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Lawsuit Filed to Protect Wildlife and San Pedro River from Sprawling Development 26.5.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire

A lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service was filed today in federal court in Arizona to protect the San Pedro River, and the wildlife and millions of migratory birds that depend on it.

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The Daily 202: Trump’s attacks on the GOP’s most prominent Latina, Susana Martinez, should alarm Republicans 25.5.2016 Washington Post
The Daily 202: Trump’s attacks on the GOP’s most prominent Latina, Susana Martinez, should alarm Republicans
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5 Ways Bernie Sanders May Impact The Democratic Party Platform 25.5.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Every four years, as Democrats and Republicans plan for their national conventions, party leaders come together to decide on how to best dust off and shine up their respective parties' platform -- that catch-all proclamation that signals their political priorities and policy goals. Typically, the publication of these platforms results in a couple days of news stories, in which noteworthy alterations are documented and the other side levies partisan objections. But this year, there's an interesting twist: Bernie Sanders -- the presumptive second-place finisher in the Democratic primary -- has been granted the opportunity to play a role on the platform committee. Which means that the Democratic Party's platform document may receive up to four days of coverage. Perhaps even five. If this seems like a cynical way of viewing what is ostensibly an important party document, I invite you to muddle through the last Democratic party platform , authored in President  Barack Obama ’s re-election year. A red-hot ...
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Water worries tap frustration in Montco 25.5.2016 Philly.com News
Less than a week after new EPA guidelines effectively doubled the number of contaminated public water wells near former naval air bases at Willow Grove and Warminster, residents lined up out the door for a public open house with environmental and military officials.
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Intel Vets Urge Fast Report on Clinton’s Emails 25.5.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President

FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity

SUBJECT: Those “Damn Emails” – “Really a Concern”

Introduction

Last Wednesday Robert Gates, CIA Director under President Bush-41 and Defense Secretary under President Bush-43, publicly commented that Secretary Hillary Clinton’s “whole email thing … is really a concern in terms of her judgment,” adding, “I don’t know what originally prompted her to think that was a good idea.”

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Pastor: Acquittal in Freddie Gray Case Highlights Deep Distrust in Legal System in Black Community 24.5.2016 Democracy Now!
A Baltimore police officer has been acquitted on all charges for his role in the arrest of Freddie Gray, who died of spinal injuries last year after he was arrested and transported in a police van. Officer Edward Nero faced misdemeanor charges of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office. Nero was one of six officers charged in Gray’s death. Judge Barry Williams handed down the verdict in a bench trial on Monday, ruling that "the state has not met its burden" to prove Nero’s guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt." The ruling was met with little surprise from the community in a case that many said was the state’s weakest. We speak with Gray family attorney Billy Murphy, who recently won a $6.4 million settlement from the city of Baltimore for the family of Freddie Gray, and Rev. Heber Brown III, pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and member of Baltimore United for Change.
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While Nature Might Not Discriminate, the Effects of Climate Change Do 24.5.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
For far too long, American popular opinion has relegated climate change to the ranks of pedagogical scientists, clearly siloed from our everyday lives. It is with this in mind that a number of environmental advocates kicked off a campaign this spring in support of President Obama's Clean Power Plan . The legality of the EPA's carbon rule to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Power Plan will be determined in the State of West Virginia vs. the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)--the court case was originally scheduled to come before a three-person panel at the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on June 2. As of last week, it has been delayed to September 27--but will come before a whole court. The campaign in favor of the Clean Power Plan is unique in that its rhetoric borrows from the gay rights movement: Joshua Dorner, a strategist at the Washington political communications firm SKDKnickerbocker who has experience working on same-sex marriage campaigns, ...
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More tainted Montco and Bucks wells closed after EPA tightens rules 24.5.2016 Philly.com News
Eight more wells that supply public drinking water have been shut down in Bucks and Montgomery counties and dozens of private wells called into question after the Environmental Protection Agency issued more stringent guidelines on water contamination last week.
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Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration Has Passed the Point of No Return 23.5.2016 Truthout.com
(Photo: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center ; Edited: LW / TO) Human-caused climate disruption is causing "unprecedented" melting in the Arctic, and record wildfires and warm temperatures. It's also a driving force behind increased risks of extinction for one-third of all North American birds -- and for human beings. (Photo: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center ; Edited: LW / TO) A recent trip up Washington State's Mount Rainier brought home to me how rapidly things are changing, even in the high country. I first climbed the mountain in 1994, when the main route was a picturesque climb up smooth glaciers. Most of the time crevasses weren't even visible, and snow cover was abundant. To see more stories like this, visit "Planet or Profit?" But anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) has been speeding up with each passing year, and in the same area 22 years later, I found large portions of it nearly unrecognizable. We took a somewhat different route than the one I'd climbed in 1994, primarily because the ...
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A warming world means less water, with economic consequences 23.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
We know that climate change will make water scarcer. But it could also have big economic impacts, Richard Damania of the World Bank says.
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Burkina Faso capital hit by water cuts amid soaring heat 23.5.2016 Washington Post: World
Water trickles out of the faucet sometimes around 2 a.m. — and by dawn the taps run empty at Dramane Drabo’s laundry business. It could be days before any more water returns, he laments.
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Colorado residents push to protect homes, river from fracking 23.5.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado residents fighting new oil and gas development — 53 wells and a fracking waste facility on the banks of the Colorado River — have turned to an untested state rule in a last-ditch push for ...
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Healthy eating: Three bean salad with roasted onion 22.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Three bean salad with roasted onion 1 large red onion (¾ pound peeled and halved) Vegetable cooking spray 3/4 pound wax beans (3 cups) 1 1/2 cups shelled black-eyed peas (1/2 pound unshelled) 1 1/2 cups shelled lima beans (1/2 pound unshelled) 1/4 cup sherry vinegar 1 teaspoon mustard seeds, crushed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 clove garlic, minced Place onion halves, cut sides down, in a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 450 degrees for 30 minutes or until tender. Let cool slightly; coarsely chop and set aside. Trim ends from wax beans, remove strings; set aside. Cook black-eyed peas and lima beans in boiling water for 12 minutes. Add wax beans and cook an additional 8 minutes or until tender. Drain; set aside. Combine vinegar and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; stir well with a wire whisk. Add onion, peas and beans and toss well; cover and marinate in refrigerator at least 8 hours. Yield: 7 servings (1 cups). Adapted from Judith Emerson’s recipe in the 100th ...
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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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Cannes: With 'Elle,' Paul Verhoeven makes noise, and another comeback 22.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The movie's opening may as well arrive with an on-screen statement.

