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Trump wanted Barr to hold news conference saying the president broke no laws in call with Ukrainian leader

washingtonpost.com - Attorney General William P. Barr, left, and President Trump before Trump signed an executive order on Oct. 28 creating a commission to study law enforcement and justice at the International Associati…

Trump makes falsehoods central to impeachment defense as incriminating evidence mounts

washingtonpost.com - People wearing shirts with the words “Read the Transcript” arrive to attend a campaign rally with President Trump in Lexington, Ky. (Susan Walsh/AP) By Toluse Olorunnipa and close Toluse Olorunnipa W…

Millionaire Nancy Pelosi warns "Fellow Leftists" Against Medicare for All

mintpressnews.com - Speaking at a roundtable of reporters and editors at business network Bloomberg November 1, Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a strong message for Bernie Sanders and other Presidential nomination hopefuls who…

UK sells white phosphorus to Turkey as evidence grows of chemical attacks on Kurds

thetimes.co.uk - Concerns have been raised over Britain’s sales of phosphorus products to Turkey, amid evidence the incendiary chemical has been used against Kurds in northeast Syria. Ministers have issued more than …

White Phosphorous Use in Northern Syria - Should The OPCW Investigate? - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - At Bellingcat, we believe in holding the powerful to account for their actions. We recognise that in order to do that, analysis of contentious issues such as conflicts must be conducted in an accurat…

Robert Mueller Will Not Save You (The Remix) | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

patreon.com - There aren’t really words to describe the feeling of your worst suspicions being ceaselessly confirmed as your country crumbles around you, but we try to find them nonetheless on this week’s Gaslit N…

The Tyrant Next Time: The Future of Our Presidential Elections

nfrpp.org - The 45th president is a symptom of a political malady that afflicts America’s experiment in self-governance: the ability of malevolent forces to divide, manipulate and motivate millions of voters thr…

Pompeo has lost confidence at State amid impeachment probe

cnn.com - "Morale in the building is always bad, but this is different," said the official. "I think part of it is Ukraine, it is a game changer." When asked for a State Department response, a senior official …

Democratic Sweep Sets Up Confrontation With Corporate Giant That Has Loomed Over Virginia Politics for a Century

theintercept.com - The company also strategically hands out cash to nonprofit groups and civic leaders to curry favor with policymakers. One local leader of a Virginia Boys & Girls Club who testified in favor of Domini…

Forget about 5G, China has kicked off its development of 6G

qz.com - The world has barely started using 5G, the latest generation of wireless connectivity, but China is already looking ahead to 6G. China’s science and technology ministry announced yesterday (Nov. 6) t…

China Expansion Goes Unchecked by White House | DCReport.org

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

Microsoft Should Stop Funding Israeli Spying on Palestinians

mintpressnews.com - The act of Palestinian activists covering their faces during anti-Israeli occupation rallies is an old practice that spans decades. The masking of the face, often by Kufyias – traditional Palestinian…

Scott Morrison threatens crackdown on protesters who would 'deny liberty'

theguardian.com - Scott Morrison has branded environmental protesters “anarchists” and threatened a radical crackdown on the right to protest in a speech claiming progressives are seeking to “deny the liberties of Aus…

Reveal has been fighting a lawsuit for three years. Now we’re speaking up about it

revealnews.org - In 2016, Reveal from T

Former Israeli Intel Official Claims Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell Worked for Israel

mintpressnews.com - Since the apparent death by suicide of Jeffrey Epstein in a Manhattan prison, much has come to light about his depraved activities and methods used to sexually abuse underage girls and entrap the ric…

Bevin cites 'irregularities' in asking for Kentucky recanvass

politico.com - “What we know is that there really are a number of irregularities,” he said, adding that “there’s more than a little bit of history of vote fraud in our state.” Without providing details, Bevin cited…

First use of CRISPR against cancer in patients clears safety hurdles

statnews.com - The first attempt in the United States to use a gene editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in the three patients who have had it so far, but it’s too soon to know if it will improve su…

The internet is getting less free

vox.com - Free speech and privacy on the internet declined globally for the ninth consecutive year according to the Freedom on the Net 2019 report by bipartisan watchdog and think tank Freedom House. The repor…

Bolivian Right-Wing Activates ‘Electoral Fraud’ Contingency Plan Against Morales

popularresistance.org - President Evo Morales emerged victorious in the first round of presidential elections in Bolivia held on October 20 but the opposition is set on rejecting the results Tensions have been rising in Bol…

Opinion -Why is Latin America Burning?

informationclearinghouse.info - A reason for these failures can be found in an anecdote related by Jean Cocteau. A couple of drivers suffer a car malfunction in a small Chinese town: there is a hole in the gas tank. They find a mec…

Ancient Ape with 'Human Legs' and 'Orangutan Arms' Moved Like No Other Creature on Earth

livescience.com - More than 11 million years ago, an oddball ape equipped with human-like legs and robust ape-like arms clambered across tree limbs, possibly escaping feline predators. That's the picture that scientis…

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

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

The First Step to Averting Climate Catastrophe

truthdig.com - Here we are, a full three decades after NASA scientist James Hansen raised the specter of a looming climate crisis with Congress, looking at the first generation of severely impacted youth and tellin…

The Delicate Ethics of Using Facial Recognition in Schools

wired.com - To Salazar, adding her face to the watch list without telling her was a sign of the district’s creeping authoritarianism. “Doing this without notifying me is not acceptable, and I should have a right…

New Health Concerns Over Synthetic Playing Fields | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” that are associated with cancer and birth defects could lace the artificial turf playing fields that our nation’s athletes compete on in football, rugby, soccer and oth…

Massive White Supremacist Message Board Leak: How to Access and Interpret the Data - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - Today, the entire SQL database from Iron March, a now-defunct neo-Nazi / white supremacist message board, was posted onto the Internet Archive by the user “antifa-data“. You can access this data dump…

Donald Trump Jr. tweets name of alleged CIA whistleblower

informationclearinghouse.info - And, despite wanting the name to be disclosed, Mr Trump sees some benefits to keeping it secret. The anonymity makes it easier for Mr Trump to undermine the credibility of the person behind the compl…


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« Reply #1066 on: November 08, 2019, 04:24:36 AM »

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Book by ‘Anonymous’ describes Trump as cruel, inept and a danger to the nation

washingtonpost.com - President Trump talks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House on Oct. 25. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Philip Rucker close Philip Rucker White House Bureau Chief Email EmailBio B…

Campaign Cash; Trump Tries Buying the Jury | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - As the House moved closer last week to impeaching Donald Trump, the almost more disturbing note was that Trump is working to buy Senate support with campaign cash. According to Politico, Trump is tap…

House GOP looks to protect Trump by raising doubts about motives of his deputies

washingtonpost.com - President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani is a potential target for Republicans on Capitol Hill who, in seeking to defend the president in the impeachment inquiry, are suggesting that som…

How Russia Issues Fake Passports to Its Operatives in Ukraine - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - On 27 October 2014, a man named Igor Nikoalevich Beregovoy arrived in Simferopol, Crimea, after boarding an Aeroflot flight in Krasnodar earlier that afternoon. Igor Nikolaevich was born on 30 Decemb…

Bloomberg Dips Toe In Presidential Primary Waters

nymag.com - It’s a move probably designed to keep the option open rather than to exercise it, but it’s still big and surprising news, as reported by the New York Times: Michael R. Bloomberg is actively preparing…

How do protestors make an impact? By disrupting subways.

vox.com - One by one, the protesters hopped through the turnstiles, congregating in the center of a Brooklyn subway platform that was packed to its edge. “No NYPD in the MTA,” they chanted, repeating after a m…

The U.S. Media’s Failure To Report On Violence In Mexico Is Inexcusable | Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - In his book To Die In Mexico, U.S.-born journalist John Gibler describes a meeting with Salomón Monárrez, one of the founders of a Mexican human rights group called the Sinaloa Civic Front. Monárrez …

Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK complicit in Syria Oil Grab

mintpressnews.com - The cat is out of the bag. The UK is potentially complicit in a war crime. With typical insouciance the U.S. military dropped this bombshell by tweet and apparently without realizing the implications…

Homeland Security will soon have biometric data on nearly 260 million people

qz.com - The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expects to have face, fingerprint, and iris scans of at least 259 million people in its biometrics database by 2022, according to a recent presentation fr…

With Bold Immigration Plan, Bernie Sanders Becomes the Only Candidate to Call for Break Up of ICE and CBP

theintercept.com - Warren, on the other hand, pledged in her immigration plan to “remake CBP and ICE in a way that reflects our values.” Her plan, titled “A Fair and Welcoming Immigration System,” which came out in Jul…

‘The Truth Looked Bad for Donald Trump’: What We’re Learning from the Roger Stone Trial

rollingstone.com - Just as the nation zeroes in on the House impeachment inquiry brought on by Trump’s solicitation of foreign interference in the 2020 election, one of the last shoes is dropping over foreign interfere…

Stone Trial Links Trump More Closely to 2016 Effort to Obtain Stolen Emails

nytimes.com - In his opening statement in a federal courtroom in Washington, Bruce S. Rogow, Mr. Stone’s defense lawyer, said his client never acted with “criminal intent.” Far from trying to deceive congressional…

The Real Watchmen: 100 Years Ago, a Race Riot Created Chicago’s Black Street Gangs

theroot.com - On Sunday, the highly-anticipated HBO series Watchmen set the internet ablaze with America’s shocked reactions to a little-known incident frequently called the Tulsa Race Riots. The bombing of Black …

Erdogan threatens to open Europe gates for refugees

news.yahoo.com - Budapest (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a visit to EU member Hungary repeated his threat Thursday to "open the gates" for millions of refugees eager to flee to Europe unless more i…

Virginia Democrats Should Get Right to Work — by Repealing ‘Right to Work’

nymag.com - For the first time in a quarter century, the Democrats boast full control of the Virginia state government. Now, once Ralph Northam & Co. finish celebrating their triumph in Tuesday’s elections, they…

Zelensky Bowed to Trump’s Demands, Until Luck Spared Him

nytimes.com - But word of the freeze in military aid had leaked out, and Congress was in an uproar. Two days before the scheduled interview, the Trump administration released the assistance and Mr. Zelensky’s offi…

Mormons in Mexico: A brief history of polygamy, cartel violence and faith

theconversation.com - Nine members of a prominent Mormon family in northern Mexico, all women and children, were gunned down on Nov. 4 in territory whose control is disputed by the Sinaloa Cartel and the La Linea militia.…

Wagner Mercenaries With GRU-issued Passports: Validating SBU's Allegation - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - At a Monday press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, the Ukrainian Security Agency (SBU) announced that it had intercepted passenger manifests from Russian MoD-chartered airliners transporting mercenaries …

Dogolachan And The Ghost Of Massacres Past - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - On March 13, 2019, two young men entered their former high school in the small city of Suzano in São Paulo, Brazil. The first one in, Guilherme Taucci, age 17, immediately opened fire with a .38 revo…

Harrowing Footage Shows Man’s Last Days Before Dying in Jail

unicornriot.ninja - Bemidji, MN – Shocking jail surveillance footage shows days of medical neglect that led to 27-year-old Hardel Sherrell’s death inside of Beltrami County Jail last September. Del Shea Perry, Hardel’s …

Dominion Energy Now Faces Virginia Democratic Takeover

theintercept.com - The company also strategically hands out cash to nonprofit groups and civic leaders to curry favor with policymakers. One local leader of a Virginia Boys & Girls Club who testified in favor of Domini…

