2019-06-12: Social Media Postees

Gaza: Unlawful Attacks in May Fighting
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-06-12
The sign for a gift shop recently converted into a center for people with disabilities on the ground floor of a commercial building in south Gaza. On May 5, 2019, Israeli airstrikes killed three civilians in the building. | © 2019 Khaled Al-'Azayezeh, B'Tselem | (Jerusalem) — Fighting between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza in early May 2019 involved unla…
hrw.org/news/2019/06/12/gaza-unlawful-attacks-may-fighting

India Now Supports Israel at the UN against Palestine. Are They Allies?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
India broke with decades of its post-independence political traditions by unprecedentedly supporting "Israel" at the UN and voting against granting consultative status to a Palestinian NGO that allegedly has ties with Hamas, therefore formally allying with the self-professed "Jewish State" …
globalresearch.ca/india-israel-officially-diplomatic-allies-un/5680392

Israel Bombs Syrian Army in Southern Syria
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
The Israeli forces carried out a new attack against the Syrian military in southern Syria last night, state-owned SANA reported. | RELATED: | Moscow Responds to Trump: Strikes in Syria Target 'Terrorists' | The SANA report claimed that the Israeli forces fired several missiles towards the town of Tal Al-Harra in Syria's Daraa province. | The Syrian military reportedly intercepted several Israeli projectiles as they attempted to hit their bases in Tal Al-Harra last night, SANA add…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israel-Bombs-Syrian-Army-in-Southern-Syria-20190612-0002.html

US presidential hopeful Buttigieg promises Americans won't pay for Israeli annexation of West Bank
rt.com | 2019-06-12
The US won't "help foot the bill" if Israel annexes the settlements it has built in the West Bank, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg declared in a policy speech, deviating from the usual US deference to Israel. | …
rt.com/usa/461651-buttigieg-israel-west-bank-settlements/

A Russian-American-Israeli Meeting of National Security Advisors in Jerusalem: Syria and Iran on the Table
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
This month of June, the National Security Advisors of Russia, the US, and Israel, Nikolay Patrushev, John Bolton and Meir Ben-Shabbat, respectively, are expected to meet in Jerusalem to talk about Iran and Syria and what Israel considers the …
globalresearch.ca/russian-american-israeli-meeting-jerusalem-syria-iran-table/5680395

US Ambassador Quietly Delivers West Bank to Israel in NY Times Interview
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-12
If one accepts the legitimacy of the Zionist state then one might as well accept Ambassador Friedman's statement and Israeli sovereignty over all of Palestine.
mintpressnews.com/friedman-west-bank/259159/

Palestinians Don't Want Their Own State: US Governor
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stated shortly after his recent visit to Israel that Palestinians are to blame for the ongoing occupation of their land. | RELATED: | Germany: 2 States 'Only Solution' to Israel-Palestine Conflict | "If you look at this whole conflict, to me, the biggest problem has been that Palestinian Arabs have not recognized Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state," DeSantis said. "That kind of denialism poisons really everything." | "I don't think that's real…
telesurenglish.net/news/Palestinians-Dont-Want-Their-Own-State-US-Governor-20190612-0001.html

Palestinian Solidarity & SA BDS Director Desai With Professor Sang He
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-06-12
SJSU professor Sang Hea Kil is interviewed by WorkWeek about her trip to the Teaching Palestine conference in Capetown, South Africa. The conference looked at the role of Israel and the Zionist apartheid state. While attending the conference, she and two other participants were sexually harassed by the South African BDS director Muhammed Desai and the organization sought to cover-up this incident.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/11/18823884.php

Straight People Should Be Glad They Don't Need a Parade
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-12
Some brave hetero activists are attempting to organize a "Straight Pride Parade" in Boston. | Oh just kidding — did I say brave activists? I meant people with neo-Nazi ties. That's right: According to ThinkProgress, the organizers of the "straight pride parade" have ties to numerous far-right groups, and have often embraced violent language on…
truthdig.com/articles/straight-people-should-be-glad-they-dont-need-a-parade/

