2018-05-07: Social Media Postees

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Under the radar, Trump is pushing for full-scale Mideast war
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-07
While the mass media focuses on the latest daily scandals emanating from the White House, a leader of the secular left in Iran says President Trump is stepping up plans for an attack on that country which could trigger a devastating regional war with horrific implications for world peace. In an exclusive interview with People's …

Under the radar, Trump is pushing for full-scale Mideast war

What Do US Pundits Know About North Korea That 88% of South Koreans Don't?
Adam Johnson | fair.org | 2018-05-07
"The pundits who shape the US media's coverage of North Korea were spinning the summit, and Kim's outreach in particular, as a dangerous, even ominous, event" (The Nation, 5/2/18). | According to a recent poll, 88 percent of the South Korean public viewed the recent peace summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in as a success. In addition, 65 percent of South Koreans trust Kim Jong-un on his pledge to denuclearize, and Moon Jae-in's approval ratings have shot up to 86 percent. Broadly speaking, recent developments between North and South Korea have been met with widespread optimism and praise from the South Korean public. | Reading US media, one would hardly know any of this. As journalist Tim Shorrock noted last week in The Nation ( 5/2/18), the response in US media was…
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Peace in Korea, World War in the Middle East
John Feffer | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-07
The president giveth and he taketh away. | Donald Trump is a stern and wrathful leader. He thinks nothing of raining down fire and fury upon the enemies of his "chosen people." Indeed, he even flirts with ending the world if he doesn't receive due respect and the requisite number of burnt offerings. But he can also reward his followers, and those who curry his favor, with positions of power and untold riches. | This month, Trump will appear as both of these avatars. By meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump promises to wave his hand and create peace where before there was nothing but strife and dissension. At the same time, Trump the Destroyer has pledged to take the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal and bring the world that much closer to apocalypse. | It's a…

Peace in Korea, World War in the Middle East

Nobel Nonsense: Nominating Donald Trump for the Peace Prize
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-07
It seems like rich nonsense, but should peace be attained on the Korean peninsula, with arrangements entrenched to ensure durability as opposed to unconvincing window dressing, President Donald Trump might well join the list of frauds and charlatans who have obtained the Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination for the 2019 prize came in a letter…
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Caravan Migrants Remain Hopeful, Brave in Fight for Legal Asylum
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-07
The 300 asylum seekers who arrived at the U.S. border on April 29 after a month-long, 2,000-mile journey have another grueling struggle ahead of them, according to the immigration attorneys who are donating their time to represent them. | More than three-quarters of asylum claims from Hondurans, Guatemalans and Salvadorans between 2012 and 2017 were denied, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, and this year's caravan of asylum seekers are facing a climate made even more hostile by the xenophobic Trump administration. | Once the asylum applicants–who traveled in a caravan to the Tijuana-San Ysidro border from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala–establish that they face a credible fear of persecution in their home countries, their ordeals are just beginning. | Colleen Flynn, an immigration attorney with the National Lawyers Guild's Los Angeles chapter, told Truthout that because of…
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Stemming the Tide of Evangelicalism — and Preventing the Next Billy Graham
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
Current trends suggest that the evangelicalism of the future will be smaller, grayer, more closely identified with the Republican Party — and more out of step with the views of younger Americans than it is at present. | At the time of Billy Graham's passing, American evangelical Christianity looks to be in steep decline, at least judging by numbers. The proportion of white Americans who identify as evangelical has fallen from 23 percent of the population in 2006 to 17 percent in 2016. Furthermore, a recent survey shows that evangelicalism is aging: Only 8 percent of whites ages 18 to 29, versus 26 percent over 65, identify as evangelicals. Current trends, then, suggest that the evangelicalism of the future will be smaller, grayer, more closely identified with the Republican Party, and more out of step with the views of younger Americans than. . .
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The US is Playing with Fire if it Walks Away from the Iran Deal on May 12
Peter Van Buren | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-07
The chance of terminating Iran's nuclear program is held against the risk of full-on war in the region. The United States is playing with real fire if it walks away from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on May 12. | The post The US is Playing with Fire if it Walks Away from the Iran Deal on May 12 appeared first on MintPress News.

The US is Playing with Fire if it Walks Away from the Iran Deal on May 12

Trump Congratulates Putin on His Fraudulent Win While Pence Slams Venezuela for Its 'Fake Election&#039
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
The administration's blatant hypocrisy was on clear display Monday. | The hypocrisy of President Donald Trump's administration on human rights and democracy abroad made for a stunning display Monday. At the day's White House press briefing, Sarah Sanders read a statement from the president congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on the beginning of his fourth term, echoing the well-wishes that Trump controversially gave to the authoritarian leader right after the election. Yet mere minutes after Sanders' press briefing wrapped up, Vice President Mike Pence tweeted a video from a speech he gave earlier in the day, condemning the upcoming "so-called elections in Venezuela," which he said will be a "fraud and a sham. "Many observers indeed believe the Venezuelan elections to be largely rigged in the Maduro regime's favor, and undemocratic regimes warrant scrutiny and criticism. But Putin's Russia is hardly a beacon. . .
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Roger Stone Appears on CNN As Network Reverses Public Decision to Not Allow Him On-Air
John Whitehouse, Media Matters Staff, Media Matters | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
He was on this morning's edition of "New Day" promoting a book. | CNN hosted President Donald Trump confidant and Infowars conspiracy theorist Roger Stone to promote his new book, reversing a decision the network made in 2016 to no longer host Stone on its airwaves. For years, Stone regularly leveled sexist and racist attacks (often via Twitter) against politicians and members of the media, including current and former CNN personalities. He called CNN political commentator Ana Navarro an "Entitled Diva Bitch," a "pompous shithead," "borderline retarded," and "a rabid Pekinese," and wrote, "Black beans and rice didn't miss her. " Stone also attacked CNN analyst Roland Martin when Martin was still at CNN, referring to him as a "stupid negro," a "fat negro," and "CNN's racist moron–dumb, embarassing (sic), token," and asked him,…
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The real Bosox curse was racism, not the Bambino
Harvey "Sluggo" Wasserman | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-07
The Boston Red Sox have finally decided to atone for two of the most racist, self-destructive snubs in sports history. Like so many other bigoted decisions, the team–and the town–paid a fearsome price. And it did NOT come from the infamous "Curse of the Bambino." That one happened in 1920, when my dad was a …

