2018-06-02: Social Media Postees

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Noam Chomsky: Building Spaces of Resistance
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-06-02

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China's Trade Plan May Cause Lasting Harm
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-02
Possibly the most ambitious and far-reaching development scheme ever launched, China's trade plan, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), may pose an unacceptable risk to the environment, scientists say. | Launched in 2013, the BRI plans a huge expansion of trade routes linking Asia, Africa and Europe, involving China itself and 64 other countries, and affecting about two thirds of the world's people and one third of its economy. There will be new ports on the Pacific and Indian Ocean coasts, new roads, and a rail network linking China to north-west Europe. | But an international group of scientists, writing in the journal Nature Sustainability, expresses serious doubts about the possibility of completing the scheme without causing permanent environmental damage. | Economy vs. Environment | The scientists write: "Economic development aspirations under the BRI may clash with environmental sustainability goals, given…
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Remembering To Forget: The Myth Of The "Indian Style" Of Persian Poetry
Ajam Media Collective | iranian.com | 2018-06-02
The early twentieth-century invention of sabk or style as a way to periodize the Persian language has been one of the most consequential and enduring trends of Persian literary history. The study of style has posited the simplistic notion that Persian literary production may be periodized into four self-contained and regionally-identified entities: the Khorasani, 'Eraqi (Iraqi), Hendi (Indian), and Bazgasht (Return) styles. Since the […] | The post Remembering To Forget: The Myth Of The "Indian Style" Of Persian Poetry appeared first on The Iranian.
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Man Sent Back to Prison After Receiving Commutation
Emily Wells | truthdig.com | 2018-06-02
Such celebrities and influencers as Kim Kardashian West and Chelsea Clinton are tweeting about the strange case of a Nashville man who, although he committed no new crime, has been returned to prison after being released under a presidential commutation. | Matthew Charles served more than 20 years before being released early under President Obama's commutations for drug offenders. Now, after Donald Cochran, a U.S. attorney for Tennessee, successfully appealed for a reversal of his release, Charles is back behind bars to complete his original sentence. | According to the website Heavy, Charles, 51, served 21 years of his original 35-year sentence for dealing crack cocaine before being released in 2016. His early release was related to a change in the penalties for dealing the drug. Before this change, convictions related to the possession of one gram of cocaine were the same…
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Amid New Threat Of War, Former Mossad Chief Admits Israel Had 2011 Plan To Attack Iran
Andrea Germanos | iranian.com | 2018-06-02
As critics warn that President Donald Trump has dramatically intensified the threat of war with Iran, the former head of Israel's spy agency disclosed in a television interview on Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did, in fact, order the military to prepare a preemptive an attack on Iran back in 2011. The interview with […] | The post Amid New Threat Of War, Former Mossad Chief Admits Israel Had 2011 Plan To Attack Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
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US And Iran Face Off In Former Extremist-Held Iraqi Town
Mustafa Habib | iranian.com | 2018-06-02
Locals in Al Qaim, Anbar, worry that the current stable security situation can't last. It's being upheld by US troops and Iran-allied militias, whose antipathy toward one another is becoming more overt all the time. The people of Al Qaim, a town in the far west of Anbar province, near the border with Syria, is […] | The post US And Iran Face Off In Former Extremist-Held Iraqi Town appeared first on The Iranian.
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Australian government vows to pass "foreign interference" bills
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-02
Thousands of people could be forced to list themselves on a register because they communicate with "foreign" individuals or groups.
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Government report shows sharp rise in US teen deaths
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-02
The new statistics on deaths among US children and teens expose the social crisis confronting America's youth in the form of gun violence, suicide, the opioid crisis, poverty and war.
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Tunisia: Truth and Dignity Commission Must Be Kept Alive
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-06-02
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Google says it will not renew Project Maven–but collaboration with Pentagon will continue
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-02
The decision is a response to widespread opposition among employees and the public to Google's role in the illegal US drone murder program.
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Douglas Fears named Trump's homeland security adviser, taking seat vacant since Bolton's ascent
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-02
Rear Admiral Douglas Fears has been named the new homeland security and counterterrorism adviser to the US president, filling the seat left vacant since his predecessor resigned shortly after John Bolton's appointment. …
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Germany: IG Metall union and works councils agree to job and wage cuts at Opel
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-02
The union and works councils have signed up to almost every demand of PSA boss Carlos Tavares and Opel chief Michael Lohscheller.
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Extreme right takes power in Italy
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-02
The new Italian government sworn in yesterday in Rome is the most right-wing since the fall of the fascist Duce Benito Mussolini in 1945.
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Rank-and-file Lake Orion workers organize opposition to GM-UAW deal to hire low wage subcontract labor
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-02
Anger is simmering in the plant following the revelation that the UAW signed a secret memorandum, without a vote by workers, to replace veteran workers with low-wage subcontractors.
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Far right promotes UK fascist Tommy Robinson as free-speech "martyr"
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-02
Robinson's media stunt is an attempt on his part to stake a leading role in an ongoing recruitment of Britain's far-right.
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The campaign against comedian Samantha Bee over her comments on Ivanka Trump
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-02
