2018-07-22: Social Media Postees

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Chile: Mapuche Protest Rulings In Luchsinger-Mackay Case
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-22
Luis and Jose Tralcals claim prosecutors, investigators and judges are trying to bring the case to a premature close, evidence notwithstanding.
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Brazil: Dodgy Security Firms Linked to Eduardo Cunha Associates
teleSUR/jc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-22
As public security worsens, private security firms reap more profits.
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The Next Global Financial Crisis is Inevitable (Pt 1/2)
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-07-22
It has been ten years since the last major financial crisis. With systemic deregulation undoing the safeguards, we are due for another crisis very one soon. Thomas Hanna, research director of the Democracy Collaborative's Next System Project, says it is almost guaranteed | The post The Next Global Financial Crisis is Inevitable (Pt 1/2) appeared first on
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The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: July 20, 2018
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-07-22
This week Eze and Khalilah discuss reporting from the Baltimore Bureau including concerns about Baltimore police overtime, immigrant rights advocacy, and which candidates for Governor of Maryland transportation advocates are supporting. They also review Marc Steiner's interview with E. Ethelbert Miller on his new book of poetry If God Invented Baseball | The post The Baltimore Bureau Po…
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Soldiers Abduct Palestinian Driver Of Education Ministry After Breaking His Rib
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-22
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at night, a driver who works for the Education Ministry in Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, after attacking him, and breaking one of his ribs, in al-Khan al-Ahmar near occupied Jerusalem. Mohammad Zakarna, the head of the Education Ministry …
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Puerto Rico's Forensics Institute Investigated Over Corpses
teleSUR/mrs-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-22
Employees at the institute tried to block health inspectors from the House Public Safety Commission by preventing them from opening five corpse-filled containers.
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Argentina: Protests Against IMF as G20 Ministers Convene
teleSUR/vc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-22
IMF chief Christine Lagarde praised the economic policies promoted by president Macri and rejected by vast sectors of Argentine society.
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Argentina's Cartoonist Quino: 'My Mafalda Is Not Anti-Abortion'
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-22
"Images showing Mafalda wearing a blue scarf, which symbolizes opposition to the voluntary interruption of pregnancy law, are spreading… I demand it be removed," Quino said.
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FBI Warrant Application Called Ex-Adviser to Trump an Agent for Russia
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-07-22
The bureau told the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 2016 that Carter Page conspired with the Kremlin and that it believed he was "the subject of targeted recruitment" by Russia, according to official documents obtained by the media. | The post FBI Warrant Application Called Ex-Adviser to Trump an Agent for Russia appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Ecuador: Cuenca Says 'No' To Mines In El Cajas National Park
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-22
During an assembly called 'For The People, For The Water And The Paramos,' the people of Cuenca demanded all mining activities be stopped.
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Cuba Constitution Approves Gay Marriage, Drops Term 'Communism'
teleSUR/mrs-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-22
Marriage will now be defined as a "consensual union between two people without distinction of sex," state newspaper Granma reports.
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Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-22
Israeli soldiers caused, on Saturday evening, several Palestinians to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation, after the army invaded Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded the al-Madabe' area, in the western part of Beit Ummar, …
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Israeli Army Leadership Does Not Believe Hamas Is Responsible For Killing The Soldier
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-22
Senior Israeli Military officials said that they do not believe Hamas was behind the death of an Israeli soldier, who was shot with sniper fire from Gaza Friday, and added that the person who shot the soldier acted without Hamas's approval. Israel believes that Hamas did not approve the shooting …
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Mexico City Declares Lucha Libre 'Intangible Cultural Heritage'
