2018-04-06: Social Media Postees

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University of Chicago student with mental illness shot by campus police
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-06
Suffering from a severe mental breakdown, Charles Thomas was shot and wounded by campus police Tuesday night. He now faces criminal charges.

75 For and 80,945 Against: Nestle allowed to pump more water in Michigan despite public outcry
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-06
Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has given Nestle permission to extract 400 gallons (1,500 liters) of water per minute for its Stanwood bottling plant, in the face of a sustained protest campaign. | RT.com

Sri Lankan prime minister narrowly survives no-confidence resolution
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-06
The principal concern of the ruling elite is a growing financial crisis and the mounting working-class opposition to austerity measures.

Hungary on the eve of parliamentary elections
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-06
According to current opinion polls, the right-wing Fidesz Party will secure victory in Sunday's vote.

Louisiana Bill Aims To Hypercriminalize Pipeline Protests (1/2)
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-06
Civil rights lawyer Bill Quigley says that the legislation is driven by private oil companies who want to clamp down on environmental activists' First Amendment rights and preserve profits derived at the expense of communities of color…

Brothers (1929) and Comradeship (1931): Two films dealing with the workers movement
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-06
Two feature films, part of the Berlin International Film Festival retrospective section, reflect a militant mood among workers in the late 1920s, in particular their striving for a common struggle and international solidarity.

Trump reverses himself on Syria pullout order
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-06
The move came after intense pressure from the Pentagon and much of the corporate media for a more aggressive anti-Russian and anti-Iranian posture.

Haitian army general staff appointed amid tensions with the Dominican Republic
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-06
Recent events show that workers and peasants face grave dangers as the ruling elite on both sides of Hispaniola resurrect figures from their violent pasts.

US escalates anti-Russia campaign as contradictions mount in Skripal narrative
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-06
Yulia Skripal said she and her father are recovering quickly, casting more doubt about the claims that a "weapons grade" nerve gas was involved in the poisoning of the Skripals.

Australia proposes visas for white South Africans
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-06
Home Affairs Minister Dutton insists white farmers deserve "special attention" for humanitarian visas.

Abby Martin interview critical of Israel is blocked by YouTube in 28 countries
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-06
An episode of Abby Martin's Empire Files, featuring journalist Max Blumenthal and spotlighting rising militarism in Israel, has been blocked by YouTube in 28 countries, including Israel and the UK, for violating "local laws." | RT.com

New York City police kill unarmed mentally ill man in Brooklyn
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-06
Police in New York City shot and killed an unarmed Saheed Vassell.

What determines social mobility in America?
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-06
The New York Times cites a new working paper published by the non-profit Equality of Opportunity as proof that race, not class determines social status. But what does the data really show?

Man arrested for detonating 2 'explosive devices' inside California store
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-06
California police have detained a man they believe detonated two small explosive devices inside a store in Ontario. No one was injured in the incident, but authorities had found "additional materials" inside his car. | RT.com

Charities work with UK Home Office to deport rough sleepers
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-06
In 2017, the rough sleeping rate in London showed an 18 percent rise since 2016, with 59 percent of rough sleepers in the capital being non-UK nationals.

'No foul play': Missing CDC expert on Zika & Ebola found drowned after weeks-long search
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-06
US authorities have confirmed that the body of American epidemiologist Timothy Cunningham, who vanished in February, has been found. Police said there were no signs of "foul play" attached to his death. | RT.com

Danny Glover: The Real News Is Yours. Engage It
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-06
On April 4, 2018, The Real Network and Danny Glover commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr on the 50th anniversary of King's assassination. See Glover's message to keep The Real News going…

Teachers' rebellion continues in Oklahoma and across the US
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-06
As the strike by Oklahoma enters its fifth day, protests, stoppages and demands for statewide walkouts by educators are spreading in Kentucky, Arizona and other states.

Trump steps up trade war with proposal for further tariffs on Chinese goods
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-06
The White House said the new directive was in response to the Chinese decision to impose tariffs on $50 billion worth of American exports.

