2018-06-14: News Headlines

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya (2018-06-14). The Division of Eurasia: Threats of Nuclear War and the Korean Peninsula. globalresearch.ca Relevant article first published on December 6, 2015. | The following article was presented in Berlin, Germany at the Second International Symposium on Peace and Prosperity in Korea on November 25, 2015. The paper deals with Northeast Asian security from a …

Joe Lauria (2018-06-14). Democrats Are Putting Partisanship and Power Before Peace. mintpressnews.com In 1972 Democrats were able to praise Nixon for going to China, but the reaction to Trump's summit in Singapore shows how far, or not, we've come since then, says Joe Lauria.

Thomas Knapp (2018-06-14). North Korea: Pelosi Versus Peace. counterpunch.org Which is worse: The specter of nuclear war, or giving US president Donald Trump credit for a significant diplomatic accomplishment? In her official statement on Trump's Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi makes it clear that a few million incinerated human beings are a small price to pay More

Jake Johnson (2018-06-14). Peace Is "Bad for Business": Defence Stocks Plummet After Trump-Kim Summit. globalresearch.ca Featured image: The LAV III armoured vehicle (AV) is the latest in the Generation III Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) series of armoured cars built by General Dynamics Land Systems, and is the primary mechanized infantry vehicle of the Canadian Army….

Geoff Dutton (2018-06-14). Pity the Immigrant Warrior: How NPR Elides Facts to Further Hegemony. counterpunch.org It's universal. We all gripe about how news media—TV and radio network news, newspapers, and Internet news sites—intentionally distort and selectively oversimplify reality, and we like to say so in letters to the editor and online comments. Complaints about media bias are as old as the town crier, and today are institutionalized online. A bunch More

The Conversation (2018-06-14). John McCain Helped Build an America That No Longer Reflects His Values. alternet.org The senator exists his career with hostility from a right-wing now unreceptive to the positions he has long embodied. | Arizona Sen. John McCain — scion of Navy brass, flyboy turned Vietnam war hero and tireless defender of American global leadership — now faces terminal brain cancer. I am a scholar of American politics. And I believe that, regardless of his storied biography and personal charm, three powerful trends in American politics thwarted McCain's lifelong ambition to be president. They were the rise of the Christian right, partisan polarization and declining public support for foreign wars. Republican McCain was a champion of bipartisan legislating, an approach that served him and the Senate well. But as political divides have grown, bipartisanship has fallen out of favor. Most recently, McCain opposed Gina Haspel as CIA director for "her refusal to acknowledge. . .

Robert Parry (2018-06-14). How 'Regime Change' Wars Led to Korea Crisis. globalresearch.ca in relation to the recent Kim-Trump summit, we republish this article on the denuclearization game of the United States by the late Robert Parry first published in September 2017. | *** | It is a popular meme in the U.S. media to …

Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch (2018-06-14). How American Greed Led to a World in Decline. alternet.org We find our planet with ever more failed states, destroyed cities, displaced people, and right-wing "populist" governments. | Think of it as the all-American version of the human comedy: a great power that eternally knows what the world needs and offers copious advice with a tone deafness that would be humorous if it weren't so grim. If you look, you can find examples of this just about anywhere. Here, for instance, is a passage in the New York Times from a piece on the topsy-turvy Trumpian negotiations that preceded the Singapore summit. "The Americans and South Koreans," wrote reporter Motoko Rich, "want to persuade the North that continuing to funnel most of the country's resources into its military and nuclear programs shortchanges its citizens' economic well-being. But the North does not see the two as mutually exclusive. "Think about that for a. . .

Samantha Borek (2018-06-14). How the Last Superpower Was Unchained: American Wars and Self-Decline. truthout.org Think of it as the all-American version of the human comedy: a great power that eternally knows what the world needs and offers copious advice with a tone deafness that would be humorous, if it weren't so grim. If you look, you can find examples of this just about anywhere. Here, for instance, is a passage in the New York Times from a piece on the topsy-turvy Trumpian negotiations that preceded the Singapore summit. "The Americans and South Koreans," wrote reporter Motoko Rich, "want to persuade the North that continuing to funnel most of the country's resources into its military and nuclear programs shortchanges its citizens' economic well-being. But the North does not see the two as mutually exclusive." | Think about that for a moment. The US has, of course, embarked on a trillion-dollar-plus upgrade of its already…

Samantha Borek (2018-06-14). If Michael Cohen Is Ready to Flip, What Does That Mean for Donald Trump? truthout.org President Donald Trump assured us on Wednesday that his personal chemistry with Kim Jong Un is so powerful that North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat. And we learned that the Department of Homeland Security is tightening up security at the Canadian border, so we are prepared to repel any invasion from our new enemies to the north. Over the past week, everyone has been so focused on the trivia of President Trump blowing up the G7 and fawning over Kim like a schoolboy with his first crush that we almost missed the news that the White House is in nuclear meltdown over Michael Cohen. | Gabriel Sherman reported this in Vanity Fair a couple of days ago: | According to a source close to Cohen, Cohen has told friends that he expects to be arrested any day now.

Mark Fiore (2018-06-14). The Axis of Allies (Video). truthdig.com President Trump tweeted, "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea." I hope he's right. Entering the summit in full praise mode, it seems like Trump was determined to get some great photos with Kim Jong Un and call this meeting a success, no matter what. | As far as the " art of the deal" goes, Kim Jong Un signed a vaguely worded declaration reaffirming his previous affirmations about disarmament that he kinda' sorta' broke before. In exchange, he became an instant celebrity and is now seen as a world leader who can get the president of the United States to fly around the world and offer him effusive praise in person. | Never mind the nukes and the human rights stuff, this guy is "talented!" He's so…

Nader Habibi (2018-06-14). Iran's Mild Response To Truckers' Strike Could Be Due To Trump's Influence. iranian.com Last month, the Trump administration backed out of the 2015 deal his predecessor made with Iran that traded giving up nuclear ambitions for sanctions relief. The U.S. is expected to soon tighten the screws even further by imposing the "strongest sanctions in history" in an effort to limit Iran's missile program as well as achieve broader aims of restraining […]

Heather Digby Parton, Salon (2018-06-14). If Michael Cohen Is Facing Arrest and Ready to Flip, What's Next for Donald Trump? alternet.org Next act in the tangled Cohen drama: He's almost ready to cut a deal — but the Trumps are paying his legal bills | President Donald Trump assured us on Wednesday that his personal chemistry with Kim Jong-un is so powerful that North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat. And we learned that the Department of Homeland Security is tightening up security at the Canadian border, so we are prepared to repel any invasion from our new enemies to the north. Over the past week everyone has been so focused on the trivia of President Trump blowing up the G7 and fawning over Kim like a schoolboy with his first crush that we almost missed the news that the White House is in nuclear meltdown over Michael Cohen. Gabriel Sherman reported this in Vanity Fair a couple of days ago: According. . .