What the Hell Is Going on in Chile? A Protester Explains.

nymag.com - In Chile’s streets, protesters chant a message now heard by the rest of the world. “Chile is waking up,” they say. But the center-right government of the country’s president, Sebastián Piñera, would …

Neoliberalism’s children rise up to demand justice in Chile and the world

intrepidreport.com - Uprisings against the corrupt, generation-long dominance of neoliberal “center-right” and “center-left” governments that benefit the wealthy and multinational corporations at the expense of working p…

Donald Trump Is All Alone

theatlantic.com - A person close to Trump told me that the president feels isolated and has complained that he has no one in whom he can confide. “These heavy issues are weighing on him. He has nobody around him. Ther…

The Deferred Dream of an Equal Rights Amendment

theatlantic.com - The amendment fits on a single piece of paper and has a main clause with just 24 words: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on accou…

Sylvia Taschka: Trump’s America shines bright for Europe’s radical New Right

voxpopulisphere.com - Donald Trump might not be as popular in Europe as Barack Obama was, but for many groups on the far-right of Europe’s political spectrum, he has become a heroic figure. “With Trump, the pride of a who…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/9
« Reply #1067 on: November 09, 2019, 07:04:48 AM »

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Following a Familiar Script, U.S. Withdraws From Paris Climate Pact

undark.org - The United States remains the world’s largest economy and strongest military power. It is also, as of this week, the only country in the world that has begun the process of withdrawing from the Paris…

Brazil's leftist icon Lula walks free from jail

news.yahoo.com - Curitiba (Brazil) (AFP) - Brazil's leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail Friday after a year and a half behind bars for corruption following a court ruling that could release t…

Of Two Minds - No Recession Ever Again? The Yellowstone Analogy

oftwominds.com - Just as forestry management's policy of suppressing forest fires insured uncontrollable conflagrations, so central banks' attempts to eliminate recessions insure a financial conflagration that will b…

Opinion | Enough with the Latin. What Trump did was bribery.

washingtonpost.com - President Trump in the East Room of the White House on Oct 30. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Eugene Robinson Columnist November 7, 2019 at 5:03 PM EST Enough with all the Latin. “Quid pro q…

Top White House official told Congress ‘there was no doubt’ Trump sought quid pro quo with Ukrainians

washingtonpost.com - “There was no doubt” about what Trump wanted from Ukraine’s president, a White House official testified. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) By Shane Harris, close Shane Harris Intelligence and national securit…

Mick Mulvaney: new testimony draws Trump chief of staff into Ukraine scandal

theguardian.com - Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney approved a White House meeting with the president for the Ukrainian president on condition Ukraine announced investigations tied to Trump’s politica…

Hong Kong student's death triggers fresh outrage

news.yahoo.com - Hong Kong (AFP) - A Hong Kong student who sustained head injuries when he fell during clashes with police died on Friday, triggering a fresh wave of outrage from the pro-democracy movement and fears …

Of Course Trump’s Idiot Son Outed the Alleged Whistleblower

vanityfair.com - You wouldn’t know it from the way Donald Trump has waged a campaign to out the whistle-blower, but the individual who filed a formal complaint against the president for pressuring Ukraine to smear hi…

Facebook and YouTube block spread of supposed whistleblower’s name and photo. Twitter allows both.

washingtonpost.com - Facebook and YouTube said they would block references to the alleged whistleblower’s name and photo, in line with their policies against “coordinating harm.” Twitter, however, said it would permit su…

Leaked video reveals ABC News suppressed Jeffrey Epstein story since 2015

wsws.org - The right-wing website Project Veritas published a leaked video on Tuesday that reveals ABC News had suppressed a story about the criminal sex-trafficking activities and high-profile connections of J…

Russia is building one of the world’s largest facial recognition networks - Coda Story

codastory.com - One evening in August 2018, 21-year-old Mikhail Aksel stepped into the imposing marble of Moscow Metro’s Sportivnaya station. Aksel, a senior activist in The Other Russia, a small but flamboyant oppo…

Indian top court gives Ayodhya holy site to Hindus

bbc.com - The disputed holy site of Ayodhya in northern India should be given to Hindus who want a temple built there, the country's Supreme Court has ruled. The case, which has been bitterly contested for dec…

AOC's Campaign Shows Facebook Ban on Political Ads Would Crush the Left

theintercept.com - Dean’s argument focuses on the populist right’s ability to manipulate the platform for political advantage, whether to push Brexit over the top or elect Trump president. But Dean himself should know …

The new dot com bubble is here: it’s called online advertising

thecorrespondent.com - Sometime in June 2003, Mel Karmazin, the president of Viacom, one of the largest media conglomerates in the world, walked into the Google offices in Mountain View, California. Google was a hip, young…

Why Politicians Want Your Smart-TV Data

theatlantic.com - “When you watch video on any one of these things, imagine that there is someone sitting next to you with a notepad,” Scott Tranter, the CEO and co-founder of the political-data consultancy Øptimus, t…

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

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

Boeing 737 Max: How Deregulation Kills People | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Your government at work: Members of Congress were hot on both sides of the aisle last week about air safety, relentlessly attacking Boeing over safety lapses on the 737 Max. But they were pretty sile…

Let’s invade Mexico!

unz.com - I suppose that by now everyone has heard of Trump’s offer to send the American military to “wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth,” which he asserts can be done “quickl…

Climate Crisis Is Causing a Deadly Virus to Spread Amongst Marine Mammals

ecowatch.com - A lethal virus that killed tens of thousands of harbor seals in the northern Atlantic in 2002 suddenly spread to sea lions, seals and otters in the northern Pacific Ocean two years later, confusing s…

Mexico Massacre, 9 Dead Americans: 7 Things you should Always Remember

ferfal.blogspot.com - Mexico Massacre, 9 Dead Americans: 7 Things you should Always Remember Terrible massacre in Mexico, close to the US border. A group of Mormons, members of the LeBaron, Miller, and Langford families, …

Indigenous firefighters tackle Brazil’s blazes | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - If the fires raging across the Amazon are controlled, much of the credit should go to the indigenous firefighters with intimate knowledge of the terrain. SÃO PAULO, 8 November, 2019 − As global conce…

What Future for Africa? A Report from the Meeting of the Club of Rome in Cape Town

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - What Future for Africa? A Report from the Meeting of the Club of Rome in Cape Town Manphela Ramphele (*) and Sandrine Dixon-Decleve, the co-presidents of the Club of Rome, at the start of the meeting…

"The Limits to Growth" continues to make waves

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all t…


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« Reply #1068 on: November 10, 2019, 04:16:39 AM »

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Why Fox News is at the center of the impeachment story

vox.com - This week’s is one hell of an episode of Impeachment, Explained. First, we’ve been working with Ipsos and PerryUndem on a national survey exploring Americans’ beliefs about what is impeachable. The r…

Impeachment inquiry: Fiona Hill tells lawmakers she's received death threats

theguardian.com - The former top Russia expert at the White House has said she has been subjected to a campaign of harassment and intimidation, including death threats, which reached a new peak after she agreed to tes…

Review | Signs of Trump-Putin collaboration, starting years before the campaign?

washingtonpost.com - By Shane Harris close Shane Harris Intelligence and national security reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Shane Harris covers intelligence and national security for The Washington Post. He has b…

The Dangerous Acceptance of Donald Trump

newyorker.com - “Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, / As, to be hated, needs but to be seen,” the poet Alexander Pope wrote, in lines that were once, as they said back in the day, imprinted on the mind of every…

Top Toxicologist Banned From Saying PFAS Causes Disease

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

Lula Comes Home

jacobinmag.com - On Thursday, Brazil’s Supreme Court handed down a decision of enormous consequence, finding that defendants cannot be incarcerated before every possible appeal has been heard and adjudicated. This pr…

The Criminal “Justice” System Does Exactly What It Was Designed to Do

theintercept.com - There is no way that much of what happens in the punishment bureaucracy would be tolerated if it were happening to people who looked different or had more power. The idea of drug laws being enforced …

Neoliberalism Created the Crisis in Chile

jacobinmag.com - Chile’s economic model, with its “responsible” monetary and fiscal policies, fundamentally encourages inequality. It is built on low social spending, weak redistributive measures, an economy based on…

Boris Johnson's Conservative party has received cash from 9 Russian donors named in a suppressed intelligence report

businessinsider.com - Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has received a surge in cash from nine Russian donors, who have been named in a suppressed investigation into Russia's attempts to undermine democracy in the UK. Th…

“We’re Americans, And We’re Fascists”: Inside Patriot Front

unicornriot.ninja - Lansing, MI – As white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at Michigan State University on Monday, March 5, far-right, neo-Nazi and “alt-right” factions have been arriving in the area a…

Iran says oil field found with 53 bln barrels of crude

ph.news.yahoo.com - Iran is among the world's top oil producers, but has struggled to sell its crude under US sanctions Iran has discovered a new oil field containing 53 billion barrels of crude, President Hassan Rouhan…

Trump's charity woes are uncommon, if not unprecedented, and could get more costly

theconversation.com - The Donald J. Trump Foundation is now defunct, and the state of New York has ordered the president to give US$2 million to a group of nonprofits out of his own pocket as restitution for breaking the …

The End of NATO? Macron Laments ‘Brain Death’ and Pushes for a European Military

strategic-culture.org - With less than a month until the next big NATO meeting, scheduled for the first week of December, France’s Macron has jumped into public relations mode to prepare the public for some big changes on t…

China's hottest investment: overpriced sneakers

news.yahoo.com - Shanghai (AFP) - Forget stocks, real estate, even cryptocurrencies -- China's hottest investment nowadays may be the Nike, Adidas, and Puma basketball shoes that "sneakerheads" like Hu Huaiyuan fight…

Peter Handke Won the Nobel Prize. Then His Publisher Quietly Circulated a Strange Defense of His Genocide Denialism.

theintercept.com - Although the German and Austrian media have generally been supportive of Handke winning the Nobel, Suhrkamp’s rambling defense has not received positive reviews from them. “It may work here and there…

US The Only Country That Measures Poverty By Fifty Year Old Measure

popularresistance.org - For over half a century, the United States has measured income poverty by comparing a family’s income to a standardized dollar amount (a “poverty line”) that varies by family size. For a family of fo…

The World Is Rising Up Against Austerity And The Rule Of The Rich, When Will We?

