2018-03-01: Social Media Postees

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Headlines for February 27, 2018.
Democracy Now! | 2018-02-27
Supreme Court Deals Major Blow to Trump's Efforts to Cancel DACA, Trump Claims He Would Run into a Building to Stop a School Shooting, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Slams Trump's Idea to Arm Teachers, Georgia Lt. Gov. Threatens to Retaliate Against Delta for Stopping Discount to NRA, WH Aide Ivanka Trump: "Inappropriate" to Ask Her About Reports of Father's Sexual Assault, Trump Proposes Appointing His Private Pilot to Head Federal Aviation Authority, Syrian Gov't Continues Airstrikes & Shelling in Eastern Ghouta During 5-Hour Truce, China Drops Presidential Term Limits, Clearing Path for Xi to Serve Indefinitely, Congo: Soldiers Kill 4 People Protesting Delay of Elections & Kabila's Extended Rule, Israeli Soldiers Arrest 10 Members of Ahed Tamimi's Family, Including Cousin Shot by IDF, Haaretz: Israeli Prosecutor's Office Directly Links PM Netanyahu to Bezeq Bribery Case, ACLU: Jailed Mexican Immigrant Was Beaten and Put in Solitary for Joining a Hunger Strike, Court Rules Civil Rights Law Prohibits Employers from Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Georgia: Reality Leigh Winner to Appear in Court Tuesday, NBA Golden State Warriors Meet with D.C. Kids, Not President Trump, Indian Superstar Actress Sridevi Dies at 54, Health Advocate & Anti-TPP Activist Zahara Heckscher Dies at 53 of Breast Cancer…

Israel Extracts "Confession" From Badly Wounded Cousin of Ahed Tamimi, Jailed Protest Icon.
Robert Mackey | The Intercept | 2018-02-26
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5: 54 a.m. EST | Early Monday morning, Israeli forces detained a teenage Palestinian boy who has been missing part of his skull since December, when he was shot in the head by an Israeli soldier during a protest against the occupation of his West Bank village. | The boy, Mohammed Tamimi, 15, was one of 10 Palestinian residents of the village of Nabi Saleh arrested in a pre-dawn raid. Tamimi's 17-year-old cousin, Ahed, has been in an Israeli military prison since December, when she was filmed slapping an Israeli soldier outside her family home about an hour after Mohammed was shot. | Mohammed was arrested in the middle of the night, and taken away for interrogation, despite the fact that his medical condition has been widely reported on in the Israeli press, and his head remains badly…

The UK lecturer's dispute and the marketisation of higher education.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-01
The attack on university lecturers is one element in a far advanced programme aimed at the destruction of higher education as it has been known for decades.

Reject the sellout of West Virginia teachers' strike!
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-02-28
There is widespread anger among teachers over the sellout deal agreed to by the West Virginia Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia.

Florida Students Return to 'Picture of Education in Fear'.
KELLI KENNEDY, TERRY SPENCER and JOSH REPLOGLE / The Associated Press | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-02-28
PARKLAND, Fla. — Students and teachers passed through tight security cordons of dozens of officers as classes resumed Wednesday for the first time since a troubled teenager with an AR-15 killed 17 people, thrusting them into the center of the nation's gun debate. | The armed police, designed to make Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School feel secure, were accompanied by comfort animals including a donkey and horses. One of the horses had "eagle pride" painted on its side, while a woman held a sign saying "free kisses." | Seeing officers carrying military-style rifles had the opposite effect on some students. | "This is a picture of education in fear in this country. The NRA wants more people just like this, with that exact firearm to scare more people and sell more guns," said David Hogg, who has become a leading voice in the…

West Virginia Teachers Strike Redefines Teacher Unionism.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-02-28
Every public school in the state is closed for a fourth day as thousands of teachers demand better pay, pensions, and healthcare. TRNN speaks to Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, and union activist Lois Weiner…

Robert Reich: The Trump Economy Is Doomed from the Start.
Robert Reich, RobertReich.org | AlterNet.org | 2018-02-28
Corporate tax cuts have never trickled down to workers, and they won't start now. | How to build the economy? Not through trickle-down economics. Tax cuts to the rich and big corporations don't lead to more investment and jobs. The only real way to build the economy is through "rise-up" economics: Investments in our people — their education and skills, their health, and the roads and bridges and public transportation that connects them. Trickle-down doesn't work because money is global. Corporations and the rich whose taxes are cut invest the extra money wherever around the world they can get the highest return. Rise-up economics works because American workers are the only resources uniquely American. Their productivity is the key to our future standard of living. And that productivity depends on their education, health, and infrastructure. | Just look at the evidence. Research shows. . .

