2019-07-15: News Headlines

John Perry (2019-07-16). A year after Nicaragua's coup, the media's regime change deceptions are still unraveling. thegrayzone.com A deadly arson attack during last year's regime change attempt was blamed on Nicaragua's government by everyone from the State…

teleSUR (2019-07-15). . telesurenglish.net The United States authorities launched small-scale operations seeking to arrest undocumented immigrants over the weekend in an apparent start to President Donald Trump's vow to launch mass deportation round-ups across the country. | RELATED: | 1,600 Migrant Children Were Killed or Went Missing Since 2014 | The operation, which Trump revealed on Twitt…

Jon Britton (2019-07-15). Hundreds join united action in Palo Alto, Calif., to shut down Palantir Technologies for complicity with ICE. liberationnews.org In a great show of unity in action, more than a dozen groups from all over the San Francisco Bay Area joined together July 19 to protest at Palantir Technologies in Palo Alto for the company's provision of software facilitating ICE raids, detentions and deportations.

Staff (2019-07-15). Cruelty Is the Point: Communities Fight Back as Threat of ICE Raids Terrorize Immigrant Families. democracynow.org This weekend, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents launched a handful of raids across the country as part of President Trump's push to detain and deport thousands of undocumented migrants in 10 major cities. Agents in Chicago reportedly arrested a mother and her children only to quickly release them. Arrests were also attempted in New York City, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and Harlem, where immigrants reportedly refused to open their doors to ICE agents because they did not have warrants. Authorities say more raids are planned this week, prompting fear but also generating mass protests on the ground. We speak…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2019-07-15). America Pours "Oil into Fire" in Persian Gulf. Strategic Waterways. Control of Strait of Hormuz. globalresearch.ca The illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off Gibralter by the British Navy last Friday is fast acquiring farcical character. Britain acted at the behest of the US; in turn, the US probably acted at the behest of the …

Jason Ditz (2019-07-15). UK Says They Will Release Iranian Oil Tanker After Guarantees of Destination. theantimedia.com British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt spoke with his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif, over the phone on Saturday.

Roger Harris (2019-07-15). UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Bachelet's Gift to the US: Justifying Regime Change in Venezuela. counterpunch.org UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's report on Venezuela echoes the US government's talking points, which are designed to terminate the two-decade-old Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. The report fails to acknowledge Venezuela's manifest accomplishments or even recognize victims of US-backed right-wing violence in Venezuela. The US economic war against Venezuela, US threats of a More

teleSUR (2019-07-15). Trump Warns Iran's Sanctions Will Be Increased 'Substantially'. telesurenglish.net Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts the sanctions against the Islamic Republic and ends their 'bullying' tactics, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated on Sunday. | RELATED: | Iran Ready for Talks If US Lifts Sanctions: Rouhani | "We are always ready for negotiation. I tell you this hour and this moment to abandon bullying and lift the sanctions and return to logic and wisdom. We are ready", Rouhani said, as quoted by the Mehr news agency. | Rouhani sa…

TeleSur English (2019-07-15). UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution Rejecting US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The draft resolution was approved with 28 votes in favor, 14 against and five abstentions, and was presented by Venezuela and Palestine on behalf of the Movement of Non-aligned Countries.

Eric Margolis (2019-07-15). The S-400: Turkey Calls Trump's Bluff. globalresearch.ca Turkey has just called Donald Trump's bluff by going ahead with the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles. The outrage in Washington is volcanic. Trump is vowing to rain fire and brimstone sanctions down on the disobedient Turks. | The S-400 …

teleSUR (2019-07-15). China Reports High Economic Growth of 6.3%. telesurenglish.net Despite the US trade war, China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday that the country has met its growth targets after recording a 6.3 percent rise in GDP and an 8.8 percent rise in average disposable incomes. | RELATED: | Chinese VP Says World Cannot Shut China Out | Analysts awaited the publication of growth figures to see if U.S. sanctions and tariff war would hinder China's ability to reach the government's official growth targets, which were a 6 percent rise in GDP for the f…

The Iran Project (2019-07-15). US Waterboards Iran and Then Asks for Talks: Former IAEA Head. globalresearch.ca Washington is waterboarding Iran then asks for talks, said former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei, adding that no country will cooperate under such 'humiliating conditions'. | "They are applying a waterboarding method to Iran, drowning Iran …

Prof. Seyed Mohammad Marandi (2019-07-15). Iran Faces US Aggression and European Hypocrisy, but this Time It's Ready. globalresearch.ca Western cultural arrogance rears its Medusa-like head each time US President Donald Trump rails about obliterating Iran. | Leaders and politicians of the self-proclaimed free and civilised world — along with some human rights organisations, major media outlets, and state-affiliated …

Mark Taliano (2019-07-15). The War on Syria Continues. Iran Is Next? globalresearch.ca Not only are the ethnic-cleansing SDF playing a central role in the balkanization of Syria, but their criminal occupation of resource rich areas east of the Euphrates affords them and their Imperial masters strategic locations, useful not only for their …

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-07-15). "Radiating Insecurity": Will Europe Stand with "US Hooliganism", or Stand by Its Treaty Obligations to Iran? globalresearch.ca Since the Iranian revolution took power in 1979, the world stood against Iran because it is an "Islamic Republic", unwilling to acknowledge and bow to US dominance of the Middle East and the entire world. I say the world because …

teleSUR (2019-07-15). Unlike US, UK Foreign Secretary Wants To Save Iran Nuclear Deal. telesurenglish.net Britain said Monday there was a "small window" of time to save the Iran nuclear deal, as Tehran signaled it would ramp up its nuclear program if Europe failed to do more to salvage the pact. | RELATED: | Leaks Reveal Trump Left Pact With Iran to Erase Obama's Legacy | "Iran is still a good year away from developing a nuclear bomb. There is still some closi…

Natasha Hakimi Zapata (2019-07-15). I Know What It's Like to Be Told to 'Go Back' to My Own Country. truthdig.com As the daughter of Iranian and Mexican immigrants, the president's racist attacks on four congresswomen of color have struck me to my core.

Staff (2019-07-15). The U.K. Ambassador's Horrifying Conclusion About the Iran Deal. truthdig.com Former British ambassador to the US Kim Darroch alleged in a diplomatic cable that Trump's motivation in breaching the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was motivated by nothing more than spite, according to the Daily Mail , which saw the text. | In spring of 2018, then foreign secretary Boris Johnson came to Washington for extensive consultations with Trump and his team, attempting to convince them not to breach the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or Iran nucle…

The Canary (2019-07-15). Some Iranian women taking off hijabs as hardliners push back on dress code. thecanary.co A few daring women in Iran's capital have been taking off their headscarves in public, risking arrest and drawing the ire of hardliners.The simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for one young Iranian woman who often moves in Tehran's streets without a hijab.With every step, she risks harassment or even arrest by Iran's morality police, whose job is to enforce the strict dress code imposed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.Women spend an afternoon around the Persian Gulf Martyrs' Lake in Tehran (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP)"I have to confess it is really, really scary," the 30-year-old fire safety consulta…

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-07-15). Trump Gives Up Citizenship Question but Doubles Down on Terrorizing Immigrants. globalresearch.ca On July 11, President Trump gave up his fight to ask people about their citizenship on the 2020 census. | The question, which the administration has been trying to add to the census since 2017, would have resulted in a significant …

teleSUR (2019-07-15). Over 39,000 Honduran Migrants Deported From Mexico. telesurenglish.net Over 39 400 Hondurans were deported from Mexico, from October 2018 to the date, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. | RELATED: | Two Honduran Vessels Wreck at Sea, 27 People Killed | Statistics released by the Consular and Migratory Observatory of Honduras reported that over 60 000 Hondurans have been sent back to the Central American nation, 43 percent higher than the same period of 2018. | In statements to the press, the head of the General Directorate of Migrant Protection, Li…

Kathy Kelly (2019-07-15). Remnants of War. counterpunch.org Intense fighting and hideous attacks battered Afghans throughout their country last week as negotiators in Qatar weighed the benefits and costs of a peace agreement that might stop the bloodshed. In Kabul at least 40 people, including one child, were killed in a complex Taliban attack. Dozens of children whose school was partially collapsed by a massive More

teleSUR (2019-07-15). Venezuelan Delegation Arrives in Barbados to Continue Dialouge. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan delegation arrived in Barbados Monday to continue the negotiations with the spokesperson of the country's opposition. | RELATED: | Venezuela: US Trying to Destroy Political Dialogue in Barbados | Jorge Rodríguez, the Vice President of Communication, Tourism, and Culture of Venezuela informed about their arrival on Twitter. | "We have arrived at generous Barbados to continue the dialogue of peace. Together with Pope Francis, we hope that all of us will commit our…

Paul Dobson (2019-07-15). Venezuela: Guaido Bodyguards Arrested as Barbados Talks Resume. venezuelanalysis.com The self-declared "Interim President" claimed his men were victims of a "set up."

Lucas Koerner (2019-07-15). There's Far More Diversity in Venezuela's 'Muzzled' Media Than in US Corporate Press. globalresearch.ca The international corporate media have long displayed a peculiar creativity with the facts in their Venezuela reporting, to the point that coverage of the nation's crisis has become perhaps the world's most lucrative fictional genre. Ciara Nugent's recent piece for …

Robert Fisk (2019-07-15). Trump's Hissy-Fit Over Darroch Will Blow a Chill Wind Across Britain's Embassies in the Middle East. counterpunch.org Just for a moment, let's forget poor old Kim Darroch. Let's jump a couple of days in front of this news story. Let me tell you how his utter humiliation and sacrifice at the hands of Trump — and with the connivance of the man who will probably be the next British prime minister — More

Oscar Grenfell (2019-07-15). Three Months Since Arrest of WikiLeaks Publisher: UK Government Holds "Media Freedom" Conference While Imprisoning Assange. globalresearch.ca Thursday marked three months since WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy and into London's Belmarsh Prison, where he is being held pending extradition to the United States and a drumhead trial on Espionage Act charges …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-07-15). "This Omar from Minnesota". Trump's Aggressive Tweets. globalresearch.ca Just when you thought President Trump couldn't get any more absurd, out comes a series of tweets telling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came." | Omar …

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-15). Revanchist Israel Bent on Territorial Expansion. Towards "Greater Israel"? globalresearch.ca Israel is the only nation without official borders. From its inception it was planned this way to extrajudicially annex more territory. | A territorial expansion plan was drawn up in the 1980s as part of the US/Israel plan to redraw the …

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-15). Turkey's Purchase of Russian S-400 Air Defense System: A Blow to the US War Machine. globalresearch.ca Turkey's purchase of state-of-the-art Russian S-400 air defense equipment at the expense of less capable US Patriot and Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) missiles is of much greater significance than has been reported. More on this below. | The White …

teleSUR (2019-07-15). US: Prominent Civil Rights Activist Killed in Louisiana. telesurenglish.net United States police in the state of Louisiana are investigating the murder of a prominent civil rights activist and founder of an African-American history museum, whose body was found in the trunk of her car in Baton Rouge, officials reported Sunday. | RELATED: | Trump Says 'The Squad' Hates the US, Asks Them to Leave Again | Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was killed by "traumatic asphyxia, including suffocation" before her body was found in the trunk of her car in the state capital…

Staff (2019-07-15). "Fossil Fuel Stooges" Pence & Trump Deny Climate Crisis as Deadly Rains Slam Louisiana & South Asia. democracynow.org Ongoing heavy rain has killed at least 67 people in Nepal, 25 in India and 14 in Bangladesh as flooding from monsoons has displaced 1 million people in South Asia. This year's flooding in the region has been worse than ever before and is likely fueled by rising global temperatures, which have led to more extreme weather. Scientists warn that the risk of deadly floods is not over. In the United States, New Orleans residents managed to avoid the worst of Tropical Storm Barry, but 11 million people continued to be on flash flood warning as the storm slowly made its way through Louisiana over the weekend. President T…

B. Nimri Aziz (2019-07-15). The Power of Our Human Voice: From Marconi to Woods Hole. counterpunch.org Heard "Trader Joe's" podcast yet? I don't know who would listen to a 22-minute corporate ad. But, given how cool podcasts have become: hey, that sounds inviting. The idea is also an implicit endorsement for radio— because that's where podcasting originated. Yes. I don't want to disenchant young progressives for whom podcasts are their go-to More

John Feffer (2019-07-15). Pyongyang on the Potomac. counterpunch.org When Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shook hands on June 30 at the line dividing the two Koreas, the pictures that appeared on front pages all over the world depicted two very different leaders. Trump is a tall, 73-year-old white man who leads the world's most powerful democracy. Kim is a short, plump, 35-year-old More

Rossen Vassilev Jr. (2019-07-15). The Death Penalty as a Political Weapon: The Execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. globalresearch.ca June 19 marked the 66th anniversary since the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, a young Jewish-American couple from New York City, whose alleged guilt as Soviet "atomic spies" has never been proved—in spite of the numerous lies, forgeries …

Bas News (2019-07-15). Strained US-Iraq Relations: Pompeo Considers Baghdad Embassy Pullout "Permanent": Officials. globalresearch.ca US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is not willing to send back the diplomats to the country's embassy in Baghdad after they were evacuated earlier this year in May, according to several State Department officials. | The evacuation came after tensions …

Allen Yu (2019-07-15). On Trump's "Misguided Trade War" with China. globalresearch.ca Trump started his trade war with China over a year ago. After a year of escalations, two high-profile G20 meetings and months of on-off-on again negotiations, the trade war has the world tittering on the edge of a global recession….

Helen Buyniski (2019-07-15). America, The Incredible Disappearing Country. globalresearch.ca Americans celebrating Independence Day last week did so amidst levels of domestic discord unprecedented in their lifetimes. With the media establishment openly scoffing not merely at the "founding fathers," who could stand to be removed from their pedestals once in …

Miri Wood (2019-07-15). More Families Freed from US Controlled Rukban Concentration Camp in Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca While the partisan, fake faction fight over usage of concentration camp persists domestically, American politicians and US media continue to ignore the US Rukban concentration camp in Syria. US occupation criminals continue as illicit armed guards, dictating which Syrians may …

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya (2019-07-15). Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a "New Middle East" globalresearch.ca Towards the balkanization (division) and finlandization (pacification) of the Middle East…

Miri Wood (2019-07-15). Syria Calls on Civilized World to Intervene in Turkey Cultural Aggression. globalresearch.ca Turkey has a long history of criminal aggression against Syria. Even before the NATO Spring was imposed in March 2011, Turkey had built tent cities for refugees, before they felt the need to flee. It has housed various terrorists, fraudulent …

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-15). The US' Official View of "Strategic Rivalry" in the Western Hemisphere. The Chinese Threat to US Hegemony. globalresearch.ca The Commander of US SOUTHCOM shared the US' official view of strategic rivalry in the Western Hemisphere last week when speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee's Emerging Threats subcommittee, revealing that his country considers China to pose the greatest …

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2019-07-15). Stifling "The Amman Message": Threat to Bomb Islamic Studies Venue in Kuala Lumpur. globalresearch.ca In any civilised society no one will resort to violence, or the threat of violence, to stifle the voices that one does not want to hear. Unfortunately, this is what happened in Malaysia a few days ago when some bigots …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-07-15). How to Serve Man? "The Narcotic Effect of Thinking We are a Democracy" globalresearch.ca Inspired by the 1962 Twilight Zone episode How to Serve Man this writer uses that to make some cogent points about our corporate and political system. We have (too) large corporations that do as little as possible to make we …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-15). The UN's Free Speech Problem. globalresearch.ca Anyone willing to consult the international law book on the subject of free speech will find it heavy with protections for free speech. The UN Declaration of Human Rights features, in its preamble, the ideal that "human beings shall …

Juan Cole (2019-07-15). Top Five Trump Officials Who Resigned Because of Shocking Scandals. globalresearch.ca The resignation of Trump's Labor secretary, Alex Acosta, is only the most recent in a string of such scandals for Trump. In fact, what with all the things Trump himself has done plus those around him, his is surely the …

South Front (2019-07-15). Spectre of British Colonialism Is Haunting Hong Kong? globalresearch.ca Five years after the "umbrella revolution", Hong Kong residents took to the streets with the new force. This time they are struggling against the law on the extradition to mainland China. | As in 2014, the Chinese authorities blame the West …

Elliot Sperber (2019-07-15). Christianity Demands a Corpse. counterpunch.org Christianity Demands a Corpse | These camps are fine, | they say | Those who have no minds, | No brains, | Their skulls: just holes | Or graves, agape, | Hungering for bodies…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-15). Juggling with the Authoritarians: Donald Trump's Diplomatic Fake Book. counterpunch.org Cue the shots, take the snaps: US President Donald Trump was back entertaining his fetish with firm handshakes proclaiming the making of history in the last round of discussions with Kim Jong-un. The press were, despite periodic attacks of bafflement, ever obliging. The meeting of Trump with the leader of the DPRK was deemed historic, More

Michael Hudson — Bonnie Faulkner (2019-07-15). De-Dollarizing the American Financial Empire. counterpunch.org Imperialism is getting something for nothing. It is a strategy to obtain other countries' surplus without playing a productive role, but by creating an extractive rentier system. An imperialist power obliges other countries to pay tribute. Of course, America doesn't come right out and tell other countries, "You have to pay us tribute," like Roman More

Dean Baker (2019-07-15). The June Jobs Report and the State of the Economy. counterpunch.org The June jobs report showed the economy created 224,000 jobs in the month, a sharp increase from the revised level of 72,000 reported for May. With considerable evidence that the economy is slowing, and the ADP report showing the economy created just 102,000 jobs in June, the jobs growth number from the Bureau of Labor More

teleSUR (2019-07-15). The Forum of Puebla: A New Latin American Progressive Space. telesurenglish.net 30 political leaders representing 10 Latin American countries gathered on Saturday in Puebla, capital of the state of Puebla in Mexico, as a part of a project called ProgressiveMind (ProgresivaMente), aimed at uniting progressive forces from the continent. | RELATED: | US Labels Anti-Pakistan Baloch Army a 'Terrorist' Organization | Ex-member of the Mexican Congress and current Governor of Puebla, Luis Miguel Barbosa Huerta hosted the meeting which was attended by prominent lead…

splcenter (2019-07-15). Virginia Judge Hands Down Life Sentence, Plus 419 Years, in Case of James Alex Fields Jr., Calls Attack An Act of 'Terror'. splcenter.org Judge Richard Moore imposed a sentence of 419 years plus life on James Alex Fields Jr., convicted of murder after the racist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.

James Oakes (2019-07-15). The Class Politics of the Civil War. thenation.com The Class Politics of the Civil War…

Tracy Keeling (2019-07-15). Edward Snowden absolutely nails why the 'rinky dink' UK government lives in fear of the left. thecanary.co Whistleblower Edward Snowden was the keynote speaker at the Open Rights Group's (ORG) annual conference on 13 July. During his talk on human rights in the mass surveillance age, Snowden spoke about the difference between 'left' and 'right' activism. | As he did so, the whistleblower nailed what the "rinky dink" UK government fears most about the left. And it's right to fear the 'left' quality that Snowden identified. Because it's ultimately what can shield us from the creeping au…

RT (2019-07-15). Flushing drugs could create 'meth gators', warn Tennessee police. rt.com If you thought alligators were a force to be reckoned with, then you've never met one hopped up on methamphetamine. That's precisely why one police department has asked that residents keep their illicit drugs out of the sewers.

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2019-07-15). Dan Kovalik: Plot to Overthrow Venezuela: U.S. Creating a Coup for Oil. indybay.org Berkeley Hillside Club | 2286 Cedar St | Berkeley, CA 94709…

Staff (2019-07-15). Trump's Asylum Ban 2.0 Is Broadest Attack Yet on the Asylum Process. truthout.org Today Trump's team announced its broadest assault yet on the asylum process: a regulatory change filed with the Federal Register saying that anyone who passes through another country to reach the United States would be ineligible to claim asylum here. Because it is an interim rule, it does not need to go through the regular and lengthy approval process. As a result, unless the courts intervene, at the stroke of a pen Trump will have gutted decades of American asylum and immigration p…

Staff (2019-07-15). War by Other Means: Understanding and Challenging U.S. Sanctions Against Russia (3/3). therealnews.com 2019 Left Forum panel on US economic war against Russia, presented by Prof. Jeremy Kuzmarov…

Staff (2019-07-15). War by Other Means: Understanding and Challenging U.S. Sanctions Against Iran (2/3). therealnews.com 2019 Left Forum panel on US economic war against Iran, presented by Prof. Reza Ghorashi…

teleSUR (2019-07-15). Trump Says 'The Squad' Hates the US, Asks Them to Leave Again. telesurenglish.net The United States President Donald Trump Monday defended his attacks against four Democratic congresswomen, saying he was not concerned if people thought his tweets toward them were racist and accused the U.S. lawmakers of hating America. | RELATED: | Nancy Pelosi 'Salty' as Progressive Congresswomen Vote Against Right-wing Border Bill | "As far as…

Staff (2019-07-15). Pence and Trump Deny Climate Crisis as Deadly Rains Slam Louisiana and Asia. truthout.org Ongoing heavy rain has killed at least 67 people in Nepal, 25 in India and 14 in Bangladesh as flooding from monsoons has displaced 1 million people in South Asia. This year's flooding in the region has been worse than ever before and is likely fueled by rising global temperatures, which have led to more extreme weather. Scientists warn that the risk of deadly floods is not over. In the United States, New Orleans residents managed to avoid the worst of Tropical Storm Barry, but 11 million people continued to be on flash flood warning as the storm slowly made its way through Louisiana over the weekend. Presiden…

Staff (2019-07-15). War by Other Means: Understanding and Challenging U.S. Sanctions Against Russia (3/3). therealnews.com 2019 Left Forum panel on US economic war against Russia, presented by Prof. Jeremy Kuzmarov…

WSWS (2019-07-15). Voices from the protests against Trump's attack on immigrants. wsws.org The WSWS spoke with hundreds across the country, including Kare, a paralegal in New York City, who said, "Change certainly won't be coming from the top. This has been going on too long, and now that people are aware of it, we have to stand up."

WSWS (2019-07-15). Autoworkers determined to fight as contract talks open. wsws.org With the formal negotiations starting today autoworkers want to recoup years of UAW-backed wage and benefit concessions and substantially improve their wages and working conditions.

Text: R.R. Photos: Teri Vershel (2019-07-15). Mountain View Vigil Protests Immigration Camps. indybay.org On June 30, 2018 in Mountain View 2,000 people demonstrated to send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together! They demanded an end to cruel and unjustified treatment of immigrant children and their families. A year later, on July 12, 2019, members of Together We Will once again called upon the people to gather on the streets, for the situation has not improved. Quite the opposite, it has only become more dire. | Photos by Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.

RT (2019-07-15). Trump administration will place 'new bar' on asylum for immigrants crossing southern border. rt.com The Trump administration announced new restrictions on asylum applications from immigrants traveling to the US through Mexico, the latest move in an immigration crackdown. |

David Altheide (2019-07-15). The Fear Party. counterpunch.org Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair | The politics of fear led by President Trump attacking undocumented immigrants and religious minorities is pushing our political parties apart. Political divisions in the United States are increased when our two major political parties do not agree on what are the important issues. | Historically, Democratic and Republican parties essentially agreed on…

Staff (2019-07-15). The Media Uses Coal Miners to Attack the Green New Deal While Ignoring Pensions. truthout.org Anna Attie, Eleanor Colbert and Daniel Fernandez contributed research to this report.To stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis, at least 80 percent of coal reserves must stay in the ground, according to a conservative estimate in the journal Nature. This means that coal miners would see their already declining industry all but disappear. The Green New Deal, the resolution put forward by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-M…

Ruth Robertson (2019-07-15). Protest of Planned Federal Immigration Roundups Draws Hundreds to Redwood City. indybay.org President Donald Trump has threatened mass deportation roundups, starting today. On Friday July 12, in Redwood City, California, demonstrators said it was important to protest the administration's crackdown. | Photos by Charlie Moehle, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.

WSWS (2019-07-15). Democrats back mass deportations. wsws.org Regardless of immigration status, all workers must understand that they are the ultimate target of the anti-democratic methods used against immigrants.

Staff (2019-07-15). Communities Fight Back as Threat of ICE Raids Terrorizes Immigrant Families. truthout.org This weekend, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents launched a handful of raids across the country as part of President Trump's push to detain and deport thousands of undocumented migrants in 10 major cities. Agents in Chicago reportedly arrested a mother and her children only to quickly release them. Arrests were also attempted in New York City, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and Harlem, where immigrants reportedly refused to open their doors to ICE agents because they did not have warrants. Authorities say more raids are planned this week, prompting fear but also generating mass protests on the ground. We sp…

Staff (2019-07-15). Trump's Fixation on Intellectual Property Rights Serves the Rich. truthout.org Between making threats of actual war with North Korea and Iran, Donald Trump has also gotten us into a trade war with China. Trump's ostensible reason for this trade war — the large US trade deficit with China — actually did have some basis in reality, but in practice the trade war is straying into turf that is likely to offer few gains for US workers and could actually lead to sizable losses. | A major theme in Trump's campaign was that China is a world-class currency manipulator that deliberately keeps down the value of its currency to give its products an advantage in international trade. The ba…

Staff (2019-07-15). Journalist Faces Death Threats for Exposing Brazilian Judge's Far-Right Bias. truthout.org On the evening of Sunday, July 7, Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro attended the country's resounding victory over Peru in the final game of the 2019 America's Cup. | By his side was his embattled Justice Minister Sérgio Moro. Until recently, Moro had been the county's top corruption crusader, the former judge overseeing the landmark investigations into Brazil's Car Wash corruption scandal, in which billions were paid in bribes through the state oil company Petrobras, in exchange for government contracts. Moro was lifted to superhero status by fans and a benevolent press, and seen as a shoo-in…

teleSUR (2019-07-15). US 'Veterans for Peace' visit Nicaragua, Establish Chapter. telesurenglish.net "I would like to underline the importance that your visit to Nicaragua has at this moment, not only for July 19, which is a very important date for us, and not only for the Sandinistas, but for the people in general", senior member of the ruling FSLN, Doris Tijerino said.

RT (2019-07-15). Trump calls on 'Radical Left Congresswomen' to apologize to US & Israel in fresh Twitter attack. rt.com US President Donald Trump escalated his war of words with a group of progressive Democrat congresswomen in an early-morning tweet Monday, in which he called for them to apologize to the US, Israel and to his office.

Staff (2019-07-15). Lula da Silva's Attorney: Intercept Revelations Confirm Political and Unfair Trial. therealnews.com Brazil's former president Lula da Silva was "a victim of a politically motivated trial," says Valeska Tiexiera Zanin Martins, Lula's co-defense counsel. The Intercept's explosive revelations about the collaboration between judge Moro and prosecutors prove this…

Staff (2019-07-15). War by Other Means: Understanding and Challenging U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela (1/3). therealnews.com 2019 Left Forum panel on US economic war against Venezuela, presented by TRNN's Greg Wilpert…

Martha Hubert (2019-07-15). CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge WALK for PEACE. indybay.org 11: 45 am: Gather at the plaza at the SF end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. | Arrive early for best parking. We'll take some photos while waiting for folks to show up. | Noon: Walk on the eastern walkway, from the south end to the middle of the bridge, where we'll stop and hold a 15 minute vigil, showing motorists our signs (Berma-shave style, | at least 10 feet between each sign/person). From there, we'll return to our starting point in the plaza at the south end of the bridge. | 1: 30 pm: Photo ops and Closing Circle/Open Mike (no megaphone) on the SF side after the bridge walk. We'll probably…

WSWS (2019-07-15). Manhattan blackout affects tens of thousands of New Yorkers. wsws.org While its public infrastructure decays, New York City is home to the largest number of billionaires and millionaires in the world.

WSWS (2019-07-15). House Democrats ratify $733 billion for US military. wsws.org The bill was passed with more than a dozen amendments, all of which will eventually be removed, to ensure the support of Democratic "progressives."

WSWS (2019-07-15). Podemos calls internal vote to enter PSOE-led Spanish government. wsws.org Aware that its falling electoral support reflects growing social opposition to the entire political establishment, Podemos is seeking to obtain as many posts as possible.

Staff (2019-07-15). War by Other Means: Understanding and Challenging U.S. Sanctions Against Iran (2/3). therealnews.com 2019 Left Forum panel on US economic war against Iran, presented by Prof. Reza Ghorashi…

Graham Vanbergen (2019-07-15). The Darroch Affair: Brexit Britain Losing Control. globalresearch.ca If one thing that Donald Trump and Boris Johnson have just demonstrated in the Darroch affair — it is that the UK's postwar self-image has been all but destroyed in full view. | I wrote about such events occurring in The

unitedEditor (2019-07-15). Three years ago, Turkey nearly went over the edge. uwidata.com The events of that ill-fated night will live in the memory of the Turkish citizens who survived them. In reviewing the July 15 attempted coup three years later, it is important to take an objective look and not presume any easy answers or explanations. It is clear that what happened would be practically impossible without …

WSWS (2019-07-15). Build rank-and-file committees to prepare a political general strike against Ontario's Doug Ford! wsws.org To prevail in this fight, workers must break free of the trade unions and NDP, and unify their struggles in a global working-class counter-offensive against capitalist austerity and war.

RT (2019-07-15). Netroots Nation: What does America's largest progressive conference mean for the 2020 race? rt.com With the Democratic party torn between the activist left and the establishment center, some of its leading figures competed to out-woke each other at Netroots Nation 2019. But will this bring victory in 2020 — or rule it out? |

Mike Rhodes (2019-07-15). Fresno's Radical Past. indybay.org This is an article about the 50 Years of Resistance event held on June 22, 2019 in Fresno. We brought together Anti-War and Draft Resistance activists who were active in Fresno 50 years ago. The photo below shows this young woman being arrested at an antiwar protest at Fresno State, probably on May 23, 1970. This photo is from the Special Collections department at Fresno State.

Staff (2019-07-15). Pompeo's 'Inalienable Rights Commission' — A Conservative Christian Assault on Human Rights? therealnews.com The newly-announced State Department "commission on inalienable rights" is a Trojan Horse for the long-planned Conservative Christian attack on human rights.

Staff (2019-07-15). Lula da Silva's Attorney: Intercept Revelations Confirm Political and Unfair Trial. therealnews.com Brazil's former president Lula da Silva was "a victim of a politically motivated trial," says Valeska Teixeira Zanin Martins, Lula's co-defense counsel. The Intercept's explosive revelations about the collaboration between judge Moro and prosecutors prove this…

WSWS (2019-07-15). Talisman Sabre: US and Australia prepare for war with China. wsws.org The massive military exercise in northern Australia, in preparation for conflict in the Indo-Pacific, has been treated as a non-event by the political and media establishment.

Dan Bacher (2019-07-15). Newsom Administration begins public process for Delta Tunnel. indybay.org Newsom's support of one tunnel to divert water from the Delta to corporate agribusiness and Southern California water agencies is no surprise. Newsom received a total of $637,398 from agribusiness in his 2018 campaign for Governor, including $116,800 from Beverly Hills agribusiness billionaires Linda and Stewart Resnick, the owners of the Wonderful Company two of the strongest supporters of the Delta Tunnel and promoters of numerous attacks on environmental protections for salmon and other fish species.

RT (2019-07-15). Crowd of UFO fans seeking to 'raid Area 51' hits 1 MILLION despite US Air Force warning. rt.com If even a small fraction of those UFO lovers show up to try and break 'them aliens' free from the secret desert facility, the 'Area 51 raid' joke risks spilling into one of the largest civil disobedience events ever in the US.

RT (2019-07-15). Pass the ICE: Sizzling hot Border Protection agent causes a viral sensation (PHOTOS). rt.com With debate raging over the Trump administration's hardline immigration policies, some netizens paused to reflect on the more important news: the female Customs and Border Patrol agent who went viral as #ICEbae. |

RT (2019-07-15). Kaepernick anthem-kneeling controversy was the work of 'Russian Bots' — Kamala Harris. rt.com What can't those dastardly Russian bots do? Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has blamed the media commotion surrounding former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's kneeling during the national anthem on the Kremlin's minions. |

Andre Vltchek (2019-07-14). Why Are Anti-Migrant Arguments in the E.U., U.S. Pure Hypocrisy? globalresearch.ca Almost every day we read about the latest outbursts in Europe, targeting pro-immigration policies. There are protests, even riots. Right-wing governments get voted in, allegedly, because the Europeans "have had enough of relaxed immigration regulations". | That is what we are …

Andre Vltchek (2019-07-14). Why are Anti-Migrant Arguments in the E.U., U.S. Pure Hypocrisy? dissidentvoice.org Almost every day we read about the latest outbursts in Europe, targeting pro-immigration policies. There are protests, even riots. Right-wing governments get voted in, allegedly, because the Europeans "have had enough of relaxed immigration regulations". That is what we are told. That's what we are supposed to understand, and even sympathize with. Anti-immigration sentiments are …

Alex Lantier (2019-07-14). After Alleged UK Tanker Incident in Persian Gulf, EU Powers Threaten Iran. globalresearch.ca US and UK military sources claim that Iranian boats intercepted a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Wednesday, before a British warship, the HMS Montrose, chased them off. | None of the reports about this incident can be taken …

teleSUR (2019-07-14). Iran Ready for Talks If US Lifts Sanctions: Rouhani. telesurenglish.net Iran is ready to hold negotiation talks with the United States if Donald Trump's administration lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech Sunday. | RELATED: | Leaks Reveal Trump Left Pact With Iran to Erase Obama's Legacy | "We have always believed in talks … if they lift sanctions, end the imposed economic pressure and return to the deal, we are ready to hold talks, right now and anywhe…

Fight Back (2019-07-14). Minneapolis stands with Iran, Venezuela, Cuba against U.S. sanctions regime. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – "Workers of the world, unite! Not 'workers of America unite' or 'workers who look like us, pray like us or love like us unite.' It's all workers," said union organizer David Gilbert-Pederson of Minnesota Workers United. "We have more in common with the tailor in Tehran than the bankers who crashed our economy. We have more in common with the bus driver in Caracas than the politicians locking kids in cages." | Gilbert-Pederson spoke to a protest on Lake Street, July 13, of over 80 people gathered to oppose recent U.S. war threats against Iran and Venezuela. Organized by the Minnesota Peace Action…

2019-07-15: Social Media Postees

A year after Nicaragua's coup, the media's regime change deceptions are still unraveling
John Perry | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-16
A deadly arson attack during last year's regime change attempt was blamed on Nicaragua's government by everyone from the State…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/15/a-year-after-…


telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
The United States authorities launched small-scale operations seeking to arrest undocumented immigrants over the weekend in an apparent start to President Donald Trump's vow to launch mass deportation round-ups across the country. | RELATED: | 1,600 Migrant Children Were Killed or Went Missing Since 2014 | The operation, which Trump revealed on Twitt…
telesurenglish.net/news/ice-united-state…

Hundreds join united action in Palo Alto, Calif., to shut down Palantir Technologies for complicity with ICE
Jon Britton | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-15
In a great show of unity in action, more than a dozen groups from all over the San Francisco Bay Area joined together July 19 to protest at Palantir Technologies in Palo Alto for the company's provision of software facilitating ICE raids, detentions and deportations.
liberationnews.org/hundreds-join-united-…

Cruelty Is the Point: Communities Fight Back as Threat of ICE Raids Terrorize Immigrant Families
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-15
This weekend, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents launched a handful of raids across the country as part of President Trump's push to detain and deport thousands of undocumented migrants in 10 major cities. Agents in Chicago reportedly arrested a mother and her children only to quickly release them. Arrests were also attempted in New York City, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and Harlem, where immigrants reportedly refused to open their doors to ICE agents because they did not have warrants. Authorities say more raids are planned this week, prompting fear but also generating mass protests on the ground. We speak…
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America Pours "Oil into Fire" in Persian Gulf. Strategic Waterways. Control of Strait of Hormuz
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
The illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off Gibralter by the British Navy last Friday is fast acquiring farcical character. Britain acted at the behest of the US; in turn, the US probably acted at the behest of the …
globalresearch.ca/america-pours-oil-into-fire-in-persian-gulf-strategic-waterways-control-of-strait-of-hormuz/5683658

UK Says They Will Release Iranian Oil Tanker After Guarantees of Destination
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-15
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt spoke with his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif, over the phone on Saturday.

UK Says They Will Release Iranian Oil Tanker After Guarantees of Destination

UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Bachelet's Gift to the US: Justifying Regime Change in Venezuela
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-15
UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's report on Venezuela echoes the US government's talking points, which are designed to terminate the two-decade-old Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. The report fails to acknowledge Venezuela's manifest accomplishments or even recognize victims of US-backed right-wing violence in Venezuela. The US economic war against Venezuela, US threats of a…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/15/un-high-comm…

Trump Warns Iran's Sanctions Will Be Increased 'Substantially'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts the sanctions against the Islamic Republic and ends their 'bullying' tactics, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated on Sunday. | RELATED: | Iran Ready for Talks If US Lifts Sanctions: Rouhani | "We are always ready for negotiation. I tell you this hour and this moment to abandon bullying and lift the sanctions and return to logic and wisdom. We are ready", Rouhani said, as quoted by the Mehr news agency. | Rouhani sa…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Warns-Iran…

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution Rejecting US Sanctions
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-15
The draft resolution was approved with 28 votes in favor, 14 against and five abstentions, and was presented by Venezuela and Palestine on behalf of the Movement of Non-aligned Countries.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14585

The S-400: Turkey Calls Trump's Bluff
Eric Margolis | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Turkey has just called Donald Trump's bluff by going ahead with the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles. The outrage in Washington is volcanic. Trump is vowing to rain fire and brimstone sanctions down on the disobedient Turks. | The S-400 …
globalresearch.ca/the-s-400-turkey-calls-trumps-bluff/5683525

China Reports High Economic Growth of 6.3%
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
Despite the US trade war, China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday that the country has met its growth targets after recording a 6.3 percent rise in GDP and an 8.8 percent rise in average disposable incomes. | RELATED: | Chinese VP Says World Cannot Shut China Out | Analysts awaited the publication of growth figures to see if U.S. sanctions and tariff war would hinder China's ability to reach the government's official growth targets, which were a 6 percent rise in GDP for the f…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Reports-Hi…

The War on Syria Continues. Iran Is Next?
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Not only are the ethnic-cleansing SDF playing a central role in the balkanization of Syria, but their criminal occupation of resource rich areas east of the Euphrates affords them and their Imperial masters strategic locations, useful not only for their …
globalresearch.ca/war-syria-continues-iran-next/5675904

Unlike US, UK Foreign Secretary Wants To Save Iran Nuclear Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
Britain said Monday there was a "small window" of time to save the Iran nuclear deal, as Tehran signaled it would ramp up its nuclear program if Europe failed to do more to salvage the pact. | RELATED: | Leaks Reveal Trump Left Pact With Iran to Erase Obama's Legacy | "Iran is still a good year away from developing a nuclear bomb. There is still some closi…
telesurenglish.net/news/iran-nuclear-dea…

Iran Faces US Aggression and European Hypocrisy, but this Time It's Ready
Prof. Seyed Mohammad Marandi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Western cultural arrogance rears its Medusa-like head each time US President Donald Trump rails about obliterating Iran. | Leaders and politicians of the self-proclaimed free and civilised world — along with some human rights organisations, major media outlets, and state-affiliated …
globalresearch.ca/iran-faces-us-aggression-european-hypocrisy-this-time-its-ready/5683531

Some Iranian women taking off hijabs as hardliners push back on dress code
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-15
A few daring women in Iran's capital have been taking off their headscarves in public, risking arrest and drawing the ire of hardliners.The simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for one young Iranian woman who often moves in Tehran's streets without a hijab.With every step, she risks harassment or even arrest by Iran's morality police, whose job is to enforce the strict dress code imposed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.Women spend an afternoon around the Persian Gulf Martyrs' Lake in Tehran (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP)"I have to confess it is really, really scary," the 30-year-old fire safety consulta…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/07/15/some-iranian-women-taking-off-hijabs-as-hardliners-push-back-on-dress-code/

I Know What It's Like to Be Told to 'Go Back' to My Own Country
Natasha Hakimi Zapata | truthdig.com | 2019-07-15
As the daughter of Iranian and Mexican immigrants, the president's racist attacks on four congresswomen of color have struck me to my core.
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The U.K. Ambassador's Horrifying Conclusion About the Iran Deal
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-15
Former British ambassador to the US Kim Darroch alleged in a diplomatic cable that Trump's motivation in breaching the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was motivated by nothing more than spite, according to the Daily Mail , which saw the text. | In spring of 2018, then foreign secretary Boris Johnson came to Washington for extensive consultations with Trump and his team, attempting to convince them not to breach the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or Iran nucle…
truthdig.com/articles/the-u-k-ambassador…

Unlike US, UK Foreign Secretary Wants To Save Iran Nuclear Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
Britain said Monday there was a "small window" of time to save the Iran nuclear deal, as Tehran signaled it would ramp up its nuclear program if Europe failed to do more to salvage the pact. | RELATED: | Leaks Reveal Trump Left Pact With Iran to Erase Obama's Legacy | "Iran is still a good year away from developing a nuclear bomb. There is still some closi…
telesurenglish.net/news/iran-nuclear-dea…

US Waterboards Iran and Then Asks for Talks: Former IAEA Head
The Iran Project | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Washington is waterboarding Iran then asks for talks, said former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei, adding that no country will cooperate under such 'humiliating conditions'. | "They are applying a waterboarding method to Iran, drowning Iran | …
globalresearch.ca/us-waterboards-iran-then-asks-talks-former-iaea-head/5683528

"Radiating Insecurity": Will Europe Stand with "US Hooliganism", or Stand by Its Treaty Obligations to Iran?
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Since the Iranian revolution took power in 1979, the world stood against Iran because it is an "Islamic Republic", unwilling to acknowledge and bow to US dominance of the Middle East and the entire world. I say the world because …
globalresearch.ca/will-europe-stand-us-hooliganism-stand-its-treaty-obligations-iran/5683527

Trump Gives Up Citizenship Question but Doubles Down on Terrorizing Immigrants
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
On July 11, President Trump gave up his fight to ask people about their citizenship on the 2020 census. | The question, which the administration has been trying to add to the census since 2017, would have resulted in a significant …
globalresearch.ca/trump-gives-up-citizenship-question-doubles-down-terrorizing-immigrants/5683534

The Fear Party
David Altheide | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-15
Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair | The politics of fear led by President Trump attacking undocumented immigrants and religious minorities is pushing our political parties apart. Political divisions in the United States are increased when our two major political parties do not agree on what are the important issues. | Historically, Democratic and Republican parties essentially agreed on…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/15/the-fear-par…

Over 39,000 Honduran Migrants Deported From Mexico
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
Over 39 400 Hondurans were deported from Mexico, from October 2018 to the date, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. | RELATED: | Two Honduran Vessels Wreck at Sea, 27 People Killed | Statistics released by the Consular and Migratory Observatory of Honduras reported that over 60 000 Hondurans have been sent back to the Central American nation, 43 percent higher than the same period of 2018. | In statements to the press, the head of the General Directorate of Migrant Protection, Li…
telesurenglish.net/news/Over-39000-Hondu…

Over 39,000 Honduran Migrants Deported From Mexico
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
Over 39 400 Hondurans were deported from Mexico, from October 2018 to the date, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. | RELATED: | Two Honduran Vessels Wreck at Sea, 27 People Killed | Statistics released by the Consular and Migratory Observatory of Honduras reported that over 60 000 Hondurans have been sent back to the Central American nation, 43 percent higher than the same period of 2018. | In statements to the press, the head of the General Directorate of Migrant Protection, Li…
telesurenglish.net/news/Over-39000-Hondu…

Remnants of War
Kathy Kelly | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-15
Intense fighting and hideous attacks battered Afghans throughout their country last week as negotiators in Qatar weighed the benefits and costs of a peace agreement that might stop the bloodshed. In Kabul at least 40 people, including one child, were killed in a complex Taliban attack. Dozens of children whose school was partially collapsed by a massive…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/15/remnants-of-…

Venezuelan Delegation Arrives in Barbados to Continue Dialouge
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
The Venezuelan delegation arrived in Barbados Monday to continue the negotiations with the spokesperson of the country's opposition. | RELATED: | Venezuela: US Trying to Destroy Political Dialogue in Barbados | Jorge Rodríguez, the Vice President of Communication, Tourism, and Culture of Venezuela informed about their arrival on Twitter. | "We have arrived at generous Barbados to continue the dialogue of peace. Together with Pope Francis, we hope that all of us will commit our…
telesurenglish.net/news/venezuela-talk-w…