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-22
The decree was signed by El Hijo del Fantasma and Mexico's City mayor, who also agreed to seek better social welfare benefits for professional wrestlers.
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The Left Must Get Ready to Seize the Next Financial Crisis? (Pt 2/2)
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-07-22
Instead of bailing out banks when the next global financial crisis hits, we need to be prepared to nationalize them and create a public banking sector, which will not only be a way out of the crisis, but will also help prevent future crises, says Thomas Hanna of the Democracy Collaborative
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Kids Take to the Streets in DC to Demand Climate Action
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-07-22
Youth from across the country marched on Washington and lobbied electeds to break ties with the fossil fuel industry and preserve their future | The post Kids Take to the Streets in DC to Demand Climate Action appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Mexico: Two Elected Officials Killed In 24 Hours
teleSUR/vc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-22
The two elected local authorities were murdered Friday by unknown shooters. Mexican authorities have not captured any suspects.
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Brazil: MST Marches at Supreme Court, Demand Lula's Freedom
teleSUR / jc | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-22
MST also informed that they would organize a nationwide march in Brasilia between the August 12 and 15.
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Woman killed in Los Angeles store hostage situation after car chase & police-involved shooting
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-22
Police in Los Angeles responded to an active suspect barricaded in a Trader Joe's in Los Angeles on Saturday. Gunshots were reportedly heard outside the building after a man crashed a car nearby and ran inside.
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Intelligence chief Coats says media twisted his awkward 'say again' response to Trump's Putin invite
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-22
US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has blamed the media for spinning a story about his odd reaction to the news of US President Donald Trump inviting Vladimir Putin to a second summit, saying he meant no disrespect.
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My best friend could be deported to Afghanistan
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-22
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Rampaging tractor leads Denver police on slow-speed pursuit (VIDEO, PHOTO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-22
Trained canines had to be used to stop a joyrider who had led Denver authorities on what could only be described as one of the slowest police chases in recent memory.
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Facebook allows Radio Liberty to promote illegal political ads while touting stricter rules
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-22
Facebook now appears to watch RT's every step, but it has allowed the US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty to publish political ads targeting Americans, while introducing restrictions for other media.
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Democratic Socialism Rising in the Age of Trump
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-07-21
Although the most ambitious Democrats in Washington have been reluctant to embrace the label, 42 people in 20 states are running for federal, state and local offices who have been formally endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America. | The post Democratic Socialism Rising in the Age of Trump appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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The Democratic Socialists of America: Providing a "left" cover for a right-wing Democratic Party
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
DSA candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are seeking to disguise the drastic shift of the Democratic Party to the right on domestic, and especially, foreign policy.
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The Idea of Creating a New Universe in the Lab Is No Joke
Merali, Aeon | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
We have no reason to believe that even the most advanced physics hackers could conjure a cosmos from nothing at all. | Physicists aren't often reprimanded for using risqué humour in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened to the cosmologist Andrei Linde at Stanford University. He had submitted a draft article entitled 'Hard Art of the Universe Creation' to the. . .
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Using Dogs as a Tool of Racist Repression
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-07-21
