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Showing posts from July, 2019

Hawaii Protectors Block the TMT Telescope to Respect Tradition and Science

Growing Alarm in Germany Following Right-Wing Attacks

Bernie Sanders, Julián Castro Among 2020 Candidates Set to Attend First-Ever Presidential Forum on Native American Issues

Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Housing Secretary Julián Castro are among the 2020 Democratic contenders slated to attend the first-ever presidential forum on Native American issues, an event celebrated as an opportunity to highlight oft-ignored crises affecting indigenous communities.  Read more.

India’s Assam Region Grapples With Aftermath of Devastating Monsoon

Anti-Semitism and Zionism Have Formed a Brutal Alliance

fter President Trump tweeted his attack on “the Squad” of four women of color in Congress — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna S. Pressley — telling them to “go back” to their own countries, he immediately followed his racist rant with a chaser: an accusation of anti-Semitism. He claimed that they “hate Israel with a true and unbridled passion,” and that they are anti-Semitic and anti-American. In our upside-down political world, accusations of anti-Semitism are routinely getting trotted out to justify a right-wing nationalist agenda.  Read more .

The United States is a banana republic

Before the predictable howling begins, let me assure you that is not a cheap, rhetorical shot. Despite America's military prowess, used to impose its catastrophic imperial designs, and potent economic clout built on a Ponzi-scheme-like $21.5 trillion debt, a sizeable share owned by China and Japan - my unflattering appellation is demonstrably true.  Read more .

Israel Demolishes 70 More Palestinian Apartments in East Jerusalem

How the Paris Catacombs Solved a Cemetery Crisis

Recently the Guardian reported on a British health expert’s proposal to bury bodies alongside roads. The idea of lining thoroughfares with corpses may seem macabre, but it could promote the planting of new woodlands through green burial and help address the nation’s scarcity of cemetery space.  Read more .

Trump’s Racist Lies About Ilhan Omar Define the Republican Party

Italy Prepares to Round Up Sinti and Roma

How US Tech Giants Are Helping To Build China's Surveillance State

The OpenPower Foundation — a nonprofit led by Google and IBM executives with the aim of trying to “drive innovation” — has set up a collaboration between IBM, Chinese company Semptian, and U.S. chip manufacturer Xilinx. Together, they have worked to advance a breed of microprocessors that enable computers to analyze vast amounts of data more efficiently.  Read more .

A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee

The Intercept exposes unfair trail for Brazil's Lula da Silva

Nicki Minaj’s Boycott of Saudi Arabia Sets a Moral Standard for Artists

The Climate Crisis Has Made Breathing Smoke Normal in Pacific Northwest

You can’t accuse Grace Stahre of not working to turn climate change around. She’s fought the fossil fuel industry in court, on the streets, in kayaks and on social media. She has rallied to stop new coal terminals and helped pass a moratorium on new gas pipeline infrastructure. And she has lobbied for investment in... read more .

Africa's Free Trade Dream

Its no longer news that African leaders on July 7 met in Niger to launch a continental free-trade zone that would if successful unite 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development in the African continent.  REad more.

Russia's endgame in Libya

The escalation of conflict in Libya has exposed a great deal of foreign meddling that outside powers, both regional and global, would have preferred to keep under the radar. Russia, which would normally end up in Libya-related headlines for all the... read more .

Donald Trump and the strangling of Persia

We know that Donald Trump does not read books. He is more of a television enthusiast and a Twitter aficionado. His knowledge of international relations and history - Middle East history, in particular - is limited at best. But as we stand on the brink of a war with... read more .

Kamala Harris Has a Distinguished Career of Serving Injustice

Kamala Harris is rising in the polls after dramatically confronting Joe Biden during the Democratic primary debate about his opposition to federally mandated busing for desegregation. The following week, however, Harris backed away from saying that busing should always be federally mandated, calling it just one “tool that is in the toolbox” for school districts to use.  Read more .

Facebook’s Libra Currency Monetizes Identity and Threatens Privacy

Military vet drops the hammer on ‘wannabe strongman’ Trump’s love of obsolete tanks

In the winter of 2001, as a trainee at the Army’s combat engineer school at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., I learned how to stop a tank dead in its tracks. I learned how to use tubular 40-pound cratering charges wrapped in blocks of C-4 to blow a ditch as deep and wide as a school bus. I learned to lay mines capable of blowing the tracks off a tank.  Read more .

Lee Iacocca Was an Early Pioneer of Electric Mobility

A full decade before Zero launched its first electric motorcycle in 2008, essentially a 140-pound mountain bike, Lee Iacocca was already selling an electric-assisted bicycle. They’re everywhere today, but in 1998 the Ex-Ford and Chrysler automotive genius was at the bleeding edge of two-wheeled EV tech. He was so early to the... read more .

Auto Industry Legend Lee Iacocca Dead at 94

Lee Iacocca, one of the true legends of the auto industry died at 7:30 this morning at his home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Iacocca was known for many things, but is probably best remembered as the man who was the driving force behind the... read more .

Joe Biden's Record on Race Is Even Worse Than Kamala Harris Lets On

The standout moment in either of the first two Democratic primary debates was unquestionably the showdown between Kamala Harris and Joe Biden over school desegregation. Harris came prepared with her own story being bused to an integrated school as a young girl and attacked Biden over his fond recollections of being friendly with the vicious racist James Eastland.  Read more .

Brazilians Celebrate LGBT Pride, Rejecting Bolsonaro’s Homophobic Backlash

A new cold war in Africa

Last week, the 12th US-Africa Business Summit, a high-level event attended by 11 African heads of state and government and some 1,000 business leaders, was held in Maputo, Mozambique. During the three-day event, US officials unveiled a $60bn investment agency which will seek to invest in low and middle-income countries, with a special focus on Africa.  Read mor e.

U.S. Sanctions Block Medicine from Venezuela, Killing Thousands