The advent of "pop-up" schools in Australia: Yet another assault on public education.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-02-27
"Pop-up" schools are temporary replacements for the huge shortage of public schools capable of providing their students with the classrooms and other facilities they require.

Tuition fees review will escalate marketisation of higher education in UK.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-02-24
At the center of discussions is the introduction of market-based pricing for degree courses, based on likely graduate earnings.

"The Time to Act Is Now": Florida School Shooting Survivors Confront Trump, Rubio on Gun Control.
Democracy Now! | 2018-02-22
"The time to act is now." That's the message of survivors of last week's school shooting in Florida. On Wednesday, the nation witnessed grieving students, parents and teachers powerfully confront the president and lawmakers over gun control in pointed–and often tense–televised exchanges. The day began with students across the United States–from Minnesota to Colorado to Arizona–walking out of class to demand stricter gun laws. Meanwhile, survivors of the shooting descended on the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee to demand lawmakers pass legislation addressing gun violence before the legislative session ends. In the afternoon, President Trump–along with Vice President Mike Pence and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos–hosted a listening session with survivors of recent shootings, including students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Wednesday evening, survivors of the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School sparred with politicians during a town hall hosted by CNN.

Jared Kushner's security clearance downgraded – reports.
RT | RT US News | 2018-02-28
US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has reportedly had his security clearance downgraded. This may complicate US peacemaking efforts in the Middle East, which he is in charge of. | Read Full Article at RT.com

"We've Got To DO Something About Syria!" Uh, No You Don't..
Caitlin Johnstone | MintPress News | 2018-02-28
Opinion — "We've got to do something about Syria!" goes the common Western refrain. Actually, no you don't. "What? You're saying we should just do nothing??" goes the common response. | Yes. Yeah that'd be great. Definitely please get as far away from Syria as possible, thanks. | Arguing that the Western war machine is a good way to bring about peace and justice is like arguing that a bulldozer is a useful tool for brain surgery. Arguing that the Western war machine is a good way to bring about peace and justice in Syria is like arguing that the gasoline which was used to start a house fire can also be used to extinguish it. | The cutesy fairy tale you will hear from empire loyalists is that what started out as peaceful protests slowly morphed into a battle between the Syrian…

“We’ve Got To DO Something About Syria!” Uh, No You Don’t.

Afrofuturism, Liberation and Representation in "Black Panther": A Roundtable Discussion.
Truthout Stories | 2018-02-28
While Black Panther has broken box office records, it has also generated an intense debate. We host a roundtable with three guests: Christopher Lebron, a professor at Johns Hopkins University who recently wrote "Black Panther Is Not the Film We Deserve"; Robyn C. Spencer, a professor at Lehman College, who wrote "Black Feminist Meditations on the Women of Wakanda"; and Carvell Wallace, author of The New York Times Magazine story "Why Black Panther Is a Defining Moment for Black America." | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. In addition to our guests Carvell Wallace and Robyn Spencer, we're joined by Christopher Lebron, professor at Johns Hopkins University, author of The Making of Black Lives Matter. His recent piece, "'Black Panther' Is Not the Film We Deserve." | Thanks so much for being with us,…

The Whole Bushel: Trying to Find Peace of Mind.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-02-28
In this episode, Eze Jackson sits down with beatboxer Shodekeh and emcee Mike Evenn to discuss racism in America, violence in hip-hop, and…

