2018-07-30: News Headlines

Chris Hedges (2018-07-30). The Permanent Lie, Our Deadliest Threat. truthdig.com The collapse of democratic institutions has opened the way to a corporate tyranny built, like all tyrannies, on the permanent lie.

teleSUR / md-MS (2018-07-30). Lenin Moreno Sees 'a Way out' in Assange's Case. telesurtv.net It has been six years since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange first entered the embassy to avoid extradition on sexual assault charges, which have since been dropped.

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-07-30). 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.

Dean Baker (2018-07-30). Why Trump's Tariffs are Almost as Unpopular With His Voters as Obama's Trade Policies Was. counterpunch.org Donald Trump made his opposition to much of America's international trade policy a central theme in his presidential campaign, and his position almost certainly played a major role in his victory in key industrial states like Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. But the public now seems largely opposed to his recent tariffs against our major trading partners. More

William Hawes (2018-07-30). From Frankfurt with Love. counterpunch.org (Scene) Axel Honneth paces in a lavish office on an upper floor of a building overlooking the Main. In the middle of the room, a Ouija board sits on a table next to a bust of Vater Karl with papers strewn about. A pamphlet lies on top of the mess, entitled SMUSH: Special Methods Upholding More

Gregory Barrett (2018-07-30). Compassion is So Out of Fashion. counterpunch.org On 24 July 2018, a young woman single-handedly prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker out of Sweden by buying a ticket for his flight and refusing to sit down so that the airplane could take off. Her noble and courageous act brought tears to my eyes after the recent months' terrible developments in More

pacbi (2018-07-30). Dublin Lord Mayor calls for boycott of next year's Eurovision in Israel. bdsmovement.net Dublin Lord Mayor calls for boycott of next year's Eurovision in Israel: In the News Boycott Eurovision 2019The Lord Mayor of Dublin has called for a boycott of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest fol…

Robert Fisk (2018-07-30). Are We About to Witness the Last Battle of the Syrian War? counterpunch.org Will it be the Last Battle? For three years, Idlib has been the dumping ground for all of Syria's retreating Islamist militias, the final redoubt of every combatant who has chosen to fight on, rather than surrender to the Syrian army and the Russian air force — and to Hezbollah and, to a far smaller degree, the More

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-07-30). International Afro-Latina Day 2018: Celebrating Culture, Centering Healing (1/2). therealnews.com The 2018 U.S. Afro-Latina Day conference focused on survivors of sexual assault and strategies for healing through sisterhood, artistic expression, and fellowship across generations

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-07-30). Laura Flanders Show: Decolonizing Wealth Through Indigenous Leadership. therealnews.com This week Laura speaks to Edgar Villanueva, about being one of the very few indigenous people working in grant-making, and ask what he thinks Native American traditions have to teach philanthropy. Then, we report from the United Nations where indigenous women gathered from around the world this spring to flip the script on so-called indigenous…

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-07-30). 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.

teleSUR/MS (2018-07-30). Red Alert Declared in Colombia Due to Rains. telesurtv.net At least seven departments of Colombia have been declared in an emergency due to the rains.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-07-30). Obama Joins Club of the Super-Rich — Defends Global Capitalism in Lecture. therealnews.com Prof. Leo Panitch and Paul Jay discuss Obama's Mandela lecture; Obama wants the impossible — a world where the super-rich give up "a little" and there is no massive inequality

Binoy Kampmark (2018-07-30). Electing the Cornered Tiger: Imran Khan in Pakistani Politics. counterpunch.org Tariq Ali, whilst having a lunch in Knightsbridge with the Pakistani cricket colossus, Imran Khan, suggested that retirement should not be too problematic for him. (Khan had seemed gloomy, deep in thought about post-retirement prospects at the age of 30.) Consider, posed Ali, film, or at the very least funding for a film institute. "You More

pacbi (2018-07-30). Celebrities and public figures launch Irish campaign to boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel. bdsmovement.net Celebrities and public figures launch Irish campaign to boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel: In the News Boycott Eurovision 2019In a stand for Palestinian rights, music legends, former Eurovision winner, commentator and presenters, performaning arts trade unions and well known LGBTQ+ and feminist campaigners and others endorse the call for Ireland to boycott Eurovision 2019. | June 27, 2018 | By: | | Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC)

teleSUR/LJS (2018-07-30). 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.

