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As Bezos Becomes Richest Man in Modern History, Amazon Workers Mark #PrimeDay With Strikes Against Low Pay and Brutal Conditions

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Common Dreams – By Jake Johnson – Tue July 17, 2018 Photo: In solidarity with striking workers throughout Europe, many in the U.S. and throughout the world are calling for boycotts of “Prime Day,” which lasts 36 hours. (Photo: PBS). “Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has just become the richest man in recorded history—surpassing $150 billion… »»»

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From Russia–Breaking a downward spiral: Trump-Putin meeting a breakthrough regardless of practical outcome

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Russia Today – Staff – 16 July 2018 Photo: FILE PHOTO © Carlos Barria / Reuters. The US and Russian leaders will meet in an atmosphere of open animosity towards Russia in the West. In this context, the very fact of the meeting, which part of the US establishment sought to derail, could be deemed… »»»

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Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels

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The Guardian – Damian Carrington – Thu 12 July 2018 Photo: A message to the Irish government to divest from fossil fuels is spelled out in lights in front of the lower house of parliament. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland/Trócaire/350.org. The Republic of Ireland will become the world’s first country to sell off its investments in… »»»

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FBI Chief Mueller Drops Indictments against Russia Intel Ops. as Deep State Panics Over Trump-Putin Summit

By Helen Buyniski Global Research, July 15, 2018 On the eve of Trump’s historic meeting with Vladimir Putin – with Russia-US relations at their worst since the fall of the USSR – Grand Inquisitor Robert Mueller handed down 12 indictments of Russian military intelligence operatives accused of participating in the 2016 hacks of the DNC, DCC and Clinton presidential campaign. This is… »»»

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North Korea Advances in Sustainable Farming and Renewable Energy

By Kim Soobok Global Research, July 12, 2018 Read earlier installments here: Part I, II, III. On my visit to the Namhung Youth Chemical Complex in 2012, I learned about the place as merely a production plant for chemical fertilizers and plastic products. The total number of people at the plant at the time was 12,000, but they said… »»»

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Thailand cave rescue sparks celebration of ‘mission impossible’ w/Video ‘Meet the British divers’

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The Guardian – By Michael Safi/Jacob Goldberg & Veena Thoopkrajae in Mae Sai – Jul 10, 2018 Photo: The 12 boys and their football coach were trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks. Composite: Various. The last four boys and a football coach trapped inside a northern Thailand cave for… »»»

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WeWork–Elon Musk’s nonprofit bid for Fort Scott development in Presidio San Francisco

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San Francisco Chronicle – Roland Li – July 3, 2018 Photo: The Golden Gate Bridge rises behind buildings at Fort Scott in the Presidio. Tech companies like WeWork and OpenAI are interested in developing the historic site. Noah Berger / Special to The Chronicle. Davos by the Golden Gate Bridge, anyone? Startup labs? How about… »»»

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Ann Wright is LIVE with the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza crew landed in Corsica & having a BBQ

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Freedom Flotilla LIVE – By Ann Wright & crew – July 07, 2018 Photo: Freedom Flotilla #3. Ann Wright is with the Freedom Flotilla landed just outside of Corsica, Morocco having a BBQ with other Palestinian supporters. Ann gives an update of the Freedom Flotilla’s upcoming ports, a tour of the ship & some of… »»»

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California Dreaming: Cannabis Cash, Public Banks—and the State’s Own Mini-Fed?

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Truthdig – By Ellen Brown – July 03, 2018 Photo: A medical marijuana shop at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, Calif. (Adam Jones / CC BY-SA 2.0). Spurred by the heavily cash-reliant cannabis industry, Los Angeles residents will be the first in the country to vote on a public banking mandate, after the City Council… »»»

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IS THE U.S. ABOUT TO GIVE UP ON ITS LAWLESS AND CATASTROPHIC ADVENTURE IN SYRIA?

Is the U.S. About to Give Up on Its Lawless and Catastrophic Adventure in Syria?

July 2, 2018 · by Patrick Lawrence · in Alternet, Articles The sooner the U.S. closes up shop in Syria, the better. The crisis in Syria, now seven years running, is on the brink of a decisive turn. In a short while, the Assad government will either succeed or fail in its efforts to restore Syrian sovereignty in the most… »»»

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Protester scales Statue of Liberty on the 4th of July/NYPD Arrests Protester

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NY Daily News – By Ginger Adams Otis/Victoria Bekiempis/John Annese – July 05, 2018 Photo: Therese Patricia Okoumou climbs the Statue of Librerty to protest Trumps & ICE’s immigrant policies. The protester, identified as Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44, was seen scaling the base of the statue about 3 p.m., moments after the group Rise and… »»»

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Hundreds of Thousands Take to Streets to Protest Trump’s ‘Zero-Humanity’ Policies

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Common Dreams – Staff – Sat June 30, 2018 Photo: Thousands protest Trumps’s immigration policies across the nation. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets Saturday to protest against Donald Trump and his immigration policies in big cities and small towns across the 50 states. Trump, who spent the day playing golf at his resort… »»»