Headlines for February 28, 2018.
Democracy Now! | 2018-02-28
Syrian Gov't Continues Violating 5-Hour Daily "Truce" in Eastern Ghouta, U.N. Report Warns of Sexual Exploitation by Aid Workers in Syria, Supreme Court: U.S. Can Continue to Indefinitely Detain Immigrants & Asylum Seekers, ICE Arrests Over 150 People in Raids in Northern California, 40 Faith Leaders Arrested During Capitol Hill Protest to Demand Clean DREAM Act, WaPo: Officials in 4 Countries Tried to Manipulate Kushner Through Business Ties, NSA Head: Trump Has Not Directed Him to Counter Russian Election Meddling, Florida Lawmakers Vote to Create Statewide Program to Arm Teachers in Classrooms, Afghan President Offers to Begin Peace Talks with the Taliban, Yemen: U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill 5 Civilians Outside Saada, Somalia: Nearly 40 People Killed in 2 Bombings in Mogadishu, Fellow Nobel Peace Prize Winners Criticize Aung San Suu Kyi over Violence Against Rohingya, Committee to Protect Journalists Calls for Probe into Killing of Slovak Journalist, Climate News: Temps Surge at North Pole; Sea Rise Floods U.S. Bases; Shrinking Lake Chad Causes Hunger Crisis, Treasury Department Slashes Puerto Rico's Disaster Relief Loan Fund, U.S. Intelligence Contractor Reality Winner Appears in Court in Georgia, West Virginia Teachers Win Pay Raise After 4-Day Statewide Strike…

Syria: Alleged chemical weapons pact with North Korea would represent 'a betrayal of humanity'.
Amnesty International | 2018-02-27
Reacting to a New York Times article alleging that an unpublished United Nations report reveals that from 2012 to 2017 North Korea secretly shipped supplies to Syria that could be used to produce internationally banned chemical weapons, Lynn Malouf, Director of Research for the Middle East at Amnesty International, said: | "Supplying any state with the means to produce these horrific weapons is utterly deplorable. But to help the Syrian government — which has repeatedly used chemical weapons against civilians — replenish its supplies would be a particularly egregious betrayal of humanity. |

Book Exposes New Zealand's Cover-up of Possible War Crime in Afghanistan.
Darius Shahtahmasebi | MintPress News | 2018-02-27
New Zealand — recently ranked as the least corrupt country in the world by the Transparency Index's Corruptions Perception Index, as well as famously ranked as the world's second most peaceful country last year — has a dark and hidden secret of its own. | The post Book Exposes New Zealand's Cover-up of Possible War Crime in Afghanistan appeared first on MintPress News.

Book Exposes New Zealand’s Cover-up of Possible War Crime in Afghanistan

Thailand: Activist Held Incommunicado in South.
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-02-27
Aiman Hadeng, chair of the Justice for Peace Network, has been detained in a military camp in Thailand's Yala province since February 23, 2018. | © 2018 Justice for Peace Network | (New York) — The Thai government should immediately end the incommunicado military detention of a prominent ethnic Malay Muslim human rights activist, Human Rights Watch said today. Aiman Hadeng, chair of the Justice for Peace Network, has been detained in a military camp in Thailand's Yala province since February 23, 2018, without effective safeguards against mistreatment. | "The Thai military's incommunicado detention of a well-known rights activist should set off alarm bells given the army's long history of abuse in southern Thailand," said Brad Adams, Asia director. "The Thai government can address the growing concerns for Aiman's safety by immediately allowing…

Egypt: Arrests Escalate Ahead of Unfair Elections .
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-02-26
Chairman of Strong Egypt party, Abd al-Moneim Abu al-Fotouh, speaks during a news conference in Cairo, February 4, 2015. | © 2015 Reuters | (Beirut, February 26, 2018) — Egyptian authorities carried out a series of arbitrary arrests in late January and February, 2018, in an escalating crackdown against political opposition, Human Rights Watch said today. Among those arrested is Abd al-Moniem Abu al-Fotouh, a 2012 presidential candidate and the head of the Strong Egypt Party. | The intensifying repression and the use of terrorism-related charges against peaceful activists are emblematic of a government strategy to silence critical voices ahead of the planned presidential elections on March 26-28. Human Rights Watch and 13 other rights organizations have said that they lacked "the minimum requirements for free and fair elections." | "Abu al-Fotouh's arrest…

