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Trump would face obstruction charges if he wasn't president, prosecutors say

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url]- Hundreds of former federal prosecutors – and counting – signed an open letter published on Monday expressing their belief that Donald Trump would have faced “multiple felony charges of obstruction of…


Trump administration accuses Chinese officials of ‘reneging’ on commitments in trade talks

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By David J. Lynch and David J. Lynch Financial writer covering trade and globalization Email Bio Follow Robert Costa Robert Costa National political reporter covering the White House, Congress and ca…


Treasury denies 'unprecedented' request for Trump's tax returns

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The Treasury department has denied a request by Congress for copies of Donald Trump’s tax returns, saying that Congress had overstepped its bounds in requesting them. The flat denial, which analysts …


US Gloats Own Actions to Economically Ruin Venezuela

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - The United States (U.S) government’s involvement in the destabilization attempts against Venezuela can no longer be denied or ignored after a document has resurfaced regarding its central role in the…


Pompeo Claims US Aggression Against Venezuela Would be Lawful - Global Research

[url=http://www.globalresearch.ca]www.globalresearch.ca[/url] - According to Pompeo, US presidents have constitutional authority under Article II to preemptively attack other nations. The article states the following: “The President shall be commander in chief of…


After Pompeo Meeting, Russia's Lavrov Says US Military Action in Venezuela Would Be 'Catastrophic'

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks with his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo in Finland Monday after which he warned that U.S. military intervention in Venezuela would be catastrophic and …


Defiant Turkey Vows to Not Bow to US Sanctions Over S-400 Deal

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - Turkey will never bow to U.S. sanctions over its agreement to purchase Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Sunday regarding a deal that has straine…


1,000 Israeli Soldiers To Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops, Police on Border Protection

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - A multilateral military treaty between Honduras, Israel, and the United States will see the deployment of 1000 Israeli soldiers at Honduras. They will train the Armed Forces of Honduras (FFAA) and Na…


Of Two Minds - What Would It Take to Spark a Rural/Small-Town Revival?

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - There are many historical models in which the spending/investing of wealthy families drives the expansion of local economies. The increase in farm debt while farm income declines is putting unbearabl…


South Africa Readies for Elections, Ruling ANC Expects Win

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - South Africans are ready to vote on May 8 in its sixth general election since the end of the white apartheid rule in 1994. Facing a different political landscape, as almost 50 parties will compete fo…


How Much of the Internet Is Fake?

nymag.com - In late November, the Justice Department unsealed indictments against eight people accused of fleecing advertisers of $36 million in two of the largest digital ad-fraud operations ever uncovered. Dig…


The Coming Generation War

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - The Democrats have responded by moving left. In 2013, President Barack Obama signed a bill to cut the budget deficit by slashing hundreds of billions of dollars in spending. But already in 2019, a ma…


Extinction Rebellion Has Changed The Conversation, Time For Activists To Recognize That

popularresistance.org - Climate activists have always made mistakes, and Extinction Rebellion has too. But passing judgement on their imperfections, isn’t activism. There’s a new favourite topic of conversation in the UK co…


The relentless factories of hatred, fear and lies: on the ultraconservative and reactionary waves

[url=http://www.opendemocracy.net]www.opendemocracy.net[/url] - In fact, the conservative and reactionary wave now sweeping across the world is the complete opposite of the philosophy that presided over the making of the Universal Declaration and poses a serious …


Nuclear War vs. Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Will Prevail

[url=http://www.strategic-culture.org]www.strategic-culture.org[/url] - The global trend in international relations is often difficult to discern. But one can be helped in this task by looking at two events, organized in Washington and Beijing, comparing the different th…


Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest

voxpopulisphere.com - We need to value nature’s biodiversity, clean water, and seeds. For this, nature is the best teacher. My ecological journey started in the forests of the Himalaya. My father was a forest conservator,…


Can 3-D Printing Produce Lung and Liver Tissue for Transplants?

[url=http://www.scientificamerican.com]www.scientificamerican.com[/url] - Every day an average of 18 people die waiting for an organ transplant in the United States. Donated organs are tough to come by, which is why many scientists have spent the last two decades trying to…


Revealed: The U.S. Military’s 36 Code-Named Operations In Africa

popularresistance.org - Between 2013 and 2017, U.S. special operations forces saw combat in at least 13 African countries. “Many of these operations are taking place in countries that the U.S. government does not recognize …


Teenage Pricks | Alex Pareene

thebaffler.com - A bit of symbolic generational warfare has always suffused American politics, with various cliques of self-appointed “adults in the room” dismissing challengers to the status quo as immature, idealis…


Everyone hates passwords. Good news: They’re about to die

[url=http://www.fastcompany.com]www.fastcompany.com[/url] - If I walked up to you and said you never had to enter a password for any login ever again, you might throw your arms around me and act like it was V-J Day in 1945 in Times Square. Passwords are the g…


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Doomstead Diner Daily May 8
« Reply #886 on: May 08, 2019, 03:06:02 AM »

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Decade in the Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1 Billion in Business Losses

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Newly obtained tax information reveals that from 1985 to 1994, Donald J. Trump’s businesses were in far bleaker condition than was previously known. By RUSS BUETTNER and SUSANNE CRAIG By the time his…


White House invokes executive privilege to bar former counsel from turning over documents to Congress

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Rachael Bade Rachael Bade Congressional reporter Email Bio Follow May 7 at 11:50 AM The White House on Tuesday invoked executive privilege to bar former White House counsel Donald McGahn from comp…


A day after blocking House demand for Trump’s tax returns, Mnuchin addressed gathering of his top fundraisers

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Michelle Ye Hee Lee , Michelle Ye Hee Lee National political enterprise and accountability reporter covering money and influence in politics Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey and Josh Dawsey Reporter c…


Failed ‘Coup’ a Fake Corporate News Story Designed to Trick Venezuelan Soldiers—and US Public

fair.org - After days of breathless reporting in the US media about public and military support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro collapsing, and about an April 30 coup by presidential poseur Juan Guaidó,…


Trump Pardons Ex-Soldier Convicted of Killing Unarmed Iraqi Man

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - United States President Donald Trump granted a full pardon Monday to a former army lieutenant who was convicted of killing an unarmed Iraqi man. Ilhan Omar Calls US Iraq Invasion 'Illegal' on 16th An…


Denver: One student killed and seven injured in shooting at school

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - One 18-year-old student was killed and seven teenagers were injured when two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent community in Denver, Colorado. Douglas county sheriff …


Trump Wants to Make It Legal for Debt Collectors to Text You “Where’s the Money, A$$hole?”

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - Out of all the agencies the Trump administration has attempted to destroy from the inside, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau stands out from the pack. Under the tutelage of Mick Mulvaney, the …


US Sanctions Violate Human Rights, International Law: UN Expert

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - The United Nations (U.N.) Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of sanctions, Idriss Jazairy, expressed deep concern on Monday at the recent measures against Cuba, Venezuela, and Iran by the Unit…


Pompeo Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq Amid Turmoil With Iran

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Baghdad Tuesday in order to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, the Reuters News Agency reported. This unannounced meeting ca…


As the republic teeters, will the news media get serious?

[url=http://www.cjr.org]www.cjr.org[/url] - No sooner had newsrooms shaken their election night astonishment and called the 2016 election for Donald Trump than a journalistic consensus crystallized on where campaign coverage had gone wrong: a …


Trade war threatens to roil 2020 race as Republicans complain about the tariffs Trump loves

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Toluse Olorunnipa and Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email Bio Follow Seung Min Kim Seung Min Kim White House reporter Email Bio Follow May 7 at 7:50 PM President Trump’s aggressive trade …


Donald Trump May Be One of the Biggest Losers in America

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - President Donald Trump's ever-elusive tax returns got slightly demystified Tuesday, as the New York Times released a report detailing one decade of Trump's finances from his days as a real estate tyc…


An Internal Memo Raises New Questions About Self-Dealing at the N.R.A.

