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A reporter declined to reveal his source. Then police showed up at his front door with guns.

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Sweden Reopens **** Case Against Julian Assange

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www.theguardian.com - There are broadly three ways to react to the shifting of the Overton window – the range of ideas tolerated in public discourse. The first and most common is to move along with it, accepting new param…

Trump’s go-it-alone approach on trade, immigration poses economic risks

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Dow Chemical Donates $1 Million to Trump, Asks Administration to Ignore Pesticide Study

www.vanityfair.com - Chlorpyrifos, diazinon, and malathion are a group of pesticides that are a big money-maker for Dow Chemical, with the company selling approximately 5 million pounds of chlorpyrifos in the U.S. each y…

US-Led Economic War, Not Socialism, Is Tearing Venezuela Apart

www.mintpressnews.com - A pro-government supporter wears a T-Shirt with image of Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez, as he waits for results during congressional elections in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. WA…

US Press Reaches All-Time Low on Venezuela Coverage

www.counterpunch.org - As famed Latin American author Eduardo Galeano once wrote, “every time the US ‘saves’ a country, it converts it into either an insane asylum or a cemetery.” Of course, as we look over the wreckage le…

Of Two Minds - Is China's Belt & Road a Decade Too Late?

www.oftwominds.com - The world appears to be tiring of globalization and hegemons, and that trend may doom the Belt & Road to irrelevancy. The conventional narrative holds that China's Belt & Road Initiative is cementing…

Bolton Is Spinning Israeli ‘Intelligence’ to Push for War Against Iran

portside.org - John Bolton has gotten away with a dangerous deception. The national security adviser’s announcement Sunday that the Pentagon has deployed air and naval forces to the Middle East, which he combined w…

Unsealed Court Docs Reveal Monsanto Colluded With EPA To Stifle Cancer Research

www.mintpressnews.com - Monsanto herbicides are prepared prior to being sprayed on food crops. (Photo from the USDA via Wikimedia Commons) If we had a dime for every kooky, left-wing theory we’ve heard alleging some vast co…

Climate Change and the New Age of Extinction

www.newyorker.com - The first documented extinction of 2019 occurred on New Year’s Day, with the death of a Hawaiian tree snail named George. George, who was about an inch long, had a grayish body, grayish tentacles, an…

Trump buildings face millions in climate fines under new New York rules

www.theguardian.com - Donald Trump’s reluctance to address climate change is set to cost his business empire millions of dollars in fines levied by New York City due to the amount of pollution emitted by Trump-owned build…

Better the devil they know: how Christians came to terms with Trump

www.theguardian.com - After bowing his head in prayer, Donald Trump addressed faith leaders in the sunshine of the White House rose garden. “Together, we are building a culture that cherishes the dignity and worth of huma…

Rare 'elixir of immortality' recovered from ancient Chinese tomb

www.mnn.com - A mysterious liquid discovered in a 2,000-year-old Chinese tomb has been identified by archaeologists as an ancient medical concoction known as the "elixir of immortality." The 3.5 liters (0.9 gallon…

Down the River: The Allure and Perils of Hydropower

undark.org - Estimated reading time: 26 minOn an early spring evening in southwestern Albania, Taulant Hazizaj walks between silver-gray olive trees near the Vjosa River. Farms sprawl over the wide river valley, …

Trump's own economics adviser just shot down the president's misleading claim that US consumers won't pay for the tariffs in the China trade war

www.businessinsider.com - President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, said in an interview Sunday that the president's escalating trade war with China will hurt US consumers. The admission directly contradict…

Half of melting glaciers could go by 2100 | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - Melting glaciers worldwide – all treasured for their beauty and as sources of summer water – could be half gone by 2100. LONDON, 13 May, 2019 – Around half of some of the world’s most beautiful mount…

Ralph Nader: When Will the Contented Classes Rise Up in Rebellion?

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