2018-06-09: Social Media Postees

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Anthony Bourdain: The Last Gasp of CNN's Original Vision
Sam Husseini | fair.org | 2018-06-09
Anthony Bourdain on a train in Sri Lanka (Parts Unknown, 10/29/17) | CNN began with the slogan, articulated by its founder Ted Turner: "The news is the star." | That has long since ceased to be a reflection of what CNN does. Despite promoting itself with its dubious "facts first" slogan, the network endlessly touts its celebrity pundits and anchors: Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, Christiane Amanpour, Fareed Zakaria, et al. The view of the world that they depict is what the viewer needs to understand–not the world itself. | Anthony Bourdain didn't join CNN until 2013, didn't do "news" per se, and his own personality was certainly a major part of his show, Parts Unknown, but the lens was largely on the places Bourdain went, whether Armenia or West Virginia, and the people he met there. This work was…
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Beware the Democrats and Their Good Billionaires
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-09
When I was 16 or 17, I used to drive to Pittsburgh from the small town where I lived to pretend to shop in Shadyside, a neighborhood with a relatively ritzy little shopping district, and, more importantly, to sit for at least an hour in the Starbucks on Copeland Street, where the most beautiful boy I'd ever seen worked. He was thin and had close-cropped hair and was probably a freshman in college–deliriously and seductively older to a high school kid like me. Half the time he wasn't even there, and I'd just sit nursing a drink and hoping he'd somehow materialize to start a shift. We spoke exactly once: I was feigning interest in the shelf of whole beans and bric-a-brac for sale, and he asked if I needed assistance. I can't imagine what I choked out in response before I fled…
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Activists in New York Put Spotlight on Puerto Rico (Photo Essay)
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-09
Author Naomi Klein teams up with other journalists, Puerto Rican organizational leaders and other activists to maintain focus on the embattled island. | The post Activists in New York Put Spotlight on Puerto Rico (Photo Essay) appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Rallying for Puerto Rico
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-09
The post Rallying for Puerto Rico appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
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Italy: Immigrant harvest worker shot dead
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
Young immigrant shot just hours after Italy's new far-right government took office.
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Professor Stuart Rees, former director of the Sydney Peace Foundation, calls for Assange's liberty
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
"Julian Assange has worked tirelessly to support free speech and to expose abuses of power by governments."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/09/rees…

US suicides increased by 25 percent from 1999 to 2016
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
The dramatic increase in suicides shows that, despite claims of the end of the Great Recession in mid-2009, increasing numbers of people are facing incredible personal and financial hardships.
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Australian "foreign interference" bills seek to protect "US secrets"
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
Andrew Hastie's comments underscore the intense pressure being applied to the Turnbull government by the US military-intelligence establishment.
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Team Brave: Defending human rights in Russia
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-06-09
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Brexit constitutional stand-off reaches UK Supreme Court
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
The escalation of tensions risks becoming a conflict not only between England, Scotland and Wales, but between London and Brussels.
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Right-wing populist Doug Ford wins Ontario's election
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
Ontario's Ford-led Conservative government will quickly come into headlong conflict with the working class, as the ruling elite uses it to push politics across Canada far to the right.
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US-European tensions erupt at the G7 summit
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
The bitter denunciations of America's trade war measures by its closest allies are just one manifestation of the divisions ripping apart the world geopolitical order.
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Details unknown: Top generals from US & Russia have 'constructive' talks in Finland
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-09
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford and his Russian counterpart, Valery Gerasimov, had a "constructive" meeting in Finland, where they discussed the situation in Syria and European security. …
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Florida issued 1000s of concealed carry permits without background checks for more than a year
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-09
A Florida agency in charge of vetting applicants for concealed gun carry permits didn't run tens of thousands of them against an FBI database, as an employee could not log in. The state saw a spike of applications at the time. …
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Australian officials visit Julian Assange as campaign to free him expands
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
The meeting occurred within the context of a growing international campaign to defend the WikiLeaks' editor.
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Illinois Governor calls for reinstatement of the death penalty
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
Republican Governor Bruce Rauner issued an amendatory veto to gun control legislation which would, if approved, make the killing of two or more people or police officers capital crimes.
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Did Trump just fail the G7? RT looks at US leader's short trip to the summit
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-09
The world has seen increasingly tough talk between G7 leaders and Trump, who seemed to show disrespect towards the group. But did he actually fail the summit in Canada? RT takes a closer look at the feuds gripping the G7. …
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Japan's ruling party calls for a doubling of military expenditure
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
Tokyo's agenda increases the danger of war and the suppression of democratic rights at home.
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Oakland Education Association announces contract negotiation impasse
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
Oakland teachers must draw the lessons of this year's teachers strikes to prepare their own struggle when schools reopen.
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Vitalina Koval, LGBTI activist from Ukraine
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-06-09
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Nashville teachers, school workers denounce pay freeze
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
At a public hearing earlier this week, school employees denounced city officials for handing out corporate tax cuts while starving the public schools of resources.
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Trump administration to send 1,600 ICE detainees to federal prisons
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
The government is carrying out the first large scale transfer of immigrants to federal detention facilities under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.
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As UAW Constitutional Convention opens: the class issues facing autoworkers
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
The UAW 37th Constitutional Convention is being held against a backdrop of rising worker militancy under conditions where the union is more discredited than ever.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/09/uawa…

