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Responders Wrest Control of Leaking BP Oil and Gas Well in Alaska's Prudhoe Bay Area
Science & Tech  (tags: well and pipeline repairs, BP, Hilcorp, Alaska, Prudhoe Bay, Cook Inlet, Anchorage, oil, natural gas, multiple pipeline leaks, oil & gas well )

- 156 days ago -
The BP leak comes on the heels of pipeline leaks in Alaska's Cook Inlet off Anchorage. Hilcorp Alaska has discovered several oil and natural-gas leaks in pipelines, but ice made had it impossible to repair the leaks.
School Choice, Neoliberalism Hurt Public Goods and Education
Business  (tags: education, Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, neoliberalism, democracy, school privatization, vouchers )

- 156 days ago -
In the neoliberal view, if your public institutions and spaces don't resemble markets, with a range of consumer options, then you aren't really free. DeVos has spent much of her time and millions of dollars on privatizing schools.
Risk | Official Trailer | A Film By Laura Poitras - YouTube   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Technology, WikiLeaks, "RISK", Laura Poitras, Julian Assange, Showtime, documentary film trailer )

- 155 days ago -
Laura Poitras (CITIZENFOUR) filmed this doc over 6 years, including through the 2016 presidential election and up to the present moment. RISK takes viewers closer than they have ever been before to Julian Assange and those who surround him.
Buying a $500 House in Detroit: Bidding on the Soul of My City
Society & Culture  (tags: Detroit, neighbors, story )

- 151 days ago -
At 23, Drew Philp bought a crumbling Detroit house at an auction and spent years making it livable again. In the process, he also learned to look out for his neighbors. This is a great story. I hope you'll take time to read it!
Recapturing the Inverted Systems of Our Civilization
Society & Culture  (tags: solutions, society, pyramid systems, relatively psychopathic people, recapturing inverted systems, injustice, violence )

- 155 days ago -
What are we to do as a society when we face so many captured systems causing so much peril, injustice and violence? We need to move towards "system re-capture."
Bill to License 'Baby Jails' as Child Care Facilities Clears First Legislative Hurdle
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: immigrant detention, Immigration, private prisons, Texas Legislature )

- 147 days ago -
SB 1018 would effectively lower Texas' standards for family detention centers in order to license for-profit jails as child care facilities. For example, the bill would allow DFPS to permit minors to share a room with unrelated adults...
The Fyre Festival Was a Luxury Nightmare
Society & Culture  (tags: Fyrefestival, debacle )

- 144 days ago -
The Fyre Festival was announced in December, advertised as a dreamy, deluxe, and highly Instagrammable music-festival experience that would take place over two weekends in the Bahamas, on a purportedly private island called Fyre Cay.
North Carolina Hog Farms Spray Manure Around Black Communities; Residents Fight Back - YouTube   video
Business  (tags: CAFO's, hog farms, North Carolina, environmental justice )

- 139 days ago -
Last week, NC lawmakers passed H.B. 467. It limits the damages that residents could collect against hog farms. The farms collect billions of gallons of untreated pig feces and urine in cesspools, then dispose of the waste by spraying it into the air.
Honeymoon of the Generals in the Age of Trump: Wolfowitz on McMaster, Mattis
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Gaius Publius, Mattis, McMaster, Paul Wolfowitz, Syria, Trump, War )

- 138 days ago -
Donald Trump, with what looks to me like bipartisan consent, has unleashed the dogs of war. That's my first point in this brief piece. My second point is this: There will be a price, and no one in this country will want to pay it.
Donald Trump's Financial Ties to Russian Oligarchs and Mobsters Detailed In Explosive New Documentary From the Netherlands
World  (tags: Trump, Russia, documentary )

- 130 days ago -
First installment of the investigative reporting series, produced by Zembla, does what no American TV network has yet dared to do--take a deep look at the organized crime links and corrupt international business strategies used by Trump and his partners
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