In 2016, veterinarian Dan Wentz started a fundraiser to implant titanium crowns on the teeth of a 106-pound German Shepherd police dog. | In Ferguson, Missouri. | "Given all that's happened," said Wentz, "I want to make sure we are doing what we can to help keep these dogs on the street." | Ferguson, of course, is where the 2014 police murder of unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown touched off an uprising that sparked the growth of the Black Lives Matter movement around the nation, and brought horrific police repression of protesters in response. | Wentz's campaign was launched after the uprising. It came after the Ferguson Police Department had taken a police dog to the memorial left to Brown to piss on it. And it was after a Justice Department investigation into the Ferguson police found that officers only sicced dogs on…
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct Man With Down Syndrome, Break His Wrist
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-21
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday morning, a Palestinian man with Down Syndrome, and repeatedly beat him until breaking his wrist, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers abducted Mahmoud Zayed in Bab az-Zawiya area, in the center of …
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The Helsinki Summit: Redefining The Iranian Role In Syria
Oraib Al-Rantawi | iranian.com | 2018-07-21
The "shameful" and "weak" performance of US President Donald Trump at the Helsinki Summit dominated news reports, coverage, and reactions during and after the summit. We actually only know a little bit about what happened at the "core" of the discussions regarding the issues listed on the agenda. If it weren't for the statements made […] | The post The Helsinki Summit: Redefining The Iranian Role In Syria appeared first on The Iranian.
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Here's an Incredible Offer, Donald: Resign
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-07-21
In this age of government by distraction and destruction, stories of towering importance have a way of getting left by the side of the road as we march in ceaseless order toward whatever doom awaits us. For a time on Thursday, to note only the most recent example of this phenomenon, it appeared as if the White House was actively considering sending a former US ambassador and several other officials to Russia for interrogation as part of Putin's " incredible offer" in Helsinki. | Outrage erupted in all corners with an immediacy that underscored the preposterous nature of the idea itself, and never mind the fact that White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicated it was actually being discussed at the highest levels. The shouting did not last half the day, because minutes before the Senate passed a non-binding Omnibus…
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Sick of Student Loans? Some Schools Offer to Take Part of Future Earnings Instead
Clara Romeo | truthdig.com | 2018-07-21
Norwich University is the latest college to adopt the approach. Though the alternative to student loans is being praised, some critics warn of unintended consequences. | The post Sick of Student Loans? Some Schools Offer to Take Part of Future Earnings Instead appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Don't Drink the Kool-Aid: Scholar Whose Sisters Planned Jonestown Explains Why 'Brainwashing' Is BS
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
Many argue that people join "cults" — or "new religious movements," the term scholars prefer — because they've been brainwashed. | Nearly 40 years ago, my two sisters, Carolyn Layton and Annie Moore, were among those who planned the mass deaths in Jonestown on Nov. 18, 1978. Part of a movement called Peoples Temple, which w. . .
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Hassan Shokeh on 49th Day of Hunger Strike, Joined by 3 More Palestinian Administrative Detainees
INA | imemc.org | 2018-07-21
Hassan Shokeh Photo: Asra Media Hassan Shokeh is facing a serious medical crisis on his 49th day of hunger strike against his administrative detention, by Israeli occupation forces, without charge or trial. He was joined on his strike by three more administrative detainees, Islam Jawarish, Issa Awad and Mahmoud Ayyad, on their 13th…
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Health Insurers Are Collecting Your Data — And Could Raise Your Rates
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-07-21
This story was co-published with NPR. | To an outsider, the fancy booths at last month's health insurance industry gathering in San Diego aren't very compelling. A handful of companies pitching "lifestyle" data and salespeople touting jargony phrases like "social determinants of health." | But dig deeper and the implications of what they're selling might give many patients pause: A future in which everything you do — the things you buy, the food you eat, the time you spend watching TV — may help determine how much you pay for health insurance. | With little public scrutiny, the health insurance industry has joined forces with data brokers to vacuum up personal details about hundreds of millions of Americans, including, odds are, many readers of this story. The companies are tracking your race, education level, TV habits, marital status, net worth. They're collecting…
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DC Council Should Listen to Voters Who Want to Raise Wages for Tipped Workers
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-07-21

