2018-06-11: Social Media Postees

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G7 Summit, Working People and Trumped-up "Peace"
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
What is the significance of G7 summit for hard working families in the U.S. and around the world? The conclusive answer is absolutely nothing! | Would a successful G8 (with Russia) or G6 (without Russia and the U.S.) summit make the …
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The Discovery of a Map Made by a Native American is Reshaping What We Think About the Lewis & Clark Expedition
History News Network | alternet.org | 2018-06-11
"Monumental doesn't fully cover the importance of this discovery. " | An important historical map drawn by a Native American leader for renowned American expedition leaders Meriwether Lewis and William Clark was recently discovered in the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. "Monumental doesn't fully cover the importance of this discovery," says historian Clay Jenkinson. "This is easily the best-preserved of the Native American maps drawn for Lewis and Clark, and represents the most important discovery in the Lewis and Clark world since 55 letters by William Clark were discovered in a Louisville attic in the 1980s. " Discovered by a University of New Mexico graduate student who was working on Native American cartography, the map was drawn by an Arikara leader named Too Né, whom Lewis and Clark met on today's North Dakota-South Dakota border on October 8, 1804. It came to the attention of. . .
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Columbia Professor Hamid Dabashi: Mohammed Bin Salman Is World's Richest Zionist
Hamid Dabashi | iranian.com | 2018-06-11
Pro-Israeli campaigners appear to be hunting for another scalp in their assault against free speech. The victim this time is a tenured Columbia university professor whose crime was nothing more than to speak out against Israel. A network of pro-Israel activists surged against comments made by Iranian Professor Hamid Dabashi on social media. The professor […] | The post Columbia Professor Hamid Dabashi: Mohammed Bin Salman Is World's Richest Zionist appeared first on The Iranian.
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Anthony Bourdain's Universal Eater
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-11
Bruce Chatwin considered movement the indispensable feature of the human species. Sedentary natures killed through asphyxiation; a refusal to move suggested an acceptance of death. Walking he considered a virtue; tourism the ultimate sin. For the late Anthony Bourdain, a chef turned walker and explorer, no dish was odd enough or peculiar to be avoided…
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Partisan Gerrymandering Could Soon Be Unconstitutional
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-06-11
Some time before June 25, the US Supreme Court is expected to hand down rulings on two cases with momentous impacts on who controls power in state legislatures and the US 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…
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All Facts Are Not Equal: Inside Claud Cockburn's MI5 File
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-11
Photo by Anonymous9000 | CC BY 2.0 | My late friend Christopher Hitchens once told me that his American friends often expressed surprise at the number of articles and books he was able to produce. He said that there was a simple reason for his high productivity, which was: "I never watch television." | He was definitely telling the truth about this, since the only television in his apartment in Washington was in the spare bedroom where I was staying and it did not work. | Christopher was right to believe that time spent watching television was time largely wasted, or could be spent more usefully in some other activity. Television supplies less information, and at a slower speed, than newspapers, books or radio. | The internet is more efficient, speedy and weakens state and elite monopolies over news and knowledge. Misused…
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Cooking Show Suicides and Other Inanities
Christopher Ketcham | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-11
Recent information unearthed by CounterPunch's crack investigative team has revealed that Anthony Bourdain killed himself in the wake of discovering he suffered from a terminal illness brought on by the breakneck pace of his work as an entertainer. The condition, called disassociative camera-subjectivity disorder, or DCSD, widely afflicts people in the rarefied realms of the…
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Scapegoating Iran
Chris Hedges | truthdig.com | 2018-06-11
The wars in the Middle East are the worst strategic blunders in American history. But don't expect U.S. politicians and generals to accept responsibility for the mess when they can blame it on Iran. | The post Scapegoating Iran appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Why Do Democrats Want to Sabotage North Korea Talks?
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-11
Amazing how partisan politics shape this country's foreign policy. Seven Democratic senators have written the president urging that any agreement signed with North Korea must be permanent; must be subject to "anywhere, anytime" inspections of all nuclear-related sites and facilities; and must include the dismantling and elimination of all of the regime's ballistic missiles and programs. (One thinks of Mike Pompeo's demands on Iran to renegotiate the Iran Deal by making infinite concessions.)…
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"American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
When a book as fascinating, truthful, beautifully written, and politically significant as American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family, written by a very well-known author by the name of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and published by a prominent publisher …
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HBO's John Oliver Exposes the Horrifying Way Fox News' 'Sh*ttiest Conspiracy Theory' is Changing Minds on the Mueller Investigation
Sarah Burris, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-06-11
The bad people are winning the argument. | During his Sunday episode of "Last Week Tonight," HBO host John Oliver explained that approval for the investigation into President Donald Trump stood at 26 percent in July 2017, but today, that number is 54 percent. "If that number keeps dropping [Trump] may well feel empowered enough to actually [end the investigation]," Oliver warned. It might all come down to the opinion of the American people, which is easily shifted by the likes of Fox News. He then revealed three horrifying ways in which the Trump team has managed to move the American public into thinking that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation needs to end. Noting that Trump and his lawyers have managed to do their own dirty work to undermine Mueller, Oliver called out Fox News for using their airwaves to. . .
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Unlogged Forests are the Healthiest Forests
Mike Garrity | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-11
Politicians in the West have increasingly been repeating scientifically-discredited timber industry propaganda that logging national forests is somehow beneficial for the health of our publicly-owned forests, wildlife, and fisheries. What they regularly avoid mentioning is that some of the best wildlife habitat in the West is in unlogged areas like the Bob Marshall Wilderness in…
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The Arab World and the Struggle Against Austerity
Julia Kassem | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-11
For five days, Jordanians took to the streets to protests measures by the government to increase taxes. Demonstrators also demanded access and improvements to city services, the lack of which compounds the high rate of unemployment to which Jordan's population is subjected. In the largest protests the country has seen since 2011, Jordanians unseated prime minister Hani Mulki in a matter of days due to popular discontent with staggering austerity, issues with affordability, and poverty.
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Scholar Henry Giroux: Trump's Relentless Lies Demand We Make Truth-Telling Great Again
Henry Giroux, The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-06-11
The time has come for progressives and others to develop a political language in which civic values, social responsibility and the institutions that support them become central to invigorating and fortifying a new era of civic imagination. | U. S. President Donald Trump is a serial liar who appears to exult, if not take pride, in every petty deceit, particularly if it casts him into the glare of publicity. With Trump preparing to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore in a highly anticipated summit this week, it's worth a reminder: Not unlike Kim, Trump lies to hide the brutally of his cruel policies. He lies to discredit reliable sources of information and to discredit those public institutions that educate a public to create informed citizens who are able to distinguish between the truth and falsehoods. He will lie about the summit.
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The Great Waking Up
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-11
I don't blame all of the planet's ills on the Republican Party, but I find hope in the possibility that it's on the verge of collapse. I'm not talking politics here. I'm talking deep vision of humanity: a sense of who we are and how we impact Planet Earth and all its occupants. A smallness…
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Infinite War: The Gravy Train Rolls On
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-11
Washington need not even bother to propagandize the public into supporting its Global War on Terrorism. By and large, members of the public are indifferent to its very existence. | The post Infinite War: The Gravy Train Rolls On appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Reprieve for Death-Row Prisoner Kevin Cooper?
Jeff Mackler | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-11
Executions are scheduled at one minute after midnight at San Quentin Prison, just over the San Rafael Bridge in Marin County and overlooking the San Francisco skyline. On the cold winter night of Feb. 10, 2004, death-row inmate Kevin Cooper was being fully prepped for the hereafter, dressed in a new set of clothes while…
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From the Ghettoes, Reservations and Backwoods of America
Don North | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
Standing here at the base of the Grecian columns on the south side of the Lincoln Memorial there will be a very striking view of the funeral procession of Senator Robert Kennedy. | The first sight of the procession will …
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Bartlett Pierces the Fog of War Lies and Omissions at Toronto's Al-Qud's Day Rally
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
Controlled media frames what Canadians think, hear, say, and do. An important component of controlling the message is omission. Major media outlets, for example, were conspicuously absent from yesterday's (June 9, 2018) Al-Quds rally in Toronto, ON. | Consequently, the evidence-based …
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As Net Neutrality Officially Ends, Internet Defenders Gear up for a Fight
Jessica Corbett | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-11
As the FCC's rollback of net neutrality protections officially took effect on Monday, a broad coalition of free press and digital rights campaigners vowed to maintain pressure on members of Congress to either restore the federal rules " or prepare to face our wrath" in the November midterm elections. | Supporters of net neutrality rules–which require internet service providers (ISPs) to treat all online content equally–are aiming to convince House Speaker Paul Ryan and additional Republicans to support a Congressional Review Act (CRA) that would overturn the FCC's party-line vote. | Last month, a few Senate Republicans joined with Democrats to pass the CRA, which was spearheaded by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). | "Now we're fighting an uphill battle to get the House of Representatives to do the same," explains the BattleforNet coalition, which includes Fight for the…

