“IT’S ALL COLLAPSED”: NEW CHOMSKY DOCUMENTARY DETAILS DEATH OF AMERICAN DREAM...

Dec 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott, PF Pictures / Gravitas Ventures | Film Trailer Noam Chomsky, in a still from the documentary Requiem for The American Dream. (Image: PF Pictures / Gravitas Ventures) How did we reach a historically unprecedented level of inequality in the United States? A new documentary, Requiem for The American Dream, turns to the ever-insightful Noam Chomsky for a detailed explanation of how so much wealth and power came to be concentrated in so few hands. Click here to order this DVD by making a donation to Truthout today! In this documentary, recently released on DVD, Noam Chomsky gives an overview of the miasma of the current political, sociological and economic situation of the United States. Filmed over the course of four years, Requiem for...

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NALED INVADES MIAMI BEACH

Dec 8, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Naled Invades Miami Beach NVIC | Best in Video Planes are scheduled to begin spraying the controversial pesticide Naled over South Beach tomorrow morning, and that has activists worried the pesticide could do damage to humans and to the environment. On Tuesday that was when they announced they were going to spray Naled. There was a lot of outrage about that. First at noon, Zika emergency protesters gather outside Miami Beach City hall as commissioners discuss whether the city should fight the state’s aerial spraying plans. There was a town hall, town forum, basically a commission meeting but not an official meeting where any action could actually be done. Kudos to Commissioner Michael Grieco for taking a stand, organizing the whole town hall. Basically the outcome of that was the county mayor said...

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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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“EARTH HAS SHIFTED” — INUIT ELDERS ISSUE GRAVE WARNING TO NASA AND THE WORLD (VIDEO)...

Nov 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] OFF THE RECORD “Earth Has Shifted”- Inuit Elders Issue Grave Warning To NASA And The World [VIDEO] Living in the Canadian Arctic regions, Greenland and the USA, the Inuit people and their ancestors were all fantastic weather forecasters. NASA has received a warning from the Inuits, that warning is about climate change, but it isn’t because of global warming, it’s due to the Earth shifting! They reported that the earth has shifted or rather, wobbled and say that their sky has changed! Elders have noted that the sun has been rising in a different position and that their daylight hours for hunting have been prolonged, as well as temperature rising more rapidly. The Inuits have also stated that not only the sun has changed position but also the moon and stars, and they...

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TRUMPITECTURE: WHAT WE CAN EXPECT FROM THE BILLIONAIRE COWBOY BUILDER...

Nov 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Architecture THE GUARDIAN Donald Trump’s towers glitter with gold lamé and mirrored glass. But underneath lurks a story of broken promises, angry buyers and lawsuits. What does this mean for his $500bn presidential building spree?   Scaled down after 9/11 … Trump International hotel and tower, Chicago. Photograph: Raymond Boyd/Getty Oliver Wainwright   As the self-styled builder president, Donald Trump began his electoral campaign with a grand architectural promise. “I will build a great wall,” he said, standing in the lobby of his proudest creation, Trump Tower in New York, surrounded by 240 tonnes of pink Breccia Pernice marble. “Nobody builds walls better than me, believe me. And I’ll build them very inexpensively.” The billionaire real estate tycoon and president-elect has made a career out of building inexpensive walls and filling them with...

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ARCTIC ICE MELT COULD TRIGGER UNCONTROLLABLE CLIMATE CHANGE AT GLOBAL LEVEL...

Nov 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Scientists warn increasingly rapid melting could trigger polar ‘tipping points’ with catastrophic consequences felt as far away as the Indian Ocean  THE GUARDIAN Arctic scientists have warned that the increasingly rapid melting of the ice cap risks triggering 19 “tipping points” in the region that could have catastrophic consequences around the globe. The Arctic Resilience Report found that the effects of Arctic warming could be felt as far away as the Indian Ocean, in a stark warning that changes in the region could cause uncontrollable climate change at a global level. Temperatures in the Arctic are currently about 20C above what would be expected for the time of year, which scientists describe as “off the charts”. Sea ice is at the lowest extent ever recorded for the time of year. “The warning signals...

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NOAM CHOMSKY: THOSE WHO FAILED TO RECOGNIZE TRUMP AS THE GREATER EVIL MADE A ‘BAD MISTAKE’...