The real Bosox curse was racism, not the Bambino

Ex-Con Who Calls Black People 'Negroes' Skyrockets to Top of West Virginia Poll After Racist Campaign Ad
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
Candidate for US Senate Hopes to Face Democrat Joe Manchin as Republicans Fear Another Roy Moore Race | Republican voters in West Virgina's primary race to choose a candidate to face Democratic U. S. Senator Joe Manchin appear to be getting ready to choose a conservative former convict who calls Black people "negroes" and Asians "China people. "Don Blankenship, a divorced 68-year old coal baron who was convicted after 29 people died in one of his mines spent a year in jail for conspiracy before running for the U. S. Senate. He's now in first place among three Republicans vying for the GOP nomination in Tuesday's West Virginia primary election. In this campaign ad Blankenship uses the phrase "China people" and refers to the family of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who was born in Taiwan and is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,. . .
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Climate Change 10-Year Check-Up
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-07
Ten years ago Kevin J. Surace delivered a fascinating TED talk entitled "Worst Case Climate Change." Based upon credits at the end of his speech, data for his talk came from the following sources: — Fred Pearce, With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear — Tipping Points in Climate Change (Beacon Press, 2007) — John…
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Wrong-Way Democrats: Will a 'Blue Dog' Blue Wave Pave the Way for Future Disaster?
Paul Rosenberg, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
Democrats will win big this fall (probably). But are they just repeating the mistakes of the Clinton-Obama era? | Congressional primaries in California are less than a month away, with at least seven Republican-held seats seriously in play this November (according to Cook Political Report, and targeted by Swing Left), the most of any state. Four of those seats are in or adjacent to Orange County, once the home of Richard Nixon and the epicenter of conservative power, where Democrats now hold a numerical advantage. But there's a perverse twist. Thanks to California's nonpartisan "jungle primary" — in which the top two candidates advance to the general election, regardless of party affiliation — Democrats could conceivably be shut out in as many as three of those races. Two Republican incumbents are retiring — Rep. Darrell Issa and Rep. Ed Royce –. . .
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Lessons learned from the Arizona teachers strike
Joe Bernick | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-07
TUCSON, Ariz. — The weeklong strike by Arizona teachers ended in a pretty handsome victory for teachers and supporters. They won a 19 percent salary increase over three years which is quite something for hard working teachers grown accustomed to tiny raises, if any, that never kept up with the cost of living. Yet some …

Lessons learned from the Arizona teachers strike

This week in history: The city of New Orleans founded in 1718
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-07

How Should We Remember Karl Marx on His 200th Birthday?
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
The answer is a bit complicated. | Some would argue that Karl Marx, author of " Capital," has been proven wrong on just about everything he wrote. The founder of scientific socialism was born 200 years ago on May 5. | These naysayers would point out that Soviet socialism imploded decades ago, and that China is heading merrily down the capitalist path. Marx and his collaborator Friedrich Engels wrote in " The Communist Manifesto" that the capitalist ruling class "produced its own grave-diggers" in the proletariat — that is, the working class. However, we have yet to see workers pick up the shovel and bury capitalism once and for all. | Activists seeking to combat injustice and inequality, it can be argued, have turned not to class struggle but to social movements focused on gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity. . .
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From Targeted Assassinations to Sniper Fire, How Israel Eliminates Palestinian Resistance
Ramona Wadi | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-07
Its view is that, for Israel to survive, Palestine's possibilities must be wiped out, whether the means used are targeted assassinations, sniper fire, or precision targeting of a civilian population. | The post From Targeted Assassinations to Sniper Fire, How Israel Eliminates Palestinian Resistance appeared first on MintPress News.

From Targeted Assassinations to Sniper Fire, How Israel Eliminates Palestinian Resistance

