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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…

Witnesses take a toll on Trump’s impeachment defenses

nbcnews.com - WASHINGTON — They both wore the uniforms of their country during congressional testimony, but Alexander Vindman struck the reverse image of Oliver North. Thirty-two years ago, North — then a Marine l…

‘Comes down to one guy’: In impeachment probe, all eyes turn to Gordon Sondland

washingtonpost.com - U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, center, seen Oct. 17. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) By Aaron C. Davis and close Aaron C. Davis Investigative reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow F…

The Spectacular Failure of the Trump Wranglers

newyorker.com - If Tuesday morning offered the unprecedented spectacle of a uniformed officer taking on the President while still working in his White House, Volker’s testimony on Tuesday afternoon marked a moment i…

Witnesses Lay Waste to Another Key Trump Impeachment Defense

vanityfair.com - In a familiar-sounding opening statement to Tuesday’s impeachment hearings, Devin Nunes dismissed witnesses as “three diplomats, who dislike the president’s Ukraine policy, discussing second-hand and…

Attacking witnesses is Trump’s core defense strategy in fighting impeachment

washingtonpost.com - By Elise Viebeck and close Elise Viebeck Enterprise and investigations reporter focused on politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Isaac Stanley-Becker close Isaac Stanley-Becker National political …

Jim Jordan Trips Over His **** Trying to Malign Vindman

vanityfair.com - Hello, and welcome to week two of the impeachment inquiry’s public hearings. Last week the House Intelligence Committee heard testimony from career officials concerning Donald Trump’s plot to extort …

Alexander Vindman has reached out to Army about his family's safety amid attacks by Trump and GOP lawmakers

cnn.com - "I'm grateful to my father's -- for my father's brave act of hope 40 years ago and for the privilege of being an American citizen and public servant, where I can live free and -- free of fear for min…

Played Again: Press Corps Spreads the White House's Lies About Trump's Sudden Hospital Visit | Press Watch

presswatchers.org - The complete inability of the political press corps to properly respond to even the most obvious deceptions emerging from the Trump White House has perhaps never been more evident than over the weeke…

Hong Kong university protesters defy surrender warnings

news.yahoo.com - Hong Kong (AFP) - Dozens of exhausted pro-democracy protesters occupying a Hong Kong university defied warnings to surrender Tuesday on the third day of a stand-off with police, as China sent fresh s…

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Threatens United States, Says 'We Will Be Forced to Look Elsewhere if F-35 Dispute Continues'

heraldpublicist.com - US President Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (File Picture) Ankara, November 20: If the US stance on supply of F-35 fighter jets doesn’t change, Turkey can be compelled to “look elsewhere” to …

Republicans Smear Ukrainian Who Helped Expose Manafort

theintercept.com - Americans who do not get all of their information about Ukraine from Fox News or right-wing Twitter and Facebook feeds have no doubt been baffled by the Republican cross-examination of witnesses call…

Opinion | William Barr’s chilling defense of virtually unlimited presidential power

washingtonpost.com - U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr speaks at a news conference on the arrests of nearly 330 fugitives suspected of violent crimes in Albuquerque, N.M., on Nov. 12. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/AP) By Max…

Civil Unrest Is The New Normal Out There - DollarCollapse.com

dollarcollapse.com - This is getting ridiculous. Every few days another country blows up, as their citizens take to the streets with little warning and no apparent interest in a quick settlement. Here’s the first part of…


Big Power Distributor Favors Coal-Burning Over Clean Energy | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - The organization that runs our nation’s largest electricity auction valued at more than $10 billion wants to sabotage states trying to combat climate change by subsidizing clean energy like wind and …

The collapse of the information ecosystem poses profound risks for humanity

theguardian.com - For the last few years, scientists have argued that we’re living through a distinctly new geological age. They call it the Anthropocene: a new age characterized by humanity’s profound impact on Earth…

This could be the biggest advance in toilet design in over a hundred years

treehugger.com - The Orca Helix moves up and down so that it is easy to get on and off when high, easy on the body when low. Many things have changed in the last hundred years, but one thing that has hardly changed a…

What the Battle Over Control of PG&E Means for U.S. Utility Customers

theconversation.com - There’s a battle raging over the ownership of PG&E Corp., one of the nation’s largest utilities, with cities, hedge fund managers and even customers all in the running. Growing liabilities over its r…

Colombia to close its borders in attempt to contain mass protests

theguardian.com - Colombia’s government has announced plans to close its borders, part of a string of measures to contain mass strikes and protests planned this week amid sweeping unrest in South America. Tens of thou…

Elizabeth Warren endorses Trump’s economic war on Venezuela, then soft-pedals far-right Bolivia coup

thegrayzone.com - For the millions of Venezuelans suffering under a suffocating US blockade, there is no functional difference between Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren. In fact, the liberal Democratic presidential ca…

The Left/Right Convergence on Dissing Obama

nymag.com - Color me highly skeptical, and sometimes angry, about the many measures by which political observers draw equivalence or even identity between the Left and Right. But there’s one area in which there …

Hopes Dim for a Peaceful End to Hong Kong Protests

nymag.com - Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement, now in its sixth month, has taken a violent turn in recent weeks as both the police and a minority of protesters have turned to more aggressive tactics in …

The Coup in Bolivia Has Everything to Do With the Screen You’re Using to Read This

counterpunch.org - When you look at your computer screen, or the screen on your smartphone or the screen of your television set, it is a liquid crystal display (LCD). An important component of the LCD screen is indium,…

Email Bombs and Viruses: Previewing Russian Hacking 2.0

vanityfair.com - While election meddling in 2016 was mostly driven by Vladimir Putin’s desire to see a useful clown in the White House who could drive division and destabilize global power dynamics, the Russians also…

Holocaust Training for American Police

unz.com - Jewish groups in the United States are adept at creating mechanisms that benefit themselves and also frequently Israel at the expense of the American taxpayer. The proliferating holocaust museums are…

California Liberals Promised Weed Farmers a Future. Then Big Weed Cashed In

vice.com - In May 2015, Gavin Newsom, then California's lieutenant governor, ventured deep into the Emerald Triangle, the state's traditional underground cannabis region and the so-called Napa Valley of Weed, t…

Join the campaign to send warmth to refugees

unhcr.org - Syrian refugee families are enduring another winter far from home. Eight years of war have left them struggling to survive, their lives are in limbo. UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Neil Gaiman meets Ayman…

Ghosts of Mossadegh: The Iran Cables, U.S. Empire, and the Arc of History

theintercept.com - As U.S. sanctions strangle Iran’s economy, anti-government protests are spreading. This week on Intercepted: Iranian-American author and analyst Hooman Majd discusses a century of history marked by i…

Building with bamboo can cool the climate | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - If you want to cut global temperatures try building with bamboo, say UK-based researchers studying its thermal properties. LONDON, 20 November, 2019 – There could be a way of countering one key aspec…

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