2019-06-03: Social Media Postees

The Final Punishment of Julian Assange
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-03
From the start, I've been worried about the effect of Wikileaks, not on the brutal western governments whose activities it has disclosed in shocking detail (especially in the Middle East) but on the practice of journalism. When we scribes were served up this Wikileaks pottage, we jumped in, paddled around and splashed the walls of reporting with our cries of horror. And we forgot that real investigative journalism was about the dogged pursuit of truth through one's own sources rather than upsetting a bowl of secrets in front of readers, secrets which Assange and co — rather than us — had chosen to mak…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/03/the-final-punishment-of-julian-assange/

Sydney Peace Prize recipients demand Australian government defend Assange
wsws.org | 2019-06-03
The statement was a powerful indictment of the Australian political and media establishment, which has abandoned the WikiLeaks founder or openly participated in his persecution.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Top US journalists spread fake news claiming North Korean official was 'purged' — then he shows up on TV
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-03
Virtually every major Western corporate outlet and a who's who of pundits circulated a blatantly false report that North Korean…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/03/us-journalists-fake-news-north-korean-official-purged/

How mainstream US media is failing us on Trump and Bolton's march to war with Iran
Ben Armbruster | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-03
The Trump administration and its allies are slow-walking the United States into war with Iran, and, with a few notable exceptions, mainstream U.S. media is helping them. | Much of this assistance has been overt. | Just like during the run-up to the Iraq war, outlets like CNN, NBC, and | the New York Times have in recent we…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/03/how-mainstream-us-media-is-failing-us-on-trump-and-boltons-march-to-war-with-iran/

Hawkish Trump White House Endangers our Collective Conscience
Elizabeth Fischer | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-03
The war drums in the White House have been beating louder in recent months. While Trump has shown himself willing to embrace bellicose rhetoric to further his political ambitions, until recently, it had been mostly all talk. However, the appointment of known war hawk John Bolton as national security adviser signaled a strong shift from…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/03/hawkish-trump-white-house-endangers-our-collective-conscience/

How Mainstream U.S. Media Is Failing Us on Trump and Bolton's March to War with Iran
Ben Armbruster | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
The Trump administration and its allies are slow-walking the United States into war with Iran, and, with a few notable exceptions, mainstream U.S. media is helping them. | Much of this assistance has been overt. Just like during the run-up …
globalresearch.ca/mainstream-u-s-media-failing-us-trump-boltons-march-war-iran/5679327

Meet the DC tenants' advocacy group taking a stand… for regime change and war
Wyatt Reed | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-03
The DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition (TENAC) attacked Americans defending Venezuela's embassy from a right-wing takeover and clamored for US military…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/03/meet-the-dc-tenants-advocacy-group-taking-a-stand-for-regime-change-and-war/

Trump Calls on Russia, Syria and Iran to Stop "Bombing the Hell Out of Idlib"
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-03
(MEMO) — US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged Russia and Syrian government forces to stop bombing Syria's Idlib province, following a Friday Kremlin statement that signaled Moscow would continue to back a month-long Syrian government offensive there, Reuters reports. "Hearing word that Russia, Syria and, to a lesser extent, Iran, are bombing the hell out of Idlib Province …

Trump Calls on Russia, Syria and Iran to Stop "Bombing the Hell Out of Idlib"

Bipartisan Support for Trump's Aggressive Iran Policy Reveals the Hollowness of Russiagate
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-03
While Russia often serves as a useful "boogeyman" for promoting militaristic policies, the odd moments when those same policies actually benefit Russia and avoid strong opposition from U.S. politicians and media provide a rare glimpse into the real motivations behind Cold War 2.0.
mintpressnews.com/bipartisan-support-for-trumps-aggressive-iran-policy-reveals-the-hollowness-of-russiagate/258953/

Trump Calls on Russia, Syria and Iran to Stop "Bombing the Hell Out of Idlib"
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-03
(MEMO) — US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged Russia and Syrian government forces to stop bombing Syria's Idlib province, following a Friday Kremlin statement that signaled Moscow would continue to back a month-long Syrian government offensive there, Reuters reports. "Hearing word that Russia, Syria and, to a lesser extent, Iran, are bombing the hell out of Idlib Province …

Trump Calls on Russia, Syria and Iran to Stop "Bombing the Hell Out of Idlib"

The Pentagon's Spoiling for Another War, But With China, Not Iran
Michael Klare | commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
The Pentagon, headquarters of the Department of Defense. (Photo: Master Sgt. Ken Hammond / U.S. Air Force / Wikimedia Commons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/03/pentagons-spoiling-another-war-china-not-iran?cd-origin=rss

US-Iran: Inverted Reality, Real War. America's Al Qaeda Mercenaries. Iran is Fighting the Largest State Sponsor of Terror
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
In its march toward yet another war, the United States accuses Iran of using military force to establish itself as a "regional hegemon." It accuses Iran of being the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world. It accuses Iran …
globalresearch.ca/us-iran-inverted-reality-real-war-americas-al-qaeda-mercenaries-iran-is-fighting-the-largest-state-sponsor-of-terror/5679381

