about to change. Germany would fall soon, people agreed on that. Opinions …

A group claiming to be from Iran has hacked and defaced a US government agency website, posting an image of Trump being punched in the face

businessinsider.com - A group claiming to be from Iran hacked and defaced a US government agency website on Saturday, posting an image of Trump being punched in the face alongside pro-Iranian messages. The news was first …

The U.S. Just Killed a Top Iranian Commander. What Now?

theintercept.com - Based on past precedent, any Iranian response is likely to be asymmetric and carried out by proxy groups, and may also include physical or cyberattacks against critical infrastructure. To a degree no…

Putin’s Big Lie

theatlantic.com - Read: The demagogue’s cocktail of victimhood and strength If that is the point, Putin may have been pleased. The Polish prime minister reacted, issuing a strong statement, but the Polish president ha…

America is guilty of everything we accuse Iran of doing

theweek.com - Donald Trump drastically escalated the United States' ongoing conflict with Iran on Thursday night by ordering the assassination of Iran's General Qassem Soleimani with an airstrike on the Baghdad In…

Why Albert Einstein hated capitalism

treehugger.com - The scientist saw a system that oppressed both society and nature. No matter how many Albert Einstein T-shirts or mugs are churned out, the famous physicist was no fan of capitalism. In Einstein's vi…

Firestorms and flaming tornadoes: how bushfires create their own ferocious weather systems

theconversation.com - As the east coast bushfire crisis unfolds, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Rural Fire Service operational officer Brett Taylor have each warned residents bushfires can create their own…

These Are the Biggest Climate Questions for the New Decade

scientificamerican.com - The 2010s were almost certainly the hottest decade on record — and it showed. The world burned, melted and flooded. Heat waves smashed temperature records around the globe. Glaciers lost ice at accel…

Trump Thinks Attacking Iran Will Get Him Reelected. He’s Wrong.

nymag.com - Beginning in 2011, and continuing through the next year, Donald Trump began obsessively predicting that President Obama would start a war with Iran in order to be reelected. Trump stated it publicly,…

theguardian.com - When the sky turned an angry red and the wind roared like a freight train, David Bruggeman knew it was time to flee. Bruggeman’s place was among the first in Wingello, a sleepy village in the souther…

What Will Another Decade of Climate Crisis Bring?

newyorker.com - Last week, thousands of people in the Australian state of Victoria were urged to evacuate their homes. “Don’t wait,” the alert warned. Bushfires were burning across the state; so large were some of t…

Australia Will Lose to Climate Change

theatlantic.com - Read: The Amazon cannot be recovered once it’s gone The second is the irreversible scouring of the Earth’s most distinctive ecosystems. In Australia, this phenomenon has come for the country’s natura…

Icebreaker Pt 10 – Leaked ICE Agent Private Bill and Commercial Trade Fraud Investigation Handbooks

unicornriot.ninja - United States – Unicorn Riot obtained hundreds of pages of leaked ICE agent manuals. ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has a broad jurisdiction that includes both immigration and customs-r…

A new year and a new Trump foreign policy blunder in Iraq

intrepidreport.com - It’s a new year, and the U.S. has found a new enemy—an Iraqi militia called Kata’ib Hezbollah. How tragically predictable was that

Trump’s march to war on Iran aided by Democrats’ weakness on sanctions, nuclear deal

thegrayzone.com - Jamal Abdi, president of the National Iranian American Council, discusses Trump’s radical neocon agenda in Iran and how Democratic votes for new sanctions against Tehran helped lay the groundwork for…

Different Acronyms, Same Disaster: Bond Ratings Are Once Again For Sale - DollarCollapse.com

dollarcollapse.com - Of all the amazing scenes in The Big Short, a film about the genesis of the Great Recession, arguably the most shocking is the meeting between a couple of hedge fund managers trying to understand the…

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Doomstead Diner Daily January 6
« Reply #1129 on: January 06, 2020, 05:06:57 AM »

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Escalating U.S.-Iran tensions scramble the politics of Trump’s impeachment

washingtonpost.com - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leaves the Senate floor after giving a statement Friday. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) By Rachael Bade, close Rachael Bade Congressional reporte…

Trump threatens to strike Iranian cultural sites and impose ‘very big’ sanctions on Iraq as tensions rise

washingtonpost.com - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers a statement on Iraq and Syria at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property on Dec. 29. (Evan Vucci/AP) By Seung Min Kim and close Seung Min Kim White House reporte…

Soleimani coordinated the battle against ISIS in Iraq with U.S. and its allies

intrepidreport.com - It was less than five years ago that U.S. troops in Iraq were coordinating with Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and members of his elite Al Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps …

New Zealand sends troops to help with Australian bushfires as Pacific nations offer support

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Secret Iranian Spy Cables Show How Qassim Suleimani Wielded His Enormous Power in Iraq

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How To Avoid Swallowing War Propaganda ❧ Current Affairs

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Of Two Minds - Is This "The Top"?

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Ex-leftist PM wins Croatia presidential poll

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Putin's Undeclared War: Summer 2014 - Russian Artillery Strikes against Ukraine - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - Terms such as civil war or internal conflict are often used to describe the war in Eastern Ukraine. However, the available evidence no longer supports this view. During summer 2014, Ukrainian officia…

State of emergency after a surge wave smashes windows, floods houses in Khabarovsk region

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Live updates: Iran holds massive funeral for slain commander in Tehran amid calls for vengeance

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Prospect of gun control in Virginia draws threats, promise of armed protest

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Opinion | In fire-ravaged Australia, climate denial goes up in smoke

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Why Trump Is Escalating The US-Israeli War On Iran

popularresistance.org - Above: A portrait of Qasem Soleimani, carried in a protest in Tehran on 3 January, the day after the Iranian general was assassinated in an American air attack on Baghdad airport. By Morteza Nikoubaz…

'Cancer clusters' are popping up in towns across the US and the environment may be to blame

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The Year Fascism Swept the Globe — and Nobody Much Noticed

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Cheetahs can't roar, they meow instead

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Reckless US Actions Fire Up The Antiwar Movement

popularresistance.org - By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. The reckless and dangerous act of war committed by Donald Trump and the Pentagon in killing Major General Qasem Soleimani of Iran and the Iraq…

The ‘Great Game’ is afoot: Killing Soleimani reflects US desperation in the Middle East

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Trump’ Hit On Iranian Commander Puts A Target On Top US Generals’ Backs

popularresistance.org - Above: Quds Day rally, Parade of military forces, along with photographs of Qasem Soleimani, Iran Tehran, May 31, 2019. As far back as at least the American Revolution, there was an unwritten rule am…

Opinion -“Yankee, Go Home!” - Iraqi parliament passes resolution calling for US troops to be expelled

informationclearinghouse.info - The PM added that there are two options available regarding the withdrawal of US-led coalition troops. The first would see their immediate and complete withdrawal, the second would order foreign mili…

Fresh Cambridge Analytica leak ‘shows global manipulation is out of control’

theguardian.com - An explosive leak of tens of thousands of documents from the defunct data firm Cambridge Analytica is set to expose the inner workings of the company that collapsed after the Observer revealed it had…

Perspective | Five myths about rural America that muddle the political realities

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Military Contractors Raytheon, Lockheed Martin See Stock Prices Soar Amid Iran Crisis

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Iran: dozens dead in stampede at Suleimani burial procession – state TV

theguardian.com - Dozens of people have been killed in a stampede in the south-eastern Iranian city of Kerman, where hundreds of thousands of mourners have gathered for the burial of the military commander Qassem Sule…

Israel's Fingerprint Are All Over the Assassination of Qasem Soleimani

mintpressnews.com - By killing top Iranian military commander, Qasem Soleimani, American and Israeli leaders demonstrated the idiom ‘out of the frying pan into the fire.’ US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Mini…

TV Pundits Praising Suleimani Assassination Neglect to Disclose Ties to Arms Industry

theintercept.com - Jack Keane, a retired Army general, appeared on Fox News and NPR over the last three days to praise Trump for the strike on Suleimani. “The president acted responsibly,” Keane said during an appearan…

Iraqi PM reveals Soleimani was on peace mission when assassinated, exploding Trump’s lie of ‘imminent attacks’

thegrayzone.com - Desperate to justify the US drone assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted that Washington had made an “intelligence-based assessment” that Sole…

