2019-06-10: Social Media Postees

Original Sin and the War on Liberation Theology — RAI with Matthew Fox (4/8)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-11
Former priest Fox talks about questioning the concept of original sin, the assassination of John Paul I, John Paul II reviving the Inquisition led by Cardinal Ratzinger, and the concept that there is no love without justice — Matthew Fox on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay…

Sudan: Chaos Unleashed. Color Revolution
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
The ongoing events in Sudan are a perfect example of the uncontrollable chaos that can be unleashed in society following a Color Revolution, with it now becoming almost impossible to predict how the latest crisis will be resolved, if ever….

General strike brings Sudan to standstill
Combined Sources | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-10
KHARTOUM, Sudan–Shops were closed and streets were empty across Sudan on Sunday, the first day of a general strike called for the start of the workweek by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council. Sudan has been rocked by political instability since protests started last November over the tripling of bread prices. …

General strike against military regime brings Sudan to a standstill
wsws.org | 2019-06-10
Photos and video posted on social media showed empty streets and shuttered markets across the country.

Trump's Justice Department Preparing "Additional Indictment" Against Assange. Currently Facing 18 Spurious Charges
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
According to editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks Kristinn Hrafnsson: "[The Trump administration] is so desperate to build its case against WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange that it is using a diagnosed sociopath, a convicted conman and sex criminal, who was exposed by …

Australian workers and youth defend Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning
wsws.org | 2019-06-10
"Assange is a genius and a hero and if it wasn't for him, people around the world would not know about government war crimes and other illegal things that they have been doing."

'Battle-Proven:' Weapons Expo Shows One Way Israel Profits from Occupation
Megan Giovannetti | progressive.org | 2019-06-10
Hundreds of arms and cybersecurity companies showcase their state-of-the-art weaponry–often tested in Gaza or the West Bank–to war industry dealers from all over the world.

How corporate forces are lobbying for a coup in Venezuela
Thomas Hedges | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-10
A video report on the forces behind the Venezuelan regime change lobby in Washington, DC and the campaign of disinformation…

Stern Words From Iran: U.S. Cannot 'Expect to Stay Safe'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-10
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's foreign minister warned the U.S. on Monday that it "cannot expect to stay safe" after launching what he described as an economic war against Tehran, taking a hard-line stance amid a visit by Germany's top diplomat seeking to defuse tensions. | A stern-faced Mohammad Javad Zarif offered a series of threats over the ongoing tensions gripping the Persian Gulf. The crisis takes root in President Donald Trump's decision over a year ago to withdraw America from Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Trump also reinstated t…

This Is How War With Iran Is Manufactured
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-06-10
Withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal was a top campaign priority for President Trump, one he accomplished in 2018. In a May 8 speech from the White House, he said the agreement was "a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made." In other instances, he claimed that the agreement increased Iran's military budget, once in a tweet CNN c…

While the World Watches Trump, It's Missing What's Really Going On
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10
Our leaders know how to bang the war drums and, by and large, we go along with them. The US threatens Iran with war — so will Iran close the Strait of Hormuz and attack American warships in the Gulf? Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rockets fall on Golan — so does an Arab-Israeli conflict…

Prominent Anti-Iran 'Writer' Not Real Person, Mouthpiece of MEK
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
The pro-West Iranian opposition group Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) is using a fake profile to push for their anti-Iran agenda according to a report. | RELATED: | Spain's Far-right Vox Received Almost $1M from 'Marxist-Islamist' Iranian Exiles: Report | The organization is managing the social media profile of Hes…

Workers World Party solidarity with Palestine on Al Quds Day
Workers World staff | workers.org | 2019-06-10
New York City, May 31. Hundreds rallied in New York City's Times Square May 31 to mark International Day of Al-Quds, Arabic for Jerusalem. Launched in 1979 as one of the first official acts of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Quds Day is held internationally on the last Friday of . . . | Continue reading Workers World Party solidarity with Palestine on Al Quds Day at Workers.org…

Guatemala's Elections: Big Challenges Await Next President
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
Guatemala will hold a presidential election next Sunday while the country is facing many difficulties including widespread corruption and an unpopular president have set the stag for an election characterized by a huge number of mostly unknown presidential candidates. | RELATED: | Mexico May Send Troops to Guatemalan Border to Avoid US Tariffs | With around 18 presidential aspirants participating in the race, many Guatemalans are undecided, and a lot of them do not know the p…

