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(via rss) 18 nov 2017 06:55

After Targeting Elephants, Trump Administration Puts African Lions in the Crosshairs

The U.S. government is turning American trophy hunters loose in Africa. It is an outrage. On Wednesday, I reacted in real time on my blog to the Safari Club International’s announcement that the U.S. Department of the Interior plans to lift...
(via rss) 18 nov 2017 06:30

Climate Change Is Creating a Global Pest Problem That Will Spread Disease and Threaten Food Producti

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(via rss) 17 nov 2017 20:22

Hightower: Donald Trump's Strange Bromances with Duterte and Putin

He's desperate to be liked by dictators. "We've had a great relationship," said a giddy Donald Trump, following his two-day schmoozefest in Manila with the thuggish president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte.Duterte, a self-styled "toughie"...
(via rss) 16 nov 2017 20:39

How Do We Keep an Impulsive Trump From Launching Nuclear War?

Washington wakes up to a terrifying problem. How do you keep an impulsive and ignorant president, a man who has been described by his own Secretary of State as a "f**king moron," from launching nuclear war?That terrifying question, often...
(via rss) 16 nov 2017 06:30

Your Cellphone Could Be Part of an Illegal Charcoal Trade That's Destroying Tropical Forests

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(via rss) 15 nov 2017 22:13

An Upstart Saudi Prince Threw a Tantrum Felt Around the World

It is remarkable how this nation of 33 million has so easily been taken hostage by the whims of its Crown Prince. What ails the royal court of Saudi Arabia? The Crown Prince - Mohammed Bin Salman - has arrested eleven rich and powerful princes...
(via rss) 15 nov 2017 22:13

ISIS Is Defeated, So Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Throws a Tantrum, Arresting Businessmen and Fe

It is remarkable how this nation of 33 million has so easily been taken hostage by the whims of its Crown Prince. What ails the royal court of Saudi Arabia? The Crown Prince - Mohammed Bin Salman - has arrested eleven rich and powerful princes...
(via rss) 15 nov 2017 18:43

While Clinching Deals With Communist China, Trump Cracks Down on Trade and Travel to Cuba

Our president turns a blind eye to human rights abuses when there's money to be made. On Wednesday, November 8, just as President Trump was clinching new business deals with the repressive Communist government of China, the Trump...
(via rss) 14 nov 2017 22:59

How the Saudi Plot to Topple the Lebanese Government Backfired

Lebanon has suddenly woken up to what it’s like to be united—against the Saudis. The Saudis may be holding the Lebanese Prime Minister hostage but their apparent plan to topple the Beirut government has gloriously backfired. Far from...
(via rss) 14 nov 2017 22:10

The Israel Lobby Is Slowly Being Dragged Into the Light

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(via rss) 13 nov 2017 22:50

Trump Doubles Down on Sanctions and Regime Change for Venezuela

This is not “democracy promotion," it is regime change, by any means necessary. On November 3rd President Maduro of Venezuela proposed a meeting with creditors, for November 13th in Caracas, to discuss a restructuring of Venezuelan public...
(via rss) 13 nov 2017 22:00

Fossil Fuel Burning Set to Hit Record High in 2017, Scientists Warn

The rise would end three years of flat carbon emissions—a "huge leap backward," say some scientists. The burning of fossil fuels around the world is set to hit a record high in 2017, climate scientists have warned, following three years of...
(via rss) 13 nov 2017 20:04

You Won't Believe Which Middle East Theocracy Takes an Enlightened Line on Entheogens and Psychedeli

It's not exactly the Islamic Republic of Acid, but still… In a move barely noticed in the West, more than three years ago, Iran's Grand Ayatollah Rohani issued a formal legal ruling—a fatwa—declaring that the use of entheogens and...
(via rss) 12 nov 2017 19:23

Really: Hunter-Gatherers Can Teach Us Some Important Lessons in Resisting Trump

Our hunter-gatherer ancestors had ingenious ways to keep upstarts in check. The recent election results in Virginia and elsewhere suggest that the tide may be turning away from the egregious behavior exhibited by Donald Trump, and back toward...
(via rss) 11 nov 2017 07:45

Tourists, Please Put the Camera Away: Wild Animals Are Suffering for Your Selfies

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(via rss) 11 nov 2017 07:30

Global Trade Agreements Fail to Address a Critical Issue: Growing Demand for Beef Is Destroying the

When it comes to trade deals, it's a mistake to exclude Mother Nature from the negotiations. Go to any U.S. city and you'll spot Americans gorging on Big Macs and Whoppers at McDonald’s and Burger King. Visit Japan, and you'll see folks...
(via rss) 10 nov 2017 22:51

India's Courts Finally Crack Down on Police Torture and Brutality

Police who torture citizens are rarely convicted, despite disturbing evidence against them. In a major victory for the human rights movement in India, the Law Commission of India, headed by Justice BS Chauhan, has recommended that the Indian...
(via rss) 10 nov 2017 20:50

Robert Mueller's Investigation Into Michael Flynn Focuses on $15M Father-Son Kidnapping Scheme

Flynn was not exactly subtle about his high dollar kidnapping plan. Though several articles have appeared saying that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has all the information he needs to level indictments against former national security advisor...
(via rss) 10 nov 2017 20:12

On Asia Trip, Trump Met by Protests Calling on U.S. to Open Diplomatic Relations with North Korea

"There were maybe over 1,000 protesters," saying things like, "Trump is 10 times more dangerous than Kim Jong Un." President Donald Trump continued his five-nation tour of Asia, landing in Vietnam today for the Asia-Pacific Economic...
(via rss) 10 nov 2017 19:23

Really: Hunter-Gatherers Can Teach Us Some Important Lessons in Resisting Trump

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(via rss) 10 nov 2017 06:30

6 Activists Who Were Murdered for Trying to Protect the Planet

2016 was the deadliest year ever for environmental and indigenous activists. A disturbing number of people are losing their lives in an effort to protect undeveloped land, preserve natural resources and defend community rights, according to a...
(via rss) 10 nov 2017 04:04

Noam Chomsky: Trump Believes Acts of Horrific Violence Make Him Presidential

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(via rss) 9 nov 2017 20:45

Are the Syrian Kurds Next for Betrayal by the Trump Administration?

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(via rss) 9 nov 2017 18:54

Backed By U.S. Anti-Drug Funds, the Mexican Military is Raping and Killing and Getting Away With It

A new report report details a culture of impunity and a complete lack of transparency as the Mexican military wages its war on drugs.   Mexican Military Is Raping And Torturing CiviliansMexico's army is raping and torturing civilians in a...
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