December 2, 2016

Alan Grayson: U.S. troops should stay out of Mosul.   http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/11/20/mosul-iraq-isil-alan-grayson-editorials-debates/93812120/

FCC should take action to stop warrantless cell phone interception and monitoring by police.  http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/Passcode-Voices/2016/1130/Opinion-The-FCC-needs-to-end-warrantless-cellphone-spying

3,000 prisoners in the U.S. have reportedly been in solitary confinement for six years or longer, and more than half are in Texas prisons.   https://www.themarshallproject.org/2016/11/30/a-new-report-gives-the-most-detailed-breakdown-yet-of-how-isolation-is-used-in-u-s-prisons

Trump reportedly prevents 1,100 Carrier jobs from leaving the country by threatening loss of access to federal contracts… and $7 million in tax breaks.   http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/01/business/economy/trump-carrier-pence-jobs.html?_r=0

Trump assembling the wealthiest cabinet in U.S. history. “It’s a billionaire president being surrounded by a billionaire and millionaire cabinet, with a billionaire agenda . . .”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/30/donald-trump-is-assembling-the-richest-administration-in-modern-american-history/

Australian high school students synthesize active ingredient in Daraprim for $2 per pill – far less than the $750 per pill reportedly charged by Martin Shkreli’s Turing Pharmaceuticals in the U.S.  http://www.usnews.com/news/health-care-news/articles/2016-12-01/australian-students-reproduce-martin-shkrelis-daraprim-drug-for-2-per-pill

Plane that crashed in Columbia with Brazilian soccer team reportedly circled several times while awaiting permission to land before running out of fuel.   http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38142998

China’s free market economy: Theme park to build full-size replica of Titanic.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-38171711

San Bernardino shooter reportedly required to attend Christmas-themed party before attack, wife objected. Couple searched Google for name of IS leader before swearing allegiance.  http://abcnews.go.com/US/christmas-party-triggered-san-bernardino-terror-attack-police/story?id=43884973

Smoke! Trump campaign lawyers trying to block Michigan vote recount.   http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/12/01/trump-campaign-files-objection-michigan-recount/94759942/

Homeland Security panel OKs holding immigration detainees in private prisons.   http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-forprofit-immigrants-20161201-story.html

Elderly man drives pickup truck into front entrance of Iowa Walmart, three killed.   http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2016/12/01/truck-crashes-through-wal-mart-doors-pella/94733846/

Princess Cruises, a Carnival subsidiary, pleads in pollution case, will reportedly pay $40 million for dumping “oily waste” at sea and cover-up.   http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/12/01/princess-cruises-felony-plea-pollution/94726786/

Some major brands reportedly boycotting Breitbart News web site by cutting off their internet ads after customer complaints.  http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/the-conversation/sd-kellogg-allstate-warby-parker-brands-pull-advertising-from-breitbart-news-20161129-htmlstory.html

Minor party candidate “Rocky” De La Fuente to request presidential vote recounts in Florida and Nevada.   http://www.ibtimes.com/can-hillary-clinton-still-win-nevada-florida-recounts-wont-flip-white-house-2453296

Corruption reportedly ruining Mexican eco-resort.  http://europe.newsweek.com/tulum-mexico-corruption-murder-environmental-destruction-526929?rm=eu

Women’s March on Washington planned to coincide with Trump inauguration.   http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/12/01/organizers-assure-protesters-womens-march-against-trump-still

Bernie Sanders criticizes Trump’s Carrier deal. “And who (will) pay the high cost for tax cuts that go to the richest businessmen in America? The working class of America.”   http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/12/01/bernie-sanders-big-business-took-trump-hostage-and-won

Military leaders say climate change will cause refugee crisis of “unimaginable scale”.   https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/01/climate-change-trigger-unimaginable-refugee-crisis-senior-military

Few recipients of National Security Letters push back – but those who do often win.   https://theintercept.com/2016/12/01/internet-archive-fends-off-secret-fbi-order-in-latest-victory-against-nsls/

39 out of 42 “patient advocacy groups” representing drug consumers in FDA review proceedings have reportedly received funding from the pharmaceutical industry.   https://theintercept.com/2016/12/01/new-report-exposes-patient-advocacy-groups-as-a-big-pharma-scam/

49% of Americans want to keep Obamacare or expand it, 43% want to scrap it or scale it back.  http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20161201/poll-more-favor-changes-not-total-repeal-for-obamacare

Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka leaving U.S. after Trump victory.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/i-have-had-enough-of-it-nobel-prize-winning-author-leaves-us-over-trumps-victory/

Milwaukee County’s chief medical examiner claims he received threatening phone call from Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. over information released to the public about jail deaths.   http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/investigations/daniel-bice/2016/12/01/medical-examiner-threatened-clarke-over-jail-deaths/94746392/

Some Iraqi Sunnis want their own regional government after likely defeat of Islamic State extremists.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-mosul-sunnis-idUSKBN13P25C

Ukrainian missile tests rattle Russians.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-crisis-missiles-idUSKBN13P2TD

Chinese human rights activists reportedly missing.  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/world/asia/china-human-rights-activists-arrested.html

Amnesty International demands Justice Department investigation of treatment of Standing Rock pipeline protesters.   https://www.democracynow.org/2016/12/1/headlines/amnesty_demands_justice_dept_probe_violent_police_crackdown_at_standing_rock

Nicaraguan police allegedly attack canal protesters.  https://www.democracynow.org/2016/12/1/headlines/nicaragua_police_open_fire_on_campesino_caravan_en_route_to_capital

EPA accused of changing language in fracking report to downplay threat to drinking water.   https://www.democracynow.org/2016/12/1/headlines/report_obama_s_epa_watered_down_key_study_of_fracking_and_water_contamination

Wisconsin law introduced by Republicans reportedly prevented judge from ordering hand recount.   http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/11/30/public-must-demand-wi-hand-recount-judge-unable-order/

 

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December 2, 2016

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