2018-04-13: Social Media Postees

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Red Lines
Kim Codella | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
Americans know the road of endless war and where it leads. We have been down this road before and have been on it againfor a long time now. Long enough for a new generation to not have known -peace? Peace is not the right word because we are not at war, we are on attack;…
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Jeremy Corbyn Calls for 'Withdrawal of All Foreign Forces' From Syria
Jake Johnson | MintPress News | 2018-04-13
"The need to restart genuine negotiations for peace and an inclusive political settlement of the Syrian conflict, including the withdrawal of all foreign forces, could not be more urgent." | The post Jeremy Corbyn Calls for 'Withdrawal of All Foreign Forces' From Syria appeared first on MintPress News.

Jeremy Corbyn Calls for 'Withdrawal of All Foreign Forces' From Syria

Truly Human Rights
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
Among the many unique qualities of the Cuban political process, and the organization of politics that has emerged from the revolutionary changes on the island, is the achievement of social peace in Cuba. It's a phenomenon unthinkable in most other nations of the continent including, of course, the United States. Surprised by this tranquility and…
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Cynthia Nixon Welcomes the Democratic Establishment's Hatred in Speech to Progressives
Zaid Jilani | The Intercept | 2018-04-13
Cynthia Nixon, the actress-turned-activist-turned-gubernatorial candidate has faced the ire of the political establishment since she announced her intention to run against incumbent New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic Party's gubernatorial nomination. | The New York State AFL-CIO excoriated her for comments she made that were critical of a film industry tax giveaway and union arrangements related to subway costs. Celebrity lawyer and Democratic Party donor Alan Dershowitz complained about her association with peace groups that he called " Israel haters." Former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn bizarrely slammed her as an " unqualified lesbian." A number of labor unions are threatening to defund progressive groups if they back her race for governor. | But in a speech before a range of progressive candidates at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee's candidate training in Washington, D.C., on…
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Nor Any Drop to Drink previewed to Flint audience
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
Central Michigan University sociology professor Cedrick Taylor presented his new documentary at the University of Michigan in Flint.
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'Not only Pompeo thinks US is exceptional, this is the air Americans breathe' — Peter Kuznick
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-13
We've already heard about US exceptionalism from Albright, Obama, and Clinton, but we are no longer in the 1990s, we are in a multipolar world, says Peter Kuznick, professor of history at American University. …
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Nearly Four People Are Evicted Every Minute: New Project Tracks US Eviction and Effects
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-13
A new project called the Eviction Lab examined more than 80 million eviction records going back to 2000 and found that in 2016 alone there were nearly four evictions filed every minute. More than 6,300 Americans are evicted every day. Studies show that eviction can lead to a host of other problems, including poor health, depression, job loss and shattered childhoods. Having an eviction on one's record also makes it far more difficult to find decent housing in the future. Now the Eviction Lab's database is being shared with the public in an interactive website that allows people to better track and understand evictions in their own communities. We speak with Matthew Desmond, who runs the project at Princeton University, where he is a professor of sociology. It grew out of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.
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International community must address accountability for past human rights abuses in Uzbekistan
Amnesty International | 2018-04-13
On 11 April 2018 the International Partnership for Human Rights, Association for Human Rights in Central Asia and Amnesty International delivered a statement during the pre-session for the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Uzbekistan's human rights record to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, in May 2018. The organizations highlighted some of the main concerns, including violations of freedom of expression and association and torture and other ill-treatment, and called on the representatives of Permanent Missions to the UN to raise these concerns with the Uzbekistani authorities.
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Is May 1968 About to Happen Again, or Be Surpassed? Mass Strikes, Occupations and the Fight for the Future Perfect in France
Gabriel Rockhill | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
There are now 25 cities in France where there have been university occupations, general assemblies and/or protests. Beginning in the Southwest with Toulouse, Bordeaux and Poitiers, the movement spread to Nantes, Lille, Paris, Montpellier, Grenoble and beyond. Far from simply blocking a significant percentage of France's 73 universities, the movement has insisted on opening them, meaning seizing the means of intellectual production to hold public seminars, debates, film projections and general assemblies with thousands of people, some of which have had to move outside in order to accommodate the large crowds.
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Nearly 4 People Are Evicted Every Minute: New Project Tracks U.S. Eviction Epidemic & Effects
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-13
A new project called the Eviction Lab examined more than 80 million eviction records going back to 2000 and found that in 2016 alone there were nearly four evictions filed every minute. More than 6,300 Americans are evicted every day. Studies show that eviction can lead to a host of other problems, including poor health, depression, job loss and shattered childhoods. Having an eviction on one's record also makes it far more difficult to find decent housing in the future. Now the Eviction Lab's database is being shared with the public in an interactive website that allows people to better track and understand evictions in their own communities. We speak with Matthew Desmond, who runs the project at Princeton University, where he is a professor of sociology. It grew out of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City."
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Vladimir Putin's — and Donald Trump's — Great Success In Exploiting the Rise of Nationalist Christianity
The Conversation | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-13
Making Christianity great again. | Russia has re-elected its self-styled leader and saviour, whatever his weaknesses — even his sins. The revelation that the Russian government may have ordered a former spy's poisoning should provoke international outrage from Vladimir Putin's fellow Christians, particularly as the holiest Christian festival of Easter approachesBut then, Putin seems to have his own ideas about acceptable Christian behaviour. Like most people, I watched his recent speech showing Russia's bigger, badder nuclear arsenal with mixed feelings of surprise and horror. Scary, no matter what the political leanings of a leader. Terrifying, when in the hands of a leader who believes he is, in a deeply religious sense, the saviour of a beleaguered nation now being resurrected. Spin your globe around and there's a leader in the White House making similar moves to bolster his nuclear power:. . .
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World economy in danger of being "torn apart"
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
IMF chief Christine Lagarde said that as a result of easy financial conditions, global debt–public and private–has reached an all-time high of $164 trillion.
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How Vladimir Putin's and Donald Trump Exploit the Rise of Nationalist Christianity
Abby Day | MintPress News | 2018-04-13
Playing to a base that equates Christianity not with humble morality but with power and cultural purity, Trump performed Mephistophelean maneuvers to harden opposition to abortion and gun control. | The post How Vladimir Putin's and Donald Trump Exploit the Rise of Nationalist Christianity appeared first on MintPress News.