The attack on Bee comes only days after Roseanne Barr's television series was cancelled after the actress posted a racist tweet.
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Spain's Popular Party government falls after no-confidence vote
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-02
The pseudo-left Podemos played the key role in bringing to office a government committed to sweeping austerity measures directed against the working class.
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Union blocks strike by 50,000 Las Vegas casino workers
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-02
Union leaders have made clear that the tentative contract does not include significant improvements to wages and working conditions.
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Backlash against US over tariffs
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-02
The European Union is pushing ahead with counter-measures against the US. It is expected to announce its final list of products to be targeted later this month.
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Over 100 killed in Bangladesh "anti-drug" crackdown
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-02
Hundreds of police and Rapid Action Battalion personnel are being mobilised against slum dwellers.
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Pentagon will 'compete vigorously' with Beijing in South China Sea — Mattis
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-02
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has claimed that since Beijing's South China Sea policy contradicts Washington's strategy of "openness," the US will have to "compete vigorously" wherever cooperation is impossible. …
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At least eight dead after shooters fire on mass Mother's Day demonstration in Nicaragua
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-02
The violent crackdown on what was likely the largest single demonstration since 1979 is a growing sign of escalation.
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1968: The general strike and the student revolt in France
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-02
Fifty years ago, in May-June 1968, a general strike brought France to the brink of proletarian revolution. This eight-part series describes the events and draws the political lessons for today.
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Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-02
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
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Burying the One-State Solution in Palestine/Israel
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2018-06-01
The one-state solution is the idea of bringing justice and peace to Palestine/Israel by having all inhabitants of historic Palestine–the land that includes Israel, the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza–living in one, binational country, where everyone has equal rights and political matters are settled on the basis of one person, one vote. This arrangement differs from the two-state solution, which would partition historic Palestine into two states divided along ethno-religious lines, and contrasts with present conditions, in which Palestinians live as second-class citizens inside Israel, and under Israeli occupation in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza–the last of which is subject to a merciless siege. | The one-state option is gaining traction, but media coverage consistently suggests that the only possible scenarios for Palestine/Israel are either the two-state solution or the continued regime of Israeli occupation, colonization…
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Palestine and the World Community: What's Next?
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
It is just two weeks since U.S. President Donald Trump defied nearly the entire international community, and his own military advisors, and moved the U.S. embassy in Apartheid Israel to Jerusalem. Israel celebrated this event by killing 60 unarmed, peaceful Palestinians who were participating in a demonstration to demand their internationally-guaranteed right of return. These…
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The Segregated Media Says It's All Roseanne's Fault
Ishmael Reed | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
Beginning in 1968 and until 2005, I held classes in Literature and writing at the University of California at Berkeley. Once in a while, I ran into a student who tried to get a rise out of me by writing a racist story or making a racist comment. I'd instruct the class that they could…
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Syrian Students: We pray the "Mother" of our Revolution is Scylla
Franklin Lamb | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
Damascus University Were one to credit the notion that Bashar Assad, Ali Khamenei, Hassan Nasrallah, some Gulf countries, Israel, the USA and several countries in the West, among others, are Stepmothers of ISIS and coddled them to varying degrees since the March 2011 Syrian Revolution–Well, who's the Mother? Spending a spring afternoon with a group…
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A Decolonized Praxis: an Outsider's Rudimentary Deconstruction of Black Civilization
Katalina Khoury | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
I am an anthropologist in that I have been trained in and study, in both university and professional work settings, the science of qualitative variables. This entails conducting interviews, participant-observation, focus groups, archival and literature-based research, surveys, and other anthropological research methods in a reasonably objective manner. I come to the topic that is the…
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Professor Targeted by Right Wingers for Teaching Course on 'White Racism&#039
Chauncey DeVega, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-06-01
Ted Thornhill taught a class on the history of racism — and was attacked by racists: "I didn't cede any ground" | The 2017 academic year has just ended at most colleges and universities. The students who have graduated are planning their next steps. Other students are working to pay for next year's tuition bill. Lucky students are able to vacation and enjoy a few months of rest before the pressures of life become too heavy again. College professors and other instructors are taking the time to do the writing and research that most have to put aside during the school year to attend to the demands of teaching and navigating the bureaucracy that comes with a career in higher education. Like many students, those underpaid college instructors who do not have year-long contracts and are employed on an "as needed" contingent basis,. . .
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A Black Life in America Is Worth Less Than Five Dollars
Abby Zimet | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-01
When Hill heard the cops knock, he opened the garage door, saw them, and began closing it again, at which point deputy Christopher Newman shot him three times. | The post A Black Life in America Is Worth Less Than Five Dollars appeared first on MintPress News.

