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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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