2018-04-15: Social Media Postees

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OECD Advises Countries to Curb Extreme Inequality
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-15
Economist Michael Roberts says the change of tone within the OECD is interesting, but there are no takers ready to implement an estate taxes to reduce inequality…
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To Secure Democratic Vote Pompeo Masks Regime Change Agenda
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-15
Despite his very soft approach at his Senate confirmation hearing as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has shown little interest in diplomacy on issue after issue. We speak to Medea Benjamin at Code Pink and Phyllis Bennis at the Institute for Policy Studies…
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Leaders at Summit of Americas Vow to Cleanse Corrupt Systems
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-15
In another action, the officials call on Venezuela to hold free elections, but little progress has been made in building a regional response to that nation's mounting crisis. | The post Leaders at Summit of Americas Vow to Cleanse Corrupt Systems appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Real Media: Direct Action to Stop A War
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-15
Sam Walton and Rev. Dan Woodhouse tell their story of how they were acquitted after breaking into a BAE systems airbase in Lancashire to damage fighter jets destined for the Saudi-led bombardment of Yemen…
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'Saddam's weapons': Ex-ambassador's Freudian slip on Syria attack
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-15
The US, British and French bombing of Syria has put many critics of US President Donald Trump in the awkward position of agreeing with him. One of them, former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, slipped on his own tweet. …
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'Trump boxed himself into a corner with incendiary tweets before Syria strike' — Senator Black to RT
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-15
Friday's attack on Syria was a face-lifting move by Donald Trump after he boasted about his missiles on Twitter, Virginia Senator Richard Black said. He told RT that Trump would not have won Congress' approval had he asked for it. …
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Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Protesters Beaten, Journalists Detained
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-15
Riot police use teargas to disperse hundreds of civil servants who gathered during a protest against reduced monthly salaries in Erbil, Iraq on March 25, 2018. | © 2018 Hemn Baban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images | (Erbil) — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) security forces detained at least 84 protesters and four journalists in late March, Human Rights Watch said today. Many of the detentions appeared to be arbitrary, either because persons were detained because they were exercising their right to freedom of peaceful assembly, or because their right under Iraqi law to be brought before a judge within 24 hours was ignored. Twelve witnesses said security forces beat many as they attempted to detain them during demonstrations in the cities of Akre, Dohuk, and Erbil. Human Rights Watch received reports of arrests in other towns, including…
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Death sentences and executions 2017
Amnesty International | 2018-04-15
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Brave Walls
Amnesty International | 2018-04-15
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Andrew Cuomo Sees What's Coming. He Doesn't Know Whether To Run, Join It, Or Destroy It
Kate Aronoff | The Intercept | 2018-04-15
The Working Families Party finds itself in what might be the most friendly political environment in its relatively short history, yet is at war back home. | The post Andrew Cuomo Sees What's Coming. He Doesn't Know Whether To Run, Join It, Or Destroy It appeared first on The Intercept.
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Here's What Happened When Professional Atheist Sam Harris Tried — and Failed — to Embarrass Noam Chomsky
Denny Taylor, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-14
Chomsky's self-appointed antagonist is more off-base and offensive than many realize. | In April 2015, Sam Harris–an author, neuroscientist and self-appointed provocateur–persuaded Noam Chomsky to participate in a private email exchange. Chomsky had refused any other form of interaction with Harris and, for reasons not made public, he agreed. Then when the email exchange was finally over Harris cajoled Chomsky into letting him publish. "If you're so sure you've acquitted yourself well in this conversation," Harris writes, "exposing both my intellectual misconduct with respect your own work and my moral blindness regarding the actions of our government, why not let me publish it in full so that our readers can draw their own conclusions? ""The idea of publishing personal correspondence is pretty weird," Chomsky responds, "a strange form of exhibitionism — whatever the content. Personally, I can't imagine doing it. However, if you want. . .
