2018-06-30: Social Media Postees

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Three Black Senators Introduce Bill to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime
Anne Branigin | theroot.com | 2018-06-30
The Senate's lone black members, Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), introduced a bill Friday that would make lynching a federal hate crime. Read…
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Amazon's Top-Selling Electric Tea Kettle Is Just $33 Today
Erica Offutt on Kinja Deals, shared by Erica Offutt to The Root | theinventory.com | 2018-06-30
Amazon's top-selling electric tea kettle is discounted about $15 today, bringing the price to $33 (after $3 off coupon), which is the best price we've ever seen. | Read…
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"Bring the War Home": A Timely Investigation of the White Power Movement
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-06-30
Kathleen Belew's Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America is an unquestionably powerful, well-researched and must-read addition to the post-2016 upsurge in analysis and investigation of the foundations of modern fascism. Anyone seeking to understand the origins of the modern far right in the US should include this work at the top of their reading list. | The backbone of Belew's argument is that the roots of the modern white power movement, as it is understood today, can be found in a myth that emerged in the US right in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. This story claims the US lost the war because of betrayal at home by incompetent, unpatriotic politicians, as well as the "traitorous" antiwar movement which was widely claimed to be riddled with communist agents. This narrative eerily parallels the claims made by…
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Trump's Bellicose Trade Rhetoric May Nix the Benefits of His Corporate Tax Cut and End the Second-Longest Expansion
Angelo Young, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-06-30
That may not be the recession looming out there in November, but we can see it from here. | Janet Yellen, the former head of the Federal Reserve who stepped down earlier this year, once declared that economic expansions don't die of old age. Her remark has become a popular slogan among economists when they're asked whether the U. S. is long overdue for a recession. It's not an absurd question. Since World War II, the average period of U. S. economic growth between recessions has been about five years, with the average recession lasting about 11 months. Nine years after the worst recession in 85 years ended, many watchers are wondering (some impatiently) how much longer this current long and slow expansionary period can continue. All the indicators point to continued economic growth, at least for now. There's a significant danger, however,. . .
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NSA Deletion of Call Records Is Raising Questions
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-30
The agency says 'technical irregularities' were found in customer data collected from telecommunications companies. Data security and privacy rights advocates say the move shows deep flaws in the program. | The post NSA Deletion of Call Records Is Raising Questions appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Toronto Principal Transferred After Being Accused of Racially Profiling Students With 'Black List'
Anne Branigin | theroot.com | 2018-06-30
To hear Principal Peggy Aitchison of Etobicoke School of the Arts tell it, she was just trying to track gaps in educational support and achievement. So she crafted a list of students which she she shared with other staff at ESA in November. The issue? The list comprised only the school's black students–including its… Read…
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The Naked Truth About Nude Art Modeling
Robin Eileen Bernstein, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-06-30
"Have you ever been intrigued by what it's like to be a nude art model? " the email from my school asked | Over the years I've scrutinized, squinted at and visually dissected every inch of easily more than 100 naked humans. That's because my passion is figure drawing, so I rack up a lot of hours staring at unclothed adults. Yet these men and women — old and young, all shapes, sizes and ethnicities — whose bodies are exposed from every angle, whose nude images grace my walls, remain unknown to me. I rarely know their names. Who are these people who bare all to a room full of strangers? How does it feel to pose under unforgiving lights as students mentally measure the distance from your clavicle to pubis? I often wonder what it takes to do a job most know little. . .
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Students Push for Restorative Approaches to Campus Sexual Assault
candice | truthout.org | 2018-06-30
In the early 2000s, Suzy Exposito was a busy, ambitious art student at The New School in New York City. She was always hustling. She had a full schedule of classes, worked multiple jobs and was also involved in extracurricular activities, including organizing as an anti-rape activist with her school's feminist collective. It was this work in particular that made her experience with campus sexual assault feel that much worse. | The first time it happened she was 19. The perpetrator was her boyfriend at the time. Exposito was a resident assistant (RA) in the dorm, which was where the assault occurred, so she confided in two of her fellow RAs about what happened. "They instantly told me that I didn't really have any kind of case," Exposito says, because the accused was her boyfriend, and she had invited him over. She…
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Dead Weight
Mr. Fish | truthdig.com | 2018-06-30
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EU's Debt Deal Is "Kiss of Death" for Greece
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-06-30
After eight long and extremely painful years of austerity due to gigantic rescue packages that were accompanied by brutal neoliberal measures, in Athens, the "leftist" government of Alexis Tsipras has announced that the era of austerity is now over thanks to the conclusion of a debt agreement with European creditors. | In the early hours of June 22, a so-called "historic" deal on debt relief was reached at a meeting of Eurozone finance ministers after it was assessed that Greece had successfully completed its European Stability Mechanism program, and that there was no need for a follow-up program. | The idea that Greece's bailout programs can be considered a success adds a new twist to the government's Orwellian doublespeak, given the fact that the country has experienced the biggest economic crisis in postwar Europe, with its gross domestic product (GDP) having
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FDA Repays Industry by Rushing Risky Drugs to Market
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-06-30
Nuplazid, a drug for hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson's disease, failed two clinical trials. In a third trial, under a revised standard for measuring its effect, it showed minimal benefit. Overall, more patients died or had serious side effects on Nuplazid than after receiving no treatment. | Patients on Uloric, a gout drug, suffered more heart attacks, strokes and heart failure in two out of three trials than did their counterparts on standard or no medication. | Nevertheless, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved both of these drugs — with a deadly aftermath. Uloric's manufacturer reported last November that patients on the drug were 34 percent more likely to die from heart disease than people taking an alternative gout medication. And since the FDA fast-tracked approval of Nuplazid and it went on the market in 2016 at a price of $24,000…
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Can Trump Turn Back the Clock on Inequality?
