US EPA’S STUDY CONFIRMS WATER CONTAMINATION CAUSED BY FRACKING...

Dec 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Melanie Houston  THE OEC.ORG Pictured to the right: A map of existing fracking wells in Ohio. Source: Frac Tracker Alliance The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (US EPA) recently released study of fracking impacts to water clearly refutes the fracking industry’s long-standing claim that “there has not been one single confirmed case of water contamination related to hydraulic fracturing.” In a thorough debunking of the industry’s favorite talking point, US EPA officially confirmed that hydraulic fracturing activities have directly and irrefutably led to cases of water contamination in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Killdeer, North Dakota. Below is a brief summary of the findings in each of these areas. It should be noted that US EPA found clear evidence of water contamination in 3 of the 5 case studies explored in the study:...

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11 GOLDEN RULES OF MILITANT VACCINE PUSHERS — PART 1...

Dec 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Global Freedom University is coming. Global Freedom Movement Conscious Solutions To The Insanity Of Empire 11 Golden Rules of Militant Vaccine Pushers – Part 1 November 12, 2016 by Global Freedom Movement 13 Comments This article (“11 Golden Rules of Vaccine Pushers – Part 1”) is original copyrighted material belonging to Global Freedom Movement and may only be re-posted in FULL, with proper  (clickable) attribution, with all hyperlinks, author bio, and this copyright statement intact at top. Act with integrity or act not at all. by Brendan D. Murphy, co-founder Global Freedom Movement A Devout Vaccine Apologist’s Guide “I have no faith in vaccination; nay, I look upon it with the greatest possible disgust…Indeed, I consider we are now living in the Jennerian epoch for the slaughter of innocents, and the unthinking portion...

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Indigenous Lawyer: Denying #DAPL Permit Is ‘Momentous Occasion,’ But We Must Remain Vigilant...

Dec 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Activism What alternative routes for the Dakota Access Pipeline will be considered? By Amy Goodman / Democracy Now!   VIA ALTERNET Photo Credit: Democracy Now! On Sunday, celebrations erupted at Standing Rock after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it had denied the Dakota Access pipeline company a permit to build the final segment of the $3.8 billion project and would study a possible reroute of the pipeline. But what alternative routes will be considered? What will the process of an environmental impact statement look like? Can this decision be reversed once President-elect Donald Trump takes office? And what’s next for the resistance movement? To answer some of those questions, we speak with Tara Houska, national campaigns director for Honor the Earth. She is Ojibwe from Couchiching First Nation. This is a rush...

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FAKE NEWS IS AN ASSAULT ON THE VERY PRINCIPLE OF TRUTH ITSELF...

Dec 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Election 2016 Which means it is an assault on democracy as well. By Neal Gabler / BillMoyers.com  VIA ALTERNET Photo Credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com Consider for a moment the oxymoronic concept of “fake news,” which we have been hearing so much about lately. This isn’t your typical disinformation or misinformation — generated by the government, or foreign adversaries, or corporations — to advance an agenda by confusing the public. It isn’t even the familiar dystopian idea of manipulated fact designed to keep people lobotomized and malleable in some post-human autocracy. Those scenarios assume at least an underlying truth against which nefarious forces can take aim. Fake news is different. It is an assault on the very principle of truth itself: a way to upend the reference points by which mankind has long operated....

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FAKE OR REAL? HOW TO SELF-CHECK THE NEWS AND GET THE FACTS...

Dec 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Wynne Davis Guido Rosa/Getty Images/Ikon Images Fake news stories can have real-life consequences. On Sunday, police said a man with a rifle who claimed to be “self-investigating” a baseless online conspiracy theory entered a Washington, D.C., pizzeria and fired the weapon inside the restaurant. So, yes, fake news is a big problem. These stories have gotten a lot of attention, with headlines claiming Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump in November’s election and sites like American News sharing misleading stories or taking quotes out of context. And when sites like DC Gazette share stories about people who allegedly investigated the Clinton family being found dead, the stories go viral and some people believe them. Again, these stories are not true in any way. All Tech Considered We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In...