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Here Are 7 Brilliant Insights From Noam Chomsky on American Empire
Laura Gottesdiener, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-14
As Trump strikes Syria for the second time, here are seven powerful quotes on the evils, atrocities and ironies of the American empire from Dr. Chomsky. | Noam Chomsky is an expert on many matters — linguistics, how our economy functions and propaganda, among others. One area where his wisdom especially shines through is in articulating the structure and functioning of the American empire. Chomsky has been speaking and publishing on the topic since the '60s. Below are seven powerful quotes on the evils, atrocities and ironies of the American empire taken from his personal site and from a fan-curated Web site dedicated to collecting Chomsky's observations. 1. [In early 2007] there was a new rash of articles and headlines on the front page about the "Chinese military build-up. " The Pentagon claimed that China had increased its offensive military capacity –. . .
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Why an Iranian Rights Violator Isn't in Prison
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-14
Tehran Prosecutor General Saeed Mortazavi speaks to journalists during a news conference in Tehran April 19, 2009. | © 2009 Reuters | It seems that an infamous Iranian prosecutor — someone sentenced to two years in prison for complicity in the death of one person arrested during Iran's 2009 anti-government protests — has vanished before he could even be arrested. At least, that is what a spokesperson from Iran's judiciary said on Thursday. | "An arrest warrant has been issued but they have not found [Saeed Mortazavi] yet," spokesperson Hojatol Eslam Mohseni Ejeyi said to a skeptical press gathering. "Now I do not know how this can be!" | A mind-boggling comment, as Iran's judiciary is notorious for condoning arbitrary arrests. Moreover, intelligence authorities, once led by Ejeyi himself, regularly carry out abusive arrests…
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Mapped: Cambridge Analytica's Ties to the Fossil Fuel Industry
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-14
Why doesn't this site have ads? In order to maintain our integrity, Truthout doesn't accept any advertising money. Help us keep it this way — make a donation to support our independent journalism. (Photo: Pixabay) | Exposing the wrongdoing of those in power has never been more important. Support Truthout's independent, investigative journalism by making a donation! | Revelations continue to emerge about Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that has found itself embroiled in a scandal around data privacy and electoral manipulation. | Three whistleblowers have gone public in the Guardian and Observer to outline how Cambridge Analytica used Facebook data to influence the outcomes of the US presidential election and Brexit referendum. | DeSmog UK has previously mapped how the company ties to climate science denial through its Brexit and Trump connections. Now, Nafeez Ahmed over at
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Peruvians Slam Ivanka Trump As 'Fake' Secretary of State
Newsweek | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-14
Ivanka is attending a conference that her father President Donald Trump canceled his appearance for. It isn't going well. | First daughter Ivanka Trump is being accused of acting like the U. S. secretary of state in Peru, where she is attending a conference that her father President Donald Trump canceled his appearance for.
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As Trump and May Claim Concern for Syrian Civilians, Critics Slam Leaders for Anti-Refugee Stance
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-14
(Photo: Pixabay) | While President Donald Trump's address to the nation suggested that he and his counterparts in France and the United Kingdom launched airstrikes out of concern for Syrian civilians, a number of critics pointed out that the leaders have shown little compassion for those same innocent people as nations have debated taking in Syrian refugees in recent months. | t.co/FRnTdWMMfn | — Angel Padilla (@AngelRafPadilla) April 13, 2018 | Under Trump, the number of Syrian refugees who have been granted asylum and resettled by the U.S. has plummeted, dropping from more than 12,000 in 2016 to half that number last year. Less than 100 of the war-torn nation's 5.5 million refugees are expected to be allowed into the U.S. by the end of the current fiscal year in September. | "If the Trump administration truly cares about the fate of…
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How a Black Teen Missed the Bus and Almost Got Himself Killed After Asking for Directions From a Racist Homeowner
Travis Gettys, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-14
Brennan Walker overslept Thursday morning and missed his bus. | A black teenager was nearly shot and killed by a racist homeowner after missing his bus and trying to ask a neighbor for directions. Brennan Walker overslept Thursday morning and missed his bus, so he started walking the bus route from his family's home to Rochester High School, reported WJBK-TV. The 14-year-old's mom had taken his phone away, so he wasn't able to check it for directions — so the boy knocked on a stranger's door to ask for help. "I got to the house, and I knocked on the lady's door," Brennan told the TV station. "Then she started yelling at me and she was like, 'Why are you trying to break into my house? ' I was trying to explain to her that I was trying to get directions to Rochester High,. . .
