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- Egypt Racing to Supply Wind, Solar Energy to Greece, EU via Submarine Cables
As Europe braces for an unusual winter due to a global energy crisis, Greece is embarking on one of Europe’s most ambitious energy projects by connecting its electricity grid to Egypt’s. An underwater cable will transport 3,000 MW of electricity to power up to 450,000 households from northern Egypt to Attica in Greece. In October,
- Illegal Immigration: A Mounting Global Crisis
Illegal immigration has evolved into a mounting crisis for a growing number of countries worldwide and governments appear to be at a loss on how to deal with the crisis. Migrant destination countries are facing record high numbers of unlawful border crossings and unauthorized arrivals at their shores, thousands of visa overstayers, and millions of
- COP 27: A Global COP-Out
Last year’s climate COP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland, was billed as the most important conference in the history of humanity. But it failed to deliver. If anything, that failure added urgency for global climate action at COP 27 in Egypt last month. Now that it this year’s COP is over, it is useful to reflect
- Lawmakers Set to Propose Record $847B for Defense, $45B Over Biden’s Request
Antiwar and progressive advocates have strongly condemned the proposed budget, calling it a “slap in the face.”
- San Francisco City Board Approves Use of Police Robots to Kill Suspects
"I’m really just stunned that we’re here talking about this," an opposing member of the city board of supervisors said.
- High-Ranking Senate Republican Reveals GOP Plan to Slash Social Security
Sen. John Thune said that a potential debt default is an “opportunity” to push the GOP priority.
- St. Louis Can Banish People From Entire Neighborhoods. Police Can Arrest Them if They Come Back.
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- A Billionaire Got the Chicago Mayor’s Support to Lease Public Land. Then He Wrote Her Campaign a $25,000 Check.
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- Editor’s Note: A Review of Criticisms of a ProPublica-Vanity Fair Story on a COVID Origins Report
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- Trump tax returns: US House committee gets access after long court fight
Democratic-led ways and means committee does not have long to decide what to do, with Republicans to take control in JanuaryA US House of Representatives committee has obtained access to Donald Trump’s tax returns, following a years-long court fight with the former president who has accused the Democratic-led panel of being politically motivated.“Treasury has complied with last week’s court decision,” a treasury department spokesperson said in an emailed statement late on Wednesday. The spokesperson declined to say whether the committee had yet accessed the documents. The development was reported earlier by CNN. Continue reading...
- Biden just knifed labor unions in the back. They shouldn’t forget it | Hamilton Nolan
US railway workers threatened to strike until they got paid sick leave. The president’s administration chose political cowardiceIt’s sad, really. The beleaguered labor unions of America thought that they had finally found a true friend. In Joe Biden, they had a man who was the most pro-union president in my lifetime – a low bar to clear, but something. Yet this week we found out that when the fight got hard, Biden had the same thing to say to working people that his Democratic predecessors have for decades: “You’ll never get anything you want if I don’t win; but once I win, I can’t do the things you need, because then I wouldn’t be able to win again.”At the same time that thousands of union members are fanned out across […]
- US House approves bill to block rail strike and mandate paid sick leave
Lawmakers vote to impose tentative contract deal on a dozen unions as Bernie Sanders calls for sick-day amendmentThe House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to approve a bill to block a potentially crippling US rail strike – but also to mandate paid sick time for the workers.In the US Senate, Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who caucuses with Democrats, announced that he would object to fast-tracking Joe Biden’s proposal that Congress impose an industrial settlement, until he can get a roll-call vote on the amendment that would guarantee seven paid sick days for rail workers. Continue reading...
- Garland vows to hold January 6 attackers to account after Oath Keepers conviction – as it happened
Attorney general condemns ‘those responsible for crimes related to the attack on our democracy’ – follow US politics liveSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailThe former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, who was also Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, will use the coming Christmas holidays to decide whether to launch a run for the presidency in 2024.Speaking in her home state and at her alma mater, Clemson University, on Tuesday, Haley said: “We are taking the holidays to kind of look at what the situation is. If we decide to get into it, we’ll put 1,000% in, and we’ll finish it.” Continue reading...
- House Democrats elect Hakeem Jeffries as first Black leader in Congress
New York congressman will assume role of minority leader early next year, inheriting position held for decades by PelosiHouse Democrats on Wednesday elected the New York congressman Hakeem Jeffries as their new leader, making him the first Black American to lead a major political party in Congress after Nancy Pelosi, the current speaker, announced that she was stepping aside to pave the way for a new generation.Jeffries, 52, will assume the role of minority leader when the new Congress is sworn in early next year, inheriting the position held for nearly two decades by Pelosi, a towering figure in Democratic politics who was the first woman speaker. Continue reading...
