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AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door for Lawmakers Who Become Lobbyists

May 31, 2019           |                                       

CO2 Concentration Is Higher Than Ever in Human History The Left Should Direct the Impeachment Effort AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door for Lawmakers Who Become Lobbyists Noam Chomsky: Trump’s “Economic Boom” Is a Sham Trump Is Trying to Ban Climate Science Because… Obama? US Abortion Rights Activists Can Draw Inspiration From Ireland One […]

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The Report of the Augar Review investigating the future of post-18 education funding has finally been published. The Review was motivated by two factors. On the one hand, this was Theresa May’s desperate response to Jeremy Corbyn’s commitment to scrap university tuition fees and to bring back the Education Maintenance Allowance that David Cameron and […]

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An unnamed Norwegian official with inside knowledge of the talks between the Venezuelan opposition and government in Oslo said the opposition “needs to be more realistic.” We discuss the talks with Norwegian Venezuela specialist Eirik Vold The post Opposition Demand for Maduro’s Resignation a Non-Starter, Says Norwegian Official appeared first on The Real News Network.

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<!– –> Former Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) set up her own government relations firm in November 2018, before exiting Congress, sparking fury from ethics watchdogs. She joins a number of former members of the 115th Congress that have moved into lobbying but haven’t registered as lobbyists yet. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Click here for a […]

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Sanctions are a violent tool of U.S. control. And now this tool is in Trump’s hands. Regardless of their devastating results, the use of sanctions against “unruly” countries is a frequent U.S. foreign policy tactic, often posed as the only alternative to an invasion. On May 8, nearly a year to the day since the U.S. pulled out […]

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#MyRedLine: The Afghan Women Who Won't Accept Taliban Peace At Any Cost

May 30, 2019           |                                       

“I don’t want to give up my work and hobbies.” “I’m not willing to sacrifice my right to watch a football match at the stadium with my friends.” “I didn’t have a chance to chase my dreams, but my daughter now has this opportunity. I don’t want to sacrifice her future, her rights. That’s my […]

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What follows is a conversation between professor Leo Panitch and Greg Wilpert of the Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of the post. GREG WILPERT It’s The Real News Network, and I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore. It’s official: Theresa May is stepping down as […]

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Palestinian Officials Dismiss Jared Kushner’s So-Called “Peace Plan”

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Noam Chomsky: Trump’s “Economic Boom” Is a Sham Trump Is Trying to Ban Climate Science Because… Obama? US Abortion Rights Activists Can Draw Inspiration From Ireland Big Oil Pushes Corporate-Friendly Carbon Tax to Halt Green New Deal Wave Philosopher Herbert Marcuse on the Rise of Fascism in Europe Key US Allies in the Middle East […]

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Venezuela Talks in Oslo End without a Deal

May 29, 2019           |                                       

Though Norway claimed some unspecified “progress” may have been made, negotiations between Venezuela’s government and opposition ended in Oslo on Wednesday, with no deals reached. It is uncertain if there will be further talks. Norway’s Foreign Ministry urged the two sides to show “discretion” in comments after the talks, so as not to damage any […]

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Israeli Parliament Votes to Dissolve, New Elections Planned

May 29, 2019           |                                       

A flurry of last minute talks aimed at cobbling together any coalition at all, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu making a surprise bid to convince Avi Gabbay to bring Labor into the far-right coalition, have all failed. Over the last hour before the midnight deadline, Netanyahu had seemingly given up, announcing his intention to proceed […]

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Flat tax, privileges to rich regions, restrictions on migrants, emphasis on “security”. This is Matteo Salvini’s agenda for the Italian government in the aftermath of the European elections. The ‘Lega’ (League), the party he leads, now running the country in coalition with the Five Star Movement, has won big on May 26 obtaining 34.3% of […]

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Sri Lankan Government Responds to Attacks With Surveillance, Curfew

April 22, 2019           |                                       

What Happens If Trump Breaks All the Laws? Zionism Violates the Principles at the Heart of Judaism Pete Buttigieg Trivializes the Impact of Trade on US Job Losses Mueller Report Exposes Campaign Finance Problems Far Beyond Russia Pushing New Oil Sanctions, Mike Pompeo Jokes About Secret Coup Plot Against Iran Dallas Goldtooth: Hold Banks Accountable […]

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Moscow Close To Finalizing Deal To Lease Syria’s Tartus Port For 49 Years

April 20, 2019           |                                       

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met senior Russian officials for talks in Damascus on April 20, with both countries’ state media saying a deal was close to lease out Syria’s Tartus port to Russia. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Assad met over two days with Moscow’s special envoy to Syria, Aleksandr Lavrentiev; Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin; […]

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Ecuador Judge Orders Detention of Former Foreign Minister Connected to Assange

April 19, 2019           |                                       

In the continuation of the post-Assange Ecuadoran crackdown, a judge on Friday signed an order to detain the nation’s former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, who is accused of having ties to Assange. It isn’t clear what Patino is to be charged with, but he is accused of being part of an Assange-related plot and knowing […]

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Pakistan Premier Shuffles Cabinet After Finance Minister Quits Amid Financial Crisis

April 18, 2019           |                                       

Pakistan’s prime minister has reshuffled his cabinet after Finance Minister Asad Umar resigned amid criticism of the government’s handling of a mounting financial crisis. Umar’s resignation on April 18 has turned up the pressure on Prime Minister Imran Khan, who’s facing growing outrage over spiraling consumer goods prices. The rupee has lost 30 percent of […]

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