Rasmy Hassouna, a Palestinian American, is suing the state over a provision that bans him or his company from protesting Israel or its products
— Read on www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/dec/07/texas-ban-boycotting-israel
The silence of the night in a Hebron neighborhood was broken by a dozen young Jews running down the street bashing cars in front of the soldiers protecting them. It’s not a rare event
— Read on www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-settlers-attack-palestinians-the-israeli-army-punishes-the-palestinians-repeat-1.10439219
The US government’s China Initiative sought to protect national security. In the most comprehensive analysis of cases to date, MIT Technology Review reveals how far it has strayed from its goals.
— Read on www.technologyreview.com/2021/12/02/1040656/china-initative-us-justice-department/
Since the 1980s, fossil fuel firms have run ads touting climate denial messages – many of which they’d now like us to forget. Here’s our visual guide
— Read on www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/18/the-forgotten-oil-ads-that-told-us-climate-change-was-nothing
The world’s largest oil companies will answer questions before Congress on their alleged efforts to obscure the role of fossil fuels in global warming.
— Read on www.newsweek.com/big-oil-testify-climate-change-disinformationwhat-this-could-mean-green-economy-1642807
The company won’t change until it understands the grave damage it has done with its ugly legacy of denialist reporting
— Read on www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/12/news-corps-turnaround-on-climate-is-a-greenwash
‘Rather than introducing new laws, what you need to do is enforce the existing laws’
— Read on www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-women-violence-police-crime-b1932431.html
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Monday blocked a quick vote of a House-passed bill to provide $1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system.
— Read on thehill.com/homenews/senate/575281-rand-paul-blocks-quick-vote-on-house-passed-1b-iron-dome-funding
Millions of documents reveal offshore deals and assets of more than 100 billionaires, 30 world leaders and 300 public officials
— Read on www.theguardian.com/news/2021/oct/03/pandora-papers-biggest-ever-leak-of-offshore-data-exposes-financial-secrets-of-rich-and-powerful
Moscow promises retaliatory measures after video-sharing platform takes action over alleged COVID-19 misinformation.
— Read on www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2021/9/29/youtube-shuts-german-channels-of-russian-broadcaster-rt
The Polish region of Swietokrzyskie abandoned the idea of declaring itself an “LGBT-free zone” under pressure from Brussels.
— Read on www.euronews.com/2021/09/23/polish-region-revokes-anti-lgbt-declaration-over-loss-of-eu-funding
Senator Jim Risch approves payment of last $20 million of $75 million package pledged by Biden, but insists it be reprogrammed for food aid, not funneled to terrorists
— Read on www.timesofisrael.com/top-republican-releases-remaining-palestinian-aid-he-held-up-for-months/
Trump conducted more drone strikes in his first two years than Obama had in eight; in Afghanistan, civilian deaths from drone strikes more than tripled.
Civilian deaths skyrocketed in Afghanistan under Trump, whose administration relaxed the rules of engagement for airstrikes, a new study shows.
— Read on www.businessinsider.com/trump-afghanistan-airstrikes-increased-civilian-deaths-by-330-since-2016-2020-12
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced an amendment to the defense budget bill to suspend a missile sale to Israel.
— Read on www.jpost.com/american-politics/aoc-introduces-amendment-to-halt-us-arms-sale-to-israel-679763
The fact that former NSA operatives acted as cyber-mercenaries for the UAE is less a canary in a coal mine than a blaring air-raid siren.
— Read on gizmodo.com/the-ex-nsa-operative-cyber-mercenary-scandal-shows-the-1847688488
Nebraska is one of only two states that divides its Electoral College votes by congressional district, rather than a winner-take-all system. That allowed President Joe Biden to claim one of the state’s five electoral votes last year, even as he lost Nebraska by 20 percentage points.
Now Republicans in Nebraska’s legislature are proposing splitting up the 2nd Congressional District, the one Biden won, in their new map. The change would make the swingy district surrounding Omaha, the state’s largest city, more Republican. It would also make it harder for a Democratic presidential candidate to win.
— Read on apnews.com/article/joe-biden-race-and-ethnicity-legislature-nebraska-election-2020-f8174099d4c98cbe1e93820abdc08eaa