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PBC News & Comment: Arctic Permafrost Melting 70 Years Sooner Than Predicted

Alarming new data from Canadian Arctic send chilling signals about global warming and seem to validate Guy McPherson’s dire predictions….–read the report here

–Trump names another former defense contractor exec as acting Defense Secretary after Shanahan withdraws over 10-year-old domestic violence events

–Trump’s bullying of Mexico sends bad messages to Iran, Europe

–President Hassan Rouhani, says Iran won’t wage war on any nation

–Danny Sjursen urges you to be skeptical of alleged naval provocations

–to keep MBS happy, Mike Pompeo blocks addition of Saudi Arabia to list of countries that use child soldiers

–in Yemen, Houthi rebels have shot down 4 US drones since January, evidence that US is more deeply involved than is admitted

–Craig Murray challenges the claims that Iran hit the tankers, and a few other defects in “western democracy”

–compulsively tweeting, Trump tips plan for domestic roundup of immigrants for deportation

–Reps. Katie Porter and Tom Malinowski are first swing-district freshman to support impeachment, the people Pelosi is trying to protect by avoiding it

–those “fetal heartbeat” abortion bans passing in red states are the result of gerrymandering, reports The Guardian

–bankers seek stimulus as Trump trade wars and other factors produce signs of recession

–Trump and Xi will meet at G20 in Osaka next week

–Facebook will launch Libra next year, a cryptocurrency payment system

–ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s death sentence was technically overturned, but his death in court yesterday was not surprising, says Mona Eltahawy

–indy media outlets MintPress and GrayzoneProject scoop the corporate media with reports of corruption and fraud by Guaido’s top people

–in WashPost op-ed, Katrina vanden Heuvel urges Dem debate moderators to bring out the differences on foreign policy

— AOC draws tweets from Liz Cheney and Amazon