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DAKOTA ACCESS ‘FULLY COMMITTED’ TO COMPLETING PIPELINE USING CURRENT ROUTE...

Dec 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Amy Dalrymple Forum News Service DALLAS – The companies building the Dakota Access Pipeline said they remain committed to completing the project and expect to do so without rerouting the pipeline despite a decision from the federal government that denies the Lake Oahe easement. “This is nothing new from this Administration, since over the last four months the Administration has demonstrated by its action and inaction that it intended to delay a decision in this matter until President Obama is out of office,” Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics Partners said in a statement late Sunday, Dec. 4. The companies said the decision from the Department of the Army that ordered a full Environmental Impact Statement is a purely political action, pointing out that two federal courts have ratified the U.S....

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A VOICE FOR CHOICE ON VACCINES & SB 277 IN CALIFORNIA...

Dec 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] CA SB277 – WHAT IT REALLY MEANS AND WHAT CAN YOU DO TO KEEP YOUR KIDS IN PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL (Download PDF AVFC SB277 What it means) SB277 takes away the Personal Belief Exemption (PBE) for Vaccination as an alternative to the vaccines required for entrance into public or private school in CA.  The full bill wording can be found here: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0251-0300/sb_277_bill_20150630_chaptered.pdf SB277 was signed into on June 30th, 2015.  However, it will not go into effect until July 1, 2016, in time for the 2016-17 school year. This initial analysis of SB277 has been put together by A Voice for Choice, Inc. to further clarify the implications and possible options available to parents once this law takes effect.  It should not be considered legal or medical advice, and will be updated as...

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AL GORE: CLIMATE CHANGE THREAT LEAVES ‘NO TIME TO DESPAIR’ OVER TRUMP’S VICTORY...

Dec 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Al Gore THE GUARDIAN Former vice-president expects backlash from environmentalists against Trump and hopes Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will join fight Al Gore said during an interview with the Guardian: ‘My message would be that despair is just another form of denial. We don’t have time to lick our wounds.’ Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Oliver Milman   The urgent threat of climate change means there is “no time to despair” over the election of Donald Trump, according to former vice-president Al Gore, who hopes that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will join an escalated climate campaign against the president-elect. Analysis ‘Putting lipstick on a pig’: experts on why Obama is lending Donald Trump a hand The president has a cordial relationship with his successor, who questioned his birthplace and whom he called ‘unfit’...

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GOOGLE’S SATELLITE TIMELAPSES SHOW THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT OUR PLANET...

Dec 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Jonathan Jones  THE GUARIAN.COM Google’s new Timelapse project allows you to see how anywhere in the world has changed in the last 32 years; from evaporating lakes to exploding cities, it’s a document of recklessness Lake Poopó, Bolivia … composite of images taken from Google’s timelapse tool. Composite: Google   The image of the Earth from space is so seared into human consciousness that it is hard to conceive what it was like to live without the picture of our planet as a blue sphere that we all now carry in our minds. The first photographs of the Earth’s surface seen from 100 miles were taken in 1947. By 1968, the famous Earthrise image photographed by the crew of Apollo 8 framed our planet as a beautiful oasis in black space. Today,...

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PARALYSIS IN THE GOLDEN STATE

Dec 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) in California is in the news. Recently, the prestigious medical journal JAMA, reported on cases of sudden paralysis diagnosed over the last three years. What used to be called polio, is now labeled AFM. After the polio vaccine was invented in 1952, doctors decided to call childhood paralysis something else. You see, before polio was polio, it was Infantile Paralysis. But clearly, what was labeled as polio in the 1940’s was not necessarily from the polio virus. Other viruses, toxins, vaccines, pesticides, insecticides and metals were also responsible for paralytic symptoms. The Polio virus rarely caused paralysis http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/polio.pdf You can see from the chart above, courtesy of the CDC (until they remove it), 96% of those infected with the polio virus have ZERO or minor symptoms. Those with paralysis from any...