Venezuela: Guaido Bodyguards Arrested as Barbados Talks Resume
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-15
The self-declared "Interim President" claimed his men were victims of a "set up."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14587

There's Far More Diversity in Venezuela's 'Muzzled' Media Than in US Corporate Press
Lucas Koerner | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
The international corporate media have long displayed a peculiar creativity with the facts in their Venezuela reporting, to the point that coverage of the nation's crisis has become perhaps the world's most lucrative fictional genre. Ciara Nugent's recent piece for …
globalresearch.ca/theres-far-more-diversity-venezuelas-muzzled-media-than-us-corporate-press/5683635

Trump's Hissy-Fit Over Darroch Will Blow a Chill Wind Across Britain's Embassies in the Middle East
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-15
Just for a moment, let's forget poor old Kim Darroch. Let's jump a couple of days in front of this news story. Let me tell you how his utter humiliation and sacrifice at the hands of Trump — and with the connivance of the man who will probably be the next British prime minister –…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/15/trumps-hissy…

Three Months Since Arrest of WikiLeaks Publisher: UK Government Holds "Media Freedom" Conference While Imprisoning Assange
Oscar Grenfell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Thursday marked three months since WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy and into London's Belmarsh Prison, where he is being held pending extradition to the United States and a drumhead trial on Espionage Act charges …
globalresearch.ca/three-months-since-arrest-wikileaks-publisher-uk-government-holds-media-freedom-conference-while-imprisoning-assange/5683650

"This Omar from Minnesota". Trump's Aggressive Tweets
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Just when you thought President Trump couldn't get any more absurd, out comes a series of tweets telling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came." | Omar …
globalresearch.ca/omar-from-minnesota/5683548

Revanchist Israel Bent on Territorial Expansion. Towards "Greater Israel"?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Israel is the only nation without official borders. From its inception it was planned this way to extrajudicially annex more territory. | A territorial expansion plan was drawn up in the 1980s as part of the US/Israel plan to redraw the …
globalresearch.ca/revanchist-israel-bent-on-territorial-expansion-towards-greater-israel/5683600

Turkey's Purchase of Russian S-400 Air Defense System: A Blow to the US War Machine
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Turkey's purchase of state-of-the-art Russian S-400 air defense equipment at the expense of less capable US Patriot and Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) missiles is of much greater significance than has been reported. More on this below. | The White | …
globalresearch.ca/turkeys-purchase-russian-s-400s-blow-us-war-machine/5683541

US: Prominent Civil Rights Activist Killed in Louisiana
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
United States police in the state of Louisiana are investigating the murder of a prominent civil rights activist and founder of an African-American history museum, whose body was found in the trunk of her car in Baton Rouge, officials reported Sunday. | RELATED: | Trump Says 'The Squad' Hates the US, Asks Them to Leave Again | Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was killed by "traumatic asphyxia, including suffocation" before her body was found in the trunk of her car in the state capital…
telesurenglish.net/news/African-American…

The Death Penalty as a Political Weapon: The Execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
Rossen Vassilev Jr. | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
June 19 marked the 66th anniversary since the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, a young Jewish-American couple from New York City, whose alleged guilt as Soviet "atomic spies" has never been proved–in spite of the numerous lies, forgeries …
globalresearch.ca/death-penalty-political-weapon-execution-ethel-julius-rosenberg/5683539

Strained US-Iraq Relations: Pompeo Considers Baghdad Embassy Pullout "Permanent": Officials
Bas News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is not willing to send back the diplomats to the country's embassy in Baghdad after they were evacuated earlier this year in May, according to several State Department officials. | The evacuation came after tensions …
globalresearch.ca/strained-us-iraq-relations-pompeo-considers-baghdad-embassy-pullout-permanent-officials/5683622

On Trump's "Misguided Trade War" with China
Allen Yu | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Trump started his trade war with China over a year ago. After a year of escalations, two high-profile G20 meetings and months of on-off-on again negotiations, the trade war has the world tittering on the edge of a global recession….
globalresearch.ca/trumps-misguided-trade-war-china/5683641

America, The Incredible Disappearing Country
Helen Buyniski | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Americans celebrating Independence Day last week did so amidst levels of domestic discord unprecedented in their lifetimes. With the media establishment openly scoffing not merely at the "founding fathers," who could stand to be removed from their pedestals once in …
globalresearch.ca/incredible-disappearing-country/5683579

Top Five Trump Officials Who Resigned Because of Shocking Scandals
Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
The resignation of Trump's Labor secretary, Alex Acosta, is only the most recent in a string of such scandals for Trump. In fact, what with all the things Trump himself has done plus those around him, his is surely the …
globalresearch.ca/top-5-trump-officials-who-resigned-because-shocking-scandals/5683595

Stifling "The Amman Message": Threat to Bomb Islamic Studies Venue in Kuala Lumpur
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
In any civilised society no one will resort to violence, or the threat of violence, to stifle the voices that one does not want to hear. Unfortunately, this is what happened in Malaysia a few days ago when some bigots …
globalresearch.ca/stifling-amman-message/5683570

Syria Calls on Civilized World to Intervene in Turkey Cultural Aggression
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Turkey has a long history of criminal aggression against Syria. Even before the NATO Spring was imposed in March 2011, Turkey had built tent cities for refugees, before they felt the need to flee. It has housed various terrorists, fraudulent …
globalresearch.ca/syria-calls-civilized-world-intervene-turkey-cultural-aggression/5683556

Spectre of British Colonialism Is Haunting Hong Kong?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Five years after the "umbrella revolution", Hong Kong residents took to the streets with the new force. This time they are struggling against the law on the extradition to mainland China. | As in 2014, the Chinese authorities blame the West …
globalresearch.ca/spectre-british-colonialism-haunting-hong-kong/5683592

Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a "New Middle East"
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Towards the balkanization (division) and finlandization (pacification) of the Middle East…
globalresearch.ca/plans-for-redrawing-the-middle-east-the-project-for-a-new-middle-east/3882

More Families Freed from US Controlled Rukban Concentration Camp in Northern Syria
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
While the partisan, fake faction fight over usage of concentration camp persists domestically, American politicians and US media continue to ignore the US Rukban concentration camp in Syria. US occupation criminals continue as illicit armed guards, dictating which Syrians may …
globalresearch.ca/more-families-freed-us-ss-rukban-concentration-camp/5683558

The US' Official View of "Strategic Rivalry" in the Western Hemisphere. The Chinese Threat to US Hegemony
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
The Commander of US SOUTHCOM shared the US' official view of strategic rivalry in the Western Hemisphere last week when speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee's Emerging Threats subcommittee, revealing that his country considers China to pose the greatest …
globalresearch.ca/us-official-view-strategic-rivalry-western-hemisphere/5683609

How to Serve Man? "The Narcotic Effect of Thinking We are a Democracy"
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Inspired by the 1962 Twilight Zone episode How to Serve Man this writer uses that to make some cogent points about our corporate and political system. We have (too) large corporations that do as little as possible to make we …
globalresearch.ca/how-serve-man/5683537

The UN's Free Speech Problem
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
Anyone willing to consult the international law book on the subject of free speech will find it heavy with protections for free speech. The UN Declaration of Human Rights features, in its preamble, the ideal that "human beings shall …
globalresearch.ca/un-free-speech-problem/5683553

"Fossil Fuel Stooges" Pence & Trump Deny Climate Crisis as Deadly Rains Slam Louisiana & South Asia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-15
Ongoing heavy rain has killed at least 67 people in Nepal, 25 in India and 14 in Bangladesh as flooding from monsoons has displaced 1 million people in South Asia. This year's flooding in the region has been worse than ever before and is likely fueled by rising global temperatures, which have led to more extreme weather. Scientists warn that the risk of deadly floods is not over. In the United States, New Orleans residents managed to avoid the worst of Tropical Storm Barry, but 11 million people continued to be on flash flood warning as the storm slowly made its way through Louisiana over the weekend. President T…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/15/nepal_ind…

Christianity Demands a Corpse
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-15
Christianity Demands a Corpse | These camps are fine, | they say | Those who have no minds, | No brains, | Their skulls: just holes | Or graves, agape, | Hungering for bodies…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/15/christianity…

The Power of Our Human Voice: From Marconi to Woods Hole
B. Nimri Aziz | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-15
Heard "Trader Joe's" podcast yet? I don't know who would listen to a 22-minute corporate ad. But, given how cool podcasts have become: hey, that sounds inviting. The idea is also an implicit endorsement for radio– because that's where podcasting originated. Yes. I don't want to disenchant young progressives for whom podcasts are their go-to…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/15/the-power-of…

The June Jobs Report and the State of the Economy
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-15
The June jobs report showed the economy created 224,000 jobs in the month, a sharp increase from the revised level of 72,000 reported for May. With considerable evidence that the economy is slowing, and the ADP report showing the economy created just 102,000 jobs in June, the jobs growth number from the Bureau of Labor…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/15/the-june-job…

De-Dollarizing the American Financial Empire
Michael Hudson — Bonnie Faulkner | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-15
Imperialism is getting something for nothing. It is a strategy to obtain other countries' surplus without playing a productive role, but by creating an extractive rentier system. An imperialist power obliges other countries to pay tribute. Of course, America doesn't come right out and tell other countries, "You have to pay us tribute," like Roman…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/15/de-dollarizi…

Pyongyang on the Potomac
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-15
When Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shook hands on June 30 at the line dividing the two Koreas, the pictures that appeared on front pages all over the world depicted two very different leaders. Trump is a tall, 73-year-old white man who leads the world's most powerful democracy. Kim is a short, plump, 35-year-old…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/15/pyongyang-on…

Juggling with the Authoritarians: Donald Trump's Diplomatic Fake Book
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-15
Cue the shots, take the snaps: US President Donald Trump was back entertaining his fetish with firm handshakes proclaiming the making of history in the last round of discussions with Kim Jong-un. The press were, despite periodic attacks of bafflement, ever obliging. The meeting of Trump with the leader of the DPRK was deemed historic,…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/15/juggling-wit…

The Forum of Puebla: A New Latin American Progressive Space
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
30 political leaders representing 10 Latin American countries gathered on Saturday in Puebla, capital of the state of Puebla in Mexico, as a part of a project called ProgressiveMind (ProgresivaMente), aimed at uniting progressive forces from the continent. | RELATED: | US Labels Anti-Pakistan Baloch Army a 'Terrorist' Organization | Ex-member of the Mexican Congress and current Governor of Puebla, Luis Miguel Barbosa Huerta hosted the meeting which was attended by prominent lead…
telesurenglish.net/news/The-Forum-of-Pue…

Virginia Judge Hands Down Life Sentence, Plus 419 Years, in Case of James Alex Fields Jr., Calls Attack An Act of 'Terror'
splcenter.org | 2019-07-15
Judge Richard Moore imposed a sentence of 419 years plus life on James Alex Fields Jr., convicted of murder after the racist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/07/15/virgi…

Edward Snowden absolutely nails why the 'rinky dink' UK government lives in fear of the left
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-07-15
Whistleblower Edward Snowden was the keynote speaker at the Open Rights Group's (ORG) annual conference on 13 July. During his talk on human rights in the mass surveillance age, Snowden spoke about the difference between 'left' and 'right' activism. | As he did so, the whistleblower nailed what the "rinky dink" UK government fears most about the left. And it's right to fear the 'left' quality that Snowden identified. Because it's ultimately what can shield us from the creeping au…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/07/15/edward-snowden-absolutely-nails-why-the-rinky-dink-uk-government-lives-in-fear-of-the-left/

The Class Politics of the Civil War
James Oakes | thenation.com | 2019-07-15
The Class Politics of the Civil War…
thenation.com/article/civil-war-elizabet…

Lula da Silva's Attorney: Intercept Revelations Confirm Political and Unfair Trial
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-15
Brazil's former president Lula da Silva was "a victim of a politically motivated trial," says Valeska Teixeira Zanin Martins, Lula's co-defense counsel. The Intercept's explosive revelations about the collaboration between judge Moro and prosecutors prove this…
therealnews.com/stories/lula-da-silvas-a…

Trump Says 'The Squad' Hates the US, Asks Them to Leave Again
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
The United States President Donald Trump Monday defended his attacks against four Democratic congresswomen, saying he was not concerned if people thought his tweets toward them were racist and accused the U.S. lawmakers of hating America. | RELATED: | Nancy Pelosi 'Salty' as Progressive Congresswomen Vote Against Right-wing Border Bill | "As far as…
telesurenglish.net/news/us-trump-ilhan-o…

Podemos calls internal vote to enter PSOE-led Spanish government
wsws.org | 2019-07-15
Aware that its falling electoral support reflects growing social opposition to the entire political establishment, Podemos is seeking to obtain as many posts as possible.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/15/pode…

Trump's Fixation on Intellectual Property Rights Serves the Rich
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-15
Between making threats of actual war with North Korea and Iran, Donald Trump has also gotten us into a trade war with China. Trump's ostensible reason for this trade war — the large US trade deficit with China — actually did have some basis in reality, but in practice the trade war is straying into turf that is likely to offer few gains for US workers and could actually lead to sizable losses. | A major theme in Trump's campaign was that China is a world-class currency manipulator that deliberately keeps down the value of its currency to give its products an advantage in international trade. The ba…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-fixation-on…

Dan Kovalik: Plot to Overthrow Venezuela: U.S. Creating a Coup for Oil
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2019-07-15
Berkeley Hillside Club | 2286 Cedar St | Berkeley, CA 94709…
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Trump administration will place 'new bar' on asylum for immigrants crossing southern border
rt.com | 2019-07-15
The Trump administration announced new restrictions on asylum applications from immigrants traveling to the US through Mexico, the latest move in an immigration crackdown. | …
rt.com/usa/464208-trump-asylum-seekers-c…

War by Other Means: Understanding and Challenging U.S. Sanctions Against Iran (2/3)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-15
2019 Left Forum panel on US economic war against Iran, presented by Prof. Reza Ghorashi…
therealnews.com/stories/war-by-other-mea…

Build rank-and-file committees to prepare a political general strike against Ontario's Doug Ford!
wsws.org | 2019-07-15
To prevail in this fight, workers must break free of the trade unions and NDP, and unify their struggles in a global working-class counter-offensive against capitalist austerity and war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/15/ston…

Voices from the protests against Trump's attack on immigrants
wsws.org | 2019-07-15
The WSWS spoke with hundreds across the country, including Kare, a paralegal in New York City, who said, "Change certainly won't be coming from the top. This has been going on too long, and now that people are aware of it, we have to stand up."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/15/vigi…

War by Other Means: Understanding and Challenging U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela (1/3)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-15
2019 Left Forum panel on US economic war against Venezuela, presented by TRNN's Greg Wilpert…
therealnews.com/stories/war-by-other-mea…

Lula da Silva's Attorney: Intercept Revelations Confirm Political and Unfair Trial
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-15
Brazil's former president Lula da Silva was "a victim of a politically motivated trial," says Valeska Tiexiera Zanin Martins, Lula's co-defense counsel. The Intercept's explosive revelations about the collaboration between judge Moro and prosecutors prove this…
therealnews.com/stories/lula-da-silvas-a…

US 'Veterans for Peace' visit Nicaragua, Establish Chapter
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-15
"I would like to underline the importance that your visit to Nicaragua has at this moment, not only for July 19, which is a very important date for us, and not only for the Sandinistas, but for the people in general", senior member of the ruling FSLN, Doris Tijerino said.
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Veterans-for-…

Three years ago, Turkey nearly went over the edge
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-15
The events of that ill-fated night will live in the memory of the Turkish citizens who survived them. In reviewing the July 15 attempted coup three years later, it is important to take an objective look and not presume any easy answers or explanations. It is clear that what happened would be practically impossible without …
uwidata.com/4277-three-years-ago-turkey-…

The Media Uses Coal Miners to Attack the Green New Deal While Ignoring Pensions
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-15
Anna Attie, Eleanor Colbert and Daniel Fernandez contributed research to this report.To stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis, at least 80 percent of coal reserves must stay in the ground, according to a conservative estimate in the journal Nature. This means that coal miners would see their already declining industry all but disappear. The Green New Deal, the resolution put forward by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-M…
truthout.org/articles/the-media-uses-coa…

Communities Fight Back as Threat of ICE Raids Terrorizes Immigrant Families
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-15
This weekend, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents launched a handful of raids across the country as part of President Trump's push to detain and deport thousands of undocumented migrants in 10 major cities. Agents in Chicago reportedly arrested a mother and her children only to quickly release them. Arrests were also attempted in New York City, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and Harlem, where immigrants reportedly refused to open their doors to ICE agents because they did not have warrants. Authorities say more raids are planned this week, prompting fear but also generating mass protests on the ground. We sp…
truthout.org/video/communities-fight-bac…

Kaepernick anthem-kneeling controversy was the work of 'Russian Bots' — Kamala Harris
rt.com | 2019-07-15
What can't those dastardly Russian bots do? Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has blamed the media commotion surrounding former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's kneeling during the national anthem on the Kremlin's minions. | …
rt.com/usa/464243-kamala-harris-russian-…

War by Other Means: Understanding and Challenging U.S. Sanctions Against Russia (3/3)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-15
2019 Left Forum panel on US economic war against Russia, presented by Prof. Jeremy Kuzmarov…
therealnews.com/stories/war-by-other-mea…

Talisman Sabre: US and Australia prepare for war with China
wsws.org | 2019-07-15
The massive military exercise in northern Australia, in preparation for conflict in the Indo-Pacific, has been treated as a non-event by the political and media establishment.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/15/tali…

Trump's Asylum Ban 2.0 Is Broadest Attack Yet on the Asylum Process
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-15
Today Trump's team announced its broadest assault yet on the asylum process: a regulatory change filed with the Federal Register saying that anyone who passes through another country to reach the United States would be ineligible to claim asylum here. Because it is an interim rule, it does not need to go through the regular and lengthy approval process. As a result, unless the courts intervene, at the stroke of a pen Trump will have gutted decades of American asylum and immigration p…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-asylum-ban-…

Manhattan blackout affects tens of thousands of New Yorkers
wsws.org | 2019-07-15
While its public infrastructure decays, New York City is home to the largest number of billionaires and millionaires in the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/15/blac…

Pompeo's 'Inalienable Rights Commission' — A Conservative Christian Assault on Human Rights?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-15
The newly-announced State Department "commission on inalienable rights" is a Trojan Horse for the long-planned Conservative Christian attack on human rights.
therealnews.com/stories/pompeos-inaliena…

House Democrats ratify $733 billion for US military
wsws.org | 2019-07-15
The bill was passed with more than a dozen amendments, all of which will eventually be removed, to ensure the support of Democratic "progressives."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/15/ndaa…

Trump calls on 'Radical Left Congresswomen' to apologize to US & Israel in fresh Twitter attack
rt.com | 2019-07-15
US President Donald Trump escalated his war of words with a group of progressive Democrat congresswomen in an early-morning tweet Monday, in which he called for them to apologize to the US, Israel and to his office. | …
rt.com/usa/464196-trump-radical-left-fou…

Trump's Asylum Ban 2.0 Is Broadest Attack Yet on the Asylum Process
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-15
Today Trump's team announced its broadest assault yet on the asylum process: a regulatory change filed with the Federal Register saying that anyone who passes through another country to reach the United States would be ineligible to claim asylum here. Because it is an interim rule, it does not need to go through the regular and lengthy approval process. As a result, unless the courts intervene, at the stroke of a pen Trump will have gutted decades of American asylum and immigration p…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-asylum-ban-…

Pence and Trump Deny Climate Crisis as Deadly Rains Slam Louisiana and Asia
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-15
Ongoing heavy rain has killed at least 67 people in Nepal, 25 in India and 14 in Bangladesh as flooding from monsoons has displaced 1 million people in South Asia. This year's flooding in the region has been worse than ever before and is likely fueled by rising global temperatures, which have led to more extreme weather. Scientists warn that the risk of deadly floods is not over. In the United States, New Orleans residents managed to avoid the worst of Tropical Storm Barry, but 11 million people continued to be on flash flood warning as the storm slowly made its way through Louisiana over the weekend. Presiden…
truthout.org/video/pence-and-trump-deny-…

Fresno's Radical Past
Mike Rhodes | indybay.org | 2019-07-15
This is an article about the 50 Years of Resistance event held on June 22, 2019 in Fresno. We brought together Anti-War and Draft Resistance activists who were active in Fresno 50 years ago. The photo below shows this young woman being arrested at an antiwar protest at Fresno State, probably on May 23, 1970. This photo is from the Special Collections department at Fresno State.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/12/1882464…

Crowd of UFO fans seeking to 'raid Area 51' hits 1 MILLION despite US Air Force warning
rt.com | 2019-07-15
If even a small fraction of those UFO lovers show up to try and break 'them aliens' free from the secret desert facility, the 'Area 51 raid' joke risks spilling into one of the largest civil disobedience events ever in the US. | …
rt.com/usa/464171-area-51-raid-million-p…

Journalist Faces Death Threats for Exposing Brazilian Judge's Far-Right Bias
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-15
On the evening of Sunday, July 7, Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro attended the country's resounding victory over Peru in the final game of the 2019 America's Cup. | By his side was his embattled Justice Minister Sérgio Moro. Until recently, Moro had been the county's top corruption crusader, the former judge overseeing the landmark investigations into Brazil's Car Wash corruption scandal, in which billions were paid in bribes through the state oil company Petrobras, in exchange for government contracts. Moro was lifted to superhero status by fans and a benevolent press, and seen as a shoo-in…
truthout.org/articles/us-journalist-face…

The Darroch Affair: Brexit Britain Losing Control
Graham Vanbergen | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-15
If one thing that Donald Trump and Boris Johnson have just demonstrated in the Darroch affair — it is that the UK's postwar self-image has been all but destroyed in full view. | I wrote about such events occurring in The …
globalresearch.ca/the-darroch-affair-brexit-britain-losing-control/5683628

Democrats back mass deportations
wsws.org | 2019-07-15
Regardless of immigration status, all workers must understand that they are the ultimate target of the anti-democratic methods used against immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/15/pers…

Netroots Nation: What does America's largest progressive conference mean for the 2020 race?
rt.com | 2019-07-15
With the Democratic party torn between the activist left and the establishment center, some of its leading figures competed to out-woke each other at Netroots Nation 2019. But will this bring victory in 2020 — or rule it out? | …
rt.com/usa/464245-netroots-democrats-war…

Protest of Planned Federal Immigration Roundups Draws Hundreds to Redwood City
Ruth Robertson | indybay.org | 2019-07-15
President Donald Trump has threatened mass deportation roundups, starting today. On Friday July 12, in Redwood City, California, demonstrators said it was important to protest the administration's crackdown. | Photos by Charlie Moehle, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/14/1882470…

Autoworkers determined to fight as contract talks open
wsws.org | 2019-07-15
With the formal negotiations starting today autoworkers want to recoup years of UAW-backed wage and benefit concessions and substantially improve their wages and working conditions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/15/auto…

CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge WALK for PEACE
Martha Hubert | indybay.org | 2019-07-15
11: 45 am: Gather at the plaza at the SF end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. | Arrive early for best parking. We'll take some photos while waiting for folks to show up. | Noon: Walk on the eastern walkway, from the south end to the middle of the bridge, where we'll stop and hold a 15 minute vigil, showing motorists our signs (Berma-shave style, | at least 10 feet between each sign/person). From there, we'll return to our starting point in the plaza at the south end of the bridge. | 1: 30 pm: Photo ops and Closing Circle/Open Mike (no megaphone) on the SF side after the bridge walk. We'll probably…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/13/1882467…

Pass the ICE: Sizzling hot Border Protection agent causes a viral sensation (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2019-07-15
With debate raging over the Trump administration's hardline immigration policies, some netizens paused to reflect on the more important news: the female Customs and Border Patrol agent who went viral as #ICEbae. | …
rt.com/usa/464249-broder-protection-ice-…

Flushing drugs could create 'meth gators', warn Tennessee police
rt.com | 2019-07-15
If you thought alligators were a force to be reckoned with, then you've never met one hopped up on methamphetamine. That's precisely why one police department has asked that residents keep their illicit drugs out of the sewers. | …
rt.com/usa/464248-meth-gators-alabama-po…

Newsom Administration begins public process for Delta Tunnel
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-07-15
Newsom's support of one tunnel to divert water from the Delta to corporate agribusiness and Southern California water agencies is no surprise. Newsom received a total of $637,398 from agribusiness in his 2018 campaign for Governor, including $116,800 from Beverly Hills agribusiness billionaires Linda and Stewart Resnick, the owners of the Wonderful Company two of the strongest supporters of the Delta Tunnel and promoters of numerous attacks on environmental protections for salmon and other fish species.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/13/1882467…

Communities Fight Back as Threat of ICE Raids Terrorizes Immigrant Families
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-15
This weekend, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents launched a handful of raids across the country as part of President Trump's push to detain and deport thousands of undocumented migrants in 10 major cities. Agents in Chicago reportedly arrested a mother and her children only to quickly release them. Arrests were also attempted in New York City, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and Harlem, where immigrants reportedly refused to open their doors to ICE agents because they did not have warrants. Authorities say more raids are planned this week, prompting fear but also generating mass protests on the ground. We sp…
truthout.org/video/communities-fight-bac…

Mountain View Vigil Protests Immigration Camps
Text: R.R. Photos: Teri Vershel | indybay.org | 2019-07-15
On June 30, 2018 in Mountain View 2,000 people demonstrated to send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together! They demanded an end to cruel and unjustified treatment of immigrant children and their families. A year later, on July 12, 2019, members of Together We Will once again called upon the people to gather on the streets, for the situation has not improved. Quite the opposite, it has only become more dire. | Photos by Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/14/1882468…

Why Are Anti-Migrant Arguments in the E.U., U.S. Pure Hypocrisy?
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-14
Almost every day we read about the latest outbursts in Europe, targeting pro-immigration policies. There are protests, even riots. Right-wing governments get voted in, allegedly, because the Europeans "have had enough of relaxed immigration regulations". | That is what we are …
globalresearch.ca/why-anti-migrant-arguments-e-u-u-s-pure-hypocrisy/5683482

Why are Anti-Migrant Arguments in the E.U., U.S. Pure Hypocrisy?
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-14
Almost every day we read about the latest outbursts in Europe, targeting pro-immigration policies. There are protests, even riots. Right-wing governments get voted in, allegedly, because the Europeans "have had enough of relaxed immigration regulations". That is what we are told. That's what we are supposed to understand, and even sympathize with. Anti-immigration sentiments are …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/why-are-anti-…

After Alleged UK Tanker Incident in Persian Gulf, EU Powers Threaten Iran
Alex Lantier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-14
US and UK military sources claim that Iranian boats intercepted a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Wednesday, before a British warship, the HMS Montrose, chased them off. | None of the reports about this incident can be taken …
globalresearch.ca/after-alleged-uk-tanker-incident-persian-gulf-eu-powers-threaten-iran/5683475

2019-07-14: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-07-14). Leaks Reveal Trump Left Pact With Iran to Erase Obama's Legacy. telesurenglish.net New leaks from an unknown source about former UK ambassador, Kim Darroch, revealed this Sunday US President Donald Trump withdrew from nuclear agreement with Iran to erase Barack Obama"s legacy. | RELATED: | US Braces for ICE Raids in 10 Major Cities Sunday | Sunday edition of the Journal Mail on Sunday issued such news. The report was a backstory of past week's diplomatic events in which UK representative to the US described Trump's government as inept and dysfunctional. | According to the…

Andre Vltchek (2019-07-14). Why Are Anti-Migrant Arguments in the E.U., U.S. Pure Hypocrisy? globalresearch.ca Almost every day we read about the latest outbursts in Europe, targeting pro-immigration policies. There are protests, even riots. Right-wing governments get voted in, allegedly, because the Europeans "have had enough of relaxed immigration regulations". | That is what we are …

Andre Vltchek (2019-07-14). Why are Anti-Migrant Arguments in the E.U., U.S. Pure Hypocrisy? dissidentvoice.org Almost every day we read about the latest outbursts in Europe, targeting pro-immigration policies. There are protests, even riots. Right-wing governments get voted in, allegedly, because the Europeans "have had enough of relaxed immigration regulations". That is what we are told. That's what we are supposed to understand, and even sympathize with. Anti-immigration sentiments are …

Alex Lantier (2019-07-14). After Alleged UK Tanker Incident in Persian Gulf, EU Powers Threaten Iran. globalresearch.ca US and UK military sources claim that Iranian boats intercepted a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Wednesday, before a British warship, the HMS Montrose, chased them off. | None of the reports about this incident can be taken …

Fight Back (2019-07-14). Minneapolis stands with Iran, Venezuela, Cuba against U.S. sanctions regime. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – "Workers of the world, unite! Not 'workers of America unite' or 'workers who look like us, pray like us or love like us unite.' It's all workers," said union organizer David Gilbert-Pederson of Minnesota Workers United. "We have more in common with the tailor in Tehran than the bankers who crashed our economy. We have more in common with the bus driver in Caracas than the politicians locking kids in cages." | Gilbert-Pederson spoke to a protest on Lake Street, July 13, of over 80 people gathered to oppose recent U.S. war threats against Iran and Venezuela. Organized by the Minnesota Peace Action…

teleSUR (2019-07-14). Iran Ready for Talks If US Lifts Sanctions: Rouhani. telesurenglish.net Iran is ready to hold negotiation talks with the United States if Donald Trump's administration lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech Sunday. | RELATED: | Leaks Reveal Trump Left Pact With Iran to Erase Obama's Legacy | "We have always believed in talks … if they lift sanctions, end the imposed economic pressure and return to the deal, we are ready to hold talks, right now and anywhe…

Steven Sahiounie (2019-07-14). Oil Prices Rise in Response to the U.S.-Iran Tensions in the Gulf. globalresearch.ca A series of events have unfolded, which dates back to the U.S. President Trump's decision to break the U.S. participation in the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, which was signed by the U.S., Iran, China, the EU, France, Germany, Russia, and …

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-14). Britain's Betrayal: Siding with Trump Against Iran. globalresearch.ca The US/UK special relationship is longstanding. Throughout…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-07-14). Trump Advisors Giuliani and Bolton Support MEK, the Iran Terrorist Organization. globalresearch.ca Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, tweeted on Saturday that MEK is a viable alternative to the rule of the mullahs in Iran. | Rudy, of course, didn't bother to point out that NCRI is a front organization for MEK, short for …

Marjorie Cohn (2019-07-14). Trump Can't Get Enough of Terrorizing Immigrants. truthdig.com After having to give up on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, Trump sends a chilling reminder of the other tools at his disposal.

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-14). Imran Khan's Trip to America: Pakistan's Geopolitical Balancing Act. globalresearch.ca The Pakistani Premier's upcoming trip to the US is the next logical step in the global pivot state's geopolitical balancing act and is expected to greatly contribute to the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan that's of importance for the entire …

Telesur (2019-07-14). Guaido Security Arrested for Selling Stolen Venezuelan Army Weapons. globalresearch.ca Venezuelan communication minister announces arrests of Guaido security members trying to sell army weapons stolen the day of the opposition member's failed coup. | *** | Venezuelan Minister of Communication Jorge Rodriguez reports that two security guards of the self-declared interim president, …

teleSUR (2019-07-14). Sudanese Protesters Mark 40 Days Since Military Crackdown. telesurenglish.net Tens of thousands demonstrated in cities across Sudan Saturday, witnesses said, to mark 40 days since security forces killed dozens when they stormed a protest camp in the capital Khartoum. | RELATED: | New Coup Attempt in Sudan Fails | The demonstrations were the first since the ruling military council and civilian opposition agreed in principle to a power-sharing arrangement ahead of e…

Paul Haeder (2019-07-14). It Goes Without Saying: Those in Power are without Melanin. dissidentvoice.org "the worst thing that ever happened to the world was the white man coming across gun powder. —— the end of the world | the beginning of white supremacy" ‚Äï Nayyirah Waheed, Salt It would take a million blogs just to get through the millions of millionaires (36,000,000) and the billionaires (2,700) who are fleshy-faced and melanin-challenged …

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-07-14). As Cost Of Climate Crisis Grows, Climate Movement Escalates. dissidentvoice.org Activists run towards the Garzweiler open-cast mine (David Young/picture alliance via Getty Images) The warnings of climate chaos are coming so fast they are difficult to keep up with. Storms, heatwaves and climate-related weather disasters are increasing at a rapid pace. The leadership of the two corporate-dominated political parties are trying to keep the climate …

Robert Dodge (2019-07-14). 60 Years Since the Largest U.S. Nuclear Accident and Captured Federal Agencies. globalresearch.ca 60 years ago today the largest nuclear accident in U.S. history occurred above the Southern California community of Simi Valley when the Santa Susanna Field Laboratory (SSFL) site suffered a partial nuclear meltdown. That accident, kept secret for two decades, …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-14). The Resigning British Ambassador: Sir Kim Darroch Bashes Donald Trump. globalresearch.ca Rarely do ambassadors resign after an intense self-assessment of worth. Diplomatic immunity does not merely extend to protecting the official from the reach of local laws; it encourages a degree of freedom in engaging as a country's representative. Sir Kim …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-07-14). China Building Secular Schools for Muslims in Xinjiang Province. Western Media Critique. globalresearch.ca China's recent building-spree of schools in its underdeveloped and remote region of Xinjiang — in a saner world — would be good news. But for editors at the BBC it is being depicted as sinister and dystopian. | The BBC's article, …

Zero Hedge (2019-07-14). "Playing With Fire": China's Military Warns US Over Taiwan Arms Sales. globalresearch.ca China's military has predictably slammed Washington's recent approval to send $2.2 billion in arms to Taiwan, announced Monday. The PLA warned among other things that the move "severely undermined Sino-US military-to-military relations" at an already sensitive juncture in relations. …

Jamil Dakwar, Sonia Gill (2019-07-14). Pompeo's New "Human Rights" Commission is Up To No Good. commondreams.org Secretary Pompeo speaks of longstanding international human rights norms as if he's demonstrated a single iota of respect for them, and as if those norms are incongruent with defending human dignity and democratic values. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eric Margolis (2019-07-14). Turkey Calls Trump's Bluff. commondreams.org Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the High-Level Cooperation Council meeting between the Russian Federation and Turkey on April 8, 2019. (Photo: Russian President, cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-07-14). Brazilians Against Easing Control on Gun Possession: Survey. telesurenglish.net Most Brazilians are against the changes proposed by President Jair Bolsonaro to significantly relax gun possession regulations, according to a survey published on Friday by pollster Datafolha Institute. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Wants Son Ambassador to US, Brazilian Diplomats Don't | According to Datafolha, one of the country's major polling institutes, 70 percent Brazilians reject the attempt to make it much easier for citizens to purchase and keep firearms. Another 28 percent agree…

RT (2019-07-14). Man dies from FLESH-EATING bacteria after swimming in Florida. rt.com A man from Tennessee has died from being infected by flesh-eating bacteria after taking a few swims in Florida. His daughter blames the hospital for ignoring her warnings that her dad could have necrotizing fasciitis.

Party for Socialism and Liberation, Sonoma (2019-07-14). Reading Between The Headlines: Stop The War on Immigrants! indybay.org A'roma Roasters Coffee | 95 5th Street | Santa Rosa…

Ruth Robertson (2019-07-14). Protest of Planned Federal Immigration Roundups Draws Hundreds to Redwood City. indybay.org President Donald Trump has threatened mass deportation roundups, starting today. On Friday July 12, in Redwood City, California, demonstrators said it was important to protest the administration's crackdown. | Photos by Charlie Moehle, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.

Dayton Andrews (2019-07-14). Resist US Imperialism: Close the Camps, No War With Iran. indybay.org The SF Federal Building, 90 7th st SF CA, 94103 | We will meet on Seventh street, right in front of the main entrance.

teleSUR (2019-07-14). Tlaib Slams Israeli Racism, Applauds Intersectional Solidarity. telesurenglish.net U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib slammed Israel in an interview with Jacobin published Saturday. She criticized Israel's policy towards Palestinians and called for intersectional solidarity. | RELATED: | Nancy Pelosi 'Salty' as Progressive Congresswomen Vote Against Right-wing Border Bill | "I can tell you when I was in Palestine w…

Staff (2019-07-14). American Dark Money Is Fueling the Rise of Europe's Far Right. truthout.org Five years ago, Matteo Salvini stripped and posed half-naked for a series of "sexy" photos that were auctioned on eBay. At the time, he was a senior official of Italy's separatist Lega Nord party. His bizarre photoshoot took place on the sidelines of a National Front conference in France. Beneficiaries of the auction included part of an Italian anti-abortion network that claims to be "inspired" by the "heritage of Christian culture" and responds to a "conspiracy against life…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-07-14). Trump Takes Pelosi's Side Against AOC and The Squad as Intraparty Fight Over Immigration Continues. commondreams.org "Pelosi, in short, is trying her best to play the game of politics as usual—the only game she has known as she has ascended the party hierarchy. 'The Squad,' on the other hand, is trying to change the rules of the game." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Anya Parampil (2019-07-14). 'Weaponizing Human Rights': UN Chief Bachelet's Venezuela Report Follows US Regime Change Script. globalresearch.ca Former UN special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas slams UN High Commissioner Bachelet's report on Venezuela as a politicized collection of baseless accusations by "advocates of regime change" | *** | When United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet traveled to …

Staff (2019-07-14). The Global Beef Trade Is Destroying the Amazon. truthout.org The cows grazed under a hot sun near a wooden bridge spanning a river in the Amazon. The quiet was occasionally broken by a motorbike growling along a dirt road that cut through the sprawling cattle ranch. | But the idyllic pasture was on land that the Lagoa do Triunfo ranch has been forbidden to use for cattle since 2010, when it was embargoed by Brazil's environment agency Ibama as a punishment for deforestation. Nearby there were more signs of fresh pasture: short grass, feeding troughs, and fresh salt used to feed cattle — all in apparent contravention of rules designed to protect vital rainforest.

Text: R.R. Photos: Teri Vershel (2019-07-14). Mountain View Vigil Protests Immigration Camps. indybay.org On June 30, 2018 in Mountain View 2,000 people demonstrated to send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together! They demanded an end to cruel and unjustified treatment of immigrant children and their families. A year later, on July 12, 2019, members of Together We Will once again called upon the people to gather on the streets, for the situation has not improved. Quite the opposite, it has only become more dire. | Photos by Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.

teleSUR (2019-07-14). UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution Against US Sanctions. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted Saturday a resolution condemning the imposition of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) by the United States and its allies against Venezuela and other member states. | RELATED: | Venezuela: U.N. Report Omits Social Programs, U.S. Sanctions | The draft resolution was approved with 28 votes in favor, 14 against and five abstentions,…

Staff (2019-07-14). No War, No Warming with Rev. Lennox Yearwood. therealnews.com The president of Hip Hop Caucus speaks with Dharna Noor at Netroots Nation 2019 on fighting for climate justice and a Green New Deal—and fighting against militarization…

RT (2019-07-14). 'Ready to protect US & its assets': Military warns 750k+ alien hunters NOT to storm Area 51. rt.com With the number of UFO enthusiasts volunteering to raid Area 51 growing uncontrollably amid an avalanche of memes on Twitter, the Pentagon seems to be worried that some might actually show up to try and break 'them aliens' free.

Staff (2019-07-14). Nicki Minaj's Boycott of Saudi Arabia Sets a Moral Standard for Artists. therealnews.com CodePink's Ariel Gold discusses the decision of Nicki Minaj to withdraw from a festival in Saudi Arabia after a grassroots campaign among her fans made her aware of the human rights violations in the country…

RT (2019-07-14). Russian trolls are coming! Obama staffer issues warning amid dispute within Democrtic party. rt.com With sniping and infighting rocking the Democratic Party, former White House staffer Ben Rhodes has warned the left to be on the lookout for those ever-present "Russian trolls," drawing ridicule. |

Staff (2019-07-14). UN Report on Venezuela Fails to Reflect the Causes and Severity of the Economic Crisis — Why? (2/2). therealnews.com Alfred de Zayas says the UN Human Rights Council's report on Venezuela left out essential aspects in its otherwise damning report on Venezuela because the council has increasingly fallen under the sway of the demands of the US government…

Martha Hubert (2019-07-14). CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge WALK for PEACE. indybay.org 11: 45 am: Gather at the plaza at the SF end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. | Arrive early for best parking. We'll take some photos while waiting for folks to show up. | Noon: Walk on the eastern walkway, from the south end to the middle of the bridge, where we'll stop and hold a 15 minute vigil, showing motorists our signs (Berma-shave style, | at least 10 feet between each sign/person). From there, we'll return to our starting point in the plaza at the south end of the bridge. | 1: 30 pm: Photo ops and Closing Circle/Open Mike (no megaphone) on the SF side after the bridge walk. We'll probably…

Dan Bacher (2019-07-14). Newsom Administration begins public process for Delta Tunnel. indybay.org Newsom's support of one tunnel to divert water from the Delta to corporate agribusiness and Southern California water agencies is no surprise. Newsom received a total of $637,398 from agribusiness in his 2018 campaign for Governor, including $116,800 from Beverly Hills agribusiness billionaires Linda and Stewart Resnick, the owners of the Wonderful Company two of the strongest supporters of the Delta Tunnel and promoters of numerous attacks on environmental protections for salmon and other fish species.

Mike Rhodes (2019-07-14). Fresno's Radical Past. indybay.org This is an article about the 50 Years of Resistance event held on June 22, 2019 in Fresno. We brought together Anti-War and Draft Resistance activists who were active in Fresno 50 years ago. The photo below shows this young woman being arrested at an antiwar protest at Fresno State, probably on May 23, 1970. This photo is from the Special Collections department at Fresno State.