Uri Avnery (2018-07-30). What Netanyahu Doesn't Know About History. counterpunch.org Benjamin Netanyahu is a perfect diplomat, a clever politician, a talented leader of the army. Lately, another jewel has been added to his crown: he is also a gifted story-teller. He has provided an answer to a question that has perplexed historians for a long time: When and how did Adolf Hitler decide to exterminate More

teleSUR / mv-MH (2018-07-30). 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.

RFE/RL (2018-07-30). Russia, Iran, Turkey Set To Meet In Sochi For Syria Discussions. iranian.com Russia, Iran, and Turkey, co-sponsors of Syrian peace talks held periodically in Kazakhstan, will meet on July 30-31 in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi to discuss issues related to the seven-year-long civil war. The Russian Foreign Ministry on July 29 said representatives will discuss issues regarding the formation of a Syrian constitutional committee, […]

David Altheide (2018-07-30). Escaping Trump's News Trap. counterpunch.org American democracy is under fire partly because news organizations are being coopted by President Trump and his handlers. I have studied the nature and impact of news for 45 years. Anyone who has followed the news recently is aware that President Trump's numerous tweets dominate the news cycle and change the focus from day-to-day, especially More

Linn Washington Jr. (2018-07-30). Trump Runs But He Can't Hide. counterpunch.org Bigot Boy is at it again, dangling black boogeymen in another of his pathetic attempts to distract attention from his most recent public disaster. President Trump, America's Twitter-N-Chief, lashed out again at the NFL for not harshly cracking down on [black] players who do not stand for the national anthem. Trump oozed that tweet recently while reeling from rare bi-partisan criticisms of his pusillanimous performance during that Helsinki press conference with Russian President Putin. More

Sputnik News (2018-07-30). US Senators Warn Germany, France, UK Against Bypassing Sanctions On Iran. iranian.com US senators from the Republican Party have sent a letter to the embassies of Germany, France, and the United Kingdom in the United States with a warning against any possible moves to circumvent American sanctions against Iran, the news portal t-online.de reported. "We write to urge you to comply with all American sanctions, but also to emphasize we would consider […]

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 […]

James Munson (2018-07-30). Kudos for Traversing America's Global (and Domestic) Minefield (Please Keep Off the Grass). counterpunch.org I live in one of the remaining, unfashionable nooks of Portland, OR, but a stone's throw (I've considered it) from one of the east side's posher neighborhoods. There, 'neath the Dogwoods and Japanese Pears, 'In our America…' signs nestle -incoherently- withhome security warnings, and placards urging the city to rank it an historic district. Not for More

teleSUR/LJS (2018-07-30). 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.

W. T. Whitney (2018-07-30). No Peace in Colombia as ex-FARC Guerrilla Sonia Awaits Release From US Prison. counterpunch.org On joining the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 1990, Anayibe Rojas Valderrama, became "Sonia." By then the insurgency had already, for 26 years, been fighting Colombia's rich and powerful over their control of land. Colombian soldiers captured her onFebruary10, 2004. Charged with drug trafficking, Sonia was extradited to the United States on March9, More

teleSUR/vc-CM (2018-07-30). 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.