How Vladimir Putin's and Donald Trump Exploit the Rise of Nationalist Christianity

Hanford's Toxic Avengers: Department of Energy Suppresses Deadly Nuclear-Cleanup Flaws
Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
Your tax dollars are on the line. The DOE is set to extend a contract to Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) for another year at the Hanford Nuclear Site, despite numerous allegations of misconduct since the company won the initial contract for $7.1 billion in 2008. Below is an investigative report that appeared in Seattle Weekly…
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German government supports possible attack on Syria
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
The German government supports the launching of an illegal war of aggression, which could trigger a confrontation between the nuclear powers.
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Looking to History to Understand Cyber-Conflict
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-13
"Understanding Cyber Conflict: 14 Analogies" "Understanding Cyber Conflict: Fourteen Analogies" | Purchase in the Truthdig Bazaar | A book edited by George Perkovich and Ariel Levite | Cyberwar is going nuclear. That's according to the Pentagon's 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, a document updating the U.S. military's guidelines for launching nuclear weapons. The revised strategy calls for responding to non-nuclear attacks on critical infrastructure with nuclear weapons. The implications of the military's thinking are clear enough: Nuclear weapons are a necessary deterrent to nation-states and terrorist groups that might consider using cyber-weapons to destroy critical infrastructure in America. If a cyberattack cripples anything from a small chemical facility to a wastewater treatment plant, it could spark a nuclear war. | The threat of nuclear retaliation is directed squarely at Russia. Whatever Vladimir Putin's vision for Russia might be, he has learned to use…
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Is Sean Hannity Coordinating with the White House?
Simon Maloy, Media Matters for America | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-13
The host denies it, but he's a known liar. | Every episode of Fox News' Hannity follows a fairly basic formula these days: pugnacious cube-headed goon Sean Hannity serves up a monologue devoted almost entirely to the vituperative ( and frequently incoherent) slander of President Donald Trump's political adversaries, and then he lards out the hour with panel discussions featuring a small, rotating cast of like-minded Trump sycophants and the odd sacrificial liberal. As Donald Trump's many scandals have mushroomed, Hannity has been forced to get louder and crazier. Last night's episode was an especially psychotic exercise in Hannity-brand demonization as he attempted to counterpunch former FBI Director James Comey, who is ramping up a book tour for his forthcoming memoir. You can watch Hannity's monologue below, in which the host places Comey, the Clintons, and special counsel Robert Mueller as. . .
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Trumponomics is 21st Century Reaganomics and That's Bad for Working America
Howard Gregory | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
Donald Trump won the Presidency in November of 2016 by appealing to the white working class who saw him differently than the rest of the world and not as a dangerously inexperienced, politically unpolished, eccentric billionaire seeking attention, but a welcome Washington outsider who was willing to use his business expertise to improve their lives.
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War, lies and censorship
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
The New York Times, Washington Post and other mainstream news outlets function not as journalists, but as propagandists for the US/NATO war drive against Syria.
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A Civilization in Collapse, the Dawn of a New Order?
Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
There can be little doubt that we are living through extraordinary times: barely a week passes without a major event of some kind occurring somewhere in the world. Politicians, lacking vision and principle, add fuel to the fires; ideologically constrained, corrupt and imprisoned within the designer pockets of their corporate benefactors they remain politically and…
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Chemical Weapons Hypocrisy
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
Oh, the hypocrisy of it. The ignoble aims. The distraction. The outrageous lies and excuses. I'm not talking about America's tweet-from-the-hip president and his desire to escape from the cops' raid on his lawyer's office — there's a Russian connection, all right. And I'm not talking about his latest sleaze. Life with Melania might not…
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Whether Waiting Tables or Harvesting Food, Fair Labor Is Still About Civil Rights
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-13
Fifty years ago, Dolores Huerta organized some of the most vulnerable workers in this country, building a powerful foundation for farmworkers' rights by harnessing the energy of intersecting movements for race and gender equity. We must apply these same lessons as we organize for the rights and wages of workers in the food industry today.(Photo: Klaus Vedfelt / Getty Images) | It only takes a moment to contribute your support for courageous reporting and bold storytelling. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout today. | Dolores Huerta organized some of the most vulnerable workers in this country and, standing alongside them, stood up to their powerful bosses — and won. "When we started to organize farmworkers, people would say to us, 'They're poor, they don't speak English, they're not citizens. How are you going to possibly organize them?'" Huerta…
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Chemical Attacks, False Flags and the Fate of Syria
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
Once again Eastern Ghouta is the epicenter of a confrontation between the White House and Bashar al-Assad. On April 7, medics in Douma, the largest city in the agricultural belt surrounding Damascus, blamed him for authorizing the aerial bombardment of chlorine gas that cost the lives of at least 40 people and injuries to hundreds…
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Pacific Moves: China, Vanuatu and Australia
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
Washington's vigilant deputy, doing rounds on the beat in the Pacific, has been irate of late. The central issue here is the continuing poking around of China in an area that would have been colloquially termed in the past "Australia's neighbourhood". There have been no formal proposals, but the Australian press is agog with reports…
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Algeria military plane crash kills 257
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
The crash shortly after take-off was the deadliest in the history of the country.
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Cambridge Analytica-linked Kogan collected Facebook users' private messages
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-13
The developer of the quiz app Cambridge Analytica used to collect the data of some 87 million Facebook users also had access to their private messages, according to a warning sent by the social media giant to affected users. …
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Union seeks to shut down strike: The way forward for Oklahoma teachers
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
The formation of rank-and-file committees is the basis for taking the conduct of the struggle out of the hands of the anti-working class organizations that call themselves "unions."
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For Trump Supporters, Pain is the Reward
Chauncey DeVega, Salon | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-13
Trump's voters are suffering. They still love him. Mainstream journalists lack any understanding of this pathology | Donald Trump is not a real populist. His plans and those of his Republican allies–both already enacted and in the future–will further hollow out the social safety net, give even more money to the rich, damage the environment, reduce public education to ruins, remove corporate regulations and gut the Affordable Care Act. This will hurt most Americans, especially Trump's most enthusiastic supporters among the so-called "white working class. " Yet these same voters continue to support Trump and the Republican Party. This dynamic befuddles many journalists, reporters, pundits and other professional observers of politics. Why? Because they lack political vision and are extremely naive — and overly hopeful — about the true nature of today's conservative movement. Moreover, the truth is simply too frightening for many people to. . .
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This New Video Game Allows Players to Fight for Hope in a Dystopian Vision of Trump's America
John Wills, The Conversation | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-13
The game has something to say if you listen. | You are a rookie law enforcement officer, onboard a helicopter heading into the main compound of Project at Eden's Gate, a religious cult operating across a huge stretch of Montana. A towering statue of the militia's leader, Joseph Seed, rises into the sky. With a warrant for the arrest of Seed, you navigate a warren of buildings patrolled by aggressive white men and their snapping dogs, before entering a white-boarded church. A haunting rendition of Amazing Grace plays in the background as you meet Seed for the first time, in an almost dream-like sequence. From there, you are transported to an intense face-off between militia extremists and federal officials. This is what you would experience on playing the new Ubisoft video game Far Cry 5 (2018). Its story speaks to what seems. . .
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Five Lessons in the History of American Defeat
Tom Engelhardt | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
The lessons of history? Who needs them? Certainly not Washington's present cast of characters, a crew in flight from history, the past, or knowledge of more or less any sort. Still, just for the hell of it, let's take a few moments to think about what some of the lessons of the last years of…
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Police Killed More People Last Year Than Mass Shooters
Ebony Slaughter-Johnson | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
This spring, an estimated 800,000 Americans gathered in Washington, DC to participate in the "March for Our Lives" organized by the teenage survivors of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida. Thousands more attended 800 sister marches across the nation and around the world for gun reform. Gun control is often portrayed as a "white" issue, but the…
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Miscarriage of Justice: Ex-President Lula's Imprisonment in Brazil
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-13
The persecution and prosecution of former president Lula da Silva is a transparent attempt to remove Brazil's most popular candidate from the presidential race because he is also the one most disliked by the country's elite, says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot…
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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT ON THE GLOBAL COMPACT ON REFUGEES
Amnesty International | 2018-04-13
Mid-way through UN-led consultations with member states to agree a Global Compact on Refugees, Amnesty International urges governments to ensure the Compact will be an ambitious, inclusive and visionary plan that will mandate action and deliver results for effective refugee protection.
www.amnesty.org/en/documents/ior40/8227/…

