2018-07-29: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2018-07-30). Trump Disses Real NATO, Now Wants Unrealistic Arab NATO Against Iran. iranian.com The Trump White House is again hoping for a summit of Gulf Arab leaders this fall, after the last one collapsed. The idea is to establish a Middle East Strategic Alliance against Iran. It would involve supplying these countries with US-made anti-missile batteries and training their militaries for better self-defense against Iran. Trump is not good […]

IMEMC News (2018-07-29). Army Injures Four In Hebron, Causes Many To Suffer Effects Of Teargas Inhalation. imemc.org Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Saturday evening, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, injured four Palestinians, including a medic, and caused scores to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Mohammad Awad, a local media activist in Beit Ummar, said the soldiers invaded many […]…

IMEMC News (2018-07-29). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Al-Khader. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three Palestinians from their homes in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in al-Khader, said the soldiers stormed and searched homes, and interrogated several […]…

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-07-29). Carl Bernstein Details Trump's 'Demonstrable' Russia Cover-Up: 'He Wants Our Credibility Destroyed Because We're Reporting the Truth'. alternet.org "[Keeping the base] energized against the press is absolutely essential to Donald Trump fighting and furthering the cover-up. " | Legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein on Sunday laid out Donald Trump's "demonstrable" cover-up, telling CNN's Brian Stelter that the president wants the media's "credibility destroyed because we are reporting the truth. "Bernstein on Friday reported Cohen's claim that Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 Trump Tower. . .

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-07-29). Violence Against Women Is 'Normal,' Say Latam Youth: Report. telesurtv.net Machismo is "accepted and tolerated by many young people," said Oxfam's coordinator for women's rights in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IMEMC News (2018-07-29). Israeli Missiles Kill Two Palestinians In Gaza. imemc.org The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, on Sunday at dawn, two young Palestinian men, in northern Gaza. It said the two Palestinians were killed by Israeli missiles fired from aircraft, east of Jabalia, in northern Gaza. The two slain Palestinians have been identified as ŸêŸêAyman Nafeth […]…

IMEMC News (2018-07-29). PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In Th West Bank" imemc.org Updated: The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, eight Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the West Bank. The PPS said the army continued its invasions and violent searched of homes in Kobar village, north of Ramallah, abducted four Palestinians […]…

Staff (2018-07-29). Trump Says He's Willing to Shut Down Government Over Border Security. truthdig.com Despite the president's words, Republicans, trying to protect their majority in Congress, are playing down the chance of a shutdown as the November election nears.

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-07-29). 'Buckle Up, Buttercup': Michael Avenatti Warns Giuliani and Trump Their Attacks on Cohen Make Them 'Look Desperate'. alternet.org "What are you and Mr. Trump so afraid of if he did nothing wrong as you claim? " | Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels on Sunday ripped Rudy Giuliani over his attacks on former Donald Trump "fixer" Michael Cohen, inviting the president's lawyer to "buckle up, buttercup. "Giuliani on Saturday said Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis is "destroying" his client's "creditability and usefulness as a witness" by leaking more of Cohen's "surreptitiously reco. . .

teleSUR/LJS (2018-07-29). Peru's President Seeks Referendum On Political, Judicial Reform. telesurtv.net The proposal is President Vizcarra's latest attempt to distance himself from a political class widely seen as corrupt, following the resignation of the former president in March.

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-07-29). Maxine Waters Calls Out Trump's 'Schemes, Lying' and 'Payoffs' — And Issues A Stark Warning About His Future: 'You're In Trouble'. alternet.org "They can lie all they want to. It's all going to come out in the wash. " | Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) on Sunday tore into Donald Trump in an incredible takedown of the president's ethical failings, calling out his "bluffing and bullying" as well as his "messy" relationship with Russia. Waters, asked about Trump's threat Sunday that he'll shut down the government if he does not receive funding for the southern border wall, called out the president's bluff, and. . .

