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Doomstead Diner Daily 12/5
« Reply #1095 on: December 05, 2019, 05:31:03 AM »

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Feelings hurt by ‘two-faced’ Trudeau and laughing NATO leaders, trump leaves summit early in a huff

intrepidreport.com - Hours after video surfaced of world leaders appearing to mock him at a cocktail function the night before, President Donald Trump on Wednesday cut short his visit to the 2019 NATO Summit in London wi…

Trump's misconduct a textbook case of impeachable offenses, experts say in hearing

theguardian.com - Impeachment experts testified before the House judiciary committee on Wednesday that Donald Trump’s misconduct offered a textbook case of impeachable offenses as prescribed by the constitution and ap…

Barr’s handpicked prosecutor tells inspector general he can’t back right-wing theory that Russia case was U.S. intelligence setup

washingtonpost.com - Attorney General William P. Barr speaks an event in Washington this week. (Drew Angerer/AFP/Getty Images) By Matt Zapotosky and close Matt Zapotosky National security reporter covering the Justice De…

France crippled by biggest national strike in years

bbc.com - A nationwide strike has severely disrupted schools and public transport across France. Workers are angry at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions. School and transport workers have be…

A look inside Trump’s anti-impeachment spin factory

washingtonpost.com - Tony Sayegh and Pam Bondi are running President Trump’s anti-impeachment spin factory. (Emma Kumer/The Washington Post) By Sarah Ellison close Sarah Ellison Reporter covering media and its intersecti…

Ukrainian neo-Nazis flock to the Hong Kong protest movement

thegrayzone.com - Neo-Nazis from Ukraine have flown to Hong Kong to participate in the anti-Chinese insurgency, which has been widely praised by Western corporate media and portrayed as a peaceful pro-democracy moveme…

Insurance Companies Are Spending Millions on Attack Ads Against Medicare for All

mintpressnews.com - Healthcare corporations are spending millions of dollars on astroturfed attack ads against Medicare for All. The Partnership for America’s Healthcare Future, for example, a coalition of hospitals and…

The mainstreaming of Occupy Wall Street: How rethinking American capitalism became the most important debate of the 2010s

businessinsider.com - The financial crisis and rising inequality have both prompted a branch of left-leaning economists, like Nobel laureate Joe Stiglitz, to push back against the form of free market economics that has re…

The Endgame | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

patreon.com - Never take democracy for granted! This week we discuss the last two weeks of impeachment hearings and the witnesses, among them several immigrant Americans who are experts on the former USSR and know…

Government Deadline of Greek Squat Evictions Draws Near

unicornriot.ninja - Athens, Greece – Greek’s right-wing government has set an ultimatum of December 5 for all squats in Greece to be vacated. The governing New Democracy party continues its targeting of housing squats a…

The Media Yells Cut Whenever Trump Challenges War and Militarism

mintpressnews.com - Donald J. Trump is not an anti-war president, as should hardly be necessary to note. In his first year in office, the State Department sold more than $75 billion worth of arms overseas, easily an all…

Trump's Drug Cartel Terrorism Designation Could Mask a Sinister Agenda

mintpressnews.com - President Donald Trump announced that he will designate Mexican drug cartels as “terrorists”, paving the way for a potentially massive increase in American military involvement directly south of its …

Of Two Minds - Costs Are Spiraling Out of Control

oftwominds.com - And how do we pay for these spiraling out of control costs? By borrowing more, of course. If we had to choose one "big picture" reason why the vast majority of households are losing ground, it would …

Unpacking the Black Box in Artificial Intelligence for Medicine

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

Himalayan glaciers that supply water to a billion people are melting fast

energyskeptic.com - Preface. The Himalayan glaciers that supply water to a billion people are melting fast, already 30% has been lost since 1975. Adding to the crisis are the 400 dams under construction or planned for H…

Why Americans are staying put, instead of moving to a new city or state

theconversation.com - A total of 13.6% of Americans today were born in another country, and most of us are descended from immigrants. This story of migration also includes moving within the country. Over the last 200 year…

Poor toilet hygiene spreads more E.coli than raw meat

treehugger.com - In other words, always wash your hands when you're done in the bathroom. If you had to skip washing your hands after going to the bathroom or handling raw chicken, what would you choose? I fear that …

Currency manipulation and why Trump is picking on Brazil and Argentina

theconversation.com - President Donald Trump slapped new tariffs on Brazil and Argentina after accusing them of manipulating their currencies to boost exports. It wasn’t the first time Trump has labeled another country a …

The Legal Debate About Impeachment Is Over

theatlantic.com - Read more: The Democrats’ missed opportunity on impeachment But the Republicans’ legal expert brought a surprise, if one that received too little attention. Jonathan Turley submitted an extensive wri…

Coal

climatenewsnetwork.net - Empires were once built on it, but coal is now too hot for many former backers as more insurers withdraw. LONDON, 5 December, 2019 − It’s rapidly running out of friends in the financial world: coal i…

What's behind the wave of Middle East protests?

bbc.com - You might remember the uprisings in the Middle East in 2011. As dictators were toppled hundreds of thousands of protesters called for change, for freedom and a new start. Their high hopes came to ver…

What Survives a Drought? - Resilience

resilience.org - The entire east coast of the U.S. is suffering drought conditions this year, and my North Carolina garden had it bad. This growing season started with a spring flood that hit the hundred year line. I…

Pentagon denies US mulling 14,000 more troops for Middle East | Iran News

aljazeera.com - The Pentagon has denied a report that the United States was weighing sending up to 14,000 more troops to the Middle East in the face of a perceived threat from Iran. The Wall Street Journal on Wednes…

Woman set on fire on her way to rape case hearing

bbc.com - A 23-year-old alleged rape victim is fighting for her life after she was set on fire while going to court in northern India. The woman was on her way to a hearing in the case she filed against two me…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 12/6
« Reply #1096 on: December 06, 2019, 06:01:27 AM »

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Warren and Biden lose ground, Sanders moves ahead in California's shifting 2020 Democratic race

latimes.com - The Democratic presidential contest in California remains extremely fluid — but not enough, at least so far, to provide an opening for Michael Bloomberg, who entered the race two weeks ago and was ba…

Phone logs in impeachment report renew concern about security of Trump communications

washingtonpost.com - President Trump on the phone in the Oval Office. (Alex Brandon/AP) By Paul Sonne, close Paul Sonne National security reporter focusing on the U.S. military Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Josh Dawsey…

Analysis | The murder story involving the ‘Ukrainian Putin,' who just met with Rudy Giuliani

washingtonpost.com - In this handout photo provided by Adriy Derkach's press office, Rudolph W. Giuliani, an attorney for President Trump, left, meets with Ukrainian lawmaker Adriy Derkach in Kyiv. (AP) By Aaron Blake cl…

France faces more disruption as strike continues

bbc.com - A strike over planned pension reforms that paralysed France on Thursday has entered its second day. Several unions, including rail and metro workers, voted to extend the strike action, meaning anothe…

French unions count on mass protests to force pensions U-turn

uk.news.yahoo.com - A national strike by French transport workers has brought the country to a virtual standstill. All seven unions are united against Emmanuel Macron's pension reform programme and predict the biggest d…

Inside the Cell Where a Sick 16-Year-Old Boy Died in Border Patrol Care — ProPublica

propublica.org - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, a 16-year-old Guatemalan …

Attorney General Issues Veiled Threat to Communities That Protest Police Brutality. You Know Which 'Communities' He's Talking About

theroot.com - A roomful of potential rogue cops and prosecutors breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday after the chief law enforcement officer in America issued a thinly veiled threat to black communities, hinting that…

Ron DeSantis had more meetings with Lev Parnas than originally thought

floridapolitics.com - Gov. Ron DeSantis met with one of the Ukrainian-Americans arrested last month amid allegations of scheming to violate campaign finance laws. Lev Parnas met with DeSantis at least six times, according…

Jeffrey Epstein and Why Paranoia Makes Sense

vanityfair.com - The news last week that Prince Andrew had been taken off all royal duties will hit hardest for those who can imagine what those duties might have been, or remember which royal Andrew was. (Okay, we k…

Perspective | Wall-to-wall impeachment coverage is not changing any minds. Here’s how journalists can reach the undecided.

washingtonpost.com - President Trump walks to board Marine One on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Margaret Sullivan close Margaret Sullivan Media columnist Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Media columnist …

Ken Starr says Pelosi engaging in 'abuse of power' and Senate may have to dismiss impeachment case

foxnews.com - Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr expresses shock after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces Democrats will proceed with articles of impeachment against President Trump. Congressional Democrats ha…

Nutrition Science Is Broken. This New Egg Study Shows Why.

undark.org - It’s been a tortuous path for the humble egg. For much of our history, it was a staple of the American breakfast — as in, bacon and eggs. Then, starting in the late 1970s and early 1980s, it began to…

The Untold Story Of The Trump-Ukraine ‘Scandal’: The Routine Corruption Of US Foreign Policy

popularresistance.org - Above Photo: Left to right: Kerry, post-coup president Petro Poroshenko, Pyatt and Nuland, June 2014. (State Dept.) The most crucial aspects of the Trump-Ukraine “scandal,” which has led to impeachme…

Australia fires: five blazes merge north of Sydney as conditions forecast to worsen

theguardian.com - Five fires burning to the north of Sydney joined up into one huge conflagration on Friday, with out-of-control blazes threatening homes and lives. On a day that brought choking smog to Sydney, the pr…

Extinction Rebellion Has a Politics Problem | Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - This past Sunday, I woke up to an email announcing that the rebellion was about to begin. “Fellow rebels!” the message began, informing me that in just a few hours Extinction Rebellion activists from…

'This place used to be green': the brutal impact of oil in the Niger Delta

theguardian.com - Almost every day, Udengs Eradiri is informed of another oil spill in Bayelsa state, in the Niger Delta. Most of the time, little or nothing is done to clean up the mess, says Eradiri, the state’s com…

Trump Warms to Idea of a Long Impeachment Show Trial

nymag.com - During initial intra-Republican discussions of a possible Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump, the president reportedly favored quick disposal of articles of impeachment by an immediate motion-t…

R. Kelly charged with bribing official to marry 15-year-old Aaliyah

detroitnews.com - Chicago – Embattled R&B star R. Kelly bribed an Illinois official to get a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he secretly married 15-year-old singer Aaliyah in 1994, federal prosecutors in Ne…

Prince Philip and Prince Charles Reportedly Told Prince Andrew His Royal Career Is Over

vanityfair.com - In 2017, Prince Philip announced his retirement from his official royal duties a month before his 96th birthday. Since then he has largely stayed out of the public eye and the headlines, with the maj…

