2018-04-11: Social Media Postees

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UK higher education and university staff oppose union sellout ahead of ballot result
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
There is strong resistance to the University and College Union's attempted sell-out of the pension dispute by university staff who oppose the bureaucracy's lying claims.
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Facebook CEO presents plans for mass censorship at Senate hearing
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
The vast and sweeping dangers to democratic rights posed by Facebook's censorship measures were universally cheered by all the Democratic Congressmen.
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Republicans target food stamp benefits in new farm bill
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
The proposed new five-year farm bill would expand the work requirements for food stamps.
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Canada rallies behind US in its incendiary anti-Russia offensive
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
Canada has signalled its support for the coming US attack on Syria, by pledging to work with its "international partners" to punish Syria and "its backers" with "all available means."
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YouTube Blocks Video Denouncing Israeli Militarism
Emily Wells | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-11
A 2015 piece featuring journalists Abby Martin and Max Blumenthal discussing the brutality of Israeli occupation has now been removed in 28 countries. However, it still can be seen in the United States. | The post YouTube Blocks Video Denouncing Israeli Militarism appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Yulia Skripal discharged from hospital and taken to secret location
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
The same treatment will likely be meted out to Sergei Skripal, with Salisbury hospital announcing he will be discharged in "due course."
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Proposed Illinois budget continues assault on workers and sets stage for November elections
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
Part of the savings Rauner, a billionaire, intends to make, would go to lowering the state income tax rate from 4.95 percent to 4.7 percent, almost exclusively benefiting the extremely wealthy.
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New Zealand barrister defends principle of presumption of innocence
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
Michael Bott said that an automatic "believe the victim" starting point in a prosecution "can and must have no place in criminal trials."
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U.S. Media Do Not Give Us All Sides of the Story
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-11
Editor's note: Kevin Cooper was convicted of a 1983 quadruple murder and sentenced to death in a trial in which evidence that might have exonerated him was withheld from the defense. His case was scrutinized in a June 19 New York Times column by Nicholas Kristof. Visit savekevincooper.org for more information. | Death Row, San Quentin Prison–In 1964, the late Malcolm X told a crowd of people in Harlem, "This is the press, an irresponsible press. It will make the criminal look like he's the victim and make the victim look like he's the criminal. If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. … You let the man maneuver you into thinking that it's wrong to fight him when he's fighting you. He's fighting…
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France and UK spar to be leading US military partner in Syria
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
The UK's standing with Washington was undermined in 2013, when Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron called a parliamentary vote on a planned strike on Syria and lost.
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More AI, policing content & other revelations from Zuckerberg's Senate testimony
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-11
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent five hours testifying to the Senate, defending the social network from charges of aiding 'Russian meddling' and even revealing a few trade secrets in the process. | RT.com
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The Senate Is Afraid to Govern. That's Great News for Facebook
David Dayen | The Intercept | 2018-04-11
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, had a simple question. "Who is your biggest competitor?" he asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at his congressional testimony on Tuesday. | Zuckerberg's first stab at an answer was to list categories of competition, without giving a specific name of a direct rival. He then retreated to a talking point his minders equipped him with, noting that the average American uses eight different apps (including email) to communicate with people, skipping over the detail that Facebook so far has bought two of the biggest, Instagram and WhatsApp; copied the work of another, Snapchat; and actively seeks to buy out whatever upstart threatens its position. | Zuckerberg's invocation of email as a possible competitor to Facebook did not satisfy Graham, so he clarified the question. | "If I buy a Ford and it doesn't work…
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The noose tightens around Trump
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
The extraordinary events of Monday suggest that a criminal indictment of the president, or the threat of one, is overtaking a strategy based on impeachment.
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Two weeks since WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange silenced by Ecuador
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
It is no coincidence that Assange has been shut off from any form of communication with the outside world as the US and its allies prepare for an escalation of war in Syria and beyond.
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Oklahoma teachers' strike continues as governor rejects funding demands
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
The Oklahoma Education Association is trying to end the strike on the basis of a rotten deal that abandons the teachers' main demands.
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Michigan governor ends state water distribution in Flint
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
Snyder justified this latest provocation against the residents, who have suffered years of lead-poisoned water, by citing test levels, despite scientists insisting that no amount of lead in water is safe.
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Togo doctors strike over disastrous state of public hospitals
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
The government is starving funding for health care, spending the criminally negligent amount of just $16 per person in a country of nearly 8 million.
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US media demands full-scale assault against Syria
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
The New York Times and Washington Post have sent a clear message to Trump that a limited attack will be denounced as worse than useless.
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Students protest against Macron as strikes against austerity mount in France
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
All over the country, students are occupying campuses and holding general assemblies and demonstrations.
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Malaysian parliament dissolved for snap general election
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
The government is using every means at its disposal to undermine the opposition and reverse its poor results at the 2013 elections.