Amy Goodman (2019-07-13). Know your rights: How immigrant rights activists are preparing for looming ICE deportation raids. nationofchange.org Immigrant communities across the country and their allies are preparing for nationwide raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned to begin Sunday that will target undocumented members of immigrant families in at least nine major cities. The cities where raids will take place are said to be Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. New Orleans had been on the list, but the city announced this weekend that ICE was temporarily postponing the raids due to Tropical Storm Barry. We speak with a roundtable of immigrants' rights activists: Adelina Nicholls,…

teleSUR (2019-07-13). US Braces for ICE Raids in 10 Major Cities Sunday. telesurenglish.net Residents across the United States spent Saturday protesting across the country the impending raids by members of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), set to begin Sunday in 10 major U.S. cities, as announced by the federal administration. | RELATED: | ICE Kills Armed Man Outside Tacoma Detention Center | From the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump stated Friday: "It starts on Sunday, and they're going to take people out, and they're going to bring them back to the…

teleSUR (2019-07-13). ICE Kills Armed Man Outside Tacoma Detention Center. telesurenglish.net Police shot and fatally injured a male protester outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Facility in Washington State Saturday, local media outlets reported, after the unidentified man set a police car on fire. | RELATED: | Mass Protests in US Demand End of Immigrant Detention Centers | Amed with a rifle, the unidentified man stood outside th…

South Front (2019-07-13). Video: Syrian Army Repelled Large Attack in Northern Hama. UK Claims Iran Attempted to Capture Its Tanker. globalresearch.ca On July 10, Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies launched a surprise attack on positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Hama and captured the town of al-Hamameyat and the …

Anya Parampil (2019-07-13). US-trained troops shoot Honduran students protesting privatization. thegrayzone.com Anya Parampil reports from inside a student occupation at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), where US-trained troops shot…

Zoe PC (2019-07-13). Human rights report on Venezuela ignores impact of imperialist aggression. mronline.org The much anticipated UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights report barely touched upon how the economic sanctions and right-wing violence have impacted the lives of the Venezuelan people | Source

Robert Fantina (2019-07-13). Europe and the JCPOA: International Hypocrisy, Will the US Start a Disastrous War in the Middle East? globalresearch.ca The special meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, called by the hypocritical United States due to Iran's announcement that it had 'breached' part of its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has come and gone. The …

Eds. (2019-07-13). Join the CIA: travel the world passing out nuclear blueprints. mronline.org In the year 2000, the CIA gave Iran (slightly and obviously flawed) blueprints for a key component of a nuclear weapon. In 2006 James Risen wrote about this "operation" in his book State of War. | Source

Jake Johnson (2019-07-13). House Votes to Block Trump From Launching Unauthorized War With Iran. theantimedia.com The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan amendment barring Trump from launching an unauthorized war with Iran.

teleSUR -EF (2019-07-13). Guaido Security Arrested for Selling Stolen Venezuelan Army Weapons. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Minister of Communication Jorge Rodriguez reports that two security guards of the self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido have been captured for trying to sell weapons stolen from the National Guard in the run up to Guaido's failed coup d'état attempt of the government April 30. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Armed Forces Guarantee a Free Venezuela, Maduro Says | At a press conference, Rodriguez presented "overwhelming" evidence of the direct involvement of Guaido in…

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-13). The Myth of Low Interest Rates Stimulating Economic Growth in the US. globalresearch.ca Tax cuts for the rich and near-rock bottom low interest rates don't stimulate economic growth. | Corporations have been using the windfall for executive pay increases and bonuses, stock buybacks raising their valuations, mergers and acquisitions to reduce competition, dividends to …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-07-13). Shifting Alliances: Is Turkey Now "Officially" an Ally of Russia? Acquires Russia's S-400. Exit from NATO Imminent? globalresearch.ca Turkey's de facto exit from NATO points to a historical shift in the structure of military alliances which could potentially contribute to weakening US hegemony in the Middle East as well as creating conditions which could lead to a breakup of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

teleSUR (2019-07-13). China: 'Belt and Road' Project to Encompass 18 Arab Countries. telesurenglish.net Vice Ministry of Commerce Qian Keming said Friday in Beijing that China has signed cooperation agreements to build the "Belt and Road" (BR) Initiative with 18 Arab countries. | RELATED: | Russia to Build 2000km Highway Linking to China's New Silk Road | "The Joint Sino-Arab efforts to boost cooperation on the Strip and the Route have achieved remarkable achieve…

The Canary (2019-07-13). Police under fire after warning to press over leaked diplomatic cables. thecanary.co The Metropolitan Police came under fire after warning journalists against the publication of further leaked diplomatic dispatches.Scotland Yard announced on Friday it was launching a criminal investigation into the leak of cables from the British ambassador to the US, Sir Kim Darroch, which were highly critical of the Trump administration.Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said there was a "clear public interest" in bringing the perpetrator to justice given the damage caused to Britain's international relations. | In a highly unusual move, he also warned the media that they could face prosecution if there was any f…

The Canary (2019-07-13). Briton reported dead after Somalia attack. thecanary.co A Briton is reported to be among those killed in an all-night siege on a hotel in Somalia.At least four al-Shabab assailants attacked the Asasey Hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo leaving more than 25 people dead, including one Briton, according to the Associated Press.The news agency reported that Ahmed Madobe, president of Jubbaland regional state, said those killed also include three Kenyans, three Tanzanians, two Americans and one Canadian.A view of Asasey Hotel after the attack in Kismayo, Somalia (AP)The attack began with a suicide car bomb at the entrance gate and was followed by an assault by gunm…

Julie Hollar (2019-07-13). Why Does WaPo See Black as an 'Identity'—but Not Multi-Millionaire? fair.org by Julie Hollar The Washington Post's "identity politics" writer put out a piece this week ( 7/9/19) devoted to what Robert Johnson, the ultra-rich founder of Black Entertainment Television, thinks about the Democratic primary race. The piece leads off: Few demographic groups are more faithful to the Democratic Part…

Roger Stoll (2019-07-13). Empire's War under the Radar: Nicaragua. dissidentvoice.org In April of 2018 armed and unarmed proxies of the US in collaboration with Nicaraguan elites launched a war against the Nicaraguan state, its government, its economy and its people. It disrupted transportation and communications throughout the country and sabotaged the economy. This was effected through acts of vandalism, arson, assault, beatings, killings, torture and …

Staff (2019-07-13). New Elections Systems Vulnerable to Hacks, AP Analysis Shows. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds helping counties buy brand-new electoral systems. | But there's a problem: Many of these new systems still run on old software that will soon be outdated and more vulnerable to hackers. | An Associated Press analysis has found that like many counties in Pennsylvania, the vast majority of 10,000 election jurisdictions n…

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2019-07-13). From Enlightenment to "Enfrightenment": Romanticism as a Tool for Elite Agendas. globalresearch.ca Introduction | Romanticism is an eighteenth century artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement which emerged as a reaction to Enlightenment ideas of science, reason and human progress. Its effect on politics has been to reassert conservative ideas about society based on …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2019-07-13). U.S. Eyes Sri Lanka as Its Military Logistics Hub. globalresearch.ca The Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on 21st April in which 259 people were killed and over 500 injured were initially attributed to the Islamic State (IS). But no hard evidence is available to substantiate such a reading …

Rossen Vassilev Jr. (2019-07-13). Were the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a War Crime and a Crime Against Humanity? globalresearch.ca The two most often cited reasons for President Truman's controversial decision were to shorten the war and to save the lives of "between 250,000 and 500,000" American soldiers.

Mary Fitzgerald (2019-07-13). The American dark money behind Europe's far right. commondreams.org Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, seen here in Pisa at a meeting of the Tuscan University Movement in March, owes much of his success to the largesse of American donors, the authors argue. (Photo: Pisa Today, cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Robert Dodge (2019-07-13). 60 Years Since the Largest U.S. Nuclear Accident and Captured Federal Agencies. commondreams.org The Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE) nuclear facility at the the Santa Susanna Field Laboratory (SSFL) site in 1958. (Image: DOE, cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jason Ditz (2019-07-13). US Silent as Turkey Begins Receiving Russian Missiles in Challenge to NATO. theantimedia.com The US refused comment on Friday as Turkey started making the delivery of the first Russian missiles in the system.

Fight Back (2019-07-13). Carnegie Library told to respect union drive. fightbacknews.org Pittsburgh, PA – A group of Pittsburgh community members delivered a petition to the Carnegie Library, July 11, in support of the workers' efforts to unionize with the United Steelworkers. | The petition, delivered to the main Oakland branch and the East Liberty location, includes over 1,000 signatures calling upon the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to release a statement of neutrality towards the United Library Workers' unionization efforts and act in good faith. | "The staff at the library in my community are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, and they should be able to collectively bargain for better workin…

Clair Brown, Simon S√§llstr√∂m (2019-07-13). What America Needs to Understand About Capitalism. commondreams.org Either Warren or Sanders would be a better bet for reform than Biden. (Photo: Shawn Thew/EPA-EFE/Rex) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-07-13). Monsoon Season Tears Through South Asia, Kills 30 in Nepal. telesurenglish.net Flash floods and landslides in Nepal have killed 12, injured 12, and disappeared 18 people Friday night as the year's torrential monsoon season continues to downpour over South Asia. | RELATED: | Philippines: Several Dead, Over 700,000 Affected By Cyclones | The latest rainfall brought Nepal's death toll to 30, official statistics show, while in India, over the last 72 hours alone, 11 have died so far and thousands have been washed out of their homes. | The worst may be yet to come…

Staff (2019-07-13). House Passes Bill to Halt US Support for Yemen War, UAE Withdraws Troops. therealnews.com The war in Yemen could end, if U.S. and United Arab Emirates' support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen is truly over. However, the House NDAA bill still faces a major hurdle in the Senate. If those who want US military involvement to end pressure Congress, it can be done, says CodePink's Medea Benjamin…

RT (2019-07-13). 'We did bad, evil things there' — Vet turned peace activist on growing dissent with US forever wars. rt.com A recent opinion poll shows the majority of American veterans think foreign wars were not worth fighting. RT spoke to one such person, who says his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan served weapons manufacturers and not people.

WSWS (2019-07-13). Euthanasia bill before New Zealand parliament. wsws.org The bill, which would make assisted suicide legal, is sponsored by leader of the far-right ACT party amid a sharpening social crisis.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-07-13). Despite Congress Providing $4.6 Billion in Additional Funding for Border, Pence Says Conditions Still the Fault of Democrats. commondreams.org "You gotta love it when Pence immediately puts complete blame for the horrors he saw on the Dems even after they threw money at monsters." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-07-13). Canada's Liberal government hosts anti-Russia conference on Ukraine. wsws.org Discussions at the Ukraine Reform Conference focused on "affirming Ukraine's sovereignty and security in the face of Russian aggression."

WSWS (2019-07-13). Trump's nominee for top US military commander calls for nuclear buildup to confront China. wsws.org General Milley, tapped as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, predicted that the US would be in confrontation with China for the next 100 years.

RT (2019-07-13). 'How dare Iran break the nuclear deal we tore up a year ago?' — Lee Camp. rt.com Washington is accusing Iran of breaching the 2015 deal on its nuclear program, which is more than ironic, considering that the US was the first to abandon the agreement altogether, Lee Camp said on his show, Redacted Tonight.

The Canary (2019-07-13). Legal reforms to 'remove stigma' from ex-prisoners seeking work. thecanary.co Some former convicts who were sentenced to more than four years will no longer have to tell employers after a certain amount of time has passed. | It is hoped the reforms will "break barriers" to employment faced by ex-offenders who want to turn their lives around. | The new legislation, which changes what must be disclosed to employers, will not apply where offences attract the most serious sentences, including life, or for serious sexual, violent and terrorism offences, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said. | In addition to the rule change for sentences of more than four years, the period of time for which shorte…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-07-13). Trump, Brits Tireless in Attempt to Get War on Iran Going. globalresearch.ca On Thursday evening, social media posts claimed the UK flagged and Japanese owned crude oil tanker Atlantic Pioneer had crossed over into Iranian territorial waters. According to the Marine Traffic website, on Friday morning the tanker was in the Gulf …

David Rovics (2019-07-13). Embargoes and Other Acts of War. dissidentvoice.org The war between the United States and Japan began with a US-enforced oil embargo against the Japanese Empire. Right now, in the United States, huge detention camps are being constructed for the increasingly criminalized refugee and migrant population, a campaign of government-sponsored domestic terror run by a supposedly temporary, "acting" head of the department created …

teleSUR (2019-07-13). Iranian FM Heads to New York for UN Session. telesurenglish.net Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran on Saturday for a United Nations conference in New York, state-owned IRNA reported. | RELATED: | Iran's Army Flatly Rejects US Claims on Threatening UK Ships | The United States and Iran are at loggerheads over Tehran's nuclear program and Washington has blamed Iranian forces for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf region, a charge Tehran denies. | The two nations came close to conflict last month when Iran shot down a U.S…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-07-13). Heavy Rainfall Barry's Real Danger—and Climate Crisis is to Blame. commondreams.org "When the air is warmer, it can hold more water vapor. So that when a storm moves through an area that has warmer, wetter air, there's more of a source for the precipitation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-07-13). With ICE Raids Expected to Begin Sunday, Message From AOC, Bernie Sanders, and Others is Clear: 'Know Your Rights'. commondreams.org Sanders is using his large mailing list to "target a message to supporters that may be impacted by the upcoming enforcement raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

United Nations (2019-07-13). UN chief condemns terror attack in Kismayo, Somalia. un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack that took place on July 12 in southern Somalia.

unitedEditor (2019-07-13). Yet another provocation in Hormuz Strait. uwidata.com The conflict between the UK and Iran around the oil tanker Grace 1 runs the risk of growing over into a war of tankers. CNN said on July 11 quoting a source at the U.S. Department of Defense that five Iranian naval vessels had approached the British Heritage tanker during the latter ship's transition from …

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-07-13). Somalia and Canada Mourn Journalist Killed in Attack on Somali Hotel Friday. commondreams.org "Hodan Nalayeh came here… to change the narrative on Somalia—the violence, the war." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-07-13). U.K. Probe on Leaked Documents Raises Press Freedom Concerns. truthdig.com LONDON—A British police investigation into the leak of confidential diplomatic memos is raising press freedom issues, as police warned Saturday that U.K. media outlets might face a criminal inquiry if leaked documents are published. | The Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command is investigating the leak of private memos written by Britain's ambassador to the United States that were published in the Mail on Sunday six days ago. | The leak led to Wednesday's resignation of British Ambassador Kim Darroch, who had criticized President Donald Trump in the leaked confidential cables. Trump said his administ…

WSWS (2019-07-13). Seventeen-year-old girl fatally shot by police on California freeway. wsws.org Hannah Williams was shot and killed after being involved in a minor traffic accident with a police vehicle in Fullerton, California.

unitedEditor (2019-07-13). 'We will respond with force': Former Turkish military leader issues warning to Washington amid S-400 tension. uwidata.com The former head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Turkey, retired general ƒ∞lker Ba≈übuƒü recent made a number of powerful statements about his country's purchase of Russian S-400 defense systems and American F-35 fighters (which Ankara still counts on receiving despite threat from the US to the contrary). Here are the most …

WSWS (2019-07-13). Police crack down on undocumented workers occupying Paris Pantheon. wsws.org Late yesterday afternoon, approximately 700 undocumented immigrant workers held a peaceful demonstration and occupied Paris' historic Panthéon building, demanding an immediate recognition of their right to reside in France.

WSWS (2019-07-13). Bossa Nova pioneer, songwriter and musician Joà£o Gilberto dead at 88. wsws.org Together with the composer Antà¥nio Carlos Jobim, Gilberto pioneered a "new wave" in Brazilian popular music during the mid-to-late 1950s that had a worldwide impact.

Staff (2019-07-12). Know Your Rights: How Immigrant Rights Activists Are Preparing for Looming ICE Deportation Raids. democracynow.org Immigrant communities across the country and their allies are preparing for nationwide raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned to begin Sunday that will target undocumented members of immigrant families in at least nine major cities. The cities where raids will take place are said to be Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. New Orleans had been on the list, but the city announced this weekend that ICE was temporarily postponing the raids due to Tropical Storm Barry. We speak with a roundtable of immigrants' rights activists: Adelina Nicholls, th…

Staff (2019-07-12). Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today's Migrant Crisis. democracynow.org Since the 2009 U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras, extreme poverty and violence has skyrocketed in the country, forcing tens of thousands of Hondurans to flee to the U.S. with the hope of receiving political asylum. We speak with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya in the capital of Tegucigalpa about the 10th anniversary of the coup in Honduras, U.S. intervention in Central America and its link to today's migration crisis.

Peter Koenig (2019-07-12). Iran vs. Spineless Europe. dissidentvoice.org Iran announced the second step in reducing her commitment under the 2015 so-called Nuclear Deal, officially known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by exceeding the limit set by agreement of 3.67% uranium enrichment and 300 kg of enriched uranium accumulation. When asked by the media about his reaction, Trump says, "they know …

Roger D. Harris (2019-07-12). The Glaring Holes in Michelle Bachelet's Venezuela Human Rights Report. mintpressnews.com UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's report on Venezuela echoes the US government's talking points, which are designed to terminate the two-decade-old Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. The report fails to acknowledge Venezuela's manifest accomplishments or even recognize victims of US-backed right-wing violence in Venezuela. The US economic war against Venezuela, US threats of a "military option," and opposition violence are treated in the Bachelet report as figments of the imagination, "alleged internal and external threats." | Mean…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-12). Venezuela: 'Progress' Reported in Gov't-Opposition Talks as US Sanctions Counter-Intelligence Agency. venezuelanalysis.com The agenda of the talks has not been disclosed but the topic of elections is reportedly being left for last.

Alex Emmons (2019-07-12). House Says Trump Can't Go to War With Iran Unless Congress Approves. theintercept.com Democrats in the House of Representatives on Friday passed an amendment that would sharply restrict President Donald Trump's ability to attack Iran without congressional authorization, attaching the language to an annual must-pass defense bill. | The measure, which was sponsored by California Democrat Ro Khanna and Florida Republican Matthew Gaetz, would prohibit the Pentagon from spending money on any military action against Iran unless Congress has declared war or passed a resolution authorizing the administration to use force. The bill contains an exception for emergency situations in which U.S. armed forces a…

John McEvoy (2019-07-12). Noam Chomsky says 'there is not much time' to avert global catastrophe. thecanary.co In an interview published on 12 July, Noam Chomsky told Jacobin that "there is not much time" to avert global catastrophe. He also talked about Iran, Venezuela, and antisemitism allegations aimed at the UK Labour Party. | Climate crisis and the Green New Deal: | Most importantly, he attended to the issue of global climate crisis. On the subject of rising sea levels, he said: the ca…

Charles Davis (2019-07-12). Donald Trump's Fake Isolationism. counterpunch.org Donald Trump was never coy about how he'd Make America Great Again, abroad. He'd carpet-bomb the terrorists, kill their families, and maybe do a straight-up, throwback war for oil in Iraq. The manufactured crisis with Iran in 2019 follows from the erratic militarism suggested at every stop on the 2016 campaign trail, where Trump repeatedly More

Mark Gruenberg (2019-07-12). Amazon forces Shakopee, Minn., warehouse workers to walk out again. peoplesworld.org SHAKOPEE, Minn.—Amazon is forcing its workers at its monster warehouse in Shakopee, Minn., to walk out again. The 1,500 workers, one-third of them migrants and refugees from Somalia and other nations of East Africa, plan to peacefully walk off the job for six hours on July 15. That's the first of the monster distributor and …

John Bachtell (2019-07-12). Planetary emergency: Climate crisis and nuclear danger threaten humanity's existence. peoplesworld.org This is part 2 of the full main report, "Unity to save people and planet: For full equality, democracy, peace, and green socialism," to the 31st National Convention of the Communist Party USA held in Chicago, June 21-23. Other installments available here. The abbreviated oral presentation is available here. John Bachtell served as CPUSA national …

Kathy Kelly (2019-07-12). Remnants of War. dissidentvoice.org Intense fighting and hideous attacks battered Afghans throughout their country last week as negotiators in Qatar weighed the benefits and costs of a peace agreement that might stop the bloodshed. In Kabul at least 40 people, including one child, were killed in a complex Taliban attack. Dozens of children whose school was partially collapsed by …

2019-07-14: Social Media Postees

Leaks Reveal Trump Left Pact With Iran to Erase Obama's Legacy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-14
New leaks from an unknown source about former UK ambassador, Kim Darroch, revealed this Sunday US President Donald Trump withdrew from nuclear agreement with Iran to erase Barack Obama"s legacy. | RELATED: | US Braces for ICE Raids in 10 Major Cities Sunday | Sunday edition of the Journal Mail on Sunday issued such news. The report was a backstory of past week's diplomatic events in which UK representative to the US described Trump's government as inept and dysfunctional. | According to the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Leaks-Reveal-Tru…

Why Are Anti-Migrant Arguments in the E.U., U.S. Pure Hypocrisy?
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-14
Almost every day we read about the latest outbursts in Europe, targeting pro-immigration policies. There are protests, even riots. Right-wing governments get voted in, allegedly, because the Europeans "have had enough of relaxed immigration regulations". | That is what we are …
globalresearch.ca/why-anti-migrant-arguments-e-u-u-s-pure-hypocrisy/5683482

Why are Anti-Migrant Arguments in the E.U., U.S. Pure Hypocrisy?
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-14
Almost every day we read about the latest outbursts in Europe, targeting pro-immigration policies. There are protests, even riots. Right-wing governments get voted in, allegedly, because the Europeans "have had enough of relaxed immigration regulations". That is what we are told. That's what we are supposed to understand, and even sympathize with. Anti-immigration sentiments are …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/why-are-anti-…

After Alleged UK Tanker Incident in Persian Gulf, EU Powers Threaten Iran
Alex Lantier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-14
US and UK military sources claim that Iranian boats intercepted a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Wednesday, before a British warship, the HMS Montrose, chased them off. | None of the reports about this incident can be taken …
globalresearch.ca/after-alleged-uk-tanker-incident-persian-gulf-eu-powers-threaten-iran/5683475

Minneapolis stands with Iran, Venezuela, Cuba against U.S. sanctions regime
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-14
Minneapolis, MN – "Workers of the world, unite! Not 'workers of America unite' or 'workers who look like us, pray like us or love like us unite.' It's all workers," said union organizer David Gilbert-Pederson of Minnesota Workers United. "We have more in common with the tailor in Tehran than the bankers who crashed our economy. We have more in common with the bus driver in Caracas than the politicians locking kids in cages." | Gilbert-Pederson spoke to a protest on Lake Street, July 13, of over 80 people gathered to oppose recent U.S. war threats against Iran and Venezuela. Organized by the Minnesota Peace Action…
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Iran Ready for Talks If US Lifts Sanctions: Rouhani
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-14
Iran is ready to hold negotiation talks with the United States if Donald Trump's administration lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech Sunday. | RELATED: | Leaks Reveal Trump Left Pact With Iran to Erase Obama's Legacy | "We have always believed in talks … if they lift sanctions, end the imposed economic pressure and return to the deal, we are ready to hold talks, right now and anywhe…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Ready-for-T…

Oil Prices Rise in Response to the U.S.-Iran Tensions in the Gulf
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-14
A series of events have unfolded, which dates back to the U.S. President Trump's decision to break the U.S. participation in the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, which was signed by the U.S., Iran, China, the EU, France, Germany, Russia, and …
globalresearch.ca/oil-prices-rise-response-u-s-iran-tensions-gulf/5683478

Britain's Betrayal: Siding with Trump Against Iran
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-14
The US/UK special relationship is longstanding. Throughout…
globalresearch.ca/britains-betrayal-siding-trump-against-iran-jcpoa/5683493

Trump Advisors Giuliani and Bolton Support MEK, the Iran Terrorist Organization
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-14
Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, tweeted on Saturday that MEK is a viable alternative to the rule of the mullahs in Iran. | Rudy, of course, didn't bother to point out that NCRI is a front organization for MEK, short for …
globalresearch.ca/trump-consiglieres-giuliani-bolton-paid-big-bucks-mek-terrorist-group/5683486

Trump Can't Get Enough of Terrorizing Immigrants
Marjorie Cohn | truthdig.com | 2019-07-14
After having to give up on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, Trump sends a chilling reminder of the other tools at his disposal.
truthdig.com/articles/trump-cant-get-eno…

Imran Khan's Trip to America: Pakistan's Geopolitical Balancing Act
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-14
The Pakistani Premier's upcoming trip to the US is the next logical step in the global pivot state's geopolitical balancing act and is expected to greatly contribute to the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan that's of importance for the entire …
globalresearch.ca/pm-imran-khans-trip-us-part-pakistans-geopolitical-balancing-act/5683491

Guaido Security Arrested for Selling Stolen Venezuelan Army Weapons
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-14
Venezuelan communication minister announces arrests of Guaido security members trying to sell army weapons stolen the day of the opposition member's failed coup. | *** | Venezuelan Minister of Communication Jorge Rodriguez reports that two security guards of the self-declared interim president, | …
globalresearch.ca/guaido-security-arrested-selling-stolen-venezuelan-army-weapons/5683499

Sudanese Protesters Mark 40 Days Since Military Crackdown
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-14
Tens of thousands demonstrated in cities across Sudan Saturday, witnesses said, to mark 40 days since security forces killed dozens when they stormed a protest camp in the capital Khartoum. | RELATED: | New Coup Attempt in Sudan Fails | The demonstrations were the first since the ruling military council and civilian opposition agreed in principle to a power-sharing arrangement ahead of e…
telesurenglish.net/news/sudan-protest-40…

As Cost Of Climate Crisis Grows, Climate Movement Escalates
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-14
Activists run towards the Garzweiler open-cast mine (David Young/picture alliance via Getty Images) The warnings of climate chaos are coming so fast they are difficult to keep up with. Storms, heatwaves and climate-related weather disasters are increasing at a rapid pace. The leadership of the two corporate-dominated political parties are trying to keep the climate …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/as-cost-of-cl…

60 Years Since the Largest U.S. Nuclear Accident and Captured Federal Agencies
Robert Dodge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-14
60 years ago today the largest nuclear accident in U.S. history occurred above the Southern California community of Simi Valley when the Santa Susanna Field Laboratory (SSFL) site suffered a partial nuclear meltdown. That accident, kept secret for two decades, …
globalresearch.ca/60-years-since-largest-u-s-nuclear-accident-captured-federal-agencies/5683505

China Building Secular Schools for Muslims in Xinjiang Province. Western Media Critique
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-14
China's recent building-spree of schools in its underdeveloped and remote region of Xinjiang — in a saner world — would be good news. But for editors at the BBC it is being depicted as sinister and dystopian. | The BBC's article, …
globalresearch.ca/china-building-secular-schools-for-muslims-in-xinjiang-province-western-media-critique/5683484

"Playing With Fire": China's Military Warns US Over Taiwan Arms Sales
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-14
China's military has predictably slammed Washington's recent approval to send $2.2 billion in arms to Taiwan, announced Monday. The PLA warned among other things that the move "severely undermined Sino-US military-to-military relations" at an already sensitive juncture in relations. …
globalresearch.ca/playing-fire-chinas-military-warns-us-over-taiwan-arms-sales/5683502

The Resigning British Ambassador: Sir Kim Darroch Bashes Donald Trump
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-14
Rarely do ambassadors resign after an intense self-assessment of worth. Diplomatic immunity does not merely extend to protecting the official from the reach of local laws; it encourages a degree of freedom in engaging as a country's representative. Sir Kim …
globalresearch.ca/resigning-ambassador-sir-kim-darroch-donald-trump/5683489

It Goes Without Saying: Those in Power are without Melanin
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-14
"the worst thing that ever happened to the world was the white man coming across gun powder. —- the end of the world | the beginning of white supremacy" ‚Äï Nayyirah Waheed, Salt It would take a million blogs just to get through the millions of millionaires (36,000,000) and the billionaires (2,700) who are fleshy-faced and melanin-challenged …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/it-goes-witho…

Pompeo's New "Human Rights" Commission is Up To No Good
Jamil Dakwar, Sonia Gill | commondreams.org | 2019-07-14
Secretary Pompeo speaks of longstanding international human rights norms as if he's demonstrated a single iota of respect for them, and as if those norms are incongruent with defending human dignity and democratic values. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/14/pompeo…

Turkey Calls Trump's Bluff
Eric Margolis | commondreams.org | 2019-07-14
Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the High-Level Cooperation Council meeting between the Russian Federation and Turkey on April 8, 2019. (Photo: Russian President, cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/14/turkey…

Brazilians Against Easing Control on Gun Possession: Survey
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-14
Most Brazilians are against the changes proposed by President Jair Bolsonaro to significantly relax gun possession regulations, according to a survey published on Friday by pollster Datafolha Institute. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Wants Son Ambassador to US, Brazilian Diplomats Don't | According to Datafolha, one of the country's major polling institutes, 70 percent Brazilians reject the attempt to make it much easier for citizens to purchase and keep firearms. Another 28 percent agree…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazilians-Again…

Resist US Imperialism: Close the Camps, No War With Iran
Dayton Andrews | indybay.org | 2019-07-14
The SF Federal Building, 90 7th st SF CA, 94103 | We will meet on Seventh street, right in front of the main entrance.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/12/1882463…

No War, No Warming with Rev. Lennox Yearwood
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-14
The president of Hip Hop Caucus speaks with Dharna Noor at Netroots Nation 2019 on fighting for climate justice and a Green New Deal–and fighting against militarization…
therealnews.com/stories/no-war-no-warmin…

Fresno's Radical Past
Mike Rhodes | indybay.org | 2019-07-14
This is an article about the 50 Years of Resistance event held on June 22, 2019 in Fresno. We brought together Anti-War and Draft Resistance activists who were active in Fresno 50 years ago. The photo below shows this young woman being arrested at an antiwar protest at Fresno State, probably on May 23, 1970. This photo is from the Special Collections department at Fresno State.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/12/1882464…

American Dark Money Is Fueling the Rise of Europe's Far Right
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-14
Five years ago, Matteo Salvini stripped and posed half-naked for a series of "sexy" photos that were auctioned on eBay. At the time, he was a senior official of Italy's separatist Lega Nord party. His bizarre photoshoot took place on the sidelines of a National Front conference in France. Beneficiaries of the auction included part of an Italian anti-abortion network that claims to be "inspired" by the "heritage of Christian culture" and responds to a "conspiracy against life…
truthout.org/articles/american-dark-mone…

Mountain View Vigil Protests Immigration Camps
Text: R.R. Photos: Teri Vershel | indybay.org | 2019-07-14
On June 30, 2018 in Mountain View 2,000 people demonstrated to send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together! They demanded an end to cruel and unjustified treatment of immigrant children and their families. A year later, on July 12, 2019, members of Together We Will once again called upon the people to gather on the streets, for the situation has not improved. Quite the opposite, it has only become more dire. | Photos by Teri Vershel, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/14/1882468…

'Ready to protect US & its assets': Military warns 750k+ alien hunters NOT to storm Area 51
rt.com | 2019-07-14
With the number of UFO enthusiasts volunteering to raid Area 51 growing uncontrollably amid an avalanche of memes on Twitter, the Pentagon seems to be worried that some might actually show up to try and break 'them aliens' free. | …
rt.com/usa/464118-aliens-area-51-air-for…

'Weaponizing Human Rights': UN Chief Bachelet's Venezuela Report Follows US Regime Change Script
Anya Parampil | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-14
Former UN special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas slams UN High Commissioner Bachelet's report on Venezuela as a politicized collection of baseless accusations by "advocates of regime change" | *** | When United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet traveled to …
globalresearch.ca/weaponizing-human-rights-un-chief-bachelets-venezuela-report-follows-us-regime-change-script/5683479

UN Report on Venezuela Fails to Reflect the Causes and Severity of the Economic Crisis — Why? (2/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-14
Alfred de Zayas says the UN Human Rights Council's report on Venezuela left out essential aspects in its otherwise damning report on Venezuela because the council has increasingly fallen under the sway of the demands of the US government…
therealnews.com/stories/un-report-on-ven…

Nicki Minaj's Boycott of Saudi Arabia Sets a Moral Standard for Artists
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-14
CodePink's Ariel Gold discusses the decision of Nicki Minaj to withdraw from a festival in Saudi Arabia after a grassroots campaign among her fans made her aware of the human rights violations in the country…
therealnews.com/stories/nicki-minajs-boy…

Trump Takes Pelosi's Side Against AOC and The Squad as Intraparty Fight Over Immigration Continues
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-14
"Pelosi, in short, is trying her best to play the game of politics as usual—the only game she has known as she has ascended the party hierarchy. 'The Squad,' on the other hand, is trying to change the rules of the game." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/14/trump-t…

Protest of Planned Federal Immigration Roundups Draws Hundreds to Redwood City
Ruth Robertson | indybay.org | 2019-07-14
President Donald Trump has threatened mass deportation roundups, starting today. On Friday July 12, in Redwood City, California, demonstrators said it was important to protest the administration's crackdown. | Photos by Charlie Moehle, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/14/1882470…

Man dies from FLESH-EATING bacteria after swimming in Florida
rt.com | 2019-07-14
A man from Tennessee has died from being infected by flesh-eating bacteria after taking a few swims in Florida. His daughter blames the hospital for ignoring her warnings that her dad could have necrotizing fasciitis. | …
rt.com/usa/464138-flesh-eating-bacteria-…

CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge WALK for PEACE
Martha Hubert | indybay.org | 2019-07-14
11: 45 am: Gather at the plaza at the SF end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. | Arrive early for best parking. We'll take some photos while waiting for folks to show up. | Noon: Walk on the eastern walkway, from the south end to the middle of the bridge, where we'll stop and hold a 15 minute vigil, showing motorists our signs (Berma-shave style, | at least 10 feet between each sign/person). From there, we'll return to our starting point in the plaza at the south end of the bridge. | 1: 30 pm: Photo ops and Closing Circle/Open Mike (no megaphone) on the SF side after the bridge walk. We'll probably…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/13/1882467…

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution Against US Sanctions
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-14
The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted Saturday a resolution condemning the imposition of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) by the United States and its allies against Venezuela and other member states. | RELATED: | Venezuela: U.N. Report Omits Social Programs, U.S. Sanctions | The draft resolution was approved with 28 votes in favor, 14 against and five abstentions,…
telesurenglish.net/news/UN-Human-Rights-…

Newsom Administration begins public process for Delta Tunnel
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-07-14
Newsom's support of one tunnel to divert water from the Delta to corporate agribusiness and Southern California water agencies is no surprise. Newsom received a total of $637,398 from agribusiness in his 2018 campaign for Governor, including $116,800 from Beverly Hills agribusiness billionaires Linda and Stewart Resnick, the owners of the Wonderful Company two of the strongest supporters of the Delta Tunnel and promoters of numerous attacks on environmental protections for salmon and other fish species.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/13/1882467…

The Global Beef Trade Is Destroying the Amazon
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-14
The cows grazed under a hot sun near a wooden bridge spanning a river in the Amazon. The quiet was occasionally broken by a motorbike growling along a dirt road that cut through the sprawling cattle ranch. | But the idyllic pasture was on land that the Lagoa do Triunfo ranch has been forbidden to use for cattle since 2010, when it was embargoed by Brazil's environment agency Ibama as a punishment for deforestation. Nearby there were more signs of fresh pasture: short grass, feeding troughs, and fresh salt used to feed cattle — all in apparent contravention of rules designed to protect vital rainforest.
truthout.org/articles/the-global-beef-tr…

Reading Between The Headlines: Stop The War on Immigrants!
Party for Socialism and Liberation, Sonoma | indybay.org | 2019-07-14
A'roma Roasters Coffee | 95 5th Street | Santa Rosa…
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Russian trolls are coming! Obama staffer issues warning amid dispute within Democrtic party
rt.com | 2019-07-14
With sniping and infighting rocking the Democratic Party, former White House staffer Ben Rhodes has warned the left to be on the lookout for those ever-present "Russian trolls," drawing ridicule. | …
rt.com/usa/464162-russian-trolls-democra…

Tlaib Slams Israeli Racism, Applauds Intersectional Solidarity
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-14
U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib slammed Israel in an interview with Jacobin published Saturday. She criticized Israel's policy towards Palestinians and called for intersectional solidarity. | RELATED: | Nancy Pelosi 'Salty' as Progressive Congresswomen Vote Against Right-wing Border Bill | "I can tell you when I was in Palestine w…
telesurenglish.net/news/us-rashida-tlaib…

Know your rights: How immigrant rights activists are preparing for looming ICE deportation raids
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-13
Immigrant communities across the country and their allies are preparing for nationwide raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned to begin Sunday that will target undocumented members of immigrant families in at least nine major cities. The cities where raids will take place are said to be Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. New Orleans had been on the list, but the city announced this weekend that ICE was temporarily postponing the raids due to Tropical Storm Barry. We speak with a roundtable of immigrants' rights activists: Adelina Nicholls,…
nationofchange.org/2019/07/13/know-your-…

US Braces for ICE Raids in 10 Major Cities Sunday
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-13
Residents across the United States spent Saturday protesting across the country the impending raids by members of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), set to begin Sunday in 10 major U.S. cities, as announced by the federal administration. | RELATED: | ICE Kills Armed Man Outside Tacoma Detention Center | From the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump stated Friday: "It starts on Sunday, and they're going to take people out, and they're going to bring them back to the…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Braces-for-IC…

ICE Kills Armed Man Outside Tacoma Detention Center
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-13
Police shot and fatally injured a male protester outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Facility in Washington State Saturday, local media outlets reported, after the unidentified man set a police car on fire. | RELATED: | Mass Protests in US Demand End of Immigrant Detention Centers | Amed with a rifle, the unidentified man stood outside th…
telesurenglish.net/news/ICE-Shoot-Fatall…

Video: Syrian Army Repelled Large Attack in Northern Hama. UK Claims Iran Attempted to Capture Its Tanker
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-13
On July 10, Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies launched a surprise attack on positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Hama and captured the town of al-Hamameyat and the …
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-army-repelled-large-attack-northern-hama-uk-claims-iran-attempted-capture-its-tanker/5683424

US-trained troops shoot Honduran students protesting privatization
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-13
Anya Parampil reports from inside a student occupation at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), where US-trained troops shot…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/13/unah-us-train…

Human rights report on Venezuela ignores impact of imperialist aggression
Zoe PC | mronline.org | 2019-07-13
The much anticipated UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights report barely touched upon how the economic sanctions and right-wing violence have impacted the lives of the Venezuelan people | Source…
mronline.org/2019/07/13/human-rights-rep…

Europe and the JCPOA: International Hypocrisy, Will the US Start a Disastrous War in the Middle East?
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-13
The special meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, called by the hypocritical United States due to Iran's announcement that it had 'breached' part of its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has come and gone. The …
globalresearch.ca/europe-and-the-jcpoa-international-hypocrisy-will-the-us-start-a-disastrous-war-in-the-middle-east/5683433

Join the CIA: travel the world passing out nuclear blueprints
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-07-13
In the year 2000, the CIA gave Iran (slightly and obviously flawed) blueprints for a key component of a nuclear weapon. In 2006 James Risen wrote about this "operation" in his book State of War. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/07/13/join-the-cia-tra…

House Votes to Block Trump From Launching Unauthorized War With Iran
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-13
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan amendment barring Trump from launching an unauthorized war with Iran.

House Votes to Block Trump From Launching Unauthorized War With Iran

Guaido Security Arrested for Selling Stolen Venezuelan Army Weapons
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-13
Venezuelan Minister of Communication Jorge Rodriguez reports that two security guards of the self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido have been captured for trying to sell weapons stolen from the National Guard in the run up to Guaido's failed coup d'état attempt of the government April 30. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Armed Forces Guarantee a Free Venezuela, Maduro Says | At a press conference, Rodriguez presented "overwhelming" evidence of the direct involvement of Guaido in…
telesurenglish.net/news/Guaido-Security-…

The Myth of Low Interest Rates Stimulating Economic Growth in the US
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-13
Tax cuts for the rich and near-rock bottom low interest rates don't stimulate economic growth. | Corporations have been using the windfall for executive pay increases and bonuses, stock buybacks raising their valuations, mergers and acquisitions to reduce competition, dividends to …
globalresearch.ca/myth-low-interest-rates-stimulating-economic-growth-us/5683419

Shifting Alliances: Is Turkey Now "Officially" an Ally of Russia? Acquires Russia's S-400. Exit from NATO Imminent?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-13
Turkey's de facto exit from NATO points to a historical shift in the structure of military alliances which could potentially contribute to weakening US hegemony in the Middle East as well as creating conditions which could lead to a breakup of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
globalresearch.ca/shifting-alliances-is-turkey-now-officially-an-ally-of-russia-acquires-russias-s-400-exit-from-nato-imminent/5683458

China: 'Belt and Road' Project to Encompass 18 Arab Countries
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-13
Vice Ministry of Commerce Qian Keming said Friday in Beijing that China has signed cooperation agreements to build the "Belt and Road" (BR) Initiative with 18 Arab countries. | RELATED: | Russia to Build 2000km Highway Linking to China's New Silk Road | "The Joint Sino-Arab efforts to boost cooperation on the Strip and the Route have achieved remarkable achieve…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Belt-and-R…

Police under fire after warning to press over leaked diplomatic cables
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-13
The Metropolitan Police came under fire after warning journalists against the publication of further leaked diplomatic dispatches.Scotland Yard announced on Friday it was launching a criminal investigation into the leak of cables from the British ambassador to the US, Sir Kim Darroch, which were highly critical of the Trump administration.Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said there was a "clear public interest" in bringing the perpetrator to justice given the damage caused to Britain's international relations. | In a highly unusual move, he also warned the media that they could face prosecution if there was any f…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/07/13/police-under-fire-after-warning-to-press-over-leaked-diplomatic-cables/

Were the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a War Crime and a Crime Against Humanity?
Rossen Vassilev Jr. | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-13
The two most often cited reasons for President Truman's controversial decision were to shorten the war and to save the lives of "between 250,000 and 500,000" American soldiers.
globalresearch.ca/were-atomic-bombings-hiroshima-nagasaki-war-crime-crime-against-humanity/5683441

From Enlightenment to "Enfrightenment": Romanticism as a Tool for Elite Agendas
Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-13
Introduction | Romanticism is an eighteenth century artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement which emerged as a reaction to Enlightenment ideas of science, reason and human progress. Its effect on politics has been to reassert conservative ideas about society based on …
globalresearch.ca/from-enlightenment-enfrightenment-romanticism-tool-elite-agendas/5683432

U.S. Eyes Sri Lanka as Its Military Logistics Hub
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-13
The Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on 21st April in which 259 people were killed and over 500 injured were initially attributed to the Islamic State (IS). But no hard evidence is available to substantiate such a reading …
globalresearch.ca/us-eyes-sri-lanka-its-military-logistics-hub/5683444

Briton reported dead after Somalia attack
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-13
A Briton is reported to be among those killed in an all-night siege on a hotel in Somalia.At least four al-Shabab assailants attacked the Asasey Hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo leaving more than 25 people dead, including one Briton, according to the Associated Press.The news agency reported that Ahmed Madobe, president of Jubbaland regional state, said those killed also include three Kenyans, three Tanzanians, two Americans and one Canadian.A view of Asasey Hotel after the attack in Kismayo, Somalia (AP)The attack began with a suicide car bomb at the entrance gate and was followed by an assault by gunm…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/07/13/briton-reported-dead-after-somalia-attack/

The American dark money behind Europe's far right
Mary Fitzgerald | commondreams.org | 2019-07-13
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, seen here in Pisa at a meeting of the Tuscan University Movement in March, owes much of his success to the largesse of American donors, the authors argue. (Photo: Pisa Today, cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/13/americ…

60 Years Since the Largest U.S. Nuclear Accident and Captured Federal Agencies
Robert Dodge | commondreams.org | 2019-07-13
The Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE) nuclear facility at the the Santa Susanna Field Laboratory (SSFL) site in 1958. (Image: DOE, cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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US Silent as Turkey Begins Receiving Russian Missiles in Challenge to NATO
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-13
The US refused comment on Friday as Turkey started making the delivery of the first Russian missiles in the system.

