Counter Punch
The Democrats’ New Chapter

Now that the impeachment of President Donald Trump hasn’t reached the Democrats’ expected goal, it is time for them to change gears facing the coming presidential elections. Until now, the Democrats have let the Republicans take the initiative, using techniques not always politically correct, or right, and in the process losing elections that they should never have lost. For some time, the Democratic presidential candidates have been fighting against each other rather than focusing their actions to be more effective. It is time to plan new strategies that will allow them to regain power. They

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Elizabeth Warren
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Here's something that shouldn't be controversial to say: I believe in science. I believe that climate change threat… https://t.co/HwapuAydlY

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Counter Punch
Lessons From Ministering on the Border

I recently spent three weeks at the border between El Paso, Texas and Juárez, Mexico. The experience strengthened my resolve, as a person of faith and Sister of Mercy, to share more about how the situation there concerns all of us in the United States. In the shelters where thousands of refugees await their court dates, I met many migrants who quietly maintained their dignity despite sleeping for months on floors and suffering degrading treatment from U.S. border authorities. As their faces became real to me, my heart lurched. I could recognize the hope in the eyes of parents waiting for the

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Danny Glover
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What type of society & planet do you want to leave for your children & grandchildren? Bernie will ➡️ Create an eco… https://t.co/YCMrFddFxg

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WND
Bloomberg publication makes brutal dictator Kim Jong Un out to be a victim of climate change

There's really no question those on the left have an ungodly talent for moving the goalposts, and nowhere is that better exemplified than the issue of climate change. From relatively innocuous requests that greenhouse gas emissions be curbed in order to save the planet and the polar bear for future generations to newfound claims that climate change is a matter of post-colonial oppression and social justice, the rhetoric surrounding global warming has rapidly been sensationalized since the turn of the century. Yet, never would anyone have thought when the climate-change-left introduced --

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Washington Free Beacon
Chuck Todd to Biden: ‘Can You Say This Is Not a Cookie-Cutter Campaign?’

Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd on Sunday asked former vice president Joe Biden whether his campaign is faltering because he is playing it safe. "Can you say this is not a cookie-cutter campaign?" the NBC News broadcaster asked. "Some of your supporters feel like there's not the urgency they want out of you." Recent Stories in Politics Former DNC Chair ‘Extremely Dismayed' at Bloomberg's Record on Race, Sexism in Workplace Chuck Todd to Biden: ‘Can You Say This Is Not a Cookie-Cutter Campaign?' Bloomberg Touts Warm Words From Obama, Whom He Once

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A very generous man who puts his money where his mouth is... especially about climate change, gun safety and so man… https://t.co/CKVnn44JG4

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The Huffington Post
It’s Too Late For Us To Fight Climate Change. Instead, Here’s How We’ll Spend Our Lives.

"My wife and I will leave it to someone else to try and avoid disaster."

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Aaditya Thackeray
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This evening, I met with Shri @CrispinSimon ji, the British Deputy High Commissioner. Along with trade & commerce,… https://t.co/qTlzUr35qb

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Washington Free Beacon
Bloomberg Touts Warm Words From Obama, Whom He Once Called Disappointing and Divisive

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's national ad campaign includes praise from former president Barack Obama, but Bloomberg was once sharply critical of the man he's now embracing in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. A new ad titled "Steady Leadership" features Obama lauding Bloomberg in 2013 as a "leader throughout the country for the past 12 years" and in 2008 for his "extraordinary leadership" in bringing people together for "pragmatic solutions." A narrator says Bloomberg and Obama worked together on gun control and improving education. Recent Stories in Poli

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Claudio Repossi
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Why #Russia Is Ambivalent About Climate Change by The Economist #climatechange #globalwarming #environment https://t.co/au5vbS5jqE

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Brian Jantzi
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Well written report in @insideclimate! A reminder as 🇨🇦mobilizes to mitigate climate change, govts have forgotten t… https://t.co/DJlErN8xnT

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The Huffington Post
An Unusual New York City Election Tests Whether Global Warming Can Win A Local Race

Costa Constantinides, a progressive candidate for Queens borough president, is prioritizing climate issues.