Police to investigate London Fire Brigade over Grenfell fire: The real criminals remain at large
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
The announcement is part of a cover-up by the authorities, aimed at shifting responsibility away from those responsible for the disaster onto those who attempted to stop the blaze–the firefighters.
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Mexico responds to Trump's trade war measures with tariffs on US goods
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
Retaliating against US steel and aluminum import tariffs, the government of Mexico imposed tariffs on 71 products exported by the United States.
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Cincinnati, Ohio area fentanyl overdoses increase by one thousand percent over the last five years
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
The surge of fentanyl related deaths in Ohio's third largest city exposes the depth of the social crisis which continues to rage across the United States.
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Trump EPA to shred rules on toxic pollution
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-09
The chemical industry is writing the rules that will regulate its discharge of toxins.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/09/chem…

Anarchism in Latin America: Striking and Dreaming from Tierra del Fuego to Tijuana
Ben Dangl | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
àÅngel Cappelletti (1927-1995) was an Argentine philosopher who spent much of his career teaching at Simón Bolívar University in Venezuela. He also translated numerous works from Greek and Latin, and wrote over two dozen books, primarily on philosophy and anarchism. One of his later books is the classic survey Anarchism in Latin America , now available…
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Opposition Intensifies Propaganda War Against Mexico's Leftist Presidential Candidate
teleSUR | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-08
Disguised as opinion polls, Mexicans are receiving automated campaign calls against the National Renewal Movement's (Morena) Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the front-runner for the upcoming presidential elections in Mexico. | Citizens started receiving the calls, which claim to be from "Mexican Institute for Democracy," recently, however, an investigation done by Mexican newspaper El Universal found no records of its existence. | "Morena has Nestora Salgado, currently in a criminal process accused of kidnapping, and Napoleon Gomez Urrutia, a fugitive living in Canada running away from accusations of fraud against the Mining Union, in their list of plurinominal candidates for the Senate. If you were aware of this, press 1. If you weren't press 2," says a female voice at the beginning of a recorded phone message, without specifying what's the purpose of the call. | Another question says "Do you consider that proposing…

Opposition Intensifies Propaganda War Against Mexico's Leftist Presidential Candidate

Is Trump Becoming a Dictator? He's Already Showing 7 of 10 Notable Signs
Chris Sosa, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-08
Our president represents the threat to democracy many feared upon his shocking election. | In late 2016, Harvard University's Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations Stephen M. Walt wrote a 10-point list for analyzing whether a president is a dictator. Less than half-way through his first term, Trump has fulfilled seven of the 10 criteria. Trump Systematically Attempts to Intimidate the MediaThe president routinely bullies the press, creating environments that range from hostile to physically unsafe. This began during the campaign and continues to this day, as Trump riles rally crowds against the press and repeatedly attacks them on social media. "These people, they hate your guts," he recently told a rally about the press. The president reportedly told a reporter off-camera that he intentionally bullies the press to "demean" and "discredit" them. Trump Politicizes Domestic Security AgenciesThis requires little explanation, as the president attacks. . .
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Is 70 This Year — but Where's the Justice for Chagos?
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-06-08
People like to talk about "conspiracy theories," but now-declassified records show that in the 1960s there was a literal conspiracy instigated by the British Foreign Office, at the behest of the US, to cleanse the population of the Chagos archipelago so that the US could build a military base there. The islands are located in the Indian Ocean, south of India and east of Africa. The largest of the islands is Diego Garcia. From there, the US has bombed Afghanistan and Iraq without needing further refuelling bases. | The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is 70 this year. Not only should it protect the people of Chagos, the survivors and their offspring who now live in the UK and Mauritius, but in addition, the tragic case of the islanders reveals that Britons are citizens on paper but de facto royal subjects. It…
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Partisan Gerrymandering May Soon Be Unconstitutional
Fran Korten | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-08
Sometime before June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hand down rulings on two cases with momentous impacts on who controls power in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. "These cases are likely to be the most important democracy cases in decades," says Michael Li, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. | The cases test the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering. They involve Wisconsin and Maryland, but the court's decisions will have much broader effects. After the 2020 census, all states will redraw their electoral maps to account for population shifts within their states. | Under current law, redistricting presents a ripe opportunity for extreme political gerrymandering, especially in states where a single party controls the state legislature and the governorship. North Carolina, where Republicans control both houses of the state assembly and have a Republican…