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More than 500 arrested as women rally in D.C. to protest Trump’s immigration policy

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Chicago Tribune – By Marissa J. Lang/Washington Post – June 28, 2018 Photo: Hundreds of activists protest the Trump administration’s approach to illegal border crossings and separation of children from immigrant parents, in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP). They came from… »»»

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Mexico’s ‘Bernie Sanders’ Wins in a Huge Historic Landslide With Mandate to Reshape the Nation

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Common Dreams – By Staff – Sun July 01, 2018 Photo: Mexico’s new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. AMLO is definitely the Bernie Sanders of Mexico. BREAKING Progressive anti-Trump candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been elected president of Mexico on Sunday in an apparent landslide victory. Exit polls gave AMLO, as his supporters call… »»»

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How Billionaires Become Billionaires

By Prof. James Petras Global Research, July 01, 2018 Global Research 5 October 2017 First published by Global Research on October 5, 2017 America has the greatest inequalities, highest mortality rate, most regressive taxes, and largest public subsidies for bankers and billionaires of any developed capitalist country. In this essay we will discuss the socio-economic roots… »»»

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The Two “Superpowers”: Who Really Controls the Two Countries?

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Global Research, July 01, 2018 Among the ruling interests in the US, one interest even more powerful than the Israel Lobby—the Deep State of the military/security complex— there is enormous fear that an uncontrollable President Trump at the upcoming Putin/Trump summit will make an agreement that will bring to an end… »»»

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‘Seismic Political Upset’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a Landslide Over Wall Street Favorite Joe Crowley

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Common Dreams – By Jake Johnson – Tue June 26, 2018 Photo:Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez toppled Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’. “He had the machine. He had the money. He had the power. We had the people. Now we have the power. And we’re here to stay… Welcome to the political revolution.” Overcoming… »»»

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Paris banned the boats of the Freedom Flotilla moored on the Seine

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The Silver Telegram – By Jan Hartman – June 20, 2018 Photo: French police prevented two of the four heading to Gaza boat “freedom Flotilla” to dock in Paris on the way to the Palestinian enclave they wrapped in Paris to refuel. According to Reuters, participants of the flotilla was met by a crowd of… »»»

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After Weeks of Lies and Cruel Family Separations, Trump Says He Will Sign Order to Save Children From Horror He Created

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Common Dreams – By Jake Johnson – Wednesday, June 20, 2018 < Photo: Trump signs Executive order to keep immigrant families together at border. “Mr. President, have a heart for a change. Take that goddamn pen of yours and do away with this horrendous inhumane policy of yours that rips children from the arms of… »»»

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Sessions’ Separation of Families Results in Charges of Child Abuse and Immorality From His Own United Methodist Church

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Common Dreams – By Julia Conley – Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Photo: In a formal complaint, more than 600 members and clergy of the United Methodist Church brought charges against Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his enforcement of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. (Photo: Brynn Anderson/AP). “We have an ethical obligation to speak… »»»

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Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand Up?

By Philip Giraldi Global Research, June 19, 2018 I had coffee with a foreign friend a week ago. The subject of Donald Trump inevitably came up and my friend said that he was torn between describing Trump as a genius or as an idiot, but was inclined to lean towards genius. He explained that Trump was willy-nilly establishing… »»»

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Trump administration scrambles as outrage grows over border separations w/video’s

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The Guardian – By David Smith/Washington – Mon 18 Jun 2018 Photo: Emotional with tears in her eyes Yoland Verona of Tijuana, Mexico bends down to hug her daughter at separated families fleeting re-union at the border. Charlie Neuman. Zumapress.com. Homeland security secretary claims administration is simply enforcing the law as photos and audio of… »»»

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Eurydice Dixon: how one woman’s death put focus on ‘male rage’ in Australia

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The Guardian – By Gay Alcorn – Tue 19 Jun 2018 Photo: Eurydice Dixon, a comedian and feminist. A man has been charged with rape and murder after her body was found in a Melbourne park. Photograph: Facebook. The alleged rape and murder of a comedian has sparked anger about attitudes to women. When Eurydice… »»»

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Trump Confounds the Media Pundits

By Philip Giraldi Global Research, June 15, 2018 Strategic Culture Foundation 14 June 2018 What will come out of this week’s summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea remains to be seen, and one must hope for the best, but the bullets are already beginning to fly in the US media with The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof declaring impulsively somewhat… »»»

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US to suspend military exercises with South Korea in exchange for North Korean denuclearisation pledge

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The Guardian – By Julian Borger in Singapore – Tue 12 Jun 2018 Photo: Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump shake hands in Singapore June 12, 2018. When Trump met Kim: what happened at the Singapore summit – video highlights The US has agreed to suspend military exercises with South Korea in return for a commitment… »»»

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Trump and Kim Jong-un arrive in Singapore for historic summit

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The Guardian – By Benjamin Haas in Singapore – Sun 10 Jun 2018 Photo: President Donald Trump arrives at Paya Lebar airbase on Sunday for a summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP. Donald Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, have arrived in Singapore two days before a historic… »»»