Here's How ICE Sent Children Seeking Asylum to Adult Detention Centers
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-07
Two teens fleeing violence in war-torn countries sought asylum in the U.S. A Texas dentist's report helped ICE send them to adult detention centers. | The post Here's How ICE Sent Children Seeking Asylum to Adult Detention Centers appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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John McCain's Scorching Takedown of Trump In His Upcoming Autobiography
Martin Cizmar, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
McCain says Trump gives "the appearance of toughness or a reality show facsimile of toughness seems to matter more than any of our values. " | John McCain is reportedly very close to succumbing to brain cancer at age 81. The Arizona senator has not been in Washington all year, instead staying at his ranch in the Arizona mountains. He's been talking about his joys and regrets, and also preparing for the release of an autobiography called The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations–which may make some waves given his scorching takedown of Donald Trump. The Arizona Republic, the McCain-friendly newspaper in Phoenix, has an advance copy of the book. Trump is slammed, the paper reports. McCain says Trump gives…
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The Illusion of Competence: What Know-It-Alls Don't Know
Kate Fehlhaber, Aeon | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
This "illusion of confidence" is now called the "Dunning-Kruger effect," and describes the cognitive bias to inflate self-assessment. | One day in 1995, a large, heavy middle-aged man robbed two Pittsburgh banks in broad daylight. He didn't wear a mask or any sort of disguise. And he smiled at surveillance cameras before walking out of each bank. Later that night, police arrested a surprised McArthur Wheeler. When they showed him the surveillance tapes, Wheeler stared in disbelief. 'But I wore the juice,' he mumbled. Apparently, Wheeler thought that rubbing lemon juice on his skin would render him invisible to videotape cameras. After all, lemon juice is used as invisible ink so, as long as he didn't come near a heat source, he should have been completely invisible. Police concluded that Wheeler was not crazy or on drugs — just incredibly mistaken. The saga caught. . .
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Saudi Royal Family Gave $681M to Malaysian PM Who Banned Shia Islam
Newsrescue | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-07
Of relevance to the upcoming Malaysian elections on May 9 2018, this article first published in Feb 2016, confirms that the outgoing Prime Minister Najib Razak received close to $700 million dollars in his personal account from the House of …
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Confusion Reigns Over China's Energy Policy
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-07
It's quite easy these days to find yourself muddled over China's energy policy: it does seem often to amount to tackling domestic pollution and climate change, but chasing lucrative contracts abroad, despite the environmental impact. | With the US under Donald Trump indicating it wants to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, China is increasingly seen as a world leader in the battle to cut carbon emissions and prevent climate catastrophe. | Beijing is implementing ambitious renewable energy schemes at home and has announced plans to reshape its energy sector and reduce its use of coal — by far the most polluting fossil fuel. | But overseas, China is pursuing a very different policy. Here in Serbia a Chinese enterprise, China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), recently started work on a multi-million dollar project to enlarge the coal-fired…
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Malaysian Elections: $681 Million into Prime Minister Najib's Personal Bank Account by a Mysterious Saudi Prince
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-07
The only way PM Najib Razak could win this election on May 9 is by fraud and manipulation of the elections of results. | The outgoing PM is desperate. A state of emergency is also contemplated. | The grassroots support of the …
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The Puklear Threat
Mr. Fish | truthdig.com | 2018-05-07
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Military Seeks to Limit Congress on Fixing Child Sex Assault
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-07
Officials are seeking to ward off congressional efforts to address child-on-child sexual assaults on bases, even as they disclose that the problem is larger than previously acknowledged. | The post Military Seeks to Limit Congress on Fixing Child Sex Assault appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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History Lesson for Democrats: Think Winning Elections, not Impeaching Trump
Bill Blum | truthdig.com | 2018-05-07
If the history of impeachment teaches anything, it's that the tactic can backfire on its proponents. As a remedy for misconduct, it both overpromises and underperforms. | The post History Lesson for Democrats: Think Winning Elections, not Impeaching Trump appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Henry and problem parenting in 'The Americans'
Carole Avalon | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-07
Remember Henry Jennings? The intelligent, if unobservant, son of super spies Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, he's known all along that his parents are not easy to understand. One (Philip) usually more gregariously loving, the other (Elizabeth) caring, yet somewhat remote. Due to the unpredictable growth spurts experienced by Keidrich Sellati, the actor portraying Henry, he's …

Henry and problem parenting in 'The Americans'

India's Top Court Just Dealt a Devastating Blow to Monsanto
Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
The company officially can't claim patents on its cotton seeds. | In an another legal blow to Monsanto, India's Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the Delhi High Court's ruling that the seed giant cannot claim patents for Bollgard and Bollgard II, its genetically modified cotton seeds, in the country. Monsanto's chief technology officer Robert Fraley, who just announced that he and other top executives are stepping down from the company after Bayer AG's multi-billion dollar takeover closes, lamented the news. Fraley tweeted, "Having personally helped to launch Bollgard cotton in India & knowing how it has benefited farmers . . . it's sad to see the country go down an anti-science/anti-IP/anti-innovation path. . . "Monsanto first introduced its GM-technology in India in 1995. Today, more than 90 percent of the country's cotton crop is genetically modified. These crops have been. . .
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Trump Disregards Caravan Asylum Seekers' Legal Rights
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-05-07
As Central Americans fleeing oppression in their countries remain stalled in appalling conditions at the U.S. border, Donald Trump ramps up the xenophobic rhetoric, reports Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn The 300 asylum seekers who arrived at the U.S. border… Read more ?…
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Trump Swaps Funds after Deciding Syria Recovery not as Useful as Arming Rebels, Including Former ISIS Fighters
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-07
When the dust settles, the Trump administration will have cut funds for rebuilding the parts of Syria it helped destroy and instead allocated those funds for arming extremist elements that seek to transform northeastern Syria. | The post Trump Swaps Funds after Deciding Syria Recovery not as Useful as Arming Rebels, Including Former ISIS Fighters appeared first on MintPress News.

Trump Swaps Funds after Deciding Syria Recovery not as Useful as Arming Rebels, Including Former ISIS Fighters

Former GOP Official Suspended from Radio Station After Horrific Rant Against 'Homosexual Lifestyle&#039
Noor Al-Sibai, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
His suspension appears to be indefinite. | After accusing a local high school of promoting "destructive" homosexuality, a former GOP leader in Wyoming has been suspended from his job at a talk radio station. The Casper Star-Tribune reported that Wind River News Network host John Birbari — a former chairman of the Fremont County Republican Party — was conducting his weekly interview with the local superintendent when he started blasting the official for a pro-LGBT mural at a high school. "Do you think that the Riverton High School should be promoting homosexuality? " Birbari asked Fremont County School District Superintendent Terry Snyder about the mural, which featured a rainbow flag and the phrase "love is love. " The superintendent responded with a message of tolerance, but Birbari pressed on. "You know there are certain diverse elements of individuals that are certainly fine," the host said, "but. . .
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Poor People's Campaign: Barber says war and racism tightly linked
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-07
WASHINGTON–Saying he wants the new Poor People's Campaign to "promote an agenda of truth," its leader, the Rev. William Barber, is now explicitly linking U.S. militarism and wars to racism and a distorted U.S. economy. Echoing Dr. Martin Luther King 51 years ago, Barber declares that unless the U.S. turns away from its militaristic path, …

