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« Reply #420 on: November 09, 2019, 10:05:47 am »

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Following a Familiar Script, U.S. Withdraws From Paris Climate Pact

undark.org - The United States remains the world’s largest economy and strongest military power. It is also, as of this week, the only country in the world that has begun the process of withdrawing from the Paris…

Brazil's leftist icon Lula walks free from jail

news.yahoo.com - Curitiba (Brazil) (AFP) - Brazil's leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail Friday after a year and a half behind bars for corruption following a court ruling that could release t…

Of Two Minds - No Recession Ever Again? The Yellowstone Analogy

oftwominds.com - Just as forestry management's policy of suppressing forest fires insured uncontrollable conflagrations, so central banks' attempts to eliminate recessions insure a financial conflagration that will b…

Opinion | Enough with the Latin. What Trump did was bribery.

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Top White House official told Congress ‘there was no doubt’ Trump sought quid pro quo with Ukrainians

washingtonpost.com - “There was no doubt” about what Trump wanted from Ukraine’s president, a White House official testified. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) By Shane Harris, close Shane Harris Intelligence and national securit…

Mick Mulvaney: new testimony draws Trump chief of staff into Ukraine scandal

theguardian.com - Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney approved a White House meeting with the president for the Ukrainian president on condition Ukraine announced investigations tied to Trump’s politica…

Hong Kong student's death triggers fresh outrage

news.yahoo.com - Hong Kong (AFP) - A Hong Kong student who sustained head injuries when he fell during clashes with police died on Friday, triggering a fresh wave of outrage from the pro-democracy movement and fears …

Of Course Trump’s Idiot Son Outed the Alleged Whistleblower

vanityfair.com - You wouldn’t know it from the way Donald Trump has waged a campaign to out the whistle-blower, but the individual who filed a formal complaint against the president for pressuring Ukraine to smear hi…

Facebook and YouTube block spread of supposed whistleblower’s name and photo. Twitter allows both.

washingtonpost.com - Facebook and YouTube said they would block references to the alleged whistleblower’s name and photo, in line with their policies against “coordinating harm.” Twitter, however, said it would permit su…

Leaked video reveals ABC News suppressed Jeffrey Epstein story since 2015

wsws.org - The right-wing website Project Veritas published a leaked video on Tuesday that reveals ABC News had suppressed a story about the criminal sex-trafficking activities and high-profile connections of J…

Russia is building one of the world’s largest facial recognition networks - Coda Story

codastory.com - One evening in August 2018, 21-year-old Mikhail Aksel stepped into the imposing marble of Moscow Metro’s Sportivnaya station. Aksel, a senior activist in The Other Russia, a small but flamboyant oppo…

Indian top court gives Ayodhya holy site to Hindus

bbc.com - The disputed holy site of Ayodhya in northern India should be given to Hindus who want a temple built there, the country's Supreme Court has ruled. The case, which has been bitterly contested for dec…

AOC's Campaign Shows Facebook Ban on Political Ads Would Crush the Left

theintercept.com - Dean’s argument focuses on the populist right’s ability to manipulate the platform for political advantage, whether to push Brexit over the top or elect Trump president. But Dean himself should know …

The new dot com bubble is here: it’s called online advertising

thecorrespondent.com - Sometime in June 2003, Mel Karmazin, the president of Viacom, one of the largest media conglomerates in the world, walked into the Google offices in Mountain View, California. Google was a hip, young…

Why Politicians Want Your Smart-TV Data

theatlantic.com - “When you watch video on any one of these things, imagine that there is someone sitting next to you with a notepad,” Scott Tranter, the CEO and co-founder of the political-data consultancy Øptimus, t…

As the World’s Garbage Piles Up, Controversy Over Waste-to-Energy Continues

undark.org - Facing streets choked with trash, the Indian city of Bengaluru is considering constructing five plants that will burn garbage to produce energy. And as garbage from around the world piles up in Indon…

Boeing 737 Max: How Deregulation Kills People | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Your government at work: Members of Congress were hot on both sides of the aisle last week about air safety, relentlessly attacking Boeing over safety lapses on the 737 Max. But they were pretty sile…

Let’s invade Mexico!

unz.com - I suppose that by now everyone has heard of Trump’s offer to send the American military to “wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth,” which he asserts can be done “quickl…

Climate Crisis Is Causing a Deadly Virus to Spread Amongst Marine Mammals

ecowatch.com - A lethal virus that killed tens of thousands of harbor seals in the northern Atlantic in 2002 suddenly spread to sea lions, seals and otters in the northern Pacific Ocean two years later, confusing s…

Mexico Massacre, 9 Dead Americans: 7 Things you should Always Remember

ferfal.blogspot.com - Mexico Massacre, 9 Dead Americans: 7 Things you should Always Remember Terrible massacre in Mexico, close to the US border. A group of Mormons, members of the LeBaron, Miller, and Langford families, …

Indigenous firefighters tackle Brazil’s blazes | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - If the fires raging across the Amazon are controlled, much of the credit should go to the indigenous firefighters with intimate knowledge of the terrain. SÃO PAULO, 8 November, 2019 − As global conce…

What Future for Africa? A Report from the Meeting of the Club of Rome in Cape Town

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - What Future for Africa? A Report from the Meeting of the Club of Rome in Cape Town Manphela Ramphele (*) and Sandrine Dixon-Decleve, the co-presidents of the Club of Rome, at the start of the meeting…

"The Limits to Growth" continues to make waves

cassandralegacy.blogspot.com - Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all t…

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