Nov 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Deirdre Fulton / Common Dreams   Chomsky calls the Republican Party “the most dangerous organization in world history.” (Flickr / CC 2.0) Leftist scholar Noam Chomsky has a message for voters who refused to cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton to prevent Donald Trump from winning the White House: You made a “bad mistake.” On both moral and practical levels, Chomsky told Al Jazeera‘s Medhi Hasan, the choice was clear. “Do you vote against the greater evil if you don’t happen to like the other candidate?” asked Chomsky, who spoke out during the election against Trump’s candidacy—and in fact predicted his rise six years ago. “The answer to that is yes.”  With an argument similar to the one made by political scientist Adolph Reed prior to the election, Chomsky insists that...

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We Must Stop Taking Clean Water and Sanitation for Granted: Here’s What You Can Do (Video)...

Nov 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment In the developing world, a lack of clean water and sanitation can be deadly. By Eleanor Allen / AlterNet Stop drinking aerated water or soft drink, water are great for kid. Photo Credit: GUNDAM_Ai/Shutterstock In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly named November 19 World Toilet Day, a call to action and to raise awareness about the many people worldwide who lack the basic human right to safe water and proper sanitation. In the west, we take toilets for granted. But many people can’t do that in the developing world. In fact, 2.4 of the 7 billion people on the planet lack improved sanitation, and 1 billion defecate in the open, which carries a host of risks, particularly to women and children. World Toilet Day 2016 ties directly into some themes that...

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JON STEWART REFLECTS ON THE ELECTION: NOT ALL TRUMP VOTERS EMBODY ‘THE WORST OF HIS RHETORIC’...

Nov 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Jon Stewart made a rare TV appearance on Thursday while promoting his new book, “The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests,” to reflect on post-election America. Stewart met with journalist Charlie Rose on “CBS This Morning” and called out liberals’ hypocrisy for labeling all Donald Trump supporters as racists. “In the liberal community, you hate this idea of creating people as a monolith,” said Stewart, who hosted “The Daily Show” for 16 years. “Don’t look at Muslims as a monolith. They are individuals, and it would be ignorance. But everybody who voted for Trump is a monolith, is a racist. That hypocrisy is also real in our country.” Some of the people Stewart surrounds himself with voted for Trump, he said, explaining...

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OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CANCELS OIL AND GAS LEASES ON BLACKFEET TRIBE’S SACRED GROUNDS...

Nov 18, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Steven Mufson and Brady Dennis THE WASHINGTON POST Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaks at a gathering in 2015. (AP/Brennan Linsley) The Interior Department on Wednesday announced a settlement with Devon Energy for the cancellation of leases in Montana for oil and gas drilling on lands considered sacred by the Blackfeet Tribe. “This is the right action to take on behalf of current and future generations,” Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said on the department’s Web site. She said it would protect the region’s “rich cultural and natural resources and recognizes the irreparable impacts that oil and gas development would have on them.” The settlement comes as the Obama administration seeks to wrap up outstanding issues and as Native Americans in nearby North Dakota are protesting to block the construction of an oil pipeline just north...

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RETHINKING MEDICAL CARE & CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS – EP. 6...

Nov 18, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] THE TRUTH BARREL WITH GABRIELLE REECE AND NEIL STRAUSS (ADD TO FAVORITES) Rethinking Medical Care & Childhood Vaccinations with Dr. Jay Gordon and Jake Peters – Ep 6 Rethinking Medical Care & Childhood Vaccinations with Dr. Jay Gordon and Jake Peters – Ep 6 Can you trust your doctor? Do hospitals actually have your best health in mind? Will immunizations keep you healthy or get you sick? Neil has been going through one of the greatest challenges new parents face: making medical decisions for a child. In this episode, he and Gabby talk to one of the most well-known and highly recommended pediatricians in Southern California, Dr. Jay Gordon, about the truth behind vaccinations, as well as the weakness and strengths of the hospital and medical system. They then visit teenager Jake Peters....

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“SMART” ELECTRICITY GENERATING WINDOWS ARE ON THEIR WAY...

Nov 18, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] FUTURISM Zastavki In Brief New smart windows are not only able to toggle transparency but also store electricity to power other devices. These windows can help reduce a home’s carbon footprint by helping to regulate heat as well as taking away some of the power consumption burden. Smarter Smart Windows Researchers from the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, University of Maryland designed smart windows that can harness solar energy as well as adjust to either allow or block light using a switch. The solar smart window not only uses the solar energy to power itself up but can also store energy for powering other devices. The technology uses a polymer matrix imbued with microdroplets of liquid crystals and an amorphous silicon layer like those in solar cells. These are then...

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BUILDING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE FROM THE GROUND UP...

