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Doomstead Diner Daily July 16
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Perspective | Tiptoeing around Trump’s racism is a betrayal of journalistic truth-telling

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Margaret Sullivan Margaret Sullivan Media columnist Email Bio Follow Media columnist July 15 at 11:43 AM Long before Donald Trump ran for president, an inside-journalism battle was raging over the…


Trump Tells America What Kind of Nationalist He Is

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - In a country whose founding documents declare that all are created equal, views like those held by the president create cognitive dissonance. How can anyone lay claim to the American creed while excl…


Trump says they ‘hate our country.’ The Democrats he attacked say the country ‘belongs to everyone.’

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Ashley Parker , Ashley Parker White House reporter Email Bio Follow Rachael Bade and Rachael Bade Congressional reporter Email Bio Follow John Wagner John Wagner National reporter leading The Post…


Trump Seeks to Shut Down Asylum at Southern Border

foreignpolicy.com - Here is today’s Foreign Policy brief: the Trump administration moves to constrain asylum seekers, Erdogan pledges S-400 missile system will be operational by April 2020, and China‘s economy grows at …


Labor Advocates Call for Prime Day Boycott as Amazon Workers Walk Out

[url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - As Amazon encourages consumers to buy discounted items during the tech giant's 48-hour "Prime Day" sale, labor rights advocates are urging support instead for warehouse employees who plan to stage th…


Before Being Hacked, Border Surveillance Firm Lobbied to Downplay Security and Privacy Concerns About Its Technology

theintercept.com - Dalton’s emails distinguish between analyzing data and merely capturing it but suggest that Perceptics could be in the business of both. In response to the suggestion by an industry colleague that th…


Acting US Citizenship and Immigration Services chief says he does not know details of ICE raids

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - Washington (CNN)Acting US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli said Monday he did not know the details of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids

Exclusive- Libya: CIA Supplements Haftar with the Best Weapons Black-Market Has to Offer!!

[url=http://www.newsbud.com]www.newsbud.com[/url] - Last month, the UN-recognized Government of National Accord under Fayez al-Sarraj busted a cache of FGM-148 Javelin portable anti-tank missiles from France in a rebel camp headed by Khalifa Haftar. A…


Want to Really Block the Tech Giants? Here's How

gizmodo.com - Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple move more money than many medium-sized nations. Their extraordinary profits are won through extraordinary reach—this is not a secret. That a few compani…


Adam Schiff finds massive Russian money trail to Trump: "This should concern all Americans"

dcbluedot.com - As congressional hearings reveal more and more about just how deep Donald Trump’s and his team’s connections to Russia really go, a Reuters report has found that at least 63 individuals of what they …


Two million in Zimbabwe's capital have no water as city turns off taps

[url=http://www.climatechangenews.com]www.climatechangenews.com[/url] - More than two million residents around Zimbabwe’s capital have no access to running water, as drought and breakdowns push the city system to collapse. Just 50% of 4.5 million people in Harare and fou…


A Long Shadow Creeps over the Economy This Summer

thegreatrecession.info - It’s time to turn around and see the darkness that the Fed sees looming over you. Earnings season is already extending signs of recession with the first corporate reports coming in far darker than ex…


In divided Alaska, the choice is between paying for government or giving residents bigger oil wealth checks

theconversation.com - Alaskans will soon confront the dramatic effects of Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s vetoes of US$444 million from the state operating budget of $8.3 billion, which went into effect July 1. The Alaska…


Smart phones have replaced entire rooms worth of stuff

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - It's what we have called dematerialization, as all that is solid melts into apps. In 2014 we wrote Why Radio Shack is dying: Nobody needs what it sells anymore. and noted that every


The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: The Untold Story of a Lost World

[url=http://www.adbusters.org]www.adbusters.org[/url] - ‘It was a bad time to be alive,’ Steve Brusatte tells us. A comet or asteroid about six miles across had just collided with the Earth, in the area we know as the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. The spee…


50 years after Apollo, conspiracy theorists are still howling at the ‘moon hoax’

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Apollo 12 mission Commander Charles P. “Pete” Conrad was the third astronaut to walk on the moon. The moon ho


Australia's Orwellian anti-refugee system hints at what's to come for climate refugees | Jeff Sparrow

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - If you want to imagine the politics of the future, think about climate refugees. This week the ABC published internal briefing notes from the Australian Defence Force warning about huge population fl…


Baltimore Police Tried to Kill Keith Davis Jr. Prosecutors Have Been Trying to Convict Him of Murder Ever Since.

theintercept.com - But Gutierrez’s story had holes. “His testimony was that Keith came to his cell and bought alcohol and randomly had this conversation with him, and it seemed kind of funky,” Latoya Francis-Williams, …


Croatian police use violence to push back migrants, president admits

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - After months of official denials, Croatia’s president has admitted that the country’s police are involved in the violent pushbacks of migrants and asylum seekers apprehended inside the country. The b…


The big fashion fight: can we remove all the toxic, invisible plastic from our clothes?

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - It was probably the only time a 93-year-old has stolen the show at Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage. Sir David Attenborough had important things to say when he warmed up for Kylie Minogue last month. Afte…


Charts Suggest the Dow Index Is Being Painted to Get “New Highs” in the Market

wallstreetonparade.com - What we need today is a real life character like Vinny Gambini in the movie My Cousin Vinny to take over the questioning for the U.S. Senate Banking Committee – like Ferdinand Pecora did in the early…


Revenge of the Power Grid

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - A quick primer on how electricity works: First, power plants create it, mostly by burning fuel (or smashing atoms) that heats water to make steam that spins a turbine. (Hydroelectric generators harne…


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Doomstead Diner Daily July 17
« Reply #961 on: July 17, 2019, 03:38:42 AM »

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Republicans are quiet as Trump urges minority congresswomen to leave the country

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) appear in the Oval Office in March. Both lawmakers have at times been critical of the president, but neither spoke out Sunday against his…


Opinion | Republicans embrace Trump’s racism. Blame them as much as him.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Eugene Robinson Eugene Robinson Columnist focusing on politics and culture Email Bio Follow Columnist July 15 Donald Trump’s presidency is melting down into a noxious stew of racism, failure and f…


Trump’s racist comments can be used against him in court as judges cite them to block policies

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Fred Barbash Fred Barbash Law, constitution and courts Email Bio Follow July 16 at 7:08 PM President Trump’s latest racist remarks, like many of his comments before them, can and will be used agai…


“Do We Believe in Asylum? If We Do, We Need to Stop This Rule”: Trump Policy Upends Protections at U.S.-Mexico Border

theintercept.com - Another Central American woman, Elizabet, from Guatemala, has been waiting in Nogales, Mexico, with her 2-year-old daughter for their turn to present at the U.S. border and ask for asylum. Elizabet —…


Turkey can't have both American F-35s and Russia's S-400s: US | Turkey News

[url=http://www.aljazeera.com]www.aljazeera.com[/url] - The United States denounced Turkey's decision to buy Russia's S-400 missile defence system in remarks that broke days of White House silence over the controversial move. US President Donald Trump sai…


90 Dead, 1 Million Displaced by Monsoon Flooding in India and Nepal

[url=http://www.ecowatch.com]www.ecowatch.com[/url] - Monsoon flooding in India, Nepal and the surrounding region has killed at least 90 and displaced more than one million. At least 65 people have died in Nepal, police said Monday, as BBC News reported…


A female historian wrote a book. Two male historians went on NPR to talk about it. They never mentioned her name. It’s Sarah Milov. - The Lily

[url=http://www.thelily.com]www.thelily.com[/url] - “It took substantial government support to create Americans’ dependency on tobacco,” wrote Nathan Daniel Beau Connolly, a professor of history at Johns Hopkins University. “@edward_l_ayres and I talk…


Inside Trump's Feud With Paul Ryan

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Chris Cillizza / CNN: Kellyanne Conway just said something that should stun you — (CNN)Kellyanne Conway prides herself on her combativeness with the press. It's a trait that has long endeared her to …


ACLU, others file suit in San Francisco federal court to halt Trump asylum ban

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Plaintiffs led by the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit against the Trump administration in U.S. District Court in San Francisco on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the implementation of a new p…


A Long Shadow Creeps over the Economy This Summer

thegreatrecession.info - It’s time to turn around and see the darkness that the Fed sees looming over you. Earnings season is already extending signs of recession with the first corporate reports coming in far darker than ex…


Ticks Carry More Than Just Lyme Disease

undark.org - Deer ticks can cause granulocytic anaplasmosis, symptoms of which include fever, headache, muscle aches, and progressive low white blood cell count. When it comes to problems caused by ticks, Lyme di…


July on course to be hottest month ever, say climate scientists

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Record temperatures across much of the world over the past two weeks could make July the hottest month ever measured on Earth, according to climate scientists. The past fortnight has seen freak heat …


California’s Wildfires Are 500 Percent Larger Due to Climate Change

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Read: The simple reason that humans can’t control wildfires Why are summertime forest fires so much more likely? Because climate change has already redefined the seasons in Northern California. Since…


Cops: Colombian Drug Smuggler Had Cocaine Hidden Under His Towering Toupee

[url=http://www.thesmokinggun.com]www.thesmokinggun.com[/url] - Spanish police last month arrested a Colombian man who allegedly had a half-a-kilo of cocaine stashed under his toupee when he arrived in Barcelona on a flight from Colombia. The accused mule caught …


The greatest photos ever? Why the moon landing shots are artistic masterpieces

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Fifty years ago this week, a former navy pilot created one of the most revolutionary artistic masterpieces of the 20th century, one we have yet to fully assimilate. His name was Neil Armstrong and hi…


How Online Radicalization is Destabilizing Democracy

eand.co - A few years ago, I noticed a striking change. People — friends, colleagues, readers, family, mentors — seemed to suddenly somehow believe strange, improbable, fabulously foolish things. “But the EU’s…


76 billion opioid pills: Newly released federal data unmasks the epidemic

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - The data in the DEA database tracks the path of every single pain pill sold in the United States, including oxycodone, above. (John Moore/Getty Images) America’s largest drug companies saturated the …


Jeffrey Epstein’s Curiously Nimble Trading in LinkedIn Stock Raises Red Flags

wallstreetonparade.com - Is Jeffrey Epstein, the accused sex trafficker and sexual assaulter of dozens of underage girls potentially guilty of financial crimes as well? His criminal profile suggests that may well be worth in…


Epstein, Jane Doe, and Trump

[url=http://www.counterpunch.org]www.counterpunch.org[/url] - MSNBC calls it the “Epstein Firestorm.” Billionaire philanthropist and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested again July 6 on sex trafficking charges dating back to the early 2000s. Post…


It’s not your imagination. Allergy season gets worse every year.

