2018-06-24: News Headlines

Staff (2018-06-24). Kushner: Mideast Peace Plan Due Soon, With or Without Abbas. truthdig.com In an interview with an Arabic language newspaper, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser appeals directly to the Palestinians and criticizes their leader.

Staff (2018-06-24). Korean Voices Missing From Major Papers' Opinions on Singapore Summit. truthdig.com The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin ( 6/17/18) epitomized the zero-sum takes of US pundits. | In major-paper opinion coverage of the Singapore summit, the people with the most to lose and gain from the summit, the people whose nation was actually being discussed—Koreans—were almost uniformly ignored. | Three major US papers—the New York Times,Washington Post and Wall Street Journal—had only one Korean-authored op-ed out of 41 opinion pieces on the subject of the Korean peace talks. | The Post had 23 total opinion pieces, the Times had 16 and the Journal four. The only op-ed by a Korean was a pro-summit piece on June 12 by Moon Chung-in, an aide to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Of the 41 editorials or op-eds only four (9 percent), were broadly positive about the Trump/Kim summit, 29 (70 percent) were negative and eight (21 percent)…

Anton Woronczuk (2018-06-24). Poor People's Campaign Caps Off 40 Days of Action. truthout.org Thousands of people gathered in Washington, DC on Saturday where the Poor People's Campaign capped off 40 days of action with a rally and march to further energize its call for a "moral revival" and intention to "move forward together, not one step back." | Twin banners declaring "Fight Poverty Not the Poor" flanked the stage, where rousing speeches by noted figures including Rev. William Barber, Rev. Jesse Jackson, American Federation of Teachers leader Randi Weingarten, as well as others on the front-lines of the fight for justice—and those who amplify their voices—drew cheers. | "We are sick, we are homeless, we are separated from our families, and we will keep coming back until everyone has housing, voting rights, clean water, peace, and justice!" said Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, who, along with Rev. Barber, co-chairs the campaign, which

Paul Rosenberg, Salon (2018-06-24). Evangelical Historian Explains How Christians Came to Put Trump Ahead of Jesus. alternet.org "How do we reconcile the white evangelical politics of fear with the scriptural command to 'fear not'? " | John Fea is an evangelical Christian and a historian. When Donald Trump was elected with 81 percent of the self-described white evangelical vote, Fea was both stunned and surprised. "As a historian studying religion and politics, I should have seen this coming," he notes. Yet he did not. Which was why Fea ended up writing his new book, " Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump. "On its own terms, the book clearly succeeds in making sense for Fea and others like him, with potential for reaching wavering Trump supporters as well. He identifies and lucidly explores three fundamental flaws in evangelical thinking that have led them to embrace a leader who is wholly unfit by their own once-cherished moral standards, in pursuit. . .

Merula Furtado (2018-06-24). A Continuous Thread Runs Through US History: Hucksterism. truthout.org Donald Trump may seem like a cruel huckster who deviates from a status quo of centrism in the United States. However, argues Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, Trump is really the apotheosis of a long history of delusion and fantasy in the US. | Mark Karlin: What were some of the first examples of the "conjuring of America"? | Kurt Andersen: America was a blank slate for conjuring from the start in the early 1600s. The English settlers were people passionately convinced of various exciting untruths. In Massachusetts, they were religious zealots — an extreme faction of an extreme faction (Puritans) of a new religion (Protestantism) who imagined they were God's chosen people sent to the New World to create a theocracy, wage wars on Satan's agents (Native people, witches) and await Jesus's return. In Virginia, they were …

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now (2018-06-24). ICE Detention Is 'Soul-Destroying': Eritrean Immigrant Dies by Suicide After US Deports Him. alternet.org Zeresenay Ermias Testfatsion died by suicide at the Cairo International Airport. He was 34 years old. | An Eritrean man took his own life after being deported from the United States earlier this month. Zeresenay Ermias Testfatsion died by suicide at the Cairo International Airport. He was 34 years old. Testfatsion sought asylum in the United States in 2017, fleeing violence in Eritrea. He spent more than a year detained in South Florida and Ohio before he was deported. Friends and family are demanding to know why he was deported to Eritrea, despite his fears that he would be tortured or even killed there. We speak with Christine Ho, founder of a volunteer visitation program that provides support for immigrants and asylum-seekers inside Broward Transitional Center, the immigrant detention center in South Florida where Testfatsion was jailed for more than a year. TRANSCRIPTAMY. . .

Jeff Danziger (2018-06-24). Ann Coulter. truthdig.com

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-06-24). Sobbing Roseanne Barr Tries Again to Defend Herself Over Racist Tweet: 'I Didn't Know' Valerie Jarrett Is Black. alternet.org The comedian cried while discussing the May 2018 controversy that resulted in her show's cancellation. | Comedian Roseanne Barr tried to defend herself—again—after a series of racist tweets prompted the cancellation of her highly-rated ABC sitcom, insisting she "didn't know" former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett is black. "When ABC called me and said, 'What is the reason for your egregious racism? ,' I said, 'Oh my God, it is a form of racism,'" Barr told Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, her spiritual adviser, in an interview posted to Soundcloud on Sunday. "I guess I didn't know she was black, and I'll cop to it, but I thought she was white. "Barr said she "horribly [regrets]" her racist tweet about Jarrett, who she said resembles what a person would look like if "[the] muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby. ""It's really hard to say. . .

Stephen Lendman (2018-06-24). GOP Farm Bill Supports Hunger, Agribusiness and Ecocide. globalresearch.ca By a narrow 213 — 211 margin, including all undemocratic Dems and 20 Republicans, House members passed a deplorable $867 billion farm bill — a measure only agribusiness, opponents of ecosanity, and anti-social justice advocates could love. | According to House …

Anton Woronczuk (2018-06-24). Trump Hasn't Actually Ended Family Separation. Here's How One Border Town Is Fighting Back. truthout.org "Tell them not to hug," Antar Davidson's supervisor shouted at him. "Tell them not to hug!" | Davidson, 32, was employed as a youth care worker at a Tucson shelter run by Southwest Keys Programs, the organization contracted by the federal government to house immigrant children across multiple states. His job was to assist with the approximately 300 immigrant children, ages 4 to 17, living there. | As the only staff member fluent in Portuguese, he had been called in to translate for three recently-arrived Brazilian siblings ages 8, 10, and 16. The siblings were distraught. They hadn't slept since they arrived at the shelter that morning, and staff had told them that their mother had disappeared. In Brazil, those who are "disappeared" are abducted from their homes and never seen again. They were terrified. Davidson addressed the oldest brother, "You…

Martin Cizmar, Raw Story (2018-06-24). San Francisco Woman Who Called Cops on Black Girl for Selling Water Says She's Not Racist. alternet.org And adds that she was only 'pretending' to call the cops. | The white woman who called the police on an 8-year-old black girl who was selling water outside her San Francisco apartment says she's not racist and that she was only pretending to call. The woman, Alison Ettel, was contacted by the Huffington Post. "This has no racial component to it," she said. She also told HuffPo that she only "pretended" to call the police on the girl. In the video, shot by the girl's mother and posted to Instagram, Ettel tried to hide behind a wall as she was filmed. "This woman don't want a little girl to sell some water, she's calling the police on an 8-year-old girl," the girl's mother said. Make this bitch go viral like #bbqbecky she's #permitpatty would you rather my daughter be out here getting into. . .

Anton Woronczuk (2018-06-24). Let Them Know: °Niños, No Están Solos! truthout.org They chanted, they held signs, and they sang Mexican lullabies. At times, they screamed as loud as they could: " °Niños, no están solos!" ("Children, you are not alone"), hoping those inside the warehouse-turned-prison would hear them. | That was the scene on Father's Day as more than 100 people gathered for an emergency rally outside the Ursula Immigration Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on the border with Mexico, about an hour's drive west of the Gulf of Mexico. | In an inspiring show of solidarity, dozens of activists from places as far away as New York and North Carolina made the trip to the Rio Grande Valley and joined local organizers and community members to bear witness as families continued to be torn apart at the border. | During the days since, outrage at the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy has

Joel K. Goldstein, History News Network (2018-06-24). That Time Mike Pence Praised Donald Trump 14 Times in Less Than 3 Minutes. alternet.org Pence has sought to develop and maintain a good relationship with the president by showering Trump with a level of praise that sets new standards of sycophancy. | The presidency of Donald J. Trump has stressed many institutions of American government and democracy, and the vice presidency is no exception. Prior to Trump's presidency, six consecutive administrations, three from each party, had embraced the White House vice presidency, the new model for the nation's second office that Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale created more than 40 years ago. Vice President Mike Pence has benefitted from these precedents during his first 17 months in office but Trump's idiosyncratic presidency and Pence's response have challenged this institutional advance in important respects. The new vice presidency that Carter and Mondale created rested on four pillars. The vice president could help achieve the president's objectives if. . .

Pablo Ros (2018-06-24). AFSCME califica de 'inhumana' la política de Trump. peoplesworld.org AFSCME puso una queja ante el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos en respuesta a la política inhumana del Presidente Donald Trump de separar a los hijos de sus padres en la frontera de México con Estados Unidos. "Esta política inhumana es una cruel alternativa que no nos da seguridad, ni […]…

F. William Engdahl (2018-06-24). Crisis of the U.S. Dollar System. globalresearch.ca US military threats are required to sustain the continued hegemony of the US Dollar System…

Hunter, Daily Kos (2018-06-24). Trump Calls for Asylum Seekers to Be Expelled 'Immediately' — Without 'Judges or Court Cases'. alternet.org Donald Trump is, of course, the same person who whined, "Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process? " | This morning Donald Trump again made the goals of his new policies clear—and again escalated his demands, this time to declare that refugees entering America be sent back 'immediately', and without trial. We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. [. . . ]Sending asylum-seekers fleeing violence back to their home nations without hearings is both unconstitutional and a clear international human rights violation, although there are few remaining Republicans who would be concerned by either. It is also enforcing American complicity in the violence they are fleeing. . .

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-06-24). Detained Migrants Are Being Told They Can Reunite With Their Kids If They Sign Voluntary Deportation Orders. alternet.org A private attorney cautions it's highly unlikely these migrant children will meet their parents at the airport. | Migrants held in a detention facility in Houston separate from their children are being told they can reunite with their kids if they agree to sign a voluntary deportation order, the Texas Tribune reports. A Honduran man told the Tribune at least 20 to 25 Central American men have been separated from their children, with most receiving the voluntary deportation offer. Authorities have reportedly told these men they will reunite with their kids at the airport if they agree to deportation. The Honduran man told the Tribune he signed the voluntary deportation order and "abandoned his asylum case" in order to see his six-year-old daughter whom he was separated from in May. "I was told I would not be deported without my daughter," the man, who. . .

Masud Wadan (2018-06-24). War and the Refugee Crisis: The Western Powers Which Bomb Enemy Nations Are Rejecting Their Refugees. globalresearch.ca The very giants that bomb and reduce alleged enemy nations to rubble are unfortunately the major destinations for the refugees fleeing wars. With the facts behind global aggressions unfolding, the incursions and preemptive strikes under different pretexts are no longer …

Staff (2018-06-24). America's March to Inequality: Why the U.N. Poverty Report Alarms Trump's Plutocrats. truthdig.com A report issued by United Nations Special Rapporteur Philip Alston shines a bright light on how unequal a society the U.S. is.