Coalition Of Activists Demand "Justice for Chanel" Lewis Who Was Railroaded By Racist Legal System
Colin Benjamin | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-12
Activists from Color Of Change and VOCAL-NY rally outside Queens Borough Hall in support of Chanel Lewis… | On Tuesday, a coalition of activists rallied outside New York City's Queens Borough Hall to demand justice for Chanel Lewis by delivering over 30,000 petitions from concerned citizens who agree Lewis' murder conviction was a legal travesty. | Lewis, 22, was convicted on April 1 of the murder of 30-year-old Karina Vetrano, who was killed on August 2, 2016, while jogging in Queens, New York. He was then sentenced to life on April 23. | But Lewis' troubling arrest–and obviously coerced confession[mdash…
www.blackstarnews.com/ny-watch/news/coal…

Ramona Africa honored
Joe Piette | workers.org | 2019-06-12
Ramona Africa & Eleanor Johnson Friends, family and political activists held a "Birthday Celebration of Life" for Ramona Africa in Philadelphia on June 8. Africa is the only adult survivor of the horrendous May 13, 1985, bombing of the communal MOVE home by city officials. The bomb killed six adults . . . | Continue reading Ramona Africa honored at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/06/11/ramona-africa-honored/

Taking A Stand, Taking the Stage for Gun Sense in SF and Marin
Photos: L. Kunstenaar, T. Scussel, S. Rhodes | indybay.org | 2019-06-12
On a national day of action, June 8, gun safety activists held a rally and march of hundreds of people who crossed the Golden Gate Bridge with orange signs. They demanded an end to gun violence in their communities and throughout the United States. | Please credit the photographers as noted. Top photo by Leon Kunstenaar, Probono Photo. Text by RR.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/10/18823868.php

The Last Bastion of Al Qaeda in Syria: US Propaganda Blitz Ahead of Idlib's Liberation
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
A concerted effort is being made to once again flood Western headlines with now familiar and long-since discredited war propaganda as Syrian forces and their Russian and Iranian allies move in on Idlib in northern Syria to liberate it from …
globalresearch.ca/us-propaganda-blitz-ahead-idlibs-liberation/5680373

Japan's Prime Minister Abe Is Trump's Informal Ambassador to Iran, but He Wants More Than to Mediate
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
Japanese Prime Minister Abe is functioning as Trump's informal ambassador to Iran during his two day trip to the Islamic Republic, though he has much greater strategic interests in mind than just being the US President's proxy such as expanding …
globalresearch.ca/abe-trumps-informal-ambassador-iran-he-wants-more-than-mediate/5680388

Baltimore Divests In Its Youth–and Criminalizes Them
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-12
As youth arrests at the inner harbor capture headlines, TRNN examines the ways city law enforcement, housing policy, and segregation have failed young people…
therealnews.com/stories/baltimore-divests-in-its-youth-and-criminalizes-them

UN Security Council offers Yemen Special Envoy 'their full support'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-11
Security Council members issued a statement on Monday offering "their full support" to the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, after he had reportedly come in for criticism by the Government.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1040221

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Disability inclusion, minimum wage, and LGBTI rights in Botswana
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-11
This Tuesday, we cover: a new strategy for disability inclusion; continued talks on social justice at the international labour conference; an update on Yemen; a historic Security Council resolution on missing persons in conflict; and same-sex rights in Botswana.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1040261

Legal Expert Says 'Congress Must Repeal the AUMF' After Supreme Court Rejects Yemeni Man's Appeal for Release From Gitmo
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-11
"The Supreme Court can no longer be trusted to enforce due process. If Congress doesn't put a stop to this unconstitutional cruelty, no one will." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/11/legal-expert-says-congress-must-repeal-aumf-after-supreme-court-rejects-yemeni-mans?cd-origin=rss

How NeoCon Billionaire Paul Singer Is Driving the Outsourcing of US Tech Jobs to Israel
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-11
Several U.S. tech giants including Google, Microsoft and Intel Corporation have filled top positions with former members of Israeli military intelligence and are heavily investing in their Israeli branches while laying off thousands of American employees, all while receiving millions of dollars in U.S. government subsidies funded by American taxpayers.
mintpressnews.com/neocon-billionaire-paul-singer-driving-outsourcing-us-tech-jobs-israel/259147/

Israeli Private Intelligence Company Black Cube Out of Control
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-11
Shir Hever discusses the dangers of privatizing security and intelligence, as a private company called Black Cube that claims to use Israeli Mossad procedures hires out its services to the highest bidder and goes after international as well as Israeli activists, business people, and politicians…
therealnews.com/stories/israeli-private-intelligence-company-black-cube-out-of-control

