2018-05-06: Social Media Postees

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Trump Hurtles Toward Three Nuclear Crises
Daryl G. Kimball | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
One year into the unorthodox presidency of Donald Trump, the United States faces an array of complex and dangerous foreign policy challenges that require principled leadership, pragmatism, patience, and smart diplomacy. | So far, Trump has not exhibited any of …
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Global Warfare, US-NATO Military Escalation, Looming Dangers
Peter Korzun | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
The month of May is always associated with V-E Day. The sentiments of "never again" were strong 73 years ago, in 1945 when the UN was founded. Since then Europe has put a huge amount of effort into creating a …
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Armed Teachers, Cops at Schools Linked to 30 Gun Mishaps Since 2014
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-06
In some cases the weapons were accidentally fired, and in others the firearms came within the reach of children or other unauthorized people, an AP review finds. | The post Armed Teachers, Cops at Schools Linked to 30 Gun Mishaps Since 2014 appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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The "Arab NATO" to Make Syria's "Internal Partition" a Reality
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
The possible deployment of Saudi-led GCC and other fellow "coalition" troops to northeastern Syria would formalize the de-facto "internal partition" of the Arab Republic and represent the fulfillment of the RAND Corporation's plans to "contain" Iranian influence in the region, …
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Consortium News' Comments Policy
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-05-06
As some readers have objected to their comments being blocked or removed we republish here our updated Comments Policy. At Consortium News, we welcome substantive comments about our articles, but comments should avoid ad hominem attacks, abusive language toward other… Read more ?…
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Saudi Arabia: Thousands Held Arbitrarily
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-06
Then-Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a graduation ceremony at King Faisal Air College in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 25, 2017. | © 2017 Reuters | (Beirut) — Saudi Arabia is detaining thousands of people for more than six months, in some cases for over a decade, without referring them to courts for criminal proceedings, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi Arabia's attorney general should promptly charge or release all criminal defendants and stop holding people arbitrarily. | Human Rights Watch analyzed data from a public online Interior Ministry database, which revealed that authorities have detained 2,305 people who are under investigation for more than six months without referring them to a judge. The number held for excessively long periods has apparently increased dramatically in recent years. A similar Human Rights Watch analysis…
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Israeli Society very much Needs Remembrance Days. Peace and Reconciliation
Rami Elhanan | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
This article was published on April 24, 2010 by Occupation Magazine. | Shalom and good evening, | My name is Rami Elhanan. Thirteen years ago, on the afternoon of Thursday the fourth of September 1997, I lost my daughter, my Smadar, in …
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U.S. and Korean Workers Call for Lasting Peace in Korea and End to U.S. Militarism in East Asia
Wol-san Liem | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
Report by Wol-san Liem | After a hassle with cancelled flights, a US Labor Against the War delegation arrived in Seoul May 1. They will spend a week in Korea showing solidarity for Korean workers and peace-loving people's fight for peace …
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U.S. Senators Have a New Plan to Expand Indefinite Detention and Endless Global War
Christopher Anders | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse with this Congress, a bipartisan pair of senators have teamed up to write the single most dangerous piece of unconstitutional legislation of this Congress. | Last week, Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and …
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Trotskyist Delusions. Split into Rival Tendencies
Diana Johnstone | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
I first encountered Trotskyists in Minnesota half a century ago during the movement against the Vietnam War. I appreciated their skill in organizing anti-war demonstrations and their courage in daring to call themselves "communists" in the United States of America …
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Devin Nunes Calls for John Kerry to Be Arrested By the FBI: 'Send In the G Men'
Bob Brigham, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-05-05
Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) made his demand to imprison the former Massachusetts Democrat under the Logan Act, | The chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is calling for former Secretary of State John Kerry to be the very first person every arrested under a constitutionally dubious 1799 law. Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) made his demand to imprison the former Massachusetts Democrat under the Logan Act, which could theoretically result in three year in federal prison. The allegations followed a new Boston Globe report on former Secretary of State Kerry working to save the Iran nuclear deal.

The Israeli Nuclear Elephant in the Room
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | Iran and Israel are polar opposites on the nuclear issue — what's rarely acknowledged in Western capitals or publicly discussed. | The Islamic Republic …
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Donald Trump Cozies Up to the NRA at Annual Conference
Nicole Karlis, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-05-05
Trump addressed the gun lobby at the annual convention of the National Rifle Association in Texas | On the heels of a week of unraveling, President Donald Trump capped it off by recommitting his loyalty to the National Rifle Association. Indeed, he paid a visit to the gun lobby's annual conference on Friday, for the fourth consecutive year in a row. The visit marked his first remarks to the NRA since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February which killed 17 people and spurred a national movement demanding tighter gun control laws in America. "Thanks to your activism and dedication, you have an administration fighting to protect your Second Amendment and we will protect your Second Amendment," he said on Friday. "Your Second Amendment rights are under siege, but they will never ever be under siege as long as I. . .
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Inside a Lost African Tribe Still Living in India Today
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-05
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Freedom No More. England's Local Elections
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
As I write, with over 75% of all yesterday's English local election results in, Labour has a net gain of 55 councillors compared to the high water mark of the 2014 result in these wards, while the Tories have a …
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Scheer Intelligence: Betsy West, Julie Cohen on Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Audio and Transcript)
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-05
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer speaks with the documentary filmmakers on how they captured the life and career of the Supreme Court justice. | The post Scheer Intelligence: Betsy West, Julie Cohen on Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Audio and Transcript) appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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May 20 Elections: The Structure of Venezuela's Electoral System
Wilfredo Perez Bianco | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
On May 20th Venezuelans will exert their right to elect their president and other local officials. It will be the 25th time that election of any type, and the fifth presidential election to take place since 1999 when …
globalresearch.ca/may-20-elections-the-structure-of-venezuelas-electoral-system/5639160