Betraying the Constitution: Who will protect us from an unpatriotic Patriot Act?

intrepidreport.com - “It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”—Thomas Paine “It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”—Thomas Paine W…

‘What cruelty looks like’: Trump finalizes plan to strip food aid from 750,000 low-income people by 2020

intrepidreport.com - The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it has finalized a plan to tighten punitive work requirements for food stamp recipients, a move that would strip nutrition assistance from an estimat…

What Does it Say (About Us) When Revenge Porn Can be Used as a Political Weapon?

eand.co - Like me, this weekend, you might have been startled by news of revenge porn masquerading as politics. A Congresswoman — I won’t name her — had intimate photos of herself with someone other than her h…

Trump's "Economic Terrorism" Directed against Venezuela and Bolivia - Global Research

globalresearch.ca - Trump regime economic terrorism on Venezuela includes multiple rounds of illegal sanctions and an embargo — war by other means. Nations and media supporting hostile US actions against the Bolivarian …


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Doomstead Diner Daily 12/7
« Reply #1097 on: December 07, 2019, 04:10:05 AM »

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Bolivia's New Right-Wing Gov't Targets Foreigners With “Anti-Terror” Death Squads

mintpressnews.com - Bolivia’s new Interior Minister Arturo Murillo has unveiled a new battalion of heavily militarized, black-clad “anti-terror” police aimed at neutralizing what the government claims are foreign groups…

PG&E reaches $13.5 billion settlement with California wildfire victims

washingtonpost.com - Kevin Ciotta looks over the burned-out community center at the Butte Creek Mobile Home Park in Chico, Calif., on Nov. 26, 2018. (Mason Trinca/For The Washington Post) By Derek Hawkins close Derek Haw…

Of Two Minds - Suppressing Dissent Guarantees Disorder and Collapse

oftwominds.com - The frantic efforts of am exploitive elite to eliminate dissent only accelerates the regime's path to collapse. Regimes that are losing public support always make the same mistake: rather than fix th…

Faux Generosity: How Bill Gates Bought His Power and Influence

mintpressnews.com - Last month Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates surpassed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to once again become the world’s richest individual, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Buoyed by an enormous 48…

Epstein Was A Mossad Agent Used To Blackmail American Politicians, Former Israeli Spy Claims

zerohedge.com - Jeffrey Epstein was a Mossad asset who was used by Israeli intelligence to blackmail American politicians, according to a former Israeli spy. Ari Ben-Menashe, a former Israeli spy and alleged “handle…

95,000 Words, Many of Them Ominous, From Donald Trump’s Tongue

nytimes.com - The specter of violence looms over much of his speech, which is infused with words like kill, destroy and fight. For a man who speaks off the cuff, he always remembers to bring up the Islamic State’s…

Letter to Congress from Legal Scholars

medium.com - We, the undersigned legal scholars, have concluded that President Trump engaged in impeachable conduct. We do not reach this conclusion lightly. The Founders did not make impeachment available for di…

Mega blaze near Sydney 'too big to put out'

bbc.com - A "mega blaze" raging across a 60km (37 mile) front north-west of Sydney cannot currently be put out, Australian fire officials have warned. The fire across almost 300,000 hectares (1,150 sq m) is ju…

Nobel Winner Peter Handke Compared My Questions About Genocide in Bosnia to a “Calligraphy of Shit”

theintercept.com - Back in 1992, I started covering the war in Bosnia and visited the concentration camps where Serbs tortured and murdered prisoners, almost all of whom were Muslim. In the winter of that year, I also …

Study Reveals How UK Intelligence Works with Media to Smear Jeremy Corbyn

mintpressnews.com - The United Kingdom goes to the polls December 12 in a pivotal vote that will decide the future of the country. Like in 2017, the Labour Party, under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, is surging toward…

Germ Warfare Lab: The Army Quietly Re-Opens It. | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Research at a secretive Army germ warfare lab about 50 miles from Washington, D.C. that works with tularemia, which spreads more easily than anthrax, has been partially restarted after a federal insp…

Season's Beatings: Woman Attacked Boyfriend With Artificial Christmas Tree, Cops Charge

thesmokinggun.com - During an argument yesterday morning, a Florida Woman took apart her family's artificial Christmas tree and proceeded to strike her longtime boyfriend with three sections of the fake fir, according t…

Media Silent as Bolivia's Coup Gov't Massacres Indigenous Protesters

mintpressnews.com - Despite having been in power for only one week, the new Bolivian coup government of Jeanine Añez has already turned the powers of repression onto the population, using live rounds on demonstrators pr…

Sea level rise to affect 'three times more people'

bbc.com - Millions more people will be at risk of coastal flooding from climate-driven sea-level rise later this century. That's the conclusion of new research conducted by Climate Central, a US-based non-prof…

Texans on southern border vow to fight Trump’s efforts to take their homes for border wall

washingtonpost.com - A swing sits in the backyard of Salvador Castillo and Yvette Arroyo’s home next to the Rio Grande levee in Brownsville, Tex. (Brenda Bazán/For The Washington Post) By Arelis R. Hernández close Arelis…

Oceans losing oxygen at unprecedented rate, experts warn

theguardian.com - Oxygen in the oceans is being lost at an unprecedented rate, with “dead zones” proliferating and hundreds more areas showing oxygen dangerously depleted, as a result of the climate emergency and inte…

Bolivian coup regime threatens Argentine human rights delegation : Peoples Dispatch

peoplesdispatch.org - “We recommend that the foreigners that are arriving to our country as these seemingly harmless subjects should have caution, we are watching them, we are following them.” This was the welcome given b…

Victoria Falls dries to a trickle after worst drought in a century

theguardian.com - For decades Victoria Falls, where southern Africa’s Zambezi river cascades down 100 metres into a gash in the earth, have drawn millions of holidaymakers to Zimbabwe and Zambia for their stunning vie…

As impeachment tide swirls around Trump, Giuliani drops anchor in Ukraine

washingtonpost.com - Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, meets with Ukrainian lawmaker Andriy Derkach in Kyiv on Dec. 5. (Press office of Andriy Derkach/AP) By Paul Sonne, close Paul Sonne National …

Science professor calls for fewer humans to ‘strengthen human rights’ | The College Fix

thecollegefix.com - Humanity must ‘act to sustain life’ by reducing fertility (voluntarily) Will there be “untold human suffering” if humans do not stop having children in order to avoid a “climate emergency?” More than…

WHO, CDC data shows measles cases up 30 percent globally

upi.com - Dec. 5 (UPI) -- When it comes to measles outbreaks, the United States is catching up with the rest of the world. Although 2018 was a relatively quiet year for the disease in the United States -- with…

No Nestlé, Bottled Water Is Not an 'Essential Public Service,' Court Says

ecowatch.com - Nestlé cannot claim that its Ice Mountain bottled water brand is an essential public service, according to Michigan's second highest court, which delivered a legal blow to the food and beverage giant…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 12/8
« Reply #1098 on: December 08, 2019, 04:06:26 AM »

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As Tropical Rainforests Disappear, So Do Potential Medicine Reservoirs

undark.org - Growing up in Tanzania, I knew that fruit trees were useful. Climbing a mango tree to pick a fruit was a common thing to do when I was hungry, even though at times there were unintended consequences.…

IMF and Ukraine reach tentative $5.5 bn aid deal

au.news.yahoo.com - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks to media on October 10, 2019 The International Monetary Fund said Saturday it had reached a "staff-level" agreement with Ukraine on a new $5.5 billion, t…

Mike Bloomberg’s money buys him a very different kind of campaign. And it’s a big one.

washingtonpost.com - Democratic presidential candidate and former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg waits to speak at an event on gun safety on Dec. 5 in Aurora, Colo. (Michael Ciaglo/AFP/Getty Images) By Isaac Stanley-Becke…

North Korea claims to have carried out a ‘very important’ test at rocket launch site

washingtonpost.com - A man watches South Korean news showing the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in Tongchang-ri, North Korea on March 6. (Ahn Young-Joon/AP) By Min Joo Kim and close Min Joo Kim Assistant Reporter in S…

Joe Biden Won't Admit His Son's Ukraine Work Was Wrong

theintercept.com - In an interview with Telemundo broadcast Thursday night, the elder Biden issued more blanket denials. “Not a single person’s ever suggested there’s anything I did that was anything other than complet…

Officials Continue Investigating Gunman’s Motive in Navy Base Attack

nytimes.com - At a vigil for the victims on Saturday, Mayor Grover C. Robinson IV of Pensacola said that as far as he knew, the Pensacola Police had never had any interactions with the gunman. Captain Kinsella sai…

Under Left and Right-Wing Leaders, the Amazon Has Burned. Can Latin America Reject Oil, Ranching, and Mining?

theintercept.com - The chapter in Latin American history that opened in 1998 with celebrations in Venezuela has ended with a coup and violence in Bolivia. As with all tidal waves, the “pink tide” recedes to reveal a te…

Records Show Trump Used Phones Vulnerable to Foreign Spies ‘All the Time’

thedailybeast.com - President Trump routinely communicated with Rudy Giuliani on cellphones vulnerable to monitoring by Russian and other foreign intelligence services, The Washington Post reports. Phone records release…

Nikki Haley Says Dylan Roof “Hijacked” the Confederate Flag

vanityfair.com - In 2015, a white supremacist entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina during a prayer service and shot and killed several people—with the goal, he confessed, of starti…

Why Are Cops Around the World Using This Outlandish Mind-Reading Tool? — ProPublica

propublica.org - This article was produced in partnership with the South Bend Tribune, a member of ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in 2018. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. S…

Filmmakers Sue to Shield Visitors to U.S. From Social Media Vetting

theintercept.com - Such self-censorship could play out on a massive scale, the groups fear; the State Department estimates that 14.7 million people each year will have to disclose their social media accounts. In their …

House Democrats slam HUD for 'illegally withholding' Puerto Rico hurricane aid

nbcnews.com - Democratic lawmakers Thursday accused the Trump administration of "illegally withholding" funding for hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico after missing a legally required deadline to kick off t…

The Toxins We Carry

cjr.org - “We need to know why this is happening.” “The best defense against lies is the truth.” “Light disinfects.” Statements such as these frequently emerge in the wake of the falsehoods, hoaxes, conspiracy…

Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India

theconversation.com - By many measures, Nicolas Bourbaki ranks among the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century. Largely unknown today, Bourbaki is likely the last mathematician to master nearly all aspects of the fi…