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Marky Ramone Remembers Anthony Bourdain: ‘He Was a True Punk’

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Rolling Stone – By Marky Ramone – June 08, 2018 Photo: Anthony Bourdain and Marky Ramone. Michael Gobo/BFA/REX Shutterstock, Paul Porter/BFA/REX Shutterstock. “People should remember him as a talented, punk-rock chef who was an integral part of starting the chef/rock-star scene,” drummer says. For close to 20 years, Anthony Bourdain and Marky Ramone would meet… »»»

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Naomi Klein: 4,645 Deaths in Puerto Rico From Hurricane Maria Were “State-Sponsored Mass Killing”

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Truthout – by Amy Goodman/Juan González of Democracy Now! – 6/06/2018 We look at Puerto Rico as it continues to recover from Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island last September. Researchers at Harvard recently revealed the death toll from Hurricane Maria may be a staggering 70 times higher than the official count. The official death… »»»

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Emotional ‘welcome home’ & apology for Magdalene Laundry survivors held in Dublin w/video’s

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BBC News – By Christina McSorley & Erinn Kerr – June 06, 2018 Photo: The Good Shepherd Convent, Magdalene Laundry, Cork, Ireland, (now derelict) first opened on the 29th July 1872 and operated as an *orphanage* and a Magdalen laundry until the late 1970s. Irish President Michael D Higgins has apologised to thousands of women… »»»

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All eyes on Canada as first G7 nation prepares to make marijuana legal

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The Guardian – Serena Ross/Montreal – Wed 6 Jun 2018 From crime to health to business, Canada’s decision to legalize marijuana is a grand progressive experiment that promises to answer a host of questions. When Canopy Growth opened its first cannabis factory in an old chocolate plant near Ottawa four years ago, it did so… »»»

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Freedom Flotilla: PHOTOS in Germany: Kiel, Brunsbüttel, Wilhelmshaven

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Freedom Flotilla.org – Staff – May 27, 2018 Upcoming ports Jersey: Al Awda (The Return) is scheduled to arrive June 5 in the morning, and depart June 5 in the evening. Brighton: Freedom is scheduled to arrive June 5, and depart June 8. La Rochelle : Al Awda (The Return) is scheduled to arrive June… »»»

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Blackstone, BlackRock or a Public Bank? Putting California’s Funds to Work

Posted on May 26, 2018 by Ellen Brown California has over $700 billion parked in private banks earning minimal interest, private equity funds that contributed to the affordable housing crisis, or shadow banks of the sort that caused the banking collapse of 2008. These funds, or some of them, could be transferred to an infrastructure bank that… »»»

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Fox in the Hen House: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

Posted on April 22, 2018 by Ellen Brown The Fed is aggressively raising interest rates, although inflation is contained, private debt is already at 150% of GDP, and rising variable rates could push borrowers into insolvency. So what is driving the Fed’s push to “tighten”? On March 31st the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate for the… »»»

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Edward Snowden: ‘The people are still powerless, but now they’re aware’

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The Guardian – By Ewen MacAskill & Alex Hern – Mon 04 Jun 2018 Photo: Edward Snowden remains in exile in Russia. Photograph: Alan Rusbridger for the Guardian Edward Snowden has no regrets five years on from leaking the biggest cache of top-secret documents in history. He is wanted by the US. He is in… »»»

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Video: “9/11 Justice: Every Nation, Every Citizen”. Lawyer’s Committee for 9/11 Inquiry Reinforced by 3000 Architects and Engineers Press Conference, Brussels on May 14th 2018

By Dr. Eric Beeth Global Research, June 04, 2018 Richard Gage and Barbara Honegger were recently on a European tour entitled “9/11 Justice: Every Nation, Every Citizen”. Driving into Brussels, they passed by the $ 1.4 Billion new NATO HQ, and Barbara discovered that on May 25th 2017, President Trump had been there to dedicate a piece of twisted steel… »»»

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Trump’s ‘cruel’ measures pushing US inequality to dangerous level, UN warns

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The Guardian – By Ed Pilkington – Fri Jun 01, 2018 Photo: Rolling Acres Mall, Ohio by Seph Lawless. Scorching report on poverty finds ‘systematic attack on welfare program’ will leave millions deprived of food and healthcare. Donald Trump is deliberately forcing millions of Americans into financial ruin, cruelly depriving them of food and other… »»»

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Trump Set To Legalize Medical Marijuana In All 50 States

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USA Health Times – Admin – May 29, 2018 President Trump is set to sign legislation which will make medical marijuana federally legal for terminally ill patients. The bill, known as the “Right to Try Act,” will prohibit the FDA from banning natural cures, and allow patients to try medications that have not been approved… »»»

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Jersey welcomes Freedom Flotilla vessel Al Awda (The Return)

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Freedom Flotilla.org – Staff – June 01, 2018 The Freedom Flotilla Coalition’s 64 foot long boat Al Awda (The Return) is scheduled to arrive in St Helier, Jersey, in the Channel Islands on Tuesday 5 June and will stay for one day. This will be the first time that one of our boats has entered… »»»

