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Michael Moore?s ?Fahrenheit 11/9? Aims Not at Trump But at Those Who Created the Conditions That Led to His Rise

?Fahrenheit 11/9,? the title of Michael Moore?s new film that opens today in theaters, is an obvious play on the title of his wildly profitable Bush-era ?Fahrenheit 9/11,? but also a reference to the date of Donald J. Trump?s 2016 election victory. Despite that, Trump himself is a secondary figure in Moore?s film, which is far more focused on the far more relevant and interesting questions of what ? and, critically, who ? created the climate in which someone like Trump could occupy the Oval Office.


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Infoshop News / Shell and Exxon?s secret 1980s climate change warnings
« Last post by Alternative Media Project on Today at 06:01:21 AM »
Shell and Exxon?s secret 1980s climate change warnings

Newly found documents from the 1980s show that fossil fuel companies privately predicted the global damage that would be caused by their products.


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The Zapatistas? Dignified Rage: Revolutionary Theories and Anticapitalist Dreams of Subcommandante Marcos

Beyond the city streets and markets of San Cristóbal de las Casas, steep roads wind into the misty mountains of Chiapas, past the Mexican state?s military outposts, and toward the autonomous communities of the Zapatistas, a movement which erupted onto the world stage on January 1st, 1994.


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Climate Change Turned Florence Into a Monster Storm ? But Corporate Media Avoided That Story


Scientists believe climate change dramatically increases rainfall, but most Florence coverage ignored the issue


That Hurricane Florence broke rainfall records for tropical storms in both North and South Carolina shouldn?t be surprising, as global climate change has increased extreme precipitation in all areas of the continental United States. One analysis released before the massive storm hit, by researchers at Stony Brook, Berkeley National Lab and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, projected that warming would cause Florence to bring twice as much rain compared to a similar storm with normal temperatures.

But news audiences were rarely informed about the contribution of human-caused climate disruption to the devastating storm, according to a study of hurricane coverage by Public Citizen. Less than 8 percent of Florence stories in the 50 top-circulation U.S. newspapers from Sept. 9 through Sept. 16 mentioned climate change ? and only 4 percent of segments on major TV outlets.

The New York Times had the most Florence-related stories that made reference to climate change: 15 out of 75 stories, or 20 percent. By contrast, 19 of the top 50 papers had no stories on the hurricane that mentioned climate change, including the Chicago Tribune (out of 34 stories), Atlanta Journal-Constitution (28 stories), Orlando Sentinel (37 stories) and Miami Herald (21 stories). (Three California papers ? the East Bay Times, San Jose Mercury News and Orange County Register ? ran no stories on Florence.) Aside from the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer (six out of 32 stories) and Washington Post (four out of 49) were the only other papers to reference climate change in Florence stories more than three times.

ABC never referred to climate change in its coverage of Florence, Public Citizen found; its over-the-air colleagues did little better, with CBS and NBC airing one segment apiece that mentioned Florence and climate change together (out of 63 and 73 hurricane segments, respectively). MSNBC brought up climate in 13 percent of its Florence reports, considerably ahead of CNN?s 4 percent; Fox discussed climate in 10 percent of 51 segments on Florence, but, the study noted,  ?All five of Fox News Network?s mentions of climate change were segments denying the relationship between the storm and climate change.?

?When outlets fail to connect these events to global warming, audiences are left uninformed about some of the most critical decisions we face,? David Arkush, who directs Public Citizen?s climate program, said in a statement. ?We need a serious national discussion about the urgent, existential threat from climate change and how we are going to fix it ? and it?s very difficult to have that conversation when media won?t talk about the topic.?

 

 


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AlterNet / Here Are 5 Key 2018 Races Where Barack Obama Could Make All the Difference
« Last post by AlterNet on Yesterday at 06:00:39 PM »
Here Are 5 Key 2018 Races Where Barack Obama Could Make All the Difference



 
 
 



The former president has shown he's willing to step into the campaign fray.


After Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the United States in January 2017, Barack Obama kept a low profile for many months. But the centrist Democrat and former president reemerged in Johannesburg, South Africa in July, when he gave a speech in honor of what would have been Nelson Mandela?s 100th birthday. And Obama gave another speech on September 7, appearing at the University of Illinois and doing something he hadn?t done since leaving office: aggressively criticizing Trump?s presidency before a large crowd.

In 2017 and the first half of 2018, Obama?s decision to keep a low profile made perfect sense?it gave Americans, especially Democrats and swing voters, a chance to miss him. And with the 2018 midterms less than seven weeks away, the 57-year-old Obama will no doubt be in heavy demand as a campaigner. But he can?t be all places at once, and Democratic strategists will be selective about where they employ his campaigning skills.

