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Reclaim Our Power or Face Extinction: The Choice is Ours

May 31, 2019           |                                       

Do you find yourself unable to nod off to the sweet bliss of ignorance or denial when contemplating the catastrophic state of the world? Do you find yourself feeling deeply concerned about the enormous harm occurring to humans, our fellow Earthlings and this beautiful planet, our home? Do you find yourself feeling deeply concerned about […]

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Craig Murray on Julian Assange: “I have no confidence whatsoever in the British justice system”

May 31, 2019           |                                       

“I have no confidence whatsoever in the British justice system” says Craig Murray after Wikileaks are ‘gravely concerned’ over sharp decline in Julian Assange’s health. [embedded content] The RT network now consists of three global news channels broadcasting in English, Spanish, and Arabic. Read other articles by RT, or visit RT’s website. This article was […]

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Pentagon Official: Purchase Of Russian Missile System ‘Devastating’ For Turkey

May 30, 2019           |                                       

A top Pentagon official has again warned Turkey about the consequences of purchasing a missile-defense system from Russia, turning up the pressure despite Ankara’s stated determination to go through with the deal. Kathryn Wheelbarger, the acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, on May 30 said the purchase of the S-400 missile system […]

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Photograph Source: lyzadanger Derivative work: Diliff – CC BY-SA 2.0 Democrats need to study history and follow the example of Theodore Roosevelt, in other words, become “trust busters.” Roosevelt was a Republican and his willingness to confront the monopolists of his day earned him scorn from some, yet enough support to win the Presidency in […]

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We urgently need to wean ourselves off our addictive consumption, to stop identifying with the system that is killing us, writes Jonathan Cook. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net I don’t write much directly about climate collapse, even though by any measure it is by far the most important issue any of us will face in our lifetimes. […]

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The Coalition of the US Justice Department and GE against Alstom

April 20, 2019           |                                       

France doesn’t know it, but we are at war with the US. … Yes, the Americans are hard-nosed, they are voracious, they want unilateral global dominance. It is an unknown war, an ongoing war, with no apparent deaths and yet a war to the death. — François Mitterand A Frenchman called Frédéric Pierucci, with co-author […]

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Grim Britain

April 15, 2019           |                                       

If the whole ghastly debacle over Brexit has proven anything at all it’s how totally unfit for purpose the British parliament is. For those of us who have known that for a long time and campaigned vigorously for many years for its complete reformation this comes as no surprise. The whole shambolic system of Britain’s […]

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Who Really Got a Tax Cut This Year? Corporations and the Wealthy.

April 15, 2019           |                                       

Georgia Joins National Anti-Abortion Onslaught With “Heartbeat Ban” Jordan Peele’s “Us” Is a Middle-Class Guilt Trip Locking Up Drug “Dealers” to Save Users Doesn’t Make Anyone Safer Democrats Urged to Speak Out After Trump’s Latest Attack on Ilhan Omar To Survive in Texas, Black Bears Need an Open Border It’s Time to End U.S. Military […]

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2 Children Dead, Several People Hurt in Strong Texas Storms

April 13, 2019           |                                       

DALLAS—Two children were killed and about a dozen people were injured in Texas Saturday after powerful storms spawned at least one suspected tornado and damaged several homes, authorities said. The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office said an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old died when strong winds toppled a tree onto the back of their family’s car in […]

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If you listen to Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council in the Trump White House, or Trump Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, or Karl Rove, or former GOP Speaker of the House John Boehner, or 2012 Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, or Gretchen Carlson, or the Wall Street Journal, or Bloomberg News, or the Tax Foundation, or the Heritage Foundation, or Fox, or Fox, or Fox, or just any elderly white relatives who forward you chain […]

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It may seem far-off, but we can already see, amid the clamour for climate action, support for dangerous distractions such as -national justice and equity dimensions. They correctly frame equity as non-negotiable and as the key to climate ambition rather than an obstacle. This is exactly the kind of attitude that the world urgently needs […]

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Every now and then, history has a way of forcing ordinary people to face up to a moral encounter with destiny that they never expected. Back in the 1930s as Adolf Hitler rose to power, those who turned away when they saw Jews getting beaten in the streets never expected that decades later, their grandchildren […]

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Congress Is About to Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. Thank TurboTax.

April 9, 2019           |                                       

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom based in New York. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Just in time for Tax Day, the for-profit tax preparation industry is about to realize one of its long-sought goals. Congressional Democrats and Republicans […]

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In 2019, billionaires have more wealth than ever before while “almost half of humanity have barely escaped extreme poverty, living on less than $5.50 a day,” international charity Oxfam found in its latest survey of global inequality. Such wealth disparity is a crisis for the future of capitalism and the United States’ economic and political […]

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