Lebanon: Migrant Worker's Abuse Account
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-06
A migrant domestic worker in Beirut, Lebanon, March 15, 2010. | © 2010 Reuters | (Beirut) — Lebanon's general prosecutor should ensure an adequate investigation into allegations that a migrant domestic worker suffered months of abuse before jumping from a balcony and injuring herself, Human Rights Watch said today. The investigation should ensure that the worker, Lensa Lelisa, an Ethiopian national, can speak to investigators privately and take all feasible measures to assure her physical safety and protect her from any possible retaliation. | In a video filmed on March 11, 2018, and posted to social media on March 26 by the organization This Is Lebanon, Lelisa detailed specific allegations of consistent abuse. She said she feared she would be harmed for speaking out. Two women who visited Lelisa at the hospital…

Kazakhstan: Criminal Probe of Media Outlets
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-06
Journalists, others gather around Vadim Boreiko, journalist and regular contributor to Ratel.kz, for comment after the April 5 court hearing against Ratel.kz and chief editor Marat Asipov. | © 2018 Irina Mednikova | | (Brussels) — Kazakhstan opened a criminal investigation of two prominent independent media outlets on March 30, 2018, for "disseminating knowingly false information," Human Rights Watch said today. | Police on April 2 interrogated four journalists and executed search warrants at the offices of Forbes Kazakhstan and an analytical news portal, Ratel.kz. Police also searched the homes of several journalists from those outlets who are apparently implicated in the case, including a now-deceased Ratel.kz journalist. In a civil action brought by prosecutors, an Almaty court on March 31 preliminarily approved blocking Ratel.kz and its affiliated websites. | "Kazakh authorities have…

Autoworkers speak in support of teachers struggle
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-06
Autoworkers in the greater Detroit area and Chicago voiced support for teachers who are defying the unions to take a stand in defense of public education.

Confidential Shell Oil Report Prompts Lawsuit: They Knew About Climate Change Decades Ago
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-06
What Royal Dutch Shell knew about fossil fuel driving climate change and when they knew it is confirmed in Confidential Report published by Dutch source, prompting legal case against oil giant by environmental group Friends of the Earth…

Australian dock workers strike against threatened 60 percent wage cut
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-06
The Maritime Union of Australia is isolating the workers, while it seeks to strike a sellout deal with Qube Ports.

Capitalism and the artificial intelligence revolution
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-06
Google's collaboration in the US government's drone murder program expresses how the rapid development of artificial intelligence technology–with its vast potential for the enrichment of humanity–is being corrupted under capitalism.

Muslims charged with violent plots get longer sentences, more media attention — study
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-06
Muslims accused of plotting violence in America get seven times more media attention and four times longer sentences than their non-Muslim counterparts, a new study claims. | RT.com

British government admits MI5 enjoys carte blanche to break the law
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-06
Under conditions in which social and political antagonisms are reaching the breaking point, the state security apparatus has accelerated its anti-working class and anti-socialist activities.

Why I'm Giving Up on Understanding My Racist White Relative
Sonali Kolhatkar | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-06
To remain in power, Donald Trump relies on parading propaganda as news and on the racist paranoia and ignorance of his supporters. We need to understand the mechanics of this dangerous phenomenon. | The post Why I'm Giving Up on Understanding My Racist White Relative appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Saudi Arabia: Activist Marks 2 Years Behind Bars
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-05
(Beirut) — The prominent Saudi human rights activist Fahad al-Fahad has served two years in prison since his April 2016 arrest and subsequent conviction on charges tied solely to his peaceful social media activity, Human Rights Watch said today. He is one of more than 20 prominent Saudi activists serving long prison terms on charges such as "breaking allegiance with the ruler" or "inciting hostility against the state" that do not constitute recognizable crimes. | Fahad al-Fahad | © Private | When Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman was asked in February 2018 by The Washington Post whether he would consider releasing imprisoned activists prior to his trip to the United States in late March, he replied, "If it works, don't fix it," but he later said that he would consider "reforms" in…

A Special Relationship Born in Hell: The US Should Cut all Ties with War Criminal Israel
Philip Giraldi | Global Research | 2018-04-05
If you want to understand what the "special relationship" between Israel and the United States really means consider the fact that Israeli Army snipers shot dead seventeen unarmed and largely peaceful Gazan demonstrators on Good Friday without a squeak coming …

Facebook blocks Jesus on Good Friday, apologizes for 'error'
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-05
Is an image of a crucified Jesus 'shocking'? Facebook seemed to think so, and blocked an advertisement by a Franciscan university in the US that featured the image. The social media giant has since apologized for the "error." | RT.com

