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Militarized Police: Claiming that "the Obama limitations hurt law enforcement,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the removal of restrictions on providing surplus military equipment to local police departments. Photo credit: C. Holmes / Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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Re-Imagining Activism (Trevin)

A co-founder of Occupy Wall Street explores in this Guardian piece, the idea that accepting our current methods of protesting as failures is the first step toward discovering real solutions.

Shale Oil Industry’s Relentless Decline Rates (Jeff C.)

While the Mainstream media continues to put out hype that the shale oil industry can produce oil at $30 or $40 a barrel, the reality shows that it’s becoming difficult just to finance its debt.

Saudis Want to Rewrite Yemen Narrative (Dan)

Though they’ve lead the bombing campaign against Houthi rebels in the country, which makes little distinction between civilians and militants, the Saudis want their actions to appear as “aid”.

Climate Change Made Harvey Worse (Russ)

A former State Dept envoy on science says that, yes, man-made factors did contribute to the scale of catastrophe in Houston.

Trump Reverses Restrictions on Military Hardware for Police (Jimmy)

The author writes, “Police departments will now have access to military surplus equipment typically used in warfare, including grenade launchers, armored vehicles and bayonets, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Monday, describing it as ‘lifesaving gear.'”