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: From Blackagendareport.com Black political captivity in the Democratic Party has a lot to do with why there is no clear peace movement in the United States. “U.S. imperialism has imposed…

Smartphones Are Killing The Planet Faster Than Anyone Expected

fastcompany.com - Before you upgrade your next iPhone, you may want to consider a $29 battery instead. Not only will the choice save you money, it could help save the planet. advertisement advertisement A new study fr…

Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate

cnn.com - Dramatic images and videos on social media show giant plumes of smoke rising from the greenery and lines of fire leaving blackened waste in their wake. From the other side of Earth, here's the latest…

I'm not scared of robots rebelling. I'm scared because they won't.

theprepared.com - Like everyone else on the internet, I am by turns inspired and terrified by the viral videos of the amazingly agile robots from Boston Dynamics and MIT. I share these clips with my kids, hoping to in…

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9 plants to grow for your medicine cabinet

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treehugger.com - From sleep aids to pain relievers, here's how to grow your own natural remedies. There is a lot to be thankful for when it comes to modern medicine. Yet at the same time, we have done with it what we…

$1m a minute: the farming subsidies destroying the world - report

theguardian.com - The public is providing more than $1m per minute in global farm subsidies, much of which is driving the climate crisis and destruction of wildlife, according to a new report. Just 1% of the $700bn (£…

Preventive Medicine and Prepping: 3 Things to do Before SHTF

shtfplan.com - This article was originally published by Darnel Fernandez at Natural News. A topic that doesn’t seem to be discussed all too often among preppers is preventive health measures. When a prepper talks a…

The Show-Trial Rhetoric That Took Down a Charter-School Founder

theatlantic.com - Elsewhere, Wilson criticizes the idea that a focus on text is a kind of “white supremacy.” That may sound bizarre, but at a conference about “white supremacy culture” in education convened by the New…

Victor Bulmer-Thomas: The U.S. Empire is in Retreat

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Gravity energy storage

energyskeptic.com - Preface. This is interesting, but not commercial. And as my book “When trucks stop running” explains, trucks are the basis of civilization, and can’t run on electric batteries or overhead wires. Even…

How Gene Editing Is Changing the World

undark.org - Across the U.S., more than 100,000 people are awaiting organ transplants. But there simply aren’t enough hearts, lungs, livers, and kidneys to meet demand, and 20 people die every day without the org…

Financial Disclosures Show Why Toyota and GM Sided With Trump's Clean Car Rollbacks to Preserve Profits

desmogblog.com - It’s been a bumpy ride for the auto industry in the ongoing battle over clean car regulations and California’s authority to set stricter rules for vehicle emissions. The industry is now divided as se…

Rich Residents Build Defenses Against Rising Seas; Poor Ones Leave

scientificamerican.com - Storm surge and rising seas threaten homes across coastal communities. But a community’s response to those risks is influenced by multiple factors, including geography, property values, socioeconomic…

John Bercow: ‘I may be pompous and an irritant. But I am completely authentic’

theguardian.com - When John Bercow bowed out as Speaker of the House of Commons last month – in the chamber, he listened uncomplainingly for just under three hours to MPs lavishly buttering him with praise – the atten…


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Ukraine’s Ministry of Veterans Affairs Embraced the Far Right - With Consequences to the U.S. - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - Ukraine’s President conferred with, and the Prime Minister of Ukraine partied with, known far-right figures as leaders of the country’s veterans. Additionally, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, Willi…

Day of rage plunges Hong Kong into turmoil after police shoot protester

washingtonpost.com - Riot police fire tear gas in central Hong Kong on Monday. (Kin Cheung/AP) By Anna Kam, Casey Quackenbush and Ryan Ho Kilpatrick November 11, 2019 at 4:27 AM EST HONG KONG — The shooting of a pro-demo…

“If It’s Gonna Come Out, It’s Gonna Come Out the Right Way”: Heroes of Torture Report Movie Are Lauded for Dodging Reporters

theintercept.com - “The Report” begins, like Spencer Ackerman’s 2016 rendition for The Guardian, with Jones breaking the law. Jones, played by Adam Driver, had been tasked by the Intelligence Committee with sifting thr…

Bolivia's Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces

news.yahoo.com - La Paz (AFP) - Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned Sunday, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after the army and police withdrew their bac…

Bolivia Declares 'Total Independence' From World Bank And IMF

mintpressnews.com - Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, center, attends a ceremony honoring Pachamama, Mother Earth, at the government palace in La Paz, Bolivia. (AP/Juan Karita) Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has been hi…

Two Years On, Bolivia's President Says No Regrets Over Expelling DEA

mintpressnews.com - Bolivia’s President Evo, cnter, attends a ritual ceremony honoring Pachamama, Mother Earth, at the government palace in La Paz, Bolivia. (A/Juan Karita) President Evo Morales recalled today that the …

Nikki Haley Throws Ex-Trump Officials Under Her Tentative 2024 Campaign Bus

nymag.com - The self-serving genre of Trump administration officials writing books or dancing with stars in order to reframe their time in the White House will gain its most self-serving entry to date on Tuesday…

Facebook Takes Down Breitbart Posts That Claimed to Name Whistle-Blower

nytimes.com - Breitbart’s violation of Facebook’s standards soon after Facebook endorsed it highlights the perils of the social media network’s plan to become a credible news source. Last month, Facebook announced…

Of Science, Fear, and Nuclear Radiation

undark.org - For Andrew Maidment, the chief of physics for the Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania, it was one of the oddest phone calls he’d ever received. “A woman called me up once,” he r…

A world on fire: Here are all the major protests happening around the globe right now

businessinsider.com - In addition to Dutch farmers, French farmers are also angry with their country's agricultural policy. Farmers held a second mass demonstration on Tuesday, following an October 8 demonstration that fi…

Ants, Humans, and the Lessons of War

undark.org - Look closely enough, and you’ll find that modern societies resemble those of certain ants much more than our nearest relatives, the chimpanzee and bonobo. No chimp has to create highways, traffic rul…

The Nigerian Activist Whose Death Shamed Shell

jacobinmag.com - Born in 1941, Ken Saro-Wiwa came of age as Nigeria gained independence and became a lifelong advocate for the importance of minority rights within a unified national identity. A member of the Ogoni e…

All of America’s 607 Billionaires Must Run for President

theintercept.com - With Michael Bloomberg, the 9th richest man on earth, apparently running for president, Americans are asking themselves some tough questions. Like, why did we ever allow non-billionaires to run for t…

The Next Privacy War Will Happen in Our Homes

medium.com - But an add-on that stems the flow of data is almost literally a band-aid solution. Once Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri morph from standalone pieces of technology that sit on our tables or counters …

The Surge: U.S. DOJ And Trump To Further Militarize Police -- $600 Billion In Equipment

activistpost.com - U.S. President Donald Trump is using his executive order signed in 2017 to expand the militarized police forces across the nation in preparation to launch a sweeping crackdown on crime that Trump ref…

This Entire Article Was Written by an AI (Open AI GPT2) | Lionbridge AI

lionbridge.ai - Disclaimer: The following content was generated by OpenAI’s GPT-2. All headlines are prompts fed to the system. While some of the information presented in this article may be true, none of the facts …

Fresh fetish or future? Sex robots give boot to human prostitutes at Swiss brothel, charging half the price

rt.com - The beautiful and civilized Swiss city of Lucerne is renowned for its setting below snow-capped mountain peaks on the banks of Lake Lucerne, with its medieval architecture, picturesque Altstadt (Old …

Opinion | How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong

nytimes.com - And it was Dr. Broecker who, in 1975, the same year as that National Academies report playing down the Younger Dryas, published a paper, titled “Climatic Change: Are We on the Brink of a Pronounced G…

PBS, televise the impeachment hearings for all to see

intrepidreport.com - The House of Representatives has announced that public hearings in the impeachment inquiry will begin on Wednesday, November 13. We believe that for the sake of the nation, public television should n…

Is the run on the dollar due to panic or greed?

intrepidreport.com - What’s going on in the repo market? Rates on repurchase agreements (“repo”) should be around 2%, in line with the fed funds rate. But they shot up to over 5% on September 16 and got as high as 10% on…

The Senseless Death of Deadspin

nymag.com - Offside Tavern in Chelsea was crowded for game seven of the World Series, but bartender Nick Costa noticed a group of patrons who seemed strangely “low energy” during the game. “There were a lot of p…

A new disease Big Meat doesn’t want you to know about

intrepidreport.com - Have you ever heard of African swine fever (ASF) caused by the African swine fever virus (ASFV)? A fourth of the world’s pigs have died from it just this year—half of all of China’s pigs—but like pre…


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5 Fast Facts About the Military Coup in Bolivia and What You Can Do

mintpressnews.com - The United States is currently backing a military coup against Bolivia’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales, who recently won re-election. Bolivia has enjoyed relative calm during the length of …

Australia fires rage out of control on 'catastrophic' day

theguardian.com - More than 100 fires are raging across eastern Australia, dozens of them running out of control, but the country has so far escaped its predicted “catastrophic” fire day without further loss of life. …

Australian bushfire emergency worsens but government denounces climate change warnings

wsws.org - Catastrophic bushfire conditions are forecast this week for tinder dry regions of three Australian states. This will intensify a disaster that already has killed three people, injured more than 200—i…

Trumpworld Terrified of John Bolton’s “Prolific” Notes

vanityfair.com - It’s already widely known that Donald Trump is not fond of note-taking. “What about these notes?” the president once fumed at then-White House counsel Don McGahn, according to Robert Mueller’s report…

White House infighting flares amid impeachment inquiry

washingtonpost.com - White House counsel Pat Cipollone, center, and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, right, at the White House last year. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Erica Werner, close Erica Werner Congr…

Public Document Clearinghouse: Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry

justsecurity.org - Just Security has compiled and curated all publicly available documents in Congress’s impeachment inquiry concerning President Donald Trump in connection with Ukraine. This collection seeks to includ…

Trump cites corruption in Kyiv and European stinginess to justify actions on Ukraine. Neither rationale withstands close scrutiny.

washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Air Force One on Saturday. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) By Karen DeYoung and close Karen DeYoung Associate editor and senior national security corresponde…

Hong Kong: police fire teargas and protesters hurl petrol bombs as violence escalates

theguardian.com - Riot police have fired teargas on anti-government demonstrators gathered in Hong Kong’s central business district and several universities, as protests paralysed the city for a second day in a row. P…

Hong Kong schools close amid safety fears

bbc.com - Some schools and universities in Hong Kong remain closed on Tuesday over safety fears as protesters called for a day of traffic disruptions. Many of the territory's train lines are suspended or delay…

Even Bloomberg Supporters Worry a Run Would ‘Hand the Nomination to Warren’

nymag.com - For seven months after Michael Bloomberg first passed on running for president in 2020, the former New York City mayor and his tight team of political advisers reviewed the constant flow of polling d…

The ‘Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself’ Meme Has Gone Mainstream

nymag.com - The conspiracy theories started as soon as Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell. The Clintons killed him, or Trump killed him, or a mysterious “someone” killed him. For a brief moment, the…

New elections in sight as Mexico grants Bolivia's Morales asylum

news.yahoo.com - La Paz (AFP) - Mexico announced Monday it had granted asylum to Bolivian leader Evo Morales, as the senator set to succeed him as interim president, Jeanine Anez, pledged to call fresh elections in t…

Waking Up from the California Dream in the Age of Wildfires

newyorker.com - A year ago, the deadliest wildfire in California’s history started in Paradise, a small town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas; on the same day, in Southern California, the Woolsey Fire broke ou…

Russia Laughs: Is He "Their" President Or Ours? - The National Memo

nationalmemo.com - Instead of watching Fox News, which manufactures heroic propaganda about President Donald Trump, Republican voters could learn much more from seeing a few hours of Russian television. It is on shows …

All the Evidence of Trump’s Ukraine Quid Pro Quo, Together in One Place

rollingstone.com - House Democrats’ impeachment case hinges on whether the Trump administration pursued a quid pro quo with Ukraine, withholding military aid and a White House invitation in order to extort new Presiden…

Trump’s Frantic Fight for Immunity

newyorker.com - Donald Trump, at times when it has served his purposes, has chosen to assume different personae. There was John Barron, an alias he used in the nineteen-eighties when giving false property valuations…

Why It Feels Like Everything Is Going Haywire

theatlantic.com - Suppose that the biblical story of Creation were true: God created the universe in six days, including all the laws of physics and all the physical constants that apply throughout the universe. Now i…