Deleting Facebook Can Do Wonders for Your Mental Health: Study
Nina Godlewski, Newsweek | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-05
Research indicates it can actually lower stress hormone levels. | Deleting Facebook Could Lower Stress Hormone Levels: Facebook users looking for an excuse to delete their account–beyond the recent and sizable data breach the company was involved in–may just have gotten one. A study out of the University of Queensland in Australia, published in The Journal of Social Psychology, found that taking a break from Facebook, even if it's for less than a. . . | Related Stories: More Than 3,000 Google Employees Demand Company Cease Work on 'Evil' ProjectHave Christian Nationalists Used Trump to Stage a 'Soft Coup'? Joe Scarborough Catches Sarah Huckabee Sanders in an Obvious Lie About Trump and Russia…

France: Student Strikers Attacked; 'Fascist' Dean Jailed
Richard Greeman | Global Research | 2018-04-05
Eight days ago (on March 29), the ultra-conservative Dean of the Montpellier University Law School was summoned to police headquarters, interrogated, hauled into court, and held over in jail for arraignment by the Chief Prosecutor — all on the complaint …

Have Christian Nationalists Used Trump to Stage a 'Soft Coup'?
Chauncey DeVega, Salon | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-05
An academic assesses the president's unholy marriage with evangelicals. | By the standards of any of the world's major religions Donald Trump is an ungodly person, an enthusiastic and unrepentant sinner who revels in his misdeeds. Trump is a serial liar and apparent narcissist. He is a greedy, crude and selfish person who does not pay his debts. He has repeatedly cheated on his wives and bragged about it. He has boasted about sexually assaulting women and getting away with it. Yet white Christian evangelical voters were among his most enthusiastic supporters in the 2016 election. Despite Trump's many failings of character, temperament and policy as president, they remain loyal members of his political cult. Why is this? A new article by social scientists Andrew Whitehead, Joseph Baker and Samuel Perry in the journal Sociology of Religion offers several possibilities. The researchers. . .

The Trump Administration Wants to Cut Off Internet Access for Poor Americans
Nicole Goodkind, Newsweek | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-05
A new rule could impact millions of lower-income earners and the elderly. | A new rule championed by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai would would limit internet and phone access for millions of low-income and elderly Americans. Pai's proposed changes to the Lifeline Program, which currently serves 12 million Americans by providing subsidized phone and internet service, would cut service to about 70 percent, or 8 million, of. . . | Related Stories: Have Christian Nationalists Used Trump to Stage a 'Soft Coup'? Former RNC Chair Literally Laughs When Asked If Republicans Will Stand Up to Trump on Trade WarWatch Visibly Uncomfortable Homeland Security Secretary Fail to Answer Whether Fox News Influenced Trump Border Plan…

Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel. The Geopolitical Construct that Terrorizes Gaza
Askiah Adam | Global Research | 2018-04-05
PALESTINE, that enclave of humanity occupied, brutalised and totally without any form of military defence against any and all aggressors is conveniently perceived as a threat by the Jewish state, Israel, the undeclared, sole nuclear power in West Asia and …

US lowering threshold for using nukes causes deepest concern — Lavrov
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-05
Russia is worried the US could respond with nuclear weapons to a wider range of circumstances and that its priorities lie in establishing "military supremacy and upsetting parity" when it comes to "strategic stability." | RT.com

Nuclear Power Firms Woo Middle East
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-05
Nuclear power firms are scrambling to sell reactors to countries in one of the most troubled parts of the world, the Middle East. Many lack domestic customers and see this new market as a potential lifesaver. | A report last year by the US-based Center for Climate & Security included the Middle East in a list of what it called "potential crisis regions where combining security, climate, and nuclear risks must be addressed urgently." | The biggest prize is the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which has announced plans to build 16 nuclear plants over the next 25 years at a cost of US$80 billion, part of an effort to diversify away from fossil fuels. South Korea, China, France, Russia, Japan and the United States are all bidding to build them. | In a region where renewables are half the price…

Trump administration axes Obama-era clean car standards
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-05
The EPA's decision is the latest in a series of efforts aimed at gutting environmental regulations, particularly related to climate change.

Chelsea Manning On Nazis, the Surveillance State, and Running For Senate
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-05
The whistleblower and transgender activist Chelsea Manning discusses Senator Ben Cardin, fighting Nazis without resorting to police, and making mistakes like going to an alt-right party…

Supersonic passenger flights may return, but without the boom
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-05
Lockheed Martin has won a $247.5 million contract from NASA to develop a supersonic jet plane quiet enough to be allowed to fly overland. A test model is expected to make its maiden flight sometime around 2021. | RT.com