Colombia: 3 Indigenous Social Leaders Murdered
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
Three Indigenous leaders from Colombia's Awa community were killed in different sectors of the municipalities of Barbacoas and Tumaco over the past week. | RELATED: | Protect Ex-Farc Members or Risk Losing Peace: UN Tells Colombia | The leaders were receiving threats via WhatsApp while commemorating the 29th anniversary of the creation of the Indigenous…

Quebec Movement for Peace disrupts a Speech by Irwin Cotler on "Canada as a Human Rights Leader"
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-10
Last week members of Quebec Movement for Peace disrupted a speech by Irwin Cotler on "Canada as a Human Rights leader" (at the last-minute 'deputy' foreign minister, Rob Oliphant, canceled his participation). With "Free Palestine" signs in hand, filmmaker Malcolm Guy and I took the stage to denounce Cotler's anti-Palestinian positions and support for intervention …

Two Soldiers Killed in Ambush in Northeastern Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
A military patrol in northeastern Colombia came under attack on Sunday, resulting in the death of at least two soldiers in the Arauca region. | RELATED: | Venezuela Reopens Border After 'Humanitarian Aid' Failure | According to the Colombian military, the attack took place on one of their army patrols that was moving through the village of Zaparav in the Tame municipality. | The soldiers were reportedly killed when several explosive devices were detonated as the Colombian military co…

Dossier 17: Venezuela and hybrid wars in Latin America
The Tricontinental | mronline.org | 2019-06-10
Dossier no. 17 reflects on the hybrid war unleashed against Venezuela. We document the repertoire of tactics, but also the motives behind them. We are interested not only in the recent attack on Venezuela, but in the similarities between this attack and others in Latin America over the past decades. | Source…

Venezuela Partially Reopens Colombia Border, Closes Canadian Consulates
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-10
The move comes as a riot over fuel shortages in Merida leaves one dead.

FAA's Boeing-biased Officials: Recuse Yourselves or Resign
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10
The Boeing-driven FAA is rushing to unground the notorious prone-to-stall Boeing 737 MAX (that killed 346 innocents in two crashes) before several official investigations are completed. Troubling revelations might keep these planes grounded worldwide. The FAA has a clearly established pro-Boeing bias and will likely allow Boeing to unground the 737 MAX. We must demand…

FAA's Boeing-biased Officials: Recuse Yourselves or Resign
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10
The Boeing-driven FAA is rushing to unground the notorious prone-to-stall Boeing 737 MAX (that killed 346 innocents in two crashes) before several official investigations are completed. Troubling revelations might keep these planes grounded worldwide. The FAA has a clearly established pro-Boeing bias and will likely allow Boeing to unground the 737 MAX. We must demand…

We Need to Beat Our Own Swords Into Plowshares and Honor the Kent State Martyrs, the Wounded, and Their Families
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10
Following the May 4, 1970 massacre of students at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio by members of the Ohio National Guard, colleges and universities across the U.S. were in an uproar that ended in the closing of hundreds of campuses for the academic year and the outrage of millions of students and others across…

'"Are You Illegal?" I Will Never Forget Those Words.'
John Washington | thenation.com | 2019-06-10
'"Are You Illegal?" I Will Never Forget Those Words.'…

Mexico Denies Trump's Claim of Secret Concessions in Deal
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-10
STERLING, Va. — Three days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a deal with Mexico to stem the flow of migrants at the southern border, the two countries appear unable to agree on exactly what's in it. | Stung by criticism that the agreement mostly ramps up border protection efforts already underway, Trump on Monday hinted at other, secret agreements he says will soon be revealed. | "We have fully signed and documented another very important part of the Immigration and Security deal with Mexico, one that the U.S. has been asking about getting for many years," Trump wrote Monday, saying it would "be r…

US: 24 Migrants Have Died in ICE Custody Under Trump
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
A total of 24 migrants have died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody according to an NBC News analysis of federal data. | RELATED: Mexico Confirms 6,000-Troop Deployment to Guatemalan Border, Arrests Migrant Advocates | The findings are based on a report released this week by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security which found "egregious viola…