Iran: Dozens of women ill-treated and at risk of long jail terms for peacefully protesting compulsory veiling.
Amnesty International | 2018-02-26
A warning by Iranian police that women could be jailed for up to a decade for joining protests against compulsory veiling has put dozens at immediate risk of unjust imprisonment and represents an alarming escalation of the authorities' violent crackdown on women's rights, said Amnesty International. | More than 35 women have been violently attacked and arrested in Tehran alone since December 2017 for taking part in ongoing peaceful protests against the discriminatory and abusive practice of compulsory veiling. In an official statement on 23 February, the police warned that women would now be charged with "inciting corruption and prostitution," which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. One of the protestors, Narges Hosseini, was today put on trial before an Ershad (Moral Guidance) court in Tehran on charges that include this new charge. | | "We want to send a message to Washington — there's a storm brewing and we're ready to stand strong for human rights. Our world leaders, including President Trump, need to know…

Iran: Young human rights defenders at risk of torture: Shima Babaee and Dariush Zand.
Amnesty International | 2018-02-23
Young Iranian human rights defenders Shima Babaee, who is campaigning against compulsory veiling, and her husband Dariush Zand are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. Both have been detained in Tehran's Evin prison, without access to family and lawyer following their arrest by the Ministry of Intelligence on 1 February in connection with their peaceful human rights work. They are prisoners of conscience.

Ethiopia: New State of Emergency Risks Renewed Abuses.
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-02-23
Police officers patrol along a road in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 21, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | Ethiopia's newly proclaimed state of emergency risks further closing the space for peaceful political activity, Human Rights Watch said today. The action dashed hopes that the release of key political prisoners days earlier was a first step toward more widespread political reforms. The government should promptly repeal or revise restrictions that violate the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, association, and expression protected under international human rights law. | On February 17, 2018, following Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's resignation, Defense Minister Siraj Fegessa announced a countrywide six-month state of emergency. The Directive of the State of Emergency contains overly broad restrictions and vague language that will facilitate government abuses, Human Rights Watch said. During Ethiopia's

Headlines for February 21, 2018.
Democracy Now! | 2018-02-21
Syria: 200 Killed in Two Days of Gov't Bombing in Eastern Ghouta, Florida Lawmakers Vote Down Debate on Assault-Style Weapons Ban After Parkland Massacre, Trump Calls for Rule Change to Ban "Bump Stocks" After Parkland Shooting, Woman Accusing Trump of Sexual Assault in Trump Tower Demands Release of Security Camera Footage, Woman Accusing Justice Clarence Thomas of Sexual Harassment Calls for His Impeachment, Guess Co-Founder Steps Down After Kate Upton Accuses Him of Groping Her, NYT: Kushner and Kelly Face Off over Security Clearances, Mahmoud Abbas Calls for International Conference to Restart Peace Process, Bahraini Human Rights Activist Nabeel Rajab Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison, U.N.: Hundreds of Thousands Flee Violence in Southeast Democratic Republic of Congo, Minnesota Reaches $850 Million Settlement with 3M over PFCs, Polk Awards Honor Weinstein Exposé, Revelations on U.S. Raid in Yemen…

How Powerful is the NRA?
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-02-28
The NRA's influence in Washington doesn't come from spending money directly on elections; it comes from the organization's ability to mobilize its vast and extremely engaged membership, says Benjamin McKean of Ohio State University…

Col. Wilkerson: Trump's N. Korea Diplomacy 'Absurd'.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-02-27
By refusing to engage in diplomacy with North Korea, the Trump administration could be leading South Korea to break away from its strategic alliance with the U.S., says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson…

Washington has Engaged in Information Warfare, Including Fake News and Trolling, for Years.
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-27
The howling in government and the corporate media and among many liberals about an alleged Russian information war, with bots, trolls and fake news being placed in social media to mislead and incite Americans against each other, might lead one think, like Sen John McCain, that we are practically at war with Russia. Yet it's…

'I know my father': Ivanka Trump's TV riposte about sexual misconduct sets Twitter on fire.
RT | RT US News | 2018-02-26
Ivanka Trump took offense to a question by a TV interviewer about accusations by several women that her father engaged in sexual misconduct. Her response has caused a flame war on Twitter. | Read Full Article at RT.com

