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The “Toxic 100” Worst Polluters of the World

Sun, 2019-08-18 19:36

Michael Ash of PERI discusses the “Toxic 100” index, which ranks the top 100 corporations in the US, including the U.S. government, according to the degree to which they pollute the air, the water, and contribute to greenhouse gases. The index assists in divestment campaigns and in identifying opportunities for green growth

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Categories: America, Foreign Policy, World

Israeli Illegal Arms Trade in South Sudan Was Disguised as “Agriculture”

Sun, 2019-08-18 19:36

Investigative journalist Sam Mednik revealed that the agricultural company Green Horizons was a front for former Israeli general Israel Ziv’s security company CST who were supplying arms to South Sudan, violating a UN Security Council arms embargo

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Categories: America, Foreign Policy, World

How The Mainstream Media Fuels America’s Income Inequality Machine

Sun, 2019-08-18 19:36

From medicare for all to neoliberal tax subsidies for major corporations the mainstream media often bolsters the notion that a more fair and equitable society is not possible

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North Korea Suspends Talks With South Korea Because of U.S. Sanctions 

Sat, 2019-08-17 06:24

While U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks fail to proceed because of a lack of unanimity within the Trump administration, the North suspended peace talks with the South because of the U.S.’s refusal to lift economic sanctions, says Tim Shorrock

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Russia’s Anti-Gov’t Protests Draw Large Crowds, but Putin Remains Secure

Sat, 2019-08-17 06:18

Western media like to present Alexei Navalny as Russia’s main opposition leader, because his actions have sparked the recent protest wave, but he hardly represents anyone, says Alexandr Buzgalin. Rather, the protests express opposition to the Russian system

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Categories: America, Foreign Policy, World

De-Facto Annexation of Kashmir Means India as a Secular State is Ending

Sat, 2019-08-17 06:10

Sidharth Bhatia, of the website The Wire, disucsses the “new roadmap for India,” by which India practically annexed the disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir. The policy is leading India ever more towards a state in which Muslims are to become second-class citizens

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Categories: America, Foreign Policy, World

Trump Endangers the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act

Fri, 2019-08-16 16:53

The protection of threatened species will now be weighed against the economic benefit their extinction might mean. Meanwhile, states would no longer be able to review the impact of projects on water quality, in accordance with the decades-old the Clean Water Act

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Categories: America, Foreign Policy, World

Rap Brown, now Jamil Abdullah El-Amin, Challenges His Imprisonment

Fri, 2019-08-16 16:50

Kairi Al-Amin, the son of H. Rap Brown, now Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, talks about his father’s case and his appeal because of a prosecutor violating his right not to testify him by questioning during closing arguments. Al-Amin is 75 and with a sentence of life imprisonment

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Categories: America, Foreign Policy, World

Trump Tweets, Then Netanyahu Bans Reps. Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib From Israel

Fri, 2019-08-16 08:00

Jim Zogby and Phyllis Bennis discuss the Trump-Netanyahu dynamic, the diminishing power of AIPAC, and the political battle against Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib

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The Black Working Class and Venezuela: Fighting The Same Enemy

Fri, 2019-08-16 04:52

Netfa Freeman discusses the unique perspective of the Embassy Protection Collective’s work through the lens of the Black working class and their connection with Venezuela

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Germany Shows Signs of Recession – Is the Global Economy Next?

Fri, 2019-08-16 04:44

Heiner Flassbeck argues that the China-US trade war is not having as much of an impact on the global economy as many assume. China’s currency is not undervalued, despite its recent devaluation. Rather, the undervalued Euro gives Germany a real competitive advantage in world trade. It’s actually Europe’s economic weakness that is dragging down Germany, not China

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Truck Rams Anti-ICE Protest in Rhode Island

Fri, 2019-08-16 04:36

A corrections officer struck Never Again protestors with his truck outside of the Wyatt Detention Facility in Rhode Island, hospitalizing two while other protestors were pepper sprayed by police. Update: A Captain involved in the incident was placed on leave pending an independent investigation, officials say

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Epstein May Be Just One Part of an Intricate Network of Sex and Power

Thu, 2019-08-15 18:48

Journalist Whitney Webb’s MintPress series looks at the sordid history tying together mobsters, oligarchs, and government intelligence agencies in a web of blackmail, exploitation, and profit

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Federal Ex-Offenders at Risk of Losing Ties to Their Community in DC

Thu, 2019-08-15 18:44

A DC Real estate mega-developer has reneged on an agreement to lease one of his properties for a re-entry program for 300 men returning from federal prison. What does this mean for those men, their families, and the community?

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Immigrants Welcome to the US as Long as They Are White and Wealthy

Thu, 2019-08-15 06:14

The Trump’s administration’s Kenneth Cuccinelli rewrites Emma Lazarus’s words on the Statue of Liberty, telling the poor and oppressed they’re no longer welcome. This comes right after Trump proposes to limit legal migration to the US. We speak to Michael Paarlberg of IPS

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Hong Kong Protest Withdraws From Airport, but Situation Remains far From Normal

Thu, 2019-08-15 06:10

The mostly leaderless movement for Hong Kong’s democratization withdrew from the airport, allowing flights to resume, but the situation remains unresolved as long as protesters and government fail to come to an agreement on reforms. We speak to Sean Starrs in Hong Kong

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Brazil’s Student Movement Mobilizes to Oppose Bolsonaro’s Education Privatization

Thu, 2019-08-15 06:07

Students rallied and marched in 207 municipalities of Brazil, to declare their opposition to right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro’s education reform that would privatize much of Brazil’s higher education. Mike Fox reports

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Epstein’s Death Should Generate Investigations, Not Conspiracy Theories

Wed, 2019-08-14 17:14

Anti-Clinton/Trump hashtags will not get to the bottom of Epstein’s death, or how the rich and powerful’s involvement in child sex abuse, The Nation’s Jeet Heer explains

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Protests In Honduras Intensify as President Is Implicated in Drug Trafficking

Wed, 2019-08-14 17:11

Adrienne Pine and Jesse Freeston discuss Hondurans’ demand that President Juan Orlando Hernandez resign and the repressive, violent police response to protesters

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United States and Turkey Agree to a Syrian “Safe Zone,” Betraying the Kurds

Wed, 2019-08-14 17:07

Baris Karaagac discusses how the U.S allowed the Turkish government seize land in northern Syria to counter Russian and Iranian influence in spite of former Kurdish allies

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