US Silent as Turkey Begins Receiving Russian Missiles in Challenge to NATO

What America Needs to Understand About Capitalism
Clair Brown, Simon Sällström | commondreams.org | 2019-07-13
Either Warren or Sanders would be a better bet for reform than Biden. (Photo: Shawn Thew/EPA-EFE/Rex) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/13/what-a…

Empire's War under the Radar: Nicaragua
Roger Stoll | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-13
In April of 2018 armed and unarmed proxies of the US in collaboration with Nicaraguan elites launched a war against the Nicaraguan state, its government, its economy and its people. It disrupted transportation and communications throughout the country and sabotaged the economy. This was effected through acts of vandalism, arson, assault, beatings, killings, torture and …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/empires-war-u…

New Elections Systems Vulnerable to Hacks, AP Analysis Shows
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-13
WASHINGTON–Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds helping counties buy brand-new electoral systems. | But there's a problem: Many of these new systems still run on old software that will soon be outdated and more vulnerable to hackers. | An Associated Press analysis has found that like many counties in Pennsylvania, the vast majority of 10,000 election jurisdictions n…
truthdig.com/articles/new-elections-syst…

Carnegie Library told to respect union drive
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-13
Pittsburgh, PA – A group of Pittsburgh community members delivered a petition to the Carnegie Library, July 11, in support of the workers' efforts to unionize with the United Steelworkers. | The petition, delivered to the main Oakland branch and the East Liberty location, includes over 1,000 signatures calling upon the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to release a statement of neutrality towards the United Library Workers' unionization efforts and act in good faith. | "The staff at the library in my community are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, and they should be able to collectively bargain for better workin…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/7/13/carnegie…

Monsoon Season Tears Through South Asia, Kills 30 in Nepal
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-13
Flash floods and landslides in Nepal have killed 12, injured 12, and disappeared 18 people Friday night as the year's torrential monsoon season continues to downpour over South Asia. | RELATED: | Philippines: Several Dead, Over 700,000 Affected By Cyclones | The latest rainfall brought Nepal's death toll to 30, official statistics show, while in India, over the last 72 hours alone, 11 have died so far and thousands have been washed out of their homes. | The worst may be yet to come…
telesurenglish.net/news/Monsoon-Season-T…

'How dare Iran break the nuclear deal we tore up a year ago?' — Lee Camp
rt.com | 2019-07-13
Washington is accusing Iran of breaching the 2015 deal on its nuclear program, which is more than ironic, considering that the US was the first to abandon the agreement altogether, Lee Camp said on his show, Redacted Tonight. | …
rt.com/usa/464097-redacted-tonight-iran-…

House Passes Bill to Halt US Support for Yemen War, UAE Withdraws Troops
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-13
The war in Yemen could end, if U.S. and United Arab Emirates' support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen is truly over. However, the House NDAA bill still faces a major hurdle in the Senate. If those who want US military involvement to end pressure Congress, it can be done, says CodePink's Medea Benjamin…
therealnews.com/stories/house-passes-bil…

Trump, Brits Tireless in Attempt to Get War on Iran Going
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-13
On Thursday evening, social media posts claimed the UK flagged and Japanese owned crude oil tanker Atlantic Pioneer had crossed over into Iranian territorial waters. According to the Marine Traffic website, on Friday morning the tanker was in the Gulf …
globalresearch.ca/trump-brits-tireless-attempt-get-war-iran-going/5683422

With ICE Raids Expected to Begin Sunday, Message From AOC, Bernie Sanders, and Others is Clear: 'Know Your Rights'
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-13
Sanders is using his large mailing list to "target a message to supporters that may be impacted by the upcoming enforcement raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Despite Congress Providing $4.6 Billion in Additional Funding for Border, Pence Says Conditions Still the Fault of Democrats
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-13
"You gotta love it when Pence immediately puts complete blame for the horrors he saw on the Dems even after they threw money at monsters." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/13/despite…

Heavy Rainfall Barry's Real Danger—and Climate Crisis is to Blame
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-13
"When the air is warmer, it can hold more water vapor. So that when a storm moves through an area that has warmer, wetter air, there's more of a source for the precipitation." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/13/heavy-r…

Yet another provocation in Hormuz Strait
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-13
The conflict between the UK and Iran around the oil tanker Grace 1 runs the risk of growing over into a war of tankers. CNN said on July 11 quoting a source at the U.S. Department of Defense that five Iranian naval vessels had approached the British Heritage tanker during the latter ship's transition from …
uwidata.com/4252-yet-another-provocation…

Somalia and Canada Mourn Journalist Killed in Attack on Somali Hotel Friday
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-13
"Hodan Nalayeh came here… to change the narrative on Somalia—the violence, the war." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/13/somalia…

Seventeen-year-old girl fatally shot by police on California freeway
wsws.org | 2019-07-13
Hannah Williams was shot and killed after being involved in a minor traffic accident with a police vehicle in Fullerton, California.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/13/full…

Trump's nominee for top US military commander calls for nuclear buildup to confront China
wsws.org | 2019-07-13
General Milley, tapped as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, predicted that the US would be in confrontation with China for the next 100 years.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/13/nuke…

Embargoes and Other Acts of War
David Rovics | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-13
The war between the United States and Japan began with a US-enforced oil embargo against the Japanese Empire. Right now, in the United States, huge detention camps are being constructed for the increasingly criminalized refugee and migrant population, a campaign of government-sponsored domestic terror run by a supposedly temporary, "acting" head of the department created …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/embargoes-and…

UN chief condemns terror attack in Kismayo, Somalia
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-13
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack that took place on July 12 in southern Somalia.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1…

Canada's Liberal government hosts anti-Russia conference on Ukraine
wsws.org | 2019-07-13
Discussions at the Ukraine Reform Conference focused on "affirming Ukraine's sovereignty and security in the face of Russian aggression."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/13/ukra…

Legal reforms to 'remove stigma' from ex-prisoners seeking work
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-13
Some former convicts who were sentenced to more than four years will no longer have to tell employers after a certain amount of time has passed. | It is hoped the reforms will "break barriers" to employment faced by ex-offenders who want to turn their lives around. | The new legislation, which changes what must be disclosed to employers, will not apply where offences attract the most serious sentences, including life, or for serious sexual, violent and terrorism offences, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said. | In addition to the rule change for sentences of more than four years, the period of time for which shorte…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/07/13/legal-reforms-to-remove-stigma-from-ex-prisoners-seeking-work/

Police crack down on undocumented workers occupying Paris Pantheon
wsws.org | 2019-07-13
Late yesterday afternoon, approximately 700 undocumented immigrant workers held a peaceful demonstration and occupied Paris' historic Panthéon building, demanding an immediate recognition of their right to reside in France.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/13/pant…

'We did bad, evil things there' — Vet turned peace activist on growing dissent with US forever wars
rt.com | 2019-07-13
A recent opinion poll shows the majority of American veterans think foreign wars were not worth fighting. RT spoke to one such person, who says his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan served weapons manufacturers and not people. | …
rt.com/usa/464099-us-foreign-wars-unjust…

Bossa Nova pioneer, songwriter and musician Joà£o Gilberto dead at 88
wsws.org | 2019-07-13
Together with the composer Antà¥nio Carlos Jobim, Gilberto pioneered a "new wave" in Brazilian popular music during the mid-to-late 1950s that had a worldwide impact.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/13/gilb…

'We will respond with force': Former Turkish military leader issues warning to Washington amid S-400 tension
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-13
The former head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Turkey, retired general ƒ∞lker Ba≈übuƒü recent made a number of powerful statements about his country's purchase of Russian S-400 defense systems and American F-35 fighters (which Ankara still counts on receiving despite threat from the US to the contrary). Here are the most …
uwidata.com/4231-we-will-respond-with-fo…

Euthanasia bill before New Zealand parliament
wsws.org | 2019-07-13
The bill, which would make assisted suicide legal, is sponsored by leader of the far-right ACT party amid a sharpening social crisis.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/13/nzeu…

U.K. Probe on Leaked Documents Raises Press Freedom Concerns
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-13
LONDON–A British police investigation into the leak of confidential diplomatic memos is raising press freedom issues, as police warned Saturday that U.K. media outlets might face a criminal inquiry if leaked documents are published. | The Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command is investigating the leak of private memos written by Britain's ambassador to the United States that were published in the Mail on Sunday six days ago. | The leak led to Wednesday's resignation of British Ambassador Kim Darroch, who had criticized President Donald Trump in the leaked confidential cables. Trump said his administ…
truthdig.com/articles/u-k-probe-on-leake…

Iranian FM Heads to New York for UN Session
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-13
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran on Saturday for a United Nations conference in New York, state-owned IRNA reported. | RELATED: | Iran's Army Flatly Rejects US Claims on Threatening UK Ships | The United States and Iran are at loggerheads over Tehran's nuclear program and Washington has blamed Iranian forces for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf region, a charge Tehran denies. | The two nations came close to conflict last month when Iran shot down a U.S…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iranian-FM-Heads…

Know Your Rights: How Immigrant Rights Activists Are Preparing for Looming ICE Deportation Raids
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-12
Immigrant communities across the country and their allies are preparing for nationwide raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned to begin Sunday that will target undocumented members of immigrant families in at least nine major cities. The cities where raids will take place are said to be Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. New Orleans had been on the list, but the city announced this weekend that ICE was temporarily postponing the raids due to Tropical Storm Barry. We speak with a roundtable of immigrants' rights activists: Adelina Nicholls, th…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/12/trump_ice…

Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today's Migrant Crisis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-12
Since the 2009 U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras, extreme poverty and violence has skyrocketed in the country, forcing tens of thousands of Hondurans to flee to the U.S. with the hope of receiving political asylum. We speak with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya in the capital of Tegucigalpa about the 10th anniversary of the coup in Honduras, U.S. intervention in Central America and its link to today's migration crisis.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/12/manuel_ze…

Iran vs. Spineless Europe
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-12
Iran announced the second step in reducing her commitment under the 2015 so-called Nuclear Deal, officially known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by exceeding the limit set by agreement of 3.67% uranium enrichment and 300 kg of enriched uranium accumulation. When asked by the media about his reaction, Trump says, "they know …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/iran-vs-spine…

The Glaring Holes in Michelle Bachelet's Venezuela Human Rights Report
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-12
UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's report on Venezuela echoes the US government's talking points, which are designed to terminate the two-decade-old Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. The report fails to acknowledge Venezuela's manifest accomplishments or even recognize victims of US-backed right-wing violence in Venezuela. The US economic war against Venezuela, US threats of a "military option," and opposition violence are treated in the Bachelet report as figments of the imagination, "alleged internal and external threats." | Mean…
mintpressnews.com/glaring-holes-michelle…

Venezuela: 'Progress' Reported in Gov't-Opposition Talks as US Sanctions Counter-Intelligence Agency
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-12
The agenda of the talks has not been disclosed but the topic of elections is reportedly being left for last.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14584

House Says Trump Can't Go to War With Iran Unless Congress Approves
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-07-12
Democrats in the House of Representatives on Friday passed an amendment that would sharply restrict President Donald Trump's ability to attack Iran without congressional authorization, attaching the language to an annual must-pass defense bill. | The measure, which was sponsored by California Democrat Ro Khanna and Florida Republican Matthew Gaetz, would prohibit the Pentagon from spending money on any military action against Iran unless Congress has declared war or passed a resolution authorizing the administration to use force. The bill contains an exception for emergency situations in which U.S. armed forces a…
theintercept.com/2019/07/12/trump-iran-v…

Noam Chomsky says 'there is not much time' to avert global catastrophe
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
In an interview published on 12 July, Noam Chomsky told Jacobin that "there is not much time" to avert global catastrophe. He also talked about Iran, Venezuela, and antisemitism allegations aimed at the UK Labour Party. | Climate crisis and the Green New Deal: | Most importantly, he attended to the issue of global climate crisis. On the subject of rising sea levels, he said: the ca…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/07/12/noam-chomsky-says-there-is-not-much-time-to-avert-global-catastrophe/

Donald Trump's Fake Isolationism
Charles Davis | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Donald Trump was never coy about how he'd Make America Great Again, abroad. He'd carpet-bomb the terrorists, kill their families, and maybe do a straight-up, throwback war for oil in Iraq. The manufactured crisis with Iran in 2019 follows from the erratic militarism suggested at every stop on the 2016 campaign trail, where Trump repeatedly…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/donald-trump…

Amazon forces Shakopee, Minn., warehouse workers to walk out again
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-12
SHAKOPEE, Minn.–Amazon is forcing its workers at its monster warehouse in Shakopee, Minn., to walk out again. The 1,500 workers, one-third of them migrants and refugees from Somalia and other nations of East Africa, plan to peacefully walk off the job for six hours on July 15. That's the first of the monster distributor and …
peoplesworld.org/article/amazon-forces-s…

Remnants of War
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-12
Intense fighting and hideous attacks battered Afghans throughout their country last week as negotiators in Qatar weighed the benefits and costs of a peace agreement that might stop the bloodshed. In Kabul at least 40 people, including one child, were killed in a complex Taliban attack. Dozens of children whose school was partially collapsed by …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/remnants-of-w…

Planetary emergency: Climate crisis and nuclear danger threaten humanity's existence
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-12
This is part 2 of the full main report, "Unity to save people and planet: For full equality, democracy, peace, and green socialism," to the 31st National Convention of the Communist Party USA held in Chicago, June 21-23. Other installments available here. The abbreviated oral presentation is available here. John Bachtell served as CPUSA national …
peoplesworld.org/article/planetary-emerg…

The Guardian publishes, then censors Jewish open letter defending smeared pro-Corbyn Labour MP Chris Williamson
Ben Norton | mronline.org | 2019-07-12
Britain's leading newspaper The Guardian, which has relentlessly attacked Jeremy Corbyn and his leftist allies, published but then quickly removed an open letter signed by Noam Chomsky defending Labour MP Chris Williamson from "anti-Semitism" smears. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/07/12/the-guardian-pub…

2019-07-13: News Headlines

South Front (2019-07-13). Video: Syrian Army Repelled Large Attack in Northern Hama. UK Claims Iran Attempted to Capture Its Tanker. globalresearch.ca On July 10, Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies launched a surprise attack on positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Hama and captured the town of al-Hamameyat and the …

Jake Johnson (2019-07-13). House Votes to Block Trump From Launching Unauthorized War With Iran. theantimedia.com The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan amendment barring Trump from launching an unauthorized war with Iran.

Robert Fantina (2019-07-13). Europe and the JCPOA: International Hypocrisy, Will the US Start a Disastrous War in the Middle East? globalresearch.ca The special meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, called by the hypocritical United States due to Iran's announcement that it had 'breached' part of its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has come and gone. The …

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-13). The Myth of Low Interest Rates Stimulating Economic Growth in the US. globalresearch.ca Tax cuts for the rich and near-rock bottom low interest rates don't stimulate economic growth. | Corporations have been using the windfall for executive pay increases and bonuses, stock buybacks raising their valuations, mergers and acquisitions to reduce competition, dividends to …

The Canary (2019-07-13). Police under fire after warning to press over leaked diplomatic cables. thecanary.co The Metropolitan Police came under fire after warning journalists against the publication of further leaked diplomatic dispatches.Scotland Yard announced on Friday it was launching a criminal investigation into the leak of cables from the British ambassador to the US, Sir Kim Darroch, which were highly critical of the Trump administration.Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said there was a "clear public interest" in bringing the perpetrator to justice given the damage caused to Britain's international relations. | In a highly unusual move, he also warned the media that they could face prosecution if there was any f…

Julie Hollar (2019-07-13). Why Does WaPo See Black as an 'Identity'—but Not Multi-Millionaire? fair.org by Julie Hollar The Washington Post's "identity politics" writer put out a piece this week ( 7/9/19) devoted to what Robert Johnson, the ultra-rich founder of Black Entertainment Television, thinks about the Democratic primary race. The piece leads off: Few demographic groups are more faithful to the Democratic Part…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2019-07-13). U.S. Eyes Sri Lanka as Its Military Logistics Hub. globalresearch.ca The Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on 21st April in which 259 people were killed and over 500 injured were initially attributed to the Islamic State (IS). But no hard evidence is available to substantiate such a reading …

Fight Back (2019-07-13). Carnegie Library told to respect union drive. fightbacknews.org Pittsburgh, PA – A group of Pittsburgh community members delivered a petition to the Carnegie Library, July 11, in support of the workers' efforts to unionize with the United Steelworkers. | The petition, delivered to the main Oakland branch and the East Liberty location, includes over 1,000 signatures calling upon the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to release a statement of neutrality towards the United Library Workers' unionization efforts and act in good faith. | "The staff at the library in my community are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, and they should be able to collectively bargain for better workin…

Dr. Rossen Vassilev (2019-07-13). Were the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a War Crime and a Crime Against Humanity? globalresearch.ca Was President Harry Truman "a murderer," as the renowned British analytic philosopher Gertrude Elizabeth Anscombe once charged? Were the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki indeed a war crime and a crime against humanity, as she and other academic luminaries …

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2019-07-13). From Enlightenment to "Enfrightenment": Romanticism as a Tool for Elite Agendas. globalresearch.ca Introduction | Romanticism is an eighteenth century artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement which emerged as a reaction to Enlightenment ideas of science, reason and human progress. Its effect on politics has been to reassert conservative ideas about society based on …

Jason Ditz (2019-07-13). US Silent as Turkey Begins Receiving Russian Missiles in Challenge to NATO. theantimedia.com The US refused comment on Friday as Turkey started making the delivery of the first Russian missiles in the system.

Mike Rhodes (2019-07-13). Fresno's Radical Past. indybay.org This is an article about the 50 Years of Resistance event held on June 22, 2019 in Fresno. We brought together Anti-War and Draft Resistance activists who were active in Fresno 50 years ago. The photo below shows this young woman being arrested at an antiwar protest at Fresno State, probably on May 23, 1970. This photo is from the Special Collections department at Fresno State.

WSWS (2019-07-13). Euthanasia bill before New Zealand parliament. wsws.org The bill, which would make assisted suicide legal, is sponsored by leader of the far-right ACT party amid a sharpening social crisis.

RT (2019-07-13). 'How dare Iran break the nuclear deal we tore up a year ago?' — Lee Camp. rt.com Washington is accusing Iran of breaching the 2015 deal on its nuclear program, which is more than ironic, considering that the US was the first to abandon the agreement altogether, Lee Camp said on his show, Redacted Tonight.

WSWS (2019-07-13). Canada's Liberal government hosts anti-Russia conference on Ukraine. wsws.org Discussions at the Ukraine Reform Conference focused on "affirming Ukraine's sovereignty and security in the face of Russian aggression."

Staff (2019-07-13). House Passes Bill to Halt US Support for Yemen War, UAE Withdraws Troops. therealnews.com The war in Yemen could end, if U.S. and United Arab Emirates' support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen is truly over. However, the House NDAA bill still faces a major hurdle in the Senate. If those who want US military involvement to end pressure Congress, it can be done, says CodePink's Medea Benjamin…

Dayton Andrews (2019-07-13). Resist US Imperialism: Close the Camps, No War With Iran. indybay.org The SF Federal Building, 90 7th st SF CA, 94103 | We will meet on Seventh street, right in front of the main entrance.

WSWS (2019-07-13). Seventeen-year-old girl fatally shot by police on California freeway. wsws.org Hannah Williams was shot and killed after being involved in a minor traffic accident with a police vehicle in Fullerton, California.

Party for Socialism and Liberation, Sonoma (2019-07-13). Reading Between The Headlines: Stop The War on Immigrants! indybay.org A'roma Roasters Coffee | 95 5th Street | Santa Rosa…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-07-13). Trump, Brits Tireless in Attempt to Get War on Iran Going. globalresearch.ca On Thursday evening, social media posts claimed the UK flagged and Japanese owned crude oil tanker Atlantic Pioneer had crossed over into Iranian territorial waters. According to the Marine Traffic website, on Friday morning the tanker was in the Gulf …

David Rovics (2019-07-13). Embargoes and Other Acts of War. dissidentvoice.org The war between the United States and Japan began with a US-enforced oil embargo against the Japanese Empire. Right now, in the United States, huge detention camps are being constructed for the increasingly criminalized refugee and migrant population, a campaign of government-sponsored domestic terror run by a supposedly temporary, "acting" head of the department created …

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-07-13). Socialist Analysis & Discussion on U.S. War Threats Against Iran. indybay.org San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St.

RT (2019-07-13). 'We did bad, evil things there' — Vet turned peace activist on growing dissent with US forever wars. rt.com A recent opinion poll shows the majority of American veterans think foreign wars were not worth fighting. RT spoke to one such person, who says his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan served weapons manufacturers and not people.

Judy Greenspan (2019-07-13). Stop the Deportations! US Hands off Iran and Venezuela! National Day of Protest. indybay.org Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland…

WSWS (2019-07-13). Police crack down on undocumented workers occupying Paris Pantheon. wsws.org Late yesterday afternoon, approximately 700 undocumented immigrant workers held a peaceful demonstration and occupied Paris' historic Panthéon building, demanding an immediate recognition of their right to reside in France.

WSWS (2019-07-13). Trump's nominee for top US military commander calls for nuclear buildup to confront China. wsws.org General Milley, tapped as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, predicted that the US would be in confrontation with China for the next 100 years.

unitedEditor (2019-07-13). 'We will respond with force': Former Turkish military leader issues warning to Washington amid S-400 tension. uwidata.com The former head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Turkey, retired general ƒ∞lker Ba≈übuƒü recent made a number of powerful statements about his country's purchase of Russian S-400 defense systems and American F-35 fighters (which Ankara still counts on receiving despite threat from the US to the contrary). Here are the most …

WSWS (2019-07-13). Bossa Nova pioneer, songwriter and musician Joà£o Gilberto dead at 88. wsws.org Together with the composer Antà¥nio Carlos Jobim, Gilberto pioneered a "new wave" in Brazilian popular music during the mid-to-late 1950s that had a worldwide impact.

teleSUR (2019-07-12). ICE to Launch Nationwide Raids to Arrest Undocumented Migrants. telesurenglish.net The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will carry out raids onJuly 14th to detain undocumented migrants in ten large cities, an operation which is expected to be focused mainly on those having final deportation orders. | RELATED: | Migrants Protest Against Bribe Requests by Mexican Officials | These raids were expecte…

Staff (2019-07-12). Know Your Rights: How Immigrant Rights Activists Are Preparing for Looming ICE Deportation Raids. democracynow.org Immigrant communities across the country and their allies are preparing for nationwide raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned to begin Sunday that will target undocumented members of immigrant families in at least nine major cities. The cities where raids will take place are said to be Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. New Orleans had been on the list, but the city announced this weekend that ICE was temporarily postponing the raids due to Tropical Storm Barry. We speak with a roundtable of immigrants' rights activists: Adelina Nicholls, th…

Staff (2019-07-12). Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today's Migrant Crisis. democracynow.org Since the 2009 U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras, extreme poverty and violence has skyrocketed in the country, forcing tens of thousands of Hondurans to flee to the U.S. with the hope of receiving political asylum. We speak with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya in the capital of Tegucigalpa about the 10th anniversary of the coup in Honduras, U.S. intervention in Central America and its link to today's migration crisis.

Melissa Sanchez, Duaa Eldeib and Jodi S Cohen (2019-07-12). Immigrant children sent to Chicago shelters are traumatized and sick, in some instances with chickenpox or tuberculosis. nationofchange.org The Trump administration is sending immigrant children who are alone, afraid and sick with fever, chickenpox and even tuberculosis to shelters in Chicago, where they are further isolated to prevent the spread of disease, according to one of the nonprofit organizations caring for them. In yet another byproduct of the administration's immigration policy, many of …

Peter Koenig (2019-07-12). Iran vs. Spineless Europe. How far will US-western Threats Go? globalresearch.ca Iran announced the second step in reducing her commitment under the 2015 so-called Nuclear Deal, officially known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by exceeding the limit set by agreement of 3.67% uranium enrichment and 300 kg of …

Peter Koenig (2019-07-12). Iran vs. Spineless Europe. dissidentvoice.org Iran announced the second step in reducing her commitment under the 2015 so-called Nuclear Deal, officially known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by exceeding the limit set by agreement of 3.67% uranium enrichment and 300 kg of enriched uranium accumulation. When asked by the media about his reaction, Trump says, "they know …

Roger D. Harris (2019-07-12). The Glaring Holes in Michelle Bachelet's Venezuela Human Rights Report. mintpressnews.com UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's report on Venezuela echoes the US government's talking points, which are designed to terminate the two-decade-old Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. The report fails to acknowledge Venezuela's manifest accomplishments or even recognize victims of US-backed right-wing violence in Venezuela. The US economic war against Venezuela, US threats of a "military option," and opposition violence are treated in the Bachelet report as figments of the imagination, "alleged internal and external threats." | Mean…

teleSUR (2019-07-12). Maduro Pens Powerful Response to UN High Commissioner. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro penned on July 11th a powerful response to U.N. High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, who accused the government of the Bolivarian Republic of killing nearly 7,000 people. | RELATED: | Norway: 'Spirit of Cooperation' at Venezuela Talks in Barbados | President Maduro slammed these allegations from Bachelet, pointing out that these unfounded accusations were harmful to Venezuela and its people. "The report presented by your Office to the Human Righ…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-12). Venezuela: 'Progress' Reported in Gov't-Opposition Talks as US Sanctions Counter-Intelligence Agency. venezuelanalysis.com The agenda of the talks has not been disclosed but the topic of elections is reportedly being left for last.

teleSUR (2019-07-12). Turkey Receives S-400 System Amid Sanctions Threat from US. telesurenglish.net Russia has completed its first delivery of their S-400 missile system to Turkey, making the latter the first NATO nation to receive this advanced weapon. | RELATED: | Russian-Made S-400 Air Defense System is En Route to Turkey | According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, the first parts of the Russian-made S-400 system were flown to an airbase near the capital city of Ankara. | The United States says the Russian military hardware is not compatible with NATO systems and that th…

Alex Emmons (2019-07-12). House Says Trump Can't Go to War With Iran Unless Congress Approves. theintercept.com Democrats in the House of Representatives on Friday passed an amendment that would sharply restrict President Donald Trump's ability to attack Iran without congressional authorization, attaching the language to an annual must-pass defense bill. | The measure, which was sponsored by California Democrat Ro Khanna and Florida Republican Matthew Gaetz, would prohibit the Pentagon from spending money on any military action against Iran unless Congress has declared war or passed a resolution authorizing the administration to use force. The bill contains an exception for emergency situations in which U.S. armed forces a…

Charles Davis (2019-07-12). Donald Trump's Fake Isolationism. counterpunch.org Donald Trump was never coy about how he'd Make America Great Again, abroad. He'd carpet-bomb the terrorists, kill their families, and maybe do a straight-up, throwback war for oil in Iraq. The manufactured crisis with Iran in 2019 follows from the erratic militarism suggested at every stop on the 2016 campaign trail, where Trump repeatedly More

commondreams (2019-07-12). NIAC Applauds House for Pulling U.S. Back from the Brink of War with Iran via Khanna-Gaetz Amendment. commondreams.org ______________________________…

John McEvoy (2019-07-12). Noam Chomsky says 'there is not much time' to avert global catastrophe. thecanary.co In an interview published on 12 July, Noam Chomsky told Jacobin that "there is not much time" to avert global catastrophe. He also talked about Iran, Venezuela, and antisemitism allegations aimed at the UK Labour Party. | Climate crisis and the Green New Deal: | Most importantly, he attended to the issue of global climate crisis. On the subject of rising sea levels, he said: the ca…

Michael T. Klare (2019-07-12). OIL: The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis. globalresearch.ca It's always the oil. While President Trump was hobnobbing with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G-20 summit in Japan, brushing off a recent U.N. report about the prince's role in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal …

Michael T. Klare (2019-07-12). The missing three-letter word in the Iran crisis. nationofchange.org It's always the oil. While President Trump was hobnobbing with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G-20 summit in Japan, brushing off a recent U.N. report about the prince's role in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Asia and the Middle East, pleading with foreign leaders to support "Sentinel." The …

commondreams (2019-07-12). Joint Statement: House Reins In Trump on Iran. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-07-12). Amazon forces Shakopee, Minn., warehouse workers to walk out again. peoplesworld.org SHAKOPEE, Minn.—Amazon is forcing its workers at its monster warehouse in Shakopee, Minn., to walk out again. The 1,500 workers, one-third of them migrants and refugees from Somalia and other nations of East Africa, plan to peacefully walk off the job for six hours on July 15. That's the first of the monster distributor and …

Kathy Kelly (2019-07-12). Remnants of War. dissidentvoice.org Intense fighting and hideous attacks battered Afghans throughout their country last week as negotiators in Qatar weighed the benefits and costs of a peace agreement that might stop the bloodshed. In Kabul at least 40 people, including one child, were killed in a complex Taliban attack. Dozens of children whose school was partially collapsed by …

teleSUR (2019-07-12). US Extradites Ex-Colombian Agriculture Minister for Corruption. telesurenglish.net The United States has extradited the Colombian ex-Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Andres Felipe Arias Leiva to his native country after a five-year legal battle over embezzlement charges. | RELATED: | UN Visits Colombia to Review Failing Peace Accord | The Colombian official arrived in El Dorado, Colombia at 8: 20 Friday morning to serve his 17-year prison sentence for corruption and embezzlement during his tenure in the previous decade. | Leiva was convicted for diverting fe…

teleSUR -EF (2019-07-12). Palestine: US Relations Resume When D.C. Committs to Peace. telesurenglish.net The Palestinian Authority says diplomatic relations with the United States can be resumed on the condition that Washington is committed to the peace process in the region. | RELATED: | Israel's Apartheid Wall Stands 15 Years After UN Deemed it Illegal | Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesperson for the government, said in a Thursday statement that the Palestinians have never rejected any negotiations or initiatives for Palestinian-Israeli peace. | "Peace can only be established in accordanc…

teleSUR (2019-07-12). Venezuela Denounces OAS, Foreign Attempts to Sabotage Dialogue. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's ambassador before the U.N., Samuel Moncada, denounced the continuous harrassment from the United States and other countries that are trying to impede Venezuela from resolving its political situation through dialogue. | RELATED: | Maduro Pens Powerful Response to UN High Commissioner | Moncada said that since the failed coup attempt by the self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido, April 30 that the U.S. and its allies are more "desperate" to topple the Bolivarian governm…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2019-07-12). Political Agreement in Sudan Sets Stage for Interim Governing Council. globalresearch.ca What has been hailed as an historic pact between the Forces for Freedom Change (FFC) and the Transitional Military Council (TMC) in the Republic of Sudan, the two major entities vying for state power, has left out some important interests …

Ralph Nader (2019-07-12). An Unsurpassable Sterling Record of Stamina! counterpunch.org I've always been fascinated by stamina. Lou Gehrig was my boyhood hero, and not just because of his batting average, clutch hitting, and dignified comportment. From 1925 to 1939 he played 2,130 ballgames in a row, not missing one, despite injuries and illnesses. (It was the record until eclipsed by the Baltimore Oriole's formidable Cal More

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-07-12). Donald Trump, The Manchurian Candidate and The Russia Probe. The Rosenstein Comey Mueller Intrigue. globalresearch.ca Trump's Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was to organize the so-called Russia Probe pertaining to alleged Kremlin interference in the November 2016 elections. Rosenstein's first step consisted in the firing of FBI Director James Comey & appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the Russia Probe.

Global Research (2019-07-12). "The Globalization of War" and "The Globalization of Poverty" — Two Books by Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca Special Price: $29.00 for two books!: | Click here to order! | The Globalization of War: America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky | America's hegemonic project in…

Kevin Gosztola (2019-07-12). Then CIA is Invoking Wikileaks to Push for the Expansion of a Cold War Era Secrecy Law. mintpressnews.com Three decades ago, the CIA mobilized to protect itself from radical acts of transparency, and now, with the internet and organizations like WikiLeaks, it hopes to be able to further isolate and criminalize those who challenge it.

Jason Hirthler (2019-07-12). The Journalists Do The Shouting. counterpunch.org The loudest pro-war voices are nowhere near the fight It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever gets near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propaganda-tours. — George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia There seems to have been a distinct More

Robert Hunziker (2019-07-12). The Flawed Food Dependency. counterpunch.org "The most destructive object on the planet… is the human jawbone." (Food or War, Cambridge University Press, 2019) pg 177 Whether by sight, taste, touch, feel, or smell, it's only too obvious that "food" affects every aspect of life and is key to crucial life-supporting ecosystems. Day-in, day-out, every living thing needs food. Perchance, ecosystems More

Vijay Prashad (2019-07-12). For the reasons that follow, that Country is currently not likely to be the United States. mronline.org The largest delegation from outside Russia at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in early June came from China. | Source

Joshua Cho (2019-07-12). 'Hypersonic Missiles' Aren't Starting an Arms Race—Washington Is. fair.org The New York Times ascribes agency and responsibility to mysterious forces and inanimate missiles manipulating the US both in its headline—it's the missiles that are "starting a new global arms race," not the government—and in its claim that "the rush" to possess hypersonic missiles has "pushed the United States into an arms race with Russia and China."

T.J. Coles (2019-07-12). "Strategic Extremism": How Republicans and Establishment Democrats Use Identity Politics to Divide and Rule. counterpunch.org As we know, both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are bought, sold, and paid for by big business. For that reason, both have a history of avoiding the issues that are common to Americans of all political persuasions. Addressing such issues would undermine the profits of big business. They include free healthcare, living More

Gregory Elich (2019-07-12). How Real is the Trump Administration's New Flexibility with North Korea? counterpunch.org Although widely derided by the Washington Establishment as an empty photo opportunity, the recent meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un at Panmunjom produced an agreement to resume working-level talks in the near future. According to the North Korean news agency KCNA, the two leaders discussed stumbling blocks in improving relations and easing More

Nicholas Buccola (2019-07-12). Colin Kaepernick, Ted Cruz, Frederick Douglass and the Meaning of Patriotism. counterpunch.org "Ted Cruz schools Colin Kaepernick on 'context' of Frederick Douglass quote." So read a headline in the Washington Times last week. The story that followed was about a twitter exchange between the athlete-activist and the junior senator from Texas. On Independence Day, Mr. Kaepernick tweeted out a quotation from Douglass's famous "What to the Slave is the More

Andrew Levine (2019-07-12). The Electoral Circus as the End of Its Initial Phase Looms. counterpunch.org Democratic hopefuls will be back at it over two nights in Detroit later this month; more or less the same twenty candidates as in June, presumably again at ten a pop. The composition of the two groups will be determined later and, as before, left to chance. These debates — actually, joint public appearances — More

P. Sainath (2019-07-12). It's Raining Sand in Rayalaseema. counterpunch.org It's a classic Indian cinema fight-in-the-desert scene. Against the background of dunes and depressions with a tiny sprinkling of scrub vegetation, the hero rises from the burning sands of a barren wasteland to beat the bad guys to a pulp. Adding plenty of heat and dust to that already bestowed by nature, he brings the More

Kathleen Wallace (2019-07-12). Too Horrible to Understand, Too Horrible to Ignore. counterpunch.org The Lolita Express……"I'm not for impeachment. The green dream or whatever."…… "maybe toilet water is a step up….." As if it wasn't obvious before, surely now the commingling interests of the wealthy should be evident to anyone with even rudimentary brain stem function. Like our worsening climate situation, the fact that the wealthy are simply More

Kathy Kelly (2019-07-12). Remnants of War. commondreams.org Martha, a granddaughter of the Catholic Worker Movement's founder Dorothy Day, is one of seven activists, the "King's Bay Plowshares 7", whose April 4, 2018 action was in accord with their deeply held beliefs that life is sacred, and must not be taken in war. (Photo: Kathy Kelly) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Tim Riley (2019-07-12). Evolution of a Medium. truthdig.com "I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution" | A book by Emily Nussbaum | Emily Nussbaum began writing her New Yorker TV column in 2011, surfing the medium's Great Transformation. Ten years ago, nobody streamed; today, fewer and fewer watch "live" television. In 2007, Netflix shipped its billionth DVD mailer, propping up the U.S. Postal Service; today its streaming proves harder to resist than even Amazon Prime. Like Netflix, Prime's brand now routinely pumps out original shows and movies. Oscar sweeps appear imminent. | By 2014, Ferguson's street protests, police brutality, and sexual harassment s…

SHREKKKLITR (2019-07-12). SPLC: Holiday recognizing early Ku Klux Klan leader an insult to Tennessee residents. splcenter.org Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed Saturday as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in his state, honoring a Confederate general who became the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, a terrorist organization that targets African Americans.

The Canary (2019-07-12). YouTube won't ban drill music videos, says UK boss. thecanary.co YouTube will not remove drill music videos from the platform because they "provide a place for those too often without a voice", the UK head of the site has said. | Ben McOwen Wilson said the Google-owned platform supports openness and a range of opinions being allowed online but that it must work with government and regulators to find a balance on removing content. | The allegedly 'controversial' form of rap music often includes references to real-life events including stabbings, and some have urged removal of such videos, warning that they could encourage further violence. | Writing in the Daily Telegraph, McOw…

The Canary (2019-07-12). 'Failing' energy efficiency policy must be improved to meet net zero goals say MPs. thecanary.co The Government is presiding over a "failing policy" when it comes to making sure homes and offices are well insulated and energy efficient, MPs have warned. | Delivering energy efficiency in new and existing buildings needs to be addressed now if the UK is to have "any chance" of achieving its new legal target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, they said. | A report from the Business, Energy and Industrial Committee said the need to save energy in buildings to tackle climate change, end fuel poverty and reduce people's bills was well known. | But public investment in energy efficiency has shrunk, the rate a…

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2019-07-12). Shaking Off Capitalism for Ecological Civilization. counterpunch.org Solon In early sixth century BCE Athens, a few rich landowners enslaved those of the rural people who could not pay back their debts. In fact, they went further. They started selling their fellow indebted Greeks to foreigners. Athens and rural Attica were on the verge of civil war. Cooler heads prevailed and powerful Athenian More

Elie Mystal (2019-07-12). Why Trump's Retreat on the Census Question Is a Warning—Not a Victory. thenation.com Why Trump's Retreat on the Census Question Is a Warning—Not a Victory…

John Shafthauer (2019-07-12). Grayling ferry company bids for Hunt's proposed navy expansion. thecanary.co Because he needs to look tough, Jeremy Hunt is proposing that we expand the navy. Although, to be fair, this is a picture of him in Britain's last warship: | Jeremy Hunt has said the Royal Navy has been 'run down too much' t.co/JQgSW3VEVK | — The Telegraph (@Telegraph) July 12, 2019 | Could building more boats be a boon for British manufacturing? Probab…

Glen Black (2019-07-12). While climate breakdown destroys one of the ocean's most important ecosystems, a new study shows there may be some hope. thecanary.co Back-to-back heatwaves in the central Indian Ocean killed more than two-thirds of corals in two years, a study has shown. But research by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) suggests some corals were more resilient to the high sea temperatures, which could provide hope for the important habitat as the planet warms. | Heatwave statistics: | Scientists studied reefs in the remote Chagos Archipelago of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT…

Marjaleena Repo (2019-07-12). The Young Cree Man from Saskatchewan. Without Truth There Is No Reconciliation: Two Colten Boushie Stories. globalresearch.ca This important article was first published on GR in March 2018. | It seems there are two versions of the August 2016 death of Colten Boushie, the young Cree man from Saskatchewan. | The most repeated one is that he and …

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-12). The US Wants Sri Lanka to Become Its "Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier in South Asia" globalresearch.ca The US' interest in replacing the 1995 Status Of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with Sri Lanka stems from its desire to turn the island nation into its unsinkable aircraft carrier in South Asia and possibly even the base of a prospective …

Miko Peled (2019-07-12). "Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad. globalresearch.ca While Israel tries to portray a friendly face to the outside world, internally it is promoting racism and violence at levels that are more alarming than ever before. A course to prepare young high school students traveling overseas to be …

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-12). India Doubles Down on Its Military Alliance with Israel. globalresearch.ca India's $100 million purchase of 1,000 Barak-8 medium-range surface-to-air missiles and an as-yet unknown number of anti-tank Spike missiles proves that the South Asian state is doubling down on its military alliance with "Israel" and giving its old partner Russia …

Microwave News (2019-07-12). GBM Brain Tumor Cancer Rising. Impacts of RF Radiation from Wireless Devices? globalresearch.ca New government data, released in May by a member of the Danish Parliament, show a near doubling of this fatal brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, since the year 2000. You can see the trend by following the orange line in …

Renee Parsons (2019-07-12). 5G Threatens Weather Forecasting. Devastating Health Impacts. globalresearch.ca It comes as no surprise that the American public remains oblivious to a not-so-slight glitch in the 5G Race with China as the US strives to be the first, the best and most technologically advanced country in the world with …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-12). Juggling with Kim and Moon: Donald Trump's Diplomatic Copy Book. globalresearch.ca Cue the shots, take the snaps: US President Donald Trump was back entertaining his fetish with firm handshakes proclaiming the making of history in the last round of discussions with Kim Jong-un. The press were, despite periodic attacks of …

commondreams (2019-07-12). Congresswoman Barbara Lee Applauds the House's Historic Vote to Repeal the 2002 Iraq Authorization for the Use of Military Force. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2019-07-12). Glenn Greenwald Becomes Focus of Brazil Press Freedom Debate. truthdig.com RIO DE JANEIRO—Several weeks after publishing explosive reports about a key member of Brazil's far-right government, U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald was called before a congressional committee to face hostile questions. | "Who should be judged, convicted and in prison is the journalist!" shouted congresswoman Katia Sastre, an ally of President Jair Bolsonaro. | And by some accounts that wasn't an empty threat: A conservative website reported that federal police had requested that financial regulators investigate Greenwald's finances. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and his Brazilian husband also say t…

The Canary (2019-07-12). Government given go-ahead to appeal against ruling on arms sales to Saudi Arabia. thecanary.co The Government has been given the go-ahead to appeal to the UK's highest court against a ruling that its decision to continue licensing military equipment for export to Saudi Arabia was unlawful. | Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), which brought the case against International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, hailed a landmark legal victory last month. | The group argues that the decision to continue to license military equipment for export to Saudi Arabia, which is leading a coalition of forces in the conflict in Yemen, was unlawful, as there was a clear risk that the arms might be used in a serious violation of inter…

John McEvoy (2019-07-12). Illegal Saudi attack on water facility in Yemen tied to Brighton arms factory. thecanary.co A 2018 UN Security Council report has shown that weapons components produced in a Brighton arms factory were involved in an unlawful Saudi attack on Yemen. | Report on Yemen: | The 329-page UN report is dated 26 January 2018 and signed by UN staffer Ahmed Himmiche. It includes an investigation into two bombings of a water facility in Ban al-Hareth District, Sana. | The first bombing occurred on 13 September 2016, when: military aircraft dropped four items of expl…

Michael Lukas (2019-07-12). Delisting Wolves and the Impending Wolf Slaughter. counterpunch.org On July 15, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will close comments on its proposed rule to delist wolves from the endangered and threatened species lists. While this rule may seem to be just one of many attempts in a decade-long battle over grey wolf listing to eliminate protections for wolves and turn management over More

Julian Vigo (2019-07-12). North America's Opioid Addiction Problem and the Institutional Machinery Keeping It Alive. counterpunch.org I recently watched the 2017 documentary, Heroin(e), directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon which focuses upon three women—a fire chief, a judge, and a missionary—battling West Virginia's opioid epidemic. Set in Appalachia's Cabell County, this film examines the financial and real-life costs of reviving addicts in what very much seems to be an endless cycle of IV More

Russell Rickford (2019-07-12). Lights of Liberty Vigil Remarks. counterpunch.org Many folks have said "this is not who we are." This is precisely who we are. American concentration camps are not new. Look at our criminal justice system, a leviathan devoted to criminalizing, degrading and discarding masses of black and brown people. American torture is not new. Rape. Ripping families apart. This country was founded More

John Feffer (2019-07-12). Trump's Bluster Diplomacy. counterpunch.org It was not very long ago that Donald Trump was calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Little Rocket Man" and threatening to rain "fire and fury" down on North Korea. In response, Kim called Trump a "dotard" and promised an equally fiery attack on the United States. But now, two summits, the exchange of More

Martha Rosenberg (2019-07-12). Pathologizing Kids, Pharma Style. counterpunch.org Millions of kids today are on meds for conduct disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, mixed manias, social phobia and, of course, ADHD. But according to data from IMS health in a Wall Street Journal article, just as many kids are being treated for non-psychiatric conditions that were often considered More

Paul Tritschler (2019-07-12). Restricted View: the British Legacy of Eugenics. counterpunch.org Looking across London's eastern expanse from our staffroom window in the district of E10 — sounds like Eton if you say it fast enough — Sean the sociology lecturer had a sudden urge to blurt out with the crumbs of his Empire biscuit one of those so-called universal truths: "Schooldays were the best days of More

The Canary (2019-07-12). Facebook fined around $5bn over privacy violations. thecanary.co The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of about 5 billion dollars for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal has reported. | Facebook declined to comment on the story which said the 3-2 vote broke along party lines, with Republicans in support and Democrats in opposition to the fine. | The FTC report has been moved to the Justice Department for review, per the report. It is not clear how long it will take to finalise. | The fine would be the largest the FTC has levied on a technology company. | But it will not make much of a dent for Facebook, which had nearly 56 billion do…

Staff (2019-07-12). FTC Reportedly Approves $5 Billion Settlement With Facebook. truthdig.com The record-setting fine for privacy violations wouldn't have much of an effect on the company with nearly $56 billion in revenue last year.

Nathan Jensen (2019-07-12). Why states and cities should stop handing out billions in economic incentives to companies. nationofchange.org U.S. states and cities hand out tens of billions in taxpayer dollars every year to companies as economic incentives. These businesses are supposed to use the money, typically distributed through economic development programs, to open new facilities, create jobs and generate tax revenue. But all too often that's not what happens, as I've learned after doing research on the use …

Samuel Moyn (2019-07-12). Can Pompeo Redefine Human Rights for the Trump Era? commondreams.org Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the State Department in Washington. (Photo: Michael Brochstein/Sipa via AP Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

ACLU (2019-07-12). Pompeo's New "Human Rights" Commission is Up To No Good. aclu.org The Trump administration appears to be trying to find new moral footing for the president's discriminatory policies. | This week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo formally announced the creation of a "Commission on Unalienable Rights." Its stated purpose, according to a notice published in the Federal Register in May, is to provide "fresh thinking about human rights discourse where such discourse has departed from our nation's founding principles of natural law and natural rights." | Th…

Leo Gerard (2019-07-12). Is There a Global Future for Unions? commondreams.org In March 2010, a rally by thousands of striking USW … the world. (Photo: United Steelworkers) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

John Feffer (2019-07-12). Pyongyang on the Potomac. nationofchange.org When Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shook hands on June 30 at the line dividing the two Koreas, the pictures that appeared on front pages all over the world depicted two very different leaders. Trump is a tall, 73-year-old white man who leads the world's most powerful democracy. Kim is a short, plump, 35-year-old …

WSWS (2019-07-12). Trump's raids and the stench of fascism. wsws.org Beginning Sunday, the Trump administration plans to launch the largest immigration raids in US history, targeting 2,000 families for arrest and deportation.

WSWS (2019-07-12). Major flooding inundates New Orleans as Tropical Storm Barry heads towards landfall. wsws.org Nearly 14 years after Hurricane Katrina, the city remains vulnerable to catastrophic flooding.

2019-07-13: Social Media Postees

Video: Syrian Army Repelled Large Attack in Northern Hama. UK Claims Iran Attempted to Capture Its Tanker
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-13
On July 10, Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies launched a surprise attack on positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Hama and captured the town of al-Hamameyat and the …
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-army-repelled-large-attack-northern-hama-uk-claims-iran-attempted-capture-its-tanker/5683424

Europe and the JCPOA: International Hypocrisy, Will the US Start a Disastrous War in the Middle East?
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-13
The special meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, called by the hypocritical United States due to Iran's announcement that it had 'breached' part of its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has come and gone. The …
globalresearch.ca/europe-and-the-jcpoa-international-hypocrisy-will-the-us-start-a-disastrous-war-in-the-middle-east/5683433

House Votes to Block Trump From Launching Unauthorized War With Iran
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-13
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan amendment barring Trump from launching an unauthorized war with Iran.