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Freedom Flotilla statement on Israeli interception of Gaza Flotilla

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Freedom Flotilla.org – Staff – Tuesday 29 May, 2018 The Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) condemns Israel’s brutal act of state piracy in attacking the aptly named Hurriya (Liberty) vessel which attempted to leave the port of Gaza today filled with people needing urgent medical assistance as well as students and crew, as they attempted to… »»»

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Hundreds Arrested Nationwide as Poor People’s Campaign Demands ‘End to the War Economy’

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Common Dreams – By Jake Johnson – Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Photo: In its demands unveiled last month, the Poor People’s Campaign called for “a reallocation of resources from the military budget to education, healthcare, jobs, and green infrastructure needs, and strengthening a Veterans Administration system that must remain public.” (Photo: Poor People’s Campaign/Twitter). “We… »»»

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Mike Keegan presents “From Vedic Russia With Love: The Restoration of Love to Families”_ on Kevin Barrett’s Truth Jihad Radio

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Coming Up Wednesday, May 30th — Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8am Pacific * 11am Eastern * 16:00 GMT Sunday encore at 2pm Pacific * 5pm Eastern * 21:00 GMT   EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST: Mike Keegan presents “From Vedic Russia With Love: The Restoration of Love to Families”   This Why does Russia terrify the masters… »»»

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Roseanne cancelled: ABC scraps sitcom after star’s ‘abhorrent’ tweets

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The Guardian – By Jake Nevins – Tue 29 May 2018 Photo: Roseanne said she would be quitting Twitter. ABC said: ‘Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.’ Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters. Roseanne Barr’s revived sitcom has been cancelled after she posted a racist… »»»

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Freedom Flotilla ‘prepared for everything’ despite facing German harassment

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The New Arab – 27 May, 2018 Photo: Freedom Flotilla is heading towards Gaza. Freedom Flotilla organisers say they are stuck on German waters as port authorities refuse to let them dock. Freedom Flotilla organisers say they are facing logistical difficulties in Germany as the convoy attempts to head towards the besieged Gaza Strip. After… »»»

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Jane Fonda: ‘I’m 80! I keep pinching myself. I can’t believe it!’

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The Guardian – By Sophie Heawood – May 27, 2018 Photo: Oh, I just feel damn lucky. I retired for 15 years. I left at 50 and came back at 65’: Jane Fonda. Photograph: Arthur Mola/Invision/AP. Jane Fonda is as outspoken, mischievous and political as ever. She talks to Sophie Heawood about racism, cosmetic surgery… »»»

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Ireland votes by landslide to legalise abortion

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The Guardian – By Henry McDonald & Emma Graham-Harrison/Dublin Lisa O’Carroll/Roscommon – Sat 26 May 2018 Photo: Women in Dublin react as results begin to come in Saturday on Ireland’s referendum on amending the Irish Constitution. (Peter Morrison / AP) Ireland has voted by a landslide to legalise abortion in a stunning outcome that marks… »»»

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Freedom Flotilla to Gaza in Wilhelmshafen, Germany, May 26-28

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Freedom Flotilla – May 24, 2018 The Freedom Flotilla ship Al Awda (The Return), together with Ship to Gaza Sweden vessels Hurriya (Freedom), Falestine (Palestine) and Mairead (named for Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire who previously sailed against the blockade) arrive in Wilhelmshafen from Brünsbuttel on Saturday May 26 and will be in port in… »»»

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Freedom Flotilla “Al Awda” (The Return) Boarded & Searched by German Coast Guard en route to Kiel

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Freedom Flotilla.org – May 23, 2018 Just before noon local time, the Freedom Flotilla vessel Al Awda (The Return) was boarded by the German Coast Guard, at the orders of the German Ministry of Interior. They collected all the passports on board, wrote down everyone’s personal data, searched the vessel thoroughly, asked for detailed information… »»»

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Freedom Flotilla to Gaza in Kiel May 23-24 Sailing for the Right to a Just Future for Palestine

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Freedom Flotilla – May 23, 2018 The Freedom Flotilla ship Al Awda (The Return), together with Ship to Gaza Sweden vessels Hurriya (Freedom), Falestine (Palestine) and Mairead (named for Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire who previously sailed against the blockade) arrive in Kiel from Copenhagen on Wednesday May 23 and will be in port in… »»»

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Palestinians Seek International Criminal Court Investigation of Israel in the Netherlands

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Truthdig – By Mike Corder/The Associated Press – May 22, 2018 Photo: Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki. THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Calling it a “historic step” toward justice, the Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people. The development… »»»

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A New Flotilla Steams Towards Gaza Elizabeth Murray is aboard a new flotilla to highlight the illegality of the 12-year old blockade that is choking the people of Gaza.

