2018-07-31: News Headlines

Trita Parsi (2018-07-31). Trump's Offer To Meet With Iran's President Rouhani Won't Get Us A Better Deal. We Had Our Chance And Lost It. iranian.com After withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and threatening Iran with "consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before," President Trump announced on Monday that he wants to meet with President Rouhani without preconditions to craft a new deal. Trump thinks he can achieve this by sanctioning Iran until the rulers in Tehran beg for mercy. But […]

Nyla Ali Khan (2018-07-31). Defeat of Religious Parties in Electoral Politics in South Asia. counterpunch.org The recent elections in Pakistan in which the Jamaat-i-Islami had a poor showing have made as clear as day that the homogeneous culture advocated by this politico-religious organization and vigilante groups affiliated with it lacks mass appeal in South Asia. Although the Jamaat hasn't enjoyed electoral success in either India, or Pakistan, or Bangladesh, the More

teleSUR / mv-MH (2018-07-31). Israel's Netanyahu To Visit Colombia For Duque's Swearing-In. telesurtv.net The Israeli prime minister will visit Latin America for the second time in less than a year. Last year visits were received by protests in Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina.

Rob Prince (2018-07-31). The Ethiopian Dilemma. counterpunch.org Ethiopia's "Savior" Headed To Washington Despite all indications to the contrary, many people look to some kind of modern day messiah, savior, to lead them out of misery and oppression. Unfortunately, messiah's don't come very frequently and when they do in Africa (a la Lumumba, Thomas Sankara), they have a long history of being assassinated or, More

teleSUR /ef-MS (2018-07-31). President Macri Again Defends Decree For Military In Streets. telesurtv.net Argentine president Mauricio Macri: using the military in internal security will create a 'peaceful' population, adding other candidates proposed the same measure in 2015.

Tyler Durden (2018-07-31). "No Preconditions": Trump Offers To Meet With Iran's Rouhani "Anytime They Want" iranian.com President Trump said on Monday that he is willing to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with "no preconditions," exactly one week after he blasted out a fiery all-caps threat to the regime over Twitter. "I would certainly meet with Iran if they wanted to meet. I don't know if they're ready yet," Trump said, responding […]

teleSUR / mv-MH (2018-07-31). Brazil: Social Movements Militants Begin Hunger Strike for Lula. telesurtv.net This measure has been called for by the Via Campesina (Campesino way), as an extreme act of pressure on the government.

Dean Baker (2018-07-31). Trump's "Amazing" Economy. counterpunch.org Donald Trump has gotten some well-deserved ridicule his boasts about the "amazing" economy. While the 4.1 percent growth figure reported for the second quarter is impressive, it is hardly qualifies as amazing. There were four quarters in the Obama years with faster growth. Going back before the Great Recession there were many quarters with much More

teleSUR/MS (2018-07-31). 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.

Ilana Novick (2018-07-31). After Trump's Tax Bill, CEOs Rake In Millions in 'Eye Popping' Stock Payouts, Politico Reports. truthdig.com CEO cash-outs are likely to become a talking point for Democrats in the midterm elections.

IMEMC News (2018-07-31). Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Man In Bethlehem. imemc.org Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and abducted a young man. Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers stormed the refugee camp from its main entrance, near the Jerusalem-Hebron city, before invading and searching homes, […]…

Joseph Essertier (2018-07-31). Brutal Billionaires' Big Border Bucks. counterpunch.org I'm comin' home, I've done my time Now I've got to know what is and isn't mine If you received my letter telling you I'd soon be free Then you'll know just what to do if you still want me If you still want me Whoa, tie a yellow ribbon 'round the ole oak tree More

Victor Grossman (2018-07-31). A Wicked Witch and Winged Monkeys…Not From Oz. counterpunch.org Does anyone remember "The Wizard of Oz"? Recent news made me recall its song line: "Ding-dong the witch is dead. Which old witch, the wicked witch, the wicked witch is dead". This "Wicked Witch of the East" is still alive. German law has no death penalty; she was sentenced to life in prison. While her More

teleSUR /ef-MS (2018-07-31). Honduran Judge Releases 27 Accused in Pandora's Box Case. telesurtv.net All but one of the 28 government officials accused in the Pandora's Box corruption case will remain in preventative detention. The rest will defend outside of jail.

teleSUR / mv-MH (2018-07-31). Argentina: Teachers' Unions Begin 48-Hour Strike Against Macri Policies. telesurtv.net "There is a national project of deterioration of public education," said in a press conference Eduardo Lopez, Secretary-General of the Workers of Education Union (UTE).

