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Cheney’s support for pro-industry “regulators” created massive damage to America – says Larry Wilkerson, depicted in the film VICE and former Chief of Staff to Sec. State Colin Powell – a REPLAY from a 2010 interview by Paul Jay The post Wilkerson on the Real “Vice” – Cheney’s BP Disaster (2/4) appeared first on The […]

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From Trump in the U.S. to Bolsonaro in Brazil, ordinary people in large democracies are discontented and shifting right, what can progressives do about it?  Cornel West in conversation with Sharmini Peries The post Dr. Cornel West on the Global Shift Right appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Rescue Operations Continue In Magnitogorsk Apartment-Block Collapse

on December 31, 2018

At least seven people were killed and dozens remain unaccounted for after a suspected gas explosion triggered the collapse of a section of a high-rise apartment building in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk early on New Year’s Eve. Rescue workers braved frigid conditions through the night in an effort to locate victims. The Emergency Situations […]

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Romania Takes Over EU Presidency With Theme Of 'Cohesion'

on December 31, 2018

Romania has taken over the rotating European Union Presidency as the bloc faces the prospect of Britain’s impending departure and rising nationalism in many member states. Romania’s six-month term began on January 1 under the motto “Cohesion, a common European value.” It is the first time that Romania has taken the Presidency. In an interview […]

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Pedestrian Bridge Collapse In Moscow's Gorky Park Injures 13

on December 31, 2018

Thirteen people were injured when a wooden pedestrian bridge collapsed during New Year’s celebrations early on January 1 in Moscow’s Gorky Park. The Moscow mayor’s office issued a statement saying that “no serious injuries” were reported. Earlier, the state TASS news agency quoted an unidentified police source as saying three of the victims were seriously […]

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FP 1 January 2019

on December 31, 2018

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Prosecutors: Fires May Mean PG&E Violated Criminal Sentence

on December 31, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO—A California utility’s role in igniting wildfires last year could allow a judge to find that it violated terms of its criminal sentence in a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people, federal prosecutors said Monday. In a court filing, the U.S. attorney’s office in San Francisco said state investigations blamed Pacific Gas […]

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Donald Trump’s lawyer said on Monday that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange should not be prosecuted and he compared WikiLeaks publications to the Pentagon Papers. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, said Monday that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange had done “nothing wrong” and should not go to […]

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Vatican Spokesman, Deputy Resign Abruptly Amid Crisis Period for Pope

on December 31, 2018

VATICAN CITY—The Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, and his deputy resigned abruptly Monday amid an overhaul of the Vatican’s communications operations and a crisis period in Pope Francis’ papacy. The departures of Burke and his deputy, Paloma Garcia Ovejero, signaled that the problems associated with Francis’ reform of the Vatican bureaucracy had come to a head, […]

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El 2018 ha confirmado la tendencia: las democracias liberales se están debilitando en todo el mundo. Y América Latina no es una excepción. La fuerte corriente de deterioro y retrocesos que hemos visto acentuarse a lo largo del año que terminó, se produce en un contexto internacional y geopolítico que ha sufrido una gran transformación […]

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President Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria is being denounced by an impressive range of critics claiming that it is a surrender to Turkey, Russia, Syria and Iran – as well as a betrayal of the Kurds and a victory for Isis. The pullout may be one or all of these things, but […]

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https://democracynow.org – As Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro prepares to take office on Tuesday, we return to our conversation with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky shortly after the election. Bolsonaro’s impending presidency marks the most radical political shift Brazil since military rule ended more than 30 years ago. Bolsonaro is a former Army […]

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