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - In July of 2018, as the National Rifle Association was in the throes of a financial crisis, a half-dozen of the organization’s accountants produced a document detailing what they believed to be the m…


Humanity Is About to Kill 1 Million Species in an Epic Murder-Suicide

nymag.com - Human beings are more prosperous and numerous than we’ve ever been, while the Earth’s other species are dying off faster than at any time in human history. These two conditions are related. But if th…


CBS Censors “The Good Fight” for a Musical Short About China

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - Last Thursday, fans of “The Good Fight”—the darkly funny Trump-era spinoff of “The Good Wife,” created by the married showrunners Robert and Michelle King, which is currently airing, barely, on the l…


Writing in an Age of Propaganda

writingcooperative.com - I recently wrote a piece about the NFL’s controversial new rules, which essentially ban its players from engaging in the form of protest Colin Kaepernick used to raise awareness about racialized poli…


How Humans Derailed the Earth's Climate in Only 160 Short Years

[url=http://www.inverse.com]www.inverse.com[/url] - Climate change might be the most urgent issue of our day, both politically and in terms of life on Earth. There is mounting awareness that the global climate is a matter for public action. For 11,500…


Student Loan Forgiveness Program Offers False Hope, Rejects 99% of Applications | naked capitalism

[url=http://www.nakedcapitalism.com]www.nakedcapitalism.com[/url] - The infamous HAMP program, which the Administration revised so many times on the fly as to give incompetent and mendacious mortgage servicers air cover for failing to modify mortgages, at least had a…


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Doomstead Diner Daily May 9
« Reply #887 on: May 09, 2019, 04:19:17 AM »


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‘Climate Change Is the Real Job Killer’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed Joe Uehlein about the Green New Deal for the May 3, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: Republican Rep. Sean Duffy likely tho…

Donald Trump Jr. subpoenaed by Senate panel for further testimony on campaign’s Russia contacts

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[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Ashley Parker , Ashley Parker White House reporter Email Bio Follow Karoun Demirjian and Karoun Demirjian Congressional reporter focusing on national security Email Bio Follow Shane Harris Shane H…

Police Arrest 2nd Top Venezuelan Opposition Lawmaker for Attempted Coup

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - The Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin) arrested opposition lawmaker Edgar Zambrano Wednesday for his participation in the attempted coup on April 30. Venezuelan Top Court Orders Prosecu…

Trump asserts executive privilege over Mueller report; House panel holds Barr in contempt

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Rachael Bade , Rachael Bade Congressional reporter Email Bio Follow Carol D. Leonnig and Carol D. Leonnig National investigative reporter focused on the White House and government accountability E…

Uber drivers strike and the future of labor: 4 essential reads

theconversation.com - Uber drivers across the globe logged out of their company’s app for several hours on May 8 to protest its compensation policies. Strikes occurred in at least eight U.S. cities including New York and …

The Guardian view on extinction: time to rebel | Editorial

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - We humans pride ourselves on our ability to look beyond immediate concerns and think on a grander scale. While other creatures preen for mates, hunt prey or build homes, only humans ponder the nature…

Delusional 'Deal of The Century' Leaked: Palestinians Lay Down Arms, US Intervention in Gaza

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - A leaked draft of United States President Donald Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan was published by Hebrew-language news media Israel Hayom Tuesday which revealed how delusional the “deal of the century…

'A National Embarrassment': Caravan Flees US Insulin Prices, Buys in Canada

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - A group of United States citizens banded together to cross the border into Canada Saturday in what has been dubbed the #CaravanToCanada to find reprieve from extremely high insulin prices in the U.S,…

The Biggest Loser | DCReport.org

[url=http://www.dcreport.org]www.dcreport.org[/url] - Now that Donald Trump has been exposed as perhaps the biggest loser in American business history, here are two reasonable questions to ask: Does this shed any light on his fight to keep Congress from…

El Niño Climate Phenomenon Is Now Stronger and Stranger: Study

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - A team of scientists has extracted a 400-year record of El Niño events using coral reef drilled from the Pacific Ocean, revealing that climate patterns are rapidly becoming stronger and unusual. RELA…

Trump's Vendetta Against Puerto Rico Hampers Disaster Relief, Says US Congressman

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - Democratic lawmakers from the United States claimed Wednesday that President Donald Trump holds a “personal vendetta against Puerto Rico” which has left disaster relief for the territory in limbo, as…

Bolivia Vaccinates 80,000 People in One Week

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - Bolivia’s government provided more than 80,000 Bolivians in the department of Cochabamba, with free vaccinations, inoculating against more than 15 diseases. Bolivia Inaugurates Free Universal Health …

Matt Shea: the Republican who stokes fears of civil war and fuels conspiracy theories

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - In podcasts recorded over the last several years, Washington state Republican representative Matt Shea has amplified far-right conspiracy theories, stoked fears of civil warand speculated about the b…

What is Uber? Forget the sharing economy – it's just a libertarian scam

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Serf, noun: a laborer bound under the feudal system to work on his lord’s estate. Uber is a lot. Last year 5.2 billion people took a ride in an Uber – roughly one trip for every person in the China, …

Big Tech is deleting evidence needed to prosecute war crimes, and governments want them to do more of it

boingboing.net - War crimes are among the most grisly and difficult-to-prosecute crimes; and yet, ironically, the criminals have made it easier for prosecutors, by uploading videos celebrating their atrocities to Big…

The Rarely Used Congressional Power That Could Force William Barr’s Hand

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Raskin: Well, it’s definitely been suggested by a number of people that the president has succeeded in packing the courts, including the Supreme Court, to the point that they essentially are part of …

Are the Martyrs Coming Back? St. Julian Assange and the Fall of the Global Empire

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - If all goes well, he (Julian Assange) will be released and reestablish himself as a media personality of great stature. And if everything goes badly and the Americans do get their hands on him and to…

Arctic soils may produce huge methane leak | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - Arctic soils tell an ominous story. Change in the high latitudes could be swifter and more devastating than anyone had imagined. LONDON, 9 May, 2019 − The permafrost may be about to spring an unwelco…

The Last Gasps Of US Empire

popularresistance.org - Above: The U.S. contingent of the 14th May Day Brigade. Note: The following is the statement by the U.S. contingent of the 14 th May Day Brigade at the International Meeting of Solidarity at the Conv…

Top 10 end-of-the-world novels

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Having written a number of popular science books, I decided three years ago to try my hand at fiction. How hard could it be, I reasoned arrogantly. Well, harder than I thought. But I enjoyed writing …

Leaked: USA’s Feb 2018 Plan For Coup In Venezuela

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: Socialist Appeal/Flickr May 03, 2019 “Information Clearing House” – A detailed plan from “UNITED STATES SOUTHERN COMMAND” dated “23 FEBRUARY 2018” was issued with the title “PLAN TO OVER…



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Doomstead Diner Daily May 10
« Reply #888 on: May 10, 2019, 03:53:14 AM »

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Trump doubles tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports, escalating U.S.-China trade war

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By David J. Lynch and David J. Lynch Financial writer covering trade and globalization Email Bio Follow Damian Paletta Damian Paletta Reporter covering economic policy Email Bio Follow May 10 at 12:0…


Decision to subpoena Donald Trump Jr. sets off a Republican firefight

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Seung Min Kim and Seung Min Kim White House reporter Email Bio Follow Karoun Demirjian Karoun Demirjian Congressional reporter focusing on national security Email Bio Follow May 9 at 9:56 PM The S…


Is This the Official Trump Constitutional Crisis?

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - Washington has been bracing for a full-blown constitutional crisis since the first day of the Trump Presidency, and during the last two and a half years each new boundary-pushing move by the boundary…


‘Really genuinely scary’: Torrential rain in Houston strands cars and leaves thousands without power

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Two vehicles remain stuck in flooded Adams Street following an overnight storm Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Porter, Texas. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP) By Timothy Bella Timothy Bella…


Trump’s Big-Stick Diplomacy Is Having a Very Bad Week

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - The news that Kim Jong Un launched two “short-range missiles” on Thursday, the latest weapons test for North Korea after a period of diplomatic quiescence, is surely disappointing for Donald Trump, w…


Brazilian Court Orders ex-President Michel Temer Back to Prison

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - A Brazilian court on Wednesday ordered that former President Michel Temer be jailed again over an ongoing investigation into allegations of corruption. RELATED: Brazil's Temer Closed 130 Community Ra…


WFP: Canada Pledges US$2 Million For Palestine

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - Palestinians in the Occupied Gaza and West Bank are set to benefit from a US$2.4-million pledge from the Canadian government to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ma’an News reported Thur…


Bolivia Showcases New Approach to Drugs After Expelling DEA

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - The Organization of American States (OAS) have announced they will be visiting Bolivia to learn about the country’s anti-drug strategy. This follows the country’s rejection of the US ‘War On Drugs’. …