Wayne Madsen (2018-06-14). The US and NATO Are Establishing Terrorist Bases in Europe. mintpressnews.com NATO and the United States, which, together, claim to be fighting some sort of amorphous "global war on terrorism," have enabled a terrorist group to establish bases in two NATO member states.

Jared Porter (2018-06-14). AT&T — TimeWarner Merger: A Disaster for Consumers when Combined with Net Neutrality Repeal (Pt. 1/2). therealnews.com The argument that this merger, which will create one of the world's largest media giants, is not anti-competitive lacks all basis in reality, says Jeff Cohen of RootsAction.org and FAIR

Cherise (2018-06-14). Detained Immigrant Children Stay in Shelters That Are Already Full and Aren't Equipped for Babies. truthout.org The Trump administration is deliberately taking immigrant children away from their parents. This practice, which has already elicited objections from the United Nations, is being applied when foreign families are either caught crossing the border without documents or if they turn themselves in to seek refugee status. | Many of these children are under the age of 4 and some are infants, according to media reports and rights advocates. | Just like when immigration authorities and border agents encounter children who arrive on their own, kids from families the government splits up initially spend a few days in federally run processing centers that are by all accounts ill-suited for child care. Then they are relocated to approximately 100 federally funded shelters run largely by nonprofit organizations or put into foster care homes supervised by many of the…

Max Blumenthal (2018-06-14). Documents Show Private Intelligence Web Behind Global Surveillance Program. globalresearch.ca Internal documents exclusively obtained by the Grayzone Project (and embedded after this article) show how Cambridge Analytica's UK-based parent company, SCL group, conducted a surveillance operation in Yemen called Project Titania. The initiative relied on psychological profiling, "strategic communications campaigns," …

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-06-14). John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Each Donate $72,000 to the ACLU for Trump's Birthday — And Offer a Blistering Critique of His Presidency. alternet.org The power couple marked the "auspicious occasion" with a donation from every member of their four-person family. | It's Donald Trump's 72nd birthday, and in order to celebrate the "auspicious occasion," frequent critic Chrissy Teigen and her husband, John Legend, donated 72,000 to the ACLU—and offered a blistering critique of the president's policies. "John and I are outraged to see and hear the horror stories of immigrant families seeking asylum and refuge in America being ripped apart due to the inhumane policies of the Trump administration," Teigen wrote in message posted to Twitter. "These actions are cruel, anti-family, and go against everything we believe this country should represent. "Teigen wrote the ACLU is "committed to defending the rights and humanity of these vulnerable families" and "holding the Trump administration accountable whenever possible. ""The president celebrated his 72nd birthday today," Teigen wrote. "On this auspicious occasion,. . .

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-06-14). James Comey Used His Personal Email and Laptop While Conducting FBI Business: DOJ Inspector General's Report. alternet.org And internal watchdog dinged James Comey for operating in a manner "inconsistent with the FBI Policy Statement. " | Former FBI director James Comey used his personal email to conduct official FBI business, even as he publicly criticized Hillary Clinton over her use of a personal email during her time as Secretary of State. The news comes as part of the Department of Justice Inspector General's report released Thursday that was highly critical of Comey's handling of the Clinton email investigation and found his own use of a personal account was "inconsistent" with FBI policy, HuffPost reports. Per the inspector general's report, Comey said he used his personal email when he was crafting speeches or organization-wide emails with unclassified information. Comey told investigators he used two phones and his own laptop for unclassified work. According to HuffPost, "asked if his use of a personal. . .

Staff (2018-06-14). Two Important International Votes Condemn Israeli Occupation. truthdig.com A U.N. General Assembly resolution that condemns recent violence in Gaza is adopted, while the Indian Student Federation boycotts Hewlett Packard for its involvement in the oppression of Palestinians.

Michael Snyder (2018-06-14). The Real Economic Numbers: 21.5 Percent Unemployment, 10 Percent Inflation and Negative Economic Growth. globalresearch.ca Every time the mainstream media touts some "wonderful new economic numbers" I just want to cringe. Yes, it is true that the economic numbers have gotten slightly better since Donald Trump entered the White House, but the rosy economic picture …

Stephen Lendman (2018-06-14). Monstrous AT&T/Time Warner Merger. globalresearch.ca Federal courts are supremely pro-business, including the nation's highest one throughout its history. | The nation's first Supreme Court chief justice John Jay arrogantly said America should be run by the people who own it. The nation's second president John Adams …

Jonathan Ofir (2018-06-14). 'Every Bullet Has a Precise Address' — Another Israeli Journalist Justifies the Massacre. globalresearch.ca Featured image: Dan Margalit | This logic has been uttered by a prominent Israeli journalist: Mass shootings of Palestinians have saved their lives. Reporting from the sniper positions near the Gaza fence, Dan Margalit writes in his Hebrew-only Haaretz opinion (Saturday): …

Mark Gruenberg (2018-06-14). Auto Workers still frustrated in organizing the South. peoplesworld.org DETROIT—Even Dennis Williams admits there's a problem. In his address and report to his union, the retiring president of the Auto Workers touched upon his union's — and labor's — greatest frustration: Organizing the South. From Virginia sweeping through Texas and Oklahoma, the South is the nation's fastest-growing and least-unionized region. And they're all so-called […]…

Press TV (2018-06-14). Syria's President Assad Says US, French, Turks, Israeli Troops Are Occupying Forces. globalresearch.ca Assad made the remarks on Wednesday during an interview with the al-Alam News Network, where he stressed that Syria's position is to support "any act of resistance, whether against terrorists or against occupying forces regardless of their nationality." | Referring to …

James M. Dorsey (2018-06-14). Saudi Arabia Drags Geopolitical Baggage on to the World Cup Pitch. globalresearch.ca Saudi Arabia has much at stake when its national soccer team enters the pitch for the opening match of the 2018 World Cup in Moscow. | With politics a permanent fixture, Saudi Arabia is playing in the World Cup finals …