Poor People’s Campaign: Barber says war and racism tightly linked

State Election Systems Still Waiting for Security Checkups
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-07
The Department of Homeland Security says it's completed on-site risk assessments of election systems in just nine of 17 states requesting them to prevent cybertampering before the midterm primaries. | The post State Election Systems Still Waiting for Security Checkups appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Is the Washington Post Opposed to the European Union?
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-07
That is what readers of its lead editorial must be wondering. The editorial criticized Trump's trade policies, pointing out that the policies are creating uncertainties for businesses. It then notes that Trump appears to view uncertainty as being a positive outcome:…
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The NRA Helped Promote a Gun from Russia That Can Pierce U.S. Soldiers' Body Armor
Laura Clawson, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
The organization's moral bankruptcy knows no bound. | American gun culture has a split personality: half the time we're supposed to believe that gun culture is pure American patriotism, and the other half of the time the claim is that citizens need to be heavily armed to take on the American government. Whichever claim is more convenient for the gun lobby at any given moment. But mostly, the National Rifle Association just f'ing loves guns, the way Donald Trump loves the look of his name in big gold letters. And if that means helping a Russian gun manufacturer promote a gun that the U. S. military says poses a danger to American troops, the only real question is . . . is it a really cool gun? David Corn reports: In late 2016, the US Army released a report noting that the Russian. . .
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McConnell Actually Helped Blankenship Dodge Regulatory Consequences for Disastrous 2000 Spill
Alec MacGillis, ProPublica | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
The far-right candidate is now launching racist attacks against him. | As the race for the West Virginia Republican Senate nomination hurtles toward Tuesday's primary, candidate Don Blankenship, the former coal executive sentenced to a year in federal prison in connection with a 2010 mine explosion that killed 29 men, has unleashed blistering invective against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. He has taken to calling McConnell "Cocaine Mitch," an allusion to drugs once found on a ship owned by the shipping company owned by Chao's father, whom Blankenship calls a "wealthy China-person. " His ad hominem barrage, provoked by McConnell's well-funded effort to deny Blankenship the nomination, culminated in an eye-popping TV ad in which Blankenship charged that McConnell has "created millions of jobs for China-people" and that McConnell's "China family has given him tens. . .
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Trump ends TPS for Hondurans; stokes racist frenzy over "caravan"
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-07
On Thursday May 4, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen announced the impending end of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for some 57,000 citizens of Honduras now living in the United States. The timing of the statement is highly suspicious. It comes as the Trump administration has been whipping up a nationalistic frenzy over a …

Trump ends TPS for Hondurans; stokes racist frenzy over “caravan”

Trump and Netanyahu May Not Want War With Iran, But They May Fall Into One Anyway
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-07
Iran has an exaggerated reputation in the Middle East for Machiavellian cunning and an ability to outmanoeuvre its enemies. Britain used to be regarded in the same light in the region: its most ill-considered actions were admired as devilishly clever plots when all it was doing was taking advantage of the blunders of its opponents. |…
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Deep State 101: A Primer and Prescription
Geoff Dutton | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-07
Every nation worth its salt has a deep state, a loose network of rich and powerful players who ratify, veto or formulate state social, economic and military policies. Whether monarchy, dictatorship, or constitutional republic, no government worthy of the name lacks for a shadowy unelected elite with hands on the tiller and in the till,…
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Deep State 101: A Primer and Prescription
Geoff Dutton | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-07
Whether monarchy, dictatorship, or constitutional republic, no government worthy of the name lacks for a shadowy unelected elite with hands on the tiller and in the till, influential persons with inherited or recent wealth. | The post Deep State 101: A Primer and Prescription appeared first on MintPress News.

Deep State 101: A Primer and Prescription

Scientists Reanimate Disembodied Pigs' Brains — But For a Human Mind, It Could Be a Living Hell
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
Do you want to live forever? If so, there's some good news. Or so it seems. For it appears that we may have taken a step closer to making immortality reality. | In a recent meeting at the National Institutes of Health, Yale neuroscientist Nenad Sestan revealed that his team has successfully reanimated the brains of dead pigs recovered from a slaughterhouse. By pumping them with artificial blood using a system called BrainEx, they were able to bring them back to "life" for up to 36 hours. Admittedly, the pigs' brains did not regain consciousness, but Sestan acknowledged that restoring awareness is a possibility. Crucially, he also disclosed that the technique could work on primate brains (which includes humans), and that the brains could be kept alive indefinitely. But could you really survive the death of your body? And would such. . .
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Outsiders in Lebanon Politics Make a Small Win Look Big
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-07
A grassroots movement of activists, journalists and other political newcomers say their one-seat victory in Lebanon's 128-seat national assembly is cause for celebration. | The post Outsiders in Lebanon Politics Make a Small Win Look Big appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Mexico's Coming Election Could Be The World's Most Important Referendum on Inequality
Sam Pizzigati | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-07
Mexico rates as one of the world's most unequal major nations, and the party of the presidential candidate topping the polls pledges to confront those concentrating the nation's "economic and political power. | The post Mexico's Coming Election Could Be The World's Most Important Referendum on Inequality appeared first on MintPress News.

Mexico's Coming Election Could Be The World's Most Important Referendum on Inequality

Tensions Mount as White House Prepares for Nomination of Torture Authority Gina Haspel
Derrick Broze | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-07
With less than a week until the nomination hearing of CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel, the White House is working hard to defend the nominee's career. | The post Tensions Mount as White House Prepares for Nomination of Torture Authority Gina Haspel appeared first on MintPress News.