House Votes to Block Trump From Launching Unauthorized War With Iran

The Myth of Low Interest Rates Stimulating Economic Growth in the US
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-13
Tax cuts for the rich and near-rock bottom low interest rates don't stimulate economic growth. | Corporations have been using the windfall for executive pay increases and bonuses, stock buybacks raising their valuations, mergers and acquisitions to reduce competition, dividends to …
globalresearch.ca/myth-low-interest-rates-stimulating-economic-growth-us/5683419

U.S. Eyes Sri Lanka as Its Military Logistics Hub
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-13
The Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on 21st April in which 259 people were killed and over 500 injured were initially attributed to the Islamic State (IS). But no hard evidence is available to substantiate such a reading …
globalresearch.ca/us-eyes-sri-lanka-its-military-logistics-hub/5683444

Were the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a War Crime and a Crime Against Humanity?
Dr. Rossen Vassilev | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-13
Was President Harry Truman "a murderer," as the renowned British analytic philosopher Gertrude Elizabeth Anscombe once charged? Were the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki indeed a war crime and a crime against humanity, as she and other academic luminaries …
globalresearch.ca/were-atomic-bombings-hiroshima-nagasaki-war-crime-crime-against-humanity/5683441

Police under fire after warning to press over leaked diplomatic cables
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-13
The Metropolitan Police came under fire after warning journalists against the publication of further leaked diplomatic dispatches.Scotland Yard announced on Friday it was launching a criminal investigation into the leak of cables from the British ambassador to the US, Sir Kim Darroch, which were highly critical of the Trump administration.Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said there was a "clear public interest" in bringing the perpetrator to justice given the damage caused to Britain's international relations. | In a highly unusual move, he also warned the media that they could face prosecution if there was any f…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/07/13/police-under-fire-after-warning-to-press-over-leaked-diplomatic-cables/

Carnegie Library told to respect union drive
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-13
Pittsburgh, PA – A group of Pittsburgh community members delivered a petition to the Carnegie Library, July 11, in support of the workers' efforts to unionize with the United Steelworkers. | The petition, delivered to the main Oakland branch and the East Liberty location, includes over 1,000 signatures calling upon the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to release a statement of neutrality towards the United Library Workers' unionization efforts and act in good faith. | "The staff at the library in my community are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, and they should be able to collectively bargain for better workin…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/7/13/carnegie…

From Enlightenment to "Enfrightenment": Romanticism as a Tool for Elite Agendas
Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-13
Introduction | Romanticism is an eighteenth century artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement which emerged as a reaction to Enlightenment ideas of science, reason and human progress. Its effect on politics has been to reassert conservative ideas about society based on …
globalresearch.ca/from-enlightenment-enfrightenment-romanticism-tool-elite-agendas/5683432

US Silent as Turkey Begins Receiving Russian Missiles in Challenge to NATO
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-13
The US refused comment on Friday as Turkey started making the delivery of the first Russian missiles in the system.

US Silent as Turkey Begins Receiving Russian Missiles in Challenge to NATO

Trump's nominee for top US military commander calls for nuclear buildup to confront China
wsws.org | 2019-07-13
General Milley, tapped as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, predicted that the US would be in confrontation with China for the next 100 years.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/13/nuke…

'We will respond with force': Former Turkish military leader issues warning to Washington amid S-400 tension
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-13
The former head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Turkey, retired general ƒ∞lker Ba≈übuƒü recent made a number of powerful statements about his country's purchase of Russian S-400 defense systems and American F-35 fighters (which Ankara still counts on receiving despite threat from the US to the contrary). Here are the most …
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Trump, Brits Tireless in Attempt to Get War on Iran Going
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-13
On Thursday evening, social media posts claimed the UK flagged and Japanese owned crude oil tanker Atlantic Pioneer had crossed over into Iranian territorial waters. According to the Marine Traffic website, on Friday morning the tanker was in the Gulf …
globalresearch.ca/trump-brits-tireless-attempt-get-war-iran-going/5683422

Embargoes and Other Acts of War
David Rovics | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-13
The war between the United States and Japan began with a US-enforced oil embargo against the Japanese Empire. Right now, in the United States, huge detention camps are being constructed for the increasingly criminalized refugee and migrant population, a campaign of government-sponsored domestic terror run by a supposedly temporary, "acting" head of the department created …
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House Passes Bill to Halt US Support for Yemen War, UAE Withdraws Troops
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-13
The war in Yemen could end, if U.S. and United Arab Emirates' support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen is truly over. However, the House NDAA bill still faces a major hurdle in the Senate. If those who want US military involvement to end pressure Congress, it can be done, says CodePink's Medea Benjamin…
therealnews.com/stories/house-passes-bil…

Police crack down on undocumented workers occupying Paris Pantheon
wsws.org | 2019-07-13
Late yesterday afternoon, approximately 700 undocumented immigrant workers held a peaceful demonstration and occupied Paris' historic Panthéon building, demanding an immediate recognition of their right to reside in France.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/13/pant…

Fresno's Radical Past
Mike Rhodes | indybay.org | 2019-07-13
This is an article about the 50 Years of Resistance event held on June 22, 2019 in Fresno. We brought together Anti-War and Draft Resistance activists who were active in Fresno 50 years ago. The photo below shows this young woman being arrested at an antiwar protest at Fresno State, probably on May 23, 1970. This photo is from the Special Collections department at Fresno State.
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Canada's Liberal government hosts anti-Russia conference on Ukraine
wsws.org | 2019-07-13
Discussions at the Ukraine Reform Conference focused on "affirming Ukraine's sovereignty and security in the face of Russian aggression."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/13/ukra…

Stop the Deportations! US Hands off Iran and Venezuela! National Day of Protest
Judy Greenspan | indybay.org | 2019-07-13
Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland…
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'How dare Iran break the nuclear deal we tore up a year ago?' — Lee Camp
rt.com | 2019-07-13
Washington is accusing Iran of breaching the 2015 deal on its nuclear program, which is more than ironic, considering that the US was the first to abandon the agreement altogether, Lee Camp said on his show, Redacted Tonight. | …
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'We did bad, evil things there' — Vet turned peace activist on growing dissent with US forever wars
rt.com | 2019-07-13
A recent opinion poll shows the majority of American veterans think foreign wars were not worth fighting. RT spoke to one such person, who says his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan served weapons manufacturers and not people. | …
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Reading Between The Headlines: Stop The War on Immigrants!
Party for Socialism and Liberation, Sonoma | indybay.org | 2019-07-13
A'roma Roasters Coffee | 95 5th Street | Santa Rosa…
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Socialist Analysis & Discussion on U.S. War Threats Against Iran
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-07-13
San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St.
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Seventeen-year-old girl fatally shot by police on California freeway
wsws.org | 2019-07-13
Hannah Williams was shot and killed after being involved in a minor traffic accident with a police vehicle in Fullerton, California.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/13/full…

Euthanasia bill before New Zealand parliament
wsws.org | 2019-07-13
The bill, which would make assisted suicide legal, is sponsored by leader of the far-right ACT party amid a sharpening social crisis.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/13/nzeu…

Bossa Nova pioneer, songwriter and musician Joà£o Gilberto dead at 88
wsws.org | 2019-07-13
Together with the composer Antà¥nio Carlos Jobim, Gilberto pioneered a "new wave" in Brazilian popular music during the mid-to-late 1950s that had a worldwide impact.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/13/gilb…

Resist US Imperialism: Close the Camps, No War With Iran
Dayton Andrews | indybay.org | 2019-07-13
The SF Federal Building, 90 7th st SF CA, 94103 | We will meet on Seventh street, right in front of the main entrance.
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Know Your Rights: How Immigrant Rights Activists Are Preparing for Looming ICE Deportation Raids
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-12
Immigrant communities across the country and their allies are preparing for nationwide raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned to begin Sunday that will target undocumented members of immigrant families in at least nine major cities. The cities where raids will take place are said to be Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. New Orleans had been on the list, but the city announced this weekend that ICE was temporarily postponing the raids due to Tropical Storm Barry. We speak with a roundtable of immigrants' rights activists: Adelina Nicholls, th…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/12/trump_ice…

ICE to Launch Nationwide Raids to Arrest Undocumented Migrants
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-12
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will carry out raids onJuly 14th to detain undocumented migrants in ten large cities, an operation which is expected to be focused mainly on those having final deportation orders. | RELATED: | Migrants Protest Against Bribe Requests by Mexican Officials | These raids were expecte…
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Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today's Migrant Crisis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-12
Since the 2009 U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras, extreme poverty and violence has skyrocketed in the country, forcing tens of thousands of Hondurans to flee to the U.S. with the hope of receiving political asylum. We speak with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya in the capital of Tegucigalpa about the 10th anniversary of the coup in Honduras, U.S. intervention in Central America and its link to today's migration crisis.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/12/manuel_ze…

Immigrant children sent to Chicago shelters are traumatized and sick, in some instances with chickenpox or tuberculosis
Melissa Sanchez, Duaa Eldeib and Jodi S Cohen | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-12
The Trump administration is sending immigrant children who are alone, afraid and sick with fever, chickenpox and even tuberculosis to shelters in Chicago, where they are further isolated to prevent the spread of disease, according to one of the nonprofit organizations caring for them. In yet another byproduct of the administration's immigration policy, many of …
nationofchange.org/2019/07/12/immigrant-…

Iran vs. Spineless Europe. How far will US-western Threats Go?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
Iran announced the second step in reducing her commitment under the 2015 so-called Nuclear Deal, officially known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by exceeding the limit set by agreement of 3.67% uranium enrichment and 300 kg of …
globalresearch.ca/iran-vs-spineless-europe-how-far-will-us-western-threats-go/5683369

Iran vs. Spineless Europe
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-12
Iran announced the second step in reducing her commitment under the 2015 so-called Nuclear Deal, officially known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by exceeding the limit set by agreement of 3.67% uranium enrichment and 300 kg of enriched uranium accumulation. When asked by the media about his reaction, Trump says, "they know …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/iran-vs-spine…

The Glaring Holes in Michelle Bachelet's Venezuela Human Rights Report
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-12
UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's report on Venezuela echoes the US government's talking points, which are designed to terminate the two-decade-old Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. The report fails to acknowledge Venezuela's manifest accomplishments or even recognize victims of US-backed right-wing violence in Venezuela. The US economic war against Venezuela, US threats of a "military option," and opposition violence are treated in the Bachelet report as figments of the imagination, "alleged internal and external threats." | Mean…
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Maduro Pens Powerful Response to UN High Commissioner
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-12
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro penned on July 11th a powerful response to U.N. High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, who accused the government of the Bolivarian Republic of killing nearly 7,000 people. | RELATED: | Norway: 'Spirit of Cooperation' at Venezuela Talks in Barbados | President Maduro slammed these allegations from Bachelet, pointing out that these unfounded accusations were harmful to Venezuela and its people. "The report presented by your Office to the Human Righ…
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Venezuela: 'Progress' Reported in Gov't-Opposition Talks as US Sanctions Counter-Intelligence Agency
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-12
The agenda of the talks has not been disclosed but the topic of elections is reportedly being left for last.
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Turkey Receives S-400 System Amid Sanctions Threat from US
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-12
Russia has completed its first delivery of their S-400 missile system to Turkey, making the latter the first NATO nation to receive this advanced weapon. | RELATED: | Russian-Made S-400 Air Defense System is En Route to Turkey | According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, the first parts of the Russian-made S-400 system were flown to an airbase near the capital city of Ankara. | The United States says the Russian military hardware is not compatible with NATO systems and that th…
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House Says Trump Can't Go to War With Iran Unless Congress Approves
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-07-12
Democrats in the House of Representatives on Friday passed an amendment that would sharply restrict President Donald Trump's ability to attack Iran without congressional authorization, attaching the language to an annual must-pass defense bill. | The measure, which was sponsored by California Democrat Ro Khanna and Florida Republican Matthew Gaetz, would prohibit the Pentagon from spending money on any military action against Iran unless Congress has declared war or passed a resolution authorizing the administration to use force. The bill contains an exception for emergency situations in which U.S. armed forces a…
theintercept.com/2019/07/12/trump-iran-v…

Donald Trump's Fake Isolationism
Charles Davis | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Donald Trump was never coy about how he'd Make America Great Again, abroad. He'd carpet-bomb the terrorists, kill their families, and maybe do a straight-up, throwback war for oil in Iraq. The manufactured crisis with Iran in 2019 follows from the erratic militarism suggested at every stop on the 2016 campaign trail, where Trump repeatedly…
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NIAC Applauds House for Pulling U.S. Back from the Brink of War with Iran via Khanna-Gaetz Amendment
commondreams.org | 2019-07-12
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OIL: The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis
Michael T. Klare | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
It's always the oil. While President Trump was hobnobbing with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G-20 summit in Japan, brushing off a recent U.N. report about the prince's role in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal …
globalresearch.ca/oil-the-missing-three-letter-word-in-the-iran-crisis/5683398

Noam Chomsky says 'there is not much time' to avert global catastrophe
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
In an interview published on 12 July, Noam Chomsky told Jacobin that "there is not much time" to avert global catastrophe. He also talked about Iran, Venezuela, and antisemitism allegations aimed at the UK Labour Party. | Climate crisis and the Green New Deal: | Most importantly, he attended to the issue of global climate crisis. On the subject of rising sea levels, he said: the ca…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/07/12/noam-chomsky-says-there-is-not-much-time-to-avert-global-catastrophe/

The missing three-letter word in the Iran crisis
Michael T. Klare | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-12
It's always the oil. While President Trump was hobnobbing with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G-20 summit in Japan, brushing off a recent U.N. report about the prince's role in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Asia and the Middle East, pleading with foreign leaders to support "Sentinel." The …
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Joint Statement: House Reins In Trump on Iran
commondreams.org | 2019-07-12
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Amazon forces Shakopee, Minn., warehouse workers to walk out again
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-12
SHAKOPEE, Minn.–Amazon is forcing its workers at its monster warehouse in Shakopee, Minn., to walk out again. The 1,500 workers, one-third of them migrants and refugees from Somalia and other nations of East Africa, plan to peacefully walk off the job for six hours on July 15. That's the first of the monster distributor and …
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Planetary emergency: Climate crisis and nuclear danger threaten humanity's existence
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-12
This is part 2 of the full main report, "Unity to save people and planet: For full equality, democracy, peace, and green socialism," to the 31st National Convention of the Communist Party USA held in Chicago, June 21-23. Other installments available here. The abbreviated oral presentation is available here. John Bachtell served as CPUSA national …
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Remnants of War
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-12
Intense fighting and hideous attacks battered Afghans throughout their country last week as negotiators in Qatar weighed the benefits and costs of a peace agreement that might stop the bloodshed. In Kabul at least 40 people, including one child, were killed in a complex Taliban attack. Dozens of children whose school was partially collapsed by …
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US Extradites Ex-Colombian Agriculture Minister for Corruption
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-12
The United States has extradited the Colombian ex-Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Andres Felipe Arias Leiva to his native country after a five-year legal battle over embezzlement charges. | RELATED: | UN Visits Colombia to Review Failing Peace Accord | The Colombian official arrived in El Dorado, Colombia at 8: 20 Friday morning to serve his 17-year prison sentence for corruption and embezzlement during his tenure in the previous decade. | Leiva was convicted for diverting fe…
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Palestine: US Relations Resume When D.C. Committs to Peace
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-12
The Palestinian Authority says diplomatic relations with the United States can be resumed on the condition that Washington is committed to the peace process in the region. | RELATED: | Israel's Apartheid Wall Stands 15 Years After UN Deemed it Illegal | Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesperson for the government, said in a Thursday statement that the Palestinians have never rejected any negotiations or initiatives for Palestinian-Israeli peace. | "Peace can only be established in accordanc…
telesurenglish.net/news/Palestine-US-Rel…

Venezuela Denounces OAS, Foreign Attempts to Sabotage Dialogue
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-12
Venezuela's ambassador before the U.N., Samuel Moncada, denounced the continuous harrassment from the United States and other countries that are trying to impede Venezuela from resolving its political situation through dialogue. | RELATED: | Maduro Pens Powerful Response to UN High Commissioner | Moncada said that since the failed coup attempt by the self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido, April 30 that the U.S. and its allies are more "desperate" to topple the Bolivarian governm…
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Political Agreement in Sudan Sets Stage for Interim Governing Council
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
What has been hailed as an historic pact between the Forces for Freedom Change (FFC) and the Transitional Military Council (TMC) in the Republic of Sudan, the two major entities vying for state power, has left out some important interests …
globalresearch.ca/political-agreement-sudan-sets-stage-interim-governing-council/5683383

The Guardian publishes, then censors Jewish open letter defending smeared pro-Corbyn Labour MP Chris Williamson
Ben Norton | mronline.org | 2019-07-12
Britain's leading newspaper The Guardian, which has relentlessly attacked Jeremy Corbyn and his leftist allies, published but then quickly removed an open letter signed by Noam Chomsky defending Labour MP Chris Williamson from "anti-Semitism" smears. | Source…
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An Unsurpassable Sterling Record of Stamina!
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
I've always been fascinated by stamina. Lou Gehrig was my boyhood hero, and not just because of his batting average, clutch hitting, and dignified comportment. From 1925 to 1939 he played 2,130 ballgames in a row, not missing one, despite injuries and illnesses. (It was the record until eclipsed by the Baltimore Oriole's formidable Cal…
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"The Globalization of War" and "The Globalization of Poverty" — Two Books by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
Special Price: $29.00 for two books!: | Click here to order! | The Globalization of War: America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky | America's hegemonic project in…
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Donald Trump, The Manchurian Candidate and The Russia Probe. The Rosenstein Comey Mueller Intrigue
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
Trump's Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was to organize the so-called Russia Probe pertaining to alleged Kremlin interference in the November 2016 elections. Rosenstein's first step consisted in the firing of FBI Director James Comey & appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the Russia Probe.
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Remnants of War
Kathy Kelly | commondreams.org | 2019-07-12
Martha, a granddaughter of the Catholic Worker Movement's founder Dorothy Day, is one of seven activists, the "King's Bay Plowshares 7", whose April 4, 2018 action was in accord with their deeply held beliefs that life is sacred, and must not be taken in war. (Photo: Kathy Kelly) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Colin Kaepernick, Ted Cruz, Frederick Douglass and the Meaning of Patriotism
Nicholas Buccola | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
"Ted Cruz schools Colin Kaepernick on 'context' of Frederick Douglass quote." So read a headline in the Washington Times last week. The story that followed was about a twitter exchange between the athlete-activist and the junior senator from Texas. On Independence Day, Mr. Kaepernick tweeted out a quotation from Douglass's famous…
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Evolution of a Medium
Tim Riley | truthdig.com | 2019-07-12
"I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution" | A book by Emily Nussbaum | Emily Nussbaum began writing her New Yorker TV column in 2011, surfing the medium's Great Transformation. Ten years ago, nobody streamed; today, fewer and fewer watch "live" television. In 2007, Netflix shipped its billionth DVD mailer, propping up the U.S. Postal Service; today its streaming proves harder to resist than even Amazon Prime. Like Netflix, Prime's brand now routinely pumps out original shows and movies. Oscar sweeps appear imminent. | By 2014, Ferguson's street protests, police brutality, and sexual harassment s…
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Skull of Death: Mass Media, Inauthentic Opposition, and Eco-Existential Reality in a Pre-Fascist Age of Appeasement
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair | Alongside and consistent with other privilege- and power-serving missions, so-called mainstream corporate media's role is to keep the populace focused as best it can on relatively trivial matters and diverted from the most urgent topics of our time. | Kamala Harris Wants to Kill Your Health Insurance | Two Sundays ago, in a fit of masochistic media research, I watched some cable news talking heads do their weekly news roundups. CNN had a panel of know-it-all neoliberals who reflected on the Democratic Party's first two presidential debates. Everyone agreed that Kamala Harris had…
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Earth Over the Brink
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Glacier National Park is drip, drip, dripping into a puddle. People and companies and governments are cutting down trees to burn them to save the planet from global warming, mixing the sacrificial trees with oh-so-clean coal, and in Detroit with tires, and in North Carolina with chicken shit. Others are hacking down old forests to…
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Defeating the Trump Administration's Racist, Republican-Rescuing Census Corruption
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
President Donald Trump, thanks to a congenital inability to stop running his mouth, may ultimately undermine his administration's effort to corrupt the integrity of the upcoming 2020 Census. His latest blurting out that the reason for his wanting to add a controversial question about citizenship status to the Census form is for "redistricting" could be…
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For the reasons that follow, that Country is currently not likely to be the United States
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-07-12
The largest delegation from outside Russia at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in early June came from China. | Source…
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Then CIA is Invoking Wikileaks to Push for the Expansion of a Cold War Era Secrecy Law
Kevin Gosztola | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-12
Three decades ago, the CIA mobilized to protect itself from radical acts of transparency, and now, with the internet and organizations like WikiLeaks, it hopes to be able to further isolate and criminalize those who challenge it.
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SPLC: Holiday recognizing early Ku Klux Klan leader an insult to Tennessee residents
SHREKKKLITR | splcenter.org | 2019-07-12
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed Saturday as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in his state, honoring a Confederate general who became the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, a terrorist organization that targets African Americans.
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'Failing' energy efficiency policy must be improved to meet net zero goals say MPs
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
The Government is presiding over a "failing policy" when it comes to making sure homes and offices are well insulated and energy efficient, MPs have warned. | Delivering energy efficiency in new and existing buildings needs to be addressed now if the UK is to have "any chance" of achieving its new legal target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, they said. | A report from the Business, Energy and Industrial Committee said the need to save energy in buildings to tackle climate change, end fuel poverty and reduce people's bills was well known. | But public investment in energy efficiency has shrunk, the rate a…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2019/07/12/failing-energy-efficiency-policy-must-be-improved-to-meet-net-zero-goals-say-mps/

Grayling ferry company bids for Hunt's proposed navy expansion
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
Because he needs to look tough, Jeremy Hunt is proposing that we expand the navy. Although, to be fair, this is a picture of him in Britain's last warship: | Jeremy Hunt has said the Royal Navy has been 'run down too much' t.co/JQgSW3VEVK | — The Telegraph (@Telegraph) July 12, 2019 | Could building more boats be a boon for British manufacturing? Probab…
thecanary.co/off-the-perch/2019/07/12/grayling-ferry-company-bids-for-hunts-proposed-navy-expansion/

The Flawed Food Dependency
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
"The most destructive object on the planet… is the human jawbone." (Food or War, Cambridge University Press, 2019) pg 177 Whether by sight, taste, touch, feel, or smell, it's only too obvious that "food" affects every aspect of life and is key to crucial life-supporting ecosystems. Day-in, day-out, every living thing needs food. Perchance, ecosystems…
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The Journalists Do The Shouting
Jason Hirthler | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
The loudest pro-war voices are nowhere near the fight It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever gets near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propaganda-tours. — George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia There seems to have been a distinct…
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Why Trump's Retreat on the Census Question Is a Warning–Not a Victory
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2019-07-12
Why Trump's Retreat on the Census Question Is a Warning–Not a Victory…
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While climate breakdown destroys one of the ocean's most important ecosystems, a new study shows there may be some hope
Glen Black | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
Back-to-back heatwaves in the central Indian Ocean killed more than two-thirds of corals in two years, a study has shown. But research by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) suggests some corals were more resilient to the high sea temperatures, which could provide hope for the important habitat as the planet warms. | Heatwave statistics: | Scientists studied reefs in the remote Chagos Archipelago of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT…
thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2019/07/12/while-climate-breakdown-destroys-one-of-the-oceans-most-important-ecosystems-a-new-study-shows-there-may-be-some-hope/

YouTube won't ban drill music videos, says UK boss
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
YouTube will not remove drill music videos from the platform because they "provide a place for those too often without a voice", the UK head of the site has said. | Ben McOwen Wilson said the Google-owned platform supports openness and a range of opinions being allowed online but that it must work with government and regulators to find a balance on removing content. | The allegedly 'controversial' form of rap music often includes references to real-life events including stabbings, and some have urged removal of such videos, warning that they could encourage further violence. | Writing in the Daily Telegraph, McOw…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2019/07/12/youtube-wont-ban-drill-music-videos-says-uk-boss/

Shaking Off Capitalism for Ecological Civilization
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Solon In early sixth century BCE Athens, a few rich landowners enslaved those of the rural people who could not pay back their debts. In fact, they went further. They started selling their fellow indebted Greeks to foreigners. Athens and rural Attica were on the verge of civil war. Cooler heads prevailed and powerful Athenian…
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Toward an Eco-Socialist Revolution
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
The most important political project of the modern era is an appropriately conceived and implemented eco-socialist Green New Deal. If done right, such a program would facilitate a transition away from the environmental and social pathologies of industrial capitalism to a world where people exist in symbiosis with the bounty of nature. If done wrong,…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/toward-an-ec…

The US Wants Sri Lanka to Become Its "Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier in South Asia"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
The US' interest in replacing the 1995 Status Of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with Sri Lanka stems from its desire to turn the island nation into its unsinkable aircraft carrier in South Asia and possibly even the base of a prospective …
globalresearch.ca/us-wants-sri-lanka-become-its-unsinkable-aircraft-carrier-south-asia/5683391

"Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad
Miko Peled | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
While Israel tries to portray a friendly face to the outside world, internally it is promoting racism and violence at levels that are more alarming than ever before. A course to prepare young high school students traveling overseas to be …
globalresearch.ca/go-forth-lie-israel-rolls-out-mandatory-course-students-travelling-abroad/5683371

India Doubles Down on Its Military Alliance with Israel
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
India's $100 million purchase of 1,000 Barak-8 medium-range surface-to-air missiles and an as-yet unknown number of anti-tank Spike missiles proves that the South Asian state is doubling down on its military alliance with "Israel" and giving its old partner Russia …
globalresearch.ca/india-doubles-down-its-military-alliance-israel/5683387

GBM Brain Tumor Cancer Rising. Impacts of RF Radiation from Wireless Devices?
Microwave News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
New government data, released in May by a member of the Danish Parliament, show a near doubling of this fatal brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, since the year 2000. You can see the trend by following the orange line in …
globalresearch.ca/gbm-brain-tumor-cancer-rising-impacts-of-rf-radiation-from-wireless-devices/5683395

The Young Cree Man from Saskatchewan. Without Truth There Is No Reconciliation: Two Colten Boushie Stories
Marjaleena Repo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
This important article was first published on GR in March 2018. | It seems there are two versions of the August 2016 death of Colten Boushie, the young Cree man from Saskatchewan. | The most repeated one is that he and …
globalresearch.ca/young-cree-man-from-saskatchewan-without-truth-there-no-reconciliation-two-colten-boushie-stories/5631849

Juggling with Kim and Moon: Donald Trump's Diplomatic Copy Book
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
Cue the shots, take the snaps: US President Donald Trump was back entertaining his fetish with firm handshakes proclaiming the making of history in the last round of discussions with Kim Jong-un. The press were, despite periodic attacks of …
globalresearch.ca/juggling-with-kim-and-moon-donald-trumps-diplomatic-copy-book/5683375

5G Threatens Weather Forecasting. Devastating Health Impacts
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
It comes as no surprise that the American public remains oblivious to a not-so-slight glitch in the 5G Race with China as the US strives to be the first, the best and most technologically advanced country in the world with …
globalresearch.ca/5g-threatens-weather-forecasting-devastating-health-impacts/5683373

'Hypersonic Missiles' Aren't Starting an Arms Race–Washington Is
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-07-12
The New York Times ascribes agency and responsibility to mysterious forces and inanimate missiles manipulating the US both in its headline–it's the missiles that are "starting a new global arms race," not the government–and in its claim that "the rush" to possess hypersonic missiles has "pushed the United States into an arms race with Russia and China."
fair.org/home/hypersonic-missiles-arent-…

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Applauds the House's Historic Vote to Repeal the 2002 Iraq Authorization for the Use of Military Force
commondreams.org | 2019-07-12
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Glenn Greenwald Becomes Focus of Brazil Press Freedom Debate
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-12
RIO DE JANEIRO–Several weeks after publishing explosive reports about a key member of Brazil's far-right government, U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald was called before a congressional committee to face hostile questions. | "Who should be judged, convicted and in prison is the journalist!" shouted congresswoman Katia Sastre, an ally of President Jair Bolsonaro. | And by some accounts that wasn't an empty threat: A conservative website reported that federal police had requested that financial regulators investigate Greenwald's finances. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and his Brazilian husband also say t…
truthdig.com/articles/glenn-greenwald-be…

Illegal Saudi attack on water facility in Yemen tied to Brighton arms factory
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
A 2018 UN Security Council report has shown that weapons components produced in a Brighton arms factory were involved in an unlawful Saudi attack on Yemen. | Report on Yemen: | The 329-page UN report is dated 26 January 2018 and signed by UN staffer Ahmed Himmiche. It includes an investigation into two bombings of a water facility in Ban al-Hareth District, Sana. | The first bombing occurred on 13 September 2016, when: military aircraft dropped four items of expl…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/07/12/illegal-saudi-attack-on-water-facility-in-yemen-tied-to-brighton-arms-factory/

Government given go-ahead to appeal against ruling on arms sales to Saudi Arabia
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
The Government has been given the go-ahead to appeal to the UK's highest court against a ruling that its decision to continue licensing military equipment for export to Saudi Arabia was unlawful. | Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), which brought the case against International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, hailed a landmark legal victory last month. | The group argues that the decision to continue to license military equipment for export to Saudi Arabia, which is leading a coalition of forces in the conflict in Yemen, was unlawful, as there was a clear risk that the arms might be used in a serious violation of inter…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/07/12/government-given-go-ahead-to-appeal-against-ruling-on-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia/

Chomsky on the "Limits" of Knowledge & Thought
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/chomsky-on-t…

Delisting Wolves and the Impending Wolf Slaughter
Michael Lukas | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
On July 15, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will close comments on its proposed rule to delist wolves from the endangered and threatened species lists. While this rule may seem to be just one of many attempts in a decade-long battle over grey wolf listing to eliminate protections for wolves and turn management over…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/delisting-wo…

How Real is the Trump Administration's New Flexibility with North Korea?
Gregory Elich | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Although widely derided by the Washington Establishment as an empty photo opportunity, the recent meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un at Panmunjom produced an agreement to resume working-level talks in the near future. According to the North Korean news agency KCNA, the two leaders discussed stumbling blocks in improving relations and easing…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/how-real-is-…

It's Raining Sand in Rayalaseema
P. Sainath | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
It's a classic Indian cinema fight-in-the-desert scene. Against the background of dunes and depressions with a tiny sprinkling of scrub vegetation, the hero rises from the burning sands of a barren wasteland to beat the bad guys to a pulp. Adding plenty of heat and dust to that already bestowed by nature, he brings the…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/its-raining-…

"Strategic Extremism": How Republicans and Establishment Democrats Use Identity Politics to Divide and Rule
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
As we know, both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are bought, sold, and paid for by big business. For that reason, both have a history of avoiding the issues that are common to Americans of all political persuasions. Addressing such issues would undermine the profits of big business. They include free healthcare, living…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/strategic-ex…

Too Horrible to Understand, Too Horrible to Ignore
Kathleen Wallace | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
The Lolita Express……"I'm not for impeachment. The green dream or whatever."…… "maybe toilet water is a step up….." As if it wasn't obvious before, surely now the commingling interests of the wealthy should be evident to anyone with even rudimentary brain stem function. Like our worsening climate situation, the fact that the wealthy are simply…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/too-horrible…

Pathologizing Kids, Pharma Style
Martha Rosenberg | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Millions of kids today are on meds for conduct disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, mixed manias, social phobia and, of course, ADHD. But according to data from IMS health in a Wall Street Journal article, just as many kids are being treated for non-psychiatric conditions that were often considered…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/pathologizin…

North America's Opioid Addiction Problem and the Institutional Machinery Keeping It Alive
Julian Vigo | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
I recently watched the 2017 documentary, Heroin(e), directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon which focuses upon three women–a fire chief, a judge, and a missionary–battling West Virginia's opioid epidemic. Set in Appalachia's Cabell County, this film examines the financial and real-life costs of reviving addicts in what very much seems to be an endless cycle of IV…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/north-americ…

Trump's Bluster Diplomacy
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
It was not very long ago that Donald Trump was calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Little Rocket Man" and threatening to rain "fire and fury" down on North Korea. In response, Kim called Trump a "dotard" and promised an equally fiery attack on the United States. But now, two summits, the exchange of…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/trumps-blust…

Lights of Liberty Vigil Remarks
Russell Rickford | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Many folks have said "this is not who we are." This is precisely who we are. American concentration camps are not new. Look at our criminal justice system, a leviathan devoted to criminalizing, degrading and discarding masses of black and brown people. American torture is not new. Rape. Ripping families apart. This country was founded…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/lights-of-li…

Restricted View: the British Legacy of Eugenics
Paul Tritschler | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Looking across London's eastern expanse from our staffroom window in the district of E10 — sounds like Eton if you say it fast enough — Sean the sociology lecturer had a sudden urge to blurt out with the crumbs of his Empire biscuit one of those so-called universal truths:…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/restricted-v…

The Electoral Circus as the End of Its Initial Phase Looms
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Democratic hopefuls will be back at it over two nights in Detroit later this month; more or less the same twenty candidates as in June, presumably again at ten a pop. The composition of the two groups will be determined later and, as before, left to chance. These debates — actually, joint public appearances –…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/the-electora…

Why states and cities should stop handing out billions in economic incentives to companies
Nathan Jensen | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-12
U.S. states and cities hand out tens of billions in taxpayer dollars every year to companies as economic incentives. These businesses are supposed to use the money, typically distributed through economic development programs, to open new facilities, create jobs and generate tax revenue. But all too often that's not what happens, as I've learned after doing research on the use …
nationofchange.org/2019/07/12/why-states…

Facebook fined around $5bn over privacy violations
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of about 5 billion dollars for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal has reported. | Facebook declined to comment on the story which said the 3-2 vote broke along party lines, with Republicans in support and Democrats in opposition to the fine. | The FTC report has been moved to the Justice Department for review, per the report. It is not clear how long it will take to finalise. | The fine would be the largest the FTC has levied on a technology company. | But it will not make much of a dent for Facebook, which had nearly 56 billion do…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2019/07/12/facebook-fined-around-5bn-over-privacy-violations/

FTC Reportedly Approves $5 Billion Settlement With Facebook
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-12
The record-setting fine for privacy violations wouldn't have much of an effect on the company with nearly $56 billion in revenue last year.
truthdig.com/articles/ftc-reportedly-app…

2019-07-12: News Headlines

Staff (2019-07-13). House Passes Bill to Halt US Support for Yemen War, UAE Withdraws Troops. therealnews.com The war in Yemen could end, if U.S. and United Arab Emirates' support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen is truly over. However, the House NDAA bill still faces a major hurdle in the Senate. If those who want US military involvement to end pressure Congress, it can be done, says CodePink's Medea Benjamin…

teleSUR (2019-07-12). ICE to Launch Nationwide Raids to Arrest Undocumented Migrants. telesurenglish.net The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will carry out raids onJuly 14th to detain undocumented migrants in ten large cities, an operation which is expected to be focused mainly on those having final deportation orders. | RELATED: | Migrants Protest Against Bribe Requests by Mexican Officials | These raids were expecte…

Staff (2019-07-12). Know Your Rights: How Immigrant Rights Activists Are Preparing for Looming ICE Deportation Raids. democracynow.org Immigrant communities across the country and their allies are preparing for nationwide raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned to begin Sunday that will target undocumented members of immigrant families in at least nine major cities. The cities where raids will take place are said to be Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. New Orleans had been on the list, but the city announced this weekend that ICE was temporarily postponing the raids due to Tropical Storm Barry. We speak with a roundtable of immigrants' rights activists: Adelina Nicholls, th…

Staff (2019-07-12). Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today's Migrant Crisis. democracynow.org Since the 2009 U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras, extreme poverty and violence has skyrocketed in the country, forcing tens of thousands of Hondurans to flee to the U.S. with the hope of receiving political asylum. We speak with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya in the capital of Tegucigalpa about the 10th anniversary of the coup in Honduras, U.S. intervention in Central America and its link to today's migration crisis.

Peter Koenig (2019-07-12). Iran vs. Spineless Europe. How far will US-western Threats Go? globalresearch.ca Iran announced the second step in reducing her commitment under the 2015 so-called Nuclear Deal, officially known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by exceeding the limit set by agreement of 3.67% uranium enrichment and 300 kg of …

Roger D. Harris (2019-07-12). The Glaring Holes in Michelle Bachelet's Venezuela Human Rights Report. mintpressnews.com UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's report on Venezuela echoes the US government's talking points, which are designed to terminate the two-decade-old Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. The report fails to acknowledge Venezuela's manifest accomplishments or even recognize victims of US-backed right-wing violence in Venezuela. The US economic war against Venezuela, US threats of a "military option," and opposition violence are treated in the Bachelet report as figments of the imagination, "alleged internal and external threats." | Mean…

teleSUR (2019-07-12). Maduro Pens Powerful Response to UN High Commissioner. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro penned on July 11th a powerful response to U.N. High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, who accused the government of the Bolivarian Republic of killing nearly 7,000 people. | RELATED: | Norway: 'Spirit of Cooperation' at Venezuela Talks in Barbados | President Maduro slammed these allegations from Bachelet, pointing out that these unfounded accusations were harmful to Venezuela and its people. "The report presented by your Office to the Human Righ…

teleSUR (2019-07-12). Turkey Receives S-400 System Amid Sanctions Threat from US. telesurenglish.net Russia has completed its first delivery of their S-400 missile system to Turkey, making the latter the first NATO nation to receive this advanced weapon. | RELATED: | Russian-Made S-400 Air Defense System is En Route to Turkey | According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, the first parts of the Russian-made S-400 system were flown to an airbase near the capital city of Ankara. | The United States says the Russian military hardware is not compatible with NATO systems and that th…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-12). Venezuela: 'Progress' Reported in Gov't-Opposition Talks as US Sanctions Counter-Intelligence Agency. venezuelanalysis.com The agenda of the talks has not been disclosed but the topic of elections is reportedly being left for last.

Michael T. Klare (2019-07-12). OIL: The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis. globalresearch.ca It's always the oil. While President Trump was hobnobbing with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G-20 summit in Japan, brushing off a recent U.N. report about the prince's role in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal …

John McEvoy (2019-07-12). Noam Chomsky says 'there is not much time' to avert global catastrophe. thecanary.co In an interview published on 12 July, Noam Chomsky told Jacobin that "there is not much time" to avert global catastrophe. He also talked about Iran, Venezuela, and antisemitism allegations aimed at the UK Labour Party. | Climate crisis and the Green New Deal: | Most importantly, he attended to the issue of global climate crisis. On the subject of rising sea levels, he said: the ca…

Charles Davis (2019-07-12). Donald Trump's Fake Isolationism. counterpunch.org Donald Trump was never coy about how he'd Make America Great Again, abroad. He'd carpet-bomb the terrorists, kill their families, and maybe do a straight-up, throwback war for oil in Iraq. The manufactured crisis with Iran in 2019 follows from the erratic militarism suggested at every stop on the 2016 campaign trail, where Trump repeatedly More

teleSUR -EF (2019-07-12). Palestine: US Relations Resume When D.C. Committs to Peace. telesurenglish.net The Palestinian Authority says diplomatic relations with the United States can be resumed on the condition that Washington is committed to the peace process in the region. | RELATED: | Israel's Apartheid Wall Stands 15 Years After UN Deemed it Illegal | Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesperson for the government, said in a Thursday statement that the Palestinians have never rejected any negotiations or initiatives for Palestinian-Israeli peace. | "Peace can only be established in accordanc…

teleSUR (2019-07-12). US Extradites Ex-Colombian Agriculture Minister for Corruption. telesurenglish.net The United States has extradited the Colombian ex-Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Andres Felipe Arias Leiva to his native country after a five-year legal battle over embezzlement charges. | RELATED: | UN Visits Colombia to Review Failing Peace Accord | The Colombian official arrived in El Dorado, Colombia at 8: 20 Friday morning to serve his 17-year prison sentence for corruption and embezzlement during his tenure in the previous decade. | Leiva was convicted for diverting fe…

teleSUR (2019-07-12). Venezuela Denounces OAS, Foreign Attempts to Sabotage Dialogue. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's ambassador before the U.N., Samuel Moncada, denounced the continuous harrassment from the United States and other countries that are trying to impede Venezuela from resolving its political situation through dialogue. | RELATED: | Maduro Pens Powerful Response to UN High Commissioner | Moncada said that since the failed coup attempt by the self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido, April 30 that the U.S. and its allies are more "desperate" to topple the Bolivarian governm…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2019-07-12). Political Agreement in Sudan Sets Stage for Interim Governing Council. globalresearch.ca What has been hailed as an historic pact between the Forces for Freedom Change (FFC) and the Transitional Military Council (TMC) in the Republic of Sudan, the two major entities vying for state power, has left out some important interests …

Robert Scheer (2019-07-12). The Media Is Complicit in Julian Assange's Torture. truthdig.com While it is rare that publishers themselves make headlines, reports about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange now probably outnumber articles based on the information he published. This is the extent to which the man behind some of the most shocking revelations about U.S. war crimes has come under public scrutiny. Despite the profound journalistic importance of the work Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning have done, the two hav…

Ralph Nader (2019-07-12). An Unsurpassable Sterling Record of Stamina! counterpunch.org I've always been fascinated by stamina. Lou Gehrig was my boyhood hero, and not just because of his batting average, clutch hitting, and dignified comportment. From 1925 to 1939 he played 2,130 ballgames in a row, not missing one, despite injuries and illnesses. (It was the record until eclipsed by the Baltimore Oriole's formidable Cal More

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-07-12). Donald Trump, The Manchurian Candidate and The Russia Probe. The Rosenstein Comey Mueller Intrigue. globalresearch.ca Trump's Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was to organize the so-called Russia Probe pertaining to alleged Kremlin interference in the November 2016 elections. Rosenstein's first step consisted in the firing of FBI Director James Comey & appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the Russia Probe.

Global Research (2019-07-12). "The Globalization of War" and "The Globalization of Poverty" — Two Books by Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca Special Price: $29.00 for two books!: | Click here to order! | The Globalization of War: America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky | America's hegemonic project in…

Gregory Elich (2019-07-12). How Real is the Trump Administration's New Flexibility with North Korea? counterpunch.org Although widely derided by the Washington Establishment as an empty photo opportunity, the recent meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un at Panmunjom produced an agreement to resume working-level talks in the near future. According to the North Korean news agency KCNA, the two leaders discussed stumbling blocks in improving relations and easing More

Robert Hunziker (2019-07-12). The Flawed Food Dependency. counterpunch.org "The most destructive object on the planet… is the human jawbone." (Food or War, Cambridge University Press, 2019) pg 177 Whether by sight, taste, touch, feel, or smell, it's only too obvious that "food" affects every aspect of life and is key to crucial life-supporting ecosystems. Day-in, day-out, every living thing needs food. Perchance, ecosystems More

Jason Hirthler (2019-07-12). The Journalists Do The Shouting. counterpunch.org The loudest pro-war voices are nowhere near the fight It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever gets near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propaganda-tours. — George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia There seems to have been a distinct More

Kevin Gosztola (2019-07-12). Then CIA is Invoking Wikileaks to Push for the Expansion of a Cold War Era Secrecy Law. mintpressnews.com Three decades ago, the CIA mobilized to protect itself from radical acts of transparency, and now, with the internet and organizations like WikiLeaks, it hopes to be able to further isolate and criminalize those who challenge it.

Joshua Cho (2019-07-12). 'Hypersonic Missiles' Aren't Starting an Arms Race—Washington Is. fair.org The New York Times ascribes agency and responsibility to mysterious forces and inanimate missiles manipulating the US both in its headline—it's the missiles that are "starting a new global arms race," not the government—and in its claim that "the rush" to possess hypersonic missiles has "pushed the United States into an arms race with Russia and China."