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-06-30
"As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology." These were the words of candidate Donald Trump's at the 2016 Republican National Convention, referencing the horrifying shooting massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the month before. | Leaving aside the blatant racism and Islamophobia of his statement, the past year has shown that Trump's promise couldn't be further from the truth. | Trump's first year in office has been a political roller coaster, with a seemingly never-ending barrage of attacks against workers, the oppressed and the planet, punctuated by spontaneous explosions of protest and resistance. | And at a time when public opinion has largely shifted in solidarity with demands for LGBTQ equality, the Trump administration is carrying out policies that threaten to turn back…
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Protesters Take to Streets Nationwide Over Trump Immigration Policy
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-30
Activists, parents and first-time protesters are rallying in more than 600 American cities, motivated by accounts of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. | The post Protesters Take to Streets Nationwide Over Trump Immigration Policy appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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As the Movement to Abolish ICE Gains Mainstream Support, Fox News Goes into Attack Mode
Bobby Lewis, Media Matters | alternet.org | 2018-06-30
Fox has long led the media charge to defend ICE and its actions, frequently using the violent gang MS-13to demonize all immigrants. | Fox News is scrambling in response to the grass-roots movement to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which has begun seeping into mainstream progressive and Democratic politics. On the evening of June 28, all three of the network's prime-time shows aired segments attacking the Abolish ICE movement, as did Fox & Friends the next morning. As the Trump administration is stepping up mass deportations, separating families at the U. S. -Mexico border, and interning immigrant children in cages, calls to abolish ICE have spread from a grass-roots Twitter phenomenon to the political mainstream. Multiple candidates for prominent elected positions have endorsed the movement, including New York congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic Socialist who ran on the issue. . .
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'Fascism Is at the Door Step': Michael Moore Asks Bill Maher If People Are Ready to Die to Protect Democracy from Trump
Michael Moore, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-06-30
Moore laid out what he sees as the best way to fight Donald Trump–all out war and mass resistance to counter Republicans who will stop at nothing to control the majority of Americans. | Bill Maher has long been warning that Donald Trump is instituting a slow-moving coup to undermine American democracy. He found a likeminded guest in Michael Moore, who appeared on HBO'sReal Time on Friday night. Moore laid out what he sees as the best way to fight Donald Trump–all out war and mass resistance to counter Republicans who will stop at nothing to control the majority of Americans. "They are relentless, they are motherf*ckers to the core," he said. "This is the beauty and the genius of Trump and why you have to step back for a second and admire him the way Patton admired Rommel. When Trump says he's going to. . .
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Justice Kennedy Let the Sheepdogs Out
Teodrose Fikre | truthdig.com | 2018-06-30
The minute Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, recriminations and hand-wringing could be heard and seen around the nation. Thousands of partisans on all sides of the political divide latched on to the U.S. Supreme Court as a means to "sheepdog" their ever-pliable followers. Hyperbole ruled the day as both Democrats and Republicans took to the airwaves to declare the end of the republic as we know it should the "other side" win. | The Democrats were first out of the chute as they ran faster than Usain Bolt to turn the upcoming judicial hearings into a carrot for their adherents and a stick to bash anyone who dares think for themselves. Bereft of any ideas and exposed as a party of courtiers, they have become a one-trick donkey that stokes fear in order to bamboozle their voters. Justice Kennedy retiring was a…
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Watch | Saudi Arabia Bombs Residential Neighborhood in Yemen Killing Entire Family
MintPress News Desk | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-30
SANA'A, YEMEN — Saudi Arabia's war against Yemen is being described as a deliberate war against women and children. Just this Monday, a U.S.-backed Saudi-coalition bombing campaign targeted a residential neighborhood in Amran in northern Yemen, killing 15 civilians and injuring 9, most of whom were women and children. Eight of those killed belonged to […] | The post Watch | Saudi Arabia Bombs Residential Neighborhood in Yemen Killing Entire Family appeared first on MintPress News.
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Planned Parenthood's Union Busting Could Have a Chilling Effect for Workers Everywhere
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-06-30
When Ashley Brink accepted a job at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) in April 2016, she knew it would mean taking a $3 an hour pay cut. It also entailed relocating from Wichita, Kansas, among the cheapest U.S. cities to live in, to Denver, one of the most expensive. | But Brink was passionate about Planned Parenthood's mission. In 2013, she'd helped reopen Wichita's sole abortion clinic, closed four years earlier following the murder of its doctor, George Tiller. After three years of working as the funding and patient coordinator for the small clinic–a job she says included everything from checking in patients to helping them secure funding to travel to Wichita for abortions–she was "ready for a new adventure" with an organization she admired. | As a traveling health center assistant for PPRM, Brink works at multiple clinics across…
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Ocasio-Cortez Explains What a "Moral" Economy Would Look Like
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-06-30
Since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning primary win over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday, interest in democratic socialism–the label Ocasio-Cortez unabashedly uses to describe her platform and political outlook–has surged exponentially, prompting corporate TV networks to feature segments on the term and driving a record-breaking membership boost for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). | Since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning primary win over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday, interest in democratic socialism–the label Ocasio-Cortez unabashedly uses to describe her platform and political outlook–has surged exponentially, prompting corporate TV networks to feature segments on the term and driving a record-breaking membership boost for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). | Watch: | While democratic socialism may not be an "easy term" for Republicans and corporate Democrats, a large percentage of Americans appear to have no problem with…
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Lee Daniels Puts Some Respect on Damon Dash's Name and Plans to Pay Him His Money
Monique Judge on The Grapevine, shared by Monique Judge to The Root | theroot.com | 2018-06-30
Don't let the release of Drake's new album Scorpion distract you from the fact that Dame Dash walked up to Lee Daniels in the good seats section at the Hollywood Bowl, in the middle of a Diana Ross concert–as Ms. Ross herself was on the stage singing "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)"–and demanded to know where… Read…
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American Jews Ditch Israeli Birthright Trip to Join Anti-Occupation Hebron Tour
Emma Fiala | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-30
Activists working on IfNotNow's Not Just a Free Trip campaign have been gathering in airports in the U.S. to engage with Jewish youth before they leave on their Birthright trips. Activists are encouraging participants to question their tour guides about Israel's occupation of Palestine. | The post American Jews Ditch Israeli Birthright Trip to Join Anti-Occupation Hebron Tour appeared first on MintPress News.