Tensions Mount as White House Prepares for Nomination of Torture Authority Gina Haspel

House of Cards: Trump's Accumulating Worries
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-07
The White House is more and more looking like a house of cards. After 16 months the staff is demoralized, in disarray and divided, some prone to leak embarrassing news to the press. (Trump in January banned personal cell phones in the West Wing, indicating that he mistrusts everyone around him.) While Trump is reported…
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That Woman: Recollections of Golda Meir
Uri Avnery | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-07
Ben-Gurion said about her: "The only thing Golda knows how to do is to hate!" Golda Meir did not hate me. That would be an understatement. She detested me. The way I speak, the way I dress, the way I look. Everything. Once, in the middle of a speech in the Knesset (I believe it…
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With Latest AUMF, Democrats and Republicans Unite to Make War Making Easy
Kate Harveston | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-07
Washington D.C. ( GPA) — "War. What is it good for?" asked Norman Whitfield in 1969. Thousands of cover versions later, we finally have an answer: It's one of the most heartbreaking things you'll ever learn about human civilization. | The supposed social benefits of war are one of the very few points on which Democrats and Republicans in Congress stand united. This is most likely because both parties regularly receive vast sums of money from privately owned defense contractors. The political campaign cycle in 2012 alone saw $16.4 million and $11 million in donations to GOP and DNC candidates, respectively. | With this vast and outrageous conflict of interest fully understood, let's turn our attention to the American Senate's most recent proposal for the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, or AUMF — along with who really…

With Latest AUMF, Democrats and Republicans Unite to Make War Making Easy

As Israel Prepares for War with Iran, Regional Powers Scurry to Take Sides
Alastair Crooke | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-07
Powerful forces are arising in parts of the Middle East that are no longer sympathetic to western 'priorities' nor are they particularly sympathetic to Israeli proxy-hegemony, which they see as disruptive of regional stability. | The post As Israel Prepares for War with Iran, Regional Powers Scurry to Take Sides appeared first on MintPress News.

As Israel Prepares for War with Iran, Regional Powers Scurry to Take Sides

Celebrating Leonard Bernstein's centennial: Music and politics in comprehensive exhibition
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-07
LOS ANGELES, Calif.–The Skirball Cultural Center is currently hosting the most comprehensive museum presentation ever on the great American artist and political progressive Leonard Bernstein. It celebrates the centennial of his birth on August 25, 1918. Leonard Bernstein at 100 is curated by the GRAMMY Museum, and this is the exhibition's West Coast debut. It …

Celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s centennial: Music and politics in comprehensive exhibition

The Trump Administration Is Trying to Make One Million Immigrants Deportable
Gabe Ortiz, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
The president has launched an all-out war on immigrants. | Throughout the past 16 months, the Trump administration has slowly chipped away or outright killed protections that have allowed some immigrants to live in the U. S. and legally work, some for as long as two decades now. During the past two weeks alone, the administration announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 70,000 immigrants from Honduras and Nepal, joining El Salvador, Haiti, Liberia, Nicaragua, and Sudan. In September, Trump also rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, leaving the lives of 700,000 young immigrants in limbo. Altogether, these affected groups add up to more than one million immigrants who could soon be at risk of deportation, despite many knowing no other place but the U. S. as their home: If they stay without authorization, TPS and. . .
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White Fear Elected Trump: Political Scientist Diana Mutz Explains the 'Status Threat' Hypothesis
Chauncey DeVega, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
The evidence that racism, sexism and nativism motivated Trump's voters is overwhelming. | Bad ideas have a life all their own. Speaking last Saturday at a rally in Washington Township, Michigan, Donald Trump was in rare form. He worked his audience into a fever pitch with threats to shut down the government and punish the Democrats and his other enemies. He spread more irrational fear about a "caravan" of "illegal immigrants" who will somehow "invade" America. He grossly exaggerated his policy successes, which is nothing new, and in ominous tones targeted "Hispanics" in one of his tirades, to which his almost uniformly white audience responded with a mix of boos and disdainful silence. Despite the news media's obsession with the "white working class" and its purported "economic anxiety," that did not seem to be the prime motivating factor for Trump's supporters at this. . .
www.alternet.org/white-fear-elec…

Kilauea volcano claims more than two dozen homes in Hawaii
Caleb Jones, Jennifer Peltz, Sophia Yan | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-07

Kilauea volcano claims more than two dozen homes in Hawaii

Devin Nunes Tells Fox & Friends That He Will Seek to Hold Jeff Sessions in Contempt of Congress
Media Matters | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
"The only thing left that we can do is we have to move quickly to hold the attorney general of the United States in contempt, and that's what I'm going to press for this week" | From the May 6 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends Sunday: ED HENRY (CO-HOST): I also understand that you have some news about [Attorney General] Jeff Sessions. REP. DEVIN NUNES (CHAIRMAN, HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE): Well, yeah, this is the ongoing problem here with this special counsel, we found out Friday from the judge, it kind of looks like this whole investigation has gone off the rails. Now, what we've been investigating in the House Intelligence Committee is the FISA abuse and other matters involving the beginning of what is called a counterintelligence investigation. Now, remember, they opened up this counterintelligence investigation — I think it is really. . .
www.alternet.org/devin-nunes-tel…

Karl Marx: The Political Activist We Need More Than Ever
Kevin Zeese | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-07
The lessons of Karl Marx show that our tasks are to heighten class conflict by exposing the reality of abhorrent inequality and create new systems to replace failing capitalism. | The post Karl Marx: The Political Activist We Need More Than Ever appeared first on MintPress News.

