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Slamming China Won’t Save Fossil Capitalism From Itself – CounterPunch.org
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The planet is burning and the arsonists are in charge, as one environmentalist once observed. So in late June and early July, with extreme heat afflicting a quarter of the globe, it became clear that the time had come for the Biden government, and indeed ...[Read more]
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‘A Very Serious Threat’: CDC Document Warns Delta Variant Is as Contagious as Chickenpox
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An internal slide presentation assembled by officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that the Delta variant of the coronavirus—now the dominant strain in the U.S. and across much of the world—is as transmissible as chickenpox, ...[Read more]
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Cuba’s cultural counter-revolution: US gov’t-backed rappers, artists gain fame as ‘catalyst for current unrest’
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Over the past decade, the US government has spent millions of dollars to cultivate anti-government Cuban rappers, rock musicians, artists, and journalists in an explicit bid to weaponize “desocialized and marginalized youth.” The strategy implemented ...[Read more]
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Drone Whistleblower Gets 45 Months in Prison for Revealing Ongoing US War Crimes
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On July 27, a federal district court judge in Alexandria, Virginia, sentenced former U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst Daniel Hale to 45 months in prison for revealing evidence of U.S. war crimes. In 2015, Hale, whose job involved identifying targets f ...[Read more]
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The Right Wing Wants Misinformation and Manufactured Ignorance, Not Democracy
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Manufactured ignorance now thrives in a world of interlacing disasters. This age of consuming catastrophes is part and parcel of an age of survival-of-the fittest economics fueled by the rise of right-wing authoritarianism and political extremists. The ru ...[Read more]
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Washington County’s New Rules Against Fossil Fuel Expansion Celebrated as ‘Blueprint’ for Nation
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In a move that comes as wildfires ravage the Western United States and could serve as a model for communities nationwide, the Whatcom County Council in Washington voted unanimously on Tuesday night to approve new policies aimed at halting local fossil fue ...[Read more]
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Biden Upholds Last-Minute Trump Memo That Would Send 4,000 People Back to Prison
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Marquez is one of over 4,000 people who were released from federal prison to home confinement under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to stem the spread of COVID-19 behind bars. The CARES Act prioritizes the release of people ...[Read more]
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Sanders, Lee, and Murphy Slam Biden Administration’s First Drone Strike in Somalia
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A trio of senators, including Bernie Sanders of Vermont, issued a statement late Thursday condemning the U.S. military's drone strike in Somalia earlier this week, the first known bombing of the East African country since President Joe Biden took office i ...[Read more]
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America’s history wars get serious: Texas GOP wants to dump MLK — and whitewash the KKK
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In the infamous 1857 Dred Scott decision, Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney proclaimed that Black people have "no rights that the white man is bound to respect." Today's Jim Crow Republican Party, and the white right more broadly, have taken the spi ...[Read more]
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‘A Huge Outrage’: Senate Panel Approves $25 Billion Pentagon Budget Increase
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"Not so incidentally, the $25 billion spending increase approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee exactly matches the cost to scale up Covid-19 vaccine production to meet global demand." ...[Read more]
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Why is Bezos flying to space? Because billionaires think Earth is a sinking ship
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It is not a coincidence that the richest people in America are funding a new space race. They are not motivated by a love of technology, or even a belief in the universe as a business opportunity. Let’s call this what it is: they are making plans to get ...[Read more]
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