2018-04-12: Social Media Postees

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'Bipolar' Trump? Twitter stumped after confusing stance on Syria
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-12
President Donald Trump's Twitter page can be an alarming and confusing place at the best of times. His latest instance of indecision over war or world peace has sparked questions about his mental health, however. …
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Bloomberg: Ecuador cut Assange's Internet to win "good graces of international investors"
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
President Lenin Moreno is working with the Trump administration to increase US military and economic influence in South America.
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Geoffrey Rush's career "irreparably damaged" by media allegations
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
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Oklahoma walkout in danger as Arizona, Kentucky teachers press for strike action
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
Rank-and-file teachers took to social media to denounce the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA) for trying to tamp down their demands and end the strike.
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Ex-South Korean President Park sentenced to 24 years jail
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
The government is using an anti-corruption campaign to divert attention from the real causes of the country's worsening social crisis.
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German government supports war preparations against Syria
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Maas have made it clear that they unreservedly support US, French and British military action against Syria.
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Frankenstein: Exciting production marks 200 years since publication of Mary Shelley's work
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
The Enlightenment ideas in Shelley's novel speak forcefully to a modern audience, who can empathise with something created as an articulate rational being and reduced by society to a "monster."
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California to Send Troops to Border but Rejects Trump's Stance
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-12
Gov. Jerry Brown cites the "criminal threats" of smugglers. He also issues a document emphasizing the National Guard's limited role at the border and explicitly rejecting any guard involvement in immigration enforcement. | The post California to Send Troops to Border but Rejects Trump's Stance appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Oppose California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's national guard deployment!
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown announced he was sending 400 guardsmen to support Trump's anti-immigrant militarization of the border.
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Zuckerberg sailed through testimony thanks to Senators' tech confusion
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-12
Mark Zuckerberg seemed to have an easy time at his appearance before Congress on Tuesday, thanks to senators that seemed clueless about technology. …
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National Union of Students lobs sexual harassment smears at UK lecturers
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
The NUS' report claiming rampant sexual harassment by UK academics adds fuel to the media furor against the UK lecturers' strike.
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Opposing forces mobilise for war in Syria
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
Russia's ambassador to Lebanon stressed Moscow's repeated warnings that it will retaliate against any attack that threatens its personnel in Syria.
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Brave Walls
Amnesty International | 2018-04-12
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Trump's crisis deepens following FBI raid on his lawyer
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
In the aftermath of Monday's FBI raid on President Trump's personal lawyer and confidante Michael Cohen, the White House appears to be increasingly isolated.
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John Pilger and Julian Burnside denounce silencing of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
The WikiLeaks founder and publisher has been cut off from all access to the outside world for more two weeks by the Ecuadorian government under pressure from the United States and its allies.
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Trump's pick for State Secretary Pompeo says no more soft policy toward Russia
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-12
CIA director Mike Pompeo, who was picked by President Donald Trump to lead US foreign policy, has declared that the days of what he called a "soft policy" toward Russia are over. At the same time, he said dialogue must continue. …
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Death sentences and executions 2017
Amnesty International | 2018-04-12
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Trade war issues come into sharper focus
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
The key question is not primarily the Chinese trade surplus against which Trump rails, but Beijing's plan to become a major source of high-tech development.
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German-US tensions grow over expansion of Nord Stream pipeline
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
Potential US sanctions against the project could dramatically intensify the economic and political tensions between the United States and Germany.
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Strikes in Germany's public sector as anger mounts over wages and working conditions
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
Amidst a broad mobilization of worker throughout Europe, the unions are doing everything in their power to suppress this anger and prevent a genuine struggle.
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US, Britain and France prepare onslaught against Syria
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
The imperialist powers, based on fraudulent allegations, are on the verge of launching another bloodbath in the Middle East.
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Catalan nationalist Ponsatí appears in Scottish court to oppose extradition
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
The Rajoy administration's resort to dictatorial measures is ultimately aimed at silencing all political dissent and intimidating the Spanish working class.
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House speaker's retirement signals further crisis for Republicans
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
Paul Ryan's quitting the top position in Congress, at age 48, anticipates a decision by the ruling elite to shift power to the Democratic Party.
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Spain: Mounting anger among Amazon workers exposes "victory" claims following March strike
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
The unions do not want to call for an indefinite strike and appeal to Amazon workers in Spain and Europe because they fear such a confrontation will win broad popular support.
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Sri Lankan workers' inquiry presents findings on Meethotamulla garbage disaster
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-12
The Meethotamulla disaster, which claimed at least 32 lives, was a social crime, created by capitalism and its political servants.