Partisan Gerrymandering May Soon Be Unconstitutional

Bulldoze the Business Schools!
Thomas Klikauer | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
Burying business schools under a heap of rubble sounds like a good idea. Shutting them down might not be enough. One of the problems is that universities are generally understood to be institutions with responsibilities to the societies they serve. Why then do we assume that degrees in business should only teach one form of…
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Kathy Kelly on Afghanistan: Destitution and Hunger Must Be Addressed to Achieve Peace
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-06-08
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has announced an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban to last until June 20. The ceasefire comes after Muslim clerics in Afghanistan issued a fatwa–or religious ruling–against suicide bombings, after an attack Monday, claimed by ISIS, killed 14 people who had gathered for a clerics' peace summit in Kabul. This comes as the BBC is reporting that the number of bombs dropped by the US Air Force has surged dramatically since President Trump announced his Afghanistan strategy and committed more troops to the conflict last August; new rules of engagement have made it easier for US forces to carry out strikes against the Taliban. We speak to Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end US military and economic warfare. She has made many trips to Afghanistan and just returned from a trip this week.
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Digging Deeper
Kathy Kelly | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
Here in Kabul in early June, outside the home of several Afghan Peace Volunteers, a large drilling machine is parked on what was once a lovely garden. To this now muddy patch, workers will soon arrive for another noisy, dusty day of digging for water. The well dried up a week ago. As of today, the household…
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Trump's Singapore Mission: Neutralize North Korea From Iran?
Sazzad Haider | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
US President Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear deal is neither unexpected nor insane; his move is very much related to his 'North Korea peace mission'. For a decade the US, the number one global player has faced two obstinate, unfathomable but tiny enemies, North Korea and Iran. If the…
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Toward a Truly Indigenous Peace in the Korean Peninsula
Simone Chun | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
Last month, I took part in an international women's peace delegation to South Korea, led by Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire and Women Cross DMZ founder Christine Ahn. It was my first visit to my native Korea in over 3 years. Everywhere I went, I witnessed the afterglow of the inspiring candlelight movement that restored…
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The Radical Derelict: Giving Up the Work Ethic for Peace
Jeffrey Shampnois | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
The same relentless energy driving a toddler in its Terrible Twos still drives that voice in my head. However, when I see a toddler, I know I'm in the presence of a genius, albeit a naàØve one. It's not the size of the intellect, but the velocity of learning that describes its intelligence. I, on…
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Meet the Artist Using Media to Defang Capitalism
Valerie Vande Panne, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-06-08
Humor and truth help expose profound colonialism, racism, and straight-up ridiculousness used to sell luxury products. | You may have heard of Shinola, the racist shoe-polish company of the early 20th century whose brand was reinvented by hypercapitalists from Texas into the feel-good story of Detroit, marketing $1,100 watches and bicycles for more than what many Detroiters would pay for a car. Shinola's marketing might make rich white folk feel like they're "saving" Detroit by purchasing one of those incredibly overpriced, made in China/assembled in the USA by poor black people, pieces. But what the company is really doing is reinforcing a racist, plantation mentality, and selling it to the world like they are martyrs saving Detroit with each and every watch that bears its name. But, if you're not media and history savvy, you probably don't know that. Enter. . .
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TODAY: The Globalization of War. Anti-war Panel in Regina, Sask. Michel Chossudovsky, David Orchard, David Gehl
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-08
PUBLIC PEACE PANEL | Jun 8, 2018, Regina, Saskatchewan organized by the Regina Peace Council | This important event will focus on the history of America's wars of aggression, the role of Canada in supporting US led wars and the need to …
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Peace, Social Justice, The Struggle against War and Militarism: Upholding Black Radical Internationalism
BAFP | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-08
A wise person said being attacked by one's enemies means you have become effective. Events over the last weekend at the Left Forum in New York City prove the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) is now seen as a threat, …
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'Jesus Would Have Baked That Cake': Local Pastor Weighs in on Neighboring Baker's Anti-LGBT Supreme Court Case
Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-06-08
"Jesus worked with folks on the periphery of society, mistreated and marginalized. " | After the Supreme Court ruled narrowly in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, a pastor in a neighboring city used his church's signpost to send them a message. "Jesus would have baked that cake" reads the sign outside Denver's South Broadway Christian Church, and in an interview with NBC affiliate KUSA, Pastor Dustin Adkins explained his decision to make the statement in the wake of the Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling. "Jesus worked with folks on the periphery of society, mistreated and marginalized," the pastor said. "Those folks are the ones he welcomes the most. "KUSA's report notes that the SCOTUS case didn't involve David Mullins and Charlie Craig, the couple who attempted to order their wedding cake from the Lakewood,. . .
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The Triangle of Conspiracy Against Iranian Nuclear Deal
Majid Karimi | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
Donald Trump president of America finally withdrew from the nuclear deal with Iran on May 8, 2018. He said, "The deal was an embarrassment to him as a citizen." It was not unprecedented, because when he came to power in 2017, promised to exit from the agreement. Apart from the reaction of Islamic republic of…
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The Malfeasance of the US Military. Fallible and Negligent Men Armed to the Teeth with Missiles and Nuclear Bombs
Helen Caldicott | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-08