Matthew Rozsa, Salon (2018-06-24). Obama's Russia Expert Explains the 'Giant Gap' Between Trump's Policies and His Friendship with Putin. alternet.org Former U. S. ambassador to Russia on Trump, Putin, the Mueller probe and how U. S. -Russia relations got this way | Michael McFaul served as Barack Obama's ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014 and before that on the National Security Council as special assistant to the president and senior director of Russian and Eurasian affairs. He is also a distinguished academic, who specializes in Russian affairs and America's bilateral relationship with Russia, and used his years of scholarship to help Obama develop his "Russian reset" policy. That policy, you may recall, was Obama's much-maligned attempt to put the United States on a better footing in its post-Cold War relationship with Russia. It may be strange to recall that there was a time when Republicans criticized a Democratic president for trying to improve America's relationship with Russia, instead of it being the other way around.

Staff (2018-06-24). No Timeline in New U.S. Plan to Reunite Immigrant Families. truthdig.com The Trump administration issues a reunification fact sheet, saying it knows the location of all the children it has separated from parents or guardians at the border.

Allen Sloan, Pro Publica (2018-06-24). Jared Kushner's Grandmother Had a Big Problem With the 'Closed Doors' That Faced Refugees to America. alternet.org The family of President Trump's son-in-law and adviser escaped the Holocaust — but had to wait in a camp for years to be allowed into the U. S. If Kushner shares her view, he's keeping it private. | Way before Jared Kushner became internationally famous by moving into the White House to work for his father-in-law Donald Trump, those of us who live in New Jersey knew the family was an amazing story of immigrant success. Jared Kushner's paternal grandparents, Holocaust survivors Joseph and Rae Kushner, came to the United States in 1949 as impoverished Eastern European refugees and begat a family whose office buildings, apartment complexes and philanthropic efforts are important parts of the business and social landscapes in New Jersey and elsewhere. Yes, there are scandals and feuds besetting parts of the family, and Jared's father Charles racked up some prison time. But. . .

Chris Winters, YES! Magazine (2018-06-24). Here's Why the Hope of a 'Blue Wave' in November Is Dangerous to Democracy. alternet.org Repeat after me: The "Blue Wave" is nonsense. | Increasingly, there's a lot of buzz about an expected Democratic sweep in the midterms. It's in the mainstream newspapers and cable news (not Fox, of course). There's a #bluewave hashtag on Twitter, complete with a little tsunami emoji, to tie it all together. History shows midterm elections generally do bring losses to the ruling party— 18 of the past 20 cycles. It is, of course, the preferred outcome for liberals and progressives. Yet, it also, increasingly looks to have all of the inevitability of Hillary Clinton winning the presidency in mid-2016. We're in primary season now, and a close read of some key results suggests that Democrats can't afford to get overconfident. A blue wave may be coming, but there's a red wave also building. In today's highly polarized political scene, not even a. . .

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-06-24). Why Did You Start The Real News? therealnews.com As part of our summer fundraiser special series, Dharna Noor asks Paul Jay why he started The Real News

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-06-24). Glenn Beck Storms Off CNN After Brian Stelter Asks 'Ridiculous Question' About His Media Company 'Imploding'. alternet.org "You want to play those games? " Glenn Beck asked. "Have a nice day. " | "The Blaze" founder Glenn Beck on Sunday blew up at CNN's Brian Stelter over a question about his company "imploding," accusing the "Reliable Sources" host of "dividing" America and only caring about "ratings. "Beck accused Stelter of bringing him on the show "because it's all about ratings. ""This isn't about ratings," Beck said of his appearance on Stelter's show. "This is about saving our country, bringing us together. Stop dividing us. ""So, to be clear, you think that I'm dividing the country for ratings by booking you? " Stelter asked,"Brian, stop — look at what you're doing," Beck said. "When did this become about you? It's about the media and the administration. That's what you guys want to make it into, okay? ""If it was about me, I would do like a ten-minute. . .

Staff (2018-06-24). Soccer and Sausages: The World Cup's Inflated Carbon Budget. truthdig.com With the World Cup underway in Russia, it's sausages that are preoccupying one group of researchers, not soccer. They want to know how many sausages are eaten at the matches and what the resulting impact on the climate will be. | The study, by nu3, a German company specialising in nutrition and food supplements, says that at each World Cup match nearly 25,000 sausages will be swallowed by spectators. | As a result of the consumption of all those sausages — and their production — more than 3,000 kg of climate-changing carbon dioxide will be produced at every game played in Russia, says the study. | Its findings are a follow-on from nu3's larger study, the Food Carbon Footprint Index, published earlier this year, which compares carbon dioxide emissions for 130 countries worldwide based on dietary habits. | By determining the…

Staff (2018-06-24). In About-Face, Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr Moves Closer to Iran. truthdig.com The maverick Shiite cleric, the main winner in Iraq's parliamentary elections, ran on a platform of putting Iraqis first. Instead, he has forged a post-election coalition with a rival Shiite bloc.

Andrew O'Hehir, Salon (2018-06-24). Is Donald Trump a Liar? Maybe Not — And That's When It Really Gets Scary. alternet.org Our president says blatantly false things all day long. For him, they all serve a large and terrible truth | There was and is no law requiring the children of undocumented immigrants to be taken away from their parents at the border. There is no crime wave caused by immigrants in Germany. (That nation's historically low crime rate has fallen recently, and as in the United States immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born citizens. ) There was no measurable number of illegal votes cast in the 2016 election. Donald Trump's inauguration did not draw the largest crowds in history, and in his first year he did not sign more legislation than any other president. (Indeed, he ranked last among post-World War II presidents. )Do you want me to go on? I definitely don't. But how are we to categorize Trump as. . .

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-06-24). 'Deeply Offensive And Wholly Inappropriate': Fox News Distances Itself From Ex-Trump Advisor's 'Cotton-Picking Mind' Slur. alternet.org Fox News guest David Bossie apologized for the comment Sunday. | Fox News distanced itself from a comment made by former Donald Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie, who told a black Democrat he was out of his "cotton-picking mind" during a Fox & Friends segment Sunday. "David Bossie's comments today were deeply offensive and wholly inappropriate," a Fox News spokesperson said. "His remarks do not reflect the sentiments of FOX News and we do not in any way condone them. "Bossie made the remark Sunday during an exchange with Democratic strategist Joel Payne. "'Cotton-picking mind? '" Payne replied. "Brother, let me tell you something. Let me tell you something. I've got some relatives who picked cotton and I'm not going to sit back and let you attack me on TV like that. "Host Ed Henry briefly addressed the comment later in the show, telling. . .

F. William Engdahl (2018-06-24). Is Gene Editing the New Name for Eugenics? globalresearch.ca

Michael Welch (2018-06-24). Canada's Secret Government: Who is the Power Behind the Throne? globalresearch.ca We often hear about the American Deep State undermining the will of the electorate and influencing policy in ways that favour for-profit interests. We rarely hear about a Canadian Deep State. Are there power players driving the decision-making in Ottawa behind the scenes?>

Felicity Arbuthnot (2018-06-24). "The Israeli Dream": The Criminal Roadmap Towards "Greater Israel"? globalresearch.ca The concept of a "Greater Israel" according to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, is a Jewish State stretching "'From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates. The Yinon plan is an Israeli strategic plan which seeks the balkanization of the surrounding Arab states into smaller and weaker states.

Ghali Hassan (2018-06-24). Gaza: The World's Largest Prison. globalresearch.ca The Israeli Army (IA) is building the most impenetrable barrier, which will include fences with electronic sensors, watchtowers mounted with remote control machineguns, and hundreds of videos and night vision cameras.

Consortiumnews.com (2018-06-24). Defending the EU Rather Than One's Own Country. consortiumnews.com The attempt by the Italian president to install an outsider from the IMF to be prime minister symbolized an end of national sovereignty in Europe, reports Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus in Milan Special to Consortium News By invoking his… Read more →

Tom Boggioni, Raw Story (2018-06-24). Fox News Panel Derails After Trump Advisor Accuses Black Democrat of Being 'Out of His Cotton-Picking Mind'. alternet.org "Brother, let me tell you something. Let me tell you something, I got some relatives who picked cotton, okay? " | Fox News host Ed Henry had to shut down a discussion on President Donald Trump's immigration policies on Sunday morning when White House adviser David Bossie told a black Democratic consultant that he was out of his "cotton-picking mind. "During the segment, Democratic communications expert Joel Payne railed at the Trump administration racist policies. The criticism angered Bossie, who also complained about ex-CIA Director Michael Hayden comparing the child detention centers to a Nazi concentration camp. "Michael Hayden posted a picture of Auschwitz," Bossie complained. "Yeah, that liberal Michael Hayden," Payne shot back, sarcastically referring to the fact that Hayden is a conservative. "You are out of your cotton-picking mind! " Bossie blurted, causing Payne to blow up. "Cotton-picking mind? " Payne exclaimed. "Brother, let me tell you something. Let me tell you something, I got some relatives who picked cotton, okay? "Host Henry tried to take control as the two guests began yelling at each other, with Henry insisting Bossie intended to say "out of your mind," before he called an end to the panel. Watch the video below via Fox News:. . .

Barrie Zwicker (2018-06-24). Refugee Crisis: Manufactured Migrants Are Tools in U.S. Empire's 'Grand Chessboard'. globalresearch.ca First published in June 2017 | The refugee crisis in Europe, the largest seen since World War 2, is no accident. | Former U.S. State Department official J. Michael Springmann addresses this verboten subject in his just-released second book Goodbye Europe? Hello, …

Merula Furtado (2018-06-24). Unmasking the GOP as the Party of Negligent Homicide. truthout.org In Arizona, a family caring for a child's heart condition lost their house and car to medical bills they couldn't pay. In St. Louis, a shelter closed and later a homeless man was found frozen to death in a trash bin. In California, a poor family was found dead in their van from carbon monoxide poisoning. | "Poverty is a death sentence," Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a 2016 campaign rally. The audience nodded. They should've screamed. Look at the history. Look at the statistics. Conservative and neoliberal policies kill hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. When Republicans dismantle Obamacare, they kill people. When lawmakers from both parties shred the safety net, they kill people. | Neoliberal Democrats are complicit too. The devastating anti-poor measures that passed under the guise of "welfare reform" in 1996 were championed by…

Jeff Danziger (2018-06-24). Ryan's Leadership. truthdig.com

Staff (2018-06-24). Sarah Huckabee Sanders Told to Leave Virginia Restaurant. truthdig.com The White House press secretary is booted from the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, because she works for President Donald Trump, setting off a fierce debate.

Michael Winship, Common Dreams (2018-06-24). Trump's Gang May be Incompetent At a Spectacular Level — But They're Also Cruel and Nasty to the Bone. alternet.org Only we can fix it. | Our "I alone can fix it" president has gotten us in another fix, all right. Of course, whenever he screws up big time, Mister I Alone starts blaming everyone but Mister I Alone. He had admitted as much the other day when he was in Singapore for his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and bragged about the great deal he imagined he had made: "I may stand before you in six months and say, 'Hey, I was wrong. ' I don't know that I'll ever admit that, but I'll find some kind of an excuse. " He was, in his gruesome way, joking, but many a truth in jest, etc. Just this week, The Daily 202, the compendium of political news from the Washington Post, made a list of some of the many times Donald. . .

Bie Kentane (2018-06-24). Iraqi Children: Deprived Rights, Stolen Future. globalresearch.ca For more than two decades of war, foreign occupation and economic sanctions, Iraqi children have been subjected to grave violations of human rights.