Loud shrieking lends the impression a couple is having sex, but the first sight is a close-up of a cat. Then the camera cuts to the source of the shrieks, and it turns out what sounded like love was actually an assault.

"Paul Verhoeven...

Vietnam: From enemy to partner 22.5.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Traveling to Vietnam with Sen. John McCain a few years ago, it was clear to me just how far the relationship between two former enemies had come.
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Religious Hypocrites and Their Timeless Tactics: McCrory, Tartuffe, and House Bill 2 21.5.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In both Pat McCrory's HB 2 and Molière's Tartuffe, unwitting victims are fleeced by people pretending to be virtuous. Tartuffe fleeces a wealthy man named Orgon. With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment protections including the right to sue in state court for discrimination based on "race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap." (Those still doubting that please click here .) In both cases, the same ancient three-part strategy is used against unwitting victims who can even admire (at least at first) the very man that fleeces them. Using Molière's classic tale to explore this ancient strategy not only arms us against the McCrorys of the world. It also reminds us how classics not only entertain but teach and prepare us as well. Please follow me--this won't take long. Part One of the Old Strategy. "Virtuous" hypocrites must of course first fool and hook their victims while also fooling the rest of us who might otherwise help the victims. To do this, operators like ...
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Religious Hypocrites and Their Timeless Tactics: McCrory, Tartuffe, and HB 2 21.5.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In both Pat McCrory's HB 2 and Molière's Tartuffe, unwitting victims are fleeced by people pretending to be virtuous. Tartuffe fleeces a wealthy man named Orgon. With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment protections including the right to sue in state court for discrimination based on "race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap." (Those still doubting that please click here .) In both cases, the same ancient three-part strategy is used against unwitting victims who can even admire (at least at first) the very man that fleeces them. Using Molière's classic tale to explore this ancient strategy not only arms us against the McCrorys of the world. It also reminds us how classics not only entertain but teach and prepare us as well. Please follow me--this won't take long. Part One of the Old Strategy. "Virtuous" hypocrites must of course first fool and hook their victims while also fooling the rest of us who might otherwise help the victims. To do this, operators like ...
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How To Socialize America’s Energy 21.5.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Kate Aronoff

Coming out of last December’s landmark climate negotiations in Paris, the question is no longer if societies will shift toward renewables, but when and how. For all the limitations of the deal—that it is largely unenforceable, contains only passing reference to human and indigenous rights, and treats historical polluters with kid gloves—its clearest and most redeeming feature is that it signals an end to the fossil fuel era.

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The Sacred Glacier Is Melting But The Festival Goes On 21.5.2016 NPR News
That's the sad situation facing thousands of Peruvians who climb a mountain for the 'Snow Star' festival, which starts on Sunday.
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