Teddy Ostrow (2019-07-12). For NYT, Inconvenient Facts Equal 'Russian-Style Disinformation'. fair.org by Teddy Ostrow School's out for summer, and corporate media are eager to enter their junior year of the Russiagate conspiracy, despite its utter obliteration by Robert Mueller in April. Perhaps some journalists have taken to heart the tips several Russiagate skeptics offered to the media via FAIR on how to avoid further erosion of their credibility, but the New York Times' …

Kathleen Wallace (2019-07-12). Too Horrible to Understand, Too Horrible to Ignore. counterpunch.org The Lolita Express……"I'm not for impeachment. The green dream or whatever."…… "maybe toilet water is a step up….." As if it wasn't obvious before, surely now the commingling interests of the wealthy should be evident to anyone with even rudimentary brain stem function. Like our worsening climate situation, the fact that the wealthy are simply More

Nicholas Buccola (2019-07-12). Colin Kaepernick, Ted Cruz, Frederick Douglass and the Meaning of Patriotism. counterpunch.org "Ted Cruz schools Colin Kaepernick on 'context' of Frederick Douglass quote." So read a headline in the Washington Times last week. The story that followed was about a twitter exchange between the athlete-activist and the junior senator from Texas. On Independence Day, Mr. Kaepernick tweeted out a quotation from Douglass's famous "What to the Slave is the More

P. Sainath (2019-07-12). It's Raining Sand in Rayalaseema. counterpunch.org It's a classic Indian cinema fight-in-the-desert scene. Against the background of dunes and depressions with a tiny sprinkling of scrub vegetation, the hero rises from the burning sands of a barren wasteland to beat the bad guys to a pulp. Adding plenty of heat and dust to that already bestowed by nature, he brings the More

Andrew Levine (2019-07-12). The Electoral Circus as the End of Its Initial Phase Looms. counterpunch.org Democratic hopefuls will be back at it over two nights in Detroit later this month; more or less the same twenty candidates as in June, presumably again at ten a pop. The composition of the two groups will be determined later and, as before, left to chance. These debates — actually, joint public appearances — More

T.J. Coles (2019-07-12). "Strategic Extremism": How Republicans and Establishment Democrats Use Identity Politics to Divide and Rule. counterpunch.org As we know, both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are bought, sold, and paid for by big business. For that reason, both have a history of avoiding the issues that are common to Americans of all political persuasions. Addressing such issues would undermine the profits of big business. They include free healthcare, living More

Tim Riley (2019-07-12). Evolution of a Medium. truthdig.com "I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution" | A book by Emily Nussbaum | Emily Nussbaum began writing her New Yorker TV column in 2011, surfing the medium's Great Transformation. Ten years ago, nobody streamed; today, fewer and fewer watch "live" television. In 2007, Netflix shipped its billionth DVD mailer, propping up the U.S. Postal Service; today its streaming proves harder to resist than even Amazon Prime. Like Netflix, Prime's brand now routinely pumps out original shows and movies. Oscar sweeps appear imminent. | By 2014, Ferguson's street protests, police brutality, and sexual harassment s…

John Feffer (2019-07-12). Trump's Bluster Diplomacy. counterpunch.org It was not very long ago that Donald Trump was calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Little Rocket Man" and threatening to rain "fire and fury" down on North Korea. In response, Kim called Trump a "dotard" and promised an equally fiery attack on the United States. But now, two summits, the exchange of More

John McEvoy (2019-07-12). Illegal Saudi attack on water facility in Yemen tied to Brighton arms factory. thecanary.co A 2018 UN Security Council report has shown that weapons components produced in a Brighton arms factory were involved in an unlawful Saudi attack on Yemen. | Report on Yemen: | The 329-page UN report is dated 26 January 2018 and signed by UN staffer Ahmed Himmiche. It includes an investigation into two bombings of a water facility in Ban al-Hareth District, Sana. | The first bombing occurred on 13 September 2016, when: military aircraft dropped four items of expl…

The Canary (2019-07-12). Government given go-ahead to appeal against ruling on arms sales to Saudi Arabia. thecanary.co The Government has been given the go-ahead to appeal to the UK's highest court against a ruling that its decision to continue licensing military equipment for export to Saudi Arabia was unlawful. | Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), which brought the case against International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, hailed a landmark legal victory last month. | The group argues that the decision to continue to license military equipment for export to Saudi Arabia, which is leading a coalition of forces in the conflict in Yemen, was unlawful, as there was a clear risk that the arms might be used in a serious violation of inter…

Miko Peled (2019-07-12). "Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad. globalresearch.ca While Israel tries to portray a friendly face to the outside world, internally it is promoting racism and violence at levels that are more alarming than ever before. A course to prepare young high school students traveling overseas to be …

Marjaleena Repo (2019-07-12). The Young Cree Man from Saskatchewan. Without Truth There Is No Reconciliation: Two Colten Boushie Stories. globalresearch.ca This important article was first published on GR in March 2018. | It seems there are two versions of the August 2016 death of Colten Boushie, the young Cree man from Saskatchewan. | The most repeated one is that he and …

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-12). The US Wants Sri Lanka to Become Its "Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier in South Asia" globalresearch.ca The US' interest in replacing the 1995 Status Of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with Sri Lanka stems from its desire to turn the island nation into its unsinkable aircraft carrier in South Asia and possibly even the base of a prospective …

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-12). India Doubles Down on Its Military Alliance with Israel. globalresearch.ca India's $100 million purchase of 1,000 Barak-8 medium-range surface-to-air missiles and an as-yet unknown number of anti-tank Spike missiles proves that the South Asian state is doubling down on its military alliance with "Israel" and giving its old partner Russia …

Microwave News (2019-07-12). GBM Brain Tumor Cancer Rising. Impacts of RF Radiation from Wireless Devices? globalresearch.ca New government data, released in May by a member of the Danish Parliament, show a near doubling of this fatal brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, since the year 2000. You can see the trend by following the orange line in …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-12). Juggling with Kim and Moon: Donald Trump's Diplomatic Copy Book. globalresearch.ca Cue the shots, take the snaps: US President Donald Trump was back entertaining his fetish with firm handshakes proclaiming the making of history in the last round of discussions with Kim Jong-un. The press were, despite periodic attacks of …

Renee Parsons (2019-07-12). 5G Threatens Weather Forecasting. Devastating Health Impacts. globalresearch.ca It comes as no surprise that the American public remains oblivious to a not-so-slight glitch in the 5G Race with China as the US strives to be the first, the best and most technologically advanced country in the world with …

The Canary (2019-07-12). YouTube won't ban drill music videos, says UK boss. thecanary.co YouTube will not remove drill music videos from the platform because they "provide a place for those too often without a voice", the UK head of the site has said. | Ben McOwen Wilson said the Google-owned platform supports openness and a range of opinions being allowed online but that it must work with government and regulators to find a balance on removing content. | The allegedly 'controversial' form of rap music often includes references to real-life events including stabbings, and some have urged removal of such videos, warning that they could encourage further violence. | Writing in the Daily Telegraph, McOw…

Elie Mystal (2019-07-12). Why Trump's Retreat on the Census Question Is a Warning—Not a Victory. thenation.com Why Trump's Retreat on the Census Question Is a Warning—Not a Victory…

The Canary (2019-07-12). 'Failing' energy efficiency policy must be improved to meet net zero goals say MPs. thecanary.co The Government is presiding over a "failing policy" when it comes to making sure homes and offices are well insulated and energy efficient, MPs have warned. | Delivering energy efficiency in new and existing buildings needs to be addressed now if the UK is to have "any chance" of achieving its new legal target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, they said. | A report from the Business, Energy and Industrial Committee said the need to save energy in buildings to tackle climate change, end fuel poverty and reduce people's bills was well known. | But public investment in energy efficiency has shrunk, the rate a…

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2019-07-12). Shaking Off Capitalism for Ecological Civilization. counterpunch.org Solon In early sixth century BCE Athens, a few rich landowners enslaved those of the rural people who could not pay back their debts. In fact, they went further. They started selling their fellow indebted Greeks to foreigners. Athens and rural Attica were on the verge of civil war. Cooler heads prevailed and powerful Athenian More

Glen Black (2019-07-12). While climate breakdown destroys one of the ocean's most important ecosystems, a new study shows there may be some hope. thecanary.co Back-to-back heatwaves in the central Indian Ocean killed more than two-thirds of corals in two years, a study has shown. But research by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) suggests some corals were more resilient to the high sea temperatures, which could provide hope for the important habitat as the planet warms. | Heatwave statistics: | Scientists studied reefs in the remote Chagos Archipelago of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT…

Staff (2019-07-12). FTC Reportedly Approves $5 Billion Settlement With Facebook. truthdig.com The record-setting fine for privacy violations wouldn't have much of an effect on the company with nearly $56 billion in revenue last year.

The Canary (2019-07-12). Facebook fined around $5bn over privacy violations. thecanary.co The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of about 5 billion dollars for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal has reported. | Facebook declined to comment on the story which said the 3-2 vote broke along party lines, with Republicans in support and Democrats in opposition to the fine. | The FTC report has been moved to the Justice Department for review, per the report. It is not clear how long it will take to finalise. | The fine would be the largest the FTC has levied on a technology company. | But it will not make much of a dent for Facebook, which had nearly 56 billion do…

SHREKKKLITR (2019-07-12). SPLC: Holiday recognizing early Ku Klux Klan leader an insult to Tennessee residents. splcenter.org Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed Saturday as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in his state, honoring a Confederate general who became the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, a terrorist organization that targets African Americans.

Julian Vigo (2019-07-12). North America's Opioid Addiction Problem and the Institutional Machinery Keeping It Alive. counterpunch.org I recently watched the 2017 documentary, Heroin(e), directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon which focuses upon three women—a fire chief, a judge, and a missionary—battling West Virginia's opioid epidemic. Set in Appalachia's Cabell County, this film examines the financial and real-life costs of reviving addicts in what very much seems to be an endless cycle of IV More

Paul Tritschler (2019-07-12). Restricted View: the British Legacy of Eugenics. counterpunch.org Looking across London's eastern expanse from our staffroom window in the district of E10 — sounds like Eton if you say it fast enough — Sean the sociology lecturer had a sudden urge to blurt out with the crumbs of his Empire biscuit one of those so-called universal truths: "Schooldays were the best days of More

Stansfield Smith (2019-07-12). Bernie Sanders' Present Fight against Corporate Rule vs. the Bernie of 1989. counterpunch.org Recently, former leader of the self-destructed faux left group, the International Socialist Organization, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, was giddy hailing Bernie Sanders and his reform-the-Democratic-Party bandwagon. She alleges "Sanders linked the possibility of ending capitalist oligarchy to a "political revolution" that calls on the many to stand up to the few." She claims Sanders calls for "a complete More

Martha Rosenberg (2019-07-12). Pathologizing Kids, Pharma Style. counterpunch.org Millions of kids today are on meds for conduct disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, mixed manias, social phobia and, of course, ADHD. But according to data from IMS health in a Wall Street Journal article, just as many kids are being treated for non-psychiatric conditions that were often considered More

Michael Lukas (2019-07-12). Delisting Wolves and the Impending Wolf Slaughter. counterpunch.org On July 15, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will close comments on its proposed rule to delist wolves from the endangered and threatened species lists. While this rule may seem to be just one of many attempts in a decade-long battle over grey wolf listing to eliminate protections for wolves and turn management over More

Russell Rickford (2019-07-12). Lights of Liberty Vigal Remarks. counterpunch.org Many folks have said "this is not who we are." This is precisely who we are. American concentration camps are not new. Look at our criminal justice system, a leviathan devoted to criminalizing, degrading and discarding masses of black and brown people. American torture is not new. Rape. Ripping families apart. This country was founded More

Russell Rickford (2019-07-12). Lights of Liberty Vigil Remarks. counterpunch.org Many folks have said "this is not who we are." This is precisely who we are. American concentration camps are not new. Look at our criminal justice system, a leviathan devoted to criminalizing, degrading and discarding masses of black and brown people. American torture is not new. Rape. Ripping families apart. This country was founded More

Staff (2019-07-12). Glenn Greenwald Becomes Focus of Brazil Press Freedom Debate. truthdig.com RIO DE JANEIRO—Several weeks after publishing explosive reports about a key member of Brazil's far-right government, U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald was called before a congressional committee to face hostile questions. | "Who should be judged, convicted and in prison is the journalist!" shouted congresswoman Katia Sastre, an ally of President Jair Bolsonaro. | And by some accounts that wasn't an empty threat: A conservative website reported that federal police had requested that financial regulators investigate Greenwald's finances. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and his Brazilian husband also say t…

Staff (2019-07-12). Know Your Rights: Immigration Activists Prepare for Looming ICE Raids. truthout.org Immigrant communities across the country and their allies are preparing for nationwide raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned to begin Sunday that will target undocumented members of immigrant families in at least nine major cities. The cities where raids will take place are said to be Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. New Orleans had been on the list, but the city announced this weekend that ICE was temporarily postponing the raids due to Tropical Storm Barry. We speak with a roundtable of immigrants' rights activists: Adelina Nicholls,…

Judy Greenspan (2019-07-12). Stop the Deportations! US Hands off Iran and Venezuela! National Day of Protest. indybay.org Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland…

RT (2019-07-12). Republicans & Democrats agree: No war on Iran (without Congress at least). rt.com The House of Representatives has adopted the 2020 military spending bill, but with an amendment that blocks war on Iran without congressional approval — backed by President Donald Trump's outspoken critics and supporters alike.

RT (2019-07-12). Most US vets think Middle East regime change wars weren't worth fighting, survey finds. rt.com US veterans are just as war-weary as the general public, according to a recent poll which found nearly two-thirds believe the war in Iraq "was not worth fighting" and more than half think the same about Afghanistan and Syria.

Whitney Webb (2019-07-12). The Untold Story of Christian Zionism's Rise to Power in the United States. mintpressnews.com Well before Theodore Herzl founded political Zionism and published The Jewish State, Christian Zionists in the United States and England were already seeking to direct and influence the foreign policy of both nations in service to a religious obsession end times prophecy…

Staff (2019-07-12). Trump Gives Up Citizenship Question But Doubles Down on Terrorizing Immigrants. truthout.org On July 11, President Trump gave up his fight to ask people about their citizenship on the 2020 census. | The question, which the administration has been trying to add to the census since 2017, would have resulted in a significant undercount by dissuading people in households with undocumented residents from responding to the census. An estimated 6.5 million people could be uncounted if the question were included, according to the Census Bureau. | The census is used to calculate…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-07-12). Socialist Analysis & Discussion "The War on Immigrants & the Fight Back Movement" indybay.org 2969 Mission St. near 26th St.

RT (2019-07-12). Biden mocked for saying he respects 'no borders and cannot be contained by any walls' (VIDEO). rt.com Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden made some peculiar pronouncements about borders and walls in a speech on Thursday that was roundly mocked afterwards online.

Staff (2019-07-12). Amazon in Danger of Total Destruction Under Brazil's Right-Wing President Bolsonaro. therealnews.com If another 20 percent of the Amazon rainforest is destroyed, it could start a vicious cycle of self-destruction, unleashing enormous amounts of CO2 and massively impacting regional and global climate, says Alexander Zaitchik…

RT (2019-07-12). US regulator whacks Facebook with largest-ever $5bn fine over privacy violations. rt.com Facebook will pay $5 billion and submit to "government restrictions" on its treatment of users' private data under the terms of the largest-ever Federal Trade Commission settlement imposed for privacy violations, sources said.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-07-12). Roaming Charges: Pâté Politics in the Time of Trump and Pelosi. counterpunch.org + Why do we need Democrats? In order to help Republicans enact measures they can't pass on their own. + Two figures stand out larger than any others in the transformation of the Democratic Party from the eroded remnants of FDR-style liberalism to Thatcher-style neoliberalism: Bill Clinton and Joe Biden. Of the two, Biden played More

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-07-12). Roaming Charges: Pâté Politics in the Time of Trump and Pelosi. counterpunch.org As a senator from Delaware, Joe Biden's entire political career has been underwritten by the DuPont Family & its enterprise, once the world's largest chemical company. For the political, martial & environmental implications of this toxic relationship, I strongly recommend Gerard Colby's book Behind the Nylon Curtain: the DuPont Dynasty. More

Dayton Andrews (2019-07-12). Resist US Imperialism: Close the Camps, No War With Iran. indybay.org The SF Federal Building, 90 7th st SF CA, 94103 | We will meet on Seventh street, right in front of the main entrance.

Staff (2019-07-12). Resisting the Wall Industry, From Mexico to Palestine. truthout.org The latest judicial rebuke of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall arrived just in time for July 4, when a federal appeals court again blocked the administration from diverting $2.5 billion in military funds toward the wall. But as history shows, court orders aren't always effective in halting construction or expansion of walls that "divide neighborhoods, worsen dangerous flooding, [and] destroy lands and wildlife," as the Sierra Club explained in a statement following the court's June preliminary injunction. | As part of Grassroots International's work defending the human right to land, water, and fo…

Staff (2019-07-12). De Zayas: UN Human Rights Council's Report on Venezuela is 'Unbalanced' (1/2). therealnews.com Former lawyer for the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Alfred de Zayas, says that High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet's report on human rights in Venezuela mostly ignores the severity and responsibility of US sanctions against Venezuela…

RT (2019-07-12). Pentagon can proceed with $10bn 'war cloud' contract, judge rules. rt.com The US Department of Defense can go ahead with plans to award a multi-billion dollar contract to revamp its data storage system, a federal judge has ruled, rejecting a legal challenge claiming a conflict of interest.

The Canary (2019-07-12). Suspending Parliament for no-deal Brexit will provoke crisis — Hammond. thecanary.co Chancellor Philip Hammond has predicted a "constitutional crisis" if the next prime minister suspends Parliament to try and push through a no-deal Brexit.In a thinly veiled warning to frontrunner for the Tory crown, Boris Johnson, the Chancellor said he would back legal moves suggested by ex-prime minister Sir John Major to challenge any prorogation of Parliament in the courts.Hammond told Bloomberg: "If anybody were to attempt to shut down Parliament in order to carry out a course of action which Parliament is known to oppose, that would be very serious indeed."That would provoke a constitutional crisis."And, if…

RT (2019-07-12). 'They can't stop all of us!' 350k+ people volunteer to storm Area 51 to 'see them aliens'. rt.com Nearly 400,000 alien-hunters are plotting an early-morning mass invasion of top-secret Nevada military site Area 51, hoping to overwhelm security by force of sheer numbers… at least, that's what their Facebook event page says.

mike Rhodes (2019-07-12). Fresno's Radical Past. indybay.org This is an article about the 50 Years of Resistance event held on June 22, 2019 in Fresno. We brought together Anti-War and Draft Resistance activists who were active in Fresno 50 years ago. The photo below shows this young woman being arrested at an antiwar protest at Fresno State, probably on May 23, 1970. This photo is from the Special Collections department at Fresno State.

Hatewatch Staff (2019-07-12). Record of Suspect in Anti-LGBTQ Beating Reveals Previous Hate, Criminal Activity. splcenter.org Julian Austin Calfy, a suspect in the beating of a gay man, served five years of a 16-year sentence for terroristic threatening and criminal possession of explosive material, Hatewatch has learned.

Urs P. Gascha (2019-07-12). Venezuela and International Law. indybay.org International law professors explain a US military incursion in Venezuela would violate the UN Charter. "All nations must desist from any threat or use of force in their international relations. The media and governments denounce violations of international law very selectively. International norms promote peaceful coexistence, not the right of the stronger.

Party for Socialism and Liberation, Sonoma (2019-07-12). Reading Between The Headlines: Stop The War on Immigrants! indybay.org A'roma Roasters Coffee | 95 5th Street | Santa Rosa…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-07-12). Socialist Analysis & Discussion on U.S. War Threats Against Iran. indybay.org San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St.

Rob Urie (2019-07-12). Toward an Eco-Socialist Revolution. counterpunch.org The most important political project of the modern era is an appropriately conceived and implemented eco-socialist Green New Deal. If done right, such a program would facilitate a transition away from the environmental and social pathologies of industrial capitalism to a world where people exist in symbiosis with the bounty of nature. If done wrong, More

David Swanson (2019-07-12). Earth Over the Brink. counterpunch.org Glacier National Park is drip, drip, dripping into a puddle. People and companies and governments are cutting down trees to burn them to save the planet from global warming, mixing the sacrificial trees with oh-so-clean coal, and in Detroit with tires, and in North Carolina with chicken shit. Others are hacking down old forests to More

CP Editor (2019-07-12). Chomsky on the "Limits" of Knowledge & Thought. counterpunch.org

Dave Lindorff (2019-07-12). Defeating the Trump Administration's Racist, Republican-Rescuing Census Corruption. counterpunch.org President Donald Trump, thanks to a congenital inability to stop running his mouth, may ultimately undermine his administration's effort to corrupt the integrity of the upcoming 2020 Census. His latest blurting out that the reason for his wanting to add a controversial question about citizenship status to the Census form is for "redistricting" could be More

Paul Street (2019-07-12). Skull of Death: Mass Media, Inauthentic Opposition, and Eco-Existential Reality in a Pre-Fascist Age of Appeasement. counterpunch.org Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair | Alongside and consistent with other privilege- and power-serving missions, so-called mainstream corporate media's role is to keep the populace focused as best it can on relatively trivial matters and diverted from the most urgent topics of our time. | Kamala Harris Wants to Kill Your Health Insurance | Two Sundays ago, in a fit of masochistic media research, I watched some cable news talking heads do their weekly news roundups. CNN had a panel of know-it-all neoliberals who reflected on the Democratic Party's first two presidential debates. Everyone agreed that Kamala Harris had…

Al Neal (2019-07-11). "We're all human beings": On the border in Nogales, Ariz. peoplesworld.org In the coming weeks, People's World correspondent Al Neal will be reporting from sites all along the U.S.-Mexico border. In his dispatches, you will get a view of the towns and people caught up in Trump's "border crisis." You will see the women, men, and children impacted by the administration's immigration policies as well as …

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez (2019-07-11). The inhumane treatment of migrants is not new. It's a key part of a decades-old bipartisan policy. nationofchange.org More than a week after lawmakers flocked to the U.S.-Mexico border to observe the horrible treatment of refugee children and families in immigration jails, reports of unsafe and unsanitary conditions for asylum seekers are continuing. In Clint, Texas, the Border Patrol station that garnered international attention for jailing hundreds of migrant children without access to …

Staff (2019-07-11). "Unconscionable & Unacceptable": Rep. Barragán Decries Detention of Migrant Children in Prison Cells. democracynow.org Yazmin Juárez, the Guatemalan mother whose child died from a lung infection after being held in an ICE detention center, testified before members of a congressional panel Wednesday. She shared the story of her daughter, 19-month-old Mariee, who died last year shortly after being released from the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas. Juárez filed a $60 million lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Patrol and the Department of Health and Human Services. The House subcommittee convened to examine the treatment of refugees in U.S.

splcenter (2019-07-11). Manuel Duran, journalist who reported on ICE, freed from detention. splcenter.org Manuel Duran, an investigative journalist who was detained after reporting on the collusion between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local law enforcement in Memphis, Tennessee, was released today from ICE detention and will be reunited with his fiancée.

South Front (2019-07-11). Video: Prospects of War in the Persian Gulf Region. globalresearch.ca Since Donald Trump has been in office, Iran and the United States have faced the worst crisis in their relations since the fall of the pro-American Shah regime in 1979. The situation escalated in early May, when US sanctions came …

teleSUR (2019-07-11). US Trade War With France?>. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, The U.S. denounced France for proposing measures to stop tax dodging by big tech firms, many of whom are U.S.-based. The move follows the Trump administration's keenness for applying aggressive economic pressure, even against their own allies. | RELATED: | New Sanctions Mean 'Permanent Closure of Path to Diplomacy': Iran | The French parliament will vote friday on a bill that hopes to crack down on big tech companies that pay little or no tax to the countries they…

Bryan Wall (2019-07-11). Left-wing Israeli activist suffers knife attack due to pro-Palestine views. thecanary.co A left-wing Israeli activist has been injured in a knife attack. Jonathan Pollak, a longtime pro-Palestine and Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions ( BDS) activist, was attacked by two people who called him a "leftist asshole". A right-wing Israeli group had previously targeted him for his support of Palestinian rights. | The attack: | In an interview, Polla…

Branko Marcetic (2019-07-11). Joe Biden Didn't Just Vote for the 2003 Iraq Invasion—He Helped Lead the March to War. globalresearch.ca As the Trump administration's saber-rattling toward Iran threatens another disastrous war in the Middle East, foreign policy has gained newfound focus in the 2020 presidential race. And former Vice President Joe Biden's 2002 vote in favor of the Iraq …

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-07-11). Iran Declares War on the USA's Covert Influence in Iraq. globalresearch.ca When US officials visited Baghdad and met with the Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, they had two requests: first, to close all commerce and financial exchanges with Iran to strangle the Iranian economy and bring it to its knees. …

Roxane Farmanfarmaian (2019-07-11). Can Iran's Shrewd Diplomacy Avert War With Washington? thenation.com Can Iran's Shrewd Diplomacy Avert War With Washington?

teleSUR (2019-07-11). Iran's Army Flatly Rejects US Claims on Threatening UK Ships. telesurenglish.net Iran's Revolutionary Guard has dismissed claims by the U.S. that they threatened two U.K. vessels in the Persian Gulf, with Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif saying such claims are an attempt by the U.S. to escalate tensions in the region. | RELATED: | Iran Not Looking for War with US: Rouhani | On Thursday, two British ships, Bitish Heritage and HMS Montrose passed through the Strait of Hormuz. However, as Washington's threats of war on Iran increase, two anonymous U.S. officials told Reuters tha…

Ruth Milka (2019-07-11). 'We will overcome their greed': Bernie Sanders releases anti-endorsement list. nationofchange.org Bernie Sanders is going on the offensive against the Wall Street Bankers and various members of the 1% that have viciously opposed his candidacy by releasing an anti-endorsement list. | "We can propose all the ideas and plans we want, but nothing will fundamentally change until we have the guts to take on the most powerful corporate interests in America," says Sanders in an introduction to the list. "That is why I am proud to announce the modern-day oligarchs who oppose our movement." | Sanders' list includes the following: | Billionaire Haim Saban, who called for the bombing of Iran in 2014 and criticizes any…

Mazda Majidi (2019-07-11). Irán sale del acuerdo nuclear: ødebería preocuparse el mundo? liberationnews.org Desde principios de julio, el presidente iraní Hassan Rouhani y otros funcionarios han estado anunciando la intención de Irán de ir más allá de las restricciones establecidas por el Plan de Acción Integral Conjunto (JCPOA por sus siglas en inglés).

Michael T. Klare (2019-07-11). Oil Is Driving the Iran Crisis. thenation.com Oil Is Driving the Iran Crisis…

2019-07-12: Social Media Postees

House Passes Bill to Halt US Support for Yemen War, UAE Withdraws Troops
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-13
The war in Yemen could end, if U.S. and United Arab Emirates' support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen is truly over. However, the House NDAA bill still faces a major hurdle in the Senate. If those who want US military involvement to end pressure Congress, it can be done, says CodePink's Medea Benjamin…
therealnews.com/stories/house-passes-bil…

ICE to Launch Nationwide Raids to Arrest Undocumented Migrants
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-12
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will carry out raids onJuly 14th to detain undocumented migrants in ten large cities, an operation which is expected to be focused mainly on those having final deportation orders. | RELATED: | Migrants Protest Against Bribe Requests by Mexican Officials | These raids were expecte…
telesurenglish.net/news/ICE-to-Launch-Na…

Know Your Rights: How Immigrant Rights Activists Are Preparing for Looming ICE Deportation Raids
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-12
Immigrant communities across the country and their allies are preparing for nationwide raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned to begin Sunday that will target undocumented members of immigrant families in at least nine major cities. The cities where raids will take place are said to be Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. New Orleans had been on the list, but the city announced this weekend that ICE was temporarily postponing the raids due to Tropical Storm Barry. We speak with a roundtable of immigrants' rights activists: Adelina Nicholls, th…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/12/trump_ice…

Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today's Migrant Crisis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-12
Since the 2009 U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras, extreme poverty and violence has skyrocketed in the country, forcing tens of thousands of Hondurans to flee to the U.S. with the hope of receiving political asylum. We speak with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya in the capital of Tegucigalpa about the 10th anniversary of the coup in Honduras, U.S. intervention in Central America and its link to today's migration crisis.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/12/manuel_ze…

Iran vs. Spineless Europe. How far will US-western Threats Go?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
Iran announced the second step in reducing her commitment under the 2015 so-called Nuclear Deal, officially known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by exceeding the limit set by agreement of 3.67% uranium enrichment and 300 kg of …
globalresearch.ca/iran-vs-spineless-europe-how-far-will-us-western-threats-go/5683369

The Glaring Holes in Michelle Bachelet's Venezuela Human Rights Report
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-12
UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's report on Venezuela echoes the US government's talking points, which are designed to terminate the two-decade-old Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. The report fails to acknowledge Venezuela's manifest accomplishments or even recognize victims of US-backed right-wing violence in Venezuela. The US economic war against Venezuela, US threats of a "military option," and opposition violence are treated in the Bachelet report as figments of the imagination, "alleged internal and external threats." | Mean…
mintpressnews.com/glaring-holes-michelle…

Maduro Pens Powerful Response to UN High Commissioner
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-12
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro penned on July 11th a powerful response to U.N. High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, who accused the government of the Bolivarian Republic of killing nearly 7,000 people. | RELATED: | Norway: 'Spirit of Cooperation' at Venezuela Talks in Barbados | President Maduro slammed these allegations from Bachelet, pointing out that these unfounded accusations were harmful to Venezuela and its people. "The report presented by your Office to the Human Righ…
telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Pens-Powe…

Turkey Receives S-400 System Amid Sanctions Threat from US
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-12
Russia has completed its first delivery of their S-400 missile system to Turkey, making the latter the first NATO nation to receive this advanced weapon. | RELATED: | Russian-Made S-400 Air Defense System is En Route to Turkey | According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, the first parts of the Russian-made S-400 system were flown to an airbase near the capital city of Ankara. | The United States says the Russian military hardware is not compatible with NATO systems and that th…
telesurenglish.net/news/Turkey-Receives-…

Venezuela: 'Progress' Reported in Gov't-Opposition Talks as US Sanctions Counter-Intelligence Agency
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-12
The agenda of the talks has not been disclosed but the topic of elections is reportedly being left for last.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14584

OIL: The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis
Michael T. Klare | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
It's always the oil. While President Trump was hobnobbing with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G-20 summit in Japan, brushing off a recent U.N. report about the prince's role in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal …
globalresearch.ca/oil-the-missing-three-letter-word-in-the-iran-crisis/5683398

Donald Trump's Fake Isolationism
Charles Davis | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Donald Trump was never coy about how he'd Make America Great Again, abroad. He'd carpet-bomb the terrorists, kill their families, and maybe do a straight-up, throwback war for oil in Iraq. The manufactured crisis with Iran in 2019 follows from the erratic militarism suggested at every stop on the 2016 campaign trail, where Trump repeatedly…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/donald-trump…

Noam Chomsky says 'there is not much time' to avert global catastrophe
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
In an interview published on 12 July, Noam Chomsky told Jacobin that "there is not much time" to avert global catastrophe. He also talked about Iran, Venezuela, and antisemitism allegations aimed at the UK Labour Party. | Climate crisis and the Green New Deal: | Most importantly, he attended to the issue of global climate crisis. On the subject of rising sea levels, he said: the ca…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/07/12/noam-chomsky-says-there-is-not-much-time-to-avert-global-catastrophe/

US Extradites Ex-Colombian Agriculture Minister for Corruption
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-12
The United States has extradited the Colombian ex-Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Andres Felipe Arias Leiva to his native country after a five-year legal battle over embezzlement charges. | RELATED: | UN Visits Colombia to Review Failing Peace Accord | The Colombian official arrived in El Dorado, Colombia at 8: 20 Friday morning to serve his 17-year prison sentence for corruption and embezzlement during his tenure in the previous decade. | Leiva was convicted for diverting fe…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Extradites-Ex…

Palestine: US Relations Resume When D.C. Committs to Peace
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-12
The Palestinian Authority says diplomatic relations with the United States can be resumed on the condition that Washington is committed to the peace process in the region. | RELATED: | Israel's Apartheid Wall Stands 15 Years After UN Deemed it Illegal | Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesperson for the government, said in a Thursday statement that the Palestinians have never rejected any negotiations or initiatives for Palestinian-Israeli peace. | "Peace can only be established in accordanc…
telesurenglish.net/news/Palestine-US-Rel…

Venezuela Denounces OAS, Foreign Attempts to Sabotage Dialogue
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-12
Venezuela's ambassador before the U.N., Samuel Moncada, denounced the continuous harrassment from the United States and other countries that are trying to impede Venezuela from resolving its political situation through dialogue. | RELATED: | Maduro Pens Powerful Response to UN High Commissioner | Moncada said that since the failed coup attempt by the self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido, April 30 that the U.S. and its allies are more "desperate" to topple the Bolivarian governm…
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Political Agreement in Sudan Sets Stage for Interim Governing Council
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
What has been hailed as an historic pact between the Forces for Freedom Change (FFC) and the Transitional Military Council (TMC) in the Republic of Sudan, the two major entities vying for state power, has left out some important interests …
globalresearch.ca/political-agreement-sudan-sets-stage-interim-governing-council/5683383

The Media Is Complicit in Julian Assange's Torture
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2019-07-12
While it is rare that publishers themselves make headlines, reports about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange now probably outnumber articles based on the information he published. This is the extent to which the man behind some of the most shocking revelations about U.S. war crimes has come under public scrutiny. Despite the profound journalistic importance of the work Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning have done, the two hav…
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An Unsurpassable Sterling Record of Stamina!
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
I've always been fascinated by stamina. Lou Gehrig was my boyhood hero, and not just because of his batting average, clutch hitting, and dignified comportment. From 1925 to 1939 he played 2,130 ballgames in a row, not missing one, despite injuries and illnesses. (It was the record until eclipsed by the Baltimore Oriole's formidable Cal…
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"The Globalization of War" and "The Globalization of Poverty" — Two Books by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
Special Price: $29.00 for two books!: | Click here to order! | The Globalization of War: America's "Long War" against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky | America's hegemonic project in…
globalresearch.ca/the-globalization-of-war-globalization-of-poverty-two-books-by-michel-chossudovsky/5436244

Donald Trump, The Manchurian Candidate and The Russia Probe. The Rosenstein Comey Mueller Intrigue
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
Trump's Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was to organize the so-called Russia Probe pertaining to alleged Kremlin interference in the November 2016 elections. Rosenstein's first step consisted in the firing of FBI Director James Comey & appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the Russia Probe.
globalresearch.ca/donald-trump-the-manchurian-candidate-and-the-russia-probe-rod-rosenstein-james-comey-and-robert-mueller/5655073

Evolution of a Medium
Tim Riley | truthdig.com | 2019-07-12
"I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution" | A book by Emily Nussbaum | Emily Nussbaum began writing her New Yorker TV column in 2011, surfing the medium's Great Transformation. Ten years ago, nobody streamed; today, fewer and fewer watch "live" television. In 2007, Netflix shipped its billionth DVD mailer, propping up the U.S. Postal Service; today its streaming proves harder to resist than even Amazon Prime. Like Netflix, Prime's brand now routinely pumps out original shows and movies. Oscar sweeps appear imminent. | By 2014, Ferguson's street protests, police brutality, and sexual harassment s…
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Colin Kaepernick, Ted Cruz, Frederick Douglass and the Meaning of Patriotism
Nicholas Buccola | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
"Ted Cruz schools Colin Kaepernick on 'context' of Frederick Douglass quote." So read a headline in the Washington Times last week. The story that followed was about a twitter exchange between the athlete-activist and the junior senator from Texas. On Independence Day, Mr. Kaepernick tweeted out a quotation from Douglass's famous…
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Earth Over the Brink
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Glacier National Park is drip, drip, dripping into a puddle. People and companies and governments are cutting down trees to burn them to save the planet from global warming, mixing the sacrificial trees with oh-so-clean coal, and in Detroit with tires, and in North Carolina with chicken shit. Others are hacking down old forests to…
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Defeating the Trump Administration's Racist, Republican-Rescuing Census Corruption
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
President Donald Trump, thanks to a congenital inability to stop running his mouth, may ultimately undermine his administration's effort to corrupt the integrity of the upcoming 2020 Census. His latest blurting out that the reason for his wanting to add a controversial question about citizenship status to the Census form is for "redistricting" could be…
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Skull of Death: Mass Media, Inauthentic Opposition, and Eco-Existential Reality in a Pre-Fascist Age of Appeasement
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair | Alongside and consistent with other privilege- and power-serving missions, so-called mainstream corporate media's role is to keep the populace focused as best it can on relatively trivial matters and diverted from the most urgent topics of our time. | Kamala Harris Wants to Kill Your Health Insurance | Two Sundays ago, in a fit of masochistic media research, I watched some cable news talking heads do their weekly news roundups. CNN had a panel of know-it-all neoliberals who reflected on the Democratic Party's first two presidential debates. Everyone agreed that Kamala Harris had…
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How Real is the Trump Administration's New Flexibility with North Korea?
Gregory Elich | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Although widely derided by the Washington Establishment as an empty photo opportunity, the recent meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un at Panmunjom produced an agreement to resume working-level talks in the near future. According to the North Korean news agency KCNA, the two leaders discussed stumbling blocks in improving relations and easing…
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Trump's Bluster Diplomacy
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
It was not very long ago that Donald Trump was calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Little Rocket Man" and threatening to rain "fire and fury" down on North Korea. In response, Kim called Trump a "dotard" and promised an equally fiery attack on the United States. But now, two summits, the exchange of…
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Illegal Saudi attack on water facility in Yemen tied to Brighton arms factory
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
A 2018 UN Security Council report has shown that weapons components produced in a Brighton arms factory were involved in an unlawful Saudi attack on Yemen. | Report on Yemen: | The 329-page UN report is dated 26 January 2018 and signed by UN staffer Ahmed Himmiche. It includes an investigation into two bombings of a water facility in Ban al-Hareth District, Sana. | The first bombing occurred on 13 September 2016, when: military aircraft dropped four items of expl…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/07/12/illegal-saudi-attack-on-water-facility-in-yemen-tied-to-brighton-arms-factory/

Government given go-ahead to appeal against ruling on arms sales to Saudi Arabia
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
The Government has been given the go-ahead to appeal to the UK's highest court against a ruling that its decision to continue licensing military equipment for export to Saudi Arabia was unlawful. | Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), which brought the case against International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, hailed a landmark legal victory last month. | The group argues that the decision to continue to license military equipment for export to Saudi Arabia, which is leading a coalition of forces in the conflict in Yemen, was unlawful, as there was a clear risk that the arms might be used in a serious violation of inter…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/07/12/government-given-go-ahead-to-appeal-against-ruling-on-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia/

Juggling with Kim and Moon: Donald Trump's Diplomatic Copy Book
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
Cue the shots, take the snaps: US President Donald Trump was back entertaining his fetish with firm handshakes proclaiming the making of history in the last round of discussions with Kim Jong-un. The press were, despite periodic attacks of …
globalresearch.ca/juggling-with-kim-and-moon-donald-trumps-diplomatic-copy-book/5683375

The US Wants Sri Lanka to Become Its "Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier in South Asia"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
The US' interest in replacing the 1995 Status Of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with Sri Lanka stems from its desire to turn the island nation into its unsinkable aircraft carrier in South Asia and possibly even the base of a prospective …
globalresearch.ca/us-wants-sri-lanka-become-its-unsinkable-aircraft-carrier-south-asia/5683391

"Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad
Miko Peled | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
While Israel tries to portray a friendly face to the outside world, internally it is promoting racism and violence at levels that are more alarming than ever before. A course to prepare young high school students traveling overseas to be …
globalresearch.ca/go-forth-lie-israel-rolls-out-mandatory-course-students-travelling-abroad/5683371

The Young Cree Man from Saskatchewan. Without Truth There Is No Reconciliation: Two Colten Boushie Stories
Marjaleena Repo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
This important article was first published on GR in March 2018. | It seems there are two versions of the August 2016 death of Colten Boushie, the young Cree man from Saskatchewan. | The most repeated one is that he and …
globalresearch.ca/young-cree-man-from-saskatchewan-without-truth-there-no-reconciliation-two-colten-boushie-stories/5631849

India Doubles Down on Its Military Alliance with Israel
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
India's $100 million purchase of 1,000 Barak-8 medium-range surface-to-air missiles and an as-yet unknown number of anti-tank Spike missiles proves that the South Asian state is doubling down on its military alliance with "Israel" and giving its old partner Russia …
globalresearch.ca/india-doubles-down-its-military-alliance-israel/5683387

5G Threatens Weather Forecasting. Devastating Health Impacts
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
It comes as no surprise that the American public remains oblivious to a not-so-slight glitch in the 5G Race with China as the US strives to be the first, the best and most technologically advanced country in the world with …
globalresearch.ca/5g-threatens-weather-forecasting-devastating-health-impacts/5683373

GBM Brain Tumor Cancer Rising. Impacts of RF Radiation from Wireless Devices?
Microwave News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-12
New government data, released in May by a member of the Danish Parliament, show a near doubling of this fatal brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, since the year 2000. You can see the trend by following the orange line in …
globalresearch.ca/gbm-brain-tumor-cancer-rising-impacts-of-rf-radiation-from-wireless-devices/5683395

Shaking Off Capitalism for Ecological Civilization
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Solon In early sixth century BCE Athens, a few rich landowners enslaved those of the rural people who could not pay back their debts. In fact, they went further. They started selling their fellow indebted Greeks to foreigners. Athens and rural Attica were on the verge of civil war. Cooler heads prevailed and powerful Athenian…
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Then CIA is Invoking Wikileaks to Push for the Expansion of a Cold War Era Secrecy Law
Kevin Gosztola | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-12
Three decades ago, the CIA mobilized to protect itself from radical acts of transparency, and now, with the internet and organizations like WikiLeaks, it hopes to be able to further isolate and criminalize those who challenge it.
mintpressnews.com/then-cia-is-invoking-w…

The Flawed Food Dependency
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
"The most destructive object on the planet… is the human jawbone." (Food or War, Cambridge University Press, 2019) pg 177 Whether by sight, taste, touch, feel, or smell, it's only too obvious that "food" affects every aspect of life and is key to crucial life-supporting ecosystems. Day-in, day-out, every living thing needs food. Perchance, ecosystems…
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YouTube won't ban drill music videos, says UK boss
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
YouTube will not remove drill music videos from the platform because they "provide a place for those too often without a voice", the UK head of the site has said. | Ben McOwen Wilson said the Google-owned platform supports openness and a range of opinions being allowed online but that it must work with government and regulators to find a balance on removing content. | The allegedly 'controversial' form of rap music often includes references to real-life events including stabbings, and some have urged removal of such videos, warning that they could encourage further violence. | Writing in the Daily Telegraph, McOw…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2019/07/12/youtube-wont-ban-drill-music-videos-says-uk-boss/

Toward an Eco-Socialist Revolution
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
The most important political project of the modern era is an appropriately conceived and implemented eco-socialist Green New Deal. If done right, such a program would facilitate a transition away from the environmental and social pathologies of industrial capitalism to a world where people exist in symbiosis with the bounty of nature. If done wrong,…
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The Journalists Do The Shouting
Jason Hirthler | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
The loudest pro-war voices are nowhere near the fight It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever gets near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propaganda-tours. — George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia There seems to have been a distinct…
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While climate breakdown destroys one of the ocean's most important ecosystems, a new study shows there may be some hope
Glen Black | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
Back-to-back heatwaves in the central Indian Ocean killed more than two-thirds of corals in two years, a study has shown. But research by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) suggests some corals were more resilient to the high sea temperatures, which could provide hope for the important habitat as the planet warms. | Heatwave statistics: | Scientists studied reefs in the remote Chagos Archipelago of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT…
thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2019/07/12/while-climate-breakdown-destroys-one-of-the-oceans-most-important-ecosystems-a-new-study-shows-there-may-be-some-hope/

Why Trump's Retreat on the Census Question Is a Warning–Not a Victory
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2019-07-12
Why Trump's Retreat on the Census Question Is a Warning–Not a Victory…
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'Failing' energy efficiency policy must be improved to meet net zero goals say MPs
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
The Government is presiding over a "failing policy" when it comes to making sure homes and offices are well insulated and energy efficient, MPs have warned. | Delivering energy efficiency in new and existing buildings needs to be addressed now if the UK is to have "any chance" of achieving its new legal target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, they said. | A report from the Business, Energy and Industrial Committee said the need to save energy in buildings to tackle climate change, end fuel poverty and reduce people's bills was well known. | But public investment in energy efficiency has shrunk, the rate a…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2019/07/12/failing-energy-efficiency-policy-must-be-improved-to-meet-net-zero-goals-say-mps/

