UN chief Antonio Guterres declares he will seek second term


by The Independent

The Independent— U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is seeking a second five-year term at the helm of the United Nations

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kottke.org—“The Climate Crisis Will Be Steroids for Fascism”. For Gizmodo, Brian Kahn writes about what the 1/6 terrorist action at the Capitol Building means for the climate crisis. Climate change is chaos by nature. It means more powerful storms, more intense wildfires, more extreme floods and droughts. It is an assault on the weakest among us, and decades of the right-wing mindset of small government have left the country with fewer resources to deal with the fallout. As the summer’s wildfires show, the far-right will be there to try to fill the power...