Trump under fire for threat to Iran cultural sites

bbc.com - US President Donald Trump has faced growing criticism over his threats to attack Iran's cultural sites. Mr Trump made the threats amid fallout from the US assassination of Iranian commander Qasem Sol…

As Sanders and Warren Vow to Block War With Iran, Biden and Buttigieg Offer Better-Run Wars

theintercept.com - The legacy of the Iraq war, and the prospect of a bloody sequel sparked by Donald Trump’s assassination of a senior Iranian official in Baghdad this week, has the potential to transform the Democrati…

Trump's Iran Aggression Sparks Protests Across America, World

mintpressnews.com - The weekend saw more than 70 spontaneous or hastily organized demonstrations across America in opposition to the Trump administration’s warlike actions against Iraq and Iran. On January 3, the United…

AOC Expresses Frustration With 'Moderates', Generally States Facts In New Interview

theroot.com - It’s been frustrating in recent years watching the Democratic party try too hard to appeal to a group that wants nothing to do with it. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) seems to know tha…

Unpacking the Black Box in Artificial Intelligence for Medicine

undark.org - In clinics around the world, a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning is starting to supplement or replace humans in common tasks such as analyzing medical images. Already, at Massachus…

What's the true carbon footprint of flying?

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In Case Anyone Needs More Proof the Trump Administration Is in Over Its Head With Iran…

rollingstone.com - Less than a week into a dangerous, highly sensitive new frontier of relations with Iran, the Trump administration is already showing its ass. The day after the Iraqi government voted to expel all U.S…

Fox News Welcomes ‘Deep State’ Intelligence When It Leads to Conflict With Iran

nymag.com - When the targeted killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was announced last Thursday, Fox News immediately brought in salesmen of the last (albeit, ongoing) war in the region. The night of the st…

If the world ran on sun, it wouldn’t fight over oil | Bill McKibben

theguardian.com - We are sadly accustomed by now to the idea that our reliance on oil and gas causes random but predictable outbreaks of flood, firestorm and drought. The weekend’s news from the Gulf is a grim reminde…

Live updates: Iran leaders describe ‘nightmare’ retaliations planned for U.S. as commander finally buried

washingtonpost.com - Iranian mourners gather for the burial of slain top general Qasem Soleimani in his hometown Kerman on Jan. 7, 2020. (Atta Kenare/Afp Via Getty Images) By Erin Cunningham close Erin Cunningham Middle …

Bolton’s willingness to testify in Trump’s impeachment trial ramps up pressure on Senate Republicans

washingtonpost.com - President Trump listens as then-national security adviser John Bolton speaks during a presidential memorandum signing at the White House last February. (Leah Millis/Reuters) By Rachael Bade, close Ra…

Almost 2,000 homes destroyed in Australian fires

bbc.com - Almost 2,000 houses have been destroyed in Australia's months-long bushfire crisis, officials say, as crews prepare frantically for worsening conditions. After ferocious conditions last week, firefig…

The Future of America’s Contest with China

newyorker.com - Last fall, to celebrate the seventieth birthday of the People’s Republic of China, the government planned the largest military parade and “mass pageant” in Beijing’s history. On October 1st, more tha…

“No one could have predicted this” says government that was warned about this in 1988, 1993, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

chaser.com.au - The Australian government has today pledged $2 billion in support for fire affected communities over the next two years, taking only one month longer than the time it took for the government to annou…

How Trump’s Trade War Is Making Lobbyists Rich And Slamming Small Businesses — ProPublica

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Once a policy afterthought, Iraq becomes a problem for Trump administration

washingtonpost.com - A U.S. Marine carries a sandbag during the reinforcement of the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Saturday. (Sgt. Kyle Talbot/AP) By Karen DeYoung, close Karen DeYoung Associate editor and senior n…

Libya's Haftar forces say have taken control of Sirte

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Seven arrests after activists occupy drilling rig

bbc.co.uk - Seven people have been arrested after environmental activists took part in an "extended occupation" of a drilling rig in Dundee harbour. Three female protesters from Extinction Rebellion Scotland cli…

The New NAFTA Is a Raw Deal for Workers

jacobinmag.com - The Democratic Party and the AFL-CIO might as well put this on a T-shirt after their jubilant unveiling of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) this week. House Ways and Means Committee …

About Those Mystery Drone Swarms Over Colorado …

nymag.com - The latest mystery to manifest in American skies: swarms of drones that fly by night over the Great Plains. Since the middle of December, residents within a 200-mile swath of eastern Colorado and wes…

A state of war exists between the US and humanity

intrepidreport.com - There’s no ambiguity about what’s going on globally. Washington’s geopolitical agenda is all about seeking dominance over other countries, their resources and populations worldwide—by whatever it tak…

January 6, 2020

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Julián Castro Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President

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Embodied carbon is in the spotlight

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TV Pundits Praising Suleimani Assassination Neglect to Disclose Ties to Arms Industry

theintercept.com - Jack Keane, a retired Army general, appeared on Fox News and NPR over the last three days to praise Trump for the strike on Suleimani. “The president acted responsibly,” Keane said during an appearan…

Iran launches missile attack at US forces in Iraq at al-Asad and Erbil – live updates

theguardian.com - No Iraqis were harmed in Wednesday morning’s attacks on bases by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, according to the security cell of the country’s prime minister’s office. The cell says the missile barrag…

Boeing 737 Crashes Near Tehran, Killing All 176 Aboard: Report

nymag.com - On Wednesday morning in Iran, a Boeing 737 operated by Ukraine International Airlines crashed near the Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport shortly after taking off with 176 aboard. According t…

Oil spikes, stocks plunge after Iran attacks

news.yahoo.com - Tokyo (AFP) - Oil prices spiked Wednesday and Tokyo stocks plunged as investors took fright at escalating tensions between the United States and Iran after Tehran launched missile attacks on US force…

Trump's Iran War Will Blow A Much Bigger Hole in the Federal Budget | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - How much is Trump’s unnecessary new war with Iran going to cost us? Hardly anyone ever asks that about wars, unlike the costs of social programs. So let’s look at how much money our government needs …

Putin on surprise visit to Assad as Mideast boils

news.yahoo.com - Damascus (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin met Syria's Bashar al-Assad Tuesday during a surprise visit to Damascus as the prospect of war between Iran and the United States loomed over the reg…

Donald Trump Will Do Anything To Avoid Prosecution–And John Bolton Will Help

fastcompany.com - This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company. advertisement advertisement In October 2017, U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson died in a ha…

Iran launches ballistic missiles at bases housing U.S. military personnel in Iraq

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Plunging US imports push trade deficit to 3-year low in November

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - America's trade deficit continued to tumble in November, hitting its lowest level in three years as imports of crude oil, computers and industrial supplies fell off sharply, the go…

Could Iran-US tensions mean troubled waters ahead in the Strait of Hormuz?

theconversation.com - Soaring tensions between Iran and the United States have reignited fears that the Strait of Hormuz could become a flashpoint as Tehran responds to the killing of its top general. Oil prices climbed o…

Canada to move some troops from Iraq to Kuwait: official

news.yahoo.com - Montreal (AFP) - Some of the estimated 500 Canadian troops in Iraq will be moved temporarily to neighboring Kuwait in the coming days to ensure their safety amid rising tensions in the region, a top …

Iranian Presidential Adviser Hints At Attack On Trump’s Real Estate Empire

mavenroundtable.io - One of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s suggested this week that retaliation against the United States for the killing of the country’s top military general could come in the form of attacks on Pre…

Opinion | McConnell’s coverup for Trump cannot make this one thing disappear

washingtonpost.com - (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) By Greg Sargent close Greg Sargent Opinion writer covering national politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Opinion writer January 7, 2020 at 10:13 AM EST We live in endle…

Why Don’t We Care About China’s Uighur Muslims?

theintercept.com - It’s been described as the worst human rights crisis in the world — the arbitrary detention in sprawling camps of a million or more Uighur Muslims in China’s northwestern Xinjiang province. The Chine…

Australia Will Lose to Climate Change

theatlantic.com - Read: The Amazon cannot be recovered once it’s gone The second is the irreversible scouring of the Earth’s most distinctive ecosystems. In Australia, this phenomenon has come for the country’s natura…

Analysis | Apocalyptic wildfires may force a climate reckoning for Australia’s conservative leader

washingtonpost.com - By Ishaan Tharoor close Ishaan Tharoor Reporter covering foreign affairs, geopolitics and history Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow January 8, 2020 at 12:00 AM EST Want smart analysis of the most impor…

What Will Happen to the Trump Toadies?