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Australian asylum seekers stripped of minimal welfare payments
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
As of this month, over 12,000 refugees are at risk of being left destitute and forced to return to the countries they fled.
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Swiss whistleblower Falciani arrested in Spain on order from Switzerland
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-11
Hervé Falciani, who exposed thousands of cases of tax evasion, now faces extradition to Switzerland, in a deal that could include the extradition of two Catalonian politicians.
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Iran: Jailed Rights Defender Ailing
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-10
Golrakh Iraee | © 2014 Private | (Beirut) — Iranian authorities should immediately release Golrokh Iraee, a human rights defender hospitalized in Tehran, Human Rights Watch said today. Iraee was sentenced to six years in prison in April 2015 on charges solely related to her peaceful activism, after an unfair trial. | Iraee was transferred to a hospital from prison on April 3, apparently suffering medical complications from a hunger strike. The authorities allowed her family to visit on April 9. | "Iranian authorities are apparently so threatened by human rights defenders that they imprison them for years," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. "Instead of making prison conditions worse, Iran should start listening to defenders' demands for more rights and freedom for all citizens." | On January…
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The Media Never, Ever Gives Peace a Chance
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-10
At this writing, President Trump is considering "the possibility of retaliation in Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack on young children and families in the Syrian city of Douma," reported CBS News. "If it's the Russians, if it's Syria, if it's Iran, if it's all of them together, we'll figure it out," Trump…
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The Struggle for Peace on the Korean Peninsula: Perspective on Upcoming Inter-Korean and US-DPRK Summits
Philip Fernandez | Global Research | 2018-04-10
A very lively meeting was held during the afternoon of March 31 in downtown Toronto with Professor Kiyul Chung of the 21st Century Institute based in Washington DC. Prof. Chung is also an Associate Professor at Kim Il Sung University …
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Truth, Peace, Justice and the War on Syria: Lies, Fake Humanitarians, Fake Covers for War Crimes
Mark Taliano | Global Research | 2018-04-10
As we strive for Peace and Justice, all we have is the Truth. The mechanisms of International Law will not deliver Justice in the foreseeable future since Western countries and their allies have been, and continue to commit Supreme International …
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On Universities and NATO War Drums: How Deep Does the Corruption Go?
Prof. John McMurtry | Global Research | 2018-04-10
It is coming clear these days that many university professors are increasingly fat-cat and lazy, not doing any research once they get tenure. It is a system-wide corruption of the academy, so entrenched that central administrations have only led the …
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Tuition hikes at Portland State University spark outrage
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
Students contrasted the six-figure salaries of university officials with the heavy burden on working class students.
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UK's Open University to be decimated, as more jobs are eliminated
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
Hundreds of jobs are threatened in the largest restructuring and redundancy programme in university history.
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Australian universities integrated into military build-up
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
A report last month documented the proliferation of ties between Australian universities, government-backed military research, and private contractors, including arms dealers.
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How to Report on Gaza
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-10
If you are a Western journalist and you have to report from Gaza, the best thing to do is to treat the Palestinians as a threat. Their bodies are weapons, their existence is dangerous. If a Palestinian is killed by an Israeli soldier, the most appropriate thing to do is to call it a "clash."
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ICC Prosecutor's Unprecedented Bid to Bring Justice to Rohingya
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-10
Rohingya refugees walk inside Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh January 8, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | On Monday, International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda asked the court's judges to rule on whether the ICC "can exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh." | Bangladesh is a member of the ICC, but Myanmar isn't. This distinction is critical because, since the ICC lacks jurisdiction over Myanmar, the most obvious path to justice for victims of crimes committed against ethnic Rohingya is through a United Nations Security Council referral to the court. | The prosecutor's legal argument — the first ever request of its kind — is an attempt to assert jurisdiction over "deportation," one of the well-documented crimes attributed to Myanmar's armed…
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What's Really at Stake in the Battle for "Ideological Diversity" at Elite Media Outlets
Jon Schwarz | The Intercept | 2018-04-10
Over the past two weeks, the elite media Twittersphere has erupted with extremely intense opinions about The Atlantic's hiring and then reverse-hiring of Kevin Williamson, previously a writer for the National Review. Any regular human beings who took a wrong turn on the internet and encountered this storm of takes must have found it incomprehensibly bonkers. | On the one hand, Williamson holds beliefs about abortion that are so barbaric and outside earth norms that it's like he's visiting from a theocratic colony on Neptune. He's said that while he's "kind of squishy on capital punishment in general," he was "absolutely willing to see abortion treated like regular homicide under the criminal code" — and for women who undergo abortions, what he "had in mind was hanging." Even Saudi Arabia, which has based an entire hereditary dictatorship on loathing women, doesn't go…
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Maryland Passes Watered Down Moratorium on Water Liens
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-10
A bill sponsored by Senator Barbara Robinson was fast-tracked through the General Assembly on Monday, but activists say the legislation was stripped down…
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Crony Corruption in Trumpworld
Tom H. Hastings | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-10
Scott Pruitt flies first class international with his entourage to Paris for a couple of days–just to party–and then on to Morocco for one day to promote the sale of liquefied natural gas produced by a crony–a lobbyist for the LNG company that gives Pruitt a sweetheart deal on a fancy place to stay in Washington DC.
