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Like all America’s publications, The Intercept is legally required to run something about the end of the HBO television series “Game of Thrones.” Here it is: Despite the internet’s current excitement about the show, the most lucid perspective on “Game of Thrones” appeared years ago in December 2016 — coincidentally, just after the election of Donald […]

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Years ago, tobacco companies discovered the link between their products and lung cancer. Did they warn their customers? No — they denied the link entirely, misleading the public for decades while killing their customers. Similarly, ExxonMobil scientists made startlingly accurate predictions about climate change as early as 1982 — and then spent millions of dollars […]

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‘Game of Thrones,’ an American Parable

May 17, 2019           |                                       

Even if you’re one of the few television viewers not watching “Game of Thrones,” you’re probably at least dimly aware of Dany and her dragons. From the merch to the memes to the rising number of babies who bear her name, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) is undoubtedly the most talked-about character on the show, her […]

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Freed eight days ago, Manning was subpoenaed before a new grand jury investigating Assange. Despite grave danger to her health, she refused to testify, saying she would rather die in prison than change her principles The post Chelsea Manning Back in Prison After Refusing to Testify appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Policies change people’s lives, but they also change people. The last half century of Conservative party strategy has been shaped by this insight. In this they are no different to neoliberal thinkers and parties across the world. Despite their rhetoric of ‘choice’, individual freedom and limited state intervention, it is the right who have worked […]

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On Monday night, at the final stop on the Sunrise Movement’s “Road to a Green New Deal” tour across the United States, the group called for a mass youth-led mobilization to pressure Democratic candidates to make the 2020 election a referendum on climate change. On July 30, the scheduled date for the the second Democratic […]

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On Thursday, May 2nd, I joined a group of students from Oxford on an early train to London. Dressed in our best corporate attire, we used shares proxied by a supportive NGO to enter the Barclays Annual General Meeting. When in his opening speech, Chief Executive Jes Staley brought up climate change, that was our […]

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Biden’s Climate Policy Sounds a Lot Like Obama’s On Mother’s Day, Remember the Mothers of Trayvon, Sandra and Tamir Puerto Ricans Transform Closed Schools Into Community Centers Juan Guaidó Makes Open Plea for US Military Coordination in Venezuela Trump Proves the Tax System Is Rigged to Reward the Rich All I Want for Mother’s Day […]

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US Plays Word Games in Arctic Council Consensus While Ignoring Indigenous People

May 11, 2019           |                                       

As Capitalism Fails, We Need a Roadmap to Survive Climate Change Democrats Against Impeachment Invite Autocracy and a Loss in 2020 80 Million Korean People Must Not Be Reduced to a DC Bargaining Chip House Democrats Subpoena Trump Tax Returns US Plays Word Games in Arctic Council Consensus While Ignoring Indigenous People Biden Pledged Not […]

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Beto O’Rourke’s Thursday hiring of Jeff Berman, a Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton veteran, is the latest step his presidential campaign has taken away from the insurgent energy of his Senate run and toward a more centrist and corporate strategic direction. Berman, who is joining O’Rourke’s campaign as senior adviser for delegate strategy, is perhaps […]

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The U.S. military is sending an aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf, claiming there is an unspecified threat from Iran, but this has no basis other than Bolton’s desire for regime change, says Col. Larry Wilkerson The post Manufactured Iranian Threat in the Persian Gulf appeared first on The Real News Network.

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FM: Iran Not Pulling Out of Nuclear Deal

May 8, 2019           |                                       

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has issued a statement on Iranian state media denying claims that Iran was about to withdraw from the P5+1 nuclear deal. Zarif insisted that Iran will remain fully compliant with the deal as signed. Iran is going to announce some specific changes on Wednesday, however, they will not in any […]

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