Where's the Beef Stroganoff? Eight Sacrilegious Reflections on Russiagate.
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-23
Neo-McCarthyite liberals and other dismal Democrats are clucking about how Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 untouchable Russians for "defrauding" the U.S. by buying some Facebook ads and employing some Internet trolls to "say horrible things" (imagine!) about Hillary Clinton (a horrifically bad politician who was accurately described as a "lying neoliberal warmonger" by a leading U.S. left intellectual trying to get leftists to hold their noses and vote "for" her as the lesser evil) "proves" that Russia engaged in relevant meddling to undermine U.S. "democracy" on Donald Trump's behalf during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Headlines for February 23, 2018.
Democracy Now! | 2018-02-23
National Rifle Association Attacks Gun Control Advocates, Trump Repeats Call to Arm Teachers in Wake of Florida School Massacre, Deputy Who Failed to Engage Florida School Shooter Retires, Texas School District to Punish Students Protesting Gun Violence, Minneapolis Mayor Joins Student Protests as Orono Schools Lock Down, Russia Delays U.N. Security Council Resolution on Syria Bloodshed, UNICEF Executive Resigns Following Reports of Sexual Harassment, Haiti Suspends Oxfam over Sex Crimes and Cover-Up, Video Shows Dead Palestinian Was Beaten by Soldiers, Rebutting Israeli Claims, Florida: Prisoner Screams "Murderers!" as Lethal Drugs Administered, Alabama Halts Execution of Cancer Sufferer over Collapsed Veins, Texas Grants Clemency to Death Row Prisoner Amid Father's Plea, Special Counsel Mueller Files New Charges Against Manafort and Gates, Missouri Gov. Greitens Indicted on Felony Invasion of Privacy Charge…

Sanders Introduces Bill to End Catastrophic US War in Yemen.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-03-01
Three years of U.S.-Saudi war has turned Yemen into the worst humanitarian crisis on Earth. Senators Bernie Sanders and Mike Lee introduced a bipartisan bill to end the U.S. role in the war.

Bernie Sanders Wants Congress to End U.S. Support for Yemen War. Saudi Lobbyists Fought Similar Measures Last Year..
Lee Fang | The Intercept | 2018-02-28
The resolution aims to use the War Powers Act to end U.S. involvement in a campaign that has claimed thousands of civilian lives and led to mass starvation. | The post Bernie Sanders Wants Congress to End U.S. Support for Yemen War. Saudi Lobbyists Fought Similar Measures Last Year. appeared first on The Intercept.

Sanders, Lee and Murphy Introduce Yemen War Powers Resolution.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-02-28
The bipartisan bill from Sens. Bernie Sanders, Mike Lee, and Chris Murphy will force the first-ever vote in the Senate to withdraw U.S. armed forces from an unauthorized war…

Bernie Sanders bashed for spreading 'false story' while deflecting blame for being 'Kremlin-backed'.
RT | RT US News | 2018-02-26
Bernie Sanders, who was attacked for the alleged support his campaign received from "Kremlin trolls," is now accused of supporting a false story about how his campaign worked with that of Hillary Clinton against those trolls. | Read Full Article at RT.com

Masha Gessen: Did a Russian Troll Farm's Inflammatory Posts Really Sway the 2016 Election for Trump?
Democracy Now! | 2018-02-23
The Justice Department recently indicted 13 Russians and three companies in connection with efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election. The indicted are accused of orchestrating an online propaganda effort to undermine the U.S. election system. The indictment claims the Russians spread negative information online about Hillary Clinton and supportive information about Donald Trump, as well as Bernie Sanders–but some are warning against overstating what Russia accomplished. For more, we speak with award-winning Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen, a longtime critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Her recent piece for The New Yorker is titled "The Fundamental Uncertainty of Mueller's Russia Indictments."

