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(via rss) 22 jul 2017 01:00

Son of Cecil the Lion Killed by Trophy Hunter—Only 20,000 Remain

Lions have lost 90% of their overall population in the last century. Trophy hunters have tripled the number killed to 1,500 a year—in just the last decade. A son of Cecil the lion has been killed by trophy hunters in Zimbabwe, meeting the...
(via rss) 21 jul 2017 22:00

Women Still Carry Most of the World's Water

In a study of 25 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, UNICEF estimated that women there spent 16 million hours collecting water each day. Imagine going through your day without access to clean, safe water in your home for drinking, cooking,...
(via rss) 21 jul 2017 22:00

Treasury Department Fines ExxonMobil for Russia Sanctions Violations

The agency said ExxonMobil showed "reckless disregard" for the sanctions. Treasury Department Fines ExxonMobil for Russia Sanctions ViolationsThe U.S. Treasury Department has fined Exxon Mobil Corporation $2 million for violating Russia...
(via rss) 21 jul 2017 19:50

As Trump Touts 'Made in America' Week, Indonesian Workers Toil Away Making Ivanka Trump Apparel

The Indonesian factory has been accused of labor violations, including poverty wages. While President Trump is promoting "Made in America" week, we turn now to look at a recent investigation by The Guardian that revealed workplace abuse,...
(via rss) 21 jul 2017 17:46

The Demolition of U.S. Global Power

Donald Trump’s road to debacle in the greater Middle East. The superhighway to disaster is already being paved.From Donald Trump’s first days in office, news of the damage to America’s international stature has come hard and fast. As if...
(via rss) 20 jul 2017 23:31

Reversing His 2016 Campaign Position, Trump Pursues Regime Change in the Middle East

Like ISIS, the president is itching for war with Iran. Some of the Trump administration's most recent moves in the Middle East look good at first glance—but things are not always what they seem in U.S. foreign policy. Sometimes words speak...
(via rss) 20 jul 2017 23:13

Pentagon Study Declares American Empire Is 'Collapsing'

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(via rss) 20 jul 2017 22:00

By 2030, Nearly 100,000 Additional Child Deaths From Undernutrition Will Occur Due to Climate Change

Most public discussion has been slow to connect the dots between climate change, food and health. The following excerpt is from Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations, by Anthony J. McMichael...
(via rss) 20 jul 2017 21:33

How Haitian Earthquake Relief Efforts Pulled Off a Huge Con Job, With the Help of Mainstream Media

Money that was promised to provide "tens of thousands of people with permanent homes" reportedly only made it to a total of six. The following is an excerpt from the new book The Great Haiti Humanitarian Aid Swindle by Timothy T. Schwartz...
(via rss) 19 jul 2017 20:57

Gaza on Verge of Collapse as Israel Sends 2.2M People 'Back to Middle Ages' in Electricity Crisis

It's a humanitarian catastrophe with hospitals and homes unable to perform critical tasks. Israeli-imposed restrictions have limited electricity in Gaza to barely four hours a day, creating a humanitarian catastrophe for its 2 million...
(via rss) 19 jul 2017 18:41

Yemen: The World's Largest Humanitarian Crisis Is Basically Being Blacked Out by Western Media

The United States is fueling a conflict that has resulted in war crimes and famine. A day ago, a Saudi jet fired on a convoy of cars in Mawzaa district, Yemen. The strike is reported to have killed at least twenty civilians, many from the...
(via rss) 18 jul 2017 09:45

Did Macron Just Convince Trump to Reenter the Paris Agreement?

The French president's charm offensive just might help save the planet. The friendship between the United States and France goes way back—all the way to 1775, when France secretly began sending supplies to the Americans during the...
(via rss) 16 jul 2017 23:06

Live in the Northern U.S.? Look Up Tonight—You Might See the Northern Lights

Solar flare brings aurora borealis to parts of the northern U.S. and Canada. The northern lights could light up the sky from midnight Sunday through Monday's early hours in parts of the northern U.S. and Canada, scientists with the National...
(via rss) 16 jul 2017 16:29

No Education Crisis Wasted: Billionaires Seek to Make Education in Africa Profitable

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are betting big on an effort to turn African education into a for-profit venture. But investigations show that children and their teachers are getting a raw deal. The dream is wonderful: provide a good education...
(via rss) 15 jul 2017 19:15

Racism Is Rising in Macron's France, a Plague as Deep as the Origins of the French Republic Itself

Marine Le Pen was never really the story so much as the symptom. Marine Le Pen was never really the story so much as the symptom. Ever since global terrorism set the new norm in terms of a permanent threat of bombs in public spaces, mass...
(via rss) 15 jul 2017 09:30

The Biomass Industry's Hollow Self-Regulatory Scheme Has Been Exposed as a Smokescreen to Destroy Fo

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(via rss) 14 jul 2017 22:17

Uruguay, First Country in the World to Legally Regulate Marijuana, Begins Retail Sales Next Week

The international momentum to end marijuana prohibition and the war on drugs continues to intensify. Next week, Uruguay will begin sales of legal marijuana for adult residents. The marijuana legalization proposal was put forward by former...
(via rss) 14 jul 2017 21:50

Mass Arrests of Protesters: Outrageous in Russia, Barely Worth Mentioning in U.S.

The eagerness of US media to disproportionately cover and empathize with Russians, while either ignoring or toeing the government’s line when it comes to mass arrests stateside, speaks to the nationalistic blinders at work. Major media’s...
(via rss) 14 jul 2017 21:19

Uruguay, First Country in the World to Legally Regulate Marijuana, Begins Retail Sales Next Week

But the Uruguayan model is quite different from what's happening in the U.S. Next week, Uruguay will begin sales of legal marijuana for adult residents. The marijuana legalization proposal was put forward by former President José Mujica in...
(via rss) 14 jul 2017 19:03

What Robert Mueller Learned From Enron

The patient, sophisticated and very aggressive prosecution of the energy giant could signal how he will handle the Russia investigation. This story was co-published with The New York Times. It seems safe to assume that nobody read Donald Trump...
(via rss) 14 jul 2017 17:48

The 5 Best Moments from Jeremy Corbyn's Illuminating Interview with Naomi Klein

The British Labour leader on the future of the left, and how we can forge a better world. There are few moral victories in politics, but Jeremy Corbyn's performance in the 2016 British elections almost certainly qualifies, as the Labour Party...
(via rss) 14 jul 2017 15:42

Stephen Colbert Scolds Trump for His Sexist Treatment of French First Lady Brigitte Macron

"Bad Donald! No! Bad!" Stephen Colbert can't blame President Trump for ducking the drama in Washington. After all, "the man has had a really rough week," the "Late Show" host opened Thursday. "His son admitted to colluding with Russia, his...
(via rss) 14 jul 2017 09:45

Oprah Winfrey's 'Year of Adventure' Includes a Trip With Carnival Cruises, Which Has Increased Its C

Oprah has a passion for the environment, so why is she supporting a massive polluter? When Oprah Winfrey declared 2017 her "Year of Adventure," no one imagined that a big piece of her yearlong wanderlust would involve one of the most...
(via rss) 14 jul 2017 09:30

Meet the World's Most Poached and Trafficked Mammal

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