California has put impossible regulations on handing out food to the homeless.
US citizens: call on House Democrats to support Barbara Lee for a leadership position in their caucus.
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The Australian government directly opposes the very idea of trying.
In the US, Republicans are arguing not to bother cutting greenhouse gas emissions because it's too late -- global disaster is now inevitable.
That's like saying, "We can't avoid the collision, so don't bother using the brakes."
Destruction of Threatened Species Habitat Taking Place on 'Scandalously Huge Scale' [in Australia].
This is the result of government policies chosen intentionally to favor extractivism.
If you live in Nevada, call your election commission by Oct 18 to see if your voter registration has been cancelled. (At least 90,000 registrations have been cancelled.) If it was, you can reregister by Oct 18.
Please pass the word to anyone you know in Nevada.
"Kavanaugh could become the deciding vote on an administration official caught lying in public statements can claim that executive privilege shields him from having to testify about those statements."
Queensland is planning to prohibit taking photographs of shark nets, even when whales are caught in them.
Software developers are starting to object to working on drone AI projects and censorship projects.
I admire their personal refusal, but the refusal of some engineers and researchers will not by itself put a stop to these projects. What it could do is spark a larger movement that might achieve that goal.
A Venezuelan opposition politician was arrested on returning from visiting the UN, and within a few days "jumped" out a window and died.
There is no proof he was pushed; but if he really did voluntarily jump, the thugs must have done or threatened some horrible treatment, which would still make them responsible for his death.
Obama's Resistance to Investigating the Bush Administration['s torture] Allowed Brett Kavanaugh to Skate Onto the Supreme Court.
An appeals court ordered the Netherlands government to bring about bigger cuts in greenhouse gas emissions with a 2020 deadline.
The US reacted energetically when DDT, useful though it was, was discovered to be a threat to birds. We must do the same for fossil fuels.
The second Russian poisoner has been identified as a military medical doctor that works for Russian military intelligence.
China has started banning specific foreign reporters from visiting Hong Kong based on their political leanings.
Europe is now aware that Putin tries to cause trouble all across Europe.
Various pieces of circumstantial evidence tie Salafi Arabia to the disappearance of dissident Jamal Khashoggi.
However, Turkey seems to have decided to play down the incident.
A study in the UK found that rise and fall of parents' incomes correlate with fall and rise in children's mental illness and criminality.
Scientific proof that the income changes cause those behavioral and mental changes would take a lot more experiments, but it is clear that rich countries are making life far too hard for poor people, and that the resulting stress does lasting harm for their children.
Majority of Top U.S. Newspapers Failed to Feature Bombshell Climate Report on Homepage.
The US has put 4,000 mentally ill prisoners in solitary confinement.
Solitary confinement tends to make people mentally ill even if they were not so before. For those who already are, it is the opposite of treatment.
The Australian official in charge of supervising various intelligence agencies says that the proposed new compulsion-to-help-them-spy law is dangerous.
As the bullshitter pushes the US towards war with Iran, the public (guided by the mainstream media) are paying little attention.
How Boston can mitigate the rise in housing prices caused by large luxury condominiums that rest on land where non-rich people used to live.
(satire) NFL Urges Pass Rushers To Try Reaching Peaceful Resolution With Quarterbacks Before Resorting To Tackling.
Texas thugs seized a political sign showing an elephant with its trunk up a young girl's skirt. They threatened to arrest the owner if she did not take it down.
The sign exaggerated by presenting a child as the victim, but that's a small detail; if it had shown a teenager or an adult woman, it would have been straight on target. In any case, it is lawful political speech, and the thugs were abusing their authority.
The UK Supreme Court ruled, much like the US Supreme Court, that bakers have a right to refuse to make a cake which stated support for same-sex marriage.
I agree with this decision, when it concerns individual bakers or a privately held corporation whose individual owners can validly think of it as theirs. I disagree with their views but I support their right to express those views.
I see no reason to extend a similar right to publicly traded corporations, however. They are not people and not entitled to human rights.