Thailand: Turn Words Into Action on Fishing Industry
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-13
Migrant workers prepare to unload their catch at a port in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand on January 22, 2018. | | | © 2018 Reuters / Athit Perawongmetha | The Thai government should undertake further reforms and act to eradicate forced labor and trafficking in the Thai fishing industry, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha. | "Under pressure from the European Union and others, the Thai government has publicly pledged to improve labor rights in the country's powerful and abusive fishing industry," said Brad Adams, Asia director. "It's time to turn those words into actions that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of migrant workers suffering forced labor and other abuses." | Related Content: | Letter from Human Rights Watch to…
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The Israel — Saudi Arabia Liason
Lawrence Davidson | MintPress News | 2018-04-13
In a 2 April 2018 interview in the Atlantic, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman publicly declared that the Israelis "have a right to live in their own land just like the Palestinians." It is a problematic assumption, given that the Israelis' "own land" is the land they took away from the Palestinians. This, and much else, has been either forgotten or ignored by the Saudi crown prince. | Seventy-three years ago Saudi Arabia's first king, Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, expressed a very different position in a series of letters to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. For instance in a letter of November 1938 Ibn Saud had wrote "The [European] Jews have no right to Palestine and their claim is an act of injustice unprecedented in the history of the human race." Sadly, there was in fact plenty of precedent when it came…