Annexation Without Citizenship Is Apartheid
Sheena Anne Arackal | commondreams.org | 2019-06-11
If Israel annexes Palestinian land and closes the door on a sovereign Palestinian state, then the international community must demand that Israel extend citizenship to occupied Palestinians. (Photo: Getty) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/11/annexation-without-citizenship-apartheid?cd-origin=rss

Israel Will Not Allow Iran To Have Nuclear Weapons: Netanyahu
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stern warning to Iran about producing a nuclear warhead on Monday, vowing to prevent them from attaining this weapon by any means necessary. | RELATED: | Iran Says New US Sanctions Show Offer To Dialogue 'Hollow' | The Israeli premier issued the warning after the comments made by the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano on Iran's increased uranium enrichment. | "Israel will not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons," Net…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israel-Will-Not-Allow-Iran-To-Have-Nuclear-Weapons-Netanyahu-20190611-0003.html

Kushner as a Colonial Administrator: Let's Talk About the 'Israeli Model'
Ramzy Baroud | commondreams.org | 2019-06-11
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, speaking in an interview that aired Sunday on "Axios on HBO." (Photo: Screengrab) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/11/kushner-colonial-administrator-lets-talk-about-israeli-model?cd-origin=rss

The Generals Won't Save Us From the Next War
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-06-11
Editor's note: This article was originally published on The American Conservative. | Poll after poll indicates that the only public institution Americans still trust is the military. Not Congress, not the presidency, not the Supreme Court, the church, or the media. Just the American war machine. | But perhaps that faith in the U.S. Armed Forces is misplaced. I…
truthdig.com/articles/the-generals-wont-save-us-from-the-next-war/

Two people have been found guilty of feeding live fox cubs to hounds as case exposes the shocking truth of hunting
Glen Black | thecanary.co | 2019-06-11
A judge found two people guilty of animal cruelty charges on 10 June. The case has exposed one of hunting's dirtiest practices. But anti-hunting campaigners slammed the "disgraceful" sentences. | Living fox cubs fed to hunting hounds: | District judge Joanna Dickens found huntsman Paul Oliver and kennel maid Hannah Rose guilty on multiple charges of animal cruelty. Anti-hunting activists covertly filmed the pair tr…
thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2019/06/11/two-people-have-been-found-guilty-of-feeding-live-fox-cubs-to-hounds-as-case-exposes-the-shocking-truth-of-hunting/

Two people have been found guilty of feeding live fox cubs to hounds as case exposes the shocking truth of hunting
Glen Black | thecanary.co | 2019-06-11
A judge found two people guilty of animal cruelty charges on 10 June. The case has exposed one of hunting's dirtiest practices. But anti-hunting campaigners slammed the "disgraceful" sentences. | Living fox cubs fed to hunting hounds: | District judge Joanna Dickens found huntsman Paul Oliver and kennel maid Hannah Rose guilty on multiple charges of animal cruelty. Anti-hunting activists covertly filmed the pair tr…
thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2019/06/11/two-people-have-been-found-guilty-of-feeding-live-fox-cubs-to-hounds-as-case-exposes-the-shocking-truth-of-hunting/

Taking A Stand, Taking the Stage for Gun Sense in SF and Marin
Photos: L. Kunstenaar, T. Scussel, S. Rhodes | indybay.org | 2019-06-11
On a national day of action, June 8, gun safety activists held a rally and march of hundreds of people who crossed the Golden Gate Bridge with orange signs. They demanded an end to gun violence in their communities and throughout the United States. | Please credit the photographers as noted. Top photo by Leon Kunstenaar, Probono Photo. Text by RR.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/10/18823868.php

'It's Seen by Indigenous Activists as a Template for Similar Confrontations Around the Globe' – CounterSpin interview with Reynard Loki on indigenous oil victory
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-06-11
Janine Jackson interviewed Reynard Loki about an indigenous environmental victory in Ecuador for the June 7, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
fair.org/home/its-seen-by-indigenous-activists-as-a-template-for-similar-confrontations-around-the-globe/

Gov. Jay Inslee Slams DNC for Refusing to Hold Climate Debate
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-11
The Democratic National Committee is facing criticism after rejecting calls to host a debate solely focused on the climate crisis and for threatening to blacklist any candidate who takes part in a non-DNC debate on the issue. DNC Chair Tom Perez recently told climate activists that it is not practical to hold debates on specific issues. We speak with Washington Governor Jay Inslee, who was the first Democratic presidential candidate to call for a climate-focused debate. He's accusing the DNC of attempting to silence the voices of those who want to debate climate solutions. "This is our last chance to defeat cl…
truthout.org/video/gov-jay-inslee-slams-dnc-for-refusing-to-hold-climate-debate/