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Black-Owned Indiana Gaming Lounge Targeted With Hate Note, 'We Don't Support Black Business': Report
Anne Branigin | theroot.com | 2018-06-30
Lvl Up, a new gaming lounge in the Irvington neighborhood of Indianapolis, Ind., has yet to officially open its doors, but owner Sami Ali already has cause for concern. Read…
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Your Dumb President Fell For a Prank Call by Howard Stern's Stuttering John
Monique Judge | theroot.com | 2018-06-30
If you need further proof of what an idiot Donald Trump is and what a mockery he's made of the highest public office in our country, the White House and White House security protocols, then look no further than this little tidbit right here: your president returned a prank call to Stuttering John from the Howard Stern… Read…
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Now You Can Get Busy Like Wilt Chamberlain: Basketball Great's Famous 'Sex Room' Mansion Is Up For Sale
Anne Branigin on The Grapevine, shared by Anne Branigin to The Root | theroot.com | 2018-06-30
If you're familiar with Wilt Chamberlain's numbers, you'll know that his most implausible record may have taken place off the court. The 7'1 basketball legend famously claimed he had slept with more than 20,000 women over the course of his life. Read…
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America's Regime Change Toolbox
Barbara Koeppel | truthdig.com | 2018-06-30
Regime change here, regime change there. Officials argue for or against it and the press and media routinely report on it. There are good guys (the U.S. and its current allies) and bad ones. Although the list shifts–today North Korea is trustworthy, Canada is not–one thing is unchanged: Regime change is a basic part of the American toolbox. | Not surprisingly, mainstream voices don't mention that regime change pushed by one country against another is illegal–although the U.S. ratified the United Nations Charter, which says that a country can intervene militarily only after it has been attacked. | Also, the U.S. signed the Organization of American States charter in 1948, which says, "Every state has the right to choose, without external interference, its political, economic and social system and must abstain from intervening in the affairs of another country." | These…
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Accused Annapolis Mass Shooter Left a Trail of Evidence That Ties Him to the Alt-Right
Paul Rosenberg, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-06-30
There's little doubt he was influenced and shaped by some of the darkest forces in our society. | When the identity of the apparent gunman in the massacre of five journalists in Annapolis, Maryland, was revealed, area resident John Hutson, a retired Navy admiral who is now a prominent consultant and writer, had a shock of recognition. The suspect, Jarrod Ramos, had contacted Hutson in March 2015, taunting him about his role in alerting law enforcement and thwarting a potential mass killer who threatened schoolchildren and Jews in far-away Montana. That first individual in Montana, David Lenio, overflowed with hyperbolic threats, and Hutson's efforts to stop him succeeded, as I reported at Salon, just after it happened. Ramos was more cryptic less overtly demonstrative–but in the end, far more deadlier. Both were somewhat enigmatic, angry loners, with an unmistakable affinity for. . .
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Trump Prankster Claims He Got a Late Night Visit from the Secret Service — and Now He's on the Run
Tom Boggioni, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-06-30
Howard Stern sidekick, 'Stuttering John,' may have gone too far this time | The comedian who pulled a prank on Donald Trump and duped the president into returning his call, live tweeted on Twitter Friday night that the Secret Service came to his door to talk to him, but that he refused to answer and now he claims he's on 'the lam. "John Melendez, the former Howard Stern sidekick known as "Stuttering John," launched a series of tweets making the claim, which given his history as a prankster, could also be an elaborate prank on on his followers or a publicity stunt while he's national news. It also seems curious that the Secret Service would wait so late at night to visit, so his claims should be taken with a grain of salt. Nonetheless, he started off by tweeting, "Secret Service. . .
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Unions Have Been Down Before, History Shows How They Can Come Back
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-06-30
The Janus decision by the US Supreme Court on Wednesday was another blow to the labor movement. It creates a financial incentive for public sector union members to leave the union while continuing their job. | Ever since the beginning of the 1980s clamp-down on the US left, signaled by President Ronald Reagan's firing of the air traffic controllers to end their strike, the labor movement has been besieged by what billionaire Warren Buffett described in the New York Times as a class war started by his class. It's not the first time this has happened in U.S. history. | Labor organized strongly and successfully in the period before World War I, so much so that the 1 percent led a fierce push-back in the 1920s that substantially lowered union membership. While touring for my book "Viking Economics" last year, some people told…
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Saturday's Best Deals: 4K Smart TV, Philips Hue Bulbs, Breda Watches, and More
Erica Offutt on Kinja Deals, shared by Erica Offutt to The Root | theinventory.com | 2018-06-30
Grab discounts on a 4K Smart TV, Philips Hue bulbs, Breda watches, and more of Saturday's best deals. Read…
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Man tries to bribe immigration officer with thousands of dollars to deport wife
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-30
A 48-year-old man from Portland has been charged with three counts of bribing a public official after attempting to pay a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer to deport his estranged wife and her daughter.
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Rescue crews spend over 30 hours saving deaf puppy in Alabama (VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-30
A team of firefighters, cave rescuers and plumbers spent 31 hours struggling to save a seven-month-old deaf puppy in Huntsville, Alabama.
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Put your junk away! Professor halts penis-measurement study over 'public reaction' to pic request
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-30
A US academic who appealed to the public for penis pictures has canceled her research, which has been "compromised" by "public reaction." She failed to elaborate on what was likely a barrage of lewd pictures sent to her inbox.