| When people ask me when I'm going retire, my answer is always the same: About 15 minutes before I'm dead. I turn 70 this year, and I've been working in DC–always for tips–since I was 12. My first job, at the concession stand at Arena stage in the early '60s, was one of the better ones. My bosses were kind, and I got to watch the shows that came through town. By the time I got my second job, my wages were 66 cents an hour–not exactly the stuff nest eggs are made of. | Six decades later, I've watched this city get burned down and built back up. The Petworth row house I grew up in, on the corner of Upshur and 7th, now costs 75 times what it did when I was a kid.
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Shaking U.S. Establishments: The Ocasio-Cortez Effect
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-21
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Dana Milbank wrote it off as a victory of demographics, a minor, inconsequential point which left the "down-the-line liberal" Rep. Joe Crowley in its wake, a simple ploy that avoids any …
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Khamenei Backs Suggestion To Block Gulf Oil Exports If Own Sales Stopped
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-07-21
Iran's supreme leader on Saturday backed President Hassan Rouhani's suggestion that Iran may block Gulf oil exports if its own exports are stopped, according to his official website. "(Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) said remarks by the president … that 'if Iran's oil is not exported, no regional country's oil will be exported,' were important remarks that […] | The post Khamenei Backs Suggestion To Block Gulf Oil Exports If Own Sales Stopped appeared first on T…
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US Ambassador to Russia Explains Why He Won't Resign — But Offers No Defense of Donald Trump
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
Jon Huntsman defended his role as U. S. ambassador to Russia, but said nary a word about Donald Trump's actions. | Huntsman, the U. S. ambassador to Russia, on Saturday responded to a column by Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Gerke, explaining why he won't step down from his role even after Donald Trump appeared to side with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press co. . .
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Trump's New Attack on Lawyer Michael Cohen Was a 'Terrible Idea' That Will Blow Up in President's Face: Trial Attorney
Bob Brigham, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
While spending the weekend at his New Jersey golf course, President Trump accused his former attorney, Michael Cohen, of "perhaps illegal" behavior by recording a conversation with Trump during which the two reportedly discussed a hush money payment. | Preeminent attorney Shanin Specter suggested that President Donald Trump's Saturday morning Twitter attack on his former fixer, Michael Cohen, could blow up in his face. While spending the wee. . .
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Should You Shield Yourself From Others' Abhorrent Beliefs?
John Schwenkler, Aeon | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
Suppose that a spy is asked to infiltrate a group of hateful extremists. Should she accept the assignment? | Many of our choices have the potential to change how we think about the world. Often the choices taken are for some kind of betterment: to teach us something, to increase understanding or to improve ways of thinking. What happens, though, when a choice promises to alter our cognitive perspective in ways that we regard. . .
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How Low Can Trump Go?
Lucian K. Truscott IV, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
He kidnaps babies, abuses women, admires white supremacists, conspires with Russians & still his base supports him | If you have wondered how much lower Trump could go, we got our answer last Monday in Helsinki. There was the President of the United States surrendering his intelligence agencies, his Department of State and his Department of Justice to the lying, thieving, murdering dictator of Russia standing next to him on the stage. He was virtuall. . .
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May's Syria Policy Gets Thumbs Down from Bipartisan Group of UK Pols
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-07-21
Since the Syrian conflict began in 2011, the U.K. has been an instrumental part of the U.S.-led coalition active in Syria and has also been a major source of funding for armed Syrian opposition groups, having spent millions of pounds on financing such groups — often with terrorist affiliations — since 2012. | The post May's Syria Policy Gets Thumbs Down from Bipartisan Group of UK Pols appeared first on MintPress News.
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Hamas Fingers Kushner as 'Spokesman for Israel'
INA | imemc.org | 2018-07-21
Hamas, which won the last free Palestinian elections, held in 2006, hit back after an op-ed blamed it for plight of Palestinians, and urged it to abandon resistance. The op-ed, co-authored by Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, shows that American officials are "mere spokesmen for the Israeli occupation," …
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Islamist Hardliners Are Threatening Iran's Very Survival
Shireen Hunter | iranian.com | 2018-07-21
Since last year, Iran's economy has seriously deteriorated as speculators have rushed to exchange national currency for dollars while others, fearing more troubles to come, have been moving their capital out of the country. Close to $30 billion has reportedly left the country since the currency crisis began. The mounting economic problems have also caused […] | The post Islamist Hardliners Are Threatening Iran's Very Survival appeared first on The Iranian.
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Is Artificial Intelligence Too Dehumanizing to Succeed?
Tom Valvovic, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
Giving corporations powerful technology to intrude even more deeply into the personal lives of consumers and employees and then analyze that data for financial gain is a dangerous combination. | Does all the hype about AI sound just a little too familiar? If you're old enough to remember the first beginnings of the Internet and the dotcom bubble, you might also remember the tsunami of hype that attended these events as they unfolded. Wiredmagazine made endless. . .
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How the Right Wing Convinces Itself That Liberals Are Evil
David A. Walsh, Washington Monthly | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
Since the 1950s, the conservative movement has justified bad behavior–including supporting Donald Trump–by persuading itself that the left is worse. | If you spend any time consuming right-wing media in America, you quickly learn the following: Liberals are responsible for racism, slavery, and the Ku Klux Klan. They admire Mussolini and Hitler, and modern liberalism is little different from fascism or, even worse, communism. The mainstream media and academi. . .
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ICE Was Designed to Terrorize Immigrant Communities
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-07-21

