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Doomstead Diner Daily 9/21
« Reply #1020 on: September 21, 2019, 05:40:57 AM »

Doomstead Diner Daily September 21


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Millions take to streets in youth-led rally for climate change action

[url=http://www.nbcnews.com]www.nbcnews.com[/url] - Crowds of children jammed the streets of major cities Friday in a global show of force to demand action on climate change, with many young people skipping school in protest and sharing a unified mess…


Why kids are striking for the planet

[url=http://www.mnn.com]www.mnn.com[/url] - Young people from around the globe are striking from school on Sept. 20 in a global call for action, and asking adults to join them. From the U.S. to Sweden and Germany to Japan and Hong Kong and mor…


New York’s Climate Strike and the Things That Make Teen-Agers March

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - Each generation inherits the messes made by its predecessors, and their mythologies, too. Like many nineties kids, I grew up on stories and photographs of anti-Vietnam protests: young people in flare…


Trump’s freeze on Ukraine aid draws new scrutiny amid push for Biden investigation

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Karoun Demirjian Karoun Demirjian Congressional reporter focusing on national security Email Bio Follow September 20 at 9:05 PM Revelations that President Trump pressured Ukraine’s new leader to i…


Opinion | Trump has done plenty to warrant impeachment. But the Ukraine allegations are over the top.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By George T. Conway III and Neal Katyal September 20 at 7:56 PM George T. Conway III is a lawyer in New York. Neal Katyal, a law professor at Georgetown University, previously served as the acting so…


Trump and Giuliani’s Quest for Fake Ukraine "Dirt” on Biden: An Explainer

[url=http://www.justsecurity.org]www.justsecurity.org[/url] - Vice President Mike Pence was about to finish a routine joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw last week, when he got two astutely specific questions about his meeting th…


The Question Posed by Trump’s Phone Call

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - These treasons would emerge into daylight after the overthrow of Charles’s brother and the Stuart dynasty in 1688. For the men of 1787, these events of the century before their own felt as vivid and …


William Barr Has Long Tried to Limit What a President Must Share With Congress. The Whistleblower Complaint is No Exception.

theintercept.com - Before the acting director of national intelligence decided to stonewall Congressional requests to see a mysterious whistleblower complaint deemed “urgent,” he reportedly took the highly unusual step…


Hong Kong riot police fire teargas at protesters as unrest continues

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Hong Kong riot police have fired teargas and charged towards protesters at an out-of-town district in Hong Kong as groups of pro-China supporters ripped anti-government protest messages from “Lennon …


Trump deploys reinforcements to Persian Gulf to defend ‘American oil’ & other assets, not US allies

[url=http://www.rt.com]www.rt.com[/url] - The Persian Gulf is a powder keg, and any aggressive action by the Saudis or any other regional player “could trigger some sort of conflict that draws the US in” – but Americans are unlikely to fall …


Why did Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet fly to Riyadh on the eve of the 2016 election?

[url=http://www.insider.com]www.insider.com[/url] - In August, Insider reported that Jeffrey Epstein's private jet was spotted over the Arabian Peninsula on the eve of Election Day 2016. The available flight data was incomplete, however, leaving the G…


Earth warming more quickly than thought, new climate models show

[url=http://www.afp.com]www.afp.com[/url] - Greenhouse gases thrust into the atmosphere mainly by burning fossil fuels are warming Earth's surface more quickly than previously understood, according to new climate models set to replace those us…


'The men who plundered Europe': bankers on trial for siphoning €60bn

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - They have been called “the men who plundered Europe”: a group of cowboy traders, seasoned tax lawyers and mathematical whizz kids who are alleged to have conspired in the heart of the City of London …


Chelsea Manning imprisoned without charge for six months for refusing to testify against Julian Assange

[url=http://www.wsws.org]www.wsws.org[/url] - The courageous whistleblower Chelsea Manning has now been held in a federal detention center in Alexandria, Virginia for more than six months. Manning has not been charged with or committed any crime…


One-Third of American Workers Pay Is Being Stolen. Here’s How

[url=http://www.unz.com]www.unz.com[/url] - If you’re a member of the working class, 1/3 of your pay has been stolen from you. You would think this would be front page news every day until the problem is fixed. Not only is that a huge amount o…


We’re Now in the Hot Zone for Impeachment

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - All this could reinvigorate an impeachment drive that has appeared to be sputtering. A good chunk of Pelosi’s caucus was already chafing at her reluctance to push forward. The Ukraine episode will in…


Wealth that concentrates kills

[url=http://www.intrepidreport.com]www.intrepidreport.com[/url] - The weight of the wealth that sits at the top of America’s economic order isn’t just squeezing dollars out of the wallets of average Americans. That concentrated wealth is shearing years off of Ameri…


‘Boiling us like frogs’: China’s clampdown on Muslims creeps into the heartland, finds new targets

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Hui Muslim men leave the Laohuasi mosque after Friday prayers in Linxia, in China's Gansu province, in 2018. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images) By Gerry Shih Gerry Shih China Correspondent Email Bio …


Most Greenlanders feel effects of climate change | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - The climate crisis is part of daily life near the North Pole for most Greenlanders, with 75% saying they have felt it themselves. LONDON, 20 September, 2019 − Most Greenlanders, those who live in the…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 9/22
« Reply #1021 on: September 22, 2019, 05:24:34 AM »


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Trump: My Crimes Can’t Be Investigated While I’m President

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - As you may or may not have heard, Donald Trump refused to release his tax returns while running for president, claiming, falsely, that an audit prevented him from doing so but that the public would s…


Trump’s Ukraine call reveals a president convinced of his own invincibility

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - As the Ukraine story heated up Friday, President Trump was preparing to host a state dinner. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Philip Rucker , Philip Rucker White House Bureau Chief Email Bio F…


Trump is a Clear and Present Danger to America and the World

robertreich.org - In retrospect, what’s most disturbing about “Sharpiegate” isn’t Donald Trump’s clumsy effort to doctor a National Weather Service map or even his brazen move to get the same agency to lie on his beha…


If This Isn’t Impeachable, Nothing Is

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - If this in itself is not impeachable, then the concept has no meaning. Trump’s grubby commandeering of the presidency’s fearsome and nearly uncheckable powers in foreign policy for his own ends is a …


Is Anyone Surprised That Trump Is Sending Troops To Saudi Arabia To Protect Oil?