A Black Life in America Is Worth Less Than Five Dollars

Who Is Kim Yong-chol?
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
General Kim Yong-chol is arriving in New York to discuss North Korea's denuclearization with top US officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo whom Kim has met twice. The meetings promise to be difficult because Kim has a reputation as a tough negotiator who is very familiar with intelligence and weapons issues. Kim may also…
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As Civil Rights Cases Are Dismissed, National Groups Take on DeVos
Julia Conley | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-01
Weeks after civil rights advocates began receiving notifications from the Department of Education that their cases regarding discrimination in schools were being dismissed, three national groups filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing that the department's new complaint guidelines are undermining its own obligation to investigate civil rights violations. | "You don't have be an attorney to know these revisions are unlawful," Marcie Lipsitt, a disability rights advocate, told Education Week. "They go against the [Office for Civil Rights'] mission statement. "These provisions strip every American of their civil rights and their ability to file civil rights complaints. And the beauty of civil rights complaints has been that everyone has been able to file one." | Claiming that civil rights complaints can place an "unreasonable burden" on its Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as revised the department's procedures. The…

As Civil Rights Cases Are Dismissed, National Groups Take on DeVos

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Explains Why You Should Be Nervous About Trump's Negotiations with North Korea
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-01
"He's the top-ranked spy in the North Korean government. " | President Donald Trump met with an emissary for the North Korean regime on Friday for what appeared to be a cordial meeting and a move toward warmer relations between the two countries. But as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained, there's plenty of reason to be nervous about Trump's diplomatic efforts with the North Koreans. Maddow pointed out that the unassuming envoy Trump met with was actually General Kim Yong Chol, who is "the top-ranked spy in the North Korean government and has been for a very long time. He headed military intelligence for the past seven years, and he built the world's most elite hacking and cyber-espionage service from scratch — in a country where no one even has the internet. Oh, and on top of that, there's all the killing. "This is the. . .
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Professional Societies: Corporate Service, or Public Services for You!
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
They call themselves non-profit professional societies, but they often act as enabling trade associations for the companies and businesspeople who fund them. At their worst, they serve their paymasters and remain in the shadows, avoiding publicity and visibility. When guided by their better angels, professional societies can be authoritative tribunes for a more healthy and…
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The Rise of Resistance and Resilience to Tear Gas
Anna Feigenbaum | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-01
Tear gas must be considered in its material form — as an object designed to torment people, to break their spirits, to cause physical and psychological damage. Tear gas is a weapon that polices the atmosphere and pollutes the very air we breathe. | The post The Rise of Resistance and Resilience to Tear Gas appeared first on MintPress News.

The Rise of Resistance and Resilience to Tear Gas

How Life-Affirming Tales of Modest Multi-Millionaires can Reinforce a Troubling Message
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
Sylvia Bloom died in 2016, an unknown 96-year-old. Now the world knows all about her. The New York Times recently profiled the remarkable fortune Sylvia Bloom quietly accumulated over the course of her 67-year career as a legal secretary. That fortune totaled over $9 million. And Bloom has now left the bulk of that wealth, the Times reveals, to help children…
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Protests in 30 cities slam Trump cruelty at the border
John Wojcik, Earchiel Johnson | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-01
CHICAGO — Protesters in at least 30 cities and towns turned out June 1 to decry President Trump's policy of literally tearing babies and children from their parents at the U.S. border. The demonstrations were called by a coalition of organizations including the National Domestic Workers Alliance, We Belong Together and the American Civil Liberties …

Protests in 30 cities slam Trump cruelty at the border

The Sinister Choreography of the MH17 Probe to Smear Russia
Finian Cunningham | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-01
The Dutch-led probe into the 2014 Malaysian airliner disaster has the hallmarks of a psychological operation to frame-up Russia and to justify further sanctions and aggression from the NATO powers. | The so-called Joint Investigation Team (JIT) released an update last Thursday on its ongoing probe into the MH17 air disaster over Eastern Ukraine, in which all 298 people onboard were killed. The JIT's latest release moves the accusation of culpability closer to Russia, with the team claiming that an anti-aircraft Buk missile, which allegedly shot down the plane, was brought into Ukraine by Russia's 53rd Brigade based in Kursk, southwest Russia. | Then on Friday, the day after the high-profile JIT presentation, a news report compiled by US-based McClatchy News and UK-based self-styled online investigative website Bellingcat was published claiming to have identified a senior Russian military intelligence…

The Sinister Choreography of the MH17 Probe to Smear Russia

When He Was Good: Grappling With Philip Roth
Richard Klin | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
One of my bookshelves is entirely filled with the works of Philip Roth. Although an avid reader of his work, there are a host of other writers whose work I love more. My Roth-heavy bookshelf is indicative of many things: a long and prodigious output, for one. His oeuvre was enormous. Much of it was…
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Damage Done
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
"My own view is that however ferocious the current hour feels, American history tells us that the people, when properly engaged in politics, have always managed to survive even the most divisive of presidents and the most depressing of eras." — Jon Meacham "Civilization is the agreement, slowly arrived at, to let the abyss alone."
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Sanctioning Venezuela: Pain For Pain's Sake?
James Munson | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
As heartbreaking as it is for Americans to think one country might (might) meddle in another's affairs, we've been meddling in Venezuela's. The US wants regime change, and has since Hugo Chavez put most Venezuelans, the poor ones, on radar. But on what grounds? Anarchy? Tyranny? Corruption? To read and believe the hype, Maduro has…
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Muscogee Nations could own half of Oklahoma
Mark Maxey | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-01
Half the state of Oklahoma may revert back to the 1866 Treaty Muscogee Creek boundaries due to a congressional oversight. The Supreme Court of the United States last week announced they would hear the case this fall in Royal vs. Murphy. Justice Neil Gorsuch is recused from the case, because he participated in earlier proceedings …