‘Bernie Speaks’—and Politico Hears Deviations From Cold War Orthodoxy

fair.org - Politico magazine (5/3/19) was apparently “startled” by what they found in Bernie Sanders’ 1980s TV show, Bernie Speaks. Politico magazine (5/3/19) took a deep dig into Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “bizarre,…


Revolving Door: Trump’s Pick for Defense Secretary Shows Deep Ties With Boeing

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - A virtual unknown figure to United States’ politics almost two and a half years ago, U.S. President Donald Trump’s pick for Defense Secretary, Patrick Shanahan, is a questioned choice for running the…


Viktor Orbán’s War on Intellect

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - On a relentlessly gray Budapest morning, Michael Ignatieff took me to the rooftop of Central European University’s main building. The newly erected edifice is all glass, sharp angles, exposed steel, …


Donald Trump and Swine Flu Have a Lot in Common

foreignpolicy.com - As trade tensions between the Trump administration and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s negotiating team escalate, with U.S. President Donald Trump threatening to impose drastic new tariffs starting on…


Are the Martyrs Coming Back? Julian Assange and the Fall of the Global Empire

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - If all goes well, he (Julian Assange) will be released and reestablish himself as a media personality of great stature. And if everything goes badly and the Americans do get their hands on him and to…


'Chernobyl' doesn't just dramatize the past—it draws grim parallels to the present

[url=http://www.dailydot.com]www.dailydot.com[/url] - A potent line in HBO’s excellent new docudrama Chernobyl comes when a character ruminates on the aftermath of the well-known nuclear disaster: “The real danger is that if we hear enough lies, then we…


Phytoplankton decline coincides with warming temperatures over the last 150 years

phys.org - Virtually all marine life depends on the productivity of phytoplankton—microscopic organisms that work tirelessly at the ocean's surface to absorb the carbon dioxide that gets dissolved into the uppe…


Poor People's Driver Licenses Can be Suspended for Unpaid Fines

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - A divided federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that Michigan may suspend the driver's licenses of poor people with unpaid traffic fines, saying it did not violate their constitutional rights to d…


Genetic Medicine Is Poised to Create New Inequality. Here's How to Fix It.

undark.org - The databases used in genetics research consist overwhelmingly of genomes from people of European descent. Visual: University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability / Flickr A few year…


Physical intimacy is declining in a world distracted by smartphones

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - A study spanning nearly three decades has revealed a sharp and suspicious drop in sexual frequency since 2012. British couples are having less sex than ever, and smartphones may be to blame. A large …


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McGahn refused request by White House to say Trump did not obstruct justice after Mueller report’s release

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Carol D. Leonnig and Carol D. Leonnig National investigative reporter focused on the White House and government accountability Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White …


Rudy Giuliani Cancels His Trip to Ukraine, Blaming Democrats’ ‘Spin’

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - After The New York Times published a report about the trip on Thursday, Democrats assailed Mr. Giuliani, accusing him of activity evoking that at the center of the recently concluded special counsel’…


Venezuela: President Maduro Reveals General Behind Coup Recruited by CIA

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - General Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera, one of the masterminds behind the coup attempt of April 30, had been recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States for more than a…


Distorting ‘Democracy’ in Venezuela Coverage

fair.org - Writing of the failed US-sponsored coup attempt in Venezuela on April 30, Uri Friedman of The Atlantic (5/1/19) referred to the Venezuelan branch of the coup as Juan “Guaidó’s pro-democracy movement.…


Trump’s tariffs, once described as negotiating tools, may be here to stay

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By David J. Lynch and David J. Lynch Financial writer covering trade and globalization Email Bio Follow Heather Long Heather Long Economics correspondent Email Bio Follow May 10 at 7:42 PM The failur…


Trump takes over Fourth of July celebration, changing its location and inserting himself into the program

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Fireworks after a campaign rally by President Trump rally in Panama City Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) By Josh Dawsey , Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White Hous…


US indicts whistleblower who exposed Obama’s drone assassination program

[url=http://www.wsws.org]www.wsws.org[/url] - On Thursday, an indictment by the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia was unsealed against former intelligence officer Daniel Everett Hale, 31, who was charged with multiple counts of vi…


Putin and Trump’s Ominous Nostalgia for the Second World War

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - By the measure of the past decade, this year’s celebration of Victory Day in Moscow, on May 9th, was subdued. Vladimir Putin met with a group of surviving veterans of what Russians call the Great Pat…


Ten Years After a Landmark Study Blew the Whistle on Junk Science, the Fight Over Forensics Rages On

theintercept.com - In a fluorescent-lit ballroom atop Baltimore’s downtown convention center, Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler stepped off the stage and began to pace. He’d had 14 cups of coffee, he boomed, along with a Hershe…


Nigeria Plunges Into Darkness As Power Grid Fails Again

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - A major electricity grid failure in Nigeria has left the population of over 180 million people in the dark, with no expected resolution for another 72 hours. RELATED: Nigeria's Affordable Solar Energ…


Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Pick a Fight With the Loan Sharks

portside.org - Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are introducing legislationto put a 15 percent interest rate cap on all consumer loans. The legislation, called the Loan Shark Preve…


From New York’s fake heiress to Donald Trump, we’re living in the Age of the Scam

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Unless you are Bob Dylan in the 60s, or Bret Easton Ellis in the 90s, it is very hard to capture the zeitgeist when you are still living through it. But while I have yet to write my The Times They Ar…


US: Scientists Advance Research to Make Plastic 100% Recyclable

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - A new U.S. research is seeking to make plastic 100% recyclable by altering the chemical composition of the material from the point of the manufacturing process. RELATED: UN Announces Global Campaign,…


Was Shakespeare a Woman?

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - On a spring night in 2018, I stood on a Manhattan sidewalk with friends, reading Shakespeare aloud. We were in line to see an adaptation of Macbeth and had decided to pass the time refreshing our mem…


Genetic Medicine Is Poised to Create New Inequality. Here's How to Fix It.

undark.org - The databases used in genetics research consist overwhelmingly of genomes from people of European descent. Visual: University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability / Flickr A few year…


US Peace Deal is 'Surrender Document' Says Palestinian Official

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - The United States is crafting a surrender document, not a peace plan, Palestine's foreign minister told the United Nations Thursday. RELATED: Indonesia to Hold UN Meeting on Israeli Occupation in Pal…


Survivors of Mother Emanuel Church Massacre Ask Court to Let Them Sue the US Government for Its Role in Putting a Gun in Dylann Roof’s Hands

[url=http://www.theroot.com]www.theroot.com[/url] - Survivors and families of the nine people murdered at their South Carolina church when white supremacist Dylann Roof riddled them with bullets four years ago want the federal government to pay for th…


Another Study Found a Link Between Parkinson's Disease and the Appendix. What's Going On?

[url=http://www.livescience.com]www.livescience.com[/url] - Clumps of proteins found in the brains of people who have Parkinson's disease are also found somewhere else in the body — inside the appendixes of healthy people. This finding has led researchers to …


A thousand guns were found in an LA mansion. Then the mystery deepened

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - When police arrived at the mansion in a posh Los Angeles neighborhood, they were shocked by what was inside: more guns than some officers had ever seen in their lives. The presence of a thousand fire…



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A reporter declined to reveal his source. Then police showed up at his front door with guns.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - San Francisco at dusk. (iStock) By Eli Rosenberg Eli Rosenberg General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news Email Bio Follow May 11 at 6:45 PM Bryan Carmody, a freelance reporter i…


Sweden Reopens Rape Case Against Julian Assange

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Mr. Assange was arrested by the British police in 2011, and after a series of failed appeals while he was out on bail, he fled to the Ecuadorean Embassy to avoid extradition. Sweden dropped the initi…


Seeing Ben Shapiro flounder might be fun, but far-right celebrities are no joke | Nesrine Malik

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - There are broadly three ways to react to the shifting of the Overton window – the range of ideas tolerated in public discourse. The first and most common is to move along with it, accepting new param…


Trump’s go-it-alone approach on trade, immigration poses economic risks

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Damian Paletta , Damian Paletta Reporter covering economic policy Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey and Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow Toluse Olorunnipa Toluse Olorunnip…


Dow Chemical Donates $1 Million to Trump, Asks Administration to Ignore Pesticide Study

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - Chlorpyrifos, diazinon, and malathion are a group of pesticides that are a big money-maker for Dow Chemical, with the company selling approximately 5 million pounds of chlorpyrifos in the U.S. each y…


US-Led Economic War, Not Socialism, Is Tearing Venezuela Apart

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - A pro-government supporter wears a T-Shirt with image of Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez, as he waits for results during congressional elections in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. WA…


US Press Reaches All-Time Low on Venezuela Coverage

[url=http://www.counterpunch.org]www.counterpunch.org[/url] - As famed Latin American author Eduardo Galeano once wrote, “every time the US ‘saves’ a country, it converts it into either an insane asylum or a cemetery.” Of course, as we look over the wreckage le…


Of Two Minds - Is China's Belt & Road a Decade Too Late?