Sina Toossi (2018-07-31). Why Trump's Iran Policy Is Bound To Fail. iranian.com On May Day 1946, the British consul in the southwestern Iranian city of Khorramshahr noted a troubling development. An Iranian woman had taken to a local podium and proclaimed that the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) was exploiting the "jewel of Iran" and spending more on dog food than salaries for its Iranian workers. She demanded equal pay […]

Lisa Thompson (2018-07-31). BRICS and Civil Society 2018: Social Justice versus the Diplomacy Game. counterpunch.org The annual BRICS Summit at the Sandton Convention Centre attracted much hype and generally affirming media coverage. Part of the reason for relentless positivity towards the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) alliance is press coverage in the country's leading newspaper chain arranged by Iqbal Survé. As head of the Independent newspapers as well as the BRICS Business More

teleSUR /ef-MS (2018-07-31). President Piñera Ratings Slide After Ministers 'Misunderstood'. telesurtv.net After several faux pas on the part of two Chilean ministers, President Sebastian Piñera's rating drops by five points, his worst fall since taking office.

Stuart A. Newman (2018-07-31). Our Assembly-Line Future? counterpunch.org Human civilization has taken an important turn with the publication of a new report by the Nuffield Council, the semi-official bioethics agency of the United Kingdom. The document, two years in preparation, gives the go-ahead to genetically engineer human beings at the embryonic stages of development. The report stated: "There is potential for heritable genome More

Mike Garrity (2018-07-31). The Last, Best Chance to Save the Wolverine. counterpunch.org Wolverines are very reclusive animals, so when a wolverine family was caught on video cajoling in Montana's Sapphire Mountains this summer it was an opportunity to reflect on what it will take to keep this imperiled native species from going extinct. Like Montana, Idaho is lucky to still have wolverines, as well as most of More

teleSUR/MS (2018-07-31). Seven People Killed in Catatumbo Region, Colombia. telesurtv.net Preliminary versions indicate that the murderers arrived on a motorcycle and shot at people.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-07-31). Economic Update: We Can Do Better Than Capitalism. therealnews.com This week: Updates on a New Zealand firm that succeeds with a 4 day work week; Vienna's public housing successes; Fordham adjuncts' union wins big; Burberry destroys millions of dollars worth of unsold product; precarious U.S. jobs worsen alcoholism among young; U.S. airlines raises profits by shrinking bathroom space; Interview with Cheryl Claude, a former…

Stefano Galieni (2018-07-31). South Africa Today: a Poor Country Based on Neoliberalism. counterpunch.org Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 years old on the 18th of July. Today South Africa is full of contradictions resulting from neoliberal policies, corruption and problems inherited from the apartheid and not yet solved. We were expecting Irvin Jim in Italy, who since 2008 has been general secretary of NUMSA (National Union of Metalworkers More

teleSUR / md-MS (2018-07-31). Archbishop Convicted of Sexual Abuse Criminal Cover-up Resigns. telesurtv.net The court has adjourned the matter until August 14 to assess whether Wilson can serve his sentence under home detention.

John Steppling (2018-07-31). Under the Blood Moon. counterpunch.org "U.S. imperial actions in Vietnam and elsewhere are often described as reflecting "national interests," "national security," or "national defense." Endless U.S. wars and regime changes, however, actually represent the class interests of the powerful who own and govern the country." — John Marciano "The Bretton Woods institutions are like arsonists, lighting new social fires, then More

Zubeida Mustafa (2018-07-31). Pakistan's Elections Bring Hope and Uncertainty. truthdig.com Cricket-star-turned-politician Imran Khan, the next prime minister, is talking a good if vague game, but will he follow through on his reform promises?