Nov 13, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] THE DIRT Larimer vision / Larimer Consenus To boost resilience in vulnerable, under-served communities, we need to “build their adaptive capacity, their ability to work together. We need to focus on the ‘software’ of those communities,” argued architect Christine Mondor in a session at the 2016 GreenBuild in Los Angeles. Communities hard hit by population loss, declining incomes, environmental degradation, and widespread health problems in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, were the focus of discussion. Fred Brown, with the Kingsley Association, described how Larimer and Homewood, two predominately African American and poor communities in Pittsburgh, have seen a nearly 80 percent population decline over the past few decades. There, the poverty rate has hit nearly 40 percent. Asthma rates are twice the national average. And 20 percent of the school population is homeless. Using the 2Gen...

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After terrorizing America with Zika scaremongering, Washington Post now admits Zika virus doesn’t cause brain deformities after all...

Nov 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Mainstream media is not merely dishonest and corrupt, but their science writers are unbelievably stupid and ill-informed about nearly everything in the natural world. Today, after months of printing fear-inducing “Zika terrorism” stories that scared America half to death while convincing the government to funnel billions of dollars into Zika vaccine research for Big Pharma, the Washington Post now admits it had no idea what it was talking about. But rather than admitting its own science writers were scientifically illiterate propagandists pushing quack narratives as news, the paper now blames other scientists for the gross error by publishing a headline that’s once again dishonest and deceptive: “Scientists are bewildered by Zika’s path across Latin America,” it proclaims. Washington Post Admits Zika Scaremongering Bewildered about “Zika’s path?” The story headline should actually read, “Zika HOAX...

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The Bizarre History of How Corporate Food Industry Flooded Our Farmlands with GMOs...

Nov 3, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Books It’s one elaborate con job. By Linda Bonvie, Bill Bonvie / Skyhorse Publishing Photo Credit: Sandra Matic / Shutterstock The following is excerpted with permission from the forthcoming book Badditives! The 13 Most Harmful Food Additives in Your Diet—and How to Avoid Them by Linda Bonvie and Bill Bonvie (January 2017). Copyright 2017, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. No matter what you may have heard about how completely “safe” genetically modified foods are, it is part of an elaborate con job—one designed to protect the profits of both Big Food and the biotechnology industry at the expense of your family’s health. Perhaps the best indicator of how patently false those notions are comes from those consumers whose honesty you can always depend on—animals. As Jeffrey M. Smith, executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, notes...

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FUKUSHIMA — THE UNTOUCHABLE ECO-APOCALYPSE NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT...

Oct 31, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times The most important ecological crisis of the world has ever seen has been underway since March 11th, 2011, yet there is nary a mention of it in the corporate media, and no political body in the world is championing its resolution. Widespread Denial and Willful Ignorance The media, politicians and the world at large seem to be engaging in extreme denial regarding Fukushima. A survey of mainstream media coverage of the fallout of this event reveals the trend of covering this story as a human interest affair, not as the immediate threat it truly is. The effects on nature are already being seen, yet even among the environmentalist factions of media, there is strong denial of the damage already done and of what is to come...

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OIL SPILL HITS PERU’S AMAZON — AGAIN...

Oct 16, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] News > Latin America Demonstrators organized by groups from Loreto protest against oil exploitation in Peru’s Amazon, in Lima, Sept. 3, 2015. | Photo: Peru’s state oil company, PetroPeru, has been accused of failing to keep its oil infrastructure in good repair, sparking repeated pipeline leaks. Peru’s state-owned oil company, PetroPeru, faces renewed scrutiny following another reported another oil spill in the Amazon, the eighth leak this year alone. OPINION: Shell’s Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and the Limits of Capitalism The spill hit the community of 6 de Julio in Peru’s northernmost region of Loreto Friday, and was disclosed Saturday by the Environmental Assessment and Control Agency, known by the Spanish  acronym OEFA. The leak is under control, according to the organization, but will continue to be monitored. According to a statement...

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‘This Is Unimaginable’: Hurricane Matthew’s Devastation Includes Tens of Thousands of Farm Animals...

Oct 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment Officials are tracking down farm animals who desperately need assistance. By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet New aerial imagery captured by the Waterkeeper Alliance is an eye-opening view of the massive clean-up North Carolina faces post Hurricane Matthew. Rising flood waters have devastated farming communities and from the air one can view entire towns engulfed in the aftermath of the storm. “This is more water than we could ever imagine,” North Carolina’s Agriculture Commissioner remarked after viewing the footage, “…crops that are flooded out, farms surrounded by water and flooded poultry houses.” In addition to the multi-million dollars in damages caused to farms, agriculture groups are reporting animal deaths in the tens of thousands. Gov. Pat McCrory has recommended the carcasses be composted. “You can do it right there on the farm, without...