Tariff Temper Tantrum: Trump "Created a Fake Crisis & Has Announced a Fake Solution" with Mexico
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-10
Facing an escalating showdown with Mexico and an insurrection from his own party, President Trump said Friday the United States had reached a deal with Mexico to avert a 5% tariff on all imported Mexican goods that was due to take effect today and increase to 25% by October. Trump's announcement came after three days of Mexico-U.S. negotiations in Washington. Officials said it was based around Mexico's commitment to deploy National Guard forces throughout the country, in particular to its southern border, in order to stem the flow of northbound migrants headed toward the US. Under the deal, they said Mexico also…

"The Great Insect Dying" in Europe and North America, Numerous Insect Species in Decline, Confirmed by Entomologists
Jeremy Hance | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
In recent months a debate over whether a global insect apocalypse is underway has raged in the mainstream media and among researchers. To assess the range of scientific opinion, Mongabay interviewed 24 entomologists and other scientists working on six continents, …

Sign the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
"Telecommunications companies worldwide, with the support of governments, are poised within the next two years to roll out the fifth-generation wireless network (5G). This is set to deliver what is acknowledged to be unprecedented societal change on a global scale. …

European Customers Are "Abandoning" UK Firms as Manufacturing Figures Sink
Jack Peat | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
Signs that European customers are "abandoning" UK firms are starting to show after British manufacturing recorded the steepest downturn in almost three years. | Following an early Brexit stockpiling boom at the start of the year May figures dipped significantly for …

Germany's Historical Campaign: "No to Military Bases and Wars". "NATO Out — Out of NATO"
Anneliese Fikentscher | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
The 3rd International Conference "No to Military Bases & Wars" (1) takes place in a country where the legal situation allows to eliminate all military facilities of USA and NATO, namely by terminating the "Convention on the Presence of Foreign …

The US-Mexican Deal Advances "Fortress America", Softens China's "Counter-Sanctions"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
The deal that Trump struck with Mexico late last week in order to prevent the imposition of 5-25% tariffs on all of its exports to the US marketplace simultaneously advances his vision of "Fortress America" and softens the blow of …

Prime Minister of Poland Signs Global Appeal to Stop 5G Telecommunications Transmission
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
In what is surely an unprecedented and groundbreaking action, the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, has personally backed an International Appeal to stop the controversial roll-out of 5G electro magnetic microwave telecommunication transmissions. | 5G, a new millimetre band …

The Downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17: Mahathir Opens a "Ukraine Political Pandora's Box"
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad sent shock waves in a public speech where he dismissed a Dutch "official" report blaming Russia for the downing of Malaysia Air Flight 17 in July, 2014, weeks after a CIA-led coup toppled the elected …

Tens of Thousands of 5G Telecommunications Satellites. Escalating Tensions in a Contested and Congested Space Environment
Claire Edwards | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 enshrined the principle of outer space being preserved as a common heritage of humankind,1 yet " lacks any provisions that would regulate the methods of the settlement of eventual disputes, which usually appear …

Haiti, the Silent Chaos!
Joà´l Léon | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
Introductory Note on Somalia. Its Relevance to Haiti | One year of the war between Somalia and Ethiopia (1977-78) was enough to destroy an entire country and spread instability across the region. | After the 1991 coup that toppled general Mohamed Siad …

Has Serbia Lost Kosovo? Why President Hashim Thaàßi Needs Another Conflict with Serbia
Rostislav Ishchenko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
On May 27th the president of Serbia Aleksandr Vucic urged to face the truth and to recognize that Serbia lost Kosovo. On May 28th units of the Kosovar police intruded into Serb districts in the north of Kosovo and arrested …

Prime Minister of Poland Signs Global Appeal to Stop 5G Telecommunications Transmission? Unconfirmed
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
Global Research Editor's Note | The records of the Stop 5G Global Appeal indicate that Poland's Kancelaria Prezesa Rady Ministrow (Chancellery of the Council of Ministers), which is chaired by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has endorsed the appeal under the Category …

Neoliberal Economics and Workers Rights in Ontario: One Million More Reasons to Mobilize Against Ford
Prof. Jeff Noonan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
The public sector "salary restraint" legislation expected by public sector union leaders was formally introduced on June 5th ( Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019). I will get to the criticism in a moment. First, …

