Doomsday Clock Statement: 90 seconds to midnight 2023, A time of unprecedented danger

Jan 24, 2023 by

  This year, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moves the hands of the Doomsday Clock...

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Russia and West on verge of ‘real war’ 

Jan 24, 2023 by

The current situation in Ukraine demonstrates that the conflict between Russia and the West can no longer be defined as a “hybrid...

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94% Of Forest-Based Carbon Offsets Certified By Leading Global Provider Are ‘Phantom Credits’ 

Jan 24, 2023 by

Are carbon offsets a useful tool on the road to net zero or simply another form of greenwashing?A new investigation from The...

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Alert: Biden says U.S. would defend Taiwan against Chinese invasion 

Jan 24, 2023 by

Some observers say the remarks contradict a long-standing preference from U.S. administrations for ambiguity on the issue of...

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It Didn’t Start With Trump: The Decades-Long Saga of How the GOP Went Crazy

Jan 24, 2023 by

Since the 1950s, the GOP has repeatedly mined fear, resentment, prejudice, and grievance and played to extremist forces so the party...

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Is Cold War Between the United States and China Inevitable?

Jan 24, 2023 by

A new biography of George Kennan, the father of containment, raises questions about whether the old Cold War—and the emerging...

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Fukushima: Don’t dump on us 

Jan 24, 2023 by

Pacific Islanders, marine scientists, urge Japan not to dump Fukushima radioactive water into ocean  

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King Advocated Disobeying Unjust Laws 

Jan 24, 2023 by

Dr. King believed that society has a responsibility to disobey unjust laws. And right now in America, we have become the land of...

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Checking In With Joseph Stiglitz on the State of Inequality 

Jan 24, 2023 by

The Nobel Prize-winning economist calls for a global tax on high earners at 70% and a 2-3% wealth tax on large fortunes to combat...

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Biden 2024 Decision Pits the Party’s Elites Against Most Democrats

Jan 24, 2023 by

Denial at the top of the Democratic Party about Joe Biden’s shaky footing for a re-election run in 2024 became more untenable over...

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The Pentagon’s Version of the World Is Not the World

Jan 24, 2023 by

Now, the Department of Defense has delivered another massive intelligence failure, this time on China’s future threat to American...

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How the Israeli Right-Wing Settler Movement Normalized IDF Drone Warfare in the Occupied West Bank, Gaza

Jan 24, 2023 by

Whether armed or not, drones function as a form of psychological terror for those living underneath them.  

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This Is Absurd. The Debt Ceiling Must Be Abolished 

Jan 24, 2023 by

Given the hostage threats by Republicans, it is obvious that the U.S. should join the vast majority of rich countries around the...

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Three weeks and 39 mass shootings. This is America in 2023. 

Jan 24, 2023 by

Communities from Goshen, California, to Baltimore, Maryland, are reeling while others brace for the possibility of such violence in...

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The New York Times Is Orwell’s Ministry of Truth. “Newspeak, Double-Speak” 

Jan 24, 2023 by

according to the esteemed editorial writers, this is not a U.S. proxy war. No, it is simply Russian aggression, supported by “the...

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Depleted Under Trump, a ‘Traumatized’ EPA Struggles With Its Mission

Jan 24, 2023 by

Despite an injection of funding, the agency still has not recovered from an exodus of scientists and policy experts, both insiders...

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Endangered foods: why our diet is narrower than ever – and the UK urgently needs to save these seven foods

Jan 24, 2023 by

What does it mean when a food or drink becomes “endangered”, when there are so few people producing it that it is on the brink of...

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‘2022 Was Deadly’: Killings of Journalists Jumped by Nearly 50%

Jan 24, 2023 by

The deadliest year for media workers since 2018 was driven in large part by the war in Ukraine and a rise in killings in Latin...

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Gentle policing: Social workers team up with Raleigh officers to successfully respond to over 1,000 calls

Jan 24, 2023 by

This type of community policing grew out of the calls to defund police. Instead, cities like Raleigh shifted funding for a kinder,...

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Warren Slams Republicans for Creating ‘Economic Chaos’ to Protect the Rich

Jan 24, 2023 by

“If this were really about the national debt, then there are plenty of places we could go to stitch up loopholes, like no more...