Watch: Alan Dershowitz Calls Lawyer Richard Painter 'Un-American and a Liar' in Bizarre Tirade
Bob Brigham, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-05-05
The MSNBC segment exploded. | Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz was shut down on MSNBC Saturday after launching a bizarre tirade against former chief White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter. Dershowitz is a prominent defender of President Donald Trump, the original topic of the segment with host David Gura, before it descended into chaos. While answering a question about Robert Mueller interviewing longtime Trump confidante Tom Barrack, Dershowitz said the special counsel, "has a mixed reputation, when I was in Boston with regard to four innocent people who spent their life and two of them died in jail. "Painter immediately interrupted Dershowitz. "That is not true, that's not true, you can't say that about him, do not — that is not true professor," Painter blasted. "That's a lie, do not assault his reputation, that's just not true. He's a good man. "In response. . .
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Five Questions and Answers Concerning the Presidential Elections in Cuba
Salim Lamrani | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
1. Who is the new Cuban President and how was he elected? | The new Cuban President is 58 year-old Miguel Díaz-Canel. He was born on April 20th, 1960, one year after the advent of the Cuban Revolution. After graduating …
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Mueller Team Questions Trump Friend Tom Barrack
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-05
The California real estate investor is interviewed as part of the federal investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election. | The post Mueller Team Questions Trump Friend Tom Barrack appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Take Your Pick: Chinese or American Missiles in the South China Sea?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
China's reported deployment of anti-ship and cruise missiles to its reclaimed islands in the South China Sea was the inevitable action of a country that chose to act first in order to thwart its American adversary from doing the same …
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Religion and Geopolitical Strife Helped Create the World Crisis; Spirituality Shows the Way Out
Richard C. Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
The world is in a depth of crisis that extends well beyond the more obvious outbreaks of geopolitical strife. | Regardless of who, if anyone, is a "good guy" or a "bad guy," science and technology have allowed collective humanity to …
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3 Degrees of Warming Could Double Europe's Drought Risk
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-05
Research suggests that the worst droughts will last three to four times longer than they did in the last decades of the last century. | The post 3 Degrees of Warming Could Double Europe's Drought Risk appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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This Water War Will Decide the Fate of 1-in-8 Americans
Eric Holthaus, Grist.org | alternet.org | 2018-05-05
The Colorado River sustains about 40 million people and millions of acres of farmland. | Lake Mead is the country's biggest reservoir of water. Think of it as the savings account for the entire Southwest. Right now, that savings account is nearly overdrawn. For generations, we've been using too much of the Colorado River, the 300-foot-wide ribbon of water that carved the Grand Canyon, supplies Lake Mead, and serves as the main water source for much of the American West. The river sustains one in eight Americans — about 40 million people — and millions of acres of farmland. In the next 40 years, the region is expected to add at least 10 million more people, as the region's rainfall becomes more erratic. An especially dismal snowpack this past winter has forced a long-simmering dispute over water rights to the fore, one that. . .
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American History for Truthdiggers: Counterrevolution of 1787? New Constitution, New Nation
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2018-05-05
In establishing a centralized government, American elites struggled to find a balance between a top-down system and a system of the people. The arguments that raged in the late 18th century linger with us today. | The post American History for Truthdiggers: Counterrevolution of 1787? New Constitution, New Nation appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Stormy Daniels Appears on SNL's Opener As Cohen and Trump Try to Get Their Lies Straight
Martin Cizmar, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-05-05
The sketch started with Ben Stiller's Michael Cohen going to a payphone to call Trump and Rudy Giuliani. | The actual real-life Stormy Daniels made an appearance on Saturday Night Livetonight, joining game of phone tag featuring almost everyone involved in the unfurling Trump scandal for the cold-open. The sketch started with Ben Stiller's Michael Cohen going to a payphone to call Trump and Rudy Giuliani. "Hey what's up, Amigo? How you holding up in prison? " Trump asks Cohen. "I'm not in prison," Cohen says. "Oh, give it a couple weeks," Trump says. "Guys can we please just decide on one lie and stick to it? " Cohen asks. In order to get their lies straight they need to talk to a lot of people–including Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Jimmy Fallon and Scarlett Johansson appeared as Jared and Ivanka. And then Stormy shows up–the real-life Stormy–to deliver a memorable performance. Watch below.
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Nearly 1,600 Reported Arrested in Russian Anti-Putin Protests
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-05
MOSCOW–Russians angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as president protested Saturday in scores of cities across the country — and police responded by reportedly arresting nearly 1,600 of them. | Among those arrested was protest organizer Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is Putin's most prominent foe. | Police seized Navalny by the arms and legs and carried the thrashing activist from Moscow's Pushkin Square, where thousands were gathered for an unauthorized protest. | Police also used batons against protesters who chanted "Putin is a thief!" and "Russia will be free!" | Demonstrations under the slogan "He is not our czar" took place throughout the country, from Yakutsk in the far northeast to St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad on the fringes of Europe. | The protests demonstrated that Navalny's opposition, although considered beleaguered by Russian officials and largely…
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Norman Solomon: The Democratic Party in Crisis
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-05
Truthdig contributor Norman Solomon speaks at the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies in Seattle about the Democratic Party and issues that he explores in his latest piece for Truthdig. | Watch the full video in the player above. | –Posted by Emily Wells | The post Norman Solomon: The Democratic Party in Crisis appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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2018: When Orwell's 1984 Stopped Being Fiction
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
This is the moment when a newspaper claiming to uphold that most essential function in a liberal democracy — acting as a watchdog on power — formally abandons the task. This is the moment when it positively embraces the role …
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Israel's Racist Nation-State: Codifying Apartheid into Basic Law
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | A nation affording rights to its favored people over others is profoundly hostile to democratic values — what apartheid is all about. | Arabs …
globalresearch.ca/israels-racist-nation-state-codifying-apartheid-into-basic-law/5639175