As Net Neutrality Officially Ends, Internet Defenders Gear up for a Fight

Progressive Strategists Find a Way to Break the Divide: Focus on the 'Strategic Racism' Used to Keep us Apart
Paul Rosenberg, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-06-11
Is this a blueprint for progressive victory? | On the same day California's primary election produced decidedly mixed results last week — encouraging for Democrats, less so for progressives — progressive advocates gathered in Los Angeles learned about how politics in California (and nationwide) could be dramatically transformed by driving a stake through the heart of coded, dog-whistle racism, and by confronting it head-on with a call for cross-racial unity to create a better shared future. The message — delivered in a two-hour presentation by communications expert Anat Shenker-Osorio (author of " Don't Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense about the Economy," my review here) — was the result of ayear-long research partnership between her, Ian Haney López (author of " Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class") and Demos, the. . .
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Why Are Poor People in America So Patriotic? One Man Went on an Odyssey to Find Out
Chauncey DeVega, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-06-11
How do poor and working-class Americans reconcile such enthusiastic support for a country that has in many ways failed them? | The evidence is not hidden. Ninety percent of the wealth in the United States is held by 1 percent of households. Intergenerational class mobility has been stagnant for several decades. The racial wealth gap continues to persist. It is so extreme that economists and other experts predict that African-Americans as a group will have zero wealth by 2053. "Tax reform" has continued to divert money upward to the very rich and away from all other Americans. Political scientists Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page have shown that America's elected officials are almost wholly unresponsive to the political demands of the average American. There can be no real democracy in a country where the courts have decided that money is speech.
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Torture, Starvation, Executions: Eastern Ghouta Civilians Talk of Life Under Terrorist Rule
Eva Bartlett | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
Featured image: The author with Douma residents | Last week I wrote about what civilians from Ghouta told me regarding unverified claims of the Syrian Army attacking them with chemicals, but they also talked about crimes committed by terrorists and the …
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London 'Free Tommy' protest turns violent as police are targeted as 'Nazi scum&#039
David Neiwert | splcenter.org | 2018-06-11
Protest over jailed anti-Muslim 'Identitarian' activist begins with speeches, but becomes a melee in the heart of the British capital.
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Puerto Rican Day Parade Shines Light on Hurricane Devastation
Donald Kaufman | truthdig.com | 2018-06-11
The New York City event points up the continuing struggle on the island, where many are still without electricity and thousands must seek more federal aid. | The post Puerto Rican Day Parade Shines Light on Hurricane Devastation appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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IDF Videos Aimed Squarely at Spurring Arab-on-Arab Hate and Sectarianism
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-11
The head of the IDF's Arabic language media division has been making a series of videos hoping to undermine Arab support for Palestine and foment hate against Iran. | The post IDF Videos Aimed Squarely at Spurring Arab-on-Arab Hate and Sectarianism appeared first on MintPress News.