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School district to arm teachers with mini baseball bats
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-12
In the wake of America's latest deadly school shooting, one district in Pennsylvania has come up with a novel way to ward off would-be killers by arming teachers with mini baseball bats. …
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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 Doesn't Sell Your Data. It Sells You": How the Company's Profit Really Works
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-11
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced off with lawmakers in a marathon 5-hour hearing Tuesday about how the voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica harvested the data of more than 87 million Facebook users, without their permission, in efforts to sway voters to support President Donald Trump. We speak with Zeynep Tufekci, associate professor of information and library science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a faculty associate at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. Her book is titled "Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest." | TRANSCRIPT | AMY GOODMAN: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced off with senators Tuesday in a marathon 5-hour hearing on the privacy scandals plaguing the social network. Zuckerberg was called to answer questions about how the voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica harvested the data of more than 87…
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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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How Facebook Played "Instrumental" Role in Rise of Burma's Ethnic Cleansing Campaign of Rohingya
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-11
In Burma, seven soldiers have been sentenced to 10 years in prison for participating in the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in the village of Inn Din in western Rakhine State. The bodies of 10 Rohingya men were discovered in a mass grave there last September. The victims are among thousands of Rohingya who have been killed by the Burmese military's ethnic cleansing campaign against the minority Muslim group. For years, activists have demanded Facebook regulate hate speech against Rohingya on its platform, saying this speech has contributed to the rise in violence against the persecuted community. For more, we speak with Zeynep Tufekci, associate professor of information and library science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a faculty associate at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. Her book is titled "Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest."
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"Facebook Doesn't Sell Your Data. It Sells You": Zeynep Tufekci on How Company's Profit Really Works
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-11
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced off with lawmakers in a marathon 5-hour hearing Tuesday about how the voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica harvested the data of more than 87 million Facebook users, without their permission, in efforts to sway voters to support President Donald Trump. We speak with Zeynep Tufekci, associate professor of information and library science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a faculty associate at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. Her book is titled "Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest."
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Populism, Anti-Populism and the Fate of the EU
Will Podmore | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-11
Frank Furedi, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent, argues in his book Populism and the European Culture wars: The Conflict of values between Hungary and the EU, that despite the media's attention on the supposed threat to democracy from populist movements, the anti-populist reaction is far worse. In this book he examines…
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On Universities and NATO's War Drums: How Deep Does the Corruption Go?
John McMurtry | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-11
It is coming clear these days that 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 corruption in multiplying salaries and offices with no committed function to advancement of learning and dissemination…
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Time for Straight Talk Between the EU and Kyrgyzstan
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-11
Six months after being elected president and taking power in the first peaceful transition between democratically elected leaders in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbai Jeenbekov is this week making his first official visit to Europe as head of state. | Kyrgyz President-elect Sooronbai Jeenbekov (front) attends an inauguration ceremony at the Ala-Archa state residence outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan November 24, 2017. | © 2017 REUTERS/Vyacheslav Oseledko/Pool | This will be an important trip for Jeenbekov. Just weeks after he assumed office, the European Union and Kyrgyzstan initiated negotiations for an enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement to establish closer ties and give Kyrgyzstan an elevated status in its dealings with the EU. On Thursday, Jeenbekov will be received by EU leaders, including its top diplomat Federica Mogherini, as well as the presidents of the EU Commission, the…
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UN Chief Puts China's Leaders Over Its People
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-11
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, April 8, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is responsible for advancing the UN's three "pillar" issues: development, peace and security, and human rights. But on his visit to Beijing last weekend, there was no sign that the human rights pillar was part of his bilateral discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping. | When meeting with Xi, Guterres publicly congratulated the Chinese leader on "his recent re-election" — despite the fact that Xi has by no stretch of any democratic standard ever been "elected" — and made no mention of Xi's recent elimination of presidential term limits. | Guterres went on to "express appreciation for the…
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The American Military System Dissected: What Happens When a Few Volunteer and the Rest Just Watch
Andrew Bacevich | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-11
The purpose of all wars, is peace. So observed St. Augustine early in the first millennium A.D. Far be it from me to disagree with the esteemed Bishop of Hippo, but his crisply formulated aphorism just might require a bit of updating. I'm not a saint or even a bishop, merely an interested observer of this…
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The Decree of the Capitalist God
Jason Holland | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-11
While we were once given a savior who was known as supply side Jesus, sadly it seems the people have again forgotten the holy word. More youth than ever are becoming heretics to the sacred economic texts, but despite these frightening developments not all is lost, for imbued within me is light of understanding from our…
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Republicans More Likely Than Democrats to Cheat on Wives — According to Data From World's Largest Site for Married Cheaters
Sarah Burris, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-11
"The Republican party has often touted its traditional values with a foundation based on Judeo-Christian ethics, ethics of course that do not align with adultery" | One thing that came out of the hack on Ashley Madison was the information that the site was overwhelmingly dominated by male users. Data is now revealing, however, that among those men using the site, the majority were Republicans. Ashley Madison is the world's leading website for married people seeking additional relationships. According to their numbers, for all of those conservatives who claim "family values," they're more apt to compromise their morality if it is expedient for them to do so. "The Republican party has often touted its traditional values with a foundation based on Judeo-Christian ethics, ethics of course that do not align with adultery," noted a release on the topic. However,. . .
