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Bolivia: The 21st Century Coup d’État and Its Crimes Against Humanity By Alex Anfruns

After the coup d’état, repression is advancing by leaps and bounds in Bolivia. The dictatorship persecutes the “narco-traffickers”, “vandals” and “terrorists”, that is to say: the social movements, former members of the government, peasants and indigenous people who demonstrate and are assassinated by the army (35 dead and more than 800 wounded). The de facto government criminalizes international human rights …

Mainstream Media Disregarding Poll Findings Showing Bernie Sanders’ Progress By Jerry Policoff

A simple review of the recent polls shows that the mainstream media are ignoring polling trends that favor Bernie Sanders. The Real Clear Politics web site performs a great service by tracking and archiving most national and state political polls  Unfortunately they don’t offer much analysis regarding what the polls reveal, and neither does the media which usually seems more disposed to …

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The Art of Doublespeak: Bellingcat and Mind Control By Edward Curtin

In the 1920s, the influential American intellectual Walter Lippman argued that the average person was incapable of seeing or understanding the world clearly and needed to be guided by experts behind the social curtain. In a number of books he laid out the theoretical foundations for the practical work of Edward Bernays, who developed “public relations” (aka propaganda) to carry out this task …

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Nobody Will Save You from Climate Catastrophes

Nobody Will Save You from Climate Catastrophes   Richard Gale and Gary Null PhD Progressive Radio Network, December 13, 2019 Since Rachel Carson’s seminal work Silent Spring published in 1962, hardened activist Baby Boomers and today’s senior citizens have taken on challenges to ban DDT, fluorocarbon pollution, acid rain caused by industrial sulfuric and nitric acids, nuclear power, and supported Ralph Nader’s …

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The Six Ways Football Groomed Us for President Trump

Because everything is so Trumpian these days, there’s less air or space for the only other mass entertainment that promotes tribalism and toxic masculinity while keeping violence in vogue: football. In the age of The Donald, it’s hard to remember that football was once the nation’s greatest television reality show. Because real people actually got really hurt in real time, …

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Trump Signs Order Interpreting Judaism As A Nationality And Race

UPDATE: With his son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner hovering inches behind him, President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that interprets Judaism as a nationality or race and religion so that the federal government can threaten to withhold funds from schools deemed to be fostering anti-semitism in school activities, programs, curricula and classrooms. What it really will do is put a …

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‘Atrocious’: 188 Democrats Join GOP to Hand Trump $738 Billion Military Budget That Includes ‘Space Force’ by Jake Johnson

More than 180 House Democrats joined a nearly united Republican caucus Wednesday night to pass a sweeping $738 billion military spending bill that gives President Donald Trump his long-sought “Space Force,” free rein to wage endless wars, and a green light to continue fueling the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen. Just 48 members of the House, including 41 Democrats, voted against …

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How Does One of the Most Hated Industries Stay Profitable? by MARTHA ROSENBERG

Pharma is one of the public’s most detested industries. But despite its low approval ratings and a plethora of government lawsuits, Pharma continues to thrive. Here are some of the tricks up its sleeve that enable its continued profiteering. 1. Astroturf Patients Pharma promotes fake patient advocacy groups to lobby for its interests. These front groups often push the FDA to …

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Deep Trouble for Arctic and Beyond: NOAA Climate Report Warns of Feedback Loop That ‘May Already Be Underway’ by Jessica Corbett

In addition to warning that “the feedback to accelerating climate change may already be underway,” the U.S. government’s latest report on conditions in the Arctic reveals that temperatures in the region are persistently warming, leading to land and sea ice melting, permafrost thawing, species being threatened with extinction, and putting Native communities at risk. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday …