2018-07-30: Social Media Postees

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The Permanent Lie, Our Deadliest Threat
Chris Hedges | truthdig.com | 2018-07-30
The collapse of democratic institutions has opened the way to a corporate tyranny built, like all tyrannies, on the permanent lie. | The post The Permanent Lie, Our Deadliest Threat appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Lenin Moreno Sees 'a Way out' in Assange's Case
teleSUR / md-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-30
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.
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Dublin Lord Mayor calls for boycott of next year's Eurovision in Israel
pacbi | bdsmovement.net | 2018-07-30
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…
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Trump Golf Course Partly Destroyed Historic Sand Dunes, Scotland Charges
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-07-30
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. | The post Trump Golf Course Partly Destroyed Historic Sand Dunes, Scotland Charges appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Are We About to Witness the Last Battle of the Syrian War?
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-30
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…
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Laura Flanders Show: Decolonizing Wealth Through Indigenous Leadership
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-07-30
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… | The post Laura…
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Colombia: ELN Vows to Continue Peace Talks
teleSUR / mv-MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-30
ELN said it remains committed to advancing the peace talks in order to find a political solution to Colombia's internal armed conflict.
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Escaping Trump's News Trap
David Altheide | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-30
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…
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Peru's President Seeks Referendum On Political, Judicial Reform
teleSUR/LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-30
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.
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From Frankfurt with Love
William Hawes | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-30
(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…
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USS Liberty Attack Survivor: Delegate on Freedom Flotilla Boat
IMEMC Agencies | imemc.org | 2018-07-30
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.
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Compassion is So Out of Fashion
Gregory Barrett | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-30
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…
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Trump Disses Real NATO, Now Wants Unrealistic Arab NATO Against Iran
Juan Cole | iranian.com | 2018-07-30
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 […] | The post Trump Disses Real NATO, Now Wants Unrealistic Arab NATO Against Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
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Peruvian Rebel Poet Enrique Verastegui Dies Aged 68
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-30
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.
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Chile: Mapuche Machi Celestino Cordova Attends Rewe For Renewal
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-30
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.
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Obama Joins Club of the Super-Rich — Defends Global Capitalism in Lecture
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-07-30
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 | The post Obama Joins Club of the Super-Rich — Defends Global Capitalism in Lecture appeared first on The Real News Networ…
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Brazil: Thousands Turn Out For 'Lula Livre' Festival In Rio
teleSUR/LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-30
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.
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Argentina Militarizes the Drug War
Brian Saady | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-30
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…
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Venezuela's Maduro Installs IV PSUV Congress On Chavez's 64th
teleSUR/LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-30
President Maduro said the country must unite in order to overcome its issues, including the economic war being waged against it by Washington.
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Ecuador: International Forum to Defend Unasur Begins
teleSUR/vc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-30
Social and political organizations will define a shared agenda to defend Unasur from increasing attempts to dismantle it.
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Why Trump's Tariffs are Almost as Unpopular With His Voters as Obama's Trade Policies Was
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-30
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.
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Over 18,000 people sign petition calling on Iceland to boycott Israel Eurovision
pacbi | bdsmovement.net | 2018-07-30
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 …
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What Netanyahu Doesn't Know About History
Uri Avnery | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-30
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…
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Red Alert Declared in Colombia Due to Rains
teleSUR/MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-30
At least seven departments of Colombia have been declared in an emergency due to the rains.
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Trump Runs But He Can't Hide
Linn Washington Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-30
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.
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Russia, Iran, Turkey Set To Meet In Sochi For Syria Discussions
RFE/RL | iranian.com | 2018-07-30
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, […] | The post Russia, Iran, Turkey Set To Meet In Sochi For Syria Discussions appeared first on The Iranian…
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Government Immunity Kills, Ravages and Skewers
James Bovard | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-30
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…
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Kudos for Traversing America's Global (and Domestic) Minefield (Please Keep Off the Grass)
James Munson | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-30
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…
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International Afro-Latina Day 2018: Celebrating Culture, Centering Healing (1/2)
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-07-30
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 | The post International Afro-Latina Day 2018: Celebrating Culture, Centering Healing (1/2) appeared first on The Real…
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No Peace in Colombia as ex-FARC Guerrilla Sonia Awaits Release From US Prison
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-30
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,…
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Electing the Cornered Tiger: Imran Khan in Pakistani Politics
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-30
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.
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Violence Against Women Is 'Normal,' Say Latam Youth: Report
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-30
Machismo is "accepted and tolerated by many young people," said Oxfam's coordinator for women's rights in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Global Geopolitical Economy and BRICS Sub-Imperialism
Dominic Brown | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-30
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…
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Celebrities and public figures launch Irish campaign to boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel
pacbi | bdsmovement.net | 2018-07-30
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) …
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God Only Knows
Kathy Kelly | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-30
"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…
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This week in history: July 30-August 5
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-30
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."
