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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/16
« Reply #435 on: November 16, 2019, 08:38:19 am »

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Impeachment witness provides firsthand account of hearing Trump demand ‘investigation’ of Bidens by Ukraine

washingtonpost.com - By John Hudson, close John Hudson National security reporter focusing on the State Department and diplomacy. Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Rosalind S. Helderman and close Rosalind S. Helderman Repo…

Impeachment and the Stone Verdict Show Trump Is Surrounded by Criminals

nymag.com - From the perspective of President Trump’s frustrated critics, the attempts to subject him to legal accountability have amounted to a long string of failures. Robert Mueller failed to produce a clear …

How a Tweet from Trump Scrambled the GOP’s Impeachment Strategy

nymag.com - In 280 characters, Donald Trump made Marie Yovanovitch a victim. The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was already a sympathetic figure. Speaking in a voice so quiet that it was occasionally inaudibl…

Trump issues pardons in war crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move

washingtonpost.com - The White House said in a statement Friday night that President Trump, as commander in chief, is “ultimately responsible for ensuring that the law is enforced and when appropriate, that mercy is gran…

Impeachment Hearings: Republicans Want Show Trials | Gaslit Nation on Patreon

patreon.com - Gaslit Nation returns for a mini impeachment episode giving our initial reactions to Wednesday’s testimony. This brief episode is part of our monthly Q&A, available to Patron subscribers at the Democ…

Trump issues pardons in war crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move

washingtonpost.com - The White House said in a statement Friday night that President Trump, as commander in chief, is “ultimately responsible for ensuring that the law is enforced and when appropriate, that mercy is gran…

Indigenous Bolivians Protest as Interim President Orders Evo Morales Silenced

democracynow.org - In Bolivia, indigenous-led protests continued to rage in La Paz Thursday, after Bolivia’s self-proclaimed interim President Jeanine Áñez swore in a new Cabinet with no indigenous members. Áñez is a r…

Will All Eyes on Impeachment, Trump Officials Amp up Border Panic

theintercept.com - On Wednesday morning, the House of Representatives began public hearings into just the fourth impeachment inquiry on an American president in the nation’s history. On the Senate side, it was business…

Hell on Earth for an Activist Murdered With Acid in Ukraine

thedailybeast.com - KHERSON, Ukraine—Just a few months ago, in the early days of summer, Kateryna Handziuk started jogging regularly. Every time she went out she extended the distance a bit, and she shared the news with…

The Real Reason to Panic About China’s Plague Outbreak

foreignpolicy.com - The Chinese government’s response to this month’s outbreak of plague has been marked by temerity and some fear, which history suggests is entirely appropriate. But not all fear is the same, and Beiji…

Opinion | Yovanovitch hearing confirms that Trump is running a thugocracy

washingtonpost.com - (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) By Paul Waldman close Paul Waldman Opinion writer covering politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Opinion writer November 15, 2019 at 12:28 PM EST President Trump…

The West’s Obsession With Border Security Is Breeding Instability

foreignpolicy.com - For too long, Western leaders have been getting away with a brutal circus in the name of border security. From hard-right politicians to the erstwhile establishment parties, “fighting illegal migrati…

Octopus outsmarts testers in intelligence experiment

treehugger.com - Yet another example of the uncanny intelligence of our 8-armed overlords. Ugh, octopuses are so smart. (That "ugh" is in: I love them so much I am rendered nearly speechless.) They are so unworldly a…

As Bots Spread Vaccine Misinformation, Some Social Platforms Fight Back

undark.org - VIEWPOINTS: Partner content, op-eds, and Undark editorials. Social media has become one of the preeminent ways of disseminating accurate information about vaccines. However, a lot of the vaccine info…

Accelerating Climate Change is Transforming Iceland’s Ecosystem

unicornriot.ninja - Reykjavik, Iceland – Unicorn Riot went to Iceland to take an in-depth look at the consequences of human-caused climate change. There we spoke with Dr. Halldór Björnsson, leader of the atmospheric & c…

‘Welcome to Europe. Now Go Home.’

theatlantic.com - MORIA, Greece—From the olive grove just outside the high cement wall—one topped with spirals of razor wire, enclosing one of Europe’s most infamous holding pens for asylum seekers—you can see all the…

London ballroom hosts showcase event for 'golden passports'

theguardian.com - Three prime ministers took to a stage in the ballroom of a five-star London hotel this week offering the world’s wealthiest people “golden passports” and citizenship of their countries in return for …

Maps show 500 suspected 're-education' camps and prisons where China is locking up and torturing its Muslim minority

businessinsider.com - Activists have released a map showing the suspected locations of nearly 500 prisons and camps that China is using to lock up the Uighurs, a mostly-Muslim ethnic minority in the country's western Xinj…

Intercepted Podcast: The Case of Rodney Reed

theintercept.com - The state of Texas is set to execute Rodney Reed on November 20. On this special episode: The Intercept’s Jordan Smith and Liliana Segura discuss why Reed is most likely innocent. Reed has been on de…

West Pushes Russia and China Closer Together | New Eastern Outlook

journal-neo.org - With Beijing celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party’s rule, there’s been a heated discussion across the Western world about the role that China is going to play in the global…

What Would Net Zero Emissions by 2025 Look Like?

howtosavetheworld.ca - The latest IPCC report says that in order to prevent catastrophic climate change global net CO2 emissions will have to reach net zero by 2050, from their current levels of 33-38B tons rising by nearl…

Of Two Minds - Medicare-for-All "Socialism" Is Just Another Racket

oftwominds.com - The entire system of health needs to be re-organized from the ground up, and funding the rackets will only speed the collapse of the system. The core problem with "socialist" proposals such as Medica…

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