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Trump's Corporate Cursing: The Case of Amazon and Jeff Bezos
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | Global Research | 2018-04-10
When the President of the United States forgets that he is no longer running the set of The Apprentice, with its faux callousness and elevated brutality, he can prove devastating to certain stocks. Even in the land of the plutocrat …
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It's Not Just Facebook–Here's How We All Contributed to the Private Data Crisis
Sara Igo, The Conversation | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-10
This wasn't a giant corporate fluke. | As Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress, he's likely wondering how his company got to the point where he must submit to public questioning. It's worth pondering how we, the Facebook-using public, got here too. The scandal in which Cambridge Analytica harvested data from millions of Facebook users to craft and target advertising for Donald Trump's presidential campaign has provoked broad outrage. More helpfully, it has exposed the powerful yet perilous role of data in U. S. society. Repugnant as its methods were, Cambridge Analytica did not create this crisis on its own. As I argue in my forthcoming book, " The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America," big corporations (in this case, Facebook) and political interests (in this case, right-wing parties and campaigns) but also ordinary Americans (social media. . .
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Forced out? Trump's Homeland Security adviser resigns
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has announced the resignation of President Donald Trump's Homeland Security adviser, Tom Bossert. | RT.com
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FBI raids Trump's private lawyer in what he calls 'total witch hunt'
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
FBI agents have raided the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing business records that reportedly include details of payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. | RT.com
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SEP congressional candidates hold initial meetings in San Diego and Berkeley
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The Socialist Equality Party candidates in the California midterm elections spoke on the crisis confronting workers and immigrants.
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Red State Teachers Continue to Press Their Demands as Walkouts, Protests Capture Public Support
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-10
Inspired by the teachers' strike in West Virginia, fed-up teachers in right-to-work states like Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona are continuing to press their demands for better wages and more school funding. Republican legislators in these states have systematically shortchanged public education and other public services while slashing corporate taxes over the past decade.Oklahoma students rally outside the state capitol in support of the ongoing teachers' walkout for education funding, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (Photo: Candice Bernd) | Also see "Red State Rebellion: Inside the Oklahoma Teacher Walkout." | This story wasn't funded by corporate advertising, but by readers like you. Can you help sustain our work with a tax-deductible donation? | Fed-up teachers in right-to-work states like Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona are continuing to press demands of their majority-Republican legislators who have slashed corporate tax rates over the years, shortchanging public…
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Turkish, Russian and Iranian presidents meet in Ankara
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran came together in Ankara April 4 to discuss developments in Syria as well as the relations between the three countries.
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US missile destroyer reportedly sailing toward Syria as Trump weighs options
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
The USS 'Donald Cook', a guided-missile destroyer, has left Cyprus and is reportedly moving to the eastern Mediterranean. The movement of the vessel comes as top US officials have threatened to attack Syria. | RT.com
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9/11 Truth: Grand Jury Investigation of Collapse of WTC Twin Towers and Building Seven. Petition
Andrew Kreig | Global Research | 2018-04-10
A federal grand jury should investigate the collapses of the World Trade Center Twin Towers during the 9/11 attacks, as well as WTC 7, according to a petition that an expert lawyers group plans to file on April 10 in …
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Prejudice Flares After Rape, Murder of Muslim Child in India
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-10
Lawyers clash with police outside a courthouse in India's Jammu and Kashmir state, April 9, 2018. | © 2018 unknown/social media | A heated scene outside a courthouse in India's Jammu and Kashmir state unfolded yesterday, as lawyers physically attempted to stop police from filing charges against six men and a boy accused of raping and murdering Asifa Bano, an 8-year-old Muslim nomad girl. | In a statement attempting to justify their actions, the Bar Association of Kathua, the district where Asifa was abducted in January, said they wanted a federal investigation because the state government had failed to "understand the sentiments of the people." | The police eventually managed to file charges after calling for backup. | It is extraordinary that there can be differences over "sentiment" around the gang-rape and…
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Trump Slams FBI & AG Jeff Sessions After Agents Raid Home & Office of His Attorney, Michael Cohen
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-10
FBI agents have raided the home, office and Park Avenue hotel room of President Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen. During the Monday morning raid, the FBI seized a slew of business records, emails and documents. The Washington Post reports Cohen is under investigation for bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations. Agents also reportedly seized documents related to a $130,000 payment Cohen made to adult film star Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels. Cohen has admitted to personally paying Clifford to keep her quiet about an alleged 2007 affair she had with Donald Trump. The payment, only days before the 2016 election, may violate federal election law. The raid was reportedly approved by the U.S. attorney of New York, Geoffrey Berman, who was handpicked by President Trump after Trump fired Preet Bharara. Berman is a former law partner of New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Monday's raid came after a referral by special counsel Robert Mueller. President Trump reacted angrily to news of the raid Monday. For more, we speak with Marcy Wheeler, an investigative journalist who runs the website EmptyWheel.net.