Merula Furtado (2018-06-14). Ohio's Junk Mail Trick Led the Supreme Court to Approve Jim Crow Voter Purge. truthout.org Monday's Supreme Court decision blessing Ohio's removal of half a million voters was ultimately decided on the issue of a postcard. | Now that little postcard threatens the voting rights of millions—but it can be reversed. | The instant-news media, working from press releases, not the Supreme Court's decision itself, said that Husted, Ohio Secretary of State v. A. Philip Randolph Institute was about whether Ohio has the right to remove voters who failed to cast ballots in two federal election cycles. | Nope. | Even the Court's right-wing majority concedes that federal law strictly forbids removing voters because they skipped some elections. The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 states that a voter purge program "shall not result in the removal of the name of any person … by reason of the person's failure to vote." | But here's the trick:…

Samantha Borek (2018-06-14). Residents on Both Sides of the Border Try to Help Asylum Seekers Illegally Turned Away by US Government. truthout.org Under President Trump's new "zero tolerance" policy, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called for people seeking asylum to follow the law and go to official ports of entry to request help. But asylum seekers at international bridges across the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas have been blocked by Border Patrol agents who say they are unable to process them. In some cases, asylum seekers—including women and young children—have been told to wait for days and even weeks on international bridges over the border, often in extreme heat. Residents on both sides of the border have responded by bringing food, water and clothing to people as they wait to be processed. Democracy Now! producer Renée Feltz followed some of them as they delivered aid, and interviewed Jennifer Harbury, a human rights lawyer who has lived in the Rio Grande Valley for over…

Bill Morlin (2018-06-14). Twin death penalties imposed against white supremacists in prison murder. splcenter.org Two white supremacists who murdered a fellow inmate in a Texas federal prison were immediately sentenced to death following a jury verdict this week in Houston.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-06-14). AT&T — TimeWarner Merger: A Disaster for Consumers when Combined with Net Neutrality Repeal (Pt. 2/2). therealnews.com The argument that this merger, which will create one of the world's largest media giants, is not anti-competitive lacks all basis in reality, says Jeff Cohen of RootsAction.org and FAIR

Will Podmore (2018-06-14). Brexit at Two. counterpunch.org Almost two years after the referendum, and every day the media is dominated by conflicting stories about Brexit. Amid the fog of political war it's impossible to know exactly what is happening. But one thing is clear: the people of Britain cannot rely on the existing political order to carry out a clear instruction on More

Candice Bernd, Truthout (2018-06-14). The False Choice Between Jailing Children and Separating Families. alternet.org The Trump administration is asking Congress to roll back protections for migrant children in immigration laws to allow DHS officials to more easily jail and deport them. | The Trump administration is giving Congress an ultimatum: overturn legal limits on the incarceration of children and expand family detention, or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will continue to separate families who illegally cross the border. The administration is asking Congress to roll back protections for migrant children in immigration laws to allow DHS officials to more easily jail and deport them. The changes would also make it more difficult for children to pursue asylum. Moreover, White House officials are blaming Democrats for an increase in migrants at the border, saying their refusal to spend more on border security has given immigrants fleeing Central America incentives to enter the US without permission. "The. . .

Chauncey K. Robinson (2018-06-14). 'We won't be silent anymore': Poor People's Campaign speaks to Congress. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Tuesday, June 12, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., convened a forum at the U.S. Capitol to examine poverty in America. Panelists included the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, and individuals who shared their personal stories about poverty and economic injustice. Their […]…

Jill Richardson, Common Dreams (2018-06-14). Scott Pruitt's Corruption Is Bad, But His Planetary Sabotage Is Worse. alternet.org Gutting protections against toxic chemicals is just one way in which Pruitt has assaulted the environment while in office. | Did you hear that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, is so corrupt that he spent $1,560 on 12 customized fountain pens? Or that he spent another $43,000 on a soundproof phone booth in violation of government spending laws? Pruitt's big spending on the taxpayer dime has earned him well-deserved scrutiny and outrage. But what's really outrageous is what he's doing with the EPA. While Pruitt was getting headlines for having taxpayer-funded aides do his private business, his EPA just gutted an Obama-era law to protect Americans from toxic chemicals. For four decades, the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 did little to require that all new chemicals (or untested old ones) were properly vetted for safety before. . .

Lauren Walker (2018-06-14). Constitution Talk. truthout.org With your host: Rudy Giuliani!

Brad Reed, Raw Story (2018-06-14). Watch: BBC Shares Video Aired by North Korea of Trump Appearing to Salute Kim's General. alternet.org The footage comes from North Korea's state-run propaganda outlet. | North Korea's state news service this week has aired footage that purports to show President Donald Trump saluting one of leader Kim Jong-un's generals. The footage, which has not yet been verified as authentic, shows Trump in Singapore shaking hands with assorted North Korean officials. When he approaches a uniformed general, the president initially holds out his hand for a handshake. The general responds by giving the president a salute — and the president, in turn salutes back. The general then extends his hand for a formal handshake. Watch the video, which was captured by the BBC's global media monitoring service, below. North Korean TV has aired its first footage of the #TrumpKimSummit. Look out for the handshake/salute confusion 55 seconds in. pic. twitter. com/JS5yEUprgz— BBC Monitoring (@BBCMonitoring) June 14, 2018 | Related Stories: Here Are the 7 Most Ridiculous Moments from Trump's Latest Fox News InterviewRepublican Party Chair Appears to Threaten Americans Who Don't Support Trump in Authoritarian TweetThe Fox News Propaganda Machine Has Systematically Dodged Reports About Paul Manafort's Legal Problems

Ed Rampell (2018-06-14). O'Neill's autobiographical 'Long Day's Journey into Night' a must-see. peoplesworld.org BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—The Bristol Old Vic Production of Long Day's Journey Into Night is a masterful rendition of Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece about the human condition. The British cast is led by the venerable Jeremy Irons, who won an Oscar for 1990's Reversal of Fortune, and Lesley Manville, who was Academy Award-nominated this year for portraying […]…

