Scenes From a Black Site

by Daniel DeFraia, special to ProPublica Recently declassified CIA documents provide the first detailed look at the interrogation in Thailand of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the al-Qaida prisoner whose detention, officials say, was overseen by Gina Haspel. Nashiri, a 37-year-old Saudi, was implicated in the bombing of the USS Cole, a Navy destroyer, while it was … Read moreScenes From a Black Site

Does America have a caste system?

In the United States, inequality tends to be framed as an issue of either class, race or both. Consider, for example, criticism that Republicans’ new tax plan is a weapon of “class warfare,” or accusations that the recent U.S. government shutdown was racist…

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People Are Not Their Politics: As I Visited Russia, I Found We Have More in Common Than We Think

Current events have thrust two of the world’s superpowers into a period of mistrust, political animosity, and paranoia, with every new revelation leading to more suspicion. The situation is not unlike how it was when my American grandmother visited the Soviet Union 35 years ago…

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North Korean Missile Claims a Hoax: Analysts

As President Donald Trump escalates his war of words against North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong Un, a team of independent rocket experts has concluded that the two rockets the rogue regime launched in July and described as intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are incapable of delivering a nuclear payload to the continental United States, and…

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Hiroshima Day: Can the World Ban Nuclear Weapons?

In the morning of August 6, 1945, the world witnessed the devastating impact of nuclear weapons for the very first time, when a U.S. plane dropped the atomic bomb “Little Boy” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Around 140,000 people died as a consequence of the bombing…

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Thank you Republicrats: 17 Charts and Figures that show the US is not as developed as you’d think

Editorial note: Earth Advocacy News would like to personally thank the Democratic and Republican duopoly (aka the Republicrat Party) whose long hold on power has led us to this unhealthy condition.

The US was traditionally regarded as the world’s richest nation, the leading economy, the home of leading businesses. But is it really so nowadays? These charts seem to suggest otherwise and really leave us wondering. In many essential ways, the US fares much worse than all other developed countries. Poverty The first thing that strikes you…

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US Breaks Record In Wind And Solar Power Energy

The U.S. has broken its own energy record: 10 percent of all electricity generated in the country in March came from wind and solar power, according to a recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The number is up from last year, in which wind and solar power generated an annual average of seven percent…

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Sugar And Your Health: How The Sugar Industry Influenced Scientific Research

Newly-discovered archives dating back to 1959 reveal Big Sugar’s early role in government regulation and research lays out a story of questionable scientific integrity.

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Russia warns US: regime change in Syria could lead to total chaos

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“Liquidating a regime will hardly facilitate successful progress in the fight against terrorism. It can make the region plunge (into) total chaos,” Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, told reporters according to the TASS news agency.

The comments seemed to be in response to a “dissent channel cable” signed by 51 State Department officers in which they advise a Syria policy of military strikes against al-Assad’s government, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported.

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