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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tech Industry Titans Are Stealing Our Wealth, Privacy & Democracy | Trump's Deep Links to Organized Crime | Justin Trudeau's Big Flaw

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES - April 18, 2017

The Massive Monopolies of Google, Facebook and Amazon, and Their Role in Destroying Privacy, Producing Inequality and Undermining Democracy

By Don Hazen, AlterNet

Author Jonathan Taplin discusses the unseen ways Ayn Rand's cruel libertarianism has permeated Silicon Valley and the White House. READ MORE»

Trump Has Deep Links to Organized Crime: Federal Investigators Know It and the Public Is Catching Up

By Jefferson Morley, AlterNet

As Trump built his empire, he attracted a criminal element whose ties still bind.  READ MORE»

20 Popular Foods We May Lose If Bee Populations Continue to Decline

By Jennifer Forbes, AlterNet

Hundreds of North American bee species are in decline due to pesticides and habitat loss, putting the food supply at risk. READ MORE»

Trump's Got a Big Millennial Problem

By Sophia A. McClennan, Salon

Polls show the majority of millennials view Trump as an illegitimate president, and they don't like Ivanka either. READ MORE»

We Are Witnessing the First Global Alliance of Far-Right Parties Since the 1930s

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Much like their American counterparts, they hate immigrants and love Putin. READ MORE»

Stop Swooning Over Canada's Justin Trudeau—The Man Is a Disaster for the Planet

By Bill McKibben, The Guardian

Donald Trump is a creep and unpleasant to look at, but at least he's not a stunning hypocrite when it comes to climate change. READ MORE»

10 of Trump's Biggest Broken Promises from His First 100 Days in Office

By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"Insurance for everybody..." READ MORE»

Trump Wildly Mocked Over Tweet Urging Everyone to Read a Book With No Words

By Eric W. Dolan, Raw Story

"Glad to see you can find a book on your reading level."  READ MORE»

4 Signs You Have High Emotional Intelligence

By Kimberly A. Barchard and Jose M. Mestre, The Conversation

These might be things you do without even thinking. READ MORE»

Supreme Court to Review a Major Second Amendment Case

By Michele Gorman, Newsweek

The case could decide whether the Second Amendment allows citizens to carry handguns outside of the home. READ MORE»

Let's Stop Calling North Korea 'Crazy' and Understand Their Motives

By Isaac Stone Fish, The Guardian

The world knows little about the palace politics in North Korea, the world's most opaque country. Yet it seems like Kim is acting intelligently.  READ MORE»

Why We March: Drug Policy Researchers and Allies Take to the Streets for the National March for Science

By Jules Netherland, Sheila Vakharia, AlterNet

They'll be wielding facts and compassion in the face of ignorance and hatred.  READ MORE»

Republicans Are Determined to Shred Health Insurance Provided by Employers

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

Trump has no credibility on the subject of health care. READ MORE»

How the Artist Banksy Helps Us See the Authoritarianism All Around Us

By Benedikt Feiten, Marilyn DeLaure, Moritz Fink, NYU Press

By planting fake artifacts in museums that went unnoticed for days, Banksy was one of the first to demonstrate how susceptible people are to accepting fake facts. READ MORE»

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