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America Doesn't Have a Holocaust Problem — It Has a History Problem
Matthew Rozsa, Salon | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-14
Yes, Americans may know less about the Holocaust. In a way, that's following an American tradition. | A survey released Thursday, commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, revealed a startling lack of Holocaust awareness by a large percentage of Americans — and experts are troubled by its implications. The study discovered that, although 93 percent of Americans believe that students should learn about the Holocaust at their schools, 31 percent (as well as 41 percent of millennials) wound up severely undercounting the death toll, believing that 2 million or fewer Jews were killed during the genocide, according to The New York Times. The actual number of Jews killed during the Holocaust is roughly 6 million, more than three times what the average American believes it to be. The survey also revealed that 41 percent of Americans (as well as. . .
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Trump Talks With Allies: They Agree Attack Was 'Successful'
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-14
The president holds individual conversations with French and British leaders. The White House says the three nations agreed the assault on Syria was "successful and necessary to deter" the future use of chemical weapons. | The post Trump Talks With Allies: They Agree Attack Was 'Successful' appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Zapatista Women Inspire the Fight Against Patriarchy
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-14
Ready to challenge injustice and spark real change? So are we. Support Truthout's mission today by making a tax-deductible donation. Zapatista women take the stage to deliver their speeches collectively from each Caracol, or administrative center. (Photo: WNV/Shirin Hess) | Dawn had only just broken over the mountains. While most of the women and children on the camping grounds were still asleep, others were already wide awake, huddling together in the first rays of sunlight and drinking coffee. | To a casual observer, this place might have seemed similar to any mainstream festival campsite. A distinguishing factor, however, was that there wasn't a single man in sight. The sign on the main entrance left no one in doubt that only women and children were welcome at this event: "Men not permitted to enter." | Women's participation in Mexico's 25-year-old Zapatista National Liberation…
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How 'Russiagate' Produced the Missile Attack on Syria
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-14
Politicians, pundits and activists who've routinely denounced President Trump as a tool of Vladimir Putin can now mull over a major indicator of their cumulative impacts. The U.S.-led missile attack on Syria before dawn Saturday is the latest benchmark for gauging the effects of continually baiting Trump as a puppet of Russia's president. | Heavyweights of U.S. media–whether outlets such as CNN and MSNBC or key newspapers like The New York Times and The Washington Post–spent most of the last week clamoring for Trump to order airstrikes on Syria. Powerful news organizations have led the way in goading Trump to prove that he's not a Putin lackey after all. | One of the clearest ways that Trump can offer such proof is to recklessly show he's willing to risk a catastrophic military confrontation with Russia. | In recent months, the profusion…
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Striking Teachers Targeted by Kochs
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-14
Women's March Organizer Tithi Bhattacharya discusses the teachers leading revolts across the nation are taking on their union leadership, and being targeted by a powerful network funded by the Koch and the DeVos money…
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Attacking Syria: Military Brass Thumbs Noses at the Constitution
Ray McGovern | MintPress News | 2018-04-14
It was a sad spectacle to see U.S. brass rubbishing the Constitution and trying to silence critics of the U.S. strike on Syria, says Ray McGovern in this commentary. | The post Attacking Syria: Military Brass Thumbs Noses at the Constitution appeared first on MintPress News.

