2018-05-09: Social Media Postees

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Selected Articles: The US-Israel Alliance Is a Threat to World Peace
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
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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Trump and Netanyahu Collude to Damage NATO, Risk Middle East Instability and Nuclear War
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
Donald Trump's White House default on the politically vital Iran deal, that was so painstakingly negotiated in conjunction with Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China in order to preserve world peace, has been done on the instructions of, and …
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Could Ida B. Wells Have Exposed Lynching on Your Newsfeed?
Laura Flanders | fair.org | 2018-05-09
If Ida B. Wells had depended on Facebook, would we ever have had a National Lynching Memorial? | Two stories collided in my head this week. One of which was the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama–this country's first major effort to confront the vast scope of the racial-terror lynchings that ravaged the black community under a pervasive, prevailing culture of white supremacy. It is the first because, until now, that same majority culture of white supremacy hasn't wanted to look. Ida B. Wells (photo: Mary Garrity) | At the memorial, a special place is set aside for Ida B. Wells, the crusading journalist who forced Americans to pay attention to these murders. Over a lifetime made shorter by repeated attacks, she documented and publicized the killings, collecting names, dates and descriptions. | She wrote editorials for…
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Mood Darkens as US, Japan, North Korea Start Throwing Punches on Way to the Ring
Elliott Gabriel | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-09
"Deliberately provoking the other party at a time when conditions on the Korean Peninsula are moving in the direction of peace and reconciliation can be regarded as nothing other than a dangerous attempt to pour cold water on the mood for dialogue … and take us back to square one." — DPRK Foreign Ministry | The post Mood Darkens as US, Japan, North Korea Start Throwing Punches on Way to the Ring appeared first on MintPress News.

Mood Darkens as US, Japan, North Korea Start Throwing Punches on Way to the Ring

The U.S. Just Declared War on Iran
Jan Oberg | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-09
Against all common sense, moral considerations and international law, U.S. President Donald Trump tonight decided to place the United States outside the international so-called community and isolate itself, not Iran. He withdrew the United States from what is one of the most important negotiated peace-oriented agreements that have ever been signed: the one that prevents…
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Trump, The "Billionaire Good Guy", an Embarrassment as President, a Threat to World Peace
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | It was foolhardy to expect positive change under his leadership. Whoever heard of a billionaire good guy, amassing wealth the old-fashioned way. | So …
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"We Run UC"–Support workers strike the Univ. of California system
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-09
BERKELEY, Calif.–After more than a year of unsuccessful bargaining with the University of California, AFSCME Local 3299–representing some 9,000 service workers performing vital functions at all 10 UC campuses–launched a three-day strike throughout the university system May 7-9. The strikers, including food service and security workers, custodians, and gardeners, were joined in sympathy strikes by …

“We Run UC”—Support workers strike the Univ. of California system

Trump Has Now Opened the Door to War Against Iran
Vijay Prashad, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-05-09
The U. S. and its allies may find themselves in yet another unnecessary military conflict. | So, there it goes. Trump did what he promised. He took the United States out of the "Iran deal. " It was possible that Trump was merely bluffing. He has done this before. He has suggested a policy and then done the very opposite. But on Iran, all the signs pointed toward this madness. For it is, indeed, madness. Just after he did so, the Israelis bombed an Iranian facility inside Syria. This is not Israel's first attack on Iranian assets inside Syria. Nonetheless, it was very provocative that Israel attacked just two hours after Trump's dramatic withdrawal of the United States from the 2015 Iran deal. What do Trump and his allies hope will happen with this withdrawal? Already, as uncertainty gripped Iran and its creditors over the past. . .
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The Family-Party-State Nexus in Nicaragua
Trevor Evans | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
In 1979 a popular uprising led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) overthrew the U.S.-backed Somoza-family dictatorship which had ruled Nicaragua since the 1930s, and in 1984 the Sandinistas and their presidential candidate, Daniel Ortega, decisively won the …
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Trump's Iran decision makes world more dangerous, says atomic expert
Morning Star | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-09
U.S. President Donald Trump made the world a more dangerous place by pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, former atomic adviser Mohamed el-Baradei warned today. Former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, el-Baradei called the decision to withdraw from the agreement "a tantrum and an act of bravado" by Trump. He warned that …