Trump's Attacks on Migrant Caravan Underscore How the U.S. Outsources Immigration Enforcement to Mexico
José Olivares | The Intercept | 2018-04-05
The migrant and refugee caravan traveling through Mexico continued its northbound trek on Wednesday, heading towards Mexico City after temporarily stopping in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, where they regrouped amid a flood of attention lavished on their journey. Organized by a migrant activist collective called Pueblo Sin Fronteras, an estimated 1,200 to 1,500 people are participating in the caravan. National media outlets from the U.S. embedded on the trip. Eventually, President Donald Trump tweeted about the migrants, denouncing the caravan with his characteristic xenophobic vitriol. | Trump focused his ire on the Mexican government: "Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S.," he tweeted. A day later, however, Trump changed his tune, recognizing Mexico's crackdown on immigration. "I told Mexico yesterday that, because of the…

Google workers demand end to company's involvement in drone murder
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-05
Over 3,000 Google employees have signed a letter condemning the company's participation in the criminal operations of the US military and the "business of war."

Taking a Long Look Backward to Explain a Police Killing in Sacramento
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-05
Stephon Cark, an unarmed black man. The police misbehaved, but the real culprit was racial hatred, evident already in the recent wave of police killings of mostly black men. | Stephon Clark died as did black people who died at the hands of Klu Klux Klan raiders during the Reconstruction era, as did thousands of blacks lynched over the course of decades, as did so many killed in dozens of massacres carried out by white people between the Civil War and the 1920s.

Enter John Bolton: Bringer of Doom
Nicky Reid | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-05
Generally speaking, the cabinet of one Donald J. Trump has been a veritable rogues gallery of lunatics and imbeciles, a revolving door of dangerously disturbed dilettantes who seem to be the invention of some fevered SNL employ on the ass end of a bad acid trip. Who could forget the foot gobbling antics of the…

Poverty Alleviation and "Basic Income": Progressive Cloak and Neoliberal Dagger
John Clarke | Global Research | 2018-04-05
For almost three decades, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) has been fighting against neoliberal austerity, especially that aspect of it that has involved systematically degrading systems of income support. The underlying motive in this attack has been to render …

Joe Scarborough Catches Sarah Huckabee Sanders in an Obvious Lie About Trump and Russia
Travis Gettys, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-05
"Morning Joe" calls BS on the administration's claims it's been tough on Putin. | MSNBC's Joe Scarborough blasted White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders for lying about President Donald Trump's relationship with Russian president Vladimir Putin. "Morning Joe" producers ran a supercut of Sanders and outgoing national security adviser H. R. McMaster repeatedly contradicting one another on the Trump administration's policy toward Russia following 2016 election interference and the poisoning of a former spy in Britain. "Here we have one more example of Sarah Huckabee Sanders lying, and we've been talking about what the president's been doing over the past week has not been skirting issues," Scarborough said. "He's been lying outright about Amazon, he's been lying about the Washington Post, he's been lying about Russia, he's lying about McMaster, now you have, of course, Sarah Huckabee Sanders — two lies there. ""McMaster never said that no. . .

East Ghouta Liberated. Free of Occupying Forces and Al Qaeda Terrorists
Syria Solidarity Movement | Global Research | 2018-04-05
The Damascus suburb of East Ghouta is free of occupying forces for the first time in six years, but western media refuse to tell the whole story. During the six years, for example, the militants occupying East Ghouta shelled Damascus …

Citing 'Don't Be Evil' Motto, 3,000+ Google Employees Demand Company End Work on Pentagon Drone Project
Julia Conley | Global Research | 2018-04-05
More than 3,000 Google employees have signed a letter that's circulating in the company demanding that the tech giant end its involvement in Project Maven, a Pentagon program that could be used to develop drone technology. | The project, the workers …

Shelter From the Storm: the Tunnels of Eastern Ghouta
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-05
All battles and bombardments share their secrets one by one. Eastern Ghouta is no different. Why the sudden, savage bombardment of these Syrian towns and villages more than three weeks ago? Why the wasteland of homes and streets–and how did so many of the civilians survive along with hundreds of Islamist gunmen? You can do no…

Under Threat of Military Coup, Brazil's Supreme Court Sends Lula to Prison
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-05
The Supreme Court's 5-6 ruling, which requires presidential frontrunner Lula da Silva to begin serving his 12-year sentence immediately, is "one more in a series of blows against Brazilian democracy," says Brazil Wire's Brian Mier…

America's Gun Problem is a Police Problem
Albert Gustafson | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-05
In the wake of a crisis, proposals for reform are often radical and ill-conceived. Seattle radio host John Carlson's gun reform proposal, outlined in theWall Street Journal, boils America's violent crime problem down to one issue; people who shouldn't have guns do. But Carlson's proposals ignore the role of police violence in criminals' decisions to use…