IMEMC News (2018-07-31). Israeli Colonizers Injure A Palestinian Child In Hebron. imemc.org Illegal Israeli colonizers attacked and injured, on Monday evening, a Palestinian child in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Medical sources in Hebron said the child, Yousef Fawwaz Qfeisha, suffered various lacerations and bruises to several parts of his body. The Israeli […]…

Tom Tomorrow (2018-07-31). Don't Be a Goofball… thenation.com Don't Be a Goofball… appeared first on The Nation.

Binoy Kampmark (2018-07-31). Embellishing Crime: Melbourne's "African" Gang Problem. counterpunch.org Always trust the handy anecdote to overwhelm reality with force and false persuasiveness. The taxi driver irate at the latest opportunistic scribble in a Rupert Murdoch rag is bound to regale you with a story as you speed to the airport: "Those bloody gangs. And the police didn't even bloody mention they were African!" A More

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-07-31). Captain John Turnbull Aboard The Freedom Flotilla Headed for Gaza. therealnews.com Just 300 miles from Gaza, Captain Turnbull expects a confrontation with Israeli military within hours of this interview, he has 12 people on board

teleSUR / mv-MH (2018-07-31). Venezuelans Mark 1st Year of National Constituent Assembly. telesurtv.net Monday's events marking the first anniversary of the founding of the ANC will take place in the Bolivar Square in the Venezuelan capital Caracas.

Conn Hallinan (2018-07-31). NATO: the Unexamined Alliance. counterpunch.org The outcome of the July11-12 NATO meeting in Brussels got lost amid the media's obsession with President Donald Trump's bombast, but the "Summit Declaration" makes for sober reading. The media reported that the 28-page document "upgraded military readiness," and was "harshly critical of Russia," but there was not much detail beyond that. More

wsws.org (2018-07-31). Tesla assembles cars in a tent amid investigations of workplace safety. wsws.org The company continues to show a net loss despite massive outside investments as it attempts to work out assembly line problems amid reports of serious workplace safety violations.

RT (2018-07-31). Openly anti-Trump academics hired to fix Twitter's 'conversational health' — the Right not impressed. rt.com For the sake of "healthy conversation," Twitter has put together a research team to combat prejudice and discrimination. Soon, conservatives noticed the new task force was staffed with #Resistance members and Trump haters.

wsws.org (2018-07-31). Politics in bad faith: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigns in Michigan. wsws.org Ocasio-Cortez's campaign is a cynical effort to put a "left-wing," "progressive," youth-oriented, and multicultural gloss on the right-wing, pro-war Democratic Party.

wsws.org (2018-07-31). ABI management demands more concessions, job cuts. wsws.org The Steelworkers union is systematically isolating the ABI workers' struggle, even as the aluminum bosses escalate their concession demands.

Human Rights Watch (2018-07-31). India: Assam's Citizen Identification Can Exclude 4 Million People. hrw.org People wait to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district. | © Reuters | (New York) — The Indian authorities shoul…

wsws.org (2018-07-31). German right demands nuclear "weapons of mass extermination" wsws.org The Welt am Sonntag, a leading German newspaper, has published an article demanding the creation of a nuclear arsenal.

Human Rights Watch (2018-07-31). Iraq: Judges Disregard Torture Allegations. hrw.org Risafa Central Criminal Court in Baghdad, where Human Rights Watch sat in on 18 felony trials in June and July, 2018. | © 2018 Maya Alleruzzo/AP Photo | (Beirut) — Iraq's judge…

wsws.org (2018-07-31). Rifts emerge in US-EU trade deal. wsws.org The Trump administration is keeping a gun at the head of the EU over auto tariffs as it continues an investigation into whether to impose them on "national security" grounds.

wsws.org (2018-07-31). French police scandal exposes Mélenchon's ties to the police state. wsws.org Mélenchon's ardent defense of the police in his attacks on French President Macron reflect his organization's close ties to the police and intelligence agencies.

wsws.org (2018-07-31). Oracle CEO pockets $250 million after Trump tax cut. wsws.org By the end of the year, American corporations will have enriched their top executives and investors with $2.5 trillion obtained through stock buybacks, increased dividend payments, and mergers and acquisitions.

wsws.org (2018-07-31). Five months after strike, West Virginia teachers say "nothing has changed" wsws.org The unions double-crossed the West Virginia teachers, ending their struggle without securing funding for the PEIA, which underwrites their health insurance.

wsws.org (2018-07-31). Ecuador's president ready to allow Julian Assange to be extradited to US. wsws.org The Moreno government is in the process of revoking the WikiLeaks editor's asylum and throwing him into the hands of the American authorities.

wsws.org (2018-07-31). Benalla affair destabilises Macron government in France. wsws.org The campaign by the police and parliamentary opposition to Macron is aimed at defending the police apparatus and supporting the president's policies of militarism and austerity.