A Nation Coming Apart

theatlantic.com - In Part 3, “Reconciliation & Its Alternatives,” we feature Danielle Allen’s dazzling treatise, “The Road From Serfdom,” along with a call from James Mattis to remember and refine the principles of pa…

Naomi Oreskes: The Greatest Scam in History

voxpopulisphere.com - It’s a tale for all time. What might be the greatest scam in history or, at least, the one that threatens to take history down with it. Think of it as the climate-change scam that beat science, big t…

The Houthis Are Preparing for a Planned Israeli Attack on Yemen

mintpressnews.com - SANA’A, YEMEN — As the war in Yemen nears the end of its fifth year, the situation in the country seems to be escalating. There are strong indications that Israel is planning to launch airstrikes aga…

Turkey begins deporting foreign jihadists

france24.com - Turkey said Monday it had begun sending back foreign jihadists to their countries of origin, with an American already expelled and more than 20 Europeans in the process of deportation. A "foreign ter…

This Data Proves — Once And For All — The Stereotypes About Lazy Millennials Are Wrong

buzzfeednews.com - Of all the noxious, insulting stereotypes millennials have to endure about their generation — that they're self-centered, lazy, and entitled, not to mention the fucking avocado toast — none merits ri…

How Bullying May Shape Adolescent Brains

undark.org - In recent years, a steadily increasing volume of data has demonstrated that peer victimization — the clinical term for bullying — impacts hundreds of millions of children and adolescents, with the ef…

Our point remains: PBS should broadcast impeachment hearings in primetime

intrepidreport.com - Okay, let’s be clear. The ad we took in this past Friday’s edition of The New York Times and an accompanying essay asked that PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, do the right thing for the American…

Down on the Body Farm: The Forensics of Decaying Corpses

undark.org - The elderly woman was sprawled on her back in the dirt, head resting to one side, elbows bent as though she was about to prop herself up. Dead three months now, her face was no longer recognizable. H…

Opinion -White Helmet Founder Dead in Turkey Allegedly Fell From Baclony

informationclearinghouse.info - The current story is he was found on the street outside his home in Istanbul, with fractures to his legs and skull. The obvious interpretation – and current working hypothesis – is that he either fel…

Copper Hospital Beds Kill Bacteria, Save Lives

asm.org - Copper Hospital Beds Kill Bacteria, Save Lives Washington, DC - November 8, 2019 - A new study has found that copper hospital beds in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) harbored an average of 95 percent f…

We Must Dismantle The War Machine To Avoid The Climate Catastrophe

popularresistance.org - Here we are, a full three decades after NASA scientist James Hansen raised the specter of a looming climate crisis with Congress, looking at the first generation of severely impacted youth and tellin…


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Report: Trump Wants to Fire the Inspector General Who Brought Him Down

vanityfair.com - As the impeachment inquiry continues to look worse and worse for President Donald Trump, the president has attempted to respond in a variety of ways. He's completely refused to participate in the pro…

Iraqi Protesters Are Being Killed By “Less Lethal” Tear-Gas Rounds - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - This report contains extremely graphic imagery, including injuries and fatalities. Multiple protesters in Iraq have been killed after being struck by 40mm “less lethal” rounds. Over the last few week…

At donor dinner, Giuliani associate said he discussed Ukraine with Trump, according to people familiar with his account

washingtonpost.com - Lev Parnas speaks to reporters last month. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) By Rosalind S. Helderman, close Rosalind S. Helderman Reporter focusing on political enterprise stories and investigations Email Ema…

Of Two Minds - Now That We've Incentivized Sociopaths--Guess What Happens Next

oftwominds.com - As long as central banks create and distribute trillions in conscience-free credit to conscience-free financiers and corporations, the incentives for sociopathy only increase. "Sociopath" is a word w…

Hong Kong in chaos as protesters gather at universities with bows and arrows

theguardian.com - Hong Kong was paralysed on Wednesday, with riot police making arrests in a busy business district, much of the city’s public transport suspended and all universities closed following sharp clashes ov…

Stephen Miller Sure Seems Like a White Nationalist

nymag.com - Nobody would mistake Stephen Miller for a humanitarian. The White House speechwriter is widely known to be the force shaping President Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric and policies. Remember Trump’s…

This Is What a White Nationalist Administration Looks Like

rollingstone.com - Elections have consequences, and when white nationalists get elected, those consequences can be catastrophic. The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments on the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals…

Tennessee Police Protect White Nationalist Think Tank Meeting in State Park

unicornriot.ninja - Burns, TN – Last weekend, several hundred white supremacists, as well as about 100 counter-protesters, converged on Montgomery Bell State Park in Tennessee. Anti-racists gathered to oppose the Americ…

Opinion -Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire – with foreign support

informationclearinghouse.info - After a brief career as a firebrand right-wing film producer, in which he oversaw a scandalous “anti-environmentalist” documentary financed by a mining corporation, Halvorssen rebranded as a promoter…

‘This is incredibly significant’: Legal expert says Roger Stone trial just revealed ‘real evidence’ against Trump

rawstory.com - Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates on Tuesday testified that President Donald Trump told him in 2016 that more damaging information would soon come out about Hillary Clinton shortly after he g…

How news media are setting the 2020 election agenda: Chasing daily controversies, often burying policy - Storybench

storybench.org - It’s a paradox of examining political coverage. Are news media just reporting what the political candidates are talking about? Or does political journalism really set the agenda by selecting stories …

The Antisemitism Allegations Against Ilhan Omar Mask An Ugly Agenda

mintpressnews.com - Anti-Semitism is on the rise again in the United States. NBC News reported that the number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded by the Anti-Defamation League is nearing an all-time high. American Jews …

Nikki Haley forgives Trump’s racist ‘go back’ slur on Ilhan Omar: ‘I appreciate where he was coming from’

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

Humans are drying up the Amazon rainforest

treehugger.com - NASA finds that over the last 20 years, the atmosphere above the Amazon rainforest has been drying out – here's why. The Amazon is the largest rainforest on Earth, and as such, it is so much more tha…

NSW and Qld fires: no letup for exhausted firefighters in unprecedented emergency

theguardian.com - Ian Wheeler’s bloodshot eyes say more about the last four days in the so-small-it-barely-registers village of Killabakh, on the New South Wales mid-north coast, than he ever could. Along with his par…

Two reported dead as Venice flooded by highest tide in 50 years

theguardian.com - The mayor of Venice is poised to declare a state of emergency after the city was hit by the highest tide in more than 50 years, with another surge expected to cause further destruction on Wednesday. …

Trump offers trade deal, sanctions workaround to Erdogan for better U.S.-Turkey relations

washingtonpost.com - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife, Emine Erdogan, board a plane in Ankara on Nov. 12 ahead of their visit to the United States. (Presidential Press Service/AP) By Karen DeYoung, clo…

Third parties: Corporate Democrats should go the way of the Whigs

intrepidreport.com - Some say the U.S. constitution is “gamed” in such a way that we can only have two political parties. Today those are the Democrats and the Republicans. People who oppose third parties say it would be…

Turkey Finds Ally in Hungary as Both Move Closer to Russia - The Media Line

themedialine.org - Analysts say warming in ties highlights divisions within NATO military alliance The increasingly strong relationship between Turkey and Hungary as they move closer to Russia could contribute to a fra…

Hedge Fund-Backed GOP Group Digging Up Dirt on Elizabeth Warren

theintercept.com - In October, documents surfaced that appeared to contradict a key story told by Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the campaign trail. In her telling, Warren’s “dream job” as a public school teacher ended in 19…

A New Kind of Tyranny: The Global State’s War on Those Who Speak Truth to Power

informationclearinghouse.info - A New Kind of Tyranny: The Global State’s War on Those Who Speak Truth to Power “What happens to Julian Assange and to Chelsea Manning is meant to intimidate us, to frighten us into silence. By defen…

Of Warnings and their Ripple Effects

peaksurfer.blogspot.com - “Governmental bodies are making climate emergency declarations. Schoolchildren are striking. Ecocide lawsuits are proceeding in the courts. Grassroots citizen movements are demanding change….” To sec…


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washingtonpost.com - William B. Taylor Jr., acting ambassador to Ukraine, leaves after testifying before House investigators on Wednesday. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) By Karoun Demirjian, close Karoun Demirjian Co…

House Republicans Lash Out Because They Can’t Defend Trump’s Conduct

nymag.com - To the extent Donald Trump has reordered the power structure of the Republican Party, Devin Nunes has emerged as the main beneficiary of the era. Nunes has coordinated an intricate counter-narrative …

The Made-for-TV Impeachment

theatlantic.com - With a deep, resonant voice that summoned memories of the most authoritative newscasters—his name and Walter Cronkite’s were trending together on Twitter shortly after his testimony began, though Edw…

Trump Impeachment Hearings: Adam Schiff Emphasizes the Constitutional Stakes

newyorker.com - In his opening statement at the first public impeachment hearing, the House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff argued to the American public that the future of American democracy is at stake…

Senate Republicans Might Use Impeachment to Screw Over 2020 Democrats

vanityfair.com - As House Republicans go to bat for President Donald Trump in impeachment hearings (if not particularly successfully), their Senate counterparts are already looking forward to their role in the impeac…

The NYPD Kept an Illegal Database of Juvenile Fingerprints for Years

theintercept.com - For years, the New York Police Department illegally maintained a database containing the fingerprints of thousands of children charged as juvenile delinquents — in direct violation of state law manda…

Trump ignores impeachment to host Turkey's Erdogan

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump greeted his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House for a high-stakes meeting Wednesday that underlined his claim to be ignoring the impe…

Trump Does Erdogan’s Post-Invasion PR for Him in Joint Press Conference

nymag.com - During his press conference with Turkish President Recep Erdogan, President Trump said that he had an open door policy for all world leaders, regardless of where they might fall on the political spec…

Mafia State U.S.A. | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

patreon.com - For the entire duration of the Trump-Russia crime spree, the people who spoke out hardest – and paid the worst price – have been women. That trend continued this week with the testimony of national s…

Trade Deficit Up;We're Losing Trump's Trade War | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Candidate Donald Trump railed against America’s chronic trade deficits, vowing to eliminate them if he became president. So, how’s Trump doing? Awful. Trade deficits are growing on his watch. The ove…

Federal Judge Pummels Lying Litigator In Remarkable Courtroom Beatdown

thesmokinggun.com - In a remarkable courtroom browbeating, a federal judge today branded a notorious copyright lawyer an inveterate liar who undertook a “concerted campaign of deception” that has has left her questionin…

Homeland Security will soon have biometric data on nearly 260 million people

qz.com - The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expects to have face, fingerprint, and iris scans of at least 259 million people in its biometrics database by 2022, according to a recent presentation fr…

Impeachment Hearing Reveals Trump OPSEC Blunder

theintercept.com - According to Taylor’s sworn statement, “in the presence of my staff at a restaurant, Ambassador Sondland called President Trump and told him of his meetings in Kyiv. The member of my staff could hear…

Gaza attacks: tentative truce after Israel strike kills eight Palestinian family members

theguardian.com - Israel and the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad have agreed to an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire, halting the worst bout of fighting in months. However, later on Thursday, a barrage of at least …

Of Two Minds - Stock Market Cheerleading: Why Do We Celebrate the Super-Rich Getting Richer?

oftwominds.com - It's not too difficult to predict a political rebellion against the machinery of soaring wealth and income inequality. The one constant across the media-political spectrum is an unblinking focus on t…