'Is Putin a CIA agent?' NYT's 'dumbest paragraphs ever printed' ridiculed online
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-05
From the newspaper that brought you headlines like "Mother Russia crashes the Oscars," and "What homoerotic videos can teach us about modern Russia," comes another smash hit: "Is Putin a CIA agent?" | RT.com

"First Responder" White Helmets Reemerge as Experts in Defusing Explosives in Syria's Afrin
Whitney Webb | MintPress News | 2018-04-05
Defusing explosives and mines, as the White Helmets say they've done in Afrin, is normally performed by specialized military experts, not paramedic first-responders who have claimed — falsely — to have been trained by the Red Cross. | The post "First Responder" White Helmets Reemerge as Experts in Defusing Explosives in Syria's Afrin appeared first on MintPress News.

“First Responder” White Helmets Reemerge as Experts in Defusing Explosives in Syria’s Afrin

Record Number of Women Run for U.S. House Seats
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-05
CHERRY HILL, N.J.–The number of women running for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, the vast majority of them Democrats motivated by angst over President Donald Trump and policies of the Republican-controlled Congress. | Their ranks will continue to grow in the weeks ahead, with filing deadlines still to come in more than half the states. | In many places, women are running for congressional seats that have never had a female representative. | "It's about time," said Kara Eastman of Nebraska, one of two Democrats vying to challenge a Republican incumbent in a district centered in Omaha. | A surge of women into this year's midterm elections had been expected since the Women's March demonstrations nationwide just after Trump's inauguration in January 2017. Numbers analyzed by The Associated Press show that momentum is continuing. | After Virginia…

New Teacher Activism Signals Revolt Against Conservative Ideology
E.J. Dionne Jr. | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-05
The red state insurrections are a reminder that can get lost in debates about school reform: You can't run a decent education system on the cheap. | The post New Teacher Activism Signals Revolt Against Conservative Ideology appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Climate Truth: a Plan for Sustainability
Roy Morrison | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-05
There is a practical path for tackling climate change, for organizing from your house to your neighborhood, city, state and beyond. It's clear. It's simple. It's 3 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per person per year as a goal and a measure for global sustainability. 3 tons is the basis for personal and collective action…

'Arbitrary resistance': House Intel chair Nunes demands Trump probe documents from FBI & DOJ
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-05
The FBI has until April 11 to give Congress the unredacted document that launched the 2016 probe into the Trump campaign or face legal action in federal court, House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes said. | RT.com

ICE Has No Plans to Deport This WWII-Era Nazi War-Criminal Immigrant
Kali Holloway, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-05
A former Nazi guard continues to live quietly in Queens while ICE kicks law-abiding immigrants out of the U. S. every day. | For the past few days, Donald Trump has spent much of his time on social media railing against immigrants and DACA, a policy his tweets prove he does not understand even a little bit. While the president persists in riling his base with nonexistent immigration boogeymen, the real deal dwells just hours from the White House. Jakiw Palij is an actual criminal immigrant who lied about his murderous Nazi background in order to get American citizenship, and is now living out his final years on a " leafy, tree-lined street" in Queens, New York. Despite efforts by local lawmakers to have Palij deported, the 94-year-old remains in the U. S. , unmentioned in Trump's rants and unmolested by ICE agents. Palij. . .

How Billionaires Become Billionaires
Prof. James Petras | Global Research | 2018-04-05
America has the greatest inequalities, highest mortality rate, most regressive taxes, and largest public subsidies for bankers and billionaires of any developed capitalist country. One of the most likely sources of billionaire wealth is through tax evasion in all of its guises and forms.

As Oklahoma strike enters fourth day, students speak out in support of teachers
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-05
Most school districts in the state have closed today because of the walkout, with many others cancelling classes through Friday.

The New York Times on race and class: What determines social mobility in America?
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-05
The Times cites a new working paper published by the non-profit Equality of Opportunity as proof that race determines social status, not class. But what does the data really show?

How Blue-State Democrats Continually Beat Back Reform
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-05
As part of TRNN's in-depth coverage of the legislative session in Maryland's state capital, we take a quick tally of all the reform proposals that didn't even get a vote this year…

Trump Escalates Already-Deadly U.S. Border Policies, Ordering National Guard to Mexican Border
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-05
A new wave of troops could soon be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, even as border crossings by undocumented immigrants are at their lowest levels since 1971. The move comes as a caravan of Central American migrants and asylum seekers in Mexico has prompted a series of threats from President Trump. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reports the Trump administration is requesting that the U.S. military build walls for at least one military base along the U.S.-Mexico border. We go to Tucson, Arizona, for an update from Todd Miller, a border security journalist and author of "Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security."