Dominic Brown (2018-07-30). Global Geopolitical Economy and BRICS Sub-Imperialism. counterpunch.org Ten years after the 2008 global financial crisis, the global economy is still stagnant and there are few prospects for a recovery. As a result, we have seen a deepening of the social crisis with rising unemployment and inequality, which is what underpins the war against women, increased crime and violence, and the unravelling of More

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-07-30). 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 Agencies (2018-07-30). USS Liberty Attack Survivor: Delegate on Freedom Flotilla Boat. imemc.org Joe Meadors was selected as the delegate from the United States on the final 1,000-mile voyage to Gaza with the 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla. He was on the Al Awda or Return boat that was intercepted by Israeli authorities in international waters on July 29th. The 2018 flotilla took a 75-day voyage from Scandinavia to reach Gaza.

teleSUR/LJS (2018-07-30). 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.

Staff (2018-07-30). Trump Golf Course Partly Destroyed Historic Sand Dunes, Scotland Charges. truthdig.com A governmental heritage agency document says construction "led to the direct loss" of up to a third of the dunes. An executive of Trump International dismisses the accusation.

pacbi (2018-07-30). Over 18,000 people sign petition calling on Iceland to boycott Israel Eurovision. bdsmovement.net Over 18,000 people sign petition calling on Iceland to boycott Israel Eurovision: In the NewsThe petition cites Israel's human rights violations against Palestinian people and calls on national broadcaster RUV to withdraw Iceland from the contest. | Boycott Eurovision 2019May 16, 2018 | By: | | Euronews

Brian Saady (2018-07-30). Argentina Militarizes the Drug War. counterpunch.org The President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, announced last Monday that the military would now be involved in domestic crime efforts. It was a reversal of a law akin to the U.S. law, the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. (The Posse Comitatus Act was also amended by Congress during the Reagan administration as part of the war on More

James Bovard (2018-07-30). Government Immunity Kills, Ravages and Skewers. counterpunch.org Few Americans recognize the Yukon-sized void in legal rights in their daily lives. I was recently reminded of this reality after encountering what appeared to be an anti-tank spike leftover from the battle of Stalingrad in a government parking lot. Unfortunately, government's promise to serve also routinely conveys a license to harm. Heading for a More

wsws.org (2018-07-30). US preparing for regime change and war against Iran. wsws.org Following Trump's belligerent threats against Iran, a national security meeting was convened in Washington to thrash out the next stage in the escalating confrontation.

wsws.org (2018-07-30). Workers in US face growing class battles. wsws.org Employers are not only refusing to relent on wages, they are doubling down and demanding new givebacks on healthcare, pensions and work rules.

wsws.org (2018-07-30). US hospitals fail to prevent unnecessary maternal deaths and injuries. wsws.org Based on recent data, a USA Today article last Thursday concluded that the United States was the most dangerous country in the developed world for women to give birth.

wsws.org (2018-07-30). US midterm election campaign enters final 100 days. wsws.org Both parties are so out of touch with the realities of life for most Americans as to give their campaigns a delusional character.

wsws.org (2018-07-30). Mississippi: No charges for police officers who fatally shot worker in address mix-up. wsws.org The decision to deny charges comes nearly a year after Ismael Lopez' death sparked protests and opposition within Southaven, a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee.

wsws.org (2018-07-30). Unexpectedly restrained: Matteo Garrone's Dogman. wsws.org Dogman is a serious attempt to deal with a difficult, and in this climate not especially promising subject.

wsws.org (2018-07-30). Australian by-elections underscore deepening alienation from political establishment. wsws.org Despite large swings against the government, the opposition Labor Party's vote barely rose from its historic lows.

wsws.org (2018-07-30). US promotes Taiwanese submarine program, stoking further tensions with China. wsws.org The Trump administration, backed by the Democrats and Republicans, is ramping up pressure on China through closer US involvement with Taiwan's military.

wsws.org (2018-07-30). Egypt's military junta condemns 75 coup protesters to death. wsws.org The blood on Sisi's hands also drenches the palms of political leaders of all the major parties in the US, Europe and other imperialist powers.

wsws.org (2018-07-30). Local councils in England selling off over 4,000 public spaces and buildings per year. wsws.org Vital public facilities are being lost to working-class communities, while selling formerly council-owned parks and squares restricts right of access to previous public spaces.