What "Everyone Knows" About D-Day
Prof Susan Babbitt | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
Four days of coverage of D-Day on CBC radio and no one explains "free world". After seventy-five years, everyone knows what it is. | Evolutionary biologist Steven Jay Gould said nothing is as dangerous as what "everyone knows" but no one …

Somebody's Watching You: The Surveillance of Self-Driving Cars
Luis F. Alvarez León | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
Picture the future, where driving is a thing of the past. You can hop in your car or one from a ride-share, buckle up and tell the car where you want to go. During your ride, you can check your | …

This Outlaw Power: America's Intent is to Dominate China, Russia and the World
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
On June 4th the Chinese government issued a travel alert for Chinese tourists thinking of visiting the United States, a day after it issued a similar advisory to Chinese students thinking of studying in the US over concerns for their …

The Danger of Armed Drones: Targeted Killings
Drone Wars UK | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
The use of armed drones is presented as a 'risk-free' solution to security problems. Through using remotely-controlled aircraft to take out bad guys far away from our shores, we are told, we are keeping the public as well as our …

Germany's Historic Campaign: "No to Military Bases and Wars". "NATO Out — Out of NATO"
Anneliese Fikentscher | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
The 3rd International Conference "No to Military Bases & Wars" (1) takes place in a country where the legal situation allows to eliminate all military facilities of USA and NATO, namely by terminating the "Convention on the Presence of Foreign …

The Most Crucial Pipeline of the Middle East?
Vanand Meliksetian | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
Contemporary Middle Eastern history is strongly influenced by energy politics. Besides providing revenue for the state's coffers, oil is also a potent geopolitical tool in the hands of resource-rich countries. Recently, officials from Lebanon, Syria and Iraq have engaged …

Homelessness and The Los Angeles "Disease Renaissance": Typhoid and Typhus Make a Comeback
Sarah Cowgill | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
A parable for US times. So busy with bombs, wars, sanctions, walls, that humans are relegated to the 15th century. — Felicity Arbuthnot | Despite hundreds of millions of dollars flowing through Los Angeles to stem the rising tide of homelessness…

Helicopter Crashes onto Roof of New York Building, Killing One
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
At least one person was killed when a helicopter crashed onto the roof of a building in Midtown Manhattan on Monday, emergency officials said. | The crash occurred shortly before 2 p.m. in rain and fog. Dozens of emergency vehicles swarmed the busy area around Seventh Avenue between 51st and 52nd streets, a few blocks north of Times Square. | The city fire department said on Twitter around 2: 40 p.m. that one unidentified person was killed. Media reports said the person killed was the helicopter pilot. | Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was at the scene soon after the crash, told reporters that it appeared a helico…

One killed after helicopter crash-lands on roof of building in Manhattan (PHOTO, VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-06-10
One person has died after a helicopter crash-landed onto the roof of a midtown Manhattan building and caught fire, New York Fire Department officials have confirmed. | …

Helicopter Crashes on Roof of NYC Skyscraper; Pilot Killed
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-10
NEW YORK — A helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a rain-shrouded midtown Manhattan skyscraper Monday, killing the pilot and briefly triggering memories of 9/11, though it appeared to be an accident. | The crash near Times Square and Trump Tower shook the 750-foot (229-meter) AXA Equitable building, sparked a fire on the roof and forced office workers to flee on elevators and down stairs, witnesses and officials said. | The pilot was believed to be the only one aboard, and there were no other reports of injuries, authorities said. | It was not immediately clear what caused the crash, or why the Agusta A10…

Despicable Killings of Civilians in Mali Must Be Investigated
commondreams.org | 2019-06-10

'Unlawful Killings': Nearly 100 Dead in Attack on Mali Village
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-10
"The authorities should immediately investigate these unlawful killings and bring those responsible to justice." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Stand Up America Ramps Up Pressure on House Democrats to Start Impeachment Inquiry Based On Mueller Report Evidence
commondreams.org | 2019-06-10

Justice Department Agrees to Release Key Mueller Evidence to Congress
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-10
As a result, Rep. Jerrold Nadler says the House Judiciary Committee won't vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in criminal contempt, for now.