RT (2018-07-31). Congressman Nunes looking at 'legal remedies' to Twitter 'shadowbanning'. rt.com Congressman Devin Nunes (R-California) is looking into "legal remedies" to stop Twitter from "shadowbanning" certain users and decreasing their visibility on the social media platform.

wsws.org (2018-07-31). Acquittal for right-wing extremist Identitarian movement in Austrian court. wsws.org Seventeen members of the Austrian Identitarian Movement were acquitted by the Graz District Court on all main charges in their case last Thursday.

wsws.org (2018-07-31). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

RT (2018-07-31). Texas cops notch up another bizarre call-out as fish-lover masterminds shark-nap from aquarium. rt.com A man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a horn shark from a public aquarium in San Antonio, Texas. The suspect and his accomplices wheeled out the animal wrapped in a blanket and in a baby carriage.

wsws.org (2018-07-31). Annie Swynnerton—a Victorian artist rediscovered but misinterpreted. wsws.org Until the end of this year, the Manchester Art Gallery exhibition Painting Light and Hope is showing 36 paintings of forgotten Victorian artist Annie Louisa Swynnerton (1844-1933), a native of the city.

wsws.org (2018-07-31). New Zealand Defence Force nurses deployed during strike. wsws.org The Labour government's military deployment is a sharp warning to the resurgent working class as to what the ruling elite has in store.

wsws.org (2018-07-31). British police and intelligence using children as spies. wsws.org A report from the British House of Lords committee has revealed the use of teenagers, including those under 16, as undercover agents for the police and intelligence services.

wsws.org (2018-07-31). Hundreds of residential tower blocks still covered in Grenfell-type flammable cladding. wsws.org Thirteen months after the Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed 72 people, tens of thousands throughout the UK are still residing in tower blocks covered in flammable cladding.

amnesty.org (2018-07-31). China: Further information: 42 months in prison for forcibly returned activist: Dong Guangping. amnesty.org According to a Chinese media report, Dong Guangping was sentenced to 42 months in prison almost one year after his trial in July 2017. No notification about the trial or sentencing has been communicated with his family and lawyer. Held incommunicado since being forcibly returned from Thailand in 2015, he remains at grave risk of torture.

wsws.org (2018-07-31). Australian government pursues prosecution of East Timor espionage whistleblower and lawyer. wsws.org The prosecution of Collaery and Witness K is bound up with the wider drive toward a US-led military confrontation of China, which the Australian ruling elite is committed to supporting.

amnesty.org (2018-07-31). Burundi: Two years on and no word on forcibly disappeared journalist Jean Bigirimana. amnesty.org The devastation wrought on Burundi's once dynamic media sector was one of the major fallouts of the crisis sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza decision in April 2015 to run for a controversial third term in the office. | In the aftermath of the failed coup d'etat of 13 May 2015 following the elections, troops loyal to the president unleashed their anger on media houses that had broadcast the coup plotters' announcements. As a result, privately owned media Radio Tele Renaissance, Radio Publique Africaine, Isanganiro and Bonesha FM were attacked<...

Human Rights Watch (2018-07-31). Brazil: Decriminalize Abortion. hrw.org Brazil's abortion laws are incompatible with its human rights obligations. | (Sà£o Paulo) — Brazil's abortion laws are incompatible with its human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said today, releasing a video about the issue. Human Rights Watch will speak at a public hearing on August…

Democracy Now! (2018-07-30). Noam Chomsky Condemns Israel's Shift to Far Right & New "Jewish Nation-State" Law. democracynow.org Israel has passed a widely-condemned law that defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people and gives Jews the sole right to self-determination. It also declares Hebrew the country's only official language and encourages the building of Jewish-only settlements on occupied territory as a "national value." The law has drawn international condemnation and accusations that Israel has legalized apartheid. For more we speak with world-renowned political dissident, author, and linguist Noam Chomsky. He is a laureate professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona and Professor Emeritus…