[url=http://www.wonkette.com]www.wonkette.com[/url] - During the 2000 election and even after, one of the absolute stupidest troll arguments in favor of Trump was that he, supposedly, was "anti-war" and an isolationist. While anyone with half a brain co…


Iran’s Foreign Minister: ‘I’m Not Confident That We Can Avoid a War’

[url=http://www.thedailybeast.com]www.thedailybeast.com[/url] - Iran’s foreign minister has accused the Trump administration of “posturing” by announcing plans to send troops to Saudi Arabia in the wake of attacks on oil facilities there last week. “I think it's …


Warren Accuses Congress of Complicity in Trump's Continued Abuses

truthout.org - Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused the U.S. Congress of complicity in President Donald Trump’s continued abuse of power late Friday, after reports surfaced of his alleged attempts to solicit foreign meddl…


Of Two Minds - Automation and the Crisis of Work

[url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - Technology, like natural selection, has no goal. When it comes to the impact of automation (robots, AI, etc.) on jobs, there are two schools of thought: one holds that technology has always created m…


International Conference in Syria on Sanctions and Its Blowback

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - Welcome to your second country, that was the greeting our Syrian hosts gave us when we arrived for the International Trade Union Forum for “solidarity with the workers and people of Syria against the…


A New Generation of Activists Put Their Bodies on the Line to Defend California’s Forests

theintercept.com - In Humboldt County, California, activists have been fighting for decades to preserve the forests and have embraced direct action tactics aimed at physically preventing logging companies from felling …


Warren passes Biden, takes the lead in prized Iowa poll

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks at the Polk County Steak Fry in Des Moines. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg) By Isaac Stanley-Becker Isaac Stanley-Becker National political reporter Email Bio Follow S…


How big was the global climate strike? Here’s the best city-by-city estimate

qz.com - On Sept. 20, the world likely saw its biggest single-day climate protest in history. Organizers of the climate strikes estimate that some 4 million people turned up to 6,000 events held in more than …


IKEA is investing $2.8 billion in renewable energy infrastructure

qz.com - The world’s largest furniture company is determined to go off-grid, and it’s developing an affordable solar energy program to convince you to do the same. Timed for the UN Climate Action Summit in Ne…


Why 10,000 farmers have gotten behind the Green New Deal

grist.org - This story originally appeared in FERN’s Ag Insider. It is republished here as part of Grist’s partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthe…


This Is Exactly What Will Happen After the Last Fish in the Ocean Dies

[url=http://www.vice.com]www.vice.com[/url] - Picture a beach along the same vast ocean you know today—the same powerful waves and shifting tides, reflecting the same beautiful sunsets, even the same green-blue water. Now imagine a crowd gathere…


Dave Lowe found measurable proof of climate change 50 years ago - he's watched in horror ever since

[url=http://www.stuff.co.nz]www.stuff.co.nz[/url] - Dave Lowe established the Baring Head air monitoring station, helped prove human-driven climate change and contributed to the winning of a Nobel Peace Prize. Along the way were countless arguments wi…


Tony Perkins Absolutely Outraged That House Dems Oppose Government Subsidized Hate Groups

[url=http://www.wonkette.com]www.wonkette.com[/url] - This Thursday, the House Ways And Means committee held a hearing to discuss the fact that over 60 hate groups have a non-profit status that allows them to be tax exempt, and to consider the fact that…


The Official U.S. Poverty Rate is Based on a Hopelessly Out-of-Date Metric

[url=http://www.counterpunch.org]www.counterpunch.org[/url] - The poverty rate in the United States fell to 11.8 percent in 2018, according to data released last week by the Census Bureau — the lowest it’s been since 2001. But this estimate significantly unders…


Vaclav Smil: ‘Growth must end. Our economist friends don’t seem to realise that’ | Science and nature books

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The scientist and author on his latest book – an epic, multidisciplinary analysis of growth – and why humanity’s endless expansion must stop. Vaclav Smil is a distinguished professor emeritus in the …


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Doomstead Diner Daily 9/23
« Reply #1022 on: September 23, 2019, 04:52:42 AM »

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Trump’s new national security advisor is dangerous, but he’s the current norm

[url=http://www.intrepidreport.com]www.intrepidreport.com[/url] - Robert O’Brien is a respected authority on international relations and now replaces John Bolton as U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security advisor. He is a neoconservative who feels that Bara…


Trump Acknowledges Discussing Biden in Call With Ukrainian Leader

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Mr. Schiff, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” said impeachment “may be the only remedy” if Mr. Trump did in fact withhold aid to Ukraine in the hopes that the country would pursue an investigat…


As Trump Confirms He Discussed Biden With Ukraine, Pressure to Impeach Builds

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Speaking to reporters, the president defended his July phone call with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine as entirely appropriate, and stopped short of directly confirming news reports about wha…


‘We’ve been very weak’: House Democrats decry their oversight of Trump, push Pelosi on impeachment

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Rachael Bade and Rachael Bade Congressional reporter Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow September 22 at 3:14 PM Democrats’ frustration with…


Trump’s takeover of GOP forces many House Republicans to head for the exits

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Rachael Bade Rachael Bade Congressional reporter Email Bio Follow September 22 at 1:36 PM Republican Rep. Paul Mitchell’s surprise retirement began with a President Trump tweet. Moments after Trum…


Opinion | Trump and Election Interference, Whistle-Blower Edition

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Trump has been credibly accused of using the presidency to enrich himself (summits at Trump properties!), to protect himself from law enforcement (appeals to James Comey, offers of pardons!) and to p…


Spy vs spy vs spy: The mysterious Mr. Smolenkov

[url=http://www.intrepidreport.com]www.intrepidreport.com[/url] - A new spy story has been making the rounds in Washington, but this time it involved a brave Russian official who was allegedly recruited while in the Russian Embassy in Washington in 2007 and then wo…


GOP Huddles With Fossil Fuel Industry During Climate Week

theintercept.com - Youth demonstrators stormed streets across the world demanding drastic action on the climate crisis on Friday, following a visit by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg on Capitol Hill last week to press …


The Press Is Embracing False Equivalence—Again

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - These two specific failings of Clinton’s—with no connection in substance, but subsumed as “the email question”—will, in any historical reckoning, seem of the mundane, “every campaign has its problems…


Anti-Vaxxers Lack Trust. Here's Why.

undark.org - Recently, an acquaintance — the mother of a young child — popped up in a Facebook thread discussing a Newsweek story about Russian internet trolls spreading anti-vaccine propaganda. She described the…


Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Which brings me to three questions I am often asked. First, is “The Handmaid’s Tale” a “feminist” novel? If you mean an ideological tract in which all women are angels and/or so victimized they are i…


25 ways the Canadian health care system is better than Obamacare for the 2020 elections

[url=http://www.intrepidreport.com]www.intrepidreport.com[/url] - Dear America: Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare, and although it has improved access to healthcare for some, tens of millions of Americans still cannot afford basic medical care for their fam…


Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - I’m skilled at eluding the fetal crouch of despair—because I’ve been working on climate change for thirty years, I’ve learned to parcel out my angst, to keep my distress under control. But, in the pa…


'We the People March': Protest in DC to 'hold Trump accountable' | News

[url=http://www.aljazeera.com]www.aljazeera.com[/url] - Washington, DC - Demonstrators have marched through Washington, DC, to protest against the policies of US President Donald Trump's administration and demand accountability from politicians. Saturday'…


Why did Thomas Cook collapse after 178 years in business?