Muscogee Nations could own half of Oklahoma

Badge of Impunity
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
What does it take to awaken a somnambulant media these days? Getting shot in the back 8 times by trigger-happy cops while standing in your grandmother's backyard while holding a cell phone? That was the fate of young Stephon Clark on the night of March 18 in the Meadowview neighborhood of Sacramento, whose ghastly murder…
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Spain's New Leader Takes Aim at Corruption, Austerity
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-01
MADRID — Prime Minister-elect Pedro Sanchez vowed Friday to root out the corruption that helped bring down Spain's outgoing conservative government and pledged to help people affected by years of public spending cuts under his predecessor, Mariano Rajoy. | Minutes after narrowly winning a no-confidence vote in parliament, the Socialist party leader signaled a change in tone and priorities from Rajoy's unbending commitment to reducing the national debt during his more than six years as prime minister. | Sanchez, the 46-year-old head of what has been Spain's main opposition party, has never held a government post. | He said he would address what he called the "social emergencies" of Spaniards after years of government austerity. | "I'm aware of the responsibility and the complex political moment of our country," Sanchez said in brief comments to reporters after the 180-169 vote in the Congress…
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Raising Consciousness with Reggae and Rastafari: an Interview with Raging Fyah
Stephen Cooper | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
Raging Fyah performs at the Ninth Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival in Monterey, California. Photo: Stephen Cooper If Las Vegas were taking bets on which band will drop an album the world will soon be talking about — and singing, skanking, and otherwise shaking their booty to — an album that will quickly…
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Trump's Korean Shell Game
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
Conmen always keep up a patter. While they're extracting the wallet from your pocket, they maintain a nonstop monologue so that you focus on their mouth and not what they're doing with their hands. Beware the voluble stranger. Donald Trump has always been a talker. Even before he discovered Twitter, Trump was constantly bending people's…
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Badass Tragedy
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
The hallmark of any great country song is tragedy. In other words, when a calamity (or series of calamities) leads to the downfall of one or more of the song's protagonists. Usually, the tragedy is presented as a series of events out of the singer's control. In large part, the lack of control is related…
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Racism on the pitch: Jerusalem soccer team wants 'Trump' in its name
Tamir Sorek | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-01
In a nod of appreciation to Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, the Israeli soccer club Beitar Jerusalem announced that it would like to change its name to Beitar "Trump" Jerusalem. The willingness of a major sports team to openly embrace a polarizing politician might come as a surprise to American sports fans. In the …

Racism on the pitch: Jerusalem soccer team wants ‘Trump’ in its name

The View Tears Into 'Unconscious Racist' Trump: 'He Doesn't Care About African Americans in This Country&#039
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-01
Donald Trump has spoken out against Samantha Bee. Where's the condemnation for Roseanne Barr? | "The View" on Friday tore into Donald Trump for condemning comedian Samantha Bee while offering support to ardent supporter Roseanne Barr, with co-host Sunny Hostin declaring the president "doesn't care about African Americans in this country. ""Yet another comedian is in the crosshairs right now," Joy Behar said, detailing the latest developments in the Bee saga. As a refresher: On Wednesday night's "Full Frontal," Bee called first daughter and apparent White House adviser Ivanka Trump a "feckless c*nt" for failing to use her stature with the president to help immigrant families. Thursday, following intense backlash, Bee and TBS–the company that airs "Full Frontal"– apologized for the remark. But Trump, who Behar noted has "yet to condemn Roseanne [Barr]" for her blatantly racist Twitter post, on Friday tweeted that TBS. . .
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The U.S. Government Has Spent More Than 4 Times the Cost of Mueller's Investigation to Let Trump Play Golf
Mark Sumner, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-06-01
Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation has cost an estimated $16. 7 million its first year. Trump's golf outings have cost $67 million. | The Justice Department has released a reporting showing the cost of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into foreign entanglements of the Trump campaign. Through just over a year, the total comes in at $16. 7 million. Naturally, this resulted in a morning tweet from Donald Trump. Trump had previously pegged the cost of the investigation at $20 million, an exaggeration modest enough that he likely had someone at the DOJ check the books for him. And while Trump may be wishing he had that cash so he could grab some Florida real estate for a Russian oligarch, the cost of the ongoing investigation does seem . . . perfectly reasonable. Compared to the estimated $67 million the government has providing Trump with. . .
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Joanne Doroshow on Forced Arbitration Ruling, Julio López Varona on Puerto Rico's Predators
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2018-06-01
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Venezuela Defies the US Empire Reelecting Maduro
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
The Venezuelan people reelected Nicolás Maduro for a second presidential term on May 20. A US-backed political tide of reaction had been bucked, which had swept away previously left-leaning Latin American governments — often by extra-parliamentary means — in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Honduras, and even Ecuador. The US and the rightwing opposition in Venezuela…
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The Challenge of a Trump Era: What's Coming Next?
Roy Morrison | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
How do we move on from the soul killing and depressing depths of a Trump era? Undoubtedly, the wanton excesses of the political, economic, moral, and social carnage of a Trump presidency is leading to countervailing and healing responses. Now's not the time for half measures, or a liberal restoration, but for pursuing new pathways…
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Ex-Chemical Industry Lawyer to Head EPA Task Force
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-01
Steven Cook is named to the Superfund Task Force, which Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt created to revamp the agency's oversight of cleanup at more than 1,300 toxic sites. | The post Ex-Chemical Industry Lawyer to Head EPA Task Force appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Family pow wow: Spirit of my youth
Mark Maxey | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-01
LAWTON, Okla.–Colors of beaded regalia swirled in the rhythm of the sacred drum beating as the singers pray for our people. This past weekend, I attended the Yellowfish Family Pow Wow in this town. Lawton is about one-and-a-half hours southeast of Oklahoma City and home to Fort Sill army base. The family pow wow was …