[url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - The weather is warming. The flowers are blooming. Noses are running. Eyes are watering. It’s allergy season, and this year it’s been severe in states like Georgia, and cities like Chicago, where the …


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At rally, crowd responds to Trump’s criticism of Somali-born congresswoman Ilhan Omar with chants of ‘Send her back!’

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Ashley Parker and Ashley Parker White House reporter Email Bio Follow Colby Itkowitz Colby Itkowitz Congress, campaigns, health policy, Pennsylvania politics Email Bio Follow July 17 at 10:25 PM G…


Trump’s Racism Is Not Blundering -- It Is Tactically Deliberate

truthout.org - Donald Trump is a giant flapping racist and doesn’t give a single damn if that bothers you. Given this reality, it is important to note that when Trump dispensed with all pretense and held a one-man …


Jon Stewart accuses Rand Paul of ‘fiscal responsibility virtue signaling’ in stalling 9/11 victims funding

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Comedian Jon Stewart on Fox News on Wednesday. (Screengrab via YouTube/Fox News) By Allyson Chiu Allyson Chiu Reporter with the Morning Mix team Email Bio Follow July 18 at 5:54 AM Comedian Jon Stewa…


Opinion | Democrats say no one is above the law — except on immigration

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds a news conference in Washington on Jan. 24. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) By Marc A. Thiessen Marc A. Thiessen Columnist focusing on foreign and domes…


In Latin America, Using Crowd-Sourced Maps to Improve the Lives of Women

undark.org - On February 16, 2018, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the state of Oaxaca in Mexico, the third in a series of earthquakes to hit the country in less than a year. To provide shelter and offer aid to…


Yale psychiatrist: Trump using racism as a coping mechanism as his mental state rapidly deteriorates

[url=http://www.rawstory.com]www.rawstory.com[/url] - On Wednesday, President Donald Trump continued to attack the young congresswomen of color nicknamed “The Squad,” after he was criticized for saying the women should go back to their own countries, ev…


JIT Indictments and Reactions: Analyzing New Evidence Linking Separatists and Russian Officials to MH17 - bellingcat

[url=http://www.bellingcat.com]www.bellingcat.com[/url] - Today, 17 July 2019, is exactly five years since Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) was shot down by a Buk missile, fired from territory in East Ukraine controlled by Russian-directed militants. Aft…


Of Two Minds - The Three Ds of Doom: Debt, Default, Depression

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - "Borrowing our way out of debt" generates the three Ds of Doom: debt leads to default which ushers in Depression. Let's start by defining Economic Depression: a Depression is a Recession that isn't f…


The U.S. Military Will Have More Robots Than Humans by 2025

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - WASHINGTON – While cyborg soldiers and fully automated weapons have long been fodder for futuristic sci-fi thrillers, they are now a reality and, if the Pentagon gets its way, will soon become the no…


'Stolen lands': dozens arrested as Hawaiians protest $1.4bn telescope

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Dozens of people have been arrested on Hawaii’s Big Island this week after hundreds of protesters stood, lay and even chained themselves to structures in an effort to stop the construction of a billi…


We Finally Know Why Florida's Coral Reefs Are Dying, and It's Not Just Climate Change

[url=http://www.livescience.com]www.livescience.com[/url] - Climate change is killing the world's coral reefs. But it's not the only factor turning them into white, dead husks. According to a new study, all the chemicals humans are dumping into the ocean are …


Arctic heatwave hits world's northernmost settlement

[url=http://www.straitstimes.com]www.straitstimes.com[/url] - MONTREAL (AFP) - Temperatures hit a record high of 69.8 deg F (21 deg C) in Alert, the northernmost permanently inhabited spot on the planet less than 966km from the North Pole, the Canadian meteorol…


The U.S. Is Set to Roast This Week Under a Potentially Record-Setting Heat Wave

earther.gizmodo.com - The only thing worse than the hottest time of summer is a heat wave on top of the hottest time of summer. And lo and behold, that’s exactly what the eastern U.S. is to deal with. A powerful heat dome…


Southerners Want Action on Climate Change. Their Politicians Are Ignoring Them.

[url=http://www.vice.com]www.vice.com[/url] - Back in 2017 when Donald Trump reneged on our national commitment to fight climate change by pulling out of the Paris Agreement, a bunch of U.S. states formed a coalition to push back. Called the Uni…


The Bible says to welcome refugees

theconversation.com - The Trump administration will stop accepting asylum applications from migrants who could have claimed asylum in a different country before entering the U.S., it announced on July 15. The new interim …


World Hunger Is On the Rise and ‘Climate Shocks’ Are Partly to Blame, UN Says

earther.gizmodo.com - A staggering 2 billion people around the world don’t have enough nutritious food to eat, and climate shocks like drought, heat waves, and extreme rainfall have played a large role in their plight, ac…


Opinion | ‘Food Doesn’t Grow Here Anymore. That’s Why I Would Send My Son North.’

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - So the paradox is that American carbon emissions are partly responsible for wretchedness in Guatemala that drives emigration, yet when those desperate Guatemalans arrive at the U.S. border they are t…


Why Doing Harm Is Profitable | Current Affairs

[url=http://www.currentaffairs.org]www.currentaffairs.org[/url] - Arlie Russell Hochschild’s Strangers In Their Own Land profiles residents of deeply conservative parts of Louisiana, pondering why they are so opposed to government environmental regulations even as …


Noam Chomsky: “Worship of Markets” Is Threatening Human Civilization

truthout.org - We live in dangerous times — no doubt about it. How did we get to such a state of affairs where democracy itself is in a very fragile condition and the future of human civilization itself at stake? I…


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Opinion | FaceApp Shows We Care About Privacy but Don’t Understand It

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Privacy professionals and journalists have rightly noted that the real scandal here isn’t that FaceApp is an outlier, but approaching the industry standard. The vast majority of apps we download have…


Iran denies Donald Trump claim that US destroyed drone in strait of Hormuz

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Iran has denied that a US warship brought down one of its drones in the strait of Hormuz, amid heightened tensions between the two countries. The incident was first revealed by Donald Trump, who said…


How a racist tweet became a Trump rally chant in three short days

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Ashley Parker Ashley Parker White House reporter Email Bio Follow July 18 at 6:50 PM This is the story of how a racist suggestion — that four congresswomen of color “go back” to the “totally broke…


Donald Trump Has Been a Racist All His Life — And He Isn’t Going to Change After Charlottesville

theintercept.com - “Racism is evil,” declared Donald Trump on Monday, “and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are …


What Americans Do Now Will Define Us Forever

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Republicans, in the week since Trump’s initial tweet attacking the four representatives, have tried to argue that the president was criticizing their left-wing views and “hatred for America,” or that…


The Three Intersecting Reasons Ilhan Omar Gets Singled Out

theintercept.com - Rep. Ilhan Omar listens during a news conference on prescription drugs on Jan. 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., compared Omar’s comments to President Donald …


John Paul Stevens Was Right: Citizens United Opened the Door to Foreign Money in U.S. Elections

theintercept.com - John Paul Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court for 35 years until his retirement in 2010, died this Tuesday. Just before Stevens stepped down from the bench, he authored one of the most significa…


Andy Ngo Has The Newest New Media Career. It's Made Him A Victim And A Star.