Trump’s Iran decision makes world more dangerous, says atomic expert

John Bolton Has Advocated the "Libyan Model" for North Korea's Denuclearization. Is Pyongyang Surrendering its Deterrence Capabilities?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
The new US National Security Advisor John Bolton controversially advocated the so-called "Libyan model" for North Korea's denuclearization. | While he was indeed speaking about the technical aspect of this example in having the North African country completely surrender all of …
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Trump Vindicates Iranian Hardliners and Victimizes Ordinary Citizens
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-05-09
Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iranian nuclear deal only strengthens Iranian hardliners, hurts average people and drives up the potential for a devastating war, argue Trita Parsi and Ryan Costello. By Trita Parsi and Ryan… Read more ?…
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Obama Blasts Trump's Decision to Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Eric Ortiz | truthdig.com | 2018-05-09
The Iran nuclear deal was signed on Barack Obama's watch as president of the United States. On Tuesday, he was not happy to see Donald Trump withdraw from the 2015 agreement, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was meant to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. | Obama wrote a 942-word response on Facebook, calling the decision "a serious mistake" that could lead to war with Iran. | Read Obama's full post below: There are few issues more important to the security of the United States than the potential spread of nuclear weapons, or the potential for even more destructive war in the Middle East. That's why the United States negotiated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the first place. | The reality is clear. The JCPOA is working–that is a view shared by our European…
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Trump's Act of American Hubris. EU Opposition to Repeal of Iran Nuclear Agreement
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
The United States is so far doing virtually no trade with Iran anyway. In 2017 total US exports to Iran were just 138 million dollars, and total imports a mere 63 million dollars, figures entirely insignificant to the US economy. …
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Video: The Art of War: The B61-12, America's New "Nuclear Parcel Bomb"
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
The new B61-12 nuclear bomb — which the US is preparing to send to Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland and probably other European countries — is now in its final stages of development. | This was announced by General Jack Weinstein, …
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Trump Withdraws from Iran Nuclear Deal
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | There's nothing "horrible" about the JCPOA deal, plenty awful about Trump pulling out. | His deplorable action came as expected — added proof that …
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Trump Breaks Landmark Iran Nuclear Deal
Jamie Merrill | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
Donald Trump has announced that the US will withdraw from the landmark Iran nuclear deal, in the most significant foreign policy move of his presidency so far. | In a blow to US allies who support the deal, Trump said: | "I …
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War Codes in Trump's Iran Proclamation
Daniel McAdams | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
Today President Trump announced that he was canceling US participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA) otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal. The president's assertions were ludicrous and factually incorrect, but the neocons who were no doubt …
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Trump and Israeli Collusion
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
Donald Trump's decision to exit from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement on Iranian nuclear capability is in keeping with his doctrine of joining Israel at the hip of the United States. Fealty to the state of …
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America Planned to Break "Iran Nuclear Deal" Years Before Signing It
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
The so-called "Iran Nuclear Deal," officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed on 2015 now under threat by a backtracking US — was billed at the time of its signing as a historic agreement that provided …
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Trump Pulls US Out of "Unacceptable, Defective" Iran Deal; Obama Slams Decision as "So Misguided"
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
Summary | President Trump is withdrawing the U.S. from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran | Trump is reinstating sanctions on Iran, but didn't explain how that will play out | The deal "should have never never been made," the president says | Trump …
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VIDEO — L'Arte della Guerra — Flotta Usa con 1000 missili nel Mediterraneo
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
La Truman — superportaerei lunga oltre 300 metri, dotata di due reattori nucleari — puà≤ lanciare all'attacco, a ondate successive, 90 caccia ed elicotteri. Il suo gruppo d'attacco, integrato da 4 cacciatorpediniere già nel Mediterraneo e da alcuni sottomarini, puà≤ …
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Iran Sanctions May Hit European Firms, Boeing Hard
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-09
Major companies could see billions of dollars in commercial deals canceled, although the ultimate impact remains unclear due to the possibility of renegotiations and exemptions, experts say. | The post Iran Sanctions May Hit European Firms, Boeing Hard appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Nurses' campaign for Medicare for All gets boost from Sanders
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-09

Nurses’ campaign for Medicare for All gets boost from Sanders

Military Incompetence? Failed Performance of April 14th US-UK-France Missile Attack against Syria
Brian Kalman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
Like so many others that watched the unfolding U.S.-led cruise missile strike on Syria in the early morning hours of April 14th, I was amazed by the brazen and ill-conceived nature of such an undertaking. Not only was …
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Trump's "new deal for blacks" was dealt from the bottom of the deck
Jesse Jackson | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-09
it doesn't count millions who have given up looking for work and have dropped out of the work force. Only if the economy continues to grow and unemployment continues to decline are we likely to see wages starting to improve. | The big problem, however, is that most of the jobs are simply lousy. Virtually all of the new jobs aren't secure–they are part-time, short-term contract jobs, with variable hours, few benefits, and low wages. Not surprisingly, African Americans are more likely to be caught in these kinds of jobs than whites are. | Like most Americans, African Americans find that the costs of what they need are rising faster than their wages are. Paychecks don't buy what their paychecks used to buy. Health care costs are exploding. College debt is now higher than credit card debt and auto debt. Housing costs are…

Trump’s “new deal for blacks” was dealt from the bottom of the deck

Mnuchin Reveals Trump Hopes His Iran Gamble Can Score Him a New Deal
ZeroHedge.com | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-09
Is Trump really willing to alienate countless European and world powers that will continue trading with Iran, especially since the latest sanctions cover every major aspect of Iran's economy? | The post Mnuchin Reveals Trump Hopes His Iran Gamble Can Score Him a New Deal appeared first on MintPress News.

Mnuchin Reveals Trump Hopes His Iran Gamble Can Score Him a New Deal

House dumps GOP anti-construction worker scheme, again
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-09
WASHINGTON (PAI)–In what is a perennial battle, a bipartisan coalition of representatives once again defeated right wing Republican Steve King's scheme to cut construction workers' pay by dumping the Davis-Bacon Act. The 172-243 vote came during debate April 26 on legislation renewing the Federal Aviation Administration for another several years. Workers picked up another win …