Karl Marx: The Political Activist We Need More Than Ever

Who is Afraid of Venezuelan Democracy?
Maria Paez Victor | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-07
It is astounding, and sinister, that the European Parliament on May 3 passed a resolution (492 in favour, 87 against, 77 abstentions) demanding that Venezuela suspend the presidential elections slated for May 20. Do these European countries think that they are still colonial powers that can demand anything from other countries? Does European arrogance stretch to…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/07/who-…

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Homage to Gil Scott-Heron
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-07
The performance artist and jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron was wrong when he said in 1970, "The Revolution will not be televised." But perhaps he was only wishful thinking and expressing what he wanted and not what he actually saw and heard around him. More likely, he was being ironical and commenting on the wacky world…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/07/the-…

15 is too young for life without parole, especially if you're innocent
Mark Maxey | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-07
LITTLE, Okla.–"Daddy, I didn't do it," said Robert Mitchell to his father. Robert didn't blink an eye when he answered Charles "Gabby" Mitchell's question. Had Robert Wayne Mitchell, 15 years of age on September 4, 1992, murdered 90-year-old neighbor Myrtle McGeehee? The boy did not lie, but Oklahoma justice fell short for this Native Indigenous …

15 is too young for life without parole, especially if you're innocent

Millions of Tweets Spread Anti-Semitic Messages
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-07
Millions of anti-Semitic messages on Twitter have spread negative stereotypes and conspiracy theories about Jews across the social media platform, according to a report Monday by the Anti-Defamation League. | ADL national director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said the data showed many used Twitter as a "megaphone to harass and intimidate Jews." | An earlier report from the Jewish civil rights group said anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. last year had reached the highest tally it has counted in more than two decades. That increase appeared to be fueled by emboldened far-right extremists as well as the "divisive state of our national discourse," Greenblatt said in February. | In the new report, the group estimated that about 3 million Twitter users posted or re-posted at least 4.2 million anti-Semitic tweets in English over a 12-month period ending Jan. 28. The finding is based…
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The Shooters in the Rye
Robert Anderson | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-07
The recent slaughter in Toronto has many people chattering away about "Incels", or involuntary celibates. Several people have taken to Twitter to offer explanations via links to sites in the "manoverse" — that is, web pages dedicated to the notion that men are somehow the real victims of gender discrimination and, more specifically, misandry. Many of these sites hoist the Incel flag as a way to demonstrate their bona fides to a supposed terrorist army of young (or youngish) men whose self-alleged sexual frustration has reached murderous proportions. |…
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Trump Disregards Caravan Migrants' Legal Right to Apply for Asylum
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-07
The 300 asylum seekers who arrived at the US border on April 29 after a month-long, 2,000-mile journey have another grueling struggle ahead of them, according to the immigration attorneys who are donating their time to represent them. | More than …
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Sessions Wants to Imprison As Many People As Possible on Gun Charges While Opposing New Gun Laws
Laura Clawson, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
The attorney general's priorities are clear. | Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions is opposed to passing stronger gun laws, but that doesn't mean he doesn't want to put a lot of people in prison on gun charges. Sessions has started a push to prosecute low-level gun offenses, a move that has absolutely nothing to do with post-Parkland activism: Mr. Sessions is putting into action his own long-held views on criminal justice, forged as a United States attorney in Alabama during the drug war. They reflect a philosophy popular among conservatives and long backed by the gun lobby: that the effective enforcement of existing laws can reduce crime without resorting to the passage of additional legislation. "I believe very strongly in enforcing gun laws," Mr. Sessions said in an interview with the far-right Breitbart News this year. "I believe there's no value in. . .
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Karl Marx as Activist
Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-07
In 1848, Marx wrote, "philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it." On this 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx we focus on Marx as a political activist, rather than what he is best known for, an economist and philosopher who wrote some of the most…
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Watch: John Oliver Documents Rudy Giuliani's Descent From 'Person of the Year' to Trump's Incompetent Lawyer
Martin Cizmar, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-05-07
John Oliver dug deep into Giuliani's past, from his racist policing policies to his latter gigs as a narrator for AMC's Mob Week. | Rudy Giuliani is a weird dude. The former New York mayor married his cousin, has a bizarre hatred of ferrets and once announced he was divorcing his wife on television without warning her. But when 9/11 happened, Giuliani's brave and steady hand made him a national hero–and Time magazine's Person of the Year. On Sunday, John Oliver dug deep into Giuliani's past, from his racist policing policies to his latter gigs as a narrator for AMC's Mob Week. Why does he get along so well with Trump? They are "two versions of the same person," Oliver said. "When you look at all of this in total you realize that Giuliani's role as Trump's lawyer isn't aberration–everything in his life. . .
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Junot Diaz and the Rot That is Bourgeois Culture
Chris Wright | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-07
Photo source Embajada de EEUU en la Argentina | CC BY 2.0 | Seven months after Harvey Weinstein's downfall, the #MeToo moment of reckoning is still going strong. The latest powerful asshole to be felled by its revelations is the writer Junot Diaz, who, as the New York Times notes, has repeatedly sexually and verbally harassed women, including students. Diaz's initial response to the allegations was less than compelling: "I take responsibility for my past," he said. "That is the reason I made the decision to tell the truth of my rape [as a young child] and its damaging aftermath." In other words, 'the reason I'm an asshole is that I was raped a long time ago, and I wrote about it in the New Yorker last month to preempt inevitable allegations of my being an abusive prick.' | Apart…
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CIA image at stake? Trump's spy chief nominee Haspel mulled withdrawal amid torture record scrutiny
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-07
The CIA and the White House have rushed to support Gina Haspel, who reportedly mulled withdrawing from her nomination to the top spy post, amid public scrutiny of her alleged deep involvement in the agency's torture practices. …
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True miracle: 'Brain dead' boy revived after parents sign consent for organ donation
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-07
A miracle occurred as a 13-year-old boy in the US, believed to be brain dead following a traffic accident, was revived after his parents signed consent for organ donation. …
www.rt.com/usa/426030-boy-brain-…

'Racial profiling, white privilege': Twitter reacts to Native American teens kicked off campus tour
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-07
Two Native American teens were pulled from a campus tour at Colorado State University because a white mother called the police fearing that they "didn't belong." …
www.rt.com/usa/426054-native-ame…

