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Doomstead Diner Daily 10/14
« Reply #360 on: October 14, 2019, 09:01:56 am »

News digest brought to you by the Doomstead Diner.

The False Balance Between Fascists and Antifascists

fair.org - Right-wing terror is a feature of daily life in present-day America. Ostensibly spontaneous violence incubates in the same ideological ecosystem as organized reactionary political associations. Tribu…

Retired Marine Gen. John Allen: 'There is blood on Trump's hands for abandoning our Kurdish allies'

www.cnn.com - Prior to Turkey's offensive last week, as a confidence building measure with the country, the US convinced the Syrian Kurds to dismantle their defensive fortifications along the border and pull their…

Syrian army begins to move troops to 'confront' Turkey in northern Syria: state media - Reuters

www.reuters.com - AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army has begun deploying its troops to northern Syria battlefronts to “confront a Turkish aggression” on Syrian territory, state media said on Sunday. State media did not…

The Trump-Blessed War in Northeastern Syria Is Already a Complete Disaster

nymag.com - Less than a week after President Trump gave Turkey the green light to attack the U.S.-allied, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in northeastern Syria, the conflict in the border region has already…

Trump’s envoy to testify that ‘no quid pro quo’ came from Trump

www.washingtonpost.com - By Aaron C. Davis and Aaron C. Davis Investigative reporter Email Bio Follow John Hudson John Hudson National security reporter focusing on the State Department and diplomacy. Email Bio Follow Octobe…

Macabre Video of Fake Trump Shooting Media and Critics Is Shown at His Resort

www.nytimes.com - A spokesman for Mr. Trump’s campaign said he knew nothing about the video. “That video was not produced by the campaign, and we do not condone violence,” said Tim Murtaugh, the spokesman. A DeSantis …

Opinion | Trumpism’s Infinite Vulgarities

www.nytimes.com - And many Southerners despised Northern liberals for seeming to encourage the ascendance of black people in the South. So, Southern states, beginning with Mississippi, called constitutional convention…

Trump threatens to sue top Democrats Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi amid impeachment inquiry

www.cnn.com - Washington(CNN) President Donald Trump threatened on Saturday night to sue top congressional Democrats Rep. Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi amid the House impeachment inquiry into the Pres…

Fact-Checking 5 Claims About the Impeachment Inquiry

www.nytimes.com - “There’s no requirement in the Constitution that the House do anything specific, in any order, prior to voting to approve articles of impeachment,” said Stephen Vladek, a constitutional law professor…

Joe Biden Is Right About The New York Times

newrepublic.com - There’s no clear way out of this dynamic and it’s not obvious that it’s fully a problem. We value journalism, in part, because we hope, perhaps naively, that the material journalists put into the wor…

The Myth of Judeo-Christian Values

www.stonekettle.com - The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. -- Aristotle The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contem…

Trump’s former top Russia adviser to testify in House impeachment probe

www.washingtonpost.com - By Karoun Demirjian Karoun Demirjian Congressional reporter focusing on national security Email Bio Follow October 14 at 7:58 AM Fiona Hill, the White House’s former top Russia adviser, is expected t…

Spanish Supreme Court sentences Catalan separatists to prison, sparking protests

www.washingtonpost.com - By Pamela Rolfe and James McAuley James McAuley Foreign correspondent focusing on French and European politics and culture Email Bio Follow October 14 at 6:23 AM MADRID — Spain’s Supreme Court senten…

Firms ignoring climate crisis will go bankrupt, says Mark Carney

www.theguardian.com - Companies and industries that are not moving towards zero-carbon emissions will be punished by investors and go bankrupt, the governor of the Bank of England has warned. Mark Carney also told the Gua…

Homemade Bomb Detonated for First Time in Hong Kong Protests

www.nytimes.com - Protesters have deplored the officers’ use of pepper spray and tear gas as excessive since the early days of the protests, but last week an 18-year-old high school student was shot in the chest by a …

Crises in Iraq and Haiti expose the failure of militarized neoliberalism

www.intrepidreport.com - This season could be called the Autumn of Discontent, as people from the Middle East to Latin America and the Caribbean have been rising up against corrupt neoliberal governments. Two of the countrie…

‘All the way up to POTUS’: Ousted ambassador to Ukraine names Trump in testimony over smear campaign led by Giuliani

www.intrepidreport.com - Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, told House impeachment investigators during a closed-door session Friday that President Donald Trump pressured the State Department to oust h…

Of Two Minds - The Ultimate Heresy: Technology Can't Fix What's Broken

www.oftwominds.com - Technology can't fix what's broken, because what's broken is our entire system.. The ultimate heresy in today's world isn't religious or political: it's refusing to believe that technology can not on…

Technology Sabotaged Public Safety

www.theatlantic.com - When my father was 18 years old, he fell asleep at the wheel while driving home late. That’s never good, but it was particularly bad then, in 1954, the year he crashed his car on the early-morning Mi…

The 'Plague' of FascismInfecting Trump's America - WhoWhatWhy

whowhatwhy.org - The Department of Homeland Security has finally added white supremacists to its list of terrorist threats. Kevin McAleenan, the former acting secretary of Homeland Security, told the Brookings Instit…

California wildfires, electricity shutoffs and our troubled energy future - Resilience

www.resilience.org - Most of the news surrounding the electricity shutoffs in California—done to avert the ignition of additional wildfires by aging electrical infrastructure—has focused on two things: climate change and…

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