House dumps GOP anti-construction worker scheme, again

Monica Lewinsky Was Disinvited from Event with Bill Clinton Because Women Still Pay for Men's Behavior
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-09
The Huffington Post reports that the magazine Town & Country told Lewinsky not to come to its philanthropic summit. | Monica Lewinksy reported Wednesday that she had been disinvited from an event on "social change" because President Bill Clinton had decided to attend. After Lewinsky made the comments on Twitter, the Huffington Post reported that the event in question was a "philanthropic summit" held by the magazine Town & Country. Lewinsky made the remarks addressed to the "world," apparently declining to name the host of the event: May 9, 2018Since Clinton's infamous affair with Lewinsky in the '90s, which led to his impeachment and trial in the U. S. Senate, the former White House intern has become a public speaker and activist. She addresses issues of bullying and social shame, drawing from her own experiences in the public eye and her harsh treatment by federal. . .
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WATCH: Maryland Cop Kills Groundhog For 'Not Responding' to Orders
Dominique Jackson, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-05-09
The sheriff said that the groundhog was "causing vehicles to stop and creating a hazard. " | A Maryland police officer shot a groundhog that was blocking traffic, reports CBS News. The video first spread on Twitter and people were disgusted that the police would kill a harmless animal. Obviously the animal wasn't hurt. . looked more scared and disoriented. . doesn't this county or city have an animal control office that would have been more equipped to handle this defenseless animal? Shame on this officer. Should be charged w animal cruelty. — Dave Holmes (@CollinTaylorInc) May 8, 2018Warning, groundhogs: Carrol County police will shoot you dead if you do not comply with instructions. — Sean Gallagher of @ArsTechnica (@thepacketrat) May 8, 2018The sheriff said that the groundhog was "causing vehicles to stop and creating a hazard. "The department released this statement: "The deputy was traveling on. . .
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3 Americans Detained in North Korea Coming Home
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-09
President Trump says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on his way back from Pyongyang with the detainees, who "seem to be in good health." | The post 3 Americans Detained in North Korea Coming Home appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Intelligence Officials Are Worried Devin Nunes Would Endanger a U.S. Citizen's Life to Hurt Mueller
Mark Sumner, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-05-09
Even the president appears to acknowledge this. | It seems as if Devin Nunes is protecting Russian oligarchs and endangering U. S. sources . . . and yes, there is a name for that. But it's also possible that Nunes is only protecting Nunes. Maybe it's time for the DOJ to check and make sure that Devin Nunes hasn't been on the receiving end of a "funnel. "The House Intelligence Committee and the Department of Justice remain locked in a conflict over a single issue: No one trusts Devin Nunes. Last Wednesday, senior FBI and national intelligence officials relayed an urgent message to the White House: Information being sought by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes could endanger a top-secret intelligence source. The reason it could endanger that source is that Nunes has demonstrated that he is willing to leak, distort information, and collaborate with the White. . .
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Flush With Cash: Will Buffy the Bernie Slayer Win in Pro-Sanders District?
Steve Early | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-09
In a political culture shaped by big money, entrepreneurial candidacies, single-issue campaigning, and union dis-unity, you can run but not hide from crowded fields of Democrats. In many current primary races, they are all claiming to be "progressive," even as they raise and spend millions of dollars competing against each other–money that might have been…
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Extremists R Us
Tom Engelhardt | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-09
They are the extremists. If you need proof, look no further than the Afghan capital, Kabul, where the latest wave of suicide bombings has proven devastating. Recently, for instance, a fanatic set off his explosives among a group of citizens lining up outside a government office to register to vote in upcoming elections. At least 57 people died, including 22…
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Actors Allegedly Paid to Support New Orleans Power Plant
Tsvetana Paraskova | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
Actors have been hired and paid to sit through public hearings for a proposed power plant in New Orleans, The Lens reports, citing interviews with some of the actors and screenshots of Facebook messages about the acting gig. | According …
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Seattle Debates Business Tax for Homelessness
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-09
SEATTLE–Seattle's latest tax proposal to combat homelessness takes aim at large businesses such as Amazon that have helped drive the city's economic boom. | But the measure has sparked intense debate — even shouting matches in otherwise reserved Seattle — over who should pay to solve the housing crisis exacerbated by that growth. | The City Council is proposing a tax on employee hours to raise about $75 million a year for affordable housing and homelessness services. Nearly 600 large employers making at least $20 million in gross revenues would pay about $500 a year per worker. | Amazon, the city's largest employer, would take the biggest hit. | Supporters insist the online retailer and others that have benefited from Seattle's prosperity and contributed to growing income inequality and skyrocketing rents can and should pay. | Businesses and others say the so-called head…
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Eclipsing Factionalism: The Missing Story From the Gaza Protests
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-09
Palestinians, disenchanted with factional division, are laboring to create a new political space, independent from the whims of factions; because, for them, the real fight is that against Israeli Occupation. | The post Eclipsing Factionalism: The Missing Story From the Gaza Protests appeared first on MintPress News.

Eclipsing Factionalism: The Missing Story From the Gaza Protests

Gina Haspel and Torture: Not Just Immoral, But a Tool for More War
Sam Husseini | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-09
With the nomination of Gina Haspel to be director of the CIA, there's rightfully some interest in her record regarding torture. Of course, there are questions of legality and ethics and with respect to torture and it's possible as some have argued that the motivation of Haspel and others in overseeing torture and covering it up may be simple sadism.
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Spilling 'The T': How Chicago artists are queering up the independent web scene
Michelle Zacarias | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-09