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DSQ: Those Danish Men of Feeling
David Yearsley | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
The most famous string quartets of the present age take their names from diverse sources: the Emerson from an American transcendentalist whose first name is Ralph; the Juilliard from the famous conservatory where it is in residence; the Kronos from Greek mythology. To name a musical ensemble successfully is to skirt the perils of pretentiousness,…
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Syrian Researcher: Focus on Alleged Chemical Attack Ignores War's Ongoing Deaths by Airstrikes, Bullets
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-13
As the United Nations Security Council holds an emergency session over the growing prospect of a war between Russia and the U.S., after President Trump threatened U.S. strikes in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, we get response from Syrian-Canadian writer Yazan al-Saadi. "Let's remind everyone that the U.S. is striking Syria already. You have more than 2,000 soldiers on the ground. There are bases." He adds, "For me, as a Syrian, I see it as an occupation, just like how I see the Russians are an occupation on the country." Regarding the alleged chemical attack in Syria, he says, "This ignores the fact that most deaths are happening through conventional means," such as airstrikes.
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In the Ruins
John Davis | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
I am not left alone in the blackened, fire scorched chaparral on the north-eastern fringe of California's Thomas Fire. Life is stirring in the wild hills, still partly dark with rain-washed ash, and, where the decomposed sandstone is exposed, oxidized to a sickly orange-brown. The soil is naked and unaccustomed to the light. Closer to…
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A Friendly Reminder: Impeaching Donald Trump Will Not Remove Him From Office
Mark Meigs, The Conversation | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-13
No president in the country's history has yet been convicted during impeachment proceedings. | Not a day passes without fresh speculation about the possible impeachment of Donald Trump. In December, when former US security advisor Michael Flynn agreed to cooperate with investigators, UK bookies put the odds at 50/50 that it would happen within 12 months. Since then, events have only accelerated, including the FBI raid on April 9 of the offices of Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer. In fact, the process has already started: on November 15, 2017, six Democrats in the House of Representatives sent Impeachment Articles to the House Judiciary Committee. The articles included obstruction of justice for firing James Comey, the FBI chief who was investigating Russian meddling with the 2016 election. A connection between Trump and this meddling could constitute treason, an impeachable offence. . .
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Deconstructed Podcast: Is Trump About to Start an Illegal War With Syria?
Deconstructed | The Intercept | 2018-04-13
Subscribe to the Deconstructed podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. | The war in Syria is seemingly without end: Seven long years of bloodshed, terror, foreign interventions and — perhaps most horrifically — the use of chemical weapons to kill women and children. The latest such incident in Douma has prompted president Donald Trump to threaten his second aerial attack against the Assad regime since coming to office. But on what authority, and with what plan? This week on Deconstructed, Mehdi Hasan speaks to Rep. Barbara Lee, one of the most principled and consistent voices against U.S. military interventions on Capitol Hill, and the only member of congress to vote against the invasion of Afghanistan back in 2001. And with Senior Fellow at the Center…
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Further Information: United Arab Emirates: Prisoner of Conscience on trial: Ahmed Mansoor
Amnesty International | 2018-04-13
On 11 April 2018, prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor appeared before a court in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for his second trial session. Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience.
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This is Not a Story About Donald Trump's 'Love Child': It's a Lot More Damaging Than That
Jeremy Binckes, Salon | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-13
There's no evidence Trump had an illegitimate kid, but plenty of evidence that his henchmen buried the story | Donald Trump is the perfect tabloid president: He was literally made famous, in his early years, by the New York tabloids, and has ridden that all the way to the White House, where he keeps on manufacturing tabloid stories. Trump didn't attract the national spotlight and have shocking success in politics because he knew what ailed America, and had a plan to address the multitude of economic, social and political injustices that plagued the country. He screamed that everything was terrible, and enough people agreed with him that he won the election, despite losing the popular vote by a few million. So of course people are now talking about a completely unverified and likely untrue report that Trump had a love. . .
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Mozambique: Growing Fear Among Activists
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-13
People lay flowers and pay their respects where Constitutional law expert Gilles Cistac was murdered on March 3, 2015, in Maputo, Mozambique. | | © 2015 Getty Images | (Johannesburg) — The Mozambican authorities' failure to credibly investigate recent killings and assaults of prominent critics of the government has created an environment of fear among the country's activists, Human Rights Watch said today. The abduction and beating of a journalist and human rights lawyer, Ericino de Salema, in Maputo on March 27, 2018, was followed by reports from activists of intimidation and threats by alleged security force members. | Six activists told Human Rights Watch that they were living in fear after receiving threatening messages for criticizing the government. Two said they had been forced to move, use different cars, and change their routines after…
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Colorado House OKs Bill to Let School Nurses Administer Medical Marijuana
Amanda Pampuro, Courthouse News | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-13
It's another step toward the normalization of cannabis as medicine. | DENVER (CN) — A bill that would allow school nurses to administer medical marijuana to students passed the Colorado House 47-17 on Thursday. The bill is sponsored by state Sen. Irene Aguilar, a Democrat, and Republican state Rep. Dylan Roberts. Medical marijuana is one of few issues that enjoys bipartisan support, according to a recent Pew Research poll that found 6 in 10 Americans support its use. Whether to allow cannabis into the classroom, however, has been a subject of debate. "I was pleased that it passed. Most school nurses knew it would be passed so they came to me yesterday," Aguilar said. Currently, nurses administer medication according to doctors' orders, and voiced concern that the same standard be maintained for medical marijuana. Patty Rojec, president-elect of the Colorado Association of School Nurses, is. . .
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Pro-War Press Is the Real Scandal, Not Cambridge Analytica
Daniel Lazare | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-13
The story is heavy on Russophobic propaganda and light on proof that the data analysis company influenced the 2016 election in any substantial way. | The post Pro-War Press Is the Real Scandal, Not Cambridge Analytica appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Sentenced to 65 Years for a Cop's Crime
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-13
(Photo: Ioannis Tsotras / Getty Images) | A'Donte Washington was 16 years old when an unnamed police officer shot him four times, killing him. A grand jury found the killing "justified," and the officer suffered no consequences. | But there is someone who will be spending decades in prison for Washington's murder: his friend Lakeith Smith. This month, Smith was sentenced to 65 years in prison — 30 years for a felony murder, 15 for burglary and two 10-year sentences for theft. | Washington was killed while he and a group of friends were breaking into a house in February 2015. Officials claim Washington pulled a gun on the officer and fired, prompting the officer to shoot. | No one denies that it was the police officer, not Lakeith Smith, who killed Washington. But Smith — who was just 15 at the time…
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Teacher Strikes Are About a Lot More Than Paychecks
Negin Owliaei | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
Teachers across the United States are having a moment. Educators are building on the momentum from West Virginia, where striking teachers won a 5 percent pay raise for state employees. Now the protests have spread to Arizona, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and the nation's capital. The educators are winning broad public support, but some politicians aren't pleased.
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Israel/OPT: Administrative detention of NGO worker renewed: Abdul Razeq Farraj
Amnesty International | 2018-04-13
An Israeli military court renewed, for the third time, the administrative detention of NGO worker Abdul Razeq Farraj for another three months. Abdul Razeq Farraj has been held by Israel without charge or trial for 325 days.
www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde15/8209/…