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The Grist
Trump’s biggest vulnerability is his climate change denial

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A little more than 10 years ago , Donald Trump and his children signed a letter that ran as a  full-page ad in the New York Times . In it, they urged global leaders to reach an ambitious climate change deal at the annual United Nations conference. The position didn’t hold. Months later, Trump said he thought Al Gore should be stripped of his Nobel Prize because of an unusually cold winter. Since then, Trump has tried on many different excuses for ignorin

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MakeEveryWomanCount
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Climate crisis is affecting #WomensRights eroding their right to safety and protection. If you wanna know more ab… https://t.co/YS2iQPmhBT

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WND
Is Bernie Soros' puppet to remake (destroy) America?

If this doesn't get you out to vote, nothing will. And it's just three simple words. Simple, but excruciatingly painful: President Bernie Sanders. The old saying, elections have consequences, is no truer than it is today. And I can think of nothing more consequential than the election of Sanders. I would estimate that the vast majority of ignorant millennials and college students who have and will cast a ballot for Sanders have no idea what they're really voting for. All they know is that Bernie has promised them an endless array of free stuff and money. But below the surface lies a horror

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Pope of Otterdom
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@SarahCassandra0 @Jack_Ronan_ @clairlemon Imagine if climate change activists argued against fossil fuels by saying… https://t.co/QCM1Jz6Je9

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WND
The pope blasts the rich as 'sinful' – again

It used to be that the pope concerned himself with the details of Catholicism and how they affected church members across the world. For the average Catholic, the pope was a distant figure that only rarely appeared in the news. Gradually, over recent decades, that has changed, and with the current pontiff, it is radically different. "Radically" is a good word to use here, as Pope Francis is considered by many to be a radical – religiously and politically. Just ask him, and he has a position on everything – from world religions, to global warming and climate change, to world government, to c

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WND
Russian pranksters trick Bernie into KGB 'sleeper agent' activation ritual with 'Greta Thunberg'

(BREITBART) A pair of Russian YouTubers claim that they have nabbed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in another prank call from a pair posing as Greta Thunberg and her father, according to their latest video. The video opens with an individual who sounds like and identifies himself as Sanders, one of the frontrunners in the Democrats’ presidential primary, asking to speak with Greta Thunberg, the teen climate activist who was named TIME Person of the Year. “I just wanted to congratulate you on the extraordinary role you are playing in rallying young people and people throughout the world on this te

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Dumpconmantrump
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@realDonaldTrump @GOP trumps public appearance once again gave the kiss of death to an event. Climate change denier… https://t.co/jXHV4ymgSy

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Moss Park Juniors
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Year 6 have been learning about global warming and the carbon cycle as part of our Geography topic. We researched d… https://t.co/CsVuiYuXH8

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The Huffington Post
I’ve Come To This Mountain All My Life. What Will It Be Like In 20 Years?

As climate change reshapes beloved places like the Cascades, much of it will exist only in memory.

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JulieLP
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@elqulime @Ezek86 @xr_cambridge That's not what I said. I've never done anything to harm legislation that combats… https://t.co/9tBlmrb7zM

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Counter Punch
Roaming Charges: Leader of the Pack

Arctic Wolf. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. +It"s amusing as hell to see Nate Silver forced to eat his numbers and grudgingly declare Bernie the frontrunner . But if you"re a Sandernista you have to wrestle with the fact that it"s February and Nate Silver, one of the few people on the planet who has been wrong about more things than Bill Kristol, just said your guy"s the frontrunner. + The former Supremo of Goldman Sachs was handling the prospect of a Sanders presidency very well. This just in from the person who made billions off of ruining the American economy and looting the homeless, wounde

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Frank Haggerty
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DIRE WARNING: Massachusetts A 20 Year Climate Change Fiasco 20 Years Lost On Climate Change With A Land-Based Wind… https://t.co/425mYuN8lu

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Counter Punch
Things Said in Confidence to 4000 Close Friends This Week

Photograph Source: VV Nincic - CC BY 2.0 A medical issue on the [L] tracks (I"m guessing someone collided with a front-car) kicked me and others off the CTA Red Line. A toothless old white woman who spoke like a poor Black woman cursed out loud for one minute straight to the disgust of most. I admired her fire and creativity. I ended up walking through the Near North Side and the Rush Street area, where masses of well-dressed white folks out for dinner and drinks reminded me that many live comfortably under authoritarian regimes. I tried to count how many waiters, waitresses, bartenders