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2018-07-29). Russia Swats Away Israeli Bluster On Syria. iranian.com The Russian version of the visit by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Chief of Staff General Valery Gerasimov to West Jerusalem on July 23 became available, finally, on Wednesday in the nature of a terse TASS report quoting a 'military-diplomatic' source in Moscow as saying that the visiting Russian officials "looked into the tasks of completing the […]

Ahed Tamimi, icono de protestas palestinas, sale de prisión (2018-07-29). Ahed Tamimi, icono de protestas palestinas, sale de prisión. peoplesworld.org NABI SALEH, Cisjordania (AP) — Ahed Tamimi, icono de las protestas palestinas, fue recibida como una heroína en su regreso a su casa en una localidad cisjordana luego de que Israel dejó a la joven de 17 años en libertad tras cumplir una pena de ocho meses de prisión por abofetear y patear a soldados israelíes. | Ahed y su madre, Nariman Tamimi, fueron recibidas con pancartas, vítores y banderas palestinas a su llegada a su localidad natal de Nabi Saleh. | La joven fue detenida en diciembre tras abofetear a dos soldados en el exterior de la vivienda de la familia. Su madre grabó el incidente y lo publicó en Facebook, donde se hizo viral y, para muchos, convirtió a la adolescente en un símbolo de la resistencia al medio siglo de ocupación militar de Israel. | Con su rebelde mata de…

INA (2018-07-29). Ahed Tamimi Released from Israeli Prison, Along with Her Mother. imemc.org 17-year-old Palestinian civil protest icon Ahed Tamimi, along with her mother Nariman, were released from Israeli prison Sunday, after serving more than seven months in prison. The two were greeted by hundreds of people in their hometown of Nabi Saleh, in the central part of the West Bank. Israeli protesters […]…

INA (2018-07-29). Heavy Economic Loss in Besieged Gaza due to Israeli Ban of Basic Goods. imemc.org Khudari said that the most recent truck was loaded with thousands of daily-needed basic goods, in addition to raw materials for industry, building materials, clothing, textiles, wood, household items, stationery and other essentials. | Al-Khudari said, in a press statement, that this prohibition is causing the Palestinian economy, which is already deteriorating due to the blockade, and Israeli policies, direct and indirect losses of millions of dollars.

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-07-29). Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Socialism — RAI with A. Buzgalin (12/12). therealnews.com On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Alexandr Buzgalin says the conditions for socialism did not exist in the 1920's but now they do, but there will be many zigs and zags getting there — with host Paul Jay

Tom Boggioni, Raw Story (2018-07-29). Koch Brothers Turn On Trump During Annual Donor Conference as Officials Warn 'this White House is Causing Long-Term Damage'. alternet.org "You see that on trade: In order to get to a good place on trade, convince the American people that trade is bad. " | President Donald Trump came under withering criticism at a yearly meeting of political heavyweights and donors assembled at Colorado conference hosted by the powerful Koch brothers, reports Politico. According to the repor. . .

Staff (2018-07-29). New York Times Publisher Asks Trump to Reconsider Anti-Media Rhetoric. truthdig.com After the president tweets about their meeting, the Times' A.G. Sulzberger says he told Trump his incendiary language, including labeling the press the "enemy of the people," was "not just divisive but increasingly dangerous."

IMEMC News (2018-07-29). Husband And Wife Injured After Israeli Colonizers Attacked Them In Hebron. imemc.org A number of extremist illegal Israeli colonizers attacked, on Saturday at night several Palestinians, and injured a husband and his wife in Tal Romeida neighborhood, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the Israeli assailants came from Ramat Yishai and Beit Hadassah illegal […]…

teleSUR/jc-CM (2018-07-29). Argentina: 30% Transport Hike Planned, Citizens Suffer Amid Austerity. telesurtv.net The current bus fare, which costs 10 pesos (approximately US$0.36 per ride) will increase by a total of 30 percent over the next three months.

Paul Offit, Salon (2018-07-29). Celebrity Pseudoscience: Here Are Nine Household Names Who've Pushed Bad Science on The Public. alternet.org From Gwyneth Paltrow to Donald Trump, these celebrities buck peer-reviewed studies in favor of whacky — and dangerous — pseudoscience. | In our post-truth era, scientific illiteracy has morphed into science denialism. Today, people simply declare their own truths. As a consequence, science is losing its platform as a source of truth. Meanwhile, a pervasive celebrity culture — in which celebrities are considered trusted "ex. . .

teleSUR/vc-CM (2018-07-29). UN, EU and 15 Embassies Urge Colombia To Protect Journalists Amid Increasing Threats. telesurtv.net This year there has been a 48 percent in crease in the number of journalist threatened for doing their job.

