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Doomstead Diner Daily 9/21
« Reply #300 on: September 21, 2019, 08:42:45 am »

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

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

Why kids are striking for the planet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Question Posed by Trump’s Phone Call

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

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

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

Hong Kong riot police fire teargas at protesters as unrest continues

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

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

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

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

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

Earth warming more quickly than thought, new climate models show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We’re Now in the Hot Zone for Impeachment

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

Wealth that concentrates kills

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

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

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

Most Greenlanders feel effects of climate change | Climate News Network

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

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