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2018-06-24). The Currency War Will Escalate as China's 'Petro-Yuan' Challenges the U.S. Military-Backed 'Petro-Dollar'. globalresearch.ca Of relevance to the ongoing currency war, first published in November 2017 | One quote that always crosses my mind regarding the decline of the U.S. dollar and the state of geopolitics associated with it, is by Gerald Celente, founder …

Consortiumnews.com (2018-06-24). Failure of the Left Leaves Italy a Victim of the Market. consortiumnews.com The failure of the Italian Left has left Italy dominated by the 'free market', just as a European Union commissioner said it would, according to Attilio Moro. By Attilio Moro in Brussels Special to Consortium News At the end of… Read more →

Anton Woronczuk (2018-06-24). Drug Shortages Pose a Public Health Crisis in the US. truthout.org On June 12, the American Medical Association announced that drug shortages pose an urgent public health crisis. This crisis should be of concern to all Americans. | The Food and Drug Administration defines a drug shortage as a "period of time when the demand or projected demand for a medically necessary drug in the U.S. exceeds its supply." All too often, a shortage means that doctors cannot give the right drugs to patients when needed. | Serious drug shortages are not a new phenomenon. The FDA recognized their prevalence and established a Drug Shortage Program back in 1999. The problem, however, persists. | In Short Supply: | Currently, the U.S. is short on 182 drugs and medical supplies, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The list includes IV bags, injectable morphine and other powerful painkillers,…

RT (2018-06-24). Outpour of support for 8yo black girl after white woman calls police over her selling water (VIDEO). rt.com A video showing a white woman in San Francisco reporting an 8-year-old girl to the police for selling water without a permit has gone viral, with people calling out the woman, dubbed 'Permit Patty,' for racial bias.

Alex Kane (2018-06-24). The FBI Is Using Unvetted, Right-Wing Blacklists to Question Activists About Their Support for Palestine. theintercept.com Ahmad Aburas was sitting in class one evening in September 2016 when a security officer at Seton Hall Law School, the New Jersey school that Aburas attends, came to get him. Gerald Lenihan, the school's security manager, said he needed to speak to Aburas right away. | Aburas was surprised by the request, but he left his civil procedure class and followed Lenihan to his office, figuring it was about something inconsequential, like his car or school ID. | But when Aburas arrived at Lenihan's office, it quickly became apparent that this was about something different. In the office were two law enforcement agents: Craig Mott, a New Jersey state police detective, and Ted Kolshorn, an FBI agent, both part of the New Jersey Joint Terrorism Task Force.For 35 minutes, they interviewed Aburas because they had questions about pro-Palestinian messages he had written…

RT (2018-06-24). Real friend, fake croc? Debunking the viral 'man vs alligator' video. rt.com An incredible video of a man apparently rescuing his friend from an approaching crocodile has been doing the rounds online, with many stunned viewers commending him for his bravery. However, all is not as it seems.

RT (2018-06-24). Art of distortion: Misleading images fire up immigration debate. rt.com Time magazine faced backlash for misleading readers after the revelation that the crying toddler on its cover was not separated from her parents. This iconic image is not the only one that MSM misused covering immigration limbo. |

Human Rights Watch (2018-06-24). Iraq: Displaced Families Blocked from Returning. hrw.org Residents of Shahama camp speak with relatives through the camp fence. | | | © 2017 Sami Hilali | (Baghdad) — Iraqi army soldiers at two checkpoints in Anbar governorate have arbitrarily prevented a group of displaced families from returning home in what appears to be an act of collective punishment, Human Rights Watch said today. | The families were taken to camps for displaced people in Anbar after being blocked from returning in late February 2018 and again in early June. The families were displaced by fighting against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) in 2014 and now want to return. The area has been under the control of the Iraqi government since February 2015. The families are from the Sa'ada tribe, whose members have been accused of affiliating with ISIS, Anbar…

RT (2018-06-24). US sends caskets to N. Korea in preparation for return of US war dead. rt.com The US military has sent 100 wooden caskets to the border of North Korea in preparation for the repatriation of the remains of US soldiers killed in the Korean War.

amnesty.org (2018-06-24). Taking a stand for Taibeh. amnesty.org

amnesty.org (2018-06-24). "I am not just a refugee" amnesty.org

RT (2018-06-24). Horrifying cop bodycam shows officers shooting dog & hitting 9yo girl (VIDEO). rt.com Police bodycam footage showing a Wichita officer firing at a family dog and injuring a 9-year-old girl with bullet fragments has been released. The child can be heard screaming as she is hit.

RT (2018-06-24). Kushner touts 'deal' to Palestinians as Middle East peace process in tatters after US Embassy move. rt.com US President Donald Trump's special adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has been touting a US-designed peace deal to Palestinians "soon" to be revealed after the US Embassy's move to Jerusalem derailed relations in the region.

RT (2018-06-24). Lyin', Crazy, Wacky, Sloppy: Trump's nicknames keep on coming. rt.com Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has a knack for nicknames. The US president has delivered a collection of catchy — and sometimes accurate — names for his rivals, enemies, and even friends.

Jeremy Scahill (2018-06-24). Sohail Daulatzai on Islam, White Supremacy, and the Myth of the Empire of Liberty. theintercept.com Sohail Daulatzai discusses his new book and explains why the film "The Battle of Algiers" is still relevant more than 50 years after its release.

amnesty.org (2018-06-24). Amal Nasr: the story of a woman from Syria. amnesty.org

RT (2018-06-24). 'No one is banning us': Red Cross calls out MSNBC host for false immigration claim. rt.com MSNBC host Joe Scarborough has accused the Red Cross of "spin" after the humanitarian organization called him out for an incorrect interpretation of the aid agency's tweet on US border detentions. |

amnesty.org (2018-06-24). Behind every refugee is a name. amnesty.org

David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement (2018-06-23). Internet Blasts 'Openly Racist' Mike Huckabee for Posting Racist Tweet: 'This Is Fascism'. alternet.org "Laying the Groundwork for Genocide. " | Mike Huckabee once portrayed himself as an affable centrist Republican, a man who loved people and loved playing his guitar. An ordained Baptist minister who would minister to the nation. He used all that to serve as the Republican governor of Arkansas for nine years, and run for president twice. That was all a lie, a cover, a smokescreen. A mask. Mike Huckabee is a racist. It should come as little surprise. His daughter is the White House press secretary under President Donald Trump. She has a record of supporting Trump's polices and a record of lying to reporters on a regular basis. Today, Mike Huckabee is under fire after he posted a vile and offensive tweet. It shows an image of young, shirtless teen boys with tattoos. The image has appeared on dozens of. . .

Yves Engler (2018-06-23). A Call for the NDP to Withdraw from the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group. globalresearch.ca The undersigned are appalled by the recent deaths in Gaza. At least 110 Palestinians have been killed and thousands injured by sniper fire and noxious gas used by the Israeli military. The recent violence takes place alongside ongoing land theft, …

Stephen Lendman (2018-06-23). Trump Regime Plans New Concentration Camps for Unwanted Aliens. globalresearch.ca Hundreds of thousands of unwanted immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers are arrested and detained under horrific conditions in America annually. | Trump escalated what he predecessors began. | Mistreatment of unwanted aliens intensified after the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs …

trnn_cms_operator (2018-06-23). LIVE Maryland Primary Election Night Coverage. therealnews.com The Real News Network will be extending it's primary election coverage to include live engagement from an election night watch party at Ida B.'s Table restaurant in Baltimore City. Guest panelists will join host Dr. Khalilah M. Harris to discuss critical issues that surfaced during the campaign and leading into the November general election. TRNN reporters will also be checking the pulse of voters during the event as we watch the results unfold. | Click here for more TRNN coverage on the 2018 Maryland Gubernatorial Race!

Eric Zuesse (2018-06-23). The Diseased, Lying, Condition of America's 'News' Media. globalresearch.ca Both President Trump and former President Obama are commonly said in America's 'news' media to be or to have been "ceding Syria to Russia" or "ceding Syria to Russia and Iran," or similar allegations. They imply that 'we' own (or …

Mike Mullen (2018-06-23). Donald Trump Is No Friend to the North Country. globalresearch.ca This past weekend, a taconite ship ran aground in Duluth Harbor, nearly crashing right into the Canal Park seawall. The name of this ill-fated ship? American Spirit. | The symbolism was hard to miss, for, the same week, the Lake Superior …

Jared Porter (2018-06-23). General Motors Held Responsible for Abuses in its Plant in Colombia. therealnews.com A protest at the annual GM shareholders' meeting in Detroit called attention to the fact that GM in Colombia regularly fires injured workers and fails to provide them with compensation. Frank Hammer, who recently visited the GM plant, reports on the protest and what is going on in Colombia

Jared Porter (2018-06-23). US Gov't Treats Dogs Better than Detained Immigrant Children. therealnews.com While the US Department of Homeland Security puts immigrant children in cages, Customs and Border Protection treats dogs to "plush double-sided sheepskin bedding" at a pet resort. TRNN's Ben Norton speaks with investigative journalist Ken Klippenstein

The Conversation (2018-06-23). How U.S. Policy in Honduras Set the Stage for Mass Migration Today. alternet.org Migration is often a manifestation of a profoundly unequal and exploitative relationship between migrant-sending countries and countries of destination. | Central American migrants — particularly unaccompanied minors — are again crossing the U. S. -Mexico boundary in large numbers. | In 2014, more than 68,000 unaccompanied Central American children were apprehended at the U. S. -Mexico boundary. This year so far there have been close to 60,000. | The mainstream narrative often reduces the causes of migration to factors unfolding in migrants' home countries. In reality, migration is often a manifestation of a profoundly unequal and exploitative relationship between migrant-sending countries and countries of destination. Understanding this is vital to making immigration policy more effective and ethical. | Through my research on immigration and border policing, I have learned a lot about these dynamics. One example involves relations between Honduras and the United. . .

CP Editor (2018-06-23). Bears Ears, The Land of the Navajo. counterpunch.org

Abayomi Azikiwe (2018-06-23). Reflections on the Poor People's Campaign in Michigan. globalresearch.ca Featured image: Poor People's Campaign of Michigan rally outside the Department of Treasury on June 11, 2018 | Six weeks of rallies, mass demonstrations and civil disobedience concluded in Michigan on Monday June 18 when hundreds of participants in the Poor …

Will Morrow (2018-06-23). Google Says It Will Not Renew Project Maven—but Collaboration with Pentagon Will Continue. globalresearch.ca In early June, Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene announced at a meeting with employees that the company will not renew its contract with the Pentagon for Project Maven following its expiry in 2019. Under the program, which Google entered in …

PJHC (2018-06-23). The Kim-Trump Summit: Why Now? Why Not Before? Why Not Later? globalresearch.ca Early in the morning of June 12, 2018, the world watched Kim Jong-un, supreme leader of North Korea and Donald Trump, president of the United States shaking hands in front of the main entrance of Hotel Capella in …

Jared Porter (2018-06-23). How Climate Change will Reduce Crop Yields and Spike Food Prices. therealnews.com A new study shows how climate change will impact global food security, particularly by reducing crop yields and increasing crop yield volatility. This, in turn, will have a strong effect on the prices of basic staples, particularly corn and rice. We speak Michelle Tigchelaar, one of the report's authors

Haye Kesteloo (2018-06-23). Militarization of the African Continent: The U.S. Is Building a Massive $110 Million Drone Base in the Sahara. globalresearch.ca Right outside of Agadez, Niger, in the scrublands of the Sahara, the U.S. airforce is building a massive 2,200-acre drone base, costing $110 million according to the Associated Press. The base should be completed in the next couple of month …

South Front (2018-06-23). Yemen War: Iranian Navy Dispatches Warships to Gulf of Aden. globalresearch.ca On June 21, the Iranian Navy dispatched two warships to the Gulf of Aden, where a fierce battle is ongoing between the Ansar Allah movement (also known as the Houthis) and the Saudi-led coalition for the port city of al-Hudaydah….