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Why did Thomas Cook fail after 178 years in business? The immediate answer is that it was unable to secure a £200m lifeline from its bankers, including government-owned RBS. But in truth the tour ope…


Thomas Cook collapse: your questions answered

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The collapse of Thomas Cook is the biggest failure to date of a UK package holiday company, and leaves approximately 150,000 British holidaymakers stranded abroad – and many more with useless holiday…


‘Shut Down D.C.’: What you need to know about the protests that may create gridlock in Washington

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Hannah Natanson Hannah Natanson Reporter covering social issues in the D.C. metro area Email Bio Follow September 23 at 6:20 AM A broad coalition of climate activists called “Shut Down D.C.” plans…


The Dark Side of Techno-Utopianism

[url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - In 1476, about two decades after the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, a merchant named William Caxton built Britain’s first printing press, in a building near Westminster Abbey. The following year…


Tornado’s and Tornadon’ts: Tips for Surviving a Tornado

[url=http://www.doomsdaymoose.com]www.doomsdaymoose.com[/url] - The United States has the highest occurrence of tornadoes in the world. Crazy, huh? Ok maybe not. But if you live in the U.S. and don’t know anything about surviving a tornado — don’t worry, I got yo…


Indigenous Corn Keepers are Helping Communities Recover and Reunite with their Traditional Foods - Resilience

[url=http://www.resilience.org]www.resilience.org[/url] - Onondaga Nation, New York – Angela Ferguson opens a door unveiling thousands of jars filled with corn seeds from across Turtle Island. The color and the sheer number of seed varieties washing over th…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 9/24
« Reply #1023 on: September 24, 2019, 03:06:05 AM »

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Instead of ‘No Collusion!’ Trump Now Seems to Be Saying, So What if I Did?

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Anthony Scaramucci, who served briefly as White House communications director but has now broken with the president, said Mr. Trump was not interested in corruption but re-election. “He is going afte…


Trump ordered hold on military aid days before calling Ukrainian president, officials say

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Karoun Demirjian , Karoun Demirjian Congressional reporter focusing on national security Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey , Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow Ellen Nakashi…


If Whistleblower Is Right, Trump May Have Committed Extortion and Bribery

[url=http://www.thedailybeast.com]www.thedailybeast.com[/url] - If the latest allegations about President Donald Trump’s conversations with the leader of Ukraine are true, his conduct may constitute a garden-variety public corruption crime: extortion and bribery.…


Why Greta Makes Adults Uncomfortable

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Though perhaps she is moderate in speech, she can be radical in action. Thunberg’s chosen form of protest—a school strike—is uncommon in the United States, though more popular in Europe. Americans th…


Direct Actions Disrupt DC to Demand Climate Action

unicornriot.ninja - Washington, DC – Decentralized climate protest actions plan to “block key infrastructure to stop business-as-usual” in the US capitol today to demand politicians take action to address climate change.


"Defend the White Race": American Extremists Being Co-Opted by Ukraine's Far-Right - bellingcat

[url=http://www.bellingcat.com]www.bellingcat.com[/url] - Newly uncovered evidence going back to 2015 suggests that the Ukrainian white nationalist Azov movement has been systematically co-opting American right-wing extremists to advance the former’s own in…


Sweeping Language in Asylum Agreement Foists U.S. Responsibilities onto El Salvador

theintercept.com - Last week, the Salvadoran newspaper El Faro, reported that the country’s agency that reviews asylum claims only has a single officer. Meanwhile, though homicide rates have gone down in recent months …


GOP Racial Gerrymandering Mastermind Participated in Redistricting in More States Than Previously Known, Files Reveal

theintercept.com - These new documents shed additional light on the coordinated national strategy behind maps that locked in a GOP advantage in Congress and in state legislatures nationwide. They reveal the sophisticat…


Breaking- Solid Indicators Show Still-Secret US-Turkey Agreements as S-400 Parts Delivered Today!

[url=http://www.newsbud.com]www.newsbud.com[/url] - After a prolonged countdown towards the contentious delivery of the Russian S-400 to Turkey, per announcement by Turkey’s government officials, the first batch of system parts arrives in Turkey today…


Opinion | The Growing Threat to Journalism Around the World

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - This means, in the face of mounting pressure, news organizations must hold fast to the values of great journalism — fairness, accuracy, independence — while opening ourselves so the public can better…


134 people executed in Saudi Arabia including six kids as crucifixions spike

[url=http://www.dailystar.co.uk]www.dailystar.co.uk[/url] - More than 134 people have been brutally executed in Saudi Arabia so far this year, including six who were just kids when they were arrested. A massive spike in crucifixions and beheadings has seen th…


The Long, Strange Voyage of Ancient Texts

undark.org - While covering technology for The New York Times in the early 2000s, I became obsessed with what I considered an enormous question: As online resources become the main tool for gathering information,…


Climate Change Is Already Killing Us

[url=http://www.foreignaffairs.com]www.foreignaffairs.com[/url] - As world leaders gather on Monday for the Climate Action Summit at the UN General Assembly, it is sadly clear that the prospect of rising global temperatures and sea levels has failed to generate a s…


Gas shortages paralyze Haiti, triggering protests against failing economy and dysfunctional politics

theconversation.com - Gasoline is fueling unrest in Haiti for the second time this year. The Caribbean country, which relies heavily on oil imported from Venezuela, has suffered fuel shortages and blackouts since Venezuel…


Opinion | Sorry I ruined your Monday morning commute, but our planet is on a highway to hell

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Mike Tidwell September 23 at 7:05 PM Mike Tidwell is executive director of the CCAN Action Fund, the political affiliate of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. I’m a father, a Sunday school tea…


Conservation group to buy largest private sequoia forest in the world

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - The 530-acre forest has hundreds of ancient giant sequoia, including the fifth-largest tree known on the planet. I have long mused that if I ever won the lottery, I would buy up as much forest as I c…