The death of rapper-producer Alias and the fate of "avant-garde" hip hop
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
Brendon Whitney ("Alias") was a founding member of the experimental hip hop/electronic music label Anticon.
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New pro-EU party planned to oppose Corbyn and Labour
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
The project intends to "borrow" ideas from "both left and right," promoting divisive identity politics–based on race, gender and sexual orientation–while championing "wealth creation and tighter immigration controls."
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Corker at Pompeo Hearing: We Already Endorsed Regime Change in Syria
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-13
Sen. Bob Corker speaks to reporters following a vote on Capitol Hill on January 11, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Zach Gibson / Getty Images) | The leader of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee signaled to President Trump that the panel already approved the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. | Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) directed the comments toward Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), during the confirmation hearing for Mike Pompeo, Trump's pick to serve as next Secretary of State. | Kaine had just completed pointed questioning of Pompeo, the current CIA Director, about whether regime change around the world should be an official US foreign policy. | Director Pompeo dodged the question, but it did prompt a response from Corker. | "It seems like everybody on this committee except Sen. [Rand] Paul of Kentucky agreed with the previous administration's policy that Assad had to…
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Cambridge Analytica: Another Reason To Leave Social Media Behind
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
Everyone is still looking for a way to explain Donald's Trump's 2016 Presidential Election victory. This energy could be focused on creating an alternative to Donald Trump. A real populist alternative that puts people before profit. But amongst the circles of the elites and their henchmen within the Democratic Party there is no real populist…
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Roaming Charges: the Rise of Pompeo Maximus
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
+ The Tweets that haunt: Trump: "Why do we keep broadcasting when we are going to attack Syria. Why can't we just be quiet and, if we attack at all, catch them by surprise?" August 28, 2013 Trump:…
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America's Growing Military Footprint is Sparking an Anti War Resurgence
Cameron Orr | MintPress News | 2018-04-13
Trump's new discretionary budget will shovel 61 percent of the country's social oxygen into the Pentagon's fiery furnace. That's $727 billion worth of schools, libraries, green jobs and infrastructure, housing, hospitals, nutritional support, healthcare, and other social needs that will go unmet. | The post America's Growing Military Footprint is Sparking an Anti War Resurgence appeared first on MintPress News.

America's Growing Military Footprint is Sparking an Anti War Resurgence

1968: the Big Five O
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
Jerry Rubin, a "founding father" of the Yippies, is widely credited with having come up with the slogan "don't trust anyone over thirty." He no doubt did say that, many times back in the day, but it was Jack Weinberg, another leader of the 1964-5 Free Speech Movement in Berkeley, who said it first. Being…
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Bordering on Insanity
James McEnteer | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
In lieu of building his promised wall between the U.S. and Mexico, Donald Trump ordered National Guard troops to the border. General James Mattis authorized the deployment of up to 4,000 troops to beef up border security, though they will not be permitted to perform law enforcement missions. Where precisely they will be and for…
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Gayle King Grills Paul Ryan on Lack of Diversity in GOP
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-13
In his first major interview since announcing he will not run for re-election, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was interviewed by "CBS This Morning" host Gayle King, who grilled him about the lack of representation of women and people of color in the Republican Party. | During the interview, King mentioned a photo of Ryan along with President Trump, Vice President Pence and a number of other administration and congressional officials, all smiling and giving Trump's signature thumbs-up sign. | "Very celebratory. What were you all celebrating?" King asked. | "Just the accomplishments we've had heretofore and then the rest of the agenda that we're working on," Ryan responded before listing what he sees as his party's accomplishments regarding infrastructure, health care and other issues. King, however, wasn't done talking about the photo. | " 'Cause, you know, when I look at…
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Young Yemeni woman on death row suffers the wrath of the Huthis' 'psychological war' on opponents
Amnesty International | 2018-04-13
Asmaa al-Omeissy set off from southern Yemen to seek safety and reunite with her father in the capital Sana'a. Instead, the 22-year-old, who has two young children, was subjected to a brutal ordeal that has left her as the first known Yemeni woman on death row on 'state security' charges. | In September 2016, her husband, an al-Qa'ida suspect, fled and left her during an ambush by forces from the Saudi Arabia-led coalition near the southern city of al-Mukalla. After briefly detaining her following the ambush, the coalition troops let her go. But this was only the start of her troubles. | A family friend had offered to drive her from al-Mukalla to the Huthi-controlled Sana'a so that she could re-unite with her father. Another male passenger travelled with them. On 7 October 2016, Huthi security forces stopped their vehicle at a checkpoint…
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Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
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Oklahoma teachers denounce Oklahoma Education Association's move to end strike
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
Teachers reacted with anger and a determination to continue the strike following a back-to-work order announced by the OEA Thursday afternoon.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/13/inte…