IDF Videos Aimed Squarely at Spurring Arab-on-Arab Hate and Sectarianism

The Eerie Silence Surrounding the Assange Case
John Pilger | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
In a recent communication between Randy Credico, an Assange supporter, comic and radio producer, and Adam Schiff, the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, Assange's fear of arrest and extradition to the US was confirmed by the …
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Fighting Capitalism With Revolutionary Strategy
Shamus Cooke | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-11
An ongoing discussion around the strategy of "base building" has occupied sections of revolutionary socialists. One notable proponent of this strategy is Sophia Burns, whose essays have gained growing acclaim due to their insight and provocativeness. Burns has written several pieces about base building that have influenced different sections of the revolutionary Left, including the…
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Syria: Raqqa in Ruins and Civilians Devastated After U.S.-led 'War of Annihilation'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-11
Civilians are asking why U.S.-led Coalition forces destroyed the city, killing hundreds of civilians in the process of "liberating" them from Islamic State. | The post Syria: Raqqa in Ruins and Civilians Devastated After U.S.-led 'War of Annihilation' appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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"The War is Worth Waging": Afghanistan's Vast Reserves of Minerals and Natural Gas
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
The war on Afghanistan is a profit driven "resource war".
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Lies Will Not Save Israel From the Responsibility of Killing Razan Najjar
Mustafa Barghouti | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-11
We are deeply shocked at the amount of lies that the Israeli officials and spokesperson of the Israeli army are trying to spread to justify the horrible war crime of killing the innocent young first aid provider, Razan Al-Najjar, who was volunteering with our organization the Palestinian Medical Relief Society. | Razan, only 21-years-old, always tried to help as many injured civilians as she could. | On the 1st of June she was killed by an Israeli sniper who shot her in the chest. The sniper also shot two of Razan's colleagues in the legs while they were standing with a group of four other PMRS first aid providers away from protesters — preparing for the next round of helping injured civilians. They were shot even though they were wearing white vests and clear markers showing they were medical personnel. | The Israeli…

Lies Will Not Save Israel From the Responsibility of Killing Razan Najjar

The Dangers of Conflating Anti-Zionism With Anti-Semitism
Donna Nevel, Truthout | alternet.org | 2018-06-11
Finding fault with Zionism is not the same as finding fault with Jews. | Recently, Batya Ungar-Sargon, an editor at the Forward, wrote an article about the "failings" of intersectionality, and the specific "failing" of the left to include anti-Semitism in its analysis of oppressions. She also makes claims that opposing the inclusion of Zionism in social justice movements means the exclusion of Jews. The article has serious conceptual flaws as well as factual inaccuracies that mischaracterize and do a disservice to movements for justice, and, as a result, make accusations of marginalizing Jews that are not rooted in reality. To say, as the author does in her article, that "As a paradigm, intersectionality has failed Jews" makes little sense. As a lens through which to understand multiple dimensions of power — where and how they do or don't intersect or connect –. . .
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Here's Why Michael Avenatti Feels Sorry for Melania Trump
Matthew Rozsa, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-06-11
The attorney representing Stormy Daniels opened up about Rudy Giuliani's sexism — and Michael Cohen's wit | Michael Avenatti, the silver-tongued attorney who has suddenly become the center of the Stormy Daniels saga, has been very public and vocal about defending his client's interests — particularly in the face of recent sexist attacks. He was quick to call former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani a "pig" after the president's new personal lawyer dismissed her claims by arguing that Daniels "has no reputation. If you're going to sell your body for money, you just don't have a reputation. "The adult film star claims Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid her $130,000 in October 2016, one month before Trump was elected president, for her silence about an affair with "The Apprentice" star at a Lake Tahoe event a decade. . .
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What the Unborn and the Undead Have in Common
Valerie Tarico, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-11
Religious opposition to abortion is based on a kind of magical thinking much like that in zombie stories | One freakish thing about zombies is that they look like people even though they aren't. What does it mean to be a person? For philosophers, the answer isn't simple but it has to do with being able to think and feel, recognize one's own existence, and make choices rather than simply following a programmed set of responses. Sometimes stories and movies explore personhood by drawing us into the lived experience of mythical creatures who don't look like humans but who share our capacity to think and feel, suffer and love, and cherish conscious life. Consider, for example, Bambi or E. T. or Horton Hears a Who, or more seriously, Ex Machina or District 9. Zombie stories do the opposite–they take us into a world. . .
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Trump Brings Sticks, Not Carrots, to Summit with Kim Jong-un
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
US administrations don't negotiate. They demand, wanting other nations subservient to their interests. | US global political influence is waning, not growing. Yet its military strength is an ominous force to be reckoned with — armed with super-weapons, willing to do …
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How Saudi Arabia Lost Out To Iran And Turkey Over Failed Qatar Blockade
Mohammed Nuruzzaman | iranian.com | 2018-06-11
The 5th of June was the first anniversary of the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar. Imposed on the accusation that Qatar was sponsoring terrorism and destabilizing the Middle East region, the blockade came as a big shock, a bolt from the blue for the Qataris but they have managed to survive it well. Qatar's capacity to make […] | The post How Saudi Arabia Lost Out To Iran And Turkey Over Failed Qatar Blockade appeared first on The Iranian.
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Have You Been Brainwashed About Gaza?
Uri Avnery | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-11
It's frightening. Unprincipled psychologists, in the service of a malignant regime, use sophisticated techniques in order to control the mind of a person from afar. The term "brainwashing" was born in 1950. It is a Chinese word ("xinao", literally wash brain). Originally it served to describe a technique used — so it was claimed –…
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Sotomayor says Puerto Rico recovery "decades" away
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-11
WASHINGTON–Relying on constant communication with family and friends there, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says Puerto Rico's recovery from last year's smash by two hurricanes is still decades away. And, she adds, the island's difficulties are compounded by "a great deal of red tape" from the federal government. Hurricanes Irma and Maria virtually smashed …