New York City's "Shelter-industrial Complex": Makes Money over Rising Homelessness
Michael Kowalchuk | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
Featured image: A woman living in the New York City subway. Liberation News photo. | Picture the Homeless, a NYC-based organization that advocates for the rights of homeless people and affordable housing solutions, recently published a report that highlights the inadequacy …
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Western Chauvinism Against Russia Gone Berserk
Michael Averko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
For you non-sports minded Russia watchers, the ethically flawed antics of the IOC (International Olympic Committee), WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) and Western mass media at large, highlight a predominating anti-Russian bias that have a definite bigoted aspect. Having personally penned …
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Marx's Hometown Unveils Huge Statue on His 200th Birthday
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-05
The celebratory uncovering of the 14-foot bronze figure sparks criticism by some who blame Marx for crimes committed by social revolutionaries in Russia, China and elsewhere in the name of communism. | The post Marx's Hometown Unveils Huge Statue on His 200th Birthday appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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UK Media Told to Conceal Connections Between Sergei Skripal and MI6
Thomas Scripps | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, has published evidence suggesting that a D-notice has been issued to the press to protect MI6, hiding its connections to the Russian double-agent, Sergei Skripal. According to the Conservative government …
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Crash Course
Mr. Fish | truthdig.com | 2018-05-05
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The Maiming Fields of Gaza
DDS | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
Since 30 March 2018, Palestinians civilians living as refugees and exiles in Gaza ever since they were driven out from Palestine have been gathering in mass, unarmed demonstration about their right of return to the homeland they lost in 1948. …
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The Hassan Diab Extradition: Calling for a Public Inquiry, Reforming Canada's Extradition Law
HDSC | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
You may be aware of the recent CBC coverage of Dr. Hassan Diab's ordeal and the role the Canadian Department of Justice played in facilitating his extradition to France. When the case against Hassan was falling apart, after the …
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Some Say the Gig Economy is Capitalism's Final Victory — But Maybe It's Not
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-05-05
Karl Marx wouldn't agree that worker power has been killed by the 21st century. | It is remarkable for an economic thinker and political activist that 200 years after their birth, millions are still avidly discussing their work. Yet Karl Marx's Capital continues to influence every new generation. In an era of anti-globalisation protests and the movement against the 1%, Marx's analysis continues to be relevant — he explains how the capitalist system goes hand in hand with aggressive competition and innovation, and why this leads to poverty, crisis and eventually revolution. He brilliantly describes growing wealth, the worsening conditions of labour and the necessity for a different society. These insights apply as much to the 21st century as the 19th. We see the same capitalist landscape of old incumbents constantly under pressure from new challengers — and also the same destructiveness. Some. . .
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Protests Sweep Japan to as Right-Wing Government Pushes for Further Militarization
Elliott Gabriel | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-05
Japan's citizens are enraged by the nationalism gripping the former imperialist power. Inflammatory public displays by right-wing lawmakers along with a precipitous increase in the purchase of US weaponry have sparked massive protests. | The post Protests Sweep Japan to as Right-Wing Government Pushes for Further Militarization appeared first on MintPress News.

Protests Sweep Japan to as Right-Wing Government Pushes for Further Militarization