Valuing Black Women's and Infants' Lives in the US
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-13
The maternity ward is show at the newly constructed Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center hospital in San Diego, California , U.S., April 17, 2017. | © 2017 Reuters | Around the world every single day 800 women and girls die from preventable causes during and after pregnancy. Human Rights Watch has documented some of the root causes of these deaths — lack of accountability of health professionals to poor quality care to considerable cost barriers to care. | In many countries, this number is dropping. But in the United States — one of the world's richest countries — it's rising. Many people would be shocked to learn that at least two women and girls die from pregnancy-related causes each day here. Shamefully, Black women are more than three…
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Germany: Grand coalition starts national armament programme
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
Barely in office, Germany's grand coalition government has commenced its programme of massive rearmament as laid down in its coalition agreement.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/13/germ…

Gun Violence: Almost the Norm for Some
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
Laura Ingraham has returned to Fox News after losing some advertisers on her program following her criticism of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor David Hogg ("Laura Ingraham returns, says boycotters' efforts are 'Stalinist,'" Salon, April 10, 2018). According to the BBC ("Guns in the US: The statistics behind the violence," January 5, 2016), gun deaths from 1968 through…
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Trump signs executive order attacking US social programs
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday requiring his cabinet to target for destruction any social programs that do not have work requirements.
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Trump Cares More About Firing Mueller than Striking Assad
Al Jazeera | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-13
You are what you tweet. | For those who bet on Donald Trump altering the geopolitical landscape in Syria, they are in for a huge disappointment. His braggadocio tweets and bizarre flip-flops, from premature withdrawal to humanitarian intervention, is mindboggling for his advisers before anyone else.
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Russia Says It Has "Irrefutable Evidence" U.K. Staged Chemical Attack in Syria. Let's See It
Robert Mackey | The Intercept | 2018-04-13
Russian officials said on Friday that their government can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held enclave in Syria last week was a hoax staged by British spies. | The defense and foreign ministry officials declined, however, to say what the evidence was, or expose it to public scrutiny. That matters because Russian officials have a history of making false or misleading claims about attacks in Syria based on internet conspiracy theories or hoaxes. | Volunteer rescue workers and antigovernment activists in Syria said that more than 40 people were killed in a chemical attack in Douma, east of Damascus, on Saturday, and shared images of the dead and wounded on social networks. | With the United States and Britain considering military strikes on the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad…
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As US-Turkey Relations Simmer, Reza Zarrab's Strange Case Adds Fuel to the Fire
James Carey | MintPress News | 2018-04-13
The intriguing case of Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab triggered massive waves in Turkey's domestic politics, waves so large they are being felt in the United States. | The post As US-Turkey Relations Simmer, Reza Zarrab's Strange Case Adds Fuel to the Fire appeared first on MintPress News.

As US-Turkey Relations Simmer, Reza Zarrab’s Strange Case Adds Fuel to the Fire

Germany public service strikers fear sell-out
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
Public sector workers are demanding real change. However, many fear a sell-out by their union, Verdi.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/13/ger2…

British cabinet agrees on "action" against Syria, bypassing Parliament
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
Prime Minister Theresa May convened her senior ministers with the express purpose of signing off on a major escalation in the seven-year US-led war for regime change in Syria.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/13/brit…

