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  • World’s Super Rich Meet in Davos to Discuss the Climate Change Problem they Created January 22, 2020
    Research has shown that the people most responsible for a warming planet were disproportionately the same people attending the summit and an increasing number of observers see climate change, inequality and capitalism as bound together. The post World’s Super Rich Meet in Davos to Discuss the Climate Change Problem they Created appeared first on MintPress […]
    Alan Macleod
  • Brazil’s Right-Wing Gov’t Charges Journalist Glenn Greenwald with Cybercrimes January 22, 2020
    The Brazilian government's actions immediately drew parallels with how Western governments have treated whistleblowers and publishers who have exposed their secrets. The post Brazil’s Right-Wing Gov’t Charges Journalist Glenn Greenwald with Cybercrimes appeared first on MintPress News.
    Alan Macleod
  • In the Name of “Security” Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More in Military Funding January 21, 2020
    Despite the fact that the U.S. is retreating from the Middle East, lacking strategy and future vision, lawmakers are congratulating themselves on passing yet another generous aid package to Israel. The post In the Name of “Security” Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More in Military Funding appeared first on MintPress News.
    Ramzy Baroud
  • Bolivia: As Elections Near, US-Backed Interim Gov’t Mobilizes Military, Arrests Opposition Leaders January 20, 2020
    Interim President of Bolivia Jeanine Añez has ordered troops to the streets and forced opposition candidates to organize abroad for fear of arrest ahead of the country's first elections since a US-backed coup last November. The post Bolivia: As Elections Near, US-Backed Interim Gov’t Mobilizes Military, Arrests Opposition Leaders appeared first on MintPress News.
    Alan Macleod
  • India Puts Capital on Lockdown as Protests Against Discriminatory Laws Rage on January 20, 2020
    India's government is cracking down, imposing martial-law like conditions amid massive protests against the government's not-so-slow creep towards becoming a full-fledged Hindu supremacist state. The post India Puts Capital on Lockdown as Protests Against Discriminatory Laws Rage on appeared first on MintPress News.
    Alan Macleod
  • MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid Invites Quack Body Language Expert on to Trash Sanders January 20, 2020
    MSNBC's Joy Ann Reid has a history of strongly racist and homophobic remarks. She was one of the chief proponents of the RussiaGate narrative and history of anti-Muslim and homophobic comments. The post MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid Invites Quack Body Language Expert on to Trash Sanders appeared first on MintPress News.
    Alan Macleod
  • Sleepless in Cairo: Egyptians Reacquaint Themselves to Life In a Dictatorship January 18, 2020
    Ahmed Tharwat returns to his home country of Egypt to find that Egyptians, once vibrant and full of optimism, have returned to the grim reality of life in a repressive dictatorship. The post Sleepless in Cairo: Egyptians Reacquaint Themselves to Life In a Dictatorship appeared first on MintPress News.
    Ahmed Tharwat
  • In France’s Longest Protests Since 1968, Striking Workers Continue the Fight Against Neoliberalism January 17, 2020
    From bus drivers to ballet dancers, workers from across France have taken to the streets in opposition to President Emmanual Macron's attempts to reshape the country into a U.S.-style neoliberal state. The post In France’s Longest Protests Since 1968, Striking Workers Continue the Fight Against Neoliberalism appeared first on MintPress News.
    Alan Macleod
  • 91% of Peer-Reviewed Papers Find Medicare for All Would Save Public Money, Cover Everyone January 17, 2020
    An analysis of peer-reviewed scientific papers found overwhelming consensus in the conclusion that Medicare for All would indeed save the American taxpayer money. The post 91% of Peer-Reviewed Papers Find Medicare for All Would Save Public Money, Cover Everyone appeared first on MintPress News.