The Pentagon's Spoiling for Another War, Just Not With Iran
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-03
While military officials are unenthusiastic about another Mideast war, they are setting their sights on another type of war in another locale entirely.
truthdig.com/articles/the-pentagons-spoiling-for-another-war-just-not-with-iran/

Israeli Strikes Hit Iranian and Hezbollah Positions in Syria, Killing 10
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-03
(MEE) — Israeli strikes on positions in Syria killed 10 people on Sunday, including three Syrian soldiers and seven foreign fighters, according to an activist group, and they were later followed by further strikes in Homs province, state media said. According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Israeli missiles fired from warplanes struck areas south …

Israeli Strikes Hit Iranian and Hezbollah Positions in Syria, Killing 10

Ishmael Reed Tries to Undo the Damage 'Hamilton' Has Wrought
Nawal Arjini | thenation.com | 2019-06-03
Ishmael Reed Tries to Undo the Damage 'Hamilton' Has Wrought…
thenation.com/article/ishmael-reed-haunting-of-lin-manuel-miranda-hamilton-play-review/

For the US and Israel, Iran Works Best as a Perpetual Threat
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-03
Both Israel and the U.S. need Iran: they need to be able to point to Iran as a threat, as a menace, as the source of terrorism and evil in the world. That threat is also an important part of any election campaign for politicians in both countries. The fact that Iran is none of those things is beside the point.
mintpressnews.com/for-the-us-and-israel-iran-works-best-as-a-perpetual-threat/258942/

Leaked Pompeo tape adds to growing doubts over Trump's 'deal of century' for Middle East
rt.com | 2019-06-03
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly admitted that many have doubts over the US peace plan for the Middle East and it may fail. The "deal of the century" was already rejected by Palestine and earned skepticism from the EU. | …
rt.com/usa/460947-pompeo-peace-plan-comments/

Pompeo Admits Kushner Peace Plan Likely Unworkable as Trump's Son-in-Law Openly Dehumanizes Palestinian People
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
"I get why people think this is going to be a deal that only the Israelis could love," secretary of state says in leaked audio | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/03/pompeo-admits-kushner-peace-plan-likely-unworkable-trumps-son-law-openly-dehumanizes?cd-origin=rss

Canada Closes Venezuela Embassy as Guaido Promises Maduro Out by End of Year
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-03
Ottawa also vowed to review the status of the Venezuelan diplomatic corps in Canada.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14520

Canada Against Cuba and Venezuela
Yves Engler | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-03
Ottawa faces a dilemma. How far are Trudeau's Liberals prepared to go in squeezing Cuba? Can Canadian corporations with interests on the island restrain the most pro-US, anti-socialist, elements of the ruling class? Recently, the Canadian Embassy in Havana closed its Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship section. Now most Cubans wanting to visit Canada or get work/study…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/03/canada-against-cuba-and-venezuela/

How Venezuelans Turn to Collective Action to Defy US Blockade
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-03
As the United States government intensifies its unilateral coercive measures against Venezuela, its people have turned to one another to push ahead and deal with economic sanctions. Local Colectivos (Collectives) and demonstrations of popular support have come to represent the unbreakable will of the Bolivarian Republic. | RELATED: | Timeline of Half a Decade of US Economic War Against Venezuela | Yet the economic blockade keeps piling up, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arre…
telesurenglish.net/news/How-Venezuelans-Turn-to-Collective-Action-to-Defy-US-Blockade-20190602-0014.html

Hands Off Venezuela! Resolution of the Solidarity Event in Berlin on May 28, 2019
International Rosa Luxemburg Conference | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Venezuela is under attack. An alliance led by the United States and supported by most states of the European Union, including Germany, has set itself the goal to oust the government of President Nicolás Maduro, which was democratically elected one …
globalresearch.ca/hands-off-venezuela-resolution-solidarity-event-berlin-may-28-2019/5679358

Trudeau and Pence plot Canada's role in US imperialist aggression
wsws.org | 2019-06-03
Trump's vice president has taken on an increasingly important role in articulating and implementing US imperialist aggression, especially against China and Venezuela.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

European Progressive Future? Failures of the Leftist Parties
Gal Kirn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
One cannot and should not turn away from the disastrous results of the recent European Parliament elections, especially considering that Leftist parties across the European Union (EU) expected to gain 38 Members of the European Parliament (MEP), achieving around …
globalresearch.ca/european-progressive-future-failures-of-the-leftist-parties/5679401

No Chemical Attacks in Syria. Misleading Public Opinion. Blaming Bashar Al Assad. The Media's "Humanitarian" Pro-War Narrative
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
The corporate media is concealing a leaked UN agency report that shows Syrian government innocence in an alleged chemical attack. | "Americans have been fed a steady diet of 'Assad the butcher' and any counter narrative is disappeared." | The corporate media …
globalresearch.ca/no-chemical-attacks-in-syria-misleading-public-opinion-blaming-bashar-al-assad-the-medias-humanitarian-pro-war-narrative/5679410

