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    Speaking Truth With Loathing and Falsehood With Love
    Nov30

    Speaking Truth With Loathing and Falsehood With Love

    In the tsunami of hagiography following the death of Fidel Castro, one of the more fatuous statements came from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, son of pro-Castro Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Trudeau fils described Fidel Castro as a “remarkable leader” who “made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island...

    Massive Chernobyl shelter safely put over exploded reactor
    Nov30

    Massive Chernobyl shelter safely put over exploded reactor

    CHERNOBYL, Ukraine — Workers completed a massive shelter over the Chernobyl nuclear plant’s exploded reactor on Tuesday, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world that one expert said had closed “a nuclear wound.” …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Giant Protective Arch Slides Over Chernobyl Site
    Nov30

    Giant Protective Arch Slides Over Chernobyl Site

    In the middle of a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world’s largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the Soviet nuclear plant sent clouds of smoldering...

    Fake news is modern propaganda: In the Trump era, history repeats itself not as farce but as clickbait
    Nov30

    Fake news is modern propaganda: In the Trump era, history repeats itself not as farce but as clickbait

    (Credit: AP/John Locher) A new report published in The Washington Post alleges that Russia was involved in disseminating fake news designed to get Donald Trump elected. One report, entitled “Trolling for Trump: How Russia Is Trying to Destroy Our Democracy,” was published in War on the Rocks, an online journal focusing on matters of foreign...

    Peace Talks on Ukraine End Without Agreement
    Nov30

    Peace Talks on Ukraine End Without Agreement

    Four-way talks on ending a separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine finished without a breakthrough Tuesday, with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier declaring that “lip service” statements were not enough to achieve lasting peace. Amid low expectations, the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia met in the...

    Putin, Kim Jong Un or ISIS could test Trump in first 100 days: “There are very unpredictable and unstable people running countries”
    Nov29

    Putin, Kim Jong Un or ISIS could test Trump in first 100 days: “There are very unpredictable and unstable people running countries”

    Kim Jong-un; Donald Trump; Vladimir Putin (Credit: AP) Though his liberal worldview may not have a platform in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, Democratic statesman George Mitchell offered some pragmatic, nonpartisan advice in an interview yesterday: Before Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he should first...

    The Revival of the Working-Class Concept
    Nov29

    The Revival of the Working-Class Concept

    Photo by Ted S. Warren/AP The polarization in the country following the Trump electoral victory is not what Karl Marx called the “class struggle.” But it reflects an underlying class struggle — what Marx called the “uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight” — which is a real thing, surely, in this country and globally. This struggle between...

    Chernobyl site gets a seal for next 100 years. That’s still 2,900 years too few
    Nov29

    Chernobyl site gets a seal for next 100 years. That’s still 2,900 years too few

    Chernobyl’s infamous Reactor 4 on Tuesday was sealed inside a giant sarcophagus that officials hope will protect Ukraine and the world for the next 100 years from the radioactive remains … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Trump & Putin: What’s Next?
    Nov29

    Trump & Putin: What’s Next?

    As Donald Trump soon assumes the presidency, a fascinating problem remains Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin whom he seems to adore. They have numerous similarities. No Russian leader, save Yuri Andropov, ever came from the security forces before Putin. Trump was a wealthy real estate developer and TV personality who never held...

    Massive Chernobyl shelter safely put over exploded reactor
    Nov29

    Massive Chernobyl shelter safely put over exploded reactor

    CHERNOBYL, Ukraine (AP) — Workers completed a massive shelter over the Chernobyl nuclear plant’s exploded reactor on Tuesday, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world that one expert said had closed “a nuclear wound.” Workers will now begin dismantling unstable parts of the original cover, the so-called...