| Janine Jackson: Images of weeping toddlers torn from their stunned mothers' arms, of children in cages–or what some insist you call "chain link-fenced holding areas"–and of three-year-olds representing themselves in deportation or asylum proceedings: These have outraged and galvanized many Americans in protest of the Trump administration's racist, cruel, anti-immigration and anti-immigrant policies. | Outrage is justified, but if we intend to translate it to substantive change, we're going to need to build out from this immediate, visible crisis, to connect it to all of the other factors and actors that make today's headlines possible. So what now for those who recognize family separation of immigrants to the US as no outlier, but part of…
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Wall Street Journal Hammers 'Out of Touch' Trump Economic Adviser Peter Navarro for Trashing the US Economy
Tom Boggioni, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
Under an ominous headline that reads "The Trade Casualties Mount," the editorial board laid out the case on the toll the Trump tariffs are taking on U. S. economic growth. | The editors of the very conservative and very business-oriented Wall Street Journal have taken President Donald Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro to the woodshed for pushing the president's tariffs that is having a devastating effect on U. S. manufacturers. Under an ominous headline that reads "
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Weekend Read: Mark Zuckerberg's comments about Holocaust denial are disturbing
splcenter.org | splcenter.org | 2018-07-21
In an interview with a tech magazine published this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that while he personally finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive … at the end of the day, I don't believe that our platform should take that down."
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Baltimore Sues Fossil Fuel Companies Over Climate Change
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-07-21
The city's filing comes just a day after a federal judge dismissed New York City's suit against five top fossil fuels firms, and about a month after another federal judge tossed out a pair of suits brought by two cities in California. | The post Baltimore Sues Fossil Fuel Companies Over Climate Change appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Don Jr. and Eric Trump Racked Up Nearly $250,000 in Secret Service Costs in One Month
Clarrie Feinstein, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
According to a watchdog group, President Trump's adult sons are costing American taxpayers a lot of money | Eric and Donald Trump Jr. cost taxpayers $250 000 in one month of travel last year in Dubai. The information was gathered by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) using Secret Service documents that the Fre. . .
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The First Casualties of the Trade War are Trump Supporters
Sam Natapoff, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
The coming red state ruination is no accident, our partners are making a point, economic aggression affects us all | For President Trump, all questions have simple answers: US "immigration laws are the weakest and worst anywhere in the world", the Mueller investigation is a "Rigged Witch Hunt", and
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Hamas Accedes to Cease-Fire After Israeli Onslaught in Gaza
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-07-21
Pulling back from the brink of a full-fledged war, the Palestinian organization agreed to the cease-fire under heavy Egyptian and international pressure. | The post Hamas Accedes to Cease-Fire After Israeli Onslaught in Gaza appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Why Does White Fragility Show Up at Workplace Diversity Trainings?
Dr. Robin Diangelo, YES! Magazine | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
One way that whites protect their positions when challenged on race is to invoke the discourse of self-defense. | As a former professor and current facilitator and consultant, I am in a position to give white people feedback on how their unintentional racism is manifesting itself. In this position, I have observed countless enactments of white fragility. One of the most common is outrage: "How dare you suggest that I could h. . .
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Here's How Canadian Boomers Got Into Pot
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
Many baby boomers believed marijuana use could usher in a new era of experience, enlightenment and joy. Half a century ago, this was utterly new to most Canadians. | The legalization of marijuana in Canada comes almost a century after the drug was first declared an illegal substance in 1923, but pot didn't explode in popularity until the 1960s when a group of rebellious people began promoting it a shortcut to peace and enlightenment. Concerned about the new use of this. . .
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Youth-Led Marches Across the Globe Demand Immediate Climate Action
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-07-21