    Alan Macleod
  • While Some Battle to Save Australia’s Ecosystems, Others Blame Gov’t for Climate Change Denial January 17, 2020
    "This fire season has been a devastating wake-up call for many Australians. People who may have thought climate change was a vague, distant threat are now breathing bushfire smoke and reeling from the lives lost." The post While Some Battle to Save Australia’s Ecosystems, Others Blame Gov’t for Climate Change Denial appeared first on MintPress […]
    Alan Macleod

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  • "Dark Waters": Meet the Lawyer Whose 20-Year Fight Against DuPont Inspired the New Film January 23, 2020
    The new film "Dark Waters" tells the story of attorney Rob Bilott's 20-year battle with DuPont over contaminated drinking water in West Virginia from toxic chemicals used to make Teflon. The Environmental Working Group credited Billot with "uncovering the most heinous corporate environmental conspiracy in history," and the issue of contaminated water from the plastics […]
  • Tim Robbins: Bernie Sanders Is the Best Shot We Have to Defeat Donald Trump January 23, 2020
    We continue our conversation with Academy Award-winning actor and director Tim Robbins, whose recent projects include the new film "Dark Waters" and a play about immigration called "The New Colossus." He recently endorsed Vermont senator and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for president. "I believe he is the only one of them that can defeat Trump," […]
  • "The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia January 23, 2020
    President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations — Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela — from entering the United States. Politico reports that the expanded ban could implement immigration restrictions on seven more […]
  • Trump Brags About Withholding Evidence as Democratic Impeachment Managers Lay Out Case in the Senate January 23, 2020
    During the opening day of oral arguments in the impeachment trial, President Trump was accused of abusing his office to "cheat an election." House impeachment managers spent about eight hours on Wednesday laying out their case for why President Trump should be removed from office. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached […]
  • Headlines for January 23, 2020 January 23, 2020
    Democrats Accuse Trump of Trying to "Cheat" Upcoming Election, Supreme Court Decides Not to Fast-Track Obamacare Case, D.C. Sues Trump's Inaugural Committee over $1M Rental of Trump Hotel Ballroom, ICJ Orders Burma to Protect Rohingya from Genocide, Trump Says He's Planning to Add More Countries to Travel Ban, State Department to Make It More Difficult […]
  • Criminalizing Reporting: Glenn Greenwald Faces Cybercrime Complaint After Exposing Scandal in Brazil January 22, 2020
    In Brazil, federal prosecutors have filed a criminal complaint against journalist and Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald in connection to a major investigation he spearheaded that exposed misconduct among federal prosecutors and a former judge. Called "The Secret Brazil Archive," the series of pieces published in The Intercept and The Intercept Brasil used a trove of […]
  • A Torturer Meets His Victims: CIA Psychologist Defends Brutal Methods at Guantánamo Military Hearing January 22, 2020
    On Tuesday, the psychologist identified as the "architect" of the CIA's torture program testified for the first time to the war court at Guantánamo Bay. James Mitchell was in the courtroom for a pretrial hearing for five 9/11 suspects who had been subject to torture, euphemistically called "enhanced interrogation techniques." Mitchell and his partner, Dr. […]
  • "The Senate Voted for a Cover-Up": GOP Senators Tilt Impeachment Trial in Trump's Favor January 22, 2020
    After the first marathon day leading up to President Trump's impeachment trial, we speak with Vince Warren and Baher Azmy, executive director and legal director, respectively, of the Center for Constitutional Rights. In a 13-hour session, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate approved rules for the impeachment trial that Vince Warren says are tantamount to a "cover-up." […]
  • "Andrew Johnson Was a Lot Like Trump": Echoes of 1868 in Trump's Impeachment Trial January 22, 2020
    After a nearly 13-hour marathon session, the U.S. Senate approved by a party-line vote the rules for the impeachment trial of President Trump. This marks just the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. The Senate trial comes a month after the House impeached Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. […]
  • Headlines for January 22, 2020 January 22, 2020
    Senate Approves Rules for Trump's Impeachment Trial, Spain Declares Climate Emergency & Readies Climate Legislation, Australian Wildfires Release Massive Amounts of Greenhouse Gas, Airstrikes in Syria Kill 40 People, Including Children, in Idlib, Protesters Denounce Lebanon's Newly Formed Government, U.S. Deports Honduran Children Seeking Asylum to Guatemala Despite Being Ill, Hillary Clinton Slams Bernie Sanders […]