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - The world appears to be tiring of globalization and hegemons, and that trend may doom the Belt & Road to irrelevancy. The conventional narrative holds that China's Belt & Road Initiative is cementing…


Bolton Is Spinning Israeli ‘Intelligence’ to Push for War Against Iran

portside.org - John Bolton has gotten away with a dangerous deception. The national security adviser’s announcement Sunday that the Pentagon has deployed air and naval forces to the Middle East, which he combined w…


Unsealed Court Docs Reveal Monsanto Colluded With EPA To Stifle Cancer Research

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - Monsanto herbicides are prepared prior to being sprayed on food crops. (Photo from the USDA via Wikimedia Commons) If we had a dime for every kooky, left-wing theory we’ve heard alleging some vast co…


Climate Change and the New Age of Extinction

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - The first documented extinction of 2019 occurred on New Year’s Day, with the death of a Hawaiian tree snail named George. George, who was about an inch long, had a grayish body, grayish tentacles, an…


Trump buildings face millions in climate fines under new New York rules

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Donald Trump’s reluctance to address climate change is set to cost his business empire millions of dollars in fines levied by New York City due to the amount of pollution emitted by Trump-owned build…


Better the devil they know: how Christians came to terms with Trump

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - After bowing his head in prayer, Donald Trump addressed faith leaders in the sunshine of the White House rose garden. “Together, we are building a culture that cherishes the dignity and worth of huma…


Rare 'elixir of immortality' recovered from ancient Chinese tomb

[url=http://www.mnn.com]www.mnn.com[/url] - A mysterious liquid discovered in a 2,000-year-old Chinese tomb has been identified by archaeologists as an ancient medical concoction known as the "elixir of immortality." The 3.5 liters (0.9 gallon…


Down the River: The Allure and Perils of Hydropower

undark.org - Estimated reading time: 26 minOn an early spring evening in southwestern Albania, Taulant Hazizaj walks between silver-gray olive trees near the Vjosa River. Farms sprawl over the wide river valley, …


Trump's own economics adviser just shot down the president's misleading claim that US consumers won't pay for the tariffs in the China trade war

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, said in an interview Sunday that the president's escalating trade war with China will hurt US consumers. The admission directly contradict…


Half of melting glaciers could go by 2100 | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - Melting glaciers worldwide – all treasured for their beauty and as sources of summer water – could be half gone by 2100. LONDON, 13 May, 2019 – Around half of some of the world’s most beautiful mount…

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Pompeo Fails to Sway Allies on Iran in Awkward Surprise Visit

[url=http://www.bloomberg.com]www.bloomberg.com[/url] - U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made scant progress persuading European Union counterparts to take a harder line toward Iran during a quick visit to Brussels, with the EU standing behind the n…


The Mysterious “Sabotage” of Saudi Oil Tankers: a Dangerous Moment in Trump’s Escalating Conflict With Iran

[url=http://www.counterpunch.org]www.counterpunch.org[/url] - Saudi Arabia’s claim that two of its oil tankers have been sabotaged off the coast of the UAE is vague in detail – but could create a crisis that spins out of control and into military action. Any at…


'Disturbing': Trump Reportedly Reviewed Bolton Plan to Threaten Iran by Sending 120,000 Troops to Middle East

[url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - Observers warned the United States is hurtling down the same path that led to the disastrous invasion of Iraq 16 years ago following a report late Monday that President Donald Trump reviewed a plan t…


Wall Street Shudders After China’s Response to US Tariffs

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - Wall Street sank on Monday after China defied Washington by announcing retaliatory tariffs, the latest salvo in the two countries' increasingly belligerent trade war, sending investors fleeing equiti…


U.S. prepares to slap tariffs on remaining Chinese imports, which could add levies on roughly $300 billion in additional goods

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By David J. Lynch , David J. Lynch Financial writer covering trade and globalization Email Bio Follow Taylor Telford , Taylor Telford Reporter covering national and breaking news Email Bio Follow Dam…


How Trump Thinks Tariffs Work (And How They Actually Work)

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - In Trump’s mind, tariffs are a potent, unilateral weapon, and protectionism is a potent, necessary economic philosophy. He argues that his tariffs are a direct tax on Beijing—a way of sapping Chinese…


Before Trump’s purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Former Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen and Immigration and Customs Enforcement deputy Ronald Vitiello were ousted shortly after they challenged a secret White House plan to arrest and deport…


Pentagon will pull money from ballistic missile and surveillance plane programs to fund border wall

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Concertina wire tops the border wall in San Luis, Calif., on May 6, 2019. (Ash Ponders for The Washington Post) By Dan Lamothe Dan Lamothe Reporter covering the Pentagon and the U.S. military Email B…


Beijing calls for a 'people's war' against the US as Trump threatens tariffs against another $300 billion of Chinese goods in all-out trade battle

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - The US-China trade war continues to heat up as Beijing calls for a "people's war" against Washington, and President Donald Trump threatens to impose tariffs on another $300 billion worth of Chinese g…


FEMA Used Google Rather Than Verified Registry to Fill Hurricane Relief Contracts

[url=http://www.govexec.com]www.govexec.com[/url] - More indicators of shaky contracting practices at the Federal Emergency Management Agency became public this week when an inspector faulted the agency's handling of two contracts for procuring tarpau…


Opinion | Conservatism has become a racket, and Trump is the grifter in chief

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - President Trump shakes hands with NRA executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre at the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association on April 26 in Indianapolis. (Evan Vucci/AP) By Max Boot …


Of Two Minds - Burnout Nation

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - The economic and financial stresses will exceed the workforce's carrying capacity in the next recession. A number of recent surveys reflect a widespread sense of financial stress and symptoms of poor…


Lessons Learned From Our First Year of Cabin Life • Insteading

insteading.com - Last year, my husband and I moved from Austin, Texas to a little log cabin in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We changed our entire lives over the course of 20 days: quit our jobs, sold most of what we owned,…


186 countries have signed UN pact to reduce plastic pollution

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - Nearly every country in the world has agreed to a legally binding pact to deal more effectively with plastic waste. The landmark agreement was reached this past weekend in Geneva, where a two-week su…


The Damage That Harvard Has Done

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Conor Friedersdorf: In defense of Harvey Weinstein’s Harvard lawyer Sullivan was verbally abused and the residence where his family lives was vandalized with graffiti. A survivor of sexual assault wh…


Bill Nye Is Fed the F*ck Up Over Climate Change

[url=http://www.complex.com]www.complex.com[/url] - Let's face it. People are pretty fucking dumb. That's why, years into this whole climate change awareness thing, there are still an amount of people greater than zero who think it's all part of some …


His Visa Was Stamped, His Papers in Order. Then He Was Targeted by a Secretive CBP Task Force.

theintercept.com - Abdikadir Mohamed felt nervous as he approached the customs desk at John F. Kennedy Airport on December 13, 2017. The previous summer he had married his wife, Malyuun, in a ceremony held in South Afr…


Mysterious discovery that could rewrite history

[url=http://www.news.com.au]www.news.com.au[/url] - Turns out that could be completely and utterly wrong with the discovery of a copper coin that could rewrite Australia’s history. In an interview with The Guardian, archaeologist Mike Hermes revealed …


How Turkey Defied the U.S. and Became a Killer Drone Power

theintercept.com - Their country had entered the second drone age — in which the use of drones to kill people has proliferated far beyond the United States, the first country to kill people with missiles launched from …


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GOP senators raise alarms, criticize Trump as U.S.-China trade war heats up

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Damian Paletta , Damian Paletta Reporter covering economic policy Email Bio Follow Erica Werner and Erica Werner Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy Email Bio Follow Taylor Telford …