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Fox host Laura Ingraham slams 'bullying left' after ad scandal
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
Embattled Fox News host Laura Ingraham slammed the American left for "bullying" conservatives into silence and clamping down on free speech, in her first show back on the network in almost two weeks. | RT.com
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Why Breitbart and the Right Are Co-opting Net Neutrality
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-10
Conservatives like Ann Coulter and the editors at Breitbart are accusing big web platforms like Facebook and Google of censoring and discriminating against right-wing websites and painting progressives as Silicon Valley's willing allies. The right is even co-opting net neutrality, a traditionally progressive cause, but experts say their efforts are a vessel for misinformation. Conservatives like the editors at Breitbart are accusing big web platforms like Facebook and Google of censoring and discriminating against right-wing websites. (Photo: Jaap Arriens / NurPhoto via Getty Images) | For a moment, it appeared that right-wing pundit Ann Coulter was coming out in support of net neutrality, a concept traditionally championed by progressives in order to prevent big corporations that bring us the internet from meddling with how we access information online. | "I just think we'll all wake up one day and I'll try to go…
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Teachers Threaten Strike in Arizona Over Low Pay, as Corporate Tax Breaks Constrain the Budget
Zaid Jilani | The Intercept | 2018-04-10
Arizona's teachers are paid pitifully. The money needed to compensate them better may be hidden in the state's broad and deep tax exemptions. | The post Teachers Threaten Strike in Arizona Over Low Pay, as Corporate Tax Breaks Constrain the Budget appeared first on The Intercept.
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Backpacking Yellowstone: Slough Creek to Beartooths Lake Plateau
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-10
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Fox host Laura Ingraham slams 'bullying left' after ad scandal
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
Embattled Fox News host Laura Ingraham slammed the American left for "bullying" conservatives into silence and clamping down on free speech, in her first show back on the network in almost two weeks. | RT.com
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How China and the U.S. Are Spawning a New Great Power Naval Rivalry
Alfred W. McCoy | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-10
Amid the intense coverage of Russian cyber-maneuvering and North Korean missile threats, another kind of great-power rivalry has been playing out quietly in the Indian and Pacific oceans. The U.S. and Chinese navies have been repositioning warships and establishing naval bases as if they were so many pawns on a geopolitical chessboard. To some it…
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UK and French forces on ground in Syria as US prepares wider war
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The alleged chemical weapons attack provides an all-too convenient excuse for both countries to deepen their existing operations in Syria.
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East Kentucky residents hit by rate hikes and shutoffs of undrinkable water
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The Public Service Commission announced a rate increase and water surcharge fee for Martin County residents who have been fighting contaminated water and service interruptions.
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Vowing "Major Decisions," Trump Says "Nothing Off the Table" for Syria
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-10
President Donald Trump is flanked by National Security Adviser John Bolton as he speaks, while receiving a briefing from senior military leaders regarding Syria, in the Cabinet Room, on April 9, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images) | At Truthout, we refuse to subject you to ads or "sponsored content" — we believe in producing journalism with integrity. If you agree, please support us with a donation today! | During a cabinet meeting on Monday following his promise to impose a " heavy price" on the Syrian government after it was accused of launching a chemical attack this weekend, President Donald Trump declared that no options — including military action — are "off the table" when it comes to a possible US response. | Asked by a reporter if increased military involvement in Syria is being…
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Senate Democrats and Republicans Join Forces to Criticize Facebook's Zuckerberg
Nicole Karlis, Salon | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-10
Here are some of the biggest moments of the day. | Today's Senate hearing on Capitol Hill was historic for many reasons, one being that the public got a unique opportunity to observe a highly-divided Senate band together to criticize CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his social media empire, Facebook — which has ironically been blamed for increasing partisanship and balkanizing the country. An estimated 44 senators gathered together in a joint session before two Senate panels, the Commerce and Judiciary committees, a rare show for Congress. Their primary topic of discussion was the effects of data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica pilfering the personal data from 87 million Facebook users — yet each Senator had their own agenda when it came time to fling questions at Zuckerberg. Together, Republican and Democratic Senators demanded details on how Facebook collects its users' data, and improvements. . .
