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A Kingdom United in Revulsion at Donald Trump’s Embrace of Far-Right Racists

on November 30, 2017

Britons have rarely been more divided than they are at present over the headlong rush toward an exit from the European Union nearly half the electorate rejected. But on Thursday, the United Kingdom was nearly united on one point: a widespread revulsion at U.S. President Donald Trump for his decision to fold the far-right, racist fringe […]

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Reporting Recipe: Bombs in Your Backyard

on November 30, 2017

You’ll need to give our site permission to access your location data. (Don’t worry, we won’t store it.) The app will also display a list of the closest “high risk” sites near you. Have groundwater resources near you been polluted by former military activities? Water pollution is one of the most serious, and most common, […]

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Bombs in Your Backyard

on November 30, 2017

by Lena Groeger, Ryann Grochowski Jones & Abrahm Lustgarten, November 30, 2017 The military spends more than a billion dollars a year to clean up sites its operations have contaminated with toxic waste and explosives. These sites exist in every state in the country. Some are located near schools, residential neighborhoods, rivers and lakes. A […]

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Fanning the Flames of Revolution

on November 30, 2017

The power of the privileged elite, like capitalism itself, is predicated upon lies and delusion. Their power appears formidable and insurmountable. In reality, it is as tenuous and ethereal as a wisp of smoke. A virtuous man or woman causes them to quake in their shoes and wet their pants. The nation’s rulers are not […]

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Deadly Grenade Blasts Rock Ukrainian Court

on November 30, 2017

The father of a murder victim detonated two hand grenades in a Ukrainian courtroom, killing himself and a defendant. Ten people were also injured and loaded into ambulances after the November 30 explosions in the eastern Ukrainian town of Nikopol. The defendants were accused of killing the man’s son with an automatic weapon in 2016. […]

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Decades of US Diplomacy Has Failed: Why the US Wants to Shut Down PLO Office

on November 30, 2017

On November 18, just days before the 50th anniversary of United Nations Resolution 242, the US State Department took its first step towards severing its ties with the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). The timing of this decision could not be any more profound. The first formal contact between the US and the PLO occurred in […]

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Did the Flynn-Associated IP3 Presentation Anticipate the Saudi Orb?

on November 30, 2017

Yesterday, I pointed out that IP3, a company that claimed affiliation to Michael Flynn, admitted that US strategy in the Middle East has been to “resource conflict“. One of the two places the company made the claim was in a PowerPoint presentation addressed in July 2016 to the Saudi King but apparently never delivered. The […]

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EPA Hosts the Beginning of the End of the Clean Power Plan in Coal Country

on November 30, 2017

As the Trump administration continues down its warpath to eliminate environmental protections, it found a perfect venue for a planetary funeral party: the heart of coal country. The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday concluded a two-day hearing on its plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan — a 2015 rule that formed the centerpiece of the U.S. […]

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Anti-Populism, Smug Centrism and the Defense of Elitism

on November 30, 2017

Both the leadership of the Democratic Party and the “moderate” wing of the Republican Party seem obsessed with challenging Trumpism by calling for a return to a mythical political “center” and by elevating “elitism” as an antidote to “populism.” This while the political “center” under Trump means scapegoating our nation’s problems to Muslims, Mexicans and […]

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In US and Worldwide, Study Shows 'Never a More Dangerous Time to Be a Journalist'

on November 30, 2017

A new report finds that threats to global journalistic freedoms are at an all-time high, with attacks on the press being increasingly reported in democratic countries as well as under authoritarian regimes. The freedom of expression advocacy group Article 19 and online database V-Dem compiled data from 172 countries between 2006 and 2016, rating each […]

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Strong Evidence that U.S. Special Operations Forces Massacred Civilians in Somalia

on November 30, 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia—It was around five in the morning when Abdullahi Elmi heard the gunfire. Sitting in his small home in Bariire, in southern Somalia, the farm administrator had been recording the names of the laborers who had worked the day before. Stacks of accounting books sprawled on the floor around him. Across the room, his […]

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The Trump wars era

on November 30, 2017

From Washington to Cairo, military aggression and “keeping the lid on” are proving deadly. And they will never work. Nov. 25, 2017: al Rawda mosque where a terrorist attack took place in Bir al-Abed of North Sinai, Egypt. The death toll in the terrorist attack here on Friday has risen to 305, including 27 children, […]

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The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/daily-vertical-corruption-apocalypse/28888375.html

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On the Jared and Flynn Stories

on November 30, 2017

Amid reports that Mike Flynn is flipping like a pancake, CNN reported (in addition to a report that Mueller’s team canceled a grand jury appearance for former Flynn business associates) that Jared Kushner was asked a bunch of questions about Flynn in an interview earlier this month. Before reading the details CNN provides, however, consider […]

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