In 2015, 92 U.S missile officers were suspended because they had been cheating, taking drugs, or sleeping in the missile silos. These men are employed to guard and operate 150 nuclear missiles at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming that stand "on hair trigger alert" 24 hours a day…
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One Door Closes, Another Opens: Trumps Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal Plays to Pakistan's Strategic Advantage
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-08
Trump's withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal actually plays to Pakistan's strategic advantage and should be silently celebrated by its decision makers. | The whole world is wondering what will happen next after Trump pulled the US out of the Iranian …
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Venezuela: Vanguard of a New World. Iran to Follow in the Same Footsteps?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-08
Venezuela is a champion in democracy, in democratic elections, as proven twice within the last twelve months and more than a dozen times since 1999. Never mind that the lunatic west doesn't want to accept it — simply because the …
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Physicians' Prescription for Action on North Korea. Promote Diplomacy, Prevent War
PFSR | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-08
In the run-up to the June 12 summit with North Korea, a group of prominent physicians today urged Congressional leaders to promote diplomacy and prevent a war that could result in massive casualties. In a sign-on letter organized by Physicians …
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'A Disgusting Smear of a Reporter': BuzzFeed News Editor Warns DOJ's Latest Attack on the Press Is Deeply Troubling
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-08
The Justice Department's decision to seize a journalist's communications records sparked widespread criticism. | The Justice Department's seizure of email and phone records from New York Timesreporter Ali Watkins sparked widespread criticism and fear of an attack on the First Amendment when it was revealed on Thursday. As the case has moved forward, BuzzFeed News editor Ben Smith is arguing that the department's tactics are truly concerning — particularly with regard to the treatment of Watkins. Watkins was swept up in the investigation of James Wolfe, a former staffer on the Senate Intelligence Committee, for supposedly leaking classified information. He was indicted Thursday night for lying to the FBI — not for leaking — but Watkins, who had a relationship with Wolfe, featured in the indictment. "The way the indictment is written is clearly aimed at launching a disgusting smear of a reporter, and it. . .
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Economic Update: Standing Up
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-06-08
This week's episode discusses life expectancy in China, Ireland's abortion vote, US unemployment and how Johnson and Johnson put profits before public health. We also look at the success of die-ins at Publix grocery stores, union backlash against French President Emmanuel Macron, how the Poor People's Campaign exposes poverty in the US and the super-rich spending wildly. Dr. Harriet Fraad also joins the episode to discuss the #MeToo movement and its economic and social effects. | Download the show | To see more stories like this, visit Economic Update: Your Weekly Dose of Revolutionary Economics | To listen in live on Saturdays at noon, visit WBAI's Live Stream | Economic Update is in partnership with Truthout.org | Your radio station needs Economic Update! If you are a radio station,
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To Talk or Not to Talk? We're Facing a Tough Dilemma of Suicide Contagion
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-06-08
Our kids are facing a tough dichotomy. | In recent years, research has shown that suicide has the potential to spread through social networks — a phenomenon some have dubbed "suicide contagion. " | Sophisticated, diverse statistical modeling techniques have largely reached the same conclusion: if someone is exposed to the suicide attempt or death of a friend, it increases that person's risk of suicidal thoughts and attempts. | The consequences can be devastating for families, classmates and townspeople, who are left struggling to understand why clusters of suicides are occurring in their communities, from Newton, Massachusetts to Palo Alto, California. | It's a challenging question that scientists have struggled to answer for decades. The role of suicide contagion is perhaps one of the least understood aspects of suicide, which puts us at a significant disadvantage when it comes to. . .
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Iran, India and Pompeo's Demands
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
Iran and India are two of the world's most ancient countries, and they have deep historical links. The Aryans who meandered into the Himalayan foothills from around 1500 BCE migrated through Iran; indeed "Iran" and "Aryan" are cognate words. One speaks of Indo-Aryan migrations. Indian Hinduism reflects many Iranian (Zoroastrian) influences. The Avestan language in…
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From Global Poverty to Exclusion and Despair: Reversing the Tide of War and Globalization
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-08
Global warfare sustains the neoliberal agenda. America's military agenda serves the interests of Wall Street, the Military Industrial Complex, Big Oil, the Biotech conglomerates, Big Pharma, The Global Narcotics Economy and the Media and Information Giants.
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Video: Syrian Army Carries Out Anti-ISIS Operation in Eastern Al-Suwayda
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-08
Syrian government forces have launched a military operation against ISIS cells in eastern al-Suwayda and have already established control of the village of Ashrfya and the area of Beir Aura. Battle tanks, artillery units and warplanes actively supported the advance….
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We Need a Mass Movement to Save and Expand Social Security and Medicare
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
The latest report of the Social Security Administration trustees is out, and as usual they are issuing dire warnings that the Social Security system is heading for the rocks. The Trust Fund — extra money deliberately collected from workers and employers since 1983 to build up a surplus so as to fund the cost of…
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Israel Pushes FIFA To Punish Argentina Over Solidarity with Palestine
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-08
Israel is working overtime to pressure FIFA to boot Argentina from the World Cup in retaliation for a recent decision by Argentina's Football Association to cancel a "friendly" match against the Israeli national team. | The post Israel Pushes FIFA To Punish Argentina Over Solidarity with Palestine appeared first on MintPress News.

