DECEMBER 12 THROUGH 25
Mere Misers, But Actively Cruel': Trump's GOP Denounced as Worse Than Scrooge
on Christmas Eve. ... "We'd be in much better shape if Trump and company
were merely heartless misers. What they really are is much, much worse."CommonDreams
Dream is Over: How Boris Johnson Won the UK Election. ... under Britains
sham of a democracy, the public wont get the chance to remove the vile creature
put into No. 10 by 14 million or so voters for at least five years; and even then,
a government has the legal right to seek a general election prior to the five-year
period if it is doing well in the public opinion polls, effectively giving itself
long-term reign CounterPunch
Court Ruling Should Put Medicare For All Debate Into Perspective.
... All the 2020 Democrats are pushing toward universal coverage, while Trump
and his judicial allies are pushing in the opposite direction.
'Bernie Blackout' Is Just Getting Ridiculous Now.
Bloomberg Exploited Prison Labor to Make 2020 Presidential Campaign Phone Calls.
Censorship System Wins Against Snowden, (and) Latest In Assange Extradition Case.ShadowProof
Assange trial: Mounting evidence to stretch extradition hearing for up to four
treaty bans extradition of Assange, lawyer says. Reuters
US Approves Bill That May Legislate Hybrid Warfare on Venezuela. CounterPunch
Invention of Ethical AI. ... How Big Tech Manipulates Academia to
and Erased. ... A Navajo girl was exploited and sex trafficked in urban and rural
New Mexico. Why did so many fail to help her? Searchlight
Need Broadband Internet for All. Jacobin
Whistleblower says ICE denied healthcare to migrants. AP
briefing: Nato summit, Prince Andrew and Republicans defend Trump. ... Tuesdays
top story: GOP report defends Trump over impeachment hearings. Plus, being part
of a downwardly mobile generation. Guardian
Americas First (and Longest) Forgotten War on Tribal Islamists. CounterPunch
Impeachment's Moral Hypocrisy. ... It was a mind-numbing spectacle, devoid of
morality and ethics, the kind of political theater that characterizes despotic
what you flush? YouTube
Will Never Give Scotland Independence -- We Must Take It. Craig
McConnell Biased Jurors and No Witnesses Do Not Make for a Fair Trial.
... a trial where the jurors admit they arent impartial, coordinate the
trial process with the defendant and then, as promised, find the defendant not
guilty. And yet, that is exactly what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell aims
to do. TruthOut
police prepared to shoot Indigenous activists, documents show. ... Notes from
strategy session for raid on Wetsuweten nations ancestral lands
show commanders argued for lethal overwatch ... Canadian police were
prepared to shoot Indigenous land defenders ... Guardian
Must Do Better': Progressive Caucus Leaders Condemn $1.4 Trillion Spending Bill
That Boosts War Budget, Funds Trump's Wall. ... "The bill before us today
will not stop the abuse and wrongful detention of people in custody, nor will
it prevent the Trump administration from misusing federal funds to advance their
horrific mass detention and deportation agenda." CommonDreams
they love him, despite everything lse
corporations only paid a tax rate
of 11.3 percent last year. If they paid anything at all..
Navy Places $22 Billion Cyber Monday Order for Nuclear Submarines, But Who Is
Asking How We Gonna Pay For It? ... "$22 billion could fund a lot of kids
learning," said Albert Lee, a Democrat running for Congress in Oregon. "We
need an education race; not a wasted arms race." Guardian
Media Hates Progressives as Much as It Loves Capitalism . TruthDig
Protectors Are Defending the Amazon and Paying With Their Lives DemocracyNow
reporter quits after editors block coverage of OPCW Syria scandal. ... Journalist
Tareq Haddad explains his decision to resign from Newsweek over its refusal to
cover the OPCWs unfolding Syria scandal. Gray
Funds Facial Recognition Technology Secretly Tested on Palestinians TruthOut
Shooters are Coming! War on Terror, War on Education. CounterPunch
This Goodbye to the American Republic? ... " It seems clear that [Attorney
General William Barr] will do or enable anything to keep Trump in office. And
Trump will do anything to stay there...." TruthDig/Street
Impeachment Furor, GOP 'Hijacking' of Courts Continues as McConnell Rams Through
12 More Lifetime Trump Judges. ... "Trump's hijacking of our judiciary will
be his most enduring legacy, and it will continue to threaten everything progressives
care about long after he leaves office." CommonDreams
adviser: Expect more aggressive poll watching in 2020. ... Trumps
top reelection advisers told influential Republicans in swing state Wisconsin
that the party has traditionally relied on voter suppression to compete
in battleground states, according to an audio recording of a private event...