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Pronoun fines and jail time for librarians: Republicans target LGBTQ+ rights with new laws

Jan 24, 2023 by

Texas has filed the most anti-LGBTQ+ laws, a total of 36. Missouri has introduced or passed 26 bills, followed by North Dakota, and...

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Riotsville, U.S.A.: New documentary shows the bizarre beginnings of police militarization 

Jan 24, 2023 by

How the director of an astonishing new documentary used old government footage to shed light on the present.  

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We Need Housing for People to Live In, Not for Corporations to Invest In

Jan 24, 2023 by

Unhoused people on our sidewalks, in shelters, in motels, in tents: this is our present and our future if we don’t see some...

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Harvard Changed Its Mind on Ken Roth—Not on Allowing Free Speech About Palestine

Jan 24, 2023 by

If even a highly respected establishment figure like Ken Roth can be targeted for speaking out against Israel’s abuse of Palestinian...

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Thousands in the Peruvian Capital Demand the Resignation of the Military-backed Regime 

Jan 24, 2023 by

In continuing the legacy of supporting military coups against progressive and socialist-oriented movements throughout Latin America,...

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Shareholder Resolutions Push Big Banks to Phase Out Fossil Fuel Financing

Jan 24, 2023 by

“Any climate commitment from a bank that is still financing fossil fuel expansion is greenwashing, pure and simple,” said...

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DOJ Suit Against Google Heralded as Among ‘Most Important Antitrust Cases’ in US History

Jan 24, 2023 by

“Never before has a single private institution concentrated so much power and control over so many corners of our...

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Retired chief FBI official involved in Trump-Russia probe arrested for ties to Russia, stealing $225K 

Jan 24, 2023 by

A retired chief Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) official who reportedly worked on the Trump-Russia probe was arrested and charged...

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‘Wall Street Loves Layoffs’: Rich Investors Demand More Carnage as Tech Slashes Jobs

Jan 24, 2023 by

One pro-worker coalition called Amazon’s recent job cuts “sacrificial symbols for Wall Street.”  

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Sinema Challenger Gallego Sets Arizona Fundraising Record With $1 Million 24-Hour Haul

Jan 24, 2023 by

“We’re running a grassroots campaign to take back this seat for hardworking Arizonans, and this fundraising record proves...

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Critics Rip ‘MAGA Extremists’ Over Plan to Hike Social Security Retirement Age to 70

Jan 24, 2023 by

“Medicare and Social Security are non-negotiable,” responded Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan. “Risking default or...

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Airline CEO Admits Ticket Scam Permitted By Buttigieg

Jan 24, 2023 by

United Airlines’ CEO said airlines are selling seats for flights they can’t staff — but Buttigieg hasn’t acted on state...

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Moderna’s COVID Vaccine Price Hike Reveals Government’s Failure 

Jan 24, 2023 by

The U.S. co-invented the mRNA vaccine. So why doesn’t it act like it?  

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160 Lawyers Push Biden to Take Cuba Off State Sponsors of Terrorism List

Jan 24, 2023 by

“Policy—and electoral—concerns appear to have always kept Cuba on the SSOT list, rather than actually meeting the...

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The Police Killing of ‘Cop City’ Protester Tortuguita Terán is a Blow to Dissent 

Jan 24, 2023 by

January 18, state troopers shot and killed Tortuguita Terán, who belonged to a contingent of climate activists occupying forest land...

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Classified documents discovered at Mike Pence’s Indiana home

Jan 24, 2023 by

A dozen documents with classified document markings were found in former Vice President Mike Pence’s Carmel, Indiana, home last...

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House Democrats seek IRS probe for ‘failures to conduct presidential audits’ in letter to government watchdog 

Jan 24, 2023 by

Democrats in the House of Representatives are asking a government watchdog to probe the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the...

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Alert: AARP And The AFL CIO Are Pushing Medicare Disadvantage

Jan 24, 2023 by

AARP And The AFL Are Now Partnering With Insurance Companies To Push Medicare Disadvantage — Euphemistically Called Medicare...

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‘Sounds Like a Plan’: Biden Given Roadmap for 100% Clean Energy by 2035

Jan 24, 2023 by

“This new report not only shows that President Biden’s climate goals for the power sector are achievable—but it is...

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Five truths about the pending debt-ceiling fight that the mainstream media doesn’t want you to know

Jan 24, 2023 by

“Both-sides”ism is rampant. And it’s seriously misleading the public.  