Generation Z Finds Its Rebellious Spirit in Lobbying For Gun Reform
Nicole Karlis, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-05-05
Generation Z finds its rebellious spirit in lobbying for gun reform | A little over 10 years ago, when I was a teenager in the Midwest, I thought being rebellious meant smugly smoking cigarettes before cheerleading practice. It never occurred to me that teenage defiance could be part of something bigger, like skipping class to persuade state legislators to support common-sense gun laws. Yet Generation Z has grown into this uprising of their own, the fight for stricter gun control laws — a movement induced by this year's Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — is also this cohort's way of defying teenage stereotypes. In the fight to save lives from gun violence, they're also rewriting what it means for teenagers to revolt. In April, a press release floated into my inbox with the subject line "Bay Area. . .
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De-Briefing Academics: Unpaid Intelligence Informants
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
Introduction | Over the past half-century, I have been engaged in research, lectured and worked with social movements and leftist governments in Latin America. I interviewed US officials and think tanks in Washington and New York. I have written scores of …
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Militarization on Russia's Doorstep: Washington Confirms Delivery of Javelin Anti-tank Missiles to Ukraine
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-05
The US State Department has confirmed the delivery of anti-tank missile systems Javelin to Ukraine. | "They have already been delivered," a US State Department official said on April 30 in response to an RFE/RL query on the handover of Javelins….
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Mueller Interview
Mike Luckovich | truthdig.com | 2018-05-05
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Dude, where's my plutonium? Idaho loses weapons-grade sample
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-05
Idaho State University is facing a $8,500 fine from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for losing a gram of radioactive, weapons-grade plutonium. …
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Tugging at heartstrings: 5yo girl born with one hand plays violin thanks to 3D-printing (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-05
A Florida girl born without a left hand has been granted the gift of music after an engineering student created a 3D-printed prosthetic to help her learn to play the violin. …
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'I'm starting a candy company & it's gonna be amazing': Musk goes full Willy Wonka in Buffett spat
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-05
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has vowed to start a candy company, in what appears to be a bizarre trolling response to comments made by fellow billionaire Warren Buffett. …
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'Shaking side to side': Hawaii's massive 6.9 quake captured on VIDEOS
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-05
Terrifying, rumbling, ripping through houses; steaming cracks in the ground, and panicking locals — the powerful earthquake with aftershocks that hit the Big Island of Hawaii has been captured on videos. …
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Football star, leading man, communist, outcast: RT dives into life of black icon hounded for beliefs
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-05
Paul Robeson rose from poverty and early loss to become one of the most famous performers in the world. But his prickly activism and a Soviet connection cost him his career, but not his legacy. …
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Homeless Sex Offenders Are Getting Kicked Out of Their South Florida Encampment. Now What?
Zaid Jilani | theintercept.com | 2018-05-05
For the past four years, dozens of homeless sex offenders have lived in tents in a makeshift encampment along a set of railroad tracks in Hialeah, a city in Florida's Miami-Dade County. | The residents live in squalid conditions, as documented by the Miami New Times in an investigation last year. Rain soaks through the tents, and flies and mosquito populate the residents' belongings. Because there isn't even an outhouse in the area, many of those living there are forced to defecate outside. | Many of the surrounding businesses have complained that they've lost customer traffic as a result of the encampment and view the residents as a nuisance. Because it is widely known that sex offenders live there, passersby sometime pelt those living there with eggs and bottles, the Miami New Times reported. | After the story, which followed years of…
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US reactivates 2nd fleet to rival Russia in North Atlantic 'great power competition'
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-05
In a major realignment from fighting terrorism to great power rivalry with Russia, the US Navy is re-establishing its Second Fleet. The command had been responsible for the North Atlantic Ocean before it was deactivated in 2011. …
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Popular teacher 'forced' to resign after nudging & slapping student to 'wake him up' (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-05
A South Carolina teacher was "forced" to retire after a video of her trying to wake up a student by pulling his hair while standing on his desk emerged online. Some students and parents, however, have rallied behind the teacher. …
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Not-so-special relationship: 4 times Trump damaged old bonds that link US & UK
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-05
For one who claims to love the UK, Donald Trump seems to have made a habit of attacking the country in the past 18 months — and did so again Friday, when he told a Texas crowd that knife crime had turned London into a "warzone." …
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NSA triples spying rate on Americans' phone calls, collects 530mn records in 2017
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-05
The NSA has tripled its surveillance of Americans' phone chatter, collecting over 534mn phone call records and text messages last year, despite pressure for more restrictions and transparency, a new official report has revealed. …
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Top Republican Plans to Use Fossil Fuels to Make Puerto Rico "the Energy Hub of the Entire Caribbean"
Kate Aronoff | theintercept.com | 2018-05-05
Puerto Rico could become "the energy hub of the entire Caribbean area" under a vision laid out by Rob Bishop, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, who visited the island. | Bishop is not thinking of wind or solar. | In a press conference held in San Juan on Friday, with Puerto Rican Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón — a nonvoting representative to the U.S. House — Bishop, R-Utah, said he had been consulting with oil and gas companies in Washington about how to bring more natural gas to the island. | "Puerto Rico could be a headquarters for the entire Caribbean area," Bishop said in response to a question from The Intercept. "That could be a source of energy not just for Puerto Rico, but it could be a source of export for that kind of energy to other places as…
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UAE: Reveal Status of Dubai Ruler's Daughter
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-05
(Beirut) — United Arab Emirates authorities should immediately reveal the whereabouts of Sheikha Latifa bin Mohammad al-Maktoum, the 32-year-old daughter of the ruler of the Dubai, and clarify her legal status, Human Rights Watch said today. Failure to disclose the whereabouts and status of the princess could qualify as an enforced disappearance, given the evidence suggesting that she was last seen as UAE authorities were detaining her. | Shaikha Latifa Bint Mohammed | © 2018 Escape from Dubai | A witness told Human Rights Watch that UAE authorities intercepted Sheikha Latifa on March 4, 2018, as she tried to flee by sea to a third country, and returned her to the UAE. Sheikha Latifa, who told friends that she wished to flee restrictions imposed by her family, has not been seen or heard from for…
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Trump: For Whom the Nobel Tolls?
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
Sure things don't exist in international relations, but we seem to be witnessing an impending settlement of the nearly 70-year-old Korean War. Kim Jong Un recently became the first ruler of North Korea to officially visit the South, where he conferred with president Moon Jae-In. De-nuclearization and a peace treaty look like real possibilities. Kim…
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FARC Leader Santrich faces extradition; Colombian peace process in peril
WTWJ | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-04
On April 9 prospects for peace in Colombia took a hit. That day agents of the Colombian state agents arrested FARC leader Jesús Santrich. He faces extradition to the United States. Santrich began a hunger strike immediately; at this writing he's in a hospital. In a message sent from Bogota's La Picota prison, he bade farewell to …