Sotomayor says Puerto Rico recovery “decades” away

Why Blended Primaries are an Assault on Democracy
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-11
California's "jungle primary" system, in which the two candidates who win the most votes advance to the general election in November regardless of their party affiliation, might have resulted in several bizarre outcomes. Look out: given the state's role as a political trendsetter, this weirdness could go national someday. Two Democrats could have wound up…
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Korea, Russia, China: The Neocon-Trump's Strategy
Dimitris Konstantakopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
More than 15 years ago, while I was covering one of the annual Munich Forums on Security, as a journalist, I asked Brent Scawcroft, former US National Security Advisor, what should be the relations of the West with China and …
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G7 vs. G6+1 — The War of Words
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
Background | The war of words has intensified between the U-S and G-7 allies after President Donald Trump retracted his endorsement of the communiqué of the once-united group. | The German chancellor called Trump's abrupt revocation of support for a joint communiqué …
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The American Dream Is Still Alive, But Harder To Achieve
Reza Varjavand | iranian.com | 2018-06-11
I remember vividly when I enter the United States for the first time from Iran in 1973; it was a blustery cold day at the JFK airport in New York City. Things were quite different those days from how they are today. At that time, I was not forced to take off my jacket, belt, […] | The post The American Dream Is Still Alive, But Harder To Achieve appeared first on The Iranian.
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Kate Spade's Suicide Used for Sales Pitch
Fred Gardner | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-11
Super-salesman Doug Jacobs published the following opportunistic and duplicitous letter in the New York Times June 6 re Kate Spade's suicide: The suicide of an admired, accomplished, creative person stings, stirring us to explain why. The common underlying disease is usually depression, and today sadly only about 50 percent of those afflicted enter treatment. The…
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What Donald Trump Doesn't Know About the War of 1812
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-06-11
Donald Trump was under the mistaken impression that Canadians once burned down the White House. But he's not the only one who has a fuzzy sense of the history of the War of 1812. | President Donald Trump has defended his position that protective trade measures against Canada are necessary for reasons of national security and, in">https://www. cnn. com/2018/06/06/politics/war-of-1812-donald-trump-justin-. . . a phone call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leading up to what became a contentious G7 meeting in Quebec, told his Canadian counterpart: "Didn't you guys burn down the White House? " | After details of the May 25 phone call were leaked, the War of 1812 was actually trending">https://twitter. com/CdnEncyclopedia/status/1004429749937029120″>trending on social media. I was oddly giddy. Millions of dollars spent for bicentennial celebrations in Canada in 2012 had been incapable of achieving such attention for this little-understood war.
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Louisiana Homeowner Left to Hold Bayou Bridge Pipeline Accountable for Damaging Her Home
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-06-11
Melinda Tillies learned about the controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline the day its construction began next to her home a couple months ago. As workers prepared the site for the pipeline, the activity made it feel like an earthquake had struck her home, she said, waking her family as their home shook on its foundation, cracking walls and dislodging tiles. | Tillies lives in Youngsville, Louisiana, a suburb of Lafayette. She purchased her dream house just over a year ago, but now she regrets buying it. "The pipeline is way too close to my house for comfort. If I had any idea there would be a pipeline built next to my house, I wouldn't have bought it," she told me. | The pipeline, owned by Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, runs the length of Tillies' property…
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Ex-CIA Head: U.S. Should Be 'Ashamed' of Trump's 'Unstable, Erratic and Thin-Skinned' Attack on Canada's Trudeau
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-11
"Trudeau did not make President Trump look weak," Michael Hayden said. | Retired General Michael Hayden on Monday slammed Donald Trump for his "unstable, erratic and thin-skinned" attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, arguing "President Trump made President Trump look weak" with his crusade against America's closest ally. Hayden said he met the Trump administration's attack on Trudeau with "a mixture of sadness and frankly anger, because no country deserves to be treated that way. ""Certainly having officials in one government criticize the head of government in another country, I don't think where have ever seen that before," Hayden said. "And for God's sake doing it against Canada after the prime minister issued a fairly mild statement about the Canadians just standing their ground. And then to have him attacked on the Sunday morning talk shows. ""It reminded me every inch of [former White. . .
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U.S. Says North Korea Talks Moving Quickly, Trump to Leave Early
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-11
The abrupt change in schedule comes shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seemed to lower expectations for the historic meeting between the president and North Korea's Kim Jong Un. | The post U.S. Says North Korea Talks Moving Quickly, Trump to Leave Early appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Lebanon's Mountains Are Being Destroyed
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-11
Rarely are journalists lost for words. But how do you describe the destruction of entire mountains, the slashing down of tens of thousands of pine trees, the very shape of the landscape changed by more than 3,000 quarries which have ripped apart the geography of Lebanon and made a new map of its blessed and ancient land –…
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'There's a Special Place in Hell' for Those Who Defy the President, Trump Adviser Warns
Common Dreams | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-11
After President Donald Trump drove the U.S. into an all-out trade war with Canada on Saturday with his Twitter outburst threatening to hit America's northern neighbor with even more punitive tariffs, Trump's top trade adviser Peter Navarro placed blame for soaring tensions entirely on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in an interview on Sunday and warned "there's a special place in hell" for those who cross the president. | "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad-faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door," Navarro said in an interview on Fox News, referring to Trudeau's decision to move ahead with retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. after Trump refused to back down from his recently announced steel and aluminum penalties. | Watch:…