[url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Christopher Mathias / HuffPost: A Fascist Trump Rally In Greenville — Scholars say the rally — where Trump supporters chanted “Send her back!” about Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar — is an escalation in Ameri…


Trump administration has gutted programs aimed at detecting weapons of mass destruction

[url=http://www.latimes.com]www.latimes.com[/url] - The Trump administration has quietly dismantled or cut back multiple programs that were created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to help detect and prevent terrorism involving weapons of mass destru…


DOJ policy blocking Trump from being indicted ‘factored into’ the end of the Stormy Daniels case: report

[url=http://www.rawstory.com]www.rawstory.com[/url] - Federal prosecutors decided to close the investigation into the 2016 criminal hush money payment to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal that benefitted the Trump campaign because, in part, of the polic…


200th New York firefighter dies from 9/11 illness as funding debate rages on

abcnews.go.com - As 9/11 first responders push Congress to extend funding for their care, a grim new marker was reached with the death of the 200th member of the New York City fire department from World Trade Center …


'Florida really tops the charts' of states climate change will heat up, report says

phys.org - Miamians are already used to stifling heat waves that leave them sprinting from air-conditioned cars to air-conditioned buildings or flocking to the beach to cool off. Or so they think. But if a new …


Manmade ruin adds 7,000 species to endangered 'Red List'

[url=http://www.france24.com]www.france24.com[/url] - Mankind's destruction of nature is driving species to the brink of extinction at an "unprecedented" rate, the leading wildlife conservation body warned Thursday as it added more than 7,000 animals, f…


Pentagon may have released weaponized ticks that helped spread of Lyme disease: Investigation ordered

[url=http://www.newsweek.com]www.newsweek.com[/url] - Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives quietly passed a bill requiring the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (DoD) to conduct a review into whether the Pentagon experimented with t…


The WHO Finally Sounds Its Loudest Alarm Over Ebola in the Congo

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - But the tenth and current outbreak is different. While the previous ones took place in the Congo’s northern and western regions, this one had the grave misfortune to spark up in the eastern provinces…


How Cyber Weapons Are Changing the Landscape of Modern Warfare

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - In the weeks before two Japanese and Norwegian oil tankers were attacked, on June 13th, in the... 


Why are climate change activists always accused of “extremism”?

[url=http://www.newstatesman.com]www.newstatesman.com[/url] - The climate change activist movement Extinction Rebellion has been accused of “extremism” by a former counter-terrorism chief. Richard Walton, who was head of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terroris…


Local is Our Future: Excerpt - Resilience

[url=http://www.resilience.org]www.resilience.org[/url] - [The following is an excerpt from the first chapter of Helena Norberg-Hodge’s new book Local is Our Future: Steps to an Economics of Happiness, published by Local Futures in July 2019.] For our speci…


The WHO Finally Sounds Its Loudest Alarm Over Ebola in the Congo

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - But the tenth and current outbreak is different. While the previous ones took place in the Congo’s northern and western regions, this one had the grave misfortune to spark up in the eastern provinces…


Heat stroke: A doctor offers tips to stay safe as temperatures soar

theconversation.com - I easily remember laughing at Wile E. Coyote trying to catch the Road Runner while watching Saturday morning cartoons as a child. I can still see the Coyote walking slowly through the sweltering dese…


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Trump says 'Iran is in big trouble' after it seized 2 British tankers

[url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk]www.dailymail.co.uk[/url] - The United States is deploying a military contingent to a base in Saudi Arabia that has been abandoned for the past 15 years, officials say, marking a major escalation in tension with Saudi's regiona…


Iran stokes Gulf tensions by seizing two British-linked oil tankers

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Iran seized two oil tankers – one registered in the UK, the other in Liberia – in the strait of Hormuz on Friday, marking a dramatic escalation in the worsening standoff in the Gulf. Iran’s Revolutio…


Trump Stops Pretending He Opposed Racist Chant, Smears Rep. Omar Again

splinternews.com - Because this is a story that won’t die, President Trump opened up a predictable new front in his war against Ilhan Omar and the progressive Squad on Friday by attacking the “crazed” media for coverin…


Inside the American Identity Movement’s Rocky Mountain Chapter

unicornriot.ninja - Denver, CO – Newly leaked chats provide a glimpse inside the Colorado and Rocky Mountain region chapters of Identity Evropa, the neo-nazi alt-right group that recently renamed itself the American Ide…


Of Two Minds - The Planetary Insanity of Eternal Economic Growth

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - This is the fantasy: we can rebuild our entire global industrial society every generation or two forever. "Earthrise" is one of the most influential photographs ever published. Taken on the Apollo 8 …


Europe prepares for 2nd major heat wave as Canada, U.S. swelter under heat dome

globalnews.ca - A heat wave already roasting Canada, the United States and parts of Europe is expected to intensify this weekend, prompting weather-related health concerns and cancellations. June has already been ma…


Trump’s Electoral College Edge Could Grow in 2020, Rewarding Polarizing Campaign

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - In such an election, the tipping-point state could have a net approval rating that is five points higher than the president’s national net approval rating, potentially allowing the president to win r…


Opinion | Defenders of a Racist President Use Jews as Human Shields

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - When the right presents Trump as an enemy of anti-Semitism, it goes beyond hypocrisy. Jews have thrived here as they have in few other places in the world because America at least aspires to be a mul…


Los Angeles police spied on anti-Trump protesters

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The Los Angeles police department has revealed in court that it infiltrated an activist group planning anti-Trump protests, in the latest case of US law enforcement spying on leftwing organizers. A c…


The Banking Elite Are Cannibalizing Greece and the World | New Eastern Outlook

journal-neo.org - When I read a tweet by Kathimerini reporter Yannis Palaiologos recalling an incident where former U.S. Ambassador to Greece David Pearce threatened the former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras abou…


What Amazon's decision to retrain a third of its employees means for the future of work

theconversation.com - Amazon’s announcement that it will invest US$700 million to retrain 100,000 employees – a third of its U.S. workforce – in new technologies is the latest reminder that the much-heralded future of wor…


Flu vaccine no match against bug that popped up near end - STAT

[url=http://www.statnews.com]www.statnews.com[/url] - ATLANTA — The flu vaccine turned out to be a big disappointment again. The vaccine didn’t work against a flu bug that popped up halfway through the past flu season, dragging down overall effectivenes…


What Kind of Country Doesn’t Understand What Fascism Is?

eand.co - One of the questions that we have to ask today is as simple as it is stark: how did America become a nation of idiots? There’s half of America, cheering on concentration camps and torture and whatnot…


We Finally Know Why Florida's Coral Reefs Are Dying, and It's Not Just Climate Change

[url=http://www.livescience.com]www.livescience.com[/url] - Climate change is killing the world's coral reefs. But it's not the only factor turning them into white, dead husks. According to a new study, all the chemicals humans are dumping into the ocean are …


This is the world's most relaxing song

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - Researchers found that listening to the song was as good as midazolam in relieving anxiety before regional anaesthesia. It may come as little surprise that music affects us in ways that are hard to f…


Brooklyn Landlord Won't Rent His 'Jewish Building' To Black Tenants, Suit Claims

gothamist.com - A Brooklyn landlord is being sued for housing discrimination, after allegedly describing one of his Midwood properties as a "Jewish building," and refusing for years to rent it out to black tenants. …


Major U.S. cities are leaking methane at twice the rate previously believed

[url=http://www.sciencemag.org]www.sciencemag.org[/url] - Data gathered from major U.S. East Coast cities, including New York City (above), reveal they are leaking methane at more than twice the previously reported rates. By Sid PerkinsJul. 19, 2019 , 2:30 …


Going to Ground: How to Prepare Your Homestead for Emergencies

[url=http://www.doomsdaymoose.com]www.doomsdaymoose.com[/url] - If you live off the grid in a homestead, you’ll want to be prepared for any emergencies that might arise. You won’t have access to some of the same resources that people living in larger communities …


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An onslaught of pills, hundreds of thousands of deaths: Who is accountable?

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Logan County, W.Va., saw more than 45 million oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills between 2006 and 2012, according to a DEA database. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) The origin, evolutio…


Former US NSA Chief Disclosed in Closed-Door Staff Meeting that Donald Trump Colluded with the Russians

tplnews.com - The Observer reported recently that the Director of the NSA, Admiral Mike Rogers, has admitted in a private town-hall-style meeting of NSA staffing that Donald Trump did, in fact, collude with the Ru…


Millions face hardship as Zimbabwe comes close to ‘meltdown’

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Millions of people in Zimbabwe face hardship, hunger and chaos as the economy comes close to “meltdown” and drought worsens. More than 18 months after the military coup that removed Robert Mugabe fro…


Trump's Middle East Policy is Pushing Yemen's Houthis into Iran's Hands

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - SANA’A, YEMEN — Leaders of Yemen’s Houthi (Ansar Allah) movement traded barbs with U.S. President Donald Trump this week after the president made remarks renewing his support for the Saudi-led coalit…


Trump administration has gutted programs aimed at detecting weapons of mass destruction

[url=http://www.latimes.com]www.latimes.com[/url] - The Trump administration has quietly dismantled or cut back multiple programs that were created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to help detect and prevent terrorism involving weapons of mass destru…


Mitch McConnell’s big donors are Wall Street firms — and only 9% of his funds comes from Kentucky

[url=http://www.rawstory.com]www.rawstory.com[/url] - Wall Street contributions helped Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raise $3 million last quarter. But just 9 percent of his donations came from individual donors in his home state of Kentucky. T…


Alan Dershowitz Cannot Stop Talking

nymag.com - One morning in July, days after his onetime client Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on sex-trafficking charges, the famed attorney Alan Dershowitz was reminiscing as he drove the winding roads of Martha’…


How the Plastics Industry Is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World

theintercept.com - A Bag’s Life is just one small part of a massive, industry-led effort now underway to suppress meaningful efforts to reduce plastic waste while keeping the idea of recycling alive. The reality of pla…


Apollo 11 brought a message of peace to the Moon - but Neil and Buzz almost forgot to leave it behind

theconversation.com - “How about that package out of your sleeve? Get that?” is certainly not the most famous phrase uttered by a human while on the Moon. And the items nestled in a small packet that astronaut Buzz Aldrin…