Declaring that climate change is " an issue of survival" that must be confronted with urgency, young activists across the globe on Saturday kicked off three days of marches and demonstrations to pressure elected officials to "reject the corrupting monetary influence of fossil fuel executives," ban all new dirty energy developments, and safeguard the planet for both its current inhabitants and future generations. | "Climate change is our last chance to either fix colossal systems of inequality and emerge as a more efficient, better equipped society as a whole, or reach a chaotic state where your privilege ultimately decides if you live or die," said 16-year-old climate activist Ivy Jaguzny ahead of Saturday's events, which are expected to take place " in cities from Washington, DC to Butere, Kenya." | "This isn't something that's going to affect us 70,…
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A Community of Slave Descendants Is Protecting Unique Food Traditions from Rising Seas
Shoshi Parks, YES! Magazine | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
One chef is raising the profile of Gullah/Geechee cuisine to help maintain the Nation's cultural identity. | In the world of southern cooking, Gullah/Geechee food is unique. It's perloo (pirlou), a one-pot dish of rice and shrimp, smoked paprika, garlic pepper and cayenne. It's crab meat "deviled up" with bread crumbs, egg, and cayenne and presented inside the shell. It's dishes with roots in West Africa and the Caribbean–pe. . .
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Experts Explain Why Trump's Defenders Refuse to Accept That Their Precious President Is Damaged Goods
Matthew Rozsa, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
Why won't some people believe what their own senses tell them? Political scientists explain | Like many, I watched Trump's behavior at the Helsinki summit with bulging eyes –a mix of shock and dismay that there were still those who, despite mounds of evidence, refuse to accept that President Trump is a senile, braying, compromised authoritarian. That led to a deeper question: How do so many Trump-supporting Republicans —
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Neoliberalism Is Being Rejected Around the World: Can Genuine Progressives Capitalize?
Conor Lynch, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
Is Mexico's new president anything like Donald Trump? Only in that both represent a moment of global revolt | When Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected president of Mexico earlier this month, many in the mainstream American media couldn't help but see the left-wing candidate as the Donald Trump of Mexico. "The parallels between Mr. López Obrador and President Trump are hard to ignore," wrote the New. . .
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Five Steps Toward Ending the Black Homeownership Crisis in the US
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-07-21
The low rate of homeownership among Black Americans is sinking to crisis levels, but a few quite obvious tactical solutions have been offered — we just need to implement them. | Only 43 percent of Black Americans owned homes in 2017 compared with 72 percent of whites, according to the State of the Nation's Housing 2018 by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. This report and others like it rightfully point to the Black-white wealth gap, lack of affordable housing and a long history of housing discrimination, from Jim Crow and redlining, to the 2007-10 subprime lending crisis, in which qualified Black borrowers were steered to bad loans, leading to massive foreclosures. | In the absence of leadership at the national level, housing equity experts and thought leaders have called on local governments to do what the…
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Federal Agencies Halt Reviews of Pesticides That Endanger Wildlife
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-07-21
The pesticide industry has spent years trying to fend off regulations designed to protect endangered species. Under Donald Trump, it is succeeding. | The post Federal Agencies Halt Reviews of Pesticides That Endanger Wildlife appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Video: U.S. Backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Political Wing Seeks to Normalize Relations with Damascus
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-21
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | On July 18, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that their members, backed up by the US-led coalition, had captured 1,100km2, which included sixteen villages, from ISIS in the provinces of …
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States Attacking ACA Would Suffer Most if Preexisting Conditions Shield Gets Axe
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-07-21
If the Affordable Care Act's protections for people with preexisting medical conditions are struck down in court, residents of the Republican-led states that are challenging the law have the most to lose. | "These states have been opposed to the ACA from the beginning," said Gerald Kominski, a senior fellow at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. "They're hurting their most vulnerable citizens." | Twenty Republican state attorneys general and governors challenged the constitutionality of the ACA in federal court in February. Last month, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice made the unusual decision not to defend key portions of the law against this legal challenge. | The states' lawsuit argues that because Congress eliminated the Obamacare tax penalty for not having insurance coverage, effective next year, the entire law is unconstitutional. By extension, the…
truthout.org/articles/states-att…