By Elizabeth Murray Global Research, May 23, 2018 Consortiumnews 22 May 2018 Featured image: Al Awda (The Return): Ship Murray is sailing on to Gaza. Aboard the Al Awda “Islands Brygge,” an idyllic harbor park that stretches along the east bank of Copenhagen, was alive with a celebratory crowd on Monday as three ships were about to… »»»

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Among the Persians: Iranians want to be friends with Americans but Israel hates the idea

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PHILIP GIRALDI • MAY 22, 2018 The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media I have just spent a week in Mashad and Tehran Iran, speaking at an international conference on the future of Jerusalem as well as other related issues while also meeting with a broad… »»»

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Letter from Iran: Mr. Trump, You Have Been Served Top officials, including former CIA officers, Pentagon officials, US Army officers and former diplomats demand explanation of Israeli actions

By Pepe Escobar Global Research, May 22, 2018 Asia Times 19 May 2018 Featured image: President visit the Western Wall, Jerusalem, May 22, 2017. (Photo credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv) In a letter addressed to President Donald Trump, with copies to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the UN Security Council, four top former officials at the… »»»

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Poor People’s Campaign Kicks Off in Washington, D.C.

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Truthdig – By Emily Wells – May 14, 2018 Photo: The Revs. William Barber II and Liz Theoharis, co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign, kick off six weeks of nonviolent direct action in Washington, D.C. (Michael Nigro). Thousands of activists and civil rights advocates gathered in Washington, D.C., Monday for the Poor People’s Campaign, an… »»»

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Elderly people should smoke POT to prevent memory loss

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Daily Mail – By Mia De Graaf – Re-posted May 12, 2018 Cannabis could help prevent memory loss in the elderly, a new study has found. Researchers in Germany, who are set to begin human trials later this year, say the drug may even help delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by slowing the brain’s… »»»

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Backstage Recalls Pete Seeger’s Controversial Performance on the Smothers Brothers Show in 1968 w/video

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Global Research – By Dreier Peter – Re-posted May 09, 2018 Photo: Featured image: Pete Seeger performing in 1986. Seeger had been blacklisted as a communist and this gutsy defiance of a corporate media giant marked his return to the mainstream cultural scene. Fifty years ago, folk singer Pete Seeger performed the controversial anti-war song… »»»

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Boxed in: life inside the ‘coffin cubicles’ of Hong Kong – in pictures

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The Guardian – By Benny Lam – Re-posted May 07, 2018 Photo: These small, wooden boxes of 15 sq ft, are known as ‘coffin cubicles’. Photographer Benny Lam has documented the suffocating living conditions in Hong Kong’s subdivided flats, recording the lives of these hidden communities. Photo: Cage homes are minuscule rooms lived in by… »»»

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‘Pressure Works’: Kamala Harris Becomes Fifth Likely Democratic 2020 Contender to Swear Off Corporate Cash

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Common Dreams – By Julia Conley – Apr 23, 2018 Photo: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) announced Monday that she had reversed course regarding corporate PAC donations, opting not to accept them. (Photo: Mobilus in Mobili/Flickr/cc). “Any other Democrat who wants to run in 2020 should make the same pledge” to reject corporate PAC money, progressives… »»»

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EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides–In ‘Huge Win for Pollinators, People, and the Planet,’

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Common Dreams – By Jessica Corbett – Fri Apr 27, 2018 Photo: The European Union on Friday voted to ban agricultural pesticides that are harmful to bees and which scientists have warned could have a broader impact on the global food chain. (Photo: Dejan Hudoletnjak/Flickr/cc). “Authorizing neonicotinoids during a quarter of a century was a… »»»

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Data Is The New Oil

WeAreChange Published on Apr 30, 2018 In this video, Luke Rudkowski is joined onstage at the United We Stand Conference in Texas by Ernest Hancock. They discuss independent media strategies and much more. Visit our MAIN SITE for more breaking news http://wearechange.org/ PATREON https://www.patreon.com/WeAreChange?a… SNAPCHAT: LukeWeAreChange FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/LukeWeAreChange TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Lukewearechange INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/lukewearechange STEEMIT: https://steemit.com/@lukewearechange OH… »»»

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North Korean Leader’s Cross-Border Walk for Peace

By Stephen Lendman Global Research, April 27, 2018 MY NEW WEB SITE:  stephenlendman.org  (Home – Stephen Lendman).  Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. It was a historic gesture for ending decades of uneasy armistice conditions, as well as attempting to ease longstanding Korean peninsula tensions. For the first time since US aggression on North Korea in the early 1950s, a… »»»

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What Are Some Benefits From Wearing Yoga Toe Socks?

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No Lies Radio Health – By Teri Perticone – Apr 24, 2018 I ordered all cotton ‘yoga’ socks from the Internet and was surprised when I opened the package to find socks with individual toes–like gloves for your feet instead of regular socks which are closer to wearing mittens. I had read some article about… »»»

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Dipsea set to celebrate 100th anniversary of first Women’s Hike April 21, 1918

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Marin IJ – By Barry Spitz – Apr 21, 2018 Photo: In 1919, some 5,000 spectators lined the main road through Stinson Beach to watch the finish of the second Women’s Dipsea Hike. Reaching the town was difficult before Panoramic Highway opened in 1929. Courtesy of The Dipsea Race. One hundred years ago — April… »»»

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Top Senate Democrat Schumer Backs Decriminalization of Marijuana