The Privilege of Second Chances
Michael Schwalbe | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
I'd just gotten back from a walk in the woods. My sister met me in the yard and said a deputy sheriff had come to the house looking for me. It was spring 1977, near my twenty-first birthday, and I was home from college for the weekend.
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Bill Curry on Corruption in America
Russell Mokhiber | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
When people in power in the United States talk about corruption, they often focus on corruption overseas. Corruption overseas is usually hard corruption — bribes, kickbacks, public theft. But then there is what is called soft corruption. That's corruption American style. Legalized bribery. Corporate money flowing into the political system. The revolving door. Lobbyists. Consultants.
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The White House is Screwing With Scientists — And They're Fighting Back
NJ.com | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-13
Science should know no political party. | State Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16th) is dead right when he says science knows no political party. Republicans, Democrats and everyone else on the political spectrum deserve access to breathable air, drinkable water and all the other necessities of life that define a society that appreciates – and acts on – the expertise scientists provide us.
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Does Trump Know Anything About Trade?
The Hudson Report | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
Left Out, a podcast produced by Paul Sliker, Michael Palmieri, and Dante Dallavalle, creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists, and organizers on the Left. The Hudson Report is a new weekly series produced by Left Out with the legendary economist Michael Hudson. Every episode we cover an economic or political issue that is…
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'Western intel on Douma incident virtually non-existent, no ground sources' — ex-CIA agent Kiriakou
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-13
The US and its allies' allegations of a chemical attack by Syrian government forces near Damascus are based on speculation since the US doesn't have any intelligence assets on the ground, former CIA analyst John Kiriakou told RT. …
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Trump to Attack in Syria?
Franklin Lamb | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
Beirut The word in parts of Beirut this morning is that Trump's bluster about bombing Syria in the next few days is, are like many of his emotional threats during his three months in office, to be taken with a shovel of salt. Few are rushing to grocery stores to stock up or heading to…
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The New York Times is on the War Path, Again
Kevin Gosztola | MintPress News | 2018-04-13
New York Times columnist Bret Stephens' couches his warmongering in a story about a family trip to Israel, where he took his kids to "have a closer look at Syria." It is positively colonial. | The post The New York Times is on the War Path, Again appeared first on MintPress News.

The New York Times is on the War Path, Again

Québec Solidaire courts and flatters Aussant even as he rejoins Parti Québécois
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
Québec Solidaire seeks to channel growing working class opposition to austerity and war behind the big business PQ and pro-capitalist union apparatuses.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/13/qsau…

Former FBI #2 McCabe press leaks 'violated DOJ policy' – Inspector General
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-13
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe leaked to press in violation of Department of Justice policies and "lacked candor" in discussing the leaks with FBI officials, the DOJ Inspector General said in a damning report. …
www.rt.com/usa/424075-mccabe-doj-report-…

Peter Bibring on Excessive Force Law, Peggy Case on Right to Water
CounterSpin | FAIR | 2018-04-13
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Vengeful Alabama to Kill 83-Year-Old Man
Stephen Cooper | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
Barring intervention by courts or its governor, Alabama will kill an 83-year-old man on April 19; long-incarcerated for the 1989 mail-bomb killings of United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Judge Robert S. Vance and civil rights attorney Robert E. Robinson, Walter Moody, Jr.'s wizened, withered body, will, three decades after his crimes,…
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Public Statement: New testimonies show Israeli deportations putting Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers at risk in Uganda
Amnesty International | 2018-04-13
Israel has continued to deport Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers to Uganda until at least January 2018, Amnesty International revealed today, despite statements by the Ugandan government that no agreement had been in place with Israel to receive them. New research by the organization shows that, once in Uganda, deported asylum seekers have not received papers, are without legal protection and remain vulnerable to exploitation, despite written assurances from Israel they would be protected.
www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde15/8225/…

Russia Accuses U.K. of Faking Chemical Attack in Syria
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-13
Vladimir Putin's defense ministry says images of supposed victims of last weekend's purported attack were staged with "Britain's direct involvement" but offers no evidence. | The post Russia Accuses U.K. of Faking Chemical Attack in Syria appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Amid Superpower Rancor, MINUJUSTH Renewed for Another Year
Kim Ives | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
Growing international tensions pitting the United States against Russia and China spilled into the hushed, carpeted inner sanctum of the United Nations Security Council on Tue., Apr. 10 when the 15-member body voted on renewal of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH). MINUJUSTH, whose six-month mandate expires on Apr.15, was renewed…
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When Zionism Rubs Up Against Reality
Stanley L. Cohen | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
Photo by Jordi Bernabeu Farrús | CC BY 2.0″The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant, and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored, because it cannot survive their being repeated." | With these commanding words, Robert H. Jackson, Chief Counsel for the United States, opened the War Crimes Tribunals at Nuremberg, Germany not long after the conclusion of World War II. | Empanelled to hold accountable military, political and judicial leaders for violations of international law… including war crimes, crimes against humanity and the law of war… the tribunals imposed personal accountability for genocide directed at Jews and others marked by the German state as a challenge to its declared racial, religious and political supremacy. | Although these offenses took many forms, at their core, each derived…
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The Saudi-Israeli Liaison
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
In a 2 April 2018 interview in the Atlantic, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman publicly declared that the Israelis "have a right to live in their own land just like the Palestinians." It is a problematic assumption, given that the Israelis' "own land" is the land they took away from the Palestinians. This, and much else,…
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DoD report confirms US contractors in Syria for 1st time under Trump administration
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-13
A newly released Department of Defense (DoD) report has confirmed the presence of US contractors in Syria. It appears to be the first time this has been done under the Trump administration. …
www.rt.com/usa/424059-dod-report-contrac…

Death sentences and executions 2017
Amnesty International | 2018-04-13
www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/04/d…

As Trump Reconsiders TPP Stance, Fair Trade Advocates Say Real Fight Is over NAFTA Renegotiation
Democracy Now! | 2018-04-13
President Trump campaigned against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it a "disaster," a "horrible deal" and a "rape of our country." He withdrew from the controversial deal during his first week in office. But on Thursday, he told a group of state lawmakers he wants the U.S. to rejoin the pact. Meanwhile, 11 nations that represent about a seventh of the world's economy signed the TPP earlier this year. We get response from Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch. "I do think where the real fight is right now is on NAFTA renegotiation," Wallach says.
www.democracynow.org/2018/4/13/as_trump_…