Spilling ‘The T’: How Chicago artists are queering up the independent web scene

History is Contemporary: Ishmael Reed's "Conjugating Hindi"
Liya Wang | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-09
Ishmael Reed's new novel Conjugating Hindi (published by Dalkey Archives) is provocatively historical and inspirationally contemporary. Set in Oakland, California, 2017, the story dramatizes how the old sin of slavery returns under a new president "who pretended to be champion of the Middle Class," but whose "heart was with the rich". Under such a circumstance, artists and…
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Press Freedom in Britain: Getting Darker
Katharine Quarmby | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
Britain leads the way in Europe — but not in a good way. It has a worse record on press freedom than all other European nation states except Italy, trailing others such as Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands. | In the …
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Readers speak: Utopian futures, cocktail party Marxism, and Obama's imperialism
PW Readers | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-09
People's World readers offer their take on a number of recent articles featured in our pages. The comments below have been proofread and edited for length. Join the discussion on the PW website and on Facebook, or submit your comments directly to editors@peoplesworld.org. Re: Scholars mark milestones along past utopian roads to the future Henry Millstein says: Fascinating …

Readers speak: Utopian futures, cocktail party Marxism, and Obama’s imperialism

Maryland 'Deplorables' Threaten Liberals with Armed Attack if Trump Is Impeached
AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-09
The sign's owner reportedly agreed to change it after a conversation with the sheriff. | Maryland residents were disturbed when a billboard appeared on Solomons Island Road in Calvert County that seemed to threaten opponents of President Donald Trump with an armed insurrection. "Hey liberals," reads the billboard. "Better get your guns if you try to impeach President Trump. From all of your deplorables in Calvert County. "The Calvert County Sheriff's Office has reportedly been "flooded with phone calls" regarding the sign. "I hate that billboard," one woman said, explaining that it frightened her son. "I think it's very threatening. I don't like it at all. ""I'm a Republican but I think it's a little offensive," Kelly Mazzella offered. Fellow conservative Michelle Rinker said she "love[d]" the threatening billboard. The sign's owner will reportedly change the sign after he returns to town, following a discussion with the sheriff.
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Russia's Grand Strategy in Afro-Eurasia. Skillful Diplomacy. What Could Go Wrong?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
Russia's 21st-century grand strategy is all about becoming the supreme "balancing" force in Afro-Eurasia through the skillful diplomatic management of the hemisphere's multiple conflicts, though the greatest danger to this vision comes not from the US' Hybrid Wars, …
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U.S. Hypocrisy Creates Perpetual Enemies and Forever War
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2018-05-09
In foreign policy, Americans like to keep it simple. Good countries versus bad countries. Democracies versus dictatorships. Of course, as Ronald Reagan reminded Americans, we are a "shining city upon a hill," one of the goodies. What no one seems to ask is whether idealistic Americans have a clear view of the world as it is, or how their worldview affects the United States' global image. Surely, as the U.S. enters its 17th year of perpetual war, these might be questions worth pursuing. Problem is, the truth can be disturbing. | So humor me for a moment and join me on a tour of American hypocrisy and naiveté, from Africa to the South Pacific. | Let's begin with the big boys. | ? Russia, with Vladimir Putin at the helm, is considered one of the baddies–even MSNBC thinks so these…
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Trump Just Publicly Threatened to Throw Media Out of the White House for Not Being Nice Enough to Him
Mark Sumner, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-05-09
The president mused about it on his favorite social media platform. | Donald Trump floats a simple proposal to start the morning. The Fake News is working overtime. Just reported that, despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy & all things else, 91% of the Network News about me is negative (Fake). Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt? Take away credentials? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2018 | It's a very neat equation. Anything negative about Trump is automatically "Fake. " So rather than have Sarah Huckabee Sanders run out every day and face, you know, questions . . . wouldn't it be simpler to just take away the media's credentials? Except, of course, for Fox News and select alt-right websites. Free up some space for the Enquirer. Considering the facts only beginning. . .
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The Rohingya, Facing Turmoil in Exile, Welcomed Back to Myanmar With Words but Not Action
Dennis J Bernstein | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-09
Dennis J. Bernstein spoke with filmmaker and human rights activist, Jeanne Hallacy, just back with horror stories from Myanmar and the massive Rohingya camps of over 700,000 in neighboring Bangladesh. | The post The Rohingya, Facing Turmoil in Exile, Welcomed Back to Myanmar With Words but Not Action appeared first on MintPress News.

The Rohingya, Facing Turmoil in Exile, Welcomed Back to Myanmar With Words but Not Action

Watch Kamala Harris Shoot Down Evasive Gina Haspel Answers About the Morality of Torture
AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-09
The nominee was given nowhere to hide. | Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) put her skills as a prosecutor on full display during Wednesday's hearing for President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the CIA. Nominee Gina Haspel has faced intense scrutiny over her role in the Bush-era interrogation program that was found to include torture among its techniques. President Barack Obama famously acknowledged the U. S. role in torture publicly during Bush's presidency and committed to banning it. Harris wanted to get down to the basic moral question of torture as Haspel kept resorting to legalese when asked about her past role. "So one question I have not heard you answer is, 'Do you believe that the previous interrogation techniques were immoral? '" Harris asked. "It's a 'yes or no' answer. ""Senator, I believe that CIA did extraordinary work to prevent another attack on this country giving the legal. . .
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Can Buffy the Bernie Slayer Win in Pro-Sanders District?
Steve Early | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-09
A well connected and well-funded corporate Democrat dubbed "Buffy the Bernie Slayer" while serving on Hillary Clinton's campaign is trying to edge out progressives in a heavily Pro-Sanders District. | The post Can Buffy the Bernie Slayer Win in Pro-Sanders District? appeared first on MintPress News.

Can Buffy the Bernie Slayer Win in Pro-Sanders District?