FARC Leader Santrich faces extradition; Colombian peace process in peril

Pence Outlines Interventionist Plans in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela
teleSUR | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-04
Ramping up interventionist rhetoric and policy against progressive governments in the region, United States Vice President Mike Pence said working for "freedom" in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela is a priority for Donald Trump's administration during a ceremony in which new U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Carlos Trujillo, was sworn in. | "We will stay by the side of those who long for freedom and we will confront their oppressors," Pence said during the event in the White House. | During his speech the U.S. vice president singled out Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. Of Cuba he said the island continued to live "under tyrannical legacy," using terminology and rhetoric used by right-wing Cuban Americans against the communist government of Cuba. | Later it was Nicaragua's turn. Pence accused Daniel Ortega's government of "brutally repressing" peaceful protesters, a common allegation used…

Pence Outlines Interventionist Plans in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

Peace With North Korea: Not an Impossible Dream
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
Calls for talks made by China and Russia, as well as the worldwide outcry for them, outweighed U.S. threats of war and got the two Koreas to sit down and speak and dialogue to prevailed over the cannons, at least for the moment.. Trump's aggressiveness had to give in to reason, and what seemed less…
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Incel Therapy, Bonobo-Style
Susan Block | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
Come with me down a rabbit hole of hate. It's a hellish, harrowing, blood-stained journey, but it just might lead to a bonoboà´sque way of life that is peaceful, egalitarian and sexy. Last Monday, a single white 25-year-old male drove a van down a busy street in Toronto, veering into a crowd of people, killing 10 and…
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Peace and the Nuclear Paradox
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
Whenever the topic is nuclear weapons, I remain in a state of disbelief that we can talk about them "strategically" — that language allows us to maintain such a distance from the reality of what they do, we can casually debate their use. Consider, in the context of the sudden rush of alarming news that…
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Is Antifa the Answer to an Effective Anti-Fascist Movement?
Brian Martin | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-04
In March, Richard Spencer, a prominent white supremacist, canceled his speaking engagements at U.S. universities, saying he was deterred by "antifa," a loose international network of radical anti-fascist groups that aims to shut down far-right talks and rallies. For antifa members and supporters, Spencer's capitulation was both vindication of their aggressive tactics and a sign of their success in opposing fascism. | These confrontations between far-right activists and antifa groups — on the rise since the election of Donald Trump — are often presented as involving two opposing values: free speech on one side and the danger of allowing fascists to appear in public on the other. What is missing in this framing, however, is an understanding of the dynamics of censorship and of nonviolent action as an alternative. | At the forefront of this clash of values is Mark Bray's…

Is Antifa the Answer to an Effective Anti-Fascist Movement?

The Method of Missouri's Madness
Christopher Brauchli | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
Missouri is back. It encounters the death penalty repeatedly, and its encounters serve as reminders of what a great country we live in. We are willing to endlessly discuss and litigate how best to implement the death penalty. One of our greatest attributes is that in proper circumstances (and before an execution takes place), the person…
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Why Don't You Hate America, Even a Little?
Abel Cohen | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
Shooting and raping everyone because we're just so free! Can't be helped neither, because dead Connecticut kindergarteners and Columbine christians are just the price we must pay for freedom. Several generations of rape victims too. And if this isn't really happening‚Ää–‚Ääit's actually just crisis actors paid by the gun control lobby and ugly feminists making…
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Trotskyist Delusions: Obsessed with Stalin, They See Betrayed Revolutions Everywhere
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-05-04
The trouble with some Trotskyists is they're always "supporting" other peoples' revolutions, says Diana Johnstone. Their obsession with permanent revolution in the end provides an alibi for permanent war. By Diana Johnstone Special to Consortium News I first encountered Trotskyists… Read more ?…
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The Apprentice: the Education of Mohammed bin Salman
Stanley L. Cohen | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
Like an empty rap of Kanye West, Mohammed bin Salman relishes his meteoric rise to the world stage where he is known simply as MBS. Shifting between traditional look and Gucci flash, depending on his imperial sale of the moment, he enjoys the trappings of endless wealth and political power without understanding, let alone exercising, any of its sophisticated, nuanced responsibility. Nor has he displayed an expansive mark of humanity in his reach for autocratic role.
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Wake Up to Trump, Distraction and War with Iran
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
In mid-May, super-war hawks Donald J. Trump (worried about the Mueller investigation), John Bolton, Trump's new unconfirmed national security advisor, and new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, are likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord. This would open the way for Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his Congressional allies to push for…
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The Latest Act in Israel's Iran Nuclear Disinformation Campaign
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-05-04
Benjamin Netanyahu's stage performance about Iran seeking a nuclear weapon not only was based on old material, but evidence shows it was fabricated too, says Gareth Porter in this Consortium News exclusive report. By Gareth Porter Special to Consortium News… Read more ?…
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Netanyahu's Evidence Wasn't Just Old, Some of It Was Fabricated
Gareth Porter | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-04
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim in his theatrical 20-minute presentation of an Israeli physical seizure of Iran's "atomic archive" in Tehran would certainly have been the "great intelligence achievement" he boasted if it had actually happened. But the claim does not hold up under careful scrutiny, and his assertion that Israel now possesses a vast documentary record of a covert Iranian nuclear weapons program is certainly fraudulent. | Netanyahu's tale of an Israeli intelligence raid right in Tehran that carted off 55,000 paper files and another 55,000 CDs from a "highly secret location" requires that we accept a proposition that is absurd on its face: that Iranian policymakers decided to store their most sensitive military secrets in a small tin-roofed hut with nothing to protect it from heat (thus almost certainly ensuring loss of data on CDs within a few years)…