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There's an Easy Answer to Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won: Socialism
Briahna Gray | theintercept.com | 2018-06-30
It seems no one can stop talking about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old former bartender who ousted 10-time incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley from his seat in New York's 14th Congressional District last Tuesday. | But some people should. | As I've written before, each electoral contest between now and 2020 will scrutinized for its predictive value, parsed for insights into how to beat Trump. But some of the insights from the prognosticators who ignored the Ocasio-Cortez campaign until she won are, well, not very insightful. | Myriad horse-race callers seem hell-bent on divorcing Ocasio-Cortez's core ideology from any causal analysis of her win, with no discernible motive other than preserving the party's failing strategies, and the strategists paid to enact them, for another election cycle. Others downplay the radical nature of her policy platform by claiming her leftism for the center, and pretending…
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US woman attacks black teen at swimming pool, bites cop during arrest (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-30
For most people, going to the swimming pool is a relaxing way to pass a sunny afternoon, but things didn't go that way for a South Carolina woman who ended up assaulting a teenager and biting a police officer.
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Confusion Reigns at a Texas Courthouse as New Questions Emerge Over Reunification of Migrant Families
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2018-06-30
Protesters move on the courthouse, the government uses verbal sleight of hand, and a father is prosecuted despite Trump's order banning family separation. | The post Confusion Reigns at a Texas Courthouse as New Questions Emerge Over Reunification of Migrant Families appeared first on The Intercept.
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Shhh… Nasa's supersonic silent aircraft gets name reflecting long QueSST to make it
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-30
After decades in the making, NASA' s silent supersonic aircraft seems to have reached the stage it deserved a name. The plane is designed to travel over cities faster than the speed of sound and as quietly as a mouse.
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'This bigoted fool should get ZERO votes': Ted Cruz backs Democrat over Nazi GOP in Illinois
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-30
Ted Cruz may have urged voters to choose a Democratic candidate instead of a self-confessed Nazi running for a congressional seat in Illinois, but the internet is giving him very little credit for speaking out.
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Right-Wing, Business-Funded Groups Are Preparing to Use the Janus Decision to Bleed Unions, Internal Documents Show
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2018-06-30
The right-wing network claims its plan to starve public sector unions is about workers' right, but it has not been shy about its political aims. | The post Right-Wing, Business-Funded Groups Are Preparing to Use the Janus Decision to Bleed Unions, Internal Documents Show appeared first on The Intercept.
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Iraqi Authorities Finally Allow Group of Families to Return Home to Anbar
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-06-30
Residents of Shahama camp speak with relatives through the camp fence. | | | © 2017 Sami Hilali | Four years after being forced to flee their battle-scarred town, the families of al-Baghdadi are finally home. | Authorities have allowed a group of families back into al-Baghdadi, a town in Anbar governorate 180 kilometers northwest of Baghdad, according to a sheikh representing the families. | The families fled the town in August 2014 after anti-ISIS forces began fighting ISIS fighters in the town with airstrikes and ground-fired munitions. Iraqi security forces retook al-Baghdadi in February 2015. Since then, despite being relatively stable, Iraqi security forces wouldn't allow anyone to return home. The families lived in camps for displaced people in Anbar. | Three individuals from the group of families told Human Rights Watch that…
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Donald Trump answers prank call aboard Air Force One
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-30
A US comedian says the Secret Service paid him a visit after he tricked President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One with a prank call in which he pretended to be a Democratic senator.
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#FamiliesBelongTogether: Nationwide protests over immigrant separations, detentions (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-30
Hundreds of thousands of people are hitting the streets of US cities to demand that President Donald Trump reunite families separated at the Mexico border, end family detentions and abolish his 'zero-tolerance' policy.
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'Time to go': Veteran US ambassador to Estonia resigns over Trump's EU & NATO rants
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-30
Donald Trump's careless statements and clumsy transatlantic policies have reportedly forced the US ambassador to Estonia to retire from his post, saying these values are no longer compatible with "his DNA."
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New Report Looks at Israeli Arms Trade, Gaza Crackdown
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-29
A new report by Israeli activists on the technology and weapons deployed by the Israeli army in repressing the Palestinian "Great March of Return" protests charges that the Gaza Strip is seen as a "a lab and a showroom" for the country's arms manufacturers. | The report was produced by Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP) and the organisation's Hamushim project, which "works to expose the true human price of the Israeli military industry and arms trade, as well as to mobilise actions against it". | According to CWP: | Israeli military operations in Gaza in the past decade have been especially profitable for the country's military industries." | "Both private companies and the Israeli government alike use Gaza as an opportunity to test new weapons, technologies and methods to be marketed based on their new operational success." | The report…
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The Peace Deal That is All Israel
Stanley L. Cohen | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
Jared Kushner has been a regular visitor to Israel since his childhood. As a 16-year-old, he and thousands of other Jewish teenagers were led on a tour of the Auschwitz concentration camp by Benjamin Netanyahu, himself, waving Israeli flags along the way. At the end, they flew to Israel as part of their "Zionist rebirth." | The Kushners consider Netanyahu part of the family, and it is often told of how the future Prime Minister was, during Jared's boyhood, a frequent overnight guest in the Kushner New Jersey home and even slept in his room.
