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Doomstead Diner Daily 9/22
« Reply #300 on: September 22, 2019, 08:29:46 am »

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

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

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

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Warren Accuses Congress of Complicity in Trump's Continued Abuses

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Of Two Minds - Automation and the Crisis of Work

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


International Conference in Syria on Sanctions and Its Blowback

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

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Warren passes Biden, takes the lead in prized Iowa poll

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

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IKEA is investing $2.8 billion in renewable energy infrastructure

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

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

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

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

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


The Official U.S. Poverty Rate is Based on a Hopelessly Out-of-Date Metric

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


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

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


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