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Politicus – By Justin Mitchell – Fri, Apr 20th, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday backed the decriminalization of marijuana, unveiling a bill removing it from the federal schedule of controlled substances days after President Donald Trump softened his own stance over the drug. Schumer said his position had… »»»

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‘Win for Science and Democracy’ as Court Rules California Can List Glyphosate as Probable Carcinogen

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Common Dreams – By Andrea Germanos – Fri Apr 20, 2018 Photo: Roundup– (Photo: Mike Mozart/flickr/cc). In a development heralded as “a win for science and democracy” and for “all Californians,” an appeals court on Thursday backed the state’s listing of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, as a probable carcinogen. “This is a… »»»

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The Story of 4/20

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Rolling Stone – By Zoe Wilder – Fri Apr 20, 2018 Photo: 420 countdown celebration in Golden Gate Park (Hippie Hill) San Francisco 2013. In 1971, somewhere around harvest time in California, a group of San Rafael High School students, known as “the Waldos” because they liked to congregate outside class against the wall, inherited… »»»

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Solutions: Spontaneous Order

corbettreport Published on Apr 20, 2018 TRANSCRIPT AND MP3 AUDIO: https://www.corbettreport.com/order/ When you hear the word “order” do you automatically think of government? What if I were to tell you there’s an entirely different conception of societal order, one that doesn’t revolve around hierarchy but in fact specifically refutes it? Well there is, and it’s… »»»

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1968: the year that changed America

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The Guardian – By Hendrik Hertzberg – Sun 15 Apr 2018 The cliche says that if you can remember the Sixties, you weren’t really there. But Hendrik Hertzberg remembers the decade’s most explosive year very well indeed. Where were you in the 1960s? And what were you? A toddler, a grade schooler, a teenager? A… »»»

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Social Media Alternatives: Yours.org with Ryan X. Charles

corbettreport Published on Apr 16, 2018 SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=26678 Continuing our series exploring Social Media Alternatives, this week we talk to Ryan X. Charles about Yours.org…. »»»

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When Did Bin Laden Die? – Questions For Corbett

corbettreport Published on Apr 13, 2018 SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=26724 So we were told Bin Laden died in 2001. Then we were told he was dead in 2002. And 2005 and 2006 and 2007 and 2009 before he was killed again in 2011. So which is it? And how do we know? Good question…. »»»

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Social Media Alternatives: Steemit and DTube with Dan Dicks

corbettreport Published on Apr 11, 2018 SHOW NOTES AND MP3 AUDIO: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=26745 In this inaugural edition of the Social Media Alternatives series we talk to Dan Dicks of Press For Truth about how Steemit and DTube are helping independent media fund their journalism in this age of GooTube demonetization, Facebook censorship and Twitter shadowbans…. »»»

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Donald Trump Won’t Be Mentioned Again on ‘Roseanne’

"Roseanne," the timeless sitcom that broke new ground and dominated ratings in its original run, will return to ABC with all-new episodes, in a special hour-long premiere, TUESDAY, MARCH 27 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT). "Roseanne" will air in its regular time slot, 8:00-8:30 p.m., beginning TUESDAY, APRIL 3.

Fortune.com – By Chris Morris – Apr 02, 2018 Photo: Original ‘Roseanne’ cast today: Left seated is executive producer Sara Gilbert, who plays Darlene, sitting next to Roseanne Barr. Donald Trump’s shadow may have loomed large over the premier of ABC’s reboot of Roseanne, but one of the show’s stars says the debate about presidential… »»»

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Citing ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Motto 3,000+ Google Employees Demand Company End Work on Pentagon Drone Project

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Common Dreams – By Julia Conley – Wed Apr 04, 2018 Photo: By yournewswire.com. “By entering into this contract, Google will join the ranks of companies like Palantir, Raytheon, and General Dynamics.” More than 3,000 Google employees have signed a letter that’s circulating in the company demanding that the tech giant end its involvement in… »»»

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Martin Luther King’s forgotten legacy? His fight for economic justice

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The Guardian – By Michael K. Honey – Apr 03, 2018 Photo: The Stone of Hope statue at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington DC. Fifty years after he was assassinated in Memphis, how should we remember Martin Luther King Jr? Popular treatments primarily portray him through his magnificent I Have a Dream… »»»

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As ‘March of Great Return’ Begins, Israeli Forces Gun Down Palestinian Protesters Along Gaza Border w/Pics of Israeli snipers/Drones throwing bombs & bullets

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Common Dreams – By Jessica Corbett – Fri Mar 30, 2018 Photo: An estimated 20,000 Palestinians marched along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday. (Photo: Ma’an News Agency). With worries that numbers will continue to rise, Israeli forces reportedly killed at least nine Palestinians and injured hundreds more as an estimated 20,000 gathered along the Gaza-Israel… »»»

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San Diego unveils unorthodox homelessness solution: big tents

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The Guardian – By Kelly Davis/San Diego – Thu 29 Mar 2018 Photo: Sylvia Saliman and her dog Daisy in the Alpha Project tent for the homeless in San Diego, California. Photograph: Dan Tuffs for the Guardian. The southern California city faces a spike in people living on the streets, and new housing will take… »»»