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France, U.K. Gamble in Joining Trump's Syria Strike
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-14
Critics swiftly accuse the two U.S. allies of playing loyal deputies to an unpredictable American leader, viewed by many in Europe with suspicion or outright scorn. | The post France, U.K. Gamble in Joining Trump's Syria Strike appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Milos Forman, Oscar-Winning Director, Dies at 86
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-14
LOS ANGELES–Czech filmmaker Milos Forman, whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, died Saturday. He was 86. | Forman died about 2 a.m. Saturday at Danbury Hospital, near his home in Warren, Connecticut, according to a statement released by the former director's agent, Dennis Aspland. Aspland said Forman's wife, Martina, notified him of the death. | When Forman arrived in Hollywood in the late 1960s, he was lacking in both money and English skills, but carried a portfolio of Czechoslovakian films much admired internationally for their quirky, lighthearted spirit. Among them were "Black Peter," "Loves of a Blonde" and "The Fireman's Ball." | The orphan of Nazi Holocaust victims, Forman had abandoned his homeland after communist troops invaded in 1968 and crushed a brief period of political and artistic…
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GOP Spending $250 Million to Protect House Majority
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-14
Facing a Democratic "blue wave" this fall, the Republican National Committee is building an army of staff and volunteers across more than two dozen states. | The post GOP Spending $250 Million to Protect House Majority appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Here's What Cable News Ratings Reveal About the 2018 Midterms
Rachel Leah, Salon | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-14
MSNBC's numbers are on the rise, and strategists see a direct correlation between viewership and voter sentiment | Embattled conservative cable personality Laura Ingraham returned to Fox News Monday night with significantly less advertisers after mocking 17-year-old Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg for being rejected by his preferred colleges last month. And her return to the spotlight was overshadowed by the decision of two more brands who decided to join the choir in yanking their ads from "The Ingraham Angle" as they fielded uncomfortable questions from consumers in the wake of the broadcast. This article originally appeared in Salon. On the other side of the political spectrum, while both Fox News and CNN lost viewers between 2017 and 2018, the audience for liberal haven MSNBC has skyrocketed by 30 percent. And with midterm elections quickly. . .
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'Mission Accomplished' in Syria, Trump Declares on Twitter
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-14
But Syrian allies Russia and Iran call the use of force by Western allies a "military crime" and "act of aggression" with the potential to worsen a humanitarian crisis. | The post 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria, Trump Declares on Twitter appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Jaysh Al-Islam Leader Criticizes Scale of US Strike on Syria
SouthFront | MintPress News | 2018-04-14
On April 14, the political leader of Jaysh al-Islam, Mohamad Alloush, expressed his disappointment with the US-UK-France strike that targeted Syria earlier and told Reuters news agency that the strike "was not enough". Alloush also hinted that the U.S. should have overthrown the Damascus government in response to the alleged chemical weapons attack in the Douma district. | "As long as this regime and its security agencies exist, the chemical (attacks) will continue because there is safety from the consequences that would end it … (Assad) is portraying what happened as a victory," Alloush told Reuters. | Earlier, Alloush described the strike as "a farce" on his official Twitter account. The statements by the Jaysh al-Islam leader indicate that he was hoping for a game-changing strike. Jaysh al-Islam's political leader appears to be growing more desperate following a rapid…

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"People Are Dancing In The Streets": Syria, Russia, Iran Shrug Off Trump's Airstrikes
ZeroHedge.com | MintPress News | 2018-04-14
Over 100 cruise missiles were fired Saturday morning at three mostly empty military installations in Syria, including one research and two storage facilities in airstrikes that lasted no more than 70 minutes. | The post "People Are Dancing In The Streets": Syria, Russia, Iran Shrug Off Trump's Airstrikes appeared first on MintPress News.