'There's a Special Place in Hell' for Those Who Defy the President, Trump Adviser Warns

Video: Syrian Army Repels Series of ISIS Attacks on Syrian-Iraqi Border
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
Last weekend, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies repelled another series of ISIS attacks on the town of al-Bukamal at the Syrian-Iraqi border. ISIS used several suicide bombers and car bombs to break the SAA defense but failed …
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Crimes Against the Earth
Dr. Andrew Glikson | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
"To ignore evil is to become an accomplice" (Martin Luther King) | Humans are of the Earth, physically adapted to its range of climates, gravity, radiation, electro-magnetic field and composition of the atmosphere. Had there ever been a single …
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From Trade War to Class War: Screw Pfizer's Drug Patents
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-06-11
Wars always have unpredictable outcomes. It is unlikely that George W. Bush anticipated that the Iraq war would destabilize the Middle East for two decades, and possibly quite a bit longer. World War I resulted in the collapse of four European empires and emergence of the Soviet Union as a world power. | In this vein, we can hope that something positive may emerge from Donald Trump's ill-conceived trade war. Specifically, it may lead the United States and the world to re-examine the system of patent and copyright monopolies that we have been expanding and extending for the last four decades. | While the Trump administration's tactics and goals seem to be constantly shifting, the one thing that has won applause from the Washington elite is cracking down on China's "theft" of our intellectual property. As Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell aptly
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A Weak and Divided Iraq Is Stumbling Towards an Unbalanced Future
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
The US, Iran and Saudi Arabia have each sent their respective representatives to Iraq to support the re-election of Haidar al-Abadi. This aim, far from achieving a stable Iraq, will rather keep the country weak and politically divided between …
globalresearch.ca/a-weak-and-divided-ira…

The Geostrategy that Guides Trump's Foreign Policies
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
According to Alastair Crooke, writing at Strategic Culture, on June 5th: | "Trump's US aims for 'domination', not through the globalists' permanent infrastructure of the US defence umbrella, but through the smart leveraging of the US dollar and financial …
globalresearch.ca/the-geostrategy-that-g…

'New York Times' Teams Up with Israel to Smear Slain Medic Razzan al-Najjar as 'Complex,' Not Innocent
Donald Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
The New York Times today printed a long article giving credence to Israeli claims that Razzan al-Najjar, the young medic killed by an Israeli sniper a week ago, was not innocent. The article takes at face value Israel's desperate …
globalresearch.ca/new-york-times-teams-u…

The Foundation for International Justice Is Anti-Imperialism
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
The United States has had a policy of imperialism beginning after the Civil War. The US way of war, developed against Indigenous peoples, spread worldwide as the US sought to extend its power through military force, economic dominance and …
globalresearch.ca/the-foundation-for-int…

Edward E. Sadlowski, 79; a champion of labor
Ed Sadlowski, Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-11
Edward Eugene "Oilcan" Sadlowski (September 10, 1938 — June 10, 2018) "Oilcan" passed away today June 10, after a hard struggle with Lewy body dementia. He was born in Chicago, IL, on September 10, 1938, across the street from the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (S.W.O.C) Union Hall. He was the son of Edward and Mildred (Sanders) Sadlowski. A great …

Edward E. Sadlowski, 79; a champion of labor

The Curious Case of the Left's Silence on Julian Assange
Dennis J Bernstein | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-11
Julian Assange remains cut off from the world in Ecuador's London embassy, shut off from friends, relatives and thousands of supporters, leaving him unable to do his crucial work, as John Pilger discusses with Dennis J. Bernstein. | The post The Curious Case of the Left's Silence on Julian Assange appeared first on MintPress News.