With Sea Level Rise, We've Already Hurtled Past a Point of No Return

discovermagazine.com - As 25,000 people from 200 countries were converging on Madrid this week for the start of climate change talks, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres voiced this stern warning: When it comes to clim…

The NHS Shows What Life Outside the Market Could Look Like

jacobinmag.com - This article is adapted from Michal Rozworski and Leigh Phillips’s book The People’s Republic of Walmart: How the World’s Biggest Corporations are Laying the Foundation for Socialism, which is availa…

Hong Kongers mark half year protest anniversary with huge rally

news.yahoo.com - Vast crowds of democracy protesters thronged Hong Kong's streets on Sunday in a forceful display of support for the movement on its six-month anniversary, as organisers warned the city's pro-Beijing …

2019 hasn't been easy and the word of the year proves it

cnn.com - In the year defined largely by themes of "threat and crisis," the word kept coming up in searches -- searches that often followed events that involved climate change, gun violence and democratic inst…

The Fight for Peace and Justice in Colombia

jacobinmag.com - To fully understand the context of this rapidly deteriorating peace, it is important to grasp the conflicting interests which gave birth to it. Former president Juan Manuel Santos made the peace agre…

To Drain the Swamp, Start With Rudy Giuliani

theatlantic.com - The article gives specific examples of Giuliani’s work in the region. In 2004, TriGlobal “arranged to have Mr. Giuliani come to Moscow to meet with the foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, as well as …

US business leaders in Hong Kong detained and denied entry to Macau

theguardian.com - The chairman and president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong were separately denied entry to the neighbouring Chinese-ruled city of Macau after being detained by immigration officials.…

Jobs, Jobs Everywhere, But Most of Them Kind of Suck

nymag.com - Friday’s jobs report must have been adapted from a comic book — because everyone’s calling it a “blockbuster” (and Martin Scorsese hasn’t shown any interest in it). In November, America’s unemploymen…

‘What cruelty looks like’: Trump finalizes plan to strip food aid from 750,000 low-income people by 2020

intrepidreport.com - The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it has finalized a plan to tighten punitive work requirements for food stamp recipients, a move that would strip nutrition assistance from an estimat…

Fascists, With Help From The US, Are Trying To Take Control Of Latin America

popularresistance.org - By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. Above photo: Armed members of the Unión Juvenil Cruceñista in Bolivia. From The GrayZone. Clearing the FOG hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Ze…

Greta Thunberg Says 'Haters' Attacking Her Asperger's Have 'Nowhere Left to Go'

ecowatch.com - Champions of Greta Thunberg — and the 16-year-old climate activist herself — hit back against malicious right-wing bullies over the weekend as she called her Asperger's syndrome diagnosis a "superpow…


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Doomstead Diner Daily 12/9
« Reply #1099 on: December 09, 2019, 04:47:05 AM »

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New Zealand volcano: five confirmed dead after eruption on White Island – live

theguardian.com - More information is emerging about the geology which underpins White Island and about the raising of the alert level in recent weeks. Professor Bill McGuire, emeritus professor of geophysical & clima…

Russia banned from 2020 Tokyo Olympics

washingtonpost.com - A spectator waves the Russian flag during the men's preliminary round hockey match in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP ) By Rick Maese close Rick Maese Reporter covering a varie…

Trump’s defense of Saudis grows more isolated after deadly shooting on military base

washingtonpost.com - By Toluse Olorunnipa and close Toluse Olorunnipa White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Josh Dawsey close Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow D…

Nancy Pelosi Vs. Trump,The Real D.C. Showdown | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Love her or hate her, Nancy Pelosi is a classy, effective and persuasive Speaker. Repeatedly through the Trump presidency, she has stepped up to offer just the right gesture, just the right opinion, …

Energy Transfer and Its Private Security Contractors Face Bribery Charges

theintercept.com - Hogan, a Republican, announced a wide-ranging criminal investigation into the construction of Mariner East 2 around the time the pipeline began operating last December. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania Attorn…

With People In The Streets Worldwide, Media Focus Uniquely On Hong Kong

popularresistance.org - Above: Featured image: New York Times photo (11/17/19) of Hong Kong protesters with Molotov cocktail. Note: One of the tell-tail signs of whether protests are US inspires, supported, manipulated or c…

At Glitzy GOP Fundraiser, Devin Nunes Dodges Questions About Contact With Lev Parnas

theintercept.com - Last week, the House Intelligence Committee released telephone records, obtained through a subpoena of AT&T, revealing that Parnas appeared to be in frequent contact with Nunes at the time when Parna…

The NED Strikes Again: Neocon Money is Funding the Hong Kong Protests

mintpressnews.com - It’s been a summer of unrest in Hong Kong, and the Western mainstream press has been in uproar providing non-stop coverage of what they’ve described as a “pro-democracy movement fighting for freedom”…

Impeachment could make life miserable for GOP Senate majority

cnn.com - And to predict how the Senate will move forward, you have to understand who has leverage and how they will use it. Republicans sit in a powerful position if they can convince the entire caucus to vot…

Russian trolls tried to convince African Americans not to vote in 2016, US Senate says

cnbc.com - Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook Inc., left, listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Russian trolls used Fac…

US government drops case against Max Blumenthal after jailing journalist on false charges

thegrayzone.com - The US government has dropped its bogus charge of “simple assault” against journalist Max Blumenthal, after having him arrested on a 5-month-old warrant and jailed for nearly two days. The Grayzone h…

Harvesting the Blood of America's Poor: The Latest Stage of Capitalism

mintpressnews.com - For much of the world, donating blood is purely an act of solidarity; a civic duty that the healthy perform to aid others in need. The idea of being paid for such an action would be considered bizarr…

Rachel Maddow Connects the Dots ... And They Lead to Moscow | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - On Thursday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi gave a formal address to the nation in which she announced before a bank of American flags that the House of Representatives will proceed with drawing u…

Confidential documents reveal U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan

washingtonpost.com - The Afghanistan Papers A secret history of the war At war with the truth U.S. officials constantly said they were making progress. They were not, and they knew it. By Craig Whitlock Craig Whitlock In…

Book burning by Chinese county library sparks fury

theguardian.com - A county library in north-western China has been criticised for burning books in line with a nationwide cull of “illegal” or “improper” materials used in school libraries. Reports and photos of two w…

The Indispensable Man: How Giuliani Led Trump to the Brink of Impeachment

nytimes.com - “Probably in the last two years, people have talked to me about hundreds of deals,” Mr. Giuliani said this fall. As an insurgent, Mr. Trump arrived in Washington without the camp followers of brand-n…

That Time Trump Said He Had World's Highest Speaking Fee And Everybody Went With It

buzzfeednews.com - In 2005, Donald Trump claimed to a new record in his portfolio: The Learning Annex, an adult education company, had agreed to pay him $1.5 million per speech. It was the highest speaking fee ever, a …

Artist eats $120,000 banana artwork

bbc.com - An artwork of an overripe banana duct-taped to a wall that sold for $120,000 (£91,000) has been eaten by a separate performance artist. The artwork, titled Comedian, by Italian artist Maurizio Cattel…

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Sanctions Harm One-Third Of The World’s People

popularresistance.org - The most insidious and pervasive form of modern warfare by Wall Street and the Pentagon, acting in coordination, is passing largely unnoticed and unchallenged. This calculated attack is rolling back …

Insurance companies are spending millions on attack ads against Medicare for All

intrepidreport.com - Healthcare corporations are spending millions of dollars on astroturfed attack ads against Medicare for All. The Partnership for America’s Healthcare Future, for example, a coalition of hospitals and…

Deep Time, and the Precarious Future of Humanity

undark.org - I came to Trinity Site because I wanted to see the moment where the world changed forever. And it was a moment, a split second between a prehistory when human beings were passengers on this planet, a…

The Centuries-Long History of Extractive Greed

voxpopulisphere.com - Climate change is a symptom of a malevolent virus borne out of capitalism and colonialism. Indigenous liberation shows the path towards healing the planet. Two years after spilling 407,000 gallons of…


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Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment against Trump, focusing on abuse of power, obstruction of Congress

washingtonpost.com - Rep. Douglas A. Collins (R-Ga.) reacts during the House Judiciary Committee hearing, with Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to his right, as the committee considers likely articles of impeachment agai…

DOJ report finds Russia probe was justified, not biased against Trump

nbcnews.com - WASHINGTON — The FBI mishandled parts of its application to monitor a Trump campaign aide as it was probing possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, but the overall investigation was justi…

France braces for further strikes over pension changes

theguardian.com - French unions are staging a second round of mass street demonstrations as the country entered its sixth day of a nationwide strike and transport standstill over proposed plans to change the pensions …

NZ PM: Questions 'must be asked' about eruption

bbc.com - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said there are questions which "must be asked" after the volcanic eruption on White Island. Five people are dead and eight are missing on the island - th…

The Government Has Taken At Least 1,100 Children From Their Parents Since Family Separations Officially Ended

theintercept.com - “You can’t imagine the pain,” Dennis said. “If you’re not a dad, you don’t know what it’s like.” I reached Dennis by phone in a small town in the Copán Department of Honduras, where he lives with his…

Here’s More Evidence the War in Afghanistan Was a $2 Trillion Mistake

nymag.com - Long after most supporters of the invasion of Iraq conceded that the war was a bloody error, the war in Afghanistan benefited from more conciliatory coverage. It was the necessary war. Perhaps it was…

UPS Joins Media Chorus In Thanking Police For Murder of Frank Ordonez

mintpressnews.com - 27-year-old UPS driver Frank Ordonez was killed as police officers riddled his vehicle with bullets Friday. A pair of suspected robbers had hijacked his truck as he drove through Broward County in So…

Newsweek Journo Quits After Editors Kills Report On Syria Chemical Attack Scandal

mintpressnews.com - A top journalist has resigned from his post after management killed his report on the bombshell news that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) suppressed a mountain of evid…

Cops: Argument Over Impeachment Turned Violent

thesmokinggun.com - DECEMBER 9--An argument about the impeachment hearings targeting Donald Trump turned violent Friday evening when a man allegedly shoved his 60-year-old girlfriend to the ground in the couple’s Florid…

U.S. Lobbyists Seek Brexit Deal That Raises Drug Prices, Shreds Consumer Safeguards

theintercept.com - Departing the EU could mean that British consumers would no longer be protected by broad EU-wide regulations on chemicals, food, and cosmetics, among other products. Several international corporate g…

Opinion | The massive triumph of the rich, illustrated by stunning new data

washingtonpost.com - (John Bazemore) By Greg Sargent close Greg Sargent Opinion writer covering national politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Opinion writer December 9, 2019 at 9:28 AM EST The triumph of the rich, wh…