Democracy Now! (2018-07-30). Noam Chomsky: U.S. Must Improve Relations with Russia and Challenge the Expansion of NATO. democracynow.org Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited President Trump to Moscow just days after the White House postponed a planned meeting between the two leaders in Washington until after the midterm elections. The invitation to Moscow comes after Trump and Putin met for a summit in Helsinki, Finland, earlier this month. For more about U.S.-Russian relations, we speak with world-renowned political dissident, author, and linguist Noam Chomsky. He is a laureate professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona and Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he taught for more t…

Democracy Now! (2018-07-30). Amid Deadly Israeli Crackdown on Gaza Protests, Chomsky Says U.S. Must End Support for "Murderers" democracynow.org In Gaza, thousands gathered Saturday for the funeral of 11-year-old Majdi al-Satari, who died after he was shot in the head by an Israeli sniper Friday at protests near the separation fence with Israel. 17-year-old Moumin al-Hams and 43-year-old Ghazi Abu Mustafa were also shot and killed by Israeli snipers at the protests. In total, Israeli soldiers have killed at least 150 Palestinians since the Palestinians' nonviolent Great March of Return protests began on March 30. For more we speak with world-renowned political dissident, author, and linguist Noam Chomsky. He is a laureate professor in the Department of Li…

Democracy Now! (2018-07-30). Noam Chomsky: Survival of Organized Human Life is at Risk Due to Climate Change & Nuclear Weapons. democracynow.org At least eight people have died in California as climate change-fueled wildfires rage statewide. In total, firefighters are battling seventeen wildfires blazing across California, engulfing more than 200,000 acres and forcing mass evacuations, including in Yosemite National Park. The fires comes amid a surge of deadly extreme weather worldwide, including in India, where more than 500 people have died as a result of flooding and heavy rains in recent weeks. Scientists have linked increased flooding and rainfall to climate change. For more we speak with world-renowned political dissident, author, and linguist Noam…

William Hawes (2018-07-30). From Frankfurt with Love. counterpunch.org Today the global situation is perilous. There is an overwhelming inertia at play here and the momentum is leading us off the rails. Or, rather, on the rails to 21st century concentration camps…as the threats of global warming, nuclear war, and worldwide pollution hang overhead as a modern-day sword of Damocles. To repeat a Benjamin quote which many have noticed for its prescience: "Marx says that revolutions are the locomotives of world history. But the situation may be quite different. Perhaps revolutions are not the train ride, but the human race grabbing for the emergency brake." Peter Korzun (2018-07-30). US is Ready to Strike Iran's Nuclear Facilities in August. mintpressnews.com The US-Iran relationship took a nosedive after Iran threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz in early July. President Trump told the Iranian leadership in a tweet that he would respond with force if Tehran's hostile anti-US rhetoric did not stop.

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 […]

Stephen Lendman (2018-07-30). Targeting Assange Threatens Speech, Media and Academic Freedoms. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | That's what targeting him is all about, wanting truth-telling on vital issues suppressed. Permitting the falsified official narrative alone is where things are heading. | It's how police states operate everywhere — …

Whitney Webb (2018-07-30). Mandela's Grandson to Honor Ahed Tamimi with Award for Her Bravery in Resisting Israeli Oppression. mintpressnews.com "Ahed‚Äö like most Palestinian youth living under occupation‚Äö are fearless in their protest against the occupation and witness daily how their parents are humiliated and stripped of their dignity at the hands of the IDF. " — Zwelivelile Mandela, Nelson Mandela's grandson

John Wojcik (2018-07-30). Germany must not lose its soul after losing at soccer. peoplesworld.org

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

Staff (2018-07-30). Immigrant Youth Shelters: 'If You're a Predator, It's a Gold Mine'. truthdig.com ProPublica obtained police reports and call logs from more than two-thirds of the shelters housing immigrant children. Here's what they show.

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

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 Cultural Boycott Boycott Eurovision 2019The Lord Mayor of Dublin has called for…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-07-30). Towards a World War III Scenario? The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran? globalresearch.ca The Iran operation is slated to use the most advanced weapons systems. In all likelihood, new weapons systems will be tested.

