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Oscars: 'Roma,' 'Cold War' lead a bracing foreign invasion 23.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The first happy surprise of the Academy Award nominations arrived with the first category unveiled Tuesday morning, when Marina de Tavira, a 44-year-old veteran of the Mexican stage and screen, received a supporting actress nod for “Roma.”

De Tavira’s nomination was a telling one. It wasn’t just...

In Angola, Conservationists Make the Case for a Massive New National Park 20.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. There are not many truly unknown places left on Earth, places where nobody knows who and what lives there, where the waterways go, or how the ecosystems operate. Eastern Angola is one of those places, and that helps explain why this place, […]
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'Vice' and 'Leave No Trace' expose the sins and casualties of the Iraq war 19.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

There are moments in “Vice,” a forbidding portrait of former Vice President Dick Cheney, and “Leave No Trace,” a parable of an Iraq vet trapped with his demons in the Oregon woods, when the travails of recent American history are compressed into how one man becomes a casualty in another’s relentless...

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Muslims in the Philippines Emerge From the Fog of War to Vote on Self-Rule 18.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: World
Nearly a year and a half after Philippine forces retook the southern city of Marawi from Islamic State-linked militants, a large Muslim-majority region will vote to gain the power to largely govern itself—an attempt to end decades of armed revolt.
Army Releases a Critical History of the War in Iraq 18.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Army published a study of the U.S. war in Iraq that criticizes decisions of some of the service’s most senior officers and outlines hard-learned lessons from the conflict.
America's Other Endless War: Battling al-Shabaab in Somalia 18.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: World
The death of Staff Sgt. Alex Conrad puts into sharp relief the cost of America’s long fight against the militant group. It is just one of a series of under-the-radar conflicts, in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East, which have simmered since 9/11.
The title this director gave his parents' story? 'Cold War' 18.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Pawel Pawlikowski grew up in the shadow of a tempestuous love affair. Naturally, he made it into a movie.
Here's a secret: We may be winning the war on terrorism 16.1.2019 LA Times: Nation

Are we quietly winning the war on terror — but are afraid to admit it?

After President Trump warned on Jan. 4 that terrorists were heading our way from Mexico, a remarkable statistic emerged: The number of terrorist acts committed by people who had sneaked across our southern border was exactly...

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Former Ivory Coast President Gbagbo is acquitted of war crimes 15.1.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Delivering a stinging defeat to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court, judges on Tuesday acquitted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and former youth minister Charles Ble Goude of responsibility for crimes committed following disputed elections in 2010, saying the prosecution...

Cold War Games: U.S. Is Preparing to Test the Waters in Icy Arctic 12.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: Asia
The Navy is planning to expand its role in the Arctic as climate change opens up more ocean waterways and the U.S. vies with great-power rivals Russia and China for influence in the far north.
Obama-Era War on Executive Power Foreshadowed Trump's Wall Fight 11.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Obama-era battles over executive power, on issues such as health care and immigration, foreshadowed today’s standoff over President Trump’s insistence on building a wall on the southern border.
De Blasio's Privacy Invasion 11.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
A federal judge says New York’s raid on Airbnb hosts violates the law.
Review: World War II drama ‘Ashes in the Snow’ explores Soviet persecution of Lithuanians 11.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Based on Ruta Sepetys’ 2011 bestseller “Between Shades of Gray,” the historical drama “Ashes in the Snow” reopens a chapter of World War II largely overshadowed by other atrocities: The Soviet Union’s violent annexation of the Baltic states. The soldiers are wearing the uniforms of the Red Army...

‘Star Wars Resistance’ debuts a familiar villain and announces second season 10.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The First Order is here, and it means business.

Disney released a new trailer for “Star Wars Resistance” on Wednesday that teases just what Kaz and his friends are in for when the animated series returns from its midseason hiatus.

The trailer shows that the First Order has been increasing its presence...

Slapping 'Green' in front of 'New Deal' is yet another sign of liberal intellectual exhaustion 8.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It’s fitting that the Green New Deal pushed by many but popularized by Democratic phenom Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who had her “60 Minutes” debut on Sunday, is a triumph of recycling.

Not of plastic bags or soda cans, but of ideas. Specifically, FDR’s New Deal and the impulses behind it.


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ESPN apologizes for playing 'Dixie' with Civil War-themed Andrew Luck graphic during wild card game 7.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

ESPN has apologized Sunday for taking the Andrew Luck-Civil War theme too far during its Saturday broadcast of the Indianapolis Colts-Houston Texans wild card playoff game.

A graphic depicting the Colts quarterback as a Civil War officer — taking a cue from a popular Twitter parody account — was...

Navy SEAL to plead not guilty to war crimes, including killing ISIS teen 4.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Nineteen-year-veteran Edward Gallagher will stand trial for alleged war crimes he committed in while serving in Iraq, including premeditated murder. If convicted, he could face life in prison.
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Afghans offer Trump a history lesson: 1979 Soviet invasion was 'a grave violation' 4.1.2019 L.A. Times - World News

In a rare public break with the White House, top Afghan government officials on Thursday criticized President Trump’s praise of the 1979 Soviet invasion of their country and defended the “sacrifice of millions of Afghans” in the conflict.

During Trump’s rambling, 90-minute riff before reporters...

At the peak of the Holocaust, Nazis murdered more than 14,000 Jews a day, scholar says 4.1.2019 LA Times: Science

In the ledger of evils perpetrated by humans, Operation Reinhard holds a special place. Over the course of 21 months starting in March 1942, Nazi forces and their collaborators rounded up 1.7 million Jews from 393 Polish towns and ghettos and dispatched them in tightly packed rail cars to three...

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Bolsonaro "declares war" on Brazil's indigenous peoples - Survival responds 3.1.2019 Survival International
Image from indigenous protests in Brasilia, April 2018. By staining the streets red, we are showing how much blood has been shed in our fight for the protection of indigenous lands. said Sonia Guajajara, an indigenous leader © Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil " Jair Bolsonaro has started his Presidency in the worst possible way for the indigenous peoples of Brazil. Taking responsibility for indigenous land demarcation away from FUNAI, the Indian affairs department, and giving it to the Agriculture Ministry is virtually a declaration of open warfare against Brazil’s tribal peoples. “Tereza Cristina, the new head of the Ministry, has long opposed tribal land rights, and championed the expansion of agriculture into indigenous territories. This is an assault on the rights, lives and livelihoods of Brazil’s first peoples – if their lands are not protected, they face genocide, and whole uncontacted tribes could be wiped out. “This onslaught on Brazil’s first peoples attacks the heart and soul of the Brazilian ...
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