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These ancient skeletons totally annihilate a popular right-wing talking point
The Conversation, The Conversation | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-11
For decades, archaeologists and geneticists have sought to identify Anglo-Saxons in England. | The idea that there is a common Anglo-Saxon ancestry based on biology is gaining currency among some right-wing and religious groups in the UK and US. In the UK, the new leader of the UK Independence Party, Henry Bolton, suggested in a radio interview in October that "in certain communities the indigenous Anglo-Saxon population is nowhere to be seen. "In August, a religious group called the Odinist Fellowship wrote to the Church of England demanding two churches as reparations for a "spiritual genocide" which it claims began in the seventh century AD. The Odinists use old Icelandic texts to reconstruct the "indigenous" religion of the Anglo-Saxons which they claim was oppressed with the arrival of Christianity. The Anglo-Saxons are commonly believed to have migrated into Briton in the fifth and. . .
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Republicans Accuse Zuckerberg and Facebook of Censoring Right Wingers, Reigniting Culture War on Liberal Media
Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-11
Numerous congressional members threatened the social media network with regulation. | A parade of Republicans warned Facebook to stop removing right-wing content on Wednesday, accusing it of censorship and holding the cudgel of federal regulation over its head, in the second day of congressional testimony by CEO Mark Zuckerberg. "There's an issue of content discrimination," said Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington. "It is not a problem unique to Facebook. There's a number of high-profile examples of edge providers engaging in blocking and censoring religious and conservative political content. . . What is Facebook doing to ensure that its users are treated fairly and objectively by content reviewers? ""It's been said many time here that you refer to Facebook as a platform for all ideas. I know you've heard from many yesterday and today about concerns regarding Facebook's censorship of content, particularly content that may promote Christian. . .
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Mike Pompeo Could Go Down If Senate Democrats Decide to Fight
Ryan Grim | The Intercept | 2018-04-11
Democratic activists around the country have become energized by the nomination of Mike Pompeo as the new secretary of state, kicking off a bout of organizing around foreign policy that has little precedent outside the lead-up to an imminent invasion. | The question now is whether that enthusiasm will transfer to Senate Democrats themselves, or whether they will usher him through as they did in January 2017 when he was confirmed as CIA director. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., voted to confirm Pompeo last year. | Pompeo, a committed Islamophobe and war hawk, has galvanized opposition particularly for his hostility to the Iran nuclear deal, which Democrats see as a signature piece of the legacy of former President Barack Obama. Ripping up the deal, its advocates warn, would march the United States down a path that leads inevitably to war.
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Intercepted Podcast: A Nation Addicted to War
Intercepted | The Intercept | 2018-04-11
Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. | The bipartisan war party is once again giddy with excitement as Trump prepares to become "presidential" again. This week on Intercepted: U.N. inspectors have not even arrived on the ground in Syria to investigate the latest reported use of chemical weapons, but Trump has already threatened Syria, Russia, and Iran that they will pay a "big price" and "nothing is off the table." Historian Andrew Bacevich and Jeremy make the case against escalating U.S. military action in Syria, even if Assad's forces were behind the attack. The acclaimed novelist Arundhati Roy talks about her new novel, "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness," and offers insights on Kashmir, Narendra Modi, Trump, and more. Roy also dismantles…
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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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Why the $1 Trillion Deficit Isn't a Problem for You, But Rich People Complaining About It Might Be
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-11
The Washington Post is trying to scare people about budget deficits. Okay, that is not exactly news, it has been trying to scare people about deficits to justify cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits and other programs for decades, but they are redoubling their efforts now. (In fairness, the Republican tax cut gave them more material.)…
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Having second thoughts? Mattis says US 'still assessing intelligence' on alleged Syria attack
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-11
Amid Donald Trump's bullish rhetoric, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis suggested that the US remains uncertain about the details of what exactly occurred in Douma on April 7, adding that no decision has been made to strike Syria. …
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Trump: Get ready Russia, missiles will be coming at Syria, nice and new and 'smart'!
