Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee ahead of likely 2020 presidential run

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With her announcement 13 months before the Iowa caucuses, Elizabeth Warren, who became a progressive star by taking on Wall Street after the 2007 financial crisis and, more recently, President Donald Trump, is the first Democrat with a national profile to take formal action towards a likely presidential campaign.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/31/politics/elizabeth-warren-exploratory-committee-2020/index.html

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_Elizabeth_Warren

Accountable Capitalism or Democratic Socialism?

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We need to challenge the logic of capital. Elizabeth Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act only further entrenches it.

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/09/elizabeth-warren-accountable-capitalism-stakeholder

Fireworks and festivities as the world welcomes in 2019

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https://www.euronews.com/2018/12/31/watch-live-fireworks-and-festivities-as-europe-welcomes-in-2019

Let our New Year’s resolution be this: We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity,

In the finest sense of the word.     Happy 2019!

Russia’s $75 trillion in resources is why sanctions are impossible

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The country with the largest mineral reserves in the world, Russia, is the second top exporter of rare earth minerals. Its natural resources are estimated at tens of trillions of dollars.

It has abundant supplies of oil, natural gas, timber and valuable minerals, such as copper, diamonds, lead, zinc, bauxite, nickel, tin, mercury, gold and silver. Most of those resources are located in Siberia and the Far East.

Russia’s mining industry, which is the country’s second largest after oil and gas, accounts for a significant share of its GDP and exports. The country is among the top three producers of mineral commodities such as platinum, gold and iron ore. It is also the world’s largest producer of diamonds and palladium. The Ural Mountains have vast amounts of minerals while most deposits of coal, oil, gas and timber are located in Siberia.

https://on.rt.com/9ljb