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Why Oligarchs Don’t Just Want to Be Rich, But Kill Democracy Too 

Jan 23, 2023 by

An extraordinary investigative report from documented.net tells how morbidly rich families, their companies, and their personal...

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Ukraine update: Western nations are still playing games, Ukraine is still paying the price

Jan 23, 2023 by

Increasing indications that even if Germany doesn’t send Leopards of its own, the “Leopard alliance” of Estonia, Finland, Lithuania,...

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Meta makes ‘balanced’ decision on Ukrainian neo-Nazi regiment 

Jan 23, 2023 by

 Content about the notorious Azov will be freely posted on Facebook and Instagram again, a Ukrainian minister says...

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To prevent the next Ukraine, we need clarity about the role of nuclear weapons 

Jan 23, 2023 by

No, we can’t snap our fingers and make Russia’s nuclear weapons disappear, and Putin is not about to get rid of his trump card. But...

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The MAGA Threat Is Greater Today Than It Was in 2020

Jan 23, 2023 by

McCarthy got his gavel, but MAGA pulls his strings. The GOP is comfy with armed fascists, SCOTUS is rolling back the 20th century....

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Does the Democratic Base Think Biden Is the Best Choice for 2024? Let’s Ask Them

Jan 23, 2023 by

The president doesn’t want to ask the question of loyal Democratic voters because he probably wouldn’t like the answer....

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The Whole of Europe Turned Into a Battlefield 

Jan 23, 2023 by

the U.S. and NATO are enhancing the deployment of their forces in Europe, increasingly close to Russia. In Romania, NATO deployed...

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US Expands Training of Taiwanese Military with National Guard 

Jan 23, 2023 by

The US has expanded its training of the Taiwanese military to include a program involving the US National Guard, Nikkei Asia reported...

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How Elon Musk Is Aiding The US’ Regime Change Operation In Iran3

Jan 23, 2023 by

Elon Musk has announced that he is helping to smuggle hundreds of Starlink satellite communications devices into Iran. The South...

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Manchin-Romney Attack on Social Security Is ‘Last Thing We Need’: Sanders

Jan 23, 2023 by

The Vermont Independent called for expanding popular federal programs rather than allowing a bipartisan commission to propose...

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The Science (and Business) Behind COVID-19 Disinformation

Jan 23, 2023 by

Covid-19 disinformation is coordinated, effective, lucrative, and costs lives. This is true during the pandemic and it will be true...

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Report: Mothers in states with abortion bans nearly 3 times more likely to die

Jan 23, 2023 by

The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed nations, and government officials and health experts are concerned...

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As Police Violence Reaches All-Time Highs, Are We Ready to Shrink Police Budgets?

Jan 23, 2023 by

Instead of city governments embracing the life-affirming idea of diverting money away from murderous police, media pundits and...

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Alert: Analysis Shows Corporate Prosecutions Hit Record Low in 2022 Under Biden

Jan 23, 2023 by

“The decision to criminally charge a business in contrast to an individual for engaging in white-collar criminal activity is...

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Public defenders slam Newsom for slashing budget, prioritizing  prosecution 

Jan 23, 2023 by

Newsom’s proposed budget cuts $50 million from an established resentencing program, which public defenders say will keep people...

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How Billionaires Shape The News They Own

Jan 23, 2023 by

Citizen Bezos’ latest visit to the Washington Post newsroom explains why independent media is so necessary.  

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3M to Stop Producing PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ by End of 2025

Jan 23, 2023 by

3M Co., confronting regulatory pressure and lawsuits that threaten billions of dollars in damages, will stop making so-called forever...

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‘Cancel This Failed Experiment’: Physicians Tell Biden HHS to End Medicare Privatization Pilot

Jan 23, 2023 by

The program “presents a threat to the integrity of traditional Medicare, and an opportunity for corporations to take money from...

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Women’s March Holds Nationwide Rallies on 50th Anniversary of Roe 

Jan 23, 2023 by

The annual march, which was started in 2017 as a reaction to the election of President Donald J. Trump, this year focused on abortion...

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If America Had Fair Laws, 60 Million Workers Would Join a Union Tomorrow

Jan 23, 2023 by

According to the latest data, the ranks of unionized workers grew by 200,000 between 2021 and 2022. If the United States’...