Facebook fined around $5bn over privacy violations
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of about 5 billion dollars for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal has reported. | Facebook declined to comment on the story which said the 3-2 vote broke along party lines, with Republicans in support and Democrats in opposition to the fine. | The FTC report has been moved to the Justice Department for review, per the report. It is not clear how long it will take to finalise. | The fine would be the largest the FTC has levied on a technology company. | But it will not make much of a dent for Facebook, which had nearly 56 billion do…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2019/07/12/facebook-fined-around-5bn-over-privacy-violations/

FTC Reportedly Approves $5 Billion Settlement With Facebook
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-12
The record-setting fine for privacy violations wouldn't have much of an effect on the company with nearly $56 billion in revenue last year.
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'Hypersonic Missiles' Aren't Starting an Arms Race–Washington Is
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-07-12
The New York Times ascribes agency and responsibility to mysterious forces and inanimate missiles manipulating the US both in its headline–it's the missiles that are "starting a new global arms race," not the government–and in its claim that "the rush" to possess hypersonic missiles has "pushed the United States into an arms race with Russia and China."
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For NYT, Inconvenient Facts Equal 'Russian-Style Disinformation'
Teddy Ostrow | fair.org | 2019-07-12
by Teddy Ostrow School's out for summer, and corporate media are eager to enter their junior year of the Russiagate conspiracy, despite its utter obliteration by Robert Mueller in April. Perhaps some journalists have taken to heart the tips several Russiagate skeptics offered to the media via FAIR on how to avoid further erosion of their credibility, but the New York Times'
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SPLC: Holiday recognizing early Ku Klux Klan leader an insult to Tennessee residents
SHREKKKLITR | splcenter.org | 2019-07-12
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed Saturday as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in his state, honoring a Confederate general who became the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, a terrorist organization that targets African Americans.
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Pathologizing Kids, Pharma Style
Martha Rosenberg | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Millions of kids today are on meds for conduct disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, mixed manias, social phobia and, of course, ADHD. But according to data from IMS health in a Wall Street Journal article, just as many kids are being treated for non-psychiatric conditions that were often considered…
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Delisting Wolves and the Impending Wolf Slaughter
Michael Lukas | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
On July 15, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will close comments on its proposed rule to delist wolves from the endangered and threatened species lists. While this rule may seem to be just one of many attempts in a decade-long battle over grey wolf listing to eliminate protections for wolves and turn management over…
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North America's Opioid Addiction Problem and the Institutional Machinery Keeping It Alive
Julian Vigo | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
I recently watched the 2017 documentary, Heroin(e), directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon which focuses upon three women–a fire chief, a judge, and a missionary–battling West Virginia's opioid epidemic. Set in Appalachia's Cabell County, this film examines the financial and real-life costs of reviving addicts in what very much seems to be an endless cycle of IV…
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Lights of Liberty Vigal Remarks
Russell Rickford | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Many folks have said "this is not who we are." This is precisely who we are. American concentration camps are not new. Look at our criminal justice system, a leviathan devoted to criminalizing, degrading and discarding masses of black and brown people. American torture is not new. Rape. Ripping families apart. This country was founded…
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Too Horrible to Understand, Too Horrible to Ignore
Kathleen Wallace | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
The Lolita Express……"I'm not for impeachment. The green dream or whatever."…… "maybe toilet water is a step up….." As if it wasn't obvious before, surely now the commingling interests of the wealthy should be evident to anyone with even rudimentary brain stem function. Like our worsening climate situation, the fact that the wealthy are simply…
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Restricted View: the British Legacy of Eugenics
Paul Tritschler | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Looking across London's eastern expanse from our staffroom window in the district of E10 — sounds like Eton if you say it fast enough — Sean the sociology lecturer had a sudden urge to blurt out with the crumbs of his Empire biscuit one of those so-called universal truths:…
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Lights of Liberty Vigil Remarks
Russell Rickford | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Many folks have said "this is not who we are." This is precisely who we are. American concentration camps are not new. Look at our criminal justice system, a leviathan devoted to criminalizing, degrading and discarding masses of black and brown people. American torture is not new. Rape. Ripping families apart. This country was founded…
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"Strategic Extremism": How Republicans and Establishment Democrats Use Identity Politics to Divide and Rule
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
As we know, both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are bought, sold, and paid for by big business. For that reason, both have a history of avoiding the issues that are common to Americans of all political persuasions. Addressing such issues would undermine the profits of big business. They include free healthcare, living…
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Chomsky on the "Limits" of Knowledge & Thought
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
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Bernie Sanders' Present Fight against Corporate Rule vs. the Bernie of 1989
Stansfield Smith | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Recently, former leader of the self-destructed faux left group, the International Socialist Organization, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, was giddy hailing Bernie Sanders and his reform-the-Democratic-Party bandwagon. She alleges "Sanders linked the possibility of ending capitalist oligarchy to a "political revolution" that calls on the many to stand up to the few." She claims Sanders calls for…
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The Electoral Circus as the End of Its Initial Phase Looms
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
Democratic hopefuls will be back at it over two nights in Detroit later this month; more or less the same twenty candidates as in June, presumably again at ten a pop. The composition of the two groups will be determined later and, as before, left to chance. These debates — actually, joint public appearances –…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/12/the-electora…

It's Raining Sand in Rayalaseema
P. Sainath | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
It's a classic Indian cinema fight-in-the-desert scene. Against the background of dunes and depressions with a tiny sprinkling of scrub vegetation, the hero rises from the burning sands of a barren wasteland to beat the bad guys to a pulp. Adding plenty of heat and dust to that already bestowed by nature, he brings the…
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Glenn Greenwald Becomes Focus of Brazil Press Freedom Debate
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-12
RIO DE JANEIRO–Several weeks after publishing explosive reports about a key member of Brazil's far-right government, U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald was called before a congressional committee to face hostile questions. | "Who should be judged, convicted and in prison is the journalist!" shouted congresswoman Katia Sastre, an ally of President Jair Bolsonaro. | And by some accounts that wasn't an empty threat: A conservative website reported that federal police had requested that financial regulators investigate Greenwald's finances. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and his Brazilian husband also say t…
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Resisting the Wall Industry, From Mexico to Palestine
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-12
The latest judicial rebuke of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall arrived just in time for July 4, when a federal appeals court again blocked the administration from diverting $2.5 billion in military funds toward the wall. But as history shows, court orders aren't always effective in halting construction or expansion of walls that "divide neighborhoods, worsen dangerous flooding, [and] destroy lands and wildlife," as the Sierra Club explained in a statement following the court's June preliminary injunction. | As part of Grassroots International's work defending the human right to land, water, and fo…
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US regulator whacks Facebook with largest-ever $5bn fine over privacy violations
rt.com | 2019-07-12
Facebook will pay $5 billion and submit to "government restrictions" on its treatment of users' private data under the terms of the largest-ever Federal Trade Commission settlement imposed for privacy violations, sources said. | …
rt.com/usa/464057-ftc-facebook-fine-camb…

Most US vets think Middle East regime change wars weren't worth fighting, survey finds
rt.com | 2019-07-12
US veterans are just as war-weary as the general public, according to a recent poll which found nearly two-thirds believe the war in Iraq "was not worth fighting" and more than half think the same about Afghanistan and Syria. | …
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Socialist Analysis & Discussion on U.S. War Threats Against Iran
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-07-12
San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St.
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Amazon in Danger of Total Destruction Under Brazil's Right-Wing President Bolsonaro
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-12
If another 20 percent of the Amazon rainforest is destroyed, it could start a vicious cycle of self-destruction, unleashing enormous amounts of CO2 and massively impacting regional and global climate, says Alexander Zaitchik…
therealnews.com/stories/amazon-in-danger…

Trump Gives Up Citizenship Question But Doubles Down on Terrorizing Immigrants
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-12
On July 11, President Trump gave up his fight to ask people about their citizenship on the 2020 census. | The question, which the administration has been trying to add to the census since 2017, would have resulted in a significant undercount by dissuading people in households with undocumented residents from responding to the census. An estimated 6.5 million people could be uncounted if the question were included, according to the Census Bureau. | The census is used to calculate…
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Roaming Charges: Pâté Politics in the Time of Trump and Pelosi
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
As a senator from Delaware, Joe Biden's entire political career has been underwritten by the DuPont Family & its enterprise, once the world's largest chemical company. For the political, martial & environmental implications of this toxic relationship, I strongly recommend Gerard Colby's book Behind the Nylon Curtain: the DuPont Dynasty.
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Venezuela and International Law
Urs P. Gascha | indybay.org | 2019-07-12
International law professors explain a US military incursion in Venezuela would violate the UN Charter. "All nations must desist from any threat or use of force in their international relations. The media and governments denounce violations of international law very selectively. International norms promote peaceful coexistence, not the right of the stronger.
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Stop the Deportations! US Hands off Iran and Venezuela! National Day of Protest
Judy Greenspan | indybay.org | 2019-07-12
Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland…
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Reading Between The Headlines: Stop The War on Immigrants!
Party for Socialism and Liberation, Sonoma | indybay.org | 2019-07-12
A'roma Roasters Coffee | 95 5th Street | Santa Rosa…
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Socialist Analysis & Discussion "The War on Immigrants & the Fight Back Movement"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-07-12
2969 Mission St. near 26th St.
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Know Your Rights: Immigration Activists Prepare for Looming ICE Raids
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-12
Immigrant communities across the country and their allies are preparing for nationwide raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement planned to begin Sunday that will target undocumented members of immigrant families in at least nine major cities. The cities where raids will take place are said to be Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. New Orleans had been on the list, but the city announced this weekend that ICE was temporarily postponing the raids due to Tropical Storm Barry. We speak with a roundtable of immigrants' rights activists: Adelina Nicholls,…
truthout.org/video/know-your-rights-immi…

Pentagon can proceed with $10bn 'war cloud' contract, judge rules
rt.com | 2019-07-12
The US Department of Defense can go ahead with plans to award a multi-billion dollar contract to revamp its data storage system, a federal judge has ruled, rejecting a legal challenge claiming a conflict of interest. | …
rt.com/usa/464047-pentagon-proceed-war-c…

Resist US Imperialism: Close the Camps, No War With Iran
Dayton Andrews | indybay.org | 2019-07-12
The SF Federal Building, 90 7th st SF CA, 94103 | We will meet on Seventh street, right in front of the main entrance.
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'They can't stop all of us!' 350k+ people volunteer to storm Area 51 to 'see them aliens'
rt.com | 2019-07-12
Nearly 400,000 alien-hunters are plotting an early-morning mass invasion of top-secret Nevada military site Area 51, hoping to overwhelm security by force of sheer numbers… at least, that's what their Facebook event page says. | …
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Suspending Parliament for no-deal Brexit will provoke crisis — Hammond
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-12
Chancellor Philip Hammond has predicted a "constitutional crisis" if the next prime minister suspends Parliament to try and push through a no-deal Brexit.In a thinly veiled warning to frontrunner for the Tory crown, Boris Johnson, the Chancellor said he would back legal moves suggested by ex-prime minister Sir John Major to challenge any prorogation of Parliament in the courts.Hammond told Bloomberg: "If anybody were to attempt to shut down Parliament in order to carry out a course of action which Parliament is known to oppose, that would be very serious indeed."That would provoke a constitutional crisis."And, if…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/07/12/suspending-parliament-for-no-deal-brexit-will-provoke-crisis-hammond/

Fresno's Radical Past
mike Rhodes | indybay.org | 2019-07-12
This is an article about the 50 Years of Resistance event held on June 22, 2019 in Fresno. We brought together Anti-War and Draft Resistance activists who were active in Fresno 50 years ago. The photo below shows this young woman being arrested at an antiwar protest at Fresno State, probably on May 23, 1970. This photo is from the Special Collections department at Fresno State.
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Biden mocked for saying he respects 'no borders and cannot be contained by any walls' (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-07-12
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden made some peculiar pronouncements about borders and walls in a speech on Thursday that was roundly mocked afterwards online. | …
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Republicans & Democrats agree: No war on Iran (without Congress at least)
rt.com | 2019-07-12
The House of Representatives has adopted the 2020 military spending bill, but with an amendment that blocks war on Iran without congressional approval — backed by President Donald Trump's outspoken critics and supporters alike. | …
rt.com/usa/464050-congress-amendment-ira…

The Untold Story of Christian Zionism's Rise to Power in the United States
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-12
Well before Theodore Herzl founded political Zionism and published The Jewish State, Christian Zionists in the United States and England were already seeking to direct and influence the foreign policy of both nations in service to a religious obsession end times prophecy…
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Roaming Charges: Pâté Politics in the Time of Trump and Pelosi
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-12
+ Why do we need Democrats? In order to help Republicans enact measures they can't pass on their own. + Two figures stand out larger than any others in the transformation of the Democratic Party from the eroded remnants of FDR-style liberalism to Thatcher-style neoliberalism: Bill Clinton and Joe Biden. Of the two, Biden played…
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De Zayas: UN Human Rights Council's Report on Venezuela is 'Unbalanced' (1/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-12
Former lawyer for the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Alfred de Zayas, says that High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet's report on human rights in Venezuela mostly ignores the severity and responsibility of US sanctions against Venezuela…
therealnews.com/stories/de-zayas-un-huma…

Record of Suspect in Anti-LGBTQ Beating Reveals Previous Hate, Criminal Activity
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-07-12
Julian Austin Calfy, a suspect in the beating of a gay man, served five years of a 16-year sentence for terroristic threatening and criminal possession of explosive material, Hatewatch has learned.
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"We're all human beings": On the border in Nogales, Ariz
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-11
In the coming weeks, People's World correspondent Al Neal will be reporting from sites all along the U.S.-Mexico border. In his dispatches, you will get a view of the towns and people caught up in Trump's "border crisis." You will see the women, men, and children impacted by the administration's immigration policies as well as …
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The inhumane treatment of migrants is not new. It's a key part of a decades-old bipartisan policy
Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-11
More than a week after lawmakers flocked to the U.S.-Mexico border to observe the horrible treatment of refugee children and families in immigration jails, reports of unsafe and unsanitary conditions for asylum seekers are continuing. In Clint, Texas, the Border Patrol station that garnered international attention for jailing hundreds of migrant children without access to …
nationofchange.org/2019/07/11/the-inhuma…

"Unconscionable & Unacceptable": Rep. Barragán Decries Detention of Migrant Children in Prison Cells
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-11
Yazmin Juárez, the Guatemalan mother whose child died from a lung infection after being held in an ICE detention center, testified before members of a congressional panel Wednesday. She shared the story of her daughter, 19-month-old Mariee, who died last year shortly after being released from the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas. Juárez filed a $60 million lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Patrol and the Department of Health and Human Services. The House subcommittee convened to examine the treatment of refugees in U.S.
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Manuel Duran, journalist who reported on ICE, freed from detention
splcenter.org | 2019-07-11
Manuel Duran, an investigative journalist who was detained after reporting on the collusion between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local law enforcement in Memphis, Tennessee, was released today from ICE detention and will be reunited with his fiancée.
splcenter.org/news/2019/07/11/manuel-dur…

Video: Prospects of War in the Persian Gulf Region
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
Since Donald Trump has been in office, Iran and the United States have faced the worst crisis in their relations since the fall of the pro-American Shah regime in 1979. The situation escalated in early May, when US sanctions came …
globalresearch.ca/video-prospects-war-persian-gulf-region/5683272

US Trade War With France?>
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-11
On Thursday, The U.S. denounced France for proposing measures to stop tax dodging by big tech firms, many of whom are U.S.-based. The move follows the Trump administration's keenness for applying aggressive economic pressure, even against their own allies. | RELATED: | New Sanctions Mean 'Permanent Closure of Path to Diplomacy': Iran | The French parliament will vote friday on a bill that hopes to crack down on big tech companies that pay little or no tax to the countries they…
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Left-wing Israeli activist suffers knife attack due to pro-Palestine views
Bryan Wall | thecanary.co | 2019-07-11
A left-wing Israeli activist has been injured in a knife attack. Jonathan Pollak, a longtime pro-Palestine and Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions ( BDS) activist, was attacked by two people who called him a "leftist asshole". A right-wing Israeli group had previously targeted him for his support of Palestinian rights. | The attack: | In an interview, Polla…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/07/12/left-wing-israeli-activist-suffers-knife-attack-due-to-pro-palestine-views/

Joe Biden Didn't Just Vote for the 2003 Iraq Invasion–He Helped Lead the March to War
Branko Marcetic | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
As the Trump administration's saber-rattling toward Iran threatens another disastrous war in the Middle East, foreign policy has gained newfound focus in the 2020 presidential race. And former Vice President Joe Biden's 2002 vote in favor of the Iraq …
globalresearch.ca/joe-biden-didnt-just-vote-iraq-invasion-he-helped-lead-march-war/5683314

Iran Declares War on the USA's Covert Influence in Iraq
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
When US officials visited Baghdad and met with the Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, they had two requests: first, to close all commerce and financial exchanges with Iran to strangle the Iranian economy and bring it to its knees. …
globalresearch.ca/iran-declares-war-usas-covert-influence-iraq/5683333

Iran's Army Flatly Rejects US Claims on Threatening UK Ships
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-11
Iran's Revolutionary Guard has dismissed claims by the U.S. that they threatened two U.K. vessels in the Persian Gulf, with Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif saying such claims are an attempt by the U.S. to escalate tensions in the region. | RELATED: | Iran Not Looking for War with US: Rouhani | On Thursday, two British ships, Bitish Heritage and HMS Montrose passed through the Strait of Hormuz. However, as Washington's threats of war on Iran increase, two anonymous U.S. officials told Reuters tha…
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O-I-L: The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis
Michael T. Klare | commondreams.org | 2019-07-11
If the United States goes to war with Iran, you are unlikely to hear the word "oil" uttered by top Trump administration officials, but make no mistake: that three-letter word lies at the root of the present crisis, not to speak of the world's long-term fate. (Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Can Iran's Shrewd Diplomacy Avert War With Washington?
Roxane Farmanfarmaian | thenation.com | 2019-07-11
Can Iran's Shrewd Diplomacy Avert War With Washington?
thenation.com/article/can-irans-shrewd-d…

'We will overcome their greed': Bernie Sanders releases anti-endorsement list
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-11
Bernie Sanders is going on the offensive against the Wall Street Bankers and various members of the 1% that have viciously opposed his candidacy by releasing an anti-endorsement list. | "We can propose all the ideas and plans we want, but nothing will fundamentally change until we have the guts to take on the most powerful corporate interests in America," says Sanders in an introduction to the list. "That is why I am proud to announce the modern-day oligarchs who oppose our movement." | Sanders' list includes the following: | Billionaire Haim Saban, who called for the bombing of Iran in 2014 and criticizes any…
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Irán sale del acuerdo nuclear: ødebería preocuparse el mundo?
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-11
Desde principios de julio, el presidente iraní Hassan Rouhani y otros funcionarios han estado anunciando la intención de Irán de ir más allá de las restricciones establecidas por el Plan de Acción Integral Conjunto (JCPOA por sus siglas en inglés).
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2019-07-11: News Headlines

Michael T. Klare (2019-07-11). O-I-L: The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis. commondreams.org If the United States goes to war with Iran, you are unlikely to hear the word "oil" uttered by top Trump administration officials, but make no mistake: that three-letter word lies at the root of the present crisis, not to speak of the world's long-term fate. (Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Al Neal (2019-07-11). "We're all human beings": On the border in Nogales, Ariz. peoplesworld.org In the coming weeks, People's World correspondent Al Neal will be reporting from sites all along the U.S.-Mexico border. In his dispatches, you will get a view of the towns and people caught up in Trump's "border crisis." You will see the women, men, and children impacted by the administration's immigration policies as well as …

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez (2019-07-11). The inhumane treatment of migrants is not new. It's a key part of a decades-old bipartisan policy. nationofchange.org More than a week after lawmakers flocked to the U.S.-Mexico border to observe the horrible treatment of refugee children and families in immigration jails, reports of unsafe and unsanitary conditions for asylum seekers are continuing. In Clint, Texas, the Border Patrol station that garnered international attention for jailing hundreds of migrant children without access to …

Staff (2019-07-11). "Unconscionable & Unacceptable": Rep. Barragán Decries Detention of Migrant Children in Prison Cells. democracynow.org Yazmin Juárez, the Guatemalan mother whose child died from a lung infection after being held in an ICE detention center, testified before members of a congressional panel Wednesday. She shared the story of her daughter, 19-month-old Mariee, who died last year shortly after being released from the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas. Juárez filed a $60 million lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Patrol and the Department of Health and Human Services. The House subcommittee convened to examine the treatment of refugees in U.S.

South Front (2019-07-11). Video: Prospects of War in the Persian Gulf Region. globalresearch.ca Since Donald Trump has been in office, Iran and the United States have faced the worst crisis in their relations since the fall of the pro-American Shah regime in 1979. The situation escalated in early May, when US sanctions came …

Mazda Majidi (2019-07-11). Irán sale del acuerdo nuclear: ødebería preocuparse el mundo? liberationnews.org Desde principios de julio, el presidente iraní Hassan Rouhani y otros funcionarios han estado anunciando la intención de Irán de ir más allá de las restricciones establecidas por el Plan de Acción Integral Conjunto (JCPOA por sus siglas en inglés).

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-07-11). Iran Declares War on the USA's Covert Influence in Iraq. globalresearch.ca When US officials visited Baghdad and met with the Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, they had two requests: first, to close all commerce and financial exchanges with Iran to strangle the Iranian economy and bring it to its knees. …

Roxane Farmanfarmaian (2019-07-11). Can Iran's Shrewd Diplomacy Avert War With Washington? thenation.com Can Iran's Shrewd Diplomacy Avert War With Washington?

Michael T. Klare (2019-07-11). Oil Is Driving the Iran Crisis. thenation.com Oil Is Driving the Iran Crisis…

Ruth Milka (2019-07-11). 'We will overcome their greed': Bernie Sanders releases anti-endorsement list. nationofchange.org Bernie Sanders is going on the offensive against the Wall Street Bankers and various members of the 1% that have viciously opposed his candidacy by releasing an anti-endorsement list. | "We can propose all the ideas and plans we want, but nothing will fundamentally change until we have the guts to take on the most powerful corporate interests in America," says Sanders in an introduction to the list. "That is why I am proud to announce the modern-day oligarchs who oppose our movement." | Sanders' list includes the following: | Billionaire Haim Saban, who called for the bombing of Iran in 2014 and criticizes any…

Editor (2019-07-11). Im/migrants and the repressive state. workers.org A grassroots movement has been growing across the U.S. to counter the government's brutal campaign targeting im/migrants. As more people of all ages die horrible deaths in the desert north of the border, in the border rivers and in detention camps — including the hellholes set up to warehouse small . . . | Continue reading Im/migrants and the repressive state at Workers.org

Kathy Kelly (2019-07-11). Activists Walk "Cease and Desist" Order into Nuclear Weapons Base. dissidentvoice.org Media Advisory/For Immediate Release/July 10, 2019 BàúCHEL, Germany — Eleven international peace activists entered the Bàºchel Air Base southwest of Frankfurt early this morning to deliver what they called a "Treaty Enforcement Order" declaring that the sharing of US nuclear weapons at the base is a "criminal conspiracy to commit war crimes." Upon entering the …

Roy Eidelson (2019-07-11). Give Peace a Chance: Don't Believe the War Profiteers. counterpunch.org In late May, Vice President Mike Pence was the commencement speaker at West Point. In part, he told the graduating cadets this: "It is a virtual certainty that you will fight on a battlefield for America at some point in your life. You will lead soldiers in combat. It will happen…And when that day comes, I know you will move to the sound of the guns and do your duty, and you will fight, and you will win. The American people expect nothing less." More

Peace Action (2019-07-11). Peace Action Endorses 'the Squad' — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — July 11, 2019 — Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization, has endorsed four progressive champions for the House of Representatives in the 2020 election, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for New York's 14th district, Rep. Ilhan Omar for Minnesota's 5th district, Rep. Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts' 7th district, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib …

commondreams (2019-07-11). Peace Action Endorses 'The Squad' — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib for Congress. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Christopher Black (2019-07-11). Suffer the Little Children: Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State. globalresearch.ca Tamara Starblanket's book, Suffer the Little Children: Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State (with a foreword by Ward Churchill and an afterword by Sharon H. Venne), does what she declares it to do in the first chapter: | "… …

Ted Rall (2019-07-11). The Difference Between Liberals and Leftists. counterpunch.org Living as they do in a bipolar political world where politics consists of Democrats and Republicans and no other ideology is real, media corporations in the United States use left, liberal and Democrat as synonyms. This is obviously wrong and clearly untrue—Democrats are a party, leftism and liberalism are ideologies, and Democratic politics are frequently More

Conn Hallinan (2019-07-11). Water wars: As climate change escalates, South Asia's already fighting over water. peoplesworld.org During the faceoff earlier this year between India and Pakistan over a terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitaries in Kashmir, New Delhi made an existential threat to Islamabad. The weapon was not India's considerable nuclear arsenal, but one still capable of inflicting ruinous destruction: water. "Our government has decided to stop our …

Nick Alexandrov (2019-07-11). The Honduran Coup — One Decade Later. counterpunch.org Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Early summer. A hotel bar, a quiet night. You finish another beer. You press the barback for his thoughts on Manuel Zelaya, the president toppled ten years ago. The bartender taps the counter to interrupt you. "That man," pointing to a far corner, "bought you a drink." You turn to look. "He has it there. He'd like to speak with you." You walk, less unsteady than you'd feared, across the room to his table. More

Stephen Corry (2019-07-11). Too Many Africans? counterpunch.org The cry that the world is overpopulated is more than two hundred years old, from a period when perhaps a billion people stood on the planet. There are now nearly eight times as many and it's become normal to blame them — us — for the ills which beset "nature." There are just too many of us, and we're using up too many of the world's resources. But how true is this really? And, what should be done about it? More

Walter Clemens (2019-07-11). Measures of a Small Mind. counterpunch.org How often a leader speaks of an idea or value signals its importance to him or her—or, at least, how important they think it might be to their listeners. It also suggests the range of their ideas. By these measures, the table shows that President Donald Trump has the smallest mind and most narrow vision More

Victor Grossman (2019-07-11). The Snow Queen and Bremen's Hopes. counterpunch.org Being sucked into the political maelstrom are the two vessels which headed every Federal German government since 1949. Elections to the European Union's Parliament in May gave the "Christian Union" a measly, chilly 28.9%. Though still Germany's biggest, its keel is wobbling. With mumbling about Angela Merkel's views and health (sharp eyes and tongues have More

Ed Sykes (2019-07-11). The must-see video from Jewish author Norman Finkelstein on why he won't be silent about Israeli crimes. thecanary.co The following content speaks of genocide and may cause distress to some readers.Renowned Jewish author Norman Finkelstein is an outspoken critic of Israel. And in one famous video, he explains exactly why he won't be silent about Israeli crimes against Palestinian people.After a speech Finkelstein made, he faced hostility from Israel apologists, who called his words offens…

Jenny Farrell (2019-07-11). The anti-fascist art of Otto Dix and George Grosz. peoplesworld.org Almost 80 years after the outbreak of World War II, it is worth remembering two German artists whose work was dedicated to the fight against fascism and war. They are the painters Otto Dix and George Grosz, who died fifty and sixty years ago respectively this month. Otto Dix (1891-1969) was an uncompromising fighter against …

Pepe Escobar (2019-07-11). Debunking the Indo-Pacific Myth. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration is obsessively spinning the concept of a "free and open Indo-Pacific". Apart from a small coterie of scholars, very few people around the world, especially across the Global South, know what that means since the then incipient …

Philip Giraldi (2019-07-11). The Death of Privacy: Government Fearmongers to Read Your Mail. globalresearch.ca It is discouraging to note just how the United States has been taking on the attributes of a police state since 9/11. Stories of police raids on people's homes gone wrong are frequently in the news. In one recent incident, …

Thomas Knapp (2019-07-11). Photo ID is Obsolete and Unnecessary. Facial Recognition Technology Makes It Dangerous. counterpunch.org In mid-May, San Francisco, California became the first American city to ban use of facial recognition surveillance technology by its police department and other city agencies. That's a wise and ethical policy, as a July 7 piece at the Washington Post proves. Citing documents gathered by Georgetown Law researchers,…

Shamus Cooke (2019-07-11). Oregon's Republican 'Walkout' Was a Serious Defeat For the Left. counterpunch.org Oregon's political crisis made national news after eleven Republican Senators fled the state, shutting down the legislature dominated by a supermajority of Democrats. Even with the governorship and legislature firmly in hand, the Democrats were soundly defeated by a tiny group that exploited the quorum rule in the state's constitution, achieving their main goal of More

George Wuerthner (2019-07-11). The Problem With Fuel Breaks. counterpunch.org In June the BLM released a draft EIS Programmatic EIS for Fuel Breaks in the Great Basin. The proposal would authorize the creation of 11,000 miles of fuel breaks primarily in sagebrush ecosystems across parts of Nevada, California, Utah, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. This plan is a government boondoggle that will cost a significant amount of More

Elizabeth Keyes (2019-07-11). Conjuring the Spirit of Columbo Against the High-Functioning, Sociopathic 1%. counterpunch.org I celebrate the late, great Peter Falk for his legendary "populist" characterization of Lt. Columbo, relentless nemesis to the Gucci'd "above the law" types who tried to use power and money to cavalierly escape responsibility for profound crimes against humankind. I celebrate the Columbo TV series' enactments of takedowns of the down-and-dirty high-and-mighties, since we More

Elliot Sperber (2019-07-11). Do You Dream of Naked Women. counterpunch.org Do You Dream of Naked Women | Do you dream of naked women | Crawling through the mud | Skeletal, and bald, | But for some wisps of hair | Stuck to their skulls | Dragging themselves up to tanks, | And ordnance, and swallowing them? | No? | Hmm…

William Astore (2019-07-11). The Riptide of American Militarism. counterpunch.org Put up with me for just a moment while I wax literary. It turns out that, if French novelist Marcel Proust lived today, he might have had to retitle his Remembrance of Things Past as Remembrance of Things Present, or even more sadly, Things Future. As an ex-military man who lived through part of the More

Miri Wood (2019-07-11). Ongoing Atrocities in Syria. Missile Attacks Directed against Civilians. globalresearch.ca 9 July was a particularly lethal day for Syrians in their homeland. As is their tendency, the choreographs of the warmongering, military industrial complex media have busily diverted eyes on the undiplomatic row between Trump and newly resigned British ambassador; …

John Clarke (2019-07-11). Canada Joins Campaign to Stifle Criticism of Israel. globalresearch.ca On June 25, Canada's Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism announced that the Trudeau government's new anti-racism strategy would include the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. The Co-Chair of the Centre for Israel and …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-07-11). I Still Can't Get No Satisfaction. Relentless War Propaganda. globalresearch.ca I can't get no satisfaction | I can't get me no satisfaction | And I try and I try and I try t-t-t-t-try try | I can't get no I can't get me no | When I'm riding in my car | And a man …

Ellen Brown (2019-07-11). How to Pay for It All: Central Banking Asia Style. globalresearch.ca The Democratic Party has clearly swung to the progressive left, with candidates in the first round of presidential debates coming up with one program after another to help the poor, the disadvantaged and the struggling middle class. Proposals ranged from …

Alexandra Jacobo (2019-07-11). Monsanto seeks to reverse jury verdict in cancer case they lost. nationofchange.org Monsanto is fighting back against the $2 billion verdict awarded to a couple that claimed the company's infamous herbicide, Roundup, caused their cancer. | Claiming that the plaintiffs' counsel misconduct was "egregious and rampant," the mega-corporation is calling for a new trial or judgment notwithstanding verdict. | Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a couple in their 70s, used Roundup for 30 years until 2016 when they stopped after being made aware the glyphosate was possibly linked to cancer. | After the ruling Bayer, which recently purchased Monsanto, released the following statement: "Bayer is disappointed with t…

The Canary (2019-07-11). New North Sea oil exploration dangerous and irresponsible, warn green groups. thecanary.co Environmental campaigners have warned a move to open up new areas of the North Sea for exploration by oil and gas firms is "dangerous". | While the UK government has recently committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) — which became a government company in 2016 — announced the latest round of licensing applications. | A total of 768 blocks or part blocks are being made available for exploration in different areas of the UK Continental Shelf. | While the OGA argues oil and gas will "remain an important part of our energy mix for the foreseeable future", WWF Scotla…

The Canary (2019-07-11). Sexual harassment and bullying at Westminster exposed by new report. thecanary.co WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS INFORMATION SOME READERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING. | A probe into sexual intimidation and harassment at Westminster has found that MPs' staff face an "unacceptable risk" of abuse. | The hard-hitting independent investigation heard that some people who work for MPs have to cope with "very serious sexual assault" and having heavy objects thrown at them in bouts of "uncontrollable rage". | Gemma White QC said there was a "significant problem" about the way some MPs treated those who worked for them. | She said the House of Commons authorities had been too slow to act in response to previou…

Conn Hallinan (2019-07-11). The World Needs a Water Treaty. commondreams.org By 2025, two-thirds of the world's population could be under "water stress" conditions, setting the groundwork for conflict and wars. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-07-11). Bernie Sanders Unveils 'Anti-Endorsement' List of Billionaires. truthdig.com Asking the American public to judge his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign by both its supporters and its powerful enemies, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday unveiled an " anti-endorsement" list consisting of prominent billionaires, Wall Street bankers, and corporate CEOs who have attacked his candidacy and policies. | "You can tell who is truly fighting for working families by the enemies they make, and we've made a lot of enemies," Sanders said in a statement. "We understand that nothing will fundamentally change for working Americans unless we have t…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-07-11). Majorities of Both US Veterans and Public Believe Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan 'Not Worth Fighting'. commondreams.org The majority of American veterans and members of the general public agreed in a new survey that the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the U.S. military campaign in Syria were all "not worth fighting." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-07-11). Elizabeth Warren espouses economic nationalist policies aligned with Donald Trump. wsws.org Despite her public image as a representative of the "left" wing of the Democratic Party, Warren is a highly conscious and self-declared advocate of capitalism.

DJ Mouse (2019-07-11). 7-6-19 Julian Assange and Press Freedom forum. indybay.org Wikileaks: the Global Fourth Estate author Nozomi Hayase and award winning reporter Ann Garrison defended Julian Assange at last Saturday's 'Suds, Snacks and Socialism' at the Starry Plough…(142 min.)…

RT (2019-07-11). House Judiciary Committee approves subpoenas for 12 witnesses in Trump probe. rt.com The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee has approved subpoenas for 12 witnesses in the ongoing probe into whether President Trump obstructed special counsel Robert Mueller's 'Russian collusion' investigation.

Judy Greenspan (2019-07-11). Stop the Deportations! US Hands off Iran and Venezuela! National Day of Protest. indybay.org Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland…

susan_p (2019-07-11). Five new books for ecosocialists. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus looks at five new books of interest to ecosocialists. | Vanishing Fish: Shifting Baselines & the Future of Global Fisheries | By Daniel Pauly
| Greystone Books, 2019 | Award-winning biologist Daniel Pauly examines the parlous state of today's global fisheries. Starting with the rapid expansion that followed World War II, he traces the arc of the fishing industry's ensuing demise, offering insights into how and why it has failed. His practical recommendations for a way forward incorporate a vision of a vib…

unitedEditor (2019-07-11). Battle for Libya: Major Players and Changing Coalitions. uwidata.com Relations between Libya, under the control of Khalifa Haftar (Tobruk's government), and Turkey are at a critical point in the aftermath of an airstrike Haftar`s forces carried out against a refugee camp in Tripoli. Haftar has refused responsibility, calling the incident a false-flag conducted by his rival al-Sarraj. Harsh statements from both sides quickly followed, …

WSWS (2019-07-11). Prominent Australian academic suggests building nuclear weapons. wsws.org The debate over nuclear weapons is another warning of the advanced preparations for war being made in capitals around the world.

Urs P. Gascha (2019-07-11). Venezuela and International Law. indybay.org International law professors explain a US military incursion in Venezuela would violate the UN Charter. "All nations must desist from any threat or use of force in their international relations. The media and governments denounce violations of international law very selectively. International norms promote peaceful coexistence, not the right of the stronger.

unitedEditor (2019-07-11). Would Blacklisting Iran's IRGC and Increasing US Military Presence in the Persian Gulf Lead to Hostilities in the Strait of Hormuz? uwidata.com PART I Washington's recent designation of Iran's elite, 125,000-member IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) as an FTO (Foreign Terrorist Organization) was more or less overlooked in the Western media as a typical story and lost in the short attention span of the daily news cycle. Without sounding too alarmist, the story actually signaled a rather …

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-07-11). Socialist Analysis & Discussion on U.S. War Threats Against Iran. indybay.org San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St.

pip.hinman (2019-07-11). Vale John Ellis. greenleft.org.au Friend and comrade John Ellis died suddenly on June 15. | An activist and photographer, John was passionate about social justice. He worked for The Herald and Weekly Times (HWT), where he was an active member of the Printing and Kindred Industries Union. | He was known for his letters to the editor. Former HWT chairperson Sir Keith MacPherson knew him by reputation. | In retirement, his letters were compiled in a volume called Letters to the Editor. The first dated from 1968 and related to the Vietnam War. One extract states: "I will continue to demonstrate, peacefully or violently if necessary, to prevent our so…

pip.hinman (2019-07-11). Australia must oppose war on Iran. greenleft.org.au Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pointedly refused to rule out Australian participation in a United States-led war on Iran. Shadow foreign affairs minister Penny Wong has also remained insistently equivocal when pressed to disavow any such military alliance. | Morrison and Wong have condemned Iran as the "leading state sponsor of terror" that has worked to "destabilise" the Greater Middle East. This is the familiar idiom of the US foreign policy establishment as it makes its case for the latest imperial excursion. | It is supposedly in our name that Morrison would send Australians to kill and die in Iran. A war…

RT (2019-07-11). Hiring the swamp: Meet new RFE/RL boss, a Russiagate-pushing neocon. rt.com Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a US government-funded propaganda outfit, will soon get a new president — a NeverTrump neoconservative flack, who last worked at an outfit promoting the 'Russiagate conspiracy.'

WSWS (2019-07-11). Judge Emma Arbuthnot refuses to recuse herself in show trial of Julian Assange. wsws.org Assange's scalp must be taken at all costs to further imperialism's colonial-style wars of conquest and global war on the social and democratic rights of the working class…

John Prysner (2019-07-11). Eyewitness: U.S. tax dollars fund state-run terrorism in the Philippines. liberationnews.org Liberation News visits Caraga, a resource-rich region in northern Mindanao that has become a flashpoint of struggle in the Philippines.

WSWS (2019-07-11). Court orders UK to suspend Saudi Arabia arms sales over Yemen war. wsws.org The case confirmed that the British government sought to evade international law by selling arms knowing they would be used in war crimes.

WSWS (2019-07-11). The phony war between Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez. wsws.org The policy of the House Democrats is being set, not by the "lefts," but by the most right-wing faction with close ties to the military-intelligence apparatus.

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-07-11). Stop immigrant arrests, close the camps, transform immigration policy. nationofchange.org Public awareness of the brutal repression against immigrants seeking entry to the United States, the reasons for their migration, and terrorism against immigrants living in the U.S. are reaching levels that make them hard to ignore. The current immigration crisis is self-created and bi-partisan. Although the Trump administration's rhetoric is extreme, it reflects policies that …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-07-11). At Amazon's Annual Summit, Hundreds Demand Tech Giant Stop Providing 'Invisible Backbone' to Trump's Anti-Immigration Agenda. commondreams.org Both inside and outside the Amazon Web Services Summit in New York on Thursday, tech workers, immigrants, and rights advocates demanded that the company end its support of immigration enforcement agencies and what critics called President Donald Trump's "deportation machine." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Robert Mackey (2019-07-11). Republicans Scold Elizabeth Warren for Echoing Ariel Sharon on Israeli Occupation. theintercept.com Right-wing Israelis, and their supporters in the United States, have spent the last 48 hours venting their fury at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, since the Massachusetts Democrat told a young Jewish activist that she would press Israel to end its military rule over millions of disenfranchised Palestinians in territories it seized by force in 1967. | To be more precise, Warren's critics, led by the Republican Jewish Coalition, have expressed outrage that she said, "yes — so, I'm there," when asked, as she campaigned for the presidency in New Hampshire…

Global Research News (2019-07-11). Selected Articles: Geopolitical Crisis in the Middle East. globalresearch.ca Global Research has over 50,000 subscribers to our Newsletter. | Our objective is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us …

WSWS (2019-07-11). Trump threatens new sanctions amid farcical indictment of Iran. wsws.org Washington used the International Atomic Energy Agency as a forum for charging Iran with violating a treaty that the US itself ripped up.

Staff (2019-07-11). Representative Barragán Decries Detention of Migrant Children in Jail Cells. truthout.org Yazmin Juárez, the Guatemalan mother whose child died after being held in an ICE detention center from a lung infection, testified before members of a congressional panel Wednesday. She shared the story of her daughter, 19-month-old Mariee, who died last year shortly after being released from the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas. Juárez filed a $60 million lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Patrol and the Department of Health and Human Services. The House subcommittee convened to examine the treatment of…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-07-11). Socialist Analysis & Discussion "The War on Immigrants & the Fight Back Movement" indybay.org 2969 Mission St. near 26th St.

United Nations (2019-07-11). In Mozambique, it's 'a matter of the heart' says Guterres, lauding the cyclone-struck nation's 'undeniable moral authority'. un.org Arriving in Mozambique to express solidarity and see for himself the damage wrought by two back-to-back cyclones earlier this year, UN chief António Guterres on Thursday said "undeniable moral authority" lay with its people, who had borne the brunt of a disaster linked inexorably to climate change, and a warming world.

WSWS (2019-07-11). Fed signals it will bow to Wall Street's demands. wsws.org Fed Chairman Powell's testimony to Congress yesterday was warmly welcomed by the financial markets, with Wall Street's S&P 500 index at one point surpassing 3,000, a new record.

susan_p (2019-07-11). The fight for WA's radical labour heritage. greenleft.org.au A Natural Battleground: The Fight to Establish a Rail Heritage Centre at Western Australia's Midway Railway Workshops | By Bobbie Oliver
| Interventions, Melbourne
| 2019, 132 pages | The 90-year-old Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR) Workshops, based in the Perth suburb of Midland, were closed in 1994 by Richard Court's Liberal-National coalition state government. | For many years, WAGR had been the biggest employer in the state, employing up to 3000 people, including more than 500 apprentices at its peak in the 1950s. With this closure, the state lost a major employer of skilled tradespe…

Kevin Zeese (2019-07-11). Stop Immigrant Arrests, Close the Camps, Transform Immigration Policy. globalresearch.ca Public awareness of the brutal repression against immigrants seeking entry to the United States, the reasons for their migration, and terrorism against immigrants living in the US are reaching levels that make them hard to ignore. The current immigration crisis …

WSWS (2019-07-11). Charité at War: A chilling portrayal of Nazism and its crimes. wsws.org Charité at War is a German television drama, set in the years 1943 to 1945 at Berlin's Charité hospital, one of the most prominent in Europe. The series depicts life under Nazi rule.

RT (2019-07-11). Another nail in Russiagate coffin? Federal judge destroys key Mueller report claim. rt.com Special counsel Robert Mueller's claim of "sweeping and systematic" Russian meddling in the 2016 US election just took another body blow, as a federal judge ruled that his indictment of a 'troll farm' is not actual proof of it.

