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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/19
« Reply #450 on: November 19, 2019, 05:41:17 am »

News digest brought to you by the Doomstead Diner.

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

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

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

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

Chief Justice Gives Trump Temporary Reprieve in Financial Records Case

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

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

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

Trump Personally Directed Mob-Linked Figure Tied to Ukraine Shakedown

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

The wolves are coming for Kurt Volker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dozens of Hong Kong protesters make daring campus breakout

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

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

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

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

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

The Forgotten Treasure In These American Lands - Resilience

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

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

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

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

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

Turkey’s fight against IS riddled with black holes

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

Bang Bang Crazy, Part 13: Stand and Teach

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

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

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

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

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

The post-antibiotic era is here

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

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The Doomstead Diner is a hub for discussion and information pertaining to the ongoing Economic Collapse of the Industrial Economy. The Diner is the result of many years of discussion and debate on many other forums. At Doomstead Diner, our goal is to collate much of the information we can to assist in planning for the world to come.


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