- Beyond solar: Here’s what the clean energy future might look like
Five scenes show how direct air capture, carbon capture, and hydrogen hubs could fit into the U.S. economy.
- The cost of wildfires is rising. But by how much?
States are struggling to budget given incomplete data
- Lessons from the World Cup: How a changing climate is changing sports
From professional to youth leagues, a warming planet is forcing athletes to adapt to new extremes.
Inside Climate News
- Fracking Company to Pay for Public Water System in Rural Pennsylvania Town
The Pennsylvania town that became famous when residents ignited methane-infused tap water will be getting a new public water system paid for by a gas driller that admitted causing the contamination. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro has announced a settlement under which Coterra Energy, the parent of Cabot Oil and Gas, will pay $16.29 million
- Petition Circulators Are Telling California Voters that a Ballot Measure Would Ban New Oil and Gas Wells Near Homes. In Fact, It Would Do the Opposite
Beth Harvey had just finished grocery shopping when someone asked her to sign a petition outside a Trader Joe’s in an affluent Oakland neighborhood. The petition would keep oil companies from drilling near homes, schools and other sensitive sites, the canvasser told her. “I was relying on what he said,” Harvey recalled. “I was putting
- Engineers use sticky tape to generate electricity
Simple energy harvester made with store-bought double-sided tape can light up a string of LEDs, hinting at bright future for low-cost sustainable power
- Physicists Create a Wormhole Using a Quantum Computer
The unprecedented experiment explores the possibility that space-time somehow emerges from quantum information. The post Physicists Create a Wormhole Using a Quantum Computer first appeared on Quanta Magazine
The Real News Network
- Pruitt-Igoe: A Black community under the “atomic cloud”
Pruitt-Igoe was not proof of Cold War logic or the “inevitable” failures of planned housing. It was an organized sabotage—and a clandestine site for radiological weapons experimentation.
- Striking Case New Holland workers prepare to spend the holidays on the picket line
Over 1000 CNH Industrial workers have been striking since May, and they're ready to fight on into the new year for a decent contract.
- The 48,000-worker strike at the University of California is still going
The massive walkout at California’s flagship public university system is the largest strike in the US in recent years, and it’s now in its third week. Jacobin spoke with striking grad student workers at UC Riverside and UC Irvine.
The Marshall Project
- A Rikers Officer Had Sex With a Detainee. It Took 7 Years to Fire Him.
The officer also asked the woman to cover up that another Rikers guard sexually assaulted her.
- USDA Program Recognizes Indigenous Food Ways
In the Mountain Plains Region, bison meatballs are coupled with dandelion tomato sauce and pasta. For the Southwest Region, there’s chicken veggie stir fry with manzanita. The meals are part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative, which promotes traditional food ways, Indian Country food and agriculture markets, and Indigenous health through The post USDA Program Recognizes Indigenous Food Ways appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- Commentary: The Dismantling of Rural Legal Aid
Much has been written about the rural lawyer shortage and what it means in terms of access to justice in rural areas. One potential solution is to increase funding for legal aid organizations to hire lawyers serving rural efforts. However, such measures are hampered by the politicization of the very existence of government-funded lawyers for The post Commentary: The Dismantling of Rural Legal Aid appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- Covid-19 Infection and Death Rates Climbed Nationwide Last Week
Infection and death rates increased nationwide last week after a decline the previous week. Increases in both infections and deaths were similar among urban and rural counties. Infections Infection rates climbed by 7.3% in rural counties last week, where the rate of new infections was 79.6 cases per 100,000 residents. In almost 30% of rural The post Covid-19 Infection and Death Rates Climbed Nationwide Last Week appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- India’s Atrocities in the Himalayas: Kashmir Under Attack
An ethnically diverse Himalayan region of Kashmir has been a subject of a territorial dispute between India and Pakistan since the partition in 1947. Despite both countries claiming full control over the region’s entirety, Kashmir divides into an Indian-administered part and a Pakistan-administered part. For the last three decades, Indian-controlled Kashmir has been characterized by… Continue reading India’s Atrocities in the Himalayas: Kashmir Under Attack The post India’s Atrocities in the Himalayas: Kashmir Under Attack appeared first on Fair Observer.
- Why Does the Islamic Republic of Iran Fear its Kurdish Population?