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-06-23). The Murder Rate and the State's Attorney's Race. therealnews.com In the final days of the race for State's Attorney, the case of Keith Davis Jr. sheds light on the three candidates' debate about who prosecutes homicides best—and most

Mark Taliano (2018-06-23). The Douma Gas Attack: A False Flag Operation. globalresearch.ca Political analyst Mark Taliano says that there is no evidence of a chemical attack in Douma and the alleged gas attack was only a false flag operation by the White Helmets. | Speaking in an exclusive interview with FNA, Taliano said …

NJSD (2018-06-23). The Persistent Myth of US Precision Bombing. globalresearch.ca In my recent report on the death toll in America's post-9/11 wars, I estimated that about 2.4 million Iraqis have been killed as a result of the U.S. invasion and hostile military occupation of their country. But opinion polls in …

Bob Brigham, Raw Story (2018-06-23). The Restaurant That Asked Sarah Sanders to Leave Let Employees Vote on Her Fate. alternet.org "This feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals. " | The owner of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia explained why she ejected White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders from the establishment on Friday evening. Speaking with The Washington Post, owner Stephanie Wilkinson acknowledged that she may have threatened the economic health of her small business with her principled stand, but said she would do it again. "I'm not a huge fan of confrontation," Wilkinson said. "I have a business, and I want the business to thrive. This feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals. "Wilkinson recounted how she was at home when she got a call informing her that Sanders was dining at. . .

Gareth Porter (2018-06-23). An Elite Coalition Emerges Against a Trump-Kim Agreement. globalresearch.ca An implicit coalition of corporate media, Democratic partisans and others loyal to the national security state are actively hostile to any agreement that would endanger the continuation of the 70-year-old Cold War between the United States and North Korea. | The …

Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams (2018-06-23). Ralph Nader Asks Former First Ladies: Why No 'Heartfelt Concern for Tens of Thousands of Children Killed or Seriously Maimed' by Their Husbands' Wars? alternet.org Consumer advocate puts check on Laura Bush and Michelle Obama for selective criticism when it comes to kids harmed by brutal U. S. policies | Noted consumer advocate and author Ralph Nader on Friday offered a sharp retort to Laura Bush and Michelle Obama in response to the former first ladies levied criticism at the Trump administration's cruel immigration policy that separated immigrant children from their families. "Would be nice if Laura Bush and Michelle Obama had expressed similar heartfelt concern for the tens of thousands of children killed or seriously maimed by the wars of their husbands in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere," he tweeted. As it's signed "-R," it was written by Nader himself, rather than his staff who often tweet on his behalf. The tweet follows an op-edpublished Sunday at the Washington Post in which Bush took aim at Trump's "zero tolerance"

Louisa Willcox (2018-06-22). My Friend Margot Kidder: Sharing a Love of Dogs, the Wild, and Speaking Truth to Power. counterpunch.org She could not be dead, I thought, she had survived so much — blizzards at the Standing Rock pipeline protest, her public breakdown, and even flying in the stratosphere as Lois Lane in the movie Superman. Yes, she was a celebrity — but I saw Margie simply as my friend. I had seen her just More

Jessica Corbett (2018-06-23). Supreme Court Just Ruled Against Warrantless Cellphone Tracking. mintpressnews.com In a decision that digital rights advocates called "a groundbreaking victory for Americans' privacy rights," the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that police generally must obtain a warrant before collecting cellphone records that can be used to track a person's movements. | The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which represented the petitioner, predicted the "historic" win "will have a ripple effect for privacy," particularly as it applies to data held by third parties. As the group explained in a series of tweets, "It will help protect all sorts of digital information stored online, from emails to data from smart home appliances." | #GetAWarrant pic.twitter.com/iIXvODUKpX | — ACLU (@ACLU) June 22, 2018 | Nate Freed Wessler, the ACLU staff attorney who argued the case, discussed the ruling and what it could mean for future cases in a short video posted…

Jessica Sutherland, Daily Kos (2018-06-23). 600-Pound Heroin Spoon Sculpture Placed Outside OxyContin Creator's Corporate Headquarters by Protesters. alternet.org The sculpture remained in place for over two hours before city workers arrived to remove it. | Addiction profiteer and OxyContin creator Purdue Pharma just can't get a break. The privately held pill-pusher palace faces myriad lawsuits for being a driving force in the addiction crisis currently gripping the nation, most recently coming from the state of Massachusetts on June 12. Then, the opiate factory announced massive layoffs this week, the second such move of 2018, along with a focus shift to drugs that actually help people rather than kill them. Just days after the layoffs were announced, employees at the family-owned death factory arrived Friday to find a most challenging piece of street art outside of the Stamford, Connecticut, headquarters of the company who still totally sells addictive painkillers: a nearly 600-pound sculpture of a heroin spoon, bent. . .

Sputnik (2018-06-23). Chinese-Owned Company Forges Ahead with US Lithium Mine in Former Supervolcano. globalresearch.ca A Canadian company, whose major shareholder is a Chinese firm, plans to move ahead with plans for a huge mine in Nevada to produce lithium for electric batteries. Sputnik looks at the significance of the Thacker Pass project. | The demand …

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-06-23). Exclusive from Arizona: A Once Silent Crisis is Now a Deafening Cry (Pt 2/2). therealnews.com Despite signing the end of family separation, "zero tolerance" policies are still in place, turning a decade long crisis into a larger problem

Dr. Ludwig Watzal (2018-06-23). Felicia Langer, A Great German-Israeli Human Rights Lawyer, Passed Away. globalresearch.ca A great Israeli-German Jew passed away. Her death represents a significant loss to the Palestinian people's struggle for justice, human rights, and self-determination. She and her late husband Mieciu, who died in 2015, stood for the other, the better Israel …

David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement (2018-06-23). Oregon State Supreme Court Denies Request from Bigoted Bakers for Case Review. alternet.org Now they'll try the U. S. Supreme Court. | The Oregon State Supreme Court has denied a request from the owners of Sweetcakes by Melissa, Melissa and Aaron Klein, to review the case against them, brought after they refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The Kleins were ordered to pay the couple $135,000 — not because they refused to bake them a wedding cake, but "for emotional suffering stemming directly from unlawful discrimination," the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) stated in 2015. "The amounts are damages related to the harm suffered by the Complainants, not fines or civil penalties which are punitive in nature. "Why? At least in part, Aaron Klein posted to Facebook the complaint filed by the same-sex couple against Sweetcakes by Melissa. The complaint had the same-sex couple's home address on it. The couple were. . .

Martin Sieff (2018-06-23). The World Transformed and No One in America Noticed. globalresearch.ca The world transformed and nobody in the West noticed. India and Pakistan have joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The 17 year-old body since its founding on June 15, 2001 has quietly established itself as the main alliance and grouping of …

Anton Woronczuk (2018-06-23). The Hope of a "Blue Wave" Is Dangerous to Democracy. truthout.org Repeat after me: The "Blue Wave" is nonsense. | Increasingly, there's a lot of buzz about an expected Democratic sweep in the midterms. It's in the mainstream newspapers and cable news (not Fox, of course). There's a #bluewave hashtag on Twitter, complete with a little tsunami emoji, to tie it all together. | History shows midterm elections generally do bring losses to the ruling party— 18 of the past 20 cycles. It is, of course, the preferred outcome for liberals and progressives. Yet, it also, increasingly looks to have all of the inevitability of Hillary Clinton winning the presidency in mid-2016. | We're in primary season now, and a close read of some key results suggests that Democrats can't afford to get overconfident. A blue wave may be coming, but there's a red wave also building. In today's highly polarized political scene,…

Jon Jeter (2018-06-23). The US Ruined Their Countries, Now Trump Calls Them "Animals" and Sends Them Back. mintpressnews.com Unmentioned in America's immigration debate is the role that both Democratic and Republican administrations have played in creating the volatile situations that force Hondurans, Guatemalans, Salvadorans and other Latino refugees to flee in the first place.

RT (2018-06-23). 'Incompetent enemies': John McAfee blasts 'poisoning' attempt from his hospital bed (PHOTOS). rt.com John McAfee says he has survived an attempt on his life after his "enemies" tried to poison him. The cybersecurity pioneer made the startling claim on Twitter and shared images of himself lying in a hospital bed covered in tubes.

RT (2018-06-23). Trump says he trusts Kim, cites 'good chemistry' & 'very good relationship' (VIDEO). rt.com In what appears to be another curtsey by Donald Trump to Kim Jong-un, the US leader said he trusts his North Korean counterpart, praising their "good chemistry" and "very good relationship."

RT (2018-06-23). Close encounters? Clinton & Comey within 1km of each other on Dublin trip (VIDEO). rt.com Hillary Clinton could be forgiven for thinking she's unable to escape James Comey's shadow — they each traveled thousands of kilometers from home to find themselves just 700 meters of each other in the Irish capital.

RT (2018-06-23). Restaurant owner kicks Sarah Sanders out, sparks online review war. rt.com White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were kicked out of a restaurant in Virginia on Friday, sparking a raging battle of one- and five-star reviews for the premises online from vying political factions.

Nick Pinto (2018-06-23). Debora Barrios-Vasquez Took Sanctuary in a Church Because ICE Separates Families Every Day. theintercept.com Sanctuary was an alternative to an impossible choice: dash her American son's dreams of working for NASA, or allow herself to be deported without him.

RT (2018-06-23). 'Ridiculous' v 'right thing to do': Twitter split after Netflix fires communication boss over N-word. rt.com The Netflix chief spokesman was fired over the use of the N-word during a meeting on insensitive words with his staff. While some people on Twitter hailed the online streaming giant's decision, others slammed it as ridiculous.

RT (2018-06-23). Major oil spill spreads across Iowa floodwaters, forcing evacuations after train derails (VIDEO). rt.com Drone footage released by authorities in Iowa shows oil spreading across flooded fields following a devastating train derailment. Dozens of damaged cars are seen piled on the broken train tracks near the Rock River.

RT (2018-06-23). Light attack plane crashes in New Mexico. rt.com A US Air Force light attack plane crashed Friday over a bombing range in New Mexico. One pilot was injured, while the condition of the second one was not disclosed.