Union sabotaging South Korean shipbuilding workers' strike
wsws.org | 2019-06-10
The Korean Metal Workers Union is incapable of defending workers whose positions are being slashed as part of a global assault on jobs.

North Korea Law of Journalism Strikes Again as Envoy Rises From Dead
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2019-06-10
When it comes to North Korea, stories are often too bad to be true. | The country has been in the news of late, as ongoing negotiations between the Trump and Kim Jong-un administrations appear to have soured. The chief casualty of this diplomatic failure, the New York Times ( 5/31/19) breathlessly reported, was Kim Jong-un's negotiating team, with the vice chair of the North Korean Workers' Party, Kim Yong-chol, being sent to a forced labor camp in "the latest example of how a senior North Korean official's pol…

Union sabotaging South Korean shipbuilding workers' strike
wsws.org | 2019-06-10
The Korean Metal Workers Union is incapable of defending workers whose positions are being slashed as part of a global assault on jobs.

Trump's Mexico Tariff Deal Is Fake News. Mexico Has Been Enforcing U.S. Immigration Policy For Years
Julio Ricardo Varela | commondreams.org | 2019-06-10
President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 28, 2019. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm / AFP – Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

ICE Shackles Terminally Ill Patients, Uses Therapy Sessions Against Children During Immigration Hearings
Kevin Gosztola | shadowproof.com | 2019-06-10
When a man in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who had metastatic cancer, was brought to a hospital in Houston, a doctor was not able to conduct a proper examination. ICE would not let the doctor remove restraints that ran across his body, and he died after a…

Trump Threatens to Reimpose Tariffs Against Mexico
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
U.S. President Donald Trump has once again threatened to impose tariffs against Mexico, saying that Washington has already signed a portion of the planned immigration and security pact with the country and warning that his administration would follow through with its threat if the deal was not ratified by Mexican lawmakers. | RELATED: | Trump Keeps Threatening Mexico with Higher Tariffs Despite Deal | "We have fully signed and documented another very important part of the Imm…

US signed 'another very important part' of immigration deal with Mexico — Trump
rt.com | 2019-06-10
US President Donald Trump has announced signing an "important" part of an agreement on immigration with Mexico. The news comes a week into the neighbors' row over tariffs and border security. | …

Victims of Afghanistan War Crimes Appeal ICC Decision Not to Prosecute
commondreams.org | 2019-06-10

Bolivia's New Hydroelectric Plant Creates Surplus of Power
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
Bolivian President Evo Morales attended a ceremony on Sunday for the opening of a hydroelectric power plant in the South American country's central region. | RELATED: | Bolivia's State-owned Company To Pen Deal With Russia's Acron | According to Prensa Latina, the San Jose II hydroelectric plant was built in the Colomi municipality, which is located inside the large city of Cochabamba in central Bolivia. | The new hydroelectric power plant will contribute 69 megawatts to the Nat…

US Will Try To Stop Corbyn From Being Elected PM: Pompeo
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
In the most recent showcase of United States (U.S.) meddling in foreign governments, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged, in a leaked conversation with British Jewish leaders, that his country will "push-back" against Labour's party leader Jeremy Corbyn's bid to get elected as Prime Minister. | RELATED: | Corbyn Accuses Trump of 'Interfering' in Britain's Race for PM | "It could be that Mr. Corbyn manages to run the gauntlet and get elected," Pompeo is heard saying. "It's possi…

They cannot stop us. We will live and triumph
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-06-10
Yesterday the U.S. Treasury Department added to sanctions announced April 17, and the activation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, the prohibition of "people to people" cultural and educational trips, plus others related to travel and transportation services, remittances, banking, commerce, and telecommunications | Source…

'Truth Will Prevail,' Says Lula, After Leaked Documents Suggest He Was Imprisoned to Prevent Victory in Brazil's Presidential Election
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-10
"There is no question the procedures against former President Lula are tainted by extremely serious issues when it comes to violations of fundamental guarantees and denial of one's rights." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Lula Is a Political Prisoner: Brazil Workers' Party
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
Brazilian Workers' Party (PT) reacted Monday to reports published by news website The Intercept saying that they evidence the judicial persecution of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. | RELATED: | Politics, Lack of Evidence Behind Lula Trial: Intercept Expose | "Contrary to what they affirm today in a bid to downplay their illegal moves, (Judge Sergio) Moro and the prosecutors of the Car Wash commission are transcending all the limits of legality and the limits of the r…

