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The Real Story Behind Israel’s “Blooming Desert”

    The Real Story Behind Israel’s “Blooming Desert”

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – It has often been said that Israel, since its establishment in 1948, has presided over the “miracle” of making the country’s “desert bloom.” That heavily promoted narrative — which asserts that the Palestinians have long lacked the capacity, knowledge or desire to properly develop agriculture in the region — has often…

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Liberal Philanthropy is Dooming the Planet to Climate Disaster

    Liberal Philanthropy is Dooming the Planet to Climate Disaster

The strategy document, published by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in January, represents the third renewal of the Climate Works initiative originally founded in 2008. The initiative was executed through the Climate Works Foundation in coordination with other big philanthropic foundations, the Packard and McKnight Foundations. The Hewlett Foundation strategy document, titled Climate Initiative Strategy 2018–2023,…

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White House Defends Ripping Children From Parents as “Very Biblical to Enforce the Law”

    White House Defends Ripping Children From Parents as “Very Biblical to Enforce the Law”

Asked to comment on remarks made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier in the day about how the Trump administration’s policy of ripping children out of the arms of their immigrant parents is somehow justified by the Christian Bible, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday afternoon said she could not respond specifically…

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In Mexico, Resistance to Govt Collusion with Capitalists and Organized Crime Triggers Criminalization of Dissent

    In Mexico, Resistance to Govt Collusion with Capitalists and Organized Crime Triggers Criminalization of Dissent

MEXICO CITY — Leon Fierro spent 20 days in a Mexican jail on trumped-up attempted-homicide charges he says came on orders from the government. Upon his release, the human rights activist returned to organizing Mexicans against efforts to privatize their water, visiting Mexico City to speak out against the government’s efforts to intimidate him and…

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Trump Resumes Funding for the White Helmets in Syria

  Trump Resumes Funding for the White Helmets in Syria

In a somewhat surprising but not entirely unpredictable turn, President Trump has authorized new funding for the White Helmets which had previously been put on hold. A State Department press release puts the initial funding figure at $6.6 million to continue what it calls “the vital, life-saving operations of the Syrian Civil Defense, more commonly known as the White Helmets.” Elsewhere…

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Unsettling Trump Mural Greets Children at Detention Center in Former Walmart

  Unsettling Trump Mural Greets Children at Detention Center in Former Walmart

Children who are taken to the former Walmart which now serves as a detention center for young immigrants in Brownsville, Texas, are greeted by a mural of the man responsible for their incarceration—President Donald Trump. MSNBC journalist Jacob Soboroff was given a tour of the facility, now known as Casa Padre. He shared images of the mural, which…

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Democrats Are Putting Partisanship and Power Before Peace

  Democrats Are Putting Partisanship and Power Before Peace

When Richard Nixon returned to Washington after his historic 1972 trip to China, he was welcomed with strong support from Democrats. “From the initial Congressional reaction, it was apparent that the President, home from his China trip, would find broad bipartisan support for his move toward closer relations with Peking,” The New York Times reported on Feb. 29,…

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The US and NATO Are Establishing Terrorist Bases in Europe

  The US and NATO Are Establishing Terrorist Bases in Europe

NATO and the United States, which, together, claim to be fighting some sort of amorphous “global war on terrorism,” have enabled a terrorist group to establish bases in two NATO member states – France and Albania – and one NATO protectorate, Kosovo. After evacuating forces of the anti-Iranian terrorist group Mojahedin-e-Khalq from their former bases…

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Liberal Philanthropy is Dooming the Planet to Climate Disaster, Documents Reveal

  Liberal Philanthropy is Dooming the Planet to Climate Disaster, Documents Reveal

One of the world’s biggest philanthropic initiatives to address climate change is set-up to fail catastrophically, according to a strategy document setting out the initiative’s five-year plan. The strategy document, published by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in January, represents the third renewal of the Climate Works initiative originally founded in 2008. The initiative was…

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As Tech Giants Compete for $18B Pentagon Contract to Develop Orwellian Data Cloud, Workers Push Back

  As Tech Giants Compete for $18B Pentagon Contract to Develop Orwellian Data Cloud, Workers Push Back

SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — The entire tech industry is currently going through its very own Hunger Games as a host of companies compete for a chance to win two multibillion dollar contracts from the Pentagon. What are the jobs? Develop globally accessible cloud-computing platforms for the Pentagon and military personnel, spanning all levels from unclassified…

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