Miriam Pensack (2018-06-23). Force-Feeding, Fasting, and Big Macs: the Doublespeak of Food at Guantánamo. theintercept.com At a media tour of Joint Task Force Guantánamo Bay this week, reporters were escorted not through interrogation rooms or military tribunals, but through kitchens. It might make sense that the military is eager to show off what it sees as humane living conditions for the detainees, while steering attention away from Guantánamo's legacy as a site of torture and human rights abuses. But the quotidian subject matter of food preparation and logistics provides a window into how the 16-year mission at GTMO, as it's known in military shorthand, is settling into permanence. | According to JTF Guantánamo Commander Rear Adm. John Ring, that mission has shifted from "expeditionary" to "enduring" since President Donald Trump's January 30 executive order mandating the continuation of detainment procedures at the military prison — a sharp contrast from former President Barack Obama's unfulfilled campaign pledge to close…

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Poor People's Campaign Caps Off 40 Days of Action
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-06-24
Thousands of people gathered in Washington, DC on Saturday where the Poor People's Campaign capped off 40 days of action with a rally and march to further energize its call for a "moral revival" and intention to "move forward together, not one step back." | Twin banners declaring "Fight Poverty Not the Poor" flanked the stage, where rousing speeches by noted figures including Rev. William Barber, Rev. Jesse Jackson, American Federation of Teachers leader Randi Weingarten, as well as others on the front-lines of the fight for justice–and those who amplify their voices–drew cheers. | "We are sick, we are homeless, we are separated from our families, and we will keep coming back until everyone has housing, voting rights, clean water, peace, and justice!" said Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, who, along with Rev. Barber, co-chairs the campaign, which
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Kushner: Mideast Peace Plan Due Soon, With or Without Abbas
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-24
In an interview with an Arabic language newspaper, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser appeals directly to the Palestinians and criticizes their leader. | The post Kushner: Mideast Peace Plan Due Soon, With or Without Abbas appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Evangelical Historian Explains How Christians Came to Put Trump Ahead of Jesus
Paul Rosenberg, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
"How do we reconcile the white evangelical politics of fear with the scriptural command to 'fear not'? " | John Fea is an evangelical Christian and a historian. When Donald Trump was elected with 81 percent of the self-described white evangelical vote, Fea was both stunned and surprised. "As a historian studying religion and politics, I should have seen this coming," he notes. Yet he did not. Which was why Fea ended up writing his new book, " Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump. "On its own terms, the book clearly succeeds in making sense for Fea and others like him, with potential for reaching wavering Trump supporters as well. He identifies and lucidly explores three fundamental flaws in evangelical thinking that have led them to embrace a leader who is wholly unfit by their own once-cherished moral standards, in pursuit. . .
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A Continuous Thread Runs Through US History: Hucksterism
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-06-24
Donald Trump may seem like a cruel huckster who deviates from a status quo of centrism in the United States. However, argues Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, Trump is really the apotheosis of a long history of delusion and fantasy in the US. | Mark Karlin: What were some of the first examples of the "conjuring of America"? | Kurt Andersen: America was a blank slate for conjuring from the start in the early 1600s. The English settlers were people passionately convinced of various exciting untruths. In Massachusetts, they were religious zealots — an extreme faction of an extreme faction (Puritans) of a new religion (Protestantism) who imagined they were God's chosen people sent to the New World to create a theocracy, wage wars on Satan's agents (Native people, witches) and await Jesus's return. In Virginia, they were …
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ICE Detention Is 'Soul-Destroying': Eritrean Immigrant Dies by Suicide After US Deports Him
Amy Goodman, Democracy Now | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
Zeresenay Ermias Testfatsion died by suicide at the Cairo International Airport. He was 34 years old. | An Eritrean man took his own life after being deported from the United States earlier this month. Zeresenay Ermias Testfatsion died by suicide at the Cairo International Airport. He was 34 years old. Testfatsion sought asylum in the United States in 2017, fleeing violence in Eritrea. He spent more than a year detained in South Florida and Ohio before he was deported. Friends and family are demanding to know why he was deported to Eritrea, despite his fears that he would be tortured or even killed there. We speak with Christine Ho, founder of a volunteer visitation program that provides support for immigrants and asylum-seekers inside Broward Transitional Center, the immigrant detention center in South Florida where Testfatsion was jailed for more than a year. TRANSCRIPTAMY. . .
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Here's Why This Is Going to Be the Best Summer Ever — For Mosquitos
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
The tiny mosquito can be a big summer nuisance | As you pack your bags for the cottage or campground this weekend, don't forget to bring light clothes with long sleeves — and a truckload or two of insect repellent. Spring has come and gone, so welcome to mosquito season. How much we enjoy summer in North America depends a lot on how many mosquitoes there are waiting for us outside. Their bites are itchy and their drone annoying, but there's also concern that mosquitoes carrying dangerous diseases are knocking on our door. So what makes some years worse than others? Is it a good year for mosquitoes? : You don't have to be an entomologist (a. k. a. an insect scientist) to notice that the mosquito population size can vary from year to year and place to place. Last June, I couldn't set foot outside my Ottawa home without. . .
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Refugee Crisis: Manufactured Migrants Are Tools in U.S. Empire's 'Grand Chessboard'
Barrie Zwicker | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-24
First published in June 2017 | The refugee crisis in Europe, the largest seen since World War 2, is no accident. | Former U.S. State Department official J. Michael Springmann addresses this verboten subject in his just-released second book Goodbye Europe? Hello, …
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"The Israeli Dream": The Criminal Roadmap Towards "Greater Israel"?
Felicity Arbuthnot | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-24
The concept of a "Greater Israel" according to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, is a Jewish State stretching "'From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates. The Yinon plan is an Israeli strategic plan which seeks the balkanization of the surrounding Arab states into smaller and weaker states.
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GOP Farm Bill Supports Hunger, Agribusiness and Ecocide
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-24
By a narrow 213 — 211 margin, including all undemocratic Dems and 20 Republicans, House members passed a deplorable $867 billion farm bill — a measure only agribusiness, opponents of ecosanity, and anti-social justice advocates could love. | According to House …
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Ann Coulter
Jeff Danziger | truthdig.com | 2018-06-24
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Trump Calls for Asylum Seekers to Be Expelled 'Immediately' — Without 'Judges or Court Cases'
Hunter, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
Donald Trump is, of course, the same person who whined, "Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process? " | This morning Donald Trump again made the goals of his new policies clear–and again escalated his demands, this time to declare that refugees entering America be sent back 'immediately', and without trial. We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. [. . . ]Sending asylum-seekers fleeing violence back to their home nations without hearings is both unconstitutional and a clear international human rights violation, although there are few remaining Republicans who would be concerned by either. It is also enforcing American complicity in the violence they are fleeing. . .
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That Time Mike Pence Praised Donald Trump 14 Times in Less Than 3 Minutes
Joel K. Goldstein, History News Network | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
Pence has sought to develop and maintain a good relationship with the president by showering Trump with a level of praise that sets new standards of sycophancy. | The presidency of Donald J. Trump has stressed many institutions of American government and democracy, and the vice presidency is no exception. Prior to Trump's presidency, six consecutive administrations, three from each party, had embraced the White House vice presidency, the new model for the nation's second office that Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale created more than 40 years ago. Vice President Mike Pence has benefitted from these precedents during his first 17 months in office but Trump's idiosyncratic presidency and Pence's response have challenged this institutional advance in important respects. The new vice presidency that Carter and Mondale created rested on four pillars. The vice president could help achieve the president's objectives if. . .
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Told to Leave Virginia Restaurant
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-24
The White House press secretary is booted from the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, because she works for President Donald Trump, setting off a fierce debate. | The post Sarah Huckabee Sanders Told to Leave Virginia Restaurant appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Canada's Secret Government: Who is the Power Behind the Throne?
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-24
We often hear about the American Deep State undermining the will of the electorate and influencing policy in ways that favour for-profit interests. We rarely hear about a Canadian Deep State. Are there power players driving the decision-making in Ottawa behind the scenes?>…
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No Timeline in New U.S. Plan to Reunite Immigrant Families
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-24
The Trump administration issues a reunification fact sheet, saying it knows the location of all the children it has separated from parents or guardians at the border. | The post No Timeline in New U.S. Plan to Reunite Immigrant Families appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Ryan's Leadership
Jeff Danziger | truthdig.com | 2018-06-24
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Why Did You Start The Real News?
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-06-24
As part of our summer fundraiser special series, Dharna Noor asks Paul Jay why he started The Real News | The post Why Did You Start The Real News? appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Soccer and Sausages: The World Cup's Inflated Carbon Budget
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-24
With the World Cup underway in Russia, it's sausages that are preoccupying one group of researchers, not soccer. They want to know how many sausages are eaten at the matches and what the resulting impact on the climate will be. | The study, by nu3, a German company specialising in nutrition and food supplements, says that at each World Cup match nearly 25,000 sausages will be swallowed by spectators. | As a result of the consumption of all those sausages — and their production — more than 3,000 kg of climate-changing carbon dioxide will be produced at every game played in Russia, says the study. | Its findings are a follow-on from nu3's larger study, the Food Carbon Footprint Index, published earlier this year, which compares carbon dioxide emissions for 130 countries worldwide based on dietary habits. | By determining the…
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Detained Migrants Are Being Told They Can Reunite With Their Kids If They Sign Voluntary Deportation Orders
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
A private attorney cautions it's highly unlikely these migrant children will meet their parents at the airport. | Migrants held in a detention facility in Houston separate from their children are being told they can reunite with their kids if they agree to sign a voluntary deportation order, the Texas Tribune reports. A Honduran man told the Tribune at least 20 to 25 Central American men have been separated from their children, with most receiving the voluntary deportation offer. Authorities have reportedly told these men they will reunite with their kids at the airport if they agree to deportation. The Honduran man told the Tribune he signed the voluntary deportation order and "abandoned his asylum case" in order to see his six-year-old daughter whom he was separated from in May. "I was told I would not be deported without my daughter," the man, who. . .
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Defending the EU Rather Than One's Own Country
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-06-24
The attempt by the Italian president to install an outsider from the IMF to be prime minister symbolized an end of national sovereignty in Europe, reports Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus in Milan Special to Consortium News By invoking his… Read more ?…
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Crisis of the U.S. Dollar System
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-24
US military threats are required to sustain the continued hegemony of the US Dollar System…
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Unmasking the GOP as the Party of Negligent Homicide
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-06-24
In Arizona, a family caring for a child's heart condition lost their house and car to medical bills they couldn't pay. In St. Louis, a shelter closed and later a homeless man was found frozen to death in a trash bin. In California, a poor family was found dead in their van from carbon monoxide poisoning. | "Poverty is a death sentence," Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a 2016 campaign rally. The audience nodded. They should've screamed. Look at the history. Look at the statistics. Conservative and neoliberal policies kill hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. When Republicans dismantle Obamacare, they kill people. When lawmakers from both parties shred the safety net, they kill people. | Neoliberal Democrats are complicit too. The devastating anti-poor measures that passed under the guise of "welfare reform" in 1996 were championed by…
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War and the Refugee Crisis: The Western Powers Which Bomb Enemy Nations Are Rejecting Their Refugees
Masud Wadan | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-24
The very giants that bomb and reduce alleged enemy nations to rubble are unfortunately the major destinations for the refugees fleeing wars. With the facts behind global aggressions unfolding, the incursions and preemptive strikes under different pretexts are no longer …
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Fox News Panel Derails After Trump Advisor Accuses Black Democrat of Being 'Out of His Cotton-Picking Mind'
Tom Boggioni, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
"Brother, let me tell you something. Let me tell you something, I got some relatives who picked cotton, okay? " | Fox News host Ed Henry had to shut down a discussion on President Donald Trump's immigration policies on Sunday morning when White House adviser David Bossie told a black Democratic consultant that he was out of his "cotton-picking mind. "During the segment, Democratic communications expert Joel Payne railed at the Trump administration racist policies. The criticism angered Bossie, who also complained about ex-CIA Director Michael Hayden comparing the child detention centers to a Nazi concentration camp. "Michael Hayden posted a picture of Auschwitz," Bossie complained. "Yeah, that liberal Michael Hayden," Payne shot back, sarcastically referring to the fact that Hayden is a conservative. "You are out of your cotton-picking mind! " Bossie blurted, causing Payne to blow up. "Cotton-picking mind? " Payne exclaimed. "Brother, let me tell you something. Let me tell you something, I got some relatives who picked cotton, okay? "Host Henry tried to take control as the two guests began yelling at each other, with Henry insisting Bossie intended to say "out of your mind," before he called an end to the panel. Watch the video below via Fox News:. . .
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Jared Kushner's Grandmother Had a Big Problem With the 'Closed Doors' That Faced Refugees to America
Allen Sloan, Pro Publica | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
The family of President Trump's son-in-law and adviser escaped the Holocaust — but had to wait in a camp for years to be allowed into the U. S. If Kushner shares her view, he's keeping it private. | Way before Jared Kushner became internationally famous by moving into the White House to work for his father-in-law Donald Trump, those of us who live in New Jersey knew the family was an amazing story of immigrant success. Jared Kushner's paternal grandparents, Holocaust survivors Joseph and Rae Kushner, came to the United States in 1949 as impoverished Eastern European refugees and begat a family whose office buildings, apartment complexes and philanthropic efforts are important parts of the business and social landscapes in New Jersey and elsewhere. Yes, there are scandals and feuds besetting parts of the family, and Jared's father Charles racked up some prison time. But. . .
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Here's Why the Hope of a 'Blue Wave' in November Is Dangerous to Democracy
Chris Winters, YES! Magazine | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