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5 LESSONS ACTIVISTS CAN LEARN FROM FLORIDA’S SUCCESSFUL BALLOT FIGHT TO DEFEND SOLAR...

Dec 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Grist / Shutterstock Shine on By Heather Smith On Election Day, Florida voters helped send Donald Trump to the White House, reelected Marco Rubio to the U.S. Senate, and reaffirmed GOP majorities in the statehouse. At the same time, they rejected Amendment 1, a Koch brothers–backed ballot measure meant to stifle rooftop solar power. This points to a significant fault line in the GOP: It’s financially dominated by fossil fuel oligarchs (who will now have a major say in the Trump administration), but it’s also filled with people who think that renewable energy is about as conservative as you can get. And that suggests there are ripe opportunities for bipartisan cooperation on clean power — especially in states where it can provide a big boost to the economy. Amendment 1, a deceptive ballot...

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Watch: How Two Tribal Women Are Fighting to Protect the Arctic From Oil Drilling...

Dec 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment A new short film tells the story of a battle to save an ancestral homeland. By Cindy Shogan / Alaska Wilderness League caribou Photo Credit: National Park Service The Gwich’in people of Alaska and Northern Canada have fought for three decades to protect the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling and other threats. The outdoor apparel company Patagonia and non-profit conservation group Alaska Wilderness League have recently released The Refuge, a 15-minute film telling the story of two Gwich’in women who are fighting for their ancestral home and the survival of the wild animals that bring them life. In conjunction with the film, Patagonia has partnered with Care2, the world’s largest social media site for good, to launch a Care2 petition asking Congress to pledge to protect...

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Bill McKibben: Why Standing Rock Is Ground Zero in the Fight to Stop the Destruction of Our Climate...

Dec 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Activism “This is the center of the fight against environmental racism.” By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet Photo Credit: Bill McKibben / Twitter On Sunday, the U.S. federal government announced it would not be issuing the necessary permit for continuing work on the Dakota Access Pipeline, which the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies have been protesting for months. For Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, the resounding victory signaled a turning point for indigenous rights and environmental activism worldwide. “Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the pipeline, is as wired as they come: its line of credit links it to virtually every bank you’ve ever heard of. And operating under a ‘fast-track’ permit process, it had managed to win most of its approvals and lay most of its pipe before opponents managed to mount...

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THESE REFUGEES ARE BUILDING HOUSES OUT OF PLASTIC BOTTLES...

Dec 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Habib Mohamed  THINK PROGRESS.ORG   Plastic bottles prove surprisingly resilient to the harsh desert conditions. CREDIT: Habib Mohamed TINDOUF, ALGERIA — As the sun rises on the Sahara desert, Tatah Lehbib begins his 2.8-mile walk to the garbage landfill just outside of the Sahrawi refugee camp, where he finds the long-sought treasure to help his people endure living in one of the most inexorable places on Earth: plastic bottles. Across five separate camps, about 160,000 Sahrawi refugees live here in southwestern Algeria, depending on international humanitarian aid while waiting to return home. In the meantime, for many of these refugees, including 28-year-old Lehbib, plastic bottles offer sustainable housing material in a desert referred to as the devil’s garden, where drought, heat, and seasonal floods destroy most adobe houses. Sahrawis, the indigenous people of Western Sahara, were...

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TRASH TO CASH: COULD COMPOST BE CALIFORNIA’S NEXT GOLD RUSH?...

Dec 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Robyn Purchia  THINK PROGRESS Environmental writer, attorney, and activist. Farmers could find a big payoff by using waste from cities. Loading compost at the West Marin Compost facility in Nicasio, Calif. CREDIT: Robyn Purchia As the sun rose over the soggy northern California town of Nicasio earlier this week, six trucks made their way along a muddy path. They were the first of a team selected to deliver compost to 15 ranches throughout California. A small group of onlookers — people who have seen compost’s impact on carbon levels and agricultural production and believe California is on the brink of a compost boom — were excited. “It’s a $67,000 day for me,” John Wick of the California Carbon Project told ThinkProgress. Wick and his wife, writer, illustrator, and biotech heiress Peggy Rathmann, are paying for the compost out of...