Pà∂là∂s Zsófia (2019-07-11). Brexit: British Lorries to be Turned Back at Dover by Shipping Companies. globalresearch.ca British lorries that do not have proper documentation will not be able to reach France after a no-deal Brexit because shipping companies will not allow them to board their ships in Dover. These trucks are going to be turned back …

pip.hinman (2019-07-11). War games promoted as 'cash splash' for war-weary public. greenleft.org.au Queensland's tourism boss Daniel Gschwind has welcomed the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan to Brisbane for the biannual US-Australia war games as a fantastic economic opportunity — a "cash splash for Queensland". | "Friendly visitors, eager to explore, pent-up demand to have a bit of relaxation and see a bit more of Queensland … the old stereotypes don't apply here necessarily anymore", he enthused on July 6. | The old stereotypes? He was likely referring to persistent a…

Andy Rowell (2019-07-11). Humanity Sleep-Walking Toward 'Mass Extinction'. commondreams.org "Today's oceans are absorbing carbon about an order of magnitude faster than the worst case in the geologic record." (Photo: Onny Carr/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-07-11). Goal of Trump's ICE Raids Threat, Warn Rights Advocates, Is to 'Terrorize Immigrant Communities'. commondreams.org "No matter who you are or what your status is, this is the United States of America—where ALL people have rights." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-07-10). How the Climate Crisis Is Pushing Central Americans Out of Their Homes Toward the U.S. democracynow.org As the U.S. continues to crack down on migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, we look at one of the underreported driving factors leading people to flee their home countries: the climate crisis. John Carlos Frey, author of "Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border," spent time with Central American climate refugees traveling in a caravan toward the United States. He says, "If this drought continues, we're looking at all-out famine from Central America. …That's one of the major reasons why they're coming. … The government doesn't even acknowledge the fact that there is a climate c…

Staff (2019-07-10). John Carlos Frey: America's Deadly Stealth War on the Mexico Border Is Approaching Genocide. democracynow.org John Carlos Frey's new book, "Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border," chronicles how the U.S.-Mexico border became a war zone through decades of deadly bipartisan immigration policy. But it also examines the border through the personal history of his family. Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Frey moved to the U.S. with his family when he was a toddler in 1965. He grew up in southern San Diego, California, where he witnessed the effects of American immigration policy on the borderlands every day. His father was an American citizen. His mother was a Mexican immigrant. Frey's book is dedicated "To my mot…

Aída Chávez (2019-07-10). New Jersey Political Boss Warns "Certain Elements of the Working Class" Are Turned Off by Embrace of Immigrants. theintercept.com George Norcross, a Cory Booker ally, said "the Democratic Party has not been attractive to certain elements of the working class," echoing Trump's rhetoric.

Staff (2019-07-10). The Inhumane Treatment of Migrants Is Not New. It's a Key Part of a Decades-Old Bipartisan Policy. democracynow.org More than a week after lawmakers flocked to the U.S.-Mexico border to observe the horrible treatment of refugee children and families in immigration jails, reports of unsafe and unsanitary conditions for asylum seekers are continuing. In Clint, Texas, the Border Patrol station that garnered international attention for jailing hundreds of migrant children without access to sufficient food, water, beds or medical care now has a spreading outbreak of scabies, shingles and chickenpox, according to border agents. In Yuma, Arizona, NBC reports that jailed migrant children have been subjected to mistreatment and sexual…

Ociel Alí López (2019-07-10). Norway, Bachelet, and the Twilight of Guaido's Insurrection. mintpressnews.com Venezuelanalysis — Guaido's uprising is going through its terminal phrase. He does not yet appear to have reached his end as leader, as he still produces and consolidates an important consensus among the opposition. What has decisively failed is his attempt to form a government without elections with the backing of the hawks in Washington. In almost six months since his self-swearing in as "interim president," it has become palpable that his governing is truly impossible. The coup de grace was de…

Mirinda Crissman (2019-07-10). Acts of solidarity with migrants grow. workers.org The United States government is waging a white-supremacist, imperialist, neocolonial war on multiple fronts. While this war on oppressed people rages on, people across the country and the world are taking a stand against state violence. Violence abroad can take many forms like resource extraction, economic sanctions and regime change. . . . | Continue reading Acts of solidarity with migrants grow at Workers.org

Mazda Majidi (2019-07-10). Iran breaks out of nuclear accord: Should the world be concerned? liberationnews.org Since early July, President Hassan Rouhani and several other officials have been announcing Iran's intention to start going beyond the restrictions set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Michael Doliner (2019-07-10). Piddling in the Think Tank. counterpunch.org So let's see if I've got this straight. Obama signed the JCPOA with Iran and other countries to get out of a tight spot. He was on the verge of being forced to go to war with Iran. That would have been a disaster. Signing this agreement was supposed to relax the tension. The agreement More

Staff (2019-07-10). Headlines for July 10, 2019. democracynow.org Children Recount Mistreatment, Sexual Abuse at Yuma, AZ Migrant Jail, Scabies, Shingles & Chickenpox Spreading Among Children at Clint, TX Migrant Jail, Jewish Activists Arrested After Protesting Migrant Detention on Capitol Hill, Judge Rejects DOJ Move to Replace Legal Team Charged with Census Citizenship Battle, Court Says Trump Cannot Block Critics on Twitter, U.K. Ambassador Resigns After Leaked Cables Scandal, Afghan Peace Talks Close as Deadly Attacks Continue, Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Constitutionality of Affordable Care Act, Megan Rapinoe to Trump: "Your Message Is Excluding People", Calls Grow fo…

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-10). China's Belt and Road, Trump's Trade War and the Future of the Global Economy. globalresearch.ca Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan told the audience at this year's World Peace Forum that "development is the key to resolving all issues", remarking in the run-up to his conclusion that "China's development can't shut out the rest of the …

Ben Norton (2019-07-10). The Guardian publishes, then censors Jewish open letter defending smeared pro-Corbyn Labour MP Chris Williamson. thegrayzone.com Britain's leading newspaper The Guardian, which has relentlessly attacked Jeremy Corbyn and his leftist allies, published but then quickly removed…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-07-10). John Bolton and the Trump Derangement Syndrome. globalresearch.ca CNN's Jake Tapper's anti-Donald vendetta, amplified by the Trump Derangement Syndrome, demonstrates just how disingenuous a corporate script-reader can be. | It's true, Bolton wasn't on the Trump neocon team during the campaign, but this is largely irrelevant. | From the very …

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-10). Israel's Scheme to Bury the Nakba. "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" globalresearch.ca Israel's 1947-48 Nakba against the Palestinian people was and remains one of history's great crimes — what Ilan Pappe called "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" in his book by this title. | Establishment of the Jewish state came at the expense …

Nick Turse (2019-07-10). Pentagon Document Shows U.S. Knew of "Credible" Reports of Civilian Casualties After Its Attacks in Somalia. theintercept.com U.S. Africa Command claimed no civilians were hurt in its attacks in Somalia — but its own internal assessment shows this isn't true.

Thomas Hon Wing Polin (2019-07-10). Hong Kong: New Epicenter of the Empire's Smear Campaign Against China? counterpunch.org Photograph Source: 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests by Studio Incendo — CC BY 2.0 | As the Western Empire ramps up its full-spectrum war on the Chinese, its latest target is Hong Kong, China's premier special administrative region (SAR). Even the latest wave of media assaults confirms it. | An essential adjunct to an Imperial attack on any designated victim is a sustained campaign of demonization, conducted through mainstream media and supported by associated local media. Such a drive had been onging in Hong Kong, since the former Britis…

Mallika Khanna (2019-07-10). Climate change is a working-class and poor people's issue. peoplesworld.org If you've read anything about climate change over the past year, you've probably heard about the IPCC report that gives a 12-year deadline for limiting climate change catastrophe. But for many parts of the world, climate change already is a catastrophe. Recently in Bihar, one of the poorest states in India, more than 40 people were killed by a severe heat …

Morning Star (2019-07-10). Israel's illegal apartheid wall turns 15. peoplesworld.org

Staff (2019-07-10). Appeals Court Sides With Trump in Hotel Lawsuit. truthdig.com RICHMOND, Va.—A federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel, handing Trump a significant legal victory on Wednesday. | A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously overturned the ruling of a federal judge in Maryland who said the lawsuit could move forward. | The state of Maryland and the District of Columbia sued in 2017, claiming Trump has violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution…

Vijay Prashad (2019-07-10). Why Trump caved to China and Huawei. mronline.org Everything about the trade war between the United States and China is bewildering. Truces would come out of nowhere but then they would be set aside by U.S. President Donald Trump in a stream of tweets at odd hours. Regardless, Huawei and China are unlikely to blink. They have the upper hand. | Source

Staff (2019-07-10). Amazon, Microsoft Battle Over Pentagon's 'War Cloud'. truthdig.com Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away. | Formally called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure plan, or JEDI, the military's computing project would store and process vast amounts of classified data, allowing the Pentagon to use artificial intelligence to speed up its war planning and fighting capabilities. The Defense Department hopes to award the winner-take-all con…

Eric Walberg (2019-07-10). Barack Obama: "Turns Out I'm Really Good At Killing People" dissidentvoice.org In Obama's Unending Wars, Kuzmarov has brought together many telling proofs, nuggets, of just how horrible the world is, and just how responsible the US and its henchmen around the world are. A kind of who-does-it. Kuzmarov is that rare analyst (Belen Fernandez is another) who respects footnotes, leaving fascinating bits there that would otherwise …

Andre Vltchek (2019-07-10). If You Provoke the Entire World, Something May Happen. globalresearch.ca The United States believes that it is so invincible, exceptional and so frightening that no one would ever dare to protest, let alone defend its people against constant humiliation, economic embargos and military threats. | It used to be like this …

Fred Baumgarten (2019-07-10). We are the Losers: Played Again by King Donald. counterpunch.org I spent last weekend considering the latest word salad plated by our Accidental President and enjoying some of the endless satirical memes about Revolutionary air forces and such, until they became tiresome and predictable—which was in about five minutes. (Still to come: John Oliver, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, and a thousand other talk show hosts More

Walden Bello (2019-07-10). Elections in the Era of Charismatic Politics. counterpunch.org Elections are often regarded as the quintessential expression of democracy. Yet elections can have undemocratic outcomes. The carefully choreographed election designed to give a fig leaf to an authoritarian regime is something everyone is familiar with. But there is also the paradoxical case where a relatively free and fair election ends up bringing the winner More

2019-07-11: Social Media Postees

The inhumane treatment of migrants is not new. It's a key part of a decades-old bipartisan policy
Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-11
More than a week after lawmakers flocked to the U.S.-Mexico border to observe the horrible treatment of refugee children and families in immigration jails, reports of unsafe and unsanitary conditions for asylum seekers are continuing. In Clint, Texas, the Border Patrol station that garnered international attention for jailing hundreds of migrant children without access to …
nationofchange.org/2019/07/11/the-inhuma…

"We're all human beings": On the border in Nogales, Ariz
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-11
In the coming weeks, People's World correspondent Al Neal will be reporting from sites all along the U.S.-Mexico border. In his dispatches, you will get a view of the towns and people caught up in Trump's "border crisis." You will see the women, men, and children impacted by the administration's immigration policies as well as …
peoplesworld.org/article/were-all-human-…

"Unconscionable & Unacceptable": Rep. Barragán Decries Detention of Migrant Children in Prison Cells
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-11
Yazmin Juárez, the Guatemalan mother whose child died from a lung infection after being held in an ICE detention center, testified before members of a congressional panel Wednesday. She shared the story of her daughter, 19-month-old Mariee, who died last year shortly after being released from the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas. Juárez filed a $60 million lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Patrol and the Department of Health and Human Services. The House subcommittee convened to examine the treatment of refugees in U.S.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/11/nanette_b…

Video: Prospects of War in the Persian Gulf Region
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
Since Donald Trump has been in office, Iran and the United States have faced the worst crisis in their relations since the fall of the pro-American Shah regime in 1979. The situation escalated in early May, when US sanctions came …
globalresearch.ca/video-prospects-war-persian-gulf-region/5683272

Irán sale del acuerdo nuclear: ødebería preocuparse el mundo?
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-11
Desde principios de julio, el presidente iraní Hassan Rouhani y otros funcionarios han estado anunciando la intención de Irán de ir más allá de las restricciones establecidas por el Plan de Acción Integral Conjunto (JCPOA por sus siglas en inglés).
liberationnews.org/iran-sale-del-acuerdo…

Iran Declares War on the USA's Covert Influence in Iraq
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
When US officials visited Baghdad and met with the Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, they had two requests: first, to close all commerce and financial exchanges with Iran to strangle the Iranian economy and bring it to its knees. …
globalresearch.ca/iran-declares-war-usas-covert-influence-iraq/5683333

Can Iran's Shrewd Diplomacy Avert War With Washington?
Roxane Farmanfarmaian | thenation.com | 2019-07-11
Can Iran's Shrewd Diplomacy Avert War With Washington?
thenation.com/article/can-irans-shrewd-d…

O-I-L: The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis
Michael T. Klare | commondreams.org | 2019-07-11
If the United States goes to war with Iran, you are unlikely to hear the word "oil" uttered by top Trump administration officials, but make no mistake: that three-letter word lies at the root of the present crisis, not to speak of the world's long-term fate. (Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'We will overcome their greed': Bernie Sanders releases anti-endorsement list
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-11
Bernie Sanders is going on the offensive against the Wall Street Bankers and various members of the 1% that have viciously opposed his candidacy by releasing an anti-endorsement list. | "We can propose all the ideas and plans we want, but nothing will fundamentally change until we have the guts to take on the most powerful corporate interests in America," says Sanders in an introduction to the list. "That is why I am proud to announce the modern-day oligarchs who oppose our movement." | Sanders' list includes the following: | Billionaire Haim Saban, who called for the bombing of Iran in 2014 and criticizes any…
nationofchange.org/2019/07/11/we-will-ov…

Oil Is Driving the Iran Crisis
Michael T. Klare | thenation.com | 2019-07-11
Oil Is Driving the Iran Crisis…
thenation.com/article/oil-is-driving-the…

Im/migrants and the repressive state
Editor | workers.org | 2019-07-11
A grassroots movement has been growing across the U.S. to counter the government's brutal campaign targeting im/migrants. As more people of all ages die horrible deaths in the desert north of the border, in the border rivers and in detention camps — including the hellholes set up to warehouse small . . . | Continue reading Im/migrants and the repressive state at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/07/11/im-migrants-and-t…

Activists Walk "Cease and Desist" Order into Nuclear Weapons Base
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-11
Media Advisory/For Immediate Release/July 10, 2019 BàúCHEL, Germany — Eleven international peace activists entered the Bàºchel Air Base southwest of Frankfurt early this morning to deliver what they called a "Treaty Enforcement Order" declaring that the sharing of US nuclear weapons at the base is a "criminal conspiracy to commit war crimes." Upon entering the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/activists-wal…

Give Peace a Chance: Don't Believe the War Profiteers
Roy Eidelson | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
In late May, Vice President Mike Pence was the commencement speaker at West Point. In part, he told the graduating cadets this: "It is a virtual certainty that you will fight on a battlefield for America at some point in your life. You will lead soldiers in combat. It will happen…And when that day comes, I know you will move to the sound of the guns and do your duty, and you will fight, and you will win. The American people expect nothing less."
counterpunch.org/2019/07/11/give-peace-a…

Peace Action Endorses 'the Squad' — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-07-11
Washington, D.C. — July 11, 2019 — Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization, has endorsed four progressive champions for the House of Representatives in the 2020 election, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for New York's 14th district, Rep. Ilhan Omar for Minnesota's 5th district, Rep. Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts' 7th district, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib …
peaceaction.org/2019/07/11/peace-action-…

Peace Action Endorses 'The Squad' — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib for Congress
commondreams.org | 2019-07-11
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Suffer the Little Children: Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
Tamara Starblanket's book, Suffer the Little Children: Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State (with a foreword by Ward Churchill and an afterword by Sharon H. Venne), does what she declares it to do in the first chapter: | "… …
globalresearch.ca/suffer-the-little-children-genocide-indigenous-nations-and-the-canadian-state/5683311

The Difference Between Liberals and Leftists
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
Living as they do in a bipolar political world where politics consists of Democrats and Republicans and no other ideology is real, media corporations in the United States use left, liberal and Democrat as synonyms. This is obviously wrong and clearly untrue–Democrats are a party, leftism and liberalism are ideologies, and Democratic politics are frequently…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/11/the-differen…

Debunking the Indo-Pacific Myth
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
The Trump administration is obsessively spinning the concept of a "free and open Indo-Pacific". Apart from a small coterie of scholars, very few people around the world, especially across the Global South, know what that means since the then incipient …
globalresearch.ca/debunking-indo-pacific-myth/5683301

The Death of Privacy: Government Fearmongers to Read Your Mail
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
It is discouraging to note just how the United States has been taking on the attributes of a police state since 9/11. Stories of police raids on people's homes gone wrong are frequently in the news. In one recent incident, …
globalresearch.ca/death-privacy-government-fearmongers-read-your-mail/5683328

Water wars: As climate change escalates, South Asia's already fighting over water
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-11
During the faceoff earlier this year between India and Pakistan over a terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitaries in Kashmir, New Delhi made an existential threat to Islamabad. The weapon was not India's considerable nuclear arsenal, but one still capable of inflicting ruinous destruction: water. "Our government has decided to stop our …
peoplesworld.org/article/water-wars-as-c…

Do You Dream of Naked Women
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
Do You Dream of Naked Women | Do you dream of naked women | Crawling through the mud | Skeletal, and bald, | But for some wisps of hair | Stuck to their skulls | Dragging themselves up to tanks, | And ordnance, and swallowing them? | No? | Hmm…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/11/do-you-dream…

Oregon's Republican 'Walkout' Was a Serious Defeat For the Left
Shamus Cooke | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
Oregon's political crisis made national news after eleven Republican Senators fled the state, shutting down the legislature dominated by a supermajority of Democrats. Even with the governorship and legislature firmly in hand, the Democrats were soundly defeated by a tiny group that exploited the quorum rule in the state's constitution, achieving their main goal of…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/11/oregons-repu…

Conjuring the Spirit of Columbo Against the High-Functioning, Sociopathic 1%
Elizabeth Keyes | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
I celebrate the late, great Peter Falk for his legendary "populist" characterization of Lt. Columbo, relentless nemesis to the Gucci'd "above the law" types who tried to use power and money to cavalierly escape responsibility for profound crimes against humankind. I celebrate the Columbo TV series' enactments of takedowns of the down-and-dirty high-and-mighties, since we…
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The Problem With Fuel Breaks
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
In June the BLM released a draft EIS Programmatic EIS for Fuel Breaks in the Great Basin. The proposal would authorize the creation of 11,000 miles of fuel breaks primarily in sagebrush ecosystems across parts of Nevada, California, Utah, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. This plan is a government boondoggle that will cost a significant amount of…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/11/the-problem-…

The Snow Queen and Bremen's Hopes
Victor Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
Being sucked into the political maelstrom are the two vessels which headed every Federal German government since 1949. Elections to the European Union's Parliament in May gave the "Christian Union" a measly, chilly 28.9%. Though still Germany's biggest, its keel is wobbling. With mumbling about Angela Merkel's views and health (sharp eyes and tongues have…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/11/the-snow-que…

The Riptide of American Militarism
William Astore | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
Put up with me for just a moment while I wax literary. It turns out that, if French novelist Marcel Proust lived today, he might have had to retitle his Remembrance of Things Past as Remembrance of Things Present, or even more sadly, Things Future. As an ex-military man who lived through part of the…
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Photo ID is Obsolete and Unnecessary. Facial Recognition Technology Makes It Dangerous
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
In mid-May, San Francisco, California became the first American city to ban use of facial recognition surveillance technology by its police department and other city agencies. That's a wise and ethical policy, as a July 7 piece at the Washington Post proves. Citing documents gathered by Georgetown Law researchers,…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/11/photo-id-is-…

Measures of a Small Mind
Walter Clemens | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
How often a leader speaks of an idea or value signals its importance to him or her–or, at least, how important they think it might be to their listeners. It also suggests the range of their ideas. By these measures, the table shows that President Donald Trump has the smallest mind and most narrow vision…
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The Honduran Coup — One Decade Later
Nick Alexandrov | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Early summer. A hotel bar, a quiet night. You finish another beer. You press the barback for his thoughts on Manuel Zelaya, the president toppled ten years ago. The bartender taps the counter to interrupt you. "That man," pointing to a far corner, "bought you a drink." You turn to look. "He has it there. He'd like to speak with you." You walk, less unsteady than you'd feared, across the room to his table.
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Too Many Africans?
Stephen Corry | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
The cry that the world is overpopulated is more than two hundred years old, from a period when perhaps a billion people stood on the planet. There are now nearly eight times as many and it's become normal to blame them — us — for the ills which beset "nature." There are just too many of us, and we're using up too many of the world's resources. But how true is this really? And, what should be done about it?
counterpunch.org/2019/07/11/too-many-afr…

Ongoing Atrocities in Syria. Missile Attacks Directed against Civilians
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
9 July was a particularly lethal day for Syrians in their homeland. As is their tendency, the choreographs of the warmongering, military industrial complex media have busily diverted eyes on the undiplomatic row between Trump and newly resigned British ambassador; …
globalresearch.ca/ongoing-atrocities-in-syria-missile-attacks-directed-against-civilians/5683283

How to Pay for It All: Central Banking Asia Style
Ellen Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
The Democratic Party has clearly swung to the progressive left, with candidates in the first round of presidential debates coming up with one program after another to help the poor, the disadvantaged and the struggling middle class. Proposals ranged from …
globalresearch.ca/how-pay-it-all-option-candidates-missed/5683275

I Still Can't Get No Satisfaction. Relentless War Propaganda
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
I can't get no satisfaction | I can't get me no satisfaction | And I try and I try and I try t-t-t-t-try try | I can't get no I can't get me no | When I'm riding in my car | And a man …
globalresearch.ca/i-still-cant-get-no-satisfaction-relentless-war-propaganda/5683271

Canada Joins Campaign to Stifle Criticism of Israel
John Clarke | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
On June 25, Canada's Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism announced that the Trudeau government's new anti-racism strategy would include the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. The Co-Chair of the Centre for Israel and …
globalresearch.ca/canada-joins-campaign-stifle-criticism-israel/5683337

Monsanto seeks to reverse jury verdict in cancer case they lost
Alexandra Jacobo | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-11
Monsanto is fighting back against the $2 billion verdict awarded to a couple that claimed the company's infamous herbicide, Roundup, caused their cancer. | Claiming that the plaintiffs' counsel misconduct was "egregious and rampant," the mega-corporation is calling for a new trial or judgment notwithstanding verdict. | Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a couple in their 70s, used Roundup for 30 years until 2016 when they stopped after being made aware the glyphosate was possibly linked to cancer. | After the ruling Bayer, which recently purchased Monsanto, released the following statement: "Bayer is disappointed with t…
nationofchange.org/2019/07/11/monsanto-s…

The anti-fascist art of Otto Dix and George Grosz
Jenny Farrell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-11
Almost 80 years after the outbreak of World War II, it is worth remembering two German artists whose work was dedicated to the fight against fascism and war. They are the painters Otto Dix and George Grosz, who died fifty and sixty years ago respectively this month. Otto Dix (1891-1969) was an uncompromising fighter against …
peoplesworld.org/article/the-anti-fascis…

Sexual harassment and bullying at Westminster exposed by new report
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-11
WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS INFORMATION SOME READERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING. | A probe into sexual intimidation and harassment at Westminster has found that MPs' staff face an "unacceptable risk" of abuse. | The hard-hitting independent investigation heard that some people who work for MPs have to cope with "very serious sexual assault" and having heavy objects thrown at them in bouts of "uncontrollable rage". | Gemma White QC said there was a "significant problem" about the way some MPs treated those who worked for them. | She said the House of Commons authorities had been too slow to act in response to previou…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/07/11/sexual-harassment-and-bullying-at-westminster-exposed-by-new-report/

The World Needs a Water Treaty
Conn Hallinan | commondreams.org | 2019-07-11
By 2025, two-thirds of the world's population could be under "water stress" conditions, setting the groundwork for conflict and wars. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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New North Sea oil exploration dangerous and irresponsible, warn green groups
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-11
Environmental campaigners have warned a move to open up new areas of the North Sea for exploration by oil and gas firms is "dangerous". | While the UK government has recently committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) — which became a government company in 2016 — announced the latest round of licensing applications. | A total of 768 blocks or part blocks are being made available for exploration in different areas of the UK Continental Shelf. | While the OGA argues oil and gas will "remain an important part of our energy mix for the foreseeable future", WWF Scotla…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/07/11/new-north-sea-oil-exploration-dangerous-and-irresponsible-warn-green-groups/

Bernie Sanders Unveils 'Anti-Endorsement' List of Billionaires
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-11
Asking the American public to judge his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign by both its supporters and its powerful enemies, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday unveiled an " anti-endorsement" list consisting of prominent billionaires, Wall Street bankers, and corporate CEOs who have attacked his candidacy and policies. | "You can tell who is truly fighting for working families by the enemies they make, and we've made a lot of enemies," Sanders said in a statement. "We understand that nothing will fundamentally change for working Americans unless we have t…
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Vale John Ellis
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-11
Friend and comrade John Ellis died suddenly on June 15. | An activist and photographer, John was passionate about social justice. He worked for The Herald and Weekly Times (HWT), where he was an active member of the Printing and Kindred Industries Union. | He was known for his letters to the editor. Former HWT chairperson Sir Keith MacPherson knew him by reputation. | In retirement, his letters were compiled in a volume called Letters to the Editor. The first dated from 1968 and related to the Vietnam War. One extract states: "I will continue to demonstrate, peacefully or violently if necessary, to prevent our so…
greenleft.org.au/content/vale-john-ellis

Another nail in Russiagate coffin? Federal judge destroys key Mueller report claim
rt.com | 2019-07-11
Special counsel Robert Mueller's claim of "sweeping and systematic" Russian meddling in the 2016 US election just took another body blow, as a federal judge ruled that his indictment of a 'troll farm' is not actual proof of it. | …
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Judge Emma Arbuthnot refuses to recuse herself in show trial of Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2019-07-11
Assange's scalp must be taken at all costs to further imperialism's colonial-style wars of conquest and global war on the social and democratic rights of the working class…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/11/assa…

Prominent Australian academic suggests building nuclear weapons
wsws.org | 2019-07-11
The debate over nuclear weapons is another warning of the advanced preparations for war being made in capitals around the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/11/whit…

Venezuela and International Law
Urs P. Gascha | indybay.org | 2019-07-11
International law professors explain a US military incursion in Venezuela would violate the UN Charter. "All nations must desist from any threat or use of force in their international relations. The media and governments denounce violations of international law very selectively. International norms promote peaceful coexistence, not the right of the stronger.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/10/1882456…

Battle for Libya: Major Players and Changing Coalitions
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-11
Relations between Libya, under the control of Khalifa Haftar (Tobruk's government), and Turkey are at a critical point in the aftermath of an airstrike Haftar`s forces carried out against a refugee camp in Tripoli. Haftar has refused responsibility, calling the incident a false-flag conducted by his rival al-Sarraj. Harsh statements from both sides quickly followed, …
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Representative Barragán Decries Detention of Migrant Children in Jail Cells
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-11
Yazmin Juárez, the Guatemalan mother whose child died after being held in an ICE detention center from a lung infection, testified before members of a congressional panel Wednesday. She shared the story of her daughter, 19-month-old Mariee, who died last year shortly after being released from the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas. Juárez filed a $60 million lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Patrol and the Department of Health and Human Services. The House subcommittee convened to examine the treatment of…
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Goal of Trump's ICE Raids Threat, Warn Rights Advocates, Is to 'Terrorize Immigrant Communities'
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-11
"No matter who you are or what your status is, this is the United States of America—where ALL people have rights." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Socialist Analysis & Discussion on U.S. War Threats Against Iran
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-07-11
San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St.
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Fed signals it will bow to Wall Street's demands
wsws.org | 2019-07-11
Fed Chairman Powell's testimony to Congress yesterday was warmly welcomed by the financial markets, with Wall Street's S&P 500 index at one point surpassing 3,000, a new record.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/11/pers…

Hiring the swamp: Meet new RFE/RL boss, a Russiagate-pushing neocon
rt.com | 2019-07-11
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a US government-funded propaganda outfit, will soon get a new president — a NeverTrump neoconservative flack, who last worked at an outfit promoting the 'Russiagate conspiracy.' | …
rt.com/usa/463955-rfe-fly-neocon-preside…

The phony war between Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez
wsws.org | 2019-07-11
The policy of the House Democrats is being set, not by the "lefts," but by the most right-wing faction with close ties to the military-intelligence apparatus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/11/pelo…

Five new books for ecosocialists
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-11
Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus looks at five new books of interest to ecosocialists. | Vanishing Fish: Shifting Baselines & the Future of Global Fisheries | By Daniel Pauly | Greystone Books, 2019 | Award-winning biologist Daniel Pauly examines the parlous state of today's global fisheries. Starting with the rapid expansion that followed World War II, he traces the arc of the fishing industry's ensuing demise, offering insights into how and why it has failed. His practical recommendations for a way forward incorporate a vision of a vib…
greenleft.org.au/content/five-new-books-ecosocialists-6

War games promoted as 'cash splash' for war-weary public
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-11
Queensland's tourism boss Daniel Gschwind has welcomed the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan to Brisbane for the biannual US-Australia war games as a fantastic economic opportunity — a "cash splash for Queensland". | "Friendly visitors, eager to explore, pent-up demand to have a bit of relaxation and see a bit more of Queensland … the old stereotypes don't apply here necessarily anymore", he enthused on July 6. | The old stereotypes? He was likely referring to persistent a…
greenleft.org.au/content/war-games-promoted-cash-splash-war-weary-public

Court orders UK to suspend Saudi Arabia arms sales over Yemen war
wsws.org | 2019-07-11
The case confirmed that the British government sought to evade international law by selling arms knowing they would be used in war crimes.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/11/saud…

Republicans Scold Elizabeth Warren for Echoing Ariel Sharon on Israeli Occupation
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-07-11
Right-wing Israelis, and their supporters in the United States, have spent the last 48 hours venting their fury at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, since the Massachusetts Democrat told a young Jewish activist that she would press Israel to end its military rule over millions of disenfranchised Palestinians in territories it seized by force in 1967. | To be more precise, Warren's critics, led by the Republican Jewish Coalition, have expressed outrage that she said, "yes — so, I'm there," when asked, as she campaigned for the presidency in New Hampshire…
theintercept.com/2019/07/10/republicans-…

Elizabeth Warren espouses economic nationalist policies aligned with Donald Trump
wsws.org | 2019-07-11
Despite her public image as a representative of the "left" wing of the Democratic Party, Warren is a highly conscious and self-declared advocate of capitalism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/11/warr…

Brexit: British Lorries to be Turned Back at Dover by Shipping Companies
Pà∂là∂s Zsófia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
British lorries that do not have proper documentation will not be able to reach France after a no-deal Brexit because shipping companies will not allow them to board their ships in Dover. These trucks are going to be turned back | …
globalresearch.ca/brexit-british-lorries-turned-back-dover-shipping-companies/5683319

Would Blacklisting Iran's IRGC and Increasing US Military Presence in the Persian Gulf Lead to Hostilities in the Strait of Hormuz?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-11
PART I Washington's recent designation of Iran's elite, 125,000-member IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) as an FTO (Foreign Terrorist Organization) was more or less overlooked in the Western media as a typical story and lost in the short attention span of the daily news cycle. Without sounding too alarmist, the story actually signaled a rather …
uwidata.com/4193-would-blacklisting-iran…

At Amazon's Annual Summit, Hundreds Demand Tech Giant Stop Providing 'Invisible Backbone' to Trump's Anti-Immigration Agenda
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-11
Both inside and outside the Amazon Web Services Summit in New York on Thursday, tech workers, immigrants, and rights advocates demanded that the company end its support of immigration enforcement agencies and what critics called President Donald Trump's "deportation machine." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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7-6-19 Julian Assange and Press Freedom forum
DJ Mouse | indybay.org | 2019-07-11
Wikileaks: the Global Fourth Estate author Nozomi Hayase and award winning reporter Ann Garrison defended Julian Assange at last Saturday's 'Suds, Snacks and Socialism' at the Starry Plough…(142 min.)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/08/1882455…

Charité at War: A chilling portrayal of Nazism and its crimes
wsws.org | 2019-07-11
Charité at War is a German television drama, set in the years 1943 to 1945 at Berlin's Charité hospital, one of the most prominent in Europe. The series depicts life under Nazi rule.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/11/char…

House Judiciary Committee approves subpoenas for 12 witnesses in Trump probe
rt.com | 2019-07-11
The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee has approved subpoenas for 12 witnesses in the ongoing probe into whether President Trump obstructed special counsel Robert Mueller's 'Russian collusion' investigation. | …
rt.com/usa/463961-house-judiciary-commit…

The fight for WA's radical labour heritage
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-11
A Natural Battleground: The Fight to Establish a Rail Heritage Centre at Western Australia's Midway Railway Workshops | By Bobbie Oliver | Interventions, Melbourne | 2019, 132 pages | The 90-year-old Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR) Workshops, based in the Perth suburb of Midland, were closed in 1994 by Richard Court's Liberal-National coalition state government. | For many years, WAGR had been the biggest employer in the state, employing up to 3000 people, including more than 500 apprentices at its peak in the 1950s. With this closure, the state lost a major employer of skilled tradespe…
greenleft.org.au/content/fight-wa%E2%80%99s-radical-labour-heritage

Majorities of Both US Veterans and Public Believe Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan 'Not Worth Fighting'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-11
The majority of American veterans and members of the general public agreed in a new survey that the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the U.S. military campaign in Syria were all "not worth fighting." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/11/majorit…

Socialist Analysis & Discussion "The War on Immigrants & the Fight Back Movement"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-07-11
2969 Mission St. near 26th St.
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Selected Articles: Geopolitical Crisis in the Middle East
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
Global Research has over 50,000 subscribers to our Newsletter. | Our objective is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-geopolitical-crisis-in-the-middle-east-monetary-system-no-deal-brexit/5683340

Eyewitness: U.S. tax dollars fund state-run terrorism in the Philippines
John Prysner | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-11
Liberation News visits Caraga, a resource-rich region in northern Mindanao that has become a flashpoint of struggle in the Philippines.
liberationnews.org/eyewitness-u-s-tax-do…

Humanity Sleep-Walking Toward 'Mass Extinction'
Andy Rowell | commondreams.org | 2019-07-11
"Today's oceans are absorbing carbon about an order of magnitude faster than the worst case in the geologic record." (Photo: Onny Carr/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Stop the Deportations! US Hands off Iran and Venezuela! National Day of Protest
Judy Greenspan | indybay.org | 2019-07-11
Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland…
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Stop Immigrant Arrests, Close the Camps, Transform Immigration Policy
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
Public awareness of the brutal repression against immigrants seeking entry to the United States, the reasons for their migration, and terrorism against immigrants living in the US are reaching levels that make them hard to ignore. The current immigration crisis …
globalresearch.ca/stop-immigrant-arrests-close-camps-transform-immigration-policy/5683281

In Mozambique, it's 'a matter of the heart' says Guterres, lauding the cyclone-struck nation's 'undeniable moral authority'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-11
Arriving in Mozambique to express solidarity and see for himself the damage wrought by two back-to-back cyclones earlier this year, UN chief António Guterres on Thursday said "undeniable moral authority" lay with its people, who had borne the brunt of a disaster linked inexorably to climate change, and a warming world.
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Trump threatens new sanctions amid farcical indictment of Iran
wsws.org | 2019-07-11
Washington used the International Atomic Energy Agency as a forum for charging Iran with violating a treaty that the US itself ripped up.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/11/iran…

Australia must oppose war on Iran
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-11
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pointedly refused to rule out Australian participation in a United States-led war on Iran. Shadow foreign affairs minister Penny Wong has also remained insistently equivocal when pressed to disavow any such military alliance. | Morrison and Wong have condemned Iran as the "leading state sponsor of terror" that has worked to "destabilise" the Greater Middle East. This is the familiar idiom of the US foreign policy establishment as it makes its case for the latest imperial excursion. | It is supposedly in our name that Morrison would send Australians to kill and die in Iran. A war…
greenleft.org.au/content/australia-must-oppose-war-iran

Stop immigrant arrests, close the camps, transform immigration policy
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-11
Public awareness of the brutal repression against immigrants seeking entry to the United States, the reasons for their migration, and terrorism against immigrants living in the U.S. are reaching levels that make them hard to ignore. The current immigration crisis is self-created and bi-partisan. Although the Trump administration's rhetoric is extreme, it reflects policies that …
nationofchange.org/2019/07/11/stop-immig…

How the Climate Crisis Is Pushing Central Americans Out of Their Homes Toward the U.S
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-10
As the U.S. continues to crack down on migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, we look at one of the underreported driving factors leading people to flee their home countries: the climate crisis. John Carlos Frey, author of "Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border," spent time with Central American climate refugees traveling in a caravan toward the United States. He says, "If this drought continues, we're looking at all-out famine from Central America. …That's one of the major reasons why they're coming. … The government doesn't even acknowledge the fact that there is a climate c…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/10/john_carl…

New Jersey Political Boss Warns "Certain Elements of the Working Class" Are Turned Off by Embrace of Immigrants
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-07-10
George Norcross, a Cory Booker ally, said "the Democratic Party has not been attractive to certain elements of the working class," echoing Trump's rhetoric.
theintercept.com/2019/07/10/george-norcr…

John Carlos Frey: America's Deadly Stealth War on the Mexico Border Is Approaching Genocide
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-10
John Carlos Frey's new book, "Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border," chronicles how the U.S.-Mexico border became a war zone through decades of deadly bipartisan immigration policy. But it also examines the border through the personal history of his family. Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Frey moved to the U.S. with his family when he was a toddler in 1965. He grew up in southern San Diego, California, where he witnessed the effects of American immigration policy on the borderlands every day. His father was an American citizen. His mother was a Mexican immigrant. Frey's book is dedicated "To my mot…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/10/john_carl…

The Inhumane Treatment of Migrants Is Not New. It's a Key Part of a Decades-Old Bipartisan Policy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-10
More than a week after lawmakers flocked to the U.S.-Mexico border to observe the horrible treatment of refugee children and families in immigration jails, reports of unsafe and unsanitary conditions for asylum seekers are continuing. In Clint, Texas, the Border Patrol station that garnered international attention for jailing hundreds of migrant children without access to sufficient food, water, beds or medical care now has a spreading outbreak of scabies, shingles and chickenpox, according to border agents. In Yuma, Arizona, NBC reports that jailed migrant children have been subjected to mistreatment and sexual…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/10/john_carl…

Norway, Bachelet, and the Twilight of Guaido's Insurrection
Ociel Alí López | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-10
Venezuelanalysis — Guaido's uprising is going through its terminal phrase. He does not yet appear to have reached his end as leader, as he still produces and consolidates an important consensus among the opposition. What has decisively failed is his attempt to form a government without elections with the backing of the hawks in Washington. In almost six months since his self-swearing in as "interim president," it has become palpable that his governing is truly impossible. The coup de grace was de…
mintpressnews.com/venezuela-bachelet-twi…

Acts of solidarity with migrants grow
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2019-07-10
The United States government is waging a white-supremacist, imperialist, neocolonial war on multiple fronts. While this war on oppressed people rages on, people across the country and the world are taking a stand against state violence. Violence abroad can take many forms like resource extraction, economic sanctions and regime change. . . . | Continue reading Acts of solidarity with migrants grow at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/07/09/acts-of-solidarit…

Iran breaks out of nuclear accord: Should the world be concerned?
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-10
Since early July, President Hassan Rouhani and several other officials have been announcing Iran's intention to start going beyond the restrictions set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
liberationnews.org/iran-breaks-out-of-nu…

Piddling in the Think Tank
Michael Doliner | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
So let's see if I've got this straight. Obama signed the JCPOA with Iran and other countries to get out of a tight spot. He was on the verge of being forced to go to war with Iran. That would have been a disaster. Signing this agreement was supposed to relax the tension. The agreement…
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The Inhumane Treatment of Migrants Is Not New
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
counterpunch.org/2019/07/10/the-inhumane…

China's Belt and Road, Trump's Trade War and the Future of the Global Economy
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan told the audience at this year's World Peace Forum that "development is the key to resolving all issues", remarking in the run-up to his conclusion that "China's development can't shut out the rest of the …
globalresearch.ca/chinas-belt-and-road-trumps-trade-war-and-the-future-of-the-global-economy/5683192

The Guardian publishes, then censors Jewish open letter defending smeared pro-Corbyn Labour MP Chris Williamson
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-10
Britain's leading newspaper The Guardian, which has relentlessly attacked Jeremy Corbyn and his leftist allies, published but then quickly removed…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/10/the-guardian-…

John Bolton and the Trump Derangement Syndrome
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
CNN's Jake Tapper's anti-Donald vendetta, amplified by the Trump Derangement Syndrome, demonstrates just how disingenuous a corporate script-reader can be. | It's true, Bolton wasn't on the Trump neocon team during the campaign, but this is largely irrelevant. | From the very …
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Israel's Scheme to Bury the Nakba. "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
Israel's 1947-48 Nakba against the Palestinian people was and remains one of history's great crimes — what Ilan Pappe called "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" in his book by this title. | Establishment of the Jewish state came at the expense …
globalresearch.ca/israels-scheme-bury-nakba/5683236

Hong Kong: New Epicenter of the Empire's Smear Campaign Against China?
Thomas Hon Wing Polin | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
Photograph Source: 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests by Studio Incendo — CC BY 2.0 | As the Western Empire ramps up its full-spectrum war on the Chinese, its latest target is Hong Kong, China's premier special administrative region (SAR). Even the latest wave of media assaults confirms it. | An essential adjunct to an Imperial attack on any designated victim is a sustained campaign of demonization, conducted through mainstream media and supported by associated local media. Such a drive had been onging in Hong Kong, since the former Britis…
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If You Provoke the Entire World, Something May Happen
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
The United States believes that it is so invincible, exceptional and so frightening that no one would ever dare to protest, let alone defend its people against constant humiliation, economic embargos and military threats. | It used to be like this …
globalresearch.ca/if-you-provoke-the-entire-world-something-may-happen/5683232

Why Trump caved to China and Huawei
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-07-10
Everything about the trade war between the United States and China is bewildering. Truces would come out of nowhere but then they would be set aside by U.S. President Donald Trump in a stream of tweets at odd hours. Regardless, Huawei and China are unlikely to blink. They have the upper hand. | Source…
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Pentagon Document Shows U.S. Knew of "Credible" Reports of Civilian Casualties After Its Attacks in Somalia
Nick Turse | theintercept.com | 2019-07-10
U.S. Africa Command claimed no civilians were hurt in its attacks in Somalia — but its own internal assessment shows this isn't true.
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Elections in the Era of Charismatic Politics
Walden Bello | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
Elections are often regarded as the quintessential expression of democracy. Yet elections can have undemocratic outcomes. The carefully choreographed election designed to give a fig leaf to an authoritarian regime is something everyone is familiar with. But there is also the paradoxical case where a relatively free and fair election ends up bringing the winner…
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We are the Losers: Played Again by King Donald
Fred Baumgarten | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
I spent last weekend considering the latest word salad plated by our Accidental President and enjoying some of the endless satirical memes about Revolutionary air forces and such, until they became tiresome and predictable–which was in about five minutes. (Still to come: John Oliver, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, and a thousand other talk show hosts…
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Speaking Truth to Power
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
Last week Rep. Justin Amash, formerly a very conservative Republican member of Congress and the right-wing House Freedom Caucus, declared he's no longer a member of either the party or the caucus. He is also the only Republican member of Congress to call for the impeachment of president Trump after he actually read the entire…
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NORML's Deputy Director Paul Armentano Speaks Volumes
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
"Passing Prop 64 in California was just the beginning. We'll go on tinkering with cannabis rules and regulations for a long time and we'll also have to address life style issues. In many part of the country marijuana is still associated by and large with hippies. The culture wars will go on." — Paul Armentano,…
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Climate change is a working-class and poor people's issue
Mallika Khanna | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-10
If you've read anything about climate change over the past year, you've probably heard about the IPCC report that gives a 12-year deadline for limiting climate change catastrophe. But for many parts of the world, climate change already is a catastrophe. Recently in Bihar, one of the poorest states in India, more than 40 people were killed by a severe heat …
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Faith in humanity restored after fellow passengers kicked a man off a bus for being a massive racist
Glen Black | thecanary.co | 2019-07-10
Passengers "ejected" a man from a bus because of his reportedly "vile racist" behaviour. And while police are still searching for the abuser, the online response shows the strength of community action. | "The woman… remained calm and collected": | Brighton and Hove News reported that passengers "ejected" a man from a bus in Brighton for launching a racist tirade. The man, who hasn't yet been identified, shouted: "f***ing Syrian…
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The Environmental Fallout of Toxic Plastics

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
Louisiana will hold a public hearing on issuing 15 air permits for Taiwanese company Formosa Plastics. The massive proposed complex would be one of the largest and most toxic plastic production facilities in the world. | On Tuesday, July 9, at …
globalresearch.ca/louisiana-hold-hearing-massive-formosa-plastics-toxic-chemical-complex/5683227

The Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation. The Right to Know. Don't Put in Your Shirt Pocket
Environmental Health Trust | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
A landmark Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the City of Berkeley's cell phone right to know ordinance rejecting industries argument that the ordinance violates the first amendment. The Berkeley ordinance requires retailers to inform consumers that cell phones emit …
globalresearch.ca/the-dangers-of-cell-phone-radiation-the-right-to-know-dont-put-in-your-shirt-pocket/5683223