Israel Pushes FIFA To Punish Argentina Over Solidarity with Palestine

The Washington Post and the Councilman: How the Post Covers Up Local Corruption
Peter Turner | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
The Washington Post is known for aggressively reporting on local corruption in D.C., but it makes an exception for Jack Evans, the city's longest-serving councilmember. In early May the Post reported that an LLC setup by Evans and a lobbyist received $50,000 from a company that Evans was advocating for. Evans claims he returned the funds, but…
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'They Feel the Noose Closing': Democratic Senator Argues Trump's Defenders Are Getting Desperate
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-08
"Trump is not King. " | The defense strategy for President Donald Trump and his allies has become increasingly brazen and outlandish in recent weeks, and it now includes sweeping claims of executive power and a dismissive attitude toward opponents. But Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) argued on MSNBC's "The Beat with Ari Melber," these bold assertions are likely signs of the precariousness of the president's position, not his strength. Last weekend, the president's lawyer argued that it was essentially impossible for the president to obstruct justice, given his office. And this week, Trump has repeatedly claimed that he is certain he can pardon himself — an ambiguous constitutional matter that has never been ruled on — leading many to argue that he sees himself as unconstrained by the legal requirements. "They're taking the extraordinary position that the president is above the law," she said. "So. . .
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The Pardon Power: "The Power Not The Right" — What If Trump Shot Melania?
Kary Love | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
When I saw media reports Melania Trump had not been seen for 20-some days, I started thinking again about the Constitution, the Pardon Power and the nature of the rule of law. Such are modern times. What if Trump did it? I wondered. What if he had "shot someone on 5thavenue in broad daylight?" What…
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Jim Brown: Superstar/Superman
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
When I was a kid, the National Football League (NFL) was not the most popular sports league in the United States. In fact there wasn't even a Super Bowl until the year I turned twelve. That game, won by the Green Bay Packers, was quarterbacked by Bart Starr, one of the two NFL players whose name…
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The US Government Survey on 'Precarious' Jobs
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-08
The US Government's Labor Department today, June 7, 2018, released a report on the condition of what's called 'precarious' jobs in the US. The meaning of precarious is generally assumed to be contingent labor, alternative work arrangements, and, most recently, …
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Obama Pens Touching Tribute to Anthony Bourdain: He Made 'Us a Little Less Afraid of the Unknown&#039
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-08
Anthony "Tony" Bourdain killed himself Friday. He was 61 years old. | Barack Obama on Friday posted a touching tribute to Anthony Bourdain, the chef, journalist, novelist and cultural ambassador who killed himself Friday at a hotel in Paris. Obama, who appeared on an episode of Bourdain's CNN series "Parts Unknown" set in Hanoi, Vietnam, took to Twitter to acknowledge Bourdain's unique "ability to bring us together. ""'Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer," Obama wrote. "This is how I'll remember Tony. He taught us about food — but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We'll miss him. ""Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer. " This is how I'll remember Tony. He taught us about food — but more importantly, about its ability to bring us. . .
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Facebook Shared User Data With Select Companies
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-08
SAN FRANCISCO–Facebook shared personal information culled from its users' profiles with other companies after the date when executives have said the social network prevented third-party developers from gaining access to the data, the company confirmed Friday. | The records included information about the friends of Facebook users, including phone numbers and breakdowns analyzing the degrees of separation between people on the social networks, according to a Wall Street Journal report. | Facebook confirmed the report, acknowledging the information was given to a "small number" of companies including RBC Capital Markets and Nissan Motor Co., advertisers and other business partners. | The companies had access to the data during a stretch of time in 2015 after Facebook had locked out most developers who build apps that work on its social network. Facebook gave select "whitelisted" companies extensions before they were also blocked from getting…
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Putin Gives Israel the Green Light, Iran the Red Light and Assad/Trump the Yellow Light in Syria
Franklin Lamb | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
Why does Israel get a Putin Green Light? Israel has found itself is a relatively strong position militarily and politically with respect to Iran/Hezbollah in the Middle East over the past half year. Achieved partly by agreeing with the White House to be patient and adhere to the American-European-Russian plan for dealing with Iran in…
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Passive Protest and the Census Citizenship Question
Barry Barnett | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
Passive protest suggestion: I plan to leave the citizenship question blank on the upcoming US Census, even though I am a US citizen. If every resident in the United States, or as many as learn about this idea and are willing to do so, do not answer this question, it may skew the results so…
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The Rumble in the Jungle: How Muhammad Ali Shook the World
Tony McKenna | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
He had fought dangerous men before. His first world title fight had been against the indomitable Sonny Liston some years earlier, and he had been the underdog then too; the rank outsider, who was thought too smooth, too pretty, too graceful — to stand a chance against the flinty, powerful Liston with his brutal, surly…
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From the Ghettoes, Reservations and Backwoods of America
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-06-08
Don North was part of an ABC News team on the route from St. Patrick's in New York to Arlington Cemetery of the funeral procession of Robert Kennedy who was buried 50 years ago today on June 8, 1968. Here… Read more ?…
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Israel's Attack on the USS Liberty: A Half Century Later, Still No Justice
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
In early June of 1967, at the onset of the Six Day War, the Pentagon sent the USS Liberty from Spain into international waters off the coast of Gaza to monitor the progress of Israel's attack on the Arab states. The Liberty was a lightly armed surveillance ship. Only hours after the Liberty arrived it…
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As Republicans resist, labor tackles comprehensive immigration reform
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-08
WASHINGTON–As the U.S. House's ruling Republicans rip themselves apart over immigration issues, organized labor tackled comprehensive policy ideas on the issue in a recent half-day symposium the AFL-CIO hosted. "We have a very simple agenda to advance — an agenda for all workers, and I emphasize the word "all," fed President Richard Trumka said in …