Bolivia Is the Latest Successful US-Backed Coup in Latin America

mintpressnews.com - Bolivian President Evo Morales “resigned” at gunpoint Sunday, after army generals publicly demanded his resignation, despite convincingly winning re-election just three weeks ago. The preceding 21 da…

'I live on the street now': how the insured fall into medical bankruptcy

theguardian.com - It’s been over a dozen years since Susanne LeClair of West Palm Beach, Florida, was first diagnosed with cancer, she’s been fighting ever since. Now she, like many other Americans facing life-threate…

Nanoparticles from air pollution (mostly car exhaust) go straight into your brain

treehugger.com - A new study finds that ultra-fine particles increase the risk of brain cancer. We go on about the dangers from PM2.5, or particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers, but there is a new kid on the…

False equivalence and the climate debate

nick-mckim.greensmps.org.au - As we sit here today, we're on track for four to six degrees of global warming by the end of the century. To spell it out for citizens: that is the end of the human race. I want to speak about the br…

Scientists Find a Spot Where No Life Can Survive. That's Bad News for Alien Hunters.

livescience.com - Unearthly greens and yellows color the scorching-hot landscape surrounding the Dallol volcano in northern Ethiopia. This alien-like world is filled with hydrothermal pools that are some of the most e…

Closest Living Relative of Extinct 'Bigfoot' Found

livescience.com - The mythical and elusive "Bigfoot" is a creature of legend, but for millions of years, the original Bigfoot — a shaggy, bipedal ape twice the size of an adult human — roamed the forests of Southeast …

Rank Loyalties - The Bulwark

thebulwark.com - As the House opened the first public impeachment hearings on Tuesday, we’ve already previewed a key line in Trump’s defense: the attempted character assassination of impeachment witnesses. With the p…

Opinion -Lessons To Learn From The Coup In Bolivia

informationclearinghouse.info - After three weeks of protests following the disputed October 20 presidential elections, the imperialist powers and their Bolivian client elite have overthrown the government of Morales. In the contex…

Opinion -How Surveillance and Propaganda Work in ‘the Free World’

informationclearinghouse.info - November 13, 2019 "Information Clearing House" - A Bloomberg report of October 22 was concise and uncompromising in declaring Russia to be a surveillance state. Harking back to the good old days of t…


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'A Warning': Trump Is Stupid, Crazy and Dangerous | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - At DCReport we’ve scored an advance copy of the most anticipated book of the year, “A Warning” by “Anonymous, A Senior Trump Administration Official.” This book, which goes on sale Nov. 19, is as imp…

For Trump, Yovanovitch’s testimony brings moment of reckoning on gender

washingtonpost.com - Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, arrives on Capitol Hill to testify in a closed-door session last month. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) By Elise Viebeck close Elise Viebec…

Trump asks Supreme Court to shield his tax returns from prosecutors, setting up historic separation-of-powers showdown

washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks to the International Association of Chiefs of Police during their annual conference in Chicago on Oct. 28, 2019. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) By Robert Barnes and clos…

Big Pharma is Trying to Keep Its Claws in HIV Paitents | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - The Trump administration appeared this month to finally act on a campaign promise to lower drug prices by taking the maker of an HIV drug to court for violating a government patent. But as with all t…

Rudy Giuliani says Trump will stay loyal to him but jokes that he has 'insurance'

theguardian.com - Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has said he is confident the president will remain loyal to him as an impeachment inquiry unfolds in which the former New York mayor has become a centra…

Fox News Covered the Impeachment Hearings in the Fox Newsiest Way Possible

theatlantic.com - The opinion shows of Fox, in other words, reveled in their cartoonish cruelties. But the network’s self-styled purveyors of straight news engaged in the Trump-centrism, as well. The anchor Bret Baier…

Leaked State Department Memo Advised Trump Administration to Push for “Islamic Reformation”

theintercept.com - “These people are curating crap” from the far-right, anti-Muslim blogosphere, said a separate senior U.S. government official, referring to the unnamed authors of the State Department paper. (The off…

Peter Handke Won Nobel Prize After Two Jurors Fell for Conspiracy Theory

theintercept.com - This is a story about a conspiracy theory that was born in the 1990s, hibernated in obscurity for two decades, and in 2019 appears to have duped jurors into awarding the Nobel Prize for Literature to…

Voices of Dissent Fall Victim to Twitter’s Now Permanent Ban Hammer

mintpressnews.com - It’s an open secret. The deep state is working hand in hand with Silicon Valley social media giants like Twitter, Facebook and Google to control the flow of information. That includes suppressing, ce…

Hong Kong in first recession for a decade

bbc.com - Hong Kong has entered its first recession in a decade as the territory continues to be gripped by anti-government protests. Its economy shrank 3.2% in the three months to the end of September compare…

BREAKING: The First Amendment Is Part of Something Called the Constitution | emptywheel

emptywheel.net - A couple points. 1. Whether or not one agrees with Calabresi, one can either address the 5A and 6A arguments on their merits, or not. I agree impeachment is not a criminal proceeding (even though it’…

Opinion | At hearing, Republicans carry forward Trump’s effort to make lies into truths

washingtonpost.com - Rep. Devin Nunes confers with Rep. Brad Wenstrup and Rep. Jim Jordan during a break in Wednesday's testimony. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post) By Greg Sargent close Greg Sargent Opinion writer c…

Who Will Foot the Bill for America’s Military Bases Overseas? | New Eastern Outlook

journal-neo.org - Although Washington has closed a number of US military bases in recent years, the country still maintains approximately 800 military bases in over 70 countries, ranging from giant compounds to small …

Italian council is flooded immediately after rejecting measures on climate change

cnn.com - (CNN)Veneto regional council, which is located on Venice's Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in its history on Tuesday night -- just after it rejected measures to combat climate change. The…

All Great Civilizations Fall. Is America Next?

theatlantic.com - At its height, in the year A.D. 177, the Roman Empire seemed all but invincible. It was the most expansive political and social structure in Western civilization. Then it fell, in a manner so spectac…

A remarkable video of the ever elusive snow leopard

treehugger.com - Ever wonder what it would look like to be in the maw of a snow leopard? Wonder no more. Snow leopards are just so cat. They are the coolest of felines; solitary, elusive, and reigning over tremendous…

Of Two Minds - Corporate America Is an Anti-Social Black Plague: Negative Network Effects Run Amok

oftwominds.com - The anti-social carnage unleashed by Corporate America's "lock-in" / negative network effects has no real limits. Here's the U.S.economy in a nutshell: Corporate America is an anti-social Black Plagu…

The US and Britain face no existential threat. So why do their wars go on? | Simon Jenkins

theguardian.com - Why does no one mention the war? The most militaristic, belligerent and chauvinist country I know – and also love – is the US. People fly flags from every post and see “bad guys” under every bed. Whe…

Media support for the CIA coup in Bolivia

intrepidreport.com - Without establishment media support, US planned aggression, color revolutions, old-fashioned coups, and other hostile to peace, equity and justice actions wouldn’t get out of the starting gate. Propa…

Wall Street and the Frankenstein Economy

counterpunch.org - The term ‘income inequality’ suggests the inevitability of a natural process, a division of winners from losers along the lines of hair loss or disproportionate body mass that corporate researchers a…

'Every Child Born Today Will Be Profoundly Affected by Climate Change'

ecowatch.com - Pediatricians in New Delhi, India, say children's lungs are no longer pink, but black. Our warming planet is already impacting the health of the world's children and will shape the future of an entir…

Gathering in Groups as Society Falls Apart - Resilience

resilience.org - A guest blog by Vicki Robin, best-selling co-author of Your Money or Your Life, author of Blessing the Hands That Feed Us, and member of the Deep Adaptation Forum. “Everyone wants community. Unfortun…


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Impeachment witness provides firsthand account of hearing Trump demand ‘investigation’ of Bidens by Ukraine

washingtonpost.com - By John Hudson, close John Hudson National security reporter focusing on the State Department and diplomacy. Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Rosalind S. Helderman and close Rosalind S. Helderman Repo…

Impeachment and the Stone Verdict Show Trump Is Surrounded by Criminals

nymag.com - From the perspective of President Trump’s frustrated critics, the attempts to subject him to legal accountability have amounted to a long string of failures. Robert Mueller failed to produce a clear …

How a Tweet from Trump Scrambled the GOP’s Impeachment Strategy

nymag.com - In 280 characters, Donald Trump made Marie Yovanovitch a victim. The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was already a sympathetic figure. Speaking in a voice so quiet that it was occasionally inaudibl…

Trump issues pardons in war crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move

washingtonpost.com - The White House said in a statement Friday night that President Trump, as commander in chief, is “ultimately responsible for ensuring that the law is enforced and when appropriate, that mercy is gran…

Impeachment Hearings: Republicans Want Show Trials | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

patreon.com - Gaslit Nation returns for a mini impeachment episode giving our initial reactions to Wednesday’s testimony. This brief episode is part of our monthly Q&A, available to Patron subscribers at the Democ…

Trump issues pardons in war crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move

washingtonpost.com - The White House said in a statement Friday night that President Trump, as commander in chief, is “ultimately responsible for ensuring that the law is enforced and when appropriate, that mercy is gran…

Indigenous Bolivians Protest as Interim President Orders Evo Morales Silenced

democracynow.org - In Bolivia, indigenous-led protests continued to rage in La Paz Thursday, after Bolivia’s self-proclaimed interim President Jeanine Áñez swore in a new Cabinet with no indigenous members. Áñez is a r…

Will All Eyes on Impeachment, Trump Officials Amp up Border Panic

theintercept.com - On Wednesday morning, the House of Representatives began public hearings into just the fourth impeachment inquiry on an American president in the nation’s history. On the Senate side, it was business…

Hell on Earth for an Activist Murdered With Acid in Ukraine

thedailybeast.com - KHERSON, Ukraine—Just a few months ago, in the early days of summer, Kateryna Handziuk started jogging regularly. Every time she went out she extended the distance a bit, and she shared the news with…

The Real Reason to Panic About China’s Plague Outbreak

foreignpolicy.com - The Chinese government’s response to this month’s outbreak of plague has been marked by temerity and some fear, which history suggests is entirely appropriate. But not all fear is the same, and Beiji…

Opinion | Yovanovitch hearing confirms that Trump is running a thugocracy

washingtonpost.com - (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) By Paul Waldman close Paul Waldman Opinion writer covering politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Opinion writer November 15, 2019 at 12:28 PM EST President Trump…

The West’s Obsession With Border Security Is Breeding Instability

foreignpolicy.com - For too long, Western leaders have been getting away with a brutal circus in the name of border security. From hard-right politicians to the erstwhile establishment parties, “fighting illegal migrati…

Octopus outsmarts testers in intelligence experiment

treehugger.com - Yet another example of the uncanny intelligence of our 8-armed overlords. Ugh, octopuses are so smart. (That "ugh" is in: I love them so much I am rendered nearly speechless.) They are so unworldly a…

As Bots Spread Vaccine Misinformation, Some Social Platforms Fight Back

undark.org - VIEWPOINTS: Partner content, op-eds, and Undark editorials. Social media has become one of the preeminent ways of disseminating accurate information about vaccines. However, a lot of the vaccine info…

Accelerating Climate Change is Transforming Iceland’s Ecosystem

unicornriot.ninja - Reykjavik, Iceland – Unicorn Riot went to Iceland to take an in-depth look at the consequences of human-caused climate change. There we spoke with Dr. Halldór Björnsson, leader of the atmospheric & c…

‘Welcome to Europe. Now Go Home.’

