Counter Punch
The Mythology of the Stock Market

Photograph Source: Katrina.Tuliao - CC BY 2.0 The stock market enjoys a mythological place not only among mainstream media types, but also among many progressives. For some reason this measure of expected future corporate profits is taken as a measure of economic well-being. The fact that the media obsesses over the stock market hardly needs to be mentioned. If there is one item about the economy that we can be sure will be repeated every day, it is the movement in the Dow or the S&P 500. And, needless to say, an upward movement is good news and a downward movement is bad news. But the

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Iceland just held a funeral for its first ever glacier lost to climate change. https://t.co/VmuXbLH0pV https://t.co/CCdASlreMo

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Hot Air
Trump hints: More to Greenland than just “a large real-estate deal”

Is there more to the Greenland rumor than meets the eye? Donald Trump confirmed rumors yesterday that his administration had looked into the potential for purchasing Greenland, noting the strategic potential for such a transaction. However, Trump also told reporters that "it"s not number one on the front burner" on his vacation agenda: President Trump is now confirming that he really is interested in buying Greenland. The only problem is that Denmark, which owns Greenland, says the island is not for sale. @mitchellreports has more. pic.twitter.com/GX5QfHF1T0 — TODAY (@TODAYshow)

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People gathered Sunday in Iceland for a funeral at the site of the island nation's first glacier lost to climate ch… https://t.co/7Ht0GWKMsx

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Okjökull glacier in Iceland is considered "dead." It's the first major Icelandic glacier to disappear due to climat… https://t.co/NliYLKLZfY

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NPR
How Much Hotter Are The Oceans? The Answer Begins With A Bucket

Scientists need to track the history of sea temperatures precisely to model climate change. A newly discovered clue in measurements taken by sailors in the 1930s could have far-reaching implications. (Image credit: Suomi NPP — VIIRS/NASA Earth Observatory)

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Counter Punch
The Isle of White: a Tale of the Have-Lots Versus the Have-Nots

Photograph Source: Jason Philbrook - CC BY-SA 2.5 The island of North Haven in the Penobscot Bay, Maine, is an eastern establishment, white-shoe summer-place overlain on a diesel swilling, bottom feeding lobster-industry that supports the year-round residents of this tiny, fractal-shored resort. It is washed by the Gulf Stream and reports the fastest rising ocean temperatures in the Western hemisphere, dramatic sea level rises and a devastated eco-system. Comprehensively cleared of its old-growth hardwood forests in the nineteenth century, its second growth pines are now attacked by bark

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Counter Punch
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue is Just Part of a Loathsome Administration

When US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue jokes about farmers being whiners or Donald Trump Jr. calls out  “looser teachers”  they are just showing their loyalty to a president who has said,  “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty”  . Apparently, in this administration, if you can park any ethics you may have had at the door and be loyal, you might have a job, but understand that  the door can revolve  pretty quickly. Clearly, no one can best Trump when it comes to insensitive, hateful, racist, anti-Muslim, misogynist and anti-immigrant remarks. He uses his bully pulpit to criticize anyone who he

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WND
Trump and the Greenland New Deal

Days ago the Wall Street Journal reported that, "with varying degrees of seriousness," President Donald Trump has "repeatedly expressed interest" in buying from Denmark the world"s largest island, Greenland. Likewise, the "future of the Democratic Party," socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, recently proposed a "Green New Deal" that would save the world from global warming by outlawing the internal combustion engine; prohibiting airline travel; ending cow flatulence, a major source of greenhouse gases, by banishing the eating of beef; and taxing nearly $100 trillion out of busine

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The Huffington Post
Climate Change Is Raising The Stakes On Overfishing And Challenging Sea Borders

It’s a fight fisheries are likely to lose as climate change challenges the very idea of sea borders.

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The Denver Post
Denver Post listening tour: Alamosa and the San Luis Valley see isolation as their greatest challenge — and strength

ALAMOSA — The sprawling San Luis Valley"s isolation has bred resilience for more than a century and a half, going back to before Denver, Colorado Springs and the populous Front Range corridor even existed. But if that remoteness has fostered strong community ties, it"s also behind an understandable strain of resentment. To some, it"s as though the high alpine valley, surrounded by some of the state"s highest peaks, is a forgotten land — except, that is, when Colorado"s power centers periodically eye the farming region"s water supply to refresh their fast-growing populations. Change is in t

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Climate Change is everyone's fault... Isn't it way time We stopped complaining and did something about it instead? #noplastic

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The Huffington Post
GOP Senator John Cornyn Torched Over ‘Dumbest’ Climate Change Explainer

One scientist blasted Cornyn for being "utterly, despicably, proudly ignorant" of the threat to the planet.

