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The ‘Resistance’ Supports Trump’s Evil Agendas While Attacking Fake Nonsense ~ Caitlin Johnstone

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  • Trump's enemies are seeking his impeachment for whatever they can hang on him, but they won't go after him for travesties like Yemen and the defense budget that they support.
  • Related: Don’t let the Democrats censor the real resistance.

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Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic

September 23, 2018 | From Caitlin Johnstone at theantimedia.com: A new article from the Wall Street Journal reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lied to congress about the measures Saudi Arabia is taking to minimize the civilian casualties in its catastrophic war on Yemen, and that he did so in order to secure two billion dollars for war profiteers.

This is about as depraved as anything you could possibly imagine. US-made bombs have been conclusively tied to civilian deaths in a war which has caused the single worst humanitarian crisis on earth, a crisis which sees scores of Yemeni children dying every single day and has placed five million children at risk of death by starvation in a nation where families are now eating leaves to survive. CIA veteran Bruce Riedel once said that “if the United States of America and the United Kingdom tonight told King Salman that this war has to end, it would end tomorrow, because the Royal Saudi Airforce cannot operate without American and British support.” Nobody other than war plutocrats benefits from the US assisting Saudi Arabia in its monstrous crimes against humanity, and yet Pompeo chose to override his own expert advisors on the matter for fear of hurting the income of those very war plutocrats.

Robert Gore is a featured writer on The Savvy Street, an online magazine, and has been on websites Zero Hedge, David Stockman’s Contra Corner, Lew Rockwell, The Automatic Earth, The Burning Platform, and Western Rifle Shooters Association. Although he engages in political commentary, he enthusiastically shuns politics.

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Don’t let the Democrats censor the real resistance. Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)

  • Left side: The censored version of the PSL poster from the Democratic Party's tweet 
  • Building the Anti-Trump Resistence
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Special Project | Climate Catastrophe Is Just Around the Corner

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Downtown area of Panama City, Florida after Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018.  Credit: Joe Raedle Getty Images

Story 1: We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN * Story 2: New Climate Report Was Too Cautious * Story 3: The Planet Is Doomed—Let's Destroy It Faster! * Related: The Plastic Bag: An American History

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Week Ending October 27, 2018|

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Story 1: We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN, Jonathan Watts, the Guardian, Monday, 8 Oct, 2018

  • Urgent changes needed tocutrisk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC.
  • Overwhelmed by climate change? Here’s what you can do.

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Story 2 New Climate Report Was Too Cautious, Scott Waldman, E&E News / Scientific American
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11, 2018

Experts cite the important outcomes and cost of climate change left out of the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC} report.

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The Trump administration* establishes the United States government as a death cult.
 

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The Plastic Bag: An American History, Nechama Brodie, piqd
 

  • https://cache.piqd.com/system/portfolio_item_images/production/1v2/o/q/98f7510b-e83c-44a0-8e3c-da64fdd3f66f.pngThe story of the plastic bag—the kind that is so ubiquitous in grocery stores, in gutters, in the branches of trees—is a story of persuasion, one that began with a battle between paper and plastic in the hearts of the American people.
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Lost in the Face of Militarism. The Necessity of Moral Resistance to the Military-Industrial Complex

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  • Part 1: The Necessity of Moral Resistance in the Face of Militarism ~ William J. Barber, II
  • Confronting head-on America's war economy and militarism, the necessity of non-violent moral dissent, moral resistance and moral vision ...
  • Part 2: From the Archives | Lost in the Military-Industrial Complex
  • Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have ducked any serious discussion of America’s escalating military spending.

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Part 1: The Necessity of Moral Resistance in the Face of Militarism ~ William J. Barber, II
Confronting head-on America's war economy and militarism, the necessity of non-violent moral dissent, moral resistance and moral vision ...

Matthew Hoh, Rise Up Times

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May 6th, 2018 – Confronting head-on America’s war economy and militarism, the necessity of non-violent moral dissent, moral resistance and moral vision is the theme of this powerful speech delivered by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President and Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and the Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, at the historic New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC, where, during the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, people were housed; and also where President Abraham Lincoln and his family were welcomed as pew holders on the first Sunday following Lincoln’s inauguration in March 1861.

Matthew Hoh has nearly twelve years experience with America’s wars overseas with the United States Marine Corps, Department of Defense and State Department.