Brexit funder Arron Banks threatens Netflix over Great Hack documentary

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The businessman Arron Banks and the unofficial Brexit campaign Leave.EU have issued a legal threat against streaming giant Netflix in relation to The Great Hack, a new documentary about the Cambridge…


As Trump Backs Down, the Pips Squeak

[url=http://www.strategic-culture.org]www.strategic-culture.org[/url] - Last week it was all fire and brimstone. The US was threatening more sanctions on Iran, the Brits were seizing oil tankers and Iran was violating the JCPOA. This week things look different all of a s…


Two senators want antifa activists to be labeled ‘domestic terrorists.’ Here’s what that means.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Unidentified Rose City Antifa members beat up Andy Ngo, an independent journalist, on June 29 in Portland, Ore. Two Republican senators have introduced a resolution that would classify antifa protest…


Greta Thunberg: ‘They see us as a threat because we’re having an impact’

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Greta Thunberg. This time last year she was unimaginable. Then, pretty much from nowhere, there she was: small and slight, a girl just turned 16, the way-too-young odd person out on a panel of adults…


Satellite Images Show Vast Swaths of the Arctic On Fire

earther.gizmodo.com - Vast stretches of Earth’s northern latitudes are on fire right now. Hot weather has engulfed a huge portion of the Arctic, from Alaska to Greenland to Siberia. That’s helped create conditions ripe fo…


California Doctors warn Bubonic Plague could hit Los Angeles after Typhus Outbreaks

offgridsurvival.com - Talk show host/doctor Drew Pinsky, who predicted the current typhus outbreak infecting Los Angeles residents is now warning bubonic plague could soon sweep through Los Angeles and push out into the r…


The Subtle Seduction of the 'Warm' in Global Warming

undark.org - A Pew Research Center poll suggests Americans prefer hotter cities over colder ones by a margin of nearly 2 to 1. With every incongruous 50-degree Fahrenheit day in Boston this winter, I noticed the …


Inside the American Identity Movement’s Rocky Mountain Chapter

unicornriot.ninja - Denver, CO – Newly leaked chats provide a glimpse inside the Colorado and Rocky Mountain region chapters of Identity Evropa, the neo-nazi alt-right group that recently renamed itself the American Ide…


‘He always doubles down’: Inside the political crisis caused by Trump’s racist tweets

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - President Trump talks to reporters at the White House on Wednesday, days after he fired off a trio of racist tweets aimed at four Democratic lawmakers. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Michael…


How the United Nations is quietly being turned into a public-private partnership

[url=http://www.opendemocracy.net]www.opendemocracy.net[/url] - A new corporate and government marriage quietly took place last week when the leadership of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the United Nations (UN) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to pa…


How corporations prevent workers from getting ahead

[url=http://www.salon.com]www.salon.com[/url] - Many US workers are puzzled that, amid constant news of low unemployment and stocks reaching new record highs, their paychecks do not reflect this economic boom. Lately, economists have been struggli…


Foreskin reclaimers: the ‘intactivists’ fighting infant male circumcision

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The media officer of one of the UK’s top medical schools doesn’t realise she hasn’t muted herself as she puts me on hold. She sniggers with her colleague as she passes on my request – to speak to an …


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'Where were the police?' Hong Kong outcry after masked thugs launch attack

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url]- Pro-democracy activists and lawmakers in Hong Kong have accused the police of standing by as men dressed in white attacked commuters late on Sunday, leaving 45 hospitalised, including one who is crit…


The biggest civil trial in U.S. history will start with these Ohio counties

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - The sun sets on Cleveland in 2016. A CVS in nearby Parma, Ohio, received more opioids than any other drugstore in Cuyahoga County. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Jordan Heller and Lenny Bern…


Donald Trump’s Idea of Selective Citizenship

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - We have known since the earliest moments of Donald Trump’s political life that the epidermal lottery into which we are all cast is, to him, more than happenstance. Pigment is something foundational—a…


Israel begins demolishing Palestinian homes near separation wall | News

[url=http://www.aljazeera.com]www.aljazeera.com[/url] - Hundreds of Israeli troops, accompanied by bulldozers, have begun demolishing homes in the Palestinian village of Sur Baher despite Palestinian protests and international criticism. Residents of the …


Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence after 30 months in office

[url=http://www.washingtonexaminer.com]www.washingtonexaminer.com[/url] - SAN DIEGO, California — The Trump administration has not installed a single mile of new wall in a previously fenceless part of the U.S.-Mexico border in the 30 months since President Trump assumed of…


Trump Administration Announces Changes to Citizenship Test

[url=http://www.theroot.com]www.theroot.com[/url] - Because the white nationalists immigration hardliners in the executive branch just can’t help themselves from showing their true colors, Trump administration officials announced major changes to the …


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…


Why the federal government isn't prosecuting the officer who choked Eric Garner

theconversation.com - The Justice Department won’t file federal charges against the New York City police officer who put Eric Garner into the chokehold that led to his death. With the statute of limitations having run out…


A power outage and mobile money blackout expose the vulnerability of Zimbabwe’s economy

qz.com - On Saturday morning (Jul. 20) local time Zimbabweans experienced a system blackout on Econet Wireless, the country’s biggest telecoms operator after a significant power outage. Econet says the networ…


The Man Who Sold America: Joy-Ann Reid hosts a Trump house of horrors

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - How did we get Donald Trump? And how will we ever “undo the damage he has done”? These are the two questions Joy-Ann Reid focuses on in her new book, with much more about the former than the latter. …


The Psychology and Allure of Conspiracy Theories

undark.org - Did you hear about how the recent California wildfires were set intentionally? From an airplane? With a laser? To clear a path for a railroad? While your cousin may have obtained his information from…


4 crazy things that are happening in the Arctic right now

[url=http://www.weforum.org]www.weforum.org[/url] - A number of unusual events are sweeping across the Arctic as global warming disrupts weather patterns, the landscape, and the way of life in the icy wilderness. Earth’s average surface temperature ha…


Pompeii row erupts between rival scientific factions

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - It is one of the most ambitious archaeological missions ever undertaken. The Great Pompeii Project promises remarkable discoveries about life in the Roman empire, including the genetic profiles of th…


The best foods to eat for a good night’s sleep

qz.com - Sleep has become widely recognized as playing a really important role in our overall health and wellness—alongside diet, stress management, and exercise. Recently, researchers have been learning more…


Technology is destroying the most important asset in your life

qz.com - “Money isn’t the most important thing in the world. Your time is.” Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It …

The Weaponization of National Belonging, from Nazi Germany to Trump

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - This past week I found myself in Stuttgart, an industrial city in southwest Germany. As I usually do in a European city I haven’t visited before, I went to the local history museum to see how the sto…


Opinion | Boris Johnson Is How Britain Ends

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - In Northern Ireland, Mr. Johnson is beholden to the Democratic Unionist Party, a hard-line Northern Irish Protestant party on which he will depend for a majority in Parliament. That severely curtails…


On Listening to the Earth - Resilience

[url=http://www.resilience.org]www.resilience.org[/url] - This essay is part of our July 2019 Uncertain Future Forum on the topic: “If collapse is imminent, how do we respond?” It is a response to the essays that were posted in the first week, July 15-18. W…


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Of Two Minds - Our Ruling Elites Have No Idea How Much We Want to See Them All in Prison Jumpsuits

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url]- Even the most distracted, fragmented tribe of the peasantry eventually notices that they're not in the top 1%, or the top 0.1%. Let's posit that America will confront a Great Crisis in the next decad…


Justice Department tells Mueller to not answer a wide swath of questions

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Devlin Barrett and Devlin Barrett Reporter focusing on national security and law enforcement Email Bio Follow Matt Zapotosky Matt Zapotosky National security reporter covering the Justice Departme…


Trump announces support for two-year bipartisan budget deal that boosts spending, suspends debt limit

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Damian Paletta and Damian Paletta Reporter covering economic policy Email Bio Follow Erica Werner Erica Werner Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy Email Bio Follow July 22 at 8:24 P…


Widespread blackout hits Venezuela, government blames 'electromagnetic attack' - Reuters

[url=http://www.reuters.com]www.reuters.com[/url] - CARACAS (Reuters) - More than half of Venezuela’s 23 states lost power on Monday, according to Reuters witnesses and reports on social media, a blackout the government blamed on an “electromagnetic a…


He Was Told to Go Back to Africa. Instead, He May Go to the U.S. Senate.

theintercept.com - “It didn’t hit me until our senator decided to get involved. Really, I thought he was speaking to me also. I’m no different from the lady from Somalia,” Collins said, referring to Omar. “The only dif…


Mike Pence's nephew outed as 'section leader' who orchestrates chants at Trump rallies

theunitedstatesblues.com - Thanks to former White House aide Omarosa Mangault Newman, we now know that there are section leaders at each Trump rally who are tasked with urging the crowd to chant and also leads them in certain …


Citing Intense Public Interest, Judge Unseals Files in Case of Trump Associate Felix Sater

theintercept.com - A federal judge in Brooklyn ordered the unsealing on Monday of previously secret portions of the court record involving the criminal case of Felix Sater, a former associate of President Donald Trump …


Neighbors Stop ICE From Arresting a Man at His Hermitage Home

[url=http://www.nashvillescene.com]www.nashvillescene.com[/url] - Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents pulled up to a home in Hermitage Monday morning, planning to take a man who lives there into custody. But the man's neighbors ran them off. Neighbors say th…


Hong Kong: why thugs may be doing the government’s work

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - At a pro-government rally on Saturday, one speaker made a disconcerting proposal for disciplining Hong Kong’s young protesters. “Do we have canes at home? Bring out your canes,” said Arthur Shek, a c…


How the Plastics Industry Is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World

theintercept.com - A Bag’s Life is just one small part of a massive, industry-led effort now underway to suppress meaningful efforts to reduce plastic waste while keeping the idea of recycling alive. The reality of pla…


Israel Begins Razing Palestinian Homes in West Bank

[url=http://www.democracynow.org]www.democracynow.org[/url] - In the occupied Palestinian territories, hundreds of Israeli troops have begun demolishing homes in the Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood of Sur Baher, a West Bank village located close to the separation b…


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

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


What happens when parts of South Asia become unlivable?