DR Congo: Fears for Health of Detained Activist
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-07
(Kinshasa) — Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should immediately release the pro-democracy activist Carbone Beni, who has been arbitrarily detained by the national intelligence agency since December 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Beni was badly beaten during his arrest in Kinshasa, the capital, and his health has deteriorated rapidly in recent days. | Activist Carbone Beni at Ngaliema Clinic in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 1, 2018. | © 2018 Private | Congolese authorities should promptly and unconditionally free all democracy and human rights activists arbitrarily detained across the country, Human Rights Watch said. | "Carbone Beni has been a tireless advocate for democracy and respect for basic rights in Congo," said Ida Sawyer, Central Africa director at Human Rights Watch. "We are deeply concerned about Beni's health and safety…
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UN envoy Haley phones Trump when his 'communications style' makes her 'uncomfortable'
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-07
US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says she feels at ease with confronting Trump on the issues she feels uncomfortable with, including criticizing the US President's unique "communication style," which she refuses to defend. …
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'Black Gigi & White Kanye: US political correctness is getting out of hand&#039
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-07
There's nothing wrong with the Gigi Hadid Vogue cover, but people take offense and call it cultural appropriation — society has to get over this or it's going to do harm, conservative TV & radio host Steve Malzberg told RT. …
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Alyssa Milano branded a hypocrite for 'armed security' at anti-NRA rally (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-07
US actress Alyssa Milano has been branded a hypocrite by NRA activists for allegedly attending an anti-NRA protest with armed guards as personal protection. …
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'Can I kiss you?' Pentagon spends $700k teaching soldiers dating etiquette
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-07
Learning about relationships and when it's okay to kiss someone might seem like topics for a middle school sex education class. However, the US military has spent $700,000 teaching soldiers exactly that. …
www.rt.com/usa/426003-us-militar…

'Too tough on terrorists': Trump defends under-fire CIA Director nominee Haspel
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-07
US President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to defend his nominee for the CIA directorship, Gina Haspel. Trump argued that Haspel was "too tough on terrorists" for the Democrats. …
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CNN columnist faces backlash for 'Patriarchy kills people' op-ed
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-07
CNN columnist and community organizer Richard Edmond Vargas is facing criticism for penning a column about how US "patriarchy" and male role models can be blamed for mass shootings. …
www.rt.com/usa/426069-cnn-column…

Twitter erupts after Senator McCain 'disinvites' Trump to his funeral
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-07
Social media has been flooded with comments after Republican Senator John McCain demanded that US President Donald Trump be kept away from his funeral. …
www.rt.com/usa/426062-trump-mcca…

Libya: Armed Group Detains Media Figures
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-07
Suleiman Qashout, a prominent TV anchor who is chairman of the Septimius Award's board of directors, was arrested by an armed group in Libya along with Ahmed Yaacoubi, the Septimius Award director. | © 2018 Facebook | (Beirut) — An armed group linked with Libya's internationally recognized government arrested two organizers of an annual media award in Libya on April 29, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. The reasons for their arrests remain unknown, and their families have no access to them. | According to a friend of the two men who spoke with Human Rights Watch on May 6, the Special Deterrence Force (SDF), linked to the Interior Ministry of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), arrested the two men at different locations on the same day. The friend said the group…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/05/07/liby…

Mr. Johnson goes to Washington: Is pushing Trump to stay in Iran deal exercise in futility?
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-07
The UK is trying to succeed where France and Germany failed — convincing US President Donald Trump not to bail on the nuclear deal with Iran. But the top man in Washington is now reportedly committed to regime change in Tehran. …
www.rt.com/usa/426038-johnson-wa…

How Customs and Border Protection Illegally Tried to Unmask a Rogue Twitter Account
Shawn Musgrave | theintercept.com | 2018-05-07
When the Department of Homeland Security's attempt to unmask an irksome Twitter account imploded last year, few within the agency were surprised, according to newly released records. "Why would we do this?" one official asked in early April 2017 after Twitter filed a complaint in federal court, according to the heavily redacted emails. | The short-lived investigation into @ALT_USCIS, an anonymous account that claims it's run by a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employee, sparked an uproar over First Amendment encroachments and potential abuses of power last year, including from members of Congress. | The new documents, released last week by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press after it sued the DHS and Customs and Border Protection, reveal a partial timeline of the abortive investigation. But more importantly, the emails show how a seemingly unsupervised CBP agent improperly attempted…
theintercept.com/2018/05/07/cbp-…

The Woman Standing in the Way of the Privatization of Thousands of Jobs in Tennessee Was Just Fired
David Dayen | theintercept.com | 2018-05-07
A university chancellor who took a controversial stand to protect the jobs of thousands of public workers has now lost her own. | University of Tennessee-Knoxville Chancellor Beverly Davenport was abruptly fired from her post last week, in a move representatives for unionized campus workers are calling another step toward the privatization of thousands of facilities management jobs. | The battle in Tennessee pits the state's GOP governor, Bill Haslam, against its public workers, and UT-Knoxville is where the workers, backed by a student movement, have made their stand. The workers see Davenport's firing as an effort to remove a key obstacle to privatization. | "This is an attempt to install new leadership more consolidated to the corporate and extremist political agenda of Haslam and the legislature in Nashville," said Thomas Walker of United Campus Workers, the lead union for…
theintercept.com/2018/05/07/tenn…

Disturbing video of toddler operating rifle at NRA annual meeting goes viral
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-07
A shocking video of a four-year-old boy demonstrating how to use a rifle has gone viral on social media. …
www.rt.com/usa/426049-toddler-gu…

Iran calls $6bn US court verdict a 'mockery' of justice, Americans & 9/11 attacks victims
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-07
Accusing Washington of attempts to "rewrite history," Iran has firmly rejected as a "mockery" of the justice system the US court's recent default ruling which ordered Tehran to pay over $6 billion in damages to 9/11 victims. …
www.rt.com/usa/425993-iran-court…

