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The Weekend Off – News You Missed



The Guardian – ‘Next year or the year after, the Arctic will be free of ice’

Scientist Peter Wadhams believes the summer ice cover at the north pole is about to disappear, triggering even more rapid global warming

KUOW – Threatened By Rising Seas, Alaska Village Decides To Relocate

Rising sea levels have eroded an Inupiat Eskimo village for decades. Now, residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, have officially voted to relocate. – The Arctic Circle may be more than 400 miles north, but Seward has become an Arctic port

In this picturesque Alaska port town more than 400 miles south of the Arctic Circle, two big symbols of U.S. Arctic ambition loomed over the harbor. Docked side by side, both preparing to head north, were the cutter Healy, the only polar-class U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker working in the Arctic, and the Crystal Serenity, the huge luxury cruise ship destined for an unprecedented journey through newly ice-sparse waters of the Northwest Passage over the top of Canada. Both ships’ paths converged in Seward, a tourist destination, fishing center and recreation hub that is emerging as a support center and port for Arctic marine and science activities.


NY Times – Judge Refers Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for Criminal Prosecution

A federal judge on Friday referred Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his second-in-command for criminal prosecution, finding that they ignored and misrepresented to subordinates court orders designed to keep the sheriff’s office from racially profiling Latinos.

Next City – New Museum Connects History of Slavery to Mass Incarceration

A new museum in Montgomery, Alabama, will connect the history of African-American enslavement in the U.S. to modern-day issues of mass incarceration and police violence. The Equal Justice Initiative, which litigates on behalf of prisoners denied fair and equal treatment, also unveiled designs for the nation’s first memorial to commemorate the victims of lynching, a design that seeks to spread awareness beyond its own walls.

NY Times – Think It’s Hot Now? Just Wait

Fourteen of the 15 hottest years have occurred since 2000, as heat waves have become more frequent, more intense and longer lasting. A study in the journal Nature Climate Change last year found that three of every four daily heat extremes can be tied to global warming.


The New Yorker – Does Henry Kissinger Have a Conscience?

Last March, when President Obama travelled to Argentina to meet with the country’s new President, Mauricio Macri, his public appearances were dogged by protesters who noisily demanded explanations, and apologies, for U.S. policies, past and present. There are few countries in the West where anti-Americanism is as vociferously expressed as in Argentina, where a highly politicized culture of grievance has evolved in which many of the country’s problems are blamed on the United States. On the left, especially, there is lingering resentment over the support extended by the U.S. government to Argentina’s right-wing military, which seized power in March of 1976 and launched a “Dirty War” against leftists that took thousands of lives over the following seven years. – Brother of Syrian boy pictured in Aleppo dies of his wounds

The older brother of a Syrian boy whose image, dazed and bloodied after an air strike, shocked people around the world, has died in Aleppo from wounds sustained in the same incident, a war monitor, a local council official and a witness said.

BBC News – Turkey wedding suicide bomber ‘was child aged 12-14’

A suicide bombing which killed 51 people in the Turkish city of Gaziantep was carried out by a 12 to 14-year-old, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
Mr Erdogan said the so-called Islamic State (IS) was behind the attack, which targeted a Kurdish wedding party. Gaziantep, near the Syrian border, is known to have several IS cells.




3 Responses to “The Weekend Off – News You Missed”
  1. mike from iowa says:

    Bad news, Dagian. Looks like Track Palin gets off scott-free, essentially. Again.

  2. mike from iowa says:

    Democracy Now video and commentary from Dakota Access Pipeline dig where DAP bulldozed a sacred Indian burial site, one day after the Native Sioux from Standing Rock Rez asked a judge for a stay on work until the site could be properly surveyed. DAP moved dozers in on a normally off Saturday and stripped topsoil for approx 2 miles-even though there appears to have been evidence of historical artifacts on site.

    Protesters tried to shut down the destruction and were set upon by the same security outfit that once employed Omar Mateen, the guy who shot up gay nightclub in Florida. At least one attack dog was released and many protesters were sprayed with mace. Morton County Sheriff claims no canine units and no tear gas was used to remove protesters from site. Some LEO is full of shit when evidence on video is extremely clear.

  3. mike from iowa says:

    Want to volunteer for Drumpf’s campaign? Read and sign this 2200 word non-disclosure agreement that binds you forever from insulting this right wing dumbass or his family.

    Sign it. I double dare you. Not only is Drumpf the most clueless Rethug ever to run, he is entirely the most insecure nut job candidate ever.

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