Family pow wow: Spirit of my youth

Lockheed Martin Opening Jerusalem Preschool for Israelis
Emma Fiala | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-01
JERUSALEM — American aerospace contractor and maker of the F-35 stealth fighter jet, Lockheed Martin, is opening a "one of a kind" science-focused preschool in Jerusalem, with plans to serve Israeli children as young as five, according to a press release from Jerusalem's municipality. | In May of this year, an Israeli military official openly bragged that "Israel was the first regime in the world to have used the U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter jets in attack mode." In December of 2016, Israel received the first two F-35s out of the 50 ordered from the United States. | Lockheed Martin invested over $1 billion in Israel between 2010 and 2017. | The new preschool will belong to a larger Lockheed Martin project in Israel that has already seen schools open in Be'er Sheva and Kiryat Malachi. The Kiryat Menachem neighborhood will…

Lockheed Martin Opening Jerusalem Preschool for Israelis

Eight Things I learned About Palestine While Touring Eight Western Nations
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
On February 20, 2018, I embarked on a global book tour that has, thus far, taken me to eight nations. The main theme of all my talks in various cultural, academic and media platforms was the pressing need to refocus the discussion on Palestine on the struggle, aspirations and history of the Palestinian people. But,…
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Border Patrol Agents Seize 64-Year-Old American's Life Savings — And Won't Return It Despite Not Charging Him With a Crime
Brad Reed, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-06-01
Cleveland resident Rustem Kazazi was strip searched by customs officials at an airport last year. | U. S. Customs and Border Protection agents are being accused of seizing a 64-year-old man's life savings — and then refusing to give it back to him even after they declined to charge him with a crime. The Washington Post reports that Cleveland resident Rustem Kazazi was strip searched by customs officials at an airport last year because officials suspected he was involved in smuggling, drug trafficking or money laundering. As part of the search, officials seized $58,000 in cash that Kazazi was carrying on him — and they still haven't given it back even though they did not uncover enough evidence to charge him with a crime. Kazazi denies that he was involved in any nefarious activity, and he says that he was carrying that much. . .
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Accolades for 'The Americans' series finale
Carole Avalon | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-01

Accolades for 'The Americans' series finale

Waffle House Serves History Scrambled: Arrest of Chikesia Clemons Follows Familiar Recipe
David Underhill | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
Only saturation in Clorox could create somebody whiter than me. By ancestry, upbringing and appearance I'm as standard Euro white as any American can be. Yet there I was–almost the only white face in a packed black church, in a black neighborhood squeezed between the railroad tracks and the swamp and known as the Blackjack,…
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'Cargo': Netflix's Australian zombie film spotlights Aboriginal talent and struggle
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-01
George A. Romero's 1968 movie Night of the Living Dead was seen as one of the first subversive horror films. It used supernatural terror and monsters to challenge the status quo of not only the genre, but the wider society by bringing focus a range of socio-political themes. Night had strong central female leads, an …

'Cargo': Netflix’s Australian zombie film spotlights Aboriginal talent and struggle

From Bernays to Trump, Hooked on Misery
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
The father of modern public relations and spin, Edward Bernays was a cold, cynical manipulator of mass perception. He knew that by shaping people's desires in a certain way, governments and corporations could sell just about any notion to the masses and manipulate them at will. Whether it was whipping up fear about the bogeyman…
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Back in the USSR? No, It's Actually Back in the U.S
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
Yes, readers, it's official, the U.S. is a country with all kinds of hate. I opened the Internet on Memorial Day thinking about my father-in-law, Bill Solomon, who said that he fought in World War II to stop Hitler. He was wounded in battles in North Africa and on D-Day, but never really wanted anything…
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GOP Senate Majority Leader Warns Trump Could Get 'Snookered' by North Korea
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-01
Trump announced that a summit is back on Friday — but members of his party still have concerns. | President Donald Trump is clearly eager to achieve a major deal in negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but a top GOP senator is warning that his eagerness may give Kim the upper hand. If Trump is too quick to deal, the United States could end up giving away the store. "If you fall in love with a deal, and it's too important for you to get it, and the details become less significant, you could get snookered," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Friday. Trump later announced that the summit with Kim scheduled for June 12 in Singapore is back on after he had canceled the meeting last week. McConnell is not the first to warn that Trump may agree too. . .
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A View from the Rubble of Sana'a: What Happens When an Airstrike Hits Your Street
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-01
Ignored by the Western media and unseen by the rest of the world, the Saudis abide by few rules of war, in their attempt to ethnically cleanse this nation of 27 million people, and clear a path for Western powers to seize control of its mineral resources and its gateway ports. | The post A View from the Rubble of Sana'a: What Happens When an Airstrike Hits Your Street appeared first on MintPress News.

A View from the Rubble of Sana’a: What Happens When an Airstrike Hits Your Street

