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How a Trump Presidency Could Wreck the Paris Climate Deal 25.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
If Donald Trump wins and pulls the US out of its climate change commitments, some countries wonder, why should they keep their own? (Photo: Curran Kelleher ) Join the movement for independent media -- no ads, no sponsored content, just uncensored news and analysis. Make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout today! Donald Trump first shared his analysis of the climate crisis in a now infamous 2012 tweet-rant : "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive," he claimed. The Republican presidential hopeful has since dialed back the rhetoric, calling that earlier claim a joke . But -- as in other areas of critical domestic and international concern-- he's fallen short when pressed for specifics on what a Trump presidency would mean for energy and the climate. It seemed his oft-repeated phrase "trust me, I'll get the best people " was as close as the American public was going to get to details. Until now. The best Trump could find turns ...
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Points for transparency and accountability, but none for flexibility 25.5.2016 Hindu: Opinion
Thakur’s actions will be followed with great interest as the SC verdict looms
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NPR pushes back against allegation it was influenced in Iran treaty coverage 25.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
NPR again pushed back today against an Associated Press story last week that strongly suggested a pro-peace, anti-nuke group in favor of the Iran nuclear treaty gained influence in NPR reporting through a grant to the news organization. The Ploughshares Fund gave NPR $100,000 last year to fund its coverage of the treaty negotiations and subsequent deal.
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US says flight over Sea of Japan was safe, lawful 24.5.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. says an Air Force reconnaissance flight over the Sea of Japan that triggered a Russian protest was conducted safely and according to international law....
What you need to know about the next recession (starring Donald Trump) 24.5.2016 Washington Post
What you need to know about the next recession (starring Donald Trump)
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Ecuador Activist Accuses Chevron of "Harassment and Defamation" 24.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Crude oil in an open toxic oil waste pit abandoned by Chevron in the Ecuadorean Amazon Rainforest near Lago Agrio. (Photo: Caroline Bennett / Rainforest Action Network ) From 1964-1990, Texaco (later bought by Chevron) ran drilling and pipeline operations in Ecuador's Amazon region. During that time, 16 billion gallons of waste had been dumped. In 2013, the Ecuadorean Supreme Court affirmed an earlier ruling that found Chevron responsible for environmental contamination in the Ecuadorean Amazon and set the compensation at US$9.5 billion. Since then, Chevron has said it would not pay and has set out on a deliberate campaign to delegitimize the ruling, and has also looked to sue the Ecuadorean government on the International level. Santiago Escobar, an Ecuadorean activist, became a key witness in the case, revealing information that he says proved the oil giant was involved in underhanded activities against the litigants. He received threats and subsequently left the country. Sitting down with teleSUR ...
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Green Party's Jill Stein Shares Her "Plan B" for Bernie Sanders Supporters: A Green New Deal 24.5.2016 Truthout.com
Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) As the dominant media and political establishment begin to focus on a general election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Truthout speaks with 2016 presidential candidate Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party, about Bernie Sanders, the "Green New Deal" and the politics of fear. Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) As Bernie Sanders' voters begin facing the question of whether or not to support Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton if she becomes the party's nominee, many of his supporters have pledged never to support her. In fact, voters in both major parties are seeking alternatives in this year's presidential election -- and third-party candidates are seeing an explosion in social media interest in their campaigns. For more original Truthout election coverage, check out our election section, "Beyond the Sound Bites: ...
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Rise in death penalty in India's neighbourhood 24.5.2016 Hindu: Home
Hangings in Pakistan and Bangladesh are inevitably followed by more violence
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Who holds the title of being the worst leader in history? 24.5.2016 Daily Kos
In an election year where significant segments of the population seem dissatisfied with the status quo , there is talk of revolutions and making things great again, and fears of fascism and authoritarianism  are running rampant, the most important qualities which people look for in choosing a “good” leader seem just as polarizing as any other issue. Strength without logic has a way of appealing to people in some very scary ways, and idealism based more in fantasy than reality can ultimately be self-defeating. In a democracy, all of it is informed by popular social values which reflect a culture’s attitudes about itself, what it wants to be, and what it fears it may become. As I’ve mentioned before , for as great of an accomplishment as it is, the fundamental flaw in democracy is that when one gets down to rub of it—sometimes people choose badly. In the grand scheme of human history, the quaint notions of equality among all persons and representative government are relatively new. Sure you can see hints ...