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Australia: Report reveals "Harvest Trail" exploitation of overseas workers
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-30
The exploitative practices are the outcome of the gutting of permanent jobs by employers and successive governments, assisted by the trade unions.
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US promotes Taiwanese submarine program, stoking further tensions with China
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-30
The Trump administration, backed by the Democrats and Republicans, is ramping up pressure on China through closer US involvement with Taiwan's military.
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Workers in US face growing class battles
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-30
Employers are not only refusing to relent on wages, they are doubling down and demanding new givebacks on healthcare, pensions and work rules.
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Graphic video of Thurman Blevins shooting that sparked mass protests is released by police
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-30
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.
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State of emergency in Michigan county as tested water is 20 times the safe level for PFAS chemicals
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-30
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.
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Australian by-elections underscore deepening alienation from political establishment
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-30
Despite large swings against the government, the opposition Labor Party's vote barely rose from its historic lows.
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Mississippi: No charges for police officers who fatally shot worker in address mix-up
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-30
The decision to deny charges comes nearly a year after Ismael Lopez' death sparked protests and opposition within Southaven, a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee.
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Teamsters union blames opposition to sellout contract on "internet trolls"
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-30
The union's campaign recalls the United Auto Workers' denunciations of exposures of its 2015 sellout contract as "fake news."
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Nazi symbols near synagogue in Indiana spark outrage, highlighting lack of a state hate crime law
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-30
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.
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US preparing for regime change and war against Iran
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-30
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.
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US hospitals fail to prevent unnecessary maternal deaths and injuries
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-30
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.
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Egypt's military junta condemns 75 coup protesters to death
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-30
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.
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Seven killed, hundreds of homes destroyed as Carr wildfire spreads across Northern California
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-30
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.
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'Every necessary precaution': Fear of Ebola spreading places Denver hospital on lockdown
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-30
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.
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Local councils in England selling off over 4,000 public spaces and buildings per year
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-30
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.
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Kokomo Fiat Chrysler workers: Form a rank-and-file strike committee to fight for jobs and safety!
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-30
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.
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Extended-stay motel fire kills mother and five children in Michigan
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-30
This tragedy underscores the desperate and dangerous living conditions confronting millions of low-income and unemployed workers across the US.
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A brighter future: Why conscientious objectors in South Korea can dream again
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-30
"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 :…
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Unexpectedly restrained: Matteo Garrone's Dogman
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-30
Dogman is a serious attempt to deal with a difficult, and in this climate not especially promising subject.
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Indonesia: Further information: Activist released, appeal against conviction ongoing: Heri Budiawan
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-30
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.
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US midterm election campaign enters final 100 days
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-30
Both parties are so out of touch with the realities of life for most Americans as to give their campaigns a delusional character.
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Secret Meeting on the Privatization of Nuclear War Held on Hiroshima Day 2003
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
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 …
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Nuclear Disasters: Are We Set Up to Relieve the Mind-Numbing Chernobyl and Fukushima Experience?
Grete Mautner | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
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 …
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Global Warfare. Preparing for World War III? Targeting Iran
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
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.
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Al-Khader
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-29
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 …
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Mike Pence: We Support A Free Press Unless Reporters Fail to Maintain 'the Decorum Due at the White House'
David Edwards, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-07-29
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. . .
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The Looming War Against Iran
Eric Margolis | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
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 …
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Here's How Mueller Can Track the 'Dirty Rubles' from Russia to Trump
David Masciotra, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-07-29
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. . .
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6 Reasons for Hope in Trump Times (Video)
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-07-29
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…
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Freedom Flotilla Intercepted in International Waters En Route to Gaza
INA | imemc.org | 2018-07-29
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, …
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Heavy Economic Loss in Besieged Gaza due to Israeli Ban of Basic Goods
INA | imemc.org | 2018-07-29
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.