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Lawrence Wilkerson on Trump’s Iran aggression: same neocon lies, new target

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Republicans Scared John Bolton Will Testify About Trump’s Ukraine Crimes

nymag.com - When a parade of witnesses defied the White House to testify about the administration’s plot to turn Ukraine policy into a lever to dirty up President Trump’s domestic enemies, Republicans dismissed …

Mike Pompeo Isn’t Riding to the Rescue in Kansas

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'Extreme privilege': Ivanka Trump faces backlash over keynote speech at CES

theguardian.com - Ivanka Trump’s appearance at a major technology conference in Las Vegas has been met with a backlash from industry figures, who denounced her “privilege” and lack of tech qualifications. Trump spoke …

Trump accused of ‘disgraceful abdication’ of duty to protect earth for proposal to neuter landmark environmental law

intrepidreport.com - The Trump administration was again accused of moving to attack the environment and wildlife in response to reports that the White House is moving to gut a five decade-old law referred to as the Magna…

How the Next Decade’s Technological Tsunami Will Change Life as We Know It

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America’s Coal Consumption Entered Free Fall in 2019

theatlantic.com - The United States is the world’s second biggest emitter of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which cause both ocean acidification and global warming. While the United States is responsible f…

800,000 Years Ago, a Meteor Slammed Into Earth. Scientists Just Found the Crater.

livescience.com - About 790,000 years ago, a meteor slammed into Earth with such force that the explosion blanketed about 10% of the planet with shiny black lumps of rocky debris. Known as tektites, these glassy blobs…

EPA's proposed 'secret science' rule directly threatens children's health

theconversation.com - The Trump administration is working to weaken U.S. environmental regulations in many areas, from water and air pollution to energy development and land conservation. One of its most controversial pro…

Disinformation For Hire: How A New Breed Of PR Firms Is Selling Lies Online

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United States and Iran back away from imminent conflict as Trump says he is ready for peace ‘with all who seek it’

washingtonpost.com - President Trump addresses the nation from the Grand Foyer at the White House on Wednesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Anne Gearan, close Anne Gearan White House reporter Email EmailBio B…

Trump Backs Away from Threats to Retaliate for Iranian Missile Strikes, Promises New Sanctions

mintpressnews.com - WASHINGTON DC — In a statement delivered late Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump made it clear that the U.S. would not militarily respond to the missile strikes launched by Iran on U.S. milita…

'Insulting and demeaning': Two GOP lawmakers rip Trump administration after Iran briefing

nbcnews.com - WASHINGTON — Lawmakers came away with vastly different interpretations of two classified briefings that top Trump administration officials held Wednesday about the airstrike last week that killed top…

GOP Sen. Mike Lee furious after an 'insulting' Senate briefing on Trump's Iran strike: 'The worst briefing ... on a military issue I've seen in 9 years'

businessinsider.com - Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah was furious on Wednesday after a Senate briefing on President Donald Trump's decision to order an airstrike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, which brou…

Trump Administration Fails to Prove Suleimani’s Assassination Was Justified

theintercept.com - This was the Trump administration’s first briefing to all members of Congress on the operation, which was carried out last Thursday. It comes after Iran retaliated Tuesday night by firing ballistic m…

The Media Is Waking Up to a Possible Bernie Victory. Get Ready for the Backlash.

jacobinmag.com - For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, something unusual occurred in the final weeks of 2019. As the Democratic nomination race finally spluttered towards Iowa and New Hampshire the media’s posture …

Iran probe finds Ukrainian plane turned back after 'problem'

news.yahoo.com - Iranian experts begin their investigation into why a Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran with the loss of all 176 people on board (AFP Photo/Akbar TAVAKOLI) Tehran (AFP) - A …

Questions Surround Mysterious Plane Crash in Iran That Left 176 Dead

mintpressnews.com - A Kiev-bound Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran, Iran, early Wednesday morning, killing all 176 passengers and nine crew members on board. The hea…

Ukraine investigators considering possibility missile brought down passenger plane over Tehran

washingtonpost.com - Debris of a plane belonging to Ukraine International Airlines that crashed after taking off from Iran's Imam Khomeini airport, Jan. 8, 2020. (Wana News Agency/Via Reuters) By Isabelle Khurshudyan clo…

It Sure Looks Like the Ukrainian Airliner May Have Been Accidentally Shot Down

nymag.com - In the wake of the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 in Tehran this morning, two schools of thought quickly emerged. The first accepted the explanation given by Iranian authorities…

Iraq, China launch 'oil for reconstruction' agreement

al-monitor.com - When Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi led a delegation to China in September, Baghdad and Beijing activated an "oil for reconstruction" and investment program. Under the arrangement, Chinese fir…

The Strategy Behind Trump’s Incoherent Iran Address

nymag.com - On the morning after Iranian missile attacks on Iraqi bases where U.S. forces are stationed, President Trump delivered a televised address from the White House that offered a condensed version of eve…

‘What drugs is he on?’ Trump sparks concern by slurring and sniffling through Iran remarks

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Authorities prepared to hand over Roger Stone records to media: report

thehill.com - Officials are prepared to hand over sealed records from Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneAuthorities prepared to hand over Roger Stone records to media: report Bannon: 'We need the Republican establishmen…

Mike Bloomberg Says He’s Immune to Corporate Influence. His Campaign Is Managed by Lobbyists.

theintercept.com - Bloomberg spokesperson Stu Loeser, before joining the campaign, was retained by Purdue Pharma, makers of OxyContin, to combat widespread criticism that the company had fueled the opioid addiction cri…

Australian fires: Victorians urged to leave amid fears 'heat spike' will cause bushfires to merge

theguardian.com - Residents in large areas of Victoria have again been advised to leave their homes before a day of “extreme” fire conditions throughout south-eastern Australia that could see the merging of at least t…

In What May be the Largest Strike in World History, Millions in India Protest PM Modi's Policies

mintpressnews.com - An estimated quarter billion Indians – roughly three percent of the world’s entire population – went on strike today across the subcontinent, protesting the government of Narendra Modi’s racist and “…

Boeing 737 Max Case is Latest Example of Why Industry Can’t Regulate Itself

mintpressnews.com - CHICAGO — The fatal crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, just months after the Lion Air Flight 610 crash in Indonesia, has led to governments and airlines around the world grounding their Boeing 7…

Panic in Israel as the ICC Takes Momentous Step in the Right Direction

mintpressnews.com - At long last, Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has uttered the long-anticipated conclusion that “all the statutory criteria under the Rome statute for th…

Opinion | When Politicians Get a License to Lie

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Liberalism and Empire | Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - Paul Krugman had a column a few weeks ago called “Fall of the American Empire” about Donald Trump’s repudiation of “the values that actually made America great.” It is worth analyzing, because it is …

Of Two Minds - Was Marx Right about Capitalism Destroying Itself from Within?

oftwominds.com - What are the internal contradictions that could unravel capitalism from within? One of the core tenets of Marx's work is that capitalism will be undone by internal contradictions that would manifest …

Imperial Oil, Canada’s Exxon Subsidiary, Ignored Its Own Climate Change Research for Decades, Archive Shows

theintercept.com - Record droughts, raging forest fires, crop failures, and disappearing glaciers: It has become undeniable that the planet is in the early stages of a climate crisis with dire implications. As terrifyi…

Disinformation For Hire: How A New Breed Of PR Firms Is Selling Lies Online

buzzfeednews.com - This story was reported in partnership with the Reporter, an investigative news site in Taiwan. Peng Kuan Chin pulled out his phone, eager to show the future of online manipulation. Unseen servers be…

Smirking All the Way to the Bank: Nick Sandmann Settles Lawsuit With CNN

theroot.com - If you thought 2020 was shaping up to be one hell of a year (in the literal sense), here’s another case to add to the file: Nick Sandmann, the Covington, Ky. prep school student perceived to be mocki…