No Chemical Attacks in Syria. Misleading Public Opinion. Blaming Bashar Al Assad. The Media's "Humanitarian" Pro-War Narrative
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
The corporate media is concealing a leaked UN agency report that shows Syrian government innocence in an alleged chemical attack. | "Americans have been fed a steady diet of 'Assad the butcher' and any counter narrative is disappeared." | The corporate media …
globalresearch.ca/no-chemical-attacks-in-syria-misleading-public-opinion-blaming-bashar-al-assad-the-medias-humanitarian-pro-war-narrative/5679410

Brits to Protest Trump in London. 18 Anti-Trump Related Events. DJT to Meet Up Queen Elizabeth II
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Mass public resistance awaits him during his three-day visit, including photo-op meetings with Queen Elizabeth and UK officials. | Reportedly, millions of pounds were spent for security, largely for deploying thousands of police and other security forces. | Scotland Yard estimates that …
globalresearch.ca/brits-protest-trump-london-en-masse/5679438

Brits to Protest Trump in London. 18 Anti-Trump Related Events. DJT to Meet Up Queen Elizabeth II
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Mass public resistance awaits him during his three-day visit, including photo-op meetings with Queen Elizabeth and UK officials. | Reportedly, millions of pounds were spent for security, largely for deploying thousands of police and other security forces. | Scotland Yard estimates that …
globalresearch.ca/brits-protest-trump-london-en-masse/5679438

Manufacturing War With Russia
Chris Hedges | commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
Now is the time for a serious, new arms control agreement. (Photo: Presidential Administration of Russia) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/03/manufacturing-war-russia-0?cd-origin=rss

Grenfell, Windrush and Skripal: Theresa May's Tainted Tenure Finally Ends in Tears
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
The next UK Prime Minister has their work cut out to unite a divided nation, but also to improve Britain's standing on the world stage, after one of the worst periods in UK-Russian relations | *** | UK Prime Minister Theresa May…
globalresearch.ca/grenfell-windrush-skripal-theresa-mays-tainted-tenure-finally-ends-tears/5679407

Belt and Road, Consolidation of Russia-China Economic Relations: President Xi in Saint Petersburg
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Chinese President Xi will attend this week's Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) and likely broker some Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) deals with his Russian counterpart. | Thousands of people from across the world will be descending on Russia's "second …
globalresearch.ca/belt-and-road-consolidation-of-russia-china-economic-relations-president-xi-in-saint-petersburg/5679334

The Hypocrisy of William Barr's Spying Claims
aclu.org | 2019-06-03
Lawyers from Barr's Justice Department are trying to block a federal court from holding the government accountable for its surveillance of Americans. | This piece originally ran at Slate. | Discussing the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation, Attorney General William Barr recently claimed that " Government power was used to spy on American citizens." He went on to say, "I…
aclu.org/blog/national-security/privacy-and-surveillance/hypocrisy-william-barrs-spying-claims

Daily Beast reporter SHOCKED that disinformation is not 'purview of Russia alone'
rt.com | 2019-06-03
A Daily Beast reporter has dashed the illusions of Western journalists everywhere by revealing on Twitter the shocking and grim reality that disinformation and fake news are not exclusively Russian concepts. | …
rt.com/usa/460993-daily-beast-disinformation-brooks/

Manufacturing War With Russia
Chris Hedges | truthdig.com | 2019-06-03
Despite the Robert Mueller report's conclusion that Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia during the 2016 presidential race, the new Cold War with Moscow shows little sign of abating. It is used to justify the expansion of NATO to Russia's borders, a move that has made billions in profits for U.S. arms manufacturers. It is used to demonize domestic critics and alternative media outlets as agents of a foreign power. It is used to paper over the Democratic Party's betrayal of the working class and the party's subservience to corporate power. It is used to discredit détente between the world's tw…
truthdig.com/articles/manufacturing-war-with-russia/

Moscow Responds to Trump: Strikes in Syria Target 'Terrorists'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-03
The Russian government responded Monday to U.S. President Donald Trump criticism against the country's ongoing military operations in the Syrian northern province of Idlib, saying that such attacks are meant to "neutralize terrorists." | RELATED: | Turkey, Russia to Fight Terrorism, Establish Safe Zone in Syria | "It goes without saying that bombardments by terrorists from Idlib are unacceptable and measures are being taken for neutralizing their fire emplacements," Kremlin's s…
telesurenglish.net/news/Moscow-Responds-to-Trump-Strikes-in-Syria-Target-Terrorists-20190603-0010.html

Manufacturing War With Russia
Chris Hedges | commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
Now is the time for a serious, new arms control agreement. (Photo: Presidential Administration of Russia) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/03/manufacturing-war-russia-0?cd-origin=rss

Trump Begins UK Visit by Insulting People, Endorsing Far-right
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-03
The United States President Donald Trump arrived in the United Kingdom for a delayed state visit and even before landing, he insulted London Mayor Sadiq Khan by calling him "a stone cold loser" while misspelling his name. He also endorsed Boris Johnson for the position of the Prime Minister which did not sit well with many. | RELATED: | Corbyn Accuses Trump of 'Interfering' in Britain's Race for PM | Trump and his wife, Melania, were greeted by the 93-year-old monarch, Queen Eliza…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Begins-UK-Visit-by-Insulting-People-Endorsing-Far-right-20190603-0006.html

