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Think of it, to introduce an even broader term, as a wave of “biological annihilation” that includes possible species extinctions on a mass scale, but also massive species die-offs and various kinds of massacres. (Photo: Subhankar Banerjee, 2002) Views
Biological Annihilation: A Planet in Loss Mode
On the great vanishing happening before our eyes
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Make no mistake, this is an absurd false equivalence. Did she inaccurately enumerate Pentagon waste in a political argument? Certainly. Did she willfully, intentionally and repeatedly attempt to mislead the public, smear minorities, or traffic in racist propaganda or conspiracy theories, as in the above examples of Trump’s rhetoric? The question answers itself. (Photo: Screengrab) Views
Trump, Ocasio-Cortez, and Factcheck False Equivalence
WaPo rates Ocasio-Cortez's misconstrued Pentagon study as bad as Trump's biggest lies
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'To Live, to Thrive, Not Only to Survive': San Juan Mayor Calls for Replacing Austerity With Green New Deal to Save Puerto Rico
"Colonialism is a crime and financial domination is a crime," said Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz during expert panel on urgent need for economic and energy transformation on the island
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Minimal Media Attention Helped Sink Crucial Climate Initiatives
The majority of climate change-related ballot measures failed in the midterm elections
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Trump Reportedly Wants to Cut Off Federal Relief Funds to Puerto Rico Despite Post-Maria Devastation
The president claims, with no evidence, that local officials want to use recovery money to pay down the U.S. territory's sizeable debt
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In Victim-Blaming Response to California's Wildfires, Trump Ignores 'Inextricable' Link to Climate Crisis
"The lives of billions of people, Californians included, are at risk because of the denial of the Trump Administration."
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As I explained in my Consortium News report, no such effort to count the dead by reviewing media reports, records from hospitals and other "passive" sources, no matter how thoroughly, can ever fully count the dead amid the widespread violence and chaos of a country ravaged by war. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Images Reportage Reportage) Views
Yemeni War Deaths Underestimated by Five To One
ACLED estimates the true number of people killed in Yemen is probably between 70,000 and 80,000.
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Trump lies and distorts so relentlessly and profusely that tracking and fact-checking his false statements has become a full-time job for journalists at home and abroad. (Gage Skidmore / Flickr) Views
Trump’s Endless Mendacity and the Dawn of American Fascism
No U.S. president has ever lied as prolifically, constantly, insidiously and dangerously as Donald Trump. He never stops. He’s the Energizer Bunny of endless falsehood.
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'While the Rest of the World Burned,' Billionaires Made More Money in 2017 Than Any Other Year in History
"The past 30 years have seen far greater wealth creation than the Gilded Age."
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'Like a Small War Just Passed Through': Super Typhoon Yutu Leaves US Islands in Pacific 'Mangled'
"We really need help," said one local official. "Our island has been flattened. It's one of the worst typhoons we've seen in a very, very long time."
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