‘I did not intend to do a tribute to her!’: Madonna blasted for ‘self-indulgent’ monologue at the VMAs

Um, she did what she was asked to do and there are lots of folks who like to chip away at her leadership, feminist ways and talent.

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Madonna is being blasted for honouring the late Aretha Franklin at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards with a speech almost entirely about herself.

If Google goes to China, will it tell the truth about Tiananmen Square?

Nope, no profit in truth for what Google has become.

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The company’s controversial plan to relaunch search is a chance to stand up for truth in the age of disinformation

Google’s plan to relaunch search in China, the world’s largest market, is facing pushback from employees, human rights defenders and politicians. With good reason. The Chinese government will insist that the search engine suppress results related to the Tiananmen democracy protests of 1989, in which several hundred peaceful protesters were shot by the army.

But international norms oblige companies to treat human rights atrocities such as the Tiananmen Square massacre differently. Suppressing information about these atrocities undermines the individual and collective right to truth that is increasingly recognized in human rights law.

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Michael Cohen Says He Arranged Payments to Women at Trump’s Direction – The New York Times

He told a judge in United States District Court in Manhattan that the payments to the women were made “in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office.” “I participated in this conduct, which on my part took place in Manhattan, for the principal purpose of influencing the election” for president in 2016, Mr. Cohen said.

Groups rally against bill that will hand over California electricity grid to Trump administration

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A coalition of environmental and consumer groups held a press conference against AB 813 at the State Capitol in Sacramento yesterday. Photo by Dan Bacher.

Groups rally against bill that will hand over California electricity grid to Trump administration

By Dan Bacher
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SACRAMENTO — A press conference and rally on the south steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento

Zinke targets California water, threatening salmon and rivers

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Photo Salmon River, Calif.

Secretary Zinke issues memo to maximize federal water deliveries at expense of fisheries

By Dan Bacher
Censored News

On Friday, August 17, U.S. Secretary of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued a controversial memo calling for actions to be taken to “maximize Central Valley Project deliveries” to agribusiness and other water contractors.

These