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At least 20 dead in El Paso shopping center shooting as authorities investigate Texas man and manifesto

www.washingtonpost.com - By Michael S. Rosenwald , Michael S. Rosenwald Enterprise reporter focusing on history, the social sciences, and culture. Email Bio Follow Hannah Knowles and Hannah Knowles General assignment reporte…

9 killed in Ohio in second US mass shooting within 24 hours

www.washingtonpost.com - By Associated Press August 4 at 5:21 AM DAYTON, Ohio — Nine people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, …

The El Paso Shooting and the Gamification of Terror - bellingcat

www.bellingcat.com - On August 3, 2019, at around 11am local time, initial police reports indicated that a gunman had walked into an El Paso Wal-Mart and opened fire. As of the publication of this article, at least eight…

Minutes Before El Paso Killing, Hate-Filled Manifesto Appears Online

www.nytimes.com - The El Paso shooting, if the manifesto is linked to the gunman, potentially underscored the global spread of white supremacist ideology in the age of social media and at a time when immigration in Am…

Neo-Nazis Use Discord Chats to Promote New Zealand Copycat Shootings

unicornriot.ninja - When an Australian neo-nazi murdered 50 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2019, he was playing into a pre-existing online racist subculture that encourage the ki…

Trump Directs Government to Punish Washington Post Owner

nymag.com - When he was running for president, Donald Trump threatened to single out Amazon for retribution. “If I become president, oh do they have problems,” he said. “They’re going to have such problems.” He …

Putin’s 2020 Playbook

nymag.com - What if Trump fails to win the Electoral College in 2020? Would he refuse to accept the results of an election? The first thing to remember is that he already has. Back when Hillary Clinton was viewe…

Pushing Out the Border: How the U.S. Is Waging a Global War on Migration

theintercept.com - A principal goal of the Trump administration’s policy at the U.S.-Mexico border —and in Central America, considered of late only in relation to that border — has been to get other governments to hand…

McConnell's new posture toward Moscow

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mcconnells-new-posture-toward-moscow/2019/08/02/a3b5a080-b53f-11e9-951e-de024209545d_story.html?utm_term=.6d00af3aff7b - “Moscow Mitch” was red hot. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on the Senate floor Monday, denounced critics (including me) who say his recent blocking of efforts to fortify defenses against another Russian attack on U.S. elections are aiding and abetting Vladimir Putin.

Tulsi Gabbard Thinks We're Doomed

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/us/politics/tulsi-gabbard-2020-presidential-race.html - Or we will be if America doesn’t leave the rest of the world alone. That’s why the 38-year-old congresswoman from Hawaii is running for president.

Millions of ‘slaves’ around the world still making stuff we buy today

www.rt.com - The initiative undertakes research to build the world’s most comprehensive evidence-base of modern slavery. While there isn’t an official legal definition of modern slavery, the UN describes it as th…

The Nuns Who Bought and Sold Human Beings

www.memeorandum.com - An elite D.C. girls' school thought its founding nuns taught slaves to read. Instead, they sold them off for as much as they could. — The cash-strapped nuns were desperate to sell their slaves. — It was the 1820s, and debt was piling up for Mother Agnes Brent, superior of the Georgetown Visitation Convent in Washington.

Climate Scientist Jason Box: “Our Economic System Is Crashing with Reality”

www.democracynow.org - AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, as we bring you Part 2 of our discussion of the climate crisis, its effect on Greenland and the world…

More Than 160 Environmental Defenders Were Killed in 2018, and Many Others Labeled Terrorists and Criminals

theintercept.com - Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, was disturbed to learn that her name had been included on a list of “terrorists” allegedly affiliated…

Greenland ice sheet loses 11 billion tons of water in one day amid historic heat

www.yahoo.com - Greenland ice sheet loses 11 billion tons of water in one day amid historic heat originally appeared on abcnews.go.com Greenland, home to the world's second largest ice sheet, is melting at such an a…

Behind the Tory claims of bold Brexit action is nothing but empty bravado | Nick Cohen

www.theguardian.com - Like an enraged bull charging a matador, the British right is putting its head down and stampeding towards a no-deal Brexit. It has to keep moving. Were it to stop and consider where it was heading, …

The Green New Deal Can’t Be Anything Like the New Deal

newrepublic.com - America’s industrial economy, like a century ago, is powered almost entirely by fossil fuels. Carbon energy circulates through the veins of our transportation networks, buildings, data infrastructure…

First human-monkey chimera raises concern among scientists

www.theguardian.com - Efforts to create human-animal chimeras have rebooted an ethical debate after reports emerged that scientists have produced monkey embryos containing human cells. A chimera is an organism whose cells…

'You don't have any rights': CBP agents interrogate US citizen and seize his phone after Venezuela solidarity trip

www.informationclearinghouse.info - Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including best-selling Republican Gomorrah, Goliath, The Fifty One Day War, and The Management of Savagery. He has produ…

Injecting yourself with dog insulin? Just a normal day in America

www.theguardian.com - Sports media giant ESPN recently published an in-depth and supposedly inspirational feature on Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hopeful Jordan Williams, who fought for a lucrative UFC pro contrac…

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