Samantha Borek (2018-06-14). Labor's New Terrain: Working on the Supply Chain Gang. truthout.org A factory fire recently illustrated just how vulnerable are the supply chains at the heart of the global economy. The fire was at a single supplier—yet it forced Ford to temporarily halt production of the nation's bestselling truck, the F-150. | Think how much leverage workers could have if we acted like the fire. | This is exactly how large-scale organizing happened in the auto industry. In late 1936, members of the newly organized Auto Workers (UAW) struck several General Motors plants to win union recognition. A month later, GM still hadn't budged. | But in February 1937, workers in Flint, Michigan, occupied Chevrolet Plant 4. In less than two weeks, one of the most powerful corporations on earth capitulated. | What made the Flint plant occupation so much more powerful than the prior strikes? It was Chevy 4's strategic position: this single…

Staff (2018-06-14). From 'Dotard' to 'Supreme Leader': North Korea Rehabs Trump. truthdig.com PYONGYANG, North Korea—North Koreans are getting a new look at U.S. President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It's a far cry from the "dotard" label their government slapped on him last year. | Previously, even on a good day, the best he might get was "Trump." No honorifics. No signs of respect. Now, he's being called "the president of the United States of America." Or "President Donald J. Trump." | Even "supreme leader." | The post-summit transformation of North Korea's official version of Trump, who's now being shown by state media looking serious and almost regal, underscores the carefully choreographed reality show the government has had to perform to keep its people, taught from childhood to hate and distrust the "American imperialists," ideologically on…

Maria Paez Victor (2018-06-14). An Open Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Venezuela. counterpunch.org USA president Donald Trump has insulted Canada by saying it is a security risk and stating that as a reason for imposing tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. All Canadians, myself include, are aghast at such a disrespectful lie especially considering that Canada fought along side US troops in two World Wars, the Korean War More

Mark Sumner, Daily Kos (2018-06-14). New York State Sues Trump and Some Family Members for Illegal Use of Charity Funds. alternet.org The president's actions are said to represent repeated violations of both state and federal law. | David Fahrenthold at the Washington Post is reporting that the state of New York has filed suit against Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. , Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump charging them with "persistently illegal conduct" in the operation of the fake charity, the Donald J. Trump Foundation. The Trump Foundation had been hovering in limbo for months after Trump admitted the foundation had engaged in "self dealing" and announced that he would close the foundation—notably within days of when Michael Cohen's new LLC took over the job of paying Trump's off-the-books actions. Since then the Trump Foundation has been held open by the New York attorney general's office pending legal action. Now that action is here. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has asked for the remaining funds. . .

Jake Johnson (2018-06-14). UN Votes 120-8 to Condemn 'Indiscriminate' Israeli Violence Against Palestinians. mintpressnews.com "We cannot remain silent in the face of the most violent crimes and human rights violations being systematically perpetrated against our people," said the Palestinian envoy to the United Nations.

Dave Lindorff (2018-06-14). Beware of Greeks Bearing Glibness. counterpunch.org Given all the unsettling stuff going on in the world right now, one might properly ask: Why bother picking on someone as benign and tangential as Arianna Huffington? Why this particular woman and why now? After all, since selling her seminal "Huffington Post" to AOL (in 2011), Arianna has been out of the spotlight. But More

Brian Sonenstein (2018-06-14). The U.S. Has Been in the Business of Breaking Up Families For Years. mintpressnews.com CNN's Jake Tapper asked Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein about a bill she introduced, which would prohibit the federal government from separating immigrant children from their families during arrests at ports of entry or within 100 miles of the border of the United States. | As he asked his question, Tapper brought up a photo taken in 2014 of children sleeping on the floor of a cage at an immigrant detention center. | "There were a lot of things done to undocumented immigrants that the immigrant community was very upset about during the Obama years, that Democrats didn't seem that outspoken about," Tapper said. "What do you say to people who say, where was all this activism during the Obama years?" | "I don't believe that it was nearly to the extent that it is done today," Feinstein said. "And candidly, I didn't…

David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement (2018-06-14). Inspector General Report Finds Comey Violated Procedure and 'Negatively Impacted Perception' of FBI in Clinton Email Investigation. alternet.org Even though Comey's actions clearly benefitted Trump, the president is expected to use these findings to further attack Comey. | Former FBI Director Jim Comey violated Bureau procedures and "negatively impacted the perception of the FBI" in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, the Bureau's Inspector General's report states. "While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias on Comey's part, we nevertheless concluded that by departing so clearly and dramatically from FBI and department norms, the decisions negatively impacted the perception of the FBI and the department as fair administrators of justice," Inspector General Michael Horowitz said, as Bloomberg News reports. Even though Comey's actions clearly benefitted then-candidate Trump, the president is expected to use these findings to further attack Comey. This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story

Patrick Cockburn (2018-06-14). Battle for Libyan City of Derna, Where 125,000 People Face 'Unprecedented Levels of Violence'. counterpunch.org One of Libya's many private armies is advancing into the long besieged coastal city of Derna, between Benghazi and the Egyptian border, as violence reaches unprecedented levels, according to the UN. Heavy ground fighting and widespread destruction of houses by airstrikes and shelling is exacerbating severe shortages of water, food, medicine and electricity. The assault on Derna, More

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-06-14). Evangelist Franklin Graham Trashes Trump Immigration Policy: Ripping Children from Their Parents is 'Disgraceful'. alternet.org Graham was quick to add he "blames the politicians" of the past for the Trump administration's policy. | Evangelist Franklin Graham, an outspoken Donald Trump supporter and the son of Rev. Billy Graham, trashed the president's immigration policy on Wednesday, telling the New York Times he believes the administration's policy of ripping children from their parents at the border, among other things, is "disgraceful. " "I think it's disgraceful, it's terrible to see families ripped apart and I don't support that one bit," Graham said, adding he "blames the politicians for the last 20, 30 years that have allowed this to escalate to where it is today. "As the Times, reports, the conservative evangelical Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution maintaining "the priority of family unity," which calls for securing the border "and providing a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants living. . .

CP Editor (2018-06-14). RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World. counterpunch.org

Staff (2018-06-14). CNN's Warm Welcome to Far-Right Pundit Shows No Limit to Trumpwashing. truthdig.com Centrist and liberal media have a disturbing tendency to rehabilitate some of the most vile, reactionary forces on the right simply because they say vaguely negative things about Trump.