David Masciotra, Salon (2018-07-29). Here's How Mueller Can Track the 'Dirty Rubles' from Russia to Trump. alternet.org Real estate is a good way to launder money. | This article originally appeared on salon. com. "There ain't no clean way to make a hundred million dollars," an honest cop tells detective Philip Marlowe in Raymond Chandler's masterpiece, "The Long Goodbye. "If there was ever a need for Philip Marlowe to abandon his residency in old paperback pages and materialize in the American atmosphere, it is right now. Since he's un. . .

Staff (2018-07-29). 6 Reasons for Hope in Trump Times (Video). truthdig.com In these darkest of days, here's what gives me hope: | First, Donald Trump has been a giant wake-up call that we can't take democracy for granted. The young people of America get this. I've been teaching for 40 years and I don't recall a generation as committed to social justice, reforming this country, and making it work for all and not just a few. | Look at those kids in Parkland, Florida. Or the millions more who are getting involved in their communities and in politics. They are America's future, and they won't give up. | The second thing that makes me optimistic is occurring at the grassroots of America, where there's more activism than I remember in half a century. The #MeToo movement, Time's Up, #BlackLivesMatter, #Neveragain, the Poor People's Campaign, Indivisible.org, swingleft.org. | They and thousands of other groups…

Staff (2018-07-29). Ex-Obama Officials Shill, and Bill, for Big Tech's Pentagon Deals (Video). truthdig.com As Google faced an internal employee revolt over its involvement in the Pentagon's drone warfare program, WestExec—a firm headed by veterans of the Obama administration—stepped in to help. The case highlights the deep ties between the tech industry and government officials, says Yasha Levine.

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-07-29). Economic Interests Trump Biological Diversity. therealnews.com The Trump administration's Interior Department is planning on making the deepest revision to the Endangered Species Act in its 40 years of existence. Economic interests are to be taken into account for the first time when determining which species should be saved

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2018-07-29). Khamenei Resets Foreign Policy Compass. iranian.com The address by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at the annual gathering in Tehran of top foreign ministry officials and envoys in foreign capitals is always a keenly watched event when vital clues to the trajectory of the country's foreign policy and diplomacy could be gleaned. Things said openly are no doubt important, but […]

teleSUR/LJS (2018-07-29). Venezuela's Maduro Installs IV PSUV Congress On Chavez's 64th. telesurtv.net President Maduro said the country must unite in order to overcome its issues, including the economic war being waged against it by Washington.

Staff (2018-07-29). Warming Climate Is Driving Species Loss. truthdig.com British researchers study 481 species across the globe to find out how climate change and land-use change interact to affect mammals and birds.

INA (2018-07-29). Freedom Flotilla Intercepted in Gaza. imemc.org Freedom Flotilla was intercepted by the Israeli navy on Sunday afternoon, approximately 70 from the Gaza Strip shore. Israeli Navy Forces stopped the ship after they contacted them through loudspeaker and asked for its destination. In a statement, the High Committee for Return and Breaking the Siege called upon the […]…

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-07-29). The Role the US Played in Reversing Latin America's 'Pink Tide'. therealnews.com A mere ten years ago almost all countries in South and Central America had left or center-left governments in office. Now only a handful remain. How did this happen? We speak to CEPR's Mark Weisbrot about how Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon might have described to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the US effort…

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-07-29). Rudy Giuliani Says Cohen Secretly Recorded 183 Conversations — And Admits '11 or 12' Mention Trump. alternet.org The admission comes Rudy Giuliani tries to denigrate Michael Cohen's credibility. | Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Sunday admitted Donald Trump's former "fixer" Michael Cohen secretly recorded at least 183 conversations—and the president's name is mentioned in "11 or 12. "Giuliani was speaking with CBS "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan, who asked about the tapes seized by federal investigators as part of an ongoing probe into Cohen. G. . .