As Hundreds of Civil Rights Cases Are Dismissed by Education Department, National Groups Take on DeVos
Lauren Walker | truthout.org | 2018-06-01
Help Truthout supply a counterpoint to the dangerous rhetoric and misinformation spewing forth from Washington, DC. It takes less than thirty seconds to contribute via card or PayPal: Just click here! Weeks after civil rights advocates began receiving notifications from the Department of Education that their cases regarding discrimination in schools were being dismissed, three … Continued | The post As Hundreds of Civil Rights Cases Are Dismissed by Education Department, National Groups Take on DeVos appeared first on Truthout.
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Who Would Lose in a Trade War
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-01
Cheesemakers in Wisconsin, farmers in the Great Plains, distillers in Kentucky and employees of such iconic American brands as Harley-Davidson and Levi Strauss are all standing in the line of fire. | The post Who Would Lose in a Trade War appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Smokescreens Fuel the Art World
John Dassieu | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
In the artworld of today, the more an artist is outspoken about what he is failing to observe right in front of his bright nose, the more his mouth seems great, the more he is considered a brilliant and valuable artist. But a true artist doesn't need to exist through endless immature rhetoric that resonates…
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Can Lawsuits Slow the Tide of a Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory? Seth Rich's Family Wants to find Out
Amanda Marcotte, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-06-01
As right-wing conspiracy theories metastasize, is there a legal way to limit the damage to people's lives? | In the era of Donald Trump, conspiracy theories aren't just getting more prominent and more numerous. They're also becoming more personal. One of the hallmarks of the modern era of social media-fueled, right-wing paranoia is the increasing tendency of conspiracy theorists to target not just politicians and celebrities for their lurid myth-making. Now such concoctions may affect the lives of ordinary people who, in the past, would likely have not had a high enough profile to attract this kind of obsessive rumor-mongering. Now the targets are turning to the courts to fight back. The parents of the Sandy Hook massacre victims are suing Infowars founder Alex Jones for spreading conspiracy theories alleging that they faked their children's deaths. (Perhaps in an effort to shield. . .
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"Pueblo a Pueblo": Building Food Sovereignty in Venezuela
Ricardo Vaz | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
San Agustín is a neighbourhood that starts close to the centre of Caracas and then runs up the hills. With an Afro-Venezuelan majority, it is known for its music, artistic talent and cultural riches, and more recently for the cable car that connects San Agustín to the centre of Caracas. Nevertheless, our visit to San…
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CNN's Anderson Cooper Exposes Trump's Wild Hypocrisy for Calling Out Samantha Bee
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-01
Trump said there was a double standard for the liberal comedian. | CNN's Anderson Cooper on Friday revealed President Donald Trump's complete hypocrisy in his Twitter attack on Samantha Bee on Friday, pointing out that Trump constantly holds himself to a double standard, even while accusing others of doing the same thing. Cooper dubbed it a "double standard standard. "The segment followed a week of controversy in the world of Television, first with Roseanne Barr's racist tweet toward Valerie Jarrett and then with Samantha Bee's use of the word "c*nt" to describe Ivanka Trump. But while Trump failed to condemn Barr, whose show was canceled, he asked on Twitter why Bee hadn't been fired. "You can certainly ask whether it's a double standard that Samantha Bee, a Trump critic, still has a job after what she said while Roseanne Barr, a Trump supporter, was. . .
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Trump's Gag Rule Is an Effort to Undermine Access to Birth Control
Lauren Walker | truthout.org | 2018-06-01
truthout.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/… | https:truthout.org/wp-content/uploads/legacy/d… | In these troubling and surreal times, honest journalism is more important than ever. Help us keep real news flowing: Make a donation to Truthout today. | Janine Jackson: People like to say, "The devil is in the details." For its account of the Trump administration's proposed changes to rules around family planning programs, the New York Times headline " Trump Rule Would Bar Some Abortion Advice at Federally Funded Clinics" suggests details might be where it's at; it's just some advice at some clinics. Even more so, the headline chosen by the Washington Post: "Is It a Gag Rule After All? A Closer Look at Changes to Title X Funding Regarding Abortion." | But what if the devil, as…