Isn't it easy to write any message you like on a cake, with frosting, after you buy it?
A South African elected official compares Israeli apartheid to the apartheid of South Africa.
Bahraini Arab Spring Dissidents Sue UK Spyware Maker, saying that it knew the surveillance software would be used to find dissidents so as to repress them.
The British Army is permeated by right-wing extremist views, which follow from its colonial traditions.
State courts may be giving custody over refugee minors to unrelated American families, which could block them from ever being reunited with their families.
Hurricane Michael flattened towns in Florida, and inundated some islands completely.
It would not have done so much damage without human help.
A privatized US immigration prison gave prisoners rotten food, and never enough. As well as no medical care.
US citizens: call on the CFPB to fire Eric Blankenstein, whose racist statements disqualify him from his post in charge of stopping financial discrimination.
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Washington State has ruled the death penalty unconstitutional.
This is due to the details of the state's law, so it would not be impossible for the state to reestablish the death penalty. I hope that this can be stopped.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp Is Helping His Gubernatorial Campaign by Putting 53,000 Voter Registrations on Hold. The targets are mainly blacks that are likely to vote for the Democrat, Stacey Abrams.
The Tories have taken another step to increase future fossil fuel consumption in the UK. This time it has cut subsidies for low-emissions cars.
"Food deserts" are areas in which junk food is the main food available. They promote obesity.
Facebook's new "smart camera" offers people the opportunity to completely surrender the privacy of their home to that company. Perhaps it will help others wake up to the danger.
Corbyn proposes a way to confront slavery and imperialism in Britain's past more deeply than with simple "pride" and "shame".
Louisiana's Undocumented Seafood Workers Unite to Fight Workplace Abuses.
In areas where there are so many wild horses that they cause harm to the ecosystem, Americans have an inaccountable opposition to killing the excess.
Some UK politicians object to the latest proposed "counter-terrorism" law on the basis of freedom of speech.
Nauru's tyrannical government condemns Médecins Sans Frontières for the temerity to treat some of the refugees. Never mind that doing so was part of their contract.
Recordings Prove Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed, Turkish Investigators Claim.
Everyone: Tell USA Today and other news publishers to stop publishing the bullshitter's lies without fact-checking.
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The UK puts people in prison when it might want to deport them. They may not even have entered the country without permission. Prisoners say it is worse than the prison for criminals.
Many US law students held a strike demanding impeachment of Kavanaugh.
US abortion doctors face retaliation at their other workplaces, especially when a workplace gets bought by a religious organization.
Several countries that trample human rights are being elected to the UN Human Rights Council. This trend threatens to make that organization useless or even antagonistic to human rights.
Beaten, Terrified And Disappeared: China Cracks Down on Faulty Vaccine Outcry.
Israel is trying to apply its censorship law globally. It has imposed fines (dressed up as damages to "harmed" individuals) on New Zealanders.
Israel's censorship law says that the artificial plaintiffs were not required to demonstrate that they had suffered any damage. But even if they had, the law would still be unjust, since all they did was state a political position and suggest a response to that. The law was designed specifically to punish expression of that political position.
New Zealand should not take any risk that its courts will apply this judgment. It should pass a law to assure that they don't.
US border thugs pressured a five-year-old refugee to sign away her legal right to a hearing. I don't think she had any way of understanding the meaning of what she was signing.
45 Out of 50 Electronics Companies Illegally Void Warranties After Independent Repair, Sting Operation Finds.
I wonder whether Apple's planned brick-it-if-repaired malfeature also violates the Magnuson-Moss law. I suspect that the idea of banning independent repair through DRM did not occur to anyone when that law was passed.
Israeli soldiers shot Palestinian protesters in Gaza, killing seven and wounding over 250.
Dear Progressives: Craig Kelly, Abbott and Trump Are Making You Their Stooge.
Amazon patented the idea of analyzing the user's voice to check for signs of illness or upset.
What I find most scary is that this would be used by insurance companies.