Four Stories From Drivers Who Have Struggled With Unpaid Tickets.
Truthout Stories | 2018-02-28
We've been reporting on how unpaid parking and automated traffic camera tickets can quickly spiral out of control for Chicago's working poor, and particularly for African Americans. | Thousands of drivers file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy each year to cope with ticket debt, getting a chance to lift license suspensions or to protect their vehicles from the city's boot list. | But bankruptcy often leaves drivers in worse financial shape. | Here are the stories of some drivers who have struggled with the consequences of their unpaid tickets. Some managed to pay off their debts; others are now in bankruptcy court. | By sharing these stories, we hope to start a conversation about how Chicago's ticketing and debt collection affect people's lives. I'd love to hear about your experiences. Please email me at melissa.sanchez@propublica.org. | Rosalva Nava: | Rosalva Nava,…

Duck and Cover.
Winslow Myers | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-27
Once those articulate Florida high school students, God love them, are finished exposing the craven emptiness of politicians like Marco Rubio and others subverted by the NRA, they might want to turn to nuclear weapons as another sacred cow ripe for the "we call B.S." treatment. The acute dangers of gun violence and nuclear weapons…

Haunting Ourselves.
Martin Billheimer | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-26
"My drug is myself." — Henri Michaux The Oriental style+ in drugs died a long time ago. Today's fentanyl crowd has no use for the Old Man of the Mountains or the Kufic smoke of a wistful nargila. Ritual has evaporated into a simple base price and narcotic love-death visions add up to a clerical…

'US generals would love it!': Trump vows to hold 'reasonably' cheap parade with 'lots of flyovers'.
RT | RT US News | 2018-02-26
President Trump is relentless in his dream of boosting his country's "spirit" with a grand military parade in Washington DC. He said US generals, and he personally, would love to showcase American might, if the budget allows. | Read Full Article at RT.com

The Second Amendment.
David Stansfield | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-26
It's quite understandable that you want to be able to defend your loved ones by exercising your God-given Second Amendment right to shoot any bad guy who invades your home. But please make sure you stick to what the 1791 Second Amendment actually says:…

Singapore style: Trump 'loves' idea of executing drug dealers.
RT | RT US News | 2018-02-26
As America grapples with its endemic drug problem, Donald Trump reportedly has a soft spot for Singapore's no-nonsense method of handling offenders. But would such draconian measures fly in the US? | Read Full Article at RT.com

He Spent 40 Years Alone in the Woods, and Now Scientists Love Him.
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-02-23

How Big Pharma Is Corrupting the Truth About the Drugs It Sells Us.
Kate Harveston, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-01
Where's the government oversight we need to stop this? | Remember how appalled we felt as a society when we discovered that, for so long, we had been mistakenly taking Big Tobacco's word that cigarettes are harmless? Rinse and repeat with lobbyists for Big Alcohol fear-mongering about legal weed. And again and again with a panoply of consumer-level commodities and goods. Nowadays we have all these familiar worries, but about our drugs and medications instead. It's become so bad that there's now reason to believe Big Pharma is also colluding to poison the well of scientific inquiry. The truth is, there are many examples of private industry paying for positive press from the scientific community. When you look closer at our spending priorities as a nation, it's not entirely difficult to see why. As public funding for the sciences has fallen away,. . .

6 Major Findings From the U.S. Federal Climate Science Special Report That Trump Will Probably Deny.
Mary Mazzoni, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-01
When it comes to climate, it's the Trump administration against the world. | Climate change took center stage as business leaders and heads of state poured into Davos, Switzerland, recently for the World Economic Forum. The WEF Global Risks report, launched each year in advance of the Forum, cited "extreme weather events," "natural disasters," and "failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation" as the most dangerous challenges facing the global community. So it came as no surprise when world leaders used the event to sound the climate alarm yet again. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for global cooperation on climate action, while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi characterized climate change as the "greatest threat to the survival of human civilization as we know it. " Even business moguls jumped into the fold, with the. . .

Philippines: Detained Duterte critic must be freed immediately.
Amnesty International | 2018-02-23
The Philippines authorities must immediately drop all charges and release prisoner of conscience Senator Leila de Lima, an outspoken critic of President Duterte who has been jailed on politically motivated drug charges, Amnesty International said ahead of the anniversary of her arrest. | Senator Leila de Lima was arrested on 24 February 2017 on three separate spurious charges under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act. In the lead up to her arrest, President Duterte and other supporters had led a vicious campaign of harassment and intimidation against the Senator and falsely tried to implicate her in the drug trade. | | "The…

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