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

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


United In Science

public.wmo.int - New research shows that the current CO2 concentration in the atmosphere is unprecedented over the past three million years and that global temperature never exceeded the preindustrial value by more t…


For many reporters covering climate, population remains the elephant in the room

[url=http://www.cjr.org]www.cjr.org[/url] - In June, New York Times journalist Andy Newman wrote an article titled, “If seeing the world helps ruin it, should we stay home?” In it, he raised the question of whether or not travel by plane, boat…


Opinion | Sorry I ruined your Monday morning commute, but our planet is on a highway to hell

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Mike Tidwell September 23 at 7:05 PM Mike Tidwell is executive director of the CCAN Action Fund, the political affiliate of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. I’m a father, a Sunday school tea…


Saving the Planet Means Overthrowing the Ruling Elites

[url=http://www.truthdig.com]www.truthdig.com[/url] - Friday’s climate strike by students across the globe will have no more impact than the mass mobilizations by women following the election of Donald Trump or the hundreds of thousands of protesters wh…


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« Reply #1024 on: September 25, 2019, 02:47:52 AM »

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  • Pelosi announces impeachment inquiry, says Trump’s courting of foreign political help is a ‘betrayal of national security’

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Rachael Bade , Rachael Bade Congressional reporter Email Bio Follow Mike DeBonis and Mike DeBonis Congressional reporter covering the House of Representatives Email Bio Follow Karoun Demirjian Sep…


    Trump Wails Dems “Ruined” His Big Day With Impeachment News

    [url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - Donald Trump is angry and he’s tweeting. Typically, there could be any number of reasons for this—the “boneheads” at the Fed haven’t cut rates to zero; Alabama wasn’t hit by a hurricane, Saturday Nig…


    Giuliani pursued shadow Ukraine agenda as key foreign policy officials were sidelined

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Greg Miller , Greg Miller national security, intelligence, terrorism Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey , Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow Paul Sonne and Paul Sonne Nationa…


    Trump delivers fascist tirade at United Nations

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    Saudis Blame Iran for Aramco Strikes But Retaliate by Bombing Civilians in Yemen

    [url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - AMRAN, YEMEN — Unlike the burning fields of neighboring Saudi Arabia, in Yemen scenes of massive fires have become commonplace, a reality that civilians do not accept but have come to expect. For nea…


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    [url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - Hours after youth climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered an impassioned speech to the United Nations Climate Action Summit calling out world leaders for not responding to the climate crisis with m…


    College Student Voting Doubled In 2018. What It Could Mean For 2020.

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    Trump’s "victory": uncounted ballots and dirty tricks

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    A Confederacy of Grift

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    Post-Election Horse-Trading Israel Spells More Trouble for Palestinians

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    New U.N. climate report: Massive change already here for world’s oceans and frozen regions

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Lightning is seen over the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 4, 2019, as Hurricane Dorian approaches Carolina Beach, N.C. (Elijah Nouvelage/For The Washington Post) By Chris Mooney and Chris Mooney Reporter co…


    5 charts show how your household drives up global greenhouse gas emissions

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    As Bots Spread Vaccine Misinformation, Social Platforms Fight Back

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    The Grim Predictions for the Future Have Arrived

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    What's in your dust bunnies?

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    Climate Data Is Being Privatized. Will the Public Lose Out?

    undark.org - People watch a wildfire in the town of Rafina, near Athens, Greece on July 23, 2018. Extreme weather events are expected to become more common as the climate changes. How do we avoid a future in whic…


    ‘The Long-Term Survival of Our Civilization Cannot Be Assured’

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    Do We Need to Abandon Growth to Save the Planet?

    nymag.com - Interrogating the planet's most important climate thinkers. On September 23, the United Nations opened its Climate Action Summit here in New York, three days after the Global Climate Strike, led by G…


    Horrifying report: The ocean is in more danger than we thought

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    Trump deflects and defies as Democrats speed up impeachment strategy

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    Acting director of national intelligence threatened to resign if he couldn’t speak freely before Congress on whistleblower complaint

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    Why the House Democratic Caucus Was Able to Move So Rapidly Toward Impeachment

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    Trump Is Panicking

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    I Wrote About the Bidens and Ukraine Years Ago. Then the Right-Wing Spin Machine Turned the Story Upside Down.

    theintercept.com - It’s strange to see my journalism twisted, perverted, and turned into lies and poisonous propaganda by Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and their enablers. But that’s what has happened to a news story I …


    Brexit: Bercow calls for end to 'toxic culture' after furious response to Johnson performance – live news

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    Police Release Body Cam Footage of Ronald Davis’ Killing

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    Opinion | These officials better lawyer up

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    Public Retirement Funds and Universities Are Financing Empower Texans, a Far-Right Lobbying Group, New Report Reveals

    [url=http://www.oftwominds.com]www.oftwominds.com[/url] - This is how they silence us: your content has been secretly flagged as being "unsafe," i.e. "guilty of anti-Soviet thoughts;" poof, you're gone. Big Tech claims it isn't silencing skeptics, dissenter…


    The Return of the Condottieri? How Military Drones are Changing the World

    cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - "Future wars may be more frequent but probably also smaller in scale and less destructive. It is possible that robotic weapons will make the concept of a nation-state obsolete, to be replaced by stru…


    Goldman Sachs just released a 34-page analysis of the impact of climate change. And the results are terrifying.

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    Israel Worship Is White Nationalism For Boomers Too Cowardly To Demand Their Own Ethnostate

    [url=http://www.unz.com]www.unz.com[/url] - The conservative movement’s unwholesome obsession with Israel is not an entirely organic obsession to be sure. There is a whole lot of dark kosher oligarch money lurking behind the neoconservative ca…


    IPCC report: Sea levels could be a metre higher by 2100

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    ‘I would like people to panic’ – Top scientist unveils equation showing world in climate emergency

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    Is your tea steeped in plastic?

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    Humankind Did Not Live With A High-Carbon Dioxide Atmosphere Until 1965

    today.tamu.edu - Analyzing Paleogenic carbonates found in the ancient soil from the Loess Plateau, scientists reconstructed the Earth’s carbon dioxide levels. Humans have never before lived with the high carbon dioxi…


    Poll: 51% Of Young Voters Believe Humanity Could Be Wiped Out Within 15 Years

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    Boston Dynamics' Scary Quadruped Robots Are Now Roaming the World Free

    [url=http://www.tomsguide.com]www.tomsguide.com[/url] - Boston Dynamics has announced that Spot — its quadruped robot — is now available for sale for any company with good ideas. You know, like tweaking that AI brain, adding a poisonous dart launcher and …


    How holes in the burning Saudi oil fields narrative could draw the US into a war with Iran

    [url=http://www.intrepidreport.com]www.intrepidreport.com[/url] - Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are escalating to new heights, drawing the United States into a confrontation with the Islamic Republic after a sophisticated attack targeted Saudi Arabia’s Ara…


    Starvation may force nations to war

    climatenewsnetwork.net - Unless nations act now to halt the spread of deserts, they may face wars over food shortages and starvation by mid-century, the UN says. DELHI, 26 September, 2019 − A stark warning that the exposure …


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    Humanity will outlive climate change and nuclear war, no matter how bad it gets

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    Trump and his right-wing

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    Trump writes the GOP impeachment playbook: Scorched earth. But will it work?