Ukraine Prosecutor Made Up Biden Claim, Kiev Lawmaker Says

[url=http://www.bloomberg.com]www.bloomberg.com[/url] - A Ukrainian lawmaker accused his country’s top prosecutor of manufacturing a “conspiracy” about U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, adding to a political intrigue playing out from Kiev …


Who Really Gains from the Gulf Ship ‘Sabotage’

[url=http://www.strategic-culture.org]www.strategic-culture.org[/url] - After dramatic and patently scripted warnings of “Iranian aggression” by bellicose US officials, there then follows – conveniently enough – an alleged sabotage incident in the Persian Gulf region imp…


Undermining Trump-Bolton War Narrative, British General Says No Evidence of 'Increased Threat' From Iran

[url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - A British general threw a wrench into the Trump administration's narrative that Iran is plotting attacks on American forces in the Middle East by telling reporters gathered at the Pentagon Tuesday th…


History’s Dire Warning: Beware False-Flag Trigger for Long-Sought War with Iran

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - With the beat of Washington’s war drums continuing to grow, particularly following the Monday revelation of a government plan to send as many as 120,000 troops to counter Iran, the threat of an “acci…


PEPE ESCOBAR: Iran Squeezed Between Imperial Psychos and European Cowards

consortiumnews.com - Berlin, Paris and London assumed Tehran could not afford to leave the JCPOA even if it was not receiving any of the promised economic rewards. Now the EU3 are facing the hour of truth, writes Pepe Es…


Of Two Minds - The Economy Has Fundamentally Changed in the 21st Century--and Not for the Better

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - The net result is we have an economy that's supposedly expanding smartly while our well-being and financial security are collapsing. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and other metrics of economic activit…


ACTION ALERT: WaPo Must Acknowledge CIA Role in Pakistan Polio Crisis

fair.org - In commenting on what’s holding back the conquest of polio, the Washington Post (5/10/19) didn’t mention the humans at the CIA. If the last three years have taught us anything, it’s that it’s much ea…


Collapse of USS Cole Bombing Case Marks Another Failure for Guantánamo’s Military Courts

theintercept.com - A protracted legal saga at Guantánamo Bay ended last month, when a federal court tossed out two years of rulings by the judge overseeing the military tribunal trial of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the al…


Tulsi Gabbard would drop charges against Assange & Snowden

[url=http://www.rt.com]www.rt.com[/url] - Appearing on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on Monday, Gabbard said that conspiracy charges against the WikiLeaks co-founder were a “warning call” to all media and Americans in general that their f…


A man wants his 76-year sentence for murder overturned because the eyewitness was legally blind

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Darien Harris, now 26, is challenging his murder conviction based on the discovery that the prosecution's key eyewitness was blind. (Illinois Department of Corrections) By Marisa Iati Marisa Iati Ema…


China Delivers 71 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - The People's Republic of China delivered a large amount of humanitarian aid to Venezuela on Monday, completing their second long haul of cargo to the Bolivarian Republic since March. Desperate Guaido…


Everybody’s Chum | Current Affairs

[url=http://www.currentaffairs.org]www.currentaffairs.org[/url] - In 1948, South Carolina segregationist Strom Thurmond ran for president on the breakaway Dixiecrat ticket. Thurmond was furious that President Truman had proposed anti-lynching legislation, the elimi…


Shocking 3M Documents Reveal Company Hid the Dangers of Toxic Chemicals for Decades

themindunleashed.com - In a shocking resignation letter dated March 28, 1999, a 3M environmental specialist accused the company of being more concerned with profits and image than environmental safety. According to Richard…


Revisionism Is Winning in American Politics

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - In one way, this is PR 101—express regret, focus on the future, set the terms of the discussion to suggest that no one can be a fair critic—but the spin cycle here is cleansing much more than bad pre…


AOC, Sanders, and Warren Are the Real Centrists Because They Speak for Most Americans

theintercept.com - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrives to hear the president deliver his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 5, 2019. Do you know what really annoys me about the me…


Measles and the Anatomy of Containment

undark.org - On an otherwise normal Thursday in November 2018, the doors to the Lowell Community Health Center in Massachusetts opened at 8 a.m., as they always do, and the first of 802 patients who would walk th…


Threats and Sanctions Everywhere – A Chronicle of Disorganized Chaos Foretold | New Eastern Outlook

journal-neo.org - As of May 10, Mr. Trump has arbitrarily increased tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the US, worth about 200 billion dollars, from 10 % to 25%. It is an action without any foundation. An action t…


The Tariff Issue

[url=http://www.unz.com]www.unz.com[/url] - Wherever I look at US policy, foreign or domestic, I see only insanity, ignorance, and incompetence. Take the issue of tariffs, which is Trump’s mistaken approach to bringing the jobs back home. The …


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Media Stenography Turns Beheaded Saudi Protesters Into ‘Terrorism’

fair.org - Time‘s headline (4/23/19) accepts the reality of the Saudi government charges against the people it executed–which weren’t even the actual charges they were convicted under. Saudi Arabia executed 37 …


Trump, frustrated by advisers, is not convinced the time is right to attack Iran

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By John Hudson , John Hudson National security reporter focusing on the State Department and diplomacy. Email Bio Follow Shane Harris , Shane Harris Intelligence and national security reporter Email …


No ‘do-over’ on Mueller probe, White House lawyer tells House panel, saying demands for records, staff testimony will be refused

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Carol D. Leonnig , Carol D. Leonnig National investigative reporter focused on the White House and government accountability Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey and Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the Whit…


Trial of Policeman in Eric Garner Case Too Little, Too Late

[url=http://www.rollingstone.com]www.rollingstone.com[/url] - Related: Taibbi on Lessons Learned from Eric Garner Case Five years ago this July, a 43-year-old father and small-time street dealer, Eric Garner, was killed in explosion of unnecessary violence. Pol…


Don’t Use The Right’s Assumptions To Make The Left’s Arguments |

[url=http://www.currentaffairs.org]www.currentaffairs.org[/url] - Sooner or later, anyone trying to advance a political cause will encounter the same difficult question: in trying to persuade people, should I make the argument most likely to be effective, or just s…


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

theintercept.com - Donald Trump’s attempt to present himself as an anti-war candidate is based on his perfect 20/20 hindsight of the disastrous consequences of regime change in Iraq and Libya — military campaigns he pu…


White House creates tool for people to report alleged social media bias

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - The White House on Wednesday launched a tool for people to report instances of social media bias. Trump and top Republicans have for years accused companies such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter of b…


How The Trump Administration Is Chipping Away at Social Security Benefits | DCReport.org

[url=http://www.dcreport.org]www.dcreport.org[/url] - The Trump administration, continuing its assaults on the most vulnerable Americans, is now going after disabled people with limited English proficiency. Dependent children of people who become disabl…


Newsbud Exclusive- Israel’s Mossad Replaces CIA as Handler of Libyan Strongman Khalifa Haftar

[url=http://www.newsbud.com]www.newsbud.com[/url] - A recent revelation, albeit quietly by choice, has been trickling under the popular western-dominated news radar. This under-reported, to the point of outright censored, exposé, has to do with Israel…


Trump Wants to Sell Public Power Agencies to Wall Street | DCReport.org

[url=http://www.dcreport.org]www.dcreport.org[/url] - People and businesses would pay much higher electricity prices under revived Trump administration plans to sell nonprofit electricity grids owned by taxpayers, killing one of the most enduring and be…


Federal Report Says Hanford’s Radioactive Waste Treatment Plant Is Built With Questionable Parts

[url=http://www.spokanepublicradio.org]www.spokanepublicradio.org[/url] - Like the crumbling gasket in your kitchen faucet, sometimes even small parts can mean a lot. Now, federal watchdogs are looking into all types of parts at a $17 billion construction project at the Ha…


‘Extraordinary thinning’ of ice sheets revealed deep inside Antarctica

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Ice losses are rapidly spreading deep into the interior of the Antarctic, new analysis of satellite data shows. The warming of the Southern Ocean is resulting in glaciers sliding into the sea increas…


We’re just beginning to grasp the toll of the Islamic State's archaeological looting in Syria

theconversation.com - The Islamic State surrendered its last scrap of territory, in Baghouz, Syria, this past March. While some argue that celebrations of IS’s demise are premature, there’s no question that the terrorist …