Will Washington media expose the liars who spun the Trump-Russia hoax? Chicago
Real Shadow Policy of the Trump Administration Is Racist Extremism. TruthOut
Fascist Nonsense from a Disgraced President. CounterPunch
members of Angela Merkel's party found to have 'prepper' links. ... CDU criticised
for allegedly failing to guard against neo-Nazis and prepper infiltration.
Defeat has Slain the Lefts Last Illusion. CounterPunch
indelible stain on Trumps presidency belongs to the entire Republican Party. Colorado
Oliver has the Donald Trump takedown America has been waiting for. Vox
Has Become Enormously Popular and Nearly Universally Accepted. CounterPunch
Dershowitz Has Wasted His Life Doing Terrible Things. Jacobin
OF DECEMBER 20-22, 2019
Stubborn Persistence of the Military-Industrial State. CounterPunch
Did So Many Democrats Vote for Trump's Defense Budget? TruthDig
15-Year-Long American War You've Never Heard Of. TruthDig
Nations, After Driving Climate Disaster, Block All Progress at U.N. Talks. Intercept
North America Trade Deal Is Poised to Worsen Climate Change -- But Dems Dont
Seem To Mind. ITT
Fuel Giants Claim To Support Climate Science, Yet Still Fund Denial. ... Fourteen
oil and gas companies are funding a website that attacks scientists and undermines
their work. HuffPost
Arctic: Top 5 Climate Horror Stories in NOAAs Report Card. Juan
Final Hours, COP 25 Denounced as 'Utter Failure' as Deal Is Stripped of Ambition
and US Refuses to Accept Liability for Climate Crisis. ... "The only thing
more disastrous than the state of UN climate negotiations at COP 25 is the state
of the global climate." CommonDreams
Skewed Polling and Media Bias are Warping American Attitudes About the Green New
Was a Failure, But Activists Collective Organizing at the Talks Was Unprecedented.
Laws Expose Whistleblowers to Prosecution for Reporting Animal Abuse.
Victoria Falls dries to a trickle after worst drought in a century. ... One of
southern Africas biggest tourist attractions has seen an unprecedented decline
this dry season, fuelling climate change fears. CommonDreams
Water Crisis In Cities Everywhere Is Worsening Already Terrible Inequality. ...
While the rich can drill wells and keep swimming pools filled, poorer residents
line up for water and struggle to survive. HuffPost
EPA proposal guts restrictions on toxic herbicide linked to birth defects.
pro-industry zealots now running the EPA's pesticide office are making a mockery
of science and eliminating key safety measures, all for company profits."
Ongoing Effort to Write Wall Street Out of the 2008 Financial Crisis. Intercept
Chevron, and Starbucks Among 91 Fortune 500 Corporations That Paid $0 in Federal
Income Taxes in 2018: Report. ... "The 2017 tax law was a clear giveaway
to corporations and their shareholders." CommonDreams
Venezuelan embassy defenders denied right to fair trial ... A US judges
ruling will result in a farcical trial where the jury will not be allowed to consider
the contentious legality of the Trump administrations recognition of the
leadership of the coup in Venezuela. Gray
FBI: Another Worry in the National Security State. CounterPunch
Afghanistan Papers Confirm America's Longest War Is a Lie. TruthDig
Interview With Bolivias Evo Morales, Who Was Deposed in a Coup. Intercept
Should Go After Trumps Full Corruption, Not Just Ukraine. TruthOut
to Consultants: Helping to Elect a Republican? Sure, Well Work With You.
Calls Out 'Deficit Hawks' in Both Parties Who Support $738 Billion Pentagon Budget
But Claim US Can't Afford Medicare for All. ... "When it comes to giving
the Pentagon $738 billioneven more money than it requestedthere is
a deafening silence within Congress and the ruling elites about what our nation
can and cannot afford." CommonDreams
Moves to Strip Hundreds of Thousands of Social Security Benefits. TruthDig
Democrats Join GOP to Back 'Automatic Austerity' Bill That Would Gut Social Programs,
Hamstring Bold Policies. ... "One priority of a Sanders or Warren White House
absolutely must be politically crushing the deficit scolds within the Democratic
half of Americans work in low-wage jobs, new study finds. ... Poorly
paid workers are not just students and people looking for an extra buck. Independent
Happens Next With Trumps Food Benefit Cuts. ... If lawsuits challenging
the new regulations dont work, Americans may be facing unmet food
Shocked - We scoured the streets of Rio De Janeiro after gun fights. Here's the
story t he bu llet shells tell. Intercept
Johnson is the Luckiest Politician Alive. CounterPunch/Cockburn
Manning Birthday. And a statement By Chelsea for Aaron
Swartz Day 2019.