Gabe Falsetta, Carol Ramos Widom (2018-06-14). Climate justice and economy: Demands at NYC's Puerto Rican Day Parade. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—Under cloudy skies with an intermittent drizzle, hundreds of thousands of Puerto Rican people and their allies turned out for the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. But this year was special: It celebrated the rich, proud tradition of the Puerto Rican people whose homeland has been devastated by hurricane Maria. Among the festivities Sunday, […]…

Ted Rall (2018-06-14). Suicide? American Society is Murdering Us. counterpunch.org They say that 10 million Americans seriously consider committing suicide every year. In 1984, when I was 20, I was one of them. Most people who kill themselves feel hopeless. They are miserable and distraught and can't imagine how or if their lives will ever improve. That's how I felt. Within a few months I More

Whitney Webb (2018-06-14). Greenwashing the Nakba: The Real Story Behind Israel's "Blooming Desert" mintpressnews.com Though the official narrative of the state of Israel claims that it has turned the land it occupies from an empty desert into a lush, agricultural wonder, the actual fate of the land following Israel's establishment in 1948 tells a very different story.

John W. Whitehead (2018-06-14). Caging Children, Separating Families. counterpunch.org Sometimes you have to draw a line in the sand. | This is one of those moments. There are some acts so wrong-headed, so immoral, and so inhumane that they simply cannot be defended on any grounds. | Be warned: the White House's new "zero tolerance policy" for separating undocumented parents from their children at the border as a way of discouraging illegal immigration is pushing us into dangerous territory morally and otherwise. More

Emile Schepers (2018-06-14). Virginia primary sets stage for confrontations in November. peoplesworld.org Virginia held its primary elections on Tuesday April 12. At stake were the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Tim Kaine, some but not all of the state's eleven House districts, and some local races. In recent years, Virginia has trended Democratic. Especially in last year's elections to the House of Delegates (the lower […]…

Julia Conley, Common Dreams (2018-06-14). Texas Children's Detention Center Tour Reveals Trump Mural Reminiscent of Images in a 'Banana Republic'. alternet.org "I have been inside a federal prison and county jails. This place is called a shelter but these kids are incarcerated. " | Children who are taken to the former Walmart which now serves as a detention center for young immigrants in Brownsville, Texas, are greeted by a mural of the man responsible for their incarceration—President Donald Trump. MSNBC journalist Jacob Soboroff was given a tour of the facility, now known as Casa Padre. He shared images of the mural, which includes the quotation, "Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war. " Starting to get some handout photos from our tour with @HHSGov. | Here's the Trump mural I mentioned to @chrislhayes inside the shelter for incarcerated child migrants. | Also their beds and the towels they shower with. pic. twitter. com/EPEQ1VGAAF— Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff). . .

Laura Clawson, Daily Kos (2018-06-14). Republican Party Chair Appears to Threaten Americans Who Don't Support Trump in Authoritarian Tweet. alternet.org The tweet was a creepy example of the party's shift away from basic norms. | A little threat from Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel to the American people: Complacency is our enemy. Anyone that does not embrace the @realDonaldTrump agenda of making America great again will be making a mistake. — Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 14, 2018 | This does not read as "they'll look back and think 'darn, I sure was young and stupid and I wish I'd seen the light earlier. " No, this is more like "you'll be sorry because we'll make you sorry. " Right in line with Donald Trump's embrace of every authoritarian he comes across. One thing McDaniel has right: complacency is our enemy. Like if we think the Trump administration will just stop ripping children from their parents' arms without massive, unrelenting pressure, rather than. . .

Consortiumnews.com (2018-06-14). Why Americans (and Koreans) Can Sleep Better After the Summit. consortiumnews.com The summit has already relaxed tensions but the reason is not because of a lessened threat from Pyongyang, as Jonathan Marshall explains. By Jonathan Marshall Special to Consortium News Scads of analysts and pundits have weighed in on the Trump-Kim… Read more →

The Conversation (2018-06-14). Here's Why There Are So Many Unsheltered Homeless People on the West Coast. alternet.org It's not for the reasons most people think | One-quarter of homeless people in the U. S. live in California, despite Californians making up only 12 percent of the population. Not only is homelessness more common on the West Coast but it is also more visible, because a higher proportion of homeless people are unsheltered. In the U. S. , 24 percent of homeless people sleep outside, in vehicles or somewhere else not meant for human habitation. But that varies greatly from place to place: In California, 68 percent of homeless people are unsheltered, compared to just 5 percent in New York. Visitors to the West Coast may be shocked to find the tents that line cities from San Diego to Seattle. Like a modern-day "Grapes of Wrath," the tents are a stark reminder of the suffering of the thousands living outside, homeless. What's to blame. . .

Mr. Fish (2018-06-14). Together We Rise. truthdig.com

David Edwards, Raw Story (2018-06-14). Watch the Hosts of Fox & Friends Hosts Remain Seated As the Military Performs the National Anthem. alternet.org A glorious display of hypocritical patriotism. | The hosts of Fox & Friends on Thursday appeared to break with the national tradition of standing with a hand over the heart while the anthem is performed. To celebrate Flag Day, Fox & Friends brought in a 30 ft. by 50 ft. flag and an Army band. While the anthem was performed, members of the military saluted. Some of the crowd gathered around the flag could be seen holding their hands over their hearts, but many others did not. When the camera returned to the hosts of Fox & Friends, they were sitting at their usual spot on the studio's couch with their hands at their side. "That is your shot of the morning," host Ainsley Earhardt announced. "Isn't that beautiful. That flag is a 30 by 50 flag representing patriotism out on our plaza. Our Army band is performing the Star Spangled Banner in honor of Flag Day. "The hosts, who have often been critical of NFL players who do not stand for the anthem, did not explain why they did not participate in the display of patriotism. Watch the video below.