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Denver Post Revolts Against Its Vulture Hedge-Fund Owner and Demands 126-Year-Old Newspaper Be Saved
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-10
The Denver Post has launched a revolt against its owner: New York-based hedge fund Alden Global Capital. On Sunday, The Denver Post's editorial board published a lead editorial headlined "As vultures circle, The Denver Post must be saved." Alden Global Capital is the parent company of Digital First Media, one of the country's largest newspaper chains. Since 2010, Digital First Media has slashed budgets and staff at newspapers across the country, including the Oakland Tribune, The San Jose Mercury News and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Alden Global Capital is backed by founder and chief of investments Randall Smith and president Heath Freeman. Both are known on Wall Street as vulture capitalists who make their money investing in distressed businesses and selling them off. For more, we speak with Ricardo Baca, the former cannabis editor at The Denver Post, who wrote one of…
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Cambridge Analytica pitched 'psychological profiling' services to multiple US campaigns – report
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
Cambridge Analytica boasted about its possession of unique data in pitches to multiple Republican election campaigns after harvesting personal information from 87 million Facebook users, a new report reveals. | RT.com
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Supreme Court Justice's wife under fire for criticizing Parkland shooting survivors
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is the latest in a line of public figures under attack from the media for criticizing the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting. | RT.com
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On the Threshold of War. "Entirety of Russian Military on High Alert". Unconfirmed Reports
DPCR | Global Research | 2018-04-10
Most recent update: | There is no longer any doubt that the criminally insane government in Washington is driving the world to the last war. See this and this. | Update: | As Americans we must face the possibility that we have …
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US House Resolution on Ethiopia Passes
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-10
Ethiopia's incoming Prime Minister Abiye Ahmed delivers his acceptance speech after taking his oath of office during a ceremony at the House of Peoples' Representatives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 2, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | Today, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution encouraging Ethiopia's government to increase respect for human rights, rule of law, and democracy. This non-binding resolution, combined with recent statements from the US Embassy in Addis, sends a strong signal to Ethiopia's new prime minister that the US expects significant reforms ahead. | Resolution 128 was passed in large part because of Ethiopian-American voters concerned with the Ethiopian government's rights record, who worked together to make themselves an important constituency. Their persistent efforts despite the efforts of the Ethiopian embassy and their Washington lobbyists led to…
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Egypt: Al-Sisi Should End Rights Abuses
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-10
A man carries breads on his head along a busy street near a banner for Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi from the campaign titled "Alashan Tabneeha" (So You Can Build It) after election results in Cairo, Egypt, April 3, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh | (Beirut) — Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should prioritize reforms to end serious human rights violations during his second term, Human Rights Watch said today. | Al-Sisi won the April 2, 2018 election with 97 percent of the votes cast following months of intimidation and arrests of other potential candidates. His only challenger, Mousa Mostafa Mousa, had supported al-Sisi's campaign until the day before registering as a candidate. Human Rights Watch and 13 other rights organizations concluded before the election that it lacked the minimum requirements…
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Intra-NATO Conflicts, US-France Confront Turkey: Macron Might Trap France in A Quagmire in Northern Syria
Andrew Korybko | Global Research | 2018-04-10
President Macron announced Paris' unprecedented decision after meeting with Kurdish leaders in the French capital last week, a move that was summarily denounced by Ankara as "crossing the line" and amounting to the Western European country supporting terrorism through what …
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Homophobia: Old problem, new disguise in 'Love, Simon'
Sky Gilbert, The Conversation | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-10
'Love, Simon' tells the story of a gay teenager who is 'just like you' – a mainstream comedy first – but what happens when they are not just like you? | Are gays and lesbians generally accepted by North American society? The answer you are most likely to hear is, most decidedly, yes. Looking at the advances in civil rights, it would seem that the lives of gays and lesbians have much improved. But the fact is homophobia hasn't disappeared, it's merely in stealth mode. Just because people don't use the word "fag" in polite society doesn't mean there has been a fundamental change in the human heart. It is in media representations of gay men that the new "stealth homophobia" most clearly shows its face. Gay men are out and proud on some TV shows — the new incarnation of Queer Eye for. . .
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Trump will skip South America summit to plan Syria response
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
Donald Trump intends to skip a planned summit in South America. The president will instead remain in the US to oversee the American response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria by government forces. | RT.com
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Winds of War Heading Toward Syria. Preplanned US Aggression, Confronting Russia
Stephen Lendman | Global Research | 2018-04-10
VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | Washington and its allies use the Security Council as a sound stage platform for their imperial agenda — rule of law principles ignored, …
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Trump Launches a New Drug War, Targeting the Opioid Crisis — But Who's the Real Enemy?
Conor Lynch, Salon | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-10
Trump and Jeff Sessions want to execute low-level dealers and crack down on legal marijuana. But Big Pharma is safe | In a characteristically incoherent speech last month, President Donald Trump displayed all the signs of a wannabe despot while outlining his plan to combat the opioid crisis, hich included the controversial call to execute drug dealers. "If we don't get tough on the drug dealers we are wasting our time, and that toughness includes the death penalty," declared the president, who praised other countries where drug dealers are put to death, such as China, Singapore and the Philippines. "You take a look at some of these countries where they don't play games. They don't have a drug problem. "This, of course, isn't the first time Trump has heaped praise on the authoritarian policies of other countries or expressed his. . .