A Demagogue, Fascist, and Serious Threat: UK Mobilizes to Make Sure Trump Knows He 'Is Not Welcome'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
"Donald Trump is just one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat. The far-right is on the rise around the world, threatening our hard-won rights and freedoms." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/03/demagogue-fascist-and-serious-threat-uk-mobilizes-make-sure-trump-knows-he-not?cd-origin=rss

Pompeo visit exposes deepening tensions between Germany and US
wsws.org | 2019-06-03
In his visit to Berlin, US Secretary of State Pompeo reiterated long-standing differences and restated Washington's threats against Germany.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Mike Pompeo Destroys Jared Kushner's 'Deal of the Century'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-03
In private remarks that were recorded and leaked, the Secretary of State threw cold water on the unrevealed plan for Israel and Palestine.
truthdig.com/articles/mike-pompeo-destroys-jared-kushners-deal-of-the-century/

The Banking Model That's Bankrupting Americans
Ellen Brown | truthdig.com | 2019-06-03
This article is excerpted from Ellen Brown's new book Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age, available in paperback. | The U.S. federal debt has more than doubled since the 2008 financial crisis, shooting up from $9.4 trillion in mid-2008 to over $22 trillion in April 2019. The debt is never paid off. The government just keeps paying the interest on it, and interest rates are…
truthdig.com/articles/the-banking-model-thats-bankrupting-americans/

A Primer for Corrupt Governments: How to Implement 5G Wireless Technology Against the Wishes of Your Population
Claire Edwards | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Spare a thought for all the governments wanting to cash in on the multi-trillion-dollar bonanza of the fifth generation of wireless technology or 5G while pacifying the half of their population who are anxious about its dire health and environmental …
globalresearch.ca/primer-governments-how-implement-5g-against-wishes-your-population/5679368

"Extinction Rebellion", "Green New Deal" and the "Rebranding of Global Capitalism"
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
It is natural for people to come forward in defense of planet Earth once they become aware of the policies of ecocide built into corporate globalization. In fact, it is the general lack of such action which constitutes the real …
globalresearch.ca/uk-really-leading-rebellion/5679379

The US and China on a collision course
wsws.org | 2019-06-03
The "cold war" between the United States and China took a major step toward becoming a "hot" war over the weekend at the annual Shangri-La defense summit in Singapore.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Trump Begins UK Trip by Calling London Mayor 'Stone Cold Loser'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-03
U.S. President Donald Trump began his U.K. trip on Monday by firing off several insults towards the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, via his Twitter account. | RELATED: | Mexico, US Brace for Tariff Talks, Trump Doubles Down on Threat | "He is a stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London, not me," Trump tweeted about Khan. | "@SadiqKhan, who by all accounts has done a terrible job as Mayor of London, has been foolishly 'nasty' to the visiting President of the United State…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Begins-UK-Trip-by-Calling-London-Mayor-Stone-Cold-Loser-20190603-0003.html

A Reporter in Spain
Laura Flanders | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-03
Eighty years ago this April, Spain fell under a thirty-year dictatorship after Right beat Left in a brutal civil war. That history feels acutely alive to me today, and not just because, for the first time in my life, I'm in Spain. General Franco's rebels, backed by Mussolini and Hitler and the religious extremists of…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/03/a-reporter-in-spain/

Republicans, Democrats; solemn oaths of office, the US Constitution
Michael Payne | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-03
Will the American people, becoming fully aware of all the elements of this impeachment process and the extensive evidence presented, then stand by and support Democrats and also castigate Republicans for their disloyalty to their country?
nationofchange.org/2019/06/03/republicans-democrats-solemn-oaths-of-office-the-us-constitution/

Is the Government Finally Going After Google and Amazon?
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-06-03
The U.S. Department of Justice is facing what Politico calls a "major test" of its antitrust abilities as it takes steps toward an initial investigation of Google, as The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The Washington Post also reported Friday that the Federal Trade Commission is considering an investigation of Amazon. While these reports don't mean official investigations have been opened, even small steps, as Politico writer Nancy Scola says, is "a clear signal that two years of a bipart…
truthdig.com/articles/is-the-government-finally-going-after-google-and-amazon/

Trump, Netanyahu and Boris Johnson Would Cause Global Instability… War in the Middle East?
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
A vote for Boris Johnson as Britain's Prime Minister would effectively be a vote for US President Donald Trump and his sidekick, Binyamin Netanyahu of Israel. They have 'form' in working closely together to violate UN Security Council Resolutions. | To …
globalresearch.ca/trump-netanyahu-johnson-cause-global-instability-war/5679395

"Extinction Rebellion", "Green New Deal" and the "Rebranding of Global Capitalism"
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
It is natural for people to come forward in defense of planet Earth once they become aware of the policies of ecocide built into corporate globalization. In fact, it is the general lack of such action which constitutes the real …
globalresearch.ca/uk-really-leading-rebellion/5679379