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Iraqis to the United States: What Part of “Go Home” Don’t You Understand?

mintpressnews.com - Iranian forces launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against two military bases housing US troops in Iraq early hours of Wednesday morning. The al-Assad airbase in western Iraq was hit by 17 …

House approves measure limiting Trump’s authority to take further military action against Iran

washingtonpost.com - President Trump addresses the nation Wednesday about his administration’s standoff with Iran. (Alex Brandon/AP) By Karoun Demirjian close Karoun Demirjian Congressional reporter focusing on national …

U.S. Intel: Iran Shot Down Plane, Then Realized Mistake

thedailybeast.com - The Ukrainian airliner that crashed on Wednesday morning in Iran, killing all 176 people aboard, was shot out of the sky by one of Iran’s anti-aircraft missile systems, probably as the result of a ho…

Video From Jeffrey Epstein’s First Suicide Try Destroyed, Feds Admit

thedailybeast.com - In the latest screw up in Jeffrey Epstein’s death case, federal officials revealed Thursday that video of the cell where the pedophile reportedly made his first suicide attempt was accidentally destr…

Internal Boeing documents show employees discussing efforts to manipulate regulators scrutinizing the 737 Max

washingtonpost.com - An employee works near a Boeing 737 Max aircraft at Boeing's 737 Max production facility in Renton, Wash., in December. (Lindsey Wasson/Reuters) By Ian Duncan, close Ian Duncan Member of the transpor…

Trump’s DOJ quietly ends two-year fishing expedition on the Clintons — and admits it found nothing

rawstory.com - On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that the Department of Justice is quietly winding down a two-year probe into the Clintons, and admitting that “nothing of consequence” was found to suggest t…

Surprise, Surprise: The DOJ’s Hillary Clinton Investigation Has Been a Bust

vanityfair.com - Back in 2017, buoyed by President Donald Trump’s calls for investigations into “Crooked Hillary & the Dems,” the Justice Department launched an inquiry into Hillary Clinton and Republicans' pet consp…

Hong Kong PTSD level 'like warzones', study finds

bbc.com - Around a third of adults in Hong Kong reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during the often-violent pro-democracy protests, according to a new study. The number was six times hi…

Asia's Great Rivers: Climate crisis, pollution put billions at risk

news.yahoo.com - The year is 2100. The glaciers of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region -- the world's "Third Pole" -- are vanishing as the planet warms, the ice that once fed the great rivers of Asia is all but lost, and…

‘Bone Saw Arabia says hi’: Trump ridiculed for claiming he ‘will never make excuses for America’s enemies’

rawstory.com - … then let us make a small request. Like you, we here at Raw Story believe in the power of progressive journalism. Raw Story readers power David Cay Johnston’s DCReport, which we've expanded to keep …

Voters Think Trump’s Iran Attack Made America “Less Safe”

vanityfair.com - Donald Trump and his allies have defended their deadly drone strike on Qassem Soleimani by claiming the killing protected American security. “We took a bad guy off the battlefield,” Secretary of Stat…

Australia bushfires: Mega blaze likely on Friday

bbc.com - Two of Australia's bush fires are likely to merge into a so-called "mega blaze" on Friday evening, authorities have warned. The merger is expected at the border of New South Wales and Victoria and ha…

India's top court orders review of Kashmir internet shutdown | India News

aljazeera.com - India's Supreme Court on Friday ordered authorities to review the suspension of internet services in Indian-administered Kashmir within a week. The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed …

Trump Complains About Not Winning Nobel Peace Prize Days After War Crime Threat

nymag.com - Days after authorizing an unambiguous act of war backed by a shoddy rationale, the president of the United States began this week by reiterating a threat to commit war crimes by bombing cultural site…

Opinion | When did it become acceptable to kill a top leader of a country we aren’t even at war with?

washingtonpost.com - Visitors walk around the stairs inside of the Rotunda to the top of the Capitol dome last month in Washington. (Samuel Corum/AFP/Getty Images) By Jim Webb January 9, 2020 at 5:55 PM EST Jim Webb, a D…

Trump Doesn’t Want Voters to Know How Much His Family’s Trips Cost Taxpayers

nymag.com - Though the president’s displays of ostentatious wealth didn’t hurt his electoral prospects last time around, the administration is reportedly worried about the public response if voters learn just ho…

Ice-free Arctic Ocean allowed ancient carbon leaks | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - As the world warms, more greenhouse gas will enter the atmosphere. Researchers now think an ice-free Arctic Ocean explains how and why. LONDON, 10 January, 2020 – Deep in a cave in Siberia, Israeli, …

PayPal blocks donations to The Grayzone that mention Iran

thegrayzone.com - Following the US government’s assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, PayPal has delayed and blocked small donations to The Grayzone that mentioned this website’s news coverage of Iran.

Donald Trump’s reckless gamble with Iran to distract from his domestic political problems

intrepidreport.com - “Don’t let Obama play the Iran card in order to start a war in order to get elected. Be careful Republicans!—Donald Trump (1946- ), 45th American president and hotel and casino owner, (statement made…

“This is What Empires Do” - CounterPunch.org

counterpunch.org - I follow Forrest Palmer on social media and when he posted this on Sunday, it totally struck a chord with me: “I am so cynical now, my only response to the Iran debacle is “Spare me the fake fucking …

Come home, America: Stop policing the globe and put an end to wars-without-end

intrepidreport.com - “Let us resolve that never again will we send the precious young blood of this country to die trying to prop up a corrupt military dictatorship abroad. This is also the time to turn away from excessi…

Giant Chinese Fish Is Now Extinct After Surviving Millions of Years

ecowatch.com - Scientists have concluded of the largest freshwater fish species in the world is now extinct because of human activity. The Chinese paddlefish, sometimes called the "panda of the Yangtze River," was …

Panic mode? Iran could have ‘access’ to nuclear weapon in 1-2 years, French FM warns

rt.com - If the Islamic Republic continues “with unraveling” the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on its nuclear program, Tehran could obtain a nuclear weapon in the nearest future, Le Drian told RT…

Want out of Jail? First You Have To Take a Fast-Food Job

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Iran admits it shot down Ukrainian Airlines flight 752, blaming human error

businessinsider.com - Iran admitted shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet with 176 people on board, which it says was the result of human error. In a statement by military officials early Saturday, Iran admitted hitting…

Ukraine demands punishment, compensation for airliner downed by Iran

news.yahoo.com - Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has demanded that Iran punish those responsible for the downing of a Ukrainian airliner (AFP Photo/Sergei SUPINSKY) Kiev (AFP) - President Volodymyr Zelensky de…

We still don’t know what the "imminent" threat from Iran was

vox.com - The Trump administration’s stated rationale for killing Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani — that he posed an “imminent threat” to Americans requiring the US to take him out — is looking more a…

Trump now claims four embassies were under threat from Iran, raising fresh questions about intelligence reports

washingtonpost.com - President Trump walks from the Oval Office to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Shane Harris, close Shane Harris Intelligence …

Trump’s Rationale for Killing Soleimani Is Falling Apart

nymag.com - Why did the United States kill Iranian general Qasem Soleimani? President Trump, in remarks to the nation the morning after the attack, gave a clear rationale. Soleimani “was planning new attacks on …

Boeing's fired CEO got his $62 million payout confirmed the same day 2,800 people in the 737 Max supply chain were laid off

businessinsider.com - The recently-fired CEO of Boeing is leaving the company with a package worth $62 million, the company said Friday — just hours after 2,800 workers lost their jobs over the 737 Max disaster. Payout de…

Officials order 250,000 to evacuate in Australia near 'megafire'

upi.com - Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Authorities issued new evacuation orders Friday for a quarter-million people in southeast Australia due to an advancing "megafire," officials said. Fire danger is threatening homes i…

Twitter Bots are Spreading Disinformation on Australia Fires...