The Slippery Slope to a Constitution-Free America
John W. Whitehead | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." –Benjamin Franklin The ease with which Americans are prepared to welcome boots on the ground, regional lockdowns, routine invasions of their privacy, and the dismantling of every constitutional right intended to serve as a bulwark against government…
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Afghan Security Forces and the Survival of the Afghan State
Rohullah Naderi | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
One thing is certain. Coalition forces led by the U.S. won't stay in Afghanistan "forever." The question is with their withdrawal from Afghanistan, can Afghan Security Forces (ASF) hold the Afghan State together and protect its borders? I am sure this question is haunting Afghan leadership, the Afghan people and the youth of the country…
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Mark Warner Offers Democrats the Worst Possible Advice if Trump Fires Deputy AG Rosenstein
Laura Clawson, Daily Kos | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-13
He wants them to cool off. Seriously. | The path for Donald Trump to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller runs through Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. So what are Democrats going to do if Trump takes that first step toward firing Mueller by first firing Rosenstein? If Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) has his way, Democrats are going to sit back and let Trump get away with it: Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, told a group of Democratic colleagues on Wednesday that they should adhere to a one- or two-day cooling-off period if Trump fires Rosenstein, according to three congressional sources. [. . . ]Mark, Mark, Mark. If Donald Trump fires Rod Rosenstein and Republicans don't push back immediately on their own, that will tell you all you need to know. But if. . .
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An Oceanic Problem: the Atlantic Overturning Current is Slowing
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
The Atlantic Overturning Current is part of a worldwide twisted loop of ocean water, called the thermohaline cycle (thermo = heat, haline = salt), which emerges very salty and warm out of the Gulf of Mexico, travels north as a surface current along the east coast of North America, veers east in the North Atlantic…
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Draining the Swamp
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-13
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UN agency fails to substantiate claims of Russian use of "military grade nerve agent" in Skripal poisoning
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-13
The alleged attack on the Skripals, using what was described as a Novichok nerve agent, was intended as a critical element in justifying US and British war plans against Russia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/13/opcw…

Israeli Flags Burn, Live Rounds Fired in Gaza Border Protest
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-13
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Thousands of Palestinians staged a mass protest along Gaza's sealed border with Israel on Friday, some burning large Israeli flags and torching tires while soldiers fired tear gas and live bullets from across the border fence. | Gaza health officials said 363 people were wounded by Israeli fire or treated for tear gas inhalation in the third large-scale protest in as many consecutive Fridays. Such weekly demonstrations are to continue to mid-May, keeping tensions high along the volatile border. | The health officials did not provide a breakdown of types of injuries, but said among those hurt Friday was a Gaza journalist who was in serious condition with a bullet wound in the abdomen. Since late March, 27 Palestinians, including a journalist, have been killed and hundreds wounded by army fire in such rallies. | Rights groups have…
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Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move
JLGC | MintPress News | 2018-04-13
The chickens have come home to roost. U.S. foreign policy in Central America has led to rampant crime and widespread poverty, giving millions no choice but to leave their homes in search of opportunity elsewhere. | The post Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They're On The Move appeared first on MintPress News.

Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They’re On The Move

The Syrian Quandary
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
Donald Trump's threat of another missile attack–or any attack–on Syria cannot improve the rebels' position on the ground, affect use of chemical weapons, change Russia's and Iran's policies, or alter Bashar al-Assad's tenure. A US attack may make Trump feel like a commander-in-chief at a time when his own rule is endangered, but it can…
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Colbert: If Trump Can Claim Executive Privilege Retroactively, Then Americans Should Get to Change Their Votes Retroactively
Sarah Burris, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-13
Must-see TV | In Thursday's "Late Show," host Stephen Colbert couldn't help but mock President Donald Trump for his legal troubles. In his opening monologue, the CBS host noted that Trump may have violated campaign finance laws for National Enquirer owner David Pecker giving $150,000 to keep Karen McDougal quiet. "For that the feds would have to prove that David Pecker was trying to help Donald Trump," Colbert explained. "And to do that, they would have to somehow know that Pecker said in an interview, 'Donald Trump is a friend of mine. I want to help him, so what I did was make a deal with Karen McDougal so that her story would never see the light of day. ' Good luck twisting that one, Robert Mueller. " He moved on to talk about the recent news that former Trump advisor, "and student embalmer's. . .
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GOP Strategist Sounds the Alarm: Spineless' GOP Will Do Nothing To Save Mueller
Brad Reed, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-13
Wilson explains that the GOP has had plenty of opportunities to put limits on Trump's actions over the past year and has declined to do so every time. | Anti-Trump Republican strategist Rick Wilson believes that President Donald Trump is about to cripple special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation — and he thinks congressional Republicans are going to sit on their hands. Writing in the Washington Post, Wilson explains that the GOP has had plenty of opportunities to put limits on Trump's actions over the past year and has declined to do so every time. "With few exceptions, congressional Republicans are cowed by this president," he writes. "They're accustomed to making excuses for him, and if they were going to stand up to him, they've already had plenty of chances. . . Nothing they've done up to now suggests that they've got the requisite. . .
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Tick, Tick, Tick: a Case for Reading
Terry Simons | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
The rich keep getting richer and the rest of us just keep getting old –Stephen Stills It behooves one to understand that the U.S. is a police state. It's a unique variety, but nonetheless, an honest-to-god military dictatorship. Smedley Butler saw it coming. Ike confirmed it in his famous farewell address. Beware, Ike warned, of the…
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