"People Are Dancing In The Streets": Syria, Russia, Iran Shrug Off Trump's Airstrikes

Trump's Attack on Syria Violates International Law
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-14
U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a military strike on the Syrian government after Salafi-jihadist rebels alleged a chemical attack in Douma, but human rights expert Alfred de Zayas says this is illegal under international law…
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Zuckerberg Flubs Details of Facebook Privacy Commitments
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-14
Over two days of questioning in Congress, he revealed he didn't know key details of a 2011 consent decree with the FTC that requires the company to protect user privacy. | The post Zuckerberg Flubs Details of Facebook Privacy Commitments appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Fascism Scholar Explains Why Trump's 'Desert Stormy' Airstrike Is Totally Bogus
Martin Cizmar, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-14
Donald Trump has declared "mission accomplished" after a "perfectly executed" missile strike which cost $165 million and killed no one. | Donald Trump has declared "mission accomplished" after a "perfectly executed" missile strike which cost $165 million and killed no one. April 14, 2018And, indeed, the mission does seem to have been accomplished–cable news has been flooded with news about the air strike, which means trump's lawyer Michael Cohen is free to smoke cigars with his buddies in the wake of his office being raided and tapes of conversations with various people in the Trump orbit possibly being taken by investigators. Photo of Michael Cohen taken by my NY colleague Lawrence Crook- who reports that he's sitting outside the Loews Regency now with a group of friends smoking cigars pic. twitter. com/5DzcHpOvE5– Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) April 13, 2018Why was Trump–who loudly opposed. . .
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'Trump Crapped All Over Us' By Attacking Syria: Watch InfoWars' Alex Jones Break Down in Tears
Tom Boggioni, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-14
Jones now says Trump is a 'fraud' | InfoWars founder Alex Jones had a weeping meltdown on Friday night after learning that President Donald Trump joined with France and the British to launch an attack on Syria in retaliation for a reported chemical attack on the residents of Douma. Reacting to the news of the military incursion, the anti-interventionist Jones lamented that, "Trump is crapping all over us. ""If he had been a piece of crap from the beginning, it wouldn't be so bad," Jones continued as he burst into tears and had to pause. . "We've made so many sacrifices and now he's crapping all over us. It makes me sick. "According to the conspiracy theorist, Trump had been "doing so good," before pronouncing the president a "fraud," and saying his administration is "done. "Watch the video below via Twitter: Alex Jones on Trump launching strikes in Syria. . . pic. twitter. com/FkPt3xnok4– Andrew Peng (@TheAPJournalist) April 14, 2018…
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As the Republican Roof Caves In, Paul Ryan Hits the Road
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-14
U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) leaves his weekly press conference April 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Ryan answered a range of questions related primarily to his announcement yesterday that he will not run for office again in the 2018 midterm election. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | Some 43 House Republicans are bolting for the exits in 2018, none more prominent than Speaker Paul Ryan. Ryan's departure marks the end of a grim chapter in US politics, a time when the rich got even richer, the poor got the back of Ayn Rand's hand, and Donald Trump was allowed to run wild to the peril of the world.U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) leaves his weekly press conference April 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Ryan answered a range of questions related primarily to his announcement yesterday that he will…
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Glen Hansard — Astral Weeks
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-14
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Zuckerberg Hearing: An Opening for Regulating Social Media?
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-14
The two day congressional hearing with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg opens a door to regulating social media privacy, which is especially needed given that Facebook and similar media companies are virtual monopolies in their fields, says Justin Anderson…
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Trump Pardons Libby, Sending Message to Mueller's Targets
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-14
Marcy Wheeler says Trump is dangling the Scooter Libby Pardon before those caught up in the web that Robert Mueller is investigating…
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Bill Maher and Real Time Panelists Walk Through the Endgame on Trump's Fascism
Martin Cizmar, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-14
'I don't see him leaving willingly for any reason' | Is America headed for fascism? As Donald Trump attack the impartial investigators who probe his possible illegal activities, the idea has gone from fringe to an essay titled "Will We Stop Trump | Before It's Too Late? " written by respected former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and published in theNew York Times. Bill Maher and a panel took up the topic Friday night. "Is it fair to say that the only way Trump survives as president is if we become not a nation of laws–in essence, a fascist dictatorship," Maher said. "Who's going to go to knock on that door at the White House and make him go? . . . I don't see him leaving, willingly, for any reason. "Trump's reaction to the lawful raid on his lawyer's office showed that he has no respect for the. . .