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-11
Donald Trump warned Russia to "get ready" after Moscow vowed to shoot any missiles fired at Syria down. "They will be coming, nice and new and smart," Trump tweeted. …
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The Facebook Worm Started to Turn Today
David Dayen | The Intercept | 2018-04-11
While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced often-harsh questioning in the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday, senators across the Capitol expressed frustration and even anger with Zuckerberg's appearance before them the day prior, intimating that Zuckerberg misled them and that platform monopolies needed to be seriously scrutinized for antitrust violations. | "These organizations have grown in such an incredible way, things like Facebook and Amazon," said Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., who nobody would mistake for a fire-breathing anti-corporate populist. "I'm sure they didn't set out intending the market power that they have. … It's an issue that we need to make sure we're paying attention to." | While senators displayed a disappointing reluctance to govern on Tuesday, the disquiet over Zuckerberg's comments suggested that the hearing represented a beginning and not an end, a prelude to a long march of…
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U.S. Should Do the Opposite of What Saudis Want
Maj. Danny Sjursen | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-11
Consider the irony: The United States, which bills itself as the world's beacon of freedom, has for some 70 years allied itself with one of the last absolute monarchies on the planet. Time and again, Washington has done the bidding of Saudi Arabia in the Greater Middle East, as a catalog of presidents allowed themselves to be dragged along by despotic kings in keffiyehs. It's downright embarrassing and a monument to American hypocrisy. So, you ask, why aren't mainstream, so-called liberals outright appalled by all this? Well, they're as hawkish and beholden to the military-industrial complex as the unapologetic Republicans. | Once, not too long ago, a cynic could argue that such supplication was necessary to feed a national addiction to the Saudis' liquid gold, but no more. As domestic energy sources have swelled (dangerously, from an environmental standpoint) and renewables technology…
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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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The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense
Maryam Saleh | The Intercept | 2018-04-11
The Trump administration is ending the Legal Orientation Program, a proven cost-saving measure that teaches detained immigrants about immigration court. | The post The Justice Department's Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense appeared first on The Intercept.
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MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace Exposes Trump's Latest Russia Lies
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-11
The president said the people leading the investigation against him are "Democrat loyalists. " He's wrong. | While President Donald Trump tries his best to discredit the intensifying investigations scrutinizing him and his allies, members of the media continue to disprove his repeated false claims meant to deflect blame. On Wednesday, the president tweeted an attack on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign and potential collusion with the Trump campaign: Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama. Mueller is most conflicted of all (except Rosenstein who signed FISA & Comey letter). No Collusion, so they go crazy! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018But as MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace pointed out, even this short tweet contained a. . .
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Mark Zuckerberg Is Either Ignorant or Deliberately Misleading Congress
Sam Biddle | The Intercept | 2018-04-11
After watching the Facebook founder and CEO's 48-hour trip to Capitol Hill, there are two possible conclusions: Mark Zuckerberg deliberately misled Congress, or Mark Zuckerberg knows very little about his own company. Both are bad. | Again and again, before both Senate and House committees, Zuckerberg pleaded ignorance about the company he created and has controlled for 14 years. Zuckerberg wasn't dodging questions about obscure corners of the company or corporate minutiae, but the most plainly fundamental aspects of Facebook's business and privacy policies. Rather than the Congressional beatdown many had expected, the most striking aspect of Zuckerberg's testimony wasn't his painful apologias or excuse-spinning, but his ability to spend nearly 10 hours saying almost nothing. The hearings may prove to be sea change moments for Facebook and the greater data mining industrial complex, but it would be hard to say the public…
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Why Israel Feels Threatened by Popular Resistance in Palestine
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-11
Why did Israel kill many unarmed Gaza protesters and wound over 2,000 on Friday, March 30 and on the following days, when they clearly posed no threat to Israeli soldiers? Hundreds of Israeli soldiers, many of them snipers, were deployed to the deadly buffer zone that the Israeli army has created between besieged Gaza and…
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'Bigger lunatic than Bush': Twitter reacts to Trump missile threat
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-11
President Donald Trump warned Russia to "get ready" for missile strikes on Syria, in an off-the-cuff response on Wednesday morning to an alleged chemical weapons attack by Syrian government forces. …
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Madeleine Albright Slams Trump On Fox News, Says He Acts Like 'He's Above the Law'
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-11
The former secretary of state warns about the president in her new book on fascism. | Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is on a book tour promoting Fascism: A Warning, and she isn't pulling any punches. In an interview with Fox News' "The Daily Briefing" with Dana Perino, she explained why she thinks President Donald Trump has less respect for democratic norms than any other president she can remember. "What do you mean by that? " Perino asked. "America's democracy still seems very strong. But what are your concerns? ""I am concerned about various elements [of democracy] that he seems to ignore," said Albright. "I'm a great believer in the freedom of the press. I think it's very important. "She criticized Trump for his attacking of the media as the "enemy of the people," a phrase she said "bothers" her. "It's being picked up by. . .