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‘Night is descending on Israel’: Over 100,000 rally in Tel Aviv; largest protest yet 

Jan 23, 2023 by

Demonstrators come out in force to oppose overhaul of judicial system; rallies also held in Jerusalem, Haifa, Beersheba and other...

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Free Julian Assange: Noam Chomsky, Dan Ellsberg & Jeremy Corbyn Lead Call at Belmarsh Tribunal 

Jan 23, 2023 by

Former British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, famed linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky...

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Alert: 42 States Ban or Challenge Critical Race Theory

Jan 23, 2023 by

EducationWeek has documented that:“42 states have introduced bills or taken other steps that would restrict teaching critical race...

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White House Takes Executive Action To Help Protect Medication Abortion

Jan 23, 2023 by

The memorandum directs the Health and Human Services secretary, in consultation with the attorney general and the Homeland Security...

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‘Fox News in Spanish’: The new right-wing media outlet courting Latino voters

Jan 23, 2023 by

English-only initiatives have been common among MAGA Republicans. But a new right-wing media outlet, Americano Media, is using...

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Judge criticizes Ron DeSantis’ firing of Democratic prosecutor but declines to reinstate Andrew Warren 

Jan 23, 2023 by

US District Judge Robert Hinkle said in his opinion Friday that DeSantis’ suspension of Andrew Warren, the ousted state attorney for...

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Senate Democrats Finally Control Committee Majorities. What Now? 

Jan 23, 2023 by

Here are nine practical and urgent suggestions.  

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‘Good News for Bees’ as Top EU Court Closes Pesticide Loophole

Jan 23, 2023 by

“Derogations with neonicotinoid-treated seeds are now definitely banned,” said one advocate. “This ruling is...

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An unlikely alliance: could US far right and progressives agree on defense cuts? 

Jan 23, 2023 by

Progressives and ‘America first’ Republicans in Congress both want to re-examine US military budget — but for vastly different...

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U.S. government cracks down on scammy organic labels

Jan 23, 2023 by

The government has new rules to determine what’s really organic and what’s a sham. The term “organic” has...

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7 Cop City protestors charged with domestic terrorism after Atlanta police shoot and kill one 

Jan 23, 2023 by

 Investigators on Thursday released the identity of the person who was shot and killed by law enforcement officers who were trying to...

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The Role Of The Brazilian Military In The Coup Attempt

Jan 23, 2023 by

Members Of The Military Are Being Investigated As Part Of The Investigation Into The January 8 Invasion By Bolsonaristas In Brasilia....

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Legal expert calls for new Brett Kavanaugh investigation amid explosive documentary allegations 

Jan 23, 2023 by

“The documentary alleges that the FBI failed to reach out to 4500 people who sent in tips prior to Kavanaugh’s...

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McCarthy Fills Oversight Panel With Conspiracy Kooks, Bigots And Election Deniers 

Jan 23, 2023 by

House Republicans have reportedly selected four of their most extreme members to serve on the Committee on Oversight and...

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FDA proposes switching to annual coronavirus vaccine, mimicking flu model 

Jan 23, 2023 by

The proposed change is designed to reduce the complexity of the vaccine regimen for the public, doctors and manufacturers....

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What the ‘Weaponization’ Committee Is Really After 

Jan 23, 2023 by

Beyond the political risk for Biden and his legacy, there is a larger danger for the country—specifically the Judiciary...

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NPR uncovered secret execution tapes from Virginia. More remain hidden

Jan 23, 2023 by

Four tapes mysteriously donated to a library reveal uncertainty behind the scenes of the death chamber — and indicate the prison...

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Alert: The #NoFly list is a #MuslimBan list – Papers, Please!

Jan 23, 2023 by

Swiss hacker maia arson crimew has found versions of the Transportation Security Administration’s “No-Fly” and “Selectee” lists...

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Asylum For Sale, Profit And Protest In The Migration Industry 

Jan 23, 2023 by

On the heels of last week’s North America Trilateral Summit, from which not much changed within the migratory system, today’s episode...

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Canada settles residential schools lawsuit for $2.8bn 

Jan 23, 2023 by

Canada has agreed to pay C$2.8bn ($2.9bn; £1.68bn) to settle a class-action lawsuit seeking compensation for the loss of language and...