As Republicans resist, labor tackles comprehensive immigration reform

The Problems with Gentrification: a Meeting of the DC Grassroots Planning Coalition
Katalina Khoury | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
According to the literature, gentrification is a two-fold process: the first step is the invasion of an area by a moderate-to-upper income (MUI) mostly white demographic; and the second step is the displacement of the principally low-to-moderate income (LMI) "minority" people, or people of color, who had been living there prior to the invasion. This…
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Anthony Bourdain — In Memoriam
Peter LaVenia | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
When I read Kitchen Confidential, I was in my twenties and it opened a world to me as it did for so many others. Food Was the New Rock, and you were its loudmouth, opinionated, take no shit and no prisoners punk pioneer. You were Joey Ramone. You were fucked up and broken, and unapologetic…
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The Intercept and Reality Winner: When a Conflicted News Organizations Should Pass the Baton
Ian Berman | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-08
While The Intercept skillfully shows the audacious federal government's attack on whistleblower Winner is a threat to our democracy, it woefully obfuscates its own multiple failings to protect sources. | The post The Intercept and Reality Winner: When a Conflicted News Organizations Should Pass the Baton appeared first on MintPress News.

The Intercept and Reality Winner: When a Conflicted News Organizations Should Pass the Baton

Stucky's Footprints, Lutoslawki's Shadow
David Yearsley | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
I flew to Berlin on WOW! airlines, an outfit touting scandalously cheap tickets for passage on a minimally-appointed, purple-painted fleet of Airbus 320s that aren't cleared for uninterrupted travel over the Atlantic and therefore must stop in Iceland on the way to Europe. Nothing is included in the price of conveyance other than your seat…
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Far-right provocateurs Lauren Southern and Brittany Pettibone met with Russian ultranationalist philosopher Alexander Dugin
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-06-08
On Wednesday, June 6, far-right Canadian YouTube personality Lauren Southern tweeted an image showing that she and far-right American YouTuber Brittany Pettibone had met with the influential ultranationalist Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin.
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A Climate Constitution in the Courts and the Streets
Jeremy Brecher | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
What's the Constitution got to do with climate? Current legal cases are now addressing that question. They are using the U.S. Constitution to bring climate protection into the courthouse. These cases range from youth demanding their constitutional right to a stable climate to activists who block fossil fuel pipeline construction and justify their action as…
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CNN Host Explains How the Republican Party Became the Party of Trump
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-08
"The elites in Washington were still repeating the Reagan formula. " | CNN host Fareed Zakaria explained on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" Friday night the bizarre transformation the Republican Party has undergone in recent years — and how it's become all about President Donald Trump. The change was particularly evident on Friday, as Trump was distancing himself from our G-7 allies and absurdly demanding that Russia be invited to rejoin the group. While Trump has certainly continued and endorsed many standard GOP policies, this kind of shift would never have taken place under a President Marco Rubio or a President Ted Cruz — and yet Republicans offer up little resistance. "I think what happened was . . . Trump recognized –and in the primaries, you see this — the base of the Republican Party was in a completely different place than the elites in Washington. . .
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This One Shocking Factor Can Make You 4600 Percent More Likely To Become an Addict
Johann Hari, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-08
It was discovered quite by accident — in part of a study of a totally different subject. | One of my earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of my relatives, and not being able to. As I got older, I understood why. We had addiction in my family. And as I watched some of my other close relatives become addicts, I asked myself several questions, but one in particular seemed haunting and insistent: why does addiction so often run in families? Why does it seem to pass from mother to daughter, from father to son, as though it were some dark genetic twist? I went on a long journey to find the answers to these questions — I describe it in my book 'Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs. ' My research was book-ended. . .
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'Pardoning Blagojevich Would Be Stupid': GOP Pushes Back on Trump's Idea to Free the Corrupt Governor
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-08
The former Illinois governor and Martha Stewart are among the high-profile people Trump has suggested he might pardon. | As President Donald Trump enjoys the thrills of wielding his constitutional pardon power, some members of his own party are warning him to not go too far. But they're not warning him against pardoning Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, or even himself — they're warning him against pardoning former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Blagojevich is serving a 14-year sentence after he was sentenced on multiple charges of political corruption, including the allegation that he was attempting to sell President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat after the 2008 election. The governor became a national disgrace after the conviction, known for the colorful language he used on private recordings related to the charges. GOP lawmakers from Illinois are unsurprisingly concerned, then, about Trump's recent suggestion that he might. . .
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Trump's 'Briefing' Book Is Filled with 'Slogans' Fit for a Child
Kerry Eleveld, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-06-08
The document appears to be the intellectual love child of a marketing pitch and a children's storybook. | From Day One, one the greatest conundrums for denizens of Donald Trump's West Wing has been how to brief a pr*sident who doesn't read and won't listen to any of his aides. Just imagine being a high-level advisor like former national security chief H. R. McMaster–who actually had real expertise in an area–and not being able to convey any of it because your commander in chief has the attention span of a gnat. Initially, White House aides came up with two workarounds, according to Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury: leaking things to the press, where Trump might actually find it interesting; and coaxing one of his billionaire buddies to mention it to him. And slowly but surely, they've improvised in order find. . .
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Trump the Politician: Anti-Abortion vs. Anti-Immigration
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
In early June, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission ("the gay wedding cake case") soaked up most of the Supreme Court decision media limelight, even though (or perhaps because) the court's ruling doesn't really dispose of the major issues in the case. Another case, also not decided on its merits, got much less attention.
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Running Amok? Donald Trump Facilitates Civilian Drone Deaths, Continues Attacks in Seven Countries 'and Elsewhere'
Drone Warfare | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-08
The NGO CAGE, which campaigns against discriminatory state policies and advocates observance of due process and the rule of law, reminds readers that in October 2017, US President Donald Trump replaced the Obama rules pertaining to drone strikes with his …
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State's Rights Bill on Marijuana Threatens to Divide Trump Administration
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-06-08
Lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation that would end federal marijuana prohibition in states that have legalized cannabis products for medical and recreational use. President Trump said on Friday that he would "probably" support the bill, setting the stage for a potential showdown with the Justice Department and one of his least favorite employees: Attorney General Jeff Sessions. | Unveiled on Thursday by members of Congress from states that have legalized weed, the legislation takes a "state's rights" approach to marijuana favored by many Republicans and even Trump. The bill, known as the STATES Act, would not legalize marijuana nationally. Instead, it allows US states, territories and tribal governments to develop their own marijuana regulations without fear of federal interference, as long as the regulations meet certain guidelines. | Sessions, a seasoned drug warrior who hates marijuana, has rescinded an Obama-era…
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"Appeasement" as Global Policy. Trump's "Will to Power". America's Drive for World Domination
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-08
EU kowtowing to President Trump's grab for global power, has only aroused his desire to dominate their markets, dictate their trade relations and defense spending. Trump tells the EU that his enemies are theirs. Trump believes in the doctrine of unilateral trade and 'deals' based on the principle that the US decides…
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Humans Put Conservation Areas at Increasing Risk
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-08
A new study reveals that at least one-third of all the forests, grasslands and wetlands notionally protected by laws to safeguard the wild things that evolved with them are under intense pressure. | The post Humans Put Conservation Areas at Increasing Risk appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Marine Heat Waves, Changing Ocean Currents and Capitalism's Threat to Life
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-06-08