For Sama: A Beautiful Yet Deceptive Documentary That Betrays Reality in Syria

mintpressnews.com - The documentary movie “For Sama” has won a host of awards in Europe and North America. Its producers and protagonists, Syrians Waad Kateab and her husband Dr. Hamza Kateab plus English film-maker Edw…

Of Two Minds - The Taxonomy of Collapse

oftwominds.com - The higher up the wealth-power pyramid the observer is, the more prone they are to a magical-thinking belief that the empire is forever, even as it is crumbling around them. How great nations and emp…

Why a computer will never be truly conscious

theconversation.com - Many advanced artificial intelligence projects say they are working toward building a conscious machine, based on the idea that brain functions merely encode and process multisensory information. The…

Sydney gets tough new water rules amid bushfires

bbc.com - Sydney residents are facing the city's toughest water restrictions in more than a decade amid deadly bushfires in eastern Australia. On Tuesday, level two restrictions will come into force in three d…

Donald Trump Is the Mad-King President Our Founders Feared Most

rollingstone.com - WASHINGTON — Three and a half years after candidate Donald Trump bragged he could shoot someone in Fifth Avenue and not lose a vote, a lawyer for President Donald Trump was asked about the same scena…

Sydney's air 11 times worse than 'hazardous' levels as Australia's bushfires rage

theguardian.com - Sydney disappeared behind a thick layer bushfire smoke that blanketed the city and pushed air quality 11 times higher than considered “hazardous” on Tuesday, while Australia’s weary firefighters face…

US President wants to roll back 25 years of water saving toilets and showers

treehugger.com - Billions of gallons of water may be wasted because of this. When the President of the United States proposed changing the rules on light bulbs, he was really maintaining the status quo by stopping th…

Ice baths and deep breaths: How ‘rewilding’ myself left me feeling superhuman

theguardian.com - I drop into an outdoor freezer full of water and ice, with no clothes on, in December. My body starts to buck, breath unable to leave my lungs. It feels as if I’m going into cardiac arrest. I suspect…

Hong Kong’s Protest Movement and the Fight for the City’s Soul

newyorker.com - A cloudless mid-September afternoon in Hong Kong. At City Hall, two flags—one of the People’s Republic of China, the other of Hong Kong—flap halfheartedly in the wind coming off the harbor. Inside, u…

Putin, Zelensky meet in Paris push to end Ukraine war

news.yahoo.com - Paris (AFP) - Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Monday met Ukranian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky for the first time ever at a Paris summit aimed at agreeing measures to help end five years of confli…

Establishment media’s mass deception

intrepidreport.com - On major geopolitical and other issues, mass deception overrides truth and full disclosure in establishment media print editions and daily broadcasts—wealth, power and privileged interests served ove…

Mainstream Media Disregarding Poll Findings Showing Bernie Sanders' Progress

opednews.com - A simple review of the recent polls shows that the mainstream media are ignoring polling trends that favor Bernie Sanders. The Real Clear Politics web site performs a great service by tracking and ar…

Kamala Harris’ Next Act: Destroying Stephen Miller

vanityfair.com - When she ended her 2020 bid last week, Kamala Harris vowed to “keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about...justice for the people. All the people.” The California senator wasted n…

A Powerful Statement of Resistance from a College Student on Trial in Moscow

newyorker.com - “This court hearing is concerned primarily with words and their meaning. We have discussed specific sentences, the subtleties of phrasing, different possible interpretations, and I hope that we have …


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Congress to Vote on $22 Billion Defense Increase One Week After Trump Slashed Food Stamps

theintercept.com - In a joint statement, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and Khanna, who is Sanders’s campaign chair, called the National Defense Authorization Act “a bill of astonishing moral cowardice,” an…

The Legal Strategy Behind Keeping Impeachment Simple

bloomberg.com - Noah Feldman is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He is a professor of law at Harvard University and was a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter. His books include “The Three Lives of James M…

Russian FM warned on election meddling but invited by Trump

news.yahoo.com - Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump warned Moscow against meddling in next year's election, the White House said Tuesday, but Russia's foreign minister denied the issue came up in a Washington …

Opinion | The inspector general report just blew up Trump’s lies. So Barr is rushing to the rescue.

washingtonpost.com - Attorney General William P. Barr and President Trump on Nov. 26. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) By Paul Waldman and close Paul Waldman Opinion writer covering politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Gr…

No-fly rule for Saudi students after US base attack

bbc.com - The US has grounded hundreds of Saudi military aviation students at bases across the country in the wake of Friday's deadly shooting in Florida. All flying will be paused, though classroom studies wi…

Of Two Minds - Why "This Sucker Is Going Down"

oftwominds.com - Once the contagion starts spreading, loose money won't put the fires out. As the nation's political and economic leaders struggled to contain the 2008 financial meltdown, President George W. Bush fam…

The Israel Lobby’s Hidden Hand in the Theft of Iraqi and Syrian Oil

mintpressnews.com - KIRKUK, IRAQ — “We want to bring our soldiers home. But we did leave soldiers because we’re keeping the oil,” President Trump stated on November 3, before adding, “I like oil. We’re keeping the oil.”…

Why the Afghanistan Papers Are an Eerie Reminder of Vietnam - CounterPunch.org

counterpunch.org - There was one quote in the Afghanistan papers that stopped me. It was almost as if I had read this before in the Pentagon Papers. In 2015, an unnamed National Security Council official said, “It was …

Emails Show St. Paul Police Targeted Protest Organizers Seeking Justice for Philando

unicornriot.ninja - St. Paul, MN – Hundreds of emails and messages from St. Paul law enforcement, obtained and now released by Unicorn Riot, show that police were constantly using Facebook surveillance of protesters and…

Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard: Air Force

news.yahoo.com - Santiago (AFP) - A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard has gone missing after it took off from the country's south for a base in Antarctica and is presumed to have crashed, authorities have …

A day of history accentuates America’s divide and the distortions of truth in the Trump era

washingtonpost.com - The United States Capitol sits under cold, rainy skies this week. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) By Dan Balz and close Dan Balz Chief correspondent covering national politics, the presidency a…

Federal judge blocks Trump plan to spend $3.6 billion in military funds on border wall

washingtonpost.com - A new segment of border wall near Donna, Tex., this month. (Veronica Cardenas/Reuters) By Nick Miroff close Nick Miroff Reporter covering immigration enforcement and the Department of Homeland Securi…

White Island eruption: 'too unsafe' to retrieve bodies as volcanic activity rises

theguardian.com - New Zealand police have vowed to return to White Island as soon as possible to retrieve the bodies of eight tourists who died there, as the first Australian victims of the fatal volcanic eruption wer…

Tucker Carlson Guest Suggests Immigrants Make New York Dirty

nymag.com - On Tuesday night, conservative editor Seth Barron went on Fox News to discuss Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Addressing a perceived “irony” about the congresswoman — that she sponsored the …

Super rats or sickly rodents? Our war against urban rats could be leading to swift evolutionary changes

theconversation.com - It took only a few seconds to spot one. Then another. As I walked into the small park around noon, dozens of rats could be seen scurrying in every direction. They dashed in and out of burrows scatter…

The ‘Russia Hoax’ Is a Hoax

theatlantic.com - Republicans’ claim that the investigation began because the FBI misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to obtain permission to surveil the former Trump campaign aide Carter Page was false…

The Arctic may have crossed key threshold, emitting billions of tons of carbon into the air, in a long-dreaded climate feedback

washingtonpost.com - Permafrost, seen at the top of the cliff, melts into the Kolyma River outside Zyryanka, Russia, on July 4. Melting permafrost is altering Siberia's landscape and economy. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The…

Record low level of Bering Sea ice causes profound, widespread impacts

news.uaf.edu - Sea ice in the Bering Sea shrank to its lowest levels in recorded history in 2018, profoundly affecting northwest Alaska residents who depend on marine resources for food, cash and culture, according…

The Arctic Is Undergoing Changes Scientists 'Never Expected Would Happen This Soon'

earther.gizmodo.com - Surprise, surprise: The Arctic didn’t do too well this past year. You can thank global warming for that. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its annual Arctic Report Card Tue…

The Subtle Seduction of the 'Warm' in Global Warming

undark.org - With every incongruous 50-degree Fahrenheit day in Boston this winter, I noticed the same transformations in the people around me: Revelers shed their layers of clothing, smiled more, and made polite…

Corporate media silent on journalists’ letter demanding freedom for Julian Assange

wsws.org - In a glaring act of political censorship, media corporations in the English-speaking world have maintained a complete silence on a powerful open letter by journalists and media workers issued last we…

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…


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General election 2019: nation faces 'historic' choice – polling day live news

theguardian.com - France’s media have been following the UK election campaign closely, and did not take long to draw their conclusions. “Boris Johnson: the liar weakening Europe,” was the front-page splash in the popu…

Lavrov, White House disagree on whether election interference was discussed during meeting with Trump

newsweek.com - After a Tuesday afternoon meeting with President Donald Trump, Sergey Lavrov contraindicated the official White House readout of their meeting, which said they spoke to one another about election int…

Senate Republicans look to hold short impeachment trial despite Trump’s desire for an aggressive defense

washingtonpost.com - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has yet to publicly lay out his plan for a Senate impeachment trial. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) By Seung Min Kim, close Seung Min Kim White House…

How Trump's New Anti-Semitism Order Effectively Criminalizes Dissent

mintpressnews.com - President Trump is expected to sign an executive order today purporting to target anti-Semitism on college campuses. However, the measure is understood on all sides as an attempt to outlaw the Boycot…

Christopher Steele and Ivanka Trump | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

patreon.com - In this action-packed Gaslit Nation episode, we discuss the two articles of impeachment that were introduced by the House Democrats as Trump’s Kremlin pal Sergei Lavrov sat in the White House getting…

Mexico Joins List of Nations That See US As Greatest Threat To World Peace: Poll

mintpressnews.com - A poll published last week by the Pew Research Center shows that 56 percent of Mexicans view the United States as the greatest threat to their country. Russia and China came an extremely distant seco…

Wasteful spending and half-baked ideas: U.S. officials reveal how massive rebuilding projects in Afghanistan backfired

washingtonpost.com - The Afghanistan Papers A secret history of the war Built to fail Despite vows the U.S. wouldn’t get mired in ‘nation-building,’ it’s wasted billions doing just that By Craig Whitlock Craig Whitlock I…