Repeat after me: The "Blue Wave" is nonsense. | Increasingly, there's a lot of buzz about an expected Democratic sweep in the midterms. It's in the mainstream newspapers and cable news (not Fox, of course). There's a #bluewave hashtag on Twitter, complete with a little tsunami emoji, to tie it all together. History shows midterm elections generally do bring losses to the ruling party– 18 of the past 20 cycles. It is, of course, the preferred outcome for liberals and progressives. Yet, it also, increasingly looks to have all of the inevitability of Hillary Clinton winning the presidency in mid-2016. We're in primary season now, and a close read of some key results suggests that Democrats can't afford to get overconfident. A blue wave may be coming, but there's a red wave also building. In today's highly polarized political scene, not even a. . .
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America's March to Inequality: Why the U.N. Poverty Report Alarms Trump's Plutocrats
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-24
A report issued by United Nations Special Rapporteur Philip Alston shines a bright light on how unequal a society the U.S. is. | The post America's March to Inequality: Why the U.N. Poverty Report Alarms Trump's Plutocrats appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Drug Shortages Pose a Public Health Crisis in the US
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-06-24
On June 12, the American Medical Association announced that drug shortages pose an urgent public health crisis. This crisis should be of concern to all Americans. | The Food and Drug Administration defines a drug shortage as a "period of time when the demand or projected demand for a medically necessary drug in the U.S. exceeds its supply." All too often, a shortage means that doctors cannot give the right drugs to patients when needed. | Serious drug shortages are not a new phenomenon. The FDA recognized their prevalence and established a Drug Shortage Program back in 1999. The problem, however, persists. | In Short Supply: | Currently, the U.S. is short on 182 drugs and medical supplies, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The list includes IV bags, injectable morphine and other powerful painkillers,…
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In About-Face, Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr Moves Closer to Iran
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-24
The maverick Shiite cleric, the main winner in Iraq's parliamentary elections, ran on a platform of putting Iraqis first. Instead, he has forged a post-election coalition with a rival Shiite bloc. | The post In About-Face, Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr Moves Closer to Iran appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Glenn Beck Storms Off CNN After Brian Stelter Asks 'Ridiculous Question' About His Media Company 'Imploding'
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
"You want to play those games? " Glenn Beck asked. "Have a nice day. " | "The Blaze" founder Glenn Beck on Sunday blew up at CNN's Brian Stelter over a question about his company "imploding," accusing the "Reliable Sources" host of "dividing" America and only caring about "ratings. "Beck accused Stelter of bringing him on the show "because it's all about ratings. ""This isn't about ratings," Beck said of his appearance on Stelter's show. "This is about saving our country, bringing us together. Stop dividing us. ""So, to be clear, you think that I'm dividing the country for ratings by booking you? " Stelter asked,"Brian, stop — look at what you're doing," Beck said. "When did this become about you? It's about the media and the administration. That's what you guys want to make it into, okay? ""If it was about me, I would do like a ten-minute. . .
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Trump's Gang May be Incompetent At a Spectacular Level — But They're Also Cruel and Nasty to the Bone
Michael Winship, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
Only we can fix it. | Our "I alone can fix it" president has gotten us in another fix, all right. Of course, whenever he screws up big time, Mister I Alone starts blaming everyone but Mister I Alone. He had admitted as much the other day when he was in Singapore for his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and bragged about the great deal he imagined he had made: "I may stand before you in six months and say, 'Hey, I was wrong. ' I don't know that I'll ever admit that, but I'll find some kind of an excuse. " He was, in his gruesome way, joking, but many a truth in jest, etc. Just this week, The Daily 202, the compendium of political news from the Washington Post, made a list of some of the many times Donald. . .
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Suppressing US War Crimes: The Cold War Denial Machine Lives On
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-06-24
A shadowy chapter of US Cold War history involving germ warfare allegations in 1952 recently played out in the New York Review of Books: In February, Michael Ignatieff, former Canadian politician and international political scholar, wrote a movie review of Errol Morris's recent six-part Netflix docudrama, "Wormwood." | "Wormwood" investigates the mysterious 1953 death of a top US germ war scientist and CIA employee, Frank Olson. Olson was bludgeoned on the back of the head and "dropped" from the 13th floor window of his Manhattan hotel room under orders from his CIA bosses, according to his son, Eric Olson. The US government was at that time very actively engaged in an international denial effort to brand claims of widespread US biological warfare use during the Korean War as communist propaganda. As a top scientist at the Army Chemical Corp's biological warfare…
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Iraqi Children: Deprived Rights, Stolen Future
Bie Kentane | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-24
For more than two decades of war, foreign occupation and economic sanctions, Iraqi children have been subjected to grave violations of human rights.
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Let Them Know: °Niños, No Están Solos!
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-06-24
They chanted, they held signs, and they sang Mexican lullabies. At times, they screamed as loud as they could: " °Niños, no están solos!" ("Children, you are not alone"), hoping those inside the warehouse-turned-prison would hear them. | That was the scene on Father's Day as more than 100 people gathered for an emergency rally outside the Ursula Immigration Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on the border with Mexico, about an hour's drive west of the Gulf of Mexico. | In an inspiring show of solidarity, dozens of activists from places as far away as New York and North Carolina made the trip to the Rio Grande Valley and joined local organizers and community members to bear witness as families continued to be torn apart at the border. | During the days since, outrage at the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy has
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Failure of the Left Leaves Italy a Victim of the Market
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-06-24
The failure of the Italian Left has left Italy dominated by the 'free market', just as a European Union commissioner said it would, according to Attilio Moro. By Attilio Moro in Brussels Special to Consortium News At the end of… Read more ?…
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Is Gene Editing the New Name for Eugenics?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-24
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Gaza: The World's Largest Prison
Ghali Hassan | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-24
The Israeli Army (IA) is building the most impenetrable barrier, which will include fences with electronic sensors, watchtowers mounted with remote control machineguns, and hundreds of videos and night vision cameras.
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AFSCME califica de 'inhumana' la política de Trump
Pablo Ros | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-24
AFSCME puso una queja ante el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos en respuesta a la política inhumana del Presidente Donald Trump de separar a los hijos de sus padres en la frontera de México con Estados Unidos. "Esta política inhumana es una cruel alternativa que no nos da seguridad, ni …
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San Francisco Woman Who Called Cops on Black Girl for Selling Water Says She's Not Racist
Martin Cizmar, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
And adds that she was only 'pretending' to call the cops. | The white woman who called the police on an 8-year-old black girl who was selling water outside her San Francisco apartment says she's not racist and that she was only pretending to call. The woman, Alison Ettel, was contacted by the Huffington Post. "This has no racial component to it," she said. She also told HuffPo that she only "pretended" to call the police on the girl. In the video, shot by the girl's mother and posted to Instagram, Ettel tried to hide behind a wall as she was filmed. "This woman don't want a little girl to sell some water, she's calling the police on an 8-year-old girl," the girl's mother said. Make this bitch go viral like #bbqbecky she's #permitpatty would you rather my daughter be out here getting into. . .
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Is Queer Culture Losing Its Radical Roots?
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
Has Pride been co-opted? This year's Toronto Pride parade spectators have been asked to wear black in honor of the victims of serial killers. | If you check out popular Canadian gay magazines such as IN Magazine, OUT Magazine and Gay Living, you may find headlines like: "Gay couple travels across Spain with pets" and "Middle-Age, Sexless Marriage: What's to be Done? " along with the latest news about RuPaul's Drag Race or the new Queer Eye series. Perusing these articles, one wouldn't think gay men had any serious problems at all. However, the more political Daily Xtra featured a headline about this year's Toronto 2018 Pride procession planned to remember not only the victims of an alleged gay serial killer, but also those murdered by a van driver in Toronto in April. The official theme of this. . .
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'Deeply Offensive And Wholly Inappropriate': Fox News Distances Itself From Ex-Trump Advisor's 'Cotton-Picking Mind' Slur
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
Fox News guest David Bossie apologized for the comment Sunday. | Fox News distanced itself from a comment made by former Donald Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie, who told a black Democrat he was out of his "cotton-picking mind" during a Fox & Friends segment Sunday. "David Bossie's comments today were deeply offensive and wholly inappropriate," a Fox News spokesperson said. "His remarks do not reflect the sentiments of FOX News and we do not in any way condone them. "Bossie made the remark Sunday during an exchange with Democratic strategist Joel Payne. "'Cotton-picking mind? '" Payne replied. "Brother, let me tell you something. Let me tell you something. I've got some relatives who picked cotton and I'm not going to sit back and let you attack me on TV like that. "Host Ed Henry briefly addressed the comment later in the show, telling. . .
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Sobbing Roseanne Barr Tries Again to Defend Herself Over Racist Tweet: 'I Didn't Know' Valerie Jarrett Is Black
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
The comedian cried while discussing the May 2018 controversy that resulted in her show's cancellation. | Comedian Roseanne Barr tried to defend herself–again–after a series of racist tweets prompted the cancellation of her highly-rated ABC sitcom, insisting she "didn't know" former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett is black. "When ABC called me and said, 'What is the reason for your egregious racism? ,' I said, 'Oh my God, it is a form of racism,'" Barr told Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, her spiritual adviser, in an interview posted to Soundcloud on Sunday. "I guess I didn't know she was black, and I'll cop to it, but I thought she was white. "Barr said she "horribly [regrets]" her racist tweet about Jarrett, who she said resembles what a person would look like if "[the] muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby. ""It's really hard to say. . .
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DeVos Has Scuttled More Than 1,200 Civil Rights Probes Inherited From Obama
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-06-24
Whether schoolchildren in DeSoto County, Mississippi, are paddled varies by their race. Black students are almost two and a half times more likely than whites to endure the corporal punishment permitted under school district policy for skipping class, insubordination, repeated tardiness, flagrant dress code violations, or other misbehavior: up to three "licks per incident on the buttocks with an appropriate instrument approved by the principal." | Black students in DeSoto — a suburban area just south of Memphis, Tennessee — are also more prone to face other forms of school discipline. While comprising 35 percent of district enrollment, they account for 55 percent of suspensions and expulsions, and more than 60 percent of referrals to law enforcement, federal education data shows. | Citing such disparities, a group of families in the county filed a federal complaint in 2015…
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How Donald Trump's Trade Wars Could Lead to a Great Depression
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-24
Leaders are routinely confronted with philosophical dilemmas. Here's a classic one for our Trumptopian times: If you make enemies out of your friends and friends out of your enemies, where does that leave you? | What does winning (or losing) really look like? Is a world in which walls of every sort encircle America's borders a goal worth seeking? And what would be left in a future fragmented international economic system marked by tit-for-tat tariffs, travel restrictions, and hyper-nationalism? Ultimately, how will such a world affect regular people? | Let's cut through all of this for the moment and ask one crucial question about our present cult-of-personality era in American politics: Other than accumulating more wealth and influence for himself, his children, and the Trump family empire, what's Donald J. Trump's end game as president? If his goal is…
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Obama's Russia Expert Explains the 'Giant Gap' Between Trump's Policies and His Friendship with Putin
Matthew Rozsa, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
Former U. S. ambassador to Russia on Trump, Putin, the Mueller probe and how U. S. -Russia relations got this way | Michael McFaul served as Barack Obama's ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014 and before that on the National Security Council as special assistant to the president and senior director of Russian and Eurasian affairs. He is also a distinguished academic, who specializes in Russian affairs and America's bilateral relationship with Russia, and used his years of scholarship to help Obama develop his "Russian reset" policy. That policy, you may recall, was Obama's much-maligned attempt to put the United States on a better footing in its post-Cold War relationship with Russia. It may be strange to recall that there was a time when Republicans criticized a Democratic president for trying to improve America's relationship with Russia, instead of it being the other way around.
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The Currency War Will Escalate as China's 'Petro-Yuan' Challenges the U.S. Military-Backed 'Petro-Dollar'
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-24
Of relevance to the ongoing currency war, first published in November 2017 | One quote that always crosses my mind regarding the decline of the U.S. dollar and the state of geopolitics associated with it, is by Gerald Celente, founder …
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Trump Hasn't Actually Ended Family Separation. Here's How One Border Town Is Fighting Back
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-06-24
"Tell them not to hug," Antar Davidson's supervisor shouted at him. "Tell them not to hug!" | Davidson, 32, was employed as a youth care worker at a Tucson shelter run by Southwest Keys Programs, the organization contracted by the federal government to house immigrant children across multiple states. His job was to assist with the approximately 300 immigrant children, ages 4 to 17, living there. | As the only staff member fluent in Portuguese, he had been called in to translate for three recently-arrived Brazilian siblings ages 8, 10, and 16. The siblings were distraught. They hadn't slept since they arrived at the shelter that morning, and staff had told them that their mother had disappeared. In Brazil, those who are "disappeared" are abducted from their homes and never seen again. They were terrified. Davidson addressed the oldest brother, "You…
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Is Donald Trump a Liar? Maybe Not — And That's When It Really Gets Scary
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-06-24
Our president says blatantly false things all day long. For him, they all serve a large and terrible truth | There was and is no law requiring the children of undocumented immigrants to be taken away from their parents at the border. There is no crime wave caused by immigrants in Germany. (That nation's historically low crime rate has fallen recently, and as in the United States immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born citizens. ) There was no measurable number of illegal votes cast in the 2016 election. Donald Trump's inauguration did not draw the largest crowds in history, and in his first year he did not sign more legislation than any other president. (Indeed, he ranked last among post-World War II presidents. )Do you want me to go on? I definitely don't. But how are we to categorize Trump as. . .
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"I am not just a refugee"
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-06-24
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The FBI Is Using Unvetted, Right-Wing Blacklists to Question Activists About Their Support for Palestine
Alex Kane | theintercept.com | 2018-06-24
Ahmad Aburas was sitting in class one evening in September 2016 when a security officer at Seton Hall Law School, the New Jersey school that Aburas attends, came to get him. Gerald Lenihan, the school's security manager, said he needed to speak to Aburas right away. | Aburas was surprised by the request, but he left his civil procedure class and followed Lenihan to his office, figuring it was about something inconsequential, like his car or school ID. | But when Aburas arrived at Lenihan's office, it quickly became apparent that this was about something different. In the office were two law enforcement agents: Craig Mott, a New Jersey state police detective, and Ted Kolshorn, an FBI agent, both part of the New Jersey Joint Terrorism Task Force.For 35 minutes, they interviewed Aburas because they had questions about pro-Palestinian messages he had written…
theintercept.com/2018/06/24/students-for…