Here are five important races where Obama might be called upon to do some aggressive campaigning in the 2018 midterms.

1. Florida Gubernatorial: Andrew Gillum v. Ron DeSantis

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum pulled off a major upset on August 28, when he defeated establishment Democrat Gwen Graham (daughter of former Florida Gov. Bob Graham) in a Democratic gubernatorial primary. Gillum, a Bernie Sanders ally, ran decidedly to the left of the centrist Gwen Graham?and now, he is competing against far-right Republican Ron DeSantis (a Tea Party extremist and avid Trump supporter) for governor of Florida. Gillum has been ahead in recent polls, leading DeSantis by 6% (Reuters/Ipsos) or 4% (Survey USA). And in swing state like Florida?which Obama won in both 2008 and 2012?he might very well be called upon to campaign on Gillum?s behalf.

2. Arizona Senate: Kyrsten Sinema v. Martha McSally

A major bombshell occurred in Arizona politics when Republican Sen. Jeff Flake?

obviously unhappy with his party?s direction under Trump?s presidency?decided not to seek reelection. And on November 6, the competition for the seat Flake presently holds will be a battle between Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally. September polls have generally showed it to be a tight race, with Sinema ahead in some polls and McSally ahead in others. Sinema has a shot at taking a Senate seat that a Democrat hasn?t won in decades, and this is exactly the sort of race where Obama?s campaigning is needed: Trump only won Arizona by 4% in 2016.

3. Nevada Senate: Jacky Rosen v. Dean Heller 

Of all the Republican senators seeking reelection in 2018, Nevada?s Dean Heller is considered the most vulnerable?as he is the only one in a state that Hillary Clinton won in 2016. But recent polls haven?t been the meltdown for Heller that Democrats would like. Recent polls are showing a very tight race, with Heller slightly ahead in some polls and Democratic nominee Jacky Rosen slightly ahead in others. This is a race that Rosen will need to win in order for Democrats to retake the Senate?which is an uphill climb for them?and with Obama having won Nevada in 2008 and 2012, it won?t be surprising if he shows up in Las Vegas or Reno to campaign on Rosen?s behalf.

4. Texas Senate: Beto O?Rourke v. Ted Cruz

Heavily Republican Texas is a heavy lift for Democrats. But in the 2018 Texas Senate race, incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz has?shockingly?been only slightly ahead of Democrat Beto O?Rourke in recent polls. And an Ipsos/Reuters poll released on September 19 even found O?Rourke to have a 2% lead over Cruz. Here?s another surprise: in 2016, Trump defeated Clinton by 9% in the Lone Star State compared to 25% in Nebraska?which also indicates that Texas isn?t a lost cause for Democrats. And if Obama campaigns in Texas on O?Rourke?s behalf, the former president could be especially valuable in the larger, more Democrat-friendly cities (Austin, Houston, El Paso) and the areas of Southern Texas with a heavy Latino population.  

5. Florida Senate: Bill Nelson v. Rick Scott

Like Nevada or Pennsylvania, Florida is a swing state that?depending on the candidate?can veer either Democrat or Republican. Obama won Florida twice, only to see Hillary Clinton lose to Trump in the Sunshine State in 2016. Along with the gubernatorial race, Floridians will be paying close attention to the state?s 2018 U.S. Senate race?which finds incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson running against Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the GOP nominee. Polls have generally shown a tight race, with Scott slightly ahead?and if Obama appears in Florida, he is likely to be campaigning for Nelson as well as Gillum.






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Inter Press Service - Labour / ?In Two Years, Duterte Has Crushed All the Progress We?ve Made?
« Last post by Inter Press Service on Yesterday at 06:00:38 PM »
?In Two Years, Duterte Has Crushed All the Progress We?ve Made?

The Philippines has been ranked one of the world?s ten worst countries for workers? rights. Arbetet Global reports from a country which labour union activists brand as fascist.

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Charles Blow Explains Why Blasey Ford Never Told the World About Sexual Abuse


This NY Times columnist makes sense as we are in the middle of the Trump nightmare. And think of the women that Trump raped. Yes, I believe if you intimidate, threaten, manipulate threaten a persons employment, career etc if they won't yield to your sexual advances that's rape.
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Infoshop News / The Best Evidence That the NFL Effectively Banned Colin Kaepernick? His Name Is Eric Reid.
« Last post by Alternative Media Project on Yesterday at 06:01:13 AM »
The Best Evidence That the NFL Effectively Banned Colin Kaepernick? His Name Is Eric Reid.