Science, Sensationalism, and the Lessons of 'Insectageddon'

undark.org - When I was growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, long before we spent our evenings drawn to the soft glow of electronic devices, I would sit down in my grandparents’ backyard on summer nights and watch the …


Asia Times | Putin’s ploy to turn Turkey steams ahead | Article

[url=http://www.asiatimes.com]www.asiatimes.com[/url] - In a series of statements last week, Turkish President Recep Erdogan and high-ranking officials in Ankara reiterated their commitment to purchase Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles – a deal that h…


Quod Erat Demonstrandum

[url=http://www.stonekettle.com]www.stonekettle.com[/url] - I judge people based on their capability, honesty, and merit. -- Donald Trump I judge people based on their capability, honesty, and merit. -- Donald Trump Give me what I want, or I'll punish the who…


Italian island of Capri bans single-use plastics

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - But there's a strange loophole for biodegradable plastics, which we know aren't much better. If you find yourself on the island of Capri, you'd better not have a plastic fork stuck in your bag, or el…


Half of all amphibian species at risk of extinction

[url=http://www.nationalgeographic.com]www.nationalgeographic.com[/url] - Evidence that the world’s amphibians are in peril continues to mount. In March, a study published in the journal Science found that 501 species of frogs and salamanders had been driven toward extinct…


"Bomb Carbon" Has Been Found in Deep-Ocean Creatures

[url=http://www.scientificamerican.com]www.scientificamerican.com[/url] - The Mariana Trench, in the western Pacific Ocean between Japan and Papua New Guinea, plunges nearly seven miles below the surface at its deepest point. It is one of the most inaccessible environments…


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‘Resegregation Has Happened Because of Intentional Decision-Making’

fair.org - The May 10, 2019, episode of CounterSpin reaired an interview with Nikole Hannah-Jones—originally broadcast August 29, 2014—about the resegregation of schools in the decades following Brown v. Board …


Trump wants his border barrier to be painted black with spikes. He has other ideas, too.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Border barrier prototypes stand in the San Diego area in April 2018. President Trump has been intensely interested in the design and appearance of the project. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post…


‘People With a Lot of Money Are Really Determining What Culture Is’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed Amin Husain about the decolonization of museums for the May 10, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. The American Museum of Natural History’s …


War Games: Trump, Bolton, and the Alleged March to Fight Iran

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - The question shouted at President Trump on Thursday as he waited outside the White House to greet the President of Switzerland was inevitable, even if the answer was less than conclusive. “Mr. Presid…


Judge orders public release of what Michael Flynn said in call to Russian ambassador

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Carol D. Leonnig and Carol D. Leonnig National investigative reporter focused on the White House and government accountability Email Bio Follow Rosalind S. Helderman Rosalind S. Helderman Reporter…


Opinion | What’s Our China Endgame?

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Deepening military cooperation with our allies in Asia should serve as another piece of the strategy. But Trump ended large joint exercises with South Korea, has thrown shade on military ties with Ja…


Migrants Trying to Reach Europe Are Trapped in Libya — Between Militias and the Sea

theintercept.com - The lives of hundreds of migrants and refugees are under threat in Libya as the conflict there nears detention centers, according to a release yesterday from Amnesty International. Two people were in…


Millions of Women Already Live in a Post-Roe America: A Journey Through the Anti-Abortion South

theintercept.com - I met Danielle in the counseling room of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Jackson, Mississippi, which sits on a busy corner in the city’s arts district. Its vibrant pink paint job has earne…


GOP-Led Efforts to Crush Unions Have a New Target: Home Health Care Workers

theintercept.com - Five states are pushing back against the latest Republican-led assault to weaken unions across the country, which targets in-home caregivers who work with Medicaid beneficiaries. On Monday, attorneys…


Getting Grandma and Grandpa Ready For a Doomsday Situation

[url=http://www.doomsdaymoose.com]www.doomsdaymoose.com[/url] - In America, 15% of the population are over the age of 65. This number has been predicted to rise to 25% over the next 40 years. The fact is that we are living longer and that seniors have different n…


A Major Coal Company Went Bust. Its Bankruptcy Filing Shows That It Was Funding Climate Change Denialism.

theintercept.com - The bankruptcy of one of the largest domestic coal producers in the country has revealed that the company maintains financial ties to many of the leading groups that have sowed doubt over the human c…


Walmart warns of higher prices from tariffs

thehill.com - Walmart warned Thursday that it will have to raise prices on its products after the Trump administration slapped additional tariffs on goods imported from China. “We’re monitoring the tariff discussi…


The Liberal Embrace of War

[url=http://www.rollingstone.com]www.rollingstone.com[/url] - The United States has just suspended flights to Venezuela. Per the New York Times: CARACAS — The United States banned all air transport with Venezuela on Wednesday over security concerns, further iso…


Economic Hitman John Perkins reveals US-led Blueprint for Acquiring Countries

[url=http://www.abovetopsecret.com]www.abovetopsecret.com[/url] - In his best-selling book, "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man," John Perkins detailed the seedy, corrupt and often brutally violent underbelly of US foreign policy and how he personally worked with m…


Of Two Minds - Downward Mobility Matters More Than Liberal-Conservative Labels

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - The real heresy here is the American economy is now rigged for downward mobility. In the conventional narrative, one's economic class is overshadowed by one's political belief structure: liberal, con…


Touring Activists Build Momentum Toward Climate Justice

unicornriot.ninja - Minneapolis, MN – Dozens attended a presentation by German climate justice activists on mass mobilizations from the front lines of resistance to climate catastrophe. The event was the second-to-last …


Faster walkers live longer, regardless of weight

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - A new study finds a significant difference in life expectancy correlated to walking speed, across all levels of BMIs. Researchers looking at data from the UK Biobank of 474,919 people found that thos…


Fake Has Become Realer Than Real And The Dogs Of War Are There To Keep It That Way

thesaker.is - America’s self-imagined custodianship of human rights and freedom epitomize problems associated with fake prophesies. That Americans now rally behind the latest battle-cry of the Republic, ‘Make Amer…


Hedgerows - Resilience

[url=http://www.resilience.org]www.resilience.org[/url] - If there is one thing that distinguishes the place I grew up from the place I live now, it would be not the yards and fields themselves, but the boundaries. If you grew up in the USA as I did, you we…


Human Extinction: An Idea Whose Time had to Come.

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - A few years ago, a political movement taking the name of "extinction rebellion" would have been wholly unthinkable. On the other hand, after more than forty years of warnings on climate change and ec…



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Air Force Deploys New Weapon To Deal With Iran, North Korea

[url=http://www.dailywire.com]www.dailywire.com[/url] - The United States Air Force has reportedly deployed 20 new missiles to deal with the escalating threats from North Korea and Iran that can "zap" their military electronics, thus rendering their milit…


Newly Released FBI Docs Shed Light on Apparent Mossad Foreknowledge of 9/11 Attacks

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - NEW YORK — For nearly two decades, one of the most overlooked and little known arrests made in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks was that of the so-called “High Fivers,” or the “Dancing Israe…


Acting secretary blocked Stephen Miller’s bid for another DHS shakeup

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Nick Miroff and Nick Miroff Reporter covering immigration enforcement, drug trafficking and national security Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio F…


The Watergate Editor on How Trump “Leads the Press Around by the Nose”

newrepublic.com - Now, I don’t expect Trump’s approval ratings to go that low. He just has his own popular TV network that will keep him up there. If nothing else will, Fox News will, and these days, Sinclair as well,…


For Corporate Media, Space Belongs to Washington

fair.org - Another day, another opportunity for our perpetually “behind” and “vulnerable” military/industrial/media complex to assert the need for yet another military upgrade–this time in outer space! Jim Sciu…


Why the Michael Flynn revelations are so important

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Former national security adviser Michael Flynn outside federal court in Washington in December. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) By Jennifer Rubin Jennifer Rubin Opinion writer covering politics and policy, forei…


Who’s Behind the Pro-Guaidó Crowd Besieging the Venezuelan Embassy?