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    Whistleblower painstakingly gathered material and almost single-handedly set impeachment in motion

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Greg Miller Greg Miller national security, intelligence, terrorism Email Bio Follow September 26 at 8:32 PM The whistleblower’s identity remains obscured, the details of his work for the CIA cloak…


    The Whistle-Blower’s Complaint Is Devastating for Donald Trump

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    New Poll Shows Majority Support for Impeaching Donald Trump if Claims About His Ukraine Phone Call Are True

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    Trump seeks whistleblower sources, mentions treason: reports - Reuters

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    In Strike Talks, UAW Demands Green Jobs Stay in U.S.

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    “It’s Management Bedlam”: Madness at Fox News as Trump Faces Impeachment

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    Acting DNI Does Not Know If Giuliani Has Security Clearance

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    Day After Trump Said 'Inequality Is Down,' Federal Data Shows US Income Inequality Highest Since Census Began Measuring

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    A Shocking New Survey Finds That Most Americans Are Completely Unprepared For The Next Recession

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    ‘The House Is Burning Down and We’re Just Sitting Around Discussing It’

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    China is accused of harvesting tens of thousands of organs to serve a thriving global market

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    Trump proposes severely curtailing the number of refugees allowed into the United States

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    Amazon is now way ahead of Apple and Google in AI devices

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    Fresh wave of climate strikes takes place around the world

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    10 ways that the climate crisis and militarism are intertwined

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    Three Decades Ago, America Lost Its Religion. Why?

    [url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Finally, the phenomenon of “delayed adulthood” might be another subtle contributor. More Americans, especially college graduates in big metro areas, are putting off marriage and childbearing until th…


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    Trump-Ukraine scandal: US special envoy steps down as crisis widens

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url]- Kurt Volker, the US special envoy for Ukraine, has resigned, according to a US official, becoming the first casualty in the rapidly growing impeachment crisis surrounding Donald Trump. Volker is due …


    Giuliani cancels paid appearance next week at Kremlin-backed conference

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Tom Hamburger , Tom Hamburger Investigative reporter focused on the intersection of money and politics in Washington Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey , Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Em…


    Trump says he raised Hunter Biden allegations with his China go-between

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Michael Kranish Michael Kranish National political investigative reporter Email Bio Follow September 27 at 6:02 PM President Trump, who has alleged that Hunter Biden got the Chinese to put $1.5 bi…


    Trump told Russian officials in 2017 he wasn’t concerned about Moscow’s interference in U.S. election

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    Trump’s Big Lie About Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and Ukraine Falls Apart

    [url=http://www.thedailybeast.com]www.thedailybeast.com[/url] - The big lie spouted by Donald Trump and his allies in the unfurling Ukraine affair—an unprecedented abuse of public trust, which has now led directly to an impeachment inquiry—is that former Vice Pre…


    Johnson could face no-confidence vote next week to halt no-deal Brexit

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    Imran Khan at the UNGA: “There is no such thing as radical Islam”

    qz.com - Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan addressed the United Nations General Assembly for the first time today (Sept. 27). It was a passionate speech that felt more spontaneous than most others, and tou…


    Frank Rich: The Case for a Fast, Focused Trump Impeachment

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    Elon Musk warns 'advanced A.I.' will soon manipulate social media

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    How Republicans Worked to Prevent Impeachment Since Watergate

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    The Mistake the Democratic Leadership Can't Stop Making

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    Massive Climate Strikes Erupt Worldwide for the Second Week in a Row

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    Russian Secret Weapon Against U.S. 2020 Election Revealed In New Cyberwarfare Report

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    Trump reportedly told Russia he didn’t care about 2016 election interference — and aides buried the meeting notes

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    [url=http://www.dcreport.org]www.dcreport.org[/url] - Finally, a major breach in Donald Trump’s wall of secrecy. But before America can rid itself of this con artist one more development must occur. For this to happen Americans who love their country mu…


    Ukraine's president is being dubbed “Monica Zelensky” at home

    [url=http://www.memeorandum.com]www.memeorandum.com[/url] - Miami Herald: Prosecutors: Army official at Mar-a-Lago uploaded suspected child porn to Russian website — A military official formerly in charge of all White House communications for the U.S. Army at…


    Ukraine Reacts: Trump’s Call Is Putin’s Victory

    foreignpolicy.com - For years, Ukrainian anti-corruption activists like Daria Kaleniuk looked to the United States for support in her country’s fight against graft and fake news. The Moscow-backed takeover of Crimea and…


    Boris Johnson could soon become the first sitting prime minister in history to lose his

    [url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - LONDON — The man fighting to unseat Boris Johnson at the next general election is increasingly confident that he can defeat the prime minister and trigger a political earthquake that would force him …


    Joaquin Castro calls for investigation into whether Jared Kushner shared intelligence that led to Khashoggi killing

    [url=http://www.newsweek.com]www.newsweek.com[/url] - Democratic Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas suggested Friday that there might be a connection between the death of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi and Jared Kushner's close relationship …


    Who are the “economic refugees” Imran Khan spoke about at the UNGA?

    qz.com - In line with its xenophobic policies, the Trump administration announced this week a revised cap on the number of refugees the US will resettle: In 2020, 18,000 will be accepted—almost half of this y…


    The Impeachment Fix Is In As Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham Golfs With Trump

    [url=http://www.politicususa.com]www.politicususa.com[/url] - Just to make sure that everyone knows that the impeachment fix is in on the Senate side, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham spent Saturday golfing with Trump. Ater Graham called Trump…


    The Purdue Settlement is a great deal—for the Sacklers

    [url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - Protesters dropped hundreds of prescription bottles in front of Purdue Pharma's Stamford, CT headquarters after news broke of the settlement proposal.Erik McGregor/Getty Last week marked a new chapte…


    In Leaked Audio, Donald Trump Suggests Execution Should Be Punishment for Official Who Gave Whistleblower Info About His Call

    secondnexus.com - While speaking at the United Nations to a group of career foreign service officers, President Donald Trump may have violated another federal statute. The President told personnel assigned to the offi…