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Counter Punch
Amazon Onslaught

This month Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro proposed a new bill promoting mining, expanded agriculture, and energy production on indigenous lands in the Amazon. Accordingly, private developers as well as private hedge funds will occupy and develop land that’s been home to indigenous people for thousands of years. Meantime during Bolsonaro’s first full year in office, deforestation increased by 85%. More on this eye-popping number follows. Of recent, there have been several deeply disturbing developments in the Amazon. Less than two months ago the world’s leading Amazonian scientists, Thomas

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Jelly Head QC MD PHD MBE OBE WAN KENOBI
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@_Jordan_Watkins @guardian If this science is definitive, it shouldn't be a problem. For example, the media are imp… https://t.co/cCawG2mkgB

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Counter Punch
The Overwhelming Sex Appeal Of Bernie Sanders

“the obligation to confess is now relayed through so many different points…that we no longer perceive it as the effect of a power that constrains us” —Michel Foucault Happy Valentines Day to all Bernie Bros, Bernie Gals, and non-binary Berners. The first time I heard the Daddy component of Bernie Sanders explained was when Jeffrey St. Clair described the devoted young female support for Bernie in 2016. The second time I got a whiff of Bernie in this form was when the young female rapper Cardi B advised us to: “Vote for Daddy Bernie”. In my first piece ever for Counterpunch I lamented that

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Counter Punch
The Lies of Industry and the Liars Who Sell Them

Climate change isn’t real.  Tobacco isn’t as bad as people say.  Monsanto’s RoundUp doesn’t cause cancer.  The fact that these statements are still considered valid by some people is not because they might be true or because some people are just stupid.  That some deny these and other scientifically proven phenomena is testament to the power of what researcher David Michaels calls the product defense industry.  His new book, titled The Triumph of Doubt: Dark Money and the Science of Deception , is an expose of this industry and how it works to enable those industries who profit from the sale

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Counter Punch
Mnangagwa’s Neoliberal Assault on the Zimbabwean People

As Zimbabwe’s economy continues its descent since a military coup installed Emmerson Mnangagwa as the nation’s ruler in November 2017, his government’s response has been to double down on its ruinous neoliberal reform program. How much more austerity the Zimbabwean people can endure is another question, following an economic downturn of 6.5% last year and an unemployment rate that is said to stand at 95%. [1] The Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD) slams the additional austerity measures that were “implemented in 2019 against the backdrop of deep socio-economic woes,” cha

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Richard Koepsell
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Trump's Biggest Vulnerability Is His Climate Change Denial https://t.co/P17Jxl44EV via @MotherJones

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Counter Punch
The Lies of Industry and the Liars Who Sell Them

Climate change isn’t real. Tobacco isn’t as bad as people say. Monsanto’s RoundUp doesn’t cause cancer. The fact that these statements are still considered valid by some people is not because they might be true or because some people are just stupid. That some deny these and other scientifically proven phenomena is testament to the power of what researcher David Michaels calls the product defense industry. His new book, titled The Triumph of Doubt: Dark Money and the Science of Deception , is an expose of this industry and how it works to enable those industries who profit from the sale of ca

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Pope of Otterdom
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@miffedmaya Imagine if climate change activists argued against fossil fuels by saying “burning coal to make electricity doesn’t work”

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Counter Punch
A Short History of Humanity’s Future

Salt flats, eastern Nevada. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. Our variety of the human species, homo sapiens sapiens , emerged from out of bands of more primitive yet contemporaneous older variants of humanity well over 200,000 years ago and rapidly expanded in both their numbers and the range of their occupancy on our planet. The competitive pressure by this efflorescence of homo sapiens sapiens against the older variants of humanity reduced the numbers of the latter to the point of extinction over the course of 1600 centuries, leaving just our variety of the human species to range over the Eart

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Counter Punch
Lessons From Ministering on the Border

I recently spent three weeks at the border between El Paso, Texas and Juárez, Mexico. The experience strengthened my resolve, as a person of faith and Sister of Mercy, to share more about how the situation there concerns all of us in the United States. In the shelters where thousands of refugees await their court dates, I met many migrants who quietly maintained their dignity despite sleeping for months on floors and suffering degrading treatment from U.S. border authorities. As their faces became real to me, my heart lurched. I could recognize the hope in the eyes of parents waiting for the

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Nathan Bickell
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@Senator_CFW u are a climate change denying village idiot, and to think we tax payers pay for ur bloated unearned obscene salary.