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4 MAJOR WORLD CITIES JUST AGREED TO GET RID OF DIESEL ENGINES...

Dec 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Samantha Page Climate Reporter at @ThinkProgress. From left, Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala, Amman Mayor Akel Biltaji, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera; and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes take a short ride on a bicycle bus as they arrive for the opening ceremony of the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. CREDIT: AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell Paris, Madrid, Athens, and Mexico City will ban diesel engines by 2025, mayors of the four major world cities announced this week. The announcement came as part of the biennial C40 conference. Cities have become major catalysts for addressing climate change, and through the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group — a global initiative that brings cities together to plan and share best practices — thousands of climate actions have taken place. “Mayors have already stood up to...

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THIS IS WHAT VICTORY OVER THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE AT STANDING ROCK LOOKS LIKE...

Dec 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The tribe, along with scores of activists, fought for months to stop the pipeline’s construction.   Kim Bellware Reporter, The Huffington Post Damon Dahlen Photo Editor, The Huffington Post Scott Olson/Getty Images Fireworks fill the night sky above Oceti Sakowin Camp as activists celebrate after learning an easement had been denied for the Dakota Access Pipeline near the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 4, 2016 outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. OCETI SAKOWIN CAMPGROUND, N.D ― The Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their supporters celebrated a historic victory Sunday after federal authorities halted construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it had denied the final easement required for the $3.8 billion project to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. The Army said it will now...

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OVERPOPULATION: WHERE DO WE PUT THE NEXT BILLION HUMANS?...

Dec 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Earth & Energy FUTURISM Getty Images In Brief The dangers and ills of overpopulation can be circumvented through deliberate, intelligent urban planning. With a focus on environmental preservation, and the strategic use of land and resources, the problem may not be so intractable after all. Too Many People? Some people try to brush off overpopulation as a “myth,” saying it’s not a problem because all the humans in the world can fit in an area the size of Texas. “Sure they can, but then where would they pee?” wrote Natural News editor Mike Adams. “The argument that the world isn’t overpopulated merely because they could theoretically all be squeezed into one large land mass is an utterly fallacious argument, and I need to urge my friends in the alternative media to stop making...

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CLIMATE ACTION IS UP TO THE REST OF US NOW...

Dec 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Emily Schwartz Greco, Moyers & Company | Op-Ed Responsible Americans can’t give up on shrinking the nation’s carbon footprint while a climate denialist and his fellow travelers have their way with the federal government. And while it’s true that market forces will probably help continue to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint, there’s still a lot of work to be done if Trump makes good on his plans to abandon our climate commitments. With Greenland’s ice sheet thawing out, hottest-year-on-record temperatures set on an annual basis and increasingly dangerous and frequent bouts of extreme weather, the world needs to stay focused on fighting climate change in the next four years. As The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said, “there is no time to waste” here in the real world. Who will fill the void when...

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HOW CREATIVE REPURPOSING OF INDUSTRIAL SCRAP IS HOLDING OFF A NEIGHBORHOOD’S GENTRIFICATION...

Dec 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Amanda Abrams, YES! Magazine | Report The cavernous Scrap Exchange in Durham, North Carolina, is a maker’s dream. Located in an old movie theater, the space is replete with reusable items that would otherwise go into landfills, from arts-and-crafts standbys like buttons, felt, and ribbons, to castoff lumber, wallpaper samples, medical supplies, and old lab equipment. The constant activity there is an inspiring testament to the potential of reuse. But the Scrap Exchange is on the brink of something much bigger. This summer, the organization closed on a deal to buy 10 acres of a moribund strip mall surrounding the building. Executive director Ann Woodward’s ambition is to turn the area into a “reuse arts district,” unlike any in the country. It will include a range of creative elements, like a...