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ACLU: Facebook Has to Do Much More to Stop Housing and Job Discrimination on Platform
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-11
As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified to lawmakers Tuesday about the massive privacy scandal enveloping the platform, Facebook has also been slapped with a new lawsuit by fair housing groups who accuse Facebook of allowing employers and housing brokers to discriminate in their targeted advertising. The lawsuit says some of Facebook's advertisers do not show job and housing listings to African Americans and women. For more, we speak with Neema Singh Guliani, legislative counsel for surveillance and privacy at the American Civil Liberties Union. | Please check back later for full transcript.
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Trump Vowed to Make Assad Pay a Price, But It Probably Won't Make Any Difference
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-11
The crises in the Middle East are beginning to join up and cross-infect each other. Israeli aircraft fired missiles at Syria's T4 military airbase east of Homs early on Monday, just as other Israeli jets were making attacks on Gaza. President Donald Trump must decide whether or not he will order air strikes targeting Syrian government forces as a punishment for the alleged dropping of bombs filled with chlorine gas on a rebel-held part of the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta that killed at least 40 civilians on Saturday night.
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Pentagon scrubs Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria troop numbers from latest report
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-11
The Pentagon's quarterly report on the number of American troops serving overseas was released this week. Curiously, troop numbers for Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq were omitted from the report. …
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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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Vermont's Republican Governor Signs New Gun Restrictions
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-11
Vermont raises the age to buy firearms, bans high-capacity magazines and makes it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat–the first significant gun ownership restrictions in state history. | The post Vermont's Republican Governor Signs New Gun Restrictions appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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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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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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Video Shows Israeli Troops Cheering After Shooting Unarmed Palestinian
teleSUR | MintPress News | 2018-04-11
While the world condemns Israel's use of lethal force, Israeli politicians and policy makers defend soldiers' cheering of shooting unarmed Palestinians. | A video showing Israeli occupation soldiers shoot an unarmed Palestinian inside Gaza, near the border fence, and later cheering emerged through social media Monday. | As the shot is fired and a Palestinian man falls, one soldier laughs and says: "Wow, what a video! Yay!" In the video the soldier can also be heard celebrating the shot calling the video a "legendary clip," while insulting the fallen Palestinian and calling him "son of a whore." | Watch | Motionless Palestinian Shot by Israeli Sniper to Sound of Soldiers' Cheers | The video, which emerges after 31 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza by sniper bullets shot from within Israel, have gained international condemnation. According to Gaza's Health Ministry over 1,000…

Video Shows Israeli Troops Cheering After Shooting Unarmed Palestinian

Third national security aide resigns from White House after Bolton takes job
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-11
The White House has announced the resignation of Deputy national security adviser Nadia Schadlow, the third senior official to leave President Donald Trump's team following John Bolton's appointment as national security adviser. …
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News wars: Sinclair stations attack CNN with 'hit back' video
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-11
Affiliates of the conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group shared a YouTube video slamming CNN on their websites. The video is titled: "Did CNN attack Sinclair for doing exactly what CNN has done for years?" …
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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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The American Military Dissected: Few Volunteer the Rest Just Watch
Andrew J. Bacevich | MintPress News | 2018-04-11
In his urge to ditch the draft and so dampen the still-churning antiwar movement at home, Nixon created a new kind of American force, closer to a foreign legion geared to fighting never-ending wars thousands of miles from what, post-9/11, came to be known as "the homeland." | The post The American Military Dissected: Few Volunteer the Rest Just Watch appeared first on MintPress News.