Meet the 12 Russians the US Government Indicted Last Week
Matthew Rozsa, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
A close look at the indictment reveals interesting things about the 12 Russians indicted by the US government | If you've been following the Trump-Russia scandal over the past week, it's nearly certain that you've heard about the 12 Russian officials who were indicted by the Grand Jury of the District of Columbia. It is the fact that these people were indicted that prompted Russian President Vladimir Putin to insist that American President Donald Trum. . .
alternet.org/meet-12-russians-us…

Israel Approves 20 New Colonialist Units Near Bethlehem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-21
The Israel "Planning and Construction Committee" has approved the construction of twenty new units in the illegal Matzad colony, built on private Palestinian lands, southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Hassan Breijiyya, the representative of the Committee Against The Annexation Wall and Colonies in Bethlehem, said Israel has …
imemc.org/article/israel-approve…

Who the Hell Is Bill Browder — And Why Does Putin Want to Get His Paws on Him So Badly?
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-07-21
Behind this week's Helsinki headlines lies a fascinating mystery with deep roots and many unanswered questions | Amid the wailing and rending of garments that filled the air after President Trump's bizarre press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last Monday, one mysterious name lingered in the air. Who the hell. . .
alternet.org/who-hell-bill-browd…

PA: Deal of Century Conspiracy Slowed, But Not Over
INA | imemc.org | 2018-07-21
Spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, on Saturday, said that, thanks to the steadfastness of the Palestinian people the leadership's commitment to the national constants, the US-led "deal of the century" has been thwarted. He said that, if the deal were to succeed, it would become …
imemc.org/article/pa-deal-of-cen…

Israel Shells Resistance in Gaza following Ceasefire
INA | imemc.org | 2018-07-21
The Israeli army reportedly shelled a resistance site in the Malaka area, in eastern Gaza City, central Gaza Strip, on Saturday morning. One shell was fired at the site, and no injuries were reported, according to Ma'an News Agency. The shelling comes hours after a ceasefire was reached, between Israel …
imemc.org/article/israel-shells-…

PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Deliberately Damage Property During Their Nightly Invasions Into Homes"
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-21
The head of the Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) Amjad Najjar, stated that Israeli soldiers resort to the excessive use of force during their nightly invasions into Palestinian homes, and deliberately cause damage to furniture and property during the vio…
imemc.org/article/pps-israeli-so…

A promotion of the "life-style" politics of the pseudo-left
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
As with all of Harvey's work, the interview does not provide a clarification or guide to Marx but serves to prevent an understanding of his masterwork, seeking to render him suitable to the political and life-style sensibilities of a middle class "left" audience.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

Australia's peak union body lays out campaign to elect yet another big business Labor government
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
The ACTU is seeking to corral their dwindling memberships behind Labor and shore up the unions' position as an industrial police force.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

Brexit crisis prompts calls for national unity government
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
The call for a national unity coalition seeks to address fears that May's downfall could end in the election of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

CNN host Cuomo says Trump's aversion to 'fake news media' means he hates America
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-21
CNN has always been at daggers' points with Donald Trump, however, Chris Cuomo took the antagonism to a new level when he implied that the mainstream media is the true embodiment of America and hating it means hating the country.
rt.com/usa/433851-cuomo-trump-ha…

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

Washington Post columnist calls for intervention of the "deep state"
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
"With a supine Congress unwilling to play the role it is assigned by the Constitution, the deep state stands between us and the abyss," declares Post columnist Eugene Robinson.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

Global warming will increase the severity of hurricanes
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
Superstorms like Hurricane Harvey are now predicted to occur once every 16 years, rather than once every 100 years.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

Ecuadorian sources tell Intercept that Julian Assange could be evicted from London embassy this week
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
A conspiracy is well advanced, involving the US, British, Ecuadorian and Australian governments, to have Assange hauled before a show trial in the US.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

UAW holds strike authorization vote at Fiat Chrysler's Kokomo, Indiana transmission operations
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
Workers have expressed a determination to fight deteriorating working conditions, including management's attempt to force temporary part-time workers to perform overtime.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

Top French presidential aide held for illegally assaulting peaceful protesters
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
For months, the Elysée presidential palace covered up this brutal and illegal assault on protesters who were exercising their democratic rights.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

Brazil: Police killings of black youths continue, 25 years after the Candelária massacre
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-21
The struggle to protect black Brazilian youths from police violence and deliver justice for the victims of the past remains as vital and relevant as ever, Amnesty International said on the 25th anniversary of the Candelária massacre, in which eight young boys were killed by off-duty police officers in Rio de Janeiro.
amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/…

Democrats, Teamsters and UAW promote deal to continue robbing pensions
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
The Butch-Lewis Act of 2017, backed by the Democrats and unions, only serves as a new way to cut pensions down to poverty levels.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