RT (2018-07-30). Graphic video of Thurman Blevins shooting that sparked mass protests is released by police. rt.com Body camera footage has been made public, which shows the chasing of and the shots that killed Thurman Blevins, an African American whose death in June led to mass protests in Minneapolis.

Kathy Kelly (2018-07-30). God Only Knows. counterpunch.org "If they would just confirm to us that my brother is alive, if they would just let us see him, that's all we want. But we can't get anyone to give us any confirmation. My mother dies a hundred times every day. They don't know what that is like." In July of 2018, an Amnesty More

wsws.org (2018-07-30). Australia: Report reveals "Harvest Trail" exploitation of overseas workers. wsws.org The exploitative practices are the outcome of the gutting of permanent jobs by employers and successive governments, assisted by the trade unions.

RT (2018-07-30). Nazi symbols near synagogue in Indiana spark outrage, highlighting lack of a state hate crime law. rt.com Social media users have called on state legislators to pass a hate crime law in Indiana, after Nazi symbols were discovered on a wall at the refuse disposal shed wall of a synagogue in Hamilton County, Indiana.

wsws.org (2018-07-30). Teamsters union blames opposition to sellout contract on "internet trolls" wsws.org The union's campaign recalls the United Auto Workers' denunciations of exposures of its 2015 sellout contract as "fake news."

wsws.org (2018-07-30). Extended-stay motel fire kills mother and five children in Michigan. wsws.org This tragedy underscores the desperate and dangerous living conditions confronting millions of low-income and unemployed workers across the US.

wsws.org (2018-07-30). Seven killed, hundreds of homes destroyed as Carr wildfire spreads across Northern California. wsws.org Some 38,000 residents have been ordered to evacuate the area, many of whom have been forced to proceed to hastily-constructed relief centers run by charities.

amnesty.org (2018-07-30). Indonesia: Further information: Activist released, appeal against conviction ongoing: Heri Budiawan. amnesty.org Environmental activist Heri Budiawan, known as Budi Pego, was released from prison on 1 July 2018. Sentenced to 10 months behind bars for "crimes against the state security" on 24 January 2018, his case was the first conviction under the article of banning communism ideology since the downfall of Soeharto in 1998.

amnesty.org (2018-07-30). A brighter future: Why conscientious objectors in South Korea can dream again. amnesty.org "I dreamt about this day but never imagined it would come so quickly," Song In-ho told me last month, following a decision by South Korea's Constitutional Court that could see an end to the imprisonment of conscientious objectors in the country. | His wish may soon come true. After the ruling, the government must introduce an alternative service of a civilian nature for conscientious objectors, and lawmakers are obligated to change the law by the end of 2019. | | However, the decision didn't come quickly enough for In-ho. Before his release in August 2016, he spent 14 months in prison for refusing compulsory military service on the grounds of conscience, despite his willingness to serve the community. | Life sentence :…

RT (2018-07-30). State of emergency in Michigan county as tested water is 20 times the safe level for PFAS chemicals. rt.com A state of emergency has been declared in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, after high levels of man-made PFAS chemicals were found in the drinking water in two towns. The contaminants pose severe health risks and can lead to cancer.

wsws.org (2018-07-30). This week in history: July 30-August 5. wsws.org 25 years ago: Clinton declares war on social spending programsAugust 3, 1993: In a nationally televised speech, US President Bill Clinton declared war on what he called the "politics of entitlement," defending an austerity budget and reaffirming his pledges during the 1992 election campaign to "end welfare as we know it."