    Breaking Down Trump’s Comments on the Whistle-Blower in a Private Meeting

    [url=http://www.bloomberg.com]www.bloomberg.com[/url] - Kelly is going to be a star. And the only way you’re a star, no matter how you look or feel or talk, is when you make good deals. [Inaudible] You’ve got to make good deals, otherwise it’s over. And, …


    Greta Thunberg Speaks the Horrific Truth of Humanity’s Fate

    collapseofindustrialcivilization.com - When a 16 year-old girl named Greta Thunberg spoke with trembling anger of the unspeakable crimes today’s adults are committing against her and future generations, a chill ran down my spine. She will…


    W. Antarctica's crumbling ice sheet to redraw global coastline

    phys.org - The fate of the world's coastal regions and the hundreds of millions of people who inhabit them depend on a block of ice atop West Antarctica on track to lift global oceans by at least three metres. …


    Oliver Tickell: On a planet 4C hotter, all we can prepare for is extinction

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - We need to get prepared for four degrees of global warming, Bob Watson told the Guardian last week. At first sight this looks like wise counsel from the climate science adviser to Defra. But the idea…


    The EPA fired these air pollution scientists. They’re meeting anyway.

    grist.org - This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. An advisory panel of air pollution scientists disbanded by the Trump administrati…


    Hundreds Rally in Opposition to Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline in Minnesota

    unicornriot.ninja - Duluth, MN – Hundreds are gathering today along the shores of Lake Superior. The Gichi-gami (“Lake Superior” in Ojibwe) Gathering‘s goal is to bring together opponents of the Line 3 oil pipeline to e…


    If boomers aren't budging, where will millennials live?

    [url=http://www.mnn.com]www.mnn.com[/url] - North Americans love their single-family houses. And why wouldn't they? They provide privacy, lots of parking for cars so it's easy to drive to the mall or the doctor. It works wonderfully, especiall…


    Anti-China demonstrations in Hong Kong quickly devolve into clashes and chaos

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - Pro-democracy protesters clash with police during a march on Sept. 29, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. (Chris Mcgrath/Getty Images) By Shibani Mahtani and Shibani Mahtani Reporter covering Southeast Asia a…


    Hiding in Plain Sight | Sarah Kendzior | Macmillan

    us.macmillan.com - From New York Times bestselling author Sarah Kendzior comes the bitingly honest examination of the erosion of American liberty and the calculated rise to power of Donald Trump. The rise of Donald Tru…


    Yellow vest protests: Toulouse police use teargas on 1,000 marchers

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - French police have used tear gas and water cannon to break up a protest by nearly 1,000 yellow vest demonstrators in the south-western city of Toulouse. A police statement in Toulouse said officers m…


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    Barr personally asked foreign officials to aid inquiry into CIA, FBI activities in 2016

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Devlin Barrett , Devlin Barrett Reporter focusing on national security and law enforcement Email Bio Follow Shane Harris and Shane Harris Intelligence and national security reporter Email Bio Foll…


    Trump amps up attacks on whistleblower as some Republicans call for more strategic response to impeachment

    [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 September 30 at 7:33 PM President Trump continued to…


    Trump's Civil War Is Already Starting

    splinternews.com - Since the very beginning of the 2016 campaign, it’s been exceedingly difficult to describe anything Donald Trump has done or said as a “new low.” On Sunday, he came pretty damn close by extensively q…

    Hong Kong protester shot as police disperse anti-China protests on national day

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Shibani Mahtani and Shibani Mahtani Reporter covering Southeast Asia and Hong Kong Email Bio Follow Timothy McLaughlin October 1 at 5:36 AM HONG KONG — Hong Kong police for the first time fired li…


    Yemen: Aden's changing alliances erupt into four-year conflict's newest front

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Every soldier in the Yemeni city of Aden is on edge. The main checkpoint on the coastal road has two large holes in the roof from mortar shells and the beach has been dug up into berms to slow the ad…


    Bolton Rejects Trump’s Claims of Success on North Korea Nukes

    [url=http://www.bloomberg.com]www.bloomberg.com[/url] - Former National Security Advisor John Bolton said the U.S. can’t “simply pretend” North Korea is making progress toward denuclearizing and said Kim Jong Un will never give up his nuclear stockpile wi…


    The Floodgates Open on Trump

    [url=http://www.newyorker.com]www.newyorker.com[/url] - Shortly after eight this morning, the President of the United States, making maximal use of his “executive time,” wielded his smartphone to issue a legal threat against the chairman of the House Inte…


    The primary use of mobile money in Zimbabwe has been shut down by the central bank

    qz.com - Mobile money is fast blossoming in Africa, boosted by rising mobile adoption across the continent, but in Zimbabwe—which is battling a severe financial crunch—the most common cash-in and cash-out fun…


    The Sudden Recall of the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Might’ve Been the Beginning of the End for Trump

    [url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - In the following weeks, Lutsenko made a series of allegations in interviews with John Solomon of The Hill, including that Yovanovitch had given him a “do-not-prosecute list,” and that Joe Biden had a…


    Why the NRA has been a disaster for black people

    [url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - Dallas Police falsely labeled Mark Hughes, a legal gun carrier, as a cop-killer suspect.Eric Gay/AP Photo Millions of Americans watched Philando Castile die in his car. The 32-year-old was driving in…


    These are the circumstances that could actually force Trump to resign: history professor

    [url=http://www.rawstory.com]www.rawstory.com[/url] - It’s highly unlikely — though not impossible — that President Donald Trump could step down to avoid being thrown out of office. House Democrats have launched a formal impeachment inquiry that’s alrea…


    Bad ancestors: does the climate crisis violate the rights of those yet to be born?