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The Edge of Heaven
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
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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No Matter How Bad You Thought Big-Pharma Was, This Is Worse
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
Impropriety among big-pharmaceutical corporations has ranged from multi-billion dollar bribery rackets, to marketing drugs to patients for uses they were never approved for by regulators, to covering up known dangerous side-effects of medications they produce and sell. | More recently, big-pharma …
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'Arab NATO': Trump Pursuing Regional Alliance to Confront Iran
The New Arab | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | The Trump administration is reportedly developing plans for a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, in a bid to unite against Iran's increasing presence …
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Ahed Tamimi and Her Mother are Freed from Jail
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-07-29
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 ?…
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Israeli Missiles Kill Two Palestinians In Gaza
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-29
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 …
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Israel-Palestine's Toughest Questions Have Simple Answers
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-07-29
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 | The post Israel-Palestine's Toughest Questions Have Simple Answers appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Woman In Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-29
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 …
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Husband And Wife Injured After Israeli Colonizers Attacked Them In Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-29
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 …
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Brexit's Epicentre: London's Financial Services Sector and Its Place in the UK Economy
Prof. Sarah Hall | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Developments in London's financial district help us understand the precise form that Brexit will take, argues Sarah Hall. She explains why London is distinct to the rest of the UK …
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Selected Articles: Is Washington Planning a Pre-Emptive Strike on Iran?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
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 …
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Khamenei Resets Foreign Policy Compass
M. K. Bhadrakumar | iranian.com | 2018-07-29
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 […] | The post Khamenei Resets Foreign Policy Compass appeared first on The Iranian.
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Economic Interests Trump Biological Diversity
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-07-29
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 | The post Economic Interests Trump Biological Diversity appeared first on …
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Cows in the Rovno Region of Ukraine Are Producing Radioactive Milk
glavnovosti.com | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
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 …
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BREXIT – The Collapse of Confidence – What Now?
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
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 – …
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Black Atheists Matter: How Women Freethinkers Take on Religion
Christopher Cameron, Aeon | alternet.org | 2018-07-29
Who are the new black atheists and what is behind their recent growth? | Christianity has played a central role in African-American life from the late 18th century to the present. Black churches raised funds for fugitive slaves, served as schoolhouses, and provided space for political meetings and activities, among other functions. Leaders of black congregations such as Richard Allen or Daniel Payne were often leaders of the broader black community. The spiritual m. . .
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Carl Bernstein Details Trump's 'Demonstrable' Russia Cover-Up: 'He Wants Our Credibility Destroyed Because We're Reporting the Truth'
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-07-29
"[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. . .
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Five Jerusalem Teens Remain In Prison, 19 Released
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-29
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 …
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NATO is Turning Europe into a Battlefield against Russia
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
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"
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New York Times Publisher Asks Trump to Reconsider Anti-Media Rhetoric
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-07-29
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." | The post New York Times Publisher Asks Trump to Reconsider Anti-Media Rhetoric appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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1.8 Million Palestinian Israelis Made 2nd Class Citizens in Their Own Country
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
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 …
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China: Rise, Fall and Re-Emergence as a Global Power
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
China 's re-emergence as a world economic power raises important questions about what we can learn from its previous rise and fall and about the external and internal threats confronting this emerging economic superpower for the immediate future.
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Video: The Faces of North Korea
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
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"Did You Hear Me Beat Up on Republicans Today?" — A Progressive Democrat Running for Arizona Governor Promises to Revolutionize Education
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-07-29
Education policy expert David Garcia is building on the demands made by striking Arizona teachers this year to take down Republican Gov. Doug Ducey. | The post "Did You Hear Me Beat Up on Republicans Today?" — A Progressive Democrat Running for Arizona Governor Promises to Revolutionize Education appeared first on The Intercept.
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Russia Is Preparing for a "Perfect Storm" in the Global Economy
Aleksandr Rodgers | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | In recent months Russia, as some claim, "strenuously prepared for Putin's meeting with Trump". What does this mean? | Firstly, in April the Central Bank of the Russian Federation dumped nearly a …
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Imran Kahn Declares Victory in Pakistan's Election
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
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 …
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Here's Why Revoking Birthright Citizenship Is the Right's Next Battlecry — And What You Can Do to Protect It
Paul Rosenberg, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-07-29
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. . .
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Trump Says He's Willing to Shut Down Government Over Border Security
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-07-29
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. | The post Trump Says He's Willing to Shut Down Government Over Border Security appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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From Brexit to Breferendum
Anatole Kaletsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | The consequences of the Brexit self-delusion are now becoming obvious, as Britain's government finds itself unable to get a parliamentary majority for any realistic plan to leave the EU. If this …
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America's Poverty Crisis Is a Failure to Heed the Demands of Resurrection City
James Jeffrey | progressive.org | 2018-07-29
Among fiftieth anniversaries from the seismic year of 1968, a lesser-known episode has powerful lessons for today.
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Why Donald Trump Must Pardon Julian Assange
Vember | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
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 …
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This Isn't a Culture War — But a Patriotic Defense Against All Cults
Jeremy Sherman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-07-29
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. . .
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Don't Lose Sleep Over It: Even If You Don't Get Enough Shut-Eye, Most Fixes Are Easy
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-07-29
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. . .
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Iran's National Interests: Khamenei Resets Foreign-Policy Compass
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-29
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | 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 …
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