Sohail Daulatzai on Islam, White Supremacy, and the Myth of the Empire of Liberty
Jeremy Scahill | theintercept.com | 2018-06-24
Sohail Daulatzai discusses his new book and explains why the film "The Battle of Algiers" is still relevant more than 50 years after its release. | The post Sohail Daulatzai on Islam, White Supremacy, and the Myth of the Empire of Liberty appeared first on The Intercept.
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Outpour of support for 8yo black girl after white woman calls police over her selling water (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-24
A video showing a white woman in San Francisco reporting an 8-year-old girl to the police for selling water without a permit has gone viral, with people calling out the woman, dubbed 'Permit Patty,' for racial bias.
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Taking a stand for Taibeh
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-06-24
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Kushner touts 'deal' to Palestinians as Middle East peace process in tatters after US Embassy move
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-24
US President Donald Trump's special adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has been touting a US-designed peace deal to Palestinians "soon" to be revealed after the US Embassy's move to Jerusalem derailed relations in the region.
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Amal Nasr: the story of a woman from Syria
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-06-24
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Lyin', Crazy, Wacky, Sloppy: Trump's nicknames keep on coming
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-24
Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has a knack for nicknames. The US president has delivered a collection of catchy — and sometimes accurate — names for his rivals, enemies, and even friends.
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Iraq: Displaced Families Blocked from Returning
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-06-24
Residents of Shahama camp speak with relatives through the camp fence. | | | © 2017 Sami Hilali | (Baghdad) — Iraqi army soldiers at two checkpoints in Anbar governorate have arbitrarily prevented a group of displaced families from returning home in what appears to be an act of collective punishment, Human Rights Watch said today. | The families were taken to camps for displaced people in Anbar after being blocked from returning in late February 2018 and again in early June. The families were displaced by fighting against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) in 2014 and now want to return. The area has been under the control of the Iraqi government since February 2015. The families are from the Sa'ada tribe, whose members have been accused of affiliating with ISIS, Anbar…
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South Carolina Congressional Runoff Signals a Pro-Palestine Shift Among Democrats
Zaid Jilani | theintercept.com | 2018-06-24
Foreign policy isn't exactly Congress's strong suit. | Few lawmakers enter the legislature prepared to debate the ins and outs of arms transfers, trade, or international aid. On issues of war and peace, Congress has more or less abdicated its historical oversight responsibility, choosing instead to defer to the executive branch. But despite its hands-off approach, Congress has rarely been afraid to weigh in when it comes to Israel. | Bills advocating additional military aid to Israel typically sail through the House and Senate, and one-sided resolutions taking Israel's position almost always pass with a near-majority of congressional support. In fact, one of the biggest taboos on Capitol Hill has been dissenting from lockstep support for the Israeli government. Former President Barack Obama even chose to justify his continued support for Israel military action during the Gaza war in…
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'No one is banning us': Red Cross calls out MSNBC host for false immigration claim
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-24
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough has accused the Red Cross of "spin" after the humanitarian organization called him out for an incorrect interpretation of the aid agency's tweet on US border detentions.
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Horrifying cop bodycam shows officers shooting dog & hitting 9yo girl (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-24
Police bodycam footage showing a Wichita officer firing at a family dog and injuring a 9-year-old girl with bullet fragments has been released. The child can be heard screaming as she is hit.
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Behind every refugee is a name
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-06-24
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US sends caskets to N. Korea in preparation for return of US war dead
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-24
The US military has sent 100 wooden caskets to the border of North Korea in preparation for the repatriation of the remains of US soldiers killed in the Korean War.
rt.com/usa/430709-us-korea-soldiers-repa…

Art of distortion: Misleading images fire up immigration debate
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-24
Time magazine faced backlash for misleading readers after the revelation that the crying toddler on its cover was not separated from her parents. This iconic image is not the only one that MSM misused covering immigration limbo.
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Real friend, fake croc? Debunking the viral 'man vs alligator' video
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-24
An incredible video of a man apparently rescuing his friend from an approaching crocodile has been doing the rounds online, with many stunned viewers commending him for his bravery. However, all is not as it seems.
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Internet Blasts 'Openly Racist' Mike Huckabee for Posting Racist Tweet: 'This Is Fascism'
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-06-23
"Laying the Groundwork for Genocide. " | Mike Huckabee once portrayed himself as an affable centrist Republican, a man who loved people and loved playing his guitar. An ordained Baptist minister who would minister to the nation. He used all that to serve as the Republican governor of Arkansas for nine years, and run for president twice. That was all a lie, a cover, a smokescreen. A mask. Mike Huckabee is a racist. It should come as little surprise. His daughter is the White House press secretary under President Donald Trump. She has a record of supporting Trump's polices and a record of lying to reporters on a regular basis. Today, Mike Huckabee is under fire after he posted a vile and offensive tweet. It shows an image of young, shirtless teen boys with tattoos. The image has appeared on dozens of. . .
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How Climate Change will Reduce Crop Yields and Spike Food Prices
Jared Porter | therealnews.com | 2018-06-23
A new study shows how climate change will impact global food security, particularly by reducing crop yields and increasing crop yield volatility. This, in turn, will have a strong effect on the prices of basic staples, particularly corn and rice. We speak Michelle Tigchelaar, one of the report's authors | The post How Climate Change will Reduce Crop Yields and Spike Food Prices appeared first on The Real News Network.
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US Gov't Treats Dogs Better than Detained Immigrant Children
Jared Porter | therealnews.com | 2018-06-23
While the US Department of Homeland Security puts immigrant children in cages, Customs and Border Protection treats dogs to "plush double-sided sheepskin bedding" at a pet resort. TRNN's Ben Norton speaks with investigative journalist Ken Klippenstein | The post US Gov't Treats Dogs Better than Detained Immigrant Children appeared first on The Real News Network.
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The Douma Gas Attack: A False Flag Operation
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
Political analyst Mark Taliano says that there is no evidence of a chemical attack in Douma and the alleged gas attack was only a false flag operation by the White Helmets. | Speaking in an exclusive interview with FNA, Taliano said …
globalresearch.ca/the-douma-gas-attack-a…