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WND
Climate-change homesteaders

There are, I"m realizing, two types of people in America: those who believe in man-made climate change, and those who don"t. Climate change, of course, indisputably has been happening since the dawn of time. The climate at the time of the dinosaurs was markedly different than the climate today. It"s well-known Europe experienced a general warming around the year A.D. 1000 (when Greenland was settled) and a mini ice age during the Renaissance. In today"s climate (pardon the pun) of hysteria, any aberration of weather is chalked up to climate change rather than, well, anything else. As a re

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The Grist
Greenland’s moment in the sun goes beyond Trump’s real estate interests

Greenland is sooo hot right now. And we’re not just talking literally (though, yeah, that’s also true ). In the last week, the gigantic Arctic island has been the focus of several news stories. Here’s a quick round-up of why Greenland is blowing up your Twitter feed: #1: President Trump expressed interest in buying Greenland Let’s start with the most bizarre story. According to a story from the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, President Donald Trump repeatedly asked his top aides “with varying degrees of seriousness” how he could buy Greenland. Like, literally buy it. “It has to be an Ap

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Washington Free Beacon
NY Times Dings Trump on Hong Kong Response, Excuses Obama

New York Times  reporters have criticized President Donald Trump's stance toward pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Their reporting on President Barack Obama's muted stance toward similar protests in Iran a decade ago was passive. In a "news analysis," Times  reporters wrote Trump's "cautious distance" from the pro-democracy protests against China's oppressive government leaves him isolated from Congress and his own advisers. "Despite ringing declarations of support for the protesters from leading Democrats and Republicans as well as European officials, Mr. Trump has shown little sympat

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The Denver Post
“We need to scare them”: Presidential candidate Tom Steyer, in Denver, wants big businesses to help fix climate change

Tom Steyer, the billionaire activist running for the Democratic presidential nomination, on Friday promised to intimidate big corporations - including energy and financial institutions - into cooperating with his plans to stop climate change. “This is going to be a fight,” the former investor said. “And we need to scare them.” Steyer made his comments Friday during a discussion with about two dozen activists, who mostly focused on climate and renewable energy, in downtown Denver. The Californian, who earlier had ruled out a bid for the White House only to change his mind in July , is o

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Counter Punch
Neoliberalism and Environmental Calamity

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Current conditions represent a political emergency of sorts, meaning that ways of solving environmental and social problems will either be worked out or circumstances, led by the environment, will assume a life of their own. Given that these conditions are the result of historical processes that were decades and centuries in the making, understanding how we got here is crucial to resolving them. The relevant ‘we’ here is being redefined through the relation of late-stage capitalism to the world. Climate change and species loss are shifting boundaries, shrin

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Counter Punch
Is White Supremacism a Mental Illness?

Photograph Source: Evan Nesterak - CC BY 2.0 “The most noxious element of neoliberalism is the reduction of all social issues to personal responsibility.” —Henry A. Giroux “Violence is one of the most fun things to watch.” — Quentin Tarantino Have you ever wondered why we [women] are not just in armed combat against you? It’s not because there’s a shortage of kitchen knives in this country. It is because we believe in your humanity, against all the evidence.” —Andrea Dworkin One has to take pause before writing upon another corporate media manipulated spectacle of violence. Even if

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Counter Punch
The War on Nature

Mexican wolf. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. Ancient Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Chinese and Indians respected or worshipped several gods. Those gods were usually forces of nature, which opened the mind, eyes and hearts of human beings to the mysteries, beauty and truth of the natural world. The vast human majorities of the ancient world were peasant farmers and shepherds who cultivated the land and raised food and tended animals. The winds, rains and the snow, the trees, the different plants and grasses growing for their sheep and goats and cattle, were not abstractions but rea

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Counter Punch
Israel Fears a Visit by Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