Journey Into an Active Volcano
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-09
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Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin Says He'll Vote for Gina Haspel Despite Her History with Torture
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-09
The West Virginia senator's vote all but guarantees that Haspel will be confirmed as CIA director. | West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin will vote to confirm Gina Haspel as CIA director, despite her history of involvement with the agency's torture methods — euphemistically called "enhanced interrogation" — carried out during President George W. Bush's administration. The majority of Senate Democrats are expected to vote against Haspel, who is currently serving as the acting CIA director. Haspel's involvement in torture, as well as in the destruction of tapes that documented these practices that have since been deemed illegal, became a flashpoint of controversy following her nomination by President Donald Trump. Kentucky's Sen. Rand Paul is the only Republican expected to vote against the nomination, and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is not expected to vote as he is out of town due to poor health.
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Correcting Krugman: Health Care Exchanges Need Healthy People, It Doesn't Matter If They Are Young
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-09
I generally agree with Paul Krugman's columns, and this is the case with his recent piece on Republican efforts to kill Obamacare. However, there is one point where I have to take issue. Krugman tells readers:…
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These Are the Top Jobs Chosen by Serial Killers and Psychopaths
Michael Arntfield, The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-05-09
There are patterns in their professional choices. | The recent and startling arrest of the elusive Golden State Killer, aka the East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker/Diamond Knot Killer/Visalia Ransacker in what was arguably the most vexing and disturbing constellation of interlinked cold cases in American history, has raised more questions than answers. One question is how a serial burglar, rapist and murderer could operate in so many jurisdictions simultaneously and, much like the case of Paul Bernardo in Canada, have law enforcement officials so myopically overlook the connections among his crimes in several different cities. Another question is, of course, how a police officer like Joseph DeAngelo, the accused Golden State Killer who makes his next court appearance on May 14, could be capable of such sadistic brutality throughout a large portion of his brief and troubled law enforcement career. Similar questions. . .
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How Will Europe React to Trump's Dumping the Iran Deal?
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-09
People are asking how Iran will respond to Trump's announcement about U.S.withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed by Iran, the U.S., UK, France, Germany, China and Russia in July 2015. I wonder how Germany, the world's fourth largest economy, will react. Last month in her summit with Trump, Angela Merkel reiterated German strong…
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What Do U.S. Pundits Know About North Korea That Most South Koreans Don't?
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-09
Recent developments between North and South Korea have been met with widespread optimism and praise from the latter's public. Judging by U.S. media coverage, one would hardly know this. | The post What Do U.S. Pundits Know About North Korea That Most South Koreans Don't? appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Trump's Decision on Iran Deal Spells Disaster for the Middle East
Dr. Cesar Chelala | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the deal with Iran creates, unnecessarily, a new source of tension in a region besieged by conflicts. This move was heartily supported by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and opposed …
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China-DPRK Relations: Kim Jong-un and Xi Jinping Meet in Dalian
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
Chinese President Xi Jinping held a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Dalian, China on Monday and Tuesday. | The two leaders, along with several officials from each country, held a luncheon and discussed pressing issues on China-North …
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Two coming-of-age films: New York in the 1970s and Paris today
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-09
Two new films depicting a young person's coming of age are showing on screens now or soon: Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Le Brio. Boom for Real is an absorbing documentary about the rebel New York City artist of the late 1970s and '80s, and Le Brio is a …

Two coming-of-age films: New York in the 1970s and Paris today

U.S. Allies Lament Trump's Decision to Pull Out of Iran Deal
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-09
Nations like Israel and Saudi Arabia that loathed the deal, however, see the action as a sign that the U.S. is returning to a more skeptical, less trusting approach to dealing with adversaries. | The post U.S. Allies Lament Trump's Decision to Pull Out of Iran Deal appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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What's Really Happening in Syria: Who Started the War, Who Can You Trust to Tell the Truth?
Robert Roth | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
This article, first published on GR in January 2017, provides an understanding of the history of the war on Syria, from the outset in mid-March 2011. | The U.S./NATO line | If you try to follow events in the mainstream media (MSM), …
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VIDEO — A Arte da Guerra. A Frota USA com 1.000 mísseis no Mediterrâneo
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
A distribuiàßà£o estratégica do grupo naval do porta-aviàµes USS Harry S. Truman, interveio ao mesmo tempo que o bombardeio tripartido da Síria. Esta armada, incluindo uma fragata alemà£, acaba de entrar no Mediterrâneo com poder de fogo incomparável. Segundo a …
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Shell game: Trump, Cohen rake in big bucks by selling access
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-09
New documents show that a shell company set up by Michael Cohen, President Trump's fixer, was used not just to pay off a pornography star and an impregnated Playboy model, but, far worse, to enrich Trump and his fixer in exchange for access to the president and the U.S. government. The shell company that was …