The Curious Case of the Left's Silence on Julian Assange

Can We Stop FERC From Rushing Us Toward Climate Catastrophe?
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-06-11
It could be argued that, outside of the companies involved in the actual extraction, transmission and sale of fossil fuels, no group of people on Earth can take as much responsibility for our current climate catastrophe as the commissioners at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). | In 1977, FERC was established to regulate national energy policy independently of Congress and even, to a great extent, the president. The commissioners are nominated by the president and then confirmed by the Senate. Under the Natural Gas Act (1938), FERC reviews interstate pipeline applications for "convenience and necessity," as well as compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). | Around the US, leaks and explosions, as well as air, soil and water pollution have motivated people to push back against pipelines and compressor stations. While FERC has ostensibly reviewed the proposals, it is…
truthout.org/articles/can-we-stop-ferc-f…

Here's Why Only One in Four Women Who Have Been Sexually Harassed Tell Their Employers
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-06-11
On May 30, a grand jury indicted Harvey Weinstein on charges he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him. And new allegations and lawsuits against the movie producer continue to pile up. | Since the earliest reports of his abuse came out in October, scores of women in Hollywood have taken to social media and shared their own stories of sexual assault and harassment by Weinstein. And thanks to the #MeToo movement, women in a range of professions have also found their voices heard, helping topple dozens of other once-powerful men in entertainment, media, sports, business, politics and the judiciary. | But a question #MeToo has been asking since the beginning is how will this affect the lives of women far from the high-powered worlds of Hollywood and Washington. Is this…
truthout.org/articles/heres-why-only-one…

The Politics of Virtue
ADRIAN KUZMINSKI | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-11
The Wikipedia–which may be the closest thing we have to a common standard of what things mean in our culture–tells us that a demagogue is…
counterpunch.org/2018/06/11/the-politics…

Pope Francis to Big Oil: You're Going to Hell If You Don't Go Green
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-11
Pope Francis on Saturday forthrightly reminded Big Oil that climate change is a moral issue. | The Pontiff quoted his Encyclical, Laudato Si, to representatives of ExxonMobil, Total, BP and many others, saying, "There is no time to lose: We received the earth as a garden-home from the Creator; let us not pass it on to future generations as a wilderness". | Unlike President Trump, the Vatican has a whole bevy of science advisers. What a comedown for Americans proud of our First Amendment and republican spirit, that the Vatican is now demonstrably more progressive than is the United State of America. | The Pope said, | "Air quality, sea levels, adequate fresh water reserves, climate control and the balance of delicate ecosystems — all are necessarily affected by the ways that human beings satisfy their "thirst" for energy, often,…
truthdig.com/articles/pope-francis-to-bi…

Russia: US-backed Syrian Rebels Preparing Another Chemical Weapons "Provocation" in Syria
SouthFront | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-11
Major General Igor Konashenkov said Russia has intelligence that the Free Syrian Army is going to stage a "chemical attack" in the village of Haql al-Jafara to accuse the Syrian government of conducting it. | The post Russia: US-backed Syrian Rebels Preparing Another Chemical Weapons "Provocation" in Syria appeared first on MintPress News.

Russia: US-backed Syrian Rebels Preparing Another Chemical Weapons "Provocation" in Syria

The American Exceptionalism Myth and the Selling of U.S. Domination
Geoffrey O'Neill | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-11
I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being. — Barack Obama, 2015. From birth, Americans are expected to believe in the notion of U.S. superiority over other peoples in other nations. The daily school ritual of pledging allegiance to the flag and playing the national anthem at sporting events–whether the Super Bowl or…
counterpunch.org/2018/06/11/the-american…

In China the SCO Is Conducting a Productive and Civilised Summit While the G7 Is One Big Argument Inside a Political Circus
Adam Garrie | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
The sun rising in the east | The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Qingdao has not formally begun and already the Presidents of China and Kazakhstan have met to discuss deepening trade ties with a particular emphasis on Astana's participation …
globalresearch.ca/in-china-the-sco-is-co…

Trade and Protectionism: Is Trump Trying to Destroy the Western Alliance?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
What a glorious idea. The Trumpophobic NYT ignored reality claiming it, referring to the Quebec, Canada G7 summit ending acrimoniously, the US president refusing to sign a concluding statement over trade issues. | Post-WW II, Washington constructed a Western alliance, NATO …
globalresearch.ca/trade-and-protectionis…

'He's Mentally Ill': Trump Ghostwriter Warns 'Fragile' and 'Unstable' Trump Will Continue Attacking U.S. Allies
Brad Reed, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-06-11
Tony Schwartz knows a thing or two about how Donald Trump operates. | Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter who actually wrote "The Art of the Deal," said that President Donald Trump's wild attacks on longtime American allies will likely only grow worse. Schwartz began by saying Trump's behavior is entirely consistent with how he's behaved in the past when he's let his ego destroy personal relationships with others. "His interest is almost entirely about how he is seen or how he thinks he's seen," Schwartz explained. "And therefore his perspective is a very. . . it's wearing blinders. All he cares about right now, particularly in light of what happened at the G7, is that he can restore in his own mind his sense of self. And what's so fragile in Trump is his sense of self. "Schwartz went on to say that Trump instinctively lashes out at. . .
www.alternet.org/hes-mentally-ill-trump-…

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Jeff Danziger | truthdig.com | 2018-06-11
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The UK's Conflict, Stability and Security Fund
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office website page makes clear what the objectives of the 'Conflict, Stability and Security Fund' are. It states that it: "provides development and security support to countries which are at risk of conflict or instability. It's …
globalresearch.ca/the-uks-conflict-stabi…

Iran, India And Pompeo's Demands
Gary Leupp | iranian.com | 2018-06-11
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 […] | The post Iran, India And Pompeo's Demands appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/06/11/iran-india-pompeo…

G6+1 on Russia
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
Following G6+1 talks, Trump left early for a Tuesday Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un — without signing the forum's eight-page communique, released on Saturday. | It was unjustifiably tough on Russia. In response to Trump's call for readmitting the …
globalresearch.ca/g61-on-russia/5643717