On September 16, a young Kurdish girl named Jina (Mahsa) Amini died in the hospital after being beaten to death in the custody of Iran’s morality police. In a widely shared video of Jina’s funeral, her father cries out, “This is the daughter of Kurdistan, the child of those who demand freedom. She is the… Continue reading Why Does the Islamic Republic of Iran Fear its Kurdish Population? The post Why Does the Islamic Republic of Iran Fear its Kurdish Population? appeared first on Fair Observer.
- Eight Reasons Why Now is a Good Time for a Ukraine Ceasefire and Peace Talks
As the war in Ukraine has dragged on for nine months and a cold winter is setting in, people all over the world are calling for a Christmas truce, harkening back to the inspirational Christmas Truce of 1914. In the midst of World War I, warring soldiers put down their guns and celebrated the holiday… Continue reading Eight Reasons Why Now is a Good Time for a Ukraine Ceasefire and Peace Talks The post Eight Reasons Why Now is a Good Time for a Ukraine Ceasefire and Peace Talks appeared first on Fair Observer.
- Should companies with animal mascots pay for species conservation?
One lazy summer day, film writer and director Christopher Nelius was watching a cricket game on TV at home in Sydney when a commercial for a local telecommunications company caught his eye. A realistic, animated family of elephants appeared on his screen, exuding feelings of warmth and homeliness ostensibly associated with the product being advertised: phone data. But the ad made Nelius feel […]
- Who Gives a House to a Gun Researcher?
In July 2020, John Lott, the economist who for three decades has provided the statistical veneer for the gun rights movement, received a house in a hilly, picturesque neighborhood in Missoula, Montana. The previous owner, an isolated man named David Strom, had recently died at the age of 79, and left the property to Lott The post Who Gives a House to a Gun Researcher? appeared first on The Trace.
- The Death of Daniel Prude and the Birth of a Thousand Lies
50 Child Street *** Valerie Stotts knew what she needed when she called 911 at 6:52 p.m. on March 22, 2020. Her 41-year-old brother-in-law had smoked PCP, and was suffering a psychotic break. He was disoriented and reciting Bible verses. He just then had come to hide out underneath a couch at the family house The post The Death of Daniel Prude and the Birth of a Thousand Lies appeared first on The Trace.
- How the Death of a Japanese Exchange Student Changed the U.S. Gun Debate
Holley Haymaker lived in Louisiana for more than two decades before she realized she was in gun country. A family doctor and reproductive rights activist, Haymaker kept the company of like-minded liberals at her church and in the academic community that her husband, a professor of theoretical physics, had joined when they moved from upstate The post How the Death of a Japanese Exchange Student Changed the U.S. Gun Debate appeared first on The Trace.
Yale Environment 360
- How an Early Oil Industry Study Became Key in Climate Lawsuits
For decades, 1960s research for the American Petroleum Institute warning of the risks of burning fossil fuels had been forgotten. But two papers discovered in libraries are now playing a key role in lawsuits aimed at holding oil companies accountable for climate change.Read more on E360 →
- Can Closed Prisons Be Repurposed to Mend the Harm They’ve Done?
The post Can Closed Prisons Be Repurposed to Mend the Harm They’ve Done? appeared first on The Appeal.
- Cops Are Asking to Kill People With Robots. What Could Go Wrong?
The post Cops Are Asking to Kill People With Robots. What Could Go Wrong? appeared first on The Appeal.
- Trump-Backed MAGA Hub Growing Rapidly, Tax Docs Reveal
A prominent right-wing group led by former Trump administration officials that is coordinating attacks on election integrity saw its revenue skyrocket last year, according to newly-obtained tax filings. The Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) received more than $45 million in contributions and grants in 2021—a more than sixfold increase over the previous year’s contributions of $7.1
- Democracy Now! 2022-11-30 Wednesday
Railroad Workers United organizer and labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein on Biden’s push to block a rail strike; Academic workers in the University of California system on why they are part of the largest higher education strike in U.S. history; An update on LUMA Energy and Puerto Rico’s frequent blackouts. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe
- 'Donald Trump Has Finally Run Out of Places to Hide' as House Dems Get Tax Returns
"It's no longer a question of if he's hiding something big," one watchdog group asserted, "it's a question of what he's hiding."
- Democrats, Progressive Groups Push DOJ to Publish Database of 'Corporate Lawbreaking'
"The Corporate Crime Database Act will bring transparency to the corporate crime crisis so that the DOJ and other law enforcement agencies can better reckon with this greed-driven menace," said one advocate.
- As Corporations Enjoy Record-High Profits, Experts Urge Congress to 'Rein Them In'
"Today's record corporate profits mirror what we have been hearing on earnings call after earnings call: Corporations are gleefully reporting that their strategy to burden families with unnecessary price hikes is working."