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An Australian ecologist explains just how bad the fires are for wildlife

vox.com - Australia’s wildfires have been terrifying to watch. It’s one of the country’s worst fire seasons on record: 17.9 million acres have burned. That’s an area larger than West Virginia, and more than ni…

Lee Camp: The War in Afghanistan Is a Fraud (and Now We Have Proof)

mintpressnews.com - Bombs have numbers. Humans have names. Our American military boasts a skill and passion for using numbers to turn names into yet more numbers. But these numbers have grown so gargantuan and out of co…

Reclaiming the Narrative: How to Combat Israel’s Misuse of “Antisemitism”

mintpressnews.com - At a talk I delivered in Northern England in March 2018, I proposed that the best response to falsified accusations of antisemitism, which are often lobbed against pro-Palestinian communities and int…

Mystery Chinese virus: How worried should we be?

bbc.co.uk - A mystery virus - previously unknown to science - is causing severe lung disease in the Chinese city of Wuhan. More than 50 people have been infected. Seven are currently in a critical condition. A n…

Bolivia's New Right-Wing Government Intensifies Crackdown on Journalists, Doctors

mintpressnews.com - The U.S.-backed right-wing coup government of Jeanine Añez continues its moves against media and other dissenting voices. The latest victim of the crackdown was Marcelo Hurtado, president of the ATB …

Bolivian Coup Gov Targets TeleSur, Alternative Media as Protests Increase

mintpressnews.com - Facing increased resistance to its rule, the new “transition” government of Jeanine Añez in Bolivia has begun to purge and censor potential threats to its authority, including in the media. TeleSUR, …

Australian animals face extinction threat as bushfire toll mounts

bangkokpost.com - GLENMORE PARK, Australia: When volunteer Sarah Price found a baby kangaroo frightened but miraculously alive in the pouch of its dying mother surrounded by the embers of Australia's bushfires, it see…

Russian and US warships almost collide

bbc.co.uk - "The crew of the Russian warship acted professionally, performing a manoeuvre that prevented a collision with the intruder ship," the ministry's statement said.

Volcano's spectacular eruption caught on camera

bbc.co.uk - Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano erupted on Thursday with a dramatic show of lava and a cloud of ash and rocks that reached 3,000m (9,800ft) into the sky.

Australians Battle Historic Fires — and Official Climate Inaction

undark.org - In February 2017, Scott Morrison, then the treasurer of Australia, brought a cantaloupe-sized chunk of coal to the country’s parliament. After waving the coal around for a moment and invoking the min…

Big Pharma Won’t Let Us Import Drugs From Canada, But Insists on Sending Carcinogen-Contaminated Pills to the Public | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - Yves here. I understand the desire of Americans to be able to re-import drugs from Canada. But this is at best an interim strategy, since meaningful orders from Canada could easily cause problems wit…

Another 3,500 truck drivers lost their jobs in December — and it's a troubling sign of the recession that's slamming the $800 billion trucking industry

businessinsider.com - The trucking industry slashed 3,500 payrolls in December, according to the most recent jobs report released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Industries related to trucking also struggled l…

Study pinpoints the timing of earliest human migration

upi.com - Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Sangiran, a World Heritage archeological site on the island of Java, is home to dozens of hominin fossils, comprising three different species, including evidence of the earliest homi…

Hungary to provide free IVF fertility treatment

bbc.com - Hungary will provide free in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment to couples at state-run clinics, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced. He said fertility was of "strategic importance". Last mont…

'No Other President Has Had the Gall': Environmental Groups Balk as Trump Proposes Major Rollback of Infrastructure Review Process

ecowatch.com - President Donald Trump proposed one of his most aggressive environmental rollbacks yet on Thursday, announcing a change that would exempt federal agencies from considering the climate impacts of pipe…

Iran-US crisis challenges Mid-East friends and foes

bbc.com - Imagine, if you will, a Middle East situation room with four of the region's key leaders who have been watching the recent confrontation between the US and Iran unfold. At the table is Saudi Crown Pr…


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Aerospace Chief Says He Wishes He Was Dead After Iran Admits Shooting Down Ukraine Jet

thedailybeast.com - Iranian authorities have said they accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jet with 176 people aboard—and the country’s aerospace chief said he wishes he was dead. Tehran’s first acknowledgement of respon…

Iran admits to downing airliner amid calls for justice, transparency

washingtonpost.com - Red Crescent workers check the debris from the Ukraine International Airlines plane near Khomeini International Airport outside of Tehran on Wednesday. (Wana News Agency/Reuters) By Erin Cunningham a…

Iranian newspapers pay tribute to crash victims as anger grows | Ukraine News

aljazeera.com - Newspapers in Iran have paid tribute to those killed in the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane, while heaping pressure on the country's leadership amid growing public anger after the military ack…

Russia to Iran: Don’t Admit Guilt—Blame the U.S. Instead

thedailybeast.com - After initial denials of responsibility, having been confronted with mounting evidence, Iran finally acknowledged that it accidentally shot down the Ukrainian passenger jet earlier this week, killing…

Fox Host: Trump Has ‘Himself to Blame’ for Iran ‘Skepticism’

thedailybeast.com - Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace doesn’t think President Donald Trump or anyone else in his administration should be surprised that Congress and the American people are not taking their claims abou…

The administration’s deceptions about the Soleimani strike are a big deal

vox.com - The Trump administration has maintained from the start that it ordered the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in order to forestall an imminent threat to American lives. It’s pretty clear…

In Taiwan Elections, President Tsai Ing-wen Triumphed, and China’s Fake News Failed

thedailybeast.com - HONG KONG—The president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, has won reelection with a record-breaking 8 million votes, a major victory over Beijing’s concerted campaign of lies and propaganda meant to support h…

Malta gets new PM after Muscat departs over Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

theguardian.com - Outsider Robert Abela is set to become Malta’s new prime minister after the downfall of previous leader Joseph Muscat over the investigation into the murder of an investigative journalist. Abela, who…

Who’s Behind Those Mystery Drone Swarms? An Investigation

nymag.com - A month after swarms of drones began appearing over Colorado and Nebraska, their provenance remains a mystery. How to even start? Authorities have admonished that it’s illegal to shoot them down, and…

What is in the Brexit deal?

ednh.news - London – The Brexit deal approved by MPs addresses the most immediate separation issues arising from Britain’s decision to end almost half a century of European Union membership. The EU Withdrawal Ag…

George Conway and Neal Katyal advise Pelosi on how to trip up McConnell’s impeachment plans

rawstory.com - On Friday, conservative attorney George Conway and law professor Neal Katyal wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post suggesting a key way that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) could get the upper hand…

Fossil Fuel Interests Applaud Trump Administration's Weakening of Major Environmental Law | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - By Dana Drugmand, a freelance writer and attorney who writes about climate issues. Originally published at DeSmog Blog Industry groups including oil and gas trade associations were quick to pile on t…

Facebook Helped Decimate the Media Industry but Wants Journalists to Do Its Job

thedailybeast.com - Mark Zuckerberg has faced fiery, pervasive criticism for not wanting his social network to decide what is true, at least when it comes to politics. On Thursday, as the 2020 presidential campaign hurt…

Puerto Rico earthquake aftershocks again rattle coastline as residents deal with disaster after disaster

washingtonpost.com - By Arelis R. Hernández and close Arelis R. Hernández Reporter covering the U.S. Southern border, Immigration, Texas and beyond Email EmailBio BioFollow FollowCristina Corujo January 11, 2020 at 5:35 …

‘A national disgrace’: As impeachment hung over a president’s head, he went on a wild rally tour

washingtonpost.com - This Thomas Nast illustration lampoons President Andrew Johnson’s disastrous speaking tour in 1866. (Harper’s Weekly) By Ronald G. Shafer January 11, 2020 at 7:00 AM EST “Congress, factious, domineer…

Ajit Pai Still Thinks Killing Net Neutrality Was a Brilliant Idea

vice.com - Ajit Pai continues to double down on the claim that net neutrality was a huge boon for American consumers, even if supporting evidence for that claim remains largely nonexistent. Speaking at the Cons…

The gates of hell: Auschwitz 75 years on

theguardian.com - Renee Salt had just turned 15 when she arrived at the gates of hell. Her journey with her parents to Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp near Kraków in Poland, was by cattle truck, wedged in with hundreds…

As the ice melts, Greenland considers its future

bbc.com - Greenland is not used to being the centre of attention, but last year it made the front pages of newspapers around the world. It came after US President Donald Trump confirmed news reports that he wa…

» All the Times the US allied with Gen. Soleimani against Common Enemies

zcomm.org - Since the US political establishment and press has been demonizing Gen. Qasem Soleimani since he was rubbed out by Trump, it is perhaps worth complicating the story– especially now that Trump is accu…