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How China and the U.S. Are Spawning a New Great Power Naval Rivalry
Alfred W. McCoy | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-10
Amid the intense coverage of Russian cyber-maneuvering and North Korean missile threats, another kind of great-power rivalry has been playing out quietly in the Indian and Pacific oceans. The U.S. and Chinese navies have been repositioning warships and establishing naval bases as if they were so many pawns on a geopolitical chessboard. To some it…
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Majority of Americans think Facebook should face more regulation — poll
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
The majority of Americans believe their personal data is currently unsafe with Facebook and that the social media giant should face stronger oversight from government, according to a new poll. | RT.com
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Philadelphia police arrest 12yo carrying loaded AR-15
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
Police in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have arrested a 12-year-old boy they found walking down a street carrying a loaded AR-15 rifle. An 18-year-old carrying a handgun was also arrested. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/423743-philly-kids-rifle-…

The Day After Trump's ICE Raid in a Small Tennessee Town, 550 Kids Stayed Home From School
Ryan Devereaux | The Intercept | 2018-04-10
In a massive immigration raid, ICE rounded up Latino workers without asking them questions or telling them why they were detained. | The post The Day After Trump's ICE Raid in a Small Tennessee Town, 550 Kids Stayed Home From School appeared first on The Intercept.
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Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules That Fracking Natural Gas From a Neighboring Property Is Trespassing
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-10
Truthout is funded by readers, not by corporations, lobbyists or government interests. Help us publish more stories like this one: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation! | Last week the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued an opinion that could have major ramifications for the hydraulic fracturing industry in the state: It states a company trespassed on a family's land by extracting natural gas from beneath their property while operating a fracking well next door. | The Briggs family owns about 11 acres of land in Harford Township in Susquehanna County. When Southwestern Energy began operating an unconventional natural gas well on the adjacent property in 2011, the Briggs declined to lease their mineral rights to the company for development. In 2015, they filed a complaint that Southwestern was trespassing by extracting gas from beneath their property without a…
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Only 100 Douma Captives Held by Syria "Opposition" Terror Group Released. Thousands Executed
Zen Adra | Global Research | 2018-04-10
Only 100 captives detained for years by Jaysh al-Islam terror group were released yesterday as per a deal with the Syrian government. | With expectation to free up to 5 thousands captives, it turned out that only 200 of them remained …
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The Suspicious Timing of the Latest Provocations in Syria. The U.S. is Planning a Major Strike
Andrew Korybko | Global Research | 2018-04-10
Nobody seems interested in asking why the terrorists didn't use or allege to have used chemical weapons before they were on the brink of ultimate defeat, nor why "Israel" would wait until this very last moment to carry out a …
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"A Very Dangerous Moment": Trump Threatens to Strike Syria as Warmonger John Bolton Joins Cabinet
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-10
President Trump has threatened a forceful response to this weekend's alleged chemical gas attack in Syria that killed at least 40 people and injured as many 1,000 in the rebel-held town of Douma. During a meeting with military officials Monday, Trump vowed to take action. Washington and its chief allies at the United Nations have blamed the Assad government for the chemical attack, but Russia claims there is no evidence an attack even took place. Meanwhile, Iran has acknowledged seven Iranians died in an Israeli airstrike on a Syrian base early on Monday. For more, we speak with Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, author of several books, including, most recently, "Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror." Her latest piece for In These Times is headlined "It's John Bolton's First Day in the White House. We Must Stop Him from Escalating War in Syria."
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"The Simpsons" just made its Apu problem worse — and proved its creative bankruptcy
Melanie McFarland, Salon | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-10
Sunday night's episode responded to criticism from Asian Americans about Apu, making a very weak point. | On Sunday's episode of "The Simpsons" its writers and producers delivered a message to America, care of Springfield, U. S. A. , one as disposable and succinct as a postcard: "We've stopped caring. You should too. "As to what we should stop caring about, the obvious answer would be Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the character that inspired half of the plot's spine for "No Good Read Goes Unpunished. "We weren't meant to see that from the get-go, understand. Executive producer Al Jean teased as much before the episode aired, promising " a Twitter explosion in act three. " That was the moment at which we were to realize that the wandering and weak plot spine was meant as a half-baked clap back at comedian Hari Kondabolu's "The Problem with Apu," an. . .
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Israeli Defense Minister: Every Single Person in Gaza a Potential Target
Whitney Webb | MintPress News | 2018-04-10
To the Israeli government, any person living in Gaza — regardless of age, gender, occupation, ethnicity or religion — is guilty by association with Hamas; and all those who approach the border fence to continue protesting for the "right of return" for Palestinian refugees are "militants" who are fair game for Israeli snipers. | The post Israeli Defense Minister: Every Single Person in Gaza a Potential Target appeared first on MintPress News.

