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« Reply #60 on: May 25, 2019, 08:31:21 am »

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Charging Julian Assange Under the Espionage Act Is an Attack on the First Amendment

www.newyorker.com - It’s a sad day in America when the most appropriate thing to say is the line often misattributed to Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” When…


Sanders, Warren, and Wyden Slam Assange Indictment, a Renegade Use of the Espionage Act to Criminalize Journalism

theintercept.com - The Justice Department filed 17 charges against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange on Thursday, deploying the controversial Espionage Act as a cudgel against First Amendment protections and press fr…


Barr could expose secrets, politicize intelligence with review of Russia probe, current and former officials fear

www.washingtonpost.com - By Shane Harris Shane Harris Intelligence and national security reporter Email Bio Follow May 24 at 6:53 PM President Trump’s new executive order giving the attorney general broad authority to declas…


Theresa May Resigns, Pushing Britain Closer to a “Nightmare” Brexit

www.vanityfair.com - Theresa May is finally calling it quits after three years of Brexit failures. The British prime minister, whose post has been in peril for months, announced Friday that she will step down June 7, pot…


Iran tensions: 1,500 US troops head to Middle East as Trump seals $7bn Saudi arms sale

www.theguardian.com - The US will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon has said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks …


Facebook acknowledges Pelosi video is faked but declines to delete it

www.washingtonpost.com - By Drew Harwell Drew Harwell National technology reporter covering artificial intelligence Email Bio Follow May 24 at 4:17 PM When an edited video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) began sprea…


Republicans favorite beer companies lay off 40,000 people because of Trump's trade war

www.sourcepolitics.com - The beer industry is blaming Trump's disastrous trade war for the loss of 40,000 jobs between 2016 and 2018. Two beer industry trade groups said the increased cost of aluminum, thanks to Trump's tari…


Climate Change Is Bringing Epic Flooding to the Midwest

www.wired.com - Fierce storms lashed across the central US this week, unleashing hundreds of powerful tornadoes that carved a path of destruction through parts of Missouri and Oklahoma Wednesday night, and left at l…


Trump Wants the Border Wall to Be a Giveaway to His Friends

splinternews.com - Would it shock you to discover that Donald Trump is engaging in depraved political cronyism when it comes to his big beautiful wall? The Washington Post reported on Friday that the president has cons…


Microsoft’s ElectionGuard a Trojan Horse for a Military-Industrial Takeover of US Elections

www.mintpressnews.com - Earlier this month, tech giant Microsoft announced its solution to “protect” American elections from interference, which it has named “ElectionGuard.” The election technology is already set to be ado…


Identity Evropa’s Neo-Nazi Organizing Plans Revealed In New Leaks

unicornriot.ninja - Burkesville, KY – Today, while Identity Evropa scrambles to respond to Unicorn Riot’s exclusive leak of their main Discord server, we are publishing additional Discord and Slack chats used by the neo…


An Astounding Amount of Water Has Been Discovered Beneath the Martian North Pole

gizmodo.com - Using ground-penetrating radar, scientists detected a massive reservoir of frozen water sandwiched by layers of sand beneath the northern polar ice cap on Mars. This reservoir contains so much ice th…


Trump Begs Merrick Garland to Keep His Financial Lies Private

www.vanityfair.com - Back in March, a Washington Post exposé revealed that for many years, Donald Trump sent out financial statements that included lies so obvious that his accountants at Mazars USA put a warning label o…


Water stays in the pipes longer in shrinking cities – a challenge for public health

theconversation.com - The geographic locations where Americans live are shifting in ways that can negatively affect the quality of their drinking water. Cities that experience long-term, persistent population decline are …


No one is coming to save you, Comrade.

www.adbusters.org - There is no revolution on the horizon, there is no party, there is no grand idea that will finally awaken humanity to its potential and free us from our chains. There is no vanguard, no purpose, no s…


Socialism Is More Popular Than Donald Trump

www.thenation.com - A Maine meeting of the Democratic Socialists of America, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo / Charles Krupa) You will receive occasional promotional offers for programs that support The Nation’s journalism. Yo…


World Leaders, Media Ignore Biodiversity Report Detailing Mass Extinction Event Now Underway

www.ecowatch.com - IPBES's report detailed how "The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever," the panel's chairman, Sir Robert Watson said in a statement. B…


No more climate change: it’s now a crisis | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - What’s in a name? A lot, The Guardian says: it’s ditching mentions of climate change and switching to sterner language. LONDON, 24 May, 2019 − Talk about climate change, and there’s a good chance tha…


2 Texas Men Die Trying to Jump Car Over Open Drawbridge

www.nbcdfw.com - A Texas driver and his passenger are dead after they tried to jump the ramps on a closed drawbridge. Louisiana State Police say it happened shortly after 2 a.m. Friday at the Black Bayou Bridge about…


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