| It would have been unthinkable not many years ago to imagine the impending death of the Great Barrier Reef. The world's largest living structure and a world heritage site unsurpassed for its tremendous beauty, the Great Barrier Reef has been one of the planet's most important ecosystems. Now, after consecutive years of prolonged, extreme marine heat waves in 2016 and 2017, one-half of the reef is dead. | Yet the reef, which has gone through immense challenges over millions of years of changing climates, is not entirely gone yet. Leading…
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Trump's War on the Poor: An Impeachable Offense
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
Were it not for the source, it would hardly be news to learn that the United States can't take care of its most needy–that it may be the richest country, but it is also increasingly, appallingly, unequal in how its wealth and opportunities are shared. When the various dimensions of human security are examined, critics…
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Rotten to the Heart: Authoritarian Chickens Roosting at Home
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
Wall Street's control of Washington and the related imperial agenda of the "Pentagon System" were advanced more effectively by the nation's first Black president than they could have been by stiff and wealthy white Republicans like John McCain or Mitt Romney. The reigning U.S. system of corporate and imperial "inverted totalitarianism" was given a deadly, fake-democratic re-branding. The underlying "rightward drift" sharpened, fed by a widespread and easily Republican-exploited sense of popular abandonment and betrayal, as the Democrats depressed and demobilized their own purported popular base.
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Crying Wolf: Israel's Great March of Return Atrocities in the New York Times
Peter Crowley | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
When you want to kill unarmed protesters you don't like, cry wolf. At least that's how Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, Binyamin Netanyahu and the Israeli military operate. And who parrots this excuse to mow down Gazans inside their prison? Most of the mainstream media, and the touchy-feelie liberal New York Times. On Nakba Day, the…
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Reducing Mueller probe to the "deep state" is too simplistic
PW Readers | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-08
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: The noose tightens around Trump's neck Roberta Wood says: I agree that there is …