Israeli Defense Minister: Every Single Person in Gaza a Potential Target

The Myth of Difficult Times
Susan Babbitt | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-10
We live in difficult times. Or so we are told, again and again, since Trump. But Raúl Roa, brilliant Cuban academic, politician and diplomat, made the claim in 1953. He said a crisis was unfolding that was unprecedented in world history. He was referring to US power after the Second World War. No greater joke,…
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Could the Cold War Return with a Vengeance? Most Momentous Military Planning on Earth. Invitation to Disaster
Michael T. Klare | Global Research | 2018-04-10
Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now. Who's even paying attention, given the eternal changing of the guard at the White House, as well as the latest in tweets, sexual revelations, and investigations…
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Don't Be Taken in By Sudan Prisoner Release
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-10
Sudan's President Omar Al Bashir addresses the nation during the 62nd Anniversary Independence Day at the Palace in Khartoum, Sudan December 31, 2017. | © 2017 Reuters | Today, Sudan president Omar al-Bashir ordered the release of "political detainees", welcome news for 60 or so men who have languished behind bars for weeks. But it is also a grim reminder of a defining feature of Sudan's political landscape: the periodic mass arrest and detention of opposition leaders to silence them whenever they threaten to speak out. | These latest detentions — in a long history of similar detentions — were part of a crackdown that started in January to stifle opposition-led protests over new budget and austerity measures. Police and national security agents arrested hundreds of people, during protests or from homes, offices,…
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White Sacramento man regrets call that led to Stephon Clark's death: 'They shot an innocent person&#039
Tom Boggioni, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-10
He admitted that he knows the family and now regrets what transpired after his call. | A Sacramento man who made a fateful 911 call that led to the shooting death of an unarmed 22-year-old black man said he regrets making the call, the Sacramento Bee is reporting. According to Dave Reiling, he claims he went outside after hearing the sound of breaking glass to find a man bashing in his truck windows, leading him to chase the the man — who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt — with a baseball bat before losing sight of him. Reiling stated that he called 911 and reported the incident, only to be told to go inside for his own protection. He then explained that he heard the twenty shots that police fired at Clark who was holding a cellphone while in his grandmother's backyardHe. . .
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Bob Dylan: It's All Over Now Baby Red, White and Blue. The Two Party Political Scam and the U.S. Military Industrial Complex
Philip A Farruggio | Global Research | 2018-04-10
Leave your stepping stones behind there, something calls for you | Forget the dead you've left, they will not follow you | The vagabond who's rapping at your door | Is standing in the clothes that you once wore | Strike another match, go …
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Police kill man at Portland homeless shelter for allegedly refusing to drop knife
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The murder of John Elifritz Saturday night is yet another demonstration of the fact that police violence in the United States is fundamentally an issue of class, not race.
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Selected Articles: Syria: Military Escalation? Towards a US-Russia Confrontation?
Global Research News | 2018-04-10
Global Research shares timely, independent and vital information to readers across the globe. | We act as a global platform to let the voices of dissent, protest, and expert witnesses and academics be heard and disseminated internationally. | To sustain our goal, …
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UK workers protest Special Educational Needs and Disabilities cuts by Bradford's Labour council
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The cuts will result in the loss of 25-30 members of staff across Bradford, with the aim of saving an estimated £770,000 a year.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/11/disa…

Red-State Teachers Continue to Press Their Demands as Walkouts, Protests Capture Public Support
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-10
Inspired by the teachers' strike in West Virginia, fed-up teachers in right-to-work states like Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona are continuing to press their demands for better wages and more school funding. Republican legislators in these states have systematically shortchanged public education and other public services while slashing corporate taxes over the past decade.Oklahoma students rally outside the state capitol in support of the ongoing teachers' walkout for education funding, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (Photo: Candice Bernd) | Also see "Red State Rebellion: Inside the Oklahoma Teacher Walkout." | This story wasn't funded by corporate advertising, but by readers like you. Can you help sustain our work with a tax-deductible donation? | Fed-up teachers in right-to-work states like Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona are continuing to press demands of their majority-Republican legislators who have slashed corporate tax rates over the years, shortchanging public…
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Trump Homeland Security Adviser Bossert resigns
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has announced the resignation of President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert. | RT.com
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US deploying Truman aircraft carrier strike group to Middle East, Europe – Navy
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
The US will deploy the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier for a mission to the Middle East and Europe on Wednesday, according to the US Navy. | RT.com
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Donald Trump's Latest Conflict of Interest Is on Full Display
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-10