Shell game: Trump, Cohen rake in big bucks by selling access

Malaysia Unofficial Election Results: Tun Mahathir Next Prime Minister of Malaysia?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
Unofficial results of Malaysia's general election point to a victory of the opposition led by Tun Mahathir Mohamad. | First reports confirmed that "The opposition is gaining ground in the ruling party's eastern stronghold of Sarawak state, and TV networks report …
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White Yale Graduate Student Reported Black Classmate for Napping in Common Room
AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-09
This is reportedly not the first time the white student called the police on a black individual. | A black graduate student at Yale spent more than 15 minutes being interrogated on her own campus because a white classmate reported her to campus police for napping in a common room. Lolade Siyonbola's name was misspelled in the school's system, leading to the lengthy interrogation. "I deserve to be here; I paid tuition like everybody else; I am not going to justify my existence here," Siyonbola told one of the officers. "I am not going to be harassed. "The white student who reported Siyonbola is said to have called the police months prior when she witnessed a black friend of Siyonbola lost in the building. "I have every right to call the police," the unnamed student said as she filmed Siyonbola in the most recent. . .
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Swiss Pharmaceutical Giant Admits $1 Million in Cohen Payments–Mueller Is Scrutinizing Them
Kerry Eleveld, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-05-09
This story keeps getting worse for the president's embattled fixer. | A Swiss pharmaceutical company admitted to paying more than $1 million to Michael Cohen's company, Essential Consultants LLC, in a statement released Wednesday. The one-year contract extended from March 2017 to February 2018–payments special counsel Robert Mueller has been looking into. From the Novartis statement: With the recent change in administration, Novartis believed that Michael Cohen could advise the company as to how the Trump administration might approach certain US healthcare policy matters, including the Affordable Care Act. After the initial meeting in March 2017, Novartis said it quickly "determined that Michael Cohen and Essential Consultants would be unable to provide the services that Novartis had anticipated related to US healthcare policy matters" and decided not to further engage with him. But they said they were already locked into a. . .
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Police Were Called on Black Filmmakers Leaving Airbnb–Apparently Just Because They Were Black
Kelly Macias, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-05-09
A neighbor called after the renters didn't respond to her wave. | The last few weeks have proven that black people can't do anything while black without scaring or provoking the ire of some very fragile white people. We can't get coffee, we can't golf, and we most certainly can't rent from Airbnb and ignore white people we don't know. Failing to wave at an elderly white woman in a residential neighborhood became the most recent reason that the police were called on three black women who were simply leaving their Airbnb rental in Rialto, California. The San Bernadino Sun explains what happened: Officers were dispatched to a call of a possible residential burglary in progress at 12: 36 p. m. April 30 at a home in the 2600 block of West Loma Vista Drive in Rialto. The caller told police. . .
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Why Was a Whistleblower Advocate for US Spies Fired for Talking to Congress?
Kevin Gosztola | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-09
A key United States intelligence whistleblower advocate, who worked in the Office of the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community (IG IC), was fired from his job by an ad-hoc board that was supported by no policy. One of the board members also had a substantial conflict of interest with the advocate. | April Stephenson, who was the acting inspector general for the Energy Department, was part of an executive review board that met in the IC IG's office on January 12. The board fired Dan Meyer, the head of the Whistleblower and Source Protection Program for the office, after he allegedly committed two "security infractions," including engaging in a "secret dialogue" with Congress. (Meyer learned of his removal in March.) | There is no directive that permits an ad-hoc board to be convened to fire an IG employee. | On October…

Why Was a Whistleblower Advocate for US Spies Fired for Talking to Congress?

Thin Red Line: Flirting v Harassment
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-09
The New Yorker just dropped the dime on NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, reporting that four women have accused him of sexual and physical abuse. Two of the women, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, publicly accused the prominent "progressive" of repeatedly hitting them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent.
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The UK's Windrush Immigrant Scandal
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-09
Prime Minister May's most recently disclosed piece of skullduggery was her policy while Home Secretary (i.e. interior minister) in 2014 of creating a "hostile environment" for illegal immigrants, while at the same time introducing targets for reducing immigration. | Ensnared in this heartless policy is the so-called "Windrush generation". The steamer Windrush arrived in London in 1948, bringing several hundred workers and their families from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and other islands, as a response to the UK's post-war labour shortages.
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Tourism's Climate Footprint Soars
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-09
Previous estimates of tourism's climate footprint have fallen far below the mark. Between 2009 and 2013 it increased four times more than earlier estimated, according to a comprehensive new study. | By 2013 the worldwide tourism industry was spilling an estimated 4.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and contributing about 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. World tourism is now growing faster than international trade. | Scientists from Australia, Taiwan and Indonesia who explored the link between leisure and global warming report in the journal Nature Climate Change how they calculated the carbon footprint of the tourism business, in what must be one of the most complex studies of the global holiday sector ever undertaken. | "Our analysis is a world-first look at the true cost of tourism — including consumables such as food from eating out and souvenirs…
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No, Iran and Hezbollah Haven't Taken Over Lebanon
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-09
Given all the talk of Donald Trump pulling out of the Iran deal in part because of Tehran's supposed regional dominance, Lebanese election results will probably be entangled with this policy. | The post No, Iran and Hezbollah Haven't Taken Over Lebanon appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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We Can Solve the Housing Crisis–But We Need to Erase Some Traditional Boundaries
Chris Winters, YES! Magazine | alternet.org | 2018-05-09
It's time for a new American dream. | For Julia Rosenblatt, the solution to affordable housing was to move in with friends and family–more than 10 people under one roof. Rosenblatt, a co-founder of the HartBeat Ensemble theater group in Hartford, Connecticut, had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances in local activist communities. The year was 2003, the United States had launched a war in Iraq, and the post-9/11 environment was making her think differently about what kind of life she was going to have for herself and her family. An initial group of about 20 people liked the idea of creating an intentional community: living together with a shared set of goals and values to have a life that would be more meaningful, less harmful to other communities and the environment–and more affordable. In 2008, six people moved into one house. The. . .
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Israel Will Assassinate Syria's Assad if He Allows Iran to Operate in Syria? Israeli Minister of Energy
The New Arab | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
Featured image: Yuval Steinitz | Israel will assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if he continues to allow close ally Iran to operate in Syria, the Israeli energy minister has warned. | Yuval Steinitz made the warning to Israeli news website Ynet on …
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France is at War With Macron, Not Syria
Aidan O'Brien | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-09
I walked across Paris the week after France bombed Syria. It was a city at war but it felt like a city on holiday. It was a colonial war hence the festive feeling, I guess. | The locals tanned themselves in the parks, cafés and bistros that define this bastion of civilization – while the tourists packed the museums. The Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo bewitched everyone. And the aperitif on the sidewalk tasted like sex. It was bourgeois Paris at its best.
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U.S. Secret Military Operation in Yemen: A Perfect War Crime!
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-09
After the tragedy of 9/11, the question of the U.S. military response to win the "War on Terror" in the Middle East and beyond was publicly discussed and justified by the elite in Washington. After the occupation of Afghanistan in …
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Trump threatens credentials of 'fake news' networks over negative coverage
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-09
US President Donald Trump threatened news networks with having their credentials revoked on Wednesday morning, as he took to Twitter to complain about negative coverage of his administration. …
www.rt.com/usa/426266-trump-thre…