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - Cruelly, as the overall amount of rain has decreased, leading to drought, the frequency of extreme rainfall, causing flooding and landslides, has actually gone up, the Nature study found. Researchers…


Babies Born Near Oil and Gas Wells Are 40 to 70% More Likely to Have Congenital Heart Defects, New Study Shows

[url=http://www.ecowatch.com]www.ecowatch.com[/url] - Previous studies about the effects of oil and gas drilling on cardiac health of newborns "did not take into account stage of pregnancy or what was happening at the wellpad during that window of time,…


Of 'Race Science' and Peer Review

undark.org - As soon as Barbara Boswell began reading the journal article, the associate professor of English at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa says she was surprised about the language it used…


Acid oceans may trigger mass extinction | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - A stable carbon cycle means life goes on. Too much carbon could wipe out many species. And acid oceans could hold the key. LONDON, 23 July, 2019 − Catastrophically widespread die-offs of many creatur…


The Stuff of Dystopian Nightmare

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Like most air travelers, Fields was focused on the logistics of his journey. He was hungry, and hoped to grab a quick dinner in the terminal before boarding his connecting flight to Philadelphia. Nei…


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Americans Can Handle the Truth. Mueller Needs to Give It to Them.

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Volume I strongly suggests that while the Trump team might not have conspired with the Russians, it didn’t have to. Fully aware of the fact that agents of an adverse foreign government were engaging …


Mueller makes last-minute ask to swear in deputy for hearing

[url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - (CNN) Special counsel Robert Mueller's deputy Aaron Zebley is expected to appear next to the special counsel as his counsel at Wednesday's hearings on the special counsel's report, according to a Hou…


Nadler Goes After The DOJ For Telling Mueller How To Testify

talkingpointsmemo.com - House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said Tuesday on CNN that it’s “incredibly arrogant” for the Department of Justice to try to curtail special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony, not least …


Opinion | Boris Johnson Is How Britain Ends

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - In Scotland, rancor at the sense that the country’s vote counted for little and subsequent repeated bouts of parliamentary chaos have led to renewed calls for a second independence ballot. Nicola Stu…


Pulitzer-prize winning reporter divulges his 5 most important questions for Robert Mueller

[url=http://www.rawstory.com]www.rawstory.com[/url] - This article was paid for by Raw Story subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. Did your office make any assessment of the degree to whi…


Fighting Youth Incarceration in Minnesota & Creating Alternatives

unicornriot.ninja - Twin Cities, MN – New issues revolving around out-of-home placements for youth have recently been brought up through protests and direct actions in the Twin Cities metro area. The effects of youth ‘p…


Laura Lippman: My 35-Year Love Affair with Marjorie Morningstar - "To me, it's a unicorn of a book—a so-called women's novel, written by a man, that takes its heroine very seriously."

crimereads.com - It was only when Herman Wouk died this past May at the age of 103 that I learned how to pronounce the surname of a man who wrote one of my favorite books. It’s “woke” not “walk” and it is at once apt…


Instant Classic Picture Catches Mitch McConnell Ignoring Jon Stewart In Senate Hallway

[url=http://www.politicususa.com]www.politicususa.com[/url] - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walked right past Jon Stewart and didn’t say a word in a moment that was captured in an instant classic photo. Here is the pic that was originally snapped by a …


‘The Great Hack’ Review: How Your Data Became a Commodity

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - This review of “The Great Hack” is the first article that I’ve felt mildly concerned about emailing to my editors. Why am I even using the internet? Why is Twitter open on another tab? Wouldn’t it be…


Is the dollar's "exorbitant privilege" coming to an end?

privatebank.jpmorgan.com - This material is for informational purposes only, and may inform you of certain products and services offered by J.P. Morgan’s wealth management businesses, part of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (“JPM”). Plea…


Caught on tape: ICE officers break window, drag man out of vehicle in front of family

[url=http://www.nbcnews.com]www.nbcnews.com[/url] - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers smashed the driver's side window of a Missouri man, dragged him out and arrested him in a violent confrontation caught on tape Monday. ICE officers i…


Recycling is broken, so we have to fix our disposable culture

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - Leyla Acaroglu calls recycling a "placebo" and calls for a reusable revolution to get us out of this mess. TreeHugger has long said that recycling is "a fraud, a sham, a scam perpetrated by big busin…


Under Trump, 26% of Climate Change References Have Vanished From .Gov Sites

[url=http://www.vice.com]www.vice.com[/url] - The Trump administration has undermined the fight against climate change by suffocating facts and science on government websites, according to a federal watchdog group that monitors thousands of gove…


Citing Intense Public Interest, Judge Unseals Files in Case of Trump Associate Felix Sater

theintercept.com - A federal judge in Brooklyn ordered on Monday the unsealing of previously secret portions of the court record involving the criminal case of Felix Sater, a former associate of President Donald Trump …


Climate Activists from Extinction Rebellion Glued Themselves to the Capitol to Disrupt House Votes

theintercept.com - The climate activism group, which was formally launched in the United Kingdom last October and has iterations in 45 countries, uses disruptive acts of civil disobedience to call on lawmakers around t…


Police Pan Florida Woman's 5:30 AM Performance Of The Nutcracker

[url=http://www.thesmokinggun.com]www.thesmokinggun.com[/url] - A Florida Woman arrested early yesterday for grabbing her husband’s genitals with “such force that the victim crumpled over and had trouble walking” told cops that she was just trying to “arouse” her…


EXCLUSIVE: HHS Is Shutting Down the Model Facility for Migrant Kids It Showed Off to Journalists

news.vice.com - When the Department of Health and Human Services wanted to show how well it was treating unaccompanied minors in its custody, it invited journalists and politicians to visit a new emergency shelter i…


Study finds climate change may be responsible for rise of deadly drug-resistant fungus

thehill.com - Climate change may be causing a wide-spread, drug-resistant fungus, according to a study published Tuesday in the American Society for Microbiology. Researchers found that the new fungal disease coul…


From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog

mikeruppert.blogspot.com - From Jenna Orkin US Army Admits It's Conducting A Classified "Secret Operation" Near D.C. U.S. and Afghan Forces Killed More Civilians Than Taliban Did, Report Finds ELON MUSK SAYS HYPERLOOP HIT A TO…


Closer than the Moon: 3 giant asteroids will whizz by Earth on Wednesday

[url=http://www.rt.com]www.rt.com[/url] - Estimated at 360 feet wide, asteroid 2015 HM10 is expected to fly past our planet on Wednesday, according to NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS). The next asteroid, 2019 OD, will be o…


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Of Two Minds - It's Not Just the News That's Fake--Everything's Fake

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url]- That we fall for the fakes and cons is understandable, given that's all we have left in the public sphere. What do we mean when we say corporate media is fake? We mean it's a carefully crafted con, a…


Mueller answers Trump taunts in testimony unlikely to change the political dynamic

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Ashley Parker , Ashley Parker White House reporter Email Bio Follow Rachael Bade , Rachael Bade Congressional reporter Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey and Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White Hous…


Mueller contradicts Trump in long-awaited testimony to Congress

thinkprogress.org - In long-awaited testimony to Congress, former special counsel Robert Mueller contradicted President Donald Trump, confirming that his investigation did not exonerate the president. “And what about to…


The Mueller hearing and the death of facts

theconversation.com - Listening to former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony on July 24, the nation heard a duel over the facts. Not what the facts imply, not our response to them, but what the facts are. Founding…


Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Roselló Resigns After Mass Protests

splinternews.com - After more than two weeks of mass protests calling for his ouster, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced on Wednesday that he will be resigning from his position, effective August 2. In his ann…


'This Is Just the Beginning': Puerto Ricans Celebrate as Historic Protests Force Resignation of Gov. Rosselló

[url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - Puerto Ricans erupted with joy and celebration after Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Wednesday night that he will resign amid historic protests over his corruption and slur-filled text messages, but …


Conspiring with Neo-Nazi Parties: Washington and the EU's Role in the Kiev Coup - Global Research

[url=http://www.globalresearch.ca]www.globalresearch.ca[/url] - In the weeks preceding the February 2014 ousting of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, American politicians were prominent in Kiev inciting the marchers so as to destabilize government institutio…


Asylum Seekers That Followed Trump Rule Now Don’t Qualify Because of New Trump Rule

[url=http://www.propublica.org]www.propublica.org[/url] - But now, thousands of people are being barred from the U.S. precisely because they followed those rules. Under an administration policy issued last week, most migrants who’ve passed through a third c…


Breaking- Russia Provides Turkey with Needed “Justification” to Back Down from S-400 Deal While Saving Face!