Elected by Donors: How the University of Cape Town Was Bullied into Embracing Israel

mintpressnews.com - It was a scandal of the highest caliber. On November 23, the Senate of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa was practically bullied to reverse an earlier decision that called for the aca…

Jersey City Shooting: Suspect Linked to Black Hebrew Israelite Group

nytimes.com - Rabbi Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, the grand rabbi of Satmar Shul, spoke over a loudspeaker, crying as he delivered remarks in Yiddish calling the killing a senseless, anti-Semitic act. In Jersey City, hu…

If Trump Is Reelected, He Will Come for Your Amazon Prime

nymag.com - President Trump appears to have a vendetta against Amazon because he’s angry about how the Washington Post, owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has covered him and his administration. The company fil…

The King of Sweden Gives Peter Handke a Disgraceful Nobel Prize

theintercept.com - When the academy announced its decision on October 10, there was shock and bafflement. Although the academy has refused to explain itself in any coherent way, it has become clear that its appointed-f…

The U.S. Government Lied about the Afghanistan War, They Couldn’t Have Done It Without Media Lapdogs - CounterPunch.org

counterpunch.org - “In ten years or so, we’ll leak the truth,” the Dead Kennedys sang. “But by then it’s only so much paper.” But it might just score you a Pulitzer Prize. Award bait and bragging rights are no doubt th…

FBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor former Trump adviser Carter Page

washingtonpost.com - The FBI obtained a secret court order in October 2016 to monitor the communications of a former adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Ru…

USMCA: The 3 most important changes in the new NAFTA and why they matter

theconversation.com - President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders agreed on a deal to pass a new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada that will update NAFTA. Passing the new trade accord, known as the U.S…

Greenpeace chief locked out of UN climate meet amid protests

news.yahoo.com - More than 200 youth and indigenous rights activists were thrown out of the climate talks in Madrid (AFP Photo/CRISTINA QUICLER) Madrid (AFP) - Hours after sharing a podium at 196-nations climate talk…

NASA: Greenland’s ice melt is accelerating, aligning with ‘worst case’ projections

clickondetroit.com - The Greenland Ice Sheet is rapidly melting, having lost 3.8 trillion tons of ice between 1992 and 2018, a new study from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) finds. The study combined twenty-six …

Historical Discovery Shows The Coal Industry Was Well Aware of Climate Change Over 50 Years Ago

sciencealert.com - A rediscovered journal from the 1960s reveals the coal industry has understood the dangers of human-caused climate change for over 50 years, and may constitute the earliest known evidence of such fat…

THE FUTURE IS FASCIST — GODS & RADICALS PRESS

abeautifulresistance.org - Therein, though, is the hint as to what is actually behind the increasing authoritarian trends, whether those be state-led or populist. Because fascism is a reaction after all, but not a reaction aga…

Jeff Bezos’s Vision of the Future Is Basically Blade Runner

jacobinmag.com - In May, Jeff Bezos unveiled his long-term vision for humanity’s future. During an hour-long presentation in Washington, DC, the Amazon billionaire described how humans will need to leave Earth if we’…

Reach ‘peak meat’ by 2030 to tackle climate crisis, say scientists

theguardian.com - Livestock production needs to reach its peak within the next decade in order to tackle the climate emergency, scientists have warned. They are calling for governments in all but the poorest countries…

Trump’s Executive Order to Stifle Israel Critics Probably Violates Constitution

nymag.com - For a long time, some pro-Israel activists and lawmakers have been pushing a deeply authoritarian idea: using the power of the American state to punish those who take part in the so-called Boycott, D…

Papers Owned by Oligarchs Unsurprisingly Oppose a Wealth Tax

fair.org - When wealth-tax advocates like senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are two of the top three contenders for winning the 2020 Democratic primaries, you can bet that the US ruling class is terr…

Who’s afraid of Medicare for All?

intrepidreport.com - We might expect that corporate billionaires and Koch-funded Republican right-wingers would be howl-at-the-moon opponents of a wealth tax, Medicare-for-All, and other big progressive ideas to help imp…

To Combat Climate Change, See the Forest for the Trees

undark.org - When most people conjure a forest, they imagine a dense network of trees, their crowns arching high above, with spots of sunshine flashing between the leaves. Some might also think of birdsong and in…

Running in Circles: Why Our GPS Devices Can Betray Us

undark.org - It seemed like a great idea. We were two American journalists visiting London and had a dinner party to attend. Why travel underground on the Tube when we could rent a couple of bicycles and see the …


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EU leaders prepare for Brexit after Johnson win

msn.com - European leaders will charge EU negotiator Michel Barnier on Friday with negotiating a close trade deal with Britain, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's apparent election win set the stage for Brex…

House Judiciary Committee abruptly adjourns after marathon debate, will vote on articles of impeachment Friday morning

washingtonpost.com - By Rachael Bade, close Rachael Bade Congressional reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow John Wagner, close John Wagner National reporter leading The Post's breaking political news team Email Email…

What Jolly Good Fun It All Is ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - Boris Johnson seems to find all of this tremendously fun, and that actually tells you a lot. It is easy, when politics will have no real material consequences for you or any of your friends, to see i…

Economist Dean Baker: Systemic Change Needed to Fight Big Pharma Price Gouging

mintpressnews.com - Imagine there was a miracle drug that prevented HIV infections, but a huge corporation held back its release in order to squeeze billions out of the sick, dying and suffering. It is evil on the scale…

Meet the Tucson 12: Under Trump, Protesters Are Being Hit With Felony Riot Charges

theintercept.com - The Tucson 12 — so named by their supporters — now face the charge of felony riot, a statute that hasn’t been used by Arizona prosecutors in years and, until Donald Trump’s presidency, had been rarel…

Trump called for Seoul evacuation at height of North Korea tensions, new book says

theguardian.com - Donald Trump called for the population of Seoul to be moved during an Oval Office meeting when tensions between the US and North Korea were at their height, according to a new book about the presiden…

In New Documentary, Animal Rights Activists Prosecuted as Terrorists

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

Jersey City shooters driven by anti-Semitism, officals say

news.yahoo.com - Jersey City (United States) (AFP) - A shooting at a kosher deli in a New York suburb was fueled by "anti-Semitism" and a hatred of police, authorities said Thursday, the latest in a rash of attacks a…

Chlorine’s Unique Fingerprints: The April 7, 2018 Douma Incident Through A Chemistry Lens - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - The leak of an internal e-mail from an OPCW employee using the pseudonym “Alex” has stirred a controversy over the integrity of the OPCW Fact Finding Mission (FFM) into the April 7, 2018 chemical att…

Australia is facing its hottest day on record as heatwave baking Perth travels east

abc.net.au - Australia could experience its hottest day on record next week as a hot air mass building in Western Australia makes its way east. Perth is enduring an unprecedented heatwave for December, with the c…

The dangers of depicting Greta Thunberg as a prophet

theconversation.com - She came from obscurity and ignited a global movement. Beginning with a small but persistent act of protest outside the Swedish parliament, she inspired millions to join her. Her fiery speech to the …

How Coca-Cola Undermines Plastic Recycling Efforts

theintercept.com - In response to questions for this article, Noah Ullman, a spokesperson for Keep America Beautiful, wrote in an email that “KAB is not against bottle bills. We believe all options to address recycling…

Anti-Zionism Is Not Antisemitism

jacobinmag.com - Thankfully, a growing chorus of voices is making it clear that criticism of Israel cannot be equated with antisemitism — including a significant and ever-growing number of Jews and Jewish organizatio…

Report: Trump’s Ukraine Extortion Scheme Was Financed by Russians

nymag.com - President Trump is facing impeachment primarily for abusing his power for political gain, extorting a foreign country to discredit his political rivals. The secondary aspect of the plot is that the t…

Why we need to hear from those in the margins of society 

onourradar.org - In a former life, I worked as an investigative reporter for a mainstream channel. It was exhilarating and important work but, as an undercover reporter, I often found myself isolated from the communi…


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House set for historic floor vote next week after committee approves two articles of impeachment against Trump

washingtonpost.com - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) speaks briefly to the media after the panel voted on articles of impeachment against President Trump on Friday. (Astrid Riecken/For The Wash…

Analysis | McConnell indicates he’ll let Trump’s lawyers dictate Trump’s impeachment trial

washingtonpost.com - By Aaron Blake close Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow December 13, 2019 at 12:42 PM EST As soon as the House votes to impeach President Trump…

Fact-based impeachment can’t penetrate the pro-Trump Web

washingtonpost.com - President Trump accused Democrats of “trivializing” the impeachment process. His efforts to undermine the case against him have been aided by the crowdsourced nature of social media, where many Ameri…

Washington Post's Afghanistan Story Reveals Core Folly of American Defense Strategy

rollingstone.com - The Washington Post this week released a blockbuster expose called “The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War.” After a lengthy legal battle, the Post got hold of documents compiled by SIGA…

Matt Bevin Is Still Wreaking Havoc on His Way Out the Door

nymag.com - Matt Bevin reluctantly conceded the Kentucky governor’s race to Democrat Andy Beshear, but he’s not done wreaking havoc on the voters who rejected him. Before he formally left office, he pardoned hun…

Kentucky governor's 428 pardons include murderer

bbc.com - Former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued 428 pardons in his final days in office, a list that includes multiple violent offenders. The Republican pardoned a convicted child rapist as well as a conv…

EU prepares for Brexit hardball after Johnson win

bbc.com - "Friday the 13th really has lived up to its hype," an EU diplomat texted me this morning. The same diplomat who mournfully noted as soon as the first exit polls were published: "This means bye-bye to…

US axes tariffs on Chinese goods in trade war thaw

au.news.yahoo.com - The United States and China announced a major thaw in their trade war Friday, including immediate cuts to punishing import tariffs, but a lack of detail in the partial deal left markets cautious. "We…

The 10 Most Stoned Moments of the 2020 Presidential Campaign

rollingstone.com - With Donald Trump on one side and a field huge enough for a seventies ensemble comedy on the other – Michael Bloomberg is the record 29th entrant in the Democratic primary – the 2020 election is alre…

How the Fossil Fuel Industry Is Attempting to Buy the Youth Climate Movement

theintercept.com - The same day that 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg gave a stirring speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September, in which she criticized delegates for “stealing my dream…

Of Two Minds - The "Trade Deal": A Pathetic Parody, Credibility Squandered

oftwominds.com - Anyone who thinks this bogus "deal" has resolved any of the issues or uncertainties deserves to be fired immediately. Here's a late-night TV parody of a trade deal: The agreement won't be signed by b…