Azealia Banks vows 'never' to return to Israel after 'racist' treatment in Tel Aviv
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-09
American rapper Azealia Banks has tweeted out a lengthy list of her grievances with Israeli people after she says she was racially and sexually harassed on a trip to Tel Aviv. …
www.rt.com/usa/426293-azealia-ba…

Mattis vows US will continue working with allies on Iran, but will they want to cooperate?
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-09
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis says the US intends to continue working with its allies to prevent Tehran from gaining nuclear weapons. However, he might not find allies that are willing to help. …
www.rt.com/usa/426289-mattis-wor…

Democrats in a New York County Refuse to Pledge Loyalty to Candidates Just Because Party Endorses Them
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2018-05-09
Progressives on the Chemung County Democratic Committee viewed the proposed loyalty oath as an attempt by establishment Democrats to silence dissent. | The post Democrats in a New York County Refuse to Pledge Loyalty to Candidates Just Because Party Endorses Them appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/05/09/new-…

Time to Seek Hard Commitments on Uzbekistan's Human Rights Record
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-09
Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York, U.S., September 19, 2017. | © 2017 Reuters | In his first year in power, Uzbekistan's new President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has inspired some hope the Central Asian country can turn a page from the dark legacy of President Islam Karimov, whose long rule was marred by terrible human rights abuses. | Today at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN members will have a chance to assess Uzbekistan's progress on human rights and recommend concrete improvements, as part of the Universal Periodic Review process. | Today's hearing takes place just days before May 13, the 13th anniversary of the Andijan massacre, when hundreds of peaceful protesters were killed by security forces in the…
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Pompeo returning with 3 US prisoners from North Korea – Trump
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-09
US President Donald Trump tweeted that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is returning from the Korean Peninsula with three freed political prisoners. Trump also said that the date for his meeting with Kim Jong-un has been set. …
www.rt.com/usa/426255-pompeo-nor…

Uber and the US Army team up to make flying cars
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-09
The US Army and ridesharing company Uber have signed an agreement to develop technology that could be used for flying cars — or military aircraft. …
www.rt.com/usa/426216-uber-army-…

Plainclothes NYPD Cops Are Involved in a Staggering Number of Killings
George Joseph | theintercept.com | 2018-05-09
At around 4: 41 p.m. on April 4, Saheed Vassell was shot and killed on the southwest corner of Utica Avenue and Montgomery Street, in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The first police officers on the scene — and the ones who appeared to fire the first shots — were three members of an anti-crime unit dressed in plainclothes and one uniformed officer from another unit. Responding to 911 calls about a man with a gun, they had arrived in a black Chevrolet Impala. | Footage from the moments after the shooting, initially obtained by the Village Voice, shows that at least nine plainclothes officers were on the scene. Several of the plainclothes cops were taking aggressive action to clear the area of onlookers. One of the officers in the video is wearing a hat emblazoned with a…
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Former CIA analyst dragged from Haspel hearing by Capitol Police after anti-torture protest
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-09
Former CIA analyst and anti-war activist Ray McGovern was forcibly removed from the US Senate hearing where Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee for CIA director, was answering questions about her record on torture. …
www.rt.com/usa/426282-mcgovern-p…

'Israel lobby calling the shots in Trump's rollback policy on Iran' — Max Blumenthal
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-09
President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is a result of a lobbying effort by American Jewish billionaires and recycled, cooked-up intelligence touted by the Israeli PM, journalist Max Blumenthal told RT. …
www.rt.com/usa/426213-iran-deal-…

Colombian Human Rights Defenders Need Protection
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-05-09
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Victory is 'only prize I want': Trump laughs off Nobel question (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-09
US President Donald Trump played Mr. Modesty, laughing off a question about getting the Nobel Peace Prize and saying that while "everyone thinks" he deserves one, he's only interested in negotiating a nuclear-free Korea. …
www.rt.com/usa/426295-trump-nobe…

Soros spends big on leftist candidate in San Diego district attorney elections
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-09
Billionaire liberal financier George Soros has spent $1.5 million supporting a leftist candidate in San Diego's district attorney race, as part of an ongoing campaign to reshape the US justice system in his progressive image. …
www.rt.com/usa/426210-soros-medd…

More Americans now believe Russia investigation is 'politically motivated' — poll
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-09
A majority of Americans now say that the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election is politically motivated, according to a new poll. …
www.rt.com/usa/426212-russia-inv…