A Call for the NDP to Withdraw from the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
The undersigned are appalled by the recent deaths in Gaza. At least 110 Palestinians have been killed and thousands injured by sniper fire and noxious gas used by the Israeli military. The recent violence takes place alongside ongoing land theft, …
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The US Ruined Their Countries, Now Trump Calls Them "Animals" and Sends Them Back
Jon Jeter | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-23
Unmentioned in America's immigration debate is the role that both Democratic and Republican administrations have played in creating the volatile situations that force Hondurans, Guatemalans, Salvadorans and other Latino refugees to flee in the first place. | The post The US Ruined Their Countries, Now Trump Calls Them "Animals" and Sends Them Back appeared first on MintPress News.
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Reflections on the Poor People's Campaign in Michigan
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
Featured image: Poor People's Campaign of Michigan rally outside the Department of Treasury on June 11, 2018 | Six weeks of rallies, mass demonstrations and civil disobedience concluded in Michigan on Monday June 18 when hundreds of participants in the Poor …
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The Restaurant That Asked Sarah Sanders to Leave Let Employees Vote on Her Fate
Bob Brigham, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-06-23
"This feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals. " | The owner of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia explained why she ejected White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders from the establishment on Friday evening. Speaking with The Washington Post, owner Stephanie Wilkinson acknowledged that she may have threatened the economic health of her small business with her principled stand, but said she would do it again. "I'm not a huge fan of confrontation," Wilkinson said. "I have a business, and I want the business to thrive. This feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals. "Wilkinson recounted how she was at home when she got a call informing her that Sanders was dining at. . .
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Yemen War: Iranian Navy Dispatches Warships to Gulf of Aden
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
On June 21, the Iranian Navy dispatched two warships to the Gulf of Aden, where a fierce battle is ongoing between the Ansar Allah movement (also known as the Houthis) and the Saudi-led coalition for the port city of al-Hudaydah….
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The Kim-Trump Summit: Why Now? Why Not Before? Why Not Later?
PJHC | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
Early in the morning of June 12, 2018, the world watched Kim Jong-un, supreme leader of North Korea and Donald Trump, president of the United States shaking hands in front of the main entrance of Hotel Capella in …
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Chinese-Owned Company Forges Ahead with US Lithium Mine in Former Supervolcano
Sputnik | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
A Canadian company, whose major shareholder is a Chinese firm, plans to move ahead with plans for a huge mine in Nevada to produce lithium for electric batteries. Sputnik looks at the significance of the Thacker Pass project. | The demand …
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Supreme Court Just Ruled Against Warrantless Cellphone Tracking
Jessica Corbett | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-23
In a decision that digital rights advocates called "a groundbreaking victory for Americans' privacy rights," the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that police generally must obtain a warrant before collecting cellphone records that can be used to track a person's movements. | The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which represented the petitioner, predicted the "historic" win "will have a ripple effect for privacy," particularly as it applies to data held by third parties. As the group explained in a series of tweets, "It will help protect all sorts of digital information stored online, from emails to data from smart home appliances." | #GetAWarrant pic.twitter.com/iIXvODUKpX | — ACLU (@ACLU) June 22, 2018 | Nate Freed Wessler, the ACLU staff attorney who argued the case, discussed the ruling and what it could mean for future cases in a short video posted…
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General Motors Held Responsible for Abuses in its Plant in Colombia
Jared Porter | therealnews.com | 2018-06-23
A protest at the annual GM shareholders' meeting in Detroit called attention to the fact that GM in Colombia regularly fires injured workers and fails to provide them with compensation. Frank Hammer, who recently visited the GM plant, reports on the protest and what is going on in Colombia | The post General Motors Held Responsible for Abuses in its Plant in Colombia appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Felicia Langer, A Great German-Israeli Human Rights Lawyer, Passed Away
Dr. Ludwig Watzal | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
A great Israeli-German Jew passed away. Her death represents a significant loss to the Palestinian people's struggle for justice, human rights, and self-determination. She and her late husband Mieciu, who died in 2015, stood for the other, the better Israel …
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Exclusive from Arizona: A Once Silent Crisis is Now a Deafening Cry (Pt 2/2)
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-06-23
Despite signing the end of family separation, "zero tolerance" policies are still in place, turning a decade long crisis into a larger problem | The post Exclusive from Arizona: A Once Silent Crisis is Now a Deafening Cry (Pt 2/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.
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The Diseased, Lying, Condition of America's 'News' Media
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
Both President Trump and former President Obama are commonly said in America's 'news' media to be or to have been "ceding Syria to Russia" or "ceding Syria to Russia and Iran," or similar allegations. They imply that 'we' own (or …
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The Murder Rate and the State's Attorney's Race
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-06-23
In the final days of the race for State's Attorney, the case of Keith Davis Jr. sheds light on the three candidates' debate about who prosecutes homicides best–and most | The post The Murder Rate and the State's Attorney's Race appeared first on The Real News Network.
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600-Pound Heroin Spoon Sculpture Placed Outside OxyContin Creator's Corporate Headquarters by Protesters
Jessica Sutherland, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-06-23
The sculpture remained in place for over two hours before city workers arrived to remove it. | Addiction profiteer and OxyContin creator Purdue Pharma just can't get a break. The privately held pill-pusher palace faces myriad lawsuits for being a driving force in the addiction crisis currently gripping the nation, most recently coming from the state of Massachusetts on June 12. Then, the opiate factory announced massive layoffs this week, the second such move of 2018, along with a focus shift to drugs that actually help people rather than kill them. Just days after the layoffs were announced, employees at the family-owned death factory arrived Friday to find a most challenging piece of street art outside of the Stamford, Connecticut, headquarters of the company who still totally sells addictive painkillers: a nearly 600-pound sculpture of a heroin spoon, bent. . .
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The Persistent Myth of US Precision Bombing
NJSD | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
In my recent report on the death toll in America's post-9/11 wars, I estimated that about 2.4 million Iraqis have been killed as a result of the U.S. invasion and hostile military occupation of their country. But opinion polls in …
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Militarization of the African Continent: The U.S. Is Building a Massive $110 Million Drone Base in the Sahara
Haye Kesteloo | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
Right outside of Agadez, Niger, in the scrublands of the Sahara, the U.S. airforce is building a massive 2,200-acre drone base, costing $110 million according to the Associated Press. The base should be completed in the next couple of month …
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The World Transformed and No One in America Noticed
Martin Sieff | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
The world transformed and nobody in the West noticed. India and Pakistan have joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The 17 year-old body since its founding on June 15, 2001 has quietly established itself as the main alliance and grouping of …
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Bears Ears, The Land of the Navajo
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-23
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Google Says It Will Not Renew Project Maven–but Collaboration with Pentagon Will Continue
Will Morrow | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
In early June, Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene announced at a meeting with employees that the company will not renew its contract with the Pentagon for Project Maven following its expiry in 2019. Under the program, which Google entered in …
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Rick Scott Gave $600K Tax Break to Child Detention Camp That Engaged in Fraud
SemDem, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-06-23
The governor had the audacity to brag about the place for creating "jobs. " | Right now, Rick Scott and Bill Nelson are tied in the polls for a Senate seat. How this is possible after all of the horrible things Rick Scott has done to our state is beyond me. Rick Scott is somehow always involved in the worst things going on in our nation: allowing the NRA to pave the way for the largest gun massacres in our history, expanding Stand Your Ground, giving Trump political cover after his abhorrent defense of Nazis in Charlottesville, or his bizarre attacks on the FBI. His involvement with the recent family separation tragedy is no exception. In Homestead, Florida, a federal compound detaining around 1000 kids is managed by a Florida contractor called Comprehensive Health Services. They got the contract a few. . .
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Mass Protests Sweep Vietnam for the First Time in Decades
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-06-23
"An Arab spring has started to emerge in Vietnam," said Pham Chi Dung, a former member of the ruling Communist Party, following the largest and most widespread protests in years. | Over the weekend of June 9-10, tens of thousands of Vietnamese took to the streets across the country to protest two bills on cyber security and the creation of new special economic zones, or EEZs. The protest began with the participation of around 50,000 workers from the Pouchen footwear factory in Tan Tao industrial zone in Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest economic hub in the Southeast Asian nation. | Thousands of people gathered in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Nha Trang and other cities, chanting and carrying banners that read "Say no to bill on EEZs," "No land lease to China even for one day," and "Cyber security law…
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Ralph Nader Asks Former First Ladies: Why No 'Heartfelt Concern for Tens of Thousands of Children Killed or Seriously Maimed' by Their Husbands' Wars?
Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-06-23
Consumer advocate puts check on Laura Bush and Michelle Obama for selective criticism when it comes to kids harmed by brutal U. S. policies | Noted consumer advocate and author Ralph Nader on Friday offered a sharp retort to Laura Bush and Michelle Obama in response to the former first ladies levied criticism at the Trump administration's cruel immigration policy that separated immigrant children from their families. "Would be nice if Laura Bush and Michelle Obama had expressed similar heartfelt concern for the tens of thousands of children killed or seriously maimed by the wars of their husbands in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere," he tweeted. As it's signed "-R," it was written by Nader himself, rather than his staff who often tweet on his behalf. The tweet follows an op-edpublished Sunday at the Washington Post in which Bush took aim at Trump's "zero tolerance"
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LIVE Maryland Primary Election Night Coverage
trnn_cms_operator | therealnews.com | 2018-06-23
The Real News Network will be extending it's primary election coverage to include live engagement from an election night watch party at Ida B.'s Table restaurant in Baltimore City. Guest panelists will join host Dr. Khalilah M. Harris to discuss critical issues that surfaced during the campaign and leading into the November general election. TRNN reporters will also be checking the pulse of voters during the event as we watch the results unfold. | Click here for more TRNN coverage on the 2018 Maryland Gubernatorial Race! | The post LIVE Maryland Primary Election Night Coverage appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Oregon State Supreme Court Denies Request from Bigoted Bakers for Case Review
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-06-23
Now they'll try the U. S. Supreme Court. | The Oregon State Supreme Court has denied a request from the owners of Sweetcakes by Melissa, Melissa and Aaron Klein, to review the case against them, brought after they refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The Kleins were ordered to pay the couple $135,000 — not because they refused to bake them a wedding cake, but "for emotional suffering stemming directly from unlawful discrimination," the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) stated in 2015. "The amounts are damages related to the harm suffered by the Complainants, not fines or civil penalties which are punitive in nature. "Why? At least in part, Aaron Klein posted to Facebook the complaint filed by the same-sex couple against Sweetcakes by Melissa. The complaint had the same-sex couple's home address on it. The couple were. . .
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The Hope of a "Blue Wave" Is Dangerous to Democracy
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-06-23
Repeat after me: The "Blue Wave" is nonsense. | Increasingly, there's a lot of buzz about an expected Democratic sweep in the midterms. It's in the mainstream newspapers and cable news (not Fox, of course). There's a #bluewave hashtag on Twitter, complete with a little tsunami emoji, to tie it all together. | History shows midterm elections generally do bring losses to the ruling party– 18 of the past 20 cycles. It is, of course, the preferred outcome for liberals and progressives. Yet, it also, increasingly looks to have all of the inevitability of Hillary Clinton winning the presidency in mid-2016. | We're in primary season now, and a close read of some key results suggests that Democrats can't afford to get overconfident. A blue wave may be coming, but there's a red wave also building. In today's highly polarized political scene,…
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Donald Trump Is No Friend to the North Country
Mike Mullen | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
This past weekend, a taconite ship ran aground in Duluth Harbor, nearly crashing right into the Canal Park seawall. The name of this ill-fated ship? American Spirit. | The symbolism was hard to miss, for, the same week, the Lake Superior …
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Trump Regime Plans New Concentration Camps for Unwanted Aliens
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-23
Hundreds of thousands of unwanted immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers are arrested and detained under horrific conditions in America annually. | Trump escalated what he predecessors began. | Mistreatment of unwanted aliens intensified after the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs …
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How U.S. Policy in Honduras Set the Stage for Mass Migration Today
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-06-23
Migration is often a manifestation of a profoundly unequal and exploitative relationship between migrant-sending countries and countries of destination. | Central American migrants — particularly unaccompanied minors — are again crossing the U. S. -Mexico boundary in large numbers. | In 2014, more than 68,000 unaccompanied Central American children were apprehended at the U. S. -Mexico boundary. This year so far there have been close to 60,000. | The mainstream narrative often reduces the causes of migration to factors unfolding in migrants' home countries. In reality, migration is often a manifestation of a profoundly unequal and exploitative relationship between migrant-sending countries and countries of destination. Understanding this is vital to making immigration policy more effective and ethical. | Through my research on immigration and border policing, I have learned a lot about these dynamics. One example involves relations between Honduras and the United. . .
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Light attack plane crashes in New Mexico
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-23
A US Air Force light attack plane crashed Friday over a bombing range in New Mexico. One pilot was injured, while the condition of the second one was not disclosed.
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Close encounters? Clinton & Comey within 1km of each other on Dublin trip (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-23
Hillary Clinton could be forgiven for thinking she's unable to escape James Comey's shadow — they each traveled thousands of kilometers from home to find themselves just 700 meters of each other in the Irish capital.
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'Ridiculous' v 'right thing to do': Twitter split after Netflix fires communication boss over N-word
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-23
The Netflix chief spokesman was fired over the use of the N-word during a meeting on insensitive words with his staff. While some people on Twitter hailed the online streaming giant's decision, others slammed it as ridiculous.
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Debora Barrios-Vasquez Took Sanctuary in a Church Because ICE Separates Families Every Day
Nick Pinto | theintercept.com | 2018-06-23
Sanctuary was an alternative to an impossible choice: dash her American son's dreams of working for NASA, or allow herself to be deported without him. | The post Debora Barrios-Vasquez Took Sanctuary in a Church Because ICE Separates Families Every Day appeared first on The Intercept.
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