Scientists discover 10 new birds

mnn.com - A group of scientists set out on a six-week expedition near Sulawesi, Indonesia, in hopes of learning more about the region's bird population. What they discovered was far more exciting — undiscovere…

The best way to clean your apples, according to science

qz.com - How do you clean your apples before you eat them? A rinse under the faucet? A brisk wipe with your sleeve? Whatever the method, chances are you’re doing it wrong, according to a new study. Unless the…

Bolivia's New Right-Wing Government Intensifies Crackdown on Journalists, Doctors

mintpressnews.com - The U.S.-backed right-wing coup government of Jeanine Añez continues its moves against media and other dissenting voices. The latest victim of the crackdown was Marcelo Hurtado, president of the ATB …

Squirrels rely on birds to let them know when it's safe to go out

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The Trump administration is still struggling to get its story straight on why it killed Soleimani

vox.com - The Trump administration has given ever-changing answers about its reasons for deciding to kill Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani, first claiming that the leader posed an “imminent threat” to …

Esper Says He Saw No Evidence Iran Targeted 4 Embassies, as Story Shifts Again

nytimes.com - Mr. Trump himself has made clear in other circumstances that he does not trust the intelligence agencies that he is now citing to justify his decision to eliminate General Suleimani. Moreover, given …

Did Pompeo Dupe Trump into the Soleimani Hit? - Global Research

globalresearch.ca - Donald Trump is under the illusion that the fracas with Iran is over. He thinks that Iran’s pinprick missile strikes on US bases in Iraq have assuaged Tehran’s thirst for revenge. But he’s wrong. The…

Trump Says He Supports Freedom of Press in Iran, Contrary to Record at Home

nymag.com - One of the many curiosities of the first Twitter presidency is Trump’s direct outreach to the Iranian people online. After an apparent de-escalation of the conflict with Iran following retaliatory st…

Iran agrees de-escalation 'only solution' to solve crisis with US

news.yahoo.com - Tehran (AFP) - Iran has signalled it favours a de-escalation after 10 days of heightened tensions with the United States during which both sides fired missiles and Tehran accidentally shot down a pas…

Ari Fleischer comes out against resurrecting White House briefings — and blames press ‘hostility’ to Trump

rawstory.com - In so-called normal times and under business-as-usual administrations the job of White House Press Secretary doesn’t lead to renown or infamy. Those terms — normal, business as usual — don’t apply to…

Iran's only female Olympic medallist defects

bbc.com - Iran's only female Olympic medallist, Kimia Alizadeh, says she has defected. Alizadeh, 21, posted on social media that she had left Iran because she didn't want to be part of "hypocrisy, lies, injust…

Fossil Fuel Interests Applaud Trump Administration's Weakening of Major Environmental Law | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - By Dana Drugmand, a freelance writer and attorney who writes about climate issues. Originally published at DeSmog Blog Industry groups including oil and gas trade associations were quick to pile on t…

Australia ablaze: Up close and in your face | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - 13 January, 2020: One of today’s most respected climate scientists is Michael Mann. On 1 January The Guardian published his eyewitness account of what Australia’s catastrophic bushfires are doing, an…

How to Survive a Nuclear Bomb

vice.com - So you’re worried about dying in a nuclear war. Given recent world events, it’s a perfectly reasonable concern. Iran said on Sunday it would no longer abide by most of the restrictions on uranium enr…

Capitalism is turning us into addicts

vox.com - Capitalism is great at making people want things they don’t need. And of course this is what we should expect from a system that runs on production and consumption. Companies make and sell products a…

Senior administration officials struggle to explain intelligence behind killing of Soleimani

washingtonpost.com - Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper in Florida on Dec. 29. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) By Karen DeYoung close Karen DeYoung Associate editor and senior national security correspondent Email EmailBio BioFollow …

Taal volcano eruption forces thousands to seek safer ground in the Philippines

washingtonpost.com - By Regine Cabato close Regine Cabato Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow January 13, 2020 at 6:04 AM EST MANILA — An erupting volcano spewed lava into the air and spread ash across the Philippines on Mon…

Revealed: US listed climate activist group as ‘extremists’ alongside mass killers

theguardian.com - A group of US environmental activists engaged in non-violent civil disobedience targeting the oil industry have been listed in internal Department of Homeland Security documents as “extremists” and s…

'Like a bomb going off': why Brazil's largest reserve is facing destruction

theguardian.com - Deep in the Yanomami indigenous reserve on the northern reaches of the Brazilian Amazon, the ruins of an illegal goldminers’ camp emerge after an hour in a small plane and two in a boat. No roads rea…

Video: Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown

washingtonpost.com - In this image made from video, protesters carry an injured woman to the sidewalk’s edge near Azadi Square, in Tehran, Iran. Iranian demonstrators defied a heavy police presence Sunday night to protes…

'Cowardice': Olympics Committee Slammed for New Guidelines Barring Athletes From Kneeling, Raising Fists | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - By Andrea Germanos, staff writer at Common Dreams. Originally published at Common Dreams The International Olympic Committee drew sharp criticism from rights advocates Thursday after the organization…

Under US pressure, social media companies censor critical content and suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, and Syrian accounts

thegrayzone.com - The Donald Trump administration is ramping up its information war against Venezuela, Iran, and Syria. And it has enlisted social media platforms as weapons in its assault on these top regime-change t…

Portuguese rider Paulo Goncalves killed after Dakar crash

sports.yahoo.com - Paulo Goncalves suffered a fatal crash in the Dakar Rally's seventh stage (AFP Photo/Juan MABROMATA) Wadi ad-Dawasir (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Goncalves has died after a…

‘The Outsider’ Is HBO’s Latest Addictive Murder Mystery

thedailybeast.com - The phenomenal hook of Stephen King’s 2018 novel The Outsider is that it presents a case that is, in a very literal sense, impossible. In small-town USA, an 11-year-old boy is found brutally raped an…

New Songbirds Discovered in Indonesia | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. Just about every days brings yet more grim news about t…


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Russian spies hacked Ukrainian gas company at heart of Trump impeachment trial, company says

washingtonpost.com - By Ellen Nakashima close Ellen Nakashima National security reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow January 13, 2020 at 11:40 PM EST Russian military spies have hacked a Ukrainian gas company that is…

‘I wouldn’t trust a thing they share’: Intelligence Dem blasts Russia’s latest hacking scheme to finish what Trump started

rawstory.com - On Monday’s edition of CNN’s “OutFront,” Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA) condemned the Russian government’s apparent attempt to hack the dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden that President Donald Trump att…

Iran detains people over downing of Ukraine plane

bbc.com - Several people have been detained in Iran over the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane with a missile, the country's judiciary says. Spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said investiga…

How Trump’s Iran War Bluster Paved the Way for the Ukrainian Airliner Shoot-Down

vanityfair.com - What began Wednesday morning as a wild internet rumor had by lunchtime Thursday become close to a settled—though still scarcely imaginable—fact: that Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752, a Bo…

U.S. Officials: More Than 20 Saudi Students To Be Expelled In Wake Of Fla. Shooting

npr.org - An Air Force team moves a transfer case containing the remains of one of the young sailors killed after a Saudi military student opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola last month. Officials are e…

‘Four embassies’: The anatomy of Trump’s unfounded claim about Iran

washingtonpost.com - By Philip Rucker, close Philip Rucker White House Bureau Chief Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow John Hudson, close John Hudson National security reporter focusing on the State Department and diplomacy…

Trump sent aides out to lie about the Suleimani killing and now it has blown up in his face: Morning Joe

rawstory.com - According to the panel on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” any political benefit Donald Trump might have derived in killing Iranian military leader Qassem Suleimani with a drone attack was frittered away when &h

Trump Takes Credit For Obamacare, Says Democrats Want to Repeal It

nymag.com - Since he began running for president, Donald Trump has been lying about health care in general, and protections for patients with preexisting conditions in particular. Trump’s long-standing lie is th…

Toward a Working-Class Anti-War Movement

newrepublic.com - In this depressing landscape, there may very well be the seeds of an anti-war effort capable of thwarting new interventions in the Middle East—which is to say, accomplishing what we couldn’t in 2003.…

