News Items – 02.07.17

02.07.17:

Stephen Walt – Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University – via Democracy Now: https://www.democracynow.org/2017/2/7/stephen_walt_from_israel_to_iran

Stephen Walt – Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University – via Democracy Now: https://www.democracynow.org/2017/2/7/harvard_professor_to_trump_there_is

“The American military has failed to publicly disclose potentially thousands of lethal airstrikes conducted over several years in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, a Military Times investigation has revealed. … Most alarming is the prospect this data has been incomplete since the war on terrorism began in October 2001. … And while the data has been cited in countless reports — from newspaper articles to academic research to analytics provided to lawmakers — no one from the military ever has come forward to clarify that it is wholly incomplete.” http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/airstrikes-unreported-syria-iraq-afghanistan-islamic-state-al-qaeda-taliban

He’s the billionaire CEO of CKE, which owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/us/politics/andrew-puzder-labor-trump-undocumented.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/business/dealbook/fortune-500-board-directors-diversity.html

“More electric cars are sold in China than in the rest of the world combined, but are mainly locally-branded models that are cheaper and have a shorter range than those offered by foreign automakers such as Tesla and Nissan. … China has spent billions of dollars on subsidies to help companies including Warren Buffett-backed BYD and BAIC Motor achieve large-scale production of plug-in vehicles…” http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-autoshow-china-electric-idUSKBN14V1H3

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/veteran-homelessness-has-dropped-by-nearly-50-since-2010-report_us_579f6052e4b0693164c1c8f6

“By 2 a.m. (12.00 a.m. British time), when the police moved in, about 300 people had joined him. Ten people, who refused to be moved on by police, were detained.” http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-turkey-protests-standingman-idUKBRE95H04N20130618

“The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) said that around 98.1 per cent of the country’s electricity came from green sources. … In comparison, less than 15 per cent of the US electricity supply for January to October 2016 was renewable, according to the US Energy Information Administration.” http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/costa-rica-renewable-energy-electricity-production-2016-climate-change-fossil-fuels-global-warming-a7505341.html

“Of the 31 troops who have died as of Dec. 27 in Operation Inherent Resolve, 11 have taken their own lives. Eight died in combat, seven in accidents and four succumbed to illness or injury. The cause of one death is under investigation.” http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/12/29/suicide-kills-more-us-troops-than-isil-middle-east/95961038/

Tom Engelhardt – Teaching Fellow at the Graduate School of Journalism at University of California-Berkeley; consulting editor for Metropolitan Books; and founder of The Nation Institute’s TomDispatch – via TomDispatch: https://www.thenation.com/article/all-those-donald-trump-headlines-are-distracting-you-from-the-really-scary-news/

Tom Engelhardt – Teaching Fellow at the Graduate School of Journalism at University of California-Berkeley; consulting editor for Metropolitan Books; and founder of The Nation Institute’s TomDispatch – via TomDispatch: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-engelhardt/facing-a-whackedout-world_b_14632020.html

Tom Engelhardt – Teaching Fellow at the Graduate School of Journalism at University of California-Berkeley; consulting editor for Metropolitan Books; and founder of The Nation Institute’s TomDispatch – via TomDispatch: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-engelhardt/living-on-a-twoway-planet_b_14574388.html

“Folks attending a house tour in the Lake Barcroft neighborhood in Falls Church earlier this year got an eyeful when they walked into a bedroom at the Podesta residence hung with multiple color pictures by Katy Grannan, a photographer known for documentary-style pictures of naked teenagers in their parents’ suburban homes. ‘They were horrified,’ Heather recalls, a grin spreading across her face.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/2004/09/23/married-with-art/dee9a0d0-0f0d-4505-b0ef-2f0e1bd1e0e0/

“U.S. solar employs more workers than any other energy industry, including coal, oil and natural gas combined, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report.” http://www.ecowatch.com/solar-job-growth-2197574131.html

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/groups-begin-bailing-out-strangers-to-free-poor-from-jail/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carey-gillam/monsanto-epa-seek-to-keep_b_14250572.html

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-bombed-iraq-syria-pakistan-afghanistan-libya-yemen-somalia-n704636

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/countries-where-trump-does-business-are-not-hit-by-new-travel-restrictions/2017/01/28/dd40535a-e56b-11e6-a453-19ec4b3d09ba_story.html

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/30/met-police-investigating-255-historical-football-sexual-abuse-allegations

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/jun/02/the-robin-hood-army-fighting-food-waste-in-india-and-pakistan

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/07/up-to-13000-secretly-hanged-in-syrian-jail-says-amnesty

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/reporters-spy-saga-glimpse-uk-surveillance-culture-45191555

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/01/65236.html

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2017/jan/23/cia-secret-beer/

George Washington University’s National Security Archive blog, Unredacted: https://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/declassified-sac-history-indicates-massive-nuclear-strikes-planned-against-soviet-anti-missile-sites-during-cold-war/

George Washington University’s National Security Archive blog, Unredacted: https://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/dhs-ig-orders-preservation-of-docs-on-implementation-of-immigration-eo-frinformsum-222017/

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-blast-idUSKBN15M17K

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2017/feb/06/speaker-opposed-westminster-hall-address-president-trump-video

http://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/rngs/USA-TRUMP-SANCTUARY/010031KX3MD/index.html

Tom Engelhardt – Teaching Fellow at the Graduate School of Journalism at University of California-Berkeley; consulting editor for Metropolitan Books; and founder of The Nation Institute’s TomDispatch – via TomDispatch: http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176240/tomgram%3A_engelhardt%2C_it‘s_a_bird…_it’s_a_plane…_it’s_the_donald_in_the_news!/

“Grisly photographs of children apparently killed in the crossfire…caused outrage in Yemen.” Imagine that. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/world/middleeast/yemen-special-operations-missions.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration-mideast-idUSKBN1592LZ

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-airlines-idUSKBN15D048

“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/our-part-in-the-darkness

Doctors Without Borders: http://www.msf.org/en/article/yemen-healthcare-under-siege-taiz

George Washington University’s National Security Archive: http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB579-Defense-Department-draft-history-on-Clare-Boothe-Luce-and-US-diplomatic-intelligence-and-military-activities-in-Italy-in-1950s/

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/02/07/lawsuit-reveals-melania-trump-saw-presidency-potential-profit-machine

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