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‘You Don’t Got This’: Peace Group Blasts NYC’s New Nuclear Survival PSA

It’s difficult to take shelter during a thermonuclear attack, says ICAN, “when, in a matter of seconds, houses up to 175 kilometers away from the epicenter crumble like they are made of cards.” By Brett Wilkins Peace advocates on Tuesday…

UK’s Deportation of Asylum-Seekers to Rwanda Halted—But Fight ‘Not Over Yet’

“It shouldn’t take a European Court to tell the U.K. government a simple fact: It’s morally repugnant to trade human beings for cash,” said one group in London. JESSICA CORBETT Human rights campaigners celebrated late Tuesday after a European court ruling led…

Chris Hedges: Digitally Disappeared; YouTube Has Deleted Six Years of My Show

The entire archive of On Contact, the Emmy-nominated show I hosted for six years for RT America and RT International, has been disappeared from YouTube. Gone is the interview with Nathaniel Philbrick on his book about George Washington. Gone is the…

US and Russian Physicians Warn War in Ukraine Risks Global Nuclear ‘Catastrophe’

A renowned organization comprised of U.S. and Russian physicians warned late Tuesday that a military conflict involving the two powers in Ukraine risks a nuclear “catastrophe” that could have horrific effects on all of Europe—and potentially the entire planet. By Jake…

The Unconscionable Hypocrisy of the Federal Spending Debate

Why is it controversial to spend on social programs but not the Pentagon? Or to subsidize the poor but not the rich? By Sister Karen M. Donahue Right now, the United States is locked in a contentious debate over the Build…

Greta Thunberg, Vanessa Nakate Excoriate World Leaders for ‘Blah, Blah, Blah’ Climate Failures

While Uganda’s Nakate said humanity “cannot adapt to extinction,” Thunberg from Sweden said lack of action is “a betrayal of all present and future generations.” Noted young climate activists Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate on Tuesday excoriated global leaders’ response to…

‘Climate Change Is Here,’ Says Oregon Governor, ‘And We Have to Take Action’

As wildfires devour her state, the Democrat declares that the climate emergency is “like a hammer hitting us in the head.” By Jessica Corbett With the massive Bootleg Fire less than half contained and having burned nearly 409,000 acres in Oregon, Democratic Gov.…

‘Just Horrific’: Pandemic Fuels Steepest Decline in US Life Expectancy Since WWII

“I myself had never seen a change this big except in the history books,” said Elizabeth Arias, a CDC demographer. By Jake Johnson New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data out Wednesday shows that life expectancy in the U.S. fell…

‘Wake Up Call’: Rapidly Thawing Permafrost Threatens Trans-Alaska Pipeline

“The implications of this speak to the pipeline’s integrity and the effect climate change is having on pipeline safety in general.” Alaska’s thawing permafrost is undermining the supports that hold up an elevated section of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, putting in danger…

‘Nature and Physics Will Not Fall for It’: Greta Thunberg Rips Into Climate Theatrics of World Leaders

“Let’s be clear—what you are doing is not about climate action or responding to an emergency. It never was.” In the wake of the latest failure by the G7 nations to take meaningful steps to combat the climate emergency and record-breaking heatwaves on multiple continents, Swedish…

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