F. Buckley Never Fooled James Baldwin TruthDig
Nader on Impeachment: Democrats Should Go After Trumps Full Corruption,
Not Just Ukraine. DemocracyNow
Away With Murder: Clash as Media Euphemism for Massacre
saved from honesty, decency, and fairness >
News Condemns 2020 Election As Partisan Witch Hunt Orchestrated By Democrats To
Unseat President. >
Named Person of the Year by Popular Sociopath Magazine. >
Trump Immune From Investigation? The Supreme Court Will Soon Decide. ... The conservative
movement has used Trumps scandals to advance a radical theory of power.
on the Shelf is a fun and festive way to teach your child to submit to the surveillance
state. ... This Christmas, give the little ones a gift that keeps on giving
the feeling that someone, somewhere is always watching them. Guardian
These Two Articles of Impeachment the Best the Democrats Can Do? TruthOut
Blast New NLRB Union Elections Rule That 'Betrays the Workers It Is Meant to Protect'.
... The board's only Democrat said the move "places an unjustified burden
on workers seeking to exercise their fundamental workplace rights." CommonDreams
Falls dries to a trickle after worst drought in a century. ... One of southern
Africas biggest tourist attractions has seen an unprecedented decline this
dry season, fuelling climate change fears.
Lies in the Streets. ... It does not matter whether liberals or conservatives,
Tories or Labour, Republicans or Democrats are in power. Finance capital is impervious
to political control. TruthDig/Hedges
"Operation Yellowhammer". Wiki
the Prosecution of Animal Rights Activists as Terrorists Foretold Todays
Criminalization of Dissent. Intercept
The Animal People - Official Trailer YouTube
Tortured Some Folks: The Reports Daniel Jones on the Ongoing Fight to Hold
the CIA Accountable. Intercept
Scotland Decisively Rejects Brexit and the Tories in General Election, SNP's Sturgeon
Calls for Second Independence Referendum. ... "Given what I fear the Tory
government now has in store for Scotland, that right to choose our own future
has never been more important or more urgent." CommonDreams
Johnson's Win May Deliver Brexit
but Could Risk U.K.'s Breakup. ... Scotland and Northern Ireland didnt embrace
the Conservative landslide -- and may be drifting permanently away from London.
Great NHS Heist. Jacobin
the FBI Botched Its Russia Inquiry, One of the Most Closely Watched Cases in Its
Report on Ocean Oxygen Loss Gives 'Ultimate Wake-Up Call' to Act on Climate. ...
"Decisions taken at the ongoing climate conference will determine whether
our ocean continues to sustain a rich variety of life, or whether habitable, oxygen-rich
marine areas are increasingly, progressively, and irrevocably lost." CommonDreams
10 years, we've lied to ourselves to avoid asking the one real question. T
he Motive. Independent
Media Penetrates Every Aspect of Our Online Lives for Profit. TruthOut
Sanctions Are Driving Iran to Tighten Its Grip on Iraq. Intercept
Press Freedom Organization Excludes Assange From Annual List Of Jailed Journalists.
complain about lack of access to Julian Assange in jail. ... Defence team say
he is unaware of some evidence in his case because of blockage in visits. Guardian
News Is Now a Threat to National Security. ... The networks furthering of
lies from foreign adversaries and flagrant disregard for the truth have gotten
downright dangerous. Wired
America says No to neoliberalism: Ecuadors ex-foreign minister
talks uprisings and Assange.
Generals Long Con on Afghanistan. ... So now we know that which many of
us long surmised. The generals lied, repeatedly; in fact, the whole damn Afghan
War was a lie. TruthDig
Down Under: the Threat to Whistleblowers and Press Freedom in Australia. CounterPunch
Epstein Story Didnt Kill Itself. FAIR
An Inspector Generals Report Reveals the Steele Dossier Was Always a Joke.
... The reports throws water on one deep state conspiracy theory of
the Russia investigation, but validates complaints about fake news.
Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Is an Engine of Anti-Muslim Hate the World Over. Dont
You Care? Intercept
Miller: why is Trump's white nationalist aide untouchable? ... Lawmakers and civil
rights groups have called for the quiet extremist to step down, but
the White House stands by him. Guardian
traced missile casings in Syria back to their original sellers, so its time
for the west to reveal who they sell arms to. ... I dont think either Nato
or the EU has the slightest interest in chasing the provenance of weapons in the
hands of Islamist fighters in Syria or anywhere else in the Middle East. Independent
Condor 2.0: After Bolivia Coup, Trump Dubs Nicaragua National Security Threat
& Targets Mexico. ... Left-wing forces in Latin America are warning of a revival
of a Cold War era campaign by the U.S. of violent subterfuge and support for right-wing
dictatorships across the region, Ben Norton reports. Consortium
CIAs Gus Hunt On Big Data: We Try To Collect Everything And Hang On
To It Forever HuffPost
CIA chief tech officer on collection.