Merula Furtado (2018-06-14). Most Medicaid Enrollees Who Can Work Already Do. They Just Aren't Paid Enough. truthout.org What's the purpose of the Medicaid program? Is it to provide health care coverage to people who cannot access it on their own, so they can lead healthier lives? Is it to fill health care gaps during epidemics and disasters, while ensuring hospitals and emergency rooms are not left with unpaid bills? Or is it Medicaid's role to encourage people to find employment, so eventually they "drain" fewer resources from the government? | If you ask the analysts at Americans for Prosperity, a right-wing group founded by the billionaire Koch brothers, the answer is the latter. They argue that the "goal" of any safety net program should be "helping people improve their own lives" and "reduce their dependency on government." Of the nearly 68 million Medicaid recipients nationwide, 25 million are adults who do not receive a monthly check for…

South Front (2018-06-14). Video: The War on Yemen and the Battle for Hudaydah. globalresearch.ca On January 13, the Saudi-led coalition launched a new operation to capture the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah from the Houthis."Liberation of the port is the beginning of the fall of the Houthi militias. It will secure navigation in …

Parastoo Malek (2018-06-14). 'The Last Fiction': Iran's First Animated Feature Premieres At World's Top Animation Film Festival. iranian.com The feature film The Last Fiction is creating quite a buzz as the first animated feature made entirely in Iran with all Iranian artists. Produced by Hoorakhsh Studios, The Last Fiction is also breaking new ground as the first Iranian feature to premiere at Annecy, the world's top animation film festival. The film's three screenings at Annecy, […]

Julia Conley (2018-06-14). Unsettling Trump Mural Greets Children at Detention Center in Former Walmart. mintpressnews.com Children who are taken to the former Walmart which now serves as a detention center for young immigrants in Brownsville, Texas, are greeted by a mural of the man responsible for their incarceration—President Donald Trump. | MSNBC journalist Jacob Soboroff was given a tour of the facility, now known as Casa Padre. He shared images of the mural, which includes the quotation, "Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war." | Starting to get some handout photos from our tour with @HHSGov. | Here's the Trump mural I mentioned to @chrislhayes inside the shelter for incarcerated child migrants. | Also their beds and the towels they shower with. pic.twitter.com/EPEQ1VGAAF | — Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) June 14, 2018 | Other presidential murals are painted on walls throughout the facility, and children are…

Whitney Webb (2018-06-14). Hodeidah Bombardment Reveals UAE's US-Backed Rise in Regional Power. mintpressnews.com The UAE's rise to power is no accident, as it stems in large part from the UAE's great success in wooing the United States prior to the war in Yemen.

Nick Fernandez, Media Matters for America (2018-06-14). The Fox News Propaganda Machine Has Systematically Dodged Reports About Paul Manafort's Legal Problems. alternet.org A number of shows had little to no coverage of notable moments in the legal case. | President Donald Trump's favorite Fox News shows are all but ignoring the cascade of damning reports regarding former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his legal troubles. Since May 2017, special counsel Robert Mueller has been scrutinizing various relationships between the Trump campaign and Russian nationals closely tied to Russian President Vladimir Putin, appearing to focus closely on Manafort's business history and associates. As the legal pressure ramps up against Manafort, the president's propagandists at Fox News have sought to distance Manafort from Trump and, through selective reporting on Manafort's legal troubles, discredit the probe against Trump's former campaign manager. Since the beginning of 2018, Manafort's legal exposure has grabbed mainstream media attention, but the topic has not managed to break through on Trump's favorite Fox. . .

Binoy Kampmark (2018-06-14). Meeting on the Island of Death From Behind. counterpunch.org Everything about this summit is in the showy warm-up run. "I am on my way to Singapore," tweets US President Donald J. Trump, "where we have a chance to achieve a truly wonderful result for North Korea and the World." Such descriptions from America's ever hustling television president tend to become child like, whether glowingly or More

David Edwards, Raw Story (2018-06-14). Fox News Source Confirms Sarah Sanders is 'Weighing Future Options' After She Bashed A CBS Report on Her Pending Resignation. alternet.org Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she loves her job and is honored to work for President Donald J. Trump. | A Fox News report suggested on Thursday that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is "weighing future options" outside the White House. On Wednesday, CBS News reported that Sanders and Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah were both thinking about resigning. Sanders reportedly told friends that she would be leaving her job by the end of the year. Sanders blasted CBS in a tweet, saying that she had not been contacted by the outlet. But she did not directly deny that she had plans to resign. Does @CBSNews know something I don't about my plans and my future? I was at my daughter's year-end Kindergarten event and they ran a story about my "plans to leave the WH" without even talking to me. I love. . .

PW Reader (2018-06-14). Rediscovering People's World…after 50 years. peoplesworld.org I grew up on the DAILY People's World. In fact, I learned to read while sitting in my grandfather's lap listening to him read the evening news from People's World (no TV in those days). Al Richmond, Adam Lapin, Lee Coe, and a slew of other PW personalities often sat around our dinner table in […]…

Emma Fiala (2018-06-14). Israel to Pay $16.7M to Illegal Settlers After Demolishing Their Homes in the Occupied West Bank. mintpressnews.com An Israeli official said this week that the occupied West Bank and all of its illegal settlements will "soon become part of the State of Israel."

Mark Gruenberg (2018-06-14). UAW delegates elect Jones slate to top slots. peoplesworld.org DETROIT—To nobody's surprise, Auto Workers convention delegates elected Kansas City-area resident Gary Jones, the union's regional vice president for Missouri, the Great Plains, the Southwest and the West, as the union's new president. He succeeds Dennis Williams, who reached mandatory retirement age. The convention roll call repeatedly went "Local…, region…, how do you cast your […]…

Kim C. Domenico (2018-06-14). Blessing "Excess:" The Call to Anarchism, Art, Anthropos and Lost Causes Generally. counterpunch.org The path of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. — William Blake, Proverbs of Hell Outcasts are gifted, DuBois wrote, with a "second-sight" or what he called a "double-consciousness."… Those blinded by privilege and the myth of whiteness cannot fathom reality, or understand themselves, without [the] outcasts. The more the voices of these outcasts More

Mark Gruenberg (2018-06-14). Trumka predicts election wins, replacing broken Trump promises. peoplesworld.org DETROIT—Predicting political gains for workers this November, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told the Auto Workers convention that they'll lead to subsequent gains for workers — gains that replace broken promises from President Trump. "Let's fight for those who fight for us, since the corporate right-wing is going all out for our blood," Trumka declared. Trumka's […]…

Hamid Shehzad (2018-06-14). Why the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement Needs to be Heard in Pakistan. counterpunch.org Since its emergence only a few months ago, Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) has been gaining support and momentum. The movement has been able to organize protest gatherings at different cities of Pakistan including Peshawar, Lahore, and Karachi attracting support of mainly Pashtuns including some sections of non-Pashtuns. At the same time, the movement has been More

Sarah Burris, Raw Story (2018-06-14). Michael Avenatti Pulverizes Anthony Scaramucci in Bizarre Debate on Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show'. alternet.org Colbert asked the men about topics of the day, including the recent news that former Trump "fixer" Michael Cohen is no longer working with his legal team and that he might flip on the president any day. | Stephen Colbert attempted his own political panel Wednesday night by bringing together Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti and brief White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. "My first question is 'What is this? ' And 'Why is this? ' Why are the two of you a team now? " Colbert asked about the political freak show to potentially pour out of the men's discussions. The "Late Show" host revealed that both men are pitching an idea of having the two host a television show where they debate the issues together. "Are we a team? " Avenatti asked the man playfully known as "The Mooch. ""I didn't know we were a team," replied. . .