The American Military Dissected: Few Volunteer the Rest Just Watch

Zuckerberg Pledges To Fix Facebook's Privacy Problems–No One Trusts Him
Steven Rosenfeld | MintPress News | 2018-04-11
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before nearly half the Senate Tuesday may mark a historic turning point for Silicon Valley. | Members of both parties expressed substantive concerns about how high-tech's surveillance economy preys on privacy and elevates propaganda–followed by wide skepticism that Facebook and the tech sector can be trusted to fix these problems without new federal regulations. | "If you and other social media companies don't get your act in order, none of us are going to have any privacy anymore," said Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL, shortly after the hearing began. "Online companies like Facebook are tracking our activities and collecting information… Facebook has a responsibility to protect this personal information." | "Our promised digital utopia, we have discovered, has minefields," said Sen. John Kennedy, R-LA, more than four hours later. "Here's what gonna happen. There are going to be…

Zuckerberg Pledges To Fix Facebook's Privacy Problems—No One Trusts Him

Homeland Security Creates "Media Monitoring Services" to Keeps Tabs on Journalists, Media Influencers
Jay Syrmopoulos | MintPress News | 2018-04-11
DHS spokesman Tyler Houlton called the program "nothing more than the standard practice of monitoring current events in the media" and that "any suggestion otherwise is fit for tin foil hat wearing, black helicopter conspiracy theorists. " | The post Homeland Security Creates "Media Monitoring Services" to Keeps Tabs on Journalists, Media Influencers appeared first on MintPress News.

Homeland Security Creates “Media Monitoring Services” to Keeps Tabs on Journalists, Media Influencers

Donald Trump and Paul Manafort Revived Nixon's Race-Based Hate Strategy for the 21st Century
Thom Hartmann, Lamar Waldron, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-11
Just as conservative politicians easily use racism to generate votes, power, and money, the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. was also the result of racism for profit and political gain. | First is the matter of who paid for Dr. King's assassination. None of the recent press coverage noted that an extensive congressional investigation of King's murder "concluded that there was a likelihood of conspiracy" in King's assassination, and that "financial gain was [James Earl] Ray's primary motivation. " Newly released files–previously withheld by the FBI from Congress–now show who paid for King's murder, and why. The second major point overlooked by the press coverage is how Richard Nixon's racially divisive "Southern Strategy" of 1968 led directly to and paved the way for Donald Trump's successful racist campaign and governance strategy, with Paul Manafort being the surprising connection. For two generations, conservative leaders–from politicians. . .
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Why the NYPD Killing of Saheed Vassell Has Locals Worried About Gentrification in Brooklyn
Natasha Lennard | The Intercept | 2018-04-11
Saheed Vassell, a black man with mental health issues, was well known to many neighbors — but not the people who called the NYPD on him. | The post Why the NYPD Killing of Saheed Vassell Has Locals Worried About Gentrification in Brooklyn appeared first on The Intercept.
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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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Paul Ryan ready to quit Congress after passing tax cuts for the wealthy: report
Travis Gettys, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-11
He's done all the damage he can. | House Speaker Paul Ryan will soon announce that he won't run for re-election, according to confidants. The 48-year-old Wisconsin Republican has privately told associates that he is leaving Congress after passing a tax reform bill late last year that favors wealthy campaign donors, reported Axios. The decision has been long rumored, the website reported, but he has not yet made a public decision. Ryan, a former vice presidential candidate, could make the announcement as soon as Wednesday, although friends say he may run again for another office. Related Stories: Trump Knows He's the Real Target of the FBI Raid on Michael CohenHandwritten Notes by Acting Assistant AG Dana Boente Appear to Support Comey's Trump ClaimsSenate Democrats and Republicans Join Forces to Criticize Facebook's Zuckerberg…
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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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Egypt's Repressive Government Could Soon Have Easy Access to Uber's Data for the Country
Allison McManus | The Intercept | 2018-04-11
Cairo is Uber's ideal market: With its vast expanse of congested highways, few public transportation options, and highly subsidized fuel, Cairenes — who number nearly 20 million — spend a lot of time in cars. Uber launched in Egypt in late 2014, and in just about two years, had clocked over 4 million riders and over 150,000 drivers. But operating in Egypt means playing by the rules of an increasingly repressive government, and now, under a new law being fast-tracked through Egypt's parliament, Egyptian authorities will soon have access to the data that Uber collects on those millions of people using its app. | The law came after a lawsuit was brought by Cairo's taxi drivers against Uber and Careem, Uber's Emirati competitor, on the grounds that the private vehicles using the service were illegally operating as taxis. The taxi…
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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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Why Trump has changed his tune on Syria explained in 2-minute VIDEO
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-11
President Trump, once a vocal critic of US military involvement in Syria, has taken to Twitter to warn Damascus and Moscow about incoming "smart" missiles. Is Trump's slumping popularity a factor in his stunning policy reversal? …
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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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Justice for Decynthia Clements: Demanding Safety, Not Police Bullets, for Black Women in Distress
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-11
Activists display signs during the #March4BlackGirls on October 17, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Sarah-Ji) | On April 11, the eve of the one-month anniversary of the police shooting of Decynthia Clements in Chicago, activists are coming together to mourn her death and call for justice in her name. Shot by police as she stepped out of her burning car, Decynthia was yet another victim of our collective failure to respond to people in distress in ways that don't involve armed police.Activists display signs during the #March4BlackGirls on October 17, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Sarah-Ji) | The following article could only be published thanks to support from our readers. To fund more stories like it, make a donation to Truthout by clicking here! | A young unarmed Black man is shot in his grandmother's backyard by police who assume…
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Who's Who of War Criminals and Torture Apologists Endorse Gina Haspel for CIA Director
Kevin Gosztola | MintPress News | 2018-04-11
The current and former officials who signed a letter endorsing Gina Haspel make up a veritable who's who of individuals who escaped accountability for torture and war crimes. They also include individuals who have developed a reputation as advocates for The Resistance™ to President Donald Trump. | The post Who's Who of War Criminals and Torture Apologists Endorse Gina Haspel for CIA Director appeared first on MintPress News.