Icebreaker Pt 7: ICE Case Management Handbook Based on Federal Law Enforcement “System of Systems”

unicornriot.ninja - United States – Unicorn Riot obtained confidential Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy manuals in 2017. Icebreaker Part 7 covers ICE’s “Case Management Handbook” which was in effect betwee…

In Climate Fraud Suit, Exxon Mobil Earns Win Over New York State

undark.org - On Tuesday, a New York state judge dismissed a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil alleging that the company had misled investors about the potential effects of climate change regulation on its business. The…

The 100 Memes That Defined The 2010s

buzzfeednews.com - This decade, memes became something not just for a handful of internet nerds who lurked on message boards; memes are now for everyone. The online culture of this decade hasn’t just changed the words …

US-China trade deal: 3 fundamental issues remain unresolved

theconversation.com - The U.S. and China have reportedly reached a so-called phase one deal in their ongoing trade war. While few details have been disclosed, the agreement principally seems to involve the U.S. calling of…

This was a stunning victory for the bullshit-industrial complex | Marina Hyde

theguardian.com - Well. A new dawn has shat, has it not? Shortly after 7am, Boris Johnson slipped into the costume Dominic Cummings has been sewing for him out of the skins of missing statesmen. “I am humbled that you…

Brazil's Amazon deforestation this year nearly size of Puerto Rico, says agency

theguardian.com - Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon jumped to the highest level for the month of November since record-keeping began in 2015, according to preliminary government data published. Destruction of the world…

Trump wants criticism of Israel equated with anti-Semitism

intrepidreport.com - Trump wants anti-Semitism redefined. An executive order perhaps already signed is all about stifling legitimate criticism of Israel. It’s about wanting the Jewish state absolved of occupation, coloni…

A Major but Little-Known Supporter of Climate Denial: Freight Railroads

theatlantic.com - Since 2017, ACCCE has lobbied in support of President Donald Trump’s plan to bail out coal plants. It has also celebrated Trump’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan, which would have dramatically cut U.S…

‘We are the vaccine against unilateralism’: Non-Aligned Movement gathers in Venezuela to resist dictatorship of dollar

thegrayzone.com - Late in the evening on July 19, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif stepped out of a plane and met his Venezuelan counterpart, Jorge Arreaza, on the tarmac outside Caracas with an enthusiastic embra…

How a Right-Wing Troll Managed to Manipulate the Mainstream Media

rollingstone.com - There’s a folksy saying that grandparents of all stripes like to dispense: If it looks like a duck and acts like a duck, then you shouldn’t be surprised when it starts quacking. Another, perhaps less…

Aesop: The Frogs Ask for a King

voxpopulisphere.com - Once upon a time, the Frogs were discontented because they had no one to rule over them: so they sent a deputation to Jupiter to ask him to give them a King. Jupiter, despising the folly of their req…

Opinion - Why Did A Saudi Pilot Kill U.S. Sailors While Three Others Filmed It?

informationclearinghouse.info - He explained: “I’m not against you for just being American, I don’t hate you because [of] your freedoms, I hate you because every day you [are] supporting, funding and committing crimes not only agai…


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Senators Have a Choice: Convict Trump or Crown Him

dcreport.org - The two articles of impeachment, which have drawn criticism as either too much or too little, strike me as cleverly drafted to put Senate Republicans in a most uncomfortable box. The second article, …

‘The grand finale’: Inside Trump’s push to rack up political victories as impeachment looms

washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks during a meeting with Paraguay’s president, Mario Abdo Benítez, in the Oval Office on Friday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Ashley Parker and close Ashley Parker Whit…

Trump Is Trying to Pick His Opponent Just Like Nixon Did

gen.medium.com - As the House begins to move its two articles of impeachment against President Trump, there’s been much chatter about how President Trump’s dire political situation parallels President Nixon’s Waterga…

Lies, Newsweek and Control of the Media Narrative: First-Hand Account

tareqhaddad.com - A mafia runs editors. Freedom of the press is dead. Journalists and ordinary people must stand up. Until several days ago, I was a journalist at Newsweek. I decided to hand my resignation in because,…

Supreme Court to Rule on Release of Trump’s Financial Records

nytimes.com - That the subpoena in the Nixon case came from a federal court rather than a state grand jury made no difference, Mr. Vance wrote. “The states’ strong interests in operating a fair and just criminal j…

What Kind of House Democrat Would Switch Parties? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com - “Jeff stabbed us in the back, certainly,” said a seething Michael Suleiman, the Atlantic County chairman. “It’s disgusting. It’s a disgrace. Good riddance.” He added, “Maybe he’ll be the new ambassad…

The Wax and Wane of J Street’s Influence Over U.S.-Israel Policy

theintercept.com - Jeremy Ben-Ami has a story he tells about why he started the liberal, pro-Israel group J Street a decade ago. It begins in 1882, when his great-grandparents fled persecution in Russia and emigrated t…

Media Silent as Nobel Prize Winning OPCW Found “Fixing” its Own Findings on Syria

mintpressnews.com - Douma, Syria, April 2018. Dozens of people die in a suspected chemical weapons attack in the eastern suburb of the capital Damascus. The United States and many European countries immediately identify…

Jim Bakker Threatens 'An Explosion' If Trump Impeached

crooksandliars.com - Jim Bakker was in fine fettle over the inevitability of a Trump impeachment Friday, showing his ignorance and his devotion to God Trump on his Friday show, according to Right Wing Watch. In his ignor…

Too Big to Fail: the Epstein Investigation - MintPress News

mintpressnews.com - While the Jeffrey Epstein scandal has largely faded from media coverage in the United States, it has continued to attract attention abroad, particularly in the United Kingdom in connection with Epste…

We Have to Take the Roses Seriously: Talking to Nathan J. Robinson

blog.lareviewofbooks.org - How might socialists prioritize personal freedom? How might they reimagine ordinary working life beyond both Amazon warehouses and familiar communist models? When I want to ask such questions, I pose…

Ravenous for Meat, China Faces a Climate Quandary

undark.org - At the center of the table in a modest, high-rise apartment in the teeming city of Shenzhen, China, a simmering pot of soup stock was surrounded by large platters featuring mushrooms, different kinds…

A judge ordered up to 234,000 people to be tossed from the registered voter list in a swing state

washingtonpost.com - (iStock) By Marisa Iati close Marisa Iati General Assignment reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow December 14, 2019 at 7:44 PM EST A Wisconsin judge ordered the state to take as many as 234,000 p…

Turkey renews military pledge to Libya as threat of Mediterranean war grows

theguardian.com - The threat of a military clash in the Mediterranean has drawn nearer following talks in which Turkey has underlined its willingness to send troops to Libya to defend the country’s UN-recognised gover…

Corbyn 'sorry' over Labour's heavy election defeat

bbc.com - Jeremy Corbyn has apologised to Labour supporters over his party's heavy defeat in the general election. Writing in the Sunday Mirror and the Observer, he acknowledged the party's failings in the pol…

5-Year-Old Sells Hot Cocoa, Cookies to Pay Off Over 100 Classmates’ Lunch Debt

themindunleashed.com - (TMU) — A five-year-old student in San Diego is using hot cocoa and fresh cookies to give an elementary lesson in human kindness for the holidays by helping to clear the negative lunch balances of 12…

Alaska’s Coastal Communities Face a Growing Climate Threat

scientificamerican.com - Climate change is threatening dozens of Alaskan towns and villages, according to a new study, and local officials said the findings are another sign that additional funds and research are needed to h…

Gold and Jewels Found on Minoan Island Devoted to the Color Purple

livescience.com - A storehouse of ancient treasures, including precious jewels and gold beads, has been uncovered by archaeologists on an island near Crete devoted to making a precious purple dye from sea snails thous…

Former Israeli Spy Details Motive Behind Epstein’s Sexual Blackmail Operation

themindunleashed.com - (MPN) — In recent weeks, renewed attention has been brought to the allegations that Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking and sexual blackmail operation was run on behalf of Israeli…

South Korea is not Willing to Pay 5 Times More for Stationing American Troops | New Eastern Outlook

journal-neo.org - The present relationship between Seoul and Washington is plagued with problems, and recently the amount of money South Korea spends on U.S. military forces stationed in its territory has become the m…

The election in the media: against evasion and lies, good journalism is all we have | Alan Rusbridger

theguardian.com - In his first 1,000 days in office Donald Trump made 13,435 false or misleading claims, according to the good folk at the Washington Post who painstakingly monitor the president’s habit of bending the…

New Film Dark Waters Shines Light on Chemical Pollution History in Ohio River Valley

desmogblog.com - Dark Waters, the new film starring Mark Ruffalo as attorney Rob Bilott, is set in the Ohio River Valley city of Parkersburg, West Virginia — a place about 150 miles downstream from where Shell is cur…

The Earth needs multiple methods for removing CO2 from the air to avert worst of climate change

theconversation.com - Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are higher than at any time in human history, and nine of the warmest years have occurred since 2005. Even with the progress made in introducing alt…

Argentina Wants a Fracking Boom. The US Offers a Cautionary Tale | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - By Nick Cunningham, an independent journalist covering the oil and gas industry, climate change and international politics. He has been featured in Oilprice.com, The Fuse, YaleE360 and NACLA. Origina…

What winter solstice rituals tell us about indigenous people

theconversation.com - On the day of winter solstice, many Native American communities will hold religious ceremonies or community events. The winter solstice is the day of the year when the Northern Hemisphere has the few…


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U.N. climate talks end with hard feelings, few results and new doubts about global unity

washingtonpost.com - Chilean Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt, who chaired the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP25, attends the closing session in Madrid on Sunday. Marathon climate talks ended wit…

UN climate talks a 'lost opportunity', says Guterres

news.yahoo.com - Madrid (AFP) - A major climate summit wrapped up in Madrid Sunday with a compromise deal that left little to show, prompting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to lament a "lost opportunity" to ac…

‘He is planning to rig the impeachment trial’: McConnell vows ‘total coordination’ with Trump on Senate process

intrepidreport.com - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Fox News Thursday night that while he has “no choice” but to hold a trial if the House votes to impeach President Donald Trump, that does not mean the proc…

Schumer calls for testimony from Mulvaney, Bolton in proposal to GOP on parameters for Trump impeachment trial

washingtonpost.com - By Seung Min Kim, close Seung Min Kim White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Karoun Demirjian and close Karoun Demirjian Congressional reporter focusing on national security Email Email…

Nadler calls for Trump's removal in committee's 658-page report on articles of impeachment

foxnews.com - Rep. Mike Johnson on House preparing historic floor vote on Trump impeachment. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, wrote that President Trump is a threat to the Consti…

