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Doomstead Diner Daily 11/18
« Reply #435 on: November 18, 2019, 08:02:08 am »

News digest brought to you by the Doomstead Diner.

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Hong Kong protests: up to 800 trapped as police lay siege to university

theguardian.com - Hong Kong police have trapped up to 800 people inside a university in the city, firing tear gas at any protesters trying to escape the campus. Polytechnic University, a sprawling campus that has been…

Iran shuts down nearly all internet access in response to fuel protests

engadget.com - The government hasn't formally acknowledged the internet shutdown. As in past instances of country-wide internet blackouts, Iran is attempting to control both the protests themselves and the world's …

Bolivia’s De Facto Government Grants Impunity To Police, Armed Forces

popularresistance.org - The de facto government of Bolivia issued a decree Saturday exempting Armed Forces and National Police from criminal responsibility when committing acts of repression against protesters who have take…

Trump attacks another witness as his impeachment defense faces new tests

cnn.com - Other witnesses have testified that Sondland had a direct line to the President and as saying that the only thing Trump cared about in relations with Ukraine was his own political advantage. That lea…

Of Two Minds - If Not-QE Is QE, then is Not-a-Blowoff-Top a Blowoff Top?

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Massive Hack Strikes Offshore Cayman National Bank and Trust

unicornriot.ninja - Isle of Man, UK – A blast of sunshine has hit a secretive banking network used by global ultra-wealthy figures following a massive hack by “Phineas Fisher“, a notorious self-described “hacktivist”, o…

Inspectors General Quietly Uncovering Trump's Corruption | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Our government’s Inspectors General pose one of the biggest threats to Donald Trump’s presidency. The IGs’ unique status as independent watchdogs who report both to their own agencies and to Congress…

In Trump-Nixon impeachment comparison, Pelosi raises specter of resignation - Reuters

reuters.com - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is amplifying her unfavorable comparison of President Donald Trump to fellow Republican Richard Nixon, saying that disgraced president at least …

The view from Uxbridge: young voters battle to oust Johnson from his own seat

theguardian.com - Youth campaigners have stepped up efforts to oust Boris Johnson from his constituency with grassroots organisations increasingly hopeful they can make history by ensuring he is the first prime minist…

How the U.S. and Iran Became Unlikely Allies Against ISIS

theintercept.com - In the summer of 2014, with a campaign of shocking violence, the Islamic State established itself as the most fearsome terrorist organization in the Middle East. In early June, the extremist group st…

A Novel Retells the Assassinations that Marked the End of the Cold War in El Salvador

theintercept.com - The assassination of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador 30 years ago this month was the last great crime of the Cold War. It happened on November 16, 1989, a week after German protesters began demolis…

Uighurs and their supporters decry Chinese ‘concentration camps,’ ‘genocide’ after Xinjiang documents leaked

washingtonpost.com - A Chinese flag hangs near a Hikvision security camera outside of a shop in Beijing on Oct. 8. (Mark Schiefelbein/AP) By Lateshia Beachum close Lateshia Beachum Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Novembe…

Lead Ammunition Poses Real Risks. Why Won't Gun Owners Switch?

undark.org - “Eyes and ears,” Leland Brown calls out. “We’re going hot!” We pull on our safety glasses and earmuffs, though neither prevents the concussive blast to our chests as Jeff Yanke pulls the trigger of h…

Trump: Gaza violence ‘crazy,’ Israel ‘keeps having elections and nobody gets elected’

haaretz.com - WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump referred publicly for the first time in two months to the ongoing political deadlock in Israel on Tuesday, asking, “What kind of a system is it there? They’re…

From Flying Spiders to Global Warming, a Hymn for a Windswept Planet

undark.org - How easy it is to imagine weather as a force wholly imposed upon us. We shake our fists at rain on the day of an outing, at snow entombing our cars. The causes of that rain or snow are complex, invol…

Samoa makes measles vaccine mandatory to stop deadly outbreak

news.yahoo.com - Immunologists say a mass rollout of vaccinations could help limit the number of cases (AFP Photo/Sergei SUPINSKY) Samoa was finalising plans for a compulsory measles vaccination programme Monday, aft…

Donald Trump vanishes after going to hospital for supposed "routine physical"

palmerreport.com - On Saturday, Donald Trump was taken to Walter Reed Medical Center for an unscheduled visit which the White House initially tried to claim was for a routine physical that isn’t scheduled until Februar…

How To Crush A Bankers’ Dictatorship

popularresistance.org - Above photo: Tumblr, scanned from the Toronto Star Library. The western media has been hit with warnings of “financial Armageddon” and the need for a “global hegemonic synthetic currency” to replace …

Nile River Formed Millions of Years Earlier Than Thought, Study Suggests

livescience.com - For thousands of years, the Nile River has fertilized valleys along its winding path through northeastern Africa, anchoring ancient civilizations and still serving as an important route of transport …

Fox News: The Constitution Doesn't Say Anything About Witness Intimidation

mavenroundtable.io - President Donald Trump engaged in witness intimidation during live testimony on Friday when he issued a tweet criticizing former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, leading many to suggest Democrat…

Welsh bill would allow 16- and 17-year olds to vote in local elections

theguardian.com - A bill is being introduced that would give the vote to 16- and 17-year-olds in many elections in Wales and empower local authorities to decide which voting system they use. The Labour-led Welsh gover…

The flat-Earth conspiracy is spreading around the globe. Does it hide a darker core?

cnn.com - This week, the businessman attended the third annual Flat Earth International Conference, held at an Embassy Suites hotel in suburban Dallas, Texas. Organizers told CNN that about 600 others went too.

A battle for the jet stream is raging above our heads

theconversation.com - When prolonged periods of severe weather strike, two things often get the blame these days: climate change and the jet stream. Many have expressed concerns that the rapidly melting Arctic is now dist…

We're running out of time to stop killer robots

inverse.com - If we don’t adopt legislation to stop killer robots from proliferating soon, they could become commonplace. That’s the message of a new report from the peace advocacy nonprofit PAX. The report claims…

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The Doomstead Diner is a hub for discussion and information pertaining to the ongoing Economic Collapse of the Industrial Economy. The Diner is the result of many years of discussion and debate on many other forums. At Doomstead Diner, our goal is to collate much of the information we can to assist in planning for the world to come.


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