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The US Department of Justice finalized its approval of the Bayer and Monsanto merger. A new monopoly will be created over agricultural pesticides and industrial seed production, with farmers locked into industrial farming and of our health endangered The post Bayer-Monsanto Merger: Endangering Our Health, Food, Farms & Planet appeared first on The Real News […]

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Extreme cold spell wreaks havoc across United States By Niles Niemuth 1 February 2019 Deadly cold air flows from the Arctic continued to wreak havoc across the US Thursday, claiming lives and pushing critical electrical and natural gas infrastructure past its breaking point, resulting in the idling of auto assembly plants in Michigan. Millions of […]

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US escalates threats against Venezuela By Bill Van Auken 1 February 2019 A little more than a week after the US-orchestrated coup began in Venezuela with the self-proclamation of right-wing politician Juan Guaidó as “interim president,” tensions within the country continue to rise and the threat of a direct US military intervention has escalated. Washington’s […]

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The Israeli prime minister’s ease with neo-Nazism and revisionist Holocaust history are not as surprising as they might seem, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Special to Consortium News Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a soft spot for rightwing authoritarians. This is no surprise since Netanyahu is a rightwing authoritarian himself, one who sees […]

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Since the mid-1970s, many parts of Ontario have had two tier local governance structures: upper regional councils, more local-focused lower tiers, each with different responsibilities. The Agenda discusses the provincial government’s recently launched review to see whether realignments, amalgamations, or something else might be in order.

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Municipalities are creatures of the province. So when Queen’s Park calls for a review of local and regional governments – as they’ve done periodically over the past decades – they can make real change and it’s always controversial. The Agenda discusses the reassessment that’s underway in Ontario.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sees coal as key to boosting the economy. But burning coal exacerbates pollution in a country already suffering from some of the world’s most toxic air. Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RFAvideo RFA’s official site: http://rfa.org Follow RFA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RadioFreeAsia Twitter: https://twitter.com/RadioFreeAsia About RFA: Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a […]

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Encounter Archives Encounter • 38 Years, 424 Issues, 9,315 Articles, 41,008pp Letter from Teheran Persia Land of Unrealities Show MoreShow AllFinding…Find More ESCAPE to Close

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Truthdiggers of the Month: The Striking, and Winning, L.A. Teachers

on January 31, 2019

They showed up in force, in the streets of Los Angeles, and in the driving rain. Numbering in the tens of thousands, their movements affected more than half a million students in the Los Angeles Unified School District, and they shared a single focus. After rallying for six straight days, their efforts paid off. On […]

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U.S. Set To Suspend Obligations Regarding INF Treaty In Dispute With Russia

on January 31, 2019

WASHINGTON — The United States is expected to announce it will suspend compliance with a key Cold War weapons treaty, most likely on February 1, over its accusations that Russia is not meeting its obligations. A congressional staffer told RFE/RL on January 31 that the State Department is likely to make the announcement a day […]

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren will make her presidential campaign official with a major speech and announcement on February 9, according to two sources with knowledge of her plan. The announcement will convert her current exploratory phase into a full-blown bid for the presidency. The Massachusetts Democrat was the first major candidate to formally declare her intention […]

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Russia’s Oldest Woman Dies At Age 128 Or 129: State Media

on January 31, 2019

Russia’s oldest woman has died at the age of 128 or 129 in the North Caucasian republic of Chechnya, her grandson has told state-run TASS news agency. Koka Istambulova, who was born in 1889, was “basically…in good health, having only some blood pressure problems,” her grandson, Ilyas Abubakarov, told TASS on January 31. “But suddenly […]

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We cannot create what we cannot imagine, and to imagine we need stories and words to tell them. Credit: Flickr/US Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region. CC0 Public Domain. In the American West there’s an old saying: ‘whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting.’ But is this necessarily the case, and should it […]

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Humans are losing our cultural diversity even faster than we’re destroying the planet. Yet that diversity could be key to surviving environmental extremes. We are a young, genetically homogenous species. For survival, we rely on a staggering diversity of cultures. Within 100 years, many of our cities will become uninhabitable, submerged under oceans or deadly […]

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