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Brexit, EU & UK

The Guardian Brexit The Tories have voted that animals can’t feel pain as part of the EU bill, marking the beginning of our anti-science Brexit The Tories have already decided to scale back huge parts of […]

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Trump administration & Immigration 2018

Trump administration & Immigration 2017 U.S. Troops to Leave U.S.-Mexico Border Just as Migrant Caravan Arrives (The Daily Beast) The Pentagon announced all active-duty troops sent to the U.S. southern border ahead of a migrant caravan’s […]

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SCOTUS and the US courts 2017-18

Supreme Court of the United States SCOTUS & Brett Kavanaugh It’s time for term limits for Supreme Court justices (Vox) Unlike every other democracy in the world, the US has lifetime appointments for the Supreme Court. […]

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North Korea 2018

See North Korea 2017 2018 Olympics Pyeongchang Randy Rainbow:How Do You Solve A Problem Like Korea? 12 November In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest a Great Deception (NYT) North Korea is moving ahead with its ballistic […]

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The Russia probe

See also: Robert Mueller III, Special Counsel John Cassidy: Trump’s Effort to Hobble the Mueller Investigation Must Be Stopped (New Yorker) Officially, the rushed departure from the Justice Department of Attorney General Jeff Sessions was described […]

Canada: government & governance 2017-18
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Highlights from the auditor general’s 2018 fall reports New planes, no pilots. Auditor general trashes Liberal pla ...
Wednesday Night #1915
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For all our friends who are celebrating American Thanksgiving on Thursday, we offer this judicious warning about table t ...
Global Economy & Trade
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WTO 2012-2015 More on Trade & Tariffs 20 November U.S. sanction waivers provided relief, but global economy still fr ...
The UN Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020
November 20, 2018  //  1 Comment
CBD Strategic Plan for UN Decade of Biodiversity Background Information Beaty Biodiversity Museum (UBC) 20 November The ...