theatlantic.com - MORIA, Greece—From the olive grove just outside the high cement wall—one topped with spirals of razor wire, enclosing one of Europe’s most infamous holding pens for asylum seekers—you can see all the…

London ballroom hosts showcase event for 'golden passports'

theguardian.com - Three prime ministers took to a stage in the ballroom of a five-star London hotel this week offering the world’s wealthiest people “golden passports” and citizenship of their countries in return for …

Maps show 500 suspected 're-education' camps and prisons where China is locking up and torturing its Muslim minority

businessinsider.com - Activists have released a map showing the suspected locations of nearly 500 prisons and camps that China is using to lock up the Uighurs, a mostly-Muslim ethnic minority in the country's western Xinj…

Intercepted Podcast: The Case of Rodney Reed

theintercept.com - The state of Texas is set to execute Rodney Reed on November 20. On this special episode: The Intercept’s Jordan Smith and Liliana Segura discuss why Reed is most likely innocent. Reed has been on de…

West Pushes Russia and China Closer Together | New Eastern Outlook

journal-neo.org - With Beijing celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party’s rule, there’s been a heated discussion across the Western world about the role that China is going to play in the global…

What Would Net Zero Emissions by 2025 Look Like?

howtosavetheworld.ca - The latest IPCC report says that in order to prevent catastrophic climate change global net CO2 emissions will have to reach net zero by 2050, from their current levels of 33-38B tons rising by nearl…

Of Two Minds - Medicare-for-All "Socialism" Is Just Another Racket

oftwominds.com - The entire system of health needs to be re-organized from the ground up, and funding the rackets will only speed the collapse of the system. The core problem with "socialist" proposals such as Medica…


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The Most Impeachable President in US History vs. The Most Hesitant Congress.

commondreams.org - Amid the worst Republican President and Republican Party in modern times, the Democrats are playing the politics of low expectations. This is not the time for Democrats to be in disarray. On Capitol …

Exclusive: After White House meeting, Parnas said he was on a 'secret mission' for Trump in Ukraine

cnn.com - In the days immediately following the meeting, Parnas insinuated to the two people he confided in that he clearly believed he'd been given a special assignment by the President; like some sort of "Ja…

In Prime Time, Two Versions of Impeachment for a Divided Nation

nytimes.com - Bill Clinton’s impeachment and Senate trial, which focused on a sensational sex scandal, came at a time of expansion for 24-hour cable news. The circus boosted ratings for then-fledgling Fox News and…

Republicans Intentionally Break Impeachment Rules Then Claim Adam Schiff Is Mistreating Them

politicususa.com - With no defense of Trump on the facts, House Republicans are resorting to manufactured stunts and rules violations to create claims of mistreatment. Republicans tried to violate impeachment rules by …

With impeachment, America’s epistemic crisis has arrived

vox.com - Back in 2017, I wrote a piece speculating that the Mueller hearings might bring America’s epistemic crisis to a head. That crisis involves Americans’ growing inability, not just to cooperate, but eve…

Proposed asylum fees are part of a bid to make immigrants to the US fund their own red tape

theconversation.com - The Trump administration wants to make people fleeing persecution in their home countries pay for something they’ve long gotten for free: the right to apply for asylum in the United States. As an imm…

Will Macron's New Tactics Against the Yellow Vests Make Simmering Pot Boil Over?

mintpressnews.com - NICE, FRANCE — A 73-year-old activist is the latest casualty of French President Emmanuel Macron’s crackdown on the Gilets Jaunes protest movement. Geneviève Legay of the anti-globalization group Att…

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins reelection

washingtonpost.com - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks at an election event in Baton Rouge on Oct. 12. (Brett Duke/AP) By Tim Craig close Tim Craig National reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow November 17, 2019…

How Republicans Worked to Prevent Impeachment Since Watergate

theintercept.com - With the House of Representatives formally commencing an impeachment inquiry into the actions of President Trump, America faces a moment of truth: Will the system work? Obviously this doesn’t mean a …

Hong Kong protesters clash with police at key campus battleground

news.yahoo.com - Hong Kong police fired tear gas on Sunday morning at protesters intent on keeping their stranglehold on a major tunnel as pro-democracy activists vowed to "squeeze the economy" into next week. Hardli…

Four more deaths in Bolivia protests: rights commission

news.yahoo.com - Bolivian riot police and soldiers clash with supporters of ex-President Evo Morales during a protest in the Cochabamba department on November 15 (AFP Photo/STR) La Paz (AFP) - Four more people have d…

Assassination of Aierken Saimaiti in Istanbul Raises New Questions - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - This investigation was conducted jointly with Umut 2020, a new Kyrgyz popular movement focused on investigating corruption. You can watch their video of the report at the bottom of this post (Russian…

Dozens of Murdered Women Are Missing From Puerto Rican Police Records, New Report Finds

theintercept.com - Carmen Castelló used to use the term “seguimiento de casos,” or case tracking, when she worked as a social worker managing client caseloads. Now it’s the name of the Facebook page she uses to track c…

The ‘catastrophic’ decline hitting the world

news.com.au - But with warnings insects could disappear within the century, suddenly the critters we first think to squish have made us think differently. A global scientific review of insect decline has warned in…

For Cement's Massive Carbon Footprint, Some Concrete Steps

undark.org - On a scorching July morning at a testing facility outside of Paris, a cadre of scientists, engineers, and architects wearing hard hats and safety goggles watched through protective glass as a machine…

Massive Hack Strikes Offshore Cayman National Bank and Trust

unicornriot.ninja - Isle of Man, UK – A blast of sunshine has hit a secretive banking network used by global ultra-wealthy figures following a massive hack by “Phineas Fisher“, a notorious self-described “hacktivist”, o…

Senior national security official ties key official more closely to Trump on Ukraine in impeachment inquiry

washingtonpost.com - By Colby Itkowitz, close Colby Itkowitz Congress, campaigns, health policy, Pennsylvania politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Karoun Demirjian, close Karoun Demirjian Congressional reporter focus…

See how much Arctic ice has vanished over the last 25 years

mnn.com - We've shown you what Earth would look like if all the ice on the planet melted. Many of our favorite cities would simply disappear. But a new video by NASA and a study by the American Geophysical Uni…

Prince Andrew: I didn’t have sex with teenager, I was home after Pizza Express in Woking

theguardian.com - The Duke of York claimed on Saturday night that he could not have had sex with a teenage girl in the London home of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell because he was at home after attending a childr…

'We’re fed up and we will not obey you': Rebellion strikes cities across the world

independentaustralia.net - Street demonstrations have flared up in cities around the world. Lee Duffield writes that these have hallmarks of being one world movement with its causes in failing economic resources, exploitation,…

'Show no mercy': leaked documents reveal details of China's Xinjiang detentions

theguardian.com - Hundreds of pages of leaked internal government documents reveal how China’s mass detention of Uighurs and other minorities in Xinjiang came from directives by Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, to “show ab…

Pacific seals at risk as Arctic ice melt lets deadly disease spread from Atlantic

theguardian.com - A potentially deadly disease affecting marine mammals, including seals and sea otters, has been passed from the North Atlantic Ocean to the northern Pacific thanks to the melting of the Arctic sea ic…

A battle for the jet stream is raging above our heads

theconversation.com - When prolonged periods of severe weather strike, two things often get the blame these days: climate change and the jet stream. Many have expressed concerns that the rapidly melting Arctic is now dist…

Huge Prague protest marks revolution anniversary

bbc.com - At least 200,000 people have protested against the Czech government in the capital, Prague. Demonstrators are calling for Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign over allegations of fraud. It is allege…

US Seizure Of Oil Fields Escalates Tensions In Syria

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: Gunter Hartnagel/Flickr The US has deployed hundreds of troops backed by armored vehicles into oil fields located in Syria’s northeastern Deir Ezzor province, where they are reportedly b…

Police in Bolivia Pepper Spray Journalist 'On Purpose' During Live Coverage of Anti-Coup Protests

commondreams.org - Becoming part of the story she was seeking to cover, international news correspondent Teresa Bo was assaulted by Bolivian state security forces on Friday—shot directly in the face, while on camera, w…

Did The West Win The Cold War?

popularresistance.org - Such a question seems little more than a provocation until the effects of the interval between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the present are critically examined in relation to their principal effec…

Opinion -Vladimir Putin: US Dollar Will Collapse Soon.

informationclearinghouse.info - Vladimir Putin: "The Dollar Enjoyed Great Trust Around The World. But For Some Reason It Is Being Used As A Political Weapon, Imposing Restrictions. Many Countries Are Now Turning Away From The Dolla…

'Grand American Tradition of Immunizing Its War Criminals' Continues as Trump Pardons US Soldiers

commondreams.org - Continuing what critics of U.S. imperialism have long said is a pattern of refusing accountability for violations of international law and a litany of war crimes over recent decades, President Donald…

How the Bitcoin Heist unraveled in Iceland, the world's leading miner of digital currency — Vanity Fair

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Opinion -Israel’s relentless violence on Gaza met by global silence

informationclearinghouse.info - “The message we’re getting from people in Gaza is that ‘we’re going to continue protesting because we have no choice — what else can we do, stay home and die?'”, Abunimah says. “So people are continu…

Bugs are getting hungrier and hungrier

mnn.com - As the planet heats up, so does the age-old competition between humans and insects for food. According to most recent studies, insects currently mulch through between 5 and 20 percent of the world’s …

Fed’s Powell Says Forensic Work Ongoing on Liquidity Crisis; This Chart Shows Why He’s Worried

wallstreetonparade.com - Stock Price of Deutsche Bank, Lincoln Financial and Goldman Sachs Since September 17, 2019 When the Fed Began Pumping Money Into Wall Street By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: November 15, 2019 ~ Yeste…

The report that Boris Johnson is refusing to publish says it cannot rule out Russian interference in the Brexit referendum

businessinsider.com - A report into possible Russian interference that Boris Johnson's government is refusing to publish reportedly said that the Kremlin may have affected the 2016 Brexit referendum. The Times newspaper r…

How the world’s dirtiest industries have learned to pollute our politics | George Monbiot

theguardian.com - The tragedy of our times is that the gathering collapse of our life support systems has coincided with the age of public disservice. Just as we need to rise above self-interest and short-termism, gov…

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Welcome to a World in Which All Hell Is Breaking Loose

voxpopulisphere.com - What the U.S. military will be doing in a climate crisis future. The Situation Room, October 2039: the president and vice president, senior generals and admirals, key cabinet members, and other top n…

Hong Kong protests: up to 800 trapped as police lay siege to university

theguardian.com - Hong Kong police have trapped up to 800 people inside a university in the city, firing tear gas at any protesters trying to escape the campus. Polytechnic University, a sprawling campus that has been…

Iran shuts down nearly all internet access in response to fuel protests

engadget.com - The government hasn't formally acknowledged the internet shutdown. As in past instances of country-wide internet blackouts, Iran is attempting to control both the protests themselves and the world's …

Bolivia’s De Facto Government Grants Impunity To Police, Armed Forces

popularresistance.org - The de facto government of Bolivia issued a decree Saturday exempting Armed Forces and National Police from criminal responsibility when committing acts of repression against protesters who have take…

Trump attacks another witness as his impeachment defense faces new tests

cnn.com - Other witnesses have testified that Sondland had a direct line to the President and as saying that the only thing Trump cared about in relations with Ukraine was his own political advantage. That lea…

Of Two Minds - If Not-QE Is QE, then is Not-a-Blowoff-Top a Blowoff Top?