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Fentanyl Test Strips Save Lives, Yet Most States Ban Them As “Drug Paraphernalia” 

Jan 23, 2023 by

States should emulate Alaska and repeal their drug paraphernalia laws, but at a minimum, state lawmakers should make it legal for...

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Meet the gay imam changing attitudes from within 

Jan 23, 2023 by

An Islamic scholar who broke taboos when he came out is empowering gay Muslims around the world. Hate he was prepared for, but the...

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Iran’s Unrest Triggers Explosion Of Fake News 

Jan 22, 2023 by

Some Of The Most Incendiary Accusations Made Against Iran’s Government By Corporate Media, Celebrity Influencers And Western Leaders...

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Watch the 2023 Doomsday Clock announcement 

Jan 22, 2023 by

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a live virtual news conference at 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, to...

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Top Russia official warns West about ‘global catastrophe’ over weapons to Ukraine

Jan 22, 2023 by

The chairman of Russia’s lower house invoked the use of nuclear weapons in a social media post.  

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Alert: U.S. to send hundreds of armored vehicles, rockets to Ukraine 

Jan 22, 2023 by

The United States said on Thursday it would send hundreds of armored vehicles plus rockets and artillery shells to Ukraine as part of...

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Jeffrey Sachs: The War in Ukraine and the Missing Context & Perspective

Jan 22, 2023 by

In this episode of The Source, we talk with world-renowned economist and best-selling author Jeffrey Sachs about the war in Ukraine....

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The GOP Speaker Battle May Have Been a Dry Run for the Next January 6th 

Jan 22, 2023 by

Liberals and the left enjoyed the schadenfreude experienced from watching the Republican Party battle with itself since January 3,...

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Book of the Dead: The Species Declared Extinct in 2022

Jan 22, 2023 by

This year we bid farewell to two lost frogs, the Chinese paddlefish, a plant from New Hampshire, and many others.  

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Government Shutdown 2023: Will Your Social Security Payments Stop Now That the Debt Ceiling Has Been Reached?

Jan 22, 2023 by

The U.S. reached its debt ceiling on Jan. 19 the Treasury Department announced on Thursday, Jan. 19. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen...

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Meet the UK nuclear commanders who now work to ban the bomb 

Jan 22, 2023 by

Both commanders have been supporting efforts to abolish nuclear weapons since leaving the UK’s Royal navy.  

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As U.S. Hits Debt Ceiling, Millionaires Tell Davos Leaders: Raise Our Taxes

Jan 22, 2023 by

Abigail Disney ripped the World Economic Forum as a “farce” and demanded participants address “only thing that can...

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This is an era of plentiful, cheap, renewable energy, but the fossil fuel dinosaurs can’t admit it

Jan 22, 2023 by

For a couple of days this month, wind power supplied over half the UK’s electricity. You wouldn’t know it from our bills — or...

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France: Over Two Million March, Strike Against Pension Cuts 

Jan 22, 2023 by

French President Emmanuel Macron’s retirement and pension cuts sparked more than 200 mass demonstrations and strikes across France on...

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How police and politicians undermine civilian oversight of law enforcement

Jan 22, 2023 by

Civilian oversight is undermined by politicians and police, who say citizens are ill-equipped to judge officers.  

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Biden’s NSA confronts Netanyahu over his controversial plan to crush judicial oversight

Jan 22, 2023 by

It is the first time that a senior Biden administration official has discussed the issue directly with Netanyahu.  

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Poll indicates big change in American attitude to Ukraine aid

Jan 22, 2023 by

 33% believe the US is “doing too much” to help Kiev, a Quinnipiac survey has found  

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How the Israeli Right-Wing Settler Movement Normalized IDF Drone Warfare in the Occupied West Bank, Gaza

Jan 22, 2023 by

The settler movement has long pushed military strategy to extremes. Now, it’s in government.  

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Netanyahu’s Claim of Jewish Exclusivity in Palestine Must be Challenged 

Jan 22, 2023 by

Knowing full well that Israel has America’s backing, and that western capitals are far too scared to call him out, Netanyahu made the...

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Why the Dobbs leak report will ‘likely add to public distrust’ of the Supreme Court: judicial analyst 

Jan 22, 2023 by

It also suggests certain boundaries on who was investigated, referring only to employee scrutiny. There was no mention of possible...

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