RT (2018-07-30). 'Every necessary precaution': Fear of Ebola spreading places Denver hospital on lockdown. rt.com A possible Ebola infection has prompted Denver Health Medical Center to go into temporary lockdown, as medical staff in hazmat suits handled a patient who recently returned from a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

wsws.org (2018-07-30). Kokomo Fiat Chrysler workers: Form a rank-and-file strike committee to fight for jobs and safety! wsws.org If autoworkers are to prevent another sellout by the UAW, they must take control of the struggle into their own hands by electing rank-and-file strike committee.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-07-29). Secret Meeting on the Privatization of Nuclear War Held on Hiroshima Day 2003. globalresearch.ca The Trump Administration's Nuclear Posture Review 2018 has called for "the development of new, more usable nuclear weapons". | The 2018 NPR is in many regards Déjà Vu. | What seems to have escaped the numerous media reports on the 2018 …

Grete Mautner (2018-07-29). Nuclear Disasters: Are We Set Up to Relieve the Mind-Numbing Chernobyl and Fukushima Experience? globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | There's a visible pattern amid the European media voicing ever increasing concern over malfunctions and all sorts of emergencies occurring lately at nuclear power plants. | A very real possibility of a …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-07-29). Global Warfare. Preparing for World War III? Targeting Iran. globalresearch.ca Humanity is at a dangerous crossroads. War preparations to attack Iran are in "an advanced state of readiness". Hi tech weapons systems including nuclear warheads are fully deployed. The deployment of coalition forces by the US, NATO and its partners is occurring simultaneously in all major regions of the World.

Alan MacLeod, FAIR (2018-07-29). The Utility of the RussiaGate Conspiracy. alternet.org New McCarthyism allows corporate media to tighten grip, Democrats to ignore their own failings | The election of Donald Trump came as a shock to many (Independent, 11/5/16). To the shock of many, Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential elections, becoming the 45th president of the United States. Not l. . .

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 […]…

The Conversation (2018-07-29). Don't Lose Sleep Over It: Even If You Don't Get Enough Shut-Eye, Most Fixes Are Easy. alternet.org Sleep should come naturally. | The serious consequences of sleep deprivation perennially capture society's attention. And, as kids head back to school, sleep and a lack of it are of particular concern. Compared to historical norms, how have our contemporary expectations of sleep changed? What are the effects of inadequate sleep? What can be done to optimize the experience of sleep, especially in the context of insomnia? I am a clinician and sleep resear. . .

Eric Margolis (2018-07-29). The Looming War Against Iran. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | President Donald Trump and his neocon advisors have been trying to provoke a war with Iran and Syria for many months. | The neocons are echoing Cato the Elder's cry, 'delenda est …

Stephen Lendman (2018-07-29). Imran Kahn Declares Victory in Pakistan's Election. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Former cricketer, National Assembly member, head of Tehreek-e-Inaf (Pakistan Movement for Justice — PTI — an anti-mainstream party in contrast to dominating Pakistani ones from inception), Imran Kahn looks poised to …

Tony Cartalucci (2018-07-29). Anti-Russia Hysteria: Putin Proposed Interrogating U.S. Officials Interfering In Russian Affairs. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Were one to read the Washington Post's article on a Russian proposal regarding the questioning of suspects in various, ongoing US and Russia investigations, they would have imagined former US ambassador …

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

James Jeffrey (2018-07-29). America's Poverty Crisis Is a Failure to Heed the Demands of Resurrection City. progressive.org Among fiftieth anniversaries from the seismic year of 1968, a lesser-known episode has powerful lessons for today.

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). 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.

Consortiumnews.com (2018-07-29). Ahed Tamimi and Her Mother are Freed from Jail. consortiumnews.com Ahed Tamimi and her mother were freed from prison on Sunday. Ray McGovern looks back on when he met the Tamimi family last year in their West Bank village and reflects on the spirit that drives them. By Ray McGovern… Read more →

Jeremy Sherman, AlterNet (2018-07-29). This Isn't a Culture War — But a Patriotic Defense Against All Cults. alternet.org Those of us on the left who remain vigilant aren't taken in by Trump's pandering but we pay most attention to his hard swing to the right. It would be easy for us to ignore the central point: This is a cult. | If you still think this is just a fight between left and right, you're not keeping up. It hasn't been for a long time if it ever was. It's patriotic Americans defending the country against a cult that has gotten way out of hand in large part because we treated it. . .

