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Doomstead Diner Daily 7/22
« Reply #180 on: July 22, 2019, 05:49:02 am »

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www.theguardian.com- Pro-democracy activists and lawmakers in Hong Kong have accused the police of standing by as men dressed in white attacked commuters late on Sunday, leaving 45 hospitalised, including one who is crit…


The biggest civil trial in U.S. history will start with these Ohio counties

www.washingtonpost.com - The sun sets on Cleveland in 2016. A CVS in nearby Parma, Ohio, received more opioids than any other drugstore in Cuyahoga County. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Jordan Heller and Lenny Bern…


Donald Trump’s Idea of Selective Citizenship

www.newyorker.com - We have known since the earliest moments of Donald Trump’s political life that the epidermal lottery into which we are all cast is, to him, more than happenstance. Pigment is something foundational—a…


Israel begins demolishing Palestinian homes near separation wall | News

www.aljazeera.com - Hundreds of Israeli troops, accompanied by bulldozers, have begun demolishing homes in the Palestinian village of Sur Baher despite Palestinian protests and international criticism. Residents of the …


Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence after 30 months in office

www.washingtonexaminer.com - SAN DIEGO, California — The Trump administration has not installed a single mile of new wall in a previously fenceless part of the U.S.-Mexico border in the 30 months since President Trump assumed of…


Trump Administration Announces Changes to Citizenship Test

www.theroot.com - Because the white nationalists immigration hardliners in the executive branch just can’t help themselves from showing their true colors, Trump administration officials announced major changes to the …


Measles and the Anatomy of Containment

undark.org - On an otherwise normal Thursday in November 2018, the doors to the Lowell Community Health Center in Massachusetts opened at 8 a.m., as they always do, and the first of 802 patients who would walk th…


Why the federal government isn't prosecuting the officer who choked Eric Garner

theconversation.com - The Justice Department won’t file federal charges against the New York City police officer who put Eric Garner into the chokehold that led to his death. With the statute of limitations having run out…


A power outage and mobile money blackout expose the vulnerability of Zimbabwe’s economy

qz.com - On Saturday morning (Jul. 20) local time Zimbabweans experienced a system blackout on Econet Wireless, the country’s biggest telecoms operator after a significant power outage. Econet says the networ…


The Man Who Sold America: Joy-Ann Reid hosts a Trump house of horrors

www.theguardian.com - How did we get Donald Trump? And how will we ever “undo the damage he has done”? These are the two questions Joy-Ann Reid focuses on in her new book, with much more about the former than the latter. …


The Psychology and Allure of Conspiracy Theories

undark.org - Did you hear about how the recent California wildfires were set intentionally? From an airplane? With a laser? To clear a path for a railroad? While your cousin may have obtained his information from…


4 crazy things that are happening in the Arctic right now

www.weforum.org - A number of unusual events are sweeping across the Arctic as global warming disrupts weather patterns, the landscape, and the way of life in the icy wilderness. Earth’s average surface temperature ha…


Pompeii row erupts between rival scientific factions

www.theguardian.com - It is one of the most ambitious archaeological missions ever undertaken. The Great Pompeii Project promises remarkable discoveries about life in the Roman empire, including the genetic profiles of th…


The best foods to eat for a good night’s sleep

qz.com - Sleep has become widely recognized as playing a really important role in our overall health and wellness—alongside diet, stress management, and exercise. Recently, researchers have been learning more…


Technology is destroying the most important asset in your life

qz.com - “Money isn’t the most important thing in the world. Your time is.” Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It …

The Weaponization of National Belonging, from Nazi Germany to Trump

www.newyorker.com - This past week I found myself in Stuttgart, an industrial city in southwest Germany. As I usually do in a European city I haven’t visited before, I went to the local history museum to see how the sto…


Opinion | Boris Johnson Is How Britain Ends

www.nytimes.com - In Northern Ireland, Mr. Johnson is beholden to the Democratic Unionist Party, a hard-line Northern Irish Protestant party on which he will depend for a majority in Parliament. That severely curtails…


On Listening to the Earth - Resilience

www.resilience.org - This essay is part of our July 2019 Uncertain Future Forum on the topic: “If collapse is imminent, how do we respond?” It is a response to the essays that were posted in the first week, July 15-18. W…


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