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CLINTON DEDICATES AN ENTIRE SPEECH TO CLIMATE CHANGE...

Oct 13, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Natasha Geiling  THINK PROGRESS.ORG   After two debates miss the mark, Clinton takes talk on climate into her own hands. Attendees walk past a portrait of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as they arrive for a rally in Miami, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. CREDIT: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee In the past few months, the two presidential candidates have shared the national stage for a total of 180 minutes during the first two presidential debates. During that time, climate change — an issue that will literally decide the fate of the planet — has been given passing mention, at best. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton decided to change that on Tuesday, dedicating almost an entire speech in Miami to the subject of climate change. At Clinton’s side was former Vice President Al Gore, who has, in the past decade, become one...

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STUDY: PUBLIC SCHOOLS LEGALLY BEATING CHILDREN AT ALARMING RATE — THOUSANDS OF KIDS LEFT INJURED...

Oct 11, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Education Even animals have better protection than children in public schools. By Justin Gardner / The Free Thought Project  VIA ALTERNET Photo Credit: Fotoksa via Shutterstock.com A new report, analyzing data from the U.S. Department of Education, shows that a shocking level of corporal punishment — where school personnel physically strike a child — is still being carried out in public schools. The Society for Research in Child Development reported that more than 160,000 children were subject to corporal punishment in one year, in the 19 states which have not banned the practice. The report represents “the first-ever effort to describe the prevalence of and disparities in the use of school corporal punishment at the school and school-district levels.” Most of this barbarity is carried out in southeastern states, and there appears to be a great...

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THERE’S NO LONGER ANY WAY FOR REPUBLICANS TO BOOT DONALD TRUMP FROM THE BALLOT...

Oct 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The Fix By Philip Bump and David Weigel THE WASHINGTON POST These Republicans are calling for Trump to step down Embed Share Play Video1:48 In the wake of a new Washington Post report showing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaking in very lewd terms about women in 2005, some Republicans are calling for Trump to step down as nominee. (Thomas Johnson/The Washington Post) This post has been updated. More than 34,000 Republican voters have already cast their ballots for the 2016 general election according to the U.S. Election Project, 8,000 of them in the battleground state of North Carolina and another 5,000 in Florida. Not all of those ballots were cast for Donald Trump, it’s safe to assume, but it’s more than likely that most of them were. And that, in a nutshell,...

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Technocratic for the people: What Hillary Clinton gets wrong about Bernie Sanders’ political revolution...

Oct 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The leaked audio from her speech to campaign donors proves Clinton never understood Sanders and his movement Conor Lynch  SALON.COM   (Credit: AP/Matt Rourke) Although the recently leaked audio of Hillary Clinton speaking to campaign donors back in February about her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his basement-dwelling millennial supporters is hardly as damning as some have suggested, it does serve as an important reminder of the sharp divisions that surfaced during the Democratic primaries between progressives and Democratic partisans, and why many Sanders supporters remain deeply skeptical of Clinton one month before the presidential election. Clinton, who admits in one of the soundbites to occupying “the center-left to the center-right” of the political spectrum, comes across as mildly condescending — yet also sympathetic — to Sanders’ millennial base. None of what she says is at...

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U.S. AIRFORCE ADMITS THEY CAN CONTROL THE WEATHER...

Oct 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Disclosure, HAARP / Manmade Disasters  eClinik Learning 58 Comments The US Air Force and DARPA would like us to believe that they have stopped using HAARP in Alaska for research and experiment. Even then, we all know that there are other HAARP systems out there in the form of radar communication and surveillance systems that are rigged on top of mobile platforms that are deployable anywhere in the world. All they need to do is twist a button to change the frequency to microwave range and increase transmission power enough to reach and heat up the atmosphere above the target. Unnatural weather patterns suggest HAARP is still here. Air Force Bombshell: Admits They Can Control Weather – HAARP While HAARP and weather control has been called a conspiracy theory by the mainstream media...

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HOW LIBRARIES SAVE LIVES

Oct 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] BRAINPICKINGS “Knowledge sets us free, art sets us free. A great library is freedom,” Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in contemplating the sacredness of public libraries. “If librarians were honest, they would say, No one spends time here without being changed,” Joseph Mills wrote in his ode to libraries. “You never know what troubled little girl needs a book,” Nikki Giovanni wrote in one of her poems celebrating libraries and librarians. A beautiful testament to that emancipating, transformative power of public libraries comes from one such troubled little girl named Storm Reyes, who grew up in an impoverished Native American community, had her life profoundly changed, perhaps even saved, by a library bookmobile, and went on to become a librarian herself. She tells her story in this wonderful oral history animation by StoryCorps:...