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Trump makes personal call to Roseanne after sitcom reboot draws 18.4m viewers

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The Guardian – Staff & Agencies – Wed 28 Mar 2018 Photo: Roseanne Barr and John Goodman in a scene from the reboot of TV show Roseanne. The debut episode was watched by 18.4 million people. Photograph: Adam Rose/AP Donald Trump phoned Roseanne Barr to congratulate her after the relaunch of her self-titled sitcom drew… »»»

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Cuomo blasts Dolan’s claim of ‘toxic’ clause in Child Victims Act

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NY Daily News – By Kenneth Lovett – Mar 21, 2018 Photo: Gov. Cuomo and New York Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan are in the midst of a verbal spar over the Child Victims Act’s proposed lookback provision. (Mike Groll/AP). ALBANY— Gov. Cuomo stood up for survivors of childhood sexual assault on Wednesday, and pushed back… »»»

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Mark Zuckerberg apologises for Facebook’s ‘mistakes’ over Cambridge Analytica

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The Guardian – By Julia Carrie Wong/San Francisco – Thu Mar 22, 2018 Photo: Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook: ‘Facebook made mistakes.’ Following days of silence, CEO announces Facebook will change how it shares data with third-party apps and admits ‘we made mistakes’. Facebook is changing the way it shares data with third-party applications, Mark… »»»

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The Menace of a Mad King

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Common Dreams – By Robert Reich – Mar 18, 2018 Photo: President of the United States of America Donald Trump. Trump has become the Mad King who says or does anything his gut tells him to, while everyone around him genuflects. Trump is moving into a new and more dangerous phase. Before, he was constrained… »»»

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Because It’s “An Idea Whose Time Has Come,” Rep. Keith Ellison Takes Lead on Medicare for All Legislation

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Common Dreams – Andrea Germanos – March 07, 2018 Photo: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.). Universal coverage, Ellison said Wednesday, “is a crucial linchpin in our fight for fairness and economic justice.” Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) drew praise from medical professionals and fellow lawmakers on Wednesday after becoming the new lead sponsor of H.R. 676, the… »»»

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Who owns water? The US landowners putting barbed wire across rivers

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The Guardian – Cassidy Randall – Thu 15 Mar 2018 Photo: A paddler navigates through barbed wire across the Rio Chama in New Mexico in 2015. Photograph: Courtesy of Scott Carpenter. New Mexico is a battleground in the fight over once public waterways, sparking fears it could set a national precedent. As Scott Carpenter and… »»»

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Is THIS Japan?!?

corbettreport Published on Mar 14, 2018 The eye of the camera is determining what you see and what you do not see, whether you know it or not. Don’t let the media frame your understanding of the world…or at least be conscious of the fact that they are framing the world for you. Oh, and… »»»

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Schwarzenegger wants to sue Big Oil for ‘First Degree Murder’

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RT – Staff – 13 March 2018 Photo: Former California state governor Arnold Schwarzenegger © Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters. Movie star, former California governor and global environmental activist Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced that he is taking oil companies to court “for knowingly killing people all over the world.” “This is no different from the smoking… »»»

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#ProtectTheInlet: Massive Protest in BC as Thousands March to Stop Kinder Morgan Pipeline

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Common Dreams – by Jon Queally – Sat Mar 10, 2018 Photo: “For Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the People of the Inlet, it is our sacred obligation to protect the water,” the tribe said in a statement ahead of Saturday’s protest. And while they said they will continue their legal battle against the pipeline company in the… »»»

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Trump’s “Spontaneous” Decision to Meet Kim Jong-un, Or was it the CIA’s Decision?

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, March 10, 2018 According to the US media (in chorus) it was president Trump who took the decision (without prior consultation with his Cabinet, national security and intelligence advisors) to meet face to face North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a US-DPRK Summit. According to reports, this decision was taken spontaneously… »»»

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‘The Issue of Our Time’: Sanders, Warren and Moore Will Explore Oligarchy’s Destruction of Middle Class in Town Hall

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Common Dreams – By Julia Conley – Fri March 09, 2018 Photo: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will be joined by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and other advocates for working Americans at a town hall focusing on inequality in the U.S. on March 19. (Photo: PBS) High-profile progressives Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.),… »»»

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How ‘rocket man’ Kim boosted chances of meeting Trump

In this Monday, March 5, 2018 photo, provided by the North Korean government on March 6, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, front right, meets South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong, front left, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

The Guardian – By Benjamin Haas/Seoul – Fri 9 Mar 2018 Rapprochement began when North Korean leader extended an Olympic olive branch to Seoul. Kim Jong-un held court at tables of hotpot and cold noodles, where bottles of wine, ginseng liquor and soju seemed bottomless. He joked about himself and his “rocket man” reputation, but… »»»

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Kathy Collins – MK Ultra Survivor on Healing Modalities and Chakra Balancing!_on Quantum Matrix Radio