[url=http://www.newsbud.com]www.newsbud.com[/url] - Under tremendous economic and political pressure, Turkey ponders using the latest Russia-Syria offensives in Idlib as an excuse (aka justification) to back down from its S-400 deal with Russia. In th…


Trump flags and hats made in China are reportedly being held up at customs as trade war heats up

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - Trump-themed flags and hats made in China are reportedly being held up at US customs amid an intensifying trade war. Textile suppliers who export their goods to the US told China's state-run tabloid …


Millions Gear Up to Take Part in September's Global Climate Strikes

[url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - Global - Millions will take part in global climate strikes on the 20th + 27th September, and the "Week for Future” in between. Organisers say that it is on course to be the largest global mobilizatio…


In the Ancient Valleys of Macedonia, a Pall of Air Pollution

undark.org - A worker at an outdoor quicklime kiln in the southeastern village of Kosturino, Macedonia. The operation — just one of dozens of prominent sources of air pollution in the country — burns tires for fu…


A fleet of boats, a corrupt crew, and fresh locks — here's how smugglers loaded $1 billion worth of cocaine onto a ship owned by JPMorgan 

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - Fresh details about how smugglers loaded nearly 20 tons of cocaine worth an estimated $1 billion onto a ship owned by JPMorgan, and how US authorities discovered the drugs, have emerged. The MSC Gaya…


Russia Deployed Its Trolls to Cover Up the Murder of 298 People on MH17

[url=http://www.thedailybeast.com]www.thedailybeast.com[/url] - The bodies had hardly stopped falling from the sky on July 17, 2014, when the trolls of Russia’s Internet Research Agency went into action. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 had just been shot down over ea…


Fox & Friends co-anchor says friendly fast food employees “make a lot of money”

thetakeout.com - As the debate over a national $15 minimum wage continues, one of the primary rhetorical battlegrounds in recent months has been the restaurant world. Between the general U.S. standard of paying less …


America’s Collapse: #1 in a Series - PaulCraigRoberts.org

[url=http://www.paulcraigroberts.org]www.paulcraigroberts.org[/url] - America’s Collapse: #1 in a Series Readers aware that I, and Dmitry Orlov, have been chronicling America’s rapid decline ask me, “where did it all begin?” To answer that question would require a mass…


The Dirtiest Beaches in America - Organic Prepper

[url=http://www.theorganicprepper.com]www.theorganicprepper.com[/url] - If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Are you planning to take your family to the beach this summer? If so, you might want to know the dirty details of a …


Natural Gas Leaks are a Much Bigger Problem than we Thought - Resilience

[url=http://www.resilience.org]www.resilience.org[/url] - Natural gas has been touted as a green energy source by some because, when burned for fuel, it emits less CO2 than coal. But before that happens, leaks from across the natural gas supply chain — from…


Climate and Collapse: Only through the insurrection of civil societies will we avoid the worst

[url=http://www.activisme.fr]www.activisme.fr[/url] - Basta Mag: How has the climate situation evolved since the signing of the Paris Agreement - in the context of the COP 21 -, at the end of 2015? Christophe Bonneuil [1]: Greenhouse gas emissions conti…


USDA Report Sees Dire Climate-Change Impact on U.S. Crops

[url=http://www.wsj.com]www.wsj.com[/url] - Federally subsidized crop insurance covers as much as 85% of a farmer’s acres against natural disasters or declines in commodity prices. The government subsidizes 62% of the insurance premium on aver…


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Russians likely targeted election systems in all 50 states, Senate Intelligence report says - The Washington Post

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Kelly Monroe, left, an investigator with the Georgia secretary of state’s office, takes a look at a voting machine being tested at a polling site Oct. 19, 2017, in Conyers, Ga. (David Goldman/AP) By …


Did Mueller Validate CNN’s Retracted Russia Story?

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - Over the past few months, the once all-encompassing Russia probe faded from the forefront of public consciousness, supplanted by other major headlines, most recently the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. But …


It’s not just the Russians anymore as Iranians and others turn up disinformation efforts ahead of 2020 vote

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III warned Wednesday that Russia is trying to interfere in the 2020 election. (Andrew Harnik/AP) By Craig Timberg and Craig Timberg National reporter covering…


Robert Mueller and the Tyranny of ‘Optics’

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Breitbart News? Its homepage screamed, “Democrats Trumped Again. Dodges Questions—If He Understands Them.” Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School? “Far from breathing life into his damning report, the …


Congress quietly removes security clearance process from White House and transfers it to the Pentagon

[url=http://www.rawstory.com]www.rawstory.com[/url] - This article was paid for by Raw Story subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. Congress Forced Move After Putin’s Friend in the Oval Of…


Meet The Former Epstein 'Sex Slave' Who Helped Recruit Underage Girls For The 'Lolita Express'

[url=http://www.zerohedge.com]www.zerohedge.com[/url] - While anybody even remotely familiar with the Epstein story knows that his actions were irredeemably heinous, there are other characters in Epstein's orbit - characters who may have participated in w…


Of Two Minds - Once "Prosperity" Falters, the Legitimacy of the Status Quo Evaporates

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - All we're doing is waiting for the fake "prosperity" to crumble, and the resulting loss of credibility and legitimacy will follow like night follows day. The citizenry of corrupt regimes ruled by sel…


As Immigrants Become More Aware of Their Rights, ICE Steps Up Ruses and Surveillance

theintercept.com - At the same time, ICE has intensified its use of tactics designed to create confusion and fear in communities, and the agency’s ruses have grown more various and elaborate. Advocates say that ICE age…


For Owners of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching Too

theintercept.com - The “smart home” of the 21st century isn’t just supposed to be a monument to convenience, we’re told, but also to protection, a Tony Stark-like bubble of vigilant algorithms and internet-connected se…


Paris latest to break record in Europe heatwave

[url=http://www.bbc.com]www.bbc.com[/url] - Paris saw a record high temperature of 42.6C (108.7F) on Thursday, amid a heatwave that broke records across Western Europe. A red alert was issued in north France. Germany also set a new national te…


Pentagon Wants 16-Year-Old Kids To Fight The Empire's Wars

[url=http://www.zerohedge.com]www.zerohedge.com[/url] - Authored By Kurt Nimmo via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, The Pentagon is desperate. Far too many millennials are criminals, so luring them in to become the latest crop of bullet stop…


University of Mississippi Students Face Possible Civil Rights Investigation After Posing With Guns in Front of Emmett Till Memorial — ProPublica

[url=http://www.propublica.org]www.propublica.org[/url] - This article was produced in partnership with the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. This story is part of an ongoing investi…


Our lives have been co-opted by the Convenience Industrial Complex

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - Nobody ever lost money making things easier or more convenient, and our planet is paying the price. After the Second World War, the aluminum industry had a problem; there were all these dams built to…


Truth billboards - imagine if Extinction Rebellion did advertising

ecohustler.com - 8. Looking after the Grandchildren Tigga Sound System is a dub reggae collective based in Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. Founded by Wooden Books publisher and dub fiend John Martineau, Tigga has to date …


Animals failing to adapt to speed of climate crisis, study finds

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The speed of climate disruption is outstripping many animals’ capacity to adapt, according to a study that warns of a growing threat to even common species such as sparrows, magpies and deer. Scienti…


The packaged food industry's shameful role in chronic disease

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - Researchers analyzed over 200,000 barcoded products, which comprise 80% of Americans' calorie consumption, and found that 71% were ultra-processed. According to the CDC, six in 10 adults in the Unite…


I'm a scientist. Under Trump I lost my job for refusing to hide climate crisis facts | Maria Caffrey

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The Trump administration’s hostility towards climate science is not new. Interior climate staffer Joel Clement’s reassignment and the blocking of intelligence aide Rod Schoonover’s climate testimony,…


Alaskan glaciers melting 100 times faster than previously thought

[url=http://www.nationalgeographic.com]www.nationalgeographic.com[/url] - A new way of measuring how some glaciers melt below the surface of the water has uncovered a surprising realization: Some glaciers are melting a hundred times faster than scientists thought they were.