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Part 2: From the Archives | Lost in the Military-Industrial Complex

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have ducked any serious discussion of America’s escalating military spending, suggesting that whoever wins will be captive of President Eisenhower’s “Military-Industrial Complex,” writes Chuck Spinney.

Chuck Spinney, Consortium News

July 2, 2016 | America is engaged in the longest and second most expensive war in its history — a small war in terms of forces deployed and op-tempos, but a war that is grinding on endlessly, without a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.

Contrary to the whining about constrained budgets causing readiness and modernization problems emanating from the Pentagon, all dutifully regurgitated without question by the mainstream media, defense spending in the Pentagon’s so-called Base Budget is close to an all-time high and poised to increase over the long term.

Chuck Spinney is a former military analyst for the Pentagon who was famous for the “Spinney Report,” which criticized the Pentagon’s wasteful pursuit of costly and complex weapons systems.

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Stop Trump's Social Security Administration Commissioner

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Tell the Senate Finance Committee: "We call on the U.S. Senate to reject Andrew Saul’s appointment as Commissioner of Social Security (SSA). A vote for Andrew Saul is a vote against Social Security."

Michael Phelan, Social Security Works

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October 2, 2018 | Since taking office, Social Security Works members have banded together to stop Donald Trump’s attempts to destroy our Social Security system.

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His annual budgets attempted to cut Social Security Disability Insurance and force the closure of the Social Security offices.

Social Security Works leads the fight every day to expand and protect our Social Security system.

Michael Phelan is Deputy Director of Social Security Works PAC.

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October 10, 2018 | This weekend hurt.

We fought hard against Brett Kavanaugh, supporting protesters on the ground in the Hart Senate Building last week and outside the Supreme Court on Saturday. A Supreme Court with Kavanaugh threatens everything we fight for.

Already, the Roberts court has allowed unlimited dark money to flood our elections, struck down important sections of the Voting Rights Act, and ruled to preserve partisan gerrymandering. With Kavanaugh on the bench, Democracy itself is threatened.

These issues go beyond the court. The Republican minority in this country is exercising its power to entrench its supremacy permanently. Democracy itself is on the ballot in 2018.

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• Reduce Money’s Influence so that everyday Americans like you and me -- not just wealthy special interests -- have the power in our elections.
• Expand Voting Rights & Election Integrity so every eligible citizen can vote and have that vote count.
• Create Ethical & Open Government to hold elected officials to the highest possible standards.
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Planning to Vote in the November Election? Why Most Americans Probably Won’t, Sabrina Tavernise, the New York (NY) Times

  • Lula Hill … said she has grown disillusioned with politicians and no longer votes.
  • “I just got to the point, I said, ‘I’m not going do it anymore,’” said Ms. Hill, sitting on a couch in the lobby of the hotel she owns and runs, the Hotel Madison, 30 miles south of Charleston. “I just can’t vote for any of them in good conscience.”


 

Catholic Women Called ~ Bridget Mary Meehan

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The only "serious confusion" among the faithful is just how long the Vatican will continue to parade indefensible arguments that attempt to limit the reaches of God's call.

Kate McElwee, Women's Ordination Conference

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The bravery of the women of Catholic Women Called directly contradicts Archbishop Ladaria's assertion that the ban on women's ordination is doctrine definitively held. Catholic women hear and respond to God's call, no matter the cost. This, we know, is crystal clear. 

Kate McElwee, Executive Director, Women's Ordination Conference

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Planning to Vote in the November Election? Why Most Americans Probably Won’t

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Lula Hill at the hotel she owns in Madison, W.Va. She said she has grown disillusioned with politicians and no longer votes.Credit: Maddie McGarvey for the New York (NY) Times

  • “I just got to the point, I said, ‘I’m not going do it anymore,’” said Ms. Hill, sitting on a couch in the lobby of the hotel she owns and runs, the Hotel Madison, 30 miles south of Charleston. “I just can’t vote for any of them in good conscience.”
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Oct. 3, 2018 | Lula Hill voted in just about every election once she became old enough in 1952. Her coal mining family of registered Democrats believed that elections were like church services: You didn’t skip them.

But over time, her sense of civic obligation faded. Mines started laying people off. Opioids started poisoning her neighbors. As her town lost its vigor, Ms. Hill watched as smiling politicians kept making promises and, in her view, growing richer. By the late 1990s, when political leaders — Democrat or Republican — talked about the greater good, she no longer believed them.

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