Citing Slaughter in Yemen, Senators Launch New Effort to Block Trump From Selling More US-Made Weapons to Saudis
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-10
A bipartisan pair of senators announced late Sunday their plan to introduce a privileged resolution Monday in hopes of using congressional oversight to block U.S. arms sales and other "security" assistance to Saudi Arabia—which, along with the United Arab Emirates, is leading the coalition waging war on Yemen. | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Mass protests erupt in Hong Kong
wsws.org | 2019-06-10
The fight for democratic rights in Hong Kong will go forward only to the extent that it turns to and champions the struggles of the Chinese workers for their democratic and social rights.

Denouncing US Bullying of ICC, Rights Groups Demand Afghan War Crimes Victims Get Their Day in Court
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-10
Appeal filed against International Criminal Court's rejection of war crimes probe | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…

Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Identify 130th Missing Grandchild
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
Argentine organization Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo announced Monday it has found the 130th missing grandchild whose identity was stolen during the country's last military dictatorship (1976-1983). | RELATED: | Argentine Court Begins Joint Process of 322 'Dirty War' Cases | "We happily announce a new restitution of identity," said the organization on its website. | Although the identity of the new grandchild has not been revealed yet, the human rights group said "the individual…

Trump Has a Soft Spot for American War Criminals
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-10
The president's desire to pardon U.S. soldiers and a military contractor accused of crimes in the never-ending war on terror is troubling, at best.

Academy Award Winner Barry Jenkins Announced As Director of Fox Searchlight Film About Alvin Ailey
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-10
Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins will direct film about trailblazing theatre personality Alvin Ailey… | Fox Searchlight has recently announced that Academy Award winning director Barry Jenkins will direct its untitled film based on the life and work of Alvin Ailey. | "Judith Jamison and I are thrilled that Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins will be directing Fox Searchlight's major motion picture on Alvin Ailey, an American trailblazer who broke down barriers and opened doors for others," said Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle. "It's also very meaningful that Barry — som…

Warring Against Sources: the Australian National Security State, Journalism and the Public Interest
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10
"What's gone on this morning sends clear and dangerous signals to journalists and newsrooms across Australia. This will chill public interest reporting." — News Corp Australia spokesperson, The West Australian, June 4, 2019 These are dark times for journalists and publishers. It did not seem coincidental that Annika Smethurst, a News Corp journalist and political…

Daytime TV just got brutal for Esther McVey and Jeremy Hunt
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-06-10
As the first proper week of the Conservative Party leadership contest kicked off, things didn't go so well for Esther McVey and Jeremy Hunt. Both got well and truly owned live on daytime TV. | Awkward: | Following Theresa May's formal resignation on 7 June, the week kicked off with leadership hopefuls doing the round…

Killing Us Cruelly With Their Greed
Elizabeth Keyes | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10
Killing Us Cruelly With Their Greed (Parody of "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel) We knew they racked up mass wrongs. We knew their evil guile. And so we came to hate them. Cold-blooded like reptiles. These are savage monsters. The stranglers of our dreams. Numb to the pain…

Why Republicans Should Sack the President
Walter Clemens | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10
Dear Republicans: As one who voted for Eisenhower in 1956 and Nixon in 1972 and endorsed many policies of George H. W. Bush, I write to you in sorrow as well as alarm. You owe it to the Republican Party, the American people, and–indeed–all humanity, to help remove Donald Trump from the presidency without delay.

Americans' Extinction Denial Syndrome
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10
Most of Europe has banned Roundup because of both a determination that is carcinogenic and because its widespread use has been linked to the decimation of the world's bees, essential for the pollination of some 90 percent of all plants and of 30 percent of food crops, and Monsanto/Bayer has so far lost three major lawsuits levying a total of over $2.4 billion in punitive damages against the company for cancers found caused by their glyphosate herbicide. Yet despite all this, the American public wants its pristine green lawns, unblemished by dandelions and other transgressors like violets, buttercups and wild stra…

Creative + Strategic = Effective Movements for Change
Rivera Sun | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10
Posit: You and some friends want your town to change a public policy and the city government is ignoring you, so you decide to make some fuss to try to initiate a shift in policy. If you want to make change, think outside the protest box. It's easy to get hung up on demonstrations. We've…