The Bully's Pulpit
Paul Edwards | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
Efforts at taxonomy of the creature Trump have failed. Vituperation and execration have exhausted their utility. Define the beast by its behavior. Taking him at his word–absurd, of course–that his actions are intended to make America great again–has to show what that must mean for him. His triumphs, then: to favor obscene wealth in taxation;…
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Billionaires Want Poor Children's Brains to Work Better
Gerald Coles | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
Why are many poor children not learning and succeeding in school? For billionaire Bill Gates, who funded the start-up of the failed Common Core Curriculum Standards, and has been bankrolling the failing charter schools movement, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, it's time to look for another answer, this one at the neurological level. Poor children's malfunctioning brains,…
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Defense Department to Handle Federal Background Checks
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-01
The change aims to fix a security clearance system whose weaknesses were exposed by the case of a Navy contractor who gunned down a dozen people at Washington's Navy Yard in 2013. | The post Defense Department to Handle Federal Background Checks appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Trump Supports Another Racist March
candice | truthout.org | 2018-06-01
Chicago Police have every right to legally protest against the mayor and an administration that just won't let them do their job. The killings are at a record pace and tough police work, which Chicago will not allow, would bring things back to order fast…the killings must stop! | — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2018 | Donald Trump recently tweeted his support for the Chicago police who marched on May 23 in protest outside Chicago's City Hall, saying, "The Chicago Police have every right to legally protest against the mayor and an administration that won't let them do their job." Trump claimed that killings are occurring at a record pace in Chicago, and that "tough police work" would restore order quickly, if only Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel would allow it. In reality, 198 people have been killed in Chicago…
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"What is Going On in My Country?" RFK's Assassination, 50 Years Later
Dana Cook | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
Barely two months after civil rights leader Martin Luther King was murdered in Memphis on April 4, 1968, the New York Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedywas gunned down in a Los Angeles hotel kitchen on the night of June 5, after having won the California primary. George Carlin, Lauren Bacall, Andy Warhol, Sammy…
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Bolton Flunky Fleitz Raises Stakes for Iran
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-06-01
From the Archive: Islamophobe & Bolton pal Fred Fleitz has been named chief of staff for the National Security Council. Fletiz was a danger a decade ago in the Bush administration and is even more so now, recalls Ray McGovern…. Read more ?…
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Democrats are From Hell; Republicans are From Hell's Lowest Circle, and Trump is From Somewhere Else Altogether
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
For nearly three decades, the right has been going after the Clintons — first mainly Bill, then mainly Hillary — for all the wrong reasons. The right reasons are the many ways that the Clintons and those who think like them — that would be most Democrats — are like Republicans.
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U.S. Gun Industry Wants a Bigger Piece of the World's Arms Trade
Sarah Okeson, DC Report | alternet.org | 2018-06-01
The plan would make it easier to sell American-made weapons to foreign governments and terrorists. | At least 41 people have been killed so far this year with guns at our nation's schools, more than three times the number of American military deaths in combat zones, but Trump is working to increase American gun sales overseas. The weapons covered by a proposed rule, which would transfer authority to license U. S. gun manufacturer sales overseas from the State Department to the Commerce Department, include assault-style rifles, high-capacity pistols and armor-piercing sniper rifles. "Sound policy would not make it easier for U. S. gun manufacturers who made the assault weapons used in the mass shootings at Sandy Hook, Pulse nightclub, Las Vegas, and Parkland to sell them to international buyers," said Kristen Rand, legislative director at the Violence Policy Center. The rule. . .
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North Korea Summit Is Back on Track, Trump Says
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-01
"We're going to deal," the president tells reporters after meeting with a top North Korean official who delivered a letter from Kim Jong Un. | The post North Korea Summit Is Back on Track, Trump Says appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Unemployment Falls to 3.8 Percent in May, Wage Growth Remains Modest
Jared | truthout.org | 2018-06-01
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the economy added 223,000 jobs in May. With upward revisions to the data from the prior two months, this brought the three-month average gain to 179,000. The job growth also pushed down the unemployment rate to 3.8 percent, tying a low hit in 2000 (the next previous low is December 1969). | The unemployment rate for Black people fell to 5.9 percent, an all-time low. The drop in unemployment was most notable for Black women 20 years and older, falling 0.4 percentage points to 4.7 percent, and for black teens, with a reported 9.2 percentage point drop to 19.8 percent. Both are record lows. | The other data in the household survey were overwhelmingly positive. While the overall employment-to-population ratio (EPOP) ticked up 0.1 percentage points to 60.4 percent, tying its high for the recovery, the prime-age…
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Long Live the Litigators
Martha Burk | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
Shortly after Donald Trump was awarded the presidency by our perverted and antiquated electoral system, I got desperate calls from some normally non-political family members and friends. They wanted to know what they could do to counter the governing debacle they knew would come. Most asked where they could give money. I had only one…
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CPAC Head Matt Schlapp Says Trump Should Abuse His Pardon Powers to Warn Mueller Against Going 'Too Far&#039
Media Matters Staff, Media Matters for America | alternet.org | 2018-06-01
"If that's the message [Trump] is sending to Mueller, I'm fine with that" | From the June 1 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom: MATT SCHLAPP (CHAIRMAN, AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION): President Trump has sympathy for these well-known, celebrity-like figures who get prosecutorial excess partly because of their fame. They might commit crimes, but the question is did the prosecutors go too far? And I think what we're seeing over and over again is that prosecutors tend to go too far, and I think it could be true with Mueller, and if that's the message he's sending to Mueller, I'm fine with that as well.
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US vs China Housing…and Those Millennials
The Hudson Report | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
The Hudson Report is a new weekly series produced by Left Out with the legendary economist Michael Hudson. Every episode we cover an economic or political issue that is either being ignored–or hotly debated–that week in the press. Paul Sliker: Michael Hudson welcome back to The Hudson Report. Michael Hudson: It's good to be back. I'm just…
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Iran To File Lawsuit Against "ISIS Founder": United States
ZeroHedge.com | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-01
After a US federal judge in New York ordered Iran to pay billions of dollars to the families of victims of the September 11 terror attacks earlier this month in a largely symbolic default judgement, Iran is reportedly prepping to sue Washington for terror attacks carried out against Tehran within the last year. | Iran says the US is responsible for the rise of ISIS, and is therefore indirectly to blame for twin terror attacks that rocked the Iranian parliament building and a popular religious shrine in June 2017, which left 17 civilians dead and 43 wounded, according to Iranian media figures. | "During the presidential campaign, Trump clearly spoke about the performance of his rival, Mrs. Clinton, saying that the US has created the ISIL," Abolfazl Aboutorabi, a member of parliament's judicial commission, announced on Tuesday in comments carried by…