Six Children Died in Border Patrol Care. Democrats in Congress Want to Know Why. — ProPublica

propublica.org - Trump’s Immigration Policy at the Border ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. After a ProPublica …

Disgraced Trump-loving congressmen should get nearly 5 years in jail for insider trading: prosecutors

rawstory.com - Prosecutors are recommending that disgraced former Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) get 57 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to insider trading charges. Axios reports that prosecutors in the case are r…

Secrets of '1,000-year-old trees' unlocked

bbc.com - Scientists have discovered the secret of how the ginkgo tree can live for more than 1,000 years. A study found the tree makes protective chemicals that fend off diseases and drought. And, unlike many…

What lies beneath the Antarctic ice sheet?

mnn.com - The Antarctic ice sheet that for centuries hid a massive canyon has slowly been releasing even more secrets about what lies beneath all that ice. For the past few years, researchers have been studyin…

Why Climate Denial Survives While Australia Burns

newrepublic.com - Within these circles, the official narrative seems to be: What summer isn’t complete in Australia without the scent of bushfire in the background—like a candle lit for an extra atmospheric touch? Eve…

Hotter temperatures could kill 2,000 more a year in US: study

news.yahoo.com - Paris (AFP) - A rise in temperature of just two degrees Celsius could lead to an additional 2,100 deaths from injuries every year in the United States, researchers said Monday, highlighting another d…

Suicides and drownings: New study lays out the surprising ways a hotter climate will kill Americans

rawstory.com - From wildfires in Australia and California to hurricanes and flooding in Florida, a variety of extreme events will become more severe and more common as climate change accelerates. And according to a…

Oceans are warming at the same rate as if five Hiroshima bombs were dropped in every second

cnn.com - The study shows that while the oceans warmed steadily between 1955 and 1986, warming has accelerated rapidly in the last few decades. Between 1987-2019, ocean warming was 450% greater than during the…

Australia bushfires are harbinger of planet’s future, say scientists

theguardian.com - The bushfires ravaging Australia are a clear sign of what is to come around the world if temperatures are allowed to rise to dangerous levels, according to scientists. “This is what you can expect to…

Jeff Bezos Donates Three Minutes’ Income to Help Australia Fight Wildfires

mintpressnews.com - Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the newly crowned richest person in the world, announced Sunday on his Instagram page that his company was donating one million Australian Dollars (around 690,00…

Ross Garnaut's climate change prediction is coming true and experts warn it's going to cost the nation billions

abc.net.au - Twelve years ago, economist Ross Garnaut made a prophecy that has devastatingly come true. In the 2008 Garnaut Climate Change Review, which examined the scientific evidence around the impacts of clim…

At least six dead after huge sinkhole in China swallows bus and pedestrians

theguardian.com - An enormous sinkhole has swallowed a bus and pedestrians in China, killing six people and leaving 10 missing. Footage on state media showed people at a bus stop running from the collapsing road, as t…

Inside Mike Bloomberg’s Plan to Drive Trump Insane

vanityfair.com - Earlier this month, the New York Times reported that Mike Bloomberg had dropped more than $10 million on a prime time Super Bowl ad with the sole purpose of fucking with Donald Trump. “The biggest po…

Four reasons why millennials don’t have any money

intrepidreport.com - The same forces that are driving massive inequality between the top 1 percent and the rest of us are creating a vast generational wealth gap between baby boomers—my generation—and millennials. Millen…

Water-related crime doubles as drought hits many Indian states

newindianexpress.com - NEW DELHI: The increasing water crisis in the country and the resulting disputes arising out of it are reflected in the latest National Crime Records Bureau report released two days back, with cases …

Congresswoman Cardi B? Rapper mulls political career

news.yahoo.com - New York (AFP) - Rap superstar Cardi B is floating the notion of a political career, saying she could "shake the table" as a member of US Congress. "I think I want to be a politician. I really love g…


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Ukraine prosecutor offered information related to Biden in exchange for ambassador’s ouster, newly released materials show

washingtonpost.com - Rudolph W. Giuliani, right, arrives with Lev Parnas, third from right, for the state funeral of former president George H.W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral on Dec. 5, 2018. (Susan Walsh/AP…

Donald Trump goes completely berserk after Lev Parnas reveals plot to hire goons to target Marie Yovanovitch

palmerreport.com - Yesterday Lev Parnas turned over a treasure trove of Ukraine scandal evidence to the House. This evening the House released the first batch of that evidence, including WhatsApp text messages which re…

Here is the Republican operative that is the new poster boy for why Trump was impeached

rawstory.com - The House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday transmitted a huge cache of evidence from Lev Parnas to the House Judiciary Committee. Parnas, an indicted associate of Donald Trump defense attorney Rudy …

More than 130 dead as severe weather hits Pakistan, Afghanistan

au.news.yahoo.com - Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has killed more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as authorities struggled to reach people stranded…

State Department security officials weren't notified of 'imminent' threats to US embassies

cnn.com - But State Department officials remain in the dark about the specific nature of that threat, the sources said. These officials also say the State Department did not produce the analysis that US embass…

McConnell unlikely to pursue dismissal vote on impeachment articles

nbcnews.com - WASHINGTON — While President Donald Trump has tweeted that he would like to see the Senate dismiss the impeachment articles against him ahead of a trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is unl…

‘Organized-crime-type stuff’: Republican Trump foe George Conway on shocking new Lev Parnas documents

rawstory.com - Republican Washington lawyer George Conway blasted President Donald Trump for his involvement revealed by a series of documents released by Rudy Giuliani’s associate Lev Parnas. Tuesday, however, the…

At the Iowa Debate, Bernie Sanders’s Most Vociferous Opponent Was CNN

theintercept.com - In another moment, moderators interrupted Sanders as he sought to link his opposition to Trump’s newly negotiated U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement — setting himself apart from the rest of the field, part…

How an Israeli Spy-Linked Tech Firm Gained Access to the US Gov't's Most Classified Networks

mintpressnews.com - If the networks of the U.S. military, the U.S. intelligence community and a slew of other U.S. federal agencies were running the software of a company with deep ties, not only to foreign companies wi…

Pelosi: What Kind of Sick S--t Do the Russians Have on McConnell?

vanityfair.com - On Tuesday, nearly a month after the House of Representatives officially voted to impeach Donald Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House would vote Wednesday to send its impeachment char…

Biden, Buttigieg, and corporate media are eager for Sanders and Warren ‘trash talk’ narrative to take hold

intrepidreport.com - Corporate Democrats got a jolt at the end of last week when the highly regarded Iowa Poll showed Bernie Sanders surging into first place among Iowans likely to vote in the state’s Feb. 3 caucuses. Th…

Trump Turns to McCarthyite Attacks as His Suleimani Story Crumbles

newyorker.com - After insisting for almost two weeks that he ordered the assassination of the Iranian general Qassem Suleimani to thwart an imminent Iranian-inspired operation, or operations, that could have killed …

Wisconsin appeals court puts voter rolls purge on hold

apnews.com - MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday put on hold an order to immediately remove up to 209,000 names from the state’s voter registration rolls, handing Democrats who had fought th…

“A Serial Liar”: How Sarah Palin Ushered in the “Post-Truth” Political Era in Which Trump Has Thrived

pbs.org - The rise of online misinformation, shared on social media and designed to stoke fear and inflame divisions, gained major national attention in connection with the 2016 presidential election. Continue…

Singapore’s fake news law is facing its first real challenge in court

qz.com - A controversial new law meant to combat “fake news” online but widely criticized for granting the Singaporean government sweeping powers to choke dissent is coming up for a legal challenge tomorrow (…

Thousands face uncertainty as Philippine volcano spews lava

rfi.fr - Taal volcano in the Philippines could spew lava and ash for weeks, authorities warned Tuesday, leaving thousands in limbo after they fled their homes fearing a massive eruption. The crater of the vol…

Australia Faces Extinction but its Leaders Still Don’t Want to Know

thedailybeast.com - “The whole town is on fire! Head for the beaches!” But wait… aren’t those fireworks over Sydney Harbour Bridge? Such are the mixed signals as Australia proves, once more, that living at the front lin…

Terrifying Video Shows the Moment a Sinkhole Swallowed a Bus Full of People

vice.com - Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A giant sinkhole swallowed the front half of a bus in China on Monday, killing at least six people. The public bus was making a stop b…