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Medicare for All: Twin Cities conference strategizes how to get it
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-29
MINNEAPOLIS–"We have never seen so much support for universal healthcare like we do now!" That was the message delivered as several hundred healthcare activists–representing organized labor, workers' centers', non-profits, and health organizations–gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the Twin Cities Single-Payer Strategy Conference from June 22-24. Spearheaded by Healthcare Now and Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Healthcare, …
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Fighting Breast Cancer: Tuskegee University Researchers Add a 4th Marker in Breast-Cancer Detection
Maiysha Kai on The Glow Up, shared by Maiysha Kai to The Root | theroot.com | 2018-06-29
A research team at Tuskegee University has just made a major breakthrough in the fight against breast cancer–particularly the most aggressive and fatal form, which affects black women at a 42 percent-higher rate (pdf) than white women. | Read…
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Suffer the Little Children
George Capaccio | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
In the Gospels, the disciples of Jesus complain about folks who bring their kids with them to receive his blessings. But Jesus is not somebody who shuns the company of children. In response to his followers' disapproval, he says, perhaps with the snap of indignation in his voice,…
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Steele Dossier Says Information Went Both Ways Between Trump and Russia
Mark Sumner, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-06-29
The information flow wasn't only to the president's campaign. | The Associated Press has compiled a list of the information provided in the list of memos authored by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, and compared it with what has been revealed through court filings and public statements. And while the AP finds what they believe to be "snippets of fiction" in the pages, they also find that a great deal of what Steele produced is proving to have a basis in fact. What has turned out to be true is the primary narrative thread that runs through all the memos — The Russian government set up an "elaborate operation" to damage Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election through social media, propaganda, and by stealing Democratic information and providing it to Trump. And the Russian government sought to aid Donald Trump,. . .
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Move Over God
Rev. William Alberts | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
While running in the Republican presidential primary, Donald Trump wooed evangelical and other Bible-minded Christians at a rally by referring to his book, The Art of the Deal, as "my second favorite book of all time. Do you know what my first is?," he continued, then answered, "The Bible! Nothing beats The Bible" — his…
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North Korea Reportedly Duped Trump as It Ramps Up Production of Nuclear Fuel: 'They Are Trying to Deceive the U.S.'
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-29
Trump has said, "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. " | Despite President Donald Trump's confident declaration after meeting with leader Kim Jong-un that North Korea's nuclear threat has passed, NBC News reported Friday that multiple intelligence community officials believe the rogue regime is, in fact, ramping up its production of nuclear fuel. "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea," Trump said after the Singapore summit. "Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future! "Even this unrealistic assessment was quickly countered by his own declaration that, in fact, North Korea remains a nuclear threat. But now NBC News finds that not only does the country's standing nuclear arsenal remain, "North Korea was stepping up its production of enriched uranium for nuclear weapons" even while the. . .
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Neither Idiots Nor Useful: Our Politically Underachieving Liberal Churches
Patrick Walker | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
I've got fury in my soul Fury's gonna take me to the glory goal In my mind I can't study war no more –Laura Nyro, "Save the Country" Introduction: Some Merited Malice for Religious Useful Idiots Readers familiar with political put-downs will instantly recognize the pun on "useful idiots" in my title. In suggesting that…
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What Ocasio-Cortez's Win Says About the Rise of the Left
Josh Hoxie | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
You'll be forgiven if you've never heard of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. This time last year, she was working as a bartender in the Bronx. Now, she just unseated a 10-term incumbent congressman previously on track to lead the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives. Amazing how much can change in a year. Ocasio-Cortez's victory is…
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Labor after Janus–Unions have experienced worse
Sarah Anderson | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-29
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Weekend Read: The Supreme Court just replaced one injustice with another
splcenter.org | splcenter.org | 2018-06-29
Fred Korematsu was 23 when he defied the order sending him to an internment camp.
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First Freedom's final issue
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-06-29
The First Freedom, a stalwart publication of the neo-Confederate movement, appears to be nearing its demise.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/06/29/first…

Ten Years
Missy Comley Beattie | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
Ten years ago, my sister Laura and I were in Greenwich Village at a restaurant near Washington Square Park. We stood all afternoon, hopped up at New York City's Gay Pride Parade. I've told you one of my hobbies is eavesdropping. And on that particular evening, my nervous system vibrated from nearby conversation. Soon I…
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Before Family Separations, the Trump Administration Quietly Removed Protections for Migrant Kids
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-29
Thousands of children separated from their parents after crossing the U.S. border eventually may be reunited, but children's chances for asylum are slimmer than ever, thanks to a series of recent policy changes under the Trump administration. | Many of the changes happened quietly over the last 18 months, short-circuiting opportunities for children to get help and prove whether they are entitled to refugee status or asylum. Most give more power for final decisions about child deportation to officials at the border. | "The message is … if you come to the border, you are going to be detained and quickly removed," said Charles Wheeler, a veteran immigration attorney who oversees training and advocacy in Oakland, California, for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network. | The recent shifts preceded the new policy to separate children from the adults they traveled with to get…
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Did This Straw Break the Finance Sector's Back?
T Sabri àñncຠ| counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
I will define the straw and start with quoting from my July 2017 H TParekh Finance Column titled "Debts That Cannot Be Paid Will Not Be" (àñncຠ2017). With my June 2015 H T Parekh Finance Column article titled titled "When Will the Next Financial Crisis Start?" (àñncຠ2015a) I initiated an investigation of the possibility of…
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Trump's Trade Tantrum: On Tipping Points and Authoritarian Peril
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
The Tangerine Tosser's triple trade tiff — with China, the European Union, and the United States' NAFTA partners (Canada and Mexico) — has the potential to spark an American and global economic meltdown. Classic signs of a coming collapse have been evident for some time: wage stagnation for the many alongside skyrocketing wealth for the…
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Who's the Bigger Threat to Russia: NATO or Coke?