Iran To File Lawsuit Against "ISIS Founder": United States

New York Times Deletes Tweet After Getting Slammed for Ridiculous False Equivalency Between Trump and Obama on Race
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-01
The backlash was swift and biting. | The New York Times posted a tweet to promote a new story comparing the different ways the presidencies of Barack Obama and Donald Trump as they relate to racism in the United States — and the paper quickly regretted it. In the since-deleted tweet, the Times wrote: "Obama offered balm. Trump drops verbal bombs. But both were accused, in a polarized country, of making racial tensions worse. "The blowback was immediate, and the tweet, which linked to this article, was quickly removed. Twitter slammed the paper's egregious false equivalency in the tweet. "Go home you are drunk," was Twitter user Southpaw's response. Others parodied the tweet's equivocation between those who call out Trump's blatant racism and the racists who attacked the country's first black president for making "racial tensions" worse. "Some say the guy who sang. . .
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Spygate's a Big Bust, but Donald Trump Still Hates Jeff Sessions
Lauren Walker | truthout.org | 2018-06-01
The Department of Justice had succumbed to pressure to allow the president's henchmen to see some highly classified information about the FBI's use of a confidential informant in the early stages of the Russia investigation. | The post Spygate's a Big Bust, but Donald Trump Still Hates Jeff Sessions appeared first on Truthout.
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Franking Privileges: Barney and the Jet Set
Geoff Dutton | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
Remember good old Barney Frank, the loudmouth former legislator from Massachusetts' 4th District? (Even after 50 years in the Bay State, he still talks Joisey.) He's gay and proud (having first out himself privately in the late 70s and then publicly in 1987), and still sports a progressive patina that over time has become a…
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Authoritarians, Plutocrats and the Fight for Racial Justice
Roy Eidelson | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
On the campaign trail, Donald J. Trump routinely lashed out at protesters brazen enough to disrupt his choreographed rallies. In Birmingham, Alabama, he shouted, "Get him out of here. Throw him out!" The next day he added, "Maybe he should have been roughed up." In Burlington, Vermont, Trump ordered his security personnel to "Throw them out into the cold…Don't give them their coats. No coats! Confiscate their coats." In Las Vegas, Nevada, he told the crowd, "I'd like to punch him in the face" and reminisced about earlier days when demonstrators would be "carried out on stretchers."
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Trump Peddles False Hope to the Terminally Ill With Right to Try Law
Lauren Walker | truthout.org | 2018-06-01
With the latest revelations about his soured relationship with Attorney General Jeff Sessions dominating cable news and accounts of migrant children ripped from their mothers' arms under "zero-tolerance" immigration policies trickling in from the southern US border, President Donald Trump was eager to sign so-called Right to Try legislation on Wednesday and declare a victory for the White House. | The legislation, championed by free-market groups and ushered through Congress by Republicans with a spattering of Democratic support, gives patients with terminal illnesses the Right to Try experimental medications that have passed initial safety trials but have not been rigorously tested and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Right to Try has plenty of critics in the medical field, but Trump has always been more of a pitchman than a policy wonk during his short…
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Very Little or No Hope
Missy Comley Beattie | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article, one I didn't submit. I'd given it to my son to read. His response was: "You need to see a psychiatrist." No, I'm not depressed. I'm worried, anxious–about our planet, the future for my children and yours. I read the other opinion pieces here, the writers who…
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Russian Interference
Mike Luckovich | truthdig.com | 2018-06-01
The post Russian Interference appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Carrots, Moors and Semele in Berlin
David Yearsley | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
The Comic Opera (Komische Oper) stands a few blocks from where the most fortified section of the wall that encircled West Berlin ran from 1961 to 1989. Near the edge of the former East Berlin and a hop-skip-and-a-jump from Hitler's final bunker, the Comic Opera is one of the three opera houses in the German…
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'I May Be in for a Big Surprise!': Trump Admits He Didn't Read Kim Jong-un's Letter Moments After Touting How 'Nice' It Was
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-01
He described a letter from Kim Jong-un as "nice" and "interesting. " Then he said he never read it. | While announcing that the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 will still take place after having been canceled, President Donald Trump struggled to keep a few basic facts straight that seem crucial to the negotiations between the two countries. The revival of the summit came after Trump met with a North Korean emissary on Friday afternoon at a meeting that extended for nearly two hours, much longer than was expected. Kim's ally, General Kim Yong Chol, delivered a letter straight from the North Korean leader himself, which Trump described to reporters as "very nice" and "very interesting. "He even taunted eager reporters with its contents, saying, "Oh, would you like to see what was in that letter. " He even pretended to. . .
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Jovenel MoàØse in Taiwan: How the Republic of China Is Buying Haiti, Again
Kim Ives | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-01
From May 26 to Jun. 1, 2018, Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse and First Lady Martine MoàØse are heading a 30-person delegation on a "state visit" to the renegade Chinese island province of Taiwan, which calls itself the Republic of China (ROC). Only 18 of the world's 195 states recognize the ROC. That number was 20…
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Shi'ite-Communist coalition wins most seats in Iraq election
Salam Ali | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-01
In Iraq's recent parliamentary elections, the Sairoun (Forward) Alliance, whose main partners are the political forces of Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and the Iraqi Communist Party, won the largest number of seats. In the interview below, Salam Ali, the international secretary of the Iraqi Communist Party, explains how Sairoun came out on top. For further …

Shi’ite-Communist coalition wins most seats in Iraq election

Economic Update: Capitalism Makes Few Winners, Many Losers
Lauren Walker | truthout.org | 2018-06-01
This week's episode provides updates on Armenia's political uprising, banks' big profits, Harley-Davidson's layoffs and unjust criminal penalties. We also look at financial distress in US households, Germany banning diesel engines, US drug companies putting profits above health again, and the huge wealth increase among world's 2,754 billionaires. Finally, we interview union worker Roderick Prude … Continued | The post Economic Update: Capitalism Makes Few Winners, Many Losers appeared first on Truthout.
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Most Americans Feel Racism Is Getting Worse, Poll Shows
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2018-06-01
Perhaps the most shocking statistic in the NBC News poll is that 47 percent of respondents say the subject of race relations never comes up in conversation with family and friends. | The post Most Americans Feel Racism Is Getting Worse, Poll Shows appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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