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - After a rough and revealing start, the reins of the campaign to seize Venezuela’s embassy in Washington are being taken over by a group of well-connected marketing and online strategists. In this art…


Amazon is the third superpower heightening the drama of the U.S.-China trade war

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Skip West, founder of Maxsa Innovations, this week at his warehouse in Lorton, Va., with a laser-guided parking aid he imports from China. (J. Lawler Duggan for The Washington Post) By Jeanne Whalen …


Of Two Minds - The Normalization and Institutionalization of Fraud

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - Normalizing and institutionalizing fraud undermines the foundations of the economy and the financial system. I am indebted to Manoj Samanta (twitter: @flation_debate) for the insightful concept the c…


‘Making an example of us’: French journalists face jail for exposing govt lies about Yemen war

[url=http://www.rt.com]www.rt.com[/url] - “They want to make an example of us because it’s the first time in France that there have been leaks like this,” Geoffrey Livolsi, co-founder of investigative news outlet Disclose, told the Intercept…


Elizabeth Warren: Nazi Hunter | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

[url=http://www.patreon.com]www.patreon.com[/url] - This week on Gaslit Nation, we continue to break down the erosion of our rights and the refusal of those in power to do anything about it! We start off by looking at The Week The Mueller Probe Died i…


Nuclear "coffin" may be leaking radioactive material into Pacific Ocean, U.N. chief says

[url=http://www.cbsnews.com]www.cbsnews.com[/url] - U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres raised concerns Thursday that a concrete dome built last century to contain waste from atomic-bomb tests is leaking radioactive material into the Pacific. Spea…


Abortion Rights in Georgia and Beyond

fair.org - This week on CounterSpin: Republicans have been passing laws restricting access to abortion in various ways for years now, but Alabama has just passed what is effectively an outright abortion ban, st…


Biologist: 238 Tons of Plastic Debris Found on Remote Islands

[url=http://www.telesurenglish.net]www.telesurenglish.net[/url] - The remote Cocos Keeling Islands in the Indian Ocean, which is made up of 27 islands and barely 6 square miles of land, shocked Australian marine biologist Jennifer Lavers of the University of Tasman…


Why the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The Guardian has updated its style guide to introduce terms that more accurately describe the environmental crises facing the world. Instead of “climate change” the preferred terms are “climate emerg…


In Restricting Abortions, Lawmakers Skew Reproductive Science

undark.org - Anti-abortion activists demonstrate in front of abortion activists as they intermix during a demonstration in front of the US Supreme Court during the March For Life in Washington, D.C., on January 2…


US pastor runs network giving 50,000 Ugandans bleach-based 'miracle cure'

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - An American pastor from New Jersey backed by a British former clairvoyant is running a network that gives up to 50,000 Ugandans a “miracle cure” made from industrial bleach, claiming drinking the tox…


“What is it that Manning and Assange are being persecuted for? Revealing the truth”

[url=http://www.wsws.org]www.wsws.org[/url] - We are publishing the speech of Niles Niemuth, a leading member of the Socialist Equality Party (US), at the May 12 public meeting in London in defence of jailed WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange an…


Sweden tells its Citizens to stock up Cash

ferfal.blogspot.com - Sweden's Civil Contingencies Agency is telling residents to stockpile 'cash in small denominations'. The concern is that in a society that is steadily going cashless, a cyber attack would leave Swede…


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No holds Barred: Trump and his troops push for imperial presidency

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url]- William Barr, the attorney general, came face to face this week with Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, at the Capitol in Washington. Shaking her hand, Barr was said to have joked: “Madam Speake…


The Balance Has Shifted: The Data on Impeachment Favor Moving Ahead

[url=http://www.justsecurity.org]www.justsecurity.org[/url] - [Editor’s note: Just Security is publishing a series in conversation with Sidney Blumenthal’s “An Open Memo: Comparison of Clinton Impeachment, Nixon Impeachment and Trump Pre-Impeachment.” Other aut…


Market Loses its Hopium-Induced High, Falls Four Weeks Straight

thegreatrecession.info - Stocks posted their fourth straight weekly loss across all three headline indices this week, but more important than that they proved convincingly on Friday that the market is as fully intoxicated as…


Police Raid Venezuelan Embassy In DC, Arrest Last Remaining Members Of Embassy Protection Collective

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: Adrienne Pine, a member of the Embassy Protection Collective, is arrested, following a police raid on the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, May 16, 2019. Jose Luis Magana | AP Police hav…


A Genuine Populist is Running for West Virginia Governor. His Donor Rolls Broke the State’s Campaign Finance Software.

theintercept.com - When Stephen Noble Smith’s campaign sought to present its 62-page finance filings to the West Virginia secretary of state, something went wrong. During the online submission process, the software bro…


Opinion | Trump’s D.C. hotel has raked in cash — and only at the cost of America’s dignity

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Editorial Board May 18 at 1:12 PM BEFORE DONALD TRUMP became president, when he was just a famous real estate developer, he made a risky bet: He proposed spending $200 million renovating the histo…


Opinion | Impeachment Is a Form of Hope

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Yet previous attempts to impeach Johnson had gone nowhere. The first call for impeachment came early in 1867. The matter was referred to the House Judiciary Committee, which scrutinized Johnson’s act…


Ohio State doctor 'abused 177 athletes'

[url=http://www.bbc.com]www.bbc.com[/url] - An athletics team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from 1979 to 1997, an investigation by Ohio State University in the US says. Dr Richard Strauss, who died in 2005, is accused of gr…


Leaked American Identity Movement Chats Show Poorly Hidden Racism

unicornriot.ninja - Washington, DC – After rebranding as the ‘American Identity Movement’, the alt-right and neo-Nazi group formerly known as Identity Evropa has tried to forge a new path for “mainstreaming” racism in c…


The Hell of Working at Trump’s New Favorite Network

[url=http://www.thedailybeast.com]www.thedailybeast.com[/url] - Ernest Champell realized there was something unusual about One America News Network during his first day on the job as a writer, when the young staffer assigned to show him the ropes announced matter…


‘I Did My Best to Stop American Foreign Policy’: Bernie Sanders on the 1980s

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - The principle of providing free health care to all is absolutely right. The truth also is the Soviet system — the quality of care in the Soviet Union — was not particularly good. But the principle of…


Levees Won't Save Louisiana from a Climate "Existential Crisis"

[url=http://www.scientificamerican.com]www.scientificamerican.com[/url] - It’s not surprising that a new report says Louisiana may have to cede flood-prone communities to nature, shift the state economy away from fishing and oil refining, and adapt to the inevitability of …


Both Saudi Arabia and the United States Are Probably Guilty of War Crimes in Yemen

[url=http://www.thenation.com]www.thenation.com[/url] - Yemeni children inspect the damage at a site allegedly targeted and destroyed by Saudi-led air strikes on January 20, 2019. (AP / Hani Al-Ansi) You will receive occasional promotional offers for prog…


Why is the Pentagon interested in UFOs?

theconversation.com - U.S. Navy pilots and sailors won’t be considered crazy for reporting unidentified flying objects, under new rules meant to encourage them to keep track of what they see. Yet just a few years ago, the…


Texas bill would make protesting pipelines a felony on par with attempted murder

[url=http://www.alternet.org]www.alternet.org[/url] - A bill making its way through the Texas legislature would make protesting pipelines a third-degree felony, the same as attempted murder. “It’s an anti-protest bill, favoring the fossil fuel industry,…


Perspective | If a fetus is a person, it should get child support, due process and citizenship

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Carliss Chatman Carliss Chatman, an assistant professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, studies corporate personhood, corporate governance and ethics, am


The Abortion Fight and the Pretense of Precedent

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - As both candidate and President, Donald Trump has lied so frequently and so extravagantly that it’s possible to overlook the occasions when he told the truth. During the campaign, for example, he sai…


The Peculiar Blindness of Experts

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - One subgroup of scholars, however, did manage to see more of what was coming. Unlike Ehrlich and Simon, they were not vested in a single discipline. They took from each argument and integrated appare…


The 'morally unthinkable' is now at our fingertips — from alt-right propaganda to misogynistic porn

[url=http://www.alternet.org]www.alternet.org[/url] - Imagine you work at a Latex glove factory. One night, you type ‘Latex’ into Google: you’re searching for competitors’ products, but you find other things too. Some of what you find turns you on. But …



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Media Setting Up Iran as New ‘Threat’ That Must Be Confronted

fair.org - Once again the Washington Post (5/14/19) presents the United States as “drifting toward war”—this time with Iran. The Washington Post editorial’s headline (5/14/19) had the US “drifting” toward war w…


As Trump escalates China trade dispute, economic ties lose stabilizing force in matters of national security