If the University of Alabama Doesn't Need Hugh Culverhouse, Jr.'s Money, it Doesn't Need Yours
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10
Last year, Florida attorney and philanthropist Hugh Culverhouse, Jr. donated $26.5 million to the University of Alabama. The university, grateful for its largest private contribution ever, reciprocated by naming its law school after him. Hugh and UA, sittin' in a tree … On June 7, the UA's board of trustees voted to return his donation…

Haiti: the Overpass to Nowhere
Jake Johnston | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10
In August 2015, President Michel Martelly inaugurated the Delmas viaduct, a four-lane overpass designed to ease the capital's grid-locked streets. "This viaduct proves once again that together we can achieve great and beautiful things," Martelly told the large crowd that had assembled.

The Permafrost Nightmare Turns (More) Real
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10
Permafrost covers 25% of the Northern Hemisphere. It is the world's largest icebox, and its landmass is 4.5xs larger than Antarctica, 6.5xs larger than the United States. It is stuffed full of carbon locked in frozen ground accumulated over eons, which, by way of contrast, makes coal power plant emissions look bush-league. Most notably, permafrost…

How Urban Planners Promote Gentrification
Nick Licata | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10
Urban planners are either praised or criticized for designing our cities. Planner Samuel Stein's Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State, falls in the second camp, accusing planners of being unwitting advocates for capitalism. Even though planners see themselves as protectors of the common good, Stein says they hurt most people by…

Killing Us Cruelly With Their Greed
Elizabeth Keyes | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10
Killing Us Cruelly With Their Greed (Parody of "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel) We knew they racked up mass wrongs. We knew their evil guile. And so we came to hate them. Cold-blooded like reptiles. These are savage monsters. The stranglers of our dreams. Numb to the pain…

A Brief History of Hemp in the US
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10

YouTube Continues to Selectively Enforce Its Terms of Service
Justin Anderson | fair.org | 2019-06-10
by Justin Anderson | Another day, another internal debate at YouTube about whether it will enforce its own content policies. And yet again, YouTube's decision seems to solidify that the video platform will continue to be a welcoming home for channels that promote hate speech and harassment, and serve as a conduit for laundering far-right ideology–as long as those channels continue to make YouTube money. | Carlos Maza, host of the Vox online video show Strikethrough, published a tweet thread on June 4 detailing the online harassment he has…

Trump core exposed: Lies & insults 'tell it like it is'
Robert S. Becker | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-10
Bluster boomerang on display: | Tabulating how little Trump has done for his voters' economic misery is not enough. Failure and hypocrisy don't speak for themselves when cult denial reigns: job-sucking outsourcing continues (especially in backwaters), domestic factory growth sags, better paying jobs are coastal and/or in tech, tax reform is a joke, and bonehead tariffs inflate prices on basics the bottom 50% must buy. No infrastructure, no job training, no national educational push — surprise! Billionaires flourish while Trump families grit their teeth, still dreaming a cruel hustler's jingoism,…

Don't Blame Trump, DeVos, or Unions for Growing Opposition to Charter Schools
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-10
While billionaires Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos can take some of the "blame" for an uptick in broad opposition to the nation's 7,000 non-profit and for-profit charter schools, resistance to privately-operated charter schools has been building for nearly three decades. Opposition to segregated, test-obsessed, and unaccountable charter schools that fleece the public treasury is not …

Raytheon to Merge With United Technologies, Creating a 'Military-Industrial Behemoth'
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-10
(CD) — In a move that immediately sparked concerns among anti-trust advocates, weapons manufacturer Raytheon and aerospace giant United Technologies agreed Sunday to a $120 billion merger that was described as one of the largest-ever combinations of two defense contractors. The merger, if approved by the government and the two companies' shareholders, would create what the Washington Post described as …

Raytheon to Merge With United Technologies, Creating a 'Military-Industrial Behemoth'

US Congress Moves to Challenge Trump Over Weapons Sale to Saudi Arabia
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-10
(MEMO) — A bipartisan move to block US President Donald Trump from circumventing a long-standing precedent that allows lawmakers to review major weapons sales is underway. Two senators — Republican Todd Young and Democrat Chris Murphy — both of whom sit on the Foreign Relations Committee, are planning to introduce a bill today designed to force a …

US Congress Moves to Challenge Trump Over Weapons Sale to Saudi Arabia

Iran Appreciates Germany's Efforts to Save Nuclear Deal
plenglish.com | 2019-06-10
Tehran, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Iran appreciates Germany"s efforts to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or nuclear deal, for which purpose Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is on a tour of the Middle East.