Who’s Who of War Criminals and Torture Apologists Endorse Gina Haspel for CIA Director

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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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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Teachers in Puerto Rico Demand an End to School Closures and Privatization
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-11
Efforts to privatize the public schools in Puerto Rico were already under way when Hurricane Maria provided just the impetus the neoliberal establishment was looking for. But educators there are fighting back — with the support of their peers on the mainland. Ultimately, it's a fight for the future of the working class, say Liza Fournier and Mercedes Martinez, unionized teachers in Puerto Rico.Teachers participate in a one-day strike against the government's privatization drive in public education, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on March 19, 2018. (Photo: Ricardo Arduengo / AFP / Getty Images) | Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We're now more than a year into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those months. Yet there is always more to be done, and for many people, the question of where to focus and how to help remains.
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US relationship with Russia 'worse than it's ever been' — Trump
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-11
The relationship between the US and Russia is at its worst point in history, US President Donald Trump believes. The bold remark came after he warned Moscow to "get ready" for American missiles to be launched at Syria. …
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Trump's Scandal-Plagued Labor Board Will Soon Be Back to Full Strength
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-11
Thirty seconds: That's how long it takes to support the independent journalism at Truthout. We're counting on you. Click here to chip in! | Republicans look set this week to fill the vacancy on President Trump's embattled National Labor Relations Board. | The Senate on Tuesday voted 50-47 to limit debate on John Ring, the nominee to fill the seat previously held by former NLRB chair Phil Miscimarra. | Ring is currently a partner with Morgan Lewis & Bockius, a union-busting management side law firm, based in Philadelphia. Some of his recent major clients include Amazon, Marriott, Xerox, and Google, according to financial disclosures. | Miscimarra stepped down in December, after quickly ushering through a series of rulings, with Republicans set to temporarily lose their Board majority upon his retirement. | One of those decisions — a reversal of an…
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Democracy Means Everyone Counts: Why the Citizenship Question on the Census Should Concern Everyone
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-11
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! | Janine Jackson: How much impact could the addition of a single question to the US Census have? So much that 12 states are suing the Trump administration to counter the move. | The question in question is, "Are you a US citizen?" It might raise eyebrows coming from any White House, but coming from this one, the last-minute move raises tremendous concerns, that only begin with the likelihood that the question would depress response. | Karen Hobert Flynn is a long-time democracy reform activist and the president of Common Cause. She joins us now…
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Hairdresser Brands Missouri Governor a Sexual Abuser
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-11
According to testimony from the woman to a state House investigatory committee, Gov. Eric Greitens initiated a physically aggressive and unwanted sexual encounter and took a partly nude photo of her. | The post Hairdresser Brands Missouri Governor a Sexual Abuser appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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When Your Lawyer Needs a Lawyer: Trump, Cohen and the FBI Raid
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-11
US political history is replete with needle-off-the-record moments when everything just stops with a screech. The firing of Archibald Cox, the testimony of John Dean, Joe Welch asking Joe McCarthy if, at long last, he had any sense of decency … those moments come, and every moment after is changed forever. This was one of those moments. Michael Cohen, personal lawyer for Donald Trump, walks through the lobby at Trump Tower, January 12, 2017, in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images) | With everything going on in the White House, the media must maintain relentless pressure on the Trump administration. Can you support Truthout in this endeavor? Click here to donate. | Donald Trump's personal lawyer needs a lawyer. That lawyer will also need a lawyer, who in turn will also need a lawyer. If this keeps up, a…
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Woman Who Hates Endangered Species Act Will Be in Charge of Wildlife Policy
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-11