A Nuclear War Has No Victor! U.S. Military Preparation is Underway
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
On May 30th, Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times wrote: "Mueller Delivered a Message. Washington Couldn't Agree on What It Was." In this article, he argues that the statement by "Robert S. Mueller …
globalresearch.ca/nuclear-war-no-victor/5679339

#NoMiddleGround Goes Viral as Sanders Backers Say Democrats Can't Afford to Compromise on Medicare for All, Reproductive Rights, and Bold Climate Agenda
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
"We cannot go back to the old ways, we have got to go forward with a new and progressive agenda," Sen. Bernie Sanders said at the California Democratic Party convention | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/03/nomiddleground-goes-viral-sanders-backers-say-democrats-cant-afford-compromise?cd-origin=rss

Britain: How Low Can the Tory Leadership Race Go — This Low?
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Just at the time of Britain's most needy moment since the last world war, the Tories have decided the best thing to do is not face up to the very serious challenges of our time but to have their own …
globalresearch.ca/how-low-tory-leadership-race-go/5679399

The US and China on a collision course
wsws.org | 2019-06-03
The "cold war" between the United States and China took a major step toward becoming a "hot" war over the weekend at the annual Shangri-La defense summit in Singapore.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

You Can't Save the Climate By Going Vegan. Corporate Polluters Must be Held Accountable
Michael Mann, Jonathan Brockopp | commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
Focusing on policies that incentivize corporate environmental stewardship will force us to work together and cross political, racial and religious lines. (Photo: 350.org/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/03/you-cant-save-climate-going-vegan-corporate-polluters-must-be-held-accountable?cd-origin=rss

Half of Black Caucus Signs on to Israeli Stance on Syria, in Defiance of Black Public Opinion
Glen Ford | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
The Congressional Black Caucus sides with its party's war mongers and in fear of the Israel lobby, while large Black majorities believe Israel is neither an ally nor a friend. | "The Black Caucus' tolerance of apartheid Israel's barbarism is infinite."…
globalresearch.ca/half-black-caucus-signs-israeli-stance-syria-defiance-black-public-opinion/5679413

"They Are Prone to Cracking": FAA Orders Boeing to Replace Wing Components on Hundreds of 737s
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
As if trade war wasn't enough for traders to worry about with futures reopening sharply lower after China's government blamed the U.S. for the latest collapse in trade talks, it appears that Boeing is about to resume the position as …
globalresearch.ca/they-are-prone-to-cracking-faa-orders-boeing-to-replace-wing-components-on-hundreds-of-737s/5679429

Pentagon rebukes White House over USS McCain incident
wsws.org | 2019-06-03
Top Navy officials were reportedly incensed at orders to hide the warship, named after the father and grandfather of the late US senator, during Trump's visit to Japan.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Iraq Combat Veteran: Pardon of War Criminals Sends Disturbing Message to U.S. Military, World
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-03
President Trump is considering pardoning American military members convicted of war crimes. One of the requests for a pardon is reportedly for Navy SEALs Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who is facing charges of shooting unarmed civilians and killing a wounded captive teenage fighter by stabbing him with a knife and then staging a re-enlistment ceremony over the dead teen's body. On Thursday, a military judge in San Diego ordered Gallagher free from custody, citing prosecutorial misconduct in his murder trial for war crimes. The court has yet to rule on whether to remove prosecutors or to throw out the…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/3/ir…

"They Are Prone to Cracking": FAA Orders Boeing to Replace Wing Components on Hundreds of 737s
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
As if trade war wasn't enough for traders to worry about with futures reopening sharply lower after China's government blamed the U.S. for the latest collapse in trade talks, it appears that Boeing is about to resume the position as …
globalresearch.ca/they-are-prone-to-cracking-faa-orders-boeing-to-replace-wing-components-on-hundreds-of-737s/5679429

Britain: How Low Can the Tory Leadership Race Go — This Low?
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Just at the time of Britain's most needy moment since the last world war, the Tories have decided the best thing to do is not face up to the very serious challenges of our time but to have their own …
globalresearch.ca/how-low-tory-leadership-race-go/5679399

Los Angeles County sues Monsanto over chemical contamination
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-03
Los Angeles County recently filed a | lawsuit against Bayer, the company that purchased Monsanto last year, for | allegedly contaminating the local environment with an outlawed chemical that | Monsanto used in many of its products decades ago. According to the lawsuit, | Monsanto had been aware that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were harmful but | concealed the data for years while polluting the water. | Between 1935 and 1977, Monsanto manufactured | PCBs in many of its products but discontinued production shortly before the | U.S. government outlawed PCBs in 1979. According to the U.S. Environmental | Prot…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/03/los-angeles-county-sues-monsanto-over-chemical-contamination/

Scandalous Details of Trump's 'Deal of Century' for Palestine
Press TV | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
US President Donald Trump's "the deal of the century" wants Palestinian refugees to be naturalized and settled in several countries, including Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Iraq, Israeli daily Haaretz reports. | As the world marked the International Quds Day on Friday, …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-paper-betrays-scandalous-details-deal-century/5679355

