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Doomstead Diner Daily May 17
« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2019, 06:44:09 am »

News digest brought to you by the Doomstead Diner.

‘Resegregation Has Happened Because of Intentional Decision-Making’

fair.org - The May 10, 2019, episode of CounterSpin reaired an interview with Nikole Hannah-Jones—originally broadcast August 29, 2014—about the resegregation of schools in the decades following Brown v. Board …

Trump wants his border barrier to be painted black with spikes. He has other ideas, too.

www.washingtonpost.com - Border barrier prototypes stand in the San Diego area in April 2018. President Trump has been intensely interested in the design and appearance of the project. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post…

‘People With a Lot of Money Are Really Determining What Culture Is’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed Amin Husain about the decolonization of museums for the May 10, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. The American Museum of Natural History’s …

War Games: Trump, Bolton, and the Alleged March to Fight Iran

www.newyorker.com - The question shouted at President Trump on Thursday as he waited outside the White House to greet the President of Switzerland was inevitable, even if the answer was less than conclusive. “Mr. Presid…

Judge orders public release of what Michael Flynn said in call to Russian ambassador

www.washingtonpost.com - By Carol D. Leonnig and Carol D. Leonnig National investigative reporter focused on the White House and government accountability Email Bio Follow Rosalind S. Helderman Rosalind S. Helderman Reporter…

Opinion | What’s Our China Endgame?

www.nytimes.com - Deepening military cooperation with our allies in Asia should serve as another piece of the strategy. But Trump ended large joint exercises with South Korea, has thrown shade on military ties with Ja…

Migrants Trying to Reach Europe Are Trapped in Libya — Between Militias and the Sea

theintercept.com - The lives of hundreds of migrants and refugees are under threat in Libya as the conflict there nears detention centers, according to a release yesterday from Amnesty International. Two people were in…

Millions of Women Already Live in a Post-Roe America: A Journey Through the Anti-Abortion South

theintercept.com - I met Danielle in the counseling room of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Jackson, Mississippi, which sits on a busy corner in the city’s arts district. Its vibrant pink paint job has earne…

GOP-Led Efforts to Crush Unions Have a New Target: Home Health Care Workers

theintercept.com - Five states are pushing back against the latest Republican-led assault to weaken unions across the country, which targets in-home caregivers who work with Medicaid beneficiaries. On Monday, attorneys…

Getting Grandma and Grandpa Ready For a Doomsday Situation

www.doomsdaymoose.com - In America, 15% of the population are over the age of 65. This number has been predicted to rise to 25% over the next 40 years. The fact is that we are living longer and that seniors have different n…

A Major Coal Company Went Bust. Its Bankruptcy Filing Shows That It Was Funding Climate Change Denialism.

theintercept.com - The bankruptcy of one of the largest domestic coal producers in the country has revealed that the company maintains financial ties to many of the leading groups that have sowed doubt over the human c…

Walmart warns of higher prices from tariffs

thehill.com - Walmart warned Thursday that it will have to raise prices on its products after the Trump administration slapped additional tariffs on goods imported from China. “We’re monitoring the tariff discussi…

The Liberal Embrace of War

www.rollingstone.com - The United States has just suspended flights to Venezuela. Per the New York Times: CARACAS — The United States banned all air transport with Venezuela on Wednesday over security concerns, further iso…

Economic Hitman John Perkins reveals US-led Blueprint for Acquiring Countries

www.abovetopsecret.com - In his best-selling book, "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man," John Perkins detailed the seedy, corrupt and often brutally violent underbelly of US foreign policy and how he personally worked with m…

Of Two Minds - Downward Mobility Matters More Than Liberal-Conservative Labels

www.oftwominds.com - The real heresy here is the American economy is now rigged for downward mobility. In the conventional narrative, one's economic class is overshadowed by one's political belief structure: liberal, con…

Touring Activists Build Momentum Toward Climate Justice

unicornriot.ninja - Minneapolis, MN – Dozens attended a presentation by German climate justice activists on mass mobilizations from the front lines of resistance to climate catastrophe. The event was the second-to-last …

Faster walkers live longer, regardless of weight

www.treehugger.com - A new study finds a significant difference in life expectancy correlated to walking speed, across all levels of BMIs. Researchers looking at data from the UK Biobank of 474,919 people found that thos…

Fake Has Become Realer Than Real And The Dogs Of War Are There To Keep It That Way

thesaker.is - America’s self-imagined custodianship of human rights and freedom epitomize problems associated with fake prophesies. That Americans now rally behind the latest battle-cry of the Republic, ‘Make Amer…

Hedgerows - Resilience

www.resilience.org - If there is one thing that distinguishes the place I grew up from the place I live now, it would be not the yards and fields themselves, but the boundaries. If you grew up in the USA as I did, you we…

Human Extinction: An Idea Whose Time had to Come.

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - A few years ago, a political movement taking the name of "extinction rebellion" would have been wholly unthinkable. On the other hand, after more than forty years of warnings on climate change and ec…

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