Censoring Afghan War Data ; Failure of Kurdish Independence ; What Climate Change Has Already Wrought ...and More Picks
Censoring Afghan War Data ; Failure of Kurdish Independence ; What Climate Change Has Already Wrought ...and More Picks 10/31
Report: Climate Change Already Damaging Health of Millions Globally (Trevin)
The Guardian writes that “action to halt emissions would deliver huge benefits” against heatwaves, pollution, hunger, and disease. There is still time “to turn a looming medical emergency into the most significant advance for public health this century.”
The Failure of Kurdish Independence (Dan)
Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani recently quit after military defeats from the Iraqi army. Now Iraqi forces — closely aligned with the US — look to consolidate Kurdish oil fields, effectively killing “dreams of independence.”
How Democratic Socialists Convinced a Congressman to Sign Onto Single-Payer Health Care Bill (Jimmy)
Here’s an example of the power of organization and persistence in political activism.
Censored: Afghan War Data (Dan)
Interested in casualties? Number of forces fighting against the Taliban? US officials say the Afghan government has censored this data.