Franklin Graham's Astonishing Ungodly Hypocrisy
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-05-06
Franklin Graham in 1998 condemned President Bill Clinton's sins. In 2018, he's defending President Donald Trump's. | Franklin Graham, the heir to the Rev. Billy Graham empire and legacy, is nothing like his father. Billy Graham preached to millions, and advised eleven presidents, Democrats and Republicans, including President Barack Obama. Graham, by comparison, preaches on Facebook, and has politicized his ministry to the point where it no longer bears any relationship to the Christian Bible. Graham is one of President Donald Trump's top defenders — especially on matters of sin: President Trump's sins. In January, as the news that President Trump paid porn star Stormy Daniels hush money was shaping, Graham urged the American people to believe Trump's denials that there was no affair — and to do so for the good of the nation. "He said he didn't. . .
www.alternet.org/franklin-graham…

The U.S. Is Playing with Fire if It Walks Away from the Iran Nuclear Deal on May 12
Peter Van Buren | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
A foreign policy crisis is coming May 12. President Donald Trump's likely decision on that day to not continue waiving sanctions on Iran under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will significantly increase the chances of war. | The 2015 Joint …
globalresearch.ca/the-u-s-is-pla…

Trump Administration Hired Israeli Intelligence Firm to Discredit Obama Officials Who Negotiated the Iran Nuclear Deal: Report
Press TV | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
Aides to US President Donald Trump have reportedly hired an Israeli private intelligence agency to devise a "dirty ops" campaign against key Obama administration officials who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal in a scheme to discredit the agreement. | Trump …
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This Water War Will Decide the Fate of 1-in-8 Americans
Eric Holthaus, Grist.org | alternet.org | 2018-05-06
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. This post originally appeared on Grist. 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. . .
www.alternet.org/water-war-will-…

Letter from Britain: Increasingly Illiberal Establishment and the Challenge of Jeremy Corbyn
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-05-06
Britain prides itself on being a liberal state, tolerant of diverse points of view with a judicial system based on law and evidence, but its recent behavior has been anything but that, reports Alexander Mercouris. By Alexander Mercouris In London… Read more ?…
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Israel Bans Jordanian, Arab Publishers from Palestine Book Fair
TPIC | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
The Israeli occupation forces have barred Jordanian and Arab publishers from entering the Palestine International Book Fair, held in the West Bank city of Ramallah, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Saturday. | The Jordanian Publishers Association (JPA) denounced the …
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Putin Has Shown Weakness in Armenia and Syria — Is His Credibility Collapsing?
Srdja Trifkovic | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
"Since the Ukrainian crisis of 2013-2014, to many observers of the Russian scene it was clear that Putin was not a master strategist who plots his moves well ahead of his opponents. … At best he is a manager who …
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Who Is Buying Votes at the Lebanon Election?
Brett Redmayne-Titley | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
Featured image: Campaign Posters Adorn Concrete Wall | Brett Redmayne-Tittley reporting from Beirut | Beirut, Lebanon: Sat, May 5, 2018- On this lovely morning here on the coast of the Mediterranean there is not a cloud in the sky. In less than …
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A Time of Chaos
BDSS | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
The bombing of Syrian sites where chemical weapons are allegedly being manufactured or stocked, allegedly to be used by the Bashar al-Assad government against the rebels, has left citizens all over the world in a state of confusion, filled with …
globalresearch.ca/a-time-of-chao…

The Myth of Low US Unemployment. Twisting the Definition, Manipulating the Data
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | "Prominent" economic analysts maintain the myth, including a NYT report in its latest edition, saying: An "unemployment rate (was achieved) below the 4 …
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Journalists in Syria on the US Drone 'Kill List'
Middle East Monitor | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
Featured image: Bilal Abdul Kareem, an American citizen and journalist working in Syria (Source: Twitter) | Two journalists have today filed federal court cases in the United States to challenge their inclusion on a classified US "Kill List", Reprieve said in …
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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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Selected Articles: Global Geopolitical Rundown
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
Dear Readers, | More than ever, Global Research needs your support. Our task as an independent media is to "Battle the Lie". | "Lying" in mainstream journalism has become the "new normal": mainstream journalists are pressured to comply. Some journalists refuse. | Lies, …
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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 | 2018-05-06
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 Live tonight, 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 low 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 via SNL on YouTube.
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Climate Disruption: 'Billions of People Displaced by Sea Level Rise'
Dahr Jamail | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
Janine Jackson interview Dahr Jamail about melting Antarctic ice for the April 27, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Link to the audio. | Janine Jackson: Antarctic glaciers are melting at dramatic rates, scientists are …
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Tun Mahathir for Next Prime Minister of Malaysia
Global Research News | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2018-05-06

Elections in Malaysia 2018. Tun Mahathir's Campaign against Najib and His Cronies

The War on Iran Has Begun. Russia Must End It
Dan Glazebrook | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
Things are escalating again in one of Syria's many wars. On 29 April, two massive strikes — presumed to be Israeli — reportedly hit the Syrian Arab Army's 47th Brigade military base and arms depots near Hama, as well as …
globalresearch.ca/the-war-on-ira…

For His 200th Birthday, Honoring Karl Marx as an Activist
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
In 1888, Marx wrote, "philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it." | On this 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx we focus on Marx as a political activist, rather …
globalresearch.ca/for-his-200th-…

Yemeni Rebels Begin Attacking Saudi Oil Infrastructure. Will the War in Yemen "Spiral Out of Control"
Darius Shahtahmasebi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-06
The Houthi rebels in Yemen, officially known as Ansurallah, have vowed to intensify rocket attacks on Saudi Arabia's critical oil infrastructure, warning that they are now manufacturing their own ballistic missiles to achieve those aims, the Financial Times reports….
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