Netanyahu’s Evidence Wasn't Just Old, Some of It Was Fabricated

Trump, Netanyahu Keep Taking Shots at Iran Deal While Rest of World Shakes Its Head
Elliott Gabriel | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-04
Trump has raised the hackles of global powers by marching lock-step with Israel, which has persistently tried to torpedo the Iran nuclear deal while ironically claiming that Iran is building its arsenal to menace its neighbors. | The post Trump, Netanyahu Keep Taking Shots at Iran Deal While Rest of World Shakes Its Head appeared first on MintPress News.

Trump, Netanyahu Keep Taking Shots at Iran Deal While Rest of World Shakes Its Head

Russian Sea Monsters: Rudderless Reactors on the High Seas
John Laforge | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
Did you hear the one about the Exxon Valdez, Fuku-Chernobyl, Gulf Oil Titanic? Yeah: Russia floated two nuclear reactors on a bargeto power oil rigs in the Arctic Ocean and nothing went wrong! Unsatisfied with trouncing Japan at the Winter Olympics, 14 gold medals to four, Moscow wants to topple Tokyo as Oceanic Polluter No.
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Kafka's Laws of Modern Day Totalitarianism
Dan Corjescu | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
We live in a world of mass surveillance. A world directed by elites for elites. However, for most of us, our daily lives are expressed by the French saying metro, boulot, dodo (metro, work, sleep). Yet, at any time for anyone and for any reason the seeming safety of everyday life could change in an instant. Franz Kafka…
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Karl Marx at 200
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-04
Marx is back. For his 200th birthday, the socialist revolutionary's bearded image is popping up everywhere. Books, seminars, and conferences devoted to his legacy and enduring relevance abound across the capitalist world–from Brooklyn to London to Berlin–as well as in the countries which still declare their loyalty to his communist ideals. His hometown of Trier …

Karl Marx at 200

Against Holocaust Denial
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
Photo source Ben Tilley | CC BY 2.0 | Recently I read an "anti-Zionist" Internet rant posted by a person who questioned the historical accuracy of the well-known and heavily documented fact that many millions of Jewish people were genocidally murdered by the German Nazi Third Reich. | The rant-maker was on solid empirical and moral ground in denouncing the despicable behavior of the United States-backed Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) towards Palestinian people in the Israeli-Occupied Territories and particularly in Gaza. Israel's abuse of the Palestinians — recently including the open sniper-slaughter of unarmed protesters on Israel-Gaza border — is one of the most egregious human rights atrocities of our time. It's hard to fathom the murderous immorality of how Israel molests the people trapped in the open-air prison that is Gaza and how Israel mistreats the Palestinians more broadly.
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This Confederate Defender Just Got Schooled by One of Robert E. Lee's Relatives
Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-05-04
"If you have to say you aren't racist after making a statement. . . Welp. " | "Robert E. Lee freed his slaves (which he never purchased-they were inherited) in 1862," the Facebook message-sender told Lee. The person went on to inform the general's descendant that Lee "freed his slaves several years before the war was over, and considerably earlier than his Northern counterparts. ""PS," the sender continued. "You are not a good man. ""There was [sic] black soldiers in the Confederate army and I am a white southerner and I am not racist at all," the message continued. I received this Facebook message from a concerned North Carolinian after @SarahBlakeWBTV's piece last night. | 1. A little slavery is still chattel slavery. | 2. Inherited slaves are still enslaved persons. | 3. If you have to say you aren't racist after making a statement. . . Welp.
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Trump is Wrong About Tester and Montana's Veterans
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
Late last week President Trump blasted Montana's senior U.S. Sen. Jon Tester for releasing damaging information on Ronnie Jackson, Trump's personal physician and his nominee to head the massive Veterans Administration. Jon Tester might lose his bid for re-election, just like any other politician, but it will not be because Montana's veterans turn on the…
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As IDF Uses Gaza Protesters for Shoot-to-Maim Target Practice, Israel Argues Human Rights Don't Apply to this "War"
Elliott Gabriel | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-04
The manner in which protesters, including children, have been injured — live ammunition fired at the groin, neck, limbs, and abdomen — suggests that Israeli troops intentionally aim to inflict maximum physical harm on the civilian participants in the marches. | The post As IDF Uses Gaza Protesters for Shoot-to-Maim Target Practice, Israel Argues Human Rights Don't Apply to this "War" appeared first on MintPress News.