Environmental Activists Being Killed Globally: Why Are World Leaders Still Silent?
George Stacey | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-03
"Planet earth is a beautiful place and worth dying for" This is not a quote; this was a belief of a number of environmental activists that were killed mercilessly in the span of the last 10 years. More than 500 environmentalists were assassinated and the ongoing investigation regarding their murders seems to get nowhere. …
nationofchange.org/2019/06/03/environmental-activists-being-killed-globally-why-are-world-leaders-still-silent/

St. Paul marks police killing of Marcus Golden
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-06-03
St. Paul, MN – June 2 would have been Marcus Golden's 29th birthday, but he was shot in the back of the head and killed by St. Paul police four years ago. About three dozen friends and family of Marcus and other victims of police killing, activists, and supporters gathered, June 2, in front of the Minnesota Governor's Mansion to celebrate Marcus' birthday and call for justice for all victims of police violence. | Monique Collars Doty, Marcus' aunt and member of Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar and Black Lives Matter Minnesota, said, "I thank you so much for being out here to show Marcus some love, to sho…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/6/3/s…

Congress Finally to Send $19B Disaster Aid Bill to Trump
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-03
WASHINGTON — Congress is finally shipping President Donald Trump a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, a measure stalled for months by infighting, misjudgment and a presidential feud with Democrats. | The House is approving the measure in its first significant action as it returns from a 10-day recess. It is slated for a Monday evening vote in which Republicans whose home districts have been hit by hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and fires are set to join with majority Democrats to deliver a big vo…
truthdig.com/articles/congress-finally-to-send-19b-disaster-aid-bill-to-trump/

Thirty Years After Tiananmen Square: Can the Billion Prevail?
Erwin Knoll | progressive.org | 2019-06-03
At the height of the protests more than one million students and workers occupied the square. Ultimately, the government declared martial law and brought in troops and tanks.
progressive.org/dispatches/thirty-years-after-tiananmen-square-knoll-190603/

Amazon Offered Job to Pentagon Official Involved With $10 Billion Contract It Sought
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-06-03
In a federal lawsuit, the tech giant Oracle has provided new details to support its accusation that Amazon secretly negotiated a job offer with a then-Department of Defense official who helped shape the procurement process for a massive federal contract for which Amazon was a key bidder. | Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are now the two finalists to win the highly contested $10 billion contract for what is known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI. The deal, one of the largest federal contracts in U.S. history, would pay one company to provide cloud computing services in support of Defense D…
theintercept.com/2019/06/03/amazon-defense-department-jedi-contract/

Europe in Irreversible Decay, EU Elections Are Proof of It!
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Europe, an "old" colonialist continent, is decaying, and in some places even collapsing. It senses how bad things are going. But it never thinks that it is its own fault. | North America is decaying as well, but there, people are …
globalresearch.ca/europe-irreversible-decay-eu-elections-proof/5679418

Court Docs: Monsanto Paid Chemical Industry Front Group to Claim Cancer-Causing Weedkiller 'Safe' and Attack Its Critics
Bill Walker | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Monsanto paid a shadowy chemical industry front group to help push back against the mounting scientific evidence that the company's signature Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, court documents reveal. | "If a company like [Monsanto] won't support us, then who will?" the | …
globalresearch.ca/court-docs-monsanto-paid-chemical-industry-front-group-claim-cancer-causing-weedkiller-safe-attack-its-critics/5679404

The Pentagon's "Indo-Pacific Strategy Report" Is All About Containing China
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Shanahan summarized the main points of the Pentagon's newly released "Indo-Pacific Strategy Report" during the Shangri-La Dialogue forum in Singapore over the weekend, but the document itself contains many other important details that he failed to …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-indo-pacific-strategy-report-all-about-containing-china/5679332

Clean Hands, Dirty Hands… No Hands!
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Seven years ago Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick wrote a book (and Stone followed with a 10 part series on The Showtime Channel) The Untold History of the United States. This is a 'must read' or 'should view' for anyone …
globalresearch.ca/clean-hands-dirty-hands-no-hands/5679423

Cults of Impeachment: The Mueller Report, Trump and Wedging the Democrats
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
It is a giddy intoxicant, and making all who partake fall over in puddling nonsense. The Mueller Report is not turning out to be the cleansing agent any of its readers were hoping for. Originally encouraged to identify the cause …
globalresearch.ca/mueller-report-trump-wedging-democrats/5679350

Cults of Impeachment: The Mueller Report, Trump and Wedging the Democrats
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
It is a giddy intoxicant, and making all who partake fall over in puddling nonsense. The Mueller Report is not turning out to be the cleansing agent any of its readers were hoping for. Originally encouraged to identify the cause …
globalresearch.ca/mueller-report-trump-wedging-democrats/5679350

Clean Hands, Dirty Hands… No Hands!
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Seven years ago Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick wrote a book (and Stone followed with a 10 part series on The Showtime Channel) The Untold History of the United States. This is a 'must read' or 'should view' for anyone …
globalresearch.ca/clean-hands-dirty-hands-no-hands/5679423