Of Two Minds - A "Market" That Needs $1 Trillion in Panic-Money-Printing by the Fed to Stave Off Implosion Is Not a Market

oftwominds.com - It was all fun and games enriching the super-wealthy but now the karmic cost of the Fed's manipulation and propaganda is about to come due. A "market" that needs $1 trillion in panic-money-printing b…

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

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

Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Ukraine's Man in the Middle | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - The closest Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy came to complaining about his country being dragged into a scandal and impeachment hearings in the United States was when he said his people were “…

Finland is winning the war on fake news. Other nations want the blueprint

cnn.com - Helsinki, Finland (CNN) – On a recent afternoon in Helsinki, a group of students gathered to hear a lecture on a subject that is far from a staple in most community college curriculums. Standing in f…

Ivanka Trump Caught Faking Propaganda Interview At Forum

politicususa.com - Ivanka Trump appeared at the Doha Forum, and instead of being interviewed by a journalist, she faked an interview with a State Department PR person. Smith also tweeted some of the softballs tossed at…

Australia 'mega blaze' spreads ahead of heatwave

bbc.com - Authorities in Australia have issued fresh warnings about a "mega blaze" after it spread beyond containment lines and razed 20 houses near Sydney. The fire, burning over about 400,000 hectares, has m…

They built a Chinese boomtown. It left them dying of lung disease with nowhere to turn.

washingtonpost.com - By Gerry Shih close Gerry Shih China Correspondent Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow December 15, 2019 at 3:43 PM EST LEIYANG, China — Ill and defeated, Xu Chunlin approached the railing, the limits of…

Greece says it's 'reached limit' as arrivals of refugees show no sign of slowing

theguardian.com - Sometimes en masse, sometimes alone they keep on arriving: in rickety boats carrying men, women and children looking for a freedom they hope Europe will offer. Despite winter’s limited daylight and w…

Stop Believing in Free Shipping

theatlantic.com - Free shipping is enticing, says Ravi Dhar, the director of Yale’s Center for Customer Insights, because shoppers irrationally hate to pay for certain services—even those that they value immensely, su…

A cinema, a pool, a bar: inside the post-apocalyptic underground future

theguardian.com - Tucked away among cornfields in the midwestern United States, a military-grade chainlink fence surrounds a verdant berm on an otherwise empty plot of land. It is guarded by a camouflaged lookout with…

Protests erupt across India over citizenship law

bbc.com - Protests over a controversial new law on migrants are raging across several Indian cities, prompting police to clash with demonstrators. The new law entitles non-Muslim migrants from three Muslim-maj…

Military Investigating Possible White Power Hand Signal at Army-Navy Game

nymag.com - On Saturday, at the 120th annual Army-Navy football game, cadets from the United States Military Academy and midshipmen from the Naval Academy flashed a white power hand signal at least five times du…

John Atcheson: The Influence of Liars and the Failure of Corporate Media

voxpopulisphere.com - Why does the “big lie” work? For one thing, there’s big money it. If Democrats say one thing, and Republicans say another, and it’s obvious one of them is intentionally lying, what is the “big story?…

Opinion - Former Spy Details Israel’s Main Motive Behind Epstein’s Sexual Blackmail Operation

informationclearinghouse.info - In addition, MintPress also asked Ben-Menashe if he was aware of Ghislaine Maxwell being directly involved with her father’s intelligence-related activities prior to his death in 1991. Ben-Menashe no…

Scientists call for more trees, fewer cows, to restore climate

treehugger.com - First we have to declare 'peak livestock', then eat less beef and more beans. TreeHugger Melissa has written that if we all swapped beans for beef, then we could meet emission goals. I have written t…

Deforestation is leading to more infectious diseases in humans

nationalgeographic.com - In 1997, clouds of smoke hung over the rainforests of Indonesia as an area roughly the size of Pennsylvania was burned to make way for agriculture, the fires exacerbated by drought. Smothered in haze…

The ultimate non-stick coating

brighterworld.mcmaster.ca - A team of researchers at McMaster University has developed a self-cleaning surface that can repel all forms of bacteria, preventing the transfer of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and other dangerous …

If you want to stay successful, learn to think like Leonardo da Vinci

medium.com - Some of history’s greatest contributions have come from polymaths. Aristotle practically invented half a dozen fields of study across philosophy. Galileo was as much a physicist as he was an engineer…


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Bolivia's New US-Backed Interim Gov't Wastes No Time Privatizing Economy

mintpressnews.com - It has been barely one month since the administration of Jeanine Añez seized power in a military coup in Bolivia, but it has wasted no time in attempting to transform the economy and society. Its lat…

U.N. Climate Talks Collapsed in Madrid. What’s the Way Forward?

nymag.com - You could see the failure of the United Nations’ COP25 climate conference, which just concluded in Madrid, coming from months away — if not years or decades. It was, of course, the 25th COP, and judg…

Boeing will halt 737 Max production in January as FAA reviews software fix

washingtonpost.com - By Jonathan O'Connell and close Jonathan O'Connell Reporter covering economic development with a focus on commercial real estate and the Trump Organization Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Aaron Gregg…

Watch: Glenn Greenwald’s Exclusive Interview With Bolivia’s Evo Morales, Who Was Deposed in a Coup

theintercept.com - We also discussed the once-notorious but now forgotten extraordinary event in 2013, when Morales’s presidential plane was forced to land in Austria as he was traveling back to Bolivia from a state vi…

Purdue payments to Sackler family surged after OxyContin fine

theguardian.com - The wealthy owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma started taking far more money out of the company after it was fined for misleading marketing of the powerful prescription painkiller. Purdue made p…

Mormon Church has misled members on $100 billion tax-exempt investment fund, whistleblower alleges

washingtonpost.com - The Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City. (Douglas C. Pizac/AP) By Jon Swaine, Douglas MacMillan and close Douglas MacMillan Reporter covering corporate accountability Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Mich…

The pound plummets after Boris Johnson's 'drastic' move that raises risk of Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal

businessinsider.com - The pound sank on Monday morning after Boris Johnson put forward a law that would raise the risk of Britain crashing out of the EU by the end of 2020 without a deal. The pound fell 1% against the dol…

British Weapons Manufacturers, Banks, See Share Price Rocket after Conservative Election Victory

mintpressnews.com - The big winner in last week’s conservative landslide elections in the United Kingdom? Weapons manufacturers. Almost every one of Britain’s top arms producers saw large spikes in their share price imm…

2019 Latin America in Review: Year of the Revolt of the Dispossessed

mintpressnews.com - Corte Madera, California — A year ago, John Bolton, Trump’s short-lived national security advisor, invoked the 1823 Monroe Doctrine making explicit what has long been painfully implicit: the dominion…

In Tulsa, an investigation finds possible evidence of mass graves from 1921 race massacre

washingtonpost.com - The Greenwood section of Tulsa, in the aftermath of the 1921 massacre. (Greenwood Cultural Center) By DeNeen L. Brown close DeNeen L. Brown Local enterprise reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow D…

DCCC to Consultants: Helping to Elect a Republican? Sure, We’ll Work With You.

theintercept.com - The DCCC has faced intense scrutiny for the blacklist policy, which critics say is another example of the committee exploiting its position to keep centrist Democrats in power while discouraging wome…

Guinea protests turn bloody in fight to stop president's third term

theguardian.com - On the morning of 14 November Abdourahmane Diallo set out on his motorcycle taxi along the pothole-laden roads of Conakry, the bustling capital of Guinea. By nightfall he was dead. His family said th…

Federal Toxmap Shutters, Raising the Ire of Pollution Researchers

undark.org - Fifteen years ago, the U.S. National Library of Medicine launched Toxmap, a free, interactive online application that combines pollution data from at least a dozen U.S. government sources. A Toxmap u…

Glacial melt creates Andes time bomb | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - The speed of glacial melt in parts of Latin America is threatening water supplies – and life and limb in cities downstream. LONDON, 16 December, 2019 – Rising regional temperatures in the Andes and t…

In New Documentary, Animal Rights Activists Prosecuted as Terrorists

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

Can We Break the Cycle of War and Famine?

undark.org - Vandana Shiva, an Indian environmental activist, once described growing one’s own food as “the most revolutionary act.” That idea is clearly echoed in “Food or War,” by Australian climate scholar Jul…

The mother of us all: Ancient India’s Vedic civilization

intrepidreport.com - Researchers have determined that the Vedic culture of India was the first global civilization. They have uncovered archeological and historical evidence indicating that the society which began millen…

Former Pakistan leader Musharraf sentenced to death: state media

news.yahoo.com - Islamabad (AFP) - A Pakistan court Tuesday sentenced former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in absentia to death for treason, state media reported, an unprecedented move in a country where the armed …

Antifascist Soccer Fans Are Refusing To “Stick To Sports” ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - On their way to a soccer match on October 24th, a group of supporters of Lazio—a club based in Rome that was once supported by Benito Mussolini—gave Nazi salutes and sang a song from the Hungarian Re…

What Jeremy Corbyn Has Meant To Me ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - A week before the 2019 General Election, I (temporarily) left the United Kingdom. The campaign had become increasingly bitter and fractious, and I’d watched as the Labour Party tried to claw back a s…


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Trump Writes Insane Letter to Pelosi Showing Why He’s Unfit for Office

nymag.com - If you worked in print media, you became accustomed to receiving long, unhinged letters from agitated members of the general public. Often these letters tied together facts, pseudo-facts, paranoid in…

Trump rips Democrats for ‘attempted coup’ on eve of likely impeachment

washingtonpost.com - President Trump’s letter called the impeachment process “invalid,” “spiteful,” “egregious,” “meritless,” “terrible,” “disingenuous,” “baseless,” “preposterous,” “dangerous,” “fake,” “fantasy” and “il…

More than 700 scholars pen letter urging House to impeach Trump

washingtonpost.com - By Felicia Sonmez close Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post's breaking political news team Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow December 16, 2019 at 8:07 PM EST A group of more than 70…

Opinion | Don’t let Mitch McConnell conduct a Potemkin impeachment trial

washingtonpost.com - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speaks to journalists about the impeachment inquiry during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Oct. 29. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) By Laurence H…

Of Two Minds - OK Boomer, OK Fed

oftwominds.com - Eventually the younger generations will connect all the economic injustices implicit in 'OK Boomer' with the Fed. Much of the cluelessness and economic inequality behind the OK Boomer meme is the res…

A People's Guide to Revolution: Why Popular Protest Movements Fail

mintpressnews.com - Since the 2010 Arab Autumn, it has become clear that leaderless revolts only have two inevitable outcomes. In the first, a game of musical chairs between right-wing imperialist forces will be played …