Paul Rosenberg, Salon (2018-07-29). Here's Why Revoking Birthright Citizenship Is the Right's Next Battlecry — And What You Can Do to Protect It. alternet.org Former Trump national security official Michael Anton claims Trump can undo birthright citizenship by executive order. | This article first appeared on salon. com. Attacks on birthright citizenship — such as the one recently published in the Washington Post by former Trump White House aide Michael Anton, he of the " Flight 93 manifesto" — are nothing new. They bubbled up during the right-wing anti-immigration politics of the George W. Bush era, with a further boost from birtherism. But they don't have a leg to stand on, as even one of Trump's most attention-grabbing appeals court judges, James Ho, put it bluntly in an Los Angeles Times op-ed back in 2007: Birthright citizenship is a constitutional right, no less for the children of undocumented persons than for descendants of passengers of the Mayflower. A number of commentators wrote scathing critiques, including. . .

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-07-29). Chile: Mapuche Machi Celestino Cordova Attends Rewe For Renewal. telesurtv.net Cordova left the hospital in which he was being held early in the morning and had 15 hours for his renewal ceremony, always heavily guarded by the gendarmerie.

Paul Street (2018-07-29). Our 'Rentier Capitalism' Is One More Nail in Earth's Coffin. truthdig.com The U.S. and other "advanced" nations have created a global class structure shaped by shocking inequality and poverty. Worse, it's accelerating the race to ecological disaster.

David Edwards, Raw Story (2018-07-29). Mike Pence: We Support A Free Press Unless Reporters Fail to Maintain 'the Decorum Due at the White House'. alternet.org A free press, but with strings attached. | Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday defended the White House's decision to ban CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins after she asked questions that upset President Donald Trump. During a pool spray last week, Collins pressed Trump about whether he is disappointed that his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, had released an audio tape prov. . .

teleSUR/LJS (2018-07-29). Brazil: Thousands Turn Out For 'Lula Livre' Festival In Rio. telesurtv.net Exhibitions, live performances and cultural workshops dominated the day's agenda as people of all ages joined together to call for Lula to be released from prison.

teleSUR/vc-CM (2018-07-29). Ecuador: International Forum to Defend Unasur Begins. telesurtv.net Social and political organizations will define a shared agenda to defend Unasur from increasing attempts to dismantle it.

teleSUR / mv-MH (2018-07-29). Colombia: ELN Vows to Continue Peace Talks. telesurtv.net ELN said it remains committed to advancing the peace talks in order to find a political solution to Colombia's internal armed conflict.

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-07-29). Israel-Palestine's Toughest Questions Have Simple Answers. therealnews.com We speak to Jamie Stern-Weiner, editor of Moment of Truth: Tackling Israel-Palestine's Toughest Questions, which brings together dozens of prominent experts to discuss how peace can be achieved

IMEMC News (2018-07-29). Five Jerusalem Teens Remain In Prison, 19 Released. imemc.org Israeli soldiers released, on Saturday at night, 19 Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem, after issuing orders barring them from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the city, for one week, and kept five others under interrogation. The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) said the 19 released Palestinians were each ordered to pay […]…

Jake Johnson, Common Dreams (2018-07-29). 'You Can't Eat GDP': Workers Are Still Struggling — Even As Trump and Corporate Media Tout Economic Growth. alternet.org "Any administration would tout a strong GDP report like today's, but if it's not reaching workers' paychecks, which it isn't, then cease the applause. " | As President Donald Trump and corporate media outlets on Friday enthusiastically touted new GDP figures showing that the U. S. economy grew by 4. 1 percent in the second quarter of 2018, many economists and progressive commentators were quick to counter the teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-07-29). Peruvian Rebel Poet Enrique Verastegui Dies Aged 68. telesurtv.net Verastegui was best known for his 'En Los Extramuros Del Mundo' (In The Outside Walls Of The World) poetry book and co-founding the Zero Hour literary movement.

IMEMC News (2018-07-29). Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Woman In Hebron. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, Saturday, a Palestinian woman, and illegally confiscated cash, from her home in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) said the soldiers abducted a woman, identified as Reem al-Haimouni, and illegally confiscated the family's savings […]…

Staff (2018-07-29). Palestinian Protest Icon Tamimi Released From Israeli Prison. truthdig.com Ahed Tamimi returns home to a hero's welcome in her West Bank village after Israel releases the 17-year-old from prison at the end of her eight-month sentence for slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers.