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NODAPL LIVE BLOG: PROTESTORS VICTORIOUS AS PIPELINE REROUTED...

Dec 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Posted on Dec 4, 2016   TRUTHDIG   “Our veterans once again on the front line … this time to defend Americans from their own government,” tweeted Twitter user #NoDAPL #Rezpect. (#NoDAPL #Rezpect / Twitter) Editor’s note: This live blog begins Dec. 1, 2016. For earlier updates, visit our first #NoDAPL live blog, which includes original multimedia from demonstrations at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. 2:20 p.m. PST Sunday, Dec. 4: Those opposing the pipeline, who call themselves water protectors, have taken to social media to celebrate the news that the Dakota Access pipeline will have to change course. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made that call on Sunday. Here’s an excerpt from the Army’s statement: The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access...

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AFRICA’S DUST IS A PRICELESS EXPORT...

Dec 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Tim Radford / Climate News Network  VIA TRUTHDIG     Women and children struggle through a dust storm in North Darfur, Sudan. (UNAMID via Flickr) LONDON—Climate scientists have identified Africa’s single biggest export—the wind-borne dust that fertilises the Amazon forests, nourishes life in the Atlantic ocean and softens the noonday blaze of the sun. And they have calculated its vital role in climate change over the last 23,000 years. In the words of US oceanographers and Earth scientists, “North Africa exports teragrams of wind-blown mineral aerosol over the tropical North Atlantic each year, with significant climate and biogeochemical impacts.” A teragram is a million tonnes, and the quantities airlifted into the sky from the Sahara and the Sahel each year by the trade winds and blown abroad would be enough to...

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Identity Politics vs. Populist Economics? It’s a False Choice—Liberals Need to Look in the Mirror...

Dec 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Economy Economic justice and civil rights are not separate; the issue isn’t “identity politics” but liberalism’s failures. By Conor Lynch / Salon   CHARLOTTE, NC, USA – JULY 5, 2016: Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in a joint appearance with the US President. The American Flag is in her background. Photo Credit: Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com For many Democrats, the fact that the Obama years have ended with one of the biggest party implosions in American history — and not the implosion of the Republican Party, as most had anticipated — remains a difficult reality to accept. Thanks to the Democratic Party’s historic collapse, Republicans will soon have complete control of all levels of government in the United States: All three branches of federal government, a large majority...

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We’ve Been Sold a Lie for Two Decades About Genetically Engineered Foods...

Dec 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Food Europe has been right all along to renounce GE crops. By Reynard Loki / AlterNet March against Monsanto 2014-05-24 Photo Credit: Die Grünen Kärnten/Flickr CC Editor’s note: The terms GE (genetic engineering) and GMO (genetically modified organism) are often used interchangeably, but their meanings are different. GMOs, which are produced when plant breeders select genetic traits that may also occur naturally, have been around for centuries. Common examples are seedless watermelons and modern broccoli. The subject of much recent debate are GE foods, which have only been around in recent decades and are produced by transferring genes between organisms. The resulting GE organisms—either plant-, or in the case of GE salmon, animal-based—would not otherwise occur in nature. This article is about GE foods. In 1994, a tomato known as Flavr Savr became the first...

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FDA FAST TRACKING OF ALL NEW VACCINES (3091 AND 3092)...

Dec 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] URGENT: Contact US Senate NOW! Demand Removal of Vaccine Sections from HR 34 (21st Century Cures Act): 1)     FDA Fast Tracking of ALL New Vaccines (3091 and 3092) 2)     Unconscionable Pharma and Vaccine Administrator Liability Shield for Fetal Vaccine Injury or Death Caused by Vaccines Given in Pregnancy (3093) Send Emails and Faxes This Weekend. Call ALL DAY Monday before vote at 5:30 pm EST Dear NVIC Advocacy Members, Just when you thought you could start to prepare for your holiday season, a lame duck Congress is about to “Scrooge” the public over vaccines and give a huge holiday bonus to drug companies. Your action is urgently needed to email and fax your two US Senators over the weekend and call them on Monday to demand the removal of three sections (3091, 3092...