White House Releases Agenda For Tuesday's Historic Trump-Kim Summit
ZeroHedge.com | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-11
The White House has released the much-anticipated agenda of Tuesday's Trump-Kim summit — which will be a one-day event after all — and discloses that Trump will meet with the North Korean leader tomorrow morning at 9: 00 a.m., after which the two presidents (or dictators according to Abby Huntsman) will participate in a one-on-one meeting, with translators only and no media, an expanded bilateral meeting, and a working lunch. | The U.S. delegation at tomorrow's expanded meeting will also include Sec. of State Mike Pompeo, Chief of Staff John Kelly, and National Security Advisor John Bolton. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Ambassador Sung Kim, and National Security Council Senior Director for Asia Matt Pottinger will join for the working lunch. | And echoing Pompeo's earlier comments that talks are going quicker than expected, Trump — just like Kim — is expected to depart…

White House Releases Agenda For Tuesday's Historic Trump-Kim Summit

Erdogan Prepping New War Pitched as an Anti-PKK Operation
James Carey | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-11
On Friday, the Turkish government announced yet another illegal incursion into a neighboring country. This time the target isn't Syria but Iraq, more specifically, the headquarters of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) — a group deemed terrorists by Turkey, the European Union, and the US — in the northern Qandil Mountains. | According to remarks made by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Friday, Turkey is already prepared to launch this operation and that the military has already "been positioned some 30 km into northern Iraq, working to prevent infiltrations and terror activities there." Much like the operations in Syria, Yildrim says Turkey is again only doing what is necessary for "border security." | Unlike Turkey's Syria campaigns, Yildrim did say that this time Iraq (and their ally Iran) would not oppose a larger Turkish presence as…

Erdogan Prepping New War Pitched as an Anti-PKK Operation

Islamophobia at the Highest Levels As Trump Mainstreams Anti-Muslim Bigotry
Arnold Isaacs | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-11
Given the continuing well-funded campaigns by the Islamophobes and continuing support from their enablers in the Trump administration, starting with the president himself, it seems unlikely that this trend will be reversed any time soon. | The post Islamophobia at the Highest Levels As Trump Mainstreams Anti-Muslim Bigotry appeared first on MintPress News.

Islamophobia at the Highest Levels As Trump Mainstreams Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Climate Change Risks of Fracking Outweigh Benefits
Ruth Hayhurst | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-11
Featured image: Cuadrilla's Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool, 1 May 2018. Photo: Ros Wills | The scale of harm from shale gas to health is uncertain, but the danger of exacerbating climate change is not, two professors of public …
globalresearch.ca/climate-change-risks-o…

There and back again: RT looks at Facebook eyeing humans for 'fake news' check
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-11
After getting rid of its news trending team and switching to algorithms to combat fake news, Facebook seems to be back on track at hiring human news-checkers. RT looks at the twists and turns of social media giant. …
www.rt.com/usa/429384-facebook-fake-news…

123 Deaths a Day: Inside the Public Health Crisis of Rising Suicide Rates in the United States
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-06-11
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found the U.S. suicide rate rose by 25 percent over the past two decades. Topping the list was North Dakota, where suicides have risen by 57 percent from 1999 levels. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. For more, we speak with Dr. J. John Mann about this public health crisis. He is a psychiatry professor at Columbia University, a division director at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and a past president of the International Academy of Suicide Research and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
www.democracynow.org/2018/6/11/123_death…

US special operations soldier killed, four others wounded in Somalia
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-11
The threat is emerging that Somalia will become the arena for the same kind of US-backed bloodbath that is being carried out, on the opposite side of the Gulf of Aden, in Yemen.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/11/soma…

Australian government has obligation to protect Julian Assange
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-11
The Turnbull government must exercise its discretion to request from Britain the safe passage of Julian Assange to Australia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/11/legl…

Press conference to be held in Sydney ahead of rallies in defence of Assange
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-11
Canberra must meet its obligations to protect Julian Assange, as it did for Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/11/pres…

Two refugee suicides follow Trump's "zero-tolerance" order
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-11
The deaths are a direct consequence of the attack on refugees and immigrants ordered by the White House.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/11/immi…

Allegheny Technologies steelworker speaks out on teachers' strikes
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-11
A longtime steelworker, and veteran of the bitter Allegheny Technologies lockout of 2015-2016, explains her support for the struggles being waged by teachers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/11/stee…

This week in history: June 11-17
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-11
25 years ago: US military slaughters Somali civiliansOn June 11, 1993, six months after US troops landed in Somalia for the supposed purpose of feeding starving people, US warplanes reduced large parts of the capital city, Mogadishu, to rubble, while United Nations troops carried out house-to-house raids and cold-blooded massacres.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/11/twih…

Robert De Niro launches lazy F-bomb at Trump on live TV, crowd goes way too wild
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-11
Actor Robert De Niro used the opportunity of the Tony Award ceremony to fling insults at the US president. Two expletives earned him a standing ovation and a shower of admiration from the liberal crowd. …
www.rt.com/usa/429361-deniro-trump-swear…

Woman drives children in cages as 'no room in car,' gets charged after VIDEO goes viral
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-11
A Memphis grandmother has been arrested after a video went viral which appeared to show her releasing two children from animal cages in the back of her car. …
www.rt.com/usa/429394-memphis-woman-chil…