On July 16, Somali-American Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, together with Representatives John Lewis and Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib, introduced bill  HR-496  which is meant to affirm Americans" "right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution".  Though not explicitly mentioned, HR-496 is at least partially inspired by the ongoing  legislation  targeting  the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against  Israel .  A day later, Omar announced plans to visit Israel a

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Counter Punch
That Debacle at the Border is Genocide

Prepared text for at talk at Cornbread and Beans, Norman, Oklahoma. (August 9, 2019.) I’m grateful for the invitation to speak to you. I’m a Democrat and the child of Democrats, and lately, I’d vote for the yellow dog. I believe that what I’m going to talk about today is central to our mission and values as Democrats. I’m going to explain the genocidal nature of the situation at the border and how I know that those are concentration camps. But first, I’m going to summarize the history of the situation. I’ll conclude by warning that things at the border are worse than you think. I. Yo Tom

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Counter Punch
‘Today We Seek Those Fish in Discovery Channel’

Children at a UN World Oceans Day celebration on June 8 in Pamban, holding a board that says Kadal Osai. Photo: Kadal Osai. “It’s past 11.40 this morning, so next comes an update on speed,” announces A. Yashwanth on the Kadal Osai radio station. “For the last one week, or even a month or so, kachaan kaathu [the south wind] was very strong. The speed was as high as 40 to 60 [kilometres per hour]. Today, as if to help fishermen, it is down to 15 [kmph].” That’s great news for the fisherfolk of Pamban island in Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram district. “It means they can go to sea without any f

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Counter Punch
Review: Bruno Latour’s Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime

Some of us are old enough to remember the bomb shelter panic of the 1950’s. If you build a bomb shelter in your back yard and a warning signal comes that you need to hurry into the space, what do you do if your neighbors try to force themselves inside with you? Your shelter has only enough provisions for you and your family. Do you shoot your neighbors who try to get into the shelter that you have spent a small fortune building, presumably on your own property? What’s the moral quandary here? I remember the bomb shelter craze and the way people panicked simply talking about it. I also knew th

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Hot Air
Sure, why not: Trump reportedly asking advisors if the U.S. can buy Greenland

If I wasn"t already drinking in the morning to cope with the news, this would be the moment when I start. Some look at Greenland and say, “Why?” Donald Trump looks at Greenland and says, “Why not?” The idea of the U.S. purchasing Greenland has captured the former real-estate developer’s imagination, according to people familiar with the deliberations, who said Mr. Trump has, with varying degrees of seriousness, repeatedly expressed interest in buying the ice-covered autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans. In meetings, at dinners and in passing conversat

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Washington Free Beacon
Ocasio-Cortez: Manchin Will Be ‘Huge Challenge’ to Passing Green New Deal

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) in an interview on Thursday said Sen. Joe Manchin's (D., W.Va.) role as chairman on the Senate Energy and Commerce Committee will make passing the Green New Deal a "huge challenge." Ocasio-Cortez sat down for an interview on Thursday with the liberal "Pod Save America" podcast, where she claimed Manchin will be a roadblock to solving the climate crisis. Jon Favreau, who served as a speechwriter for former president Barack Obama and currently co-hosts the podcast, said solving the climate crisis with the Green New Deal "requires a mass mobilization like

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Independent Journal Review
Factbox: Two Republicans, 23 Democrats Vie for Presidential Nomination

The largest Democratic field in the modern U.S. political era is competing for the party's 2020 presidential nomination, although another Democrat dropped out of the race on Thursday. Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper announced he was ending his struggling campaign, while saying the was giving serious thought to a run for a U.S. Senate seat in his state next year. Hickenlooper's decision follows that of former Alaska senator Mike Gravel on Aug. 6 to quit the race. Billionaire donor and liberal activist Tom Steyer reversed course in July and said he will seek the 2020 Democratic pres

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The Denver Post
Four things I learned about the 2020 Democratic presidential primary in Iowa

On the first day of the Iowa State Fair, I found myself packed in the middle of a crowd waiting for former Vice President Joe Biden to speak. The sky was filled with paper-thin clouds that failed to curtail the heat of the sun that hung above us. Collectively, the masses smelled worse than my high school locker room. Presidential politics looks pretty on TV. In reality, it smells really bad. To my left was Shannon Roth, an Iowa native turned Virginia high school government teacher, and her husband. Roth, 34, who has attended the state fair every year since she was born, said she planned to l

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