Of Two Minds - Instability Rising: Why 2020 Will Be Different

oftwominds.com - In 2020, increasing monetary and fiscal stimulus will be the equivalent of spraying gasoline on a fire to extinguish it. Economically, the 11 years since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09 have b…

China conducting 'intense' global attack on rights: HRW

news.yahoo.com - China is using its economic and diplomatic might to carry out the "most intense attack" ever on the global system for protecting human rights, a leading campaign group said Tuesday, sparking a furiou…

Debt will kill the global economy. But it seems no one cares | Phillip Inman

theguardian.com - The warning signs are clear. Debt is rising on every continent and especially in the business sector, which has spent the past decade ramping up its borrowing to previously unheard-of levels. Last Oc…

Mega Droughts Engulf Countries

pressenza.com - Throughout the world, mega droughts are hitting hard with a ferocity not seen in decades and in some cases not seen in centuries. It’s not merely coincidental that as global warming accelerates droug…

Town out of water after company allowed to extract water from area

dailymail.co.uk - A drought-ravaged town has run out of water just weeks after a Chinese company was given the go-ahead to run a commercial water extraction facility in the region. Stanthorpe in Queensland's Southern …

Deaths From Drugs and Suicide Reach a Record in the U.S.

nytimes.com - On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a prescription treatment intended to help the 16 million adult Americans living with depression. Experts in treating depression said they were en…

The data show that how we connect with romantic partners changes as we age

qz.com - If you’re in your 20s or 30s and feel insecure in your relationship, you’re not alone. The good news: it’s likely that things will get better, according to data gathered about people’s attachment sty…

Michael Flynn moves to withdraw guilty plea, claiming government ‘vindictiveness’

washingtonpost.com - Former national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves the federal courthouse in Washington with his lawyer Sidney Powell, left, in June. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) By Spencer S. Hsu close Spencer S. Hs…


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Trump’s Goons Were Up to Something Very Shady in Ukraine

nymag.com - Last night, the House Intelligence Committee released several documents provided by Lev Parnas, one of the crooks President Trump recruited to help run his Ukraine extortion scheme. Two of the docume…

Here are 7 explosive claims from Lev Parnas’ interview with Rachel Maddow blowing up the Ukraine scandal

rawstory.com - In his first media appearance, Lev Parnas — an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani who was a key player in President Donald Trump’s impeachment — gave an explosive interview this week, aired Wednesda…

Yovanovitch calls for investigation into 'disturbing' surveillance as ex-diplomats outraged over her treatment

cnn.com - Three retired ambassadors who know Yovanovitch expressed shock and horror Tuesday at the idea that the longtime diplomat was being surveilled by an American. "It's horrifying, it's just unbelievable,…

Parnas used access to Trump’s world to help push shadow Ukraine effort, new documents show

washingtonpost.com - Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani, exits a court hearing in New York on Dec. 17. (Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters) By Colby Itkowitz, close Colby Itkowitz Congress, campaigns, health policy, P…

Fox News Cannot Cope With Parnas Bombshell

crooksandliars.com - Their so-called president is so guilty, that actual evidence against him is being discovered on a regular basis. The latest, Lev Parnas's bombshell texts and notes, led Fox News to either poo-poo it …

Ex-CIA official under Trump reveals the president’s disturbing use of intelligence — and doubts the reason for killing Suleimani

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rawstory.com - In a new post for the blog Just Security from the New York University Law School on Wednesday, a former CIA counterterrorist manager revealed details of his work under President Donald Trump and why …

Trump wanted to repeal an anti-corruption law so US businesses could bribe foreigners

vox.com - Shortly after taking office, President Donald Trump grumbled to his secretary of state about a decades-old US law that bars American companies from bribing foreign officials and pledged to repeal it …

Warren accused Sanders of calling her ‘a liar on national TV’ in their tense confrontation after Tuesday’s debate

washingtonpost.com - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) as billionaire activist Tom Steyer listens after the seventh Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines on Jan. 14. (Shannon …

Virginia Declares State of Emergency After Armed Militias Threaten to Storm the Capitol

vice.com - In response to what he described as “credible intelligence” of threats of violence at an upcoming gun rights rally in Richmond, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency and will …

Nancy Pelosi's unprecedented gamble to hold her fire with Trump's impeachment is paying off in spades

businessinsider.com - As soon as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided last month to withhold the transmission of articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, critics asked whether it would be worth the risk. The …

Mike Pence praises Trump with Chinese proverb explaining why bad people are able to prosper

rawstory.com - Vice President Mike Pence quoted a Chinese proverb on Wednesday that may represent a subtle dig at his boss. During a White House press conference, Pence quoted a Chinese proverb to President Donald …

fair.org - The biggest loser from last night’s Democratic debate (1/14/20) was CNN’s journalistic credibility. CNN debates have been marked by a tendency to pit one candidate against another, American Gladiator…

Tucker Carlson Goes Full Bernie Bro in Attack on CNN

thedailybeast.com - For most of the day on Wednesday, #CNNisTrash was among the top trending topics on Twitter thanks to Bernie Sanders supporters unhappy with the way their candidate was treated at the previous night’s…

When Will Australia’s Prime Minister Accept the Reality of the Climate Crisis?

newyorker.com - When Prime Minister Scott Morrison took Australia’s top office, in August, 2018, the leadership of his predecessor, Malcolm Turnbull, had been in question for months, if not years, by his coalition o…

Climate change is making Australia’s weird weather even weirder

vox.com - The gargantuan bushfires across Australia continue to rage. They’ve burned at least 17.9 million acres, destroyed more than 3,000 homes, and killed at least 28 people since September. The choking smo…

Climate change fueled the Australia fires. Now those fires are fueling climate change.

grist.org - Australia is in the midst of a devastating wildfire season that is being exacerbated by climate change. But the fires, which have been burning for months and could rage on for months to come, are als…

Australia's Terrifying 'Fire Clouds' Are Here to Stay

vice.com - Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. As Australia’s massive bushfires have raged, some fires have grown so large and so fierce that they’ve started to create their own wea…

What the five hottest years on Earth look like - in pictures

theguardian.com - The past five years – and the past decade – are the hottest in 150 years, the latest research has shown. It is bringing increasingly severe storms, floods, drought and wildfires, with one scientist s…

How Giuliani’s outreach to Ukrainian gas tycoon wanted in U.S. shows lengths he took in his hunt for material to bolster Trump

washingtonpost.com - Rudolph W. Giuliani meets with, from left, Igor Fruman, business executive Dmitry Torner and Lev Parnas at a Paris cigar bar in May. (Courtesy of Joseph A. Bondy) By Rosalind S. Helderman, close Rosa…

How do countries fight falling birth rates?

bbc.com - Russia has promised greater support for parents as the country continues to struggle with a low birth rate. "We have to help young people, those who want a family life and are dreaming about children…

A police department collected 65,000 face scans — but the system hasn't been connected to a single arrest, Business Insider - Business Insider Singapore

businessinsider.sg - Police in San Diego have been using facial recognition for seven years, and over 65,000 face scans have been collected by law enforcement in San Diego county in the past three years alone. But San Di…

WSJ News Exclusive | U.S. Warns Iraq It Risks Losing Access to Key Bank Account if Troops Told to Leave

wsj.com - The Trump administration warned Iraq this week that it risks losing access to a critical government bank account if Baghdad kicks out American forces following the U.S. airstrike that killed a top Ir…

Epstein trafficked and abused dozens of young girls on his private island in the Caribbean in a 'trafficking pyramid scheme,' a new lawsuit says

businessinsider.com - A new lawsuit filed against Jeffrey Epstein's estate alleged that the sex offender lured girls and young women to his private Virgin Islands hideaway, where he and his associates coerced and forced t…

A North Korean outpost in Seoul: The Pyongyang Bar

channelnewsasia.com - SEOUL: Tucked away in the dazzling neon of Seoul's Hongdae nightlife district, a small building bears an image of a North Korean-looking construction worker pointing to the slogan: "Look! It's the Py…

Your worst office romance was never this bad

qz.com - JK fell in love the old-fashioned way—she met someone in real life. The relationship would fall apart spectacularly, though, in the digital realm. When the 24-year-old accepted a position selling ins…


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