As IDF Uses Gaza Protesters for Shoot-to-Maim Target Practice, Israel Argues Human Rights Don’t Apply to this “War”

Syria's New "Law Number Ten" Devastates Sunni Refugees
Franklin Lamb | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
Just seven days remain until the 5/11/2018 deadline for 12-13 million Syrian refugees fleeing the continuing carnage in their country to prove property ownership and hopefully avoid the current regime auctioning it. These millions, the majority of whom are Sunni and many suspected of wanting a new government, stand to lose their homes and property…
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Frankenstein's Burden
Martin Billheimer | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
Thou hast made me, and shall thy work decay? — John Donne The certainty that an objective science will always win out looks pretty doubtful by now, given how convincingly the unscientific takes on the guise of the scientific. There is certainly a scientific language, but we are confused about what Science is itself. It…
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The ACLU and Immigrants' Rights Groups Have Filed for ICE Documents About Detained Pregnant Women
Gabe Ortiz, DailyKos | alternet.org | 2018-05-04
Approximately 500 pregnant women were detained by ICE in 2016. | The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the American Immigration Council and the Women's Refugee Commission have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to access Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) documents relating to the detention of pregnant women. Approximately 500 pregnant women were detained by ICE in 2016, and with ICE "determined to continue this cruel and unnecessary practice," those numbers could surge, and with deadly results: Their stories are harrowing. One 31-year-old asylum seeker was detained when she was four months pregnant. Shortly after her arrest, she began to experience severe pain and bleeding. She pleaded with detention authorities for medical care, but she was ignored. Instead, she was transferred from a Border Patrol holding facility to an ICE detention center in southern California, and miscarried. Another 23-year-old asylum. . .
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Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump: Why Should We Believe Either of Them?
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
In times of rapid change, what was true yesterday is not necessarily true today. For example, the leader of North Korea has threatened to wipe out Seoul and reduce it to rubble while the government of South Korea has confirmed it has a plan to assassinate President Kim Jong-un. Nonetheless, on April 26, 2018, amid…
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My Advice to High School Grads: Learn a Trade
Chuck Collins | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
In the classic 1960s movie The Graduate, a family friend offers Dustin Hoffman, the recent graduate, one word of advice: "plastics." My advice for today's high school graduates: "learn a trade." Unfortunately, there's a historic stigma about "voc-ed," the result of snobbery toward certain occupations. Yes, there's also the shameful practice of tracking low-income whites and…
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'The Chinese Exclusion Act': PBS documentary shows commonalities with current immigration struggles
Michael Berkowitz | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-04
Li-Shin Yu and Ric Burns' documentary The Chinese Exclusion Act is the story of the welcome that the United States gave to Chinese immigrants. There is much to be learned from this excellent history of how the self-proclaimed "nation of immigrants" treated the would-be Chinese settlers. The film does three things extraordinarily well: It describes …

‘The Chinese Exclusion Act’: PBS documentary shows commonalities with current immigration struggles