David Yearsley | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
The blue-white-and-red homeland has been invaded. But the patriots fight back with resolve and smarts. They will not be subdued. The scenario is not that of the hoary American Cold War nightmare recently revived, but of Mother Russia, tricolor banners waving, currently being invaded by a red menace far bigger than communism ever was. I…
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Thinking Outside the Wall: Conscientious Objection in the Age of Trump
Allan Ainsworth | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
In a new low, the US recently achieved a "flawed state status" in the world, down from a full democracy. This is according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.[1] We now share tenuous democratic space along with Poland, Mongolia, and Italy because of a further erosion of trust in government and elected officials. One wonders which of…
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Meet the League: Say hello to primary Louisiana contact Vincent Buckles, a former reality TV star
Brett Barroquere | splcenter.org | 2018-06-29
As League of the South founder Michael Hill pushes the organization in a more militant direction, he's getting a little star power in his leadership.
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Becoming a Democracy: the Example of Nepal
Barbara Nimri Aziz | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
Hardly noticed on the world landscape of emerging democracies, lies Nepal. This new republic now has the first government, newly formed this past February, under a secular constitution. It's a route is scattered with the detritus of its becoming a republic, though still a relatively nonviolent path. Why is the international press not following Nepal's…
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The Resistance Before the #Resistance
Jacob Sugarman | truthdig.com | 2018-06-29
The post The Resistance Before the #Resistance appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Mike Flynn's Delayed Sentence Suggests 'He Still Has a Lot More to Give' Robert Mueller: NBC Reporter
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-29
The president former national security adviser has become a cooperating witness in the Russia investigation. | President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a cooperating witness in the ongoing Russia investigation, appears to have become a valuable source of information in special counsel Robert Mueller's work, and according to a court filing Friday. We know that because Mueller requested another two-month delay before Flynn's sentencing. NBC reporter Ken Dilianian explained what that means on MSNBC's "Deadline: White House" with Nicolle Wallace. "We have to be careful about reading too much into this," he said, "but the fact that they are continuing to delay Mike Flynn's sentence, Mike Flynn's cooperating with Robert Mueller's investigation, suggests that he still has a lot more to give them. "He continued: "And you can contrast that with George Papadopoulos, another Trump campaign aide, who pleaded guilty and was. . .
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On the far right, shooting at Maryland newspaper draws praise, celebration
Brett Barrouquere | splcenter.org | 2018-06-29
‚ÄãAfter five people were gunned down in their own newsroom, the normally feisty editorial page of the Capital-Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, went silent Friday.
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Workers: "Make one job at Marriott enough to live on!"
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-29
OAKLAND, Calif. — An international Day of Action with the theme, "One Job Should Be Enough," brought thousands of union and non-union Marriott workers into the streets across the U.S. and Canada June 27, calling on the giant hotel chain to use its leadership in the worldwide hotel industry to create jobs paying enough for …
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"Trade Wars are Good"
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
"When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win." — Donald J. Trump As I understand it, trade wars mainly affect the leading competing exporter nations. In 2017 China was the world's leading exporter, as it…
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Israeli Government Fears Palestinian Cameras
Chelli Stanley | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
Recently the Israeli Knessett passed the first draft of a bill that would criminalize the filming of Israeli soldiers in Palestine, with a proposed five year jail sentence for offenders. The bill specifically focuses on the shame and discrediting that results from such footage and also mentions those who film with the intention to break "soldiers' spirits,"
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The Upside of Janus: Court's Ruling on Dues Check-Offs Could Help Democratize Unions
Jon Jeter | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-29
The Supreme Court's much-pilloried Janus decision could actually prove to be a good thing in the long-run by democratizing labor unions and revitalizing a moribund movement that was the engine of America's postwar prosperity. | The post The Upside of Janus: Court's Ruling on Dues Check-Offs Could Help Democratize Unions appeared first on MintPress News.
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Trump Says Journalists 'Should Be Free' from 'Fear of Being Violently Attacked' After Years of Demonizing the Press
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-29
The president frequently says the press is the "enemy of the people. " He still hasn't apologized for that. | After the devastating mass shooting at the local paper Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, on Thursday, President Donald Trump finally called out the abominable attack on Friday afternoon following a series of tepid and half-hearted responses. "Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job," he said at a White House event. As many noted, Trump has frequently demonized and attacked the media. Just a few days earlier, Trump had reminded attendees at a campaign rally that he loves to call the press the "the enemy of the people. "And on June 13, he tweeted: "Our Country's biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools! "The full details of the shooter's motivations have. . .
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Killing of journalists comes amid Trump attacks on "fake media"
Associated Press | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-29
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A man firing a shotgun and armed smoke grenades killed four journalists and a staffer at Maryland's capital newspaper, then was swiftly taken into custody by police who rushed into the building. Thursday's attack on The Capital Gazette in Annapolis came amid months of verbal and online attacks on the "fake news …
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Many People Fully Recover from Depression — But Scientists Are Ignoring the Positive Data
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-06-29
Evidence suggests there's a lot of hope for those struggling with depression. | In the wake of suicides by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, we as a nation are newly sobered by depression's threat to the public health. Depression is a common mood condition considered by the World Health Organization to be the leading cause of disability worldwide, ahead of widely publicized contenders such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Reading the news today, you will learn that depression leads to self-harm and suicidal thoughts, drug overdoses, school shootings and altercations with the police. Can this darkest of human frailties ever point the way to something better? What do clinical scientists know about redemption and personal growth in the aftermath of depression? How often does it happen? What initiates it? In a forthcoming article to appear in Perspectives on. . .
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Fighting for the Truth About Refugees — and Losing Ground
Gregory Barrett | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
25 June 2018: The split on what was once known as The Left over refugee-related issues continues and grows. I have just parted ways with a person who shares a great many of my views on very many issues, but who delighted in showing me an article from Zerohedge putting an anti-refugee spin on crime…
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Maybe This Is How the Guards Revolt?