President Donald Trump is facing a new potential scandal as reports surface suggesting his administration may have pressured the government of Panama into helping one of his businesses in that country. After a dispute involving management of a hotel, Trump's business sent a letter asking the Panamanian president to intervene on its behalf in spite of a judicial decision siding with another majority owner of the hotel — a clear violation of Panama's separation of powers.View of the hotel sign after the Trump letters were removed from outside the hotel in Panama City on March 5, 2018. (Photo: Rodrigo Arangua / AFP / Getty Images) | President Donald Trump is facing a new potential scandal as reports surface suggesting his administration may have pressured the government of Panama into helping one of his businesses in that country. | The issue traces back to…
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Former Obama AG Loretta Lynch Blasts Trump Claim That 'Attorney-Client Privilege is Dead&#039
Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-10
"Attorney-client privilege is alive and well in this country. " | Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch refuted President Donald Trump's claim that "attorney-client privilege is dead" after the FBI raided his longtime attorney Michael Cohen. "Attorney-client privilege is alive and well in this country," Lynch told Washington Post reporter Jonathan Capehart while recording his podcast, Cape Up. "It's something that is an important aspect of our legal system. It's something that everyone at the Department of Justice takes very seriously. "Later during their conversation, which also touched on her infamous tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton in 2016, Lynch suggested DOJ prosecutors have some of the toughest jobs in the country. "If you want to win a popularity contest, don't become a prosecutor," the former attorney general told Capehart. "All you can do is hold onto your own integrity. "Listen to their entire conversation below: Related Stories: Veteran Watergate Journalist Carl Bernstein Says Trump's FBI Outburst Shows President 'Knows He's Trapped'7 Horrifying Claims Against FBI-Raided Trump Lawyer Michael CohenMeghan McCain Seriously Wants Mueller to 'Wrap Up' Russia Investigation After Michael Cohen Raided by FBI…
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Japan activates first Marine brigade since World War II
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The new Marine brigade is not simply defensive in character but could be used during a Japanese war of aggression far from its shores.
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"Why, This Isn't Cuba"
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-10
Back in the 1890s those who believed conquering a continent was killing enough (without taking over Hawaii, the Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico, etc.) included Speaker of the House Thomas Reed. He clipped an article out of a newspaper about a lynching in South Carolina. He clipped a headline about "Another Outrage in Cuba." He pasted…
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Escalation: Is the Conflict in Syria Evolving Towards a Global War?
South Front | Global Research | 2018-04-10
As the situation in Syria continues to escalate, it looks like leaders of "the free world" are more interested in instigating a further escalation rather than to study the Douma "chemical attack" issue in a cool head manner. | On April …
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Egypt: Al-Sisi Should End Rights Abuses
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-10
A man carries breads on his head along a busy street near a banner for Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi from the campaign titled "Alashan Tabneeha" (So You Can Build It) after election results in Cairo, Egypt, April 3, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh | (Beirut) — Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should prioritize reforms to end serious human rights violations during his second term, Human Rights Watch said today. | Al-Sisi won the April 2, 2018 election with 97 percent of the votes cast following months of intimidation and arrests of other potential candidates. His only challenger, Mousa Mostafa Mousa, had supported al-Sisi's campaign until the day before registering as a candidate. Human Rights Watch and 13 other rights organizations concluded before the election that it lacked the minimum requirements…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/10/egypt-al-sis…

Tucker Carlson slams US foreign policy in no-holds-barred monologue on Syria, social media explodes
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
As US leaders and mainstream media push for the nation to go to war in Syria, Fox News host Tucker Carlson has slammed so-called "geniuses" who claim to know the truth behind the alleged chemical attack. | RT.com
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Advocates say Democrats Worked Tirelessly to Defeat Reforms in MD
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-10
Advocates say Democrats Worked Tirelessly to Defeat Reforms in MDLast minute efforts to pass tough on crime legislation and thwart reforms aimed at banning destructive water bill liens has frustrated advocates who say the state legislature needs to be more forward thinking…
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Argentine Newspapers Recuperated by Workers' Cooperatives
Carolina de Assis | Global Research | 2018-04-10
At the end of 2001, Argentina's political and economic crisis was the main theme in Latin American news coverage. The economic recession that culminated in intense popular protests and the resignation of then-president Fernando de la Rúa also fostered a …
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Super Victory for the Far-Right in Hungary
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-10
Viktor Orban's far-right Fidesz party won reelection with a two-thirds majority in parliament, allowing him to change the constitution in line with his anti-immigrant platform. Benjamin Novak of the Budapest Beacon analyzes the result…
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Brazil's ex-president Lula turns himself in to police after supreme court ruling
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-10
The Brazilian attorney general's office demanded his immediate arrest out of fear he would "manipulate the masses" and destabalize the country.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/10/lula…

'Russiagate gets sillier by the day': Mueller goes after reported Clinton donor Victor Pinchuk
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-10
The Twitterverse has mocked the latest Trump-Russia collusion bombshell as a desperate dud, after a Ukrainian oligarch was targeted for donating $150,000 to Trump. The same businessman gave $13 million to the Clintons. | RT.com
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