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For an American Abroad, It's Been a Very Taxing Year
Eden Collinsworth | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-14
I come back to pay my taxes every year. Since last April 15, I've watched mass shootings, moral collapse–and at last a ray of hope. | The post For an American Abroad, It's Been a Very Taxing Year appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Certain of Gas Attack, Allies Struck Syria Before U.N. Report
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-14
The U.S., U.K. and France acted in the awareness that Russian and Syrian forces may already have tried to clean up important evidence in Douma, where dozens died in last weekend's attack. | The post Certain of Gas Attack, Allies Struck Syria Before U.N. Report appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Restoring the Promise of the Fair Housing Act
Truthout Stories | 2018-04-14
Truthout takes zero advertising money — instead we rely on readers to sustain our site. Will you join the thousands of people who fund our work? Make a donation by clicking here! | The Fair Housing Act, passed fifty years ago this month, was a critical victory of the Civil Rights era and an effort to address generations of systemic racism in housing policy. | The law intended to prohibit discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, or sex. | President Johnson signed the Act in large part to stem the tide of anger that rose in cities after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but it was regular people who won the Act, through a years-long struggle to demand fair and equal access to housing. | Segregating Our Cities: | The…
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Israeli troops again target peaceful protests with live ammunition and tear gas
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-14
Yesterday's casualties follow Israel Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman's earlier pledge of a "reaction of the harshest kind."
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Organise Resistance to Internet Censorship! Free Julian Assange!
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-14
The silencing of Assange coincides with Washington's escalation of war in Syria and preparations for confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia.
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More US states imposing Medicaid work requirements
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-14
Some states are considering expanding Medicaid while at the same time imposing work requirements, premium payments and drug testing of recipients.
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US and imperialist allies launch strikes against Syria
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-14
All of the governments participating in this new onslaught are crisis-ridden and lack any electoral legitimacy.
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Trump to consider rejoining TPP to step up pressure on China
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-14
The apparent turnaround is motivated by two immediate considerations: the need to be seen as taking action to alleviate pressure on US farmers threatened by the China tariffs, and the search for international allies against China.
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US and North Korean officials discuss Trump-Kim summit
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-14
The cynical character of Trump's decision to meet with Kim Jong-un is underscored by the fact that two militarists–Pompeo and Bolton–are in charge of preparing the summit.
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Spanish government promotes militarism in schools
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-14
The reactionary syllabus includes the need to respect the army, the police, the flag, the anthem and the King and to uphold the unity of Spain.
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Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-14
The Odisha tanker drivers are employed by contractors for the state-owned oil corporations and are only paid about $US115 per month.
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Comey memoir ignites new round in anti-Russia campaign against Trump
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-14
Portions of the book, leaked to the press in advance of publication, have dominated US media coverage since Thursday.
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14,000 AT&T workers authorize strike as contract expirations loom
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-14
The over 90 percent vote to strike is part of a growing movement of the working class.
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Another Australian prime minister faces serious crisis
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-14
At the heart of the worsening political instability are mounting economic and geo-strategic pressures.
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Two police killings in Billings, Montana in two days
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-14
More than 360 people have been killed by police in the US so far this year.
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War fever grips German media
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-14
Die Welt demanded the "eradication of the Assad regime" and the deployment of "hundreds of thousands of soldiers" to Syria to "in the worst case scenario, fight Russians and Iranians."
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Anger grows over union effort to sabotage Oklahoma teachers strike
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-14
Thousands of teachers showed up at the state capitol Friday in a show of defiance against the unions and school officials trying to break their two-week strike.
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US Department of Homeland Security compiling database of world's journalists
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-04-14
The Trump administration is collecting and monitoring the "sentiments" and personal information of journalists and "media influencers" around the world.
