According to a State Department leak to the New York Times, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, when he was in Riyadh on Saturday, pressured the Saudi government to wind up the war in Yemen. If this report is true, it is puzzling. In contrast, Secretary of Defense James Mattis has urged President Trump to stay […]
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Iran to Pompeo: Seriously? You’re accusing *us* of destabilizing the Middle East?
Iran says the real problem is daily atrocities by Saudi Arabia on Yemenis
Why Are Palestinians in Gaza risking their Lives to Protest?
As Americans, we bear direct responsibility for the horrific reality in Gaza. Once again, the Israeli military has turned its guns on Gaza — this time on unarmed protestors, in a series of shootings over the last few weeks. Gaza’s already under-resourced hospitals are straining to care for the thousands of protesters who have been […]
The Koch Brothers’ secret Coup on behalf of the Billionaire Class
The Koch brothers are oil magnates and billionaire GOP funders. They believe that their great wealth entitles them to rule over the many. For decades, they’ve been running a surreptitious assault on the rules that protect the majority of us from their abuse. From whacking our voting rights to busting unions, their intent is nothing […]
Will it be the Accountants who bring down Trump and his Cronies?
San Francisco ( Tomdispatch.com) – They call people like us “bean counters” — the soulless ones beavering away in some windowless accounting department, the living calculators who don’t care about desperation or aspirations, who just want you to turn in your expense report on time and explain those perfectly legitimate charges on the company credit […]
The other Shoe: Water Vapor from Warming Oceans is a Potent Greenhouse Gas
Heinrich Boell Stiftung | – – Without the ocean, climate change would proceed far more quickly. The massive volumes of water in the seas greatly influence the changes occurring in our atmosphere. Infographic from the Ocean Atlas – Where Does the Warmth Go?(Cutout of the graphic below) – Creator: petraboeckmann.de. This image is licensed under […]
Pompeo to Saudi Arabia: Mobilize against Iran and end Yemen War, Qatar Blockade
His program is full of ideologically-driven impracticalities
Massive Melting in Arctic is a Danger Signal of Manmade Climate Change
Scientists have known for a long time that as climate change started to heat up the Earth, its effects would be most pronounced in the Arctic. This has many reasons, but climate feedbacks are key. As the Arctic warms, snow and ice melt, and the surface absorbs more of the sun’s energy instead of reflecting […]
Tunisia: Muslim Religious Right endorses Jewish Candidate for Parliament
Slama says al-Nahda is a civil party now and Jewish Tunisians’ fears are beginning to be allayed