Sudan releases rebel leader, Yasir Arman after five days
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-10
Sudan opposition leader Yasir Arman arrived in Juba, South Sudan on Monday after he was released together with two other rebel leaders by the military junta | Arman, a high-ranking member of the rebel group, Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, was arrested in his home in Khartoum on June 5 and was detained for five days. | He had just recently returned to Sudan after spending several years in exile. | The Sudanese government convicted and sentenced Arman to death in absentia in 2011 for his involvement in an uprising in the Blue Nile State. | The government today also freed SPLM secretary, Ismail Jalab,…

IAEA Worried about Tensions over Iran's Nuclear Program
plenglish.com | 2019-06-10
Vienna, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on Monday expressed concern in Vienna "about the growing tensions" over the Iranian nuclear program.

Nigeria's Borno State in need of teachers amid Boko Haram insurgency
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-10
About 6,000 additional teachers are needed in Nigeria's northeast Borno state to improve the quality of education in the area, an official said. | "The government is building state of the art schools with a decent environment, but our teachers lack motivation," Jibril Muhammed, chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) said on Sunday in Maiduguri, the state capital. | "It is my firm belief that with the necessary motivations for our teachers, the problems in our education sector will be solved." | Muhammed made the comments against the backdrop of 40 mega schools constructed by the government to cater f…

'No Walls in the LGBTQ2S Struggle'
Workers World Boston bureau | workers.org | 2019-06-10
Workers' Solidarity Day was marked by a May 31 meeting titled "No Walls in the LGBTQ2S Struggle," sponsored by Stonewall Warriors, International Workers' Solidarity Network and Workers World Party. The meeting was dedicated to Roxanna Hernandez, a Honduran trans woman who died in detention at the border. Speaking about the . . . | Continue reading 'No Walls in the LGBTQ2S Struggle' at Workers.org…

Venezuelan Opposition Fails in Efforts to Take Over Power
plenglish.com | 2019-06-10
Caracas, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The reactions from the opposition leadership to statements by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about its lan right wing are part of an international agenda of discredit.

Scores killed in 'barbaric' attack on Mali village, UN chief urges restraint, calls for 'dialogue' to resolve tensions
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-10
Nearly 100 people were reportedly killed during an attack on a traditional Dogon hunters' village in Mali on Sunday, prompting a call from UN chief António Guterres for authorities to act fast and "bring the perpetrators to justice".

Nigerian president accepts retirement of former chief judge
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-10
Nigerian president has accepted the voluntary retirement of former chief justice Walter Onnoghen after his conviction earlier this year. | Onnoghen was accused of of breaching an asset-declaration rule. He was then sacked on 18 April by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), which said it had found him guilty of hiding the extent of his wealth. | Onnoghen had earlier in January been suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari, a few weeks before the West African nation held its presidential election. | Nigerian laws require that all senior servants and government officials declare their assets before taking office as…

Runners Sliding Door Systems
John Tie | indybay.org | 2019-06-10
Runners is a forward thinking, dynamic company based in the heart of England.We have progressively developed a range of sliding door systems, unparralleled for their durability,versatility and simplicity.

Portugal Social Movements Demand Novo Banco Unblocs Venezuelan Money
plenglish.com | 2019-06-10
Caracas, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Social movements in Portugal on Monday demanded the return of Venezuelan financial assets confiscated by that country"s Novo Banco, according to Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.

Alameda Photographer Offering Signed Color Print in Return for Donation to End Gun Violenc
David Howard | indybay.org | 2019-06-10
Alameda photographer David Howard offering a free, signed, color photo of his Steep Ravine Cascade #12, on exhibit through the summer in Surface Tension at Frank Bette Center for the Arts, in return for a $50 or more donation to #EndGunViolence…

Selected Articles: America's Intent is to Dominate China, Russia and the World
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …

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