UK continues to separate immigrant children from their families
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
In the UK, asylum seekers are incarcerated without due process at the whim of the Home Office, with no idea when they might be released.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

Florida cops won't charge man in shocking parking lot shooting over state's 'stand your ground' law
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-21
A Florida man who shot and killed another man in front of his children during an argument over a handicapped parking space will not face charges after the sheriff said the incident falls under the state's "stand your ground" law.
rt.com/usa/433897-florida-shooti…

Iran: Crackdown on Student Activists
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-21
University students cross a street during a snow storm in Tehran November 8, 2010. | © 2010 Reuters/Caren Firouz | (Beirut) — Iranian authorities have increased…
hrw.org/news/2018/07/21/iran-cra…

XXXTentacion killing: 4 charged with first-degree murder over rapper's death
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-21
Police in Florida have charged four men with the murder of Florida rapper XXXTentacion, including the two suspects arrested in June and July.
rt.com/usa/433892-xxxtentacion-d…

Accused fraudster Browder claims GOP Congressman Rohrabacher is 'on Russia's payroll'
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-21
Financier Bill Browder, wanted in Russia on tax evasion charges, has accused Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of being a Moscow stooge, alleging that he was paid by the Kremlin to lobby for the repeal of the Magnitsky Act.
rt.com/usa/433850-rohrabacher-br…

Strike movement develops in Venezuela as social conditions deteriorate
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
The opposition-controlled parties and trade unions are struggling to contain growing strikes and protests demanding massive wage increases.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

Whistleblowers Australia denounces new "foreign interference" laws
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

Disney fires 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director over tweets about pedophilia & rape
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-21
James Gunn, the director of two 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movies, has been fired by Disney from the sequel after his tweets referencing pedophilia and rape were dug up by conservative journalists.
rt.com/usa/433848-disney-gunn-gu…

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

Washington D.C. transit union calls for "cooling off period" after Metro workers overwhelmingly vote to strike
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
The struggle for decent pay, job protections and high quality benefits be removed from the hands of the ATU bureaucrats immediately.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

Mexico: Goodyear fires workers for forming independent union
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
About 50 workers were fired in retaliation for a strike action that took place in April against the company's "protection union" contract.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

Media, #MeToo silent on widespread sexual assault of detained immigrants
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
A July 17 report revealed 1,310 reports of rape and sexual assault by immigrants at detention centers from 2013 to 2017.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

Twitter explodes over Bill O'Reilly's 'white privilege' tweet from Ireland
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-21
While getting in touch with his roots, Bill O'Reilly claimed that his Irish ancestors came to the US legally and that their persecution exempts him from having white privilege. Twitter tackled him over the spurious claim.
rt.com/usa/433885-oreilly-irelan…

Seventeen dead in Missouri after duck boat sinks during thunderstorm
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
Multiple safety warnings were ignored for the sake of ticket sales.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

Paraguay: 200 Families at Risk of Forced Eviction
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-21
200 families are at imminent risk forced eviction in the Guahory Campesino Community, Caaguazú department, Eastern Paraguay.
amnesty.org/en/documents/amr45/8…

Ghoul-gle Home? Actress Jenny McCarthy spooked by 'supernatural' sounds in home video footage (POLL)
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-21
While random sounds emitted from an electronic device can take a person by surprise, it takes a special kind of a naivety to think it's the work of a supernatural force — enter model Jenny McCarthy.
rt.com/usa/433875-jenny-mccarthy…

Trump on defensive over North Korean summit
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
Under fire over his meeting with Russian President Putin, Trump has also hit back at critics of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

'Totally unheard of & perhaps illegal': Trump responds to secret lawyer tapes
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-21
US President Donald Trump has responded to reports that his former attorney Michael Cohen secretly recorded their conversions, calling the move "totally unheard of and probably illegal."
rt.com/usa/433879-trump-reacts-c…

Israel's Nation-State Law and the dead end of Zionism
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-21
The passage by the Israeli Knesset of the "Nation-State Law" enshrining Jewish supremacy as the legal foundation of the state marks a new stage in the crisis wracking Israel.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/21/…

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