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - What if climate breakdown is a violation of the rights of those yet to be born? Finally, this urgent question seems to be getting the attention it deserves. Last month an astonishing 7 million people…


    China’s World-Building Foreign Policy, As Seen From the Middle of Nowhere

    [url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Since BRI was launched, in 2013, China has sunk hundreds of billions of dollars into ports, railways, and energy projects across Asia, Africa, and Europe. The goal is to not only expand infrastructur…


    Too much TV is bad for your health, and older people are watching it more than ever

    [url=http://www.mnn.com]www.mnn.com[/url] - Back in 1951, Motorola still had to explain what a TV could mean for a family, as this Saturday Evening Post ad exclaims. Entertainment all day long for mom! Relaxation after work for dad! Education …


    Who Ordered This Clinton Comeback Tour

    nymag.com - What a busy Monday morning for everyone, especially President Trump. He has filled his schedule with tweets: Tweets about civil war, tweets that threaten whistle-blowers, tweets about the fake news m…


    Solar panels pair surprisingly well with tomatoes, peppers and pollinators

    [url=http://www.mnn.com]www.mnn.com[/url] - The world already needs more solar power. It's clean, renewable energy, and it's quickly outpacing the job creation and affordability of fossil fuels. But on top of that, a growing field of research …


    West Africa’s Sahel region is especially vulnerable to climate change but also weak governance

    qz.com - While most of the world is vulnerable to climate change, some of the least polluting countries are the most impacted, and least equipped to deal with its outcomes. West Africa’s Sahel region, the ari…


    Red meat not so bad for you after all

    [url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - In news that really shouldn’t surprise anyone by now, a new and massive metastudy has concluded that there’s not much evidence that cutting back on red meat will improve your health. The usual suspec…


    It's Time to Get Your Flu Shot

    vitals.lifehacker.com - If you passed up all those flu shot advertisements way back in August, here’s your friendly reminder: October is the perfect time to go ahead and get your flu shot. As you bask in the final weeks of …


    Want to save the environment? De-Fund the Pentagon.

    [url=http://www.intrepidreport.com]www.intrepidreport.com[/url] - Millions of people are uniting in demonstrations worldwide against our civilization’s ecocidal march toward extinction, which makes me so happy to see. It’s really encouraging to see so many young pe…


    Displaced by a US Invasion? Don’t Imagine You’ll Be Welcomed to Breathe Free

    [url=http://www.strategic-culture.org]www.strategic-culture.org[/url] - In Afghanistan on 22 September at least 40 civilians attending a wedding party were killed in a raid conducted by Afghan soldiers and supported by US airstrikes. Four days earlier a US drone attack k…


    Greta Thunberg’s defiance unsettles the patriarchy – wonderful | Suzanne Moore

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Sometimes you don’t realise how conditioned you are until you meet someone who isn’t. Sure, I may be blunt in my work, but I still say sorry when someone barges into me in the street. I smile when ot…


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  • Trump labels impeachment a "coup"

    [url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday night that the Democrats’ investigation into the Ukraine scandal “is not an impeachment, it is a COUP” — an authoritarian rhetorical escalation that shows ho…


    ‘It’s a dumb thing to say': Critics blast Trump for calling his impeachment inquiry a ‘COUP’

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - President Trump and Vice President Pence participate in an Armed Forces welcome ceremony for the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, on Monday at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Ha…


    Another whistleblower has apparently come forward alleging that 'inappropriate' steps were taking to influence an audit of Trump's taxes

    [url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - Another whistleblower complaint was filed and alleges that "possible misconduct" occurred in an effort to influence the audit of President Donald Trump's taxes. House Ways and Means chairman Richard …


    Seeking asylum in the U.S. under Trump

    [url=http://www.pbs.org]www.pbs.org[/url] - The caravan of migrants camped out at the U.S.-Mexico border this week has focused fresh attention on the process of seeking asylum. The caravan, which traveled through Mexico from Central America an…


    Pompeo accuses House Dems of "bullying" State Department officials amid impeachment fight

    [url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pushing back against House Democrats’ effort to investigate the State Department’s involvement in the Ukraine scandal as part of their impeachment inquiry into Presi…


    ‘A presidency of one’: Key federal agencies increasingly compelled to benefit Trump

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - President Trump participates in the ceremonial swearing-in of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia in the Oval Office on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Philip Rucker and Philip Rucker White…


    Relaying Views of US’s Top General, Newsweek Sees No Need for Countervailing Facts

    fair.org - Newsweek (9/18/19) reports NATO is losing “superiority” over Russia, without mentioning that the alliance’s combined military budget is 17 times that of Russia. Lazy, one-sided reports like Newsweek’…


    Could President Trump be impeached and convicted – but also reelected?

    theconversation.com - The launching of an “official impeachment inquiry” into President Donald Trump’s conduct has sailed America into largely uncharted waters. While there have been demands for the impeachment of many pr…


    Military Might Takes Center Stage at Chinese 70-Year Anniversary Parade

    fas.org - The Chinese leadership used the 70-year anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China to display a dizzying amount of military hardware during a parade in Beijing (see officially narr…


    The Anti-Abortion Doctor Who Believes Ectopic Pregnancies Can Be 'Reimplanted'

    jezebel.com - There is a story that Dr. James Patrick Johnston, a family physician, likes to tell about a patient he saw a few years ago: a woman who discovered her pregnancy had gone ectopic, the embryo implanted…


    Trump Is ‘Last Hope for White People,’ Said Police Chief on Trial

    [url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - In 2015, Mr. Nucera had told a colleague that African-Americans were “like ISIS, they have no value,” according to a criminal complaint filed in Federal District Court in New Jersey. “They should lin…


    Bus-hailing apps in Kenya are facing their first major regulatory challenge

    qz.com - The move to disrupt Nairobi’s commuter transport system has hit a snag. Transport officials announced on Monday (Sept. 30) they had blocked two bus-hailing apps from operating, noting they flouted re…


    Quit Obsessing About Climate Change. What You Do or Don’t Do No Longer Matters.

    medium.com - Quit worrying about going vegan, or recycling, or riding a bicycle to work, or buying a Tesla instead of that Ford F-650 pickup you’ve always wanted in order to save the planet. You’re off the hook. …


    There used to be 4 billion American chestnut trees, but they all disappeared

    timeline.com - American chestnut trees once blanketed the east coast, with an estimated 4 billion trees spreading in dense canopies from Maine to Mississippi and Florida. These huge and ancient trees, up to 100 fee…


    The Far Right’s Apocalyptic Literary Canon

    newrepublic.com - Politico has reported recent discussions among White House staff of a self-published, rambling essay called Bronze Age Mindset. The book is a dizzying 198-page treatise, written under the pseudonym o…


    Climate change means wild weather. Does that include snowstorms?

    grist.org - If it seems like just last week that summer ended, you are correct — so why does the first day of October look like the dead of winter in the Northern Rockies? Over the weekend, Montana Governor Stev…


    Opinion -Three Saudi Brigades Annihilated in Devastating Houthi Offensive in Saudi Arabia

    [url=http://www.informationclearinghouse.info]www.informationclearinghouse.info[/url] - September 30, 2019 "Information Clearing House" - Many may have hitherto been led to believe that the Houthis were a ragtag armed force lacking in sophistication. Many, seeing the drone and missile a…