oftwominds.com - Can $300 billion, or $600 billion, or even $1 trillion continue to prop up an increasingly risk-riddled, fragile $330 trillion global bubble in overvalued assets? When is "Not-QE" QE? When Federal Re…

Massive Hack Strikes Offshore Cayman National Bank and Trust

unicornriot.ninja - Isle of Man, UK – A blast of sunshine has hit a secretive banking network used by global ultra-wealthy figures following a massive hack by “Phineas Fisher“, a notorious self-described “hacktivist”, o…

Inspectors General Quietly Uncovering Trump's Corruption | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Our government’s Inspectors General pose one of the biggest threats to Donald Trump’s presidency. The IGs’ unique status as independent watchdogs who report both to their own agencies and to Congress…

In Trump-Nixon impeachment comparison, Pelosi raises specter of resignation - Reuters

reuters.com - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is amplifying her unfavorable comparison of President Donald Trump to fellow Republican Richard Nixon, saying that disgraced president at least …

The view from Uxbridge: young voters battle to oust Johnson from his own seat

theguardian.com - Youth campaigners have stepped up efforts to oust Boris Johnson from his constituency with grassroots organisations increasingly hopeful they can make history by ensuring he is the first prime minist…

How the U.S. and Iran Became Unlikely Allies Against ISIS

theintercept.com - In the summer of 2014, with a campaign of shocking violence, the Islamic State established itself as the most fearsome terrorist organization in the Middle East. In early June, the extremist group st…

A Novel Retells the Assassinations that Marked the End of the Cold War in El Salvador

theintercept.com - The assassination of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador 30 years ago this month was the last great crime of the Cold War. It happened on November 16, 1989, a week after German protesters began demolis…

Uighurs and their supporters decry Chinese ‘concentration camps,’ ‘genocide’ after Xinjiang documents leaked

washingtonpost.com - A Chinese flag hangs near a Hikvision security camera outside of a shop in Beijing on Oct. 8. (Mark Schiefelbein/AP) By Lateshia Beachum close Lateshia Beachum Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Novembe…

Lead Ammunition Poses Real Risks. Why Won't Gun Owners Switch?

undark.org - “Eyes and ears,” Leland Brown calls out. “We’re going hot!” We pull on our safety glasses and earmuffs, though neither prevents the concussive blast to our chests as Jeff Yanke pulls the trigger of h…

Trump: Gaza violence ‘crazy,’ Israel ‘keeps having elections and nobody gets elected’

haaretz.com - WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump referred publicly for the first time in two months to the ongoing political deadlock in Israel on Tuesday, asking, “What kind of a system is it there? They’re…

From Flying Spiders to Global Warming, a Hymn for a Windswept Planet

undark.org - How easy it is to imagine weather as a force wholly imposed upon us. We shake our fists at rain on the day of an outing, at snow entombing our cars. The causes of that rain or snow are complex, invol…

Samoa makes measles vaccine mandatory to stop deadly outbreak

news.yahoo.com - Immunologists say a mass rollout of vaccinations could help limit the number of cases (AFP Photo/Sergei SUPINSKY) Samoa was finalising plans for a compulsory measles vaccination programme Monday, aft…

Donald Trump vanishes after going to hospital for supposed "routine physical"

palmerreport.com - On Saturday, Donald Trump was taken to Walter Reed Medical Center for an unscheduled visit which the White House initially tried to claim was for a routine physical that isn’t scheduled until Februar…

How To Crush A Bankers’ Dictatorship

popularresistance.org - Above photo: Tumblr, scanned from the Toronto Star Library. The western media has been hit with warnings of “financial Armageddon” and the need for a “global hegemonic synthetic currency” to replace …

Nile River Formed Millions of Years Earlier Than Thought, Study Suggests

livescience.com - For thousands of years, the Nile River has fertilized valleys along its winding path through northeastern Africa, anchoring ancient civilizations and still serving as an important route of transport …

Fox News: The Constitution Doesn't Say Anything About Witness Intimidation

mavenroundtable.io - President Donald Trump engaged in witness intimidation during live testimony on Friday when he issued a tweet criticizing former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, leading many to suggest Democrat…

Welsh bill would allow 16- and 17-year olds to vote in local elections

theguardian.com - A bill is being introduced that would give the vote to 16- and 17-year-olds in many elections in Wales and empower local authorities to decide which voting system they use. The Labour-led Welsh gover…

The flat-Earth conspiracy is spreading around the globe. Does it hide a darker core?

cnn.com - This week, the businessman attended the third annual Flat Earth International Conference, held at an Embassy Suites hotel in suburban Dallas, Texas. Organizers told CNN that about 600 others went too.

A battle for the jet stream is raging above our heads

theconversation.com - When prolonged periods of severe weather strike, two things often get the blame these days: climate change and the jet stream. Many have expressed concerns that the rapidly melting Arctic is now dist…

We're running out of time to stop killer robots

inverse.com - If we don’t adopt legislation to stop killer robots from proliferating soon, they could become commonplace. That’s the message of a new report from the peace advocacy nonprofit PAX. The report claims…


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Juan Guaidó's Weekend Coup Attempt in Venezuela Was a Massive Flop

mintpressnews.com - Fresh off a successful military coup deposing leftist President Evo Morales in Bolivia last week, the United States attempted to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela this weekend. …

Impeachment witness says Ukraine ‘gradually came to understand’ Trump’s desired investigation was tied to aid, meeting

washingtonpost.com - David Holmes, a career diplomat and the political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukaine, leaves Capitol Hill on Friday. (Jose Luis Magana/AP) By Matt Zapotosky, close Matt Zapotosky National securi…

Chief Justice Gives Trump Temporary Reprieve in Financial Records Case

nytimes.com - No stay from the Supreme Court was needed in the Manhattan case because prosecutors there had agreed not to seek immediate release of the records in exchange for a prompt request for Supreme Court re…

Opinion: Why the Trump impeachment hearings need to go beyond Ukraine

theglobeandmail.com - Sarah Kendzior is the co-host of the podcast Gaslit Nation and the author of the upcoming book Hiding in Plain Sight “Shady interests the world over have learned how little it takes to remove an Amer…

Trump Personally Directed Mob-Linked Figure Tied to Ukraine Shakedown

nymag.com - On October 10, federal agents arrested Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman at the airport, where they had one-way tickets to Vienna. President Trump feigned disinterest. “I don’t know those gentlemen,” he tol…

The wolves are coming for Kurt Volker

vox.com - House impeachment investigators are probing whether President Donald Trump, or anyone in his inner circle, directed the president’s former special envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker, to press Ukrainian se…

Iran’s Quds Force and the Muslim Brotherhood Considered an Alliance Against Saudi Arabia

theintercept.com - They were hardly kindred spirits. In fact, they stood on opposite sides of one of the world’s fiercest geopolitical divides. Yet in a secret effort at detente, two of the most formidable organization…

Chile's political crisis is another brutal legacy of long-dead dictator Pinochet

theconversation.com - After weeks of intense, sometimes violent nationwide protests, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera has relented to demands to rewrite the Chilean Constitution. The protesters say they want a new const…

Are We Pretending Donald Trump Wasn’t Secretly Rushed to the Hospital?

theroot.com - Pick one: Donald Trump was rushed to the hospital to visit a sick child because he is such a caring person... Or Donald Trump is the only president in history to break their physical examinations int…

New York Times editor says Trump has put his reporters’ lives at risk

theguardian.com - The executive editor of the New York Times has accused Donald Trump of putting his reporters’ lives at risk by subjecting them to personal abuse and describing them as “enemies of the people”. Dean B…

In new pro-Israel shift, US no longer calls settlements illegal

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - The United States no longer believes that Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories are illegal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday, in the latest pro-Israel …

Dozens of Hong Kong protesters make daring campus breakout

news.yahoo.com - Dozens of Hong Kong protesters escaped a two-day police siege at a campus late Monday by shimmying down a rope from a bridge to awaiting motorbikes in a dramatic and perilous breakout that followed a…

Retribution Against the Washington Post Owner Is Trump’s Gravest Abuse of Power

nymag.com - The saga of President Trump’s reprisals against Amazon has lurked on the margin of the news, largely overshadowed by the Ukraine scandal. Late Thursday night, Amazon revealed it had filed a protest i…

Leaked Iranian Intelligence Reports Expose Tehran’s Vast Web of Influence in Iraq

theintercept.com - In mid-October, with unrest swirling in Baghdad, a familiar visitor slipped quietly into the Iraqi capital. The city had been under siege for weeks, as protesters marched in the streets, demanding an…

The Forgotten Treasure In These American Lands - Resilience

resilience.org - “All that is constant about the California of my childhood is the rate at which it disappears.” —Joan Didion, “Notes From a Native Daughter” “All that is constant about the California of my childhood…

Soil in the Arctic Is Now Releasing More Carbon Dioxide Than 189 Countries

globalcitizen.org - The Arctic is now releasing more carbon dioxide in the winter than it can absorb in the summer, according to a new report. Now that heat waves are occurring in the winter, and the Arctic is warming t…

The extremist philosophy that’s more violent than the alt-right and growing in popularity

vox.com - Blaze Bernstein, age 19 at the time of his murder, loved to cook. Before he traveled back to his home in California for the 2017-’18 winter break, the University of Pennsylvania sophomore had been el…

Turkey’s fight against IS riddled with black holes

al-monitor.com - Soon after the US raid that led to the death of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi right under Turkey’s nose, Ankara embarked on a busy hunt for militants — almost as if to mask some guil…

Bang Bang Crazy, Part 13: Stand and Teach

stonekettle.com - Rant: to speak or shout at length in a wild, impassioned way. A tirade. This veteran’s rant about arming teachers is going viral. This veteran being me, of course. Seems some clickbait site called Bo…

India's New Delhi hits 'unbearable' pollution levels, equivalent to smoking 33 cigarettes a day - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

abc.net.au - Air pollution in New Delhi and surrounding towns has reached the worst levels so far this year, with authorities in the capital having declared a public health emergency and ordered the closure of sc…

Of Two Minds - Political and Social Conflict Is Accelerating: Here's Why

oftwominds.com - All the status quo "fixes" only hasten the collapse of the status quo. That economic, social and political conflict is accelerating is self-evident. What's open to debate are the core drivers of conf…

The post-antibiotic era is here

vox.com - Every 15 minutes, one person in the US dies because of an infection that antibiotics can no longer treat effectively. This striking estimate comes from a major new report, released Wednesday by the C…


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Massive Hack Strikes Offshore Cayman National Bank and Trust

unicornriot.ninja - Isle of Man, UK – A blast of sunshine has hit a secretive banking network used by global ultra-wealthy figures following a massive hack by “Phineas Fisher“, a notorious self-described “hacktivist”, o…

Witnesses take a toll on Trump’s impeachment defenses

nbcnews.com - WASHINGTON — They both wore the uniforms of their country during congressional testimony, but Alexander Vindman struck the reverse image of Oliver North. Thirty-two years ago, North — then a Marine l…

‘Comes down to one guy’: In impeachment probe, all eyes turn to Gordon Sondland

washingtonpost.com - U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, center, seen Oct. 17. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) By Aaron C. Davis and close Aaron C. Davis Investigative reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow F…

The Spectacular Failure of the Trump Wranglers

newyorker.com - If Tuesday morning offered the unprecedented spectacle of a uniformed officer taking on the President while still working in his White House, Volker’s testimony on Tuesday afternoon marked a moment i…