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The art of the fail: Trump may be forced into embarrassing U-turn on TPP
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-14
Donald Trump's announcement this week that his administration would consider re-entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is seen by many as a token gesture at best and an embarrassing climb-down at worst. …
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Pentagon answered tough questions on Syrian strikes… but didn't really answer
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-14
When asked about the hard evidence of the alleged chemical attack in Syria and justification of the US strike, Pentagon officials showed the art of avoiding direct answers and shifting the blame. …
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US, UK & France launch 'precision strikes' in Syria
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-14
US President Donald Trump has approved military strikes in Syria in retaliation for the alleged chemical attack by the Assad government in Douma, near Damascus, last week. The UK and France joined the operation. …
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'Trump denied the American people oversight in endless war': Lawmakers react to Syria strikes
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-14
Not all US lawmakers have welcomed the "illegal" strike on Syria ordered by President Donald Trump that was allegedly in retaliation for a staged chemical attack in the suburb of Damascus last week. …
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White House cites social media, open-source outlets in US assessment of alleged Douma attack
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-14
Shortly after Trump announced strikes against Syria on Friday evening, the White House "assessed with confidence" that Damascus was behind the alleged gas attack in Douma — citing social media and "reliable intelligence." …
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Precise, overwhelming and effective — Pentagon gives details of Syria strike
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-14
The Pentagon hailed its strike on Syria as effective, saying that they set the country's "chemical weapons" program back years, by "crippling and degrading" it. The US military claims there were no civilian casualties. …
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'Mission accomplished': Trump praises 'perfectly executed' strike on Syria
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-14
US President Donald Trump has praised the US-led coalition missile strikes on Syria claiming the air raids were "perfectly executed." …
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Conservative pundits hammer Trump for US-led strikes in Syria
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-14
In the wake of US-led airstrikes against Syria following an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, many of US President Donald Trump's most ardent supporters have vehemently criticized the action. …
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State Dept claims US has proof Damascus was behind Douma 'attack,' but it's classified
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-14
The US State Department has claimed to have proof that the Syrian government was the perpetrator of an alleged chemical attack in Douma. It refused to make the evidence public, as the intelligence is "classified." …
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Pentagon says Syria strikes are 'one time shot' to send strong message to Assad
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-14
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis described Saturday's strikes on multiple targets in Syria as "harder" than those in 2017, but said that no further launches were planned for the moment. …
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Why an Iranian Rights Violator Isn't in Prison
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-04-14
Tehran Prosecutor General Saeed Mortazavi speaks to journalists during a news conference in Tehran April 19, 2009. | © 2009 Reuters | It seems that an infamous Iranian prosecutor — someone sentenced to two years in prison for complicity in the death of one person arrested during Iran's 2009 anti-government protests — has vanished before he could even be arrested. At least, that is what a spokesperson from Iran's judiciary said on Thursday. | "An arrest warrant has been issued but they have not found [Saeed Mortazavi] yet," spokesperson Hojatol Eslam Mohseni Ejeyi said to a skeptical press gathering. "Now I do not know how this can be!" | A mind-boggling comment, as Iran's judiciary is notorious for condoning arbitrary arrests. Moreover, intelligence authorities, once led by Ejeyi himself, regularly carry out abusive arrests…
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Nigeria: Government still failing victims of Boko Haram four years on from Chibok
Amnesty International | 2018-04-14
Responding to the commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the abduction of 276 school girls in Chibok, Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, said: | "What happened in Chibok should have served as a wake-up call to the Nigerian government. Yet four years on, thousands more women and girls have been taken from their homes and forced to live in captivity, in events largely unnoticed and unreported by media. | "The time is long overdue for the government to deliver meaningful action on behalf of all the victims of Boko Haram's crimes. This starts by doing more to secure the release of the hundreds still being held, including the remaining Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi girl still in captivity. |…
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Donald Trump Ordered Syria Strike Based on a Secret Legal Justification Even Congress Can't See
Jon Schwarz | The Intercept | 2018-04-14
On Friday night, President Trump ordered the U.S. military to conduct a bombing attack against the government of Syria without congressional authorization. How can this be constitutional, given the fact that Article I, Section 8 of America's founding document declares that "The Congress shall have Power … To declare War"? | The deeply bizarre and alarming answer is that Trump almost certainly does have some purported legal justification provided to him by the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel — but no one else, including Congress, can read it. | The Office of Legal Counsel is often called the Supreme Court of the executive branch, providing opinions on how the president and government agencies should interpret the law. | We know that Trump received a top secret OLC opinion justifying the previous U.S. strike on Syria on April 6, 2017. Friday's bombing undoubtedly…
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A Syria for All Its People — Two Books on an Unnecessary War
Maryam Saleh | The Intercept | 2018-04-14
Rania Abouzeid and Alia Malek's books, based on years of in-country reporting, are an answer to those who say no one truly knows what happened in Syria. | The post A Syria for All Its People — Two Books on an Unnecessary War appeared first on The Intercept.