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TRUMP: WHAT DANGERS DOES HE FACE FROM GLOBALISTS?...

Dec 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Jon Rappoport   Trilateral Commission, CFR, WEF/Davos, Bilderberg   (To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.) As I keep emphasizing, Trump achieved two great things in his campaign for the presidency: he stopped Hillary Clinton from occupying the Oval Office, and he ran against big media, helping to further destroy its reputation. From here on, we shall see. How many compromises will the new president permit? How many will he seek? To put it another way, how many covert victories will arch-Globalist David Rockefeller and his associates pile up? They are, of course, aware that Trump has promised to kick the can of Globalism down the road, stop the excesses of “free trade,” and bring stolen jobs back to America. What actions will they take against Trump? Here’s a lesson from the...

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ARE AMERICANS READY FOR A MUNICIPALIST MOVEMENT?...

Dec 3, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Alexander Kolokotronis / ROAR   VIA TRUTHDIG     The skyline of Chicago. (Tony Webster / CC-BY-2.0) The mass protests across the United States in response to Donald Trump’s presidential election victory constitute a palpable and growing potential for the formation and constructive utilization of various anti-fascist fronts and coalitions. While these might be limited to protest and survival in typical Trump strongholds, the situation is markedly different in urban settings. In many cities, anti-Trump demonstrations have included far-left groups, immigration-rights advocates, Black Lives Matter activists, reproductive rights supporters and a number of other political actors. Amidst calls for “people power,” these different movements together chanted “not my president!” and vocalized their support for so many other groups that have been marginalized, ridiculed and discriminated against by the president-elect. People power need...

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FACING MY FEAR: TO SAVE MY AUTISTIC SON’S FUTURE, I HAD TO LET HIM GO...

Dec 3, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The Guardian Autism Facing my fear Elayne Robertson Demby   THE GUARDIAN It’s always hard for parents when their children leave home. But usually they can fend for themselves when they do ‘Evan initially met all his developmental milestones. But then, at 18 months, I realized something was horribly wrong.’ Photograph: Elayne Demby   Watching the child you once cradled in your arms walk out the door and into their own life always fills a parent with a sense of terror and loss. You raise them as best you can and hope that the adult you created will succeed. When that child, however, will never truly be an adult in the typical sense of the word, it’s more complicated. Tell us about a time you faced your fear Over 21 years ago, I gave...

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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO DEPLOY MEDIATORS TO STANDING ROCK TO ‘MAINTAIN THE PEACE’...

Dec 3, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Department is also offering assistance to law enforcement from division that led reform efforts following protests and unrest in 2014, Loretta Lynch said  THE GUARDIAN North Dakota’s governor ordered a mandatory evacuation of the area, citing concerns about the weather, but state and federal officials say no forced eviction is planned. Photograph: David Goldman/AP Julia Carrie Wong in Cannon Ball, North Dakota   Attorney general Loretta Lynch has weighed in on the protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, calling on all sides to avoid violence and announcing that the justice department is deploying “conciliators” from its community relations service to North Dakota. The department is also offering assistance to local law enforcement from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (Cops), the division that led the department’s police reform efforts following huge protests...

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SENATORS AIM TO PROTECT UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS AS TRUMP TAKES OFFICE...

Dec 3, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin are crafting legislation to send a message to Trump, who made a hardline approach to immigration central to his campaign The Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has granted temporary permits to more than 740,000 young undocumented immigrants. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images Sabrina Siddiqui  THE GUARDIAN Since Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election, undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children have feared they might be forced back into the shadows under the incoming administration. But a bipartisan group of senators is now seeking to protect young undocumented immigrants, known as Dreamers, by extending the legal status granted to them under Barack Obama’s executive action. Senators Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin said this week they are crafting legislation to send a message...

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