If you're a fan of real journalism, now's the time to strengthen Truthout's mission. Help us keep publishing stories that expose government and corporate wrongdoing: Make a donation right now! | As if endangered species didn't have enough to worry about, they're about to have a vocal opponent of animals and conservation overseeing their protection in the White House. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has named Susan Combs to serve as the acting assistant secretary of fish, wildlife and parks. | To fully understand why Combs is such a terrible pick, take a look at her history as a comptroller in Texas. In that role, she routinely went up against the US Fish and Wildlife Service when they tried to enforce portions of the Endangered Species Act in her state. She also successfully fought to keep the golden-cheeked warbler and…
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With Latest Syria Threats, Trump Continues to Be More Confrontational Toward Russia Than Obama Was
Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept | 2018-04-11
The civil war in Syria began in 2011 and escalated for five years during the Obama presidency, yet Barack Obama — despite demands from leaders of both parties and think tanks across the spectrum — never once bombed Syrian government targets. Although the CIA under Obama spent $1 billion per year to covertly train and fund Bashar al-Assad's enemies, it was never close to enough to topple him: just enough to keep the war going. | But Obama never bombed Assad or his military assets: a decision which, to this day, is scorned across official Washington. Hillary Clinton blasted Obama's refusal to do more to stop Assad, and in 2017, she actively encouraged Donald Trump to bomb Assad and take out his air force. | To this day, Obama regards his refusal to bomb Assad as one of his…
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More Hiring Shakeups at The Atlantic
Lauren Walker | Truthout Stories | 2018-04-11
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Watchdog Group Sues for Information: Did Ivanka Work Against Equal Pay?
Emily Wells | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-11
Though the president's elder daughter says she champions women's issues, she has defended the rollback of an Obama-era rule intended to help close the gender pay gap. | The post Watchdog Group Sues for Information: Did Ivanka Work Against Equal Pay? appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Sex Trade's Female Victims: 'Spoiled Goods,' Damaged Lives
Julie Bindel | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-11
In Cambodia, South Africa and Albania–among other places–violence, poverty and extreme male dominance create a context in which men who pay for sex go uncensured, but the women and girls involved are permanently stigmatized. | The post Sex Trade's Female Victims: 'Spoiled Goods,' Damaged Lives appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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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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Jellyfish Tank
Mike Luckovich | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-11
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States Could Drug Test People on Food Stamps Under Rumored Trump Administration Policy
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-11
The policy is degrading and pointless, but conservative politicians love it. | Under the Trump administration, states may soon be allowed to require some people on food stamps to pass a drug test before they can receive their benefits, reviving a pointless and stigmatizing policy that has long been favored in conservative circles. PBS NewsHour reports that the administration is working behind the scenes to roll out the policy. It wouldn't apply to everyone who gets food stamps — people with disabilities or with children would not be drug tested, according to the report. In fact, one official told PBS that only 5 percent of recipients would be affected by the changes to the program. Even among this narrow group, states are unlikely to find much drug use. When Florida tried to implement a version of drug testing for benefits, researchers. . .
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Russia Claims 'White Helmets' Staged Syria Chemical Attack
ZeroHedge.com | MintPress News | 2018-04-11
Russia's Defense Ministry said in a statement that the experts "found no traces of the use of chemical agents," following a search of the sites, adding "All these facts show… that no chemical weapons were used in the town of Douma, as it was claimed by the White Helmets." | The post Russia Claims 'White Helmets' Staged Syria Chemical Attack appeared first on MintPress News.

Russia Claims 'White Helmets' Staged Syria Chemical Attack

NASA sends bull & human sperm into space for reproduction study
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-11
NASA has sent vials of frozen bull and human sperm samples to the International Space Station as part of a study aiming to determine whether mammals can conceive in zero gravity. …
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Facebook: A Cooperative Transformation
Roy Morrison | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-11
According to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's 2 billion users represent a global community whose interest are served at no charge, a community that facilitates and encourages historically unprecedented social interconnection on a global scale Unquestionably much of this is positive. Facebook was an easy and available means to help launch the Arab Spring, Occupy, Black Lives Matter, the…
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Withering Highs: Hashish at the Fin de Siècle
Martin Billheimer | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-11
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