First, Get Paid Later. ... The Police Accountability Report explores how a controversial
shooting may lead to a lifetime pension for the officer involved, and why concepts
like blanket criminality and moral disqualification drive the system that rewards
questionable behavior. TRN
OF DECEMBER 13-15, 2019
Read: Government in the Future - Noam Chomsky. "We
have today the technical and material resources to meet mans animal needs.We
have not developed the cultural and moral resources or the democratic forms of
social organization that make possible the humane and rational use of our material
wealth and power.
General Election Is Heavy On Brexit And Disinformation. ... The ruling Conservative
party has put up fake social media posts as Prime Minister Boris Johnson risks
everything to get Brexit done.
Difficult Night. Craig
to Vote on $22 Billion Defense Increase One Week After Trump Slashed Food Stamps.Intercept
War documents leak of 2010 Wiki
papers reveal US public were misled about unwinnable war. ... Interviews with
key insiders reveal damning verdict on conflict that cost 2,300 US lives. Guardian
Knew the War in Afghanistan Was a Lie.
Afghanistan Report Lands With Thud On Capitol Hill. ... Lawmakers said they remain
unaware of the revelations on how the government misled the public about the prolonged
a Pentagon Paradise Built on Lies. CounterPunch
officials distorted statistics to mislead public about Afghan war, confidential
documents reveal. ... An 18-year, trillion-dollar conflict was known to be failing
from an early stage. This knowledge was concealed from the public. Craig Whitlock
explains what has been going on behind closed doors. Independent
Afghanistan war is more than a $1 trillion mistake. It's a travesty. ... If we
dont start holding the Washington DC foreign policy establishment to account,
they will continue to act with impunity. Guardian
the Afghanistan Papers Are an Eerie Reminder of Vietnam. CounterPunch
Afghan Files - Defence leak exposes deadly secrets of Australias special
Climate Change Will Create New Great Divergence Between Rich and Poor.
U.S. Has Almost No Official Presence at COP25 But Is Still Obstructing Any
In Dire Condition As Climate Change Ravages Long-Frozen Region, Report Warns.
... The impacts of a changing Arctic are not confined to those who live
there, researchers wrote in the 14th annual Arctic Report Card. HuffPost
Moves to Annex West Bank, Indictment Be Damned. TruthDig
this happen in the home of Magna Carta? John
Live! Special Report: In Dreyfus Affair Hrafnsson Sees Hope For Assange. ... The
late 19th Century trial of the wrongly accused French military officer gives hope
to the WikiLeaks editor about the fate of Julian Assange. Consortium
Democrats Are Facing Serious Primary Challenges From Progressives. TruthOut
Isn't How You End the Endless War': Trump Weighs Plan to Send 14,000 More US Troops
to Middle East. ... "Trump ran on ending these endless wars. But he's sending
more troops to the Middle East, making yet another war there more likely."
Assange, Thanks for Warning Japanese About Washington. CounterPunch
Lobbyists Prepare to Seize Historic Opportunity in Tory-Led Brexit
to Shred Consumer Safeguards, Raise Drug Prices. Intercept
Virgil Griffith: Americas Newest Political Prisoner. CounterPunch
New Data Shows Income of Top 1% Has Grown 100 Times Faster Than Bottom 50% Since
1970. ... "The bulk of a generation of economic growth has been captured
and concentrated in a few hands, and many people have barely seen any of it."
campaign runs misleading anti-impeachment Facebook ads. ... The ads claim Democrats
are pushing "treason" as part of the impeachment push. ABC
No Republicans Turned on Trump?
government drops case against Max Blumenthal after jailing journalist on false
charges. ... As the mysterious disappearance of Secret Service records and complete
absence of evidence supporting its case came to light, the US government dropped
its bogus charges against journalist Max Blumenthal.
will fuel the fires of our climate crisis if he approves Canada's mega mine. ...
Albertas oil sands produce one of the dirtiest oils on the planet. If the
Teck mega mine is approved, the damage to our planet will be colossal. Guardian
tricks: How journalists demonize Venezuelas socialist government,
in their own words. ... Journalists revealed to me the tactics they use to sell
stories painting Venezuela as a socialist dystopia. One described himself as a
mercenary, explaining how he aims to please his employers funders. Gray