Staff (2018-07-29). Our Failing World. truthdig.com There comes a time in our individual lives—as well as in the larger historical context—that we must face our failing experiments. In the U.S., that time is now.

RT (2018-07-29). A craving for berries gets bear stuck in a storm drain, prompting rescue via manhole (VIDEOS). rt.com A Winnie the Pooh-like situation, which saw a black bear stuck in a hole after a meal, could have landed the 250 lb animal in the worst of trouble, were it not for an ingenious rescue plan by local rangers in Colorado.

RT (2018-07-29). Trump threatens to 'shut down' government if Dems don't support border measures. rt.com Irritated at the stalling of his border wall plans, US President Donald Trump has threatened to "shut down" the government in his latest tweet taking aim at Democrats over immigration reform.

amnesty.org (2018-07-29). Israel/OPT: Ahed Tamimi release a bittersweet moment as other Palestinian children languish in Israeli jails. amnesty.org The release of a Palestinian child activist jailed by Israel's military for shoving, slapping and kicking two heavily armed soldiers wearing protective gear is welcome news but serves as a reminder of Israel's continued human rights violations against Palestinian children, Amnesty International said. | Seventeen-year-old Ahed Tamimi was set free today, 21 days short of completing an eight-month prison sentence following her wrongful imprisonment by Ofer military court in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. | "This is a huge relief for Ahed Tamimi's loved ones, but their joy will be tempered by the injustice of her im…

amnesty.org (2018-07-29). The Stolen Childhoods of Kasai, DRC. amnesty.org

RT (2018-07-29). Actor Ving Rhames held at gunpoint by Santa Monica police over 'large black man' call. rt.com 'Mission Impossible' actor Ving Rhames claims he was held at gunpoint by police officers after a neighbor reported seeing a "large black man" at his home in Santa Monica.

RT (2018-07-29). Gator Run: Florida man chases away store customers with a baby alligator… just to buy beer (VIDEO). rt.com Picking up some beer in Florida seemed like a boring task for one Jacksonville convenience store customer, who decided to spice up his shopping trip by chasing away other shoppers with a live gator.

RT (2018-07-29). Human-like jaws: 11yo girl catches toothie relative of piranha at Oklahoma lake (PHOTO). rt.com Oklahoma wildlife officials have warned fisher folk to be on the lookout for a relative of South America's meat eating piranha predator, after an 11-year-old girl reeled in the toothie catch from Fort Cobb Lake.

RT (2018-07-29). 'Quiet Skies' TSA surveillance team targets Americans on domestic flights without warrant — report. rt.com If you board late or change your appearance before a domestic flight, the TSA might have you followed, based on a new screening program, which many critics say wastes taxpayer's money, an investigation by the Boston Globe reveals.

RT (2018-07-29). 'You': Trump lawyer Giuliani triggers online funfest over three-letter tweet. rt.com Donald Trump's lawyer and former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, has sent out a one-word tweet, the word "You" — but it was enough to set off a wave of trolling and ridiculous explanations to the puzzling message.

Andrew O'Hehir, Salon (2018-07-28). Democratic Moderates Fear the 'Socialist Left' Will Wreck the Party — They Want to Keep That Gig. alternet.org What's behind all the concern-trolling over socialism? Too many Democrats don't want to talk about core beliefs | No political organization in the recent history of the world has had a gift for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory quite like the Democratic Party. This is the party that has managed to lose three of the last five presidential elections, despite only once in that period getting fewer votes than the opposition. Although th. . .

The Conversation (2018-07-28). An Ethical Hacker Explains How the Russian Government Used Disinformation and Cyber Warfare in the 2016 Election. alternet.org Cybersecurity experts in the US knew about Russian intelligence agencies' activities, but may not have had any idea how comprehensive and integrated they were — until now. | The Soviet Union and now Russia under Vladimir Putin have waged a political power struggle against the West for nearly a century. Spreading false and distorted information — called " Maj. Danny Sjursen (2018-07-28). American History for Truthdiggers: Andrew Jackson's White-Male World and the Start of Modern Politics. truthdig.com He was a historic champion of the common man, but he was also a power-obsessed bigot and perhaps the most divisive U.S. president ever.