Pope lifts 'pontifical secret' for sex abuse cases

news.yahoo.com - Vatican City (AFP) - Priests can no longer cite papal secrecy in abuse cases, the Vatican said Tuesday, the latest move by Pope Francis to combat silence surrounding paedophilia in the Roman Catholic…

A Coal Baron Funded Climate Denial as His Company Spiraled Into Bankruptcy

nytimes.com - Mr. Murray’s charitable giving over the past two years included $2 million to the Boy Scouts of America. He also funded an array of conservative political action committees as well as groups that den…

Coal Giant Provided Secret Financing to Group Challenging Climate Lawsuits

theintercept.com - Other think tanks listed in the filing as having received money from Murray Energy include the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, a group that claimed “there is no scientific consensus though tha…

The New York Times’s political coverage has completely imploded at the worst possible time | Press Watch

presswatchers.org - The New York Times’s three-year struggle to sustain its reporting algorithms, built for two political parties that have comparable relationships to reality, collapsed into sordid heap of nonsense ove…

An Angry Letter Reveals the Fiction of the Two Trumps

theatlantic.com - In other words: It’s more of the same. Much more. (At least his letter to Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was brief.) For the most part, the letter is a farrago of common complaints the president has i…

Giuliani Calls Up New York Times to Incriminate Trump

vanityfair.com - Mr. Giuliani told the president and Mr. Pompeo that Ms. Yovanovitch was blocking visas for Ukrainian prosecutors to come to the United States to present evidence to him—and also to federal authoritie…

Trump was elected by a little more than a quarter of eligible voters

vox.com - Before making sweeping statements about what Donald Trump’s Election Day victory says about everyday Americans, you might want to consider one fact: Only about one-fourth of Americans eligible to vot…

The Ongoing Effort to Write Wall Street Out of the 2008 Financial Crisis

theintercept.com - While the conservative response to the crisis was to blame black and brown homeowners, the more sophisticated academic response extends the blame more broadly to other borrowers. The new paper, autho…

How Corporate Cronies Corrupted the Department of the Interior Under Trump

gen.medium.com - Earlier this year, a top official at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) was caught on tape praising President Trump’s ability to distract the American public. “One of the things I have found a…

Humans Are Driving the Evolution of Urban Rats

undark.org - It took only a few seconds to spot one. Then another. As I walked into the small park around noon, dozens of rats could be seen scurrying in every direction. They dashed in and out of burrows scatter…

Trump slashed Puerto Rico’s Medicaid money as part of budget deal

politico.com - Puerto Rico's Medicaid program has been relying on a series of short-term funding extensions since the fall, after confronting a fiscal cliff on Sept. 30 when a temporary boost in money — one of seve…

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…

Toys “R” Us Is Back—Now With More Surveillance!

wired.com - Physical stores are increasingly turning to tools like Wi-Fi beacons and sophisticated cameras to bring the same data collection to the real world. The information can inform everything from marketin…

Climate change and the threat to global breadbaskets

phys.org - Climate change is not just resulting in a steady increase in temperatures, but also in an increased frequency and severity of extreme climatic events, like droughts, heat waves, and floods. These ext…

Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and declines

pnas.org - The strong focus on species extinctions, a critical aspect of the contemporary pulse of biological extinction, leads to a common misimpression that Earth’s biota is not immediately threatened, just s…

World’s first human-monkey hybrid created in China, scientists reveal - Rakoza.com

rakoza.com - Scientists say they have created the world’s first human-monkey hybrid in a laboratory in China. The researchers, who want to use animals to create organs for human life-saving transplants, say creat…

Brazil has become a cautionary tale for the world's democracies | Petra Costa

theguardian.com - I was a child when I saw Terry Gilliam’s Brazil for the first time. I expected a film about the stereotypes of my country – carnival, samba and football – but found something else. In Gilliam’s surre…


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Trump is impeached by the House, creating an indelible mark on his presidency

washingtonpost.com - By Philip Rucker, close Philip Rucker White House Bureau Chief Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Felicia Sonmez and close Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post's breaking political ne…

Pelosi says House may withhold impeachment articles, delaying Senate trial

washingtonpost.com - By Mike DeBonis close Mike DeBonis Congressional reporter covering the House of Representatives Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow December 18, 2019 at 10:21 PM EST Moments after a historic vote to impe…

Conservative radio host wishes for a ‘nice school shooting’ to distract from impeachment

washingtonpost.com - A conservative talk-show was canceled after host Chuck Bonniwell wished for a “nice school shooting” to interrupt impeachment headlines on air on Dec. 18. (CBS4 Denver) By Katie Shepherd close Katie …

We're More United Than We Are Divided | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

patreon.com - This week we discuss the dueling shitshows of the Boris Johnson sweep in the UK and the ongoing impeachment effort in the US. We debunk the media myths surrounding the British election – no, the loss…

It's Impeachment Season: Tens of Thousands Rally Across America In Support of Removing Donald Trump

theroot.com - On the eve of a House vote to impeach President Donald Trump, tens of thousands of Americans rallied across all 50 states and the District of Columbia in support of removing the quid-pro-ho from offi…

Of Two Minds - Skyrocketing Costs Will Pop All the Bubbles

oftwominds.com - The reckoning is coming, and everyone who counted on "eternal growth of borrowing" to stave off the reckoning is in for a big surprise. We've used a simple trick to keep the status quo from imploding…

New Zealand Soldier With Alleged Nazi Ties Arrested

unicornriot.ninja - New Zealand – On December 14, a soldier in the New Zealand Defense Forces (NZDF) was arrested in an investigation believed to be related to his suspected involvement in neo-nazi groups. According to …

BBC Director-General Calls for Media Critics to Be Purged From Social Media

mintpressnews.com - In the face of a mountain of condemnation over how it provided a key role in helping Boris Johnson win last week’s UK general elections, BBC Director-General Baron Hall of Birkenhead has called for t…

Rich Nations, After Driving Climate Disaster, Block All Progress at U.N. Talks

theintercept.com - Last Wednesday, over 300 demonstrators at COP25 in Madrid — this year’s 14-day U.N. climate talks, the group’s longest ever — watched from the courtyard of a conference center as a metal wall rose up…

How White Nationalists Have Been Inspired by the Genocide of Muslims in Bosnia

theintercept.com - On a spring day in 2017, a monument was raised in the Bosnian town of Višegrad, in memory of a terrible mass murder that had occurred there two decades earlier. In a somber ceremony attended by local…

New Chemical Complex Would Displace Suspected Slave Burial Ground in Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley”

theintercept.com - The former plantations that Formosa bought in July 2018 are not the only properties once owned by slaveholders that have gone on to become chemical or oil and gas plants. Down the Mississippi River f…

Impeachment Alone Won’t Stop Trump From Inflicting Lasting Damage on Ukraine

theintercept.com - What neither man mentioned was that the Ernst & Young study ranking Ukraine among the three most corrupt countries was conducted in 2012, two years before Paul Manafort’s client, the notoriously corr…

Farm Animals Are the Next Big Antibiotic Resistance Threat

wired.com - Laxminarayan and his colleagues were convinced that farm-created resistance was posing an equivalent danger to livestock, but—unlike in human medicine—there were no large data sources to help them pr…

Masterminds of Philippines' worst political massacre jailed

news.yahoo.com - Manila (AFP) - The masterminds of the Philippines' worst political massacre were on Thursday found guilty of murder, a decade after the slaughter in which gunmen killed 58 people in the conflict-plag…

Bolivia orders arrest of ex-president Morales

news.yahoo.com - Bolivia's ex-President Evo Morales gestures during a press conference in Buenos Aires, on December 17, 2019 (AFP Photo/RONALDO SCHEMIDT) La Paz (AFP) - Bolivia's attorney general on Wednesday ordered…

‘Point of no return’ fails to spur action against climate change - Red Deer Advocate

reddeeradvocate.com - “The point of no return is no longer over the horizon,” warned UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres as the 25th climate summit opened in Madrid two weeks ago, and the multitude of delegates from mor…

Chinese gangs are spreading African swine fever to make big bucks on infected hogs

scmp.com - Chinese criminals have been exploiting the country's African swine fever crisis by intentionally spreading the disease to force farmers to sell their pigs for a low price before smuggling the meat an…

Govt of India builds Mass Detention Camps for 2 million people 'Stripped of Citizenship' in Assam

sentinelassam.com - Guwahati: At a time when there is a widespread protest against CAA 2019 in Assam, here is a report stating the Government of India is building mass detention camps after almost two million people wer…

How St. Francis created the Nativity scene, with a miraculous event in 1223

theconversation.com - Around the Christmas season, it is common to see a display of the Nativity scene: a small manger with the baby Jesus and his family, shepherds, the three wise men believed to have visited Jesus after…

Toxic PFAS Chemicals Found in Artificial Turf

theintercept.com - But the mix of chemicals composing today’s turf are decidedly not grass. The rubber, which is used in huge amounts (some 40,000 tires are shredded to cover a single artificial turf field), contains h…

5 simple steps for soil-friendly eating

treehugger.com - If we don't take care of the soil, the soil will lose its ability to take care of us. Last month I attended a Food Tank Summit in New York City to listen to some of the leading lights in the food rev…

For Vulnerable Populations, the Thorny Ethics of Genetic Data Collection

undark.org - In 2009, researchers collected DNA from four elderly men in Namibia, each from one of the many San indigenous communities scattered across southern Africa. A year later, analyses of the men’s

Tracking your heart rate? 5 questions answered about what that number really means

theconversation.com - The rise of wearable fitness trackers has increased the number of people monitoring their heart rate, both throughout the day and during exercise. Whether you’re an athlete trying to gain the competi…

Temple Grandin predicts AI as the biggest change in 50 years

qz.com - In 50 years, scientists will fully understand how non-coding DNA and other mechanisms control the expression of the coding DNA. This will enable them to program in DNA code, making it possible to cre…

'There is no green heaven.'

treehugger.com - This phrase, from author Adam Minter, has become my newest mantra. There is a phrase I have used in numerous articles for TreeHugger. "There is no away." For me, it sums up perfectly the idea that, j…

China's ambassador to Australia says reports of detention of 1m Uighurs 'fake news'

theguardian.com - China’s ambassador to Australia has labelled reports that one million Uighurs are being held in detention “fake news”, seeking to excuse mass incarceration as a deradicalisation measure. At a rare pr…

Hundreds held in banned India citizenship protest

bbc.com - Indian police have detained hundreds who defied a ban on protests against a controversial new citizenship law. The ban has been imposed in parts of the capital Delhi, and throughout the states of Utt…


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