INA (2018-07-30). Navy Intercepts Norwegian-flagged Flotilla Ship. imemc.org The Israeli navy has intercepted a Norwegian-flagged ship, with activists on board, as it was approaching the shores of the besieged Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian relief to the inhabitants of the impoverished enclave. "The activity ended without exceptional events. At this time, the ship is being transferred to the […]…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-07-30). Plans for Attack: US Plans for Striking Iran. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | The world of the terrifying hypothetical is programmatically standard in the Trump White House. Periods of tense calm are followed by careless flights of fury, digs and remonstrations. Mortal enemies become …

Vanessa Beeley (2018-07-30). Jo Cox, Her Assassination, the White Helmets, "Humanitarianism," and Regime Change. mintpressnews.com It is no coincidence that some of the world's most ardent imperialists are behind the cynical exploitation of one heinous murder — of British MP Jo Cox — to enable global mass-murder as well as human trafficking under the pretext of "ethical" and "humanitarian" intervention.

Bill Morlin (2018-07-30). Confederacy report recommends renaming Austin, Texas. splcenter.org A new report suggests renaming the city of Austin, Texas, to strip away references to the Confederacy — a recommendation that's almost certain to trigger a firestorm of controversy.

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.

True Publica (2018-07-30). The Brexit Syndicate. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | For a long time now, I have taken the view that Britain is well along the path to being 'Americanised' and Brexit was the last piece of a puzzle that was …

Emma Fiala (2018-07-30). Ahed Tamimi, Renowned 17-Year-Old Palestinian Resister, Freed from Israeli Prison after Eight Months. mintpressnews.com "This is a day of relief, which we hope will blossom into happiness once this brutal military occupation is out of our lives. … I call on members of the international community to uphold their responsibility towards our people and take concrete steps to end this perpetual injustice." | — Bassem Tamimi on Daughter Ahed's Release from Prison

Democracy Now! (2018-07-30). Headlines for July 30, 2018. democracynow.org Eight Die as Wildfires Rage Across California, India: More than 500 People Have Died in Monsoon Season So Far, North Korea Returns Remains of U.S. Soldiers Killed During Korean War, Trump Threatens Government Shutdown over Funding for $25 Billion Border Wall, Judge to Appoint Independent Monitor to Oversee Detention Centers with Children, "Quiet Skies: " Boston Globe Reveals TSA Domestic Surveillance Program, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She Plans to Serve 5 More Years on Bench, U.S. Officials Hold Direct Peace Talks with the Taliban, Gaza: Israeli Soldiers Kill 3 Palestinians, including 11-Year-Old Boy, Palestinian A…

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-07-30). Can a Business in the US be Anti-Capitalist? therealnews.com On the Marc Steiner Show, Joshua Clark Davis discusses his book 'From Head Shops to Whole Foods," which details the effects of bringing the New Left, Black Power, feminism, and environmentalism into the marketplace

Staff (2018-07-30). 13 Takeaways From an Interview With Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. truthdig.com In a candid and lengthy discussion in Managua, Ortega claims his Sandinista government defeated a U.S.-backed coup.

John Laurits (2018-07-30). Each Tomahawk Missile Fired on Syria in April Could Have Fed 1,242 Malnourished US Children for a Whole Year. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | On the 14th of April 2018, as most are surely aware, the prime ministers of France and the UK assisted failed meatpacking-entrepreneur Donald Trump in violating all the most important international …

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-07-30). Fox News Hosts Stunned As Giuliani Twists Himself into Knots About a 'Second' Trump Tower Meeting: 'It Still Doesn't Make Sense'. alternet.org Rudy Giuliani called into Fox News and divulged details about a second Trump Tower meeting. | During a live TV interview on Monday, Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani called in to Fox News' "Outnumbered" in an effort to clear up statements he made earlier in the day—and ended up confusing the hosts even more. Giuliani on Monday appeared to move the goal posts on Russian collusion, insisting that Donald Trump could not have committed a crime because he didn't perso. . .

