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PREVIEW 12-5

HONGKONGPUSH

Thursday 12/8 Joseph Lian, NY Times op-ed contributor, Beijing cracks down of Hong Kong democracy

Two  years ago, demonstrators, many of them marching through traffic-clogged streets carrying iconic umbrellas, tried to move the Communist Party Government of China to grant Hong Kong more autonomy, more freedom in its choice of local officials. But after more than 11 weeks of protests, the so-called “Umbrella Movement” failed. Beijing didn’t budge. Hong Kong governance remained very much under the Mainland Government’s thumb.Continue... ...READ MORE



RIP COLORADO

Wednesday 12/7 Amy Ellis Nutt, Washington Post, a spike of suicides of White women in Southern Colorado

Here’s a fact about America I just learned, and I’m guessing you don’t know. There is a clear, north-south stripe across America that is, with good reason, known as The Suicide Belt. Continue... ...READ MORE



BREXIT MEBBE

TUESDAY 12/6 Gregory Katz, AP London Buro Chief, BREXIT

podcast here BREXIT, it’s the headline code for Great Britain’s exit from the European Union, as in this headline: BREXIT: IT’S REAL, IT’S COMING, BUT IT’S NOT HERE YET.       Continue... ...READ MORE



TRUMPS SECURITY ADVISOR

Monday Dec 5, Gareth Porter, Truthout: Trump’s Security Advisor

The last defense of torture is that it produces intelligence faster than the old-fashioned way of long interrogations, getting to know the prisoner, building a relationship… Great, I’m sure, the torturer replies, but we don’t have time for that. Torture gets results fast. Unfortunately, the results torture gets are much too often false, counter-productive. The prisoner says whatever he or she thinks will make the torturers stop. True? False? Whatever they want! When that kind ...READ MORE