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AMID MEDIA BLACKOUT OVER CLIMATE CHANGE LINKS TO HURRICANE MATTHEW, TOP SCIENTISTS SPEAKS OUT (VIDEO)...

Oct 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Environment Scientists say climate change has intensified Hurricane Matthew because warmer ocean waters help create stronger hurricanes. By Amy Goodman / Democracy Now   VIA ALTERNET Hurricane Matthew Photo Credit: NASA States of emergency have been declared in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas as Hurricane Matthew barrels toward the Southeast coastline. More than 2 million people have been urged to evacuate their homes. The record-breaking storm has already killed at least 26 people in Haiti and four in the Dominican Republic. The storm is soon expected to hit the Bahamas and then strengthen as it moves toward Florida. Meteorologists are predicting Matthew could be the strongest hurricane to hit the United States since Wilma in 2005. Many scientists are saying climate change has intensified Hurricane Matthew because warmer ocean waters help create stronger...

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Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Us on an Eye-Opening World Tour of Climate Catastrophe in New Doc...

Oct 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment President Obama and Elon Musk are among the voices joining the actor to sound the climate alarm. By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet Photo Credit: NatGeo Leonardo DiCaprio is a veteran climate crusader who has used his celebrity and media power to raise awareness about one of the greatest issues facing humanity And the Oscar-winning actor’s new documentary,Before the Flood, is both a visual delight and a stirring call to action. In the film, DiCaprio travels to Alberta, Miami Beach, Beijing and Indonesia. He observes toxic tar sands, flooded streets, smoggy cities and the wreckage of forest fires. Witnessing the sudden cleaving of a massive glacier in the Arctic, DiCaprio exclaims, “Oh my god, look at how violent that is!” While the drama of climate change unfolds in sometimes extraordinarily powerful ways across...

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ASSANGE PROMISES ‘SIGNIFICANT’ LEAK BEFORE ELECTION, URGES JOURNALISTS TO LEND A HAND...

Oct 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Assange Promises ‘Significant’ Leak Before Election, Urges Journalists to Lend a Hand TRUTHDIG Screen shot via YouTube Another trove of secret documents will soon be released by the notorious whistleblowing organization WikiLeaks. In a Berlin news conference Tuesday morning, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that over the next 10 weeks the website will release documents pertaining to U.S. foreign policy, Google and the U.S. electoral system. “We hope to be publishing every week for the next 10 weeks,” Assange explained, speaking via video link to a news conference audience. “We have on schedule—and it’s a very hard schedule—all the U.S. election-related documents to come out before November 8. Upcoming series include significant material on war, on arms, on oil, on Google, on the U.S. election and on mass surveillance.” However, many observers were...

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WANT TO KNOW WHO WILL WIN THE WHITE HOUSE? WATCH THE STOCK MARKET...

Oct 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Wall Street is often right about presidential elections. It’s banking on Donald Trump Angelo Young  SALON.COM Share 56 Post 43 Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri/Brendan McDermid/Shutterstock/Salon) Investors are a bit like gamblers: They’re either betting on future returns or folding their cards and moving to the next round of betting. And as of Tuesday these players in the U.S. stock market seem to be placing their chips on the prospect that Republican candidate Donald Trump will inherit the keys to the White House. For those who have nightmares thinking about Trump’s commanding an army, starting trade wars and redecorating the Oval Office, this market sentiment is nothing to dismiss. The performance of U.S. stocks has predicted the outcome of presidential elections more than 80 percent of the time in every election since World...

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How the Legacy of Slavery Is Very Much Still with U.S....

Oct 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Documentaries Ava DuVernay’s new film “13th” takes audiences on a trajectory from the 13th Amendment to mass incarceration. By Amy Goodman / Democracy Now! Photo Credit: Democracy Now! As Ava DuVernay’s new documentary “13th” opens at the New York Film Festival, we speak to two people featured in the film: Malkia Cyril of the Center for Media Justice and Kevin Gannon of Grand View University. This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: On Saturday, just before I sat down with Ava DuVernay, I sat down with two of the people featured in the film. Among those who are in the film, Michelle Alexander, Angela Davis—Common writes the music—but Malkia Cyril of the Center for Media Justice and Kevin Gannon of Grand View University in Iowa....

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