Moody’s Buys Climate Data Firm, Signaling New Scrutiny of Climate Risks

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Sudden shocks such as floods, wildfires or storms can hurt businesses and send residents fleeing, taking away the tax revenue that governments use to pay their debts. And longer-term threats — such a…


The Tyranny Of The Police-State Disguised As Law-And-Order

[url=http://www.zerohedge.com]www.zerohedge.com[/url] - Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “But these weren’t the kind of monsters that had tentacles and rotting skin, the kind a seven-year-old might be able to wrap his mind around -…


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Europe’s heat wave is about to bake the Arctic

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - European land surface temperatures Thursday as sensed via satellite. (European Union, Copernicus Sentinel-3 imagery, processed by Antonio Vecoli) By Andrew Freedman Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on…


Supreme Court says Trump can proceed with plan to spend military funds for border wall construction

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Robert Barnes Robert Barnes Reporter covering the U.S. Supreme Court Email Bio Follow July 26 at 10:40 PM A split Supreme Court said Friday night that the Trump administration could proceed with i…


Hong Kong: thousands march in Yuen Long amid police standoff

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Hundreds of protesters marching in Yuen Long, the district in Hong Kong where suspected gang members attacked commuters last weekend, are locked in a standoff with riot police officers. Protesters in…


A Call to Put an End to Inhumane Conditions at the Border

[url=http://www.thenation.com]www.thenation.com[/url] - Children observe the movements of the US Border Patrol agents from the Mexican side where the border meets the Pacific Ocean, Tijuana, Mexico, on Friday, November. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) Yo…


Ethics Probes Launched at Department of the Interior and EPA

undark.org - Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt visits oil rig manufacturer Watson Hopper Inc. in Hobbs, New Mexico. Visual: Tami A. Heilemann/U.S. Department of the Interior Two new ethics probes w…


We Tested Europe’s New Lie Detector for Travelers — and Immediately Triggered a False Positive

theintercept.com - However, some academics are questioning the value of the system, which they say relies on pseudoscience to make its decisions about travelers’ honesty. Ray Bull, professor of criminal investigation a…


From Trump to Johnson, nationalists are on the rise – backed by billionaire oligarchs | George Monbiot

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Seven years ago the impressionist Rory Bremner complained that politicians had become so boring that few of them were worth mimicking: “They’re quite homogenous and dull these days … It’s as if chara…


Trump Tries to Think Up Crime by Obama, Comes Up With ‘Wrote Book’

nymag.com - President Trump expressed irritation that House Democrats are challenging his unprecedented refusal to disclose his tax returns and even more unprecedented insistence on using his office for private …


The Iowa Circus

[url=http://www.rollingstone.com]www.rollingstone.com[/url] - Traveling hundreds of miles across Iowa, passing cornfields and covered bridges, visiting quaint small town after quaint small town, listening to the stump speeches of Democrat after would-be Donald …


Erdogan says Turkey will destroy militants in north Syria regardless of U.S. talks

news.yahoo.com - ANKARA, July 26 (Reuters) - Turkey is determined to destroy the "terror corridor" east of the Euphrates river in Syria regardless of how talks conclude with the United States on a planned safe zone i…


Killing Tariq: Why We Must Rethink the Roots of Jewish Settlers Violence

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - Seven-year-old Tariq Zabania from Al-Khalil (Hebron) was killed on the spot when an Israeli Jewish settler ran his car over him on July 15. Little Tariq’s photograph, lying face down on the road, was…


Dispatches From the World Beneath Our Feet

undark.org - In late June 2018, a dozen gangly boys from the unassuming border town of Mae Sai, Thailand, set out for what was supposed to be a brief adventure with their soccer coach to a “hidden city”— an elabo…


Huge swathes of the Arctic are ablaze - here's why

[url=http://www.bbc.co.uk]www.bbc.co.uk[/url] - Wildfires are ravaging the Arctic, with areas of northern Siberia, northern Scandinavia, Alaska and Greenland engulfed in flames. Lightning frequently triggers fires in the region but this year they …


Eventually, We Will All Be Climate Refugees

truthout.org - While I was in Iraq reporting on the occupation from 2003 to 2013, the man who was my primary interpreter was named Harb. Harb’s son miraculously managed to escape war-torn Baghdad and move to the U.…


The disinformation age: a revolution in propaganda

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Father came out of the sea and was arrested on the beach: two men in suits standing over his clothes as he returned from his swim. They ordered him to get dressed quickly, pull his trousers over his …


Revealing the Secret Lives of Cells With Advanced Microscopy

undark.org - Open any biology textbook, and you’ll encounter an artistic rendering of a perfectly round cell, says biophysicist Winfried Wiegraebe. Yet the truth is more complex. Wiegraebe’s team at the Allen Ins…


Woodstock 50 Organizers Attempt to Move Festival to Maryland

[url=http://www.rollingstone.com]www.rollingstone.com[/url] - Woodstock 50 organizers said they will attempt to relocate the festival from upstate New York to Columbia, Maryland in a last-ditch effort to save the beleaguered event, Bloomberg reported. Organizer…


No, Lyme disease is not an escaped military bioweapon, despite what conspiracy theorists say

theconversation.com - Could Lyme disease in the U.S. be the result of an accidental release from a secret bioweapons experiment? Could the military have specifically engineered the Lyme disease bacterium to be more insidi…


Heatwave: Think It’s Hot in Europe? The Human Body Is Already Close to Thermal Limits Elsewhere

[url=http://www.strategic-culture.org]www.strategic-culture.org[/url] - I am a scientist who researches climate hazards. This week I have published research on the potential for a catastrophic cyclone-heatwave combo in the global south. Yet over the past few days I have …


The real reason why we didn't go back to the Moon: The decline of spaceflight

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - The real reason why we didn't go back to the Moon: The decline of spaceflight Among the massive onslaught of fake news we are subjected to, a particularly obnoxious one is that the Moon landings neve…


We’ve officially exhausted the Earth’s natural resources for the year

[url=http://www.fastcompany.com]www.fastcompany.com[/url] - Earth Overshoot Day marks the point at which we’ve collectively blown through the amount of food, timber, fiber, and carbon that the planet can renew or manage in a year. It’s a barometer for how bad…


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Mitch McConnell received donations from voting machine company lobbyists before blocking election security bills

[url=http://www.newsweek.com]www.newsweek.com[/url] - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell squashed two bills intended to ensure voting security on Thursday, just one day after former special counsel Robert Mueller warned that Russians were attempting…


'Mitch McConnell is a Russian' trends after GOP senator blocks election security bills

thehill.com - The phrase “Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell'Mitch McConnell is a Russian' trends after GOP senator blocks election security bills McConnell under fire for burying election bills in …


Maryland has words for Trump over tweet attacking Baltimore and congressman

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - A blighted home in West Baltimore, where the homicide rate has made it the nation’s third most dangerous city. (Patrick Semansky/AP) By Fredrick Kunkle and Fredrick Kunkle Reporter covering the exper…


Inside Liberty University’s ‘culture of fear’: How Jerry Falwell Jr. silences students and professors who reject his pro-Trump politics.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - The Jerry Falwell Memorial at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Falwell founded Liberty University in 1971. His son, Jerry Falwell Jr., is now the school's president. (Marlena Sloss/The Washington…


Boris Johnson 'turbo-charging' no-deal Brexit plans, say ministers

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Boris Johnson is “turbo-charging” preparations to leave the EU without a deal on 31 October as his government’s number one priority, according to several senior cabinet ministers. The new prime minis…


Trump campaign sees political advantage in a divisive appeal to working-class white voters

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Toluse Olorunnipa and Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email Bio Follow Ashley Parker Ashley Parker White House reporter Email Bio Follow July 27 at 9:40 AM President Trump launched another …


'No difference': Hong Kong police likened to thugs after Yuen Long violence

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Hong Kong police have come under criticism for charging protesters in a mass transit station in Yuen Long, where some were resting or preparing to leave after clashes with police on Saturday. In scen…


Bellingcat journalists targeted by failed phishing attempt – TechCrunch

techcrunch.com - Investigative news site Bellingcat has confirmed several of its staff were targeted by an attempted phishing attack on their ProtonMail accounts, which the journalists and the email provider say fail…


In Secret Chats, Brazil’s Chief Corruption Prosecutor Worried That Bolsonaro’s Justice Minister Would Protect President’s Son From Scandals

theintercept.com - That meant that the cloud of scandal around Jair Bolsonaro’s son, a newly elected senator, was not just about allegations of “mere” stealing of public funds. They suggested something much darker: dee…


Global Economy Propped Up By U.S. Shale Oil Ponzi Scheme – SRSrocco Report

srsroccoreport.com - Few analysts realize that for the past decade, the global economy has been propped up by the U.S. Shale Oil Ponzi Scheme. Without the huge increase in U.S. shale oil production, the global economy wo…


President Who Can’t Read Wants Obama's Book Deal Investigated

[url=http://www.theroot.com]www.theroot.com[/url] - Man, the president must be really pressed to come up with this doozy. On Wednesday, former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Com…


Judge dismisses libel suit against Washington Post brought by Covington Catholic High School student

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Ky. Student Nicholas Sandmann was with a group visiting Washington in January when he was filmed standing face to face with a Native American activist at…


‘The Era of People Like You Is Over’: How Turkey Purged Its Intellectuals

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Many of the scholars engaged in creating Turkey’s early constitutions came from Mulkiye. The legislators tasked with building the young republic were able to do so in part because, even if their poli…


Why We’re Moving Forward With Impeachment

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Three months ago, Special Counsel Robert Mueller completed his investigation into Russian election interference and President Donald Trump’s obstruction of justice. When the redacted report finally b…


Enslaved on a British cannabis farm: ‘The plants were more valuable than my life’

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - It was still dark on the morning of 25 October 2013, when police smashed down the door of a seemingly empty two-floor house in a rural corner of Chesterfield. Once inside they found that their tip-of…


The Bill for America First Is Coming Due

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Read: Iran is acting like the international villain of Trump’s policy As it happens, these efforts are consistent with Trump’s insistence that allies do more for themselves. Secretary of State Mike P…


Why Conservatives Pretend Big Tech Is Muzzling Them

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - We have trained the algorithms to feed us more extreme content every time. The algorithms are designed to work that way. We change YouTube and Facebook, so YouTube and Facebook change us—and not for …