New York Gang Database Expanded by 70 Percent Under Mayor Bill de Blasio
Alice Speri | theintercept.com | 2018-06-11
New Yorkers have been added to the NYPD gang database under de Blasio at a rate of 342 people per month, nearly three times the rate of the prior decade. | The post New York Gang Database Expanded by 70 Percent Under Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/06/11/new-york-gan…

He's still at it: Trump launches new barrage at 'bragging' Trudeau & 'unfair' Europe
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-11
US President Donald Trump, apparently still fuming over "dishonest and weak" Justin Trudeau for threatening to respond to US tariffs in kind, took to Twitter to slam the Canadian PM again and vent his anger at the tight-fisted EU. …
www.rt.com/usa/429363-trump-twitter-euro…

Eyewitness images reveal devastation of Colorado wildfires (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-11
Authorities have issued a forest-wide closure order in Colorado, warning residents and ramblers to stay out of the forest while the threat of wildfires remain high. …
www.rt.com/usa/429413-colorado-wildfire-…

The pseudo-left stabs Assange in the back
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-11
Despite initially voicing opposition to the attack on Assange, the entire gamut of the middle-class "left" has either ignored, downplayed or supported Assange's persecution.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/11/assa…

Congolese Democracy Activist's Death Mourned
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-06-11
On Sunday, the Democratic Republic of Congo lost Luc Nkulula, a democracy activist and a leader in the nonviolent opposition to President Joseph Kabila's rule. Luc, one of the bravest people I've ever met, died on June 9 in a fire at his home in the eastern city of Goma. | Luc Nkulula | © Private | Luc, 33, was a pillar of the youth movement Struggle for Change (LUCHA) since its start in 2012. He dedicated his life to teaching Congolese about their rights and how to use peaceful protest, leading campaigns to demand access to water in Goma and protest insecurity and massacres in eastern Congo. In recent years he called for Kabila to step down in accordance with the constitution and allow for credible, transparent elections. | Congolese security forces arrested Luc often…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/11/congolese-de…

The G7 summit collapses
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-11
The acrimonious breakdown of the G7 summit gave jarring expression to the tensions ripping apart the crisis-ridden world geopolitical order.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/11/pers…

At the Trump-Kim Summit, Human Rights Are on the Agenda
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-06-11
A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un in Washignton, DC, U.S. May 17, 2018 and in Panmunjom, South Korea, April 27, 2018 respectively. | © 2018 Reuters | US President Donald Trump is set to meet tomorrow with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore in one of the stranger diplomatic détentes in post-Cold War history. | Those of us who work on North Korea are used to the weirdness, so the road to the June 12 summit has been familiarly bizarre: Trump's threats of "fire, fury and frankly power," the strangely large envelope at the White House, news of CIA reports that Kim might allow a hamburger franchise to open in Pyongyang, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's meeting in New York with one…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/11/trump-kim-su…

Trump and Kim prepare for Tuesday's unpredictable summit
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-11
No matter the results of the meeting, it will only exacerbate the underlying US conflict with China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/11/summ…

New evidence of more Australian special forces' war crimes in Afghanistan
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-11
After years of official cover-up, a third closed-door inquiry is being conducted in an attempt to whitewash the abuses.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/11/sasa…

Quebec City anti-G7 protest forced to "run police gauntlet" its entire route
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-11
The massive military-style deployment in Quebec's capital underscores that Canada's ruling elite, like those of its G-7 allies, is intent on criminalizing social opposition.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/11/qcpr…

Trump: An American Dream–Documentary traces rise of New York real estate billionaire
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-06-11
The series depicts the swamp of financial speculation, capitalist politics and degraded culture out of which Trump emerged to claim the presidency.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/06/11/trum…

'There's a special place in hell' for Trudeau for backstabbing Trump, White House trade adviser says
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-11
It's open season on Justin Trudeau in the Trump administration, with the White House trade council chief launching an attack on the Canadian PM, saying there is a "special place in hell" for anyone who double-crosses his boss. …
www.rt.com/usa/429360-place-in-hell-trud…

Michael Eric Dyson on NFL Protests, Malcolm Jenkins & Listening to Black Americans on Issues of Race
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-06-11
Last week Donald Trump abruptly called off a planned visit by the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles, tweeting, "Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!" While not a single Eagles player kneeled during the national anthem in the 2017 season, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins did protest by raising a fist during the national anthem, in what has become one of the most enduring images of the protests. Last week, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins silently held up a series of signs to reporters in a team locker room in response to their questions about the cancellation of the team's White House visit. For more, we speak with Michael Eric Dyson, professor, political analyst and author. His latest book is "What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America."
www.democracynow.org/2018/6/11/michael_e…

Vitalina Koval, LGBTI activist from Ukraine
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-06-11
www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2018…

Remembering UK's Grenfell Tower Blaze
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-06-11
A year ago, the London district of North Kensington awoke to disaster. | Street art in Ladbroke Grove, West London, commemorating the victims of Grenfell Tower fire, December 2017. | © 2017 Benjamin Ward/Human Rights Watch | A horrific night-time fire had ripped through Grenfell Tower, a high-rise block containing mostly social housing. It killed 71 people and a stillborn baby. It injured seventy, left hundreds homeless, and traumatized thousands. The tragedy resonates far beyond the local area. | Justice has been a key demand for the families of those who died in the June 14 blaze. The UK government has a responsibility under human rights law to investigate deaths that may be the result of a failing by the state, such as poor fire safety rules, and ensure those affected can…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/11/remembering-…

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