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Our Pyromaniac President in a Flammable World

By Rebecca Gordon | ( Tomdispatch.com) | – – “I’ve just heard that my family home near Carpenteria is literally in flames at this moment...   [ continue reading...]

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Turkey to defy Trump, open Embassy to Palestine in E. Jerusalem

Middle East Monitor | – – Turkey will open an embassy in East Jerusalem, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, days after leading calls at a summ...   [ continue reading...]

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The Mideast has a Militia Problem: Does Iraq’s Ayatollah Sistani Have the Answer?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani has called for Iraq’s Shiite militias to come under control of the central...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Arabs And Muslims Aren’t Exotic: The Grip of Orientalism (Video)

AJ+ | (Video Report) | – – “From Aladdin to Bodak Yellow, the media is obsessed with portraying Arabs and Muslims as exotic and mysterious. So...   [ continue reading...]

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The GOP Tax Plan Will Complete the Destruction of America’s Middle Class Wealth

By Bob Lord | ( Inequality.org ) | – – In fact, if the GOP tax plan becomes law, we may be looking at a future where our 1,600 richest hold more&hel...   [ continue reading...]

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Solar & Wind: How free electricity would change the world (Economist Video)

The Economist | (Video News Report) | – – “magine if heating and powering homes became free in the next decade. What would that mean for the w...   [ continue reading...]

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Putin’s talk of Draw Down in Syria isn’t about Russia leaving, but staying

By Moritz Pieper | (The Conversation) | – – Standing on the Russian military airbase at Khmeimim on his December visit to Syria, Vladimir Putin anno...   [ continue reading...]

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Puerto Rico: On top of Everything Else, GOP Tax Bill is Racist

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Puerto Rica’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, sent a letter to all the members of Congress...   [ continue reading...]

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Global Heating: 3 Largest Wildfires in California History all have Raged since 2012

The Watchers | – – The Thomas Fire in California is burning for the 13th day in a row and has now grown to 259 000 acres (104 813 ha), making it&hel...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump did This: Israeli Troops injure 150 Palestinian protesters in Palestine

Ma`an News Agency | – – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets on Friday in continued protest of US President...   [ continue reading...]

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Having had Green Electricity for 300 days, Costa Rica Moves to EVs

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Costa Rica, which has among the cleanest electrical grids in the world, has just passed a law promoting elec...   [ continue reading...]

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Marijuana’s Key Ingredient Not Dangerous or Addictive: WHO

TeleSur | – – The committee is expected to make detailed recommendations based on an in-depth review in May 2018. The main ingredient, Cannabidiol,...   [ continue reading...]

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To stop Global Heating, Meat Taxes are Coming

By Matt Mace | edie.net | (Euractiv.com) – – Estimates suggest that meat and dairy demand will mean agriculture will emit 20 gigatonnes of emission...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump did this: Israeli Troops injure Palestinians

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Redirect: This article is found here {click)   [ continue reading...]

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FCC begins restoring Corporate Privilege to the Internet

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – This web site amounted to anything because of net neutrality, which I prefer to call internet liberty. That...   [ continue reading...]

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Global Spec Ops in Trump’s Pentagon: Elite Commandos in record 149 Countries

By Nick Turse | ( Tomdispatch.com) | – – “We don’t know exactly where we’re at in the world, militarily, and what we’re doin...   [ continue reading...]

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Over 700 Rohingya Children Killed by Myanmar Military

TeleSur | – – An estimate from Doctors Without Borders shows that at least 6,700 refugees have been killed during the first month of militarized per...   [ continue reading...]

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Palestinians outraged but unsurprised by Trump on Jerusalem: ‘World already ignores our existence’

By Joey Ayoub | ( GlobalVoices.org) | – – US President Donald Trump's declaration that the country would move its embassy in Israel to the city of J...   [ continue reading...]

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Muslim Countries call for E. Jerusalem as Palestine Capital, reject US as Honest Broker

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The Organization of the Islamic Conference, a regular meeting of the foreign ministers of 57 Muslim-majority...   [ continue reading...]

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“Solar+Batteries” = the Cheapest Energy, as S. Korea powers past Coal

By Frank Rijsberman | (Inter Press Service) | – – SEOUL, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) – Renewable energy became the cheapest form of electricity in 58 em...   [ continue reading...]

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