Colin Kaepernick should have an NFL job right now. He?s arguably better and more accomplished than half of the starting quarterbacks currently in the league.


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Infoshop News / New global study reveals the ?staggering? loss of forests caused by industrial agriculture
« Last post by Alternative Media Project on Yesterday at 06:01:13 AM »
New global study reveals the ?staggering? loss of forests caused by industrial agriculture

A new analysis of global forest loss?the first to examine not only where forests are disappearing, but also why?reveals just how much industrial agriculture is contributing to the loss.


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?You Don?t Get to Sexually Assault a Woman ? Period?: CNN?s Berman Shuts Down Trump Booster for ?Blaming? Kavanaugh Accuser



 
 
 



"I'm not blaming her,? Amy Kremer insisted.


 

CNN?s John Berman on Thursday shut down ?Women for Trump? co-founder Amy Kremer as she criticized Judge Brett Kavanaugh?s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, for refusing to testify according to the timeline set forth by the all-male panel of Republican Senate Judiciary Committee members.

Kremer was speaking with CNN?s Berman, as well as attorney Areva Martin and former Republican strategist Ana Navarro. Kremer insisted if Ford does not testify on Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee ?that?s on her? and senators ?should go ahead with the vote.?

Berman asked Martin what impact the Senate?s artificial deadline on Ford means ?for an alleged victim of sexual assault.?

?First of all, I totally disagree with Amy that it's on [Ford],? Martin said. ?It is not on her. It is on these Republican senators. They were elected to serve the country. Dr. Ford is a private citizen. She came forward to tell her story first, privately, to Sen. [Dianne] Feinstein (D-CA). Now she's being forced, she's being bullied into showing up four or five days after this letter is leaked to make a statement, to give testimony before the American people without having any opportunity to prepare for this testimony, without there being a formal investigation, which we know is protocol in cases like this.?

Martin explained the Senate expects Ford ?to be questioned by 11 white men, none of whom to our knowledge have any expertise in investigating or questioning sexual assault victims,? arguing ?it is not on her.?

?It is on the senators to step up to do their jobs, to investigate this claim properly and to give Dr. Ford the courtesy and the fairness that any sexual assault victim deserves in a case like this,? Martin said.

?She knew that she was going to come forward with this!? Kremer argued. ?This is planned. For two months, Dianne Feinstein sat on this. In that two months, [Ford] scrubbed her social media, goes and hires an attorney, a Democratic attorney associated with [former Sen.] Al Franken, [former president] Bill Clinton and others. Then she goes and takes a polygraph test. It's leaked by the Democrats. This has been planned from the get go. She's had every opportunity to come forward.?

?There's going to be no due process in the Senate,? Kremer continued. ?She has made a criminal allegation against somebody, and that should be tried in a court of law, not in a court of public opinion. Not in the court of public opinion.?

Martin called out Kremer for ?blaming? Ford ?for whatever mistakes you want to attribute to Sen. Dianne Feinstein.?

"I'm not blaming her,? Kremer insisted. ?I'm not blaming her.?

?You are,? Martin replied. ?? Dianne Feinstein handled this matter in the way she handled it. Nothing can be fair when she's being rushed [on] an arbitrary deadline. There are no deadlines set for when this confirmation vote has to take place. They set this arbitrary deadline and said to her you provide us with your statement by Friday, you show up by Monday. If you don't, you will forever be forbidden from telling your story, your truth about attempted rape occurring that is so critical to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. And the judge should want an FBI investigation do there won't be a taint on his potential confirmation. The fact he hasn't called for one, I think, calls into question his fitness to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.?

?It is really interesting John because they talk about the highest court in the land and so on and so forth,? Kremer shot back. ?This man was already appointed a lifetime appointment as a federal judge. He's already written 300 opinions. Where were they when he was appointed to that bench? Why weren't they coming forward then with that?"

"There is one thing you said that I just can't let slide,? Berman began. ?When you say professor Blasey Ford, she knew what she was doing when she came forward. Now, she is an alleged victim of sexual assault. Okay?"

?Right,? Kremer replied. ?You don't get to accuse somebody of a crime and not answer for it. She accused somebody of a crime.?

?You don't get to sexually assault a woman, okay?? Berman asked. ?Period. I don't know if it happened or not. I do know that professor Blasey Ford says it did. I also know that she did not feel comfortable coming forward with it for a number of years, 36 years. I know when she decided to come forward, she felt it was appropriate to come forward with anonymity. All of this fits a pattern of other victims of sexual assault. None of that is unusual at all.?

?So when you say she knew what she was doing, like she's got some obligation here. You know, she says she is the one who was attacked ? You are blaming her for the way she chose to do this,? Berman added.

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