CP Editor (2018-07-28). LOWKEY — McDONALD TRUMP. counterpunch.org

Lucian K. Truscott IV, Salon (2018-07-28). Trump Has Left Lying Behind and Now Wants to Deny and Erase History. alternet.org We've met here before, and we'll meet here again, because revelations of contacts between Trump and his people with Russians just keep on coming, as do the denials. | With Donald Trump, what isn't is as important as what is. It isn't about France, or Germany, or Canada, or Portugal, or Burundi or even Iraq or Iran or Syria. It's about Russia. According to a report by the Center for American Progress, a liberal-leaning policy, research. . .

Randy Laist, Salon (2018-07-28). Animal House at 40: Why the 'National Lampoon' of White Male Tribalism Is Still Relevant in the Trump Era. alternet.org The infinite cynicism with which "Animal House" pronounces the failures of post-war America remains unparalleled | When "Animal House" was released 40 years ago on July 28, 1978, the low-budget, guerilla-style tale of campus anarchy struck a nerve with audiences, becoming the highest-grossing comedy in Hollywood history and exerting a powerful influence on the culture. While it is remembered mostly for its comedy, "Anima. . .

Clara Romeo (2018-07-28). Bill Would Ban Federal Officers From 'Consensual' Sex With Those in Custody. truthdig.com In 31 states, federal law enforcement officials can legally claim that sexual acts with people in custody are consensual. A bipartisan bill aims to close this astounding loophole.

Tom Boggioni, Raw Story (2018-07-28). Rick Wilson Takes Trump defender Steve Cortes to the Woodshed in Off-the-Rails CNN Blow-Up. alternet.org As host Cooper — once again — sat back and let the fireworks fly, the two touched on Trump's birtherism about former President Barack Obama, with Cortes dismissing it as old news. | For the second time on Friday night, CNN host Anderson Cooper hosted a knock. . .

SouthFront (2018-07-28). IRGC Receives 10 Upgraded SU-22 Jets, Plans To Arm Them With Cruise Missiles. iranian.com The Aerospace Forces of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has received 10 overhauled and modernized Su-22 Sukhoi warplanes, according to the Iranian media. Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari the Commander-in-Chief of the IRGC and Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh the Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force attended an official ceremony of the warplanes delivery in Teheran […]

Tyler Durden (2018-07-28). Americans Overwhelmingly Reject Going To War With Iran, New Poll Finds. iranian.com Americans are opposed to going to war against Iran by a more than two-to-one margin according to a new poll. This week relations between Iran and Washington entered a heightened intensity and new war of words, with the dangerous potential for an actual war seeming to rise daily, especially after President Trump's latest twitter warning to Iran of "consequences the likes of which few throughout […]

wsws.org (2018-07-28). Trump administration proposes more cuts to drug discount program for safety net hospitals. wsws.org The Trump administration and pharmaceuticals' opposition to the 340B program is based on boosting the profits of the drug companies and clawing back any government regulations on them.

RT (2018-07-28). Active shooter scare turns out to be failed robbery in La Plaza Mall in south Texas. rt.com Police have reported an active shooter situation at the Plaza Mall in McAllen in south Texas, saying that officers from several law enforcement agencies were heading to the site.

RT (2018-07-28). Five found dead after nursing home shooting in Robstown, Texas. rt.com Five people have been reported dead in Robstown, Texas on Friday in two apparently connected shootings, one of them at a nursing home.