Kim C. Domenico | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
The 1% will always attempt to seize powerful technologies and institutions to pacify all of us–especially young people. To manage these technologies and institutions, the 1% needs technocrats, administrators, and guards; thus, what would help is what Howard Zinn called a "revolt of the guards." — Bruce E. Levine, "Another Reason Young Americans Don't Revolt"
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Lest We Forget: Recalling the Second Culture Wars
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
The current round of culture wars began 1972 when Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative activist and lawyer, led a successful campaign to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment ("Stop ERA"), thus ending a struggle by progressive feminists that began in 1848 to secure constitutionally guaranteed equality for women. The religious right was further incensed when an all-male Supreme…
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Challenging Barbara Lee From the Left
Ann Garrison | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
In California's top-two primary system, only the top-two vote getters advance to the general election, meaning that only two names will be on the ballot for each race in November. Since California is a very blue state, that often means that two Democrats advance, as in the Senate race between incumbent Dianne Feinstein, the Anti-Trump…
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Judge of Characters: We Gotta Be Civil to These Supremacists for What?
Danielle Young on The Grapevine, shared by Danielle Young to The Root | theroot.com | 2018-06-29
Why is it an issue of civility when Auntie Maxine Waters says this to a crowd of people: Read…
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'How the Hell Was This Guy Allowed to Buy a Gun?': Newspaper Shooting Suspect Reportedly Threatened Journalists Years Before Buying Firearm
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-29
"Some people have said the threats were veiled, but it was pretty clear to us working there at the time. " | Jarrod Ramos, the man police believe carried out the mass shooting at the newspaper Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, on Thursday, has previously been reported to law enforcement for threats against the journalists, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Ramos is now being charged with five counts of first-degree murder. Thomas Marquardt, who used to be the paper's editor and publisher, told the Journal that Ramos was "the most threatening person he ever had to deal with as a journalist. " Ramos allegedly created a Twitter account just to target the paper's journalists, and at one point posted implying that he wished Marquardt was dead. "Some people have said the threats were veiled, but it was pretty clear to us. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/how-hell-…

Macron Wants to Implement Compulsory Military Service
Frank Sellers | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-29
French President Emmanuel Macron is floating the idea of reintroducing compulsory military service. The plan intends on introducing youths to military life and service from the age of 16 for both girls and boys. The unpopular programme is expected to cost the French government nearly $2 billion. | The BBC reports: The French government has introduced a plan to bring back national service for all 16-year-olds. | It was an idea put forward by Emmanuel Macron in his presidential campaign, to promote a sense of civic duty and national unity among French youth. | But some remain unconvinced of the benefits. | The new national service will cover all 16-year-olds, girls as well as boys, and will be divided into two distinct phases. | National service in two parts | The first phase is a mandatory one-month placement with a focus on…
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Virgil x Naomi: Fashion's Biggest (and Still Blackest) Stars in Conversation for Vogue
Maiysha Kai on The Glow Up, shared by Maiysha Kai to The Root | theroot.com | 2018-06-29
"I'm going to see Virgil," Naomi Campbell whispered in her famously husky British accent, en route to the Paris headquarters of Louis Vuitton for a conversation with fashion's man of the moment, designer and disruptor Virgil Abloh. Read…
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Jalopnik Why Porsche Destroying The All-Time Nàºrburgring Lap Record By 51.58 Seconds Is Such A Big D
Kinja! on Kinja Roundup, shared by Danielle C. Belton to The Root | kinja.com | 2018-06-29
Jalopnik Why Porsche Destroying The All-Time Nàºrburgring Lap Record By 51.58 Seconds Is Such A Big Deal | Gizmodo Hisense's Absurd 100-Inch Laser TV Turned Me Into a Big Screen Believer | Kotaku Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Can I Trust The Men I Work With? | Lifehacker Why Does My Network Switch Keep Dropping Gigabit Speeds?… Read…
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Rod Rosenstein Was Infuriated that Trump 'Manipulated Him' to Help in Comey's Firing: Report
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-29
One person told the New York Times Rosenstein was "frantic, nervous, upset and emotionally dis-regulated. " | Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was furious after President Donald Trump used a memo he wrote to justify firing then-FBI Director James Comey back in May 2017, according to a new report from the New York Times. Trump's decision to fire Comey led Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller as a special counsel in charge of the investigation of the president, Russia's interference in the 2016 election, and potential collusion with the Trump campaign. The Times reports that Rosenstein "alternately defended his involvement, expressed remorse at the tumult it unleashed, said the White House had manipulated him, fumed how the media had portrayed the events and said the full story would vindicate him," according to four people familiar with the "outbursts. "People described Rosenstein after the firing as "shaken,"
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Ukraine Behind the Curtain
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
For most people on the left, knowledge of the Ukraine is limited to a few well-trodden factoids. Victorian Nuland made a phone call that led to the overthrow of the democratically elected government and its replacement through a pro-EU, pro-NATO coup. The coup relied on a combination of neo-Nazi violence and false flag incidents to…
counterpunch.org/2018/06/29/ukraine-behi…

People vs. Money: Socialist beats Wall Street Dem in New York
Michael Arney | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-29
NEW YORK–On Tuesday's Democratic primary election for New York's 14th Congressional District, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accomplished a nearly impossible task: She defeated her heavily overfunded incumbent opponent. With practically all votes counted, the bartender-turned-socialist-candidate trounced high ranking, ten-term incumbent and Queens Democratic Party Chair Rep. Joseph Crowley 58 percent to 42 percent, even though he outspent …
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'Silence Is Common': White Man Who Put Racist Restaurant Owner on Blast Says White People Need to Speak Up About Racism
Anne Branigin | theroot.com | 2018-06-29
For weeks, Don Merckle wondered what he might have done to make the owner of Main Street Public House confide in him about his racism. | Read…
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CS Lewis Was a Red
Mervyn Nicholson | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
Red Tory, that is. The famous author and religious writer, C. S. Lewis, is revered by right-wing conservatives as a saint, their trophy intellectual, but ironically, he was not "conservative," not in their way. He was not right wing. He was a "Red Tory", a political type unfamiliar in the U.S. Almost everything he says about capitalism…
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Rajavi's Show In France Distracts From Sinister Death In Albania
Massoud Khodabandeh | iranian.com | 2018-06-29
As Maryam Rajavi in the absence of her husband Massoud Rajavi is preparing to receive likes of Rudi Giuliani and Newt Gingrich as paid speakers in her yearly event to glorify terrorism and self-immolations, another MEK member disappears in Albania. Malek Shara'i has vanished in mysterious circumstances, which brings to mind the fate of tens […] | The post Rajavi's Show In France Distracts From Sinister Death In Albania appeared first on The Iranian.