Nafeez Ahmed (2018-06-14). Liberal Philanthropy is Dooming the Planet to Climate Disaster, Documents Reveal. mintpressnews.com One of the world's biggest philanthropic initiatives to address climate change is set-up to fail catastrophically, according to a strategy document setting out the initiative's five-year plan. | The strategy document, published by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in January, represents the third renewal of the Climate Works initiative originally founded in 2008. The initiative was executed through the Climate Works Foundation in coordination with other big philanthropic foundations, the Packard and McKnight Foundations. | The Hewlett Foundation strategy document, titled Climate Initiative Strategy 2018—2023, reflects on the strategic thinking behind the process that led to the announcement last December that the foundation would commit $600 million to address climate change over the next five years‚Ää—‚Ääa 20 percent increase from previous funding. | | The fifth largest foundation in the United States, the Hewlett Foundation is…

Aidan O'Brien (2018-06-14). What is the Meaning of Japan Today? counterpunch.org Photo by Luke,Ma | CC BY 2.0 | Japan has been the canary in the capitalist coal mine for some time now. If you want to know the toxicity of advanced capitalism: take a look at Japan. It's a warning. It's a cloud. But one with a silver lining. Japan is much deeper than capitalism. | According to the Financial Times (the Japanese owned global newspaper) Japan is hemorrhaging life. It's "greying" indigenous population — "government data reveal" — is shrinking by 1000 a day. And so capitalists are fretting. The fact that 25% of Japan's population is above the age of 65, suggests that the growth of the Japanese market is facing a dead end. | Japan however is an export led economy. It's main markets are abroad. Global demand though isn't inspiring much hope either. The post-2008 environment is still…

Staff (2018-06-14). Antarctica's Melting Is Speeding Up. truthdig.com The speed of Antarctica's melting has begun to gather pace. Between 1992 and 2017, the rate of loss of ice from West Antarctica has risen threefold, from 59 billion metric tons per year to 159bn. The West Antarctic peninsula, one of the fastest warming places on Earth, has seen ice loss soar from 7bn to 33bn tonnes a year in that timespan, as ice shelves have collapsed. | Altogether, in those 25 years, Antarctica has lost more than a trillion tonnes of ice. Since the southern continent is the biggest store of freshwater on the planet — if it all melted, the sea levels would rise by 58 metres — the news is ominous. It means that melting in Antarctica alone has raised global sea levels by 8mm, as global average temperatures rise, in response to ever-higher levels of carbon dioxide in…

William Boardman (2018-06-14). War on Iran Is Now US Policy, According to Secretary of State Pompeo. globalresearch.ca On May 21, in his first formal public address, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (sworn in May 2) effectively declared war on the sovereign nation of Iran. Pompeo has no constitutional authority to declare war on anyone, as he …

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-06-14). New York Attorney General Files Suit Against Trump Family and Foundation Accusing Them of Engaging in 'Illegal Conduct'. alternet.org The New York State AG "found that the Trump Foundation raised in excess of $2. 8 million in a manner designed to influence the 2016 presidential election. " | The New York attorney general on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump, his children and the Donald J. Trump foundation, alleging his charity engaged in "illegal conduct," Reuters reports. According to a statement released Thursday by New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood's office, the Trump foundation and its directors, Trump, Donald Trump Jr. , Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump for "extensive and persistent violations of state and federal law. ""Our investigation found that the Trump Foundation raised in excess of $2. 8 million in a manner designed to influence the 2016 presidential election at the direct and under the control of the senior leadership of the Trump presidential campaign," the attorney general said. View the full document here.

teleSUR (2018-06-14). Cuba Sends Teams of Doctors to Assist in Guatemala After Fuego Volcano Tragedy. mintpressnews.com A brigade of Cuba's finest doctors is traveling to Guatemala after the nation suffered a disastrous volcanic eruption last week, Cuba's Medical officials said Wednesday. | A team of 20 physicians from the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) will join their 26 comrades who are working tirelessly to stabilize the communities most affected by the country's recent natural disaster, beginning in the Escuintla department. | Authorities have recovered at least 110 bodies and counted 197 missing people, 54 injured and more than 1.7 million affected in the Sacatepequez, Chimaltenango and Escuintla departments. | Cuban doctors are teaming up with local medical centers, working 24-hour revolving shifts to meet the medical demands of the millions of wounded and destitute. | Once again, Cuba's health professionals have come to the rescue in the wake of another natural disaster. Over the last two decades, Cuba's doctors and…

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-06-14). 'I'm Not a Snowflake': The View's Meghan McCain Rants About How 'Unpopular' Her Opinions Are After Co-Hosts Disagree on Immigration. alternet.org Meghan McCain didn't agree with her co-hosts about Donald Trump's immigration policy. Then all hell broke loose. | The hosts of The View on Thursday smacked down Meghan McCain after she disagreed with their stance on Donald Trump's immigration policy, gaining she's "not a snowflake" and knows "how unpopular" her opinion is but "If we're a nation without borders and laws then we're not a nation. ""I disagree with a lot of what everyone's saying," McCain said after her fellow co-hosts reacted in disgust over reports a woman at the border was separated from her child while breastfeeding. "What do you disagree with? " Joy Behar asked. McCain insisted she believes in "comprehensive immigration reform" but also "[believes] we are a nation of borders and laws. ""Do you think this is comprehensive? " Behar asked. "Do you think what they are doing is comprehensive immigration policy? "McCain clarified she. . .