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.

Mason Adams, YES! Magazine (2018-07-29). Compassionate Mental Health Reform Began With Taking Off the Handcuffs. alternet.org Rural Virginia in particular has implemented policies that try to treat people with more dignity. | Greg Sturgill had been working as a nurse in Central Appalachia for 15 years when he was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder in 2006. Sturgill was treated and hospitalized more than once while doctors attempted to balance his medication against pre-existing heart problems. He was startled to learn that his father had also suffered from mental illness and even received. . .

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 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.

Global Research News (2018-07-29). Selected Articles: Is Washington Planning a Pre-Emptive Strike on Iran? globalresearch.ca For almost seventeen years, Global Research, together with partner independent media organizations, has sought Truth in Media with a view to eventually "disarming" the corporate media's disinformation crusade. | To reverse the tide, we call upon our readers to participate in …

Yonatan Shapira (2018-07-29). Breaking the Gaza Blockade: Message From A Former Israeli Air Force Pilot. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | My name is Yonatan Shapira and I'm an Israeli citizen. I was a captain and a Blackhawk helicopter pilot in the Israeli Air Force. I never shot anyone and was flying …

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."

Massoud Nayeri (2018-07-29). "Do Not Play with the Lion's Tail": Does Iran President Rouhani's Harsh Response Bring Peace to the Region? globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Obviously any war rhetoric either by tweet or as an official statement only helps the warmongers and limits the forces who are diligently working toward peaceful solutions to resolve conflicts. However …

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 […]…

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. . .

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 […]…

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. . .

glavnovosti.com (2018-07-29). Cows in the Rovno Region of Ukraine Are Producing Radioactive Milk. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | In 10 villages of the Rovno region cows are producing radioactive milk. Thus, the Chernobyl catastrophe that took place 32 years ago is still having an effect. | Ukrainian scientists know how …

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 […]…

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

Vember (2018-07-29). Why Donald Trump Must Pardon Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | The case of Julian Assange's asylum has reached a critical breaking point. After being arbitrarily detained in the Ecuadorian embassy for over six years despite two official rulings by the United …

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. . .

John W. Whitehead (2018-07-29). No Doubt About It: The Deep State Is Real and Trump Is Its Latest Tool. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | " Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government, owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people." ? Theodore Roosevelt | There are those who would have you …

Hans Stehling (2018-07-29). 1.8 Million Palestinian Israelis Made 2nd Class Citizens in Their Own Country. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | According to the Israel Bureau of Statistics, the state has a population of 8.8 million of which 21% are non-Jewish. | That Arab population is now, tragically, an oppressed minority, the Israeli …

INA (2018-07-29). Freedom Flotilla Intercepted in International Waters En Route to Gaza. imemc.org Freedom Flotilla was intercepted by the Israeli navy on Sunday afternoon, approximately 70 miles from the Gaza Strip shore. Israeli Navy Forces stopped the ship in international waters in violation of international maritime law, after shouting toward the boat via loudspeaker and asking for the boat's destination. In a statement, […]…

True Publica (2018-07-29). BREXIT – The Collapse of Confidence – What Now? globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | These are some of the latest results coming from YouGov about the state of politics in Britain. Public sentiment is driven by the biggest post-war decision the country has made – …

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. . .

Manlio Dinucci (2018-07-29). NATO is Turning Europe into a Battlefield against Russia. globalresearch.ca We cannot ignore the political & military consequences – as well as the economic, social & cultural implications of the fact that NATO is turning Europe into a battlefield against Russia, depicted as a threatening enemy: the new "empire of evil" attacking "the greatest democracy in the world"

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

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 […]…

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.

Philip A Farruggio (2018-07-29). The Edge of Heaven. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Walking along the shoreline, with the sun shining, the blue sky smiling and the crashing waves creating a myriad of pollution destroying negative ions. You look out at the horizon and …

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