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Brenda Jones
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So the Tories are against helping disabled people and LED street lights, bet you they are in favour of increasing t… https://t.co/oAVrejBE01

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WND
Celebs who railed against income inequality collected $225K 'swag bags' at the Oscars

Hollywood stars who generate billions of dollars in revenue annually, many while railing against capitalism and income inequality, received lavish gifts -- valued at more than $225,000 -- Sunday at the Oscars. Details are in about the so-called swag bags that are passed out to film's biggest celebrities each year before the Academy Awards. It is safe to say the free gifts received by Hollywood's elite are worth much more than stale bread and cornmeal. According to Yahoo , this year's swag bags contained items such as a cruise on a luxury yacht, access to a personal matchmaking service and

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Washington Free Beacon
EXCLUSIVE: Obama Advisers Trash Biden in WhatsApp Group Chat

The Washington Free Beacon has exclusively obtained a WhatsApp group text between former president Barack Obama and his core group of political advisers following the New Hampshire primary. *** Recent Stories in Politics REPORT: Obama's Bird-Killing Death Machines Bad for Environment Pro-Choice PAC EMILY's List Testing Attack Ad on Bernie Sanders Joy Behar: ‘Every Single' Democratic Presidential Candidate Has a Race Problem Barack Obama : Looks like we dodged a Biden, I mean bullet Susan Rice : F—k. Biden’s such a f—king chickens—t loser

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Counter Punch
Coded Messages About Australia’s Big Burn

Photograph Source: Meganesia - CC BY-SA 4.0 “Blame doesn’t help anybody at this time, and over-analysis of these things is not a productive exercise” – Australian prime minister Scott Morrison Media-inflected “fatigue” has been in the news recently. “Impeachment fatigue” on the part of the public is cited as the context for the sham impeachment proceedings which allowed Republican senators to dump every remaining shred of principle in their contorted attempts to exculpate Trump (Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee saying Trump was guilty but should not be removed from office bec

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Counter Punch
The Problem With Wilderness Collaboration

Mt Thielsen. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. Recently there has been a spate of commentaries advocating collaboration as a means of resolving issues surrounding which public lands should be given the “Gold Standard” of wilderness protection under the 1964 Wilderness Act. Advocates of collaboration, including some representatives of Montana’s various conservation organizations, argue that only collaboration can “resolve” the issues in today’s world.  Advocates of the compromise suggest that garnering support for wilderness is more complicated than in the past. What is incredible to me is that b

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The Denver Post
Push to protect 1.4 million acres of wilderness in Colorado and the West advances in Congress

A push to protect 1.4 million acres of land as wilderness in Colorado, California and Washington advanced in Congress on Wednesday, one of the biggest efforts in a decade to save wilderness that could give the public more opportunities for hiking, rafting and camping away from roads and other development. U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver House members voted 231 to 183 to pass legislation introduced in May by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette , a Democrat from Denver, as the Colorado Wilderness Act and later expanded into the Protecting America"s Wilderness Act. The Republican-controlled Senate no

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WND
N.H. voter mocks CBS host on climate change: 'You gotta be kidding me'

(NEWSBUSTERS) -- In a report for Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Tony Dokoupil went ice fishing with two New Hampshire voters, one Republican, one Democrat. Amid discussing the state’s upcoming primary, Dokoupil couldn’t resist using the mild weather to bring up climate change. He was promptly mocked by the GOP voter. “Another major campaign topic felt unavoidable,” Dokoupil narrated as the taped segment played. Sitting on a frozen New Hampshire lake with Republican Dennis Whitcher and Democrat Tim Moore, Dokoupil remarked: “This is 40 degrees, I’ve got my coat open. But it’s not supposed

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The Grist
It was climate action vs. military spending at the 8th Democratic debate

Seven Democratic candidates for the presidency emerged from the dumpster fire that was the Iowa caucuses and assembled in New Hampshire, where voters will cast their ballots in just four days, to try to address several burning issues. Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, who are stuck in a virtual tie after the delayed and muddled Iowa results, were joined on the debate stage by Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer. In a debate largely moderated by journalists from ABC, the participants sparred over health care, race, and electability - and, briefly, clima

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