Witnesses Lay Waste to Another Key Trump Impeachment Defense

vanityfair.com - In a familiar-sounding opening statement to Tuesday’s impeachment hearings, Devin Nunes dismissed witnesses as “three diplomats, who dislike the president’s Ukraine policy, discussing second-hand and…

Attacking witnesses is Trump’s core defense strategy in fighting impeachment

washingtonpost.com - By Elise Viebeck and close Elise Viebeck Enterprise and investigations reporter focused on politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Isaac Stanley-Becker close Isaac Stanley-Becker National political …

Jim Jordan Trips Over His Asshole Trying to Malign Vindman

vanityfair.com - Hello, and welcome to week two of the impeachment inquiry’s public hearings. Last week the House Intelligence Committee heard testimony from career officials concerning Donald Trump’s plot to extort …

Alexander Vindman has reached out to Army about his family's safety amid attacks by Trump and GOP lawmakers

cnn.com - "I'm grateful to my father's -- for my father's brave act of hope 40 years ago and for the privilege of being an American citizen and public servant, where I can live free and -- free of fear for min…

Played Again: Press Corps Spreads the White House's Lies About Trump's Sudden Hospital Visit | Press Watch

presswatchers.org - The complete inability of the political press corps to properly respond to even the most obvious deceptions emerging from the Trump White House has perhaps never been more evident than over the weeke…

Hong Kong university protesters defy surrender warnings

news.yahoo.com - Hong Kong (AFP) - Dozens of exhausted pro-democracy protesters occupying a Hong Kong university defied warnings to surrender Tuesday on the third day of a stand-off with police, as China sent fresh s…

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Threatens United States, Says 'We Will Be Forced to Look Elsewhere if F-35 Dispute Continues'

heraldpublicist.com - US President Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (File Picture) Ankara, November 20: If the US stance on supply of F-35 fighter jets doesn’t change, Turkey can be compelled to “look elsewhere” to …

Republicans Smear Ukrainian Who Helped Expose Manafort

theintercept.com - Americans who do not get all of their information about Ukraine from Fox News or right-wing Twitter and Facebook feeds have no doubt been baffled by the Republican cross-examination of witnesses call…

Opinion | William Barr’s chilling defense of virtually unlimited presidential power

washingtonpost.com - U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr speaks at a news conference on the arrests of nearly 330 fugitives suspected of violent crimes in Albuquerque, N.M., on Nov. 12. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/AP) By Max…

Civil Unrest Is The New Normal Out There - DollarCollapse.com

dollarcollapse.com - This is getting ridiculous. Every few days another country blows up, as their citizens take to the streets with little warning and no apparent interest in a quick settlement. Here’s the first part of…

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Big Power Distributor Favors Coal-Burning Over Clean Energy | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - The organization that runs our nation’s largest electricity auction valued at more than $10 billion wants to sabotage states trying to combat climate change by subsidizing clean energy like wind and …

The collapse of the information ecosystem poses profound risks for humanity

theguardian.com - For the last few years, scientists have argued that we’re living through a distinctly new geological age. They call it the Anthropocene: a new age characterized by humanity’s profound impact on Earth…

This could be the biggest advance in toilet design in over a hundred years

treehugger.com - The Orca Helix moves up and down so that it is easy to get on and off when high, easy on the body when low. Many things have changed in the last hundred years, but one thing that has hardly changed a…

What the Battle Over Control of PG&E Means for U.S. Utility Customers

theconversation.com - There’s a battle raging over the ownership of PG&E Corp., one of the nation’s largest utilities, with cities, hedge fund managers and even customers all in the running. Growing liabilities over its r…

Colombia to close its borders in attempt to contain mass protests

theguardian.com - Colombia’s government has announced plans to close its borders, part of a string of measures to contain mass strikes and protests planned this week amid sweeping unrest in South America. Tens of thou…

Elizabeth Warren endorses Trump’s economic war on Venezuela, then soft-pedals far-right Bolivia coup

thegrayzone.com - For the millions of Venezuelans suffering under a suffocating US blockade, there is no functional difference between Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren. In fact, the liberal Democratic presidential ca…

The Left/Right Convergence on Dissing Obama

nymag.com - Color me highly skeptical, and sometimes angry, about the many measures by which political observers draw equivalence or even identity between the Left and Right. But there’s one area in which there …

Hopes Dim for a Peaceful End to Hong Kong Protests

nymag.com - Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement, now in its sixth month, has taken a violent turn in recent weeks as both the police and a minority of protesters have turned to more aggressive tactics in …

The Coup in Bolivia Has Everything to Do With the Screen You’re Using to Read This

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Email Bombs and Viruses: Previewing Russian Hacking 2.0

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Holocaust Training for American Police

unz.com - Jewish groups in the United States are adept at creating mechanisms that benefit themselves and also frequently Israel at the expense of the American taxpayer. The proliferating holocaust museums are…

California Liberals Promised Weed Farmers a Future. Then Big Weed Cashed In

vice.com - In May 2015, Gavin Newsom, then California's lieutenant governor, ventured deep into the Emerald Triangle, the state's traditional underground cannabis region and the so-called Napa Valley of Weed, t…

Join the campaign to send warmth to refugees

unhcr.org - Syrian refugee families are enduring another winter far from home. Eight years of war have left them struggling to survive, their lives are in limbo. UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Neil Gaiman meets Ayman…

Ghosts of Mossadegh: The Iran Cables, U.S. Empire, and the Arc of History

theintercept.com - As U.S. sanctions strangle Iran’s economy, anti-government protests are spreading. This week on Intercepted: Iranian-American author and analyst Hooman Majd discusses a century of history marked by i…

Building with bamboo can cool the climate | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - If you want to cut global temperatures try building with bamboo, say UK-based researchers studying its thermal properties. LONDON, 20 November, 2019 – There could be a way of countering one key aspec…


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Sondland acknowledges Ukraine quid pro quo, implicates Trump, Pence, Pompeo and others

washingtonpost.com - By Rachael Bade, close Rachael Bade Congressional reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Aaron C. Davis and close Aaron C. Davis Investigative reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Matt Zapotosk…

Analysis | 5 takeaways from Gordon Sondland’s blockbuster testimony

washingtonpost.com - By Aaron Blake close Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow November 20, 2019 at 2:13 PM EST The most anticipated — and potentially most important …

Exclusive: Parnas Helped Nunes’ Investigations

thedailybeast.com - Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, helped arrange meetings and calls in Europe for Rep. Devin Nunes in 2018, Parnas’ lawyer Ed MacMahon told The Daily Beast. Nunes aide Derek Harvey …

Ukraine knew of stalled aid far earlier than White House claims, official testifies

theguardian.com - Ukraine raised concerns about a hold on military aid on the same day as Donald Trump’s infamous phone call with its president, a Pentagon official told the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday. The evide…

Brexit and Bannon | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

patreon.com - Nearly a year ago, Gaslit Nation interviewed UK journalist Carole Cadwalladr about the connections between Brexit, the 2016 election, and non-state hostile actors like militarized propaganda firm Cam…

Elizabeth Warren's Support for Bolivia Coup Consistent With Hawkish Foreign Policy

mintpressnews.com - Massachusetts Senator and Democratic Presidential nomination frontrunner Elizabeth Warren endorsed the recent U.S. backed military coup d’état in Bolivia Monday. Warren’s statement carefully avoided …

Republicans Smear Ukrainian Who Helped Expose Manafort

theintercept.com - Americans who do not get all of their information about Ukraine from Fox News or right-wing Twitter and Facebook feeds have no doubt been baffled by the Republican cross-examination of witnesses call…

Iran's internet 'blackout' hits four-day mark

bbc.com - A country of 80 million people - and practically no way to get online. Iran's internet shutdown has lasted for four days now, sparking international concern. Following protests over a sharp increase …

Photographer Captures Image of Trump’s Handwritten ‘No Quid Pro’ Notes

nymag.com - President Trump’s giant, handwritten talking points about the Ukraine scandal were photographed Wednesday as he spoke to reporters on the White House lawn, providing a glimpse into the mind of a man …

Australia fires: record-breaking temperatures fuel bushfires across the country

theguardian.com - Record-breaking spring temperatures helped spark and fan bushfires across the country on Thursday, forecasting a potentially devastating bushfire summer. In Victoria, 100km/h winds fanned more than 6…

Why Financial Markets’ New Exuberance Is Irrational | by Nouriel Roubini

project-syndicate.org - NEW YORK – This past May and August, escalations in the trade and technology conflict between the United States and China rattled stock markets and pushed bond yields to historic lows. But that was t…

Opinion | If Pompeo doesn’t testify, he should be impeached

washingtonpost.com - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the White House. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Jennifer Rubin close Jennifer Rubin Opinion writer covering politics and policy, foreign and domestic Email …

Hong Kong rights bill clears US Congress, heads to Trump

news.yahoo.com - US lawmakers Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation that supports human rights and democracy in Hong Kong and also backs the territory's anti-China protesters, sending the measure opposed by B…

Trump’s War on Expertise Is Only Intensifying

theatlantic.com - The portrayal of foreign-policy and national-security professionals as untrustworthy and disdainful elites was central to Senator McCarthy’s crusade against alleged Communists in the federal governme…

Joe Biden, In Departure from Obama Policy, Says He Would Make Saudi Arabia a “Pariah”

theintercept.com - Foreign policy took center stage in Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, with former Vice President Joe Biden saying he would not sell weapons to Saudi Arabia – marking a sharp contrast with the Obam…

'What happened was a massacre': grief and rage in Bolivia after day of deadly violence

theguardian.com - Tears filled Primitivo Quisbert’s bloodshot eyes as he contemplated his son’s swollen, lifeless face – and why someone else’s struggle for political supremacy had condemned his child to an early grav…

The Folly of Climate Change Philanthropy

undark.org - In the spring of 2013, the Rockefeller Foundation — the hundred-year-old charitable organization started by Standard Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller — launched an ambitious program to help cities arou…

Opinion: Worried about how facial recognition technology is being used? You should be

latimes.com - If you’re worried about how facial recognition technology is being used, you should be. And things are about to get a lot scarier unless new regulation is put in place. Already, this technology is be…

Judge intends to rule by Monday on House subpoena to Donald McGahn

washingtonpost.com - Then-White House counsel Donald McGahn walks by a window after talking to President Trump in February 2018. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Spencer S. Hsu November 19, 2019 at 7:52 PM EST A f…

Why is architecture and building so different in Europe?

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Humans Are Wiping Out Species So Fast That Evolution Can't Keep Up

ecowatch.com - With the consequences of human activities pushing Earth into a sixth mass extinction, a team of biologists have calculated that plant and animal species are being wiped out so quickly that evolution …

'Screaming animals in pain': Beekeepers traumatised as they check on hives after fires

abc.net.au - Beekeepers checking on hives are some of the first people into fire-ravaged forests, and are not prepared for the traumatic sights and sounds of wounded and suffering animals. NSW Apiarists Associati…

Massive Mildura dust storm leaves Victorian town 'unliveable' amid 40C heat

theguardian.com - As Victoria issued a code red bushfire alert and Melbourne sweltered through a record-equalling November temperature, the residents of Mildura walked out of their homes at midday on Thursday to see a…

Archaeologists Discover 3,000-Year-Old Megalithic Temple Used by a 'Water Cult'

livescience.com - Archaeologists have discovered a 3000-year-old megalithic temple in Peru that an ancient "water cult" used for fertility rituals. The temple, found at the Huaca El Toro archaeological site, is locate…

Opinion | Video completely undercuts former NYPD officer about alleged assault

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