RT (2018-07-28). 'Firenado' flames lick roadside as emergency services battle California blaze (VIDEO). rt.com California's raging Carr Fire has now scorched more than 48,000 acres of land, with firefighters filming how strong winds whipped flames into a deadly tornado as they battled to put out the persistent blaze.

wsws.org (2018-07-28). Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, global cost-cutter, dies. wsws.org Marchionne, the Italian-born executive who collaborated with the trade unions in brutally attacking the jobs, wages, and working conditions of autoworkers throughout the world, died Wednesday.

wsws.org (2018-07-28). Ocasio-Cortez, DSA seek to give "left" cover to right-wing Democratic Party. wsws.org Supporters of Niles Niemuth, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for the US Congress from Michigan's 12th District, are distributing this statement at appearances by DSA member and Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

RT (2018-07-28). Cheeky burglar wakes sleeping couple, but instead of running… asks for wifi code. rt.com A California couple woke to find a burglar standing in their bedroom, who, instead of running away, asked for their wifi password. Bizarrely, this isn't the first time the wifi-seeking thief has done this.

wsws.org (2018-07-28). Australian Labor Party plans another pro-business, higher education restructure. wsws.org A decade after its "education revolution," Labor prepares an even deeper market-driven "review" of universities and technical colleges.

RT (2018-07-28). Fast & furious: Woman rams police cars before flipping SUV (VIDEO). rt.com South Carolina police have released dashcam footage showing a 22-year-old female desperately trying to escape cops after a traffic violation. She rams numerous police vehicles during a high-octane chase, before flipping her car.

RT (2018-07-28). Fmr New Mexico governor & Libertarian presidential candidate Johnson mulls running for US Senate. rt.com Former governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson says he is contemplating running for the US Senate for the state, after it was announced that the Libertarian Party's main candidate was pulling out of the race.

RT (2018-07-28). Putin portrait briefly appeared in Colorado Capitol where Trump's one still missing (PHOTO). rt.com Trump's portrait is not on display in the Colorado Capitol building because of a failure to raise funds… but Vladimir Putin's one apparently briefly was. The blank space was used for a photobomb by unknown culprit.

wsws.org (2018-07-28). House Democrats vote for record US military spending. wsws.org The Trump White House hailed House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides the resources for US military aggression around the world.

RT (2018-07-28). 'Deep State social media meddles in US elections' — Kim Dotcom slams 'Zuckerspy & Jack the Ripper'. rt.com Kim Dotcom has slammed 'deep state' Facebook and Twitter for meddling in US elections, warning they do '100 times' more damage to democracy than all foreign meddlers combined.

wsws.org (2018-07-28). Julian Assange and the betrayal of Latin America's "left" wsws.org The Moreno government's negotiations to hand over Julian Assange to his persecutors are of a piece with the role played by all of the governments of Latin America's "Pink Tide" and their pseudo-left satellites.

wsws.org (2018-07-28). The killing of Joy Gardner: A Workers Inquiry is needed. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site is republishing here the July 1, 1995 statement by the International Communist Party—the predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)—calling for the formation of a Workers' Inquiry into the death of Jamaican mother Joy Gardner.

wsws.org (2018-07-28). Swedish student protest halts deportation of Afghan man. wsws.org Elin Ersson's actions, defying the anti-immigrant policies adopted throughout the European Union, have struck a popular chord.

Human Rights Watch (2018-07-28). Controversial Election in Pakistan. hrw.org Pins with images of Imran Khan are pictured after the general election in Islamabad, Pakistan, July 26, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | Pakistanis voted this week to elect a new government, with…

RT (2018-07-28). CBS Chief Executive & #MeToo figure Leslie Moonves accused by six women of misconduct — report. rt.com CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves has been accused by at least six women of sexual harassment, in a culture allegedly shared by some top managers at the network, an exposé by The New Yorker has revealed. |

wsws.org (2018-07-28). High levels of toxic chemicals found in drinking water of west Michigan community. wsws.org City officials announced to residents of Parchment, Michigan Thursday that their water contained dangerously high levels of PFAS chemicals.

RT (2018-07-28). Flight diverted, hazmat team called in after 'dirty socks' smell sickens passengers. rt.com A Spirit Airlines flight made an emergency landing after a smelly sock smell caused passengers to require medical treatment. Hazmat teams arrived at the scene assess the scent.

wsws.org (2018-07-28). Esso Australia steps up offensive against offshore workers. wsws.org The ExxonMobil subsidiary is tearing up jobs, wages and working conditions in its Bass Strait gas operations.