'We Have to Fight Back': Progressives Call for Mobilization as Koch Brothers Open Their Pockets to Protect Corporate Democrats
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-11
"While we might not have millions of dollars from fossil fuel barons or wealthy elites, we have thousands of grassroots activists who are motivated by the vision of a just future for all." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/11/we-have-fight-back-progressives-call-mobilization-koch-brothers-open-their-pockets?cd-origin=rss

"We Are Facing an Existential Crisis": Gov. Inslee Slams DNC for Refusing to Hold Climate Debate
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-11
The Democratic National Committee is facing criticism after rejecting calls to host a debate solely focused on the climate crisis and for threatening to blacklist any candidate who takes part in a non-DNC debate on the issue. DNC Chair Tom Perez recently told climate activists that it is not practical to hold debates on specific issues. We speak with Washington Governor Jay Inslee, who was the first Democratic presidential candidate to call for a climate-focused debate. He's accusing the DNC of attempting to silence the voices of those who want to debate climate solutions. "This is our last chance to defeat clima…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/11/we_are_fa…

'The DNC is on the wrong side of history:' Challenged by activists, Tom Perez says hosting 2020 debate on climate crisis 'not practical'
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-11
"Not even our so-called 'leaders' are courageous enough to tell the truth about the emergency we are in. Climate isn't one issue, it's every issue."
nationofchange.org/2019/06/11/the-dnc-is-on-the-wrong-side-of-history-challenged-by-activists-tom-perez-says-hosting-2020-debate-on-climate-crisis-not-practical/

Media Paints Jihadist Commander Who Pledged Allegiance to ISIS as a Soccer Star with the Voice of an Angel
Alexander Rubinstein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
If you've read the headlines about the death of "Syrian activist" Abdel Basset al-Sarout, you probably think he was a pretty cool guy. Headlines referring to him as a "Syrian footballer, singer and rebel" make him seem like he …
globalresearch.ca/media-paints-jihadist-commander-who-pledged-allegiance-isis-soccer-star-voice-angel/5680292

In the Western Media Narrative, SAA-Targeted Underground Bunkers and Terrorist-Run Prisons Become "Hospitals"
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-11
We should not allow ourselves to be collectively hypnotized into believing the media hype that would portray armed-group murderers as heroes, and the Syrian people and government struggling to expel them from their country as the villains.
mintpressnews.com/white-helmets-hospitals-idlib-syria/259111/

Video: Al Qaeda Militants Suffer Large Casualties in Clashes in Northern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Fierce clashes have been ongoing in northern Hama since June 6 when Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Jaysh al-Izza, the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) and their allies launched an advance on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions there. | Initially, militants seized …
globalresearch.ca/militants-suffer-large-casualties-clashes-northern-hama/5680223

In the Western Media Narrative, SAA-Targeted Underground Bunkers and Terrorist-Run Prisons Become "Hospitals"
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-11
We should not allow ourselves to be collectively hypnotized into believing the media hype that would portray armed-group murderers as heroes, and the Syrian people and government struggling to expel them from their country as the villains.
mintpressnews.com/white-helmets-hospitals-idlib-syria/259111/

Japanese PM to to Iran for Key Talks
plenglish.com | 2019-06-11
Tokyo, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold talks with Iran's political and religious leaders during his visit to Tehran this week in an effort to ease tensions with the United States, the Japanese government reported on Tuesday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

US Middle East commander proposes permanent buildup against Iran
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
The head of the US Central Command claimed that the "threat" from Iran remains "imminent" but refused to provide any evidence or details to support the allegation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/11/iran…

The End of Irony: an Irony Opener
Todd Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-11
Given all the hysterical saber-rattling over Iran recently, one wonders if old Uncle Sam's simply having another spastic episode with his Pent'agonal cane? Mixed into the usual cacophony of paranoid ramblings, one hears ominous mumblings linking Iran, al-Quaeda, and the Nine-One-One… Never Forget!–to re-package and re-purpose 9/11, as that original franchise continues to spawn spin-offs, …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/the-end-of-irony-an-irony-opener/