    This Is How Big Oil Will Die

    medium.com - It’s 2025, and 800,000 tons of used high strength steel is coming up for auction. The steel made up the Keystone XL pipeline, finally completed in 2019, two years after the project launched with grea…


    The Dirtiest Secret Capitalism Doesn’t Want You to Know

    eand.co - When future generations look back at us, at our age, they are going to be struck by three facts, which add up to one dirty, ugly, terrible secret. A secret we are trying to keep from ourselves, I sup…


    Opinion - We Americans Enable Unspeakable Atrocities Every Day

    [url=http://www.informationclearinghouse.info]www.informationclearinghouse.info[/url] - Few Americans remember the US invasion, occupation, and pacification – a neat euphemism, that – of the Philippine Islands, but Filipinos will never forget. Perhaps half a million locals died (one-six…


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    Why angry middle-aged men are so threatened by Greta Thunberg

    qz.com - Detractors have dismissed Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg—a Nobel Prize nominee—as mentally ill, hysterical and a millennial weirdo after she pleaded with world officials last week to address…


    Schiff Makes Clear All Trump Efforts to Obstruct House Inquiry Will Be Added to Articles of Impeachment

    [url=http://www.commondreams.org]www.commondreams.org[/url] - On Wednesday morning, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, conducted a preemptive autopsy on the presidency* of El Caudillo del Mar-a-Lago. They he…


    Pence: I Participated in the Ukraine Plot But Only As a Patsy

    nymag.com - Vice-President Mike Pence is knee-deep in the Ukraine scandal. He is floating the absurd defense that, while he did participate in Trump’s plan to extort Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden, he was …


    Trump involved Pence in efforts to pressure Ukraine’s leader, though officials say vice president was unaware of allegations in whistleblower complaint

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Greg Miller , Greg Miller national security, intelligence, terrorism Email Bio Follow Greg Jaffe and Greg Jaffe National security reporter Email Bio Follow Ashley Parker Ashley Parker White House …


    General Motors Feeling the Squeeze as Auto Workers' Strike Enters Third Week

    splinternews.com - The United Automobile Workers union continues to negotiate with General Motors for improved work conditions. More than 48,000 workers have been on strike in the U.S. since Sept. 16 over wages, health…


    Rudy Giuliani Asked Imprisoned Paul Manafort About Ukraine Via Lawyer: Report

    nymag.com - If one wants to dabble in some extra-judicial behavior in Ukraine, it would make sense to contact former Trump campaign chairman and current FCI Loretto inmate Paul Manafort. One of Manafort’s deputi…


    The Republican Party’s Deafening Silence

    newrepublic.com - The Republican Party is speechless. A week after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the beginning of an impeachment investigation, Trump’s usual allies in the administration, in Congress, in…


    Federal government has dramatically expanded exposure to risky mortgages

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Damian Paletta Damian Paletta Reporter covering economic policy Email Bio Follow October 2 at 5:34 PM The federal government has dramatically expanded its exposure to risky mortgages, as federal o…


    IRS: Sorry, but It’s Just Easier and Cheaper to Audit the Poor

    [url=http://www.propublica.org]www.propublica.org[/url] - Who Wins When a Crucial Agency Is Defunded ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your…


    Gina Ortiz Jones on Why She's Running Again for the Texas District She Nearly Flipped

    splinternews.com - Even before Texas Rep. Will Hurd announced he wasn’t running for re-election, Gina Ortiz Jones, who had narrowly lost to Hurd in 2018, had thrown her hat back into the ring. Her campaign for one of t…


    Trump's not Richard Nixon. He's Andrew Johnson.

    [url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - For more than a century the official narrative of the first presidential impeachment has been butchered and distorted, reduced to a historical curiosity, a showdown between two irresponsible factions…


    Study: Nuclear War Between India and Pakistan Would Trigger Global Starvation

    gizmodo.com - In addition to killing as many as 125 million people, a nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan would unleash mass starvation around the world due to the ensuing climate impacts, according to a d…


    Ocean cleanup device successfully collects plastic for first time

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - A huge floating device designed by Dutch scientists to clean up an island of rubbish in the Pacific ocean that is three times the size of France has successfully picked up plastic from the high-seas …


    Worse Than Climate Denial — THE TROUBLE.

    [url=http://www.the-trouble.com]www.the-trouble.com[/url] - For years, political will to address environmental concerns has struggled against public apathy. This apathy has entrenched widespread denial of the most pressing threat to society, the climate crisi…


    Russia formally joins Paris climate agreement

    [url=http://www.climatechangenews.com]www.climatechangenews.com[/url] - The world’s fourth largest emitter, Russia, has formally adopted the Paris Agreement, drawing an end to months of national tensions on the subject. “The Russian Federation has accepted the Paris Agre…


    The biggest likely source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Our car tires

    phys.org - Driving is not just an air pollution and climate change problem—turns out, it just might be the largest contributor of microplastics in California coastal waters. That is one of many new findings, re…


    Why those fake spider webs are a bad idea

    [url=http://www.mnn.com]www.mnn.com[/url] - What a tangled web we weave when we celebrate Halloween. For birds, there may be no greater plague than those fake spider webs strewn willy-nilly outside homes. Those spooky gooky strands


    Ancient scrolls charred by Vesuvius could be read once again

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - When Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79 it destroyed the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, their inhabitants and their prized possessions – among them a fine library of scrolls that were carbonised by th…


    Melinda Gates is committing $1 billion to promote gender equality

    qz.com - Melinda Gates announced that she will be committing $1 billion over the next decade to expanding women’s power and influence in the United States. In an op-ed for Time magazine, the philanthropist an…


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    Trump publicly calls on China to investigate Bidens

    [url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - President Trump speaks to journalists on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Philip Rucker , Philip Rucker White House Bureau Chief Email Bio Follow…


    US diplomats told Zelenskiy that Trump visit was dependent on Biden statement

    [url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - US diplomats told Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, that a prestigious White House visit to meet Donald Trump was


    Historians on Trump: We've never seen anything like this

    [url=http://www.cnn.com]www.cnn.com[/url] - Trump's documentary record differs dramatically from his predecessors. A worrisome thread runs through each conversation. Trump appears laser-focused on his own fortunes to the exclusion of the natio…


    Text messages dive deeper into Trump's extortion of Ukraine

    [url=http://www.motherjones.com]www.motherjones.com[/url] - The House Intelligence Committee has obtained a series of text messages that went back and forth this summer between the acting ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor, and two of Donald Trump’s roving tr…


    Unfit for Office

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    'Is This Thing On?': FEC Chair Forced to Remind Trump (Again) That It Is 'Illegal' to Solicit Election Help From Foreign Governments

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