- Every Union Contract Right Now Should Be the Best Ever
If your union goes into negotiations right now and doesn’t win its biggest raise ever, you’re leaving money on the table. Soaring inflation means it takes a bigger raise just to break even. And with unemployment low, labor has extra leverage to win more. Dining hall workers at Northeastern University in Boston just approved a new contract that will raise them to $30 an hour by 2026—triple the $9 they were making in 2012 before they unionized.
- Housing In Brief: Newsom Agrees To Fund Local Governments’ Homeless Services
Dominique Walker, left, and Sharena Thomas, both from the group Moms 4 Housing, cheer during a rally outside of City Hall in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Newsom Backtracks on Funding For Homelessness Services On Nov. 3, with an election five days away, California […]
- NYC Led The Way On Right To Counsel For People Facing Eviction. Now Its Program Is Struggling.
(Photo by Michaela Loheit / CC BY-ND 2.0)NYC Helped Lead The Way On A Right To Counsel For People Facing Eviction. Now Its Program Is Struggling. Local housing rights advocates launched a tool to monitor evictions and the rate of legal representation, and their findings are bleak. In 2017, New […]
- Next City’s 2022 Gift Guide
Urbanists can be hard to buy for – there’s only so many times you can gift someone a minimalist map of their city or train-shaped earrings that you found on Etsy. To make the task a bit easier, I asked our team and readers to suggest some promising gift options for urbanists, planners, public […]
The World – PRI
- Japan’s infamous ‘happy’ cult sets sights on the United States
Happy Science is among the most enduring and far-reaching “new religious movement,” as they’re called in Japan.
- To reduce its emissions, Colombian ranch experiments with a new variety of grass
In the remote Colombian province of Vichada, mostly covered by savannah and small forests, the San Jose ranch is trying to show that there are ways for cattle ranching to be more environmentally friendly — and still be profitable.
- Colombia’s govt launches peace talks with the nation’s largest-remaining rebel group
Talks with the rebels started on Nov. 22 in the Venezuelan capital city of Caracas where delegates from both sides fielded questions from journalists.
- By Right Of Discovery
In the fall of 1969, Richard Oakes, a 27-year-old citizen of the Mohawk nation and student, stood on the grounds... The post By Right Of Discovery appeared first on Latino USA.
- Voting for Democracy: The Midterms
For this year’s midterms, Latino USA teamed up with Futuro Media’s political podcast In The Thick for a special post-election... The post Voting for Democracy: The Midterms appeared first on Latino USA.
- Narsiso Martinez: Depicting Farmwork in Art
If you’re unfamiliar with the work of visual artist Narsiso Martinez, he says his studio may look like it’s full... The post Narsiso Martinez: Depicting Farmwork in Art appeared first on Latino USA.
- Protests in China are not rare -- but the current unrest is significant
Comparisons have been made to the 1989 demonstrations that led to the Tiananmen Square massacre. An expert on Chinese protests explains why that it half right.
- Ancient DNA from the teeth of 14th-century Ashkenazi Jews in Germany already included genetic variations common in modern Jews
A German town needed to relocate a medieval graveyard to build a parking garage. A positive side effect: scientists got to sequence the DNA of Ashkenazi Jews who lived more than 600 years ago.
- Oath Keepers convictions shed light on the limits of free speech – and the threat posed by militias
The historic conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and one other co-defendant for seditious conspiracy has implications for free speech and the future of the militia movement in the US.
- Where Mauna Loa’s lava is coming from – and why Hawaii’s volcanoes are different from most
A scientist who led one of the first projects to map the Hawaiian Islands’ deep volcanic plumbing explains what’s going on under the surface as Mauna Loa erupts.
- Pregnancy is a genetic battlefield – how conflicts of interest pit mom's and dad's genes against each other
Genetic conflict may play a role in pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, as well as developmental disorders.
Indian Country Today
The 19th News
- Nicholas Kraus Gets 20 Years for Ramming Protest, Killing Deona Marie
Minneapolis, MN – Nicholas Kraus was given a 20 year prison sentence after pleading guilty to second degree murder for killing Deona Marie Erickson, who also went by Knajdek, and injuring others during a protest for Winston Smith in 2021. Driving a Jeep, Kraus purposely… The post Nicholas Kraus Gets 20 Years for Ramming Protest, Killing Deona Marie appeared first on UNICORN RIOT.
- The Rosetta Stone and what it actually says
What did the Rosetta Stone actually intend to say, and what can it tell us about the ancient Egyptians who inscribed it? - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon
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