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New report says health facilities attacked in 19 countries 24.5.2016 Washington Post: World
Deliberate or indiscriminate attacks have decimated health facilities, killed medical workers and patients, and deprived countless civilians of care in 19 countries during 2015 and the first three months of 2016, a coalition of more than 30 health and humanitarian organizations said in a new report released Monday.
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Other than the Libertarian Party's VP candidate, who'll defend the Constitution? 23.5.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Other than the Libertarian Party's VP candidate, who'll defend the Constitution?
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China clarifies on Pakistan's NSG application 23.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Beijing, May 23 : The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) should decide whether non-signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) are eligible to join the 48-member group before any decision is taken on Pakistan's bid for membership, a Chinese spokesperson said on Monday.
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Attacking Doctors in Conflict Zones is a War Crime. So Why is No One Prosecuted For It? 23.5.2016 Mother Jones
While a United States AC-130 gunship blasted a Médecins Sans Frontières
 hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, with howitzer and incendiary rounds early on the morning of October 3, 2015, MSF staff phoned and texted American and Afghan authorities more than a dozen times trying desperately to stop the attack. Medical staff and patients were shot as they fled the building. Others burned to death as they lay in their beds. By the time the half-hour airstrike was over, 42 people—including doctors, nurses, and patients—were dead. The Pentagon later carried out an investigation and determined that while errors were made, no one will face criminal charges . Though it was horrific, the Kunduz hospital attack was not unusual. It was one of hundreds of assaults on health care workers and hospitals in conflict zones around the globe since 2015, as cataloged in a detailed new report from Johns Hopkins University. The consequences of these attacks have been devastating: In Syria, nearly 30 percent of the healthcare ...
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Casualty numbers from U.S. military action to draw scrutiny 23.5.2016 Washington Post
As the Obama administration prepares a report of how many militants and civilians it has killed in counterterrorism efforts since 2009, the statistics may be defined by what is left out as much as by what is included.
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World leaders urged to reform aid, uphold international law 23.5.2016 Washington Post: World
A top United Nations official on Sunday urged word leaders to reform the humanitarian aid system and uphold international humanitarian law ahead of a key summit.
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Ajay Shirke nominated as BCCI Secretary 22.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Mumbai, May 22 : BCCI President Anurag Thakur on Sunday nominated Ajay Shirke as the Secretary of the Board as per the rules to fill up the vacancy created by his resignation.
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Humbled, honoured to be BCCI president: Thakur 22.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Mumbai, May 22 : Newly-elected Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur on Sunday said he was humbled and honoured to take over the top post.
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BCCI to advertise for India chief coach job 22.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Mumbai, May 22 : New Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur on Sunday said the board will advertise for the vacant post of the national team's chief coach where interested candidates can put their names forward.
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Rebecca Gordon: Terror, Torture and US Wars of Vengeance Diminish Our Humanity 22.5.2016 Truthout.com
Rebecca Gordon, author of American Nuremberg, says if US officials are not held accountable for torture and other alleged war crimes committed after 9/11, the American people and US leaders are likely to allow these crimes to be committed again. Who will be held accountable for torture, mass killing and assassinations by senior US government officials? (Image: Troy Page / Truthout; Adapted: ArtMakesMeSmile, DecadeNull, LoveMissB ) With the Nuremberg tribunal after World War II, the United States helped establish the international principles guiding the prosecution of war crimes. But the US refuses to apply these principles to itself. American Nuremberg makes the case for indicting the officials who have presided over torture, extraordinary rendition, drone assassinations and more since 9/11 in the name of national security. Order your copy of this provocative book by donating to Truthout today! In this interview, Rebecca Gordon, author of American Nuremberg: The US Officials Who Should Stand Trial for ...
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Thakur has to carry BCCI legacy forward: Ganguly 22.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Mumbai, May 22 : Former India skipper and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly congratulated the newly-appointed BCCI president Anurag Thakur, saying the former board secretary has to carry forward the legacy of his predecessors.
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