Michael Barker (2018-06-14). Child Rape and the Roots of Political Anger: Grooming Gangs in Context. counterpunch.org Ordinary working-class people are rightly appalled by the prevalence of all forms of sexual abuse. Every year tens of thousands of adults and children suffer from sexual violence, predominantly at the hands of violent men, often family members. And every year thousands of people, especially those living in Britain's poorest communities, suffer disproportionate injustice at More

Stephen Lendman (2018-06-14). Trump's Concessions to North Korea: Empty Promises to be Broken. globalresearch.ca True enough, the Kim Jong-un/Trump summit was historic, a first-time ever face-to-face meeting between leaders of both countries. | A few hours of talks, what preceded them, and framework agreement at their conclusion changed nothing about US imperial aims. | US regimes …

Staff (2018-06-14). Report Faults Comey in Clinton Probe, Sees No Political Bias. truthdig.com The Justice Department's watchdog says former FBI Director James Comey broke with established protocol in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Ramzy Baroud (2018-06-14). Beating the US 'Veto': Palestinians Need Urgent Protection from Israel. counterpunch.org What is taking place in Palestine is not a 'conflict'. We readily utilize the term but, in fact, the word 'conflict' is misleading. It equates between oppressed Palestinians and Israel, a military power that stands in violation of numerous United Nations Resolutions. It is these ambiguous terminologies that allow the likes of United States UN More

Bruce E. Levine (2018-06-14). Another Reason Young Americans Don't Revolt Against Being Screwed. counterpunch.org "8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance" was originally published in 2011, then republished on several Internet sites, and has become one of my most viewed articles. The eight reasons include: student-loan debt; various pacifying effects of standard schooling; the psychopathologizing and medicating of noncompliance; surveillance; television; and fundamentalist More

Manlio Dinucci (2018-06-14). Video: The USA and the EU Quarrel, But Remain United Against Russia and China. globalresearch.ca While the G7 is fissuring over the war on customs duties, the same conflicting actors are regrouping to reinforce NATO and its network of partners. | Trump's tactical proposal to restore the G8 — aimed at harnessing Russia to a G7 …

Staff (2018-06-14). Trump's North Korea Summit Reveals Democratic Party Fault Lines. truthdig.com After his historic Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the president weathers a barrage of criticism that he gave away too much to his adversary and gained nothing.

Manuel García, Jr. (2018-06-14). Your Genetic Presence Through Time. counterpunch.org The propagation through time of your personal genetic presence within the genetic sea of humanity can be visualized as a wave that arises out of the pre-conscious past before your birth, moves through the streaming present of your conscious life, and dissipates into the post-conscious future after your death. You are a pre-conscious genetic concentration More

Roy Morrison (2018-06-14). Good Bye to All That: Donald Trump and the End of the U.S. Global Empire. globalresearch.ca What's startling is how quickly Donald Trump, aided and abetted by a mixture of billionaires, sycophants, and far right ideologues is undermining the basic pillars of a U.S. imperium that emerged in 1945 with the unconditional surrender of Germany …

Samantha Borek (2018-06-14). "A New Social Contract" Re-envisions an Inclusive Democracy. truthout.org

| Today we bring you a conversation with Cathy Albisa, executive director of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI). Albisa discusses NESRI's new report, which puts forward alternatives to our current dystopian political landscape, and emphasizes the need for solutions to be inclusive and intersectional. | Sarah Jaffe: We…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-06-14). Pushing China's Huawei Out: Australia, the Solomon Islands and the Internet. asia-pacificresearch.com

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-06-14). Alec Ross: Hogan Failing Maryland on Climate, Education, and Jobs. therealnews.com The Maryland Gubernatorial candidate says Hogan wants to carry out Betsy DeVos's agenda on public schools, has failed to uplift areas like Baltimore, or create green jobs

J. B. Gerald (2018-06-14). Cameroun: The Battle of Languages Serves Colonial Masters. globalresearch.ca There is increasing likelihood of a civil war in Cameroun. | Captured from German interests during WWII by the Free French the Camerouns were divided into British Cameroun to the North and French Cameroun to the South. At its Independence from …

Lucian K. Truscott IV, Salon (2018-06-14). Baby Boomers Are Responsible for Unleashing MadMan Trump on the World. alternet.org Don't blame yourselves millennials (like you would), boomers created Donald Trump | Just look at what we've done to this poor country. Bill Clinton, the first Baby Boom president, is ours, complete with the cigar and stained blue dress and denial that he "had sex with that woman. " On his heels came Baby Boomer president number two, George Bush, who along with Baby Boomer Vice President Dick Cheney, lied us into the most disastrous war since Vietnam and the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Barack Obama was a reprieve, but look who's in there now, flapping his tiny hands and tweeting his tiny tweets and disassembling everything from our federal government to the Western Alliance, but Donald J. Trump, Baby Boomer president number three. Trump is 72. I'm 71, and I'm ashamed. Every morning I wake up and realize that me. . .

Chris Sosa, AlterNet (2018-06-14). These Two GOP Senate Nominees Sought Support from Extremist Anti-LGBT Group Whose Leader Called Obama a 'Child Molester'. alternet.org A spokesperson for one candidate is doing damage control, while the other candidate's campaign is radio silent. | North Dakota's Kevin Cramer and Virginia's Corey Stewart both won their Republican primaries after receiving the support of the Public Advocate of the United States, an extremist anti-LGBT group. Both candidates answered in the affirmative to whether they "oppose all efforts to make public restrooms and changing-rooms unsafe through so-called 'Transgender Bathrooms' legislation and regulations – which have the effect of encouraging and protecting pedophiles" and think schools should be "prevented from brainwashing elementary school children with the Homosexual Agenda. " CNN reports: The group's founder and chief executive, Eugene Delgaudio, said in February he believes that former President Barack Obama was a "child molester" and that "adult homosexuals want to recruit and brainwash children. " He is an active promoter of the far-right pizzagate. . .

Wayne Madsen (2018-06-14). The US And NATO Are Establishing MEK Terrorist Bases In Europe. iranian.com NATO and the United States, which, together, claim to be fighting some sort of amorphous "global war on terrorism," have enabled a terrorist group to establish bases in two NATO member states — France and Albania — and one NATO protectorate, Kosovo. After evacuating forces of the anti-Iranian terrorist group Mojahedin-e-Khalq from their former bases […]

wsws.org (2018-06-14). Democrats choose former CIA agent for congressional nomination. wsws.org Abigail Spanberger is one of three candidates from the national security apparatus who won Democratic congressional nominations Tuesday, bringing the total to 27.

wsws.org (2018-06-14). Support the Socialist Equality group in Turkey! wsws.org On June 24, more than 59 million voters will go to the polls in snap parliamentary and presidential elections called by the Turkish government.

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