Why Is Trump Trying to Kill Front-of-Package Nutrition Labeling?
Michael F. Jacobson, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-05
Prohibiting warning labels would be a huge win for the food industry and a big loss for consumers. | President Donald Trump's trade negotiators are aiming at an improbable target in talks over the future of NAFTA: front-of-package nutrition labeling. According to the New York Times, American trade officials are trying to include in the agreement among Canada, the United States and Mexico a prohibition of any warning symbol that "inappropriately denotes that a hazard exists from consumption of the food or nonalcoholic beverages. "That would be a huge win for the food industry and a big loss for consumers who care what they eat. Twenty-five years ago, American shoppers welcomed what were then the best food labels in the world. Beginning May 8, 1993, the now-iconic Nutrition Facts label was required on almost every packaged food. For the first time, labels provided clear. . .

"Berlin burns:" Firefighters oppose austerity policies of state government
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-05
Berlin firefighters are holding a protest vigil against catastrophic working conditions, lack of personnel and the introduction of a 12-hour shift system.

US reportedly mulling options in anticipation of Iran deal pull-out
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-05
President Trump's inner circle is already drafting a new policy in anticipation of the US pulling out of the Iran deal, according to reports. The move would likely alienate the US from its allies and inflame regional tensions. | RT.com

'Democracy Means Everyone Counts'
Janine Jackson | FAIR | 2018-04-05
Janine Jackson interviewed Karen Hobert Flynn about the Census and citizenship for the March 10, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Venezuela Rejects Swiss Sanctions and Panama Accusations of Funding WMD and Terrorism
Paul Dobson | Global Research | 2018-04-05
Venezuelan authorities hit back at their counterparts in Panama and Switzerland this week after they approved new measures targeting Caracas. | Panama's Economic and Finance Ministry announced this past March 27 that a warning was being issued to the Central American …

With ISIS Defeated, An Iraqi Militia Turns to Mine Clearing and Social Work
Mustafa Habib | MintPress News | 2018-04-05
The fight against extremists is almost over and one of the country's Shiite militias is doing good deeds and eschewing politics. Is the al-Abbas Combat Brigade too good to be true? | The post With ISIS Defeated, An Iraqi Militia Turns to Mine Clearing and Social Work appeared first on MintPress News.

With ISIS Defeated, An Iraqi Militia Turns to Mine Clearing and Social Work

Remembering the Revolutionary Martin Luther King Jr
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-05
Highlights from TRNN's event honoring MLK on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, featuring his 1967 speech, "Why I am Opposed to the War in Vietnam," and a discussion with actor Danny Glover, Our Revolution President Nina Turner, and Executive Producer Eddie Conway…

'The Doves Are Hawks and the Hawks Are Super-Hawks'
Janine Jackson | FAIR | 2018-04-05
Janine Jackson interviewed Jeff Cohen about cable news hawks for the March 10, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

MLK Documentary: 'When Silence Becomes Betrayal'
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-05
On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the revolutionary Martin Luther King Jr., see a new documentary on his opposition to the Vietnam War, based on King's April 30, 1967, speech. | The post MLK Documentary: 'When Silence Becomes Betrayal' appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Ecuadorean Villagers May Still Triumph Over Chevron
Joe Emersberger | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-05
Michael Krauss, a lawyer who teaches "ethics" at a law school named after the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, recently posted a blog on the Forbes website entitled "The Ecuador Saga Continues: Steven Donziger now owes Chevron more than $800,000" (Forbes 3/14/2018). [1] Steven Donziger is one of the lawyers representing thousands of…

The Militarization of the European Union: Schengen Area Handed Over to US-NATO Forces
Manlio Dinucci | Global Research | 2018-04-05
The European Commission presented the Action Plan on Military Mobility on 28 March.