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Joe Crowley's Defeat Has a Lot to Do With Democratic Party Superdelegates
Norman Solomon | mintpressnews.com | 2018-06-29
Conventional wisdom said that powerful Congressman Joe Crowley couldn't be beat. But his 20-year career in the House of Representatives will end in early January, with the socialist organizer who beat him in the Democratic primary in the deep-blue district poised to become Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. | The defeat of Crowley shows how grass-roots movements can prevail against the corporate establishment and its vast quantities of cash. The Crowley campaign spent upward of $3 million in the Democratic Party primary. The Ocasio-Cortez campaign spent one-tenth as much. He wielded money power. She inspired people power. | As the 28-year-old Ocasio-Cortez was quick to say after her victory Tuesday night, the triumph belongs to everyone who wants social, economic and racial justice. She ran on a platform in harmony with her activism as a member of Democratic Socialists of America and an organizer…
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Obama Told Trump How to Fix Health Care: Just Name It Something Else and Take Credit for It
SACJ | theroot.com | 2018-06-29
On Thursday, the former president of the United States and current president of Wakanda, Barack Obama, told a Los Angeles crowd of donors that he gave Donald Trump a brilliant idea on how to revamp his health care plan instead of repealing it: Simply name it something else and take credit for its successes. | Read…
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Why Are We Still Talking About Iran In The World Cup?
Sophia Akram | iranian.com | 2018-06-29
Iran's football team may not be moving any further in Russia 2018 but Iranian football fan Maryam Qashqaei Shojaei still has a job to do. [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hile it may not have been an all out win for Iran this World Cup, there were nonetheless still some small victories. Iran's team did not finish last in its […] | The post Why Are We Still Talking About Iran In The World Cup? appeared first on The Iranian.
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What Merit in the Meritocracy?
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
"A narrative is emerging. It is that the new meritocratic aristocracy has come to look like every other aristocracy." — David Brooks, "The Strange Failure of the Educated Elite," The New York Times, May 29, 2018…
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Did Israel Inspire Trump's Family Separation Policy?
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
This past May, the United States Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, announced the government's 'zero tolerance' policy at US border crossings. It was a matter of weeks before the new policy began yielding tragic outcomes. Those attempting to unlawfully cross into the US were subject to federal criminal prosecution, while their children were taken away by federal authorities,…
counterpunch.org/2018/06/29/did-israel-i…

Meet the League 2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-06-29
Prior to last year's League of the South (LOS) National Conference, Hatewatch profiled leaders of the neo-Confederate LOS, including president Michael Hill, chief of staff Michael Tubbs and various other affiliates and supporters of the organization, including chief of security/intel John Mark "Tiny" Malone.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/06/29/meet-…

Federal Court Blocks Trump's Approval of Kentucky's Medicaid Work Requirements
Joan McCarter, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-06-29
The state is sure to appeal. | The federal judiciary hasn't been totally subsumed by Trumpism yet. In a big blow to both Trump and Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a federal court has blocked the state from implementing work requirements for Medicaid, as approved by the Trump administration. A federal judge blocked Kentucky's Medicaid work requirements on Friday, ruling that the Trump administration did not adequately consider before approving the state's proposal whether work requirements would violate the program's purpose of providing health care to the most vulnerable Americans. [. . . ]The federal government is obligated under federal law to consider whether a Medicaid proposal advances the program's objectives, the judge wrote, and the Trump administration failed to meet that standard before approving Kentucky's plan. "The Secretary never adequately considered whether Kentucky HEALTH would in fact help the state furnish medical assistance to. . .
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America's Moral Angst
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-29
For all those who in 2016 closed their eyes, held their noses and took a leap into the unknown by voting for Donald Trump, it is time to pry open those eyelids, gaze upon what they have wrought, and smell the decay pervading the country's public sphere. And indeed, it seems that growing numbers have,…
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Is Juul Making It Easy for Kids to Vape in School?
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-06-29
New research shows thousands of students sneak this nicotine delivery system onto school grounds. | The Juul vaporizer is the latest advancement in electronic cigarette technology, delivering nicotine to the user from a device about the size and shape of a thumb drive. Juul has taken the electronic cigarette market by storm experiencing a year-over-year growth of about 700 percent. | In recent months, stories about a possible Juul craze among teenagers have circulated in the media. In April, The Wall Street Journal reported that parents are fighting a Juul | epidemic. In May, The New Yorker told a story about Juul's presence at high schools in America's more affluent ZIP codes. | I study ways to inform public health and policy by using data from social media. According to new research my colleagues and I conducted that. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/juul-maki…

Umm, the Judge in Former NFL Tight End Kellen Winslow Jr.'s Rape Case Sounds Crazy
SACJ | theroot.com | 2018-06-29
Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. is currently facing serious time for allegedly kidnapping and raping two women and sexually assaulting three others in his hometown of Encinitas, Calif. | Read…
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Moms Outraged by Family Separations Become Protest Leaders
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-29
"As moms, we know how important it is to be with your child," says Kate Sharaf, a Portland, Ore., co-organizer of one of over 600 "Families Belong Together" rallies expected to draw thousands nationwide on Saturday. | The post Moms Outraged by Family Separations Become Protest Leaders appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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