IMEMC News (2018-07-30). Information Ministry Calls In International Community To Stop Israeli Violations Against Journalists, Media Outlets. imemc.org After Monday's Israeli army's abduction of four Palestinians journalists in Ramallah, in central West Bank, the Palestinian Information Ministry issued a statement denouncing the dangerously escalating Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists and media outlets, calling on the International Community to intervene in ending these attac…

John Nichols (2018-07-30). Ron Dellums Maintained a 'Relentless Faith in Our Ability to Make a Better World'. thenation.com Ron Dellums Maintained a 'Relentless Faith in Our Ability to Make a Better World' appeared first on The Nation.

Bill Blum (2018-07-30). Paul Manafort and the Five Stages of 'Mueller Derangement Syndrome'. truthdig.com The former Trump campaign manager's trial could mirror the five stages of grief following personal loss and tragedy: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

INA (2018-07-30). Salman Rejects US "Peace Plan" imemc.org Saudi Arabian monarch Prince Salman told U.S. President Trump that East Jerusalem should be the capital of Palestine, while rejecting the U.

Paul Dobson (2018-07-30). PSUV Holds Congress as Pressure Mounts for Maduro to Receive Campesino March. venezuelanalysis.com Party delegates considered raising petrol prices, remodelling state-run industries, further nationalisations, and eliminating currency exchange controls.

Thom Hartmann, Independent Media Institute (2018-07-30). Trump Is in Major Legal and Political Trouble — His Desperate Attempts to Escape Could Lead America to Catastrophe. alternet.org We should prepare for any drastic measures from war to martial law that Trump may undertake to escape his crises. | Is it now time to imagine how far Trump and his Republican cronies in Congress might be able to push things? And how we, as Americans, might respond? This isn't the first time such a question has been raised. A bit more than a week before the election of 2016—a week before Trump won the election—one of the few people on earth wh. . .

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

Colin Todhunter (2018-07-30). India Mortgaged? Forced-Fed Illness and the Neoliberal Food Regime. asia-pacificresearch.com

Glenn Greenwald (2018-07-30). Photo of Kissing Gay Couple Sparks Controversy at One of Brazil's Most Important and Iconic Tourist Sites. theintercept.com As Brazil's far-right, fascist movement tries to link LGBT equality to pedophilia, one straight manager at Sugar Loaf takes a bold stand.

Tim Libretti (2018-07-30). Janus ruling consistent with Trump efforts to re-define equality as inequality. peoplesworld.org This is the fourth and last of a series. In this series thus far on the Supreme Court's ruling in the Janus case, I have analyzed the ways Justice Samuel Alito's arguments have re-framed, in ways that distort and actually undermine, America's supposedly sacred principles of free speech and democracy. Wh…

IMEMC News (2018-07-30). Israeli Soldiers Shot A Palestinian East Of Gaza. imemc.org The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Monday, that Israeli soldiers shot a young man with live fire, east of Gaza city. It said that the soldiers shot the young man in his leg, before he was rushed to the Shifa Medical Center, west of Gaza city, suffering a moderate injury. […]…

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 Cultural Boycott 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)

DPCR (2018-07-30). The United States Is the Only Remaining Colonial Power. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | The United States government has never allowed independent governments in Latin America. Every time people elect a government that represents them instead of US economic interests, Washington overthrows the elected government. …

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-07-30). Venezuela Introduces New Measures to Halt Hyperinflation: Will they Work? therealnews.com Venezuela's hyperinflation is now exceeding 200% per month. President Maduro plans to introduce a new currency that is tied to Venezuela's oil basket, but will the measures work and how has inflation affected the general population? We discuss these issues with Cira Pascual Marquina of Venezuelanalysis.com and TRNN's Greg Wilpert

Kerry Eleveld, Daily Kos (2018-07-30). John Kelly Currently Has Less Influence on Trump Than Fox & Friends Does. alternet.org The chief of staff is almost useless, having lost respect among staffers and exerting little control over Trump's impulsive agenda. | Whatever high hopes former Marine General John Kelly had when he was appointed White House chief of staff have long given way to the dismal reality of Donald Trump's West Wing. It's a one-man show and no one is getting in the way of Trump's delusion that he's nailing it on a daily basis. Perhaps Kelly sh. . .

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-07-30). On Police Reform, Rhetoric Without Action is Meaningless. therealnews.com Advocates say efforts to reform the troubled Baltimore Police department are flailing because the city is not implementing real change

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