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Paul Sonne Paul Sonne National security reporter focusing on the U.S. military Email Bio Follow May 19 at 2:59 PM The United States for years relied on economic interdependence with China as a sta…


Graduation speaker pledges to pay class of 2019 student debt

apnews.com - ATLANTA (AP) — A billionaire technology investor and philanthropist says he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College - an estimated $40 mil…


France Takes Unprecedented Action Against Reporters Who Published Secret Government Document

theintercept.com - Journalists in France are facing potential jail sentences in an unprecedented case over their handling of secret documents detailing the country’s involvement in the Yemen conflict. Earlier this week…


A Major Coal Company Went Bust. Its Bankruptcy Filing Shows That It Was Funding Climate Change Denialism.

theintercept.com - The bankruptcy of one of the largest domestic coal producers in the country has revealed that the company maintains financial ties to many of the leading groups that have sowed doubt over the human c…


‘I get the same intel:’ Iran threat exaggerated by GOP hawks, Rep. Gallego says

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - National security adviser John Bolton, left, and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) (The Washington Post) By Alex Horton Alex Horton General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news Email Bio Fo…


Abortion Fight or Strong Economy? For G.O.P., Cultural Issues Undercut 2020 Message

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - These new targets offer fresh material with which Republicans can galvanize their base and try to make the case to moderate voters that, while they may be uneasy with the Trump-era G.O.P., the altern…


Social Security Benefits Have Lost 33% of Their Buying Power Since 2000 -- The Motley Fool

[url=http://www.fool.com]www.fool.com[/url] - Millions of seniors collect Social Security in retirement, and for a large chunk, those benefits constitute the bulk of their income. Unfortunately, those who rely on Social Security too heavily risk…


Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Kerrie McHugh, a Deutsche Bank spokeswoman, said the company had intensified its efforts to combat financial crime. An effective anti-money laundering program, she said, “requires sophisticated trans…


The Abortion Fight and the Pretense of Precedent

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - As both candidate and President, Donald Trump has lied so frequently and so extravagantly that it’s possible to overlook the occasions when he told the truth. During the campaign, for example, he sai…


BP backs Trump’s Arctic oil drilling plans despite climate risk

unearthed.greenpeace.org - Following Trump’s announcement, Unearthed has learned that BP wrote to administration officials requesting that additional areas of the US coastline be included in an upcoming offshore oil and gas le…


Google blocks Huawei access to Android updates after blacklisting

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Google has suspended Huawei’s access to updates of its Android operating system and chipmakers have reportedly cut off supplies to the Chinese telecoms company, complying with orders from the US gove…


States aren’t waiting for the Trump administration on environmental protections

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Brady Dennis and Brady Dennis Reporter focusing on environmental policy and public health issues Email Bio Follow Juliet Eilperin Juliet Eilperin Reporter covering domestic policy and national aff…


Tennessee Pastor Who Repeatedly Raped Daughter, 14, Gets Light Sentence Because Jesus

[url=http://www.patheos.com]www.patheos.com[/url] - Nothing says “good Christian man” like rape and incest: Tennessee Pastor David Richards received a light sentence after being convicted of repeatedly raping his 14-year-old daughter. In a despicable …


Ukrainian comic Zelensky sworn in as president

[url=http://www.bbc.com]www.bbc.com[/url] - Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has been sworn in as the country's new president at a ceremony in the capital Kiev. Mr Zelensky, who has no previous political experience, scored a landslide vic…


Exit polls predict Narendra Modi will cruise back to power in India

qz.com - A bunch of exit polls, which began trickling in after the final phase of India’s national election concluded yesterday (May 19), suggests the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) gove…


The Propaganda Multiplier: How Global News Agencies and Western Media Report on Geopolitics

portside.org - The key role played by these agencies means Western media often report on the same topics, even using the same wording. In addition, governments, military and intelligence services use these global n…


His Visa Was Stamped, His Papers in Order. Then He Was Targeted By a Secretive CBP Task Force.

theintercept.com - Abdikadir Mohamed felt nervous as he approached the customs desk at John F. Kennedy Airport on December 13, 2017. The previous summer he had married his wife, Malyuun, in a ceremony held in South Afr…



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There’s Far More Diversity in Venezuela’s ‘Muzzled’ Media Than in US Corporate Press

fair.org - Time (4/16/19) joined in on the corporate media’s literary fad of fictionalized accounts of the Venezuelan crisis. The international corporate media have long displayed a peculiar creativity with the…


Judge rules against Trump in fight over president’s financial records

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Devlin Barrett , Devlin Barrett Reporter focusing on national security and law enforcement Email Bio Follow Spencer S. Hsu , Spencer S. Hsu Investigative reporter Email Bio Follow Rachael Bade and…


Cohen told lawmakers Trump attorney Jay Sekulow encouraged him to falsely claim Moscow project ended in January 2016

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Tom Hamburger , Tom Hamburger Investigative reporter focused on the intersection of money and politics in Washington Email Bio Follow Ellen Nakashima and Ellen Nakashima National security reporter…


Trump stops ex-White House counsel Don McGahn testifying to Congress

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Donald Trump has blocked the former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before Congress about the special counsel report on Russian election interference, prompting sharp criticism and eve…


The Definitive Guide for Cable Hosts, Bookers, and Editors to the Fraud and Failure that was Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

theintercept.com - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel leaves office Monday after two terms, and America might begin seeing a lot more of him after that. He’s already been shopping around for a cable news gig, meeting with exec…


We’re heading into dark times. This is how to be your own light in the Age of Trump

thecorrespondent.com - Today is November 18, 2016. I want you to write about who you are, what you have experienced, and what you have endured. Write down what you value; what standards you hold for yourself and for others…


Trump melted down today as questions about his shady financial history intensify

[url=http://www.sourcepolitics.com]www.sourcepolitics.com[/url] - Trump woke up Monday morning in an apparent panic, firing off a series of tweets begging people to trust him about his shady financial deals in the past. "But where did he get all of that cash? Could…


Ford to cut 7,000 jobs by August, including 900 this week

[url=http://www.cnbc.com]www.cnbc.com[/url] - Ford Motor said Monday that it is laying off about 7,000 salaried workers, about 10% of that global workforce, as part of a restructuring plan designed to save the No. 2 automaker $600 million annual…


Turkey's Erdogan says Russia May Deliver S-400 missiles soon

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ruled out U.S. demands that Turkey delay the purchase of an advanced Russian missile-defense system and said Moscow may bring forward the delivery date from July. "It i…


Russian air strikes kill 10 in Syria - Odisha News, Odisha Latest news, Odisha Daily - OrissaPOST

[url=http://www.orissapost.com]www.orissapost.com[/url] - Kafranbel (Syria): Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia have killed 10 civilians including five children in a northwestern jihadist bastion, a monitor said Monday, hours after Moscow announced a …


E.P.A. Plans to Get Thousands of Deaths Off the Books by Changing Its Math

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - “It could be an enormously significant impact,” Mr. Revesz said. The Obama administration had sought to reduce planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Power Plan by pushing utilities …


Pelosi clashes with fellow Dems in closed-door debate on impeachment

[url=http://www.politico.com]www.politico.com[/url] - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rebuffed calls for impeachment, reportedly telling fellow Democrats, "This is not about politics. It's about what's best for the American people." | J. Scott Applewhite/AP …


The Worst People in America Are Rebranding

splinternews.com - Over the past decade or so, the Koch political network, now headed by Charles Koch after his brother David’s departure from politics last year, has become the symbol of excess wealth and inordinate p…


The very richest Americans have even less to fear from the IRS

qz.com - Shrinking budgets and staff at the Internal Revenue Service means the US’s tax collector is auditing returns at the lowest rate in more than 15 years, according to new data released by the agency tod…


The way we define kilograms, metres and seconds changes today

theconversation.com - We measure stuff all the time – how long, how heavy, how hot, and so on – because we need to for things such as trade, health and knowledge. But making sure our measurements compare apples with apple…


Next Stop, UN: Embassy Protectors and Other Groups to Stage UN General Assembly Protest

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - WASHINGTON — Following the illegal seizure by U.S. authorities of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, the group of activists who lived in the building for 37 days — protecting it from such a seizur…


How millennials are affecting the price of your home

theconversation.com - It used to be that everyone wanted to buy a home, seeking pleasure and security, as well as the potential for future wealth. But younger Americans are buying homes far less often than their elders’ g…


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