The Trump Tax Cuts Worked (As a Scam)

nymag.com - In 2017, more than 27 million Americans lacked health insurance of any kind. Many of our nation’s public schools were struggling to stock their classrooms with basic supplies, or to pay their teacher…


Berkeley became first US city to ban natural gas. Here's what that may mean for the future

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Berkeley this week became the first city in the United States to ban natural, fossil gas hook-ups in new buildings. The landmark ordinance was passed into law on Tuesday, after being approved unanimo…


Research Highlight: Loss of Arctic's Reflective Sea Ice Will Advance Global Warming by 25 Years

scripps.ucsd.edu - Losing the remaining Arctic sea ice and its ability to reflect incoming solar energy back to space would be equivalent to adding one trillion tons of CO2 to the atmosphere, on top of the 2.4 trillion…


Canada’s forgotten rainforest

thenarwhal.ca - On a balmy day in mid-July, in the heart of British Columbia, Dominick DellaSala steps out of a rented truck to examine the remains of one of the rarest ecosystems on the planet. DellaSala, a scienti…


Alarming Sonar Results Show Glaciers May Be Melting Faster Than We Expected

[url=http://www.scientificamerican.com]www.scientificamerican.com[/url] - From Alaska to Antarctica, thousands of glaciers flow over the land and out to the ocean. These tidewater glaciers are rapidly retreating and melting, like much of Earth’s ice, continually adding to …


What It Feels Like to Die from Heat Stroke

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Quantum Darwinism Could Explain What Makes Reality Real

[url=http://www.quantamagazine.org]www.quantamagazine.org[/url] - It’s not surprising that quantum physics has a reputation for being weird and counterintuitive. The world we’re living in sure doesn’t feel quantum mechanical. And until the 20th century, everyone as…


If Bees Can Prevent Bad Information From Going Viral, so Can We

undark.org - Humans are not the only animals to display collective intelligence. Bees are also well known for their ability to make accurate collective decisions and are capable of avoiding maladaptive herding. W…


The secret history of why soda companies switched from sugar to high-fructose corn syrup

[url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - In a mesmerizing recent article, Mother Jones’ Tim Murphy recounts the surprising backstory of one of corporate marketing’s greatest flops: Coca-Cola’s quickly aborted 1985 effort to tweak its formul…


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At least 3 reportedly dead, multiple injured in shooting at California food festival

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Allyson Chiu and Allyson Chiu Reporter with the Morning Mix team Email Bio Follow Meagan Flynn Meagan Flynn Morning Mix reporter Email Bio Follow July 29 at 12:08 AM At least three people are dead…


Trump impeachment inquiry has begun, Founders would say 'finally'

[url=http://www.usatoday.com]www.usatoday.com[/url] - Don’t let anybody fool you: We are engaged in an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s “high crimes and misdemeanors,” to quote the Constitution. The inquiry began on Friday, July 26. No …


Buried Bombshell: Fox News Poll Shows Only 45 Percent of Americans Oppose Impeachment

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Of Two Minds - Why Is What Was Once Affordable to Many Now Only Affordable to the Wealthy?

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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is leaving office after clashing with Trump on national security

[url=http://www.cnbc.com]www.cnbc.com[/url] - Coats had previously served as the U.S. ambassador to Germany during former President George W. Bush's administration, and as a U.S. senator representing Indiana. He was confirmed as Trump's Director…


The man reportedly taking over as head of national intelligence is a Trump cheerleader

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Johnson told no-deal Brexit will crush domestic policy plans

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Boris Johnson’s ambitious domestic agenda would be crushed by the pressing needs of the emergency that would follow a no-deal Brexit, a new report by a Whitehall thinktank has concluded. The Institut…


While the planet burns, Ohio's coal industry gets a bailout | Leah C Stokes

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Nearly 1,400 detained in Moscow protest; largest in decade

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'People are dying': how the climate crisis has sparked an exodus to the US

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“The Girls Were Just So Young”: The Horrors of Epstein’s Private Island

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Opinion | Don’t get complacent. Things really are that bad under Trump.

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The Bolsonaro Government’s Aggressive Response Shows Why Our Reporting on the Secret Brazil Archive Is So Vital

theintercept.com - When news emerged this week that the Federal Police had arrested four people accused of hacking the Telegram accounts of various Brazilian officials and providing some of that content to The Intercep…


If you die via asteroid, this is how it will happen

[url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - The chances of dying via an asteroid impact are very, very small. Asteroids that pose an existential threat to life on Earth only strike once every 500,000 years or more. Even the 140-meter-wide aste…


America’s packaged food supply is ultra-processed

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Capital One says data breach affected 100 million credit card applications

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Billionaire Ray Dalio: U.S. economy must change or there will be 'conflict' between the rich and poor

[url=http://www.cnbc.com]www.cnbc.com[/url] - The United States must change its economic system or there will be conflict between the rich and the poor. So says billionaire hedge fund guru and finance entrepreneur Ray Dalio. "Capitalism needs to…


Trump Intel Pick John Ratcliffe Started Theory of FBI Anti-Trump ‘Secret Society’

[url=http://www.thedailybeast.com]www.thedailybeast.com[/url] - President Trump’s new pick for director of national intelligence played a role last year in popularizing what briefly became one of the right’s most easily debunked conspiracy theories about the inve…


#MoscowMitch defends blocking election security bill, rejects criticism he is aiding Russia

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Paul Kane Paul Kane Senior congressional correspondent and columnist Email Bio Follow July 29 at 6:07 PM Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday defended his decision to block an election…


No One Is Safe: How Saudi Arabia Makes Dissidents Disappear

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - Prince Khaled bin Farhan al-Saud sat in one of the few safe locations he frequents in Düsseldorf and ordered each of us a cup of coffee. With his close-cropped goatee and crisp gray suit, he looked s…


Protest Shuts Down Highway, Marches Through Eagan’s High-End Outlet Mall

unicornriot.ninja - Eagan, MN – Protests shut down roads around Eagan’s Outlet Mall and miles of Minnesota Highway 13 on Saturday, July 27. About 100 protesters marched through the area seeking justice for 23-year-old s…


About that Counter-Iran Coalition...

[url=http://www.defenseone.com]www.defenseone.com[/url] - What if the United States threw a party and no one came? It is finding out in the Persian Gulf, where Trump administration’s calls to unite to counter Iranian aggression are being met with caution, c…


Violence Has Spiked in Africa Since the Military Founded AFRICOM, Pentagon Study Finds

theintercept.com - Since U.S. Africa Command began operations in 2008, the number of U.S. military personnel on the African continent has jumped 170 percent, from 2,600 to 7,000. The number of military missions, activi…


'Keep Up These Racial Disparities': Protester Kicked Out of Courtroom for Blasting Judge Who Freed Armed White Nationalist

[url=http://www.theroot.com]www.theroot.com[/url] - Authorities ushered a man out of a Vermont courtroom after he boldly interrupted court proceedings to condemn a judge for releasing an avowed white supremacist who keeps defying court orders banning …


Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Health Care for All — Unless it Doesn't

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Mike Pompeo Is Donald Trump’s De Facto Intelligence Czar

theintercept.com - Photo illustration: Elise Swain/The Intercept; Photos: Getty Images (2) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is still heavily influencing the U.S. intelligence community, more than a year after he left the…


Are We Reaching the Tipping Point (of Global Collapse)?

eand.co - There’s a tiny question that keeps recurring to me these days. Have we reached the tipping point of global collapse? Are we past the point of no return when it comes to an immediate future of climate…


Lost Cities and Climate Change

blogs.scientificamerican.com - Not far from my grandmother’s house is a ghost city. At Angel Mounds on the Ohio river about eight miles west of Evansville, there are a few visible earthworks and a reconstructed wattle-and-daub bar…


Fire and flood apocalypse with wildfires raging and dire threat to Baikal, world’s deepest lake

siberiantimes.com - Fire and flood apocalypse hit Siberia and Russian Far East. A series of natural disasters are hitting Siberia, with the latest a dire threat from severe flooding to Baikal - the oldest and deepest la…


Living without water: the crisis pushing people out of El Salvador

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Just after 6am, Victor Funez fills a three-gallon plastic pitcher with water from a tap in the cemetery, balances it on his head and trudges home, where his wife waits to soak maize kernels so she ca…


Why parents should fear measles, not the vaccine

theconversation.com - The oxygen flow was at maximum but it wasn’t enough to keep Aliyah alive. Her measles-damaged lungs failed in the night. Aliyah was one of hundreds of children with measles that I looked after in a s…


Maunakea Protectors Supported at Gathering at Dakota Sacred Site

unicornriot.ninja - St.Paul, Minnesota – Sunday, July 28 Indigenous peoples and allies gathered to share prayer, story, song, and dance to support the Kia’i (Protectors) of the mountain Maunakea, in Hawaii, which is hel…


NASA Fed Apollo 11 Moon Rocks to Cockroaches (And Then Things Got Even Weirder)

[url=http://www.space.com]www.space.com[/url] - It's too weird to make up: NASA fed some of its precious Apollo 11 lunar samples to cockroaches. And dumped it in fishbowls. And injected mice with it. No, really. NASA still has most of the moon roc…


How Online Radicalization is Destabilizing Democracy

eand.co - A few years ago, I noticed a striking change. People — friends, colleagues, readers, family, mentors — seemed to suddenly somehow believe strange, improbable, fabulously foolish things. “But the EU’s…


Government by Blackmail

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