What's a Non-Racist Way to Appeal to Working-Class Whites? NYT Writer Can't Think of Any
Jim Naureckas, FAIR | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-05
Tone-deaf as ever, Thomas Edsall thinks Democrats should be tougher on immigration. | The 2016 presidential exit polls "substantially underestimated the number of Democratic white working-class voters. . . and overestimated the white college-educated Democratic electorate," New York Times columnist Thomas Edsall ( 3/29/18) writes. A new Pew survey finds that "33 percent of Democratic voters and Democratic leaners are whites without college degrees," says Edsall, which is substantially larger than the 26 percent of Democrats who are whites with college degrees–the group that many analysts had come to believe was the dominant constituency in the party. It's good for Edsall to acknowledge this–as FAIR ( 10/9/15) had to take him to task in 2015 for the tortured logic behind his assertion that "Democrats now depend…

#DeleteFacebook? Not in Indian Country
Jenni Monet, YES! Magazine | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-05
For tribal communities, Facebook delivers in times of need. |

Selected Articles: Novichok Myth Debunked; How Will Russia Respond?
Global Research News | 2018-04-05
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Bombshell Report: Yulia Skripal Says Her Father is "All Right"
Stephen Lendman | Global Research | 2018-04-05
by Stephen Lendman ( stephenlendman.org — Home — Stephen Lendman) | According to the official UK narrative, Sergey and Yulia Skripal, along with police detective Nick Bailey, were poisoned by a deadly military-grade novichock nerve agent. | No antidote exists, no …

The right-wing politics of the British "Labour anti-Semitism" smear campaign
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-05
The tendencies and prominent leaders involved make clear that strident accusations of anti-Semitism are aimed at shifting British politics sharply to the right.

Even in Wealthy Districts, Black Students Are Disproportionately Disciplined
Brendan Gauthier, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-05
A nonpartisan watchdog group found "widespread" school discipline discrimination. | The Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan watchdog agency, released a damning report Wednesday on discrimination and discipline in U. S. public schools. Examining discipline data from the Department of Education's Civil Rights Data Collection, which accounts for student demographics such as race, gender and disability, the GAO found that, "Black students, boys, and students with disabilities were disproportionately disciplined (e. g. , suspensions and expulsions) in K-12 public schools. . . . These disparities were widespread and persisted regardless of the type of disciplinary action, level of school poverty, or type of public school attended. "The Obama administration moved to mitigate such discrimination back in 2014, calling on schools nationwide to remove students from the classroom only as a last resort, citing racial biases and ableism. Despite this, the impact has been minimal. "Unfortunately," then-Education Secretary Arne Duncan wrote. . .

Oklahoma Teacher Strike Enters Third Day
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-05
Inspired by a historic strike in West Virgnia, educators are demanding better pay and more funding for schools, says Tulsa teacher Taylor Painter-Wolfe…

UK security review exposes militarist agenda behind Russian Novichok allegations
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-05
Prime Minister May defined the Fusion Strategy as the "use of all our capabilities" to "project our global influence."

The Most Disturbing Revelation From Bill O'Reilly's Sexual Harassment Settlement
Katie Sullivan , Media Matters | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-05
Fox News has a long history of protecting abusive men. | On April 3, a federal judge denied a motion by former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly to seal settlement agreements made with women who say he sexually harassed them. According to CNN, the attorneys representing the plaintiffs said the terms of the agreements include requiring one of the women to lie — even under oath — and levying what CNN called "onerous" penalties to enforce the agreement. The agreements are yet more evidence of the toxic, enabling culture at Fox News, which reportedly helped O'Reilly sweep these accusations under the rug. O'Reilly's reported sexual harassment and abuse are now well-documented. The former Fox star was fired from the network after advertisers fled his show following a New York Times report that he had paid out at least. . .

FBI Lies and Cover-Up Derail Biggest Terrorism Case Since 9/11
James Bovard | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-05
The FBI suffered another debacle last Friday when an Orlando jury returned a not guilty verdict for the widow of Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded 53 in his attack on Orlando's Pulse nightclubin June 2016. The biggest terrorism case of the year collapsed largely thanks to FBI misconduct and deceit.

Britain's Not So Distant History of State Sponsored Assassinations
Gavin OReilly | Global Research | 2018-04-05
With the eyes of the world focused on the alleged nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal, the Russian who worked as a British double-agent before being exiled to the UK in 2010, since he and his daughter were found slumped …

Buses carrying expelled American diplomats leave US Embassy in Moscow (VIDEO)
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-05
Three busses believed to be carrying the first group of expelled American diplomats have left the US Embassy in Moscow on the deadline day, early Thursday morning. | RT.com

Ahead of Mexican elections, social media companies, corporate press launch censorship operation
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-05
The #Verificado2018 camapign was launched to allegedly protect voters from Russian meddling in the upcoming July 1 general elections.