Reducing Mueller probe to the “deep state” is too simplistic

Saudi Effort to Isolate Iran Internationally
James M. Dorsey | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-08
Saudi efforts to isolate Iran internationally are producing results in North Africa and Central Asia. Authorities and religious leaders in Tajikistan and Algeria have in recent weeks accused Iran of subversive activity and propagating Shiism while Morocco last month announced …
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US-led Strikes Kill 100 Syrian Civilians as Amnesty Reports Potential War Crimes in Raqqa
Brett Wilkins | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
US and coalition warplanes over the past several weeks have been pounding areas of Syria's Deir Ezzor and al-Hasaka provinces still controlled by Islamic State militants, reportedly killing around 100 civilians, including more than 30 children, in the process. This, as the human rights group Amnesty International released a scathing report on Tuesday accusing the…
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Pompeo's Speech Against Iran Reveals Failure Of US Foreign Policy
Daniel Kovalik | iranian.com | 2018-06-08
After 28 years of military involvement in the region, the United States has caused the deaths of 4 million people in the Middle East, destroyed untold historic sites and antiquities, and done trillions of dollars of damage. Despite provoking further conflicts via the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, as well as supporting the Saudi […] | The post Pompeo's Speech Against Iran Reveals Failure Of US Foreign Policy appeared first on The Iranian.
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What If The US Left The World Scene?
Gordon Adams | iranian.com | 2018-06-08
A summit between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on, off, then on again. There is a pattern here, perhaps the only certain pattern in the eccentric Trump tenure at the White House. The idiosyncrasies of the US-North Korea summit and Trump's negative comments about NATO as well as his administration's […] | The post What If The US Left The World Scene? appeared first on The Iranian.
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Ontario election: Cheap beer and tax cuts win it for Doug Ford
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-08
TORONTO–Beer in Ontario, Canada's largest province, will soon be $1 again now that Conservative Doug Ford has been elected premier. Cheap booze was one of the major campaign promises made by the right-wing populist leader during the provincial election, which wrapped up Thursday night with a decisive victory for his party. Others included cheaper gas, …

Ontario election: Cheap beer and tax cuts win it for Doug Ford

The 2018 Human Rights Film Festival
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
In advance of the 2018 Human Rights Film Festival that opens on June 14th, I was able to preview three scheduled documentaries that would be of great interest to CounterPunch readers both for the subject matter and for their artistic merit. Given Hollywood's indifference to character development as it pursues blockbuster ticket sales based on special…
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An Old Radical in an Age Drenched in Urine and Blood
Gregory Shea | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-08
Do terrorists have remorse? Do they sleep well? Apparently they do and they don't, according the old memories slowly leaching from Dr. Joseph Macleod, the aging terrorist kingpin in Julian Samuel's recently published novel Radius Islamicus. Macleod, also known as Javid Mohammad or perhaps some other identity undisclosed, is an arrogant crank residing in a…
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1,600 Immigrants Are Headed to Federal Prisons Because Trump Administration Detainments Are So High
Gabe Ortiz, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-06-08
The number of migrant children locked up by the federal government has also surged by more than 20 percent. | The Trump administration is arresting so many undocumented immigrants that it is preparing to send as many as 1,600 people–including some asylum-seekers who have been separated from their kids at the U. S. /Mexico border due to new policy–to five federal prisons in California, Oregon, Texas, Washington: Under former President Barack Obama, many immigrants without serious criminal records were allowed to await their court dates while living in the United States. Others were housed in immigration detention facilities or local jails. ICE has used federal prisons in the past but not on this scale, sources said. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told Reuters that the agency is "working to meet the demand for additional immigration detention space," but it's the Trump administration's actions. . .
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'Really?': The View's Joy Behar Confronts Meghan McCain for Saying Trump's 'Fake News' Cries Make Her 'Hate the Media Too'
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-08
McCain said Donald Trump acts like a "dictator" before parroting his talking points about "media bias. " | "The View" co-hosts Meghan McCain and Joy Behar sparred on Friday over a cover of Donald Trump on Time after Behar wondered if the magazine's depiction of Trump as a king is "fair. "Behar noted Trump "wants to pardon himself, he thinks he's above the law," and argued he was overseeing an "erosion of democracy. "McCain claimed we "all saw" with the royal wedding that she doesn't "give two flying blanks about anything monarchy related. ""We live in a democracy," McCain reminded her co-hosts. "Well then it should bother you that he's acting like a king," Behar replied. McCain said she thinks Trump's inclusion of his family in the administration makes him "more of a dictator" before ranting about "media bias" and the left "using their political bias in their. . .
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Unions Forge Partnerships With Communities for the Common Good
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-06-08
Before teachers in Mercer County, West Virginia, went on strike in late February, they had to ensure that the students who depend on schools for free or reduced-cost meals would not go hungry. "We had to make sure that the kids would be fed," Nicole McCormick, incoming president of the Mercer County Education Association, told Truthout. "So, we reached out to churches and service organizations and asked, 'If we do this, will you provide a meal?'" | Laying the groundwork, McCormick explains, took months, and included speaking not just to potential food providers, but also to parents as they dropped off their sons and daughters each morning. The union's goal was to make sure that parents and guardians understood why their children's teachers were walking out and knew where they could go for food if they needed it. The Mercer County Education Association…
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Trump talks White House invites for uninterested athletes
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-08
Donald J. Trump wants to personally meet with NFL players and other athletes who protest racism and police brutality during the national anthem by taking a knee, to discuss possible solutions to our current unfair justice system. Go ahead, read that first sentence again, then let it sink in. This president who has taken a …

Trump talks White House invites for uninterested athletes

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