India Complies with US Sanctions against Iran, Iran Keeps Begging It to Reconsider
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
India capitulated to American pressure and complied with the anti-Iranian sanctions regime, yet Iran keeps begging it to reconsider and continue investing in the Islamic Republic anyhow, with its humiliating behavior revealing just how desperate it is for economic relief …
globalresearch.ca/indias-complying-american-sanctions-iran-keeps-begging-reconsider/5680236

Pro-Peace Coalition Delivers Petition Urging Congress to Block Trump's Path to War With Iran
commondreams.org | 2019-06-11
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/06/11/pro-peace-coalition-delivers-petition-urging-congress-block-trumps-path-war-iran?cd-origin=rss

'The US Has No Real Moral Authority to Talk About Freedoms' – CounterSpin interview with Netfa Freeman on Cuba sanctions
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-06-11
Janine Jackson interviewed Netfa Freeman about Cuba sanctions for the June 7, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
fair.org/home/the-us-has-no-real-moral-authority-to-talk-about-freedoms/

'Battle-Proven:' Weapons Expo Shows One Way Israel Profits from Occupation
Megan Giovannetti | progressive.org | 2019-06-10
Hundreds of arms and cybersecurity companies showcase their state-of-the-art weaponry–often tested in Gaza or the West Bank–to war industry dealers from all over the world.
progressive.org/dispatches/weapons-expo-israel-profits-occupation-giovannetti-190610/

Citing Slaughter in Yemen, Senators Launch New Effort to Block Trump From Selling More US-Made Weapons to Saudis
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-10
A bipartisan pair of senators announced late Sunday their plan to introduce a privileged resolution Monday in hopes of using congressional oversight to block U.S. arms sales and other "security" assistance to Saudi Arabia—which, along with the United Arab Emirates, is leading the coalition waging war on Yemen. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/10/citing-slaughter-yemen-senators-launch-new-effort-block-trump-selling-more-us-made?cd-origin=rss

While the World Watches Trump, It's Missing What's Really Going On
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10
Our leaders know how to bang the war drums and, by and large, we go along with them. The US threatens Iran with war — so will Iran close the Strait of Hormuz and attack American warships in the Gulf? Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rockets fall on Golan — so does an Arab-Israeli conflict…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/10/while-the-world-watches-trump-its-missing-whats-really-going-on/

"Walk for Israel" PR effort doesn't fool Denver's anti-apartheid protesters
Alex Borenstein | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-10
Coalition of counter-protesters show solidarity with Palestine.
liberationnews.org/walk-for-israel-pr-effort-doesnt-fool-denvers-anti-apartheid-protesters/

In Boston pro-choice forces defy right wing
Sam Ordóñez | workers.org | 2019-06-10
June 2 — Around 100 pro-choice activists gathered in the Boston Common to confront a group of anti-abortion extremists attempting to hold a rally and march there. The action was initiated by Boston Feminists for Liberation. The activists took control of the Parkman Bandstand where the right wing was planning . . . | Continue reading In Boston pro-choice forces defy right wing at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/06/09/in-boston-pro-choice-forces-defy-right-wing/

'The DNC Is on the Wrong Side of History': Challenged by Activists, Tom Perez Says Hosting 2020 Debate on Climate Crisis 'Not Practical'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-10
"What's actually unrealistic: the Democratic establishment saying we'll stop climate change when they aren't even willing to have a debate on it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/10/dnc-wrong-side-history-challenged-activists-tom-perez-says-hosting-2020-debate?cd-origin=rss

Taking A Stand, Taking the Stage for Gun Sense in SF and Marin
Photos: L. Kunstenaar, T. Scussel, S. Rhodes | indybay.org | 2019-06-10
On a national day of action, June 8, gun safety activists held a rally and march of hundreds of people who crossed the Golden Gate Bridge with orange signs. They demanded an end to gun violence in their communities and throughout the United States. | Please credit the photographers as noted. Top photo by Leon Kunstenaar, Probono Photo. Text by RR.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/10/18823868.php

DNC Chair Says Hosting 2020 Debate on Climate Crisis "Not Practical"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-10
Confronted by activists during a fundraiser for the Florida Democratic Party over the weekend, DNC chairman Tom Perez insisted it would be impractical to make one of the dozen scheduled 2020 presidential primary debates solely about the global climate crisis and candidates' proposed solutions. | "A lot of young people say we should have a single debate focused on climate change," Perez told activists after delivering a speech at the gala. Bu…
truthout.org/articles/dnc-chair-says-hosting-2020-debate-on-climate-crisis-not-practical/

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