How Elites Scam Americans Out of Housing
Olivia Alperstein | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Ben "I've Never Had to Worry about Affording Housing" Carson, wants to triple the rent that low-income American families pay for federally subsidized housing. Yep, this is the same guy who spent $31,000 of taxpayer money on a table and chairs. He's trying to make it harder for…
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'Rudy Giuliani Will Be Out of Here In Two Weeks': MSNBC Contributor Explains How the Former NYC Mayor Is Already a Disaster for Trump
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-04
In his first few weeks on the job, the former mayor has already made the president look like a liar. | MSNBC contributor Donny Deutsch made a bold but plausible prediction on Friday about the future of President Donald Trump's legal team: Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and one of the newest members of the team, will be gone in two weeks. While it would be a stunning turn of events, there's a lot of reason to think Giuliani's fate might already be sealed. This week, Giuliani undermined Trump's claims to not know anything about a hush money payment to a porn star who says she had an affair with the president. Giuliani revealed, for the first time, that Trump actually reimbursed his attorney, Michael Cohen, for the hush money and suggested it was done to help the president's electoral. . .
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Nestlé's Profits Trump Clean Water in Flint
Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
Screw the people of Flint, or so goes the mantra of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), which last month approved a controversial permit that will allow Nestlé to pump and bottle 400 gallons of fresh water per minute from the state's White Pine Springs, near the Osceola Township. Meanwhile, back in Flint, residents…
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MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace Explains Trump's Thoroughly Corrupt Idea for Transforming the Justice Department
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-04
"Effectively, what the President's saying is he doesn't want an actual Department of Justice. " | President Donald Trump's consistent and strident attacks on the Justice Department suggest not only a frustration with its current leadership but a desire to completely undermine the purpose of the institution, according to MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace. Wallace made her case for the president's corrupt view of the department's purpose Friday on her show "Deadline: White House. ""There's something so profoundly disturbing about the frame," she said. "The frame we should all stare at. . . is that this president wants exactly what he described to the New York Times in an interview at Mar-a-Lago. He wants 'his guys,' he wants his Roy Cohn, running the U. S. Department of Justice. "Evan McMullin, a former intelligence officer and presidential candidate, agreed. "Effectively, what the President's saying is he doesn't want an actual Department of. . .
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Florida's Senate Race: Does It Matter?
Renee Parsons | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
In recognition that the two party system is little more than an innocuous venue for the election of empty vessels on both sides of the political spectrum, the 2018 Senate race in Florida is one such prime example. Florida print media, in an effort to build readership, has referred to the race as the…
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Video Shows Miami Cop Kicking Handcuffed Man in Head–Officer Is Still Being Paid
Kelly Macias, DailyKos | alternet.org | 2018-05-04
Policing in this country is out of control. | In a speech last year, Donald Trump said he thinks the police should be rougher with people during arrests. But we know that they are plenty rough already–and very often without cause. It seems like every day a new video emerges of police misconduct and brutality toward the people they are supposed to protect, especially when they are people of color. And because today is a day that ends in "y", yet another video showing police abuse toward a black person has come out, this time in Miami. The latest from BuzzFeed: A Miami police officer has been relieved of duty after he was caught on video kicking a defenseless, handcuffed man in the head. The incident happened Thursday morning after two officers pursued a Jeep Cherokee that was suspected. . .
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The Musical Tastes of Spring
David Yearsley | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
All traces of snow are at last gone from the picturesque nineteenth-century cemetery in Ithaca, New York. Down below in the nearby the Cascadilla Gorge the creek gathers momentum from late-arriving spring's rain. Just beyond the graveyard the fraternity brothers will soon emerge from their beer-soaked dens to bask in the spring sunshine and advertise…
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Korea, an Alternative History
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
For decades, consumers of the US media have been fed a series of repeated lies concerning the status of northern Korea. Tales of mass starvation and brutal torture are told over and over, occasionally updated but essentially the same as those told when Washington first realized it could not defeat the national forces headquartered in Pyongyang.
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Disabusing Big Brother's Dark Cloud
Stephen Martin | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS What? How'd you manage that one? Zuck: People just submitted it. Zuck: I don't know why. Zuck: They "trust me" Zuck: Dumb f*cks Mark Zuckerberg , — chatting with an unnamed friend. Over the last 12 months, I have seen five different managing directors refer to their…
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Another Major Reset in US-Pakistan Relations is Taking Place
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
In February 2018 Pakistan's foreign minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, visited Moscow where his counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, said that Russia is "planning to continue giving practical assistance in strengthening the counterterrorism potential of your country." This was a welcome statement and decidedly different from the intentions of the US President whose first tweet of the year comprehensively insulted…
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Russian Billionaire Who Attended Trump's Inauguration Was Questioned by Mueller's Team: Report
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-04
Viktor Vekselberg's business partner also reportedly donated a large amount to Trump's campaign. | President Donald Trump's inauguration crowd may not have been the biggest in history, but it did feature some interesting characters, including, according to the New York Times, an influential and Kremlin-tied Russian billionaire named Viktor Vekselberg. On Friday, the Times reported that Vekselberg has been stopped and questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election. The billionaire was stopped at an airport in the New York area while he was leaving from his own private plane, the report said. The reporters saw no indication that Vekselberg is suspected of wrongdoing; however, he has at least two curious connections to the world of Trump. First, he reportedly attended a dinner in 2015 with former Trump. . .
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This Is the Wrong Time to Cut Back on Public Housing
Ebony Slaughter-Johnson | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson has answered President Trump's call to shrink the social safety net. Carson recently offered a proposal that would triple the rent some of America's poorest families have to pay before they get housing assistance. Housing advocates are appalled. If they're pushed out of public housing, many low-income families could face…
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Trump Makes Ridiculous Comparison Between Gun and Car Safety During His NRA Speech
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-04
The president said we'd have to outlaw motor vehicles if we "outlaw" guns. | Speaking before a gathering of the National Rifle Association, President Donald Trump tried to defend gun rights Friday by comparing firearms to automobiles — but he actually demonstrated the exact opposite point of the argument he was trying to make. "It seems that if we're going to outlaw guns, like so many people want to do — Democrats! " he said. "Then we are going to have to outlaw, immediately, all vans and all trucks, which are now the new form of death for the maniac terrorists. "Aside from the fact that no mainstream Democratic figures have even come close to advocating for abolishing gun ownership, and aside from the fact that trucks and vans serve many beneficial purposes while guns' primary purpose is to injure and kill, this argument actually. . .
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Agrochemicals and Institutional Corruption: Pleading with the Slave Master Will Not Set You Free
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
Environmental campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans and Health Commissioner Vytenis Andruikaitis. As set out below, she asks these top officials some very pertinent questions about the EU's collusion with the agrochemical corporations. 1) In authorising glyphosate on…
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Trump Is an Unrepentant Liar–The Mainstream Media Is Finally Calling Him One
Kerry Eleveld, DailyKos | alternet.org | 2018-05-04
The president isn't just mixing up his facts. | Donald Trump is a liar. The media is catching on. From a New York Times analysis piece by Peter Baker: As of last week, the American public had been told that President Trump's doctor had certified he would be "the healthiest individual ever elected. " That the president was happy with his legal team and would not hire a new lawyer. That he did not know about the $130,000 payment to a former pornographic film actress who claimed to have had an affair with him. As of this week, it turns out that the statement about his health was not actually from the doctor but had been dictated by Mr. Trump himself. That the president has split with the leaders of his legal team and hired the same new lawyer…
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As Israel Turns 70, Young American Jews Turn Away
Dov Waxman | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-04
For many, their problem with Israel is not just its current prime minister, its government's policies and its nearly 51-year-long occupation of the West Bank. It is also Israel itself that they are uncomfortable with, specifically its identity as a Jewish state. | The post As Israel Turns 70, Young American Jews Turn Away appeared first on MintPress News.

As Israel Turns 70, Young American Jews Turn Away

Seattle's Legacy of Student Protests: an Interview with Kit Bakke
Nick Licata | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-04
As spring arrived thousands of teens left their schools across the country to "March For Our Lives" to call upon politicians to change laws to improve school safety, stop mass shootings and end gun violence. Young people leading movements isn't new. In fact, back in May of 1970, I arrived in Seattle to 6,000 students…
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