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–Praise for WhoWhatWhy–:
Russ Baker and his team at WhoWhatWhy have done a great job of enumerating the many unresolved issues, the contradictions, the way the government brutally managed the case, making it a federal case so they could win a death penalty verdict against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Chinese Internet Giant Buys Paper Critical of China (Russ)
The purchase of the South China Morning Post by Alibaba, which is close to the Chinese government, is a real threat to press freedom and the ability to question the doings of the Chinese leadership and dominant institutions.
Five Takeaways from the Climate Change Argeement (Reader Pat)
Everything you need to know about what happened and if it is worth your time.
Warnings Over Everglades Drilling (Russ)
Is oil drilling adjacent to the fragile Everglades National Park a risky proposition? Environmentalists warn of the potential consequences.
Survival Kit for Protesters Protects from Surveillance (Klaus)
Want to exercise your right to peacefully assemble without ending up in some database? Then check out this survival kit for protesters.
Father of Climate Change Awareness Calls Paris Talks ‘a Fraud’ (Trevin)
But there is a silver lining on the horizon: China.
What You Don’t Know About Tipping Can – and Does – Hurt the People Who Serve (Gerry)
There’s more to tipping than 15% vs. 20%. Once you read this illuminating Q & A, your view of the practice – and of recent moves to abolish it – will be radically changed.
50-year-old Photos Show Afghanistan Before the Chaos (Klaus)
A gallery of color photos taken before the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, before the Taliban and before the US invasion. I like this because it shows the promise of what could have been and also recommend reading the comments, some of which were submitted by Afghans who still remember this time.