Azerbaijan Released Wrongly Jailed Journalist
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-05
Jailed journalist Aziz Orujov released from prison, Baku, Azerbaijan, April 5, 2018. | © 2018 RFE/RL Azeri Service | There was rare good news from Baku today — Azerbaijan's supreme court partially reversed the conviction of a journalist, Aziz Orujov, and released him on a suspended three-year sentence. | Granted, he should have never been arrested or prosecuted in the first place. But unlike at least ten other journalists who languish in Azerbaijani jails, he is free and reunited with his family. | Orujov is director of Kanal 13, an online station that produces programs on social and economic issues and is often critical of authorities. Police arrested Orujov in May 2017, charged him with resisting authorities, and a court sentenced him to 30 days detention. | Hours before his detention expired, the authorities…

Raging US/UK Political Assault on Russia
Stephen Lendman | Global Research | 2018-04-05
VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | There's no likely positive resolution to dangerously escalating US/UK-led Russia bashing — eerily similar to the run-up to earlier US-led NATO imperial wars….

Muslims Who Commit Violence Get Seven Times More Media Attention and Four Times Longer Sentences
Murtaza Hussain | The Intercept | 2018-04-05
A new report helps quantify a level of institutional bias in the legal system and media that many have long argued exists in cases involving Muslims. | The post Muslims Who Commit Violence Get Seven Times More Media Attention and Four Times Longer Sentences appeared first on The Intercept.

Loyola Chicago adjunct faculty hold one-day strike
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-05
The 350 liberal arts and other faculty were joined by several hundred students, alumni and other supporters.

Israel Is Prepared to Kill More Unarmed Protesters in Gaza
Robert Mackey | The Intercept | 2018-04-05
Israel's army expects up to 50,000 Palestinians to attend protests in Gaza on Friday, and is prepared to once again use deadly force against unarmed demonstrators, one week after Israeli snipers fired at least 650 bullets at Palestinian civilians, killing 15. | With President Donald Trump apparently ignoring last week's massacre in a phone call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, senior Israeli officials brushed off pleas from human rights groups to rescind orders that permit snipers to open fire on protesters who approach Israel's perimeter fence. | "We have defined the rules of the game clearly and we do not intend to change them," Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said as he toured the frontier on Tuesday. "Anyone trying to approach the fence is putting their lives at risk." | At protest camps near the fence, families…

Loyola Chicago adjunct faculty hold one-day strike
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-05
The 350 liberal arts and other faculty were joined by several hundred students, alumni and other supporters.

The Deadly Legacy of Landmines in Angola
Giles Duley | Global Research | 2018-04-05
Featured image: Minga, Moxico province. Dec 2017 | Over its 27-year duration, the [US sponsored] Angolan war led to the death of an estimated two million people — making it one of the deadliest of the 20th century. But nearly two …

No Justice for Chechnya's Anti-Gay Purge Victims
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-05
Russian LGBT Network Director Igor Kochetkov (left) and Novaya Gazeta journalist Yelena Milashina (right) at a press conference at the Rosbalt press center in Moscow, Russia on April 3, 2018. | © 2018 Human Rights Watch | One year after Chechen authorities violently carried out an anti-gay purge in an attempt to "cleanse" Chechnya of gay men, no criminal cases have been opened into the mass detentions and torture by law enforcement. No high-level Russian officials have publicly acknowledged or condemned the violence in the republic, which is part of the Russian Federation. | On Tuesday I attended a news conference led by Novaya Gazeta journalist Elena Milashina and Russian LGBT Network Director Igor Kochetkov — both of whom broke the news last year that dozens of presumed gay men had been tortured…

NYC cops gun down unarmed black man holding pipe
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-05
New York City police shot and killed an unarmed man known to have a mental illness. A metal pipe in his hands was mistaken for a firearm, the New York Police Department said. | RT.com

Israel Vows No Change in Free-Fire Policy against Palestinians
Stephen Lendman | Global Research | 2018-04-05
VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | Throughout the Occupied Territories, Palestinian lives and welfare are threatened daily — Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem virtual free-fire zones. | Shooting, …

The New York Times on race and class: What determines social mobility in America?
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-05
The Times cites a new working paper published by the non-profit Equality of Opportunity as proof that race determines social status, not class. But what does the data really show?

US State Dept spent $9mn on Soros-backed 'meddling' in Albanian politics
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-05
Documents released by the State Department under a FOIA lawsuit show that almost $9 million in US taxpayer dollars was spent on a campaign in Albania managed by a group run by billionaire George Soros. | RT.com

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