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Invitation: Global warming to cause dramatic changes in fisheries

(VVH Consulting) New research from scientists and economists at the University of California Santa Barbara, Oregon State University and Environmental Defense Fund identifies the dramatic future impacts of climate change on the world's fisheries and how fishing reforms are vital to sustaining the global seafood supply. Show More Summary

If you worry that your children are too clean, try getting a dog

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Environmental Defense Fund podcast reports on the good effects of microbes.

After “Politically Assassinating” Flynn IC Fears “Friday Night Massacre” by Hedge Fund Manager in Deep State War

The intelligence community politically assassinated Mike Flynn and may be “Friday night massacred” by a hedge fund manager and Trump ally with ties to the defense industry. The race for Raqqa is on and Turkey may be involved. Libya requested NATO help on the 6th anniversary of their “revolution”. Show More Summary

Lines softening on SF funding public defense for immigrants

San Francisco supervisors indicated Thursday they would be willing to provide Public Defender Jeff Adachi with funding to hire more attorneys to defend detained immigrants facing deportation proceedings. “I would like to have a conversation...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: What is EPA-hating Scott Pruitt hiding in 1000s of withheld emails?

Martha Roberts at the Environmental Defense Fund writes—What is Scott Pruitt hiding? Thousands of withheld emails yet another reason his EPA nomination should be stopped: Scott Pruitt, President Trump's pick for the U.S. Environmental...Show More Summary

Mattis tells NATO allies to kick in more funds now, or United States will 'moderate its commitment'

Donald Trump made the contributions of NATO allies a part of his campaign, so it’s not surprising that when newly minted Defense Secretary Jim Mattis addressed that organization, his comments leaned heavily on finances. U.S. DefenseShow More Summary

Donald Trump's Supreme Court Pick Came Of Age In A Very Different Republican Party

NEW YORK ? Arguments for boycotting the Soviet Union and funding the Star Wars missile defense program, screeds against the Sandinista constitution ? these are among the late ‘80s conservative talking points featured in The Federalist...Show More Summary

U.S. call for more NATO burden-sharing is 'fair demand': German Defense Minister

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said she had a positive meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and saw the U.S. call for NATO partners to increase their funding for the transatlantic alliance as "a fair demand."

McDonnell's defense fund raises $20K in 4th quarter 2016

Finance reports show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised about $20,000 during the last quarter of 2016. Supporters created the fund in 2013 for McDonnell, who was convicted … Click to Continue »

For Andrew Puzder, Labor Nominee, Fighting for Owners’ Interests Began Early

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

As a young lawyer, Mr. Puzder led the defense for his boss, a famous mob lawyer and casino owner accused of squandering millions from his workers’ pension funds.

Oakland sets up $300,000 fund to fight deportations

Oakland carved out $300,000 Tuesday to fight deportations over the next two years, joining other large Democrat-led cities around the country that have laid out plans to fund legal defenses for immigrants threatened by the policies of...Show More Summary

Activists Block Doors To Cuomo's Albany Offices To Protest Indigent Legal Defense Veto

Eight civil rights activists were arrested today when they blocked the doors to Governor Cuomo's Albany offices to protest his veto of the Justice Equality bill, which would have provided more state funding to pay court-appointed lawyers...Show More Summary

Seattle to Create Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants Facing Deportation

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Seattle City Council member Lorena González says the city should create a fund to benefit undocumented immigrants targeted by the Trump administration. City of Seattle In the months since Donald Trump's election, major cities across the country have pledged to defend undocumented immigrants against the Trump administration. Show More Summary

Transitional Justice

Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., argued Veasey v. Abbott, the pending challenge to Texas's voter ID law, before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals en banc. Amid inauguration...Show More Summary

Uber creating $3 million fund to help drivers with immigration defense

On Saturday, Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick voiced his concern about the immigration ban imposed by the Trump administration and that he would bring this issue up to the president when meeting later this week. He also highlighted steps the on-demand ride sharing service would be taking to protect its drivers. The day after receiving […]

Betsy and Eric: Privatizing Education and the Military in God's Name

From Democracy Now, which is viewer funded. Please donate. In this web exclusive, investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept talks in depth about Trump’s team, from unofficial adviser Erik Prince to Defense Secretary James "Mad Dog" Mattis to education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos.

House Republicans pass bill that would block D.C. funding for abortion

The bill raised the ire of House Democrats, but few spoke in defense of the District.

US Navy's Ultimate Dream Weapon (That Russia Feared): Merging a Super Battleship and an Aircraft Carrier

Kyle Mizokami Security, Was it possible?  In the early 1980s, the Reagan Administration was looking to fund high visibility defense programs. Reagan had been elected on a platform of rebuilding the armed services after the “hollowing...Show More Summary

Swiss Spend $$ on Updating Master Radars to keep FLORAKO Running

ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) received $120 million in contracts from the Swiss defense procurement agency, ARMASUISSE, to provide the Swiss Air Force with advanced Link-16 connectivity for their fighter aircraft. The funding represents a continuation of work by TRS on the FLORAKO command and control program. Phase VII will add voice and data transmission over an encrypted […]

What happens now to Justice Dept.’s civil rights enforcement?

Vanita Gupta came to national prominence by leading a successful NAACP Legal Defense Fund fight on behalf of 38 people who had been railroaded on drug charges in Tulia, Tex. She took that same passion to the Justice Department, when she was chosen to lead its Civil Rights Division in 2014. Now, with the end […]

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