This New Tool Helps You Turn Off Facebook's Surveillance and Reclaim Some Privacy
David Dayen | theintercept.com | 2018-05-09
An activist group made a how-to guide to opt out of as much Facebook ad targeting and surveillance as possible. But it's still a pain. | The post This New Tool Helps You Turn Off Facebook's Surveillance and Reclaim Some Privacy appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/05/09/its-…

You Can't Handle the Truth About Facebook Ads, New Harvard Study Shows
Sam Biddle | theintercept.com | 2018-05-09
When you tell people you've been tracking them across the internet, they freak out and avoid buying your product, research at the Harvard Business School found. | The post You Can't Handle the Truth About Facebook Ads, New Harvard Study Shows appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/05/09/face…

UN is 'abusive' and 'bullying' Israel — Haley
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-09
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says she "just started yelling at everybody" when she saw how UN members were constantly "bullying" Israel for things like its settlement push into Palestine and crackdown on Gaza protesters. …
www.rt.com/usa/426211-haley-un-b…

Hawaii volcano: NASA pictures reveal massive gas plumes and growing fissures (PHOTOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-09
NASA has released satellite images showing massive sulfur dioxide plumes released by Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, which has triggered a fresh evacuation order after erupting for five days straight. …
www.rt.com/usa/426215-nasa-satel…

ASEAN Lawmakers Decry Indonesia's 'Rising Tide of Intolerance'
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-09
Muslim protesters hold an anti-LGBT rally outside a mosque in the provincial capital Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia on February 2, 2018. | © 2018 Antara Foto / Irwansyah Putra | The Indonesian government's failure to address growing intolerance for religious minorities and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community has drawn renewed criticism from Southeast Asian lawmakers. | The ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR), a nongovernmental grouping of current and former elected representatives from Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries, warned this week that a "rising tide of intolerance" against those vulnerable minorities "threatens Indonesia's democratic success." The organization called on the Indonesian government "to put human rights at the center of efforts to address religious hatred and vigilantism." | The APHR's criticism comes at a time…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/05/09/asea…

Man proposes to girlfriend during Immortal Regiment march in NY, RT talks to couple (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-09
Thousands took part in the Immortal Regiment march in New York to honor the Soviet war heroes who defeated the Nazis. One man took the opportunity to propose to his girlfriend, who feels as strongly about the event as he does. …
www.rt.com/usa/426224-immortal-r…

Don't Forget Michelle Wolf's Important Message About Journalism and Truth
Teodrose Fikre | truthdig.com | 2018-05-09
What you are about to read may seem counterintuitive. In fact, you might even wonder why I'm bringing up what could be considered old news. Surely, I should be writing about the latest Donald Trump outrage or the newest Kanye fiasco instead of focusing on what happened at the White House Correspondents' dinner on April 28. | However, mainstream media's incessant need to manufacture sensationalism and their occupation with yellow journalism necessitates a revisit of Michelle Wolf's thesis that she nailed at the door of corporate media. There is a reason pundits and news personalities took to social media to protest and howl at Wolf's performance. Their anger had nothing to do with her jokes and everything do with her devastating criticism of the media-politico complex. | The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald tweeted that cable hosts are rated not…
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New Philippine Prison Chief Threatens Killings of Jailed 'Drug Lords'
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-09
Ronald Dela Rosa talks to President Rodrigo Duterte at the Malacanang presidential palace in metro Manila, Philippines, January 19, 2017. | © 2017 Romeo Ranoco/Reuters | The Philippines' new Bureau of Corrections Director Ronald Dela Rosa has a killer attitude toward his new job. | Literally. | Dela Rosa, who retired last month as director general of the Philippine National Police, exhorted prison guards this week at Manila's New Bilibid Prison to summarily execute imprisoned "drug lords." | "You're afraid of drug lords? If they can kill you, you can also kill them because they're in prison. You're afraid of dying? I hate cowards," Dela Rosa told guards according to press accounts. | Dela Rosa's comments were no surprise. As police chief, he deployed the forces that have waged President Rodrigo Duterte's…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/05/09/new-…

'Mistake of historic proportions': Trump takes heat from Dems & Republicans for quitting Iran deal
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-09
President Donald Trump has come under fire from both his political opponents and fellow Republicans for pulling the US out of the Iran nuclear deal, with lawmakers arguing the move will embolden Iran and make the US less secure. …
www.rt.com/usa/426217-trump-iran…

Just Following Orders
Intercepted | theintercept.com | 2018-05-09
Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. | Donald Trump loves Gina Haspel, particularly because of her role in torture. This week on Intercepted: As a bipartisan gaggle of spies and politicians lobby for Haspel to become CIA director, we look at how after World War II, the U.S. and its allies prosecuted Japanese soldiers for waterboarding American POWs. Journalist Matt Taibbi talks about Trump, Russia, Putin, Stormy Daniels, and the liberal embrace of authoritarianism. Sarah Jaffe reports on the teachers strikes across the U.S., the fight for unions, and the rebellion of low wage workers. Former Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns executive Nomi Prins talks about central banks, the Federal Reserve, and economic neoliberalism. Plus, Melania Trump launches a campaign to educate her husband. | Transcript coming soon. | The post Just Following Orders appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/05/09/just…

No torture? Haspel pledges no reintroduction of post-9/11 interrogation program
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-09
Gina Haspel, US President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next CIA director, says that the intelligence agency will not restart a detention and interrogation program under her watch. …
www.rt.com/usa/426262-gina-haspe…

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