RT (2018-07-28). More than half of Americans oppose US declaring war on Iran — poll. rt.com The majority of Americans would prefer to stay away from military conflict with Iran as tensions mount between Washington and Tehran, a poll has revealed. However, most think the US President would be tempted to start it.

wsws.org (2018-07-28). Twenty-five years since the death of Joy Gardner. wsws.org Behind the actions of the police officers involved, Joy's killing was the result of deliberate government policy.

wsws.org (2018-07-28). Ontario government repudiates resettlement agreement, scapegoats refugees. wsws.org The Conservatives' xenophobic campaign is aimed at diverting attention away from their big business agenda and whipping up racism and chauvinism to divide the working class.

wsws.org (2018-07-28). Bogus anti-Semitism campaign against Corbyn and the "left" escalates. wsws.org The attack on Corbyn and his supporters centres on measures that would criminalise criticism of the State of Israel for its persecution of the Palestinians as a form of anti-Semitism…

wsws.org (2018-07-28). Russian Stalinists, pseudo-left close ranks against opposition to pension cuts. wsws.org Putin has promised since 2005 not to cut pensions and is plummeting in the polls, amid growing social anger in the working class.

wsws.org (2018-07-28). Haitian National Police conspire with the Senate to plan repression. wsws.org While the government canceled a 38 percent gas price hike, on Tuesday a protest was staged in Port-au-Prince demanding the unconditional and immediate release of everyone arrested during the July 6—8 events.

RT (2018-07-28). US cardinal resigns as sex abuse scandal spirals. rt.com Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick as he faces an array of allegations of sexual abuse, and has ordered him to observe a "life of prayer and penance" until his canonical trial.

wsws.org (2018-07-28). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

wsws.org (2018-07-28). UK: Ian Paisley suspension exposes efforts to assist cover-up of Sri Lankan bloodbath. wsws.org Paisley has been suspended for 30 days for omitting to register holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government in the aftermath of the 2009-11 massacres of Tamils.

wsws.org (2018-07-28). The social and political background to the forest fire disaster in Greece. wsws.org The depiction of forest fires as an inevitable natural phenomenon serves to cover up the impact of ten years of austerity ordered by the European Union, which have led to the total collapse of basic public services throughout Greece.

Democracy Now! (2018-07-27). Noam Chomsky on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "Spectacular" Victory & Growing Split in Democratic Party. democracynow.org The 2018 midterm election season has been roiled by the internal divisions between the Democratic Party's growing progressive base and the more conservative party establishment. In New York City, this division came to a head with the most shocking upset of the election season so far, when 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez handily defeated 10-term incumbent Representative Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House. Ocasio-Cortez ran a progressive grassroots campaign as a Democratic Socialist advocating for "Medicare for All" and the abolition of ICE. For more on her victory and what it means for the…

Binoy Kampmark (2018-07-27). The Middle Man: The Jurisprudence of Justice Anthony Kennedy. counterpunch.org "At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life." This near-kitsch description comes from Justice Anthony Kennedy, US Supreme Court justice whose resignation sent Democrats screeching and Republicans chortling with opportunity. There was a general registered lament More

Democracy Now! (2018-07-27). Chomsky Criticizes "Autocratic" Nicaraguan Government, Urges Ortega to Call for New Elections. democracynow.org International human rights groups say that over 300 people have died in Nicaragua since the protests erupted in April and that the vast majority have been killed by pro-government forces. Earlier this week, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega rejected calls to step down from power, amid mounting protests and civil unrest. We speak to Noam Chomsky about the current crisis and the role of the U.S. in Nicaragua in the 1980s.

Democracy Now! (2018-07-27). "Brutal and Sadistic": Noam Chomsky on Family Separation & the U.S. Roots of Today's Refugee Crisis. democracynow.org Federal officials say 711 children remain separated from their parents despite Thursday's court-imposed deadline for the Trump administration to reunite all migrant children separated from their parents by immigration officials at the border. More than 400 parents have been deported back to their home countries while their children remain in U.S. custody in facilities scattered across the United States. For more on the Trump administration's family separation policy and the roots of today's refugee crisis, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, linguist, author and professor Noam Chomsky.

Last Process: 100 Citations 2018-07-29 23:49:30 GMT (17:51 MDT)

Leave a Reply