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Donald Trump is a Real Threat to the Survival of the Human Species

Alan Singer at the Huffington Post writes about the Trump Team Revives McCarthyism in War on the Environment.  Singer writes, “Climate change deniers argue that the Earth’s climate sensitivity is so low that humans can use the atmosphere as a garbage dump pumping out carbon dioxide without worrying about global warming. Donald Trump has called climate change a ‘hoax’ and tweeted that ‘global warming’ is a plot by the Chinese ‘to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.’”

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Why the Nazis studied American race laws for inspirationc

On 5 June 1934, about a year and half after Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of the Reich, the leading lawyers of Nazi Germany gathered at a meeting to plan what would become the Nuremberg Laws, the centrepiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi race regime. The meeting was an important one, and a stenographer was present to take down a verbatim transcript, to be preserved by the ever-diligent Nazi bureaucracy as a record of a crucial moment in the creation of ...

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Court to Hear Lawsuit Against Bush for Nuremberg War Crimes

On Monday, December 12th, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal in San Francisco will hear arguments in a first–of-its-kind lawsuit against former President George W. Bush, alleging that Bush engaged in a war of aggression against Iraq. “War of aggression” is a crime under the international law which evolved out of the Nuremberg Trials after World War II. The hearing will take up an appeal to a previous dismissal of the case which was based on a judge’s prior ...

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César Chelala – Poverty: The Dark Side of the American Empire

If we have learned anything from this last presidential election it’s that poverty continues to be an ignored concept by president-elect Trump and by U. S. politicians. Although both avoid using the word like a naked man avoids a poisonous snake, poverty is integral to the current reality of the U.S. socio- political landscape. The selection by president- elect Trump of the richest cabinet in the country’s history doesn’t bode well for the poor in America.
Poverty is a state of ...
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Black Agenda Radio – 12.12.16

Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective.

Ajamu Baraka, who ran for vice president on the Green Party ticket, was a featured speaker at a conference of Southern Human Rights Organizers, in Jackson, Mississippi. Baraka was a co-founder of the U.S. Human Rights Network. He believes that progressive voters were too scared of Donald Trump to give the Greens a try.

Bruce Dixon, the Managing Editor of Black Agenda Report, is also ...

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The hidden costs of RCEP and corporate trade deals in Asia

If signed, RCEP would grant corporations the exclusive right to bypass domestic legal systems and sue governments at international tribunals whenever they feel government regulation can limit their profits. New research reveals that investors have launched 50 lawsuits at secret international arbitration tribunals against governments negotiating the RCEP agreement for at least $31 billion US dollars.

The report by The Transnational Institute (TNI), Friends of the Earth International (FOEI), Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ), Focus on the Global South and ...

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Half of people believe fake facts

  • Around 50% of us are susceptible to believing we’ve experienced fictitious events, University of Warwick research finds
  • False memory study included over 400 people
  • Raises questions around the authenticity of memories used in forensic investigations, court rooms.
  • Misinformation in the news can create incorrect collective memories, affecting behaviour and attitudes of society.

Many people are prone to ‘remembering’ events that never happened, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

In a study on false memories, Dr Kimberley Wade in the Department of Psychology ...

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The Infectious Myth – Robert Darby on Circumcision – 12.06.16

David interviews Robert Darby, an opponent of circumcision, who is very knowledgeable in all aspects. This discussion was prompted when a doctor had his paper in opposition to one of Darby’s retracted, because the only peer reviewer turned out to be a frequent co-author. The discussion passes through the touted benefits, the rare and common harms, the anatomy and purpose of the foreskin, the changing positions of governments and health authorities around the world and, of course, its role in ...
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Stephen Hawking – This is the most dangerous time for our planet

As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the world’s great universities. Within that town, the scientific community that I became part of in my 20s is even more rarefied.

And within that scientific community, the small group of international theoretical physicists with whom I have spent my working life might sometimes be tempted to regard themselves as the pinnacle. In addition ...

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Thelma Mejia – Journalism in Honduras Trapped in Violence

He heard about a vehicle that had rolled and was the first on the scene of the accident. When he saw four men in the car, he called the emergency number, for help. Little did he know that they were members of a powerful “mara” or gang.

Furious that he was making the phone call, they shot and wounded him, and forced him to get back into the TV station’s van, along with the cameraman and driver, and drove off with ...

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