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PBC News & Comment: The Sad Summer of ’14: Wars, Riots, Suicide, Melting Glaciers and Our Creeping Police State

Summer of '14 brings wars, unrest, suicide, melting glaciers, extreme weather events and our creeping police state in the USA....

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--Gaza ceasefire holds, as Israel launches pre-emptive strike on UN war crimes investigation and defunds B’Tselem group

--American rabbi attacks UN Commission leader Schabas

--news-induced whiplash: NYTimes reports on facing pages that Yazidi crisis is over, and not over

--in Iraq, Maliki relents, will step down

--tension in eastern Ukraine as Russian convoy crosses border

--first peaceful night in Ferguson this week, as media and politicians finally note militarized cops and creeping laws

--a little justice in Alabama, as federal judge Mark Fuller is yanked from the bench for altercation with latest wife

--glaciers melting rapidly, human causes are clear

--in British Columbia, toxic flood from mining site

--USDA ready to approve new GMO seed

--Rev. Billy plans protest at Monsanto HQ in St. Louis, you can donate here

--Robin Williams had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s