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  • Fox News legal analyst bucks his network and lays out why Trump’s attack on impeachment is bogus January 24, 2020
    Judge Andrew Napolitano has been one of the political wild cards at Fox News: like his colleague Chris Wallace — but unlike so many others at the right-wing cable news outlet — Napolitano doesn’t see it as his job to reflexively defend everything President Donald Trump says and does. And Napolitano, in an op-ed published […]
    Alex Henderson, AlterNet
  • ‘Your head will be on a pike’: GOP senators warned to stay on Trump’s side in impeachment trial January 24, 2020
    Republican senators received a violently metaphorical threat before the impeachment vote. One of President Donald Trump’s confidantes said GOP senators were warned not to vote for impeachment — or else, reported CBS News. “Vote against the president and your head will be on a pike,” senators were told, according to the confidante. It’s not clear […]
    Travis Gettys
  • Here are 7 embarrassing arguments Republicans have tried to use to defend Trump January 24, 2020
    With the Senate impeachment trial in full swing, Republicans have launched an aggressive if scattershot campaign to defend President Donald Trump and discredit the Democrats’ case. It’s not going well. Multiple recent polls have found that a majority of the country thinks Trump should be removed from office and many more think he has done […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • Trump’s legal team is going to be ‘scrambling’ to respond to the Democrats’ case: Law professor January 24, 2020
    ABC News contributor and law professor Kate Shaw, who served in the Obama White House, said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s lawyers are going to be “scrambling” to respond to the impeachment case Democrats are putting forward in the Senate. “I think they’re trying to figure out how to respond to what was a pretty […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • Genocide expert breaks down how all of the ‘warning signs’ are present in Trump’s America January 24, 2020
    Defense research scientist and genocide expert Brynn Tannehill laid out a terrifying warning on Thursday about President Donald Trump’s administration. As the United States Senate conducted an impeachment trial for the commander-in-chief, Tannehill posted an extended Twitter thread examining the situation in America from her perspective as a researcher studying the conditions that lead to […]
    Bob Brigham
  • Year of Rat hails easy ride for Donald Trump — but bumps for Harry and Meghan January 24, 2020
    As the world prepares to welcome the Year of the Rat, feng shui masters predict a lucky year for Donald Trump, but warn Harry and Meghan’s futures are less certain as they make a bid for freedom. Both the US President and the Sussexes have begun 2020 with a bang. The former is facing down […]
    Agence France-Presse
  • John Roberts caused a ‘crisis of democratic legitimacy’ — it’s ‘entirely fitting’ he has to preside over his mess: columnist January 24, 2020
    Supreme Court Justice John Roberts was blasted in The Washington Post on Thursday for his culpability in creating the dynamics that resulted in President Donald Trump — and his impeachment. “There is justice in John Roberts being forced to preside silently over the impeachment trial of President Trump, hour after hour, day after tedious day,” […]
    Bob Brigham
  • Democrats have a powerful case against Trump — but they keep making a key mistake January 24, 2020
    On the floor of the Senate, House impeachment managers have delivered a thorough, factual and compelling case for removing President Donald Trump from office. He abused his power by using his office to induce Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into launching investigations of his political enemies, and then he obstructed Congress in its efforts to uncover […]
    Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
  • Internet cheers as Val Demings lays out President Donald Trump’s wrongdoing in powerful speech January 24, 2020
    On the third night of the impeachment trial, Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) stood up and forcefully laid out President Donald Trump’s misconduct in Ukraine on the floor of the Senate. Demings, a former police chief and a longtime voice for the president’s removal, was roundly cheered on by commenters on Twitter: I had never heard […]
    Matthew Chapman
  • Even Ronald Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan agrees the Senate must call witnesses January 24, 2020
    In a Thursday evening column, far-right commentator Peggy Noonan agreed that there should be witnesses called in the impeachment trial. CNN capitol correspondent Manu Raju reported late in the evening that Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) was leaning against calling witnesses because it would be opposed by the White House and they will fight it at […]
    Sarah K. Burris