Making Prayer Safer: 94% of Homeland Security (DHS) Grants to Enhance Security Goes to Jewish Groups
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
There is an unfortunate tendency in the United States to throw money at a problem, particularly when the problem is related to powerful constituencies. The recent attacks on synagogues, churches, and mosques have included two attacks on synagogues in Pittsburgh…
globalresearch.ca/94-dhs-grants-enhance-security-goes-jewish-groups/5679390

Does Modi's Re-Election Threaten India's Muslims? Religion is Poisoning Indian Politics
Azaz Zaman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
India's general elections were the most wide-ranging and possibly most expensive election campaign in the nation's history. More than 2,000 parties and over 8,000 candidates contested 543 seats in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament, and some 900 …
globalresearch.ca/does-modis-re-election-threaten-indias-muslims-religion-is-poisoning-indian-politics/5679341

"The Judaization of Jerusalem": ‚ÄäHow it Works
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
The Judaization of Jerusalem. It used to work under cover of darkness, at least in the mainstream media, but now it's out in the open with official recognition of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem from the United States. | Israel implements its …
globalresearch.ca/judaization-al-quds-jerusalem%e2%80%8a/5679330

"The Judaization of Jerusalem": ‚ÄäHow it Works
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
The Judaization of Jerusalem. It used to work under cover of darkness, at least in the mainstream media, but now it's out in the open with official recognition of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem from the United States. | Israel implements its …
globalresearch.ca/judaization-al-quds-jerusalem%e2%80%8a/5679330

Europe in Irreversible Decay, EU Elections Are Proof of It!
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-03
Europe, an "old" colonialist continent, is decaying, and in some places even collapsing. It senses how bad things are going. But it never thinks that it is its own fault. | North America is decaying as well, but there, people are …
globalresearch.ca/europe-irreversible-decay-eu-elections-proof/5679418

Media: Zombie Sightings, Like Unicorns, Are a Frequent Occurrence in North Korea
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-03
The State Department may want to worry less about North Korea's nuclear production and more about its apparent advanced necromancy program, because Kim Hyok-chol is far from the only person executed in the country still walking around and conducting business as usual.
mintpressnews.com/media-zombie-sightings-like-unicorns-are-a-frequent-occurrence-in-north-korea/258968/

South Korean shipbuilding workers oppose massive job cuts
wsws.org | 2019-06-03
The Korean Metal Workers Union has deliberately limited industrial action and isolated the shipyard workers to prevent a broader struggle against capitalist exploitation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06…

Death Toll Climbs to 9 in Sudan After Security Forces Attack
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-03
The death toll in Khartoum has climbed to nine dead after the Sudanese security forces stormed a protest camp inside the country's capital city. | RELATED: | Sudanese Security Forces Open Fire on Protesters in Khartoum | In footage broadcasted by Al-Jazeera TV, a large number of people could be seen fleeing through the streets of Khartoum after the Sudanese security forces opened fire on the crowd. This chaotic scene has sparked the deadliest day since the long-time Sudanese Pre…
telesurenglish.net/news/Death-Toll-Climbs-to-9-in-Sudan-After-Security-Forces-Attack-20190603-0004.html

Sudanese Security Forces Open Fire on Protesters in Khartoum
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-03
The Sudanese security forces have begun to use force to crack down on the long-running sit-in protests outside of the army's headquarters in the capital city of Khartoum, protesters told the BBC. | RELATED: | Sudan Must Cede to Civilian-Led Transitional Authority: UN | According to the BBC, the Sudanese security forces opened fire on the protesters, killing at least one person and wounding several others. | "Now an attempt is taking place to disperse the sit-in," said a short state…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sudanese-Security-Forces-Open-Fire-on-Protesters-in-Khartoum-20190603-0002.html

New government powers are 'a serious abuse of civil liberties', according to rights groups
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-06-03
A frightening new law is now in force in the UK. It literally criminalises people simply for travelling to a specific area on the planet. And rights groups have called it "a serious abuse of civil liberties". | A presumption of guilt: | The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 (CTS) passed in February. It…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/06/03/new-government-powers-are-a-serious-abuse-of-civil-liberties-according-to-rights-groups/

Beyond Nuclear Appeals Against Proposed National High-Level Radioactive Waste Dump Targeted at New Mexico
commondreams.org | 2019-06-03
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/06/03/beyond-nuclear-appeals-against-proposed-national-high-level-radioactive-waste?cd-origin=rss

Netanyahu is Gambling on New Elections to Stay in Power
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-03
JERUSALEM — For the first time in the history of the state of Israel, the head of the party that won the largest number of seats has failed to form a coalition government. Rather than allowing the head of the party that came in second to attempt to form a government, the Knesset voted to hold re-elections only six weeks after Israelis first cast their ballots. | Could this be the end the political career of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? It seems that this is indeed what the heads of several political parties here are determined to achieve. Not unlike hyenas who see a broken down and weak lion a…
mintpressnews.com/netanyahu-is-gambling-on-new-elections-to-stay-in-power/258931/