Coming up today and every Monday at 9:00 am Pacific – 12 Noon Eastern – 16:00 GMT Kathy Collins – MK Ultra Survivor on Healing Modalities and Chakra Balancing!   Kathy Collins has survived the worst of the worst, that which we consider unimaginable! Sold into MK Ultra by her father, she suffered satanic ritual… »»»

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Un-gentrifying Portland: scheme helps displaced residents come home

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The Guardian – By Melanie Sevcenko/Portland, Oregon – Thurs 1 Mar 2018 Photo: Alamy Stock Photo. Two years ago, Dianne Causey’s landlord died and her rental house in Portland, Oregon, went up for sale. She was forced to move from the city’s historically black neighborhood where she’d lived since 1978, into an apartment further east,… »»»

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The Cheapening Of Human Life

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Common Dreams – by Robert C. Koehler – Fri Feb 23, 2018 Photo: Demonstrators take part in a student protest for gun control legislation in front of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Assault rifles have more rights than schoolchildren. The cries of terror and disbelief continue. Teenagers lie… »»»

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Thrive top 10 wellness tips for 2018

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Thrive – By Staff – Re-posted Feb 21, 2018 1 – Go easy on yourself It’s that time of year again when healthy becomes a commitment. We’ve all got that fresh start effect and want to make big changes, whether it’s loosing weight, starting that health routine or just to work less. Sometimes, this can… »»»

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America’s top feminist lawyer, Gloria Allred: ‘Men who have been wrongdoers are living in fear’

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The Guardian – By Lucy Rock – Fri Feb 16, 2018 As a Netflix documentary reflects on Allred’s decades fighting for women and minorities, the attorney is still going strong. At 76, the renowned women’s rights lawyer Gloria Allred shows no sign of letting up. In the post-Weinstein era, she’s busier than ever, claiming there… »»»

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Thirteen Russians criminally charged for interfering in US election announces Mueller

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The Guardian – By Jon Swaine/New York and Marc Bennetts/Moscow – Fri 16 Feb 2018 Photo: Robert Mueller-foreground Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP. Thirteen Russians have been criminally charged for interfering in the 2016 US election to help Donald Trump, the office of Robert Mueller, the special counsel, announced on Friday. Mueller’s office said 13 Russians and… »»»

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#FightFor15: Fast Food Workers Stage Rallies Across Country, Demanding Living Wage and Union Rights

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Common Dreams – By Julia Conley – Monday, February 12, 2018 Photo: Fast food workers in St. Louis staged a mini-action before dawn on Monday morning, prior to heading Memphis for a march in support of a $15 minimum wage. (Photo: @Show_Me15/Twitter). The average fast food worker earns too little to afford a two-bedroom rental… »»»

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How To Spot A Deep Fake – #NewWorldNextWeek

corbettreport Published on Feb 8, 2018 Welcome to New World Next Week – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week: Story #1: NBC Hires Obama’s CIA Director As “Intelligence Analyst” http://bit.ly/2shlm3i How the CIA Plants News Stories in… »»»

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“Progress and Poverty” – Investigates the paradox of increasing inequality and poverty amid economic and technological progress by Henry George 1879

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No Lies Radio News – Wikipedia Staff – Feb 07, 2018 Henry George (September 2, 1839 – October 29, 1897) was an American political economist and journalist. His writing was immensely popular in the 19th century, and sparked several reform movements of the Progressive Era. His writings also inspired the economic philosophy known as Georgism,… »»»

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“An Economy Worthy of Our Affection”– on It’s Our Money

Coming up every Wednesday at 9:00 am Pacific – 12 Noon Eastern – 16:00 GMT IT’S OUR MONEY with Ellen Brown “An Economy Worthy of Our Affection” The very notion that an economy could deserve an emotional response seems to unreasonably mix metaphors; how could economic activities elicit heart-warming affection? Yet economies can be devised… »»»

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Decrying ‘Dog-Eat-Dog System,’ #PoorPeoplesCampaign Kicks Off 40 Days of ‘Moral Action’

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Common Dreams – By Jessica Corbett – Monday Feb 05, 2018 Photo: The Poor People’s Campaign held events on Monday in more than two dozen states and Washington, D.C. (Photo: Poor People’s Campaign). “We are witnessing an assault on the poor, on immigrants, on black and brown people, and on the Earth, and we can’t… »»»

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Natalie Wood: reinvestigating the mysterious death of a movie star

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The Guardian – By Rory Carroll/Los Angeles – Friday Feb 02, 2018 Wood drowned in 1981 and almost 40 years later, her husband is a ‘person of interest’ – will we ever know what really happened? In the TV series Hart to Hart, Robert Wagner played an amateur sleuth who with his wife, played by… »»»

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Forest Service planning 18 controlled burns in Angeles National Forest, most in a decade

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San Gabriel Valley Tribune – By Steve Scauzillo – January 25, 2018 Photo: A road sign warns motorists along Angeles Crest Highway (2) of a controlled burn in the Mt. Baldy area on April 8,2017. More prescribed burns are planned for this winter and spring to thin underlying brush in order to prevent the spread… »»»

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