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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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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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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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What Sam Harris and the 'New Atheists' Got Wrong: Religion and the Christian Right Aren't Our Biggest Problems
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-04-13
The limited need for critiquing religion as a whole has come into fuller focus. | A polemicist and passionate advocate of reason, Sam Harris has reluctantly taken up the cause of defending policy writer Charles Murray's notorious view that racial differences in IQ are in some significant part driven by genetic differences and are largely fixed. This defense has led to a tense standoff with Vox editor-at-large Ezra Klein, who has criticized Murray and Harris's treatment of the issue, culminating in a two-hour long podcast debate published this week. But as Harris finds himself caught in a debate — however unwillingly — that emerged from larger arguments about President Donald Trump, race, and politics, he first became widely known for his critiques of religion. He published The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation in the middle of President George W.
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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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'Modernization' is Media Code for Military Build-Up
Adam Johnson | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
One of the most effective rhetorical tools in normalizing massive military budgets is to treat spending billions — and sometimes trillions — of dollars as something one has to do in order to be "modern." "Modernization" is, after all, an attractive label. Who doesn't want to be modern? Consider just a few examples from recent…
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If We Want to Save Families, It's Time to End ICE
Adriana Vazquez | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
In 2018 alone, California has already seen two major sweeps by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), one in Los Angeles and one in Northern California. In February 2018, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf alerted communities on television that she had been informed of a planned ICE raid in the Bay Area. Donald Trump was quick to criticize Schaaf,…
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With War Looming, the Voices of Syrians Are Being Suppressed Once Again
Bas Spliet | MintPress News | 2018-04-13
Civilians from eastern Ghouta tell a horrifying story of starvation, withholding of food and medical aid, rape, and the imprisonment and murder of innocent women and children. Their voices are suppressed, however; for their testimonies expose the true nature of the armed opposition and the insanity of world leaders who are currently threatening a global war, supposedly on behalf of the Syrian people. | The post With War Looming, the Voices of Syrians Are Being Suppressed Once Again appeared first on MintPress News.

With War Looming, the Voices of Syrians Are Being Suppressed Once Again

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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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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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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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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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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The Marc Steiner Show: Bill Ayers
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-04-13
In the first episode of the Marc Steiner Show on the Real News Network, Marc talks with Bill Ayers, former member of the Weather Underground and author of the new book, "You Can't Fire the Bad Ones," about the policies that have re-segregated and privatized our schools and the wildcat teachers' strikes rising up against them.
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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Why is Israel Shooting at Unarmed Protesters?
Lana Habash | counterpunch.org | 2018-04-13
For Israel, the Problem Isn't How We Resist, But That We Resist at All On March 30th, 2018, more than 30,000 Palestinians protested in Gaza. Israel's soldiers shot and killed Palestinian teen Abdul Fattah Abdul Nabi. Abdul Nabi was running away from the border fence between Gaza and Israel to help another Palestinian teen who…
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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…

The Israel – Saudi Arabia Liason

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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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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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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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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