Day of Bad Memory
Wim Laven | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-03
The frustration I experience with dishonest politics reached a peak with Memorial Day this year. I saw protest signs and memes to the effect of: "Some gave all. All gave something. Trump gave nothing." While it perfectly captured my frustration, it was oversimplified and failed to articulate the real failures. Donald Trump, who dodged the…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/03/day-of-bad-memory/

Politicizing a Woman's Body
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-03
White men rule! That's the uber-message quietly emerging from the new anti-abortion laws recently passed in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio and Missouri, no matter that the public remains predominantly supportive of safe, legal abortions. That doesn't matter, see. The fact that the Republican Party controls the legislatures in so many states where it lacks majority status,…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/03/politicizing-a-womans-body/

"Spying": Comey Doth Protest Too Much
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-03
"We didn't 'spy' on anyone's campaign," writes former FBI director James Comey in a recent Washington Post op-ed. "We asked a federal judge for permission to surveil" former Donald Trump campaign adviser Carter Page," but that's not "spying." Before that (unmentioned in the op-ed), we infiltrated an informant into the campaign to gather information on…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/03/spying-comey-doth-protest-too-much/

Fantasy and Fatality in the Facebook Era A Lamentation for My Father
Kristine Mattis | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-03
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. –James Baldwin Seven weeks ago, my father died — abruptly, unexpectedly, and prematurely. I say that as a simple matter of fact because despite my utter heartbreak, no amount of euphemisms or platitudes will change the reality of…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/03/fantasy-and-fatality-in-the-facebook-era-a-lamentation-for-my-father/

China's Rare Earth Trade Card
Tom Clifford | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-03
Beijing. The United States sees the trade dispute it has with China as one of many. It's been down this road before, with Japan, Canada, Mexico and the European Union. China views it differently. In Beijing the trade issue is seen as a threat to its further development and a possible cause of instability. The…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/03/chinas-rare-earth-trade-card/

Mueller Talks and the Tyrant Walks
Jack Rasmus | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-03
Special counsel Mueller went before the cameras and in nine minutes essentially said his report was all he had to say and he wouldn't go before Congress, even if subpoenaed, to say anything else. Mueller summarized his recent report in the nine minutes. Here's what he concluded were its main points: First, there was insufficient…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/03/mueller-talks-and-the-tyrant-walks/

American History and the 2020 Election
Richard D. Wolff | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-03
Whatever distractions candidates promote to win voters, some underlying issues will wield their influence on 2020 election outcomes in any case. The biggest of these are the historically accumulated anger and betrayal felt by millions of working class Americans. Since the 1970s, their relative position within income and wealth distributions has declined. Real wages stagnated…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/03/american-history-and-the-2020-election/

Mexican workers on both sides of border pay the cost of immigration crackdown
Fernando Herrera Calderón | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-03
The crackdown on immigration at the southern border and the increase in deportations are taking a toll on Mexican workers in the United States and Mexico. While strict immigration policy is not a new phenomenon, Trump's hardline anti-immigration policies and incendiary rhetoric exacerbate the situation. With support from the conservative media, Trump has framed immigration …
peoplesworld.org/article/mexican-workers-on-both-sides-of-border-pay-the-cost-of-immigration-crackdown/

Mexican President Obrador urges friendship & dialogue with US under looming tariff threat
rt.com | 2019-06-03
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been sending an optimistic vibe about upcoming talks in Washington to resolve issues related to immigration, just days after a rhetorical brawl with the US president. | …
rt.com/usa/460986-obrador-urges-friendship-tariff-threat/

Cuba's Migrants in the US Address Violent Washington Policies
plenglish.com | 2019-06-03
Washington, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Members of Marti Alliance reportedly analyzed on Monday the US aggressive policies against Cuba and Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Bolivia Strengthens Comprehensive Fight against Violence
plenglish.com | 2019-06-03
La Paz, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is currently strengthening the comprehensive fight against violence towards children, adolescents and women through a new criminal procedural abbreviation law and protection measures for these people, said State Attorney General Juan Lanchipa.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn…

Sudan: UN chief deplores excessive force used against pro-democracy protesters, calls on military and civilian leaders to 'stay the course' in negotiations
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-03
Security forces in Sudan fired on pro-democracy protesters in the capital Khartoum on Monday, leaving a number of dead and many more injured, prompting the United Nations chief's condemnation and an appeal for "peaceful dialogue" to resume.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1039701

Pardoning War Criminals Sends a Disturbing Message, Says Iraq Veteran
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-03
President Trump is considering pardoning American military members convicted of war crimes. One of the requests for a pardon is reportedly for Navy SEALs Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who is facing charges of shooting unarmed civilians and killing a wounded captive teenage fighter by stabbing him with a knife and then staging a re-enlistment ceremony over the dead teen's body. On Thursday, a military judge in San Diego ordered Gallagher free from custody, citing prosecutorial misconduct in his murder trial for war crimes. The court has yet to rule on whether to remove prosecutors or to throw out t…
truthout.org/video/pardoning-war-criminals-sends-a-disturbing-message-says-iraq-veteran/